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Everything posted by jabarony

  1. I never knew Steeler fans were so sensitive and hostile. You guys are giving Patriot fans a run for their money!
  2. I MUST know more about this secret locker. I'm picturing a row of locker and Ben just disappearing into them as reporters are approaching, leaving them confused like a dog trying to track a fake ball throw.
  3. Same here. I voted definitely know, but only at a surface level. Pretty much a glanced at Wikipedia knowledge.
  4. Admittedly, I have no proof other than my own experiences ($ spent), and those of friends and family. Forgive me for being wary of a study that's currently being used to push an agenda. Also, I know plenty of people who do X for a living that just aren't very good at their jobs, so grain of salt and all that. No doubt bad roads equate to increased repair costs. Just the # SEEMS high. You brought up indirect costs, which is a good point that I had not considered when pondering that $500 number. If you are bringing indirect costs into the equation, then the # makes more sense (to ME - just to be clear). While the $500 figure may include indirect costs, it's not been framed that way at all in any of the radio/newspaper reporting on this. Every mention, including from Whitmer, is $500 in "repairs". If that # is really accurate, some poor sap is really taking it hard to make up for all my years and years of no-pothole luck. While sceptical. I'm open to learning more on this. If you have a link to details of the study showing indirect costs, I'd really like to read it. Easier to trust in those experts, as you suggest, if I see something more than one #. ... or did I just run into PSF snark?
  5. 1. I think it would be more palatable if, since you can win on the first possession, the team getting the ball first actually somewhat earns it (compared to a coin toss anyways). 2..What that method is can be hashed out. Least # of challenges used (improved viewing experience!)? Longest FG or TD? 1 play for each team - most yards gained gets possession? Lineup 1 player from each team and have them race towards the ball for possession? ... I work better in a committee setting. You guys figure out part 2.
  6. Also, I'd be surprised if Whitmer would even pull the trigger on something like this. "I took $500 from you for a slight improvement in comfort during your commute" isn't the hottest campaign slogan I could think of come re-election time.
  7. Apologies in advance as I'm only a layman on road construction & maintenance. That being said, I swear Michigan roads are repaired using crushed sea shells + chewing gum. Same stretches of road get repaired every 5 years. Also, I believe that $ saved in repairs figure is way overblown. I've never heard any of my friends or family ever have a major repair due to road damage. Even cumulative damage no way adds up to $500/year. I heard on the radio today that MI allows heavier than ideal truck weight limits vs other states. Perhaps look at that, first? And how about getting some kind of quality standards written into the contracts with the road construction companies? Your roads fall apart too quick, you lose $. Maybe pick up the phone to OH DOT and see who they use? While i could afford the extra $10 per week (Look at me!), I'd rather take my chances on pocketing that $ and risking repairs. Color me skeptical, but I get the feeling they'll tack on 45cents/gallon and the damn roads still won't get fixed.
  8. There's one in Brighton, MI that's pretty good. All classics and they offer Groupon deals. Kids dug it even if the graphics were lame. Dad dominated Mappy. There's a barcade in Farmington Hills. I just glanced in it walking by. Maybe 20 games only? Selection looked weak.
  9. If Matt Millen can get that gig AND get an extension, then i should be able to hold my own.
  10. Irresponsible speculation - Will be traded to Detroit for a 3rd round pick.
  11. What's this, now? Is this a Boltbacker-sponsored draft? Where was my invite?!
  12. Ugh. I suck. Should've read this BEFORE itemizing all those Salvation Army donations and then not meeting the 24k standard anyways. Didn't realize it was that high.
  13. The greatest ever is Barry Sanders. On this issue there canna be no debate!
  14. Listen to this guy. He's a Police Squad Lieutenant.
  15. Anyone interested in a Jim McMahon card I doctored by putting Alf's head on it? Or maybe a Batman Movie Commissioner Gordon where I placed a cut-out of Macho Man Randy Savage's face on it? Both of them 1 of 1.
  16. Patriot fans are such tools. Except Anarchy - love his posts.
  17. I'll never buy a GM because of that obnoxious guy in their commercials. No Gatorade because i hate LeBron (and MJ before that). No Nike ... Same. No Papa Johns as i hate that owner putting himself in the commercials hitting half court shots, etc.
  18. Had a 2010 Caravan and now a 2017. 2010 had an issue where the factory brakes were cheap. Needed a brake job at 20k (all GCs around this time were the same). Other than that, no major issues until 95k when i traded it in. No issues with 2017 so far. Salesman told me to be wary of the automatic doors though. He said they do have a slight uptick in warranty and the repairs can be very expensive for essentially a novelty. I went with manual (I'm cheap anyways).
  19. It's Hall of Fame, not Hall of Stats. Of course Namath belongs.
  20. I was a big fan of Gillette's marketing when I was around 18 and they sent me a new razor. I liked it so much, I've been buying refills ever since. Free razor >>>>> being lectured.