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|5 hours 50 min ago||I agree.||
It would be a lot easier to sneak a much more deadly weapon onto the field than that stake, for one thing.
Originally I was thinking someone had an FSU style spear, and it would be really concerning if a coach was only somewhat aware of that.
|12 hours 56 min ago||Would a win today save Hoke's job?||
Hostile comments from the OP will derail a thread every time.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Tim Brando and the Oregon game||
|1 day 5 hours ago||CC - What'll they say about me?||
Once we're past one substance I'm guessing post quality suffers if you're not MGoBlog's reincarnation of Hunter S Thompson.
|1 day 5 hours ago||He's the key to our urban vibe.|
|1 day 12 hours ago||IIRC there's also an athletics fee.||
And the student section is true GA other than a few traditional pockets set aside.
|2 days 8 hours ago||LSA unpublished the thread,||
LSA unpublished the thread, Brian's comment there was his reasoning for re-publishing it.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Who doesn't love them some Molk?||
Beat writers, freshman player's chests and uh...yeah that's probably about it.
|2 days 10 hours ago||"I guarantee we will beat Ohio State and go to Pasadena."||
|2 days 10 hours ago||I never said it wouldn't, I||
I never said it wouldn't, I said that current revenue wouldn't break even by selling more student tickets at a discounted price.
Taking that 8k ticket block, 2700 tickets at face value and 8k student tickets bring in the same revenue. It doesn't seem plausable that it's a wash on the AD budget.
|2 days 11 hours ago||That's not accounting for||
That's not accounting for lost revenue due to students getting a cut rate though. 8k tickets sold at $50 less is $2.8m over the course of a season.
Selling 20k student tickets at $175 "cost" the AD a good chunk of change.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Remember that a few of these collect athletic fees too.||
|2 days 13 hours ago||OT: Another reason why you'd want to go to Notre Dame||
Notre Dame freshman dating porn star courtesy of TMZ. Good for him, but gossip threads about former opponents girlfriends aren't going to stay up.
|2 days 13 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 days 10 hours ago||Points change once you refresh the page.||
It doesn't show immediately, but everyone's points change when they get upvoted and downvoted comments.
|3 days 12 hours ago||You should let him post your||
You should let him post your demands to secure his release on the front page. More eyeballs and all that.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Damned Ace...||
Always hatching schemes to get MGoPoints for his friends...
|3 days 13 hours ago||I got 10k to you, but I think||
I got 10k to you, but I think Brian needs to check the mod checkbox.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Can you add that to the OP?||
Or something similar.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Here's a link to the actual||
Here's a link to the actual policy. I'll quote Brian's bullets from the link.
|4 days 11 hours ago||I don't have a 100%||
I don't have a 100% non-biased answer, but I don't think getting a nomination is based on anything more intrinsically noble than what you mention here, and making it a partisan election means one of two candidates will win virtually every single time.
Best case, you get six candidates or whatever and they campaign and people listen, worst case the election is decided by an arbitrary factor other than party affiliation, which I believe has little to do with being a regent in the first place.
|4 days 12 hours ago||I don't disagree, but my||
I don't disagree, but my point was that going through a regents voting record or sitting in on a library board meeting is unlikely to yield much insight into the person's politics and that's what makes a partisan election so utterly ridiculous.
At the very least if there's a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Green Party candidate for judge I can see where their allegance will inform their rulings.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Please no :(||
In all seriousness, there are way too many positions decided by partisan elections. I'd venture a guess that the average Michigan citizen's opinion on a state party platform isn't meaningfully correlated with their opinion on how the university ought to be run. Even that doesn't take into account the massive group of people where party affiliation is based on national politics, even further removed from what a regent does.
There are municipalities where a library board election is partisan. Ridiculous, IMO.
|4 days 14 hours ago||The HoF is a wiki, so anyone||
The HoF is a wiki, so anyone with "trusted user" status (>500 points) can edit it.
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|4 days 14 hours ago||Does Lloyd Carr want to kill Smurfs?||
|4 days 16 hours ago||Link dump.||
All of this is available at the top of the page, but if you want to check out some "history of MGoBlog" type links here's MGoFAQ, Official Ethics of MGoBlog, MGoBoard FAQ and the User Created MGoHallOfFame.
Also this is meta, not off topic.
|5 days 4 hours ago||You're conflating a lot of||
You're conflating a lot of things here. Lying (or misleading if you want to be generous) to the media about taking your next job is not at all the same thing as lying five times in an official investigation into your team and your conduct as head coach, so Saban, Meyer and Graham aren't in Tressel's category and I think they could/would meet the standard Michigan has.
There's a lot of smoke around Miles and how truthful or not he is recruiting players, but a lot of his worst alleged practices would be illegal by Big Ten rules. I'd defer to an obviously more knowledgeable AD to make the call on how ethical Miles is or isn't.
I 100% wouldn't want Petrino or Franklin, I don't know O'Leary and Price's stories well enough to give an opinion on the spot, and I'll admit I've forgotten what Carroll did or didn't know which would be the deciding factor for him.
I'm pretty sure Leach was cleared of any wrongdoing and almost definitely got the short end of the stick with an entitled parent and spoiled kid on his team. Assuming that's anywhere near true I'd hire Mike Leach if both sides thought he could win here.
|5 days 7 hours ago||It's not moralizing elitism||
It's not moralizing elitism to say a head coach at M needs to have character that's beyond reproach as a prerequisite to for the job. I don't think Tressel is beyond redemption in coaching, I just don't think Michigan should be a place where a dishonest coach comes to redeem himself.
A leader doesn't lie, the best can't be all about wins and losses, and if you ask me you're not very heroic or valiant if you're ignoring and then lying about a major part of your job.
Just for the record I'm all for paying whatever a top coach can demand, I don't consider myself emo and I think Mike Hart earned the right to say just about anything he wants after four big games vs MSU.
|5 days 10 hours ago||It would be a total rejection of the programs identity.||
Ohio State canned the guy for serious ethical violations. What is Michigan football if that's the new standard we all need to accept, and what makes it different than Miami football or FSU football?
|5 days 12 hours ago||Getting an active head coach||
Getting an active head coach from a conference-mate is different, though. AFAIK Michigan doesn't have a varsity HC they poached from a Big Ten team, let alone MSU/OSU.