here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
- Member for
- 4 years 22 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 day 14 hours ago||Yikes||
Yikes, that's how you end up with spit in your food, Mr. Elway.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Sad||
Yes times have improved in that we're hearing Michigan and Kentucky in the same breath, but I agree. I still default to feeling we'll never sign the kid as soon as we go up against a Kentucky/Duke/UNC.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Jimmer||
Nik is Jimmer... Except 4 inches taller, can dribble, can play the pick and roll, and can pass.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Impressive||
Impressive, but what do the flight trackers say?
Because I live for Cleveland Schadenfreude, I hope this is all part an elaborate troll.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I hate to say this||
I hate to say this, but I like how Narduzzi does things. In the booth for the first 3 quarters, on the ground for the last quarter. By then you've seen their schemes and now it's time to be in the middel of the fight.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Game management||
I admittedly don't watch much OSU, but was curious about you saying our game management is better. Given our inability to conduct a 2-minute drill to save our lives, and the cluster f***ery that was UM v Northwestern the last couple years... Can OSU's really be worse?
|1 week 6 days ago||But||
But how does she feel about American flag speedos and chiuauas?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Needs||
The Pistons basically need everything except a starting center. Losing their first round pick really hurt.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||At this point||
At this point, I'd say we're safe for another season. The NBA didn't steal any NCAA coaches and there really weren't any high profile NCAA firings this year to trickle down to mid majors having to do coaching searches.
It's only a matter of time though. I think the secret is out how good our assistants are.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They||
They were nazis Walter?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
Agreed. The telecom companys are operating like the 5 families in The Godfather. They all agree to stay out of each other's turf and, now with Net Nuetrality near dead, they'll be sending Tiny down to your grandpa's party store and charging him extra to operate in "their" neighborhood.
They've even gone as far as reaching non-compete clauses with city government's in exchange for the governments agreement to not install government run fiber. Because it is actually super affordable for local governments to instal fiber.
The first major dominos that need to be toppled over are the colluded shared monolpoly that the cable companies have.
The second major domino is classifying the internet as a utility. It is safe to say that the internet is more important than land-line telephone now-a-days.
The third major domino is some kind of ruling that stops the ESPNs and AMCs of the world from creating n-ary networks that they then bundle to the telecoms, who force the prices down to the customer.
Unfortunately we'll likely never see it in our day. Netflix and Google are helping, but they'll only get so far.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Basically||
Aereo definitely exploited a convenient loophole in the law. The law is there to protect the folks who want to put an antenna on their roofs and still receive broadcast televsion. I suppose it was only a matter of time before somebody found a way to monetize that.
It's disappointing because in 2 years Aereo has built a system that is far superior to Comcast's. Their guide is easier to use. Their DVR is better. More connectivity options. Everything.
But yes, it all comes down to greed. If Aereo were allowed to exist, then the deals that Comcast, DirecTV, etc. have with NBC/ABC/CBS/Fox would have to be redone.
Then NBC can't afford to pay the NFL. Then the NFL moves to 100% cable.
If anything, this ruling shows more than ever that we need a truly a la carte model. People are more than willing to pay $8 per month just for 10 basic channels, as Aereo has proven.
Corporate greed keeps us from having nice things.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Obvious||
Obvious damage control is obvious.
Bbbbbut juuuuuudge! We've already made all these improvements so the athletes can really be students. Please let us keep our bags of money.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hoops||
The way that people who had held hoops season tickets for the decade of suck only to be relocated now that the team is good and people with deep pockets wanted to start going to the games really rubbed me the wrong way.
Better monetizing your product is one thing. Spitting in the face of loyalty to get there is another.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Still going pretty strong||
1BTC = $600 USD right now.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Women|
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you||
Thank you for this. It's not healthy how much it drives me nuts when people get that one wrong.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Death to hamstrings||
Death to hamstrings.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Artist's Rendering of Future Games||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Also entirely possible||
Also entirely possible that there was some college savings that could be directed toward other means now that college is 100% paid for (until Saban cuts him).
Friend of mine's parents remodeled the entire house with his and his brother's college funds once they went to one of the military academies and didn't have to pay a dime.
That being said. If I were a betting man, I'd always bet that these kids got the cars by shady means. I feel I'd win over 50% of the time.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||#footprint||
Just as the over commercialization of the pro leagues made me stop watching them, the over expanstion and commercialization of the NCAA will eventually lead me to stop watching and supporting them as well.
It's sad, but the reality of it all. Human beings turn into raging douchemonsters when money and politics get involved.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You say that||
You say that as if somebody out there wants Jennings and his contract.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Good thing||
Well good thing we'll have McGary to bust that 2-3 zo.... Shit.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Not like this||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Overstate||
Listen, I think the most likely reason is he flat out picked OSU. Why wouldn't he? They've lost 2 games in 2 years and have a potential juggernaught of an offense coming this year. We've lost 11 games in 2 years and don't know how to run forward. No Bullshit.
That being said, the academics argument is plausable. No Bullshit.
Nothing was overstated, those are the rules, plain and simple. You have to have never transfered before, have one year of eligibility left, have finished your undergrad degree, and be seeking a graduate degree in a field that your current school does not offer. No Bullshit.
As for gaining admission to Michigan grad school, they don't make the same exceptions that the undergrad programs do to get athletes in. Nor should they. No Bullshit.
And it's not like we've never recruited players before who ended up not getting passed the academic/institutional road blocks. No Bullshit.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||In this case||
In this case, it's plausible. In order to grad transfer your new school has to have a program your current school does not. You also have to be granted admission to sed program.
Michigan doesn't exactly have bullshit grad programs in basketweaving. Rackham is also not the easiest thing to get into.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
Exactly. Everybody is so affraid of admitting mistakes and lessons learned. It seems to be even worse in sports. Like you're admitting weakness or something.
I'd be more worried if they looked at last year, said they did everything right, and it just needed more time. They changed the OC, changed the leadership structure around to give the young guys a voice at the table.
Ultimately the product on the field will be what they're judged by, and they know this. How they get there is hardly relevant.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||When listening to WTKA||
When listening to WTKA this morning as they were discussing GR3, my instant thought was that if he could land on a team with a great coach like the Spurs, he could really learn what he needs to learn to have a long productive career.
He needs to land somewhere that knows how to take advantage of his particular set of skills.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Fun Fact||
My Computer Science degree is technically from LSA. I'm a half Engineer, half Liberal Arts hybrid bastard child.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
I do think this is the most likely reason. The guy reads crazy books and writes guest articles for the Huffington Post. It's highly likely he's just executing his plan for post-basketball.