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|4 hours 4 min ago||No. The next time a poor 18||
No. The next time a poor 18 year old kid turns away free money will be the first time. I'm OK with letting the kids off the hook and blaming the people who should (and did) know better. I'm not going to hold Bullock to a higher standard than I'd hold myself.
|4 hours 39 min ago||I'm not video game person,||
I'm not video game person, but wouldn't it be 16? Or are you playing two seasons ahead?
|10 hours 12 min ago||Do you really think a vast||
Do you really think a vast majority can't name a single justice? Like not one? I find that surprising. Maybe I just don't have enough dumb friends.
|10 hours 13 min ago||I did not once call you||
I did not once call you uneducated. I have no idea of your level of education. Not knowing one thing certainly doesn't make someone uneducated on its own. I said I was surprised you could get to 30 without knowing who Scalia is. I actually think it's more likely you live under a rock than you're uneducated.
Question - if we had this same convo and instead of Scalia the person was, I don't know, Harry Truman, would you still think we were elitist? I'm curious where the line is for this.
|10 hours 59 min ago||You're doubling down on dumb||
You're doubling down on dumb now. It's not pretentious or elitist to expect someone to know who Antonin Scalia is. It's not like you didn't know some Senator from Kansas or something. This guy has been one of the 5-10 biggest names in our government for the last 30 years or so. I don't think you're in any position to insult the other side here.
And I'm not trying to be a jerk. I was honestly surprised that you made it this far without knowing his name. Personally, I think all Americans should be able to name all Surpreme Court justices, but I know most can't. Not being able to name any (which I imagine is the case with you since you didn't know Scalia) makes me think you're trying to be uninformed. And also, this is a Michigan blog with lots of educated people. Don't be surprised that you're in the minority here.
|11 hours 44 min ago||I'm not trying to insult you||
I'm not trying to insult you here, but you should feel stupid for that. Even more for trying to justify it below. Come on, man. This is not only a justice on the US Supreme Court (whose names all Americans should know) but he is the most well known of them.
Honest question - how old are you? If you're like 16, then I take it back. But it actually surprises me that a person can get past college age without at some point learning his name.
|1 day 3 hours ago||We've still got Mone and we||
We've still got Mone and we just picked up Asiasi.
|1 day 3 hours ago||It's not that uncommon for||
It's not that uncommon for under the radar guys who commit early. I don't think McKeon had any stars yet when he committed to us last year and I think one of the camp commits was the same way. If a recruit doesn't show up to camps or gets big time early attention, the sites lag in getting them rated. This really isn't uncommon at all.
|1 day 6 hours ago||This is exactly the case. The||
This is exactly the case. The sites don't ever give a rating of zero stars. Zero just means he hadn't been given a rating at all yet. We've had commits before who were "zero" stars even after committing.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I disagree with that||
I disagree with that completely. You think Oregon has the same appeal as every other Pac-12 team? They've never won a championship. But they're built a certain culture there and it has value. Sure, it's come along with a lot of regular season wins as well, and culture without any wins does you no good. But building a strong brand has a lot of impact, between TV viewers, season ticket holders and recruits.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Sierra Romero has a chance to||
Sierra Romero has a chance to go down as one of the greatest hitters in college softball history. She's that good.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I don't think Holloman was a||
I don't think Holloman was a Plan C guy. He's a legit talent.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Says the guy who was the||
Says the guy who was the first to comment on a recruiting post. You're reeeeally ignoring it alright.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Wait, you think people being||
Wait, you think people being into athletic shoes is really the worst thing in the world? I'm certainly not one of them, but on the list of things fucked up, that's nowhere near the top. Sneakers are actually a useful thing.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Um, it's almost perfectly||
Um, it's almost perfectly east.
|2 days 16 hours ago||God, I don't even like||
God, I don't even like visiting Orlando. That place sucks.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Only articles worth||
Only articles worth discussing. This doesn't qualify.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Exactly. And if they have a||
Exactly. And if they have a sick grandmother at home, they can go visit her anytime. That's an extreme example. They can take a long weekend whenever they want. Any teacher would be OK with a student missing a class or two to visit a sick relative and I'm sure the coaches would be OK with that player missing a few practices as well. Players go home for this reason all the time, and not during spring break. That's awful reasoning on Wilbon's part.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Saban doesn't represent the||
Saban doesn't represent the whole conference. Sure, I bet Saban isn't afraid of Harbaugh. But I bet Jim McElwain is. Mahlzahn seems to be. And many others. Urban has been taking SEC recruits for years now, and Harbaugh has already taken a healthy handful in the 2 years he's been here. And he made the SEC East division winner look like a JV team.
So yes, I think the SEC, in the aggregate, is afraid of Harbaugh.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Sac religious. I like it.||
Sac religious. I like it. It's the new pre-Madonna.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Right, but he shouldn't be||
Right, but he shouldn't be punished for that in terms of HOF.
Football is a team game, and not like basketball where one star can take over a game. The wins shouldn't matter, especially for a WR (QB it's a little different).
|2 days 19 hours ago||I agree. I lean toward the||
I agree. I lean toward the side of "should be in" but it's not cut and dried. Not only was his career short, but it was injury riddled as well. He was the best talent the NFL has ever seen at the position, but that alone isn't enough. He stuck around 2 more years he'd be a shoo-in but at the present I don't think he is.
|3 days 13 hours ago||But the goal is to avoid||
But the goal is to avoid impropriety, not the appearance of impropriety.
|3 days 13 hours ago||What evidence do you have||
What evidence do you have that he was trying to impress Michigan?
|3 days 16 hours ago||Any reason you picked Fresno,||
Any reason you picked Fresno, specifically?
|3 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, I wouldn't call just||
Yeah, I wouldn't call just that a pattern. Especially since she had he same position at the previous school her son was at. That could simply be her wanting to perform her same duties at whichever school her son transferred to.
|3 days 16 hours ago||But there's nothing wrong||
But there's nothing wrong with making a hire that is recruiting-driven. Recruiting is a huge part of college football and every team hires recruiting personnel. Partridge's title was actually "recruiting coordinator." So of course it was recruiting-driven.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Speak for yourself. Some of||
Speak for yourself. Some of us here are able to be objective.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Michigan has a pattern of||
Michigan has a pattern of hiring recruits parents?
|3 days 17 hours ago||Devin Bush is nowhere near a||
Devin Bush is nowhere near a big enough recruit to warrant giving his dad a job he didn't deserve.