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08/12/2018 - 9:51am I was a student during the…

I was a student during the 2010-2013 seasons. 2011 was awesome and at the time I think most of the students were optimistic. The recruiting was outstanding.  We beat OSU. We won the sugar bowl. For me, 2012 was where Hoke lost me. Specifically the Nebraska game. Denard got hurt and Russell Bellamy looked like he had never played football in his life. The team was unprepared without Denard and it really showed how much Denard kept Hoke afloat. After that game, I knew Hoke wasn’t going to be the guy and I wondered how long we were going to be stuck with him. After reading Brandon’s Lasting Lessons, I discovered far Brandon was willing to go to save face on Hoke. Scary to think what might have been had Brandon not been fired. 

08/01/2018 - 11:20am The cousin marrying cooler…

The cousin marrying cooler poppers in Ohio don’t care. I doubt Urban will actually be fired. I’m sure they’ve got the PR team drafting a BS apology now. 

07/14/2018 - 10:05am No Kramer or Hank Moody…

No Kramer or Hank Moody. Disappointing. 

07/13/2018 - 7:41pm Try leaving them poor google…

Try leaving them poor google and yelp reviews. 1 star reviews often get responses from the company. Or rate the product or service on the Lowe’s website. Those sometimes get responses too. Thanks for the heads up by the way. There’s isn’t a Lowe’s that close to where I live, but I will twice before using them. 

07/13/2018 - 4:38pm Have you called corporate?…

Have you called corporate? Do you have evidence of screw ups? This is a private matter which means the AG probably won’t do anything besides log your complaint. You need a civil attorney or to talk to corporate and explain what happened. Gather as much evidence as possible through pictures, receipts, text messages about the issues to friends and family. All of it would help your case.

I had a situation with a flooring company where I didn’t receive all the flooring I paid for. I called corporate and ended up getting the balance and some extra store credit for the mix up. 

07/11/2018 - 2:56pm Where did you find the…

Where did you find the complaint?  False light is the only possible cause of action I could think of, but the remedy most certainly wouldn’t be the return of the awards. 

07/11/2018 - 2:54pm The complaint should be…

The complaint should be public information if someone wants to FOIA the court. I doubt they have online records like Pacer. I would love to read it to find out exactly what they are suing for. I’m pretty sure “they took our awards” is not actionable, but anything is possible in Kentucky. 

07/07/2018 - 11:50am I think that’s right RE…

I think that’s right RE Harrod. No idea about Hinton. But having evaluations for offensive and defensive line without pads on are pretty useless IMO. Numbers are numbers and drills without pads and facemasks don’t mean much. 

07/04/2018 - 9:09pm I loved lighting them off in…

I loved lighting them off in my younger days. Can’t really do that in the city any more. 

07/04/2018 - 8:21pm Three things. 

1. I forgot…

Three things. 

1. I forgot how much fun Denard was to watch as a student despite those years not being the best for us. 

2. RichRod’s offense had some good plays/creativity that I forgot about in the misery of the lack of defense. 

3. Happy Independence Day everyone!

06/29/2018 - 8:00am Used the British spelling of…

Used the British spelling of “Guv.” Do not want. 

06/24/2018 - 8:50pm Sam retweeted a Chris Hinton…

Sam retweeted a Chris Hinton tweet that says we aren’t done yet. At least one more coming. 

06/24/2018 - 8:20pm Charbonnet 

Charbonnet 

06/21/2018 - 9:12pm That’s not how a-c privilege…

That’s not how a-c privilege works at all. There has to be actual legal advice in the email for it to be privileged. Emails with attorneys included aren’t automatically privileged and emails without attorneys included aren’t automatically non-privileged either. 

06/15/2018 - 9:32pm I was pretty young when…

I was pretty young when Tiger was at his best, but I wonder how many tournaments and majors he wins against this group of young talents.  Tiger was obviously a great golfer, but I think some of his numbers were inflated by not having as much competition as there seems to be now. 

06/13/2018 - 11:41am If he/she doesn’t mind…

If he/she doesn’t mind calculus and advanced algebra, Econ is a fairly marketable degree. I was surprised how much math was involved in the upper level courses compared to 101 and 102, but I managed to slog through. If not a big math person I would try a foreign language. If the student can major in a marketable foreign language, there are doors open in multiple industries, even if only as a translator/interpreter. But those jobs will often require travel or moving to a major city IME.  Could also join the peace corps with a foreign language degree or work for the state department of grades improve. 

06/09/2018 - 10:29pm I’m trying to reserve…

I’m trying to reserve judgment until I’ve used it more. I prefer the old site, but that is probably because that’s what I was used to. Many of the things others have complained about I find mildly annoying, but we all will adjust eventually. 

06/09/2018 - 8:30pm I read that and was thinking…

I read that and was thinking “no shit, that’s difficult for most QBs.” Seems like picking on something just to pick on it.  I would love to see what the same author says about Wimbush. 

05/03/2018 - 8:35am All the Ben

Fullbacks please!

04/20/2018 - 3:06pm They go to class

Year round and start in the summer before most other students. Each summer can serve as another semester (15 or so credits) so it’s pretty doable to finish up in 3 years. Some come in with AP credits which mean they already enter as sophomores academically.

04/18/2018 - 7:46pm One summer

I bought a 5 pound jar of peanut butter and a five pound jar of jelly and would just buy the dollar loaves of bread from Kroger. Saved a lot of money that way.

04/13/2018 - 8:09pm Your first sentence

Tells me you aren’t a lawyer. Of course Engler and MSU continually fuck things up, but most to all of settlement negotiations are money for silence/loss of rights to bring suit. Engler should have known better than to meet an unsophisticated plaintiff without counsel present, but the fact that MSU wants to settle doesn’t ensure culpability at all. There’s a reason over 95% of cases never see a court room, it’s a lot cheaper and more certain to buy someone off than go through a trial. Evidence of settlement negotiations cannot be used at trial, so there is no downside for a defendant to offer money.

Having said all that, fuck MSU.

04/09/2018 - 8:53pm Speaking as an attorney

Who has worked a couple high profile government investigations, you’d be surprised what people put in writing.

04/04/2018 - 5:56pm In Maryland

Committing adultery is a misdemeanor with a $5 fee attached to it. Why? To prevent the offending party from having to admit under oath that he/she committed adultery during a divorce proceeding (it allows the offender to plead the fifth). All states have these interesting quirky laws on the books.

The result of this case is certainly not going to help dispel any notions that MSU athletes get preferential treatment from Ingham County.

Unless the players sue for reinstatement, I don’t believe they can be re-admitted under Title IX. I am sure Dantonio is looking into it though.

03/31/2018 - 11:01pm Completely disagree

But we will see if this investigation goes further. Nova has spent a ton of money already on the FBI probe.

03/31/2018 - 10:39pm Nova

Is going to win but if they beat us their banner will go the way of 2013 Louisville.

03/31/2018 - 10:21pm Hey UMBig

Which firm is representing UM in this matter?

03/31/2018 - 7:14pm Why the hell

Would the lawyers withhold evidence against Ole Miss? You throw every possible piece of evidence out there for the NCAA and others. If the NCAA rules against Shea, UM should sue immediately for an injunction granting release and an expedited trial. No guarantee it will be granted but you have to do it. In the mean time, they better fight like hell to get any additional evidence in the record.

03/30/2018 - 1:28pm The Title IX article

Was complete garbage outside the Olympic model which I support. The author assumes the answer that giving the same to a QB and a women’s tennis player isn’t problematic. The real issue is that the QB at Michigan will be the highest paid player at the university. That means less for the rest of the male athletes and more for their female counterparts to be Title IX compliant. This wouldn’t be a problem if it were just one player, but how much do you think the payroll for the 85-man roster would be? How much is each female rower going to receive to offset that amount? How much will the men’s gymnasts vs. the female gymnasts make? Do people really not think that’s going to be a problem on both teams? If the money doesn’t come from the school then it’s not subject to Title IX so there is no issue.

The article also talks about paying coaches less money. Good luck attracting top talent when you can’t pay for it.

03/25/2018 - 4:29pm It might be an NCAA

rule for the tournament, but as others have said it's not universal. BTT at the Verizon Center had beer. Maryland Stadium allows beer sales. Wake Forest sells beer at BB&T field. One would think the NCAA would allow beer sales for revenue purposes but I guess not.

03/03/2018 - 7:29pm This teams

Reminds me a bit of the Pistons from 03-06. No real superstar but they play well together. Any one guy could be the hero on any day. If the 2 weeks off doesn’t fuck us up and we get a little bit of luck, the B1G banner won’t be the only one we hang this season.

02/27/2018 - 9:19pm Well

ECU and EMU aren’t P5 schools and I wouldn’t describe Purdue as even mid-level. We will see what Minnesota becomes with Fleck, but you can keep arguing against points I didn’t make.

02/27/2018 - 2:38pm Brian likes to

Gloss over the Title IX issue, but the fact is if the money were coming directly from the school, it would be subject to Title IX requirements. One work-around this is to allow the players to get paid for their likeness from sponsors but not from the school. You would also have to open up to bagmen who aren’t really affiliated with the University. The schools will still make gobs of money though because they own the trademarks and patents, will still get donations, and sell the tickets and other in stadium merchandise.

If you allow the schools to directly compensate the players, you will see the least high-profile male athletes make far less than their female counterparts because the highest-profile male athletes will make so much more than their female counterparts. That’s what Brian doesn’t discuss in his posts about this is that whatever anyone thinks the male atheletes are worth, that amount needs to be doubled and that might hamper the schools ability to pay.

Finally, if the money came from the schools, there will be negative competitive effects as far as how deep FBS talent goes. Places like Michigan, Georgia, Bama, Texas, OSU will be able to bid with everyone, but more mid-level P5 schools will get killed.

I do think college athletes should be able to monetize their likeness, but not through the university under the current laws.

02/23/2018 - 12:21pm Let’s review the last week in Michigan sports

1. Beat OSU in basketball
2. Sweep ND in hockey
3. Land 4* OT from Georgia
4. MSU basketball burns itself to the ground
5. Badly needed coaching change in football

Go Blue!

02/21/2018 - 7:41am Harbaugh needs

To be his own OC and to hell with everyone else. Idk if all the play callers are working off the same call sheet (that doesn’t seem likely based on last year) but I think the offense wouldn’t have had as many WTF calls if Harbaugh was the sole playcaller.

02/21/2018 - 7:39am I think Rich was set up to fail

From the drop, but when he actually went 3-9 and lost to Toledo I think he lost just about everyone. Partly not his fault, but partly maker of his own demise.

01/29/2018 - 2:22pm Snyder

doesn’t care because people show up and buy tons of merchandise supporting the Redskins. If enough people cared more about the mascot than the team, they wouldn’t show up or buy merchandise and Snyder would change the name.

01/19/2018 - 7:57am That’s the key question

Why is no one calling for his head? This seems like more of an athletic department issue than anything else. Of course Simon is culpable too and probably many others at MSU. If the university really wanted to take a stand, Simon and Hollis would already be gone. It’s just more proof that they really don’t care about the victims, they only care about saving themselves.

01/11/2018 - 10:14am Visit the

Tri-delt and/or pi-phi houses. Always a campus highlight.

12/29/2017 - 10:30am I am really surprised

The Willis Ward and Gerald Ford story isn’t talked about more in non-UM circles. It’s a very significant event in the sports and civil rights areas.

12/20/2017 - 8:21pm Foolish decision

IMO. He’s a top 15 guy. I get why he’s doing it but I wouldn’t if I were him. He should go get his and we were all lucky to see him in the winged helmet.

12/19/2017 - 8:10pm Much like the PSU situation

I don’t believe for a second that the administration didn’t know what was going on when he first started assaulting these young athletes. And they enabled him to continue to commit these crimes. The fact that the president and AD are both still employed by MSU is a damning indictment on how trash MSU is as an institution.

12/12/2017 - 7:41pm Hell no

People risk their lives to leave that shithole of a country. You couldn’t pay me to go there.

12/09/2017 - 11:20am Me too!

219 Adams 2010-11.

12/07/2017 - 9:07am HBD

Ace!

12/03/2017 - 10:15am Put osu in

Watch them lose by 35 to Clemson and have saban bitch about how Bama should have been in. Seems like the ideal scenario to me.

12/01/2017 - 8:25pm Webb

mentioned some players have retained attorneys to try and figure out how the students could be immediately eligible to play. Something to watch going forward.

11/29/2017 - 10:33am Gotcha.

For things like pictures and murals I would think it’s difficult to show damages or economic harm, although likeness without permission is definitely actionable. For jerseys and shirts with names they should just follow the professional sports model. Like if the Howe family gets a percentage of all #9 sweaters sold. Numbers are difficult because they aren’t player specific. UM sells #16 jerseys, we all know it’s for Denard, but it could be any other Michigan player who wore 16 either before or after Denard.

11/29/2017 - 10:14am I was not a scholarship athlete

Or any other kind of athlete unless pick-up basketball at the CCRB counts, but giving up ones likeness might be part of the scholarship requirements. The scholarship should (for purposes of defending this lawsuit) state that a player gives up his or her right to receive payment for likeness used by the university and its partners (Nike, Moe’s, EASports, etc.). I have no idea if that’s included or not.

That’s not to say I don’t think players should be able to profit off their likeness because I believe they should and I think it’s a way to pay players while skirting Title IX issues. But if there are going to be lawsuits like this going forward, I see no reason not to include a clause that covers the issue. Not sure what to do about walk-ons though. Maybe they just sign a different contract with the same language.

11/28/2017 - 10:20pm Another one

coming up. Not a contributor.