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06/13/2018 - 8:10pm If you live in the Charter…

If you live in the Charter service area, they have this deal where you pay what works out to an additional $32/month over their base Internet service fee for cable.  You get FSD, BTN, ESPN, FSN, local networks and a bunch of other stuff.  You get one cable box in that price, and no DVR, although you can watch on other TVs via the Charter app on Roku (not available on fire stick though).  Best deal I've seen, plus you get cable reliability (ironically though my cable was down for the first three hours of the MSU game last fall, so I watched on the app).  

09/15/2015 - 8:13pm I got $.99 sixers at Campus Corner

I got $.99 sixers at Campus Corner

09/13/2015 - 11:30am Then there are those of us making sixty something

Then there are those of us making sixty something a year.

09/13/2015 - 11:21am Nice idea with your first line. preemptively

Nice idea with your first line. preemptively silence the three or four assholes who feel the need to say "I don't think this team can look ahead past anybody".

09/13/2015 - 9:46am sshhhhh!!

sshhhhh!!

09/11/2015 - 8:40am You have to take your shot

You have to take your shot when the opportunity presents itself.

09/11/2015 - 8:14am I'm lovin

I'm lovin it

09/09/2015 - 10:02pm love this

don't sleep on Michigan

09/06/2015 - 9:22pm Peppers QB

Peppers QB spy?

09/06/2015 - 10:23am As a Traverse City resident, this sounds pretty

As a Traverse City resident, this sounds pretty typical. People up here are always doing "interesting" little things that end up somehow getting noticed and then get media attention. You would almost think that was part of the plan all along. Also, Traverse City Business news just did their annual "40 under 40" feature, and Northern Express just had their "20 most interesting local people" of whatever feature. Through personal knowledge or local hearsay I can tell you that a lot of those people were initially funded by family loans or are currently still receiving regular cash infusions from family members. Must be nice. Many of these people will no doubt consider themselves "self-made".

Kind of reminds me of the rich kids I knew in college who were " putting themselves through college" on informal parental loans with unspecified repayment terms that were actually just ham-fisted attempts to reign in their college spending by creating the illusion that they would need to be paid back.

I could go on and on with this.

09/01/2015 - 12:14pm I'm going to be on a submarine off the coast of

I'm going to be on a submarine off the coast of South Africa. any hints on how I can tune in to the game?

08/17/2015 - 10:13pm you suck. your progeny will be

you suck. your progeny will be worthless.

08/02/2015 - 1:06pm The Wind and The

The Wind and The Willows

07/12/2015 - 10:08pm Yeah. I also get really broken up when a CEO of a

Yeah. I also get really broken up when a CEO of a company located in distant lands whom I have never met dies.

07/09/2015 - 12:46pm ha-ha....yes Android app can be confusing.

ha-ha....yes Android app can be confusing. however, being that I am shadowbanned it is the only way I. an post.

06/27/2015 - 9:55pm I was there. Also got denied entry to Nectarine

I was there. Also got denied entry to Nectarine because of face sunburn I acquired there.

06/19/2015 - 4:11pm Making fun of a guy for

Making fun of a guy for getting cancer is never in good taste.  Getting a DUI is subject to ridicule however.  And the glass houses thing.  If that were so, most internet snark would cease to exist immediately.

06/17/2015 - 9:29pm oh man. I used to stock cases and cases of those

oh man. I used to stock cases and cases of those in a former life. A grocer life.

06/11/2015 - 9:43pm Yeah....because any affected individuals will need

Yeah....because any affected individuals will need a sports blog post to inform them of this fact.

06/05/2015 - 12:35pm Shadowbans

Kind of bush league mod behavior.

05/29/2015 - 7:40pm Evan Williams 1783 on the rocks. Various micros

Evan Williams 1783 on the rocks. Various micros

05/29/2015 - 4:27pm I think it is only fair that

I think it is only fair that Amazon pay state sales tax on their transactions.  If states really want to collect taxes on all online retailers they should band together and create some clearinghouse where retailers can simply and efficiently file all of their various sales taxes in one place.  Othertwise this will be a major compliance issue and many retailers will have trouble keeping up.  

 

The things I buy from Amazon I will continue to buy from Amazon.  Their absolute cost advantage on many items will not be affected much by this.  I have never bought from Amazon solely to avoid paying MI sales tax.  That part was just gravy.

05/28/2015 - 7:52pm Point taken. Adidas is capable of producing non

Point taken. Adidas is capable of producing non disgusting product from time to time.

05/28/2015 - 6:10pm I have been looking for a nice Michigan hat for

I have been looking for a nice Michigan hat for over a year. This is why I can't find one.

05/27/2015 - 9:09pm People are funny. I tentatively agreed to a job

People are funny. I tentatively agreed to a job offer. Had issues selling house. Job was a GM position. Asked devil who had built company from ground up (and who I would be replacing) and who was by my conservative ballpark estimation making half a million plus annually for approximately a $7,500 annualized housing allowance until I could sell the house and move my family to the new town. He just about blew his top and immediately gave me a take his offer as is or leave it ultimatum. Obviously told him to eat shit in politically correct terms since I still had my job. That was fall 2012. As of Fall 2014 he was still looking to fill the position. Lesson: don't be a cheap fuck in a shit hole town trying to fill a sensitive position.

05/27/2015 - 8:56pm suck my taint

suck my taint cracker

05/22/2015 - 7:28pm well....he did just get back from Peru,

well....he did just get back from Peru, so....

05/19/2015 - 7:29am Seeing as how I can't even find a Michigan hat

Seeing as how I can't even find a Michigan hat that doesn't look like shit right now I am going to say Nike

05/17/2015 - 9:59pm I also love checking in on that cesspool. RCMB

I also love checking in on that cesspool. RCMB really makes me appreciate great Michigan sites like this and TTB. Their recruiting analysis is so shallow. It seems like not one of their recruits has any flaws to their game. Rather, the blue wall has conspired to underrate their commits. Here I see nuanced evaluations of our players. There I see, and I do not exaggerate, statements like "eat it Harblow. Lukusa didn't play stiff when cHoke was after him". That is the closest they can come to acknowledging a criticism of a Sparty commit. The Only Colors is a little more civilized but they also have a hard time offering any insightful analysis that might be construed as objective concerning potential or current Spartans.

I know Mark D is a great coach. While Sparty have a hard time acknowledging that Harbaugh has done anything notable as a coach, we cannot plead that same type of ignorance in regards to their coach. We have lived through this bullshit for the last seven years. Jim Harbaugh took a shit Stanford team from the toilet bowl to the Orange bowl. He basically matched Mark D's career crowning achievement and walked away to accomplish bigger and better things. He did a few things and now he's home.

I am not overly concerned with our record next year. Obviously I hope for the best. But number one for me in 2015 is toughness. Punch Sparty back. Knock them down at the line of scrimmage. Make Connor Cook eat some dirt, and remind those cum stains that they come from a manure scented shithole and maybe they should all just stick to milking cows and designing juice boxes.

04/30/2015 - 9:49pm I listened to Joe's Garage last weekend start to

I listened to Joe's Garage last weekend start to finish. It is all over the place. Haunting beauty, insane nightmarish totalitarian fantasies, borderline pornography and great musicianship throughout. A true masterpiece

04/30/2015 - 7:30am Until my son lost it my prized possession was an

Until my son lost it my prized possession was an "NBA" beanie

04/28/2015 - 2:49pm I imagins that it will not

I imagins that it will not end up costing the NFL anything close to that in additional taxes.  Being that the league is essentially a special intterest group for team owners, I assume that should December 31 (or whenever their year end is) approaches, they can engage in some sort of tax planning to delay payments so that the league itself will usually show a loss, or negligible amounts of income. 

04/25/2015 - 9:09pm NBA playoff basketball

I fell in love with if at Touchdown cafe in the late 90s. still love it. I don't know why, but I just love it.

04/15/2015 - 1:27pm What's really interesting is

What's really interesting is that in a post starting a discussion about intelligence and football, the OP misuses the phrase "begs the question".

04/14/2015 - 7:09pm please, for all that is good and holy, lock this

please, for all that is good and holy, lock this goddamn thread

04/10/2015 - 11:39am To be fair to the accused,

To be fair to the accused, the victim does look highly shootable

04/04/2015 - 7:23pm Watched 2014 M vs ND in SB. Actually Mishawaka.

Watched 2014 M vs ND in SB. Actually Mishawaka. Not pleasant.

04/04/2015 - 3:30pm Good thing he was able to

Good thing he was able to release this before Coach K and Duke school Izzo and Sparty yet again.  At least it will have been relevant for a couple of days by that point.

03/26/2015 - 11:05am Wanna get high Billie?

Wanna get high Billie?

03/26/2015 - 10:35am One of Matt Taibbi's annual

One of Matt Taibbi's annual recommendations in his combine and draft analysis is to tell teams to take the weed guy in the draft.  The thought is that the weed issues seem to cause their draft stock to fall out of proportion to the actual benign nature of their offense  I recall Janoris Jenkins being one of these weed guys, and he is doing pretty well.  

03/21/2015 - 10:44pm I could do all these things....

But goddamn nothing pays quite like professional football!!!!

03/21/2015 - 2:39pm Just because certain people

Just because certain people want to make a sensationalistic story out of something doesn't make it true.  

03/21/2015 - 2:36pm As is typically true of this

As is typically true of this sort of stuff, it is absolutely untrue.

 

http://www.michigandaily.com/news/2university-says-it-didnt-kick-christian-group-campus2

03/17/2015 - 5:13pm I don't know why they would

I don't know why they would merge or cease to exist.  They would just attract a lower quality of player who does not attract interest from the Power 5, who will presumably be providing some type of compensation.  In short, they will continue to get the same players they are already getting.

03/17/2015 - 9:55am This is why I honestly

This is why I honestly believe that in the near future ISPs  will be treated like power companies are now, where their rates are regulated and where they must submit requests to a regulatory agency in order to raise prices.  The internet is too necessary to leave this up to the free market.  Currently Charter is the only reliable internet in my area, and they are pretty much raping everybody now.  I pay over $50 month, and the quality is extremely shitty.  It seems like they are trying to make up for decreasing cable revenues.  We should not let this happen.

03/17/2015 - 9:50am Curious why you give a rip

Curious why you give a rip who gets paid on the deal? Sure, at first things might not be too much better as content providers work out how to set prices in a drastically changed media landscape, but that is not my concern.  My concern (as a current Dish network subscriber) is to lower the amount I pay monthly for the content I want.  I realize that the per channel costs will be high, but eventually I really believe that a lot of fat will be trimmed and we will be able to more exactly target our subscriber packages to better reflect our individual tastes and save money at the same time.  The truth is, there are quite a few people on this board, and whom I know personally who would be happy with ESPN, BTN, HBO and Netflix.

There is a certain amount of pessimism involved when people calim that the high cost of cable is inevitable regardless of how we might choose to structure our subscriptions.  It's as if we have accepted that in order to get any of the desired content we want we have to pony up a certain fixed amount.  However, look at cell phone plans.  It was only 3 or four years ago that everybody was on a cell phone contract with a major carrier.  I had two shitty phones on a Sprint contract with no data and my monthly bill was $120-$130.  My wife and I now have two high quality smartphones that each cost around $100 and we pay less than $100/month inclusive for unlimited minutes, text, and data in excess of what we will ever conceivably use.  Not bad.  But, I would also note that the other day I was in a meeting with a guy and he talked about the Radio Shack where his son works.  Talked about how half the people who go there are buying prepaid phones and he said all of this with an air of distaste, as if there is something low class about not being bound to a contract.  I said nothing, because he is a valuable client and I usually allow my good clients to revel in their self-indulgent fantasies.  However I imagine that in the future, after many of us have cut the cord and are paying 25-30% less than our neighbors who are buying cable, there will be scorn heaped on those who no longer participate in the game.

03/16/2015 - 6:30pm I guess I would say probably

I guess I would say probably not.  EMU would not be required to pay their athletes anything let's say.  If the schools were authorized to do so the Power 5 schools would all almost certainly elect to do so.  Schools that could not afford to do so would not attract the top talent, who would presumably want to get paid.  Bowling Green would be left recruiting lower tier players, most of whom did not possess power 5 offers.  How would that be any different than what is going on already?

03/16/2015 - 6:25pm It's kind of asinine to group

It's kind of asinine to group a man who was essentially a witty journalist with those individuals you just listed.  

03/16/2015 - 1:22pm So let's just say, for

So let's just say, for instance, that the NCAA authorized that schools could pay athletes up to $1,500/month to supplement scholarships, etc.  Would that "kill the whole enterprise"?

03/16/2015 - 9:35am I don't think anybody is

I don't think anybody is arguing for a free-market system with an all-out bidding war for these athlete's services.  The  proposals are just adressing equity issues.  Essentially, why should athletes toil in relative poverty (yes I get that they get a free "education" and room and board) while just about every single other non-athlete associated with big-time college atletics is pulling down six or seven figure salaries?