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|9 min 42 sec ago||Qualtrics is a self-serve platform||
But the U may also be working with a research partner to conduct the research. On the email -- I mean embed it into the comment itself. Or your phone number. Ideally some human is going to go through and read every comment. If a customer specifically asks for a follow up in a comment, good protocol is to actually follow up. But there may be a resource issue. So if you leave your email/phone in the comment itself and you hear back then you know that a) a human read it and b) they care enough to follow up. If you don't hear back it doesn't necessarily mean that a) and b) don't apply, but it's a hint at least one of them don't.
|3 hours 41 min ago||Who is hosting survey?||
Just curious what service UM is using. Not SurveyMonkey, I hope?
Some people believe you should only survey on what you can change -- and since the marketing team isn't going to change, say, the quality of the team or the schedule, they don't ask about it on the survey. I think that's shortsighted; you have to know what's driving people's opinions even if you can't change those factors.
For those commenting in the survey, I encourage you to put your email address in one of the comments (if you don't mind not being anonymous) and ASK someone to contact you and let you know they read what you had to say. And see what happens...
|1 week 6 days ago||Welcome to the Board!||
Now say something incendiary and selfish so you fit in.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes, it is embarrassing||
But not for the reasons you think.
|1 week 6 days ago||Great season for MSU||
Well-earned trip to the Rose Bowl, and I'll be rooting for them. Glad to see the board overflowing with magnanimity!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||1996||
3rd trip to the 'Shoe. Had seen a UM tie in '92 and loss in '94. OSU undefeated and #2. Seats down low right by the MMB. Buckeyes move the ball well in 1st half but settle for 3 FGs. Can feel tension in stands. Beginning of 3rd quarter, Griese to Streets, and a collective moan from the crowd. Michigan keeps pounding the ball, two more FGs, two girls teaching is a "Move the chains Move the chains MOVE-THE-CHAINS" chant, celebrating with band, looking up at a silent 'Shoe at the end of the game. Good times.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Good work!||
A few comments:
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry, just saw this||
Head down to your local spirits emporium. Buy what you can for $20. Go home, pour out half into a tall glass, consume quickly, and dump the other half on your naked eyeballs. Feel them burn for 3.5 hours before rinsing. More enjoyable than watching the game!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Brandon drew only one card||
Hoke. All other decisions were Hoke's. Changing coordinators is the favorite pastime of disaffected fans but just as often leads to worse performance as better...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Penalties per play or PY / TY?||
Seth, great stuff. Are you able to look at number of penalties per total plays (ideally broken down by offense, defense, special teams)? Would also be curious of penalty yardage per unit / yards allowed/gained per unit. May not impact the home/road splits but could lead to a re-rank of penalty proclivity within the B1G.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Also regarding Kenton||
You just missed your opportunity to road trip there to celebrate Gene Autry Days 2013. Was Gene a native son? No, but he semi-adopted Kenton after helping to revitalize a struggling toy factory by licensing the Gene Autry cap gun. Red Rider eat your heart out! http://www.hardinohio.org/new/Geneautrydays.aspx
|31 weeks 12 hours ago||First,||
Good luck with the move. I'm sure things will improve.
Second, the days of TC / Emerson Fittipaldi used to make me laugh until I cried.
Third, I love reading News (never Freep) articles about the lineup change and the constant references to Chuck "The Freak". They can't call him Chuck; it's always Chuck "The Freak", with the latter part in quotes.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||The above points||
Reflect the rational side of my reaction to the schedule
|33 weeks 20 hours ago||Well here's hoping we're in the tail of the distribution||
Though I did find OP's quote kind of funny:
Even on the most scientific blog in the Big 10 (TM?), the homerism such that the first reaction is to question the model, not figure out why it might be right. joeyb broke it down well -- 7 losses is basically us losing every game there's a decent chance for us to lose. But only a 1% chance of winning the Big 10? That's pessimistic, even for me.
EDIT add: Curious if they define Devin as a returning starter at QB or not. If not, that may explain some of the pessimism; these models usually give decent boosts for having a returning starter at QB.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Sections based on seniority, rows based on arrival time||
Yes, I like this. Only downside is that it still doesn't allow groups of mixed points students to sit together ('legally').
Brian hit upon another potential solution. Nothing incentivizes like cash. So, at $300 a season ticket (4x what it cost me back in the day -- ouch). For each home game: Your ticket is scanned 30+ minutes before game time? $10 in a pot toward your next Michigan ticket purchase. 15 minutes before? $5. Less than 15 minutes? 0. $70 is a bit more than a t-shirt. Reverse-weave hoodie, at least!
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Nerd question: software?||
Mathlete, are you using Tableau, or something else? Cool stuff!
Be curious if you do a time-lapse viz that looks at only the 4* and above recruits and shows where they came from by year -- is 2002 far enough back to show the migration of where the top recruits hail from?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Allergies||
Hard to believe I forgot something in that too-long post, but I did -- for whatever reason, the Columbus area is bad for allergies, according to a few doctors we talked to. The whole family is on Zyrtec; I only took it seasonally in Michigan.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Lots of good comments here||
I moved to the Columbus area a few years ago after nearly 20 in Ann Arbor. We chose Dublin based on proximity to work and schools, but many of the other communities mentioned are great. I would say that Upper Arlington (and Bexley) are the "old money' parts of Columbus -- great schools, great houses, but the $ per sq ft is super-high. That's one reason we ended up in Dublin. Downside of Dublin is that it's basically a community of subdivisions; unlike Ann Arbor there's very little "there" there. If you're going to be about an hour north of Columbus, that seems about Marion-area. Delaware (the town) is a bit hipper than Marion, and further south is Lewis Center (growing suburb) or Powell, which is like Dublin but with a nicer mini-downtown.
OSU fans are everywhere. Thank goodness the principal at my kids' elementary is a U-M grad! She promised my kids wouldn't get harrassed for wearing maize and blue -- though my daughter was given a buckeye necklace her first week at school. Ouch. The thing to remember is that the Buckeyes ARE the only game in town. It's not like Michigan where fandom is split between U-M and MSU, but then most fans unite behind the Detroit sports teams. Professionally, Columbus is split between Tribe and Reds, between Browns, Bengals, and Steelers, the Blue Jackets stink, and the Crew, while great (and yellow!) are "just" MLS. So everyone rallies around the Buckeyes. Imagine the Wolverines, Spartans, Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons all rolled into one program. That's OSU. Red is everywhere. Everywhere! My recommendation would be to represent but just be prepared for some grief.
Generally it's a great area, and it's the most active economic region in Ohio (helped by OSU and the capital, along with Nationwide, the Limited, Battelle, Ashland, Cardinal Health, and a huge Chase operation). Moneybags Les Wexner has also endowed a pretty thriving arts scene. A couple negatives -- as a semi-foodie, the restaurant scene, while flourishing, is generally meh. Much better meals available in Ann Arbor (and, I'm sure, LA). Other downside is the topography. While there are hills about 45 minutes northwest, east, and south/southeast of Columbus, the city itself is in a major flat plain that runs more or less from Toledo down through Columbus and over toward CIncinnati. Oh, and the inland water sucks. Only lakes are reservoirs and most have issues with algae bloom. No Pure Michigan, for sure.
Good luck, and Go Blue!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Team is a whole, not a bunch of parts||
First, there is no evidence that replacing a coordinator systematically leads to better results. Sure, there are exceptions, but the overall rule is that a new coordinator does no better than the guy who got fired. Second, Borges just calls the plays -- most of them, anyway. Are the turnovers Borges's fault? The crappy blocking? The loss of two of our best running backs (assuming Denard got boo-booed in the 2nd half?). Third, we know Borges is pretty smart about football, at least based on his press conferences. And he's adaptable, trying to work with whatever parts he has at hand. Does he have a subconscious lizard brain? Who knows if it's his or Hoke's?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thanks for piling on, Ace||
I'll start by saying I don't understand 3rd down gives to Rawls or Smith. And I wish Robinson played more in the 2nd half; assume he was hurt. But for crying out loud, the guy who got you 21 first half points is forgotten? If Borges is to blame for the 2nd half, then he should be praised for the first. Maybe Hoke's love if MANBALL superseded other Borges calls. Is Borges perfect? No. Is he a thoughtful guy who was is open to trying a lot of stuff? Is he the guy who called a lot of good plays on 1st down? Turnovers and inability to convert 3rd downs killed us. But to say it's mostly Borges's fault is insulting to the whole team. Shame on you.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||If you're driving in that morning...||
You may want to hop on 42 south just south of Delaware, then take that 5 or so miles to 257. Take 257 south and it turns into 33/Ruverside dr. Pretty drive and then you can turn left up into Upper Arlington. That's if you're freeway-averse.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||NO||
B1G doesn't need the middle Atlantic.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||SCIENCE!||
As a young lad I too was wooed by the shapely form of the goddess Polisci. Just know, Ricardo, that she can be a cruel mistress. Especially when you're reading Hegel at 3am or on your 6th straight hour of Mountain Dew and ggplots. Godspeed, Ricardo, Godspeed.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||A new halo?||
My daughter, watching Jake Ryan in the highlights package: "He looks like an angel".
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Feel the excitement!||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Torg is a poor man's (homeless man's?) Wojo||
So, living in the Columbus area gives you two options for sports talk: 97.1 or the Fox affiliate (OK, there's an AM ESPN affiliate too). I typically listen to their show driving home. A far cry from the heyday of Stoney and Wojo, but not horrendous. Torg very much has the Wojo shtick of making fun of himself and not taking things too seriously (except the abomination that is the tenure of Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson).
I think Torg was out of line and his Des-hate is frankly weird. But he's 100x better than Drew Sharp.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Game of Thrones: Dantonio is Stannis||
I sent a note about this to Brian, but I was shocked SHOCKED to find that he hasn't read the series. I assume because he's wrapped up in Reamde or something. This is more for those who've read the books vs. watching the series, because with the show we've barely seen Stannis.
I humbly submit that Mark Dantonio is the living embodiment of Stannis Baratheon. Younger brother, tormented at the excess and waste of his big brother's reign. Gaunt, taciturn, bitter, grim, with no patience for nuance and a belief in moral absolutism (and his responsibility to be judge and jury for his people). Not without skills, yet he can't gain complete victory or win the love of his people.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||And, scene||
I love how nobody has the cojones to follow Heiko's question. Or maybe poor Heiko was so demoralized he stopped transcribing....
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Hey, look at the bright side||
If Peyton goes to Arizona, Heckert could make a play for Kolb. Like Colt McCoy but more concussable.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Good trade for CBJ||
Look, I have no love for OSU, but raising kids down here I want them to be able to see major league sports -- the Crew and Blue Jackets. The Jackets have been mismanaged so long there's been talk of losing the franchise. And now I have a Jacket to root for.