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|2 days 32 min 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.
|1 week 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?
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||And number 2 is "be a corporate shill for Nike" apparently.||
And number 2 is "be a corporate shill for Nike" apparently.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||Except that the original||
Except that the original (especially the version with the laces) looks like tacky clip art.
|1 week 4 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?)
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 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?
|1 week 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.
|1 week 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||What's with the reflexive "I||
What's with the reflexive "I told you so" shitting on Norfleet's on-field performance?
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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".
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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".
|1 week 6 days 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".
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 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.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Except that these crap bowls||
Except that these crap bowls almost universally cost the schools a ton of money. The revenue is negative.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Honestly the real issue in my||
Honestly the real issue in my mind is lousy primary and secondary education. An awful lot of high schools suck, and anybody with a pulse graduates. So a diploma isn't worth a damn to employers. Now you need a college degree to manage a freaking burger shop.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You call Campos disingenuous,||
You call Campos disingenuous, then you quote state funding as a "share of college budget". Well shoot, if the school budget doubles the state share gets cut in half just by staying the same.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Even with scholarships, a lot||
Even with scholarships, a lot of low income kids are still paying more than what college would cost if it just kept pace with inflation.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well yeah, but I hear Captain Obvious gets paid a quarter mil||
Well yeah, but I hear Captain Obvious gets paid a quarter mil
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So now there is >1||
So now there is >1 administrator per professor. What the hell do they do all day? I doubt it's something you really need a masters degree (and associated salary) for most of them.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The rich girl from San Fran||
The rich girl from San Fran is hardly the only one hurt. If you're paying out of state tuition, odds are your loans are pretty huge even with the subsidy (the subsidy is not that high even if you're lower middle class - maybe enough to cover costs at community college but only a fraction of major university cost)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Of course the number of||
Of course the number of students per capita is going up as well. Is college funding per taxpayer going down? I doubt that number is as drastic.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I knew (at an acquaintance||
I knew (at an acquaintance level) a couple other members of Earthwork (Rachel Davis and Seth Bernard) growing up in the Cadillac / Lake Michigan level.