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|33 weeks 6 days ago||I really don't like Varsity,||
I really don't like Varsity, personally.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||6 or 7 wins.||
6 or 7 wins.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know what he donates.||
I don't know what he donates. But if I ever become a billionaire I know for certain 0% of it is going to Michigan.
Edit: what I mean to say is that you make it sound like he should be donating to Michigan if he's not, and I don't agree.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Ha, no. I think the problem||
Ha, no. I think the problem was that I was just very unclear.
What I meant to say was something like "this argument works just as well for the conclusion that we should get rid of the music school, that conclusion is kind of untenable plus it's not good when your premises just as easily support two contradictory conclusions, therefore we have good reason to think we should reexamine the argument."
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry, I should clarify. I||
Sorry, I should clarify. I don't think we should do away with the music school. I think there are important differences between the music school and athletics that make Brian's argument weak, though. He glosses over these differences, and I was trying to illustrate that in a colorful way.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Alternatively, this makes a||
Alternatively, this could just as well be a case for why Michigan should abandon the music school.
Sure, different people have different skills. That doesn't mean a University ought to cater to all of them, though.
|47 weeks 10 hours ago||I doubt this this thread will||
I doubt this this thread will last very long. But accusing others (who are expressing their genuinely held beliefs) of concern trolling is a favorite pass time of many established posters here. You would think the current state of the football program would put an end to the hostility toward anything that isn't eternal optimism and positivity, but for the most part it hasn't outside of a few approved topics.
|47 weeks 11 hours ago||That's much less pay||
That's much less pay than I would have guessed. Not that I'm complaining, though.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Don't fool yourself about the||
Don't fool yourself about the muggles thing. I knew plenty of athletes and they absolutely meant it in a derogatory way when they said it. Keep in mind that our athletes tend not to be the most sophisticated students on campus, so I doubt his point was as nuanced as you want it to be.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||This is a pretty common||
This is a pretty common sentiment among Michigan athletes.
|49 weeks 8 hours ago||Huh. That's a lower average||
Huh. That's a lower average SAT score than I would have guessed.
|49 weeks 11 hours ago||"The issues are that Beilein||
"The issues are that Beilein runs a relatively clean program, is focused on grades and character, and doesn't pursue many one and done types."
|49 weeks 4 days ago||MSU has the #1 ranked nuclear||
MSU has the #1 ranked nuclear physics program.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan is not||
Michigan is not "unquestionably a better school than MSU in just about every respect." That's silly to say.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||The point is it's||
The point is it's hypocritical in their eyes to criticize MSU academics (on the basis that they are "worse" than Michigan's) if you yourself went to a school that is "worse" than MSU.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||"Walmart Wolverine" developed||
"Walmart Wolverine" developed as a response to CMU grads (and the like) denigrating MSU academics on the basis of their Michigan fan allegiance. Or at least that's always been the explanation I've seen from MSU fans on the internet. If you're not the sort of person to belittle their education when you yourself did not attend Michigan, then you're not who they mean (according to MSU fans I've actually seen using the term).
|49 weeks 4 days ago||The athletic department and||
The athletic department and the University are not the same thing. WD is a devoted sports fan, and I don't question that. But it's different.
And it's a difference of kind, not degree.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Tutors for athletes at||
Tutors for athletes at Michigan can be VERY helpful sometimes...
And Michigan definitely doesn't have courses that athletes know are an easy blow off grade, that would never happen.
|1 year 5 days ago||Ha, I meant you. It was||
Ha, I meant you. It was sarcasm. Was trying to be gender neutral with "they" and I don't like "he/she."
|1 year 5 days ago||I wonder what law school they||
I wonder what law school they went to.
|1 year 5 days ago||Their qualifications go well||
Their qualifications go well being just having a JD or MD. Read their bios, these are not random ambulance chasers picked off the street.
"But honestly your telling me if Brian was AD the last 5 years the department and football team wouldn't be in better shape?"
I believe the department would be worse off if Brian were AD, yes.
|1 year 5 days ago||"from a University||
"from a University perspective, wouldn't it be nice to have an "outsiders" point of view?"
|1 year 1 week ago||I have been called a troll on||
I have been called a troll on this blog before for predicting 7-5.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I used to think that maybe I||
I used to think that maybe I got so annoyed when people complained about the student section because I was myself a student and felt like I was being attacked. Now that I've graduated I know that's not the case- complaints about the student section still annoy me, perhaps even more than they used to.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Expect less. Undergrad is||
Expect less. Undergrad is really just not very much work for most people.
Edit: also, congratulations on the "first in my immediate family" thing.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yessss. I feel so honored!||
Yessss. I feel so honored!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||If they hang on for years,||
If they hang on for years, perhaps they're just being genuine.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Hey guys! "You know what?||
"You know what? That was incredibly obvious and yet it still riled a bunch of people up. A+, nice work. "
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You know what? That was||
You know what? That was incredibly obvious and yet it still riled a bunch of people up. A+, nice work.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||These questions are so bad.||
These questions are so bad.