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|3 hours 46 min ago||Look at any number of years in the Cooper era||
and if you go through our roster as well as our games leading up to the OSU game, you'll see that the talent and coaching disparity between the two programs this year dwarfs those Cooper era teams.
|12 hours 21 min ago||Is this like buying shares in Jim Harbaugh?||
Would we become in effect the stockholders? Could we then direct his decisions? Who gets to be on the Board of Directors?
|12 hours 23 min ago||Only slightly more questionable||
than letting Maurice Taylor manage your money.
|12 hours 26 min ago||Robert Axelrod is a legend in the social sciences||
I'm not questioning that in any way.
College athletics, especially football, has always been a ruthless, survival-of-the-fittest enterprise, and is almost a cartoon embodiment of Social Darwinist "nature red in tooth and claw" attitudes. Vanquish your rivals year after year and you will likely spawn a coaching tree to carry on your coaching legacy DNA; lose too many games to your rivals and you'll likely be out of a job fairly quickly, and there's no coaching tree. Even something as relatively benign as apologizing to a rival for an on-field incident is widely attacked and scorned by the fans of the apologist's team as a sign of weakness and defeat.
By contrast, Axelrod's research has shown that cooperation and altruism are far from infrequent in many disparate cultures, and that they in fact confer concrete evolutionary advantages over the purely Darwinist conception of competition within and between cultures.
|14 hours 50 min ago||Kind of ironic praising a guy whose work focus is the antithesis||
of what we want in a football coach, but that's the Michigan Difference.
|15 hours 2 min ago||We made the bed--let's hop in already.||
Slow down, you brute—don't we at least get a dinner and drinks first?
|15 hours 7 min ago||I was confused till I reread your comment||
Many Michigan fans are suffering from PTSD at this point in the season.
|15 hours 22 min ago||If Hoke & staff don't return for next season||
they couldn't have left a better present for the new coach than Malzone.
|17 hours 12 min ago||He wouldn't be the first or last coach||
I'd bet that if you tallied up all the coaches whose names have been bandied about for jobs at other schools who denied any interest and stayed put and compared it to the list of guys who denied interest and then bolted, the first list would dwarf the second dramatically. You just don't hear much about the guys who stayed, because it's a non-story.
|17 hours 17 min ago||Why is this a bad things to post.||
Because Voltron is a troll who hates Michigan athletics. Like all trolls, he's childishly desperate for attention but the only method he can conceive of to get it is the online equivalent of reaching into his diaper and smearing poop on the wall and then waiting for the reaction. It's really sort of sad and pathetic, but the internet is a magnet for people like that.
|17 hours 29 min ago||why, in 2005, Mo Taylor was in contact with current athletes||
My question too, although I've gotten the impression that Red tries to talk most of the early departures to stay, and maybe they did warn players. At any rate, they ought to put up posters all over South Campus with Taylor's photo on it warning all athletes to stay the hell away.
This sad situation is why my first reaction to a kid leaving early and saying "it's always been my dream to play in the (insert professional league here)" is no, it's more your parents/relatives/parasitic neighborhood friends dreams for you to leave early and play professionally, because they all want to get PAID.
|1 day 6 min ago||anyone talking about Stoops for any job has no credibility||
Especially since Stoops just threw icy-cold water on the notion of his going anywhere.
|1 day 8 min ago||could not find Foley saying anything about the NFL requirement.||
I bet this is one of those internet-only memes that started with some dipshit blogger somewhere pulling something out of his ass that then gets picked up by a Drew Sharp-quality MSM writer as "sources say..." which then gives it the "credence" necessary for enough repetition across the internetosphere to the point where it's accepted as established fact.
|1 day 13 min ago||That one might take off around here.||
It's just as awesome as unpossible.
|1 day 21 min ago||play Florida in a bowl so we could M00F.||
MOOB: Michigan - Baylor
MOOT: MIchigan - Tennessee
MOOK: Michigan - Kansas
MOOD: Michigan - Duke
MOOR: Michigan - Rutgers
MOOG: Michigan - Georgia
MOOO: Michigan - Oregon
MOOP: Michigan - Pitt
MOOV: Michigan - Vanderbilt
|1 day 8 hours ago||What the hell||
I didn't get that. All I got was an MGoBlog gift certificate for $1.00 off my dry cleanjng
|1 day 8 hours ago||Lol harbaugh on a Segway||
But only if he wears Dad pants
|1 day 13 hours ago||What is systemically wrong?||
Traffic on S. State at 5:15 sucks?
|1 day 13 hours ago||The volleyball photographs are great.||
I can vouch for Marc-Gregor... I just used several of his photos in a UM school publication, and he's an outstanding photographer. Take a look at his own Flickr site—tremendous stuff taken all over the world.
|1 day 14 hours ago||The Freep needs a pompous, smug, sanctimonious asshat||
now that Rosenberg is gone, Seidel's stepping up. Good for him.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Another UM Aero guy at NASA HQ checking in.||
Thanks for all the depressingly informative stuff about the Greg Robinson era at Syracuse, btw. Still get a laugh out of the "Little Engine That Could" performance at his final 'Cuse presser.
|1 day 15 hours ago||"...with a Loss H-Mry."||
|1 day 16 hours ago||You can't mention Lockheed and UM without mentioning||
|1 day 16 hours ago||I just think it should all be unmanned at this point||
Completely disagree. I want Harbaugh to have his first post-hiring presser live from the Orion.
|1 day 16 hours ago||MGoBrewMom, I gotta ask||
Is that Schlitz, Pfeiffer, Blatz, Goebel's, Schaefer, or Hamm's you're drinking there?
|1 day 16 hours ago||My couch also remained unchanged at $0 per seat.||
Hell, if you look underneath the cushions you'll probably come out ahead on the deal.
|1 day 16 hours ago||The most important main things||
• His wife allows him to move the family out of the Bay area.
• He stops wearing Dad pants
• He wears a headset at all times, even when taking a shit or getting busy with wifey
• He says, "No, what's your deal?" to Mark Dantonio
• He makes Urban Meyer sit sadly and alone on a golf cart eating cold loser's pizza
|1 day 18 hours ago||If it was Laimbeer going into the stands down in Indiana||
he'd be a folk hero in Detroit.
|1 day 18 hours ago||He... says the same thing over and over||
Because he's learned that if he says something just once, a portion of the listening audience will completely misconstrue/misinterpret/misunderstand what he's saying. Repetition is a common and valuable aspect of communication precisely because of this fact.
For example, Webb said on several occasions in the few weeks immediately preceding Brandon's resignation that he didn't see how Brandon would be able to survive as AD, yet that didn't prevent numerous people on MGoBlog and Twitter from asserting that Webb was David Brandon's "mouthpiece" as though he was some sort of errand boy.
This is why eyewitness accounts in criminal proceedings can be so misleading. A certain percentage of the population will see or hear something and then describe the exact opposite of what actually happened.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Sam accurately predicted what would happen||
"And because I know even a column seeking to clear up things that have been misconstrued can itself be misconstrued,"
Reading comprehension. It's a good thing.