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djhutch last won the day on December 25 2017

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About djhutch

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  • Birthday 05/11/1968


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    Midland, MI


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  1. I cannot root for the team to lose. The culture in this franchise has been broken for a LONG time .. tanking, or even resting healthy players to get a pick a couple of spots better is exactly the kind of thing that needs to be broomed out. I have no idea whether Patricia is the answer .. I have not been impressed with the way the team has been prepared this year .. but it makes no sense at all to me to root for losses .. ever. Plus beating GB always gives me a warm feeling inside to get me thru a cold, northern Michigan winter.
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    2018 Playoff Predictions

    AFC (3) Texans over (6) Colts (5) Chargers over (4) Ravens - Rivers > Jackson -------- (1) Chiefs over (5) Chargers (2) Patriots over (3) Texans - Because Brady ------- (1) Chiefs over (2) Patriots - Pats defense can't stop KC ************************************************************** (6) Eagles over (3) Bears - I cannot bring myself to pick anything Chicago (5) Seahawks over (4) Cowboys - Dak sucks ------- (1) Saints over (5) Seahawks - It'll be a Brees (2) Rams over (3) Eagles - Aaron Donald -------- (1) Saints over (2) Rams - Again SUPER BOWL Saints over Chiefs - Yes I picked both 1 seeds. I'm a Lions fan..what do I know?
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    The Pet Peeve Thread

    Can I be my own peeve? When I started my new job last January, I also contracted with my former employer to do some voice work. I needed to set up a home studio, which I have done slowly but surely. However, when I bought my new laptop I became so enamored with the deal I got on it that I neglected to look carefully at the specs. Now, it's constantly freezing up .. super slow .. & I can't do 2 things at once, IF one of those things is recording because it eats up all the power. I now have to look at potentially adding ANOTHER new laptop just to do the work I need to do without cursing!
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    The Pet Peeve Thread

    Or filling out the info online, because they tell you they need it in advance .. then you get to the office and you have to fill it all out again. Then you get in with the doctor, & she asks all the same questions, then you make an appointment for surgery, and answer all those questions 3 more times.
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    Michigan recruitment 2018/19

    I thought the same thing. I'm sure Pep had a lot to do with it, but Shea had zero time pretty much all day. A good OC would have been able to scheme something else to buy more time.
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    What exactly does this team need?

    I read an interesting article this morning about the NFL & Analytics. While I didn't think it warranted its own thread, there were some interesting things in there. Like teams are running more toward their own sideline, so when the play is over DLs rotating out have longer to run to get off the field. Here's the link. https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2018/12/19/18148153/nfl-analytics-revolution
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2018/12/13/tigers-take-first-steps-toward-retooling-approach-developing-hitters/2299853002/ I for one am glad to see Fields go. The organizational approach to hitting has been a problem for a long time, & he's been here for all of it.
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    Random Thread

    Come in .. show us you downloaded the BK app .. we'll give you a free Big Mac.
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    The Pet Peeve Thread

    I'm interested in how you handled it? Did you attend? I left a company last January that was death by meeting & I've not felt this good in a long time. One of the things I noticed there was a complete lack of willingness to stand up & say "No" to another meeting. Everyone complains about the waste of time, but no one ever does anything about it.
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    The Pet Peeve Thread

    I read a recent Pew Research article where they determined people think a "fact" is something they agree with and an "opinion" is something they disagree with. No wonder we don't know anything.
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    Alternatives to cable.............

    It's very difficult to confirm the suicides, as nobody in the schools or in law enforcement wants to give full details. I've now seen it dialed back to say it was all just a terrible coincidence .. even local media has refused to investigate it .. they just print/report what officials say. My daughter, who is a school teacher, has tried to start a kind of "pink whale" movement, doing acts of kindness & the like, & has been met with opposition because they don't want to admit there was an issue before.
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    Alternatives to cable.............

    Just got them about 2 months ago .. but my window has closed. I feel the same way. I had DIRECTV years ago .. they were fine. Now? Not so much. AT&T is really awful when it comes to customer service. When I signed up for their wireless, I was given free phones because I had DIRECTV. This is probably 6 years ago. They didn't tell me WHY the phones were free .. I switched to U-Verse TV 2 years ago & they let me keep the phones, `cuz it's still AT&T .. but again never told me why. When we moved & had to cancel, my wireless bill doubled. Then to try to get it back down, I got DIRECTV. It has been an unmitigated disaster .. & they still won't reduce my wireless bill. & in order to leave them, I have to pay a huge fee.
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    Alternatives to cable.............

    When I took my "new" job back in January, I took a fairly significant pay cut. We moved to Gaylord & have had to go thru some decisions on finances. I had AT&T U-Verse for TV in Midland, but that's not an option here. I knew I wanted good Internet, so I signed up for the Charter bundle. The Internet is fantastic. The TV is the worst I've ever experienced .. especially the DVR. I reached a breaking point, & cut that cord. In researching things, I decided to cash in on AT&T's beckoning me back & get DIRECTV. Was supposed to receive $300. They only sent $100. The package they offered now does not get ESPN/FSN-DET, so I have to upgrade. I do. They change again .. Still no FSN/DET. Last night I started going thru the 100+ channels I'm supposed to get .. a full 30+ are infomercials 24/7. I take full responsibility for it .. I don't blame anybody else .. but I am livid! Now, even though I'd like to just cut the whole thing, I am in a contract .. & as I mentioned, I'm making less money so I don't have the cash to just buy myself out of it.
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    Alternatives to cable.............

    Re: the "BS on myself" .. I have this little love/hate relationship going on right now. Generally speaking, I don't tend to look to gov't, especially at the federal level, to fix anything. Then I hear about this kind of bullying thing that's been going on at my grandson's high school, & all over, called Blue Whale. It starts out innocently enough, then escalates to the point that 4 kids in a period of 10 months have committed suicide. & while I bristle at the idea of "gov't intervention", there's part of me that thinks "Can't somebody with power get off their dead *** & do something about this?"
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    The Pet Peeve Thread

    The one that drives me nuts is the guy in the right lane on the freeway that hasn't figured out he can set his vehicle on cruise, & it will maintain a speed for him. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten behind people that speed up & slow down...& speed up & slow down...I am the least aggressive driver I know. I gladly let people by me all the time. I'm not racing out there .. but for the love of God PICK A SPEED!