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- Their doctors just plain feel otherwise.
- Their doctors feel that with the lower level of competition at their level, Ringer is not at risk to the same degree he'd be at Michigan.
- Their doctors are amoral and will rubber stamp anyone/the coach is deperate to get a BCS level guy on the roster of Ferris Status.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Yup, I got bilked out of the||
Yup, I got bilked out of the cost of a good burrito or a 12 back of cheap beer every year so some idiots could sit around and jerk off to Roberts Rules of Order.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Depending on your star||
Depending on your star ranking it is either stadium steps or a swift boot off the team. This kid is low ranked so he gets to be the "object lesson" to the more skilled players.
|6 days 23 hours ago||In a team sport though I||
In a team sport though I don't think it is semantics. A RB can be mediocre and set records because of the caliber of the line in front of him. A WR can excel because one or both of the safeties are busy worrying about Denard's legs. I'd agree that Gallon did have one of the best seasons in recent Michigan history, but there is still a large different between that and actually being the best player at that spot since Braylon.
|1 week 1 hour ago||The issue I see with your||
The issue I see with your break down is when you're comparing Manningham, Arrington, Avant, etc to Gallon, the former options faced more competition for the ball. Those recievers competed with each other and Hart for touches, whereas Gallon competed with Denard and a group of WRs who were recruited for their prowess in run blocking while playing spread n' shred.
I do think Gallon deserves the #1 jersey as a reward for senior leadership and embracing the offensive transition, but I'm not buying the best WR since Braylon. To me Gallon is a more successful version of Roundtree, the offense and the depth chart created a lot his stats.
|1 week 19 hours ago||I think part of it will||
I think part of it will depend on what our base defense is/best 11 on the field. If you have two excellent safeties not named Thomas and Thomas is excellent in run support/blitzing, the staff would consider nickel as a base formation. On the other hand if you have a can't miss third linebacker you want out there, then you start thinking about sticking with the 4-3 under and Thomas as a safety.
It's hard to project in that the evolution of the entire roster determines it, not just one or two players. Not to mention what the teams we play. For example in a run heavy league you start the more of the box safety types over having a pair of safeties who can run a Cover 2 and take away the deep ball.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I'm just kind of sad that||
I'm just kind of sad that Nebraska is going away to the West. They would have been an excellent replacement and in conference for even extra hatred. As long as I'm getting games like VT though, I'm fine. To hell with Notre Dame (or half assed ACC ties work as well).
|1 week 2 days ago||I love the Spartys that have||
I love the Spartys that have signatures mocking our loss to Louisville. A game they didn't even make it to.
|1 week 3 days ago||In my eyes||
He looked decent at the spring game, but I don't really think that he showed enough to earn a lot of hype. I wouldn't panic if he was the started, but he gives me the vibe of ~80 yards per game average.
|1 week 5 days ago||They're not annoying because||
They're not annoying because the military would screen the whiners out of their program due to lacking the required drive to be a military officer. These kids are all the result of highly targetted recruitment. The closest thing you get to annoying is Ender's sometimes annoying sister who is back on Earth and a secondary character. Her whole plotline actually might have been scaled back for the movie since it isn't that key.
|1 week 6 days ago||You know you're from Michigan||
You know you're from Michigan when the sight of someone doing donuts in Detroit makes you think: "Shit, the parking lot will just be that much worse next year for NAIAS, because I know they don't have the money to fix it."
|1 week 6 days ago||What a poseur in the Focus||
What a poseur in the Focus ST. My boss did the same thing on the rooftop of Cobo years ago, only his adventure ended with slamming the prototype Corvette into a light pole. It was awesome because he lost driving privileges so after that I got to drive all the cool cars while he road shotgun.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yup lots of edits to make a movie||
Plus considering Petra is naked or half naked so often, hello child porn charges.
I just hope that they didn't have to make too many changes to make it family friend. If they replaced "8 year olds murder each other in the shower" with a "suddenly feminine Petra" and "angsty tween love story", I'm hitting up AA Torch and Pitchfork after the showing.
|1 week 6 days ago||The books after Ender's Game||
The books after Ender's Game read better if you're an adult I think. In elementary school I only liked Ender's Game, but in college I enjoyed the entire series on a reread, although Ender's Game is hands done the best of the bunch.
For me the sad thing about Card is that the Shadows series felt like it rapidly turned into paint by the numbers SciFi designed to extract cash from the fanbase as quickly as possible. I highly suggest Card's Worthing Saga though, it gets a little weird at the end but overall it is a solid book.
|1 week 6 days ago||The big issue I see is the||
The big issue I see is the player sometimes benefits, the bigger schools always benefit. I'm not sold on paying players as the way to go, since handing out money left and right to college kids just seems to be begging for various disasters, but the overall compensation package of players at major schools should be increased.
Or just give athletes the rights to their own images, so they live and die by their own swords for lack of a better metaphor.
|1 week 6 days ago||I hope that this book of his||
I hope that this book of his can end this. Either it will show surprising maturity and acceptance of his mistakes or it will be a self serving tome of bullshit and forever burn his bridges with the fanbase.
The sad reality is that 20 years from now a saga that began with people like Webber getting cash and ends with underage recruits going to strip clubs, SUV rollovers, the FBI kicking down doors, and prejury in front of Congress will still be excused away by some because hey it was some exciting basketball, they were just kids, and we played a good game against Duke.
All I can say to the younger generation is imagine how angry you would be if tomorrow the FBI picked up five guys on the football team for ties to a book maker, Hoke had to resign, we had to give up the Sugar Bowl, and our recruiting class went to shit/even midlevel recruits wouldn't return our calls. We'd all likely be screaming for heads.
|1 week 6 days ago||If Kovacs makes a roster, the||
If Kovacs makes a roster, the league mininum is ~400k.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I still fail to see how you||
I still fail to see how you foster any kind of meaningful discussion with just one data point where we might not even have been over 85 depending on what was known internally. There is no way to do it without speculation which just gets ugly (see also my speculation on FSU's medical staff being immoral which is of course pulled directly from my rectum). You need meaningful data which means multiple years of oversigning have to happen first.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Each school has a medical||
Each school has a medical team that determines if a player is capable of playing in their view. Our medical team has from day one been leaning in the direction that this is a career ender.
For all we know Hoke has strongly been pressuring Ringer to take the medical hardship and Michigan scholarship since the first report, however Ringer has shopped around and found a school that does not see the injury as career ending because:
Secondly my post assumes that injury recovery was the issue. It could very well have been that Hoke took Kaleb aside and said "Look you're expected to get X% of your mobility back. I'll honor the 4 years here, but at X% you're career scout team and any promises I made to you about playing time are void due to the injury." Kaleb wants to play, so he transferred. This could have all been decided back in December or even earlier and just announced due to the fact the Spring Term just ended.
When we're trucking people to Ferris by the busload or issuing an oddly high number of medical redshirts, but you can't be screaming redflag over one guy dropping a level of competitive football after an injury that was considered near career ending within weeks of its occurrence.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||In this case because Ringer||
In this case because Ringer was known as being unlikely to return even prior to this class being signed. There were rumors within weeks of Ringer's injury that this was career ending at the BCS level. Moving beyond that, Hagerup's scholarship had also been pulled and Poole is still in limbo with his injury last I heard.
Generally it is generally considered legitimate to be +2 going into the summer as natural attrition happens/fifth years may still be up in the air/etc. Going in to the summer right at 85 just means you'll be handing out scholarships to walkons in a few months. Everyone loses people in camp.
When you consistently trend above mark, that is when you considered guilty of oversigning. Peaking at no more than 87 right before heavy attrition peroids has never been considered problematic oversigning.
Another example of this would in 2011, tOSU looked to be at 87 scholarships on NSD. However they knew they two of their players were transferring (but had not publically said it as they were looking for landing spots) and a third might not be returning, so internally they knew the real number was 84 but everyone was freaking out because 87 > 85.
The fact this transfer drops on Monday, right after Michigan finalized the winter term suggests it was set up in advance and was preplanned. Ringer's likely been considering options for awhile and the coaches knew it.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Hopefully everyone is parting||
Hopefully everyone is parting ways on the best terms as possible. If injury recovery was the issue it must have sucked to have to tell Kaleb that while he was running around again, he wasn't recovered to the level of being a BCS starter and they'd have to give him a medical hardship.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This covers it||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Between the tackles without a||
Between the tackles without a doubt in college. It's a system you can create. Get some Mr. Plow guys on the offensive line and a back who hits the hole hard and boom you have 3 to 4 yards a carry. Whereas with the open field guy you have a whole litany of requirements. For an open field guy to really be successful he needs an offensive line that can get out in space and potentially zone block for him. When you have your players for a max of five years, recruiting and installing a between the tackles running game seems more feasible.
Of course it is a spectrum. The guy who can run for three yards and then fall forward is nice. The guy who can make the first man miss and get a few yards after first contact before the defense swarms the ball is better, the guy who has the elite speed and moves to avoid being swarmed is the best. That said I honestly don't get that excited about the small shifty guys, they're just change of pace backs/future posistion switches to slot in my mind.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I realize Chicago doesn't||
I realize Chicago doesn't have the national cachet, but I would point out that most Midwesterner are genetically programmed to go to Chicago for good shopping and big city appeal. I've always wondered how a pre Christmas Bowl in Chicago would play out well. Seed in a midtier Big Ten team versus someone (maybe Mountain West or MAC).
If you can get decent enough seeds, people will watch solely due to the sheer lack of anything ressembling decent football at that point in the year and your stadium will fill up as the midwestern fan base reflexivelly head to Chicago to shop, see the Christmas lights, and catch a football game. It's a fairly solid weekend trip.
The other thing I think would be interesting would be to see how many people with some form of B1G tie have family come to Chicago for Christmas. Perhaps if you had a bowl game on the 26th you could attract a lot of people who would come to see family for Christmas and stick around an extra day to catch their alma mater play.
Also if we invent something, we can give the BTN rights to the broadcast and just stream it. Get out ahead of the curve on that idea.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I still want us to invent||
I still want us to invent something in Montreal and Toronto (sup International Bowl?). Both areas are accessible from the Upper Midwest and rather nice places to visit. Yes it is Canada in the winter, but the Canadians know how to put everything indoors, for example Montreal's Underground City is a much better attraction than some second tier Florida City any time of the year.
Plus imagine the tourism options if you sync the game up with say an outdoor hockey game or the like.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Most of the time one of the||
Most of the time one of the girls from the typing pool just writes them for me based on a standard template. However for the ones on sensitive issues they come in and I dictate them.
|3 weeks 37 min ago||Ignorance is bliss and||
Ignorance is bliss and happiness that results due to a lack of understand from opprtunity cost is meaningless.
For example in this documentary check out at the 25:00 minute mark, where the public face of the union says exactly what the company wants her to say (everyone is happy, etc). Right after that you get the workers saying what they really think. I definitely recommend watching the entire thing.
This isn't the best example, but lets say your town builds the Hoover Dam. 22 people will die during its construction, but soon after you'll have the giant cash cow that is Las Vegas due to the economic resources generated by the dam. Whereas lets say your town builds a garment factory, no one dies but five generations from now your kids are still are still sewing together Nikes in sweatshop conditions due to the fact pay has never gone much above the subsistence level.
In both of those cases, you're happy because both dam construction and shoe sewing pay better than farming, but one of those cases you're getting screwed in the long run. However you're happy due to your lack of education or economic knowledge and the fact you no longer run the risk of being gored by a water buffalo while farming. If you educated a worker on what he (well likely his kids and grandkids) could have had by following a Korean or Japanese model of industralization versus working away at a garment factory, I bet he's suddenly a lot less happy.
I'd also say you're overreacting in terms of closing down the factories and rendering people unemployed. No one, aside from some insane fringe groups, wants to just close it down and create unemployment. The issue is that despite having billions of dollars of market share these companies are not engaging in sustainable actions that will get the people beyond subsistence level. Instead they're just hiring 8 year olds and making them career shoe assemblers. In fact when the companes are asked to engage in sustainable activity (al la Indonesia) they (well Addidas) breaks the law to avoid paying out anything. Or when unions form and actually demand fair wages, the company just up and relocates to some other area where the labor isn't organized.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||UA/Maryland would likely flip||
UA/Maryland would likely flip their shit, but the majority of the conference is sitting in the Rust Belt which has plenty of surplus manfacturing capability. Why not drop a BTN Brand of clothing? We get all excited over 20 million in TV revenue, but if Addidas can pay us 60 million a year clearly they're making more than than that so there is even more money in clothing. Clearly you can't make such insane profit margins when you're paying American workers, but between automation and cutting out the middleman, there must be money to made. New Balance manages to make money on their made in America shoes after all. Maybe we could partner with UA like how we partnered with Fox for BTN.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||I think the biggest issue is||
I think the biggest issue is really the lack of roots of these factories. For example there used to be a lot more athletic shoes made in Thailand, however overtime using internal and external pressure the workers pushed the daily wage in the factories up. Eventually the workers finally got brave enough to demand a sizable raise and within a year many of the factories had relocated to China. Supposedly the same thing has been happening in the electronics industry.
Basically the factory isn't capable of becoming an engine of economic advancement, it is just there to exploit the fact that working in a shitty factory for shitty pay is slightly better than working on a shittier farm for shittier pay. Plus the profits go to the parent company which is located in some other country, so the nation state as a whole doesn't get a benefit. At least during America's sweatshop area the money stayed within America since American companes ran the sweatshops.
Also's China's impact on all of this is a problem. The Chinese government actively works to control the wages of migrant workers to keep China attractive for manufacturing. Many companies love setting up in China because they tell the workers "We'd totally bump you from $1.25 a day to $1.50 a day, but the CCP says we can't."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||His size and frame are||
His size and frame are excellent, although with his gut he looks a bit like a LTT project where you need to slim him down and build him back up. The slightly worrying part is that I've yet to find a highlight film of him where he generates a lot of pancakes. He'll use his hands to stonewall rushers or his body to kind of bowl people over, but I don't really see a nasty streak so much as just occupying space with his planetoid sized body. Of course with the talent on the roster, he's likely a lock to redshirt and take a year to get mean. The offer list suggests a lot of coaches feel the same way.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'd definitely say shorten||
I'd definitely say shorten it. I already tend to ignore hockey early on the season, the games don't mean squat in terms of the play off picture and I'm still watching CFB/NFL. Plus others are watching the baseball season finish off.
I also have to wonder how many teams loss money early in the season when attendance is down and the arena is half full, even Detroit has trouble selling those games out. I'd much rather see a schedule starting in late Nov and really hitting its stride around New Years. Drop the puck on Black Friday for an all day slate of hockey, have the Winter Classic on New Years, and then have the playoffs right after March Madness is over.