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|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think UVa or UC Berkeley||
I think UVa or UC Berkeley would be more realistic comparisons. Neither have football programs that we'd be satisfied with at Michigan, but academically they're doing more than fine.
I don't really think that Schlissel intended what people are reading into his comments, but it's not outrageous to think of a top-tier public university with a much lower emphasis on athletics.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke doesn't need a map to||
Hoke doesn't need a map to get around Ann Arbor. We are saving enormous sums of money by slashing our map budget nearly to nothing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe "muggle" isn't strictly||
Maybe "muggle" isn't strictly a derogatory term. But in the context it was used, it's hard to argue that it wasn't meant in a derogatory way. I mean, "muggles...smh" is pretty clearly an expession of contempt.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's kinda odd if you don't||
That's kinda odd if you don't know who Taylor Swift is but you did somehow know that the T stood for Taylor.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Whoa. Why am I not getting||
Whoa. Why am I not getting any donuts out of this season?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously. It's bad enough||
Seriously. It's bad enough coming from administrators. For a player to be taught to think of the university as a "brand" is ridiculous.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||That's the thing. Kids in the||
That's the thing. Kids in the Hall was always much more about WTF? than about funny.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Give Brandon tickets to the||
Give Brandon tickets to the next USC road game. Stick him on the team bus heading back to LA. Then pull that bus over and fire him on the side of the road, don't even let him get his luggage back.
It's the only way.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like you've had a||
Sounds like you've had a productive morning!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Shrewd is not a negative||
Shrewd is not a negative trait in any way.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Cal||
Yeah. Not only the coaching transition. Also last year Cal was dealing with a pretty remarkable string of injuries. And breaking in a true freshman quarterback.
This year, they've got a really tough second half. For Cal partisans "bowl eligible" seems to be a best case scenario this year. They're definitely better than last year, though, and probably better than their record at the end of this season will suggest.
However, having watched most of the game, I would say that Cal looked pretty decent, but also that Northwestern looked pretty lousy at least for the first half.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Our minds peppered with the||
Not to be overlooked: the parallel between "pepper" and "woods on". I think that pretty much settles it.
|13 weeks 10 hours ago||I like the fact that Fred||
I like the fact that Fred Jackson played at Jackson State.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Would there be room for both||
Would there be room for both Roseboro and Wheatley?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||"Mikey Ferns"? Is that a||
"Mikey Ferns"? Is that a nickname he actually goes by?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Two wishes for fall camp||
Two wishes for fall camp news:
1. No injuries.
2. Not any injuries.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sort of amused that just||
I'm sort of amused that just after the post that ends "We have tile floors at work, so it wasn't too bad of a mess" comes the post that describes your boss almost crapping her pants.
Whether or not pants have been crapped truly is the gold standard of April Fools pranks.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||What about Wichita State? Has||
What about Wichita State? Has anyone watched them play much this year? Undefeated, but they also haven't played another NCAA tourney team since December.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I don't really like the||
I don't really like the current blue jerseys with that weird curve over the chest (just above the Adidas and B1G logos). It always looks like the cut of a coctail dress to me. The maize jerseys have the same thing but it doesn't stand out so much to me there.
The new ones look fine, like others I'd prefer it say Michigan instead, but not a big deal to me either way.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I can think of at least two||
I can think of at least two cities with NFL teams in Ohio that are smaller than Detroit.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||There is no right to not||
There is no right to not feeling uncomfortable, or even to not feeling vulnerable if that feeling is fully unjustified. The aim is not and cannot be eliminating discomfort. It is not disputed that somebody might end up feeling uncomfortable if they end up sharing a shower with an openly gay man. The question is whether that discomfort is valid, in the sense of representing a reasonable feeling of endangerment.
Many are arguing here that it is not. As I gather, the argument to the contrary seems to revolve around the legitimacy of feeling discomfort because of the vague possibility of unreciprocated sexual thoughts, as if that is the sole reason why we choose to segregate locker rooms by gender.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||So, to respond to the old||
So, to respond to the old "What about the daughters?!" question:
If you had daughters, I guess you would not be fine with other guys seeing their knees? How could a guy avoid "taking a peek" at the sight of a naked female knee?! Every straight guy who has ever been 14 knows for a fact that this kind of thing happens a great deal.
Nevertheless, unless you're really unusually repressive, your daughters can wear shorts nowadays when 200 years ago it would've seemed outrageously titillating. What matters is not what anyone could conceivably have a sexual thought about, but what is the accepted norm.
Here's another question for those who think that a person's sexual interests make all the difference in how you could be comfortable with them seeing you. Would you be uncomfortable wearing a leather jacket around a guy who is open about incorporating leather into his sexual practices? What about a woman who is more turned on by a man in a suit than a naked man? Should such women, if they are open about this, be excluded from workplaces where men commonly wear suits?
|44 weeks 4 hours ago||Don't worry, that part's just||
Don't worry, that part's just symbolic. You're not going to live through the drawing and quartering.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||It's unusual, but not unheard||
It's unusual, but not unheard of. David Dawson did it, for instance. What seems to be more common is a "committed" recruit openly looking around, and then committing to the school they were supposedly already committed to (like Vic Enwere did last week). But that is not likely to be tolerated by our coaches.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||For real. All those "doctor||
For real. All those "doctor smarts" may be hot stuff in a hospital, but what's it ever gonna be used for out there in the real world?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||I'll just chip in to agree||
I'll just chip in to agree with this. Dislike Tressel for lying, winning, and being pompous about it all you want. I'm not too worked up about it myself, but understand why others are. Trying to equate that with raping children for rhetorical effect, however, is really freaking distasteful.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||He would've walked if he had||
He would've walked if he had to!
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Hate it if you want, but it's||
Hate it if you want, but it's completely false that the campus is surrounded by slums, unless you are referring to the so-called "gourmet ghetto" on the northwest side of campus.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Justin Forsett is also making||
Justin Forsett is also making a pretty respectable career for himself for a 7th round draft pick.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Off topic for this thread but||
Off topic for this thread but also META:
Is the navigation to older threads on the MGoBoard broken for anyone else? It has never worked for me. If I click the arrow to go to the next page, I instead get the first page of Diaries. It has always been like this. And this happens on both the sidebar version and the full page version of the board.
Not a big deal as most threads I'm likely to want to continue following are ones that are still very active (so accessible under the "Hot" tab) or ones I've commented on (so accessible through my mgopoints history). I just imagine it can't only be me, as it happens for me on every computer and every web browser I've tried.