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07/16/2018 - 10:04am Who gives a fuck about an…

Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?

05/25/2018 - 3:40pm A few things

1. Take a picture every month (with the number on a sticker or card) for a year or two to track the growth/development of your boy. Find a stuffed animal for scale to sit beside him. The pictures will be perfect for the scrapbook your wife will create for the first kid. By the time you have a third (if you do, that is) the pictures will be on your phone/camera only, but at least you'll have them.

2. Pay a real photographer for newborn photos within a couple of weeks. The baby will sleep all the time and you'll have some timeless keepsakes.

3. Pay attention to what mom eats when baby seems to be fussy from stomach aches, if she plans on breastfeeding, that is. (I recommend it) Triggers were different for all three of mine.

4. Think carefully about co-sleeping and understand the risks. A co-worker of mine lost a baby in their bed due to co-sleeping, even after taking precautions. I know there is a new study out that was published by NPR about how the risks are over-stated, but do your own research.

5. Take your boy outside, socialize him as much as possible, travel, and go out to dinner, even though it will often be challenging. You and your wife will learn how to go about life with your recent addition, and your son will be comfortable outside of the home.

Good luck, and congrats. Take it slow and enjoy the good times, laugh through the bad.

03/20/2018 - 3:46pm Now that's exciting to hear

With a dedicated WR coach (and a good one at that) working with the group, I think this is the position group that will see the largest improvement this year. To me, slot is the biggest question mark, and with Perry seeming like he topped out last year, Martin stepping up is huge.

12/04/2017 - 12:03pm I think this is a quote from The Rules of Attraction

Not an ideal time to forget a "/s" or maybe a gif.... or maybe don't post weird shit like that.

11/06/2017 - 1:39pm OSU game

If he's going to be available for The Game, he would need at least a week of full pads practice to prepare after at least a week of conditioning. That means the docs have about a week to decide if he's ready to begin conditioning, if he hasn't already. UMBig11, any information you can provide?

10/20/2017 - 12:31pm The loss of Hurst will be felt, hopefully Solomon is ready to go

I believe Mone has another year of eligibility. Dwumfer has been serviceable as well, and with Gary and Winovich reaching maximum strength, the line shouldn't take more than a small step back, if they do at all. 

10/20/2017 - 9:32am Can only hope we see this face again tomorrow....

10/20/2017 - 9:24am Ruiz at C, Newsome at LT, big Chuck at RT

I think that's a pretty solid line with Bredesen and big Mike playing guard. Sure, there's not a lot of depth, but that's a very good line. They have no losses at the skill positions, and Peters, Speight and D-Caf will be a stong QB battle. Not to mention a defense that returns everyone but McCray, which is scary good. Things are still trending upward.

08/17/2017 - 2:33pm I counted 3 typos while skimming, not impressed with the writing

TL;DR is pretty much what most people around here have already said. Competition for starting spots is everywhere, lack of experience could hurt them, questions on the O-line and in the defensive secondary. Good depth at running back and receiver should help. 

To me, the most exciting thing I have read recently is that Speight has lost over 20 pounds. There won't be much proof or the team working on designed QB keepers, but the ability of a QB to tuck the ball and run on a 2nd or 3rd and short when the defense drops 7 into coverage is crucial to the Harbaughfense. Luck and Kaep were both excellent at making those types of plays to extend drives, and Speight was too slow to make that kind of play last year. Hoping that is one of the changes we see in 2017.

04/20/2017 - 2:11pm Not an expert, but I've read a lot about the issue...

To start, there are many differences from one strain/type of cannabis plant/product to the next, and chemical makeup of the products available make it hard to say what will work and what won't. It's likely to be a trial and error process, but unlike the prescribed drugs, this will be 100% safe and 99% enjoyable.

Basically, there are 2 types of marijuana, indica and sativa, both containing cannabinoids, mainly CBD and THC. Indicas contain higher amounts of CBD, which gives the user a body high and is known for its "couch-lock" effect. Indicas also contain THC, just less than Sativas. Sativas contains very little CBD and is mostly THC, which is known for mood enhancement. If I were recommending something to your friend, I would say start with a moderate-strength (THC % wise) sativa flower, or bud, and a vape pen. It could change your friend's life in a way that many people in this country can't begin to understand.

Hope your friend lives in a legal state!

01/30/2017 - 8:41pm I haven't agreed with much of

I haven't agreed with much of what you have said in the past. You are spot on here.

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01/30/2017 - 8:34pm My opinion wouldn't change

My opinion wouldn't change one bit. I might grumble to myself about my disagreement with Brian's politics but that's about it. I am glad to see him take a stand on principle and voice his dissatisfaction with the current administration and its continued appointment of individuals who are grossly unqualified to execute their future tasks. It's the first I've seen/heard of him making such a political statement; it will cost him money and followers. Sometimes speaking up against what one views as irrational and potentially dangerous actions is worth the risk.

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01/30/2017 - 4:27pm If you have a megaphone, by all means use it.

Clearly, recent events have pushed Brian to tweet in anger, and I applaud his gumption. He knew that tweet would be troll-bait and posted it anyway. If some people are so butt-hurt that they will now be boycotting the blog because Brian "crossed the line" or whatever, on Twitter, I don't know how much those types were contributing anyhow. M-Live and Maize & Brew await them. I say fuck 'em if they can't deal. If you've got something to say, as Brian did/does, don't let a few potential clicks and a few twitter followers muffle your voice.

01/13/2017 - 4:03pm 2017 Rod Stewart... Not so much

01/13/2017 - 4:00pm Rod Stewart 1977

Looks alright to me...


12/23/2016 - 11:48am Let's go with offend

10/31/2016 - 4:43pm Gotta disagree with that one

The dude from Disturbed butchers the middle of a timeless, classic song. He kinda sounds like the guy from Shinedown when he does Simple Man; just a lot of yelling and forcing the lyrics out with more volume in an attepmt to sound powerful.  

10/26/2016 - 4:10pm Part of Winovich's problem on the play he got rocked

He was still in his stance for at least a handful of frames after the ball was snapped. Maybe he was surprised by the snap count or just processing his assignment on the play. I'm not too worried about it. As mentioned in Brian's notes, he was only in for 2 snaps agains the Badgers and will likely see no more than 5-10 snaps against the Buckeyes and/or Iowa unless things get out of hand.

10/25/2016 - 9:33am Clicked on this thread, read through the comments

and then refreshed the page to see which inane comments were blowing up, and noticed that quite a few of them were removed from the thread. In the past, I think the thread would have been locked down, but I'm gathering that nowadays the mods want to see the comments from the douchebags and morons out there that can bring a sensitive topic such as this one to an ugly place. Good luck with this one, mods; it's probably a lost cause.  

09/16/2016 - 9:20am Kid doing his De'veon Smith impression against the Buffs

08/22/2016 - 9:34pm Hey let's try and remember the MSU game from last year

That should put you all in a shittier mood.

Mike Weber will lead the big 10 in rushing yards this year.

Joe Paterno got a raw deal.

Dantonio isn't a bad guy at all. Just misunderstood.

Fuck all y'all.

08/22/2016 - 9:28pm Logged in to down vote.

And laugh. Need booze now.

08/19/2016 - 8:53am Feeling like that guy on the sideline today...

08/01/2016 - 1:43pm Just read a quote from Steve Lorenz via Maize and Brew

Steve says that Michigan's staff is making this kid a priority (he is the #1 recruit, no shock there) and that he is a fit for the culture of the program. He also says the staff's chances are better than most people think. Just sayin.... there's a chance!

07/29/2016 - 9:12am After a weeklong stay my inlaws are heading back home

Time to party!

07/20/2016 - 3:30pm Fair enough

Look into the music though, seriously. If you're not into playing an instrument, a couple puffs/beverages combined with new (to you) music and some high quality headphones can have a positive impact. Works for me.

07/20/2016 - 2:20pm Some more similarities, but some differences too

I have two young kids and my wife wants at least one more, but I'm not so sure we can afford it. It's likely that we will be arguing about it until we have another kid or I get the snip. Religion isn't something we discuss on this board, so I'll just say your situation is something I cannot relate to. Granted, I'm not considering divorce, but if my love for my wife ceased to exist I would have less to worry about sin-wise than you. Not to get too personal, (I don't think you would mind if I did) but have you two attemped any sort of counseling?

Maybe get back into music, man. There are a variety of ways to get into music-based conversations here during OT season and other places. There's a "follow" feature on Spotify where you can create playlists and listen to other people's stuff. If you play an instrument, do it more/get a new or different one and find people to jam with. I'm convinced it's at least partially what keeps me from alcoholism.

07/20/2016 - 12:36pm As a fellow compliance guy who had a "fun" job years ago

I hear you. Compliance work is probably the least exciting thing I've ever done with my life. I got out of the bank I worked for (one of the largest in the country) because I knew it was only a matter of time before my job would be transitioned to India. Now I'm with an enterprise compliance unit that is at least somehwat more exciting with a non-publicly traded company. But it still mostly blows.

So, yeah, some days I do regret not sticking with the 10 person company that I worked for before the bank. Back then I could take my dog to work most days, I was out in the city taking pictures and designing various projects for all sorts of clients. The owners stocked the fridge with beer at least a couple times a month for Friday afternoons.. life was pretty good. My band was playing solid gigs and we had written about 20 songs. But 2008-2009 almost killed the business off, my hours got cut, and I had to take a job in a kitchen to repay my student loans. 50-60 hour weeks are quite draining after a couple years, and I wasn't saving anything.

I did what was practical, joined a big bank working entry-level call center jobs for a couple years and my position was eliminated. Caught a break and stayed with the company in a compliance role for a couple years and now I'm married with 2 kids. Life is... vanilla. Some days I wonder, "is this it?"

07/14/2016 - 9:36am Well, your reputation was/is better than mine

Everyone in my circle knew pretty quickly, and no one seemed too shocked by it. The birth of my daughter was eventually what made me change my ways. Now that I've got two kids and am the sole provider for my family, I realize there's a lot more than just my dumb ass to think about these days. Not to mention the other lives I put at risk behind the wheel after drinking. Man, just thinking about those years when I used to do this shit is unsettling...

07/14/2016 - 9:18am Other than living on the coast, this is nearly identical...

to my experience. A year out of college, driving drunk after going out with friends on Halloween, lost focus (didn't quite fall asleep) and slammed into a parked car. It was a disabled car near the turn lane that I drifting towards, but I must have been doing 40 mph. Walked away with scratches and some airbag burn, but got a DUI and paid the $2k (which was all the money I had at the time) in court costs/fines. I wish I could say that this was my last experience with drinking and driving, but sadly it was not. Never got another DUI, but didn't learn my lesson until years later. Now it's uber/cabs/DD every time.

07/11/2016 - 2:28pm See the video in this thread where he's getting interviewed...

The Warriors had just won the championsihp in 2015. He just can't help himself, and proceeds to brag about how great his team is and put down the team he just defeated because he's the worst. He doesn't just play the game with a chip on his shoulder, he lives his life with a chip on his shoulder. It's why he kicks players in the balls on-court, runs his mouth nonstop even after winning a championship and likely why he ended up in a barfight.

I'll agre with you somewhat and say it's foolish to make blanket statements concerning the character and personality of all buckeye and spartan players, but Draymond is a clear-cut example of a total Spartan douche.

07/11/2016 - 1:32pm I think he's attempting to make a statement about judging

all former Spartans as bad people. But it's a pretty crappy argument.

07/11/2016 - 1:29pm Logged in to downvote

Yeesh, what a awful comment. We get it, Stephen, don't judge all Spartans based on the actions of the few. But Draymond is the worst. Dude is a scrotum kicking d-bag that played for a team I fucking hate coached by a guy who complains about everything he can't control and makes excuses for why his team just lost. We should all enjoy some Draymond Green bashing. It's somewhat satisfying to think about his smug, cheap-shot-taking punk ass in jail for the night.  

07/01/2016 - 5:04pm No

God damn you. I had to go back and re-read the Shawn Crable posts from Brian... ugh

07/01/2016 - 2:55pm Alright, Andre

it's time to try the underhand free-throws. 36% from the stripe just won't cut it for that kind of money.

07/01/2016 - 10:22am I can see a fourth star in this kid's future

Now that he's playing for one of the top teams in the country with a run-first offense... this could be a guy that gets others in the region talking about Michigan.

I will be tuning into his team's first game against IMG and hopefully fire up that hype train.

07/01/2016 - 10:14am Whoa

07/01/2016 - 10:04am Have a wonderful weekend

And don't be a shit head...


07/01/2016 - 9:55am negged for meme grammar


06/23/2016 - 4:20pm Dog days, indeed...

06/20/2016 - 3:40pm I guess the question now is:

What does ol' coach Saban do with these young men? They are confirmed to have been smoking marijuana with a stolen handgun on or near them. My guess: they sit out the first half against USC. That, or the matter will be handled internally.

Either way, we can be sure they will have learned their lesson.

06/10/2016 - 9:38am Excited that it's Friday....

06/09/2016 - 2:19pm It will be difficult to obtain an offical Michigan winged helmet

that is fitted and ready to be used for contact/camp in a couple weeks. I would advise that you find a blue one and put on some Michigan decals. Ebay has them for ~$20 (see link)



06/08/2016 - 3:41pm The comment section of this linked page

Is a total shitshow... and I thought MLive was

06/07/2016 - 1:05pm I see a few posts about taking I-75 to US23..

But that's not the best approach to the stadium. You should exit US23 when it hits 270 and then take 315 south down to campus. They might even take the 750 over to I-71 if 270 or 315 are jacked up, which they probably will be for this year's Game. US 23 turns into High Street and there are dozens of stoplights and heavy traffic once you get near the city.

Anyway, I would say any sort of defensive gameplan is dependent on the Buckeye's run game without Elliot. Mike Weber has been getting some hype, but it's hard to picture him filling those shoes in his first year. The Buckeye D is probably taking a step back, and if O'Korn can give Michigan a dual-threat QB with a multi-headed monster at RB and 3 all-conference WR/TE... I like the way it's shaping up on paper.

With all that said... it's June. Who the hell knows anything about how either of these teams are going to look in 5 months? Certainly not anyone here.

06/03/2016 - 9:12am Moms FTW

05/26/2016 - 12:39pm It seems like some people need some background info

There are many, many more articles written. Basically, It's impossible for ol' Artie to claim he knew nothing, and downright pathetic that he would make that type of claim at this stage of the game. He's a part of the problem in the football world. Good riddence.

05/25/2016 - 2:25pm As others have said,

make sure you know the salary range for the positions; if all of your offers are in the same ballpark, it comes down to the feel of the company. When looking at the salary ranges online (I had decent luck with glassdoor) make sure you account for COL adjustments. I would recommend always asking for more money, especially if you have multiple offers.

I wouldn't come right out and ask to work 4 days a week, but I would ask if there is any type of flexible working-hours arrangements for tenured a employee. I was in a similar situation last year, and the company that really wanted me came through with the highest offer in record time once I let them know I had multiple offers from competitors... Good luck!

05/25/2016 - 1:31pm Fantasy land: I want to play music and run a restaurant

I played in a few original bands throughout high school and college and 1 semi-serious band in my 20s. Spent most of those years working in the restaurant industry and am a good cook. Went to school for marketing/graphic design, so I could market the crap out of a place and know enough about the food/costs/management to keep it running smoothly... I think. Now I just need a couple hundred thousand bucks and at least 1 partner. Any takers?

Reality: I see myself going back into banking, as BSA/AML/OFAC laws continue to attempt to weed out the criminals from the banking networks/systems. (I worked for a large bank for 6 years and am now in enterprise compliance at an insurance company) The laws aren't very effective, really, but they do help to catch some money launderers and tax cheats. Hopefully the gov. shuts down bitcoin and other virtual currency to give me additional job security...

05/25/2016 - 1:14pm That's a helluva first comment...

On the board for almost 2 months, and the topic of BBQ beans is the first comment-worthy post you've seen?

But seriously, what about the beans makes them special?