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09/20/2018 - 3:37pm It should come as no surpise…

It should come as no surpise that if Michigan is able to pull a top recruit out of Oklahoma, it would be on the defensive side of the ball.  Academics aside (where Michigan is clearly head and shoulders above both OU and OSU), Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both have high powered offenses and have put a lot of players in the league.  Their defenses, not so much.

09/20/2018 - 9:27am The mighty Huskers

Suffer…

The mighty Huskers

Suffer Wolverine beat down

Limp back to corn land

 

09/20/2018 - 9:19am Frosty the Husker

Was a…

Frosty the Husker

Was a pompous little ass

With a cornhole mouth

09/17/2018 - 11:19pm (No subject)

Mitchell Balenger

 

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09/17/2018 - 11:15pm  

Mr. French:

Vaha Vainuku

 

Mr. French:

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09/05/2018 - 12:32pm It would seem that many…

It would seem that many posters here think that Brian chose your option 1 (if they had to pick one of the four). I know diddly squat about IT, but from reading some posters with knowledge of such things, they almost all advised going away from Drupal to something different. I'm sure that would have created its own problems, but it makes me wonder what the site would look like using a different platform.

08/22/2018 - 9:10am There's another serious…

There's another serious problem with this editorial, aside from the number of players others have pointed out.  I'm assuming she's using this article for her information:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5343527/

According to this article there were 5 exertional heat related deaths among NCAA football players between 2000 and 2017.  The other deaths were related to sickle cell anemia, heart defects, or asthma, so if she wants to make the comparison to the NFL on equal grounds, it's zero deaths to five.

08/20/2018 - 11:37pm We will probably never know…

We will probably never know for sure what happened, but it's entirely possible that his move isn't about his football skills or prospect for starting.  It could football related, but it could also be academic, social, personal, legal, any number of other possibilities or some combination.

08/20/2018 - 2:44pm Frost is responding to…

Frost is responding to something specific and quantifiable that occurred on his watch.  Harbaugh was correct to not respond to some rather vague claims of bully coaching from two years ago.  He's in a no win situation.  He'll either come across like Muschamp (who was rightly criticized) in defending Durkin or open questions to what he did or did not do to reign in Durkin's bullying.  There is no way for Harbaugh to answer that isn't going to lead to a lot more questions and probable unwarranted criticism.  It's about like trying to answer the question "when did you stop beating your wife?"

08/18/2018 - 10:44pm Bucky's5thQuarter just wrote…

Bucky's5thQuarter just wrote a story posted this morning singing the praises of Cephus's play in fall camp..then this story breaks.  And the first comment about his possible legal problems is a real doozy:

#Metoo Movement is out to destroy men

It’s time to stand up for our men with #MGTOW. No more will these gold digging whores be given power to say or do whatever they want. They should go to prison for these false allegations. If found innocent Q could still suffer major backlash from this in his career and socially for the rest of his life.

They can take our lives but they can never take our freedom.

Posted  by redpill101  on Aug 18, 2018 | 9:25 PM

Edit: I guess Bucky deleted the above response as it no longer shows up. (And hurray! the edit function has returned!)

08/16/2018 - 10:51pm It really baffles me how…

It really baffles me how many people watching a game live just stare at the video board.  I try to take in as much as I can.  Sometimes I watch line play, sometimes I watch to see what the defensive backfield is doing.  I know if I rewatch the game at home later or watch a replay in stadium, I will be able to watch the ball and what is going on there. Between plays, I scan the sidelines to see if I notice anything the coaches, trainers, or players are doing that seems out of the ordinary.  It sometimes gives me a heads up to someone being injured, coaches spatting with someone that might influence what will happen on the field.

08/11/2018 - 8:33am It was really strange…

It was really strange watching BTN with their bus tour stop at Maryland.  I know they did the interviews and taped the show before the ESPN stories were published, but it just made it look like amateur hour. Durkin was all smiles and no hint of anything amiss in any of the questions or answers.

08/07/2018 - 2:30pm Early 1960s when I was 3 or…

Early 1960s when I was 3 or 4, my dad was taking my sister and me to the store, forgot something, pulled back into the driveway and left the car running.  I hopped into the front seat and started playing with the steering wheel and gear shifter (could not reach pedals and had no idea about them anyway).  I'm pretty sure I just got the car into neutral, but that was enough for the car to roll backwards down the driveway, across the street, over the curb, and into a tree.  I hopped back into the back seat, and when my dad came out, blamed my sister (who was 1 or 2 at the time).  

I remember being scared about my punishment and couldn't understand at the time why I didn't get a beating with the belt, which was the usual punishment for serious transgressions.  I remember my dad saying it would cost $50 to fix the bumper.  Of course as I got older, I realized he didn't punish me because he knew he was the primary one at fault for leaving the car running.

08/01/2018 - 9:13pm Leaders And Best

August 1st…

Leaders And Best

August 1st, 2018 at 12:54 PM ^

"It is also interesting to see some of the reporters who are silent on Twitter and other media about this. A certain Pete Thamel comes to mind who harassed Harbaugh last summer about his "antics" and has been a writer who has in the past had close reporting ties to Urban. Nothing."

Thamel is the same idiot who did the thorougly discredited "expose" on that other OSU team, Oklahoma State University.  The story was promoted to the hilt but once published so many holes and falsehoods were uncovered that it turned out to be more of an expose of Thamel's (and SI's) incompetence than anything negative about Okie State.

 

07/15/2018 - 7:45am That's when that in-ground…

That's when that in-ground pool of yours can come in handy.

 

07/15/2018 - 7:04am My future son in law works…

My future son in law works at a 3D printing shop and made an engagement ring--just a metal band with design to it.  He used that for the proposal but since then they shopped together and my daughter has a ring with a large sapphire and small diamonds.

I proposed to my wife in during a drunken argument.  It was the only think I could think of to say that would get her to shut up, so I just blurted out "will you marry me".  It worked; she was stunned into silence.  I went back to my place and slept it off.  We already had a date for the next day.  I kept thinking, "did I really say that, will she even remember, and what do I do now?"  The next day  she asked me if I really meant what I had said the night before, and I said I did.  We've been married 32 years.

Long story short, we went shopping together, so I never had the problem of trying to guess what she wanted.  My father did give me advice that I followed: either pay up and get something you'll be happy with the rest of your lives, or go budget with the expectation that when you have more money (we were both grad students at the time) you'll upgrade: don't do it half-way and end up paying a lot for something you're going to want to replace in a few years.  It worked for us.  I got her a nice diamond solitare that has stood the test of time.

07/13/2018 - 10:50pm Thanks for all the responses…

Thanks for all the responses. I am definitely leaning now towards food / refreshments.  That sounds like a good idea.

07/13/2018 - 10:44pm Jim Rockford and Barney…

Jim Rockford and Barney Miller are two of my favorites, but I think Angel Martin from Rockford Files may be top of the list for me, though he only appeared in about 1/3 of the episodes.

07/13/2018 - 10:06pm It looks like you're not…

It looks like you're not alone in getting a crappy product from Kraftmaid:

http://www.kitchenreviews.com/cabinets/reviews/kraftmaid/

07/13/2018 - 4:48pm I have never made a…

I have never made a complaint, but I did shy away from the big box home repair stores for carpeting based on reviews I've seen ( I'm having carpeting replaced after the painting is completed, mentioned in the previous thread).

Basically, it seems that stores like Lowes and Home Depot give you a list of contractors to do install, but don't stand behind their work--it's up to you to work out with the contractor.  The complaints I have seen often revolve around a dispute between the manufacturer and contractor as to who is at fault when a product fails, and the big box stores seem not to want to get involved.

07/12/2018 - 10:22am Congrats to Robinson for his…

Congrats to Robinson for his success!  It's amazing to see how much he has developed his game.  All that hard work and good coaching is paying off.

07/03/2018 - 2:20pm True.  In my defense, I'm an…

True.  In my defense, I'm an old fart and don't go out much at night.  They are installing trolleys in the downtown and Bricktown area though, and that should make it even more appealing. Mass transit is one are that OKC lags most other cities, so although it will only service a small part of the metro, it is a welcome upgrade.

07/03/2018 - 9:23am Oklahoma City

Pros

Low…

Oklahoma City

Pros

Low cost of living

People are friendly

Winter weather isn't so bad

Cons

State finances / economy not diversified enough--too tied to oil prices

Education is so-so (the two big public universities, OU and OSU would be at the bottom of Big Ten academically--but they are inexpensive)

Weather in the spring (hail, tornadoes) and summer (temperatures in the 90s and 100s) isn't the best

06/26/2018 - 9:18am And I hear there's a pill…

And I hear there's a pill for that....

06/19/2018 - 11:23pm So you're saying something…

So you're saying something good came from the Rich Rod years? 

06/19/2018 - 8:33am Wisconsin will probably win…

Wisconsin will probably win the Big Ten West again, then get beat by Michigan or Ohio State in Indianapolis, but it is easier to pick the Big Ten West victor.  In the East, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State all have a possiblity to win.

06/15/2018 - 4:30am I had to go through Brian's…

I had to go through Brian's post again, because I completely missed the mention and link to a story about MSU (at the very end of the post) https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/06/11/essay-emerging-culture-patronage-michigan-state#.Wx6NVPl9Xw0.twitter

The sad thing is that there are so many things wrong with leadership at MSU that most people are in the "not this shit again" mode and move on.  For the taxpayers in Michigan, the students, faculty, and staff at MSU, though, they are potentially saddled with these crony appointments, high salaries and benefits for years to come. 

06/15/2018 - 4:05am Yes, and Belein's family…

Yes, and Belein's family connection to WWII and the movie Saving Private Ryan was discussed at that time.

06/14/2018 - 6:10am I remember that 2013 haul of…

I remember that 2013 haul of Olinemen. It was heralded as one of the top or if not the top in the nation, and on paper, it was. Six highly ranked recruits.  The only one to still be around for a full career was Kugler, and he never came close to playing at the level most expected of him. Many thought he would be a 2-3 year starter and likely all Big Ten candidate by the end of his Michigan career.

06/14/2018 - 12:12am Best wishes for a full…

Best wishes for a full recovery and opportunity for him to continue to impress both on and off the basketball court.

06/12/2018 - 10:04am I'm guessing you meant to…

I'm guessing you meant to say "overrated."  

06/11/2018 - 6:40am Out hit a Scott Frost…

Out hit a Scott Frost coached team.

06/09/2018 - 10:57pm From the article: "Harbaugh…

From the article: "Harbaugh hasn't had anyone who is close to the level Patterson over the last three years."

I beg to differ.  Jake Rudock was performing at a very high level in 2015, especially at the end of the season.  

06/08/2018 - 3:25am Windows sucks.

Windows sucks.

06/08/2018 - 3:23am Use that Michigan degree to…

Use that Michigan degree to make enough money to hire yourself a chauffeur: problem solved.

Or, buy yourself a house with a garage, or a remote start for your car.

06/08/2018 - 3:05am Gray sounds like an…

Gray sounds like an excellent addition to the class! I can't wait to see him in the Maize and Blue.

06/07/2018 - 11:11pm Hey, Nebraska is probably…

Hey, Nebraska is probably one of the better academic schools in the US east of the Rockies, west of the Mississippi, and north of Kansas.

06/06/2018 - 11:53pm Here's a video of the last…

Here's a video of the last 20 seconds of the race.  

https://twitter.com/NCAATrackField/status/1004556546515169281

06/06/2018 - 11:38pm Congratulations to Mr…

Congratulations to Mr. Flanagan!!!  Way to represent the Maize and Blue!

06/06/2018 - 11:38pm Congratulations to Mr…

Congratulations to Mr. Flanagan!!!  Way to represent the Maize and Blue!

06/06/2018 - 11:38pm Congratulations to Mr…

Congratulations to Mr. Flanagan!!!  Way to represent the Maize and Blue!

06/06/2018 - 11:31pm Made the mistake of seeing…

Made the mistake of seeing what Sparties had to say over at RCMB (before the news than Beilein was staying).  The consensus seemed to be

1) they hoped Beilein would take the Pistons job--not that Beilein is very good (he's just lucky) and that it would make Izzo's job a lot easier--no--it's not that at all;

2) Beilein wants the Pistons job because he's jealous of all the publicity Harbaugh gets;

3) his agent is behind this to get more money out of Michigan (which could be partially true, except Beilein doesn't have an agent).

So, Beilein's a no-good, jealous money grubber (oh and he changes jobs all the time as well).

 

06/06/2018 - 3:30pm Not that I ever thought he…

Not that I ever thought he wouldn't be back, but whoo hoo!!!

06/04/2018 - 7:02am It saddens me to see how many

It saddens me to see how many Michigan fans don't understand the way the Harbaughs use the phrase "Who's got it better than us? Nobody!"

Jack used this phrase when his boys were growing up as a way to encourage them and find a positive way to view the situation, like when their mother needed to use the car and Jim and John got to (not had to) walk to school.  Obviously a lot of people had it better than them in a literal sense, owning more than one car, but that's not what the phrase means when used by the Harbaughs.

 

06/01/2018 - 11:13pm Yes, I'm old.

Jim Smith

Dennis Franklin

Mike Lantry

Gordon Bell

06/01/2018 - 7:39am If you're old enough, you

If you're old enough, you might remember brands like Willys, Nash, Packard, DeSoto, Checker, REO, and AMC still on the road.

06/01/2018 - 7:39am If you're old enough, you

If you're old enough, you might remember brands like Willys, Nash, Packard, DeSoto, Checker, REO, and AMC still on the road.

05/26/2018 - 7:59pm Though set during WW I,

Though set during WW I, another Bogart film worth watching is The African Queen.  Of course it's less about war and more about the relationship between the Bogart and Hepburn characters.

05/26/2018 - 8:19am I think I read that same

I think I read that same source, but it seemed to be a writer just going by class and star rating from high school, IOW, not really solid information.  The only source I saw that seemed based on real information had Swenson as a possible second string RT behind a player the class behind him, so passed up by a younger player.  There is also a new JC transfer to throw into the mix, 6'9" 315  David Swaby.

Obviously it's too soon to say, but so far there's no indication that Swenson is likely to start any time soon.

05/24/2018 - 8:44pm Painting.  A broken pipe

Painting.  A broken pipe flooded the family room.  Tore out and threw away thewet carpet and pad and figured I might as well paint before I install the new flooring. Trying to decide between vinyl and carpeting.