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|5 days 13 hours ago||How can you screw up something so easy?||
You've got two classic colors that look great together. Why make everything all cluttered and grafix-ish like it came off the clearance rack at Kohls? My 1980's trapper keeper just called, it wants its general level of tackiness back.
|6 days 23 hours ago||This reminds me of the old how would you fix Detroit joke.||
But "I'd call in an air strike" makes for a better punch line.
In all seriousness though, I hope they get everyone out...and that it blows up soon after that *looks around for ATF*
|1 week 7 hours ago||Congratulations||
You have failed today's IQ test. Thank you for playing. It takes a special kind of fan to actively participate in sabotaging his own team. Never mind that absolutely no one close to the program thinks that Hoke is in danger of being fired this year. Thanks for throwing this misinformation back out there, just in case the recruits might have missed it the first time. Gold star for you. Paint chips sure are tasty, no?
|1 week 7 hours ago||Not sure if serious||
In the context of the program's slide, a season like that would merit a lifetime extension. I'm not saying it wont happen, but it's definitely a best case scenario.
|1 week 1 day ago||Dundee/Milan||
They're still almost giving away houses just South of AA. Very little crime(unlike Ypsi) and you can get most places quicker than rural AA just by jumping on '23.
|1 week 5 days ago||He knew what he had to do to help the team win.||
And he did it without question. He so often took the opposing team's best player off of his game through sheer will. It's no coincidence that his 4 years produced some of the greatest moments in Michigan Basketball history. He will be missed.
|1 week 6 days ago||Maybe the second most Beilein thing ever.||
|1 week 6 days ago||Shannon brown in 2006 was the last||
He went #26
|1 week 6 days ago||Canadian Nik Stauskas looking at 2.3 million a year at #8||
Consensus 5* Gary Harris/Adrein Payne outside the lottery, looking at something like half that #theBeileindifference
|3 weeks 35 min ago||I hold a degree from Michigan||
And I've been binge-watching Veronica Mars for the last week.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Too soon, man||
It will always be too soon.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Tom Brady||
The guy has shown he can lead a team without receivers, backs, etc.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||This guy has no credibility whatsoever||
Izzo at #4 with...Draymond Green? And Shannon Brown like a decade ago? You're better off going to Lehigh or Murray St.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yep||
But all those elite players who wind up going to Kentucky have Michigan higher on the list, and that tells you something.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Javon Bess part 2||
Izzo has been moving on several guys not quite impressive enough for a Michigan offer. I don't know where all the MSU optimism is coming from. Izzo is returning (on paper) http://mgoblog.com/diaries/tom-izzo-and-more-less-fallacy his worst team ever. If they think Michigan dominated them for the last four years(6 out of 9), wait till they see the next four.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||PS4||
With all the crap Microsoft tried to pull(Mandatory Live Subscription, mandatory active internet connection, mandatory $100 Kinect premium, Used Game Prohibition) I flat out don't trust them, even if they did change a lot of those policies.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Best one I've seen yet||
Although I cannot Imagine how you overlooked MSU as Theon Greyjoy. He was brought up as one of the Stark family, but could only stew in his inferiority complex(drowning his self-loathing in easy women and drink) before ultimately taking Winterfell(B1G Championship). Now he just doesn't have the men to hold it. Very much looking forward to the castration scene.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Well...||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Well...||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||What's the money like in soccer?||
I have to admit that soccer previews are about as interesting to me as my fantasy football scores are to you, but what kind of bank are we talking about? How do their salaries compare to the NFL? (I picked them because I think hey probably employ he most professional athletes)
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I used the "fired" metaphor||
But is a deeply flawed one. We are talking about a seizure of property. A seizure that is occurring in the absence of a crime or any admissible wrongdoing. You talk about the NBA "losing profits" but you fail to realize that they are HIS profits. Someone said that he might have lost 10% of his profits when their sponsors pulled out. They're still raking in money, that argument just doesn't hold water. What percentage of that does the NBA even get?
I am curious about who is paying Blake Griffin's salary in the interim. They can really just seize his business and spend his money as they see fit?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I am going to guess||
I am going to guess that it protects against prosecution for beliefs too. The difference being that while we may not agree with Judaic beliefs, we at least respect them. That is not the case with Mr. Sterling. But who decides which beliefs we are going to protect? Do we appoint a Ministry of Religion? Maybe a catch all Ministry of beliefs to decide for us? Just so we're clear, are we going to force the thought criminals into re-education camps, or just disappear them?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||So let's say I own a restaurant||
Unwittingly I move to an anti-Semite neighborhood. Business has really slowed since the local patrons found out that the majority of my staff is Jewish. My establishment is suffering because of the local perception of my staff's beliefs. So you're saying that if I fire them, they don't have a case for wrongful termination?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||An association can make all the rules in the world||
They can be spelled out to a T. They could demand in writing that all owners wear red polka dots on alternating Tuesdays. But if those rules infringe on a person's pursuit of life, liberty and happiness they will be overturned in a heartbeat. You cannot punish a person for what they think. There is not a chance that this holds up in court. God help us all if it does.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I don't like Sterling||
I don't feel even a little bit bad for him. But I really don't like where we're heading here. This is straight out of 1984. Thought police. He didn't violate anyone's rights .
You cannot punish a person for what they think,
no matter how vile you find those thoughts.
Do you have any friends? Do you ever "give them the business"? Are any of your friends black? I can tell you that I have said(in fun) some vile, vile things to black/hispanic/asian friends in response to some vile, vile things they have said about people of my race/occupation/upbringing. Those were some of the largest belly laughs we've had. Now what if that bar had been wiretapped.
All that surprise and relief we shared because we could laugh about this stuff...That gets taken out of context, we could find ourselves out of a job and ostrasized. How would you like it if everyone who had an axe to grind with you wiretapped your home, your locker room, the bar you hang out at? That is the precedent we're looking at.
People should and CAN only be judged by what they do. Just as an example...I can think of at least one couple of importance in this country who...Let's say it's not very hard to find evidence that they don't think much of white people. Let's say that these people were long time followers of a known bigot. That said bigot married them and baptized their children. Should that couple be removed from their place of importance because of how we interpret what they think? Can we?
The answer is no. I am no lawyer, but common sense tells me the guy is going to sue the NBA and win. He'll probably fire the payroll department and declare that everyone in the organization be paid by personal check signed "Donald Sterling, your Daddy".
The NBA probably had to do what they did as a PR move so the players wouldn't strike and the media can just blame the Legal System when they give him his team and privelidges back. People seem to think the guy is an "employee" of the NBA, and that he can be fired. Thing is, its his team. He owns it. This is more like getting evicted by your homeowner's association. I'm pretty sure if he wants to run the team back into the ground that's his perogative.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah...||
I'm rather doubting you will ever again hear that about Max again either. Trey was unguardable. I cannot recall another Michigan player who fit that bill.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Max is a pretty decent defender and rebounder||
I remember he had a nice game against Illinois(last year). He just seems to lack confidence in his bunnies and put-backs(this year). I guess he hits a lot of 3's in practice. I'd just like him to get comfortable around the basket, maybe work on rolling hard to the basket and finishing. Short Graham Brown is what we need from him, and he may be able to deliver.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Hell of a lawsuit opportunity||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Some dude||
Some dude said Mitch told some girls he knows that Mitch said he's going to declare for the draft mid-week. Some other dude said Mitch wasn't there for his psych final. Some other people excited to see Mitch enjoying Ann Arbor night life...The last of which I took as a good sign. All you hear from Nik and GR3 is who they are training with and how they are preparing...Mitch doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would just pee away a semester of work for no reason...But who knows.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||One thing is for sure||
If I hear one more brain-dead 12 year old spouting off that "1 More back injury and his career is over" I am going to vomit. Dumbest thing I have ever heard. If you can help an NBA team win, you're going to make a roster. Period. A second round pick is basically a camp invite(and usually a ticket to the DL). And as a worst case scenario, there will be one of those waiting for Mitch whenever he gets out no matter how many procedures he undergoes.