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10/24/2018 - 4:17pm Need a "wife week door"…

Need a "wife week door" between MSU and Penn State

07/28/2017 - 3:12pm riding on same ride in San Diego on Wednesday

Its a real tragedy what happened in Ohio.  My kids and I were riding on the same ride from the same manufacturer called "Beach Blaster" at San Diego's Belmont Park on Wednesday when the accident happened.  When I checked my news feed later it was a hug your kids and count your blessings kind of moment.

11/23/2016 - 5:12pm time to break out the shirtless pic with the babies

Might be time to break out the shirtless pic drinking beer with the babies sleeping while suffering through the RichRod era.  I wonder if DB has it framed on his wall.

09/18/2014 - 10:08am excellent free water park

Kids love this park which just opened few months ago. Plus it's free so good for your short window without breaking the bank.

10/11/2012 - 2:04am tm or attribution

Either give the word tremendlus a TM or a footnote to Hokes intro presser.

08/20/2012 - 9:54pm I don't know about pro's

but I have partied up and down the east coast, midwest, and west coast.  There is nothing like opening weekend at WVU or as some people call it the first week of school.

05/09/2012 - 1:44am Nick hardwick

Has had a pretty good career as a center for a guy who lacked the measurables coming out of purdue.

04/27/2012 - 10:51am theseshows arent the half of it

These shows are great at the broad strokes. I have been involved in two federal securities class action cases against the worst offenders and the really, really egregious specific acts never see tne light of day because everyone settles and the settlements and all discovery is confidential.

03/05/2012 - 12:33am for perspective on B10's dominance..

My info is dated, but something like the Top 8 finishers in the Big10 make the NCAA tourney with 4-5 wildcards (i.e. Top 9 in 1/2 the weight classes).  In contrast, the ACC's top 2 or 3 make the tourney. 

It isn't unusual for the B10 to have 10 guys ranked in the top 10 or even 15.

Hell of an accomplishment.

12/28/2011 - 2:06pm beg of end for bcs?

if this concept expands, can this be the end of the bcs? Why do the major conferences need them or the ncaa for that matter?

12/08/2011 - 2:15pm suggestion for next profile

Make it facepalm guy

10/01/2011 - 1:46pm Tremendous

That is all.

09/30/2011 - 2:44pm I was wondering...

If I would make anyones cut. Thats what you get for sending drunken emails to dave brandon to save The Game. I enjoyed and deserved the abuse I took for that one.

09/30/2011 - 12:57am every chance I can?

Is that the correct answer?  If its not the answer, you are asking the wrong question. 

09/14/2011 - 6:48am I see now....

He doesnt want any future employers to associate him with his alter ego lloyd brady and the good clean, harmless fun of being photoshopped into every famous scene ever, so he runs around campus in a lloyd brady t-shirt posing for random photos. Makes perfect sense /s

09/14/2011 - 6:46am I see now....

He doesnt want any future employers to associate him with his alter ego lloyd brady and the good clean, harmless fun of being photoshopped into every famous scene ever, so he runs around campus in a lloyd brady t-shirt posing for random photos. Makes perfect sense /s

08/17/2011 - 1:07am Nice Moobs..

Al has some nice Moobs (man-boobs). 

That is gay comment #2.  NTTIAWWT.

07/26/2011 - 8:00pm if the NCAA was awesome

they'd rule before the supplemental draft that the original 5 game suspension is acceptable and Pryor is free to transfer to another institution if he wants to complete his collegiate eligibility.  That way he cannot be eligible for the supplemental draft.

Of course, everyone knows that the NCAA is not awesome like me.

07/25/2011 - 3:50pm that or the soup truck

They used the earthquake story and the soup truck crash story to scare us into being at the exam early and ignoring everything. 

Earthquake - Some people got up and left the test center in SD when the earthquake hit.  "Sorry, no refund.  Sorry, can't sit for the rest of the exam.  Sorry, see you in 6 monhts."

Soup Truck - Essentially, a Cambell soup truck crashed on I-8 freeway west and shut down the freeway an hour before the exam.  Basically anybody traveleing down the coastal areas (Orange County, LA)  from the 5 freeway, was stuck in traffic and missed the first day of the exam.  The state bar, in their very empathic way said, "Sorry, no refunds.  Sorry, can't sit for the rest of the exam.  Sorry, see you in 6 months."


07/25/2011 - 11:55am good luck

+1 to above advice.  During lunch break, eat a light lunch quickly, spend 20-30 minutes relaxing, then get fired up for the afternoon (i have no idea your exam format).  Don't talk about the exam with other people taking the exam b/c they'll either tell you how they aced question #2 and make you feel bad OR they'll tell you how panicked they were after question #2 and make you feel bad.  In CA its 3 straight days, 6 hrs per day.  After I was done for the day, I ate a large dinner, sat in a hot tub/pool for a bit, drank 2-3 shots of tequila and a beer and went to bed by 7-8pm.  Got up at 4-5am next day and spend 2 hours refreshing before the exam. 

You can trust me, b/c I passed on only the 2nd try!

07/24/2011 - 12:39am underlying premise might be wrong

The entire underlying premise of your post might be incorrect i.e. you are assuming because some tOSU message boards said Michigan's coaches were using the sanctions to 'negative' recruit, that this premise is true.  

Its quite possible that these kids looked at the situation, the loss of an icon (to OHIO) of Tressel and simply started paying attention to Hoke, etal and they didn't need to threaten sanctions of whatever.  The most difficult job for any recruiter (salesperson) is getting your foot in the door.  One you are in the door, if you have a good product, you might just have a customer (commit).

I'm not too worried.  Add to the fact that the NCAA didn't come out and say, "OSU is innocent, we have closed all investigations, there is nothing to see here.  Please move along."  They said, "Tatgate and tressal lying appear to be the only things involved with THIS situation."  The overall situation will likely lay the foundation for how school's handle future serious violations - if the NCAA comes down lightly, then the lesson learned is 1) coach and student athlete take all the blame; 2) make sure coach and student athlete land very lightly on their feet in a better position.  If the NCAA comes down hard, the lesson becomes - be  honest and forthright with the NCAA and we will take mercy on the soul of your institution.

07/22/2011 - 4:13pm Brady Hoke says

"Tremendous Effort.  Tremendous Intensity.  Way to be fanatical."

If thats what you do while sick, I'd like to see some of your work when healthy.  Fantastic job.  And take the (constructive) critics for what its worth - you'll never please everybody.

Is this gonna get a BUMP to front page?

07/15/2011 - 12:08pm He is

the most interesting Wolverine in the world.

Excellent post.  It fits great with the 'Michigan Fan snobbery' pe.rception (and reality in some cases).  My laughter woke me up enough to get back to work

07/12/2011 - 1:42am public records requests

will vary depending on the state they are issued in.  I'm only familiar with CA, where you have to go superior - appellate - then supreme, but OHIO is obviously different.  Some interesting things:

1) In CA, if you can find a single document which wasn't produced per your request, you are eligible for attorney fees.  That means big dollars if you go to the highest court.

2) Bodies subject to public records laws (such as Ohio), tend to restrict access instead of encourage disclosure.  This is contrary to the entire premise behind Public Records laws, but you can only enforce it by going to court.

3) My personal bet, as a CA attorney, is they are fucked.  ESPN will get the information they want with minimal retractions and Ohio will pay a settlement.  They'll be all kinds of useless arguments about preemption and other stuff, but in the end the public right, especially when the student isn't being protected, outweighs the non-disclosure.

4) I'm kind of buzzed, sorry for any typos.

Go Blue!

07/09/2011 - 12:52am weight gain

In high school I wrestled 125 - 135 - 145 - 171/189.  By freshman year of college I was 205 solid in the offseason.  My point is - no telling how much growth a 'child' will have during these years.  I put on 20-30% of solid weight in 2 years, so he could literally be 270 by the end of his freshman year.

06/25/2011 - 1:15am I'm still

Buckled Up in my car in the garage.  Will someone please check and see if my wife and kids are alive?

06/24/2011 - 6:43pm pretty funny

I clicked back to this article from a Doc Sat link.   Um, where is the interweb erase key?  I'd like to erase my 3 year old post considering the success he had at SDSU, the fact that I nearly broke into tears during Hoke's intro press conference I was so fired up and he quite literally shit's solid gold 5* recruits at will.


06/24/2011 - 12:32pm Do you work for Nike?

You must be a Nike employee doing some blog market testing.  I think those shirts are great ideas - The Get Raped would have a rapier and fencing helmet.  Its an endless list

06/24/2011 - 12:27pm anti-drug message

Its always funny have the anti-drug crown gets up in arms anytime something like this comes out, when in reality the shirts are meant to 'recapture' or 'repurpose' the message that Dope and Get High, aren't about drugs, they can be about sports.  So somehow because a T-shirt with various board sports on it says Dope, means that Sally and Johnny are going to become sterior users?  Its just as likely to make them into the next Tony Hawk or Laird Hamilton or Jake Burton. 

How is this different than the anti breast cancer shirts that say Boobies or rape walk rallies or thousands of other double entendre marketing campaigns? 

06/22/2011 - 3:43pm can't be true

It can't be true b/c Hoke would never say OSu will get hit harder than USC.  Hoke might say:

"That school in Ohio is going to get hit harder...."


"That school in Ohio is going to get TREMENDOUS sanctions."

06/21/2011 - 10:02am I'm not sure this matters to the NCAA

If I'm reading the quote at the end correctly, all the BMV did was look to make sure that titles accurately reflected the car's sales prices.  This doesn't mean the cars were sold above, below or at market value, merely that there isn't any funny business going on with the titles and accounting AT THE DEALERSHIP.  The state's interest would most likely be in ensuring that it receives its fair share of taxes and other fees.  Without reading all 65 pages (or having access to it), this is a far cry from everything done was "NCAA legal".


"The BMV's 65-page report issued Tuesday said the certificates of titles for cars sold by Jack Maxton Chevrolet and Auto Direct to players and families accurately reflected the vehicles' sales prices"

06/17/2011 - 9:33am Self-Reporting?

I'm not sure I completely understand what is/isn't considered self-reporting and how much of a hammer than means you will get.  For example, Michigan didn't self-report its violations - the FreeP reported them and Michigan responded with an investigation in the reported issue and all related issues (and maybe more).

Now contrast that with OSU's self-reporting - different allegations were made over the last decade.  Each time OSU either said, "Nothing to see here" or self-reported exactly what the alleged violations were and claimed to have conducted an investigation each time.  In the recent tat-gate stuff, they again 'self-reported' in response to allegations, conducted a sham of an investigation and said nothing else to see.  Then in response to new allegations, they again 'self-reported', conducted a sham investigation and said, "This is everything to see here."  This cycle repeated itself a number of times with outside allegations, OSU investigations and 'self-reporting' of EXACTLY what was alleged by outsiders.  For anyone, OSU fans included, to claim this meets 'self-reporting' standards is absurd.

My point (finally) is that it can hardly be considered self-reporting or an investigation when neither is actually occurring.  In contrast to UofM's investigative report and self-sanctions, which were essentially adopted entirely by the NCAA, I have to believe that the NCAA looks at this pattern and will be working to uncover every stone with no faith in OSU's ability to conduct an impartial or competent investigation.  The fact that the Head Coach and #1 witness are no longer cooperating has to be an aggravating factor in the eyes of the NCAA, if solely based on the human nature of annoyed investigators. 

06/12/2011 - 2:21pm boneheaded plays?

Sometimes on a really bad D a player can look bad and like they are making boneheaded plays because rather than doing JUST their job, they are always trying to do the job of other guys so they seem out of position.

06/09/2011 - 3:17pm fraud/misrepresentation

Buy something from Talbott on ebay.  Make the allegation that it wasn't signed by Terrelle Pryor because he Talbott said he never has current student athletes sign and fiel a fraud/misreprentation/breach suit.  Woudl that work?

06/09/2011 - 3:12pm what is really interesting...

is one article said James was hired by tOSU to represent the student-athlete's for the NCAA investigation.  Pryor is no longer a student athlete and I fail to see what negotiating a CFL contract has to do with an NCAA violation.

Of course, the records between tOSU - James and James-Pryor are all privileged.

06/09/2011 - 3:10pm NCAA needs a rule update

Something along the lines of:

Bylaw FU.2 - If a student-athlete of the institution under investigation, leaves the institution during the course of the investigation and says FU to the NCAA by refusing to cooperate during the investigation, the NCAA retains sole discretion to make the factual determination as to the veracity of allegations which may have been collaborated or denied by said student athlete.

Underlying Policy - The institution can exert enourmous pressure on the former student athtete to coopreate IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO.  Under current rules, there is no incentive to ask the student to cooperate.  If the NCAA was able to essentially say, "Fine don't cooperate.  We will take every allegation as true until you or the student-athlete show it is false.", it would provide tremendous incentive for the institution and the athlete to continue to cooperate.

Otherwise, I see the Reggie Bush/Terrelle Pryor solution becoming systemic when violations are uncovered - simply leave the institution, have boosters line up for financial support while you continue your training for the next regular or supplemental draft and the institution will be safe.

06/08/2011 - 4:03pm enormous difference

between 'threatening to sue' and 'filing a lawsuit'.  I don't think they'll win, because I don't think they'll ever file suit.  Not only does it open the particular player, his family, and potentially other tOSU players, university to a real legal discovery process, but any theoretical basis they would have is a high-risk, low reward type of case. 

06/07/2011 - 9:00pm Bush settlement

Bush reached an out-of-court settlement with one of the parties who was paying his family which included a clause so the other party couldn't discuss specifics with the NCAA.  THe other guy (Lloyd Lake?) told the NCAA everything he could - one of the things that lead the the DB coaches show cause. 

WIth OSU, there aren't any jilted external parties - the tattoo guy isn't owed money and the feds won't reduce his sentence for cooperating with the NCAA, the car guy will probably go to all possible lengths to protect tOSU, without lying to the IRS.

What I don't recall is if Bush met with the NCAA and if he did, whether he was found to be cooperating and forthcoming? 

05/03/2011 - 6:56pm Big brother

Whats most important is that everyone automatically thinks uom did it, no one bothers to suspect little brother

04/30/2011 - 6:01pm of course

this is the year I didn't renew my Chargers season tickets.  Oh well, best of luck here in SD.  Good to finally see the chargers pick up some michigan players.

04/07/2011 - 10:39pm Magic hands

Some say the ball bounces your way, some say you make your own bounces - to me it looks like he just
had great hands! RIP

02/10/2011 - 10:47pm THANKS!

As a former Michigan walk-on wrestler (for 3 years), thanks for the previews.  I never get this kind of info on the west coast.

Question - are the 'point spreads' per individual match or team points?  I've never seen so many BigWhatever matches with 3-4 point spreads.  If I recall it was an occasional blow-out with mostly 1pt riding time or other minor decisions (less than 5pts).

02/02/2011 - 10:11pm well......

I don't know - since you need coke 'technically' to make meth - you can't have one w/o the other.  I think SD city is more of a coke town and the surrounding areas are meth - El Cajon, North County inland.  Riverside must be one of the meth capitals of the southwest US.

But in defense of the post - considering SD is right next to one of the most heavily travelled drug corridors in the entire world, I'd 'guess' that you can get meth, coke, marijuana, pretty much anything that needs to be smuggled into the US rather easily.


01/30/2011 - 12:14am now this sounds more realistic

than some other posts I can mention - it will never see the light or day in either criminal or civil court.  Criminally it will not be prosecuted due to lack of evidence or limited resources in light of the underlying lack of culpability or the real reason that the state doesn't want to F ND.  In the civil case, there will be lengthy negotiations with the families, followed up by a last minute confidential settlement which forbids all parties from discussing the issue.

ND has lots of money and gets no public money, so no public documents.


01/30/2011 - 12:12am I guess

I guess Tate's all with Zettel.

01/30/2011 - 12:10am We need to change two panels

We need to have, "Tater gonna Tate"  and, wait for it, wait for it...

"Graders need to wait"

See what i did?


EDIT:  Sorry, I see the potatoe, but I meant the real QBForce picture and then one of the professors who dared to give him an incomplete, thereby forcing the U(oM) to give up on him.

01/30/2011 - 12:01am Law vs. Opinion

Ah, another internet lawyer telling everyone what the law is without reading the underlying post or having a good grasp of the extremely subtle differences between degrees of Murder and state to state laws.

The OP never said - he wouldn't or couldn't, he merely said, "it was not the result of malicious activity."  He then followed that up with, "I would argue........."    I would argue that both his statements are completely accurate and you have decided to insert your personal bias into some interpretation so you can show us all your knowledge of criminal law. 

Now I'm no criminal lawyer in Indiana, where I would assume any criminal charges would be filed, but your "definition" of "involuntary manslaughter" seems weak - I tried to look it up using the standard resource of every internet criminal lawyer everywhere, Wikipedia, and didn't see Indiana's particular definition.  In fact, where I live, if you punch someone in the face with intent to commit serious bodily injury, they hit their head and die, you are getting charged with Felony Murder, none of this weak manslaughter crap.

If you were taking the CA Bar Exam I'd give you a 40 -the lowest possible essay score on the CA Bar Exam and you'd fail.

Maybe next time say, "Let me explain my experience with the law....", but don't pretend to be an experienced criminal law lawyer in Indiana.  For the record, what and how the law is supposed to work in this great country has been a 200+ year and counting debate.

01/19/2011 - 12:44pm video or it didn't happen

"About 7-8 years ago Matt traveled with his dad to Ann Arbor when SDSU played Michigan, and went out on the field at halftime to kick field goals"

Which one of you internet stalking experts can locate the halftime video of SDSU v. Michigan from 2004? 

01/14/2011 - 12:13pm take it with a grain of salt

With all the poor information being spewed out of the media of late, I'd say take 'facts' being written by the hometown paper, who just got spurned by the only coach in the last two decades to do shit with their team, where the AD said a contract extension had been signed 4 weeks ago when it hadn't to get money from his major donors, with a grain of salt.

I'm not saying it didn't happen, I'm just saying the U-T is a bad source of information - they published a hit job on Hoke yesterday.  It seems like a set piece from the SDSU athletic dept., so they can argue they received no notice and therefore the buyout is 1.5mm instead of 1.0mm.  Unlike Michigan where the football program is financially self-sustaining (and beyond), SDSU's football program has been hemorraging money for years, so 500k is a pretty big deal to them.

01/14/2011 - 11:44am no wonder this board is full of ass-hats arguing semantics

all the damn time - its all lawyers.  That explains why there are 500 post threads arguing about what the real meaning of 7-6 or whether when DB says, "I didn't offer him the job." he actually means he DIDn't offer the job OR that he didn't offer THE job.

I just passed the CA bar exam and am starting my own solo practice out the gate b/c of the bad job market.  There are plenty of people who need lawyers if you are willing or able to find them and you are focusing on the right markets. 

By the traditional measures of 'job markets', its a historically bad one for new lawyers looking to be hired.  My advice is sit and talk to as many real lawyers as you can before law school or early in the process to see if you really want to do it - law school does not equal law practice.  If you do, then go to law school and be the best lawyer you can in whatever area you want and don't worry about the money.  If you are looking for the best pure economic investment $ vs. salary $, then immediately drop out of college, go to trade school to become a plumber or join the military or start your own business.

Likewise, a 4.0 gpa, at a top-tier school where you are Exec Editor of law reivew and president of the math club is wonderful, but it only matters for your first or second job.  After that people only care about what you've done as a professional.