I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 week 3 days ago||Good article||
Here's a great article on centers in the NFL: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2007/01/a_center_shall_l... (sorry, iPad won't embed).
|1 week 5 days ago||A disagreement||
I have at least one significant issue with the article. Suggesting that UM and OSU are similar with regard to academic institutions is...stretching it. OSU is fine. UM is much, much better than fine.
|1 week 5 days ago||Agreed||
As a Michigan attorney, I love quantifying things as well. That's why I have a weekly grading of my significant relationships. My children, friends, mom, co-workers all get a score, which is adjusted weekly based on their performance in contributing to my overall well-being and happiness. I then send along the grade with, as appropriate, smiley faces or frowney faces and an overall chart of the top- and bottom-performing individuals.
This is how I know whether, and the extent to which, I love and care for others. It, like UFRs, gives me a bit of closure on the last week.
Long live numbers.
|1 week 6 days ago||Indeed||
The parallels are striking. Thanks for pointing out the tribalism inherent in both. There are a couple significant differences, however:
As big as football programs have gotten, they don't cost $718 Billion a year.
On a bad day, an athlete suffers an ACL tear or concussion.
|1 week 6 days ago||At least he can get a tan there this time of year||
I hear it's the "Harvard of Bolivia".
|1 week 6 days ago||Thanks!||
Thanks, LSA2000. Amazing how quickly the thread devolved. I admit I didn't add much class to the conversation, but I'd had enough last night with the negativity and felt like I needed to say something. I hope it was seen for what it was--an attempt to fight for the good and positive.
|1 week 6 days ago||Good points||
I think that most of us would see WWII as a relatively just war. It's the ones in between (never forget Grenada) that make us look like war mongers alienating large swaths of the world. I support our troops, which starts with not sending them to needless wars based on misinformation, greed and prejudice. Constant flag waving and military displays, to me, are propaganda to create a mindless nationalism and support for an ever growing military and support for violence.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah||
Please go back to East Lansing and find people who will find this clever or insightful. We don't need trolls.
|1 week 6 days ago||Understood||
I feel ya'. We're all there.
|1 week 6 days ago||Woo hoo||
Why am I suddenly in the mood for pancakes?
|1 week 6 days ago||Excellent point||
Anything could happen with the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". (NTTAWWT)
|1 week 6 days ago||The sun rises in the East||
Always your agreeable self.
I happen to agree that jingoistic references to "freedom" are shoved down our throat, sans sugar, on a regular basis. Saying that the military hasn't fought for freedom in 230 years, however, is only true in a very technical and arbitrary sense.
I happen to think the the Industrial/Defense Complex is the greatest threat to freedom in the world, with some significant competition by the private prison industry/war on drugs. That said, all of this is politics and probably not really appropriate here. More than that, however, attempts at pissing people off really aren't necessary at this point, given the state of UM football at the moment.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Of course||
A trip to the Chicago Art Institute, with special emphasis on works showing victorious stances and acts of bravery. Would also have alternate uniforms in powder blue with ruffles.
A rousing monologue from Henry V. Would need to choose between "St. Crispins Day" and "Once More Unto the Breach".
Would require all questions to be posed in verse. All answers would reference how sportsmanly the athletes competed and note that scarlet and silver are a less-than-refined color combination.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Good||
Query: Is misandronist cave-woman crap permitted? If so, build me a spice rack, Snausage breath.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Negative IQ||
Based on the posts on this site, I'm going with, "Yes, yes they can."
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Read carefully||
BISB notes language that a third grader couldn't get away with. Most elementary school teachers will send a 3rd grader to the office for using language that the teacher doesn't understand. "Sycophant" therefore may be bannable for posters in much of the US, including Columbus.
"You lack even a rudimentary understanding of both zone blocking and the anatomical location of your own body parts beneath the diaphragm," I believe, is and should be bannable, absent an "urbane lexicon exception".
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Thank you!||
I swear, this place of normally sane, intelligent, well-spoken people loses double-digit IQ points with every loss and every run into the line for a loss.
I understand criticizing the coaches or noting a poor performance, but cumon people. A little perspective please.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Conjecture||
I anticipate bow tie, evening jacket and spats.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Likely problem||
Did you use a memory stick given to you by a Russian ambassador at a recent G-8 Summit? I had the same issue.
Speaking of advertising in threads, I'm selling and buying vital organs if anyone has any interest.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You can't be serious||
Who would name a company that? What is this "search engine" of which you speak?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||PC||
Some of us have nasal passage issues.
I know you're excited for Staee, but maybe take it down a notch?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||My suggestion||
RB YPC makes sense to me. I don't think anyone is arguing that RB runs are a glowing success this year. I'm certainly not. At this point, I'm not sure that we even need to reference the statistics. A vague reference to the pain that will be UM running under center against MSU should be sufficient. Or pull out the PDFT acronym again.
If RB runs significantly improve (or heaven help us, get worse), then another look at the stats might be worthwhile, but probably not necessary at this point.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||All the points||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Channeling Space Coyote||
Can we drop the 27 for 27 meme already? I agree that we did not have much luck with RB runs in that game. The number of rushes, however, was inflated by OT and places where it arguably made sense to go conservative. Let's put this in the "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics" category.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||(c)||
"Blueboy'd" is an officially copyrighted trademark of ChiBlueBoy. Please cite as "blueboy'd(TM)".
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Agree||
Notwithstanding my comment below, I agree that when we've lost, it's been to quality teams, or difficult road environments (e.g., Iowa) and/or with somewhat of a fluky outcome (e.g., PSU, SC if it counts). Overall, I'm extremely happy with the direction of this team and the outcomes we've had.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'm no mathematician||
I won't pretend to be able to do statistical analysis. But it looks like, overall among all programs, there's a 60/40 split on the bump one receives from playing at home vs. the liability of playing on the road. For Hoke, since he's been here, we have a 100/45 split. That seems to be orders of magnitude higher than average. Sample size caveats apply.
I think your facts undercut your analysis.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Will do||
I feel bad. Always. Not necessarily about threads, but I can add that to my list.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Can we unclinch now?||
It sounds to me like he was bringing up the little bro quote for a reason and carrying it forward. The bigger point of the article is that he doesn't like State because he felt disrespected by them. State failed to show any class or respect the last time we were there.
|6 weeks 43 min ago||Yeah||
You got an issue with that?
Actually, I find Chicago to be a pretty friendly place. Not like the South, or other parts of the Midwest, but by big-city standards, it's friendly. I haven't had the same experience in Boston. Sample size caveats apply. Plus I'm a smartass.