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|3 days 23 hours ago||Nothing gets past most of you detectives||
Yes, it was staged, but it was done very well. The set up was great and the fan sold the not dancing thing great.
This is the type of wow factor thing that Brandon should have gone for. Guys that become infamous on their own. I've said this before, but about 6 years or so ago, there was a Hot Dog Man in the crowd, who came up with an amazing amount of hot dogs out of no where and got the student section up and having fun during a quarter break. The one time I saw him, he got kicked out. I always thought it would have been much better to see him "sponsered" by UofM (i.e. give the man a bunch of hotdogs to do every game), but don't tell anyone.
Great work by the Timberwolves, fan, and KG.
|1 week 1 day ago||That was well written||
and an incredibly crazy experience.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ohio State 2011||
It was an absolutely beautiful day, and Michigan broke a long losing streak to OSU, yet, the beginning was just not a fun experience. We got into our seats and even though they weren't great, people were jammed in, so my wife didn't have a seat. An OSU fan three rows back was drunk out of her mind and somehow found us. We played the don't engage game until my wife finally told her to just leave us alone and somehow she did.
As the first quarter starts, my wife is sitting on my lap when we sit down. When we stand, an old man next to me is leaning hard into me. I just assume this is how the day has to go until HE flips out saying I'm in his space. I show him how when I sit down I am not on his little Michigan seat cushionAnd stand up and sit down a couple times to show him. He then complains about where my feet are (directly in front of me). He then says "don't fuck with me". By then I've had enough and yell at him to go get the ushers, go home, or just deal with it.
My wife is crying cause she hates conflict, and his wife (who is much bigger) switches seats and there is now plenty of room. People leave our row and the rest of the afternoon is a great success (outside of build me up buttercup right before an OSU sure TD is overthrown right in front of us), but that soured my many great experiences in the big house. I expected the OSU fan stuff, but not the crap from the old man rooting for the same team.
|1 week 1 day ago||Weird, cause you are the guy||
Who gets mad when certain people wear certain types of jerseys (not all types) to sporting events.
|1 week 6 days ago||If they bought it for $500,000||
and make $250,000 a year, then they are well off. Even despite their equity. And although the equity is just a number until you sell, being able to sell and make money on a house is a huge deal.
It seems that this is a hard case to make no matter what. The only reason she doesn't feel wealthy is because she compares herself to people who have more. Choosing to like in a desirable place full of wealthy people and paying more to get less is a choice of the wealthy. Although I don't make near as much as her parents do, I feel I am wealthy in I am able to make these types of choices, despite not being able to get a dream house in the exact location I want.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||MgoBlog CFO* here||
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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Spartan Hatred||
My wife works at Mott, and a lot of her coworkers are spartan grads. It is amazing to me, the stories that she tells, about how much those cowrkers hate Michigan. It's just bizarre to me that someone would carry that much hate around, when they work at Mott and are a small part of what makes the University great.
I get annoyed by Dantonio and Izzo, and always want to beat them, but outside of playing them in sports, I just don't have any hate towards State. It is a weird state of mind over there.
I also think this is somewhat new, since none of my friends that went there in the late 90s, early 2000s ever showed the type of hatred that seems to come out of students now.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm with you||
I have no beef with Hoke. I was often confused with his offensive playcalling, and frustrated with his overall results, but at no time did I believe his values or goals conflicted with mine. He, by no means, deserves a piece like this. Dave Brandon fully deserves this.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
I am under the impression that Brandon, being the egomaniac he is, has a google search on himself, and will find this article. I don't think he will not read this, which makes me happy.
Just to pile on, I also hated how he made sure people knew he took a pay cut to come to Michigan, despite being way overpaid for an AD. And also his Morris incident "interviews" that he tried to micro manage got more notoriety for how they had to take place and what could be asked, then whatever information he spouted during the interview itself.
It's wierd that Bo mentioned that Brandon had an open door policy at Dominos so that anyone in the company could tell him how it could improve. I guess I should have focused more on the line that not many in the company took advantage of that, since we all know from his stint at AD, this open door policy probably lead to a lot of, "well why don't you go work for another pizza company. We don't need you" type e-mails.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Jim Hackett||
What is amazing to me is how at ease I am after reading this because of one man, Jim Hackett. I know it is way to soon to know what his final contribution to the program and University will be, but man, does he seem to get it. His handling of the coaching search (landing Harbaugh with supposed Mullen in back pocket) is amazing. His house clearing of yes men who value some Wow* experience (smae music and fireworks as all other venues, just louder), has been amazing. He at least appears to get it.
I guess we will see if the Big House is opened up again, or if the band makes is return as the best option for musical entertainment on game day. It is amazing how many wrongs can be righted so quickly.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||I get what you are saying||
but I guess I disagree. I'm sure it's disappointing to see a player move on to greener pastures, but just as you stated about 5th years not getting resigned because they aren't getting it done, I get the gist that the coach is more concerned about the fact that his team is not going to be as good as it could be, thus hurting HIS (the coaches) chance at landing a better job or getting a raise.
Coaches shouldn't get the benefit of treating their players like employees, and then getting hurt because of the fact that they developed those players and am sad to see them go. It's not that people can't understand why the coach is upset, it's the hypocrasy of not allowing a player to move on and claiming feelings in this case, and then making it a performance business case when he doesn't renew a 5th year.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Good on you!||
Sports fandom is irrational. There is no good reason I spend 12 weekends of the year fretting over some 18-23 year olds throwing some goofy ball around while trying to cross some arbitrary line while trying to stop some other 18-23 year olds from doing the same.
Especially paying to watch them while crammed in with 110,000 other crazy folks. But, it's fun and wearing what you want to support the team is part of that fun. I worry very little about what some sports snob say is appropriate (especially when somehow a t-shirt is more appropriate than a jersey or somehow, some jerseys are more ok than others).
Keep on Keepin on.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Why are hockey sweaters the exception?||
I've seen this said a lot. Basebll jerseys can actually look pretty nice with button downs. Football jerseys are usually shiny t-shirts.
I never understand why people care if someone wears a jersey to a game to show support (especially people who follow high school kids recruiting). The Hockey jersey is ok always seems like the OP is trying to appeal to Brian, since he wears a hockey sweater.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Athlete's perspective||
you are recruited by a handful of coaches. One you take a large liking to and love their coaching style. He promises to be your coach for 5 years only to leave to a better opportunity after only 1.
It sucks for the kid, in yours, it sucks for the coach. We all get it. But no one thought Brady Hoke was a bad guy for leaving his players in San Diego. Why should the players who aren't being paid millions be held to some higher moral standard than the coach.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Additionaly||
Coaches are free to decide who they want to give 5th years to. If their is a hot recruit the coach wants, no one bats an eye when the coach says no to a 5th year that isn't up to par.
I don't see any difference when a player makes the same decision about grad school, even if it is a athletic decision more than a academic one.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I couldn't even figure out who he was talking about||
If you are going to go with a really bad name like that (don't), but if you do, at least be clever. I mean KenSucky seems like the obvious one to me. It's not clever, but at least people will know who you are trying to "burn".
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I was not on Internet||
Until my freshman year in 1998. I only knew a few people who used or talked about it in my high school before that. Luckily my roommate had used it so he showed me how it worked and about ask Jeeves.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I totally agree||
At Michigan, it is way tougher to to be rich than poor. Poor students have the system tilted in their favor. I've had to deal with the poor and they rarely add to conversations about French films I saw when my family went yachting in the French riviera. They actually tried to talk to me about some poor people subjects. I'm not sure what they were cause I wasn't listening, but it was probably pretty low brow stuff.
And I'm not saying we don't need the poor, we do, I'm just saying we probably should accept less of them into programs that produce high pay and progress, because they wouldn't know what to do with the money anyway, so it's kind of a waste.
/s (is this necessary?)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Gateway||
in the House!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There are 25,000+ students at UofM||
so there are going to be a large spectrum of different experiences especially when you add in the different experiences over decades.
Mid 90s fashion was a cheap grunge look. I think early 2000s started to bring name brand into things more (I'm really bad at fashion, though, so don't take my word on the last one. My favorite pair of pants were from bugle boy at late HS and early college).
when I first got to campus, I was hanging out with a group of very wealthy out of staters who didn't mind skipping meals to go out to eat and going to coffee houses. As a cheap person in general, this wasn't my style and I moved away from that group. Most of my good friends after that had families that were well off (I'd say the most common job held by friends parents was Doctor). I was aware, but it was never an issue.
I would say that on average the diversity of friends at Michigan, when it came to family wealth and education, was much less than my friends from home. Although it didn't really matter there either.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Moving out of State||
If you are planning on staying in Michigan, then the advantages in the job field between Michigan and MSU are not huge. If you plan on heading out of state, Michigan has a huge upside. I've been to the east coast and texas and having UofM on my resume was recognized as a good school.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Houma getting runs||
Would Houma get a chance to carry the ball in a Harbaugh type offense? I know it was high school in Utah, but his film looked very good. I'd love to see some late draw type stuff for the full backs, or even some screens. Seems like both he and Kerridge would be rgeat as both have some hands and some moves when they get the ball.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I was there during the same time||
and never heard of one incident, which might just be because I was naive.
There was plenty of alcohol consumption, weed, and I knew of some extasy, but never heard of any coke. I guess I learn something new everyday.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I actually enjoyed the organic loss of points||
Although his points were bad and poorly formed, he never had one Bolivia type post or melt down/ flame out. I think your discretion was on point to just let it go.
Reminds me of the MgoProfit movement to get one of the members back from Bolivia. Getting reinstated by the board was a cool organic movement.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for posting||
It does look like a few people have made it hard for other members and especially alumni. It looks like the chapter has made a good fast response with the good faith and the community service to the city of Gaylord.
I'm guessing there will still be a couple of suspensions of the members who actually did the damage, who may still have to (and should) face legal consequences.
After that, I'd hope the fraternity gets reinstated quickly with a probabtion period (that it sounds like they'd have no problem getting through).
Good lesson in PR. Get in front, be proactive, take responsibility, apoligize, and move on.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Your argument||
that the moon landing was fake is not good at all. I mean you didn't even mention it in your post.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Man you are bad at this||
calling the cops is something you do when you don't have control over the matter. If it is my own son, I have control over the matter. If it is my nephew and I know my brother will handle it accordingly, then I have control over the matter.
If the Frat brothers destroyed their own Frat house, then the Frat can handle things internally and can decide how to proceed and if they can trust the other members to pay.
The resorts trusted the fraternities to not destroy their property, that trust was broken, and they properly informed the police, as any rational person would do.
I'd love to see you argue in court. "Judge, would you really call the police on your son if he set fire to your house? Then why, would you treat my client any differently then your own son? I rest my case" puts feet up on desk.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||OR||
you can punish your child in ways that you cannot punish someone else's.
If this is how you lawyer, I hate to break this to you, but you aren't good, at all. You are very good at coming up with poor arguments against claims people aren't even making. I will give you that.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Except||
in Scent of a Woman only one kid, who was not involved in any way, was going to get all of the punishment and the guilty parties were going to walk free. In this instance, either the Fraternity sticks together and takes the punishment as a whole, or they can identify those few who did all the damage. I think you should go watch the movie again.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So||
you believe that the fraternity brothers present that did nothing to stop their brothers from doing all this damage are innocent? That they were just merely near what happened and could do nothing to stop this?
If this is true, then couldn't the Fraternity just turn over those few responsible for all the damage and ensure that they are properly punished? I haven't heard any of the Fraternities provide names of who did the damage and publicly dismiss them from the Frat.
It sounds like you are involved in one of these Frats and are more worried about how this will affect you than the victims.
EDIT:StephenRCass provided a message on one of the Fraternities website, which states they are going to work with authorities to identify the culprits. If this is so, then this will go away soon, and the members not involved will be able to move on. I still think that they could have stopped this, so having a small punishment from the national and university for not stopping this seems like it is well within what the proper punishment should be.