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|24 weeks 1 day ago||Consumer is almost always on||
Consumer is almost always on the losing end because of "capture."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture ; http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/opinion/conflicts-of-interest-at-the-fda.html?_r=0
Oh, and capitalism doesn't actually work super well for the little guy w/out the Shearman Act, assuming the government actually enforces the Act--we'll see if the Comcast Time Warner merger goes through.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||The Droogies, The Droogies,||
The Droogies, The Droogies, The Droogies.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||.||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||So Rutgers, Penn State, and||
So Rutgers, Penn State, and Maryland studends should alwys have to travel further than Michigan students?
|43 weeks 3 days ago||What is Chicago? NYC is||
What is Chicago? NYC is bigtime.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Chicago isn't "just as good"||
Chicago isn't "just as good" as NYC.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||LOL at everyone complaining||
LOL at everyone complaining about NYC. There are quite a few Michigan alumni here who will be pleased.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||But John Bacon said Brandon||
But John Bacon said Brandon was the reason we don't have Harbaugh.
And John Bacon threw our last coach to win a National Championship under the bus.
Yet everyone loves John Bacon.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||But John Bacon said that Dave||
But John Bacon said that Dave Brandon was the reason we didn't get Harbaugh four years ago!
Oh, that's right, he said it because he wanted Brandon gone for his own reasons.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Read fail. I still don't||
Read fail. I still don't trust him.
Also, 50/50 is 1% away from "betting against" something. 51/49 and you bet on 51.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||LOL. What a fraud Bacon is.||
What a fraud Bacon is. He tells everyone that Harbaugh won't come if DB is still here. Now, after he got what he wants, he tells everyone he would bet against Harbaugh coming here.
While your at it, Bacon, can you please write another book that has excerpts in it slamming our last football coach to win a National Championship? Thanks.
|48 weeks 20 hours ago||This sounds fantastic to me.||
This sounds fantastic to me. But it misses the issue. Will those potential ADs be able to or willing to spend the money that landing Harbaugh requires? The type of money that DB proved he was willing to spend.
|48 weeks 20 hours ago||"Rebut what?" On this board||
On this board people offer opinions and often rebuttals to others' opinions.
|48 weeks 21 hours ago||It's looking likely that we||
It's looking likely that we will miss on this coaching hire. It's looking like people were bilked into believing Harbaugh wouldn't come if DB was here, when in fact DB was our best chance at landing Harbaugh.
That's what it looks like to me. Someone please rebut; I'd gladly welcome it.
|48 weeks 21 hours ago||DB also paid coaches, which||
DB also paid coaches, which was not exactly a proclivity of previous Michigan ADs.
How many people will be happy that DB is gone if we end up with an AD that puts Michigan more "in line with academics" and therefore decides that paying a coach top dollar would send the wrong message? Plenty would be unhappy, as many were convinced that the reason we didn't have Harbaugh was because of DB.
Many were tricked by John Bacon and others into believing that DB being gone would give us a shot at Harbaugh. They are slowly starting to realize that DB was likely our best shot, as he was willing to spend money.
And, for the record, I wasn't thrilled with DB either. But I'd gladly take Chobani Under the Lights and Harbaugh than academic focused AD and __insert name here__.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Welp, this is what happens||
Welp, this is what happens when those who wanted DB gone for reasons other than the football team's performance convinced many Michigan fans that DB was responsible for not landing Harbaugh. Now, shortly after DB's resignation, Michigan fans begin to realize that odds are starting to look like the next AD won't be willing (or maybe able) to spend the type of money DB was willing to spend to get a coach like Harbaugh. Then, they realize, they got conned by people who said DB was the reason Harbaugh isn't coaching Michigan.
But John Bacon is happy.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Yup. Thanks, Bacon, for||
Thanks, Bacon, for painting Lloyd Carr as one of the worst things that has happened to Michigan football.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure you understand||
I'm not sure you understand what Bacon is doing, so let me spell out the logic for you:
Jim H will answer the phone if any AD at Michigan calls about the head coaching position. If I could draw on a whiteboard, there would be a large circle with Michigan AD in it.
Jim H will answer the phone if a new AD calls him. If I could draw on a whiteboard, there would be a small circle that says new AD inside the larger circle that says Michigan AD.
If you can't see that this guy has no information outside of what everyone else has, then you are blind. The guy is being very careful with the statements he makes, so as to garner as much support as possible for axing DB.
People with just as much knowledge, if not more, have stated that the best chance at getting Jim H for next year requires keeping DB. And it makes sense, not only for timing reasons, but because one thing DB has shown is that he will actually spend money.
Everyone here wants to go back to the old way of Michigan football. No branding, etc. Well, guess what comes with branding? A lot of money to spend on a new football coach. And guess what, Schlissel may very likely love nothing more than for football to be an afterthought to academics. You could easily infer that, just like Bacon has inferred every piece of "inside knowledge" he spews.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Agree. When RR was here he||
Agree. When RR was here he had more knowledge, but that was because he had an all-access press pass.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Can we please elaborate on||
Can we please elaborate on the "best of his knowledge?" Thanks.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Incorrect. He said won't||
Incorrect. He said won't come "from the current administration" not won't "come here under" the current administration. Do you understand the difference? If not, I can't help you.
You sir, are the source of misinformation. As I continue to point out.
Stop misquoting others to further your agenda! It does not display integrity that is expected of Michigan students/alumni.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||We get it--you've heard a lot||
We get it--you've heard a lot of things, including hearing things from Brian.
Stop saying "fact." "Brian alluded to the fact . . ." Guess what, it isn't fact. Stop acting like it is. It could be true that JH and DB don't get along. It could also be BS. Further, it could be used to spread ire against DB by those who want DB gone for other reasons besides his (in)ability to hire a competent head coach.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Sam Webb never said they||
Sam Webb never said they don't get along. Stop misquoting people. Exhibit some integrity.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||And that is why Drew Sharp no||
And that is why Drew Sharp no longer has a press pass--Brandon revoked it for not coming out in his corner. /s.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||There is no hard evidence||
There is no hard evidence that JH and DB don't get along.
The two strikes you refer to are perceptions that became reality due to mgoblog groupthink.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||FYI, you can infer multiple||
FYI, you can infer multiple things from ambiguous language. The poster was stating that he was unaware of any hard evidence. Ambiguous language is not hard evidence.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||He didn't imply it in this||
He didn't imply it in this post:
"IF you are one that thinks making a coaching change and "getting Harbaugh" are the most important moves, then you want Dave Brandon to remain the A.D . . ."
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||I will always support||
I will always support Michigan regardless of who holds the AD position.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||Not fact. It looks like||
It looks like we're going to have to go through the same thing we went through a few days ago. So please do what happened last time and start posting links that don't actually back up your quote. I won't be here to refute, as I am off to bed. I trust the mgocommunity will actually listen to the link(s) you eventually post to see that your quote misses the mark.
Also, please use "[" instead of "(" when you add language that did not come from the source quoted.
|50 weeks 10 hours ago||This contradicts a lot of||
This contradicts a lot of mgoblog groupthink. Many people, including myself, have pointed out mischaracterizations of Bacon's quotes as well as total misquotes of Webb regarding the Brandon/Harbaugh dynamic.