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11/09/2018 - 1:53pm Would you say that maybe,…

Would you say that maybe, Oakland is in play?

11/08/2018 - 12:31pm I will also be heading to AA…

I will also be heading to AA for the hoops game and am debating on whether I want to leave earlier in the day and find a place to watch the football game and eat before heading to Crisler, or just DVR'ing the Rutgermashing for a Sunday watch and listening to it on the radio during the drive.

The kicker is that I will have my 2 year old with me, and having her stay put in the car, at a restaurant for the football game, and at the basketball game is probably too much.  DVR is almost certainly in my future.

11/05/2018 - 3:53pm Thank you.  I sat here…

Thank you.  I sat here staring at my screen and racking my brain for way too long.

10/07/2018 - 4:45pm I have a developmentally…

I have a developmentally disabled daughter. Thankfully, that has not precluded me from seeing a joke without getting all mad. Steel in that spine, friend. 

09/24/2018 - 5:51am You see it as a great…

You see it as a great victory to celebrate. I see it as that little glimmer of hope that the Lions give you before crushing your soul by somehow failing in a new and insane way. 

Dont be fooled. It's a trap. 

09/23/2018 - 9:14pm Dude, just stop. It is soooo…

Dude, just stop. It is soooo incredibly liberating to fire the Detroit Lions, and be able to read the DetNews online on Monday's to see just how bad he Lions screwed the pooch the day before. That sad franchise has lost me and they won't make a dime off me until the day after they manage to win a playoff game  

Fire the Lions!  Don't condone and support their ineptitude any more. 

09/16/2018 - 9:08am Magnus is getting downvoted…

Magnus is getting downvoted but he is right. I think the rule sucks, but the refs called it as written. 

09/16/2018 - 9:07am I played linebacker in my…

I played linebacker in my day so maybe I'm biased here. However, I respect what you have to write Magnus, so I'll ask what you think about a particular play. 

Early in the game there was a late hit call on a kick return I think. The ball carrier from SMU hurdled a Michigan tackler, and as his foot landed out of bounds, another tackler hit him. Michigan took a late hit flag. This one drives me nuts. The runner is not down until he makes contact with the ground out of bounds, no?  I felt like that call was awful. Dude was in the air when the tackler began his act of tackling.

My bias as a former defensive player I think guides my feeling here, but a lot of late hits along the sideline piss me off. The defender should not be made to pull up until the ball carrier is actually out of bounds, when his body touches the ground OOB. And it will happen where the defender starts the hit before the ball carrier is OOB and completes is after. We have seen ball carriers fake a step out of bounds, causing the defender to pull up, only for the ball carrier to stay in bounds and pick up more yards. 

You said the only poor call was the kinnel DPI. I ask, do you actually think that this late hit was a good call?

09/13/2018 - 9:30am I am not an expert, but I…

I am not an expert, but I modded on a very basic message board 15+ years ago, and we could see folks IP and ban the entire IP if it was a problem.  This isn't an option for you guys?

 

If so, HUEL might not be well served by advertising themselves to the mgoblog audience.

08/31/2018 - 2:56pm Winovich, and both corners…

Winovich, and both corners deserve them also.  Maybe Khaleke too.

08/30/2018 - 1:43pm That's a face turn I think. …

That's a face turn I think.  Not a heel turn.

08/24/2018 - 7:04pm Thanks for finding that. I…

Thanks for finding that. I have emailed my thoughts. 

I hope that the University shows some integrity when it's perhaps not the easy thing. 

08/24/2018 - 3:36pm This is a disgrace.  I would…

This is a disgrace.  I would love to see Michigan leave the Big Ten at this point.  Sickening.

 

Brian's words on WTKA really speak to me.  I paraphrase:  "If you support Urban Meyer, you are a bad person."  And "God damn it" in utter disgust.  "This is exactly why women do not come forward".

 

The Big Ten backing Ohio State is the tipping point for me.  This is the spot where I have gone from excited about football, to disgusted with the slime.  If Michigan does not speak out otherwise, at this point they are complicit.  And that idea makes me sad.

 

God Damn It.

08/17/2018 - 12:38pm You are going to love UFR.

You are going to love UFR.

08/16/2018 - 1:15pm This is the first post that…

This is the first post that has made me feel like football season is getting really close!  

 

Metellus?

08/01/2018 - 2:30pm Believe it when i see it. …

Believe it when i see it.  Random source that isnt really a source....

07/20/2018 - 1:39pm This is pretty solid advice…

This is pretty solid advice.  Only hitch is getting an Uber to drive you back to your car in Granger at near midnight when the game is over, when there are thousands of other people looking to get an uber also.

07/20/2018 - 1:34pm A pedantic correction in…

A pedantic correction in case someone unfamiliar gets confused, Scotty's, Evil Czech, and Corndance are in Mishawaka, not Granger.

Parking-wise, you do not want to be in Granger.  My office is in Mishawaka, just nearer to ND than the closest point of Granger, and I am 4.4 miles from ND stadium.  Quite the walk from Granger to the game.

Try parking at one of the many businesses along South Bend Ave/State Rd 23 that offer gameday parking, or in the neighborhood bordered by Twychkenham, S.B. Ave, Ironwood, and Douglas.  Many homeowners offer lawn parking in that neighborhood, and you have Martins Supermarket, Belmont Beverage, and ND stadium all within a short walk.  Parking in these areas will mean that you have to wait in some traffic to get out of Dodge.  White Field north of campus is a public lot, but further from the stadium and less fun of a tailgate location if you ask me.  Parking at White does get you out of traffic easier normally.

Mulligans Bar and Grille is certainly not fancy, but a cleaner experience than the Linebacker, and is just a hundred yards or so down the street.  Plus, the owner is an awesome dude that will welcome an opposing fan nearly as warmly as a Domer.

 

More than willing to answer any questions, OP.  Hope you have a great time and that the good guys manage a win!

05/10/2018 - 2:00pm Asinine

"It's relevant what the Duke players do because their lives weren't ruined by being falsely accused-- that in spite of the media rushing to judgement, their lives have turned out more than fine. They have jobs that are highly sought after and also received millions of dollars each in settlements."

 

So, because it appears that someone that was mistreated apparently turned out fine, you feel that bad things that happened to them are just A-OK and not a giant, giant fucking problem?

 

Thats about as asinine as it would be to say "Rachel Denhollander became a lawyer, so what Nassar did to her was no big deal".  

 

Perhaps it is not a huge percentage of cases, but men are wrongly accused, and it does have a negative impact on their lives.  To pretend otherwise is obtuse.

 

EDIT:  This is in response to Space Bat above.  I must have replied to the wrong post.

04/17/2018 - 3:24pm Agreed

You are right.  The defensive team could try something.  I dont have a huge issue with benches clearing.  I worked for years as a scoreboard operator for a minor league club and I have seen some really good ones.

The way it works now is ok I suppose.  I dont think its a huge issue to be fixed. 

04/17/2018 - 3:20pm Yeah

I will admit that I am not a soccer guy.  I will freely admit that I am not the best person to make it better.  But for some reason, that offsides thing has always rubbed me wrong.  Its like if in football a reciever couldnt pass the safety before the ball is thrown.

04/17/2018 - 11:54am Changes

Baseball-

Relief pitchers that come in mid-inning get 30 seconds from the time they step on the mound to throw two warmup pitches.  There is a bullpen to get ready in.  

To keep brawls from happening, suspend anyone that comes off the bench during an altercation.  If the batter wants to charge, he is going to be outnumbered.  Will stop a lot of the nonsense.

Both leagues get a DH, but once your pitcher hits a batter, you lose your DH and the pitcher must hit.

Increase roster size to 27, but each team must designate 5 pitchers prior to the game, and no other player may pitch.  If the game goes extra innings, teams will add another pitcher to that list after the 9th, 11th, 13th, 15th, etc.

 

College Football-

Officials are graded by their Conference and those grades are released to the public.

16 Team playoff to match the lower divisions.

TV timeouts like college hoops, at certain time marks in the game.  First whistle after every 5 mins per quarter?

 

College Hoops-

Officials graded by their Conference and those grades are released to the public.

Any team foul committed behind the halfcourt line is 2 FTs by any offensive player, and the ball.  Same goes for any non-shooting team foul in the last 2 mins of regulation or OT.

If a coach wanders onto the court, even by an inch, its a Technical.  Tired of seeing coaches in the player's space.

Block/charge needs to be fixed.  It should be 50/50, whoever gets to a spot first owns the spot.  Defender does not need to be statue set, he just needs to have his body in the spot before the offensive player does.

 

Soccer-

Get rid of offsides.  Its bogus that a legit defensive strategy could be to move away from the goal you are defending.

If you play is stopped for more than 30 seconds due to injury, you must be really hurt, and you are now done for the rest of the game.

Leagues review potential flops postgame.  If the league deems that you undeniably flopped, your team loses one goal from the final score.  Game results can be overturned accordingly.

03/29/2018 - 3:24pm Ace and Brian

Use Ace and Brian as PBP and Color.  Done.

03/16/2018 - 8:38am While

While it was a poor comment, it is not political in the slightest. So congrats to you for bringing the politics into the thread.

03/07/2018 - 3:17pm Misconception

They can set these odds because Vegas is not trying to predict a winner, they are trying to make money.  They dont need the brackets, all they need is a good idea for how the public is going to bet the lines that they post.

03/02/2018 - 2:00pm Yeah

I dont disagree with any of your other points.  They are all valid to varying degrees, and this is not the forum to discuss their merits or lack thereof.  Just meant to point out the absurdity of the idea that a kid could have a bad day, and decide to just walk into class and grab teacher's gun.

03/02/2018 - 12:47pm Nope

You misunderstand what I am trying to say, but that is my fault, I should not have been so vague.  My post has nothing to do with Hitler.  At all.

 

It has to do with the "any gun i want" verbiage used in the post I was responding to.  The first US gun restriction law that I am aware of was enacted in 1934.  So while people may want further gun control (not saying im for or against, my opinion is fluid), in fact one could not use "any gun I want" beginning in 1934.  The post I am quoting was at least being hyperbolic, which does not further any discussion on the topic.

03/02/2018 - 12:10pm Hmmm

I think that will happen in 1934.

03/02/2018 - 11:59am no

I mean, I hope this post is not considered political, but I would have to assume that in any case of teachers being armed in the classroom, the gun would be locked and secured, not just hidden away for some kid to find.  Pretending that it would not be secured is plainly and clearly silly.

03/02/2018 - 10:56am Inaccurate

Turns out that the suspect is still at large.  My family member was incorrectly informed.

03/02/2018 - 10:42am Suspect

CNN reporting suspect still at large.  However, i have family associated with local law enforcement that tells me the suspect fled on foot, but was apprehended in a city park about 30 mins ago.

01/26/2018 - 3:41pm MSU

Know what was waaaaay the fuck more disrespectful to the women who were abused?

 

Michigan State University.  Thats what.  MSU deserves all it gets and way, way more.  They deserve to be a laughingstock of the highest order.

12/08/2017 - 1:39pm Not so fast

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nickle

 

Look at the acceptable variants.  "Nickle" is uncommon, but is also still correct.

12/08/2017 - 1:25pm Not so fast

Miriam Webster actually allows that spelling.  It is uncommon, but not incorrect.

12/04/2017 - 3:34pm yup

I dont know if I ever commented on Haloscan, but i was certainly reading at that point.

11/23/2017 - 7:23pm Baugo Creek

This is funny. The Baugo Creek that Adam Driver is referring to here runs a few hundred yards to the east of where I live. Messed up that a kid from Mishawaka Indiana that used to hang out at my next door neighbor's house is the new Darth Vader.

11/03/2017 - 4:11pm DeBord

This reminds me of DeBord era Michigan.  You could read run/pass presnap about 95% of the time by looking at the depth of the tailback.  5 yards off the ball was a pass, 7 yards was a run.  And if the fullback went in motion, as Millen would say, you could always "follow the fullback" because the run was going that way.

10/18/2017 - 3:03pm I think

I feel like if there is a hold that keeps a QB upright on a 7 step drop, then 10 yards and replay the down is not enough.  The sack would be nearly a 10 yard loss and a loss of down as well.  

 

Maybe 5 yards from the spot of the foul and a loss of down?

08/31/2017 - 4:27pm Pedantic

If we are in the correcting mood today, it is "alluded" that you are looking for.

08/29/2017 - 4:10pm Gotta figure

Have to figure that with this, since the pizza places wont be able to rely on their employees to foot the bill for gas and car maintenance, that the customer will now be paying a larger delivery fee.  Surely Domino's wont be eating that cost.

 

I would bet that the price of pizza delivery increases some.

08/25/2017 - 10:44am Man, I LOVE these people.  It

Man, I LOVE these people.  It is my excuse to be a jerk to someone.  They like to lead off with "can I ask you a question?".  "You just did" is a great way to shut them down.  

 

Another opener that these guys are coached to use is "who do you have for your TV service?".  I find "not you!" is a great shutdown there.

 

I turn interactions with these guys into a game, see if i can get a laugh from whoever I am with, and see if I can shut them down before they can get a second word in.

08/21/2017 - 4:59pm Big Billy

Its an older one, but the one that came to mind that I didnt see already posted is....

 

BIG BILLY DOLLAS!!!

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=r…

04/07/2017 - 12:53pm RIght

I do not disagree here.  Especially with the PI in football, but I do not have a solution to the situation where a DB is clearly about to get beat and he drags a receiver down.

Regarding the intentional walk, this one is more difficult to me.  I am a baseball guy first and foremost, but I would not be opposed to having an experiment where once a batter sees ball four, the batter is allowed to say "no thanks" and continue his at-bat.  In order to keep the time of an at-bat under control, maybe at ball six, the batter gets a 2-base walk?

Not saying that I necessarily want this change, or any of the changes in my first post.  But on the basketball end, it REALLY annoys me when teams foul on purpose to catch up.  It makes absolutely zero sense to me that this is a very viable strategy.

04/06/2017 - 2:34pm Yes

This is what I agree with.  A team should not gain an advantage from breaking the rules of the game.  Regardless of time taken and flow, this is what irritates me.  So, what is the solution?

Always give the fouled team's coach the option to have the ball out of bounds rather than shoot free throws on non-shooting fouls?  On top of that, disallow the defensive team to be in the backcourt until the inbounds pass is touched?

Change the bonus and double bonus.  After 7 team fouls, you shoot two.  After 10, you shoot three?

Allow the fouled team's coach the option of a 10-15 second (or remainder of shot clock) runoff inside the last 2 mins if he wishes?

Change how officials call "intentional" fouls.  If the intent is obviously to foul, call it as such, even if the defender is giving a token effort to go at the ball.

03/16/2017 - 8:54am Comcast.

You should be able to go to tv.xfinity.com and login.  From there you can watch any TV channel that you are subscribed to, shows from your DVR, or on demand.

 

Personally, my workplace blocks access to xfinity.com so I will be streaming games on my phone today.

03/13/2017 - 2:54pm My typical scale

My typical scale is as follows:

 

Make the NCAA Tournament: Should be the baseline.  If this is not achieved then we have had a D+ or worse season.  This should not often happen.

 

Round of 64 loss: This is the C-minus grade.  I feel like we should more often than not win a game in the NCAA tournament, but losing in the first round to a decent opponent in a slightly down year will happen.

 

Round of 32 loss: B-minus.  I take this as a decent season.  I am not disappointed.

 

Sweet Sixteen: B-plus.  I feel like this is a team that has accomplished something, and is one to be looked back on fondly.

 

Elite 8 A-minus.  One of the very best teams in program history.

 

Final 4 A.  Truly a special and elite season for UM.  

 

National title: A-Plus.  Only one team gets an A-plus each year, and in 1989, Michigan did.

 

As far as conference titles go, these can get us to a grade level aside from the NCAA tourney.  Either a regular season title or B1G tourney title would get us to the B-plus level.  Both would perhaps boost to an A-minus, but with a team good enough to win both B1G titles in the same season, i would have expectations for the NCAA tourney of at least elite 8 most likely, so the NCAA result would  hedge it between a B-plus with a sweet sixteen exit or higher if they go beyond that.

 

Obviously this is all hypothetical and subject to other factors, but I think this is how my baseline looks.  Calling this team a B-plus result at this point with potential to go further is fair to how I feel about this season.

02/20/2017 - 11:07am Feelings

So you don't like feelings posts with non content? You mean, like the one that I am replying to, in which you explained how you feel about something, and did not provide any content?

Makes sense.

02/11/2017 - 6:06pm Both

Of course both. What is this, amateur hour?

02/11/2017 - 3:45pm Speaking of Bolivia.....

This seems like a rather personal attack, no?

02/11/2017 - 3:43pm Maybe....

of course I would not actually do that. The point remains, however. If that is worthy of a trip to Bolivia, where exactly is the line?

I personally dislike seeing things like this. If some fundraiser requests are allowed, which ones are and which are not? Can this dude ask for donations for a relatives medical bills? Can a dude ask for vet bill money? Can I ask you guys to buy Girl Scout cookies for my kid? Can I ask for you guys to buy me lunch? Obviously some causes are more deserving than others for charity. But is this the place for any of them? And if it is, how and where is a clear and exact line drawn?