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|11 hours 27 min ago||(on app)I think you're both confusing my point||
of course no baby is born thinking jews have all the money (David Cross bit). The human brain likes to take shortcuts. We try, without ability to help it, to predict an outcome from previous experience, learned behavior, taught behaviour (!) & others. Taught behaviour is what breeds that outright vitriolic racism we all think of when we think of racist behavior/beliefs. Most of them were babies brought up to think jews have all the money, etc. If I gave you a stat that 80% of the prison population are 25 year old Puerto Rican males, what does that say about the next 25 year old male Puerto Rican you meet? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. However, our brains are wired in a way that groups things together to speed up decision making. For instance: I may notice from birth that most red colored foods I eat taste good. So, I'd be perfectly fine (and likely) to be willing to try any new item that was colored red. That doesn't mean EVERYTHING colored red is either delicious or even edible. You understand? Unless you're an X-Men mutant, this is how your brain operates. It's the same with breathing oxygen - you're human therefore it's fact. The only thing we can do and what most logical people do is consciously give every single person a clean slate. I'm sure you both do this. I like to think I do, too. Yet, the desire of the brain to group things together and form future conclusions on previously gathered info is innate - period. I may not like the idea of cancer but it doesn't shield me from it. The lack of diagnosing what creates racism (lack of thought & effort to defeat that way of thinking on a daily basis) is exactly why we'll never be rid of it. Racism can't be wished away or defeated by anything but recognizing where it comes from. I stand by what I said (and almost every neurologist, psychologist, etc she's on) in that we are all racist. The level at which you are is the only difference and nobody is a "zero". The sooner we see this the sooner actual progress can be made instead of merely hiding it in public. I don't hate anyone but I'm not everywhere all the time. Could I ever be in a situation where my will and logic lost to my fear, preconception and human nature? I'm not everywhere all the time so I don't know? I'd like to think not. I think I do a great job of giving everyone I meet a clean slate. Yet, the "I don't see color" joke that Colbert's joke persona was known for was a joke BECAUSE it's B.S. The fact that the first thing we notice is race goes deep into our subconscious brain function. I think that isn't racist in itself but what you do with that information, how you behave with that immediate information. Unless you're not human you can't escape it. You're racist. Yet, that doesn't inherently make you a hateful person! We can choose not to treat someone in a poor manner based on old data but regardless of when you started it required effort. Not liking something doesn't keep you away from it. I'm on my phone so I don't know how else to say it with such limited time/vocabulary. We just won gold, btw! Good thing Japanese can't see color....../perfect timing to make some dumb joke lol
|13 hours 30 min ago||Pitchers are just like that||
they hit a wall either physically or mentally and they either adapt or are a shell of their former selves for the rest of their career. I was hoping there was a way we could move him to retain Max, tbh. His best days are a couple years behind him, IMO.
|18 hours 50 min ago||Normally I do, too||
but if you're human you're racist. Deal with it (literally). It's the best and only thing anyone can do.
|1 day 8 hours ago||oh, I know||
that's the sad thing: it's an innate human function. We hate what we can't predict so we use past experience and mostly learned behavior to help us predict what the next black, white, etc person will be like. Group people up and logic, empathy goes out the window. There is no fix for it outside of thinking logically on a daily basis & using basic human decency. I actually hate when I hear someone say they aren't racist. Yes, yes you are. You're just maybe less racist than the next guy. PS: your name puts me in tears every time lol. I think I've told you this before but I can't help it.
|1 day 13 hours ago||true||
racism isn't exclusive to any one place but Mississippi is the undisputed heavyweight champ in America. They JUST ratified the anti-slavery amendment a few years ago, after the movie "Lincoln" was released lol. Lincoln....the movie was out before they decided to take that one on. That's the thing I don't get as racism is everywhere but Mississippi flaunts it. Runnin' Rebels, Got damn!
|1 day 13 hours ago||The only defense against "they bought him"||
is that his friend and ex-UM verbal (Stanifer...Standiford....?) wound up at Ole Miss. Yet, he was all UM for a while. He even used to pay his way here and stay with Morris at his home. They were really tight, AFAIK. They'd room up at camps, etc. I can only imagine what they have him to pull such a 180. No offense to him but "moneyontablesleepingnexttoskank.jpg"
|1 day 13 hours ago||I've written entire essays about this||
they just had a full blown race riot in the exact spot of the "original" that killed people in our parents lifetime. It was only a couple years ago they did it again. Why any minority would play under a mascot that embodies slavery, systemic gentrification & racism is insane to me. The name "Ole Miss" is borderline racist, ffs lol
|1 day 13 hours ago||Not the Japanese guy||
he dethroned? I'd say he'd go in first but it's competitive eating so I don't really care lol
|1 day 13 hours ago||as far as 2nd place, losing this||
is only better than losing a bukakke tournament in "most humiliating, gut wrenching, I need to take a long look at my life" silver medals lol. Imagine eating 60 dogs & buns only to lose. Sweating out hotdog juice for a week and you lost. Purge or not.....ughhh....
|1 day 13 hours ago||No kidding||
that Pewdiepie dude is estimated to be worth around $25 Million. Those people that livestream games and then post to YouTube make money but most if them are just attractive gamer girls that neckbeards fawn over. One is this blonde that knows market and assets - she pushes her breasts into a cleavage unknown to most and talks nerd stuff. One day a week (I think it's Monday) she only opens stuff fans have sent her and it's crazy! They send her tiny tanks that she always changes into (she basically puts on anything sent to her), toys, games, candy, food, clothes, etc. She reads their hand written letters and they all try to be suave but she's smart enough to play along by acting like everything/everyone is a love of her life. The kicker is that she films all this in a bedroom where she lives with her bf. They all know she loves this guy, he's sometimes on camera but tits and nerdy stuff = drooling fans. She has over a million subs, IIRC. She has to make bank for doing nothing and that's not counting all the gifts (some worth hundreds of dollars).
|1 day 13 hours ago||Freeze||
I'd blame booze but it was a legit brainfart
|1 day 13 hours ago||Southern Miss||
better watch out! We all know they pulled in the top class a few years ago because Ole Miss was only sorta dogshit, teenagers want to live in Mississippi big-time and Hugh Freese was taught "protective instincts" for an OL by Sanda Bullock one day during practice. Occam's Razor, guys......
|2 days 11 hours ago||Ok, yeah. Hrs just that big lol||
I'm still unsure about competition level but I finally watched some video of his play beyond a couple minute highlight film and he's just a good sized kid. I didn't even read the hello post on the front as I've made it a point to try to distance myself from recruiting compared to how I was from '01-13. It seems the consensus is what I'd hoped and he's just that thick & a Junior Hemmingway type WR. I'll take it! ha
|2 days 11 hours ago||Joking or not I've always been a bit lower on him than most||
My main concern with his video is competition. He could just be that big/stout of a kid at WR/DB but he looks so much bigger than everyone else. That always concerns me when I see a kid dominating at HB/WR against defenses where the DL is smaller than they are, etc. It may seem counterintuitive but I like to see skill position guys do work against other kids their general size. If two kids are 6-1 175+ and one of them is taking the other to school play after play you know it's talent. That kid's just blessed with more speed, quickness, strength, football IQ, etc. It's really the same for any position but the skill positions really concern me regarding that (I'd add OL/DL as well). QB, LB, true DBs & specialists can be scouted no matter who they play against, IMO. Hawkins' film didn't pop out at me but he could be that thick, sure handed Hemmingway type of WR as I'm not familiar with the league he plays in.
|2 days 11 hours ago||The thing I've always wondered with him is||
exactly how good is he and if absolutely honest would this staff want him? I'm not saying we wouldn't as I'm asking a genuine question. I can say I haven't seen any film on him and I'm not sure why given that he's been on board so long. I just haven't looked at him and I've heard he doesn't talk to the new staff often so that could be their way of saying they'd rather have the spot open.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Yeah||
the Minnesota defense has had some players under Kill and solid DBs with a couple this year. I've heard they could have as many as 5 All-B1G guys on defense alone. Maybe not all 1st team but still.
|3 days 13 hours ago||look at that apparel!||
who would wear that? Even the "trying so hard we almost made a single decent one" retro hats. Atrocious merch has always been my issue with Adidas. If they make decent uniforms I don't care but I'd like to have some UM gear that isn't ULTRA Eastern Euro-trash looking as my Nike stuff is worn out (but still better than anything they've made). Look at that crap lol.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I usually||
go to my 5 day long family reunion on property we own in a tiny town about 15-20 mins outside Mt. Pleasant. Grandparents have a home up there they start in it while all else have mobile homes, campers & tents. We party all day and night only to top it off with a wild canoe trip & the county fireworks that are held on our property. We sit right underneath them. I've always loved it but a lot of family moves away as we get older and some stop going most years. We also instituted a "0-2" friend policy so it's no longer the 150+ person hippie community/carnival it was up until about 2003. This year is really slim as far as who's going and I'm afraid it might not last much longer. More than anything I'm genuinely upset I went get to see my Grandparents. Hopefully they come down for a day or so for something but if not I hope I can find a chance to see them given the distance. So, for the first time since 2011 (IIRC) I don't know what I'll do. Probably get hammered by myself? I'm actually genuinely sad right now as it officially "starts" today. It's family so there isn't a set time but there tends to be an unspoken arrival/exit date based on when the 4th is. This year it's today through the 5th-6th. I'm really really sad right now so I'll shut up.
|4 days 5 hours ago||as a Monrovian||
this was great. I noticed it earlier today and lost it as he took a giant dump on my hometown.
|4 days 18 hours ago||I know!||
I'm going to use a national medium to bash Michigan FOR YEARS (even troll fans during coach searches), I'll plagiarize a Michigan blog WORD FOR WORD on air and not only never give them credit but declare that I now refuse to because the blog and it's readers e-mailed me about it. Then, I'll go on and on about how a really big football coach and UM alum will never go back there because it's a shit hole. Finally, after all that, I'll try to interview said newly hired UM HC, not even day hello to him, not eat even a little bit of crow for deprecation sake & immediately lob asinine questions at him. Yeah. That will go well. OH, BTW, I just talked about how bad they'll be the day before the interview. OH, and said HC is a guy that has a level of "IDGAF" that would make any cast member of the Jersey Shore beg to know his secrets for such confidence. It'll go over swell.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Stubhub is the only||
site I trust because they have some form of verification of authenticity. I can only say to avoid craigslist at all cost wrt tickets. Just don't do it. I actually trust stubhub more than face to face scalpers now as in the speed of the transaction it's often very hard to spot a good fake. If I can't get a ticket from the source it's stubhub or I don't go.
|6 days 17 hours ago||True but...||
except for last year I'm not sure any school in America ends up in a recruits top-5 more than Michigan. Even kids you know we have zero shot at tend to put us ash least in their top-10 so that's nothing new in itself. It's so common that I hardly trust when we're in a top-3 lol
|6 days 17 hours ago||I feel this, too||
not only does past evidence suggest it's the way he recruits but you have kids who will ebb and flow with the season along with more exposure. I have no evidence but I think guys like the type that caused certain SEC boards to meltdown will get more exposure and likely want to stay South. I hear Bama is already reaching out. I think at least one if the Indiana kids but named Peters goes elsewhere, too. I expect the final class to look little like it does right now. We'll see if it's for better or worse.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I'd like it||
and count the days until I would buy UM apparel again. I still rock an old Nike hat, ffs. Adidas just never did it for me outside of a few things. I think a big mistake was going with that generic 3 bars logo over the liked and famous 3 leaves logo. That's just the logo but the look, feel and build of their stuff just feels really generic with the thick fabrics on tees, etc. In a blind test I can easily tell the difference between Nike & Adidas gear by putting it on.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Yeah||
Gardner behind an average OL with an above average staff would have been scary good. I never thought he'd be an NFL QB but he'd have been a great college QB if circumstances were different, IMO.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I agree with you||
other than the "best HB/TB on the roster" part. I absolutely think he plays that position. In fact, I'd put money on Kerridge getting solid time at HB this year if none of the listed guys jump out to steal the job. Both would have thrived behind the OLs he had at Stanford.
|1 week 1 day ago||dat||
earthquake simulator tho
|1 week 2 days ago||Guys||
even if he's being pushed out ITS WHAT WE WANTED/HIRED. What does damn near every winning CFB team do these days? The one thing they have in common? If a guy is either truly too injured to play, hurts the locker room or is just not good enough to play for a particular coach/system they get rid of them - period. Do we want to win or pretend we can be "Teddy Bear Hoke Club" members and win at the level Michigan should win at in modern day CFB? It's how the game is played & sometimes it's genuinely fit the good of the player and other times for the good of a program. Pipkins says he can play. The doctors and coaches say he can't. Time will literally tell if this is a sleazy bootjob or genuine concern for Pipkins. Either way, it's happening now. Nobody cares what a coach does wrt this stuff if they win. That's sad and equally the point.
|1 week 2 days ago||Its kinda sorta not though||
it's not too much but I notice it big-time on their scroll whenever a recruit verbals or player transfers. Watch when it says "recruit" or it's a UM player transferring in an "NCAAF/B". They always downplay it or add unnecessary wording to transfer news. With Battle, half the scroll about it was emphasizing how little time he'd been committed to UM. When Countess left they used a bunch of unnecessary stuff about how many had left since Harbaugh was hired, his accolades, etc. They made it sound like a bad breakup. I don't see all the extra B.S. with other school's circumstances unless it's truly scandalous.
|1 week 2 days ago||any way to get that video||
without sharing a recruit's twitter stuffz?