well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Pitch It Ecker
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|48 weeks 6 days ago||One Man's Roeper experience||
Former Roeper student here (2nd through 8th grade in late '90s/early '00s - left for reasons I'll describe below). At the risk of sounding like a disgruntled Amazon employee, I had a great experience overall, but would look elsewhere if you're looking for a rigorous high school academic environment.
The lower grades are great - I think the non-traditional culture provides better learning opportunities at a young age - but by the time I got to 6th/7th grade it was clear that the inmates ran the asylum. At least once a week, we would show up to class and, if it was a nice day, or someone's birthday, or the teacher just didn't feel like teaching that day, we would take an impromptu walk to the local Dairy Mat, or Kroger, or whatever. Hard to justify paying tens of thousands of dollars for that. Even setting those instances aside, the academics became kind of a joke.
I'm not going to go into the Roeper Philosophy, because "no politics," but let's just say that Bernie Sanders is probably too far right for most of the students/parents/faculty.
Ultimately, I left for a strong public school in the area, because I knew that I'd be better off getting a glimpse of the real world before I went off to college and was thrown into it.
Roeper exists inside its own bubble, which works great when you're in 2nd grade and learning how to tie your shoelaces, but isn't the best if you're in high school and actually trying to learn how to function in the "real world." I'd take them off the list.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||"Title Says it All"||
Yes. Yes, it does.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Your Pairwise rankings are a||
Your Pairwise rankings are a little wonky... USCHO has Vermont at #13 and Cornell/Notre Dame slid down.
Doesn't change much about the bracket besides the placement of the 4-seeds.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Scooter Vaughan||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Longo||
I had the pleasure of hearing Phil Longo speak at a Glazier Clinic last year.
Though I don't recall the details of all the X's and O's he covered, his topic had to do with balance in a spread offense... In particular, I remember him talking about the importance of self-scouting and avoiding playcalling tendencies that could tip plays to the defense. (He told a story about a GA noticing that Longo had a tendency to call plays that run towards his own sideline, so he tries to make a conscious effort to avoid that).
His personality reminded me more of an offensive line coach than an OC.... VERY passionate about the intricacies of the offense, blocking schemes, etc. Just a guy who loved talking football.
Not sure he'd be my pick for OC (Putting my support behind Fitchner, FWIW), but Longo is definitely a good football coach.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Nick Sheridan to the Lions||
You heard it here first.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I love 2014.||
I love 2014.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||When does a coaching bush||
When does a coaching bush become a coaching tree?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||It's way down in the comments||
It's way down in the comments on that post.
At first I thought it was Brian testing the limits of the "no politics" rule.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Mmm... Canned Pease.||
Mmm... Canned Pease.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||The fans just need to execute||
The fans just need to execute better. And it starts with me, I've got to be a better fan.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||You are a member of the clean||
You are a member of the clean up crew. What is your approach this Saturday?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Not sure whether you're||
Not sure whether you're talking about a tv show or this coaching staff. Seems to apply to both.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||don't click here||
How this didn't get the "don't click here" tag I will never know.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I too know Andy (as he's||
I too know Andy (as he's actually called) quite well, and you're right: Could not have happened to a nicer Michigan Man.
He's also won money on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy before.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Promotion for Fox Sports 1.||
Promotion for Fox Sports 1.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Terrorism||
Is there a way we can link this to a security risk? "Studies show terrorists are deterred by large pictures of hands...?"
|3 years 1 week ago||I was skeptical when Devin||
I was skeptical when Devin guaranteed the game, but now that pwnwulf has made his guarantee, I'm sold.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||What is this book store you||
What is this book store you speak of?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Closer||
|3 years 17 weeks ago||How many points are MGoPoints||
How many points are MGoPoints worth?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Can anyone make out what||
Can anyone make out what Devin says at the end?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I always wondered where in||
I always wondered where in the world Carmen was. Turns out, south of the border.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||How does Air Force get||
How does Air Force get someone on the East Second Team? Understand they play in a conference called "Atlantic" Hockey, but, uhh, along with Denver and CC, they are one of the three westernmost college hockey-playing schools.
Separately, Michigan is now in the Pac-12 because our fight song says "Champions of the West."
|4 years 18 weeks ago||One thing I haven't heard||
One thing I haven't heard anyone bring up is the relative sizes of the arenas.
The Resch Center in Green Bay has a capacity of approx. 10,000. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul seats around 18,000. While it's certainly possible that Minnesota fans sell out the X on their own, coming close to filling up Resch isn't as hard as if it was an NHL arena. Does the committee really think it needs ND there to sell, say, 8-9k tickets in GB? Or might they gain just as much in attendance from placing ND in St. Paul and ensuring they sell all 18,064 seats there.
I dunno, at this point, I'm grasping for straws as to why Michigan should go to GB.
I fully expect our first round matchup to be in Guam with the Frozen Four on Jupiter.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Burn the Boats||
Anyone else notice the "Burn the Boats" sign behind Red in the locker room? Is this something the team has used all year, or is it new for the playoffs? Interesting that hockey would use the same rallying cry Beilein used for our NCAA tourney run a few years ago.
QUEME LOS BARCOS!!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Arnett||
Arnett would have to sit out a year... right?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||YES! User name has sudden but||
YES! User name has sudden but surely temporary relevance!
And the thrill is over. That was fun.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Just saw the Famous Idaho||
Just saw the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl mascot, "Spuddy Buddy," on the sidelines....
Someone needs to keep Dave Brandon away from ESPN for the next 2 hours.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||This is thread-worthy if for||
This is thread-worthy if for the sombrero pic alone.