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|6 days 15 hours ago||Nope!||
I got a feeling he comin' onto the floor today.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Tough game,||
but we can rise to it.
Have done it before, can do it again. Remember Maryland was #3 when we took 'em down.
Stay focussed on the prize, and...
|6 days 15 hours ago||Yes! I like||
I like this.
|6 days 15 hours ago||'zactly. Sometimes we do our best||
in these situations.
|6 days 15 hours ago||of course not.||
Just to be clear.
|6 days 15 hours ago||As in post?||
As in post-.
(the joys of interpretation...)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Logged in||
Yes, we were. We sure were.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cute.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I once worked for a||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not oh well.||
Damage control will be important going forward.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ok, #2 is important.||
Possibly changes my assessment.
Do you have a source on that?
EDIT: never mind, just saw the Webb thread.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||A lot of suppositions here||
"Swenson...said he spoke with Wolverines offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno about a month ago.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The kid should have the right||
to make that choice,
not have it made for him.
The Chicago Tribune interview makes pretty clear what Swenson understood his "best interests"/desire to be.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I zeroed in||
on the same line.
Was gonna post it if it hadn't been...
...heart sank when I read it.
This is bad.
Not only does this kinda ish come back to bite you, energetically (karma), it makes us hypocrites.
Through all the losses, bad seasons, even the scandals (granted, was not following then), this is the first time I really feel a sense of shame.
I do hope there's more information, miscommunication, another side of the story, but this. This is pretty damning.
Are we really turning into the worst of our opponents?
Seems pretty clear, but I still don't want to believe it. If true, this move casts a phyrric shadow on all wins in the next 4 years;
Victory at this price leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I've found that it's precisely the adults in these situations||
that give hints.
Partially to cover their own behinds, partially to allow the other party to save face. Call it discretion.
Often, the bigger the stakes, the more between-the-lines the communication.
Sucks, but it's kinda how the world works.
Don't get me wrong -- I don't like this development, and it does sound like an egregious lack of integrity on our part, especially if they wanted to pull the scholarship.
Just speaking to the "hints" part.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Another moral win/actual defeat followed by||
a moral defeat / actual win ("ugly win").
We're better than this.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Shoot,||
and this is the second half.
Need to pull it together, fast.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Just tuning in/||
had a feeling we were too cocky/relaxed going into this game...
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Keep calm...||
...& go Blue.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Then again,||
it could be really rudimentary. Ever notice that whenever scientists search for signs of extraterrestrial life they look for single-cell lifeforms?
Still, I think it's not a bad idea to clean up our act / spacejunk, be a little more intentional on what kind of soundwaves / frequencies we're putting out there, and maybe not be waving a big towel-flag...
On the whole, tho: no need to panic.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yay!||
We get to be pets!!
(now that's a sobering thought) <picks up phone to call for overdue vet appointment>
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It's like||
...dumping your fiance right as they are about to walk up the aisle (after a solid, if blasé engagement & a couple years of a committed relationship before that, and no word of warning), then saying --
-- well, I didn't put any ring on any finger, so it's understood I may've still been shopping around... why should that be an issue?
Best of luck to him.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Great point...||
... don't get the "only bothers me a little" part...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||She had CONSENSUAL sex, but||
Consenting to sex does not equal consenting to being recorded having sex.
Technically neither person could consent, being drunk, but she stated she was ok with it even after the fact, so -- there's no sense of violation stemming from the sexual intercourse, apparently (for either person, I should add for the sake of lurking by-the-letter debaters). All good here.
Her lack of capacity to give consent does, however, become relevant when it comes to the filming: she's apparently NOT ok with it. Even if she said "ok" in the moment, that "ok" is void: she was too drunk to consent.
It sounds, however, like the taping really upset her, like it was a bottom line, because -- in contrast to the sex itself, it was the discovery of the videos that sent her seeking help. Even though she stated she probably wouldn't have had sex w/ him had she been sober, there was no sense of violation associated with this sex -- so she doesn't consider it sexual assault or rape. It sounds like she knew herself enough to know what she'd be ok with (sex) & not ok with (being taped) while under the influence.
Doesn't matter that he wasn't a stranger. (Cumon, man, do I really have to say that?)
From a legal point of view -- in some states transmission from one phone to another is enough -- minors have even been prosecuted for sending sexting pics of *themselves* (ridiculous, I know). Things might be a tad overblown in the digital realm, likely due to potential for irreversible damage on social media, suicides etc., before regulation. Pendulum...
From an ethical point of view -- if she went to the Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center, she felt something was wrong. And they wouldn't call police unless the person seeking their helps wants them to -- if anything, advocates try to create a neutral zone in contrast to the pressure ppl. usually get to report.
As far of the gravity of the violation -- I don't like my *picture* taken w/o my permission, even under normal circumstances (I'm not very photogenic). A one night stand I'm ambivalent about (or would not have had if sober) is one thing. A sex tape, completely another. I'd be livid / hurt. And would feel very vulnerable.
Ethically, in terms of LTT's culpability -- that's really hard, it'd likely boil down to intentions, what he understood re: her consent at the time (which no one will likely ever know), and why he didn't delete all copies when he deleted them off her phone, an act which suggests awareness that she wasn't ok w/ them.
He did recently tweet under the hashtag '#failureisneverfinal'.
It does sound to me like a case where a restorative justice approach could potentially be useful.
His pre-trial hearing is Feb. 8.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||the look||
the look of reverence on his face...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Go||
GO David Go!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"The academics...||
"The academics are pretty good but not close to Michigan (or UCLA)."
Well *that's* good to hear.
Edit: then I read the rest of the back-and-forth.
I gotta say tho -- while USC's undergrad program may now rank per U.S. News & World, a rich research environment does add something -- complexity, a gravity -- to students' experience that's hard to quantify & doesn't always show up in stats or even polls.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ok, *this*||
is realistic. Finally! Thank you.
And that makes your last paragraph all the more convincing -- one can relax into it.
I do gotta say this. For football tradition, plus academics -- there's nowhere like Michigan. Nowhere. Donuts & cider at the stadium on a crisp autumn day...
...a poster above was right. The warm weather is like a tease that never puts out (former comment)... it adds to the sense of unreality. After a while you start to miss the grounding touch of the seasons' rhythm...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Um...||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||It just...||
...doesn't feel like it [don't want to say it, cuz yes, there's still a tiny chance] --
and like most folks on this board are in sad, delusional denial.
I mean, it's his moms.
The coaching staff being the only hopeful counterweight (since it seems the academic angle is a draw).
I'll hang onto this silver sliver of hope, but... very reminicent of Hand. sure seems like he's gone...
I do hope I'm wrong.