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|8 weeks 15 hours ago||just a thought||
How many second chance people have we at michigan taken in? More importantly, how man have we kept in?
Who's our 5th year punter? a guy caught smoking weed so many times he's on his third chance
Who's our glorious top-ten pick? A guy who perhaps kept a girl from talking about rape/sexual misconduct.
Do you have a family member who has smoked weed twice in their life? Should that person be disallowed from doing the thing they are best at in life? "Yes" say you. "Why the fuck?" say I.
Judge not, lest ye be judged. And I'm a life-long fan of michigan, so please, don't try this. "Oh, he's bad because he hit a girl." Without a doubt, that's wrong. Guarantee ou still like Lewan. Guarantee when the initial report about Gibbons came out, you said "it's just alleged, there's no proof." Well, same thing here: there's no crime on DBG's part except smoking. He hasn't been charged. And you and I both know this list on michigan players could go on.
I really think this guy has made huge mistakes (I honestly think he also hit the girl, too). But jesus fucking christ, get off your high horse. You had plenty of players in front of you to scream about, yet you chose to not say a word. Yet, this occurs to a team that you don't root for, and lo and behold, you cry "Blasphemy!"
I mean, I'm a michigan man too. I know that means we scream stupd shit like "we don't do that" but. . . I think you reallly believe it.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||respectfully disagree||
I'm not saying you're wrong; in fact, id agree that this doesn't produce anything immediately useful for the average person.
Nevertheless, this discovery expedites many more discoveries, many of which can lead to immense benefit! That's kinda the point: discovering nuclear fusion didn't mean anything until the bomb 10 years later, discovering . . . Ok, you get the point.
This discovery re-invents cosmology, which changes physics, which changes our beliefs. I hope that makes sense
|25 weeks 6 days ago||maybe im missing something||
Unless I'm wrong, these two players aren't necessarily scumbags. Just because there is an investigation doesn't mean they did anything. I mean, either I'm missig something, or you're jumping to conclusions.
And if you are saying "well, they're getting investigated by the gov't -->therefore guilty" I really question your thought process.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||haha, opposite way here||
I told my dad that it'd be an alley oop to Robinson. If you re-watch the tape, Walton is talking to GRIII during the TO and giving the "alley oop sign" (pointing up and to the rim). I called it yo, I called it so dang hard that I originally believed the lob pass was a messed up alley-oop!
If you look at the in-bounder, he's looking at Robinson at the end (i didn't see the beginning, I was watching GRIII and Stauskas). Also, Nik wasn't even cutting hard for the inbounds pass. . . It was a called play.
Final thought: the coaches didn't even talk to the players much during the TO. They conferred among themselves, and THAT'S when Walton pointed, and I trul believe the players decided on the play before the coaches even talked to them.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||two things||
First of all, its "wish o WERE" /grammar nazi'd
secondly, TELL HER SAN DIEGO IS THE BEST!!!! Norfolk was weird/fun, and I hear-tell Hawaiian life ends up being a drag, but SAN D rocks! What's her M.O.S.? I mean, if she's a doctor/corpsman, she can be here for the rest of her career, if she's supply, ditto the above. If she's SWO, 32nd is her playground.
/waaaaay too excited to get people to S.D.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||disagree||
Respectfully disagree with your assertion. . .
im a military brat, so I've lived all over the US, and most recently Cali. I lived in VA, and worked all over the state. Not once did I see ignoramuses (regarding race). I saw dumb ass people,and some of them even had racial stupidity. But, I never saw an intelligent person who used a racial slur. (my lawyer grandpa from Michigan who hated Jews is the counterexample). . .
guh, I guess what I'm trying to say is that YES, racist people exist; nevertheless, NO, your sample size of one does not validate that it exists in an entire region.
PS, Cali isn't as "racially cognizant" as people want to believe either. Just go to the barrio (Spanish for "neighborhood") and ask them. Or check out which neighborhood got "eminant domain'd" when rich white former military members wanted to build a bridge to an island (Coronado)
/this was a rant. I'm sorry.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||military school perspective||
The unfortunate part is that you don't know if it helped until AFTER the hazing is done, and that the effects may linger ot that later on the person will gain perspective and appreciate it.
For instance, I went to a military school, and got hazed during initiation period. In my opinion, the hazing was "light" (a light rap to the head was the most physical abuse I received). But the initiation WAS painful: push UPS and name-calling like crazy.
if you're humble enough/have enough perspective to laugh off the abuse, you can learn from it. If, on the other hand, it gets TOO physical, or too over the top, or you just can't take it (and everyone has their own limits) you NEED to say something.
IMO, that's where the system runs into trouble: people are scared of being seen as "pussies" and so they don't report. Or, and this is more common than some people think, although not nearly the problem the previous sentence was, you report "abuse" when there is none, and your superior is fucked because the counselors believe that anyone who testefies for you has been coerced by you and your cronies. . . I think its similar to the Duke rape case in the idea that "the crime you're accused of is so heinous, we in the court of public opinion assume you are guilty".
as a personal note, my "hazing" was done properly, and I benefitted from it immensely. BUT, its a hard line to walk for the hazers.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Stupid, because I say so!||
Who are the mods to tell us what we can't say!
Fire th mods, the coach, the AD, and the OC of basketball! And football too!!!!
/s, but deep down inside you know we should still fire evrybody!
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Your logic, it is!||
Negged for making sense, you ninkumpoop!
The asshats who comment that "player X, who I know has put his life into being a professional athlete, is not trying hard enough" are the people who really make sense!
|28 weeks 5 days ago||this is now a game&||
You are negged for using logic, because I have rules and you are therefore stupid
Oh, and something about this is supposed to be ANGAR ME!
/THE TEAM MUST SUCK BECUZ DEY HAD A BAD GAME
/This is fun!
|28 weeks 5 days ago||negged||
for using logic
PS, I'll owe you one later, just remind me
|28 weeks 5 days ago||lolz||
"I said 'get off the court' . . . how is that offensive?" Uh, because it is deuschnozzle!
In all seriousness, the players don't give a damn, but your uh, logic(?)....is not good
P.S. I privately approve of the insult, just don't make it public ;-)
|28 weeks 5 days ago||lolz||
people who say "me being a negative, pansy dick doesn't affect anyone"
Dude, the team is kick ass, but had a bad game. Seriously, just roll with the punches, yo.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||negged for typo||
You were negged for a typo. . . You wouldn't normally have been negged, but the above puns were so awesome that it was deemed you are worse.
/blame the geniuses above you for this neg!
|28 weeks 6 days ago||respectfully disagree||
This is a TAILORED documentary. While I hope and assume he'll do his best, this video is not EVIDENCE of our hope.
/uh, probs not important in the long run; still had to say it
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||front page||
Front page this. Otherwise, people will use ignorance as an excuse.
of course, they still will, and id probably still understand, but it'll be an excuse that is LESS utilized.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Can't take you seriously||
after you said "Denard got basically no playing time as a senior largely to give other guys time."
So we sat him to give Bellomy PT in the Nebraska game?
Is this a standard thing to do, to sit the seniors so that freshman, who have more time left, can play?
Did Hoke lie about the injury?
. . . . I'm probs being too mean here, but it seriously baffles me that people can believe stuff like this
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you||
Thank you, Terelle Pryor
|29 weeks 4 days ago||this won't stop it||
To this point:
14 attempts to be funny
2 actual replies.
/this will get negged
|29 weeks 4 days ago||lets play "overreact to small samples"|
|29 weeks 6 days ago||really?||
How is it not my fault that I got drunk?
I mean, I'm all for blaming other people, but if the idea is that "mgoblog intended for me to get drunk, and buy a shirt. Therefore, they stole my money!" then, we're gonna disagree.
/should probs buy a shirt now.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||paragraph 1||
Regarding paragraph 1, how do you determine that you wouldn't have, at that time, desired something? While these allegations are horrible, I'm not sure what to make of the paragraph. If i get drunk and (write a blog post :-) sign a contract, commit a crime, buy an item, etc. I'm responsible for it.
if I'm drunk and commit an act that id later regret, i don't understand how blame can be issued onto the other person? If drunk me buys a shirt from mgoblog, is mgoblog a thief?
/probs misunderstood it all
|39 weeks 2 days ago||responsibility||
Honestly, I'm always interested in the psyche of it. Coming from a military perspective, its really interesting.
when I hang with my enlisted friends from high school, the saying is "shit rolls downhill" IE, take responsibility for your mistakes, because if you fuck up, the higher UPS are gonna blame you. I liken this to eg, Funchess having the dropsies.
When I talk to my parents, former officers, its always. "be accountable for the actions of your subordinates", IE you get what on if your enlisted fuck up. They fucked up, but you're responsible for making them not do that. I liken this to Borges getting shat on.
Then, in ROTC, they say "officers are ultimately responsible for actions of all their subordinates" even if those subordinates are 3, 4 levels down. IE, the captain of the ship is responsible for the mechanic not bursting the boilers. I think of this as Hoke making sure Borges doesn't suck.
the interesting part in all this is, of the officer quotes are true, why isn't the fleet admiral to blame? And if he's the subordinate of another admiral, why do,t we blame that admiral, and so on and so forth all the way to the commander in chief.
Obviously, the Navy has drawn the line at the CO of the ship, but I think we can all agree thats an arbitrary distinction, more from a historical perspective than anything else. Same about the coaches and blame: we can all rationalize blame in different ways, and its mostly just based off like, our opinions, man.
I mean, if Borges is responsible for the offense, Hoke is responsible for the team, and the AD is responsible for Hoke, id assume we should be saying "fire Brandon", no?
alas, I agree with the board in general, and don't want Brandon fired. Still, an interesting point.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||10 am||
They be in mountain time to, not Cali time.
/Cali feaux surfer
|40 weeks 3 days ago||10 am||
They be in mountain time to, not Cali time.
/Cali feaux surfer
|40 weeks 3 days ago||short passes||
Sadly, I think this (weather) was the real reason we didn't see long (developing) pass plays. Not, uh, that fact that we suck at those plays. I'm expecting more long passes and sacks next game. Wah wah
|40 weeks 3 days ago||hated stats class too,||
But I slept at a holiday inn last night:-). Anyways, these numbers are simply too small to draw any conclusive evidence. Sorry OP, but with merely 12 schools, all you're drawing are (meek) correlations. I'd suggest doing it with all FBS schools, but even then coaching style, record, defense, etc. will need to be accounted for.
MULTIVARIATE REGRESSION FOR THE WIN!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Mitch will play||
If this pic is from the warm UPS, Mitch will play. Belein said that if Mitch is dressed, he will play. Can't link on phone, but that quote is from belein on Friday, and can be found at the umhoops website, in their "presser" article.
if that pic is valid, id suggest you make a thread saying McGarys gonna play. Doubt he plays a lot, but Belein doesn't lie about these things.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||fire wet blankets!||
And water too!
. . . And blankets!!!
|40 weeks 5 days ago||progress||
Brian's prediction of non-negative rushing yards proved true.
I am happy.