FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not familiar with Jim Rome||
Is this on television or radio?
|1 week 4 days ago||I grew up in Algonac which,||
I grew up in Algonac which, because of all the canal networks is like a poor man's Venice of Michigan. Situated right there on the St. Clair River. I love the area and totally recommend your trip.
The eastern shore tends to be less choppy, but if you hug that shore with US numbers on your craft you may raise the attention of the border patrol. That's me being over-cautious, though. The truth is that BC isn't present or persnickety to such a degree to ruin your time about that. As for the SCR segment of the trip, I bet it takes twoish hours at cruising speed. I bet crossing Lake St. Clair from the Detroit River takes a little less than that.
The most texhnically difficult aspect of your trip will be entering the rivers after the lakes. I think entering the Detroit R. is by far comparatively trivial, but entering the St Clair River is much less so. It's sort of a cop out claim, because there are so few fresh water estuaries in the world, but that is the world's largest one. And the labyranthine sandbars and tributaries can be tough to navigate for a newcomer.
If you ever travel the reverse route, it's a cinch, and I wouldn't bother recommending any one route over any other, only to pay close attention to lighthouse lines (!) and depth. Because it'll barely matter otherwise. Riding the river out is more likely to put you on a fair course than riding the river in. So if you do have a GPS with you for the trip from LSC to SCR, I'd recommend using it to tiptoe the US/CA border into the River between Harsens and Seaway islands. Alternatively, you might just want to follow a freighter in; they'll hug the other (southeastern) edge of Seaway Island.
I worry you'll get lost or run aground without GPS or if on another path. Then again, I'm probably overthinking things just in case, so how about I wish you luck and return to the positive outlook I has when I started writing this, because it really is a cool, summer mini-adventure you've come up with.
|1 week 5 days ago||My sense of humor is very||
My sense of humor is very awesome and nonexistent, by which I mean very bad and omnipresent.
|1 week 5 days ago||If I've learned anything in||
If I've learned anything in the last few years, it's to base my attendance--not on the questions of cost or product on the field, but--on the question of whether the stadium has WiFi. If they have it, then clearly you gotta go.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Not only was the uniform||
Not only was the uniform battle lost years ago but these are SOCKS, so whatever.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A Brief Treatise On The Nature Of Unclickability||
Is there supposed to be a link here? (Or is there one and my phone is filtering it out?)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You are only repeating||
You are only repeating yourself here without rewording your argument in ways helpful, revelatory, or new. When I retyped "Maryland and others" as your opinion, I was explicitly admitting that you weren't singling them out. Which is my point.
Go back and look: When I called your Maryland-Michigan comparison weak, that was never about you singling out the Terrapins (...) I typed "and others" after all. Instead, I tried to highlight the silliness of comparing Michigan to an entirely different species of athletic department. Maryland and the other "90+%" in or below their athleto-economic strata do not have Michigan's luxury boxes, television pipeline, fan base, or--since this is about DB--"brand power." I think you didn't realize this part as my point.
Just because we know some athletic directors fail but others succeed at Maryland-like ("bottom 90%") schools doesn't mean that if Michigan hired Joe (Bad-With-Numbers) Schmo as AD, he still couldn't find some degree of financial success. Because the last relevant comparison (2010s lower 90% schools are bad comparisons) is of a very different financial era (1990s Michigan is a far better comparison), and in this era Michigan, Texas, Ohio State, et al. haven't had an opportunity to test a hypothesis about (a) low AD quality and (b) department poverty.
I don't have the credentials to talk about this quantitatively, but from the qualitative perspective, a bad AD has way more room for error with Michigan resources than with "bottom 90%" resources.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is an important post.||
This is an important post.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think you've made the best||
I think you've made the best argument anyone can for Brandon (...) that his decision to hyper-fund nonrevenue sports has the potential to turn those nonrevenue sports into national juggernauts. That's by far the best thing he's done.
And, depending on what happens in the O'Bannon case, it might even turn out to have been laced with some Machiavellian providence. Because what happens if the nation's ADs start having to reallocate a significant portion of revenue to a new source (the athletes)? Well one likely outcome is that nonrevenue facility building will come to a standstill nationwide. If true, then those select few who capitalized on the recent meadowy interregnum between the onset of new big money (e.g., BTN) and the onset of new big costs (i.e., O'Bannon) will reap the rewards for a generation.
Having said that...if I'm right, and Brandon's biggest value to Michigan was this, then why keep him around in a post-O'Bannon era where revenue allocation changes significantly? Because in that kind of (putative) future, this great skill of Brandon's would be way moreso a matter of history whereas the problem areas would remain well rooted in the present.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Saying "but Maryland and||
Saying "but Maryland and others lost money last year" is a maximally simple-minded comparison. A better comparison would be "Remember the years before Bill Martin came on and Michigan was operating in the red?"
But while that is a much more fitting side-by-side for illustrating that it takes more than just any ol' schlub for Michigan to turn great revenue gains, it ignores some Brobdingnagian changes to the financial landscape over the last 15ish years.
Would Goss and Roberson have still overseen the department's financial dive beneath the dirt if they had luxury boxes and the BTN cash cow? Or would they also have seen Michigan almost-peerlessly leading the nation in revenue if they had those things to make their jobs easier? It's impossible to certainly answer the 2nd question, but my suspicion is yes.
Meanwhile, I agree more with the following corollary of what Brian said than with what he actually said:
Bill Martin gets too little credit for the Michigan athletic department's current financial situation, and Dave Brandon gets too much.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's fair||
Hoke specifically connected with Mattison and Nussmeier while Brandon made Michigan's coordinator jobs (in ways not specific to any particular coaches but nonspecific to maybe all coaches) more attractive.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This isn't a diss, just a||
This isn't a diss, just a correction about praise:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think he pretty obviously||
I think he pretty obviously means George Campbell.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What signs are there that||
What signs are there that Schlissel cares to even evaluate a sports guy's (Brandon's) work record?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hagerup is the popular||
Hagerup is the popular favorite to punt. Because he's better at it (or at least he was the last time he played).
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If this weren't a zero sum||
If this weren't a zero sum game, I'd agree, but it is so your take woefully underemphasizes the positive value achieved should OSU swing and miss here.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Projecting?||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ugh||
I hope not. That would be miserable.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. Ambition matters.||
Yes, if a difficult thing is available to be won, and if any of the nation's best care to try, then it is important to me that Michigan cares to best them all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I know I'm opposing the||
I know I'm opposing the popular opinion here, but there's an aspect of threads like these that's kind of creepy to me. And that aspect is only accentuated each time someone types "drools" and then submits it as a totally normal thing to say.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||I don't have any Ball O Twine||
I don't have any Ball O Twine suggestions, but the next time I design a trip that includes heading as far north as the T Falls, I think my path will be making a constellation of that and these:
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You have me clapping in ways||
You have me clapping in ways that are not sarcastic. Seriously. But no seriously this is not sarcastic. Goddammit all the mgosnark has me unable to even take myself seriously...except seriously, yours is a seriously important post. Not sarcastic. Seriously. Dammit. [Gives up.]
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Baylor kept this on the DL||
It's very difficult to understand how this wasn't even on the differential diagnosis until now. Marfan's is elementary Med School 101. More yet, Austin's past medical history and physical exam extend well beyond the characteristic and into the pathognomonic.
A baseless suspicion I have is that Baylor knew, that Isaiah knew, but that they conspired to hide it**, weighing the costs of continued play against the benefits of getting into the NBA, gambled, and came "this close" to winning everything. No matter the verity of that, I wish him the best. It's a powerful story.
**(and why should that be so bad, anyway? A case like that might not invoke "informed consent" but it sure would call up "informed refusal" at which point a healthy-minded patient has every right to [a] make his own decision and to [b] have his records held strictly privately)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What does it mean?||
I haven't decided if I like the shirt (I might love it, if only because it's so freaking weird/non sequitur), but I know I can't stop staring at it.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||This board may not be as bad||
This board may not be as bad but it's hardly innocent of most of those counts of obsession and (inf-/sup-)eriority complex.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Your answer is a cop out.||
Your answer is a cop out. Saying "that sort of already happens" doesn't address whether it will happen more blatantly or frequently in the new system we're crafting. And it's that *quantitative* answer, not your cop out qualitative answer, that matters.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||The OP underestimates Delany's Machiavelli-quotient.||
The OP severely underestimates Delany's Machiavelli-quotient. Delany's doesn't say these dumb things from his position of power because he thinks they are correct. Rather, he says these dumb things from his position of power because he thinks he has a chance to manipulate enough people into getting his way if he does.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Amen.||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||What is meant by concentric||
What is meant by concentric waves? I assume it means the rows from 1-50 go at a different rhythm and pace than the ones from 51-100. Is that true? Has it ever happened? It seems as difficult as it is original. "Exceptionally".
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The next time Tyrion and||
The next time Tyrion and Jamie meet is going to be fascinating. Clearly "oh and please kill dad on your way out of town" wasn't supposed to be part of Tyrion's escape itinerary. A major aspect of Jamie's motivation for saving Tyrion was to ensure everyone with Lannister blood can keep it pumping.
Not only that, but Jamie's life is about to get way harder. Not only is Kings Landing and the Lannister name weakened by Tywin's death, but it now seems exceptionally likely that the Iron Bank--sensing the ever lower odds that the Lannister's can pay their debts--is about to insert itself opposite the Lannister's in ways more Machiavellian than perhaps any other agent of the game.