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07/10/2018 - 5:22pm Welp. Vive la France.

I…

Welp. Vive la France.

I wonder if Belgium could have done anything if they had gotten that free kick outside the box the ref blew.

07/09/2018 - 1:38pm Hoping for England over…

Hoping for England over Belgium, but I'd be OK if Belgium won.

Does Croatia have anything left? They've played a lot of soccer. Their goalie had a hamstring issue - will he be able to go? If he plays, will it be an issue again? I was amazed that he lasted till they won in a shootout.

07/05/2018 - 4:00pm You know, I was thinking it…

You know, I was thinking it was a Freep article that referred me here. Maybe DetNews, who knows.

Kinda funny that a traditional news source sent me to a better place for U-M sports.

07/05/2018 - 12:30pm Oops, I guess it's 10 years…

Oops, I guess it's 10 years since I lurked. Didn't sign up for a few/several months.

07/05/2018 - 12:28pm Wow, 10 years. Where does…

Wow, 10 years. Where does the time go? So many F5s...

07/03/2018 - 5:11pm WOO HOO! Good for England,…

WOO HOO! Good for England, bouncing back after giving up the tying goal so late, then having the first PK saved.

07/03/2018 - 2:41pm Only yellow for a head butt?…

Only yellow for a head butt?! WTF?!?!

06/30/2018 - 10:43am Yeah, either maize is kinda…

Yeah, either maize is kinda dark. I was originally thinking some kind of light yellow when I looked up shades of yellow, but I saw maize and tried it first.

06/30/2018 - 6:34am Above was "maize" I found…

Above was "maize" I found online. U-M official maize is #FFCB05 per the style guide.

06/29/2018 - 8:47pm Thanks. I'm trying #FBEC5D,…

Thanks. I'm trying #FBEC5D, which is maize, instead of bisque.

06/27/2018 - 3:04pm Hopefully he does well…

Hopefully he does well enough that he quickly gets hired somewhere else.

06/27/2018 - 2:48pm Deutschland unter Alles. :(

Deutschland unter Alles. :(

06/27/2018 - 2:18pm Test to see if this works.

Test to see if this works.

06/27/2018 - 2:17pm Heilige Scheiße, Deutschland…

Heilige Scheiße, Deutschland is kaputt! O_O

Germany had its chances, but couldn't put it in the net. Bummer, guess I'll root for England.

06/27/2018 - 11:32am Yep. I switched browsers…

Yep. I switched browsers from Firebox, where I couldn't create a post, to Vivaldi, where I was not logged in - and could log in, though once I was, everything in the top right disappeared.

06/24/2018 - 10:08pm Aly Wagner was a midfielder…

Aly Wagner was a midfielder for the USWNT with 131 caps.

06/21/2018 - 10:15pm Yay, 1st round for Moe!

Yay, 1st round for Moe!

06/16/2018 - 5:33pm WOOOOOOO Ísland!!!!!!!

WOOOOOOO Ísland!!!!!!!

06/15/2018 - 6:56pm Engler is a vile troglodyte…

Engler is a vile troglodyte who never should have been appointed in the first place. MSU BoT needs to clean up their mess: don't call for his resignation, fucking fire him already.

06/15/2018 - 6:51pm That was fantastic that…

That was fantastic that Suarez missed that slam dunk, then had another shot saved. But man, Egypt had to go and give up that late free kick.

Portugal-Spain was a really good game, but Spain paid for giving up a late free kick, too. Props to Ronaldo - that was a great shot.

06/13/2018 - 11:18pm Thanks, Ace. Best wishes for…

Thanks, Ace. Best wishes for your recovery.

06/11/2018 - 9:22pm What would you use to reduce…

What would you use to reduce the username font size - hell, it's already bolded - and increase the post body font size?

06/11/2018 - 4:57am Eh, it's only a matter of…

Eh, it's only a matter of time before she gets another burner phone and starts up again.

06/10/2018 - 3:19am Winter is here.

At least…

Winter is here.

At least the horde of the dead will reach MSU before U-M.

Hey, do you think a massive tire fire will stop the horde?

06/09/2018 - 10:57pm Saturday afternoon the USMNT…

Saturday afternoon the USMNT got an improbable end of 1st half goal from Julian Green, against the run of play, to go up 1-0 on the home French team.

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France's Mbappé eventually tied it up, but it's the first goal and result for us against them. US G Zach Steffen made some key saves, two right at the end of the game to keep the tie.

As far as the World Cup goes, France F Olivier Giroud had a nasty head-to-head clash with US D Matt Miazga on a corner. Both players were subbed out. Concussion could be an issue.

06/06/2018 - 11:53pm Hail to the Victor!

Hail to the Victor!

06/06/2018 - 6:28pm IANAL, nor do I know what…

IANAL, nor do I know what archaic 19th C laws might still be on the books, but presumably the married woman would be charged with adultery, and the man with fornication.

06/06/2018 - 3:19am Back after being in login…

Back after being in login limbo!

So are new posts since I last visited a thread going to have a "new" label? I don't want to have to scroll through the whole fucking thing.

06/03/2018 - 8:12pm I wonder if any of these

I wonder if any of these crazies got an all expenses paid vacation in Siberia.

06/03/2018 - 6:18pm NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
FFS

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

FFS, do the Pistons even have a GM yet?!?!

05/31/2018 - 1:40am I think Stan is going to hit

I think Stan is going to hit the bottle hard. He had a hunch that his best friend was a Russian illegal, and it turned out to be true. He lets them go, and Philip says in parting that he thinks Renée is one, too, but he doesn't know for sure. Stan's life is FUBAR.

05/31/2018 - 12:19am I guess Elizabeth really sold

I guess Elizabeth really sold it.

05/31/2018 - 12:18am Thank you for being a friend?

Thank you for being a friend?

05/31/2018 - 12:03am Stan's hunches were really

Stan's hunches were really paying off tonight. He tracked them down, had them at gunpoint ... and they talked him into letting them go. I be like dang.

And then Paige ditched them at a train station. Didn't see that coming. But going back to the safehouse seems like a bad move. And not in disguise, either. WTF?!

I kinda expected the Jennings to get gunned down by KGB hardliners upon their return. But I guess not.

05/30/2018 - 5:20pm All the grins! :D

All the grins! :D

05/29/2018 - 7:10pm Hope Teske is working on his

Hope Teske is working on his behind the back dribble move.

05/29/2018 - 3:40pm It was an inferno.

It was an inferno.

05/26/2018 - 1:00pm Many movies I like have been

Many movies I like have been mentioned, Patton perhaps my favorite. I'm going to mention Breaker Morant, about an Aussie serving in the 2nd Anglo-Boer War, then put on trial for executing prisoners (so not entirely a war movie). The movie gave the impression they were carrying out the Brits' dirty work, following verbal orders, then getting scapegoated, and of course, there was no record of such orders.

I saw Das Boot in MLB (4?) during winter. The heat was set too high, and with all the people it was pretty hot by the end of the movie. But it added to the atmosphere of the tense depth charging of the sub.

I went to see Midway in Sensurround when I was a boy. The next showing was sold out, so my dad got tickets to the following one, and took me to see Bambi in the interim. I could hear the rumble of explosions in the next theater, which was quite the juxtaposition.

05/25/2018 - 6:29pm I can't say I know what MLS

I can't say I know what MLS thinks, but here's what I do:

  • A soccer field is as long as or longer than a football field, 110-120 yds, but much wider at 70-80 -- 22 yds, give or take. Having a soccer-specific stadium means having room for the width (and possibly length) plus a perimeter. Not much room around the field, if you're squeezing it into a football stadium.
  • While turf fields exist, soccer should be played on natural grass.
  • If a soccer-specific stadium seats around 20K (or whatever), it'll be much fuller than a larger football stadium. Better experience, better crowd sound, I would think.
  • Revenue doesn't have to be split with the football stadium owner.
05/25/2018 - 2:28pm I always liked this one from

I always liked this one from Highland Appliance

"50 watts per channel, babycakes!"

Also Helga Piscopo, keeping the girlish figure with Miller Lite

05/24/2018 - 1:09am With the bugout code given,

With the bugout code given, Elizabeth dug out some plates along with other stuff. So I guess the idea is to steal a car and put them on, and not go to their garage/stash.

Stan told his hunch about the Jennings to Dennis, who didn't buy it. Will something turn up that shows he was right?

Where can the Jennings go? [Bolivia? /snark] Elizabeth confessed to Claudia about stopping the assassination of the negotiator - that was pretty smooth - so if Claudia gets back to Moscow, won't both sides be hunting them?

05/23/2018 - 11:25pm Yeah. But she thought she

Yeah. But she thought she knew Elizabeth. Otherwise she might have been having cereal.

05/21/2018 - 10:18am Glad you're feeling well

Glad you're feeling well enough to post an update, Ace. Hope your recovery goes well.

05/20/2018 - 1:44pm Shit, not a good start.

Shit, not a good start.

05/20/2018 - 1:36pm Woo! 1-0 U-M!

Woo! 1-0 U-M!

05/20/2018 - 1:34pm Runners on 2nd & 3rd, 1 out.

Runners on 2nd & 3rd, 1 out. Now let's go!

05/19/2018 - 9:13pm Hail to the Victors!

6-0 U-M. Schaefer gets a couple Ks.

05/19/2018 - 8:54pm 2-out bunt towards 3rd had

2-out bunt towards 3rd had 3rd baseman crashing in, pitcher got to it first, and runner on 1st got all the way to 3rd, as no one covered. But then 2 runners stranded with line drive to RF.

Schaefer in to pitch.

05/19/2018 - 8:41pm UIC got out of inning with

UIC got out of inning with ground to short, force at 3rd.

U-M follows with 3 quick outs.

05/19/2018 - 8:31pm HBP. 6-0 U-M.

HBP. 6-0 U-M.