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|6 hours 49 min ago||My bad --||
I was thinking of a recruit, Scout #21 and Rival #14 QB Weinke.
Weinke "played sparingly" and competed for punter his senior season at Iowa. I wonder if he would have done better with M starting in '08?
|7 hours 11 min ago||What if RR||
had taken that slant with D-Rob and Gardner?
Gardner, for one, would be a lot better off these days.
|7 hours 42 min ago||You||
should try it again now.
|8 hours 12 min ago||The folks who "blew up the fort"||
were the Lloyd's 5th-column spys who fed Michael Rosenberg the idea for his "do you have any idea what countable hours are" football-season-opening 2009 "stretchgate" "exposé."
I am ashamed to admit that, after seeing bitter denunciations on rival sites, I investigated a Brandon-suckhole Rosenberg piece at SI. I was prepared for sickness, but I was not prepared for the bitterness and sense of betrayal I felt when I read the first sentence of Rosenberg's as-always infantile and faithless text:
"This summer, I sat in Brady Hoke’s office to discuss the state of his Michigan football program."
IN JEST, I propose that this is a firing offense right there.
|8 hours 34 min ago||True Mallett.||
Nobody has brought up the transfers incident, though.
If RR had wanted to treat Hoke the way Lloyd treated him, he could have screwed us badly. Imagine DRob finishing up at Oregon, or wherever but here. The smoothness of the RR-Hoke transition, or for that matter, the Bump-Bo transition in '69, gives us an idea of the type of class and sense of responsibility to the program we were looking for from LLoyd in '07 after years of doing things the "Michigan Way."
The depth of the character he displayed at that point is indirectly (inversely?) measured by the depth of the shit we are in now.
|11 hours 59 min ago||The compendium of instances||
is nice to have in one place.
I'm not sure I follow your apparent central point:
I think not being "high-and-mighty" is good advice for anybody at any time.
Until you are more specific about how you mean it in regards to the Morris incident, though, it sounds like you are saying "Shut up about Morris because concussions just happen."
|12 hours 59 min ago||Thank you||
|13 hours 4 min ago||How do you really feel, Mrs. Canham?||
|13 hours 17 min ago||I'll think we'll be fine when Brandon leaves.||
But I've started distancing myself from appeals to authority through proverbs, as in "Look before you leap/He who hesitates is lost." In that vein, we have:
Death by a thousand cuts.
Chinese water torture.
Heat death of the universe.
|13 hours 36 min ago||"Or loyalty is more important than performance in Hoke's||
heirarchy of needs."
Change "Hoke" to "Brandon," and this exactly explains his hire in the first place.
I wonder if there is a recursive element to this institutional failure? It seems like a metaphor for the times.
|13 hours 51 min ago||From the outside looking in,||
these kids seem well-instructed (off the field, at least).
I don't know if this is a part of their instruction set, but they do seem to avoid any ringing endorsements.
Their performance is, I think, in its way, a Schlissel-level performance. I think they are getting an education of sorts.
|1 day 2 hours ago||The real opposite||
of love is apathy.
|1 day 11 hours ago||"was corrected pretty quickly."||
I have to differ on that. In fact, that's where the guts of the problem appear to be, although not just on Hoke.
Someone quoted Canham elsewhere on the board: "Never turn a one-day problem into a two-day problem." Or four- and counting.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Is that all you've got?||
|1 day 11 hours ago||"What did the President know, and when did he know it?"||
I believe that was Howard Baker's line.
|1 day 11 hours ago||As I hear it,||
they favor "guidelines" over enforceble rules. The critics say they try to keep things vague in order to minimize potential liability for the NCAA and member schools, and then just hope nothing horrible happens.
A successful lawsuit, of course, can change everything.
|1 day 12 hours ago||It's like -palooza.||
It's a form of metaphorical annointment of a scandal that has come of age. If you try to stop a natural human behavior lke this, it'll turn out like Prohibition.
But I don't think you should feel like you have to do it if you don't want to.
|1 day 12 hours ago||In the activist world,||
that's what we call "networking."
You can also call it "leveraging."
|1 day 12 hours ago||For starters,||
we need to go directly to the doctor's testimony.
|1 day 17 hours ago||That's what I always thought.||
One of the recent articles on the Morris "incident" appeared to reverse the timing, as per OP, so I looked it up.
According to an AnnArbor.com article, of January 5, 2010, Brandon served as Chairman and CEO of Domino's up until he was appointed AD on that date; he continues to be connected with Dominos per WIKI. A WaPo article of January 13, 2010 (Wednesday) states that the mea culpa campaign started "this week." It appears he must have been the one behind it, although the timing furnishes the OP and others an attractive narrative.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Seems like old times . . .|
|2 days 1 hour ago||Captioned incorrectly.||
Should be "Do not want."
|2 days 5 hours ago||"Michigan"||
has an "i," or, technically, two.
Do you mean "exactly one 'i?'"
|2 days 5 hours ago||I'll||
walk to Ann Arbor.
To be fair, the last time I was in Ann Arbor, I always got picked last on every team.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Same is true||
for the un-named predecessor as well.
I've always wondered. Does "predecessor" mean "one who died before you," or am I misreading the etymology?
|2 days 5 hours ago||Too much going on right now.||
Time to forfeit.
We'll make it up to you later, somehow, Rutgers.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Morris||
was visibly wobbly after a severe head shot.
If Hoke isn't up to it, SOMEONE needs to intervene and get him off the field for a timely evaluation.
If Hoke has no recollection of a conversation with anyone about a evaluation, then it means that no-one intervened on Morris' behalf in a situation that clearly warranted it.
If this is the way it is everywhere, then CFB is extremely lucky not to have been sued into oblivion by now.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I know this isn't the main point,||
but doesn't this mess seriously with one of either UConn or Boston College?
I suppose our desperation outweighs anything that may happen to them, but . . . .
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not to be pedantic,||
but I think that is him famously vandalizing a cease-and-desist order from Subway after he had MicroSoft-Windowed one of their sub recipes.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Sorry to switch cultural references||
in the middle of a metaphor, but
when do we get back control of our TV sets?