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|23 hours 25 min ago||Amen||
It's nice to see that somebody has some sense around here.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Or...||
68% find it disrespectful.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Well...||
...the history of the Irish and American Indians in this country aren't exactly the same. But I'd be happy to stop using the term "Fighting Irish" if people are really hurt by it.
Another note: Everyone should drink anytime a discussion of racism in contemporary America is turned toward the history of the Irish in this country. It's the go-to talking point for ignoring the realities faced by people of color!
|1 day 18 hours ago||anecdotal evidence is anecdotal||
And no one is denying that some American Indians are not offended by it.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Three American Indian high schools use it||
That's not a lot. And then they're self-applying it. There's a big difference there.
All of the American Indians I've ever known thought the term was a slur. And they were not people who went around looking to be offended by things. They had lives to live.
It's also not about being offended, as such. It's about being demeaned. You might be offended if I say I don't like your mother's apple pie, but you'd presumably more upset if I knew you offline and insisted on referring to you as "Captain Idiot Jerk-Face." I doubt that in latter instance you'd shrug your shoulders and say, "Well, everyone is offended sometimes."
|1 day 23 hours ago||It doesn't matter||
Many American Indians are offended by it. Some admittedly are not. But "many" is enough.
If I call someone Ned, and he says, "Hey, my name is John," I'm going to apologize and say, "Oh, that's my mistake." And I'll call him John from there on out...And this is a very generous way of painting the Washington situation.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I wouldn't spend 1/10th of the time I do on this blog...||
...if I didn't think it was being run by good guys...Darker Blue, glad you had a great day...Seth, I hope things are going as well for your family as they can right now. It says a lot that you thought to give to someone else at a time like this.
|5 days 14 hours ago||something else the boxscore doesn't capture:||
The play in the 2nd half in which DG was smoked by an unblocked DB but still managed to stay on his feet, spin away, and deliver a catchable ball to a WR.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Agreed||
We saw a young unit still finding itself in a new system. How good wiil it be this year? I don't know, but this was a solid effort that shouldn't,IMO, change anyone's opinion of where the season is going (for good or bad).
|5 days 17 hours ago||Green||
It was a relief to see him display the vision that he did. This was easily his best day at Michigan, IMO. I was afraid we were forever going to see him plow into the backs of lineman.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I doubt people are using MDMA everyday in the morning too||
I don't know about cocaine. But anything that makes you feel good offers an escape from depression, even if it's only for one or two nights per week. Our hypothetical person might also be drinking on the other nights or smoking pot or whatever.
Long story short: I don't think you can expect self-medication to align perfectly with rational, consistent treatment of a mental health issue. So I don't have trouble imagining someone using E to deal with depression.
|6 days 19 hours ago||MDMA||
I believe it can also blow out your serotonin system, so to speak, if you use it enough.
|6 days 19 hours ago||yep||
I don't understand why that's hard to understand. People self-medicate for anxiety and depression with booze, pot, cocaine, you name it.
That doesn't mean it's a good idea. If anything, it shows you why people need to connect with doctors.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I thought Brian made...||
...a good point on WTKA a day or so ago, namely that it's not a good sign (I'm paraphrasing) that the defensive coaches thought (seemingly) all offseason that Countess could be part of a press man scheme and then, after the ND game, said, "Oh...you know who's not at all built for press man? Blake Countess."
|1 week 19 hours ago||Makes me feel better||
It's always stressful when Mom and Dad are fighting.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Agreed||
IIRC, Magnus liked Isaac coming out of high school better than Green or Smith. And he rushed for 5.9 ypc last year, which is impressive even if he often played in garbage time.
|1 week 20 hours ago||this was such an odd game||
As I've thought more about it, I think you have to see the absence of Gallon as a big part of what happened. DG lost his safety valve, and he went from having two known quantities (Gallon and Funchess) to just one. Gallon was almost always there to make big plays even when Michigan was fundamentally unsound last year. On Saturday, in contrast, the basic structure of the offense was better, but only Funchess was there to put any Zissou on the field.
|1 week 21 hours ago||yep - I was wrong||
See my 2nd reply to Reader71.
|1 week 22 hours ago||It did feel worse||
And I take back my explanation for why 2009's ypc was less than 2012's. The biggest difference between the two years was Denard: 5.1 ypc on 69 carries in 2009 v. 7.2 ypc on 177 carries in 2012.
|1 week 23 hours ago||That surprised me too||
I just looked at the 2009 stats, and my guess is that sacks of Forcier were the difference. He only rushed for 2 ypc that year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Excellent||
You have yourself a deal. And I hope I lose.
|1 week 1 day ago||I cannot upvote this idea enough!||
My hat is off to you, resph1.
I hate to bet against the team, but I will happily give $50 to Hope for Pahokee if Michigan wins more than eight games this year (including the bowl).
Anyone willing to give $50 to Hope for Pahokee if Michigan wins eight or fewer games?
|1 week 1 day ago||My confidence in the Hoke regime is very shakey||
But his press conferences are not one of the reasons for this. Most of us would be happy if he were winning games but using his press conferences to discuss his ideas about alchemy.
|1 week 1 day ago||He was referring to a medical redshirt?||
I don't know, but that could happen despite Peppers playing the first game - not that I expect this to occur.
EDIT: beaten to the punch by resph1.
|1 week 1 day ago||2006?||
PSU's QB(s) had a bad day against Michigan that year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ross||
It would be a shame in my non-expert opinion to have him sit for big chunks of the year. He brings a lot of fire to the table, it always seems to me. And Michigan can use all of that it can get.
|1 week 1 day ago||Curious George||
He's an underrated coaching candidate. He's never stuck in a rut.
|1 week 2 days ago||you were right!||
I incorrectly said "at Iowa" instead of "at home to Iowa." It's fixed now.
|1 week 2 days ago||A good call||
Faeries are always either high on meth or trying to score meth. You don't want them around.
|1 week 2 days ago||I agree re: Va Tech and Washington||
But playing them both in the same season is pretty cool.