Is he any kin to Messiah DeCarpenter?
gambling establishment etc
|12 hours 11 min ago||How does anybody in a casino||
How does anybody in a casino not realize there are cameras everywhere? Unbelievable.
|12 hours 15 min ago||I'm all for well-founded cynicism, but...||
This seemed like nothing but ax grinding to me. He has one quote from an unnamed Duke alum and gives three examples of players who committed to Duke. But most of it reads like extremely uncharitable cynicism to me.
|2 days 1 hour ago||hard to tell||
He had one big run where I thought he'd made a great cut to get outside to daylight, but during the replay I realized he'd run away from a giant hole, forcing himself to dodge a guy to get outside in the first place. Miami (NTM) might just be so bad that his vision was irrelevant.
|2 days 16 hours ago||ABC in Flint||
What happened to Traverse City? Working your way towards A2?
|3 days 8 hours ago||not sure about that email address||
Seth's MGoEmail is Seth[at]mgoblog[dot]com.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Sorry, Mr. Miller. Won't||
Sorry, Mr. Miller. Won't happen again.
|4 days 13 hours ago||wow||
Did you type this with darts from 10 yards? If so, impressive. If not, try proofreading.
|5 days 1 hour ago||You are an inspiration to||
You are an inspiration to parents everywhere.
My wife would kill me.
|5 days 1 hour ago||The Freep tried to destroy||
The Freep tried to destroy RichRod with lies and didn't lose access. Asking Hoke to explain himself is not that hard.
|5 days 6 hours ago||MGoQuestion Suggestion||
Can you ask some pointed questions about Hoke himself? Here are some questions I'd like answered:
Why won't you discuss injuries? Is it about the players' privacy or to get an advantage or for some other reason?
Suppose that true Michigan fans believe strongly that the players have put in the work, but are losing faith in the ability of your coaching staff to make that pay off. Why should we continue to believe in the coaching staff?
I'm not convinced Hoke or the staff need to go, but I think the way he's dodging questions in press conferences is bullshit. MGoCall him on it, please.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Better than ND||
Almost as good as actually playing Wisconsin.
|1 week 2 days ago||my two cents on the offense||
Every time Devin started to feel pressure he started looking to run instead of stepping up and throwing. I thought he got rattled early and never recovered. That's on Nussmeier IMO. He's got to be able to settle his quarterback down. Shane should've gone in once it became clear that Devin was not able to quarterback today.
|1 week 4 days ago||"Slap in the face" is exactly||
"Slap in the face" is exactly what I was thinking. I hope OSU absolutely destroys them.
|1 week 4 days ago||Needs more lemon||
Needs more lemon
|1 week 6 days ago||Doug Nussmeier, 'so to say' count||
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't have to eat a lemon||
I don't have to eat a lemon now, right? Good.
|1 week 6 days ago||Oh God||
Give me a day or two here. I just saw the challenge.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||somebody with twitter||
Somebody with Twitter ought to tweet Larry Lage and get him on the case.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Two questions||
1. Will you videotape it and put it on the internet?
2. Are you Brian?
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||But we need some appropriately middle school retaliation||
Your solution is too mature, and involves other people eating lemons when Brian is the one that made the bet. Instead, we could all make a concerted effort to flirt with his mom until he eats the lemon.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Don't let him distract you||
Don't let him distract you from his citric duplicity, Magnus
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||You realize this is the internet, right?||
I kind of like the idea of wasting money on lemons and/or stupid t-shirts until Brian does it, but I guess something noble could work, too.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Like any of us can boycott||
Like any of us can boycott this blog...
I was thinking of mailing lemons to his house in ridiculous bulk until he does it, but the best I can do without some creepy internet sleuthing is inundating Underground Printing with them. Actually, mailing lemons to his sponsors would probably work...
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||That was before he took to||
That was before he took to the front page to refuse to do it. Now it's serious.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Eat a lemon, you fuck.||
Eat a lemon, you fuck.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||that facemask||
In the stadium, I thought that was a really egregious facemask, so I was pissed people don't get thrown out for stuff like that. How was it UFR?
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||.||
'Shudder' is intransitive.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Because that kid is so||
Because that kid is so obsessed that his word is way more authoritative than anybody else's.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||9-3 seems pessimistic||
Given the breakdown, which I more or less agree with, I'm surprised you're solid at 9-3 and not split between that and 10-2.
I'm typically exceedingly optimistic on the eve of a new season, and this time I'm trying to talk myself out of 11-1. I have ND leaning to win, MSU a tossup with all they lost to graduation, and OSU a tossup pending QB developments. We don't lose all the rivalry games all the time. I know sometimes we lose some of the gimmes, but I think this team overachieves until a serious bowl opponent puts us in our place.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||speak not of this evil||
You shut your mouth right now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||wow||
This may be the best thing on the internet that ever gets anybody insta-banned.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"all types of fuck words"||
I agree with the Deadspin author that "all types of fuck words" is fun to say.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Something so unimportant,||
it is only several thousand times more important than minor changes to football uniforms.
I congratulate you, sir, on your utter irrelevance.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||O: Chesson and Smith D:||
O: Chesson and Smith
D: Countess and Ross
|2 weeks 4 days ago||good name||
I'm a Tor, baby.
I matter, baby.
I made our baby.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Graphics awesome; discussion representatively difficult to parse||
I'm with some previous commenters on two things: the graphics are awesome, and the discussion is hard to follow.
Graphics: the only improvement I can think of would be to merge all the images into one giant pdf so I can click it and zoom in on it and scroll around, without having to hit 'back' to find the next image whenever I want to compare something. (I could just open all of them in tabs, but I'm lazy.)
Discussion: one thing that's made the Draftageddon posts harder for me to read as the series went on is that you guys are now writing kind of like professors who have forgotten what your students don't know. I read most of the Draftageddon posts, but I still don't remember who Michael Rose or Theiren Cockran are. It'd be much easier to read if guys got long titles like "Nebraska MLB Michael Rose (0th rd, Tom VH)" or "Minnesota DE Theiren Cockran (32nd rd, Heiko)" or whatever for their first mention in each post. [NB: good thing I Googled Theiren Cockran just now, because I assumed he played for MSU until I checked.] There were definitely diminishing rewards for me as time went on with this series because each time somebody forgets to put a name on who's drafting or snarking or whatever, I'm lost, and I don't want to put in the effort to scroll up and figure out which team this must be, given that it has DG at QB, etc. There's just a *lot* to track and that requires a *lot* of signposting.
Anyway, it's a hell of a service to go through all this, and I hope you keep doing it one way or another for that mythical future offseason where I have enough free time to process everything.
ETA: Can all the information you've created be compiled on a team-by-team basis, so we can read everything you've got to say about the individual players on, say, Michigan State, perhaps as that game approaches? I know you'll repackage the information in the preview, but maybe there could be an additional post that just chronologically collects a significant amount of what you've said about each player on any given team. That might be a way for us to follow the snarking about any individual guy through the series, as you refer back to earlier episodes of snark that are, for most of us, pretty vague memories.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||different opinion||
I'm happy as long as Miller keeps earning starts at C.
If Miller is really better than Glasgow at C, our worst case scenario is that we have Kalis as a 6th OL. Assuming Kalis can play either G spot in an equally mediocre way, then we'd be in a position where, in case of an injury, Mags could take over for Cole, or Kalis could take over for Mags or Glasgow, or Glasgow could take over for Miller. The only possible spot where we could lose 1 OL and not have a serviceable backup is at RT, though maybe even there you can just shuffle Mags over and have Kalis draw into the lineup at LG.
That, perhaps sadly, would give us more serviceable depth than last year, which is ok by me. I know not everyone agrees that Miller at C is a good sign but I just don't see a scenario where he's starting at C over Glasgow without being the best center on the roster. We just aren't that hard up for guards.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||...||
I am willing to bet you can find at least one difference between a 4-year scholarship and a lifetime degree guarantee if you try really hard.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||me neither||
and Google was no help
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Sure...||
But it could just as well yield a larger percentage. What we should expect here is actually a really complicated question.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||just to be clear||
The victim was a graduate student.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Last year you specified the sport||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||specify the sport, dude||
Trying to give people heart attacks...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This is correct||
Yes, but I don't think that's a deviation from their historical range, and the populations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming are, as far as I know, healthy. (A ranger at Glacier National Park told me a couple of summers ago that wolverines were regularly sighted there.)
I used to think that rarely reported sightings of wolverines further into the US were evidence that wolverines were in trouble, but the US Fish and Wildlife Service makes it sound like, for all we know, there weren't ever breeding populations further south than the current range. If you think about it, on the one hand, how long it's been since a wolverine wandered down into Utah or Michigan or California or Colorado does seem like a pretty arbitrary measure of species health. But on the other hand, as we've seen with questions about the health of wolf populations in Michigan, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is not immune to massaging the evidence to support a politically favored outcome.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||They're extinct in Michigan||
They're extinct in Michigan and the population was once very low in the 48 contiguous states, but I think they've been doing well in Canada and Alaska forever.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||oops||
In my defense, I got it right upthread 3 minutes before that comment.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The football team isn't the||
The football team isn't the legal system. He has a presumption of innocence in the legal system, even if he gets charged as an accomplice (as he should be, based on the video, IMO). But on the football team I see absolutely no problem with suspending any player anywhere near a fight involving other players, especially when, as I think happened here, a player is involved in setting someone up to be assaulted by a teammate.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Dude, how much time do you||
Dude, how much time do you spend around teenagers? You know as well as I do that Jones stepped to the other side to keep the guy's eyes on him and off York.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Suppose you're right and he's||
Suppose you're right and he's merely getting out of the way. How is getting out of the way of your teammate so he can assault someone who isn't even looking at him instead of intervening to stop it not worth a suspension?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
That's Da'Mario Jones, there's some discussion upthread, and he should be suspended from the team and charged as an accomplish, IMO.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree||
It looks to me like Jones sees York and steps to the other side to distract the guy. Notice his reaction after the punch, too: instead of grabbing York and pulling him away, he backs up slowly and walks away like he knew it was coming. So I also think he should be charged as an accomplice and suspended from the team pending further investigation.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm taking the after||
They've dealt with it through camp. I think they punt on the decision until after camp to make it look like throwing him off the team is the result of their process instead of a reaction to mounting public pressure based on the video.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
It looks to me like Jones steps to the other side to help set the guy up for it. I'm not sure why he isn't suspended, too, pending further investigation.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with this comment.||
The one episode of gun violence I've witnessed was similar: a teenager pulled out a gun and started firing with zero buildup and no warning.
(Yes, it was in Detroit. No, that does not justify whatever horrible thing you now think you can say.)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You might want to dig a||
You might want to dig a little deeper in your memory for things Taylor is alleged to have done if you have a particular problem with victimizing women.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||When do you interview Nuss?||
When do you interview Nuss?
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Wow||
I didn't realize almost half of our defensive starters will be seniors. If the DTs can be average and we get an adequate second safety out of all the contenders, we should have our best defense in as many as 8 years.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||You sound hideous.||
You sound hideous.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||click through and see||
The government thinks the issue is that West Point and Annapolis do not encourage reports of incidents like these as effectively as AFA does, not that they have fewer of them. That wouldn't be surprising if it were true, given what we know about campus sexual assault nationwide.
ETA: I didn't realize you were OP. Recall this part:
The Pentagon isn't just bullshitting when it says that.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Yes||
Roofies and gang rapes are not entertainment. Shame on you.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||we were so close||
I was looking forward to a season with no violent criminals on the roster, but I guess you can't have everything.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||IMO Skeeps would be improved||
IMO Skeeps would be improved if it only served Coors Light in pitchers.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Shhhhh||
Don't scare away our recruits with the prospect of having to meet that douchebag.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||ha||
I've never seen this show, but this gif makes me think it was much worse than I was giving it credit for.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Now that you mention it...||
One more round of expansion and BTN will be in the position to dilute its content with shit nobody cares about so completely that it could get taken out of basic cable plans throughout the Midwest without anybody actually caring.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Saban quote||
That's a more generous interpretation of what Saban said than what I got when I first read it. I thought he was just kicking dirt on all the kids he's put on unjustified medical scholarships over the years. But if he's defending not kicking a kid off the team, that's much less of a douchey thing to say. Does the full context of the quote make it clear which of those things he's doing?
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Interesting that UM, MSU, and||
Interesting that UM, MSU, and OSU are the only teams given 30 minutes.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's just the upper half of||
It's just the upper half of the duplex of a friend of mine, but I can't find the listing online. It's also a lot bigger than a studio/1BR--I think 3BR--so I'm not going to keep trying unless you're interested in a bigger place, too.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I had a dog near campus while||
I had a dog near campus while renting from Issa properties and old town realty in the past. I also know of a place on Ventura ct that allows dogs if that's not too far for you.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I love how many things people||
I love how many things people around here have opinions about.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||What did tickets for the 1979||
What did tickets for the 1979 game cost? I can find media reports that Michigan got to keep the gate, but not the price.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, dude||
They're supposed to come covered in shaving cream. I'm sorry you got ripped off, man.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The tobacconist in the Arcade||
The tobacconist in the Arcade has some stuff. The usual advice is to figure out how to use a safety razor before you go all the way to a straight razor, but since you already have the straight razors and don't have to buy them, I guess there's no need for that. Anyway, you're supposed to practice on a balloon until you can shave it without popping it before you try shaving yourself.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||spam account|
|7 weeks 6 days ago||don't underestimate the shoe factor!||
Caris has been in a walking boot every time i've seen him this summer. I bet he's only 6'7.5" without it.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||No banhammers||
I've done a lot more obnoxious things than this without getting banned, and AFAICT nobody is saying anything that's actually offensive. There was one thread on the board from today when I posted this. There are now a total of three, including it. No harm in giving the people something to hate.
Downvoting me 4 times in this thread seems like enough, though, so I'm not going to post many more comments. Some collected responses here:
Magnus: I'm sorry you had to upvote this, but I'm impressed that you actually did it. Also I'm obviously Section1's alter ego, but we're different people anyway. It's like in the movie Twins. (I'm Arnold's character.)
GoBlueInNYC: That is basically the reaction I was going for. I feel like you've truly understood me.
Don: You've met me! But yes, I am very talented for a dog.
JDVan: There have been many satirical threads that weren't funny, but I can at least say that out of all the satirical threads that weren't funny, this one is not my least favorite.
MaizeMN: No pain. In virtue of some psychological defect, I did this for fun.
ducksterstepnoutsociety: I'm actually expecting a bill.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry, Dave||
It's tough being a public figure sometimes. You have to endure all kinds of stupidity from bored people and procrastinators. I replied to you in the thread from the other day, btw, if you want to take a look at my recent posts.
I thought about titling the thread "My Most Downvoted Thread Ever" but I figured it'd get there soon enough without my encouragement.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
That's kind of what it is, with a free stupid joke at the beginning.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||This also worries me||
But I don't know enough about the projects to know whether I'm just being paranoid.
The more present danger to my mind is that they could end up unable to find tenants for much of what they build, and you'll just have a nice-looking but largely uninhabited downtown with a lot of half-finished or never-started projects.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Responding to market||
Responding to market pressures is not illegal. There is about to be a big market pressure. They just need to get out of the way by acknowledging that contracts signed before the change are not indicative of what contracts signed after it should be like.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||His base coaching salary is||
His base coaching salary is still about 10x too much.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||…I don't care about the patches or Beyonce or whatever||
(i) The speakers are so loud my wife won't let me take my kid to games without ear-canal-covering earplugs and ear-covering headphones, which is a pain in the ass.
(ii) The TV timeouts make the game so long my wife doesn't want to go to games herself, which is a pain in the ass.
(iii) Thanks to a stupid AD decision, I can't buy a spousal ticket in the student section anyway, no matter how much I'm willing to pay. I stopped buying football season tickets because of this multiple seasons ago, even before my wife had decided she no longer wanted to go. I don't buy hockey season tickets because of it, even though she really wants to go to that. (Thanks to my wife, my household income had, at one point, sextupled since I started buying student tickets, so money is not the issue.)
(iv) Thanks to the NCAA's money-grubbing and our AD's money-grubbing, my own desire to go is impeded by a countervailing desire to vote against the status quo with my wallet and my feet. In fact, I've turned down free tickets on the 40 yard line to multiple games this year because I don't want to make what will be a 2.5 hour trip to cheer for an event put on by the current athletic department unless I think it'll be a great game. Prior to the Dave Brandon era, I'd planned to attend virtually every game in perpetuity.
(v) Re: TV: if Dave Brandon knew what he was doing and actually wanted to make the experience better than sitting at home, he'd lower concession prices, militate for shortened and reduced TV timeouts, and ensure that those massive scoreboards show as many replays as possible. It's not rocket science. The suits still can't figure it out.
So build another strawman and slurp Brandon all you want. He's fucking up. The people who have basketball tickets next to our seats, who have had tickets for decades, feel like this AD doesn't give a shit about them because they don't have a lot of money. The same goes for the current students. And they're right. And it's short-term thinking from a bunch of MBAs who can't understand anything they can't see in the next month's spreadsheet.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The Bando Defense!||
"Look, man, I just say shit on the internet."
|8 weeks 2 days ago||a post wherein i deflect blame once per sentence||
Oh, I thought from your post that you thought it was news. I also can't ever tell who anyone is responding to if it's not within one or two posts of the target because the comment layout is ridiculous.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Well...||
I'm not sure you can complain that it makes walking in the street hard. The sidewalks behind the stalls are clear enough for most part.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Welcome to the internet||
That story's more than a year old.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I only have a small sample||
But I think a lot of donors and a lot of development people (i.e., fundraisers) were very happy to hear Schlissel say so clearly to Brandon who was actually in charge.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Priority Points||
This is great news, and I hope Schlissel fixes the Priority Points thing. It's a major problem IMO.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||blame the registrar||
My dissertation defense is Monday since the post-defense corrections have to be submitted by August 1, so I came back from vacation in time to make some slides for the initial presentation. I don't hate Art Fair anyway, aside from what it does to parking.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This is nice||
If somebody could collect the players' names for 2015, that would be nice, too.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I had the same reaction. I'll||
I had the same reaction. I'll just add one comment. The stadiums are not too big. The administration in Schembechler Hall is completely inept and the administration in NCAA Headquarters is completely corrupt. The suits are the problem.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But price has been going up||
But price has been going up as demand has fallen, and we now have every indication that supply exceeds demand at face+PSL price. Check your high school economics textbook to see what should happen next.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It comes from the fact that||
It comes from the fact that cops have been known to lie on the stand and it only takes one juror to worry about that.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||I think they're great||
And I love sitting back with my loved ones and watching a fireworks display every time I go to a single A baseball game.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Quick||
There's at least thread one thread left on the board where you haven't made a stupid and completely irrelevant comment about player compensation. Better hurry up and get over there before it's too late for you to make an ass of yourself in front of everybody reading it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Neat trick||
How do you get the .mp3 of the crying infant to autoplay every time I read your comment?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure you're right||
I just don't think that sort of thing is very likely to hold up in court, when all the defense lawyer has to do is create a reasonable doubt.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'd be kind of surprised if||
I'd be kind of surprised if they can get a conviction on the possession charge. If he's not stupid enough to confess, I'd think his lawyer would have a pretty easy time making a reasonable argument that there's no proof it's his coke. You've just got the cop's word that he would've seen the baggies if a previous detainee had put them there, and I'm not sure that's very convincing.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Dammit, Lochdog.||
Wtf is a gameday sponsor?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Normally I roll my eyes at||
Normally I roll my eyes at gratuitous anti-soccer comments, but this was hilarious. Well done, Don.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||not sure about this||
I've only found out of date listings from shady, shady realtors in the past. My understanding is that it's not very hard to keep your listings up to date, and the realtors who tell you otherwise are just trying to bait and switch you.
Just to give you an example, we drove by one Downriver house with people sitting on the porch, so we stopped and asked them if the house was still for sale. They said it hadn't been for a long time, so I showed them the listing. Then they got super pissed because it was listed by the guy who'd sold it to them and mentioned all of the upgrades they'd made after they bought it.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||How old are they? Living in||
How old are they? Living in the University's family housing in Northwood is great if they're real live adults. You're surrounded, for the most part, by people with at least some graduate education, and all of your neighbors will have a good idea of what your life is like.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||I am not really impressed by||
I am not really impressed by the supposed selflessness of rich people deigning to accept a meager $850,000 salary on the backs of unpaid workers.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Are you saying we have a chance?||
No prediction? You should make predictions. Sportswriting convention demands it.
Typos: Alderwereld -> Alderweireld, hell -> he'll
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||I forget...is our athletic||
I forget...is our athletic director a young black woman? Must be.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW (which is not much)||
I don't think buying stuff makes us complicit, but I think failing to protest visibly in the stadium probably does.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Basketball for both||
Red's not going to be here forever, and we don't know who will replace him. It doesn't seem like the team's been the same since Pearson left, anyway.
Beilein is going to keep us in the hunt for the foreseeable future.
Peppers might be the second coming of Woodson, but frankly I'd be less surprised to see Caris take home POY next year than to see Peppers get a Heisman.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Not bad, mostly||
I wish they had the foresight, and the spine, to say there's got to be a change in compensation for AD higher ups, including coaches, instead of continuing to make veiled threats to take the money away from non-revenue athletes. If presidents don't do the right thing and reset the coaching and athletics administration markets in a post-cartel world, they'll have done a grave disservice to their institutions.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||How is a percentage of a||
How is a percentage of a higher price not a direct profit from the higher price? I'm not saying they set the prices, but I don't understand what you mean by "direct profit".
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It's not nice to compare||
It's not nice to compare people just because they're both ridiculous looking.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||What incisive commentary||
Our white guys are unathletic and slow. You checked that box good.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Dude||
Your comment was not respectful. It is not possible to objectify someone respectfully.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||You're about a year late on that one||
Unfortunately that was in the days before the return of the posbang :(
But seriously we should call this kid deCarpenter.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||wow||
I was not expecting that. For people following this, how surprising is this move by USPTO?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder if he actually still||
I wonder if he actually still has any of those offers. I'd be kind of surprised if he did.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Somebody get that guy an||
Somebody get that guy an $8000 watch.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Apparently I need to read the||
Apparently I need to read the tags, because I was shocked to find Michigan-related content after the soccer section.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||DBAD, dude.||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||ugh fuck that guy||
ugh fuck that guy
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Stay tuned next time when||
Stay tuned next time when WolvinLA2 continues to ignore this question because it cannot be answered because his position is risible.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||lol look at dave wanting to survive laissez faire motherfuckers||
Given your view on unionization, I'm glad you've said so much other ridiculous stuff on this thread. But obviously Dave wants to be an indentured servant duh that's why he's chewing on that shoe leather it's Dave talk for yippee five dollars!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Very simply, Wolverine||
Very simply, Wolverine Devotee, because what you're imagining is just not how this union thing works. Don't get confused by the naysayers here. If student-athletes at any given school form a union, they'll have a seat at the table to negotiate with the school. The NCAA will be forced to reform its bylaws so that schools have room to negotiate. But having a seat at the table is not the same thing as being able to demand money in a way that anybody has to care about, especially if you have no claim to that money.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Relevant fact: there is not||
Relevant fact: there is not going to be one big union bargaining with the NCAA over issues like compensation. There are plenty of unions of university employees in this country, and they operate on a school by school basis. If you ignore that fact about how unions will work, you will have a hard time coming to a reasonable view of the matter.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||can't find recruit list||
Can somebody link the list of current recruits? Thanks.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||We don't grill much, but we||
We don't grill much, but we use lump charcoal in an old kettle grill when we do.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||hey i know you||
long time no see, gerlach. are you sure the creeped out looks were related to the mustache? (sent you a message on facebook so you can figure out who i am if the avatar doesn't do it for you.)
|14 weeks 10 hours ago||The WDPDC doesn't really lend itself to tourists||
Other than the lobby, there are two hallways (one for the men's team, one for the women's team), each with a film room, a video room, and coaches' offices, then a gym, locker rooms, the practice courts, and a lounge overlooking the practice courts where they close deals with prospective recruits. There's memorabilia around but it's almost entirely working space.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe he's not ok with the||
Maybe he's not ok with the sanctimony and hypocrisy of the NCAA. Is that so hard to believe?
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I see what Ace is saying||
He thinks they should use #1.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Usually mega-donations are||
Usually mega-donations are technically commitments to donate the headline amount over a certain period of time (e.g., 10 years).
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Your new thing could be||
Your new thing could be telling Brian you've got a "Hello" post written when you don't.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I could be wrong, but I||
I could be wrong, but I believe that other-defense is not a legal defense in the state of Michigan. MGoLawyers?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, that's some crappy||
Wow, that's some crappy video. I'll be interested to see the video they got from the other 5 businesses nearby.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||only one complaint||
Moeller is too good of a coach for $2
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Village Corner has been gone||
Village Corner has been gone for a while.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Man, now I'm going to be||
Man, now I'm going to be really disappointed when there's no Dileo slide flip book. Make it a stretch goal please.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||update your lebron reference||
Against the Pacers this year:
|14 weeks 6 days ago||wow||
Unless Duke is intentionally trying to get sued to force the courts to intervene with DoE's policy, one of Duke's lawyers needs to have a talk with that dean ASAP. There's no way in hell that's the policy, and that's an incredibly stupid thing to say, especially on the record to a plaintiff's lawyer.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||excellent added content||
to an excellent OP. good stuff, guys.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||"nose-tech"||
is that a thing? or just a cute thing?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||NB: some people get called||
NB: some people get called rapists because they raped someone. That is sometimes independent of whether or not they were expelled for a broader offense.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||What does jail have to do||
What does jail have to do with it? Expulsion from, in this case, a private university is a hell of a far cry from being jailed.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't say it was the same||
I didn't say it was the same thing as what i said before. I just thought I'd try to play the same game as you by saying things that it's uncomfortable to disagree with. There are not good solutions here. The bad solution where once in a blue moon somebody gets expelled on the basis of a preponderance of the evidence is probably the least bad solution.
I am, of course, ok with slapping the rapist label on rapists, even if the legal system can't convict them. Take, for example, Gibbons, who we both know is a rapist. I was willing to--and did--call him a rapist a long time before you were willing to call him one, and I've been right all along.
What I really think is that universities are legally required to do whatever they can to remove threats from their classrooms, and that the current policy does that. As for the worry about false accusations, there are two kinds of situations where somebody can get falsely accused: (i) he said/she said cases and (ii) cases where the accusation can be proved false. In situation (ii), the falsely accused has a legal unicorn--a slam dunk defamation case--so things will work out that way. In situation (i), the outcome is bad. But I don't see how to avoid it without something worse happening, and we have no evidence that it's ever actually happened anyway. Seriously, point to a single case of somebody being expelled under the current DoE rules on the basis of a false accusation. Can't be done.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||One court hearing less time||
One court hearing less time than it takes for the suit to be dismissed. Employers can do pretty much whatever they want. Read your contract, if you actually have one.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||I'm not ok with confirmed||
I'm not ok with confirmed rapists remaining enrolled. (We're just supposed to be saying things that make our positions seem like common sense that only truly outrageous bastards could disagree with, right?)
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||What exactly did I say that||
What exactly did I say that required assuming that?
ETA: the comment about the standard being high enough right? The occasional false positive is worth it, IME.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||Title IX was in effect then.||
Title IX was in effect then. The guidance from DoE about what universities had to do to be compliant was just different. And i don't know what the university would have done; could it do any worse than the police and DA did in that case? I doubt it. Worse case scenario: Duke is also on the losing end of a lawsuit from the falsely accused?
There aren't different rules for anybody. See how long you keep your job if a coworker accuses you of rape.
Vigilance, education, and security do not unrape people.
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||IMO it is necessary for||
IMO it is necessary for universities to make these determinations even when law enforcement fails to, because we know for a fact that law enforcement frequently fails to deal with sexual crime. I also kind of think the preponderence of evidence standard is high enough; the alternative is keeping college bars and frat parties stocked with suspected rapists. Other students deserve better than that. I don't see how Duke, a private university, is going to lose this case. All that happened here is that the judge refused to dismiss it. That's a long way from the student's winning.
To answer the OP's first question, I do think we'll see a lot more of these lawsuits. Even if the accused did it and knows he did it, it's very much in his interest to appear as outraged as possible.
FWIW, WSJ has taken a strong editorial stance against the current Title IX interpretation as it applies to accusations of sexual assault on college campuses. They are a pretty biased source, even more biased than me!
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||Bullocks||
Link or GTFO.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Simmer down||
The DoE will issue guidance about how to deal with "the rhinoceros in the living room" soon enough. What reasonable worry do you actually have, what particular part of Title IX is it based on, and what evidence do you have that that will be interpreted in a way that justifies your worry? If you can't answer those questions, you don't get to derail the conversation.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It's about not exploiting||
It's about not exploiting people for obscene, unearned profits. What's so hard to understand about that?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||The bank will be open.||
The bank will be open.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Strong work, gumshoe.||
Strong work, gumshoe.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||BiSB had to take an RB by the 8th round||
Brian should get one of his sleepers back.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Suburbs.||
But I did feel really short in high school because I'm only 5'11" and change.
I have not been accused of being really nice recently. (A long-time colleague did recently ask me, "wait a minute...are you nice?" after I made friends with a bar employee.)
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you.||
I have not watched the Sopranos. Thanks.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||these are embarrassing||
The people producing these should probably proofread them, given that they're representing what are supposed to be serious universities. That's also the reason they should stop doing it, but whatever. Lawsuits and unionization will reset everybody's priorities soon enough.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||It's May. I'd rather have||
It's May. I'd rather have threads full of spoilers for TV shows I don't watch than this nonsense.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||mogblue always provides great||
mogblue always provides great phoots
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure about the production||
Not sure about the production values. Better raise tuition again and hire another Senior VP.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||The suit is filed in the name||
The suit is filed in the name of a personality on CNN's HLN channel, and the Atlanta address on the envelope is CNN headquarters. I'm pretty sure this is a bad joke, filed by some prankster who will be lucky to avoid sanctions by remaining anonymous, if he can do so.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Don't count on it||
Max didn't get all those minutes at the end of the year because the coaches were really happy with Horford's effort level.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||ctrl+f looking shit up overload||
Label your picks, dammit.
Beaten to the punch. Better add a picture.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
Your version of this comment is much nicer than mine (and also probably actually got posted before they fixed it).
|16 weeks 6 days ago||So what? Insurance doesn't||
So what? Insurance doesn't have to be 100% free-rider-proof to be a good thing.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be wearing my hoodie||
I'll be wearing my hoodie tomorrow. Just a few years until my son grows into the youth baseball cap I've got.
|17 weeks 10 hours ago||back up||
when did facepalm guy steal your firepit? what's the story?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||That looks suspiciously like||
That looks suspiciously like an ad in the bowl.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I would like to judge this||
except I sent postcards to my dog for 2 years while I was abroad.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||lol||
As a Pacers fan, I endorse this stupid idea.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||bah||
use of the meta tag should be restricted to non-jokes
|17 weeks 4 days ago||oh fuck i clicked the wrong link||
i have this vague memory of something i was supposed to do but it must have just been watching this video of swimming hamsters.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||This is why I downvoted the||
This is why I downvoted the OP. It's one thing if you want to offer a dispassionate consideration of the relative talent levels. But this is just OSU homerism, and it doesn't belong on this board.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||defenders?||
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||Michigan Football||
It's all the rage these days.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Facetimed the grandmothers||
Facetimed the grandmothers and made the baby momma a spa appointment. Going for frozen yogurt after the baby's nap. Woo moms.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||what a coincidence||
that's how i tell your mother happy mother's day every year, too!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Mgoweather is not a he|
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I really don't understand||
I really don't understand what it takes to get fired at Rutgers.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||God'sgift Achiuwa and||
God'sgift Achiuwa and Sir'Dominic Pointer would like a word with you.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||how have i not seen this||
how have i not seen this before? what is the internet even for if not propagating this gif?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you.||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Somebody else mentioned Grambling State||
So there are at least two cases where players have refused to practice or play as a team. The Minnesota State Mankato players backed down after a few days. I don't know what happened with Grambling State. (Here's John Bacon on Grambling State.) These programs, of course, aren't full of players with NFL aspirations, but maybe that doesn't matter. I don't think anything is harmed by creating an official organization to formalize the decision making procedure about whether to strike, especially since a union would also provide a way to negotiate short of striking. But I guess people who think unions make for hostile negotiating environments won't be impressed by that idea.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||depends on gender||
it's kind of hard to tell. Wikipedia says the median for a woman 25 or older with a professional degree is $48,536, but that number's from 2003. (The median for a man is given as $88,530.) But the relevant number will be the median income for somebody in the first 3 (or whatever) years post-degree, and I guess you'll want to exclude medical residents from the dataset. Please post it when you find it.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Graduate student unions are||
Graduate student unions are university-specific, but the intercollegiate nature of athletics should militate in favor of a national union. That's what UCLA players were after when United Steelworkers first came on the scene in 2002 and what Ramogi Huma, who's apparently spearheaded the union push since the late 90s, seems to want. I don't know how things will actually get there, though. Presumably the earliest university-specific union(s) will join forces with subsequent ones as soon as possible: they can only pressure their universities into bargaining for things the NCAA will allow, and exercising decisive influence on NCAA regulations will require the involvement of lots of NCAA member schools.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Well, for starters, I don't||
Well, for starters, I don't understand why medical residents aren't unionized. Are they legally barred from unionizing because they're medical professionals? Or have they just not done it? I also don't think medical residents put their longterm physical health in jeopardy by doing what they do [BiSB beat me to this point], but presumably you're in a better position to know that than I am. (I also think you shouldn't complain about making less than 50k. The median 2012 US income was $26,989, and the average was $40,563. But whatever.)
I don't understand what you mean when you say the players aren't ready to play professionally. Given the money in the system, players can be given full cost of attendance scholarships so that playing D1 football just is playing professionally, albeit at a low and modestly paid level. (This is part of why coaches' salaries are not, in fact, irrelevant.)
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I agree that it's semantics,||
I agree that it's semantics, but that doesn't mean it doesn't matter. "Boycott" conjures up images from the Civil Rights Movement; "strike" conjures up more controversial ideas.
Anyway, I think we're on the same page. Thanks for helping me think through it.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, I see. I misunderstood||
Oh, I see. I misunderstood your post--my bad. It's pretty obvious what you meant in context.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Re: Olympic boycotts||
Isn't that because countries (which are not employees of anyone) and their Olympians (who are not employees of the Olympics) are the ones refusing to participate during Olympic boycotts? NBA players are employed by their franchises (or maybe by the NBA; I don't know the contractual details).
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
I think the NCAA is substantially worse than Sterling qua Clippers owner. Qua slumlord, I suspect it's a close call, but I don't really know enough about his dealings. I've heard that he facilitated institutional discrimination by keeping minorities out of certain properties, a la longtime Dearborn mayor Orville Hubbard. The NCAA is an institution unto itself, though. So I'd think of Donald Sterling, slumlord, as akin to Alabama, exploitative NCAA program par excellence.
How's that for overthinking it?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't mean to say I was||
I didn't mean to say I was happy about that. I don't think I did say it, either, but I don't know. The fact is I am happy about it, but that's not supposed to be the point. I just think it's interesting. The actual point is that it's important to recognize that unions can play this role when thinking about the future of the NCAA. Sorry if I wasn't being clear.
I'm not sure I understand what would make it extortion if Silver did what he did only to ensure that the playoffs go on as scheduled. He's running a company, and the employees made a demand. I do think it's neat that the union allowed players to speak so effectively, but I don't think it's extortion. I mean, was it extortion when the NBA fined McRoberts for elbowing James? Was it extortion when Stern made players dress up on their way to games? (If you're going to call those things extortion, then I'm not sure it's bad for something that you call extortion to happen.)
ETA: Sorry, I don't think I actually answered your question so far. If I thought the punishment were too much or the offense not that bad, I'd probably still think that the outcome showed the power of the NBPA. I also don't think I'd be unhappy about it, though. I'm pretty much always happy when slumlords get fucked for political reasons we shouldn't get into here. Again, YMMV.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The Clippers presumably would have||
But why would any other team if there weren't a larger organization at work facilitating the communication? Why wouldn't the Warriors just look forward to the free win? Is Kevin Durant supposed to call up Zach Randolph and ask if he wants to boycott? Is Chris Paul supposed to call them both?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Another question||
Why are they using the word "boycott" instead of the word "strike"? I've been speaking that way, too, but I think they're just avoiding the word "strike" for political reasons. (It'd be nice if the professional journalist who wrote that article had addressed this point.)
|19 weeks 6 days ago||There are massive||
There are massive organizational challenges in the NCAA case, given the number of people and institutions involved. I can imagine individual teams refusing to play games--I have vague memories of rumors of a basketball team planning to refuse to play if they made it far enough in the tourney--but I'm not sure how large-scale boycotts would be organized without the kind of representative structure that a union provides. It would certainly make it easier.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I found it pretty||
I found it pretty underwhelming, but I'm always disappointed when people proceed by mentioning various things you could argue and then attributing the thing they do argue to nothing beyond their own bias.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure how the definition helps your case||
The players appear to me to be "following a [learned] profession," they "earn a living" doing so (see: room and board scholarships), and anybody playing D1 ball is certainly a skilled practitioner and, by the time they see the field anywhere but on Michigan's OL, an expert.
I mean, suppose that only firefighters in the 32 biggest cities were paid, with volunteer forces everywhere else. Suppose also that volunteer firefighters were all spending 60 hours a week trying to eventually land gigs with ("get drafted by") the paying operations. Then on your view it seems like it would be ok if they weren't paid. For one thing, they would (trivially!) fail to be professionals insofar as their positions wouldn't pay.
More generally, there is something seriously wrong with predicating the legitimacy of organizing workers on the basis of whether or not they earn a substantial enough living, insofar as a primary reason to organize workers is to push for more substantial benefits.
Last I knew, incidentally, Google paid their interns something like 6k a month.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I answered the questions in||
You edited this before I could reply, so I guess everything's copacetic?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||you can't possibly believe||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Good point||
We should stop paying firefighters and then you won't need to unionize because you won't be professionals. I cannot see any downside to this general line of thought.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||The part you paraphrased away||
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the part you didn't quote from Price points to the part from Fitzgerald you paraphrased away.
You paraphrased this as Fitzgerald saying there's "no upside," but that's (importantly) not what he said. Thus Price:
Despite being pro-unionization, I don't think it's actually a threat. I don't think Price is being biased either, though. He's just explaining what could be argued if the pro-union people wanted to press an interference claim before the NLRB (or whomever). He's hedging pretty hard while he does it--it's not like he's insisting Fitzgerald did something illegal. He's just saying what would be focused on in a hypothetical legal argument.