rundown of Michigan's riser
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- Sometimes my reputation preceeds me and I'm happy about that and it's just.
- Other times, my "reputation" preceeds me and I'm happy about it but it's all baseless bullshit rumor.
- Other times still, my reputation preceeds me and I'm unhappy about it and that's totally just.
- And, finally, sometimes my "reputation" preceeds me and I'm unhappy about it and it's all baseless bullshit rumor.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||One of the most embarrassing||
One of the most embarrassing aspects of this is that the entirety of my career can be distilled down to being patient about conclusions, skeptical of my mind, and diligent in seeking alternative explanations. At least it's Friday.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ha well then I guess there's that.||
My cursory glance was moreso than I thought. Carry on.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Huge Pros, curious about Cons||
Sounds a lot like a Grad version of the residential college. Cool and thank you and I'm doubtless about the place looking just...prolific.
BUT almost every apartment has 6-7 bedrooms? That's weird. Excluding those international students who come without much in the way of apartment expectations (and may love that idea), I can't imagine many others will be as excited to give up the basic charm of "getting away from it all" off-campus at the end of each day. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the concept, but Munger's palace sounds like a place where precious alone time will be hard to come by.
Grad school is flush with introverts and eccentrics and, unlike undergrad, is sparce on students able to identify 6 friends to live with every day. Is this more compatible with them than I'm thinking?
[Ed: BTW, I understand how complainy this sounds and am not lacking for self-loathing about that. The gift is unconscionable in its grandness. Just wow. Not inconsistent with that wowness but as a supplement to it, this post is about constructive criticism: I'm surprised the facility is going to be used the way I interpret it to be used.]
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||I've only heard rumors and reserve the right not to judge||
His reputation preceeds him. Who cares?
So eff me running if I turn around and assume a single thing about him not only without meeting him but on the basis of reading what others--usually jilted MSU fans--have to say. The rumors may or may not be true. I don't care. Even in the worst case scenario where the bad reputation is deserved, his son is Blue and I can all too easily ignore dad forever.
For now: I've entered Benefit Of The Doubt cruise control.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I mean...I guess Brian could||
I mean...I guess Brian could do that. But I really hope he doesn't. Without diminishing Michigan's recent basketball success and how spectacular it was to see, football>>>basketball for me. And that's without yet mentioning footballas Michigan's athletic flagship and the same for this here blog.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Almost literally||
UNC won the Director's Cup in its inagural year. That was in the early 1990s. Stanford won it the next year and has never lost since. Frankly...it's ludicrous, by which I mean impressive.
Having said that, Stanford sponsors more varsity sports than, I believe, everyone else (and far more than most). W/r/t the Director's Cup, this is beneficial as the cup's formula puts a cap on how many men's and women's sports** can annually score for each school (meaning Stanford is more able to remove their lowest performing teams from the scoring list than everyone else).
**Anyone here aware of the official cap?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If the offer is still on the table...||
I sent you an email. Thank you for the offer even if it doesn't work out.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||Admitting that science can||
Admitting that science can never possess (but only assymptotically approach) objective truth, it turns out that it is nigh impossible to *prove* a cause-and-effect delineation and still very difficult to delineate one that is even persuasive. Having said that, while typing from an academic tower (I'm a recently graduated physician scientist), I've skated over the point and risk seeming heartless. I'm not hostilely doubting the relationship between collisions and brain damage. It makes plenty sense to me. But that isn't enough to satisfy the burden of proof. It's only enough to make us legitimately wonder and worry and legislate safety precautions knowing, even if we are wrong, we are treading thoughtfully.
These two posts were just about being honest that the thin gray line does exist. That a study like this, even if enough to persuade us to action, isn't itself proof of the theory.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm not saying||
I'm not saying it isn't conceivable. I'm not even saying it isn't probable. But this type of a situation is ripe for cum hoc non propter hoc fallacies. My favorite clinical example of that relates the tale of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from the last 15 years. HRT was designed for postmenopausal women [...] to help balance them out. Over the last 15 years it became celebrated for a short while and then fell into disuse (because it correlates with stroke and breast/endometrial cancer risk across all demographics).
The logical fallacy part plays into why it became celebrated in the first place: There was one seminal study suggesting HRT caused a decrease in coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the study failed to consider alternative possibilities. For instance, it turns out all of the HRT-taking women in the study were of higher socioeconomic status (SES) and had, on average, the better diets and activity regimens that the higher SESs have relative to the lower SESs. Turns out HRT actually has no effect on coronary artery disease. The scientists spoke too soon--believing that just because HRT use correlated with less CAD in their study that it was causing that effect.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||I, too, was surprised by Brian's claim||
I've been expecting to see Pipkins and QWash starting side-by-side.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Boo. I thought "then" worked||
Boo. I thought "then" worked just fine. Ryan smokes more meth and then the poster does too.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I'm glad I wasn't the only||
I'm glad I wasn't the only one whose interests were piqued by the narrowness of the national dialogue.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||The crying thing (which I trust is informative enough)||
According to Derrick Green, Hoke cried while accepting his commitment. This was an interpretation over the phone. And now the anecdote is picking up steam on television and espn.com. That's fine. And, because I care to try to avoid the Fundamental Attribution Error, and because I don't find sentimentality pathetic to care anyway, I'm not inclined to judge what a man cries about. But I do care about truth (and to struggle and equivocate before making decisions). And I'm not yet convinced that this even happened.
With the little knowledge I so far have of the anecdote, it seems additionally conceivable that Hoke is an exuberant fellow and responded with the type of emotion that might be honestly misinterpreted as crying.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I admit this wasn't||
I admit this wasn't particularly revelatory, but, seeing as zero of the dozen or so message board, tv, and article mentionings I've seen account for alternative explanations, it was relevant to type about one...no matter how rudimentary. If you disagree, then this thread will slip off the front page in fifty minutes. No big deal.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||I disagree ardently. (1) Not||
I disagree ardently.
(1) Not only is Fox's possession of 51% of the BTN temporary (they are contractually obligated to rescind controlling shares at some future unspecified date and, until then, act as a powerful TV figurehead with the ability to well grow the fledgling network) but...
(2) NewsCorp, which owns Fox, which owns BTN, has long had vested interests to bring their own full-time college network to the New York thumbprint. Less-than-coincidentally, the day after the Big Ten acquired Rutgers, NewsCorp purchased the Yes! network. In 2017, when the Big Ten drafts its new television contracts, it's predicted the BTN per member payout will exceed $47mil**.
All told, Delany probably feels mighty proud of himself on this and, from several worthwhile perspectives (those related to revenue, not tradition or fan interest), he ought to feel exactly as proud as he does.
**(Caveat: So long as "sports bundles" are still the cable paradigm: This is the biggest of all the bets that Delany has made. If sports bundles die before then, though there's no evidence that'll happen so quickly, not only will the Big Ten be revenuedly eff'd, but we will have also acquired Maryland and Rutgers perfectly in vain. This is not at all expected, but humans tend to be sucky predictors of the future, so anything is possible.)
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||Maybe ND is less conservative||
Maybe ND is less conservative than I imagined (though, shooting from the hip, I might additionally suggest it's less liberal than you just expressed). Even if so, that does little to nothing to make the "Closeted Te'o" hypothesis inconceivable.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||Am I the only person who||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||M-OSU game flowchart as a discussion of enzyme thermokinetics||
Our flowchart's K(m) today is inferior to theirs, but I think our V(max) could wind up superior nevertheless.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
The scorer's table almost exclusively shows OSU promotional stuff, not advertisements (except in that OSU promotional stuff might be seen as advertisements of OSU itself). Therefore it struck me as marketing (attempts to communicate the value of OSU's program to fans).
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Tangent on the nature of modernity||
|21 weeks 16 hours ago||Japanese yourself right!||
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||To neg or not to neg||
Woohoo! The manifest destiny of cost-benefit analyses!!! Yea! Let's change everything! Let's replace the Michigan Stadium flood lights with black lights, body paint all the players as Maori tribesmen with phosphorescent paint, and play half-field night games while Thievery Corporation rents out the south endzone for a rave! Is there any way to rent pandas on leashes; I feel like this would be superior yet with three pandas on six leashes.
Having gone off the deep end, please allow me to come back. Nothing makes a young fellow feel older than the realization that whereas he used to mock those who resisted change, he joined them before he had the sense to notice. Listen, I have no interest in watching Michigan stand shin deep in stagnancy while competitors pass it by. I care deeply about our success and wish to capitalize on every competitive advantage. But our institution, this football program, is itself a natural advantage. I admit, in some ways, Michigan may need to change. Further, I admit it's difficult to tease out that which is best off unchanging versus that which is best off changing. But concrete signs exist to separate the change-worthy from the unchangeworthy. Pointedly, good change comes with good reason--a story and logic lending a solution. Good change happens never for mere change's sake.
Michigan as a realm of real-life fantasy named football is both strong in brand and rich in character. It doesn't need your sparkle. Blue endzones. Matte-finishes. Canned music. It's just glitter. Please stop the gimmicks. I was born in 1983 and, yet, so as to help balance the extremes in conversations like these, I find myself longing for the era in which the bowl on Stadium & Main held a six-feet-thick residue of suitcoats, bowler hats, and sun dresses. I long for this far more than is reasonable and productive. Help me help myself, which i promise will help you too. Please quit this nonsense. This isn't simply directed at the O.P. This is directed at every purveyor of a new idea designed--not to address some fault, but--to make some classic something "POP!"
Stop effing with our ess!
|22 weeks 17 hours ago||With respect to deriving any||
With respect to deriving any meaning out of Ohio State's spot, the analysis here is deeply flawed. Ohio State does not make public their revenue from things like apparel sales.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I see something other than the number 2 here||
"Little bunny foo foo, hopping through the forest, scooping up the field mice to bop 'em on the head."
|35 weeks 18 hours ago||As it turns out, I guessed||
As it turns out, I guessed right. I think I'm the first one. Where can I go to redeem my one MGoPoint?
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I don't find your disagreement sufficiently explicit.||
My post calls this concomitantly a major loss and not-quite-as-major-as-it-could-be. With which part do you disagree? Meanwhile, I completely agree that Fonoti has been playing well.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I hate starting new threads, so...||
Unfortunately one of our conference brethren got struck by a major injury:
My MSU fan friends (what can I say? I'm friendly to a fault [this is when I wink]) tell me Fou Fonoti suffered a stress fracture today and is expected to miss several weeks. He's less of a loss than, say, McDonald or one of the interior guys would be, but still a big deal. I guess this paves the way for Burkland to re-earn his starting spot (started last year until his season-ending injury vs. ND).
I'm always bummed when kids get hurt, so this sucks.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I expected information, got||
I expected information, got blind speculation, became disappointed.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||D-Funch...?||
To be pronounced "D-Funk" or "D-Funch" as in lunch?
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Paraphrasing the Fundamental||
Paraphrasing the Fundamental Attribution Error FTW!!!!!