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|3 days 21 hours ago||Advice from Dad||
When I was single, I came home from work to find two voicemails. One from a cousin saying she wanted to set me up with a friend who would be perfect. The other was from a very cute girl I had met a few months earlier who had been dating a friend of mine. She said she thought she saw me on the subway that day, went over to me to say hi, then realized it wasn't me, but it got her thinking that she should give me a call.
When I spoke to my dad that night, I asked him whom I should call back first.
His advice, "call the girl from the summer back first." Why? "It's obviously a BS story...if she went through that much trouble to find you and come up with a story, that's the one."
He was right, we were married about a year later and have been together for more than 20 years.
BTW, my dad was also right about the subway story being BS...she finally fessed up on our 10th anniversary
|3 days 21 hours ago||I got similar but different advice||
"Do you really want to go to Dartmouth, Duke or MIT? If you liked Michigan the best, go there and don't look back."
|4 days 18 hours ago||In-N-Out||
I've had it in LA, Las Vegas and Austin, TX...same quality burger every time, like it should be. I like the customization available at 5 guys (grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, relish, BBQ sauce) but its always a mess.
I feel gross leaving 5 Guys...I feel happy leaving I-N-O
|4 days 18 hours ago||At my desk||
|1 week 6 days ago||I love my 911 C4S Cab||
(nothing beats a 4wd convertible for year round enjoyment) but I do think that new Mercedes AMG GT looks like a very nice ride...might have to give that a test drive after the summer is over.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||My law firm experience||
Wasn't what got me the job, I spent a decade in-house at a big investment bank and then at the largest asset manager responsible for hedge funds and private equity funds.
I did some exciting things during the financial crisis with the Fed and US Treasury at my last job but working for a stand alone hedge fund exposes me to more day to day managment issues which is more engaging.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Since you asked...||
General counsel for a hedge fund
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Courts could view the NLI as a contract of adhesion, no?||
I mean the terms of the contract are not negotiable at all and there is a clear difference in bargaining power between the two parties.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Woundn't the likely path be||
for Weber to seek injunctive relief, perhaps a temporay restraining order that would prevent OSU/NCAA from enforcing the LOI?
It's been a long time since I was a litigator, but the damage to Weber seems immediate and irreversable if he is forced to enroll at OSU and made to wait until the process plays out.
|18 weeks 20 hours ago||Can I upvote the entire blog?||
As other have said above, this blog has proven to be both an agent for change (bye bye Brandon) as well as a responsible citizen/journalist which performed a vital function of keeping us informed on a timely basis...and not just throwing out random but potentially juicy rumors. Brian and team did a wonderful job of not falling prey to chasing clicks/eyeballs by becoming rumour central.
Love the job you did. My beveled guilt is on the way.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Was he responsible for all the off-color Maize||
we've seen over the past few years?
Not a great job if he was.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||So...JH is now Schrodinger's Coach?||
I hope that's an endowed position.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||shouldn't we be looking for experienced hires only?||
In all seriousness, while I guess Herman could develop into a top HC, I want to believe that Michigan doesn't need to train someone to be a HC...and take the risk that he can't do it.
Herman might be Willy E. Coyote Super Genius, but excellence in one or more areas (recruiting, calling plays, etc.) may not translate into the organizational, motivational and leadership qualities that I believe make a great head coach.
I don't need my HC to be/have been a great position coach or coordinator...he needs the best staff possible so that he can delegate play calling and technique training to them if need be.
The HC sets the tone, chooses the direction of the program and gets everyone to march in time. I believe that Michigan needs to pick a candidate who has done that on a consistent basis with continuous success as the result.
That's my guy. I just don't know what his name is, yet.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I think we all misheard him...||
I think he said "Leaders and best"...
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Wish you the best||
As well as the grace to handle whatever it is you will be dealing with.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not even sure how to interpret that...||
If JH was 100% sure of coming to UM, then does this mean it's only 99%...hence more difficult?
If he was 50/50 does it mean he now is leaning against coming to UM?
Where is the starting point and how much more difficult is it now? Without those parameters, Sam's statement is somewhat meaningless, no?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||CC: Hologram of Bo||
I mean if they can bring back 2Pac to sing at a concert...why not Bo to coach the team?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I thought it was Mio Liquid Water Enhancer||
that affected everything
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think roses come by the ream||
...but I may have forgotten, it's been so long since we went to Pasadena. ;-)
|21 weeks 4 days ago||But that is my underlying question||
when the entire population of decision makers has changed over the past few month, from UM's president, to AD, to Head Coach to the entire staff...where do these "connections" lie?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||About Sam Webb||
I think we all appreciate his insight into UM recruiting. That, however, is based on creating relationships with the recruits themselves. When I think back to his inside scoops or "gut feelings" I believe they are based on what recruits have told him not what coaches/administrators think.
I have to question his status as an insider to the "program" though. With whom, exactly, does he have the inside relationships with? The Head Coach who is no longer at the school? The assistant coaches who are out there right now looking for their next jobs and would know nothing that is non-public? The former AD who is selling pizzas somewhere? The current AD, with whom any one of us likely has as good a relationship with as Sam does?
So at what level of the "program" does Sam have these great contacts that give him insight into the head coach hiring process?
On the other side of the fence, there are so many conflicting stories about what JH is thinking from "those close to him" that those anonymous sources should be discounted entirely. People have a tendency to inflate their own importance...someone may think they are a trusted JH confidant and may tell others that they are, but only JH knows for sure. Sam may trust someone who looks like they would be in a position to know, but as others on the board have pointed out, there are lots of those sources out there.
Reading tea leaves is fun and all when it comes to recruiting and Sam is as good if not better than the rest, but call me skeptical when it comes to insight into an extremely closely held head coach hiring process.
Just one man's opinion.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I like this guy||
I thought he was direct and honest in his approach and quite sensitive to the realities of the situation...to fans it's about wins and losses, but there are people involved whose lives will change as a result of this decision and you need to be thoughtful in your approach.
Mr. Hackett seems to get it. I hope he hires a great coach.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you for being a mensch||
seemed like a stand up guy who really loved the school and program. It clearly did not work out, but it is still sad to see someone have their dream job taken away from them. Best of luck in the future Brady.
|22 weeks 15 hours ago||That's what I named my daughter too, so who did it first?||
My daughter was born in 2000.
|23 weeks 16 hours ago||But no problems with double posting, right?||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty sure that||
you're not getting "in the middle of a family squabble"...you're just a Michigan fan posting on a website commenting (or abstaining) on the breach of trust by a former Michigan athlete's family.
If you some how insert yourself into the bankruptcy proceedings or assist Jack in pursuing remedies against his parents for apparent fraud (or defending his parents against such claims)...then you're getting in the middle, no?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with your "national view"||
But to be fair, how important can youth and inexperienced bigs be when Kentucky is a run-away #1 pick with 11 FR and SO and 4 of their 5 "bigs" are in that group?
IMO, it seems less about experience and more about perceived talent. UM fans believe in Coach B and his ability to continue to spot underrated talent and coach-up players...but that doesn't mean that we will be ranked accordingly.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Boy, I hate those lunch mobs||
I wouldn't acknowledge them at all.
That said, I'm not sure what you're "honking" at...
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Isn't this OT?||
And shouldn't it be labeled as such?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Shit, there goes my Dave||
Shit, there goes my Dave Brandon Halloween costume tonight...guess I'll have to find another duche bag to dress up as instead
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