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|1 day 9 hours ago||Because suffering personal||
Because suffering personal tragedy is a disproportionate tax for the mild annoyance you feel from reading about a person online.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Thething is though, he was||
Thething is though, he was not hilarous. It's great to try to be funny, but sometimes people miss. Let's not devalue things that are actually funny by giving out participation awards.
|1 week 3 days ago||What's the difference? You're||
What's the difference? You're their all-time best seller!
|1 week 4 days ago||Maybe they're trying to build||
Maybe they're trying to build a bridge to getting that game back.
|1 week 5 days ago||"This is a business" is||
"This is a business" is always used to justify people being jerks to other people. Of course people have reaons for doing what they do. But the main points of people being critical are:
1. They had hoped Michigan would be better than being jerks to other people (seriously? -if it's true- no contact for months? Hoping people just get hints? - hey maybe it's not true I hope it's not but if it is - What kind of business is this? Middle school dating?)
2. And I think this one might be more useful applicable to your point of view: If you are a business that jerks other people people around, eventually you get the reputation for doing exactly that and it hurts your business. Since "this is a buisness" that is often a poor approach
|1 week 5 days ago||That won't make||
That won't make unprofessional behavior magically professional though.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well I mean if we're not||
Well I mean if we're not gonna have principles why stop at rules? I'm sure we can always find a team that's won some games and broken more to throw up as a smokescreen.
|1 week 5 days ago||Defending one's self by||
Defending one's self by pointing out that someone else is worse just advocates a race to the bottom.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh has to beat that||
Harbaugh has to beat that tree somehow. He'll probably come back and cut it down.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You're reframing. Your point||
You're reframing. Your point that I was responding to was when you said it's probably better for him for this to happen. Obviously he didn't think so.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The distinction is not||
The distinction is not important. You're either ethical or not.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Really? Insult and then a||
Really? Insult and then a cliche was the way to go huh?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||People who are the adults in||
People who are the adults in the situation shouldn't just be giving hints.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Usually, Mr. Obvious, the||
Usually, Mr. Obvious, the better situation is the situation a person would try to pick for themselves.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Those who we don't pull the||
Those who we don't pull the rug out from under at the last moment will be champions.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Or like what you would tell||
Or like what you would tell any recruit. Which one don't you say that to?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah it's so great that||
Yeah it's so great that something I feel connected to through four years of personal history is interested in screwing people over to win football games. Makes me feel real good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sure spots totally won't be||
Sure spots totally won't be picked over. It's not like he was already forced out due to lack of spots at his first choice.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||From Brian's blog: "Setting||
From Brian's blog:
"Setting someone adrift approximately three weeks before Signing Day—the news took a week or two to get out—isn't enough time for them to find the best landing spot."
Most slots are going to be taken long before April 1. Hell, his slot is taken now. Signing day is a much more reasonable date. But thanks for screaming me down instead of adding to the discussion.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yep. Hey we ripped some kid||
Exactly. Yep. Hey we ripped some kid off but other kids get ripped off in big time college footbaw herr herr herr meat head thing about Alabama, it's totally ok because he gets to scramble to desperately try to salvage things.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wouldn't talk, your Alabama||
Wouldn't talk, your Alabama argument was a strawman.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Three weeks or so before||
Three weeks or so before signing day is not a reasonable time frame for a 17 year old kid to completely re-evalutate his entire next 4 years.
Wins come and go but you can't trade back for integrity.
And yes, I'd rather cheer for decent people, then some that are slightly better because they're immoral.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah just find someone else||
Yeah just find someone else doing something crap. That's totally how morality works.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I always hate the idea of||
I always hate the idea of pointing out someone who does something slightly more wrong as a reason you can do something slightly less wrong.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The leaders and best when it||
The leaders and best when it suits us.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wins come and go. Principles||
Wins come and go. Principles don't work that way.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Explaining something isn't||
Explaining something isn't pretty is usually more about justifying something that's wrong than explaining why it's right.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"This is big boy football"||
"This is big boy football" isn't carte blanche just to be shitty to people. And if it is, theortically "This is Michigan" should override it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This really bothers me. His||
This really bothers me. His Jan 3 tweet:
"One more month until I sign #GoBlue "
Is pretty damn heartbreaking. Yes there's a nonzero chance that Harbaugh didn't do anything grey and there's a completely logical explaination, but on the surface, it sure looks like they were dishonorable to the kid. I really hope that's not the case cause I know Bo would have rather had them lose in the right way then win in the expedient way. I would too cause supposidly that's what Michigan is all about.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The great thing is the only||
The great thing is the only lineup spot you had to leave out was CF, and the Upton move lets them platoon Maybin/Gose which will be a lot stronger than playing one there on their own