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06/18/2018 - 12:10pm What a great one touch…

What a great one touch strike. It's fun rooting for the underdog and all, but when talent produces a moment of brilliance like that. Wow. 

06/15/2018 - 1:39pm Just pictured Danny Devito…

Just pictured Danny Devito screaming this and I lost it. 

06/15/2018 - 11:05am Fire him and then MSU needs…

Fire him and then MSU needs to fully clean house themselves. EVERYONE knew Engler would be a disaster. The people responsible for putting him in his position need to be gone before they make the next mistake. 

06/13/2018 - 8:19am B1G - 9-game conference…

B1G - 9-game conference schedule, zero FCS opponents. 
SEC - 8 game conference schedule, one FCS opponent.
ACC - 8 game conference schedule, one FCS opponent. 

 

06/09/2018 - 11:36am No, it's an emphasis on the…

No, it's an emphasis on the post being sarcastic without using the /s

06/09/2018 - 11:21am Wow. Fire Harbaugh, amirite?

Wow. Fire Harbaugh, amirite?

06/08/2018 - 12:39pm Was he the kid with the dad…

Was he the kid with the dad who was more excited about visiting Michigan than he was? Not that it was a knock against the kid, just his dad loves Michigan!

06/06/2018 - 8:50am click Upload > Add File >…

click Upload > Add File > paste the URL into the File Name section of the folder

06/06/2018 - 8:49am ...using "Insert images…

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...using "Insert images using Imce File Manager" (max 2.0 MB file)

06/06/2018 - 8:45am https://media.giphy.com…

Let's see if gifs work using "Insert Media Embed"

06/06/2018 - 8:40am The visuals on the comments…

The visuals on the comments section is going to take a bit to get used to, other than that I'm loving the new site!

05/30/2018 - 4:18pm According to wikipedia

According to wikipedia William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor has 52 slips. It's located at the east end of the riverwalk. Also, it looks like the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority has public docks (right between Hart Plaza and The RenCen). I'd call ahead at the very least next time. 

05/30/2018 - 3:58pm That's cool, but

Detroit needs every bit of it's downtown to succeed. Greektown was really the first place I was introduced to downtown as a early 20s guy. I grew comfortable there enough to branch out into the neighboring areas. Start to map the city a bit, know where you are driving and how to get around. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who would be sad to see that area written off and forgotten about. 

05/30/2018 - 3:22pm The evenings were awesome

The evenings were awesome though and the day time I was at the beach, so it didn't bother me at all! IDK, give me that weather over being stuck inside due to rain like the last couple!

05/30/2018 - 3:04pm Oh and most days I'm right

Oh and most days I'm right there with you. I guess the two shootings in Greektown have me flustered the most. I'm down there probably once a month, and was only a few blocks away from the one on Friday. I guess the good thing is that these are rare occurances. Hopefully it's not a continuing thing...

05/30/2018 - 2:58pm This is a great article in my

This is a great article in my opinion. It highlights the restoration projects that are making Detroit a destination without removing the charm and beauty of the old buildings.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/great-lakes/detroit/travel-tips-and-articles/detroit-americas-most-ambitious-renovation-project/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d27680c5

05/30/2018 - 2:49pm And when Millenials flee for

And when Millenials flee for the suburns, GenZ can move in, and then the Millenial offspring and so on and so fourth until the city generates the revenue to rebuild neighborhoods worth raising a family in. 

 

05/30/2018 - 2:40pm Detroit was wonderful this Memorial Day Weekend.

Spent Friday night down at the Belt and bar hoping. Spent Saturday at the beach on Belle Isle. Numerous friends and family headed down for the EDM festival and numerous after parties. Weather was great. People were friendly. Then you realize there was a shootout in Greektown, and a total of 9 people killed city wide over the weekend.  

It was a bummer reading that one, especially after experiencing how great the city can be. I've been heading down there regularly for 10 years now, and never had a problem myself. I'll never speak ill of the city, and always recommend it as a great town to enjoy an night out in. Idk, Detroit just had such a great chance to show off how beautiful it is, and this kind of stuff casts a cloud over it. 

05/30/2018 - 1:39pm @DaveBrandon't

@DaveBrandon't

05/23/2018 - 4:14pm Thread jack!

I tweeted this out yesterday, but I think the artist is more at fault for choosing a bad picture to base the plaque off of than they are at fault for butchering her likeness.

 

IMO the artist didn't do that bad of a job. The jawline isn't perfect, but he nails the half-hearted smile (Brandi's smile normally lights up a room, but not here). And I really like the detail work on the eyes, capturing the subtle squint she is doing (skin below the brow but above the lid kind of pinching over the eyelid halfway thru the eye. Her mouth lines up pretty well, small lips and perfect teeth. The lack of the loose long strands of hair is what makes her hair look like an old man haircut instead of a pony. 

Lastly, the angle of the picture taken of the plague does the sculpture zero justice, adding harsh shadow, making the lines look much deeper than they are. Remember that this is a slightly 3D sculpture based on a 2D picture of an actual 3D object. Take a look at Brandi next to the image from a different angle:

The laugh lines don't look nearly as deep. The color of the scupture really pops at this angle compared to looking like a used penny in the image floating around. At the end of the day, if the artist started with a different picture as the subject material, I think it ends up looking much more like the Brandi we all know and love. 

 

05/23/2018 - 1:18pm Snakeoil?

Snakeoil?

05/23/2018 - 10:23am Haven't found one yet!

But I'm an unreliable car owner. Busted a piston in my first car (94 subaru impreza) learing a valueable lesson in paying attention to oil levels. My second car was given to me for the price of four new tires (I had to buy my sister four new tires for her new car), and that 95 impala got me from a-b for a few years, until the brake lines went bad. I've put about 80K on my newest car (2000 Crown Vic), but shes had an engine light on for 3 months and sounds like a front end thing is coming back around again after I blew out a tie rod and pitman arm three years ago. 

At some point I'm going to buy a car younger than a teenager, then I'll get back to you. 

05/23/2018 - 10:15am they're easy and inexpensive

they're easy and inexpensive to maintain.

My cousin had a newer one about 10 years ago, and that was not the case at all! But her dad said when he was younger (teens thru early 20s) he had about four old Beetles at once because they were so cheap. And from the pieces of those four, he was always able to keep one running.

05/22/2018 - 2:23pm The whole Louisville

The whole Louisville performance sticks in my mind, punctuated by the pump, drive, game over layup. 

05/22/2018 - 7:53am Gotta spread with the hands! 

Gotta spread with the hands! 

05/21/2018 - 1:09pm Best to use pitchfork type thing AND the snow shovel.

Especially when using a team system. One guy stays by the mulch pile to load up the guys running the mulch. When he isn't loading, he's prepping the pile for easier loading. The pitchfork tool breaks up the densely packed mulch for easier scooping. 

05/17/2018 - 2:34pm This is exactly why I'm glad

This is exactly why I'm glad UCF claimed a National Title this season. They were undefeated and Alabama/others has claimed the same for less! In the end, who gives a crap!

05/15/2018 - 2:33pm FWIW Ford's site lists the

FWIW Ford's site lists the Taurus at 16/24. If the cars are even as the website suggests, 88 extra horsepower and zero else that I can benefit from daily is what I'm getting. A full size car under $30k with 30 mpg combined would be perfect for me. I guess I just expected more out of fuel effeciency development than for manufacturers to only focus on posting high mpg numbers on mid-size or smaller cars. 

Maybe foreign options are available, but buying one is not an option for me. The Chevy Impala might be a tad better than the Taurus as an example, but I was just comparing Ford's progression. I'm afraid to buy a Chrysler. The Buick Lacrosse seems good on gas mileage, but is priced right at $30k and doesn't hit the 200Hp mark, and idk for sure that is their full-size car. Crossovers are more cramped than my current car, and SUVs sky rocket the price. 

05/15/2018 - 12:39pm That a full size car like the

That a full size car like the 2018 Ford Taurus matches the gas milage of my 2000 Crown Vic. What have they been doing for 18 years? My other gripe is that rear/side windows on sedans/crossovers are way too small. Idk if it's a reliance on back-up cameras or what is going on. 

05/14/2018 - 10:54am Always thought I could use

Always thought I could use less time investment in sports, and the investment I put in is pretty emotional. Not a fan of putting in a financial investment on top of it. Liking sports I'd otherwise not like only because I have money into it feels empty in the end, to me at least. 

Glad it's legal now though. People are going to do it anyways, might as well tax it and have better roads/schools for it. 

05/11/2018 - 3:06pm I believe yes. 

I believe yes. 

05/08/2018 - 4:25pm Nice. 

Nice. 

05/08/2018 - 1:32pm Breaking the rules. I was a

Breaking the rules. I was a child of the 90s, but at a very young age my favorite car of all time was a Blue and White Striped 1969 Shelby Cobra.

05/08/2018 - 1:30pm We asked for the answer,

We asked for the answer, without knowing the question...

05/08/2018 - 9:35am Just single click "Save"

Just single click "Save"

05/08/2018 - 8:42am I think turnovers are a big

I think turnovers are a big worry for Shea. 12 INT and 8 Fumbles (fumble luck resulted in only 1 lost fumble*) in just 10 games. I'd say many of us thought Speight had fumble/snap issues and he only put 6 balls on the ground in 23 total games. I think Harbaugh is very turnover adverse, and will do everything he can to coach that stuff out of the kid. How he handles that coaching (becomes more proficient vs. slows down decision making process and starts 2nd guessing himself) and how he handles a pro-style offense/snaps under center are my only two hang ups. 

Not saying it's the end of the world or he isn't going to be good. I just think they warrant a question mark until we see how it goes this season. 

05/08/2018 - 8:31am We don't play the likes of

We don't play the likes of Alabama/LSU defenses? Well that isn't true if you're looking at the total defense stat:

1. Alabama
2. Wisconsin
7. MIchigan St.
9. Ohio St.
12. LSU

 

05/04/2018 - 1:34pm Brian literally covered this

Brian literally covered this topic 3 months ago in the self assessment he posted on this here blog. 

Looking Internally Addendums and Errata

05/02/2018 - 4:39pm I'll one up you

The greatest hockey player of all time is overrated, but still the greatest hockey player of all time. I personally believe the era he played in allowed for the audacious numbers he put up and that greats transplanted into his career shoes could have scrapped out only a slightly lesser careers. Lemuiex would have challenged it had he had the injury luck and cancer didn't steal his early 30s [1.88 ppg vs. 1.92ppg (~70 points short had Lemuix matched Gretzky in # of games)]. Jagr might have even had a say if his career started a decade sooner. 

Again, still the best to ever suit it up, but not 1.5X the players Messier, Howe, Yzerman, Lemeuix or Jagr were like his points totals suggest. 

 

04/27/2018 - 9:47am My excitement levels are high

My excitement levels are high too! Don't get me wrong. There is always hope to be had, and even our 2016 OL was good enough to be an inch away from the B1G title game and probable College Football Playoff Spot. It just bugs me when people retroactively use those hopeful expectations as the baseline at the end of the year.

Just looking at last year, the true regular season expectations were 9-3/10-2. Brian's worst case barring extreme injury scenarios was 8-4. And it can be argued we had just short of extreme injury scenarios, playing the Buckeyes with our third string QB, losing two of our most explosive recieving options in Black and Eubanks. Our veteran receiver obviously hampered by injury. And even some dings along the OL. Yet the 8-4 regular season was an unmitigated disaster. 

 

04/27/2018 - 9:43am I'm with you, a better OL and

I'm with you, a better OL and Blount make the need for a pass rusher > running back. Unless Guice falls and the RB is an absolute steal, I'd rather bolster the pass rush. 

04/27/2018 - 9:03am I'm in line with that

I'm in line with that thinking, and it's not "concern trolling." OL is the only weak link on the team heading into 2018/19, with the main concern being pass protection. Shea's feet help in that situation, along with his experience playing behind a bad OL, but that only worked for 7 games last season until he got hurt. The best we can do is hope and you can't fault Michigan fans for no longer being optimistic since hope is all we've had on the OL since 2012.

Setting your expectations at Big Ten Championship or higher while crossing your fingers at OL is not a realistic expectation. Those unrealistic expectations become the norm and then we have to sit here next offseason as people call for Jim Harbaugh to be fired after a 10-3 hardwareless season. 

If OL works out like gangbusters, we could have a special season though. I think we have the pieces in place to squint and see a bright future. Warriner has a great track record, a simplified way of doing things, a generational-type center prospect and an NFL shaped LT. Too much has to work out still for me to buy in yet. I'll take patience and being plesantly surprised come fall over hope and dashed dreams though. 

04/27/2018 - 8:35am Since when is "from Ohio" a

Since when is "from Ohio" a race?

04/27/2018 - 8:28am I said yesterday, I don't

I said yesterday, I don't care who they draft. The smart move imo was DL/OL. Quinn has done nothing be inspire condfidence in his player selections. They seem to have got their guy in Ragnow, as he was the first out of a run on OL. It sounded like the Bengals wanted Ragnow and had to audible to Price. WOTS New England was interested at 23 too.

Between Glasgow/Ragnow our LT/LG/C is solified for years. RG/RT was solidified last year, and hopefully those guys improve as they settle in with a new coach, or get a year further away from injury in Lang's case. With out OL set, we can round out the offense with a RB and then work solely on defense. 

I know we want "Now now now!" but I like the stabalization of the franchise that has happened. Building a foundation that can win for 10 years is more important than getting a team that can win 11 games next season, then 4 after, then 7, then 12, then 3. 

04/26/2018 - 4:29pm A 4 door midsize or full size

A 4 door midsize or full size sedan could be made that is light on frills...bench seats, crank windows, etc that would be high quality, easy to maintain and I bet would sell like hotcakes if the pricepoint were below $20k.

I'd love this. I'm a big car kind of guy (currently driving 2000 Ford Crown Vic) and cannot replace it with anything comparable unless I spend north of $30k. Even crossovers feel too small in comparison. My bench seats provide way more comfort than my girlfriend's 2018 Escape.

 

04/26/2018 - 1:30pm But the ownership has changed

But the ownership has changed already and early results are promising. The Lions have made the playoffs 2 out of four years under Martha. The William Clay Ford Sr. era is over. I think your view is outdated a bit...

04/26/2018 - 12:47pm I'm not calling to replace

I'm not calling to replace Martha. She has done a nice job getting the right people in place, and keeping Caldwell around to solidify a foundation to build off of. The last four seasons were 4 of the 6 best seasons since 2001. Quinn seems like a promising hire so far. We will see how it goes with Patricia. IMO, it'd be wrong to not give the current regime a shot. 

04/26/2018 - 12:33pm The argument is "well a

The argument is "well a booster can pay or promise to pay $50,000 for a jersey to push a kid to his school", in which case I will say the kid is getting the $50,000 now, but the booster doesn't even get jersey out of the deal and the US government isn't getting the taxes on the deal.

04/26/2018 - 11:51am Why do we need to have a

Why do we need to have a pissing contest with Nebraska over 1997? We have 1.0 National Titles from that year. We can proudly celebrate it without putting down a cross division "rival" we play 4 times a decade. 

04/26/2018 - 11:42am I actually don't give a damn

Mo Hurst would be my favorite pick, becuase he is an obvious top 10 talent being mocked as late as the fourth round? His heart condition is not even a problem. Ask the doctors at Michigan. At Harvard. I'd trust them over NFL doctors any day of the week. Idk, if he is going to fall, let him fall and take him in the 2nd. 

Just not impressed with this draft class. Everyone wants the Lions to draft a RB but I don't see a great one available. Calvin Ridley could come off the board around 20, but do we need a WR? DT/DE/OL is probably going to be the pick and that's good I guess. 

More important that they get quality out of picks 1,2,3,4 than they get just a great 1st pick. I think Quinn is assembling a solid NFL team, which is great for us Lions fans. Getting lucky could push us over the top to a Super Bowl contender at some point down the line. But none if it will matter if Patricia can't coach.