Couldn't agree more.
First: Def Leppard at the Ohio Center. Sold out in like 29 minutes. Drove down from Marion with about three carloads of my high school friends, all of us scoring black sleeveless T-shirts. Honestly, this could be the best, but for....
Best: Prince at Metro in Chicago. He had already played a show at Chicago Theater that night, so this was a surprise show. We managed to cut in line that wrapped around the block to get it. He went on around 1:30 AM. The police, fire marshall, and club owner had to get onstage to get him to stop playing at 5 AM. As we spilled out into the AM, we all just shook our heads in amazement.
Are they back? Not trying to bust your chops, but more to suggest that until last year's mutiny, Michigan's recruiting classes under Hoke were more than solid, including, I think, his first class where his cleanup job was much more efficient than Harbaugh's (slightly different timelines involved, admittedly).
With Gary as a lean and Sibley showing interest, I have no doubt that Michigan will be a recruiting power again. I don't think they're there yet, though.
So, we could end up with Keyshawn Johnson's son and Randy Moss's son? Does Terrell Owens have kids?
Damn, that's some dramatic bloodlines there.
It was fantastic to watch Bell simply take charge last year and make so many big plays down the stretch. He just seemed to get better every game and I would imagine he'll enter this year playing like an All-American.
I have a feeling that his performance against Arizona could seriously hamper his draft prospects.
He didn't shoot the ball well, obviously, but there was a lot there to like, especially when he was running the point.
I think the only way he comes back is if his draft stock slips into the teens.
I think he's gone and I thank him for a great year and wish him all the luck in the world. The crazy thing is, in today's recruiting world, a one-and-done reflects positively to recruits.
What I do like, however, is that he is even entertaining returning. This surely says something about Matta and the team environment he has built.
I rarely comment when people post personal anecdotes (no judgement; I just don't know what to say), but this is an incredible feat. You'll be able to regale grandchildren, bar patrons, and others alike with this story for years.
In addition, a very entertaining writeup of it as well; I've run one marathon and distinctly remember that not wanting to take one more step feeling.
I remember making that trip for grain alcohol a few times.
How about the Burrito Buggy? Mexican?
Gravity. Insanely monotonous.
I truly thought we would see Adam Richman die on TV. He did not look good at the end of that run.
I love that and The Incredibles.
I cannot watch part of Goodfellas without seeing the whole thing.
Two really great foreign movies that hook me every time (though not as readily available) are Once Were Warriors and City of God.
Iron and Wine covering Postal Service's "Such Great Heights"; strips down the synth pop and, as a result, the lyrics, well, pop.
Afghan Whigs covering the Supremes' "My Love Is Empty (Without You, Babe)"; totally turns the Motown feel-goody nature of the song on its head. I love Afghan Whigs and the song proves that the amazing Motown songs were so much deeper than what was evident on first listen.
Conference strength is just too spaced out between Wisky to Maryland to everyone else. If Purdue is the third best team (record-wise) and is a bubble team, it reflects poorly on the conference as a whole.
That said, I think several teams could do well in the tourney.
Not Birm, obviously, but the Terrell Hall commitment seemed to get him looking elsewhere.
This could be the best Wisconsin team ever, facing a mix of offensively-challenged seniors and some young talent that stayed on the cusp of the Top-25 with games still left to play. Matta has another great recruiting class coming in and we'll most likely win 24-30 games next year.
Get over yourselves. The negativity is getting old.
Don't hate the players....
Stop listening to classic rock radio stations. They almost make you hate great bands.
Austin Grandstaff is going to light it up. Kid can score in bunches.
But then came Penn State. We Are...
Add a zero to the end of Penn State's number. That's the SEC stipend.
Man, the timetable has really sped up for this class, especially as compared to the previous few classes. While not Miami (at 18 recruits), the "I could end my recruiting soon" proclamations have me thinking we could be into double digits by mid-April.
What are we going to whine about it in May?
Not that it makes it OK, but that fine to Phil is literally like a toll booth fee.
I am more disturbed by the idea that he has a four-year old son.
This is deja vu all over again for UK. They did this last year and then couldn't hang onto anyone down the stretch. I agree that other B1G schools should be taking note (ahem, Purdue), but I'd wait to see what happens at UK before I got too excited in any way.
Just a few...
"Ruby" by Dave Rawlings Machine
"Jacksonville Skyline" by Ryan Adams
Anything from Ultimate Fakebook's This Will Be Laughing Week
Great post. So many to mention