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- Drew Sharp, Ace Williams, Mike Valenti. Saying stupid and/or false things about Michigan in order to get Michigan fans upset is a tried and true way to phish for clicks. Let's not feed the trolls.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
He almost cost us the win against Ghana at the end doing the same thing he did against Portugal. All he had to do was not turn it over for like 15 more seconds. Very frustrating.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We've beaten Iowa once in the last 5 years||
Why is it surprising that a team that's 4-1 against us over the last half decade has better odds?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Woodson||
Completely transforms the defense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Burke and Webber||
with Cazzie as a sub.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly what I was thinking||
Fister was a great trade. Ray's a good prospect and Krol is helping out in the bullpen.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Scherzer||
for shortstop and/or bullpen help.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Crisler, Denard, 2010 offense, 97 defense, 2014 schedule||
With a dollar to spare.
Then again, if Rich Rod had the 1997 defense I wouldn't have cared about what the schedule looked like.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Yes,||
That's why we got the number two pick overall in a year with Lebron, DWade, Bosh, while also playing in the Conference Finals.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think you know what alumni means||
Liking an organizations sports team is different than being a part of the organization, especailly when the university isn't in existence for its sports.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||The University Is Losing Its Sense of Self||
People will point to Brandon, but Brandon is more of a symptom rather than the cause. He was brought on because the school has become more focused on branding and money over the last decade. Under MSC it became very corporatized.
Michigan has decided that it wants to be Starbucks.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Most A&M Thing Ever||
The guy didn't even play in a BCS game.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You're trying to tell me||
That people didn't know that banging your head against someone else's head might not be good for you? These studies aren't revealing anything we already didn't know, they're simply quantifying and confirming it.
As you stated, these studies have been coming out for about five years (though it's actually a little longer than that). Kids in college football do know (or at least should know) the risks, and they also can quit playing out of fear of those risks at any time. The newness of the studies have little effect on that decision.
The reason they don't is because it's an elevated risk rather than a certainty.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Sure||
I don't think there'd be too much of an objection to schools making sure these recruits are fully aware of the dangers of playing their chosen sport.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||No it's not||
Football is not addictive.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Then Don't Play||
Easy as that. There are a lot of other sports to play and watch.
No one forces anyone to play football. People have always known that football was a dangerous and rough sport.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Kangaroo Boxing Club||
That's the only Michigan bar that's left around here. I'm sure the alumni association will find someplace to go now that Bailey's is closed. KBC's food is amazing, though.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||well...||
Since it's only one Joe Dumars it would be Joe Dumars's.
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||Brady won in college||
He always rose up to the occasion. He lost 5 games total. Savage had nothing like that success in college.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This is probably a better tactic.|
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I hate to say this||
I work in DC and live in Arlington, I should be thrilled at the fact that this is happening, yet, I'm not. DC is an East Coast city that is the most insulated place in the country culturally. It's nearly 1000 miles from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska.
I've loved college sports my whole life. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older and more removed from college (I'm 30) or if it's the continuous commercialization of Michigan under Brandon and the Big Ten under Delany, but I find myself moving away from liking college sports.
I like college sports because it's sports played between institutions with similar academic outlooks and traditions, mostly within the same region. It serves as a connection between alumni that came before and future students yet to come. But now, it feels like the atheletic wings of these insitutions are focused on money the way pro leagues are. I have four pro teams to root for, I don't need a 5th.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Was on wine||
Too close for missiles, switching to Ardbeg.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||What happens if you say yes?||
and you DID buy an anti-telemarketing device?
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||Predictions under Hoke are easy||
Which of these teams we play on the road will be ranked? Looks like 3.
9-3 with PSU and NW being a tossup.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||No.||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||So basically you think it's ok because you like his perspective||
Like I said, Zirin's an interesting writer, but the line drawn regarding politics here is if it directly involves Michigan, hence Chait's stuff appearing here once in awhile.
I agree that he raises legit questions and I understand why you'd want to post it here. I'm someone who works and participates in the questions Zirin likes to discuss, however something from The Nation isn't particularly useful to this blog, especially an article like the one you posted. It's not about Michigan, instead, it's about accusing a coach who doesn't coach for Michigan about breaking a law that currently doesn't apply to Michigan and was posted under the guise of asking a question, from a particular political point of view, that no one here was asking (did Fitzgerald violate the law?)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on the school||
And I've heard the exact opposite. If sports in general and football in particular affected grant money you'd see a lot more top universities with high powered athletic departments.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Get rid of the separate ADs and University Budgets||
That was always justified as a way to protect the school from the AD losing money, but now, because of TV deals, it's not as big of a problem. Instead, it's contributing to Athletic Directors like Dave Brandon hunting down donors, who could be giving to the schools academic wings, thus helping fulfill the mission of the university, and instead siphoning them off with tickets, etc.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||The reason why people are annoyed||
It's funny that the articles you chose to highlight, as a way to justify your post, include the word politics in their title, along with other politically loaded words. Zirin's a fine and interesting sports writer who writes for an inherently provactive political magazine. There are plenty of political blogs, and numerous political commentators, who love talking about sports. I know a lot of people enjoy coming here because it's an escapte from politics.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The Nation||
It's not a political opinion piece, it's just asking questions:
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You're essentially arguing for different leagues||
Which is fine. You're also not talking about my point regarding the reasons that universities exist and how paying for a professional football team doesn't really jive with the mission of colleges. Universities don't exist to act as proxies for sports teams and the academic side is going to have a big problem if that's the direction this all goes.