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|1 day 8 hours ago||I found a way to get us more||
I found a way to get us more tiny flags. There were banners of Big Ten West teams all around Michigan Stadium so i ran up there and grabbed them. Maybe Wisconsin will complain in like 20 years when they visit next but who thinks there will be a Big Ten or football or a world in 20 years?
So: we have tiny flags again. Tiny flag shortage over. Sorry some of them are purple.
|1 day 11 hours ago||1386...||
|1 day 15 hours ago||Notre Dame has released a||
Notre Dame has released a statement assuring the public that this one is at least 82% real.
|2 days 1 hour ago||If you guessed this is why we||
If you guessed this is why we stopped playing you...don't win because there is no more winning, just the darkness.
|2 days 8 hours ago||3 Players taking medicals?||
Edited it because crazy speculation from misunderstood context, and I find speculation on players who won't be here next year distasteful.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Well we planned to kill it||
Well we planned to kill it off but now the thread has infinite lives, god mode enabled, holds every item in Castlevania II, and skipped to the last boss.
[EDIT: Okay so on googling I got the castlevania code confused with the fake ending one]
|3 days 2 hours ago||ADC: DB-less Domino's on the rise||
We look stupid when a bunch of people criticize Brandon's tenure at Domino's and get key facts incorrect. I've let the threads stick but it's getting ridiculous, and there are not enough people with knowledge of the pizza business around to refute falsehoods properly.
Since it's super OT just gonna nix the thread this time. DB's old business isn't off limits because his success there absolutely has informed his approach to Michigan, but considering all the calls to fire him from the board and this site in general I'd like to at least be able to say we didn't encourage false crap like "Domino's is so great now that he's gone" to be attached to him.
|3 days 3 hours ago||This is just false, man. He||
This is just false, man. He wasn't forced out. He turned that business from a family-owned business with a too-strong culture (and a nut at the top) to a successful IPO. He brought a professional culture to a company sorely in need of it. It's probably accurate to say that trying to duplicate that success at a non-profit was the key to his failure at Michigan, but you can't argue his tenure as CEO was anything less than anyone with an interest in that company (including as a consumer) would want.
They've got a whole different corporate culture now: instead of being this closed off cheap pizza factory who make their delivery people wear stupid clothes they focus on being super transparent.
Give credit where due. It makes the criticism more believable.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Are you sure he's||
Are you sure he's gone?
|3 days 3 hours ago||I'm close to nixing this||
I'm close to nixing this thread because so many others like it have popped up. Also contributing Domino's success to losing Brandon is just incorrect. You know I'd take an opportunity to knock DB if it was worthwhile, but the fact is that Brandon was involved in their decision to revamp the core product and took the Michigan job right after they launched it. As for profitability, that has a lot to do with their CFO (who was there when Brandon was), who is one of the smartest dudes out there. Wheat has been at historic lows for 4 years, and that's helping all pizza businesses but that CFO got way out in front of the market in 2010. There was a WSJ article about it a few months later because it was one of the biggest examples of major futures moving at a long term high.
|3 days 3 hours ago||IDDQD||
|3 days 3 hours ago||Fun fact: if you type that||
Fun fact: if you type that into Mike Tyson's garage door keypad he'll come out and fight you.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Just a heads up: if you go||
Just a heads up: if you go into sportswriting you may find yourself professionally bound to watch Appalachian State games that don't involve Michigan, and Michigan State games that do.
|3 days 4 hours ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/m|
|3 days 4 hours ago||the wife and I still show||
the wife and I still show people the 29/31 and "this party took a turn for the douche" videos at like every YouTube-enabled social event.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Well played, internet. Well||
Well played, internet. Well played.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Fooorrrward down the||
Fooorrrward down the fiiiiiieeeeeld....
|3 days 4 hours ago||Sorry it was me. I shoulda||
Sorry it was me. I shoulda noted it in here. I moved it to the board because it wasn't diary material.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Post||
Let's all talk about how posts are cool. Posts have swag. I'd like it if posts were actually titled with reference to what's in the thread, and not just some player's name you want to talk about.
|3 days 10 hours ago||They'll support a new guy.||
They'll support a new guy. With Rodriguez some of them (certainly not all) felt their former assistant coaches weren't treated well. Ron English was particularly vocal in his disdain of Rodriguez, and you can't exactly fault all the defensive backs who played for English for agreeing that Tony Gibson didn't know what the hell he was doing.
That situation was handled so badly internally. Rodriguez figured former players were behind him; he didn't realize he needed to reach out to them specifically, and normally he wouldn't have except for other forces working on them.
Todd (and that's who you're talking about) is an awesome dude who wants Michigan to be awesome more than anything. Maybe lighten up on a guy who supported a former assistant he knew and respected personally.
|3 days 10 hours ago||You're being overly harsh and||
You're being overly harsh and risk giving people the wrong impression. Their CEO gets $400k a year, less than a lot of cancer charities a tenth of its size, and they spend generally a smaller % of their money on administration stuff.
The thing they've come under fire for is they promote early screening a lot more than they give money to research. They specifically got on peoples' bad sides when they temporarily pulled funding to planned parenthood.
They are NOTHING like the NCAA, which is a massive federation of multi-$billion sports leagues that keeps up a pretense of being a nonprofit athletic organizing body for purposes of tax evasion. I agree that teams do the pink thing more to look like they're doing something than the actual doing of things. The charity it goes to, at least, is a B or B+.
|3 days 14 hours ago||and by "Yes" I mean "Not||
and by "Yes" I mean "Not anymore."
|3 days 14 hours ago||Wait until midterms and see||
Wait until midterms and see which MSU students failed their blue books. There's your list of suspects.
|3 days 14 hours ago||My favorite part of Infinite||
My favorite part of Infinite Jest was when DFW wrote out that list of things you learn in a halfway house. My favorite among them: awful people don't think they're being awful; they believe everyone else is.
I've known Brian long enough to be certain of the fact that his strongest political partisanship is anti-partisanship. There certainly are people who let their poltiics dictate everything they think, and these are the people you hear constantly ascribing partisanship as someone else's motivation.
The lesson here--and you seem like somebody in particular need of it--is the bad things we think about people tend to be more applicable to ourselves.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Well the OT isn't eligible||
Well the OT isn't eligible but that is only because he is wearing an ineligible Number.
It's not distance. You are allowed to have only seven men on the line of scrimmage, no more no less. The other four are in the backfield. Everyone in the backfield is an eligible receiver. It doesn't matter if that guy lines up next the sideline or right next to the quarterback. You are also allowed to have one guy in the backfield go in motion before the play although he can't move toward The line of scrimmage unless he plays for Air Force.
The two men on the ends on the line of scrimmage are also eligible receivers although in all other ways they have to follow the same rules as linemen. For example if they budge before the snap it's a false start. Again it doesn't matter if they are next to the tackles or lined up wide. If you have a wide receiver on the line of scrimmage and a tight end on the same side also on the line of scrimmage, the tight end is not an eligible receiver.
When I label my diagrams I try to keep the X (split end) and Y as guys on the line of scrimmage and the Z (flanker) and slot back in the backfield.
On the play that you asked about, they had to cover the slot receiver (Y) in order to have the Z receiver be allowed to go in motion.
|1 week 1 day ago||At the link is the breakdown||
At the link is the breakdown and my explanation of how I scored those. I just tried to copy that for you and screwed up my file. But those things are separate from wins. Longevity, familiarity with Michigan, likely to leave, ethical, good person.
|1 week 2 days ago||All of our ads are either||
All of our ads are either Google (doubleclick) or networks or direct sales, and none of those should be running popups. We have ton of system security (having survived direct attacks) that Brian can speak to. From an ads standpoint though, I've never sold nor been paid for anything that pops up or does anything but sit in its ad spot.
|1 week 4 days ago||You got to write the||
You got to write the basketball preview.
|1 week 5 days ago||I used my username||
I used my username
|1 week 6 days ago||How not to meet a football player||
I had a creative writing class where we broke into tables of 4 and everyone had to read each others' papers and comment on them, except the first week of that my table had 3 because someone missed class.
This just happened to be the period when I thought I had to challenge myself by writing about types of people I wasn't familiar with. So for this I wrote short story about a poor black Detroit high school quarterback whose highlight reel was due to secret magical powers that he barely knew how to use and which made him ravenously hungry relative to how big of a thing it was he did. It was an awful story made putrid by my some of my attempts at characterization actually being really bad stereotypes.
The fourth person at my table showed up the day I had to share my story with them. Since it's in this thread you can probably guess where this is going. DeWayne Patmon kindly took my story from my mortified hands, and returned it for the next class with a lot of thoughtful criticisms and insights, including a bit of good advice I've kept since: write about what you know.
(His story, passed around a couple weeks later, was about characters in a massive tornado and I don't remember the rest because its plot got jumbled in my mind with that of Twister)