no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
|1 hour 2 min ago||My best friend's sister's||
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who makes that in an hour working from home in her pajamas.
|18 hours 25 min ago||Nice!||
I was thinking I might be crazy, but at least other MGoBloggers are too.
|19 hours 43 min ago||Very cool.||
I was in Ann Arbor for about five hours last week and took a pic of the Owens plaque in case it ends up in storage or something. I don't think there's been any comment on where it's headed after Ferry Field is gone.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I'd slightly disagree that||
I'd slightly disagree that the athletes are the most important variable. If we were talking about their safety or gaining/losing a competitive advantage, of course they're the most important, but both companies make equipment that allows them to safely compete at a high level. In other words, the difference is marginal enough that it shouldn't be the biggest factor.
None of this exists in a vacuum, and Hackett needs to do what's best for all of the stakeholders. For example, for all of those saying that taking less money is a big deal, would you be willing to pay a ticket surcharge to get Nike?
|2 days 1 hour ago||You're probably right that||
You're probably right that they don't need to, in the sense that the lights will still be on and Harbaugh's paychecks aren't going to bounce if they leave money on the table. Still, they spent something like twelve million to get rid of the last staff and Brandon and bring in Harbaugh, the debt service alone hit $15mm last year, and they cut student ticket prices.
Michigan brings in a ton of dough, but on the tail end of a $750mm(!) spending campaign, the cash needs to come from somewhere, and I'm definitely in favor of getting it from Adidas as opposed to more expensive tickets, new ads, six dollar water, ect.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Blog Title IX violation||
Swing and a miss (with a bunch of political terms used in the process). See: front page.
Between SouthBendWolverine and Seth we do get front page content, and to go back to the "about" section of the site:
|2 days 21 hours ago||Alabama or Oklahoma? Don't really care!|
|2 days 21 hours ago||Hello: Oklahoma City|
|2 days 21 hours ago||Hail!||
|2 days 22 hours ago||Also this doesn't really have||
Also this doesn't really have much to do with coaching, but UCLA assistant coach Lisa Fernandez is the UCLA softball equivilant of having Tom Brady as an assistant football coach in Ann Arbor.
She's won everything imaginable as a pitcher, three gold medals and is in the hall of fame. To drive the point home I was at a regional UCLA was in a few years back and girls on the other three teams were asking for autographs. Pretty cool woman from what I could tell.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Mike Candrea (Arizona) and||
Mike Candrea (Arizona) and Hutch have very similar win totals, although he got the nod for the last Olympic team and has pretty extensive national team experience as well.
UCLA's current coach hasn't won a title or been there very long, but UCLA in general is Wooden-era basketball on a diamond. Their program has won eleven of the thirty-three national championships.
|2 days 22 hours ago||You hand them four dollars||
You hand them four dollars and get a water and Kennedy half dollar in return!
|3 days 1 hour ago||I'm pretty sure it will be||
I'm pretty sure it will be Wagner, but I could definitely get behind starting Betsa. If there really have been nerve issues, that's a strong statement that Hutch believes in them getting it right the first time. Even if things went poorly, I don't doubt that Wagner can go out and win later.
First world problems.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Recap/highlights from last night...||
if anyone is interested. I don't think you can embed from MGoBlue, so here's the link.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Like you say, it's tricky||
Like you say, it's tricky (and some people take pleasure towing the line) but I try to get rid of anything that clearly extends off the field/court/ice or is just malicious and mean spirited.
I don't have a problem with even (IMO) overly harsh criticism of something that we all just watched happen, but "Jordan Morgan is a bitch" was something several people had posts deleted and/or were banned over, for example.
We're more lenient with things directed at coaches and administrators, but I must have taken down two dozen threads in the last weeks of football season that went beyond even "Hoke can't comprehend this" to the point where someone posted a thread looking for job suggestions for Hoke with the OP suggesting cleaning toilets at Spartan Stadium.
|3 days 2 hours ago||In non-Michigan, non-kid art||
A Rothko also sold later that week for $82mm, which is high for one of his pieces, but not a record.
Pretty random, but the Picasso is an all time high and I love Rothko's work, plus I don't have kids to draw for me.
|3 days 2 hours ago||You need to upload the||
You need to upload the picture to a site that hosts images (Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, ect.) to embed it.
Other info here if anyone is interested.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I kinda hope he's skipped||
I kinda hope he's skipped some of the basketball open threads over the years...
|3 days 18 hours ago||Hail.||
|3 days 18 hours ago||Wow.||
I'll definitely take that out, but wow.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Still 10-3, top of the sixth.||
Still 10-3, top of the sixth.
|3 days 19 hours ago||2-2, 1 out, runners on 2 and||
2-2, 1 out, runners on 2 and 3
|3 days 19 hours ago||Post-college life has me down||
Post-college life has me down in Tampa. Nothing too exciting, living and working and hopefully watching a run rule win tonight. How are things?
|3 days 19 hours ago||She's used swag to describe||
She's used swag to describe Romero for a while now, since her freshman year I think. Not sure I've heard her talk about Betsa's swag, though.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Made as a joke/revolutionary||
Made as a joke/revolutionary overthrow of USA Softball/NFCA in an earlier thread. There's a better one for Sierra Romero. Hopefully I'll get to post that tonight too.
|3 days 21 hours ago||A team award too?!||
Our revolution will surely be successful, comrade.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Christner with the bomb!||
|3 days 21 hours ago||Nope.||
I'd nominate the Fightin' Hutchinses or maybe Air Delivery Pizza.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Game will probably start on||
Game will probably start on ESPNU, per the official Twitter.
|3 days 21 hours ago||U-M Lineup: Lawrence-CF,||
|3 days 22 hours ago||I heard 5* Hank Rearden||
I heard 5* Hank Rearden immediately committed to Patrick Henry University after receiving a gold bar from Danneskjold, but a bronze bar sounds like the right price for a Sparty recruit. You might be onto something.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I'd rather hire Galt to make||
I'd rather hire Galt to make an engine powered on excess Harbaugh energy/Cracker Barrel/whole milk.
Is Ragnar a free agent yet? Hiring a pirate to fuck with Meyer and Dantonio actually seems fitting at the moment.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Not my point, and I said immediate need.||
The point I was trying to get across was that losing him to the Wings would be one thing but that losing him to Grand Rapids is another.
A player that fills an immediate need would be playing top six/four minutes pretty much by definition.
|4 days 1 hour ago||It's a little easier knowing||
It's a little easier knowing he's in the Wings system, but it's not like he's filling an immediate need in Detroit. For me at least, Grand Rapids winning a lot is a good sign for development but not much else, while M winning is an end in and of itself.
|4 days 6 hours ago||@umichsoftball thank you the||
|4 days 6 hours ago||There has to be at least one||
There has to be at least one pick up line that uses "super guides". I say we crowdsource it here and WD can write a diary to let us know how well it ended up working.
|4 days 7 hours ago||"Stupid asshole didn't even||
"Stupid asshole didn't even charge me money for it, he just made me close my eyes and suck it out of a hose."
|4 days 7 hours ago||Dillution of Army's identity...||
Honestly, has there ever been a single accepted "brand"? They use Army in an academy context, but they're equally likely to be called West Point or USMA in others. I can also kind of see how Cadets could have lost a bit when USAFA came into being, but I definitely agree they need to pick one thing on the athletic side.
|4 days 16 hours ago||As someone who was never on||
As someone who was never on the Babcock to Michigan wagon, the off cuff remark he made this fall was a few years after the rumors. Again, not saying I was a believer, but your timeline is way off.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Looking at that list||
Looking at that list (especially with Golson at FSU now) I really wonder what's going on behind the scenes with Braxton Miller. He's mentioned because they're throwing shit against the wall at this point, but every bit of conventional wisdom says he needs to transfer and Meyer has gotten him to stay.
Not implying anything shady, just honestly wondering what it means for playing time, position switches, his injury, ect.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Not watching, but I did see||
Not watching, but I did see that 4/5 living presidents declared our long national nightmare over. I thought that was pretty cool/funny.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Michigan.||
Anything with that much horizantal space should be the actual word. I prefer the script hockey jersey (and softball, ect) to the big block M for the same reason.
|4 days 21 hours ago||As long as we can change the||
As long as we can change the name "designated player" to...literally anything else would be an improvement.
It's funny as the name for an award, but if you needed to explain what Romero does to an alien who hadn't ever seen a game before that's really not a bad description.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Clean sweep, actually.||
|5 days 16 min ago||Should've got that insured,||
Should've got that insured, Geico for your money.
|5 days 18 min ago||Kind of.||
The NCAA has a program where they'll loan enough to cover premiums on disability insurance for an athlete that is graded first round for NBA/WNBA/MLB, rounds 1-3 for NFL and NHL by the respective draft board and then comes back to school.
I don't know how that works in practice for the NHL and MLB (because of how they structure their drafts), but it's pretty straightforward for football and basketball.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Mexico.||
|5 days 2 hours ago||It will almost definitely be||
It will almost definitely be Jeff Blashill. He has been in the organization since 2011 and has been the head coach of the Griffins (top minor league affiliate in Grand Rapids) since 2012 winning one Calder Cup and advancing to the 2015 conference finals a few days ago.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Married with three high||
Married with three high school/college aged kids. Other than maybe New York or LA or Miami being extra crazy, I kind of doubt the single millionaire athletes/coaches are lacking options anywhere.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I really can't imagine him||
I really can't imagine him wanting to move into coaching, even for the Wings and especially just to go to the Griffins. He's an excellent GM that's in a good situation down here and with Team Canada.
Taking Holland's seat when the time comes is my biggest hope, though (along with probably 90% of Wing's fans, not saying that's unique in any way).
|5 days 3 hours ago||It is, but Toronto can||
It is, but Toronto can definitely afford it. Recently valued at $1.3b with one of the biggest fanbases on the continent. Now all they need to do is, you know, win.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Hello: Venus and Serena||
Hello: Venus and Serena Williams.
|5 days 19 hours ago||A few others, IMO.||
Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, and Guns N' Roses cover of Knockin' on Heaven's Door (although Dylan's original is excellent as well).
I also really like Slightly Stoopid's take on Leaving on a Jet Plane, but I'm not sure I'd say it's better. Just very well done for such a radical change of pace.
|5 days 23 hours ago||OT: Favorite Bob Seger Song||
Should be a fine discussion in the other Bob Seger thread*
*I'll bet there's not another mod that's used that sentence on this site.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Feel free to make a thread if||
Feel free to make a thread if you find the study and we can go ahead and talk about it. Mainly trying to get rid of the threads that aren't going to get a good discussion going and don't have much to do with M.
I realize there are a few left on the board, but right now it's a quantity thing.
|6 days 5 hours ago||OT: Coke or Pepsi?||
Nike vs Adidas
Too OT, especially for someone with a history of too OT.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Well, I'm no manager of a Denny's in Breckenridge...||
but there is the User-MCurated MgoHallOfFame.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Fried pancreas?||
|6 days 18 hours ago||Partito Socialista Svizzero||
If you hadn't skipped the test on European socialism to joyride your buddy's dad's Ferrari, eat pancreas, see priceless works of art and sing in a parade, you'd know that.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Just when I was starting to||
Just when I was starting to get over losing TomVH, you had to link to an old thread.
|1 week 33 min ago||Any relation to the recruit?|
|1 week 1 day ago||Made it!||
Outfield GA, but still pretty damn excited for this game.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks guys.||
Hopefully it works out, and hopefully it's a short one. I'll be in Ann Arbor for all of about five hours before catching a flight. If it goes two games I'll be following on Twitter, which would really suck after being there earlier.
|1 week 1 day ago||I know/knew her well and||
I know/knew her well and wouldn't expect her to come into Ann Arbor and dominate, although the tools are all there to be a liability.
|1 week 1 day ago||With a weird twist of fate||
With a weird twist of fate I'll be in town tomorrow. Can anyone familiar with the last day fill me in on how tough getting a ticket will be? Full disclosure: this is the first place I've gone to, so if the box office still has tickets I'll be unaware for the next few minutes.
Edit: MGoBlue is sold out, no results on Craigslist or StubHub. Help! Please! Anyone!
|1 week 3 days ago||Are you saying it was||
Are you saying it was actually more backhanded complimentary?
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know why (other than||
I don't know why (other than the "Team Mom" moniker) but I had assumed Gwen Bush's role was more complimentary to Singletary's than that would imply.
|1 week 3 days ago||Since there's not an||
Since there's not an immediate plan to replace his position it might have been inevitable from the time Harbaugh was hired. It's certainly not out of the realm of possibility that Harbaugh structures his staff differently than Hoke and there was redundancy/Harbaugh wanted a different skillset.
Best of luck to Singletary, obviously.
|1 week 3 days ago||You don't say?||
Who would have thought...it figures.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's like ten thousand morons||
It's like ten thousand morons when all you need is a moran.
|1 week 3 days ago||Cosigned.||
Took down a joke thread and a double. The threads about headphones and books and stuff need to come back down to normal.
I know we had a poster change his name and start a lot of community oriented threads, but the sidebar can't be looking like Craigslist; this is still a Michigan site, even if Harbaugh racking up Twitter followers and softball are the only things going on (I think, sorry if there's another team still playing).
|1 week 3 days ago||Morans:||
|1 week 3 days ago||I wonder if the staff has a||
I wonder if the staff has a Bollingbrook connection. I'm actually a little surprised they wouldn't go with Naperville North or NVHS in that area, but maybe times have changed.
|1 week 3 days ago||Can you legally obtain the||
Can you legally obtain the four year old? If not, the answer is probably no to the camp and to your homeschool.
|1 week 3 days ago||If we're renaming major Ann||
If we're renaming major Ann Arbor streets, I think State should be the first to go. More collateral damage, but still.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just putting some info out||
Just putting some info out there, in his first three years at Michigan, John Beilein committed at least four secondary violations including three which led to penalties against him/the program. Harbaugh's didn't rise even to that level.
Ohio State reports dozens and dozens of secondary infractions each year and none of them are a big deal either.
|1 week 4 days ago||Someone else chime in if they||
Someone else chime in if they know more about this than I do, but from everything I've ever seen a director of football ops handles all of the logistical work not related to on-field activities.
He (or his staff) would be planning travel, finding entertainment and team outings when that's called for, coordinating efforts to take care of housing or summer jobs for players and likely coordinating coaches schedules and things like that. Here's a link to a job description pulled from a book on big time college football.
Those duties have virtually no overlap with anything resembling coaching skills or experience. To use a lazy analogy, an ideal chief of staff is almost never an electable politician.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm 99.999% sure coaches||
I'm 99.999% sure coaches aren't paid anything more than a stipend and comps for the Olympics (I don't know if they get the same medal bonus as athletes but that tops out at $25,000), and I know 100% the USOC isn't paying any coach enough to make a significant dent in a ten million dollar salary.
|1 week 4 days ago||Mel Pearson.||
Longtime hockey assistant and head coach at Michigan Tech.
|1 week 4 days ago||Please ignore if there's||
Please ignore if there's sarcasm I'm missing, but if serious that's just not true.
|1 week 4 days ago||None AFAIK. Just Costco and||
None AFAIK. Just Costco and Taco Bell and Tim Hortons and whatnot. There are a couple liquor stores close by.
I got hit by a guy in a pickup truck not looking before he changed lanes about a block away from there in December, though. /csb
|1 week 5 days ago||The ball is obviously||
The ball is obviously underinflated, though. Gotta focus on the important stuff.
|1 week 5 days ago||NSFMF||
No polo, but...you didn't hear about that emergency legislation passed today? Any coach hosting a QB camp is guilty of a felony one, will have their citizenship revoked and will serve a life sentence at the North Pole. Any school employing that coach will face a billion dollar fine and Charlie Weis will be appointed to the head coaching position to ensure future compliance.
We're all completely screwed.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'll have to motivate myself||
I'll have to motivate myself soon, he's my favorite musician of all time...a true original.
Also, to go in another direction: Eminem's Stan. Maybe a little more psychotic than some of the other mentions, but damn that song hits home.
|1 week 5 days ago||The link in my first comment,||
The link in my first comment, "Hurt: That Time When Johnny Cash Stole Trent Reznor’s Best Song" is definitely worth taking a look at if you've got five minutes.
Basically saying that while Cash has an advantage from the start (the video isn't something anyone else could have made, plus as the listener we know it's Johnny Cash) he truly transformed the meaning and depth of a song originally written by a 29 year old in a dark place to encompass seven decades of regret.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sounds like a good read.||
I've had Bob Dylan's Chronicles: Volume One sitting on the figurative nightstand forever and haven't had the time and desire to read it at the same time. Have you (or anyone else) read that as well?
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't know how I hadn't||
I don't know how I hadn't heard this story before, but just this week I was reading about Hurt (specifically the video for it), the NIN cover Johnny Cash released as his last single.
He and June Carter are in their long-time house in the video; she dies three months after it's filmed, he dies another three months after that and their house eventually burned down. Sad to the point of asking what the odds of that happening could have possibly been.
|1 week 6 days ago||The hockey equivalent is a||
The hockey equivalent is a two minute minor, which teams are discouraged from trying to challenge because they're penalized if they're wrong.
I don't get why there's a range in the first place. If Brady wants to throw a ball resembling an overcooked steak and Rodgers wants the seams busting, who cares?
|1 week 6 days ago||Just took it down.||
OP gets points back/can start posting again at kickoff time in Utah.
|1 week 6 days ago||Maybe Kraft can delay writing||
Maybe Kraft can delay writing a check long enough to pay in inflated dollars.
|1 week 6 days ago||According to JayBaugh's||
According to JayBaugh's Twitter, one Pats fan got arrested at the protest. If charges are filed, part of his plea should include "can't ever lie about what you were protesting".
|1 week 6 days ago||The USA Softball award is||
The USA Softball award is more prestigious, but that doesn't make another "bogus".
If a football player won the Walter Camp Award it'd definitely be worth celebrating, for an easy example.
|1 week 6 days ago||I mean, if Emma Watson||
I mean, if Emma Watson cheered for Gryffindor/Brown/OSU that definitely wouldn't be a dealbreaker.
OTOH I've lived without a room full of Terrelle Pryor sportsmanship trophies and signed copies of The Winners Manual my whole life, and I'd prefer to keep it that way.
|1 week 6 days ago||Well, I could be wrong, but I||
Well, I could be wrong, but I believe Freep is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.
|1 week 6 days ago||brb checking 11W for Buckeye Devotette...||
|1 week 6 days ago||Cannot be used against you||
Cannot be used against you for what?
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't really see an upside||
I don't really see an upside to Brady handing over his phone to anyone.
I don't have anything close to his money or professional accomplishments, and I would almost certainly refuse to hand over my phone or personal computer to my employer. If I knew termination wasn't an option I can't imagine a scenario where I would.
|1 week 6 days ago||I can't imagine they did.||
I can't imagine they did. It's really widespread/not a safety issue and there's an on ice remedy in place.
|1 week 6 days ago||Imagine what he'd get if he||
Imagine what he'd get if he was fully aware.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's the only on ice||
That's the only on ice penalty, and if the accusing team is wrong they take an automatic delay of game penalty.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Can't agree more.||
Unless it involves a recruit or a current player, the NCAA shouldn't be telling coaches what they can give gifts/money to.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Honestly I do think we're||
Honestly I do think we're seeing closure, although not happy endings. It all comes down to Don, but other than Peggy, Sally and Roger everyone else seems to have loose ends tied up right now. Joan lost, but getting out of such a poisonous environment has to be worth something. Betty is dying, Cooper is dead. Pete seems to be reconciled with himself and Trudy and starting over (if it's real, which I think everyone would assume if we didn't see them again).
If the finale shows Roger on a yacht with an eighteen year old model, Peggy reassert herself in a big way and Sally showing sings of becoming her own woman, I'd say those storylines all resolved themselves pretty well.
Then we're left with the one everyone will remember. I'm reasonably sure Don is either going to actually die or that "Donald Draper" will figuratively die in a fairly obvious way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I would manage a hedge fund||
I would manage a hedge fund for about twelve months and then disappear to an island only accessible by plane followed by boat and/or helicopter. In reality I'd get bored and start up some philanthropic stuff back in civilization.
I think it would be really cool to run the financial side of a b corporation. Having CFO on your business card while feeling like you make a difference is probably the best mix of production and feeling good about the results I can think of, short of being a second Bill Gates or Elon Musk.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Zetterberg and Datsyuk are||
Zetterberg and Datsyuk are the best Red Wings since 2000?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Went back and looked on||
Went back and looked on MGoBlue, he started one game at RB in 2009 (which I'm pretty sure has to be WMU), was the starting RB against Iowa and played but didn't start at RB vs. OSU and in the Outback Bowl.
So it's two, but one of them was in 2009.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Florida and UGA were the two||
Florida and UGA were the two schools in the SEC that weren't oversigning like crazy. I agree that Meyer is probably dirtier than Richt (and that the story was Meyer), but at least in the Florida years Meyer wasn't doing his best Ole Miss/Tennessee impression.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Personally I agree with||
Personally I agree with ThadMattasagoblin that it pretty much has to be Florida/Meyer, but it would take something seriously crazy to surprise me about recruiting, especially in the SEC.
Three & Out is worth the time because Bacon had more access for a longer period of time than anyone else has gotten at a major program and Bacon is a true believer in college athletics, which I pretty much assume people with an account here are.
It fails to seriously address the defensive issues RR had, but overall it's a nice behind the scenes look and I think the RR portrait is much closer to the truth than ESPN et all will ever show. Not trying to be disparaging to Bacon or anything, but it's not an academic journal. It's a fast read with plenty of gossip type stuff (Denard getting Twitter mentions from LeBron after ND 2010, Mike Martin partying like a rockstar later that night and TEASER what it took for Bacon to get into the victory party).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Or was it three times?||
Did Denard start the 2009 WMU game at running back or did he sub in early?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Bacon didn't explicitly say||
Bacon didn't explicitly say Florida, but there's a story about Denard visiting an SEC school and finding two hostesses in his hotel bed when he got back. Devin (who didn't take officials down south) was kind of incredulous, implying that this wasn't the same treatment he got in Big Ten country.
Putting the pieces together, it was probably Florida, but you won't find a passage in Three & Out saying "Urban Meyer did thing x at Florida."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Technically he did start at||
Technically he did start at running back, although only twice. I'm with MgoBlueprint, probably just someone who didn't know any better and not intended to make a point.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just glad I'm not alone in my||
Just glad I'm not alone in my no cooler pooping policy.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I haven't really had that||
I haven't really had that experience, but I can't imagine liking being around someone I would consider a bad fan. If he or she is pooping in coolers or writing out STAEE on parked cars, I can't imagine what they're doing come election time or at family holidays.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You really get the "no means||
You really get the "no means no" point across if you get a bear to do it for you.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I just ask, "Have you ever||
I just ask, "Have you ever used curtains?"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Trying to walk the tightrope||
Trying to walk the tightrope between politics and political process, but it's not even as simple as your comment because the loans are administered through the DOE and serviced by banks with lobbying interests as well. A lot of the student aid program is actually done by statute, which means changing anything like interest rates will require rolling back existing programs and prior legislation, which is extremely tough to get done.
I'd be breaking the no politics rule to say much about what I think should be done, but I think most can agree that we've gotten ourselves into a shitty situation.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Assuming they're accurate,||
Assuming they're accurate, he's got some solid figures to back up his conclusion, but student loans are a glaring omission only mentioned in juxtaposition with baby boomers paying out of pocket.
No decrease in demand despite higher prices will push prices even higher, which means there's zero incentive for rolling back any of these new costs. Any real solution has to take the changes made in loans as well as administration (and state funding and shiny new things on campus, and everything else) into account.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't go anywhere.|
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Never been to any event down||
Never been to any event down there, but there appears to be a huge parking lot directly adjacent to the field, and I'll go out on a limb and say their problem football fans probably don't have a lot of overlap with their softball fans.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||To go a step further, you can||
To go a step further, you can become a liability in pretty much any profession for things that wouldn't raise a red flag in another*. An income tax evasion conviction wouldn't end a pro sports career, but I'd imagine accounting firms wouldn't be lining up to hire you. A history of marijuana possession charges wouldn't kill a comedian's career, but getting into law enforcement would be extremely hard.
*Obviously something violent would be a red flag almost everywhere.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||See also: Florida State and||
See also: Florida State and their dealings with the Seminole tribe. That certainly seems like a great relationship for both sides, although I don't know if it was always reciprocal.
I don't think there should be any kind of blanket ban on tribal names as mascots, but at the very least I think it's reasonable to say it's in bad taste to use someone else's name and imagry when they don't want you to.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It was that way when I was in||
It was that way when I was in high school a decade ago, at least for HeatGear/ColdGear. I don't know if they made shoes back then, but if they did nobody wore them.
I haven't bought a tee shirt from any of the three in a long time, but I'd guess fan gear will be higher quality with UA than with Nike or Adidas.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Looking at the law in ND, I||
Looking at the law in ND, I highly doubt they were able to charge anything for an electronic document like this.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Error.||
Signature and comment don't compute.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||I always skip Ignition (Remix||
I always skip Ignition (Remix) if it comes on and it's not a Friday or Saturday. Some people I know feel that I should be embarrassed by this, but honestly I think it's more embarrassing to be jamming out about the weekend on a Monday lunch break or whatever.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||If they're not the blondes||
If they're not the blondes referenced, then I'm completely lost (which is definitely possible given the subject matter).
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I've only ever seen pictures,||
I've only ever seen pictures, but that doesn't seem like a great description of either Nordigen or Vonn.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||+1 to you and julesh.||
That makes it seem like he's either committed to the move or there wasn't much interest in signing him as a QB, assuming he had several offers in UFA.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||They're doing something right.||
I read an HBO executive saying they could hit $400mm in PPV revenue. They don't have the same opportunities for commercials that team sports do, and according to Forbes, the combined ads for the 2012 Super Bowl were "only" ~$245mm (whenever Forbes did their list that was the highest grossing).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't follow the NFL very||
I don't follow the NFL very much, apologies if it's obvious, but Gardner had said a few teams talked to him about playing QB. Is he going to be working out as a receiver all the time with the Patroits, or is there a chance they'll try to develop him as a QB, even part time?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Pretend Gardner and Ryan don't exist?||
Just tear down the banners at Crisler, wipe 3/4 of Denard's stats, take away the Sugar Bowl rings, the WCWS appearance, who knows how many varsity letterman played exclusively during Brandon's tenure should give back their jackets and rings?
I'm pretty sure I'd rather not cancel all that, but that's just me.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I also think the comment||
I also think the comment you're replying to overestimates how many people are going to value some fraction of $100 more than getting a (relatively) hassle free experience. It's not exactly the same thing but looking at the music industry it seems like paying for content is here to stay, massive price correction nonwithstanding.
I'm headed out to watch the fight tonight. I hadn't really planned on watching, but friends are going, prices are reasonable and the beer and wings are awesome.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||More of a dog guy, but I just can't resist.||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm all for anything that||
I'm all for anything that helps the team win (exploiting that money advantage is vital), but I don't know if the football analogy works.
Basketball has 15 guys on roster, football 115. I don't know how well it translates on the administrative side, but basketball has a coach for every 3.75 players, football the numbers are one for every 10.5. Like someone said above, football sends out 100+ offers, with basketball usually around 10% of that and some years less.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Adidas owns Reebok; Nike owns||
Adidas owns Reebok; Nike owns Converse.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Their Northwestern redisign||
Their Northwestern redisign was really well done, and I don't think they've made any changes at Auburn.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting note, looks like||
Interesting note, looks like Boston College is wearing mostly Bauer (Nike) hockey gear, while Notre Dame is apparently mostly CCM (Adidas). I wonder which direction Michigan would go.
Assuming UA can offer all of the equipment the 25 non-football/basketball sports need, this is the best option, IMO.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Don't be an idiot. Every time||
Don't be an idiot. Changed my life. Whenever I'm about to do something, I ask myself, "Would an idiot do that?" If they would, I do not do that thing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||K-I-S-S keep it simple||
K-I-S-S keep it simple stupid. Great advice, hurts my feelings every time.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's the celebrity part too.||
It's the celebrity part too. Of all the women you find sexy, how many are near-houshold name actresses, models or singers? Now extrapolate that over a few billion women and the whole thing just feels ridiculous.
The only reason the list is called "Sexiest Women Alive" is that "100 Half Naked Women You've Probably Heard Of" wouldn't get FHM any free attention.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I believe it.||
Narrowing down the percentages to 2.85714286*10^-8 from 2.85714287*10-8 to get an objective list has got to be exhausting.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It really is incredible that||
It really is incredible that they're able to research each of the globe's 3,500,000,000 women annually. Odd coincidence these lists end up being mostly western celebrities every year.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Seeing some of the extra||
Seeing some of the extra footage from that, it's lucky they ever got a usable take of "a whale's vagina". Between Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate they showed about ten takes where one or the other couldn't keep it together, and I'm sure there were a ton more.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Two very high profile||
Two very high profile examples in the sports world would be OJ and Aaron Hernandez. Press were camped out in front of their houses before they were even arrested, let alone arraigned.
MGoBlog recently ran a front page story on Frank Clark's arrest before he ever saw the inside of a court room.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||As it should be for the||
As it should be for the justice system, but if his defense is that it was consensual, I don't think it's improper to socially shun someone for getting into a sexual situation where the power dynamics are so skewed.
Obviously we're not even at that point, but "beyond a reasonable doubt" isn't a very realistic or even ideal standard for non-violent censure.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You can't just go around||
You can't just go around slugging everyone.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Negative campaign ads are the absolute worst.||
They're worse than regular campaign ads, and that's saying something.
The local candidate ones where the budget is clearly about fifty bucks are sometimes not so terrible.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Compared to the rest of||
Compared to the rest of hockey, the NHL is the most permissive with allowing contact to the head. I'd bet anything they go further in the near future towards protecting players in a vulnerable position (height, second contact, and, yeah, stupidity).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I like that Kronwall does||
I like that Kronwall does what he does; he plays a role and most of the time his hits fall within the letter of the rule, but I don't think think I'd describe, say, the Voracek hit as "fine and clean". It was a legal hit, but I don't know if I'd go as far as clean.
Also, no two hits are ever alike. In this thread alone there are plenty of posters that have gotten hit with pucks countless times, but one freak occurrence stopped Chris Pronger's heart.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I added a hand typed||
I added a hand typed transcription in case anyone couldn't use audio or whatever.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If I could call Chris Hansen||
If I could call Chris Hansen an asshole-licking dickfart to his face, I would be sooo happy.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Back to college...||
Harvard Crimson, Chicago Maroon.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Semi related, although kind of opposite.||
I wonder if the New York Islanders considered a name change at all.
Two obvious and probably more glaring examples of names not making sense has stuck in the NBA for a long time (Lakers and Jazz) and the Islanders do have some great history, but Brooklyn isn't Long Island in any real sense.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm not a gamer* but thinking||
I'm not a gamer* but thinking there's any meaningful distinction between consuming an hour of NFL draft content or an hour of celebrity gossip or watching an hours worth of video game strategy is ridiculous. At their most basic, they're meaningless forms of entertainment and nothing more.
*I played N64 growing up and have a PS3 for occasionally playing one of my three games, NCAA 14, Little Big Planet 2 and the GTA4 with all three versions.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Counting followers is||
Counting followers is backwards, IMO, but the press coverage and spotlight Harbaugh has gotten is a big positive.
Even if it's irrelevant by August, Harbaugh being treated like a rock star these past five months has flipped the media narrative on Michigan football and bought some time for him to get to work turning things around.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's not going to be that simple.||
They just spent, what, ten or twelve million dollars to fire Hoke/Brandon and get Harbaugh? At the same time student ticket prices were cut and there are whispers about Schlissel wanting to get rid of $4 water, plus the bills on debt service hit $15mm last year (at the tail end of a $750mm spending campaign).
I'm not saying Adidas is here to stay or that there are no good arguments for a Nike deal, but the athletes aren't going to be the sole deciding factor; nothing exists in a vacuum.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Without getting into the||
Without getting into the ridicule attempts above, the split M on the arm is a giveaway that it's an older product. Searching for the image on Google gave me two results, both $50.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Changed to the Football||
Changed to the Legends Football League, because their uniforms "totally aren't lingerie" any more. A girl I knew in high school plays for Chicago and is always posting/tweeting something about it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ten posts in and no beach||
Ten posts in and no beach volleyball answers? Interesting.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Can't agree more on all||
Can't agree more on all counts.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget the other four D's.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I've got some wrenches for||
I've got some wrenches for any of the dodgeball advocates. I'll gladly volunteer to help with training.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||lol||
Theft and assault/battery are generally considered criminal, not fraternity or educational, matters.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||For anyone needing help with||
For anyone needing help with posting videos or blockquoting or any kind of formatting, I wrote this a while back.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Definitely not claiming||
Definitely not claiming funniest, but I can't ever look away from this.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Click the "recent" tab under||
Click the "recent" tab under the MGoBoard header or go to mgoblog.com/tracker (that shows the front page and diaries as well).
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think it'd be more accurate||
I think it'd be more accurate to say that the board is a different audience than the front page. That's my reasoning re: the OP.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's not that law school||
It's not that law school sweatshirt, but they sell a University of American Samoa shirt in the show's official store.
Edit: Looks like this is the actual sweatshirt.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Who wouldn't love catching a||
Who wouldn't love catching a game in a massage chair while enjoying a vodka + cucumber water cocktail? Don't forget the footbath.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Keep drinking and stay up all||
Keep drinking and stay up all night.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not to be overly critical at||
Not to be overly critical at almost one, but that seems like pretty much the opposite of a posbang.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sunday to Thursday schedule...||
Keep drinking and stay up all night.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Just to be clear, that's||
Just to be clear, that's basically a piece of trivia. Obama is always called 44, and the two Bush presidents are often referred to as "Bush 43" and "Bush 41" when someone needs to make a distinction.
Here's the Red Wings visit in 2008, with Lidstrom playing the part of George HW Bush(?...?!):
|4 weeks 4 days ago||44th presidency, he's||
44th presidency, he's actually the 43rd president. Grover Cleveland (the only one to serve non-consecutive terms) is counted as 22 and 24.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||For best...||
I see Texas and USC as fairly equal depending on the coach. Carrol was perfect for USC, Brown was perfect for Texas once upon a time. There's a big drop to the rest of the flagships in talent rich states, then the Oklahoma, Michigan, ND ties that have everything except a backyard they can base a program on. After that everything seems more fluid because coaches will leave for better jobs.
For prestige I just don't think Alabama has the glamour factor. FWIW I don't think Michigan does either, and that's a good thing in my opinion.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Leaving the whole||
Leaving the whole Harbaugh/NFL thing out of this reply, do you think Alabama is the most prestigious job in college? I might be biased or in the minority, but I think I'd give that to USC without much competition, probably followed by ND.
I don't think "best" and "prestigious" are the same, although Southern Cal has a claim on best as well. I don't think ND is close to the top of "best jobs" in 2015.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||His job pays him to eat,||
His job pays him to eat, sleep, breathe and talk about football. I have zero doubt Harbaugh respects the "manliness" surrounding hockey or surgery or the USMC or firefighters or anything else, but his business is football and he's going to concentrate on and promote it.
If he was Red's replacement or President Schlissel or Gen. Mattis or did FDNY recruiting he'd say the same thing about any of those respective jobs, and there's not anything wrong with that.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I really can't say.||
I really can't say. Subjectively I don't know because I'm not paying attention once they're caved (and it does seem like the vast majority of posters either can't see or know that caved posters can still post to the app) and I don't have any kind of objective information or data from the site either.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There's some truth to all these comments.||
I do think there are a few new, loud voices that are bringing down the level of discourse compared to where it used to be (I don't usually say something like that, I think people tend to overrate the past).
The whack-a-mole is a lot less frustrating, it takes all of three or four seconds to nuke an account.
Everything in your post is already in effect, but a glitch on the app still shows the comments a caved account posts. I realize I'm way over the "do as I say, not as I do" line with the last sentence, but every time someone comments, "oh I can only see your posts on the app" it means a troll is making a new account because they're tipped off.
I think changing a few things about registering new accounts could help a lot, but the community itself not tolerating people just here to shit on everything is the all around best defense.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Then a fourth spinoff in a||
Then a fourth spinoff in a whole new direction (but same cast): Sheep Hoarders.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Am I the only one that thinks||
Am I the only one that thinks "defending national champs" is annoying/grating? It's not boxing, FSU wasn't defending anything.
Not really directed at you, it's all over the place in every sport.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Obama Refers to Us as "Team Up North"; What Are Your Favorite Wh||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||FEI has Wisconsin's defense||
FEI has Wisconsin's defense at 23 (2014) and 13 (2013) for Anderson's tenure. They ranked 12, 49 and 33 in Beliema's last three seasons.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I gave a million on||
I gave a million on everyone's behalf. Should last a week.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Little follow up, it's free||
Little follow up, it's free and open on Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:00-4:00. My only trip there was post-Hoke but pre-Harbaugh, it would be interesting to see anything new done for him.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I had my first turkey rueben||
I had my first turkey rueben there and it was pretty good, spicy though. I don't know if they followed through on it, but apparently they were moving away from live music starting in December.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Meyer had eighteen returning||
Meyer had eighteen returning starters, more than half were seniors. The depth chart currently shows six senior returning starters for Harbaugh.
Sagarin had them at the 60th toughest schedule in FBS that year, playing NTM, UCF, Cal and UAB in non-conference play. Their ranked opponents were #20 MSU, #21 Nebraska and #20 Michigan. Things might play out that way for M this year, but I sincerely doubt it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||True.||
But 6-7 is still a win better than M was last year, they had more players drafted than M likely will, and they were playing under a coach that looked at a QB competition of Joe Bauserman, Kenny Guiton and Braxton Miller and chose Bauserman.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Nippert has this kind of||
Nippert has this kind of grandstand in one of the end zones and he was up high throwing snowballs into the Pitt student section, which everyone took in stride and they were lobbing them back at him. Then he started throwing snowballs at he Pitt sideline and the cops told him to knock it off. I believe he threw one in the cops direction and kept throwing at the players.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think Harbaugh wants more||
I think Harbaugh wants more of a jungle lion diet.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Purdue at Marshall on a Sunday?||
How does that even happen?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||When it actually was pretty hilarious.||
Watching a cop walking around the concourse with the head in his hand was priceless. If only it had been Brutus...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Keep drinking and stay up all||
Keep drinking and stay up all night.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I saw the Cincinnati Bearcat get arrested.||
Probably the craziest thing I've seen at a "big time" event. Amateur hockey doe...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Take a look here, guy.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Did you read the article?||
He said there's no way the Big Ten is going at it alone.
I'm with Hollis on this one. Improving academic performance is a worthwhile goal and hopefully this leads to a broader discussion. I don't think a "year of readiness" is a good plan, though.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Unranked, 4-1 PSU is not a||
Unranked, 4-1 PSU is not a good opponent. The game aired on ESPN2.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Cool.||
I said that a better schedule would have brought down the number of giveaways. I'm not seeing any connection between your replies and my posts.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry for the dose of reality...||
But selling the same amount of tickets for UConn and Appalachian State would have decreased the amount of giveaways by almost 17%.