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|29 weeks 6 days ago||Leaders eat last. Haven't you||
Leaders eat last. Haven't you heard?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Read what I wrote again. We||
Read what I wrote again. We are saying the same thing.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||In Today's Market||
Michigan's stock is rising!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Renewed yesterday. Was||
Was going to anyways, but I like the symbolic nature of doing it on Harbaugh Day.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Wow.||
I seriously wouldn't have cared if we had paid him $10M/year. Jim is already exceeding expectations.
Yesterday, I was trying to explain to my stupid friend in the office why he would take the job for less than the universe. Non-Michigan people just can't seem to understand.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"This was never about money"||
"But no matter what everyone said about U-M having to "sweeten the pot and outbid," etc. - they didn't. This was never about money."
I never really cared if it were. But this would certainly add some icing to the enormous cake.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Was just about to say the||
Was just about to say the same thing.
I was actually excited to see the headline. That is a nice change.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Harbaugh.||
MGoBlog. Before too long...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Eek||
There were a lot of guys in the Chamber. None of them were doing anything inappropriate.
Enhance your calm John Spartan.
Merry Christmas :)
|1 year 23 weeks ago||This popped up on my Google||
This popped up on my Google News feed. I love that Denard is getting the love that he deserves...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Hoke was worth $4M/yr at||
Hoke was worth $4M/yr at least during his first year, when we all watched our team win the Sugar Bowl, and enjoyed the subsequent rise in our recruiting rankings.
At the end of that year, I assume that M fandom was at a relative peak. I certainly felt reinvigorated. "Hoke Springs Eternal". Sound familiar?
This was my only point. It seems as though the article excerpts can be summarized as follows:
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Not by the time he was hired.||
Not by the time he was hired. By the time he was hired, he was the hope of the Maize & Blue, the fearless leader of the Wolverines, the head football coach of an internationally reknowned university. You pay him as such.
Regents don't get paid a salary. But for a moment, let's assume they each get paid $1M. Brian seeks to become a regency with no prior experience, and no idea of what a regent does. But, if he were to be elected. He would suddenly make $1M. It doesn't matter that he is an unproven blogger. You just pay him what he should be paid in line with the title/responsibilities that he has undertaken.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I didn't read the entire||
I didn't read the entire article. I read the excerpts provided in the OP. And those excerpts imply that Michigan is stupid for overpaying for an unproven MAC coach. And most of this board seems to pile on to that sentiment.
It might have been stupid to hire an unproven MAC coach. This is difficult to dispute (only in hindsight mind you). BUT! We still had to pay him commensurate with market.
I also don't dispute that the market is insane. The HTTV2014 article explained that extremely well, and I encourage all to pick it up. BUT! That is the market. It is something that everybody controls and yet simultaneously can't control. We paid what we HAD to in light of the market at the time. We may have bought a bad apple, but the cost of the apple was set by all the other apples.
Also, we didn't know it was bad until we chewed on it for a couple years. Whatcha gonna do.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||This is stupid||
No matter how much he made at his previous school, we would have looked like complete assholes if we had not paid a competative salary.
It's the same in any business. When the economy sucked, we had people offering to come work for us at a 50% pay reduction. Even if we brought a guy on though, we still paid him full salary. You just can't undercut a person like that in any business.
We would have been a complete joke.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||The Problem is Real||
I am a season-ticket holder. And I don't live in Michigan anymore (very sad).
Several of my friends, family, and myself have all made plans (flights, lodging, road-trips, etc.) to come back for UTL. In fact, these plans were in place before the season even started (yay hope!). I haven't seen my beloved Maize and Blue endzones in almost a year, which is way too damn long. I am going in.
And I'm not saying that this is the right thing to do. I'm just saying that there are a TON of other people who have the same plans. The boycott will go largely unnoticed. And I won't waste my only Michigan experience of the year.
The point of the boycott should be to publicize our distaste. We can only do that if somebody notices. Who is going to notice that the scoreboard says 105,000 instead of 109,000 at UTL?
So...I will withhold my Maryland ticket. It will remain with me, unused. And with some luck, our scoreboard will read well less than 100k in the third quarter. This will break an incredible attendence streak, and make national headlines, especially if the reason for the drop is truly understood.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Godwin's Law||
I had never heard of Godwin's Law before this article. It might be the most brilliant thing I have ever heard.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That is way sadder than a||
That is way sadder than a football record. Best wishes to the Carr family.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Depression; Much hurt Timer||
Depression; Much hurt
Timer expired last night
Why no Hermoine?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I am a lawyer, let's see if I||
I am a lawyer, let's see if I can help you out.
Just about every state in the country has their own code of conduct, or rules of professional conduct, etc. Those that don't have adopted the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
If every attorney in this country has to abide by these rules, then by your logic, no attorney would ever lie, exaggerate, misrepresent, etc. facts. This should obviously raise a red-flag with pretty much everybody reading that sentence.
Here is the truth: Attorneys shouldn't lie, exaggerate, misrepresent, etc. facts. But then this would conflict with their duty to "zealously advocate on behalf of their clients" under those same rules. See how it gets tricky?
Bottom line: don't believe anything a lawyer says to the public. They are just advocating on behalf of their client. And "facts" are easy to argue over. She said "$7M!!!" "No I didn't." Who is lying? We will never know.
Also, disbarrment is only for the most egregious violations of the rules. There are several other wrist-slaps that BARs can take long before they revoke your license to practice law. One such popular example is to publish your name to the public so they can see how bad you are. Have you EVER seen that publication? Neither has anyone else.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Just to be clear... You||
Just to be clear...
You think that a huge-name attorney became a huge-name attorney by NOT exaggerating facts and/or making them up?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Bravo||
Despite the current state of the program, I still can't wait to get my kids to campus for a game. I've probably got another 1-2 years. So maybe, god willing, things will be a little easier on dad by then.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Self-Fulfilling Prophecy||
Ironically, West Virgnia and Kentucky are only as miserable as they are because they are being grouped with Ohio.
Figure that one out.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Very good article. Thanks||
Very good article.
Thanks for posting.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||57% pick Michigan State over||
57% pick Michigan State over Ohio. That's pretty amusing.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The boy is 2 years old now.||
The boy is 2 years old now. Human sacrifice is part of life. It's time he learned that.