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|3 days 17 hours ago||Weeded out||
Phrases like "Everyone" or "All" have started to be weeded out...this is a focus of part of the GMAT exam...it's taught at elementary schools sometimes...taught by parents at times. The US has already come a long way from when I was a kid...less stereotyping language...semantics do matter. There is no way for us to "Clearly" understand what you are thinking. And your semantics are still a form of marketing affecting others with whom you discuss this topic as being an "ok" way to phrase things.
Try rephrasing with "I seem to have heard and seen a higher percentage of racist 'actions' from individuals from Mississippi compared to individuals from other states."
At that leaves room for others from Mississippi as being good people. It also suggests that one 'action' does not define a person forever. Everyone is learning...not everyone is meaning to be racist, or if they do, may still change their actions to be less racist over time.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Don't underestimate progress||
Don't underestimate progress, one needle-moving event at a time.
Even the Dixie change took years of building sentiment.
Now you will have a whole new generation of pre-teens not as influenced by this song or promoting it. When they are in college, they will find some new forms of racism disturbing and will even have pride that their state got rid of Dixie years ago. They can then help support the next needle moving change.
It's so hard to get everything at once. The world is more about slow bits of progress.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Laotian!||
I said Laotion.
6 million people.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Brady, Luck||
Brady and Luck are old school.
I feel like Speight fits Harbaugh's interests better so I'm also throwing him in the ring for me.
QB mobility for most teams is meant to help get out of trouble, but if you're structured, composed, correctly running assignments, and completing passes (all of which is where I think Speight has a slight edge), then you're golden.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Law of Averages||
You know, my brother talks about the Law of Averages all the time, and it always bugged me. I had to look it up just now and it seems what most people call the Law of Averages doesn't really exist, but the phrase is often used interchangably with the Law of Large Numbers, which does exist.
Regardless, Go Tigers. Exciting to check the scoreboard nightly these days.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Definitely don't take it back||
I think your vocation choice as an entertainment writer and not a baseball manager was a wise choice. Thanks for the rant!
Happy also for JV and the Tigers' win.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Don't mind if you do!||
Just when I think you can't do anything dumber, you do something like this. And totally redeem yourself!
Nice Weird Al reference. Amish Paradise is one of my favorites...next to White and Nerdy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
Whatta game. FF could give you 20+ hours of fun alone.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Castlevania was a b!tch to beat||
Took me years.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Definite Potential Though||
Rutgers has definite potential and the author I think is just being positive about that. His timeline is the 2020s...so give it 10 years. Not today.
I would be more interested in seeing if there are dozens of other positively written articles appearing like this over the next few years as Rutgers fans have been notoriously depressed regarding their program. If positivity continues, then that may sway a few recruits and a few donors to continue to support the program and it grows.
There's no "insurmountable" reason that Rutgers can't be a solid top 25 team perenially in the 2020s. Yes, they've screwed it up in the past, and they could use a top-5 coach, but they will be getting more money from the Big 10, too, to bolster their program.
I personally think they are in a stronger program position than even a year ago.
Odds of a Rutgers dynasty? Tiny. But is there potential? Yes.
Does Michigan have more potential? Yes, of course.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Crystal pepsi = zima in HS libraries circa 1995||
I knew a guy that would fill up a crystal pepsi 20 oz bottle with zima for the after school library study time in high school.
No one else would ask to share (crystal pepsi was like kryptonite) so he never got caught.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||PRP||
I recommend the MRI and orthopedic surgeon review above. I was poor and without medical insurance when I had my issue so I didn't do it though.
I tore ligament in my ankle and it is still sore 3 years later on both sides if I run 2 miles a day for more than 3 days.
I have been going to a naturopathic doctor these days (certified ND, not a hippie certificate) who has been doing the platelet reconstruction thing using my own centrifuged blood. I like that it is not surgery. I've gone twice now and it is tons better. I'll go a third time soon and I'm thrilled that I'm much more able to compete athletically now.
Doctors don't always recommend PRP because it takes you away from their network, but a few talk about it. My girlfriends surgeon mentioned it for her knee. She ruined it in waterskiing and now she can play sports again after PRP (and walk up/down stairs without loud crunching!). She also needs a third treatment coming soon, but she no longer complains daily about it.
Good luck. Don't let it affect you for years like me.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Flash||
That was no easy scramble...very unexpected. Can I get an embed? Anyone?
|12 weeks 5 days 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.
|13 weeks 2 days 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.
|15 weeks 4 days 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.
|18 weeks 5 days 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.
|18 weeks 5 days 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.
|19 weeks 4 days 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.
|20 weeks 11 hours 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.
|20 weeks 6 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.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Yep, they were buds||
Pretty sure they practiced it together and were old buds. I remember it also being within the same week.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|23 weeks 20 hours ago||Good idea, I'll try it||
I'll give it a shot.
I found it under:
Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Plugins
|24 weeks 9 hours 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.
|24 weeks 9 hours 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.
|24 weeks 10 hours 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.
|24 weeks 21 hours ago||What's wrong with a rusty stove?||
What's wrong with a rusty stove?
|24 weeks 3 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.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Colonel Angus||
Colonel Angus would be proud.