landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
So, the other MGoPoll that went up today asking who will win a national championship first, Football or Basketball, got me thinking a bit, so I thought I'd throw up another here.
This year, for the first time in seven tries, we can hold our heads high when thinking about The Game. Unfortunately, we're now sitting on an 0-4 due to a localized trash tornado in East Lansing. Meanwhile, in basketball, things are beginning to break back towards even versus the wicked witches of the West and South, having split the H/A schedule with each this year.
I personally am of the belief that when a classic rivalry game becomes too one sided, it not only hurts the losing team's national perception, but the winning team's as well. The big rivalry games are sometimes the only time that sports fans and reporters from far away see a given team all year. If that rivalry game fails, even the winning team will lose national perception because not as many people will pay attention to them.
So, my question is this. If the football OR basketball team is going to win an NC sometime in the near future, which game of the four big games is most beneficial to our national profile to have it be close, competitive and full of talent?
I personally think that the nature of the tournament makes basketball rivalries a little less important on a national scale, but then again, when one program falters, that's one less "marquee" win. Still, I think M and OSU both benefit the most from The Game being competitive.
So, here's something completely off topic. My header and this sentence are to warn you: if you want to read about Michigan or Sports, this thread is definitely not for you. Please go back to the board to look for the latest on Akron State or new 4 star recruit hello posts.
However, this post kind of meets OT criteria:
- It isn't politics.
- It isn't religion.
- It isn't bewbz or Kate Upton GIFs.
- It is definitely in the public forum.
- We're in the middle of the Off Season, when Off Topic threads aren't verboten.
I'm curious the opinions of the mgoreadership on the Viral youtube Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen. It has already topped 30,000,000 hits, so it has hit a chord somewhere.
If I was more computer savvy, I could do one of those fancy polls. But I'm not that savvy. I'd love to hear your take on this. If you haven't heard about it, or have been living under a rock, or are too lazy to click on the thread, here's the skinny. A dad in North Carolina takes to youtube to refute a Facebook post from his daughter about how mean her parents are. He finishes the video by taking a 45 and putting 9 hollow tip slugs through her laptop.
According to the Chicago Tribune, there is a cultural divide between those who think the dad is a kook, and those who think he is a refreshing throwback.
I think that's too simplistic. But as I was thinking of the freethinkers at UofM, I couldn't help wonder where they would fall.
To make this easy, I'd ask just one simple identifier: are you under or over the age of 21?
Perusing some college rankings and I came across a list titled A+ options for B students. Sure enough on that list is our favorite little brother. I'll be sure to remember this next time the msu branch of my family starts running their collective mouth. My cousin even had the gall to tell me she got accepted to both msu and Michigan but choose msu. She has yet to present any evidence to this and until she does I won't believe it. Although it was fun visiting as an undergrad for various reasons.
The best advice my father gave me was don't have an intercollegiate family, marry a Michigan girl. Sadly he failed to heed his own advice and now a pet peeve of mine is dealing with family spartans. Especially when they say things like the education at msu is just as good as Michigan, both schools use the same textbooks, etc. With a family trip to Orlando coming up at the end of the month I know these topics will come up. I plan on showing these graphs to family sparty, should they mention anything this year, to visually prove that UofM is much more competitve.
In family sparty's defense, at least they love the state of Michigan and are fun to hunt with, go to Tigers/Lions/Wings games with, and they know how to throw a great 4th of July BBQ. My uncle is one the funniest guys I know, although this could be due to the fact that he married into family sparty from Detroit Mercy and isn't a big college football fan. This is more than can be said for my cousins that go to Cal-Berkley and Columbia. (my Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan is just as elite as your polisci degree from Columbia or Berkley) They view the state of Michigan and the midwest for that matter as Hickville usa and they aren't afraid to share those views.
Thanks for reading my Washington's Birthday/only guy at the office on a holiday rant. Does anybody else have a pet peeve about spartan family members. Any good stories about them?
As an engineer I was surprised to see Purdue on this list. I suppose college of engineering rankings are different from overall university rankings though.
I've frozen a thread or two by copying and pasting the embed info from youtube. I'm the worst. Someone please teach me to be a better man.
5 recruits in football, win over OSU in basketball...it really doesn't get much better than this in February.
And because you can't have one without the other-
According to Jeff Masters's weather blog, USDA updated its Plant Hardiness Zones, shifting Ann Arbor 5 degrees from zone 5 to the warmer zone 6. That puts us squarely in the area that the Ohio Buckeye tree thrives. In fact the USDA Forest Service expects an infestation.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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