Mike Lantry, 1972
|1 day 18 hours ago||...||
|1 day 19 hours ago||Yep||
This needed to be added.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Jordan Morgan.||
|1 day 20 hours ago||Michigan||
|2 days 18 hours ago||No one has addressed the real concern||
WHAT IF THIS JINXES MICHIGAN AND THEY DON'T MAKE THE TOURNEY???
|2 days 20 hours ago||Eh||
I've seen plenty of teams with a 3 win, -3 loss non-conference schedule.
|2 days 20 hours ago||No chance||
Even if they beat Michigan, they'd be 18-14 with 11 losses in conference play, including losses to Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois, and Penn State, plus they beat absolutely no one in non-conference play (their only Top 200 wins were #89 Washington, #163 Stony Brook and #177 Oakland).
They need a miracle to get in. Probably several miracles.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Yeah...||
That probably wasn't accurate.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Oh yeah||
Because the regime is always so forthcoming about injuries.
"Devin Gardner's head fell off. Hoke described the injury as an 'upper body boo-boo.' His status for Saturday is unclear.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I think you mean||
*fire's of hell.
|4 days 22 hours ago||They don't just coach for the money||
Some guys genuinely enjoy their life-crushing jobs.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Yes and no||
Rumor threads like those pan out like 1/3 of the time, and when they do, people are always like, "SEE, Y U NO LEAVE OTHER THREAD UP." But people rarely say anything the other 2/3 of the time. The whole point is that it may or may not be accurate, but without a source (and no, teh RCMB doesn't count as a source), it goes away.
|5 days 16 hours ago||These are kids||
Gesturing to each other out of happiness. This isn't the throat slash/choke sign/showing-up-your-opponent stuff.
Is it juvenile? Sure. But they're KIDS. so "juvenile" works just fine.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Media blackouts||
Are to guarantee you sell out the stadium.
Michigan sells out the stadium.
This idea is bad.
|5 days 17 hours ago||That picture of Spike||
|5 days 18 hours ago||First warning, last warning||
No name-calling... especially stupid juvenile name-calling of a guy potentially in the hospital.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Quick follow-up||
Did you read the post?
|6 days 20 hours ago||100%||
That sounds too high. That would mean the chances of not winning a Big Ten title are 0%. Which means, uh... SOMEONE BRING ME MY CALCULATOR, ASAP.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Not surprising||
Because Vegas can react to stuff a passive algorithm wouldn't pick up, like injuries, suspensions, etc.
|1 week 10 hours ago||FWIW||
It's summer in Bolivia.
|1 week 10 hours ago||No||
I do not recall this event. No sir, never happened.
|1 week 20 hours ago||No||
He really doesn't have a case for defamation.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well, shit||
If they're just declaring live people dead like this, no wonder the life expectancy numbers are low.
|1 week 1 day ago||...||
Da Seminolez is goin ta be a funky-ass bubble crew right ta tha end here, so peek-a-boo, clear tha way, I be comin' thru fo'sho fo' realz. A win over Pizzle puts dem back up in tha picture yo, but they probably need at least four mo' wins. They have Georgia Tech, Boston College, Syracuse, n' tha ACC tournament left, so tha clock aint they playa.
|1 week 1 day ago||See my update in the OP||
It's a real stretch to say they are school officials, let alone that their role as school officials requires that they have access to this information to accomplish their duties.
|1 week 2 days ago||I know||
But it's basically the Ann Arbor News now, so despite the reputation of its comments sections, it's too reputable to run crap like this.
|1 week 2 days ago||C'mon||
"Fisking" has come to mean this type of paragraph-by-paragraph critique, regardless of the type of content. The man's Wikipedia page even says so.
|1 week 2 days ago||The best argument against it||
Is that the University doesn't choose the members of the CSG. The students do.
FWIW, I'm not upset about being challenged. I rather enjoy legal debates like this. But I'm pretty confident that regardless of whether they consider themselves a committee, they don't fit the definition.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not really||
The University defines "school official" as follows:
A University official is any person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support position; a person elected to the Board of Regents; a student or a University graduate serving on an official University committee or assisting another University official in performing his or her tasks; or a person employed by or under contract to, or serving as the agent of, the University to perform a specific task.
The CSG is not an "official University committee." It is, by its own description, a student organization. Further, the definition of "legitimate educational interest" is as follows:
Legitimate educational interest is the need to review an education record in order for a University official to carry out his or her responsibilities in regard to performing an administrative task outlined in the official's duties, or performing a supervisory or instructional task directly related to the student's education.
(Emphasis mine). Even if we're somehow assuming students on CSG are officials, reviewing such cases is almost certainly not part of their outlined duties.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is your argument||
That the CSG is a committee of the University? Because it certainly isn't a disciplinary committee.
|1 week 2 days ago||Where||
did you see this?
|1 week 2 days ago||Like Jack Bauer?||
That actually works.
"TELL ME WHERE YOUR TRUMP CARDS ARE!!!!!!!"
|1 week 2 days ago||That's sort of my point||
In terms of governing what educational records can be released by the University, the Review Code IS meaningless.
I'd also challenge your assertion that they can release the information you indicated. The only reason we found out about the Gibbons thing was because it was leaked.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ya know||
Sometimes your 3:00 call cancels and you simultaneously read something that makes you go BLEEERRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH
|1 week 2 days ago||There are areas||
in which FERPA is irrelevant, and there are plenty of questions the school and Athletic Department CAN answer. But there are some core things that are protected, and investigation reports are absolutely included.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well... yeah.||
There are a bunch of reasons, but the main one is that RPI is hilariously over-simplistic. It's 25% on your win percentage, 50% on your opponents' win percentage, and 25% on your opponents' opponents' win percentage. It doesn't take into account some of the most basic considerations, like margin of victory.
For a very simple example, Team A blows the doors off four teams and lose one game by one point. Team B beats all five of those teams by one point. Which of those teams is probably better?
No statistical model is perfect, and sport is often random... but I'll take a predictive model that incorporates all available data over a three-variables-assigned-random-weights addition problem any day of the week.
There's a pretty comprehensive takedown here: http://www.theonlycolors.com/2014/2/26/5444872/death-to-the-rpi.
|1 week 2 days ago||No, but they honored him||
His replacement took over on Monday, but today is apparently his actual last day in Schembechler.
|1 week 2 days ago||REMINDER||
We're talking about an underage rape/criminal sexual conduct/whatever victim. DO NOT CROSS LINES, PEOPLE
|1 week 2 days ago||Probably||
26-5 (13-5) with a better RPI/KenPom probably trumps 23-7 (15-3), especially given Wisconsin's pretty solid non-conference schedule.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think he was pointing out||
That I goofed the records in the heading. Which I did. Because I are no smarts sometimes.
|1 week 2 days ago||Gracias.||
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks||
Fixed. It was an 11:00 game, so yeah that wasn't happening.
|1 week 3 days ago||I dunno about AC||
But Sammy Watkins was like 180 as a freshman, and he was pretty okay. Plus, they still have 6 months before it actually matters.
|1 week 3 days ago||DAMMIT||
That's one of my pet peeves, too.
|1 week 3 days ago||Sammy Watkins was 180||
He was good.
|1 week 3 days ago||THERE IS ONLY ONE PREDICTION||
75-68, Michigan, in a 65 possession game.
Tempt not the KenPom Gods.
|1 week 3 days ago||Kugler||
Was 287 last year.
|1 week 3 days ago||And down||
Like 28 pounds. Which is probably good.
|1 week 3 days ago||...||
/stands alone atop Mt. Syracuse, waives tiny flag
|1 week 4 days ago||Yep||
45 degrees (plus or minus 20 degrees).
48% chance of rain (plus or minus 43%)
|1 week 4 days ago||Obviously||
Beilein learned how to coach in the fall of 2010. He was terrible, but now he's awesome. That's exactly how it works.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yep||
They pulled it down. I saw it yesterday, and sufficed to say that Payne was visibly crushed. He mumbled almost inaudibly about needing to be better and lead the team, and then turned around mid-sentence and just kinda slumped.
He apparently didn't stick around for much media stuff.
|1 week 5 days ago||Gee||
Sounds like someone's got a case of the Mondays...
|1 week 5 days ago||"Sit in the corner for five games"?||
Point me to those five games. I'll buy you a Coke.
|1 week 5 days ago||The Only Colors||
Does a similar analysis, and they largely confirm your conclusions: http://www.theonlycolors.com/2014/2/24/5441230/projecting-the-2014-big-t...
In summary, WHEEEEEEEEEEEE...
|1 week 6 days ago||I dunno...||
If we send everyone who talks politics to South America, we can't be surprised when the folks in South America start talkin' politics.
|1 week 6 days ago||Dwayne Stephens' halftime interview||
Dwayne Stephens' halftime interview
The tribe has spoken.
|1 week 6 days ago||So||
Your theory is that the police were enforcing trespassing laws on UofM property without the school being involved? And that they STOPPED enforcing those laws at the exact moment the school designated as "line-up time"?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wasn't saying he was right or wrong||
But people are often confused by (or unfamiliar with) private sector pensions vs. public sector pensions. I wasn't trying to get into a debate or provoke an argument. I come in peace.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It was a different age||
Back in the day, people worked for the same company for a billion years, and the retirement age was much closer to the average life expectancy, so it wasn't that ridiculous to have a guy work for you for 40 years and pay him for the last 5 to 10-ish years of his life.
And as an FYI, section 401(k) was added to the tax code in 1978.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Okay||
EVERYONE quit bitching about the politics thing. This is a thing ith political implications, but as long as people behave themselves, the thread will be fine. It is of interest to Southeast Michigan, as well as to legal and finance nerds.
And yes, yes, we get it. Retirees are good. Fiscal responsibility is good. Puppies are good.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So||
We're not going down this road very far, but FWIW, you should familiarize yourself with the PBGC:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Think of it this way||
If you're not sure if you want to go nickel with a Peppers-like object or heavier with a Ryan-line object, half-way between them is James Ross.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
I just checked, and this column was at a 9th grade level.
Next week we return to the standard ass butt butt ass.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm a little concerned||
Correct me if I'm insane, but the 4-3 Under requires the SAM to be able to hold the edge without just sitting on the edge. I don't think Morgan is athletic enough to do that, and I worry about Bolden's discipline out there. Beyer struggled in space, and Gant is still an unknown. I like the idea of Ryan in the middle, but I would also feel better with Ryan on the edge.
Okay, new plan. We need at least two Jake Ryans.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The water thing||
was from 2010. They gave everyone a free water bottle during the UConn game, and that was the "trade." And to find a stadium that allows sealed water bottles, you have to travel a full 65 miles: http://www.msuspartans.com/tickets/msu-fb-faq.html
As for the seat cushion thing, I'll let someone else recap that battle. It was... somethin'.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
There are probably ways to ban water bottles that cause people to just say, "eh, whatever." Sell water at a reasonable price, make a bunch more "watering stations" available, etc. But when you make it obvious that you don' give a shit, people will notice.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes and no||
If some of this stuff was ACTUALLY safety-related, I'd be more okay with it. Like how you can't bring a bag into the stadium anymore: pain in the ass for some, but safety-based. The water/seat cushion stuff is about the Benjamins
|2 weeks 2 days ago||No more trough||
It moved to a piss waterfall, and now us just a series of normal urinals.
BRING BACK THE PISS WATERFALL.
/whistles "Splash Waterfalls" for the next two hours.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Here's the thing||
"It's because of 9/11" is a cop-out. If terrorists want to bring in a bomb/thing of poison stuff/container of angry bees so small that they fit in a seat cushion or a water bottle, they will probably, like PUT THEM IN THEIR POCKETS. The only people who it will affect are people who want to use seat cushions and water for sitting and drinking, respectively (I really hope 'respectively').
They stopped letting water into the stadium because they SELL water. They tried to stop letting seat cushions into the stadium because the RENT cushions. If they could make you take your shoes off airport-style and rent you stadium-approved Freedom Slippers, they'd consider it.
Litigiousness is also a BS argument. Again, you can bludgeon someone to death with a shoe, but unless the University breached a standard of care, they aren't responsible.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||*||
*Free Free Hot Dog Man
|2 weeks 2 days ago||One suggestion for a minor fix:||
Let people bring sealed water into the stadium. Oh, I forgot, IF WE DO THAT THE AQUATERRORISTS MIGHT GET IN.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Two separate issues||
They're trying to increase actual show-on-time attendance (which is good), but in doing so they are making life harder for people who actually attend, and they aren't solving the problem they're trying to solve.
At the same time, they're being dicks about things that people enjoy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ah yes||
The feeling of "WHY IS THERE SO MUCH STUFF IN THIS BAG... CRAP WE NEED ALL OF THIS STUFF DON'T WE"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I forgot to answer the diaper part||
And like the issues with the basketball team, it all comes down to youth and the ability to deal with shit that unexpectedly arises.
Early on, you'll need a larger bag because the moment-to-moment needs are greater. you'll need diapers, wipes, full sets of spare clothes (because babies SHIT SO HARD IT DEFEATS DIAPERS, and will occasionally just urp all over the place for no reason), changing pad, toy to distract the baby from rolling in its own shit, bottles/formula, etc. It's also more convenient to have a ready-to-go mobile poop station, as getting out of the house with an infant is remarkably difficult as is.
As they get older, you can pare down to a few diapers, some wipes, and maybe a spare pair of pants and a snack. That should get you through most shorter trips. You'll also get to the point where you don't need to always be prepared for EPIC SHIT STORM OF SHIT at any moment, so if you're running to the store with the kid you can just take, you know, the kid.
You will also want a system to deal with poop on clothing. We had a sink dedicated as the poop sink, complete with OxyClean, shit scrubber, and shit scraper.
Did I mention the shit?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nah||
LOTS of schools are still doing big home-and-homes. Michigan just isn't one of them.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I mean||
You do know you named five of the highest usage players in the conference, right?
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Probably||
But there was still a possibility of a snowshoe effect, where the size of the saucers on the landing craft allowed it to stay up on a deep powdery surface that a human might sink through. Not to the center of the moon, of course, but deep enough to be effed.
Unlikely, of course... but how sure would you really be?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I asked him on Twitter||
You can read our exchange: https://twitter.com/georgedohrmann/status/434389018650755072
Bottom line, SI has either terrible lawyers or terrible taste in columnists. Or both.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Here are the facts:|
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Huh||
You know who else liked unicorn farms?
/internet balance restored
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Come on||
Such people have no place in civilized society.
And I should clarify, I didn't mean that your personal religion may have a problem with homosexuality. I meant "your religion" as in "some peoples' religions" . I got the sense you were largely representing the arguments of such people, whether or not you were one of them.
Now, again, if your faith condones the existence of Ohio, I can't help you.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll say this much||
The board, like the blog, is not opinion-neutral. There are certain positions that are, frankly, less acceptable. If someone says racist stuff, and someone else says anti-racist stuff, only the racist stuff will get nuked. Same with sexism. Same with personal attacks on players. Same with opinions on whether quinoa is real food. Some views aren't as welcome, regardless of how genuine the belief or how deeply-rooted the source of those beliefs.
I understand that your faith may condemn homoexuality. I draw no judgments about you as a person as a result of those beliefs. But in 2014, the position that homosexuality is a choice, or that homosexuals may reasonably or justifiably be discriminated against, is far enough outside the mainstream that it just doesn't get equal footing. And if a conflict arises between such comments and the orderly maintainance of a thread, the comments go.
If other mods disagree with this stance, I'm all ears.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
This comment is why we couldn't discuss this the first time around.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That's not true||
"Players will play until given no choice, and the only way to give them no choice is to give them intense crippling pain or have a coach order them off."
Michigan's D-linemen rotate regularly. Several are allowed to choose their own rotation, and opt to rotate out after a certain number of snaps. The idea is simple: if your being out there for a given snap would be a detriment to the team, you have the obligation to get off the field. If that means sitting down because you're too hurt to effectively play the next snap, you sit your ass down.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||SCHUSTER!!!!!!!||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Nope||
As someone of BOTH Native American AND Irish heritage, you can't out-flank me on this one. The Irish were treated poorly by the British, and were treated poorly by modern standards in the late 19th century/early 20th century. However, the treatment of Irish people is, by historical standards, LIGHT YEARS beyond the treatment of Native Americans, African Americans, and a bunch of other groups.
There is also a big difference between attributing a moderately undesirable quality to a group and just flat out naming your team after a slur. If they were the "Notre Dame Fightin' Micks," or the "Notre Dame Shamrock-F***ers," you'd have a better case.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Uh... yeah.||
That's. The. Point.
You KNEW it was related to a post that was already active. You just did it to be contrarian and to try to prove a point.
I'm done moderating your posts. You shall not create any new ones for a month.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||OT: Columnist discusses media coverage re: Michael Sam.||
OT: Columnist discusses media coverage re: Michael Sam.
Topic being discussed two posts below. Obviously political website. No analysis provided by OP. Flamebait. Take your pick.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If it makes them feel better||
Let them know that there are already gay men in their locker rooms, and they have already seen their junk. A gay man will almost certainly see their junk again this year, even if Michael Sam is 3000 miles away.
The issue isn't "a gay man will see me naked." The issue is "I will KNOW that a gay man has seen me naked." And that is a bullshit issue when compared to the rights of a gay man to do a job he is fully capable of doing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, no||
Browns are very obviously a reference to Paul Brown, seeing as (a) it is an objective fact, and (b) there is absolutely no evidence that it has ever been taken otherwise by any rational person ever.
The Washington Nationals is a reference to the fact that Washington is, in fact, the seat of power of our "nation".
The "Fighting Irish" is a little racist/jingoist/etc, but we didn't systematically kill the Irish, rape their women, take their land, and destroy their culture, and then name a team the derogatory slur to which we referred to them as we systematically killed them, raped their women, took their land, and destroyed their culture. So, I guess that's a difference.
Mascots can make a "select group of people" uncomfortable and be within the bounds of good taste. I'm not sure everyone likes the Vikings mascot. But there is a line of decent taste, and HOLY SHIT IT'S 2014 AND WE STILL CALL A TEAM THE REDSKINS.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm saying||
Is that where it is related to peoples' jobs, there are a number of situations in modern society in which people are exposed to the types of genitals that they would gravitate towards in their personal/social lives, but those people can nevertheless be mature and adult about such exposure because they are adults.
For example, women breast feed in public, and occasionally a nip will slip. Some people flip out, but for the most part people can be mature because it is not a huge deal.
Now, if I have a daughter, I won't be fine with her being around heterosexual males EVER, for any reason. But that's a different story.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You can't "ban" words||
But you can sure as hell punish their use. For example, people who drop the f-bomb around here (not fuck, you can say fuck) are Bolivianed or worse. "Redskins" is a racist anacronism that will go away sooner or later.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I mean||
There are thousands of heterosexual female doctors (including ER docs and urologists), and more than a handful of male OBGYNs. And let's just say you'll get WAY more than a passing glance from them. And the universe seems to continue to function.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||One thing you're forgetting||
The team that cuts him will be the same team that DRAFTED him. Who is going to give shit to the team that valued him most highly on draft day if they subsequently cut him?
"Gee, the Lions must be really homophobic because they knowingly drafted the first openly gay player and then cut him."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
That the "you can't talk about next year until next year" thing isn't a real rule.
What I WOULD say is that there are just way too many unknowns for next year (see: McGary, GRIII, Stauskas) to really be able to gauge anything. If they all come back, WOO PARTY TIME. If they all leave, less party time. If it is one of the other 6 combinations (a likelihood, I'd say), it'll be somewhere in the middle.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Generic jinxes are hogwash||
But the KenPom jinx is real and is not to be effed with.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah||
But their 6 conference losses were by 27, 23, 26, 14, 26, and 4 (to Nebraska at home). Throw in a double OT win over Purdue and a 6 point win over Illinois, and it's hard to declare them, you know, not bad.
Also, PLEASE DON'T TRY TO REJINX THE KENPOM UNJINX
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Eh||
They're still really not good.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||It's about midway||
Between Thursdays, which is when HOW usually runs.
Also, for reasons that are totally NOT just jinx-removal-related, this had to run before Michigan takes the court tomorrow.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No way||
I don't agree with your classification of this as part of the "culture wars." But even if it is, there is a huge, gaping cavern between "politics" and "culture." We discuss culture here every damn day, and people are permitted to do so freely until they drag the conversation into a verboten topic like politics or religion.
That said, you're still wrong.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yep||
On stuff like this, it all depends on how people react. If people can have a calm, reasoned discussion, it stays. If not, it doesn't. Here, a few people (cough cough IPFW_Wolverines) screwed it up for everyone.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'll babysit this one for a while||
But it will eventually devolve and be pulled.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting||
This hasn't been discussed yet.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I think the opposite||
Would be an equatorial vortex... which sounds a lot like a hurricane.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||FWIW||
If anyone crosses 'the line,' let someone know in the Mod Action Sticky, and it will be handled.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||"We" are soft, eh?||
'I wasn't calling YOU soft. I was calling US soft. That's way better.'
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Blown out?||
The Indiana game was a four point game with a minute left. In what universe is that a blowout?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Hype||
He came in as a 3-star TIGHT END. He only got hype last year, and he was 2nd team all Big Ten.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It was always possible||
Taco has the kind of frame where he could slide down if he put on some weight. It wouldn't be terribly surprising to see him play snaps at either WDE or SDE, or both.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That Beckman interview...||
...is amazing. At one point he refers to Illinois as "the state that we're currently in." And in not in a "it sounds better in context" kind of way.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good call||
Yeah. That's... not right. They have been outscored by 9 points per game, which is impressive enough for a .500 team.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||For those interested||
We'll be doing a liveblog starting around 10:00 tomorrow.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Ferrell came in at 41.4% from deep||
Assuming they are independent trials, the odds of a 41.4% shooter making 7 of 8 are about 1%.
Y U HATE US, 2014???
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Eh||
I was mostly reminding people of the board rules, and took the opportunity to include the Twitter stuff. It's primarily a "you were warned, so I don't feel as bad about the banhammer" thing.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
You can TALK to recruits. You just can't talk to them for the purpose of encouraging them to attend your school.
Otherwise, Michigan State recruits could never have a pizza delivered.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Long story short||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If that happens||
The internet will explode, so we won't have to worry about people making inappropriate comments.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No way||
That would only be fair game if someone caught it on camera. And what are the odds of that?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Kinda||
I talk to my son every day. I often say hello to the other kids in his day care class.
I'd say "don't talk to kids you don't know and for whom you have no legitimate purpose for contacting."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Generally, yes||
for the Sword of Recruitocles hovers over us all.
That said, I have absolutely no information about any impending bad news.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||/consults rule book||
Surprisingly, that is okay, provided there are no marmalades. The extra zest/peel counts as an impermissible benefit.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Again||
If you aren't familiar with The Kids these days, "the grind" is synonymous with "the things I have to do." It includes classwork, film study, yoga, grocery shopping, etc. So saying he's back on the grind doesn't mean he's lifting heavy objects or anything.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
But some people claim it was a fake account.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Rising and grinding||
Is not "news" so much.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You are correct||
You are correct
|4 weeks 5 days ago||but||
but the savior of people who hate navigating Westlaw/Lexis
|4 weeks 5 days ago||One quibble, Brian||
You mentioned "No one in the OSCR or OIE bothered to tell Hoke that they had found Gibbons culpable in the 2009 incident on November 20th." as one of the possibilities, and that is a problem. I think it's very possible that's the case, and that it is actually part of the process.
IMHO, you don't want the University to share info with the athletic department until the final determination has been made. Not knowing the process very well, it seems like the November 20th determination is a preliminary determination subject to appeal. If Gibbons had an option to appeal, the decision is not final, and therefore it could be reversed. And if you start telling institutions that might have a non-justice-based interest in seeing that reversed (i.e. an athletic program wanting to save a player from expulsion), you're begging for undue influence. Best practice would seem to be to wait until the decision is finalized, and THEN tell the program.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Incorrect||
It's for a "crime of violence or a nonforceable sex offense."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No way||
This is a job for the sky writers
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Strange||
I googled "hilariously overblown hyperbole," and it directed me to this thread.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||This thread||
bottles my mind.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Look||
I admit I haven't worked out the details. It's just a rough idea.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I floated this idea last week||
But it didn't gain much traction apparently, so I'll pitch it again: "HOW ABOUT WE QUIT FUCKING SHOOTING PEOPLE?"
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I dunno||
I think a lot of it is an effort to get information out promptly, largely in response to the perception that doing so could have helped in situations like Virginia Tech.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Is that||
I be like dang cat?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Burden of proof||
Is a huge, huge thing. There's a reason the Department of Education mandated this change: it makes a gigantic difference, especially in cases like these in which a defendant/accused can raise SOME doubt.
Look at OJ Simpson. He won the criminal trial but lost the civil trial, largely because a criminal trial has a higher standard of proof.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW||
Much of the last debate stemmed from someone who took Brian to task for not explicitly denouncing rape or saying how bad it is in his initial post. We all AGREE, and it would have been perfectly appropriate if he included it, but it's absence didn't condone or minimize the impact of rape.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
With the time value of money, it is much better to be at a wash at the end of the year. However, from a "HEY, COOL, THEY CUT ME A CHECK" standpoint, refunds just feel good.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Just a guess||
They probably separated the "goods and services" portion out for tax purposes, as you can only deduct 85% of the PSD as a charitable donation
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Did my taxes this morning||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I am a lawyer||
And I can confirm that whatever his theory is, he's wrong. By a lot.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, no||
Black's Law Dictionary provides a nice definition of a crime... but those arent the "elements of a crime." The government can dish out punishments of lots of sorts without it being a crime. That's just not how it works.
By your standard, most environmental regulations are criminal convictions. People lose custody of their children without criminal convictions. Shit, try telling a traffic court judge that he has to find beyond a reasonable doubt that your parking tickets are legitimate, and tell me how far that gets you.
He was expelled from a University, which does not qualify as a criminal punishment. I'm pretty sure you can be fired from a government job without a conviction.
I could go on, and I could explain the standards, but... no, man. No. just... just no.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be more direct than my polite friend...||
Knock it the everloving hell off.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Just call it a foul||
If Wisconsin starts getting called for undercutting shooters a dozen times a game, they'll stop doing it.
MOST of the time, no one gets hurt. It's just a crappy way of throwing the shooter off because he has to adjust his landing to avoid turning an ankle. And under the rules, it's a foul.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I considered it||
But people get mad when you have too many gifs in a post for some reason. Something about loading the content on a smartphone.
And yeah, on behalf of the white people, we are truly sorry for this.. whatever she is doing.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||NO NO NO NOOOOOOO||
KenPom says 81-64 in a 66 possession game. THAT IS THE PREDICTION.
There shall be no tempting fate.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Blerg||
Fixed, thanks. This is what happens when one team in the Opponent Watch plays another team in the Opponent Watch. Streams cross, portals are opened... mass hysteria.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's a fair point, certainly||
But if that's the case, they should be taxed on their scholarships NOW, as the grant is conditioned on them bouncing the bouncy thing and catching the throwy thing. So I guess I'd say that the scholarships wouldn't be any MORE taxable than they currently are.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The IRS already ruled on it||
Rev. Rul 77-263
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Not true||
Scholarships for tuition and related expenses, regardless of the conditions of the grant, are exempt from federal taxation:
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Good call||
It's an important distinction. However, there's a decent chance that the NCAA would simply implement whatever terms it came to with the union with everyone, not just with the members of the union. It's the a major debate point behind Right To Work; a union can be in place that can guarantee whatever the workers need, and you don't necessarily have to be a member to enjoy the benefits (the coattail problem).
I wouldn't worry too much about taxation, though. 26 USC 117 excludes the academic portions of scholarships from gross income, regardless of how the NLRB sees the status of the scholarshipped.*
*Yes, that's a word.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Thing is||
It wouldn't necessarily change anything. As Brian pointed out, the NLRB has gone back and forth on the issue, and it hasn't much mattered. Labeling them "employees" wouldn't change much about how schools treat them in and of itself. Quite the opposite: it wouls just acknowledge the existing state of affairs.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||For those who don't want to read the law review article||
Here's the crux:
The NLRB established a set of criteria to determine whether Grad Assistants, TAs, etc. count as employees:
They clarified that the distinction is essentially whether the work done is performed in connection with their studies and/or has a primarily academic purpose. Here, "student-athletes" ARE students, but their labor is not in relation to education (it is promarily economic, NOT educational), and they do not work with faculty or in an academic setting.
Furthermore, they also meet the common law definitions of "employee": their work is done under the control/right of control of their employer, they are compensated for their labor, and they are generally economically dependent on their employer.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Which is fine||
But the article stayed up. So if you were going to get that information from MGoBlog, you would have seen it. Some people only come here every couple of days, which is perfectly fine, but they can't blame their lack of knowledge of the subject on over-exuberant modding.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Okay||
How long does it take to get all of one's thoughts in writing? 3 hours is usually enough time. And the topic was left up for any and all to see, so it wasn't as if we swept it under the rug. To say folks weren't aware of it because we "curbed discussion" is a llittle unfair.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Nah||
There was a pretty extensive discussion AGAIN when this came up last year:
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I know||
I know SCHOOLS think it means whatever they think it means. But it doesn't.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||FERPA only applies to Educational Records||
They probably can't release everything related to the OIC process, but that doesn't mean they can't discuss Brendan Gibbons at all.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I dunno||
This one was pretty good too.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It was SOMEWHAT effective||
The floor picked up three blocking fouls over the course of the game.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hey||
I took BANG THING BANG BANG LOUD 100... but only because it was a prerequisite to Physics of Smashy Smash 201.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Your horse is high||
But also incorrect. Your horse is a goat on stilts.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Dude, we get it||
You don't think Kate Upton is hot. Stop posting the same set of pictures every week and picking the same goddamn fight.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
On KenPom, Northwestern is 214 spots behind Northwestern STATE offensively.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||All things in life||
Should be classified as Elite, Real Good, Grim, and Northwestern.
"I did some extra credit which bumped my grade from a Grim-plus to a Real Good-minus"
|6 weeks 1 day ago||DUDE||
YOU SHOULD COME TO EAST LANSING. IT'S TOTALLY FUN HERE.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||We should ask||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Question||
Does anyone know if class size affects these rankings?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||TL;FD||
(Too long; Fire Dumars)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||#NeverForget|
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Indeed||
And we'll still look at him and say "how the hell did HE gain 40+ pounds? He still looks so skinny."
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
I wait until after the Wednesday games to update records for teams that play on Wednesday. And sometimes I forget because I am not smarts.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Probably a wash||
But It moves us another game clear of Wisconsin and their very favorable schedule, so I'd call it a win. Also, Bo Ryan's tears are a plus.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Damn you, spell check||
I hate it when people screw up idioms.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
This is what happens when the Big Ten plays evening games on writin' day.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Nope||
That's really not obstruction of justice. I could explain why, but it isn't.
As for it being a "bad look," the kid is already under arrest and the evidence already exists. Sharing it across social media does nothing but bring additional ridicule, and nothing good can come from that.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely agree||
And he's earned whatever comes his way. I'm just encouraging people to be a little reserved in their glee at this kid ruining his golden ticket.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||REMINDER||
The kid is a high schooler. Obviously he messed up, and will almost certainly pay for it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||My understanding||
Jashon Cornell was (and is) priority #1 at WDE, and they weren't sure they were going to take two, what with DaShawn Hand and Malik McDo... aw, hamburgers.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Damn||
A college kid? Drinking underage? CATAPULT HIM.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
I wish schools were actually able to provide more relevant education for some of these guys. A financial planning course or a public relations course would be way more valuable to a one-and-done than PoliSci 101. It would destroy the facade of the pure "student-athlete," but it would serve these kids better.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Fair points||
I'd say the one mitigating factor is that early-entrants and sure-fire-professional players represent a fraction of football/basketball/hockey, and a very small fraction of all college athletes. For every Burke/GRIII/Lewan, there are hundreds of other athletes who still use sports to get them to their degrees.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thing is||
A degree is nice, but for a first rounder, their first contract (which is guaranteed) will probably be worth more than they would ever make with their degree alone. In financial terms, a degree from Michigan for a guy like GRIII is worth basically nothing. And while there is certainly value in education generally, the normal goal of a college education is to further one's career prospects, which for these guys... mission accomplished.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It pretty much means that, yeah||
Certain words/phrases can have neutral meanings and still have serious racial connotations. Any wide receiver can be "scrappy," or "deceptively fast," but usually you're talking about a white guy. I'm reminded of Michael Scott calling Stanley "urban" all the time.
In this case, the guy hasn't done anything that would, in normal usage, qualify as thuggish. Trash-talking is not a thuggish. Gang-related activity is thuggish. Larceny and assault are thuggish. Playing within the rules of a football game and then having strong opinions about it is only "thuggish" if you mean it in the racist sense.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's not FERPA, is it?||
Because these aren't educational records. And I don't think it's HIPAA either, because they can freely discuss his status on the team without disclosing any PHI. So even if the school may be providing some sort of medical treatment, they can still answer the question if they want.
They just don't want.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Strawmen never hunt||
They are pacifists. And you're comparing a post-game press conference-type interview (which Sherman ALSO gave, quite calmly and eloquently) with an interview conducted RIGHT THEN. Like, literally moments after play concluded. And THAT's what's new. They're putting mics on guys on the field and aiming dishes at Peyton Manning yelling OMAHA 37 times. We have more access, not more trash-talk.
Besides, my point was more to Section 1's original point that trash talk was never really a part of sports until the recent wave of whippersnappers, because previous generations fought large wars and therefore respected the respect.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Agree and disagree||
You see more of it in the media these days than you used to... but that's because of the media. Shining a light on something doesn't make it appear. It just makes it visible where once it wasn't.
Point of fact, Ty Cobb WAS a trash talker: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-07-16/sports/0607160097_1_robin-...
Ted Williams was a trash-talker: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/04/04/book-review-facing-ted-...
The entire Babe Ruth 'Called Shot' incident was ABOUT trash talk, and was itself part of the trash talk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth%27s_called_shot
Stick a mic in The Babe's face after that homer, and take a guess as to what he would say.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I think his point||
Was that you were glorifying a time period in sports that coincided with some serious problems in sports. That you presented a gilded image of a morally superior time when the underlying metal was tarnished with sins of all kinds, including racism of embarrassing breadth and depth. I dunno. I'm just guessing.
To answer your question, though, I think it is fair to criticize Sherman for this episode if you think he violated some unwritten rule of decorum. I'd disagree, but it's not beyond examination. However, many people reacted in a racialized way, which we SHOULD all agree is ridiculous. The guy was too loud and assertive in an interview. This would not correlate to "thug" as strongly as was seen without a healthy dose of... shall we say 'racial subtext.'
As for how far Deadspin had to look, they published that article like 30 minutes after the interview. It didn't take hundreds of man-hours. It took MAYBE a couple, and consisted of a simple search for "Sherman n*****" or any of the other horrible things people literally said to Sherman.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||How is that a comparison?||
Football players do LOTS of things I can't do at my job. I can't press my co-workers within the first five yards after their desks. I'm not asked to execute a zone blitz very often. And my job isn't an adrenaline-fueled mania demanding nothing but peak physical effort and performance against another human being. And no one puts a mic in my face at my most emotional moments.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||No chance||
Your whitewashed view of sports is amusing, but terribly misguided. Sports has been filled with just as much vile crap as the rest of society for a long, long time. Ty Cobb was a complete jackass and a virulent racist. Fielding Yost had some well-documented issues. Muhammad Ali talked more trash than Richard Sherman could DREAM of talking. "All-American Boy" Mickey Mantle was a drunk and a man with many character flaws. The "survived world wars and depression" athletes you spoke of weren't exactly kind to Jackie Robinson and had plenty of kind words for him on the field (and that sets aside the hundreds of elite athletes they relegated to the Negro Leagues for decades).
The difference is that in the past, the media ignored this stuff. Now they exploit it for fun and profit. Football trash-talk didn't originate with the invention of the parabolic microphone.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||In fairness...||
People did say some dumb, racist stuff. And this is just the overtly racist stuff, not the "thug"-level race-baiting.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You know what?||
I don't care. Either way. Just don't care.
IMHO, it isn't something to be celebrated. It also isn't something to be chastized. They stuck a mic in his face at the end of a long, brutal, physically and emotionally challenging conference title game. He reacted with emotion. It happens. Remember when they stuck a mic in Lloyd's face at halftime against Iowa (?) a few years back for the halftime interview? He basically called the reporter an idiot and walked away. It happens. Emotional people with a great deal invested in their incredibly intense craft will, on occasion, say emotional shit.
You can't ask everything of these guys and then get pissed when they can't flip the switch back to civilized Crash Davis cliche mode before they even get off of the damn field of play.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
I fixed Northwestern's record. I always do that. I always screw up some mundane detail.
As for the rankings, if this was a true Power Ranking, I'd be with you. But I am bound by the Tao of KenPom. To cross him is to invite chaos and madness.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW||
I read this in the voice of Johnny Cash, and it sounded really profound.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
Guys who can provide run support AND take away half the field are like left-handed albino unicorns. If you find one, you use him as such.