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12/08/2017 - 1:16pm I loved

"as a lawyer I got to thinking."  Good stuff!

09/02/2017 - 8:17am Nice!

Kind of surprising that those classless asses pass their classes.

04/24/2017 - 12:57pm I went there by accident once.

My wife and I hopped on the wrong train, departing Florence and hoping to go to Bologna.  Long story short, in Rome we had a panini and got onto another train.


Long story long, I noticed a) the shadows seemed to be wrong if we were headed north and b) we weren't making any stops.  It occured to me that we might have gotten on the express to Rome instead of the regular to Bologna.  I chatted with the ticket collector.  He was nice enough to forgive our mistake and not charge us for the Express trip, provided we took the Express back to Florence from Rome.  We knew very little Italian - my wife knew how to say 'hello' and 'thanks'.  So naturally, at the end of our conversation with the collector she very sincerely said "Buongiorno!"



02/14/2017 - 5:54am and people who donate twice

Are recognized as great folks!

02/14/2017 - 5:52am Allow athletes to set up gofundme accounts

Or some similar thing that provides a layer between donor and recipient, to minimize welshing. Each school in which the athlete is interested has an account for that athlete, and the money deposited for an athlete who chooses a different school goes to the general scholarship fund, or charity, or any of a thousand other good uses.

01/03/2017 - 11:06am Two cents

I think the point total should be substantially higher.

I like the idea of clearing a time threshold as well.

12/23/2016 - 8:23am ACE Hardware`

Went there to buy a Festivus pole this morning - not only did they not have anything approximating one (religious discrimination?), their staff was clueless as to what a Festivus pole is.  Nauseating.



12/09/2016 - 9:54am Another beautiful day.

Perfect for a Pos Bang.

10/31/2016 - 2:24pm but then again

if Urban just tells them "but watch out for a pass" they'll totally shut down whatever Harbaugh and Fisch have designed.

10/31/2016 - 2:23pm Here's hoping

I loved that Huard said "sweep" right before the snap.  Using that formation to do essentially one thing all year and then throwing it in for something completely different could work great.  I'm sure OSU spends plenty of time on formation recognition and play recognition; as much as they might back that up with "but don't attack that too hard", until they see a pass out of that personnel group, they will be incompletely equipped to handle whatever pass play eventually comes out.

On the other hand, if we get the chance to run 3 or 4 other looks/plays from that package, that could open the original play up a bit more.  That's part of the fun - everybody knows most of what a team might do.  Knowing it's coming and stopping it are two different things.

10/28/2016 - 10:17am 56-3

Suruluna Dog Rescue

10/10/2016 - 8:06am I think the

move of Jane to MTV and Nanni's recent jump into fatherhood are among the factors contributing to lessened #tronctent.  Additionally, their willingness to abandon popular pieces before they grow stale (HAS, for example) has caused some gaps in regularly scheduled programming.

08/31/2016 - 7:45am My go-to example

Is Mariano Rivera tearing his ACL while shagging flies before a game. Sometimes shit just happens. It's more amazing what the body can withstand - how can people play an entire season without suffering a severe injury?

06/02/2016 - 9:14am Hey, double post!

Over/under on the number of grad transfers from Baylor?

I'm thinking 4.5.  Who wants over?

06/02/2016 - 9:13am I wonder where those leaving Baylor could land.

Provided they are released from their LOI, the teams on which they might fit best are likely full at the moment.  Is there such a thing as grey-shirting the year that they have to sit anyway?  Even if the NCAA does something drastic like allowing immediate eligibility, I would guess that most top teams are 85 already, or working their way down to 85.  

There may well be a rash of insurmountable chronic medical issues that strikes the campuses of schools interested in signing those fleeing Baylor.

05/15/2016 - 7:47pm Cool.

Cring was the principal I worked under.  I couldn't remember there being any Michigan fans in the student body, but hoped that maybe I'd had a positive impact on someone that I didn't realize.


05/15/2016 - 6:56am Two cents

I'm in the area, so I can contribute a little insight and echo the sentiments of some others.  If you're just looking for a place to park your truck and sleep, jump off of 88 one exit early  (Exit 16) and head to the north side of the highway - there's a 24 hr. Price Chopper (grocery) where you can probably rest undisturbed for a few hours, and then grab a cup of hot coffee and a fresh-ish bagel in the morning.  

I'd suggest an alternate route into town than the maps will tell you.  Hang a right at the light in Milford, and then a left on Co. Rd 33 just outside of town.  This will get you away from the bulk of the traffic, and it'll take you right past Ommegang.  If your schedule allows for a tasting and a meal there, I'd recommend taking advantage.  33 runs parallel to SR 28 and will bring you into Cooperstown right next to the Clark Sports Center without taking you through town, where I imagine traffic will be a nightmare.

Have a great time!

05/15/2016 - 6:43am You didn't

happen to attend CCS, did you?  I taught there from '09-'12, and coached rasslin'.

05/11/2016 - 9:02am Baby and bathwater

If butterfly pullups aren't your thing, don't incorporate them into your routine.  Sub in kipping pullups, strict pullups, or L pullups, if those pass muster.  All are a part of the CrossFit programming.

03/04/2016 - 9:21am Happy Friday!

Here's to Flubaroo, which will make my Friday even happier!

02/26/2016 - 7:24pm 81-73 Michigan

Book it.

01/26/2016 - 2:27pm Addition to new normal

Things tweeted out will soon be forgotten.  Not that they'll be erased, but that the urgency of the next thing will take center stage, and the diversions we needed in the dull period between bowls and signings will lose their luster.

01/26/2016 - 7:54am Without re-watching, so I might be wrong,

but my recollection from the Minnesota game was that Robinson went ice cold after taking a hard fall.  I believe he landed on his right side, with the brunt of the force absorbed by his hip.  Having fallen on a hip from a moderate height before, I can see how that would throw off the rhythm enough to cause some near misses.


01/13/2016 - 5:37pm 1994

When music was great!  

/is old

01/13/2016 - 2:30pm Allusion is my faves

Took me a minute, but I got it.

"I Bombed Korea"

11/06/2015 - 10:39am 37-13 Michigan

37-13 Michigan. Go Blue!

01/17/2015 - 7:27am I'm not usually one to brag

But I make excellent coffee.

01/17/2015 - 6:29am Yeah!

Doubly amplified!

01/17/2015 - 6:27am Amplify the vigorousnessity

Coffee, firewood, and Linda.

01/17/2015 - 6:27am Amplify the vigorousnessity

Coffee, firewood, and Linda.

11/07/2014 - 10:45am I could be mistaken

but I believe Mr. Beaver's first name was Shavodrick. I'm not going to find out for sure, the googles are very far away from me right now.

/could have googled it in the time it took to write the comment.

10/31/2014 - 9:32am Hey, let's consider the possibility of

enjoyable moments tomorrow.  

It could happen!  It could totally happen!

/adjusts expectation level to minimal

Now it's almost likely to happen!


05/23/2014 - 4:54pm A couple minutes to kill, why not have some fun?

1. I would eviscerate a cheetah, but sadly it would outrun me.

2. The demographic that hurts Michigan's reptutation the most is (sadly) the football players from our biggest rivals.

3. Would you like to buy some Shinola? If you and nine friends all buy some, we can provide bonus experiencing possibilities!

4. I've heard that the farts smell like pizza, so I imagine the lingering scent in my bathroom is much the same.

5. I do not believe that other sports would go away.  I played intramural everything when I was in college.  Kids who want to play sports will have opportunities to play sports.  But in answer to your question, sure, I'd make it more fair for the revenue guys at the expense of the others.

6. It's kitty corner. 

05/18/2014 - 10:49pm Go Blue!

Congrats, ladies, on two fantastic wins.

And thanks, posters, for keeping those of us who had work to do updated on the proceedings!

04/13/2014 - 7:11pm Maybe

Oregon's O as well.

03/15/2014 - 8:03pm Hey Norm!!!

Have you gained weight?!

02/23/2014 - 2:40pm Busy writing papers,

but not too busy to watch the game and check in on the pos-bang.  Migt make a few typos in teh papers, if you know what I mean!

02/23/2014 - 11:18am Avant

might be a better comparison.  Possession/red zone guy in college whose hands, consistency, and lack of prima donna attitude in the pros keep him around much longer than one might have surmised by lack of draft buzz.

02/20/2014 - 11:25am I think it may be within the bounds of legal

to have other coaches remind him of what an amazing guy I am, and how much of that amazingness I owe to being a Michigan fan.  The obvious implication being, of course, that his own amazingness would surpass mine exponentially were he to play for Michigan.

It's been a few years since I taught and coached at St. Chris, but I still have some connections.  I'm sure the NCAA won't mind if I send his dad a bunch of money as seed money to start a church, contingent on his signing with Michigan, provided I send the money to my friends at the school so that they (non Michigan fans) take care of the handoff, the winking, etc.  And it wouldn't be creepy, either.

02/20/2014 - 9:44am Another "now I'm old" moment.

I coached Taylor when he was in sixth grade.  It's pretty cool that he's been able to work hard and earn the attention of great programs.  

02/01/2014 - 3:19pm University of Richmond


I overlapped with Beilein there; it was a bummer when he left for WVU, but I feel pretty good about the whole situation now.

02/01/2014 - 3:13pm Rochester Poly,


02/01/2014 - 9:52am Ironic

to hate one's ownly colors.

01/19/2014 - 7:18am I prefer him to many others.

While he may overuse the superlatives, at least he's on the side of the athletes for the most part.  He is frequently appreciative of the good things the teams and players do.  Of course he points out the negatives (not swinging the ball), but he's a far cry from Knight, in whose eyes no player has ever done anything as well as he should.  Ever.

01/18/2014 - 9:12pm I have children.

And a DVR. And a wife that works.  Dinner, bath, etc.  The game is over for me now, and I'm ready to be posbanged.

12/13/2013 - 10:05am I feel better about

using my time to scour the board today, rewarding and discouraging as I see fit, with the knowledge that theortically I could be more productive tomorrow, what with the lack of football.

12/13/2013 - 9:57am Facts and perspective

are so annoying when I'm trying to get really sucked into the narrative.  Never mind that this narrative could completely shift at any given moment, because one of the necessities of 24 hour everything is the insatiable need for something fresh and new - right now I REALLY want to think about the Muschamp is terrible narrative because everything is and always has been completely reducible to something as basic as one person's inherent goodness or badness at a simple thing like "coaching" that is in no way complicated or multifaceted and context is for the weak.

11/22/2013 - 1:45pm Streets running free

after Springs was undone by his home-field turf was a beautiful thing to behold.

Also, it should  be an counter to our occasional distate for a bend-but-don't-break style.  Putting a superstar on an island works out very well most of the time. . . but slips happen.

11/21/2013 - 11:48am This might be an unfair interpretation

But I'll go with the play v. Nebraska last year that put Denard out.  The ripple effect of a play resulting in injury is obviously much greater than any individual play standing on its own.  

I'll take 2007 Henne shoulder injury for a close second.

11/11/2013 - 8:41pm I feel awkward saying this

since my only true season as an OC was at the 7th grade level, and while we did well I think it had as much to do with the talent on hand as my brilliant playcalling, but fine, if offered the job I'll take it.

It may interest you to know that we threw some bubble screen type substances, and plays came in sets with constraints that looked just like them pre-snap (and some even post-snap).

So, yeah, I'll do it.