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|3 hours 46 min ago||Uggh. This business||
This business philosophy makes me sick. Sure, supply and demand. No gun to your head. However, loyalty is a two way street. Treat your patrons like garbage, and your damage isn't immediately visible. Piss away tradition and erode your fanbase by charging them EXACTLY as much as they will pay and your foundation for the future is gone.
If I am a museum curator, my job is to present people with an awesome experience. To have kids come in, and when they grow up, they want to bring their kids back. To generate genuine interest in the subject matter so as to nourish a passion towards aviation/natural history/science/etc. My job is not to see a schoolbus roll up and think to myself "I wonder exactly how much money I can leech out of these little assholes..."
You say that we don't get it because business. I say you don't get it because myopia. 30 years from now, only one of us will be right. Short term goals lead to long term failures.
|22 hours 14 min ago||How many players 6'7" or||
How many players 6'7" or taller have caught a TD pass for Michigan? Inversely, how many 5'3" or shorter players have done likewise?
|22 hours 21 min ago||I see. Then who holds the||
Double post. Umm... which state has provided more recruits to UofM; South Dakota or Vermont?
|22 hours 22 min ago||I see. Then who holds the||
I see. Then who holds the record for the most punts that were downed inside the opponents 20 yard line?
|22 hours 26 min ago||Home or away? I think the||
Home or away? I think the time zone is going to play a factor here somehow...
|22 hours 30 min ago||The same guy who accused||
The same guy who accused chestnuts of being lazy? I should have known this topic would veer off course. You knuckleheads couldn't stay on topic if given a syllabus and a 6 month supply of adderall.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Cool. I worked at Skye Bar,||
Cool. I worked at Skye Bar, as well as Charlie Bear. Those were my two campus spots. I would sometimes fill in at B-Hamp's and Frog Bear. I also bartended at the steakhouse in the casino when it opened, among a bunch of neighborhood bars that you may or may not know...
|3 days 40 min ago||Which bar? I may have managed||
Which bar? I may have managed it... I've... seen that exact thing.
|3 days 3 hours ago||It's almost like we, as a||
It's almost like we, as a sports culture, condition these athletes to feel like they can get away with murder...
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I don't know. It took me 3||
I don't know. It took me 3 years to even make an avatar in the first place. I'm pretty complacent. But maybe I'll find someone else who could use the comeuppance. Dantonio would be a prime target. Who knows...
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Sure.||
There's a reason that it is called the game of inches.
I've also played football, and do agree that the mechanics are much harder to pick up. The timing is much more specific. Soccer is about creativity and fluidity, reacting to what one sees. Football is "be here and do this and if this then that." It's rigid. One could specifically argue that for offensive players, who have much tighter scripts. But still, I think they can step right back into the swing of things.
Hopefully we do not get our answer tomorrow.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Eh. I mean, we agree on that||
Eh. I mean, we agree on that fact, but not to the same extent. I'd be shocked if the QB wasn't independently working with his WR on a routine basis. That exchange requires the most synchronization. I think that the DB that doesn't play will have far less of a disadvantage, and even he will be kept in the loop. It's not like they were all shipped to a desert island for three weeks.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||That kid's gonna make a hell||
That kid's gonna make a hell of a DB some day.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||My bad||
That's not too nitpicky. The longer the absense, the more valid the argument. Three weeks represents a 50% bigger problem for the players. That said, I still think that they'll be basically fine if they play.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||I am sort of extrapolating||
I am sort of extrapolating from my experiences in HS football, but I also played college soccer. The effects of practice are cumulative. Over years and years, practice serves as a way to reinforce good traits and shed bad ones. Strategies and systems aren't learned overnight, nor are they forgotten overnight. As an aggregate, practice is critical, obviously. But a short term issue like this one... those players may not be 100%, but it is safe to assume they will be 99%.
I guess I want to clarify that I don't feel that practice doesn't matter. I just feel that 2 weeks of practice doesn't matter all that much. At this point in their lives, they've all had 12-15 years of practice, so 10 days isn't all that hyper-critical.
It's also interesting that I have people arguing that practice isn't as important in the NFL, because those players are experienced. I also have people arguing that practice isn't as important in HS, as there is a bigger talent gap. So is college the practice criticality sweet spot?
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I would argue that teams are||
I would argue that teams are not at their best during week 1 because of a lack of continuity, moreso than the returning players being out of game shape. New players are inserted into positions that they have not been in before, which is the main cause of weak play early in the year. Also, 8 months off is not the same as 2 weeks off. Those aren't really comparable. I won't sit here and argue that practice is irrelevant, but I will certainly argue that two weeks off does not automatically make a player a liability. Talent is talent, and if a guy gets beat out for a spot, there is a reason.
There are very few things that players can get in practice that they cannot get outside of practice. These suspended players have been watching tape on Michigan. I promise that. They've been working out. They've been looking at their playbook. It's optimistic to think that they won't be ready.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Yes. Yes. And they were.||
Yes. Yes. And they were.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||I disagree on two points.||
I disagree on two points. First, if anyone actually thinks that these guys have not been practicing, you're crazy. They may not be at practice, but I guarantee that outside of that, they've been doing drills with their teammates. Second, in my experience, practice is important, but talent wins out. Once you have put in the amount of time that these guys have, you get a sort of muscle memory. Taking a few weeks off does not change that. They may shake off a bit of rust early, but they won't be limping through the game.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I suppose the timing of the||
I suppose the timing of the announcement was just a coincidence as well? Michigan will be fired up due to the patsy asses backing out of the series, as well as the timing of this. Fuck Notre Dame. Seriously. And I don't typically swear on these boards, as there are better ways to convey an opinion. But fuck em.
So glad that the chicken dance song came on after we ripped out their souls last year.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You win, OP. This news makes||
You win, OP. This news makes me hate both teams even more. It may sound weird, but I'm pulling for OSU in a big way, because what a shady thing for ND to do. Fuck em.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know what is weirder;||
I don't know what is weirder; that you are completely right about this, or that you noticed it in the first place.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You, intrepid message board||
You, intrepid message board poster, should probably learn how Vegas sets it's lines before you get snarky with other people. I'd hate for you to look foolish while chastizing other people.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Shoutout to Barwis?||
Shoutout to Barwis?
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||But the strength of the pack||
But the strength of the pack is the wolf...? So, twist ending? What color is the wolf?
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm actually...||
not mad at you for having that opinion. It is certainly redundant, and probably unnecessary, but I don't want to wade through 2 pages of posts to find a play-by-play. That's probably on me.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||We have a losing record to||
We have a losing record to quite a few teams.
That being said, the only positive to come out of this game is that we shouldn't have a losing record against them anymore. That's grasping at straws though.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Pot paging kettle.||
Pot paging kettle.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||In a past life, I was a||
In a past life, I was a pretty darn good athlete.
If I were to put on a helmet today, and play a competitive game of anything, I would lose. Not because I sucked today, but because for the last several years I have focused on beer drinking, pizza eating, and couch sitting.
Preparation is key. Yeah, we sucked that day, but there is certainly a cause and effect present in this situation.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||You mean that ESPN may be||
You mean that ESPN may be manipulating us by putting forth a weakly formed opinion in order to *potentially* drive more eyeballs to their station today? BSiB, you're a filthy liar. ESPN is a bastion of integrity. They do no more than report the facts.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Makes me feel good that even||
Makes me feel good that even though I didn't go to / wouldn't have been accepted to Michigan, my ACT score was comfortably in the top quarter of students admitted. And I didn't even study for the ACT test...
Yeah, I'm bragging... but the Walmart Wolverine stigma compels me.