Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|1 week 4 days ago||I think this tracking||
I think this tracking attendance idea would work and shouldnt be that difficult. In my opinion, they should just use an "opt-in" type system. You pay a fixed amount prior to the season that gives you the right to opt-in to home games (for no additional fee) during the week leading up to the game. This would be essentially be the same thing as paying for season tickets. You then have the ability to "claim" your ticket online up until some cut-off period before each game. For example, maybe you have until 12:00am the night before the game.
If you don't claim the ticket by then, you cannot attend (no refund). Any unclaimed tickets would then be assigned the upper-most seats in the student section (these seats wouldn't be general admission) and can then be resold by the university the morning of the game.
There would also be some penalty for claiming your ticket but failing to actually show up. For instance, if you claim your ticket and don't show up on two separate occasions, you lose your right to claim tickets for the rest of the season.
In my opinion this is an easy way to ensure that at least somebody will be using the tickets. this doesn't promote student-specific attendence directly, but you can reasonably envision such secondary effects:
the upper-tier seats in the student section are given away --> the students are more condensed in the remainder of the student section --> better atmosphere in the student section --> more students want to attend the game
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I really think the whole "he||
I really think the whole "he doesnt really want to be here so we don't want him here" attitude is way off base. Just because he prefers another school doesn't mean he would only come to UM kicking and screaming. it doesn't mean he wont come to enjoy ann arbor or that he won't work his ass off on the football field. Guess what... my first choice when applying to schools was not Michigan. But its the best school I got into, and I've been a diehard fan ever since.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||60% of the time they stay||
60% of the time they stay committed everytime
|42 weeks 6 days ago||youve got it right. the car||
youve got it right. the car is capable of speeds in the 100s but will be using up battery power. i believe the car can travel in the 60s without using any battery energy
|46 weeks 5 days ago||i'm afraid to ask what||
i'm afraid to ask what happened to the first two dr. hamlets
|1 year 2 weeks ago||or bielfeldted up...wait i||
or bielfeldt up...wait i don't think i did it right
|1 year 2 weeks ago||BAD MOVE!!! the comparisons||
BAD MOVE!!! the comparisons to clay mathews (which were based on the hair and nothing else) were artificially inflating his draft stock. without the hair, hes just another guy. /s
|1 year 5 weeks ago||So essentially what you are||
So essentially what you are saying is that the only statistical similarities between oladipo and hardaway are scoring and assists. Let's take a closer look at things, shall we...
Oladipo gets 1.5 more rebounds than hardaway. Take into consideration that oladipo played 7 fewer minutes per game, that Hardaway is on a team with very few good rebounders, and that these are both guards. All of a sudden, 1.5 rebounds looks like a lot.
You also didn't mention the fact that over 41% (80 / 193) of oladipo's rebounds were on the offensive end. For comparison, just over 4% of hardaway's boards were offensive (6 / 142)
also those shooting percentages, which you so casually dimissed, are pretty damn signifiant. hardaway's numbers are nothing to sneeze at, but 61% shooting percentage for a wing player is extremely efficient.
finally, those steal numbers say a lot, but perhaps not enough, about the defensive abilities of the two players. oladipo is probably one of the top two on-ball defenders in the big10 (along with craft). Not sure if you saw the trouble he gave burke. but he's also able to defend wing players (like hardaway). On the other hand, hardaway (like burke) is a below average defender.
im not saying that burke doesn't deserve to be POY, but to say that oladipo shouldnt be in the conversation, or that hardaway is even close to as valuable as oladipo, is just silly talk.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||This is actually pretty||
This is actually pretty interesting. that looks like a lot of talent competing for the RG spot. It seemed like the general concensus was Kalis at LG with braden, bosch, and bryant all competing for RG. Wonder if that means the staff is really that impressed with Braden.
There were also a number of people speculating that Morgan would move over to MLB, with Ross at WLB. If true, this would make Bolden the starter in the middle.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||to be fair I think ricardo||
to be fair I think ricardo miller predated shane morris in this position
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not sure what you're talking||
Not sure what you're talking about? He's totally gonna be part of our transfer class of 2014 (ed: see the rumors are already multiplying)
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not sure what you're talking||
Not sure what you're talking about? He's totally gonna be part of our transfer class of 2014
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Obviously there is still||
Obviously there is still hope. But if things don't work out, and your daughter is deadset on michigan, keep in mind the possibility of tranferring in. My suggestion--again, if she doesn't get in directly--would be to contact the admissions office. Ask them what schools they typically accept transfers from and what types of courses are likely to transfer over.
This is a very real option that too few students take advantage of. If she does well in her first few semesters at another school, there is a very real chance that Michigan would accept her. She would only lose one year at michigan. And future employers will only care about where she graduated from, not the school she went to for her freshman year.