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|6 days 16 hours ago||Am I missing something? The||
Am I missing something? The AAC = American Athletic Conference
|6 days 20 hours ago||I generally agree with you. I||
I generally agree with you. I will say, crunchy peanut butter is a pain if being used as a dip. You need to have a cracker (or whatever) with some serious structural integrity if you're dipping into the crunchy stuff.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Are you seriously saying||
Are you seriously saying you'd rather Michigan lose and not win a conference tournament championship so they can rest and have a slightly better chance at going to the Sweet 16? Wtf?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This site has great content||
This site has great content but between the site crashes, the archaic layout, and now the removing of the app - the only good way to read the main page/board on iPhone - I'm out. At this point it's just annoying to interact here.
I'll probably read front page content but I'll try and find a way to do that without perpetuating the laziness of Brian, et al. Adblock, etc.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Get out into the real world,||
Get out into the real world, man. Broadening your perspective is a good thing.
For someone coming across as incredibly pretentious and condescending about higher-ed, you're completely missing the point.
|8 weeks 58 min ago||Totally agree! But I think||
Totally agree! But I think some are forgetting what the OP is asking: Are the UM-AA and UM-D/F degrees the same and do they carry the same value?
My response is: no, they aren't the same in the real world (regardless of accredidation)...BUT...that may or may not even matter given the situation. And that's something the OP should reflect upon while deciding what to do.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||You're not bursting my bubble||
You're not bursting my bubble at all. I'm simply trying to make a point that there isn't some end all be all metric (like accredidation) that makes the a degree from UM-AA or UM-D/F the same. In fact, my post above is stating it is way more nuanced than that and - even in the original analogy - the OP needs to decide what function the degree serves. Regardless of whether you add to the bottom line, or further the mission, both can be achieved regardless of education. But the argument is whether any two universities are by default 'the same' because of some metric or another.
And you and I must work in different industries beacuse a great degree from a top school definitely matters a majority of the time in my line of work. Which is also my point: the context matters a ton. The specific hiring manager's viewpoint matters a ton. The industry matters a ton. The actual role matters a ton. The cost/salary ROI of the education matters a ton.
So, you're not bursting my bubble. In fact, I think we're arguing the same point. The context matters and it's not just "equal beacuse of accredidation."
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||And by your logic, a degree||
And by your logic, a degree from Lake Area Technical Institute, a vocational trade school in Watertown, South Dakota, is exactly the same for all purposes as a degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Both are accredited by the HLC so the value of degrees from both schools are the same. "Period."
Right? Or will you actually admit that you're simply wrong and taking a ridiculously narrow view?
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||Sorry, you don't understand||
Sorry, you don't understand real world practicality.
I'm sure the OP isn't talking accredidation levels and requirements with employers. You think a boss that is familiar with UM-AA and UM-D/F isn't going to pass some sort of judgment one way or another beacuse you have accredidation metrics (or whatever)?
The fact you think accredidation is the sole benchmark for any discussion or opinion on the matter is ridiculous. One can argue the value of a degree is what a student is willing to pay for it (or what an employer is willing to compensate for a graduate with said education). Or any other number of metrics.
If someone came to me and said Michigan and [random school X] are exactly the same beacuse they're both accredited from the same governing body I'd say "okay, sure, they're the same through the lens of accredidation but in the real world we know not everything is equal". Which I feel is reasonable and is probably a more relevant debate for the OP than through your myopic higher education view.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Enlighten me then, oh wise||
Enlighten me then, oh wise sage.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||The easiest way I can||
The easiest way I can describe the relationship between Ann Arbor and the satellite campuses is an analogy to VW vs Audi.
They’re both German and under the same corporate umbrella. The designers borrow from each other and they look kind of similar. They share a lot of the same parts. And they both fit specific purposes under a broader plan. But they aren’t the same.
Both will get you from point A to B. Both serve similar functions in nature. Some people opt for the VW because they appreciate some of the elements but don’t value the flashiness or care to incur the extra expense.
Some people opt for the Audi because they have the means to do so, cleared the higher bar to opt in, and want to use their time and resources in that manner because they value the extra bells and whistles it affords. Maybe they want to go faster or have some sort of specialty function (early career trajectory or banking/consulting in this analogy).
Ultimately, the VW owners shouldn’t go around saying “it’s basically an Audi” because it’s not. And the Audi owners shouldn’t pretend like they’re a special snowflake that has nothing to do with VW.
So the question is: do you need the Audi? Would a VW make you just as happy for what you need it to do? People will notice if you put 4-rings on the grill of a Jetta. So whatever you choose, just own it, in my opinion, because you should be able to justify your decision.
This was long and played out, but maybe it makes sense to someone other than myself?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not only that but a good||
Not only that but a good friend of mine was recruited by come ivies and they offered academic scholarships for his above average grades. Mind you, if he wasn't good at football he couldn't have gotten into those schools with his grades anyway let alone get an academic scholarship.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Some players have gone more||
Some players have gone more than once and are counted for each appearance above. Maybe the 98 is just how many players have appeared in a super bowl.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I always thought the joke was "both were accepted at MSU."||
I always thought the joke was "both were accepted at MSU."
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Those sites don't crash when||
Those sites don't crash when there's news to report or when too many people visit. They crash in major, rare incidents.
And those sites invest in teams of people to analyze what they're readership wants in a website from content to user experience. We can give Brian that feedback for free.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I almost exclusively view the||
I almost exclusively view the site via the app now because a) ads and b) it looks like a high schooler's site that's stuck in the late 90s.
I'm also getting real annoyed with the inability to handle moderate traffic spikes.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Not if you put a fried egg||
Not if you put a fried egg and bacon on it. Then it's breakfast.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Evidence of paying players?||
Evidence of paying players? Actual salary cap details? Dude, you should take your evidence to the NCAA and all major news outlets instead of posting on MGoBlog.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Ha. Those questions in the||
Ha. Those questions in the Harris threads about "when are we going to have an actual every-down, NFL-caliber back?"
Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Emotional / psychological||
Emotional / psychological issues because he tripped up some people over two seasons? Yep, username checks out. Lol.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yep. Well you can't suspend||
Yep. Well you can't suspend him after the first time, that could've been incidental. Second time raises eyebrows so maybe you have an off-court conversation or non-public punishment to make sure it doesn't become a thing. Third time, yeah, it's a pattern...maybe you suspend him then.
In the end, maybe this suspension is one incident late...but you can't go from nothing to three game suspension. Hell, that would've been more than Suh was suspended for stomping on a dude with his previous pattern of extra-curriculars, too.
I guess you should've suspended him half a game after the 3rd time...maybe even a full game then to show you're serious. But alas, they can't change the past.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Do we have other proxies for||
Do we have other proxies for non-basketball technicals and associated suspensions?
I'm thinking a flagrant elbow swing to the face technical. A trip is less damaging than that, IMO. Do we see suspensions for the elbow technicals? If so, are they multiple games?
Fwiw, I'm totally fine with a One game suspension. He got a technical, was benched a game on top of it, and hopefully that rectifies the situation. If not, 3 game suspension next.
It's just a trip.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, for sure. But in||
Oh, for sure. But in Woodson's case, he was blessed with longevity, luck, etc.
In the moment, it's hard to fathom the stars align so that you can become a true legend...let alone have a 20-year career to render $1.5M (or whatever) inconsequential.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Well if you're top-10, you're||
Well if you're top-10, you're more at the mercy of team needs in the top and can shuffle around. If anything, you'd be more likely to drop than move up a few spots unless you were lucky and someone needed a safety (and wanted to take one top-5, which is another debate in and of itself).
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'd be thinking of how my||
I'd be thinking of how my grandkids that are sitting bedside could've had their college paid for if I left early instead of tearing my ACL in game 3, not getting to play against OSU, losing that game nonetheless, and never healing properly enough to pass team physicals and becoming an afterthought.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Agree. A year in college||
Agree. A year in college instead of a year in the NFL could be, say, $1.5M lost in career earnings. If someone told me I had to effectively pay someone $125,000 for every game I play in college - in addition to going to class and making sure grades are up - I'd tell them they're insane.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Not really surprising given||
Not really surprising given he was scheduled to meet with superiors today.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Three top-5 guards coming out||
Three top-5 guards coming out of HS. And the #1 center. And another 4-star. And Samuelson.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not accustomed to Santa||
I'm not accustomed to Santa using such language. Happy fucking new year, nonetheless!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Champion'chip'? Is that,||
Champion'chip'? Is that, like, a Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles vs Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Kettle Cooked showdown?