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|1 week 3 hours ago||Of course they signed it,||
Of course they signed it, they don't want to get fired.
Not to mention it's Brandon's gouging of football fans that is allowing all these other sports to have their shiny new gold plated practice facilities and
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Optimistic me: Hoping we get||
Optimistic me: Hoping we get the Devin Gardner "If the first read isn't open take off!" offense we saw on his TD drive last week. 38-31 good guys.
Realistic me: We get maybe one or two drives like that, but team crumples. 31-13 bad guys.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||No kidding they support him.||
No kidding they support him. His short-term focus on profits by gouging of football fans is what allows them to have shiny new multi-million dollar facilities.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Eh, there are plenty of kids||
Eh, there are plenty of kids in non-revenue sports who work harder than anyone on the football team at their chosen sport, study more difficult majors and yet don't expect 110,000 people to show up every weekend and clap for the hard work they've put in.
It's apparent the entitlement mentality that so many claim Michigan fans had is not limited to the fans.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||As Timmmay stated, this||
As Timmmay stated, this wasn't about whehter the FOIA was a fishing expedition or not, this was pointing out that the University of Michigan charges significantly more for the exact same request than many other Universities do.
This is something UM has repeatedly done. Here's a Daily article about a similar situation from several years ago. http://www.michigandaily.com/news/special-report-university-michigan-cha...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'm assuming here that they||
I'm assuming here that they sent the same FOIA request to all the other schools on this list, many of which provided the information for free. If they sent a huge broad request to Michigan and a specific tiny one to the other schools that might justify the price discrepancy, but I doubt that was "likely" what happened.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hard to get too upset about||
Hard to get too upset about this. The reality is that it's typically an exciting game.... followed by both teams stumbling their way to mediocre records.
Sure there have been some outlier seasons here and there but recently this game has meant the difference between 8-4 or 7-5 for the winner, not the difference between having a national title shot or otherwise. I think between Kelly & Hoke they can build programs that will be able to compete for national championships, but over the last decade or so this rivalry hasn't meant much in the national picture.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The UM Club of Central||
The UM Club of Central Florida is now meeting at the following location (previous locations were Gator's Dockside and Whirlydome)
|19 weeks 1 day ago||My parents (both age 61 now)||
My parents (both age 61 now) were able to completely pay for bachelors degrees at MSU just from their summer jobs (waitres and farm hand) and there's no way students today can do that.
I don't know the solution but it's clear that the equivalent inflation adjusted college degree was much more affordable 30-40 years ago than it is today and that's putting many young people in a difficult situation when they try to start out their lives. I've been fortunate enough to find a good career and have all my student loans paid off now but I know classmates who are still struggling.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Childfree and I was alright||
Childfree and I was alright with the loss.
I think it has more to do with age/experience than kids/no kids however. I don't have kids now and obviously didn't have kids 15-20 years ago but back then I would have taken the loss much harder than I do today.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||I don't like our chances.||
I don't like our chances. Iowa isn't going to drop four gift-wrapped interceptions and they've got a stronger front-7 to contain our glimmer of a running game we had with Green at RB.
As an aside, what did Northwestern do in a past-life to deserve the kind of heartbreaking losses they've had lately? Nebraska two weeks ago, us this week, us the year before.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Yuck, I remember being at||
Yuck, I remember being at that 1998 Fargas game and the 2008 game at Michigan Stadium, soaked, cold and miserable for both.
If it makes you feel any better it's only supposed to be 76 here in Florida on Saturday so I might have to wear long sleeves.
|49 weeks 1 hour ago||I should say I have no idea||
I should say I have no idea if those reports are true, just that I've seen it repeated often enough that I thought it worth mentioning. Hand may have made his decision purely on a football basis for all we know.
|49 weeks 1 hour ago||Can't blame him. Their||
Can't blame him. Their program is winning NCs and developing players for the NFL.
In addition, if the reports that he was told he couldn't major in engineering and play football at UM are true (or even if it was just heavily hinted at to him) then it's even more of a no-brainer.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Agreed SDW. I'm sick of the||
Agreed SDW. I'm sick of the 'holier than thou' attitude of fellow Michigan fans. How quickly we forget there was a good amount of smoke surrounding our beloved Charles Woodson and involvement with an agent during the 1997 season. I doubt anyone here thinks the '97 national championship is tainted, but we just assume that everyone else who wins one somehow cheated to get it. This stuff is going on everywhere, even in Ann Arbor.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm with Seth, we'd be 1-2||
I'm with Seth, we'd be 1-2 right now if it weren't for Devin's legs and running ability.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You can take the girl out of||
You can take the girl out of the country..... and she could probably start at quarterback for Michigan State.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks...... but it could probably start at quarterback for Michigan State.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||That's what I keep thinking||
That's what I keep thinking with the Denver, Denver, Denver!!! wishes.
Football teams include a huge proportion of black kids from poor backgrounds meaning they've probably never been skiing, their family members have probably never been skiing and the coaches aren't going to let them go skiing leading up to a bowl game. WTH are the players going to do in cold locations for two weeks? At least in warm places they get a day at the beach, usually a day at a theme park, some time outside in the sun, they like it, their families like it and get to come see them. They're not getting paid, at least give them a trip somewhere they want to be.
I agree the Big Ten is probably too concentrated in Florida, but NYC/Denver/Toronto sure don't seem like the answer to me.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I know you've pined for it||
I know you've pined for it before Brian, but sending a football team full of 18-22 year olds to Denver instead of somewhere warm with a beach just seems like more of the 'using poor black kids to fund rich white people activities' that you're typically against.
You'll have a bunch of 18-22 year old kids from generally poor backgrounds who have never been skiing, their families have never been skiing and their coach won't dare let them go skiing during a bowl trip on the chance that someone blows out a knee. At least in Florida the kids can go to the beach or go ride roller coasters at the theme parks. It's not much but it's at least some sort of reward for the players.
(and yes I realize most 18-22 year olds would prefer drinking on Bourbon St to any of those alternatives but I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb to say most players in CFB would rather go somewhere in Florida, get a half day at the beach, a half day at a theme park and some warm weather than they would a trip to Denver where they can look at the mtns 30 miles away but won't be allowed to go skiing).
The bowl system certainly needs reforming, but I'm not sure that putting bowl games in places that overwhelmingly draw upper middle class or rich white people is the answer to that.
|2 years 5 days ago||Thanks for sharing! My||
Thanks for sharing! My parents saw two this past summer in Glacier Nat'l Park. I've just missed seeing one out there the past few springs.
|2 years 1 week ago||We'll have to wait for the||
We'll have to wait for the bowl games to see how things stack up but this is probably the worst that I've ever seen the B1G top to bottom in my 20+ years of following the sport.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Vincent Smith had a block||
Vincent Smith had a block against Ohio State (I think it was in '10), where he took on a bigger guy that was blitzing at him with a full head of steam and absolutely stood him up. Did a quick search and couldn't find a video of it, but if anyone else remembers that I'd love to see it again.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I think we've all seen that||
I think we've all seen that Brandon is not above using a little double-speak when it serves his interests.
That said I'm sure there's some blame and mis-understanding that should go towards both sides here. DB is just trying to get in the final word. The important thing now is that the band will be there, I hope they have a great trip and represent the University very well.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||If we could get Fred Jackson||
If we could get Fred Jackson quotes everyday between now and kickoff we'd all be predicting a 63-0 win over Alabama.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||That's a good question||
That's a good question because I had always been told by guys on the team that coach Carr was there at 6 AM to make sure the person in the doghouse showed up and ran stairs. Take it FWIW, that just came from two guys but they definitely said coach Carr was there to handle the enforcement.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Given Michigan's own most||
Given Michigan's own most recent experience of a player receiving domestic violence charges I think it's a little early to be going all "If Meyer does this then I'm going to call him out..." in a preview post. Sometimes the story changes when the details come out as we of all fanbases should be aware.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Exactly, Phelps put||
Exactly, Phelps put everything humanly possible into the 2008 games and his goal of 8 golds there. I would have wanted some easy time off for a year or two after that too and he certainly earned it. If the trials are any indication he's certainly put in a good chunk of work recently to get where he is, especially for someone at his age in competitive swimming.
On the other hand, I had no idea who this guy was until today. I suppose he's made a name for himself if that was his goal.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Little Sis is going to drive||
Little Sis is going to drive some (un?)lucky man very very insane one day.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Don't let Dave Brandon see||
Don't let Dave Brandon see that we're only 20th in 'Contributions & Donations.'
|2 years 27 weeks ago||If anyone is still reading||
If anyone is still reading this thread, what is the whole deal with the circle of trust to begin with? I missed the start of this story entirely so is it just that certain players were more 'trusted' than others? I.e. team leaders, big playmakers, etc? Special players get special treatment? I guess I'm trying to figure out why I'm supposed to be outraged.