|1 hour 18 min ago||stanford ahead of NW eh?||
stanford ahead of NW eh?
|7 hours 39 min ago||LOL, if your rage boner has||
LOL, if your rage boner has lasted since 1855, call your veterinary technicion
|7 hours 57 min ago||why not NW this week?||
why not NW this week?
|23 hours 21 min ago||sort of like becoming the all||
sort of like becoming the all time HR leader for the minor leagues
|2 days 21 hours ago||Better safe||
Better safe than...
|2 days 23 hours ago||M 34 The other M dental||
The other M dental school 6
|4 days 9 hours ago||not the whole time||
not the whole time
|5 days 8 hours ago||I miss the skywriting. but||
I miss the skywriting.
but srsly, I wonder how the staff will change post-brandon. will marketing be downsized? will the new hires have the chance to adapt to what Hackett wants M to be? Very interesting next couple of years from an HR perspective.
|5 days 8 hours ago||let's hope the boys have wet||
let's hope the boys have wet balls to practice with.
|5 days 8 hours ago||as usual, the truth is likely||
as usual, the truth is likely somewhere in between, but was the BYU outcome a result of poor play by BYU or outstanding play by M?
I'd say it's about 2 - to - 1 good plays by M (probably 3-1 in the 1st half). Hopefully the UFR will shed some light on that.
|5 days 21 hours ago||when will Pearl Jam be||
when will Pearl Jam be considered DadRock?
|6 days 9 hours ago||what a completely arrogant||
what a completely arrogant prick
|6 days 21 hours ago||M 24 The other UM dental||
The other UM dental school, 3
|6 days 23 hours ago||What a complete asshole.||
What a complete asshole.
|1 week 59 min ago||Rudock's mom, everyone. Of||
Rudock's mom, everyone.
Of all the shit that's been said about Rudock on this board in the last 3 weeks, you go off on this?
Look, douchbag, Jake Rudock could beat my ass in just about any athletic endevour. He's got a stronger arm than I do. He's plenty athletic for flag footbal and has a hell of an arm for an over 30 harball league. But this is division I football, brother. This ain't intramurals. For a D1 QB, is is not particularly athletic and doesn't have a particularly strong arm. The kid is smart and can get 2-4 yards on a stramble, but as soon as the D sees him tuck it and run, they have him and Rudock knows it, adjusts and gets to the sidelines. If no defender is within 15 yards of him, he can make it to the endzone from the 8 yard line. He's a fine QB with an adequate arm for this level. I agree and have said as much on this board, that his #1 problem is confort in the system and trusting his receivers, and Perry did nothing to help in this regard in game 1.
It soulds like my OP was disparaging the kid, but that's not my intent. We are all damn lucky that kid's at M and I'm damn glad he's here. If you couldn't see that, then you're clueless, or biased, at best.
Take your peace and shove up your ass
|1 week 7 hours ago||look, he's a very deliberate||
look, he's a very deliberate QB, focuses on not making the bad throw, throws it OOB often, isn't an athlete, no cannon for an arm.
but that's the game we've been asking for from him and that's the game he plays: sometimes waits too long and throws a late ball b/c he wants to be sure of the throw. won't make a ton of plays by himself. will take a sack, will throw the ball away instead of forcing it.
|1 week 7 hours ago||shoulda used all-tempa-cheer||
shoulda used all-tempa-cheer
|1 week 1 day ago||55 weeks ago this same team||
55 weeks ago this same team got fucking shellacked by a meh ND team. Harbaugh.
|1 week 1 day ago||If I met Brandon, I'd likely||
If I met Brandon, I'd likely land in the clink for assult 2 hours later
|1 week 1 day ago||this is helping college||
this is helping college hockey grow, and that is a good thing.
|1 week 3 days ago||there will be more tickets||
there will be more tickets available fro the Sat game at RPI than the UNion game Fri, just b/c the RPI arena has more capacity. We'll likely try to get an early dinner at Dinosaur BBQ before the game on Sat
|1 week 3 days ago||e.g., Scooter||
|1 week 3 days ago||Toledo already had Nick Saban||
Toledo already had Nick Saban
|1 week 3 days ago||Any hockey fans in the||
Any hockey fans in the northeast- the UM alumni club of the capital district (Albany NY) is organizing a big crowd for the Union and rpi games in October. Tickets will be availability from their ticket offices, just ask to sit in the M (visitor) section. We should have about 50 for each game at least
|1 week 4 days ago||he's also not asking his||
he's also not asking his students to write a 12 page argument essay in 24 hrs
|1 week 4 days ago||pumped!||
|1 week 5 days ago||I say we peititon Abrams to||
I say we peititon Abrams to let Hoke have a cameo as a redshirt in the 3rd ST. Would watch.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well fucking done man. This||
Well fucking done man. This might be the best one liner in the history of the blog.
|1 week 6 days ago||my main worries are the same||
my main worries are the same as everyone else's, but to put it more acutely:
- I know the playcalling the last 2 games isn't helping much (it being vanilla and pretty close to 2-1 run) but this is a veteran OL. they are really not great a running power. let's hope this work pays off in 3-4 weeks and next year.
- I was expecting Rudock to be more accurate, but I wonder if we all overestimated his comfort level considering that he started with the team on 8/1 (not spring). The problem is, it's been 9 weeks now, so I'd think he'd have shown more comfort now than in week one. He's so tentative in the pocket. Maybe his trust in the receivers is more of the issue than in the offense in general, given how things have played out on the field.
|1 week 6 days ago||by 2017 we'll have a whole||
by 2017 we'll have a whole new OL (except Cole) and a whole new D (except Peppers)
|1 week 6 days ago||7-5, down from 9-3. didn't||
7-5, down from 9-3. didn't really account for the OL changing to a power scheme, which they are terrible at playing. Also, Rudock is just not that comfortable with the WRs and the offense in general.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||M 24<br>Mormons 23||
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||the aussies are taking our||
the aussies are taking our jerbs!
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||there he is! I saw him run||
there he is! I saw him run ahahahahhahaha
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||I got money on #99 vs the||
I got money on #99 vs the buffet
I think you know who I'm taking (not the buffet)
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||who the fuck was that kicker||
who the fuck was that kicker for PSU? eat a salad you fat shit
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Harbaugh took one look at the||
Harbaugh took one look at the roster, and immediately took 2 xfer qbs and recruited 1-2 more. But yeah, let's go with 7.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||sky is falling? dude, the sky||
sky is falling? dude, the sky already fell. Harbaugh is picking up the pieces and painting a new one.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||M 41 LV 13||
M 41 LV 13
|2 weeks 6 days ago||4 legs good!<br>2 legs baaaaaaad!||
4 legs good!
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||attempt no good||
attempt no good
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Thomas Jefferson's U||
Thomas Jefferson's U 27
THU going for the deuce
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||2 mins to play||
2 mins to play
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Are they puffy, sparkly, or scratch n sniff?||
Are they puffy, sparkly, or scratch n sniff?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||actually, it was a "show must||
actually, it was a "show must go on" situation, so it was still pretty fun
|3 weeks 2 days ago||On a boat. In the carribean. On our honeymoon.||
On a boat. In the carribean. On our honeymoon.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||M 42<br>Osu 17||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||embed? Let's make this a||
Let's make this a versions of "The Victors" thread?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I am partial to this version:|
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I assumed the target audiance||
I assumed the target audiance was M fans. If not it could read as a very shallow history of M athletics in the 1st 20-25 chapters. I assume you can't have a no-page-limit situation for this kind of endevour.
As someone who has read every published (and some non-published) historical pieces on UM athletics, BLL was fine to me. I could see non-M fans could be confused by it tho
|3 weeks 4 days ago||this is the major point that||
this is the major point that is missing in the book (no fault of Bacon;s - MSC declined comment). The Regents should have gone to MSC and said they wouldn't approve of that hiring. why more Regents didn't more strongly exhibit any pushback is beyond me.
I was really happy with MSC as president until the RR and DB hires (in hindsight).
Also that drunken speach at the stadium, WTF Mary Sue
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In a lot of ways, DB's tenure||
In a lot of ways, DB's tenure at UM mirrored RR's. They both came in, did what they thought they were hired to do the only way they knew how and it just didn't work.
The big difference is, DB SHOULD HAVE FUCKING KNOWN BETTER.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||but what was the route TI was||
but what was the route TI was running? I'd bet that that play w/ man coverage against it screams to throw to the circle routle slope: Grant Perry. That's the read.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||but there were 2 decisions: 1||
but there were 2 decisions: 1 what coverage do we have? man to man = throw to Perry running the circle route. good decision, or recognition anyway.
the bad recognition re: the tight coverage but given that decision one was right, it's tough to come off that. especially if you are trusting your receivers.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm watching that PSU doc||
I'm watching that PSU doc "Happy Valley"
pretty bad move for my blood pressure
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm calling you out on "teeny||
I'm calling you out on "teeny bops," bro.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I wouldn't get used to those||
I wouldn't get used to those MGoPoints if I were you
|3 weeks 5 days ago||My boy Charlie just can't||
My boy Charlie just can't catch a break these days.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Brian: Still planning that||
Still planning that run for Regent in '16?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Any insight as to how||
Any insight as to how Michigan is viewed by other Ath. Depts. and the B10 offices? I get the sense they are screwing us (schedule stuff, the ND stuff is unique).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Any push to get ND back on||
Any push to get ND back on the schedule?
I wonder how much blame you put on Brandon, Martin and Swarbrick for the demise of the series.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, I'd love to hear the||
Yes, I'd love to hear the compelling reasons MSC gave the Regents to approve Brandon getting hired. Or at least, what was the inkterview process like (if any)? I mean, there had to have been some sort of vision DB had for the AD that he communicated to SOMEONE.
I'm also curious as to the 1st real red flags that went up after DB was hired and why people like Madej, and other long time respected AD staff didn't try to go above DBs head.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The QB battle for 2016 should||
The QB battle for 2016 should be heated.
LOL, not if Harbaugh takes all the reps
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I mean, it wasn't a great||
I mean, it wasn't a great route bc he didn't get himself open, so in a way we know it was partially on perry. But still, it's on joth
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Wantstead is roasting hackenberg and psu. He's good||
Wantstead is roasting hackenberg and psu. He's good
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thank god we have a great TV network on which to watch this pc.||
Thank god we have a great TV network on which to watch this pc.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||volatility my cinserest of||
my cinserest of apolagies
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I think there was a huge||
I think there was a huge difference in the offense from last year to this year and in one word, it was volitility.
sure there were TOs, but they weren't a result of the QB derping it up when a play completely broke down due to 3-4 simultaneous cases of poor execution or bad recognition. Every play you could tell the QB and everyone knew where they were going. Sure, Perry fucked up and yes Kalis and a few other OLs had some bad plays. Rudock made 5 bad throws that were game changers out of 35 or so. But the last 4 years the offense was an unfolded lawn chair where 1/4 plays were 3-10 yard losses due to plays getting derped up by half the team, 1/4 plays were successful b/c the QB or RB or WB would make a backyard ball play when things fell apart. 1/4 were power for no yards, 1/4 were "fuckit, lets go back to the belly option- hey it worked". In a way I feel for the opposing coaches who lost to us because it has to hurt to know that an offense like that pulled shit out of their ass to beat them instead of sound offensive disiplined football.
It's very clear that the last 4 years there was a system the coaches tried to teach, the players didn't get it, then the coaches scrapped it and went another way, etc etc rinse repeat. This year there is a system they have ACTUALLY TAUGHT to these guys. No it doesn't get 12 yards every play. Yes, TOs still happen. No, we don't have supreme talent at any position but TE. But the most clear thing from Thursday night is that the offense has a system that the players understand and will get better at in the long run. Teach Kalis to actually block the 1st fucking guy he sees, teach Perry not to drift in his routes, teach the RBs to hit the fucking hole.
The other thing is that it's nice to have 10 days b/t game 1 & 2. Lots of stuff to review and I expect a huge improvement for OSU (NTOSU) and an equally huge improvement by the time we get into B10 play.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||this thread had been crazy||
this thread had been crazy
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. bayesian analysis is||
I agree. bayesian analysis is bayesain - at worst, NW beat a solid P5 team. at best, PSU got shellacked by a bad non-P5 team. if they played tomorrow, who wins?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||this is awful. just awful||
this is awful. just awful
|4 weeks 1 day ago||IDK if it's cause I'm getting||
IDK if it's cause I'm getting old, or if it's that M already played and lost 2 days ago, but this new GameDay is fucking turrible.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||says the guy with Dom Fucking||
says the guy with Dom Fucking Ingerson in his avatar? Jesus Christ, man
|4 weeks 1 day ago||funny, I thought Michigan||
funny, I thought Michigan was playing in the game they were calling. And they were playing just one other team.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||coffee table book.... ABOUT||
coffee table book.... ABOUT coffee tables?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||could you really distinguish||
could you really distinguish this from a Hoke game?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Line needs to open more||
Line needs to open more holes.
Defense was about what you could hope for but still can't generate TOs.
SPECIAAL TEAMS! DAT PUNT DOE
Rudock throwing to young WRs, man. WRs are a key element of an effecient passing game and it was glaringly obvious why that is last night.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||So do not post your random||
So do not post your random thought, your "hot take," or your halftime review in a seperate thread. It creates clutter and more than anything, you're no better than the rest of us.
this rule obviously doen't apply to me.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||M 17<br>U 14||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||can't believe this is a 4 as||
can't believe this is a 4 as a group. Every year there is one position group where Brian plays up his anxiety about almost everyone and then BOOM 4/5
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Position: fannybacker (FB)1st||
Position: fannybacker (FB)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||well, I guess we have to just||
well, I guess we have to just take your word for it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||don't mind jg - he's a||
don't mind jg - he's a minnesota homer and routinely predicts the goofers to win 10 every year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If Hoke were coach, I'd||
If Hoke were coach, I'd predict the same.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The end off off topic season||
The end off off topic season doesn't mean simply not typing "OT" on posts
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I had to learn fortran on my||
I had to learn fortran on my ow. in grad school.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||that was my freshman year.||
that was my freshman year. since the game was 10 days before the semester started, I watched on TV. arrived for orientation in A2 3-4 days later and saw them play Miami(OH) the next week.
Orgo I + Lab fridays 1-5 (bruuuutal)
Got hockey tix with my future wife for $87 a month later.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||my luggage combination||
1 2 3 4 5
|5 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||6.022x10^23||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Me == Homer, Donuts == Content||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I, too, am also fine with M||
I, too, am also fine with M blowing out the opponent. Indeed.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Lol E!!!||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||1) M2) USC (the 1st half)3)||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||More looking forward to the||
More looking forward to the movies- spectre, ep7, ep7 in imax and ep7 again
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Roses are Red So is||
Roses are Red
So is Bacon
Rhyming is hard
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You rang?||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||remember 2 years ago when||
remember 2 years ago when everyone thought 2015 would be the year? Upperclass experience and talent on the OL & DL, veteran LBers, talented potential at RB & WR. Solid DB play. Schedule sets up perfectly. All we needed was a QB.
Well, we might just have one in Rudock. 2015 is the year. It's gonna happen.
What? I'm not completely insane. Right? Right.... guys? Right?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Illinois does a series of||
Illinois does a series of horrible things culminating in an intentional grounding safety. I hope you appreciate that I am exposing myself to lethal levels of Illinois here.
I would think watching an inept football team and realizing that it's not Michigan would be enjoyable
|5 weeks 5 days ago||http://youtu.be/3Yywsm3K1W8||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, as much as the last 4||
Yes, as much as the last 4 years have been a disaster, I'd rather have Harbaugh for 2015-2030 than 2010-2016
|5 weeks 6 days ago||honestly, if you ran into DB||
honestly, if you ran into DB on the street what would you say to him?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||how is Harbaugh going to get them off the sub?||
Wait a minute. We don't have to figure out how to get the crew off the sub. He's already done that, he would have had to. All we gotta do is figure out what he's gonna do. So how's he gonna get the crew off the sub.
They have to want to get off. How do you get a crew to want to get off a submarine? How do you get a crew to want to get off a nuclear sub...
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||find a money markey account||
find a money markey account with .5-.75% rate from a local CU. Probably the safest place with the highest return. good liquididty for the purpose of that money
|6 weeks 1 day ago||oh... ffffuck all||
oh... ffffuck all
|6 weeks 2 days ago||9-3 year. 3-1 and 6-2. I||
9-3 year. 3-1 and 6-2. I think we fall short of the BTTG with a loss to OSU at the end
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This is not the place for these people. May I suggest...||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You guys are on fire today||
You guys are on fire today
|6 weeks 6 days ago||yeah, they're called,||
yeah, they're called, "doctors."
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Hello Hawkeye Hockey ^ I||
Hello Hawkeye Hockey
^ I just came up with that just now.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I like em||
I like em
|7 weeks 1 day ago||IIRC, back int he day it was||
IIRC, back int he day it was easier to just show the stadium scoreboard to display the score on TV (as opposed to a CG graphic). So ABC would just prop up a little sign when they had the game so everytime to score was shown on TV, it also said "abc". I'm sure they needed permission from M, but I doubt they paid any fees for that.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Gasp? LarryDavid.jpg||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||over 6? sooo... 7? or 11||
sooo... 7? or 11 million?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||how this thread will||
how this thread will go:
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Loser is put to death?||
Loser is put to death? Honestly, I'd go with a trophy for the winner and the loser that the loser had to display in his house. Ref: the league on fx
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I, for one, prefer||
I, for one, prefer palendromic seat capacities.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Never dip your pen in the||
Never dip your pen in the company ink
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The real question is, will||
The real question is, will relish support the condiment party or run independently? It could hand the election directly to the bread party
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Manon||
Manon Rheaume is the coolest hockey name ever.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||What the hell does this have to do with mark dantonio? OT||
What the hell does this have to do with mark dantonio? OT
|8 weeks 5 days ago||it was a much different game||
it was a much different game than we know today. the ball was about half-way b/t the size of a modern baseball and a golfball. the gloves we more like padded driving gloves (fingerless). no strikes were called, IIRC as the pitcher would get a warning if a good faith attempt were NOT made to pitch a hittable ball. fields had no fences and often had trees, train tracks or other objects in the the middle of play.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||you guys get him anything||
you guys get him anything yet? I'm having trouble - what do you get the guy who has everything?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think consciousness||
I don't think consciousness is required for super intelligence - just a very good recursive learning algorithm + processor speed + energy + memory.
we already have processor speed exceeding that of biological brains (by 9+ orders of magnitude). We likely already have memory that exceeds bilogical brains (tho not at a pricepoint that makes it likely that we develop HLMI in less than 20 years). I think the learning algorithm is inevitable and likely very soon (10-20 years?) to be written. The key will be energy effeciency - the 20 W the human brain uses is miniscule compared to the Megawatts a machine would require.
I was unconvinced that we should worry about this based solely on the consciousness and machine morality arguements, but that article negated both of those for me. The scariest part is not that the machines would likely kill us all (amorally or not), it's that either way it goes ("good" for humans or bad), it will lead to a fundamental change to how life is lived (and defined, really) on this planet. So significant a change that we likely could barely recognise it as life as we know it today.
Also, I am now firmly in the camp that alien intelligent life greater than ours does not exist.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I love how people talk about||
I love how people talk about the late 90s like its the stone ages
|9 weeks 2 days ago||This guy must be nuts||
This guy must be nuts
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Don't drive angry||
Don't drive angry
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Dodge anything. Except the||
Dodge anything. Except the original Durango - that looked sweet to me back in 98
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I guess, but they also are||
I guess, but they also are likely wondering just what they'd have to offer the next school to compete with NIke. b/c whatever the +$X million they offered Michigan was not enough.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||it's the WD clause||
it's the WD clause
|11 weeks 4 days ago||actually it does the||
actually it does the opposite?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think UA is "pumped"||
I don't think UA is "pumped" - they did allegedly get turned down by M while offering a bigger contract
|11 weeks 4 days ago||On the other hand, taxonomic||
On the other hand, taxonomic nomenclature has been almost completely revamped as biologists have learned more and more about the diversity of extant and extinct life -- it now seeks to describe the phylogeny of life (patterns of evolutionary descent), rather than simple similarity. Astronomical nomenclature could definitely use a similar update so that it reflects something real.
This is true. But that's what they essentially did by reclassifying Pluto- it's not just looks and size, it's about how it evolved to it's current state. The orbit (and a few other things) suggests it did not form like/with the rest of the solar system. Size, volcanic activity and current satellites are similarity classifications. Evidence of formation mechanisms describe Pluto's evolution to it's current state.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I thought we agreed to keep||
I thought we agreed to keep our relationship private justingoblue. I can't believe you wouldn't talk to me about this first.
[melodramatically storms out in tears]
|11 weeks 5 days ago||so this is what Captain||
so this is what Captain America feels like.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||they don't use tape anymore||
they don't use tape anymore
|11 weeks 6 days ago||More helicopter parents and||
More helicopter parents and less job security in the teaching profession.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||no. it's not like UNC - which||
no. it's not like UNC - which is easy to get into in state but less than 10% get in from OOS, IIRC,
|11 weeks 6 days ago||the admissions officer who||
the admissions officer who gave the talk I attended said the opposite. Place yourself in todays class and you'd be right there. Kind of like Babe Ruth being raised with today's nutrition and training regimens.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I attended a brief||
I attended a brief presentation from the office of Admissions about a month ago: due to population loss (or relativly low gain) the state isn't providing the best applicant pool. As a result, the %age of OOS student admittance has risen.
BTW, they also made it a point to hammer it in that the UofM would NEVER go private. I'm sure that's been a talking point for every talk an admissions officer gives. Seemed almost to belabor the point, IMO.
As an ASR living OOS, my communications from the admissions office has indicated that they are not excited to generate more applications unless they are from very compeditive students/schools. Any additional recruitment must be in a very targed manner to attract the best to apply.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||please explain?||
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||barman wears adidas||
barman wears adidas tights
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||I think it looks great, but Ep7 is gonna be great||
I think it looks great, but Ep7 is gonna be great
|12 weeks 1 day ago||let's pur some for our fallen||
let's pur some for our fallen comrades...
So many others others...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||probably an adidas watch||
probably an adidas watch
|12 weeks 3 days ago||when you reach such an||
when you reach such an advanced age as we do LSA, it's easy to start feeling blue when the Bdays roll by. Which is why we all chipped in to get you something to "perk you up."
Just make sure YOU answer the door next time the bell rings.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||it's gone silent. Last know||
it's gone silent. Last know location was 500 nautical miles NNE of the Lorentian Trench.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||is antonio bass on track to||
is antonio bass on track to play this fall?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I second.||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||quick poll: does one really||
quick poll: does one really need AWD/4WD?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||this is my plan as well- we||
this is my plan as well- we are on a low mileage lease and if we come way under (very likely) and the worth is way more than the Residual value, then we will likely finance to buy and either keep it or flip it to get the equity.
Or, if they dealer/manuf offers a crazy lease returnee deal, I'd consider that.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||it took this long to get to a||
it took this long to get to a mechagodzilla reference? for shame, MGoDenizens, for shame.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Notre Dame is their notre||
Notre Dame is their notre dame. Notre dame is everyone's notre dame.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||the Moyle flinched!||
the Moyle flinched!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||assuming a radical change in||
assuming a radical change in the TV structure is 15 years away, I would think those 15-20 years of TV contract money the B10 will have earned would be worth the price of admission for Rutgers and Maryland. They are making money hand of fist and the contract gets redone in about a year doesn't it? That means it's going to go up once again. and likely one more time before the TV structure change.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||It's not a beach if it's not||
It's not a beach if it's not on an ocean.
oh please. get over yourself
|13 weeks 4 days ago||uhh I don't know. I don't||
uhh I don't know. I don't know, you'll ahhhhhh have to ask my wife, Sarah. I don't know.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||free agency, pal. if||
free agency, pal. if anything, more NFL FAs are listenting to CC than 16-17 y/o recruits.
JH didn't need the media to get Stanford to 11 wins or the 9ers to the super bowl. he doesn't need the media to get M to 11 wins either.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||yep lord knows guys like||
yep lord knows guys like Harbaugh can't be successfull without the media support.
guys like Bill Belichick
and Jim Harbaugh
|13 weeks 4 days ago||As usual, Don gets it||
As usual, Don gets it right.
I'd just add that, "we shouldn't attribute to malice what we can attribute to incompetance." Except replace incompetance with indifference. Jim obvisouly doesn't care about these interviews, he cares about football. It's one of those things that are in his contract, so he was told he had to but he knows it really doesn't matter.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||harbaugh is a turrible 1st||
harbaugh is a turrible 1st baseman
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be really happy for WD||
I'll be really happy for WD
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Candle stick holders always make a nice gift. Ok let's get two!||
Candle stick holders always make a nice gift. Ok let's get two!
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Fwiw (not much), I've heard||
Fwiw (not much), I've heard it's a done deal, that it's Nike and the money is very good for Michigan (likely the biggest apparel contract among universities). The regents tend to rubber stamp things like this unless they don't for whatever reasons, but we will all likely hear in 2-3 weeks
|15 weeks 3 days ago||better than the 9-1 Hoke ran||
better than the 9-1 Hoke ran out on special teams
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||The deal with Nike is huge-||
The deal with Nike is huge- likely the largest of any university deal ever
|16 weeks 5 days ago||hey - I'll have you know I||
hey - I'll have you know I still own that jacket.
It's real and it's spectacular
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I once made it half way thru "Failure to Launch"|
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Good decision. I'm fucking||
Good decision. I'm fucking invincible.
|17 weeks 52 min ago||I agree, why would anyone||
I agree, why would anyone piss on superfan? Other than that terrible website or course
|17 weeks 53 min ago||Hi||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||LL softball double header||
LL softball double header this morning, bikeride in the afternoon.
maybe a nap, then mowing the yard.
so, basically the perfect Saturday
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Kind of old news no? Didn't||
Kind of old news no? Didn't Carmelo Anthony commit to cuse in like 2002?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I played in the wooden bat||
I played in the wooden bat hardball Rex league in a2 for years and I'll never forget one young kids at 1st would literally stand between the bag and the runner with a man on 1st. It was really awkward and just weird. If the pitcher three over you had to avoid his whole body- ??? Obstruction much???
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Daughters softball Michigan||
to hell with the nhl, aren't they due for a lockout?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think it was a||
I don't think it was a mistake to stay on 3rd with that potential DP ball.
1) it was hit thru the circle and the ONE think you CAN'T do is try to advance on a ball to the pitcher. You'd be meat.
2) that's what caused the hesitation (plus a low line drive).
3) with 0 out, you have to give your other 2 hitters a chance to hit you in.
that said, I expected a steal of 2nd on the 1st pitch to stay out of the DP and get that go-ahead run into scoring position. pinch runner, anything. plus you can pull an LSU on them (tho UF is a much better defensive team).
AFA the pitching decision, eh they won 28 straight and the last 4-5 games in teh tourney with this pattern of pitching. Hutch probably went in knowing that 1) UF was gonna score 2-3 runs so they have to score more than that anyway and that 2) if Betsa gave that up in teh 1st 1-2 innings she pulls her. it worked in teh past and it nearly did last night.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||is there a team captain?||
is there a team captain?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||college baseball coach||
college baseball coach.
or a ladies bicycle seat. /classic jackie mason
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Excelsior! ... The best<br><br>Ohio worst obvs||
Excelsior! ... The best
|18 weeks 2 days ago||amazing and dominant||
amazing and dominant performance. well done ladies!
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I didn't down vote you. I've||
I didn't down vote you. I've upvoted almost everyone in the thread including ipposing view points, fyi
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I've been quoted contract||
I've been quoted contract terms coming from HR people. "Well, according to the contract... we can't do that." which isn't the actually case - it's just easy for them to play the, "we can't b/c union" card. I wanted to take that card out of the deck.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||well, I come for the||
well, I come for the affirmation. I stay for the nike/adidas/apparel debates.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||wow, practicly the exact same||
wow, practicly the exact same thing. I'm pretty shocked at the bottom line nature and the amount of power the HR people have in these districts. I mean it's one thing to try and keep costs low, it's a whole different ball game to ignore the professional and expert opinions of those in education who have been doing the diligence to make a call on hiring. What a discouraging experience.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||oh yeah- if you need a||
oh yeah- if you need a (better) job and get a very good-great offer. take the darn thing. look for a raise at the 12-24 month timeline when you've proven your worth directly to your superiors. I've done that before, but I'm in a much different position now.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||well, the other end of the||
well, the other end of the coin is that I also have a job. It's a push. both sides were obvisously willing to say no. one has to say no 1st, and I just pushed them to that about 24hrs before I likely would have.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I saw the same thing re:||
I saw the same thing re: reddit! very weird
|18 weeks 3 days ago||agreed. huge flaw in the||
agreed. huge flaw in the system from a pure educational perspective of course.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Sir, I agree, but I read the||
Sir, I agree, but I read the contract and know the industry. What I asked for isn't unheard of and is reasonable. Now, maybe this place specifically has an internal policy of never ever considering beyond step XX for initial hires, but I had more leverage than they did and I knew that.
I'm sure they do feel good that they avoided having someone in the organization who knows they are worth more than what a union says and is willing to negotiate for that worth. And I'm sure they feel even better having a 2nd/3rd/4th choice candidate in the union who will never think to ask/demand more than what they are given.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||edited the details out but here you go:||
Thanks very much [HR lady]. I've read through the contract in detail. I'm very excited about the possibility of working at [New Place] and have heard very good feedback about the [New place] and people. I would just like to reiterate my experience prior to coming to [current place] in 20xx - this experience represents 3 full years of [direct experience] and 3-4 years of [tangential but nonetheless related] experience. I think it's fair for me to expect additional consideration for these various experiences in the field: 3 steps for the direct experience + 1 or 2 for the tangential experience would bring it from step 5 to step 9 or 10.According to Article 10.3 in the contract, "the board may extend additional credit at the time of employment. Such discretion may include other than [direct experience]."
I could have said explicitly I would listen to a counter offer if possible, but I decided to play it a bit more firmly due to A) knowing what I'm worth B) knowing I'm the 1st offer C) I have a job I'm decently happy with and D) knowing that those are reasonable requests offered in good faith in a professional manner while reiterating my sincere interest in the opportunity at the new place.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||they kind of don't, but there||
they kind of don't, but there is room in most district-union contracts I've read (and I *know* there is in this one) for the board/supintnt to place people onto a higher 'step' in the salary scale when hired initially. My current school did just that. So they can do it without too much red tape. they just didn't want to b/c of $5-8k? b/c the HR mgr didn't "feel like it?" b/c the 2nd choice would for sure take it no questions asked? pretty lame reasons if you're a parent in that district payin 6-8k in taxes every year.
the other point I agree with is, they do get plenty of apps and I'm sure a small handful are very solid candidates. but it still doesn't look good that the HR division of the district isn't taking the best candidate as recommended by the hiring committee (which, BTW consisted of a parent, 2-3 teachers, a student, 2 admins, and later on... the bldg principal and an assnt supintdnt). If I were a parent in that district that would be interesting info to know.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||yep, although I didn't need||
yep, although I didn't need the job, it was a solid option that caused plenty of stress going back and forth on the potential of both option for the better part of 3 weeks.
I'd be WAY more upset if I'm the hiring committee and chair who had to schedule all these rounds, call references, check papers, etc etc etc, when one simple questions likely avoids a big fraction of that. PLUS, wtf, WE (speaking for the hiring committee/chair) decided on this guy - wtf do you as the HR director know about jack shit re: these candidates?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||yep, everything I've read is||
yep, everything I've read is that it's a huge red flag,
|18 weeks 3 days ago||yeah, I didn't just ask for||
yeah, I didn't just ask for X% more or even site general market medians, I reiterated my interest in the position, explained the additional unique experience that I felt wasn't accounted for in their offer and asked if there was room for additional compensation as a reult of that.
Now, maybe I was too forceful/blunt (it was over email) but I didn't think so.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||that could very well be the||
that could very well be the case. but I was asked to apply by someone at the place, they called me mid morning the day the posting expired, they called me the morning after the 1st interview to set up round 2, they contacted my references very quickly who subsequently told me they are looking at me as a top candidate if not the #1, and they offered me the position the next business day after the 2nd interview. It was kind of obvious. but there couls have been candidate 1A, 1B, 1C. but the difference b/t 1A and 1B is the same as the difference b/t 1 and 2 when the rubber meets the road. it's semantics.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I received the 1st offer and||
I received the 1st offer and they contacted me first to set of interviews, contacted my references within hours of my interviews, and having talked to my references they gave me a very good indication I was the top candidate.
I think there was a solid internal candidate who I'm sure would take the job for whatever they offer and do well. nbd.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||after the offer was pulled by||
after the offer was pulled by HR lady, I called the head of the interview committee to thank her for the opportunity, the give her posititve feedback about the people I met and the high quality process and to tell her the HR lady pulled the offer b/c I tried to negotiate.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is as close as||
I think this is as close as it gets, but it wouldn't require approval by the union b/c there's a clause in the contract that says the board in control is authorized to allow additional compensation at their discresion.
So yes, there are additional hoops to jump through but no real union issues. the thing is with the union, you can't get anywhere once you're in, there is only flexibility in where they place you on the step scale when hired (and pay isn't tied to seniority).
so it's doubly important to negotiate starting pay in this union compared to non-unions at will positions.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I think this might be the||
I think this might be the closest to the truth, along with the union related issues that the HR person just didn't want to personally deal with.
I am sure there were at least 2-3 other candidates who would be more than adequate in the position, but it is still frustrating that they basically pulled the offer assuming they can just get their 2nd choice for what amounts to a difference of 5-8k/year. We're not talking stock options and 6 figures here.