Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
- Member for
- 4 years 50 weeks
- View recent blog entries
- Average salary of NFL head coach: $3.75 million
- Average salary of QB in NFL: $1.97 million
- Average salary of B1G head coach: $2.63 million
- Compensation of QB in B1G: free education and no loan debt
|1 week 2 days ago||This is my favorite quote:||
|1 week 5 days ago||That's some kind of overgeneralization||
I'm an academic and I love college football. I just had a dinner with 8 other academics, men and women, where the main topic of conversation was college football. My advisors at Michigan had season tickets.
Plenty of academics love college football. But most of us think that it is AN important, rather than THE MOST important, part of university life (George Lynn Cross being a famous exception, of course, at least in his rhetoric).
|1 week 6 days ago||dickens and twain disagree||
Dickens: "His looks were very haggard, and his limbs and body literally worn to the bone..."
Twain: "Tom was literally rolling in wealth.”
I'll take the side of acknowledged masters of the English language over that of the pedantic any day.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I was UTL II and it was amazing||
but some of it was also kinda bullshit. A lot of it (Beyonce on the screen) was a big splash but ultimately fleeting. It did feel like you were at the Superbowl. That's good and bad.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That dude is NOT a Classics professor||
He *was* a professor of philosophy and religion.
I don't know what's wrong with him. But all the Classics professors I know (including myself) love soccer and are ardent USMNT supporters too.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You forgot the /s||
You forgot the /s
|13 weeks 6 days ago||August 1st||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Come on||
Sir Alex was rebuilding the team when he started at ManY. Moyes inherited a team that won the league by ELEVEN POINTS last year. Huge difference.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Suarez is a cannibal||
and a brilliant footballer.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||can't support arsenal||
because of Piers Morgan. He's the absolute worst.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I got slammed||
on this board for admitting that I stopped going to games my junior year (95-96). I'm much more devoted a fan now that I'm older. Students make many decisions, some good, some bad. There's no point in judging people on this issue. Some will regret not going to games, some won't.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Listen to the "Men in Blazers" podcast on Grantland||
It's really funny and it will help you understand some of the narratives, with a special focus on American and British soccer.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke or Brandon||
"Hoke's disregard for the fanbase hurts their ability to make it a non-crappy event, of course."
Am I missing something here? I assume that Brian meant "Brandon" here, not Hoke. Does Hoke disregard the fanbase?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, of course||
I was just surprised that nobody had mentioned Jalen's comments about Kentucky.
I think it's pretty safe to assume that Jalen is always calculating what he says and does. He's a smart, savvy guy.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Jalen disagrees with us||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Mgovideo||
The whole thing is up there now.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||mgovideo||
That's the first place you should go for this kind of stuff. It's up there now, in HD.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||He played pretty well against ND||
...a game in which he was under fire every single down from ND's D-line. DG threw some very accurate balls in that game. When the guy has time, he is pretty damn accurate:
From Brian's UFR of that game:
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Ah, okay, that makes sense.||
I thought that he had endowed the cornerback's coach, much as the head coach is now an endowed position named after two people whose names I forget.
Anyway, if I were Dave Brandon I'd donate to name my own office so that the text read:
That would be great.
|17 weeks 14 hours ago||Junketeering isn't so bad, actually||According to the OED it comes from 'junketeer', an American version of 'junketer': "one who takes part in a junket." Junketer goes back to 1825, junketeer to 1939.|
|17 weeks 1 day ago||These are all hackneyed jokes||
See, e.g.,: https://chemistry.osu.edu/~rzellmer/michigan.htm
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Also, what?||
Hold me, Space Coyote.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I hope so||
What bugs me is this: "Funk says Cole has great chance to play." If he's talking about actual games, that's terrifying. Why no Ben Braden or Chris Fox? Both are listed at 6'6".
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm in, TrppWlbrnID||
I'll cap it too, but I'll try to match whatever you get.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||We live in a strange world||
in which Blaine Gabbert is worth a 6th round pick and DeSean Jackson is straight-up cut after being shopped around the league.
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Sure it is||
I acknowledge the talent difference, but my argument was that it is irrelevant. It's irrelevant because we're talking about compensation in the form of money and other benefits, and the relative difference in quality between the players is irrelevant to how much they should be compensated, because one's compensation is (normally) based on one's value to the operation that is making money.
Look, I'm a professor at a Research 1 university, but I'm not a superstar. I'm Tyler Bray, let's say (although I'd like to think that I'm better than he is at his job). My University doesn't say to me, "Well, you're a terrible researcher compared to the guys at Harvard, so we're going to pay you peanuts." Instead they pay me a fair wage, because I contribute to the life of the University with my research (negligible as it may be) and my teaching, and service to the Univesrity and my discipline. And a high school teacher, who's Nick Sheridan in this analogy, also makes a (less good) but still reasonable (maybe, depending on where this person lives) wage, because of the value that s/he provides. The argument isn't, "Well, you're an idiot compared to a University professor and you couldn't compete in that arena, so we'll pay you 5 dollars an hour."
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||?||
I suppose you consider Joe Webb, Tyler Bray, and Tavaris Jackson to be the crème de la crème of college football QBs?
But all of that is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with competitiveness. It has to do with MONEY. In case you haven't noticed, people don't make what they deserve based on some abstract notion of how competitive their job is. Rather, they make what the market will bear. Last year Michigan's football team's revenue was $104 million. Detroit's (i.e., the Lions) in 2012 was $248 million.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||I hate this argument||
that "the players should be happy because they get a good deal." Sure. It's fine. But that's irrelevant. Think about this:
Does that seem reasonable to you? Because it doesn't to me.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||March is a slow month for recruiting||
|19 weeks 10 hours ago||Shoot the messenger?||
It seemed like the kind of thing that we'd want to discuss.