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03/14/2018 - 11:02am Happens to me with my Android

Happens to me with my Android phone too, not so much here but on several other sites. Super annoying.

12/18/2017 - 11:16am Me too

I got it for Christmas and it was awesome. My bestfriend was mind-boggled with envy, so much so he still (like 30+ years later) occasionally brings it up and expresses his dismay that I was so lucky.

10/23/2017 - 12:23pm I live in DC. I don't care

I live in DC. I don't care enough to bother defendning it (no way I'd live here if I didn't need to for my job), but I must say: NYC is way, way, way, way, way dirtier. It isn't even close.

10/23/2017 - 12:13pm Spot on about the parking. We

Spot on about the parking. We didn't reserve in advance two years ago and I regretted it. I found a spot in a neighborhood but it was a rather long walk.

08/30/2017 - 9:44pm 38 - 20

38 - 20

08/28/2017 - 11:34pm 5 - 46

Who knew going 5 - 46 against winning teams warranted the biggest payday in the league's history?

08/06/2017 - 12:26am Both of my kids went to games

Both of my kids went to games at that age (and younger). It was fine, but largely because my wife isn't a super fan so she didn't mind taking him out to play in the grass every so often. The kid won't remember it, of course, but that never bothered me. Some might consider it a waste of money, but I never did. I do think it's important that one parent be willing to miss much of the game taking care of the kid, but if so it's fine. Like I said, I've done it multiple times with multiple kids and have no regrets.

07/11/2017 - 12:45pm Beat me to it.

Beat me to it.

07/10/2017 - 12:23pm Yes! Wooooooo!!!

Yes! Wooooooo!!!

05/24/2017 - 4:28pm July!

DAMMIT! For months I've been sure it was coming back on JUNE 16. I am now despondent.

03/10/2017 - 3:39pm The UM ticket office didn't

The UM ticket office didn't offer tickets for yesterday's or today's game (as best I could tell), so I doubt they'll offer any for tomorrow. There are tickets on Ticketmaster, $50 for upperlevel corner. Stubhub has a bunch, but they aren't cheap now. Yesterday's game there were tickets going for $6, and today's for about $15.

02/07/2017 - 12:25pm Don't forget the Raiders

So it's:  Raiders  ->  Tenn  ->  USC  ->  Bama  ->  FAU

Tennessee to USC is a promotion in my book, but that's one vicious downward trajectory otherwise.

01/25/2017 - 10:58am Good.
 

Good.

 

01/11/2017 - 4:35pm It's not just you. Pricing on

It's not just you. Pricing on most stuff is outrageous. They're gouging us.

01/11/2017 - 4:28pm Only thing I bought was the

Only thing I bought was the annual t-shirt. Loved the new design, but my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw it was $26 and thinner than 1-ply TP. That is very nearly double what the Adidas season shirts were, IIRC. I vaguely recall paying about $50 for three shirts (one for me, my dad, and my older son) in the Adidas days, but this year it was close to $90. And, to salt the wound, the quality was actually worse (which I wouldn't have thought was possible)!

So, at least for the annual shirts, it was an absolutely terrible, terrible POS t-shirt (with a nice design) for nearly $30 after tax. Which is bad, and frankly had me feeling like the University/Nike was ripping off the fans. For the first time, I was actually embarrased to send my dad such an utterly crappy piece of clothing.

The uniforms are fine, though I didn't really have a problem with most of the Adidas uniforms either (except for the "uniformz" versions for FB, and most of the BB unis were horrendous).

The shoes . . . I'm tempted to call them ugly, but I'll just leave it at: not my style.

12/20/2016 - 1:55pm Brain fart

Thanks for that. I had briefly confused Lupoi with Tuioti... I feel dumb.  <insert sheepish emoji>

12/20/2016 - 1:49pm Lupoi?

Why would it be good for Michigan if Lupoi (Harris's primary recruiter) leaves? I assume there's just a missing "not" before "very good,' but maybe I'm the one who's missing something.

12/13/2016 - 12:53pm Pretty sure Seth made this

Pretty sure Seth made this the question of the week, or whatever, entirely because he wanted to (re)make the Middle Brother joke. That is totally fine with me. It's gold.

 

Also: (1) The Situation Trophy is pure genius; and (2) maybe UCF would've taken Diaco more seriously if they realized he wasn't just a PR guy for Dunkin' Donuts.

10/12/2016 - 1:44pm Beat me to it

I was going to post the exact same thing.

09/27/2016 - 3:04pm 38-9

38-9

09/07/2016 - 6:15pm 59-0

59-0

(Edit: Sorry for the double post. A bit overly excited I guess. My friends call me Double Down.)

09/07/2016 - 6:07pm 59-0

59-0

07/29/2016 - 12:38pm Age of consent

In some states, and Ohio is one of them, the age of consent is under the age of majority. Age of consent in Ohio is 16, with some "near in age" exceptions (it isn't statutory rape when a 17yo sleeps with a 15yo, etc).

04/19/2016 - 2:35pm Very understandable

Very understandble though since a ton of lawyers like to put "Juris Doctorate" on their resumes or on-line biographies. I think they do it because it sounds fancier. They'd also say that the degree is a "doctoral" degree, so it isn't wrong, but others (including me) disagree.

04/19/2016 - 1:02pm Sorry, pet peeve of mine, but...

UMLS doesn't grant a degree called "Juris Doctorate." I don't think there's a law school in the country that does. JD pretty universally stands for Juris Doctor.

03/07/2016 - 12:19pm Seems like there was an

Seems like there was an article not all that long ago arguing that the dunk is ruining the game. Seems like everything is being ruined by the next generation, one way or another.

03/07/2016 - 12:11pm "Deserve's got nothing to do

"Deserve's got nothing to do with it."  - Unforgiven

03/01/2016 - 10:11am Between 155 and 160 in a

Between 155 and 160 in a built '93 Z-28. Out in the middle of nowhere in central California, east of the Sierras. Absolutely not legal. I was young and stupid.

Recently drove my dad's DB9 and it felt like it could build speed for days. But I'm not quite so foolish anymore.

02/02/2016 - 2:58pm I (politely) disagree

I have heard reported that there are some people who enjoy that note, but of the halfdozen or so serious Infinite Jest fans among my group of friends, every single one of them finds that note to be slog. I absolutely *hated* that note the first time I read the book.  

02/02/2016 - 2:27pm Superb and probably occasionally maddening

As someone else said above, it is probably the most rewarding book I've ever read. The prose is incredible (with maybe one or two short exceptions), yes. But I think it works best for you if you can relate to or are interested in one or more of the underlying issues the book is "about"--addiction, tennis, depression, and identity were the big things for me. I love it like no other book.

That said, I don't force it on anyone. It's not for everyone, and I don't think it's about (as some have maybe sarcastically suggested above) intelligence or snobbery. My wife is insanely smart, a serious reader, etc, and I know it just isn't her cup of tea. There are some books I'd recommend to almost anyone. Infinite Jest is not one of those books.

Unlike some people who love it, I won't say it isn't "hard." It was hard for me, at first at least. I wanted to throw it against a wall several times. It is long. It often seems to be heading off in too many directions. It has lots of endnotes, some of which go on for what seems like forever. One of the things that kept me going was I had read somewhere that readers often get stymied early on, but if you make it past the first 250 pages, you won't want to put it down. This is exactly what happened to me, but for me it was more like 300 or 350 pages. But once I got to that point, it had its hooks in me deep. As I neared the end, I was starting to think it wasn't long enough.

As to your specific questions, there's a plot for sure. It is multifaceted and not presented linearly, but it is there. If you want a straight forward story that goes directly from start to finish, this isn't that. That said, I became very invested in the characters--the structure of the book didn't hurt me in that regard, it might have actually even helped.

 

01/28/2016 - 4:14pm Best avatar ever

Best avatar ever. I've been meaning to say that for years. Can't recall if I ever did, but figure it bears repeating.

01/12/2016 - 1:56pm Why does the blog refer to

Why does the blog refer to PSU's recently departed DC as John Shoop when his name is Bob? I saw it the other day in something Ace or Seth posted (I think). I had been figuring it was a joke I wasn't getting, or maybe changing Bob to John because too many people confuse Bob Shoop with Bob Stoops? But...there is a John Shoop, and he coaches at Purdue (did? not sure if he was let go).

01/06/2016 - 2:35pm 9's a stripe

9's a stripe. What the hell is going on here?

 

12/24/2015 - 1:16pm I'll grant you the Google

I'll grant you the Google thing, but there are almost certainly lots of people who know a great deal about college football who don't know who Detmer is. Anyone under 23 or so wasn't even born yet when Detmer was playing. I consider myself "old" and the bulk of his college playing days happened when I was in junior high.

12/20/2015 - 5:08pm Must not be many people

Must not be many people checking the board today. This deserves way more than 6 up votes.

12/17/2015 - 12:24pm Interesting that the photos

Interesting that the photos from the slideshow show him competing against a team in what look very much like Michigan uniforms AND a team in what look very much like FSU uniforms. Clever photo choices by the editors, or just a coincidence that the best photos they had are from games where he played against those two teams.

12/16/2015 - 4:34pm I went to M's last two Rose

I went to M's last two Rose Bowl games and for both of them I found people selling tickets for $20 at the stadium about an hour before kickoff. And of course one of those games was against USC! I think face value was $120. It totally blew my mind and has forever changed my approach to getting bowl game tickets.

Though with the Rose Bowl I guess it does take some serious confidence to show up with no tickets, given what a pain it is to get to the stadium on game day.

12/16/2015 - 9:48am Amen, brother. Amen.

Amen, brother. Amen.

12/14/2015 - 11:01pm Official measurements

It hadn't occurred to me, but now that you mention it, it does seem like they are fewer and farther between. Interesting.

12/02/2015 - 3:17pm Between Eastern and Michigan?

Between Eastern and Michigan? That must be the shortest 16 miles on Earth.

11/27/2015 - 9:35pm 19-10

19-10

11/18/2015 - 11:40pm 30-6

30-6

11/17/2015 - 9:42pm Anyone know what the

Anyone know what the asterisks signify?

11/12/2015 - 7:57pm 45-17

45-17

11/10/2015 - 5:23pm It's actually an "IPL"

Wolverine State specializes in lagers. They call their Gulo Gulo an "India Pale Lager."

Just an FYI.

 

11/06/2015 - 10:37am 48-0

48-0

10/29/2015 - 4:07pm 31-6
(was beat to 24-3)

31-6

(was beat to 24-3)

10/29/2015 - 4:05pm 24-3

24-3

10/23/2015 - 3:17pm And its owned and run by alums!

Husband and wife both have degrees from Michigan.

(and no, I'm not one of them)

10/23/2015 - 12:19pm What's the number under the

What's the number under the position? I was going along assuming it was the approximate number the team would want to take at that position, but then got to CB and was like, we're going to take 8 corners? That can't be right.