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|16 hours 58 min ago||Ahhh you cut and pasted that...||
don't go telling us that you wrote it down from memory...
|17 hours 5 min ago||Damn, no kidding||
I've never followed him on twitter and after this heads up and a gander, never will. Says a lot about his level of intelligence (and "intel" as well).
|17 hours 4 min ago||well said||
Brian, well said.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Evidently he doesn't vote in Coaches' poll then either||
I guess we need to get used to this, hopefully not for too long.
|2 days 10 hours ago||ok||
This is the "yan" of my thoughts. This is rock bottom possibility of things.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Negged||
because they didn't spell "schmuck" correctly.
|3 days 15 hours ago||This is good||
This is good
|6 days 15 hours ago||Need not be a student||
Done. I figured this was for enrolled students only, but anyone can vote.
|1 week 4 days ago||Home made atole!||
Home made atole!
|1 week 4 days ago||Is this Christmas already?||
Is this Christmas already? Oh! Then I want a Tesla, a case of Glenlivet, and while your at it, throw in a $10M trust account. Thanks Santa, you be the best!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Moreover||
THAT thread degenerated to the point where it got zapped entirely... (thanks mods)
|1 week 6 days ago||At this point||
I do in fact believe in jinxes, fate, what have you. And we're all screwed...
|1 week 6 days ago||Some of the better news||
of the day!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||None of that.||
He just looked sternly across the table and said "May I trouble you for the salt?"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wow!||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Noooooooooo not based on what||
Noooooooooo not based on what we just saw at the end of that game
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yessir they were, but Miles should have used that TO||
Yessir they were, but Miles should have used that TO
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You mean to say, the lesser of two weevils...||
You mean to say, the lesser of two weevils...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Agony of Victory||
The Agony of Victory
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||This is hysterically funny||
This is hysterically funny
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I agree totally with this||
During the past several years we have been suffering through wild coaching and personnel changes as the Athletic Department and the football program in particular ty to find their way, but much moreso through new and uncharted territory in which a semi-pro culture is emerging in college football and basketball, one conditioned by economic shifts affecting the whole country. This trend is inevitable, and I cannot fathom how it would even be possible for present-day major universities and athletic departments to fully comprehend what is going on and move accordingly, unless - perhaps - they take the SEC road and place athletics above scholarship. At least it appears to me that this is the SEC road, some may disagree.
I think that there is more to SEC football success than simply the economics involved - certainly population shift has played a role. However it appears that many SEC schools and a few others around the country are willing to invest heavily in their football programs. It could be that some in those environments actually argue that this will help with the academic side as well. At the least, such an argument wouldn't surprise me.
However, Michigan is not about all that. Academically it has much more in common with the Stanfords, the Northwesterns, Ivy League and other private institutions than it does with a lot of state universities. I'd say that most of the Big Ten - including even Ohio State - fall into the same category and that they are facing the same challenges, or will. It is notable in this regard that even the OSU alumni fanbase is looking at that school's practices, and then over their shoulder at what's been happening in Ann Arbor, and wondering if they're next.
I also assume - be real we're all speculating a lot here - that there is going to be a big difference in the perspectives of Michigan alumni versus those of the non-alumni fanbase. From my perch, I don't want to see anything that would take away from the academic standing of the University. Even within that, I get concerned that athletics and business seem to be getting plenty, while areas such as Humanities are being left to founder.
However, with all that said, I hope that the Admin decides to pony up the $15-20M needed to replace the current coaching staff with a new regime. I hope that we can have our cake and eat it too, if only in the relative short run. The long run is territory that is unknown and completely alien to the culture that developed during the first 125 years or so of Michigan football.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||They already served their purpose||
HUGE didn't seem to get that point on his show today, though he has a hard time "getting" anything.
Maybe he can do phone contests for them, call them memorabilia. He'd probably go for that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Very impressive and||
Very impressive and comforting after all of this.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I thought it was...||
the lesser of two weevils...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I remember that article. My||
I remember that article. My brother (the one who ended up being a Sparty) was lying on the couch reading the paper and made fun of his name. My other brother was at Michigan then, and went to the OSU game that fall.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No disagreement here||
No disagreement here
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Meanwhile in NM discussion||
Meanwhile in NM discussion all speculation about who replaces Hoke, Brandon...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Especially after ROTC building was burned down||
Things kind of changed when ROTC was basically driven off campus.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Racism isn't same as prejudice||
Racism - at least in this society - is a construction that is about domination and control of people of color. Prejudice may be "natural" - it's based on lack of knowledge of/exposure to other people. Racism however involves power, privilege and above all supremacy. It's expressed by people who are afraid of losing what they perceive that they have. They may in fact not have much, but at least in this society they believe that they have their "whiteness." Add that to a twitter account, and it's easy for them to let loose with it - especially when they have an anonymous account.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Regents don't say much about||
Regents don't say much about the university, they never have, they don't have to and it's not very conducive to how they and others want the place run.