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|23 weeks 6 days ago||Could you expand that to the||
Could you expand that to the rest of the board, please?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||This is the second time in||
This is the second time in one thread you have been completely wrong. Impressive.
The repeated collisions that linemen experience are as bad if not worse than single concussions that happen to someone like a quarterback. The cumulative effect is staggering.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein said specifically||
Beilein said specifically that Lavert was going to come in to play defense.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Response to Note 1: He needs||
Response to Note 1:
He needs to read both the DE and the LB so that he doesn't pull and eat a face full of scraping LB. I think maybe it's you that doesn't understand.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I'm agnostic about Fitz||
I'm agnostic about Fitz playing. However, consider this:
One could argue that texting and driving is at least as dangerous as driving drunk. In fact, I think I'd rather have someone driving around A2 with a 0.08 BAC than someone with an iphone conversation going on.
DUI is a big deal because someone (MADD) made a big deal about it. The risk of crash increases dramatically, but is still small. Speeding has a similar, but smaller impact. There is evidence that distracted driving actually has an even larger impact in some cases (google around, I don't have time to now). Should people go to jail for all of them? Would you feel the same way if Fitz had gotten a ticket for texting and driving?
|44 weeks 11 hours ago||Like the design of||
Like the design of Shembechler Hall, but the placement of the billboard not so much. I think it obstructs the view of the stadium and the awesome block M on the scoreboard. Makes that area look too busy visually.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||The Giants got a DT too?||
The Giants got a DT too? Nice.
|1 year 20 hours ago||See above.||
|1 year 1 day ago||Sarcasm?||
|1 year 6 days ago||Enjoy your black and white||
Enjoy your black and white world.
|1 year 6 days ago||Then let's not give them the||
Then let's not give them the "gift" of free tickets to the stadium or free field passes either. Same goes for basketball and hockey. They have a fundraising arm that can pay for their tickets just like I pay for mine.
While we're following your logic, let's not send them to bowl games either.
Flyovers? Cheerleaders? Dance Team? Don't need em. Not a part of the athletic department. ROTC putting the flag up? Nope, they have to pay too. Police to direct traffic? Traffic is not part of the athletic department.
You can get ridiculous with this stuff.
Bottom line, the band is part of the gameday expereince of the football team. This was a home game replacement. They held seats for the band at Cowboy Stadium for a reason, clearly the AD is more on my side than yours here. The band should have gone, and the band is going. Period. There's nothing illogical about that.
|1 year 6 days ago||They all contribute to the||
They all contribute to the game day experience. To me the the fact that one is a group of humans and the other is made from polyethylene isn't germane to the conversation. The MMB exists primarily because the athletic department does. In both cases we're talking about the AD spending money to enhance the gameday expereince for the student-athletes and fans.
|1 year 6 days ago||IT'S NOT A GIFT. How hard is||
IT'S NOT A GIFT.
How hard is this to understand? The AD is not paying for the band to go on vacation to Dallas in the winter. The band is going becuase they provide a service to the AD that the fans demanded. If the fans and boosters that fund the athletic department thought that we needed clowns at the game, the AD should consider getting clowns. It wouldn't then be a gift to the clowns; the AD is hiring them. IT'S NOT A GIFT. IT'S NOT A GIFT. IT'S NOT A GIFT.
|1 year 6 days ago||Heyyyy, we're past the||
Heyyyy, we're past the ad-hominem attacks. Nice.
I agree, having been at both women's basketball and gymnastics, that it does feel more than a little empty. I also agree that it gives the appearance that Michigan doesn't care about non-revenue sports. I am also not arguing against a curtain, though I'm not sure I'd be exstatic about it if I were an gymnast either since it is a tacit admission that we can't fill the arena. I just think that the overall benefit to the AD of having the band in Dallas is higher than having a curtain in Crisler. It's like pompoms for home games or shirts to make the block-M, not really within the purview of the AD, but they still pay for it. With respect to the curtain and the band, the AD has the money and should do both. I'm not arguing that the AD should pay for MBB to attend a random away game scheduled by the the B1G either. I think this is a special case since we gave up a home game and are getting paid somewhat like a home game to do it.
|1 year 6 days ago||Wow, I was worried for a||
Wow, I was worried for a second that I might be the biggest jerk in this conversation, but you've ensured that isn't the case. You people are so hostile. Calm down. Why does this have to be a referendum on my intelligence? I assure you I'm quite capable of thinking logically. Is in not possible that we have opinions that both flow logically from differing assumptions about the purpose and goals of the athletic department? Just because my logic is not your logic does not mean that isn't logical.
Like I said below, my opinion on this is malleable, but you are doing a terrible job of providing any reason to change my opinion.
|1 year 1 week ago||Right. There is an undeniable||
Right. There is an undeniable and inextricable link between the two, though. My opinion is that the AD derives at least as much--if not more--benefit from sending the band to Dallas as it does on a curtain for Crisler. That isn't borne out of any bias against women's sports (I'm a regular attendee at volleyball and field hockey), I just think a curtain is a ridiculous way for the AD to spend half a million dollars. If the AD wanted to spend half a million on assistants for women's basketball i would be all for it. The atmosphere around women's athletics is so stifling; even a whiff of a slight towards a womens team and people come out of the woodwork to attack. If this were about wrestling I suspect the outcry wouldn't be close to as vehement.
|1 year 1 week ago||I think the point is that the||
I think the point is that the expected value of a long two is lower than the expected value of a three, because the make percentage doesn't go up enough by taking one step forward to justify the decrease in reward for success. If you make 36% of long twos the expected point value of every shot is 0.7; if you make 32% of three pointers the expected value is 0.96. If that's the case and you go possession for possesion, the team taking the threes will win most of the time.
|1 year 1 week ago||MMB is not the football team||
MMB is not the football team just like the curtain is not the women's basketball team, but MMB contributes to the gameday expereince in football just as the athletic facilities contribute to the gameday expereince. While it would be silly to equate the two, there are certainly similarities.
You seem awfully hostile. What's up here? I gave you my logic. Now I'm asking for yours. That's how a discussion/argument goes. My opinion is malleable, but "RAWR YOU ARE STUPIDZ FOR NOT AGREEING WITH ME" is not going to change my mind.
|1 year 1 week ago||And, quite frankly, I think||
And, quite frankly, I think they should do both. We have plenty of money.
|1 year 1 week ago||If you really want to boil it||
If you really want to boil it down, in a world where people go to bed hungry every night why are we spending half a million dollars on either of them? This is sports though, so we have excepted all reality.
Faulty logic? Where? You can't take one part of my argument and let it stand alone and then call it faulty. How can I compare the two? They're both expenditures by the athletic department. Why is it self-evident that a capital improvement is more important than a branding exercise? How do you value them? NPV? I'd bet the MMB in Dallas is has a higher NPV than the curtain. You don't think that Herbstreit and Mussberger wouldn't have mentioned the absence of MBB? People we talking about it on Alabama message boards. Not genreally borne by the athlettic department? True, but we don't generally play the first game of our season in Dallas against the reigning national champions. It's clear by the reaction of the athletic department that more than the people in the stadium would have cared. Further, you do notice when MMB isn't at a game. It's always clear when they aren't at away games.
I've been at both an MWBB game and a gymnastics meet in Crisler and never felt like it detracted from my enjoyment of them game. MMB not being in Dallas definitely would have detracted from my enjoyment.
|1 year 1 week ago||Well, from a purely numbers||
Well, from a purely numbers standpoint, I'd be that more people will watch the game in Dallas (on TV and in person) than will watch a game using the curtain in the three or four decades. I'd also bet that more people would notice the absense of MMB than will notice the emptiness of the arena.
On the more philosophical side, what makes one sport more important than another? In my mind, sports are important beause people care about them. How else could you differentiate them? Championships won? Perhaps. Women's basketball championships don't pay the women's basketball coach's salary though, football does. We could distribute all the revenues equally between all the sports, but neglecting football would likely lower revenues and have an adverse effect on all of the other sports. In effect, paying more attention to women's basketball might actually make them worse off in the long term.
So I would pose the question back to you. Why is going to an extra game for MMB not more important than women's basketball and gymnastics? Why does engineering, law, and business get more funding than philosophy? Why do the athelets have state of the art practice facilities and I'm stuck in the CCRB? Why is my roommate going to Google and I'm still unemployed? Why did the girl at Rick's go home with the baseball player and not me?
|1 year 1 week ago||It takes a vice grip on||
It takes a vice grip on Brandon's nether regions to get the band to Dallas, but we have the money to make the women's basketball team look better for the 8 people watching it on BTN? I'm all for fairness, but I don't get that.
|1 year 1 week ago||The guy had pretty legit||
The guy had pretty legit offers (ND, MSU, Wisco, Nebraska, and some Big East teams), so let's not get too out of hand here.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||This is great, especially||
This is great, especially considering his signature.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Too many RCMB-ish threads||
Too many RCMB-ish threads these days.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Character||
Cant help but wonder if the coaches just really like him as a person as well as a player. He seems like a really smart kid with a good family network. Fit seems very important to Hoke & Co.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I thought he played for the||
I thought he played for the Eagles....
|1 year 25 weeks ago||We're gonna lose a game over||
We're gonna lose a game over free throw shooting here if we don't get it in order....
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I buddy of mine saw him at||
A buddy of mine saw him at the MDen today stocking up on gear. Not reading into it too much, but it can't be a bad sign.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Who?||