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|12 hours 5 min ago||Even an unkempt penis ...||
Even an unkempt penis is right twice a year?
|2 days 6 hours ago||Only Thing||
A competent legal department would not have gone down the "determined pedophile can't be stopped" route. A good lawyer would say:
Wait, that invites an immediate response of 'Well, one way they can be stopped is by taking reports of assault seriously, investigating them, and reporting people to the authorities - it's really hard to be an active pedophile when you're doing consecutive terms for raping kids at Cooper Street U.' Why not just say that we take this very seriously, are completing our investigation, and deeply regret any sexual assault that took place?
Bad lawyers start making excuses in their apologies, and get the school into the WaPo Editorial Page.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Let me explain.||
A rival school in our conference has a scandal unfolding that is potentially very similar to the Sandusky - Joe Paterno scandal at Penn State.
The fact that one of the three leading papers in the U.S. is spilling ink to decry MSU's actions in the face of persistent evidence of sexual assault of minors is noteworthy. It may have ramifications in their athletic department, since Coach Kathy Klages was allegedly involved in the cover-up. Being in the Washington Post makes this big news. It makes it national.
All of those factors make this a very big story.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Interesting||
That's a pretty prominent pulpit from which to pillory MSU's tepid "Straight Outta Legal" statement. While I hate the underlying story, I love to see an administration get blasted for sweeping things under the carpet!
|2 days 7 hours ago||Good point||
In Cook's case, it would be better to get that letter from Ryan Leaf than say ... his dad.
The Cook Family acorns tend fall near their tree, it seems.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Good read.||
The thing I don't get, though, is the whole "even though 15 of the past 20 years have been a shit-show, I wouldn't change a thing" (paraphrasing) motif. I get the whole idea of where you've been and what you went through making you who you are, but ... yeesh. I'd want to put some of that toothpaste back in the tube.
Glad that he's found happiness and a sense of peace in his life. I'm always up for a good redemption story.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Peppers in Cleveland||
Peppers on the Browns is not that bad if they decide to use him in kick returns. He will get LOTS of opportunities in that role - perhaps more than anywhere else in the NFL.
Punt returns? Not so much.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Spot on.||
While I thought the OP's basic observation was interesting, you correctly point out that there is a story behind each one of these non-offers. Some we know (e.g., Watson, Foster, etc.) and some we don't (e.g., academic non-qualifiers, lack of interest by player, etc.).
You do a great job of telling some of those stories.
|2 days 17 hours ago||The Bang, The Bang, The Bang, The Bang||
A solid week of positive press for Michigan Football, with the concentration of Jabrill Peppers's urine insufficient to prevent him from being drafted by the team that will give him the most opportunities to return kickoffs (not, however, punts). And Taco goes in the first round too!
Great week as a fan. Bang me.
|3 days 5 hours ago||This is it!||
This is the night where we all rub our temples, and mutter "so Chantel Jennings got the ax, but Mel Kiper still has a prominent job?!"
Good luck to all the Wolverines, and to the Detroit Lions!
|3 days 5 hours ago||McCaffrey Mania||
This is fixing to be a banner day for the McCaffreys. First this, and then the first round of the draft for Christian McCaffrey.
Congrats - this will look great in Dylan's trophy case next to his Heisman.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Which Witch is Which?||
It depends on what Woodson you're referencing. If you change it to a reference to Rod Woodson, I think they compare favorably.
I think that Rod Woodson is the best well-known comparable to Peppers out there. I also think that several teams will rue not taking him within two pro seasons.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Weird||
Kind of hard to square this with the fact that they just signed a big Adidas contract. Not so clear to me that that's a Jumpman logo (seems to be an amputee if so).
Are we sure it isn't just the Chinese symbol for "man"?
|3 days 14 hours ago||LMFTFY||
The Dolphins take Charlton at #22, and this board loses its damn mind because the Lions did not take him at #21.
(Like the rending of garments here when KCP was - IMO intelligently - taken over Trey Burke.)
|3 days 14 hours ago||Invade?||
That's kind of like when the U.S. invaded The Bay of Pigs. Too few invaders to be successful, bad execution, and generally poorly-planned. With a false impression that "the people" would take up the cause and join in the insurrection.
And the troops were undisciplined to boot. OIHO? Seemed like a good idea at the time ... .
|3 days 14 hours ago||Disagree.||
I'd rather watch OSU practice than eat your eyeballs (or mine). And I really dislike OSU.
|3 days 14 hours ago||One in first.||
I think Taco Charlton goes in the first, with Peppers high in the second and Wormley in the middle of the second. Butt slips to the third, and Darboh and Chesson go in the fourth or fifth. All of which is a WAG, without much research.
The fun thing will be if Malik McDowell slips into the late second round or the third round. Especially after the Connor Cook debacle last year. WOTS is that McDowell's interviews were among the worst ever at the combine, and certainly some of the worst this year. "Come to Michigan State, where even if you somehow avoid trouble with the law and display exceptional potential, people still question your character and drive."
|4 days 5 hours ago||MSC Sighting||
Also, did not realize that Mary Sue Coleman was now acting as President of the AAU. A good role for her, I think.
She writes the intro to the report the OP cites - which is why I bring this up.
|4 days 5 hours ago||One thing for sure.||
That thing was written by lawyers on behalf of MSU as part of a litigation and damage-control strategy. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with that - but Jebus, could that be less heartfelt and more corporate?
This moves the needle not a bit.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Should Go To The Ringer||
She writes well, has a good sense of humor, and would be a perfect fit at The Ringer.
Cumong, Simmons - get on this!
|4 days 11 hours ago||Picture With The Pope||
A friend of mine got a private audience with Pope John Paul II years ago (his mother was a secretary at the Archdiocese, and was able to get the audience through the Archdiocese). He had the picture on his mantle, and showed it to me - understandably proud of it.
I told him I had seen it before. He was puzzled, because it was my first time over to his house. I told him I had seen it before, but on the Pope's mantle.
|4 days 16 hours ago||It all goes to The Vatican Gift Shop||
They have all the papal gifts for resale, plus they have tiny music playing during business hours.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Funny Hat for the Pope?||
I'm guessing that, after Harbaugh left, His Holiness asked his assistants: "(n)ow who exactly is that charming crazy man who gave me the funny hat? I already have plenty of funny hats, but none so shiny!"
Nice encounter - shame that Pope Francis is unlikely to have a man cave, given that he lives in a modest Vatican apartment.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Tough questions.||
If only there were a resource, updated periodically, that compiled such information. Like in three ring binders. A comprehensive compendium of all things relate to Michigan sports. If only.
One can dream, can't one?
(One of the live wolverines was Biff, and he was ornery.)
|5 days 13 hours ago||Really?||
You mean I can't throw the football in the Sistine Chapel either?!?
|5 days 14 hours ago||DADDY||
|5 days 17 hours ago||Devin Gardner 2.0?||
Magnus says that Milton reminds him of Devin Gardner. That sounds pretty damned good to me - I remain convinced that the coaching and OC changes probably hurt Gardner as much as any other player during the RichRod/Hoke years.
Looks like a great fit for Harbaugh's system.
|6 days 6 hours ago||A Guess||
I couldn't listen to it either, but if the guess was that it was built between AD 30 and 50, that's not far off at all. I believe that was built around AD 125.
Just a WAG.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Il Squadra ... il Squadra ... il Squadra||
Il Squadra, Il Squadra, Il Squadra, Il Squadra - A Roma!!!!!!
The press Michigan is getting (Rome trip, draft this week, baseball ascendant, softball holding its usual high course, great hockey coach) is fantastic.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Urban at Utah||
This is genius:
The further point being that many people have looked like Urban Meyer at Utah, but not many have blossomed (albeit like a Voodoo Lily) like Meyer at OSU.
Fit matters, and Pearson is almost assuredly a great fit on the administrative and alumni side. Plus a great hockey coach who loves Michigan. I'm am fully down with this hire.