further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks...||
... just bought two season tickets + the scarfs. Such a deal.
I have seen what MLS has done in Houston and Columbus with the Dynamo and the Crew.
Have to figure out a way to tell MgoWife what we're doing on a few Friday and Saturday nights this Spring and Summer.
A full season for less than one Exhibition game with the Lions. Go Figure...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just one question...||
.... what do you want to do and why do you think getting an MBA is part of a "career change?"
Also, "dream school" sounds a bit more like an undergrad thing. And the fact that one of your parents went there is interesting but not really relevant to such a commitment of time and money (even if you do get in).
Graduate degrees (save probably Med School) is no guarantee of a job, let alone one you want in a career you find attractive.
This sounds more like a "running from" situation rather than a "going to" situation. And from what I hear about Ross, it may be that an offer is a long shot.
Anyway, good luck. Everyone I know who has an MBA (I run with an older crowd) toiled away in middle management for years. Maybe Ross and others are changing this. I know NO ONE who got a top-tier MBA (Michigan, Harvard, Stanford or Wharton) who started their own business or made it to the top of someone else's.
And yes, your mileage may vary, etc., but this is a college sports board and there you have it.
PS However, if you do get into Ross, Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||MGoJobBoard||
... yeah this is interesting but I think the FAQs require a $50 donation to "Beveled Guilt" for this sort of thing. Equity is also nice, but it's on top of that.
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PS No Java Scripts were harmed in the preparation of this post.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||In all fairness...||
... here's a picture of OP from a Go Pro held by his Mom:
|5 weeks 1 day ago||My request for a Wolverine mascot...||
... It has to look old-school (like LSBlue's avatar; ie this from SgrWebster):
But it's wearing a Block "M" Bo-era hat.
And a headset.
And oversized Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.
And a Blue Sharpie on a Maize lanyard
And below the Blue furry navel, wearing maize khaki's.
Which because they are slightly "flood" length, you see
White socks with Blue stripes.
And Black high-top lineman football shoes
With cleats for deep grass.
Other than that, I don't care.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||6 years of college wasted...||
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Great pub for MGB...||
... and I think we can all figure out the real culprit in Tom Brady's deflated balls.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||TMFB...||
... and the only NFL player who's wife earns more than he does.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Amazing...||
... this guy makes Marc Trestman look like Vince Lombardi.
I can't believe that they swapped out Harbaugh for him. One can only speculate what really went down between Harbaugh and the Baalke/York axis of evil. I see the 49ers regressing. Fast.
First rule of HC selection: you don't get rid of a good coach unless you have a better one locked down first.
The 49er nation has to be apoplectic over this.
Who's got it better than the 49ers?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This is a great question...||
... and it is probably THE question in the entire HC search.
At this point, all I'll venture to say is that no one who knows is talking and no one who is talking knows.
And as far as the tangential point that Jim Harbaugh knew in September or whenever that he was coming to Michigan, (a) I don't believe it; (b) It strains credulity, and (c) it is hard to watch his performance at the news conference and the halftime talk at the Illinois game and think that this didn't come together in the waning days of 2014.
Come together as in "final decision," not agreeing to some broad outline of the terms.
Hackett made it all seem 99% about Harbaugh, and maybe 1% about him. And that's about as anti-Brandon as you can get. And thank goodness some UM faithful connected Schlissel with Hackett. Otherwise, we could be still looking for a permanent AD and holding out for Les Miles...
Schlissel did something very important and very rare. He sought out good people for advice, and then he listened.
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||Great summary of WSJ article...||
... and nice write-up regarding it.
There are a few rather large assumptions as to when his lawyer was first retained and how much David Dunn was involved.
Attorney Klein said he started working in "the fall." Which is some time before December 21. And it's probable that agent Dunn was involved in many things that Attorney Klein wouldn't even know about (or need to).
Hackett really played the exclusive period Michigan had before the end of the NFL season well.
And as far as Harbaugh not wanting to have a "bidding war" because he was "coming home," that's as good a meme as any at this point. The simple fact may be that the 49ers didn't want to have Harbaugh as their coach OR as ANY NFL coach in 2015.
So there's a lot of correlation that's being treated as causation in this thread.
No one who knows is going to talk on the record for a very long time (if ever). In the meantime, Harbaugh needs to rest a bit, regain his voice, and start to burn up the phone lines during the dead period.
Michigan got their man, and it's really bigger news nationally than the two playoff games tomorrow. Which is all sorts of Maize and Blue awesome.
Starting Friday, Harbaugh wlll be in full-on sprint mode until September 3, 2015.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||In a related matter...||
... sounds like Gregg Henson will be on WDFN starting 11:30am; is available on streaming via iHeartRadio...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||... and another thing...||
... I hope the pageviews here go up courtesy of Jim Harbaugh, so banner ads like this can go:
... sort of a compliment, though, when you think about it...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I'd say losing to Rutgers...||
... can go.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||C'mon, H2Michigan...||
... are you serious? Are you trying to scare away the family? You "wouldn't mind knowing?"
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly!||
... and the NFL guys were right with what they were hearing.
And Brian had, as usual, the most accurate and entertaining reporting on the process via Searchbits.
Henson turned out to be right; it doesn't mean he couldn't have been wrong. A lot happened in the last 72 hours.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||We anxiously await...||
... your official pronouncement of a Rapoport "relentment." Might be better a diary post.
And, for the record, he was right.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Nice...||
... "tell that clone to get a life."
|9 weeks 3 days ago||... it IS creepy...||
... and one's start date here has nothing to do with it.
PS (to EastCoast) Homeland Security, Line 2.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||They should have picked one of these...||
... I hope to see something like the first two in the top row later today or tomorrow...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Bravo!||
... best comment here in weeks...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Look at the game tape...||
.... when you watch the first few minutes of Harbaugh's post-game presser, two things are clear to me: (a) he is not happy about how things are ending with the 49ers and (b) he will really miss the NFL:
That doesn't mean he won't be thrilled to run out of the tunnel at the Big House.
The demonizing of NFL writers is more a meme; they were printing what they were hearing and what they were hearing was that Harbaugh did not want to leave the NFL and other teams were very interested in him.
Harbaugh's agent David Dunn did what any good agent is supposed to do: work to maximize the value for his client. And he likely used NFL writers towards that end.
It would be great if John U. Bacon had "all areas access" to this drama. Thank goodness Jim Hackett was more interested in getting his man than stoking his ego. The fact that President Schlissel chose Hackett over other obvious AD choices is the real masterstroke here. Look for the "interim" to be dropped off his title soon. He deserves it.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Ok, my bad...||
... I was suggesting people (a) read, (b) think, and (c) write.
If they had something to add.
Because I'm guessing there's going to be no news until early next week
Harbaugh Harbaugh Harbaugh
|10 weeks 1 day ago||OK, I guess I deserve the former...||
... and plead guilty to the latter.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You, sir...||
...win the Internet...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you for posting this...||
... you have to remember than many active posters here are on Day 7 of a "Come Home Jimmy" vigil, watching for every shred of info like schoolgirls waiting for One Direction to show up in their town. Many have not yet started their Christmas shopping.
So that explains why some are criticizing your information, but have been hanging on every word of a random tweeter who has now deleted his account and gone into some sort of Twitter witness protection program.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, but...||
... Rule #1 in any high-level search, HC or otherwise: you don't target only one candidate. Otherwise, that person has you over a barrel and often uses you as leverage to get a counter-offer to stay put. Think Les Miles and UM, twice.
The good news is that apparently isn't an option for Harbaugh with the 49ers.
But be clear about one thing: Hackett said nothing today (just like Harbaugh said nothing yesterday). If for some reason UM-Harbaugh doesn't happen, then Hackett will serve up someone he believes is very capable.
He was CEO of a Fortune 500 company. He's been around the block. He knows everyone is replaceable. Even himself, eventually.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||One fun parlor game...||
... if anyone has TWS's two "photo" tweets, post them.
They make for an interesting line-by-line analysis. You know, CIA-Pravda style, circa Cold War.
It would provide some entertainment between now and Dec 30, with Jim Harbaugh sitting in a conference room at Athletes First, with these hats on the table in front of him:
Size does NOT denote odds; I like our chances....
|10 weeks 1 day ago||OK, it sounds about right....||
>> Hackett today:
"We feel good about having our guy but we want to make sure everything is signed before moving forward..."
>> Harbaugh yesterday:
""What will happen will happen, What won't happen won't happen."
In other words; check back on December 30.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||ThoseWhoStay7 = Catfish||
I would say TWS fits Rules 1, 8 and 12 of "12 Signs That You Might Be Getting Catfished Online""