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09/18/2017 - 10:00pm the better question is

who watches usc bumblefuck through two tight games against wmu and hapless texas and thinks they are a top 5 team?

08/18/2017 - 10:43am thanks, now I'm pregnant. How

thanks, now I'm pregnant. How am I going to explain this to my wife? 

08/18/2017 - 9:49am that one is great....HOWEVER

that one is great....HOWEVER tough to make it work on a desktop/laptop

06/22/2017 - 10:29pm Houston aeros in the AHL

drew incredibly well. they only left because the rockets owner no longer wanted to share their building.

05/13/2017 - 1:00pm non-sports

it'd be fun to go back to Jr yr of HS with a lot more guts and foresight. made a ton of comically bad decisions bc of both. professional and personal both.

03/31/2017 - 1:49pm 6mo

is pretty standard in radio if you're staying in-market

03/13/2017 - 1:35pm big

if true

12/14/2016 - 6:56am great place.

Spent freshman year of college in Houghton. winters there are far superior to winters elsewhere. the scenery is just perfect

11/30/2016 - 7:51pm The conference championships

The conference championships are completely irrelvant. In all four scenarios this weekend (SEC, B1G, ACC, PAC12) if the upset happens, the loser still would have a better or equal conference record than the crowned champion. In the case of SEC and B1G it may not matter who wins the championship because there's very clearly a team from each conference going. 

We're about to find out how much the committee REALLY values conference championships. Colorado, Penn State, Wisconsin all have worse resumes than M and may get in because they won the functional equivalent of a quiz bowl championship. Conference championships should not trump overall resume. No one in the pac 12 has a better resume than Michigan or Ohio State. Neither does Clemson. Neither does Penn State or Wisconsin. Yet its almost a certainty that its Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and p12 champ or Penn State. 

 

 

10/20/2016 - 6:36pm i have nothing to base it on but

I would bet one dollar the reason JOK doesn't get impactful game snaps is bc harbaugh doesn't want to shake Speight or the teams confidence at all. i dont think we've seen enough to warrant a change but there might be whispers inside and outside the locker room if JOK had a couple great outings compared to Speights meh ones. so why risk it?

10/12/2016 - 7:43am get my mil/sil

mom/dad/sibs/sibs in law back to 0. meaning no debt, house paid off, decent car paid off, etc.

invest all but a couple mil of whats left in low risk projects, finish my masters, travel a lot.

09/11/2016 - 8:55am not the best thing but most amazing

Jake Butt had two drops. i feel like the sky is falling. i didn't know physics allowed him to drop balls.

09/08/2016 - 11:35am one of my favorite elliott smith songs

is called shooting star

08/28/2016 - 12:19pm Magnusson

on a scramble from 15 out. secret dual threat weapon

08/18/2016 - 8:22am that's fine. I'm not saying

that's fine. I'm not saying he's ubiquitous but to say he's only successful (like the guy I responded to did) because of the Tigers is asinine. 

08/17/2016 - 9:28pm Is that why V and F have

Is that why V and F have crushed every competitior that's tried to run a drive time show against them? is that why they almost single-handedly folded 105.1 as a sports campaign? Is that why they've stayed together longer than anyone else in Detroit radio? because of the Tigers? 

 

Like Valenti or not he knows his schtick and he's damn good at it. They're the best show Detroit has and they've crushed everyone. Remember when Stoney and Wojo were #1 in Detroit? Yea, both of them got shitcanned because their network couldn't compete with V and F...that's why both are on 97.1 now. In an industry that's highly competitive and lasting 5 years together as a talk show is an achievement V and F have been together for 14(?) years. 

I don't listen to them much anymore but honestly, he's got it all down to an art: Pick fights with specific fan bases, call people stupid, rile people up, hang up on them, be a master of hyperbole, have a huge reaction to everything that happens in sports. It just makes more inarticulate idiots want to call up and one up the guy before them and they get punched in the face as well. You'll notice (at least in their hey-day) they rarely put on callers who agreed with Mike. 

 

He's the king of the mountain and Detroit just laps it up. They are consistently rated amongst the top 5-7 most listened to local-only broadcasts and they aren't even in a top 10 media market. 

08/02/2016 - 8:25pm fuck yeah, automatic upvote

fuck yeah, automatic upvote for VU

08/02/2016 - 8:24pm I was very apprehensive about

I was very apprehensive about the white pants before last season when it was first announced. They grew on me pretty quickly (winning will do that). But now, I prefer them to the maize pants.

 

I like that its a distinctive (and hopefully in time iconic) look for both home and away.

08/01/2016 - 3:51pm O RLY?

?

07/27/2016 - 1:20pm or prince

or Neil young. its not perfect but its the champ so far.

07/23/2016 - 11:39pm you, I like you. 

you, I like you. 

07/23/2016 - 11:25pm Real rock stars burn out before their 3rd album

A couple serious answers: 

 

Wilco: Summerteeth, YHF, A Ghost is Born (especially if you consider the context of YHF where the band went an entirely new direction and the band retooled by Adding Glen on drums, Jay Bennett left after the album, they refused to redo the album at Warner Brothers behest, got WB to pay for it twice, essentially)

 

Beach House's current: Bloom, Depression Cherry, TYLS 

 

LCD Soundsystem: Self Titled, Sound of Silver, This is Happening

 

07/01/2016 - 11:37am so, so bad.

so much for aggressive reshaping of the roster

06/05/2016 - 2:43pm i wasn't pretending

Nothing i wrote was excluding Michigan.

06/04/2016 - 3:09pm hm

Derrick Henry's is a challenger and the last dude has a fusion.

wouldn't surprise me if a lot of colleges have the same setup osu did...they just got caught.

05/26/2016 - 8:53am it would emphasize

positional defensive play and excellent stick work. it would harm trapping, interference loving trap teams. i like it.

05/26/2016 - 8:51am bigger ice

just so long as we realize bigger ice doesn't create more offense. it actually makes it harder. the more disciplined teams just clog up the middle and the increased size becomes irrelevant. notice how the trap-loving finns always do well in international competitions.

05/13/2016 - 11:18am I used a management company for my house in KY

I moved to Texas (Then subsequently back to MI) and have a company managing my house in KY. They found very high quality tenants, they manage collecting and distributing rent and basically deal with all the nonsense and send me a direct deposit each month.

I pay them $100 a month regardless of whether or not there's a tenant.

Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. I hate the bastards that manage mine. They're slow to respond, don't follow up on things they promised me (which I'm an idiot and didn't get in writing), and raise the rent each year and keep the difference (I don't even know how that's legeal). But anywho, do your diligence and price shop. The place that I am using is a realtor first and a property management firm second. I would avoid that if I were you. I was lucky that the tenants they found are awesome and have actually improved the value of my home, but the managers are complete shit and I wish I could punt them off my contract with the tenants. 

04/15/2016 - 5:10pm I think he could throw a

I think he could throw a football over them mountains. 

04/12/2016 - 11:21am If you had to pick one

If you had to pick one moment/gif that completely encompassed the unworldly chemistry these three had together just look at the OT winner against ND. Connor shoots and its gets blocked but Compher picks it up and makes a blind pass knowing exactly where Motte is going to be and before ND has any idea WTF just happened its in the net and M is moving on. 

 

They reminded me of Pavel and Hank at their peak. 

04/11/2016 - 9:13pm the worst thing is

you can smoke in the league provided you're not in the program and not in the window of the couple weeks they actually test. makes it even dumber...

04/11/2016 - 9:12pm more like

the Cleveland Greens amirite?

04/11/2016 - 4:56pm there's a post on the aoiaf subreddit

that details how they could do an entire season to catch up with the books with minimal spoilage

04/07/2016 - 5:17pm Getting OP's mom's number

Getting OP's mom's number 101. 

 

 

 

 

BURRRRRRRRRRN!

04/06/2016 - 12:26am come on fhqwhgads

by strong bad

04/05/2016 - 8:33am its bad in that he's being

its bad in that he's being paid 5M to put up less-than-darren-helm stats. That's double what he's worth. Its not the end of the world, like you said, but its still another in a long line of bad contracts to old veterans who can't hack it anymore. 

04/03/2016 - 2:38pm this will be three years in a row

that its come down to the last week

04/01/2016 - 2:01pm blue team has unreal

DL depth and that's our best position group by far. I vote blue

03/31/2016 - 1:06pm Demko is gonna win because

Demko is gonna win because Hobey voters have proven time and again that tournament time is way more important than regular season. 

03/29/2016 - 10:29pm bad news on the stevie front

he just signed an extension that hasn't even started yet. thankfully they have stopped with the "everybody has to have 2yr in GR" nonsense. Blash won 40 games multiple times in the AHL and not by mistake. he's fine. the issue is too many very average forwards, not enough scorers, terrible contracts (howard, E, franzen, richards) and 8 deep on 2nd or 3rd pair defensemen with no upper half.

03/29/2016 - 9:27pm sounds like he's NHL ready for the wings.

.

03/28/2016 - 4:23pm theory

O'Korn is the guy and JH is giving reps for Speight over him to hammer home ball security and constant improvement. Not hard to imagine a guy who's got a mountain of praise needing a little humility to stay hungry going into fall camp.

03/27/2016 - 4:28pm dude. .

look at the 07-08 team. they had the same scoring depth as the wings do now plus Z and Dats each almost eclipsed 100pts. no one on this team is close to that. plain and simple. either you don't watch hockey or dont understand how its changed. if you add 2 90+ pt scorers to this team we're quite assuredly a top 3 seed.

again, we have grinders we don't have scorers or defensemen.

also what you're missing about the 07-08 team is Lidstrom, Rafalski, Brad Stuart and half a hundred year old chelios. all of those guys at that time were light years ahead of players not named kronwall on this team. and rafa/nick/stuart were all better than kronner is now.

so GTFOOH they were tougher. they had more talent top to bottom.

03/27/2016 - 1:13pm uhhh

Not enough shooters is a valid complaint. They're about 5 deep on grinders. In fact we've been sending down and sitting grinders to get scorers into the lineup (AA, mantha, pullky, larkin) to complain about motivation and hitting is just nonsense. this league is predicated on speed and scoring now. you're going to fail miserably with a slow hard hitting team unless you have elite, puck suffocating defense. We do not.

They have one very good defenseman and 7 others who are "just a guy." When your D is average at best you need to score goals in bunches and most of our forwards want to pass. SHOOT. THE. PUCK.

03/27/2016 - 12:28pm not likely

The roster is the issue not blash.

Hell, Dave Lewis got 2 years with one of the best rosters in the league before they let him leave (to hire Babcock).

This roster isn't in the top half of their own division. The only coaching concern I really have is an awful powerplay. But they can't score 5 on 5 either so...

03/26/2016 - 4:42pm i would like beat writers to do 2 things

ask the kids who's decision it was. ask harbaugh the same question. I'm confident the answer is the same and that it was the kids decision but i hate the air of suspicion people have about it. I'd rather we just address it head on and not have any uncertainty.

03/26/2016 - 3:39pm per baumgardner

reon dawson medically retiring as well.

03/26/2016 - 10:20am while I'm almost certain this is all BS

a bunch of rando nobodies on the edge of the internet did call Harbaugh to Michigan with certainty well before anyone else.

03/25/2016 - 2:24pm squints at location name

ISWYDT

03/23/2016 - 12:19pm Delany - Go get Miami and I

Delany - Go get Miami and I will ALMOST forgive you for BUTTGERS.