|1 day 13 hours ago||Spanish is a phonetic language...||
How the hell can anyone speak Spanish without being able to read or write it?
|1 day 23 hours ago||Know your meme, dude|
|1 day 23 hours ago||huh||
the first thing i thought was "hey those aren't baby rugs" but now that i know he's asian i guess i'm the one that was being racist.
disclaimer: all of my asian friends in high school insisted that "oriental" was a description of rugs, and therefore inappropriate as a description of humans.
|2 days 6 hours ago||29||
Anybody younger than that catch the reference here? I've never actually seen the show.
|2 days 20 hours ago||From a song by Rocko||
It's U-O-E-N-O, and "UOENO it" sounds like "you don't even know it". I think that's all. (Edit: I had no idea why the guy brought it up until I watched the Countess vine again...)
|2 days 21 hours ago||Some good Vines from Devin Gardner today||
...are not actually in the OP?
Edit: I see.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Existence of column justified:||
|3 days 1 hour ago||dude, lighten up||
People from the Midwest make fun of New Jersey reflexively. It's ok. We don't know anything about it except that we liked your delis when we drove through on the way to NYC once, and we think that you have a lot of landfills there for some reason vaguely associated with the mafia. Also you are a mecca of embarrassing reality tv, and the Jersey Shore looked kind of gross in that one episode of Grounded for Life.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Did the appraiser find something wrong?||
If not, maybe you should pay for an appraisal or two to see what it's actually worth instead of trusting your realtor (and then fire him/her if the appraisals are consistently off).
Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of firing realtors.
|3 days 18 hours ago||so||
How many years until they declassify and auction off Al's game plans? I wanna bid.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Thanks||
So the 0 doesn't mean anything?
|4 days 20 hours ago||Yes||
But wtf does it mean? I'm all for updates from non-revenue sports, but you'd think the people who find it important enough to post stuff like this would want everybody to be able to understand what happened at a basic level.
|5 days 11 min ago||"Michigan won 0 II Varsity Fours F1."||
|6 days 12 hours ago||it's not all bad||
From 2004-2008, I rented two different 550-600 sqft 1 bdrm places with one parking spot for around $700, both of which allowed me to have a dog. One was on Mary St. and the other was at Main and Hill. The maintenance man was a little sketchy, but the places were very livable. (Of course the landlord currently has no availabilities.)
|1 week 1 day ago||Adding this to Franklin's||
Adding this to Franklin's public 'Nicky Satan' slip, SEC coaches must casually refer to Saban as the devil amongst themselves with some regularity. I like it.
|1 week 3 days ago||A bunch of football players||
A bunch of football players have been riding around campus on scooters for months. It started maybe a month before Taylor said something to the media about not riding the twosie anymore. I think I asked if anybody knew where they'd all gotten them here at least once but I never got a response.
|1 week 6 days ago||So all of you think violating||
So all of you think violating the state's monopoly on taxing stupidity through lotteries is wrong? Bizarre.
|1 week 6 days ago||Michigan did win the club||
Michigan did win the club national championship this year.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||so neither of you knows what||
so neither of you knows what an illegal numbers ring is either, eh?
if i thought TP were remotely as self-aware about why he was taking the money as webber seems to have been, i'd be much more impressed by him.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||i'd be pleased not to talk to you about it, o high and mighty||
I don't actually care if he personally did great harm to the university. I think "student-athletes" should routinely go out of their way to do great harm to their universities, who are continually shamelessly exploiting them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Accepting money from a guy||
Accepting money from a guy running an illegal numbers ring is only wrong if you know that's what he's doing (and if it's actually wrong to run an illegal numbers ring, but since I don't know what that is, I can't really say). Did Webber know where the guy was getting the money? I assume you'd disavow the suggestion that you don't believe in freedom of association if I made it an issue.
Perjuring yourself in federal court might only be wrong if you're committing perjury to avoid punishment for something that's actually immoral. What was he committing perjury to avoid punishment for? If he was committing perjury to help Martin avoid punishment, then again it would depend on what an illegal numbers ring is. But if he was committing perjury to avoid punishment for getting compensated for his work, then it doesn't seem obviously wrong to me.
But I'm probably making a mistake trying to continue a conversation with somebody who thinks that whether or not the NCAA is exploitative is debatable.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I only know the basics of the situation||
But it's not obvious to me that Webber did anything wrong. The NCAA regime is obviously, illegally, exploitatively monopolistic. The O'Bannon case is about to make that official. We can't debate the morality of undermining a corrupt system (because the mods don't think we're mature enough); I'm just registering an opposing view here.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||your summary sounds so much||
your summary sounds so much less boring than what i feel like i slept through...
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm not sure if I've ever managed to stay awake through Dogville||
but from what I remember (and what I can extrapolate in light of your comment), I'm not sure it's actually too harsh. The NCAA's treatment of athletes is really fucked up.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||can somebody parse this for me?||
"Teams have the most deviation from their season average in week one (11.9 points) but the low point has a deviation within 1 point (11.0) that occurs during week one."
the low point of what? and i just have no idea what "that occurs during week one" is modifying. it's been a lot of years since waltzing through stat 350.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You should at least be consistent||
Is your impression from the preponderance of what you've read (which, if it wasn't on the internet, was probably from some collection of sources, at least some of which you could presumably list) or from conversations with friends or coworkers? What's the point of being cagey? I don't get why anyone would claim to have heard something and then pretend to be unable to give an idea of their sources unless they were just looking to be treated as though they were important. Feel free to enlighten me here, though.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||oh, i finally got it||
east and west. only took 4 hours.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||wut||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Link||
I thought that allegation had no place here, but now that I've read about the DUI and the argument, I think it's relevant information. Here's a link:
|3 weeks 5 days ago||All extremely serious issues you raised have been discussed||
That's true vacuously, you see, because you raised no extremely serious issues. Read a book.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The academic staff would revolt||
I guarantee you LEO and GEO would strike immediately.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sorry||
I had to downvote this as flamebait because the idea of turning the AD over to fucking Lochdog makes my skin crawl.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||DB being a member of "the worst generation' aside...||
You're both acting like jerks, and eamus could stand to work on his reading comprehension. But (s)he probably wouldn't be in such a lather if Ghost weren't so committed to acting like a snotty, entitled brat every time this topic comes up. Maybe you should think about why so many alums think the criticisms are warranted, Ghost, instead of spending so much time whining about their being unfair.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||what years??||
When I was a beginning grad student, the number of years you'd bought season tickets mattered but your graduate standing absolutely did not help.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Bunt drill!||
I helped coach a high school baseball team last year (because I am a responsible adult who was available; not because I know anything about baseball) and one team was kicking our ass so handily that they started a bunt drill. It took us quite a while to get an out, and it was plenty embarrassing, but I was actually glad they did it. It slowed the bleeding and forced our players to listen to us in order to figure out the adjustments on the fly.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||He wasn't running around||
He wasn't running around naked. The cops made him strip, fearing a bomb strapped to him. He turned out not to be the right guy.
This thread (and its successor) had pretty good info all night:
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Underappreciated?||
By whom? It's gotta be Stu.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||dude||
This delay is clearly him changing his mind. Don't pressure the poor kid.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||just a clock so far||
There was a brunch of some sort with boosters that ended at 1:30, so I assume he's just running a little late from that.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The injury could have changed||
The injury could have changed the calculus but prior to it he was telling people he's staying through his RS Senior year.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||i'd need more background info to give better advice||
It's possible that what they're offering you is a rare path to upward mobility given whatever your background is. But if you can currently pay your bills, it would probably behoove you to stay on course to finish school. Everybody with experience here is telling you how much time it takes, so you shouldn't underestimate how difficult it would be to actually finish your degree online while spending the time required to succeed with the job.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Dude, get your degree||
If this requires abandoning your degree program for a job that offers few guaranteed benefits, you shouldn't do it. It sounds like the sort of thing where they can make offers like this to a huge number of people at the fairly minimal marginal cost of offering a bit of training for some exams, and then you either sink or swim on your own with little further cost to them aside from giving you a bunch of names they dug up somewhere. If they're offering you a guaranteed living wage of some sort, that's one thing. If not, it sounds like a financial version of Southwestern Company.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||double post||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Have there been signs about subs (bench players) going crazy?||
There should be.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Had IU over Louisville||
But I like what actually happened a lot better
|6 weeks 6 days ago||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/|
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Why don't you just call them||
Why don't you just call them and ask?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Two questions:||
When did it become the unique province of feminists (but not parents or teachers) to educate women (but not men) about the evils of falsely accusing innocent men of rape (but not other kinds of false accusations)? And when did feminists decide to abdicate this educational role...on PURPOSE?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||That appears to have been your point||
I guess it's possible you were saying something even worse, given your other comments above. But your second question here makes little sense. I was indeed being sarcastic, but had I been projecting my sarcasm on to you, I'd have thought you were mocking the poster before you. But obviously I didn't think that. So no?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations||
You may be the most terrible person I have ever encountered on the internet outside of Youtube comment threads.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||double post||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The General Counsel's||
The General Counsel's resignation is pretty shocking, IMO. The President and Trustees clearly didn't do their jobs with an investigation that reportedly involved an outside lawyer (per http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/sports/ncaabasketball/athletic-director-tim-pernetti-is-out-in-rutgers-abuse-scandal.html), the General Counsel, and all the other parties mentioned. Incidentally, I wonder if Rutgers or the State of NJ could sue the outside lawyer for malpractice, given the outrageously incorrect content of his report.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Good point||
Life was better back when accusations of rape were minimized and/or ignored. Great system. Hooray rape. Keeps men happy, keeps women from gettin' yappy.
That was your point, right?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I'm pretty sure the guy||
I'm pretty sure the guy making his points via unnecessary reference to young girls' bodies does not get to reject charges of misogyny while claiming a superior university education. But hey, what do I know about universities. I only work at one.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This is absolutely on track||
There's no way the President hadn't seen the video earlier. Just days ago he was declining comment and referring press inquiries to the AD, which you don't do unless you've got an organized plan. The President realized he'd lose his job if he didn't change the story, so that's what he did.
This bullshit about not firing Pernetti for cause is a big red flag. He absolutely had cause to fire him, and he's put Rutgers on the hook for Pernetti's buy out by publicly stating that the firing is not for cause. Any situation not involving a backroom deal would either be silent on the issue or note that Pernetti's being fired for cause, and it'd be Pernetti's problem to pursue compensation through the courts. The only reason not to go that route is that the President is covering his own ass.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||The AD is absolutely fireable||
He's just not fireable by the University President, who rubberstamped his wrist-slapping mini-suspension of RIce for what was obviously unacceptable conduct that should've resulted in immediate termination. The UP needs to resign, as some Rutgers faculty have been calling on him to do, after which his replacement can clean house.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Good point||
Forgot he redshirted. So he'll stay 5. Now you heard that here first, too. Source: JMFR.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||we'd lose out on racist apologists for violent coaches? ok!||
All of that would make the change an unqualified success. Read Academically Adrift. (The assessments and much of the statistical analysis are lame but the general thrust of the book is correct.)
As universities are increasingly becoming expected to provide job training, the end result is going to be that universities provide only job training, and no education at all.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Rights?||
That one was on TBS. Maybe CBS doesn't have the rights? (NB: I had to look that up, and I don't know what channels the other games were on--I don't pay for TV and watched it all on the internet.)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Please add this to the list||
Please add this to the list of reasons I think you're a moron.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It's amazing how completely||
It's amazing how completely people misunderstand what a university education is supposed to be about. I wish we could get out of the credentialing business and back to teaching people who actually want an education.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||doesn't matter until||
doesn't matter until tomorrow.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm just going to respond to this one since it's at the bottom||
First, I should have said position coach. I think Mattison is worth that. But no position coach is, especially not at a position where the head coach and defensive coordinator also focus. All you would-be professors of economics can look at the market and get back to me about the market value of a third defensive line coach.
Second, I'm not a professor, or I'd be making 2-8 times what I currently make. But as far as professors go, it is nearly 5 times what some professors in my department make.
Third, my classes this term generate about 6 times my salary in revenue to the University. Anybody wanna claim that Montgomery personally adds nearly $2m in value?
I'm pleased to see some posters above evidencing some perspective, but I have nothing else to say that isn't overtly political. The AD payscale will come crashing back to Earth when O'Bannon wins anyway.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I'd be pissed if we did||
That's an order of magnitude higher than what I get paid to teach classes at UM. No assistant is worth that.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||heels||
rather avoid withey
|8 weeks 6 days ago||only filled out one bracket...||
24-8, with 4 of the misses coming from the West (Wiscy, KSU, UNM, ND).
But I've got 13/16 Sweet Sixteen teams (all but KSU, UNM, and Georgetown), 7/8 Elite Eight (all but KSU), and 4/4 Final Four teams left.
I kind of wish I'd put money on this thing in one of the pools that invited me now...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||might wanna wait till||
might wanna wait till tomorrow afternoon to mock them based on that list...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||JMFR is staying 4 years||
You heard it here first.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This thread served at least one purpose||
It reminded me that we were wearing goofy shorts. I'd watched the entire game so far without having thought about it once. So I guess they aren't that bad.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||What makes you think anybody schedules that stuff around school?||
Many of my students seem to think they're entitled to have their instructors reschedule things around their interviews.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Restart your browser||
After you get on the VPN, you need to restart your browser to get iptv.umnet.umich.edu to load. If that doesn't work, restart your computer and get on the VPN before opening the browser.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Ha||
I was just getting on MGoBlog to post about this. I'd forgotten about it until half an hour ago.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I confess||
I thought you were a moron before you outed yourself as a racist or picked this stupid fight with Magnus or confused "our" with "are" above. (Speaking of which, is "you disagree with my politics" a typo for "you abhor my racism"? Just checking.) It crystallized somewhere around the time you decided to take great offense on your wife's behalf because I joked (unfunnily, but not very offensively so far as I can tell) that prominent lawyering gigs were not, strictly speaking, proof of intelligence. Your inability to differentiate my comment from something like "your wife is stupid lol"--which, to be clear, I didn't say and don't think--was enough to convince me. But I only promised 4 reasons above, not a complete history.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||In case he doesn't step up...||
Here are 4 reasons I think you're a moron:
1. You attacked Magnus in this thread for arguing about nothing, because he responded to your claim that Braden was a tackle "for sure" (alongside your list of people, not including Braden, who were "OT/OG capable") by suggesting that he's more likely to play guard this year. Think of his first post as moving Braden to the OT/OG capable column, and it'll be clear that there's nothing aggressive in it. At no point during the exchange, which you turned unpleasant by responding defensively, did you seem to have noticed that it's at the very least an especially technical use of language to insist on identifying a player by position if the position is not the one he's going to be playing as he transitions from high school to college.
2. You chose your doctor for his race.
3. You don't know that conducting business with somebody based on their race is problematic.
4. You just used "Are" where you meant "Or". (One of my students did that once in an email, in the course of an exchange about how he was going to have to drop the class due to an inability to complete the 200-level work.)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Well, you see, they'd be very||
Well, you see, they'd be very significant events.
...what, that's not how it works?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||thanks for this||
First chance I've had to get another look at what happened to Stauskas. I can't believe how little they said about it. The guy was pouring blood and they don't even mention it until after the review is almost over. By the time he headed for the locker room, it was one of the more horrifying spectacles I've ever witnessed The other camera angles must've been too gruesome to show.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What are you talking about?||
What courses? I bet our intro psych courses are closer to Harvard's than our intro calc courses are to CalTech's or MIT's.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on the field||
I've had terrible GSI experiences, but that's more the exception than the rule, and seems limited to certain departments. The biggest block to teaching quality, IMO, is that some instructional staff (especially with Ivy League or SLAC backgrounds) don't take students very seriously. My students this term haven't been holding up their end of the bargain, and the reactions of some of the professors and grad students I've talked to have just been to disparage Michigan undergrads and, in effect, suggest that I respond by teaching them like they're in high school. But that kind of cynicism is absolutely deadly for educational effectiveness.
Anyway, in general, graduate students are almost as well-qualified as professors to teach intro courses. Graduate students in later stages are frequently better instructors than professors, insofar as there hasn't been as much radical weeding out for not being a specialized researcher, but we know more than enough to start undergraduates down the path. Further, it's not like most professors at research universities spend a lot of time learning about pedagogy between graduate school and the end of their careers. In fact, that's part of what makes it a research university, whose primary mission is--you guessed it--research.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||No politics here||
Don't mind this, mods. There's probably somebody being cheeky to Magnus in another thread whose points you should take instead of dealing with this.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Stauskas injury||
Can somebody make a video of the play leading up to and aftermath of the Stauskas injury? It was right in front of me live, but I didn't really start paying attention to him until after we'd scored on the other end.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Video?||
Harris came over to listen to what Beilein was saying to players leading up to free throws at least twice. I wonder if that was a reaction to our doing it, or if Izzo's a hypocrite in addition to being a grumpy troll.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||One problem||
Stauskas started the game defending Harris. There's no reason to think that wasn't a large part of the game plan.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||We used the split block M at the bowl game...||
on some of the video monitor animations. Maybe we should get stupid shit like this worked out internally before we release instructions to the media.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||...sure||
I'd have absolutely no problem with kids who take an extra year in high school to play sports at prep schools centered around athletics losing that year in collegiate eligibility. None whatsoever.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Can you at least be consistent?||
You think NFL teams should be allowed to ask more questions, but that wage slaves should have fewer rights than pro athletes. What exactly do you think hiring managers at retail stores should be allowed to ask?!
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||jiminy christmas||
Oh, don't worry. It's good racism.
Sounds like, from this and your other comments, that you chose him because he wasn't Asian...
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||Or go NBDL...||
I don't see why the NCAA should waive anything here. He's not a "kid" like the coach keeps calling him, and it doesn't sound like a year at St. John's will be pivotal for his chances of playing professional basketball after college. It seems to me like the story should not be about an NCAA rule stopping a kid from playing a game he loves, but about St. John's trying to get an unnecessary waiver so their program can benefit from getting a year out of an adult athlete.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||So yeah...is the front page||
So yeah...is the front page thing intentionally a twitter version of TWIS? I'm not a fan, but only because (a) I don't care about Twitter and (b) it just seems derivative of TWIS.
I also didn't get why the other thing was frontpaged. But as I said in the other thread, as far as I'm concerned, this blog is Brian, and diluting that with more alternative content is a risk (and, IMHO, always going to be a downgrade).
|12 weeks 4 days ago||well this is a shit show||
This is an interesting discussion, but man, you guys are brutal.
As far as I'm concerned, the blog is Brian, so diluting content by Brian with content by others will always be a losing proposition. I think most of the reason that Seth is getting crap is that his style is very different than Brian's, whereas Heiko doesn't freelance much beyond straight reporting and Ace's style is close enough to the Blogfather's that I sometimes can't tell who wrote something without checking the byline. (Is that just Ace's style, or is Ace intentionally aping Brian's style? I used to think the latter, but now I can't tell.)
|13 weeks 1 day ago||or the article is terribly written||
one of those
Edit: I failed to click 'Save' long enough that I was beaten to the punch. I'll just add that it's horribly written because, while the parenthetical thing tells you which two aren't going and why, it doesn't tell you that that's what it's telling you. You have to do too much work to infer from the context what the hell those words are doing there, which is generally not a mark of good writing. I mean, it's just a multi-clause sentence fragment about two people, who are not even the grammatical subject of the sentence, but who are, rather, the two people who are not, of the five people mentioned, the three who are the grammatical subject of the sentence. That's some seriously craptastic writing. To be fair, I think it trades on some convention about condensing information in a different kind of context, but it just doesn't work in journalistic prose.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Saw Tim Reynolds at the Ark once||
He claimed to be an alien. Just thought you should know.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||done!|
|14 weeks 3 days ago||repost?||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Something he REALLY wanted to cover up||
Just a guess
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||it's actually kind of awesome||
Just think how many bloody white suits people can put on this thing. They're just begging to get trolled. People in Baltimore should make sure to have their cameras out whenever they're passing by.
How long do you think it will take until they have to put a cage around it like poor old Braveheart? http://www.neatorama.com/2006/07/23/freedom-statue-in-cage/
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||must...pick...nit....||
'Hall of Highly Touted' is ungrammatical. 'Hall of Fame' only works because 'fame' is a noun. 'Hall of the Highly Touted' would work.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I kept telling the midwife||
I kept telling the midwife she was going to have to delay the labor whenever Michigan fell behind, but she didn't seem to recognize how much wisdom I was displaying.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||don't know why this got downvoted||
but i voted you back up. they were gone before you posted anyway.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||What is this "non-creepy" of which you speak?||
I just yelled "Brian" at him until he turned around, and then demanded that he confirm for the person sitting directly behind him that he was famous on the internet, because she didn't believe me. I don't think he liked it.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||So as not to keep anybody in||
So as not to keep anybody in suspense, it took them over 2 hours and some consultation before they sent us home, but no baby tonight.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||the other guy called my cell||
the other guy called my cell from outside the hospital just as i was about to send you my cell #. sorry.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||bzzzt||
Read your Section 1: Title IX is 100% to blame. Haven't you heard?
[just in case: /s]
|15 weeks 3 days ago||i'll let you in on a little secret||
it's probably not envy that makes people find you obnoxious.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||"base salary" my foot||
So the actual starting salary is 240k, which is what the highest paid prof in my department gets, and almost 4 times what the lowest paid tenured prof gets. Yeah, we totally can't afford to give players small stipends.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I call bullshit||
Let me guess: if you have a Michigan degree, you got it outside LS&A. Am I right?
Here's why I think that: Fox is not doing what academics have been doing for years. Nobody with any serious exposure to academia and as much as a passing acquaintance with Fox could possibly think that. There is no moral equivalence between Fox and academia. There is no moral or intellectual equivalence between MSNBC and academia. Cable networks are all absolutely full of horseshit, with getting at the truth very far down their agenda. Academia has some fucked up priorities, but getting at the truth is high on the list. Fox and MSNBC are to academia as ESPN is to the Mathlete.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||wait a minute...||
Are you Donald Trump? That would make even more sense...
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The dog is dead||
but my father, who is probably the same person as you despite sitting in section 2, also enjoys that quote
|15 weeks 6 days ago||would upvote for the information...||
if the urge to downvote for the suggestion that spewing buzzwords is somehow impressive or noteworthy were not so strong
|15 weeks 6 days ago||just another reminder in case you've forgotten||
you're an asshole
|15 weeks 6 days ago||why wouldn't you just let||
why wouldn't you just let somebody on the wait list get them? they've been, you know, waiting.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||IANAL||
I'm pretty sure it's illegal for a company not to pay you if they are profiting off of, rather than providing educational experiences for, their interns. See, e.g., http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/business/03intern.html?pagewanted=all
That people deserve to get a cut when others are making money off their labor is a principle enshrined in the law.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||pretty sure this happens all the time||
At Michigan, in South Quad, with this person, for example.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||click "nice rundown" in the||
click "nice rundown" in the OP
|16 weeks 5 days ago||says the guy with post-meth gonzo as his userpic||
nevertheless, i agree
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Ron Artest||
Troll the World!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||i wasn't in band||
and i know who talley is. dude could dance. MMB hasn't been as good, IME, since he left.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||So he's Braylon Edwards minus||
So he's Braylon Edwards minus the senior year. Got it.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Watch the angle I posted below||
Pretty sure that's ball.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||That tweet went up before the||
That tweet went up before the game right? Kid's a prick, who I'm pretty sure faked everything. See the video I posted below.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||2 important facts||
1. The ballboy is 17.
2. I'm not even sure he kicked him. Check out this video at 33 or 34 seconds:
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Hazard and the ball boy both already apologized||
They're both idiots, and Hazard is now being investigated by the South Wales Police, but people are overboard here. The kid isn't 4 years old, and he was deliberately holding up the game.
The main reason Hazard's in the wrong, IME, is that the kid, while cheating, is presumably just carrying out orders. There should be an effective mechanism in place to punish the home team for this (with sanctions, say, up to and including a penalty kick), but you can't go around kicking cheaters just because there isn't one.
I think a short ban would be ok--it would send a message to the player--but any longer bans should come with new rules to punish home teams with ball boys pulling this crap, or it'll just get worse.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||can't be||
passing marks only sum to 104, not 108.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Good to see the numbers||
I also think that McGary's block numbers will suffer as he gets the fouls under control. Beilein sometimes tells the young bigs to keep two hands straight up to avoid fouls after somebody gets a foul called for only having one hand up or for swatting, whereas more than one of McGary's recent blocks have come from swatting at the ball.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||weird analysis||
Webber doesn't really move for position until he sees Rose going for the shot, no?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||yes scalpers, no $20 total||
for some reason hockey tickets are hard to come by for less than $20 a seat.
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Not for money||
Sounded from CNN tonight like he could owe the federal government up to 90m (triple damages for 30m) in the whistle-blower case against him, and that's just the start. Lance will declare bankruptcy before this is over.
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||You might want to check the ratings before you conclude that||
The NYTimes just ran an article about how good it was for OWN.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||GR3||
I don't get how people can talk about GR3 being a one-and-done type if this is supposed to be a concern for us. We've got plenty of rebounding inside with Morgan, McGary, and GR3, and scoring with GR3. Ain't skeered.
|19 weeks 10 min ago||missing a \s?||
No unqualified claim about all men follows from my claim about likely biases among groups of men who congregate online to talk about violent sports that feature female cheerleaders. (I mean, I will give you that I think that all men are such that if groups of them congregate online to talk about violent sports that feature female cheerleaders, they are likely to find themselves in a relatively sexist setting.)
I do think all people who would have made that comment earnestly in response to what I said are bad reasoners. But having that thought doesn't require implicit bias against men so much as explicit bias against people who display this kind of evidence of poor reasoning skills.
Edit: oops, what I meant was I'm so sorry for suggesting any MGoPosters could be do anything remotely sexist. I was way off base. For example, no woman has ever been objectified here in any way. Here is a (NSFW) link to some .gif's of Kate Upton to make amends. Also just for you: \s
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Wanna link some studies? Or||
Wanna link some studies? Or can you just deduce a priori as a hockey fan that nothing you like is unacceptably dangerous?
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||just fyi||
sexism (and homophobia and heteronormativity in general) is pretty rampant around here. calling it out will virtually always get you downvoted. dwelling on it more so.
but what were you expecting? this is a website largely populated by men, most of whom are here to discuss a sport played almost exclusively by men with somewhat scantily clad women decorating the sidelines.
the only sad part is that none of the biased people think they're being biased. implicit bias FTW!
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||so you're cool with players making a choice to play||
but you aren't cool with the NFL trying to make that choice less dangerous? why exactly? are you entitled to watch people play sports that come with a certain minimal level of danger?
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||I'm not sure that this kind||
I'm not sure that this kind of anecdotal evidence of the underdeveloped risk assessment skills of 16 year olds supports the position you think it supports
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Misdiagnosed...||
There would have to have been a slight mention of race for this to be right. This person gets upset at the use of third person plural personal pronouns.
But the comment he got mad about was pretty delusional--the best way to make it in this country in this decade is not to work hard, but rather to be born to rich parents. Just look at the data on social mobility and you'll see that.
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||when is the final vote?||
before or after the tourney? based on the numbers now, it seems like duke might have to lose a game in which plumlee plays poorly before michigan loses in order for trey to move into first. also, any idea if being a senior helps plumlee (for having paid his dues) or hurts him (for not being good enough to have jumped early)?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||audible, better, with dancing conductors...||
One can hope for many things. I don't know if it's just age and experience or the trampling of my lawn by whipper snappers, but I haven't been impressed with Michigan's band recently. Not only are they hard to hear, but their lines get really wobbly when they change formations. And the dude doesn't dance at hockey games.
It could just be that I've romanticized the past, but my wife (UGa alum) hasn't been impressed during her recent years of exposure to Michigan's band either.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Takes all kinds...||
Lots of Michigan students likely have no business near a majority of college campuses without some unusual feature they happen to have (in some cases, for example, the hiring of ACT tutors by their families). Student-athletes, like student violinists and National AP Scholars, managed to hone a skill the university community values through dedication and perseverance. The only academic question is whether they have the ability to learn the requisite amount of material to complete a degree, which the admissions procedure is supposed to ensure, pace your preference for accountant types.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I'm assuming there's some||
I'm assuming there's some bias involved in the growth projections that underlie the valuations for Purdue and Indiana, both of which are rather preposterously valued higher than Minnesota and Illinois in the B1G and UCLA and Cal in the PAC-12. I'm selling that.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||thanks, but||
Is there a way to watch the full game online? I didn't get to watch the game yesterday, and missed the first half of this replay.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Good luck||
I hope she pulls through.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||yes please||
i just came back to this thread again, and wondered as it loaded whether anybody would've responded with "freepy" yet. i can dig it.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||small sample size...||
why would you think basketball would have a more geographically diverse class? the only thing a smaller sample size guarantees you is more variation from whatever the actual population mean is.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||the freep is creepy||
the freep is creepy
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Downvoted before I finished||
Downvoted before I finished reading sentence 2. Did not read further.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||It's been almost 10 years||
It's been almost 10 years since Sears sponsored the Directors' Cup. Also, Sears sucks.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I think of Notre Dame and||
I think of Notre Dame and Michigan forming a natural class, academically at the top of the traditional athletic powers, but that does neglect USC (which I didn't know was a good school) and maybe Texas (which I thought was a better school than that ranking suggests). I tend to only pay attention to public schools when I look at rankings for what are basically political reasons, so I won't get into that, except to say that, among public schools, UCLA and Cal are the only ones that have consistently ranked as well as Michigan since I graduated high school. There's a difference between a good school and an elite one, and Michigan is genuinely elite (top 10 or better) in the areas that I care about.
So my thought process is this: Michigan is one of the top 3 public universities academically, and among a slightly larger handful (say, 10) of the top programs athletically. Since the other contenders are from regions of the country I don't particularly like visiting, I always took that to be reason enough to like Michigan. And now that I have multiple Michigan degrees and lots of history with Michigan, including the fact that my parents have multiple Michigan degrees, there's plenty to justify the extent of my fandom.
I really hadn't expected that the reason that people care so much about uniforms could be that the uniforms are a meaningful symbol (or even source) of their attachment to Michigan. It does explain the reactions to new uniforms, but jeez, it's just clothing.
Incidentally, in the rankings I care most about, Michigan is top 5, and has been for years. The best athletic programs at other schools in the top 10 are at North Carolina (fuck them), Stanford (which I could see myself being a fan of, were I from California), and then places like Pitt (no thanks) and Rutgers (woo B1G).
It strikes me that the reasons I like Michigan are pretty defensible. It has better academics or better athletics than the vast majority of schools in the country, and there are maybe 5-10 school tops that can compare on both dimensions. Ruling out the others for regional (e.g., USC because fuck LA) or other (e.g., ND because I'm not Catholic) reasons seems pretty good, and allows me to recognize that fans of lots of schools have equally good reasons for their fandom, without giving me any reason to think fans of MSU or OSU are on equal footing with Michigan fans. Seems like a good outcome.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Should have said 4....||
USC didn't have Michigan-caliber academics until very recently, and I just forgot Texas, but ok.
Without arguing about rank among that bunch, Michigan is (say) top 4 in great academics + winning tradition. If you're from the Midwest and value those things, your options are Notre Dame and Michigan. If you aren't Catholic and value those things, you've got USC, Texas, and Michigan. If you prefer public schools and value those things, you've got Texas and Michigan.
It's really bizarre to me that the helmets could be what actually matters to people.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||you'll learn one day,||
you'll learn one day, kimosabe. you have to get 100 points first. but how to do that is a state secret.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I hope you're joking||
Can you name even three schools that have traditionally had great academics and lots of wins, which are still winning today? I doubt it.
If this were the thought process that causes people to value the helmets, the obsession with this stuff would be a lot worse than I thought.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||To answer the OP's question||
There are important parts of Michigan's tradition that I genuinely value (e.g., academic quality, commitment to being a university rather than a profit-seeking entity, etc.). But the important parts have nothing to do with uniforms. I do think that changing uniforms due to a profit motive is pretty lame, in that it takes Michigan's brand in a direction that abandons its most intrinsically valuable features. So I think there is less that differentiates Michigan athletics from other prominent athletic programs in a positive way today than there was when I was an undergraduate. That might just be get-off-my-lawn-ism, though.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||But pressure is inversely||
But pressure is inversely correlated with urethral diameter, which is itself directly correlated with penis size, which is, after all, what a pissing contest is ultimately about.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||How many comments were there||
How many comments were there along the lines of "how can any of you possibly care at all?"
Just curious if I'm alone.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Touché||
You win, but the internet is no place for social competence, dammit!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Aren't you skipping some steps?||
I've been ticketed for an expired tag, but you only have to go to court for that if you challenge it.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||The point was that marijuana||
The point was that marijuana is widely used.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Why was his license suspended||
Why was his license suspended in the first place?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Snowflake||
So I think they should throw him off the team to enforce their rules, but I don't understand the view that he must be stupid because of this. He's a college student committed to his own freedom, come what may. That's not exactly rare.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||In Ann Arbor, as you might||
In Ann Arbor, as you might put it, it's kinda like "a parking ticket".
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Things that are not widely used according to profitgoblue:||
Marijuana (used by less than 25% of the population)
Makeup (used by less than half of the world's women and some men)
Oral contraceptives (used by less than half of the world's women)
Dermatologists (no way these are used by more than 25% of the population)
"Less than 25% of the population" is the dumbest metric for "widely used" I've ever heard of.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||It's amazing how seriously||
It's amazing how seriously you guys take this website. Somebody on an internet message board is condoning drug use? Quick, call the cops!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||jesus christ people||
He has thought about it. People whine no matter what he does. The data are right there. Construct a different ranking if you don't like his. If it's better, people will upvote it.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I must've forgotten that the internet is no place for an opinion||
I would try to explain the difference, but the only thing I know about Shane Morris's twitter is that he uses it to talk about Glee. Is he routinely dramatic? Does he pretend he's going to commit to different schools to rile people up? Does he dissimulate in any way to rile people up? I'd be happy to revise my opinion of him if you want to point me to some tweets where he does stuff like that. If not, maybe those questions can point you in the direction of what the difference is.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Not way off||
Dude likes attention. It's been very obvious from his Twitter account for a long time. I mean, I don't have a Twitter account or visit Twitter more than once a month, and I know about his dramatic turns trying to rile up fan bases. But when I've said stuff along the lines of what EZMIKEP said here, everybody downvotes it. Maybe now that he's eliminated Michigan people around here will be willing to consider that this kid might just be a diva.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I see||
So you did, eventually. You didn't initially, which I complained about, and then you did in a subsequent comment that I didn't see until now because you can't view it through the thread. But ok. I clicked on your name and saw it now, so my bad.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe you actually explained at some point||
but all you did was name names with no details. Presumably you heard more than the names, but even if you didn't, you should say that, instead of acting like you have info but only want to tell the internet some of it.
Edit: How is this trolling? The guy still hasn't said anything about how he "knew" before any official statements. Having been associated with the university in several ways over the years, I'm pretty sure students don't just magically know what's happening unless somebody with an actual connection to the team tells them. He just repeated a rumor that could have easily been wrong. Sometimes The_Knowledge is right, too.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||And we are supposed to trust||
And we are supposed to trust the people you call "good sources" for what reason? I also predict that Hagerup is done, but can't we play The_Knowledge without pretending to have inside information?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||it's not||
but i also noticed his crazy play. his kickoff coverage only occasionally resulted in a tackle, but a lot of the time he would just demolish whoever tried to block him. there were a few games this year where other teams' players got penalties, or should have gotten penalties, for retaliating on subsequent kickoffs after getting owned by him. once, the other team got a penalty because he responded to an attempted double team by destroying the first blocker and tackling the second in a way that made it look like he was the victim. i thought the guy had leapt on hawthorne with some sort of flying scissors kick, but after i watched the replay, it was pretty obvious hawthorne had just attacked the dude.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||For what?||
Do your sources just come up with random names or is there a story? Explain what you've heard or don't say anything.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Wanna substantiate that?||
Wanna substantiate that?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||i don't know why anyone was surprised||
This is "Leaders" and "Legends" all over again.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||2nd post in a row||
not up to snuff. you disappoint me, knowledge.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Binghamton||
has no 'p'.
Sorry, just a little et eeve of mine.
|24 weeks 13 hours ago||!!!||
Huh. I'd never heard that term before, so I just assumed it was similar to "butthurt". My apologies.
Maybe worth noting: if you Google "ankle bent", this thread is the first hit, and the only thing on Google's first page of results that can have the meaning you suggest.
|24 weeks 14 hours ago||"ankle bent"?||
ankle grabbing? the english language can really set your homophobia free, son.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Don't worry||
You sorts can be very useful in classes where there is not a set amount of material to cover. If we are just supposed to be figuring out how to find our way through the literature in some area, it's great, and a lot less work, to have a student who will reliably ask reasonable questions that generate productive exchanges.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Touché||
Well done. Smoked me.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Hate to be the one to tell you||
But just FYI your wife poops, too. Probably on like a daily basis. Sorry to ruin the mystique.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||IUPU Fort Wayne||
is called IPFW. The other 3 people with Fort Wayne connections will also be on their way to pointing this out in the comments below when they see this one. So...first!
|24 weeks 5 days ago||If you ignore the times that||
If you ignore the times that Trey and Spike have been in together, and the times that Jordan and Mitch have been in together, you might be right, yes. But no.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Makes no sense||
If it were the Michigan/Ohio/PSU alums that bring the NYC DMA, why don't we already have it? Why is adding Rutgers going to get it?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||That's your best response?||
All you had to do was answer the questions and point out that I'm the one using uppity, played out French terms while calling you pompous and you were home free, man.
Can't help those who won't help themselves, can you, old boy?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously, Section 1||
What in the fuck are you talking about? Who is Frank Nobilo? Who is Iowa native what's-his-face? Why should any of us care if the former was talking about the Big House? Why should anyone think he was hosted by anybody, much less by somebody with an account on MGoBlog? Why should anyone think that, if he was hosted, he was hosted by Al Glick? Are you trying to intimate that you know that Al Glick is on MGoBlog? It took you over an hour after your complaint here to make your first explanatory comment on the Al Glick connection, and that was only to say you had "no particular reason" for bringing him up.
Your threads appeared to be evolving from RR slurping to self-important musings about who shook whose hand and nouveau riche, name-dropping soliloquies about who hosted whom. If you want to call the backlash personal, go ahead. But, just for the record, you didn't make it even two-and-a-half hours after this very post before slurping RR in another thread, so I guess you still aren't ready to move on.
In sum, if you want to post threads about stuff like this, explain why it's interesting, or at least what the fuck you're talking about, and there will be many fewer complaints. If you just want to drop the names of golfers and their hangers-on, expect to get called on how pompous it all is.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Hosted by an MGoBlogger, no less||
Maybe this is just Section 1's coming out party, where he reveals himself to be an insecure look-at-me poster who's going to refer to himself in the 3rd person until somebody bothers to guess that he's the one who hosted whatever Golf Channel schlub we're supposed to be impressed by.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||But to what?||
I'm not sure that trying to write a gossip column for an unwanted hyperlocal internet society rag is an upgrade.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Section 1||
What the fuck are you talking about?
|25 weeks 19 hours ago||Let's see if I understand this...||
What you're saying is that my wife owes me a lot of money so I can "donate" it to get the points I would've gotten if she'd gone to Michigan. Is that right?
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Me too.||
I suppose I'll change it eventually, though.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks.||
|25 weeks 1 day ago||self-parody?||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||All those 11 photos proved||
is that there are people much fatter than Brady, and also Chris Christie has bad skin.
Maybe Lochdog can come up with a slick new ad campaign. Brady Hoke: great coach, more svelte than Chris Christie, nice skin.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Don't worry||
The OSU connection is just that sometimes a truck arrives with more frozen patties for the Spartans to flip.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||well...||
How is anything going to possibly exceed the awesomeness of Canadian Mamba?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I almost never say this||
But I think this didn't need to be a new thread. It might be better if you recast it as a Sunday afternoon discussion thread and just throw in your thoughts incidentally.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||You're having a tough reading day on this thread||
What is the thing we did that's analogous to upsetting ALA by a large margin on the road? He's talking about Michigan, an 8-4 team that lost to 4 good teams. There's no big upset victory there. If we had spanked any of the teams we lost to, you'd be closer. But we didn't. We lost every game we played against good teams.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Of course he means that||
Try reading it again.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure all sarcastic||
I'm pretty sure all sarcastic assholery is expressed the moment it's conceived around here, and not pent up at all.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, Section 1||
You are such a good troll.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||4272 Bartlett||
requires banhammer. See his comments about black QBs in the OSU game open thread.
Also see his subsequent "!@#$ your dog. Dead trash!!!" comment. This is the most banhammerable crap I've seen on MGoBlog, which is impressive.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||just commenting so this is||
just commenting so this is saved for posterity. enjoy your ban.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Mods?||
There is already one thread for this leaky pants crying.