further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|2 days 16 hours ago||There's not much of a debate||
There's not much of a debate to be had regarding vaccinations. The plain and simple fact is that there is no evidence to show that they cause autism. The doctor who originally spread those lies had his medical license revoked. Also, the plain and simple fact is that kids who don't get vaccinated are many times more likely to die from preventable illnesses and spread those illnesses to others.
Preaching to the wrong crowd here, but anti-vaccine people are up there with moon landing conspiracy theorists in terms of people who get me going.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I would argue that someone||
I would argue that someone who relies on subscriptions to his insider content has a poorly thoght-out business plan if he expects to sell information and not expect that people will talk about it.
How do you define "proprietary information?" I can give you the inside scoop of what kinds of Friskies my cat likes best, and slap a pay wall on it, and then is it a crime if you decide to tell someone about it? Once you divulge information to someone else, whether for free or by business agreement, it is now their knowledge and they can do with it what they please, unless part of the contractual agreement was that they not share the information. Even then, you have no way to enforce that.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I can't speak for others, but||
I can't speak for others, but IMO you should be able to share whatever you want (short of copying and pasting an entire article). The notion that you should have to keep information secret because it's behind a pay wall is odd to me. You now know the information, there's nothing immoral about sharing it.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I actually didn't think that||
I actually didn't think that the Sugar Bowl call was a bad call, especially in light of the 2011 Iowa game where we had the exact same call go against us.
The one that pops to mind is the 2012 Outback Bowl vs South Carolina, where were in the 3rd quarter with the lead I believe, had a 3rd down, ran the ball and was clearly about a half yard short, and the officials gave us a first down (even after measuring!) Spurrier was about to blow his lid off, but it turned out ok for South Carolina because the next play, Jadeveon Clowney deccapitated Vincent Smith and recovered his fumble, and SC scored a couple of plays later.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don't really hate anything||
I don't really hate anything he does, but I've never heard a song that he's been involved with that I particularly enjoy either. Sub par voice, very basic drum beats and guitar work. Perhaps I haven't explored enough into his music to find something interesting, but I haven't really been compelled to.
I will say that I respect his work, but I don't really enjoy it at all.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I nominate Billy Corgan for||
I nominate Billy Corgan for worst voice ever. How he got a record deal I'll never know.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Radiohead and Jack White are||
Radiohead and Jack White are vastly overrated and uninteresting. EDIT: Neg away! The more negs I get the better my post.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Alice in||
Alice in Chains>Soundgarden>Pearl Jam>>>>>>Nirvana
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Remember that guy who said||
Remember that guy who said don't down vote just because you disagree? Yeah, forget that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Lou Holtz is actually pretty||
Lou Holtz is actually pretty funny, and probably a good guy.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is a useless point.||
This is a useless point. Recruiting stars have been proven time and time again to be good INDICATORS (not gurantees) of success at the college level. If you are a 5 star, you are more likely to be a standout player in college than if you are a 4 star, and so on. This is the trend, however even 5 star guys have a surprisingly high rate of not making an impact in college.
Now how does a recruiting ranking predict NFL success? Not at all. 3-5 years of development (or lack thereof) in college, random nature of where players are drafted, who is coaching them, which established starters they are on the roster with, etc will drown out any significance in star ratings coming out of high school by a long shot.
That, and there are many, many times more 3 star ranked guys and below coming out of high school, so purely statistically NFL rosters are more likely to be filled with them than 5 star guys. So, basically, this guy's twitter post is pretty much meaningless.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Barry Sanders has to be in||
Barry Sanders has to be in the conversation. He was just so ridiculously good in a way that no one has been since.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you, and the list goes||
Thank you, and the list goes on. And this is exactly my point. Music is so much more diverse than it ever has been and there is so much more out there. Musicians are not less talented than they used to be. There is something out there for everyone - you just have to find it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Or, blame the people who||
Or, blame the people who consume said music. Instead of bitching about how bad today's music is, go out and find it (it really is out there, no matter what you're into) and support it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sinatra wasn't exactly a good||
Sinatra wasn't exactly a good role model either:
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Pay them? I really hope the||
Pay them? I really hope the music industry as a whole gives them a giant middle finger and they end up with no one.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously? Dude..... Queens||
Queens of the Stone Age
These have all come out with albums in the past decade. I suggest you check them out. If you can't find any good music, it's because you aren't looking.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I can't speak for||
I can't speak for subscribers, since I never have been one, but it seems to me a waste of money to pay for recruiting information when it gets copy and pasted to free sites literally within minutes of being posted on the pay sites, whether it be by users or official blog posts. Also, I don't really see the value in knowing recruiting information which has little to no effect on my enjoyment in football, but I suppose others feel differently about it.
You are paying for something that you don't need to pay for to get, basically, and recruiting information often times has very few implications on the immediate success of football teams. That said, if you really think you get $120/yr worth of enjoyment out of it, more power to you.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I completely agree. Which is||
I completely agree. Which is why I led with the qualifier of "if he wants to be on a nationally prominent team." There are certainly more factors at work for him, but let's not pretend that UM is as attractive as OSU in terms of football right now.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I hate to be that guy, but||
I hate to be that guy, but OSU is the smarter choice right now if he wants to be on a nationally prominent team. UM may get there, and most likely will with Harbaugh, but we haven't been competitive for almost a full decade now and OSU is coming off a natty with no signs of slowing down.
So really, I couldn't blame Weber one bit if he chose OSU. We have to earn our way back.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||The Empire Strikes Back would||
The Empire Strikes Back would like a word with you.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Never mind that what he was||
Never mind that what he was saying was probably correct, and I like that his point was to appreciate what you have while you have it. I think it's a valuable thing to tell a 12 year old. But I'm no father.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||We all know how walking here||
We all know how walking here turns out.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty soon you will be able||
Pretty soon you will be able to pre-order tickets to commitment ceremonies. 100% of proceeds going to the NCAA, of course.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think many people are||
I don't think many people are arguing that the spread has a fatal flaw (even though the reader who sent the question is), just that it is not the end-all, be-all offense some are purporting it to be.
The spread is not the only way to be successful and it can be stopped. And as OSU showed, even Oregon's spread can be stopped. I think that Oregon's offense is amazing and I would be ecstatic if you told me that's what our offense would look like next year, but I am also fine with a Harbaugh Stanford-esque offense.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Someone correct me if I'm||
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but S&C coaches can't magically prevent ACL tears, which are a pretty random event.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||I don't blame them. Funchess||
I don't blame them. Funchess would have benefitted from a year in Harbaugh's TE happy system in my opinion. But if he does go this high, congratulations to him.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder what he could have||
I wonder what he could have achieved under Harbaugh or Rich Rod. I think it's pretty clear our staff let him down.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I was more shocked how bad||
I was more shocked how bad Oregon's offense looked. Even Michigan was able to put together a decent attack against OSU. Oregon was badly out coached, in my opinion. They looked completely unprepared.