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|2 days 5 hours ago||High functioning||
Harbaugh isn't any sort of lunatic. He just happens to be in sports. If he were in the business world he would be just as wealthy and successful.
In a pure business environment you will only succeed if you work harder and make better decisions than everyone else. If you don’t agree with that statement you are living in some sort of fantasy world.
There are some occupations in which inept people, who would certainly fail in that business environment, can in their world… excel. College professors fall into that group. Media people do as well. Harbaugh sees this and views those people accordingly and with the appropriate disdain. I see this in him all the time. He thinks those people are stupid and it shows. The (rare) intelligent reporter sees this and it offends him.
In the sports world if you don’t pander to the egos of those media people they have the power to screw you over - AND - all of your lunatic quotes and actions are being reported by…….. media people.
|2 days 18 hours ago||In the three years I went to Birmingham Groves||
we did not score a touchdown.
The good memories are: cheerleaders looked A WHOLE LOT BETTER back then.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I didn't listen to this show, but I own a herd of cattle||
and I can tell you from experience that they aren't worth listening to.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Some girls like to get spanked.||
If she went to Ohio State she would be a good fit.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I've got nothing to complain about when||
I read an editorial like this. Because MGoBlog is free.
It would be nice if editorials were put in a separate place. That way I would know that I was not missing any news when I skipped them.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||So, you make more money in||
So, you make more money in the bundled world. I think that makes sense.
Being an old geezer, I was around before there were cable companies and long before there were little dishes. For as long as these have existed, people have been screaming for more choice. I certainly want more choice. But that's exactly what has not been offered. It's never going to be offered.
I don't see any movement toward a-la-carte offerings. If you make decisions on the basis that there is going to be more subscriber friendly offerings in the future you're just making decisions based on fantasy.
We're all going to croak. And when we croak DirecTv and Dish will still have those big channel line-ups. They will be even more bloated and cost more. Some of the conference footprints will probably extend into Canada and Mexico.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I have DirecTV||
I buy the lowest priced channel line-up that includes BTN and ESPN. Everything else on the tube is pure crap - and - all that crap is a LOT of channels. So basically, for at least one customer, the non-a-la-carte TV setup means that BTN and ESPN is subsidizing EVERYTHING ELSE. So, I guess I'm in that 20% that is referenced.
Still, I've read and re-read the argument in this article about the increased Big-Ten footprint not making economic sense and I don't get it. Sorry. I'm not saying it's wrong. I'm just not seeing the argument. Perhaps a more clear argument could be made in a future post and some of the numbers could be supported. The notion that 80% of the TV viewers don't care about the core sports channels isn't going to sit well with me until someone tells me where they are getting those figures.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Sportsgeekonomics||
The example assumes there is no price elasticity between one and two dollars for a donut. Not likely. You would only know for certain if the donut maker did what all rational capitalists do: increase production until the marginal profit of producing a donut equals zero. But the donut guy doesn't do that. He only makes 10 more donuts to give to the dishonest cop. Right. Ridiculous. Whatever they are pitching at the bottom of the page I probably won't click on it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||"smug"||
Very generous. I would use words that are far more harsh to describe Gumbel.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You know they're not stopping with just the car.||
I'd go there too.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I missed Woody Hayes after he was fired.||
I laughed hysterically when he slugged that Clemson kid in the Gator Bowl.
Then I rolled on the floor laughing to tears when they fired him a couple of days later.
However, after a couple of years of Earl Bruce, man I MISSED Woody. It was just too much fun to hate him.
I still miss that SOB.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I won't miss Holtz.||
And if, by some miracle, Vitale were to go they would deplete their roster of incoherent babblers.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||"There's no such thing as a frivolous lawsuit."||
One of my many lawyer friends told me that once. His point was that judges have crowded dockets and are pre-disposed to dismissing anything they consider not worth their time. I think this is basically true.
Any time you hear about lawsuits that seem stupid they always start making sense when you learn more about the details. Like the judges, lawyers generally don't want to waste their time either.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I was at that game||
In the parking lot after the game a USC fan handed me a "Muck Fishigan" pin. I don't know why, but I still have it.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Well said.||
I read both Detroit newspapers every day. I moved out into the middle of nowhere in 1994 and left those papers behind. My first connection to the internet was 1995 and, as far as news goes, I felt I had moved forward.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I want to be able to see the numbers.||
No one is more of a stickler for tradition than me, but when I'm watching a game that doesn't seem to come to mind much. What really screams to me is when I cannot see the numbers. Usually that happens when there are no numbers on the sleeves.
There have been some games where there were no numbers on the sleeves, but on the helmets instead. That worked - but made the helmets look weird. Use the sleeves.
The yellow border around the numbers muddles their visibility on the TV. Get rid of that.
Tradition-wise, the biggest problem is using yellow. Old games from the 70s on youtube always look great because the uniforms are the right color.
Once I was pulled over by a Michigan State Trooper. As I was looking in the rear-view mirror it occurred to me: "hmm... his car has the correct two colors."
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I don't consider myself related to those guys||
other than the fact that most of the kids in my high shcool went to MSU. Beyond that, they are in the same state and their admission standards are lower.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||This article reminds me why I||
spend a ridiculous amount of time on MGoBlog, and consider that time well spent.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||If it's crap just ignore it.||
Insecure people like attention. That's all this is. "Here's what I'm doing. Look at me. Look at me. Look at me."
When I was in school the student section filled first. We watched the "old people" slowly fill the stands. No students changed anything back then. I'm not seeing the current bunch change anything.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Karma||
is a magical concept, but it constantly seems to work.
The Mike Weber story is yet another example.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||So what? Disliking Dantonio is the norm.||
It's like that fat OSU guy, with the painted face and the nuts around his neck that always tries to get himself on TV. I don't understand negative posts about those guys.
Seems to me it would be a whole lot worse to find a reason to like them.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||Since I have a Marine friend that suffers from PTSD||
I know it's not something to joke about. However, "PTSD" is what came to mind when I read the original post. So, whoever made the remark may be only pointing out the foolishness of not communicating well.
|23 weeks 18 hours ago||Bo mentions pulling off 8 straight wins against Michigan State||
and I don't recall anyone making a big deal out of it when it happened. It was business as usual.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I agree.||
I did the twitter thing for about a week and decided it was nuts.
If you listen to Sam Webb in the morning you are getting everything. Then if you read Ace's articles on MGoBlog you get a routine recap of everything that keeps it all fresh and organized in your mind. That's plenty.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Well said.||
Best post in this thread.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Regardless of the number of "units"||
my understanding is that the entire Big 10 (including Michigan and Northwestern) adheres to the NCAA minimum grade point for athletics admissions, and that is a 2.0 (out of 4). Maybe I'm wrong. I'm no expert on this stuff.
If so, I don't care how you slice it, that's a cake walk. Just take enough courses to make that minimum number of "units" and show up for class.
The more I read the posts of others the more confusing it is. Perhaps an article by the MGoBlog staff on actual admissions policy, for both athletics and general students, would be a good idea.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||You should be proud||
to be a UM homer.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I do blue. I do maize.||
I don't do yellow.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||What's lame was||
Jimmy Johnson appearing on Survivor.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||The title of your post really got my attention...||
since I am in Denver often. Now, as I look above, I see what you meant.