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11/09/2018 - 5:24pm You get a rash after being…

You get a rash after being in the Rutgers hot tub.

*snort*

11/05/2018 - 10:06pm I'm not sure why I want to…

I'm not sure why I want to root for Julian Meteor, OSU's backup longsnapper, but I shall.

11/01/2018 - 12:37am I'll answer this after this…

I'll answer this after this weekend. It'll be her first game at the stadium.

 

10/28/2018 - 11:51pm Sparty Wept.

Sparty Wept.

10/24/2018 - 2:34pm JoWiltdon O'Speters seems…

JoWiltdon O'Speters seems more exotic.

10/24/2018 - 2:30pm FOOTBAW. 

http:/…

FOOTBAW. 

http://everydayshouldbelemsday.blogspot.com/

10/23/2018 - 8:49pm He must be bothered by the…

He must be bothered by the jersey sales.

10/20/2018 - 11:23pm Michigan wins

Staee loses

Michigan wins

Staee loses

Buckeyes lose

my best friend gets married

i could die happy today. 

10/20/2018 - 3:22pm I’m listening to the game,…

I’m listening to the game, but perhaps it’s delayed a bit. Is the game over and did we lose?

10/18/2018 - 4:15pm But what is UMBIG11's take…

But what is UMBIG11's take on jersey sales in Ohio?

10/15/2018 - 4:54pm Dear other teams, keep your…

Dear other teams, keep your grubby hands off of him.

This will be your only warrinering.

10/15/2018 - 2:11pm Because terrible people are…

Because terrible people are given nice things all the time.

10/12/2018 - 2:36pm That's like the Halo of…

That's like the Halo of Michigan memorabilia.

10/12/2018 - 2:35pm Ah yes, the old shade on Ann…

Ah yes, the old shade on Ann Arbor from someone who has lived in a town that doesn't know whether to call itself Happy Valley, State College, or "Where?"

10/09/2018 - 1:28pm Donated. Hang in there, man.

Donated. Hang in there, man.

10/09/2018 - 1:01pm No thank you

No thank you

10/06/2018 - 4:16pm FWIW I’m not watching the…

FWIW I’m not watching the game and am paying very close attention to Kavanaugh updates.

09/26/2018 - 4:22pm I'm going to give Kevyn Orr…

I'm going to give Kevyn Orr and Mike Duggan and the Kresge Foundation more credit for Detroit's revitalization before I give an inch of credit to Gilbert. 

The former actually care about areas other than the CBD. Gilbert's just a savvy investor trying to make a buck. No upstanding citizen would put - let alone expand - a goddamn casino in the middle of downtown.

09/26/2018 - 4:16pm He's a horrible landlord.

I…

He's a horrible landlord.

I worked with a particular small biz downtown that wanted to secure space in one of Gilbert's buildings. In the contract they gave him a rock-bottom lease for the first year, then bumped up the rent - no shitting - 13X for years 2-5.

I could go on about his DVP investments and the joke therein, but I'll stop. We'll just say that calling Gilbert a "venture capitalist" evokes a few chuckles from folks I know.

09/26/2018 - 4:14pm Looks like I'll have to stop…

Looks like I'll have to stop rooting for the Tigers.

09/23/2018 - 7:23pm How are jersey sales in Ohio…

How are jersey sales in Ohio doing?

09/23/2018 - 7:22pm As the MMB says, "De-Fense…

As the MMB says, "De-Fense like a rock".

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.