|2 hours 59 min ago||But that's just for malpractice||
And its a very narrow exception. Here, this would be like suing a county because inadequate security at one of their buildings led to you being raped, and them looking at your psychiatrists' notes afterwards.
There is no way this kind of disclosure would fly under HIPAA.
|3 hours 14 min ago||Nutshell||
HIPAA covers everyone at a health care provider, insurer/health plan, health care clearing house, and health care service provider who receives Protected Health Information. That includes the person at the front desk, the janitor cleaning the hospital, the IT guy working on the computer systems, etc.
It's just that apparently (and I didn't know this) FERPA covers some ground that HIPAA would normally cover when the school itself is providing services.
|3 hours 19 min ago||Indeed||
This is a Covered Entity, son. We play by Covered Entity rules.
|3 hours 21 min ago||That's the thing||
She was talking to a doctor. She was talking to a doctor, and this would be covered under "doctor-patient confidentiality" under normal circumstances.
|3 hours 29 min ago||So||
Now that the stupid, hopefully-unnecessary warning is out of the way, I disagree with Oregon's interpretation of the FERPA exception in this case. They weren't disclosing the records. They were using them for internal prep, and did not disclose them to the opposing party.
|3 hours 30 min ago||Two points||
1) This is a very relevant and important topic.
2) PLEASE everyone behave and allow it to be a relevant and important conversation.
|1 day 9 hours ago||It won't do any good||
I will personally text you the final score. And sky-write the final score over your house. And roam your neighborhood with the speaker car from Blues Brothers yelling the final score.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Obviously||
|5 days 7 hours ago||Congratulations on the new location||
But can you compete with these guys?
|5 days 8 hours ago||Eh.||
Is not good. Is not worst thing ever. Is just... eh.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I think the booth OVERTURNED it||
Which... how is that even possible? How can no one know how the pylon works?
|5 days 10 hours ago||That's the thing, though||
Dumb rule or no, it was the correct call. So while I think that SHOULD count as a catch in any rational world, the refs got it right.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Yes.||
|6 days 8 hours ago||No.||
|6 days 9 hours ago||No.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Not that we're going down the political road...||
But you do realize that the University of Michigan is a state university, yes? And you know what that means, yes?
|1 week 4 days ago||Interesting||
Will there be a way to retroactively scratch out dumb predictions that don't turn out to be anywhere near accurate? Asking for a friend.
|1 week 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 6 days ago||FWIW||
Those numbers include three walk-ons who deserve scholarships.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Also||
They're aren't in the Midwest right before the combine
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Bobby|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I have a question||
About my dog's anal glands...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You're just mad||
About what happened to Kate Mara.
I join you in that sentiment
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The whole series||
Or Rocky as in "Rocky I"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I dunno||
Leviticus, 11:17 says that "He who shall Perform a Song which is not the Song of the Victorious in a Manner which intermingles it with the Song of the Victorious shall be put to Death."
Rules are rules.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This.||
So very much this.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That||
is a lot of sig figs.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||No...||
...if you put the big cooking spoon thing in like that, you'll never have room for the DAMMIT MOVE I'LL DO IT.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
See also: the colloquial (and objectively incorrect) use of "ironic" to mean "coincidental" has been added to some dictionaries. IT STILL AIN'T RIGHT, SON.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I mean||
If your position is that we can't make fun of ANYTHING on the internet, that's cool. We'll just have to disagree. It's a perfectly fair position, just one that I happen to vehemently disagree with.
As for mistakes, I don't think I have a mistake to own here. I came in well after the fact here, and am just discussing the general point. I owned up to a mistake a couple of posts above, but beyond that I feel pretty blameless.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think he was saying style-wise||
Wheat doesn't appear to be a super-explosive TE type who can run like a WR and hit like a Fullback. He's more blocky than catchy. So while he can be a really useful weapon, he probbaly won't be the guy you highlight as a matchup nightmare. For that type of TE, you'll be looking more at the Ian Bunting-type TE.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So NOTHING can be mean?||
No "Brian Kelly is an angry purple little man" jokes? No "Tom Izzo is a whiny little man" jokes? No "Branden Dawson punches inanimate objects" jokes? No "Anything related to Tom Crean" jokes?
Not every argument is made with the purest forms of logic and reason, and arguing otherwise is nuts. And if you're going to argue that this is a pure ad hominem, I think it's worth pointing out that the picture confirmed the same "vibe" as the proposal, which was... uh... not something we old folks were super amped to see brought forth.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||And you know what?||
I regret that post a great deal. In my mind at the time (and for a good while afterward), it was making fun of a really bad music video. But it was only "amusing" because of who made it... and it was a 17-year-old (I think) who made it. I didn't get that at the time. I get that now. But I'm not going to unpublish it, because hiding that stuff doesn't help, and the ability to wipe the slate clean in hindsight makes people less considerate when they originally hit "publish."
But here, we're talking about an adult. Perhaps the line is an arbitrary one, but it's a pretty broadly accepted one in our culture. Second-semester sophomores are 19 or 20. They've lived away from home for two years. They can drink in Canada. Besides, this is a guy who isn't getting pulled into this from the background. He put himself in the foreground, both by becoming a representative and by putting forward a really terrible proposal to that body. Was posting the picture mean and unneccesary? Maybe. Hell, probably. But does being "mean" make it inappropriate? I don't think so.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Narrow block of text||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Where I come from||
Saying "hey, this is the member YOU ELECTED to the governing body trying to do a stupid thing and asking for your money to do the stupid thing, so tell them to stop doing the stupid thing" is a pretty damn acceptable use of social media. If this was a state legislator or a Congressman, no one would say anything.
For the life of me I can't see why you think this individual is above people responding directly to them in a medium designed exactly for that purpose.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't||
But if I had, what exactly would have been wrong about that? Seriously, what information would I have been sharing that wasn't already freely available for anyone with 30 seconds and an Internet machine? Hell, what information would I have been sharing that I didn't find with 30 seconds and an Internet machine?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure what you mean||
I have no reason to be disingenuous here. I'm not receiving a nickel from the site. I'm not even writing for the site anymore, other than the occasional response to the This Weeks Obsession articles. I'm not trying to make inroads in the blogging community.
I don't always agree with Brian. I just happen to not think he did anything wrong here, and I get tired of people who don't understand how social media works..
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No chance||
Adam posted that picture for all to see, in a manner that made it extremely likely that anyone who wanted to see it could find it in short order. Brian then posted a picture of the that exact same thing, which was available to the exact same universe of people.
By your standard, linking to anything anyone coule ever consider embarassing (picture, stupid student newspaper article with byline, public performance, whatever), is cyberbullying.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He's an elected member of the CSG||
And in that capadity as an elected official (of a teeny weenie election, but still) he's making a proposal to the CSG. How in the tapdancing hell is telling people to tell that guy who ostensibly represents the student body that his idea is TERRIBLE AND NEEDS TO BE THROWN INTO A VOLCANO a bad thing?
Like any social media, a Twitter feed is exactly as private as you choose to make it. Before Brian said one word, I (as a person who has never met Adam Weiss and knew nothing about him) searched for him and saw this within 30 seconds.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He received exactly 12 mentions||
And only a couple were remotely bad.
The fact remains that a simple Twitter search for "Adam Weiss" revealed his account almost instantly. I saw it before Brian posted it. If we're saying that re-posting images of social media content that was ORIGINALLY INTENDED FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION is cyber-bullying, I don't know what to tell you.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I mean||
It is pretty shady that Brian published the public Twitter feed of a guy named Adam Weiss who goes by the super-secret internet pseudonym "Adam Weiss."
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||NSFMF|
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
YOU ARE BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, maybe not. But soon...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You can question any dogma||
And to the extent you think "hey, don't call people retards" is a dogma, you can continue to call people whatever you want. This is just an effort to inform people who somehow AREN'T already aware that calling people "retards" is offensive to a lot of people.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Slippery slope||
FWIW, most totalitarian thought-Nazification isn't voluntary. And poster-based.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||WE'RE NOT GOING THERE||
Speaking of 'speech that isn't acceptable," TALKIN' POLITICS IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Okay||
But college is also supposed to prepare you for walking into your first post-college job knowing that you shouldn't call things retarded. So maybe this is aimed at that, and not at protecting the virgin ears of the nearby children.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||We have a version of that||
Certain words are auto-banhammer. Most of them are the usual race/ethnicity/sexual orientation words, but there is also one nickname for Michigan State that is so dumb that upon uttering it you can't stay.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I should have been more exact||
You are correct. They have to demonstrate injury. They just don't have to demonstrate "I was harmed $X worth of injury" they way they would have to if they were suing for damages.
I'd think it would be pretty easy to make the case that because signing the agreement procluded him from signing other similar agreements, he was injured with the loss of that ability. It's speculative/consequential, but i would guess that would be sufficient.
I still don't think an action would have a prayer though.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You wouldn't need damages||
"Fraud in the inducement" is a matter of whether a contract was valid to begin with (or whether it is voidable), not the damages that would result from breach.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I can't help but wonder||
If many of these comments wouldn't be a lot different if we replaced the word "mom" with "dad."
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||You seem wise||
How do I subscribe to you?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It is||
It's about 365 days.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||As someone who attended Michigan AND Notre Dame||
It's whatever you think is best.
But you should probably think Michigan is best.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There was some running||
Then some lifting.
Then some running.
Then a secret workout I can't divulge.
Okay, it was lifting.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||MIKE JONES||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
And 196.850 is a hell of a nice score
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If you know a little chemistry||
It's actually an interesting metaphor. Most of the energy when you heat something is used in the last degree, when you actually complete the phase transition (like from liquid to gas). It's pretty easy to get water to 211 degrees, but takes a lot to get it to boil.
And if you watch it, it will never boil.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's the boiling point of water||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah...||
But he was... oh, what is English phrase... on a shit-ton of steroids.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't dislike him||
I could just never get a handle on how good he was. With some guys, you don't know how good they are until you see them in action... and with other guys, you can see them in action and STILL not know if they are any good.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||How big of a deal is that, though?||
I mean, he's been to campus a bazillion times, he's met pretty much all of the recruits, and by then he will have met personally with the relevant coaches. Would he need to confirm that the Diag is still where it was before?
Josh McMillon not visiting campus is a death-knell. Mike Weber not visiting campus is a shrug emoji.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||James Rogers comparison||
So you're saying the floor for him is "I have no earthly clue if this player is kinda good or okay or just the worst damn corner in the history of the forward pass"?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah||
I don't see causation or injury here. Help me out, MGoLawyers.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The author||
Is a Michigan fan. And an alumnus of my high school, if I'm not mistaken.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Yes||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||If PV=nRT||
Then a 15K change would be closer to a 5% change in P, no?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
I'd say it's POSSIBLY illegal. There isn't a "you can only charge $X and if you charge a penny more it's illegal" bright-line, but a judge could look at how much they charge and say it was illegal.
Regardless, certainly shitty.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This||
is the correct answer.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Cutcliffe||
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||(No subject)|
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||Positive||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||But||
We're talking about Marcellus WILEY, so while the line in the film may be "Marcellus Wallace," in this context it's funnier to never mind I quit Earth.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||That's Razor Ramon||
Kids these days...
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh info from a new MGoUser||
Harbaugh info from a new MGoUser
lolwut pear dot jpg
|10 weeks 6 days ago||So||
Are they buying Gruden Manor?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The thing||
Is that he's controversial WITHIN Michigan athletic circles. And I don't think that's a secret, or even a controversial statement.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||If you want||
I'll send Vincent your email address.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||If you want||
I can give him your email address, and he can get in touch with you. Or you can send a note to MGoBiSB@gmail.com with whatever contact info you want to send him, and I'll forward it along.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Please mail me mine||
Secret Vault under Markley Hall, Cubicle 7
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|11 weeks 3 days ago||"Almost none chance"||
Astute analysis, that.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||No||
Michigan fans (like pretty much everyone else) are convinced he's a sure-fire NFL talent, which is undeniable, and a sure-fire early-round pick in the NFL draft.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Get yo' woman on the floor.||
Gotta gotta get up to get down.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I got it||
I was on the move on my phone, so I was limited in my ability to fix things. It was a user named "WoIverine Devotee," with WD's avatar and signature block and whatnot. But the "l" was a capital "i". Cheeky.And ban-hammered.
That's such a dumb use of time. Taking the time to rack up a couple hundred points and create this post which was literally gone in minutes.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||You missed the point||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Wait wait wait||
I tried to SAVE him...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||ATTENTION INTERNET PEOPLES||
Perhaps your best course of action on this topic would be to tread lightly.
/Walter White voice
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||Indeed||
Good call. Fixed.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Censorship?||
I think you mean "CENSORSHIP!!!!!11111"
|12 weeks 1 day ago||According to this book I saw||
Even Jim Hackett is occasionally full of poo.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Because||
Money can be exchanged for goods and services.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yes and no||
The search itself wasn't all that bad, because it was really compressed. RichRod's firing to Hoke's hiring was 5 days (January 6th to January 11th). There are only so many ridiculous-ass theories you can throw out there in five days. Here, we've been speculating about new coaches for 2 months, with another month to go.
On the other hand, it was way worse because unlike this time, where everyone pretty much agrees he had to go, last time there was an active debate over whether RichRod should be fired at all. THAT got really, really ugly.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'll say this||
I moderated a coaching change once before. It is not pleasant. We all owe Justin and LSA a beer.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Eh||
Age is an issue. He's 163.
Also he's been dead for 127 years, which is going to be a big target for negative recruiting.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Perhaps||
But if you don't think they at least discussed the basic parameters of the contract (including the approximate dollar amount) before they announced the hire, you're nuts.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||So||
While we're not going to get into the government contracting issues, because NOPE NOPE NOPE, the answer to you question is simple: free market capitalism.
Michigan can offer Jim Harbaugh a contract that says "if you win the Big Ten you get $10 million, but if not, you get $50,000." And there's no way in hell anyone is going to sign that, because other teams will offer him a much more stable, sane deal. These aren't just mythical creatures; they're employees with families and mortgages and car payments and kids to put through college. And they can do math. Well, maybe not Tim Beckman. But the rest can do math.
Lots of coaches (probably most coaches) have incentives built into their contracts. But if you're trying to encourage a member of a very small talent pool to leave his current home and move to your city, you have to treat him like what he is.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The primary issue with buyouts||
Is that if you have a contract for a term, but there are no penalties for breaking that contract before the end of the term, then you don't have a contract for a term.Consider this example: if you lease an apartment for one year, but you can leave whenever you want without paying anything, you don't have a contract for a year.
Under normal contract law, if you break a contract before the end of the term, you owe the person whatever damages would put them in the position they would have been in had you performed your part of the bargain. Fire a guy a year early, you owe him a year's salary, minus whatever money he makes over that year at a new job (called "mitigation"). For clarity, it's often easier for an employer to set out a buyout/liquidated damages clause that just says how much each owes the other in the event of a firing/resignation/whatever.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||That's my point||
If you see something you think you need, sometimes you have to overpay. Michigan offered him a fine salary (though not a multi-year contract, which goes directly to the OP's point). But had they overpaid slightly, they might have saved themselves a LOT of headache in the intervening 7 years.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Because||
If you try to lowball a contract negotiation, Jeff Casteel stays in West Virginia and EVERYTHING BLOWS THE HELL UP.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||OT Chad Carr||
OT Chad Carr
Fantastic news. Still a double-post.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Happy Thanksgiving,||
Happy Thanksgiving, Brony-migo
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||Even if that happens||
What is the ABSOLUTE nightmare, worst-case scenario? Walton fouls out with 10 minutes left to play? So he misses 10 minutes of the game.
What happens when you sit him for 10 minutes of the first half? He misses 10 minutes of the game. Those first four fouls are a resource. Use them.
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||Me||
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||(No subject)|
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||The argument||
that "Denard Robinson was not a good quarterback" depends on a certain, very narrow definition of "quarterback." Because Denard was a guy you could line up behind the center, and when you did so he would move the ball forward like a sumbitch.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||The first play||
Was a zone read option, where Gardner made the correct read (the end crashed, and Gardner kept). The problem was that Devin Funchess, the receiver to the play side, ran a slant or chased a pretty pretty butterfly towards the middle of the field or DGAF or something, and he left the boundary corner completely untouched. So instead of being one on one with the safety to decide between three to five yards or a big play, he was eating two unblocked guys at the line of scrimmage.
After than my eyes bled too much to care.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||He called the fair catch||
When it was obvious that the gunners were gonna get there before the ball.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Nah||
You don't have a duty to Michigan football. Neither do I. The good Lord/Invisible Flying Spaghetti Monster blesses each of us with only about 4,000 Saturdays.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Uh...||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||No||
He simply revealed the beard that was always there.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I sort of agree||
It looked to me like the OL did some good things. But that's the frustrating part: even when stuff gets better, it doesn't get better.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'd say||
Worst. 30 for 30. EVER.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||About that..|
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah||
If Ricky Doyle is carrying around a bunch of bad weight, then I'm a Ricki Lake special.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Fun fact||
I actually fixed a broken dryer a few months back. Had to replace the thermal fuse. I was very proud.
Whole damn thing broke like two weeks later... but for a moment, I was a GOD.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Major Lack of WR/TE Depth||
Major Lack of WR/TE Depth
Crowd spoke. And the OP has been posting an awful lot of threads.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||For the last time||
The topic was fine. The problem wasn't that you were trying to shine a light on something important. The problem was that you DIDN'T. DO. THAT. If your idea of "shining a light" is to ask people to discuss PREVIOUS DIARIES, and you don't provide any new information, then sir/ma'am/doctor/reverend/your excellency, I don't know what to tell you. Want to compare Michigan's techniques with those of other FBS programs? Cool. We'll read it. But what you posted was unsupported, conclusory, repetitive, and generally not up to diary standards. End of conversation. /dictator'd
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||It's a gut feel thing||
Generally, a well-written and reasoned post will stay up, as long as the take is within shouting distance of reasonableness. And it usually doesn't have much to do with "support" so much as with people thinking it is a reasonable topic of conversation. You can call it "group-think" if you want (many do), but stuff that is WAY outside the mainstream just leads to fights and retaliation and general pissed-offedness, which gets threads pulled anyway.
I pulled a couple of "Fire John Beilein" threads in the middle of the 2012-2013 season (yes, THAT season) because the opinions expressed were just stupid. Call me the thought police if you wish.
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Yep||
Especially when there are only five diaries displayed. I hate to see something substantive and well-researched bumped off the page because someone else likes the sound of his own voice.
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Duh||
I cloned them. At the clonery.
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||FWIW||
There is a permanent thread devoted to the topic, in which the mods painstakingly document their actions and the reasons therefore:
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||DAMMIT MAN||
What part of "secret cabal" did you not understand?
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Posted below||
But the gist was that Michigan's S&C staff has failed. The problem was that he offered none of that "support" stuff that is all the rage.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||I just compared them side-by-side||
There are exactly zero substantive changes, save for the title.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||Indeed||
Sometimes we'll unpublish something (like a rumor that doesn't seem to have much substantiation yet), and then re-publish once more info comes out.
In this case, I re-read the diary, and I feel pretty confident about it.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||For those curious||
The diary was titled "Why our Strength and Conditioning program failed"
The first sentence was, "Why does our football team look slow and lumbering compared to other teams? Because they've been trained to be slow and lumbering."
He then pointed to two PREVIOUS diaries (without linking, of course) but provided no additional substance.
Jury, what say you?
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||Damn straight||
We only have so much room, and the mice on the treadmills that power this site get tired easily.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||Ya know||
I was waiting for this thread.
Let's see where it goes.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||Yep||
Firing the coach makes the team have sucked at football.
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||So||
A recruit sees what I write about X. He either (a) thinks I'm right, which means the real problem is X, not the fact that I WROTE ABOUT X, or (b) think I'm wrong, in which case, why the hell would it matter what random internet guy says?
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||Indeed||
Perhaps a helpful Youtube video or an article about German soccer would provide some illumination.
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||So||
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Actually||
It's about ethics in message board moderation
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Sent to Bolivia||
for the remainder of the calendar year. Considered banhammer, but I reviewed his posting history and it seemed moderate. I'll keep an eye on him.
The number of mods/staff, combined with the flood of comments at some points, mean that some terrible stuff will go unseen or unnoticed. We rely on users to point stuff out (especially in the Mod Action Sticky), and we try to react quickly and appropriately.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Aaaaaaaaaand the re-post||
What problems do you see with our football players strength and conditioning?
You can't just add "Freedom of Speech" as a tag and expect us to leave something up. That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||When we played Minnesota,||
Yeah, it was really mean of the Random Number Generating Field Position Fairies to give Minnesota such good field position.
And I'm sure I read this wrong. Because I'm sure you aren't defending losing 30-14 (and getting outgained 373-171) to a team that lost to ILLINOIS as not that bad.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Silver linings and whatnot|
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Tell you what||
Add a few more question marks. Then I'll think about it.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||So...||
Did you think we wouldn't notice that you reposted the exact same diary that was already pulled down, just with a slightly different title?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Why our Strength and Conditioning program failed||
Why our Strength and Conditioning program failed
Concern troll gonna concern troll.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||When your title||
Is "Why [X] Failed," I'm preeeeeeeeetty sure that's an argument. And you assume the conclusion. That is, by definition, a circular argument.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
This is what is known as a "circular argument."
|16 weeks 5 days ago||...||
No one ever comes to Lansing.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||The evolution of us Michigan fans has been fun||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah||
That wasn't Funchess. It was Mike Kwiatkowski.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
Mealer's comments were just the reflection of his view of the relative roles of fans and athletes... whereas Desmond was plain ol' wrong.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The difference||
Players know plenty. They just don't know EVERYTHING. There are parts of the world surrounding the Athletic Department that they literally never see or take part in. Elliot Mealer brings a lot of wisdom to the table. But he never had to buy a ticket.
It doesn't mean their opinions aren't valid, or that there aren't plenty of areas where they can provide more insight than Joe Q. Fan. But there is wisdom in acknowledging that some things are beyond your knowledge.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Simple||
You fire the head of the organization, but literally the entire structure he built (including all the complaints associated with that structure) remains 100% intact. Why would you expect anything to change overnight?
A captain takes his ship in the wrong direction. So you fire the captain because he screwed up... but you don't then immediately look around and say "DAMMIT WHY AREN'T WE HOME? WE FIXED THE PROBLEM."
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The Order of St. Kovacs||
How ya gonna award the Most Noble Order of St. Kovacs in a Chart? (CHART!) of a Rutgers UFR. Shouldn't there be firewor... OKAY OKAY, SORRY, NO FIREWORKS. Yeesh.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Out of curiosity||
Does anyone know anything about the characteristics of cocaine?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Ideas||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
This issue received a touch of attention.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||By my count||
MGoBlog was mentioned in the New York Times, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, FOX Sports, the New York Post, Deadspin, Slate, the Chicago Tribune, and basically all of the local papers and media outlets. So, that's cool.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||This one time||
I moved to Ann Arbor and installed a spread-to run offense and a 3-3-5 defense. Man. Good times.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Some may not be||
4.3.2 lists exceptions, and while none of them seem to apply on their faces, but you could make a potentially colorable argument for some emails. But if (as has been suggested) he deletes ALL of his sent mail, that would almost certainly encompass records that WERE publc records.
I didn't mean to give the impression that every scrap of paper or e-paper that Brandon ever touched would be FOIA-able. If he orders a pizza by email, that's not a public record. You can make an argument that even when Brandon is responding to an email in his capacity as an AD, he is conducting personal correspondence. It'd be an interesting case. But the suggestion here was that a general 30-day deletion period would be fine because it complied with general University record retention policies, which it clearly does not for a department director.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Wait||
Cumong man, how is it not DANTOADNIO?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||So...||
Check out Section 4.3.1 (page11)
"1. Specific record groups that should be transferred to the university archives include: (a) the chair's or director's topical file and correspondence"
|17 weeks 6 days ago||It's also worth noting||
That the document you cited is an interpretation from STATE government, which most decidedly does not cover the University of Michigan. State Universities are constitutionally autonomous entities which are in no way affected by statements by the Department of Management and Budget.
And beyond that, that presumes that the POLICY complies with FOIA. A government entity can't hide behind its own non-compliant policy as the basis for its compliance.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||What I said||
Was that if Brandon is deleting emails for purposes of avoiding FOIA. that's almost certainly a violation of FOIA. We're still looking for UofM's Record Retention policy, but if the suggestion is that Michigan's policy allows him to delete ALL of his sent mail after 30 days, I really find that unlikely.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Eh||
Doubting is good, and there are still some fuzzy edges. But I think the part that is beyond doubt is enough to be all "I be like dang."
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Just curious||
Because you don't often see attorneys poo-poo "decades-old black letter law" as if the age of the statute affects anything, or cite "state government's deletion policy" as if it is something that can trump black-letter law. Not to mention the fact that the University is a constitutionally autonomous entity that is unaffected by "state policies."
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||I dunno||
Baloo was the Attorney General for a few years, and he disagrees.
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Where'd you get your law degree?||
And tell me how they are supposed to halt deletion immediately when they don't even process the request for a couple of weeks?
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Yes||
That is exactly what I said. If you ignore a bunch of the words and rearranged some others.
They have an obligation to provide reasonable access ("A public body shall furnish a requesting person a reasonable opportunity for inspection and examination of its public records"), and an obligation to preserve those public records "A public body shall protect public records from loss, unauthorized alteration, mutilation, or destruction").
No FOIA request is fulfilled at the University of Michigan in fewer than 15 business days, and many take more than that. A 30-day deletion cycle makes record-location nearly impossible.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||I didn't say they were violating the law||
I said that deleting emails to avoid FOIA was probably a violation of FOIA. And there is a solid body of evidence (beyond even what is addressed in Brian's post) that he DOES delete emails.
And you can call me a "blogger who doesn't work in FOIA law" if you'd like, but I do have a law degree and a bar card, both of which required me to learn to be able to read a law and, like, understand it and shit.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||Yeah, there is||
They have an OBLIGATION to preserve records, and to make them reasonably available to the public upon request. Regularly deleting those emails violates this obligation.
Black text, son.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||My guess||
They didn't go through all the hoops to erase any trace of the emails. Instead, they just deleted he emails the way normal people would delete emails. I'd further guess that FOIA searches aren't forensic deep-dives; they are basically a glorified "Ctrl-F" of an individual's email. So while the emails may exist deep in the bowels of a backup server or cache or something, they wouldn't show up as a responsive record in a typical FOIA search.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||Yeah||
|18 weeks 8 hours ago||For what it's worth||
Systematically deleting emails for purposes of 'clean-up' is a legal gray area. But with that, we're talking about stuff deleted much later (measured in years, or at least many months). And even then, we're usually talking about an automatic, system-wide housekeeping effort, not a manual, user-specific purge.
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid you can't do that.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||MIKE JONES||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Reminder||
With anyone else, I would point out that algorithms need, like, data. And that we haven't played any games yet, so the thing really needs some time before we can draw any conclusions.
However, this is KenPom. And we MUST NOT ANGER THE KENPOM GODS. THE RANKINGS ARE ACCURATE.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Sure||
Eight inches. Suuuuuuure.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I dunno what this is all about||
but Fire Hoke
|18 weeks 4 days ago||CFB Stats||
www.cfbstats.com has a lot of good stuff. Here's long plays from scrimmage:
|18 weeks 4 days ago||"You know...||
...if we try to spread the defenders out, we have a better chance of..."
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Spoiler alert:||
The tactics did not really improve as we moved into WWI.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Fixed||
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Glad someone caught that||
One of the best parts of that movie... though obviously it doesn't compare to BAYONEEEEEEETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||#Jesus4MichiganHC||
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Hyperbole||
For purposes of sussing out the distinction between "good guy" and "good at his job."
Other examples that come to mind are John L. Smith and Gil from the Simpsons.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Read "Of Mice and Men"||
Lenny is a good person. He is also not capable of running a football team.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Multiple people||
Multiple people, all of whom know people who know people, have said so. Brian, John U. Bacon, several national figures, and others have all opined on the subject, and the conclusion is pretty unanimous. And it meshes with, like, logic: no one with multiple high-level options is going to choose the lame duck AD who sits in on film sessions.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||DAMMIT MAN||
ONE POST DOWN HOW DID YOU NOT SEE THAT.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Funchess says it's ''just another game''||
Funchess says it's ''just another game''
Out of context quote is out of context. Bad thread is bad.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Oh||
Well good for you.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Put me on the record||
If they close out the year on a 555-0 streak, I think Brady Hoke comes back.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed||
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Yep||
See also: judges.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Could be worse||
Your optimism could be memorialized in four-color glossy form.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Additional data||
This time of year I still trust S&P+ more. It seems to require less additional data points over the course of the season. Here's the various S&P+ defensive ranks:
Bottom line: warts and all, Sparty is the best defense Michigan has faced by at least one metric.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW||
I didn't do it. I don't think.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||FWIW||
FEI is always funky this time of year. That's why they weight it against previous years early in the season; it takes most of the year to find its level.
Michigan currently has the #23 defense in Defensive S&P+, which feels a LOT closer to where they are.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Are you familiar||
With the concept of the Dead Cat Bounce?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||But||
For all in tents and purposives, the OMA doesn't apply to state universities in Michigan
|19 weeks 5 days ago||#WistfulOrangutan4AD||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Root for it...||
...but feel free to recognize the silver lining. But yeah, absolutely continue to root for the unlikely.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Coleman||
With the QB situation, I think the only chance Coleman has is in the passing game. Maybe they can catch State in a cover zero blitz a couple of times on screens. But he's gonna see an extra defender (or three) in the box all day.