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|1 year 10 weeks ago||I love being "paid" in a||
I love being "paid" in a non-transferrable currency. It's why the barter system is still the primary means of exchange across the globe. It's even better because the addition of me (i.e., one single student) to any individual class costs the bosses absolutely nothing.
To top it all off, it's fantastic when the arguments made by the NCAA, Big Ten, and every other collegiate governing body is that I am NOT an employee. I am a student athlete, who as none of the rights or expectations of an employee.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||One argument||
Well, one argument would be that it's a search without probable cause. It assumes everyone driving down a road at a particular time is guilty until proven innocent.
Of course, courts have sided with the police on this topic.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||From the point of view of the||
From the point of view of the universities, it does not cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars per student. The 100 plus football and basketball students admitted does not mean that the university loses 100 or so paying students in their class. Thus, "tuition" is not lost, or given, or paid to these students. People talk as if the university is paying something. They are not. The marginal cost of adding a student here or there into a class is almost nothing.
The only cost to the university is the academic support staff, which given the millions of dollars generated is nothing. Just because average tuition is X does not mean that it costs the university X. The university is giving something to these tiny number of students that adds almost nothing to the cost of running the university. It's giving something away that it already has in abundance, which is essentially a seat in a classroom.
People need to stop thinking like consumers and think like owners. From the consumer side, yes it looks like they are getting something very valuable. From the owner side, they are "paying" with something that costs them very little.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||2008 v. 2014 FEI||
2008 v. 2014
Overall: 70 (2008) 62 (2014)
Offensive: 81 (2008) 90 (2014)
Defensive: 44 (2008) 40 (2014)
Hard to claim there is much of a difference there.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I agree completely. I tend to||
I agree completely. I tend to think that if the ball hits a guy in the body, it's within his catching radius. Too bad if the poor guy has to reach behind him a little. That just costs him the run after the catch. It shouldn't cost him the catch. But apparently for us, the pass has to be perfect or it's not catchable. Brady doesn't throw perfect passes every time, but if it hits his receiver in the body and they don't catch it, it's not on him.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Is it reasonable to expect||
Is it reasonable to expect the headcoach to know about a head injury two days after the game? Or is that too much to ask? Our meathead coach said he would have had Morris practice on Sunday after the game had it not been for his ankle. That's how plugged in he is with the health of his players. He didn't care enough to find out 2 days later!
|2 years 29 weeks ago||What could have been, if not||
What could have been, if not for our self-immolation.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||The Head and the Heart's||
The Head and the Heart's "10,000 Weight in Gold"
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I agree! Those bums should||
I agree! Those bums should only get involved with massive organizations that receive huge legal benefits and spend millions lobbying to get them, such as tax exemptions or having the sale of their product subsides through low cost loans, or the ability to profit off of something like a sport without paying a market determined wage.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||How many thousands of||
How many thousands of football games have been played? How many times have you seen medical staff run out on the field while the clock is running and no player is on the ground? Not once in the history of the game has medical staff run out and stopped play without first beeing prompted by others.
And for some reason you think this falls on the medical staff?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||It is not my job to know, it||
It is not my job to know, it is the guy we have paid nearly 13 million dollars' job to know! He stated in the press conference that he did not know. He didn't even know that Shane left on a cart. So how do I know that Hoke didn't know Shane was cleared, because he stated after the game that he didn't know anything about Shane's injuries.
The meathead, in his rush to protect his butt by claiming ignorance, has told us that he had no idea what was going on.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||If he cared, like you claim,||
If he cared, like you claim, he would make it his job to know. He has stated that he did not know. Thus, he does not care. Your claim that he cares is false. His actions clearly indicate that he was not interested in knowing the state of Shane's health. It was not an important enough issue for him to care about. He even stated that he didn't know Shane left the field on a cart! That's not evidence that the meathead cares about his players. It is evidence of indifference.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Yes, but this incompetence is||
Yes, but this incompetence is evidence of a reckless disregard for the safety of his players.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Yes, it is the head coaches||
Yes, it is the head coach's job to know if his players are medically cleared to play.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||We have paid this meathead||
We have paid this meathead nearly 13 million dollars. It is his JOB to know this! Not mine! How do I know it wasn't followed? Becasue I'm 100% postive that the first thing on the protocal list is NOT continue playing quaterback as if nothing happend!
|2 years 30 weeks ago||You must not have kept up||
You must not have kept up with college basketball experts. They have always respected Beilein's basketball IQ.
Nobody has ever come to learn at the feet of our meathead for a coach. He has never been a respected name in coaching outside of the echo chamber that is/was Michigan football.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Let's||
Beilein--widely recognized as a fantastic basketball mind and one of the best coaches in the game. Would be hired by dozens of other schools, if they had the chance.
Hoke--meathead who would not have been offered a job by ANY other BCS school besides us when we hired him.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Yesterday||
Brady Hoke's lack of leadership has disgraced this team and this university. Leaving Shane out there looking like he did is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen on a football field. He should be ashamed of himself.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||The difference between RR and||
The difference between RR and Hoke is that not one other BCS (at the time) conference team would have hired Hoke. Now after Hoke is gone from here, not one power 5 conference team would hire Hoke. RR would have been hired by just about any BCS team before we did and when we let him go, RR was still in demand by BCS schools. He's already turned around a bad Arizona program.
Nobody in the country has ever thought Hoke was a good coach besides us.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Not all experience is created||
Not all experience is created equal. Shane going in and getting pounded, thowing a bunch of picks could just as easily break him.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Yeah, because 2005 was such a||
Yeah, because 2005 was such a great year in Michigan football history!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Yeah, I agree. The scary part||
Yeah, I agree. The scary part for me on the defense is that our problems seem to be systemic. The University of Michigan cannont defend modern offenses with mobile QBs. This goes back at least to Donovan Mcnabb eating us alive. But of course, App. State did it and then Oregon made us look down right stupid the next week.
When we play a good mobile QB we have to out score them. I don't know. Maybe there isn't a fix for this problem, which is why college and pro offenses are moving that direction.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I agree, but I would add that||
I agree, but I would add that it seems to me that our Athletic Department is a bloated, decrepit beached whale filled with people who have deemed themselves too good for outsiders. They treat people like crap, unless they can meet some BS standard of "Michiganess." They spend all their time talking about the past and what Michigan is. And now we've got a football program lead by big talk about the past and a Michigan potemkin village on the field.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Are you saying that the kid||
Are you saying that the kid playing football for free deserves to be analyzed in the same manner as the adult offensive coordinator who is paid more to do his job than (I'm guessing) almost everyone who reads this blog?
Are you saying one backup player has as much of an effect on the offense as the offensive coordinator?
To answer your question. No I do not think it is unfair.
I also thing the leaders of any branch of the military deserve more in depth analysis than any one GI.
I also think the CEO of a company or the manager of a department deserves more in depth analysis than ony individual team member pushing paper.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Come on, everyone! You have||
Come on, everyone! You have to give Al credit. It's not easy to be the author of the worst RB performance in the history of Michigan football! It's not easy to call for your QB to spike the ball with the clock stopped on first down! It's not easy to come up with a way to not only tip your run plays, but also come up with a brilliant new way to also tell teams exactly where the run is going to go! These are innovations! This is the future of football!
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Best part of that is that||
Best part of that is that Gardner is looking at the sideline asking why.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||No, it simply objectifies||
No, it simply objectifies women by reducing their value to how attractive they are to men.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||No, I disagree. I don't want||
No, I disagree. I don't want to live in a society that lets workers kill themselves while employers hand them the opportunity. Just because someone is willing to do something, does not make it ok and absolve everyone around them of responsibility.
Given your "logic" the miners at the Upper Big Branch mine (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/10/us/10westvirginia.html?_r=0) that exploded killing everyone are the one's at fault because they continued to work there. The negligence of the company doesn't matter. They chose to continue working. They knew the dangers. It's their fault they died. Employeers can do anything they want. If an employee stays there, the employee has accepted all risk and it's the employee's fault if something bad happens to them. There is zero reponsibility on the part of the employer.
By your "logic" the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy (google it) was the fault of the stupid workers who worked there. They knew the doors were locked. They continued to work there, thus they killed themselves. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory is the real victim here!
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Are you really suggesting||
Are you really suggesting that the standard by which we should judge this is whether or not YOU can fathom what someone would need money for?
I'm shocked that you haven't be selected as supreme decider of what people need. This would solve a lot of the world's problems.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Actual Research||
Here is some actual research on the topic you might want to read: http://www.ncpanow.org/research?id=0024
In short, these guys are not getting even close to what they would on the open market, they live just above the poverty line, and end up owing money because the scholarship does not cover everything.
"- Duke basketball players were valued at $1,025,656 while living just $732 above the poverty line and a scholarship shortfall of $1,995."
Bottom line: They are giving a massive gift to the university by doing what they do.