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|19 hours 26 min ago||I'll fess up to misreading||
I'll fess up to misreading the quote, though a link to the full article might have helped.
My larger point remains that these local sports takes tend to contain little in the way of actual content and far more in creating message board debates.
|19 hours 28 min ago||I'll fess up to misreading||
I'll fess up to misreading the quote, but the VAST majority of media members at LSJ who cover sports are just depressingly bad at being objective.
That said, I hate the weak counter-argument that because someone doesn't link to her LinkedIn account on every post her opinion is invalid. I'll admit when I'm wrong, but considering how rarely media members issue mea culpa's for their screw-ups I'm loathe to give them deference just because they are minor celebrities in the middle of the state.
|19 hours 33 min ago||I'll admit I misread the||
I'll admit I misread the quote - had there been a link to the article, I probably wouldn't have made the mistake. But I've read enough of these takes from LSJ writers with the most obvious of agendas that I'm reflexively against them.
I retract my statement about Staudt being a hack, but based on my time in Lansing he might be the only guy covering sports in that area who isn't a shoot first, report second type of writer. But I'll fess up to making a mistake and take my punishment.
|22 hours 59 min ago||Not directed at the OP, but I||
Not directed at the OP, but I vote for a moratorium on posts where we point out idiotic comments from hack journalists at crappy newspapers covering hated rivals. I don't need to know what some goober in Lansing feels about Michigan football, and the only thing that will come out of it is further proof why print journalism is spiraling ever deeper into irrelevance.
|23 hours 1 min ago||Did anyone not know this was||
Did anyone not know this was the club level? I mean that honestly - when I was at UM over a decade ago we all knew the crew team was club level, but they were an elite program at that.
They are a top-20 program regardless, and if they went up to varsity I suspect that they'd be a consistent top-15 team pretty quickly. Lacrosse is a bit of a false comparison because they never competed with the elite programs in the sport; with time-based sports like crew you can just look at the numbers and see that Michigan has enough club-level talent to be a competitive IRA program pretty early on.
|1 day 3 min ago||I'll take as many titles as they want to give the||
I'll take as many titles as they want to give the spring sports. Great weekend for both hurlers.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Great to see a win. I assume||
Great to see a win. I assume Maryland will put up a tough fight?
|2 days 21 hours ago||Based on rankings, I'd be a||
Based on rankings, I'd be a fan of Oklahoma. At the same time, I hate all things Alabama, so I'd be fine smoking them.
|2 days 22 hours ago||This is just trolling the MSU||
This is just trolling the MSU and OSU fanbases at this point, right? Like, come at me if you want.
|3 days 4 hours ago||But I was told we can't have||
But I was told we can't have nice things...
|3 days 5 hours ago||Craig James, is that you?||
Craig James, is that you?
|3 days 5 hours ago||I look forward to the NCAA||
I look forward to the NCAA coming down with all the fury and authority a bunch of near-sighted, hypocritical, old men can muster between rolling around in piles of money earned by amateur athletes.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I kinda feel bad for Red's||
I kinda feel bad for Red's last year given the composition of the team he'll probably get back. I guess it wasn't completely unexpected, but this defensively-limited team really needed some scorers to have any chance.
|4 days 7 hours ago||I guess you might as well change stuff until||
I guess you might as well change stuff until people stop you?
I don't get it, but whatever.
|4 days 20 hours ago||ND, Texas, and anyone else||
ND, Texas, and anyone else who isn't afraid of heading north of the Mason-Dixon line.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Lord, someone was paid money||
Lord, someone was paid money to write these?
I mean, I have 10 minutes a day if ESPN wants to throw some money to me to write-up LSU or ASU.
|4 days 22 hours ago||It's tough because Babcock is one of the best||
It's tough because Babcock is one of the best coaches in hockey, but this Wings team seems like it needs a change. will be interesting to see how long he stays on toronto if he ever considers coming to UM
|5 days 1 hour ago||You get a similar leash when||
You get a similar leash when you have a very young kid. New Yorkers will stab you if you try to sit on the subway at the same time they are, but bring a small baby on and suddenly you get a whole row.
As for the wife planning her wedding, I think that is a stereotype that has some basis in reality for a portion of the population but certainly not all. My wife didn't really care about getting married, and I was the one pushing for it when we did. She got more into it as it went along, but the few ideas I had about the wedding were met with enthusiastic support, and hell we had family making decisions on food and colors because we (a) didn't care, and (b) couldn't get to the venue in time.
Now, looking to adopt a dog...
|5 days 1 hour ago||We were kinda young and poor||
We were kinda young and poor (both grad students during the engagement, I was a baby lawyer when we got married) and had different religions/regions involved, so parents were pretty involved/financed a good part of the proceedings. I don't think our wedding was that expensive given the area (Boston), but definitely richer than my blood.
That said, had a good time, and if everyone is okay with the financial part then you can try to have an inclusive a ceremony as possible. Because I will say, we went to a couple of weddings for friends who financed it on their own, and at two of them they didn't even have a cash bar because it would have cost some base amount of money to have the guy there, I guess. I get you are trying to save some money, but it kinda sucks sitting there during a dry reception with people you don't know and then see the couples post pictures from nice resorts on honeymoons a couple months later. It just felt...ugh when we dropped over a thousand dollars we didn't have for plane flights, hotels, gifts, strip joints, etc.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I guess good for him. I wish||
I guess good for him. I wish I failed up as many times as he did.
|5 days 3 hours ago||So...expect Izzo and friends to be making excuses||
So...expect Izzo and friends to be making excuses in a couple of years?
|5 days 6 hours ago||As Brian has said before,||
As Brian has said before, sometimes people are in the positions they are in because they wear suits and are just *there*. The men running the B1G fall into that category - just idiots collecting massive paychecks.
I think the 1-and-done rule is dumb, but that's being imposed by the NBA. The NCAA shouldn't be doing anything else to further restrict how players try to monetize their skills.
|5 days 6 hours ago||I'm guessing that the kids||
I'm guessing that the kids are kept eligible until they are kicked out. Either that, or IU is going to fall into a Crean-sized crater pretty soon.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Glad to see him discussing a||
Glad to see him discussing a controversial issue with the affected parties. This thread kinda, sorta stayed out of politics, but I'm happy that Harbaugh is dealing with it.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Brady's suspension is going||
Brady's suspension is going to be shortened, and the Pats can live with the lost draft picks and the money. It just drives me crazy that this has become such a big story given how other teams (Falcons and Colts with piped-in noise, for example) have been skirting the rules at the same time with minimal punishment.
|5 days 20 hours ago||I'm not sure how the depth||
I'm not sure how the depth chart looks in Pittsburgh, but Big Ben is getting up there in age. Might be a good time for Gardner to catch on as a backup.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Neuheisel deserved that||
Neuheisel deserved that 1000%.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Feels a bit low, but who||
Feels a bit low, but who knows. Sometimes these preseason lists, though, feel like they just did some basic math and then slotted teams into those records.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Good to see. Glad they are||
Good to see. Glad they are recognizing the sacrifices military members make.
|5 days 20 hours ago||I know this is part of their||
I know this is part of their plan, but Philly has to actually start winning basketball games at some point, right? As long as the Knicks are still playing basketball, they'll always be in a dog fight for the #1 pick.