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|3 days 19 hours ago||oops....||
I think you mean to write ".....when you travel below the Mason-Dixon line."
Don't worry, understandable mistake for a 4th grader.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||he left WV||
after the AD welched on his promise to pay his assistants more, RR had his extension and his cash, but quit anyway out of loyalty to his staff. Hardly sleazy.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||well....now you have done that||
"why do you care" thing.....which would then engender the question, "why do YOU care?" to which you would reply "I don't" so then someone would ask "why do you read it and post?"
Proper form if you don't care....don't click and read through the thread and certainly don't post. It will be like it never happended for you.
If you actually DO click into the thread and read some of it, but find yourself personally not caring, then:
-time to click out to another part of MGoBlog = .10 seconds
-time to continue reading about something you don't care about, asking why other people care about it as if they shouldn't because you don't = 7 minutes?
-time to post multiple posts about not caring, asking other people why they care about something that you do not and implying they shouldn't care because you do not, then pondering on the state of MGoBlog because you are wasting so much time opting into conversations that you don't care about and where people are caring about things you think they shouldn't care about = 15 minutes
Simply put, threads are optional. I find many threads on here uninteresting...to me...based on the title alone. I don't click on them.....if i do...which i don't....I wouldn't likely go into that thread and make it a point to tell people that I don't care about whatever they are discussing and wonder aloud why they care about it, with the implication being that they shouldn't care about it, just like me.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||you are missing the point, completely||
We don't think you are or care whether you are trying to replace the "Victors".
We think the whole thing is a terrible concept and isn't going to come off well for the university at all. That is the resistance you are coming up against.....not some misplaced worry that you want to replace the fight song.
The only people to benefit from this willl be you and the people involved with it because "so hype" right?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||yeah...whoops, was typing on phone quickly.||
Funny, because I took two years of Latin in high school and should actually know better, remembering that pulchra puellae meant beatiful girls (that is what you remember when you take latin at 15, all roads lead to females)
gratias ago tibi, magister
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Holy shizzle....i thought this was a joke account||
but that is really a real person doing this...right? Jersy Shore comes to Ann Arbor.
Adam man, I'm all in for you having a good time and being whoever you want to be my friend....Dog knows I cut a wide swath through UM and exited with a degree and a two year cumulative hangover, but the stuff you are trying to push here really isn't something that will be good for M or anyone/anything connected to it. The youtube post is currently getting voted down about 5:1....that should tell you something.
When I went to M we had a very similar kind of thing where some students I knew from the dorm were trying to push M to adopt a new mascot.....called Willy the Wolverine....and they spent endless hours trying to promote it and get people on board and I witnessed first hand their frustration in wondering why everyone wasn't on the same page as them. It went on for two+ years and was somewhat contentious and in the end it was just very clear that while these few students wanted this to happen...mostly for themselves and their own vanity's sake, that the vast majority of students, fans, alumnae simply hated the idea and shat on it every time they tried a new avenue by which to introduce it.
As it becomes more clear that you are in a clear minority of people that wants this to move forward and that there are infinitely more people that are vehemently opposed to it....trust me when I say that the milllion or so people that will be most (may parents met while at UM, my bother and sister also went to M, I grew up literally swimming in alumnae and fan freinds of Michigan and am now 47 years old) vehemently opposed to this haven't even heard about it yet....so if you don't have the groundswell of support you want right now, there is not going to be fertile soil in which to plant this anywhere you haven't looked yet.
No one is trying to "break you bro", but at some point you need to ask yourself....do you want this for you and your ego, or because it is something that will benefit M? If the vast preponderence of people that are reponding to this whole thing are telling you that they don't like it and think it is bad for the image of the university, you need to listen. Otherwise, you kind of become an asshole...right? You become someone that would push something through to the detriment of the university only to satisfy yourself and your ego and to puff up your own image.
Is that what you want to be?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||delete||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||this....||
is a crime.....and it happens everyday, all over the place
|10 weeks 4 days ago||and....||
their parents knew also
|10 weeks 5 days ago||oh no....||
don't downvote me......noooooooo! when I come back to check on how many points I have I will have one less.....nooooooooo!
Wait....I don't check points....so....
|10 weeks 5 days ago||he is||
running for president....I heard
|12 weeks 2 days ago||seriously?||
I'm no fan of cats, but who the hell would do that?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||indeed I was||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||does that make them||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||maybe.....||
since he is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and he has played golf every waking moment of his life up until now, he is simply bored and his heart isn't in it anymore.
I mean, how much of one sport/lifestyle can you take?
Here it goes......he has lost the "eye of the Tiger", so to speak /s
If I were him, I would be interested in doing anything BUT golf for the rest of my life, but then again I am not a big fan of the game to begin with.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||oh...and||
my pledge brother falling off the roof and a lawsuit from someone who was nearly paralyzed doing beer slides....amongst noise violations too numerous to mention and a litany of other offenses going back several years before my time. The line was pushed over and over again.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||hey bro :)||
they were also shooting window panes out of the law quad, which given their rarity were expensive and nearly impossible to replace.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||way more than 10 years, but absolutely correct||
There is a lot more gray area in this than people realize looking at it on the surface from the article that reports on the incident and the amount for damages.
This type of thing has been going on since I went to UM and was in a fratenity ('90, and I have it on good authority it isn't something we started at that time, far from it) and will continue to occur, as it does at all schools, amongst all greek communities or many large contingents of traveling/road-tripping/partying students. I have seen, experienced and at times participated in similar hijinx (though never in intentionally destroying/damaging property and never on that scale) on team road-trips, high school road trips, fraternity formals, post-graduate road trips to Vegas or New Orleans for Jazz Fest, hanging with bands on tour. This isn't at all limited to fraternities, though they do present some of the largest/worst examples due to the number of people and budgets involved.
Is this a particularly egregious example? Yes, indeed it is.
Are the groups/people involved irresponsible, immature, over-privileged and under-punished? Yes, but unfortunately they are just being groomed to take their place in the real world in that respect....sadly for many this behavior and attitude will continue at this level past graduation as the only lesson they will take from this is that with enough money, you can get away with whatever you want.
Are the hotels hapless victims in all this that are going to lose a ton of money? No way, or quite simply they would have stopped booking these types of groups long ago or would police them better. Many resports I stayed at that didn't want to deal with this sort of thing monitored the situation, checked it when necessary and booted us unceremoniuosly and without hesitiation if it continued...without refund and righfully so. In a perfect world this wouldn't be necessary, but alas......world not perfect. In all likelihood, the hotel will inflate the amounts and be compensated well in excess of the actual damages/lost revenue and labor costs, they are well equipped to make that happen and no doubt practiced in that process.
The real losers in all this are the people that have to clean up after the whole mess and deal with the feces and vomit and whatever other aftermath there might be, who won't see an extra dime or bit of appreciation for their troubles.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||uhm...||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||seriously...||
This is not the same team that played Villanova tough and then beat Syracuse.
What happened? Did they just get scouted after the first few games and are now that easy to figure out and stop?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||or win...||
depends on how you look at it....0 could be superior to any
|20 weeks 5 days ago||He did....||
During the initial transition, he stayed at WVU b/c he thought he might have a chance at the HC gig at some point and whatever M offered him to uproot his family wasn't enough to overcome that.
During their second attempt to bring himin after the departure of Schafer, he still wasn't offered enough $$ and was only given a 1 year contract, which given the situation was hardly an appealing option.....that amounts to 'we want you to stay right where you are'
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think it is nearly that divergent||
apples to french fries would be like comparing football at M to basketball at M.
There are definitely ways to analyze and compare the success of coaches and their various tenures with different programs, otherwise you would never have any reliable basis upon which to judge a coach. Is Saban's sucess everywhere he has gone a product of being in the right situation each time? Is MSU an easy place to be successful? No. He makes a difference...if given the right amount of time and the right support, Saban is going to win almost anywhere he goes.
If RR stays at AZ and turns them into top ranked team on an ongoing basis, he has transformed a program that, compared to M, has less prestige, inferior facilities, a lower recruiting profile, seriously less money, hardly any tradition and that plays in a significantly more difficult conference. It is hard to look at that and say he was a bad coach at Michigan, as if he forgot how to build a team and develop players for three years and then suddenly remembered again when he got to AZ. Especially true if he goes on to another program and is successful there after Arizona.
It would be foolish not to try to understand the factors that were not under his control that contributed to his lack of succes at Michigan and address them, otherwise we are likely to see history repeat itself. Granted some of the factors were his fault, but nobody is perfect and I don't think any of this mistakes would have been enough to tank him on their own.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||exactly this||
Watch how a spread moves over time based on the bets being placed on the original in order to balance out the pool.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||no||
the one you live in
|22 weeks 6 days ago||well, yes....||
I cannot say for sure, but I am somewhat certain that he has been part of team visits to Mott's and has likely participated in other similar outreach programs as part of the team.
He did, despite his upbringing, manage to do enough to be qualified to attend M as a football player, which is more than most that come from that type of environment.
He was doing something right to be recognized to some extent as a team leader and has without a doubt improved as a player.
All those things are points in his favor and speak to a person that is trying to keep his life pointed in the right direction.
Let's not judge him solely on two mistakes, as if they sum him up completely as a person.
I absolutely agree with the decision that at this point in time, he should no longer be associated with the team. However, I do hope that somehow that he is able to finish school when he is this close to graduating. There will be plenty of punitive measures doled out by the legal system that will mark him for life and serve as some sort of atonement for his transgressions, dumping him from school isn't in anybody's best interest.
I'm sorry for everyone involved, most of all the woman and children that were the victims of the abuse, but also for Frank.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Does this mean he is NFL ready?||
Maybe preparing himself for better draft position?
Sorry, gallows humor, I know, but at this point, what else is there?
|23 weeks 4 days ago||more than||
a unicorn, or less than a leprechaun
that is to say, somewhere between 1 and 20 years, based on pure conjecture
|24 weeks 2 hours ago||the surprising thing...||
..is that with a wife like Gisele, that he leaves the bed at all
|24 weeks 5 days ago||hardly...||
My parents went there, I went there, my brother and sister went there. I grew up going to games and still come back from California each year for one. I have experienced the game day difference with my own eyes and ears and have numerous friends that are/were season ticket hoders as further evidence of exactly how dissatisfied they all were.
My brother is connected to the university and knows two different people that work in the AD and it has been miserable since DB showed up, plain and simple. Every part of that is first hand, verified information from people inside.
Every other part of that is public record...numerous condescending email responses....PR releases at 1 AM with misifinformation....a self-scheduled media tour where he makes himself out to the the victim of a political witch hunt....there isn't anything rhetorical about it. Just facts.
Exactly how do you know better? What part are you insinuating is wrong? FWIW, DB had the same reputation in his previous job.
An 'over the top, psycho' fan, as you describe, would have been on here posting about what I was hearing about inside the AD throughout the entire ordeal....look at my posting history....I did not. Not just because Brandon cooked his own goose and there was no need, but also because am exactly NOT the fan you described and I had no real way to offer verification, but suffice to say it was more than substantial enough for my own opinion to be formed.
So please, bookmark this post as one from a Michigan fan whose parents met there, whose lifelong dream was to go to M and then did, and who watched an AD turn game day (or try to anyway) into a farce of everything I hate about pro sports.
I'm hardly alone here.