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07/15/2018 - 9:39am Projector is only 1080p and…

Projector is only 1080p and probably isn’t as good as 4K, but I would never know the difference.  Michigan games look great and movies are awesome.  It’s in the basement so I don’t have to worry about light.  Pretty good even with a light on though

07/15/2018 - 9:36am I eat it raw so the…

I eat it raw so the refrigeration helps.

07/14/2018 - 11:05pm Diamonds and jewelry are…

Diamonds and jewelry are stupid.  I wear a $23 band from Amazon. But,  my wife is fancy and comes from a fancy town.  I bought her a relatively bigger ring than I thought I should have and I get credit for it on a regular basis.   As long as you have the money (cash) get her something nice.  An extra $X won’t matter in the long run. 

07/14/2018 - 9:00pm 1.  Monkey Bars in the play…

1.  Monkey Bars in the play room—probably the most dangerous thing for young kids, but my kids love it and they are jacked up from using them all the time.

 

2.  Projector with cheap surround sound.  110” screen.  For $1,000 we have real  movie nights.

 

3.  Garage fridge—cold bear, cold Sangria,  Bourbon Slushes, etc.

07/14/2018 - 6:02pm He was always going to go to…

He was always going to go to USC.  Nice we were being considered.

07/13/2018 - 4:20pm Bang me!   (I've said a lot…

Bang me!   (I've said a lot of clever and insightful things lately.)

07/12/2018 - 12:20pm But I do agree that the OP…

But I do agree that the OP should grow a pair and get over it.

07/12/2018 - 12:19pm Anonymous sports forums aren…

Anonymous sports forums aren't good places for political rants.  Despite the proliferation of #fakenews on facebook it is a good forum because you know your crazy uncle or crazy nephew and you can point them to snopes or politifact or the WSJ/NYT to call them on their BS.  

I get that there are radical changes going on and the whole Martin Niemoller "when the took away the X I did nothing" thing, but speak up and talk to people you know and not random folks on MGoBlog.   My repeated talking point isn't going to convince you that your repeated talking point is wrong.

07/11/2018 - 2:07pm There was talk on here the…

There was talk on here the other day about how winning cures all evils.   Hitler was a loser.  Hopefully Kevin Wilson continues to be.  

OSU is sort of a reform school for coaches.   Meyer's circle of trust at Florida was full of miscreants (one murderer),  Larry Johnson and Greg Schiano knew about the pedophilia at PSU and did nothing and Kevin Wilson abused his players and praised hitler.   I'm taking their collective worst acts, but collectively it ends up being a sketchy group.

07/09/2018 - 7:41am Mojo definitely had a good…

Mojo definitely had a good name, but never really seemed to have earned it.

07/06/2018 - 10:53am I live in Buffalo.   Never…

I live in Buffalo.   Never had wings more than once every few years before living here.  Now I probably have them 3-4 times a month.  They're pretty good.   Odd thing though, the wings are bigger in Buffalo than other places.  Not sure why that would be, but it seems to be true.  The wings are also better here.   

07/05/2018 - 7:23pm From all the blogs it seems…

From all the blogs it seems like we have a zero percent chance of flipping Logan Brown, which is a bummer.  Sucks needing lineman so badly and missing on two top [10?] in-state guys.   Hopefully Mazie Smith is in Logan Brown's ear, but in my mind that ship has sailed. 

Need Keegan.

Want Karlaftis just because his story is great and we were in on him early.  

I don't think we've had a player like Crouch except for maybe Woodson.  (He's like Woodson but big.)  Do want.

Obviously want the rest of those guys, but to a certain extent it is just star gazing.  

 

07/04/2018 - 11:17am Wonder if the kid has a …

Wonder if the kid has a [Nigerian] accent or a Scottish accent.

07/04/2018 - 11:16am "Right kids"   I'll take a…

"Right kids"   I'll take a freak athlete with an oil executive (engineer?) father and only 3 stars any day of the week.

07/04/2018 - 9:15am Taco Charlton but fast (er).

Taco Charlton but fast (er).

07/03/2018 - 10:32pm 1. Breaking Bad

2. The Wire…

1. Breaking Bad

2. The Wire

3. Rome

4.  Deadwood/Justified

5.  The Killing

(6. Cartoon: Thundar the Barbarian)

07/03/2018 - 10:27pm I thought it was a little…

I thought it was a little flat and kept going in circles most of the time.

07/03/2018 - 8:19pm I'm on a UofM vs. MSU trash…

I'm on a UofM vs. MSU trash talking group.   The big criticism  from MSU fans is that UofM recruits are rated too high, and that they get bumped up just because they are UofM recruits.   A lot of our recruits are going to get bumped up now simply because they are now going to get evaluated in more detail.  What say you?  Is the Michigan bump fair or unfair.  Do other schools get this bump?

07/03/2018 - 12:40pm Is it Iowa that has a pink…

Is it Iowa that has a pink visitors locker room?   What psychological advantages could you gain in locker room design that are not immoral/unethical?   

Ugly paint?

Lockers that just fit whatever you need to put in them?

Mounted ipads so players get distracted?

mirrors that make the players look smaller?

subliminal messages? Hail to the victors pumped in at almost inaudible levels?

07/03/2018 - 10:44am Didn't know of Denver before…

Didn't know of Denver before yesterday,  but analyst quotes are great.  Willie Henry and Mo Hurst had great quotes like that where even though they weren't the highest rated guys you could tell there was something special about them.  

07/03/2018 - 12:37am Welcome Denver!

Welcome Denver!

07/02/2018 - 5:52pm Brian Maurer, former OSU QB…

Brian Maurer, former OSU QB commit, feels like OSU lied to him as well.    

I don't think OSU is lying to recruits, misunderstanding happen, but I like that it is becoming a meme.  

07/02/2018 - 3:38pm Lived in Lansing for a few…

Lived in Lansing for a few years in middle/HS.   School was fun, but my family did not like the city itself.   East Lansing and the suburbs might be different.  ...and things could have changed in the past few decades.

07/02/2018 - 1:30pm i.e. Trophies.  My daughter…

i.e. Trophies.  My daughter and I raced my wife and sons home the other day.  My daughter said that we would get trophies for winning and that the other car would get participation trophies for being losers.   Maybe we have the whole thing backwards.  When we were kids we'd get trophies for winning and if you lost you just went on with your life.  Today, we give trophies to the winners and ribbons to the losers so that they have a momento of their failure.  

Naw.  Kids today are wimps.

07/02/2018 - 11:10am Please lock this thread.  I…

Please lock this thread.  I don't want to know anyone's political opinions on this site.  

07/01/2018 - 3:21pm +1    That would be pretty…

+1    That would be pretty cool.

06/30/2018 - 8:01pm Jung

Nietzsche

Darwin

Jung

Nietzsche

Darwin

Marx

Ray Kurzweil

06/30/2018 - 1:36pm Do I need to bookmark this,…

Do I need to bookmark this, or are there links from the menu?   I need to know because sometimes I come up with some pretty witty stuff.  I wouldn't want to deprive you guys of my insights.

06/29/2018 - 12:59pm Grace is a difficult concept…

Grace is a difficult concept to master let alone for a 16-17-18 year-old kid who has reporters asking him questions.   It takes a long time to realize you don't have to answer the question that was asked. 

Why didn't you pick school X?   

All of the schools were top notch, but school Y is where I clicked.

 

06/29/2018 - 10:15am He has a face that I…

He has a face that I associate with a smoker from the 1970's.   You know the hardened police detective who takes a drag before squinting and telling you who did it, or the friendly salesman on his break, or Billy Dee playing poker in his club.   This is in no way a dis.  Those guys were cool.


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06/29/2018 - 8:29am Doesn’t really have anything…

Doesn’t really have anything to do with football, but I’m a van guy.

06/29/2018 - 8:28am I’ve never been laid in a…

I’ve never been laid in a vette ....

06/27/2018 - 10:40am Is William Harrod no longer…

Is William Harrod no longer an option at OT?  He's 100% Michigan on 247.

06/27/2018 - 9:10am Where is the create content…

Where is the create content link?  I have well over 100 points.  (My most prized possession.)

06/27/2018 - 9:08am Any Lewis Cine news?   There…

Any Lewis Cine news?   There was a Maizenbrew article on June 8th where he talked about being buds with Don Brown and then another article, about how he was surprised at how much he liked Michigan after his visit.  

06/26/2018 - 1:05pm The Jackson 5's going back…

The Jackson 5's going back to Indiana is a great song.   They are from Gary, IN.    Only positive I can think of for that city.

06/26/2018 - 10:22am The commits are a fantastic…

The commits are a fantastic D-line class.  If we get either Ojabo, Harrison or Karlaftis this will be an epic D-line class.  Two out of three and we win the national championship.   3 out of 3 plus Crouch and we're freakin' Thanos.

  • Commits: Chris Hinton, Mazi Smith, Stephen Herron, Gabe Newburg
  • In it: David Ojabo
  • Long shots: Zach Harrison, George Karlaftis
06/26/2018 - 9:28am The OP makes sense.  Any…

The OP makes sense.  Any data/evaluation increases the likelihood that the players star rating is accurate.   The difference is that the coaches are actually coaches and are evaluating the player's tape in detail and are evaluating the player in person, in detail.   The coaches take on the player's worth are much more important than the recruiting services.     That said,  the top [50] guys who everyone in the world has evaluated are much more likely to be successful because of the preponderance of data.  

Last point:  Does the accuracy of star ratings, even in the top 50, vary greater by position?  Seems like OL would be harder to evaluate based on the guys needing to put on 20-50 pounds of muscle.  QBs would seem to be more accurate because of all of the camps, but getting hit by 300 pound guys is an X factor.  

06/26/2018 - 9:13am Someone asked yesterday why…

Someone asked yesterday why we include ESPN if their ratings suck.   We include them because Mazi Smith is [26] in their rankings.   You always take the top ranking from any service when considering how happy you are about a player unless they aren't ranked well.  

I'm excited about Charbonnet from what Jamie Morris and others have said, but in this day and age can a player really be like Shaq in the movie Blue Chips, a virtual unknown?   It seems unlikely given the size of his HS, but if the recruiting sites are giving up it is possible.

06/25/2018 - 7:50pm Webb was asking all of the…

Webb was asking all of the recruitniks about Harrison.  Seems like he's going to commit to OSU, but there is a chance we can pull him away.    One of the guys [Lorenz?] also said that we are probably in the top two for Quavarious (sp?) Crouch because he wants to play defense and some offense not just RB.    Can you imagine  Hinton, Herron, Mazi Smith, Crouch and Harrison in the same class?   It's not going to happen, but I'm going to imagine it for just a minute or two.

 

06/25/2018 - 7:40pm don't worry…

don't worry redwhiteandMGoBlue.... It happens to lots of guys....

06/25/2018 - 10:32am How do you pronounce "Mazi?"…

How do you pronounce "Mazi?"   I really want it to be pronounced "Maize-y" because that would be all sorts of awesome.   The 19 D-line is looking like a re-load.   Go Blue and welcome Mazi!

06/25/2018 - 10:28am Remember when everyone…

Remember when everyone railed on WD every other post?  This obsession will pass too. 

06/23/2018 - 5:04pm Wakanda Forever!

Wakanda Forever!

06/23/2018 - 4:41pm In my middle school we had…

In my middle school we had several guys were 6'4" to 6'6".     It's got to be weird to be that big, but it's got to be even weirder being that big at 13-14.

Middle school where I live is 5th - 8th grade.  My daughter will be going to middle school next year at ~50"-52" tall.  I hope she doesn't get stepped on.

06/22/2018 - 10:34pm I haven’t noticed very many…

I haven’t noticed very many Bluey post but the number of people pissing and moaning about him is getting annoying.

06/22/2018 - 4:49pm No politics.   

No politics.   

06/21/2018 - 10:32pm Go Mo!

Go Mo!

06/21/2018 - 4:08pm I brought Bell's Two Hearted…

I brought Bell's Two Hearted Ale to a monthly poker game.  The next month a guy asked me what the beer I brought the last time was.    It's a good beer.    I still go for a Sol Sun in the summer though.  (Oberon)

06/20/2018 - 7:25pm Between the OMG Shirtless…

Between the OMG Shirtless and the damn underwear ads, this site is getting NSFW.  (and I work from home.)