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|1 day 33 min ago||Even Saban doesn't have that size of balls||
At this point in the game, you lock a kid up if you can. It's one thing in July to say: "take your visits". In mid-January you don't encourage a kid to "go hang around with those other really convincing coaches at another marquee program".
|1 day 35 min ago||Because most of the experts don't believe him||
Hence their ballz to UM. That and the other news that the visit was on point.
|1 day 37 min ago||One completely uninformed guess||
Is that the visit was a hit, Solomon is most likely coming to UM, but doesn't want to take the surprise out of the public announcement. Hence, after news spreads of the great visit, Solomon saying: still love Bama.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Occam's razor||
I'd say the simplest and most likely explanation is that he doesn't want the public to know where he's going, so after a day with great quotes about Harbaugh he balances with great quotes about Bama
|1 day 14 hours ago||Not with their air||
You can't do physical activities in their air, that is, unless Harbaugh can get the gov't to shut down the factories and taxis like they did for the Olympics.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fair point||
If room and board aren't free, the 50K will likely not turn into much savings, even for those who eschew high livin'
|1 week 1 day ago||For some||
I agree that this is the case for many students.
At the same time, what would hold stronger value for some of these kids: a degree or $200,000. With $200,000, you can still go get an instate degree for less and have some savings.
|1 week 1 day ago||Window dressing||
Correct--for many the CC offer will be window dressing, but so is the degree that many current scholar-athletes get (or don't get when they don't graduate).
I actually like the CC possibilities, as the CC can provide you actionable work skills (carpentry, welding, etc.) better than taking a smattering of liberal arts classes at a university can.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||I'll join||
Similar boat as KC as to how much a loss in this game will impact me as a fan. At the end of the day, I won't think about a loss in this bowl for more than a day. I still think about the Iowa and OSU losses. And last year's MSU for that matter.
On the flip side, I see the momentum and recruiting arguments. Win the game, then have fun.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||IIRC Aaron Curry ran a 4.55||
Was 4th pick of 2009 draft. Productive college player who busted the 4.55 at the combine. Never panned out, but that was the talk of the draft was his 4.55.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm a doctor of journalism, godd****t||
So I was lounging in Denny's waiting for this pincy-eyed dude to reassert his oilhair after a little romp with a middle-aged woman that would score a 4 on the Trump-hot scale. He leaves and says can we get two to-go coffee's on the Redbirds budget. Someone brings them coffees, but they're already gone.
This other group of people is sitting there and they got at least one member who had straws and other light garbage floating around him. He was planetoid sized, but had muscle. Intense stare. Family was saying something about how the coaching wing of the mitten was full up. So then a steely-eyed man with a moptop walks in with a little pug on a leash and starts telling everyone in the group that "you have a job" and "you have a job".
Group of people gets excited. Smiles. Lots of gleaming teeth. Not from around here. As they walked out, I saw they left a blue hat on the table. It's a huge hat. I run out to the parking lot to tell them they forgot the hat. Nah man, we don't need that anymore.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Gonzo recruiting||
but even less coherent
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I respect him||
and would like him if he weren't coaching at MSU or other rival schools. His willingness to sacrifice games against MD and other B1G opponents to prep for us is maddening as a Michigan fan.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Unless its like last year's TE recruiting||
In which case we'll end up with everyone we want except one and a random Top-10 OL we're not even talking about.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||^^^||
Couldn't have said it better myself. Speight is a zen padawan like Rudock before him.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I'll bite||
2016 - Bama, UM, Washington, OSU
2016.1 - 52 UM 17 MSU
2016.2 - 41 UM 10 IU
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Funny how things work out||
In 2013/2014, this would have read:
A backfield with Shane Morris, Derrick Green, Ty Isaac, with Brian Cole and Drake Harris split wide? Top 200 offensive line haul? 2016 is going to be a lot of fun!
Correct conclusion, but different reality.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||23 QB hits||
This is the stat I'm looking at. We cleanly knocked Colorado's QB, a tough player, out of the game. I would not want our QBs to go up against our defense. Might pull off a TD or two throwing in the teeth of a blitz, but going to get beat to pulp. I think this really helps against spread to run QBs--they get hit each time they run and get hit each time they sit in the pocket. Eventually they break, whether mentally, physically, or both.
Props to the Colorado QB, who didn't break mentally, and physically was hurt from a run rather than a QB hit.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||As someone who doesn't know the rest of the country||
Which Dlines are better?
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Still laughing as I type||
between you and Drake, this made my day
|22 weeks 16 hours ago||My favorite part of this play||
My favorite part of this play isn't even Denard, it's Tae Odoms erasing their nose tackle.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Gotcha||
I dig your style and get where you're coming from. Sounds like we're on different sides of the fence but aren't trying to be jerks to anyone.
A couple of thoughts: one, odds are your wife and daughter have probably already been in a bathroom with a transgender person and didn't know it. If someone with a dick but who presents female does anything other than enter a stall, close it, and go to the bathroom, she/he will get in trouble. It's just like if a dude (gender) with a dick tries to peek over the stall regardless of which restroom he's in. If a dude whips it out near the sinks of the mens room and starts acting stupid, he'll get arrested.
I get the general point, though, that some straight dude creep might use this ruling as a way to creep on girls/women. But anything creepy he does will get him arrested anyway, so why put the transgendered in harms way? My wife is a school teacher and we're both in education and I think: man, some students are going to take advantage of this (not necessarily to creep on girls, but entering the wrong bathroom just to get attention/stir things up, because that's what teens do). I think the balance of the scales tips in favor of safety of transgender at the moment, but I'm willing to admit I don't know what this change would bring.
I'm generally pro decentralization of government as well. But I don't follow your state's rights argument since the city of Charlotte decided what was best for them but then the state gov't decided to overrule them. If the state wants to overrule a city government, they might as well be prepared to be overruled by the fed.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||So you say||
You say that we should just stick to sports but then proceed to not stick to sports. I'm not going to say that's contradictory, but that's contradictory.
There are quite a few solutions to this issue that do not require people who are born with male genitalia but who are feminine in look and behavior to use a mens room where they are often assaulted or harrassed. Unisex bathrooms are one option. Europe has 'em. We have them. Just not everywhere yet, and that will take time.
Have you taken the time to look at the research on transgender people? It's not pretty--their suicide rates are many times that of non transgender and even well above that of our soldiers with PTSD. I imagine some people are choosing to be transgender, but I don't believe whatsoever that there aren't some people who truly have desires and behaviors that are typical of the opposite gender from their sex. The downsides of being transgender heavily outweigh whatever upsides there might be.
Am I right to assume that you would treat kindly someone who came into the mens bathroom dressed as a woman? Should that person just announce to the bathroom: "don't worry, y'all. I have a dick"? Should she whip it out for proof?
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Morally right?||
What part of the new testament and specifically the words of Jesus (I'm assuming by your tagline that you derive your moral high ground from the Bible, specifically the NT) address bathroom usage? What part of love your neighbor as yourself says that people have to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth sex rather than current gender?
|27 weeks 3 hours ago||I've done some gardening and did not know about the huggle||
I've done some gardening and did not know about the huggle. Not only do I get to see awesome photos of you and others building healthy communities, but I get to learn at the same time. Keep it up, Mr. Smith!
Also, that new eating shirt with FL and MI in it is the coolest one I've seen. Respect to your shirt designer(s).
|29 weeks 1 day ago||North Carolina is a big state||
What city/town are you moving to? Mostly the choices are two: AT&T or TWC. Both jerk you around after your one year sign-up deal is up, even if you're pretty good at calling in to cancel and get a better deal.
I believe you can get BTN through either, and I managed to get it a la carte, but again, I am that annoying guy on the phone.
Most any bar with at least 5 TVs will have BTN. Just call ahead of time to make sure they'll keep a TV dedicated to the UM game. Nice thing about NC is that football is not as important to many as basketball is, so you can usually get a TV dedicated to UM even if UNC or NC State is on at the same time.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||The fellas||
The fellas were ballin' today
|32 weeks 6 days ago||In my view||
Re-building the UM image/brand/legacy such as to improve the attractiveness of UM to recruits is the #1 purpose of these camps. There is no doubt to me these camps are to help Michigan with recruiting, both directly (meeting recruits) and indirectly (media attention, building respect for UM, gaining fans in the South).
The reason it is working so well, though, is because Harbaugh does truly love football and is just as happy coaching a middle school kid as a D-1 prospect. His love for the sport and for development of youth is unparallelled.
I do think it is a bit naive for us to say "maybe this helps recruiting somewhat". Jim, as much as he loves football, wouldn't be doing these camps at the magnitude he is if it weren't improving UM and the UM football team first and foremost.
I'm just glad his football soul is happy.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Sure, why not||
If I were another coach, I'd try to learn from and collegially compete with JH at these camps. I know Narduzzi was at MSU, but I do think that stuff can all go out the door if you have mutual respect for coaching talent/work ethic. If Pat Fitzgerald was hired by OSU, I think Harbaugh would still respect him and have a collegial relationship with him.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||This was the exact quote||
That I took away from the day. This and the one he's used before: happy as a pig in slop.