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|1 day 13 hours ago||Man, I bet you're WAY younger||
Man, I bet you're WAY younger than me, but you sound older!
I still watch the Rose Bowl, but that Playoff thing?! Just can't get into it....
Unless Michigan is in it of course!!!!!
|2 days 3 hours ago||Too bad, you missed a great||
Too bad, you missed a great GAME, for really no reason whatsoever. I mean, if all you watch is Michigan, then I guess you're just more a Michigan fan than sports fan.
I was in SF in a bar full of people who jumped, hooted & cheered when Clemson scored the winning TD, you'd have thought I was in S.Caro.
Now, if Clemson strings together as many titles & #1 recruiting classes as Bama has, no doubt in a few years I'll be in a bar full of people jumping, hooting & cheering when someone else beats them!
College FB is the best sport going, I love it, cheer for our beloved Michigan, root against the teams I don't like, every week is like a virtual playoff scenario.
You avoid all that..... WHY?!
|3 days 2 hours ago||Question: Was that Petty||
Was that Petty comment meant to be /s, or are you suggesting that TP is so broad based in appeal that through him you'll be led to artists that you don't consider similar? The Blink/Billy Joel situation?
Becuase it seems totally reasonable to assume that some people like both TP & Blink, or some both TP & BJoel, but not necessariy Blink & BJoel?!
Interesting programming conundrum...
But yes, wholeheartedly recommend only thumbing up tracks you are sure you love and don't care how many times they play it, because that's what they'll do. Use the down thumb liberally to pare down the chaff though. And if you downvote so many tracks that you end up with them recycling the same playset over and over, junk the station and try creating a new one with a similar goal but different parameters.
For example, rather than "Rolling Stones" try creating "Jumping Jack Flash"... works sometimes.
Clearly I spend a lot of time fighting with Pandora!!! We stream it at work, and some stations just get useless over time as people upvote various tracks that start taking you down the rabbit hole...
|3 days 2 hours ago||Rhapsody as such doesn't||
Rhapsody as such doesn't exist, it has become Napster. But essentially the same thing.
As an older person I find it easier to use than Spotify, but then as you mentioned maybe that's cuz it's been around since the dawn of streaming?
Pandora has had some sabotage by their Musicologist-Engineers lately I think. The Ludacris on the Beatles station is not random. They have beenf requently been playing club type BPM on fucking my Nina Simone station lately!!!
Their stock options did not turn out to be as valuable as the early sign on progammers had hoped and they're gonna burn it down now - at least that's my theory!
|3 days 2 hours ago||It might be an age thing, but||
It might be an age thing, but I despised the Spotify UI. Used to have the subscription service, but dropped it. But then I don't like i Tunes either, so as I said, age thing?
I recently got Amazon Unlimited through Prime, but so far I haven't found anything on there special, pretty limited catalog for those of us who go deeper than Beyonce, guys who use $ in their names, and what other stuff people listen to nowadays? I will probably tell Amazon to stop dinging me the additional $7.99 soon.
I've also been on Rhapsody/Napster for years, so they have my catalog and playlists, advise me on artists & other user's playlists I might like based on listening history, etc. It also adds the charge straight onto my Verizon bill, so that's sort of convenient.
I haven't experienced any change in performance since it morphed into Napster. Gotta check out this Soundcloud people are mentioning, sounds good!
And of course Pandora, but that can't be what OP was asking about, right? Meant those where you program the music you choose I thought?
|3 days 3 hours ago||If only you could/ve posted||
If only you could/ve posted this yesterday, when some nay-saying knob was lamenting that if CHADTOUGH wins some other deserving charity will be left out.
Hopefully he logs on to this thread to beseech people not to vote again, so maybe he reads that!
|3 days 3 hours ago||+1, but how about "put on||
+1, but how about "put on notice" rather than "warned"?
|3 days 3 hours ago||There's something going on||
There's something going on with McCall that Magnus, Lorenz, et al keep dropping hints about but don't feel they can elaborate on at this time.
I'd take very seriously JH may feel Michigan doesn't have a spot for him based on those hints, at this juncture. Unfortunately...
Good thing it's still 50 weeks til NSD!
|4 days 15 min ago||I'm happy to see Michigan win||
I'm happy to see Michigan win ANYTHING!
Some of you are on here are just TOO objective - this is at its essence a sports blog that focuses on things University of Michigan related, specifically sports!
Chad Carr was Lloyd Carr's Grandson, taken from his family too soon by a horrific disease. I don't give a royal fuck if other worthy charities don't win because we are more loyal and ready to click to support Michigan.
Feel free to donate to any and all of the charities at your own time and in your own fashion, but do not come on a Michigan blog telling Michigan people NOT TO VOTE for a Michigan based charity, man!!!
|4 days 25 min ago||Well, unless they discover||
Well, unless they discover the wormhole they used to travel in "Interstellar," then it'd be thousands of years until we could reach the planets.... so God Bless Ya if you're thinking you'll be around for that.
Or what did you mean by "make contact"? Shoot em a text?
|4 days 30 min ago||Upon its discovery in 2004,||
Upon its discovery in 2004, Apophis was briefly estimated to have a 2.7% chance of impacting the Earth in 2029. Additional measurements later showed there was no impact risk at that time from the 210-330 meter (690-1080 foot) diameter object, identified spectroscopically as an Sq type similar to LL chondritic meteorites. However, there will be a historically close approach to the Earth, estimated to be a 1 in 800 year event (on average, for an object of that size).
The analysis of Apophis previews situations likely to be encountered with NEAs yet to be discovered: a close approach that is not dangerous (like Apophis in 2029) nonetheless close enough to obscure the proximity and the danger of a later approach (like Apophis in 2036) by amplifying trajectory prediction uncertainties caused by difficult-to-observe physical characteristics interacting with solar radiation as well as other factors.
There you go - I am now an expert on something I'd never heard of until 10 minutes ago - so thanks for the warning!
I'll bet in '29 they'll mount an "Armageddon" type intervention while it's close enough to calculate the trajectory needed to avoid a too close/potential impact in '36. By the way, in hitting IMDB to make sure I had the synopsis of "Armageddon" right, I read the plotline:
A Texas sized asteroid is discovered less than a month before impact!!!!
Cumong man! Did they think we was stoopid with that one?!
|4 days 10 hours ago||Shit like the Oroville Dam||
Shit like the Oroville Dam comment is why we need a multiple neg feature on this blog! I want to be able to be able to downvote a comment commensurate with its stupidity, not just a regular "I disagree" downvote.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Where to start on||
Where to start on golf?
Jordan Speith just turned 23 or something, and he's not alone, just the most accomplished of his peers. I go to the range at my local club and it's full almost all the time, with everything from grandparents to 20-somethings to HS kids to peewees with their dads.
4-5 hours on a Saturday (on a nice day anyway) is a drag to you?! What the Hell would you rather be doing? And by all means please do that instead, so my round may only take 4 hours (minus watching you search for your ball every other hole!)
|4 days 21 hours ago||NTTAWWT||
|1 week 18 hours ago||Celebrating the Maize & Blue||
Celebrating the Maize & Blue tonight -
|1 week 18 hours ago||WINNAH!!!||
|1 week 1 day ago||Ok, the guy has died from the||
Ok, the guy has died from the police gunshot wounds - now can you contain yourself from laughing at it?
Y'know, some things just aren't funny, nor appropriate to joke about. And you can call people who tell you that sjw or whatever makes you happy. But that don't make it not true...
|1 week 2 days ago||I think you got||
I think you got auto-corrected there, pardner - It's Pete now
|1 week 3 days ago||A penis with YUGE ears||
A penis with YUGE ears
|1 week 3 days ago||Again, there is a time and||
Again, there is a time and place for perspective and objectivity - but THIS IS NOT THAT TIME, THIS IS NOT THAT PLACE!!!
And Swenson was nothing like this. Offered by previous staff, declined multiple offers to get to know and show himself to the new staff. So not only a lame ass attempt to be objective, but wrong about it too!
|1 week 3 days ago||Clearly you DON'T dislike||
Clearly you DON'T dislike Saban "as much as the next guy" or you wouldn't be seeking to introduce perspective to this thread!
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't think his ears would||
I don't think his ears would fit in that easily... Dumbo has ear envy of that guy!
|1 week 3 days ago||This content - this post has||
This content - this post has 17 replies prior to this one.
Imagine a player comparison of this type for football - Hell, even if it was for an OL. It'd break the site.
Or the post above this, about chances to make the tourney - again 502.
I don't know that anything short of a deep tourney run is gonna get people back emotionally involved with the Beilein program. Too "lose to osu, beat msu by 30" for most people's emotional well-being... I like to have a reasonable expectation what performance I'm gonna see, based on past performance.
|1 week 3 days ago||I dunno, I think maybe you||
I dunno, I think maybe you kinda did speak for everone else...
|1 week 4 days ago||It'll sound more like Roow||
It'll sound more like Roow the Booat in Minny
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm sorry, did I miss it? No||
I'm sorry, did I miss it? No info on the 2020 cycle?
What kind of "update" is that?!
|1 week 5 days ago||Unfortunately I don't have a||
Unfortunately I don't have a job which allows me to read & reply to Mgoposts while working, so I had to wander away from this scintillating debate and get something I get paid for done.
As a result many fine points were made in response to my 1/85 comment, which I was unable to reply to in a timely fashion. I am likely shouting into the void now, as yesterday's posts are yesterday's news. But I'll try to briefly address some of the more interesting disagreements:
Most were reasonable, but as the debate began with a poster decrying the idea that scholarship athletes aren't already well compensated, I can only describe the value gained by a University in relation to the scholarship athletes. Obviously there can be no greater value than a Kovacs or Glasgow, who paid their own way into Michigan for several seasons while contributing at high levels. This does not suggest or even imply that each scholarship football player is entitled to 1/85 of the money the FB team earned. It simply says those players that accepted the football scholarships the University chose to offer have contributed in a measurable way to earning the school that money.
A list of reserve OL etc intended to disprove this point a) willfully disregards the players who were on the field making crucial contributions (no Darboh, no Peppers, no M. Cole); and b) blatanty ignores that I said "1/85 in varying degress," Now THAT'S what Red Herring actually means!
Another continued to attempt to assess how much value graduates contribute to the University for the many years after they stop attending. No debate there, it just isn't the same as trying to compare the average tuition paying student to the student-athlete. One is a replaceable part - the school would not greatly suffer if you, I or our children chose to go elsewhere. There are exponential numbers more applicants than spots in each new class, "next!" But if the players deemed worthy of receiving athletic scholarships choose to go elsewhere, the product of athletics suffers - potentially greatly depending on the athlete.
Then there are the dual questions of how the money brought in by athletics is dispersed - i.e. does it really help the school as a whole?; and what if Michigan just stopped playing high level D-1 athletics, would the school as a whole suffer?
The University of Chicago seems to have survived just such a decision, so I'd say yes to the second part. As for the first, the University should definitely use those millions in such a way as to benefit the school and ALL students, and that could include greater stipends for those earning those monies on the field. BUT it isn't really what we began debating at all, and isn't relevant to the discussion of whether athletes should be granted additional compensation. The AD keeping most of the money only reinforces that point to my view.
And finally, as to the person who says Bowl officials are an important part of this money making machine - FUCK THAT!!! Talk about replaceable parts?! There's a wild amount of cash that could be helping ALL students and student athletes, not lining the pocket of guys wearing ugly blazers!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Well, my memory betrayed me||
Well, my memory betrayed me in one sense:
|1 week 6 days ago||I ain't takin anybody's word||
I ain't takin anybody's word over my own memory!
|1 week 6 days ago||I must've forgotten Brady's||
I must've forgotten Brady's pick six vs osu in '99. I remember last Sunday's though - and he got the W anyway!