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07/15/2018 - 7:47am Right! For me it’s one bag…

Right! For me it’s one bag of shock a week, and then every 3-4 weeks I add muratic acid, chlorine and phosphate reducer and backwash the filter. Kids swimming in the backyard is fantastic!

my list includes: gas line for grill; multiple shower heads; speakers in every room wired to one mobile-ready reciever so I can play the tunes from a central place; a smoker; and a workout room. Oh, and a walk in pantry. 

07/14/2018 - 10:31pm I suppose it depends on…

I suppose it depends on where you live. I have/had one in TX and it was great. It was very easy to maintain, just costed  a little in chemicals and more in maintenance as it aged. Folks pay a high monthly fee for outside maintenance, which I think is bc it’s intimidating. A Michigan Man can sure maintain his pool. 

07/06/2018 - 4:09pm Tryna move back to Michigan…

Tryna move back to Michigan but the housing sucks balls. My latest option fell apart. Anyone got a room?

06/04/2018 - 7:56am What went wrong

Not beating OSU, moral victories aside. We win one or two and the tone is very different. The reasons for not beating them are plentiful and I think (hope?) they have been addressed if not resolved.

Longer look back says Brandon hiring Hoke is what went wrong-est.

Right: Harbaugh is the right coach for Michigan

06/02/2018 - 10:39am Over?

It was NEVER over for me!

05/17/2018 - 9:06pm For the time being?
Is winter

For the time being?

Is winter coming?

05/17/2018 - 5:32pm You better Belize it!

You better Belize it!

04/16/2018 - 12:49pm Spoiler alert anyone????

Spoiler alert anyone????

I stopped watching last fall but am sure going to restart for sure

04/14/2018 - 1:33pm I knew it was coming but was

I knew it was coming but was stilled shocked to see it in print. Good for Moe!

And his letter is really good! For the 52nd time, read it if you haven’t already. I’ll read it to my kids, too. Dream crazy!

04/13/2018 - 5:23pm 8 or 9. Our schedule is tough

8 or 9. Our schedule is tough and we’re just not there on O to handle so many road challenges.

It could be a crappy season but I still renewed my tix today! #suckaforblue

04/09/2018 - 6:37pm Why? (Real question)

Why? (Real question)

04/03/2018 - 10:08pm Yeah

Been dragging my feet on renewing season tix for this very reason

04/02/2018 - 3:50pm Put me in, Coach!

I’m still hoarse from Saturday but I’ve been rehabbing, taking IVs and sitting in the oxygen chamber. I’m coming out strong for the win tonight!


04/01/2018 - 1:24pm Nope!

Not if you use USC math!

04/01/2018 - 10:56am the hero we needed

I think it was clear to Poole that when he got in in the 2nd half that we needed a spark. Mathews had success with his athletism in the 1st, taking people off the dribble and Poole did the same. I loved him taking some authority! That got us in the crowd going and sparked the team. Didn't know about the halftime talk til just now but I love seeing his play follow his halftime talk. What a leader!

03/29/2018 - 12:40pm Gah!

You’re right; and that’s why the WW2 Naval museum is in Fredericksburg! Another site to check out...

03/29/2018 - 12:37pm Congrats Coach!

I saw him at a football game some time ago and he took a few minutes to chat, which was awesome. I’ve felt bad since then because I said “hey John!” rather than “coach” but he didn’t even hate on me like Bob Knight choking out a kid for not calling him coach. Anyway, cool story and I feel better now that I have it off my chest.

03/29/2018 - 9:20am Things to do in SA when not at the game

Thought I'd share some ideas to avoid the tourist traps on the riverwalk...

San Antonio has some fantastic restaurants, something that continues to surprise me even after almost 9 years here, and some good bars:

-       The only place worth eating at on the Riverwalk is Boudro’s; don’t eat anywhere else right on the river unless you enjoy bland, salty, and/or fatty, tourist food. Boudro’s is great and will require a reservation. Actually, most good places downtown will need a reservation.

-       Pearl district has many really good restaurants and they’re very creative with the menus. They will be pricey though. My favorites are Southerleigh (Texas Eclectic & brewery), Il Sogno (Italian), and Down on Grayson. Boiler House has a good breakfast/brunch.

-       Guenther House is very popular and has a great rep, especially for brunch; I’ve not been there, though.

-       The boutique hotels are also a good choice for food. I recently ate at Rebelle at the St. Anthony and it was great with great drinks.

-       Southtown is also a trendy strip with some good restaraunts and bars – Feast is my fave.

-       The bars on the Riverwalk are pretty good, but will be what you expect in a tourist zone. A cool bar on the north side of downtown that I like is the Brooklynite. Southtown and Pearl will also have bars to hang out in.

-       Of course, Whataburger is always an option and I wouldn’t pass it up! For barbeque, go to Rudy’s. Or, if you have a car, head to Lockhart for some really good bbq and if you cant choose a place, choose Smitty’s Place. Austin has good bbq, but the juice aint worth the squeeze in terms of wait time and travel time.

-       The TexMex in SA is phenomenal, I recommend Pappasitos or maybe Chuy’s, though both require a car. For Mexican, go to La Fogata. Again, there are many many to choose from!


Things to do on Sunday in between Michigan wins:

-       Sea World and Six Flags

-       Many great golf courses – LaCantera, The Quarry, TPC San Antonio, Brackenridge are pretty close and give a good challenge. Watch out for rattlesnakes.

-       Texas wine country tour. For the misses, of course.

-       Museums: McNay Art Museum and The Witte are 2 good ones I can vouch for. The Ripley’s Odditorium doesn’t count.

-       Remember the Alamo!

-       Fredericksburg is a good day trip, but mostly for those who want to visit a small town main street with shops.

-       Walk or jog the Riverwalk – its really nice and its been extended north and south of the main downtown section

-       Mission trail


May your time in SA be filled with gread food, margaritas, and a double shot of Michigan wins!


03/27/2018 - 12:41pm Same reaction

This was also a featured topic XM ESPU show. My first thought was JH hasn't been so visible in a year. What you talking bout Willis?

And the Michigan hate is absurd. No top 5 winds in tournament; bad offense; lucky to be here (buzzer beater). I can't wait to win out!

03/26/2018 - 8:16pm dang it

They're on to us!

03/26/2018 - 7:50pm Not the travel packages

go to the athletics site and click over "tickets" and mens basketball. You'll get a link to buy just the tickets. I literall just did it.

03/26/2018 - 4:47pm My poor kids

Got worried about me when I expressed frustration with this refereeing phenomenon. My kids play competitive sports and my wife felt the inclination to explain to them that we can yell at the TV but they are not to mimic me in their games. Awkward!

03/26/2018 - 1:18pm This.

A thousand times this.

03/26/2018 - 9:19am I agree!

Virtual mobile +1 sir!

03/25/2018 - 10:38am Bus, cab, Uber or Lyft

No subway. If you’re in downtown it’s walkable since downtown not that big. If you have time you can take a river taxi but that still involves walking.

Outside of downtown you need transport

03/25/2018 - 10:28am Man, Matthews was key- so

Man, Matthews was key- so glad he took off his Clark Kent glasses!

Wagner’s post play in the 2nd warrants more praise as it got him going, created momentum for us, and made FSU have to choose between him and Matthews in the paint.

That 4th foul on Moe was trash. I was shocked that we had no big on the floor near the end of the game but boy did the team dial up the D. Matthews is an incredible defender and his shot blocking is underrated.

Go Blue!

03/24/2018 - 11:54pm Just ask Houston. You always

Just ask Houston. You always foul...but I’m glad they didn’t!!!

03/24/2018 - 11:37pm Oh my my

Oh hell yes

Gonna cut down those LA nets!!!

03/24/2018 - 11:36pm For real

Those announcers are the pits

Duncan says hello Bitches

03/24/2018 - 11:16pm ticket watch please!

ticket watch please!

03/24/2018 - 11:12pm first things first



2nd - trash refs, trash announcers, and trash FSU




03/24/2018 - 10:42pm and Win the Game

and Win the Game

03/24/2018 - 10:28pm are these fucking announcers

are these fucking announcers cheering for FSU?

do i know the answer to my question?

03/24/2018 - 10:24pm BLOW THESE FUCKERS OUTTA HEAH

enough from this garbage FSU game plan. show 'em how we do!

03/24/2018 - 10:15pm there you go Charles


03/24/2018 - 10:14pm got dang

these gots to go in...right?

03/24/2018 - 9:56pm Mathews

I'd like to see Mathews to challenge the rim more - i know he's a bad FT shooter, but he's the only one athletic enough to finish.

We're making poor choices on the pick 'n roll - couple bad bounce passes. I'd like to see more emphasis on this but better :)

and i'd like to see some 3's go in

03/24/2018 - 9:49pm fffffffff

needed that Moe! Hopefully coach asks Moe if he's going to make a basket today.

after that first half, to have the lead - hoo boy.



03/24/2018 - 9:47pm defense!

hellz yeah boys

03/24/2018 - 9:45pm smart play by Moe

looking forward to some good 'ol Beilein halftime adjustments...please!

03/24/2018 - 9:38pm not playing great but in it

making me drink a lot though!


03/22/2018 - 11:33pm Ahhhhhh!

When I say “go”, you say “blue”!



03/22/2018 - 10:50pm Hellz yeah!

What a dominant performance!

Also glad this team backed up my smack talk in San Antonio! I broke out my XXXII’s at work for this game and found all my Aggie friends.

03/21/2018 - 11:10am Damn!

Those are nice! Just bought the XXXIIs...might need to send em back for these!

03/20/2018 - 9:34am Didn’t listen so don’t have context...

Did Jay make the reference to Drevno or are you filling in the blanks?

02/27/2018 - 1:43pm Why?

What is the relationship between student and paycheck? They are playing g basketball either way.

02/24/2018 - 4:25pm Late season pushes man!

This is what I was hoping for a few games ago- our late season surge. Thats what I'm talking 'bout!!! This is a level up!

I told a Sparty that works for me that UM would go deeper in the tourney than MSU; he thought I was nuts then, but is now very worried

02/24/2018 - 10:22am When he slaps the floor

You know he's ready for some real defense! Then we'll know he's done for as the FBI and NCAA go in for an easy layup.

02/22/2018 - 7:02pm Nice writing!

Really enjoyed this, Brian. Thanks

02/12/2018 - 7:06pm Excellent points

And it's clear we're playing better than the start of the season. I'm thinking of the difference makers we've had at the point and wondering where it will come from when the game is tight and we need someone with a great handle late in the game. To me, the rest the season is house money and to be enjoyed because we're too limited at PG for realistic expectations to be a deep tourney run.