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|6 weeks 1 day ago||Hope everything works out for||
Hope everything works out for the young man.
Some (including me) are quick to judge at times, but imagine being told from the age of 14/15 that you will be a millionaire and provide for your entire family one day. Then imagine having that dream destroyed due to circumstances that you cannot control. I can't say I would behave any differently.
Good luck, Ondre.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||My thoughts are: A) Yes,||
My thoughts are:
A) Yes, there is likely intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
B) If that alien technology is advanced enough to travel from distances light years away and prefers to remain undetected, then I have trouble believing a hiker with an iPhone can video said alien spaceship.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It should be. I used to love||
It should be. I used to love Phil Steele's magazine about 10 years ago, but most of the statistics he cites are extremely elementary and has been surpassed many times over by the guys at FootballOutsiders and others who use high-level analytics as a basis for their predictions.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Ever listen to Cowherd||
Ever listen to Cowherd describe his affection for Oregon (the state)? "Wonderful people, mostly white, that drink lots of beer and wine. Don't screw with Oregon."
And Bomani is the borderline racist.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||So... You don't like Bomani||
So... You don't like Bomani Jones b/c he's a "borderline racist," but Colin Cowherd is A-Ok??? If you were going to tag one of Bomani or Cowherd as "borderline racist," I don't think Bomani is the choice for many.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Bravo. Logged in for the||
Bravo. Logged in for the upvote.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'll comment on the actual||
I'll comment on the actual post, Amazin' Blue, since like you I missed the first post. Having lived in either Florida or Michigan for almost my entire life (except for school for a year in CT and 5 in GA), I can definitely say the authors are way, way off.
Try spending a November in Columbus and December in Miami, then tell me FL is 50 out of 50. I know the authors are trying to get more readers to their list, but come on... Don't be stupid.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Brian, this is why (IMO) you||
Brian, this is why (IMO) you are the best at what you do. ESPN puts out an article not-so-subtly implicating Michigan in nefarious practices Re: scholarship count. Within 30 minutes Brian posts an article debunking the comparison to St. Saban Memorial in Tuscaloosa.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Jay Harbaughdamus?||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||You have obviously never seen||
You have obviously never seen Showgirls or Any Given Sunday.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Yup. Harbaugh gets paid $5M||
Yup. Harbaugh gets paid $5M by UM b/c he's been a fabulously successful coach. Luginbill et al make about (complete guess) $120k. If the ESPN guys were on the same level of talent evaluators that Harbaugh was, the salaries would be closer (or they'd be on a college staff).
And before anyone brings up Hoke's salary, my counter would be that his Michigan salary was nowhere close to his true market value. Brandon overpaid Hoke considerably.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||But this is about political||
But this is about political correctness, so it's different.
Yeah, I'm hoping all the mods have morning meetings so I can enjoy the next 10-15 minutes of comments.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Correction: 1 psi deflation.||
Correction: 1 psi deflation.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree with that. I took||
I disagree with that. I took a new job recently (within the last 6 months). The offer I received was an excellent offer that represented an estimated 40% increase in my total compensation. Plus the company I was working for previously was very poorly run. I didn't negotiate b/c:
A) There was 0% chance of me turning down the original offer.
B) It was extremely fair, and
C) I did not want to take even a 5% chance that a negotiation would jeopardize the offer.
My situation is different from the OP in several ways, most profoundly in that I was very unhappy in my old job and the new job represented a significant upgrade. But there are circumstances where I think taking an initial offer truly is the optimal strategy.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||In the office all weekend||
In the office all weekend racking up billable hours.
Not a humblebrag--just sad.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||So Denard, Tebow, and Miller||
So Denard, Tebow, and Miller are all "terrible" QBs? That triumverate accomplished a great deal for being terrible players at their position!
All 3 guys are wonderful college QBs. All certainly have deficiencies with throwing accuracy, but that's not an absolute prerequisite to be an effective quarterback at the high school or college level.
Tebow won a title and a Heisman as the primary starter, Miller was 24-2 as an OSU starter his last 2 years, and Denard makes me happy. Describing that group as "terrible" at playing quarterback is pejorative and inaccurate.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Now that Harbaugh is here, I||
Now that Harbaugh is here, I can't imagine people (any sane people) will still be pining away RichRod. Rodriguez fans had a point when Michigan was sending 10 guys out to cover a punt. Now, not so much.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||The "full second" slower||
The "full second" slower times are preliminary times. Guys ease up (sometimes considerably) knowing they're qualifying. Those times are essentially meaningless.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||A) Khaki B) Khaki C) Khaki D)||
D) All of the above
|15 weeks 3 days ago||First, it's Jalen "really||
First, it's Jalen "really only cares about Jalen." Then, when you are appropriately called out for this comment, it's "People are complicated."
Oh, also earlier you stated that Jalen is either insincere or too stupid to fix his friendship with Webber.
Woodfeld's criticism of your comment is right on the money. Maybe you should look up the definition of non sequitur (and also spell it correctly) before throwing it out on the message board.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||Personally, I hope Frank||
Personally, I hope Frank Clark is very successful in Seattle. I thought the article Brian wrote a few days after Clark was dismissed from the team was one of the most eloquent, considerate articles I've ever read.
It's very easy for someone like myself--having the great fortune of being raised in a loving, two-parent home where the most violent action I ever saw was myself winging the Monopoly steamboat across the family room--to judge a horrific action like that which alledgely occurred that day in the Ohio hotel room. But childhood/background certainly plays a large part in this phenomenon, and if there is a possibility somebody can be rehabilitated and stop the vicious, repetitive cycle, that should be everyone's ultimate goal.
Semi-related, I wonder if the NFL's no-tolerance policy towards domestic violence will have "unintended," horrible consequences. I can very well imagine a scenario where abusive players in the league use the no-tolerance policy as a threat against an abused SO to prevent reporting a violent event. I can see domestic violence by NFL players not reduced one bit, but reported events declining. The Machiavellian view would argue that maybe this is the result the NFL has wanted all along. The players stay on the field and out of the news.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||So the brother of an actual||
So the brother of an actual player and potential starter thinks the staff isn't prioritizing in-state kids??? What about the "lower" rated kid from Farmington who is part of the 2016 class.
There is not enough high school talent in the state of Michigan to be able to focus centrally on in-state recruits and win big. Moving into Ohio, Michigan will very frequently run 2nd when trying to pull the very top-level kids from Ohio State when that program is humming like it is.
Also, that logic doesn't make much sense as a reason the TOP-rated kid in Michigan commits to OSU, particularly when several lower-rated players are already Michigan commits.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I would love to see the young||
I would love to see the young kids step up. I'm going to the game tonight wearing my #19 jersey. I don't want to come into the office tomorrow listening to everyone gloating about a Lightning win.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||No, you are not missing||
No, you are not missing anything. The school does not shut its doors. In fact, at the end of the article there's a line that Southern University has already gone through this process. AFAIK, their football/bball teams played out their respective seasons.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Liar!!! Impossible. I don't||
Liar!!! Impossible. I don't think he had the car UNTIL he chose Kentucky over Michigan.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I think she's on FoxSports||
I think she's on FoxSports now, with.... Clay Travis.
And everything comes full circle....
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I think the "classy" comment||
I think the "classy" comment was directed specifically at the Daytona Hooters. It is a special place.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I have no story, but this is||
I have no story, but this is an outstanding OT thread. I am incredibly entertained--possibly becuase I'm on the last legs of a 70-hours billed work week--but nonetheless fantastically entertained.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||So can bad coaches,||
So can bad coaches, apparently.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Emory University. A) B/c in||
A) B/c in US News Rankings it was Top 10--ranked significantly higher than UM by those at-the-time famous rankings (Looking back, this was a remarkably stupid way to assess the quality of a school).
B) It was closer to my immediate family in FL
C) I spent a year in boarding school in CT and froze. I wanted to go somewhere warm for college.
My first semester would have been Fall 1997... I'm generally happy with how life has turned out during/after college, so I don't regret my decision, but every now and then I imagine what it would have been like to watch Charles Woodson walk off the field after beating OSU with that rose in his mouth.