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|7 weeks 3 days ago||I like this title better||
'Wreck" is more accurate then "slid off a runway" as previously reported. The magnitude of this accident:
1) Aborted takeoff at (assumed departure roll) high speed
2) Crashed through localizer antenna
3) Ran through 1,000' Runway safety area, presumably taking out a series of approach lights
4) Ran through a fence and across a road.
5) Passed over a swale, instead of diving into it, and
6) Collapsed all gear somewhere.
Yes, there are some safety designs in place (frangible coupling on navaids), safety area dimensions, and on-airport rescue, etc that contributed to the outcome. And while it's perverse to use the term - a "spectacular" accident like this without fuel ignition, let alone without any serious injury is just about unheard of. While most of us were worried about a game, this incident was likely at several junctures just a hair from us losing 109 members of our community, let alone the most deadly civil accident in near memory.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||The Big10 Made a very egregious mistake||
This could have very easily been an all fatal accident. The pilot aborted a full-speed takeoff on departure roll, and apparently took out the localizer and approach light system, fence, stopped straddling a ditch, all without rupturing the fuselage or fuel tanks. Often this is a partially fatal accident. Whether you believe in a deity or outlier statistics, an outcome of "everyone OK" is unexpected. They cheated death.
FAA guidance to airlines is to provide support post-event. The first few hours to day is characterized by survivors not fully realizing their situation due to shock or cognitive dissonance. Guidance is not for those involved to just "walk away" without some level of counseling or support.
I expect the players are focused in the tournament, and that is to be expected. However, the University and Conference are supposed to be the adults. They have not taken any steps that I am aware of to mitigate the psychological fallout of this accident. I don't see it a stretch to compare this outcome (going ahead with the regularly scheduled game) to throwing Shane Morris back on the field with a concussion.
It's pretty unconscienable.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I live on the east coast and||
I live on the east coast and still think this is a terrible idea. I want to stab Jim Delaney in the balls with an ice pick.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Jebus. Did the worst of the||
Jebus. Did the worst of the football fan base just show up for the last 2 mins of the game?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Owners lease their jets out||
Owners lease their jets out to 3rd parties all the time (it doesn't make money if you keep it in a hangar).
|2 years 29 weeks ago||In my time, Lee Bollinger||
In my time, Lee Bollinger (then pres), held these monthly with students selected randomly and invited over email. I don't think this in anything new, unless Mary Sue had stopped them.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||But but but....Peyton was a||
But but but....Peyton was a real good QB!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Holy shit||
|3 years 10 weeks ago||That was brutal. Ugh.||
That was brutal. Ugh.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||C'mon Burke, Do Something!||
C'mon Burke, Do Something!
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Holy shit they might not||
Holy shit they might not break 20
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I like to play a game I call||
I like to play a game I call Gary Mick. What would the statline be for a healthy McGary if he played for the current Michigan opponent?
|3 years 10 weeks ago||It's hard to come back||
It's hard to come back against Wisconsin. They're probably the worst team to spot a lead to.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Wisconsin on pace to score||
Wisconsin on pace to score 112. But I bet they won't.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Pro tip:||
Don't let a badger go ham and shoot 8/10 from 3.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||This is like complaining||
This is like complaining about free beer
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Hey. On the road, in||
Hey. On the road, in conference, and on national tv. For a team that is down its 3 best players from last year, this is a splendid outcome.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Cool. We will need that w||
Cool. We will need that w
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I wonder. But the free throw||
I wonder. But the free throw is there best shot right now.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I looked at the box score.||
I looked at the box score. Weird game to shoot 58% and only be up 1. Foul shots I guess.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Maybe we can poach arizona's||
Maybe we can poach arizona's towel boy?
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I dominate below the rim,||
I dominate below the rim, just like Morgan. But I'm not 6'8"
|3 years 16 weeks ago||8-4 next season. But a good||
8-4 next season. But a good 8-4. As good as an 8-4 season can be with losses to all 3 main rivals plus the random WTF conference loss. Wait, only 1 random conference loss? Hmm, that's not very good.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||There is some kind of irony||
There is some kind of irony here. While Lloyd declined, RR flamed out, Brandon preps for Levins senate seat, and Hoke fiddles, Hollis and Dantonio have quietly assembled exactly the kind of team Michigan has failed to.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Dantonio has become||
Dantonio has become progressively less a prick as he been able to let his team do the talking, on the field.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Can we make that the official||
Can we make that the official subversive bowl t shirt?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I think Borges, Funk, and||
I think Borges, Funk, and Jackson are all problems, and all for different reasons. At times I think Fred is slipping, either in his ability to identify talent or develop it. I also think Borges is as hands off with Funk as Hoke is with Borges - the result being a lack of familiarity/too much trust. Then I blame Borges according to the oft repeated refrain around here, that his offense puts players in a position to fail.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||In ultimate punk Al secures||
In ultimate punk
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Dave made bad pizza. Football||
Dave made bad pizza.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||We would joke about our||
We would joke about our offense at times being, "Trey, go do something,"