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09/30/2014 - 10:43am Here comes the ban-hammer.

Here comes the ban-hammer.

09/30/2014 - 10:02am I would take this one step

I would take this one step farther... missed concussions happen all the time in football. Every single weekend this happens in football. We only care about this one because it happened to the team we root for and it's an excuse to get rid of the AD and/or the coach.

09/30/2014 - 9:51am You really like to

You really like to over-react, don't you?

09/22/2014 - 11:24am Lots of other college

Lots of other college football teams are looking for new fans. Just a random thought, it has nothing to do with your post.

09/22/2014 - 10:43am Why in the world would the AD

Why in the world would the AD do that?

09/22/2014 - 10:32am If my aunt has balls, she

If my aunt has balls, she would be my uncle.

09/21/2014 - 11:43am You have a pretty awful

You have a pretty awful memory.

05/01/2014 - 10:40pm Wut? You really think the

Wut? You really think the American tv market would be like an African tv market?

05/01/2014 - 5:10pm Or, you could take a step

Or, you could take a step back and see that Michigan is a great school and that being a fan of the U of M teams is enjoyable to you. Not everything in the world needs to be a dick-measuring contest.

05/01/2014 - 4:46pm Why stop there? Why not 20

Why stop there? Why not 20 million for a perfect season, as long you are you comparing apples to pencils?

05/01/2014 - 4:33pm You honestly think the

You honestly think the powers-that-be within the conference didn't do the math on inviting Rugters into the big ten? Really?

04/26/2014 - 3:23pm Ortega, who has been recently

Ortega, who has been recently called up, came in for Sanchez and is struggling with throwing strikes. Yay!

04/04/2014 - 2:14pm Come on. We both know Yeezus

Come on. We both know Yeezus would be so much more colorful in his opinion about baseball. As a novelty account, you have SO MUCH potential!

04/04/2014 - 2:13pm The baserunning will come in

The baserunning will come in time.

03/28/2014 - 12:50pm To the runners: Best of luck

To the runners: Best of luck and have a great race!

To anyone that wants to whine about closed roads: Go suck eggs!

03/23/2014 - 2:29pm (eyeroll)

(eyeroll)

03/21/2014 - 4:18pm Seeing that I live in

Seeing that I live in Wyoming, I don't think I was planning on going.

03/21/2014 - 1:33pm Bad luck? The Tigers were in

Bad luck? The Tigers were in the ALCS last year. They will be just as good this year.

03/21/2014 - 1:30pm You have one data point. With

You have one data point. With less or no restrictions, how do you know that 1,000 players wouldn't transfer each year?

03/21/2014 - 1:22pm How about we at least wait

How about we at least wait for opening day before we start making things up, okay?

03/21/2014 - 1:14pm I never said it was anyone's

I never said it was anyone's fault. You stated that part of the compensation players get is showing off their skills to the NBA. I countered saying that plenty of players were scouted and drafted out of high school with decent or great success in the NBA, implying that not compensating players because they are going to look better for the draft due to their time in college is silly.

Note, this of course doesn't imply players don't get better in college, and hence do better in the draft.

03/21/2014 - 1:06pm Who is "we"? Some of us don't

Who is "we"? Some of us don't care at all about this game.

03/21/2014 - 1:05pm I for one am outraged!

I for one am outraged! OUTRAGED, that college kids don't win every game they play!

03/21/2014 - 1:03pm If the NBA were to draft kids

If the NBA were to draft kids out from high school, would GM's just randomly make their picks? I can't really think that all the following picks were blind guesses because the high school players didn't have a chance to showcase their skills.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_high_school_draftees#List

03/21/2014 - 12:50pm And if that company just

And if that company just happens to be run by a team booster? What if Nike starts to run commercials in northern Azerbaijan about Oregon football and pay players 10,000k a semester for their image.

The fact is, there isn't one simple way to fix this.

Agree 100% on the bowl game shadiness needing to end though.

03/21/2014 - 12:44pm No. Mermaids are

No. Mermaids are unbelievable. Two players from an entire baseball team getting hurt is very much believable.

03/21/2014 - 12:43pm (eyeroll)
You're telling me

(eyeroll)

You're telling me the Tigers didn't win a World Series in MARCH! UNFORGIVABLE!

03/21/2014 - 12:42pm I for one am outraged!

I for one am outraged! OUTRAGED, that college kids don't win every game they play!

03/21/2014 - 12:40pm So, you end this post with

So, you end this post with "life isn't fair". Okay then, I guess we shouldn't pay players then. Thanks for solving everything!

The idea that equates being able to sell to pro franchise to being able to pay players of that franchise is .... I don't even know. Wrong? How are the economic models any different at all? Michigan sells tickets to sporting events, jerseys, food during halftime. How are they different?

Sure, you bring up a fair point that a NBA star in the weight might not aught to make the same as a bench warmer at North Dakota State, but to just say that no one gets money is taking the point of straw-man land.

I would counter the general idea that paying players is removed from the real world by saying you are removed from the world of a student-athlete. As a college educator, I know damn well how hard these kids work for their sport and for the instructor (since I don't use their sport as an excuse...). They work hard. They face crazy amounts of stress. They get hurt and put their health (mental and physical) on the line. Lots of people make serious money based on their efforts. It isn't fair for us to watch from the stands and yell at them and tell them they are greedy for wanting a piece of the pie.

03/21/2014 - 11:36am That's okay, when the team is

That's okay, when the team is good again, you can find a seat on the bandwagon again!

03/09/2014 - 6:51pm You are the worst kind of

You are the worst kind of sports fan.

03/09/2014 - 1:32pm (eye roll)The only thing

(eye roll)

The only thing 'bad' that he did was not hiring people that would make a sports team win more. I use the word 'bad' lightly since it's sports. It really doesn't matter. His multitude of other positive impacts for Detroit and Michigan clearly overshadow any imaginary slight negative impact from owning the Lions.

03/09/2014 - 12:39pm Such class.

Such class.

03/09/2014 - 12:38pm Such class.

Such class.

02/25/2014 - 11:22am Let it go.

Let it go.

02/23/2014 - 6:30pm (eyeroll)
Making strawman

(eyeroll)

Making strawman attacks at the AD is really getting stale.

02/23/2014 - 6:25pm Which is exactly the picture

Which is exactly the picture here many try to paint at every opportunity.

02/23/2014 - 2:33pm So Hoke is selling jerseys in

So Hoke is selling jerseys in East Lansing now?

02/22/2014 - 4:54pm Exercise?

Exercise?

02/22/2014 - 4:54pm How long would this

How long would this hypothetical reporter be employed for if he/she did that?

02/17/2014 - 5:25pm That post just gave me a

That post just gave me a headache.

02/17/2014 - 5:24pm That is kinda expected

That is kinda expected though, right? Mexico has one athlete. Jamaica just have one bobsled team (I think). You just need one gold to have more than countries that don't have one and I would assume ~65 countries is about spot-on.

02/17/2014 - 5:18pm How?

How?

02/17/2014 - 2:58pm Well, it was 10 million to

Well, it was 10 million to endow one employee position. The university has 35,360 employees (source: http://orsp.umich.edu/proposals/proposaldata.html).

My math would say roughly 1/3 of a quadrillion. And at that dollar amount, I bet the university would be very happy to talk about naming rights!

02/17/2014 - 2:43pm Are you (and others) honestly

Are you (and others) honestly making fun of a guy who freely gave money to the university?

02/17/2014 - 2:41pm How did that work out for

How did that work out for Larry David?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqncCjxGqGw

02/17/2014 - 2:38pm On what basis can you say the

On what basis can you say the program doesn't need the cash? Unless you work for the AD, I think this is only your opinion.

02/17/2014 - 2:35pm It's only sickening if you 1)

It's only sickening if you 1) don't know much about endowed positions elsewhere or 2) think athletics should be more important than academics or 3) like to over react.

02/17/2014 - 2:33pm That sounds like a very

That sounds like a very made-up reason to me. Where is the invisible line in the sand where a job is high-profile enough and shouldn't be endowed? We have noble prize winners in endowed positions. Is that somehow different?

02/17/2014 - 2:26pm Ahhhh, you do know that you

Ahhhh, you do know that you can give a crap-ton (this is a non-official amount) and endow a professorship at any university, right? It's really pretty common to have named endowed positions. It's almost shocking (to me at least) it has taken athletics this long to catch up.