landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 6 hours ago||Make an exception for Pam||
I wish we could leave Pam out of this discussion and instead say that she has broken down some barriers and commentated on some decent football games. I imagine she must have to deal with some pretty heavy shit from the male-dominated sports world even around the ESPN water cooler.
She is a fine commentator at the base level games. The end. At least she doesn't have a million douchey opinions like some of the other guys.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I like cupcake games||
I like cupcake games since I like to see the up and coming atheletes gain confidence by doing well on the field. They tend to get more time in these games in the 3rd and 4th quarters than in other games, and that can payoff later.
Plus it looks good when prognasticators are talking about teams that deserve to be in the playoffs (12-1 vs. 11-2 can make a big difference).
And, others may not like it when the game is over by the 3rd quarter, but I like going home with a solid ego-inflating thrashing 3-4 games per year.
Finally, probably there are less injuries in the one-sided games as there is less pure passion on the field by the 2nd half...it can save the players for tougher games. And probably they are less sore the next day and can compete better in school.
So those are a few reasons, but I understand your interest in watching high value, competitive games.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I think you understand it||
I think you understand it...sometimes change isn't what some fans want though.
The poster also mentioned that part of the skill is "remembering" the plays and executing, yet heavy brain power use is exactly what coaches are trying to avoid. Coaches are always trying to find ways to make execution more automatic...less thinking, more instinct.
So teaching players in a different way like this may make it more automatic to players as to what to do in the real situation during a game. You learn with this device 50% of the time (like training wheels), learn through doing without this device 50% of the time (to prepare for games), and then execute on game day.
Scout team use is another identifiable benefit.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Low-Hanging Fruit||
Yeah, we should care about other things, but this is sort of low-hanging fruit...it is fun for the legislators to pass something like this, and they can quickly come to agreement on it. For some, it may be the only reason why they end up at work...to take this vote.
So there are some pretty ridiculous laws passed, but every few years I give the legislature some leeway for passing something quick and fun for them.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's progress||
I think it is progress without the issue going to court. Perhaps a few other states will follow suit before the NCAA reviews.
But I'm also curious on if it went to court...what that might mean.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||And is it even employment?||
If you volunteer, is it still employment?
The camp could be a non-profit that rotates around the country for the benefit of the players with volunteer speakers. The non-profit could just have some insurance and a formal donor program to help pay for renting the fields or obtaining basic equipment.
Doesn't even have to be a non-profit, but just trying to show that something that is a benefit to players (giving them the greatest of opportunities to see their value and options in the country) should probably be allowed.
Obviously any volunteers would also be able to attract attention to their schools, but Harbaugh has been straight about these camps before, that they give players more opportunity and are organized in the spirit of competition.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome!||
I would have never imagined someone who came from so little could do so much. His attitude and community improvement programs are what I aspire to. Go Jordan!
I'll do what I can (off the court) to match you.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I like this idea||
I like this idea.
Also the board should keep in mind that Beilein, the person, probably wants Spike to be happy due to his time and dedication to the program, and therefore wouldn't have minded where Spike transfers.
It's just that Beilein, the men's basketball coach, has to remember he gets paid to win and to keep intel a little closer to the program.
He was not the only one making this decision in the Michigan program anyway...Beilein had his opinion in internal meetings and is now representing the program decision.
Competitive decisions have to be made...even if the chance of winning an extra game only goes up by 0.1%...make enough of those throughout the program and that can make a lot of difference long-term.
I think the program could have provided better sound bites for Beilein though...like "We hope he will always return to Michigan as he is well loved here," and "No one will ever forget the spark and sheer athleticism he brings whenever he is in the game...including the amazing Louisville national championship game." Perhaps he has said these things, but c'mon PR people, keep it going.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yep, they were buds||
Pretty sure they practiced it together and were old buds. I remember it also being within the same week.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||There is no argument||
- The First Four is over.
- The First Round is upcoming.
- Michigan is 1-0 in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Done and done.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Good idea, I'll try it||
I'll give it a shot.
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|11 weeks 3 days ago||From the guy you wouldn't want in the field||
Maybe not, but I like the newly minted self preservation attribute. That kid may be the next Bill Gates.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Dogs help||
I read research that said kids early in life who are around dogs tend to have a stronger immune system, perhaps because the dog brings all the stuff in that stimulate the immune system.
I have a weaker immune system and grew up mostly inside without a dog, so I'm going to try this with my kids. Can't hurt. Dogs are cool.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||In his defense||
In his defense, he didn't say everyone should get leaches...just to be open-minded on things not completely understood.
Dave Asprey tried a parasite to rid some things, too. Look him up at bulletproof.com. In Dave's case, he didn't see an improvement, but others claim that they have.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What's wrong with a rusty stove?||
What's wrong with a rusty stove?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Now may not be the worst time||
I don't understand the certainty in saying that now is the worst time. There is no way of knowing that.
On the plus side, it allows recruiting 10 months to recover before the next signing day instead of doing it after the season. Recruits will know that the next coach will get at least 3-4 years (barring a scandal) so they can commit knowing there will be continuity.
Yes, perhaps there won't be a coach for awhile, but we don't know that. The AD may have someone lined up.
There are tons of coaches available if the money will be paid.
Your move, AD.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Colonel Angus||
Colonel Angus would be proud.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||UNO has a nice stadium||
UNO has a nice stadium and is the pride of Omaha during the winter season. I'm sure Omaha puts a lot of pressure on UNL not to have a Big Ten team, but in time, that may change.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I was thinking the same thing, but||
I started to look at the scheduled start times and, in general, Golden State players never have to get up earlier than normal -- many games are 7pm or after East Coast time, 4pm Pacific, so players can stay on west coast time.
Yes, the flight times can be long to the East Coast, but think about game-time energy...Golden State can make it work going East better than East Coast teams going West.
For East teams going West to Golden State, they have to play games with a 10:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Pacific start time. In other words, East Coast teams have to deal with the long flight plus games go past midnight Eastern time.
Golden State has 5 of these games remaining with East Coast teams. At some point the body has to be thinking it should be slowing down for the evening for those East Coast players.
Games with a 9:30pm Central / 7:30pm Pacfic start time will still occur versus San Antonio, Memphis, and Minnesota. Still kind of late for these teams by the time the 4th quarter hits.
The earliest AWAY game remaining is not East Coast at all, but actually at the Lakers (12:30pm Pacific) so at least the flight time is short.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||If it is better than the alternatives||
It's possible some students would rather be at Jalen's school then the alternatives. So it may be an improvement, no matter how modest.
If it is not an improvement today, it may be an improvement tomorrow as everyone learns and adjusts from administrators to parents to students. It isn't about where you are, but where the school is going. Yes. money is part of it and perhaps the classroom size has to double, but if they stick on the affirmations and teach true grit along with the core classes, that may be a better education that what I ever received. Just getting students to college is a huge success...it's ok if the area might not be the poorest in Detroit...setting this up in the poorest of Detroit may have been too difficult and undertaking. This "middle ground" area may be still getting students to college who would not normally go in another envrionment. And encouraging students to come back and help the rest of Detroit after graduation is a good thing. This is a long-term project.
I would compare the benchmarks of student grades over time to see if it is at least stable...a stable environment can still be progress. Then you have a platform to improve the quality of education and the grades, which may already be happening over the last 4 years.
Also, the "new blood" from Jalen, caring about the students and trying his hand at making a better school may pay dividends later. This brand of caring and supporting students can inspire others in the community to help and believe the area is on the uptick. It means more parents will ask their kids to study, more students will be proud of the "brand' that they represent at the school.
I'm surprised there are many who say (a) Jalen's heart is in the right place but (b) Charter schools are a debacle.
I think it may be better to phrase Jalen's effort as a Phase I, and there are Phase II ideas, if financiallly supported and effectively implemented, that may help even more.
Jalen is very outspoken. If he gives this 10 years and it doesn't improve as much as he would like, then he's going to be outspoken about the next solution. We should applaud the blood, sweat, and tears going into this by all (administrators, teachers past and present), as it is easy to play armchair educational specialist, but ideas are a dime a dozen. Implementing operationally, financially supporting, inspiring parents and teachers to buy-in (a huge undertaking), and improving year over year is a 365 day commitment.
Jalen's involvement is a net positive and I respect his involvement. Similarly, I encourage everyone to get involved in a cause that matters to you, and many of us will respect you for it in advance.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||Couldn't have said it better myself!||
Couldn't have said it better myself!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Dignity wins etiquette competitions||
As the old phrase goes:
"Dignity wins etiquette competitions, defense wins championships."
As to the board's progression, we are understanding the situation better today than yesterday, and we'll understand it better tomorrow than today.
Harbaugh may be succeeding on the dignity metric at 95%, not failing in my point of view, since most recruits and current players are quite happy. They know what they have to do to play = compete and improve. The 5% remaining can be where it is currently "unclear" what is going on.
Harbaugh is updating his processes, too, with great enthusiasm, so expect changes. Entertainment at its best.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Your Harbaugh quote||
Drawing out attention to your Harbaugh quote at the end.
That is what I see Harbaugh stating as well.
Improving every day is a Harbaugh theme. If you don't improve, Harbaugh will lose confidence that you have the willpower and skill set to improve at Michigan.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Crushed Buckeye nut||
He did crack a Buckeye nut on Bo's grave. At least that is something you wouldn't have seen from coaches prior.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Minor is Major||
Ah, and don't forget the "Minor is Major" call at 3:45.
Wish he didn't have injuries...he did some good things while he could.
Oh yeah, and Victors at end.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Sing away, Jim Harbaugh||
Sing away, Jim Harbaugh. Impressive Singing Day indeed.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Marketing and Culture||
It's still marketing (bullying if we were kids) against Hoke and influencing thoughts for those on this board.
Let him not have to fight this board in his interviews at other schools when they check up on the chatter here.
Let's come up with something funnier now, like maybe someone can paste Urban's face on this video:
|24 weeks 4 days ago||You never know||
You never know when money and additional power or future positions (post-coaching) are involved. There are a ton of factors. It may have appeared unlikely but we were never part of the conversations.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Warp||
Be sure to hit the warp at 5:50.
Rash, Zitz, and Pimple be happy if you do.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Denver||
The sparty bar in Denver is the best one I've been to outside of Michigan. Fun people, and the rivalry isn't as bad there as they can all relax the emotion of winning or losing by going hiking or skiing after.