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|1 week 5 days ago||Slick!||
|1 week 5 days ago||Public Schools||
I live in a fairly wealthy northern OC suburb with a top 5 public school literally at the end of our neighborhood. My wife and I both went to public school and got into Michigan and good grads schools and had fabulous careers. Moved back to MI from Northern Cal to raise our kids and be near family. Picked our location baseed on the public schoools. It was a great decision.
My son is an 8th grader so we are going thru this decision now. Money really isn't a huge consideration although its a factgor.
What gets me about the public school is that it really is not cool to be smart. My son gets straight As in advanced classes with out trying very hard and has very few friends in his classes. . Most of the kids he competes with for grades are asian kids who he gets along great with but there are some cultural things that make it harder to have deep friendships. We have a huge Chinese population in our area and the families really focus on education which brings up the top end a lot but culturally he doesn't quite fit into any group as a consequence. He is also a very good athlete in one sport and the sports at our public school are actually very good but dominated by coaches who I don't really care for and who are known for favoring kids in the youth football program which is like a cult. I'll just leave it at that because if I say more I'll sound nuts.
So we are looking at...
-NDP seems to have good academics and is smallish (200 per class) boys and girls. Not sure yet if their academics are real or just marketing. Lists of colleges who the kids get into aren't all that impressive. Average test scores are pretty good.
-Cranbrook . Not too thrilled about paying $30k for HS. 2 more younger siblings could not really afford that for all 3 and pay for college with out taking out loans. Maybe if he gets a scholarship.
-Rice but mainly because they are interested in him for a sport. Seems to have more focus on sports and discipline but not sure about the competiton or academics. School is not impresive at all and is all boys which I don't think he wants. Have also heard iit can be a bit elitist but friend who went there did well and are not.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly||
Never heard of this guy but I wish him luck in his future endeavors.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh contract||
so with this uptick vs. what would have happened with another coachnot named Jim Harbaugh, and the Nike contract, how many times over has JH repaid the University for his contract just in year 1?
Guarantee neither Nike nor the uptick in ticket sales occurs if anyone else is at the helm.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agree on all white||
it's not traditional for michigan but i really like it. And...shoot me but...I really like the blue pants on occasion.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Can't stop watching this||
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Really?||
I'm sure it's great, but do you reallly need to read an entire book on this? Here's what I do with my kids: If my parents born pre-WWII weren't involved in it, I stay away. The only thing I do is coach one of my kids in sports because I enjoy it and I am careful not to treat him any differently. I'm sure I make mistakes but they aren't massive.
I can't imagine my parents picking classes for me, helping me with my home work, helping me get jobs, picking my clothes and friends, driving me around. When these get to school or the workplace they are lost. I'm sure you can make a book out of that, but it's common sense.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Putting on Moritz||
When you’re maize and blue and you don’t know who to go to there’s no reason to schvitz, pass to Moritz.
...wow that's bad.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Goes both ways||
Goes both ways. I pulled an acceptance because employer would not sweeten deal. I had an offer to go work for a company. After negotiations and a VERBAL acceptance I realized I was leaving some money on the table with my employer so I asked for signing bonus and they said they would not even take it back to their board to consider (I'm C level) because I had already negotiated. I said something changed I need a signing bonus and they kept to their guns.
They really wanted me but were not willing to make a small concession. I rescinded the acceptance because I knew now how they were going to be down the road with pay increases and bonuses--too beaurocratic and inflexible. I gave them anyother reason for rescinding but I could tell the culture was not what I wanted to get myself into. My guess is you just did the same thing without knowing it and saved yourself from another job change in a few years.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||They are in full blown oversigning mode||
Don't expect the B1G to do anything. We'll have to beat them on an uneven playing field, as we always have.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Reminds me of Stefan Humphries||
Reminds me of Stefan Humphries
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Really?||
Sorry for being late to the party but does the board think this kid is trending to Michigan?
This one seems to me like it will end up being a heart breaker on a one and done type.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||1987. First night in SQuad.||
1987. First night in SQuad. I am 3 sheets in and get up to take a leak walk around the corner right into Skrep daddy coming out of the shower. Scared the hell out of me and he laughed his ass off at me. Very nice guy.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||He was my new or in DC back in the 90s. Good dude||
He was my new or in DC back in the 90s. Good dude
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Paperboy. My buddy and I||
Paperboy. My buddy and I joined forces to delivered 300 news and free press per day together. Mostly the same customers. Made thousands and helped with spending $. Started using our parents cars when we were 15. Good times.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Braves,||
they are 1-6 Closing out Final Fours. you can look at that a few ways but it's like at Trice Dong Punch to only close 1 final four 15 years ago when you had a team of 23 year olds vs a bad field. I don't consider them elite. Never have. Still don/t
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Ditto||
We have had decent defenses with some poor position coaches and injuries. offense was a disaster under hoke except for brokken play denard run to the endzone and the occaisonaly won jump ball. As much as I like our last 2 QBs they didn't sustain drives and created too many TOs. That will change in a new system and things will start to take shape. QB is really where we need focus.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||This didn't surprise me at all. Grew up with his dad||
who is a great man. Direct line to Lloyd. If anything like his old man he's as tough as nails and as smart as they come.
Keep an eye on this kid.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Awful shoes||
look like k swiss to me.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I know it's not||
your question but I spent the Weekend watching 10U AAU hoops incluidng some teams from Detroit and while nice these highlights aren't amazing. I'm sure he'll be a great player someday, but will he be better than his father. Unlikely.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||you sir||
are a moran.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||No big surprise||
|28 weeks 4 days ago||shhhhh||
you'll tick off JH and he'lll go to the Raiders
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Refs and an Offensive Facemask||
on the 1 gave them that game too.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Like Morris||
hate Gibson. Will not listen to the game when he's doing it.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||no||
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Karma's a b'||
and I'm talking about both OSU/Meyer and Weber. OSU seems to have failed to share a material fact with the Weber family. On the other hand, did he commit to a guy or to a Program/HC/University?
Would be a tough call to take this kid if he wanted to flip to U of M (and they let him). I wonder what Brionte Dunn would say about this?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||The answer is: win.||
However, I lived in Santa Monica and even worked briefly at UCLA in my 20s and it was extremley meh.... Very superficial place and that's not just a stereotype. The campus reminds me of the University of Toledo, average buildings and, land locked, more like a commuter school. Very little character for a major university.
Yeah the chicks are hot and there are famous people and their kids there. And it's a very good school. Westwood dosn't feel like a college town at all, if that's important to you. And the cost of things and the inconvenience of LA become evident to parents pretty quickly. Football stadium is also 2 hours away in traffic. UCLA isn't an ideal place by an stretch--but it is pretty damn alluring.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Uncanny||
the resemblance is uncanny, really. And very strange also
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Can't wait||
for the uncomfortabel handshakes after we start kicking their asses in a few years.
Our new coach backs down from no one and is not going to be pleasant with MD or Urbs once he starts competing with them. .
I've said this before adn I'll say it again. Dantonio has had some success at MSU. 5 years with a crap year in between. They have 1 rose bowl in over 30 years. That's... cute.
Dantonio is a good coach and seems to be a great motivator at times. His play calling is great at times and moronic at times. But it is obvious from his statements and press conferences that he's a small man, with a huge inferiority complex and not very intelligent making him the perfect coach for MSU. I couldn't be happier that he's in East Lansing right now.