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- Not agreeing with you that we want another thread of people's opinions on the OL = jackass (we'll ignore the fact that this lack of agreement seems to be commonplace)
- Pointing out that baseless speculation is not actually adding any value = douche bag (we'll ignore the fact that others seem to be in agreement that it doesn't add value)
- Checking your posts' voting details (who the heck cares?)
- Continuing any sentence after typing the words "I have no idea." By definition, should that be a signal to delete your comment?
|2 days 15 hours ago||Fred Jackson is listed as a||
Fred Jackson is listed as a supporter, but unfortunately he didn't leave a comment about the project. I'm imagining the superlatives...
|3 days 11 hours ago||It's crazy to think that the||
It's crazy to think that the players in the 2027 game were born between 2005-2009.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Maybe not if you have a house||
Maybe not if you have a house of monkeys.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Just to be clear, when you||
Just to be clear, when you say "attention span", I assume you mean the lack thereof?
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm happy to settle these||
I'm happy to settle these things for you.
(1) Notre Dame is not backing out because they're chickens. It makes a fun meme (I don't really know what that is, but it seems to fit), but realistically, not their decision-making process. Pointing out that Michigan has canceled in the past is also terrible logic to explain that canceling is not chickenshit, though. It could just mean Michigan was chickenshit in the past, though that would also be wrong because if you knew the history of Yost you'd know he had well-known reasons for disliking ND. Maybe not logical ones, at least by today's standards, but that's still unrelated. But ND fan is also right that scheduling the teams they have proves they did not do this because they're afraid of losing.
(2) They also did not back out because Michigan is regionalized, or whatever. ND went on the record as saying it was the ACC games that limited their flexibility (which undermines the 'we're focused on the strongest SOS possible'), and ultimately felt that they were better served passing the love around by scheduling home-and-homes. I accept that.
(3) Notre Dame fan is right that the two schools don't compete for advertising dollars. Michigan brings in substantially more. Sure, ND has their very own TV contract. It generates $15 million/year for ND. Congrats. Michigan's share of the BTN is expected to be $31 million this year growing to $50 million in 2017. Michigan also generates more total football revenue each year by about $15 million more than ND (and is still WAY short of revenue for Texas, who decided that instead of sharing conference revenue like B1G does with BTN, where Michigan, OSU and PSU get less revenue than they could get with their own contract; Texas decided to exploit that advantage and screw the Big 12). By all attempts to tally, Michigan also has more fans than ND.
(4) ND fan's argument about the removal of the rivalry creating a better opportunity for ND scheduling than Michigan makes no sense. Each team only just gained 1 free game per year. Unless canceling Michigan somehow freed up more than 1 game on ND's schedule? You are free to argue that being independent gives ND more scheduling flexibility than being in a conference. ND is committed to 5 ACC games/year. Michigan is committed to 8 B1G games a year. But that's a different argument than 'canceling this game gives ND more flexibility than it gives Michigan'. Both teams free up exactly 1 game.
(5) ND fan wrong that ND has better TV ratings. Even in shitty seasons, Michigan significantly outdraws ND. Go back to #3 above. Michigan has more fans. And more revenue. Here are the 2013 data: Michigan averaged 5.3 million viewers/game (#3 in the country). Notre Dame averages 3.9 million viewers/game (#9 in the country).
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not going to wade into||
I'm not going to wade into the last part of your comment, but I don't think it's unexpected that guys like Denard, Gallon, Martin, and Molk have not been hugely successful in the NFL. All of them were great college players, sure, but all of them are under-sized for NFL players of their position. That is not typically a big problem in college, but is much more of one at the talent level of the NFL (hence why they were not high draft picks, so their performance-to-date is not really surprising, either.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Had my first a few months||
Had my first a few months ago. What I learned this past weekend is I need to cheer less suddenly, and less loudly. Also, because that adjustment is difficult, it is important to DVR the game because you will need to spend time calming the baby who is concerned by your yelling.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I am on the same page as the||
I am on the same page as the OP, but my question is much more basic than this. Logically, I understand that it is in Michigan's best interest for State to beat Oregon. But, since my cheering does not have a direct impact on any of the outcomes, I don't feel compelled to cheer for State.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||These data are based on a||
These data are based on a 71:1 ratio of Michigan to Ohio residents. In fact, the way this was done, Michigan residents represent around 20% of the entire responses for the country.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Slander, perhaps?||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Let's be honest, teenagers||
Let's be honest, teenagers make lifelong decisions off of much worse factors than those.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I thought the same thing when||
I thought the same thing when I read it, but keep in mind the methodology caveat: these data are overwhemlingly influenced by people who are from Michigan (sample size of Ohio participants is very low, by comparison). I'd be willing to bet that the actual rate in an unbiased sample would probably look different.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Regardless of whether or not||
Regardless of whether or not they're being paid as part of recruiting, that doesn't mean it is the ONLY factor in recruiting success.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Just wanted to make sure I||
Just wanted to make sure I get my checklist right, since I have reading comprehension issues:
Did I get those right?
Here are a couple I'll add for consideration. I'm not sure how to categorize them so could use your help given my lack of communication skills:
In all seriousness, I don't care whether or not you enjoy my expression of disagreement. I think the message board would be a better place without baseless speculation and don't mind being on the record with that position.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Given your username, I find||
Given your username, I find your subject line very confusing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You're over-thinking this||
You're over-thinking this one.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||'I have no idea, so rather||
'I have no idea, so rather than acknowledge that and move on, I feel compelled to throw out some guesses...'
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(a) Hindsight. Presumably,||
(a) Hindsight. Presumably, it wasn't known that this was coming. Speaking of presuming, the comment also presumes his season is done - and we don't seem to have that information.
(b) "SMH" seems to suggest disapproval. Unless the commenter has created a new definition... like "Smiling. Me Happy"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It makes it seem like||
It makes it seem like sarcasm, and yet it doesn't appear to be...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||2004 Rose Bowl. 28-14 makes||
2004 Rose Bowl. 28-14 makes that game sound WAY closer than it was. Such a painful day.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||More likely, sarcasm.||
More likely, sarcasm.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||At current PSD prices, you're||
At current PSD prices, you're probably better off just buying tickets off StubHub (or on the street) for the games you actually plan on attending. I had been a season ticket holder for the last decade and just gave them up because it makes no sense financially.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I've sometimes seen staring||
I've sometimes seen staring lines at bus stops when an attractive female walks by.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Tell me more about the||
Tell me more about the staring line...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I think that's actually the||
I think that's actually the point.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Also, Chicago. They're so||
Also, Chicago. They're so much better than Comcast.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Their 4-year graduate is 53%||
Their 4-year graduate is 53% (bad). 6-year is up to 82%. By way of comparison Michigan's 4-year rate is 80% and 5-year is 90%.
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Michigan claims more than||
Michigan claims more than 540,000 living alumni while PSU claims more than 631,000. PSU graduates 18,000+ a year these days compared to many less for Michigan (I can't find a number, but know it's about 6,000 undergrads and presumably around 5,000 graduate students), so based on that PSU would have actually passed Michigan around 15 years ago.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Do you not see a difference||
Do you not see a difference between using a name that has been predominantly been used in derogatory fashion ('Redskins') and one that has been used to commemorate an individual's accomplishments ('Blackhawks')? Or, truly, in the instance of the Blackhawks, it's named after the Black Hawk division of the US Army (which is in turned named to commemorate the Native American war 'hero').
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I lost track of the||
I lost track of the discussion with the combination of "literal crap" and "run-producing."