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|1 day 11 hours ago||Brother, we are very, very||
Brother, we are very, very broken.
|1 day 16 hours ago||All CEOs are not bad news.||
All CEOs are not bad news. Do you guys even know who Hackett is?
Hackett is a dude who moved up the ranks in a massively conservative, change-resistant institution with a "brand" that was squarely on the wrong side of history. He led the push to return the business towards profitability not by doing the old thing better but by doing new and modern things in an innovative way.
I'm not saying this will or will not work out, and I'd prefer proprietary AD experience too. But U of M Athletics is, actually, at least superficially like 1980s Steelcase, and I think this blog's audience would very much appreciate if Hackett tried to fix the football program by getting fresh instead of getting back to basics.
|1 day 17 hours ago||It's truly disturbing when||
It's truly disturbing when someone expresses an opinion and you can't tell if it's ironic or genuine.
If you actually believe what you wrote here and you're happy about it, you're not a good conservative - you're a nihilist. And this comes from someone who leans right.
|2 days 7 hours ago||That game totally owned||
That game totally owned
|3 days 9 hours ago||I see what brian is talking||
I see what brian is talking about. I'm not a basketball savant but Doyle is, to my eyes, obviously the best center
|1 week 16 hours ago||While it's of course||
While it's of course completely obscessive and bizarre, it's a pretty cool idea and I wouldn't mind throwing a hundo at it. It would be a pretty good barometer for how much fan support he'd get on day one, and the money goes to a good cause at the end of the day. It's gotta take off, of course, first.
|1 week 1 day ago||/NOISE FROM SNOWBLOWER FILLS||
/NOISE FROM SNOWBLOWER FILLS THE ROOM
|1 week 2 days ago||I HAVE GREAT NEWS!!! Various||
I HAVE GREAT NEWS!!! Various social institutions will begin "fuck[ing] him, background and all" forthwith. First: the team - a proper penalty for a proper violation; he is no longer a Wolverine. I think that's good. Second: the courts - he might be charged with a crime, which is a good thing if he did it. Third: the University - he might be expelled, which might be warranted if that's what the University decides it wants to do.
The issue, bro, is this post you just made right here. Why must completely unilateral condemnation be part of the pile? It doesn't help us in any way, and doing the opposite (that is, thinking of reasons why this might have happened) does help us better understand other humans, which, in turn, minimally decreases the chance that bad things will happen to others.
|1 week 2 days ago||You're mad at people who||
You're mad at people who don't want to take responsibility for their actions.
That anger is misdirected here. Nobody on this board is advocating that Clark (1) should remain on the team, (2) that Clark should not be subjected to the legal system, or (3) that Clark should not be subjected to the University's student disciplinary procedures. Clark will either choose to take responsibility for what he did or social institutions will obligate him to do so.
|1 week 2 days ago||You're the one missing the||
You're the one missing the point.
You are correct. I would not provide these explanations (again, not excuses) to "the face of the woman he hit" because that would not be kind to do and because that person deserves an ameliorative wave of kindness coming at her right now. She deserves to be left alone and to heal and to not lectured at by me or Brian or anybody.
I would, however, provide those explanations to a group of divested observers without personal stake in the matter like the commenters on a message board. I would do that because discussion of the products that led to a lamentable outcome are worthy of investigation.
An explanation is not an excuse.
|1 week 3 days ago||We've all had this||
We've all had this conversation before.
"[PERSON X] did something horrible?"
I love this post because it makes it clear that explanations aren't excuses. An explanation seeks to EXPLAIN why something did or did not happen, or why it happened in the way it did. An excuse seeks to morally or legally immunize conduct.
After this terrible thing happened, I am searching frantically for explanations. Why would Frank have done what they said he did? What went wrong? What can we do better next time?
Asking those questions doesn't constitute an attempt to excuse him. And I'm tired of people acting like it does.
Thank you for writing this, Brian.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I harshly criticized you when||
I harshly criticized you when you initially posted the material and I would like to apologize. I am sorry.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Yikes.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with all this. But I||
I agree with all this. But I still want to believe.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||I actually think this is||
I actually think this is about right. The Big Ten is Wisconsin followed by three teams with questions to be answered, in my opinion. I'm confident OSU and Michigan will find answers to those questions and I think it's possible that MSU will as well.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE||
DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE DAVE
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I like creative suggestions.||
I like creative suggestions. I don't like this suggestion.
Do some research into the decision-making process that lead to the hiring of current football coach Matt Mitchell. That would be one of those situations where "even if it's a good idea, it's a bad idea."
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty sure it ends with "SO||
Pretty sure it ends with "SO IF YOU WANT IT, COME WITH ME."
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If you are both a "boycotts||
If you are both a "boycotts bad support the team" guy and a "no dancing what an idiot" guy, I recommend thinking long and hard about this paradox while idling your car in a closed garage
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good fact, did not know||
Good fact, did not know this.
This post, by the way, is an example of why the institutional memory of Group One is so important.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for this post. Also,||
Thanks for this post.
Also, if I'm wrong, correct me! Let's learn about this and present a good proposal based on solid premises.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||...that's not a compromise,||
...that's not a compromise, because the division is over the way football games are presented.
Has this logic ever worked for you in any context?
YOU: "I want to buy this car for $1,000 dollars."
ME: "I want to sell you this car for $3,000 dollars."
YOU: "Okay, let's make the natural compromise - you sell me this car for $1,000 dollars and sell another car that I assume you have to some other sap who I assume you'll meet for $4,000."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||1.) Most games =||
1.) Most games = "pre-scoreboard upgrade" era game day experience in terms of atmosphere.
Posted from phone. Good enough?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||1.) Yes. I hear lots of||
1.) I wouldn't say it is any different than what's going on now, but today I hear lots of people complaining about how things are changing. While I don't agree that all of these changes are negative, the experience has definitely changed. What if we could offer the flexibility of change with the stability of deliniating where change can and cannot occur? This is what I propose.
2.) No. "Those things" are not the "source of our problems." But, as I explain in the post, it will be the next problem we will have to confront if and when a new AD takes over. Do we unwind the Brandon era completely? I offer the approach I described.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Wait - has this seriously||
Wait - has this seriously been proposed already?
I read this Board all the time, but perhaps I still managed to miss it.
If it's a redundant post, please take it down, mods.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Honestly, the boycott was||
Honestly, the boycott was poorly organized and ravaged by dissent anyway. I doubt it will happen.
But I will say this: if you are a current student and you will be attending the game, do NOT allow them to cover up your opposition to Brandon. They will try to drown you out with the band and with the video board. Chant and chant often in between cheers for the players.
Don't leave anyone with any confusion about who you love and who you hate.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Re point # 2: It's one thing||
Re point # 2:
It's one thing to sell shit to me. Personal seat licenses are an opportunity to continue sitting with my friends and family? Nonsense; it's you screwing me by making me pay for what I used to get as a matter of courtesy. But fine, that's life.
It's another thing entirely to sell me shit and tell me it's gold.
This is not North Korea. I do not want to see a stadium that is 85% full and have the scoreboard announce an attendance of 104,000 people. I do not want to hear that you did not sponsor the skywriting over East Lansing and later discover that you did. I do not want to hear on Monday that a player did not have a concussion, hear on Tuesday that the player DID have a concussion, and hear on Thursday that you knew on Sunday that he had a concussion.
I'm a lawyer; I know the difference. Spin is a symptom of an increasingly corporatized culture, and it's a symptom we all have to tolerate. But lying is something different altogether, and I won't tolerate that any longer.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||"We're here kids, get out of||
"We're here kids, get out of the car," I said, throwing the gearshift into park. Their delighted screams filled my ears as I looked over to my wife with pride. She smiled in tired satisfaction. We had been driving for days, and at last the amazing spectacle filled our windshield and lightened our hearts with its splendor.
"Here it is, kids," I repeated, hand on hips, staring directly at the glory we had all traveled so far to see. "The worst post on the whole internet."
|7 weeks 2 days ago||If you're gonna do it, you||
If you're gonna do it, you best keeping bumping this thread.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||It's not your fault.||
It's not your fault.