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03/29/2018 - 4:25pm perhaps not a paycut

It seems more to the point that the after tax $75K from the G League is in spendable funds, while the $75K from the collegiate scholarship is non-monetary.  The latter is a lifelong investment, true, but I would guess most one and dones don't have that perspective, since they see other avenues to success than academic.

03/26/2018 - 1:25pm fungibility of funds

yes, while one dollar is generally like another, in government situations fund accounting often makes certain dollars from certain sources ineligible for certain payments.  For example, our township kept a water plant officially incomplete but still operational in order to spend construction dollars on operations, a big no no (for which they, meaning we all) got our fingers rapped and our wallets raided.  So, no, I would suspect at MSU all dollars are not like each other.

03/09/2018 - 1:31pm as the old adage says

. . . truer words have never been spoken.  I have a laundry list of issues which immediately spring to mind which will remain unarticulated here,

09/17/2017 - 11:53am math

math: it's a thing.

10 FG X 3 = 30

twenty extra points?  that's some offense we have

07/23/2016 - 1:25pm was at the game

the best player on the field in a defensive struggle was, unfortunately for us, Jack Lambert.

10/18/2013 - 12:59pm I'm not quite that old,

but I think you'll find the armistice was signed ending the war on November 11, 1918.  Fortunately, you seem to be better at football than history.

06/14/2013 - 1:40pm money put in a bank where it can be loaned

what a quaint notion.  more likely the deposit would be serving as collateral for some rehypothication scheme into which the bank has entered, pledging the cash as collateral in a derivatives contract.   (sorry for the real world intrusion; now back to football).

04/19/2013 - 4:44pm Indeed we can go further

and ask why this affected you more than any number of foreign, brown skinned young folks who get blown up on a fairly regular basis (Afghans, Pakistanis, among others).  All are horrific events that show the human capacity for evil we all share.  The events close to home get a 24/7 media presence; the ones on the other side of the globe get a 24/7 major media blackout. A child dead from a blast is a child dead from a blast, regardless of color or political motivations.  All are to be mourned.  We care about our own more because we react reflexively (tribally, an anthropolgist might suggest) to the media's tugging at the American heartstring; the others remain offstage and unmourned (by us).

That said, my next move is checking the flight schedules to Bolivia.

04/17/2013 - 1:15pm a little further back

would take us to Barry Pierson, whose two long punt returns were instrumental against Ohio in the 1969 24-12 righting of the universe.  Of course Barry was from St. Ignace, a town which to us true Yoopers has always rather been an honorary member of the Yooper club. . . .

03/31/2013 - 10:13am tail events

Insightful comment re: tail events, but might not your view be thrown off a bit by doubling the number of games?  One assumes that the teams play each other, so the 6000ish games become 3000ish games, so your statistifcally predicted 40 should be about 20, at which time 14 is not quite the unusual nuber it seems.