further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|1 day 19 hours ago||Eustis, named after the old||
Eustis, named after the old guy in Courage the Cowardly Dog.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Maybe people who don't like||
Maybe people who don't like visceral reactions to complex problems.
|1 week 1 day ago||Maybe this is published||
Maybe this is published somewhere, if so I apologize, but who are the 7 QBs?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Fair point, but I don't think||
Fair point, but I don't think that would offend anyone on Michigan's campus.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm talking about offensive||
I'm talking about offensive speech on campus. Many, many people found this offensive. What's the difference?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||How about "hate" - as in,||
How about "hate" - as in, "it's OK to hate Republicans?" Or maybe this doesn't apply to faculty.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Give me a break, let's focus||
Give me a break, let's focus on the players who chose to come to Michigan
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not a cat guy - what the||
I'm not a cat guy - what the hell is up with that cat?
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Had a young parish priest||
Had a young parish priest once celebrate a Michigan victory over ND by telling the congregation on Sunday that Michigan "opened a can of whoop-ass" on them, which my young kids thought was hilarious and have never forgotten!
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Sorry, I don't think it's||
Sorry, I don't think it's even generally true. I think that Catholics, like people of all faiths and no faith, probably favor the school they attended over all others, which was the case with my parents and with me and with my kids - all of whom are Catholic Michigan alums.
And it's not like ND is the only Catholic school around. In fact, I think there are other Catholic universities that do a much better job of following church doctrine than does Notre Dame. There are plenty of Catholics I know who favor Jesuit institutions like Boston College and Georgetown over ND.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I am Catholic and was taught||
I am Catholic and was taught from a young age by my Catholic parents that Michigan=good and ND=bad. Not exactly infatuated.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Funny, I had nearly the exact||
Funny, I had nearly the exact same conversation with my son when he graduated from HS a few years back. Considered both Michigan and Northwestern (not ND). Would have supported him either way, but in my mind I could see no cost justification for the NU degree over the Michigan degree. Fortunately he chose Michigan, and it worked out well for both of us. He graduated from the LSA Honors Program, and earned himself a fellowship to another prestigious institution for graduate study.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||For the same reason that||
For the same reason that Consumers Reports ratings of vehicles mean something. Not because the ratings are well-prepared, but because they are well-publicized.
FWIW, Times Higher Education is a London-based publication focused strictly on education that, in cooperation with Thomson Reuters, issues a world ranking in which Michigan is currently ranked 17.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It's made mostly out of||
It's made mostly out of concrete. It will be standing forever unless someone takes its down, which is expensive. That's the problem, and the same reason many large, derelict, stone or concrete buildings are still standing in Detroit decades after being abandoned (Packard Plant, Michigan Central Station, etc.).
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sad||
I have a lot of memories in that place, including Lions games, high school championships, Pistons for a while, Detroit Express, Michigan Panthers. Saw the Stones, ELO, Heart there.
The cities that allow this kind of development should be required to establish a reserve up front for either the maintenance of the property or to demolish it after the primary tenant leaves.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Did he luck into Luck?||
Did he luck into Luck?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||On what do you base your||
On what do you base your guarantee? Because if you weren't in attendance at the practices, you could be as full of shit as the next guy. IMHO, there were obvious motivational problems on the playing field last year. I think also there will be some attrition. I don't know the story, but I suspect we've already seen one guy go as a result of the coaching change.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Bro, we've seen almost||
Bro, we've seen almost nothing from ANYBODY. That's why Hoke was fired. Point is we have the talent to compete based on recruiting rankings, so hopefully we just need to add high-level coaching.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Could not possibly care less||
Could not possibly care less what Dantonio thinks. Why should we care?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I think the NFL beat||
I think the NFL beat reporters have been led off the scent on purpose, so there'd at least be some contrarian opinion being espoused in the media. Their "insider" sources are in fact very close to the situation, but have been feeding them this "heart's in the NFL" and "wife doesn't want to move" crap just to counter what could have turned into a feeding frenzy. Now they're starting to see the light of reality and have to figure out a way to gracefully about face. If true, you can't blame them for anything but lazy reporting.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Totally geaux attack a real||
Totally geaux attack a real problem instead of trying to create something out of nothing.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Where did he say "use"? He||
Where did he say "use"? He said a few minutes in the chamber. Which she's doing in the picture. Which is consistent with her product - namely, herself and glamour. It's like suggesting "maybe Zingerman's will give him a few sandwiches."
People like you take a valid social issue and go so far overboard that your objections are tedious and neither instructive nor productive, which I can only assume is your intent.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||I want the one with more||
I want the one with more GBs...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I understand the desire for||
I understand the desire for this, but with so much attention on player safety and compensation for athletes, I can't see it happening in the current environment. I think you'd have to cut back the regular season by at least a couple of games. With 128 FBS teams, that would be 128 lost games to accommodate 20 additional playoff games. The revenue hit would need to be made up through revenue sharing on the playoff games - I don't think the math works.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I only listened for a short||
I only listened for a short time this morning, but I thought Sam was doing some major backpedaling.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Not buying it||
The media is being played like a violin. This is a very complex negotiation with a lot of moving parts.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||We've been playing football||
We've been playing football at Michigan for 135 years. I don't think there are any "old-timers" that can answer that question. Best response so far is the guy who did the research on the 1934 team.
This reminds me of "best of" and "worst of" lists that purport to cover the history of a thing, then everything on the list is from the last decade.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||You lost me at calling Jason||
You lost me at calling Jason Gay "some yob at the WSJ." You can disagree with the article but I find Gay and the WSJ some of the finest journalism outside of MGoBlog.
Personally I agree with the sentiment expressed in the WSJ article and I am extremely pleased with President Schlissel so far. Without over-analyzing or reading too much into his remarks, as is wont to do around here, he is right that we are an academic institution first and athletics are for entertainment. It's what separates us from the Ohio States of the world. That is not to say that we can't be competitive on the football field. Stanford and Notre Dame come to mind. We are, after all, Leaders and Best, and I am confident we will keep an appropriate balance.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||It is my livelyhood too.||
It is my livelyhood too. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), it is not my livelihood.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Student seating based on how||
Student seating based on how many credits had been accumulated was a tradition that put the most experienced student fans together in one section. The waiting list for season tickets was a tradition that placed value on being a season ticket holder. No advertising in the stadium was a tradition that contributed to the focus on the game and pageantry. Student section creativity (cowbell, ad hoc cheers, the wave, and many others that have come and gone) were traditions that added to the fun and excitement of attending a game, now largely stamped out by too much non-stop noise. The band being the only source of music in the stadium was a tradition that has now been marginalized by pre-recorded music (although I do like the fact that the band is now amplified, which is kind of necessary in a stadium our size). Finally I believe that the quality of leadership in the Atheltics Department, including the values espoused by Canham, Schembechler, and for generations before them, were a tradition that have been embarrassingly ignored by Brandon and his "if it ain't broke, break it" mantra.