in town for free camps
|3 weeks 6 days ago||There's nothing like||
There's nothing like quintupling a grammatical error.
|9 weeks 20 hours ago||I did the exact same thing,||
I did the exact same thing, but is that really a guilty pleasure? I'm not ashamed of listening to (nearly all) 80s music.
Old - Like a prayer - Madonna. It has an aura that I really like, but I'm not going to sing along publicly.
New(er) - Tearin' up my heart - N'Sync. Yes, I'm a heterosexual male. The song is still extremely catchy and the lyrics are pretty much spot on.
New - Wrecking ball (not the chorus) - Miley Cyrus. I still hate the chorus, but I like the first verse a lot.
Still hated: Katy Perry songs not named "Hot and Cold" or "Teenage Dream". I do genuinely like both of those songs though.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Going to a less accomplished||
Going to a less accomplished school does not make you stupid or a bad person or a failure in life. However, it's foolish to claim that because some students at a school (including you) could have gone to a higher-level school, all students at both schools are therefore equivalent.
What matters more than the name of a school is what a person accomplishes there. Still, if you're relying on UM-Dearborn or Flint to have the same type of name recognition as Ann Arbor, you will be sorely disappointed unless you just say "Michigan" or "U of M".
|10 weeks 6 days ago||While I agree that the||
While I agree that the weakest teams in an 8 team playoff won't deserve to be in the playoff, I heard that one year a two loss team even won the national championship. Should that championship just have automatically gone to the one loss BCS team at the end of the season? The absolute number of losses isn't necessarily a good gauge; it's a function of how well teams are playing that particular season.
(2007 season, 2008 championship game LSU over OSU for the record).
I am fine with 4 or 6 teams. I hate the idea of 8 teams. Unlike many people on this board, I would rather exclude some unworthy teams rather than include every possible team. Every top 8 team stands a chance in a given game, even if it's less than 10%. The regular season should count for a lot and some teams don't deserve to make the cut. If they don't want to whine, they shouldn't lose so much during the regular season.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Can she handle the cold? If||
Can she handle the cold? If not, it's out of the question. If she can, I'm not sure why the two of you would want to stay somewhere if you both have jobs you hate. Money is hardly everything with two working adults, particularly if you aren't planning on a six pack of kids.
I have to say, I don't really get the relatives thing. If you see them a few times a year, that seems fine; we live in a modern era of communication and blah blah. Use Meetup to make friends or something, even if social interaction seems to dwindle as you move away from college and so on.
Also, Arizona is known for having a certain "climate"... and I'm not talking about the weather. Some people will hate to leave that while others would be happy to get away. That might be a factor.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Goodbye Brandon. It [hasn't]||
It [hasn't] been nice.
I hope you find your
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Beck seems like a much better||
Beck seems like a much better option than Frost. I don't really understand what is so good about Frost, as Oregon's offense started very good and roughly stayed that way. Even GERG managed to not ruin Texas's defense the one year he was there.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Well, duh on results vs||
Well, duh on results vs recruiting. The information is easy to get and it's probably better than nothing, because stars are correlated with performance even though correlations aren't perfect and I'm tired of people having to explain this.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Meh. I'd prefer that Hoke||
Meh. I'd prefer that Hoke got suspended for 1-2 games to show that we don't screw around with concussions. I think that I would demand that of a rival's coach that did the same thing, unintentional or not. i don't feel like rooting for Michigan this game, and I stuck through '08, '09, '10, '13, and various other seasons.
There should at least be fierce competition at the game about whose athletic director sucks more. We should win that easily, because This Is Michigan.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||And if we had done things the||
And if we had done things the same way at 5-0? I brooded and I would have supported a 1-2 game suspension for Hoke. While this issue may be symptomatic, it's not really the end of the world and wouldn't merit a firing (unlike what I thought on Saturday).
Now, to be fair, I saw plenty of comments from fans of other schools (including some that would presumably want Hoke around for practical reasons) that Hoke should be fired for what he did on Saturday. I'm not sure that I see nearly as many of those when it appears that Hoke was painfully ignorant rather than throwing out Shane as a sacrificial lamb/to make a point/TOUGHNESS.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I have no idea what the OP is||
I have no idea what the OP is talking about after reading the post. How this offense looks promising is beyond me. The one checkmark reached with the offense is that the OL is more of a line rather than two points and nothingness.
Devin just seems lost.
I can't believe Nussmeier is being talked up by some people here as an interim coach. Nussmeier inherited a record-setting quarterback (single game) and managed to get lots of regression and the first shutout in 30some years. Sure, Devin isn't as good as that one game, but he isn't as bad as this.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Burn it and you make water||
Burn it and you make water (along with CO2 and some other stuff); it's not that hard. Turning it into useful fuel with high yield would be impressive.
What's wrong with fertilizer as an option here? Making fertilizer is often going to be from natural gas, which is already useful for other reasons.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Family matter was a lie in||
Family matter was a lie in that it should only cover subjects that mainly affect Brendan Gibbons and his family. If it's just "a matter that his family would care about", then that covers everything that affects Brendan Gibbons, which would only make the statement true in politician land. I don't understand the need to rationalize Hoke's statement because he was only lying to reporters, or something. Say that he was wrong and move on rather than try to torture words into fitting a more benign interpretation.
Seriously, some of the comments here state that it's good that Hoke lied because it got reporters to not ask more questions. That is stupid.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Colbert's actually funny,||
Colbert's actually funny, unlike Jimmy Fallon, so it's a good step for late night. The fraction of talk in those talk shows is just too high without amazing guests however. The half hour format gives a much smaller fraction of banal conversation.
I'm still surprised to see this happen just because late night does not seem like a meritocracy.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Actually, there's very likely||
Actually, there's very likely a negative correlation between watching porn and prostate cancer, as regular ejaculation has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. I'm not kidding.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Hardly a hidden diamond in||
Hardly a hidden diamond in the rough, but Dexter is certainly worth watching if you have a lot of time. If you like the show, I've found it's sometimes easier to pause in the middle of an episode rather than deal with the cliffhanger they sometimes throw in at the end of an episode.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Wow... I was sure this was a||
Wow... I was sure this was a clickbait title. Nice find. How do you summarize the career of someone who was responsible for some of the best and worst offensive days at Michigan?
That does make me wonder if perhaps DB is taking a heavier hand on the reins.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Well said? I realize that||
Well said? I realize that you could agree with him (although you shouldn't), but that post was clearly not "well said".
Also, Michigan is supposed to be the one that competes with Ohio for recruits in Ohio.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yeah, sucks for them.||
Yeah, sucks for them. Beating Oregon by five scores is not what Lloyd Carr would have done.
I'm not really trying to cause trouble, just pointing out the relatively obvious retort.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||As much as I'm sure we want||
As much as I'm sure we want to find ways to be offended, RR was pleased that the basketball team honored him and didn't say a thing negative about Michigan in the article. Arizona can be mildly obnoxious if they want, but I don't think that it reflects badly on RR.
Thus, who cares?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I'm definitely in favor of||
I'm definitely in favor of keeping the blog classy. I do feel like you're dodging the key question though: will we eventually get OSU and even Iowa UFRs over the next few weeks?
Also, people will probably mind moody posts less if you put a disclaimer at the top of the post stating that you're unusually outraged or numb about something. A little warning goes a long way.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||The line of scrimmage bit||
The line of scrimmage bit made me laugh while also making me feel sad, which takes some skill to pull off. Thank you for that.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I think we should have won||
I think we should have won TUS. Northwestern's loss was a dagger to the heart continuing a series of losses while our loss was a Robocop-esque annihilation that cost us the division, most of our superiority complex, and any optimism about our offense. (I'm referring to what happened to Alex Murphy.)
|1 year 36 weeks ago||So... they did what half the||
So... they did what half the people on this blog have been doing since the Penn State game?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||You make a lot of sense sir.||
You make a lot of sense sir.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I thought Anchorman was mediocre to good||
Frankly, Will Ferrell is unimpressive in any starring role except for Talladega Nights (which actually deserves the praise that Anchorman gets). He's best as an unhinged side character. I was unimpressed by the smoking crack (spoiler!) in the trailer... hopefully the gags will be better on average in the actual movie.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Straw man syndrome: a||
Straw man syndrome: a condition where posters on a message board create and then destroy a straw man to make their point.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Unless Newt Gingrich was||
Unless Newt Gingrich was actually a walk-on who was offsides on his one major football play, no politics.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||When did a current Michigan||
When did a current Michigan player become off topic? Stop misusing tags.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I definitely agree. The||
I definitely agree. The "Urban Meyer connection" is a red herring to generate more pageviews and incite the masses. It's a bit depressing to see people gloat over this just because the coach of our biggest rival was mentioned in a negative light.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Link?||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Seriously, people. A forum||
Seriously, people. A forum thread is no place to express your opinion.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Surprisingly, Pat Forde does||
Surprisingly, Pat Forde does not make it on my list of 25 best sports writers. He did however place above #12 on my list of most annoying sports personalities.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Bullshit right back to you||
A job gives you a salary. Losing money over time while being in college and having a 40 hour/week activity on top of classes is not the same thing. You sound like survival is a privilege, but I bet you'd be throwing a hissy fit if you even got paid only as much as an English teacher. The fact is, your education has less value the more time you have to spend paying for it, because you have less time to study and pump up your GPA.
Feel free to never ask for a raise or try to improve your life (even though you are), but don't complain when others do.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I find it interesting that||
I find it interesting that New York got bailed out by the federal government in the 70s, yet I haven't heard a thing about federal assistance for Detroit. I'm not saying Detroit deserves federal assistance to pay their debts, but it is a sign of different times...
Interesting how over a million people left New York before they got their bailout and the city was widely regarded as being in decline. It's a shame that they never ever recovered.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||With a move like that, he||
With a move like that, he should be a professional soccer player.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||From the title, I was hoping||
From the title, I was hoping for a canada-themed helmet with a maple leaf, snow, and/or the chief as a mountie.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||No kidding, I was sure he||
No kidding, I was sure he would head back to the NFL within two years of returning to USC.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Harvard is not strong in||
Harvard is not strong in engineering. I also think that a self-motivated person who intends to attend grad school will probably be better off without being $100,000 in debt, since the top students at good (and not-so-good) universities will get into the top grad schools without going to Harvard or MIT. As an example, one person in the Chemistry graduate department at my current school, which is ranked ~6, went to Eastern Michigan for undergrad.
There are definite advantages to being a big shot at a lower-ranked school; professors will want you to do research for them, you'll be "the smart person", and you'll be able to focus more on getting a high GPA in your major. The trick is that you need that high GPA and some good involvement to really stand out.
All that being said, Harvard is a better choice than Michigan for most majors at the same cost, but standing out at either school is more important than the choice of school.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||He committed at the end of||
He committed at the end of April and Alabama is still recruiting him. Why is he not allowed to be irritated that they won't leave him alone? It would be in bad taste if he flushed the letter during a committment ceremony, but once he's picked his school, coaches should know that recruiting him comes with some risk.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Well, if you have more||
Well, if you have more qualified students interested in your school than you can accept, raising tuition is quite doable. If you are currently accepting the maximum number of out of state students that are qualified, raising tuition will drive some of them away. I don't consider it 100% causality, but there's an effect there.
In other words, raising tuition tends to decrease enrollment in a vacuum; getting more students to pay more tuition is due to some outside factor (possibly named Nick Saban).
|2 years 10 weeks ago||You wrote that whole post on||
You wrote that whole post on a phone? You are more hardcore than I.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Why are people bashing the||
Why are people bashing the West division... All that division has done is contain 3/4 of the all the Big Ten title attendees. The teams of the West division contained a top ten team in the majority of years over the last decade anyway (exceptions: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012). Also, in 2007, 2008, and 2012, the presumed title game attendees from the West (Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska) beat the top eligible team from the East (OSU,PSU, Michigan) during the regular season. (Yes, I'm aware Nebraska and Michigan were in the same division last year; I'm talking about the future East-West split.)
Yay Big Two, Little Twelve and all that, but maybe we should go to and win a B10 title game before talking trash.
Also, Michigan has now missed out on being the division mentioned in its fight song twice in a row (Leaders, then West).
|2 years 15 weeks ago||It's hardly hurtful to have||
It's hardly hurtful to have someone correct a grammatical mistake, whether it was due to ignorance or not. Developing good writing habits comes in handy when making an impression on potential employers, among many other things. I don't see why this correction is unjust.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Er, I think Maryland will be||
Er, I think Maryland will be fighting them for being the punchline of the division. Your comment works for the Big Ten but not the B1G Ten.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||The OP should have put OT on||
The OP should have put OT on this post. If an OT post is labeled OT, then complaining that an OT post is OT is just being a dick to the OP and others, some of which could be OPs in other OT threads.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||"The problem with this||
"The problem with this article is that statistics can be misused to prove pretty much anything you want. What they should be looking at is the outliers."
Oh, internet commenters.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks for the link. I||
Thanks for the link. I wasn't thrilled by the first sentence, but other than that it was an interesting read. It really doesn't sound like 10 home games will happen, and he was very open that seven home games were a requirement to make the economics work.
I wish there were somewhat tougher questions though, but you can't have everything. 11W is constrained by being an enemy site, and is thus required to be rather restrained to not seem partisan.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Hey, give him a little credit||
Hey, give him a little credit for the Arrington to Manningham pass in '07. He's mostly but not 100% uncreative.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Spending on a FBS student:||
Spending on a FBS student: $13,628
Spending on a FBS athlete: $91.936
Spending every night on the phone with your fictional girlfriend: priceless
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I'll be that guy and say that||
I'll be that guy and say that OT in the topic would be helpful.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Great link. Perhaps we as||
Great link. Perhaps we as Michigan fans naturally notice the people who hate us more. I do wonder how much that would change if that excluded football... although I guess I wouldn't care so much.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I definitely do the single||
I definitely do the single "ha" thing. I'm reluctant to use abbreviations and "ha" is also easier to type than "lol"...
Also, overuse of ha means that you sound like that dude from the all your base video.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I sure do like that||
I sure do like that picture...
|2 years 32 weeks ago||You stated expansion was||
You stated expansion was inevitable and based it on nothing... The Big Ten will have a spot based on ranking whether it's 10, 11, 12, or 14 teams. If the idea is that somehow the added conference depth from Maryland and Rutgers will give the Big Ten an autobid to the giant playoff, I think that's stupid.
If we absolutely had to expand, we should have picked up Texas A&M (who I don't like, but actually adds a lot of value by virtue of being in Texas) + one other (don't really care between the alternatives). Somehow the most valuable brand in college athletics ended up taking two second-rate schools in a desperate attempt to follow the SEC and ACC. This is only good for people who hate college sports (and Rutgers and Maryland fans, who I assume probably do).
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Your improper use of "you're"||
Your improper use of "you're" is making my brain hurt. You should probably try to figure out contractions before criticizing others.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I want MSU to lose, because I||
I want MSU to lose, because I root for Michigan to win the conference. As for hoping a rival does not lose when they aren't playing another rival, it all depends on whether we need the league to look good for national title purposes or BCS at-large purposes. If we need the league to look good, I'll swallow my disgust (temporarily); if not, screw 'em.
This does not mean I root for Ohio to win.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||It's the right thing to do.||
It's the right thing to do. Yet again, Brady Hoke proves he is the right man to coach for Michigan.
|3 years 2 days ago||They could have made the||
They could have made the video go from terrible to merely bad by just playing some loud music in the background... music excuses many follies.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I took the test four years||
I took the test four years ago. Generally, get plenty of sleep and never ever stay up late cramming the night before these sorts of exams.
For the math:
Make sure you can do ALL of the math in the test in a timely fashion, and be sure to double check your work. It will probably be review, unless you missed learning about standard deviations at some point. There was some official prep material from the GRE itself, if I remember; that should suffice for a review. If you're going into engineering or some math-centric field, you really do want a high score. The top 6% get an 800, and I don't think there's much of a margin for error since the questions cover low level math.
For the verbal;
I thought cramming was pointless and impossible, until my Korean-born undergrad, who lacks much of a vocabulary, got a 620 or so on the test by cramming for a month. That being said, it's probably not worth that much effort unless you need a high verbal score. You should perhaps read a few books, learn a few root words, and learn to guess intelligently based on said roots or similarities to other words.
Also, don't stress out about the test; that's a good way to get a bad score.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||That picture needs to show up||
That picture needs to show up more often.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I mean, we don't gloat about||
I mean, we don't gloat about it to the same extent when we beat MSU, but I don't see anyone throwing out the wins over JLS teams because those teams kinda sucked. Losses are losses. The streak woul be a misleading prediction of the future, but it still happened.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I'm going to be a dick and||
I'm going to be a dick and point out that apostrophes are meant for possessives or contractions unless you are Shakespeare. If you aren't sure that you need to use an apostrophe, you shouldn't...
|3 years 12 weeks ago||If our team had played||
If our team had played slightly worse, we would have lost to ND, OSU, and VT. This is really the wrong team for playing the "what if" game, given that our loss to MSU wasn't exactly a close loss and Iowa would have required a lot of favorable events for us to win. (As a general rule, if you are hoping for a game-tying series of events followed by "having the momentum" in overtime, you weren't that close to winning.) I don't believe that a spot in the national title game is anywhere near likely, and I'd rather enjoy the season instead of having to freak out if something doesn't go our way. Being a tentative favorite for the Big Ten title ought to be good enough, and that's still doable with one or two losses as long as we can do well in our division.
I reserve the right to irrationally become optimistic when the season starts, however.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I assume that she had a niche||
I assume that she had a niche as the second writer for fluffier pieces; as the sole operator of the blog, I'd expect some harder research added in. She has had some missteps, although the only one that comes to the top of my mind is when she wrote a piece about Sarah Palin's take on Sandusky... politics on sports blogs = ugh. I will give her a fair chance and I would not write her off too soon.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Uh, everyone knows that||
Uh, everyone knows that Shakespeare was just a product of his offensive line. Also, he took his 40 time from another player.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Sure, but I thought that the||
Sure, but I thought that the chance to drive drunk and not miss any playing time would have been a good draw at ND.
Seriously, Brian Kelly can kiss my ass for that one.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Beaver took off well before||
Beaver took off well before signing day, so we actually had time to find a replacement, unlike ND (probably). What ever happened to that other quarterback recruit anyway...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||A better title would include||
A better title would include "5 star's mom alleges", since she's a questionable source in this whole process.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||He took a terrible, terrible||
He took a terrible, terrible team and got it to bowl games. He would be a very good hire, given the awkward timing of search; most teams in analogous situations end up with Derek Dooley or that guy who left Pitt after one year.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Er, I don't once remember the||
Er, I don't once remember the color of anyone's skin being an issue throughout this horrible scandal.
On the other hand, some PSU fans are doing a really crappy job of judging people by the content of their character.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Thank you for the point about||
Thank you for the point about NIxon. He will always be a caricature of evil for many people, but his legacy is much more complex than that. It's difficult to figure out what to say about JoePa, but hopefully people can learn that the least you can do is not enough.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I'm still more impressed by||
I'm still more impressed by this Trinity sports team:
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Well, it might have helped||
Well, it might have helped Wisconsin if they played a non-conference schedule. So, I'd say strength of schedule actually played a role there.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Maybe he should be fired...||
Maybe he should be fired... is someone going to give Tressel a call?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||1. Heisman 2. Rose Bowl||
2. Rose Bowl win
Both of those are technically within reach, and he will get to prove that he's not just a byproduct of the import from NC State. It will be much harder for Wisconsin to win the conference this year, but if they do, he will get full credit.
Yes, going pro would probably be right if he was profit-maximizing. Not every player is.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||That's not a bad scenario,||
That's not a bad scenario, but Dooley won't last that long. Ah, the wrenches that life throws into our plans.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Their offense functions more||
Their offense functions more like it's run by MacGruber.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||He will not be missed. They||
He will not be missed. They say his son will be next in line, but I hear that Craig James is trying to get into politics and is crazy. Perhaps a surprise leader will emerge?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Tebow is like the||
Tebow is like the anti-Lebron. Fascinating.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||He is a Heisman talent, but||
He is a Heisman talent, but he does too many stupid things (smoking synthetic marijuana and getting caught, throwing away a ball before he crossed the goal liine) to be the Heisman winner this year. He should at least be a frontrunner for next year, however.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||If the members of a football||
If the members of a football conference are a majority from mid-majors, shouldn't the conference itself be a mid-major? I'll keep my fingers crossed (no offense to you, but I'm just tired of the autobid nonsense).
However, thanks for the info.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Is that sarcasm or did you||
Is that sarcasm or did you misspell genius?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I wouldn't trust him to||
I wouldn't trust him to contain water in a cup. There would probably be a massive breakdown and the water would seep into the endzone untouched.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||I agree; apostrophe's should||
I agree; apostrophe's should not be abus'e'd.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||That's fine with me. They||
That's fine with me. They would have two losses if they played any Big Ten team's schedule.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Every team that has tried to||
Every team that has tried to beat LSU has failed miserably so far, with the exception of Alabama which had a close failure. The "anyone has a chance to win" argument is bad because most teams that try, do not win. Winning those big games each year is more than most teams would do in their place.
As for the one stupid loss argument, did all those USC teams 2006-2008 suck because they had one stupid conference loss each year?
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Well, their offense is almost||
Well, their offense is almost certainly going to get better. A coordinator would be just as good as a coach in that regard.
Also, I'd be reluctant, if I were a good offensive guy, to be the head coach at a school with a rock bottom offense. If they don't have talent, you're gonna look bad no matter what.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I remember one year, we||
I remember one year, we scored 39 on a team; the next year, after we returned most of our offense and they returned most of their defense, we scored 3 points on them. Experience can count.
Henne was injured too, but that doesn't prove my point nearly as well.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Turner Gill did a terrible||
Turner Gill did a terrible job at Kansas that belied his previous record. The success story for teams that are terrible for the first two years is what, Ron Zook?
The racial bias in coaching seems to be more in who gets hired than who gets fired. African-American coaches have tended not to get shots at good jobs. For the examples I can think of (Turner Gill, Randy Shannon, Ty Willingham), the firings were justified each time.
I'd add that a big fuss over the justified firing of a black coach is actually a deterrent for schools that seek to hire a black coach who don't want to deal with potential negative publicity.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||The only real contender I see||
The only real contender I see is Oklahoma State, who essentially lost twice when Oklahoma lost again. They needed that win to establish themselves as having a better resume than Alabama. They still have a chance... maybe... if they win out. However, if the media decides that they don't, then they don't (due to the Harris poll). The computers still like them a lot.
Stanford can piss off. They barely beat USC who barely beat Oregon who lost to LSU by quite a bit, and their schedule is weak.
Virginia Tech can piss off x2. They have a terrible schedule and play in a bad conference.
Boise lost to a two-loss TCU team and has a weak schedule. Maybe if Georgia wins the SEC, I'd reconsider.
Houston has a terrible, terrible schedule. Are they even better than Michigan (not a title contender for this year)? They can go away and hope that they get a nice BCS bowl.
I don't like Alabama at all, but they are a lot more legitimate than most of the other contenders.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||No one wants to talk about||
No one wants to talk about our last win over a BCS bowl team? The 20-point clobbering of the Big East champion?
Yeah, me neither.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||1. Florida vs Alabama 2.||
1. Florida vs Alabama
2. Whichever two teams last played in the super bowl
3. Players vs managers (NBA)
4. Northwestern vs fan apathy
5. Big East vs objective football reality
Actually, #3 might be pretty high up there.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||The terrible pun in your||
The terrible pun in your comment is what makes it awesome. Nicely done.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Top 12 is automatic, top 16||
Top 12 is automatic, top 16 is also automatic since they'd be ranked higher than the Big East champion. However, they have to be ranked higher than Boise, so that's more important.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||The whole Pat Forde coverage||
The whole Pat Forde coverage of this situation has been mind-boggling in general. He's generally shown himself to be a total asshat, but his writing on this story has actually been quite good, dare I say insightful.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||There are a ton of Muck||
There are a ton of Muck Fichigan shirts around. I have not seen them wear the equivalent shirts for any other school. I've been a grad student at Illinois for four years and I have not seen the hatred change.
I watched the '09 game in the student section and was the only Michigan fan for at least 10 people in any direction. That really sucked; let's not speak of that again.
In terms of food, Dos Reales has some really good fajitas; it's a good dinner joint. Ask for more tortillas in advance; they never give you enough. I've never been there on gameday however.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Uh, I think people have heard||
Uh, I think people have heard of NAMBLA by now. If you're suggesting that this Mgoboard post is encouraging child molesters, then I'm just baffled.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||The analogy was obvious even||
The analogy was obvious even in his freshman year. Still, Juice was not as bad as people made him out to be... at least against Michigan.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Sure, but Northwestern isn't||
Sure, but Northwestern isn't really a hostile environment. I think Northwestern is a decent upset pick based on Persa, but I'm not worried about the away factor until next week.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Wilson is the more compete||
Wilson is the more compete player at this point, but I think Denard can definitely exceed him. Once again, we're stuck projecting until Denard runs into a good defense.
Yes, I do begrudge admitting that Denard might not be the best... yet.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Yeah, screw that guy for||
Yeah, screw that guy for offering feedback. Everything is totally perfect and could never be improved.
In all seriousness, I would prefer a lot of the non-core content to have earlier "read more" breaks. UV, UFR, and preview-type substance should stay as is, but I would put non-vital content like creeper van as a fairly short blurb with a read more link. If you care about that stuff, you'll know whether or not to click the link. As it stands, I skim over a lot of recruiting, other than the new commitment posts.
In other words, the vital information comes from information that directly relates to the past or upcoming games, and the other material should be truncated with a nice clickable link.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I'd be okay with the idea,||
I'd be okay with the idea, with constraints. The third team should be in the top 8 (maybe top 10); otherwise, you might get stupid cases like 15th ranked PSU getting in because they are a big $ team.
I mainly want teams like Wisconsin 2006 (6th ranked,went to the citrus bowl) not to get shafted.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Sure, but it may well take||
Sure, but it may well take three years to get to three wins, depending on how bad the recruiting was. Any coach who can pull that off would be better off waiting for a better job in the first place.
Florida International is a good example of a horrific program that's been turned around.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||He doesn't always make posts,||
He doesn't always make posts, but when he does, he prefers MGoBlog.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||That's not an unreasonable||
That's not an unreasonable theory, but would you rather have OSU with moderate sanctions or PSU with no sanctions? PSU + Urban Meyer would be plenty big enough I think. Again, he might not be a character fit for PSU however.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I don't know if you're being||
I don't know if you're being ironic or not, but PSU is a clean program. The debatable fit would be whether they'd want shady Urban Meyer around.
Is the last sentence a reference to OSU? I'm lost...
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Mike Martin 4th round? Did I||
Mike Martin 4th round? Did I miss something?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Who do you think should be||
Who do you think should be ranked over us, given the results this year? Only OSU and MSU looked better (arguably) going into the year, along with maybe Penn State, and they all have pretty nasty losses. Iowa doesn't look better than us, and Northwestern is still a big question mark.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Exactly. It's easy to not||
Exactly. It's easy to not make excuses and take criticism when you're winning. So far so good, but we'll see if he can continue to impress after a tough loss or two pops up. I think he will, but that's the future.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Washington State was 2-0 with||
Washington State was 2-0 with the #1 ranked offense this year. While they weren't that good, they aren't as terrible as normal.
Also, I'm pretty sure that the WMU game in 2009 was the best win Denard had experienced at U of M at that time.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||What? I seem to remember||
What? I seem to remember Pryor winning as a true freshman, unless that was just a horrible dream... which would be okay with me.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I'm highly offended that||
I'm highly offended that anyone would ever predict Michigan would be upset. Because, you know, that never happens.
That being said, Forde is still an idiot.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Ugh. I'm less optimistic||
Ugh. I'm less optimistic than everyone else, given there's some chance of EMU not totally sucking this year. I wouldn't be surprised if our defense gave up more than ten, even if our offense shouldl run wild. Just because Michigan should crush this team into the ground, doesn't mean that they will at first. Recent games against EMU tend to be underwhelming performances by Michigan.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I really hope that mascot tag||
I really hope that mascot tag pops up in some future posts. Nice work.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I love it. ESPN's reporting||
I love it. ESPN's reporting side just got way crappier and now everyone knows it. Way to stand up for yourself Bruce.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||That's the thing though; why||
That's the thing though; why do we need two autobids? We basically always get two bids as is, and if the Big 12 dissolves, it's a net push (that autobid goes to the Pac-16). There just are very few teams that are better than the average big ten team (in terms of revenue, academics, location) that can just be snatched up.
I'm also just not convinced that we are going to get enough money to make it worthwhile from dubious schools (moneywise) like Missouri. Without the bonus of the championship game, the new school needs to be really good.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Why does the big ten have to||
Why does the big ten have to do anything? I have yet to see a satisfactory answer to this question. The only time we might consider pouncing is if ND feels like they have to give it up (because everyone else is doing it) or if Texas decides to stop acting all high maintenance. There is severely negative value in any conference that's bigger than 12. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pitt, and the rest of them can stay the hell away from our conference, as it stands.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Michigan is as likely to make||
Michigan is as likely to make the conference title game as Ohio State or Penn State? When did this happen? Also, when did all three of these teams end up outside of the top three in the conference?
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I feel bad that I'm jealous||
I feel bad that I'm jealous of Western Michigan's kicker...
|4 years 22 hours ago||I mean, that game could||
I mean, that game could foreshadow how we would get our own mobile quarterback that's better than 2008 Juice Williams. Other than that, nothing I care to remember. Early leads did not count for much that season.
|4 years 1 week ago||That's just a terrible||
That's just a terrible tradegy. I hope he recovers. Best of luck to him.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Exactly. A DUI is knowingly||
Exactly. A DUI is knowingly putting the life of yourself and other people in danger and should merit a suspension of some sort at a bare minimum. People who are getting money from the university should also be held to a pretty damn high standard.
As for Stonum, he certainly deserves a suspension for quite a few games.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Oregon and Auburn need to be||
Oregon and Auburn need to be lower, USC needs to be higher. In terms of good jobs, Texas, Florida (they have to share but the state is loaded), LSU, USC, maybe OSU/PSU should be at the top due to talent. The next tier would be schools that have to share or are in less talented states; Oklahoma, Michigan, Georgia, Notre Dame, Alabama, FSU, Miami.
Oregon is a big overachiever, and I would not peg it as a top ten job. Auburn is okay but has some issues with all the local competition right now; they are also headed for a nice seasons with 7 or fewer wins...
|4 years 5 weeks ago||The staff can kiss my ass if||
The staff can kiss my ass if they decide that a player who's done a great job helping the team on the field should be kicked to the curb. A non-contributing (or barely contributing) fifth year senior, fine. Kovacs, absolutely not.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Two words: LANE KIFFIN||
Two words: LANE KIFFIN
|4 years 6 weeks ago||The Big 12 is NOT dominated||
The Big 12 is NOT dominated by UT. One conference championship every four years is not domination, particularly when Oklahoma is the program winning the other three. If Oklahoma can pay his salary, it's a great ticket to the BCS title game if he can go undefeated.
The realistic best case for Bob Stoops at OSU is Oklahoma. Seriously, they're basically the same program in terms of results (ignoring last year).
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Posts like these are why I||
Posts like these are why I read comments. I will keep an eye out for sweet, sweet vengeance in the fall.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Not OT, but I hope he can be||
Not OT, but I hope he can be happy as an assistant.
Between him and McGuffie, it seems like a lot of our 2008 starters are cursed.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||My instinctive reaction was||
My instinctive reaction was "ugh". My overall reaction was "Ugh, but I don't really care". While I don't agree with the decision, I'm willing to support the coach and really hope this doesn't become a big controversy.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Arguments tend to become||
Arguments tend to become stupid any time someone starts talking about "rights". He has his rights to whine like a bitch on this message board, just like other people have their rights to call him out on it.
What do you mean by elders anyway? Was that an ill-advised joke?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Awesome. He needs to team up||
Awesome. He needs to team up with the Coner when he graduates. They will school fools throughout the nation and leave them twisted with chalk around their neck.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||This poll is blasphemous.||
This poll is blasphemous. Where is Florida-Bama, the greatest rivalry in sports? What kind of terrible outlet doesn't even include it as one of the poll options? It would clearly be geting 121% if it was an option right now.
In all seriousness, I refuse to believe that the value of the greatest rivalry in sports has anything to do with a poll, particularly an ESPN poll. I'm not voting.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||What noobs; IE totally||
What noobs; IE totally sucks. They need to get with the times and use Netscape.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||It's a less irritating form||
It's a less irritating form of emphasis than using "fucking" repeatedly. Apparently, you disagree.
For both of the responders, feel free to name how many good posts, as opposed to bad posts, use "fucking" right off the bat.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Tips for writing a||
Tips for writing a post:
-If you're going to use "fucking" in the original post, you shouldn't write the post in the first place.
-Check your grammar and punctuation, especially if it's a long post.
-Don't contradict your own post within the first line.
-Seriously, if you're going to use "fucking" in the original post, you shouldn't write the post in the first place. Swearing is typically a sign that someone has a bad argument; keep it to the comments, or better yet, don't use it at all.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Yeah, that would have been||
Yeah, that would have been terrible. That would be almost as bad as buying your first season tickets for the 2007 season...
Reading that article made me feel sad.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Yes, we should have some||
Yes, we should have some success there. Scoring quickly will also help us increase our number of possessions.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I can't really disagree with||
I can't really disagree with his points, although the bowl game wasn't the best sign that Michigan had turned the corner. Mainly, I hope there are some signing day coups.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Well, I have no interest in||
Well, I have no interest in pleasing this thread, but I would like to see people penalized more often for this kind of idiocy. -3000 should about do it.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Well I hope they didn't copy||
Well I hope they didn't copy everything. I really don't have reliable sports information without Mgoblog or Dr. Saturday, and I don't want to worry about malware again.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Automatic +1 for any hydrogen||
Automatic +1 for any hydrogen joke that doesn't just take the lazy exposion route.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||You clearly do not know much||
You clearly do not know much about sports reporting. The only acceptable way to describe a win is with an elaborate or obscure verb. A statement of facts without hyperbole is the dumbest thing in the world.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||While I did +1 you, you did||
While I did +1 you, you did manage to end your comment with "Go Blue". I, on the other hand, have carefully added this sentence to avoid that problem and waste the reader's time.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I fully agree with this||
I fully agree with this comment, now that we actually have a defensive coordinator.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||A wise move. He's about the||
A wise move. He's about the best coach that Wisconsin would be able to get, and transitions are nasty in any case.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I'll have you know that Brian||
I'll have you know that Brian used to write for the Every Three - oh wait, I see your point.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Don't click on anything in a||
Don't click on anything in a popup. They can have fake ignore buttons that the program will use to install. Use alt + f4 to close the window.
I always hate it when people give me hindsight-only advice, but maybe it will come in handy someday.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||That reminds me of this funny joke||
If you're from the rural South and have a strong accent... you might be a redneck!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||1. Quantity correlates with||
1. Quantity correlates with quality. When you have stars and no depth, you're extremely vulnerable when you get JT Turner or Cissoko. Oversigning helps a school even if it's immoral. Average star ranking is only part of the picture.
2. 7-9 more recruits with the same star average would be a miracle. RR had a great track record and an exciting new offense, and I don't think he got 9 recruits.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||You not getting the joke =/=||
You not getting the joke =/= bad attempt, given that other people got it. It's okay though.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||That's bad because...||
That's bad because... why?
Personally, I think coaches should be evaluated only about five or ten years after they've finished coaching. Then they'd really get it right. It's a lot easier to predict things that have already happened.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Well, there's a correlation||
Well, there's a correlation between immediate playing time and landing 5 star recruits, so the article may not mean as much as it seems. However, there was a very good article a few years back that demonstrated that 5-stars were ~1.8x more likely to become all-conference players than 4 stars, and 4 stars were similarly better than 3 stars.
Yes, immediate playing time is one of many factors that draws recruits, but there's still a correlation there.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||DG handed off like a 5 star||
DG handed off like a 5 star when I saw him in action.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||The line on Marell Evans was||
The line on Marell Evans was that he was a very hard worker and was recruited because Minor said that Marell Evans worked harder than he did. Hopefully he is an impact transfer/recruit.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Well played with the Turner||
Well played with the Turner remark.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Patrick Swayze, is that you?||
Patrick Swayze, is that you?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||A poor track record as a DC,||
A poor track record as a DC, with a one-year exception in a weak conference. Making it to the middle of the Big East in defense is not a major feat; Greg Robinson might well have done the same thing in the 2010 Big East. He also was the DC under Charlie Strong, who is arguably the most proven DC-turned head coach. Why exactly are people happy about this?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I thought you were suggesting||
I thought you were suggesting that we should run a 3-4 in a clever way; then I thought you couldn't count (11 =/= 12), and was going to make a Tennessee joke. Now I think that you're talking about star rankings for recruits, and that I wasted more time than I should have figuring this out.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Bedford seems a lot like Greg||
Bedford seems a lot like Greg Robinson without the (misleading) old success. Why is he supposed to be an indifferent hire, instead of a bad one?
It seems like Ron English has a better overall track record...
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Eh, I'll like the story||
Eh, I'll like the story without any snark about the guy getting special treatment. I really hate how public schools can vary so wildly in quality that someone can get to high school without being able to read. I do appreciate the guts that someone has to learn with elementary schoolers, because they were that far behind.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Well played. I love deadpan||
Well played. I love deadpan humor.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I'd hope that Stephen Hopkins||
I'd hope that Stephen Hopkins gets more carries next year regardless of the coach, but it would be good to have our DL get more practice stopping downhill runners. Maybe Mike Cox will have another chance; I'm sure that a lot of people want to see Cox out there on the field.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||The original post is really,||
The original post is really, really stupid. A thread to complain about Brian getting an opinion wrong? Really? How many times have you been wrong in the various insipid comments you've posted in various threads? Try posting about several of your own errors (beyond the obvious one of making this thread) before you start creating a thread based on whining about the blogger being wrong. Maybe Brian should apologize for thinking that RR was a good hire, or that we wouldn't go 3-9, or many of the other incorrect but well-researched opinions he's espoused. Big deal.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||1. People would have been||
1. People would have been pissed, but they are also pissed now. That's irrelevant.
2. Doing what you say should come second to doing what is best.
3. It's opportunity cost. One extra month of recruiting is huge. Now we have a slim amount of time to find a half-decent recruiting class, thus possibly screwing over Brady Hoke in the future. This class was already undersized, and waiting a month nearly guarantees that it will remain that way.
4. He sure wasn't DB's last choice. He appears to be higher up on the list than a lot of better coaches. That's the issue there. Where was Patterson, Petersen, or the other successful coaches?
5. I'll give Brady Hoke a chance, because I'm a Michigan fan forever. However, Dave Brandon seems to have dithered around for a month instead of being decisive, which is what he's paid to do. There are many choices in life where any reasonable decision is better than stalling and putting it off; keeping RR or hiring Hoke is one of them.
It's entirely possible that I'm wrong, but I'll hold an opinion based on what I see, and what I see of Dave Brandon is more of a glove than a "pimp hand" (a phrase which I do not like, by the way).
|4 years 25 weeks ago||9 wins, which Brian has||
9 wins, which Brian has stated, is too high for me. I'd expect seven wins. If Denard stays, bump that up a little, but I think it's too hard to guess what kind of zany pro-style offense we will run.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I'm concerned about a good||
I'm concerned about a good offense losing its star player or shoehorning him into the wrong system. I have no desire to watch Denard Robinson to become Terrelle Pryor (in football terms). Our offense had the opportunity to become great with a returning QB star, a strong(?) group of wide receivers, and the emergence/healing of one of our running backs. Instead, we are tossing out the spread for no good reason; Hoke is not an offensive coach, and is supposed to be versatile.
If we finish 40th in offense, are we supposed to be excited because our defense is a lot better, or can we be irritated that we are squandering talent for no good reason?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Very nice, thanks for linking||
Very nice, thanks for linking it.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Well, his offenses were||
Well, his offenses were fairly good early on. However, in 06 at Auburn, total/scoring was ranked in the 30s, and in 07, the total/scoring was 97/84. At SDSU, the offense jumped from the 80s to the high teens in rankings, which is better than Michigan (against weaker competition).
Borges seems like a mediocre hire, but if he can work with Denard and keep him around, we can do okay. It's not clear if he can develop talent very well. He did well enough at Auburn, but being the offensive coordinator on a primarily defensive team might just make him Mike DeBord.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||This had better happen in the NCG tonight||
I want Auburn to lose, if that isn't clear.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Any scathing remark you make||
Any scathing remark you make is instantly better due to your picture.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Glad to hear it, and Braylon||
Glad to hear it, and Braylon Edwards is still not off-topic, just like all other former players. I'd rather talk about him than join the "I heard this unsourced rumor that x guy might want to be our coach" threads.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I don't have an opinion on||
I don't have an opinion on whatever the original post is, but the current post is easily my favorite board post of the last week.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Yes, let's all dogpile on||
Yes, let's all dogpile on Harbaugh now that he's not coming. Where were all these people currently attacking his character when RR initially got fired?
He wanted to go pro. He was in no way obligated to coach at Michigan. If he led Dave Brandon on, then screw him, but he can do what he wants. Crying about it by attacking him makes us look like a spoiled, petulant fanbase that feels like they deserved Harbaugh because they wanted him.
Dave Brandon still looks like he's screwed this up so far. Time to give Patterson a call and demonstrate that you can kick some ass, because right now it looks like the ass is kicking you.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||There's a thin line between||
There's a thin line between hope and Hoke... let's hope that line stays intact.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Aargh, I miss being able to||
Aargh, I miss being able to vote. The only lesson that I can think of would be that offensive scheme transitions are bad and will take some time to work. While the RR hire was bad, it was bad only in retrospect.
Hopefully the offensive scheme change aspect will work against Hoke being hired. I don't hate him, I just hate that he's supposed to be our guy at the moment.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I would trust your avatar for||
I would trust your avatar for music-related news way more than that other guy.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||That was a really funny||
That was a really funny article. Wetzel can make some good points at times.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Improving your record from||
Improving your record from 3-9 is pretty easy. Trends are stupid when you overinterpret them; Iowa would have had an undefeated season this year based on previous trends.
It's false to say that a non-RR hire would have kept us as an average team (which looks pretty good, by the way). Every other candidate (unless you count Ron English, which I don't) has done better than RR has over the past three years, even the stupid non-candidate Brady Hoke.
It's not completely RR's fault, but by now it's a disaster that he aggravated with a poor hire, dubious recruiting, and questionable decisions. He may yet coach at Michigan for another year, but it would be for lack of a better option. Maybe he could make it all work with a running back, an improved Denard Robinson, and a hotshot defensive coordinator, but I rather doubt it.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Who would you be in this picture?||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Should be OT, otherwise I'd||
Should be OT, otherwise I'd agree.
While we are all tempting fate by being irrelevant, I'm going to say that Office Space was not very clever or funny, and I don't understand why people like it and reference it so much. Also, Futurama and Family Guy haven't been nearly as good after being canceled.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Well, I do respect you for||
Well, I do respect you for having the guts to ask a tough question. I can honestly say that I've never seen anyone ask that question before.
I'd be more interested in winning next year. While the offense obviously wasn't as good as advertised, with further Denard improvement and one running back emerging, it could be a great offense next year. It's also quite possible for the defense to make a massive leap forward to mediocre. There's no need to be fatalistic just yet...
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Let me put it like this. You||
Let me put it like this. You put him in any message board, any forum out there, and he will dominate.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||The school paying for flights||
The school paying for flights is just normal. It's not a perk. The same with hotel rooms; a hotel room is actually less comfortable than being in your own home for most people. I would rather spend an evening in my apartment and sleep in my own bed than spend an evening on an airplane and sleep in some hotel, so they aren't even being compensated for the full loss from having to travel.
Meal plans are definitely a perk, but there are reasons that most people don't stay with the University cafeterias for four years, and it's not just the matter of location.
Athletic dorms would be a perk. If they get lodging better than the average student, then that should be considered.
The Hawaii perk is nice, but I doubt that's anywhere near routine. Hawaii doesn't play that many teams each year, and the time zone excuse isn't nearly as good for even the West Coast.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||That's interesting, but||
That's interesting, but you're forgetting that money saved is better than money earned. You get 100% of your tuition reimbursement for the scholarship, but your income is taxed if you have a job.
Also, I dont' seem to be able to reply to the right post.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I think the point is to take||
I think the point is to take out the economic argument for why players sell their stuff in violation of NCAA rules. It would be a lot easier to come down hard on players if they can't make the excuse of needing the money.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I'm sure quite a few people||
I'm sure quite a few people on the blog have played online. I've dabbled in the game and used poker for a small side income during undergrad, but the various factors of having a job and the players improving made me basically quit in recent history. I'm quite a bit better than the average player but still much worse than anyone who's actually good...
I got into a dumb online argument (dumb being a redundant modifier when used with online) right here on the blog with someone over whether it's better to play to your opponent's weaknesses or not expose weaknesses of your own. We were both right in our own way, but it was pretty dumb (and I was more right dangit).
By the way, there is a bill sitting in Congress that proposes legalized online poker, but only poker sites backed by existing casinos in the US would be legal for over a year. Does anyone have any more specific knowledge on the subject?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I used to root for MSU when||
I used to root for MSU when we weren't playing them. I relied on contempt and condescension to deal with them, so I could be so happy for them whenever they beat some hafl-decent team. That's harder to go with nowadays.
At a certain point, I will even root against a team that's playing OSU, if it's a marquee matchup and perception of conference strength could help Michigan. If perception will help Michigan get a BCS game, then I'm all for a team losing to OSU. I can never take much joy when it's just a rival losing to some other school.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Eh, it's pretty low on||
Eh, it's pretty low on non-corn related things to do, but I wouldn't call it a dump. It's a nice-looking town.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I could agree more,||
I could agree more, actually. Every scholarship athlete is another chance for a raw prospect or a low to moderate upside prospect that is still better than our other options for that season. Star average only works if you expect that star average to hold while filling up (or almost filling up) the class. If you maintain a high star average until filling up on MAC prospects (or just striking out entirely) on signing day, you're not better off.
Our secondary this year could have used another upperclassman three star athlete, regardless of how much people may have complained when he committed.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I wish him the best.||
I wish him the best. Actually, one of the most surprising things about college for me was that AP credits hurt you unless they are required classes for your major, or you use them to graduate sooner. I and many other people I knew had to pay upperclassman tuition for three years instead of two, due to AP credits. Paying $80 (or whatever it is) to earn college credits sounds good, but a lot of the time you're paying $80 to pay more money later in tuition.
As indicators of a strong mind, academic rigor, etc., AP classes are of course good to get people into college.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I'm just irritated that I had||
I'm just irritated that I had to apply during one of the years where the application was the hardest; the year before, U of M had the simpler admissions (before that was struck down). College admissions are obnoxiously abstracted for something that can have a major impact on your life.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I feel like you're being||
I feel like you're being sarcastic, but you're still being a dick.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Eh... you used a crappy||
Eh... you used a crappy uninformative title, so I had to neg you for that. I would like to skip "CC: Surprisingly good article from Bleacher Report", but I ended up clicking here instead.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Former Michigan players||
Former Michigan players aren't off-topic. I really hope he turns his life around... but I've posted that several times before, and things just keep getting worse.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I was about to write an angry||
I was about to write an angry sarcastic reply, since every thread on the board seems to have several commenters definding RR, but then I realized you might be sarcastic. Damn you internet.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I think insurance companies||
I think insurance companies go well with the Gator bowl. Think of the other options:
State farm: Alligator grows boobs or muscles, smiles seductively
Geico: In big text: Is it a bad idea to have dinner with an alligator?
Then show a picture of a decapitated person.
Alternatively: Alligator is about to chomp on a gecko, who shrugs while saying "At least I'm covered by Geico"
esurance: Guy buys insurance on his phone while being eaten by an alligator.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Wow, they had the balls to||
Wow, they had the balls to put in MSU and leave out Michigan. That has to be a typo.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||This parody was actually||
This parody was actually somewhat funny, unlike the many parodies of the same CC post that seem to keep popping up on the board. I'd almost think those are real opinions - but that would just be silly.