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|2 days 8 hours ago||CRISP itself was the||
CRISP itself was the way of registering for courses in the 1980s/90s. You went on the phone, called some number and an automated lady slowly gave you commands about what to enter in on the keypad: "Enter the subject number" . . . "Enter the course number" . . . "Enter the number of credits." You had to enter it all in on the keypad and you only had a limited amount of time before the CRISP lady chided you for not making your choice. Beyond that, you were put on hold frequently because the system couldn't handle very many people at one time.
The whole process could take from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending on whether you could enter everything in correctly, get the courses you wanted, and how busy the system was. It was nerve-wracking trying to enter in those numbers within the allotted amount of time. I would always screw up some number in there and have to redo a bunch of steps. The CRISP lady's "If this is not correct, press 1 now" is burned into my memory. It always felt like a great accomplishment when you got that whole process done.
More generally, "crisp" became the verb for registering for your classes, as in "I just crisped for next term." U-M switched to an online registration system my senior year (Wolverine Access?) but people still talked about "crisping."
|2 days 10 hours ago||Down with United Sporting||
Yes, this whole business of ripping off European names needs to stop. "Real Salt Lake" is the most cringeworthy, but it has plenty of competitors.
And man, was Ufer a walking encyclopedia of Michigan football knowledge. In that Gordie Bell clip he tells us immediately that it had been 11 years since the last halfback option TD, and who had thrown it!
|2 days 11 hours ago||I asked some undergrads about||
I asked some undergrads about this about awhile ago. Sadly, none were familiar with the term CRISP.
|2 days 11 hours ago||You can buy Michigan apparel||
You can buy Michigan apparel that isn't made by Adidas. They're the official supplier but there are plenty others.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Awesome||
Does James Earl Jones follow Michigan sports? If so, he'd be an amazing in-game interview subject.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Is that Nik or Mitch McGary||
Is that Nik or Mitch McGary on the Sauce Castillo t-shirt?
|2 days 15 hours ago||This is one of those "Is the||
This is one of those "Is the cure worse than the disease?" dilemmas. Surgery on both hips? YIkes.
The kid must have played through a ton of pain this past season.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Do all Nike schools have||
Do all Nike schools have "Never Stops" warmup shirts?
|3 days 5 hours ago||I'm rooting for them just to||
I'm rooting for them just to continue the stenographer subplot.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I can't imagine how weird it||
I can't imagine how weird it would be to be a mediocre coach of a sport you invented. Very, very odd.
|3 days 9 hours ago||UNC is too high for my||
UNC is too high for my liking. I have a real difficult time seeing them do well now that the academic fraud is out in the open. (Yeah, there is some degree of it on many campuses and blah blah blah, but what they've done is as blatant as it gets.)
|3 days 10 hours ago||Anyone can pick Harbaugh and||
Anyone can pick Harbaugh and four other guys that win a lot.
1. Ron Zook
2. Bill Lynch
3. Greg Robinson
4. Tim Brewster
5. Charlie Weis
|3 days 10 hours ago||I'm not a huge fan of video||
I'm not a huge fan of video boards. They end up drawing a lot of peoples' attention away from the very action they paid to see in person. Yes, they're nice for the occasional big replay but otherwise I can do without them - especially when they're frequently used for purposes unrelated to the game, like promoting another sport.
I do like how the scoreboard can give us statistical updates, though.
|3 days 11 hours ago||That abused freshman looks a||
That abused freshman looks a lot like Lloyd Brady...
|3 days 11 hours ago||Not going to happen||
We want a capacity that can allow us to sell out consistently while still charging high ticket prices. Even with a defending national champion we'd probably never sell out a 150K stadium on a regular basis - no program likely could.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I think it's always been a||
I think it's always been a pretty decent stadium.
|3 days 13 hours ago||If a guy transferred out of||
If a guy transferred out of his program, does he still get the $200?
|4 days 10 hours ago||Eh||
Not a good game, but it's just a friendly.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Presumably, he would not have||
Presumably, he would not have known this girl existed (much less had her contact info) without being told by Upshur, so I have to imagine he was given permission to do so.
But yeah, recruiting is kind of icky.
|4 days 10 hours ago||(No subject)|
|4 days 10 hours ago||I think it's OK, but they've||
I think it's OK, but they've really got to decide which color they want to feature. Alternating between red and blue with each jersey style is getting tiresome.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Be careful about drawing too||
Be careful about drawing too many conclusions from photographs. Lighting is always an issue with them.
|4 days 11 hours ago||I think all-white looks bad||
I think all-white looks bad period, whether it's for one game or six. I don't see why a school with as colors as good as ours would want to do that.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Actually in French that would||
Actually in French that would probably be pronounced "ahs-VEEP."
|4 days 11 hours ago||Dangit||
The kid should learn his own etymology.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Gotta disagree here. We have||
Gotta disagree here. We have two great colors that contrast beautifully; why minimize them with an all-white look? Plus, it makes for an odd combination with our helmets.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Apparently it's German for||
Apparently it's German for "Fox," so most likely he's far from the only one on the planet with that name.
|4 days 11 hours ago||A guy who played in the 1990s||
A guy who played in the 1990s was "well before [your] time"? Man, make some of us feel old.
|4 days 11 hours ago||My main requirements:-maize||
My main requirements:
-Maize pants, not white.
-Minimal use of maize on the jersey; outlining the numbers with it is enough.
I liked the 1997-04 ones a lot but I do find the current ones a bit cleaner. I was not a fan of the 2008-10 ones (with the big curved stripe) or the 2012 Alabama ones (the maize strip ruined it). The Sugar Bowl ones were OK but the M on the front was unnecessary and made it too busy.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Guys generally say they'll||
Guys generally say they'll come back when the season is still on. Then it ends and they re-think things. McGary was turning 22 in the summer and was still projected as a 1st-rounder, so I don't think it was happening.
For me, the big regret about him is not about this year, but last year. Imagine if he had undergone surgery at the beginning of last year, instead of trying to gut it out in December. This was something he and the staff discussed at the time. In the end, of course, he had surgery around New Year's and still nearly made it back to the court. With surgery in November, he'd have definitely been able to return. Add Mitch to last year's team and that quite possibly is a national champion.