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|5 hours 16 min ago||In Pipkins case in||
In Pipkins case in particular, has the guy ever been able to play more than a few games without a significant injury? Yeah, bad luck and all that, but for whatever reason he seems particularly high risk for future injury, and it sounds like he's not, and won't be, 100% from his previous injuries any time soon. Obviously this sucks for him, but it's hard to blame the coaches and med staff for looking at that history and saying, look, this just isn't a good risk to take.
Again, Pipkins is a highly rated guy at a spot we need help, and Michigan hasn't been particularly profligate with medical hardships in recent years, so the benefit of the doubt seems fair.
Honestly the OSU and Alabama stuff DOES seem objectively shadier, in that we can point directly to a "replacement" player, and some of the guys getting bounced were performing recently with no obvious injury. Vs. Pipkins where he probably won't be immediately replaced, except maybe by a walk-on, and we know for a fact he's gone down with multiple injuries.
|5 hours 26 min ago||Given that a medical hardship||
Given that a medical hardship scholarship gives all the major benefits of a football scholarship, except without the football, isn't it equivalent to workers' comp? We're not throwing Peewee on the street, he's still being offerred a free education.
|8 hours 4 min ago||Minor gripe: the shades of||
Minor gripe: the shades of yellow for "solid starter" vs "two deep" are way too close together, at least on mobile. I can't tell them apart on a small image. Any chance you could update?
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||2005 was lousy because it was||
2005 was lousy because it was blue. 2006 was my favorite (still have it). I also really like 2012 from a design standpoint.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I... I kind of want to do||
I... I kind of want to do this now. Hack his Twitter account and just start posting deep quotes from famous philosophers, links to quantum physics journal articles, etc.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Ah. I was unfamiliar with the||
Ah. I was unfamiliar with the precise details of the situation at Michigan, but the BDS movement as a whole definitely cast a much broader net (including things like "don't collaborate on papers with Israeli professors"). I do think there's a distinction between boycotting a group because of what they did vs. boycotting because of the policies of the country they happen to be from, which they probably have minimal influence over.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Wasn't the "BDS bullshit"||
Wasn't the "BDS bullshit" mostly about boycotting businesses/people because of the government of country they're from, rather than anything specific the business/people actually participated in? Seems like a key difference.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Count yourself lucky. A lot||
Count yourself lucky. A lot of places, organizing parties would be a major upgrade.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Dribbling ground balls sounds||
Dribbling ground balls sounds like something you'd obtain from a particularly enthusiastic evening with an unhygienic hooker.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||But can you make $4 million||
But can you make $4 million BECAUSE you have Nike? Otherwise you're still leaving money on the table. You're making the athletic department cut other stuff so your tshirt can have a swoosh instead of three stripes.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I had the same question - why||
I had the same question - why does it have to be either Norfleet is a lazy irredeemable shithead, or he's mentally ill and it's not his fault at all? Isn't it more likely that he just did something stupid and now realizes and regrets it? You know, like a normal human being?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And I'm irritated by those||
And I'm irritated by those who blather on about how stickers and the apparel manufacturer are apparently the main thing separating us from the glory days.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And number 2 is "be a corporate shill for Nike" apparently.||
And number 2 is "be a corporate shill for Nike" apparently.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||The bare helmets looked||
The bare helmets looked pretty damn nice at the Rose Bowl on Jan 1 of 1998, 2004, 2005, and 2007.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Except that the original||
Except that the original (especially the version with the laces) looks like tacky clip art.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||They still look awful, even||
They still look awful, even if the tradition itself is cool. Hoping Harbaugh's rendition will be more subtle (small plain Ms maybe?)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I like single-lane||
I like single-lane roundabouts that replace a four-way stop. Multi-lane roundabouts always seem like a disaster waiting to happen. Just not enough time to signal your intentions and assess right of way/other traffic.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||So the fraternity expects its||
So the fraternity expects its members to prioritize it above the University and the football program. I wonder if Harbaugh is okay with that?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, if he's doing it on the||
Eh, if he's doing it on the field in a Michigan uniform, it's not a fraternity thing. Or shouldn't be. I actually liked it less when I found that out. It's a cool tradition for the frat, but I don't think you should be showing off your frat on the field - you're supposed to be representing Michigan there, not Omega Psi Phi.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I fail to see how dancing||
I fail to see how dancing affects one's ability to do any of that, one way or the other.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||I don't know - we had a taste||
I don't know - we had a taste of "good job, good effort" platitudes and soft apologies last year, and I'd prefer at least a little fire.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||What's with the reflexive "I||
What's with the reflexive "I told you so" shitting on Norfleet's on-field performance?
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Umm, how does that tweet make||
Umm, how does that tweet make it "not academics". "Put Dennis in the best situation to graduate" sounds a lot like academics.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||The only thing more annoying||
The only thing more annoying than reflexive Norfleet over-hyping is the reflexive need to bash him as "overrated" or "not a producer".
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||I always figured "country||
I always figured "country club" referred more to practice, and a general sense of entitlement for certain players. Did Hoke have lax standards for academics? I hadn't heard anything like that, maybe Norfleet would have gotten bounced by Hoke as well.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||And so what if he is? If Hoke||
And so what if he is? If Hoke was a great recruiter, you'd expect a couple highly rated guys. It's too early to write that class off, but it's not a class of LBs you'd look at and say, "this guy's a definite future star" or even "this guy's a definite future starter".
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||But, at least based on his||
But, at least based on his on-field enthusiasm, and apparent willingness to work out on both sides of the ball, Norfleet seemed pretty high in "give a shit". One of the last guys I'd expect dismissed for being too "country club".
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Is it plausible that "low||
Is it plausible that "low ball pressure" is a reasonable explanation for that though? "Not chance" does not mean "definitely cheating"
Has anybody actually looked into required grip strength on properly vs. underinflated footballs?
Anyway I still think the whole thing is dumb, since temperature swings, the small range of "legal" pressures, and the crude/inconsistent means of checking pressure make me believe that 50% of NFL balls are probably outside the range on any given game day, even if no one is trying to make them that way.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Actually, if you go by decent||
Actually, if you go by decent finishing times for a novice, a sprint tri is very close to a half marathon - about 2 hrs.
I mean, 12.6 mile run vs. .25 mile swim + 12 mile bike + 3 mile run seems pretty similar.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I note that a lot of those||
I note that a lot of those positions you mention are only tangentially related to the core mission of education, and the rest is bureaucratic overhead.