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09/15/2018 - 8:35pm Exactly. This is a stupid…

Exactly. This is a stupid rule. Also, I hate replay.

09/11/2018 - 1:28am Lol. You could see he was…

Lol. You could see he was startled when he turned to look and the ball had already been snapped!

08/17/2018 - 1:41am terrady terrady? petiddy…

terrady terrady? petiddy petiddy?

08/17/2018 - 1:31am We should easily pull this…

We should easily pull this off, and maybe it's a petty thing, but I really, really, really want us to reach 1,000 wins before everyone else. These things tend to get blown out of proportion - you just know there'll be quite a bit of talk leading up to whatever game it turns out to be. And with the lead we've got, blowing it'd have to entail a lot of suck. And pain. And be another thing that would be talked about too much.

Figure it should happen during the 2023 season . . . maybe 2024 if not enough good stuff happens.

08/12/2018 - 3:40pm Interesting, thanks for…

Interesting, thanks for doing this.

Figure there's at least a little self-fulfillment in the 5 - 13 number. A big game against us would increase the likelihood of both his team winning and him getting the vote.

07/12/2018 - 12:34am And in all likelihood…

And in all likelihood knowing full well what was going on.

07/12/2018 - 12:30am Maybe if the mods moderate a…

Maybe if the mods moderate a little more?

06/12/2018 - 10:45pm My 2008 G8 GT doesn't have a…

My 2008 G8 GT doesn't have a stick. Given the impending doom for Pontiac at the time, I didn't believe they'd be putting one in the 2009s (the G8 GXP), so went ahead and bought a 2008 when no manual was offered.

06/04/2018 - 4:10am I Have A 1965 Olds

Dynamic 88 Holiday Coupe. 216.9 inches - 18 feet of two-door longliness. It's like they tacked 3 cars together; one for the engine bay, one for the passenger compartment, and one for the trunk.

06/04/2018 - 3:06am Not Sure How Serious. I Live In NC

and the only time I watch any f'in' Duke is if I hear they're trailing late against some team they're supposed to beat. I'm no NBA fan, but there are absolutely quality regular-season NBA match-ups to watch that are far superior to having to listen to some dipshit slurp and prattle on about the greatness of coach K just to fill the airwaves during a boring laugher of Duke beating up on some bottom-feeder.

Michigan, on the other hand, yeah, I watch everything.

06/02/2018 - 7:06am Beth Hart

doesn't get enough credit:

Live it. Write it. Play it. Sing it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNpSfEDt6lg

It's really unfortunate that peoples' inner demons and suffering often produce stuff for the rest of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3I7n8Ofxsw

06/02/2018 - 6:36am I Agree

that her songs are crap. And she can really belt. She just doesn't do anything for me just don't feel her. Maybe she needs to write something herself.

06/02/2018 - 6:27am Love

Stevie

06/02/2018 - 6:25am Leonard Nimoy

has to be included if you add Shatner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9NSpAdGxgU

06/02/2018 - 6:20am I Like These

but I can't answer this without wanting a Female/Male split:

How about Stevie Nicks/Grace Slick/Janis for Rock

Diana Ross for Motown

Etta James for soul

I Don't Know for female metal singer - Suzy Quattro could beat me up (does she qualify as metal? Probably not.)

 

Then I'd pile through my collection and totally change my mind. Too much great music/singers to choose from.

06/02/2018 - 6:09am Death On Two Legs

after I lost a job of 20 years due to "Force Reduction" - AKA, had worked there long enough to be making too much money for the Dave Brandon types at my company to be able to collect large enough bonuses to feed their families properly. OK, yeah, I was a little bitter...but Freddy fit the bill perfectly for what I was feeling. Lots of soul there. Or maybe it was anger? :-)

06/01/2018 - 9:54pm Yes

because it makes perfect sense for an NBA team owner to pick a coach for his franchise based on screwing over a rival college... :-)

06/01/2018 - 9:52pm Couldn't Help Seeing

that most comments were about how Beilein might do in the NBA. What about the Pistons strikes anyone that it is a well-run organization? No way I'd do this if I were Beilein. There are better NBA orgs\owners to land with if this is what he wants.

As far coach goes, I think he could be successful in the right place. With GS being the model, he could definitely run a similar system that would work well and attract talent. I just can't see it being Detroit with the current ownership.

05/25/2018 - 11:22am "In My

Truck."

05/25/2018 - 11:05am But Telephone Line

for sure. Jeff Lynne is the man.

05/25/2018 - 11:03am Hmm. I Thought That

was a Cheap Trick reference.

05/25/2018 - 11:01am And Being In The Right Place

at the right time. A lot more likely to experience the right time if you're generally placed well for most of your life.

05/25/2018 - 10:57am The Network

is critical. Even if you start with a substantial sum, turning it into uber-substantial sums - such as billions - often requires having friends in the right places.

05/25/2018 - 2:59am Hmm.

While I understand the reasoning, wouldn't that decrease the margin? "Gosh, people really seem to prefer Dr. Pepper at this one franchise. But somehow, we're losing money on it. Must be employee pilferage. Geez, they'll steal from you any chance they get! 15 bucks an hour, my eye."
So you see, you're probably keeping Taco Bell employees from getting the pay they deserve.

05/16/2018 - 3:57am Not To Mention

the 'extra space' issue - how the heck do you resolve that with a CRV? The minivan beats every single SUV at this except the absolute largest of them. Mid-size and and small SUVs are not logical.

05/16/2018 - 3:50am This Is True

my mom was in the hospital and I took my dad to see her. I drove his car and let him off at the door, then navigated the parking ramp. I found a spot, parked, and it was at this time I realized that he had the key! (it was sitting in the console and he picked it up by habit) The car wouldn't shut off or lock the doors because no key was in proximity. I really did not want to leave his car there unlocked and running in a busy parking deck at a major hospital in Detroit! That I couldn't shut it off and lock it without the fob seemed really bizarre, figuring you'd want the opposite. Anyhow, I ran through the ramp and across the parking lot, into the building to find my dad, then back to the car I half-expected to be gone - or in the process of being gone. Apparently, they shut off and lock themselves if you leave them long enough...

05/16/2018 - 3:35am My Wife

bought this really expensive vacuum cleaner a few years ago. Suddenly, it just wouldn't turn on any more. Figuring it had to be something simple like a fuse or loose wire, I took it apart to try to fix it. It's got a mess of circuit boards stuffed into the handle to run the functions for all kinds of things for carpet cleaning that I never heard of.
It's still in the back of a closet waiting for me to take it somewhere to be fixed.

05/16/2018 - 3:28am Lane Departure Warning

Where we live, lots of the roads are really narrow, so you regularly get close to the lane markers and set off the Lane Departure Warning in my wife's car. She had me figure out how to shut it off after the first week.
And, evidence that you may be right, my 83 year old dad suffered the over-speed warning being set to 35 mph in his Cruze...for 2 months! Until I got up to his house to navigate the menu system for him to shut it off. It took me all of 30 seconds to do this. I suspect younger folks than me could do it in half that time.

05/16/2018 - 3:16am Hmm, That Is Interesting

I wonder what they've programmed those test cars to do when I traffic light is out? From what I've observed, if you do what the law says to do, you will almost certainly get in an accident. I have yet to see one where drivers do the correctly.
Traffic circles, too.
Unpredictable human drivers have got to be automated cars' biggest hurdle.
Well, that and when the cameras and radars can't see lane markers due to snow and such.

05/16/2018 - 3:08am I Agree With This But

my take is it's because they're all over-priced, too heavy station wagons. My biggest gripe is that everyone thinks they need an SUV, but really need minivans, so the automakers are selling us what we want. I'm not immune, we have a Traverse. It's less practical than a 90s minivan on the inside, but weighs 1,000 lbs. more, is bigger on the outside, and was relatively expensive. For what these vehicles are, the station wagon makes more sense. For kid hauling and family trips, the minivan does.

Also, free the manuals!

05/16/2018 - 2:54am Well, A Sub-.500 Team

is leading it right now.

The American League Central: keeping the participation trophy alive. Where your team can lose more than it wins and still claim 1st place.

05/10/2018 - 2:55am Was Thinking The Same Thing

then I realized - THIS IS WHAT THE LIONS ARE DOING! Think about how good they're going to be when they finally turn 60 years of tanking loose!!!

05/10/2018 - 2:52am What, 20+ Yards Off

the LOS and he can't make plays behind it? What the heck's wrong with that guy?!?

05/10/2018 - 2:39am Well, If We Have Proof

or a reasonable reason to believe that they helped somehow, then the absence of them would have to hurt.

05/09/2018 - 5:17pm We Have Competition

for everything around here. Right Away, Soon, and Never are all competing equally at this point.

05/06/2018 - 3:24pm After Reading

the descripitions, I didn't want to watch that video and didn't before my first comment. Eventually I did, but shut it off when they started jumping and landing on him because it made me sick. WTH?! There was a guy most of us didn't like who showed up on the various teams I was on, but doing something like that to him never would have ocurred to us. He was a teammate and that meant something - and I would never do anything like that to anyone anyhow. I'd like to hope I'd have had the guts to stop it if it ever did - maybe get some of the other guys or something. That was really beastial and the others just stood and watched or filmed it. If I was the coach, to whatever team punishment gets dealt out - and there needs to be team punishment on top of individual punishment - I'd add ripping the rest of the team bad for not doing something to put a stop to it. It's your duty as a human being.

05/06/2018 - 3:03am Basketball In The Early '80s

worst thing that I recall witnessing directly is when I was a freshman, some of the varsity players locked our starting point guard in one of those big screened lockers before one of our games, and then left. They waited until we were convinced we'd need to find bolt cutters to get him out. More of a prank, really.

But the wrestling team apparently had a 'tradition' that all the freshman got swirlies. I know this because the wrestling coach had to interrupt our practice to get the first aid kit from our coach - not sure how exactly, but they managed to cut some poor kid's head open during his struggles to keep his head out of the toilet. I heard later that the others just let it happen to get it over with and were basically blaming the kid for fighting back...

I don't really recall hearing much worse than that when I was a kid. Maybe I lived in relative shelter? Or things escalated from swirlies to a lot worse stuff since I was in school.

05/04/2018 - 5:00am Yes

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05/04/2018 - 4:56am Money

I'm going to go all crazy cynical here and bet it was all a money decision...

I'm betting the Raiders had a figure where if his cost became low enough, drafting him was worth the risk, but nobody else did because they all have to consider the PR cost much more heavily in the equation. It's the freakin' Raiders! If any team could add the untimely death of a player to their list of bad PR and move on, it's them. Unlike for the rest of the league, it was primarily a monetary risk/reward calculation where PR cost on the risk side was minimal. And if any team is going to go where no one else will, it's the Raiders.

05/04/2018 - 4:26am Again, Why Something Is Wrong Here

they already minimized a lot of their financial risk by leaving him to go so late in the draft. So the only thing left seems to be their concern for him medically. But if highly reputable doctors have cleared him on that count - what, then? Make a huge issue out of this to cover your ass for not having selected him for your team when he represents the Raiders as a pro-bowler? That's all I can think of and it's weak, because, well, the others could have just selected him.

There doesn't seem to be any explanation for this.

So I'm going with incompetence!

05/04/2018 - 4:14am But

that's what seems odd, here. The league that fights the CDE stuff so hard, strongly encourages playing through pain, health of the player be damned - is almost unanimous in its opposition to clearing Hurst. It isn't as if he's a borderline player - he's a first round talent. Something is off.

05/04/2018 - 4:08am It's Like

when you ask Seahwarks questions and they answer them.

05/04/2018 - 3:54am When It Comes Down To It

none of this really makes MSU that much more of a long term financial risk. Because, as we all know, nothing is more important than making money and protecting financial interests.

05/04/2018 - 3:49am And I Would Add

that none of the enablers or incompetents in the administration or coaching ranks will end up worse for wear, either. They will all duck real punishment and/or land on their feet somewhere - probably even better off than before. Outside maybe a lower ranking pigeon or two, the only people who will really pay are the innocent students and tax payers.

05/04/2018 - 3:40am This Is It Exactly

they didn't put heavyweight (pun intended) political guys on this case just to convince parents it's OK to keep sending kids to their school. This is all about the green; as it almost always is. Though I would add they may have not picked the correct heavyweight, judging by the aforementioned Marx Bros handling and now the downgrade.

05/04/2018 - 3:29am I Had

a plastic Ferrari when I was a kid.

05/04/2018 - 3:25am Now That Is Showing

some craptastic leadership.

05/04/2018 - 3:15am Sometimes

gifted athletes just find a way.

05/03/2018 - 3:09am Iowa '16

I count that game as inexcusable, too.

05/03/2018 - 3:03am Hmm

I lightly chuckle at this and admit that you have a point. At times, the offense appeared so out of sync, I wasn't sure if the play would work during a walk-through. So how they could have been executing it successfully enough to satisfy our coaches during practice at anything close to game competition is a good question.