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|1 day 1 hour ago||Cautiously optimistic here.||
If I had my druthers I'd have given a more serious look to current Spur assistant coach and Euro-league coaching legend Ettore Messina, but the thinking is that Walton and the Laker young core can grow together. I mean, Luke Walton isn't a former Cavs head coach like Mike Brown and Byron Scott so that right there makes me favorably inclined. Obviously LA is 2 years away at the minimum but D'Angelo Russell, Randle, Clarkson and Larry Nance are a group you can build around. Throw in another rookie and a max contract free agent and you might just have something.
|1 day 8 hours ago||From what I know of the legal||
From what I know of the legal system, you're right, though I wouldn't entirely discount the role societal mores play - since in abstract our legal system is a representation of this. But given that it is very hard to prove rape from a legal standpoint, to that end, perhaps the best thing we can do is steer the conversation towards a better understanding of what consent is, and boys need to be included in that process - much more so than they have been.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Don't disagree with you there.||
Yes, everyone should be educated about consent and have the self-esteem to say yes when he/she wants to do it and no when he/she shouldn't. I'm no lawyer and thus won't comment on how the law does and/or should decide these gray areas, but sure what they say about an ounce of prevention applies here, and in spades. The things is, that women already do get that in spades - they get policed all the time about how not to dress, how much to drink, etc. - from men and women alike, I'll note. So yes, it is prudent to educate them about these situations - but the woman with less impule control, lower alcohol tolerance and sluttier halter tops doesn't deserve to get raped either.
|1 day 10 hours ago||All of the issues you bring||
All of the issues you bring up - suicide, male sexual assault - are valid ones. So is rape culture and the fact that convictions for rape are incredibly rare and often only won after the victim's sexual history is laid bare for all the world to see. (In point of fact, if you read the article, Levy makes a great point that our culture's exulation of masculinity is a significant factor in male victims of sexual assult being afraid/unwilling to report these crimes.) As men, our stories of crazy exes tend to be cringily funny shit that Tyler Perry couldn't make up. Women's stories of crazy exes tend to involve restraining orders. Do you find that funny?
Also there are issues at least as important as these that people need to start TALKING ABOUT that have to do with men.
Again, I agree 100% here. The fact that you're doing so here in this discussion thread about sexual violence against women tells me that you're probably actually less interested in men's issues than you are in trivializing women's issues.
If you don't like it you can negbomb me to the depths of hell.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I think weed all be better||
I think weed all be better served taking a step back. To be blunt, this is a chronic issue that isn't going away and we should all be supporting Tunsil during this difficult time and not reduce him to some hash tag on Twitter. Even though $4.20 million may be a mere toke-n sum to him with his NFL contract, his pain is just as real as the issues of us average Joes who work in an office and marry Jane from the finance dept. All of us are just one bad day from tragedy, so doobie careful in how you levy judgment.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Logged on just to downvote Straight Dave||
Going out of his way to make anti-transgender jokes is basic assholism. I'm sure he'll whinge about how I'm waging a PC assault on his free speech, which whatever. My free speech includes the right to call him out for being an asshole.
Superstringer put it far, far better than I ever could - transgender people are *people*, first and foremost, and they are overwhelmingly more likely to be homeless and/or victims of violent sexual assualt specifically because of their gender identity. Cheap jokes at their expense may not cause actual harm but they indicate a callous indifference to a demographic that has to constantly justify their humanity in this day and age and pays for this burden with their lives.
Actual MGoModerators - I apologize if I crossed the politics line here because I do respect the great job you do and I've made that job more difficult by dint of this point, but I will not apologize for calling out Straight Dave's brand of assholism
|2 days 19 hours ago||No shit, it involves some||
No shit, it involves some attention. So does taking care of your kids, balancing your finances, and dealing with people in your life. I'm sure he didn't devote 100% of his time to game-planning that week. I'm sure he didn't devote 100% of his time to game-planning any other week - and we have no idea when he actually interviewed and when he actually made the decision. You're taking a big leap to say that he quarter-assed prep for the biggest game. Again, the burden of proof is on you to verify this assumption.
And again, to all the yobs downvoting me and the other people who aren't aboard the 'Durkin cost us the OSU game' conspiracy, I have yet to see a cogent explanation as to why all the other defensive coordinators who had otherwise stout defenses that also allowed 42+ pts to them aren't also subject to the same level of scrutiny.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Obviously, I have as much||
Obviously, I have as much evidence as anyone else, which is to say none. The burden of proof isn't on me though - it's generally assumed that when coaches call a bad game plan, it's because of various factors that don't include an assumption that they mailed it in which is a pretty serious charge to levy at this level of competition. When Greg Mattison coordinated the defense, it allowed 42 pts in 2013 and 35 in 2014 - was he coaching with one eye on his holiday plans or possible retirement?
|3 days 11 hours ago||Co-signed||
Al Borges on the whole failed at offensive coordination, but at least 20% of the time the dude was all aces (OSU 2011 & 2013, ND 2013, Indiana 2013)
Picture a punch-drunk Mario that keeps running into Goombas at 1 mph on his way to bash his head against the same block wall... but one out of five times, the block wall explodes because there's a power-up star behind it. That's Al Borges.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Yeah, it was indeed a farking||
Yeah, it was indeed a farking travesty that we couldn't stop the same rush offense that was dropping 42+ points in every big game they played in the last 14 months. C'mon people.
Yes, I watch that same shitshow as well (until I tapped out with 3 minutes left) and I have the broken plate to prove it, but the implication that Durkin half-assed his prep against OSU because he was interviewing for the Maryland job is baseless at best and slanderous at worst unless you can categorically prove otherwise. Did Alabama give up 42 points to OSU last year in the Cotton Bowl because Kirby Smart was looking for his HC gig? Did Iowa get jailsexed in the Rose Bowl because Kirk Ferentz was preoccupied negotiating another pay raise? The sad fact is that the other team makes plays too, and we unfortunately got the OSU team everyone thought they'd be seeing at the beginning of Week 1.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Showing my age, but it's not||
Showing my age, but it's not like I haven't already tarnished my reputation beyond all recourse here.
Sports, Huey Lewis and the News.
Yeah, I know.
|5 days 4 hours ago||C'mon guys||
I thought we were better than posting non-news from ESPN. There is zero-point-zero chance that the Lakers are seriously pursuing Izzo. Moreover their front office has always kept things very close to the vest so you won't hear about who they actually choose as their coach until everyone else does.
|1 week 1 day ago||No, he's saying Sherman is||
No, he's saying Sherman is smarter than Manziel because that's patently obvious if you've paid attention to both of them.
|1 week 2 days ago||You weren't wrong, dude||
Sounds like that party wasn't worth attending in the first place, then.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, the timing of them||
Yeah, the timing of them figuring their shit out could've been better but remember they were starting Cardale for most of the season but without Tom Herman's one-read scheme that worked so well for them in late 2014 and then they brainfarted against MSU. Then they remembered that they had Ezekiel Elliot and JT Barrett and... yeah. It sucked to watch but it was also what everyone in the country expected from them at the start of the season since it was essentially the same roster as in 2014.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, the offense needs to||
Yes, the offense needs to score more, but there is no reason OSU should be putting up 42 against us in our own house.
Again, in the last 2 years since Urban got them up to speed, OSU scored 42 against EVERYBODY they played when they weren't shooting themselves in the foot (i.e. keeping Cardale on for way too long or brainfarting against Sparty). They scored 42 against us in 2014 and 2013 with probably less talented teams than this year's. They bombed Notre Dame for 44 the game after they played us. It's not wrong to say our gameplan could've been better but as much as it pains me to admit, those 42 demoralizing points came against a historically elite rush offense.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The other thing is that -||
The other thing is that - yes, the D's scheme and execution against OSU last year sucked and so did that game and I may or may not have broken more than one dish in my house - but... for some perspective, as much as it pains me to recount, this was the same OSU team that a) dropped 42+ points on Alabama, MSU and all the good teams on its schedule and won the national championship in 2014, b) returned all its guys from that team this year and c) finally decided to stop farting around on offense, so it's not like we mailed it in against MAC-level munchkins. I don't doubt that whoever OSU throws out next year will also be good but they won't be Bosa/Elliott good otherwise they would've been playing last year, so that also gives us some room for hope.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Some of the 11w writers are||
Some of the 11w writers are good, but overall the tone of that site is set by Our Patron Saint of Perpetual Aggreivement and the attempts at humor just come off as forced and juvenile. If we're being honest, M football has supplied no shortage of comedy material for our rivals over the last 8 years and those amateurs can't even make chicken salad out of that. I kvetch about the state of the MGoBoard as much as anyone else but it's still far and away better than those provincial mouthbreathers and you can trace the difference to the vast gap in maturity between the MGoStaff and their counterparts down south.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm 99% sure that he's||
I'm 99% sure that he's thinking of Katzinger's in German Village. Oh hell, if you've ever been there, they even use the same cursive font for their sign logo.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||She could've had boinked||
She could've had boinked every guy in the state but if she says no to the last guy it's still rape
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Laker fan here.||
Yeah, Kobe's probably an asshole and if I had to guess, it probably was rape which is just awful so, no, he'd never been my favorite Laker on any of their many team iterations - good and bad. But if you're going to tee off on him for being generically an asshole, you'll also have to do the same to many other famous athletes.
In the end, though, he was a transcendent, albeit polarizing talent whose first ballot Hall of Fame career could almost be deserving of two separate HoF inductions for #8 and for #24. And he was front and center for five of the ten championship seasons I've been fortunate enough to witness during my lifetime for my favorite team. For that, I'll always be grateful. There's been a lot of critcism of Kobe, some of it justified, some of it jealous. And it might be true that he wouldn't have been this polarizing had he been, well... less of an asshole psychopath. But then he wouldn't be Kobe - it's the price of admission and the payoff was a 20-year career with five rings.
As a fan, I'd pay that price any day of the week and twice on Sundays
ps - not going to defend Kobe on the other stuff, but I'm 110% sure that Samaki Walker deserved to get punched.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I cop to really bad taste||
I cop to really bad taste here, but Adam Sandler movies (at least his classic phase, and I use that term loosely) are one of my girlfriend's guilty pleasures... and we laughed like idiots through every second of You Don't Mess With the Zohan, but 50% of that is because the S.O. was a hairdresser at the time. I'm not going to justify it beyond that, it's.... just our thing.
That said, if you don't like Grandma's Boy, then you are objectively wrong.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||At the 0.55 mark, did you||
At the 0.55 mark, did you guys notice the woman walking away from Tyrion and Varys? It's not Melisandre since a) she's two continents away from Mereen and b) I may or may not have an unhealthy fixation with Carice van Houten and would know her face anywhere, but the woman *is* wearing the same necklace as Meli so she's from the same crew
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm still amused, if||
I'm still amused, if unsurprised, that a plurality of the toolbag commentariat at 11w says that the satellite camp ban is all Harbaugh's fault. Or "Hairball", in the parlance of those erudite mouthbreathing sister-fondlers.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Except for the part where||
Except for the part where Michigan isn't an SEC school
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ah yes! I had Lieberman||
Ah yes! I had Lieberman
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Posted about this before||
Posted about this before but...
This information is 20 years out of date but since I was an architecture major I took an elective course called "Intro to Urban Planning" because it sounded relevant - wasn't a bad class since we did learn some stuff but gottdamn it was easy as shit, and it would've been a blow-off class had I been less interested in the subject matter. As it happened, the Fab Five and a few football players (including Doug Skene) were also in the class. I think they skipped 1/3 of the classes but it's not like they were significantly worse off than everyone else in that regard. Jalen and Chris were somewhat chatty and personable and had some good insights on how inner-city Detroit was laid out differently than the burbs and Doug Skene at one point snarked that Elvis Grbac (who was his roommate, iirc) wasn't really a fun guy. Granted, that falls in line with the stereotype about quarterbacks.
What was amusing was that I mentioned taking this class several years afterwards at my workplace and one of the older architects who'd also gone to Michigan said that the professor was pretty famous for blow-off classes.
Also - I'd be surprised if the same professor was still there but the "History of the Vietnam War" class I took 2nd sem. freshman year was hands-down the best class I took - the professor (whose name escapes me) and his whole squad absolutely killed it and we actually give him a standing ovation after he concluded the classes' final lecture.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Must be an exciting time in||
Must be an exciting time in this young man's life
|4 weeks 1 day ago||As a long-suffering Browns fan and short-suffering Michigan fan:||
I want both teams to get better and do so fast. And while I happen to football-hate Joey Bosa for reasons I should think obvious (plus, he seems like he's probably kind of a basic douche-bro) there's no denying his talent.
That said, I kind of hope the Browns don't draft him, for HIS sake. Because after having watched that clusterf*ck of a team for most of my adult life, I can't bring myself to wish playing on the Browns on even my worst enemy.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's still not clear that||
It's still not clear that we'll see notable contributions from the "lower" half (non-italicized/bolded peeps) of the 2014 class - many of them may be flat out supplanted bt the 2016 class because there is - on paper, at least - a pretty big talent gap. Obviously I hope many of those guys - Drake Harris, JBB and Ways, in particular - get a new lease on life. If we can hit on at least a third of the 2014 guys who haven't seen the field that'll go a long way to holding the fort down until such time that the 2016 class' ascendancy.
One thing about the 2016 class is that it's huuuuge. As such, redshirt-staggering will make it almost seem like two classes and there's also going to be more attrition than we've been used to seeing because that is a pattern with Harbaugh.
Just remember, though, when we all freak out about needlessly burned redshirts in a few years is - while we may not be wrong, coaches AND players necessarily don't think about redshirts the same way we fans do. 95% of players want to play now and 100% of coaches want to win now so if they think a guy fresh out of high school is ready to see the field, he's gonna be on the field, redshirt conservation be damned.