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|23 hours 5 min ago||I was initially prepared to||
I was initially prepared to say the same thing. I have 12, and didn't purchase 13 because I couldn't tell much of a difference. I'm pleased by what I've seen so far this year, though. The visuals and presentation are recycled, but I don't care much about that. The blocking appears to be improved, the playbooks are much more varied (I basically have Oregon's '12 playbook memorized. It did not have shovel options, midline reads, inverted veers, or a bunch more spread option stuff), you can now make proper cuts while running, and the defensive AI isn't near as dumb while defending option pitches. There are still a bunch of problems that I've seen, and I probably won't end up buying it, but 14 is much improved from 12.
|23 hours 13 min ago||From what i understand,||
From what I understand, REALLY difficult (as far as blocking AI is concerned).
|5 days 13 hours ago||Did you just admit to being||
Did you just admit to being in school as recently as 2007/2008?
|1 week 17 hours ago||"Maybe it's time to get||
"Maybe it's time to get academia out of the clouds and into the REAL world..."
It's frightening to me because people who express sentiments like this are often committed to a particular view on the purpose of undergraduate education that is openly hostile and dangerous to my view (a view that I feel very strongly about). While the people who say things like this typically mean to say something like "we really ought to bring down the cost of education," my point (without getting too involved with the politics of things) is that there are other positions about academia that usually accompany that (very reasonable) position. Also, Michigan is way too high profile an institution to bother risking someone unproven changing fields.
There are many reasons why it would frighten me (too many to list here), but those are the ones that your specific questions/comments bring to mind for me.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Hopefully it won't be counted||
Hopefully it won't be counted as too presumptuous of me if I make an observation, but I would argue that you're the one that's changed, not the mods (well, technically they HAVE changed as some have retired, but I mean policy wise). For a long time you seemed to be a pretty innocuous poster who was just REALLY enthusiastic about Michigan sports. Then out of seemingly nowhere you would occasionally post offensive jokes about Mexicans, feminism, and homosexuality (I think I remember this, maybe it was someone else). I remember being really taken aback when this started, because I hadn't expected it.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I tried to edit my comment||
I tried to edit my comment before you posted, didn't get it in on time. I didn't finish my post before I hit save. Basically, I'm asking (as an out of state student, so as someone who didn't get to witness the fallout first hand when he first made his comments) why what he said was such a terrible thing.
|1 week 18 hours ago||The things Harbaugh||
The things Harbaugh complained about do happen at Michigan. At least, if the athletes I know are to be trusted. And I'm talking about for certain non revenue sports/ athletes.
|1 week 6 days ago||There are waaaayyy more MSU||
There are waaaayyy more MSU threads than OSU or ND threads on this site. MSU is our biggest rival in 2 out of our 3 revenue sports. MSU recently won our game 4 years in a row, and the game this past season was very, very close. The ND series is coming to an end soon. Many of you try to make the distinction that you respect OSU but not MSU, so that OSU is a rivalry but MSU is just an annoyance. But presence of respect is NOT a prerequisite to a rivalry. I hope those of you that make comments about MSU not being a rivalry are just joking, because otherwise you're being ridiculous.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's not that I don't recall||
It's not that I don't recall it, it's that I don't think it's relevant/ he's not an academic. Worse, he comes from a business background. While fundraising is a significant part of the job, a University president is NOT a CEO.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, what a coincidence! So||
Hey, what a coincidence! So is ours apparently!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We've also got a legit shot||
We've also got a legit shot if we score more points than the other teams. It's one of those annoying things fans say that really just don't have any substance. Individually it's not a big deal, but when it gets parroted over and over again it gets pretty aggravating. For other offenses in this category, see "the better team won" and the majority of comments about academic prestige.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"[Brandon's] not a bad||
"[Brandon's] not a bad choice"
It frightens me that there are people out there with this opinion.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair, the student||
To be fair, the student government deserves to be mocked on any and all available opportunity.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||"I then emailed him back and||
"I then emailed him back and asked him about us (WH, goblue16, Thorin and myself) who post highlight videos, if we would be able to continue to do it."
I think this is the offending bit, in OMG Shirtless' eyes. Notice that OMG Shirtless didn't speculate about your motives, by the way.
And yeah, OMG Shirtless! You'd better be nicer to this guy. Otherwise he'll stop doing something he started doing voluntarily, that you never asked him to do, and that likely will have zero impact on you whatsoever.
*Edit: Aaaannnd I'm late. Now I look sillier than I would otherwise have for posting with a winnie the pooh character for an avatar/profile picture thing.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Ok, clearly you've ruled out||
Ok, clearly you've ruled out the possibility of anyone not wanting to play Arizona's football team. After all, you either liked Rich Rod or you didn't. As you observe, it's obvious that both factions want to play him.
But wait, if that's the case, how come I don't want Michigan to play him? How come the poster you responded to doesn't want to play him? What kind of aberrant anomalies must we be?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Reading the letter, it||
Reading the letter, it doesn't sound like she really objects to the logo in itself so much as she objects to the logo in what she perceives as its context. From her perspective, male violence against women is a systemic issue with UConn athletics that has gone unacknowledged by the school administration. Rebranding in the midst of this is a bit of a white washing, is what she seems to be arguing. I think her comments about the logo being aggressive and emblematic of male athletic peer culture are just rhetorical devices to try to get her point across. She wanted to discuss violence against women at UConn, and the imagery of the logo happened to provide a convenient way of doing that. At least that's how I interpret her letter.
I think there are good reasons to disagree with her, but I think some of you are being uncharitable to her position.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||This is an interesting idea||
This is an interesting idea that I hadn't thought of. I really appreciate the response. I have some concerns with this approach, though.
What happens when the estimate is too small? Does this mean that the size of the section would have to be the same for OSU and directional MI (leading to there still being a bunch of empty seats for poor quality games)?
I wonder if there are any legal issues with over selling like this.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||I have a question for the||
I have a question for the "shrink the student section!" contingent on this blog. How do you differentiate between a ticket order from a student that will show up and one from a student that won't? If the purpose of shrinking the student section is to reduce no-shows, how do you ensure that the seats you eliminate are the seats of people that wouldn't have shown up?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I'll have to wait and see how||
I'll have to wait and see how long the lines are for the ND game before I pass judgment. This will be my last year, so I would have had pretty decent seats I'd have to imagine. As long as I don't have to sit in the endzone I guess I'll survive.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||"Someone once told me||
"Someone once told me [Brandon] is THE second most powerful person at the University above any Dean, Provost, or Vice President."
This is a problem. I would like to see the next president seriously attempt to rein this in.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I see NDNation and||
I see NDNation and "delusional" in the same comment, but you don't seem to be using one to refer to the other. NDNation is worse than the RCMB, except that everything there is covered in a veneer of smug elitism.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No, no, didn't you see his||
No, no, didn't you see his disclaimer? "Guaranteed to offend." You are all just waaaayy too sensitive, you overly PC pansies. Dude is clearly a badass, and you just can't handle how real he keeps it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Can someone knowledgable on||
Can someone knowledgeable on the subject elaborate a bit on Chechen-American relations? I would have thought there'd be some enemy of my enemy sentiment on the part of Chechnya, but so much for that.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||ex-NBA players go bankrupt||
ex-NBA players go bankrupt all the time. Might be nice to be able to fall back on a degree in that situation, is all I mean. I'm not saying he should stay, or that I'll judge him harshly if he doesn't. All I mean to say is that saying that there is literally nothing to gain from staying in school might be false.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Except for a degree, that is.||
Except for a degree, that is.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||So rule breaking is||
So rule breaking is permissible when you happen to disagree with rules that you volunteered to abide by, even in cases where the consequences are immense? What about perjury laws, are they inane rules?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Otherwise upstanding? I don't||
Otherwise upstanding? I don't know about that. He was good at basketball though, so I guess it's all ok.
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||The biggest optimist would||
The biggest optimist would point out that Copp was unheralded coming into Ann Arbor. That's the best I've got...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||My statements do not amount||
My statements do not amount to nihilistic relativism. At all. And your comment about penicillin is irrelevant, because I was talking about community norms on the internet. But even if it was relevant, relativism does not equal nihilism. It might sometimes, but it often doesn't.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The board has certain||
The board has certain norms, which we affirm all the time (which you note). I don't know on what basis you can judge those norms as idiotic though, if not from the perspective of differing norms. Except that it's silly to judge on that basis, precisely because they're different norms. There is no objective standard for board correctness, and so the relevant standard must be something like that which the community dictates and establishes as its norm. Whims and traditions are literally the only thing that CAN hold currency on an internet message board, and if they conflict with your expectations your only recourse is to find somewhere that is more consistent with your own values. That’s not to say that you can never criticize those norms, it’s just that you shouldn’t be surprised when they hold sway, and the most you can hope to do is try to persuade within their constraints.