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|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Ha ha!||
Ha! You came here hoping to get a glimpse at how small we feel and instead we got to see how small you are. Good luck at life.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This is Mitchigan!||
This is Mitchigan!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Mitch!!!||
At this point, I'm so stoked I that thought about making a navy t-shirt with the word MITCHIGAN in maize for Monday. But I stink at that sort of thing.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Go Lords!||
I am also a Kenyon/UM grad. Root for UM always, but wish Coach Smart great success.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Depends||
Depends which side of the Rockies he is on.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Common courtesy||
That has nothing to do with political correctness. It is common courtesy, which there is not enough of. Nickelback was a fan/patron of the beer and wanted to feature Morse's product. Rather than politely decline, Morse used it as an opportunity to crap on one of his own patrons/fans so he could seem cool and above it all. It's just a lousy way to act toward someone who appreciates your beer. He could have said no without publicly dumping on them in the process.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Right about "Frisco"||
Well, he's right about "Frisco". People out here in the Bay Area hate that phrase.
|1 year 8 hours ago||Not quite||
I think Kiffin was hired before Hayden. Kiffin was hired by Mike Garrett.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Having worked as a prosecutor||
Having worked as a prosecutor, I disagree with a lot of what has been said in this thread about the DA's decision to take the case to trial. I do not see it as a waste of taxpayer resources.
First, I found that the prosecutor's office I worked in was extremely ethical, weighed the merits of each case as best they could, and was very willing to drop cases that were based scant evidence. True, there are cases where the prosecutor would rather lose at trial on less than slam-dunk evidence than accept a minimal plea---but those were frequently cases where the crime involved a gun (where they had minimum standards for plea bargaining such offenses) or the victim was a child.
I have seen many assault and battery cases dropped because the witnesses were not reliable. It appears that the witnesses in Furman's case changed their story and the prosecutor thought there was still a case for illegal entry and battery without their more favorable testimony (e.g, relying on the 911 call). My guess is that prosecutor considered their initial statements to be more reliable and supported by other evidence like the 911 call. Moreover, I have seen many such witnesses tell the prosecutor one thing immediately before trial only to change their story while giving testimony on the stand.
If prosecutors dropped every case where a man is alleged to have assaulted a woman and the woman withdrew her prior statement, very few domestic battery cases would ever get tried. Sometimes it really is better to let a jury (or in this case the judge) decide whether a crime has occurred.
It sounds like Furman was entitled to the acquittal and I am gald he got it. But I take no issue with the prosecutor's decision to let a finder of fact determine the outcome at trial.
If the DA dropped every case (or even most cases) where the alleged battery was considered slight or no big deal, then citizens would be equally up in arms when defendants who were allowed to skate on a prior battery charge go on commit a more heinous act in the future. As a policy matter, it is not very different than allowing an abusive husband to go unprosecuted for inflicting minor beatings on his spouse (where the wife recants her testimony) only to see the extent of his violence increase down the road.
Prosecuting smaller batteries--even where the witnesses recant--is not necessarily a waste of tax dollars. For example, Josh may think twice before going over to someone's home seeking conflict while he is upset. Likewise, some defendants will be found guilty despite a witness' efforts to recant and they may be deterred from committing a more serious crime in the future or be positioned for a more sever punishment if they do it again. Also, there is also a general deterrant effect that comes with knowing that even minor batteries will still subject a defendant to prosecution.
When I tried a case, I tended not to let the results of the trial change my view of whether the case should be tried. Rather, I had a duty to put the honest facts before the jury on behalf of the state--be they better or worse for my case--and let the jury weigh the merits of the facts. The facts are what they are. I couldn't change them. As long as I presented them ethically to the jury, I was comfortable with the results conviction or no conviction.
Not every crime is a rape or murder. But, that does not mean that it is not in the state's interest in prosecuting more minor offenses or that a trial on such charges is a waste of resources. Furman got his day in court. The state got its day in court. Furman prevailed. It's a perfectly good outcome for both.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Well,||
Well, Tebow is considered by many to be one of the better college quarterbacks in history because of the complete skillset he brought to the game at the college level. Maybe that skillset doesn't translate to the NFL but it doesn't change how effective the skillset is in the college game. So, yes, I consider Denard a great college QB precisely because his running ability negates the harmful impact of his interceptions and his lower his completion percentage. If he was only a thrower, I'd agree he is not great. But his total output using all of his skills makes him a great college QB.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Any chance Va Tech still gets a BCS spot?||
If so, are we out of luck? They were ranked number 5 before playing Clemson. At least it is a heavy beatdown.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Get Tate||
Get Tate to transfer from San Jose State if sitting out this year will allow him start right away. Just kidding...sort of.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Dick Vermeil||
After nearly 20 years off.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Seems like an ADA violation||
Seems like a potential violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Letting the kid play beyond the age 19 would seem like a reasonable accomodation for what can reasonably be described as slower rate of development than a teenager without downs.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Mascots for kids||
I have generally thought of myself as anti-mascot. But, as a father of three young boys (all growing into UM fans), I can see Brandon's point. My kids like getting their picture taken with anybody in a giant character suit at any amusement park and would be twice as happy to get a picture with a UM mascot. And if they'd get joy out of it, then so will I.
After thinking about it in those terms, my predisposition for mascot outrage is no more.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|1 year 49 weeks ago||The Godfather pts I and II||
The Godfather pts I and II. Resevoir Dogs is a distant third.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Ding dong...||
Ding dong the witch is dead, the witch is dead, the witch is dead...
Cover up is always worse than the underlying offense (see Nixon, Richard, Sutart, Martha)
|2 years 17 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|2 years 17 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Slogan||
It's obvious: Put your right foot in, you take your right foot out...
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Great clip from Hoke, I think||
In that interview, Hoke says that they will have plays dedicated to running the QB, that they will try to use some of the things UM was already doing (presumably things that worked), and his belief in Denard as a passer. Pretty general stuff but still more on his willingness to use the offense's successful pieces to the extent he can.
Of course, Andre Ware absurdly concludes from this that UM will go a different direction at QB.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Auburn with Borges||
Tuberville won 82% of its games with Borges at OC and 58% without him. I read an article that was more about how Auburn got to Chizik/Malzahn but discussed how Borges offense was pretty conservative when he had little talent but was more exciting with trick plays etc. when he had some talent like Obamanu and other guys hanging around the pros.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||The sky is falling!||
The sky is falling!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Absolutely||
I'm not sure I've ever seen a bigger bunch of chicken littles. Harbaugh's star rose significantly since Thanksgiving and was not available by the time RR was fired. Harbaugh wanted to coach the BCS bowl and may not have taken the job in Nov. Since then, it's been "off with his head" from the lynch mob which is largely comprised of people who don't realize that it can take more than a day to hire an employee of consequence and the candidates may not want to meet with DB on the chicken littles' timetable. Just let the man make the best hire available to him.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Hammond has deleted it||
Her Gruden tweet has been deleted. Fox2 is so weak.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I don't think we know||
I don't think we know if he won't return our calls. We only know he seems to have been willing to take Stanford's call. Everyone remain calm.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|