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|9 weeks 6 days ago||UTL I||
I was trying desperately to go to UTL I, but my commander wouldn't grant my leave. Instead, I worked 12 hours that day and came home and watched it on TV in my living room by myself. I was exhausted but wouldn't let myself go to sleep until the clock read 00:00. Glad I stayed up.
|41 weeks 21 hours ago||DC||
The district is shut down. The roads are somewhat plowed, but it's pretty ghost townish out there. Supposed to get 3 more inches tonight. Yay...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Temptation||
What's wrong with Temptation on 3rd down?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'm sure||
It's just a boo boo. Lets not get crazy now.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Uh Yea||
JAKE MFin RYAN!!!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Ohio Kids||
They're all mostly from Ohio. I think like eight of them.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Washington Huskies||
They also played at Washington.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Something about||
Something about selling jerseys in Ohio
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Not sure what you mean by a||
Not sure what you mean by a flawed promotion system, but you are correct in saying that it does not favor Academy grads, per se. It favors those that perform in the top echelon in their job, regardless of commissioning source. On the contrary, the assignment system is a bit different for officers than it is for enlisted. Enlisted members are pretty much at the mercy of an assignment system, save a few very high-performing individuals in higher ranks (at least E-6's). That said, officers have a bit more say in their assignment, as there are many selectively-manned and/or high-profile assignments that require by-name reccomendations from superiors (i.e. commanders). These by-name reccomendations are made easier by having a "network" to interact with. Obviously, the academy network very much comes to the forefront as one of the primary means to make these reccomendations. These assignments can then bolster your officer resume, which, in-turn, then can place you above your peers when it comes to promotion time. So, you could say that it has the potential to affect your promotions and assignments, granted you're a hard worker and your commander sees that. You can't be dead weight and expect one of these assignments, obviously.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||After graduation and||
After graduation and commissioning, it's valid to say that Academy, ROTC, and OTS officers as 2Lts/Ensigns are all on an even playing field. Granted, the quality of education and work ethic differs vastly, as you're simply going to, more often than not, get a better product out of an academy grad due to the education received and the amount of work put in during their 4 years. Not necessarily everytime, as there are very high-performing individuals from civilian institutions (like the Citadel, which I have a profound respect for) that perform at extremely high levels, even perhaps placing them above their academy counterparts. I'm simply speaking in generalities. However, keep in mind that it's just not about the education. It's about the experiences and the leadership lessons learned from a 4-year "leadership laboratory" experience that ROTC programs simply cannot replicate. Academy cadets/midshipmen are immersed in it every day. There's something to be said about the kind of individual that gets into, survives, and graduates from a service academy. It is these things, ALONG with the network that benefits academy grads long after graduation, while in uniform and as a civilian. This isn't a knock on ROTC by any means. Please don't take it that way, but there's a reason for the selectivity that goes into the admissions process and there's something to be said about the attrition that occurs from entry to basic training to graduation day.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Without Question||
He's the most decorated basketball player in Michigan hoops history. Even more-so than Cazzie Russell. Not putting #3 up there would be a crime.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Mods||
Please remove the peasant.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If you have to ask||
You can't afford it.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||There are a few||
But in the end, I have to go with Roy Roundtree's TD catch with 2 seconds on the clock in the UTL game. I'll never forget that.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I don't think||
You've paid much attention to MAC coaches in the last 10 years.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Go Air Force!||
Beat the Owls!
|2 years 4 days ago||A much||
Improved Northwestern team, mind you. Our only ranked team win of the season (until tomorrow, of course).
|2 years 1 week ago||Scott Loeffler||
|2 years 1 week ago||FERGODSAKES||
BEAT OHIO DAMMIT
|2 years 1 week ago||A little angry||
Aren't we? Judging from your posts, I'd say yes.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Right...||
Because Gardner didn't play QB for 4 years in high school and under RR and Brady Hoke, like ever...at all. I'm sure he forgot everything....
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Ha||
I see what you did there
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Next to Alabama||
That will probably be the best defense we face for the rest of the season. MSU's defense is easily the best in the conference (statistically) and one of the better ones in the country. Couple that with the rivalry aspect and that minor detail where UM hadn't beaten MSU since Carr was in Schembechler Hall, and yea, I'd call that a signature win (Especially for Denard as senior going out with a win over lil' bro - payback for all that cheap talking they were doing week 1).
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Dave||
Brandon. Very, very tightly.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||And||
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Very Classy||
This fan base continues to show why they're the classiest in college football. Bravo.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Wow.||
Wow. What an angry group of 5th grade graduates.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I did||
I did because I went to the Air Force Academy. Very, very few (I'm talking like 2 cadets out of a class of 1,000 or so) didn't get them. As a matter of fact, if you didn't get one, the Commandant of Cadets (a Brigadier General) would call you into his/her office and ask you why you are not getting one...so, yea...not the kind of attention you want from that particular individual. Additionally, there is an event at the end of your junior year called 'Ring Dance' where you invite a date to and get all fancy-shmancied up for to receive your class ring. It's a pretty big event...probably the second most important event of your Academy career next to graduation. It's a pretty good time.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Big Kahunas?||
By chance? You from that area?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Kelly Baraka||
Here it comes.