I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|11 hours 22 min ago||Well, I think the Naked Mile||
Well, I think the Naked Mile got banned, but that used to be it for me. Now it's maybe Hash Bash? Cornell has Slope Day, Princeton once had the Nude Olympics.
You know, there may be something to the idea that many of these year-end celebrations that were traditions for decades started in the 1960s, with the collective desire by students of that generation to be free from repressive social norms, and then were crushed by university administration 30-40 years later, often by administrators from that same generation that started the traditions to begin with.
Here is a link to an article that discusses some traditions similar to the Naked Mile. Many seem connected to the end of the year. Many are now banned.
|11 hours 52 min ago||Is that Willie Meggs wearing||
Is that Willie Meggs wearing an FSU colored tie?
|12 hours 47 min ago||How you answer this question||
How you answer this question is really just a function of what your pre-existing belief is regarding the SEC.
There is not enough meaningful data on these teams to judge.
You could just as easily challenge the premise of your question than accept it. Mizzou went 5-7 last year, and did not play either Bama or Auburn in the regular season this year, where their biggest wins are against 8-4 ATM and 8-4 Georgia. ATM went 8-4 this year, and 10-2 last year, when they beat Bama. Aside from the Bama win, in 2012 ATM lost their other two tough SEC games, and their biggest conference win was over 8-5 Miss. State. This year ATM lost to every ranked conference team it played, and its biggest win was 8-4 Vandy.
|13 hours 40 sec ago||It is really hard to separate||
It is really hard to separate myth from reality regarding the quality of the SEC, because the media (especially ESPN, who has a vested interest) have helped shape perception, but there is also the fact that the SEC is 8-0 in BCS title games, 9-0 if you count the Bama-LSU rematch.
That type of success is what is at the root of the 'confirmatory bias' shown by the media.
|14 hours 49 min ago||Most of the details you would||
Most of the details you would need to know to make an assessment were not made public. I found it odd that the alleged victim could not identify him, but the sex was supposedly consensual per the defendant, making it unlikely the two knew one another prior to the encounter.
If I had to guess I would say no charges, due to the timing, and the presser. Were he to be charged, I would have expected the investigation to go into the new year.
|1 day 37 min ago||20 or 21 wins seems likely||
20 or 21 wins seems likely based on the remaining schedule, which may get M a 6 or 7 seed.
But I could seem an improvement on this prediction, considering injuries to McGary and Stauskus have hurt so far. There have been vast stretches of games this year, especially the UNC-C and Duke games, where the offense just looked so lost that I can just as well see a bubble year.
|1 day 56 min ago||If your idea of good taste is||
If your idea of good taste is meathead shit like BWW I can't help you, and that is not where I spent 7 years of my life.
|1 day 8 hours ago||OK, but over 28,000 people||
OK, but over 28,000 people are employed by the University, making the town dependent on the prestige and attraction of Ann Arbor as a college town. http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/ann-arbor-areas-25-largest-compa...
The more Ann Arbor resembles some anonymous suburban space like Columbus, Ohio, the less attractive it is, at least to me.
|1 day 8 hours ago||All I am saying is that if it||
All I am saying is that if it is going to be sold to private enterprise, said enterprise show a little bit of imagination, initiative, and taste.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Looked at a map, and that's||
Looked at a map, and that's right, as far as being on campus goes. South of the golf course has never been anything but industrial park/shopping center/box hotels. Discontinuous from campus, even if it is contiguous with it. But I don't know, would it kill anyone to open a brew pub/biergarten there, with another Zingerman's venture in the mix?
|1 day 11 hours ago||Ann Arbor is a college town,||
Ann Arbor is a college town, and we are talking about campus here. The Arbor Hills shops are more geared towards 30-something soccer moms. http://shoparborhills.com/
J. Jill, Lululemon, juice bars, a second Cafe Zola (which is actually pretty cool, at least in theory, but I have never been there). Nothing against that, especially as it is off campus, but it is not college town stuff.
Part of what makes Ann Arbor special to me is that it has places like Sweetwaters, Zingerman's, Dominick's, 8Ball that exist in Ann Arbor, and nowhere else, and are of Ann Arbor. When I was back for the Game I noticed chain or at least chain-looking bar/restaurants left and right, in between Main and State Street. Now, one or two of those places may serve some useful purpose, like drawing 100s of Buckeye fans away from the places I like to go, but there reaches a point where those places detract from the character of Ann Arbor.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Commerical developments in||
Commerical developments in that part of town have yielded things like Buffalo Wild Wings, or some other awful place geared towards servicing mouthbreathers visiting town for football games. It's not like a cool place is likely to move in. Let UofM have it and use it as a socialist indoctrination center, that would be more of a public service than another goddamn place like Buffalo Wild Wings.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Not close for me either. I||
Not close for me either. I will always remember where I was, what I was doing, when Michigan won in '89. Beating Ohio, even when they are favored, is not such an event.
|2 days 8 hours ago||DeBord was prone to similar||
DeBord was prone to similar Lazurus like performances within an otherwise moribund offensive output. For example, the 2008 Citrus Bowl, 2006 Notre Dame game, and 2006 Ohio game. This is the same team that put up 18 in the 2006 Rose Bowl, was held to 17 in the 2006 Penn State game, and struggled through an injury plagued 2007.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I once disagreed strongly||
I once disagreed strongly with these types of sentiments. But that was back when the Citrus Bowl had people whinging. And before Dave Brandon incorporated and monetized our traditions, and turned the Big House into a garish evocation of the football industrial complex.
|1 week 1 day ago||Brandon is a little late on||
Brandon is a little late on this. By the way, who do you think is spreading those rumors that Hoke may be fired? (If you guessed staff members of programs who are also recruiting Jabril Peppers, you win the prize!)
|1 week 1 day ago||I like it||
Reclaiming history from the end of the '94 Colorado game.
|1 week 4 days ago||The theory that Hoke is a||
The theory that Hoke is a "coordinator coach" only works insofar has his coordinator picks pan out. And if that's true it should be clear to Hoke he needs to make a change.
But Michigan's problems go beyond scheme. The 2013 team is to blocking what the 2010 team was to tackling.
|1 week 4 days ago||I hope he has a better||
I hope he has a better situation next year. I suppose the silver lining is that I can't imagine the line being worse (although without Scofield/Lewan it could be as bad, right?).
|1 week 4 days ago||It should be clear to anyone||
It should be clear to anyone by now that Miles to Michigan is just not going to happen. Folks have been saying that since the 2007 season; this is the Rumor that Won't Die.
|1 week 4 days ago||An interesting perspective.||
An interesting perspective. Having followed Michigan football throughout the 90s, it really wasn't until the '97 season that there was no longer this feeling of nostalgia for the 80s. In that decade, Michigan won two Rose Bowls, beat Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl, won five Big Ten titles. Bo also beat Notre Dame, Miami, Florida State, USC, and Nebraska, who were the other power programs from that era.
In the 90s, Michigan had four loss seasons from 1993 to 1996. That stretch was followed by ten win seasons from 1997 to 1999.
After the State game, I still had faith that Hoke was the guy, and expected improvement over the last four games. At this point it is clear to me that improvement is not going to happen this year, and what comes next is that Hoke has a 'must win' year where all the tough games are going to be on the road. Hard to be enthusiastic about those odds, I am afraid.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'll be there. First time at||
I'll be there. First time at the Game since 2005. But to be honest I am looking forward more to Zingerman's Roadhouse and drinking Bells than the Game. Two Hearted!!! W00000t. TWO FUCKING HEARTED!!!!!!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think what happened is that||
I think what happened is that Carter-Williams is further along than the Sixers thought he'd be, and they really do not need a mid-priced backup.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bot 4 together off Stubhub,||
Bot 4 together off Stubhub, which would have probably otherwise gone to the Bucks.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Had a Bell's Double Cream||
Had a Bell's Double Cream Stout last night. Wish there were more of that out here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Pete's Holiday Blend, it||
Pete's Holiday Blend, it being the AM still and all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Really? Grow the fuck up.||
Really? Grow the fuck up.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I think that is spot on re||
I think that is spot on re bullying destroying unity. It breeds resentment, reflects a lack of leadership, and, having been in many lockerrooms, winning teams do not do this. Separate and apart from that, an NFL lockerrom is a workplace, and Dolphins management has duties to its employees.
I never, ever thought I would be doing this, but this quote from (gasp) Terrelle Pryor sums it up. Leaders on teams should stop harrassment, not aid or abet it. http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Pryor-Looking-Forward-to-Giants-Ga...
From watching him play a bit here in SF, and as reflected in his words here, Pryor has matured.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Some good observations here,||
Some good observations here, but I think overblown, and most will reject the premise that NFL locker rooms adopt prison culture, and this comparison goes too far. I imagine Incognito's teammates are supporting him because they feel having him back gives them the best chance to win. Those other cultural points are more subtextual. To me reading this is refreshing in comparison to the ESPN Incognito apologist party line that is spewed on Sports Center, which is just sickening to me.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||The Crean hotseat talk||
The Crean hotseat talk surprised me. I understand the logic, but Crean is pulling steady talent as good as any time in Indiana's history. Indiana has become the Kentuckey of the B1G.