this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 day 12 hours ago||Yeah, but eBay hounds can||
Yeah, but eBay hounds can still go after the players, if I understand correctly. Protect the adult making millions from eBay hounds, but let the eBay hounds sell autographs of kids that get nothing in return.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I don't get it. What is||
I don't get it. What is preventing non-kids from getting autographs on the concourse?
|1 day 17 hours ago||
Get off my seat cushion?
|1 day 18 hours ago||Don't know if you're joking||
Don't know if you're joking or not...
As much as I love my parents, I'd rather take on student loans than live with them and have them come to football games with me.
|5 days 15 hours ago||I wouldn't talk for all||
I wouldn't talk for all people your age.
I bet 75% of high-school kids in Nebraska think these uniforms are sweet. I just showed them to a group of high schoolers and they all thought they were awesome.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Wait, I wore a Nike hoodie||
Wait, I wore a Nike hoodie during the adidas years. Does that make me an unwashed heathen? I have an adidas M hoodie that is awesome. Do I need to throw that out to avoid committing a fashion faux pas?
If it looks sharp and fits well, who cares about the logo. Those adidas shoes above are sharp if you ask me.
|6 days 20 hours ago||"Billy Beane is a good||
"Billy Beane is a good example..."
When was the last Oakland A's World Series win?
|6 days 20 hours ago||The problem is, you're saying||
The problem is, you're saying there's a "significant amount" of these door-holding-hating feminists based on your extremely limited anecdotal experience.
A certain top-polling presidential candidate has been in trouble for calling a miniscule segment of a population "significant."
Stats and facts and such should be playing a bigger role in any discussions like this.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Did a solo-road trip to||
Did a solo-road trip to Arches national park on a whim- had no hotel/motel, drove 5 hours through the night and slept in the car. I was only there for the day and had to drive 5 hours back to catch a flight, but it was exhilirating.
Since, I've done 3 solo trips to National Parks. A lot of people seem averse to travelling solo, but you get to do what you want, when you want, where you want and you can meet some friends along the way.
|1 week 1 day ago||Am I the only one who thinks||
Am I the only one who thinks its narcissistic to go out of your way to wear OSU gear when visiting Ann Arbor (or vice versa)? Like you have to point out you're a fan of a different school when visiting that school? Why can't you just be an adult and realize nobody cares what team you're a fan of.
|1 week 3 days ago||Won't click. University||
Won't click. University rankings were the original click bait.
|1 week 5 days ago||TV TIMEOUTS Seriously, that||
Seriously, that is the #1 gameday experience detractor. Problem is, schools won't even put it on a survey since they know it is terrible but they don't want to fight the networks and demand shorter and fewer TV timeouts.
BTW: Fewer TV timeouts = less of a need for Internet
|1 week 5 days ago||I live in Ann Arbor and love||
I live in Ann Arbor and love the Art Fair.
I can't believe how upset people get about a few minutes added to their commute or whatever. Ride a bike. Walk. Use the bus.
|1 week 5 days ago||?!?! On Amazon? I dropped||
I dropped mine last week and had to turn it in to get a replacement from my warranty, so I'll be buying a new Pro 3 in the next few days. Right now I only see $30 off the normal $100 discount on Amazon for my model.
|1 week 5 days ago||I heard from some people in||
I heard from some people in the department that UnderArmour and Adidas both offered about 1.5x what Nike did.
If that's true... I probably would rather have UnderArmour and take the money. Plus, Michigan can MAKE under armour a bigger brand. Not Nike big, but still.
|1 week 6 days ago||No, then it wouldn't be a||
No, then it wouldn't be a moon.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Things I find very important, indeed||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nice anonymous, vague||
Nice anonymous, vague internet mudslinging there.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome. Always good to hear||
Awesome. Always good to hear of people joining the ranks! Teaching is insanely rewarding and insanely exhausting.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brian's response is||
Brian's response is great!
When can we move on from uniform "coverage" and talk about anything - anything! - else?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Dixboro or US23 bridges||
The Dixboro or US23 bridges over the Huron River. Dixboro bridge has a pedestrian/bike section so you can safely stop, but you then see US23 to the west. Not sure if you can really safely stop on US23 off the top of my head, but it's a remarkable sunset view.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||WolvinLA2, you do realize||
WolvinLA2, you do realize "maize" as the university has used it has been changing since they declared it a school color, correct? It used to be a light pastel yellow, originally.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||There's a reason...||
There's a reason... "Official Maize" is dull, in my opinion.
It's too bad Seth started with the labels. That pretty much ruins this unless we get substantial "after labels removed" data.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||MM's and Farrell's characters||
MM's and Farrell's characters are nothing alike. Seriously, why is that comparison even being made? If anything, Farrel's character is closer to Harrelson's S1 character.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Because you'll do something||
Because you'll do something so much more productive with that hour of your life.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Adidas shoes are probably||
Adidas shoes are probably more popular for non-sports gear wearers.
Regardless, it's annoying for people to keep stating their opinions as if they were facts.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If two schools are 50/50,||
If two schools are 50/50, there is going to be some factor (distance from home, playing time, etc etc etc) that is more of a factor than apparel.
If you had to list the 5 most important things in making a college choice, they'd be what?
Coach, playing time situation, professional development, geographical area, campus fit, parents' opinions, academics, facilities?
Saying something like "apparel can be the 0.01% swing" is not living in reality. That's not how it works. It's not a prceise formula.
Yes, there are outliers - somewhere someone might really care. But even in basketball we see the top recruits go against their AAU sponsor because, while 18, they understand that there are more important things to consider.
And for, maybe, every 2 tweets from athletes excited about Nike, there might be 1 player who doesn't care at all or preferred UnderArmour or adidas. But they aren't going to tweet that out.
Yes, apparel matters. Everyone has a preference. But there are much more important things for the players. In fact, it probably matters more to fans since apparel is our main tangible way to be connected to the school.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. I'll go one step||
Yep. I'll go one step further: It's a stupid statement that totally invalidates that poster's argument.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||What I want...||
The back of student section t-shirt to NOT be a huge billboard.