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01/25/2018 - 8:25pm Right?

I don't get the hate for Pep. He had one year where John okorn and freshmen WRs were the tools at his disposal. I'm not saying he's great but he at least gets the opportunity to prove that he's good (or bad). Drevno now has a track record of poor performance. The fact that he is still here is mind boggling.

08/29/2017 - 12:12am Except college football

Except college football

08/06/2017 - 7:15pm he's still right

Even if you've only watched the first 3-4 seasons it's enough. The TV show has really butchered his character arc.

08/06/2017 - 4:08pm Before every GoT season

I made it a point to read them all before each GoT season to keep the stories appropriately separated in my head.

A side motivation is to preserve the intrigue of the original books. It's absurd to me that people poop on Feast and DWD. The hardcore readers typically possess the exact opposite sentiment.

08/06/2017 - 1:38pm Agreed

I've read all three way through five times. After my first read I was really disappointed in Feast and DWD.

Around my third read through they started to really click, and after five reads Feast and DWD are easily my favorites.

The series evolves from a story about a kingdom into a story about characters which is difficult at first to accept as a reader. But as you establish a connection and empathy towards the characters (Jamie, Arya - I'm looking at you), you grow to appreciate the character growth. All while knowing that soon in WOW, you'll be taken back to the fate of kingdom.

Vehemently disagree that the show is better than the books as someone mentioned below. I think that sentiment is rooted from a lot of the activity on GoT the past 2 seasons. But keep in mind that much of that story (though certainly not all) will come from the books

08/04/2017 - 10:20am What this guy said

I travel internationally about 10 times per year and work for one of the major card issuers.

1. Get a card with no foreign transaction fees. I recommend the Chase Sapphire preferred or the AMEX Gold card.

2. Get all cash from the ATMs there. Don't bother with local banks and definitely not the crooks in the airport.

3. Always choose to transact in local currency. Dynamic currency conversion may work out to pennies per transaction but it adds up.

04/26/2017 - 10:41am This

Made this decision about ten years ago. Made ESPN infinitely more tolerable.

04/20/2017 - 1:03pm Nope

I get high a couple times a week and have for a while. I also haven't had to inhale smoke while doing so in a couple years. It's not just joints and bongs anymore

01/16/2017 - 10:11pm Mostly accurate

Not that it matters. But Marrone wasn't fired from Buffalo. He opted out of his contract intentionally to gtfo... because Buffalo

11/23/2016 - 10:52am VPN

I would strongly recommend just investing in a VPN. If you look around you can find deals on getting 1 year of service for less than $50. I got a lifetime subscription to one and have already been able to catch games in Sydney and London this year, and I'll be in Paris for the big ten championship game. It's been a life saver

11/09/2016 - 11:22pm lol no

"Sure but they're better than msu right?

Iowa almost lost to Rutgers... at home... and didn't score the winning touchdown until about 5 minutes left in the game.

I understand that the past several years have scarred us, but worry not brothers, this will be a bloodbath.

I'm meeting with friends to play "take a shot every time Michigan scores" for this game and fully expect to black out

11/09/2016 - 3:11pm Freep Warning

Freep Warning

10/29/2016 - 6:20pm Maybe he's overreacting

But he's also completely right. Our defense was inexplicably shut down in the end of the third quarter and we spent all of the fourth quarter allowing them to chip away at the lead.

Had we committed to one more aggressive TD drive (which would have been simple since, to that point, they hadn't yet forced a punt), the game would have been out of reach.

Baffling

10/20/2016 - 8:24pm Thanks

Belushi's is the place. Was there last year for the Indiana game. Going to be in Sydney for the msu and Indiana games this year

10/20/2016 - 7:58pm Good luck

people are going to neg bomb you for no reason but I'll try and help.

there's an alumni group in London that meets in a bar downtown for every game. it's been a year since I've been there so I forget the name but do a search on Facebook for the Michigan alumni in London and they will help out.

Someone is going to point out that we have a sticky or Google doc for this. I'm going to point out that it's extremely outdated

06/05/2016 - 2:50pm Doubtful

We railroaded DB and he was just a giant douche. Can't imagine how quickly we'd alienate someone that fostered a rape culture

05/20/2016 - 1:15am Only if you use Kodi

If you really just want to use Netflix Hulu and Amazon video the stick will be fine. I'm just a cranky old man when it comes to the devices lagging

05/19/2016 - 11:13pm I have all 3

And can say that based off your description and the fact that you own an rPi (so do i), I'm going to assume that you are somewhat technically savvy.

That said, I can highly recommend none of those 3 options. I would recommend your spend an additional $20 and buy a Nexus player or the full fire TV box and load Kodi on it. Just Google it and you'll get all the info you need. The reason I recommend these is that the hardware bump truly makes a big difference. I find myself wanting to murder my fire TV stick and Roku. And Chromecast of course involves being a bit dependent on your phone(which I'm fine with but you may not be).

Anyway, I cut the cord about 4 years ago now so if you have any questions at all, hardware, software, or UI based I'm happy to help.

01/20/2016 - 8:31pm Upper Deck

Is upper deck in downtown Scottsdale still open? Used to go there for a lot of M games but it's admittedly been a few years.

01/04/2016 - 6:17pm I'm sure it's true

It's definitely true, that game became somewhat competitive. Our game was over by the end of the 1st half

01/04/2016 - 6:12pm Agreed

The only games I see that I would lean towards losses are staee, Stanford, and USC. Two of those three games are at home.

12/11/2015 - 8:21am Bravo

bravo

11/28/2015 - 12:43am Am I crazy

Am I crazy or is Harbaugh wearing a 49er just in that picture with an M just imposed onto his coat?

11/12/2015 - 12:48pm Ignore the posts then

1) Some people just travel for work (or fun) and like to watch Michigan games amongsts like-minded individuals. Your focus on my supposed 'humblebrag' is cynical and insecure. Grow up.

2) If these threads were useless they would never be posted. People start them, people get the help they requested, people ignore your rage. Move on.

3) The bar thread is rarely updated. If you'll notice in the thread there are people with actual experience in bars in London from no more than a month ago. While the bar thread can be useful, input from local alums/frequent travelers/residents is more useful.

 

Nobody cares about your posts but you. Please go climax to your points and then come back and downvote my post. Hopefully your post-coital satisfaction will bring you some solace

11/11/2015 - 10:14pm Excellent!

Thanks a lot man. Have at least 2-3 good suggestions now.

11/11/2015 - 10:08pm This is correct

I guess I just should have left Brighton out of it. Thank you for being awesome and not jumping at the chance to e-rage

11/11/2015 - 10:06pm Thank you

Thank you for the honest non-asshat response. Much appreciated, will likely end up here or at the Piccadilly circus spot mentioned.

Didn't realize everyone hates these threads, whenever someone asks about cities that I've lived I just give suggestions and move on.

10/04/2015 - 4:13pm 31-0

Michigan wins 31-0. #MELON

08/28/2015 - 9:07am How dare you

How dare you post a message about uniforms. That's WolverineDevotee's job!

08/11/2015 - 10:49pm 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

FML

07/15/2015 - 9:53pm that deal is outstanding

That's like $570 value for only $400. both of those games after getting game of the year talk (witcher 3 more so).

Also, PlayStation plus is needed to play games online. Plus you get about 2-3 games free each month. This month's free game, Rocket League, is amazing.

07/15/2015 - 11:41am Just posted FSU details above

This deal, over a 10 year period, is approximately 3 times that of FSU...

I keep looking at these details and thinking I've misinterpreted something...but I dont think I have. This contract is absurdly large. "Hats off" to Hackett is a gross understatement. The guy needs to be bronzed and placed in the center of campus.

07/15/2015 - 11:37am Need to know info of others

Curious to know the breakdown of other schools' cash/apparel amounts. That $169M number is absolutely insane. If typically contracts are represented in the amount of cash received ($77M or approx $7M per year), it definitely puts us above most all other schools, but not by the amount that we'd imagine.

Anyone know the amounts of the FSU/OSU deals?

Edit: Holy Shit..here's the FSU details via Rivals from 2 years ago.

The extension, signed June 27 of last year, stipulates that NIKE will provide FSU an average of 1.45 million in cash each year and 2.9 million in supplied product each year for five years, with a potential extension through 2022-2023. It also came with a hefty $3 million signing bonus. As a total, FSU's apparel contract is valued at roughly $24.5 million over the first five years, with a slight increase to $25 million in the next five years if the extension is signed. 

Quick Google search on Bama's deal (albeit from 5 years ago)

Fresh off a national title in football, Alabama on Friday placed the contract's value at nearly $30 million in cash and product over eight years.

 

 
06/18/2015 - 9:48pm While I agree

I care less about the apparel and more about seeing the epically awesome contract he negotiated that will make other Nike schools limp with jealousy

06/14/2015 - 8:22pm Trent Baalke

Is that you?

05/27/2015 - 12:01pm Can #101 Please be

Can #101 Please be: How long until fans revolt at ESPN's insistance on raping them with ads?

 

Seriously, you cant even pause them now and they take up half the screen. GET OFF MY LAWN.

10/21/2014 - 6:23pm Iowa

Iowa

  • Defense: 41/7
  • Offense: 96/69

That is just so classic Iowa.

 

*I have absolutely no idea what I meant by that*

10/08/2014 - 11:45am This is depressing

We knew it wouldn't be long before an article like this popped up. I think Rich handled it nicely. He's earned the right to put a little smirk on considering the current state of affairs. As an AZ resident it sucks though, because I will always cheer for the guy but it'll just remind me of what we could have had.

10/06/2014 - 6:59pm You forgot one point

You forgot one:

  • Hire former CEO of Blackberry to come oversee iPhone/iPad product development
09/06/2014 - 11:00pm Jesus Christ

Pick six to end the series. I think Notre Dame just fired Brady Home.

09/06/2014 - 10:16pm Great news

Guys I have excellent news! Even with the embarrassing display Michigan is currently putting on, it's extremely likely that 90% of the big ten is EVEN WORSE than we are.

BIG TENNNNNNNNNNN!

09/02/2014 - 1:16pm Depends

The use of an indefinite article with regards to an abbreviation or an acronym is really dependent on the reader.

If you read that phonetically as "An linebacker" then you clearly prefer a over an. If you read as "An ell bee" then an is appropriate.

What it really comes down to is whether LB is meant to be read as "ell bee" or "linebacker". I'm not sure there's a definitive rule for that.

Happy grammar nazi-ing!

08/20/2014 - 1:48am Wow

Crazy to read about this hear. Oddly enough I was childhood friends with Tim and the Shaw family. I went to the same Bible camp as him and his brothers for several years. I'm not exactly religious anymore but I wish only the best for him and his family.

03/05/2014 - 10:04pm While we're on topic of hug GIF's

Ace, we desperately need a single GIF with all the Andrew Dakich celebrations. This kid is pure gold.

02/13/2014 - 11:53am Not nearly as hopeful...

While you are correct in that the regional coverage of the 2 companies doesnt overlap with regards to cable...that's not what this merger is about. This is 100% about internet and net neutrality.

The cable industry is coming off one of it's worst years in...god who knows how long. Every provider is losing subscribers by the hundreds of thousands as customers flock to Netflix/Hulu/Aereo. So while you may not like the merger and cable pricing...what if you just want to go to full time streaming? Great! Just sign up for our internet offerings - all with either built in broadband data caps or throttling to make those video streams ever so laggy! (I believe companies like Verizon and Comcast already do this) Allowing one super company to control what content we view as well as how we view it and the quality with which we view it at is just...I mean...lol. 

Frustrating customers to the point of jumping ship won't matter to TWComcast, because they'll own the ocean too.

02/05/2014 - 1:17pm Definitely agree

Maybe it's because I see a little of the Jeremy Gallon Cloak Device in him, I don't know. But as long as his hands are solid, I see him wreaking havoc in the backfied. It certainly doesn't look like he'll have an issue getting open.

01/18/2014 - 10:14am Way to scrub the stats

You're manipulating that data. Hoke is 4-5 against our rivals, this is true.

A much more accurate statement is: Hoke is 0-4 against our rivals on the road. This statement is more relevant since all of our rivalry games are on the road next year.

01/09/2014 - 11:26am Why does it not make sense?

I don't see why people think it doesn't make sense. All asshattery aside, Kiffin's prowess as an OC has never been a debate. He's a very good to great OC. Additionally, Saban is a perfectionist. Losing 2 games, 1 of which was to Auburn (albeit on one of the craziest plays in CFB history) is unacceptable. To us, this is overreacting. To him, this is being proactive and staying ahead of the curve in the SEC, which is necessary for survival.

Ultimately, I think that BOTH UofM and Bama benefit from these moves, and I can live with that. 

01/09/2014 - 11:20am Pos'd you

Pos'd you because of justice.

You're just asking the questions that have to be asked, which was my first reaction. Clearly he has a good track record of improving offenses, and can coach at the highest level as he won an NC. 

But something is up. It makes no sense for a guy running the O at Alabama, who historically is on our level but recently is certainly ahead of us, to jump to OC at a program who isn't as successful. Especially when he's been mentioned as a HC candidate at BCS level programs.

This could be as simple as Saban legitimately wanting the change to Kiffin and Nuss catching a bad break, in fact, I think it's just that. Hopefully we get our answer soon. Either way, Nuss is a significant upgrade to Borges and I think our offense will be better next year as a result. Hurray.

01/08/2014 - 1:51pm Good game, but gets old quick....

It's good, but it got old kind of quick. And by quick, I mean 120+ hours. I pos'd someone in this thread because they hit the nail on the head by saying games have gotten just too easy. While there definitely is a LOT to do in Skyrim, I wouldn't say that any of it is particularly hard. Still a good game tho, worth $60 (thats what I paid on PS3 a couple years ago, no clue what it costs now on console/steam).