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|22 hours 57 min ago||You are failing to note that||
You are failing to note that these liability policies of which you speak have premiums that are risk-based, like most insurance policies. Annual premium costs could be incredibly high depending upon the frequency of CTE in college athletes. So yes, they could potentially very much impact athletic department bottom lines.
|1 day 45 min ago||No, I'm not. I'd sure as||
No, I'm not. I'd sure as hell not like to see someone like Denard Robinson, or any athlete for that matter, who took a beating for four years end up with symptoms of CTE. I'd shut the game down tomorrow if I thought that would be the case. And it may yet come to that. Every new study seems to point in a direction that none of us wants and so far, technology is not providing answers.
Money is driving college football and, depending upon where these litigations go, could greatly change the game or worse.
|1 day 1 hour ago||The scary thing is that this||
The scary thing is that this settlement is only the beginning. What concerns me is if (when) a suit is filed against a university and there is a large settlement or damage award that the school must pay. The NCAA has a big war chest; most university athletic programs run in the red.
|2 days 1 hour ago||If the O-line figures it out,||
If the O-line figures it out, the season could turn out to a good one. I simply don't allow myself to be wildly optimistic anymore. The last seven or eight seasons have driven a stake into my heart too many times. I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed.
|1 week 1 day ago||The kids answering the survey||
The kids answering the survey are mostly 16 or 17. Kids that age don't often fear things the same way that older adults do. I'd bet that when they are seniors in college, you will get a different set of answers about concussions.
|1 week 1 day ago||I really like Sam Webb's||
I really like Sam Webb's candor and reasoning about most things Michigan football related. It's really hard to predict what 17 year old kids will do on occasion when there are many external forces that can't always be anticipated.
|1 week 4 days ago||Great read - and the memory||
Great read - and the memory of that three pointer will always make me smile.
|1 week 5 days ago||There's a lot of imagery that||
There's a lot of imagery that will be available along with, presumably, black boxes. Assuming an investigation is allowed to occur, there will be identification of substances that would pinpoint the type of missle.
Unless, as you noted, the whole mess is covered up.
|1 week 5 days ago||While winning and wow and a||
While winning and wow and a bit less insanity from DB might help, I'm not so sure that a permanent reshuffling of how people chose to be entertained isn't taking place.
Over the last few decades, since the growth of reasonably fast internet speeds, a host of varied\entertainment options have developed. A tablet simply and cheaply opens a world of choices to its user that were never easily available before. Ditto for the large screen HD TV, speaking of which, they are only going to get bigger and better as time goes on. In many markets, in the fall, there are profesional teams playing football, basketball, hockey and baseball. There are only so many entertainment dollars to go around.
Being from out of town, it is not an inexpensive proposition for me to take a family to Ann Arbor for a game. Add up the costs of planes, hotels that gouge you for the special event weekend, auto rental, food and tickets, and it's an expensive weekend. On top of that, the quality of opponent is often between bad and mediocre making the trek hard to justify, evne harder when you barely beat Akron..
Once your viewing habits change, or are modified to a cheap, easy alternative, it's easy to say the heck with it and watch from or sit around and fiddle with your iPad.
|1 week 6 days ago||I agree....I typically come||
I agree....I typically come to town with family members and 3:30 games allows for tailgating or a nice breakfast. We often walk around town and watch the energy level build up. The games end early enough to have a nice dinner or spend ample bar time or go to wherever you go afterwards and watch a late game.
Watching students heading toward noon games is almost painful....they have a lost look in their eyes.
This year, with the road construction, a later game for App. State would have eased the traffic pressure by having people come in over a much longer period of time.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think you nailed||
Leftrare, I think you nailed it.
Although our sports programs are very visible, the fully self-sustaining athletic department budget represents a very small percentage of U of M dollars. While we tend to be a bit critical of our athletic department on occasion, on balance, it does a pretty good job. Most universities would trade with us in a heartbeat.
I'm most proud of the University because of its great academics, its research, its medicine, culture and a host of other things that it adds to the local, US and world communities, to say nothing of what a Michigan education has meant to me and my sons. I may live and breath Michigan athletics, but that is really the icing on the cake.
Good luck to our new president.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He should be replaced...no||
He should be replaced...no way he should go back in....probably needs a CT scan.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No one know you like you know||
No one know you like you know yourself!
Been waiting to use that one for a while.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If the O-line isn't vastly||
If the O-line isn't vastly improved, then it's time for heads to roll. Those of us who live this stuff realize that not every recruit works out, but with so much highly rated talent, it seems that the odds should be strongly in favor of a good offensive line.
I am optimistic for several reasons. I think senior leadership was lacking last season, Borges' multitudinous schemes and consant line realignments from game to game had to be tough for young players to deal with and most importantly, I hope, is that after all the bad mouthing re the OL, the players' sense of pride will cause them to have a rather large chip on their shoulders.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I will reserve judgement||
I will reserve judgement until DB's tenure at Michigan is complete. There have been positives and negatives, but Brandon's work product is still a work in progress.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||The way our ticket sales seem||
The way our ticket sales seem to be going, don't be so sure there won't be room for something similar at Michigan Stadium. DB can claim it was all in the master plan.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||So sorry for your loss, Seth.||
So sorry for your loss, Seth. Take solace in the wonderful memories that you and he shared.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I hear you...keep thinking||
I hear you...keep thinking of the day Brock led the team out onto the field. What a special moment to have been there. I still tear up thinking about just how special that moment was.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||From Mary Sue Coleman's last||
From Mary Sue Coleman's last commence address - I think she nailed it:
I remember Denard Robinson, for his artistry here on the Michigan Stadium turf, but more for his joy of being a student. A year ago at this time I ran into Denard and his family after commencement. He was showing everyone the campus, and he asked me to join in a family photo.
I have never, ever, seen a student-athlete embrace the collegiate life with greater gusto.
His enthusiasm was infectious, and he made all of us love Ann Arbor just a little bit more.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It's not only the meat, it's||
It's not only the meat, it's the bread used on the sandwich. I don't care what ingredients are between theslices of bread, if the bread isn't really good, then it isn't a great sandwich, and this is where Zingermans excels. Its rye bread, for instance, has been ranked by Saveur magazine to be the best rye bread in the country. Zingerman's breads are all excellent.
Zingermans offers, and I have taken, many of their bread baking classes. One of the first things you learn is the quality of ingredients that they use in their products; this comes at a cost, but also makes a big difference in the end product.
While Zingermans products may be overpriced for people on a school budget, the success the company has had suggests their products are priced fairly enough for the buying public in general.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||"Hole in the river that sucks||
"Hole in the river that sucks in money"
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Sleeping Bear Dunes.....have||
Sleeping Bear Dunes.....have to agree with Club2330. I was there with my family last week, and it was amazing,. There is a scenic car tour and make sure you stop at the Dunes and at Lake Michigan (believe stop 6). There is a dune that goes down 450 feet to the lake.
If you are looking for very good food in Traverse Cty, try the Cooks House.
Really good ice cream, try Moomers.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Morgan is one of those good||
Morgan is one of those good guys who did things right. If kama means anything, he will find himself playing in the NBA.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats Mitch...go Blue!||
Congrats Mitch...go Blue!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Here's the NBA rookie salary||
Here's the NBA rookie salary scale for the first round:
Nik will make about $4.5 million over the first two years, give or take.
Good for him.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Terrific...congrats...how did||
Terrific...congrats...how did the OP know this?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone know how this||
Does anyone know how this stadium is being funded?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Corporations are very||
Corporations are very sensitive to price points. They charge what they think the market will accept because they are very afraid of the scenario when costs become prohibitive, both in terms of a dropoff in viewership as well as getting, God forbid, congressional involvement.
As you know, the battle for a la carte purchasing of content is being waged, although I'm a bit nervous that the law of unintended consequences might rear its ugly head and we find that the model that we are all dumping on might not have been so bad in hindsight.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yup...never understood this||
Yup...never understood this argument. I find it interesting how some presumably bright individuals attempt to make the case.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not surprised at the||
I'm not surprised at the outcome of this case. If you don't provide protections for the content provider, what incentive is there to produce content?