FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|1 week 6 days ago||TIGERZZZZZZ!||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Fun stuff! Keep teeing off!||
Fun stuff! Keep teeing off!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Water. Need to catch a 6am||
Water. Need to catch a 6am flight in the morning. Meanwhile - Coke? I was worried this would happen...
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||You still have that???||
You still have that???
|6 weeks 2 days ago||They just HAD to show that||
They just HAD to show that hit on Vincent Smith...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah!||
I thought it was supposed to be "Murican!"
|12 weeks 5 days ago||correctomundo||
i failed to put a "one" in there...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Set to make millions||
Sterling paid $3M up front for Clippers. If he sells them he will rake it in.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Which is why it's OT||
Still has very much to do with a topic of discussion in this blog, tho!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||@ Zirin||
All that post does is point out that, yes, Zirin is a well-published author. I listed books, he has written for ESPN and tons of other online and print publications for a long time. Also, there are folks on this blog that will in fact be interested in at least some of what he has written.
That doesn't mean that I think you, or anyone else seeing this, need agree with his perspective. However, his voice as it pertains to not only this but many other debates having to do with sports is valid, and he raises legit questions.
Now, as for the politics bit - sigh. We say that we want to avoid politics on this blog, but at the same time they are often rather unavoidable. The whole unionization question did not begin with this post, and it is inherently political, in that it raises questions of policy and how that policy, or set of policies, gets determined, the interests involved, exercise of power and influence, etc.
The same could be said of what just happened with McGary. On the pages of this blog, the policy of the NCAA regarding marijuana use (and the related punishment) has been ridiculed. Drew Sharp, meanwhile - as to be expected because it involves a Michigan player - is taking the personal responsibility route and criticizing McGary. It is in fact a highly politicized issue that involves a college athlete, within a much broader context nationally involving the whole marijuana decriminalization debate. At least I can't think about the narrow issue/question without thinking about that broader context, and the question of just why the NCAA would have such penalties on the books at this point in time. I suppose that there are those who think that the University should share the NCAA perspective - but it does not.
With all that said, I still look to this blog first of all to help me keep up with Michigan sports, especially football, bball, hockey. At same time, the blog has offered plenty of insights about the broader context in which all that takes place - I don't think it would be about the University of Michigan if it did not.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||OK Tough Guy!||
My bet is that even you would find something of interest in any of the following books written by Dave Zirin over the past decade or so. The guy's been quite prolific, is all about provocation (ie getting people to THINK, whether you agree or disagree...) He has a sizeable fanbase.
Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports
People’s History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play
The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World
Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States
Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down
Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love
Muhammad Ali Handbook
Zirin also knows his stuff about sports. He's the rare thinking sportswriter (the opposite of what we all routinely complain about on this blog!) Golfers beware, however, he doesn't consider that to be a "sport."
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Backstory says otherwise||
While the meetings may or may not have involved Fitzgerald directly, NU players have been subjected to three-on-one sessions with NUAD and university personnel during which time they have been pressured to vote against the union.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||"Really fucking stupid"||
"Really fucking stupid" because it would mess with your personal entertainment needs? I take it he does not pay you to be his advisor...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Mini melt-down commences out||
Mini melt-down commences out here...
|17 weeks 3 days ago||About time!||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||so SWEET to get a new commit!||
so SWEET to get a new commit! And a great one at that! GO BLUE!!!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||A double post?||
A double post?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Well now, here we go||
Let's beat 'em three times this year!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Are they calling this game?||
Or are they just doing a Sparty rah-rah informercial. These guys are unbelievable.
|19 weeks 14 hours ago||Lying in the grass.||
Lying in the grass.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||??||
And you get 20%, right?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||my dog's a heeler||
She's fast as hell and has great swivel in her hips, along with amazing leaping ability. She's a Woodson or a Marlin Jackson, at the very least.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Beating Crean||
I love it when we beat Sparty. I love it when we beat Ohio State. I love it when we beat Wisconsin. For some reason though there is nothing that feels much better than beating Tom Crean. What an asshole. I thought that we were going to boot this one. Thanks to the team for hanging in there.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Pitino looks like Peewee||
Pitino looks like Peewee Herman.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Somebody tell these guys to||
Somebody tell these guys to take it inside...
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Sparty gives up!||
Can't remember when I've seen that before.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Congratulations! It's always||
Congratulations! It's always great to welcome someone as part of the fam!
|21 weeks 3 days ago||????||
So let me get this straight - There are people who want the team to do poorly so that we then have an outside chance at Jim Harbough?????
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Funny!||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Love the second part...||
and as a chavista, I approve of the second part of it...