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|23 hours 21 min ago||This is a well-written piece,||
This is a well-written piece, but I have two issues with it. First, you conflate the incident with the person. One incident doesnt make a person, only patterns of incidents make a person. You cite evidence that the Seahawks did not interview witnesses of the incident, but you dont cite evidence that they did not still do a thorough investigation of Frank. Perhaps Seattle accepted the event as reported, but are more concerned with whether Clark is open to therapy and other related programs. Perhaps what Seattle is more concerned with is predictive patterns of behavior, behavioral contexts, and thus how Frank might behave in a new context with support systems (hence, "looking forward to him succeeding in our culture here in Seattle").
The second is related to the first in that you differentiate levels of domentic violence. I know the law does this, but as a society we really shouldn't. It seems that you support classifying Clark one way if he punched his girlfriend, and a different way if he did not punch her. Thus, how Seattle views Frank should largley turn on whether he punched his girlfriend or not. The fact is, all domestic violence should all be in one category - its all domestic violence. We shouldn't pick and choose. We shouldnt give Frank an eaiser time if he pushed rather than punched his girlfriend. You either accept someone who committed domestic violence or you dont. And as stated above, I think that acceptance turns on whether its a pattern or not. So here I think Seattle got it right - what matters to them it seems is that Frank committed domestic violence, and whether he is treatable or not. And so they gave him a chance after whatever investigation they needed to do. And good for them.
Of course its not all this black and white, for at some point one incident does define a person, just as a pattern does. But I think there are other things to consider than what you do in this piece.
|4 days 15 hours ago||But does it figuratively make||
But does it figuratively make sense?
|4 days 16 hours ago||Right, but a few medium to||
Right, but a few medium to big recruits can make a huge difference. Ask Duke or Kentucky. Or Kansas. Or Zona. Say what you will, but in basketball, getting one or two big recruits matters.
|6 days 3 hours ago||I hear its only playing at||
I hear its only playing at the 5th Quarter, the Firefly Club, and the Del Rio.
|6 days 4 hours ago||May the next guy be||
May the next guy be doubletary the recruiting coordinator that Chris was.
|1 week 5 days ago||Here's what I dont get. The||
Here's what I dont get. The article says "Today on his radio show Jim Rome took Jim Harbaugh to task for his handling of the Jameis Winston interview." But Harbaugh was not there - in person or on the phone. He didnt take Harbaugh to task, he gave his opinion on Harbaugh. To not differentiate between taking someone to task who is actually engaged in conversation and has a chance to respond, and just giving an opiinion on someone who is, at that point, just a concept, is annoying as hell.
But this conflation allows the media to get the views they so depearately need. Clicking on it, and giving it play here, is really just as complicit in the conceit.
|1 week 6 days ago||I usually dont engage in||
I usually dont engage in focusing on the behavior of kids on another team, glass houses and all, but this is very disrespectful. I would definitely be ashamed of a UM student who did this. I think it looks bad on the OSU football team.
Or it should. It's too bad so many conflate their view of the person in office with the stature of the office, and in turn blow off actions such as this.
|1 week 6 days ago||Honestly, after reading a||
Honestly, after reading a post that argues about Michigan grads having it better than most others, I would expect more from a Michigan grad. You are steeped in confirmation bias, focusing effect, availabiltiy heuristic and cascade, bandwagon effect, and a host of other cognitive biases. There are many, other schools whose grads, and other fans, who are just as devoted.
|1 week 6 days ago||[1000th repeated comment on||
[1000th repeated comment on how Saban oversigns - because I think people want to see the same comment over and over]
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I dont think anyone back then||
I dont think anyone back then would have called Urban elite. After Florida, of course. But before FLorida, he was unproven at a big-time football school, or in the NFL.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nice reading skills.||
Nice reading skills.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||+ 1 to you.||
+ 1 to you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What about Va Tech? Or even||
What about Va Tech? Or even Notre Dame in 2011?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I dont get the thinking||
I dont get the thinking behind these comparisons. None of the coaches (edit: except Saban at Alabama) you listed were "elite" before these first seasons. It was only across several years after their first years that these coaches became elite. Harbaugh is already elite. That does not mean he will definitely be successful at Michigan, but it does mean your comparisons are off.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Couldnt remember where that||
Couldnt remember where that was from, had to look it up. Nice reference.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You just want us to know you||
You just want us to know you fly first class. To that I say - wherever you go, go there in first class; so there you are, but in the best possible way.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||AIf that's the case, then a||
If that's the case, then a real breaston will work wonders for you!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I love how the responses to a||
I love how the responses to a deleted post now look like over-the-top responses to my post.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Perhaps, but you are much||
Perhaps, but you are much more likely to get a speeding ticket after leaving an Ohio rest stop than a Michigan rest stop. .
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Like some others here, I||
Like some others here, I couldn't miss a UM football game this year, but I didnt always want Michigan to win. I wanted all the ambiguity about the coaching position to clear away.
I was rooting for the Michigan football program rather than for an individual Michigan team.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If you tell a joke that is||
If you tell a joke that is potentially offensive, it should at least be funny.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I get hazing and pranking||
I get hazing and pranking someone, but this just looks dumb. If you are going to go to the trouble, at least be creative about it. You might even attempt to be funny.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||64th is not bad? That||
64th is not bad? That Michigan bar? Its apparently been lowered.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The guy has been overly||
The guy has been overly negative about Michigan football for as long as I can remember. And I am sure it was before Hoke. Also, lol at "Nick is actually a pretty good writer." While we dont agree with where he is now, we can probably agree that he would improve as a writer if he had a beat he actually liked.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Because his propoensity to||
Because his propoensity to create whole articles out of one sentence a coach says, and to do so after the twitters, blogs, and facebooks have already repeated such lines, is master clickbaiting. Plus, his collection of one-line 'paragraphs' and his repeadted self-plagiarising just gets so old. Then there's the fact that his writing has not improved over the years, and he seemingly has no interest in getting better, makes his place as the UM football beat writer somewhat embarassing. Its very un-Michigan-like to not be intersted in self-improvement.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"a more uninformed message" -||
"a more uninformed message" - oh the irony.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You are way off and||
You are way off and ill-informed. Plenty of muslims speak out against terrorism. It may not get the airplay that other items do, but that does not mean its not being said.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I am not sure you are allowed||
I am not sure you are allowed to say the world is getting too PC. Its offensive.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Try making your points more||
Try making your points more clearly. I have no idea what you are trying to say from those tweets, and I bet everyone outside of your own big head also has trouble figuring them out. Its not an issue of a higher understanding, its an issue of communication.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's ok to protest. It's ok||
It's ok to protest. It's ok to show the film. It's ok to see it. It's ok to not see it. It's ok to tweet about it.
What's not ok is cancelling the film. That's like sending an apology letter to an arch rival coach for a belch of team bravado.