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07/19/2018 - 10:49am "Highest paid" means …

"Highest paid" means "largest salary plus benefits" in any definition of paid that I've run across.  Size of contract is a hypothetical number that assumes the contract is valid for its entire span... not likely in the case of coaches.

07/19/2018 - 9:37am The linked story makes it…

The linked story makes it clear that Venables is NOT the "highest paid asistant coach in college football:"

...Venables will rank No. 2 in the country behind LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda. Aranda averages $2.5 million per year for four seasons. Venables will average $2.3 million...

07/17/2018 - 7:47am Nice article.  Thanks.

Nice article.  Thanks.

07/08/2018 - 9:32am I don't have anything that…

I don't have anything that will help, but applaud your ambition.

07/03/2018 - 8:45pm Couldn't think of a #5

Couldn't think of a #5

07/03/2018 - 8:44pm 1.  Babylon 5

2.  The Wire

1.  Babylon 5

2.  The Wire

3. Deadwood

4. Hill Street Blues

6. The Prisoner (didn't have three seasons, but fuck it)

06/28/2018 - 10:16pm As a matter of fact, yes.

As a matter of fact, yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5fGSBsfq8

06/26/2018 - 10:23am Wow!  Three strawman…

Wow!  Three strawman arguments in one post.  That's really a masterful troll.

06/24/2018 - 9:46pm That's not what Meyer said…

That's not what Meyer said at all.  He said he'd like to have the #1 recruiting class (duh!).  He said nothing about recruiting guys based on starz.  As someone said about someone else, "you are just full of hot air."

06/24/2018 - 9:12pm Most goofs do.

Most goofs do.

06/24/2018 - 7:31pm The only response to him…

The only response to him should be "You are getting mad on a sports message board."  Either ignore him, or post that.

06/20/2018 - 5:52pm Cowherd doesn't take himself…

Cowherd doesn't take himself nearly as seriously as those other guys.  He actually took some of the blame for the crappy Harbaugh interview, and tried to make up for it.  Bayless and Whitlock are convinced of their own opinions' invincibility.

06/15/2018 - 7:02pm You thought it looked sweet…

You thought it looked sweet that you had no hair on your knuckles?

06/03/2018 - 5:54pm Man, I wish I had a stalker,

Man, I wish I had a stalker, too. :(

06/02/2018 - 10:32pm You wanna go old school, go

You wanna go old school, go Mama Cass.

Good list though.  

06/02/2018 - 6:36pm Too true

Too true

 

https://politics.theonion.com/bush-our-long-national-nightmare-of-peace-and-prosperi-1819565882

06/02/2018 - 5:27pm Halt the game.
You're the

Halt the game.

You're the winner.

06/01/2018 - 4:09pm Do you know what mulch smells

Do you know what mulch smells like?  You don't put that down and get that smell to increase the perceived value of your house.

05/31/2018 - 9:51pm "Met" in the biblical sense?

"Met" in the biblical sense?

05/31/2018 - 6:41pm That's my takeaway. too.

That's my takeaway. too.

05/31/2018 - 6:40pm Bagmen don't exist because

Bagmen don't exist because there is some mysterious market that no one can describe that is available to the football or basketball players, could they only not be sheeple!  bagmen exist because schools compete with each other.  They do it for "Ol' State U" or whatever, not because they think a given player is worth supporting.

The NFL ban on a minor league is an NFL issue. There are already "minor leagues" for football, but they pay so little because of market forces that college football is the better "free market" choice.

That's not to say that I am opposed to paying players for the full cost of attendance, or even that I oppose a NIL payment (though the latter seems rife for corruption).  I will say, though, that I'd prefer most of the "excess money" of the paying sports be used for full scholarships in the other sports, before it is used to professionalize the money sports.

05/31/2018 - 5:38pm I just love the drumbeat in

I just love the drumbeat in this article about the "market value" of foorball players.  There is a market, and the value of the players is nowehere near what Godfrey believes.  That's why the players think the coaching, facilities, and exposure of college football is such a good deal that virtually every one of them that can, takes it.  

05/28/2018 - 1:31pm It doesn't take THE_KNOWLEDGE

It doesn't take THE_KNOWLEDGE to know that the 2018 team hasn't won (or even played) any games yet.  Comparing a team that hasn't played a game to one that has completed a season is... not possible.  

I'm more confident in this 2018 team than I was in the 2016 team, but I won't be able to make meaningful comparisons until next December.

05/27/2018 - 8:59pm 2016 won more games than the

2016 won more games than the 2018 team, so no comparison.

05/27/2018 - 7:17pm I think you misunderstood -

I think you misunderstood - he was saying he was making a narcicistic post, just to post something, but didn't want to try to fool anyone into thinking he was posting for any reason other than narcicism.

Your post was fine.

05/26/2018 - 3:43pm OSU/Iowa is a matcup that I

OSU/Iowa is a matcup that I like, as a Michigan fan.

05/26/2018 - 3:40pm What you should be ranting

What you should be ranting about is that Market Graden didn't go "a bridge too far" AT ALL!  The only purpose of the operation was to to sieze the Arnhem Bridge.  If they weren't going to do that, they weren't going to do any of the other drops.

The Allied problem was that they went "a bridge too many."  The operation shouldn't have been launched until XXX Corps was much closer to Arnhem.

05/26/2018 - 3:33pm Would have been a great film

Would have been a great film except for the stupid and totally fictional attack at the end.  Dunno why Hollywood has to add crap like that when the basic (true) story is so compelling, and all the fiction does is taint the whole movie.

05/26/2018 - 3:30pm Joyeux Noel is an interesting

Joyeux Noel is an interesting movie, and well worth seeing, but a tad too sentimental and unsubtle for my tastes. 

For Korea, The Bridges at Toko-Ri is an excellent choice, but there are few really good movies about the ground war.

05/26/2018 - 2:59pm Apocolypse Now had its

Apocolypse Now had its moments, but was mostly just pretentious.  When Robert Duvall isn't in a scene, he is mostly replaced wiith suck.

05/26/2018 - 2:51pm No, but it also isn't unfair

No, but it also isn't unfair to fault the film for not even attem[pting to show that there were multiple reasons.

There was no story to the movie, and no characters.  What we were left with was brilliant cinematography.  If it had been a documentary, it would be great.  As a movie, it failed, IMO, because the audience had no emotional attachment to anything on the screen.

05/26/2018 - 2:22pm I was just about to post this

I was just about to post this very line!

05/25/2018 - 6:19am I believe that that

I believe that that restriction has been removed.  Degree programs don't matter.

05/22/2018 - 7:03pm I'd rather keep OSU and PSU

I'd rather keep OSU and PSU on oppoosite years, frankly.

05/22/2018 - 5:29pm Not completely out of the

Not completely out of the blue.  DePaul has been on his finalists list from the start.

Stop with the tinfoil hat stuff.

05/21/2018 - 5:28pm Plus, Depaul was in his top

Plus, Depaul was in his top five, so this choice wouldn't be astonishing.

05/21/2018 - 5:12pm No, but it is your fault that

No, but it is your fault that you are an ignorant moron.

05/20/2018 - 9:52pm I saw Alien opening day and

I saw Alien opening day and felt like I had PTSD when I left the theater.  I had no idea what it was about when I walked in.

05/20/2018 - 9:44pm The problem with all of this

The problem with all of this spleen-venting is that you don't get to set the standards that coaches have to meet.

There's not been a year when Michigan softball was expected to win the national championship bar 2005, so them not doing so isn't failing to meet anyone's expectations but yours, and yours appear to be based on ignorance.

05/14/2018 - 11:59am When I was your age, I spent

When I was your age, I spent 80% of my money on gambling, women, and liqueur.

I pissed away the other 20%.

05/09/2018 - 8:44pm LMGTFY http://lmgtfy.com/?q=m

LMGTFY http://lmgtfy.com/?q=michigan+%22bias+response+team%22

05/07/2018 - 7:14pm "Their receiving core..."
Et

"Their receiving core..."

Et tu, Brian?

04/30/2018 - 7:20pm With this fan base, that'll

With this fan base, that'll never happen.  I'm okay with that, though; defensive writing is often amusing writing.

04/29/2018 - 9:32pm That's actually a sewage

That's actually a sewage treatment plant, not a power plant...

04/29/2018 - 9:04pm And Britain, and Canada. More

And Britain, and Canada. More than half the troops in the first landings, and over two-thirds of the naval and air forces, were British (or Canadian).

04/28/2018 - 8:48am Some posters here are so

Some posters here are so backwards they think the NCAA ruled that kicker ineligable because he "did tricks with his legs," when, in fact, the NCAA had nothing to do with it.  UCF told him that what he was doing was fine so long as he didn't use his association with UCF in hs videos if the videos were monetized.  He chose the videos over his scholarship.  His life, his choice.

#dontpushfakenews

04/28/2018 - 8:41am Actually, you don't even have

Actually, you don't even have to pay the players.  Just professionalize the teams and sell them off.  The university has no business running professional sports teams.  They could rent Michigan Stadium and Crisler to the pro teams, though.  Everyone would be happy.  

04/28/2018 - 8:31am If you find yourself

If you find yourself repeatedly asking people "what the fuck is wrong with you?" you should strongly consider the possibility that "what the fuck is wrong" is not, in fact, with them.

04/27/2018 - 6:58pm It's not rocket science - he

It's not rocket science - he likes Peters, and hopes he wins the job.  I don't have a favorite candidate for the starting QB job, but I can certainly understand that someone else might.

Winovich, though, I am rooting for as a starter.

04/26/2018 - 9:49pm Highly unlikely that he's

Highly unlikely that he's rooting for Peters?  Hmmm.