that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
- Member for
- 5 years 30 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|22 hours 52 min ago||Rants||
I think there are certain kinds of blue collar workers who deserve to get insulted. Debt collectors for sure, plus telemarketers, people who work in those diabolical call centers that leave you on hold forever and then jerk you around once they answer... With tow-truck drivers, it kind of depends on the circumstances (was the car rightly towed, are they messing with you when you try to pick it up, etc.). But there are definitely tow-truck drivers who deserve to get yelled at. The specific insults McHenry chose reveal her as an entitled little bitch though.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Probably not the "best," but||
Probably not the "best," but definitely the most entertaining HS hoops team I ever saw in person was the Saginaw Buena Vista team with Terrance Roberson and Chester Surles. It was just a constant series of alley-oops and hilarious taunts from their crowd.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Probably 1993 or 94||
At the Mason Hall computer lab.
|2 days 18 hours ago||QBs as D&D characters||
Jeez, this could be too much fun. Here's my assessments:
1) Jameis Winston: Half-Orc Fighter
15 STR, 14 INT, 5 WIS, 13 DEX, 17 CON, 4 CHR
Hit Points at 1st level: 11
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
2) Marcus Mariota: Elven Mage/Thief
10 STR, 12 INT, 15 WIS, 18 DEX, 11 CON, 13 CHR
Hit points at 1st level: 4
Alignment: Neutral Good
3) Tom Brady: Half-Elven Mage
8 STR, 16 INT, 16 WIS, 9 DEX, 15 CON, 17 CHR
Hit points at 1st level: 3
Alignment: Lawful Good
|2 days 19 hours ago||Aji Verde||
I was well into my thirties before I discovered aji verde. But that's my clear #1.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Michigan Hires ...||
I see that his account was created 4/15/2015, which is today. But since he was trolling earlier this week, this must be a new account.
I usually find trolls amusing, but I don't really see the point of just saying "Hi, I'm a troll and I'm here to troll." Whatever. I guess he'll get banned again and then go over to 11W to boast about how he humiliated us and made us cry.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Wonderlic||
I suspect the Wonderlic is one of those metrics that is generally predictive as applied to a large number of players, but becomes less reliable as applied to individual prospects.
Also, I think there is a big difference between raw intelligence and problem-solving ability on the one hand (which the Wonderlic supposedly measures), and maturity and judgment on the other (which are the shortcomings Winston has famously displayed). Winston could be like a D&D character with 14 INT but 5 WIS.
|3 days 36 min ago||Harbaugh||
We all like Jim Harbaugh and are thrilled that he's now the football coach at Michigan. But in the end, he's still a football coach--not the final arbiter of all that is right & good (as the OP seems to think).
|4 days 10 hours ago||Phillips||
Tom Osborne would still start him in the Fiesta Bowl.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Probable losses||
I think Utah and Minnesota are both more difficult than Penn State.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Green||
I hate to say it and I hope I am proven wrong. But I don't think Green is going to be the answer. He has good size and speed, but he goes down on first contact and doesn't punish tacklers, and isn't really a make-you-miss kind of back.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Tribunals||
Well, right--obviously legislative changes would be needed to implement a solution.
It's probably not practical or efficient to establish little mini-courts at every university to adjudicate sexual assault claims. That's why I was suggesting it be done at a state-level, with some agency responsible for doing it. Many state agencies do have compulsory process, have fairly elaborate pretrial discovery procedures, rules of evidence, and so forth--and where those are lacking, they can be provided by statute. But the best thing about agency adjudications would be that the tribunal would presumably develop expertise on these cases and be able to adjudicate them much more reliably than the kangaroo panel of volunteers described in the linked article.
|5 days 22 hours ago||That's one of those things||
That's one of those things where JH is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Omit RR, and he risks looking petty. Mention RR and he risks pissing off the old guard alumni who hate RR. But out of those two choices, not mentioning RR was probably the safer bet. The people who still like RR tend to be more nuanced thinkers and let small stuff like that go, plus the fact that RR is an active coach gives him kind of an out.
|5 days 22 hours ago||I do tend to think Arizona||
I do tend to think Arizona would have been a lot more patient with him than we were--which is probably a function of the schools' respective expectations (based on historical performance/tradition). But yeah, 3-9 at Michigan makes for a very short honeymoon, no matter what the circumstances.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Rich Rod failed at Michigan||
Rich Rod failed at Michigan because he couldn't put a good defense together and lost too many games.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Administrative Process||
I agree that the lack of adequate administrative procedures appears to be the main problem with the university tribunals; the process described in the article was horrifying. But I don't see why it's preferable to have law enforcement handle these matters, rather than require universities to establish better processes and hire appropriate staff to administer the cases. Or, maybe even better would be for a state to have some agency that is already equipped with significant adjudicative infrastructure to take these cases on. If you had adequate notice of the charges, an opportunity to conduct discovery, a right to legal representation, cross-examination, and an adequately-qualified decisionmaker, I think you'd have the elements of a satisfactory process. I don't think the preponderance standard is really the problem.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Harbaugh's chair||
Harbaugh probably farted on it. If Hoke pooped gold, then..
|6 days 21 hours ago||Also, this MGoFish site looks||
Also, this MGoFish site looks pretty good--at least comparable to the early days of Tremendous or MBlock. Is this a new one, or have people known about it for a while and I just missed it? (Either way, thanks UMChick77)
|6 days 21 hours ago||I remember Lawrence||
I remember Lawrence Funderburke. He was pretty good--except that he was a different person, playing a different sport, probably 20 years ago.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Hoke also graduated most, if||
Hoke also graduated most, if not all, of his seniors. He rebuilt the defense into a formidable unit, from the shambles GERG left behind. He actually defeated Ohio State and won a BCS bowl, lucky as those occurrences might have been. Yeah, he did some dumb stuff and ultimately failed at Michigan--but 'a complete embarrassment" is a bit excessive.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Ryan||
The fact is, Jake Ryan did not generate sacks, turnovers, or other "big" defensive plays at a MLB, whereas he had been doing that as a SLB. That's what I meant by "impact," Perhaps "impact" was a poor word choice, since I obviously can't deny that a guy who makes a lot of tackes has an "impact." But it's certainly a different kind of "impact," and in the context of my post above (in which I asserted that predicting the performance of a defense tends to be more difficult when inexperienced players will be inserted or experienced players will change positions), that's a relevant factor.
I'm not arguing that Ryan should have stayed at SLB or that the over front was a mistake or anything like that. Distilled to its essence, all I'm really saying is that when you move people around on the defense, the production you get from them at the new spot isn't always the same as what you were getting at the old spot.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Rudock||
I wouldn't be too worried. Hocking the ball at a pawn shop would be treating it like gold pants, not a gold ball.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Hoke WRs||
Hoke was kind of unlucky with WR recruting. Treadwell looked like he was coming for the longest time. Burbrige probably would have come to M but didn't have the grades. He did sign Drake Harris, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy. And Funchess turned pro early (though Hoke gets only partial credit there, considering he thought Funchess was a TE).
Hoke also signed Cole, but was fired before he arrived.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Grad transfers||
Harbaugh also may have a bit more pull than Hoke did.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hasek was pretty good.||
Hasek was pretty good.
|1 week 1 day ago||Uncalled for.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Popularity is no substitute||
Popularity is no substitute for truth.
|1 week 2 days ago||This kind of comment is why I||
This kind of comment is why I cringed when I saw this topic appear on the board.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm pretty sure Dave Brandon||
I'm pretty sure Dave Brandon is a Republican too. So why don't we talk about that? Or, better yet, let's just observe the no-politics rule.
|1 week 2 days ago||Furious Five||
Wait--I thought Grandmaster Flash was one of the Furious Five himself?