Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|16 hours 55 min ago||I want poutine in more||
I want poutine in more American establishments.
FWIW the poutine at Zingerman's Roadhouse is really good.
|17 hours 21 min ago||Not close to big enough. CFL||
Not close to big enough. CFL fields are wider and much, much longer (110 yards on the field plus 20 yards in each end zone) than American fields. Almost no American stadiums can support them.
|17 hours 39 min ago||Some guys, of course, make||
Some guys, of course, make more than that, but that sounds about right.
"Some guys" no doubt heavily features quarterbacks. A quality CFL QB can easily have a 15-year career, often playing for half the teams in the league. It's not a huge niche, but it's a niche, and guys build a life off of it.
|17 hours 41 min ago||Thomas Gordon and Ramon||
Thomas Gordon and Ramon Taylor are kicking around, too.
For fun (and because I have some stuff to do that I am vaguely avoiding) I perused CFL rosters for familiar college players. There are some interesting ones, like Drew Tate backing up Bo Levi Johnson at QB in Calgary.
But my favorite roster feature was discovering former double-bird OSU player Marcus Hall. Who is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughrider organization.
On the practice squad.
|18 hours 2 min ago||The CFL is a fun product with||
The CFL is a fun product with some amusing college football nostalgia (you find yourself saying things like, "Hey, I remember when Darien Durant split time on some pretty good North Carolina teams!"), a unique but consistent ruleset, and a surprising level of tradition.
I grew up watching it on the CBC and my family has a strong family tradition of following the Argonauts (my Grandad was a longtime season ticket holder), so I'm kind of roped in. I've even gone to a game at SkyDome. The games can be quite entertaining, though there are also times (like last night, when I watched a bit of the first half and groaned audibly every time Winnipeg's QB missed another receiver downfield--seriously, Devin Gardner should give the CFL another glance) where it's a tough watch, just like any other football game but with lower stakes.
It's not really football season yet, so it's hard to really enjoy it if you don't have skin in the game. But it is worth the occasional look. Kind of a fun mental exercise recalibrating for the different rules, too.
Though with the wider array of sports options available to us compared with the days when the CBC was just the sixth channel on television, it's actually harder to commit to following now.
|1 day 2 hours ago||We also sign a ton of||
We also sign a ton of 4-stars. The number of "project" guys that actually sign winds up being pretty low, on par with other schools. You aren't talking sense; I suspect on purpose, because most people wouldn't stubbornly hold onto their ignorance for this long.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I don't think anyone has||
I don't think anyone has actually suggested that he be banned, just that he will have a large pile of negs to dig out from, something that is true.
|1 day 2 hours ago||You mean like this?||
You mean like this? http://mgoblog.com/category/tags/rashan-gary
Yep, I think you're just a troll.
|1 day 2 hours ago||You might not be new to the||
You might not be new to the site, but you haven't read it much, either. Yeah, OSU is recruiting really well. Yeah, Michigan fans are concerned because they're not going away.
But you haven't been following recruiting at all if you think Michigan has just been recruiting scrubs. Stop listening to the crowing of intelligence-free OSU fans and learn about what's actually going on.
|1 day 2 hours ago||It's pretty clear that you||
It's pretty clear that you are either a troll, or totally ignorant of Michigan's recruiting in the Harbaugh era. Dude, people aren't just saying "trust Harbaugh" because they've drunk the Koolaid. We've actually seen him do this before, last year, and wind up with a top five class featuring the #1 recruit in the nation. It wasn't a class with one top guy and a bunch of 3-stars.
And the way that happened made some news even in national outlets. So I assume you weren't paying attention at all.
Harbaugh is in big-time on a bunch of top guys. He is also recruiting "projects." It is likely that some of them will find themselves at other schools. That is how Harbaugh does things. You may be ok with it or not, but to suggest that he is just stocking the cupboard with inferior talent is to be willfully blind to obvious and easily available facts.
So you're probably a troll.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Since Sinn Fein immediately||
Since Sinn Fein immediately suggested Irish unification (and thus EU membership, which its populace favored) while Wales voted heavily to Leave, it seems to fit.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Detroit has a huge fan||
Detroit has a huge fan base... For an American hockey team.
But there's really no comparison with hockey fandom in the GTA. The Leafs run of wretchedness has hidden it a bit, but they have a fan base that dwarfs everything in the states. There's no analogous situation in the US at all.
|3 days 5 hours ago||This is totally insane.||
This is totally insane. Seriously, a deliberate attempt to scuttle the hockey program is a legit possibility at this point. B1G hockey is experiencing an historic down period for several of its programs and MSU STILL cannot win games. This is embarrassing for everybody.
Everything I wrote here still stands: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/intervention-time-michigan-state-hockey-doubl...
|3 days 16 hours ago||We should charge past them in||
We should charge past them in a few months.
|3 days 16 hours ago||PS: Looks like you've quit||
Looks like you've quit for the night, and of course we disagree pretty strongly here and I'm not a fan of some of the hyperbole, but thanks for the discussion. I think we kept it fair and properly away from the "lock" edge.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I'm hopelessly confused about||
I'm hopelessly confused about it. I grew up calling it "pop" in Michigan and hating the term. Then I switched to soda on my own, spent time in California, came here... it's a mess.
My accent and vocabulary are mostly normal but I have some weird hangups.
|3 days 16 hours ago||An hour of lurking around||
An hour of lurking around finding different ways to say "me too" while Monocle actually addresses (somewhat) my arguments and engages in real debate... and this is the best you can come up with? Ok.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Monocle Smile are going at it||
Monocle Smile and I are invigoratingly going at it at the bottom of the thread and this is the post that will actually get it locked.
Maybe there really isn't intelligent life here after all.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Fair enough. I'll get a Coke||
I'll get a Coke and we'll make it happen.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, this stuff is a few||
Yeah, this stuff is a few days old. Don't know if it was linked here before, and I don't mind it, except this is a link to the LSJ instead of the source.
Dantonio was ranked 4th. FWIW Dabo is like 9th or something like that (too lazy to look). Pretty generous to the B1G guys, honestly.
And, of the top 4, Harbaugh is the only one not to make it to the playoff... yet.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Perhaps you should re-examine||
Perhaps you should re-examine your own assumptions about the thought processes of those with religious belief. You say "better than this," which is to say, "more intelligent than someone who believes in something supernatural." The problem here is not that you disagree, but that you view opinions different from your own on this issue as incontrovertibly stupid.
Frankly, I don't care whether or not you agree with me about this. We won't see eye to eye. I learned quickly and early, growing up in Ann Arbor, that it is possible for intelligent, well-meaning people to completely disagree with me in irreconcilable ways, and that I could still respect them as decent, intelligent people.
Can you do the same?
|3 days 16 hours ago||You snark about "fantasy" but||
You snark about "fantasy" but must resort to science-fiction imaginations of life outside the anthropocentric paradigm to explain Fermi. Others use other ideas to explain Fermi.
The presuppositions that build current probability and statistical models suggest that none of this should be necessary. So the position that there is probably intelligent life has unanswered questions. Perhaps there is a Great Filter, or perhaps other life is so advanced we have no frame of reference for it. But those questions are unanswered and there is no evidence available to answer them.
I have always freely admitted to the unanswered questions of my persuasion (we use words like "faith" advisedly). But, in this case, as in your local library, science fiction and fantasy are on the same shelf. But your explanations are no less fantastical than mine.
|3 days 17 hours ago||What for? I'm enjoying this.||
What for? I'm enjoying this. You should try having a discussion with a large group of people who disagree with you and assume you are stupid at the outset, it is an invigorating challenge. You don't often get that experience at places people on this board are likely to go.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I did not presume to know||
I did not presume to know your position, since you prefer to attack other ideas rather than risk stating any of your own. I stated two hypothetical, general positions. 1. That one must believe that there must be life outside of Earth, a belief that has no actual evidence to support it; 2. That it may be reasonable to believe that life (or at least intelligent life, but this has not been a differentiation that has been discussed here) is unique to Earth.
I don't know which of those you hold. If position 1, you are essentially taking a position of faith. I suspect you really hold to 2 (though, again, you aren't bothering to discuss your own views as of this typing), but you are only really interested in attacking certain reasons for holding that position, and we both know why that is.
|3 days 17 hours ago||That section says nothing||
That section says nothing definitively about extraterrestrial life at all.
But you should note that a careful reading of my original post used the word "unlikely," which was intentional. Unlike some persuasions I am capable of admitting the limits of my realm of knowledge.
|3 days 17 hours ago||"Exceptionally poor thinking"||
"Exceptionally poor thinking" being, in your case, simply a euphemism for any thinking with religious presuppositions, combined with prejudicial assumption of the intelligence and thought processes of the person you wish to avoid having reasoned discussion with.
If assuming the existence of extraterrestrial life on faith is the only acceptable answer, I am not the only one to have failed that test on this thread. If it is possible to believe it does not exist, then I hold that possibility. I freely and honestly admit that my base reason is different from most others here.
And, contra your assumptions, I am aware that the carbon-based biological life paradigm we live in is not the only form this hypothetical extraterrestrial life could take. I simply don't expect it to matter.
|3 days 17 hours ago||The content may veer into mod||
The content may veer into mod territory, but given the education level of the fan base, this seems right up our alley.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Good thing I am neither||
Good thing I am neither dishonest nor a priest.
Have you read Bostrom? I don't agree with many of his conclusions. A lot of his stuff is ridiculous. His assertions are no more plausible than mine.
But, alas, it's easier to say lolwut than to grant that there are serious questions that haven't been answered yet.
|3 days 17 hours ago||What's your explanation for||
What's your explanation for the great filter? Do you think we are actually living in a computer simulation? Do you believe there is a Superpredator alien species that exterminates all life that matures to a certain level of civilization?
|3 days 17 hours ago||You discuss the Fermi paradox||
You discuss the Fermi paradox but ignore important points regarding time (Young Sol, among others). To me, concepts like the Superpredator and Zoo hypotheses are no less absurd than the idea that we are alone.