|05/06/2018 - 4:48pm||Anything by George Will||
Is worth reading. I also loved “If I never get back” when I was a kid - a quick fictional read that gives some interesting historical perspective.
|04/19/2018 - 11:50am||PHH||
Is old and not all that nice (similar to the Drake), although PHH has a good magic show. The brand equity is the only thing keeping it going.
I've stayed at a lot of the hotels in Chicago - a very pleasant surprise was the Loews. The best bang for the buck IMHO.
|02/08/2018 - 5:21pm||One can hope for reruns of...||
Touchdown Billy Taylor!
|01/11/2018 - 11:47am||Couldn't agree more on Blue||
Couldn't agree more on Blue Tractor. What a disappointment. I did like their beer, though.
|08/31/2017 - 11:19pm||Exactly||
And us old folk are odd. But a good place where you can see the game no matter where you are.
|08/31/2017 - 10:56pm||Matilda's||
Good for us old folk. On Sheffield and Barry.
|08/21/2017 - 3:02pm||Its very telling...||
Still one of my favorite threads, these many years later.
|05/19/2017 - 4:38pm||Goosefoot is just ok||
I had a decent experience there, but it seemed a bit overhyped. A similarly themed but better experience was Elizabeth - I've been 3 times and it has always been great.
As for small footprint, northside restaurants, I had dinner at mfk for the first time in a while this week and it was great.
|09/07/2016 - 4:10pm||Thanks||
|09/07/2016 - 3:49pm||What time do they normally||
What time do they normally leave for a noon game? I'm taking my kids to their first game this year and I'm sure they would love that...
|08/28/2016 - 11:31pm||Biakabutuka instead of Rose,||
Biakabutuka instead of Rose, probably
|08/14/2016 - 7:21pm||We can't stop with the||
We can't stop with the sarcastic until we beat our rivals shit until we beat MSU and OSU.
|05/01/2016 - 10:17pm||There are several reputable marketplaces.||
Including vivid seats. These are spec tickets. Basically, someone who knows they have rights to a specific ticket (a season ticket holder) can list them before actually receiving the tickets.
|03/10/2016 - 10:58pm||Here||
Amazing. They keep rocking.
|08/05/2015 - 2:05pm||Seemingly Sincere Offers||
Don't know about the others, but he was definitely a take at Alabama. They wanted him and were disappointed when they didn't get him.
|07/30/2015 - 8:01pm||Gus's||
Gus's fried chicken. If I'm having a last meal, that is it.
Au cheval burger is fantastic. Simple and perfect.
My own reverse seared prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. Still remember the first year I got it right.
|01/19/2015 - 1:07am||What do I win?||
Michigan, USNA, Miami (ntm) and Stanford.
|01/17/2015 - 7:00pm||Begyle Neighborhood Stout||
With a strip steak and beet salad.
|01/07/2015 - 10:32pm||Let's turn this into something useful||
Trey Burke just thoroughly outplayed Derrick Rose. Though I have no live for the Jazz, it was great to watch.
|01/02/2015 - 11:17pm||Egd||
In my head, bro. Scary and impressive.
|01/02/2015 - 10:57pm||I know you're a troll||
But I have this great image of you in your basement, in a stained sweatshirt and Zubazz pants, drinking some 5 o'clock gin and chasing it with some strohs.
|01/01/2015 - 10:06pm||Bama special teams||
My buddy is on the st coaching staff down there. I'm sending him this comment.
|12/31/2014 - 10:07pm||Ntfj||
Not that Fred Jackson.
|12/27/2014 - 9:42pm||Off color brewing||
Scurry. Great stuff.
|10/31/2014 - 2:32pm||Guarantee||
I guarantee that he negotiated severance as part of his agreement to resign this year. I suspect he received almost the same exact deal that he would have received had he been canned.
|10/31/2014 - 12:01pm||Here's to the land, you tore apart of||
Dave Brandon, go find yourself another team to be a part of
|10/16/2014 - 11:35pm||Illusions of Grandeur||
Tim Brando, calling the Oregon State/Utah game, just said that someone had "illusions of grandeur". Seems like a perfect heading for ITBS going forward.
|10/10/2014 - 2:19pm||Awesome||
I had completely forgotten about the "telling" posts from a few years ago. That just brightened my day.
|10/02/2014 - 6:50pm||I didn't.||
I didn't absolve them of blame. I have no idea whether they are to blame or not, depending on the circumstances. DB is definitely to blame, at least in part, because he is the leader of the athletic department and (1) has mishandled this since Saturday and (2) is ultimately responsible for things that go wrong.
All I did was point out that buzzwords like "accountability" can take on orwellian meanings depending on how they are applied.
I don't know if you have ever been in a meaningfully large organization, but there are all sorts of reasons why certain participants, notwithstanding their "one specific job" are hindered from performing if that "one specific job" isn't consistent with the goal of the organization. I have no idea if that happened here.
|10/02/2014 - 5:46pm||Accountability||
Accountability, when applied consistently and objectively through an organization, can do wonders for effectiveness and morale.
Too often, accountability from a megalomaniacal CEO means "I'm going to find someone else to blame anytime something goes wrong." This attitude is then adopted by others in the organizatin and it crushes effectiveness and morale.
First DB throws Hoke under the bus. Now the medical staff. The only person DB won't blame is himself. Compare this to Schlissel's statement. The sooner DB is gone, the better.
|10/01/2014 - 4:44pm||One bourbon, one scotch, one beer||
|10/01/2014 - 11:12am||The only problem with this is||
The only problem with this is the part about catching up during the bye week. Spare yourself, spare us.
|09/30/2014 - 12:42pm||Exactly. Imagine if they had||
Exactly. Imagine if they had come out on Saturday night and said "Look guys, in the heat of the moment, we made a mistake. It was inexcusable and we're reviewing our protocol to make sure it doesn't happen again. It will be fixed before we take the field again."
They didn't have to divulge anything about Shane or point fingers, and we'd all be talking about how inept the performance of the team was instead of whether or not the program has been infiltrated by people who secretly love MSU and OSU.
|09/30/2014 - 12:08pm||Precedent||
This is incredible, in a good way. Is there any precedent for a fanbase advocating the ouster of the AD? I don't recall ever hearing about it from other schools... that in itself should tell the Regents what they need to know.
|09/25/2014 - 11:06pm||But||
Wasn't RDT right about Ty Isaac eventually?
|05/13/2014 - 9:38pm||Me Too||
Lets see how many MGoBloggers we can get registered.
2 and counting
|05/08/2014 - 10:51am||As a mcquaid and a michigan||
As a mcquaid and a michigan grad, this makes me very happy
|06/05/2012 - 5:36pm||Denard's First Play||
The Denard Dropdown
|05/24/2012 - 9:47am||Nice. Another westsider. My||
Nice. Another westsider. My grandmother lives on the lake in Hamlin, so I've driven past those farms a bunch.
|05/23/2012 - 9:31pm||I grew up in Chili but went||
I grew up in Chili but went to MCQ - what about you? Always good to see some fellow WNYers.
|05/23/2012 - 8:24pm||I grew up outside of||
I grew up outside of Rochester as well. When I was looking at colleges, I was told that RIT had too many bricks and not enough chicks.
|06/01/2011 - 11:58am||The 100 Yard Lie||
Whitlock's arguments aren't original and they aren't even recent. Rick Telander wrote a book in the late eighties called the 100 Yard Lie. I remember reading it in middle school; I never looked at amateur sports the same. Of course, Telander didn't call it "shamateur" because he wanted to attract a slightly more, shall we say, sophisticated audience.
Unfortunately, just pointing out that the NCAA is a hypocritical sham doesn't mean much (and shouldn't be an excuse for anyone to break the rules that they have agreed to play by); people have been doing it for literally decades and there is no sign that it will change any time soon.
|05/27/2011 - 2:49pm||As Chris Rock (not our Chris||
As Chris Rock (not our Chris Rock) would say - Its the Media! Its the Media!
When the Freep first broke the news on our stretching violations, a good friend and OSU fan called me to say "Now you'll now what its like to have ESPN dragging you through the mud all the time!"
|05/19/2011 - 2:08pm||You can root for him while he||
You can root for him while he is in high school every time he isn't playing McQuaid. Frankly, I'd have more fun watching his highlight reel if he sat that game out.
|11/07/2010 - 12:40pm||A great reflection on RR||
When I pointed out that RR had held Denard out in these circumstances, in contrast to BK putting in his one-eyed woozy QB, my wife made the right point: "Good for RR, but it shouldn't be so unique that he comes in for praise for holding out a player". I think a lot of people forget that these are kids who will do anything for their coach, and their coach is an adult who needs to make the right decision for the health of his players. Unfortunately, this seems to happen too infrequently. Urban Meyer was potentially playing with Tebow's life last year when he sent him back in one week after a very serious concussion.
|10/27/2010 - 7:54pm||The real question is where is DameFan1||
Or whoever the guy is who made that video. I love that guy.
I appreciate having Irish around (as well as any other knowledgeable, non-trollish FOOTs (fans of other teams)).
|10/26/2010 - 10:50pm||The best thing about 2006||
Was what a surprise the entire season was... right up until the end. It was like Christmas every day after 2005. Although our nickel package was exposed against Ball State (as pointed out by others) and exploited by tOSU and USC, our defense was still a joy to watch.
|10/25/2010 - 11:57am||I like the way you think, but||
I like the way you think, but honestly I would take dominating from Denard and showing up with reasonably competent playing skills from Lyons.
|10/25/2010 - 11:30am||Hopefully||
The connection is that they'll both be playing for Michigan next year.
|10/18/2010 - 10:05pm||Blockers||
Bear in mind that one of the reasons a running quarterback is so effective is because he has an additional blocker when he keeps. Unless you want Denard to be that blocker, this isn't a great idea.
That being said, I'd bet we see this at some point this season as a trick play, maybe in the bowl game.