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02/21/2019 - 10:44am Many years ago, my J.V…

Many years ago, my J.V. baseball coach struck and killed a 10-year-old boy who was playing along the side of a road. Coach wasn't speeding, driving recklessly, or under the influence. The boy was playing with some friends, simply jumped out of a ditch where he was hiding, and went right into the car's path. The coach had no time to react.

Witnesses cleared the coach of any wrongdoing, but it haunted him for the rest of his life.

A story with nothing but victims.

02/20/2019 - 3:11pm I always liked Petula Clark,…

I always liked Petula Clark, and have gained a greater appreciation for her voice over the years. However, I can never hear her name without thinking of a joke comedian Carol Leifer told about her song "Don't Sleep in the Subway Darling":

“What kind of guys is she going out with that she’s gotta tell them these things? You know, ‘Don’t wash your face with Clorox. Oh, hey, don’t shave with a Ginsu knife. . . .”

02/18/2019 - 10:25am What kind of gravy does he…

What kind of gravy does he like?

02/18/2019 - 5:26am I was 17 and in my senior…

I was 17 and in my senior year in high school, and I almost had the same reaction. UM's defense just couldn't catch that little bastard. From that point, no matter how many centuries he played in the league, I never liked Warren Moon.

02/17/2019 - 1:20pm Him only pawn in game of…

Him only pawn in game of life.

02/16/2019 - 7:30am Tuttle, Jonathan S. Captain,…

Tuttle, Jonathan S. Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army Reserve. Born: 1924. Home: Battle Creek, Michigan. Height: 6'4". Weight: 195 lbs. Hair: Auburn. Eyes: Hazel. Medical School: Berlinisches Polytechnikum.

He was the best damn O.D. we ever had.

02/16/2019 - 7:16am I always hated Claude…

I always hated Claude Lemieux.

02/14/2019 - 4:10pm ^ This. Mom's meatloaf was…

^ This. Mom's meatloaf was good, but Dad's was better: extra savory (I wish I knew what he put in it), chunks of onions, strips of bacon on top, and slathered in BBQ sauce. Served with garlic mashed, corn on the cob, and a cold beer (or the cheap red jug wine he used to bring back from California, which was delicious.)

Sometimes I really miss the Old Man - and I REALLY miss his cooking!

02/14/2019 - 10:03am "Maybe basketball just isn't…

"Maybe basketball just isn't your game. I know - how 'bout a spelling contest?"

02/14/2019 - 5:47am "That call made Baby Jesus…

"That call made Baby Jesus cry."

02/14/2019 - 5:44am "Attempted murder?" Now…

"Attempted murder?" Now really, what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for "attempted chemistry"?

02/12/2019 - 8:32pm From what I've seen of…

From what I've seen of Brooks over the years, he doesn't strike me as the deathbed confession type. He seems more like the "never complain, never explain" type.

02/11/2019 - 4:19pm During my first real job…

During my first real job after college, we'd go to the nearby dive bar and catch the tail end of Happy Hour. $3 pitchers of Schlitz and a $1 bar burger, served by a waitress who was probably really something back in the Truman Administration.

Throw in a dollar tip for Maisie, and we'd be hammered and fed for five bucks. They threw in the diarrhea for free.

02/11/2019 - 8:38am OK, I really, REALLY want to…

OK, I really, REALLY want to see this now.

02/10/2019 - 5:27am Agreed. I watched the first…

Agreed. I watched the first half of the SD/SA game, and thought it wasn't bad at all. The biggest issue I saw was the rust on the QB's. More than a couple missed passes.

But the overall play was pretty good. Sure, it's minor-league football - but it's filled with guys who want to make the majors. I'll definitely watch again.

02/10/2019 - 5:14am When "blitz" had a whole…

When "blitz" had a whole different meaning.

02/09/2019 - 3:45pm It's possible I haven't been…

It's possible I haven't been paying attention, and if so, I apologize ...

But having said that - since when has he been "Charlie" Matthews, as the CBS announcer insisted on calling him?

02/09/2019 - 5:54am You must be new here.

You must be new here.

02/08/2019 - 5:05am A statue for a man who won…

A statue for a man who won something called the "Buckeye News Hawk Award?"

Surely you can't be serious!

02/07/2019 - 5:09pm I guess it does make some…

I guess it does make some sense, at least to me. "Injured" implies a temporary state of health. ("He's injured, but is expected to recover in three weeks.") Whereas "Disabled" has a more permanent connotation.

02/07/2019 - 4:32pm Not to be "that guy," but I…

Not to be "that guy," but I think you're confusing Frank Robinson with Hank Aaron - whom I also consider to be the legitimate HR champ.

02/06/2019 - 4:58pm In the words of my late…

In the words of my late father, go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut.

(Ah, Dad was a poet, he was.)

02/06/2019 - 2:42pm All your vowels belong to us!

All your vowels belong to us!

02/06/2019 - 2:02pm The Fab 5 were classic.

The Fab 5 were classic.

Today's is fine, but I'll echo the complaint that MICHIGAN is too small and squished.

Mid/Late 80's were too busy, like a lot of fashion from that era. But they still bring back fond memories.

The late 90's/early 2000's were awful. Way too nondescript.

Hate the Adidas maize-on-maize, because it isn't maize - it's highlighter yellow. And the train-tracks-across-the-junk pattern defies explanation. (Although it might be more appropriate for Ball State.)

02/06/2019 - 5:14am Webbber

Webbber

02/04/2019 - 11:16am Hell, for even half of that,…

Hell, for even half of that, you could boo me, curse me, and cast aspersions on my mother. I'd even provide suggestions if you ran out of ideas.

02/04/2019 - 10:44am True, but in Sex and the…

True, but in Sex and the City, she made up for it by being a shallow, self-centered, whiny shrew. What man could resist her?

02/04/2019 - 5:13am Not true!

Horses are…

Not true!

Horses are beautiful animals.

02/03/2019 - 7:27am Which is like being the best…

Which is like being the best hockey player in Ecuador.

02/03/2019 - 7:08am Plus, Mufasa has one of the…

Plus, Mufasa has one of the most realistic Dad quotes in animated history:

Sarabi: "Your son is awake."

Mufasa: "Before sunrise he's YOUR son."

02/03/2019 - 7:04am I can't agree, but it's for…

I can't agree, but it's for a totally personal reason: This was the only Warner Bros. cartoon that made my Dad laugh. Bugs, Daffy, Sylvester, etc. got nothing but a shrug from him. But the combination of Wile E.'s perpetual incompetence, total slapstick skits, and cartoon physics (i.e., Gravity doesn't take effect until the character realizes he's run off the cliff), would make the Old Man laugh in spite of himself.

And at that time Dad was angry man with an explosive temper who sank his anger in a whiskey bottle he kept in the refrigerator. So anything that could make him laugh couldn't have been overrated.

02/03/2019 - 6:47am And another "Then why the…

And another "Then why the hell are you bothering to comment on it?" from a hundred of us.

02/03/2019 - 6:41am "Hold my beer," said Canned…

"Hold my beer," said Canned vs Homemade Gravy.

02/03/2019 - 6:37am Life is pain, Highness…

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

02/03/2019 - 6:32am And are they hiring?

Asking…

And are they hiring?

Asking for a friend.

02/03/2019 - 6:31am Unless he meant "cougar" in…

Unless he meant "cougar" in the "mature woman on the prowl" sense. Then this conversation takes a definite turn.

01/31/2019 - 4:23pm Probably anything chanted by…

Probably anything chanted by a group of people automatically lacks creativity. 

Absolutely disagree. I remember the article Brian wrote last year about the chants during the games at Yost. I've never been to a UM hockey game (to my regret), so it was all hilarious news to me. The entire student section chanting "Ugly goalie!" and "It's All Your Fault!" ... priceless.

I'm 58 and at times I've got a mouth like a trucker, so it's not so much the language - it's the laziness. It sounds like a cheap comedy club comedian whose every third word is "fuck" because that's the only way he can get a laugh.

Come on, guys - try harder.

01/31/2019 - 5:19am Two reasons:

1. Why NOT be…

Two reasons:

1. Why NOT be creative?

2. It's stating the obvious. To any good UM fan, "Fuck Ohio" is a given.

01/30/2019 - 11:34am Eisenhower also had this…

Eisenhower also had this great sports-related quote:

“When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing. I told him I wanted to be a real Major League baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.”

01/29/2019 - 4:05pm Barefoot, after rising at…

Barefoot, after rising at dawn to milk the chickens and slop the cows. Or something like that.

01/28/2019 - 8:18am She is the Tom Crean of…

She is the Tom Crean of womens basketball.

So, her suits don't fit either?

01/27/2019 - 6:29pm Right after I get a new…

Right after I get a new gravy recipe.

01/27/2019 - 4:59am Only if they bring the…

Only if they bring the cheerleaders.

01/26/2019 - 11:38am Then I'm guessing that the…

Then I'm guessing that the ratings in Ohio are through the roof.

01/25/2019 - 8:50pm I try to avoid sports radio…

I try to avoid sports radio except for the actual games, and a big reason are the Larrys from Livonia. Their loud stupidity gets worse at trade deadline, and just once I'd like to hear the host give the kind of response their brainless ideas deserve:

Larry: Why don't the Tigers trade Fulmer to the Angels for Trout?

Host: Well, probably because the Angels GM isn't a fucking idiot, Larry.

The FCC would probably frown on that kind of honesty. What a shame.

01/23/2019 - 6:21am ... it was hard seeing guys…

... it was hard seeing guys just get leveled and realizing a decent number of them probably don't remember those hits anymore.

Unlike a lot of guys on this blog, I never played much football (quit after the 10th grade), and even when I did, I never saw the field much. But your comment reminded me of one day at J.V. practice, when I caught a short pass in the flat and turned upfield. The cornerback had me squared up, we both lowered our heads ...

And the next thing I knew I was looking up at the sky, with no clear memory of the previous two seconds. I got helped up, went back to the huddle, and that was that. I probably suffered a mild concussion, but I'll never be sure. There was no such thing as "concussion protocols" back in the day.

Now take that incident, and multiply it by the hundreds of times that it happens to a high school/college/pro player in games and practices. Yes, there are now protocols and targeting penalties, but the hits still happen, and the damage still adds up.

So I agree - watching those "bell ringing" hits from the past isn't as much fun when you know what's happening to the bell.

01/23/2019 - 4:43am Is it? Or is it a case of…

Is it? Or is it a case of two separate stories on two different subjects, and an example of how many people can focus on more than one thing at a time?

01/17/2019 - 6:48am I'm fairly sure if they took…

I'm fairly sure if they took porn off the internet, there'd only be one website left, and it'd be called "Bring back the porn!"

- Dr. Cox, "Scrubs"

01/16/2019 - 4:32pm I relish these ideas.

I relish these ideas.

01/16/2019 - 9:10am The MGoGirlfriend (my expert…

The MGoGirlfriend (my expert source in all culinary matters) has told me repeatedly that making gravy is so easy to make that buying it is silly.

So of course, I bought her a jar of gravy for her birthday.

The fact that she didn't punch me is a testament to her tolerance.