"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty late to this||
I'm pretty late to this conversation, but what exactly is the point of this thread? We have who we have on the roster and we have a coach who excels at developing QBs. Are people ANGAR that Harbaugh isn't a god?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Keep the double bird||
The Double Bird is a one-time-only event that should retain its unique place in our lore. Harbaugh tantrums will be many and varied.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You're right, and I didn't||
You're right, and I didn't make my point clear. I'm simply saying that equating income with success is misguided, and that in many cases those who draw a lesser income often contribute more to society than, say, a professional athlete or Judge Judy.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with almost||
I agree with almost everything you have said, particularly since my problem is with the people on this thread who equate success with income.
I view this from the perspective of someone who works in the national security apparatus, where there is a ton of room for people in STEM and also the liberal arts to make a contribution. But all of those people make far less than people from similar backgrounds, which is my point: there are a lot of people out there (Michigan grads especially) who forego higher salaries in order to make the world a better place, yet there is a vocal segment of our alumni base who doesn't seem to understand that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There are many ironies in||
There are many ironies in this thread, but the one that strikes me the most is that so many equate success with income. Aside from that being an ignorant and destructive way at viewing society, it runs antithetical to the Michigan ethos.
There are many Michigan grads who, ten years after enrollment, aren't making more than 60k annually. This is also true for other well-respected universities. This segment includes teachers, nurses, members of the armed services, other government employees (to include the entire national security apparatus), academia, and other non-profit positions.
The holier-than-thou tone of some folks on this thread is really interesting, considering (and I welcome a counter-argument) they are likely the ones contributing the least to humanity.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I was in the middle of a||
I was in the middle of a practice debate round in high school, the topic of which was the liklihood of terrorists using WMD in an attack against the United States. Pretty surreal.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Now I understand why they||
Now I understand why they buried the tape. Wow.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, Harbaugh mentioned it in||
Yes, Harbaugh mentioned it in his Monday presser. It's unclear which play he was talking about but he did say "we played with ten on one play; we can't have that."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Obviously you're not a||
Obviously you're not a golfer.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Safeties?||
Safeties (aside from Peppers) being a non-factor in your opinion is actually a huge positive, given the scheme we deployed in this game. We asked our secondary to do a lot and they handled it. The weaknesses we saw were in the LBs; Bolden got pulled for Ross perhaps a little too late.
Complaining about playing our often single-high safety 20 yards deep implies you either have no idea what this staff is trying to do defensively, or you're just complaining for the sake of complaining. Which is of course totally acceptable for Michigan fans.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Can you point to a play where||
Can you point to a play where our DBs playing off the line by 15 yards resulted in a significant play? Do you have any reason to believe this is purely contextual or indicative of a larger flaw in our defensive scheme for the season?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||We're all clearly paranoid||
We're all clearly paranoid about Stribling being involved in another transporter accident.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Drake Harris on offense and||
Drake Harris on offense and Channing Stribling on defense. Good play out of both of them could have a huge impact on the overall perfomance of both units.
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||Flight simulation, Star Trek,||
Flight simulation, Star Trek, military hardware, space
|8 weeks 1 day ago||LIBERALS AMIRITE!?!?||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Getting to stadium from DC||
If I'm coming from DC without a car, what's the best way to get to the stadium? It's not exactly on the metro...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I learned how standards work||
I learned how standards work on my first dirt bike when I was 12 or so, and it wasn't hard to translate that into driving a stick. The first car I really drove extensively was my ex-gf's father's 944 in high school.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I understand the law||
I understand the law completely, and I stand by my point. A free-rider criticizing those who pay for the good they are consuming for free is an interesting concept.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I find it interesting that||
I find it interesting that someone advocating an illegal alternative would strike such a holier than thou tone, but that's just me.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I think you have it wrong||
What I never understood is how "cocksucker" became a derogatory term. It seems to me that, no matter your orientation, they are doing a service to somebody. Are you anti-blowjob?
Seems to me like they should be praised for the good they are doing society. Cowherd, on the other hand, is awful.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Something about this seems||
Something about this seems weird.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Draftageddon!||
The mere mention of Draftageddon has me excited for the coming season. HARBAUGH!
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Assuming that Wuxia films||
Assuming that Wuxia films also count, I'm going with Hero.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Utilities are absolutely||
Utilities are absolutely "national security stuff," and they should be more than fretting about the "possibility" that their systems may be compromised.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||From a national security||
From a national security perspective, this pales in comparison to what Snowden released. And I'm saying this as one of the affected.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||'68 Mercury Cougar||
Dad bought it when I was 13 (1999) and we spent the next couple of years restoring it. Convinced him to drop a 351C in place of the 302 it came with stock.
Pros: chick magnet, a ton of fun to drive
Cons: cop magnet, 13MPG, no A/C
Never going to get rid of it. Too many memories.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Or in this case we do know||
Or in this case we do know who is reading it, which is instructive.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||It seems to me that you and I||
It seems to me that you and I will never agree, since the core of my argument is that the playoffs should be decided by series (7 game series at that) in order to determine who is the better team. Short series and the spacing between the games allow teams to roll out their aces twice a series, whereas longer series are a test of depth.
Baseball has always been about the depth of teams. That is why the regular season is so long, and that is why until recently it was considered absurd to have anything but series. I don't entirely disagree with you and see that there is some merit to your reasoning, but I disagree with you entirely that these benefits outweigh the assault on the very core of the game itself.
There are 162 games in the regular season, and if one wildcard makes it in by a couple games over the next best ones, then so be it. Just like the Braves, they could have helped themselves by winning their games.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I understand these arguments,||
I understand these arguments, but I think some of the positive components of what you outline are overridden by what happened in 2012 during the first iteration of this format. A 94 win Braves team had to play an 88 win Cardinals team and ultimately lost a game played under protest due to one of the worst calls I have ever seen. Anyone who watched that game - which wasn't many because it started at 5PM on a Friday - should understand why a one game anything in baseball is not tenable; precisely because of that randomness.
That the Cards went on to win the WS is a moot point, as they had no business being given equal treatment to a team that had a 6 game advantage on them, which played in a superior division, and which had won 5 of the 6 games against the Cardinals that season.
Any benefit is far outweighed by the above being allowed to happen.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Baseball is somewhat random||
An individual baseball game is more "random" because there are far more variables at work than there are in basketball, for example, where the same 6-8 guys play the same 6-8 other who run more or less the same plays. In baseball the batter-pitcher matchup, coupled with just how difficult it is for the offense to score in general produces such outcomes.
I think baseball would be less "random" if the playoffs were as inclusive as other leagues, where the top 6-8 from the AL/NL each make it and they play a 7 game series (5 game series are too short IMO). In that scenario I think the better teams would win out at a similar rate as in football.
That being said, I would hate that as a baseball fan. I think the 1 game play-in game is an abomination that should be strapped to an ICBM and launched into the sun.