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|1 week 8 hours ago||Thanks, Ace. Totally agree||
Thanks, Ace. Totally agree with you. When I read MGoBlog, I usually read the forums with the grain of salt that Michigan fans love to extrapolate and are totally bi-polar. It's either total bliss or gloom and doom! I appreciate your reasoned views and level-headedness Ace!
|1 week 1 day ago||Who cares about China?||
Who cares about China?
|1 week 1 day ago||CC: Psy?||
|1 week 2 days ago||Sounds cool, but I already||
Sounds cool, but I already have a 15-year mortgage at 3.125%. I don't think I can do much better than that.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well, PSD is also deductible||
Well, PSD is also deductible since it's a donation.
PSL is transferable, but they typically decline in value from the initial price (there have been a number of case studies on Giants, Jets and Cowboys PSLs and the vast majority of seat locations have declined in value). In addition, a key point is that the PSL is essentially worthless once they decide to go build another stadium (in other words, it is tied to the current physical stadium and not to any future stadiums).
|1 week 2 days ago||Great, now you get to deduct||
Great, now you get to deduct interest on the home equity loan and your PSD contributions. :P
|1 week 2 days ago||A PSL is different than a||
A PSL is different than a PSD. A PSL is a license that you purchase - it gives you the right to purchase the season tickets. Many pro teams have PSL's (including the Jets, Giants and Cowboys) which have been used to offset the cost of building new stadiums. Once the useful life of the stadium has passed and there is a new stadium, there will also be a new PSL requirement.
A PSD is a donation that gives you the right to purchase the season tickets for that year. A PSD is 80% deductible and is often used by college teams to fund their operations and non-revenue sports.
|1 week 2 days ago||Prob football if I were you.||
Prob football if I were you. Basketball and Hockey arenas are smaller so if you have good seats, they are harder to come by.
|1 week 2 days ago||Just paid my PSD... Pretty||
Just paid my PSD... Pretty expensive, but I guess it's good that we had the option to pay it this tax year to get the deduction instead of having to wait another year.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm glad they didn't raise it||
I'm glad they didn't raise it considering that next year's schedule is so much better.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ok, fine. Let's just say||
Ok, fine. Let's just say "better off" or "upper middle class" or whatever defintiion you prefer instead of the word "rich". I guess I just have a different definition because I grew up in a family where my parents made less than $10k a year so I thought that everyone else was "rich" compared to me. Sorry, I often make the mistake of speaking from my own perspective.
|1 week 4 days ago||Obviously, larceny remains a||
Obviously, larceny remains a crime. Any one citizen is afforded the same protections under the law as another.
From personal experience, I've been both "poor" (literally) and "rich" (or well-off). When I was poor, I was tempted by "wanting what others had"; now that I'm well-off, I can just buy whatever I want without thinking much about it.
All I'm saying is that I can understand what it feels like to be poor and to be in want. Of course, people shouldn't act on those feelings and stealing is bad, etc.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think they're just pointing||
I think they're just pointing out that it's a technicality why it was deemed a felony as opposed to a misdemeanor charge of larceny. For example, would it be no big deal to steal a $100 dollar laptop vs. a $500 laptop vs. a $1500 laptop. At some point, the item is de minimis as determined by the legal system and not covered by the higher charges, etc.
|1 week 4 days ago||While I don't approve of||
While I don't approve of stealing. I think it's totally different from domestic violence or any crime of a violent nature.
At least, I can understand why a poor kid steals when he's surrounded by a bunch of rich kids.
|1 week 4 days ago||I have sympathy for all||
I have sympathy for all involved. The abused and the abusers often suffer from emotional distress. I hope the police report sounds worse than reality for the sake of those involved.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||because you don't know what||
because you don't know what you had til it's gone.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||CC: Leon Hall. Hire him now!||
CC: Leon Hall.
Hire him now!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, he's had close wins,||
Sure, he's had close wins, but also close losses. My point is that even with the same win-loss record, if the trend was reversed, you would be singing a different tune.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He also won a BCS bowl. Yes,||
He also won a BCS bowl. Yes, maybe he overachieved that year, but I also think he is underachieving this year. If the trend went the other way, i.e., if we flipped the years and the team was improving every year, then I think everyone would be on the Hoke bandwagon. The fact is, he would have the same statistics, but a positive trend and I think people are letting our current negative trend weigh too heavily on their view of Hoke and the team.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I meant that I think||
I meant that I think Schlissel's new coach will not be a big-name coach, but rather another steady-hand type of coach. In particular, I feel that everyone is assuming that we will have some type of Messiah moment where Harbaugh, Miles, Mullen or some other famous coach will ride in and save the day, but based on the tendencies that I'm seeing in Schlissel and his aversion to big-time athletics, I think some of you may be disappointed with who he (or his new AD) ends up choosing.
I don't disagree that our current head coach, Hoke, is highly paid.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I like Hoke. I think he's an||
I like Hoke. I think he's an above-average coach and I think he'll get better as his key recruits are coming in. I wish we had a better QB for next year, but I think our OL will start to gel.
I know everyone assumes we will get Harbaugh or some other big-time coach, but based on Schlissel's focus on academics over athletics, I feel that he'll go with a steady hand that is not a big-name, big-money football coach. Therefore, I'd rather go with the devil I know than start over again.
I know I'm in the minority in my viewpoint, but after the Carr to RichRod transition and the RichRod to Hoke transition, I'm getting tired of these transition years and I'd rather ride the horse we're on for a while to see if we can turn this thing around organically.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, but I'm sure there is||
Sure, but I'm sure there is wide deviation across the sports as well. I.e., I'm sure your typical golf or tennis varsity athlete is on par or probably has higher stats then your typical non-athlete student.
Bottom line, the line of questioning was ridiculous because it implies that UofM does something out-of-the-ordinary to get football recruits that other similarly situated schools do not. I am sure that Texas, USC, UCLA or some other big football school with good academics accepts similar recruits.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I actually have a funny||
I actually have a funny story... I applied to UofM LSA with the part 1 (i.e., just the GPA/SAT), but got admitted to Cornell early decision. Therefore, I never completed my application to UofM since I was going to Cornell (i.e., I never sent in essays or listed extracurriculars or whatever...) but I forgot to officially withdraw my application to UofM. A few months later, I was surprised when I received an admissions letter from UofM since I thought that I never finished my application. I guess my GPA and SAT were really just that high that I was an auto-admit.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Annoying questioning...||
Annoying questioning... especially because the University as a whole also doesn't have a hard cut-off as to grades.
They're good enough to get into Michigan. Period. Sure, it helps if they're great at sports or if they're the best flutist on this side of the Mississippi. Obviously, that's a plus.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He picked South Carolina (as||
He picked South Carolina (as in his home state).... Not the USC Trojans...
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Man, wolverine devotee is the||
Man, wolverine devotee is the way more pessisimistic than your name suggests.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Posbang for Brady Hoke!!!||
Posbang for Brady Hoke!!!
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Wife and I are going. Got||
Wife and I are going. Got good seats and driving down.... but where do I park? I didn't buy one of those parking decals, but thought there would be some places to park for the day or some pay meters? The stadium looks far away from most things on the map. Any good ideas?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It's the local brokerage||
It's the local brokerage office in Ann Arbor. These internships are typically offered up by boosters to student athletes. They have career fairs and resume drops for student athletes.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I think this explains why you||
I think this explains why you have a big boat and a young trophy wife... makes sense now.