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|1 week 1 day ago||Nah, credit is wonderful. The||
Nah, credit is wonderful. The economy would pretty much collapse without it. It's the financial literacy and the poor decision making that is the problem. Pay your statement balances in full each month, collect your points or cash back, and you'll be better off by hundreds or thousands more $ per year than if you had paid cash.
|1 week 1 day ago||I use an Amex as a primary||
I use an Amex as a primary card and other cards as backup for places that don't take Amex. There are some small individual shops, restaurants and taxis that don't do Amex. But on the whole, I probably get 95% of the dollar volume of my expenses on my Amex. Might be more of a problem in small towns.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not sure what that means.||
Not sure what that means. Speight's fine because he played kinda meh but it was against a quality D?
Sure, our defense figures to be excellent if guys stay healthy, even given the inexperience. But if the long term goal is to win the B1G and contend for national championships then you need a QB who can perform at least fairly well against a very good D. Maybe Speight can do that; but if so he still needs to prove it.
|1 week 3 days ago||That makes some sense. My||
That makes some sense. My question then is, what's the risk that customers go there for activities but don't open their wallets for products? Because then you're Chuckie Cheese. Take Best Buy, a lot of people use it as a glorified showroom to ogle tech products and then use QR readers or their phones to just buy online anyway from the cheapest vendor. Now, total $ cost of toys is usually less than electronics so total savings online is often less and so less incentive to postpone in the moment. Also, kids, toys, now! I mean, I think you're on the right track, but it is definitely a tricky challenge to manage when online wins (or is perceived to win) on price.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yep. Occam's razor. If I want||
Yep. Occam's razor. If I want to buy a toy right now, I type amazon.com into my browser and with Prime Now I get free same day delivery on a ton of stuff. More appealing option than getting in my car and driving to a mall.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Eh. We brought back Kugler as||
Eh. We brought back Kugler as a 5th year who has hardly played. Drake Johnson and Isaac figure to be like 4th and 5th stringers yet are back as 5th/6th. Tried to get a 6th for Clark who wasn't really a starter. There's value to experienced depth if they can at least be on the 2 deep. I get where you are coming from on the older guys, but you might be overvaluing all of these new recruits. You've already got Anthony and Singleton ahead other guys, based on...their recuiting profiles? Sure, JBB is pretty meh, but a guy who starts games as a sophomore and is rumored to at least be in competition for a starting spot and certainly on the 2 deep as a junior isn't the type of guy who gets kicked to the curb as a senior.
On the flip side, there will be unanticipated attrition and depth chart losses.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||#2 in people's hearts and||
#2 in people's hearts and maybe even in ticket revenue at some point circa Ellerbe/Amaker. It's never been close to basketball in total revenue since cable $ really started flowing ~30 years ago. You can sell out Yost for a season and have no one go to a game at Crisler all season and the basketball TV contract $ is still significantly more than what hockey generates. The money in college sports is in TV and licensing and hockey never had the former. To some extent it drove the latter, in A^2 and on campus particularly, but for the wider non-student fanbase, it's a minor factor overall.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||No disrespect to the hockey||
No disrespect to the hockey program, but to my recollection, it generates something like $3 million in revenue compared to maybe $150 million for the AD as a whole so 2%. Maybe 3%. All of the other sports, including baseball and women's hoops etc are maybe 5% or so of total revenue generation. It's really two sports and the gap between football and men's basketball is massive too. Also, hockey has above average expenses so if you want to look at a per sport net operating profit it is not that much above break even.
Unless maybe you want to allocate a bunch of the licensing and TV revenue that's not directly sport specific to hockey, but I don't that's really a driver for where that money comes from.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'd guess you'll see a little||
I'd guess you'll see a little more playing time transfer attrition soon. Most of the guys we've lost under Harbaugh so far have been 5th years or behavior issues. But one consequence of having two large classes in a row is that you wind up with 63 guys who are freshman/sophomores in 2017. Normally, you can look to more juniors/seniors graduating to free up playing time in the future, but given that our roster is so young that may not be the case at some spots. Some of the guys who are 3rd string will be behind guys with similar eligibility and they'll probably look for easier opportunities to play elsewhere once the competition has settled. Not the worst thing in the world, the best players play and you'll see a more even distribution across classes.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Mark Richt David Shaw Phil||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Rockets and Clips. He was a||
Rockets and Clips. He was a serviceable NBA starter. Dude's game definitely was better as a pro than he was as a college guy, for the most part.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ha ha. Rich McIver. So many||
Ha ha. Rich McIver. So many memories. Calip actually evolved into a good player by the end of hte year but he wasn't a B1G first option type.
Eric Riley had to be the skinniest motherfucker in history.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I used to hang out at the||
I used to hang out at the pool hall in the Union back then and would alway see Makhtar up in there getting grub in the basement. Wendys, Little Caesars, Subway. Probably not the best diet plan.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Right. In 89 we needed him||
Right. In 89 we needed him for depth especially after Kirk Taylor blew out his knee. Sad, dude was a baller and was never the same. Anyway, Pelinka played a bit role, pretty minor. The 1990 team returned basically everybody except Glen Rice (huge exception obviously) and so there wasn't much playing time. We also added Michael Talley and Tony Tolbert who were more highly regarded recruits than Pelinka had been. Especially Talley, who had been Mr. Basketball in Michigan. Pelinka had a knee issue or something too so anyway he didn't play in 89-90 and redshirted. Pelinka played some (based on my 25 year old memory) in 90-91 which was the team w/o much talent led by Demetrious Calip that was in between the guys from 89 and then the Fab 5 but even on that relatively talentless NIT team he was a role player at most. About the same during the Fab 5's freshman year but he was more effective as a role player who could spot up. By 92-93, was was really the top perimeter sub during the Fab 5 sophomore year where he played real minutes. Could hit a 3 and good FT shooter.
Completely different skillset as a 2, so this is probably a bad comparison. But maybe in terms of performance, talent and impact to a Final Four team, you could kind of equate his role in 93 to maybe 2013 Jordan Morgan. More famous for his agent stuff but still worth remembering as a player if you've been following M basketball for that long.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||There goes his chance at ever||
There goes his chance at ever playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I feel like Outkast never||
I feel like Outkast never quite got the respect that they deserved, maybe not from a critical standpoint, but in terms of mainstream and radio attention.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Eh. We're not a true blue||
Eh. We're not a true blue blood program but I'm not sure that I agree men's basketball doesn't have a tradition of excellence. Mens hoops has won as many national championships and been to more national championship games (4 vs 2) than softball if you compare both during the period since Hutchins took over. In a sport with 10 times the depth of quality competition and parity than softball has. That's not a knock on the softball program which is fantastic, but I think you might be selling the history of the basketball program short because your fandom coincides with a lot of the dark years.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Your point about it only||
Your point about it only being February 9th is a good one. I wonder what will transpire over the next month between 2/9 and 3/9?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Right, your decisions aren't||
Right, your decisions aren't good when wasted. Which is why you figure out a plan before you get totally hammered whether it be having a sober buddy, taxi etc so that neither you nor anyone in your party is driving home drunk. Pretty basic stuff.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Not illegal, but I don't||
Not illegal, but I don't agree with that not being immoral. Being drunk in the passenger seat is fine, if the driver is sober. If the driver's drunk, both driver and passenger should have known that calling an Uber was the right play. There are some basic rules to having a night of drunken fun without screwing it up for the rest of the world and he violated one of them.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||8 for 12 on commit, high, and||
8 for 12 on commit, high, and very high.
2 for 12 on the moderates and low with just Ruiz and DPJ.
Just at a glance, this suggest that there are certain guys that we know there is strong mutual interest (obviously), but that past that it's a guessing game and a lot changes before signing day.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||Apples and oranges. The||
Apples and oranges. The salaries for an NFL star QB (in real dollars) back then are table scraps compared to what Brady has earned. Guys back then had to have real jobs after football and sometimes out of season for football.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Or...he could lie in bed all||
Or...he could lie in bed all day with Giselle and count his millions.
That's what I'd do if I were him, but I guess this is why he is the GOAT and I'm not.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Willie motherfucking||
Willie motherfucking McGinnest showing these motherfuckers that trophy. And the audio goes away.
F you Goodell.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm||
Guy's been in the NBA for 24 years now. Not seeing it.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Nah, offenses played well but||
Nah, offenses played well but there was a lot of horrible defense in that Rose Bowl. It wasn't a better played game than the Orange Bowl. Just prettier to watch because the quality of play was concentrated in the skill positions rather than the DLs.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||If you squint hard enough,||
If you squint hard enough, you can almost picture the fullback going into motion and shuffling to foreshadow the inevitable 2 yard run on first down.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe. It's not clear that we||
Maybe. It's not clear that we get voted in over a UW team that also had one loss, a conference championship and came off of a blowout win in their CCG against a team that we beat at home in less convincing fashion. I mean, maybe our wins and schedule were enough but conference championships do carry some weight and the records were the same. Finishing strong matters a lot in votes and they closed with big wins over WSU and CO and we're still finishing with an L in our last game in that scenario. We'll never know. Certainly we weren't getting in over any of the other 3 teams.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||RoJo was bad but kind of||
RoJo was bad but kind of cancelled out by Warren since both were 5 stars who went to the opposite school of the one that they were expected to choose. And while RoJo was a serviceable player and managed to be roster filler in the NFL for a bit, he didn't exactly light it up in college or with his cups of coffee in the NFL.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Travis Johnson. DL in 2000.||
Travis Johnson. DL in 2000. He infamously went to bed a Wolverine and woke up a Seminole on signing day. First round pick of the Texans. Capping a disappointing recruiting class during the good times that might have been the difference (along with special teams) between truly competing for a national championship in 2003/2004, or having 3 losses. There are probably worse examples that I am forgetting, but the combo of talent and how it went down was worse than any of the other examples mentioned in this thread.