|5 days 1 hour ago||I would not describe above as||
I would not describe above as talking shit. Seems pretty accurate and actually fairly positive overall.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Almost all basic research is||
Almost all basic research is funded by the government.
|6 days 18 hours ago||The problem we have today is||
The problem we have today is that people choose to believe whatever they want to believe as a fact.
Ask any scientist and they will tell you that evolution has just as much scientific backing as the claim that earth is round.
The flat earthers are using the EXACT same tactics that Creationists use to attack evolution. Any difference among them is pure aesthetics.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Except that in both of those||
Except that in both of those cases both of those facts were eventu ally accepted by consensus, just like global warming which was not initially accepted by the establishments but eventually became consensus due to overwhelming data and facts.
|1 week 1 hour ago||String Theor is a belief that||
String Theory is a belief that all matters are comprised of one dimensional strings vibrating at different frequencies.
It is really not a theory as there is no test, at least with current technology, to prove it.
Somebody else can explain the blackhole...
|1 week 1 hour ago||I don't know how anyone, who||
I don't know how anyone, who belives evolution is wrong, can say flat earthers are wrong with a straight face.
|1 week 2 hours ago||You are confusing the built||
You are confusing the built in feature of science as its flaw.
Science is all about the process. The process is not discriminatory. It welcomes all ideas, no matter how fantastical or unlikely the idea may seem. This leads to many, many ideas that are disproven once the idea goes through the scientific process.
People who are against science point these as why science should not be relied on. But they do not understand that this is what makes science so great and limitless.
Without this feature, we would not have things like Quantum Mechanics and Relativity, which are really beyond imagination.
|1 week 2 hours ago||When there so many kids||
When there are so many kids getting vaccinations at the same time autism conditions start showing, you will have numerous cases like yours. It is simple statistics.
Correlation does not equal causality.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Well, to be fair, there isn't||
Well, to be fair, there isn't any peer reviewed published scientific paper that conclusively disproves earth is flat either.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Tell that to Climate Change||
Tell that to Climate Change Deniers...
|1 week 3 hours ago||There are plenty of people||
There are plenty of people today who will believe 2+2=7, if the right person says it, facts be damned.
And the press, in their mis-guided zeal to be "balanced", will present opinions on why 2+2=7.
|1 week 3 hours ago||You gotta admit flat earthers||
You gotta admit flat earthers have as much evidence as Creationists, Moonlanding Hoaxers, Ghost Hunters, Climate Change Deniers, Anti Vaxxers, and pretty much half the country right now.
We live in a world where if you really believe it, it is true....
|1 week 2 days ago||As long as you label it as||
As long as you label it as "football" thread just to mess with the haters...
|1 week 3 days ago||As a Jets fan, let me speak||
As a Jets fan, let me speak for the organization by saying we would be more than happy to take your shitty QB off of your hands. You can even have any player on our current roster in return.
|1 week 4 days ago||Like how we will all starve||
Like how we will all starve if we don't learn to kill and butcher ou own meat?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is the correct answer.||
This is the correct answer. There is no Hall of Fame QB in modern era who went into coaching. John Elway as an NFL team executive is the closest thing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This thread has gone much||
This thread has gone much better and interesting than I was expecting...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Meh, Studies have shown that||
Studies have shown that viewers of certain 24 hour news channels are more wrong about current events than those who have not watched any news. I can't see how what Bomani Jones or Stan Van Gundy or Brian has to say would be any worse.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||And she would not revisit the||
And she would not revisit the bad situation when she finds out that LTT is back on the team? Either this is a forgivable deal or it isn't, and only one who can make that call is the victim.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think you are severely||
I think you are severely underestimating the push back you will get from the student body.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||He can come back if the girl||
He can come back if the girl who he filmed endorses that move. If the situation was not as serious as many around here imply, that should not be an impossible thing to obtain.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Still does not change the||
Still does not change the fact that grown ups need to act like grown ups and properly guide the kids in or out of the process.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Please. Those numbers would||
Please. Those numbers would not be out of place for FT% for teams. These numbers will regress towards the mean. It may take awhile though...
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Getting a degree and playing||
Getting a degree and playing on the football team is not on the same level. There are many instances where a player may get kicked off the team but stays on campus as a student.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The only way this could avoid||
The only way this could avoid PR nightmare is if they were somehow able to get approval from the girl whose picture was taken. Anything short of that, I don't think would fly with the student body and many faculty members.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Based on how many folks||
Based on how many folks around here are calling for Beilein to be fired right now, I would say this is likely in this scenario.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This works for debate||
This works for debate tournaments because all the competitors are there in one place and logistics required for last minute pairings are minimal. This is not the case for NCAA conferences that span multiple states over a thousand miles and millions of fans who buy tickets.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Why would a public civil||
Why would a public civil institution use a criminal standard for adjusting a dispute? If that is the case, there would be no reason to have things like Honor Code. University is not sending anyone to jail.
|16 weeks 18 hours ago||Here is a quote from Maryland||
Here is a quote from Maryland board:
Harbaugh had no mercy. He swept the leg.
|16 weeks 18 hours ago||We definitely have some||
We definitely have some issues with open field tackling. Ohio will have a field day if we have the same issue at The Game.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Funny thing is, Baylor fans||
Funny thing is, Baylor fans think they are still better than PSU while acting perhaps worse than PSU. Talk about deplorables...
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously, with this coaching||
Seriously, with this coaching staff, the best chance for us to beat Alabama is with extra time for game planning. I would much rather face them in the semi.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Don't care. It would be one||
Don't care. It would be one thing if home field was on the line. WITHOUT that the ranking within top 4 really means nothing.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Better than mine.||
Agreed. Better than mine.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I would agree with you if he||
I would agree with you if he answered them in the general sentiment of the UM fanbase but did it in a respectful way. Saying things like Peppers is not Heisman worthy or that we all believe Jim is going back to NFL is WAAAY off-base, hence my reservations on his loyalty.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Ooops, My Bad. Must have been||
Ooops, My Bad. It is hard to distinguish numerous Florida trashing... Corrected!
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I watched the entire game||
I watched the entire game again just concentrating on watching Braden and Bredeson and I was really impressed. The combo blocks were as good as I have seen in awhile. Braden's pass pro was outstanding. The single sack he gave up was after the DE was trying move after move on an island.
Brede son really looked good on pulls, nice and shallow and quick, with lots of violence at contact. This may turn out to be a blessing in the long run.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||This is a welcome news for||
This is a welcome news for us. Hopefully this means that Hornibrook will perform better against Ohio this week.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||That is a black eye on this||
That is a black eye on this program, and to me, the worst legacy of the Hoke years.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Like any civil case, more||
Like any civil case, more likely than not.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||You should read more about||
You should read more about the other incident with the broken jaw. The students are pretty upset that the arrest took two months and players played right up to the arrest.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||No one is saying kick the guy||
No one is saying kick the guy off the team before he is found guilty. But most coaches would suspend the guy while investigation is happening. Leach is saying he would play thre guy until he is jailed. That is not right especially when it looks like he is recruiting pretty violent individuals to the campus.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Reasonable doubt is the||
Reasonable doubt is the standard for locking up someone. It should not be the standard for suspending someone.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Except that Leach thinks he||
Except that Leach thinks he should still play while he is arrested.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||This is not anisolated||
This is not anisolated incident. there are half dozen others involved with assault just this year.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||This is not anisolated||
This is not ani solated incident. There are other players who started a brawl at a campus party and beat up another student so bad that he had his jaws wired shut and was hopitalized for weeks. This is part of the pattern that Leach is enabling.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Most sane coaches would||
Most sane coaches would suspend the player while investigation is going on. That is what Michigan does.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||So, you are perfectly fine||
So, you are perfectly fine with Paterno letting Sandusky coach since Sandusky was never arrested during his tenure? How about Baylor where many of his players were free to prey on students until they were arrested?
"innocent until proven guilty" is a legal concept designed to prevent government abuse. It should not be the standard doing what is right for the university.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Limiting contacts with||
Limiting contacts with recruit is done for the sake of the students, who would otherwise be bombarded 24/7. They are not limiting what coaches cand do to make money.
That does not apply for satellite camps where the students are voluntarily signing up (and paying for them). You are equating two completely different things. NCAA lawyers saw that as well, which is why they backed off in the first place.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Why is "flimsy" commitment||
Why is "flimsy" commitment bad? They are friggin' kids. They can change their minds, and they certainly should be allowed to when schools can fire and hire coaches whenever they want.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Not quite... Sports leagues||
Sports leagues can dictate quite a bit on what players can do because of collective bargaining (for pros) or enforcement of amateurism (for NCAA players). There is no collective bargaining between coaches and NCAA (and they are certainly not amateurs), and because of this they can only limit things that are directly related to competition (like practice times and scholarships).
However, they do not have such powers over coaches' employments. They cannot dictate how much they can work, they cannot dictate how much money they can make, etc. This is why limiting satellite camps to 10 days would probably not survive court challenges.
|21 weeks 14 hours ago||Mr Heisman, Jacksonn is also||
Mr Heisman, Jackson is also eating a ton of sacks (with similar pressure that Wisconsin brought today) and he is FAR more mobile than Speight. Anyone expecting no sacks under that kind of pressure has no real understanding of football.
|21 weeks 17 hours ago||What???What you expect from||
What you expect from a first year underclassman starter is about what Hornibrook did. Speight was way better than that with similar amount of pressure on him. Speight will be fine. He is only getting better from here. The ability to escape pressure is pretty extraordinary for a non-mobile guys like him.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||You have no idea who Peterson||
You have no idea who Peterson is...
He has already turned down USC job before (they offered him the job before giving it to Sark, and he had many other P5 offers before that), I don't know why he would take any other job when USC was not attractive enough.
He is a PNW guy through and through. He likes the pace and environment here. He is not going anywhere.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I am in the exact same boat.||
I am in the exact same boat. There is no better way to watch TV than with MCE. Microsoft really screwed the pooch by stop supporting it...
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I would go easy on Leach||
I would go easy on Leach worshipping.
This is a coach who has a player who is about to be charged with assault and is allowed to play next week. There are another group of players who punched a bunch of people at a party and none of them have had any suspensions yet (they are letting the "law work itself out").
|24 weeks 2 days ago||You don't have to get rid of||
You don't have to get rid of pads, just get rid of hard shells. Hard shells are useful if you do not care about the object you hit. In a situation where you want to protect both the person getting hit and person delivering the hit, a hard shell is not warranted.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I will be up in Richmond this||
I will be up in Richmond this weekend as well. I still have not figured out how to watch the game in BC...
|26 weeks 1 day ago||As a GCA afficianado, I||
As a GCA afficianado, I logged in just to upvote you.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||But Ace is countering his own||
But Ace is countering his own argument by using points to talk about how much of a gulf there is between 1st tier and the 2nd tier. If you don't want people to use overall points to how to separate tiers, then don't do it yourself and do it selectively. Have a clear definition like tier 1 = top 10, tier 2 = top 25, etc.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Licensing is the least of||
Licensing is the least of their worries. I have created sports sims in the past (long past), and the amount of effort that is required is far more than a couple of random guys from Alabama can manage. There is a reason why all other sports sim companies have gone out of business over the past decade. Creating realistic 3D motions and graphics is extremely complicated and cost ridiculous amounts of money. The amount they are raising will barely cover the costs of developing the bare minimum 3D models. I highly doubt this ever gets off the ground.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Saying Tebow gave up on||
Saying Tebow gave up on football is like saying I gave up on Gisele so that Brady can have her...
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I caanot think of a single||
I cannot think of a single Fortune 500 company where a guy would not be fired instantly if you presented those slides at any event/meeting.
I know of an exec who resigned after a joke that he said which was much milder and shorter than this.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||The new Vizio P-serise TV's||
The new Vizio P-serise TV's are the most well reviewed around and great bargain for the quality. It is the goto selection for A/V crowd online.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||So... is there anything||
So... is there anything stopping me from hiring Hurst to drive me around A2 for an hour then tip him 3X?
|35 weeks 4 days ago||My daughter is 2 years away||
My daughter is 2 years away from driving and I plan to get Nissan Leaf for her. I like it since it should be reliable (electric motors are dead simple) and limited range is a feature, not a detriment in this case.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Baylor Fans Have Hit a New Low||
When you think Baylor fans cannot sink any lower, they prove you wrong once again...
Look at this winner on Baylor Fan's site on this topic:
Originally Posted by KCbear96 View Post
Who owes her an apologize in order of importance.
1. Elliot for raping her
2. Herself for making poor decisions
That's it. No one else owes her anything IMO.
And they are talking about a girl who got dragged away by the football player and raped.
Football fans are the worst...
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Actually, that is a local||
Actually, that is a local rule that the committee adopted based on the situation.
Let's say the video showed conclusively that DJ caused the ball to move and lied about it to the official. If that was the case, the rules committee would have certainly assessed two stroke penalty for not replacing the ball. They took a pity on him, but they didn't have to.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Actually, if the ball moves||
Actually, if the ball moves like that right before the putt, it usually moves towards you because it happens when you ground your club and move the grass blades down and the ball falls towards you. This is why if you grounded your club just before, it is not even a question that it is a penalty. DJ did ground the club, just not right behind the club, but the rules committee decided since there was no wind or anything else to move the ball, he probably did. If they really wanted to be dicks about it, they could have assessed two stroke penalty for not replacing the ball to the original position before playing.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||It is so rare that GOT gives||
It is so rare that GOT gives you what you want. Tonight was that night (and probably the last). THAT WAS SO FRIGGIN GREAT!!!
|36 weeks 5 days ago||What he is saying is there is||
What he is saying is there is another post about this just 8 posts below.... CUMONG, MAN!
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Gravity bends the space time||
Gravity bends the space time around it. To light, it is travelling in a straight line.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||My understanding is that||
My understanding is that recent discoveries mean that bigger black holes are possible because you can go directly from gas to black holes instead of forming a star first (saving a lot of time). But even with that, there isn't enough black holes to explain dark matter.
I think the bet is still with WIMPs. Should have a better clue soon with bigger colliders like CERN.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||This is not a surprise based||
This is not a surprise based on discussions on their football boards.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||LS is staying dead||
I think we can be certain that Lady Stoneheart is not making an appearance.
|37 weeks 16 hours ago||Well, Mewtwo does have a||
Well, Mewtwo does have a better hair...
|37 weeks 5 days ago||George, unlike the show||
George, unlike the show producers, has never lied about the show or the book. He just says things like "you will see" when he does not want to reveal stuff.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||He said he would love to see||
He said he would love to see it, but it is not happening.
And Coldhand is not Benjen. Not in the book. The show has merged several characters from the book before, but that has no effect in the books.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||The word from a recent||
The word from a recent convention is that RR denied that that is happening. I really wanted her to appear as well.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Most police pricincts||
Most police pricincts recommend doing the transactions at the police station. Not going to have any problems there.
|38 weeks 9 hours ago||Here are just a few||
Here are just a few samples...
I was reading threads just after the coach got fired after the report. It was pretty awful.
|38 weeks 23 hours ago||I finally came to the same||
I finally came to the same conclusion.
I always thought if something like this happened at Michigan, we would handle it "the right way". I don't believe that any more. And I disagree that it will be a subset, the majority will circle the wagon.
The tribal mentality built in to our instinct over millions of years is a hard thing to overcome. To think that you are above it all is delusional.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty much. But from the||
Pretty much. But from the opposite side. They talk about how the report is nothing but allegations with no details and no proven facts. They don't think the university should do anything until the full report is published. But that is never going to happen since this is a private university.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||We are Awful||
What I find interesting is that Baylor fans are acting exactly like Penn St fans. I checked out few of their boards and majority are upset that Briles is gone. They all blame the administrators and argue that Briles did what he was supposed to do (refer to administration), how great a guy he is and point to other players who turned out fine.
There is lack of sympathy for the victims (there is a lot of slutshaming), and most believe that Briles is the true victim in this situation.
There are also posts discussing why Baylor should bother firing Briles since they are going to get bad press either way. At least keeping Briles, they would have a good football team.
I am thinking this is the normal response by all football fans and not just PSU.
This makes me incredibly sad...
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Because this gives validity||
Because this gives validity to Saban''s rant the other day.
Harbaugh is under a microscope right now, which he has actively courted. You cannot make silly mistakes like this.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Look, I am the last guy to||
Look, I am the last guy to defend a guy like him. But I read the apology that was posted by the kid sounded very remorseful and contrite. And it did not look like it was composed by some lawyer.
The penalty is a joke. Misdemeanor is a joke.
But let's not write off a life of an 18 year old young man.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I want one and based on most||
I want one and based on most people who are texting or browsing in car theses days, they probably want one as well.
I am just afraid that it will still be at least another decade or two before we have a true self driving car.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that when the gap||
I agree that when the gap between us and Ohio is almost three times the gap between us and Iowa, putting us in the same category with Ohio is not accurate.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||"Holier-than-Thou" attitude||
"Holier-than-Thou" attitude is exactly why these things keep happening.
Everybody thinks something like this cannot possibly happen at their institution, because "we do things right" & "we have morals". But this kind of thinking is dangerous because it makes you blind to things when something goes wrong. You make excuses like "I am sure our adminsitration is handling these things" or "the accusers must be wrong since we are not that kind of people". This makes it easier for true miscreants to hide behind the institution to rail against accusers and silence them.
Baylor is a BAPTIST college, a religious institution! If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. If we have more people with that attitude, we can be more vigil and recognize it earlier when things go wrong. No one is immuned to this kind of travesty. It can happen anywhere. Hell, there were/are still many supporters for Gibbons and Lewan on this board.
More we recognize that, the better we will be.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I am not excusing anything. I||
I am not excusing anything. I am just saying what you are seeing is more norm than the other way around. The only way to stop things like this from occurring is to acknowledge your tendency and fight against it. The holier-than-thou kind of attitude is exactly why these kinds of things keep happening.
And I guarantee that if something like that happened here, there will be a significant number of people on this very board defending the coaching staff.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't be so quick to||
I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Everybody around here loves to belittle PSU fandom for defeding Paterno, but I am saw the same behavior from Baylor fans regarding this (most are angry for firing the best coach that they ever had). I suspect that if something like this came out of Michigan, there will be plenty here defeding Harbaugh.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||And Paterno reported the||
And Paterno reported the incidents to administrators. So are we all good?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Sam Ukwauchu was convicted of||
Sam Ukwauchu was convicted of sexual assault. That is what began this whole brouhaha, because he had extensive record of sexual deviancy before he even came to Baylor and was easily preventable.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||It is very natural for people||
It is very natural for people to circle the wagon and become defensive when attacked. Even when that attack is justified. It is just human nature.
I wouldn't be so quick to judge others as it can happen anywhere, including Michigan.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||The LOWEST rates are still||
The LOWEST rates are still 2.5% to 3%. Add fees for loans and money management, that is not a great deal when your interests are compounded.
If you still want to invest. Save your money, invest it, and let it grow. When you have enough, then buy a car. That is what I do.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||This is the best advice. And||
This is the best advice. And I would add one more, buy the best car you can buy CASH.
It makes no sense to pay interest on top of depreciation. Save up, and then buy the car. I leased my very first car, but since then I have paid cash for every car. I could probably buy a couple of cars just in interest and fees that I saved.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||There are very few things||
There are very few things that economists agree on. This is one of them. But you probably should know that giving hundreds of millions to billionaires is probably not a good thing without any studies.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||That scene got me. I have||
That scene got me.
I have read all the books and watched every episode until now without shedding a tear. That record is now broken. That was truly gut wrenching...
|40 weeks 2 days ago||I have been using HTPC for||
I have been using HTPC for over a decade now and, I will never go back. There is nothing out there that can give me the size (20tb of space), quality (HD with surround sound), and flexibility (access my content from anywhere).
|40 weeks 2 days ago||This is dumb. I would never||
This is dumb.
I would never let my kid compete in X-games sports. Hell, I wouldn't let my kid compete in many Olympic sports.
That does not mean I am going to stop watching those sports.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Nobody else cheated like this||
Nobody else cheated like this before. There is a reason why they are about to lose $10 billion in fines, not to mention criminal indictments for executives in charge.
If you keep buying their products then you are a fool.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I will never buy VW. What||
I will never buy VW.
What they did with diesel emissions were unethical to n-th degree. I don't know why anyone would trust them to be honest about anything after this fiasco.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||The only answer is I will||
The only answer is I will have the money AND sex.
It is one thing to choose from one or the other because they are opposite. Money goes with sex. There is no reason to choose.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I really don't care about ads||
I really don't care about ads on pro uniforms. It makes no difference to me while I am watching the game.
But I will never ever buy a Man U jersey. I own several World Cup jerseys. But I see no point in paying to advertise your stuff on my chest. If Chevy gave away the jerseys, sure, but I don't pay to advertise for someone else.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Las Vegas has turned into one||
Las Vegas has turned into one of the BEST destination in the country for foodies. Practically every well known chef has a retardant in Vegas now. We go down there every year just to eat. Joel Robuchon''s tasting menu is unbelievable.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Rather than going to a club,||
Rather than going to a club, hiring a private show is cheaper and better. At least that is what my friend says...
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Well, put me in the same||
Well, put me in the same camp. I don't think you can win a national championship without a dominant pitcher. The amount of runs that Betsa has given up this year says she is not it. Her high ball was really effective last year, but it is not as effective this year. And because of that she is walking more batters. I love this team, but if we face a team with a shutdown pitcher, we could be in trouble.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||This article is FUD. There is||
This article is FUD. There is no system that is even close to run on its own next year, not even Google. This is most likely GM leasing out modified Bolt with auto driving capabilities to Lyft for testing. Auto taxi is still decades away.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||No cord cutting for me||
I am with you.
I have a setup with 20 TB of storage, 3 tuners for recording, and all are accessible from any TV/laptop in the house. I can shift the recorded program to my phone, tablet, PC for offline viewing if necessary. There is no way some streaming service is going to match the power and flexibility that I have right now.
And worst of all, I cannot watch ANY TV program without 15/30 second skip. That is the worst thing about trying to watch a sports or broadcast program via stream. No skip (sliding bars suck), no dice for me.
Streaming option would have to be SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper for me to even consider signing up.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||This makes no sense. If you||
This makes no sense. If you want to support the site, help them directly, by purchasing subscription (like HTTV) or going to sponsor sites (you know who they are). Involving third parties, who literally brings nothing to the table is just throwing money away.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't care about what||
I wouldn't care about what they did so much if the private school they set up was legit academically. The problem is it looks like it was a terrible school with hardly any real education going on. I think it is absolutely terrible to use kids like this, leaving them with no option other than football afterwards.They owe these kids to leave them in better state.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I want to note that this is||
I want to note that this is the richest school district in the entire Northwest. This school district encompasses ultra-rich neighborhoods like Medina, which is home to Bill Gates. There is a lot of people with enough money to not even think twice about throwing tens of thousands of dollars to the football program. The booster program is pretty scary.
However, it is great for raising kids as school bonds never fail to pass. Just spent $250 million to rebuild one of the high schools and it is fantastic.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Nope, sent out to every||
Nope, sent out to every parent in the school district. This is actually second such email. He sent out one last week talking about the report that is about to be released. That email did not go over well as the boosters accused the super of taking an aggressive stance. This is turning out to be quite the drama.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||No Comment||
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Just got this email from Super this morning...||
This is a somber day. In our service as educators we are fully committed to supporting and protecting our students. This belief is paramount in the work I do daily. We believe in our students and we strive to build partnerships with our parents in support of our students. We also strive to build positive relationships within our community based on trust and caring. I recognize that trust is shaken in times like this.
I want to acknowledge the unintended, but very real impact the WIAA investigation has had on individuals and members of our community. During the course of the investigation, concerns of racism in the investigative approach were issued, and members of the community called on us to halt the investigation. While we communicated these concerns to the WIAA, the investigation continued. As superintendent I am deeply concerned that my actions did not go far enough to support students who felt the investigation was racially biased.
It is clear to me that students and families have been hurt due to the investigation. I also understand that for many of our racially diverse families, the public discourse and concern of racial bias extends beyond the Bellevue High School football program and has caused pain to those not even associated with the program. To those members of our community I also want to extend my apologies.
The WIAA report obviously contains information that requires immediate attention. At the same time, there are areas that we will look into more thoroughly as recommended in the report.
We know how important athletics are to our students. We believe in the importance of fair play and rules. We are committed to working with the league and the WIAA as we move forward
Through the public records process the district is releasing a redacted copy of the WIAA report on the investigation. The public copy of the report is redacted so that the identities of former and current students cannot be easily identified. I feel very strongly that we should do everything we can to protect our students and see that they are not harmed as a result of this report. We have set up a dedicated email address – [email protected]- that people can use on this specific issue and we will be reviewing everyone’s input.
Included with our release is our initial response with comments and concerns about the investigation and report.
I do want to be clear that we take this report very seriously and we have the responsibility to offer a more detailed and specific response and appropriate actions in the next few days.
This includes a more detailed review of pertinent documents to determine if there were WIAA rule violations and the report of findings to the KingCO conference for review and action. This is according to WIAA rules.
In addition, I am committed to making every effort to rebuild divisions in the community where they exist and restore faith in leadership where there are doubts. I became an educator to make a difference in the lives of students. I believe in our students and know that as superintendent I have the responsibility to create an environment that allows each student to succeed. I take my responsibility very seriously, and recognize that I am accountable to our students, staff, parents and Board of Directors.
I will not be answering any questions about the contents of the report today. I realize that people will have strong opinions about the allegations, how the investigation was conducted, the actions of people that were investigated, the contents of the report, and what actions should be taken. I urge everyone to exercise restraint and respect for all members of our Bellevue community as we move forward. Over the next few weeks we will continue to communicate with the public on the progress of our next steps in this process.
Dr. Tim Mills
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I have experienced this||
I have experienced this myself. I woke up and could not move. I try to speak and nothing would come out. I felt like something was holding me down and felt someone watching just beyond the door. I really freaked out, until I read about the phenomena and how common it is. Only experienced it once, though.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||We are no longer in position||
We are no longer in position to dispense holier-than-thou attitude anymore. Most people on this site don't seem to care.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I have a 2007 Jaguar XK||
I have a 2007 Jaguar XK convertible. I've had had other convertibles and faster cars, but the beauty of this car inspires me every time I drive it.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||This message is for ACE||
Since we are talking about Paramus... Ace, can you please get Brian to pronounce "Paramus" correctly? He says it like "Cannibis", but the emphasis should be on the first vowel, like "PUH-ramus". The way he says it is almost as bad as when he says "Lewan".
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Spoiler Alert||
|46 weeks 3 days ago||You mean you COULDNT care||
You mean you COULDN'T care less...
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know how anyone could||
I don't know how anyone could view that game and think QB's looked uncomfortable. I was extremely impressed with the poise and composure that all QB's displayed. They are lightyears ahead from the last couple of years where you can sense overwhelming panic from those guys in the same situations. Both Speight and Morris displayed excellent pocket awareness and very good footwork to buy space within the pocket. All of them threw very pretty balls even under pressure. This is NOTHING like some of the poor QB form that we saw before Harbaugh got here.
I mean Morris threw some balls high, but most were trying to go over the defenders and away where the receiver still had a chance. That bomb he threw to the back pylon was one of the prettiest passes I have seen in awhile. Morris was pressured, he shifted a couple of times to buy time and threw a bomb effortlessly that came out like a cannon. He put it almost in stride for the receiver and the trailing corner had no chance, only the safety could reach it (and with speed like Dymonte). That was friggin impressive!
I would say I would be fine with any of these guys starting. I would say the floor has been raised to a point where I would expect all of these guys to perform at average B1G QB level at worst. Who knows what the ceiling is? I am very satisfied with the progress that these guys are making.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think folks in||
I don't think folks in medical scholarship glass house should be throwing stones...
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I have Comcast cable and||
I have Comcast cable and internet and I pay $99/month (plus tax& fees). With that, I get BTN, ESPN, and HBO. Pretty much everything I want from cable. I am pretty happy with it.
The key is having your own hardware, modem and set top boxes. Those fees really pile up fast.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I know most of you don't care||
I know most of you don't care about agronomy, but this is a no brainer from the maintenance point of view. The grass is still recovering from winter and is busy growing and producing seeds. In the fall, they are mature and beginning the dormant stage where they can handle the stress better and you have winter and spring to try to recover. Putting this kind of stress in spring would drive the superintendents to quit.
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||So, you are saying we all owe||
So, you are saying we all owe an apology to Saban?
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||I would we have standings to||
I would we have standings to complain about any other program, no matter how shady they are. We might as well go full Ole Miss.
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||If it quacks like a duck an||
If it quacks like a duck an walks like a duck, it is a duck, no matter how much you hope against it.
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||It would be one thing if||
It would be one thing if these medical scholarships were announced right after the season, opening scholarships to recruit for. It is another thing all together to announce this after oversigning by three and conveniently announce these openings. If you criticized Saban for doing the exact same thing, then you should not be excusing Harbaugh now. But I guess hypocrisy runs high around here.
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||I am beginning to believe||
I am beginning to believe that if Joe Paterno thing happened at Michigan, people here would have acted exactly like the folks at Blackshoesdiaries. The hypocrisy here is frightening.
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||This is exactly the kind of||
This is exactly the kind of shady dealings that this board was vehemently against before. If you want to be a bunch of hypocrites, be my guest. I have enough integrity to call spade a spade. Winning is not everything and I do not care if anyone disagrees.
|48 weeks 19 hours ago||This looks and smells||
This looks and smells terrible. I don't want Michigan to be Alabama. I don't want to win by cutting kids who don't pan out. I am beginning to regret getting Harbaugh.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you so much for your||
Thank you so much for your detailed post! I may take you up on your offer.
Thank you to EVERYONE who responded. You guys are really a great bunch of folks. I knew I would get thoughtful, informative posts and you did not disappoint me.
Just read through every response with my daughter and she thanks all of you as well.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the kind words.||
Thanks for the kind words. But I am lucky. My daughter has always been self-movitated and driven with not much more than average input from me or my wife. She was doing her math workbook by herself for an hour at a time when she was 6!
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I figured I have a good||
I figured I have a good chance of getting high quality feedback. This is not the kind of question I would ask on most boards that I visit. Michigan Difference!
|48 weeks 2 days ago||It is part of an accelerated||
It is part of an accelerated program that starts from elementary school. They finish all the prep courses by 9th grade and take IB programs during 10th and 11th grade. Almost all students in this program get their IB diploma by end of 11th grade. I know this is highly unusual. The school counselor said they get inquiries from univerisities all the time about whether or not the student made a mistake in listing their IB diploma in the application.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||It is a full IB diploma||
It is a full IB diploma program and almost every kid in the program receives a diploma (and gets 35 points in average in doing so). What I am really worried about is whether or not she will have enough time for extracurricular activities outside the school due to time demands. Although her 12th grade will be a breeze since the diploma is obtained in 11th grade. She will have a lot of time in her senior year for extracurriculars.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||She wants to go to the IB||
She wants to go to the IB program because most of her friends are going there. We are leaving it to her, but we do want want her to understand what she is signing up for.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Very good stuff. Thank you.||
Very good stuff. Thank you.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for responding. This||
Thanks for responding. This is exactly the kind of first person experience I was looking for.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||She mentioned being||
She mentioned being interested in engineering, but I don't think she really knows what she wants yet. She is one of the top students in math, though.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Again, the courts have ruled||
Again, the courts have ruled that colleges are free to pursue amateurism in their sports. You can have any opinion you want, still does not change the fact that college sport is amateur sports endeavor.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||The cost of tracking||
The cost of tracking thousands of players down and getting them to sign the agreement is going to be cost prohibitive..
|48 weeks 4 days ago||But the courts already ruled||
But the courts already ruled on that. The courts ruled that NCAA violated anti-trust laws. But they can continue to do what they have done because the players are amateurs.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||It is probably status quo. EA||
It is probably status quo. EA is free to get college licensing, but it would be almost impossible to get licensing from players. So no game.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||It is a quite a hyperbole to||
It is a quite a hyperbole to equate NCAA to FIFA. Nobody is accusing NCAA officials of taking bribes and having secret bank accounts with millions in them.
I completely agree that colleges should be free to strive for amateurism in sports that they support. They are completely within their rights to do so. The courts have ruled as so. I don't think that is radical decision.
There is nothing stopping college athletes who believe that they are being taken advantage of to quit and become a pro. The fact that there are collective bargains in pro sports to preclude you from doing that is not the college's fault. If you want to get paid, go pro, good luck, nobody is stopping you (from the college side). Courts have already also ruled that such collective rights bargains are perfectly legal.
In fact, if you look at a sport with no such restrictions, baseball, there are still healthy number of players who choose to go to college instead of turning pro. That tells me that players are compensated just fine. If there was money to be made getting college age kids to play in their own league, NFL and NBA would have mined that a long time ago. They don't do it because there is no money there.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I don't believe having a||
I don't believe having a ninth justice will change anything. I would think differently if there were severe differences between the lower courts. There was no major difference in ruling. In circumstances like this SCOTUS is going to leave things as is.
There is some chance that a new case might cause some fracture that would force SCOTUS to look at it again. But I don't think chances of that happening is very high.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Must've been looking through||
Must've been looking through "sausage party" sites...
|49 weeks 1 day ago||I just want to watch your brackets BURN!||
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously, where are the||
Seriously, where are the mods? Delete this shit. WD can always create another post.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||No, almost every pick happens||
No, almost every pick happens along the three point line. If you stop and pop, it will be a three pointer.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||But that is the thing. There||
But that is the thing. There is space to shoot. The defender is going under the pick. You can stop and pop and there is no one around you close enough to block that. But Robinson never shoots that jumper. If he tries and misses alot, I can understand. But he does not even try.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||But when I see Robinson play||
But when I see Robinson play a pick, defenders usually go under and there is enough room there for Robinson to get a clean shot. He has a pretty quick release and there is more than enough opportunity there, but it seems that he is much more comfortable coming off a pick without the ball for a catch and shoot. However, that takes more time and he does not get enough space on those plays.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I was about five or six years||
I was about five or six years old. Our entire family was in a taxi going to an event. The taxi went through a sunken underpass and was about to come through it, when a boy about my age ran across the street and popped in front of the taxi with no time to react. I was sitting in the back middle and I can recall that event like it happened last month. I saw his lifeless body in the arms of the taxi driver who was freaking out. That will stay with me till I die...
|51 weeks 9 min ago||People who believe that a||
People who believe that a coach who went to the Championship games just a few years ago (and lost to a cheater),should be fired because of a couple of mediocre season is the very reason why college sport is going to hell in a handbasket.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I pay $95/month for Comcast||
I pay $95/month for Comcast package that includes Internet, BTN, ESPN, AND HBO. These independent services are going to cost a lot more than what I pay now and get less in return. How is this a positive?
|1 year 2 days ago||One that has not been||
One that has not been mentioned yet...
Guys We Fucked
A couple of comediennes interview various guys they had relationships with. Extremely enlightening sex talk. If I had this during my teenage years, I think I would have had much better understanding of sex and relationships.
|1 year 3 days ago||You are underestimating the||
You are underestimating the pull that Confederate Flag has on young black men. Everybody knows that!
|1 year 4 days ago||Seriously??? I think||
Seriously??? I think Calipari's record says he has coached pretty well. You may not like the guy, but you can't deny he has won big and that is very difficult to do with freshmen dominated lineups.
|1 year 1 week ago||That's what I thoght when I||
That's what I thoght when I saw his picture. He lost some weight! He also had a mustache, if I remember correctly...
|1 year 1 week ago||I am not even going to bother||
I am not even going to bother with the political angle on what is wrong with government having unfettered access to your data.
Technically, this is a very, very, very bad idea.
What FBI wants is to disable the feature that deletes the content after so many bad access attempt. The only way to make this happen is to make a change to the OS. You also have to distribute this as a "security" update so that it is mandatory on all phones.
I am not going to bother with how terrible security vulnerability that is. Let's for argument sakes that they can target this specific device for this update.
That still does not change the fact that now a mandatory "security" update can deliver a trojan to your device (government sponsored or not). If I care about security (and many people do), that means that I am going to disable automatic security updates. That will lead to many more devices without proper security update that can be vulnerable to malicious hacks and EVERYONE will be worse off.
The benefit of finding out some nebulous connection to these people are not worth jeopardizing the entire eco-system of security updates. I don't care if they had the private phone number to the top ISIS commander. That is nothing compare to what would happen if significant number of people don't download security updates.
This is very very bad idea that Apple should resist with all their might. This is just going to make our national security worse, not better.
|1 year 1 week ago||I had him as well in one of||
I had him as well in one of his earliest classes. Super nice guy and happy that he has progressed so well. The school is in good hands.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The simplest answer to your||
The simplest answer to your question is that universe has/is expanded/expanding faster than speed of light. In fact, there are galaxies that we can see today that we will not be able to see in the future because they are moving away from us at faster than speed of light.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||1993 911 Carrera convertible.||
1993 911 Carrera convertible. It was sweet but let it go due to it's flywheel problems. I should have just kept it...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Cheer this woman!!!||
Cheer this woman!!!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Kid ROCK!!! He would do it.||
Kid ROCK!!! He would do it. Eminem, would be harder to get, but would be awesome.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I believe this came out of||
I believe this came out of his regular chat with a local Seattle Sports Radio morning show host (Mitch Levy). Mitch had written a song about Harbaugh, set to the music of "Gangnam Style" called "Harbaugh Douchebag Style" (remember that Seattle and SF had a big rivalry going).
Neuheisel said during the last talk together that he was going to write a song about Harbaugh as well (Neuheisel had performed his own song on this show before). Didn't realize it was going to be this good.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Based on Quantum Mechanics,||
Based on Quantum Mechanics, we are already in his mom's pants OR we are not already in his mom's pants. They are equally as likely. You won't know which until you walk in on us.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Not sure why you believe AWS||
Not sure why you believe AWS would be cheaper. Can they handled the traffic? Sure, but you will pay pretty dearly for that previlege.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Stop posting and go change a||
Stop posting and go change a diaper!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||A man of integrity does not||
A man of integrity does not get himself into situations like this.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I, as an alum, do not want to||
I, as an alum, do not want to win like Alabama if it meant being shady like this. Michigan's reputation is helluva a lot more important to me than what happens on a field. I did not get to the position that I have today because we won B1G Championships while I was at Michigan.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I think his point is||
I think his point is perfectly valid. People around here are driking the Kool-Aid a little too hard. Harbaugh is a charismatic figure and has turned around our program. That does not mean that we should be defending everything that he does or keep saying things like "In Harbaugh We Trust". Following somebody blindly no matter what is not healthy and we should be ever vigilent about taking cult of personality too far. Harbaugh is in the wrong here. The crap that he pulled in Stanford that he got away with because lack of attention is not going to pass here. Everytime he pulls shit like this, it is going to leave a bruise to the program in the national stage. He is embarassing us and we should be calling him on it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||No one will convince me that||
No one will convince me that replacing Swensen with Spanellis is worth all the negative press and recruiting that we are/ will be getting. This is a class of 30, and OL is almost impossible to project with any confidence. This was a foibar.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Seriously, I feel like I need||
Seriously, I feel like I need to take a shower...
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You need to take the blinders||
You need to take the blinders off. Harbaugh, while entertaining, is no saint.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Sam Webb commented this||
Sam Webb commented this morning that this is not something that should happen again and that Swensen and his dad will probably come out with some negative comments. This is a blackeye event for us, no mattter how many sycophants around here will try to excuse it. This definitely puts a huge damper in my enjoyment for this recruiting season.
<P>This is not Michigan and I am very very disappointed in Harbaugh.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||As an Asian man, I find White||
As an Asian man, I find White Guys' Asian fetish really annoying since there is no corresponding Asian fetish coming from White Gals... LAYOFF OUR WOMEN!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Your alternate possibility is||
Your alternate possibility is not very likely based on Swensen's recent communication. Harbaugh is not a diety. If he is screwing up, and in this case it looks like he is, we should be calling him on it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||That is horseshit. As an||
That is horseshit. As an alum, doing it the right way, above and beyond what is required, matters to me. I would rather lose with a coach like Hoke than win with a coach like Saban.
Michigan Difference and Michigan Man stuff means nothing without integrity.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The problem is that the||
The problem is that the racists in the community feel safe enought to act as they please because there will be no repurcussions. If the community in general is against such acts, those acts don't occur because the racists do not feel comfortable enough to do so. The fact that these events are regularly happening reflects the fact that the community as a whole is tolerating them. That is the problem and that starts from the top.
This is not something that happens in every campus. In fact, it does not happen in most campus. The fact that it is happening in Missouri frequently is something that the university needs to address aggressively.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||REALLY??? I have face many||
I have face many racist denigrations in my life time. Even a few while at Michigan, but those were mostly at druken frats house parties. I NEVER experienced or seen anything like described above that is happening at Michigan. I am sure there are other black students who may disagree, but something like this not something that a school as a community should just brush off as no big deal.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||This maybe one of those rare||
This maybe one of those rare occasion where asking for a legal advice here is not OT.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Going to Bandon Dunes for a||
Going to Bandon Dunes for a big guys' trip. Thank goodness since I need something to wash away all this pain...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||With the way Brian's||
With the way Brian's prediction for Rudock has gone, this can mean only one thing - Ruddock will have the worst passing game since his kindergarten days. Be afraid, very afraid...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Don't toy with my emotions||
Don't toy with my emotions like this, Ace!!!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Seeing that this is third||
Seeing that this is third time getting arrested while doing something idiotic while drunk, I would say the odds of this kid being an alcoholic is pretty high.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I have read a lot of posts||
I have read a lot of posts lately and I don't think anyone has said the above things. What people are saying is that Rudock has been billed as an accurate passer who is not going to bomb you to death, but won't lose you a game either. So far this year, he has not been very accurate and he has cost us a game and will do so again if the turnover numbers keep up. I think people will be fine with the lack of accuracy if he is not throwing at least one interception a game. I don't think there is anything wrong with saying these things. They are facts...
|1 year 22 weeks ago||If he could throw a deep ball||
If he could throw a deep ball we would be a top 10 team...
|1 year 22 weeks ago||If we had a real QB, we would||
If we had a real QB, we would be Ohio State...
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Let me introduce another||
Let me introduce another Korean phrase... AIGOO!!!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I think we all know who is||
I think we all know who is the asshole now...
|1 year 23 weeks ago||For Shane, RS would be a||
For Shane, RS would be a win/win if he on track to graduate early.
He can compete for the starting position in the spring and if he loses, he can just transfer and play two years for the new team. If he wins the starting job, he has two years as a starting QB under Harbaugh to get ready for NFL.
If Harbaugh offered RS, I would take it if I was Morris.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It looks like the coaches||
It looks like the coaches have decided to run guard pulls with Braden instead of Kalis. That is a smart move as Kalis was blocking air on pulls.
The fact that Braden has tendency to fall forward on contact actually helps him on pulls. Many of the pull plays, Braden just falls on the first guy he contacts and smothers him, which provided holes for RB's to run through.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I don't know Man... Rudock||
I don't know Man...
Rudock has now FIVE turnovers in two games. We are not going to win against any decent opponents with our QB producing 2+ TO's per game. This is a very worrisome trend. I do not need Rudock to win the game for us. He just need to not lose the game, but that is not what I am seeing.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Nope, that was Speight.||
Nope, that was Speight. Morris is in for the RS plan.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I would not call those balls||
I would not call those balls catchable...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think the more interesting||
I think the more interesting question is...
Is Brian's endorsement of a QB, a kiss of death? Last couple of years, he predicted very good things for DG and he imploded. Now after praising Rudock for taking care of the ball and how good his TD to INT ratio will be, he promptly throws 3 INT's.
Brian is the QB Killer!!!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That is what is so||
That is what is so disappointing about Rudock today. If you are forcing it in the crowded space for Butt, I understand. Even if it ws for Chesson or Darboh, fine. But you should not be looking to the true freshmen in a crowded space. Even if he ran the correct route, the DB probably would have knocked it away, since Perry is not going to be very physical. You should only be targeting him when he is wide open. You need to be aware of each receiver's abilities. I just thought Rudock's awareness sucked most of the game.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||It does not matter if Perry||
It does not matter if Perry ran the correct route or not. You should not be targeting a true freshmen receiver where there are three DB's nearby.
If that was to Butt, sure, INT would be bad, but understandable.This is just a bad, bad decision.
Rudock's decision making leaves a lot to be desired.