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|19 hours 15 min ago||How in hell can you get to the age of 14 and not know||
what a Phillips screwdriver is?
|1 day 30 min ago||I would argue PTSD is not something to joke about.||
My BIL is a USMC combat vet who was in some of the worst fighting in Viet Nam, and he's been suffering from PTSD for many years. Thankfully, it's been comparatively mild compared to other vets, and it hasn't prevented him from leading a reasonably happy and "normal" life. I would agree that actual combat- or violence-related PTSD is nothing to joke about.
That being said, from what I see, "PTSD" has entered the American lexicon as a more general term denoting shock or trauma from more mundane causes, much in the same way that "shellshock" is now a fairly generic term even though it originated during WWI. That's the spirit in which I used the term, playing off the similar PSD in a clumsy attempt at wordplay.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Considering the cost||
it should be PTSD.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Is that Mattison in the right foreground?||
That bald dome looks familiar...
|1 day 1 hour ago||Looking at Jones's offer list at Rivals||
Even though he's a Florida kid, UF, FSU, and Miami all declined to offer him. The only SEC offer is from Missouri, and Michigan is the only "blueblood" program that's offered him besides NE. I think Louisville might be a strong contender from the standpoint of geographical proximity, but the Harbaugh factor is obviously important. Does he want to play for JH or Petrino?
|1 day 2 hours ago||make sure no one is noticing my lack of productivity||
That's why running your own business is such an advantage during recruiting season. Thank god my dog can't tell what I've got on my computer.
|1 day 2 hours ago||link doesn't link for me||
thanks for the info anyway
|1 day 2 hours ago||If Gentry to Michigan is predicated on Murray leaving TAM for TX||
I'm going to hold off on the celebrating until something definite is announced.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Out of curiousity I looked him up on Rivals||
He was a four-star G out of California, signing with Washington St. in the 2008 class. He had a short offer sheet; besides WSU, they were from Notre Dame, Pepperdine, and Michigan.
The Michigan offer came in September of 2007, so that would have been Beilein offering him.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Meyer has used god dreams to lure kids||
God dreams? That sounds kinda weird, even scary.
|1 day 18 hours ago||The updated Ryan pic from the UW website||
|1 day 23 hours ago||Selection of Darko one of many based solely on height||
Darko's pre-NBA stats: 48 games, no starts against European competition: i.e., didn't face many big men with athletic abilities the way he would in the US. in college and in the NBA.
On top of that, he was only 18 years old, for fuck's sake. He was a high school kid, basically.
As far as the fact that he was widely regarded as a worthy high pick goes, one of the reasons good franchises prosper and troubled ones flounder is that the former tend to avoid the herd mentality when it's based on hype, while the latter are gullible.
|1 day 23 hours ago||OK, that's it, I'm done||
|1 day 23 hours ago||LOL at the kids in the photo||
who all have their phones out snapping pix while they discuss "Literature."
|1 day 23 hours ago||Is this really thread-worthy?||
I predict that within the next six months somebody will post that they were in a shitter somewhere and JH was in an adjacent stall dropping a deuce.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Nobody gets their shit from the street anymore||
You're missing the excitement of buying stuff and not knowing until you light up whether it's just straight weed or laced with PCP, embalming fluid, or coyote urine.
|2 days 2 hours ago||FWIW, Webb said on the podcast this morning||
that he thinks Weber will visit, so who knows if Weber is being candid or not.
Given that Harbaugh has devoted as much attention and effort to flipping Weber as any potential recruit, it would be disappointing if Weber declined to take an official here. It would be very unusual for a recruit of his stature to sign with any school without taking an official.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I don't consider this news negative at all.||
Did you get your stuff at a dispensary or on the street?
|2 days 2 hours ago||Chasing the Phantom on Nature|
|2 days 10 hours ago||A JC offer is unlikely to begin with||
given the long-standing difficulty of getting JUCOs past admissions. Considering the small number of scholarships available, it seems unlikely to me we'd spend one on a guy who's got at most two years to play.
|2 days 11 hours ago||old folks need to get off their moral high horses?||
Then I suggest that you send the "old folks" actually running this university—who have already suspended one greek and are threatening to suspend several more—an angry email telling them to get off their "moral high horse." I'm sure President Schlissel will give you a sympathetic hearing.
|2 days 12 hours ago||This UM action is totally unsurprising||
No top-level educational institution that takes its reputation very seriously wants to see its name end up in the NYT for this kind of stuff, especially when it's embarking on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar capital campaign. Add to this a new university President who has made no secret of his desire to improve the academic standing of the institution, and there's no chance that the U-M administration and Regents are just going to take a "frat boys will be frat boys" stance.
|2 days 16 hours ago||An army of Harbots is unleashed upon the land||
|3 days 2 hours ago||The only appropriate punishment for Belichek?||
He should be forced to repair all the damage at the ski resort himself.
|3 days 5 hours ago||The only thing I'm outraged about||
Is that Michael Rosenberg continues to be employed as a "journalist."
|3 days 8 hours ago||" Wow. Won't someone think of the children?"||
Your blithe indifference to potentially criminal behavior committed by UM students is consistent. Back on November 16, you wrote this about Frank Clark after his arrest:
"I don't care what he did or didn't do (honestly, I don't),..."
Yet at the same time you're morally disgusted with the alleged and unproven allegations about Les Miles, saying in early December here:
"Maybe because Miles is not a moral or academic leader. In fact, he seems deficient in those areas.... Because Miles doesn't have the moral leadership Michigan looks for in a coach?...It's pretty undisputed that he is a scumbag."
On December 10, you said in reference to the option of hiring Miles:
"But, I think people who care more about the University (I.e. Alums and such) might see it as tarnishing one of the things that makes Michigan special, integrity."
Les Miles has never been accused of committing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to private property, nor has be been accused of physical violence against a pregant woman. Regardless, you freely castigate him for alleged moral turpitude and a lack of integrity while expressing overt, condescending disdain for anybody who is disgusted over the criminal acts of UM students off-campus.
You're a hypocrite of the first order.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Doesn't U-M have a general code of student behavior||
that the institution can invoke in extreme circumstances, with actions up to expulsion being within the university's discretion?
|3 days 18 hours ago||"Itself?"||
Son, upvoting yourself is tantamount to yanking it in the public library. Don't be that guy.
However, I upvoted you for the basic content. Sounds like a likely commit and soon.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Completely aside from Harbaugh||
Why would anybody think Ryan is a better hire than John Fox to Chicago? Fox has taken two different teams to the Super Bowl, plus another NFC Championship game, and his career winning % is much better than Ryan's.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Corner, safety, NB, whatever||
I just hope Peppers stays healthy. If his knee ain't healthy (or whatever it was) it's all moot.