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|49 min 58 sec ago||My brother-in-law is a||
My brother-in-law is a musician and recorded a one-man-band version of Land Down Under. Check it out: http://www.last.fm/music/Lonesome+Joseph/_/Down+Under
|1 hour 57 min ago||Congrats OP. Hopefully||
Congrats OP. Hopefully Higdon will choose M but either way, it's good to see that offer finally arrive.
|2 hours 4 min ago||Obviously we are going to||
Obviously we are going to need to find some DBs for 2017. But if we don't get them this year, we'll get them in 2016 (or maybe even 2017, if there is a Peppers or Marshall type of recruit available that year). As I see it, getting a DB in 2015 is a bonus, not a must.
|17 hours 19 min ago||I'm just sitting back and||
I'm just sitting back and admiring it over here...
|18 hours 39 min ago||Yawning||
That seems counterintuitive. I mean, violent tendencies have been observed in apes and are obviously well-established in humans--so I would think that selection pressures would disfavor groups that all sleep simultaneously vs. groups that have members stay awake to guard against threats.
|19 hours 1 min ago||Nice work||
I dig. But as JGB pointed out, it does need a chart.
|22 hours 40 min ago||Generational wealth||
I think the realities of loans and debt are a much more significant barrier to why first-gen graudates stuggle to build real weath than psychological type factors. When kids are finishing school with six-figure student loan debts and often credit card debt on top of that, there often isn't going to be a whole lot of money for savings or investment.
|22 hours 50 min ago||Cars||
As a rule, I don't think you can tell an awful lot from cars. Yeah, I knew a handful of people who drove expensive German cars or SUVs, but other than that it was a very mixed bag--both in terms of who had a car, and what kind of car. After my freshman year, I always had a car at M because I needed it for work--and I knew plenty of other working-class students who drove. But I also knew plenty of affluent students who drove shitty cars like mine, and then I knew lots of students who didn't drive at all.
|23 hours 1 min ago||Great point||
This is very true. At UM in the '90s, I lived in my frat house for 3 years because whenever I looked at other off-campus options, the cost would have been much higher. Plus in the frat house I only had to pay for the months I actually lived there, so if I was going to be out of town for a summer or something I didn't have to worry about finding a sub-tenant (or what might happen if that sub-tenant didn't pay, which quite frequently happened to friends of mine).
|23 hours 35 min ago||Texas||
But this isn't just a situation where a highly-sought recruit chose somewhere else, like in the Da'Shawn Hand situation we experienced last season. This is a situation where Texas played themselves.
|23 hours 46 min ago||Heitzman||
I think there's no way he'd see the field at TE in 2015 with Butt, Bunting, Hill, and even AJ Williams in front of him--plus the possiblity of Clark.
But at WDE, we basically have Ojemudia and Marshall. We also have Jones coming in, but the recruiting sites have him around 235 lbs. tops. Seems like we could use a veteran backup like Heitzman just in case Mario or Marshall were to go down.
Then again, I suppose another option would be to move a guy like Charlton over to WDE and then have some of the tweener guys like Wormley play some snaps at SDE.
Either way, from Heitzman's standpoint, a lot of bad stuff would need to happen for him to get significant time. Can't blame him for moving on.
|1 day 4 hours ago||It's just the Rick Astley||
It's just the Rick Astley video for "Never Gonna Give You Up." I don't get it either.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I had never actually seen||
I had never actually seen that Rick Astley video before. My is it god-awful.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Poetry||
You are a little bit taller, you are a baller
|1 day 14 hours ago||Under the old system I would||
Under the old system I would vote this +5 insightful. But I am going to read that book (unless it's one of those $80 academic tracts that aren't even discounted in the Kindle store). Thanks Wolv1984
|1 day 15 hours ago||I find this interesting||
I find this interesting because I was a poor kid who attended Michigan (1993-97) myself, but I actually felt much more at home in the university environment than some other places I've been. At M, there were certainly some things I wasn't able to participate in because of my background (some of the Greek organizations weren't really going to be an option, for instance, and I had to work a lot which limited my ability to get involved in various student activities), but I never really felt disrespected or isolated because of my socioeconomic situation. By the time I graduated, I had a broad group of friends from pretty much every segment of the economic spectrum. When I left Ann Arbor and went to law school (Louisville, KY), suddenly I found myself in an environment where lots of people actually seemed to care who my parents were or what kind of high school I attended. Maybe things have changed since I was there, especially with the far bleaker tuition/student funding picture, and it's good to draw attention to these issues regardless. But Michigan really was among the most meritocratic environments I've ever experienced. Everybody's experience is different though, I guess.
|1 day 17 hours ago||#9||
You're a baller?
|1 day 17 hours ago||Handwriting||
Taking exams in law school used to kill me because my hand would cramp up fifteen or twenty minutes in. Even then (I finished in 2000) that was about the only handwriting I would do. Go into a law school these days and you'll be hard-pressed to find a student without a laptop in front of him or her, so they probably type the answers and e-mail them in or something.
|2 days 14 hours ago||A shrewd recruiter would have||
A shrewd recruiter would have capitalized on your eagerness to participate in the Naked Mile.
|3 days 3 hours ago||So, that's essentially||
So, that's essentially creating a three- or even four-point conversion. It starts to mess with the fundamental structure of the game.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I don't believe the NHL||
I don't believe the NHL changed the dimensions of the actual net. They did change the goal crease to make it wider and shorter. But I actually think making it easier to score in hockey decreases variance. It's so hard to score in hockey that it's not uncommon for a team to dominate statistics like shots-on-goal or quality chances, and still lose the game.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Problem is, I don't see how||
Problem is, I don't see how you do that without making 2-point conversions almost impossible. Teams only convert them about half the time now--if you move them back to the 20- or 25-yard line it will be a very low-percentage play.
|3 days 14 hours ago||No, I don't know. I posted||
No, I don't know. I posted my comment without really considering the alternative you raised.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I don't feel bad for him--he||
I don't feel bad for him--he didn't have to decommit. He's a top-250 player so I'm sure he won't have any trouble finding another place to play.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Eason may be solid to GA now,||
Eason may be solid to GA now, but never say never. A lot can happen between now and 2016 NSD.
|3 days 15 hours ago||God must have told DeWeaver||
God must have told DeWeaver that he wouldn't be able to get into Michigan without football.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Michigan recruited him pretty||
Michigan recruited him pretty hard during OSU's Fickell year.
|4 days 4 hours ago||No matter how small a class||
No matter how small a class size gets, M can pretty much always count on having enough spots for the elite talent it is recruiting in any given year. That's why I generally think it's a bad idea to bank scholarships. The spots you'd be banking would go to role-player types, and with role-players you want them to have as much experience as possible. I did a diary on this issue a couple years ago: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/ipcs-and-football-scholarships
|4 days 18 hours ago||Caption||
I sat there. Five minutes. Then, twenty-two minutes by the kitchen clock. Not a word, not a motion. What am I thinking? "My arm's getting tired?" No. I did it. I did it. Like in the old days, Ricky. Like I was taught... Like, I used to do...I did it. I locked on him. All on him, nothing on me. All my thoughts are on him. I'm holding the last thought that I spoke: "Now is the time."
|4 days 19 hours ago||UCLA||
Bob Toledo had a couple great seasons in the late '90s at UCLA. It was uncanny how quickly they rose and fell. 5-6 in 1996, then two straight 10-2 seasons (finishing #5 and #8 nationally), and then back to 4-7 in 1999.