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08/28/2015 - 2:16pm Jesus, that squirt gun site.

How is it that nobody has improved on the Super Soaker CPS 1500 since 1997? Some of you are engineers; go do your jobs.

06/08/2015 - 12:50pm Southern Harbaughmentum

Southern Harbaughmentum Cadillac funky music,

Now players, if you choose it, you better make sure you don't abuse it...

03/31/2015 - 2:45pm Agreed on Kyle Kinane. I

Agreed on Kyle Kinane. I liked his old stuff better.

03/03/2015 - 2:28pm Dirk Nowitzki except fast.

Dirk Nowitzki except fast. Obviously.

02/27/2015 - 1:49pm Have you seen a wrestling

Have you seen a wrestling article on wikipedia? That shit is meticulous.

02/10/2015 - 1:49pm Correct. He sucks on

Correct. He sucks on candies/cough drops because the chemo leaves him with a dry throat.

02/10/2015 - 12:25pm M will have 6 in 2016

M will likely have 6 scholarship QBs in 2016: Morris, Speight, O'Korn, Gentry, Malzone, and a true freshman.

02/10/2015 - 12:20pm Our second-best season since

Our second-best season since '06? I'll take it.

01/23/2015 - 3:11pm Instead of Ben and Charlie,

Instead of Ben and Charlie, Dumars could simply have retained Arron Afflalo and Amir Johnson on their rookie contracts, for about the same production.

12/17/2014 - 8:10am I would trade everything

I would trade everything about the Pistons for everything about the Kings, straight up, except for the team name, colors, and Mason.

11/06/2014 - 7:55am That's the Draft Express

That's the Draft Express stock beat. They play it behind every scouting video they make:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSl32gO7omQ

 

10/29/2013 - 3:22pm When bringing into question

When bringing into question the veracity of an adversary's argument, it is advisable to present some facts of your own. I believe that "stupid," "some form of beavis and butthead," "nut-jobs," and "generally not your friend" are all highly subjective views.

The basis of your argument should focus on the "screwing up" of hormones, the birth defects, and the speech patterns. Please present your evidence that research on these issues led to use of the slang term "dope" in reference to marijuana.

10/10/2013 - 3:22pm Basketball, absolutely. There

Basketball, absolutely. There are a lot of good prospects coming out of Ontario these days, and the occasional game in Toronto might help us in recruiting the next Stauskas, or even the next Wiggins.

M vs. Syracuse at the Air Canada Centre? I'd go to that, especially if I was a 19 or 20 year old student.

10/07/2013 - 1:37pm ESPN Radio

ESPN Radio stream here: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?s=mlb

It's not Dan and Jim, but it's the game.

09/26/2013 - 3:27pm You have a perennial MVP

You have a perennial MVP candidate and likely Hall of Famer, the greatest second baseman of a generation, who has posted a higher WAR than Miguel Cabrera each of the past two seasons. If that's not enough, he's remarkably consistent, in great shape, and hasn't missed more than three games in a season since 2006.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/canoro01.shtml

07/11/2013 - 1:02pm The Horror wins the "Shock"

The Horror wins the "Shock" and "Ensuing Ridicule" categories, but some of these probably made me feel worse, and would fit in the same category:

M v. Toledo 2008

Rodriguez at Ohio State, Either Time

Rodriguez Tries to Get Fired by Singing That One Song at the Banquet

Greg Mathews Kicks Oregon Guy in the Penith at End of 39-7 Beating, the Week After the Horror

06/21/2013 - 1:49pm Is there any proof that arm

Is there any proof that arm belongs to Trey? That could be a lot of people.

As far as I'm concerned, this is Ohio trolling us, until we see that arm alongside Trey's face. Preferably connected via Trey's shoulder and neck.

04/16/2013 - 9:15am Freshmen?

I sort of hope they give the already-issued ones to freshmen now that the initial ceremonies are over, so guys can stay with a number. The Hemingway/Roundtree/Gardner musical chairs were bad enough last year; I'm not sure my brain can process Gallon in 21.

98 is different and should go to an established, high-profile guy at the ceremony.

04/10/2013 - 12:52pm (repost)

(repost)

04/10/2013 - 12:44pm Have you looked at Billups's

Have you looked at Billups's career numbers? A smaller Billups is absolutely worth the eighth pick in the draft.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/billuch01.html

I don't think the league expects Trey to be the next Chris Paul or even Kyrie Irving, but they see him as a safe pick who might settle into the Ty Lawson-Jameer Nelson tier of small, solid point guards. He's often compared to Kemba Walker, too--Kemba has put up pretty good numbers this year, and would be a bigger deal on a decent team.

03/26/2013 - 9:24am This is the correct answer.

This is the correct answer. Go for it, if you can be cool. If you are a creeper, seek other alternatives.

03/25/2013 - 3:41pm You've never seen a hipster

You've never seen a hipster over 30? Try the Kerrytown farmers' market, or the A2 art fair. Or, like, Ferndale.

Seriously, though, we throw around words like "snob" and "hipster," but most will agree that it's fun to develop and demonstrate an expertise in something. Especially something that is delicious and gets you tipsy.

02/05/2013 - 2:34pm "I'd like to see a forklift

"I'd like to see a forklift lift a crate of forks. It'd be so damn literal! You are using that machine for its exact purpose!"

-Hedberg

02/01/2013 - 9:27am They're guessing that women

They're guessing that women probably make more charitable contributions then men. It's a generalization, but the idea is that women are more emotional and more impulsive, and therefore more likely to contribute to this kind of campaign. That's sexist, sure, but I think it's what they're counting on.

Regardless, it's just marketing. Any advancements in heart disease prevention and treatment will benefit men and women as far as I know. I'm not a doctor, though.

01/31/2013 - 1:32pm (No subject)

01/24/2013 - 11:27am Dat sleeve stripe. Too bad

Dat sleeve stripe. Too bad jerseys don't have sleeves anymore.

01/17/2013 - 12:31pm Oh, North Pole Hoops. That's

Oh, North Pole Hoops. That's disappointing. I'm going to continue picturing Stauskas interviewed by Neil Patrick Harris. As Barney Stinson, of course.

01/09/2013 - 11:33am M 74, O 66.

M 74, O 66.

01/07/2013 - 3:49pm "Big Puppy"

OK, so on this team we have a 6'7" guy whose famous father was called "Big Dog," and a different guy who is called "Big Puppy." Is that correct? Confusing things are confusing.

12/18/2012 - 12:00pm Hey! A believable car for a

Hey! A believable car for a young man of modest financial means! Scandal averted!

 

11/30/2012 - 10:47am Seems about right to me. Dude

Seems about right to me. Dude made sexual contact with an incapacitated, defenseless person, and many thousands of people have viewed it. He's a sex offender, and if his victim was a cute girl instead of your "crybaby," I think a lot of people would want to lock him up for longer. The victim was defenseless, regardless of gender or size.

11/16/2012 - 11:39am I think the current

I think the current undergrads didn't get hooked on football in the same way that many of us were. Freshmen arrived to see 5-7 Rich Rodriguez teams and never got hooked. Die-hards couldn't take the disappointment week after week and had to care a little less. Kids started doing other things on Saturdays; it was more fun.

Also, being a sports fan isn't as cool anymore. When I was 18 we all played NCAA and Madden and Fifa incessantly. Now I'm nerdy because I still play those and not Modern Warfare or Skyrim or whatever the kids are doing these days.  They generally don't wear jerseys around and watch Sportscenter highlights. It's just a different and less sports-centered generation, maybe.

11/14/2012 - 12:09pm Neither of these dudes are

Neither of these dudes are the one you want.

11/14/2012 - 7:47am am i the only one around here

am i the only one around here who thinks these are pretty much the same as their normal ones?

10/24/2012 - 11:24am Yeah. For those wondering, I

Yeah. For those wondering, I think he meant

New facilities for @umichbball: incredible! 2 yrs ago, substandard. Today, a game changer.

rather than

New facilities for @umichbball: incredible 2 yrs ago, substandard today. A game changer.

At least I hope so.

10/08/2012 - 2:50pm "Would make a guess to say

"Would make a guess to say that there will never be another All-American, then Senator, then President on a future Michigan team."

Probably true, but only because Zoltan Mesko is not a native-born US citizen.

09/07/2012 - 10:44am Students' lawns

I'm a fan of tailgating on students' lawns north of the athletic complex, between Hoover and Hill somewhere. Atmosphere is buzzing, they don't charge as much as the golf course, and you can hear the band practice if you start early enough.

08/31/2012 - 1:59pm Bama 41 M 10.
24-0 at the

Bama 41 M 10.

24-0 at the half. Bama scores on their first 2nd half possession and then rests their starters.

Denard throws 3 picks, fumbles once and leaves with an injury. He is a game-time decision for Air Force.

Dave Brandon immediately rounds out the 2014 schedule with Miami (NTM) and Vanderbilt.

Michigan wins its next five games by an average of 13 points.

08/31/2012 - 10:56am BLUE GATORADE AND VEGETABLE

BLUE GATORADE AND VEGETABLE OIL

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

08/27/2012 - 3:40pm He's correct, actually.

"Pittsburg" was spelled without the H from 1890-1911. The time periods check out.

 In 1890, the United States Board on Geographic Names decided that the final h was to be dropped in the names of all cities and towns ending in burgh. (Throughout the period 1890-1911 city ordinances and council minutes retained the h.) In 1911, after protest from citizens who wished to preserve the historic spelling, the United States Board on Geographic Names reversed its decision and restored the h to Pittsburgh.

source: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/exhibit/hname.html

 

08/06/2012 - 12:10pm "THE BODY SNATCHER! is

"THE BODY SNATCHER! is proving that IF YOU LEAN IN AGAINST A COUNTERPUNCHER, YOU'RE GONNA GET COUNTERED!"

08/03/2012 - 9:37am Mitropoulos-Rundus

I wonder how they'll fit "Mitropoulos-Rundus" on the back of a jersey. We might be in for our first two-line name since Mark and Mike Hammerstein back in the day.

05/15/2012 - 3:22pm Tacopants

Remember, he also introduced us to his eleven-foot-tall imaginary friend. I cannot overstate the importance of Tacopants in this vote.

05/10/2012 - 3:22pm Trick question.

Trick question: nobody cares about anybody else's fantasy team. We all just like talking about our own.

05/04/2012 - 10:52am You've been too nice to Bump, I think.

Bump is currently trying his best to make it despite being in a family full of assholes who hate him. He's the only character with faults and insecurities, which makes him the most human and sympathetic character. He seems like the only one capable of interests outside of sports--the comic books and Magic cards make him a veritable Renaissance man compared to the rest of his petty, one-track family. Plus, he's the most visually interesting, and he really stands out as a shock of green and ginger against a sea of maize and blue.

Intended or not, Bump is becoming the tragic hero of The Blockhams.

04/20/2012 - 12:46pm No, dude, it is a boat. Queme

No, dude, it is a boat. Queme los barcos, remember?

01/12/2012 - 1:25pm To summarize, here are the

To summarize, here are the three possible effects this column will  have on a “rater” of football teams:

  1. Rater will hear Danielson’s comments, agree, and stop overrating Michigan.
  2. Rater will hear Danielson’s comments, disagree, and continue to overrate Michigan.
  3. Rater will not hear Danielson’s comments.

And here are the corresponding possible outcomes as they relate to Danielson:

  1. Danielson’s prediction is incorrect.
  2. Listeners consider Danielson’s opinion invalid.
  3. Danielson's target audience does not listen to him.

Conclusion: Do not predict to a national audience that a team “will be overrated.” This can only make you look silly. Instead, hypothesize that they are “currently overrated,” or predict that they will “lose some games.”

12/28/2011 - 10:08am He might.

If I were a GM, his low FG% and high turnover rate would give me cold feet.

12/23/2011 - 12:35pm I predict back-to-back

I predict back-to-back national championship teams featuring tough team defense, led by top recruits Isiaha Thomas and Billa Laimbeer.

10/15/2011 - 3:50pm They always do that. It

They always do that. It bothered me more that we blocked like a bunch of old ladies.