1464

June 18th, 2013 at 10:48 AM ^

It's so that boosters can throw money into the fountain like a wishing well.  Don't know where the money will end up, but I'm sure their boosters will get their wishes.

Gitback

June 18th, 2013 at 10:50 AM ^

"necessary" or not isn't the question.  It's "who's paying for them."  That's the question.  Since it's 'Bama the answer is probably "rich booster," to which, whatever.  *shrug*

MichiganManOf1961

June 18th, 2013 at 3:00 PM ^

Hey, well its a good thing that the NCAA mandates that "student"-athletes don't get extra benefits not available to every other student.  I mean have you seen their weight room?  The NCRB puts it to shame.  These guys are average "students" and are treated as such.  What a farce.  Just allow non-students to represent the school as athletes, its so rediculous to continue to pretend that the current college sports model fits in with the "sound mind sound body" mantra that was likely the original intention of college sports.   

Perkis-Size Me

June 18th, 2013 at 11:11 AM ^

When boosters are paying ridiculous amounts of money to ensure Saban keeps doing what he's doing, this is the result. You've got so much money that you don't know what to do with it all. Hence, waterfalls.

TWSWBC

June 18th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

Patches O'Houlihan: Necessary? Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine?

Peter La Fleur: Probably not

Patches O'Houlihan: No, but I do it anyway because it's sterile and I like the taste.

Wazoo

June 18th, 2013 at 11:36 AM ^

In most cases before a bubble is burst, there are extreme examples of excess.  After the burst, people scratch their heads and say about the foolishness "what were they thinking?"  The day of reckoning can't be far away.

saveferris

June 18th, 2013 at 11:45 AM ^

What can you say?  The Alabama football team likes them some chocolate, and the only way to mix it properly is by waterfall.

What else do you expect them to do?

 

MichiganManOf1961

June 18th, 2013 at 3:19 PM ^

No, I think what you mean is "If the SEC does something, it's undoubtably insane and they're trying to buy recruits.  If Michigan does something, it's obviously completely altruistic and just, no matter the circumstances." Because every Michigan basketball players NEEDS an iPad, a "player's lounge, a recreation area featuring lounge chairs, video game systems and an 84-inch television screen that also has the ability to be split into four separate 42-inch monitors", " three built-in touch-screen monitors resting below a large block "M". http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/a-look-inside-michigan-basketballs-new-crown-jewel-the-player-development-center/ .  Or a " $26.1 million indoor football practice facility".  Or indoor and outdoor lacrosse fields, including an indoor arena.  I got tired of looking this up, but there's plenty more if you'd like more evidence.  Please, lets continue to rail on the excesses of the SEC.  I'm enjoying the hypocrisy.

MichiganManOf1961

June 18th, 2013 at 5:48 PM ^

Shut the fuck up.  I am riled up, happy?  You're a piece of garbage who spends at least 75% of your time attacking random people on here.  "Herm" hasn't been around for a while, sorry I don't feel like changing an irrelevant name to suit a little bitch like yourself.  You start EVERY SINGLE POST with a personal attack.  Can we honestly take a look at banning this chachbag?  Let's take a sampling (i.e. 80% of the his most recent posts... go look for yourselves) of the awesome insights and nice things you have to contribute:  

"Are you in high school? Honest question, since you do not seem to understand very basic stats concepts..."

"Do you honestly not remebers Tigers games 10 years ago? Getting shelled for 8 runs in the first inning is not fun."

"DERRRRR. Prince is entirely not the problem."

"Who would you have close? Oh, right. There aren't much better options..."

"Stop drinking at the bar and drink at home. Problem solved."

""lolwut? Have you seen other school's schedules?"

"What exactly would you expect him to say? "I did PED's, please suspend me for 50 games"?"

"(eye roll)"

"(eye roll)"

"You have no god damn idea what you are talking about." 

"Nothing like Herm calling someone else a liar"

"No. The advances stats describe the team in a more complete way then just the total number of wins the Tigers have.  You are missing the forest through the trees in your chase to be as negative as possible."

"It's pretty clear you don't like watching Tigers games. So maybe go mow the lawn?"

"Take a stats class and learn something."

Sorry MGoBloggers, I had to use so much space to prove what a worthless poster this little guy is.   Honestly, at least throw out a real opinion once in a while.  You're just a little bitch who likes to try to start fights on a MESSAGE BOARD for God's sake.  Herm was a novelty, it was funny for a while, then it wasn't, so Herm's been gone for 4-5 months.  I'd really like to see what your home life is like, because if you're anything like you are on here, you must lead a sad and miserable existence.  No wonder you live in a state where it's easy to avoid human contact.  I may occasionally be sarcastic or condescending at times, but at least I try to back up what I state with some valid points or evidence.  

justingoblue

June 18th, 2013 at 8:18 PM ^

I know you two have a history of going back and forth, but the personal stuff is over the line and isn't something that should get posted.

If you're interested in getting a new account and keeping your points, that's something that can be done. You can also just change your name yourself if you don't care about doing any more ~Herm posts.

MichiganManOf1961

June 18th, 2013 at 9:46 PM ^

The history was a one way street until now.  

And now that you say it, I would like to change my name to "david from wyoming has verbal and fecal incontinence".  

Thank you very much in advance.

~HERM

Hugs and kisses david, I'm sure you'll grow out of the bed wetting eventually.