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A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
I was pretty ignorant on this topic for a long time. I think a lot of men are, because it’s often talked about as a women’s issue. The focus always seems to be on teaching young women how not to get raped and on what steps they can take to “stay safe.” But why are we not also focused on educating young men about the definition of consent and what constitutes rape? We’re essentially dealing with the problem by telling women to be more careful.
And that’s bullshit.
I really liked this article because it goes beyond acknowledging the obvious (that rape is far too prevalent and severely under-reported) and speaks to the cultural factors that are that the root of the issue. As a personal aside, I recently finished NFL Confidential by an anonymous former NFL player and one of the chapters touched on how laughably half-assed NFL sensitivity training seminars are - zero percent surprising from a league where beating up your fiancee in an elevator is two gamechecks less awful than deflating footballs. One of the great points Levy makes is that because of our collective worship for football and other major sports, pro athletes are - fairly or not - thrust front and center into this discussion because they're seen as paragons of masculinity.
He is the Quarterback Whisperer, after all.
And the Big Ten's streak of consecutive drafts without a quarterback taken in first round extended to 21.
The last? Kerry Collins in 1995 following PSU's undefeated 1994 season. (5th pick overall taken by the Carolina Panthers.)
BBC roundtable discussion on the U Texas campus that touches on race, money, gender and health issues related to Big Time sports in the U.S.
First, I was really surprised to hear this when I turned on the BBC this morning. For the BBC to take interests in the inequities of U.S. College sports is saying something.
Second, its thought provoking. I personally, find myself often feeling uncomfortable with the socio-economics of Men's CFB and BB.
Definitely Worth a listen.
The discussion on the panoramic big house photo listed some observations of things that you no longer see at home games. (Fans wearing white, location of the marching band, grass turf, etc.) This made me think of other things, the majority of which are no longer allowed.
1. Flags and flagpoles inside the Big House:
2. Male cheerleaders doing backflips on to the field after scores for every point UM had on the scoreboard. (Makes sense they had to stop doing this once the field was lowered in 1991. They'd kill themselves trying that today.)
3. Toilet paper explosion after touchdowns:
4. Marshmallows in the end zone:
5. Students drinking beer in the stands:
6. Packed student section for pregame regardless of opponent. I really hope we get back to this: