that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
|1 hour 5 min ago||If it's not the thread for it||
If it's not the thread for it then why are you saying it in this thread?
Harbaugh will have very good recruiting. Will it be as good as OSU right now? No, they just won the national title. No one's will be as good as theirs. But we will be close enough that we can compete. We will have top 10 classes, don't worry.
|1 hour 10 min ago||Joe Staley was a scrawny||
Joe Staley was a scrawny track star in high school. Now he's an All-Pro LT. I'm sure if Dunaway is 6'6" and worthy of a Michigan scholarship, he's got a big frame. I'm not saying I think he'll be a tackle, but I bet he could handle the weight. he could be AJ Williams size for sure.
|7 hours 20 min ago||I was definitely not being||
I was definitely not being sarcastic. As a man, you should know what kind of engine is in your car.
|7 hours 29 min ago||They've never made Accords||
They've never made Accords with a V8 buddy. You don't even know what kind of engine was in your first car? Kids these days.
|7 hours 31 min ago||Oh, close - mine was a 1994||
Oh, close - mine was a 1994 Ford Escort LX. Manual transmission but automatic seat belts. I called it the RaceScort.
|14 hours 13 min ago||But that might not be totally||
But that might not be totally necessary. In 2016 we'll have Walton, Irvin, MAAR and Dawkins, plus one more guard since I doubt Hatch will still be on scholarship by then. That's plenty, and we can replace Walton and Irvin with 2017 wings/guards. If one of them leaves after next season, you get your wish about 2016.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Lots of recruits jump on the||
Lots of recruits jump on the first big offer they get. Sometimes they don't stick with it, but usually they do. Had the first big offer been Wisconsins he might not have wanted to switch to Michigan down the road after forming a connection with Wisconsin and their staff and so on.
He likely jumped on his Michigan offer because this is his first choice. But when your first choice doesn't offer you but choices 2, 3 and 4 do, your old first choice starts to lose that luster and he may not have considered us down the road if we waited too long to offer.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Maybe on the high end the Fab||
Maybe on the high end the Fab 5 team was better (you could argue their top 3 were better than the 2013 top 3) but the next two in 2013 were better than King and Jackson.
And there's a reason I said that most programs don't have teams like that. Some do, but very few.
I don't get all the complaining. Outside off this year, after a mass exodus and tons of injuries, we have been perpetually very good. Why are we all of a sudden doubting this system?
|1 day 2 hours ago||We can debate that sort of||
We can debate that sort of stuff all we want. But we also can't set our expectations at that team. That 2013 team was the most talented team MIchigan has ever trotted out there, more talented than most programs have ever had. All 5 starters were NBA draft picks and 4 of the 5 were first rounders.
So yeah, we probably won't have that kind of talent any time soon. Either will almost anyone else.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I'm not writing him off, but||
I'm not writing him off, but he's two full years into the program and still looks lost. My only point was that if Beilein has had any recruiting "misses" he would be one.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I hear you on that, but||
I hear you on that, but usually whenever we hear "it seems odd to me" on the board it's because the guys making these decisions (Beilein) knows something we don't. Maybe he knows Donnal is one foot out the door, or that he really won't be a center? Maybe he knows this VCU kid is in the fold, so he's less worried about a wing in 2016. There are lots of explanations, and just because we don't know them doesn't mean they don't exist.
|1 day 2 hours ago||We really can't compare to||
We really can't compare to what we had in 2013. For one, we had the national POY. Regardless of your other 4, that will always make a huge difference. And not only that, of the 5 starters that year, 4 of them were 3 atars when they committed to us, and 2 of them were still 3 stars on signing day. So it's not like they were all world beaters. That was just the perfect storm.
That team was built around 3 guys - Stauskas, Burke and Hardaway - wildly outperforming their recruiting rankings. The two guy from that line up that were highly ranked recruits when it was all said and done - GRIII and McGary - were complimentary pieces. They played really well at times, but were not the backbone of that team. McGary didn't even play all that much for most of the year.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Also - not every kid needs to||
Also - not every kid needs to be an NBA player. Lots of good programs, ours included, get a lot of contribution out of guys like Spike and Jordan Morgan.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Yeah, we thought Dawkins,||
Yeah, we thought Dawkins, MAAR and Spike were perplexing too. And most expected Caris to be nothing more than filler.
Bottom line - Beilein hasn't had many misses. And the few who have been, Donnal comes to mind, was a 4 star recruit anyway. You're always gonna miss sometimes.
|1 day 2 hours ago||First of all, "top-100"||
First of all, "top-100" recruit isn't exactly a high bar in basketball, and most of those guys were near the bottom of the top-100, at least when they committed. And you don't know that this Davis kid won't be a top-100 when it's all said and done. This argument holds little water. Most of the kids Beilein has sent to the NBA were not sought after recruits.
Plus LeVert. Not a top 100 recruit.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Just because they all can||
Just because they all can doesn't mean they all will. And it's very likely we only have 2 more years of Donnal, at the most.
|1 day 4 hours ago||You don't know that. Other||
You don't know that. Other Big Ten coaches were looking at him, and if one of them offers and we wait, he goes elsewhere. If Beilein didn't want to risk that, you offer him now.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Trey Burke - 3 star we stole||
Trey Burke - 3 star we stole from Penn State who had not elite offers.
That is who Beilein has put into the NBA from M (Plus Levert). Let's not act like Beilein has been pulling in 5-stars and sending them to the league. Most of our NBA guys were no names when they committed to us.
|1 day 4 hours ago||That's not true. I'm assuming||
That's not true. I'm assuming you're counting Chatman, but Wilson was a top-100 recruit too. And can we give the guy a little latitude? He has a pretty good track record at finding guys that aren't top recruits who end up playing like one. No doubt Aubrey Dawkins was one of the top-100 frosh in the country, no?
|1 day 4 hours ago||Geez, you're all a bunch of||
Geez, you're all a bunch of dicks. We've got one of the best coaches in all of college basketball and you're all a better talent scout than he is all of a sudden. Holy smokes.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Michigan offered Ambry Thomas||
Michigan offered Ambry Thomas today per his (and everyone else's) Twitter. Now M has offered every 2017 in-stater in the Top 247.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Oh, without a doubt. He's||
Oh, without a doubt. He's probably the best high school player* in West Michigan history. That guy was good.
*Chris Kaman is obviously the best pro to come out of West Michigan, but as a high schooler many have been better. He was just huge.
|1 day 11 hours ago||If you truly almost forgot,||
If you truly almost forgot, I'm glad they reminded you. In a time when most michigan fans are complaining about a $20 ticket price swing, this couple gave 10 million dollars(!) to our football program. That is not a common act, so I'm glad it's there to remind you.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I think it's a bigger deal||
I think it's a bigger deal than getting one commitment.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Can we show up to these camps||
Can we show up to these camps and check it out?
|1 day 11 hours ago||It seriously cracks me up||
It seriously cracks me up when OSU fans follow Michigan coaches on Twitter and then respond to their tweets (which don't relate to OSU at all) with buckeye related posts. Considering how good their team is, they're a sad bunch.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Yes, I believe it is.||
Yes, I believe it is.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Agreed. Hatch is not a D1||
Agreed. Hatch is not a D1 player. He's far from it, unfortunately. If Beilein thought he just needed more time to recover, he would have redshirted this season, not played some garbage time minutes. Since he did, I think that means he played when he had the chance and will be in some other capacity moving forward. If for some reason we have an open scholarship, they'll keep him.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I watched a game on ESPN||
I watched a game on ESPN between McGary's HS (is that Brewster?) against Nerlens Noel's prep school (I can't remember the name). At this time, McGary was the big name and Noel was still up and coming, and he outplayed McGary by a long shot. Anyway, the entire starting 5 for both teams were D1 bound, and Noel's team was the more stacked of the two.
HOWEVA, since you said those don't count - the best team I've watched in person is Drew Neitzel's Wyoming Park team, probably his sophomore year. He was playing our school (Forest Hills Northern) and we, like most years, had a very good basketball team. Neitzel absolutely lit us up, hitting shots from everywhere on the floor, but had enough other options that we couldn't just triple team him. That team was really good and I think they won the state championship that year, albeit Class B.
|1 day 15 hours ago||In response to your second||
In response to your second paragraph - I would argue that you cannot get something of equal or greater quality as the Chop House (or Rolex or Mercedes, depending on what you value) at a lower price. A nice steak dinner is not cheap anywhere, but there is certainly a drop off in quality, as well as service, at a place like Chop House compared to the nexy price tier below.
|1 day 15 hours ago||For how much hatred you have||
For how much hatred you have for spoiled white people, you're the only one who sounds spoiled to me. And just so we're clear, there are spoiled non-white people at Michigan too.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Well it's certainly not||
Well it's certainly not small. The sandwich I order at Zingerman's, usually, is what most delis call a sky high - pastrami and swiss on rye with cole slaw and russian dressing on the sandwich. It's not the biggest sandwich I've ever had, but even when I'm really hungry that and a bag of chips will fill be up, and I'm a big eater. Anything bigger than that sandwich is overkill.
I didn't say it was the biggest sandwich I've ever seen, but no one complains about the sandwiches at Zingerman's not being big enough.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Is Zingerman's overpriced?||
Is Zingerman's overpriced? It seems to me like lots and lots of people are OK with buying them to the point where many days the line is out the door. Just because something is (relatively) expensive doesn't make it over priced. People will pay $60 for a steak and $15 for a side of mashed potatoes at The Chop House, but $15 bucks for a good (and big) sandwich is overpriced?
This is like saying a Mercedes or Rolex is overpriced. Are they expensive? Sure. Do people line up to buy them every year like clock work(ha)? You bet. So they probably aren't overpriced.
|1 day 15 hours ago||jblaze nailed it. No small||
jblaze nailed it. No small college town (the subject of this list) will have Chinese food like San Francisco, Cuban food like Miami or Greek food like NYC. You just can't expect that.
Yes, the Korean restuarants where I lived in Koreatown, Los Angeles were more authentic than anything in any college town I'm sure, but that doesn't mean I have to think every other Korean restaurant in the US sucks just because it's not as authentic as one in a Korean neighborhood.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Sometime cities like Austin||
Sometime cities like Austin and NO are left off these lists because they aren't necessarily college towns - they're big cities with a college (or colleges) in them. NY and LA are great food towns with colleges in them as well, but I think we'd all agree they don't belong on this list. You have to draw the line somewhere.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Eaxctly. This line of||
Eaxctly. This line of thinking makes no sense to me. I rarely ate Zingerman's when I was in college because I wasn't well to do, but had I been I would have eaten it a lot more because I think it's delicious. Now I eat it every time I go back.
So because some girls, who could afford it, like eating Zingerman's - that's a bad thing? I don't understand that.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Sure, but that could have||
Sure, but that could have easily ended poorly because they hadn't played much football. This kid has his special case - he missed his junior year with injury with hampered his visibility by programs and his development. You don't have to be a complete anamoly to have a chance at success.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Always good to have athletes||
Always good to have athletes on the team who are willing to work hard. Running backs especially are typically really versatile players - high schools running backs play that position because they're the most athletic kid on the team so the coach wants him with the ball, but those kids are often able to play lots of other positions and are great for special teams.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I have a feeling Rudock||
I have a feeling Rudock wouldn't be coming if Iowa was on the schedule.
|2 days 5 hours ago||There are like 4 or 5 excuses||
There are like 4 or 5 excuses that all MSU freshmen learn during orientation as to why they picked MSU after getting into Michigan. This is definitely one of them. "But I'm in the Honors College," "MSU is actually better for my major," and "MSU has hotter girls/better parties" are some other staples.
|2 days 5 hours ago||So what exactly happened||
So what exactly happened here? It looks to me like Rudock started all but two games last year - a random game against Purdue like 5 games into the season and the bowl game (where they got trounced). When did they get bullied? Between the last game and the bowl?
|2 days 6 hours ago||Although I'm not sure it||
Although I'm not sure it would be my #1, but I'm surprised we haven't heard 1000 Island yet. I LOVE that stuff. I'm a big burger guy and nothing makes a burger great better than thousand island dressing. It also goes well on sandwiches. And salads, obviously.
|2 days 6 hours ago||You might be thinking of||
You might be thinking of chimichurri, which is the green stuff they bring out at the beginning at Argentinian restaurants. So maybe the same stuff?
|2 days 6 hours ago||If you're picking BBQ sauce,||
If you're picking BBQ sauce, there are so many better options. Rays is just so damn thick.
|2 days 8 hours ago||No Wagner?||
|2 days 8 hours ago||I don't know anything about||
I don't know anything about that stuff. I just think it would be a good way to protect the players from themselves while maintaining a lot of the aspects of the sport we love. There's no doubt you can still have brain injuries with a 5 year NFL career, but you're reducing the likelihood.
|2 days 8 hours ago||That got ugly pretty quickly.||
That got ugly pretty quickly.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I'm very much in favor of||
I'm very much in favor of this. I love that Michigan is great at all sports, not just the ones that generate revenue, and this will go a long way in maintaining that level of performance. This is something that all of the students can enjoy, at least with regards to the new and/or additional performance fields. I love it.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Oh I'm not saying it's the||
Oh I'm not saying it's the best idea out there. And I agree that before any of this happens we'd need to get to the point where all existing buildings had solar panels on them because that's accomplishes the same goal but with a structure already there (that, in most cases, is never walked or driven on).
But there are other walk/roadways that cannot be covered, and this sort of technology, though perhaps not this exact technology, would be a good fit.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I get where you're coming||
I get where you're coming frim - my viewpoint on this is similar to other major technology: flying, going into space or solar panels themselves. The idea is good, but the science isn't quite there yet to make is feasible. As electricity becomes more expensive and solar panel construction becomes less expensive, more ideas like this will be able to come to fruition. Clearly roadways won't be the first step, but it could be there eventually.
|2 days 12 hours ago||If you live in a part of the||
If you live in a part of the country where snow melts, this problem has likely already been addressed. What happens when it rains on your driveway?
|2 days 13 hours ago||I don't buy the traffic||
I don't buy the traffic concern. In most cities, traffic is only very heavy for a few hours each day and it's often not during the best daylight hours. Most places don't have bumper to bumper traffic from 10-2, and most roads have very little traffic on the weekends (or they're different than the ones that do during the week).
You would obviously start with driveways, private drives, parking lots, etc to start to see if it worked before switching over all interstate freeways. People are already installing heated driveways and walkways. I could see this catching on if the technology is legit.
|2 days 13 hours ago||It would be run off.||
It would be run off.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Thank you. I knew I wouldn't||
Thank you. I knew I wouldn't be the only one bothered by that.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I love lacrosse, but those||
I love lacrosse, but those are two entirely different games. Lacrosse is closer to basketball in terms of contact than it is to football.
Forget tackling - it's the blocking that does the majority of damage. You can't have two 250+ lb guys blokcing each other without helmet contact. It's just not possible. In lacrosse the only "blocking" you do is setting picks similar to basketball. You rarely have two people running at each other making contact.
|2 days 15 hours ago||My idea has always been limit||
My idea has always been limit he amount of time guys can play pro football to 5 years. Maybe change that for different position groups, but I like 5 years. All contracts guaranteed, but 5 years after you've entered the league, you're out. Since the NFL would save money on big time contracts (far more players on rookie contracts, even if those contracts were larger) they could set up a more lucrative retirement fund for all players who play the full 5 years. Sure, you're retired at 27, but you get $250k per year for life, or something like that.
This would limit head injuries (and other injuries) by decreasing the amount of time a player spends playing high-level football and it would also entice players to stay in school and get an education because they know they only have 5 years to earn NFL money.
It would me a huge change and would make the record book (outside of season or game records) obsolete. But it would get a lot of players out before more damage happens to them and it would increase the quality of life of NFL players after retirement.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I bet those aren't his true||
I bet those aren't his true colors. He's a wolverine and he has always looked out for his players. Just because he said a good thing after his Urban meeting doesn't mean his mind is changed. He was political about it as he should be, but I'm willing to be he's still skeptical of OSU and that will rub off on his players.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Yeah, he's on the light side,||
Yeah, he's on the light side, but has plenty of time to catch up. He looks like he has. A frame that could run around at 205 or so no problem.
|2 days 16 hours ago||If you get to eat it.||
If you get to eat it.
"Gimme yo cocktail - fruit!"
|2 days 16 hours ago||I like Jaylen Kelly-Powell a||
I like Jaylen Kelly-Powell a lot - I think he's a good option for that Hybrid Space Player that Peppers is playing. He's won't be Jabrill Peppers I don't think, but we'll need to replace him soon and he would be a good option.
|2 days 16 hours ago||You would hope that the whole||
You would hope that the whole Mikey Weber situation would have soured that school for at least a little while.
Luckily there are 3 Top 247 WRs in Ohio for 2017 as well. OSU won't be taking all of them and Peoples so we'll get our guys. Even if we lose him, there's a good chance we replace him with a quality option, especially if we can get a top 2017 QB early in the process.
|2 days 16 hours ago||If your Hispanic wife is||
If your Hispanic wife is anything like mine, she gets a say in absolutely everything. If my wife gave a shit about who got sent to Bolivia, she would show up on Brian's doorstep with a paleta demanding to be part of the decision process.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Exactly. The posters have a||
Exactly. The posters have a conservative bias based on the type of people who post here (smart, awesome people, like good things, are a little better than others, etc). Typical conservative-leaning characteristics.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I'm sure you can. Don't act||
I'm sure you can. Don't act like that job was given to him. Whatever job he has that allows such freedom I'm sure he earned, so you can too.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I saw no issue with your||
I saw no issue with your post. You made a post with some info about a recruit (that wasn't readily available) and you gave it credibility by stating your connection to Detroit youth football. I'm not sure why you got any trouble for that.
|3 days 3 hours ago||That's not how a medical||
That's not how a medical redshirt works. If Spike redshirts, he still takes up a scholarship so no one can replace him.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Um, that's not how a||
Um, that's not how a contingency plan works. A contingency plan means that if Brown decides to go elsewhere we take him. It is "contingent" upon Brown not taking that spot.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I see no issue with it.||
I see no issue with it. Always a good thing to fall back on. Sports are up and down (and don't really matter). A degree from Michigan will always beat one from OSU.
|3 days 6 hours ago||If someone was looking for a||
If someone was looking for a good reason to get banned, there are lots of opportunities on this thread.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I think that was the joke.||
I think that was the joke.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Two differences: one, most||
Two differences: one, most people who misuse "literally" aren't doing so to inject vivid language, they are doing so because they don't know what the word "literally" means. Two, there's not another good substitute for "literally" if it loses its literal meaning. If we start using it incorrectly, how else would I say "I literally had to walk 10 miles to get here!" If this word morphs to mean "figuratively" then communication becomes very confusing. Also - there is already a word for the word people are mistaking "literally" for.
Also, the examples you use don't hold a lot of water. Neither "fantastic" nor "awful" morphed into words that mean the exact opposite.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I really want him in #6.||
I really want him in #6.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I buy it. I've barely heard||
I buy it. I've barely heard of him and certainly can't name any songs.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I've driven an RS4. It's just||
I've driven an RS4. It's just ridiculously fast. Like the car can't handle how big the engine is. I drove it and a Porsche Cayman back to back (my buddy was the manager of a Porsche/Audi dealer) and it wasn't even close.
|3 days 16 hours ago||West Catholic?||
|3 days 17 hours ago||I don't know if that's true.||
I don't know if that's true. Who do we have who's that great other than TB (and they have Aaron Rodgers)? David Harris, Woodson, BG, Woodley. We have a few solid receivers but no DeSean Jackson. Why are you so sure?
|4 days 11 hours ago||Was just going to point that||
Was just going to point that out.
|4 days 16 hours ago||As much as I hate the saying||
As much as I hate the saying "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" because it's usually deployed in situations that aren't applicable, that is certainly the case with the OL. You can have 3-4 guys that look awesome, but of the other 1-2 aren't ready for prime time (like in the spring game) the blocking schemes won't work. Don't glean too much from a game where every OL group only really had 2 starters.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Not only that - but it's not||
Not only that - but it's not always the guy being "served" the drinks who is the one consuming them. If I got up to the bar and order a round of shots, I'm (usually) only drinking one of them. If the guy in question wasn't always buying his own drinks, or someone at the table who looked more sober kept saying "another round" then it's especially hard to tell who's drinking what and how everyone is doing.
|1 week 11 hours ago||That's a long ride on a blue||
That's a long ride on a blue bus.
|1 week 12 hours ago||It takes a lot more than||
It takes a lot more than being above the average American household income to be wealthy. Take my wife and I - we make well over that combined, but have only done so for about 5 years and still have substantial student loans. About the time we started making good money, we bought a house (FHA loan, 3.5% down because that's all we had) and had kids, two very expensive things. We've been able to put money away, but no one would say that we've accumulated wealth.
I would love to be wealthy one day. But you need to have a net worth AT LEAST in the 7 figures to be considered wealthy, and I'm barely 6. That's not wealthy.
|1 week 14 hours ago||It is American Funds. My||
It is American Funds. My advisor is a very old friend and I know he has my best interests in mind, so I'm sure he didn't pick that because of his payout. He explained it all to me when we opened it, but like I said that was 5 years ago now and I don't remember.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Honestly, if your kid is one||
Honestly, if your kid is one now is the best time to start. Even if you put a small amount away now (50 bucks a month, whatever you can do) it will make a huge difference in the end. If you wait until they're 8 or 10 you'll be way behind and won't have time to catch up (or you'll have to double up contributions). If you can afford it, you can't afford it. But don't use "my kids are young I have time" as an excuse. That's like someone saying "I'm only 30, I don't have to start saving for retirement now."
|1 week 15 hours ago||I also really, really hate||
I also really, really hate that. But that's just how our legal system works and it's how lawyers are taught. Find every possible reason someone can be at fault and let the judge decide what's legit and what isn't.
|1 week 15 hours ago||The article does not say they||
The article does not say they were supposed to do it. It said that security had be decreased due to an increase in capacity. At no point does it say the bar was "supposed" to do anything.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Agreed. They will need to||
Agreed. They will need to get information about an establishment they weren't at by asking only people who have the best interest of the establishment in mind. Some of that info will have already been discovered for the criminal case, but for everything that wasn't, I have a feeling some people will have a hard time remembering the important facts. And asking a waitress to remember about how drunk one particular patron was on one night a year and a half ago will be very flimsy evidence.
|1 week 15 hours ago||We have no evidence that he||
We have no evidence that he was beligerent when they let him in. If he was .17 at the end of the night, it was very possible he was .12 or so when he entered Rush St and acting perfectly normal. Some people show their drunkeness better than others - I know plenty of people who can be near-black out drunk and seem just fine to a bouncer. And it's not like anyone entering a place like Rush St is stone cold sober when they come in.
I agree that they should have been better about breaking up the incident before it got out of hand, but I wasn't there to see it so it's hard to really judge that too harshly. We may be talking about a matter of seconds here.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Agreed. People need to be||
Agreed. People need to be responsible for themselves. If they drink too much and make bad choices, that's on them. I get very upset when bars are blamed for the actions of people coming in to drink. Is it smart to cut off a guy who has had too much? Yes. But if the bar decides not to, they shouldn't be liable for any action caused by that person. It wasn't the alcohol's fault he shot that guy, it was his.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I blame him. Sometimes you||
I blame him. Sometimes you do the right thing, instead of the thing that nets you the most money. Sometimes unfortunate things happen to people and not everyone you can think of is to blame. This is why you get insurance and he wouldn't have to go around blaming everyone.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Does every bar you go to pat||
Does every bar you go to pat you down upon entering? I can't remember the last time I've been patted down before entering a bar. That's not standard protocol.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Depends on the carrier. My||
Depends on the carrier. My wife is an insurance defense attorney and she has lots and lots of stories of insurance companies who go to trial against their attorney's advice. And it seems to be the same companies making the same mistakes.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Why is that? He can't play||
Why is that? He can't play basketball. That's not his fault, but there's no reason he needs to be on an athletic scholarship. He can get a medical hardsip, stay on scholarship until he graduates and be a part of the team as a manager or in some other capacity.
I'm glad Michigan/Beilein stayed with him through everything and honored his scholarship. That said, he's not really a member of the team - we had lots of guards injured and played walk ons quite a bit and he was never considered except for a couple clearly garbage time games. If he stayed on scholarship and became a team manager his role, in actuality, would be completely unchanged.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I disagree with him on this.||
I disagree with him on this. Unless his point is "make a plan that doesn't include paying for your kids' college with retirement savings" then that's fine, but that's not how it sounds. If you've done a very good job saving for retirement and you can't afford college out of pocket or through your other savings, I don't see why pulling money out of your IRA or 401(k) is a big deal.
If you don't have much in your retirement accounts or you're planning on funding multiple kids 100% for expensive schools then you might dig yourself in a hole, but supplementing college through a retirement account is not a huge deal. It might mean you work an extra couple years longer than you expected or your standard of living during retirement is a blip lower, but that's called making a sacrifice for your kids and we do that all the time.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I can't remember why (we||
I can't remember why (we opened these about 5 years ago now) but my financial advisor got us the Virginia 529 Plan. That one might be worth checking out.
|1 week 17 hours ago||That's admirable, but what if||
That's admirable, but what if your daughter gets in to Michigan? That's upwards of 200k now, and living at home won't be an option. Same for if she wants to go to NW or Duke - or what if she gets into an Ivy League school? This is what I'm planning for - best case scenario. If my sons say "Dad I got into Brown and I really want to go there" I don't want to have to tell them no and I don't want to cripple them with debt forever. I'm fine with them taking out loans if they choose graduate school, but I don't want them to pass on med school or law school because they know they'll never get out of debt.
I know I won't be to afford an expensive college just paying yearly, but by saving a modest amount from the time they were born, I'll be able to let them go to any school they get into. I didn't have that option and I want to give that to my kids. They will have enough bills teaching them responsibility - they don't need egregious student loans as well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Interesting. I didn't know||
Interesting. I didn't know that.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm sure more people are||
I'm sure more people are learning from this thread than one guy. If he asked the question, others may have been wondering the same things. Some people like to get as much knowledge as possible before they see an advisor to make sure they aren't taken advantage of. I'm lucky that one of my best friends from UM is now a personal financial advisor and I can bounce stuff off him all the time, knowing he's being completely honest. If that wasn't the case, I would make sure I was very knowledgable before meeting with someone I didn't already know.
|1 week 1 day ago||My big problem with the MET||
My big problem with the MET is that it limits where your kids can go to college. What if your child gets into Harvard or Northwestern? Or decides to go to a small private college? I wouldn't want to limit my kids in that way.
|1 week 1 day ago||I would also argue against||
I would also argue against whole life. It's super safe but very conservative and you don't have a lot of flexibility. If you take out a whole life plan and decide a few years later you want to put that monthly payment toward something else, you can't do that. You're stuck paying your premium.
|1 week 1 day ago||First of all - nothing he is||
First of all - nothing he is doing is bragging. He simply said, "this is the homework I've done but I'd like to see what others are doing and why." I don't see why that's bragging.
Secondly, I don't think anyone would consider "less than 180k per year" wealthy, and if he was wealthy, I'm sure he wouldn't be worrying about Roth IRA vs 529. I make too much money to have a Roth IRA and I'm FAR from wealthy. Doing well for yourself and being wealthy are pretty far apart from each other.
Sure, this is a sports blog. But it's not uncommon to have a "for the betterment of the community" thread. If you aren't interested, go discuss how badass it one when Gary Harris fell over that one time.
|1 week 1 day ago||I will echo the comments that||
I will echo the comments that 529 makes the most sense. The only way it's not is if a) you save more than you need or b) your kid(s) don't go to college, which is essentially the same as a). All that means is you have (I believe) a 10% penalty and you pay taxes on it like you would with a Roth IRA anyway. Considering very few people save too much for college, the downside here is very unlikely. Plus, if your kids are close to college age and you realize you're ahead of pace, just stop contributing to it.
But yeah, team 529.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is the question how many||
Is the question how many in-state recruits, or how many of the top 11? We have offers out to two kids not on that list and a two recruit swing makes a huge difference on the bet.
|1 week 3 days ago||First of all - Kent County||
First of all - Kent County does not have more people than Maine or Delaware.
Second of all - the success of Founder's is negligibly related to the population of Grand Rapids. GR is not a big city. I have many biases toward GR (I grew up there, my family still lives there) but give Founder's some credit. They have experienced success by making good, unique beers.
I know people in Michigan, West Michigan specifically, are very high on their local beer, as they should be. But the poster above said that Founder's was success was due to GR folks overrating it, and that's just not true. Amway didn't become successful by selling soap in GR and Steelcase didn't become successful selling chairs in only West Michigan. You don't become a successful company in GR by selling to GR residents alone. Founder's is successful because they make a good product.
|1 week 3 days ago||That wasn't Cole. I believe||
That wasn't Cole. I believe that was a walk on FB.
|1 week 3 days ago||It doesn't matter where the||
It doesn't matter where the player is - you are not touching the ground until you touch the ground. Being on top of a player is the same as being airborn. What matters is where you first touch the turf.
|1 week 3 days ago||Feel free to voice your||
Feel free to voice your opinion on the beer, but Founder's isn't successful becayse it's overhyped by the people of Grand Rapids. In 2013, Founders was the 26th best selling craft brewery in the nation and it doesn't sell to much of the country (and sold to even less in 2013 when those numbers were tallied). Grand Rapids is certainly not big enough or influential enough to achieve that.
I was recently in Tulsa, OK on business. I went to a bar that sold a couple Founder's varieties and the bartender said they were the best selling beers they had on top (the only sold microbrews). i'm sure it wasn't all the Grand Rapidians in Tulsa buying it out.
Feel free to say you don't think it's as good as other people do, but to say that Founder's is nationally popular simply because of the opinions of Grand Rapidians is giving my hometown way more credit than it deserves. But I appreciate it nonetheless.
|1 week 3 days ago||What happened to Pac-12||
What happened to Pac-12 softball? They used to dominate these ranking, now it's all SEC.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not really. Minnesota is good||
Not really. Minnesota is good and we took 2/3 from them in Minneapolis.
|1 week 3 days ago||Where's OSU? Are they going||
Where's OSU? Are they going to take that big of a drop off?
|1 week 3 days ago||Let us now forget Ojemudia.||
Let us now forget Ojemudia. He was hurt for the spring game, but he's a senior and should factor in to the pass rush well.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not Wisconsin. If Dekker||
Not Wisconsin. If Dekker leaves for the draft (which sounds likely) they lose everybody.
Bo Ryan is a good coach, but this will be the least talented team they've had in a while.
|1 week 3 days ago||You got one check for $6474||
You got one check for $6474 and you bought a brand new BMW? That's sound irresponsible considering you aren't even sure of the reliability of this new Internet job of yours. How much of that near-6500 did you put into an IRA? How much into your 529 Plan for your kids? Considering the volatility in the market lately, I would put a good chunk in bonds until the S&P settles a bit. But brand new BMW? If you make decisions like that, I'm not sure I want to take your advice on employment.
Good day, sir.
|1 week 4 days ago||He runs a sub-11 100m? At||
He runs a sub-11 100m? At that size? That's moving. In that case, I think this kid has a future as a running back.
|1 week 4 days ago||Reports on him have been||
Reports on him have been good. But if that line up above is correct, he's behind two guys who are a year older than him, one who was a 5 star and one who is a monster. Dawson will push both of those guys this year. And if he never takes down either of them, he'll have his senior year to show NFL scouts he deserved to be there.
|1 week 4 days ago||Only problem with that is||
Only problem with that is he'd have to come in as a walk on since there's no way we take scholarship kickers in back to back classes. And if he's a 3 star, he'll get multiple offiers so asking him to walk on would be a tough sell.
|1 week 4 days ago||That's just ridiculous. You||
That's just ridiculous. You would take him over Matt Falcon or Mike Weber? You'd take him over Brian Cole or Donnie Corley? Maybe you would, but you would be in the strong minority.
|1 week 4 days ago||My guess is RB as well.||
My guess is RB as well. Harbaugh has shown he likes having mondo RBs, and Shallman getting so many touches points to that.
That said, we are losing 2 FBs after this year, Kerridge and Houma, and those are the only FBs we have who are at all proven. So it's possible Harbaugh wants to bring in two FBs this year to stock up that position a bit.
|1 week 4 days ago||It matters. Sure, the||
It matters. Sure, the important thing is that our staff offered him and thinks he's a fit for what we're doing. But it always helps when a bunch of other top coaching staffs feel the same way.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's always nice to have a||
It's always nice to have a handful of guys from the South for when other guys from the South come visit. In two years when a kid from Mississippi or Louisiana comes up for an official, it's a lot better to have a couple Alabama kids for him to stay with and hang out with. Better than a kid from Detroit telling them how great the north is.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think you mean: Ya mon!||
I think you mean: Ya mon!
|1 week 4 days ago||Like Mike Hart, but with 4||
Like Mike Hart, but with 4 inches and 30 pounds.
|1 week 4 days ago||I don't know a ton about||
I don't know a ton about them, but this is the second year in a row we've taken a kid from that school. And I'm sure there's a reason we picked it for the camp.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not a chance he redshirts.||
Not a chance he redshirts.
|1 week 5 days ago||They've been saying the that||
They've been saying the that for 24 hours and since nothing has been confirmed, I'm willing to bet it's not true. Those kids put that on their Twitter in seconds, so if no one knows about it for a full day, I'd say it's not true.
|1 week 6 days ago||Your last paragraph nailed it||
Your last paragraph nailed it - QB is a high transfer position because those guys want to play, and like you said, it's not a position where guys rotate. It's also not like the OL where if you're not getting PT at tackle but you're good, they'll throw you in at guard. There is one QB. If you are the same age as the starter, you're probably never going to be the guy. And a lot of those guys transfer, so you'd never actually have 8 at once. Probably never more than 5.
|1 week 6 days ago||Maybe some of us like the||
Maybe some of us like the updates. If you don't, be an asshole somewhere else.
|1 week 6 days ago||After watching that film -||
After watching that film - I'm excited about this kid. He's strong and fast and likes contact.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wow that would be a huge pick||
Wow that would be a huge pick up. Really huge.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Is the name "Pleasure Squad"||
Is the name "Pleasure Squad" his idea? Because at least that part of it is pretty cool. Sounds like an idea I had for our Gus Macker team name.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Agreed. I want whichever||
Agreed. I want whichever company pays us the most. I don't care if that's LA Gear.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||That's your opinion and||
That's your opinion and stuff, but what GMs are you buying? I'm not saying they're all the best cars on the planet, but my family has owned lots and lots of GMs and they all get sold around 150k miles with a fairly normal range of issues. My brother sold his Maliby at 240k and the thing still ran like a top.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||I really don't buy that last||
I really don't buy that last part. The auto industry employs a lot of people in this country.
If we didn't have unemployment then I would agree that freeing up that labor for other things would be of value, but we don't. So when manufacturing jobs go overseas, some of those people just don't have jobs. And when GM and Ford need to cut corprorate jobs because people buy a Toyota instead, that affects our economy, specifically Michigan's.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Your "pushing the envelope"||
Your "pushing the envelope" comment suggested otherwise.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||OK but you are cherry||
OK but you are cherry picking. When I owned a Prius it was completely assembled in Japan. I know a lot of Japanese automakers are building their better selling models in the US and some American automakers build cars in Mexico and Canada, but you can't say there's no difference between buying an American car vs a foreign car.
And I'm all for supporting the workmen, but that's a small portion of the total dollars spent. I like to look at the big picture.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||That last one was a joke.||
That last one was a joke.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||This is the case a whole lot||
This is the case a whole lot of the time. Many very good coaches hire assistants they have a previous relationship with and who they know they work with well. If Harbaugh has won with them before, why not stick with what works?
Keep in mind he was hired a little bit late so it made sense to get guys hired quickly and it's hard to take your time when you need to hire a full staff. I'm sure that when he has one or two spots open at a time he'll be more diligent and willing to spend the time to interview and hire guys he is less familiar with.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||That truck is way too||
That truck is way too expensive for a redneck mouth breather. They'll buy that truck 12 years from now.
But is all seriousness, it's not just rednecks who drive pick ups anymore. Lots of Mexicans too.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Just before moving from MI to||
Just before moving from MI to CA, I traded my dad my Escort for our family's TransSport Montana (which was probably a wash, price-wise) so I could get all my stuff out there. The coolest part is I couldn't afford to buy a new car for a while so I was a 23 year old living in LA driving a Montana minivan.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I can get on board with that.||
I can get on board with that. Although I think Burke is in a pretty good situation because the Jazz are close to being good and playing in the West they play against a lot of teams people want to watch as opposed to the Knicks whose only interesting game is against the Cavs and that's about it.
And althought fans might watch the Knicks more than the Jazz or Kings because they're the Knicks, the reality is that the GMs and scouts who really make these decisions aren't affected by that. There are only 30 teams and they'll find talent wherever it is.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I don't think he was using||
I don't think he was using "gay" in a pejorative way. I really think he meant that a Miata is stereotypically homosexual, not that being such is good or bad. A Miata is a gay car, not because the car itself is gay or bad, but because it's so often driven by gays. Many cars are often associated with a group of people (girls/women, blacks, Asians, old people). Saying "that's an old person car" isn't saying anything bad about old people, just that that car is associated with that group.
And don't go accusing me of racism or stereotyping here. If you think certain cars aren't purchased more by certain groups of people, you're wrong.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Care to explain why?||
Care to explain why?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||So why are we striving for a||
So why are we striving for a Japanese car made in Texas? Isn't it better to drive an American car made in America? I don't know where F-150s are built, but I know GMC Sierras are made in Flint. So maybe that's the best option.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Gosh he's relatable.||
Gosh he's relatable.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||No offense man, but THANK GOD||
No offense man, but THANK GOD Harbaugh doesn't drive a Miata.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Looking at that picture||
Looking at that picture reminds you that every now and then, a car maker just gets it right.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Agreed. I wouldn't have a||
Agreed. I wouldn't have a problem if every single team played in a bowl. I wouldn't watch all of them, but I already don't do that. I would watch some of them though - maybe because it's a local team I've somewhat followed or because a kid from my high school is on the team or because I just happen to be home and it's on TV. I've watched a lot of no name bow games over the years and sometimes they're great games. What's wrong with having a few more of those?
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I agree. Just because||
I agree. Just because something makes money doesn't make it bad. You know what makes money? Hamburgers. Lots of places sell hamburgers "just to make money" and you know what? I love hamburgers.
The reasons bowls make money is because people like to watch them. At a time when college football is about to be over for7-8 months, we get a few more games. And a few more teams get to take free trips to somewhere different. I really don't see why this is bad.
Does it "water down" or "de-value" the other bowls? No. Having a 43rd bowl does not make winning the Orange Bowl any less important to the team that wins it.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||They can talk to recruits.||
They can talk to recruits. It's not uncommon for former players to be on campus while recruits are there.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||It doesn't help that the||
It doesn't help that the Kings have McLemore who is such a similar player (but with an extra year of NBA experience).
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||You want Stauskas and Burke||
You want Stauskas and Burke to go to better teams but you think Hardaway is in a good place?
Utah is not bad. They've got a solid future ahead. They'd make the playoffs this year if they were in the East. They're not far off from being a solid playoff team.
The Kings are in the same boat as the Jazz, but like a year behind. They've got good young talent and with a high draft pick this year they'll be looking OK as well.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Are you suggested that 25% of||
Are you suggested that 25% of kids in America are "going hungry?' I'd like to see a citation on that.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Try living among their fans.||
Try living among their fans. UCLA fans were totally cool until about 3 years ago when they got good. Now they suck awfully hard.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That last throw and catch||
That last throw and catch were very pretty, but especially the throw. Frozen rope right on the money. That's an NFL throw.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Considering Mallett didn't||
Considering Mallett didn't want to be here and was reportedly hated by his teammates for having an awful attitude, I'd say ushering him out was very becoming of a Michigan Man. A Michigan Man takes more than "next year's record" into account in such situations.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You can't look at it that||
You can't look at it that simply, or every defense would get worse year over year because you almost never replace outgoing players (especially draft picks) with someone better. The rest of the team will improve some amount just by getting older, stronger and better. So it's very reasonable that our D improves from last season.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone who transfers before||
Anyone who transfers before this season wasn't going to offer much depth. Rudock doesnt have anything locked up. If you transfer before a starter is even named, it means you weren't even close.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This also helps us out in the||
This also helps us out in the event of injury. It was always possible that one of the QBs on our roster became a serviceable-or-better starter, but two was pushing it. Now if one of the 3 currently on campus is solid, we know we'll have at least 2 in that category.
The only way this isn't a huge help is if 2 of our current QBs ends up better than Rudock this fall. Good problems, and so on.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You'd think this would help||
You'd think this would help with any 2016 QB recruit. If Michigan's starter is a 5th year senior, it means the starting job their frosh year will be up for grabs no matter what.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's why he should take||
That's why he should take this opportunity to switch positions. He wasn't a great pro prospect to begin with, and now he has shoulder injury history. If he wants to play on Sundays, he needs to move. He's a big, athletic kid. He could be a very good RB/WR type.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think it's Cardale's||
I don't think it's Cardale's to lose, especially since that wasn't a bad injury to come back from. Fractures heal much more quickly and cause fewer issues down the road compared to other injuries. Cardale looked very good in the games he played, but JT Barrett played a whole season and was the Big Ten POY. Playing 3 good games is not as good as playing 11 good games.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Who will transfer if it's||
Who will transfer if it's Malzone or Gentry? Obviously O'Korn and Ruddock won't since they just transferred in. I supposed Morris or Speight could but...who cares? It's not that I have anything against either of those kids, but if guys want to transfer because they don't have the job - so what?
If a true frosh came out of this group as the clear #1, so much so that other QBs felt they didn't have a shot to take the job from him, that would be an awesome problem to have. It would mean we had the starting QB locked up for the next 3 years.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Although I'm sure||
Agreed. Although I'm sure they'd figure out a way to use him in some other capacity, if he left it wouldn't change their team a whole lot. They have 2 QBs who might both be better than him (and who haven't had shoulder problems) and the best RB in the league (with a very good back up).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's Kalis, right?||
I think it's Kalis, right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I hope so too. But if they||
I hope so too. But if they can't, we'll be better this year for it. And it won't set us back much at all. We'll have a bunch of other QBs getting reps over the next 18 months and one of them will be ready in 2016.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||People complain about this||
People complain about this literally every year. Guess what? Most days in April in Michigan are going to be a little chilly. It is very rare that an April Saturday is 65 degrees.
Anything other than rain during the actual game is a win.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree. First, there are||
I disagree. First, there are as many or more SEC schools who could benefit from this. You want balance? Allow Arkansas, Missouri, both MS schools, Tennessee, Kentucky and SC to go into the more fertile states and hold camps.
But even aside from that - the SEC has a lot to gain from even the top schools like Bama and LSU setting up camps in FL and TX. A lot of the kids from those states will be picking non-SEC schools such as FSU, Miami, Texas, etc. It would actually be in the league's best interest to keep as many of those kids in-conference as possible.
Auburn taking a recruit from UF is a wash. Auburn taking a recruit from FSU is a gain. There's not a lot to lose by allowing the SEC schools to do this.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They wouldn't all have camps||
They wouldn't all have camps in Alabama - AL probably has the 4th most talent among SEC states, behind FL, TX and GA. UF is more worried about a Bama camp in FL than Bama is about a UF camp in AL.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's what I was thinking.||
That's what I was thinking. Malzahn complaining about this publicly only keeps M in the spotlight, while also making him look like a whiny bitch. Win-win, as they say.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||One or two weeks makes very||
One or two weeks makes very little difference in terms of weather. The spring game is a fun fan event, but they aren't going to move around the whole spring practice schedule just for the hope of (marginally, at best) better weather for a spring scrimmage.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think Malzahn wants||
I don't think Malzahn wants to hold camps in the North and he probably won't waste his time in CA since most of the SEC doesn't recruit well out there anyway. He would, however, be happy to hold camps in TX, FL or GA where there are tons of recruitscoaches/schools with whom they would like an edge.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think SEC backlash||
I don't think SEC backlash would be enough to change this. The SEC isn't the only league with pull. In fact, I would argue that the Big Ten has more pull overall with the NCAA than the SEC does. The SEC isn't going anywhere, so pissing off the Big Ten to appease the SEC would be a bad move on the NCAA's part.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They won't piss off the local||
They won't piss off the local universities. If there is a high school that regularly pumps out top talent, it's not like the home state teams won't recruit that guy simply over a camp his school held. I can't imagine that will have an impact at all.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Other fans hate Michigan.||
Other fans hate Michigan. This just in.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Although I think an underage||
Although I think an underage girl is a little different than a boy (and the boy is likely 17) I still don't see how substituting a woman/girl makes this creepy, assuming the girl is a person of interest (such as a recruit) and it wasn't at all sexual in nature.
If my daughter was a HS junior softball recruit and someone snapped a picture while she was on a visit and put it on the school's sports blog, I would not find that creepy at all.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Is this one of those "I know||
Is this one of those "I know the answer but I'm not telling anyone" posts?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My 2 cents - I see no problem||
My 2 cents - I see no problem posting the picture. It's not like you were peering in a window or they were doing something they wouldn't want the world to know about. They were walking in broad daylight. Not a big deal.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It doesn't say he's a||
It doesn't say he's a Michigan State fan, just that he "also pulls for the Spartans" which is likely true for a lot of Michigan grads, especially those from Michigan. I have a lot of friends who pull for MSU or other local teams in addition to Michigan. That's not uncommon.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Defensive tackle will not be||
Defensive tackle will not be a question mark. Between Glasgow, Mone, Pipkins, Henry and Wormley we are looking good there. DE might be a question, but DT will be good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure why that would be||
Not sure why that would be unpopular. He is the oldest and most experienced QB on the team. Him being the best of the bunch is likely the best case scenario.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's not what a medical||
That's not what a medical hardship is. Medical hardship means he's done for good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||But does anyone know what||
But does anyone know what Speight has on his mind?!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well if he said it at a||
Well if he said it at a party...
Things must have changed since I was in college. Taking Gary to Deke would have convinced him to sign with OSU.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not that it changes your||
Not that it changes your point, but his casinos are not on the strip. They are in the Fremont district (old Vegas). It's not like he owns the Bellagio or something.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You guys are cherry picking||
You guys are cherry picking examples just to prove your point. If you pick Trey Burke (or Kevin Durant) you have to pick a football equivalent (which Brandon Graham is not). Who would you rather have - one year of Durant, or 3 years of Woodson? Or if you want to take Michigan bias out of it - Vince Young (or Reggie Bush or Adrian Peterson).
I understand that a lot of people like basketball more than I do, but I think I'm in the majority. At Michigan, football trumps all. Would you give up Peppers for one year of DeAngelo Russell? I don't think most M fans say yes to that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wow. I totally would have||
Wow. I totally would have rather wanted Clowney.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We can't forget about||
We can't forget about Ojemudia. He's an experienced player (more so than Marshall, at least) who has shown the ability to get to the QB. He might start, but he'll at least be a solid contributor and should be a strength.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with all of that. But||
I agree with all of that. But still, football > basketball. I will always want the blue chip football recruit over the blue chip basketball recruit.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would pick Gary. No doubt||
I would pick Gary. No doubt Brown is more likely to be a star and would have a larger impact, but football > basketball. Sorry.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would certainly prefer LA,||
I would certainly prefer LA, but that's the only city of the Big 3 that Harbaugh hasn't coached in. He spent a lot of time in both SF and SD so he may have more connections there.
As for Tampa, there is tons of talent there, and Orlando isn't noticeably closer to SE FL to make a difference.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Does that make Harbaugh||
Does that make Harbaugh Captian Jean-Luc Picard?
EDIT: after googling, I realize that name is from Star Trek, and I knew it only from the song Banditos by the Refreshments. I never knew that that was a reference to something until today.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Do we know where the CA camp||
Do we know where the CA camp will be held?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If Morris is getting 3 times||
If Morris is getting 3 times as many reps as either of the other QBs, then it sounds like he's the best of the bunch. Is that what you're just sayin'?
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||It's never humid in CA. And||
It's never humid in CA. And wouldn't you like to pull out those golf clubs whenever you want? And don't you hate it when the day you picked to golf with your buddies is raining? That also doesn't happen here.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Agreed. I didn't mean for any||
Agreed. I didn't mean for any of my lists to be exhaustive.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||My point was that where you||
My point was that where you choose to live doesn't make you a crybaby. You seem to imply that if you value warmth at all, you are a crybaby. So why not move to Greenland?
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||You certainly were hating on||
You certainly were hating on people who leave Michigan because of the weather. You said we were "wusses" I believe. And in your post above you said I didn't "like to get snow in my vag."
I know CA isn't for everyone. It's perfect for my tastes. There are also a lot of reasons people don't like it, and I'm not going to judge them or call them names (like you have been doing) if they don't appreciate the same things I do or don't want to deal with the negatives. Some people say "I can't stand LA because I hate all the congestion." I get that. To me, the positives outweigh that stuff, just like to you, the positives of Michigan outweigh the inconvenience that snow brings (even if you love doing stuff in it, you can't deny that stuff like wet feet, sweeping/scraping off your car, etc aren't an inconvenience.
The point of my post above was not to debate MI vs CA (or anywhere else). It was simply that leaving one state for another doesn't make you a wuss and what makes someone depressed (for you, lack of seasons) could be seen as a positive for someone else. Have some fucking perspective.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bullshit. Snow sucks. Sure,||
Bullshit. Snow sucks. Sure, there are some fun things you can do in the snow. But don't bring up skiing or snowboards because there is very little decent skiing in Michigan and even if you said the Boyne/Nubs type places qualify, I can get to better ski resorts from my house in LA in less time. So that's out.
Shoveling, driving in, walking in and all around dealing with the snow sucks a lot. Even people who love living in Michigan know that this is true. I love Michigan, and I would move back if the circumstances were right, but it would be in spite of the snow, not because of it.
You think the lack of seasons is depressing? You know what else is depressing? When your pants are wet up to the knee from the snow or your tires locking up at the wrong time and ending up in a ditch or smashed into the car in front of you (or worse). Or having your BBQ rained out or needing a completely different wardrobe for different parts of the year. You like swimming? You get to do it 4, maybe 5 months out of the year. When you're looking at dirty, brown snow, I'm looking at palm trees and 75 degrees. Poll the whole freaking world and ask which place is depressing.
Let it be known that I'm not hating on Michigan, I'm only hating on drjaws for insinuating that anyone who decides to move out of the snow does so because they are a wuss or a crybaby. I think you're a crybaby for not living in fucking Greenland, tough guy.
And for the record, California doesn't feel like a sauna year round, in fact most of it never feels like a sauna, it's just pleasant all the time. It gets hot where I live in the summer, but there's no humidity so our hot weeks are no worse than yours. And we have no mosquitos.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Water. AZ has very little,||
Water. AZ has very little, and between the Grand and Thornapple Rivers, Reeds Lake (and other nearby inland lakes) and Lake Michigan, there is lots of water to enjoy. My wife is a native Californian, and the first time I took her to Grand Haven she thought it was the ocean.
Also, tell her to research Forest Hills Public Schools. Regularly recognized as one of the best school systems in the country, and an overall great area to live.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I wasn't basing my comment||
I wasn't basing my comment simply on draft position, but I don't think we lack depth on the DL. At NT, Pipkins is 3rd string. Other DT/DE guys include Wormley, Henry, Godin and Taco who all have lots of PT and throw in Hurst, Poggi and MO who all have showed promise. That's not a bad amount of depth and (thankfully) doesn't include any frosh.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Also DL, boy. And I can't be||
Also DL, boy. And I can't be too worried about the LB corps because although we lost JMFR, we got Morgan back and both Gedeon and McCray sound ready. This D could (should?) be pretty damn good this year.