FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|14 hours 19 min ago||I have||
gone from being willing and ready to actively debate the "paying players" issue to literally being like "whatever the Judges decide, just hurry up already." The debate has really gone on for so long and at such a feverish pitch now that you almost can't talk about college football without it becomming a central topic. It is kind of swallowing the sport. At this point, like whatever dude starts to come into play.
|14 hours 47 min ago||He has||
the demeanor of an NBA coach. He is able to teach and commands respect from his players without berarting them nor does be attempt to strip players of their individual identity in order to integrate with the team concepts. He actually reminds me quite a bit of Larry Brown except not a basket-case. His window is closing, but I would not be surprised if he is getting a few phone calls now and then from the big leagues.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I really||
think they are interchangeable. This distinction has caused me many sleepless nights, and after a long battle with it, I just had to let it go. They are the same. Or are they? There has to be a difference! Oh no, it is coming back. Damn you!!
|3 days 14 hours ago||No,||
the problem is that DB and the athletic department in general cannot strike the fine line between maintaining tradition and making the right moves to modernize the program. Like, yes, we now have uniformz, but they are almost universally disgusting. Like the Under the Lights 1 uniformz, you decide to get with the program, but you do "throwback" uniforms that were not a throwback to anything and really looked kind of ridiculous if we are being honest. And now we are having our 3rd night game and it still has a "title." By doing modern things but doing them in an awkward way you are alienating both traditionalists and those that want to see the program move into the future. The old guard doesn't want it anymore because it is too outside of the box and the new guard doesn't want it either because the boxes that are checked are the wrong ones or at least presented in an awkward, uncomfortable way. Michigan football is the person who tells a joke and feels the need to explain it afterward if they did not get sufficient laughter to make them feel comfortable. They are trying to do "new stuff" but have such little confidence that they are choosing the right things that they marginalize their efforts, so as to say, "no, that went exactly how we wanted it to, you just did not understand what we were going for." The Flyover East Lansing is a perfect example.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah,||
I guess you are right, there is road rage (me going "AHHHHRRRR!!! Go faster!!" loud enough so that only I can hear it and giving somebody a dirty look as I pass) and fucking-crazy-road- rage (tailgating somebody while brighting them and running stop signs to stay behind them and cutting them off). In the first one, I am just being an asshole. The second guy is probably a go for a diagnosis of some sort.
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting and good for you.||
Typically right now my biggest problem is battling homocidal feelings after a Michigan football game......
|1 week 2 days ago||I have||
to take issue with the road rage example as somewhat of a defining characteristic of depression/mental illness. Some people are just assholes. Now if road rage is part of a larger pathology that is causing a substantial disturbance is somebody's life, than yeah I think it would be clinically significant, but one of the things that bothers me the most about how mental illness is treated is how people now are just getting diagnosed to excuse a transgression and the mental health professionals that are just handing out diagnoses like candy. Drunk driving is not a "symptom" or "evidence" of bi-polar, but the first thing that anybody does after they get popped is to run to the diagnosis store down the street. That is part of the problem with the mental health community right now is that bad life decisions and mental illness are being used interchangeably, and the result is a problem that is largely masked or misunderstood.
|1 week 2 days ago||Shit happens||
around that time. High School to college, especially a large college like UM, creates a serious small fish-big pond dynamic. Granted, football players remain a somewhat larger fish but the dynamic is still there. I know quite a few people, myself included, who had some pretty serious struggles around that time, some that left school completely. I think the "on your own" feeling takes a while to sink it but once it does, and when it is combined with the college right of passage known as excessive alcohol use, it is disorienting. Kind of an environmental trigger for depression and other mental illness.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This kind||
of thing is part of sports now to the degree that you cannot seperate it from the game. Free agency has become less of a side note and more a part of the "game" itself. I really don't think Lebron is "doing" anything other than what every free agent is sports typically does, people just fixate on it now to an extent that they never did before. NBA free agency is like the NFL draft(not to the same extent but the same idea). I cannot stand either of them, personally, but some people care more about it than they do the actual game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||False.||
Morris in his second year would have started for us next year. Not all college talent translates to the NBA. Exhibit 1-Christian Laetner, Exhibit 2 - Mateen Sleeves. I agree he made the wrong decision, but he was not a less than player. Darius was a baller and I think he will find a place in the show at some point.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||What is soccer? - asks a little boy||
The old man responds - "soccer is game where guys run back and forth kicking the ball for 90 minutes trying to get it in the goal and when the game is over, Germany wins."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||With the||
addition of the playoff, I really think other bowl games are really going to start struggling, in terms of attendance, rating, and like, players actually trying. Last year, the second tier bowl games (non BCS, non-Cotton) were not very watchable, the stadiums are becomming less and less populated, and the players, aside from grabbing their goodie bags, appear to have completely checked out. Even the New Years Day florida bowls were really bad last year. What does it mean to win the Outback Bowl or the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl? Absolutely nothing more than what it means to lose it, or to have not been in it at all. That is a problem.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No,||
it wasn't that one. It was like closer to Henderson (close to a schlotzkys deli). It was crazy packed too though.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever||
dude. In and Out was nasty. I don't know if it was good the day after I left but it was nothing more than a B- when I had it. I will take a Halo burger be like I'm good.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I||
Have never had a 5 guys burger. No reason in particular. I had an In and Out burger in Vegas and it sucked. Would have rather had a Whopper. Maybe I will grab a 5 guys to see if it is worth the fuss.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What||
other sense is the word "right" used in other than a legal sense? No, you don't have that right. There is no "eye for an eye.". You may think you have some kind of human right to retribution but Judges tend to be unpersuaded by such a belief.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That just isn't true though.||
If you get hit by somebody who immediately runs away from you to avoid further conflict you may not hit them back, no matter how "unfair" the initial assualt was. You lose the self defense right as soon as the threat ceases, no you don't get a "retaliation" punch. You have the right to be pissed, but nothing else.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||His comment||
does, however, reflect a growing problematic sentiment of a lot of people in this country. People are now erroring toward escalation in interpersonal conflicts.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Perhaps||
Frank Clark does things that I don't notice because I don't notice him doing enough things to be on this list. Maybe this year is his year but it has been a lot of fuss for not very many...... things.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There||
are very few courses in Michigan, or at least the Detroit Metropolitan area, that are better than Shepherd's Hollow. It is very manageable from the middle tees but if you play it from the tips you may leave with low self-esteem. Couple peices of advice. Don't drink. It costs like 90 bucks to play the course and if you are going to pay it you might as well give it your best shot. Save the beer for Heather Highlands. Also, make sure you don't have a "to-do" list that is scheduled to begin 4 hours after you tee off. Shepherd's is awesome but it gets a ton of play on weekends and does not move all that well. Pack your patience and enjoy the scenery, because it will not be a quick round. That being said, it is one of the best golfing experiences around here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Where are you||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You and||
me are on completely different sides of the aisle but I must admire the simplicity of your plan. M.A.N. S.H.O.O.T G.U.N. Welcome to the US of A!!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Here is what you do,||
(if you are able to in consideration of work loan and computer access), pick a topic and just learn everything there is no know about it. If you aren't going to do shit today, become an expert in some interesting topic. Previous choices of mine have been the Challenger disaster, Woodstock 99, and the events leading to the American civil war. Some fascinating shit. It can be your "foods that start with the letter Q" category if you ever find yourself on Jeopardy.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Capote||
was not exactly well balanced. He talked shit about pretty much any other author of his time that had the audicity to be good. He basically swore off his best friend for winning the Pulitzer Prize.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||None||
of those people have shit to do with anything. If you are looking for the Illuminati you won't find them on the red carpet. Penn, Springsteen, Eastwood, Gibrson. Small potatoes. Very small.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes,||
Capote. It is exceptional. It may be the most thorough exploration of the nature of violent crime and mental illness ever put in print or on screen. Detailed and balanced to such an extent that it is really playing tricks on my mind (and forcing me to check the locks on my doors). I will finish it (and enjoy it), but it is not exactly light-sunny-weekend reading material. Gonna put it aside for a while.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"Hollywood"||
Could you possibly find an easier, more cyptic, and ultimately completely implausible explanation for the country's difficulties. How did shit get so messed up? Yep, had to be Clooney. It's always Clooney. Oh, and that pesky Tim Robbins.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You sir,||
can quit life right now and go out on top. You have reached a pinnacle weekend that it doesn't sound like can be improved upon. What more do you need to prove, right? Game, set, match.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Beer,||
fireworks, golf. And now I think I am going to pick up a copy of the Declaration of Independence. In Cold Blood is kind of creeping me out and I need a new read. That looks like a good one. They have that in paperback?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously?||
Our 7-5 2005 team losing a close game to Ohio State makes you angrier than losing to Appalachian State? Why, exactly?