|2 days 12 hours ago||I got 25/25 on the football||
I got 25/25 on the football one. But, truthfully, I didn't know Troy was in Alabama but was seriously aided by the fact that it was Q25 and only one answer remained.
|4 days 8 hours ago||HARBAUGH!||
|4 days 12 hours ago||The pre-BCS Rose Bowl.||
The pre-BCS Rose Bowl.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Even before (about 10-15||
Even before (about 10-15 years ago) I knew about this blog and how quickly it (and the board) could filter through pay-site info and report it for free, I got sick of paying subscription dues to a scout site whose authors misspelled their entries that often. And nobody had worse spelling and grammar habits than Tom Beaver. At least back then.
|1 week 1 day ago||Football > Basketball; ergo, Gary.||
Football > Basketball; ergo, Gary.
|1 week 5 days ago||DeWeaver's camp held after||
DeWeaver's camp held after the M decommitment that Michigan was still actively pursuing him and that Michigan was still in his top group. So, without pointing fingers at a kid and saying "liar" I don't think we can so persuasively argue that Harbaugh didn't want him.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, that may be the||
Actually, that may be the first time this decade I looked at one of these photos and thought the featured Buckeye fan was doing something cool. That's an original way to celebrate halloween football. I'm into the idea...just not the color preferences.
I don't plan to derivatize it for a winged helmet (I have neither the courage nor the requisite free time), but if someone did and the photos leaked here, I bet the mgo-pinions would be overwhelmingly positive.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I understand that you may not||
I understand that you may not find my fact compelling, but no one can deny it as my fact:
I'd much rather see Batman versus Pikachu.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'd rather see Batman versus||
I'd rather see Batman versus Pikachu.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I bought an aluminum boat||
I bought an aluminum boat when I was 14 and a bike when I got to college, but I didn't get my first road-worthy gas guzzler until I turned 27 and was in my third year of med school. A 1994 Ford F-150. That was in 2011. It was worth the wait--fit my personality perfectly.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||(1) I kind of adored Lloyd||
(1) I kind of adored Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez *and* Brady Hoke. I wasn't ready for any of them to leave.
(2) At the 2005 OSU game, I sat in the student section near a Buckeye fan shaped scarcely differently than a refrigerator. He was old and alone, loud and rude, roaring all afternoon until his complexion and sclerae approximated the shade of his hoodie. I'm not sure what he was doing there, but at that age, on that day, I cared to inform him that he didn't belong.
So every time he tried to leave the aisle, I tried to out-alpha him and prevent him from getting through. Not with active hostility but a more passive kind: looking him in the eye, standing strong, and behaving immovably. Basically, I sunk to his level. Went full lizard brain. By pretending to be strong was only weak--maximally unthinking. It was a low moment, and I regret it often. Not only do I care to be a great steward of Ann Arbor's and Michigan's sterling reputations, but I also have perfect disinterest in giftwrapping for an outsider a reason to feed his confirmation bias about Michigan. Ignominy to the Nth.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You have a fundamental||
You have a fundamental misunderstanding of the athletic department. The AD does not take *any* money from the University, proper. It's entirely self-sustaining.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Even though some nations like||
Even though some nations like Germany have succeeded to generate, at times, greater than half their expended energy via solar technology, that remains financially costly (prohibitively for many), and would have been impossible in Germany without government subsidies that we'd call extreme.
I think the pursuing iceless roads in the north is worthwhile. The car crashes, labor costs, metal corrosion of salt, and destruction of life in waterways (especially streams) by rising salinity all call for the change. However, heating (whether by solar or some other route) doesn't appear to be the most promising possibility.
I think the most promising technologies will come from the realm of material science. We need cheap, durable materials that are sensationally HYDROPHOBIC.
Here's a video of a group using laser etching to create nigh perfectly hydrophobic metals.
I am seriously skeptical of the long term durability of surfaces that require a perfect maintained microarchitecture to maintain their hydrophobicity. But the point is that this avenue brings comparatively small post-installation costs. All we need is to identify the right material and convince the government that the problem is severe and, in the long term, entirely worth the tall start-up/transition costs.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm having trouble keeping up||
I'm having trouble keeping up with these hockey commits. Is there a website out there compiling these guys by (predicted) class? Class rankings?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Can someone please outline||
Can someone please outline the scholarship situation? How much attrition would we need to add these two WRs, and are there that many legitimate candidates?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This question preoccupies me too.||
This question preoccupies me too.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I suppose both can be true,||
I suppose both can be true, but am I a pussy or was this subject line weirdly hostile?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||From reliable sources--Or||
From reliable sources--Or just the posters who kept shooting that one from the hip at the top of this thread?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||We understand one another||
You've been very clear and even-handed. And I have a knack for excessive word use. We understand each other.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure why (or by whom)||
Not sure why (or by whom) you've been serial negged, but I upped you in retaliation. I didn't know you from any other poster before this thread, but on this topic you've been pretty dang close (way closer than most) to equanimous.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Eminently fair, though I'd||
Eminently fair, though I'd counter that whether an event is categorized "Atypical" makes for a circumstantial (i.e., weak) kind of evidence, and cannot be persuasively fastened to this discussion about motive.
No, Dean (4* athlete and at the head of that position group in the class) is not a typical oversigning victim, but likewise:
So while Dean is an atypical oversigning victim, that atypicalness is entirely commensurate with the diceyness of OSU's April-to-August scholarship numbers.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's logically incoherent at||
It's logically incoherent at best (deliberately misleading at worst) to engage a conversation about Urban Meyer's putative motive (or lack thereof) for giving Dean a raw deal without mentioning that OSU needed to shed scholarship players before August to get the team to 85.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Does this mean The Interview||
Does this mean The Interview was actually a documentary from the future? Where is James Franco right now?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I really want the answer to||
I really want the answer to this. I can't tell whether that spring segment was discontinued at BTN or whether I missed it. Assume the former? Not sure.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes please!||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I believe you are confusing patents for copyrights.||
I believe you are confusing patents for copyrights.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||How about one of those||
How about one of those pre-spring game BTN practice reports? Do DiNardo, Revsine, and Griffith still do one of those 30 (or 60, can't recall) minute segments per team? I can't find one scheduled.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Have you ever seen the South||
Have you ever seen the South Park episode about Freemium Gaming?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Boo.||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You clearly aren't counting the white stripes.||
You clearly aren't counting the white stripes.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||You clearly aren't counting the white stripes.||
You clearly aren't counting the white stripes.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I don't care about fashion or||
I don't care about fashion or the wardrobe of others, but since I'm not a player, woman, or child, I personally have no interest in wearing a football jersey. I own a #1 but I felt real odd (judged by myself) the last time I wore it and will likely never do it again. It just seemed too "weakling white boy sycophant."
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Right?||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||...it did.<br><br>And hockey games tend to last threeish hours.||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting hypothesis. It'd||
Interesting hypothesis. It'd be compelling in all the ways if only I understood why he'd be qualified.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Holy whoa.||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I believe you are mistaken about these moon diameters||
Titan's name may imply it is our solar system's largest moon, but that honor actually goes to Ganymede. Both of which are larger than Mercury. For the sub-Mercury moons, I think it goes Calliston, Io, Earth's and finally Triton.
If you were basing your decision on something other than diameter (mass?) then you could be correct, though in that case the word choice "largest" was misleading.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||U-Toronto is a *great* school. Same as McGill (in Montreal?).||
U-Toronto is a *great* school. Same as McGill (in Montreal?).
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The sentences spent on Brian Cole are sparkling.||
The sentences spent on Brian Cole are sparkling.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||1) MD/PhD student 2) 1992||
1) MD/PhD student
2) 1992 Cadillac Seville, black with a soft top
3) I don't understand
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, I'll go ahead and redact||
Yep, I'll go ahead and redact that comment.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That's a curious way to||
That's a curious way to describe a game that has seen nothing but ties and one-goal advantages. Never has someone not been in this game.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||COMPHER!!!!!||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Guh.||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||These announcers are pretty||
These announcers are pretty bad at describing hockey. That was neither 5-hole nor was it a "garbage goal."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||In college hockey this year||
In college hockey this year (which I happen to far prefer to MBB and somehow expected this thread to specifically regard), it's quite possible that the Big Ten regular season champion won't make the NCAA tournament unless that team also wins its conference tournament. And hockey pucks bounce more randomly than do basketballs.
Having said that, this conversation has multiple perspectives, and another fair one is "Don't whine, you dolts, next time just be better teams, win more hockey games, earn the conference multiple at-larges, and this won't even be a plausible scenario. You surely have the NHL draft picks for it."
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I bought the 59Fifty one||
I bought the 59Fifty one online, thinking it was an average Bo hat. Obviously it's made for a different kind of owner (somehow it makes my very large head look very small), but I've bent the rim and wear it anyway.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I can't tell, but one of||
I can't tell, but one of us--either you or me--has no idea what sarcasm feels like.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I appreciate the||
I appreciate the even-handedness (and also believe Brian's shallow caricature was too simple-minded) but ultimately believe you miss the mark by being too even-handed. Brandon made uncommon mistakes uncommonly often; that I find difficult to debate.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Has anyone else ever thought||
Has anyone else ever thought to compare Dave Brandon to John Taffer? They seem so near one another in worldview and verbiage.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think "Dave Brandon's||
I don't think "Dave Brandon's great failure is being a piece of shit human being." Because many, many POS people succeed in every generation. If you want to keep it general but also accurate:
|10 weeks 6 days ago||It's rather unclear. I||
It's rather unclear. I believe we are actually at 86 (26+19+26+15) at this moment.
But in September Hoke spoke rather confidently about 3 players (implied they were linemen of the offensive variety) meeting the ends of their career, and the public is yet to learn their names. So it is conceivable that we still have 2 spots remaining at the moment to either give a walk-on or a transfer. We'll see.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I'd say it is unlikely but||
I'd say it is unlikely but it's plausible and we aren't in position to make conclusions about its probability or veracity.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Meaning: better than the Beatles.||
Meaning: better than the Beatles.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Even when you don't think the||
Even when you don't think the Rolling Stones could be any more highly rated, they remain underrated.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||That getting hung up on what||
That getting hung up on what music is "cool" is precisely beside the point. That it's far better to listen to any music and just enjoy it (no matter the artist, tone, genre, or gender), because it all has redeeming value when the superficial judgments and passing acoustic fashions are stripped away.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Eventually Rutgers didn't||
Eventually Rutgers didn't hire Chris Partridge on the back of the hypothesis that it would rankle other NJ coaches (who dislike Partridge...perhaps out of envy, perhaps out of something substantive) and hurt their recruiting.
This article ends with the conjecture that having Partridge on staff "can't hurt" in pursuit of Fuller. Is that strictly incontrovertible? Or merely a guess?
Basically: I'm wondering whether NJ coaches might ever irrationally direct players away from Michigan because of his presence on the staff. That may seem ridiculous, and I'll consider that possibility strongly, but the fact that Partridge appears an excellent hire, and yet Rutgers dumped him for this recruiting reason leaves me wishing to fairly consider the other possibility as well.
|12 weeks 12 hours ago||"Bizarre aversion" may be a bit strong||
Depending on the year, Gore was targeted 2-3 times less often than he had been before. That doesn't promise that Harbaugh doesn't like the play. It could just as easily mean that Harbaugh does like other plays disproportionately more. A reasonable follow-up is whether this trend existed at Stanford and USD. And a reasonable follow-up follow-up is whether Harbaugh would have ever been well served to feature it at a time he stubbornly resisted. Minus those, this remains an unbizarre tendency and likely a product of SF-specific circumstance.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I thought EA dropped its NCAA||
I thought EA dropped its NCAA football game because of the O'Bannon pressure. Guess I wasn't paying enough attention.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Third in star average.||
Third in star average. Meaning it's last in size, not talent density. Which is a critical distinction.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||I think the voting rebegins||
I think the voting rebegins round-by-round, so the margin doesn't matter for now so long as Beilein can get into the final four.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Ha, is that the structure of||
Ha, is that the structure of fluoxetine with cat whiskers? So random.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Underinflated footballs do||
Underinflated footballs do not compare to scuffed or pine-tarred baseballs. One has a completely equivocal observation that in no way convincingly addresses the issue of intent; while the other is an unequivocal watermark of cheating. People are merely guessing that New England cheated. The evidence is lacking. Those who are deciding to make a decision on the matter are dabbling in weak-mindedness. When the observations are equivocal, the strong-minded approach requires us to neither call them cheaters nor innocent but to pause. Because, for the public, knowledgeable conclusions are so far impossible.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I come from a long line of||
I come from a long line of electricians--brother, dad, uncles, grandfather, etc.--and was the family's first to go to college (UM, '06). Technically, I still haven't stopped. B.S. in CMB and PolSci, then left to get an MD and am now finishing a biochemistry PhD.
For me, the thought that people would judge or misunderstand me because my parents stopped after high school never crossed my mind. Maybe that judgment happened, but I never noticed and wouldn't have cared. The bigger struggle for me is NOT explaining to the world why I come from the family I do but explaining to my family why I'm entering into the world I am (academia, science, school, school, school). No doubt, they don't understand my life trajectory. But they can tell I'm happy, so there's no tension; just lagging understanding.
As for the money: My folks did everything they could to help, but that was very limited, so I look out lots of loans (and worked one or more jobs for "fun money"). I always figured I was the best bet I could ever make and that a few thousand dollars at that age would far outstrip its value in 10-20 years when finally employed and paying it off. I know I'd make that gamble a thousand times more if given the opportunity.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||The fulfillment; Oh! I always||
The fulfillment; Oh!
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||(1) What would Mike Hart's||
(1) What would Mike Hart's fumble probability have been?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Has Peyton one-upped for next||
Has Peyton one-upped for next year? For reasons meaningless beyond superficial satisfaction, I'd like Charles to outlast Peyton in the NFL. If only by one day.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||It's Detroit against the||
It's Detroit against the world, and I'll vote for the good guys e'rytime.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Pipkins? (Since you're||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Bleacher Report is getting||
Bleacher Report is getting increasingly legitimized, but not by this article. I won't comment on its literary merits but its logical ones:
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Preach it, Felix!||
Preach it, Felix! Testify-testify. By which I mean "Amen," aka "I agree."
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Who was the "Golden Arm" from||
Who was the "Golden Arm" from 1986 that Bo pejoratively referenced?
EDIT: Whoops, so this was tardy like a mid-January comment about the Times Square crystal ball. That's what I get for opening this tab, and submitting it an hour later.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||False.||
No, Johnson didn't say "Harbaugh is taking the easy way out." The article said that.
Johnson said this:
"You look at the top schools in college and there's the chance to win 10, 11, 12 games and play for the national championship every year"
"The difference between the top schools and everyone else is just so huge.
"You're guaranteed by just showing up that you're going to win eight or nine. On the pro level, that's not the way it is. It's a grind."
Not the same. In fact, none of Johnson's quotes even directly name Jim Harbaugh. It's a hatchet job. Don't let yourself be a mindless siphon for the messages in manipulatively-compiled articles.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||That quote||
"Give them four years, as long as you can revoke it for any reason."
That doesn't make me think "He's going to be great in congress." That makes me think he's going to be great in Kansas, where citizens have a celebrated history of voting against their own interests.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Johnson basically||
Johnson basically communicated "Harbaugh is going to find it so easy to win big at Michigan." You guys can get outraged about anything.
If anyone deserves ire, it's the author, who deliberately slanted the narrative and gave leading questions in order to deliver a story about the opposite of "courageousness."
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Super weird.||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||w00ts!||
Way to go ladies!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Regardless of degree, the||
Regardless of degree, the same logic would apply for:
1) an OSU commit
2) a MSU commit
3) a lesser commit to any other school that may not yet have a Michigan offer, only burdgeoning interest, who wishes to use discretion not to keep fan base assholes from digging into him but to avoid a one-in-the-hand/two-in-the-bush mistake in case the Michigan offer never comes
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That was a HUGE hire for OSU.||
That was a HUGE hire for OSU. He's been the best DL coach in the Big Ten for a career-length and has belonged in the "arguably best in the nation" discussion over the same duration.
OSU's staff has a lot of great parts, but only a few are truly irreplaceable (meaning it's exceptionally difficult to imagine *anyone* getting a similarly good coach). If OSU were to ever lose Warriner or Johnson, those are the ones. Everyone on the staff belongs to the top level, but with many peers.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||HAHA! & WAT?!?||
HAHA! & WAT?!?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmm. Not yet. Trying||
Hmmm. Not yet.
Try typing something that is aerosolizable. Like anthrax. Even tuberculosis.
Or something water-borne like cholera.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Addressing #1 and #3 in reverse order||
There's a miscommunication here. When I invented the compound noun "small social innoculum" apropos the US outbreak, I intended it to mean "very few people got Ebola here."
I suspect you are referencing the equivocal study from 1995. It's results have since remained unsubstantiated. You seem independent, capable, and knowledgeable, but just for sake of being explicit, I'll summarize the study anyway:
Two separately caged monkeys are put in a room with a long history of Ebola infections. At t=0, only one monkey has the infection. Later on, the other monkey gets Ebola too. The researchers cared deeply to ignore the possibilities of mistakes/contamination and inferred from this that monkey two must have inhaled aerosolized Ebola exhaled from monkey one.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Owing to its obligate||
Owing to its obligate oral-fecal transmission mode, calling Ebola highly infectious is a significant misnomer.
Even in dense cities, each infection triggers between 0 and 3 new infections on average. Between (1) that factor of the infectious material being non-aersolizable and weakly infectious, (2) a lack of a true zoological reservoir (bats), (3) miniscule social innoculum (2 explanted cases from west africa in the United States), and (4) more capable american hospitals with longstanding quarantine practices and meticulous approaches to hygeine: Given those things, it was easy to expect that the fears of an american epidemic were overblown to an ostentatious degree.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Your conclusion about Urban||
Your conclusion about Urban focusing 10-15% less on Ohio than Tressel is not based on an unequivocal interpretation of the numbers.
I'm not talking about statistical significance but the fact that you admit Urban is signing much larger classes than Tressel did. As such, unless you want to separately argue that the state of Ohio is producing significantly fewer top recruits now than a decade ago, it would make more sense to provide the absolute numbers.
Based on sum-total rather than percent, I suspect Meyer and Tressel pulled equivalent numbers from in-state.
Going quickly off the values you provide:
(Ohioan recruiting rate) x (Avg class size**) = Average number of Ohioans per class
Meyer: 0.4 x 23.5 = 9.4
Tressel: .55 x 17 = 9.35
**[23-24 for Meyer; 16-18 for Tressel]
This doesn't speak to whether Ohioans are similarly dense on the Meyer roster as the Tressel rosters because, as you speculate, Meyer actually is redshirting way less than Tressel, though I'm not sure whether that is clearing Ohioans from the roster at a lesser, equal, or greater rate than non-Ohioans. That would be a part of the analysis of greater interest.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||"And Meyer isn't really known||
"And Meyer isn't really known for developing QBs."
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I totally understand that.||
I totally understand that. It's so common as to be the convention.
But your happiness has nothing to do with the standards and thresholds of logical coherency. Judging people on the basis of their behaviors may feel good and many times it may even pay off in terms of predicting the future. But that doesn't change the truth that it is a strictly incoherent way of reaching conclusions.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Judge the behavior, not the||
Judge the behavior, not the person. It'd be a dour mistake to spend life thinking everyone is precisely what you see and no more. Especially given that, each time you make a mistake or fail, you are sooner to appeal to circumstances ("if only...then I wouldn't have...") than flatly call yourself a lifetime failure.
/Fundamental attribution error'd
Having said that: Yes, they are people with recently deplorable BEHAVIOR as it relates to their son and his money.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||If you hate me for saying it,||
If you hate me for saying it, then I hate your behavior right back: Devin Gardner was such an easy guy to root for. By all accounts, a great influence. I'll miss knowing he's on campus. Give 'em hell, DG!
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm tired of this sense of||
I'm tired of this sense of "B1G brotherhood," too, but the OP's first sentence is worth rereading.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||That ball boy's hair:||
|16 weeks 1 day ago||There's a guy on Oregon's||
There's a guy on Oregon's sideline--seemed like a ball boy--with AWESOME hair. Think Kid 'N Play, except bigger, and highlighted (highlit?).
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I know Kaminski is their best||
I know Kaminski is their best prospect, but it's possible Jackson is more valuable to them. Having said that, they can still do a lot of damage with Kaminski and Dekker.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||This is the most curiously||
This is the most curiously esoteric conversation-with-oneself I've ever read on Mgoblog...which is really saying something.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Probably. But it also||
But it also probably won't matter.
I get the strong sense that Urban was interviewing guys like this:
"So I'm not interested in your system or ideas. My offense is now your offense. My terminology is now your terminology. Your job is to learn how to speak it, teach it, and call it."
|16 weeks 4 days ago||This may be a reading comprehension moment||
I'm not sure how the OP would rank Durkin(DC) relative to Narduzzi(DC), but now that Narduzzi is a HC, he immediately struck me as irrelevant to the ranking.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I am not convinced Harbaugh||
I am not convinced Harbaugh feels that way. His saying that is equivocal, because saying the opposite would be bulletin-board-stupid.
I'm glad OSU made it to the playoff, though, as I don't doubt that it will provide extra motivation to these coaches as they start this era.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't enough on its own, though you admit that||
That sounds like my first two years at Michigan. And I really like how my story continues to turn out.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Taking a "I guess we are||
Taking a "I guess we are scoffing at Gregg less these days" leap of faith:
From afar, I always speculated that Singletary must be excellent. Sorry to see him go. I doubt he's irreplaceable, but suspect he'd be very tough for most programs to replace. Hopefully Harbaugh knows one better. I doubt he doesn't.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||Last I checked, the NBA had||
Last I checked, the NBA had fallen to third. Behind the NFL (obviously) and CFB.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||I can't understand the negs||
I can't understand the negs you've commandeered here, but this post was built of clear thinking. It was a bit long, but very good.
And you can distill it down and bet all your cattle that this part is the operative one:
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I was basically at Michigan||
I was basically at Michigan the same time as Tolbert, and I still have a uniqname. I consider this finding equivocal.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||After watching rivals do it,||
After watching rivals do it, two recent Heisman winners do it, Chad Henne do it, heck even Tate Forcier did it, why doesn't this board want to believe a true freshman QB can succeed at Michigan in 2014?
I'm not talking about probability. I'm mocking some board members' implication that this idea doesn't have a shred of plausibility.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know that this counts||
I don't know that this counts as confirmation, but this was my assumption. It's established that Harbaugh will be the play-caller. I suspect that makes Dresno an OL coach with a fancy title, a few extra responsibilities, and added latitude for sharing opinions.
I also wouldn't be surprised, on this line of thinking, to see DJ Durkin share the DC title and spend part of his time coaching STs, as he already has a reputation of being excellent at that.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Yes. The app has a virus of||
Yes. The app has a virus of some kind, I figured.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||That's so nice. Ann Arbor is||
That's so nice. Ann Arbor is the best.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||What was his?||
What was his?
|21 weeks 6 days ago||The question and answer are||
The question and answer are not only very basic but already well covered. Here're the Cliff's Notes:
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I really enjoy it when he||
I really enjoy it when he covers Michigan also.
|22 weeks 9 hours ago||A great man. Supremely easy||
A great man. Supremely easy to root for. Until the last of the dying days, he made me believe I'd soon belong to the fanbase with everything, that we could be the only top tier winner in america led by an imperishably likeable guy.
|23 weeks 1 hour ago||I'd say that loss, although||
I'd say that loss, although yeah it was a loss, actually heartened me on this team. In my mind, we just got cemented as the Big Ten #2.
Losses suck, but damn was that game fun to watch.
|23 weeks 12 hours ago||Not knowing Grapentine, I||
Not knowing Grapentine, I somehow expected this thread to be about the now-critical international helium shortage.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||The early word coming out of||
The early word coming out of Spartan Stadium, according to Spartans:
"the smallest crowd we've ever seen."
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Swap out the adjective||
Swap out the adjective "relevant" for "valuable" and I can agree with you.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Sample sizes and context are||
Sample sizes and context are irrelevant when--qualitatively--you introduce a phenomenon that literally hasn't happened in decades. Prices like these at UNL, Michigan, and Ohio State are unprecedented across the last 40 years.
"No prior snapshot of the situation was like this. Suddenly, a snapshot of the situation is like this." The trend, P-value, and frigid weather are immaterial when that is the case.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, because that's what||
Yeah, because that's what everyone at Stanford is saying: "I wish he never came here."
|24 weeks 3 days ago||If you like IPAs...||
Bell's Two-Hearted Ale is arguably the best in the ten-state area.
And it comes with the additional charm of being named after one of Hemingway's earliest short stories (before he even felt comfortable with having more than one character and, therefore, dialogue)--"Big, Two-Hearted River." He wrote it in the upper peninsula near the Fox River.
Apparently he travelled there to be close to nature after the first Great War. As the biography goes, he returned from war mentally scarred and on the brink of insanity. And that trip to a "big, two-hearted" Fox River proved restorative. It comes out in the short story that there are two bellies to the river--one pristine and full of fish, the other swampy, fly-ridden, and without anything to eat. And Hemingway's guy decides to spend zero time in that other belly as a metaphor for the zero time he is willing to spend talking about the war.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I think the results would||
I think the results would have been more interesting if the OP would have asked for favorite sports behind football.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I will watch Michigan win at||
I will watch Michigan win at anything but the top three are set in stone for me:
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Your right about the "cum hoc||
You're right about the "cum hoc ergo prompter hoc" implication of that poster, but he is right (inadvertently or otherwise) about something:
If all of us wish to retract our support from the coaches and none of us show up at that bus, the players are nevertheless affected and free to (mistakenly) assume it is their fault and that it is they who we don't support.
Executing a mean-spirited (toward the coaches) logic like yours (and yours totally does fulfill the requirements of logic) has mean-spirited outcomes (e.g., that relate to the players), which is unsurprising.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||This is no place for reason and evenness.||
|27 weeks 3 hours ago||Was ready to scarf on a||
Was ready to scarf on a confirmation bias smorgasbord; but this wasn't good enough to lure me in despite my primed state.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||1999 immediately spring to||
1999 immediately spring to mind.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||The OP is being clumsy with his word choice and reasoning||
(1) They aren't downplaying the MSU rivalry. They simply aren't playing it up as they do for OSU.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I fail to see how someone who||
I fail to see how someone who clearly spends a lot of time presupposing their own intelligence could resort to an expression of the ad hominem fallacy as the best argument in their favor at this random moment.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Sigh...Theon.||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not going to be||
I'm not going to be aggressive toward you but your opinion deserves to stop breathing.
|30 weeks 6 hours ago||I just hope that whoever goes||
I just hope that whoever goes has the good strategy and presence of mind to be equanimous. It will do their voices no good to be inflammatory. Be calm and well prepared. Greatly emphasize the word "stewardship" and its sore lack in the Michigan athletic department.
|30 weeks 11 hours ago||Me too, aside from the||
Me too, aside from the buggersome irony of protesting protests, I loved what he wrote.
|30 weeks 14 hours ago||Could anyone submit an FOIA||
Could anyone submit an FOIA request to see whether this email is real?
|30 weeks 1 day ago||"Math is hard" (or something||
"Math is hard" (or something like that) so I'll forgive you this time, but either you didn't read his post or you didn't understand it.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||This was doubtlessly||
This was doubtlessly pretentious, but as Just Another Self-Important Person myself (and therefore tolerant of the disease), I enjoyed it.
|31 weeks 8 hours ago||Concussion-gate is surely||
Concussion-gate is surely reprehensible, but there is NO WAY this PR storm is "magnitudes greater" than practice-gate...it'll be hard to fairly judge it sooner than 18 months from now, but it seems unlikely to even be equal.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Quit smoking the bad stuff||
Quit smoking the bad stuff and understand jokes.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||You have a brain that||
You have a brain that sometimes short-circuits until very dumb patterns of alpha-numerical characters are the result.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Yours is the most honest post||
Yours is the most honest post yet in this thread. And something too seldom said. Michigan fans have simply wanted an excuse and now they have it.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I was negged unrelentingly||
I was negged unrelentingly this summer for saying that. Granted, mine was a thread, where yours is a post. But, still, it's amazing how fast and far things can change. 95% of the posters in my thread were neggy because they had nice things to say about Brandon (and many had very negative things to say about Bacon: "anyone can criticize", "he's really starting to come off as a douchebag").
|33 weeks 6 days ago||In person? I know math is||
|34 weeks 3 days ago||This post is better than the||
This post is better than the others.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Just don't be an||
Just don't be an asshole.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I applied to four schools and||
I applied to four schools and got a full ride to MSU, Wayne State and Oakland, and nothing to Michigan. Since I'm a member here, you already know where I picked to go. It wasn't a hard choice, either. All the admissions offers came early and I sent in my acceptance before mid-November.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I don't care about the lemon,||
I don't care about the lemon, but it was a special kind of dimwitted gymnastic that led him to feel comfortable publicly typing the equivalent of:
"Bolden was out there for the first snap and Morgan wasn't...but that wasn't the spirit of my bet. Therefore, I don't lose!"
|36 weeks 10 hours ago||It reads as if the document||
It reads as if the document was created by an iphone translator of an audio file.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I trust the coaches. So what||
I trust the coaches. So what if I had dreams in April of some players being starters in August. Last year was a cluster[- - - -], and I haven't captured but a scant few hyperbolic words and clips of the team since. Glasgow has been routinely mentioned as a coach favorite, has the size, and is described as a "technician." I believe this. And hope he brings it.
I really hope he Kovacses every last one of his doubters (by which I mean 98% of this board).
In the same vein, everytime week talk about the week 2 OL, it is oft assumed that Glasgow's re-intercalation will rearrange the line and push Mags back to LT and Cole to the bench. I don't think we're going to see it happen that way. Get used to watching Cole. He's likely here for the long haul. Which isn't yet confidence instilling, but is certainly highly exciting.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not convinced about||
I'm not convinced about Pipkins yet. I think he has every tool, but he was never better than inconsistent before his injury, and then that happened and we've only heard spring and fall buzz since...which I'm always careful to remember is flush with hyperbole. He could be our best inside man since Alan Branch...or he could have lost his job to Ryan Glasgow. I don't believe it for sure, but I'm willing to entertain it. It's totally possible. Glasgow has been a coach favorite for a long time now, said to be a technician (their favorite kind of player), and is listed at 296lbs). Recruiting rankings be damned, I have no doubt he has solid-to-great potential too.
Either way, I think we should (and will) play Mone. I suspect he can help us.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||How's that working in the||
How's that working in the race to exchange Thomas for Clark? Or to push Cole and Miller off the field to make room for the two Kyles?
Yes, it's always a possibility that this is a motivational tactic, but Hoke's aforementioned camp depth charts (Safety, OL) seem for real. And we're much closer to gameday now than when the first rough RB depth chart came out.
Add to that, Glasgow has been getting praise from these coaches for a long time...and is regarded as a technician...and has the correct size for the position. It isn't a stretch to think he is ahead of Pipkins, especially one year after an injury, and given that Pipkins never played consistently before that injury. It also doesn't have to be bad news if Glasgow is in front there.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Like everyone else, I am||
Like everyone else, I am surprised that Glasgow is mentioned as the starter over Pipkins.
But what is even more surprising is all the fan chatter that goes like this "Oh, I know our coach said this, but it actually isn't real. Pipkins will obviously be the starter." I have all kinds of experience with obstinance and can understand that, but the illogic is hard for me to accept.
It's one kind of weird to have April dreams of what the starters will look like in late-August, and it's another to be emotionally attached to those predictions, but to stick to them even when evidence surfaces that sink your special ideas...well I just don't know how to talk to someone like that.
The same thing is happening w/r/t Dymonte as well as Kalis or Bosch (and maybe both) not being starters.
There's an optimistic perspective here: Underdogs are playing even better than top prospects. That is a far cry from necessarily bad news.
|37 weeks 4 hours ago||It's much too early to||
It's much too early to conclude his star is extinguishing but it's also too late to begin *entertaining* the possibility that it might extinguish before shining again.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Me too. But the AD hasn't||
Me too. But the AD hasn't recently seemed concerned with that. Not only have the wings and pants not matched in recent years, but in 2011 when numbers were ON THE HELMETS, we couldn't even get those numbers to match the wings lying 10cm away.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, he didn't type what he||
Yes, he didn't type what he meant. If he'll grant a stranger (me) the liberty to try to speak for him, he **meant** that most fans here are assuming that if Kalis intercalates somewhere on the line it will be to either LG or RG with Magnusson sliding to the LT position fans think is more natural for him. But that may be both untrue and more complicated than necessary.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||As I was scrolling down, I||
As I was scrolling down, I was thinking about the tip top ones in my opinion: Ann Arbor, Ithaca, Cambridge, and Madison. That those litter the top of the rank give me reason to think the ordering is rational...but then I see Hartford ranked unreasonably high and I see Lafayette--easily the worst college town in the Big Ten and one of the worst in America--ranked better than Bloomington. Yeeesh, those are tough to explain away.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Viewer comprehension is fundamental||
At the end of the video it is mentioned that donors paid for the new facility. I believe they even drop the unequivocal "100%" on us.
But, even if that wasn't true, I found your post mean-spirited and chauvinistic.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Untrue and suggestive that you don't yet understand||
It isn't that these schools will now choose to pay men and not women, it's that the schools are finally availing ALL athletes to profit from their market value, whatever that may be...and the market says that amateur women's tennis has basically zero market value, so those girls will not be paid anything extra.
The concept here is no more unfair or illegal than a physician yielding a much larger salary than a french fry cook.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||He's right next to Kyle Kalis||
He's right next to Kyle Kalis on the list of guys that Michigan fans dream up as starters in April and whine about being absent in August. I want them in there, too, but only if they are good enough.
At present, it appears these two are underperforming. It's too early to proclaim their recruiting profiles as overrated or their college days as under-developed, but it's likewise too late to just now find ourselves willing to even wonder if "hmm, there's more than a 1% chance these guys aren't going to be all-stars."
Having said that, I still have high hopes for their careers. I'm beginning to expect their impact in 2014 will be minimal, however.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Palabra a tu madre.||
Palabra a tu madre.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||That's interpretable two ways:||
Are you "scared" that he will underperform or scared as in "whoa, he's large and beastish!"?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not one to whine when the||
I'm not one to whine when the list of starters we predict at the beginning of April don't carbon copy transfer to the end of August.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed on that. But it's||
Agreed on that. But it's worthwhile to distinguish between getting more information and getting information more efficiently. I'm happy to come here for twenty minutes each day, plainly trust the Michigan blogetariat to collect stuff worth knowing, and then absorb all of that.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Is this snark supposed to be a legitimate dig?||
Now's an odd time to flex your misanthropic muscles so sourly.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||My girlfriend and I began a||
My girlfriend and I began a trip from Bloomington, IN to western New York (Rochester, Ithaca, Letchworth, Ontario/Chimney Bluffs) on Sunday and kicked it off with a one-night stay in Ann Arbor. Because when isn't Ann Arbor the best way to start a trip?
We visited the museum on a slow Monday before Dominick's, Frita Batidos, and an exit from town. We arrived around 10AM and within seconds Jabrill Peppers and another player I didn't recognize (older) came in through a different door on the other side of the reception desk. A pretty neat start!
And then we strolled through for about 45 minutes (to properly indoctrinate her) before taking off. If she weren't around, I'd have probably spent 90 minutes there for myself...but I tend to really like reading every centimeter of text on a placard.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Are there any concerts that||
Are there any concerts that could sell it out that fans would be likewise proud to mention? A music festival with multiple artists of the correct names could, but that seems somehow beneath the AD and inconsistent with the 3 hour target length.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think I like Taylor||
I don't think I like Taylor Lewan and don't care to spend an hour lionizing him as I still do Jake Long...or even Mike Hart, but I still see that scapegoating him here is too convenient and eminently irrational.
|42 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm not familiar with Jim Rome||
Is this on television or radio?
|42 weeks 1 day ago||I grew up in Algonac which,||
I grew up in Algonac which, because of all the canal networks is like a poor man's Venice of Michigan. Situated right there on the St. Clair River. I love the area and totally recommend your trip.
The eastern shore tends to be less choppy, but if you hug that shore with US numbers on your craft you may raise the attention of the border patrol. That's me being over-cautious, though. The truth is that BC isn't present or persnickety to such a degree to ruin your time about that. As for the SCR segment of the trip, I bet it takes twoish hours at cruising speed. I bet crossing Lake St. Clair from the Detroit River takes a little less than that.
The most texhnically difficult aspect of your trip will be entering the rivers after the lakes. I think entering the Detroit R. is by far comparatively trivial, but entering the St Clair River is much less so. It's sort of a cop out claim, because there are so few fresh water estuaries in the world, but that is the world's largest one. And the labyranthine sandbars and tributaries can be tough to navigate for a newcomer.
If you ever travel the reverse route, it's a cinch, and I wouldn't bother recommending any one route over any other, only to pay close attention to lighthouse lines (!) and depth. Because it'll barely matter otherwise. Riding the river out is more likely to put you on a fair course than riding the river in. So if you do have a GPS with you for the trip from LSC to SCR, I'd recommend using it to tiptoe the US/CA border into the River between Harsens and Seaway islands. Alternatively, you might just want to follow a freighter in; they'll hug the other (southeastern) edge of Seaway Island.
I worry you'll get lost or run aground without GPS or if on another path. Then again, I'm probably overthinking things just in case, so how about I wish you luck and return to the positive outlook I has when I started writing this, because it really is a cool, summer mini-adventure you've come up with.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||My sense of humor is very||
My sense of humor is very awesome and nonexistent, by which I mean very bad and omnipresent.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||If I've learned anything in||
If I've learned anything in the last few years, it's to base my attendance--not on the questions of cost or product on the field, but--on the question of whether the stadium has WiFi. If they have it, then clearly you gotta go.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Not only was the uniform||
Not only was the uniform battle lost years ago but these are SOCKS, so whatever.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||A Brief Treatise On The Nature Of Unclickability||
Is there supposed to be a link here? (Or is there one and my phone is filtering it out?)
|42 weeks 6 days ago||You are only repeating||
You are only repeating yourself here without rewording your argument in ways helpful, revelatory, or new. When I retyped "Maryland and others" as your opinion, I was explicitly admitting that you weren't singling them out. Which is my point.
Go back and look: When I called your Maryland-Michigan comparison weak, that was never about you singling out the Terrapins (...) I typed "and others" after all. Instead, I tried to highlight the silliness of comparing Michigan to an entirely different species of athletic department. Maryland and the other "90+%" in or below their athleto-economic strata do not have Michigan's luxury boxes, television pipeline, fan base, or--since this is about DB--"brand power." I think you didn't realize this part as my point.
Just because we know some athletic directors fail but others succeed at Maryland-like ("bottom 90%") schools doesn't mean that if Michigan hired Joe (Bad-With-Numbers) Schmo as AD, he still couldn't find some degree of financial success. Because the last relevant comparison (2010s lower 90% schools are bad comparisons) is of a very different financial era (1990s Michigan is a far better comparison), and in this era Michigan, Texas, Ohio State, et al. haven't had an opportunity to test a hypothesis about (a) low AD quality and (b) department poverty.
I don't have the credentials to talk about this quantitatively, but from the qualitative perspective, a bad AD has way more room for error with Michigan resources than with "bottom 90%" resources.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||This is an important post.||
This is an important post.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I think you've made the best||
I think you've made the best argument anyone can for Brandon (...) that his decision to hyper-fund nonrevenue sports has the potential to turn those nonrevenue sports into national juggernauts. That's by far the best thing he's done.
And, depending on what happens in the O'Bannon case, it might even turn out to have been laced with some Machiavellian providence. Because what happens if the nation's ADs start having to reallocate a significant portion of revenue to a new source (the athletes)? Well one likely outcome is that nonrevenue facility building will come to a standstill nationwide. If true, then those select few who capitalized on the recent meadowy interregnum between the onset of new big money (e.g., BTN) and the onset of new big costs (i.e., O'Bannon) will reap the rewards for a generation.
Having said that...if I'm right, and Brandon's biggest value to Michigan was this, then why keep him around in a post-O'Bannon era where revenue allocation changes significantly? Because in that kind of (putative) future, this great skill of Brandon's would be way moreso a matter of history whereas the problem areas would remain well rooted in the present.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Saying "but Maryland and||
Saying "but Maryland and others lost money last year" is a maximally simple-minded comparison. A better comparison would be "Remember the years before Bill Martin came on and Michigan was operating in the red?"
But while that is a much more fitting side-by-side for illustrating that it takes more than just any ol' schlub for Michigan to turn great revenue gains, it ignores some Brobdingnagian changes to the financial landscape over the last 15ish years.
Would Goss and Roberson have still overseen the department's financial dive beneath the dirt if they had luxury boxes and the BTN cash cow? Or would they also have seen Michigan almost-peerlessly leading the nation in revenue if they had those things to make their jobs easier? It's impossible to certainly answer the 2nd question, but my suspicion is yes.
Meanwhile, I agree more with the following corollary of what Brian said than with what he actually said:
Bill Martin gets too little credit for the Michigan athletic department's current financial situation, and Dave Brandon gets too much.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||That's fair||
Hoke specifically connected with Mattison and Nussmeier while Brandon made Michigan's coordinator jobs (in ways not specific to any particular coaches but nonspecific to maybe all coaches) more attractive.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||This isn't a diss, just a||
This isn't a diss, just a correction about praise:
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I think he pretty obviously||
I think he pretty obviously means George Campbell.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||What signs are there that||
What signs are there that Schlissel cares to even evaluate a sports guy's (Brandon's) work record?
|43 weeks 15 hours ago||Hagerup is the popular||
Hagerup is the popular favorite to punt. Because he's better at it (or at least he was the last time he played).
|43 weeks 1 day ago||If this weren't a zero sum||
If this weren't a zero sum game, I'd agree, but it is so your take woefully underemphasizes the positive value achieved should OSU swing and miss here.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Projecting?||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh||
I hope not. That would be miserable.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. Ambition matters.||
Yes, if a difficult thing is available to be won, and if any of the nation's best care to try, then it is important to me that Michigan cares to best them all.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||I know I'm opposing the||
I know I'm opposing the popular opinion here, but there's an aspect of threads like these that's kind of creepy to me. And that aspect is only accentuated each time someone types "drools" and then submits it as a totally normal thing to say.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I don't have any Ball O Twine||
I don't have any Ball O Twine suggestions, but the next time I design a trip that includes heading as far north as the T Falls, I think my path will be making a constellation of that and these:
|45 weeks 1 day ago||You have me clapping in ways||
You have me clapping in ways that are not sarcastic. Seriously. But no seriously this is not sarcastic. Goddammit all the mgosnark has me unable to even take myself seriously...except seriously, yours is a seriously important post. Not sarcastic. Seriously. Dammit. [Gives up.]
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Baylor kept this on the DL||
It's very difficult to understand how this wasn't even on the differential diagnosis until now. Marfan's is elementary Med School 101. More yet, Austin's past medical history and physical exam extend well beyond the characteristic and into the pathognomonic.
A baseless suspicion I have is that Baylor knew, that Isaiah knew, but that they conspired to hide it**, weighing the costs of continued play against the benefits of getting into the NBA, gambled, and came "this close" to winning everything. No matter the verity of that, I wish him the best. It's a powerful story.
**(and why should that be so bad, anyway? A case like that might not invoke "informed consent" but it sure would call up "informed refusal" at which point a healthy-minded patient has every right to [a] make his own decision and to [b] have his records held strictly privately)
|45 weeks 3 days ago||What does it mean?||
I haven't decided if I like the shirt (I might love it, if only because it's so freaking weird/non sequitur), but I know I can't stop staring at it.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||This board may not be as bad||
This board may not be as bad but it's hardly innocent of most of those counts of obsession and (inf-/sup-)eriority complex.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Your answer is a cop out.||
Your answer is a cop out. Saying "that sort of already happens" doesn't address whether it will happen more blatantly or frequently in the new system we're crafting. And it's that *quantitative* answer, not your cop out qualitative answer, that matters.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||The OP underestimates Delany's Machiavelli-quotient.||
The OP severely underestimates Delany's Machiavelli-quotient. Delany's doesn't say these dumb things from his position of power because he thinks they are correct. Rather, he says these dumb things from his position of power because he thinks he has a chance to manipulate enough people into getting his way if he does.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Amen.||
|46 weeks 16 hours ago||What is meant by concentric||
What is meant by concentric waves? I assume it means the rows from 1-50 go at a different rhythm and pace than the ones from 51-100. Is that true? Has it ever happened? It seems as difficult as it is original. "Exceptionally".
|46 weeks 2 days ago||The next time Tyrion and||
The next time Tyrion and Jamie meet is going to be fascinating. Clearly "oh and please kill dad on your way out of town" wasn't supposed to be part of Tyrion's escape itinerary. A major aspect of Jamie's motivation for saving Tyrion was to ensure everyone with Lannister blood can keep it pumping.
Not only that, but Jamie's life is about to get way harder. Not only is Kings Landing and the Lannister name weakened by Tywin's death, but it now seems exceptionally likely that the Iron Bank--sensing the ever lower odds that the Lannister's can pay their debts--is about to insert itself opposite the Lannister's in ways more Machiavellian than perhaps any other agent of the game.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Good for him. I hope he finds||
Good for him. I hope he finds elite success but that his team finds none. No hard feelings.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Any difference between my||
Any difference between my original point (as intended) and yours is difficult for me to dissect away. Everything you wrote is everything I meant, but you did a superior job distilling the matter. Thanks!
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I don't hate Dave Brandon||
I don't hate Dave Brandon (or anyone really). That's such an important clarifying point. This really doesn't have to go that way. In fact, more than simply "not hate him," I've actually said a LOT of nice things about Brandon's work in this thread (re: construction and revenue).
I do have concerns, however, and believe if we could harmoniously meld JUB's voice with Brandon's business strengths, we would have literally everything we want: Prolific construction projects, elitely-paralleled revenue streams, and a diminishment of RAWK, stadium advertisements, and poor treatment of ticket-holders. And I believe that kind of optimism is also reflective of something in reach.
If you care to lambast me for having a wish list, for wanting the Michigan AD to shoot for the stars, rather than shoot for the NFL, then we have less in common and less to talk about than I previously knew.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I think you've misinterpreted||
I think you've misinterpreted my concerns re: Brandon. I'm thrilled about the construction (thrilled about the scope, the architectural contiguity, and the fine treatment of non-revenue sports; it's all fairly unparalleled).
Meanwhile, I don't blame him at all for the OSU/MSU home/away asymmetry. But the slow creep of advertising, price gouging, and intermission RAWK have his fingers on them. And these things act to diminish the numbers and faith of the assembly. They increment Michigan football more toward the common than the exceptionally unique.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Honestly: If his relationship||
Honestly: If his relationship with the U-M AD were of a consultant, that would make me just as happy.
Really, I don't inflexibly care for JUB the man to be in charge. But I do care for the man in charge to have more of his kind of sight. I'm troubled that the man in charge thinks people with JUB's vision should be black-listed rather than listened to.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I won't deny that Dave||
I won't deny that Dave Brandon is really awesome at some things. I do, however, worry about the longterm cost of those things he's awesome at.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||If you would like to||
If you would like to submarine the discussion before it begins, you are welcome. But it bears mentioning that there's a subtle but important difference between bashing an incumbent and praising an outsider. Is celebration of the cosmological constant a bash against Einstein? It can be if insistence upon negativity is your thing today, but it isn't mine now or ever. I came here to be positive--to praise an author with fine ideas.
Only out of unfortunate coincidence did the fact that Brandon has certains exceptional skills but also certain undeniable demerits have to be a part of the conversation I envisioned.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||No doubt I'm a fan and that||
No doubt I'm a fan and that brought me in reach of a question about a barely visible Michigan jersey. But my tendency to try to answer it the way I've been--to be quasi-verbose, detail-oriented, equivocate where necessary, and express myself at least semi-quantitatively so long as it's possible--are more emblematic of my occupational hazards than my fandom problems. Though there's no doubt I have those problems..
|46 weeks 4 days ago||We can't say whether there's||
We can't say whether there's a nameplate over that jersey. If we pay attention to the spacing between the locker border and the beginning of the Peppers nameplate, we see that neither adjacent locker could possible show its nameplate in this close-up photo. Bust out your ruler if you don't believe me.