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|4 days 22 hours ago||Going to a less accomplished||
Going to a less accomplished school does not make you stupid or a bad person or a failure in life. However, it's foolish to claim that because some students at a school (including you) could have gone to a higher-level school, all students at both schools are therefore equivalent.
What matters more than the name of a school is what a person accomplishes there. Still, if you're relying on UM-Dearborn or Flint to have the same type of name recognition as Ann Arbor, you will be sorely disappointed unless you just say "Michigan" or "U of M".
|6 days 21 hours ago||While I agree that the||
While I agree that the weakest teams in an 8 team playoff won't deserve to be in the playoff, I heard that one year a two loss team even won the national championship. Should that championship just have automatically gone to the one loss BCS team at the end of the season? The absolute number of losses isn't necessarily a good gauge; it's a function of how well teams are playing that particular season.
(2007 season, 2008 championship game LSU over OSU for the record).
I am fine with 4 or 6 teams. I hate the idea of 8 teams. Unlike many people on this board, I would rather exclude some unworthy teams rather than include every possible team. Every top 8 team stands a chance in a given game, even if it's less than 10%. The regular season should count for a lot and some teams don't deserve to make the cut. If they don't want to whine, they shouldn't lose so much during the regular season.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Can she handle the cold? If||
Can she handle the cold? If not, it's out of the question. If she can, I'm not sure why the two of you would want to stay somewhere if you both have jobs you hate. Money is hardly everything with two working adults, particularly if you aren't planning on a six pack of kids.
I have to say, I don't really get the relatives thing. If you see them a few times a year, that seems fine; we live in a modern era of communication and blah blah. Use Meetup to make friends or something, even if social interaction seems to dwindle as you move away from college and so on.
Also, Arizona is known for having a certain "climate"... and I'm not talking about the weather. Some people will hate to leave that while others would be happy to get away. That might be a factor.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Goodbye Brandon. It [hasn't]||
It [hasn't] been nice.
I hope you find your
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Beck seems like a much better||
Beck seems like a much better option than Frost. I don't really understand what is so good about Frost, as Oregon's offense started very good and roughly stayed that way. Even GERG managed to not ruin Texas's defense the one year he was there.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Well, duh on results vs||
Well, duh on results vs recruiting. The information is easy to get and it's probably better than nothing, because stars are correlated with performance even though correlations aren't perfect and I'm tired of people having to explain this.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Meh. I'd prefer that Hoke||
Meh. I'd prefer that Hoke got suspended for 1-2 games to show that we don't screw around with concussions. I think that I would demand that of a rival's coach that did the same thing, unintentional or not. i don't feel like rooting for Michigan this game, and I stuck through '08, '09, '10, '13, and various other seasons.
There should at least be fierce competition at the game about whose athletic director sucks more. We should win that easily, because This Is Michigan.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||And if we had done things the||
And if we had done things the same way at 5-0? I brooded and I would have supported a 1-2 game suspension for Hoke. While this issue may be symptomatic, it's not really the end of the world and wouldn't merit a firing (unlike what I thought on Saturday).
Now, to be fair, I saw plenty of comments from fans of other schools (including some that would presumably want Hoke around for practical reasons) that Hoke should be fired for what he did on Saturday. I'm not sure that I see nearly as many of those when it appears that Hoke was painfully ignorant rather than throwing out Shane as a sacrificial lamb/to make a point/TOUGHNESS.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I have no idea what the OP is||
I have no idea what the OP is talking about after reading the post. How this offense looks promising is beyond me. The one checkmark reached with the offense is that the OL is more of a line rather than two points and nothingness.
Devin just seems lost.
I can't believe Nussmeier is being talked up by some people here as an interim coach. Nussmeier inherited a record-setting quarterback (single game) and managed to get lots of regression and the first shutout in 30some years. Sure, Devin isn't as good as that one game, but he isn't as bad as this.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Burn it and you make water||
Burn it and you make water (along with CO2 and some other stuff); it's not that hard. Turning it into useful fuel with high yield would be impressive.
What's wrong with fertilizer as an option here? Making fertilizer is often going to be from natural gas, which is already useful for other reasons.
|1 year 1 week ago||Family matter was a lie in||
Family matter was a lie in that it should only cover subjects that mainly affect Brendan Gibbons and his family. If it's just "a matter that his family would care about", then that covers everything that affects Brendan Gibbons, which would only make the statement true in politician land. I don't understand the need to rationalize Hoke's statement because he was only lying to reporters, or something. Say that he was wrong and move on rather than try to torture words into fitting a more benign interpretation.
Seriously, some of the comments here state that it's good that Hoke lied because it got reporters to not ask more questions. That is stupid.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Colbert's actually funny,||
Colbert's actually funny, unlike Jimmy Fallon, so it's a good step for late night. The fraction of talk in those talk shows is just too high without amazing guests however. The half hour format gives a much smaller fraction of banal conversation.
I'm still surprised to see this happen just because late night does not seem like a meritocracy.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Actually, there's very likely||
Actually, there's very likely a negative correlation between watching porn and prostate cancer, as regular ejaculation has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. I'm not kidding.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Hardly a hidden diamond in||
Hardly a hidden diamond in the rough, but Dexter is certainly worth watching if you have a lot of time. If you like the show, I've found it's sometimes easier to pause in the middle of an episode rather than deal with the cliffhanger they sometimes throw in at the end of an episode.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wow... I was sure this was a||
Wow... I was sure this was a clickbait title. Nice find. How do you summarize the career of someone who was responsible for some of the best and worst offensive days at Michigan?
That does make me wonder if perhaps DB is taking a heavier hand on the reins.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Well said? I realize that||
Well said? I realize that you could agree with him (although you shouldn't), but that post was clearly not "well said".
Also, Michigan is supposed to be the one that competes with Ohio for recruits in Ohio.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yeah, sucks for them.||
Yeah, sucks for them. Beating Oregon by five scores is not what Lloyd Carr would have done.
I'm not really trying to cause trouble, just pointing out the relatively obvious retort.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||As much as I'm sure we want||
As much as I'm sure we want to find ways to be offended, RR was pleased that the basketball team honored him and didn't say a thing negative about Michigan in the article. Arizona can be mildly obnoxious if they want, but I don't think that it reflects badly on RR.
Thus, who cares?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'm definitely in favor of||
I'm definitely in favor of keeping the blog classy. I do feel like you're dodging the key question though: will we eventually get OSU and even Iowa UFRs over the next few weeks?
Also, people will probably mind moody posts less if you put a disclaimer at the top of the post stating that you're unusually outraged or numb about something. A little warning goes a long way.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||The line of scrimmage bit||
The line of scrimmage bit made me laugh while also making me feel sad, which takes some skill to pull off. Thank you for that.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think we should have won||
I think we should have won TUS. Northwestern's loss was a dagger to the heart continuing a series of losses while our loss was a Robocop-esque annihilation that cost us the division, most of our superiority complex, and any optimism about our offense. (I'm referring to what happened to Alex Murphy.)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||So... they did what half the||
So... they did what half the people on this blog have been doing since the Penn State game?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You make a lot of sense sir.||
You make a lot of sense sir.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I thought Anchorman was mediocre to good||
Frankly, Will Ferrell is unimpressive in any starring role except for Talladega Nights (which actually deserves the praise that Anchorman gets). He's best as an unhinged side character. I was unimpressed by the smoking crack (spoiler!) in the trailer... hopefully the gags will be better on average in the actual movie.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Straw man syndrome: a||
Straw man syndrome: a condition where posters on a message board create and then destroy a straw man to make their point.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Unless Newt Gingrich was||
Unless Newt Gingrich was actually a walk-on who was offsides on his one major football play, no politics.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||When did a current Michigan||
When did a current Michigan player become off topic? Stop misusing tags.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I definitely agree. The||
I definitely agree. The "Urban Meyer connection" is a red herring to generate more pageviews and incite the masses. It's a bit depressing to see people gloat over this just because the coach of our biggest rival was mentioned in a negative light.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Link?||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Seriously, people. A forum||
Seriously, people. A forum thread is no place to express your opinion.