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|5 days 23 hours ago||I like it||
Those throwbacks look idiotic and I like eccentric shenanigans.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Very unfortunate||
to start this series again on the road. I don't really miss the ND games myself and think we would have done OK scheduling other teams for that slot in the foreseeable future.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||None of them are anywhere near a title||
so it's difficult to say. The Wings are on their way down and won't be a winner for some time. Larkin alone won't win a title and they have nothing on D. The Tigers' window is also shut now. The Lions are the Lions and the Pistons seem to attempt the rarely successful NBA rebuild without tanking for a superstar draftee.
I think it will be a long run without a title. It's now been 8 years. It wouldn't surprise me if that turned into 30 years.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hey this is really stupid and nobody should ever read it||
but HERE'S THE LINK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK.
Is this a former of guerilla marketing or something?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Scherzer is the better deal||
not because of 2018 or 2019 but because of 2015. If the Tigers had Scherzer last year, they may well have made the playoffs and anything would have been possible there.
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||It's a legitimate point||
and I imagine people who are complaining are probably salty that no Michigan player was picked earlier and so many Buckeyes were picked early.
The reality of the situation is that Ohio State's number of drafted players indicates what is already pretty obvious: Urban Meyer has done a great job assembling one of the elite teams in college football and the number of drafted players reflects well on both their recruiting and their coaching. It also means that there's a decent chance they will be worse next year because even a great recruiting team like OSU is unlikely to replace 1st round picks one to one reliably. I wouldn't make too much of it since they will be able to replace a lot - if perhaps not all - of them, so they should still be very very good, just perhaps not *as* good.
With Michigan, I think it's fair to point out that Jim Harbaugh's first roster did not quite have the quality that we expect going forward. That is of course a statement about the previous staff who either didn't recruit the right guys or didn't coach them up well enough but then that might also be a natural consequence of being on our 4th coaching staff since 2007 and going through two big conceptual departures in that time frame.
It is fair to say that Jim Harbaugh and his staff did a lot with a roster expected by many to be just a 7-5 type team and the draft illustrates that.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I've read a book about Detroit baseball history||
that cited some of Cobb's contemporaries and he was described as a tough cookie who was easily irritated but they also had some praise for him. That seems to be close to what this author is arguing.
I always kinda liked Ty Cobb because he seemed like the quintessential anti-hero. It's also always been my belief that with people who are known as 'difficult', people are willing to believe everything bad no matter how outlandish..whereas people reputed to be 'good guys' will often get away with a lot of bad stuff. Look at what happened in the shadow of Paterno's carefully crafted good guy image.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||High natural intelligence has only limited effect||
on the choices you make as a teenager or young adult. Every young male has strong impulses that have him strive for short-term gratification and make him willing to engage in reckless behavior to achieve it. Whether that is enough to cause serious issues tends to have to do with temperament on the one hand and the support network around you on the other hand. If you receive messages from childhood on that indicate you can get away with acting irresponsibly, while also receiving plenty of messages reinforcing your sense of self-worth to the point where it turns into a sense of superiority and at the same time don't receive a lot of credible guidance on the right choices in life..well all your intelligence in the world probably won't stop you from effing up massively along the way.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||A smart choice||
said no-one. USC made a meh choice at HC and now they hired an unqualified guy to pick the next coach. The rest of the Pac-12 rejoices. People wonder how big programs with seemingly all the advantages in the world can fall off. All it requires are incompetent decision-makers who were hired by bigger decision-makers who are clueless themselves and thus incapable of correcting their course of action. You'll soon find yourself pissing away a decade or two.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||It's a bit like other forums||
like say you're on a Wings forum and the subject of college sports comes up and the fact your fellow Wings fans include a lot of Sparties becomes very apparent. You' carefully take off your jacket, fold it and put it aside, roll up your sleeves, take off your tie and then jump into the fray like a maniac.
Once you realize your supposed 'peers' on this forum are actually opponents with regard to other spheres, like in this case political and social issues, the gloves come off and it gets ugly. I try to avoid it for that reason.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Late Saturday night||
in New Orleans. Killer was driving a Hummer and had his gun ready to go. I don't think this was the sort of stressed office dickhead you may typically come across on a suburban freeway and I don't think the dude who shot Smith made the money to buy a Hummer as a dentist. Smith had the misfortune of getting into a fender bender with the wrong homie at the wrong time.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||The dad takes it so well||
he very likely ran to the media with the story so they can crap on Michigan.
I have no problem with what Beilein does here. Life isn't a fairy tale.. Non-compete clauses are a thing. I think it's only fair for a graduate transfer not to go to a team that will face your former team. It's a matter of honor as far as I see it and it should be a policy the player himself ensures that it never has to be enforced.
The Rudock situation is kind of a bad comparison too. Iowa is in the same conference with Michigan only in the loosest sense given that it was highly unlikely Rudock would ever face Iowa wearing a Michigan jersey.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Any pics of Schembechler at IU hoops games||
wearing IU team gear?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
it's extremely inappropriate and the whole 'brother-in-law' thing is well overplayed. As if brothers-in-law are the closest people in your life or something. I can barely stand mine and I think it's a mutual sentiment due to wildly diverging political opinions.
But the reality is also that Harbaugh has us by the balls, he can do what he wants as long as he wins. Win us a national title and I don't care if he part-times as IU hoops assistant coach. But if he stops winning, a lot of people negging the OP now *would* be bothered by it and it would lead to increasingly loud criticism. It's like with Hoke a lot of things that were kinda cute quirks in 2011 were stuff of angry attacks by 2014.
|20 weeks 21 hours ago||People say Izzo and ther hoops team are||
okay because let's face it, a fair few so-called Michigan fans have bandwagoned the Spartans during their tournament runs.
|20 weeks 21 hours ago||The zoo needs a wall..||
and who's gonna pay for it? The Mountain Lions!
|20 weeks 4 days ago||It's been almost 20 years..||
getting mad about the fact someone from the South gives one of the NFL's best QBs ever and one of the South's best football products ever a compliment on the day he retires makes us look kinda like we haven't had much else to be happy about since. Which is probably true but probably also not something we want to emphasize.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Giving that one a pass||
last year's was awesome and if anything it's a shame that the Tigers didn't make it a regular item in their store. But this one eh..too many hat designers focus on gimmicks and forget that there's a reason the plain navy Yankees hat is the top selling hat in the world.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||NIT||
is a fair reflection of this team. Not a bad team but not a good team either. It's OK. I'm OK with OK.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||No idea||
what you're on about. That information wasn't available when I made the comment and my comment reflects the general bemusement concerning the move. If they do hire Lovie Smith then that's what they do and it would provide an explanation for the move. If it all works out for them, we'll see.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Wants stability||
fires coach in March. Doesn't make any sense. Your pool of candidates is pretty damn small at this time and you're basically saying you'll find your long-term coach now. Good luck with that.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||NIT||
team looks like a NIT team to me.
I also find myself not being especially annoyed by that. The reason we're okay with Beilein and this type of record is that we're not a basketball school and if we're good in football we can live with being slightly above average in basketball. The need for a good basketball program is kinda inversely related to the hype around the football program. Right now we have Harbaugh and the sky appears to be the limit so basketball isn't gonna be on people's minds really.
I am not denying there's a hardcore of Michigan hoops fans who passionately care but our fan base gravitates towards football and this probably translates to our boosters and administrators as well. Our two most recent ADs played football for Bo and Michigan football is - unlike any other sport - at the very core of the school's identity.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||At least the guys he rips||
will remember their names at age 45.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||As bad as the hazing was..||
it's not like it was university-sanctioned and it seems like most people had no idea about it. It's also nothing to do with it being Bama or the South in the 1950s.
Fraternal men's organizations have had initiation rituals since our days as hunter-gatherers. Whether it's the natives of the Amazon wearing arm-length gloves filled with bullet ants, "blood in" beatings in gangs, pube shaving in the NHL, various fraternity rituals, Free Mason initiations, or the Crossing The Line ritual in the Navy..anthropologically it is quite easy to see why it has been done. It's a test of determination (no-one who isn't 100% serious about joining a group would go through such a ritual), toughness and courage. it creates a tight bond between the members as they all went through the same experience unlike outsiders and they can all say they proved their worth by withstanding it.
It wouldn't have been so universally practiced if groups didn't derive some value from it. At the same time I'm glad that I never was hazed myself.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||McGregor would probably be smart to say||
"Thanks, no thanks" and not fight another guy on 2 weeks notice.
But then given how McGregor has acted so far I would be surprised if he did that.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Guys..||
just by clicking on this crap and posting about it on social media you've made this article this guy's greatest journalistic triumph. And he didn't really even have to do anything for it. By raging about this guy, you're making anti-Harbaugh tripe a profitable enterprise.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||He was just hired except||
he wasn't. But let's keep mentioning that he was just hired. ;)
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree||
to some extent. I don't know if Lou Holtz could teach me anything about business, but perhaps Bill Belichick could.
I definitely think there is some value in hearing and reading about what people in other fields do and say. Whether it is a football team, a nonprofit, a military unit or a business you're facing some of the very same organizational challenges along the way.
I for example like to read and view a lot about approaches in both warfare and firefighting even though neither area has to do with my field (IT). But I find it very instructive because there's a lot of similarities really to any field in business. Issues such as strategy vs tactics, strategies of communication, risk mitigation, leadership culture etc..are vital for everyone but the element of danger in those fields amplifies things and gives things a focus you may not get if you purely read about business.
If I read about what went wrong for the Union army at Fredricksburg, what went wrong in the South Canyon Fire, I get some pretty acute and brutal insights on organizational behavior that certainly apply in my field as well - even if the consequences are a lot less stark.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Read the fucking article||
and find out. Jesus, it's like I got lost and ended up on RCMB or something.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||He wasn't forced to do it||
and if he felt that way about the contract he was about to sign, the ethical thing is to simply not sign it. Most likely though he was OK with the contract at the time he signed it because it offered him some significant advantages he otherwise wouldn't have had. He agreed to take in all these advantages but then did not comply with the conditions attached.
When I was in college I had to agree only to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week or else my student status would have lapsed. I followed those rules even though I could have used the money for sure.