Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|1 day 3 hours ago||No, most of the government||
No, most of the government poverty-relief programs have functioned quite well. The problem is, they have been badly de-funded. For instance, HUD's budget now is about 20% of what it was in the early 1980s--so now we have massive shortages of affordable housing, and the old projects that do exist are crumbling due to deferred maintenance. Similar stories can be told around health care, welfare programs, and all other aspects of the poverty infrastructure.
|3 days 14 hours ago||ND||
Georgia Tech, Stanford, and maybe Pitt or UVA are decent games. It's a shame not to have the M-ND series any more but both teams still have respectable schedules.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Non-Conference opponents||
I would mostly be interested in games that have the potential for fun road trips. So: Cal, Stanford, Texas, LSU (or Tulane), and Hawaii would all be good. Also, I live in Seattle so any Pacific Northwest opponent would be most welcome.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Let's face it. What is||
Let's face it. What is really happening here is that a certain faction of people with a barely concealed (or not concealed at all) disdain for Muslims felt they could claim Harbaugh as one of their own after he sent the original American Sniper tweet. Now JH is meeting with Muslim students, and that same faction doesn't like it because it suggests JH really isn't one of them after all. Instead of coming out and saying, "waah, I don't like Muslims and I don't want JH to like Muslims either," we get these coded statements like "he shouldn't have to apologize for anything." Well, I don't think he is meeting with Muslim students so much to apologize as to hear their views and gain a better understanding as to why they may have been offended or disappointed by JH's words. But if they were offended, then maybe an apology would be appropriate. We aren't talking about driving a stake into a grass field here, we are talking about basic respect for people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I don't think your "it's just||
I don't think your "it's just entertainment" argument works at all. What if the movie had been Birth of a Nation?
|4 days 18 hours ago||7-5||
I wish people would stop predicting records like 7-5. It's like they think M is going to lose five games or something.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Coach K||
Sorry: Krzyzewski. Using Android app, can't edit.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Acts of Congress||
I fear that the In Order to Call a Timeout the Coach Must Cut Off a Digit Act would provide an unfair advantage to Mike Krzewski. As an actual troll, he could slice off all ten fingers in the first half and they will have regenerated by the end of the halftime intermission.
|1 week 2 days ago||Close||
Country music is definitely a factor. He plays guitar for a country duo called Thompson Square, and the flights for their shows usually leave out of Nashville.
|1 week 2 days ago||Nashville||
My brother-in-law just moved to Nashville, so I'd at least have a free place to stay. I'm hoping for a better season though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Le Dog||
I seem to recall a bunch of people mourning the closure of Le Dog a while back. Can't remember when that was though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ann Arbor food||
I'm going to go with the Chipati becuase that's something I really haven't seen anywhere but A2. Some other candidates that I considered: Dave's Open Road (Zingerman's), Count Twists (GTC), the General Tso Chicken from Middle Earth, Hippie Hash (Fleetwood), Spot's Wings, Angelo's mashed potatoes, the cheese bread from (now defunct) Omega Pizza.
|1 week 3 days ago||Helmet Stickers||
As I was approaching the end of the article, the refrain from "Battle of Evermore" began playing in my head. "Bring it back, bring it back..."
|1 week 3 days ago||My hometown of Saginaw,||
My hometown of Saginaw, Mich., had (and maybe still has) an annual thing called the Friendship Games in which teams from Saginaw compete in a variety of events against teams from a city in Canada (I think Sault Str. Marie but am not positive). One year, when I was probably 16 years old or thereabouts, I got a call from the person running the chess event saying the competition was that day and the Canadian team had shown up with only three players (four were needed). He asked if I was interested in playing for Canada, and I said "sure." So I went, won all four of my games, and took home a gold medal for the Friendship Games chess event...for Canada.
|1 week 3 days ago||Andrew Luck||
Would also be nice to see Andrew Luck on the list.
Oh well, Seeing Denard there makes up for a lot.
|1 week 3 days ago||Countess||
Im bummed that he's leaving, but I appreciate the four years he gave us and it's great that he got his degree. I love seeing the photos of our guys in the caps & gowns. Good luck to Blake wherever he winds up.
|1 week 4 days ago||Economics||
Since you seem to be into economics, I am surprised not to see Thomas Piketty's "Capital" on your list.
|1 week 4 days ago||Here are some of my personal||
Here are some of my personal favorites that I haven't seen mentioned:
|1 week 4 days ago||I haven't read that one, but||
I haven't read that one, but One Man's Castle (I forget the author) is another book about that same event and was very compelling. The Dr. Sweet story is one anybody with a connection to Detroit ought to be interested in.
|1 week 4 days ago||Collapse was depressing when||
Collapse was depressing when I read it 10+ years ago. It would only be even more depressing now. But Naomi Klein's latest, This Changes Everything, somehow manages to avoid being depressing. I'd go for that one if you want an up-to-date title on climate change while preserving your mental health.
|1 week 4 days ago||Late Victorian Holocausts is||
Late Victorian Holocausts is a ridiculously great book. Probably Mike Davis's best work, though Ecology of Fear is my personal favorite of his.
|1 week 5 days ago||Offers||
I think the large number of offers could be a function of the enthusiasm UMK, as well as the additional analyst postiions and whatnot that Harbaugh has brought in. More people + more hours devoted to watching film and analyzing prospects could easily lead to more offers going out. Perhaps a lot of the guys Hoke didn't offer, it was just because the staff never got around to checking them out?
Another factor that could contribute to the high number of offers is just that it's a new staff and they haven't been developing relationships with prospects over multiple seasons yet, as some of the other competitiors have. This means we may be working from behind in a lot more recruitments, plus not have as clear an idea of who will likely commit to us. I seem to recall that Hoke put out a ton of offers in his first couple recruiting cycles, and then scaled down from there.
|1 week 5 days ago||PEDs||
Not to mention that PEDs confer an advantage that competitors can match only by also taking PEDs. I am not convinced that underinflating a football provides any meaningful advantage. But even if it does, it isn't one that carries sinister public health implications.
|1 week 6 days ago||Davis||
There are plenty of reasons to have Davis pinch-run other than to steal second: reduce chances of double play, score from first on extra-base hit, improved likelihood of scoring from second on a single, better chance of scoring from third on a sac fly, and so on.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||1990 play||
Eddie Brown later admitted that he knew he was beaten and figured he was better off interfering with Desmond and giving up the penalty than not interfering and losing the game. Yet all my Spartan friends still insist it was a good no-call. Whatever.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Documentary Filmmaker||
I'd actually try it if the odds of achieving any kind of meaningful success were better than about 0.002%.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Scott Orr||
All hail Scott Orr.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Husky Stadium||
Husky Stadium was kind of a dump in 2001, but it underwent a major renovation recently. The track was removed, the concourses were dramatically improved from their previous parking-garage-like status, a nice front gate was built in place of the rinky-dink chain-link fences, and so on. So, it's not a dump anymore. But, with the renovations Husky Stadium has also come to feel a lot more upscale and corporate, which has diminished some of its charm.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Shields||
Glad to see he's rejoining the team as a coach. Too bad he can't rejoin the team as a goalie.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Portugal||
I'm going to Lisbon and Porto for nine days in July. I'm pretty excited as I've never been to Europe before.