that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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- Rape exists.
- Rape is a horrible experience.
- Rape is, as it should be, a felony.
- As a felony, rape should be investigated using the same standards and the same standard of proof.
- Just as all homicide is not murder, all unwanted sexual contact… especially when it is defined down to include kissing… is not rape. Like murder, there are gradations. First degree murder is not the same as manslaughter. Being accosted and raped by a stranger is not the same as deciding after the fact that you would have rather not had sex with someone. Calling everything rape simply reduces the term to meaninglessness and has the perverse effect of making rape seem less horrific than it is.
- Women are people. As people they are subject to the same impulses as the rest of the set of “people.” (Those would be called “men.”)
- Contrary to what feminists claim, much more damage is done to a man’s reputation, and indeed to his life, when he his accused of rape than to a woman who reports rape.
- Parents of those who actually believe the 1-in-5 statistic are irresponsible sheep, or
- Everyone, including those pushing it, know that it's greatly inflated
|9 hours 56 min ago||I'd target her too|
|10 hours 21 min ago||Except that it's a "CLA" logo||
I guess w/ Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32, teams will have to worry
|1 day 1 hour ago||Exactly||
She is employed by ESPN to help ESPN someway.
Before, she was another pretty face who most of us wouldn't recognize, but I suppose we'd have at least a neutral impression (or better) when she was aired by ESPN.
Now we'll see her and scowl.
I don't think ESPN wants on-air personalities that invoke that response from its viewers.
In contrast, 99.9% of MGoBloggers aren't an on-air face of a media company like ESPN, so an incident like this would never rise to this level of publicity because it just wouldn't be relevant to the general public beyond "there's another asshole".
|1 day 1 hour ago||I didn't before||
Now I do.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I haven't seen anyone mention it||
but what about Hatch paying his own way?
I would guess that the estate of a family with its own plane could afford it.
|1 day 21 hours ago||That's the problem||
Bradley coach Geno Ford realized that Max can't fit into Carver Arena, which is not yet in compliance with the Americans with Abilities (and Huge Calves) Guidelines,.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Maintaining a Taj Mahal is not free||
|2 days 15 hours ago||I wonder if they get the Playboy Channel?||
|2 days 15 hours ago||If you think that football coaches are overpaid,||
look again at those facilities and try to make that argument again.
If the Athletic Department is going to commit to those Taj Mahals, then it is absolutely dependent upon the football program being massively profitable to pay for it. At last count (pre-Harbaugh), the football team brought in ~$85 million in annual revenues on $25 million in annual expenses, generating an annual profit of ~$60 million.
The football program had been limping since 2008, but I think most believe revenues had been propped up by optimism for Michigan to return to its powerhouse status. "We're rebuilding. It takes a couple of years." etc. IMO, last year was the first in which a majority of the fan base felt, "Oh god, we're mediocre, and there's no reason to think it's going to get any better."
The goodwill and optimism had been used up, and how long would folks pay a $75 - $600 / year PSD on top of a $65 /game ticket price? Because of those across-the-board palacial facilities that you see, Michigan HAD to protect that $60 million annual profit. And the added cost to bring in Harbaugh and a top notch staff? A heckuva lot less than what Michigan was at risk of losing in revenue had we continued on into Azkaban.
|2 days 16 hours ago||And I would guess that any funding for the Big House upgrade||
etc that was secured via bonds was issued at a lower rate based on the backing of the entire University rather than a higher rate backed only by football revenue.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Athletic Depts didn't bathe all sports in the lap of luxury||
back then, and the commitment to those expenditures leaves the AD with no choice but to run a highly profitable football program.
The UM Football program brings in ~$85 million in revenues on $25 million in expenditures for a $60 million profit for the football program alone at last count. (Pre Harbaugh.)
But guess what? That profit isn't accumulating as cash in the bank. Rather, it has already been committed to Taj Mahal facilities for non-revenue sports as well as for the football team. So the athletic department HAS BECOME DEPENDENT UPON that $60 million annual profit that it funnels elsewhere.
And how do you keep generating a $60 million annual profit? Not with the product that Hoke was putting on the field. Coaches like Jim Harbaugh are a VERY SCARCE resource. Filling his position with "some other guy" from the ranks of college coaches wouldn't protect that $60 million annual profit.
|3 days 14 hours ago||I've never used StubHub before, but||
do those prices seem too high?
Byrd Stadium holds 51,802 (maybe they have seats reserved for two former coaches?) and they only sold out against OSU & MSU last year, falling short against WVU 48.2K and Iowa 48.4K as well as for lesser opponents.
If you bought season tickets from Maryland
and were able to sell them at the StubHub prices
I think you'd make a profit.
Would it be better to just show up on game day and buy from scalpers? We're their first B1G game, so Maryland fans will still likely have hope for the season on Oct 3.
|3 days 14 hours ago||That strategy (buy season tickets & sell all but Michigan)||
occurred to me also.
But not really being familiar w/ attendance, I'd be afraid that the Richmond, Bowling Green, South Florida, and Indiana games would be almost worthless.
So I'm figuring on buying single season game tickets for Michigan, somehow.
If you don't mind sharing, what are folks paying for tickets?
|3 days 14 hours ago||We should all throw something 25 feet in the air||
at the end when we win
|4 days 1 hour ago||The OP heard it correctly||
but Urbz spells it with a "Z".
Clearly, he was in need of it.
|4 days 16 hours ago||That's me and I'm going||
But my reaction is "Crap, I'll be getting home after 1AM."
|5 days 30 min ago||JIGS||
Ordered by the best acronym combination I could come up with.
(Unless we use Derrick instead of Green, then we could call it JISD).
|5 days 14 hours ago||When controlled for age group||
college women are actually less likely to be raped than non-college women.
(Which makes intuitive sense as the population of college women is biased toward higher socio-economic classes.)
Of course, any rape is one too many, but then again, any false accusation to save face is also one too many.
The case of Drew Sterrett at the University of Michigan in 2012:
|6 days 9 hours ago||To rationally discuss the issue of rape||
you have to be able to hold several thoughts simultaneously.
A productive discussion/advocacy should be based on an honest depiction of the situation. I'm going to be very skeptical of efforts that start with a 1-in-5 statistical canard1 and end with a judge, jury, and executioner system within the college.
Readers themselves should do an immediate smell test on the 1-in-5 sexually assaulted college women statistic. Those pushing it by-and-large still send their daughters to college as usual. Either
A productive discussion/advocacy would also incorporate statistics that pass the smell test including a recently released study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics
which is nicely summarized by
“It is estimated that 1 in 5 women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted during their time there — 1 in 5.”
|6 days 11 hours ago||Most students are Muggles||
or non-revenue producing student athletes.
I think lumping in Big Money Athlete experience with everyday Muggle experience only clouds the issue. If you want to deal with the tremendously influential JoePa who wants to sweep it under the rug regardless of the system, then you have to deal with the tremendously influential JoePa who wants to sweep it under the rug regardless of the system.
|6 days 11 hours ago||28 Harvard Law Professors chime in||
|1 week 18 hours ago||I see a big problem||
When have you ever thrown gold to someone? I like to keep it for myself.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Thank you dumb Green Bay AD||
Do you have a camel toe, too?
|1 week 19 hours ago||Have those all been updated since the tournament?||
Except against Duke, Dekker got to the rim with ease. You can't discount that as a lucky "hot streak".
Of course, he shot some dagger threes except against Duke. I don't think an NBA scount would count on that as more than a "hot streak".
|1 week 19 hours ago||The astute reader will note that||
there is nothing incorrect in my post.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Actually, it was Mike Babcock that said he be at UM||
if he didn't stay with the Wings.
Who am I to contradict Mike Babcock? I sure hope Jim Hackett doesn't turn him down.
|1 week 1 day ago||The old-fashioned way|
|1 week 2 days ago||Because Harbaugh never has anything to apologize for?||
He'd have to do something wrong first.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed. Tiger was "the best in his prime"||
Born 12/30/1975, Tiger won his 14th major in 2008 when he was 32 and seemed a shoo-in to surpass Nicklaus' 18 total majors. Born 01/21/1940, Nicklaus didn't win his 14th until 1975 at the age of 35.
But barring a drastic turnaround, Nicklaus had the much better "wily veteran" years, winning another at 38, two more at 40, and the magical 18th (how fitting) at 46. (Compare that four to Phil Mickleson's career total of five.) Tiger turns 40 this December and hasn't sniffed a major in quite some time.
|1 week 2 days ago||"Jim Harbaugh Is Bringing Bo Schembechler Back"||
was how I read the title at first glance.
I wouldn't put it past Jim.