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|17 weeks 6 days ago||Please consider giving to Direct Relief over UNICEF||
Great thread. My father runs an NGO in Nepal and because of this I've travelled and studied the country extensively. First off, I'd like to say that giving is clearly better than not giving at a time when the country clearly needs help, but not all NGO's in Nepal are equal in terms of how they spend their money and how much good they actually do on the ground.
For background, there are anywhere between 5,000-60,000 NGO's operating in Nepal and only 191 cities/ municipalities. Clearly not all of the NGO's there are legit and most of them even the big well-known ones (UNICEF and Save the Children) do little more than sit in vast compounds on the outskirts of Katmandu and conduct study after study. I'm happy to go into details if anyone is interested, but after meeting with UNICEF and Save the Children in Nepal, I will personally never give another dime to them. I'd rather have my money go to a charity that is actively feeding, housing, educating the population that they're supposed to be helping.
I also have mixed feeling about the Red Cross. They are better mobilized to do the heavy lifting on the ground that needs to be done, but their record is far from spotless.
I'm giving to Direct Relief because they have a team mobilized in the country and a good track record of delivering medical relief in disasters. My father's NGO is also setting up a fund that I plan to give to, but I'm not posting any info on this as I would rather recommend Direct Relief since I have no ties to them.
|38 weeks 16 hours ago||Gene Chizik. He was lucky he had Malzahn.||
Gene Chizik. He was lucky he had Malzahn.
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|38 weeks 3 days ago||Mora has benefited a ton from USC sanctions||
Mora has had a cake-walk recruiting against a weakened USC (post-season ban, scholarship limits, post-Kiffen mess) and I'm not sure if any of his success is sustainable or more importantly repeatable at Michigan. I've watched most of UCLA's games this year and they've underwhelmed consistently with the exception of the USC game. Last week's loss to Stanford was abysmal. I think this is a dangerous hire because his 3-year track record at UCLA could well be a blip and there isn't anything else on his resume to go on.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah I hate this situation||
Yeah I hate this situation too.
Pre-Michigan, Nuss was definitely one of the top up and coming coordinators in college FB likely to land a big HC job in the near future. He was seriously considered for the Washington job last year and many insiders preferred him to Peterson. I would put him on the short-list of candidates for any HC vacancies.
That said, I don't know how we can hire him given the offensive debacle this year. I don't blame him for much of it since it is far too small a sample size and we don't know what constraints he's working with. He's only had spring and fall to try and install a new offense with players he didn't recruit and is just getting to know. He's working with a group of assistants who he hasn't worked with before and who may be grossly incompetent. It's a pretty tall order.
I feel like if Hoke and staff goes (which I'm personally ready for), Nuss is going to be the one that will go on to have a ton of success and it will sicken me that we let him go...
|1 year 3 days ago||Totally fine to be upset||
Totally fine to be upset about her broadcasting, but the joke in the original title thread was about her being a woman and that's what I reacted to.
|1 year 3 days ago||I know you're just trying to||
I know you're just trying to make a joke, but your thread title hints at sexism which isn't cool. I get it they're women and there are hardly any women who do play-by-play, so they must be the same...
You don't have to like Beth Mowins or Pam Ward, but give them a little respect.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||+ 1 for Twin Peaks||
Would that make Dave Brandon Bob?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||IMO - These are the least||
IMO - These are the least revolting of the alternative uniformz they've inflicted on us. I want to freak out because NO MAIZE PANTS and all, but I find this way less revolting than any of the previous attempts. I guess this feels like Stockholm syndrome.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I agree. I don't think that||
I agree. I don't think that we can become an elite football nation without elite cheers. Outlaw chants are weak. They need to spend some time at Yost.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Add another 20-40k for camp income||
Keep in mind that in addition to base salary, there are also other benefits that frequently come with coaching gigs. Tennis camps are hugely lucrative and head coaches can usually bank on an additional 20-40k coming through this stream in the summer when school isn't in session.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||re: men's tennis||
I don't know about water polo, but in re: to men's tennis making the tournament isn't good enough. The ncaa field is 64 and the women's program is consistently top ten and wins the big ten regularly. There's no reason that the men should be barely making the tournament and not in the running for a big ten championship (dominated by Illinois and then Ohio State in recent years). Michigan has tradition and a top tier tennis facility. The only thing Michigan tennis has stacked against it is cold weather, but that's an issue for all big ten schools.
I'm actually happy to see Brandon make these kind of moves. Head coaches pay is ridiculous even in non-revenue sports and when you have the facilities and tradition that Michigan has finishing middle of the big ten year should never cut it. The expectation for revenue and non-revenue sports should be the same and a lot of the coaches that he's gotten rid of simply didn't show that much improvement year over year.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Rivals Top Dual-Threat Quarterback?||
Vince Howard was unbelievable for East Dillon. I'm still upset Michigan couldn't pry him out of Texas.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You could make the same claim||
You could make the same claim re: player development about anyone on staff during the Carroll years. They had a ton of 5* kids and a ton of success, so that naturally equals a lot of players drafted. He is a good recruiter and did play a part in bringing in that talent, but I know that the last two years at USC (2012 & 2013) he completely lost the team. I had friends on the team and they didn't just dislike the guy, they hated him and it wasn't isolated to them. The whole team hated his guts. Kiffen would be a terrible decision for Michigan right now.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Mike Norvell (ASU)||
Mike Norvell (ASU)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||No thanks. He doesn't work well with people.||
Lane did well for USC when he was surrounded by many other coaches as an assistant, but he lacks player development skills that are necessary for success at the college level. USC tanked the past two seasons prior to his firing because he was so unlikeable. His players at USC hated him and didn't start playing again until he was out. With so much development to do, he would be disastrous at Michigan.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Why do you think this would||
Why do you think this would be a great hire? Besides his past two seasons at UCLA, Mazzone has been fired at every stop after 2-3 years. His resume reminds me a lot of Borges...
I'd be more interested in Mike Norvell from ASU than Mazzone.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Yes lots of teams do this||
Yes lots of teams do this now. I know the USC men's tennis team has done this in the past too.
Here's an article that was written on olympic teams training with the seals.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||He tweeted his support for||
He tweeted his support for the team before the Syracuse game, so I don't think it's theoretical that he roots for Michigan.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Trey Burke fights on the side||
Trey Burke fights on the side that fights for the living!
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Not true. Michigan has more||
Not true. Michigan has more NBA level talent.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Thank you! This is more funny||
Thank you! This is more funny and less offensive to me now.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Am I missing something about the caption?||
While I'm fully enjoying OSU's implosion, I just don't feel great about mixing this in with a "Hello" post. This is a great recruit to land and it just feels wrong to use this as an opportunity to work in another OSU dig. Please let me know if I am missing something obvious.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||watching the fallout...||
watching the fallout... priceless.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I would just like to add||
it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault!
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Van Persie is a decent||
Van Persie is a decent striker. Unfortunately he gets injured a lot.
What striker do you suggest they buy? There isn't a plethora of world-class strikers on the market (see Liverpool paying through the nose for Andy Carroll). Chamakh looked to be a good purchase this summer, but he never settled in the squad. As far as goal-keepers go, Szczesny is young and has been solid. Money would be much better spent adding some brutes to the midfield and on defense.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||All Abramovich cares about is||
All Abramovich cares about is winning the champions league. Even if Chelsea won the premiership this year, I'm pretty sure Ancelotti would still be out.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||It's not choking when you||
It's not choking when you have a squad with significantly less depth. Arsenal wouldn't even compete with the likes of Man U, Chelsea and now Man City if not for Arsene Wenger. I'm not an Arsenal fan though, so I would love for Kroenke to fire him and watch them plummet out of the top 4.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Oregon, Oregon State and||
Oregon, Oregon State and Washington regularly sell-out their stadiums. By comparison the Big Ten can probably depend on Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin to regularly sell-out. I agree that the Big Ten has more rabid fans, but it's not that lop-sided.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||There is no nice way to say||
There is no nice way to say this - Locker does not even have average "smarts." Even the local Seattle media pretty much admit this.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Because he's Socrates