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09/20/2018 - 4:07pm I have had two hernia…

I have had two hernia operations.  The surgery is not a big deal, assuming what Bosa had was similar, but I was told to not lift more than 10 pounds for six weeks,after each surgery and I'm a gym rat.

Bosa is gone after this year and stands to have a huge pay day.  I don't care if he is back or not but he is a talent and if it were me, I'd be conservative with my recovery.

09/18/2018 - 1:49pm If CTE is occurring in…

If CTE is occurring in significant numbers, and this seems to be the case, is there not an ethical issue that a university should consider or are players just a bunch of mercenaries with no wages?

FWIW, youth football is down over 20 percent, so some parents are looking at it.  Our high school in the Maryland suburbs could not field a team last year due to lack of participation.

09/17/2018 - 4:47pm You left a few things out.

You left a few things out.

TV dollars is a double edged sword.  It is helping to provide teams with the ability to pay ridiculous salaries to coaches and have great facilities, but it is also killing the game with media timeouts.  Add miserable reffing to the equation, interminably long reivews,  CTE, a very significant reduction in the number of kids playing football and one has to wonder just how long college football is going to be with us.  In addition different kick-off rules and targeting are changing the way the game is played.  Then you have the cream-puff games, including some of the teams in the B1G and the absurdly high ticket prices. 

It's getting a bit hard to justify.

09/12/2018 - 7:23pm While I may get an…

While I may get an occasional neg, it isn't something that happens a lot.  I find this whole point thing to be similar to being back in elementary school.  

It is ridiculous when half the OP's start out by apologizing for committing the mortal sin of posting something that might have been done before. If you've read about it already, why berate someone who is trying to share information? 

Half of these threads have little substance until one gets to about half way through when snide remarks or cutesy comments finally end and substantive posts begin.

 

09/11/2018 - 2:48pm I'd suggest you read about…

I'd suggest you read about due process of law, why it was incorporated into the Fifth Amendment what it means and the situations in which it would and should apply, including wrongly being expelled from a university and the potential for the loss of opportunity and reputation that one could experience. 

After you try a few dozen cases on both the civil and criminal sides of the ledger, let's have another discussion about "preponderance of the evidence" vs "beyond a reasonable doubt."

09/11/2018 - 9:41am Patterson's end-zone TD pass…

Patterson's end-zone TD pass to DPJ was a thing of beauty.  It was the type of pass you see in the NFL but very infrequently in college football.

I think I'll stick with Patterson too.

09/11/2018 - 9:34am This "condescending asshole"…

This "condescending asshole" as you so eloquently put it has more faith in the legal system than a quasi-judicial hearing conducted by a university.  Between a proceeding headed by a professor or some other party with a few hours of reading an administrative manual and a court proceeding with constitutional protections that allow an accused to deeply probe the intent of the accuser and witnesses and a prosecutor in front of a jury, I'll take the latter.  Every time.

I've heard of many instances where the university-based proceedings end up in court; so much for anonymity.  Or, perhaps it is an athlete and because he/she is high profile, you now find it acceptable that public disclosure be allowed.

Your only contention is that it is hard to get a sexual assault conviction, so let's avoid that and go the easy way with a reduced evidentiary standard and throw out constitutional safeguards because getting thrown out of a university is no big deal and no one every finds out the reasons why. Maybe if you were put into the situation of someone wrongly accused of of sexual assault with your university as the judge and jury, you might feel differently.

Is our judicial system perfect?  Hell no, but it sure as shit beats the alternative you have proposed.

09/11/2018 - 8:27am I guess I should say thank…

I guess I should say thank you for making my case.

You might want to do some reading on the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to our Constitution. I've provided a link to the Fourteenth.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/amdt14efrag7_user.html

Your contention that being expelled from a university is no big deal as there is anonymity within the process makes my eyes roll.  Really?  Is this an example of anonymity?

https://www.michigandaily.com/sports/former-kicker-brendan-gibbons-expelled-sexual-misconduct

As I said in my initial post, sexual assault is a heinous act.  At the same time, I don't want to see someone punished unless there is actual proof that the alleged act took place.

09/10/2018 - 10:50pm I'm comfortable with a high…

I'm comfortable with a high bar created by constitutional safeguards that provide for due process.   I can't accept the opinion that because sexual assault convictions through the criminal justice system are difficult, let's throw out a few hundred years of criminal jurisprudence because something else is easier to implement, whether the outcome is correct or not.

This isn't about getting a demerit because you were late to study hall, it is about the potential to screw up the rest of one's life over often, on university campuses, what are "he-said, she-said" situations that are frequently exacerbated by the addition of alcohol and/or drugs.

At least the standard is back to "beyond a reasonable doubt." If only the DOE would drop college-run sexual assault hearings and leave that to the criminal justice system.
  

09/10/2018 - 9:11pm I can't get my head around…

I can't get my head around the concept that an academic institution can conduct an extra-judicial proceeding that can impact a student's entire life if he or she is dismissed from the university and have no due process available.  While anonymity may be part of the process, all one has to do is look back at how the Daily was publishing articles when Gibbons was in the middle of his proceeding to dispense with the notion that no one will find out what took place behind closed doors.

From my perspective, if there are sexual assault charges that are being entertained, and most of these charges are felonies, the matter should be a police item and remain outside the purview of a university.  Should a prosecutor move forward with the case, the accused at least has the right to due process using "beyond a reasonable doubt" as the evidentiary basis for conviction, not the DOE's "preponderance of the evidence" standard, although I believe that this standard may have changed with the new administration to what it was originally, i.e., "reasonable doubt.  If there is a conviction or a plea agreement, then the university can act.

In essence, there is too much for the accused to lose to not have the right to cross-examine witnesses and to have all constitutional safeguards available.

I'm not condoning sexual assault for one second; I just believe that universities are the wrong forum and ill equipped to address the problem or dispense justice.

09/08/2018 - 1:07pm Sounds like a meniscus tear…

Sounds like a meniscus tear if he is coming back this year although that is just a guess.  If it is a meniscus, he could be back in three to four weeks.

09/02/2018 - 4:48pm I suspect some of your…

I suspect some of your points are valid, but Harbaugh hasn't had much trouble recruiting.  He's missed on some kids to be sure, but Michigan certainly had no trouble attracting talent when JH came on board.

 

09/02/2018 - 8:55am I am not getting points…

I am not getting points added to my total. 

Last night, when trying to post or read comments on the game thread, you'd hit last page and end up at something other than the last page.

Hate to say it, but while the site is bearable on my desktop and laptop PC's, trying to use the site with my iPhone is painful, and I'm using Chrome.  We really need an app that takes us to the board or front page or diaries with listings.

Thanks.

09/02/2018 - 8:51am Harbaugh deserves any crap…

Harbaugh deserves any crap he gets today.  How can you have a team with someone who is considered an elite QB and not know how to run a two minute drill?

09/01/2018 - 7:22pm Fuck Penn State!

Fuck Penn State!

09/01/2018 - 1:39pm Good work putting all this…

Good work putting all this stuff together for us.

Was the banner supposed to change today?

09/01/2018 - 1:33pm I really married a wonderful…

I really married a wonderful woman.  Great mom, a physician, attractive, but I suspect that her definition of heaven and the OP's is not the same.

08/31/2018 - 6:46pm Raw video is typically…

Raw video is typically unprocessed video that comes directly from the camera(s).

I'd be curious to see just how much compression DirecTV uses for its 4K.  I might be wrong but I'd be shocked if it were lossless.

08/30/2018 - 8:58am From your lips to God's ears…

From your lips to God's ears!!

08/28/2018 - 12:32pm With all due respect, some…

With all due respect, some of us post comments that suggest improvements to the site without being nasty.  Brian has chosen Mgoblog as his business and if  Mgoblog loses users that is obviously not a good thing.

08/27/2018 - 2:26pm Perhaps Black has certain…

Perhaps Black has certain physiology that makes him particularly susceptible to fractures in his feet. As several posters have said, Black hadn't put on a bunch of pounds from S&C in 2017.

08/24/2018 - 1:56pm One way to reopen the case…

One way to reopen the case would be to have Courtney Smith file suit,  Her legal team won't be bound by the same bullshit that shackled OSU's investigative body including the possible retrieval of fuckhead's deleted texts.

08/16/2018 - 2:48pm I watch the ball but also…

I watch the ball but also see a fair amount of peripheral stuff that sometimes drives me crazy, such as when there is an obvious penalty and it is not called.

08/16/2018 - 5:12am At my firm, we use redundant…

At my firm, we use redundant servers, back up to two tapes nightly and store one copy of  same in a fireproof safe as well as having a senior person take one copy of the tape off-site and also use cloud backup.  We cannot afford to lose our data.

08/16/2018 - 5:02am What purpose does a…

What purpose does a transcript serve if there is a video?  Seems totally redundant.

08/14/2018 - 6:40pm I believe several of the …

I believe several of the "regulars" are having illness issues.  There is also very little new content except on the Message Board.

08/13/2018 - 7:50am I've wondered since the team…

I've wondered since the team's trip to Italy if JH's meeting with the Pope changed him, at least for one season. 

08/09/2018 - 4:36pm I don't like Meyer and if he…

I don't like Meyer and if he is guilty of playing fast and loose, then "bye bye".

At the same time, I get no joy out of seeing one of the best coaches in football go down the tubes nor should anyone with a rooting interest in B1G football teams.  Top quality coaches in the B1G East make it one of if not the premier division in NCAA football.

08/08/2018 - 12:44pm Other than the B1G media…

Other than the B1G media event, we have heard almost nothing since last season's bowl.  I get not showing your hand but one or two tidbits here and there would be nice, particularly in view of what our season tickets now cost.  

08/08/2018 - 12:33pm Is there any other football…

Is there any other football team that keeps its fans in the dark as much as Michigan football seems to do?

08/08/2018 - 8:33am In my next life, I will have…

In my next life, I will have the brains to figure out how to be an IP lawyer in a ski town in Colorado.

08/07/2018 - 11:42am Had the Gibbons fiasco…

Had the Gibbons fiasco happened today, it might have had a different outcome now that "beyond a reasonable doubt" has replaced "preponderance of the evidence" as the benchmark to determine a student's fate.
 

08/06/2018 - 12:16pm Seth, I appreciate what you…

Seth, I appreciate what you folks are going through with your various illnesses and hope recovery happens quickly. Should something like this happen in the future, why not get some temporary help to stuff the envelopes?  If kids are smart enough to get into Michigan, I suspect you could find a few of them capable of doing some of your grunt work for a reasonable price.

08/05/2018 - 1:13am Totally superstitious`

Totally superstitious`

08/01/2018 - 12:06pm  As long as she keeps…

 As long as she keeps winning, he will have a very long leash.

07/26/2018 - 2:41pm Mother knows best.

Mother knows best.

07/26/2018 - 9:27am I thought his interview with…

I thought his interview with the BTN crew was much better than when he was questioned by the main press corps.  With the BTN folks, he was more engaging and friendly and seemed to answer questions in more detail while at the same time not telling us all that much. After some of the trolling that went on at the initial Q & A session, it is easy to understand why.

07/25/2018 - 11:11am If you can get everything on…

If you can get everything on a Z-wave setup going to a central hub it is a big deal because otherwise programming a system with many nodes can become a big PITA.

07/25/2018 - 9:13am I've done a couple of whole…

I've done a couple of whole house Z-Wave installs and became a certified Z-Wave installer to get discounts on purchases. I did this with friends when we built homes.  In smaller homes, things work well.  One install was on a very large home and while I was able to reach the furthest ends of the home with signals, in reality, things didn't work too well.  I then set up three separate networks which worked much better.  It's cutesy stuff to be sure but beyond home security with video cameras and info about water leakage, in my opinion, it is mostly fluff.  I used Leviton and have always used Leviton when available. 

I did a couple of X-10 installs with friends and converted X-10 to other powerline systems.  X-10 has largely and thanfkully marched into the dustbin of history.

One area where I like various home automation systems is with respect to exterior lighting where you can either use a central means of controlling exterior lighting using latitude and longitude-based clocks, or get switches where the same technology is built in.

07/24/2018 - 8:39pm I use AT&T for internet and…

I use AT&T for internet and mobile, and DirecTV because I enjoy the NFL and some of the best games are not available except via the NFL package that only DirecTV has offered in the past.

07/24/2018 - 8:33pm Screw him...hope this team…

Screw him...hope this team is hungry.  Like every other Michigan fan, this shit is getting old.  No more, woulda, coulda, shoulda.  

07/24/2018 - 5:03pm Can't you use Comcast for…

Can't you use Comcast for your internet and go with someone like DirecTV for TV?

Cord cutting sounds great but every time I've tried alternate services, the quality of the image on a large TV just plain sucks. Bad compression or lack of bandwidth I would think.

07/24/2018 - 12:43pm This topic was talked about…

This topic was talked about on the Michigan Insider earlier today.  Dantonio supposedly let the players vote and decide whether to take the player back.  The point was made that it wouldn't take much to poison the locker room, and that it would have been better to be rid of the guy and not take the chance.

07/24/2018 - 12:03pm Having all wheel drive helps…

Having all wheel drive helps a ton when talking about getting all that HP to the road without smoking tires.  I've had a vette ZR1 and a Z06 with the ZR1 package.  Corvette needs to go the way to all wheel drive which they are going to do with the new mid-engine vette.

And when talking about pure performance, at least 0-60, it is really hard to beat a Tesla Model S in Ludicrous mode.  0-60 in 2.39 seconds.  That's just plain nuts.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/videos/a32342/the-tesla-model-s-p100d-ludicrous-plus-can-do-0-60-in-239/

07/23/2018 - 5:21pm Ever hear about John and…

Ever hear about John and Lorena Bobbitt...she cut "it" off and threw it out the window of their car.  "It" was reattached and seems to have worked.  The ultimate nerve regeneration story and a good read.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/lorena-bobbitt-john-bobbitt-25-years-696573/

As for Newsome, I'll keep my fingers crossed; I'd like him to be able to play but not if there is an increased risk of long term injury.

 

07/23/2018 - 4:40pm Didn't something happen to…

Didn't something happen to Beilein a couple of years ago when someone gave a verbal. then changes his mind and went to Syracuse and another top recruit considering Michigan chose somewhere else (MSU?) as the position was filled.

07/23/2018 - 3:42pm Harbaugh was very different…

Harbaugh was very different when questioned by the Big Ten network guys.  Good questions and detailed answers along with lots of smiles.

Reminds of of the Cowturd interview.  Ask good questions, get good answers.

07/23/2018 - 3:37pm I disagree.  If a kid is…

I disagree.  If a kid is waiting for something from an academic institution, don't commit somewhere else until you know.  Saying these are young kids doesn't fly with me either - lots of eighteen year old kids are overseas and in our armed forces making life and death decisions.  It isn't fair to another kid who might have taken the spot and stuck with it, but then committed somewhere else because the opportunity appeared to be gone.

It is pure selfishness.  I also get that there are circumstances that sometimes dictate that a verbal commitment needs to change.  This isn't one of those times.

07/20/2018 - 4:11pm I think Chop House is a…

I think Chop House is a mixed bag. I've had some very good dinners there and some OK ones too.  Ditto for Gratzi.

The OP might help use with telling us what he prefers in the way of food.

07/20/2018 - 9:58am I'm in Section 1, Row 44…

I'm in Section 1, Row 44....between the 45 and 50 yard line that the OP thought he'd find so boring.  It isn't and you can actually see well.  Nice mix between low enough so the players look like players and high enough to see play development.