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06/09/2018 - 9:47pm You're thinking of Smarty…

You're thinking of Smarty Jones, but your point remains valid.

06/09/2018 - 9:44pm This year's Kentucky Derby…

This year's Kentucky Derby field (and 3 year old crop as a whole) was widely regarded as the deepest since probably Barbaro's win in 2006.  The fact that this horse had zero 2 year old foundation, and was not on anybody's radar as late as February, makes what he's accomplished even more impressive.

06/09/2018 - 9:00pm So, you'd rather see a…

So, you'd rather see a jockey sabotage their own chance at winning just to make sure another horse doesn't win?  Jerry Bailey did that to Smarty Jones in 2004, and people still haven't forgiven him.  Also, while it's only been 3 years since American Pharoah, this is only the second Triple Crown in 40 years.  People in 1978 were probably pretty "sour" about having had 3 in 5 years.

Besides, I'm not sure it would have mattered.  Horses with early speed on top of high "cruising" speed like Justify and AP can establish the position they want and dictate the race to their liking.  Had Noble Indy been sent, without any other tactical speed in the race, its likely that Justify would have happily stalked him around the track and took command whenever he was ready.  Don't forget, he was pressed through quick early fractions in the Derby, and had Good Magic at his throat for the first mile of the Preakness, and the outcome was the same.

05/12/2018 - 8:51pm Grand Armory's

Wheezin' the Juice is nice.  I like the fact that its a juicy IPA without being ridiculously hazy. 

Bells Hopsolution is probably the easiest drinking DIPA I've had, if you're looking for a more traditional IPA (and higher ABV!!).

04/12/2018 - 1:32am Just remembered

this tidbit from our trip.  Here's a photo from the website of the hotel we stayed in at Mackinaw City:

Here's what happened literally the night after we checked out and went home:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/watch-northern-lights-appear-o…

I was pissed.

04/12/2018 - 1:12am Wife and I

did a week with the kids last July.  Stayed five nights in Sault St Marie, but made the drive to Tahquamenon Falls, as well as Pictured Rocks for the tour.  Quite a bit of driving, but I enjoy it and driving up there is nothing like driving in metro Detroit.  Our youngest was almost 3 at the time, tho.  Your driving experience may differ with an 11 month old!!  Anyway, those two locations, along with the Soo Locks are musts in my opinion.  I suppose Mackinac Island is as well, although I could do without it.  We spent the last two nights in Mackinaw City, which has quite a bit to do, as well as awesome views of the bridge both day and night.

One other thing I haven't seen mentioned, but may not be feasible with an 11 month old, is Headlands International Dark Sky Park:

http://www.midarkskypark.org/

It's just over 3 miles directly west of Mackinaw City.  If you get an ideal night for star gazing, its spectacular.  Jupiter was so bright, it was reflecting off the lake.  The night we were there somebody showed up with the largest portable telescope I've ever seen.  Thing looked like a cannon.  Viewing Saturn through it was unreal, as well as some other cool stuff that people much smarter than me spoke about.  Anyway, that's enough nerdiness from me.  Whatever you do, enjoy!!!

02/12/2018 - 6:46pm Two Guys Who Golf

is my go to site for course reviews. Good analysis and pictures, usually. Here's a link to their Arizona golf page:

http://arizona.twoguyswhogolf.com

01/09/2018 - 10:24pm Not only was

Georgia not offside on the punt block, there was clearly a false start by Bama on that play as well.  

12/28/2017 - 9:52pm If

Grandma had nuts she'd be Grandpa.

11/28/2017 - 10:51am I'm pretty

sure Fox just had it wrong. I was bitching to my wife about it, but then I heard the PA guy in the stadium say 2nd and goal.

11/18/2017 - 11:21am Baumgardner

says he doesn't see Lavert Hill warming up with the DBs.

10/15/2017 - 5:56pm Pretty sure

Wheatley ripped off a long run right after that, if I remember.

10/14/2017 - 11:23pm Fucking Minnesota

can't get out of their own way.  They let a fat, slow return guy go 55 yards with the kick off, and then Sparty fumbles AGAIN on the the next play.  Bounces right into their DBs hands, and he promptly farts it out of bounds.

10/14/2017 - 11:09pm I guess I'm a

moron, then.  Minnesota looks terrible, regardless of how many pep talks Fleck gives on the sideline.  State is obviously improved, but I'm holding judgement on how much so unitl I see how they handle Indiana next week.

10/14/2017 - 10:05pm I'm failing to

understand the PJ Fleck hype.  His playcalling is terrible.

10/14/2017 - 5:50pm I'll just assume

you've forgotten about that 67-65 triple OT cluster fuck over Illinois from 2010.  Otherwise I'll have to seriously question your judgement.

10/13/2017 - 10:29pm Mack Brown

is a terrible analyst.

08/09/2017 - 10:23am Can't wait!

https://giphy.com/gifs/3owyoYjmvDijECcQTu

06/01/2017 - 1:20pm Also

didn't help that Kap stared down where he was going from the second he took the snap.

04/01/2017 - 12:27am Dude

Soccer players think that was a flop.

04/01/2017 - 12:26am Tuned in when

I got the ESPN notification of a close game. What a joke that Flagrant 1 call was. On top of that, my eyes are now bleeding. Terrible basketball.

03/19/2017 - 3:04pm In the words of

B Rabbit: "I don't give a fuck who it is."

03/17/2017 - 10:03pm Oklahoma State

would seriously beat either of these teams by 15 points.

03/09/2017 - 10:49pm Haven't seen these posted

Came across this aerial photographer's twitter page with some pictures of the scene.  Even scarier seeing the two shots from behind the plane.  Especially the one showing the runway and skid marks.  Good lord.

https://twitter.com/FlyingCinematog/status/839940091065864193

12/16/2016 - 10:26am Thought it

was possibly the best Star Wars of any of them. At least right up there with ESB. Very impressed. Definitely looking forward to more of these offshoot movies.

11/19/2016 - 8:59pm Uhhh....

Who is playing against the "best defense in the country" next week? Because it's not us.

11/12/2016 - 10:30am Yes.

Penn State's defense had a bunch of injuries when they played Michigan, which prevented Penn State's offense from hitting their season average for points by 4 touchdowns... Solid logic.

11/05/2016 - 8:47am Word

Word

10/26/2016 - 12:06pm I think

his hypothetical weather scenarios are misguided. OSU has issues outside their offense performing in poor weather. Blaming the weather is wishful thinking.

10/15/2016 - 11:59am Allowed

a cider mill trip with the kids with the stipulation we will be home for the 3:30 games. Not much interest with the noon games, beside the slight hope NC State can give Clemson a run.

10/14/2016 - 9:44pm Jackson

wants no part of throwing get the ball.

10/12/2016 - 3:22pm Great story

Thanks for sharing.

10/03/2016 - 11:54pm Not sure that

I agree that a "slightly above average performance" by a QB would have put 21 points up against us.  The only big miss was the play where Stribling fell down.  He perhaps missed some throws that would have been first downs, but what are the odds that those drives would have ended with anything other than a punt 3 plays later?

09/24/2016 - 3:15pm I don't think

he played all that well at ND. A lot of ugly balls from him in that game.

09/21/2016 - 11:57pm Perhaps its

my general paranoia, but any chance that the play with no plan to block Peppers was an attempt to draw a targeting call on him? First drive of the game, let's give him a free run at a guy and hope he hits him high type of thing? Probably a stupid thought, but I just hate the fucking targeting rule. I have this fear Dantonio instructs O'Connor to run at Peppers early in the game, slide late, and then act hurt if Pepp hits him. I know MSU is a month off still, good old Mark just seems like a prime candidate to pull those type of shenanigans. I should probably take off the tin hat...

09/17/2016 - 11:28pm I thought

O'Connor looked shaky at best. Lots of wounded ducks, and they were clearly playing it safe with him on passing downs late. They didn't want him throwing the ball if they could help it.

07/28/2016 - 12:16am I agree with

this and when I bought my tv last year, I bought a high end 1080p Samsung from the previous year (H7150).  The problem now is, to get a high end TV with the technology that produces a great picture, you have to pay the premium for 4K, because manufacturers are only putting those features in their 4K models.

I love my TV, and because I was fine with 1080p only, I went with 75" over the 65" 4K that was in my price range.  I'm far happier with the bigger screen than with the limited 4K content I would be able to find.  If anything, I think the bigger benefits of newer 4K sets is HDR and the wider color gamut that the new TVs are offering.  Those things will improve picture quality far more than greater resolution, especially since very few people sit right on top of their televisions for viewing.  I sit 15+ feet from my tv, and at that distance I would need something like a 140" screen to see any benefit of 4K over 1080p!

07/27/2016 - 10:20pm Go to

rtings.com

Great site for reviews, as well as learning about the technology. Should help in deciding what you do and don't need for your usage.

03/16/2016 - 12:19am Coach Izzo's

son must be so proud to bear this asshole's name. Nice call, Coach.

12/30/2015 - 11:54am I have this

discussion with one of my good friends who is an MSU fan on a weekly basis.  There is NO WAY that punt is blocked if he catches the ball.  As it is, he drops it, takes two steps forward, picks it up and attempts to kick it again when he is finally hit.  If he catches it, he takes a step to his right and its gone.  Also, despite the formation, the play was blocked correctly.  The three Spartans coming from his left are intentionally unblocked and every guy coming from his right is picked up.  The play was designed for O'neill to step to the right and kick, and if you look there is plenty of time/room for that to happen with a clean catch.  Sparty's are delusional if they think anything they did caused that play to unfold the way it did.

12/11/2015 - 10:47am Jabrill is in the new Star Wars movie!!!

11/06/2015 - 12:09am Eleventy....

Honestly, since I've embraced the craft beer revolution, I drink on a far higher number of days.  However, I drink far fewer beers in the process.  One or two Imperial IPAs of some sort a day (a few more on the weekends), as opposed to 15 Bud Lights 3 times a week.

10/20/2015 - 9:09pm On that subject,

I thought they easily could have flagged LJ Scott for taunting after he scored Sparty's first TD, that should have been negated by a hold and that was setup by the most terrible targeting call in the history of the rule.  Goddamn, these refs sucked.

10/20/2015 - 8:10pm Check out the end of the Rudock (non) facemask.

Looks to me like Frey subtly knees Rudock, which I would give the benefit of the doubt to as being momentum, until he gets up and then kicks Jake in the facemask.  The clip is stopped right as this is happening, and he tries to disguise it by "jumping" in celebration, but sure looks bush league to me.

10/20/2015 - 8:01pm I was yelling

about it immediately, but was appeased when they stopped him short.  Definitey saw it the way you did, tho.

10/12/2015 - 11:06pm Another thing

my untrained eye thought it saw, was that MSUs safeties are terrible filling the proper gaps.  You gotta think Harbaugh will have a field day screwing with their run fits, as long as our OLine isn't getting dominated.

10/12/2015 - 10:57pm I noticed

watching the Rutgers replay earlier tonight, that alot of Cook's completions, especially on third down, were to WRs that were pretty tightly contested.  Not sure if the Rutgers DBs were poor at raking or finding the ball, or if MSUs WRs are just that strong.  Think this will be a key tho, because alot of the throws were under pressure where Cook had to just put it up and let his guy make a play, which is something I think Rudock will have to finally do himself some.  MSU really seems to like the back shoulder fade.  Jourdan Lewis should deal well, but I think our second corner / Peppers will be tested more than they have in coverage yet.

10/11/2015 - 6:31pm Did somebody

say pants party?!?!?!?

10/11/2015 - 6:28pm That

was fan-fucking-tastic.

09/14/2015 - 11:57pm I love how

the punter doesn't even jump and instead just spins and sprints backwards.