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06/24/2018 - 11:47pm *off

/fucking lack of edit…

*off

/fucking lack of edit option

06/24/2018 - 11:43pm Can we please stop name…

Can we please stop name-dropping that piece of shit? This place has really gone to hell lately.

I feel like the old MGoBlog would have roasted the jackass and then forgot he existed, not mention the troll in every recruiting thread multiple times.

/steps of soapbox

06/08/2018 - 12:46pm I heard this on NPR on my…

I heard this on NPR on my way in to work and was in total disbelief. I only recently really got into his show, but it had already completely changed how I view the world. 

Recently, he covered rural West Virginia on one of his shows.  It is an area I have spent some time working in.  He and the rest of the crew did such an amazing job of highlighting the humanity and struggle of a population that has been exploited for so long. 

Tony will be greatly missed and never replaced.

06/08/2018 - 12:41pm I had thought the same thing…

I had thought the same thing when I saw Eric was the one to find him. They had such a great friendship on the show.  You could tell these were two grown men that had a great relationship and enjoyed each other's company.

06/07/2018 - 12:50pm So, perv-boy wanted to get…

So, perv-boy wanted to get caught or at least wanted to be watched? Laughed out loud at the poor hound with the name "Flash".

05/31/2018 - 2:51pm This never happens to me, I swear

TWHS.

05/31/2018 - 2:50pm DP

. Dp

05/31/2018 - 2:47pm Agreed, this almost seems

Agreed, this almost seems like the kind of propaganda that a team would pay to have. 

05/31/2018 - 2:42pm Maybe you have met my wife.

Maybe you have met my wife.

05/31/2018 - 11:35am IF WE PLAN TO USE HIM AT THE

IF WE PLAN TO USE HIM AT THE 2 THEN I ASSUME WE ARE NOT IN ON WATTS?

05/25/2018 - 11:10am Not really a comparison

It was documented that the guy came off as complacent to Harbaugh.  If I remember correctly, it seemed he slacked off his senior year and declined to come work out at the University. I am sure that when he had his offer pulled, he got a fire lit under him and decided he would show the doubters that they were wrong. 

His performance at Oklahoma does not necessarily directly correlate to his potential performance at Michigan. For example, see Peters.  He was third string and complacent, according to the accepted narrative. Once it looked like he would get his shot, he took his role serious and buckled down to learn the playbook. Motivation can be a huge determining factor when looking at performance.

05/25/2018 - 8:22am Joining the fight

na

05/04/2018 - 10:03pm How is this not called Bacon

How is this not called Bacon Bits?!?

04/29/2018 - 10:53am I don't know you, but I can

I don't know you, but I can already tell that I dont like you.

04/27/2018 - 12:04pm LOL, it says Nefertiti.

LOL, it says Nefertiti.

04/26/2018 - 4:01pm Arrested Development

Agree with Park and Rec and the office.  Right up there with those is Arrested deveopment.  If you haven't seen it, then I highly recommend it.  There are so many layers to the comedy and allusions to other things in the show that it is almost endlessly rewatchable.  I have been through the original seasons at least 4 times and still pick up things that I didn't notice before. 

04/26/2018 - 3:56pm Logged in just to upvote Suicide Kings

Little known movie with Walken in a great role. "You're the man Ira. You're the man."

04/19/2018 - 1:33pm Damn.

Not with a bang, but a whimper.

04/18/2018 - 4:01pm Lets hope that Kelly is the

Lets hope that Kelly is the one complaining about running into a buzzsaw after we decimate the Irish.

04/18/2018 - 3:52pm Maroney received settlement Dec 2016

I googled Maroney and one detail emerged that I don't rememeber being discussed.  Apparently Maroney sued him and USA Olympics and won in December 2016.  Where does that fall in the timeline?  If they were willing to give her a settlement over over 1 million, at that time, then any defense of "We didn't know this was going on, we thought the accusations were baseless", would be shown to be completely incorrect.

To a degree, I can understand how people could let this happen under their nose.  It would be difficult to believe that someone you respect could be a total monster.  But, if they settled with a former athlete and then hid the lawsuit from all other entities, then this is another level for USA Olympics.

 

04/17/2018 - 2:28pm Also...

Guided by Voices and the Breeders (At least the Deal sisters) are from Dayton. 

04/12/2018 - 2:38pm Woof.  By the time the 2019

Woof.  By the time the 2019 recruiting class is in the books, our 2018 season will have been completed as well.  Win games and the class will start to look up.  Higdon was a last second flyer and that worked out okay.

Can we all pitch in and get Brian on antidepressants?

04/03/2018 - 12:22am But... think of the

But... think of the children.

04/03/2018 - 12:20am Totally should have killed

Totally should have killed her.

04/02/2018 - 8:37pm Top ten article/op-ed piece on this here site.

Top ten article/op-ed piece on this here site. Thank you for sharing your personal thread to connect why this season has been so magical. You have a beautifully poetic soul, Seth. Win the damn game.

04/02/2018 - 6:47pm I have eaten to a sufficiency. Anything more would

I have eaten to a sufficiency. Anything more would be a superfluity.

04/02/2018 - 3:34pm If (Or when) Beilein gets a

If (Or when) Beilein gets a statue outside Schembechler Hall, I hope it is styled after that picture of him above, seated on a stool, deep in thought, hunched over with his eyes planted on the horizon.

Win the game, bitches.

04/02/2018 - 9:53am I hope coach Yaklich shows

I hope coach Yaklich shows the ESPN predictions to Zavier and Z rips a phonebook in half.

03/31/2018 - 10:05am I woke up this morning wishing there was a

I woke up this morning wishing there was a Punt/Counter-Punt for basketball. Thank you!

03/26/2018 - 4:56pm Could be wrong, but it looks

Could be wrong, but it looks like Lucy Pinder. If it isn't her, it could be one of the many other "page 3" models from the UK. You're welcome.

03/15/2018 - 1:40pm Go Blue! 445159

Go Blue! 445159

03/04/2018 - 9:01am I know we are all quite focused on Michigan and

I know we are all quite focused on Michigan and think every win should move the needle. But, last year M won the whole tournament and it didnt even touch their seeding. IIRC we stayed at the same seed line that we were at prior to the BTT. We should be happy to hit the 4 line and okay with a 5.

03/01/2018 - 5:12pm Damn right. Thank you

Damn right. Thank you Duncan!

02/21/2018 - 10:08pm Civilization V for the win. Love the game. I have

Civilization V for the win. Love the game. I have been playing since Civ I and am obsessed with it.

02/02/2018 - 3:33pm Could we have the original

Could we have the original Jason? I think we may like him more.

02/02/2018 - 3:06pm Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for sharing.  My wife is a survivor from early childhood trauma.  She has done okay and is not addicted to drugs or alcohol. But, stories like yours and hers, show that there is no "one size fits all" in these situations. It is a great reminder that stories like this are far too common. 

Somtimes we so quickly judge those that we are acquainted with in our day to day lives.  It can be easy to assume the worst in people.  But, if we knew their whole story we would be impressed with all they have accomplished even if it was just getting out of bed.

/steps off soap-box

02/01/2018 - 3:33pm I had to read the wiki

I had to read the wiki summary as well. Aaaaaaand... I regret it.

02/01/2018 - 3:23pm Jesus.

Jesus.

02/01/2018 - 1:37pm Requiem was going to be mine

Requiem was going to be mine as well.  Sometimes, I would watch only the first third of the movie if I wanted to appreciate the gorgeous beauty of Darren Aronofsky's directing without going into a depression.

01/31/2018 - 4:01pm That's okay. The closer the

That's okay. The closer the wagons circle, the more likely they are to all burn down together.

01/11/2018 - 1:10pm My mom had this picture

My mom had this picture printed out and hanging in her office for years.  Ahhh... the 80's and 90's...

01/11/2018 - 12:31pm Thank you.

Ace, I told my wife about your post yesterday and how moving it was.  She has been struggling with an undiagnosed condition that is seeming more and more like what you have been going through. 

Thank you for sharing and for reaffirming that those who struggle with ambiguous, misunderstood and difficult to diagnose conditions are suffering just the same or worse than others.

12/22/2017 - 3:59pm IMHO, that is the best way to

IMHO, that is the best way to make a steak. Toss it in a hot cast iron skillet with some butter. Once you have a good sear on it, put the whole pan in the oven. Then just let it cook up to the correct temperature. Use a digital meat thermometer if you are uncomfortable with judging by touch. It is tough to screw it up this way. Worst case scenario is that it ends up a little over cooked if you leave it in too long. If you want to practice with cheaper meat, you could get sirloin cut extra thick and then cut it into filet sized cuts.

Don’t be afraid to jump into using a cast iron skillet. Best bet is to get a good used one. You can get a new one and season it yourself but that takes some dedication. I did that with mine and I love it now. I used a palm sander to smooth out the roughness of a new lodge pan (I’ve been called stupid or crazy for having done this). Then I did a number of seasonings in the oven with it oiled. Now it is basically a non-stick pan but without the concern of the Teflon coming off and the added iron.

Once you get used to it, this cooking method can be used for thick pork chops and other meats.

12/22/2017 - 9:42am 4* - Griller and cook.  I

4* - Griller and cook.  I recently discovered the amazing flavor of toasting cumin seeds in a pan and then grinding them to season mexican dishes. 

4.5* - Civilization V player.  Still can't beat deity level but I have won on immortal difficulty.

2* - Doing my job well.  Peter Principle yo.

12/14/2017 - 10:03am I have friends and work with

I have friends and work with many people of differing backgrounds but only came across this exact subject once.  Hopefully this subject is not too taboo to have appropriate discussion about.

Waiting tables while in college, a server I worked with used the word in a derogatory way when she got a bad tip from a family she was waiting on.  She said it with  a hard "r" on the end.  I was surprised to hear it and asked her about it. She responded, "There are black people and there are n******. Those people were n******."  I was living in TN at the time, so it could be regional.

Disclaimer: I am a white male.

12/12/2017 - 8:40am Bork

Bork

12/11/2017 - 4:17pm What does Carr think?  We

What does Carr think?  We could just rotate them like Brady and Henson. That worked so well the first time...

12/08/2017 - 10:43pm At least 3 -9 of

At least 3 -9 of them.

12/01/2017 - 3:33pm I live in the Charleston area

I live in the Charleston area of WV and have spent a good bit of time in the rural parts as well. What part were you in?

As a previous resident of TN(8 years) and currently WV(13 years), I can agree that there is a surface of manners and hospitality.  But, under that, is a quickness to assume the worst intentions and to behave as rude as any other culture but behind your back.  In my opinion it is worse to pretend to be nice and actually be the opposite of your pretense.

My wife(who is from Parkersburg, WV) and I have been told numerous times, "well you are northerners. We can't expect you to understand."

11/30/2017 - 3:00pm I am disappointed every time

I am disappointed every time you break character.  You really blew it from an entertainment perspective.