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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Legends like Larry Brown and||
Legends like Larry Brown and Dexter Jackson
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I grew up in a Detroit suburb||
I grew up in a Detroit suburb and never even really heard of this shit until I was in high school. As near as I can tell, this is a Hamtramck thing that only spread and became a metro wide thing in the late 90's/early 00's. I don't think it's celebrated in other Polish enclaves in Chicago or Buffalo or Cleveland, etc.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||By the time he got to Green||
By the time he got to Green Bay, he'd been cut by two teams. So he was certainly a bust for Washington.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||yeah, but he won that for one||
yeah, but he won that for one exciting, game-changing kickoff return. He was the 4th overall pick in the draft but never caught more than 40 passes in a single season. Desmond went multiple seasons without ever catching a pass. You could get that level of special teams success with guys like Eddie Drummond, who was an undrafted free agent.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He thought it was unlikely||
He thought it was unlikely that Harbaugh would come here (which, frankly, it seemed unlikely to all but the truest of true believers, too) and was vocal about it on Twitter. That got him reams of shit from our fans, some of it obnoxiously racist.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Yes, you are supposed to know||
Yes, you are supposed to know the name of every generic white dude who rode the bench for us 30 years ago and then became successful at something other than pro-sports.
|5 weeks 37 min ago||Why? If he sticks at||
Why? If he sticks at Minnesota for some kind of Barry Alvarez style tenure, it could become their "those who stay" line.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, when I moved back to||
Yeah, when I moved back to Ann Arbor after some time away I lived in a grad student dominated apartment complex that sent out renewal notices in October.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You can get a room in one of||
You can get a room in one of them for $1500 a month according to a sign I saw once posted on the Diag.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||We all know that the spread||
We all know that the spread is communist football.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Some of us believe Japanese||
Some of us believe Japanese internment was abhorrent and a stain on our national dignity, too, you know.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, Kerrytown is a great||
Yeah, Kerrytown is a great value. I lived there for two years and enjoyed the hell out of it. Plus you can go to co-op parties!
I also think that living with roommates is one of the best parts of the college experience. The people I lived with in college are some of my best friends. My girlfriend lived in dorms for two years in the Residential College and has the largest and most close knit college friend group I have ever heard of.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||One side effect of the high||
One side effect of the high rises is that owners of single family homes have attempted to upgrade their properties to compete. However, I would say it's primarily a price point discussion still. The high rises cater to a more luxury crowd... personally I wouldn't trade my student ghetto basement apartment in a Kerrytown mansion for a deluxe building with a workout room for all the tea in China.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yep. Columbus, for example,||
Yep. Columbus, for example, sold out every game for like 8 years just on the back of being new.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Tampa has injury issues.||
Tampa has injury issues. Things happen.
More concerning is that rumors indicate that Yzerman is enjoying being his own dude and is in no hurry to run back here.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It would be nice if we could||
It would be nice if we could have a reasoned debate, but that is almost never possible. I'm going to guess that this board, which has a pretty even mix of blue collar MANBAWL types and liberal artsy college-y types, has a wide range of political views which do not go well together at all.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Oh jesus fuck, kill it with||
Oh jesus fuck, kill it with fire
look, the entire country is politically galvanized right now in a way it hasn't been since Watergate. I am no exception and I will make no secret of hating the current administration and everything they stand for.
However, that sentiment has NO PLACE here. I go elsewhere to discuss politics and the rest of you, liberal or conservative, should too.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My concern is that Internet||
My concern is that Internet plus Vue plus Netflix plus HBO Now is the same as paying for cable.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Indeed... imagine asking this||
Indeed... imagine asking this question about Joe Montana and Notre Dame circa 1990.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Given what we know of Brady's||
Given what we know of Brady's politics, god I hope not. Stay golden, Tom, please.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Tom Brady and his supermodel||
Tom Brady and his supermodel wife are not interested in leaving their mansion in the Hollywood Hills to come hang out in Ann Arbor so Tom can have a perfunctory job at the University, no. Those type of jobs are given to former athletes who don't make it in the pros and have no other real skills except the ability to raise money for their alma mater. Like Archie Griffin at Ohio State.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And, bluntly, nobody is going||
And, bluntly, nobody is going to give up their life of leisure on their NoCal vineyard to come hang out in Ann Arbor. Jim was a once in a lifetime thing.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Brady could barely string a||
Brady could barely string a sentence together in his interviews during the 2001 season. The guy is a poster boy for all kinds of quack fake science like energy bracelets and shit.
Let's not let our loyalty to the block M blind us to the fact that Tom is kinda sorta dumb. His general studies degree wouldn't have gotten him very far if he hadn't been the GOAT QB.
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||Actually, pretty sure the||
Actually, pretty sure the second one is a fake from a website selling false diplomas... probably a good racket if you're a real estate agent or something, but you're not going to pass a background check ever.
The point stands, though... here's a real UCLA diploma:
And, for shits and giggles, here is a UM Dearborn diploma:
And Ann Arbor for comparison:
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Law is a very different||
Law is a very different field. There's people out there now uneasy that Trump might appoint a Notre Dame law grad to the Supreme Court when Notre Dame is only ranked 22nd. That's higher than Michigan's undergrad programs are ranked and we're considered elite. If you're not top 50 at LEAST in law rankings, you ain't shit and your grads aren't getting Big Law type jobs.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||One of the most successful||
One of the most successful dudes to ever come out of UM-Flint was Christopher Paul Curtis... a guy who came back to college part time after decades of working in the auto industry, started writing, won a Hopwood Award (UM's student writing prize, open to all three campuses and won by the likes of Arthur Miller and Lawrence Kasden), graduated and won two Newberry Medals for outstanding children's literature.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Dropouts still have paths||
Dropouts still have paths available to them, especially in fields like IT where skill is still more important than credentials. High school only grads with no college are fucked.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||People who think a credential||
People who think a credential is more important than actual job experience usually have neither in my experience... you stop believing shit like this after 10 years in the workforce when you see who actually gets promoted and realize that a lot of what you were fed at age 20 was kind of bullshit.
I remember one of my girlfriend's friends, who now makes $20k a year as an adjunct professor, mocking her brother because he was a college dropout even though he made six figures as a customer service manager for a software company. Her logic was that he would never be able to get another job... because in her mind, a BA in literally anything was more important than 10 years of actual experience in a given field. That's an extreme example... he is doing low skilled work that pays well, she is doing highly skilled work that pays crap and there is some values dissonance involved (would be academic thinks college degree is most important thing, film at 11) but it speaks volumes.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||There was an interesting New||
There was an interesting New York Times piece some years back about UM-Flint's international recruiting that painted a deeply unflattering image
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm mocking the entire||
I'm mocking the entire concept of institutional elitism. The point isn't that a non-STEM degree is valueless, it's that the entire concept of the institution being more important than the individual is inherently ridiculous. So I'm contrasting friends who attended a school that is less selective and who achieved success early on to friends who have told me things like "Michigan State is a glorified community college" while they were working part time in food service. Don't think this is a whole anti-liberal arts tirade, just pointing out inherent absurdities in this sort of pride in college rankings
You are, incidentally, preaching to the choir about money not buying happiness or constituting success. I've turned down jobs that pay twice what I make because they didn't align with my priorities or ideals.