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|10 hours 26 min ago||I'm shocked I haven't seen||
I'm shocked I haven't seen this yet!
|1 day 9 hours ago||Lung what?!?! Oh shit! There||
Lung what?!?! Oh shit! There is more than just breast cancer??? Next thing you're going to tell me there is cancer in other parts of the body. A man can only take so much bad news in one post!
|1 day 9 hours ago||Wait??? What's "breast||
Wait??? What's "breast cancer"?? It's a really good thing that Michigan is going to wear pink or else I'd have no idea that was a problem. Speaking of, are they actually doing research to help or just raising awareness? Oh, just awareness and more money to line the Komen foundation coffers? Well, hmm...
|3 days 10 hours ago||It's funny you say that - DB||
It's funny you say that - DB has been my choice abbreviation for Mr or Mrs Bag for about 5 years or so. Every time I see DB my brain instantly goes to that so imagine my surprise when a person with those actual initials turns out to BE his initials.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not really sure why everyone||
Not really sure why everyone is so up in arms with this post but I don't really see the big deal. You waded into politics and someone pointed out 1) the party of the political and 2) his list of affiliations and then concluded that since you'd actually break your own rule of no politics that you must really agree with this guy so it's not that big of a leap to say you'd side with his political party if presented the opportunity.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Haha! Dude, unemployment is||
Haha! Dude, unemployment is capped at 1600 a month, he doesn't give two sh!ts about collecting unemployment.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Still borderline if the||
Still borderline if the kickoff is actually a snap - have you seen our return game? Even if the fans weren't there we'll be lucky to get to the 25.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||It's always going to look||
It's always going to look like lazy students because ESPN doesn't know about it but that's not the point.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't understand the||
I don't understand the confusion. The students ARE NOT MISSING A SNAP, they are boycotting UNTIL kickoff. Maybe I just don't get the confusion but it understood it that they are going to be standing elsewhere in the stadium so that one wedge is dead empty and then come fill it in at kickoff. Is that not the plan? If not, it should be.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||They aren't boycotting the||
They aren't boycotting the parade - they are boycotting the part of the parade when all the officers walk in and coming back when we get to all the enlisted folks.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So instead of a boycott since||
So instead of a boycott since apparently the players can't deal with that and/or the media won't realize WHY people aren't in their seat I think the entire student section should chant "Fire Brandon" clap, clap, clap clap clap repeatedly until the actual kickoff. That'll show up on TV. Also, make a GIGANTIC sign. Something to the effect of "Fire Brandon, Michigan deserves better" so that will show up as well. Make it impossible for the media to confuse it with anything else and force them to recognize it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Says the Aggies. You may not||
Says the Aggies. You may not be an impartial observer... And, no, Strong hasn't been a disaster. He inherited a tire fire but actually has them playing competitive ball which is more than I can say for us right now.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||CAPA? Really? This doesn't||
CAPA? Really? This doesn't have anything to do with CAPA. I know you guys love the idea of a CFB Union but this doesn't have anything to do with it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Is it really that big though?||
Is it really that big though? They already got a stipend on top of room and board so it's still up in the air how much "true cost" actually is. The four year scholarship thing is big but we could have already been doing that since the NCAA ok'd it last year, they already have ridiculous health benefits playing football. The lifetime scholarship thing is big for the guys who try to leave early and bust but how many of those people are actually out there? You think Charles Woodson can't afford to pay for a semester of school to finish his degree? (Can't remember if he has or not). So, I just don't see it as huge news at all just another little stepping stone.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Trick question - there's no||
Trick question - there's no such thing as "watched too much Game of Thrones"!!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That's the problem||
All the polls they've ever done show that most native Americans either don't care or actually really support it and like it. However a few of then are offended by it and they are the ones who brought the lawsuit. I'm not sure how any of that matters but it seems odd that most of the people who are supposed to be offended actually support the name.
|21 weeks 6 hours ago||Was going to say||
The exact same thing. So the judge is saying she doesn't care about a federal law that pretty much mandates a large number if women's sports given the scholarship numbers associated with football. Yeah, ok. I see an appeal at the very least.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||They aren't allowed to talk about it||
But they certainly do it. The only reason Apple and Google got busted was because they talked about it and incriminated themselves.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Welcome to the real world||
Your employer doesn't care how much you get paid, they care about how much it costs them to employ you. The cost to your company is probably about 50% higher than what you actually get paid.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Correction||
Out of state tuition for a full year (summer included) is already about 70k. According to finaid.umich.edu that's 66k for fresh/soph and 70k for junior/senior.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Their education...||
The full ride + benefits at UM is at least 70k a year. Don't underestimate the cost of the "benefits" - the facilities they get to use, the clothing, the food, etc etc. let's also not ignore health care since people don't seem to value the top of the world level care the players get.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Confusion||
I think you're confusing "latent animosity" for difference of opinion. I had engineering classes with a couple of those guys and I don't have any animosity towards them. The animosity is actually toward the people who insist that the players aren't college students but employees. Where I come from (and where most people come from, a non-millionaire family) getting your degree completely paid for is a blessing and playing for your school is a matter of pride not a matter of getting paid.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I think baseball||
gets ignorned in this whole thing since they actually have a good setup in terms of college vs pro. But, yeah, baseball players get hosed but since they actually have an option to go play in the minors the choice is either play in our world by our rules or you can go play in the minors. The problem with basketball and football is the professional leagues tied to those sports refuse to take on the risk that baseball teams are willing to take on by offering a bunch of 18 year old kids big money contracts.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||And?||
They are very well compensated for that. Find me a job for a kid without a degree where they can earn 70k+ a year.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||So you doubt they are living high on the hog?||
The nicer dorms than everyone else, the nicer/better food than everyone else, the top notch healthcare that none of us save some CEOs could actually afford, the free tutoring, the end less free clothing and the fact that UM is actually marketing them to their future employer (exactly why people go to college and not CFL) means they are just poor exploited people? Oh, let's ignore the fact that their benefits package is likely greater than 98% of us even after we graduate.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||There used to be||
But other than not using their athlete status or getting paid boat loads more than average joe for the same job those restrictions are gone. They don't even put a cap on how much you can make over the summer anymore.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||And unless you agree...||
...you're just stupid. Even if you were actually one of those athletes your thoughts and opinions are void and stupid unless you think they should be living even higher on the hog than they already are.
And, no, finding 4 examples in all of the NCAA of kids getting "fired" doesn't really constitute it already happening all the time.
Was really hoping to make it through at least one front page post without beating the dead, buried, dug-up, creamated horse to death once again but... nope.
I wonder what happens when they do get paid and UM Union comes after Brian for exploiting the names and likenesses of the players for his own personal gain without giving them a cut? Hmm...
|23 weeks 3 days ago||The lives of athletes?||
Really? The football players are the kings of campus and we all know it, Good Lord this is getting exhausting.
|24 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm confused...||
So you're ok with sitting next to each other reading a book and not interacting with your wife at all but giving in to the time-sucker TV where you are actually watching the same thing and can talk about what happens that's a bad and wasteful thing?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||For that size projector will win||
But, as many have said, so much of it depends on the ambient light level of the room. I got my 110" screen on amazon (Elite Screen) and it's worked really well. As for the people who are saying that flat panel beats projection I'd say it all depends on your setup. I haven't found a TV that looks any better than my 1080p Optoma projector but I also have it setup in a media room that's really just a small theatre with 2 level seating.
Personally I'd get the screen on Amazon, make sure you have a buddy to help you put it together since the tension fittings are a bit taxing and invest in some decent black-out curtains.