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|1 week 2 days ago||We simply disagree.||
Time is a huge factor. People suffer the consequences of their behavior, change, and recover. Minick hasn't had much time to show a change in his terrible judgment while Harbaugh has had years. Being a marine is irrelevant, there are plenty of great ones and plenty of awful ones. I'm not saying his recent poor choice erases his military service, something that is also irrelevant to this conversation. He made a poor choice in the recent past and should be held accountable for it. End of story. This team doesn't need a someone who acted in such poor judgment as as one of its leaders.
|1 week 2 days ago||You put a lot of words in my mouth.||
I didn't call for his instant dismissal, which would have been the day the Minick story broke. Now that the details are available, it's clear the man's integrity falls below the necessary mark for someone in his position. Aside from his responsibilities, he's a role model for the team. With all the players and former players who've made terrible choices over the last few years, good role models are sorely needed at Michigan. Anyone who chooses to get behind a wheel with a .186 BAL is a terrible role model.
I also did not call for Minick to be ostracized. Losing his job is a consequence of action. Many professionals lose their liscense for similar behavior. It's pretty common.
Regarding Jim Harbaugh's DUI, that was a decade ago, and people change. As far as I know, he hasn't received a DUI since. He's had time to show himself responsible. Minick has not had the time. Hypothetically, if Harbaugh was arrested tomorrow after driving his car into a ditch and endangering lives with a BAL of .186, I'd surely hope he would no longer be the coach at Michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||Regarding the DFO position||
From what I understand about the role of the DFO, the job involves assuring the team complies with various rules, bylaws, regulations, etc. that it must adhere to and monitoring student academic progress among other things. It's hard for me to imagine his words and actions will hold much sway after an incident like this just a few months into his tenure. He had a BAL over twice the legal limit. I wish him the best of luck dealing with his problem, I just don't think someone like that should be representing the team in a position that seems heavy on the integrity requirement. Just my opinion.
|1 week 3 days ago||If this guy keeps his job, then this is huge news.||
If this guy keeps his job, then this is huge news.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The embers of my Michigan football fandom were lit here.||
When the crowd ignited as Kattus caught the ball in the endzone, my father says I stood up on his knees and roared like everyone around us, double fist-pumping in the air. Today, I feel like I did something wrong if I don't leave the stadium hoarse from cheering. My love for this team and game are forever.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That was my first in-person Michigan football game||
My dad took my 3-year-old self to the the Big House and borrowed some drunk lovebirds' ticket stubs to get us into the stadium (you could do that in those days). We sat in their endzone seats during part of the third quarter, watching the Harbaugh-to-Kattus TD. Since the trip was impromptu and due to the fact that my father was a beginner dad, of course he forgot to bring jackets, so we left afterward to a bar that used to be at the corner of Packard and Washtenaw and watched this play while my dad sipped a beer and I ate popcorn. A faded memory, but a good one for both the Michigan football and for how Homer-esque my dad used to be.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Yikes, I used to shop at the murder scene.||
The good ol' Oltorf HEB, full of hipsters, and now I guess Urban Meyer-clone murders.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, boy...||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Big Egos over there.||
Canadian egos, man.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Thought similary||
Except it was a giant windmill with windmill blades that extended millions of miles in space. At some point down each rotating blade you'd have to be going faster than the speed of light. Part of the blade would be going slower, part at, and part faster than the speed of light. I'm sure it'd be impossible to create a blade strong enough to do so, but just sayin'.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously a fellow F&F||
Obviously a fellow F&F fan.
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|7 weeks 3 days ago||Let's get even more specific.||
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|7 weeks 3 days ago||That, my friends, is art!||
Art, I say! Art!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't recall making such a comparison.||
What I said was Kansas and Mizzou are both AAU schools, which is sort of a prerequisite for joining the B1G (aside from Nebraska, who lost their status around the time they joined). I don't think academics were a primary consideration. I think UConn has better rankings than UMD and Rutgers and a basketball program that has won two championships in the last few years, but Connecticut doesn't offer the cable money like UMD and Rutgers do. Regarding proximity to Michigan, I think you should consider proximity to other B1G schools instead. Lawrence and Columbia are fairly close to Champaign, Iowa City, Lincoln, as well as each other. I think they'd have made a lot of sense as being part of a western division.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||While I don't disagree, I would have preferred to keep the B1G||
midwest-based. I would have rather seen us take Mizzou and Kansas ( some argue that may have not been an option due to KSU). AAU schools, one an elite basketball school, and a school with a very good basketball and football program. Rivals of Nebraska, would have been excellent pieces of a Great Plains B1G division. The cable money is going to dry up soon anyway. Both would be better long-term members than Maryland and Rutgers in my opinion.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I wish we could get a re-do on the Rutgers-Maryland move||
Wasn't this move predicated on the inclusion of the B1G Network in the lucrative east coast cable sports package, a thing that might not even exist in a few years? I really wish the B1G would have stopped after Nebraska and enacted a nine-game B1G football schedule so we'd have had the same scheduling scenarios we had before Nebraska joined. Missing out on playing two teams for two years didn't seem like a bad deal, even if one of them were a Wisconsin.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think I said who was a good fan and who wasn't.||
What I meant by "diehards" was loud and boisterous fans who stand and cheer, but I don't think I said anything about diehards being good fans. I am a fan who enjoys standing and cheering loudly, something I believe impacts the game if done correctly (at least the being loud part) and generally, I am unable to do so due to other fans who prefer quiet stands. Your mom's superstitious acts sounds great. I hope she continues to do so. Clearly, if there are good fans, your mom is among them. The point of my comment was whether they are reading the newspaper, or a book like your mom, or critiquing music, they generally aren't pleased with the louder variety of fans, and vice versa for us louder fans. The middleground is very small if it exists at all.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||100% agree||
I wish other fans did too. But I've sat next to fans reading the newspaper during the game. Some fans are diehards, some fans spend more time critiquing the piped in music than watching the game. I really do see both sides. I feel for the older and/or disabled fans. I also want to, and encourage others to, stand and cheer as often as possible. It's situational and the middleground is not always agreeable amongst the 115,000 or so people. Ultimately, someone is going to feel miffed.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I want to start a Kickstarter campaign for standing fans.||
First, gauge the critical number of standers in each section necessary to get the whole section standing, then buy that number of tickets spread out in a section and share them with dedicated standers. If we all stand, everybody stands. M'wahaha.
In the voice of Tony Montana...In this country, you gotta get the tickets first, then when you get the tickets, you get the standers, then when you get the standers, you get the women.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||About every game that I've||
About every game that I've attended I've been yelled at for standing, which is usually only on defensive third downs. Last game I attended I was even yelled at for standing during halftime. Quiet wins the day at Michigan games.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The times.||
They are a-changin'.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"Heat of the Moment" by Asia|
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This worked a lot better||
with the job spammer post.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No...|
|10 weeks 5 days ago||If he puts on another 20 or 30 pounds||
He'll be ready to start TE for the Lions. Very cool, and congrats on the commitment!
|13 weeks 53 min ago||Hail and Unite, please take notice||
This is what you're going to get, and it will be posted on rivals' message boards to make fun of us. Please don't do this to us!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I agree.||
I think people should take time to verify what they are posting isn't redundant. Even more so, they should take time considering the title of their post, so that it is clear, informative, and not clickbait-y. Constructive criticism is good. Ridicule is not. It feels like there is too much ridicule (and unless some Bolivia-worthy act has been committed, should there be any?) and it too often dominates the reasons I come here: great writing, informative up-to-the-minute Michigan news, and general fun with great Michigan fans.
I'm a decent college-educated writer with a growing knowledge of sports (largely due to Brian, Seth, and the gang) and would love to become more involved and add more informative content if I felt I wasn't going to get chewed out. I'd bet there are others who feel similarly.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you.||
The attitude you're mocking is half the reason I only post here once in a blue moon. It seems many users seek to shit on a post above all else, creating a haughty and cliquey atmosphere. Sometimes the IBDs, memes, etc. seem in good fun, but too often they come off spiteful. The mods are quick to delete threads that they deem redundant or duplicate, and no one is forced to click on them, so is there really any need to jump down these users' throats?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||