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|1 day 5 hours ago||Congratulations!||
To you and your wife, your new little man, and his already marvelous big sister.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Oh the tears of the merchants,||
If you dont know who's playing, you cant or wont make travel plans, at least until the very last minute.,
If you cant or wont make travel plans until the very last minute, you are less likely to come, because a) it's more expensive b) you may already be booked
If you cant or wont make travel plans and in the end don't come, that's bad for the team (because potentially smaller attendance); that's bad for fans (because they don't get the experience), but also you can expect massive resistance from the local econom(ies).
|3 weeks 20 min ago||Morales?||
A two star from a while back? Can't remember the position I don't think he ever played though
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ivy League does not have athletic scholarships||
And generally not merit awards either. It's pure financial need all the way up and down the ladder. The biggest benefit of Ivy money is that many schools do not provide loans but essentially all grant money, so you get out of school without any meaningful debt. I am not 100% sure that Columbia plays it this way but I believe they do.
So the financial implications of moving from Columbia to Michigan are unknown, but Columbia's package is likely more lucrative and not dependent on playing ball.
So if the motivation is not financial, it could be something else. For example, if he wanted to be a business major (Ivies don't have them, except Penn and possibly Cornell), or some other curricular reason.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||In other news||
We had a huge lead over Rutgers, but it wasn't by very many points.
Michael Phelps was an entire pool length ahead of his nearest rival, but squeaked out a victory
MR SOLOMON WE LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU TO PLAY FOOBALL HERE, BUT HOW CAN THE MARGIN BE CLOSE IF BAMA'S LEAD IS BIG.
Love ya see ya next fall
The Logic Police
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaughwaugh||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I was in that one!||
Negative 20 , almost; driving with my two sibs from Chicago to Bloomington Indiana. Car started to slooooow way down just past merilllville. Pulled over at a service station and hitched a ride back to a model in merillcilld where the three of us got a room in one of those two story motels with no internal halls. The pipes started to freeze at the far end of the hall and they kept moving us down the row of rooms one room at a time. I don't remember if we got any food. The next day Christmas my dad drove up and rescued us but the car was stuck in northern Indiana for a good long while.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Daughter's in but||
She is an Ann Arbor kid and intends to go someplace where she can't run into her parents on the street.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Snow Angels at the Indiana game||
It was so beautiful up there in row 93, the lights made the soft snowflakes shine and shine My nephew came up from Texas to see it, a sustained offensive drive (even though scoreless), everyone was in such a good mood - cheerleaders making snow angels, snow coming down so fast they had to do it multiple times.
And then the players bellyflopping through the snow ;)
|17 weeks 2 days ago||That's not how it works bro||
Really your thoughts about the game do not impact it play. If you're worried about it stay off the internet until January.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Mostly I'd like to meet your||
Mostly I'd like to meet your dad actually. He sounds awesome. My dad was in Korea as well.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Dude||
Is it not the case that it has been 8 years or more since we defeated a top 10 team? You can wait for Muppets once a decade if you WANT, but I just want to...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Because for sure it is worse||
To be molested on one's molester's birthday than to be molested on some random day of the year.
|24 weeks 6 hours ago||Oh dear||
The law of averages helps only the House out. Law of averages says on average you will LOSE.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Well thanks goodness because ADELE||
I have a football fan kid and a ponies-and-rainbows-and-SINGING kid. Weds 9th I must book it out of my afternoon class and run up from A2 to the Palace for Adele. One kids gets football tickets for presents and one kid concert tickets and trips to the mall.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||But Bolt doesn't speed up in 2nd half||
The commentators on tv were going on and on about how the second half of the race is slower for everyone INCLUDING Bolt,
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Enthusiasm* Ale||
*unknown to mankind
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Val d'Orcia, Tuscany||
In particular the view from this place
|37 weeks 6 days ago||My kid is watching in Bmore||
As we speak. Harbaughs in Cal Ripken Jr and either khaki trousers or khaki shorts with khaki colored legs. Hard to tell through the fence.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Dude that is just regression to the mean||
Honest to goodness. "Poor predictions are exceeded" and "high predictions underperform" is pretty much a statistical rule of the universe
|42 weeks 2 hours ago||Zingerman's Cornman farms||
|42 weeks 1 day ago||The difference is||
White students can belong to the black students association. Women can't belong to the fox. The fox undergrads cited to "punch" some women but the slums were so put out they shut down the club rather than let a woman join.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Something about this does not compute||
Assistant Professors who take on staff jobs in football operations are no longer assistant professors
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Can we still use "Staee"||
I am rather fond of that one. No? Ok. Courtesy rules, goddammit
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Time to lose the baby weight because the baby's turning 22||
I work out with a personal trainer twice a week.
I do two spin classes and two rowing classes.
I follow a largely vegetarian diet and am cutting out a lot of dairy as well.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Brown Dog is one of the||
Brown Dog is one of the funniest books I ever read.
|48 weeks 4 hours ago||For gods sakes dude||
What is the other side of the story on calling the guy a f***ot multiple times?
|48 weeks 7 hours ago||Except||
Buzzfeed has outed him, so maybe it will hurt just a little.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Don't try to second-guess admissions||
I see a lot of parents commenting, or reporting the comments of other parents, regarding a preference for one program or another on the part of admissions officers. I would take these with a grain of salt. I have literally never heard an admissions officer claim an advantage for one over another. So much of "what school X prefers" is based on a sample consisting of "what the mom of a kid down the block told me."
With the really competitive schools, the problem is not just doing very very well on grades and tests, but standing out from the background noise. Harvard's admit pool this year might be 40,000 kids. There is really nothing your kid can do that they have not already seen.
Kids stand out to admissions because of their personal qualities and accomplishments. If you have a graduating class of 100, and you are in the top 10%, then there are nine other kids you eat lunch with every day who are as accomplished as you based on grades alone. Just imagine how many hundreds and thousands are in the pool whose grades are the same as yours and have the same test scores.
Write something more interesting, read something more interesting, run faster, be nicer and more thoughtful, than those other kids, and you will achieve a better admission results.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Bless you I agree completely||
I wrote an extended rant to the same effect below. For the record, for example, International Academy did not, IIRC, send any kids to Harvard last year, nor did WiHi, although this year's results have not been announced.
The drop-out rate of the IB programs is pretty fierce!