"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|4 days 15 hours ago||Their bow took some railings out||
Damaged our port propeller and cut through the guidance heads of two port facing harpoon missiles (this is where we were lucky - they didn't cook off).
They lost their starboard anchor which you will notice was lowered a bit to cause damage. It teetered on our fantail and fell into the Black Sea. They supposedly had some hull damage.
Was a tight hour or so after they hit us, but we continued the FoN passage. Was like a hornets nest.
|4 days 20 hours ago||ˇˇThisˇˇ||
We were exercising freedom of navigation off the Crimean Peninsula, and the Soviets came out with much of their Black Sea Fleet and several combat loaded Hind helicopters and did this to us. A military law brief on the legality of what we were doing can be found here.
One of the Quartermasters Mates (navigation specialists) who was on Yorktown the same time I was connected on facebook a few months back. We caught up by phone, and in the course of a 45 minute conversation recalled three separate occasions we were lucky to escape alive from - none of our sea time was combat operations.
I don't understand why the Navy dropped the "not just a job, it's an adventure" campaign. For a 22 year old junior office, and an 18 year old kid from Trinidad, those were great times.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Athletic academic advisers knowingly steered||
Athletic academic advisers knowingly steered athletes into sham classes to stay eligible to play NCAA sports for decades. If that is not loss of institutional control, I don't know what is.
The funny thing - if you go to the UNC Basketball Museum, and look at the Academic All American wall in the back corner of the room, the one diploma they have out is an AFAM diploma. You would think they would have swapped that out by now. Would have been funny to have a picture - wish I had taken one.
|1 week 15 hours ago||The maize||
didn't match then either
|1 week 1 day ago||My Buckeye Neighbor Bought a Replica NC Trophy||
He polishes it lovingly every day
|1 week 2 days ago||Why on earth would someone walk||
|1 week 3 days ago||It would be interesting to go back and look||
what controls Nike established during their first Michigan contract. I for one am not a fan of Nike owning the rights to Maize.
If we stick with Adidas - perhaps an increased level of control comes out of it (i.e., we keep Adidas, but they conform to our requirements better - and maybe replace their design staff with someone with a clue.)
|1 week 3 days ago||They'll have to wear||
down parkas or fur coats in the dugout
|1 week 3 days ago||Too much clutter||
Jon Falk must've been having a cow:
Ugly socks (versus plain old Twin City Socks)
Multi colored shoes
Compression shirts and sleaves with "Victors" or "Vallient", etc. in giant text
50 shades of maize
I guess the gloves are minor, but still cluttered up
Can't we have uniform looking uniforms?
|1 week 3 days ago||Understood - and Nike is a close second for football||
in his view. He also says basketball is clearly Nike.
Agree with the UA comment not being a brand for all other sports (except perhaps baseball). ND's UA basketball uniforms in the tournament were pretty ugly.
Then again, I am sort of like my Buckeye neighbor: all the other sports are nice, and is great when they win, but Football is what matters.
Nike is the best all around.
|1 week 3 days ago||My son says||
high school football players prefer UA, and then Nike - Adidas is for soccer players pretty much only.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agreed - was happy we ditched Nike||
because I couldn't find a maize Nike shirt. Just a bright yellow one.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm 50 and still have that dream||
though now it is fuzzy in my mind if I really slept through 8AM Chemistry 124 fall semester Freshman year, or just dream about it that way. (Maybe I slept through the class in the lecture hall. I seem to recall sliding into the 10AM lecture a lot.) I passed the class, but somehow that one has scarred me for life.
As for Dennis: all I can say is we all get into bad places in life. Work through it the right way, you will discover who really cares (and sometimes that is tough love), they will be behind you, and you'll be able to stand tall when you look back at the crisis.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Interestingly, the messaging for the HS football camp||
this summer has changed from learning and skills to competing.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Now see - I wondered yesterday how much Jimmy is like Bo||
Bo kicked people off the team to make a point all the time. Then said players adjusted their attitude or focused in on whatever got them kicked off or stopped breaking team rules, and they were back on the team.
This may be how Harbaugh operates to some extent as well, and may be a new experience from the milk and cookies "you meant to do it the right way" experience of the last coaching staff.
I think the lesson to players, former high school coaches, and the media is: don't over blow it until the player figures out if they really, really are kicked off, or they are being disciplined with an opportunity to come back.
In any event, I haz a not so sad ... come on 'Fleet get you act together. We want more Atomic Dog!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||To a contrarian or a conspiracy theorist||
like Chitownblu and Section 1 - getting banned is going out on top.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
It it just another money grab supplanting the pageantry and traditions of college football and therefore looks and feels sleazy.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||$1000-$1250 a game to play in the FXFL||
Those Cost of Attendance scholarships sound like a pretty sweet deal. If the NCAA just moved to the Olympic Model of amatuerism (autograph earnings, endorsements, and freebies allowed) ...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - I'd like one of those||
but my wife doesn't like the leany part of the eco drive experience.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - the not punching / hitting statement is my problem||
If you read the police report here: she said Frank hit her in the face, and her brother said he observed Frank hitting her. One the scene Frank said he didn't hit her, she sustained the facial injury as they fell to the floor.
A couple of other things to note: She also said Frank drank at least a 5th - and she blew a 0% BAC - which brings into question his recollection.
her own statement said they argued, she threw a remote at him, he tried to restrain her, and she bit him - all before Frank hitting her and holding against the wall dropping to the floor. She said the blood on her face was Frank's. For all we know the blood on the towel may have been as well. The papers tend to overlook the biting part of this: no one wants to hear it, but they both should have been charged in my view. They both should not have done what they did.
As for the two witnesses in the next room - the arguing and head bumping noise they hear correlates with both Frank's and Diamond's statements that they argued, and he held her up against the wall - lifting her by her shirt according to her. While their statements to the Seattle Times are compelling - other than the part about Diamond not moving on the floor - they didn't see what happened. All of that was stated in the police report, and most likely their email statements. Granted a verbal 3rd party account adds context, but given the written statements, I think Seattle's investigation could have been thorough without interviewing those two witnesses. Thank goodness the one woman had the courage to stand her ground and step in though. It sounds like the hotel staff actions are to be commended as well.
As for the hitting or not hitting: no matter how you look at it - whether he hit her or not doesn't matter - whatever the legal definition is, this was a domestic argument that got violent. While I agree it is OK for Frank to get a third chance - they both need to own up to their physically violent acts, learn and grow from this incident. I think Frank Clark is doing that - but his message is back and forth on the acknowledgement part. And that is what bothers me.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
if anything, that was much less three ring circus than the old Don King days. You did forget the gambling underworld part as well.
Chad Henne played a whole season with a torn rotator cuff. It didn't look to me like Manny was hesitant to throw a punch because it hurt - it looked like he was hesitant to close on Floyd for any period of time because Floyd had 4 inches of reach on him and that cocked right arm might clobber him.
They're both old for the sport, and played not to get hurt and take the payday being offered them - end of story (which any one of us would have done if offered 100 plus million).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Uh - neither of them||
won a National Championship. We took massive penalties for what they did do, including disavow in wins and final fours.
Auburn on the other hand won a national championship playing a guy the NCAA knew they paid for.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||No no||
that is UNC.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Swamps? Really?||
I support JH recruiting in the South as much as anyone here. And yes it is hot in Georgia in the summer - and humid. In contrast, Ann Arbor around the time of the football camp can be about as perfect as weather can get.
That said: there are shady parts, but Athens and UGA make up the quintessential "Ann Arbor-like" college town, and people with Richt's means more likely have a lake house with a ski boat an hour north, or weekend on one of the several sea island beaches 4 to 5 hours south-east.
Either way, Richt is full of shit.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The interview he sounded a lot more||
polished. Clearly he has been coached on this - beyond Hoke and Harbaugh. The key is whether Frank believes and owns what he is saying or not.
I hope he does, and he has really turned a corner (again) in life, finishes his degree, and continues to grow positively.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sometimes the biggest decisions in life are sad.||
It appears Austin has made a very big one, and his choice is admirable. I am sure his father would be proud.
Go Blue young man!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It is not how I feel, but I can see this point of view||
It has been a long, long ten years. And college sports in general seem to be getting ever more overtly slimy having shifted from football for the masses to mo money, mo money, mo money - see my golden throne - but no more for the players. Add to that the negative press around concussions, etc.
The quaint collegial feel of what was the (mostly winning) Michigan football gameday experience has ebbed away.
Here's to hoping the tide is coming back in!
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||I think the board is looking for you to say this in a nicer way||
try the aggregate student body at Michigan scored higher on entrance exams and had higher high school GPAs on average than the students at Flint or Dearborn. Leave any discussion of intelligence or better / lesser student at the door, then your point isn't offensive.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||My view||
the NCAA and member schools should offer a full cost of attendance scholarship. Beyond that the athletes should be allowed to sign endorsement contracts, sell autographs, and even get free tats or crablegs and drive loaner cars from third parties on the side so they can capitalize on their skills when most are at the highest level they'll ever play at - i.e., at the higest earning potential.
I don't see that this hurts their amatuerism status - they still are not "paid to play" by the schools. And if anything, bringing most of it above board is better.
In a free market, they should be able to get the most out of their fleeting moment of fame, much the same as olympic athletes.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently in the NFL||
the coach is there to call the next suggested plays for the players, and then clap and slap them on the ass as they come up the field. Maybe bring them cookies and milk the night before games.
Come to think of it, I may know of a great guy for the job that all these over paid prima donnas will just love as a head coach.