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02/17/2019 - 9:34pm Ann Arbor area harbored a…

Ann Arbor area harbored a precursor to Bundy in the late sixties: John Norman Collins.  First time I realized that not only were there "bad guys" in the world, but pure evil.  Just typing his name still freaks me out a bit to this day.

02/10/2019 - 6:52pm This site https://www…

This site https://www.playpicks.com/26497/aaf-week-1-betting-overview/ lists only one foot inbounds needed for a catch.  It may be wrong though, other sources don't say this.

02/10/2019 - 6:21pm Looks like my bad.  I…

Looks like my bad.  I thought I read that rule change somewhere yesterday, but I can't find it now.

02/10/2019 - 5:45pm Yep, these are the main ones…

Yep, these are the main ones, along with only need one foot inbound for a catch.

A quirkier change:  No onside kicks, the team instead gets to try and convert one 4th and 12 play from their own 28.

02/07/2019 - 1:48pm Technology has actually…

Technology has actually dramatically changed the whole concept of "home" schooling.  There are plenty of on-line resources, just like those that allow college students to take on-line classes that don't require them to ever leave the house. There are also hybrid arrangements as XM alluded to.  

Not taking sides, but the argument is no longer just one of cliched platitudes such as "substandard schools full of foul-mouthed bigots and bullies" vs "pedagogically unqualified paranoid helicopter parents."

There's plenty of gray area depending on district, location, special needs, living arrangements/style etc.

02/07/2019 - 12:32pm They're not strangers if you…

They're not strangers if you make the effort to get to know them.

02/07/2019 - 12:23pm I have no data to back this…

I have no data to back this up, but from my observations it seems that certain counties have drastically cut back on the use of road salt.

02/04/2019 - 8:11pm Good idea.  I don't think…

Good idea.  I don't think these guys are ready to contribute just yet.

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02/01/2019 - 8:00pm I can vote again!  It's a…

I can vote again!  It's a brand new world!

01/26/2019 - 10:03pm (No subject)

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01/12/2019 - 9:13pm Speaking of The Yardbirds,…

Speaking of The Yardbirds, fun fact:  The Yardbirds (with Jimmy Page) and The Velvet Underground shared a bill at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum in 1966.

01/12/2019 - 8:11pm If it was the same show I…

If it was the same show I saw (it probably was), it was spring 1977.

01/12/2019 - 7:02pm The people saying Zeppelin…

The people saying Zeppelin were copycats aren't talking about similar chord progressions.  They're talking about Page taking songs like "Dazed and Confused", written and performed by Jake Holmes on his 1967 album "The Above Ground Sound", giving it an electric arrangement and claiming that he (Page) wrote it.

Page took Davy Graham's arrangement (damn near note for note) of the traditional song "She Moved Through The Fair", played it on a Danelectro electric, renamed it "White Summer", and claimed he wrote it.

There are other examples (listen to the beginning of The Small Faces version of Willie Dixon's "You Need Love").  I'm pointing this out as a fan, by the way.  I own most of Zeppelin's albums, and have for decades.  Saw them in the 70's, one of the best shows I've ever seen.  Page is and was an incredible musician, I don't understand to this day why he felt the need to steal songs.

01/08/2019 - 2:05pm Interesting candidate. …

Interesting candidate.  Thanks for doing the digging.

01/07/2019 - 5:02pm (No subject)

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01/04/2019 - 9:05pm The old version of Mgoblog…

The old version of Mgoblog allowed thread creation and voting at 100 points, and "trusted user" status at 500 points (IIRC).  Trusted users were allowed to edit the depth charts, etc.  It seems these issues are still being sorted out in the new version.

01/01/2019 - 8:55pm I suppose you can never…

I suppose you can never underestimate the capriciousness of voters, but I can't see falling below 4 and 5 loss teams.  That would make the floor about 15.

01/01/2019 - 1:46pm I can help you out xtra. …

I can help you out xtra.  Here's an actual clip of dayton blue:

 

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12/30/2018 - 6:01pm I remember this comment and…

I remember this comment and thought of bringing it up, but I couldn't remember who posted it!  Wouldn't shock me if it happened.

12/30/2018 - 5:59pm There were a couple fun…

There were a couple fun moments:

1) Prater threw a perfect pass for a TD on a fake field goal.

2) Clay Mathews went skipping and dancing into the Lions backfield, pointing at a Lion that had false started.  Mathews was flagged for encroachment.

12/26/2018 - 12:43pm So you're saying that wins…

So you're saying that wins and losses are just a statistic?

12/19/2018 - 5:21pm The buckeye doth protest too…

The buckeye doth protest too much, methinks.

12/19/2018 - 6:41am I'm with you!  In fact, open…

I'm with you!  In fact, open it up to D2 and D3 teams and make it 512!  No more "meaningless exhibitions", every game's a playoff game!!!!

 

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12/19/2018 - 6:36am No, they're not useless or…

No, they're not useless or meaningless.  They certainly aren't exhibitions; the W/L and all statistics count toward season and career records.

12/19/2018 - 6:31am Beyond the correct four…

Beyond the correct four chosen, certain games (GA-ALA, UM-OSU, OK-TX) were already de facto playoff games in sense, or at least play-in games for Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma.

12/15/2018 - 8:20pm He was peeved about burning…

He was peeved about burning his redshirt, yet seriously considered going pro after 3 years?  Makes no sense.

Unless he was actually peeved about the lack of snaps given redshirt was burned, I guess.

12/09/2018 - 3:40pm Maybe it's just because I'm…

Maybe it's just because I'm old and didn't grow up with message boards, social media, etc., but what the hell possesses someone to create an account on a rivals site just for the purposes of being a dick for weeks at a time, maybe even years.  I don't understand the psychology of this at all.

12/02/2018 - 5:51pm Funny thing about shits. …

Funny thing about shits.  There's only giving and taking, nothing in between.

12/02/2018 - 5:12pm +1 if I could.

+1 if I could.

12/02/2018 - 5:00pm I'm looking forward to…

I'm looking forward to watching the Wolverines in a good bowl game against a top ten team, on college football Saturday, with a chance to finish 11-2, one of the best finishes in the last 20 years.  If some of you think it's too boring, don't watch and move on to basketball season.  I'll be looking forward to your football takes when you check back in during spring practice.

12/01/2018 - 9:11pm OSU doesn't give a shit…

OSU doesn't give a shit about Maryland and Purdue.

11/24/2018 - 9:15pm Prithee, why are you so…

Prithee, why are you so concerned with his choice of words?

10/27/2018 - 2:37pm "and we ain't in it":

https…

"and we ain't in it":

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

10/27/2018 - 2:27pm No politics, I know, and I'm…

No politics, I know, and I'm not necessarily promoting her, but Kelly Tebay's basic PR statement says that she is a "sexual assault survivor with a plan to improve MSU's culture and transparency".

10/21/2018 - 6:30pm The baby was born almost a…

The baby was born almost a month premature and needed to stay in the NICU for weeks before being allowed to go home, as the mlive article details.

10/12/2018 - 6:14am Posting a thank you for…

Posting a thank you for changing the ad content.  I no longer get the "dating" ads, just ads for basic stuff like clothing, sporting goods, software, etc.

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09/22/2018 - 3:02pm Exactly.  It doesn't do your…

Exactly.  It doesn't do your backups any good to come in to the game and practice eating clock.

09/18/2018 - 5:01pm D-lineman Damian Jackson as…

D-lineman Damian Jackson as reincarnation of Rutherford B. Hayes.

 

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09/13/2018 - 6:23pm Kicker Kevin Robledo and…

Kicker Kevin Robledo and actor/comedian Gilbert Gottfried

 

 

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09/02/2018 - 12:34am Dierdorf mentioned this in…

Dierdorf mentioned this in the radio post game.  His tone of voice indicated he was definitely not happy, but had to hold in his anger due to being on-air.

08/31/2018 - 6:20pm I'm with you.  I've been…

I'm with you.  I've been shell shocked by many of the things that have happened over the past 10 years, but I'm also old enough to remember the days when I sat down to watch a Michigan game, I expected us to win.  Every time.  I've been guilty of a bit of hand wringing as well lately, and I'm damn well done with it.  Go Blue!

08/13/2018 - 9:58pm Scottish, but point taken.

Scottish, but point taken.

08/10/2018 - 8:46pm Yes, the no buttons thing…

Yes, the no buttons thing was mentioned in this thread as early as 6/13.

07/14/2018 - 7:53pm If we're going all the way…

If we're going all the way back to the 50's (as some have), who can forget Eddie Haskell?  I also always liked Dietrich (Steve Landesberg) from Barney Miller.

07/04/2018 - 4:32pm I discovered this site when…

I discovered this site when I was looking for information on the coaching search after RR was fired.  It took me a while to make an account, and I don't post much, but I've been a faithful reader ever since that time.

07/04/2018 - 1:01pm If you're referring to me,…

If you're referring to me, my only point is that the statement that baby boomers never felt "a hint of stress" is specious.  The existence of the draft during Vietnam was just an obvious "off the top of my head" counterpoint. Ongoing military operations and the various costs/ramifications borne by everyone is a completely different conversation.

07/03/2018 - 8:01pm I'm with you on The Twilight…

I'm with you on The Twilight Zone.  Absolutely incredible in every way given the time it aired.

07/03/2018 - 10:45am I bet the more than half a…

I bet the more than half a million drafted during the Vietnam war felt a hint of stress.  Also, I work mainly with millennials (and the next gen, whatever it's called) and find the majority to be creative, considerate, ambitious people. I understand my experience may be anecdotal, however, the sweeping hyperbole here ("sycophantic leeches", "dumb as fuck") is getting ridiculous.

07/02/2018 - 6:16pm The strangest thing about…

The strangest thing about the baby boomers is that every single person born between 1946 and 1964 is exactly the same!  How did that happen?