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|13 hours 41 min ago||Dean Smith was a class guy through and through||
His anti-segregation efforts are described in the link below.
A sampe of the article:
|15 hours 14 min ago||An old Michigan Daily article suggests you are correct||
The point stands that he was in much worse shape than Harris, but I concede that may not mean Harris sees the field again.
|15 hours 49 min ago||That was different||
Bass was reportedly lucky to still be able to walk after his knee injury. Harris can still come back from this...But I take your general point. Ugh.
|15 hours 53 min ago||I agree with most of that||
My points are only that focusing on marijuana while ignoring alcohol has no basis in science and that this is a different issue than the legality of screening for marijuana use but not alcohol use. I agree with you that an employer should be allowed to screen for marijuana but not alcohol use, but I also think doing so is dumb.
|16 hours 12 min ago||There's a difference, though, between being silly and...||
...being something that the law should prohibit. From a purely medical/job performance standpoint, it's pretty hard to justify firing someone for testing positive for marijuana when that same person likely would have been fine drinking five shots of whiskey per night so long as she did her job well.
I'm not arguing that the law shouldn't allow employers to make decisions based on marijuana use. I'm simply saying it doesn't make any sense.
And, FWIW, I rarely even drink, so none of this means anything to me personally.
|18 hours 14 min ago||In Stauskas's last five games...||
...he's scoring 8.4 ppg and hitting 46.7% from three. The points obviously aren't anything great, but it's nice to see him having at least some success.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Chatman||
I'm not going to make a prediction about minutes, but I think we'll see him play much better next year. I think cerebral players - and I believe he is one - sometimes don't succeed right away because they have too many thoughts racing through their heads at once. Coach Beilein mentioned in the preseason that Chatman had picked up Michigan's concepts really quickly, but then he looked lost during games. Next year, though, being in a game won't be so new to him, and his talent and intelligence should shine through.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I know the article is satire, but...||
The chances of being a lawyer who can pay his/her bills while still having a fulfilling professional life are very low.
|2 days 13 hours ago||The kid visited Cal on his own dime||
It doesn't seem crazy to say he's thinking about Michigan.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I don't know about this||
We're talking about a teenager (20 year old?) who at times failed to entertain me to the extent that I wished to be entertained. I have little sympathy and am glad that another sporting-man will replace him for my amusement.
Another sore spot: The so-called "reforms" Mr. Lloyd George has proposed are going to rob this country of what makes it great.
|2 days 16 hours ago||IIRC||
He mentioned Brown commitment date a long time ago. I'm not sure it's what he's still planning.
As for Jackson, he's never expressed any interest in Michigan, right?
|2 days 16 hours ago||It's the...||
..."they don't foul*" part that I dislike and don't respect.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I am that one guy||
You don't need to apologize, Brian. I can see that your heart is in the right place even if you're a little lost right now.
|2 days 16 hours ago||You are correct||
McGary is the lone victory against the big guys.
|3 days 12 hours ago||India all the way!||
I was there about a month ago and have to root for my recent host country. Also, there will be no lack of appreciation for a victory if India wins. They love cricket.
|3 days 12 hours ago||And they stop and take lunch in the middle of the day||
Cricket is for the sporting gentleman who is not looking to exert himself too much.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Follow up quote||
"All of us cougars here at the zoo agree Mike is the best member of the staff by a wide margin."
|1 week 3 hours ago||My guess is that Banksy is behind this||
It's too funny to be real.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Not a joke||
Michigan needs a viable center other than Kugler in case he goes down. You can't count on Glasgow, harsh as that may sound, and Bars apparently isn't ready. It's also possible that Michigan will be better with Cole at center and LTT at LT than they are with Kugler at center and Cole at LT.
|1 week 16 hours ago||I always laugh at that picture, because...||
...the look on the cat's face says, "This f-ing guy..."
|1 week 16 hours ago||Thanks for writing that||
I went to the Air Force museum, which has a Mercury craft and a Gemini craft, many times as a kid. I would always marvel at the fact that the astronauts had agreed to be put on top of a giant rocket and shot into space in something that is not much bigger than a phone booth. It took a lot of courage - and maybe a little bit of madness - to do that.
Cool story, bro: I also met John and Annie Glenn when I was a kid. They were as personable and classy as you would expect from reading about them.
|1 week 1 day ago||A few additions||
Chris Wormley is "a beast." Willie Henry is doing well. The DL had too many coaches last year.
Kalis looks like a different player and might play some center (the latter point was just Ray guessing). Ray said Kalis wasn't coached properly previously. I'm not sure if he was referring to the previous staff or his high school coaches or both.
This may not be the exact quote, but Ray said something like, "This team will be tougher than the last four combined."
|1 week 1 day ago||double post||
|1 week 1 day ago||Just my guess:||
You have to be comfortable not to revert to your lizard brain, and I doubt any of the QBs are comfortable right now. And Morris's lizard brain says, "THROW THE BALL AS HARD AS YOU CAN."
|1 week 2 days ago||It seems like Michigan has backed off of Thornton||
I know I'm not the only one on the board who thinks that, though I have no idea why Michigan would would back off of him.
|1 week 2 days ago||What's not to like?||
This dated but still-relevant quote from a Big Ten coach captures a lot of the problem:
They are talented this year - I don't dispute that. But a lot of Wisconsin basketball, year in and year out, is based on working the officials rather than playing skillfully. Bo Ryan's central philosophy seems to be that a team should do everything it can get away with even if it violates the spirit (and often letter) of the rules and even if it sucks the joy out of the game. And then he'll hound the refs, his long-time enablers, as if his team is being robbed all game long.
I know everyone does these things to some extent, but it's usually not the core of a program. We can at least contrast Ryan with Beilein, who wants his team to win by playing cleanly and out-shooting, out-passing, out-picking, etc. their oppoents.
To be clear, I concede that Wisconsin has been a very good team and is again this year. I'm just explaining why they're a bucket of ocelot piss in terms of in-game ethics.
|1 week 3 days ago||This wasn't a meme, but...||
When Brandon made his "my personality is to the best of my ability" comment, someone posted, "Did he just fail the Turing Test?"
I've told non-readers of the blog about that because I thought it was so funny.
|1 week 3 days ago||If you blow a .86...||
...you are a bottle of grain alcohol.
|1 week 3 days ago||Michigan had the POY in Burke and had...||
...scored 71, 78, 87, 79, and 61 points in that tournament (the 61 coming against Syracuse's zone). The sort of person who knows about teams' reputations probably knew how Michigan played.
But, as I said, ratings are nearly meaningless. People like NCAA basketball - there's no doubt about that. I'm not arguing that a UVA-Wisconsin final would kill the sport (though I wouldn't watch). But whether people like free-flowing basketball more than grindy, slow-down basketball is another story. And it defies common sense to argue that they prefer the latter. Americans like speed and points.
|1 week 3 days ago||Per Sam Webb||
He has family in the area. You could see this visit as a free family reunion if you wanted to be cynical and pessimistic.