“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|2 days 7 hours ago||No fate but that we make||
I had a premonition you'd say that. Maybe just a lucky guess though...
|2 days 7 hours ago||Was going to post something similar||
A game like Hold 'em is more than just "luck" because you are playing against other people. A good player, who plays the odds, will win more hands on average than one who doesn't. A good player, who can read his opponents tendencies, will win even more hands (or lose less) on average.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And as the plane crashed down||
he thought, "Well isn't this nice?"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
They will line up to blitz or stop the run on every play until Michigan proves they can block. In other words, what everybody did last year. Hopefully, our coaches realize this and will practice for it this summer.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Relatively binary||
Wouldn't a "relatively binary issue" be a "quantum issue"?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
The eye findings are very characteristic. They either knew and didn't want to reveal it or were willfully ignorant.
Wishing this young man a prosperous future...
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||I'd ask Brady Hoke:||
"How do you go about firing a long-term assistant coach who is also your friend and how many times has he had to do it?"
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||I think||
the more P.C. way of asking the question may be "What is an acceptable amount of 'churn' in season ticket holders and what is the risk to the Michigan brand if long-term season ticket holders are no longer renewing their seats?"
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's a nice afternoon||
and Red Stripe went down easily enough.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Wheels still on...||
If they offered seats on the 50-yard-line with no PSD then there would be a problem. I didn't get the email because I've got season tickets. They apparently have done some nice targeted marketing. If we have a good season, my guess is you will renew your seats even if you have to pay the PSD. If even a small portion renew then the marketing worked.
EDIT: Just +1'd you as I noticed we both created our alter egos here on the same day.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Medical residents||
at the University of Michigan are unionized. It's called the House Officer Association and has helped negotiate better working conditions and salary/benefits. It is very successful, which is why you haven't heard of it. Working conditions for medical residents nationally have also improved dramatically over the past decade, but not because of unions (more from public concern about inadequate care and the threat of liability).
Some equate unions with strikes and corruption. However, at its core, these are collective bargaining units that amplify the voice and impact of their otherwise ignorable individuals.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
Go to MD Anderson right away and let them get a tissue sample and run a genomic analysis looking for EGFR and ALK mutations (and others). There are experimental treatments that your friend might qualify for and ALK mutations in particular present with Stage 4 disease in never smokers.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
The problem is that Nietzsche uses his ideas to go down the path of abandoning morals as a basis for laws and rules. Our system of laws is imperfect but the morals upon which they are based did not appear from ether. We are either ingrained with certain mores or have evolved a system based upon them. To think there are Ubermensch who define their own morals that are beyond rules and laws leads on a path to anarchy (or worse) and takes this post to the brink of Godwin's law.
I think Mitch McGary got shafted FWIW. And I have no love of the NCAA. And I wish him only the best in the NBA. So no resentment or ressentiment. Shakespeare would have been better to quote than Nietzsche: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" is much more apro pro to the situation.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Right||
And my point is that Nietzsche was coining his term in regards to a greater philosophy advocating something completely different than what you are saying and what the link in the OP above is alluding.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Nietzsche||
I don't think you really understand the point Nietzsche was getting at with "ressentiment". Bringing it up in this context is very misleading and Nietzsche certainly wasn't talking about a 19-year-old kid smoking pot.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||And, being Ann Arbor...||
Our bag people (or is it, rather, "People of Bag") will deliver unto recruits Zingerman's Townie Brownies (yes, they are real - wheat free and made with quinoa).
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
Brian WAS consistent until this post. And I had agreed with him until this point. The nuance is that instead of advocating paying athletes, for the first time he advocated cheating. He used a false moral equivalency (i.e. the rules are corrupt, everbody is doing it, so we should do it too) to make his point.
This type of logic leads you straight off a cliff in life. As the article notes, even if you paid kids 40 grand, there would still be bag men trying to pay kids another 40. And the guy in the article is right, just look at the bounty scheme that New Orleans had - those guys didn't need the extra cash. So, that's why I wrote the word "despair" because even if you pay the kids it won't stop cheating and Brian knows that. But the answer isn't to cheat as well.
And, as the head of Michigan's most popular football sports blog, he is influential and knows that there are many who read this blog and have the wherewithall to become accomplished bag men/women. He has effectively issued a fatwa absolving those involved from guilt and that is a dangerous thing.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Read it all||
But I'm not sure you read my post. I'm not arguing against paying athletes, I'm arguing for playing within the current rules.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Opposite||
The Michigan Way is not Ed Martin. It's the booster bullshit way that did that. Michigan deserved its penalty for the last couple decades because of that nonsense.
Again, I agree that the rules are dumb. But they are the rules. I don't care if other schools cheat - that's their business. But, if we think that our only option is to cheat, then that's really the myopic view.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Honesty||
is what you do when nobody is watching.
Brian's post is one of despair. It's an "I'm tired of losing" post and it's an "I want to win at all costs" post. And it's fatalistic thinking that Michigan couldn't develop its players better to win more games.
Yes, players could be paid and the world would not end. College sports would not end. Life would go on. But those are not the current rules. To argue that we should cheat better or as good as other schools is not an argument, it's succumbing to a foolish desire for a "W" next to each game.
If you are a parent, then you get it. As much as you want your children to win all the time, you know there is value in losing as well. Not everybody wins. Not all the time. And karma does bite you in the ass eventually.
So play by the rules. Do things the Michigan Way and good things will happen. And if everybody else cheats? Then the choice isn't whether to cheat alongside them, the choice is to stop playing the game.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||It's Man U vs Real Madrid||
The odds are slim that many from these parts will ever see these two teams play. The odds of seeing them in Michigan Stadium again? Probably not in my lifetime.
So yeah, I'm going and bought a bunch of tickets for family and friends.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||Godwin's law||
C'mon - is there really any reason to bring up Nazis here? They're working at a newspaper, not for the Third Reich.
So, to your point: I agree that part of free speech is for athletic directors to voice their opinion of the coverage of their teams. And we're missing the context on the internet. But tact and politeness are sometimes hard to find and difficult to maintain.
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||Answers||
1. Cheerleaders were there and some piped in music at the beginning and end but less than years past.
2. Different course but effectively the same. Really hard to PR this unless you are in the front. The first mile was spent dodging. It got better but still a lot of folks who weren't ready for this distance who stopped and walked the last mile. There were also clearly faster folks who were stuck in back.
3. Pretty sure it was the mock banner. Doesn't really matter to me though.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Did it too||
1 mile fun run with the kids then the 5k. Great day for it. As the OP noted, there should be different areas for those with different speeds. It was also smaller than BHBH was in years past which makes it more managable than the ten or fifteen thousand who showed up last time.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||No conclusions||
This was hardly a "game" and it is perilous to try and draw much if any conclusions from it. We know that we have players who wear Michigan uniforms and not much else. I wish they would really scrimmage like in the old days, so we could see what's up. Yes, Canteen looked good and even got popped once really hard and got up. But, will he be strong enough to play down after down? Who knows? So, it was fun seeing them out there but the team will most likely be much different in the fall.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Rules committee||
The players should have more of a voice over the rules of the game.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||"need based"||
I always smirk a bit at the somewhat invented term "need based". Unless you're a trust fund kid, pretty much every 18-year-old I've known is broke and about to be in debt. All of them are needy. The idea is of course that the parents are supposed to fork over tens of thousands of dollars to help their adult children. Some parents can and do help. Some parents can but don't help. Some parents just can't afford to help. Lots of kids end up with tons of debt because they were not deemed needy enough by some metrics that may not even apply to them.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Not really||
First off, no medical procedure is innocuous. Secondly, the odds that the arachnoid cyst caused the headaches are low. He most likely has vasospastic disorder which manifests as esophageal spasms or, in this case, migraines. Finding the trigger, which can be stress, and reducing it is the key to treatment.
I wish him well.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||What is the board coming to||
when we can't posbang a MSU loss. Michigan's destiny is in Michigan's hands, not MSUs.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Gibbons was expelled||
He didn't play. He wasn't convicted or charged with any crime.
That you are outraged because you don't know the entire story is irrelevant. You are not owed nor entitled to any explanation whatsoever.