landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 14 hours ago||At no age should one be||
At no age should one be drinking and driving and autonomous cars could be a huge help in reducing alcohol-related vehicular deaths and injuries.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I don't know how much you||
I don't know how much you drive, but from what I've been observing of certain semi-drivers, autonomous trucks might be a significant improvement.
There is no doubt that autonomous cars/trucks won't be perfect. There are always contingencies that can occur that will cause an accident regardless of how advanced the system. That is not a reason to not use autonomous vehicles. If the number of accidents is reduced when compared to vehicles driven by humans, even by a small amount, that should be enough to implement the technology.
|1 week 2 days ago||Any ethical concers about a||
Any ethical concerns about a situation where you know a percentage of your players end up suffering with CTE/ALS? What if one of those afflicted were Denard Robinson at age 35 or 40? Would it still be acceptable, going forward, with ignoring some of these adverse outcomes even if you create a contract that avoids legal recourse?
|1 week 2 days ago||The standard of care should||
The standard of care should be based on the body of information that was available at the time the incident occurred. I highly doubt that if a school were to say they were unaware of the information, that that would fly as a defense.
|1 week 3 days ago||The cost to play, as in||
The cost to play, as in insurance premiums, could be the proverbial straw that puts football in jeopardy. While some of the larger programs might be able to afford the premiums, most schools won't be so lucky. Premiums won't be low as they would have to cover medical expenses and then some for very long periods of time.
|1 week 4 days ago||When we buy American, it has||
When we buy American, it has always been GM/Chevy. I've had a bunch of Corvettes over the years and my wife buys Silverado trucks to tow a trailer. Most of our cars are not American....Japanese or German depending on needs/wants. We have never had brand loyalty as much as looking at bang for the buck to guide us in our buying decisions.
|1 week 4 days ago||Interesting that there is a||
Interesting that there is a Sunday night game that weekend...ND at Texas.
|1 week 4 days ago||I like lots of different||
I like lots of different sports that have nothing to do with Michigan...F1 racing has always been a passion. For personal fun, hiking the Colorado Rockies in the summer is one of my favorite things to do with my family.
|1 week 6 days ago||Restricting camps in any||
Restricting camps in any fashion is going to be a bit of a problem from an anti-trust standpoint. I'd venture to say that even limiiting HS weeks for camps as has happened in Alabama could be seen as anti-competitive.
|1 week 6 days ago||That was what I was thinking.||
That was what I was thinking. Last year, Harbaugh did what he had to do to publicize the program and he did it masterfully. Every day for weeks on end, Michigan/Harbaugh was in the news. This year, with the ban being overturned, I thought Harbaugh had little choice but to jump in big time. A few hard weeks and relationships with lots of coaches are forged. St. Thomas Acquinas itself is huge (Rudock, O'Korn, Bosa brothers, etc.).
If next fall turns out to be a good season, our time in the spotlight will continue and recruiting will continue to become easier. I'd look at a reduced presence next year. This swarm, which lasts for about three weeks, can't be fun for the coaches.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Money may not be everything,||
Money may not be everything, but it does help to finance your athletic department. Making money for the B1G is about the only thing Delaney got very right.
Raise the number of teams to 20 in the B1G and three other conferences and restore the old Big Ten in one division and everyone else in the other. Frankly, in football, Rutgers is no worse than some of the non-conference teams we play, like Delaware State.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||You completely miss the||
You completely miss the point. Delaney wanted Rutgers solely for the regional TV market its presence generated. When you do your analysis, forget for the short term anything other than the regional viewership Rutgers' presence creates for the B1G. The problem Delaney or his successor will face by Rutgers' presence in the B1G is the changing viewership model.
I would much rather have had schools like Pitt or Missouri in the B1G, but looking strictly from a dollars and cents perspective, they didn't add much in terms of market share,
The school that would be huge would be ND because of its large national fan base, although ND doesn't meet the B1G's model of research-based institutions.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If you win the Big Ten, you||
If you win the Big Ten, you are in the National championship picture.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agree...although it seems||
Agree...although it seems that based on the son's attitude, some significant degree of adjustment wouldn't hurt.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||With Rudock and O'Korn both||
With Rudock and O'Korn both coming from St. Thomas Aquinas, I'd think Michigan has at least one foot in the door. I realize neither player was recruited directly from the school.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||If I were Brady, I might||
If I were Brady, I might consider naming Goodell and the NFL as defendants in a defamation case and bring all the substantive evidence in to make my case.
I also wonder if the NFLPA feels strongly enought to threaten a strike if Brady's suspension is not overturned. Other than a little money the owners spent to litigate deflategate, it hasn't impacted anyone's bottom line. A strike would get the owners' attention in a real hurry.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm still of the opinion that||
I'm still of the opinion that regardless of how schools vote, there remains a remedy available to overthrow any regulation the NCAA throws out that restricts schools from having these camps - file an antitrust action against the NCAA based upon the anti-competitive nature of the regulation.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's all good assuming you||
It's all good assuming you have high enough bandwidth to support solid HD video on large displays.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'd be surprised if ND or USC||
I'd be surprised if ND or USC or Stanford would have greater revenue based on the size of Michigan Stadium in a typical year. In most years, I'd think it wouldn't be close unless ticket prices were vastly more expensive in the schools you noted just based on the seat differential.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Penn State and several other||
Penn State and several other schools in PA are partially or fully protected from FOIA requests.
I don't understand how an instituion that receive public money can be free from the long arm of FOIA requests.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I am a lawyer but the wrong||
I am a lawyer but the wrong kind. As far as timing goes, a good case could be made that irreparable harm occurs by waiting until the issue is adjudicated due to how recruits are impacted. File for injunctive relief asking that the NCAA ruling be suspended until the courts have decided the issue.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I will sign the petition||
I will sign the petition also, but I share your skepticism. I'd get together with a couple of schools in favor of holding summer camps, file an antitrust action and attempt to enjoin the NCAA's action. I've said this many times.
Too many conferences voted for the ban to think it will easily be defeated because of popular sentiment, but a petition from a highly touted recruit can't hurt.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Why would you need a||
Why would you need a conference to do it? One team could challenge the ruling if they thought they had the law on its side. Sue the NCAA and ask for an injunction.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||An antitrust suit is what has||
An antitrust suit is what has piqued my interest as a possible remedy as the NCAA's action would seem to eliminate opportunities for recruits and could be seen as anti-competitive. I work on the patent side of the IP world and really don't feel comfy with antitrust issues. It would be great if someone with an antitrust background would share their thoughts.
Delany has been good for one thing, and that is making money for the conference. Beyond that, he doesn't represent the B1G well and that's a shame.
I just checked Twitter and Harbaugh hasn't posted a comment about the ban. Don't know what to make of it.
I also wonder what Mr. Manuel's thoughts are on the subject.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Hurting innocents has||
Hurting innocents has consequences in a courtroom.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You only need one coach to||
You only need one coach to mount a legal challenge.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||With our strengths in comp||
With our strengths in comp sci/eng., it seems like an opportunity to turn some of our MGo people loose and develop software that locks recruits in for months at a time with a data stream that runs 24/7.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Summer camps is a distraction||
Summer camps is a distraction that pushes the real issues aside. Better to screw HS kids than dealing with serious stuff. MFing NCAA.
Time for Power 5 to get the requisite number of teams and say bye bye to these ass hats. They can do their own BBAll tourney and the NCAA dies from lack of funding.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I hope they have a couple of||
I hope they have a couple of good attorneys sitting in the room when they discuss this banning. I've been pushing the idea of an antitrust suit since I heard about the SEC coaches complaining about having to work over the early summer. File the suit and ask for injunctive relief until the case is adjudicated.
I wonder if Delaney supported us. I wouldn't bet that he did.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I believe the biggest value||
I believe the biggest value to Michigan is the amount of press coverage Harbaugh/Michigan received from the opposition to the summer camps. Michigan/Harbaugh was in the news for almost the entirety of the off season. Ditto for IMC. While Michigan was never irrelevant on a national scale, before Harbaugh arrived, our image over the last few coaching regimes was a bit tarnished.
The luster has been largely restored. Win the BIG and we are back. Play in an NC game, and recruiting in the old manner is back to where it was.
I wonder where Delany stood with respect to the NCAA ruling.