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|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed but...||
Walton was not just a top 100 recruit but a top 40 recruit (#37).
|1 week 2 days ago||How can..||
the SEC do this? Are they just power mad like the NCAA? Can they actually punish individual schools?
|1 week 2 days ago||Not buying...||
that argument. They would still need a valid medical reason. But apparently official NCAA policy won't allow him to revert back to active status. It's all about preserving NCAA profits and power over what's best for the student-athlete.
|1 week 5 days ago||Great addition..||
to the team.
What's not to like?
4.1 GPA, 6'10", 260 lbs, 7'2" wingspan, good footwork/coordination, hard working, only 16 and still growing!
If Beilein wants him before the other big schools, I'd trust his judgement.
It's unfortunate that a few senseless nitwits bash him on the Internet.
Hope he makes them eat their words.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Kudos..||
To you sir for injecting truth and rationality into this discussion!
There is truly a mass hysteria regarding campus rape and gross irresponsibility and/or dishonesty on the part of many leading the hysteria.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting article||
Since it shows how male students are fighting back after unjust expulsions over alleged sexual assaults.
It is an extremely relevant discussion here since it directly impacted one former prominent UofM football player. And it may impact more. And it may negatively impact any male UofM college student, innocent or otherwise.
Unfortunately, there is an extremely hostile climate on campus towards open debate of this issue and tthose who would even question the current approach which presumes male guilt. One prominent writer who advocated for due process for the accused was disinvited from speaking at colleges. In the Michigan Daily today, there were even complaints about "inadequate trigger warnings" on a simple survey about campus sexual assault.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is just another example..||
of how insane our civil legal system is.
The ONLY person responsible was the shooter. Period.
I feel bad for the bar owners who are now being legally assaulted and lose no matter what the legal outcome.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Perhaps..||
but all you have to do is get a sympathetic jury and automatically the burden of proof swings the othe way.
And the bar owners lose no matter what... even if they "win" in court. They often suffer emotional stress from being sued. They lose time and money. The overall damage from such an assault through the legal system is often immense.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know if he has a case..||
since you can literally sue and win for anything in our insane civil legal system.
But as an emergency medicine physician with about 20 years of experience, I can state emphatically that you are wrong when you say "if dude blows .17 you should be able to tell." People (especially experienced alcoholics) can appear clinically sober with blood alcohol levels more than twice that level.
This is just one reason why holding bar owners or anybody else serving alcohol liable for the behavior of the intoxicated person is irrational. Then there's the additional problems of coingestants, time of ingestion (before or after leaving the bar), etc.
But unfortunately that doesn't stop lawyers and juries from faulting third parties.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Bravo to Harbaugh!!||
I'm also against censorship.
So I applaud Harbaugh's tweet and UofM's reversal of its earlier decision not to show the film.
Universities have become extremely hostile to certain ideas, free expression and open debate. They have become the exact opposite of what they are supposed to be.. centers of higher learning which welcome different opinions and healthy debate. So this is a refreshing change of heart.
And this shouldn't be a partisan or political issue in a free and tolerant society.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not a||
He's very good.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||A spectacular||
coaching job by Beilein this year. It's' disappointing since we were tantalizingly close to a miraculous NCAA tourney bid this year despite all the adversity. But it was still a successful year. Without phenomenal coaching, there's no way this team is competitive with elite teams at the end of the year. After losing 3 players to the NBA, the 2 most senior players to graduation and transfer, the two best players to injury, a top freshman to injury and the services of the best front court player for many games to illness, most teams would have just folded. Instead we competed with the very best while starting 3 unheralded freshmen much of the year, a 6'7" center with no vertical and a backup point guard while playing 2 walkons for significant minutes.
And now we have the ingredients for greater success next year!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky Clean????||
I guess it's possible but highly unlikely. The odds of piling up that much talent while running a clean program are extraordinarily low. I would bet Kentucky either clearly violates rules or violates the spirit of the rules. Think about it. Are Kentucky basketball players real students taking real classes and passing real tests? No, very unlikely, for the most part. Are they getting some improper benefits? Again, a very good chance. Maybe it's cash, fringe benefits, whatever. Calipari has been dirty everywhere he has been. He wasn't directly implicated but prior Final Fours at other programs were both vacated. And now he's piling up an obscene amount of talent with McDonald's All Americans 9 deep while running a clean program? yeah, right.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Based on..||
our overall .500 record and two terrible losses earlier in the season, I don't think we were too deserving. The worst team selected had a better overall record. So I'm not too disappointed. That being said, we did have a strong SOS and blew many close games against very good competition so we are probably better than every team in the NIT this year. Despite the lack of a postseason bid, I still think that we had a good year given all the adversity - all the injuries and loss of players in the offseason. And I think it was a superb coaching job by Beilein. I mean we had no business competing with top teams such as Wisconsin, an #1 seed in the NCAA tourney, with the roster we had on the court (2 walkons playing significant minutes, 3 unheralded freshmen starting and our original backup point guard starting)... but we did night in and night out for the most part. And we were only a few buckets from an NCAA tourney bid.
If we stay healthy, the future next year is very bright.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Great story..||
thanks for sharing. As an ER physician, I can tell you he beat the odds. Unfortunately, many people don't survive such an event. Too often, we take the daily heroic efforts of Emergency medical workers for granted, workers who routinely sacrifice emotionally and otherwise for others. We should be thankful for their courage and self-sacrifice. Of course, we should also be thankful for modern medicine which allows us to cure many previously incurable cancers.
And it's always good to read stories reminding us to be thankful for every day of good health and empathetic towards others who may not be so lucky.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Not a fan of Tom Crean but...||
people chanting "Tom Crean sucks" at his son's high school basketball game is just despicable.
|10 weeks 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.
|10 weeks 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.
|11 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.
|13 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.
|13 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.
|13 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."
|14 weeks 8 hours 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.
|14 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.
|15 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.
|15 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.
|15 weeks 5 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.
|15 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.
|15 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.
|15 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.