- Member for
- 4 years 28 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 week 1 day ago||I am comfortable leaving||
I am comfortable leaving money on the table.
$2 - Henne
$2 - Wheatley
$3 - Carter
$5 - Woodson
$1 - Harbaugh
|1 week 5 days ago||I am surrounded by Marquette||
I am surrounded by Marquette alumni in Milwaukee and people do buy the gear. Granted it is a much smaller school in a much smaller region, so the product purchases aren't going to extend much past the local area.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)|
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Pardon my ignorance here, but||
Pardon my ignorance here, but who is this "pitchman?"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I enjoyed my wedding||
I enjoyed my wedding reception, but the one thing I remember after it was all over was that the reception was really for the guests and not the bride and groom. You and your wife may want to sneak off before the party ends. We spent time figuring out menus and drinks, tasting cake...the usual. I only had one plate of food and just a little bit of cake. We went around saying hi and thank-you to everyone who came to the wedding and didn't have time for much else.
The groomsmen had flowers that were supposed to be shades of pink that got progressively lighter. Well, the flower person delivered only one color of pink. We didn't really care, but it was pretty funny when the maid of honor tried to organize the groomsmen by shades of pink when there was only one.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I've been to PSU for a night||
I've been to PSU for a night game and was unimpressed. The stadium itself is a large unattractive piece of concrete. Sure it's built off of the ground, so it looks big, but in my opinion that is all it has going for it.
Interesting comparison to the Big House. When you enter Beaver Stadium it is at field level so the first thing you see is the field size up close. You turn around to see the stands. This left me feeling that the stadium was smaller than it was. The opposite is true for the Big House. Since it is built in a bowl you are entering the stadium more than halfway up so your entrance view is the field from afar and about 67% of the stands. This leaves me feeling that the stadium is bigger than it may be.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||That is misleading||
It's different here in Wisconsin. All the state schools are University of Wisconsin - Insert City Here. I believe it would be the equivalent of comparing UofM Ann Arbor to Western Michigan.
That being said, UW - Milwaukee is a pretty good school from my understanding and I work with a lot of UWM grads.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Another thought||
gas station = drive thru at Taco Bell.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Understand||
Thanks for the explaination. Reading it that way makes it better! Cowboy boots in the Big House for everyone.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Tough Question||
I'd like to see a lot of different teams in the non-conference, so creating rivalries there will be difficult. Amongst Big Ten teams I'd like to see a Nebraska rivalry develop.
As far as out of conference teams go, Texas would be my number one choice. They are a big historic program not on the west coast. Other thoughts are FSU, Alabama, or LSU.
To the OP, I really don't like the southerners vs northerners thing. I just don't see cultural rivalries being a good thing.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Iverson Reference||
It was called the spring game, but really it is a practice/scrimmage.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Practice||
We talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. Practice.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||On Legends||
I agree with the poster above regarding the quantity of legends jerseys. Specific criteria needs to be established that is very stringent. There are very few things that warrant a legends jersey. Here are some of those.
1. Heisman (98, 21, 2) - duh.
2. POTUS (48) - sure.
3. Any previously retired number.
Things that shouldn't count:
1. Everything else.
What we should really talk about is what feats constitutes number retiring. Also, expectations need to be tempered with regards to the players that wear the numbers. Sure, it should be considered giving a legends jersey to a player with great potential and drive, but it isn't the end of the world if they don't replicate the same accomplishments.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Sigh - Tom Izzo||
I think that JB can bring this program to elite level by doing something similar than what Tom Izzo does.
We need upperclassmen on the team if we aren't going to recruit like Kentucky. The experience edge is huge, just ask Izzo and Ryan. Roster continuity will create consistency.
We need talent on the roster to compliment experience. With the coaching ability of JB, he really only needs about 2 superstars on the team. If they are one and done or two and done that is fine, cause the continuity will support roster turnover. Talent + continuity will create elite teams.
We need time to elevate the talent level of the upperclassmen. We're seeing that already. We started with Novak + Douglas + Morgan. Now those same players (Chatman, Doyle, Wilson, Walton) are much more highly regarded/have higher ceilings. Winning allows you to get those players.
Last, but probably the most important, is that we need to win.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Very similar schools||
Both schools are very similar and it leaves the fans to argue about how different they are. Both schools are in the top ten in arrogance.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Probably pretty close already||
Given the amount of time athletes are on campus, he is probably pretty darn close to his degree already. Hardaway graduated in 3 years.
|23 weeks 18 hours ago||Yep||
I was on a trip to Zion and stopped at Bryce for two nights. Wasn't long enough.
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||Before you make plans||
Before you make plans make sure she turns the other 162 degrees.
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||ZION||
I would go back to Zion NP in a heartbeat. That place is awesome.
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||Tom Brady||
I don't really like Tom Brady. I'm not saying he isn't good, but he just rubs me the wrong way.
Superbowls are a bad measure of QB greatness. I'm looking at you Eli.
There should be a time limit on instant replay in football. If the refs can't determine a call in 45 seconds it automatically stands as called. Leave the human error in the game.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, the experience means something||
Every experience means something, but I just can't understand the importance of promoting that part of it as a valuable experience that everybody should have. It is just another consumer item that doesn't grow you as a person.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Necessary Step||
It should not be a necessary step. The fact that we are making it one is causing problems. First it can lead to delay people joining the professional world. Second it costs money. This will impose a greater burden on the less wealthy portion of the population which can lead to class separation and stunting the ability for someone to make it that may not be of means.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||What is the experience||
I'm just curious what part of the "experience" is worth the money if you take away the going to class part.
It seems that there is sports, living in dorms, parties, being with peers on a regular basis, being part of a campus group, and other similar things. Is that part a good investment? I take my car to a shop to have it fixed by a professional and I have respect and appreciation for their profession. Should I assume that they are somehow lacking some important experience that would have bettered their lives? Should I assume that they would rather be in another line of work that requires a degree? It seems that these assumptions are a bit demeaning.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Societal issue||
I could be wrong here, but here's a thought.
College is commonly seen as a gateway to success and is promoted throughout our society as a noble achievement. This may be true in many cases, but failure to recognize hard work and achievement outside of college seems to relegate un-degreed professions as second class. Instead of celebrating hard work and success we put too much of an emphasis on a certain kind of hard work and success.
Consider the American Dream. It used to be that hard work and opportunity will lead to success. This was visualized in homeownership. However, now it seems almost like the American Dream has become homeownership.
Success, now, is seen often as going to college and getting a degree and students are celebrated for being the first in their family to go to college, or graduating. However, we are missing the point of all of it and we are really celebrating something that is incomplete. In doing so, other people's hard work towards the same goal is undervalued.
I also think that the college "experience" is not very important. I don't see how living in dorms, going to parties, walking to class, and taking exams is any more beneficial than working in a job and interacting with other professionals on a daily basis. Maybe there is something I'm missing.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||UofM Career to date||
Beilein has never had the personel and that is changing.
When he started at UofM the program was nowhere near what it is now therefore his ability, to attract recruits was limited. He pulled in Cronin (injury), Morgan (solid), Hortford (backup), McLimans (bench), and McGary (star). That isn't much.
He is in much different territory now. Doyle and Donnel will be 4 year players and both have shown potential to be good. Beilein has never had that at Michigan outside of Morgan and McGary, but that was only for a year and really not even that. Sprinkle in Teske and whomever else we get and Beilein will, for the first time at Michigan, have a good stable of bigs.
Beilein missed on developing role players like McLimans, Christian, Lucas-Perry, and followed that up by developing stars very quickly. That lead to an uneven roster with regards to experience. I see this team core as one that will finally last a few years. What that will bring as far as wins is a bit unknown to us now.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Parent recognizing oblivious||
you, op, are obviously not a parent. When children are born and you become responsible for their upbringing, you see the world differently. Love cannot be quantified.
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Something Beilein hasn't had||
Beilein runs an offense that requires a lot of understanding. It would seem that continuity would be very important for him. Once that is established, you can mix in the top end recruits to take the team to the next level. Over time the continuity players get better and better.
The fact is that Beilein hasn't really had great continuity. Stu and Zack were a good start and showed what can happen when Beilein has four year players, but they were limited athletically. Morgan was of the same mold and his knowledge of the system greatly helped as he could be a floor leader. However, those are only three major contributors from the continuity players that I can think of. I think we should look at Brundidge and Christian as misses just as much as Booker and Blackmon. They would be seniors now.
I would imagine that as our core gets stronger the team/program will take off. With that comes a greater ability to grab the top-end talent. Imagine if Walton and Irvin stay four years. That is going to be a very deep and talented roster. Sprinkle in one to two supers and you have a title contender.
Fortunately we have a coach who can get to the title by developing the good into the great negating the need to constantly grab the great.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||No||
Fact: Dwight Schrutte does not sleep and therefore it is physically impossible for him to be a sleeper.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Subjective||
It's a matter of preference. There is no absolute with regards to what level is right. But I see what you are saying...the nfl is clearly inferior. I live in Wisconsin and I guarantee you that the Badgers are an afterthought when it comes to football preference.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Not really||
In order to win an overtime game one defense has to outplay the opponents offense...eventually Every game is the result of a team effort. Giving both teams possession allows both offense and defense to take the field. Consider it allowing the defense to have a chance to stop the other team.