i refuse to even consider this a possibility
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|10 weeks 6 days ago||Funny!||
My best friend is a personnel guy in the NFL. He worked with Balke several iterations ago, and still can't quite comprehend how he is in the league. Apparently before the 49ers Trent got the boot from his last job because he was such a giant douche-nozzle. He was basically begging anyone in the league for a job. An old pal threw him a bone at the 49ers. The Niners were terrible and basically fired everybody, the only person to survive the blood letting was the new guy. He then fell into Harbaugh, it was about as lucky as a human could possibly be. My buddy says Balke is literally one of the very worst people in the entire league. The funny thing is I heard this story years ago and no had no idea who this Balke guy was, my buddy was just telling random war stories.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||They are close...||
I have quite a bit of experience in this exact area. I began my teaching career at probably the best IB school in the midwest, and now teach AP at a high ranking suburban high school. As most have mentioned both are fine choices, either one is going to give you a huge leg up when is comes to college application time. Both programs are going to be full of the highest achieving kids, and they will all push each other.
My main concern with IB is that it is simply too time consuming. We worked the kids extremely hard, we constantly were pushing the limits of how much they could actually do, and many of them dont make it. The loss rate of kids leaving my IB school was very high, something like 1/3 of the students dont make it past sophomore year. I cannot comprehend how a school would try to do that in just three years. Our kids already had no lives, they were studying constantly, very few did sports, and while there were clubs, they mostly existed as ways for kids to polish their college resume (and yes dont forget about the giant two year long research paper you have to write). If they survive all that, they did get into fantastic schools, but you can also get into fantastic schools by taking AP, and still having something of a normal high school existance. Leave room for the student to have a life, there are so many good lessons to learn from playing sports, or volunteering, or whatever interests your child. If your child is a high achiever they will achieve anywhere and as long as they are taking challenging courses they should be fine. We send just as many to Harvard at my current school as we did in my old school.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Wow!||
It simply felt like home, like things were put back where they belong.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||International Academy||
I used to work at IA, it isn't impossible to get into to. Admissions is a pure lottery anyone can get in. Staying in once you get there is a whole different proposition. It is the most challenging school in the state, the standards are incredibly high. It blows DCD and Cranbrook out of the water, and I graduated from DCD, so I know what the private schools can offer. Finally it's free. If you want the best go there, if your kid doesn't make the lottery then look at the other schools.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Still the king||
That will always be the hype video playing in my head. So much pain and yet so much hope...
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Be a bit careful||
I really like Jalen and what he has tried to do here as well, it's truly a wonderful thing. But beyond the two second background of this school you get in the video, there has been some shady stuff reported about it. Things like constant staff turnover and massive failures of leadership. Apparently there was 100% teacher turnover at one point and the teachers really lit up the admins on the way out. It's a very difficult situation and I hope it does have a happy ending but reality may not be quite as rosy as portrayed.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Johnson?||
Mr. Johnson I presume?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||ESL?||
English motherfucker do you speak it?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Long Beach State?||
When I was a kid, about one game a year wouldnt be on TV. (70s-80s). The games not on TV would go so fast. It was just awesome watching play after play with no real interuptions. The last time I remember this happening was when we played Long Beach State, I have no idea what year that was. But it was a long long time ago.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||This.||
In my head every hype video has Rilo Kiley singing that song. Things may not have turned out well that year but damn that got me going for the new season.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||haha||
The comment for the Indiana .gif was just perfect, I about fell out of my seat. kudos to you sir.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||ND 1991, Desmond's catch||
Wow, I had no idea I was one of the old guys on the site, LOL. Shocked no one mentioned the Desmond ND game yet. I was a Senior in High School when the catch happened in 1991, not sure if I had been accepted to UM yet or not...Desmond's 4th down catch was thrown directly at me sitting in the end zone. It was the anti-Michigan play, going for it on fourth down, and going big instead of running it up the gut. Everyone in the stadium was shocked, and all I could think was OMG Elvis overthrew it!! Only to see the crowd rise up as one and go crazy an instant later...I dont think newer fans understand how much ND was our true nemesis for much of the 80s and 90s. They would seem to luck out against us every freaking year, it was heart break after heart break.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||70s-80s||
Wasn't always the entire offense but Bo ran it to some degree for many years. The last team I recall running it was with Mike Taylor at the helm.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||20th century American Wars||
Maybe I had a different prof (early 90s), but I found American Wars hugely disappointing. Walked in hoping to learn about guns, bombs, and battles. What I actually got was a semester full of how minorities and women truly won the wars for us, sigh...
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Another Vote||
Triple yes to Life and Sports in Ancient Rome with Potter. Workload was low, and Potter was an outstanding lecturer
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Cant agree more||
Champion was just fantastic for the Lions. He was the true voice of frustrated fans everywhere. I loved the "Oh you just cant have that" type lines...Cant believe that a franchise the hired Matt Millen and kept him around for so long removed Champion just for telling it like it is.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Sigh...||
Reading is fundamental LB.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I miss...||
Red Wings v. Avs, that was some powerful hate for a pretty extended period. In the regular season, in the playoffs, there were some fantastic wars. Though of course UM v OSU will always be #1 in my heart.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Sounds like a wonderful event||
Could someone describe an average day? What sort of activities? Do you share a cabin with other folks or does each family get its own spot?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Odd||
So we get all the details on Spence, but no news source can figure out what Max Bullough did yet? How odd.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||NFL||
If you factor in the NFL we are there...(Det and Cle) at least
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Offense||
Their offense was a tire fire to start the year but got slowly better over time.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Easy||
Grab Mark Champion, he and Brandy were awesome together, can't believe anyone would suggest Dan Miller, he is no better than a shadow of Champion. Though I have no idea of his fandom...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Very Easy Fix||
I watch every single game with the Michigan radio announcers (when I don't go). Go to the official mgoblue site or get the mgoblue iPhone app. Take the audio from there. Run it through your stereo, you can hook your phone or laptop to a stereo system with a 5 dollar cord from radio shack, or just use more modern means (Bluetooth or whatever). The audio is on a huge delay, usually 30-60 seconds behind the video. You can then use a DVR to sync the two up. The only negative is that you are 1-2 plays behind the live chat on mgoblog. It ain't rocket science and works perfectly once you get the sync, which only takes a play or two.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Devin's condition||
Local Detroit radio is reporting that when Devin got off the plane out west he was on crutches and wearing a large boot...
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Radio?||
Anyone have an an audio stream? Mgoblue, and the app both failing for me. Oh dear god don't make me listen to j Lehman Nooooo!
|2 years 43 weeks ago||WOOD||
Yes as mentioned here several times use the iheartradio app to listen in at WOOD radio from GR, they have had every single um game in the last few years...I actually put that on my phone and because of the delay can sync up my tv to get Michigan announcers instead if the national guys.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Terrell||
I must be a horrible person, I still giggle like an idiot every time I see any mention of David Terrell. Just the the thought of him yelling Who's got the bomb ass dick cracks me up to no end. Bummer to hear his life has become such a mess though.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||GBW||
Anyone able to get the Sunday podcasts? The John Bacon show and especially GBW? Those are pretty good as well.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Slocum?||
The only animal that Big Will didn't tussle with was a fuck lion...