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|1 day 13 hours ago||Maryland is really umd, you||
Maryland is really umd, you can use that without causing too much confusion.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Are you also upset when the||
Are you also upset when the department gives money back to school? The field hockey team is part of Michigan whether you like the sport or not and should be supported. Your comment also assumes that prices wouldn't go up if it were not for these projects but that is clearly not the case as prices rise for football all over the country because people continue to pay.
In terms of the sport dissapearing the field hockey team probably splits 10 scholarships, "paying" athletes will lead to an extra 50k max increase for the program at an extra 5k per scholarship, I don't think that's enough to kill it. Split scholarships make direct comparisons to revenue hard.
If you want to argue that probably too much money is spent on athletes l probably wouldn't argue but that's not the argument you are making. Michigan supports Michigan, if you have a problem with that than you don't support Michigan, you just liked football and picked a team.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I get that but failing to hit||
I get that but failing to hit someone while driving drunk doesn't mean it isn't dangerous . I get that this is how the justice system works, if you shoot at someone and miss you get a different punishment than if you hit them. My issue isn't with york being suspended for a year, its with glasgow not being suspended for more than 1 game and the fact that everyone is saying he should have a second chance but York shouldn't. They both made a mistake but one man will have a chance to come back from it and another will not and its not like the mistake glasgow made is less severe, it is more dangerous both to him and society than York. If you had to ask me which person I would want living on my block it would be York.
Really what I'm getting at is I think glasgow deserved a harsher punishment and if you think he deserves a second chance at Michigan than I think York should get one too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not that I condone what York||
Not that I condone what York did or calling out your comment in particular but I'm confused why people are so anti York getting a second chance and ok with Glasgow playing this year. Driving drunk is a crazy serious thing and more people are killed by drunk drivers than punching. I personally think Glasgow and York should both be done for the year and see how they reform themselves. Just confused by the different responses.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah slingbox is great, you||
Yeah slingbox is great, you can use it like a dvr from your home tv. My brother and I use it for ravens games since we are in new york. Had a family wedding a couple years back and all watched after the wedding after missing the game, it works great.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Its really more a statement||
Its really more a statement on wealth than anything else as hockey is an expensive ass sport plus skating isn't really a big pastime in most low income areas in the country. Having interacted with athletes at michigan on a pretty regular basis I think the not having admissions issues stems mostly from the wealth of the families, and less the intelligence of the average hockey player.
edit: and thats not saying hockey players are dumb, though some of them are, its that they generally fell in line with most of the other sports including football and basketball, some engaged kids that could have hacked it at michigan regardless, some kids that were smart enough but don't really try and take the easy classes and some kids that really should have been kicked out but got enough direction from the ad tutoring to stay academically eligible even when it was pretty shady.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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)
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 4 hours 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.
|5 weeks 10 hours 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.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 2 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.
|7 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 6 days 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.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Why?||
|8 weeks 10 hours 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.
|8 weeks 10 hours 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.
|8 weeks 10 hours 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.
|8 weeks 11 hours 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.