...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|7 hours 6 min ago||craft excuses||
"the ball didn't slip; I just thought the basket was two feet away"
"i knew i shouldn't have eaten that popcorn during the last timeout"
"i am not aaron craft; that's him over there"
"i was anticipating a gravitional shift that did not occur"
"if i had shot it, i would have missed by a mile anyway"
|15 hours 29 min ago||refreshing||
refreshing: not really. others have been honest too: remember "Straight cash, homey?" (as I recall, not too many people were positive about Randy Moss saying that 10 grand wasn't much money to him)
and a little dumb to be so honest in a world where PR matters: probably. Fans don't want to hear that the reason someone is coming back is for a paycheck. And who knows: might reduce his chance at some endorsement deal...
|1 day 6 hours ago||the multiverse||
</end informed opinion>
|1 day 15 hours ago||the timeouts||
the TV timeouts ruin sports and make attendance in person less and less fun. The only way it will change is if sports move to direct pay-per-view, which I would actually be fine with.
|1 day 15 hours ago||WATCH OUT||
|2 days 3 hours ago||solution||
easy solution to this problem: more throwing of basketball at players during practice.
|2 days 7 hours ago||OR||
|2 days 8 hours ago||so||
thank you shrute-crean.
|2 days 10 hours ago||It's||
It's not risky, just lengthy.
|4 days 14 hours ago||let's review||
"FWIW, much of science, knowledge, and technology we have today is at worst indirectly paid for by religion, and often times paid directly [for] by religion."
I took issue with that statement. It is not true, and, despite all of your arguments, is still not true.
I agree there is a long list of christian colleges (which is obvious). If you think this fact implies what you said above, well, you are wrong. The research going on at those colleges, and elsewhere, is by and large paid for by NIH, NSF, and other government-funded institutions.
All of that said, if your goal is to try to reconcile religion and science, and make religion seem more friendly to science, well, that is probably a good goal. You should start with the people who are trying to push creationism into education: they are one of a few groups giving religion a bad, and very anti-scientific, name.
|5 days 1 hour ago||not really||
it is pretty easy to understand his "point". It's just wrong in almost every facet.
Even looking at the history of a prestigious university such as Cambridge, you'll see (if you read about its history) that sure, it was religiously-oriented at first, but as the enlightenment kicked into high gear, became less and less so. Private funding of professorships was common and study by lay people (not just those intended for the clergy) also on the rise. So I think even going back to these times, science was surprisingly not too religiously affiliated.
Really all of this is a minor point anyhow: much of the older world was dominated by religion. The amazing part is how universities and science pulled away from all that, at first with great risk, and then less so.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Still||
I think your claim is just bizarre: what does it even mean to claim that "much" of research has religious affiliation? This is a meaningless claim. Virtually all research done today, esp. in the leading research institutions of the world, has nothing to do with religion. What is your point? Can you cite a specific example? It just makes no sense, and you are just waving your hands (repeatedly).
It's fair to say that there were some monks who used to do science. Those days are long gone. While I appreciate the contributions of those few folks (e.g., Mendel), it is hard to argue that somehow religion is the foundation upon which modern science is built. So much of what we know came after this time, a staggering amount to tell the truth.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Plain wrong||
You are just broadly (and yet confidently) wrong on this, esp. your use of the word "much". That is what I meant by "get real"! :)
Claiming that most of the medical research done worldwide is religiously based is just plainly untrue. Modern science is funded by government; it's that simple. in the U.S. (the world's clear research leader), look at the NIH budget as one example, or NSF. DARPA funds some of this as well (but less pure research than they used to alas), but military is government too.
The EU is catching up here and investing heavily too. That is also government, not religion.
Long story short: I have no idea what you are talking about when you talk about "worldwide medical research" being funded by religion.
Now claiming that historically more was funded by government, well, that is interesting. I still don't think it's true: Who funded Newton, for example? Or Einstein? Usually Universities who were willing to hire them. Not religious institutions so much.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Actually||
Actually most science today is paid for by tax dollars. Let's get real please.
|5 days 7 hours ago||that||
that is silly (no offense).
ALL of science can be described that way; thus, by your definition, you cannot ever take anything from science at all, because one day it may be proven incorrect (or more likely, modified with a better more general theory).
|5 days 14 hours ago||Screw miles||
I want our guy to win it. Hard to argue with 15 and 3.
|6 days 8 hours ago||what's amazing||
What's amazing to me is how many people have strong opinions about him. I have no idea if he was good at his job at Ford or bad; it's hard to judge when you are not the one who started a business but rather one whom much was handed to because of your parents. I assume he was probably a decent fellow, as are most people.
What is clear from this thread is that many people judge it to be in poor taste to reflect on his negative qualities on the day of his death. Although in some ways silly (it clearly doesn't matter to him, and I suspect that not too many family members are scouring mgoblog for opinions today), it is easy to understand, and thus we should probably hold off on the honest assessments for a while. There is plenty of time for that down the road.
|1 week 4 hours ago||thread fight||
which thread will win?
|1 week 1 day ago||great article, but...||
Very nicely done and really at Brian level which is saying something.
I do sometimes worry about the lionization of these players though; it is part of the culture of putting too much significance into young people playing sports that leads to some of the downsides we've seen over the past years both at UM and elsewhere. As much as it is hard to admit, the fact that articles like this exist is part of a problem as well as being something wonderful to behold and idealize.
Jordan Morgan has worked hard, and I root for him to succeed at UM and at life. But he's just playing basketball; it's not more than that.
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|1 week 1 day ago||it's called||
doing it otter style
|1 week 2 days ago||also||
|1 week 2 days ago||easy||
|1 week 3 days ago||this||
is a really dumb idea.
my idea: someone punch crean in the face. i mean seriously he is begging for it.
|1 week 3 days ago||ricky bobby|
|1 week 3 days ago||high class||
high class trolling is this.
if it is actually successful, they will get another free PR stunt when they make it available at OSU.
this guy may be a genius!
|1 week 3 days ago||does||
does this answer your question?
|1 week 3 days ago||this makes no sense||
this makes no sense unless you change where the 2-pointer is tried from as well.
a better idea: steal from rugby. just change it so that the place on the field that where you kick from in the lateral direction is based upon where the touchdown was scored. in rugby, it is based on where the ball is placed, or crazily enough "touched down", but in the NFL it would likely be where the player crosses the line.
|1 week 3 days ago||highlight||
the highlight for me was at 2:10.
and the whispers at 3:03.
ok, more seriously, bobby knight is a funny guy. but he sure was a bully.
|1 week 4 days ago||I||
I WAS ALIVE THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED AND IN FACT IN ATTENDANCE AT THE GAME VS. INDIANA WHICH WAS AWESOME BECAUSE RELLFORD DUNKED IT AND THE CROWD WENT NUTS
|1 week 4 days ago||i think||
sometimes we forget there are different types of people. the people who would handle this easily are people who don't have trouble w/ confrontation. some other people avoid confrontation, and hence this would be hard to handle. not excusing it, but it does go against some people's nature to "get involved".