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|1 week 16 hours ago||Derryck Thornton's dad has||
Derryck Thornton's dad has told a few people that Spike Albrecht might end up redshirting after his hip surgeries this offseason.
Spike redshirting might alleviate a potential problem re a lot of good players without enough minutes to go around (a good problem to have -- I'm not complaining), but even if he redshirts that wouldn't open up a scholarship, would it? How would we ever have room for Williams absent a Hatch medical scholarship, and wouldn't that mean that Jaylen Brown is officially out of the picture?
|1 week 16 hours ago||Jinx!||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I went from 6 to 12. Oh,||
I went from 6 to 12.
Oh, "wins." We were talking about wins.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||acquit verb [T] (DECIDE NOT||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||He did have a downfield||
He did have a downfield threat by the name of Derrick Alexander, perhaps you've heard of him. They hooked up to the tune of almost 1400 yards in 2000
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Player deciding to put his||
Player deciding to put his health over football has nothing to do with Harbaugh, and is not a reason to point and laugh at the 49ers management. We have plenty enough legitimate reasons to do so.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. As much as I've||
Agreed. As much as I've loved watching the beautiful basketball that Beilein has brought us (yay, alliteration), even our best teams have struggled against size. Even the 2013 team needed a miracle comeback to get past Jeff Withey and Kansas.
It will be really nice if, one of these days, we can turn out a team with a true center and a stretch power forward who can defend down low and rebound, so that we're not always playing David v. Goliath against the Kentuckys and Wisconsins of the world. We had a shot at that in 2013, before Mitch was injured. Oh, what might have been.
Can you imagine a typically-skilled Beilein team, with rebounding and free-throw advantages thrown in? That would be amazing. Hopefully Moritz is a step in that direction.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Great to hear that assessment||
Great to hear that assessment of Wagner. My early impression of him was that he was a potentially game-changine, 5-star level recruit, but then I started seeing people on the board suggest that we don't really need him, that Duncan Robinson would fill the same role, that another year of Max would be preferable, etc. People were all over the place about what to expect from him.
If he is really the equivalent of a top 30ish recruit, he may in fact be a game-changer -- the first true stretch 4 that Beilein has had at Michigan since Evan Smotrzy . . . Evan Smtrye . . . Evan Metrics (but a lot better, hopefully).
I'm daydreaming about an upperclassman Ricky Doyle at center, Wagner at PF, and the typical assortment of Beilein studs at the 1-3 spots. For the first time in forever (ht Disney) we may have a team with amazing offensive efficiency but also some real size/rebounding ability down low.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You miss my point. I have no||
You miss my point. I have no problem with him discussing the Fab Five in his documentary.
In the linked video, he acts as if Jalen Rose had recently called him a "bitch" and a "pussy." Which is not remotely true -- Jalen was describing how he felt about Laettner as a stupid 18 year old, but not attempting to justify those feelings.
I think Laettner's feigned offense is particularly ironic since it arises in the midst of his promoting his own documentary about how everyone hated him when he was in college.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||What I took from it was that||
What I took from it was that Jalen said this is what we thought, and boy were we wrong.
Exactly. In the linked video Laettner acts as if Jalen called him a pussy today, when Jalen actually was saying "when I was a stupid 18 year old, I thought Laettner was a pussy."
And it's particularly ironic that he whines about this while at the same time promoting his own documentary about people not liking him in college.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He was responding to an||
He was responding to an earlier poster who said that the bar for free speech should be lower for a university. He was explaining why free speech rights are generally protected at an even higher level at universities, which are an important part of the marketplace of ideas.
His comment was clearly speaking about free speech issues generally, not saying that the particular statements by the SAE racists is valuable.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Come now. He neither said||
Come now. He neither said nor implied any such thing.
Speech does not need to be deemed valuable to be protected by the First Amendment. The whole point of the First Amendment would be frustrated if speech had to pass some subjective evaluation of "worthiness" before being protected.
None of this is to defend the evil and awful conduct of the SAE members. It's just laying out some basic legal principles that would seem to restrain OU from expelling them.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely no one is denying||
Absolutely no one is denying that what the racist assholes did was horrible, evil and had no redeeming value. Some people are saying that the First Amendment nevertheless prevents them from being punished by the government for such statements. Expulsion from a state university qualifies as punishment by the government.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Just want to comment that||
Just want to comment that people really shouldn't be negging Nacho Man. He is making an arguably correct statement that the First Amendment prohibits the University of Oklahoma -- a government entity -- from punishing students for private (reprehensible) speech. He is not defending the conduct of the racist assholes.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||A tired joke can be funny in||
A tired joke can be funny in a new context. I.e., in the limited context of Harbaugh wearing an Oakland A's jersey, the joke is now funny again.
Thank you for joining us for this week's edition of "Comedy Explained."
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Don't worry about it, could||
Don't worry about it, could happen to anyone.
On an unrelated note, were you bummed when college football adopted overtime in 1996, and was 1992 your favorite Michigan football season of all time?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Dude, I know you! You're the||
Dude, I know you! You're the one who had that weird thing with your sister, right?
Sorry to blow your spot.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||First name: Omar City:||
First name: Omar
City: Baltimore, MD
High School: Edmondson HS, West Baltimore
Sports you played in HS/college: None, but I knew a guy who played lacrosse
Occupation: I rip and run
Hobbies: Enjoy whistling, especially old nursery rhymes
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This is such a nothing issue.||
This is such a nothing issue. They didn't "approve" anything -- they said that if you want to go out and try to get famous people to write a song about Michigan, go crazy. It's a free country. They didn't provide any funding, they didn't suggest that the student government would officially adopt the song in the (unlikely) event it is actually written.
Way too much ink has been spilled (uh, keyboards have been mashed?) over this non-story already.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Something can be both funny||
Something can be both funny and bad-natured at the same time. See, e.g., 50% of all insults leveled in high school.
Brian correctly realized that putting a 19-year old on blast by posting a goofy photo of him was ill-advised. But if this is the hill you want to die on, so be it.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Language isn't that rigid,||
Language isn't that rigid, and I contend that surely you can identify levels of uniqueness in a completely colloquial way.
There are many people who take that position towards language, so I recognize that your position has some merit, and I say this with all due respect:
Fuck that shit. I hate it that linguistic errors become "colloquialisms" just because people misuse a word often enough. And I hate it that dictionaries now include these misuses as alternative definitions. It literally makes my head explode.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The article says he's only||
The article says he's only spoken to Durkin once or twice since signing day. The context is that he has not been speaking to any schools much since signing day.
Not saying we have a great shot, but the suggestion that he has never really talked to Durkin is false.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Good to know that you think||
Good to know that you think 19 year olds can never be criticized. I'd love to know what happens to a kid who gets an A- or doesnt get a trophy in your world.
Oh, give me a break. Weiss is certainly already being criticized, and painfully mocked, within his community at the University of Michigan. I'm sure he was already in a world of shit before Brian joined the fray.
Saying that a website with a national platform shouldn't exponentially compound a young man's humiliation is not remotely the same thing as saying that 19 year olds can never be criticized.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This has nothing to do with||
This has nothing to do with "how social media works." His twitter feed had nothing to do with his CSG proposal.
In this day, everyone has a public online profile to some extent. That doesn't mean it's OK for a 36 year old man to mock a 19 year old by picking out a photo and essentially saying "look at this idiot."
Imagine some of the stupid shit you said or did as a 19 year old. Now imagine that, immediately after you said it, a website with a huge following, run by a grown man, posted a goofy picture of you and called you an asshole. And for the rest of your life, google searches of your name lead to that website. I'm sure you would think it's totally justified, because that's just how social media works.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||3. No one reasonably could||
3. No one reasonably could think that Brian was going to act on any "threat".
Umm, except he did act on his threat. He warned CSG members that if they voted in favor of this terrible idea he would find their social profiles and kill their search results. And as an example, he did that very thing to Adam Weiss, the progenitor of the terrible idea.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Disingenuity isn't a good||
Disingenuity isn't a good look on you, BiSB.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. Everyone recognized||
Yes. Everyone recognized that the quote was taken from Taken. (heh, taken from taken).
That he was quoting a movie doesn't change the fact that he also identified the student in question and put him on blast. No need to expose a 19 year old to public humiliation just because he had a shitty idea with absolutely zero chance of succeeding.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Umm, I don't know if you're||
Umm, I don't know if you're up to date on the show or the books, but let's cool it on the Jim Harbaugh/Robb Stark comparisons, ok?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||You cannot come over here,||
You cannot come over here, come up to the north and walk out of here with your pockets full and not give us respect.
"That's not gonna happen again, I can tell you that right now."
The north remembers, Coach Meyer. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Step off, Internet Tough Guy.||
Step off, Internet Tough Guy. It's not "talking shit" to correctly observe that Ace utilizes information from pay recruiting sites, which provide value. Besides that, the attitude that sites we like should somehow be immune to criticism is annoyingly childish and cultish.