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07/16/2018 - 2:21pm My take is that it normally…

My take is that it normally doesn't come down to money. 

The true top-tier of managers (the Guardiolas and Mourinhos of the the world) are much more interested in coaching club teams since a national team only plays a handful of meaningful games per year. There's a lot more administrative burden for a national team coach in terms of keeping up with players, scouting, etc than actual improving of players skills or game tactics. That being said, a great coach of a club team will command a much higher salary than a great national team coach. 

Then secondarily if a coach is interested in heading up a national team, there's a lot of national pride that plays a factor. Take the top 4 of this year's world cup. France, Croatia, England are all coached by countrymen. Expand to the top 8 and 7 (incl. Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden and Russia) are also coached by countrymen.

End of the day, I don't believe it operates as much like a free market as one would expect from domestic leagues like college football, where the biggest spenders can bring in the best coaches. 

05/10/2018 - 3:02pm Thanks!

Once I spammed the update rating button enough it took. I was doing it once or twice previously and it probably took 6 or 7 times to actually work for anyone else with the same issue. Ended up with 5 stars on the days and links so it was worth checking. 

05/10/2018 - 1:30pm Stars

I don't see any change to my "Stars" profile after playing for a couple days. I would expect to have more than 1 star for links explored, I've played a few turns and days on r/cfb is in the 2000 range. Is anyone having that feature work for them currently or after clicking "Update rating"? 

My turn history also only displays a single star for each action since i started playing. 

04/25/2018 - 11:44am Completely agree - Alaska is where it's at

I went there last year. I was somewhat skeptical of the glacier cruise at Kenai Fjords; it was relatively expensive (~$150?) and after all the amazing hiking prior on the trip I wasn't looking forward to sitting on a boat for a few hours. 

However, it ended up being a highlight of the trip. Amazing wildlife, the glacier calving was unexpectedly enthralling and the overall experience was unforgettable. Denali will always top my list since there is nothing like a national park the size of a state that you can hike/camp in at your leisure (with some of the best wildlife in the world). But Kenai would hands down be my vote for those who are older or not as interested in hiking. It was just as special and much more accessible.

01/19/2018 - 11:07am Simon is almost certainly done - and soon

Too many people are calling for her head. That being said, I could see the thought process of her and the board leading her to attempt to handle as much as possible in the next few weeks so the new/interim president won't have to deal with much of the fallout. Her tenure is already marred - might be easier for the next president, and the univeristy, to try to "close" that chapter when she resigns rather than make another person's leadership about this issue as well.

01/17/2018 - 11:43am Roku TV

I probably got the same one on the same deal, and I agree, it's great. I keep finding new features that I love, like the tv guide for my HD antenna, or the live tv pause/rewind with a USB.

Bundled with Hulu Live TV (for ESPN, FS1, BTN, etc.) I can get all my sports in without a cable tv 2 year commitment, and drop the hulu during football/basketball offseason. 

Revolutionary. I was on the fence about cutting the cord, but this sealed the deal. I pretty much only had cable for sports and it's been perfect so far. 

I haven't found much use for the HDR/4k viewing yet, but I'm hoping it will translate well once more content comes out. 

04/28/2016 - 11:33am Zombie Dust

Zombie Dust in incredible. I always go out of my way to grab some on the way to/from Chicago. Definitely one of my favorite IPAs.

04/08/2016 - 10:16am 402

I thought 402 was a harder class (or at least less intuitive), but I actually did much better in it. It could have been House being a better teacher than my 401 prof, but I'd rather take 402 again than 401. 

I just took my lumps, got the grade required for Econ majors, and tried to forget everything about 401.

01/28/2016 - 12:46pm Istanbul

I was waiting for a Bolivia punchline at the end of the Ace story so I guess I was (un?)pleasantly surprised.

07/29/2015 - 7:39pm TC

I was just up there a couple weekends ago. They have a program called the Ale trail, where you can stop at 8 breweries (doesn't have to be all in one day, but we did) and get stamps at each one. They give you a cheap-o silicone cup at the end, so I wouldn't worry about completing it if I were to go back.

That might be a good place to start if you are trying to get a list of ideas. There are about 6 downtown within walking distance so I would just stick to those.

My favorites were Right Brain and The Workshop. Not sure if the Workshop distributes, but I loved everything there (I particularly like stouts) so it would be top of my list for a trip to TC.

Shorts and Jolly Pumpkin get more press, but you can get those anywhere in Michigan for the most part.

03/31/2015 - 1:44pm Most have been mentioned

The comedians I can listen to constantly and never get old:

Bill Burr

Dave Chapelle

Louis CK

Hannibal Burress

Patrice O'Neal

Bill Cosby (I know, I know. Still exceptionally talented and funny)

Ellen Degeneres

 

Lesser known names:

For great story telling - Kyle Kinane, Trevor Noah

For dark humor - Anthony Jeselnik (unorthodox delivery, but hilariously awful content)

For creative comedy - Bo Burnham, Zach Galafinakis

 

03/04/2015 - 1:56pm Auto-bench

I first want to state I completely agree that the auto-bench strategy employed recently is too heavy handed and it frustrates me to no end. I fall more in the "minutes are minutes" camp. 

The only plausible defense for autobench I can think of (that hasn't been discussed extensively) is the profitability for opponents to get fouls on players diminishes as the game progresses. I.e. 3 fouls in the first half is a lot more significant than getting a 3rd foul with 6 minutes left in the second half. 

So by sitting his players in the first, Beilein is taking removing the temptation for opponents to attack those players to draw fouls. By this logic, you may actually end up getting more minutes out of an Irvin or MAAR since they can play more in the second half unmolested than they might in the first.

When they end the game with only two or three fouls, this could be caused by Beilein taking those measures so opponents didn't have an incentive to get additional fouls on them. Had they gotten their fouls earlier they might be under more duress all game.

01/26/2014 - 4:25pm I attended.

I love college basketball and work in the area so I have season tickets to the upper deck bleachers for State games (getting to see some top level B1G basketball all year is pretty nice). It is almost worth it for the UM game alone each year so all these top 10 matchups is icing on the cake.

I was lucky enough to be sitting just a few rows from the traveling Maize Rage so I had some allies. Breslin was very loud to start - most notably the shot clock violation in the first few minutes.

One thing you definitely notice from game to game is how much more amped State fans get for this game. It is on a whole other level, so for UM to come out and perform like they did is very impressive. Typically solid plays, like the shot clock violation or a block, become standing ovations. I personally feel it is much tougher for UM to win at the Breslin compared to any other team in the B1G coming to East Lansing.

Overall, very fun experience. I had to endure walking out of the Breslin wearing Maize last year so this made it all worth it. Couch wrote an article about how expectation are so high for State at home is hard for them to play there and you feel it. Every missed layup or mis-play is a huge groan from the crowd. That has to weigh on their players. The fans expect (arguably rightfully) a top 5 performance every time out. It is the cost of high expectations.

01/20/2013 - 10:33pm Beilein Facial Tick

That was not just a "Trey-Burke-needs-to-leave-the-floor" thing. He even has that in post game interviews. I don't remember seeing it before this year though.

Maybe is brought on by uncontrollable happiness. After seeing all these dunks, his mouth can't help but smile every couple of seconds.

03/12/2012 - 12:55pm I look at each team...

and decide which fan base I hate more because by picking their team to advance I am guaranteeing their loss.

DON'T MESS WITH ME TEMPLE. I AM MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU KNOW.

02/23/2012 - 6:20pm Obvious:

You should see the Family Resource Managment majors emerging from OSU.

TOP. FLIGHT.

02/05/2012 - 11:53pm As mentioned later

With Bradshaw and Jacobs out at the beginning of the year, they were extremely pass heavy to start, but when their running backs came back they evened out. I think the Giants are more of a running team than their season totals indicate.

02/05/2012 - 11:50pm To be fair

The team that played in the Super Bowl tonight was much better than a 9-7 team. They were banged up, missing a bunch of studs (i.e. Bradshaw, Jacobs, and some D linemen) when most of those losses occurred. The team on the field today may very well have been the best in the NFL,as evidenced by their close game with the Packers and beating the Pats at the end of the season.

I'm not saying you don't have a point, but this year may have been a good argument for a playoff because a team wasn't penalized for injuries at the beginning of the year.

01/14/2012 - 2:49pm Wow.

This is the first I can remember I have wanted to turn off/leave a game early in a very long time. This is going to be a struggle to finish out. Offense looks disfunctional to put it nicely.

01/13/2012 - 3:44pm Echoing sentiments

UFR-ing the whole offense seems a bit daunting with games at least twice a week, but I really liked your insight to the Stu Douglass screen play in this UFR. Personally, I would love to see a few videos of plays explained with why they work, namely how the master technician sets up and capitalizes on a teams created weakness.

I normally can't see why each play works, so if you have the ability to show two plays side by side and and the connection between them that would be awesome!

12/09/2011 - 12:44pm "Smotrycz's Lobstryczs"

Was an effort organized by this year's Maize Rage, they sent out an email early in the year asking for volunteers to wear them at every home game. It seemed to be a follow up because last year's McLimans/Big Bird kind of flopped (seeing as McLimans got next to no playing time).

Gotta love the student section getting a little goofy! Now if we could only get normal fans there to cheer......

11/21/2011 - 5:23pm 7pm

Good win from the Maize and Blue! Defense looked solid, great rotation and understanding of their roles. We had a few balls bounce our way with Memphis not being able to hit anything, but still a great performance.

10/31/2011 - 11:14pm You missed.

You missed.

10/02/2011 - 11:28pm Harris slight?

Did he have a falling out with Michgian that I missed? I am a religous Jets fan and I have yet to hear him identify UM as the school he attended. For instance today, he went with "David Harris. Ottawa Hills." Anyone know what gives?

06/01/2011 - 3:00am I've seen this movie before.....

I can't wait until everyone tranfers because of a lack of family values :)

05/28/2011 - 5:16pm Not even close

Barca completely outclassed Man U today. Just too much fire power up front. There were a few more missed opportunities too for barca.

I LOVE watching messi play. For me he is one of the few players in the world that any lehman can look at and tell he is superior to his competeition. He just puts more touches on the ball than anyone else right now and can make defenders look silly because of it.

04/21/2011 - 10:32am +1

For use of the term "falcon-punching." It doesn't get used enough in modern society.

04/19/2011 - 10:37pm Noooooo Nathan!

Ahhhh! Nathan is always so good with twirling. I was pulling for him. But since I know nothing about the other guy other than what was posted here, I guess I can't comment on who deserved it more. I'm sure Nathan will keep tearing it up on the baton as always though!

04/01/2011 - 4:57am Really narrowing your options

Really narrowing your options there with the pre-requisite.

04/01/2011 - 4:52am Green is mine too

I love people with solid fundamentals and he does everything well. He seems like he has a solid head on his shoulders so I guess I root against him less than the rest. But I wasn't too upset when he bombed his last visit to Crisler so who knows :)

03/22/2011 - 10:31pm Same

Brady as a Jets fan. I was a Jets fan waaayyyy before I started cheering on the Maize and Blue. Brady to me means horrible beatdowns and unfulfilled seasons. Ah well, hopefully tides are turning!

03/18/2011 - 11:14pm Or my favorite line

"they like to take charges"

03/12/2011 - 10:59pm Lunardi = Not good

http://bracketproject.50webs.com/rankings.html

03/12/2011 - 5:27am ehhhhh

As a Richmond fan (Dad went to UR) I have to think the winner of Richmond-Temple matchup takes it handily. Dayton was sub .500 in the A10, and both UR and Temple won @Dayton. St. Joes is even worse. 

03/11/2011 - 3:09pm Bullough

Cited with a minor in "position." That's way better than a minor in possession. Gotta love the student writing in the MSU newspaper.

EDIT: lol, nevermind. They changed it just now.

02/22/2011 - 12:00am Haven't seen Burke yet but....

I assume he would be a better choice. He is a highly rated prospect and I think Douglass has shown this year he is definitely more of a set and shoot type of guy so the shooting forward suits him better imo. Hopefully Morris realizes how much he needs to stay and this situation doesn't come to fruition. He's good, but not NBA good yet.

02/20/2011 - 11:44pm Lunardi :(

He is on the lower end of accuracy for people who do the whole tourney guessing thing. This website ranks them and he is hardly the best:

http://bracketproject.50webs.com/rankings.html

02/13/2011 - 7:42pm Darius?

02/13/2011 - 12:54am Didn't deserve to win?

We kicked Indiana's ass up and down the floor for 35min. In the last 5 we stopped playing our style and let them come back. No one watching today can say we didn't deserve it.

02/05/2011 - 6:43pm Respect the colors

As much as I dislike the Pittsburg sports, it is awesome all the sports use the same colors. I would love to make that a thing for other cities too. It would probably be way too hard to pull it off now, but cheering for the same colors regardless of sport would make everything much more unified.

02/02/2011 - 3:45pm Same

Psych ftw.

01/25/2011 - 1:23am Kapersky

Definitely the way to go. Personally I use freeware (avast) because it is nearly as good without the price. But Kapersky is literally the best available, so it was a good purchase for your house.

01/24/2011 - 6:46pm Malware bytes will do it

I'm not a formal computer guy, but reading about this stuff interests me and I just got the virus. An updated malware bytes run in safe mode will take it away. It typically blocks anti-virus when it is allowed to run, so put it into safe mode and you can clear it out unobstructed.

01/24/2011 - 6:36pm It infected me with the System Tool trojan virus

There is a hard way to do it, or you can

1) download Malwarebytes Anti-malware,

2) make sure it is up to date and

3) run a quick scan in safe mode.

 

It clears it right up. Upon revisitng I also got an attempted trojan virus attempt, but my anti-virus stopped it this time. I think it is one of the ads on the side.

01/20/2011 - 12:16am Dick move Forcier

Not cool making that your official statement. Like they didn't give him chances......

01/20/2011 - 12:08am Reload Every

If you use firefox there is an add-on you can download called "ReloadEvery." You pick the frequency of the update, enable it and it will automatically refresh every 5,10,15,30,60, etc. seconds. Very handy!

01/18/2011 - 12:00am Important?

I thought Hoke was a bit of a defensive specialist...... wouldn't his DC be granted the same power as Rich Rod's OC; essentially nothing?

01/17/2011 - 11:56pm Victim of the defense

Sadly, apparently to be the best player in the nation your team needs to win which may be beyond the player's control. Denard puts up Heisman like numbers, but since the other side of the ball didn't back him up as well as Auburn's D, he suffers. An unfortunate consequence of a success comes first driven sport.

01/10/2011 - 3:44pm Not in it for the dean

I've heard he is making his decision largely based on the school so the dean shouldn't play a big role. Glad to see someone is taking their education into account in the important decision. Too many time we see kids make their Business School decision based on leaving early for the stock exchange. It's just such a fragile and risky move you don't see it pay off often enough.

12/31/2010 - 1:40am Yeah....

This is unfortunate in hindsight.....