I was planning on posting this tomorrow but the last paragraph has to be seen TODAY.
All this to say, why do I care so much? Can I stop caring? Can I shut it off? Am I going to end up yelling at middle-school refs?
I know I have complained about CFB recently, but now that it is back, much like House of the Dragon, I couldn't be more happy.
We can be starving no longer. Come eat my children, our college football dinner is served and it smells like burning leaf piles, some rubbery torn up turf, and venison, and I am ready to eat.
When I look back at the history of Michigan football under Jim Harbaugh (and the last two decades) I see a collection of games and results that frankly make me feel ill. The list of heartbreak is too long to count. In fact, I started a list the other day (because I hate myself) and … Continue reading Paul Bunyan: Balanced on a Knife’s Edge
Capitalizing in your title is hard. Is there like a list of words we don't capitalize or does it just go by how it feels? If I know anything about English is that you can't go by feel. There is an arbitrary rule out there with at least three exceptions I am certainly not following. … Continue reading I Write One Paragraph about your Big 10 Team and you’re so Desperate for Football you’re going to Click on Some Random Dude’s Blog.
Give me one chance to sell you on Anime. You got to trust the Mike Hays stamp of recommendation by now. Think about it, what if I told you there is an amazing TV show out there, with hours of content and you are missing it!
Click link for GAMENOTES. Its GAMENOTES but with pictures. I added pictures. That's it.
I've learned at least 7 things about my wife this year. That's not even counting how loud she can burp, episodes of Friends she's watched, etc.
I share my top 10 commercials of all time and they aren't even all for insurance companies.
For Election Day, instead of voting for whatever terrible candidate you had in mind, vote for my Mom instead.It's her Birthday today! She is turning a wizened [REDACTED LIKE A HILLARY EMAIL] years old! She will run on a very strong platform, pro-life! Unless I was disobeying, then it turns out she is pro-choice! (Michael-Andersen-Hays-I-brought-you-into-this-world-and-I-can-sure-as-heck-take-you-out-of-it … Continue reading Mom for President
If I had to guess, my average reader will watch somewhere between 0 and 10 minutes of the upcoming NBA Finals. I am here to bump that number up to AT LEAST 30. I think the real draw of the NBA is the power of personality on the court (that is also part of the … Continue reading Ten Stories to Make the NBA Finals Watchable:
If there is one thing quarantine has taught me, it's that a lot of you need help becoming better at Facebook. I mean a lot of you…. Practically all of you. This is important to me guys! I use Facebook as a form of escapism, I don't need my feed weighing me down every time … Continue reading The 10 Previously Unwritten Rules of Facebook
COVID-19 is here and the government is telling you to stay home. For some of you, it sounds like a jail cell, trapped in the four walls of your suddenly shrinking house. Imagining this is I am Legend and opening your front door will only show you an empty and desolate post-apocalyptic world. For others, … Continue reading Self-Quarantine? You Mean a Staycation?
15: Divinity Original Sin 2 (2017 PC)I am the geeky type to play Dungeons and Dragons but have never had the opportunity to play it. I imagine DOS2 is the closest I will ever get. From obsessing over how to build my character (stealth archer... duh), to figuring out all the ways to leave Fort … Continue reading Top 15 Games of the Decade
My annual confidence picks post is here! You can put 40 points on most of these picks being wrong.
Poking fun at headlines from the weekend.
DISCLAIMER: While all these songs are appropriate for my level of decency, they may not be for you. Proceed at your own risk. There are over 30 links in this article. Don't click them all, but I do encourage you to try at least three of these. Find a category that fits, (or doesn't) and … Continue reading Dazzle Your Shotgun Rider
Detroit Lions. Needed that one man. Leave it to the Lie-Dogs to make that Kirk Cousins Contract look good. And man, Dalvin Cook. Lions hype was at an all time high going in to Monday Night Football. One short week later, the season is over. Not going 8-2 down the stretch no matter how hard they … Continue reading Gamenotes 3.5 – Gamenotes, but I added memes.
I am Midland lifer and I am not ashamed to admit it. I love this town, the people, the stupid roads, the Dow kow-towing local government, and despite itself, the food. I was recently FLAMED for having too narrow of a pallet from one of my more "mobile" (or a negative spin: "flighty") friends. I … Continue reading Top 10: Midland Dine-In
*Thursday Night Football that is actually watchable? Well shoot no one told me, I missed it! Even when good teams play it is usually terrible. *The difference between the Dolphins and the Redskins is that the Dolphins are intentionally bad. *Watching Haskins be really bad, was, nice. Hey guys look give him the Peterman treatment! … Continue reading Gamenotes 3.4 – Feels like Free Money
Lions pretty much had to win to win this week, and they did. But if this isn't the saddest "undefeated" team. Not from a roster standpoint, just, it is incredibly Lions to have the worst tie ever week 1, follow by an impressively ugly win in week 2. And then for the entire fan base … Continue reading Gamenotes 3.2 – Touchdown Jesus
GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS: We finally made it guys, the first college football Saturday of the year. We find ourselves enjoying the last few days of warm weather. The kids are all over Facebook bemoaning the start of school, family vacation pictures litter your feed, and sports radio has been talking about fixing baseball for … Continue reading We Survived the Summer, it is Finally Here.
Ah fast food, you greasy temptress, you salty sly dog. Your combination of cheap, good, and convenient is sometimes just too tough to pass on. And while I admit you've had your hooks in my heart, or rather my belly, for quite some time. It might be time for me to move on. I took … Continue reading Midland’s Fast Food Meals
There are two shows that will always be there for me in my house: Friends and How I Met Your Mother. Of course, these two shows on rotation are entirely my wife's choice, but over the last five years of our marriage I've learned to love them both. They are incredibly similar, with Friends being … Continue reading Met Your Mother vs. Friends
It's a known fact, girls don't like to watch good TV. They frequently choose to watch shows that are unbearable, overly-dramatic, and manufactured. I've been through it all, of course, mostly as a boyfriend/fiance. You’re much more willing to grit through 60 minutes of tears and commercials when you’re still trying to convince a girl … Continue reading Girls and TV
There was at least 20 good games this weekend. It really was amazing, having a good CFB and NFL weekend is so extremely rare, its like your favorite Chinese Buffet just switched from Pepsi to Coke Products. Notre Dame and A&M lose to unranked teams AND I get to have the perfect amount of carbonation … Continue reading Week 2 Gamenotes – A Buffet of Good Football
YEAH HE'S CHIPPIN IN Jonnie V is the definition of a Slab veteran, he’s been doing what he does best since the first game of the first season. But much like his beard, he's only gotten better with time. Jon’s playstyle has evolved through the seasons (again just like the beard) to show all the … Continue reading Slab Player Preview: Jon V.
Well here we are again, it's early June which means its time for some solid TV to start dropping (Stranger Things, Obi-Wan). Some solid weather to appreciate (it's a balmy 83 right now here in Michigan). Some graduation parties to start crashing (GPC as I've written about before). And of course, the NBA Finals. I … Continue reading Celtics vs. Warriors (And an Actually Fun NBA Finals.)
In a phenomenon sweeping across your Facebook timeline, the simple yet addictive game of Wordle is popping up everywhere. It is a fun, albeit simple game, with the undoubted reason for its success being the fact that we all get to play the same word, and subtly flex how we do each and every day. … Continue reading What Your Wordle Opener Says About You.
I've been called the modern day Jackson Pollock of flowcharts.
Webster defines Crucible as this: a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.