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|19 hours 2 min ago||MSU has the #1 ranked nuclear||
MSU has the #1 ranked nuclear physics program.
|23 hours 31 min ago||Michigan is not||
Michigan is not "unquestionably a better school than MSU in just about every respect." That's silly to say.
|23 hours 41 min 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.
|1 day 6 min 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).
|1 day 17 min 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.
|2 days 14 hours 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.
|3 weeks 2 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."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder what law school they||
I wonder what law school they went to.
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"from a University||
"from a University perspective, wouldn't it be nice to have an "outsiders" point of view?"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I have been called a troll on||
I have been called a troll on this blog before for predicting 7-5.
|7 weeks 5 days 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.
|8 weeks 3 days 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.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Yessss. I feel so honored!||
Yessss. I feel so honored!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||If they hang on for years,||
If they hang on for years, perhaps they're just being genuine.
|10 weeks 6 days 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. "
|10 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||These questions are so bad.||
These questions are so bad.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan has a very||
Michigan has a very noticeable accent. It's true that General American English is located in the Midwest, but it doesn't cover the entire Midwest. It's found mostly in parts of Iowa and Nebraska, not Michigan.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Everyone? I bet most college||
Everyone? I bet most college students (even those that are basketball fans) can't name more than one or two members, if they even know who they were.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||We tend to drastically lower||
We tend to drastically lower our expectations for athletes here (on this blog). I don't know whether to attribute that to maize tinted glasses/ hero worship or to a wider tendency to lower standards for athletes in general. Either way it's not a trend I'm very fond of. There really wasn't anything remarkable about the content of this article. The writing was clunky and the message was a fairly standard one. Any yet (as you note) it made it to the Huffington Post.
I don't mean this as a criticism of Horford personally- plenty of people at this University have poor writing skills. I just mean to say that I find the reaction this is getting a bit out of place. We can and should expect better from what are supposed to be students at a well-respected institution (EDIT: better than we do, not necessarily better than this article).
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Writing is clear enough but||
Writing is clear enough but the style is unsophisticated and the central theme isn't particularly original or insightful. B-
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Trey Burke gets a higher||
Trey Burke gets a higher score than John Paul Stevens.
|32 weeks 1 hour ago||No, it's because there's a||
No, it's because there's a segment of this fanbase that gets embarrassed when people act like children.
Juvenile crap like this makes it pretty clear we don't have a superior fanbase. I wouldn't have found this funny in middle school.
|37 weeks 18 hours ago||Yeah, man. We know absolutely||
Yeah, man. We know absolutely nothing. Nothing at all.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||"Rape was not the proven||
"Rape was not the proven charge. In fact, the charges of rape were dropped. "
Except whether someone is charged isn't the measure of whether they actually committed the crime or not. There is good reason to believe Gibbons did what he is alleged to have done (at least the University thinks so), charged or not has little bearing on that.
"I'm not sure if you went to college"
Graduating from Michigan this May, thanks.
"It's not always as black-and-white as a big football player throwing a girl down and taking advantage of her."
No, you're right. Way more things than just that qualify as rape.
"You have no idea what happened"
I don't know to a certainty, no. But I'm not a judge, and standards for belief are not as rigid as certainty.
"Of course, you're not just ignorant, you're bigoted, since you are assuming someone is saying something just because this is the football team"
It's a pretty good guess, I think. Whether they admit it to themselves or not, the reason people (like you!) get so passionate about this is because they're football fans.
"I'm not... saying I don't think he should have been expelled"
Foote was, which is what this comment chain was discussing.
"I'm not going to call him a rapist unless he's been proven to have raped someone or I know he raped someone."
We're typically perfectly fine calling O.J. Simpson a murderer, though.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||"He was found to have||
"He was found to have committed sexual misconduct as per the university policies."
What do you think that means, exactly? In what way did he violate the policy? My guess is that you say you don't know since you weren't there, but at a certain point you're just shutting down discussion under the guise of something like due process (even though this isn't a courtroom) because you don't like to think about it. Again, the only reason we're playing dumb here is because the football team is involved.
|37 weeks 20 hours ago||The University was more sure||
The University was more sure than not that Gibbons raped someone. It's silly to think the only standard the University should have is whether there were criminal charges or not. If he wasn't a football player this would be obvious to everyone, I think.
|37 weeks 20 hours ago||I'm surprised the comments||
I'm surprised the comments here are focusing almost exclusively on his opinions on admissions.
|37 weeks 20 hours ago||Larry Foote does not strike||
Larry Foote does not strike me as very bright, going by this article.