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|6 days 8 hours ago||This was happening before||
My Mom recieved a letter from the University of Michigan my sophmore year relating to a party that was thrown at my fraternity. It indicated, amongst other things, that underage alchol consumption had occured. The only criminal matter that arose from that party was a noise ticket as far as I'm aware. There weren't any other reprecussion with the University either. The IFC had a field day with it , but it's not quite the same thing. I was not placed on probation or any sort of suspension through the University nor was anyone else in the house. It might have been threatened in that letter though I can't recall for sure. Still, I believe that my mom and I had a less than pleasant phone conversation that day.
I don't see this as some massive shift in policy of notifying parents of bad behaviour. It certainly applied more stringently to all members of the Interfraternity Council as far back as the early 2000s.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Here's hoping||
Grant Perry is Avant 2.0. In terms of players that give you that safe secure feeling Avant is right up there with Kovacs. When the ball went his way you knew he was coming down with it.
|1 week 9 hours ago||And the Award For||
Least Informative Press Conference of all time.... OMG I'm so nervous I'm having a hard time with the envelope! YEAH! It's Coach Durkin! Come on up and collect your prize. We'd have you say a few words, but since they would impart exactly no information we'll forgo that., but can I get a "yeah!"
|1 week 4 days ago||I raise you||
A glass of Talisker and the (tiny) pond outside my front door. Just give this one to me it took me weeks to get the pump working right.
|1 week 4 days ago||Preseason Optimism||
It's my drug of choice right now too. That being said it's not in anyway reasonable to expect that. Even from a team with proven leaders and capable players at every position an undefeated season is extremely unlikely. Ask Saban about that.
In 3 years when this team has proven leaders and capable players at every position we'll be talking about how an 8 win season is the absolute floor and hey maybe if things break just right and Michigan gets a lucky bounce or two they could be holding a National Championshp Trophy come January.
RIght now 8 wins seems like a darn good season.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Somebody has to get them the ball||
I think taking much of anything from the 2014 season as a basis for comparison is doing the WR corps a diservice. The fact of the matter is Michigan had a #1 target and he was injured and prone to drop the football. Other than that no one really had a chance to shine out thee because the ball never came to them. If we have a QB that has time in the pocket and can make reasonable decisions I think even a mediocre group of recievers can look good. If the QB is getting knocked around and is throwing into pressure even an excellent group of recievers is going to look bad.
I think the only reasonable thing we can say is that there are athletes at the WR position and their overall value to this team is going to be largely dependent on who is getting them the ball.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I like this topic||
Saw a UFO once. Don't mean an alien spacecraft necessarily, just an object in the sky flying around that I couldn't ID easily, and sort of scared the hell out of me. It happened when I was pretty young and sparked a life long obsession with the subject.
The most interesting point of the discussion to me is the resolution of the Fermi Paradox. I tend to think that maybe we have been visted, but it's also clear that there's no definitive evidence that's happened. If you have 6 minutes here's a fun video about the Fermi Paradox.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Denard||
His first snap at QB was a touchdown and every snap thereafter felt like he might take it the distance. This on top of being an amazing ambassador for the University. I hope one day, a long time from now, when his playing career is wrapped up he is able to be retun to U of M in some capacity.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||So what you're saying...||
Is I wouldn't be able to get into Michigan anymore?
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||The first line of this post||
Yeah I read it, but looking between the lines what it really says is: "Ace has escaped Brian's basement of pain. We are swiftly working to recaputre him and should have him back in a week or so."
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||yeah it's more substantial||
But it's more a difference in degree than a difference in kind. Placing young attractice females in a position to interact with a recruit isn't exactly new, but what it implies is kind of slimy. Photoshoping a recruit on the cover of a magazine and showing them Big Ten/National title while perhaps not telling the whole truth is more an aspirational type of goal. There's at least a non skeezy implication behind it. All that being said college football recruiting is not a clean business this particular recruit looked to be having an enjoyable time (because of course). I hope he has a great recruiting experience, and makes a choice that's a good fit for him, and no I'm not implying that kind of choice or that kind of fit (you all have filthy minds).
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Canadian!?||
When has that ever worked out for us?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Story Time||
Gather close Mgoers and you shall hear my tale of wedding woe:
First things first, It was by and large a wonderful wedding. Legalwife is not a big fan of having friends who also happen to be female so she had a bridesman and two bridesmaids. All the bridesmaids lived in different states and picked up their dresses separately. No one had bothered to really look at these things until the day of the wedding. Once the dresses came out it was clear they did not match. Worse, the best way to describe the peach dress was unimaginably ugly. Bridesman was of course in a suit but it was a suit that was supposed to complement the bridesmaids. It did not. I panicked because I assume legalwife was awful upset about this. We had essentally no chance that morning to talk to one another, and I only found out through a series of quick texts from legalsister. So anyway the groomsmen and I are at the chapel waiting and waiting... and waiting. I think maybe she's not going through with this! Maybe this dress thing has just pushed her over the edge and she's in tears and or otherwise inconsolable! I send the best man for a report on what the hell is going on. He returns with the following news: "I found them. They were laughing an drinking wine and generally unaware that the wedding had started 30 minutes ago. They're on the way."
Long story short. Things will go wrong and as long as you don't care nobody else will either.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Senior Stevie Brown||
The poor kid was universally dogged for the majority of his career. He moves to a position that makes way more sense for him and has a not ok, not good, but great his senior year. He makes a name for himself in the NFL and the most he gets in a passing mention every now and then along the lines of "you know weird stuff happens in football; See Stevie Brown"
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Reputation||
You are what your reputations says you are. It takes a lifetime to build and a second to destroy. Best of luck. - my first legal mentor
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Legalblue's time to shine!||
So when you're talking abut a reduction in charges of this variety there is generally still a finding that the factual basis of the charge was domestic violence. In fact in my state the prosecutor would need to make a specific record that there was no factual basis for charging DV in order to dismiss that portion of a charge. Sweetheart plea deals happen very frequently in DV cases where the victim is reluctant to testify. This reluctancy has a number of root causes ranging from "none of this happned" to "all of this happned but I have financial/emotional reasons for not cooperating with the DA." I have no idea if that's the case here, but safe money is always on a DV victim to recant. This is an enormous problem that the judicial system is terrible at addressing. I could rant about this for a number of paragraphs but ya'll don't here me though you just want to dance...
This is often looked upon as reasonable outcome for both the prosecutor and the defendant. The prosecutor is happy because conviction = acceptable. Defense is happy because lower level offense mean less jail time hanging over the defendant should the screw up probation.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||But if its Not Fake!||
That would be just great. Also rocket boots should be a real thing.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Huzzah!||
Caris LaVert no longer looks like a stick figure representation of gumby. That's a positive.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||No, this is fine||
It's been too long since we've had Muppets. Too long since we've been able to unite as a group in something joyful. Too long since there's been nothing to cheer about!
And while yes we are reveling in the demise of another, it's all in good fun. Also, I’m positive there’s a German word for this, but it’s not quite coming to mind…
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Consensus||
So we're all agreed Smith for president! Right?
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
For the love of all that's good and holy is there a reason why we calls plays designed specifcally NOT to get a 1st down? Is this just the game where we are are going to rely on D to give us the win? 3 points is enough right?
|1 year 3 days ago||Defense SHOULD be great||
I'm not concerned what our defense is going to do. We have Mattison and talent. With their powers combined we SHOULD be fine. This SHOULD be a comfortable win, and yet... I find my self making plans for how I will spend the rest of the weekend if the unthinkable were to happen.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Very Patterny||
is Patterny a thing? Pattern-eriffic? Either way the young man's statement speaks volumes about him. I'm happy he'll be representing Michigan.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Our we really thinking he'll stay?||
Is anyone here really under the impression that this is going to be a tough choice for the young man? I'd love to see him platy another here, but I have absolutely no belief that this will happen. He should find out how high a lottery pick he's going to be, hire an agent, and get paid. Reporting that he's going to the NBA is essentially the same as saying fire is hot, water is wet, and the sun made it's traditional daily appearance.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Near the End of Depression Ball||
Until a few things are confirmed or painfully obviously denied about this team I refuse to even begin to hope that this will be a good year for the old Depression Ball squad. I am however, overjoyed about our super happy fun ball team taking the court again.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Louisville||
rematch FTW. Also booze
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Feeling Better Now||
Thank you Leopold Brothers New York Apple flavored whiskey. I'm feeling just fine now.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||The Article Itself is Enjoyable||
While the writing style is a bit dense, the overall theme is an interesting and refreshing perspective from a student athlete. It certianly makes me proud that Michigan is producing students that are capable of this type of reflection.
Now all that being said I can only reflect on all the Zen Master posts recently and think damn I just assumed there was hyberbole, and man I was way off.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You'll never have more fun in your life||
Enjoy each and every moment. Join some organizations. Become absolutely passionate about something that really doesn't matter (other than football). Try and study some. Most of all recognize that you've got four years to have an absolutely amazing time, and ENJOY!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Robinson man...||
It got to the point about 5 minutes into the second half that I was literally screaming just pull him and put Irvin in! I know that will change once those shots start going down for Robinson, but man it's hard to watch the guy with the ball on offense. Your bigger and more athletic than most anyone who will be covering you just take it to the damn hole! it belongs in the hole! PUT IT IN THE HOLE!!!!
Irvin on the other hand is fun to watch play. He seems more confident every time he steps out on the floor and is flashing some drive to the basket that while kind of comical and awkward now will be impressive and unstoppable later.