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11/12/2018 - 1:12pm My dad (age 77) and I are a…

My dad (age 77) and I are a bit behind you on this project - we've been to M wins in Ann Arbor, Evanston, East Lansing, West Lafayette (last year), Rutgers (this year).  We've got road visits planned out through 2025 to cross off the other 9 venues.

It's a bucket list item for my dad.

Rutgers College Avenue campus itself is pretty nice, though New Brunswick is not particularly impressive, IMO.  Food on Easton Ave was decent.

Not much parking near the stadium for visitors.  Parked on campus, walked around for several hours and had meals/beers pregame.  Took a bus from campus to the stadium.  The stadium is in a nice, wooded area, but it's small (53k) and was about 60% full.  About half of that was maize & blue.

Stadium experience was unimpressive.  A cross between HS frivolity and pro frippery.  Fans are unexcited for a 1-8 (now 1-9) team, and I heard several comments around the time the score hit 35-7 from RU fans that they should have stayed in the Big East.

The rivalry is alive and well, though.  The parking lot attendant told me, unsolicited, that Harbaugh was an asshole for 78-0.

11/12/2018 - 1:03pm Lord's Cricket Ground in St…

Lord's Cricket Ground in St. John's Wood (London NW8) is the home of English cricket, though there are many cricket grounds in the UK.  https://www.lords.org/

The Oval in Kennington (London SE11) is also particularly significant in UK cricket history.

11/05/2018 - 8:22am I know all of us, the…

I know all of us, the MGoDenizens, think of ourselves as the site's customers, but the truth of free commercial media is this:

If you are not paying, you are not the customer. You are the product being sold to the real customers, the advertisers. 

That said, yeah, I hear and echo your gripe. 

11/02/2018 - 2:19pm Sign up for YouTube TV. …

Sign up for YouTube TV.  Watch on phone.

11/01/2018 - 10:55am 1. 46, male

2. All of them,…

1. 46, male

2. All of them, usually slightly behind realtime until the second half.  I usually attend 2-3 in person, of which, one is a road game (ongoing tradition with my 78-year-old father).  We live in Ann Arbor now (after a decade on the west coast), so attending a home game isn't really a huge deal.

3. Some grief received from my wife (45, also an M grad, but indifferent to football), but after a decade of marriage, we've come to an agreement that, for 12+ Saturdays per year, including 2-3 in person, she won't bother me (and will occasionally watch with me) for that 1 game per weekend.  For home games, she'll usually go with me to the tailgate (our kids and our tailgate friends' kids are of similar ages), and sometimes to the game.  If I'm watching, I'll usually do the laundry during the game - it's easy to fold during commercials/halftime, and buys a ton of goodwill.

I have given up the NFL as part of this bargain, but honestly, giving up the Lions has been liberating.

11/01/2018 - 10:25am Marcus is awful.

I wish Sam…

Marcus is awful.

I wish Sam would stop taking calls from Jake from Ann Arbor.  I have to mute the radio every time that guy calls in.  He's just painful to listen to.

11/01/2018 - 7:58am I understand your argument,…

I understand your argument, but you also need to look at the petri dish that is the ecosystem of a college football town. 

There's a reason this happened in State College (and East Lansing, and Columbus) and not in Ann Arbor. Football made Penn State a household name, and while it's a big deal in Ann Arbor, it's not like that here.

While the local football beat ties themselves in knots trying to justify the misdeeds of the program, players and school in those towns, in Ann Arbor, we had Jim Carty exposing the "academic scandal" of independent study and the BGS degree, and Rosenberg exposing "Stretch gate."

Think about the difference in blind homerdom of the fans.  While we certainly have our share of fans that see no evil, we have a larger than average segment of fans that want to win the right way and hate any whiff of impropriety.

While I'll never say it can't happen here, the likelihood of a Paterno/Sandusky, Nasser/football-basketball rape and crime epidemic, or a Zach Smith situation is far lower here because the environmental conditions that allow misdeeds on that scale really don't exist in Ann Arbor to the degree the do in college towns where the sportsball team is the reason the college matters. 

10/22/2018 - 9:37pm Win with character. Win with…

Win with character. Win with cruelty.

/JMFH

10/21/2018 - 3:19pm Grant Perry cosigns this…

Grant Perry cosigns this advice.

10/18/2018 - 7:28pm Well, Thorson *is*…

Well, Thorson *is* considered a first round talent, so Lewerke must have a day 1 or day 2 draft grade since he is right behind Thorson.

10/15/2018 - 1:55pm Late to the party, am I.  I…

Late to the party, am I.  I was coming here to answer: "Wherefore art thou Brandon Peters?  Thou art Brandon Peters because his parents named him Brandon, and his father's surname is Peters."

/grammar pedantry

10/06/2018 - 7:41pm Correct. Maryland's win over…

Correct. Maryland's win over UT in Austin was last year. 

10/03/2018 - 4:51pm Delaney hated Bo. The end. 

Delaney hated Bo. The end. 

09/28/2018 - 7:52pm Huma, Two Hearted, and Norm…

Huma, Two Hearted, and Norm's Raggedy Ass migrating from the fridge to my wife's and my innards.

09/27/2018 - 3:38pm Apparently no one in…

Apparently no one in Columbus understands that "DA declined to prosecute" is an incredibly low bar for behavior of (and retention of) university personnel.

These are the same people who give UM flak about playing Brendan Gibbons between the time the police could not make a case and before the Title IX Dear Colleague letter led UM to reopen his case and expel him.  

09/27/2018 - 3:02pm And they wanted the school…

And they wanted the school to fund the project.  

08/27/2018 - 1:18pm No chance Rob Pelinka lives…

No chance Rob Pelinka lives in 626.  He's a 310 guy - Santa Monica, IIRC.

08/12/2018 - 10:46pm It was a night game if you…

It was a night game if you were watching at a sports bar near Piccadilly Circus, as I was.

08/11/2018 - 7:49pm The rhymes are Darrell's and…

The rhymes are Darrell's and the burgers are Ronald's.

 

08/07/2018 - 9:47am OSU bible = Urban's playbook

OSU bible = Urban's playbook

05/22/2018 - 8:12pm Desmond vs ND

September 1991
4th & 1 at the ND 25
9 mins to play.

Lloyd kicks a FG in that situation.

Mo doesn't just go for the first down, he goes for it all.

That's the difference.

05/20/2018 - 7:27pm Network

positively prescient. awesome flick.

05/16/2018 - 2:26am in fairness

if you live in a state that has coal fired electric power, your theoretical Tesla really runs on coal.

05/11/2018 - 4:55pm Reporting

When your sexual assault crisis center discourages victims from reporting actual assaults, your data may be a bit skewed.

05/03/2018 - 3:54pm Grant Newsome said it best.
04/27/2018 - 7:20pm George Carlin had a view on this

https://youtu.be/lOQ0nybc8os

04/27/2018 - 7:18pm The truth

it was probably the part without the lying.

04/27/2018 - 1:46pm Opposite examples

Brady had terrible measurables in speed and strength and succeeded in spite of draft metrics.

Rogers and McDowell are the flip side of the coin.

Not worthy of a down vote.

04/19/2018 - 2:05pm Dunning-Kruger effect

is what that is, and MSU is neck deep in it right now.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect

04/17/2018 - 11:38am He probably is a dragon's

He probably is a dragon's rights activist and hates that Gary Numan has a 20-foot bronze dragon in his castle garden.

04/15/2018 - 2:07pm that's ricist.

that's ricist.

04/14/2018 - 10:54am 549

549 Packard

04/14/2018 - 6:30am $11,000 damage

to my sister's SUV in that storm.

She and her husband live in Littleton and they took turns getting their vehicles repaired.

Insurance companies set up tent cities in parking lots to do mass damage inspections and claims processing.

04/14/2018 - 6:28am January 1994

The temp for the month never hit double digits, and there was wind-chill to the minus-40s.

My friend lost a drinking bet to his girlfriend and had to run naked from our house at Packard and Hill across to Cottage In, bang on the windows, and back.

He was so cold by the time he got back that he needed a 20 minute hot shower to get his body temp back to normal.

04/08/2018 - 12:03pm As George Clinton has said...

"There's too much profit in pretending that we're stopping it."

03/29/2018 - 9:33pm Thank you

For saying alumnus and not alumni. It gets awkward asking if someone is conjoined twins or has dissociative identity disorder.

03/29/2018 - 8:06pm Not my experience at all

The top notch BBAs were well on their way to MD in investment banking or exiting to premium private equity or hedge fund jobs by the time the MBAs figured out which way was up.

Analysts (BBA) had a much better chance than MBAs, and earlier. We had trouble keeping our best analysts - lost many/most to Cerberus, Apollo, Tennenbaum, TPG, Oaktree, etc. Those that stuck around got promoted to Associate and crushed the MBA competition because many of the MBAs were career switchers.

I saw as many MDs and practice heads that started as analysts straight from BBA (vs. from MBA) that never went back for their MBAs. At least that's how it was when I worked in restructuring/leveraged finance and sponsor coverage on Wall Street from 2002-2012.

I should note that I was a 2002 MBA, not a BBA.  Ross BBAs have, in my experience, done very well for themselves in banking.

 

03/16/2018 - 8:12pm so Rob Gray...

is the Scrappy Doo of college basketball?

- powers from demon (or daimon ritus)
- bad hair
- crazed look

check check check.

03/16/2018 - 3:16pm More like GERG trying to run

More like GERG trying to run the 3-3-5 stack.

Can't wait to see Kelvin Sampson put his MLB a yard off his NT's ass.

03/15/2018 - 10:56pm autobenched.

2 fouls in about 7 seconds with less contact than a Montana guard gets away with above the foul line.

03/12/2018 - 10:22pm I believe he is comparing ass grabbing in the line

I believe he is comparing ass grabbing in the line at a bar to forcible gang rape by various MSU football and basketball players. So maybe more like comparing apples and gang rape.

03/08/2018 - 9:35am Keith Appling is in jail, so

Keith Appling is in jail, so if he's needed for the re-enactment, we may have to wait a bit.

03/02/2018 - 8:21pm Remember when...

MAAR's outside shooting was a liability. His growth since his freshman year is amazing, especially considering he was the rare "old for his grade" Beilein recruit.

03/02/2018 - 8:28am Rooting for a rout was the easiest route to the

Rooting for a rout was the easiest route to the root of the matter.

02/28/2018 - 10:39am KCK5SororityGirls (allegedly)

KCK5SororityGirls (allegedly)

02/26/2018 - 1:59pm Agreed.  Fundamentals were

Agreed.  Fundamentals were abysmal - guys couldn't set picks properly, consistently lost their check on defense when they watched the ball, never made any effort to box out.

Strategically, not much better.  Watching the ball move around the perimeter on offense with almost no sense of purpose, no motion...just a jacked up jumper before the shot clock expired.  

That era was a crime against basketball.

02/26/2018 - 1:51pm Bo Ryan's Wisconsin defense:

Bo Ryan's Wisconsin defense: doling out sprained ankles for opposing jumpshooters since 2001.

02/26/2018 - 1:41pm And on the other extreme, you

And on the other extreme, you may recall Courtney Sims, who, despite being 6'11", played the 5 smaller than Avery Queen.

Teske keeps his arms up on D, and when he's on the other end of the floor, he keeps the ball high, doesn't bend down to protect the ball, etc.

02/25/2018 - 11:41am Happy

Happy Easter!

02/25/2018 - 11:20am Feels like a dangle. Deliberate leak to allow the

Feels like a dangle. Deliberate leak to allow the guilty parties to urgently conspire/get their stories straight and, in the process, cement the Feds case against them when they further incriminate themselves.