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12/05/2018 - 10:37am I was stuck at 498 for…

I was stuck at 498 for months & couldn’t vote. Then all of a sudden I started getting points again, climbed over 500 & was able to vote. 

That was a few weeks ago. Now I am a full-fledged voter & I look at you non-voters with disdain. I have no time for the petty problems of you small people. 

11/26/2018 - 11:55am It ends up Michigan is the…

It ends up Michigan is the team many of us thought they were at the beginning of the season. The reason Michigan is 10-2 is because our opponents are worse than we thought. WI & MSU are 7-5 teams. Our best wins are Penn State & NW; good teams but far from being juggernauts. 

11/14/2018 - 2:41pm Quality post; thank you.

 

Quality post; thank you.

 

 

11/13/2018 - 11:31am If you sit close enough to…

If you sit close enough to Skeeter, his personal odor might just overwhelm & block the bathroom smell. Of course this all assumes you're conscious...

11/12/2018 - 9:26pm Since the new site launched,…

It looks it might be working....

11/10/2018 - 8:14pm They say chickens are a…

They say chickens are nervous animals & that can lead to erratic performances...

11/08/2018 - 5:28pm I just looked it up and that…

I just looked it up and that was a small class. 16 total enrolled. The only other defensive contributors of any significance were Ryan Mundy and Brandent Englemon. 

11/06/2018 - 7:08pm I guess I have an issue with…

I guess I have an issue with seeing it as "cheating". There is no indication that the money factored in Webber's decision to go to Michigan. As noted, Martin's only criteria seemed to be your prospects of being able to pay him back. He was laundering money.

That is certainly a crime and certainly worthy of criticism, but it's not "cheating" by Michigan to gain an advantage in basketball. Webber was a #1 pick waiting to happen from the time he was 14, if not earlier. The deal made sense for Martin no matter where Webber went to school. 

 

11/04/2018 - 10:57am I think Clemson is just…

I think Clemson is just hitting their stride. I don’t see them losing to an inferior team  and all of their remaining opponents are inferior. Clemson will be no lower than a 2 seed in the playoff. 

11/02/2018 - 5:43pm Thank you for including a…

Thank you for including a citation. While my claim was clearly incorrect as stated, there is a clear distinction between taking pocket change from a neighborhood guy for years and laundering tens of thousands of dollars for a criminal organization. The subject of the investigation was the loaning and laundering of large sums of money associated with an illicit gambling operation. My point (and you may well agree) is that there is a very clear line between Webber's involvement and Jalen's (almost non-) involvement. I am a fan of both, but believe the distinction is real and worth noting.

11/02/2018 - 5:32pm The self righteous Webber…

The self righteous Webber haters haven't kept their mouths shut for over 25 years, regardless of the facts. Why would they start now?

11/02/2018 - 5:29pm One more time:

Watch it on…

One more time:

Watch it on your phone while at the game

Record the game. It's 2018 and you have a whole night to figure it out.

11/01/2018 - 9:23pm You can use 90/10 as long as…

You can use 90/10 as long as you lay a slice of bacon across the burger pre flip. The bacon fat will replace the beef fat. 😉

10/30/2018 - 9:27pm I thank you for my reward.

I thank you for my reward.

10/29/2018 - 9:17pm Don’t drag Jalen into this…

Don’t drag Jalen into this. As far as I recall he never received loans from/laundered money from Ed Martin. 

In those days I was a bigger fan of Webber fan than Jalen. These days it is reversed. 

10/29/2018 - 9:03pm Yeah.....I’d rather have the…

Yeah.....I’d rather have the temporary NC banner over the runner up banner. The Fab Five played during my junior & senior years. They can take down a banner, but they can’t take my memories. Those memories would have been a little sweeter with a NC. 

10/29/2018 - 8:59pm If only we had a point…

If only we had a point system, I would upvote you!

10/26/2018 - 6:45pm I thought the threshold was…

I thought the threshold was 100 points? My points have been stuck on 498 ever since the new board came to life. I can't vote, I don't get points. 

10/23/2018 - 10:32am Everyone assumes Hudson left…

Everyone assumes Hudson left because Stueber went in for JBB. Maybe the opposite is true. Maybe coaches knew he was leaving & put Stueber in accordingly. Only Michigan men representing Michigan; Frieder redux without the public statements. 

10/16/2018 - 8:46pm I suppose it’s possible he…

I suppose it’s possible he has an assistant who runs his Twitter account & is a Michigan alum. 

10/05/2018 - 1:30pm You are correct that race is…

You are correct that race is a bullshit term. To complete your statement, race was a concept created for division and control of the masses and for the capture of resources. Despite this reality, many cling to the concept and insist on its enforcement in the name of "justice" and "equality". 

10/04/2018 - 1:51pm You need to update your TV…

You need to update your TV watching. Organized crime is run by the Russians and Central Americans. I learned that on Law & Order so it must be true.  Besides, there is no such thing as the mafia or Cosa Nostra or whatever name you wich to give.....

09/24/2018 - 8:28pm I can’t vote on 3.0. Many…

I can’t vote on 3.0. Many others can’t either. My points are frozen. 

09/17/2018 - 10:47pm Nationals Park is the same…

Nationals Park is the same way. Camden Yards as well. 

09/14/2018 - 3:22pm HUGE respect for his mention…

HUGE respect for his mention of Sanford & Son.Jim Rockford, Kwai Chang Caine and Fred Sanford were my three role models growing up. J.J. isn't on the same level, but I'll throw in a few bonus points for Good Times. 

09/12/2018 - 4:40pm Length and footwork/speed…

Length and footwork/speed speed seem to be more important at LT. These are to counter the speed rush moves that more commonly come from elite pass rushers on that side of the line. An LT needs to be able to move his feet quickly to set up and seal off the angle of an outside speed rush. He also  should have have long, strong arms so that even when he loses a bit of outside leverage he is still able to fight the pass rusher and impede his flow to the QB. Good feet and long arms also help counter a quick DE or OLB's spin move and other moves/transitions from an inside to outside pass rush. Put another way, your LT needs to be able to quickly move his feet and/or use his long strong arms to transition from an outside seal to inside if the DE makes an initial outside pass rush move and then dives inside. The fact that a right handed QB can see what that the DE on the RT side is doing as well as the fact that the DE/OLB on that side may be a notch down as far as talent/speed means an RT can give up a little bit on both areas that LTs are asked to excel. Traditionally RTs have also been asked to run block more, so they may be a bit more of a mauler, but I'm not sure that is as true as it was years ago.

 

09/10/2018 - 6:47pm Have you made donuts with it…

Have you made donuts with it? 

09/10/2018 - 6:44pm Who is #1 ?!?

Who is #1 ?!?

09/05/2018 - 11:30am Yes, it was.

Yes, it was.

09/02/2018 - 9:40am I guess we know why he was…

I guess we know why he was moved from

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08/27/2018 - 4:16pm My read:

Brian is about to…

My read:

Brian is about to turn 40, feels (professionally) unfulfilled and currently doesn't like his job as much as he used to. ;) Most of us go through this phase. It will pass if you let it.

 

I like Iowa fans as well. For a few years I went without cable/satellite and watched all of Michigan's games at a sports bar. It happened to be an official Iowa alumni watching bar. The Iowa fans were enthusiastic, polite and informed. They were some of the most sober fans I have ever met. By that I don't mean they didn't drink but rather their assessment of their own team was remarkably reasoned and well measured. There was very little homerism or fatalism. They would give you an honest and accurate appraisal of their team.

08/23/2018 - 4:24pm I like this thought exercise…

I like this thought exercise.

Who says a conference has to neatly divide in two? How about a conference with three divisions of 5 teams each?

East: Duke, Vandy, GA Tech, UVA, Wake

Central: MI, WI, NW, Notre Dame, IA

West: USC, UCLA, Stanford, Berkeley, Washington (?)

For football, each team would play 3 non-conference games + the 4 teams in their division + 2 from each other division. That's 11 games. You could get to 12 by adding another non-conference game, playing another non-division game or - because this is ostensibly about academics - just play 11 games like they did for decades. Keeping it to 4 non-division games with those split home-away would mean only one trip across the country or out west per team and one additional trip to another region.

The conference championship would be a 4 team play-off with three division winners and a wildcard. 

For basketball, home-away with each team would give you a 28 game schedule. A half dozen non-conference games/pre-season tourney games should be enough to get things going and keep it to a 34 game season. It would be a lot of travel for hoops.

For hockey, reconstitute the CCHA.

Non-revenue sports would take additional thought....which is likely beyond my interest level...

08/23/2018 - 11:45am I have 498 points (and have…

I have 498 points (and have had that many since the old site) and I can't vote either.  

08/15/2018 - 1:18pm I get my performance kicks…

I get my performance kicks on two wheels, so my "fun car" doesn't have to be fast. A good ol' American land yacht for relaxed cruising is what I am looking for. My long standing dream has been to own a car that was made in Lansing as close to the day I was born in Lansing as possible.

Something like this would fit the bill:

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1971/oldsmobile/88/100959362

A convertible would be nicer, but those are five figures and can go for over $20k.

Cutlass S and Supreme models were also made in Lansing that year. Those get thrown into the "muscle car" category so can be a bit pricier and I would just prefer an 88. A friend had a '72 back in the day.

I believe Toronados were also made in Lansing that year. I love the first gen ('66-67) Toros, but am less enamored with the early 70s version. I'd take one but prefer the 88. 

 

 

 

08/14/2018 - 12:44pm I agree that the Harbaugh…

I agree that the Harbaugh/Little Caesar's episode wasn't one of the better episodes. Right now the show is a bit uneven. It has some great moments, but also some that are just so-so. The question is whether they are about to hit their stride and be consistently funny or have they scattered all of their good jokes over the episodes to date and are about to run out of steam completely. 

08/14/2018 - 12:39pm Thank you. Can't up vote or…

Thank you. Can't up vote or I would have just done that.

07/25/2018 - 7:19pm I would love to upvote this…

I would love to upvote this....

07/25/2018 - 7:12pm Me neither...:(

Me neither...:(

07/17/2018 - 6:19pm I should also add that this…

I should also add that this thread is unlikely to get a response from those whose site visits have slowed to < 1x/week. This thread will be buried by the time they check back in.

07/17/2018 - 6:17pm Yes, I have been visiting…

Yes, I have been visiting less. A highly detailed and accurate analysis tells me that the decrease in my visits is 40% because of light/uninteresting content, 30% because I've got other things to do and 30% because of the post reboot wonkiness.

07/17/2018 - 6:11pm At least you can vote....

 …

At least you can vote....

 

 

07/16/2018 - 7:40pm I haven't been on the board…

I haven't been on the board much lately and haven't tracked many of the bug issues. I do know that I can't vote using either Google Chrome or on my iPhone (Safari). 

If there is any resolution to this issue that I have missed, I'd love to know what it is.

07/09/2018 - 4:50pm Their job is to make their…

Their job is to make their site profitable which means maximizing hits/readership while minimizing costs. As numerous others have pointed out, there doesn’t seem to be enough money out there to justify the approach of maximizing quality content. Therefore, the industry is now trying the combination gimmick/bullshit/economize strategy. 

 

07/02/2018 - 4:33pm Wow.

I grew up in Lansing…

Wow.

I grew up in Lansing and while it definitely has its warts, it sounds like there is a very, very, personal story behind this. 

Yikes.

06/30/2018 - 7:14pm Let’s not pile on the kid…

Let’s not pile on the kid. The drama & confusion might very well have been added by the parent telling the story to the OP. It’s the old “telephone game”. 

 

06/27/2018 - 10:35pm No kidding. It’s at least…

No kidding. It’s at least 100%; maybe 110%. 

06/27/2018 - 11:38am Riding a motorcycle quickly…

Riding a motorcycle quickly on a twisty road is a great mental health aid. As speed increases so does the required level of concentration. As the level of focus increases, it crowds other things out of your mind. You are quickly processing a lot of visual and tactile inputs, but on a visceral level the world slows down and melts away. The occasional shot of adrenaline keeps your mind locked. At the end of the day you have a few beers with friends and talk about the ride. I take weekend day rides into the hills of WV with a few good friends and I feel amazing after those weekends. Thinking about and planning those rides is also a decent stress reliever.

Besides motorcycling, I have a cat. Studies have shown that petting a cat or dog can decrease blood pressure. Besides helping me relax, the cat also has a similar effect on my wife. Having my wife be more relaxed also has a seriously positive impact on me. ;)

06/26/2018 - 5:19pm I was born in Lansing in…

I was born in Lansing in 1971 & have always had a dream of buying a car that rolled off a line in Lansing the same day I was born. That might be difficult, so maybe same month is more realistic. The three cars made in Lansing were Cutlass, Toronado & Eighty-Eight. Going for a Cutlass 442 W-30 would be the obvious choice, but I like to do things differently. A Delta Eighty-Eight Royale Coupe would be fabulous. I used to not like the 2nd gen Toros, but in the theme of this article, over the top, they are growing on me. They are big coupes (& I love giant doors) & fairly pimptastic, so what’s not to love?

06/21/2018 - 6:36pm I too am soooo over the era…

I too am soooo over the era of ALL IPA ALL THE TIME.

 

06/13/2018 - 3:05pm Thank you. 

I remember when…

Thank you. 

I remember when “Standard English” was a real thing & I could speak it as well as write it. 

Now I speak & write a muddled mess like everyone else.