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|2 weeks 5 days ago||I am a die hard Michigan fan||
I am a die hard Michigan fan and would love it if Harbaugh came back. The one thing that I'm guessing is being undervalued here is where Jim and his wife want to live. No amount of rational analysis of numbers, timeline, etc can help clarify what is a personal choice. Yes he would be getting crazy money but (not to sound rude to my Midwestern friends) he would have to move back to Michigan. For people who live there it's seen as a non-issue. For others it is seen as a big negative.
As someone who attended the school from out of state from a cold weather 4 seasons type of place, I was used to the tougher weather. Now I live out in California and I don't ever see myself leaving. Yes the high salary would be something for Harbaugh to consider BUT unless people have lived here in CA (and assuming they liked it), people may not understand how many people would rather make less and pay more for housing just to simply remain in California. Staying in California for people who like it here carries a real yet intangible value.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Asking Brady to explain would||
Asking Brady to explain would be the ultimate in futility. You may as well as a dead squirrel the same question. You'd get about the same amount of actual info. The press should protest Brady's pressers and either not even bother to show up. Or show up and and not ask ANY questions. But then still write up an article about the presser.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||If I were a student I totally||
If I were a student I totally would protest and not goto the game or goto the game late. The way to do it would be for all the students to go, but stay outside the stadium and not take your seats until 5 minutes into the game. This way the media can't attribute this to fan apathy, it would represent quite the contrary that everyone got there on time but refused to enter the stadium. Think of the overhead aerial shot. Quarter empty stadium, all the kids outside! It would be very easy for the media with a tiny bit of diggiing to report the true narrative of the spectacle that is the students are not necessarily protesting the teams poor performance, but rather protesting the teams poor managment via coaching and athletic department, and the ultimate erosion of the Michigan football experience thanks to our friend Dave Brandon.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I never thought about it but||
I never thought about it but I completely agree...
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I think it was Cameron who||
I think it was Cameron who really cost us that game. 2 critical mistakes. First the botched clear for their first goal, and second letting that guy beat him and run free into the box for the game tying header. Thanks Cameron!!
|28 weeks 6 days ago||1. Anyone else think horse||
1. Anyone else think horse racing is SOOO incredibly fixed?
2. They make a huge deal about the triple crown, but I'm in the who the hell cares camp. It's a totally made up contrived accomplishment. In horse racing no less!
Think about if they hyped an analogous thing in dog racing or horse and buggy racing? How ridiculous would that be? Yeah about as ridiculous as the horse racing version too.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||This is a joke. It's a joke||
This is a joke. It's a joke when they do it. It's a joke when we have done it.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Great run of Michigan||
Great run of Michigan Basketball!!!! But man the end of the game with all the stupid fouling and the time outs.... it really sucks the life out of the game and I've always hated it when they do it.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Brilliant. I too have hated||
Brilliant. I too have hated this aspect of basketball. It ruins games turning basketball games into free throw shooting contests not to mention drags out the last minute or two of the game into 15 minutes easily plus all the TV commercials. I think ANY foul in the last say minute or two should result in free throws if warranted AND the fouled team gets the ball back (unless they scored on their possession.). This would force people to play defense and abandon these unsportsmanlike shenanigans. I'm also in favor of taking away all the damn time outs that also plague the games. Teams should each get 2 time outs.
|1 year 1 week ago||The time your grandfather||
The time your grandfather grew up in (not talking about his (awesome) experiences) and how he conducted himself in life seems to be the exact opposite of the times we are in now when people blog, Facebook, Instagram, etc all kinds of crap. Not really saying one is better or worse. Just an observation.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The cheerleaders should||
The cheerleaders should replace the stadium wide "GO". "BLUE". Chant with "FIG". "THING". Would be easy to do. Just make new signs the whole stadium would be yelling it
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I forgot who it was, some||
I forgot who it was, some media outlet predicted we would have 6 or 7 losses including UCONN....does anyone remember who that was?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||OK now for something a little||
OK now for something a little uncomfortable. Who here is willing to admit that they ever cheated on anything academic related in college?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||You know guys for all of you||
You know guys for all of you that get pissed and rant and chastise trolls... its really simple. Don't respond or acknowledge anything. Don't comment back. Just don't feed the troll.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Really stupid list. What||
Really stupid list. What list is next? College Football Best Coach Voices? Coaches with the Best Halftime Motivational Speeches? Mock Draft Boards? (Oh wait we already have those...)
|1 year 30 weeks ago||One simple way of fixing the||
One simple way of fixing the attendance issue, is stop scheduling terrible home games and actually get matchups that people might actually care about. App St? Terrible...Cincinatti? What's the point?? Yea i get it you make some money and pad the record. But you can't do one and then complain about the lackluster attendance. Think about it. If Michigan played App St at a neutral site would people go? No.. So why do people act surprised that interest is low just because its at home?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||It doesn't really matter what||
It doesn't really matter what your/the seller's appraisals are. It only matters what the buyer's/lender's appraisals are. Getting your own appraisal is only useful for helping determine price. But you (or your agent) can easily get this by looking at recent comparables sold in your area because this is the bedrock of how an appraisal is done - looking at recent comparables in your area. Finally I am also a big fan of firing your agent. It's always good to pull the rug out from someone or at least make sure they know thay you have no problems doing it.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||It really depends on where||
It really depends on where you are and what your market is like. If you are in Los Angeles the strategy for getting around this I think is different than if you are in Ann Arbor.
That being said what you should do...
1. Have the buyer find another lender who will do their own (another) appraisal. Some banks are more risk averse and will have accordingly tighter appraisals. Other banks are hungry for deals so will 'appraise' things at the sales price to get the deal. I know from recent dealings that Citibank was very tight fisted. Wellsfargo or Bank of America appraised things on value no problem. Look into working with a smaller local mortgage broker as well. Sometimes they can be more personal and responsive.
The buyer SHOULD be working with multiple lenders to get the best appraisals (not stymie their deals and lose the house they want) and potentially get the best terms on their loan. Just because you are pre-qualified with a particular lender does not mean you need to close a loan with them. Most homebuyers don't realize this and don't do this.. and just go with their bank and take whatever is offered which is a mistake IMO. Sure it is a pain in the ass to go through the paperwork and provide all the documents to multiple entities but they really ask for the same stuff by in large. So just make duplicates of everything as you go and when you want to throw another hat in the ring, drop the file on them and let them do the work for your business. I digress....
2. Go with/contact the other buyers again for the same reason that they may have other lenders and therefore better appraisals. Also one of these buyers may really like the property and may have the extra cash to cover the difference. You never know. The fact that you had multiple full price offers in a short period of time bodes well for you.
Your agent should be able to contact the other offers quickly. You should do both #1 and #2 at the same time. If your agent can't do this, Think about finding another agent. Or better yet do a for sale by owner. i did and it went great.
3. Otherwise just sit for a few months. Appraisals lag an upticking market as mentioned above. If you legitimately had the interest in your property now, you will have the interest later.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Couple random (bad) ideas I||
Couple random (bad) ideas I had...
2. Delany should have struck a huge sponsorship deal with Miller Brewing Company to sponsor the whole conference, the divisions could have been renamed to "Tastes great!" and "Less filling!" The championship game could have endless stadium and television promotional opportunities. He really missed the boat on that one. Think about the constant screaming of those lines plus the beer commercials a la Super Bowl.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I don't see the problem of||
I don't see the problem of coming on here to "bitch" as you say about poor performances. I find it odd that you even try to influence MgoBlog in that way. If we do lose, what the hell do you expect to happen on here anyway? I mean its an internet sports blog for crying out loud. You may as well tell us all to not feel bad, or upset, or even angry as if it's not justified. Granted it is just a game but it is one we are all obviously passionate about, and I would say that passion is definitely part of the game.
If you don't like those posts, don't read them. Better yet if we lose don't visit the site until spring football. But I think the board police/hall monitor undertones have gotten way tiresome.
The REAL question which others have mentioned and I find equally as odd, is what the hell do you care about MSU so much that you would read their blog?
|2 years 1 week ago||That sucks she did not get in||
That sucks she did not get in but I really don't think extracurriculars mean as much as people think unless you did something significant not just be a part of some club or sports team. It's great that people are sharing their admissions experiences and comparing numbers but I think a very valuable bit of info is either what year you applied or when you graduated. Seems to me that admissions conditions changed a lot over the years in terms of number of applications, the affirmative action thing, plus in and out of state tuition to name a few. I'd be curious to know how average GPA or SAT/ACT scores trended over the years....
|2 years 3 weeks ago||From what I recall Woodson||
From what I recall Woodson won the Heisman because he truly was the most outstanding player that year. How many times did he pick the ball off when the opposing team tried to throw the ball his way? A lot.... and at least a few times right in the endzone. Not to mention the ridiculous one handed interception, get the foot in bounds, pick of the throw intended for the 3rd from against State. He made a real impact on special teams also. While his cameos on offense were memorable, I do not think they were relatively as outstanding as his defensive plays. I bet he would still won the Heisman had he not played offense.
I definitely can't see Teo justifiably even coming close to the Heisman. There have been many other dominant linebackers through the years and no one seemed to talk about them seriously.
He's only in consideration because there really isn't anyone else.
I've always believed the Heisman should only be given out the years where it was really deserved. Kinda like our #1 jersey. It should not be given out every year. Of course what would all the talking heads speculate about then?
This year is definitely one of those years that no Heisman should be given out.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Zone read with Devin (QB) and||
Zone read with Devin (QB) and Denard (RB)... who then might just chuck it (up for grabs)
|2 years 5 weeks ago||An excellent post and||
An excellent post and analysis. The quality on this blog never ceases to amaze me. It will be fun to see if your analysis comes true for your stated reasons.
As with any prior talks and happenings in conference realignment, it seems there has always been a significant domino effect. It will be interesting to see what happens to other conferences especially with schools who feel their position is threatened.
With all the anti-ND sentiment recently with their improbable complete F-ing BS lucky season (it makes me angry thinking about), if the ACC implodes I would have to believe that this will definitely leave them out in the cold.
At this point I don't care who wins the MNC or which conference they come from.... Please just NOT ND.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Manziel throws a pretty||
Manziel throws a pretty wobbly ball, but damn is he accurate
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I love Taylor for staunchly||
I love Taylor for staunchly defending his quarterback, he understands the meaning of team.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||It was spawned during the||
It was spawned during the early RichRod years thanks to Threet Sheridan et al.... BTW I was a big fan of RichRod...
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I don't know what im more||
I don't know what im more angry about:
Scenario #1 Early on with Bellomy in game, receivers could not catch the fucking ball to maintain any semblance of momentum. I mean help the fucking quarterback out!!!!!!!
Scenario #2 Notre Dame housing Oklahoma and how we totally should have beaten them... commence the Notre Dame is #1 or #2 talk. God they are so over-rated!!!! Their quality wins are us? (clearly overrated) and now Oklahoma (also ALWAYS overrated). Bob Stoops is great at losing every big game he coaches in....
I honestly think I'm more mad about Notre Dame now that I spell it out but I can't really tell... I'm just so fucking mad
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Great post and analysis. I||
Great post and analysis. I propose we refer to Clark as "the burglar" and petition the team to make him wear a Hamburglar mask under his helmet when he plays.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||You gotta love ol "Cheat to||
You gotta love ol "Cheat to Win" Pete Carroll. Despite overwhelming popular opinion backed up by clear video evidence he's like (I think it was the right call). The man truly has no honor.