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09/17/2018 - 4:58pm (No subject)

09/14/2018 - 3:42pm -Black screen. Voiceover:

-Black screen. Voiceover:

"Back in high school I didn't want this life... "

-Scene a football field at sunrise

"After Coach Harbor's death in a car accident, something called me home"

 

09/13/2018 - 5:10pm Re: Ross & Gil, is this…

Re: Ross & Gil, is this somewhat an extended prep for Bush going to the NFL? Ross and Gil will be your 2 LBs next year, right?

09/07/2018 - 5:09pm Had a positive day (barely)…

Had a positive day (barely) run blocking, a super negative day pass blocking.

08/31/2018 - 12:23pm This wasn't, and shouldn't…

This wasn't, and shouldn't have been a 1 day story. But they're doing a great job of making this a 50 day story.

Don't make a 1 day story a 2 day story. This is just being handled horribly by everyone all around.

08/31/2018 - 9:57am Talking Cars Tuesday has put…

Talking Cars Tuesday has put the car cover on and winterized.

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Go Blue! Rudy wasn't only offsides, he was a criminal.

08/29/2018 - 3:25pm The line run-blocking during…

The line run-blocking during a pass play is an essential feature of RPOs

08/20/2018 - 3:41pm It's never good to send your…

It's never good to send your players to the hospital. HOWEVA, if one does go to the hospital providing the details on why, what your thinking was, and how you'll be sure not to do it again is beneficial.

Frost said "The workout was X. We were being careful by planning Y. When Z happened, our response was to..."

Picture Durkin's statement: One of our players had a seizure and convulsions after (I don't know the details, but describing the workout). He appeared to be having symptoms of heat stroke. We let him lay on the turf for 1 hour prior to calling EMS.

The whole university didn't do anything for two months after a kid died.

08/16/2018 - 4:45pm Re: Ticket Swap - Seth or…

Re: Ticket Swap - Seth or Brian could share email/phone numbers without public posting of them.

08/16/2018 - 11:17am I mean, Brian Kelley was…

I mean, Brian Kelley was responsible for a student's death (maybe 2 depending on how you classify the rape victim's suicide) and he's still got a job.

08/15/2018 - 12:14pm Making cars is hard. Making…

Making cars is hard. Making new technology is hard. Tesla is currently making cars in a tent, undergoing 3 SEC investigations, and having brand new cars lose their bumpers.

https://jalopnik.com/bumper-falls-off-brand-new-tesla-model-3-after-30-minut-1828306917

That said, there are more Chevy Bolts on the streets than Model 3s. ($1000 deposits =/= sales)

https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-3-chevy-bolt-comparison-pictures-2018-4#-the-bolt-holds-its-own-so-the-verdict-is-that-its-a-tie-28

08/15/2018 - 10:36am Interesting. I copied and…

Interesting. I copied and pasted the car pictures as I used to on 2.0 and it worked

The screenshot above was uploaded using the little box above the text, between the quote and media embed buttons.

08/15/2018 - 10:09am Are you seeing something…

Are you seeing something strange? I see photos for the top 3 cars, and links for all. They're long links, but they're working for me, all in the right width, etc.

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(IE 11, hooray work laptop)

08/15/2018 - 9:51am The "OT - WSJ article on…

The "OT - WSJ article on Hackett" is literally the next post on the board. Might get more engagement about this there.

08/15/2018 - 9:40am Yeah, you're right. But I…

Yeah, you're right. But I missed yesterday and we only have so many OT days left.

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08/15/2018 - 9:39am Lots of options out there…

Lots of options out there. How about a 225HP 6M AWD German Convertible?

Used 2001 Audi TT in Naperville, IL - 489251332 - 1

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=489251332&zip=60657&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D60657%26startYear%3D1981%26sortBy%3Drelevance%26maxPrice%3D10000%26vehicleStyleCodes%3DCONVERT%252CCOUPE%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D50%26endYear%3D2019%26searchRadius%3D50%26transmissionCodes%3DMAN&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&maxPrice=10000&vehicleStyleCodes=CONVERT%2CCOUPE&firstRecord=50&endYear=2019&searchRadius=50&makeCode1=AUDI&modelCode1=TT

Want American Muscle? We can still have $3K for new tires:

Used 1985 Chevrolet Corvette in Gilberts, IL - 491369961 - 1

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=491369961&zip=60657&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D60657%26startYear%3D1981%26sortBy%3Drelevance%26maxPrice%3D10000%26vehicleStyleCodes%3DCONVERT%252CCOUPE%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D50%26endYear%3D2019%26searchRadius%3D50%26transmissionCodes%3DMAN&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&maxPrice=10000&vehicleStyleCodes=CONVERT%2CCOUPE&firstRecord=50&endYear=2019&searchRadius=50&makeCode1=CHEV&modelCode1=CORV

 

Maybe you're into cougars and plastics

Used 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider in Hinsdale, IL - 490574687 - 1

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=490574687&zip=60657&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D60657%26startYear%3D1981%26sortBy%3Drelevance%26maxPrice%3D10000%26vehicleStyleCodes%3DCONVERT%252CCOUPE%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D50%26endYear%3D2019%26searchRadius%3D50%26transmissionCodes%3DMAN&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&maxPrice=10000&vehicleStyleCodes=CONVERT%2CCOUPE&firstRecord=50&endYear=2019&searchRadius=50&makeCode1=ALFA&modelCode1=SPID

For me, there is no substitute. I'd go with the Boxster S:

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/735971239/overview/

08/10/2018 - 2:32pm It's James, actually.

It's James, actually.

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08/10/2018 - 9:23am Chicago (and Evanston, where…

Chicago (and Evanston, where Northwestern is. Which is not Chicago) is on Central time, so a noon start would really be 11AM and 3:30 is really 2:30pm, matters for your flight times.

08/07/2018 - 10:43am I used to shift gears as a…

I used to shift gears as a kid, mostly prior to cupholders, partially to teach me what was going on. It was fun! I was the "Ben-O-Matic".

08/07/2018 - 10:24am The year was about 2001?…

The year was about 2001? Maybe 2002. I was 13 and my older sister had just gotten her license. She had a hand-me-down 1991 Mazda 626 LX, with 4 angry squirrels under the hood and a 5 speed manual.

Being a great big sister, she asked if I wanted to try driving. Being a Need-For-Speed playing 13 year old (Hot Pursuit 2 on PS2 FTW!) I of course said sure. Our block was a very quiet circle, with no traffic. We headed as far as possible from the access street, and I started it up. Clutch take up was easy, first gear went well, no stall!!

Then I went to upshift from first to second, and didn't get the stick all the way into second gear when I started taking the clutch back out. The spinning of the synchro (commonly refered to as grinding gears) was the most awful sound I had ever heard. Enough for me to clutch, brake, and not try again for a while.

08/03/2018 - 4:54pm The ol' 5pm Friday press…

The ol' 5pm Friday press release! Typed out on an iPhone and tweeted!

Yuuuuuuuuuuuup

08/03/2018 - 4:37pm Re: Onwenu - what's the real…

Re: Onwenu - what's the real Over/Under? Because 350 has to be the max they'll put on paper.

Man, I hope he's in shape to play a bunch this year.

08/01/2018 - 12:30pm Don't forget that ESPN…

Don't forget that ESPN employed Urban during his "health issues" sabbatical from [allegedly banging grad students] coaching

08/01/2018 - 11:55am But for real. How much …

But for real. How much (digital) ink was wasted on chicken that should have been investigating Meyer and Retschke?

08/01/2018 - 11:51am Zero Tolerance.

Unless it's…

Zero Tolerance.

Unless it's your guy.

Or he helps your baseball team win.

Or he's a good coach.

If Art Briles can get job interviews, Meyer's skillset will keep him employed despite his being a horrible person.

07/31/2018 - 2:26pm Might be too late for a true…

Might be too late for a true Porsche 928 successor (929?). The Panameras are all V6 now, and I think they'd need a 928 to be a V8 up front.

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07/31/2018 - 2:24pm (No subject)

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07/31/2018 - 1:55pm Easy answer. Buy a new…

Easy answer. Buy a new Camaro and a body kit!

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07/31/2018 - 1:54pm Coupes are dying and that's…

Coupes are dying and that's sad.

Tibouron, late 90's Celicas, etc. They don't make those anymore. The Scion Tc may have been the last one.

07/31/2018 - 1:52pm Good choices. There have…

Good choices. There have been rumors of Honda giving itself another birthday present like the S2000, but nothing concrete yet.

And really, aren't there a dearth of mid-engined cars out there?

07/31/2018 - 1:43pm Why the '95? What was better…

Why the '95? What was better about that than today's Impala?

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07/31/2018 - 1:41pm Others already coming back…

Others already coming back/been back:

NSX

850i

124 Spyder

Z4

Supra

Gulia

07/25/2018 - 11:02am Which Macan? Because the X3…

Which Macan? Because the X3 M40i would be priced like a Macan S :-)

The base Macan shares its I4 with the Audi Q5, which based on weight and power wouldn't be as fast as our GTIs.

07/25/2018 - 9:55am Also, the last few Michigan…

Also, the last few Michigan games have been brutal to watch.

07/25/2018 - 9:54am Try 60-70% Michigan fans. I…

Try 60-70% Michigan fans. I've been at the last 3 or 4 M-Northwestern games. Yep, I saw the Dileo Power Slide, MOON, and the BWC Sprint in person.

07/24/2018 - 2:59pm also, the large weight…

also, the large weight ranges for the Mustang probably include things like engine (2.3L I4 Turbo - 5.2L V8 for the new one), transmission, and coupe vs. convertible. Mustang will have a bigger range than many cars.

I googled a Camry too, 2003 was 3086-3362, 2018 is 3241-3572. That's probably more typical. Up 200-300lbs or so in the last 15 years.

07/24/2018 - 2:56pm Weight has mostly gone up…

Weight has mostly gone up across the board. More safety features = more weight. Tougher crash test standards = more weight.

Per the Google Machine, a 2003 Mustang weighed between 3070-3780 lbs, a 2018 3532-3835. So not as much on the top end for the Mustang, but the base model is way heavier. And the Mustang went to a might lighter rear suspension recently...

07/24/2018 - 12:48pm Wow, welcome to Talking Cars…

Wow, welcome to Talking Cars Tuesday! You should host some time, I'm sure you've got great questions and/or stories to tell.

Glad to hear you like the F-150, I work at a major supplier and did a lot of the front end design work for some parts in it.

07/24/2018 - 10:51am Hey man, Talking Cars…

Hey man, Talking Cars Tuesday is a judgement free zone. Assuming you've got a 2013ish Fusion Hybrid (which, way to save on gas!) you're looking at about 9.1 seconds 0-60, which is faster than an '82 Camaro Z28, or a 1982 Ferrari Mondial!

07/24/2018 - 10:38am You are correct. However the…

You are correct. However the 2018 Toyota Sienna goes 0-60 in 7 seconds. That's faster than a 2004 Mini Cooper S (7.1), a 1989 300ZX Turbo (7.2) A 1997 Pontiac Firebird (7.1) and a 1991 Supra Turbo (7.1).

Things are much faster than they were 10-20 years ago!

07/24/2018 - 10:01am Maybe if it was black on…

Maybe if it was black on black? Because that thing is over styled (but supposed to be a hoot!)

The Golf R would be the "sensible" choice. The Focus RS (again, in subtle colors) might be appropriate enough.

But like a young enterprising man once said about his dad's 928, sometimes you just have to say "what the fudge" and get the Type R.

Drive what you want, screw everyone else.

 

07/24/2018 - 9:34am Never floor your heros…

Never floor your heros. Unless its something like a 959 or F40.

07/24/2018 - 9:20am The engineer in me wishes to…

The engineer in me wishes to make one other correction - it's not just HP. Tires are a lot stickier than they used to be. Also launch control can make sure that all that power gets to the road by slipping clutches and making sure the tires don't just spin...

Anyway - things are fast now!

07/24/2018 - 9:18am Here's one of my favorites.

Here's one of my favorites.

Ferrari 328GTS: 0-60 in 6.6 seconds. https://www.zeroto60times.com/6-second-cars-0-60-mph-times/

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2015 Golf GTI Manual: 0-60 in 6.0 Seconds

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07/19/2018 - 9:12am (No subject)

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07/19/2018 - 9:11am 12 oz?

12 oz?

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07/17/2018 - 3:25pm Yep! Still has the golf-ball…

Yep! Still has the golf-ball shifter too. Mine's a stick, I think the DCT/Manual take rate is about 50/50 in the GTI. Mine is leather, but they'll still sell you Tartan too.

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07/17/2018 - 2:14pm Sir Ernst Chain developed…

Sir Ernst Chain developed penicillin and won the 1945 Nobel!

07/17/2018 - 1:48pm Does she look like, one of…

Does she look like, one of those, rap guys' girlfriends?

07/17/2018 - 1:46pm Same. My car name history is…

Same. My car name history is "The Jeep", "The Jeep", "The CC", and "The GTI".

Here's a picture of the GTI doing GTI thingsFB_IMG_1463582334616.jpg