"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
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|4 weeks 3 days ago||Totally agree||
. He had a press conference and gave $1M to the Boys and Girls club. If he would've annouced he was staying, no one would've cared, he just would've been vreative. Cleveland fans butt-hurt because he left. He didn't owe ANYONE anythintg, you're right, other than himself. He clearly made the right decision, especially looking at Gilbert's comments the next day.
And I couldn't have stated it better: If you feel abandoned because a basketball player left CLEVELAND for MIAMI...matter of fact, if you are upset than anyone leaves Cleveland for fucking Miami...then that's a you problem.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Seattle||
That's how Century Link was designed, to trap and echo the noise from the fans directly back on to the field, which is why it's absurdly loud.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Cape Cod||
My fiancees has an aunt/uncle that live on Cape Cod, so we are leaving today around 2 pm, and driving from DC to Cape Cod.
Yaaaa Traffic in DC, Baltimore, Philly, NYC, Boston, and Cape Cod!!!!
No idea what the plans are, but we'll be there all weekend.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Has Nike||
never had a jersey rip or tear during play? That seems to be one of the biggest concerns when complaining about Adidas. If my opinion mattered, I would almost prefer to be the flagship program for Adidas, than one of the very many for Nike. Hell you can't even recognize MSU uniforms anymore, but the sentiment seems to be that Nike will be some sort of return to the way the uniforms were?
At some point Michigan will pull out special unis again, and I'm not any more comfortable with Nike's creative team designing them, than Adidas. With Nike, it's possible we could look like every other team on Saturday, just in different colors.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Dude||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Singletary||
is a good guy. He's certainly a company man. He was an agent before coming back to Michigan to work. He's a point of contact for coaches and escorts players around on their tours. That being said, when I went on tours with Hand, Burrell, and Settle I wasn't impressed necessarily with his presentation. Not because he didn't do a good job, but as a lifelong fan, there are things I would've mentioned or discussed that he seemed to gloss over or ignore. We had been there the entire day, and I told Coach Hoke and Chris that we hadn't heard the fight song the entire time we were there. (Devin Gardner was in the room, and was forced to sing...and he has a great voice btw, a deep, classic musical talent that was reminiscent of....I digress)
Chris is a good guy, but I don't think he was a difference maker.
Roy, on the other hand...is a dynamic recruiter.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||LOL...When did||
the manziel era begin exactly?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||the smear is||
He's the one you called a sociopath, based seemingly on an article written by Deadspin and his support for a very close college friend.
As far as "descriptive way to introduce..." descriptive can be objective.
It's not relative in any way to Michigan, so it probably should've been OT.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
with conference pride being bullshit, however i think Kentucky taking pride in Alabama/LSU dominance is different than hoping one of your conference-mates don't shit the bed on a national scale. The perception of the B1G is already low, and if Ohio would've got smoked by Bama, then it does hurt all of us. When ranking come out next year, Big Ten teams are moved down a notch or two because they are in the B1G, not because they deserve it.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||I think||
that was Penn State and James Franklin, not Notre Dame.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Best show out there!||
I was fortunate enough to have to work from home today, so I am trying to pace myself, because I only have 13 episodes before next year. I watched 1 today...and I remeber why i love it so much.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||yeah||
but elite talents are not. And AP isn't just a rb, and never has been...he's been great since high school.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I agree||
completely. No need to be holier than though. None of these guys are priests or moral authorities on anything. Why do you care what he does off the field? Outside of your fantasy team and sunday afternoon, his life is his personal life. If I rooted for a team, I would jump at the chance to take AP..or Suh..or Jameis Winston. If I were running a church, then I would take Tim Tebow.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||you choose that over...||
the late hit in the 06 OSU game? That could've sent Michigan to a NC game.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||umm...||
Late hit in the 06 OSU game??????????????????? Worst call ever!
|17 weeks 5 days ago||yeah but...||
no matter how you slice it, there is no greater indicator of success than a high rating, whether it is success in college, or projecting the number of elite high school prospects to the NFL draft. Nothing is perfect, but the rating is the most consistent system available.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I play Destiny on Ps4. Canzior||
I play Destiny on Ps4. Canzior
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I also||
don't think college players should be monetarily compesated. ...wait, is that the popular or unpopular opinion?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Randy Moss||
not Jerry Rice, as the greatst NFL receiver of all time.
And I'm more impressed with Tom Brady's accomplishments, than Joe Montana, who played with no salary cap on essentially a hall of fame team.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||out of curiosity...||
why do so many prople seem to be against playing Osu at night? Seems like a marquee opponent at night would be a good thing not a bad thing. Is there anything else in play here other than "tradition"?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I think there's truth to this||
There are certain things that are inherent, for example higher income genereally equals college graduates. Staistically you are more likely to go/complete college if your parents are college graduates.
There are other reasons for this. Low income areas have poorly funded educational systems, so it can be difficult to overcome, while learning good test-taking and study skills. "Poor" schools in Washington DC, or Detroit...are different than "poor" schools in suburbia. There isn't a culture of success. It's the same as a football team, part of succeeding and exceling is shedding the culture of failure.
I can see how there could be some resentment for college kids who are going to school with rich kids. At University of Richmond, the student parking ot has better cars than the faculty lot. It CAN (not necessarily does) cause a divide. If you have to work to have extra money while in school, or work during the breaks, you don't have the same experiences as those who don't have to. And people tend to gravitate towards those who share their experiences.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Only 2-4? That's not bad, and||
Only 2-4? That's not bad, and it's not going to be below freezing until Tuesday. At least in the DMV everything shuts down with every little bit of snow.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I've seen them at Dicks and the Adidas outlets||
I've seen them at Dicks and the Adidas outlets
|22 weeks 2 days ago||And the 212° was something Brady Hoke preached as well.||
And the 212° was something Brady Hoke preached as well.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||This is the locker room at||
This is the locker room at the stadium, not the one in Schembechler hall which is very nice, with a sunken area in the middle of the room for the seniors.
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||These things are great though||
and as a kid, why would you not want to have that opportunity? I was closely involved with Hand's recruitment, and I went to his announcement, and the entire school was involved. The seniors and the football team all got out of class to attend, and the administrators took an opportunity to speak as well. It isn't just about the player, but the school, coaches, teachers, and students who were a part of his high school career. As a high school football coach, wouldn't you want a nationally ranked recruit to announce publicly? Even as that kid's parents, it's exciting and fun, and I don't belive it necessarily makes him a diva.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats!!!!||
|24 weeks 5 days ago||He's a great guy||
and I would hope that everyone wawnts to see him succeed. He's got a fantastic attitude, given the adversity he's faced in his years in AA.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||so...||
explain to me how a 20 year old can "develop" the brand of a $100 million dollar a year, hundred year old athletic program?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah...||
your points are all valid, but logistically it couldn't work. As the previous poster said, people watch the teams, not the players. So in all fairness, if the player can make money on their own, without using their affiliation to the university, than so be it. Meaning autographs are fine, as long as there is no school/conference/NCAA logo on it. Sounds ridiculous, but it shows, that the individual without the school is not marketable. The school has all the leverage, and that's ok. As someone still paying student loans off, I would love an opportunity to go to school free, regardless of the infringement upon my time. Not only going to school free, but also having an opportunity to showcase my talents to my future employers, as well as have several programs in place in case I decide or am forced to change careers. Not taking advantage or appreciating of that isn't the fault of the university. It almost sounds like you want things to be "fair." And if it's fairness you seek, is it fair that the qb would be able to generate more income than the kicker? Or center? or the right tackle? Is it fair that in paying football players, the lacrosse program is cancelled?
Keep in mind, you'll be a Michigan fan, regardless of who wears the helmet. The players aren't capitalizing on themselves, they would be capitalizing on their affiliation with the university.
Ultimately it's a choice. You want this opportunity to be not only be afforded to particular individuals, but you want it to be afforded to them in a way you think is "fair" as in a college education isn't valued as "compensation." Maybe the fact that only 28% of the US (over age 25) has a college degree contributes to the lack of importance placed on a college degree in our society.