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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. 

05/15/2018 - 12:27am Frightened rabbit...

:-(.

Other stuff in the mix:
Townes Van zandt, Leon bridges, George strait, billy Bragg and Wilco.

04/24/2018 - 11:30am Bizarre to me...

... that any parent would send their child to this man after those allegations. Even if they were not true, he admitted to having sexual relations with 3 of them after they turned 18, which is still creepy as fuck considering his relationship with them for years prior. I'm less disappointed in schools recruiting top talent, than I am in parents for exposing their children to such a slime ball. Where in god's name are people's priorities. 

04/08/2018 - 1:21am I’m always disappointed when...

... your posts don’t rhyme.

04/07/2018 - 7:21pm Final editing...

Don’t know what type of editing approvals harbaugh and the AD had, but it does feel a little like the story that is being told fits a little too nicely into the narrative for the season. Drevno being out of touch, qbs being subpar, etc... what surprised me is how easily rattled the qbs appeared. Hamilton came off as very encouraging yet the qbs seemed so low confidence and easily shook. Either it’s from getting hit so often or maybe other coaches approach to handling QBs.

03/29/2018 - 4:46pm Not enough data...

To say if it's the right thing for your son, but here is my opinion as someone who got both his bba and MBA from Ross.

If I were to do it all over again I would do a CS undergrad and supplement it with some marketing and corporate finance classes. Then, I'd get an MBA down the road if needed. Having a technical skill like coding is so valuable in today's marketplace. That being said, if your son loves investment banking and the allure of the trading desk, then my advice isn't as applicable, although having a CS or mathematics undergrad is really valuable in those environments as well. Best thing about BBA for me was the emphasis on career prep, access to top companies, and top notch placement services. The actual skills I learned were secondary.

03/29/2018 - 11:39am Meh...

... I actually can't think of a time I would root for OSU for a National Championship in any sport, even if they are playing Bama in Football or Duke in Basketball. I would just root for a tsunami or sinkhole or something. 

That being said, his premise is a little silly, because extended to it's ultimate degree, there should be no reason people that did not go to OSU should root for OSU (it's just regionalism at a smaller level). I'm guessing he has no problem with that type of regionalism. My distaste for OSU is not a regional thing, it's just that I find them to be morally corrupt and their fan base god awful. 

03/27/2018 - 6:38pm Thank you...

For perpetuating the stereotype of Michigan fans being arrogant snobs.

02/01/2018 - 12:42pm Spot on...

... The UN thing is such a red herring that acts as a trigger phrase to insight tribal divisions. It is commonly used by nationalistic groups to dismiss or discredit legitimate arguments that are not aligned with those group's agendas. 

Take that entire piece out of this, and you still have a governor who actively worked to limit the ability of the US justice department to investigate serious (and later proven) accusations about the treatement of femaile prisoners by prison guards. He stonewalled, dismissed, and ultimately was proven to be wrong. His actions showed he had zero interest in justice for these women, and complete interest in protecting the "state". This is not political in any way. I fucking voted for the guy. It's just fact. 

 

 

 

01/25/2018 - 12:59am Wow...

It's hard to believe how tone deaf all the statements coming from MSU leadership are. I'm all for a good, lawyer approved statement deflecting blame, but the tone, arrogance, and lack of real empathy boggles the mind. I especially love the, it's not about me followed by a paragraph all about her.

01/18/2018 - 10:39pm Missing the point..

Calling her a transvestite is insulting to innocent transvestites, not to her. Creating an equivalence between an enabler of sexual predation and transvestites feeds into the false stereotypes of homosexuals as deviant. Besides that, it wasn't even a funny joke.

01/18/2018 - 6:49pm She won't resign...

Resignation is an admission of failure. Failure is an admission of guilt. Guilt is a 9 figure loss in liability claims. The spineless thing they may do is ask her to retire, and say she did a great job. Sad, when our institutions of higher learning care more about covering their own ass than they do about personal responsibility and accountability. Great example for all the students.

01/16/2018 - 10:48am There are ways to reduce it...

... it just takes investment into site infrastructure. For example, requiring a phone number verification step for creating an account and mapping that phone number to a 1:1 relationship so that if the user is banned, he/she would have to have a new phone number to create a new account. Doable, but a lot of work for a low-level troll like this.

01/13/2018 - 12:39am That's worth...

... a hot fudge sunday on monday.

01/10/2018 - 8:45pm Unfair...

The passing game also had 10 interceptions. Some of those must have turned into touchdowns, right?

01/08/2018 - 1:18pm Yeah, no thanks.

i love Michigain and Michigan athletics, not all of Colege Football. And definitely not the semi-pro football leagues down in the South. So, I think I'll go ahead and keep this account.

 

01/08/2018 - 11:53am I'm in the "not watching" camp...

... not that I'm boycotting. I just don't have any interest in either of those teams. So, my guess is we'll either be watching some show that won a lot of awards last night during the Golden Globes, because my wife's interest has been piqued. Or, we'll watch the Bachelor because... I have no idea why that show still exists.

01/04/2018 - 11:45pm Got it

So it's like a legal shakedown.

01/04/2018 - 12:49pm Blerg...

... gave it a quick read. Doesn't sound great, but I'm mostly surprised by how poorly written the document is given it is written by her lawyers. It read more like a gossip column, than anything professional.

01/02/2018 - 6:04pm So did...

Brian.

12/28/2017 - 2:02pm Also..

Bin Laden was 43 years old when 9/11 occurred. Hardly an old dude. Not that facts matter to truthers.

12/14/2017 - 1:39am Sad...

... Something just doesn't seem to be wired right with this guy. He just seems off. 

12/13/2017 - 7:41pm funny...

... you criticize the OP for facts, meanwhile all you do is make personal attacks on the individual, Red Herring arguments, and strawmen.

 

12/11/2017 - 11:53am Sports Science video of the Anderson Fournette encounter...
12/07/2017 - 3:09pm My view...

Is that vast majority here facing a similar situation, even the "play for the team" crowd, would decide not to play when they do the math.

Guaranteed mid first round pick making millions of dollars vs risk, even limited, of a career ending injury. Given that, there is only one rational decision.

12/05/2017 - 6:29pm That anyone...

would downvote this (other than Russian trolls on Mgoblog) is sad.

12/05/2017 - 3:06pm Take that, Russia...

Now we're... Even?

12/03/2017 - 4:11pm I predict...

It will become the norm for games outside the playoffs. I think coaches can use it as a recruiting tool. High draft round players can sit out, prep for the combine, and prepare for life post college, with reduced injury risk. backups can get valuable practice time and real game experience before the following year. It effectively will turn into an exhibition game similar to spring ball, except against a real team. Honestly, I'd be more interested in seeing young talent that hasn't played much more than people who will be graduating.