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|10 hours 40 min ago||Yeah I was going to ask this too||
4.0 GPA and a 33 ACT score is generally setting their sights a little higher than MSU.
|10 hours 48 min ago||I think you might be missing something||
Geometry and Calculus are like two entirely different worlds.
It is entirely possible for someone who was somewhat confounded by geometry to still be good at Calculus. Geometry, at least the way my high school taught it, is like it's from a different universe. Alegbra, Alegbra 2 and Calculus are all about solving problems. Geometry is like philosophy--you are doing all this bizarre proving of crap. It's completely esoteric and can totally throw you for a loop when you are used to math being a very concrete and result driven exercise.
I took math up through Calc IV at Michigan and high-school geometry was one of my least-favorite classes.
|10 hours 53 min ago||Depending on what you do in life||
I have to agree with this.
I somewhat struggled with geometry in high school compared to other math classes. I went on to do really well in Electrical Engineering at Michigan and honestly rarely if ever used anything from geometry except the very basic stuff.
The only class that ever required the more advanced stuff from geometry in college was Calc III, which was 3D calculus. Not surprisingly, I struggled with this class as well, but I managed to fight through it and have never used it for anything ever again in my life either (I do computer prorgramming work now). I imagine there are people that DO use geometry and 3D calculus all the time, say for example people who do 3D graphics programming maybe, but they are two subjects that I have never needed to use for anything.
|1 day 1 hour ago||How exactit is Mayweather's fault||
that Manny still fought even though he was seriously hurt?
|1 day 1 hour ago||Well sure||
if you don't mind defrauding people out of hundreds of millions of dollars, sure.
He had essentially no chance of winning fighting with a torn rotator cuff, assuming it was torn pre-fight as he is claiming. I wonder what all the Vegas bookies think of this? The line would have been destroyed if they had known this information pre-fight.
I understand not wanting to walk away from the massive payday or course. But it sure was slimy to fight when you have literally zero chance of winning just to collect the check.
|3 days 11 hours ago||This isn't THAT shocking.||
His domestic violence charges were reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in early April, so the legal concerns around him had cleared up. He was a pretty good player for us, one of our best defensive players. And his combine numbers were off the chart.
He put up the best 60-yard shuttle time for a DL in almost a decade. His 20-yard shuttle time was easily the best at the combine for any DL, his 3-cone drill was 2nd at the combine by .01, and his vertical jump was also 2nd at the combine.
You can argue till you are blue in the face about whether you should put stock in combine numbers or not, but clearly Pete Carroll does. I personally think teams overvalue them, but in this case you have a player who showed some pretty decent production (12 TFL last year, 13.5 TFL for -75 yards this year) and has great measurables. He could do some things. I'm surprised he went in the 2nd round, but I actually was expecting someone to grab him much earlier than he was being projected.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Mitch McGary||
is a different breed of player. He actually seemed to really like college basketball and playing for a team, not just for himself or his future.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Quick||
Someone get Stephen Ross to a Western Union!
|5 days 12 hours ago||This has been true||
for at least 20 years and probably many more. Wisconsin has long been known to be the biggest problem (longtime reputation for massive drinking issues) but OSU has always been right behind.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Exactly||
MOS felt like you were watching Transformers 5. There was so much random destruction of skyscrapers that were totally void of any human beings that is was completely boring.
Edit about 25 minutes of needless architecture-destruction porn out of MOS and replace it with some actual plot, and maybe the movie might have been interesting.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Wow||
you are completely clueless about hockey.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Comerica radio ads||
I cannot stand the Comerica radio ads that play during the Tiger's games on WXYT/ MLB.com radio. Especially the one where the woman humble-brags about how great the business she owns is and how she has so much damn money now that she needs a real bank to handle her finances. But oh no she doesn't have a fancy car or take expensive trips, so she isn't actually a rich person that you can't relate to, no no.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Those ads are ridiculous||
who knows what she is actually saying. The way they have her looking into the camera and talking all breathlessly, she's basically saying "c'mon big boy, you know you want to take a Viagra and f*** my brains out. Well at least in 10 minutes or however long it takes to kick in."
|1 week 14 hours ago||Doesn't really||
Other than the fact that Whitlock supported Hoke. Pretty tenuous connection.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Whitlock used to work for the Ann Arbor News||
When he did, he was possibly an even bigger f***tard than Drew Sharp is.
I apologize for picking out two black writiers--their skin color is not why both of them are terrible sportswriters. That is completely coincidenal. They are just both cut from the same writing cloth--their entire sthitk is to sit around and take unlimited pot-shots at the hometown teams and get everyone all pissed off, thus creating all kinds of attention for themselves, because negative attention is WAY easier to generate than positive attention.
Positive attention is really hard to generate as a writer because it requires you to be really GOOD. All negative attention requires is for you to constantly bash on the home team, regardless of the circumstances. And that is all Whitlock ever did in the AA News.
Whitlock sucks. He's ALWAYS sucked. That he has been able to ride his pathetic style to any level of national success is a pretty stinging indictment of the industy. But then again, you're talking about an industry where douchebag Michael Rosenberg now regularly writes for SI so.........
|1 week 1 day ago||Huh?||
It's clear Tampa Bay is better? Through the haze of what hallucinogenic drugs?
The Wings have dominated all but about 12 of the last 120 minutes of the series and it should already be over.
|1 week 1 day ago||Whatever||
The LIghtning are a dirty team. I've lost track of the number of times they have intentionally tried to injure someone on the Wings now.
That all stems from the attitudes of the head coach. You don't have a dirty team without a douchebag head coach. Ergo, Cooper is a douchebag. So f' him.
|1 week 2 days ago||After looking it up, I guess||
the NCAA violations under Middaugh involved paying the players illegally for their jobs, but not necessarily recuriting violations.
Larkin-Sabo-Morris was indeed an incredible infield.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not to be negative||
but wasn't part of that because of recruiting violations?
Hal Morris was on that team too. It was an incredible infield--probalby the best ever for M-Baseball.
|1 week 3 days ago||Um||
if he's steadfastly committed to "doing the right thing" then why the hell is Batman trying to kill him in the first place? I would think the only reason to actually FIGHT Superman is if he's gone "off the reservation" so to speak.
|1 week 4 days ago||That incident||
actually pretty much ended the grape lady's career. She suffered so much embarassment over it that she never really recovered.
|1 week 5 days ago||C'mon||
you DIDN'T expect the NCAA to bend over backwards to suck the SEC's ****?
This is the same organization that said it was AOK for Auburn to pay Cam Newton's dad 200K in order to get him to come play there because Cam "had no knowledge" of it happening.
|1 week 5 days ago||That is completely untrue||
LA is FILLED with Michigan grads. As is Seattle. Dunno what your degree is in but my Michigan degree did me plenty of good on the West coast and certainly carried a lot more weight than one from Minnesota would have.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's not||
That UM-AA studens are automatically 100X smarter, it's that UM-AA is 100X tougher to get into. The top studetns at UM-D or UM-F that CHOSE to go there for location or financial reasons may be just as smart, but the low-end students would clearly have never been considered for admission at UM-AA.
|1 week 5 days ago||Riiiight||
because we ALL know there aren't special admissions standards for athletes, so pulling some failed athletes out and using them as an example of the admissions standards of U of M is TOTALLY legit. TOTALLY.
|1 week 6 days ago||As someone who lived in Seattle for a decade||
I wish nothing but misery on OKC as a franchise. Which sucks because I obviously love McGary and I already liked Durant and Westbrook. But their owner is such a lying weasel that I never feel bad watching their franchise have bad luck. I hope they hire a terrible coach who makes nothing but terrible decisions other than playing McGary 40 minutes a night.
Of course, the real blame falls on Howard Schultz, who was a naive putz to believe that Clay Bennett was ever going to even lift a finger to keep the team in Seattle. Why he ever thought he should trust a man like Clay Bennett is beyond me--the man had lying snake written all over him.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Pending legal action||
Since I believe there is still pending legal action against Winston over the rape thing I don't think there is any way they can talk about it on TV.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Rankings are bullshit||
Keep them out of it. You win your conferece, you're in, period. Keep all of that figure skating judging crap out of football.
The NFL would be ridiculous if they had a "You're in the playoffs if you win you division, unless you're power ranking isn't high enough.". No, you win your division and you're in period. Every once in a while that means a weak team makes the playoffs, and they are summarily destroyed. Same will happen in college football. It isn't a big deal.
You can use the rankings to argue the 3 at-large bids because you have to use something. But auto-bids should be auto bids. Keep the politics out of them.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Exactly||
there is so much bullshit about X conferece being great and Y conferece being weak but no one really knows anything. It's all just talking out their ass until the teams actually play on the field.
Last year no one gave Ohio State any chance at all to beat Alabama, yet look what happened? And Ohio State almost didn't even get into the playoff at all--they could have easily been left out for TCU or Baylor. And TCU and Baylor both had very legitimate complaints about being left out. Heck TCU might have been the best team in the country, we don't really know.
All of the subjective crap is pretty much handled by automatically taking the champ of each conference. Let it be decided on the field, not by which conferece (cough SEC cough) is able to propagandize themselves the most.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Gotta be 8||
I understand the appeal of 6 but BYEs are bullshit. Just make it 8 and tee it up.
If you look at the conference championship games as the defacto round 1 then with 8 teams that include the 5 conference champs then that is really a 16-team tournament, just with 3 teams getting added in at-large after round 1.