landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 18 hours ago||Yes and no||
I'm okay with him giving the guy a second chance. But, as soon as he blew that chance, he should have been booted. Instead, he was suspended from the team pending the outcome, but the team was actively telling folks he would come back and play. Baylor then had the worst ever investigation/response.
The fact that more and more accusations against football players are being leveled leads me to conclude that Briles has no control or doesn't care. And, that's where I think your analogy to Paterno is strong.
|5 days 45 min ago||It's a question worth thinking about||
I've wrestled with it some. What I come around to is that the risks and consequences of football are becoming better known. Other parents have decided, with this knowledge (yes, I know this is a big assumption), that their kids can play. That is their choice, and I am okay with that. I enjoy watching Michigan football, and will continue to do so. It connects me to the university. For whatever it's worth, I don't really watch any other teams or the NFL.
Based on the known risks today, as well as the growing empirical evidence concerning long term damage even in the absence of conussions, I would not be okay with my son playing football.
As more research is done, I might skew more in one direction or the other. Or, maybe there are technological developments that greatly reduce or eliminate many of the risks of football. But, again, based on what we know today, I don't want my kid playing. If other parents conclude it's okay for their kids, that's fine by me. And I thank them for their sons playing for Michigan.
|5 days 56 min ago||Not a silly question||
But it was asked with malice and snobbery.
|1 week 5 days ago||A few questions||
Would you want to live in this house again when you move back to Texas? I suspect it will feel pretty different after having renters in there.
How are you going to keep an eye on the house, even if you have a management company? I'd think you want to at least be able to see it from time to time to make sure the manager is actually doing what you are paying it to do.
Why not sell now, when the market is hot? Gives you more options when you come back - the area might not be what you want in a year or two.
Regardless, good luck. Unbelievable how pleasant this spring has been down in Texas - hope you get some good weather in A2.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sort of||
He's not a party to the lawsuit, so the only way he can be forced into a deposition is if he is subpoenaed.
|1 week 6 days ago||Well, that just shows how||
Well, that just shows how clueless I am. Love the term, typo or not.
|1 week 6 days ago||Bongcep curls.||
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't normally||
point out typos, but I love "hangry". When I get hungry, I get irritable. I might start calling that mood hangry.
|2 weeks 6 min ago||Seconded||
I have drastically cut my soda intake, as my HDL cholesterol is way too high (sugar has a huge effect). LaCroix is good, but depends on the flavor. I've found good flavors in Dasani and Schwepps.
Regardless, sparkling water is a good substitute.
|2 weeks 8 min ago||False premise||
Harbaugh doesn't drink coffee. He gets all he needs from steak and whole milk.
|3 weeks 11 min ago||Good lessons for non-athletes too||
Yeah, maybe most of us don't come out of school making NFL money. But, many of us make the same kinds of mistakes.
Think about all the new crap persons buy on credit - cars, furniture, jewelry, hell, even dental work can be secured on credit now. This is all on a smaller scale than what the athletes do, but how is it really any different? Because it's stuff that many other Americans buy?
I suspect that two of the biggest problems athletes and muggles encounter are: 1) not budgeting their income and expenses every month, and 2) not understanding how their money is being invested.
Live on what you make, not on what payments you can afford, and understand where your money is going. Those principles would serve everyone well.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Baylor . . .||
The most incredible thing about the recent conviction of Sam Ukwuachu is that, after he raped his victim, he told her, "this isn't rape." Uh, if you have to say that, yes it is. "I'm not a racist, but . . .", "I'm not a homophobe, but . . ." YES YOU ARE.
What made the Baylor stuff way more appalling was the half-assed "investigation" the university did. And, it yanked the victim's scholarship. Absolutely shameful.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I had a similar thought||
I think Levy makes some very good points about what constitutes rape. Having a clear "yes" is a great rule of thumb.
Where I got uncomfortable was his example of gang rape where the victim said yes because she was intimidated. The reason that troubles me is that there was a clear yes, which he says should be required. But then the perpetrators would have to get inside the victim's head to determine whether her explicit yes really meant yes.
I'm not suggesting that that particular situation is not rape. But, let's say these guys get charged. Under the standard of "we had a clear yes", could they really be convicted?
Kudos to him for starting the conversation. It's incredibly important.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I bet he doesn't. Beautiful.||
I bet he doesn't. Beautiful.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Mississippi||
In shocking news, Ole Miss pays players
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly right||
Arbitration agreements are powerful and enforceable. Courts typically don't (and can't) overturn even bad decisions if the aribtration agreement gave the arbitrator that power.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Jeez||
I look forward to our rapid return to prominence, so that we can wax poetic about the draft prospects of Michigan players. Seriously, who cares what these guys say about Jones and Cook? This is a symptom of little brother syndrome.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Here's a better recap||
I'd like to give the kid the benefit of the doubt, or at least innocent until proven guilty. Here's a recap where the person actually contacted the kid. Doesn't sound good.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Business owner||
He owns a web hosting company. My guess is that he has plenty of legal fees.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Confirmation||
I like that it is objective confirmation of what Mike Leach said - that the conference unanimously opposed the legislation. While I had no reason to think Leach was making that up, it gives him a lot more credibility. Maybe his accusations of funny business should be taken more seriously.
|5 weeks 21 min ago||Safety razor||
I don't find Harry's to be that bad, it's way better than DSC.
But, I switched to safety razors this year. There's an upfront initial investment of roughly $50-60. But, I got 100 blades for about $11. I change the blade every week. So, 11 cents per week.
Shaving with a safety razor takes a bit of time to learn. It's not as fast. I cut myself a bit more often with it. When I travel, or if I am going to shave at the gym, though, I use Harry's. Safety razor is hard to transport. You also have to be careful about disposing the old blade. Putting the blade in the trash is dangerous; I got a blade receptacle for $5, in which there's no chance of a person getting cut.
I'm not going to tell you that a safety razor gives a better shave than, say a Gillette. It might be my imagination, but I find my beard grows back a bit faster since I've shaved with the safety razor. But, the shave quality itself is good, and for 11 cents per week, it's unbeatable.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for everyone||
Also, props for this thing actually showing up at a reasonable hour.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Benefits of being an English major . . .||
My classes were generally pretty easy. Econ 102 was tough on me, though. 8am, and I was very distracted that semester =/= translate to a good grade.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Very well might||
My PR in each distance came in colder weather. Much easier for your body to stay relatively cool than it is in heat. Good luck.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My birthday weekend||
Please birthday bang me.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Biology of AIDS and Other Epidemic Diseases||
It's incredible. Discussion section is optional. 6 exams (including the final, which is also optional), of 30 questions, scored out of 25. On top of that, the subject material is very interesting.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Financial||
considerations are a big part of it, I would think. You have guys like Clayton Kershaw being paid an incredible amount of money. Like it or not, baseball players are depreciating assets. There are not many things a ball club can do to protect its investment, but pitch counts are one. The efficacy of it might be questionable, but it gives ball clubs a feeling of control.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||A few thoughts and questions||
Many folks here are talking about Michigan needing to recruit elite players. An assumption underlying that is that Michigan would have to cheat to get those guys.
If that assumption is true, is that something we as a program/university/fan base would be okay with?
What I love most about college sports, as opposed to professional, is that the ties are based on something other than money. I love Michigan because I graduated from there. I love the players; they put in the time, sweat for the same institution and, ultimately, for my enjoyment.
What I would hate to see happen is that Michigan turns into a one and done factory. Sure, the wins would be great, but at that point, I'm just following a professional team. And that's not something I want, even if it means the team I love recruits and performs at a level below other elite institutions.
How do others feel about this? I know where MaizeHaze stands.
As an aside, continuing to ask how people would feel about Harbaugh not chasing a top local kid is ludicrous. Football recruiting is vastly different than basketball. Players have to be at college for three years. There often are not handlers that have to be paid. And remember Cam Newton? If this site's reaction is an indication of where folks stand, Michigan fans would not be okay with paying football players or their families. So, let's just stick to apples-to-apples comparisons. And cease the belittling of others.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm||
Someone alert the Brentano's security guards to Uncle Leo. SWARM, SWARM, SWARM!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Good one||
As an aside, I think the movie was significantly better than the book.