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|1 week 2 days ago||With the way the AD is being||
With the way the AD is being run, in 20 years team 135 will look at their feet and mutter, "I can't afford the $10k Former Player Seat License".
|1 week 2 days ago||I do not envy the hangover||
I do not envy the hangover you're going to have Sunday morning two weeks from now.
|1 week 2 days ago||So let me get this straight.||
So let me get this straight. It's not the coach of the 115 sons in his 4th year, it's not the tough as nails 5th year senior QB, or the strong side turned middle LB whose middle name is Mother F'er. No, it takes the punter who was suspended for all of last year for a dope problem to light enough of a fire under this teams ass to get them to eek out a narrow win at home to a mediocre Penn State team still reeling from NCAA sanctions. Fabulous.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, they lead the nation in||
Wait, they lead the nation in sacks? We have no deep threats and a porous OLine? We. Are. Getting. Shut. Out.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||What's his stance on the dean||
What's his stance on the dean of LSA? What about the issues facing the engineering school? How about the financial footing of Mott? Can he even name one non-athletic issue facing the university?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe if Hoke was wearing a||
Maybe if Hoke was wearing a headset, he might have heard the coach in the booth say, "gee, Shane looks addled". Did the guy in the booth say that? We'll never know, an neither will Hoke. I didn't know isn't an excuse when you don't even wear a F'ing headset!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Sigh.||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||One common characteristic. RR||
One common characteristic. RR had some young defenses, filled with more underclass men then upper. Same is true of BH and his offense. Don't get me wrong, I've seen enough cluelessness to make me want Hoke gone, he's in over his head, but youth is a real thing. I wish I could find the link, but I'm pretty sure I read a mathlete post back in like 2012 that said that 2013 would be worse than 2012, and that 2014 would be the low point in terms of this, with a rapid maturing in 2015 and 2016.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||27-10 Michigan||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Brandon has made it clear||
Brandon has made it clear that The expectations are for Michigan to compete for B1G titles. If Michigan finishes tied for second in the East (presumably behind Sparty), and give the winner of the East a reasonably competitive game, that will be enough to save his job even if we lose all of our OOC games.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||True, but it's not like the||
True, but it's not like the other teams in the top 25 were all playing great teams. Also, given how we struggled to run against anybody last year, even the bad non-conference teams, this line and our running attack is clearly improved. Is it up to standards of a decade ago? No. Still, if the line play and the run game continue to improve this year, I think Hoke's hot seat will cool down a bit. My confidence in Hoke was definitely shaken by the severity of the ND defeat, but the reality is that barring a Harbro wanting the job, a weak B1G should allow allow this team to improve as the year goes on and put the ND fiasco in the rear view.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Let's all pull for the San||
Let's all pull for the San Fran bowl so that DB will be in the right place geographically to start the coaching search when we get blown out in yet another road game.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||No||
UM - 42 (The answer to life, the universe, and everything. Plus a natural number)
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I get it now!||
Given the wide spread cheating going on at ND, starting a rivalry with the "we ain't come here to play school" Ohio State University makes a lot of sense. I mean, it's Dumb and Dumber, not Dumb and Smarter.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||52-28 Michigan||
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||To play devils advocate,||
To play devils advocate, playing WR in a run heavy offense might just make it a little easier for you to put up big TD numbers since the other team is probably overloading the box so often. All the more so if the offense is predicated on running over you and not caring if you know they are running because you can't stop them anyway, type.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Dude's got cat like reflexes,||
Dude's got cat like reflexes, so I'm calling him Voltron from now on.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||ACT is now overtaking SAT as||
ACT is now overtaking SAT as the test students take nationally. Given the higher out of state percentages at UM v MSU, it likely just represents a rise in ACT test taking by the out of state student body. Since it's hardener to get into any school as an out of state applicant, you'd expect a higher test score on average.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I don't mean to overreact||
Maybe it was the "injure himself" part that gave me the impression that the fault was being attributed to his own actions, rather than simple misfortune.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||"A guy who retired after the||
"A guy who retired after the season because he couldn't get breakfast without injuring himself got two."
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This is why society has laws||
It may not be smart or cool to talk shit in a strangers face, but defending actions like this on the basis of Detroit street thug etiquette is wrong. Breaking someone's jaw because they offended you should land you in jail 10 out of 10 times.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||There's no doubt that||
There's no doubt that Harvard, Princeton and Yale stand apart, but all the others tend to rise and fall a little academically through time. I can remember when Penn and Columbia were the "crappy" Ivies.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The winner will be EPO||
AKA, the guy who has developed the best doping anti detection regime.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||Dudes still get drilled in||
Dudes still get drilled in baseball. Slamming into the catcher to knock the ball free doesn't result in an ejection. Even ejections just cause you to bring the next guy off the belt. And games don't end in ties. Even with all that, baseball is still boring and has been in decline for years.
|17 weeks 18 hours ago||Easy||
Change the rules of soccer to allow cross checks and drop yellow and red cards for 2' and 5' penalties instead of ejections. There's more trash talk in an NFL pre game warmup than Pepe got ejected for. That, or have American culture become less violent. We are a violent country and soccer is a simply too namby-pamby.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||The rising trend in coaches salaries negates your argument||
Average head coach salary at D1 football programs is now up to 1.6 million. Or enough to pay the 85 scholarship players an extra $18,500 a year. The average at schools that regularly show up in the top 25 is the equivalent of more than 36,000 per scholarship player. Schools run deficits because competition dictates they spend all available revenue trying to compete. Right now, that's just going to coaches, facilities, and guys who organize things like the Weedeater Bowl, and NCAA suits, instead of players. I'd guess that Iowa would field a better team almost immediately if the paid players the $42,000 a year Ferentz's salary represents, and let a graduate assistant coach the team.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||No, it will just shrink D1 ranks||
And send the MACs and Mountain west schools back to D2. You know about D2 right? The level where student athlete actually means student without a wink wink, as you say.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||No. What will disappear is||
No. What will disappear is 20million dollars being spent on a state of the art rowing facility, etc., because you now can't redistribute the wealth from football to the AD bottom line, but will have to actually pay the talent.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Lack of a PhD wouldn't bother me||
University president is basically chief fund raiser anyway. Provosts handle academic admin. The thing that should be an issue is lack of integrity, not lack of PhD.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||What" real world" do you live in?||
Companies, including Apple, routinely pay employees more based on contribution to bottom line and market competition for services. Google is known for paying millions to keep its best developers. Investment banks divide bonus pools based on which groups brought in the most money that year. Production companies pay top name actors more than B list role players based on their expected moviegoer draw. Software companies pay software engineers more than receptionists, and DO allocate bonus money to more profitable divisions and employees. Supply of comparable skilled workers is what sets ceilings on pay. Exceptional people with rare skill sets who are at the very top of their fields always make more bank.