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01/26/2017 - 3:04pm Yes yes

...but what about the time he helped murder Robb Stark at the Twins? 


10/13/2015 - 5:11pm My favorite bit of the Lewis INT...

...other than the everything is watch Peppers put his hands up to celebrate for just an instant before he reminds himself to block and spring Lewis. 


Cracks me up.

10/21/2014 - 6:34pm I am a massive, MASSIVE Giants fan

And I have been for 25+ years. I've lived in SF for 20 years. I work here. I watch 90-95% of the games each season. I mentioned Buster Posey in my wedding vows. I once threatened to quit my job if my boss didn't let me go to Opening Day. You get the idea.

To the OP, I think you've got your leans all wrong. Our lineup is significantly better than theirs, even with Ishikawa in LF. Their bullpen is significantly better than ours. Their defense is a bit better than ours. Our starting pitching is a bit better than theirs. Our manager is a lot better than theirs. To the extent that experience matters (which it usually doesn't), we obviously have it over them in spades.

As for a prediction, I have no freaking clue. I keep thinking that the Giants are definitely, obviously, for SURE going to lose this series and I keep being wrong. NFW we were better than the 2010 Phillies, or the 2010 Rangers, or the 2014 Nationals, or the 2012 Reds (sorry, even as an AL Tigers rooter, I think we were the better team in 2012). But we beat all those teams. We also beat some teams that weren't all that much better or were significantly worse (helloooooo Cardinals!) but the media didn't see it in advance so we weren't favored.

This series FEELS like a straight-up push. Which, given that I'm usually terrified because we're going to get creamed, makes me even MORE terrified. Sort of. IDK. The NotDodgers won the World Series this year. The NotCardinals also did. We won the pennant. If we lose this series, I won't be crushed. I certainly won't be surprised.

(I don't think we will, though. Giants in 6.)

09/30/2014 - 1:21pm Thankfully not relevant to concussiongate...

...but the vintage Minneapolis Millers hat that old dude is wearing is EXCELLENT.

09/30/2014 - 1:19pm double post

double post

09/30/2014 - 1:16pm Impossible to say

Impossible to say without seeing the wording of the clause, the choice of law provision, etc. Upshot is "maybe", and if it gets into serious litigation (which it won't) that would be the key dispute both ways. 

09/17/2014 - 6:26pm I want that shirt

30-17 Michigan.

07/30/2014 - 1:27pm Just finished the entire series myself.

Literally a day ago. I think it's worthwhile for you to press on to Feast before spending too much time re-treading old grounds. First, because a lot of the theories that people have about the backstory won't make sense unless you have the context in Feast and Dance, but second because GRRM does tend to recap some of the important stuff when he hits it in future books.

For example, while you don't get as much of the picture of the Tourney at Harrenhall/Knight of the Laughing Tree in later books that you do in Meera's story, you do get it from other perspectives (notably, Ser Barristan). 

I'd also recommend checking out It has a way for you to pre-set the most recent book you've finished, so you can be free of spoilers but still get really good information.

Be forewarned, Feast is a bit of a tough slog. It's heavily focused on Jaime and Cersei, and it doesn't touch on Dany, Jon, or Tyrion at all. Dance is better, but nothing really compares with Storm. Best book in the series IME. 

12/08/2012 - 5:52pm Eastern Michigan...

Eastern Michigan beat Duke in the NCAA tournament in 1996. Earl Boykins, bayybeee! Also made it to the Sweet Sixteen in 1991. 

I mean, good win but but not anywhere close to the biggest win in program history.

05/15/2012 - 2:59pm As my avatar would suggest...

1) Brandon Graham- In the top three of my favorite Michigan players ever, with Woodson and Denard.

2) Hart

3) Martin


Good lord this is hard. 

03/23/2012 - 12:09am Denver!

Denver! The Sunshine State. GORGEOUS!

02/28/2012 - 12:02pm 101 California?

101 California? I'm guessing that was the shooting you survived, as it was around that timeframe.

I pass by there every day and remember that day like it was yesterday. (My father worked across the street at the time.)

12/20/2011 - 7:03pm Al Borges = Giants fan, hates Eckstien.

In a word: Yessssss. 

A thousand cocktails for Al Borges, a man with exquisite taste. I forever forgive the lack of bubble screens. Amen.

11/25/2011 - 11:24pm This is literally the best

This is literally the best thing I have ever seen, ever. 


11/25/2011 - 4:06pm Wait, what?

"Michigan will have to more effectively constrain the Ohio State defense than they did Nebraska..."

Who on Earth are you talking about!?!???

11/08/2011 - 1:01am Yuuup.

And this is why, as a Plaintiffs' attorney, I'd love this case in State Court, Federal Court or any other Court that would hear it. I mean, let's say I represented someone who was allegedly molested post 2002. Do you really want to go to a jury when I have this indictment and an argument that but for [insert defendant here]'s failure to call the police, I wouldn't have been sexually assaulted? And that you not only failed to call the police, but also didn't change Sandusky's access to program facilities until literally ever.

Good luck with that fact pattern, Mr. Defense Attorney. Just get me past summary judgment (not a high hurdle if the statute of limitations is in our favor) and I'll try this case in any jursdiction you'd like.

I'd also name, as individual defendants, literally everyone possible. So, so not worried about sovereign immunity. I'm gonna bet that JoePa and all the relevant players have insurance. 



04/07/2011 - 11:52pm #reduberalles


04/07/2011 - 11:34pm Hunwick is a Demigod.

Hunwick is a Demigod.

03/18/2011 - 3:15pm I kinda wish

...that Tennessee would have scored one more point so that the REVENGE FOR THE 92 CITRUS BOWL feeling would have had extra symmetry.

12/22/2010 - 12:38pm Holy hell.

This is amaaaaaaaazing.

11/22/2010 - 12:31pm Ahhhh, one of my favorite movies.

R&G are Dead is pure, unadulterated gold.

Anyone up for a game of questions?

11/16/2010 - 1:33am Agreed with all of the above... the bit about the writers voting. IME, they're better than the fans (See All Star Game voting) and the players (See Derek Jeter winning his fifth Gold Glove) at getting it generally correct. Obviously they're not perfect, but it's better than the alternatives.

That said, I'm totall with you when it comes to the split between ROY position players and pitchers.

11/16/2010 - 1:30am Really?

We got sixty-some-odd posts without someone posting this?

Come on, people.

Edit: Oh, dammit. Link fail.

11/16/2010 - 1:23am Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson would have been a great choice, but while it's true that Feliz only pitched 59 innings, he was also fucking amazing for that 59 innings. He pitched in a pennant race, and his peripheral statistics were great.

I'm a nominal Tiger fan, but it's hard to be upset about this. Of course, that could be because I'm an enormous Giants fan, and Buster Posey is the Denard Robinson of Baseball. Except with smaller dreads. And slightly slower. But just slightly.

11/06/2010 - 4:47pm YAY

We didn't not suck worse than them!

11/06/2010 - 4:33pm Word.

I have a feeling he may be wearing the #1 jersey next year

 I think today clinched it. Very happy for him for this game regardless.

11/06/2010 - 4:30pm Amazing?

No, I don't think they played "amazing". They flashed some promise and made some positive plays. But they also got beat a lot.


And that's OK. I don't mind them getting beat. I just want to see them mix in some good with the bad while they do. And for the most part, they did.

11/06/2010 - 4:28pm Weird, weird game

...when we give up 65 points and my old man and I both agree that the Defense showed some promise.

10/01/2010 - 5:13pm Off the top of my head...

I am pretty sure Chris Perry and Braylon both were invited to NY. I also seem to remember Wheatley getting an invite, but I could be mistaken.


Edit: Apparently, my memory deceives.

10/01/2010 - 11:50am 100% agreed.

That contrast in styles is one of the reasons I'm so geeked to see Stanford-Oregon this weekend, even though I don't really have a strong rooting interest either way.

I remember watching a Miami-NYJ game last season and being thrilled because Miami had busted out several different Wildcat formations AND had run a few zone read plays with Pat White. It was amazing because NFL teams never do stuff like that. Which is a shame, obviously.

09/30/2010 - 6:26pm Fine, I'll bite.


09/30/2010 - 1:44pm Yes!


09/30/2010 - 12:14pm Dear Lloyd Brady's Mom.

We luf him. Really, we do. He is fantastic and you should encourage him to continue to be happy all the time for the rest of his days.




09/30/2010 - 12:09pm Agreed.

It's a 100% lock. That's him.

Also, I eagerly await the Lloyd Brady photoshop meme thread. EAGERLY.

09/29/2010 - 12:59pm Co-sign

on both of the above posts.

09/29/2010 - 12:55pm My favorite bit.. how he says over and over again that "UM, ANDERSON, THIS ISN'T PERSONAL, ANDERSON", but then:

Among other things, Shirvell has published blog posts that accuse Armstrong of going back on a campaign promise he made to minority students; engaging in "flagrant sexual promiscuity" with another male member of the student government; sexually seducing and influencing "a previously conservative [male] student" so much so that the student, according to Shirvell, "morphed into a proponent of the radical homosexual agenda;" hosting a gay orgy in his dorm room in October 2009; and trying to recruit incoming first year students "to join the homosexual 'lifestyle.' "


Also, I didn't know this bit:

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has declined to comment directly about Shirvell's comments.

Male model. Attorney General. RAGE Back. He is a man of many talents.

09/29/2010 - 10:01am Yeah.

As someone who is a (reasonably) close follower of Cal sports, this to me was the most shocking thing. Cal Rugby has won TWENTY FIVE national titles. During the Tom Holmoe lean years of the football team, the rugby team was more celebrated on campus than the footballers.

It's extremely sad all around. And, as someone who lives in this state, another alarming sign of financial apocalypse.

09/16/2010 - 2:53pm Wow.

What a dick.

09/13/2010 - 12:54pm This is great.

I hope you do this for every game.

09/12/2010 - 11:56am I like Denard Robinson

I like Denard Robinson because he wins games for the University of Michigan Wolverines.

09/12/2010 - 3:48am Um.

Mike Martin would like to have a word with both of you gentlemen.

08/27/2010 - 11:27am Research re preparation for

Research re preparation for trial.

0.2 hours (I like to watch it twice.)

08/27/2010 - 11:13am Hey,

You do what you gotta do to hit your billables, man.

(0.1 hours- client development).

08/26/2010 - 4:01pm Good call.

I actually had not thought of that. And if Michigan and Texas end up playing each other somehow, it'll be a 4 point swing.

08/26/2010 - 2:23pm Just agreed in principle to the following bet...

...with my buddy who is a Texas fan. Last year, I lost because I bet him the following:

Michigan Wins + Detroit Lions wins +2 vs. Texas wins.

I lost, obviously and I had to spring for dinner at the best Prime Rib place in San Francisco.

This year, I'm more confident, but the bet has gotten exponentially more complex. The base formula is similar, but now there are Big 10 vs. Big 12 implications.

Michigan wins + Lions Wins -1 vs. Texas wins.

Which is generally even, I think given that both UM and Detroit should be improved and Texas is due for a step back (even if ever so slightly). Plus if either UM or Detroit goes nuts and surprises people, I'm set.

HOWEVA, both he and I must ALSO choose one team from our conference to serve as conference negator. This means that every win that team gets is subtracted from our total. So basically, I'll chose Indiana or Minne$ota and each win they get comes off my total. He'll do the same for Baylor or Iowa State or something.

THEN we will both get a point for each bowl win our conference picks up, with the caveat that a bowl win for either Michigan or Texas will count as two overall points.

So, I have no idea how that will turn out, but it should keep things interesting past the end of October, unlike last year.

08/19/2010 - 7:34pm OK.

Rich Rodriguez will probably start at head coach.

Thats NOT confirmed. But comes from a very reliable source within UM, by the way.

07/06/2010 - 1:05pm Um...

Holy shit.

06/10/2010 - 6:00pm I think

I think Michigan should join NFL Europe.

06/09/2010 - 12:45pm As one of those former residents scattered to the winds...

...allow me to say: Good G-d, man. This is fantastic.

05/27/2010 - 1:45pm Indeed.

Even their chik'n offerings (sandwich patties, nuggets, etc.) are delicious.