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|1 day 14 hours ago||Scores are determined||
Scores are determined objectively, but deciding what sorts of questions to put on the test is certainly subjective. Perhaps that's what he meant.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Ivy League schools are not||
Ivy League schools are not hurting for money, even in today's "tough times."
|3 days 11 hours ago||^Funniest comment thread I've||
^Funniest comment thread I've seen on here in a while. Takes me back to 2010 or so when it was all jokes and photoshop threads.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Exactly what this reminded me||
Exactly what this reminded me of. Also throwback to when that was one of the biggest issues on this board...
|5 days 8 hours ago||Just playing devil's advocate||
Just playing devil's advocate here, but it's silly to say that just because Gibbons didn't come from a rough background that context didn't play a role in his decision. He was a football player, finally experiencing some noteriety around campus, hanging out with other football players who are used to getting girls in similar ways all the time, no doubt pressured by the other football players he was hanging out with to go after this girl and to not take no as an answer... context is still key. Brian said that there's no way to know if any of us would make the same decision as Clark given his situation - the same logic applies here (if you buy it).
|5 days 8 hours ago||Contrition? That could just||
Contrition? That could just as easily be the face of someone who is only upset because he knows he just lost his shot at a future in football. Clark has a much longer past of getting into trouble than Gibbons did, so I don't see how he get's the benefit of the doubt when it comes to remorse.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I agree. He went on to say||
I agree. He went on to say that he wasn't drawing any sort of equivalence from the soccer punch to Clark's assault... well then why mention it? Because that's certainly the implication of discussing both actions back to back.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I fixed up the wording of my||
I fixed up the wording of my comment just before you posted this. Basically, I'd agree with your last sentence there.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I fixed up the wording a bit||
I fixed up the wording a bit before you posted this. I agree.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Yes, upbringing and context||
Yes, upbringing and context has a huge effect on why people do things like this. Yes, it's tragic for all involved. But the line that someone can just be set up to do things like this applies in literally every single poor decision ever. Sure, Frank Clark had a very rough upbringing and never received the support that many do. There were no doubt tons of factors in Csont'e York's upbringing which led to him KO'ing a defenseless man in a club. There are tons of factors in Adrian Peterson's upbringing which led him to believe that it was perfectly ok to beat his kid. They all still did those things.
If this is going to be your line, that's fine - to be perfectly honest I sympathize with it as well. I also agree that it's silly to jump on the internet and call people scumbags for things like this, while ignoring the context. But I hope to not see you denounce any player for anything they do off the field in the future without equal consideration.
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|1 week 2 days ago||Oh please. But it's just fine||
Oh please. But it's just fine to give a dance student academic credit for learning to move their body in a way that dance critics like? I get that it doesn't have the same cultural "high society" status, but outside of that what's the difference? And is that difference enough to justify sticking with the status quo of faux-student athletes?
|1 week 3 days ago||I've gotten the impression||
I've gotten the impression that a lot of his issues with the football team are not that they aren't technically graduating, it's that a solid chunk of them would have 0 chance of graduating without taking super easy classes, having tutors write papers for them, etc. If Schlissel wants an athletic department filled with athletes who can hold their own in a classroom too I'm ok with that, though I don't see how it happens. We certainly have a long way to go to get to that point.
|1 week 4 days ago||"at the time undefeated" lmao||
"at the time undefeated" lmao it was week 2, at the time 50% of the NCAA was undefeated.
|1 week 5 days ago||One was said on the record to||
One was said on the record to members of the media, the other was said to a class of Michigan students. I really don't see how they're that similar at all considering that.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well he's right. I would love||
Well he's right. I would love to have Harbaugh here but he was a dick for saying it and that hasn't changed.
I also think it's completely ridiculous that you all are taking this so seriously. It was an associate AD talking to a CLCIV class.... And honestly, it could have been a perfectly good example to bring up depending on the subject of his talk. I doubt Ablouf is crusading through the AD against hiring Harbaugh because of this comment.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not to be rude,||
Not to be rude, but
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's not.... a real place.||
That's not.... a real place.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||By today's standards, every||
By today's standards, every slave owner in the 1800's would be arrested. How crazy is that??
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I wondered the same thing,||
I wondered the same thing, then realize they have Ace Sanders back there - really no need to try Denard there too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Never thought I'd see "Lewan"||
Never thought I'd see "Lewan" and "D&D" in the same sentence...
I'll leave now
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Lol you're right we should||
Lol you're right we should have hired someone with more experience within an athletic department... oh wait... we're a university not just a football team.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||meh||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Oh my god these threads||
Oh my god these threads lately......
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Dude his name is in the title||
Dude his name is in the title of the article...
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||He was absolutely jamming||
He was absolutely jamming today. I feel like he genuinely appreciates the opportunity to just dance around and return kicks in front of 100k+, and he shows it. I love it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
This post is my favorite.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Bingo. I don't see how this||
Bingo. I don't see how this is so hard to get from our perspective. Attacking part of the team means attacking the entire team. Isn't that how you would want a team to operate?
And as I said before, the abuse isn't just directed towards the coaches, a lot of it is directed towards the players too believe it or not. When you're getting personally attacked by students and alumni and then someone else goes on to attack your coach, it's much more likely that you take it personally as well.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Players see the coaches as a||
Players see the coaches as a part of the team, and when you attack the coaches the players feel attacked as well. A lot of what I've heard from people close to the team right now supports this - they feel attacked. Not to mention that a lot of the time the players are the ones who are the targets of abuse, its happened a lot this year from alumni and even some current students.
Fact is, yes they cannot separate attacks on the coaches from attacks on them, but why should they? They're a team! If you can't get that it's your own fault, not theirs.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in the "given up" camp. I||
I'm in the "given up" camp. I still know way more than I should about the team, the game of football, etc, I just don't care as much when we lose. I even left a couple of games early this year.
Does this make me less of a fan? Maybe. I can't say I worry about that too much. Quite frankly I'd rather be less of a fan and maintain a healthy mental state than the alternative.