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|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Does it seem strange that||
Does it seem strange that he'll announce the day before pro evals come back?
I can't tell whether that suggests he'll stay or go.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||If you're the sort of guy who||
If you're the sort of guy who doesn't usually watch videos posted in threads, change your ways right now.
This clip made me want him to go pro.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't have time to dig||
I don't have time to dig around but I think Drew Allen is pretty much locked up at NC State. He wants to start somewhere.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't have time to dig||
I don't have time to dig around but I think Drew Allen is pretty much locked up at NC State. He wants to start somewhere.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Jameill Showers might be one||
Jameill Showers might be one name to watch. Duder was supposed to be the starter for Texas A&M last year, but that obviously didn't go his way. I know he graduated and intends to transfer as a grad student, although I don't know if he'll want to trade one backup situation for another.
He was a three-star prospect and is primarily a throwy-guy who can run a little. I'm not sure if he played at all last year.
Womp womp. After researching this for a little bit, he announced he would be transferring to UTEP about two weeks ago. Nothing to see here.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It impact it, sure. But much||
It impacts it, sure. But much of his legacy has already been solidified, I think.
Certainly, he's been one of the best, say, five point guards ever to play here, right? He's likely in the Rickey Green/Rumeal Robinson/Gary Grant tier of the pantheon even if we lose by 100 in the first round. At least that's what I'd posit. Now you try.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I'm actually glad someone||
I'm actually glad someone mentioned this. This event took place near the end of the Spring Semester of 2009 in the MLB. I've posted this before on this board but I had a unique perspective on these kinds of jokes.
I was upstairs taking an unproctored exam (???) for a Russian Culture class with about twenty other students. I forget the name of the class or the professor, but David Moosman took it (he wasn't in my discussion section, though, and didn't take the exam at the same time in the same room so missed out on the drama to follow). The police responded in a big way, storming into our room on the top floor and disrupting the exam. I remember the police officer had body armor and an assault weapon. He shouted "DID ANYONE COME THIS WAY WITH A GUN" and pandemonium instantly erupted - screaming, shouting, the whole bit. I began to stack shit by the door with this other dude. Some guy smashed the computer/projector cart trying to barracade the door. We turned off the lights and huddled in the corner for forty minutes until I called DPS by reading the number off the back of my Mcard (I worked in the Mcard Center all four years!!!) and they gave us the all clear.
I'm not a melodramatic guy and I'm certainly no moment of heroism fetishist, but I seriously thought there was a chance I would die that day. We were in the dark for over a half hour. Girls were crying and stuff. The Virginia Tech masscre was fresh in our minds.
Jokes own and funny people are objectively awesome, but "look at me" stuff can be easily misintepreted and we have good reasons now to be sensitive.
What really makes me shiver is that when it first happened and we all went to the corner I seriously thought about breaking a window and getting on the roof to try and climb down. There was this voice in the back of my head chanting "do it, save yourself." I didn't do it and I waited it out and it was just a stupid prank but I thank higher powers I had that restraint. The sides of the MLB are very slick and I probably would have fallen. If I'd fallen I might have been seriously hurt.
I've always wanted to meet someone else in that class that day to reminisce because it was really, really surreal and it's not a story you can tell because I feel nobody would believe me.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think it would be||
I don't think it would be ludicrous to take Burke in a hypothetical head-to-head against Carter-Williams, but C-W is playing nutso good basketball right now. Can't argue with him at #1.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I LOVE the helmets. I think||
I LOVE the helmets. I think the uniform is okay.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I don't really feel we have||
I don't really feel we have that many issues and I feel our coaches deal flexibly and appropriately to those issues that do arise.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||It's not Wisconsin, but||
It's not Wisconsin, but Oregon is moving closer to offensive line offer Valhalla.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I think that we should form a||
I think that we should form a fanbase enforcement brigade. Let me explain.
I should add, as an initial disclaimer, that this is not emblematic of how I as an individual usually approach life. Not only do I not have a twitter, I don't read the tweets of others with extremely rare exception. I'm also not a fan of internet mob justice. Finally, I'm a big "live and let live" human. But sometimes I read things directed at 18 year old recruits on Twitter that literally appall me. It's worse when the miscreant twits have a Block M as their little profile picture.
Here's what I propose: an official MGoBlog "Michigan Moron of the week." Ace, in his weekly or whatever twitter perusal of target and former target recruits, will select a particular individual who has tweeted something horrendously shameful at a recruit. It can't be something that opinions could be split about - it needs to be straight up gruesome and lacking of humanity. Ace will then publish the tweet in his weekly column along with the account name and accordingly the Internet Will Do what the Internet Will Do. A perfect example would have been a hypothetical tweet directed to Dawson mocking him for his dead father, which exemplifies not only extreme selfishness but also a nearly unfathomable lack of human empathy. I've never said this in any other context ever before in my life, but I have an irrepressible visceral feeling that an example must be made of these tools.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I totally see why you guys||
I totally see why you guys are so upset about Notre Dame's new helmets. Specifically, the new helmets at Notre Dame implicate the following ethical issues and will negatively impact Michigan fans or the Michigan football team in the following ways:
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Bloo bloo bloo.We'll see who||
Bloo bloo bloo.
We'll see who you call when your daughter is in trouble, or when a utility company damages your sister's property, or when your best friend is discharged from his employer because he's black, or when your business needs to negotiate with a labor union that has taken a hardline position.
This isn't directed at you personally, but hating the legal system is like hating nature. The only reason you'd be able to say that it sucks as a broad, overarching statement is if you feel threatened by it and you don't understand it.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hard work is a necessary but||
Hard work is a necessary but not sufficient condition of success. Successful people are often oblivious to that fact.
Your wife worked hard. That's to her credit - most people are unwilling or unable to. She was also very very lucky.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hello Columbia Law/Wolverine||
Hello Columbia Law/Wolverine brother. I feel you.
I took a Midlaw job. I wonder if I know you in real life...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I know it's not what you want||
I know it's not what you want to hear, but I'm BEGGING you not to go with that offer sheet.
It has nothing to do with elitism either. I'm not saying you're not a smart guy or that those schools are "shitty." I'm saying that the legal profession is prestige-obsessed when it comes to hiring and even the big guys are in trouble with employment statistics. I'm a Columbia Law grad (#4 USNWR) and my class had 84% hiring. I want you to think about that. There are Ivy League educated lawyers who cannot find work.
Now that these points have been drilled in to your head by me and the other posters, please let me add a few other points to consider. First, the employment picture has been improving. Law hiring will never be what it once was because of systemic changes within law as a profession (and because of systemic changes within investment banking as a profession, which used to feed the "top" law firms) but law, as a parasitic profession (meaning that we need somebody else to make money before we make money) has bounced back about halfway I would estimate since the bloodbath of the recession. Make no mistake - if you graduated law school in 2010, you were fucked. Seriously, straight up fucked. The class of 2010 at Columbia had a hiring rate of just over 50%. The rumor I've heard from multiple people was that Harvard Fucking Law School managed to get only about 75% of its grads from that year jobs. Those grads are cooked, too - law firms aren't coming back to them when they want to hire (now diminished numbers of) first-year attorneys, they're hiring recent grads. They're a lost generation encumbered with non-dischargable debt in the six digit range, forever doomed. This isn't hyperbole. In conclusion, while the gnashing and wailing days of around 2010 are in fact gone, it's never going to be the way it was in 2003 or so.
Second, of those law schools you're looking at, MSU does by far the best. MSU grads don't have a good chance at success overall, but the top of the class at MSU gets good offers. Good is the key term - I know a guy who graduated summa in 2011 who was fourth in the class who is a Michigan state appellate court clerk. That's a good job but not a great one and it certainly wouldn't pay the debt if he had any.
Third, it is impossible to predict your success in law school. Full stop. It is not like undergrad in this regard. If your scholarship requires you to be at a certain percentile of the class to keep it, throw it away because it's just a useless piece of paper.
Fourth, remember that any debt you acquire is not dischargable in bankruptcy. While tools like IBR and your school's LRAP program might be able to mitigate your loss, you might literally make a mistake that will prevent you from ever being a financial success if you go to law school and aren't able to find a good job. Someone of the previous generation is going to read that last sentence and roll their eyes but I challenge you, dear reader - suppose you had $150K + in debt that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy and that you cannot hope to get a job to pay off. What would you do? That is the totally real, completely unembellished position thousands upon thousands of law school graduates find themselves in.
This is a long enough post so I will conclude with this: going to law school is like entering your name into a lottery. The odds of the lottery are not terrible as lotteries go, but think about the outcomes; if you "win," you have a ticket to get a job which most people are unsatisified with but that a percentage of people love and which might pay well. If you lose your financial life is literally over and you will be unable to ever support yourself or your family for the rest of your life.
Do not play the lottery. Do not go to law school.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Florida State does not have a||
Florida State does not have a top law school.
Also, no one should go to law school.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Rest in peace. What a||
Rest in peace. What a tragedy.
If David reads this, we at Michigan will do the best we can to make sure you feel at home. While nobody can ever replace your father, you will be a Michigan man for life no matter what your football career holds.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I kinda understand what||
I kinda understand what you're saying, but everyone who knew anyone in any of the pictures taken after Gettsyburg are themselves dead. It's disrespectful, but only in the sense that joking about the Civil War in general is disrespectful.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'll obviously respect Trey's||
I'll obviously respect Trey's opinion if he decides to go and I'll cheer hard for him no matter what, but please please please be true.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If this was during the spring||
If this was during the spring semester of 2009, I have a hell of a story for you about this same event from a different perspective.
I was upstairs in the MLB that day taking my last final exam of my undergraduate career, for a contemporary Russian culture class (total fluff but lots of fun). Our professor, who was awesome, couldn't have given fewer fucks and left the small class of around 25 alone, unproctored, in the exam room on the top floor of the building. We were to take the test while he sat in his office at the end of the hallway during the exam. Don't know why he didn't stay in the room with us or appoint a proctor, but whatever.
I had history bluebooks pretty much down to a science at that point and I barely cared, so I was the first one to complete the exam. Just as I was rising out of my seat to turn in my finished bluebook, everyone in the room heard this strange jingling noise and the -clomp clomp- sound of boots running down the hallway. I turned to face the doorway and I was horribly startled - a police officer (SWAT officer?) absolutely BURST into the classroom. He was wearing a helmet and had some sort of automatic weapon.
"DID ANYONE SEE SOMEONE COME THROUGH HERE WITH A GUN?" he shouted, pointing at me, presumably because I was the only one standing up.
I didn't say anything. Nobody said anything. I looked around and as I made eye contact with this one girl whom I knew from a discussion section she burst into tears.
The police officer shook his head. "Lock this door and turn out the lights and do not leave this room for any reason," he said forcefully, running down the hall. One beat later, the room erupted in pandemonium.
Kids dove from their desks and hid in the corner of the room. I vividly remember desks being upended and flying around. This other kid and I acted quickly and took the table that the shitty lectern was on at the front of the classroom and shoved it up bracing the door. We shut off the lights and huddled together in the corner, certain that the latest school shooting was occurring a few floors below. This was only two years after the tragic VT shooting, and every undergraduate at that time had asked himself or herself how we would act if something like this happened to us. What would we do? The answer, evidently, was barracade the room like we were preparing for foreign invasion. Something I'm not proud of that happened in the process - in my panic, I took a computer cart and shoved it as hard as I could towards the door as I dove towards the corner of the room away from the doors and windows. The computer equipment - one of those pedestal towers with the multimedia setup - virtually exploded. I'm sure it cost thousands of dollars to replace or repair.
We sat in the darkness for about twenty minutes. I remember being very scared. Four or five girls were crying silently. I remember this one guy who had a look on his face of utter grief, like he thought he was going to die. I guess we were all wondering what would happen. I thought about going out the window. I didn't know what was going on. I texted my roommate that I was safe and not to worry.
I know this sounds ludicrous considering you all already know the big reveal - the kerfluffle was caused by some doucher playing a prank whilst dressed up as Spiderman. But at the moment we were upstairs in the top level of the MLB, we were really all scared for our lives because we had no idea it was just some silly prank. We didn't know what to do or say. We wondered if we should try to escape or to stay put. We wondered if we would have the courage to try and fight if the gunman or whatever bogeyman we imagined had kicked all this off tried to barge into the room. We wondered if we would just die quietly just trying to take an exam.
The worst part? We only got the word that we could safely get out of that room because I called DPS. I was the one to place the call because I worked at the Mcard Center and I was the only one who knew that DPS's number was on the back of all of our Mcards. The security guy on the other end of the line let us know that the situation had been resolved "a long time ago" and that there was no reason we "couldn't leave the building." The professor didn't come to check in on us and the police never came back - we were kept in that state of fear and captivity for upwards of twenty minutes.
The weird part about this story is that I can't tell it because nobody should believe it. There was no article about it in the Daily or anything short of a crime note saying that police had been called because of a prank in the MLB. It was so surreal and was one of the four or five strangest things that has ever happened to me, and it was definitely the time in my life I was the most scared. Whenever I hear news stories reporting that there might be a shooter on the loose on campus somewhere in the US, I always hold my breath. As stupid as this whole situation ended up being, I know what that fear feels like.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Good luck to all of them and||
Good luck to all of them and congratulations on graduating from Michigan, but good lord the Khoury graduation is a titanic loss.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||While Michigan is the center||
While Michigan is the center of my sports universe, I also think college football in general is cool. But this is a perfectly valid viewpoint.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Hey no big. It's the||
Hey no big. It's the internet.
BTW - if this is too out there of a thread or if this has been discussed to death a mod can delete it without me being pissy about it or trying to post it again.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I support banning One Nation||
I support banning One Nation Army. It should never be played.
Seven Nation Army rocks though and makes our student section louder with a chant they enjoy doing.
Join this century.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I couldn't be more in support||
I couldn't be more in support of this idea. I absoutely love it and I think it's perfect. I can't believe nobody's come up with this idea before we did.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I realize it's MGoBlog||
I realize it's MGoBlog standard operating procedure to hate All Things New, but I actually really, really like the home gear. A little bit more vegas gold would make them really sweet in my opinion.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Hope he gets well soon.||
Hope he gets well soon.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||So I liked this article and I||
So I liked this article and I have no problems with the rankings in relative terms, but the quoted bench and squat maxes for some of these players are insane to the point of overt dishonesty.
For example, John Simon is an awesome player. He's also awesomely strong and definitely one of the top ten strongest current college football players; don't think I'm picking on him because he plays for our rivals. But a speculated bench press of 600 pounds at around 21 years of age and 270 pounds? I don't think so. Scot Mendelson, who has the highest raw bench of any human ever, benches 713 pounds at 320 lbs, and he doesn't have to make sacrifices for speed or agility. The world record for raw bench in the 270 weight class is 661, and that's held by Laslo Meszaros, who was probably heavily supplemented with a steroid circuit because of the time he lifted in and his presence behind the iron curtain.
Mike Martin's 500 pound bench at 300 pound bodyweight is insane enough, but the other values make me wonder if that's true.
Unless the numbers are shirted bench numbers (and they shouldn't be; benching with a stress shirt shouldn't be part of a functional weight training regimen) these are really inflated values.