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- Back in the early 90's, right out of school, my tickets were at first in the North endzone. We had a lady right behind us who, EVERY DEFENSIVE PLAY, as soon as the ball was snapped would scream in a shrill voice, "GET 'EM!" To this day, whenever someone is annoyingly redundant, we call them the get 'em lady.
- We later moved to the SW, between the goal line and the 5 yard line. We had a really old guy right in front of us who was downright mean. One time, he actually hit my wife with his cane because he didn't like where her feet were. Oh, and he was overweight and *smelled*. We call him, "Stinky."
- Finally, in those same seats, we had a pair of gentlemen (and their wives) who were in their mid- to late-sixties. We eventually got to know them pretty well, but suffice it to say that they were disgruntled, grumpy, ill-informed, and vocal...and this was 10 years ago! They complained a lot about how Bo would have done it. We called them "Statler and Waldorf."
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My Experience||
I have a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan, an MBA in Finance/Strategy/Operations from Carnegie-Mellon, and have earned the CFA designation.
Lots of very good points already made, and I agree with a lot -- especially those talking about the cost of an EMBA and how many do it because they are sponsored by their employer.
As many have said, the education is only a part of it. A lot has to do with how you learn, the experience you're trying to have, and the resources you have available.
When I got my MBA, I wanted the full-time experience. It is different than an executive program or a more tradtional nights and weekends program at a less-well-known school. In my case, it also facilitated a switch from engineering to a finance career -- which I wanted. If the primary thing you're looking for is the knowledge, then look at a smaller school or just learning a lot online. The books are the same, the material is the same.
Also as indicated, the CFA curriculum is among the most demanding anywhere. It is, however, an almost exclusively self-taught program. That doesn't seem to be what you're looking for.
The letters after my name have started many conversations and opened many doors. In some ways, the degrees and certifications are not just conversation starters -- they are part of getting your ticket punched. Plenty of folks succeed without those degrees, but for some employers and in some professional situations, having the external validation is important. Regardless, once the door is opened, you have to be able to deliver. The letters stop mattering pretty fast.
Among my academic accomplishments, the one that gets the most recognition and respect is the CFA. People who know, *really* know what it takes to earn it. In addition to the certification, it will give you confidence that you've mastered a lot. Then again, a lot of what you've mastered is investment and portfolio management related. The corporate finance, accounting, probability, statistics, etc. is all in there, but the investments part is front and center.
Good luck to you as you figure it all out -- let us know what happens!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Larry the Cable Guy||
I liked Larry the Cable Guy's tweet last night. Something to the effect of, "I'm just glad something good happened for Tom Brady."
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Or...||
EE-moo or EE-myew?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Agree with Others||
Great insights and will help me understand the game more. Please keep them coming!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Memories||
Coming off an incredible football regular season, going to this game as a Freshman was yet another indicator of how great my college choice was!
As others have mentioned, still a great team that was missing that one special something to get them all the way to the top again. After one loss (I don't remember which one), when asked what went wrong, Higgins replied, "We didn't get the ball to Glen enough."
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Agree||
My thought as well.
Probably not as bad a deal as Jerryworld, but frustrating nonetheless.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Get Well Soon||
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. This community is obviously behind you!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I Have a Pair for Tonight to Give as Well||
Great idea OP. I live in Midland and when other stuff fell through, I was trying to figure out what to do.
First to reply with an email address gets them.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||At this point I think it is limited based on donation level.||
At this point I think it is limited based on donation level.
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|25 weeks 20 hours ago||Johnny Walker Black||
Feels like it deserves to be a "Blue" night, but I don't have any in the house.
|25 weeks 20 hours ago||Midland-Dow||
After a 9-0 regular season, hearing they are up 19-0. Go Chargers!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah...||
EDIT: See Comments at the bottom.
I mean, when I google "Business Forward Michigan" the first thing I get is...something from the U-M Medical school?
This bothers me a LOT about the candidate. It feels very made up. And, in Brian's post, he just offers up the space for the candidate to answer the questions -- I think that's fine. Brian never promised to fact-check the comments for the blog post.
But the Michigan Daily did an article on him and just reported on the same "fact" as well. And in the Daily article, it is different. They devote a paragraph about the topic in the profile of the "former Daily staffer." And imply that they have researched this as well.
Say something enough times and people start to believe it. Get further evidence along the lines of, "As reported on MGoBlog and in the Michigan Daily..." and it gets more momentum.
Like you, Dave, if I'm missing something, I'd be happy to stand corrected. But in the blog post and the Daily Article, the topic stands uncorroborated.
EDIT: So I dug around some more. Business Forward Michigan isn't a thing. http://www.businessfwd.org/ is a thing. Check out the website if you are so inclined. Not sure if Behm was involved in founding it, or founding a branch of it in Michigan. I still find it bizarre that Behm references Business Forward Michigan specifically, since I can't find anything about that.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Two Questions||
I support Brian's right to use his blog for whatever he sees fit. I also support his right to endorse whomever he chooses and to publicize that endorsement in any way he chooses.
I do have two serious questions about the candidate:
1) As discussed above in the post by DAVE, I totally get the point about understanding and controlling costs. But what do interest rates have to do with that? Interest on student loans tends to be some of the most affordable interest available. The issue is the PRINCIPAL of the loans. Focusing on the interest is like focusing on a glass of water that spilled when the Titanic struck the iceberg.
2) What is "Business Forward Michigan"? I did some google searching and the only place I can find mention of it is in several different links where Behm himself has mentioned it (this article, a story in the Michigan Daily interviewing Behm, and in an independent source listing candidates with a Behm-provided profile. The reason I ask the question is that when I read the story, I assumed it was inaccurately referencing "Business Leaders for Michigan." BLM is a significant organization that is working to advance Michigan business. Behm has no affiliation with BLM. Conversely, I can't find any reference to anything Business Forward Michigan has actually accomplished.
So with that said, like any endorsement, I suggest you take the endorser's information, then do your own reserarch, then make your own choice. Behm might be the right guy for the job -- I just haven't decided for myself yet.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Three "Favorites"||
We have a pretty decent group around us. Over the years as we've moved a couple times, one of our favorite parts of the gameday experience has been getting to know the people around us. For the most part, they've been great. There are a few that stand out.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, but...||
...not all of those things were done by ONE GUY. Also, there is a higher standard, and a higher level of scrutiny, when you're the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||+1||
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Back in the day, we lived at 554 S. Fifth, just down the hill from there. And, YES, way too easy access.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Who Owns It?||
Despite the NFL itself being non-profit, the teams aren't. The teams own the content of their games, why should they be expected to sell it in a form you want?
It may make good business sense to make games available both in-person and through broadcast, but that should be the team's right to decide.
The blackout rule has made a difference in ticket sales for mid-market and lower-popularity teams. If that's the best way for teams to maximize their revenue, why shouldn't they be allowed to do it?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Depends||
My 16 year old daughter doesn't get it, but my 13 year old does. Just a matter of getting them exposed to the right stuff!!!
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Prayers||
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and in hope for a miracle.
The latest information I've heard is that it is an inoperable tumor on/in the brain stem.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Midland Dow/Heritage Game||
My daughter is a Jr swimmer at Midland Dow, and last Friday was the swim parents' day to work the concession stand at the football game. I was making popcorn, so didn't get to see much of the game.
Dow High has been on a tear. They are 3-0 and the last two weeks mercy-ruled both teams (Mt. Pleasant and Heritage) well before half-time. I'm not 100% sure of all the details, but Dow scored TDs on their first 8 possessions to go up 56-0 with 4 minutes left. In the first HALF. I don't think Heritage got a first down until their SEVENTH possession.
From where I was, I couldn't see anything. My wife texted me that Cole wasn't playing, but we didn't know why. Regardless, it must have been a truly frustrating game for Heritage. It was cold and wet and they were getting their butts kicked long before Cole ever got in the game.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Different Bodies, Different Players||
Well, even though college kids aren't small, it is true that pro players are bigger and stronger. There are also guys out there whose full-time job is taking guys heads off (i.e. no requirement to play school...). So, I think given the opportunity to destroy a punt-returner, a pro player is more capable of doing so than a college player.
Note that there are fewer rules about punt formation in pee-wee football, but it isn't an attempt to make pee-wee players less safe.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Thank You||
Thanks and enjoy seeing your family.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Desmond Morgan in sweats with arm in a sling||
Desmond Morgan in sweats with arm in a sling
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|33 weeks 4 days ago||Too Much Love||
I hate Musberger and everything about him.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Good and Bad||
Overall, it was a great day.
On the RAWK front, it wasn't too bad because there was actually some variety.
I sit in the West Side Chairbacks so we have very easy access to the upper concourse on the West side. The food service was abysmal today. I waited almost ten minutes and never advanced in line; I finally gave up so I wouldn't miss pre-game. My wife was with my daughters a couple of minutes behind my son and I. By the time she got to the front of the line, still before kickoff..., they had already run out of hot dogs. And I didn't like the new hot dogs at all. Too fat and not, well, hot.
A HUGE positive is that at either end of the upper concourse they had about a dozen push faucets. So once you bought one bottle of water, you could refill them at those stations. My wife and I were commenting that all 5 of us drank a lot more water because of it. Nice to not feel like you have to spend fifty dollars to keep the family hydrated.
Cell service seemed better. Still spotty at times, but I got on the WiFi and it was decent. Eventually. Still bad at busy times (like half time or between quarters).
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, but...||
Yeah, but that's a HUGE problem. I'm the "pathetic" section right next to you and am pretty into the wave if done right. If the team's on O, I am just completely disengaged.
|34 weeks 16 hours ago||Yes||
Right on the steps in front of Revelli Hall on Hoover. The full band will form up right there as well.
|34 weeks 16 hours ago||Agreed||
Like so many other things, unless you've been in it, it is hard to understand how the final product comes together. Visualization is the culmination of that preparation.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Or the First Blowout||
Because with a 1 year old that could happen any time.