"(I) think about 'The Lion King,' Simba gets hit over the head and (he's told) 'the past can hurt,' " Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "'You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it.'
With only a few weeks left, and football news coming in still pretty slow, I'd like to start one of the last OT threads of the summer.
The Mgoblog community is a diverse, intelligent community, with lots of great interests. So my question, what is your geeky thing you are into? Can be games, books, movies, cars, historic timeframe, some collectible you are into.
Here are some of mine;
I played D&D growing up with friends and brothers. I actually highly recommend any parents with kids support this, as there is lots of story telling and character development in this gameplay. We actually were able to play some last year.
X-wing miniatures: Is a table top game with models where you simulate a dog fight between Star Wars space ships. I've recently gotten into this, and I'm currently obsessed
Reading: I've read a lot of books, but are probably not considered as nerdy or geeky as the popularity has grown. Ender's Game, X-wing series, A Song of Ice and Fire series (GoT), Harry Potter.
This can also apply to Michigan Football, as I'd consider WolverineDevotee, Mathlete, WolverineHistorian to have taken their fandom to geek status with the amount of knowledge and devotion they've made to their hobby.
Not sure how to write about this, but sometimes news stories like this can really knock you back in terms of how fragile life can be. Reports of 44 dead at the moment, but judging by the size of the explosion and distance to the city i'm sure these numbers are only going to increase.
Take a moment and reflect on what you have and what these people have likely lost. I won't link any NSFW material, but be warned about what links you click on the reddit thread.
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 20s20 seconds agoManhattan, NY
Berman now turning to supposed "independence" of Wells Report commissioned by Goodell. #DeflateGate
Nash says Wells was retained "just to get the facts." Berman skeptical of Wells' dual role as investigator and attorney hired by NFL.
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 13s13 seconds agoManhattan, NY
Berman grilling Nash on why some evidence used in Wells report wasn't shared with Brady team. Nash says it was privileged.
Berman: "Is there any direct evidence linking Mr. Brady to tampering?"
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 2m2 minutes agoManhattan, NY
Nash: So-called independence of Mr Wells, is...a complete red herring. Under the CBA it is not an argument that has any legal significance
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 45s46 seconds agoManhattan, NY
Berman now turns to findings of Wells Report. Continues grilling Nash. #DeflateGate
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 5s6 seconds agoManhattan, NY
Berman: Turns out Mr. Brady did better with higher inflated balls than underinflated balls. You might say he got no competitive advantage
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 12s
Berman: I’m trying to figure out what is the direct evidence that implicates Mr. Brady in that deflation…in that bathroom…on Jan. 18
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB 18s18 seconds ago Massapequa Park, NY
Nash: "Is there a text in which Mr. Brady instructs someone to put a needle in a football? No there is not such direct evidence."
Stephen Brown @PPVSRB nowMassapequa Park, NY
Berman: I don't know what to make of that finding Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the activities of" Mcnally, Jastremski.
Michael McCann @McCannSportsLaw 1m1 minute ago
Judge Berman seems to be saying, I get that the legal Q is about process, but you need to convince me Brady actually did something wrong.
Michael McCann @McCannSportsLaw 5m5 minutes ago
@mchorowitz @StephStradley It's possible judge wants to establish baseline on evidence before asking NFL how it used evidence in process.
Michael McCann @McCannSportsLaw 7m7 minutes ago
Very telling Judge Berman's asking Qs about (lack of) evidence rather than application of CBA. These Qs favor Brady.
And, perhaps, most telling ...
Mike Loyko @NEPD_Loyko 22s22 seconds ago
.@AdamSchefter and Sall said "Berman told the NFL that they better come to grips that a settlement in favor of the NFLPA is very possible"
While Jeff Moss is trying to make something out of nothing w/Harbaugh and Exposure U., someone else connected with U-M has apparently been up to something actually illegal and sickening:
A 51-year-old University of Michigan professor was the subject of a two-year federal investigation that resulted in his arrest at a south Florida hotel where he thought he was going to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, records show.
James Cavalcoli had corresponded with a police officer posing as the fictitious 14-year-old boy's father since November 2013 before attempting to meet the boy for sex Friday at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida.
Cavolcoli admitted to law enforcement officials waiting for him in the lobby he came to Florida from his home in Ann Arbor partly for the boy, but also for work. Cavolcoli is an assistant professor of biology and the director of the Bioinformatics Core.
"Mr. Cavalcoli has worked for the university for about 13 years," U-M spokeswoman Mary Masson said in an emailed statement. "We are currently reviewing the matter and will cooperate fully with law enforcement investigators."
A federal complaint was filed Monday against Cavalcoli for one count of traveling across state lines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with another person. He remains in federal custody, records show.
Assuming he's convicted, I hope they throw the book at the guy.
EDIT: Per some suggestions in the comments, I've labeled this off-topic. I realize it's not the most pleasant thing to post on the board, but it does involve the university so I figured it might be of some interest. Just a reminder that this sick exploitation of kids is happening all around us, and no institution is immune from having someone like this in its ranks.
Well, Tuesday again. Also coming up on the 3rd Saturday in August, that means crawling traffic, sprawled humanity, and the smell of unburned hydrocarbons and burnt rubber.
Who's heading to the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend? Also, if you could have ONE car to cruise on Woodward, what would it be?