further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|1 week 5 days ago||HENRYs||
The term that I thinks fits best is HENRYs, or "High Earner, Not Rich Yet."
A family $250K per year gives you a lot of options that $100K doesn't, and if you chose to spend a chunk on a Bay Area home, then (a) you get to live in the Bay Area, which is a cool luxury, and (b) when you retire/die, your assets include an expensive home.
HENRYs have a lot of pressures - paying full frieght for college and school, possibly being one layoff away from seeing the whole thing collapse, status chasing, trying to set up retirement, etc.- so they have a point that they don't feel "rich" if you take rich to mean "FU money," but they're definitely not middle class.
|1 week 6 days ago||Still in violation||
mGrowOld, I think you might still be in violation of the "strategically covered nudity" prohibition. That triangle looks pretty strategic. ;)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Some thoughts||
1) Don't make David Banner angry.
2) I'd much rather see some creativity spent on new stadium traditions.
2a) Number one suggestion: teach the kids a version of Norfleet's Atomic Dog dance that can be performed while crammed into the stands, and play Atomic Dog on the first punt return of the third quarter, every game.
2b) Number two suggestion: instead of a mascot (arguably the only idea worse than a new fight song), we invest in a series of (even more) cariactured versions of our rivals' mascots. Our Sparty, Brutus and Leprechaun run out on the field, get into slap fights with each other, and fall down a lot.
(Ok, not really 2b, because taunting pretty much never pays off. But if someone wanted to set up a Taiwanese animation of that, I would gladly kick in for the kickstarter.)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with everybody||
It's a cliche that there are three parts of winning the game - recruiting, player development, and then actual play calling.
I'd love to have Stanford's development path over the next few years, but IMHO, this year is the most interesting. Harbaugh has a few months to work with the team as he finds them. I'm hoping that he somehow (1) uses their strengths and weaknesses creatively but still (2) keeps them on a path to developing a Harbaugh style system in the years to come.
Also, if the team is noticably better at the end of the season than at the beginning, that will be a good sign.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Is there any chance . . .||
. . . Harbaugh has his eyes on a trick play where he puts 11 quarterbacks on the field and they run around doing stuff while the band plays yakety-sax?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not clear||
I liked the commercial, and have no problem with it at all, but as far as I know (1) the call was a recreation, and (2) almost nobody knows if the actual call was real or not - it's from a reddit post. The apparent poster says he was telling a story from an incident 10 years ago, but nobody has been able to confirm or deny it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Take the deal||
IMHO, among those three schools, I'd apply to all three and take the one that offers the best deal.
1) At that level, the most important factor in your nephew's education is your nephew. All three schools have great faculty, great peers, great networks, and great reputations. If he excels at any one of them, he will do well.
2) I can't imagine any differences that would be worth $120,000. I hate to say this, but if you had put a $120,000 check in front of me and said you would give it to me if I went to OSU, I would hate myself and you, but your indencent proposal would give me a lot of grief. The advantage of leaving undergrad in a decent financial position can't be overstated.
3) With that said, sometimes there's financial aid, so it can't hurt to apply and see what's up.
|5 weeks 57 sec ago||Mattison||
Are people sure Mattison is all that swag? My cousin's girlfiriend's godfather's barber's bookie heard that he lost a recruit by going to the kid's house and picking through the mixed nuts to get all the almonds during the pitch. . . .
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Woot!||
Welcome home, Ty! I hope you stay a while.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I like it||
Maybe this is old hat, but it's cool to see Harbaugh making an event out of it. Do we know where else he's going?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Welcome||
IMHO, fans are fans. I like some schools I have no connection to, and I'm happy to share my love for Michigan sports with anyone, whether or not they went.
I grew up in MI and recently moved to SW Ohio, and I will say that Ohio has its own thing - people who root for Michigan as a reaction to all the OSU hype. I'm fine with that, and if some kid from Deerfield wants to root for OSU because he just liked them growing up, I'd be . . . OK, now that I've said it, I would try to be a good sport about that and fail.
So I can see how an OSU fan might be irritated by your existence, but how can I blame you for picking Michigan!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My favorite Patriots joke||
From an older Bellechick-gate, but still funny:
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Love Harbaugh||
It's only two days, but I already actually look forward to Harbaugh's inspirational quote. I was fired up at my morning workout, I'm fired up at work, and I'm not even on the team!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats, Bucks||
I'm not at all happy that they won - the last thing I need to hear about is another championship on their record.
But that doesn't change the fact that they stepped up in the post season, dominated Wisconsin and Oregon and soundly beat Alabama. I respect that they're good, and I'm happy for the kids, who earned a dream finish.
Now hopefully we get back to the place where we're beating them like a drum - if Harbaugh can get competitive with Meyer, this could be a rivalry for the ages.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||IMHO||
I'll never root against Michigan. But if being a fan means believing they can beat OSU, well. . .
If a hundred things fall into place, we can beat Ohio. Other challenged teams have held on to Ohio for a while. And I hope that happens. With that said, I would not bet the mortgage on us even beating the spread.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry||
Didn't mean to offend anybody, or to derail this thread, but . . . My impression always was that Cowlings drove the car and negotiated a surrender, but looking at Wikipedia, I guess it's possible that he was trying to assist a flight from justice.
I was trying to say that it's perfectly reasonable to do (non-criminal) things for your friends such as stressing the positive things they've done at press conferences, not that Hoke is a murderer or anything like that.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||My 2 cents||
Cent 1: I have no problem with GMAT defending Brady. That's part of the deal of being a friend - sometimes, you have to drive the white Bronco. And frankly, no one doubt's Hoke's ability to inspire loyalty - that's part of what made him a great recruiter.
Cent 2: With that said, I don't think this particular argument stands up.
If I thought swapping coaches would materially change the graduation rate, that would be a concern, but my guess is there is a coach out there who can keep the graduation rate solid but still do a better job developing players and calling games.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I have a theory on why we are||
I have a theory on why we are seeing more injuries than most other teams:
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||My Suggestion||
BBW, can you repost your third essay on the board? That way, we can read it and see what we think.
(I don't have any idea what belongs in the diaries, but if you want to have a conversation and the mods think the diaries are not the place, let's just have it on the board.)
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Report||
I made this last weekend. I was coming here to post that it turned out a little more dry than I was expecting, but then I realized I FORGOT THE HORSERADISH SAUCE! IT WAS JUST SITTING IN MY REFRIGERATOR MELDING FLAVORS!
Like the M00N game, without the horseradish sauce, it was still a winner, but wasn't all it could be.
Well, that's not fair to the sandwich - very good, but next time I might double the stout.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I don't begrudge Mealer for||
I don't begrudge Mealer for the muggle post at all. That's how I'd expect the players to feel - they obviously like and believe in Brady, so it has to be frustrating to see a bunch of students and fans calling for him to be fired, accusing him of being incompetent or worse on player safety, etc. And I assume the coaches and the players are building a bad news Bears "let's show them all" mentality, because a Meatballs mentality, while more accurate, isn't really the way to coach.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||As long as we're dreaming||
What if Michigan wins out so impressively that the mysterious committee decides that we deserve a shot in the playoffs, both games of which we win decisively, including a championship game so impressive that the Auburn players end the game by ritually cutting off their bell braids and dropping them in front of Devin Gardner?
Actually, now that I think about it, if that happened, I would argue to keep Hoke.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Staff had already announced the change from Carr's policy||
It's true that under Carr, players couldn't join fraternities, but the current staff has been clear that the kids had the opportunity to earn the "right to rush four."
I think that's fair, possibly even excessive - attending four fraternities during rush week is likely to be distracting, and I think "right to rush two" might be more reasonable
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Stauskas didn't even say there were actual differences||
Stauskas just said that players target him because they have the belief that white rookies are especially vulnerable. He's basically saying that there are racists in the NBA, and not even saying whether those racists are themselves white, black or what. Which . . . duh.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree with some people on this blog||
Some people committed to eat a lemon, then delayed their payoff. Do you have any thoughts on whether that incurred the wrath of an Angry Michigan Every Single Player Hating G-d?
Some people have not really been hitting the AMESPHG schtick this year, nor have they started Wolverinequest. I think those people might as well start, since both seem appropriate.
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||An intruiging question||
So would a Michigan team with Hoke as HC, Meyer as OC, and Saban as DC be:
- Worse; or
- Exactly the same
|21 weeks 2 days ago||These were the one bright spot Saturday night*||
I served these just before we watched the game Saturday night. They were a giant hit, and one of the guests called them the best pre-game snack of her life. Thanks!
A couple notes:
- You really can't have too many layers of onion. I cut each onion into thirds horizontally, then used the outside 3 or 4 layers for the rings, and sliced the interiors for brats and burgers.
- Assuming you only eat 1 or 2, they're not *that* unhealthy. Since they're grilled instead of fried, each ring is basically the same as eating two pieces of bacon, plus some bbq sauce.
- I thought these might be too many flavors (onion, bbq sauce, bacon, grill rub, smoke, and chili sauce), but they were pretty good. They might have been a little salty, so I might look for bacon with less salt next time.
* (OK, I liked Devin's touchdown run as well)
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure . . .||
. . . it's sarcasm.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Not like this!||
Best wishes to Miller - he's a great athlete and I hope he gets the chance to shine in the NFL.
I would have loved to see him go pro this year, or transfer far away, but nobody wants to see a team lose games like this.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I apologize - I'm sure this||
I apologize - I'm sure this has been explained on another thread, but:
Was McGary sanctioned for testing positive during a tournament where he did not actually play, or was this for last year's tournament? Are we really that concerned that a guy wearing a suit and high-fiving Andrew Dakich might have also smoked pot?