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|1 week 4 days ago||Really hope the women make it||
Really hope the women make it through. I'm planning on going to visit friends next weekend who are professors at Illinois. Definitely want to go to the tournament if we are still in it. Just wish I could take my team to watch, but I doubt the high school would pay for the fuel and lodging for that type of trip.
|1 week 6 days ago||I first read it in 5th grade.||
I first read it in 5th grade. I'm 33 now. I read it once a year. It doesn't matter how old you are, Ender's Game is an amazing book.
|1 week 6 days ago||I read that one of the||
I read that one of the biggest problems was Bean. They had to get Ender old enough that people would believe that someone younger could be more intelligent. Lot of suspension of disbelief to get behind the youngest kid in the school being the most intelligent person on earth.
|1 week 6 days ago||If you have kids who have||
If you have kids who have read Ender's Game but can't get into the later books, give them the Homecoming series. It is a step up in age range, but doesn't jump as far ahead as Speaker did.
|1 week 6 days ago||The need for very advanced CG||
The need for very advanced CG and convincing Mr. Card that it was ok to not have the Battle School kids be 5 and 6 year olds? Kinda hard to get a toddler to do the green screen acting for Zero G fights scenes. And the extremely brutal beating in the shower.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Have you ever admitted to||
Have you ever admitted to having been wrong? About anything? Maybe it is just coincidence, but every time I start reading threads you are correcting someone about something. Oh, and you are wrong. The abbreviation for Northwestern is NU.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, but to be fair, the||
Yeah, but to be fair, the education at the academies surpasses that of most other schools. And when you get done with school you have a leg up if you want to make a career of the military. ROTC is a good program, but doesn't have anywhere near the benefits of an academy.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||After reading this, I for one||
After reading this, I for one wholeheartedly support the notion of yanking out about 5,000 seats from the student section. That way maybe more of the kids who want to be there will get the tickets and the section will be full.
A sense of entitlement isn't going to make people rally to your cause. We all understand that you guys don't like the new rules, but you have to admit that the students brought it upon themselves. Now it is up to you to figure out a way to fix it. And the amount of whining and crying about it probably isn't the solution.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||And I love that people are||
And I love that people are silly enough to pay the big dollars. We've had our tickets for 40 years in the endzone. Finally got them transferred to me this year. I've sat in every general area of the stadium, and I still think I have the best view from our seats. Helps to be right on the aisle though.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||When speaking of Rovell,||
When speaking of Rovell, "screenshat" is definitely appropriate.
If you guys want to stick to the no politics rule, that is fine. I understand why you would make that decision. I would suggest being a bit more careful in the future about the topics you write about though. While it sucks, I haven't seen many articles on this particular subject that didn't turn political in one way or another, which is why I guess I was surprised that you didn't see it coming.
On a more lighthearted subject:
What does the rookie hazing as an MGoEmployee entale? Do you have to open all of the poorly constructed hate mail postmarked in Ohio that is addressed to Brian? Or is it more along the lines of editing Heiko's love letters to Borges?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Either I didn't explain||
Either I didn't explain myself well enough, or you are missing my point. I honestly have no idea which it is. When you write something like that, I think you should expect that the conversation can become political. There isn't anything inherently wrong or right about a political conversation, despite Brian not wanting politics to be here.
I enjoy when you guys take the time to write long form pieces, but I would hope that you have all realized that when you do the conversation is likely to shift in ways you don't expect or want. That being said, I hope you all continue to do it, because it is much better content than m0aR gifz!!!! (Yes, that is a joke, I've railed against them enough at this point.) But if you are going to write something that is intended to be a form of catharsis, I think it is only fair to allow the readers and commenters to attempt their own form of catharsis within the bounds of that post. Dropping a not-so-subtle moderation threat in the comments feels unfair, no matter the intent behind it.
As Michigan fans we pride ourselves on our intelligence and wisdom, even if we don't always deserve those labels. If we want to continue that belief, perhaps we should be given the forum to discuss broader topics when the opportunity is given to us by the writers. Again, this is just my opinion. If you, the other mods, and the rest of the staff disagree, I'll drop it.
And again, can we get some more about your twitter fight with Rovell? The only good part of twitter is the fighting.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||...||
Not to go too far into the political pool...
If you didn't want the comments to get political, you probably shouldn't have written about the topic you did. While I appreciate what you wrote, it is inherently political. IMO, the issue that many can and will take is that so many of the articles written about how sports overcomes tragedy focus on the tragedy that happens inside our borders. While it is understandable that writers will write about that which is close to home, it does begin to leave a sour taste after awhile.
Besides, I would have rather read the screenshots leading up to you being blocked on twitter. I could use a laugh more than another sports writer talking about a geopolitical act of terrorism. Even if said writer did a nice job with it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||yeah||
I would assume that it would have been a bigger surprise if Indiana's Mr. Basketball didn't get a 5th star. I can tell you that my Purdue and Indiana friends aren't terribly happy that both programs let him get out of state.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||In hindsight, I would have||
In hindsight, I would have gone to Harvard. It wasn't going to be much more than out of state tuition at Michigan, at least not when dealing with those sums of money. I'd like to think that if I had been there instead of GMI I would have taken it more seriously. GMI had turned into a 3 month party followed by 3 months of interning at that point. The actual education wasn't what it was cracked up to be. I also wouldn't have had to transfer when I realized that a business degree was the wrong thing for me. That might have saved some years wandering the wilds of West Lafayette and Bloomington.
Strangely enough, I'm back in school at an IU regional campus getting a BS in Education. Maybe this time around I'll do a Masters at Michigan.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||yep||
I am from Indiana and applied to 3 schools. I chose GMI (which is now Kettering) over UM and Harvard. Just couldn't swallow the cost. It helped that I knew I had a paid internship lined up for GMI. Of course, in the end I left when the name changed and I realized I couldn't spend another 4.5 years in Flint.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think this meeting should||
I think this meeting should happen. But he has to be dressed as an owl. And you have to hand him a lollipop.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That is correct. You are||
That is correct. You are probably also a terrible person who beats baby seals to death with your stick made of the spinal columns of still-living children. You should probably go root for NW because it is ironic.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You are correct. It is "how||
You are correct. It is "how they play the game" that is important. They played like spoiled children for the majority of the season. While the run at the end of the season was impressive, all it does it point out how poorly they played at the beginning of the year.
While you might be right that they "fought their hearts out", you have to acknowledge that they did not do that for the majority of the season.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That is an amazing defense!!!||
That is an amazing defense!!!
"He did it first!" Maybe the university should restrict your all-access pass to the players. Your poor logic might rub off on them.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||To be fair. I missed your||
To be fair. I missed your point on purpose. The thread needed some levity, and I'll take any opportunity to bash that guy.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I've had disagreements with||
I've had disagreements with Brian and the site. Ask Ace about it. I've e-mailed Brian personally with concerns about things he has stated. I try to avoid acting like you have in this thread though. I'll be the first to admit that I was wrong when I did it. You've come to a public forum to vent your anger at Brian, and now you simply won't let it go. If you aren't here for the hockey coverage, as your first post asserts, then just stop reading the thread.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I would tell Steve Jobs to||
I would tell Steve Jobs to suck it for supporting the hipster fad with his stupid turtlenecks and his shitty phone. But it wouldn't be over FaceTime. I'll go straight to the gates of hell to tell him. All while sipping on an ice-cold mint julip and listening to music on a far superior phone than anything he was responsible for.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||good god, stop spinning so hard||
You didn't say a single thing about a D-. You said they pulled it out on the final, and the only other grade you gave was the B+. It isn't a failure in reading comprehension when the writer is incapable of presenting a story in such a way that it can be fully understood.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||uhmm||
Isn't the whole point that they in fact did NOT work hard for the entire season? If they had worked as hard as they did the last 10 games throughout the entire season, they wouldn't be in the position they are in.
If you want to congratulate them, go ahead. You might also want to ponder the possibility that they are should be held accountable for throwing away what could have been a pretty good season, and the streak.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Are you saying that you||
Are you saying that you weighted your grades in such a way as to allow someone to go from failing the class to a B+ based on one test? If so, you seem to have missed the education class where they explain that high stakes testing is a bad thing.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||you should stop now||
You are just digging yourself a grave. Brian spent the second half of his article talking about the positives and the potential for next year. Obviously, there is some pecimism when it comes to potential losses via the NHL, but that would have been at the end of any good article written about a Michigan Hockey team over the last two decades.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The term failute isn't||
The term failute isn't enough. Michigan Hockey has certain expectations, whether they are fair or not. This team did not live up to those expectations, on multiple fronts. That constitutes a failure by the team and staff.
If you are a teacher, than I'm assuming you must be the luckiest teacher of all time if you have never put an "F" on a report card. Either that, or you are a horrible teacher who doesn't realize that kids need to learn what failure is so they know how to avoid it in the future. As teachers it is often our job to teach them that lesson, as their parents are either too scared to do it, or don't think their children are capable of handling failure.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||sweet||
You have access to the team? Can you ask them why they played like shit long enough to put them in such a terrible position as to need a huge run to even have a shot at the playoffs? Enquiring minds would like to know.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||wow||
So you didn't read the article, but you can say without any reservation that Brian shouldn't coach a youth sports team?
I've given writers here a hard time about some of the stuff they write, but saying you avoid the front page of website because it has trash on it makes absolutely no sense. The MGoBoard as it stands today is awful by comparison to 95% of the front page material ever posted, and it is a mere shadow of the ocean of analysis and conversation that it used to be. I guess if you are here for cat memes, Kate Upton gifs, and running jokes then it is the place for you. Of course, you should realize it wouldn't exist if not for the content on the main page.
Using this solitary post of yours as evidence, I would hope you never teach children anything. Your startling lack of common sense would make you a danger to their future decision-making abilities.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||oookay||
I don't think I understand people. I know we aren't supposed to talk about up&down votes, but I honestly can't fathom what about my story was so awful. While the OP wasn't particularly inspired, I at least felt the need to help the guy out and post something relevant to his query. Shame on me for doing that, I guess. Maybe if I had put in a video of a cat getting hit in the nuts that then led directly to a .gif of the same thing, I would be okay.