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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously didn't see our oline in 2013||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||In retrospect I wish we had beaten MSU||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||This is true||
However, because we live in a western country, it is also distracting and unhelpful. It's the symbol of the Nazis and white supremacy in the west, with all apologies to its peaceful origins.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||The girls at UM are just as good looking as the girls at MSU||
The reason why schools of lesser academic quality get repuations for having more attractive women is because those schools have a higher percentage of women who spend more time on their clothes and make up than their studies; that's why they are there instead of at a better school.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I feel for the kid||
I was friends with a lot of people who were close to him, and apparently he was a good guy and a good friend with a lot of self-awareness about how his career was going, but didn't let it get him down.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Minor quibble||
The 2012 recruiting class had already been signed the previous january, so Hoke couldn't go back in time and add a QB in response to the Nebraska game.
Doesn't mean it wasn't a stupid decision not to take a QB that year, ater taking a flier the year before.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I can only speak to Notre Dame Prep||
Which I believe is an amazing high school.
However, a lot of the ones you listed are good, and honestly I wouldn't go to any that are more than a 20-30 minute drive away
But in all honesty, if you are in a decent school district (Rochester, Ann Arbor, Bloomfield, Troy, etc) just send em to public school and pay for their college tuition down the road.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I mean||
"The Wolverines return just 11 starters, including five on an offense that finished eighth or worse in the Big Ten in every major category last fall"
We return 8 on offense; the only losses were Gardner, Funchess, and Miller.
and don't we return 7 on defense too?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Everyone here banging on about how RR's defense was his downfall||
remember that when he was hired (and hired his second DC) Michigan was being incredibly stingy on assistant pay.Jeff Casteel would have followed RR except it would have meant taking a big pay cut.
RR nonetheless did have a number of missteaps. He actually did have a decent DC (I think) in Schafer, but Schafer was a 4-3 guy and RR had a bizarre insistance on the 3-3-5 despite not knowing anything about coaching defenseive, probably due to his cronies on the defensive coaching staff. He could have also been a bit more tactful about certain aspects of being the coach at Michigan.
But dear God please don't pretend that he wasn't undermined as badly as any new HC has ever been at a P5 job. Before he even coached one game he had most of the local media gunning for him due to BS like the WV document scandal and Boren transfering because RR shouted and swore (like 90% of college coaches). Lloyd and the alumni players did at best nothing to help him and at worst did crap like encouraging players to go to Sparty. The Freep created a massive controversy out of nothing with practicegate. Oh, and lets not forget the ossified husk of a roster that he was left by lloyd carr, which had a terrible back 7 on defense and something like 2 remaning starters and 6 olineman on offense.
You hire Jeff Casteel at the beginning and RR is probably still coach here. Heck, you hire Jeff Casteel after 2010 and RR is still coach here, at least if you removed all the off the field submarining he took.
|30 weeks 5 hours ago||Love love love it||
Not the best pizza in the world, but it is pretty solid, and that amount for that price is amazing. So sad that there isn't one in Boston
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Marital rape probably isn't a "crime" in GOT||
but that's kinda irrelavent given that the GOT justice system is six degrees of f'd up by our standards (See eg: trial by combat)
If you agree to have a crime perpetuated against you ONLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN COERCED INTO DOING SO, it is unquestionably 100% rape. And yall are dense as all get out if you think she agreed to either the marriage or the sex of her own accord.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||No, its pretty clear she didn't willingly marry Ramsay||
Oh wow, she discussed it with Littlefinger. And what do you think would have happened had she said no to Littlefinger? Sansa is smart enough by now to know exactly what happens to people who cross Littlefinger.
She was forced into marriage, and the sex was essentially coerced, since refusing to consumate the marriage would likely land her in a session of Ramsay's Super Happy Flaying Fun Time. Even within the context of a coerced sexual encounter, Ramsay violently and aggressively took her and used her in ways she was not prepared for, or okay with, because he knew that she couldn't say no.
It was absolutely, 100% rape and the fact that you can't see that is profoundly disturbing.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||It isn't the end of the world if you are from CA and want to||
live in CA, provided it is a full ride.
But the job prospects are still pretty mediocre. Only about 50% of grads get full time, long term jobs that require a JD. Only 13% get the high paying, prestigious gigs popularly associated with lawyering. 20% of the class is straight up unemployed 9 months after graduating.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I am a young recent grad||
I would totally raise my future family in Ann Arbor. Assuming I could get a job there of course (grad school right now)
My only concern is that my love for AA is more tied up in how great my undergrad experiences there were. Would I still love it the same amount living there as a post grad, or is my fondness more due to the friends I made there and the college experiences? I don't THINK so, but who knows...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Double post||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Not to be a jerk, but||
provincial is a pejorative term for people outside the city, not those inside the city who look down on provincials, fyi.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Charming ad hominems||
I did, in fact, happen to notice that the article portrays sexual assault as a phenomenon that exists independently of greek life. I also noticed this part: "Studies have shown that fraternity men are three times as likely to commit rape".
So while it is obvious that sexual assault happens outside of the greek context (a point neither myself nor anyone else was disputing) , frat bros are far more likely the commit rape, because even ones that don't encourage gang rape as an initiation ritual have plenty of misogyny baked into the system.
In any case, none of that was present in my comment, which was about how supposed oversight of frats is a joke (see: this article, where the system did nothing or next to nothing to numerous and systemic sexual assaults from the greek system, and in fact did plenty to protect them).
I don't know why it would matter if I knew someone that went to one of those schools or not (although I do) or that you knowing a victim of sexual assault somehow invalidates my opinion if I did not (I know several, victimized in both greek and non-greek situations, and I find it incredibly offensive that you would try to wave their experiences in my face like a badge of authority).
Please try to read this post more carefully than you did my last one.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Yeah, no.||
Did you even read the article? The current oversight provided by universites over greek life is a joke.
Sure, people might form secret organizations, but in order to grow to any degree they'd have to add more members....which would lead to discovery of the groups, and the prompt suspension/expulsion of the members.
At that point, joining a secret male organization would become more trouble than it's worth, and they'd fade away.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I pry should have phrased it better||
I'm including everyone after Henson too.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Two points||
First, no, John Navarre didn't get as much crap as Gardner gets. He definitely got a lot (and it was definitely out of proportion given that he lead the team to back to back 10-3 seasons) but while people grumbled when he struggled it never approached anything serious except when Drew Henson was on the team.
Second, while everyone loves Denard, many people who love him trip over themselves to qualify that love with "well he may not have been a good passer, but...", questioning his ability to actually be a QB.
Here are Denard's passing stats from 2010, when he had a real QB coach.
Completion Percentage: 62.5%
Also pretty comperable to Henne, except Denard also did this
1702 yards rushing, 6.6 yards per attempt, 14 TDS
But Denard was the one who was/is criticized as a terrible passer, not Henne.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I think that only helps my point||
Gardner puts up equal/slightly better numbers despite the train wreck around him. Yet people wanted to replace him with Morris, despite there being nothing to demonstrate that Morris would be ready. Now why is that?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Hmmm||
I'll give you Minor, and Toussaint seemed like he could have been good with an oline that gave him space
But that's what, two guys going back to 04 (given that Hart came in being what he was)? Pretty terrible track record.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||It's pretty understandable if you think about it||
Devin Gardner 2013:
Completetion percentage: 60.3%
Chad Henne (best season, 06):
Completion percentage: 61.9%
So, almost identical (or better) numbers for Gardner, yet he was torn apart last year. Henne gets praised as probably the best UM qb since Henson.
I wonder what noticeable characteristic would cause one of these two to get blasted and called incompetent while the other one recieves praise.....something about Gardner (and Denard) that hasn't generally been true of UM QB's in the last 40 years...
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Actually now he is! :D||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||If Rich Rod had brought Casteel with him||
there is a strong chance he is still coach. I say strong and not "certain" because the "Michigan Men" would have still despised him and undermined him at every turn, and because the team Lloyd left him was still going to be a rotten husk.
Dave Brandon, Brady Hoke, and the rest of the football/athletics leadership are all incompetent hacks, but this is what our program inbreeding has done to us.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Did they?||
They have one NC in the last 30 years, and only three BCS appearances in the last 20 years. They were utterly blown out in each of those three appearances.
Based on tonight, they are definitely ahead of us as a program tho.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yeah, I was actually||
Student section shrank by a third. and general admission for hockey now means "get there 1.5 hours before hand or be prepared for the worst seats in the house". The scoreboard is nicer, but the end result was huge areas devoted to "disabled seating" that inevitably are never used by the disabled (only for recruits).
Meanwhile, the areana feels half empty because of the huge space allotments to luxury upper deck seating that is never filled.
Half of the hockey threads this past season were complaining about how the quality of Yost has nosedived in the past four years.
Sure, but in actuality, the only ones that matter are football, basketball, and hockey. And he has had a direct role in making two of thsoe worse (and bball is only better because the coaches and upgrades were already in place before him. I shudder to think what will happen when/if there is a coaching change for bball).
|1 year 21 weeks ago||So let's break this down||
1. Has nothing to do with being an athletic director or managing Michigan sports in the 21st century (this is the disease I have been talking about; if you played for Bo people will worship you even tho it means diddly squat anymore)
2. Regent's don't do jack beyond making sure the Uni is profitable. Michigan has been profitable for almost it's entire existance. A for effort Brandon!
3. Former CEO: See, "rips off model of business competitors and why that doesn't work in college football"
4. Being AD in and of itself doesn't mean jack. I could be hired AD tomorrow, doesn't mean I'd suddenly be qualified to run the department.
5. "Father of four". Congrats, he can procreate. So can any drunk in a bar on a friday.
6. "led U of M out of stretchgate": "didn't f-up the conversion out of the non-controversy that was stretch gate (which only existed because MICHIGAN MEN working at the freep decided that Rich Rod didn't deserve to coach at U of M)
7. "unparalled financial success": The department was profitable before him. It'll be profitbale after him. The university literally has nothing to spend that extra profit on (besides administrator pay and worthless upgrades to the facilities of non-money sports)
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You root for the team nonetheless||
It isn't their fault at the end of the day. They are mostly all top recruits who figured they'd be able to dominate their compeition. They didn't know what they were getting into.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||He attended UMich||
and even played football under Bo, thus making him a "Michigan Man" (TM) even if every action he takes indicates a soulless corporate sponge who only cares about short term profit and BRAND PROMOTION instead of what makes Michigan Michigan.
I hate, hate, hate, hate HATE the concept of a "Michigan Man" and the sooner it dies in a fire the sooner we as a program can move on.