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|17 hours 37 min ago||There's always a tendency to||
There's always a tendency to hold up your own era as a golden age. So during the FF run, younger fans felt like any Fab 5 or Jalen narrative was taking something away from the current team.
Having lived through the F5, I can say - and this was confirmed in the doc - that many older fans recoiled at the baggy shorts, trash talk and attitude that made the guys so compelling.
|17 hours 55 min ago||Belichick gets criticised by||
Belichick gets criticised by the press and bloggers for uninformative and elusive pressers. And he's been kicking ass since 2001.
I hate to say it, but Brian's near-constant complaining about Hoke's apparent non-disclosure policy w/r/t injuries is getting tiresome.
|18 hours 3 min ago||I forgot we aren't supposed||
I forgot we aren't supposed to offer negative comments w/r/t MSU mens tackle football until we beat them five (5) times consecutively.
|21 hours 18 min ago||Dantonio not running up the||
Dantonio not running up the score in order to impress the playoff committee is kind of like removing yourself from consideration for a job you didn't have a chance of landing.
And why not run up the score? Too classy? This is a program that has no problem telling its defense to grab WR's until it's called, bitch when it is, and play "60 minutes of necessary roughness."
|1 day 10 hours ago||Reading the statute that posted down thread might||
Reading the statute that I posted down thread might help understand the process better than I've already explained it. Or you could continue to feel outraged that public employees aren't dropping what they're doing in order to satisfy cynical journalists and bloggers.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm almost as proud as how||
I'm almost as proud as how they completely balled out and almost beat defending champion Duke in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.
|1 day 14 hours ago||The public entity (in MI) is||
The public entity (in MI) is required to provide a calculus for the cost before collecting the information. Each school has different methods to compile and report information - and if the information isn't readily available it will take longer to collect and report. If it is a simple request, the cost should be lower.
See my post w/r/t to the MI statute downthread. In NC (where I currently work) public entities are not required to create records simply for the purpose of satisfying the FOIA request. However, governments in NC (compared to MI) are more likely to provide FOIA responses without charging the applicant.
CBS apparently submitted a nebulous request and this was reflected by estimated cost. Since their request was an unnecessary farce, they never paid or challenged it.
|1 day 15 hours ago||As I mentioned in a post||
As I mentioned in a post upthread, this wasn't a legitimate request for information. CBS was merely testing the FOIA policies of public schools. For the purpose of criticising FOIA policies at public schools.
FOIA differs a little in each state. Apparently, other states indulge bitter journalists more than MI or NC.
The University of Michigan, as a public entity, has a statutory right to recover the costs of generating responses to information requests: (http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-15-234)
3) In calculating the cost of labor incurred in duplication and mailing and the cost of examination, review, separation, and deletion under subsection (1), a public body may not charge more than the hourly wage of the lowest paid public body employee capable of retrieving the information necessary to comply with a request under this act. Fees shall be uniform and not dependent upon the identity of the requesting person. A public body shall utilize the most economical means available for making copies of public records. A fee shall not be charged for the cost of search, examination, review, and the deletion and separation of exempt from nonexempt information as provided in section 14 unless failure to charge a fee would result in unreasonably high costs to the public body because of the nature of the request in the particular instance, and the public body specifically identifies the nature of these unreasonably high costs. A public body shall establish and publish procedures and guidelines to implement this subsection.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Totally disagree:||
In my work as a Town Manager, I have received numerous FOIA requests from news outlets and journalism departments regarding ostensibly simple requests that have no purpose except to test our FOIA policy.
And that is EXACTLY the purpose of the cbs report referenced in your post.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I'll have to swing thru your||
I'll have to swing thru your parts on my way up north next time. A little bud makes the rest of Ohio tolerable. I'm guessing.
|1 day 18 hours ago||FOIA requests - particularly||
FOIA requests - particularly ones from lawyerly-types - tend to be overly broad and expansive. I doubt CBS was simply asking for "basic graduation #'s".
More likely, the request was worded something to the effect of "all data, materials, notes, communication and conversations related to the matriculation of student athletes at the University of Michigan." In which case, $410 is cheap for the amount of time someone will need to be paid so that CBS can continue the old WHAT'S WRONG WITH COLLEGE SPORTS trope.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Meth is a powerful drug.||
Meth is a powerful drug.
|1 day 21 hours ago||In '89 we actually worried||
In '89 we actually worried that Eddie Azcona wasn't as good as the punter from the other team. Seriously.
Hashtag: "first world probs"
|1 day 22 hours ago||or maybe John Navarre (on||
or maybe John Navarre (on occasion)
|1 day 22 hours ago||"Sometimes it seems like||
"Sometimes it seems like you're moving the ball. Other times you're not moving the ball...sometimes not moving the ball well at all is an understatement."
No shit. It's called football. I can't imagine dealing with reporters every day.
|2 days 16 hours ago||John Wockenfuss. Dude could||
John Wockenfuss. Dude could motor.
|2 days 16 hours ago||That seems difficult to||
That seems difficult to believe. You can't swing a dead cat in and around Mt.P without hitting a police car (Tribal, City, DPS, State, County). And these guys all talk.
Even if CMU wasn't officially notiied by the Tribe, I'm 100% certain Mt. Pleasant is small enough for word to get from M-20 to Broomfield Rd. before the start of the season.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I avoided this blog for a few days. It was like||
I avoided this blog for a few days. It was like not listening to The Smiths.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?||
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks for your service.||
Thanks for your service.
|1 week 2 days ago||I might be overstating his||
I might be overstating his intentions or taking a throwaway comment out of context, but didn't Izzo half-jokingly offer to coach the MSU MBB?
|1 week 2 days ago||It's a pretty standard||
It's a pretty standard sentiment from programs that get hammered and clean house. We used the same trope after we fired Fisher.
|1 week 2 days ago||I wonder how the victims -||
I wonder how the victims - you know, the children who were raped by Sandusky and told to keep quiet about it into their adulthood - feel about this?
The NCAA perpetuates a completely fake culture of amateurism and virtue among its major sports. Pathetic.
|1 week 4 days ago||Rawls had 31 carries today. Central's qb threw 16||
Rawls had 31 carries today. Central's qb threw 16 times.
I hate Enos, but some sick side of me is impressed that he beat a B1G team (I know, Boilerquest) with those retro numbers.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was expecting this to be really stupid. And it||
I was expecting this to be really stupid. And it wasn't. Maybe I'm still delirious from running.
|1 week 4 days ago||The college football rapture van happen anytime as||
The college football rapture van happen anytime as far as I'm concerned.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hell yes, boys. Peperoni and||
Hell yes, boys. Peperoni and smokes are on me.
|1 week 5 days ago||I loved the fake screen.||
I loved the fake screen. This is exactly the counter I've been looking for off the WR screen (insert Funchess hurdle) we've been running since late last year. I hope DG has the touch. If yes, we could take in the direction of the proverbial house.
|1 week 5 days ago||He's not girded by the||
He's not girded by the imaginary love of an imaginary girlfriend like Te'o.
|1 week 5 days ago||You call it corn, we call it maize....||
You call it corn, we call in maize...