landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 3 hours ago||I honestly have no idea. I'm||
I honestly have no idea. I'm almost finished as an MD/PhD student and have always envisioned myself doing the 80/20 research/clinical thing: basically, I'd run a lab, design drugs and teach most of the time, then be a physician during the remainder. But now...I can't tell anymore whether that sounds awesome (or excrutiating).
I'm getting married this summer and we're honeymooning in Iceland, mostly to chase the backpacking challenges, diverse geological stories, and wildlife. Learning about mountain guides and watching these documentaries is making me realize how many other paths are possible. Maybe I should try to freelance for National Geographic, consult for law firms/corporations, and/or act as an independent author on the side.
For me, picking one path seems...impossible.
|1 week 1 day ago||Observation: Threads like this rarely end well||
I suspect if someone goes through the effort to catalog the information you want, they will be far more likely to start their own thread rather than bury the info in the depths of this one. It's a good question. But if you care enough to answer it, you are best off sweating through the google searches and then getting full credit for organizing the info.
|1 week 2 days ago||Spring grin wins!!! :- D||
Spring grin wins!!! :- D
|1 week 2 days ago||There's a reason he left UNL.||
There's a reason he left UNL. Sounds like a nice kid and eternal scout teamer. Will help their depth dilemma.
|1 week 3 days ago||The spring game grin. To me,||
The spring game grin. To me, it's reminiscent of the most pleasant kind of poetry.
As for the grinch one: Actually, it ranks in my lower quartile of favorite Harbaugh gifs.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think this thread has blown||
I think this thread has blown the tweet out of proportion. This is neither pointed, nor is the intent fully obvious.
|1 week 6 days ago||I tend to stock: one bottle||
I tend to stock:
one bottle of Bourbon (usually Makers Mark),
one bottle of single malt (any of the "Glens"),
one bottle of Vodka (who cares?), and
one bottle of gin (exclusively Hendrick's).
Of these, I find that scotch is my favorite, that Bourbon is the most versatile, and that gin--as far as personal taste goes--is the one for which there is the largest difference between brands**.
**(Of course, there's an even larger difference between, say, Johnny Red and Glenlivet, but I deliberately specified the scotches to be single malts)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't care [more than||
I don't care [more than enough to write this muc-
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'll be the Philosophy Douche Canoe||
The "fundamental attribution error" explains why it is *always* plainly illogical to judge *people* on the basis of their *actions*.
However there is zero logical basis to avoid judging a person's behavior in itself. I know zero about this kid as a person but on that one day during that one minute he *behaved* reprehensibly. He may otherwise be kind and super cool. And it's absolutely the case that sometimes - because...circumstances, man - we all eff up.
But that was still objectively terrible behavior.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I once watched "Lil Bub &||
I once watched "Lil Bub & Friendz" and quickly came to understand why America is in decline.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||With all due respect, I think||
With all due respect, I think you vastly underestimate the complexities of cancer. There can never be a universal "cure for cancer." With much more time and research, the best we can hope for is "twenty thousand cures for twenty thousand cancers."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||On the contrary, Count A appears to be your conclusion||
I didn't foresee season tickets hitting the market place in advance of their print date. No doubt. But despite my naivety on that, "future" season tickets are obviously a source of tickets in addition to the individuals ones set to go on sale in six weeks.
That folds into option A. I mean...I explicitly specified "season ticket holders" as a hypothetical explanation.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Except for the news (to me,||
Except for the news (to me, it is news) that sellers can back out within 60 days of purchase, I find this all very encouraging. Thanks!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||And the Fab 5 didn't invent||
And the Fab 5 didn't invent long shorts and black shoes but they absolutely reaped the rewards of popularizing the trend.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Seems plausible but can't confirm||
So...you didn't like that roommate because he was generally cooler than you?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||The Carr example is a misfit here||
For the record, Carr knew full well and asked to retire after the 2006 season but Martin convinced him to stay for one more year.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||That sounds bad for Shafer. I||
That sounds bad for Shafer. I know it's trite to say (not to mention presumptuous given scant details) but I really do hope he and his family are OK.
I'm also hoping Durkin succeeds at UMd.
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Touching anyone when it isn't||
Touching anyone when it isn't wanted is technically assault. And touching anyone in a sexual way when it isn't wanted is therefore sexual assault. And all sexual assault can be prosecuted. This qualifies. It may seem small, but that's because it is a relatively new tendency in criminal law, which is primarily because society has been really big on the subjugation of women for a really long time.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sanctimony is neither worth||
Sanctimony is neither worth the time it to takes to be written nor how long it takes to be read.
It sounds like he grabbed the girl's butt. That's obviously not OK, and there's a lesson to be learned but in the wide spectrum of "sexual assault," it's likely the least severe possibility by far.
**IF that version of the story is true:** Taking away his scholarship offer would be, at least arguably, disproportionate.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It sounds like a bunch of||
It sounds like a bunch of seats (~2600) will be lost beginning in 2018, but it doesn't specify whether they will ever be added back.
If not, I'd call that the biggest news here.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Jackson seems slated to MSU.||
Jackson seems slated to MSU. Izzo got the last official visit, he seems tight with the other members of their mega class, and there is talk of trying to one-up or compete with the Fab5 in terms of recruiting rankings.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure we need a new||
I'm not sure we need a new thread but I'll play along:
I've been wondering what actions, if any, Schlissel will take. I have to assume he knows when one of his students has gone viral for the wrong reasons.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Do tell. You have free reign||
Do tell. You have free reign to speculate. Id like to hear the idea. My email is [email protected] if you feel the content is too inflammatory for the board.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I believe Michigan is better||
In the current world order, but even more so in the old world order (I.E.: 105- and 95-man eras), "helmet schools" comprising Michigan, OSU, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, and a few others concentrate at the top of the standings and are disproportionately crowned national champion. Largely because they've parlayed their wealth, facilities and tradition to stockpile talent.
I believe Michigan is better served in a system where the CFB alpha dog is one of ten or so "helmet" schools than in a random system where CFB royalty becomes an obsolete concept and Michigan fights for alpha dog with ~120 programs with more equal "starting material" (recruits' natural talent) than at any time in CFB history.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I never declared there was||
(1) The word "benefit" is bland, broad and nondescript, hence why I chose to shape my argument around oversigning, which is more charged and tightly defined. Not to mention "benefits" are far from necessarily unethical.
(2) I never declared there was zero benefit to dismissing Pipkins (in fact, I fabricated a scenario in which his departure may have allowed the coaches more time with other players, which would be a benefit.
(3) Giving a walk-on a scholarship is only a "good feelings" benefit. It provides zero competitive advantage. Those players are on the team regardless their extent of out-of-pocket tuition.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Pipkins disputed his medical||
Pipkins disputed his medical hardship. But that hardship came when Michigan was *under* 85 scholarships. It can't be oversigning if the team is undersigned.
So what was the Pipkins thing all about? Good question. It was weird. At best, it could be that Pipkins can never in life take no for an answer. At worst, it could be something unprecedented like "Pipkins we have enough room for you on the scholarship roster but, honestly, I don't want you to dilute the attention of my coaches on the practice field so go away."
That second one, though strictly possible, is almost incomprehensible. But even if it were true, it still isn't oversigning.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I believe you are||
I believe you are underestimating the extent to which CFB is a zero-sum game.
Most of Michigan's success in this sport has arisen because we stockpiled players to both keep them away from the competition and allow a superior blend of cream to rise to the top. Heck, the entire "Big Two, Little Eight" idiom was born in the era of 105 and 95 scholarships. The reduction of those numbers to 85 are routinely used to explain Michigan's and OSU's less complete dominance in the last 30 years, replaced by increased Big Ten parity.
Even more randomness would reign in a 63-scholly world system.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||As for the "oversigning"||
As for the "oversigning" question, at most one of these three cuts can even potentially be oversigning. Oversigning requires at least two things: for a kid to be cut against his will AND for that cut to happen when the scholarship count is at 86 or larger in order to shrink things back to 85.
Not only have zero of these players complained yet, but this is a story where (if we lump Canteen in because it sounds inevitable), we are going from 86 -> 85 -> 84 -> 83.
Only that first transition even has the *potential* to meet the definition (and even then it requires the player to complain, which they haven't yet). The others don't have a chance. Because words mean things, right? It can't be oversigning if the team was appropriately signed. It can be oversigning if the team was undersigned.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I liked what you said about||
I liked what you said about whining and this situation being unclear (it isn't oversigning unless the eliminated student  fights to stay but is rejected AND  his elimination brings the team from above 85 closer to 85. If a player is eliminated against his will and the scholarship situation falls below 85, then we have a Pipkins situation, which is benign).
|8 weeks 4 days ago||What are you a fan of? My||
What are you a fan of? My early suspicion is "nothing."