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|1 week 2 days ago||Dennis Leary Voice||
I hear this whole post in Dennis Leary Ford Commercial voice. Especially this comment.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Athletics & Academics||
If you think the only reason students transfer in is for athletics, that's only part of the reason. Academics are important as well. I know things have changed, but every single guy from my Brother Rice (1991) class went to college, except two, who went to the Marines.
If you think those kind of outcomes are important, and many parents do, then you understand why an education like that is a draw. Most kids, no matter how academically gifted, won't go D1, but they will go to college.... to sort of paraphrase an NCAA commercial,
You can't just skate by as a student if you're academically suspect. They push you, help you, fight for you. Everybody gives a damn. A great football team is a nice perk, but it's not the only reason to go.
It's also fair to mention the system was different in the late 80's and early 90's in ways I'm not as familiar with living in California now, but it's definitely more complex than just "football recruiting."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Baader-Meinhof||
I love that. Makes me feel special in the universe, likes it's all just a simulation, and I'm the star.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Fib?||
No such thing, it's a truth boo boo.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Al Jazeera||
I'm noy going to read all eleventy brazillion message to see if this has already been mentioned, but it was on the front page of Al Jazeera.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Brazilians Loved. It||
I spent the last two weeks in Brazil, and the English speaking Brazilians love it. They were co-opting it for their game against Cameroon, but slightly changed to "I believe Brasil will win!" Good times.
Honestly, I didn't love it at first, but hearing half the crowd cheer it in Natal was kinda awesome in person, screaming drunk or not.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Pro's Play in the Cold||
I live in LA now. I love it. The weathers great, much better than when I lived in Michigan. Hard to argue with the weather. But, I don't play professional football.
If you want to be a pro, playing on Sundays in Green Bay, Chicago, Denver... this years Superbowl. You better learn to play in the cold. Don't hide it's cold in in November, sell that.
"Son, are you here to party and see pretty girls in sundresses, or do you want to leave here with all the tools and preparation to play in the NF fucking L?"
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Coaching Ray Lewis Photo||
How many years does that trick have left?
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Bad Design||
If you want to look at awesome photos, go look at the photo galleries. The photos make for an inelegant design and bad communication of the intent of the chart.
If you're just a fan "bad design," well then you have a point.
|1 year 6 days ago||Civility returns!||
Less eye bleeding.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||To each their own||
I think this is great, the internet keeps expanding the availability of content, which has the net impact of making the world smaller, which is fantastic for those of us who no longer live close to where we grew up.
I moved to Los Angeles after graduation from Michigan, but I still donate to both schools that put me on the road to success.
Go Blue, Go Warriors!
Brother Rice '91
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Not everyone at Rice is rich||
I was the son of a single mom who was a secretary, but tested well and they helped us find a way. I'd like to think I made the most of the opportunity... it sure as hell helped me get into Michigan, get a good education and meet a fine group of friends.
God only knows where I'd be today if it wasn't for them.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||They're Clearly Not NFL Guys||
They were going to be seniors... So why not stay and get your UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN degree? If you still want playing time after that, you got a post grad year to try to change people's minds without waiting a year (that you're sitting anyway) or dropping the competition level.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||George Best says...||
English soccer great George Best has an awesome quote that seems wholly appropriate:
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Gene Chizik Approves||
Literally, not figuratively.
Watching ESPNU and when the subject of Ole Miss came up, Chizik said, "Sometimes a great class just comes together."
I suppose he should know.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Pushing your limits||
I used to run marathons and do some pretty intense interval training. Sometimes I would push a little too much and puke on the track. No concussion.
Puking Does Not Always = Concussion
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Top Billing||
I hope he has a great season and moves on, not because I don't want him, but because that will help us with a steady stream of talent that sees us as a legitimate avenue to the NBA.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Thailand||
I rearranged my Thailand Christmas plans to include a return on the 1st for the Rose Bowl... Capital One Bowl, not so much.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Wow||
Hadn't seent that. I'm sure glad Hoke isn't like that.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Redshirt freshman...||
That's a lot of pressure, in a tough environment. Let's hope we don't get a bigger sample size, but I'm loathe to judge him on just this game.
Hopefully we have some plays in our pocket if this happens again and opposing defenses blitz everyone up the middle because they saw that game.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||You need time/space to turn around a battleship.||
I'll take a wait-n-see approach until this time next year. By then, I'll see where the ship is turning and make up my initial hypothesis about where it's going. Two years from now, I will have my mind made up and I'll join either one of the two powerful camps. Keep vs. replace.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I love this Nike-move.||
It reminds me of what Nike did during the Olympics when they found out the Egyptian National Team had fake Nike clothing. They happily gave them real Nike gear for free and reaped the positive PR.
They took a situation most people would roll their eyes at and turned into into a PR Gold Medal. Especially clever since they are not an official Olympic sponsor yet it got a ton of coverage. Genius.
Well played Dave Brandon.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Selling his pants after his eligibility is used up is fine.||
Otherwise you could have boosters "buying" those gold pants for $150,000. That's the problem the NCAA is trying to avoid.
Have all the football players join the art school, I'm sure they could sell every piece of experssionist artwork they can crank out...
|2 years 35 weeks ago||That's how you Embed?||
I only post rarely, so remembering this sequence is unlikely. Am I the only one that thinks embedding could be easier? Like Facebook easy? Honest question.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||It's funny||
This is probably what the MSU boards were saying about Kugler around this time last week.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I'll take 'em if we add conference games...||
Because I'd rather watch, or buy tickets, for any combination of those teams over more Creampuff U., or South Creampuff U.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Sad news for them.||
Hope he's back and healthy, a strong B1G is good for everyone and raises every teams profile.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Go North Young Man||
Why do talented football recruits want to play in the South?
If the desired end result is to play in the NFL, you should get working on your ability to thrive in cold weather sooner rather than later.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||2006 Florida @ Michigan||
Who knows, but I'd argue that voters probably would not have jumped Florida over us in 2006 if Florida had the chance to play their way into the game in the +1 scenario.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Pre-Season Ranking Means...||
Nothing... if you go 13-0
Everything... if you go 12-1