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05/25/2018 - 2:59pm I know I'm in the minority on this one

And from now on, I'll simply ignore the threads and not comment as many will undoubtedly tell me to do.  But OP gets a downvote because...really?  Every year we have to do this for 99 days?  Does anyone truly LIKE singing "100 bottles of beer on the wall"?  Just no.  Please no.

05/07/2018 - 8:33am You can milk anything with nipples

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04/26/2018 - 6:19pm Shea Patterson Posbang?

Patterson muppets?  Great news!

04/24/2018 - 9:54am Pitino is not a coach with flaws

He is instead a walking and talking flaw who also coaches basketball.

04/19/2018 - 1:04pm Former Domino's driver

Ann Street store in the late 80's, back when it existed.  Nothing wrong with making your living from pizza.  (Cool story, Bro-I once delivered a pizza to Bo's house.  Shemmy answered the door, Bo came and gave me the money.  Excellent tip!  Thanks, Bo...)

04/04/2018 - 10:02am You seem angry at school employees

Your reaction seems out of proportion to what I said.  Tell me what you would have done differently.  The NCAA approved the course.  The girl took the course.  The NCAA informed us yesterday that the one-letter difference on the transcript meant that they wouldn't count it.  

First, does that seem a reasonable response from an organization that is supposed to be all about student athletes?  Second, is it reasonable that we would know it was going to happen when we've had the class approved for five years now, it's been appearing on our transcripts the same way that whole time, and we've never had any previous problems?

Most school employees are working in schools because we like kids and want to help them be successful.  Since I know this girl and have been working with her for four years, the situation bothers me way more than it could ever bother you-but I don't see what any reasonable person would have done differently.

BTW, story has a happy ending.  The girl will be eligible, and will not have to take an extra summer math class.  No thanks to the NCAA; our "dilettante" principals figured out a different way to proceed.

04/03/2018 - 7:50pm I spent 45 minutes on the pbone today with the NCAA

As a high school counselor, we sometimes need to talk to them if our students have eligibility questions. Cliff notes version-we submit our classes to them so they can determine if they meet criteria for core classes that will be accepted by the eligibity center in determining an athlete's initial eligibility out of high school. There is a rubric the athlete must meet in terms of number of credits, distribution of those credits, GPA, and test scores.

With one particular student, she needed a math class to count to be eligible. However, the name of the class we submitted and got approved differed by one letter from the way it appeared on the transcript. Really, one letter. Therefore, the NCAA would not approve the class.

I told the NCAA rep we would change the name of the course on the transcript and resubmit. He was appalled by that idea, and warned me it would lead to many other complications and increased scrutiny, and "I didn't want to go down that road."

Bottom line, the girl will have to take a math class this summer to be eligible, because of one letter in a course title. So, I am not optimistic they will ever do the right thing, at least on purpose.

04/02/2018 - 9:28am M 78, V 72

Feeling better about this game than the 2013 championship game going in, hope it is justified.

03/30/2018 - 7:07pm Because he is Harbaugh

I mean, duh! :)

03/22/2018 - 7:31pm Lets Gooooooooo!

Win the game.

03/21/2018 - 11:27am In other words...

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03/21/2018 - 7:21am I am extremely depressed

While I always appreciate this feature, I am now faced with the prospect of reliving 3 years of absolute sucky-ness without even the hope that it will get better.  The drama the Rich Rod years brought was almost as bad as the losing and the Gerg defense.  How about that stuffed animal?

The only bright spot is the beginning of the Beilein era.  The answer to the question of how much of West Virginia's success he was responsible for seems to be "Most all of it", BTW.

03/19/2018 - 10:33am No outcome could surprise me in this one

If we shoot well, frustrate them with our defense, and get rolling-we could win by 20.  If we are flat again and they get out on the break and get early confidence and keep running-we could lose by 20.  On balance, I'm going to say that #7 seeds usually don't put together 2 great games in a row, so we'll keep it close and then pull away late and win by 10.

03/16/2018 - 11:30am Is this like tweeting at recruits?

Obviously it's more serious, and I agree that something is wrong with anyone threatening the young lady with violence.  

However, it does offer an opportunity to share my favorite MGoBlog diagram of all time...

Edit:  My formatting sucks.  Anyone with an ounce of tech sense who can help me out?

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03/12/2018 - 8:10pm Fuck Chris Webber

Loved to watch the man play basketball. Loved his intelligence and personality. Cannot forgive the shame he brought to the program and his complete lack of remorse.

03/05/2018 - 7:39am UM has opened a new satellite campus

Tom is showing you where it is.

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02/23/2018 - 12:07pm I wish him well, but...

No personal animosity toward Drevno.  However, he didn't get the job done, and I'm glad Jim made the change.  Looking forward to more success under the new regime.

02/19/2018 - 6:45pm I am optimistic

Really, what other choice do we have? Huge year for the program in several ways.

02/15/2018 - 9:52am Hide your sturgeon!

They are protected in most places, after all...

 

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02/09/2018 - 2:17pm Kraft Noodles

You all KNOW you love it! *ducks and covers

02/02/2018 - 7:34am Graham "Burning" Couch at work

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01/25/2018 - 2:18pm Tak out the second "r"?

Tak?  You ARE that guy, and you are really bad at being that guy.

01/24/2018 - 9:23am At least Toys R' Us is already broken

Dave can move straight on to fixing it without having to break it first.  Too bad that he's much better at breaking things than fixing them.

01/18/2018 - 12:37pm Referees pregame meal

Chicken of the Cave.

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01/17/2018 - 11:17am And then McIlwain will get lucky with the Asian Carp

He has a certain affinity for marine life.  You could say he LOVES it.

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01/11/2018 - 8:58pm NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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01/11/2018 - 1:04pm They have gone up dramatically

Especially since UM went to the Common App.  Our experiences with individual students back up the increasing difficulty.  Talking with friends and fellow alums, our most frequent conclusion is we are glad we graduated when we did, as we probably wouldn't get in now.  

01/11/2018 - 11:31am You never know

Make sure to highlight leadership positions, out of the box experiences you have had, and anything that makes you unique.  Out of all the admissions departments we deal with on a regular basis, UM is the most unpredictable.  They really do strive for a diverse and eclectic mix of students in each class.  (Not debating if this is the right or wrong approach, just stating facts.). Sometimes they defer kids we think are locks, other times they admit someone we think has no chance.                                                                                                                                                                                  One other thing-if you don't get in, yet UM is still your dream school, it is sometimes easier to get in as a transfer student after a year of doing well somewhere else.  Again, tougher to do this in Engineering.  

01/11/2018 - 10:39am Good luck with your admission

I am sure you are an excellent student or you wouldn't be applying.  My advice is to pay particular attention to your essays.  Have a couple people you trust read them over, and spend time on them.  I am a HS counselor, and spoke to our UM admissions rep the other day about a few of our students who were deferred.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here are a few things I learned:  they got over 8000 more early action applications this year, yet took about 2000 fewer students during this phase.  For LSA last year, the middle 50% of incoming freshmen had 31-34 ACT scores with an unweighted GPA of 3.9-4.0. That will probably go even higher this year, and the Engineering school is even more difficult.  Our school in particular had 21 students accepted 4 years ago during this phase, this year the number fell to 9.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        None of this is meant to discourage you.  I am just encouraging you to pay attention to deadlines and really take the process seriously.  If you are applying to Engineering, make sure your teacher rec letter is from one of your advanced math or science teachers, for instance.  Best of luck!

01/11/2018 - 10:23am I beliebe the Union is closing soon

They are doing a major renovation, scheduled to last almost two years.

01/10/2018 - 2:46pm Hmmm, Purple Face or Red Lock?

Which one wins a smile-off?                                     

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01/10/2018 - 1:10pm No Friday?

How about...

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01/10/2018 - 1:04pm Damn it, Brian

I had oceans of snark to type about you mistakenly putting a hockey gif under the paragraph about Livers.  "Yeah, tough to shoot well from 3 when you're wearing ice skates and carrying a stick!"  Yuk, yuk, yuk.

Then you went and fixed it, and all my snark must remain untyped.  Furthermore, most people will read this post later and have no idea what I'm talking about, and I'll look dumb. It's tough to be me.

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01/10/2018 - 11:24am Can you please link said rant?

Or tell me what thread it's in and I'll find it myself.  Sounds like an entertaining read, and far better than actually, you know, working.

01/10/2018 - 8:07am I just sent a picture of last night's officials

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01/07/2018 - 1:05pm Plus one for phrasing

"Cornfuck bumbleshit hicksville.". Well done, sir.  Now the challenge is to try to drop that exact phrase into conversation at work this week without getting in trouble...

01/04/2018 - 12:52pm Articles of Confederation ref

For any Michigan fan over 50, the answer is clearly Jim Bain!  My friend and I were listening to a game 30+ years ago with Tom Hemingway on the call, and a foul was called.  Tom strongly disagreed with the call, and uttered the famous line:  "Well, Michigan fans, I don't have to tell you who made THAT call!"

I believe this was a second career for "The Bainer", after commanding troops on the French side during the French and Indian war.  

 

Edit:  I just checked to see when Jim Bain passed away, and the answer is, he hasn't.  He is 85 years old, his nickname is "Boomer"...and he's in the basketball officials hall of fame.  My world is upside down right now...

01/04/2018 - 10:13am Still stuck on fruit issues, despite the thread going away

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01/04/2018 - 7:45am Here's a rumor

Don Brown is going to radically alter the way defense is played in college football.  The best part is, they don't count against our scholarship limit!  Hudl?  Hudl.

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01/03/2018 - 1:03pm That comment might have backfired on you

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01/03/2018 - 11:22am Spelling Karma

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01/02/2018 - 1:20pm As always on MGoBlog

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01/01/2018 - 4:40pm Every criticism is fair game today

It is fair to question every aspect of this team and program right now, including Jim Harbaugh.  No, I am not saying fire him...but he needs to put the right coaches in place and stop calling plays not to lose.  Don Brown, your defense needs to make big stops in the 4th quarter...they haven't on too many occasions.  I could go on-my point is, there are no more sacred cows.  It is all on the table.

12/21/2017 - 9:27am Thrice as nice!

Can you post it one more time, so we can all be completely clear on whether we should sleep on Peters?  :)

There's a joke in that phrase, as well...

12/20/2017 - 8:37pm What a great cause

We held a bowling fundraiser as part of our student leadership group within the KLAA conference last February, and Tammy Carr was gracious enough to make an appearance and talk to our students and advisors about Chad and the foundation.  Difficult to hold the attention of high school kids in most situations, but not in this case.  So impressed by the family's work to bring something positive out of their personal tragedy.  

12/20/2017 - 2:15pm Nick took care of it

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12/19/2017 - 9:48am Paywalled site?

It only showed me the first paragraph, then I had to join at 20% off to see more.

12/19/2017 - 8:12am I've tried deleting my cookies, but it hasn't helped

I mean, I've been deleting my cookies, the cookies the neighbors send over, cookies at work-I usually just use the term "Eating", but I understand deleting sounds more tech-savvy.  Anyway, no matter how many I "Delete", I still get pop-up ads on my computer.  Frankly, I don't see the connection, but I'm willing to keep "Deleting" if it will help.

 

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12/18/2017 - 12:16pm Mad Hatter has a name for that kind of behavior

He calls it  "Tuesday."

12/18/2017 - 10:35am Spork is underrated as a utensil

This is what the ones at MSU's training table look like...#redlocked

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