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|4 hours 29 min ago||UM Club Board Member here||
I've been a board member of my local chapter for several years and want to address some of the comments.
I just worked with John U. Bacon at a book signing event that we helped him promote. He described Michigan (specifically football but applies to the university as a whole) as a religion, in the context of his new book which asserts that Brandon treated it too much like a business.
The alumni association is not a business, but it is a non-profit organization that sells memberships to cover operating costs, much in the way a church or spiritual center asks for offerings/contributions for operating costs. So if Michigan alums and supporters are members of a "religion", the alumni association provides the "church" activities around the country and world.
Your memebership dues provide the infrastructure (technology, legal, administrative) in AA that enables local chapter volunteers to organize game watches, raise scholarship money, provide career services, organize tailgates, and a whole slew of community building activities that do make a lot of people's lives a little brighter.
Like a church, you can participate in most of the events without being a paying member, and the financial "ROI" of a membership is probably not going to be positive if you only care about discounts and perks paying for the cost of membership. Joining the club through membership is best looked at as a charitible contribution to support the initiatives of the club (and it is tax deductible).
|17 hours 4 min ago||Are you guys in eastern Europe?||
Might have been the 30th there.
|17 hours 9 min ago||I'm sure||
Harbaugh will do what's best for the future, while still giving a reasonable shot to win the bowl, whatever practice schedule that might entail.
|17 hours 12 min ago||Adjustments on defesne||
and if Rudock didn't get hurt, could have certainly won that game.
|17 hours 14 min ago||Read the block quote from Sharik||
brought help several times with much greater success agaisnt the run. needed to do that every time and trust the corners in man. Clark had great coverage on the TD: that's an incompletion most of the time. They hit it, good for them. Had to force them to keep trying to hit it.
|5 days 12 hours ago||You should decide for yourself||
whatever tastes good to you is good. A lot of people in MI love Shorts. I think it's the most overrated in the state. They do a TON of different brews and I don't think they do many of them particularly well. Seem to have spread themselves thin. Huma Luma Licious or whatever it is, is a solid IPA though.
|5 days 12 hours ago||This is true||
guinness is a dry stout and actually pretty light bodied. i think the color tricks the brain into thinking otherwise (and the fact that many people are only comparing it to light lagers).
|5 days 12 hours ago||a true belgian classic||
a true belgian classic
|5 days 12 hours ago||It's still available? Are you||
It's still available? Are you in MI?
|5 days 12 hours ago||If Maryland||
and their supposed UA money are willing to pay up for a top notch OC, it seems like that would make Maryland a viable option. Assuming he would have a harder time getting a quality offensive staff elsewhere.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Minn||
were pretty lucky that they botched the clock management but does that just even out the bad luck earlier in the game, and we were the better team than IU, and beat them without anything fluky happening.
Nothing even close to the bad luck of the MSU game.
|6 days 8 hours ago||So why even talk about||
rooting for ND until you know the outcome of the PSU game? Even thinking about it makes me shudder.
Btw, MUCH better odds than 2%. Probably 20% which isn't great but 10x better than 2%.
|6 days 8 hours ago||In that case||
It'd be ND and B1G champs as the #3 and #4 teams. Big 12 would get left out like last year. If ND doesn't beat Stanford, that spot would likely go to Baylor as the winner of head-to-head with Ok St.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I think he means||
that ND would be in over a 2-loss Michigan B1G champ in response to the question of what to root for. ND doesn't need to jump OK, they just need to jump some B1G teams which they would do if we win the conf title, and if they beat Stanford.
|6 days 8 hours ago||They may not get exposed||
but they'll be about a TD underdog to the East champ. It's likely they get beat solidly in that game.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Or||
the best case scenario is that they get exposed only by us and not Nebraska. It makes no sense to want them to lose to Nebraska and us!
|6 days 9 hours ago||Still there as -1.5||
while it is absurd, the opening line is still listed as msu - 1.5 on vegas insider. so if it was a typo, it hasn't been corrected yet.
|6 days 9 hours ago||You probably||
prefer trying to win a couple games in the NIT compared to being a 10 seed in the NCAA tourney, too, huh?
I never understood a preference for beating lesser opponents instead of taking a shot at the best of the best. Every single UM coach and player, to a man, would tell you they'd rather play in the playoffs against Clemson (very beatable) than play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Let's just move to FCS and win every year! Yay!
|6 days 9 hours ago||You're living in 2014, man.||
You're living in 2014, man.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Ugh||
|6 days 10 hours ago||Eh,||
those four are pretty close. While Baylor's schedule is a total joke, they have a (currently) better win than the other three teams and their loss is quality. OSU has zero (!!!) wins over CFP t25 teams and we actually only have one.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Why would you want either of these things to happen?||
If Iowa beats MSU it means MSU beat PSU which is a weird thing to want.
|6 days 10 hours ago||If you think||
beating OSU and Iowa would still put us ahead of 2-loss Stanford, then our playoff chances haven't been ruined.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Never||
in the CFP rankings.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Think it was 6 PBUs||
against MSU, not 9. But yes, he's been excellent. I don't think you can just not talk about INTs though. It's basically a PBU but a lot better, since you're breaking the pass up AND changing possession rather than just causing an incompletion.
|6 days 14 hours ago||It was mild fear last week||
It was mild fear last week that PSU could win and it is slight hope this week that PSU can win which in both cases is consistent with PSU having about a 25% chance.
The only differnence is which side of the rooting interest we are on this week.
|1 week 5 hours ago||We don't consider them||
a rival either. It's MSU first in bball, then OSU. That's the list of enduring basketball rivals. Duke was for short time, Wisconsin has been irritating the past few years but those weren't/aren't sustaining.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Clearly||
you didn't read the post he (or she) is responding to.
|1 week 10 hours ago||On the other hand||
the State o line dominated towards the end. They ran like 22 of 23 plays to end the game. OSU knew it was coming and couldn't stop it. Maybe the o line is now truly healthy, and ready to dominate the run game like they haven't all year.
Everyone is talking about how OSU offense lost that by going conserative but the D got owned in the run game, especially on the second TD drive and FG drive, even though it was obvious what was coming.
This worries me a bit. Gonna need that PSU D line playing at its highest level.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Exactly||
better bet the money line for a true hedge. don't want to get hit with the double whammy there.