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09/20/2018 - 12:02pm Still in September

Too soon…

Still in September

Too soon for Frost on the field

Chase the Huskers off.

09/18/2018 - 10:23pm Good to know the Oklahoma…

Good to know the Oklahoma high school athletic association allows missiles to participate in sports. Hope the big ten has similar eligibility standards. 

09/12/2018 - 2:22pm Did they breakout how many…

Did they breakout how many of those under center runs were in 2nd and short or 3rd and short situations? Or how many came in late game/late half situations? 

09/11/2018 - 4:17pm Such a lazy take. You see it…

Such a lazy take. You see it all the time with older generations. Saying something is unamerican is basically saying, “this is different than I’m used to, and I want it to be the way it used to be.” This is a loser’s mentality, holding on to stasis vs being innovative and trying to find new ways to succeed. It turns out, in my estimation, that the ones being unamerican are those who want to freeze innovation. Such is the irony with these statements. Also worth noting, it’s not an American phenomenon. It’s generational  and global and more about a willingness to embrace change or to be a catalyst for change. 

09/10/2018 - 8:19pm Thank you. Again, not a…

Thank you. Again, not a strong opinion, but it sounds like the courts agreed on the property clause, but disagreed on what constitutes due process and arbitrary. Is direct cross examination a requirement for due process? 

09/10/2018 - 7:24pm Shocking, but I don’t have a…

I don’t have a strong opinion on this because it is nuanced and people who spend a lot more time thinking about these things should define the policy that best promotes positive outcomes. 

I’m just curious among our legal experts here, why does a court have authority to say whether a university’s mechanism for this is legal? Is the grounds based on a person not being given due process? If so, what specific law or precedent is being cited? Is the concept of having the right to face an accuser in a direct cross examination something that is codified in due process? Just trying to understand the legal basis for the ruling vs the common sense rationale. 

09/06/2018 - 1:55pm 31-13.

 

Offensive line…

31-13.

 

Offensive line struggles again, raising alarm level from 7.5 to 9.5. Even the optimistic bunch will seek room alongside me in my bomb shelter. We will console one another the rest of the year and hope senselessly that those three posters who keep saying, “but it’s only one or two mistakes. Once they correct those, we’ll be fine,” are right. Though we know they are Sisyphusian fools who will be crushed yet again and die an ignominious death. 

09/06/2018 - 12:40pm Just echoing other posters…

Just echoing other posters. These are great and glad to see them back. I always have difficulty seeing what Brian sees from his UFR stills and just take his word for it. The videos, slow motion, and visual effects help a ton on a subset of plays. 

08/30/2018 - 10:27am Pick six that will lead me…

Pick six that will lead me to question why I invest so much emotional energy into a game played by strangers thousands of miles away. I will pass through the stages of grief with a sad familiarity and a resolve that I’ll never let it happen again, though deep inside I know I’m not fooling anybody. 

08/25/2018 - 12:26am Actually shrooming tonight…

Actually shrooming tonight. Semi annual tradition with the wife. We’ve been up on the rooftop deck giggling for a couple hours. Going through a little lull now. Not sure why I’m here. 

08/23/2018 - 6:06pm No offense to the OP or the…

No offense to the OP or the content, but I was really hoping this was going to be a UMbig insider update. 

08/20/2018 - 1:39pm You may as well just make…

You may as well just make this it’s own post. It’s the only worthwhile information in the whole thread. 

 

And, as always, thanks for the insider info. I don’t know if you’ve addressed this elsewhere but how are insiders feeling about our issues with the tackles? Hard to read through the coach speak optimism. 

 

Edit: this was intended to be a reply to umbig. 3.0 shrug emoji. 

08/19/2018 - 9:27pm Good to know they have their…

Good to know they have their trolls too. 

08/16/2018 - 2:03pm I feel empathy with any fan…

I feel empathy with any fan base that has to go through this. Black helmets for the golden domers — is nothing sacred? 

08/15/2018 - 11:22am Sound a lot like emails my…

Sound a lot like emails my company's CEO, Jeff Bezos, sends to his senior staff (some of which make their way down the ranks). Seems to be working out okay for him. 

My hot take based on zero information: Sounds like a bunch of aging executives who are concerned more about their retirement planning then they are about the long term viability of Ford. This is why most companies eventually die. To paraphrase Jeff, this mentality leads to stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death.

At least Hackett isn't going down quietly.  

08/15/2018 - 11:16am To be fair, you are giving…

To be fair, you are giving the OP a lot of credit by assuming he meets the bar for "average". 

08/09/2018 - 11:24am I see they are offering a…

I see they are offering a course in Responsive Web Design...

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08/04/2018 - 7:58pm To add to this, it is…

To add to this, it is extremely common behavior among abusers to do exactly that. In fact,  Zach  Smiths rationalization, to hiding or damaging phones, to people pressuring her to drop the charges because impact on her own financial situation is text book abusive behavior. 

08/02/2018 - 8:29pm nevermind. I see now. This…

nevermind. I see now. This is like a little micro experiment in how false news can disseminate so quickly. Don't know what to think anymore. Confused.

 

 

08/02/2018 - 8:15pm Clue me in. What do you mean…

Clue me in. What do you mean, "it's fake". And why does an image that is post 2013 prove that it is fake? I'm lost.

08/02/2018 - 7:45pm This is part of the solution…

This is part of the solution. Education is important, no doubt. But anyone can invite her to speak. It's how we respond when faced with similar situations that are most instructional for the kids in the program. There is no substitute for experiential learning and learning by the example our teacher's set. In Urban's and Dantoni's cases, they teach that lying, cheating, absolving, etc. are okay. In Michigan's case, our student-athletes will probably eat less chicken.

08/02/2018 - 1:08pm Get well, Ace.

Selfishly…

Get well, Ace.

Selfishly speaking, your post game write-ups are my favorite part of this blog. I read them to revel in the glory of victory and I read them to help me cope with the frustrations of defeat. The clarity of your prose, your pacing, and your thoughtfulness put into words a glob of emotions over a silly game I find difficult to understand in myself. .I will miss them.

 

08/01/2018 - 11:56pm Complete conjecture, but…

Complete conjecture, but loyalty can be a lot more powerful than righteousness and sometimes conflated with it. that can lead to making terrible decisions that you can rationalize.  We all have examples of it in degrees.  

08/01/2018 - 1:57pm Oh, I agree. I’ve just never…

Oh, I agree. I’ve just never witnessed it as clearly as I have recently.  Before, it was just an academic learning that I thought was novel, but not applicable in my daily life. 

08/01/2018 - 12:28pm If I’ve learned anything…

If I’ve learned anything over the past few years is that tribalism and nativism are more powerful forces than morality. 

I suspect nothing will come from this. Good to know that our institutes of higher education continue to lead by example for their students, alumni, and community at large. 

07/25/2018 - 11:46am This is a jaded point of…

This is a jaded point of view. My Smart Speakers (Echo family of devices) provide a ton of utility in my house, from smart home controls, to access to entertainment, to shopping. To say they don't have real functionality weakens your argument. You could say the functionality is not worth the risk that one day these companies will start selling the data for advertising purposes. And note, it is a risk vs. reality as currently the information is not used for advertising. . 

07/24/2018 - 8:09pm Why does it not surprise me…

Why does it not surprise me that he just inadvertantly admitted to beating women?

07/11/2018 - 9:12pm meh...

its really, really…

meh...

its really, really easy to just avoid those posts or skip over the comments that offend you. I don’t know why everybody gets so up in arms on this issue. Brian is entitled to make the rules for his business. The impact will be monetary and he can change those rules as he sees fit. 

 

07/11/2018 - 5:44pm Bizarre. That being said,…

Bizarre. That being said, due to recruiting rules you aren’t able to hear ND’s side of the story. As a program that has had that happen to us in the recent past, we should remember that. 

07/10/2018 - 12:01pm I’m not a huge fan of the…

I’m not a huge fan of the site redesign, but I find it ironic that you are so thoughtlessly critical, yet you take the time to post about an OT topic (way OT, IMO) to the board you whine about being so bad. 

07/09/2018 - 3:37pm Same as most games the last…

Same as most games the last few years, chasing 3 little kids around the yard, trying to sneak in a few minutes here and there, and, assuming it’s close, just turn it off and watch it later on DVR if we win and not at all if we lose. I get pretty stressed during games and I hate that my children see me like that. Or worse yet I get cranky with them. 

07/03/2018 - 10:31pm Gillian’s island - I like my…

Gillian’s island - I like my chances. 

Baywatch - not great odds but still worth it 

Arrested development 

Battlestar galactica 

Dynasty. 

07/03/2018 - 10:54am This breaks my heart. I’ve…

This breaks my heart. I’ve loved The Old Lady for 25 years now and I am not a fan of Ronaldo. Respect him as a singular talent but just think he is a dbag. 

07/03/2018 - 10:48am Always reminds me of Donkey…

Always reminds me of Donkey from Shrek. 

07/02/2018 - 3:00pm Seattle also. 10 years. 

 

Seattle also. 10 years. 

 

Pros:

1) proximity to outdoor activities. this is by far the biggest pro and why I love the city so much

2) temperate climate. See blow for cons, but climate is a net positive for me. Especially coming from Midwest. 

3) love my job, which makes loving the city easier  

 

Cons:

1) kinda pretentious. 

2) winter gets really dark and very gray. Though rain isn’t nearly as big as it is made out to be. It’s the gray and short days that get to some people. I don’t mind them too much. 

3) expensive. Though no income tax helps offset that. 

4) far from family in Michigan. 

5) traffic is brutal. I live close to downtown so I don’t feel it often but it is pretty bad for commuters. 

06/29/2018 - 11:23pm While I usually am annoyed…

While I usually am annoyed by this idiom... username checks out. 

06/28/2018 - 11:34pm A huge paycheck? Sure, if…

A huge paycheck? Sure, if they are willing to completely leave the area, their friends, their livelihoods, etc... if they want to stay anywhere close to the city, there is no paycheck left.  

06/28/2018 - 9:13pm Got it. In Seattle we have…

Got it. In Seattle we have the opposite problem. The real estate boom has driven property taxes so high that people have to leave the city to stay in homes they’ve lived in for decades. In the worst case, it’s driving people to homelessness. 

My monthly mortgage went from $5500 to $7000 in 3 years  

 

06/28/2018 - 5:55pm Why can’t anyone sell their…

Why can’t anyone sell their house in Ann Arbor? And please spare me the “because government is incompetent” trite. 

06/26/2018 - 8:08pm Unfortunately, no. I find it…

Unfortunately, no. I find it very difficult as well. Yoga is a good proxy for me because it has similar elements, but also keeps the mind and body focused through movement. That’s  also why I like rock climbing. You don’t have an option to get distracted. 

06/26/2018 - 7:34pm Some good comments in here…

Some good comments in here so I won’t be redundant. I’ll only add that the concept of deep work helps me with stress. Spending time 100% focused on a single activity, absolutely distraction free, is a huge benefit for me. Things like meditation, mentioned by others, is an obvious example. Some I partake in include snowboarding, rock climbing, reading scholarly articles in new fields in a room with no distractions (not even music). 

I think the distracted life we’re living is a major driver of unhappiness/stress. Fully focusing, even in shorter bursts, is a partial solution. 

06/05/2018 - 7:05pm Surprised how buried the…

Surprised how buried the board is. Imagine that will reduce traffic, which is bad. Only time will tell. Definitely cleaner though. Now where the hell is my risk update? 

06/02/2018 - 12:09am Granted.

But the op put Eminem in his/her list so...

06/01/2018 - 11:31pm Not enough...

Bob Dylan on this thread.

Bob Dylan
Bono
Man in black

05/29/2018 - 2:54pm Agreed...

A couple years ago we moved and I created a fairly thorough spreadsheet to quantify the value of proximity. From a purely economic standpoint investing more in a house vs throwing away money on fuel, car, insurance, and maintenance actually make the trade off more compelling than at first glance. For us we were still paying More annually for the house in the city, but the difference wasn’t as drastic. Then the quality of life variables made it a no brainer. More time with family, access to city amenities, etc...

05/29/2018 - 2:20pm Maybe.

I also think it depends on organization. If chaos doesn’t have strong coordination among disparate teams subsumed into its ranks it could suffer setbacks. This could lead to dwindling interest in participating, which in turn leads to death.

05/26/2018 - 10:45am Which is exactly...

... why it’s the perfect war movie.

05/23/2018 - 3:41pm Wtf...

Is up with thread titles lately? I think posters need to go through an annual recertification to keep their posting rights.

05/20/2018 - 11:53pm My takes

While I liked saving private Ryan and forest gump at the time, they haven’t aged well. I find films that have heavy handed moral themes tend to lose their luster. Don’t begrudge anyone their favorites, just don’t stand the test of time for me.

If I had to pick three, it would be
Godfather I and II
Deer hunter
Last of the Mohicans

05/16/2018 - 12:29am Yes...

... I'm a little old for music to have such a visceral impact on me, but when I heard The Midnight Organ Fight the first time, it felt like somebody stole my 20s, put it into a torcher chamber, and tightened the bolts. Best whiskey drinking music I've ever heard.