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|15 hours 1 min ago||And I'm sorry but throwing||
And I'm sorry but throwing kids lives away over something that hurt nobody happens every day in our justice system, this isn't a new precedent.
|15 hours 3 min ago||Why should we give them the||
Why should we give them the benefit of the doubt because they are michigan men? would this be your response if you read the exact same story about another teams players? This type of mentality is dumb as shit, if someone fucks up they fucked up, doesn't matter where they went to school.
|15 hours 7 min ago||You've done worse and seen||
You've done worse and seen other students do worse? I'm sorry but we must have traveled in different circles. Lighting a car on fire is less of a danger to society than this shti, there is a reason it is a 4 year felony charge.
|15 hours 9 min ago||They will 100% get HYTA and||
They will 100% get HYTA and plead down but I think you are underselling what they did. Kids make mistakes is something you can say for smoking weed, getting drunk, shit even stealing the laptop of a person you have a problem with. Making a molotov cocktail is seriously dangersous, you aren't just making that because you can't find where to buy a firework and you are putting a lot of people in danger if you set it off anywhere near other people.
|6 days 8 hours ago||5 consecutive champs at club,||
5 consecutive champs at club, its like lacrosse was, they dominate their league but wouldn't be great at the top level.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Just wondering, what our are||
Just wondering, what our are chances of making the ncaa tourny. what would we need to do in the big ten tourny?
|1 week 2 days ago||I mean this home schedule||
I mean this home schedule sucks but it's not really that much worse than this year, we had michigan state at home, which yeah rivalry game and then what? Iowa? yeah there is more history but in my honest opinion maryland will be a better team than Iowa at that point. Utah is better than air force. I honestly don't think that 2014 is that much worse than this years was and at least there are 7 games. The fact of the matter is that about 3/4's of the big ten provide no excitement so any year without osu is going to have to bring in an out of conference game to spice it up which is what will be happening starting with arkansas and va tech.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That wouldn't work, ESPN||
That wouldn't work, ESPN could not afford the contracts they have with only charging $5 because probably only a quarter of current cable subscribers would pay for it, especially considering the NFL is on network telivision
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The idea that you as a||
The idea that you as a customer would be saving money in a pay per channel market is a fallacy. If, for example you wanted ESPN as one of your channels, well without having every cable subscriber automatically paying in, in order to cover the contracts they have been handing out and to maintain programming, ESPN would most likely charge you like $50 just for that single channel. Smaller side chanels like fx and tbs would either cease to exist, or would probably be bundled up with their parent chanels, like they are now, so you can either pay $20 for just CBS or $30 for a bundle. At the end of the day, a pay per channel model isn't as appealing as everyone here makes it out to be and chances are anyone who wanted to watch sports would be paying at least as much as they are now for only half the channels.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||no||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Want to follow through and||
Want to follow through and throw this about to be alumni a job? (does this count as networking?)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Just so you know, the issue||
Just so you know, the issue that caused the recent bad press wasn't the use of child labor but they closed a shop and refused to pay the workers what they were owed.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I like where a lot of||
I like where a lot of recruiting battles are going but I am confused about people can continually read quotes from Hand about how VT feels like home and bud foster is his favorite coach and think michigan is the leader. Am I missing something? Liking a professor is not better than saying a place feels like home to me.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||The students have been||
The students have been pathetic for non prime games, and I am a current student. However given this fuck the Athletic Department for raising ticket prices to what they are. I understand comparatively to the rest of the stadium its a steal and blah blah its absurd that if a student wants to attend both football and either one of basketball or hockey they would have to pay over $500. I don't know about the rest of you but I had to pay for everything that wasn't tuition, that means rent, food, textbooks, and other such things. The AD is pricing out any student that isn't just funded by their parents, and my guess is that most of the people who didn't show up were the students who didn't have to pay for the tickets themselves and that won't change with a ticket increase. If the university cares more about money than students, just eliminate the student section, other than that this price increase does nothing but price out a portion of the student body.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Wait people were upset with||
Wait people were upset with maryland and rutgers but would be cool with syracuse? I don't get it.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Great fundraiser, a little||
Great fundraiser, a little iffy on being open to student issues, lots of student orgs don't like her but I would say a net positive for the university during her tenure. She takes a lot of flack about putting fundraising and buidling imporvements over student well being. But that just some students opinions, nbobody thinks she was overall terrible for the school.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Look to the story of the||
Look to the story of the hiker who was taken in Iran and accused of being a spy. He was only in solitary for a few months and he wrote about how he welcomed seeing the people who tortured him and missed it when it stopped. Humans are not meant to be alone, there is almost no fate that has a worse impact on a person
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Best of luck to him, don't||
Best of luck to him, don't necessarily think it is a great idea as 2nd round contracts are not gauranteed and I see hardaway as more likely in the D league than in the NBA, but hey if someone offered me millions to do my dream job i would probably leave before finishing too.
Hope I'm wrong and timmy makes it big in the league. Now we need a gr3 and mcgary to stay and some big growth from gr3 if we want to make a run next year, but that discussion is for another day.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Do any of you know if||
Do any of you know if students can get hard tickets? Not having one of those tickets was my only regret from the weekend.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Take it for what it is worth||
Take it for what it is worth but the people I know around the team (I'm a current student) are pretty confident Hardaway has not made a decision, and that as of the beginning of the tourny run planned on going back. His father wants him to finish and he likes being here. Obviously all hearsay but its hearsay from my friends and I like what it says. On the other hand burke is pretty much gone no doubt.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||If a booster thinks you are a||
If a booster thinks you are a really intelligent engineering student and would do great things as a u of m alum and says I will give you money to attend the university of michigan is that a violation of moral integrity? There is nothing technically wrong about it but it is the exact same situation and I would never call a kid who took that money someone who lacked moral integrity. Who excused Webber? He broke a rule and as a result has been denied contact to the school that according to the rest of the fab five he actually really does care about. But to vilify, refuse to ever forgive and say he has no moral integrity is such an over the top response I have to believe you don't actually believe it because who can have that much hate in them over a person they have never met nor truly understand what he went through. Furthermore, I believe that responses such as yours are the reason he has never apologized, because you attack him as a person he is defensive and does not want to make you happy, it may be petty, but news flash so are you.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This sort of over the top||
This sort of over the top reaction is why nobody can take you seriously. I never said the school did not deserve to be punished, or that a rule was not broken. What I said was that I blame ed martin and not chris webber. In these situations I never blame the student athlete. I don't think reggie bush, or the ohio st players, or the auburn players are bad people with no ethical code or moral compass like you seem to do. There is a difference between acknowledging wrongdoing and looking at the circumstances around it and just blindly hating.
I hope your job does not require any sort of logical thought, analytical analysis, or empathy, because you seem incapable of all it.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I mean if you really want to||
I mean if you really want to get into the "rules are rules no matter how much you dislike them" argument it was mlk that said an unjust law is no law at all. I mean rosa parks never apologized for sitting on the front of the bus (not trying to equate rosa parks with webber, just talking about the rules are rules argument). I never said what webber did was smart or right, I just said trying to vilify him and make him out to be some secretly bad person (which is more or less what the poster I replied to originally was doing) as a result of this is an over the top reaction, thats it.
webber isn't special, it is just in these situations with 17 or 18 year old kids getting paid by boosters I never blame the players. I don't think what the ohio guys did makes them bad people, I don't reggie bush is a bad person either.
And lets be honest, the santions hurt the school for about 5 years, the 15 years after that were just bad hires. Maryland was hurt with worse sanctions after the len bias tragedy but hired gary williams and won a national title 10 years after.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Holy shit a young kid who||
Holy shit a young kid who took money and knew he was going to get in troulbe lied to try to avoid getting in trouble? That never happens, what a shitty person he must be. He made some mistakes when he was younger. Webber didn't kill the basketball program Ed martin did. Hating a child because he took money offered to him that made his life better is just absurd. This sort of response is most likely why Weber refuses to apologize (this is purely conjecture), when people hate you, you tend to react defensively.
And seriously people, Weber was not the first or last player to recieve "improper" benefits as a result of playing for Michigan.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Webber didn't cheat, he was a||
Webber didn't cheat, he was a high school kid who was offered things he could never have purchased on his own and took it to make his life better. You've done the same thing your entire life most likely, you just weren't an athlete so when your dad's friend gives you a job its not a violation of some inane rule. The system is broken hating Weber is asinine.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I'm sure a 6'8 180 pound||
Yeah I'm sure a 6'8 180 pound center with no midrange game who can barely dunk would do great in the nba. This is clearly a publicity stunt and she clearly would never legitimately be the best player on the mavericks board. Blake mclimans has a better shot of making the nba.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Has anybody gotten an email||
Has anybody gotten an email from the ncaa yet? I can't actually remember if I made it to 11 games because I forget how many I missed due to winter break and it messing up my count so I'm not sure whether to expect an email or not today.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The word around the||
The word around the basketball team is that hardaway loves college and plans on being back next year. Obviously if we win a title that might change, but I'd make that trade.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||For people saying not to use||
For people saying not to use the tournament I get what you are saying but at the end of the day when you look at the fnal four in most years it is made up of teams who were there all year. Just look at this years elite 8, duke, l'ville, syracuse, michigan, florida, osu, marquette, wichita state. Of those teams only two spent most of the year not ranked in the top 10 and I think that is true most years. I honestly believe that the style of play that is predominant in the big ten is not good for top teams. If you have a better team it behooves you to get more possesions. The big ten was certainly the deepest league in the country this year, but that doesn't mean the top 2 or 3 teams in the country played in it so it depends which measure you care about more.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||So we should just always play||
So we should just always play a zone against indiana every time we play them because apparently nobody ever taught crean how to play against it.