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- american culture - paper on Wonder Woman: hmm...invisible "plane", fends off men's bullets and then ties them up and makes the tell the truth...heady stuff at 19
- psychology: psych 475 Deviant Individual, never missed a class
- sports and daily roman life - actually hard b/c it was so boring
- Vietnam and the Artist - because Buzz Alexander rocks
- Strategic Minerals - don't laugh, it was a cool mini-course
- Fairly toxic atmosphere and a divided fanbase
- A roster that is a Frankenstein of schemes and recruiting philosophies that is 4+ years from being solved
- Previous coach run out of town on a rail - regardless of results, it is safe to say he wasnt fully supported or treated as well as a coach could be
- People in the know would have been aware of Brandon's rep as, shall we say, "mot the greatest person to work for" and leave it at that
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|12 hours 48 min ago||uhm...that is||
|23 hours 12 min ago||If you buy already printed tickets||
near the stadium right befoee game time, how do you make sure they aren't fake?
Do you make them stand there while you go in?
|1 day 6 hours ago||Well, they seem||
to get 11 players on the field these days.....so there is that.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Or...||
maybe if people could read good.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There is a small group of whiny snits||
that jump all over him every time he posts. It started when they derided him as being full of shit when he said he had Brandon emails, only he turned out to be 100 percent correct and they just can't let go of it.
I wish they could see exactly how pathetic they look when they do it.
They are petty, vindictive and are 10 times worse than anything they accuse him of.
They also downvote him like someone with as many points as he has would actually care.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yes!||
It should have the exact same name as the on-the-field mascot....you know, the big silly guy in the Wolverine outfit at the games?
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||"Not sure where he was||
"Not sure where he was carrying the drugs if he was naked."
In his prison wallet, of course.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||this was the dumbest thing ever, and still is...||
tl;dr - it is actually a hard degree, language req waived because requires more upper level coursework, eff the mofos that be dissin' my deg
Of course I'm biased because I have a Michigan BGS, but it isn't actually easier, except for foregoing the language requirement (I still took Italian, so didn't get that as a break), which is the main reason football players got steered to it as a major. Yes, I'm sure you could also use the flexbility to create a somewhat easier path, but only slightly moreso than a more traditional degree and that would likely be more than offset by having more 300/400 level credits required.
The BGS degree foregoes the language requirement for a reason and that is because, when applied properly, it is actually a pretty difficult path. It requires you to get at least 60 of your 120 credits in upper level classes, but allows you to use more "non-LSA" credits from other M schools and can provide better access to those upper level courses.
The BGS option was petitioned for by students and added in 1969, you can read more about it and its history here. The idea is that some people do not want to categorize themselves as one thing vs. another and to have the normal load of required precursor courses in a normal major/concentration/path. I'm equal parts left/right hemisphere (weird brain, also ambidextrous) and wanted to try it all.
I had a very tough time in my freshman year trying to decide whether I wanted to go a science/engineering or humanities route and the trade-offs that were inherent in either choice. One option was a dual major that would allow me to satisfy separate distribution requirements, but still sort of locked me into two mostly set paths and would actually further constrict my opportunities for electives in satisfying two distributions. BGS allowed me to pick and choose from almost any school/program on campus and not have to worry about satisfying a more traditional criteria for any given major. As a result, I got to take classes that included:
You get the idea, a disparate set of coursework, to say the least.
The other major advantage of BGS, at least when I did it, was that it was very focused on getting you into the 300/400 level courses earlier and not having to always wade through the 100/200 level sequences. With classes like chem and econ and such, you simply had to have the prerequisites to get into upper level courses, but in many cases, pysch, poli sci, history....I could petition a professor to do independent study and write papers, converse, exam with them directly to skate things like Psych 101/201, to get into Pych 475. Lots of extra work, but well worth it. The 300/400 (500-800 in the grad schools) level courses to me were like school Valhalla...typically not huge lectures and infinitely more focused and interesting in terms of material.
I don't regret it one bit, I run a tech company (no longer a start-up) in Silicon Valley (go to a Verizon/AT&T store and check out the demo platform on all their display devices, that's us) and I came up having roles as a developer, product manager, business development manager and I now spend half of my time doing technical stuff (managing engineers, designing/architecting systems, solving problems) and the other half communicating with customers, doing business development, evangelizing, working with marketing, etc. and my degree and the skills it provided serve extremely well in every respect.
I know, "cool degree bro", but sometimes you have to vent.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||it is the name||
of a boys boarding school in a bad porn flick
|4 weeks 5 days ago||you mean, like this?|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||they would have to stand up, sooo||
what you will get is about 85% of the stadium standing with their backs to the field and a dull roar of "down in front!" from the other 15%.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||well...||
hard to hit someone you just left on the dust 10 yeards behind you, perhaps if they hit less and avoided more, they would have scored more?
I guess he has to say.....something besides "we got outplayed" right?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Check Family Law Project at M Law School||
I worked there for some time, it is law students that help to look at the situation and file any and all legal documents required, initially protect the family and then to initiate separation and divorce proceedings and they had really good resources on places they could go where they could stay and be safe.
I had a work-study job there in undergard and my job was to interview the women who came in to get a history of the abuse and then to take care of any children when they went to talk with the law students or attorney. I left work most days wanting to hunt some guy(s) down and bury them. Probably the most eye-opening job I have ever had.
Good luck and nicely done.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||three problems here:||
1. Scout team can mean entirely different things to different coaches/teams/situations, so without being present during these stints for Davis, it bears little relevance. Davis might have been heavily involved in film analysis, walk-throughs, tutoring younger players, whatever....
2. What actually happened and what is reported could be very different things, so there isn't going to be any sort of smoking gun evidence that Davis was ever running full speed/full contact...if he indeed was.
3. We don't really know whether scout team participation at any level precludes additional eligibility, right?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||perhaps it is limited||
to game time played?
Speculating a bit here, as I'm not completely sure of Ojemudia's specifics, but:
Also, MSU could have made the case that any scout team involvement was non- or reduced-contact with Davis contributing in a more schematic way?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||easy||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||completely agree, but would add..||
-if it is the 4th quarter of a close game and the vast majority of people in your section are standing during that whole time, don't yell "down in front"
-if every row of people in front of you is standing, don't chastise the people directly in front of you for doing so
-if the people in front of you are adhering to the norms of the section, meaning they are standing for key/big plays, perhaps for longer periods during important drives, whatever, don't get curmudgeony on them and blame them for what the entire section is doing and continually shout "down in front"
Other stadiums seem to be able to work this out just fine where some people stand and some people sit and there isn't this ongoing debate and constant friction about what is appropriate, there is something about the M fanbase that causes this, which I would guess is more than just any one factor.
Whatever else, common sense and simple courtesy on both sides would likley go a long way toward resolving it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Hmmm....||
except I get out plenty....aside from Michigan games, a short list of places I have seen sporting events:
-I live in San Francisco, so (though I don't much like pro sports at all) - SF Giants, Warriors, 49ers and Raiders
-several Stanford and Cal games over the years
-Boca vs. River Plate at El Monumental, Buenos Aires
-a few weeks ago attended Liverpool vs. Barcelona at Wembley in London
-numerous Arsenal games while living in London for three years, a few Chelsea, West Brom games also
-Camp Nou in Barcelona for El Classico Barca v Real Madrid circa 2000
-Blooming vs. Oriente Petrolero in Santa Cruz Bolivia - huge rivalry, people in opposing team sections fire major bottle rockets (mata suegras/mother-in-law killers) at each other during games. Had my wedding reception at the "clubhouse" there
-grew up just outside East Lansing and on M away weekends went to lots of games at Spartan stadium
-relatives in Columbus have season tix, so road-tripped there for many games
-road tripped to away games at Wisconsin, Penn State and Purdue while attending Michigan.....
I stand at games when appropriate and the action dictates it.......never once in any of those instances was I ever told "down in front", at M stadium totally different story.
Sure, I'll try to get out more.
It was the "down in front" people Bo was referring to when he called M fans "the wine and cheese set."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||this only an issue at||
At no other stadium....in the world....does a large contingent of fans demand that others sit down on a regular basis.
It is preposterous.
If you don't want to stand and be loud, give up your tickets to someone that will and watch on TV where someone won't obstruct your view while sitting on your ass.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||oooh yeah...love that game||
I live in San Francisco, but was at this game with my son, his first live M game ever at 7 years old.
Not only was it an amazing win, but I kept telling him not to give up, that the game isn't over until it is over (even knowing inside that it was probably over).
Watching them pull that one out was such a great teaching moment as a Dad, I have referred to it often since then.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yes we did||
Overtures were made to many candidates and they weren't even interested in having discussions, so we moved on. Les Miles wasn't one of them.
There is a reason that the search was drawn out prior to hiring Hoke and it wasn't for the sake of appearances.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Double||
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Surely it was a Brandon joint,||
I wouldn't argue against that, but there were a lot of factors that played into that.
Any coach that was a clear D1, slam dunk hire would look at:
No up and coming/hot coaching candidate is going to play with a career trajectory that is that risky.
Brandon did indeed attempt to prop up his hire with an outsized salary and a way too early extension/bump, but I highly doubt that was a result of Hoke having any expectations or demands. It is my impression he would have taken the for far, far less money and been more than fone with it. Did he make bank? Yes, but that is Brandon's doing, not his.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I think that depends on how you look at it||
If I recall correctly, we had whiffed on every slam dunk candidate we approached and were staring down the barrel of an embarassingly long search for a flyer option from a lower tier league/team, so in that sense I sort feel like he fell on a grenade for M. He had to know, like many of us suspected, that while not impossible, it was highly unlikely he was going to light the world on fire and that he would face an immense amount of ridicule from the type of M "fans" that boo their own players/coaches if he failed. Which he did and seemingly still does.......
He rolled some very big dice, and for that I wish him the best and hope he succeeds.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||True||
But you do realize that someday one of them very well could (will?) turn into a pandemic.
Early warning and action will be the key to controlling one when it does.
Completely agree that the media sensationalizes outbreaks to an extent that is not helpful, but it is better than ignoring the them.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||That is||
just part of the competition.
Resisting the urge to retch and having a high bacterial resistance/not getting infected are favorable attributes.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Hands down||
for me would be the Galapagos Islands....underwater. Diving there has spoiled me for life.
On the must see list:
...and about 20 other places people listed above
|19 weeks 4 days ago||He is taking visits to||
5 or more schools, THEN is going to narrow his list to 3 after that, M is the only school he knows will make the final three after all the visits.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed||
Walter Frey is in the house, can a Scarlet Wedding be far behind?
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||wasn't thinking||
but I really don't follow sports outside of Michigan, least of all the NFL....well, actually only slightly above MLB in termns of interest.
Most pro sports to me seem like 50% soap opera/drama that has nothing to do with the actual playing of the game and more to do with massive egos and self-hype, 35% just a sterile "who wants a freeee teeee-shiiiiirt" corporate promotional experience that is insanely expensive top-to-bottom (I live in San Francisco and I take my son to some events b/c he likes it, but every time we are leaving I think to myself "not even close to worth $200+") and about 15% of the actual game playing/results.
Even hearing about the NFL combine/draft looks more like a livestock show to me than anything else....watching owners stand around and measure/poke/prod/judge/weigh athletes and administer intelligence tests is something I think i try to actively block out.
I grew up the son of two M alumni and went to all home M games growing up and then attended M, so I am completely spoiled in terms sporting events/tradition/pageantry/whatever you want to cal it, but I just can't get into pro sports as they seemingly have no soul.