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09/18/2018 - 3:18pm To note, the US is pretty…

To note, the US is pretty much the only country in which its university athletes compete at a level which could warrant payment. 

It's a system that totally perplexes my UK friends.

09/17/2018 - 3:44pm Did he apologize for his abs…

Did he apologize for his abs being complicit in the injury?

09/12/2018 - 3:58pm Don't you have a Wolverine…

Don't you have a Wolverine Devotee to accost? 

08/30/2018 - 7:33pm "Find me another student…

"Find me another student body that will criticize their own university's FOIA practices"

There's a Venn Diagram, one circle which represents "universities with prominent athletics programs"; the other "universities whose students go toe-to-toe with its administration when necessary". Those circles only slightly overlap.

08/30/2018 - 2:54pm Knowing Ohio State's fanbase…

Knowing Ohio State's fanbase and their penchant for self-sabotage all in the name of FOOTBAW, I unfortunately don't think they're going to be champing at the bit for the truth to come out anytime soon. See: Jim Tressel.

And the NYT publishing something does not mean it actually results in action or somehow causes guilty parties to suddenly exhibit contrite behavior. See: (POLITICAL COMMENT REDACTED)

08/29/2018 - 4:42pm " :'( " - Big John Falk

" :'( " - Big John Falk

08/29/2018 - 3:51pm Ya know, rebuilding that…

Ya know, rebuilding that rivalry with the University of Chicago seems like a great idea at the moment.

08/28/2018 - 5:46pm That's odd. They redacted it…

That's odd. They redacted it by crossing out all the M's and anything mean about Urban Meyer.

08/28/2018 - 3:03pm As a segue, I'd be…

As a segue, I'd be completely fine with us never mentioning DJ Durkin around these parts ever again.

08/20/2018 - 3:17pm Oooooh that Nova rematch.

Oooooh that Nova rematch.

08/20/2018 - 3:16pm Nah. He'll just take it out…

Nah. He'll just take it out on WD like he always does.

08/20/2018 - 3:12pm Woah woah woah, what's all…

Woah woah woah, what's all this about Robert Frost being a bad guy?

That yellow wood seems scary from my POV.

08/20/2018 - 2:05pm Scott Frost, much like his…

Scott Frost, much like his surnamesake, took the road less traveled. And that has made all the difference.

08/16/2018 - 2:17pm There were a few moments in…

There were a few moments in the Brian Ellerbe era that were atrocious. 

I think it may have been the Michigan State game after Jamal Crawford got suspended. It seemed to be the beginning of the end.

But we rose from the ashes, which was nice.

06/13/2018 - 8:21pm Having lived in Detroit (#1…

Having lived in Detroit (#1 worst), as well as the #10 best (Seattle) and one of the world's best cities (Berlin), here's what separates them:

Every pocket of Seattle and Berlin has functionality - good services, buses that run on time, street lighting, and dense neighborhoods. Detroit has that...in a few pockets.

Until the connective tissue between Midtown and University Village and Indian Village improves, Detroit will consistently rank on this list. 

06/06/2018 - 8:51pm Dan Gilbert is definitely…

Dan Gilbert is definitely worse. He invented Comic Sans, right?

06/01/2018 - 3:15pm ...

TAKE YOUR GRUBBY HANDS OFF OF OUR SUBS.

05/31/2018 - 2:40pm ...

ONE THAT COMES WITH PROPER TACKLING TECHNIQUE THAT DOES NOT EMPLOY THE USE OF THE HEAD OR NECK #buzzkill

05/25/2018 - 7:38pm ...

not at all political - bankers knew the system; they exploited it.

 

05/25/2018 - 7:36pm ...

god, i sure hope so.

Dan Gilbert getting clowned brings me joy. Can't wait to see Lebron ghost him this summer.

05/25/2018 - 5:38pm ...

Hey, let's make sure we give Dan Gilbert his fair share of the blame on this one.

 

05/25/2018 - 1:00pm ...

Was there also a list of colleges whose graduates profited off the Great Recession because they knew how to manipulate public markets in their favor?

I bet there would be a nice, strong correlation. And that's horrifying.

 

05/25/2018 - 12:59pm ...

heh, whoops. I should have read this before I posted mine below.

05/25/2018 - 12:51pm ...

"My point is just because you grow up poor it doesn’t mean you always have to be poor and just cause you grow up rich doesn’t mean you will always be rich (but you probably will)"

Pretty much every economic study ever undertaken about this topic completely disagrees with you.

The answer is that, yes, while there is a way out of poverty - and a way to squander wealth - odds that you will do the latter are far, far less than the former. 

There was an incredibly well-written and hotly debated article in the Atlantic recently on this topic (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/06/the-birth-of-a-new…). One quote here:

"none of this matters, you will often hear, because in the United States everyone has an opportunity to make the leap: Mobility justifies inequality. As a matter of principle, this isn’t true. In the United States, it also turns out not to be true as a factual matter. Contrary to popular myth, economic mobility in the land of opportunity is not high, and it’s going down.

"Imagine yourself on the socioeconomic ladder with one end of a rubber band around your ankle and the other around your parents’ rung. The strength of the rubber determines how hard it is for you to escape the rung on which you were born. If your parents are high on the ladder, the band will pull you up should you fall; if they are low, it will drag you down when you start to rise. Economists represent this concept with a number they call “intergenerational earnings elasticity,” or IGE, which measures how much of a child’s deviation from average income can be accounted for by the parents’ income. An IGE of zero means that there’s no relationship at all between parents’ income and that of their offspring. An IGE of one says that the destiny of a child is to end up right where she came into the world."

"According to Miles Corak, an economics professor at the City University of New York, half a century ago IGE in America was less than 0.3. Today, it is about 0.5. In America, the game is half over once you’ve selected your parents. IGE is now higher here than in almost every other developed economy. On this measure of economic mobility, the United States is more like Chile or Argentina than Japan or Germany."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/24/2018 - 1:29pm ...

FUCK STANFORD

05/23/2018 - 7:10pm ...

The answer is, of course, Wolverine Devotee.

05/23/2018 - 4:44pm ...

My favorite one is where the Ohio State guy voluntarily jumps out of the Michigan grad's car. 

My least favorite one is where the Michigan and Ohio State couple are making out.

05/23/2018 - 4:01pm ...

well FINE then.

05/21/2018 - 2:10pm ...

I know about this about as much as I know about Westworld.

I'm such a Luddite.

05/18/2018 - 12:27pm ...

the swoosh on that shirt is too small. needs to wrap around the torso.

05/16/2018 - 5:04pm ...

The marching band deserves more money, goddammit.

05/14/2018 - 6:44pm ....

Following because the woman who benefits from my herpes meds and I are thinking of moving to Munich.

05/14/2018 - 2:01pm ...

no, it's not.

They committed to Ohio State and deserve our full ire simply for that decision.

05/14/2018 - 12:42pm ...

Kenny Rogers wrote the concurring opinion, I hear.

05/14/2018 - 12:41pm ...

We'll give Jalen a pass on calling it MU.

05/10/2018 - 1:23pm ...

I would be thrilled if either of them picked me for their team.

04/18/2018 - 5:11pm ...

In the words of Ed Orgeron....

"DOOOOHYOYOYOYOYOOOOOOOO FOOTBAW!"

04/18/2018 - 12:58pm ...

I use Hipmunk and Kayak and set flight alerts. 

Some people sign up for services like Scott's Cheap flights which often offer some insider tips on deeply discounted rates. And if you want to get into the points/redemptions game (beware), The Points Guy is a great resource.

04/14/2018 - 5:50pm ...

Maybe he’s just bored.

04/13/2018 - 2:20pm ...

This guy makes Dave Brandon look like Mahatma Gandhi. 

04/13/2018 - 1:48pm ...

I'm not weighing this against other factors that contributed to a disappointing season.

The one factor that this "distraction" would affect is whether players were worried about their perception that caused them some degree of social, um, "adjustment" when they knew that cameras were around.

These guys are under incredible pressure - more than most of us will ever experience. And suddenly, they wonder if how they let loose (in whatever way) is going to be recorded/perceived incorrectly. 

04/13/2018 - 1:44pm ...

Indeed historic, I agree.

04/12/2018 - 10:20pm ..

See, that's the thing. "if the players didn't want something specific filmed, they could ask Amazon to shut off the cameras.".

That is not a normal, run of the mill thing that 99% of the world has to do on a daily basis. We don't have to ask someone following us around with a camera to take a conversation "off the record". That, in itself, is occupying a (albeit small) bit of mental energy that can distract someone away from the myriad other things a student-athlete has to confront.

04/12/2018 - 10:10pm ...

My take is not really a take - it's a question meant to inspire discussion.

I even said "eh, probably not" with similar observations as yours.

 

04/12/2018 - 8:53pm ...

I know that she swiped left on you, but you gotta let it go.

04/12/2018 - 1:40pm ...

FUCK STANFORD

04/10/2018 - 5:54pm ...

A kid from South Dakota coming to play for Michigan would basically be Peak Michigan Fandom for me.

 

04/10/2018 - 1:49pm ...

"“I feel like (Michigan) coach (John) Beilein deserves a national championship, being a runner-up twice, as well as the Michigan program and Michigan fans. They definitely deserve a ring," he said.”"

I LIKE HIM ALREADY.

04/10/2018 - 1:47pm ...

Maybe Comcast is trying to ICO or something

04/09/2018 - 1:00pm ...

DANI WOHL GOT SHAFTED