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|1 day 8 hours ago||Oh my b. Well my comment||
Oh my b. Well my comment still stands you should give living in another country or county a chance for a bit.
|1 day 8 hours ago||My mom is a lawyer who works||
My mom is a lawyer who works to defend the rights of people with mental health issues who are in the justice system. I think she likes her job. Being a lawyer doesn't mean what you think it means, that is just one specific type of lawyer and you happened to not enjoy it. Shit I know someone that enjoys tax law.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Have you ever lived in||
Have you ever lived in another country or is this just something you say for fun? And if you really believe your a college aged kid, go live somewhere else, its pretty easy to do for a year at that age, I have ton of friends who did it.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Not in terms of the lawsuit||
Not in terms of the lawsuit but why does it matter if they knew the kid was disabled or not? What they did was fucked up even if the kid didn't have a disability and just looked that way. Not that we haven't all made fun of peoples appearences before but I don't think its absurd to hold people to a higher standard with millions of twitter followers than joe schmo with his friends. I guess it sucks to be famous but if you don't want to deal with that don't go into sports or get off social media.
|1 day 13 hours ago||The messed up thing is the||
The messed up thing is the apology is because he is disabled, not because trey and shaq were assholes. If this guy had legitimately just been unfortunate looking nobody would ever have apologized but trey and shaq would still be assholes. (in this situation in particular, I have no idea if trey or shaq are nice people or assholes on the whole)
|1 day 13 hours ago||Jesus christ no we are not, I||
Jesus christ no we are not, I am sorry that you feel like the ability to threaten your child with physical abuse has somehow taken away the ability to parent but thats just a lazy excuse. I was never hit once and neither was anybody I know and most of my friends are working 60 hours a week in entry level jobs after successful college careers just like people who were fortunate enough to go to college 50 years ago. Sure millenials think more should be given to them, but if you have a problem with millenials blame your own damn self, it was your generation who raised us to be pretentious and think we were owed everything. Pretty much every physoclogical study has shown positive reinforcement to be better for development of a child. It requires more work, you can't cop out by beating your kid or just by giving in and getting them a toy, you actually have to take time with the kid and not everyone does that but that doesn't make the approach wrong. Giving a kid a toy to shut them up is being a lazy parent, hiting a defensless child to get them to shut up is also being a lazy parent.
Society isn't soft today, you just equate violence and physical aggresion with strength, just like the other poster did with his comment about wwIII, which is also dumb since those tough sons of a bitches had such clear victories in vietnam and korea. Everyone likes to remember the past as better, thats great, have fun with that but morals aren't degrading they are getting stronger every year, society is better now than it was 50 years ago, more innovation is happening than ever before and we are taking small baby incremental steps to an actually equal society, if that means some people are a little pretentious at 22 then that works for me.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Yeah but what that guy said||
Yeah but what that guy said was complete crap and not true 50 or 100 years ago either. Its a huge fallacy that people are softer today. Oh no we recognize the impact that things have on people, depression is a real disease our society has gone to shit. Its machismo bullshit, it has never been true and people 50 years ago were just as big of assholes and just as petty as they are today.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't disagree, that is why||
I don't disagree, that is why I am nervous about the game. I actually follow maryland pretty closely, they were my team until I went to Michigan for college and I'm super pissed that they moved to the big ten because now I don't really get a second team. I think they will surprise a lot of people in both football and basketball this year. I know my siblings are pretty excited for this football season, they know they have a good team and Michigan and penn state are still below were you would expect them to be historically and get msu at home. This is probably one of their better chances at the division.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm so scared we are going to||
I'm so scared we are going to lose to Maryland this year. Grew up in Baltimore and both my siblings went to UMD, I'll never hear the end of it if we lose. This must be what its like for most people and MSU.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So glasgow is getting||
So glasgow is getting suspended by Hoke for the year right? That's what I would do, anything less than 6 games is a joke.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Does the AP still plan on||
Does the AP still plan on giving out the crystal ball? cause I want a crystal ball for Michigan.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I worked at zingermans while||
I worked at zingermans while in college and to this point I can easily say they cared more about me as a part time undergrad than any of my friends or I at real jobs in a variety of fields. Beyond that thought comparing it to maize and blue is just dumb, I lived across from maize and blue and enjoyed it, it is a good sandwich, but if all you are doing when you go to zingermans is eating a sandwich you are doing it wrong. There are cheeses and meats that you can maybe get at one or two other places in the country that you can sample no problems, the people working the stations have spent hours training so they can talk to you with knowledge about these ingredients. They are two different places and shouldn't really be compared.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If the match fixers knew that||
If the match fixers knew that 4-0 was what was published and didn't change it to a new scoreline than they are pretty dumb.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I think Purdue and Minnesota||
I think Purdue and Minnesota already have that one on lockdown. I'm here for the negbang, this will be a good long term move for the conference and for michigan, rutgers and maryland will not be any worse than the irrelevant crap currently at the bottom of the big ten and will bring in more money in the long run. It's nice to yearn for the past but it's also filled with rose colored glasses, it probably wasn't as great as you think it was and the future isn't as bad as everyone here says it will be. And don't look now but Maryland has the most recent basketball championship from a big ten team.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah thats scary. Cameroon||
Yeah thats scary. Cameroon was at fualt for the second goal because of ball watching, that is pretty much omars biggest weakness.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It depends how you define a||
It depends how you define a gain for consumers. Is paying $60 for five chanels better than paying $90 for 120? What does unbundling really mean? Disney owns a few different channels, do you think they won't package those together? This article sums up my thoughts pretty well http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2013/05/mccain_s_la_carte_cable_bill_is_bad_deal_for_consumers.html .
Pretty much it sounds great in theory, and if you live alone or with a group of friends that watch similar shows you can save money. If you have a family where you want to watch sports, one kid wants to watch disney, the other wants to watch nickolodean, a third wants to watch cartoon network and your wife wants to watch bravo (or switch around the wifes role and your role, top chef is great and women like sports too). The point is by the time you get all of these channels you won't actually be saving very much and when march madness rolls around you will miss the all the games on tnt or trutv.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Is identity theft a violation||
Is identity theft a violation of copyright law then? Your original identity still exists, you are able to use it and have not been deprived of it. Sure its value is lower but if you don't think being able to easily get free copies of things doesn't lower their market value then I don't know what to tell you.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Ok but my point is that||
Ok but my point is that illegelly streaming or torrenting is theft, not a violation of copyright laws. In many cases laws don't have the specific language to necessarily deal with the realities of digital theft so I guess it is somewhwat subjective but illegally torrenting a season of show is still depriving someone of a sale, it may not be 'physical property' per se but stealing a persons identity is still theft so clearly physical property isn't the defining charecteristic of theft.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||sports is the only reason you||
sports is the only reason you and most people on this blog have cable, that is not a representative sample. According to wikipedia (I know grain of salt, whatever) the top 10 cable providers combine to subscribe over 59 million people (and this number doesn't include dish or direct tv customers, just cable). ESPN was the number 3 cable network, behind the usa network and disney channel at 2.3 million viewers for primetime viewership in 2012. I think ESPN actually dropped to sixth in 2013 with an average of 2.05 million. Monday night football is incredibly popular but even still isn't appreciably bigger than walking dead, duck dynasty, or other big cable shows.
Also people always seems to assume if cable is unbundled streaming sites like netflix and hulu will stay the same price, or amc will continue to stream for free on its website. If these networks lose the funds of basic cable subscriptions everything for online streaming will cost more, you won't be able to stream the walking dead for free anymore. Cable won't just unbundle in a vacume that doens't impact internet streaming services.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Why?||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The rental box is some shit,||
The rental box is some shit, I'll give you that. I just don't get the moral loopholes that people must go through to convince themselves that downloading illegally and streaming illegally isn't stealing. The difference between that and taking a dvd off a shelf is just whether you are likely to get caught, not the actual act.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Most economic studies done on||
Most economic studies done on unbundled cable show it being more expensive for the average customer and terrible for sports fans, not sure why so many people on this blog think it will be so great.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think you overstate the||
I think you overstate the viewership of espn. The number of people who have cable is significantly greater than the number of people who watch sports on espn. If espn was dropped from basic cable and overall cable prices were lowered and espn was a charge I don't think you would lose tons of cable viewers but espn would lose money. I think its in both the best interest of cable companies and espn to keep espn on basic cable for the reasons you mentioned but I think espn would struggle more not on basic cable than basic cable would struggle without espn.
Also to your last point I think the reason abc fights to keep espn on basic cable is because that is necessary to keep espn alive, not to keep cable alive. espn is the leech, not vice versa.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah stealing if fun when its||
Yeah stealing if fun when its just from the internet right? I mean stealing a dvd from a store, thats wrong, but if I download it illegaly from the internet I'm just sticking it to the man.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Services like airbnb and uber||
Services like airbnb and uber are certainly numbered, those loopholes that allow them to exist without fees and regulations are going to get closed fast if the court even rules that they exist.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||What makes you say that?||
What makes you say that? Currently espn gets money from every cable subscriber in the country despite only a tiny portion of those subscribers watching sports on that network, the nfl is on network tv. If espn is seperated from that they would have to charge incredibly high rates just to break even with future contracts to the people who do watch sports. They might be able to get away with it but it would most likely be terrible for people who want to watch the sports that do get shown on espn frequently.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Listen I get that it means||
Listen I get that it means more to you, and to mgoblog people. Mgoblog isn't a representative sample of the Michigan fanbase. I get caught up in womens softball every year because michigan plays, I also don't watch a game other than Michigan, this isn't normal. Most fans who show up to football games don't watch the softball team partly because they are not as invested in Michigan. Dave Brandons job isn't to make mgoblog happy, its to run a successful athletic department and make sure that there is continued success for football and success for football means wins, if we win people show up, it really is that simple. Paying for nussmeir and mattison is expensive, the assistant coach salaries are higher than they have ever been, facilities cost more than they ever have and Michigan is actively avoiding thousands of dollars in revenue by not playing ads, Brandon is going to make that up somewhere, just like every other perosn running the AD ever would.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Give me a break. Michigan is||
Give me a break. Michigan is Michigan because of 110k people at games and a winning history, not because we don't play ads at a game. If Michigan had a 40k person stadium and a history of being average the last 6 years would have led to a half empty stadium even if all you ever heard was the band, the crowd and the pa announcer. 90% of fans don't care if there are ads, that's why good teams sell out and bad ones don't. Michigan has a long enough history of success to survive a decade of average, but winning teams have good fans, it's really that simple and Michigan is no different from that. Just look how many people suddenly care about basketball again.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You can both say that bradley||
You can both say that bradley is incredibly important to the team, acknowledge that US plays its best when he plays well and still say he has been bad at the world cup so far. We obviously can't bench him but the rest of our midfield has picked up the slack of Bradley playing poorly to this point. He played better yesterday than he did against Ghana but he still didn't play well and that turnover wasn't just another turnover in a game. His decision making would be like a team trying to run out the clock and the running back only putting one arm on the ball as he goes through the line. It was just dumb.
I also disagree with Brians optimism. Yeah 4 points is where we wanted to be but Portugal look done. Ronaldo is clearly not at 100% and they didn't even celebrate the goal yesterday that saved their world cup. I don't see a situation where Ghana doesn't score at least 2 on that defense. That means we have to tie germany or we are at. I think there is like a 30% we go through, if Ghana scores first its like a 15% chance.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah it was perfect cross and||
Yeah it was perfect cross and really good finish. Plus Cameron got caught ball watching and didn't mark his man. But when there is 30 seconds to go you don't take a touch with a man on, you kick it towards the corner. None of those things happen if Bradley does what you are supposed to do. This on top of trying to cross the ball in stoppage time of the Ghana game just shows a worrying lack of awareness from Bradley. He may make great passes but it doesn't seem like he understands situational soccer that well. If the same situation happens to Jones I bet he goes in for a hard tack on eder, takes the yellow and moves on, Bradley got picked and then jogged back.