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|2 days 8 hours 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?)
|2 days 10 hours ago||Gateway||
in the House!
|2 days 10 hours 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.
|3 days 10 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.
|4 days 7 hours 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.
|4 days 8 hours 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.
|4 days 9 hours 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.
|4 days 10 hours 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 days 6 hours 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 days 7 hours 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 days 7 hours 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 days 9 hours 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 days 9 hours 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.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I appreciate Izzo's||
ability to retain 5 star talent for 4 years by controlling every aspect of the game and ensuring that none of his players can grow and develop, meaning that they are the same players 4 years after entering college.
|6 days 7 hours ago||I hope he does well||
Glad he was smart enough to stick around and get the degree and I think this is a great opportunity for him to go get some playing time and show off his true chops.
I really hope he can land somewhere and tear it up. It at minimum gives me another team to root for during the season.
As a side note " meritorious" throwing out some serious vocabulary.
|1 week 2 days ago||You answered your own||
|1 week 5 days ago||Wabbit Season!||
|1 week 6 days ago||Now they are incredibly young||
The available players
Healthy; MAAR, Dawkins, Donnal, Lonergan, Dakich, Beilfeldt
Years: FR, FR, RS FR, SO, SO, SR
Playable; Hatch, Irvin, Walton
Years: FR, SO, SO
So Beilein is going to put a game plan using 4 freshmen, 4 sophomores and 1 senior
I know he made a run in the tournament with a starting 5 of SO, JR, FR, FR, FR a few years ago, but man, Beilein deals with some young players.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||20 channels?||
We only had 5 in the 80s (and most of 90s).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Come on||
It's not like announcers tend to repeat the same story about a player over and over and over again. Otherwise, we would of heard more about how Kovacs used to be a walk on or how Trey used to want to play for OSU or...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||During dead period||
Was Senior not allowed to talk to Junior? It would make for strange family dinners:
Senior: Dear, can you tell your son that he needs to look at Michigan
Wife: (sigh) Junior, your dad wants me to tell you that you should give Michigan a chance.
Junior: Listen Mom, you tell dad it's my decision and I will decide on my own time
Wife: (sigh) Do I really have to keep repeating this? I mean you're both right here, I know you both hear what each other is saying.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I liked seeing him on campus||
He had the big hair and big smile everywhere he went.
I liked watching Renes play because he went to my highschool and was a really cool guy. I didn't know him since he was a senior when I was a freshman, but my brother knew him pretty well and he was super nice. He was a lot smaller than you'd think for a NT, but he was rediculously strong.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Rebuttle.||
I grew up in holland and couldn't imagine growing up in a city when I was younger. I spent my summers at the beach which I could ride my bike to. Yes I couldnt have pizza delivered, but I also had tons of woods to explore and dunes to go sledding. Yes, driving anywhere was 10 minutes away roughly, but since there was little traffic you knew exactly how long it would take you know matter what time of day vs cities and rush hour that can double or quadruple a commute. Grand Rapids airport is close and easy to get to and is a lot of times cheaper to fly out of than detroit. My wife (girlfriend at the time) would fly in there because it was cheaper to fly from Boston to GR than to detroit.
Just a different lifestyle.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Things to think about||
I live in Plymouth (downtown area) and have been trying to decide if I should stay and redo the house or if I should move to another house. The housing market in this area (Northville, plymouth) is insane. Houses go up and off the market in a few days. So just know that housing market is crazy. We also looked at building in South Lyon. There is a lot of development there. If you do go that route I'd recommend Healy. Their sales people/ office folk suck, but their builder and lady who run it are very knowledgeable and willing to work with you to customize their stock homes how you want.
If you are free to go wherever, I grew up in Holland and it is a great place to raise a family, especially if you live on the north side. The schools are good, the taxes are low, the downtown is really great and there are tons of beaches to go to on the north side. There is also some industry there and you are close to GR. Good luck. I know my wife and I struggle with where to live all the time.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Mother of God||
He was fast. My memories aren't very strong of his time since I was in middle school when he was at Michigan. But outside of Bo Jackson, and I don't remember many backs with his combo of speed, size, vision, and balance/footwork.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Typical lunch||
Chicken sandwhich (sometimes BBQ chicken sometimes spicy buffalo from meijer deli) with mayo
a jello cup or vanilla pudding cup
V8 Spicy tomato juice thing
A combo of these things. Yes I have about a boring of lunch as you can possibly have, but my sense of taste and smell suck so fancy foods are wasted on me. I have nothing to add to the Zingerman/ Maize and blue deli? debates, as I can hardly taste the nuances required to enjoy such food masterpieces. I also just where button down shirts with sleeves rolled up (most of the time) and kakis or jeans. It is amazing I ever even nabbed a wife, haha.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I can appreciate this||
My wife laughs at me when she asks what I want for my lunch and I pretty much tell her the same thing everytime. I'm ok with this, cause I don't want to think about what I need to put in my lunch, and I'm ok with eating almost the same thing every day. I also hate having to think about what I'm going to wear to work, and now that I have kids, I hate picking out clothes for them in the morning. Stupid little decisions that don't really matter in the long run.
I'm with you OP.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Which ones||
So I can make sure I stay away from them I mean.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm ok with censorship here||
This is a Michigan Sports blog. Censoring out certain things such as politics, religion, and sexy pictures helps to strengthen the message and main priorities of the blog.
This is not a censorship of ideas in regards to Michigan sports. There is also ample room within the contraints of the rules for individualism through the avatar, username, and tagline.
Even the freer posting sites like 4chan have moderators to keep certain categories decent and on topic.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I am already in the double digits for Ws||
I know this has been discussed, but;
One of the best interior lines in the league, with a very veteran inside linebacker corps. The edge of the line has shown some flashes from Charlton and Mario.
The Corners are stacked with Countess, Lewis, Peppers, and Stribling.
Safety play has not been elite, but they have I thin k4 upper classmen with experience to fill 2 spots
The OL returns 6 guys with starter time for the 5 OL positions
TE and fullback have shown at end of season to be blocking and catching. Plus they add in a huge pass catching tight end into the mix this year
RB is stock full of talent. I think it comes down to Drake (if healthy) or Isaac, but there is at least enough with a veteran line in front of them
WR has a lot to prove, but plenty of competition to get them there. A few veterans with some major talent behind them (ways and harris).
QB is the big question mark, however, if the line is blocking, the running backs are a threat again, and receivers get some separation and make plays, combined with a simpler reads, better QB coaching, and better contraint plays, I think they can find at minimum a game manager with bursts of productivity.
Obvious kool aide is obvious, but even outside the coaching upgrade, this is the most complete, veteran/ talent team in a long time.