the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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- "Is UM just negatively recruiting against us and flat out lying to these kids?"
- "Do we think UM is cheating again? Has to keep up with O$U and $EC"
- And my personal favorite, "Does anyone realy want some young punk whose Twitter handle is "Drizzy Get Busy"? Sounds like a tool" ... because Sparty athletes are well known for their poise and self-restraint on social media.
|1 week 4 days ago||Their aggregate recruiting||
Their aggregate recruiting class ranking to Rivals has put them in the top 3 of the Big Ten for the last four seasons (every year since 2009). So while they might not be recruiting well by historic Nebraska standards, they are still consistently outrecruiting 75% of the Big Ten.
|1 week 4 days ago||True, but isn't there||
True, but isn't there something to the idea that Nebraska just feels isolated? I mean, it's Nebraska fergodsakes... home of Children of the Corn. Not to mention that Madison is a well reputed college town while Lincoln is... ehm... have I mentioned Children of the Corn?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"Not every bit of info in the||
"Not every bit of info in the world has links involved"
Ah, so it's one of those bits of info that's been successfully kept off the Internet.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well, there was a whole lot||
Well, there was a whole lot in there that I think is wrong (including the absurd notion that we should channel our own presumption of the moral instincts of the Framers any time we confront a matter of constitutional law), but I think the stare decisis point is well taken.
The only sort of unifying theory of Kennedy's stare decisis jurisprudence that I would offer is the idea that individuals have a greater interest in the consistency of rights-expansive caselaw than they do in the consistency of rights-restrictive caselaw. Presumably, no one has taken actions or made decisions in reliance on rights-restrictive caselaw that would then harm them if those cases were overturned and rights were expanded. But the converse is not true - many people would be hurt (even if only in a dignitary injury) by a rights-restrictive departure from prior precedent. And that distinction actually fits pretty neatly into Kennedy's famous opening for Casey: "Liberty finds no refuge in a jurisprudence of doubt."
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think the implicit point||
I think the implicit point was that if something is so unoffensive to you that you shrug your shoulders over it, it's an insufficient basis for denying people equal rights under the law.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I can understand why he||
I can understand why he decided to include that example, but I hold to the reading that Scalia was intentionally caricaturing the LGBT movement as a sort of bogeyman - a well-connected conspiracy set on rending the moral fabric of the nation by judicial fiat rather than political action.
There's just no reason to even include that whole commentary otherwise. You don't see Ruth Bader Ginsburg punctuate her dissents with "Today's opinion is the product of a Court held in the thrall of the historical-revisionist Federalist Society movement that has pervaded America's law schools through generous corporate largesse." It may be true, but it's immaterial to the issue in dispute. A Supreme Court justice is certainly a generalist, but the gamut of his responsibilites doesn't extend to providing specious color commentary on the campus politics of law schools.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Torturous, but sadly not||
Torturous, but sadly not tortious.
(Gonna go cut myself now.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think the bigger issue with||
I think the bigger issue with Scalia's Lawrence dissent is that he repeatedly alludes to this menacing behemoth of "the homosexual agenda." Maybe characterizing the LGBT community as politically powerful and insidiously effective doesn't seem like such a big deal, but imagine if it had been "the Jewish agenda" or "the Latino agenda."
(But I'm just a second-year law student so I'm basically talking out of my ass here.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He's the first active *team*||
He's the first active *team* athlete. The team part is critical, because the whole "locker room mentality" is one thing that has kept LGBT athletes in the closet for so long.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Please stop making this about||
Please stop making this about you. Thanks.
|3 weeks 52 min ago||"We've had at more than 0||
"We've had at more than 0 posts." <--- This is a winner.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed, but||
there's a strong argument that Late Carr directly precipitated RichRod.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, the monitoring costs of||
Yes, the monitoring costs of watching a line will certainly far exceed the burden of monitoring individually ticketed spectators for each one of the several thousand student section seats.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry but if we're going to||
Sorry but if we're going to talk about "shitty experiences," let's talk about how INVARIABLY a gaggle of drunk, obnoxious sorority girls would show up halfway through the second quarter (or later) of every game demanding that security remove whoever was standing in "their seats."
This is long overdue.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||^ This.||
An act of violence perpetrated against a group of people in a crowded place during a public event is certainly a "terrorist attack" in the truest sense of the term. Not all terrorists are al-Qaeda, or Muslim, or foreign. See, e.g., Oklahoma City, Atlanta Olympics, etc.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Wait, are you saying...||
HE = BALLER?!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||lol @ "business" being||
lol @ "business" being included here.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking for the more||
Speaking for the more risk-averse fans, I would prefer to see Michigan in the NCG against just about anyone else.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, this.||
This is a mature, relevant, newsworthy post, ergo deserving of upvotes.
If you can't understand the difference between the substantive content of a story and the procedure of posting it, please refrain from upvoting/downvoting at all. Nothing is more irritating than seeing dozens of downvotes on a thread that shares (relevant and newsworthy) negative information about a recruiting battle, player injuries, etc.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||ESPN lists offers from Notre||
ESPN lists offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Purdue as well. Is that erroneous? Because that, obviously, enhances his offer sheet significantly.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah you must've checked||
Yeah you must've checked before some of these jewels rolled in:
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Midnight Michigan time or||
Midnight Michigan time or Texas A&M time?
(Although I suppose midnight Michigan time would actually be 12:10... zing!)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The crosstabs in a poll like||
The crosstabs in a poll like this might not have a high enough number of respondents to be statistically significant.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for posting this,||
Thanks for posting this, BlueinDC. I also follow PPP and they always include some unorthodox questions along with the standard political fare.
One possible caveat to these numbers: I believe that PPP just tacks on the sports queries to the end of its normal questioning, which means that they've already applied a registered voter screen. If the number of undecided/indifferent fans seems abnormally high, remember that this is not a poll of the Michigan population, it's a poll of registered voters who are willing to stay on the phone and answer a slew of political questions from a machine.
Still very interesting numbers, but good to read them in context.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||LOL'd at the Deloitte||
LOL'd at the Deloitte reference. And pretty sure EA Sports is a nongovernmental entity, so not subject to FOIA. Sigh... chalk another one up to the worldwide illuminati shadow government.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Sure, but that would be||
Sure, but that would be arbitrary and contrary to the rules and deadlines they set out for the contest. I think they would've been better off just saying nothing, pretending everything was legit, and then crowning the winner.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. You know EA Sports||
Exactly. You know EA Sports started sweating when Swope closed in on (and briefly led) Denard. They have a financial stake in this, and they absolutely don't want video game consumers everywhere uttering a collective "Who???" when they pick up NCAA Football 2013.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Facebook only allows one vote||
Facebook only allows one vote per account anyway. My impression was that people were creating potemkin accounts in order to vote.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Am I the only one who's||
Am I the only one who's skeptical of this? Unless there's some automated way for them to tell which accounts are "real" and which aren't, I have a very, very hard time believing that EA Sports is going to sift through >300,000 votes to manually count only those they deem legitimate. Sort of seems like the value of tweeting something like this is to discourage continued cheating, not to actually correct any of the irregularities that have already surfaced.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Wait you mean that when Les||
Wait you mean that when Les was a student here, there were rumors that he was having sex with college students? What a sick, sick man.