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|2 years 38 weeks ago||I was the same way except my||
I was the same way except my game was Virtua Tennis for the good ol' Dreamcast back in the day.
Now I find myself watching all the majors in part because it looks so good in HD. I think tennis, golf, and hockey benefit the most from HD and it definately impacts my viewing of the first two.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Functionally you are correct,||
Functionally you are correct, there will never be a jury that can be comprised of people totally shut off from society without knowledge of this case. The fact that a potential juror knows about the story, however, does not necessarily preclude them from serving on the jury. The attorneys are allowed to ask questions of the jurors thru voir dire and in doing so they have to make some rather subjective evaluations about jurors. Obviously someone could say "I know all about this guy and he is guilty! GUILTY!!" and they would of course be precluded from service. The problem is that that kind of stuff almost never happens (unless one wants to get out of jury duty).
Instead, what you have to do as the attorney making their precious few challenges, is to get a feel from the person to see if, although they have heard the story in the news, they will be open minded and true to the judicial proceedings. The attorneys job is to make sure the jury is properly vetted thru voir dire so that you get the best chance of having people willing to listen to the evidence and act in accordance with the jury instructions.
Obviously the potential jurors will be asked if they have heard details and, if so, if they have prejudged him one way or another. Most people in my experience will try to give the "right" answer to that question and say no even when it clearly is "yes yes yes fry the bastard yes" so it becomes a bit of an art for the attorney to "get a feel" for the person and challenge them accordingly.
It will be a difficult jury selection I would imagine, but the standard does not have to be that someone has never heard of Sandusky at all.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Hopefully he gets signed for||
Hopefully he gets signed for the remainder of the year which would include a game against his brother in Colorado
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Exactly this. Apparently he||
Exactly this. Apparently he was considering signing with some team in Europe when he gets a call saying the Blue Jackets needed him.
And it seems as though Columbus has an actual interest in him (as opposed to just needing a warm body for a backup) so here is hoping that he can prove himself and get a "real" contract down the line.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Yes just happened to me too||
Yes just happened to me too
|3 years 14 weeks ago||You're right, sarcasm IS||
You're right, sarcasm IS hard!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||
A stroke I believe. Actually he sounds 200% better than he did shortly after returning from it
|3 years 20 weeks ago||
Game one will be on at the same time as the um game just to make me move tvs around in my house won't it?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||
Root for a giant chasm to open at the fifty yard line swallowing both teams
|3 years 24 weeks ago||
That has now been updated to closed as of 7am and no change expected. Same link off of mgoblue.com. Let the clusterbleep commence!
|3 years 24 weeks ago||where is the tweet?||
where is the tweet?
You just got Google'd! Probably didn't expect someone to go to that much depth didja? Little do you know just how bored I get at work
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Chris Whitten is the UM golf||
Chris Whitten is the UM golf coach. I know this because I googled it and then searched twitter looking for him. I found him @wcwhitten. No mention of the course being closed.
If it was a joke, kudos to you good sir, you made me google some stuff. I even went so far as to scroll thru who followed @wcwhitten looking for a son with the same last name to no avail.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Good deal, I will call before||
Good deal, I will call before heading out. Thank you kindly
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Good to know, thanks! I can||
Good to know, thanks! I can now save all my swearing for the log jam of cars trying to get in at noon.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Mine was the worst planning||
My wedding date was November 18, 2006. Anyone remember who we played that day??? It was supposed to be the week before but my wife is hindu and apparently it was a bad luck day so she asked if we could move it a week. Why didn't I consult the schedule?!? I've considered that we jinxed them and proposed the idea of a divorce/remarry thing to change our anniversary date. Surprisingly my wife was less than enthused with that
|3 years 45 weeks ago||It's also easy to get tickets||
It's also easy to get tickets to any Michigan game in 2009. In fact, for twenty bucks I will give you all of my tickets to the 2009 season
|4 years 6 weeks ago||This is the problem I have||
This is the problem I have with people today. Starting with my generation of early 30 year olds, and falling even further down the precipice the younger you go, people seem to be so set in negativity. It’s what I like to call pessimistic arrogance. It's a phenomenon that affect a lot of our culture today (politics immediately springs to mind with negative vitriol spewed from every angle) but sports is an excellent example.
Going away from M Football for a minute to make my point....I work with someone who claims to be a diehard Detroit Tigers fan. Every year since the 2006 World Series run, (with the exception of 2008 when they were bad) the Tigers have flirted with first place in their division until midway thru the season or further. Yet ever single season, this "fan" makes a bold statement in late June after a three game losing streak that this team is "done". Has he been right? Each and every year. But this isn't about him being correct, it’s his reasoning for saying it. He has literally nothing to lose. He can be as pessimistic as he wants because if the season implodes as it has he gains credibility for "calling it" (I've used a lot of quotation marks no?). Let's flip the script though. Assume the Tigers won the World Series in 2009 he would have simply forgot ever ruling their season done and most assuredly gone to the victory parade. He can use his pessimist predictions to validate unfavorable outcomes because he thinks he looks smart which leads to the arrogance and even more pessimism.
Back now to Michigan. Of course people are going to be pissed about Hoke because he’s not the sexy pick. I understand that. I get that his record is sub .500 and he may fall flat on his face. I also understand that he may be the greatest coach Michigan has or ever will have in any sport. In today’s world, it seems that sticking your neck out and supporting someone is not worth it because you can always recant if you are wrong. Bottom line is we have no way to determine if Hoke is a good football coach at Michigan because, shockingly, he hasn’t coached a game at UM yet. So I’m sick of hearing how awful this will be because you all know damn good and well that if Hoke turns out to be wonderful all of the critics of him right now will magically forget their criticisms. I’m not asking for blind faith, but doesn’t part of fandom involve just a teensy bit of faith???
TL;DR – I hate people. Hoke might be good but no one will predict that lest they look foolish if he sucks. It's easy to predict DOOM and be shown wrong but not so easy to predict sunshine and puppy dogs and be proven wrong.
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|4 years 20 weeks ago||Well I hope you collect,||
Well I hope you collect, because really, I don't think anyone wants to see the alternative. For your sake and the publics
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I mean this with the utmost||
I mean this with the utmost respect and civility....but.....
If THAT ungodly thing is your "punishment" for losing, what does it say that her comparable punishment is sleeping with you? I pray she posed your payment first and you said "fine, but if we win youll have to sleep with me"
Otherwise she must find the prospect of sleeping with you horrendous.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Thats why they only bring it||
Thats why they only bring it up once a month.....they like to let it die only to ressurect it again
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Seeing as how UM wasnt||
Seeing as how UM wasnt involved, I didn't touch that issue with the two ND grads I work with. I STILL get monthly comments from them about how Armando Allen didn't go out of bounds last year.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I just had a guy bitch to||
I just had a guy bitch to me about the "plyon call" UM got in 2008. He said he was just hoping for a clean game with no shenanigans.
After conceding that was a horrifically egregious call which had in actuality no bearing on the outcome of the game, I simply mentioned that we know the clock will work properly because the NCAA changed the rules thanks to Spartan Bob.
He's a typical fan (of any team really)....we tend to remember the injustices against our team but seem to forgive and forget those our team benefited from.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Well since it will never come||
Well since it will never come to fruition, both since it's a joke bet AND because UM will win, just what exactly are you supposed to do if you lose??
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Sounds classy!||
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Yeah, I know. I made it while||
Yeah, I know. I made it while at a wedding in which many many drinks were consumed. Had the Badgers and Domers helped me out I would have looked like a genuis right now though.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I bet a buddy $50 before the||
I bet a buddy $50 before the season that Michigan would win more games than Sparty. I was REALLY rooting for ND and Wisky to beat them......not so much for the $50 but because he thought I was crazy for suggesting the bet at all
|4 years 20 weeks ago||My wife is 8 1/2 months||
My wife is 8 1/2 months pregnant. She plans on attending the game with me but if on our drive to Ann Arbor she goes into labor, I'd say thats a legit excuse. I pray she doesn't have any false labor pains though. I can't be pissed if I miss the game for a birth, but if I miss it and DON'T get a kid on that day I will be a sad panda.
Also, my wedding day was 11-18-06. Ring any bells?? Yeah. I think there was a UM game that date, but how would I know because I was getting married. You might also realize UM has not defeated the team they played on that date since then. I accept full responsibility for cursing the team with my nuptials. I plan on getting divorced and remarried on the same day to break the curse before the end of this season, don't worry. Strangely enough, my wife is not a fan of that idea.