At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|12 hours 51 min ago||So, maybe Funchess is a part||
So, maybe Funchess is a part of the reason the offense sucked last year. Any play not designed for him, essentially allowed his defender to help out somewhere else. Still, I'm not sure how the coaches either didn't notice, or noticed but didn't do enough to change that behavior. I get the sense that any player taking plays off under the new regime isn't going to have the opportunity to do it more than once.
|18 hours 5 min ago||.Harbaugh is not the greatest||
.Harbaugh is not the greatest natural speaker in these settings. The content he provides is great, not always answering the question asked, but I don't have a problem with that. Honestly, I don't care how he handles these pressers as long as he wins games.
|1 day 41 min ago||If you ever wondered why||
If you ever wondered why people sometimes refer to a football field as the gridiron, these photos help explain it. Gridlines were standard field markings in the late 19th to early 20th century.
|1 day 6 hours ago||That's the problem, you have||
That's the problem, you have to grow them yourself or know someone who does. All the peaches you buy are picked before they are ripe. To get the perfect peach, you have to pick it when it's ripe or very nearly so.
|3 days 5 hours ago||As I understand it, Brady's||
As I understand it, Brady's biggest problem is that the NFLPA ceded power to the commisioner to do exactly what he's doing: essentially to be prosecuter, judge, and if Brady doesn't like the decision, the appeals judge also. The players association royally fucked the players over with this aspect of their last labor agreement. Goodell was granted the power by the NFLPA to do exactly what he's doing, and it's not likely to be the concern of the federal courts to interfere.
|3 days 6 hours ago||We don't know what else is on||
We don't know what else is on that phone, though. Maybe he was cheating on his wife or there's evidence of any number of other activities that could either be embarrassing, illegal, or provide fodder for other civil proceedings or misinterpretations. Once he turns the phone over, no matter who he gives it to, it's no longer under his control.
|3 days 8 hours ago||As others have pointed out,||
As others have pointed out, if the schedules were equal, Harbaugh comes out ahead. But the schedules aren't equal. Wisconsin does open against Alabama, but should win easily in the rest of the OOC schedule. Then they get the other B1G west teams and their crossover games are with Rutgers and Maryland. Nebraska plays BYU as the one OOC that should be difficult for them (Miami looks to have another mediocre team this year) and do have to play MSU in one of their crossover games, Rutgers in the other.
If Michigan were playing either Nebraska's or Wisconsin's schedule, I would have them at 10-11 wins. But Harbaugh doesn't get those schedules. I think the liklihood is that Michigan will have 8 or 9 wins. Nebraska and Wisconsin should be able to each win 9 games.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Given that this is not the||
Given that this is not the first time something like this has happened at Wisconsin, why in the world does Wisconsin not have someone within the AD's office or football program dedicated to communicating with players to ensure this sort of thing doesn't happen?
|3 days 11 hours ago||I don't know who these||
I don't know who these academic experts cited in the article are (they are not named), but every college or university I've been at requires a minimum of 20 on ACT tests for students to be deemed minimally college ready. Scores below 20 require remediation: students are not allowed to enroll in college-level courses in that area until they have completed one or more non-credit, remedial courses.
That is, of course, for schools that admit students with scores that low. And I can tell you from experience, students who are scoring at 16-17 or lower on ACT tests are at pretty high risk of never graduating. One or two semesters of remedial work at that age rarely makes up for what was missed in the previous 12 years of education. For the hard working, motivated student it can work out, but for most, it's a struggle just to hope to barely pass college level classes.
|4 days 20 hours ago||The Big 12 has problems, one||
The Big 12 has problems, one of the biggest being Texas. Their Longhorn Network and throwing their weight around is a large part of what drove off Nebraska and Texas A & M. The conference acceptance of West Virginia shows they have no concern for either geography or academics, though several of the original schools aren't exactly academic all stars either (and West Virginia was never a realistic option for the Big Ten because of its dreadful academics). Fans and talking heads around here (I live in Oklahoma City) have been bemoaning that the conference didn't go harder after Louisville instead of West Virginia.
There are a contigent of Nebraska fans who want to rejoin the Big 12, but I have to believe a lot of that is motivated by nostalgia for a time when Nebraska football was relevant nationally. As others have pointed out, even if for nothing else, finacially and academically Nebraska is far better off now than what it was in the Big 12. The biggest losses for Nebraska were losing some recruiting strength in Texas and the rivalry with Oklahoma, but Oklahoma already considered Texas its big rival game any way.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Isn't saying the only thing a||
Isn't saying the only thing a coach did wrong was not to win a lot of games about like saying the only thing the captain did wrong was to sink the ship?
|6 days 8 hours ago||Summers at a rented cabin on||
Summers at a rented cabin on the north side of Higgins Lake with the family were about as good as it gets. It was a simpler time, and kids were granted quite a bit more autonomy in those days.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Miami had a pretty decent||
Miami had a pretty decent team that year, too. They went 8-2-1, with a win at then #25 Northwestern, and an average margin of victory against MAC opponents of 21 points. Their only other loss was a 2 point loss in the season opener against Ball State.
|6 days 15 hours ago||We've had a weak passing game||
We had a weak passing game last year, but it's hard to tell how much of that was due to QB play, WR play, OL play, offensive scheme, or play calling. It definitely was not just due to WR play, so it should be interesting to see what happens this season.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I think I saw that when I was||
I think I saw that when I was a kid at the Wisconsin Dells.
|1 week 7 hours ago||My students explained this to||
My students explained this to me a couple of years ago, so this is probably only partly right. Phylicia was annoying everyone one. When she finally made a production of leaving, to everyone's relief, she was told "Bye Phylicia." So, yeah, it's basically a way to tell some annoying twat to fuck off and leave.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Worst job was substitute||
Worst job was substitute teacher for Flint Public schools for a month or so at the end of undergrad. I had few problems with high school or junior high, but I just could not do elementary school. It was the most stressful job I've ever had.
Through grad school I worked summers as a janitor to pay the bills. My wife's grandmother thought I was a janitor till the day she died, since that was what I was doing the summer we got married. She worried about how I would support her grand daughter on a janitor's salary. The work actually wasn't so bad, but the pay and hours sucked, and janitorial staff are mostly either completely ignored as if we didn't exist or treated as though we were an affront to decency. Most of my work was scrubbing and waxing floors, with a majority of the actual work being dragging furniture out of the way at the beginning of the night, then at the end of the shift carefully carrying it back so as not to scratch or mar the new wax.
I'm a frugal bastard, so I'm drinking tap water and Miller High Life.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I agree with the first part||
I agree with the first part of your statement, but York isn't the type to realize anything that suggests he could be failing. He'll always have someone else to blame for his own shortcomings. And unless he fires himself, he's not going anywhere.
|1 week 21 hours ago||York is the poster child for||
York is the poster child for the entitled rich kid who never had to worry about failing because mommy and daddy were always there with money, jobs, and platitudes to reinforce how special their little snowflake was.
If he would just learn to shut his mouth once in awhile and stop with the self aggrandizing statements he wouldn't come across as such a douchebag.
|1 week 1 day ago||1. Michigan football 2.||
1. Michigan football
2. Michigan basketball
3. Other Michigan sports
No other teams really matter that much to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||Old people.||
Edit: there were also people who would pay for QVC. It didn't rank high on the list, but still.
|1 week 2 days ago||Congratulations to Roh||
Of the 44 players who dress for a game, a minimum of 21 have to be Canadian and a maximum of 20 can be international (read US citizens).
|1 week 3 days ago||Thirty years ago in grad||
Thirty years ago in grad school, I got into a huge argument with this girl I had known and dated less than a month. We had just come back from a party and were both drunk. In my drunken state, I decided I had two options: tell her to F off, I never wanted to see her again, or ask her to marry me. I chose the latter. We're still married. I have no idea today what the fight was about but she seems to remember every detail.
|1 week 3 days ago||It wasn't just the||
It wasn't just the appearance, the performance sucked, too. It took a few years for the engineering to catch up with the imposed emission standards.
And speaking of ugly cars, a buddy of mine bought a used bright yellow AMC Pacer because it was cheap. It was cheap because it was ugly as hell, with the bulbous fishbowl rear end. To make matters worse, his father was convinced all the flexible tubes on and near the carbureter were unneccesary and just there because the government was screwing people over with the new emission standards, so he yanked all the tubes off and threw them away. My buddy had a hell of a time ever getting that thing running again.
|1 week 3 days ago||I remember all of those ads,||
I remember all of those ads, except the smoking fingers. For those too young, here's an example of an ad for the x-ray vision glasses:
They always hinted you'd be able to see naked ladies, which I'm sure they knew was their primary selling point to 10-14 year old boys. Here's a sea monkeys ad:
|1 week 3 days ago||The ads might very well have||
The ads might very well have disappeared from comic books. I know in the 1960s most of the comic books I read had them. At that time, there was a presumption that comics were read by kids, so the ads were oriented towards them, and most items were under $5.00.
|1 week 4 days ago||One of the few things that is||
One of the few things that is better in Oklahoma than in Michigan is that here the DMV is privatized. I have 10 or so Tag Agencies, as they are called here, within a 15 minute drive from home that I can go to. The nearest one, unfortunately, is poorly run, so I don't use it. I've had to wait 5-10 minutes or more there. The one I use most I don't think I've ever had to wait more than 5 minutes except once on the last day of the month I had to wait maybe 6 or 7 minutes.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm not so sure it will be a||
I'm not so sure it will be a horrible thing for the Big Ten Network if cable starts doing everything ala carte. Maybe it's different in the Big Ten footprint, but out here in Oklahoma, the only way for me to get BTN on Cox is to already have some kind of premium package (not just basic cable) and then pay $10 extra per month for a package that includes BTN and a bunch of other channels I don't watch (like ESPNN, ESPNU, and the PAC 12 network. I'm already willing to pay $10/month just for BTN, though I only have it during football season. I'm guessing ESPN gets the lion's share of what Cox parcels out. Granted there would be a lot fewer BTN subscribers, but if BTN were getting $5 / subscriber instead of 25 cents, they could still come out ahead.
|1 week 5 days ago||Ok. It makes sense now. The||
Ok. It makes sense now. The World Wingsuit League and a radio station in Louisiana is what Google provided when I looked.
|1 week 5 days ago||What the heck is the WWL?||
What the heck is the WWL?