"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
|1 day 4 hours ago||Option defense||
I was really disappointed in the option defense. I don't know what the scheme is supposed to be, but it sure as hell looked like we were trying to defend option plays with a single defender all day long.
I thought it was coaching malpractice live, but it would be kind of surprising if I knew what I was looking at, so I am looking forward to hearing an explanation.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Ghent, Belgium. Go!||
Ghent, Belgium. Go!
|5 days 6 hours ago||Dude||
Buy your 14 year old kid a cell phone. You're just being a bastard. He needs one to communicate with his friends like a normal person. Welcome to the new millenium.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Nobody's gonna say North||
Nobody's gonna say North Carolina? I know we don't play them really, but I hate them more than anyone else. After that, MSU and IU, but I grew up in Indiana.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Weird MGoQuestions||
No question about how the DL fixed the stretch problems from Indiana?
|6 days 11 hours ago||Did we know Ross was called||
Did we know Ross was called Biggs before?
|1 week 1 day ago||If it's not Alabama, the sec champ should not get in.||
That conference is fucking awful this year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Read it again, Geaux||
He's talking about OSU beating MSU.
|1 week 1 day ago||Amazing||
Posts like this are why the internet exists.
|1 week 1 day ago||This thread title made me crack up||
But I realized, while trying to cheer for OSU, that I don't care who wins. We beat MSU. (Shut up with your circus-dependent facts.) If we beat OSU, too, then as far as I'm concerned we won the B1G. This has already been a great year. The Game matters again. The Game matters enough. That's true even if we have to watch MSU lose to Iowa in Indy.
|1 week 3 days ago||That game||
That game is why I think PSU was a better #3 rival than MSU. I hope they get themselves together at some point.
|1 week 4 days ago||I hope FSU beats Florida and||
I hope FSU beats Florida and then Florida beats Alabama in the SEC championship game. I want to see the SEC left out of this year's playoff.
|1 week 5 days ago||brutal and unfair||
And brutally unfair. I didn't know that was him until this moment, and I'm here every day. But don't even try putting that outcome on him.
|1 week 5 days ago||my (pretty vague) proposed change||
They need to allow retroactive enforcement to get it right every time. This probably means they can't immediately throw people out, except in extremely clear cases. I kind of like Brian's yellow card/red card idea. But I also think the bans need to have the potential to be for longer than one game, especially for repeat offenders. And coaches need to be disciplined, too, with significant fines and even game bans for head and position coaches of teams that do this on a regular basis.
|1 week 5 days ago||How do you get anything from||
How do you get anything from this vine? I'd need a better video that's zoomed in or slowed down to judge what happened there.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not sure about your appeal claim||
Don't you get access to a much more thorough appeals process if you are sentenced to death?
|1 week 5 days ago||Thanks!||
|1 week 5 days ago||Praise be unto thee||
Any idea if you'll be able to get the earlier Beilein vs Beilein game? Hard to watch these things from Europe given that I don't want to stay up till 3 am to watch us crush less talented teams live.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Why aren't we talking about the possibility of 2 Big Ten teams?||
Michigan and OSU both into the playoff would be just fine by me. I'll grant that it's a little ridiculous, but I really don't know why anybody thinks this year's SEC deserves a spot.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||He was raving||
He didn't just look like an angry person to me. He was kind of stumbling around and failing to get his feet as he raged. No question in my mind that targeting should've been at least called and reviewed.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||They don't care||
Mike was cooling on him anyway.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||fuck all of you||
1. Waffle Crisp did not win.
2. I am in Europe where I can't get any of this shit so I have to eat fucking muesli every time you pricks make me hungry for cereal.
(3. Just getting it in ahead of time in case we lose another game.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I got so much work done||
I got so much work done today.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||ha||
Well, you see, they told all those kids they were selling results rather than hope, and the kids can probably look at the games on the field and determine whose results they are going to want to buy for the next four years.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Lewan is a bad comparison||
His missteps went rather beyond seeming like a doofus.
(Btw, I assume you actually know this, but Beilein's first name is John.)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||team breakdown so far||
M - 3
ILL - 1
IU - 4
MD - 3
MSU - 1
NW - 2
PU - 1
UW - 2
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, I figured that was the||
Yeah, I figured that was the theory. But you know I just have to complain about something.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm||
Can I also hit THE COMMENTS to complain that your summary of last time shouldn't just be you whining about the stupid strategy you yourself adopted last time? Just checking! I <3 draftageddons. Do we get diagrams again? Can you make basketball diagrams yet? (If I bet you that you can't, will the dime store negative psychology work?)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's Waffle Crisp and you can||
It's Waffle Crisp and you can all go fuck yourselves if you disagree.
Mmm. So good.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Lol "incubate overnight"||
I'm surprised I didn't wake anyone up laughing at that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Right||
Yes, those are some of the reasons mentioned in favor of CCTs instead of UCTs. Was there a point?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Some progress||
It seems like we are now agreed that the existence of white privilege, as it is conceived of by academics and activists, is compatible with an appropriately nuanced view about the kinds of lived experiences people actually have.
Our remaining disagreement is indeed over matters of opinion, and in particular whether the chosen term is basically bad marketing for people who want to effect change. I mean, my first reaction is to think that you are basically objecting that some people are offended by a term that they haven't bothered trying to understand. Perception, after all, is not actually reality, especially not when the perceivers are not especially responsible interpreters of what is out there to be perceived. But I guess it is important to use rhetoric that your average Joe can get behind when it comes to stuff like this.
The next stage in this debate, if I were a real activist, would be to say that you are trying to police the tone of people who complain about white privilege, and that they spent many decades trying to make their points politely, and that being nice and not making white people uncomfortable didn't work. (This is typically what activists say to advice about marketing.) One might also argue that what "divides blacks and whites" is racist institutions, and not the language used to describe racist institutions.
Anyway, the objection you are now making is not confused about what "white privilege" is. Good. Go Blue.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Go for it||
My only problem with not having cable is that I live on Central European Time right now, which means I'm asleep during live streams of basketball games, and I'm not sure where I can watch them for free when I'm actually awake.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Not so fast||
This probably sounds very plausible to many people, but it's likely to be false. AFAIK, the best evidence we have suggests that governments giving people cash directly works to alleviate poverty. See, e.g., http://www.economist.com/news/international/21588385-giving-money-directly-poor-people-works-surprisingly-well-it-cannot-deal, whence
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||I don't care if he agrees with my POV||
But I do care that he doesn't mislead everybody reading this about what the issues are. What he is doing is roughly equivalent to somebody saying you shouldn't talk on the internet because you'll use up all of your monthly allotment of text messages. It just doesn't make sense, and it doesn't make sense because what he doesn't understand what is being claimed by people who talk about white privilege. See our exchange upthread for clarification of my view here. IDK how he will react to that, but as far as I can tell, what I was complaining about should now be very clear.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||This is pretty much exactly what I thought you'd say||
Let's agree that "white privilege" means the following:
But that is not the same thing as what you follow it up with:
You cannot generalize from the existence of white privilege to white people in general having all of these things, unless you qualify it more carefully. You could say, roughly, that white people have greater access to jobs than otherwise equivalently situated black people, that white people are freer to speak openly than otherwise equivalently situated black people, etc. But nothing about the existence of white privilege--nothing about the existence of "unearned social status acquired as the result of having light skin"--would require random white people to have more social mobility, etc., than Michael Jordan. That is just a mistake you are making about what it is for white privilege, qua "unearned social status," to exist.
Now, every single thing you say next is 100% consistent with what everyone serious who talks about "white privilege" believes.
Literally everybody knows this. Everybody knows Michael Jordan exists. Everybody knows Honey Boo Boo exists. And we simply have no reason to believe that any part of what you say there is inconsistent with any part of what the students are talking about when they talk about white privilege.
Again, the not-so-nice, not-so-neat story you wish to tell is fully compatible with the existence of white privilege, as it is commonly understood. So when you say the following, you make it clear that you just do not know what you are talking about.
People who talk about white privilege, or "who propose the theory of 'white privilege'," do not have a nice and neat story. I mean, maybe the person who coined the term was some kind of Neanderthal dipshit. IDK. But that is just not how the notion of white privilege functions in the discourse you are trying to criticize.
You should read up on intersectionality, seriously. You would like it. It would probably even help you formulate your point, which I suspect is ultimately quite reasonable, in a way that does not make you come off as sounding like you just don't know what "white privilege" actually means.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Read it again, Sal||
I am not defending a theory. I merely pointed out that you do not know what "white privilege" means as it is being used by the students.
But if you want to discuss it further, to keep this manageable, please find the post where I asked you to clearly state what you think "white privilege" means and respond to that and the other question I asked there.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||It is a cultural issue.||
There is no chicken or egg issue here. Poverty and dysfunction were the joint consequences of slavery. They were the joint consequences of decades of white terrorism in the South during Reconstruction. More recently they were the joint consequences of the Philadelphia police intentionally bombing and burning down dozens and dozens of homes in 1985.
I could give more examples but that would be "political" so I'll leave it at this: there is no chicken or egg issue here.
ETA: Huh. This showed up in the wrong place. Well, the blockquote will have to suffice.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Ok, let's try this||
Can you please state for me what you think "white privilege" means as these students are using it, and why you think it
Spare me the name-dropping and just answer the question directly, please. I assume we have at least 5 degrees between us, so we both know it's not impressive to bloviate.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||You don't know me, bro.||
Why doesn't it sound like I do? Any more questions?
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Um, sure||
The poster doesn't share my definition, but is nevertheless pretending to criticize discourse about white privilege without knowing what "white privilege" means as it functions in that discourse. It's nothing more than a straw man fallacy, unbeknownst to the poster though that may be.
The fact is that when you are trying to criticize the use of a notion in some political discourse, it matters that you get the notion you are trying to criticize right. If you criticize some random other idea that nobody is talking about and nobody believes in, you are either confused (as I believe is the case here) or being intellectually dishonest in a rhetorical attempt to gain points with your audience. Since there is no reason to be intellectually dishonest here, I assume the poster is actually as confused about what "white privilege" means in the discourse under discussion as it would appear.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Dude||
You literally do not know how "white privilege" is defined. You are making objections to a position you have imagined. The resolution of the entire debate may be subjective, whatever you mean by that, but what the positions in the debate are is not subjective. You are wrong about what the positions in the debate are.
It is very clear from your posts that you simply do not know what "white privilege" means, because you falsely imagine it to be incompatible with the existence of struggling white people. This is just a fact about your ignorance of what the term "white privilege" means, and your confusion over what the existence of white privilege entails.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Speech in the constitutional sense is really broad||
Kim Davis not doing her job is plausibly political speech. I suspect not playing would be political speech. But he didn't say he wouldn't coach, so IDK what the point here is.
Edit: I'm not editing the original comment as it appears in the previous paragraph, but I actually think I was wrong here. Davis is protected by religious rights, not speech rights. Anyway the last sentence stands.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||The actual answer||
From what I can tell, the Rubicon got crossed here when he allowed his driver and his police force, all of whom I believe answer ultimately to him, to basically make violent threats towards the students who confronted him during the parade. He should have defused the situation by guaranteeing them meetings, instead of having police brandish pepper spray canisters to end the protest.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Remarkably confused||
Take a deep breath, google intersectionality, and then try to figure out what the blindingly obvious response to your entirely confused criticism of the notion of privilege is. Seriously, if you think the existence of lower class whites and upper class blacks somehow constitutes an objection to the basic notion on race-based privilege, you just do not have the slightest idea what you are talking about. You should not talk about it on the internet until you can do so without saying such embarrassingly stupid things. You're really confused. Please work on it. Maybe you could start by reading one of the very many articles devoted to explaining the notion of white privilege to socioeconomically disadvantaged white people.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Seems illegal||
I'd be surprised if his speech here weren't protected. Mizzou is a state school and cannot punish constitutionally protected speech. At a minimum, they'd be asking for serious legal bills if they fired Pinkel for this. But that's why you're a guy on the internet and not in charge of anything.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The SEC is fucking terrible this year||
I'm not sure why anybody other than Alabama and LSU is even ranked. They're all awful.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||...||
What a complete and total nightmare. I can't even imagine losing one of my children. My condolences to his family. I hope they are able to find solace somehow.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That is sick||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, I see||
So your eyes are on the cheerleaders? Makes sense.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Protect the broccoli!||
You're not carrying that broccoli in your inside arm, are you?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||man||
Do basketball games turn up on MGoVideo? I really don't want to get up at 3 am to watch us play Le Moyne.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bah||
Rule 2 is for cowards.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Were you wearing pants? Was||
Were you wearing pants? Was Matt?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You can say "pants" twice in the UFR post||
But if you don't talk about pants in the ad, how are we supposed to know the proper attire in which to call Matt?
Don't worry. I'll be here all week. And I'll always be that guy.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||yeah...||
Is this space officially predicting that Dantonio takes the opportunity to get out of East Lansing before the wheels fall off now that Narduzzi is gone?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That works better||
Right, Brian could have given an example backed up by real sources. Since he was trying to make a point about journalistic credibility, he should have. That's all.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I mean, I didn't start it||
Brian linked discreditable nonsense like it was serious in a comment on journalistic credibility. But since he is not Dave Brandon, he'll be able to take criticism about it, so it's ok.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||this was great||
I made my wife, who is from Georgia and graduated from UGA, watch this. She was amazed to learn that people in another Big Ten fanbase say the exact same stuff I always do, right down to the Civil War jokes.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Very interesting||
A very selective move there, Seth! Totally silent on Ramzy and Orson...
ETA: I'm really glad that I don't work somewhere where random assholes who think they're funny (like, y'know, yours truly) can try to create awkward situations for me and my boss.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||not productive||
I don't think speculating about this is productive. But I do think he generally knows better than to treat explicitly propagandistic outlets as authoritative.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||in case you don't know||
I don't care about nail salons really, although it is true that the story exposed a lot of exploitation of immigrant populations that was subsequently (and immediately, as a result of those stories) cracked down on by the state of New York. And it is, after all, a partisan political question in the United States to what extent illegal immigrants should have legal rights.
Reason.com, on the other hand, is a out-and-out propaganda site. They covered an event at my campus last year, and were wrong about literally every detail. They just make shit up to suit their narrative. See below for some examples of the convenient assumptions they make in their would-be fisking of the NYTimes story.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||read the articles, yo||
The would-be fisking assumes that owners who are accused of illegal practices who deny them are definitely telling the truth (suuuuure), that fired low wage employees who won't comment now were definitely misquoted (suuuuuure), that the existence of $10 per day jobs is definitely excused by the existence of more expensive training programs (suuuuuure), etc., etc., etc.
The factchecking on the NYTimes story left a lot to be desired. But the state of New York didn't react to the NYTimes stories overnight and proceed to find tons of violations because the underlying narrative wasn't sound.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||good piece overall||
An interesting question is what would happen if ESPN (or somebody else) snipes Seth, who I'm pretty sure does all the stuff Brian doesn't want to do.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You gotta be kidding||
Are you seriously linking to an attempted fisking of a NYTimes story hosted by reason.com? Stick to no politics, man.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Jon Falk already has a nickname||
It's Big John. He doesn't need another one.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah||
I was sure that was him, but I hadn't read anything about him unretiring, so I figured I'd wait and see. I should have guessed it was just Harbaugh being awesome.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fall back||
Is this post from the future?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Benefit of living overseas...||
I decided after the MSU game that I wasn't going to bother trying to stream games live unless we win out until OSU. So I watched the entire Minnesota game the next day, after I knew the outcome and had read all the writeups. Saved myself buckets of stress. Highly recommended.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hopefully he can turn the interest into a long term contract||
The older I get, the more I can see why someone would refuse to climb the coaching ranks when they're already in a nice situation where they're highly valued.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch|
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||The asshole factor of||
The asshole factor of Dantonio at Miami would break all previous records.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||surprisingly productive things...||
I wrote the latter half of an article Friday and Saturday (hooray full draft of a new paper!) and Sunday is my birthday so I'm doing stuff with the family. I have a 2 year old, so I asked my wife to make us a baking soda volcano and a pop bottle vortex. Might try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner. Might even get subs!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||were you under a rock?||
There are still people in the world who don't own that book?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||wow||
There is a Robert E. Lee High School?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
That guy looks incredibly old for 11.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||wut||
Are those pants? Since when do grandpa pants magically get sexy if you actually pull them entirely over the chest instead of just to mid-nipple?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Brands?||
Why is that plural?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I liked it too||
Somebody needs to tell TWIS guy "I wrote a haiku" is part of the haiku. Or just tell him how to count syllables.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Ask Mike if I should pay $254||
Ask Mike if I should pay $254 to get the documents I FOIA'd about the MHacks event.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Well...||
I think it's kind of impressive that he counted them all.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||Not in the mood for this feature after that loss :(||
Fuck this thread right now.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||5 lots?||
Wow, awesome. Which ones? I'll have to see if I can get any of my Flint relatives to come help.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Um, what?||
IDK what press conference you watched, but the words "the weak sisters" came out of that asshole's mouth.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||upside||
The upside is that I can maintain a normal sleep schedule over here in Europe, because after that bullshit I'm not watching another game live till OSU, and I'm only watching that one live if we haven't lost again going into it.
After years in the wilderness, we're finally back to playing Michigan football, and we still lose to fucking Mork, that classless shitstain. Anybody watch his press conference? The prick called us "weak sisters" then immediately started talking about trying to win the right way and having respect for the other team and (of course) themselves. The reckoning can't come soon enough.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Why do we think they'll wait||
Why do we think they'll wait till the 4th quarter?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hypothesis: you are young and||
Hypothesis: you are young and have mainly heard about glass ceilings in contexts discussing shattering them.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I wish I understood the chart||
Do the special teams and defense TDs not factor into the field position metric? If not, why not? If so, how was our field position only worth 5 more points than NU's?
I'm also not sure I understand the red zone thing. You say
I assume you are referring to the lack of trips to the red zone. But how can the number be unchanged for 5 weeks on both offense and defense? On defense I could see serendipity in week 3 and then 0 trips to the red zone ever since. But have there really been 0? And anyway the advanced box score section seems to say nothing about the red zone stuff at all.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||the horse is dead, man||
You know you are allowed to move on and let go of your feelings about your ex-wife, right?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This kid should be in jail||
I hope there is no plea deal that doesn't involve jail time.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
I may never have seen someone so self-consciously embrace their open misogyny on here. Impressive.
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||No Ross = just more Bolden||
With Peppers on the field for every snap, not having Ross just means Joe Bolden will have to hold things down until the third quarter begins. Things could be a lot worse than they are, though I do expect MSU to try to test both RJS and Bolden frequently in the first half.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe it goes without saying...||
But this is a posbang thread.
Bring on the Spartans!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Woo||
When was the last time we got three shut outs in a row?
That's right. I'm jinxing it. Send your blame to me.
ETA: We had 3 shutouts in 4 games back in 1987. Unfortunately the 4th game in there was a loss to MSU. Boo this fact.
ETA 2: 1980. It was 1980. We shut out Indiana, Wisconsin, and Purdue back to back to back. We also beat both MSU and OSU that season, and finished ranked 4th overall by the coaches and the media with a 10-2 record. Both losses were early in the season, in weeks 2 and 3 to (hell with) Notre Dame and South Carolina.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I started thinking about this at 14-0||
I suspect we won't be in the top 10 but there will be absolutely no reason for it. But that's good. They need to stay hungry.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Good call||
I thought the reversed call on NU was a terrible piece of refereeing, but not because the call was reversed. They didn't call the second guy to jump on Rudock for a personal foul, and they should have. I think they didn't call it because they were calling targeting. But once the targeting was overturned (which I thought was wrong by the rule but whatever), given that it wasn't a hard enough hit to also be a personal foul, the second foul needed to have been called.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||omg omg omg omg||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Right||
But you are not going to like the way the market takes care of it if the courts force them to pay players. And she is just being thoughtful about how the top end contracts are making the potential correction worse.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||She is right||
We've been over this before around here. The salaries are too high, and they are going to have to come down when players start getting paid. So further entrenching and stretching the status quo on coaches' salaries is a bad thing.
But in the short term, we and OSU got our guys. We just have to hope they'll stick around when things change and the contracts need to be renegotiated. And I feel a lot better about Harbaugh when that day comes than I think OSU should feel about Meyer.
If the courts ever do what they ought to do on this, there's a pretty good chance she looks like a genius 5 years after that happens.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
I'm talking about the article below. I don't actually try to read the entire UFR itself. I have a job.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Video mismatches...||
After you say "Peppers got beat here:" the video is just a replay of the video before, where Peppers is in fact not getting beat but rather rushing the passer. The video that is supposed to be the play after the trap that gashed us is, instead, the trap that gashed us, though I think the next video is the doomed screen.
ETA: Two more video repeats after the cutblocking video moving everything there off as well. Going to wait to read the rest of it until these are fixed.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||WTF||
...do I have to wear pants now if I call Matt? What happened!?!???!?!?!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting joke given Lowe's history of marketing decisions|
|7 weeks 5 days ago||How is this going?||
I haven't been able to listen. Are lots of people calling in?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Two issues||
He's talking about Stribling coming back being good for the secondary.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Present||
I am here for the posbang. That was amazing. 10-2! 10-2!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||lol||
There should be a three strikes law for this stuff, but I guess then they'd just never punish anybody at all to avoid triggering it.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Double clutched that answer though||
I liked how he caught himself after he said Smith was the best and rephrased it to say he was doing the best. Harbaugh knows his pedagogy.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||you don't know the locution?||
Or you don't believe the presupposition? Roughly, given back their $60k.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||M-Hacks was the absolute fucking worst||
Here is the email I sent the U 4 days ago:
I am still awaiting a response.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||9-3||
I think we end up 9-4, but I also think we win our bowl game, and I refuse to predict 8-4 for the regular season. So...9-3, we win our bowl game, but some of The_Knowledge's magic dust changes the past to get us to 9-4.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||IDK||
But Ghent drew Lyon despite 2 red cards tonight. It was crazy.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Endow a scholarship||
The best seats that meet your criteria are in the President's box. It is between the 40s (in fact it's at midfield), you can see the whole field, and you aren't in the bowl at all, so you don't have to worry about being in the upper part of it. The only drawback here is that you will need a time machine to start endowing the scholarship several months ago, so you get invited in time for the BYU game.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||indeed||
Slippery slope is the correct diagnosis of the fallacy you just committed. Gold star sticker for you.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You seem to be coping well.||
Maybe Space Coyote will plant other ideas in my head later, but you appear to know what's going on here, despite the decade of nonsense.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||They owe us an extra home game||
If we get it, ok. If not, fuck them.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||An MSW is not exactly an exercise in selfishness||
What exactly do you think he's planning to do with his MSW?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Yep||
I always wanted to run into Mitch or Denard or somebody like that after their eligibility was up so I could give them all the money in my pockets. Hasn't happened yet, but a fella can hope.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||BS detector pinging||
Most students do not have >70k in loans. The average student loan debt for graduates in 2013 was 28.4k. More than 30% of students had no student loan debt.
Also, that feeling you are experiencing is known as bitterness.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Iowa's President is next.||
Iowa's President is next.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Bye Felicia.||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I don't get the hate||
It's not totally unlike bagmen, but the NCAA can't do anything about it. It can only help recruiting for former players to get this kind of support from fans. What's the objection? Just jealousy, right?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Still think this bit is terrible||
Being the sponsor gets them in the door, and guarantees they get looked at alongside the much more well-established sources. It shouldn't get their prices mentioned to the exclusion of better deals if there are some.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||right||
I'm not sure my brain would have processed it correctly no matter how many times I read it. A tip of the hat to you.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting title||
I hope they have to say they're clearly inferior non-sarcastically come late November.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||lol||
Arkansas. Finally it's not us!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||just started following the gamecast||
anybody got a stream?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||um||
congrats. baffling, but impressive.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||this whole post is amazing||
What a great writer.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Will people actually be able to hear the band?||
Can we blame Brandon for their inaudible on-field performances the past few years yet? Still no? :(
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Trying too hard, but I +1'd||
Trying too hard, but I +1'd you anyway.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Sign of a good question||
Not only do you get kudos from the coach, but he won't answer it because it would give too much away. Excellent question. Keep 'em coming. Hell, I'd ask him that question again every time you see that run play until it's clear enough from your sample which way it goes, and then I'd just tell him which way it goes and see what he does.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This staff is great||
Totally transparent. No more Fort Hoke.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||oh||
You mean the dangling modifier? Native speakers do that *all the time*. I didn't even notice it (because it's not ungrammatical, even if your grammar book says it is).
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Woo||
I'm here for the posbang!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Well, they were teenagers||
Presumably the quality and originality of the work varied. This is who the winner went on to become: http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Membership/Obituaries/Wallman.html
|11 weeks 4 days ago||ha||
That sentence is fine, aside from a missing hyphen in a compound adjective.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||She also shows excellent||
She also shows excellent knowledge of the grades of awareness here, though we will need an expert to determine whether being very aware is the same as being fully aware.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Ha||
Well, I've only seen you agree with me twice so far. 3 to go!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wait a minute||
Dude not only frequents but got banned from 11W? Do tell.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||A very important catchall question||
John, can you read aloud all of the material that was cut for space? Thanks!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||This is 100% true||
The AD gives out benefits disproportionately to its own donors. There is no possible justification for it, and the development people on the University's side don't like it.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah...||
What did Bacon do to you to get you to call the book "Endzone" in this post?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||that's not what i found odd||
I would have expected--well, hoped--that people with lots of expendable income and an inclination to do things #forJesus would do them in a way that is not primarily about getting to feel really good about themselves for a few days. For instance, http://www.pih.org/ is probably a better place to give money #forJesus than a server who was nice to your table.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||To random waitstaff?||
That's the best thing they could think of? Certainly not. Just the most Instagrammable...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think this story||
I don't think this story about Jerusalem is true...the internet is leaning towards no, as far as I can tell.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Cool||
Never heard of Liesman before. But good for both of them.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Where the hell do you get this kind of money?||
People who can and do drop thousands of dollars on a tip for a #tipsforJesus Instagram post should probably spend more time worrying that thing about the rich dude and the camel and the needle.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||sit high||
When I was a kid, we had seats around row 80 in the northeast corner of the stadium. Great views.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||i don't think so on these plays...||
I'd have to check again, but IIRC, on the run the announcers were praising him for, I think the hole was between the LT and the LG. And he had a ton of blockers out wide on the failed 4th down conversion, which is why the guys he decided to run into were totally unblocked.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I thought he was a basketball||
I thought he was a basketball and soccer guy. Somebody below mentions NFL--I don't watch it. But ok. Guess I was wrong about that. It was just a way to start a thread about Smith and Poggi without getting deleted for snowflaking anyway :)
|12 weeks 2 days ago||tone?||
I liked this series last year because we needed some comic relief. This year I am not sure. It could be good if the tone is right: we are on the upswing, so let's act like it, both in the threads themselves and in these updates.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||How?||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||OMG||
We got offense, we got defense, we got special teams. 10-2 regular season. OVERREACT.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Oh my GOD that punter is||
Oh my GOD that punter is amazing
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Poggi, Hill, and Butt on the||
Poggi, Hill, and Butt on the field at the same time. Poggi looked to be at RT. WTF? Am I wrong? Did anybody see this coming?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||It's also not free for Mac||
It's also not free for Mac users.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This doesn't work for alumni||
This doesn't work for alumni anymore :(
|12 weeks 4 days ago||No telling||
American pronunciations are hard for me to predict, but I'd guess the proper version is like this minus the terminal s.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Another similarity||
This will be the third time I have left the country before a football season. The others were 1997 and 2008. Harbaugh makes a repeat of 2008 impossible, so this one will have to be 1997.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||ha||
I gave him/Seth such a ton of shit about this before I figured I'd better recognize real when he brings it.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||ahhhh!!!!!||
I just saw this. You win. Let me look up what I said I'd pay. (Did you only have to do it once?)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Nice||
This was apparently the kick in the butt I needed to find out that Amazon can in fact ship to me abroad. Hooray. Now nobody post any spoilers for the next 2 weeks, please.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||België!!||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I moved here on the August||
I moved here on the August 30-August 31 red eye. I am not doing that to my sleep schedule.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Link|
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Let the meme die||
Hopefully the meme that Harbaugh is rebuilding Fort Schembechler dies now. Harbaugh has always provided real information pretty openly. The answer to how Mone got hurt was as transparent as anything we've ever heard from a Michigan coach. He just doesn't know what to say a lot of the time, because this is all still surreal for him, and he would rather be coaching than talking to the media. But he's never deflected when it comes to information he has and can divulge without extraordinarily helping the competition the way that Hoke did.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Wtf does "mark out" mean?||
Wtf does "mark out" mean?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||This was hilarious.||
Best thing you've written yet, BiSB. A bit stylistically derivative but at least now I understand why they hired you to produce frontpage content.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||Just drove 826 miles||
Drinking some Yuengling from a gas station to take the edge off before bed.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||Ha||
Green Mark or bust.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Lol||
I think you should refrain from dispensing grammatical advice.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||MGoLawyers?||
I'm not sure they can ban drones. Is there an established legal basis for it? I think there's been at least one lawsuit about a person shooting down another person's drone on his property, and I think the drone owner won it.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||05 was at least exciting||
I went in 04 and 07, plus the 13 Outback Bowl. FML.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Somebody has to have video,||
Somebody has to have video, right?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||D'oh||
This is clearly the correct answer. Upvotes for you, sir.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||aarballs||
sounds like a genre of Danish porn.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Oh man, Eddie George||
I once talked to Eddie George by calling in to a radio show that he was cohosting. His cohost observed I was in Ann Arbor and said it should be fun, so I opened with "Well, Eddie, I have some things I could say to you, but my comment today is for your cohost."
I am really glad they didn't ask what things I had to say to Eddie George because I have almost no actual recollections of him.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||nice charts!|
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Isn't this also what Seahawks||
Isn't this also what Seahawks DBs get accused of?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Yep.||
Item 2 in mgo.licio.us feed on the sidebar.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Hmm.||
My #37 Irons jersey has to be way more rare.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I don't see anything about Mott at that link||
But this sort of thing will come up in the relevant lawsuits. I'm surprised they haven't played better defense.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||No way||
They could only do this if they want to put a very obvious number on what percentage of jersey sales ought to be going to student-athletes.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Asked and answered. Read the||
Asked and answered. Read the comments upthread.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||He got banned.||
For a while I felt vindicated that he got banned and I didn't, despite my intentionally inflaming every ridiculous situation Section 1 got himself into. But then I decided that I had to be right on the edge of getting banned myself, so now I just live in fear (but not enough fear to stop being obnoxious on a regular basis).
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Ok sponsored content||
Would like to see it less sponsory--if some other site is beating them on price and you know it, let us know. Otherwise it feels like it should be clearly marked as advertising content.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Can you resurrect Section 1||
Can you resurrect Section 1 and have him reply to all my comments agreeing with me? I'll give you 50 dollars if you do it like 5 times.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Bad title||
It'd be a better final reminder if you could get it from the thread title.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||TomVH sighting!||
TomVH! WTF WTF WTF
|16 weeks 5 days ago||UPVOTED||
Upvoted for dancing on Section 1's grave while we're dancing on DB's.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I have 2 sons||
They can do whatever they want. But if they ask me, I'll tell them I wouldn't do it if I were them.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Continues to be plagued with readability issues||
Ace's 14th pick was skipped, and his 15th round pick isn't labelled. Apparently his 14th pick was D. Hillary?
ETA: Brian's last pick also not labeled.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||hooray! i will also blame someone who is not me!||
I agree. Fuck that guy. His fault.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||obvious answer||
1982 VW Rabbit Truck
|17 weeks 4 days ago||OMG||
You even adjusted the defensive alignments to the draft plans!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Those still might be the same||
Those still might be the same thing. Haha I will figure it out myself.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||<3||
I love you even if you won't ever say my handle in public, Seth.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||...those are worse seats.||
...those are worse seats.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Labeling picks with names is helping||
Next area for improvement, IMO, is in the listing of the teams so far under each pick. Why not have some of those diagrams Seth makes showing the offense and defense with the names so far filled in (is that possible?), so we'd have a graphical representation of what's left to pick, and (for bonus points) the round each player was drafted listed on the diagram? That'd be another great upgrade in how easy this is to follow, and it'd make it easier to see at a glance who's going to have serious run defense problems, etc.