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|2 days 20 hours ago||"Color the damn bunnies"A||
"Color the damn bunnies"
|3 days 48 min ago||I'd actually agree this is||
I'd actually agree this is getting better, precisely because of the increased visibility. We'll probably go a bit too far the other way (some would say we already have) but it certainly seems like we're making progress on denormalizing most of the most egregious stuff (which isn't to say that egregious stuff will never happen, but the response to it will be different).
|3 days 54 min ago||Even more important is||
Even more important is teaching how to be irresponsible responsibly. Always plan ahead, because once you voluntarily put yourself outside your normal state of mind, it's dangerous. Too many bad people looking to take advantage of that, and even if you're surrounded by otherwise good people in an equally inebriated state, it's easy to find yourself in a situation you later regret. Figure out your limits and your exit strategy while you're sober.
|3 days 3 hours ago||The Dark Knight Trilogy may||
The Dark Knight Trilogy may have had "better" movies but I had way more fun watching The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and most of the Iron Man films.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Heh barley pop. That's a Canuck term, no?||
Heh barley pop. That's a Canuck term, no?
|5 days 4 hours ago||Hooray for Bundy! Best pop I||
Hooray for Bundy! Best pop I ever had was a Bundaburg Dark n' Stormy (yes I know a cocktail is kind of cheating) floating over the Great Barrier Reef. You can get Bundaburg ginger beer (and sometimes some of their many other flavors) at World Market.
|1 week 2 days ago||Eh, Martin left right before||
Eh, Martin left right before the whole Uniformz movement started taking off. I guarantee we'd have had a Pro Combat look if we had stayed with Nike, and Martin probably would have signed off on it. RR almost definitely would have been cool with it (he's had alternates in AZ) and Hoke obviously did too.
|1 week 2 days ago||OTOH, they will have actually||
OTOH, they will have actually used Adidas gear, and so will be better positioned to actually comment on how well it stacks up, as opposed to high school kids responding mostly to advertising.
|1 week 2 days ago||But you'd drop $100 if it had||
But you'd drop $100 if it had a swoosh/three stripes/puma on it? Sounds like you're more a fan of the brand than the team.
|1 week 2 days ago||But football tickets don't||
But football tickets don't seem like a good metric - I mean, attending Michigan games while at Western doesn't make you a "Michigan" alum.
|1 week 2 days ago||So saying "Given the choice,||
So saying "Given the choice, I would prefer to do fun thing A early, so that I may also do fun thing B" means that fun thing A must be a hassle?
|1 week 3 days ago||I've hidden at least 3||
I've hidden at least 3 michigan themed items in geocaches in Arizona, so there's that.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well I hope you don't||
Well I hope you don't consider yourself an Alumni, unless there's more than one of you ;)
|1 week 3 days ago||Can you explain why it's||
Can you explain why it's different though? I mean, yes, UM Dearborn/Flint/Ann Arbor all share a president and Board of Regents - but so does the UW system! The level of "official" independence seems similar.
|1 week 3 days ago||Does someone who went to||
Does someone who went to UW-Green Bay say they went to "Wisconsin"? Does someone who went to UM-Duluth say they went to "Minnesota"? Do grads of UIC say they went to "Illinois"? I don't think so, and I don't think they should. Hell, how often do Puerto Ricans get referred to as "Americans"? If you drive a Chevy can you say you drive a Cadillac?
It doesn't make you a bad or dumb or unsuccessful person if you went to UM-Dearborn or Flint (any more than going to UMAA makes you automatically good, smart, or successful). They are fine schools and might be a great choice for any number of reasons. I'm glad they exist. But they aren't the same thing as the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. There's a reason they get ranked separately in college rankings, and there's a reason admissions (and costs to attend) are much different between the two.
If you spent your entire college career without taking a class at UMAA, then I really don't think you went to "Michigan", any more than someone who went to State did. Certainly less then someone who took a couple years at UMAA and then went somewhere else. A college is a lot more than the name on the door and the colors on the flag. Frankly, going to Dearborn and insisting you went to "Michigan" speaks to an unpleasant sort of inferiority complex. You went to a good school, you're successful. Own it! Don't try to sell yourself as something you aren't, because you know damn well that 99% of people think of Ann Arbor when you say "Michigan", and you know damn well that you're hoping they make that erroneous assumption.
|1 week 4 days ago||Seems like the decision||
Seems like the decision between 2 and 3 is always pretty arbitrary/subjective. I don't like handing out a bye based on that.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yep. A bye is too huge a||
Yep. A bye is too huge a reward for a subjective difference between being ranked #2 vs #3.
|1 week 4 days ago||I take it you really hated the movie Cinderella.||
I take it you really hated the movie Cinderella.
|1 week 4 days ago||Why does everyone say TCU?||
Why does everyone say TCU? I've still yet to hear a convincing argument for why TCU should have gotten in ahead of the team that beat them. TCU only lost to Baylor, and that's better than losing to WVU - therefore losing to Baylor is better than being Baylor?
|1 week 4 days ago||The "best" basketball team||
The "best" basketball team doesn't always win the NCAA tournament. Does this diminish the quality or watchability of the tournament? If all you're doing is rigging the playoff so the "deserving" teams in your subjective opinion get a shot, that's no better than just picking one "best" and being done with it, the way they used to years ago.
|1 week 6 days ago||Somehow I suspect Stafford||
Somehow I suspect Stafford would have won a few playoff games by now if he played in Denver...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He basically turned Star Trek||
He basically turned Star Trek into Star Wars, so he should do a great job with the real thing.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You need to recalibrate your||
You need to recalibrate your hard sci-fi part. Imperial Star Destroyers are 1 mile long and made of metal. You'd scorch the paint but most of the bulk would still be there.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You're a fool if you think||
You're a fool if you think tickets are the only (or even the biggest) cost of attending games for most fans. Maybe for the fans in Ann Arbor, but the going rate for hotels in the area is over $200, with a minimum 2 night stay. And that was still true for the games you could scalp cheap seats for.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know - tickets||
I don't know - tickets getting more expensive does come at least in part from building (and maintaining) palaces. At some point, given the choice between gilding the toilet seats in the field hockey lockers and making it more affordable for a family to attend a game in the Big House, I'd like an AD willing to choose the latter.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Brian's list of goals is:1.||
Brian's list of goals is:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fans are part of the||
Fans are part of the sustainability goal yes. But that's my point - using Brian's formulation, making fans happy is a means to a goal, rather than a goal in and of itself. And I think Brandon would have agreed with that!
The problem is that that attitude leads directly things like insanely long TV timeouts and games against tomato cans and uniformz and Rutgers in the B1G. Because when your only concern about fans is whether they produce enough cash to "sustain the enterprise", you don't really care if that revenue comes from happy, loyal Wolverines in the stands or from forcing cable companies to carry the Big Ten Network (or from giant noodles). All those dollars spend the same and "sustain the enterprise" so you can serve your only customers, the athletes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No place for "fans" in your||
No place for "fans" in your key goals? Honestly to me the only thing that justifies the huge expenditure on athletics at a place like Michigan is that it builds a sense of camaraderie and spirit for the school - particularly for students and alums. It's a big part of what holds the alumni network together and that's important for a lot of reasons. Yeah it does great things for the athletes, but you can do just as much for a fraction of the cost if you don't care about being a big league team.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I could just never get over||
I could just never get over the absurdity of the monster of the week premise. It was always "Power Rangers fight hand to hand with monster and beat it up. monster grows to huge size! Power Rangers get in zords. It's ineffective! form MegaZord! It's super effective!"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The individual making the||
The individual making the complaint is a woman. The gentleman involved was the guy who wrote a satirical article and got his dorm door vandalized by the woman who complained about the movie.