further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|5 hours 4 min ago||The funny thing is, if this were football...||
and we were talking about the SEC, all we would hear about is how great the SEC is top to bottom. And how the 6th place team in the SEC west would easily beat the the conference champion from any other conference (as in Michigan would beat Kansas).
|4 days 8 hours ago||I typically watch games live for this reason||
but I think it's a reasonable request. Turning notifications off after games and then on again is a bit of a nuisance.
Jeez by the responses in this thread you'd think OP was asking them to sacrifice their firstborn.
|6 days 21 hours ago||But will Harbaugh wear a a headset?||
And will Michigan fans talk about it?
|1 week 6 hours ago||Yes, thank you!||
This is the correct answer. There are a bunch of uninformed people on Twitter and Reddit making others believe if you see blue/black you have "higher functioning cones."
|1 week 8 hours ago||Wow this works nicely||
I really couldn't see black at all, but now I see it, even for OP's image.
|1 week 8 hours ago||The lace does not look black to me at all||
I could maybe call the other part blue but the lace is gold dammit.
|1 week 14 hours ago||A quick run through some of his posts says it's not him||
darn. Oh well
|1 week 15 hours ago||Definitely the implication||
Not sure why you're getting some down votes seeing as the info he provided matches exactly with John Navarre. I'm not confident it's him but it wouldn't be the craziest thing I've seen on this site. It would be pretty awesome if Navarre was in our midst. I always felt he got a bad rap given his accomplishments. I mean the guy played in the NFL and won a Big Ten Championship. People were just bitter over the Henson debacle. The 2003 OSU game still stands as Michigan's last meaningful victory over OSU.
|1 week 1 day ago||To those criticizing all flat-billed hats I say||
|1 week 1 day ago||Haha okay fair enough||
I imagine that makes for quite confusing conversations
|1 week 1 day ago||A week or two||
That was like 2 days mayne
|1 week 2 days ago||I have that hat||
I will admit I am something of a Bo fanboy, and I bought the new era block M hat from Mden years ago specifically because it was the closest thing I could find to the Bo hat. Words can't express the excitement I feel seeing this picture!
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm a Pistons fan through and through||
but Lebron will surpass Isiah if he hasn't already. Ditto Moses Malone.
Russel and Wilt were big men from a different era and their feats will never be duplicated. Similar story with 61-62 for the Big O. Very hard to compare.
|1 week 4 days ago||Imagine if U-M had beaten NJIT and Eastern||
like they should have... they would have a legitimate shot as a bubble team. Flip their 3 overtime losses and the close loss to Villanova and they're probably looking at a 3-seed in the NCAAs.
|1 week 5 days ago||Kurzweil is very accomplished but a bit too cocky||
He has a tendancy to overstate the accuracy and significance of his predictions. He's certainly had some home runs but he's also had a lot of whiffs. In the late 90s he way overestimated the progress we'd make in computer speech recognition, virtual reality, and "smart" accessories (he claimed people living in 2009 would have up to a dozen computers embedded in their bodies and/or clothes).
His most accurate predictions have to do with computer-science and engineering technologies which is no surprise - that's what he has studied most. To the average person he seems like Nostradamus, since the average person was hardly even aware of the internet in 1994. I would like to see is a side-by-side comparison though of predictions made by other pioneering researchers of the time. In part it seems like he benefits a lot from the fact that he had the audacity to just make a lot of predictions whereas most researchers are hesitant to make any.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm mostly in the same boat||
I visit the site every few hours for updates from the mgoboard. This will also sound kissass but the lightning quick regulation by the mods is huge for me. I used to naively browse the MLive forums sometimes - the trolling is just unbearable. Never again.
But the content I look forward to most is Brian's post-game analysis and reflections. He's brutally honest and manages to include just enough humor so that it doesn't seem forced. Also the scientific attitude toward game strategy is a big plus. I can't say I read through each entire UFR, but the drive for objective analysis from this site is something you don't really get from other U-M sports blogs.
|1 week 6 days ago||Okay so what resources do you use to find apartments?||
Craigslist? Streateasy? How close are you and your friends to Midtown?
|1 week 6 days ago||Your definition is a stereotypical American view||
Here is what Wikipedia says about the "upper class" of modern societies:
"The upper class in modern societies is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power. According to this view, the upper class is generally contained within the wealthiest 1-2% of the population, and is distinguished by immense wealth (in the form of estates) which is passed on from generation to generation. This popular definition is at odds, however, with how the upper class views itself: as members of families that have been long distinguished not merely by wealth or fame which are ostensibly available to all in a democratic society but rather by generations of leadership in public service, education, charity, the military, and the arts."
|1 week 6 days ago||You're so riled up about this you're not even paying attention||
I was discussing a hypothetical scenario where someone with a middle class income has a house that appreciated in value by 1000% over 30 years (e.g. paid 300K for a house that is now worth 3 million). No one is spending money on anything, the house is just worth more. This makes them absolutely no different than a person living in Utah with the same income who has a 300K house in terms of lifestyle. The fact that they could sell their house and live more richly is irrelevant to how they are living right now.
In most contexts, class is a statement about culture, not about absolute wealth. Saying anyone who makes over 120K is upper class is a stupid way to go about categorizing someone's socioeconomic status. Most of the time "upper class" is used to refer to the very top. No one ever talks about the "upper upper class." But clearly there is a difference between someone who lives in a shitty house in Palo Alto and someone who has a 3 bedroom downtown Manhattan apartment in addition to a 7000 sqft mansion in the Hamptons and a ski lodge in Breckenridge. There is a difference between someone who has a Ferreri, a BMW i8, and a Tesla S, compared to someone who drives a 2008 Chevy. There is a difference between someone who goes to public high school and someone who goes to Exeter Academy. There is a difference someone whose family pays $50K/year for their kid to go to college out-of-state and someone who got into Harvard because their father donated $5 million for an endowed professorship. This Wikipedia article gives a far more elaborate breakdown of the different socioeconomic classes in America:
And for the record, America is the only country in the world where people try to set up class distinctions based purely on assets and income. When Kate Middleton was dating Prince William, the British media referred to her snarkily as "Kate Middle-Class," despite the fact that her parents were millionaires. There is a vast culture difference between "old money" and "new money."
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||I'm not sure what you're getting at||
My point is that I don't think a person should be called upper class just because they could sell their house and go live like a king someplace cheap. Plenty of truly middle class people in America could legitimately sell their mediocre houses and buy a beach mansion in another country. I know many Filipinos and it really isn't a bad place to live at all. It's just very poor compared to most places in America, so the purchasing power of a middle class worker from the US is enormous there.
Calling one person middle class and another person upper class is nonsensical if they are living the same lifestyle. If they can both afford the same things in their daily lives, why does it matter if one of them could uproot themselves and live a little bit richer elsewhere?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||There are people who make 100K/year living in 500K houses||
Those same people could sell their 500K house, move to the Philippines and buy a 6br/6ba 8,000 sqft mansion with an infinite pool. But no one in the US wants to move to the Philippines, which is actually kind of a shame. Check out this beach mansion I found in 5 minutes of googling. It's a bit on the expensive side at $800K USD.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||That's a pretty arbitrary qualifier||
The person making 100K who stays in Palo Alto (because they like their job and their family has lived there for 50 years) lives no better than a software developer in Utah making 80K. Neither has to worry about paying the bills but neither is driving a Mercedes. The fact that the Palo Alto guy could sell his house for 3 million is irrelevant.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I really don't think this is a particularly good argument||
You're saying that anyone who could sell their souls and uproot their lives for a little bit of money is upper class simply because that lifestyle is technically available to them.
Suppose we're talking about someone making even less money in Palo Alto (like $100K/year), but they bought their house 25 years ago. Let's say the real estate boom has put the house at $3 million now. This family now has "assets" and could retire and sell their home, move to Canton, and make $80K/year off interest.
But what if they love their job? What if they have family in the area? "Middle class" is typically used as a statement about lifestyles, not a statement about theoretical income level.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Are you talking about NYC?||
It seemed to me the post you're responding to is about someone paying $6000K/month for an apartment in NYC. If you're paying $2,350/month for a 3br in NYC you should start a small business finding recent graduates apartments in high-value real estate markets. $2,350/month for a 3br is Ann Arbor prices.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Well the median doesn't define middle class||
The middle class is hard to define because people try to set boundaries based on income levels, but in most contexts it's used as a statement about lifestyle. Would you say middle class is the interquartile range? That would make the most sense by strict income terms but the least sense in terms of lifestyle. Consider, the IQR in 2012 was $25,000 to $90,000. But does a person making $91,000/year belong in the same "class" as a CEO making $40 million? Or even a guy who owns a chain of local hardware stores making $1 million/year? Probably not.
I think most people would say $100,000 is middle class. But when factoring in state taxes and real-estate prices, a software developer in Montana making 100K/year probably doesn't live an appreciably different lifestyle than a software developer in Palo Alto making 250K/year. You can say that the Palo Alto person could live in San Jose and have an infinite pool, but perhaps that person values having a short 10min commute over a 1 hour commute (and SJ to Palo Alto is easily 45min-60min depending on where you live; areas closer to Palo Alto will be more expensive obviously). Perhaps they have family that lives in Palo Alto too. If that's the case then they're paying top dollar for something the Montana guy might have from the start.
Here is wikipedia's breakdown of American class structure at the minute.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If you're talking "memorable to me"||
My list would be all Michigan games. So, sticking to non-Michigan stuff and just "general sporting events" that I found memorable...
1. Michael Phelps, Beijing 2008: that 100m butterfly...
2. Usain Bolt, Beijing 2008 100m final: Arguably the most dominant performance by a sprinter in history.
3. Patriots vs. Giants Super Bowl XLI: I was obviously rooting for Brady
4. Shaun White, Vancouver 2010 half-pipe
5. Yankees vs. Redsox, 2004 ALCS
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Well this is a relief||
Although I've gotten good at avoiding the landlines on the mgoboard it'll be nice to not have to worry about it as much.
In all honestly it has seemed to be a vocal minority that has kept feigning outrage/censorship whenever the occasional Stephen R. Kass dares to request that people cool it with the pictures of scantily clad women.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Historical precedent||
From their website
No doubt they are following in the footsteps of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach when the trio of composers teamed up to write The Alla Turca Moonlight Sonata Toccata and Fugue.
You all will eat your words when Hail and Unite goes down in history as a work of musical genius. If anyone can do it, surely it is a team of people-pleasing B-school students!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I understand history||
But football is played in the present. I don't know about you, but for me, Michigan's past successes offer little consolation for the past 8 years of failure. Have you even given a ND fan any grief for living in the past? It works both ways.
The earliest Michigan vs. OSU game I can remember was when I was 11 (2001). I have seen one meaningful victory over OSU in 14 years.
I see absolutely no reason why U-M, OSU, and MSU can't all be at the top of their game and I really think you're naive if you believe MSU is just going to fade into Bolivia. They've been back and forth with OSU for the past 4 years and adding an elite Michigan program into the equaiton will only make it a 3-way race. In-state recruiting carries some weight, but not a whole lot. Hoke won most of the head to head battles with Dantonio but that did very little to help U-M the past 3 years. And MSU has been recruting has been creeping forward the past few years.
You act as if there's some immutable law which says U-M must be great and MSU must suck. There is no logical argument as to why this should be the case. Coaching is what matters and Dantonio has proven himself to be a great college coach. Harbaugh proved that at Stanford, but he'll need to do it again before Michigan has room to talk.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I believe they could complete for a B1G title||
but lose early inthe tournament, much like the 2011-12 team.
If they retain Walton and pick up a McGary-like big-man (or perhaps even any 6'10'' or taller ESPN100 guy) they could go farther the next year. I believe the former will happen but the latter is unlikely.
They simply are not going to the NCG with one athletic big man standing at 6'8''. No way no how.