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|5 days 13 hours 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?
|5 days 14 hours 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.
|5 days 14 hours 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
|6 days 20 hours 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Disingenuity isn't a good||
Disingenuity isn't a good look on you, BiSB.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|3 weeks 4 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?
|3 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 2 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I think he was trying to say||
I think he was trying to say that while 115 members were at the event, only a small subset of that number were responsible for the damage.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Are you not familiar with the||
Are you not familiar with the proverb "a bird is worth two in the bush"?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Speak into the tennis ball||
Speak into the tennis ball Stringer. Don't worry, it's just a tennis ball.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||FSU was only number 3 because||
FSU was only number 3 because it was a four-team playoff. If only two teams were playing for the title, there is absolutely no way an undefeated, defending champion from a power conference was being excluded.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This is exactly the playoff||
This is exactly the playoff scenario that I've been proposing. Now all we have to do is put together some pitch materials and mail it to the NCAA, and our dreams will become reality! Question -- do you know how to use PowerPoint?
In all seriousness, I love the idea of the first round of the playoff being at the higher seeds home field. How great would it be for the SEC teams, who regularly go an entire season without having to play below sixty degrees, to have to play in frigid temperatures up north?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Ugh. I hate this argument.||
Ugh. I hate this argument. The playoff is not perfect. But it is absolutely an improvement on what came before it.
If this was last year we would have had an Alabama/FSU championship game. Utterly ridiculous in light of what happened in the playoffs.
No matter how many teams are in the playoffs, there will always be a team complaining about being left out. Better it be the 5th, 7th, or 9th ranked team than the 3rd ranked team.
And if TCU wanted to be in the championship, they should have beaten Baylor or played some better teams as part of their out of conference schedule. They looked great against Ole Miss, but before that they gave up 61(!) points to Baylor, and squeaked by West Virginia and Kansas of all teams. There's a reason they were ranked 6th coming into the playoffs -- they weren't even the first team out.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||/s destroys all humor in a||
/s destroys all humor in a good joke. If you want people to use /s, it means that you hate humor, happiness, and all things that bring respite from the cold darkness that awaits us all.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch||
As per usual, if something I say doesn't make sense, it's probably a Simpsons reference.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||OT means "off-topic" -- if||
OT means "off-topic" -- if you start a thread that doesn't relate to Michigan sports, you need to talk it OT.
You don't have to worry about that yet because you don't have enough points to start a thread, but those will come. Just post insightful and/or humorous comments (and don't be a dick), and people will upvote your threads with the green arrow. With upvotes come points. With points comes the ability to start your own threads, etc.
On Mgoblog, first you get the points, then you get the sugar, then you get the power, and then you get the women.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Don't be an idiot. Saying||
Don't be an idiot. Saying that who the coach is is important to a football commit is not the same as saying that academics are irrelevant.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Having "bodies buried" is||
Having "bodies buried" is like having "skeletons in the closet" -- it's an expression, one that you are taking way too literally.
No one is disputing that some shady business dealings led to Prokhy's takeover of a formerly state-run nickel-manufacturing company (the source of his billions). But shady business dealings are not the same thing as being in the mafia, which you keep implying.
I know that you said at the outset of this topic that you "refuse to google it," but if you check out Prokhorov's wikipedia page you'll see that he has a business background -- Moscow Finance Institute, management position at an International Bank, etc. Again, I would not be surprised if he had dealings with unsavory characters along the way -- such is how things were in Russia at that time. But to the extent that you are suggesting he was some John Gotti-like Mafia thug, you are simply wrong.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I never heard that Prokhorov||
I never heard that Prokhorov was an "admitted" mobster. I'm sure that all of the post-communism Russian oligarchs had to do some shady dealings to get where they are, but I don't think Prokhy is an dirtier than a Roman Abramovich, say.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Who are you arguing with?||
Who are you arguing with? Absolutely no one in this thread is advocating that Michigan should hire Schiano.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Convenient stat to||
Convenient stat to cherry-pick, as if 10-win seasons are the only measure of success.
In the six seasons before Schiano, Rutgers had 4,2, 0, 5, 1 and 3 wins.
Under Schiano, they had seasons with 11 wins (once), 9 wins (3 times) and 8 wins (twice).
But if 10 win seasons are the sole metric for success, I have some bad news for you --Harbaugh only had one 10-win season at Stanford! And he didn't have any 9 win seasons! Oh no, Harbaugh didn't turn Stanford into a winning program!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||While I don't want Schiano at||
While I don't want Schiano at Michigan, the disdain for him on these boards is ridiculously over the top. He is a good coach. He turned Rutgers into a winning program. His defenses were regularly excellent, with middling recruits. He is not going to be a "disaster" by any means.
I hope Schiano does go to Wisconsin, and does well, just to see the reactions of all the experts here who insist that he is incompetent.