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|1 week 2 days ago||Please...||
don't pull the "if it was your daughter" BS. Why not pull the "if it was your son" angle instead? Personal involvement clouds one's judgement and leads to emotional not rational thinking.
That being said, your comments on the Gibbons case are off base. The accuser's behavior now as "a national advocate for getting rape cases handled differently" is not relevant to whether she is being truthful or he is guilty or not. I've heard of women who have cried rape or "unwanted sexual contact" despite really completely unbelievable circumstances and go on public crusades anyway. From the outside, it looks like they are just completely crazy, vengeful or vindictive. How many accusers are similar? Who knows? Could Gibbons be guilty? I have no idea and you have no idea either. So saying "I know Gibbons raped the girl" is out of line. That's for a court to decide. And guess what? Evidence was deemed insufficient to even bring charges against Gibbons.
And your "guess" about Winston seems misinformed as well. I'm not an expert on the case but as somebody else pointed out, several reputable individuals found no cause to bring charges in the case or to expel him from school. Given the ultra low bar for such things, that's pretty significant. And if you read just a little about the case, it's clear the alleged victim's testimony has changed bizarrely and dramatically and conflicted with others. So I certainly wouldn't "guess" he's guilty.
|1 week 2 days ago||Wow....||
what an f'd up story. They had sex while the roomate was awake and above them in a bunk bed. And she admits she never made any attempt to cry for help while the alleged sexual assault occurred. And she didn't report it until 5 months later. And there's no mention of any criminal complaint or charges being filed. The guy was expelled and now he can't get back into school unless he admits to misconduct. And he can't get into other schools due to his bad standing. Wasn't allowed to speak to witnesses, etc. Totally f'd up.
This is exhibit A on why current policies are completely f'd up and totally screw over the accused.
He deserves reinstatement and millions in compensation for emotional distress, lost educational time, etc. I hope he gets justice.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I normally don't..||
revel in somebody's downfall but I do in this case. The guy is not only possibly the most incompetent football coach ever, he's a supremely arrogant douchebag. The fat POS actually sued the doctors who saved his life.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||While I'm disappointed..||
that more recruits haven't flipped to Michigan, it's too short a time and too small a sample size to make any judgements. These are 17-18 year olds who have spent a significant amount of time making a college decision and whether they will change their mind on short notice is very unpredictable.
So I hope we get a few more recruits in this class. But it's not critical to our success. I have great confidence that Harbaugh will coach up our current players. And with a reasonable amount of time, Harbaugh will do wonders on the recruiting trail. His first full recruiting class will be top notch.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Carroll...||
didn't "dominate" Michigan. He won two games by only two touchdowns each time. That's a winning record but not exactly domination. And he didn't exactly dominate Harbaugh overall either. Harbaugh kicked his butt (2-1 record and a beatdown in the last game) while at Stanford even though he had major disadvantages. Then at SF, I believe Harbaugh only trails Caroll 5-4 overall after an initally leading 4-2. Obviously, the last couple games Harbaugh's SF was crippled by injuries, suspensions and incompetent/undermining management.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||So...||
trailing 19-11 (within one score) in the 4th quarter and ultimately only losing by two touchdowns is being "absolutely obliterated?
Michigan almost certainly had a huge letdown after just coming extremely close to winning their biggest game in many years and going to the national championship in 2007. Yet they were within one score of USC in the fourth quarter of the Rose Bowl after playing unusually crappy. They were very talented and very capable of beating USC. And they were not "absolutely obliterated."
|5 weeks 45 min ago||Good riddance..||
to Neal. The story makes him seem like an arrogant nitwit. It sounds like Mattison was just telling him the truth. I'm glad we found out he was an easily offended headcase before he came here.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Reminds me...||
of watching Sleepy Floyd go off in the fourth quarter of a playoff game for the Warriors in 1987. He had 29 in the quarter (an NBA playoff record) and 39 in the half (a Warriors record). I was a big Warriors fan at the time.
I know it pales in comparison but Stauskas had a great line while playing meaningful minutes (11 points on 4-5 overall, 1-1 from 3, and 1-1 from the line). If the Kings give him enough minutes to find his rhythm, he should excel. If they don't, they should trade him to a team that will.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Engaging in a reasoned fact-based discussion..||
is not "trolling or stupidity." Stupidity is on rampant display on this thread however.
You do make some good arguments regarding Paterno's actions or inactions. But honestly, neither you nor I know what McQueary saw or what he told Paterno he saw or might have seen. And we don't know what Paterno heard or thought he heard. And we don't know how he processed this information. Good god, the man was 74 at the time. Unlike you, I have had the opportunity to medically evaluate many people in their 70's and many are suffering various stages of dementia by that time. And he did pass on the report to the people at PSU whose fucking job it is to file such reports with law enforcement and investigate further. And McQueary was free to file a report with the police as well.
So destroying his reputation might be a bit harsh. But hey, who cares about the actual facts anyway when we can engage in a hatefest?
The unfocused hatred here towards Penn State and those affiliated with Penn State is disturbing. It is the kind of hatred that causes great harm. It's just disgusting.
But I guess I should step out of the way of the angry mob of idiots here. Fortunately, in this case, there is little harm they can do. In other cases, who knows?
And by the way, I have no affilation with PSU and no personal investment in the matter. I'm just trying to argue for some simple human decency.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||WTF?||
"you seem too far invested in minimizing the rape part. I didn't realize that there was any dispute that Sandusky was guilty. Yet you clearly suggest that this may be one of those "child abuse witch trials" referred to by Jay Paterno."
Seriously, What the Fuck???
You are a fucking idiot. I said absoluting fucking nothing that would "minimize the rape part" or "dispute that Sandusky was guilty."
You are an immoral dirtbag and a poor excuse for a human being to cast baseless aspersions like these.
I only brought up the "child abuse witch trials" since Jay Paterno referenced these in his article and rightfully so since they capture the hysteria associated with child abuse allegations, hysteria which leads to horrible atrocities such as incarcerating an entire innocent family for decades.
In this case, hysteria is smearing many innocent bystanders.
But you are a completey immoral fucking idiot so I am obviously wasting my time commenting further.
And the response to my more balanced perspective on this issue is sad, completely fucking sad. No single individual here has shown an ounce of intelligence, common sense or humanity towards innocent bystanders harmed by this affair.
I sincerely hope the idiocy and unbridled hate on display here is not typical of Michigan fans. If so, I am ashamed to be a Michigan fan.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No...||
I am one of the few here (maybe the only one) who does "get it."
Perhaps you should read up on all the child abuse witch trials that have occurred in recent years and which have destroyed many innocent people, people probably much like you and your loved ones.
The hatemongers here are appalling and a disgrace to Michigan fans.
So come on, Mabel, you need to educate yourself and open your mind just a little.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I applaud..||
your reading of the article. You're now more informed than the vast majority of people who posted on this thread. On the other hand, I don't think you read it with a fully open mind. You state that "he chose to cover it up." How is reporting the incident to appropriate administrators "covering it up?"
Anyway, kudos for engaging in a respectful an intelligent discussion. You are the rarity here it seems.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||No, I'm calling bullshit..||
on those who choose to remain ignorant and refuse to read the article I posted. It's easier and more enjoyable to ignorantly spew hate, I guess.
Think about the lesson your Dad taught you again, "ignorance is never an excuse" and read the damn article.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||A minority view here....||
The anti-Paterno and anti-Penn State vitriole here is impressive and understandable. But those spitting on Paterno's grave might wish to look at things from a more balanced perspective. Here's an interesting and very factual article by Jay Paterno:
The facts regarding Paterno are more than a little murky.
I think that in cases like this there is a desire to spread the blame around and a lot of innocent people are hurt or smeared.
I, for one, find the lynch mob mentality to be troubling.
I applaud the efforts being made to prevent such horrible crimes from happening again or being covered up. I think it's important to focus on the positive and stop vilifying an entire university or football program for the crimes of one man and the negligence of a few.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||WTF?||
WTF does race have to do with it?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||He hasn't "failed"||
he may be run out by epically incompetent management despite phenomenal success.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||No, Harbaugh||
Belichick has only won really with one hall of fame QB (except for the year with Cassel) and in the NFL. Pre-Brady, Belichick was mediocre.
Harbaugh was won with many different QB's and at both the college and pro level.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||No...||
I would keep Chatman as the starting 4. You need a rested Spike to come in for Walton. And you need a little more height at the 2 spot. And although Chatman's still learning the college ropes, he is very talented and should be very very good as he gains experience. Even now, you can tell he's getting more comfortable and settled down. By the Big Ten season rolls around, you want a more experienced Chatman ready to be the starting 4.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||That's why..||
he's a lottery pick.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Nice swat!||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||WTF?||
That is seriously the most hilarious bullshit I've heard in awhile.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||The incompetence of||
49er management is mind-boggling. They have the best coach in the NFL who has turned the team into a perennial SuperBowl contender. Yet they want to get rid of him since he threatens their oversize egos.
NFL players get paid millions to play at the highest level and apparently they can't handle a coach who pushes them hard. Ridiculous.
Harbaugh isn't warm and cuddly. He's intense. And he has a way of voicing uncomfortable truths. He's not a bullshitter. But he's a winner. And he's a decent guy who's not afraid to stand up to a bully. That's my uncle's recollection when he was his middle school teacher. Maybe that's why management in SF can't handle him. He won't put up with any of their bs and will stand up to them.
Well, their loss is somebody else's gain.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Levert's||
meteoric rise is amazing and a testament to Beilein's eye for talent and development of talent. Levert's trajectory is similar to that of Burke, a generic 3 star recruit becoming a projected top ten lottery pick.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Seems..||
like your "dirty Harry" avatar is appropriate.
You probably also agree that "you need to break a few eggs to make a good omelet."
The hysterical witch hunt/lynch mob seems to be out in full force today.
Sad and appalling but amusing at the same time.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Punishing..||
innocent bystanders is "hilarious?"
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Interesting points..||
but I'm not buying all your arguments. His difficulty in landing a top big man may have something to do with a lack of proven success developing NBA big men and his system. But seriously, he's coached only one elite big man recruit who was an NBA first round pick despite major injury issues!
As for his system not translating to the NBA, that's pretty much the same everywhere. College ball is different from the NBA, period. Basic skills do translate to the NBA and he's proven to be THE best in this area.
And the whole, "it takes time for recruits to realize he's a great coach" seems nonsensical. Recruits would have to be living in a cave in Afghanistan to not realize what amazing things Beilein has been doing lately. Even then, they'd probably be aware in this internet age.
Bottom line, great coaching apparently doesn't mean much to most elite basketball recruits when they pick a school. Elite recruits are often staying only a year and probably all think they're the next Lebron who didn't even have a college coach. And Beilein does things in a squeaky clean way. That probably puts him at a big disadvantage to the Caliparis of the basketball world.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||I say WTF myself||
whenever yet another Michigan bball recruit commits elsewhere, especially guards. Beilein has been THE best college coach at developing talent and turning players into NBA prospects the last few years. And he's a ridiculously nice guy who runs a clean program at the most elite level.
Yet, he's something like zero for ten this year with recruiting targets this year.
|16 weeks 4 hours ago||The NCAA||
Hugely overstepped in its reaction to the Sandusky situation. Punishing a large number of clearly innocent and arguably innocent bystanders is just wrong but then again, that's typical NCAA behavior.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||So...||
you what's your point? You haven't presented a single fact which counters SalvatoreQuattro's basic assertions that men have been more negatively impacted by war and workplace dangers.
Why can't you just politely acknowledge that he makes some valid points?
I acknowledge that women have also greatly suffered from the horror of war. Thanks for your information on this subject.
See, it's that easy.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Chill out...||
if you stopped to think instead of reflexively reacting hostilely, you'd realize SalvatoreQuattro has some valid points.
Modern feminism IS often anti-male or misandrist. And yes, you can be both male and self-hating or anti-male. One example is the push for "equal pay" despite differences in experience, commute, work hours, etc. The recent crusade against campus rape is another fine example. It presumes all men are inherently rapists and guilty until proven innocent.
And the examples of war are valid. Women have historically been less victimized by war than men.
Look, I'm a humanist not a feminist or whatever. I'm for equal opportunity for all but not equal outcomes.