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04/20/2018 - 4:05pm Wow huge loss for the EDM

Wow huge loss for the EDM world. Way too young. :(

04/19/2018 - 10:03pm Also moving to Chicago in a

Also moving to Chicago in a few weeks but I'll be in the South Loop. All of the "official" bars are north or far north. West End is, pretty far west as well. Is there anywhere popular for UM fans on the southside? 

04/10/2018 - 2:26pm My cousin went to MSU-COM and

My cousin went to MSU-COM and when I was applying for schools and asking her to help grease the wheels with the dean, I remember her telling me how he's the biggest creep and she'd rather talk to anyone else in admissions for help. Seems as her information or intuition was correct. Disgusting. 

04/02/2018 - 11:09pm Whatever Kansas got blown out

Whatever Kansas got blown out too and no one questions their run. And they were a 1 seed. It’s just frustrating bc I know we can play better than this.

04/02/2018 - 11:06pm Man that kid is lit. What can

Man that kid is lit. What can you do? Make your fucking shots or gtfo.

04/02/2018 - 10:57pm This. And the refs have been

This. And the refs have been atrocious but we are killing ourselves to boot. We don’t deserve to win at this point. Hopefully they can turn it around enough to make it a game.

04/02/2018 - 10:48pm I mean this isn’t even

I mean this isn’t even enjoyable bc none of the calls even make sense. Forget just being beat by a good team where you can respect the effort, we can’t even have that.

04/02/2018 - 9:58pm Fucking finally they call the

Fucking finally they call the offensive foul on Brunson.

04/02/2018 - 9:56pm What the fuck is a foul?

What the fuck is a foul?

03/31/2018 - 8:26pm They played good defense the

They played good defense the whole game, but it was the scoring coming alive in the second half that put it away. They scored over double second half points compared to the first half. 

03/31/2018 - 8:17pm GEH BLAU MO GEH BLAU

GEH BLAU MO GEH BLAU

03/31/2018 - 8:13pm Ugly ass Denzel Valentine I

Ugly ass Denzel Valentine I was hoping to never see his mug again.

03/31/2018 - 8:13pm That was scrubby.

That was scrubby.

03/31/2018 - 8:04pm Sick of hearing about the

Sick of hearing about the Loyola defense like our boys don't know how to play D. F that shit. 

03/31/2018 - 7:59pm CMON GUYS let's play the best

CMON GUYS let's play the best 5 minutes of your life! 

03/31/2018 - 7:56pm LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO

LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO

03/31/2018 - 7:49pm This is unreal. They can't

This is unreal. They can't make a shot and we keep jacking up stupid 3s.

03/31/2018 - 7:46pm Getting real sick of this

Getting real sick of this neckbearded fella.

03/31/2018 - 7:42pm THAT'S SIX!

THAT'S SIX!

03/31/2018 - 7:10pm To be fair it's hard to root

To be fair it's hard to root for a team that can't make a shot or run a viable offense unless it's your own team. What do you want them to do?

03/31/2018 - 7:04pm Have you seen Simpson today?

Have you seen Simpson today? We have an imposter out there in his jersey and until the real Simp shows up Brooks will play. 

03/31/2018 - 6:56pm Take a seat neckbeard.

Take a seat neckbeard.

03/31/2018 - 6:49pm Just bc a Loyola player

Just bc a Loyola player flails his body about doesn't mean it's a foul, refs. 

03/31/2018 - 6:24pm This defense is stifling.

This defense is stifling. Guys are doing amazing out there. Keep it up boys!

03/31/2018 - 6:09pm GO BLUE and GEH BLAU for Mama

GO BLUE and GEH BLAU for Mama Wagner! WOOHOOOOO! 

03/31/2018 - 6:07pm Man that pre-game got me hype

Man that pre-game got me hype AF. My heart is beating out of my chest.

03/24/2018 - 11:08pm FINAL FOUR BABY

FINAL FOUR BABY

03/24/2018 - 11:03pm Make a shot and take an and

Make a shot and take an and 1. Come on guys don’t fall apart now!

03/24/2018 - 10:53pm Charles just gonna have to

Charles just gonna have to take over in the next few minutes. Let’s fucking go!

03/24/2018 - 10:47pm JB needs to rip the fuck into

JB needs to rip the fuck into these assholes. Unbelievable. And that’s 4 on Mo with 6 min left. Fuck

03/19/2018 - 11:31am That article can kiss mah ass

That article can kiss mah ass

03/18/2018 - 1:46am Do you not remember the Shot

Do you not remember the Shot - Trey vs Kansas?!

03/16/2018 - 11:20am Classy response. Just like

Classy response. Just like the rest of MSUs trash admin.

03/16/2018 - 9:57am How on heavens green earth

How on heavens green earth did you think this wouldn’t be the outcome of Engler’s appointment?

02/27/2018 - 8:16pm I was going to comment along

I was going to comment along these lines, somewhat. There are PLENTY of women who don't perform well in school or who aren't achieving the upper echelons of academia. What do these women do if they don't want a career? Become wives and mothers. This isn't an accepted option for men. Shoot, even women who have masters degrees leave industry and become homemakers. One of my best friends (interestingly, has a masters in education), had two young children in a row and isn't planning to return to the work force any time soon. Men, either from societal pressure or for the expectations they have for themselves can't or don't want to do this. 

An aside -  male nurses are awesome and I wish more men went into the field. 

02/27/2018 - 12:24am They are more represented in

They are more represented in college, yes. That’s not disputed. What industries do they dominate? Where do they rule over 50% of the leadership? Where do they out-earn the men in their fields? How many of these degree-holding women actually enter the workforce? Where are they excelling over the men who are also pursuing the same fields?

Nursing, education, social work - this is not new. The OP alluded to a change, and to women now dominating fields, but they aren’t. They are just more likely to get a degree. I suppose this is an achievement in itself, but it’s not as though boys who want to pursue higher ed are not given the opportunity.

02/26/2018 - 11:49pm This.

This.

02/26/2018 - 11:07pm That makes much more sense to

That makes much more sense to me than the conclusions noted in your initial post. A lot of blue collar jobs still do provide a great income. There seems to be a growing movement to promote the trades and increasing availabliity of trades programs. Those jobs still exist and they still don't require a university degree, but they do offer a liveable wage.

I grew up with a father in a blue collar industry (carpentry), and he says young American-raised men just don't want to do the work despite the opportunity to do so. I've also heard this echoed by many other business owners in related blue-collar industries, despite their ideological preference of hiring American workers and providing a competitive wage. It seems the lack of prestige or status keeps a lot of guys away from it, rather than it not being lucrative enough. And they ask for way more and produce way less, hence leaving the door open for "cheap labor." 

Pre-high school education has been dominated by female educators since the 60s. Those men went on to enter university at much higher rates than women until recently. They did the work and they still dominate almost every high-earning industry. Ultimately, there's only so many ways we can cater to individuals who aren't willing. There are opportunities out there and as you alluded to, it requires adaptation to obtain them. 

02/26/2018 - 9:37pm Question: Which industries

Question: Which industries are women dominating men? And what is the level of domination being considered? In wages? In sheer numbers within the force? I haven't seen this.

The only field I'm intimately familiar with is medicine, where most women make up the nursing force (this has always been the case - nothing new). Male to female graduation rates in medical school are about 52/48 now. Surgical fields are still heavily dominated by men, although more women are entering the field - they certainly aren't dominating. 

02/26/2018 - 9:26pm You blame single motherhood

You blame single motherhood on "men being replaced by the state"? Genuinely interested in how you came to that conclusion. Just because the state has maybe made being a single-mother less shitty, doesn't mean women prefer that over a traditional nuclear family. Men who value fatherhood often become great fathers, and there are a ton of them right here in this thread. And from my small vantage point, men are way more present as fathers now than they used to be.

That's also very presumptious to think females do better simply because their teachers are women. A lot of knowledge-building education DOES require you to sit, perform repetitive tasks, and focus. As you said, now boys don't want to do that. Generations of boys around the world did plenty of this, but now somehow they don't anymore and the system is to blame? There isn't always a way around that (although trust me, I wish there were).

Most of my physician mentors are men, and being a female doesn't mean I don't value their influence on my life and career. Yes it's nice to get advice from female physicians esp. on how to balance being a mother and having a career, but I owe so much of my success to the male physicians who have taken me under their wings. It's hard to believe a boy can't value his education because a man isn't providing it. If true, maybe that's the problem?

In your dialogue, you forget that much of the leadership of most industries are run almost exclusively by men. Somehow their female teachers didn't hinder their success. 

02/26/2018 - 8:53pm I'd like to see the data from

I'd like to see the data from western countries with the UK education system. Because they do testing in the 9th grade (I believe) that stratifies them into tracts that assesses their pathway to undergraduate education, this rewards those who mature earlier and (in essence) punishes those who arrive at maturity later in life. I'd expect to see women in the UK dominate males academically and beyond if that theory is true (although, there may be confounding factors affecting that as well). The US system makes it so even if you were totally apathetic in HS you can go to community college, university, and post graduate education without anyone caring what you got on your SAT as long as you got your shit together before undergrad was over. 

If you think of high achievement as a numbers game, i.e. that there are a limited number of spots in college or in the workforce - a possible theory is because women are entering higher ed and the workforce at nearly equivalent levels in many areas, only the most driven, diciplined, and/or gifted individuals (male or female) are going to achieve success. Perhaps before, as a young man who only really had to compete with other men, the opportunities for success were still high even if you weren't all that motivated or gifted just becaues SOMEONE had to fill those roles. I think this is where some of the male angst or apathy comes from - things aren't handed to them as easily as before. 

As we all know, academic achievement isn't the only path to success. Generally speaking, one difference between males and females (either through biology or socialization) display higher levels of risk-taking behavior. Most of the men in my family are business owners. They enjoy risk taking, not sitting in a classroom or library all day. The "sure path" that certain academic fields are notable for (engineering, medicine, law) are constraining to a lot of guys. Women (and I include myself in this, as an anecdote), are perhaps more risk averse and prefer the structure of degree-requiring careers. Motivated young men will find their niche especially if they find a good mentor, but it just may take longer and may not include a college or post-graduate education. Those who aren't motivated, well, male or female they just don't have it as easy as they used to.

02/23/2018 - 12:39am If hiring an asshole is our

If hiring an asshole is our version of "selling our soul" the way other programs have, I'll take it. As long as he's not paying for recruits, molesting or raping anyone, covering for recruits/players who molest or rape anyone, or other similar dispicable activities. As for recruiting busts, well, that happens all the time anyway. 

02/04/2018 - 10:27pm I mean Brady threw for 505

I mean Brady threw for 505 and 3 TDs 0 INTs. Sometimes the other team is just better oh welpppp

02/04/2018 - 10:08pm They boo everyone

They boo everyone

02/04/2018 - 10:07pm Huh?

Huh?

02/04/2018 - 9:01pm Eagles making plays but that

Eagles making plays but that Pats D has left so many receivers open and they aren’t getting to Foles. Just failure all around.

02/04/2018 - 9:00pm Lions

Lions

02/01/2018 - 1:07pm Distasteful and phony is

Distasteful and phony is right. The teal T-shirts a few games ago too...seriously stop. If you want to repent, repent with substance. If not, don’t do it at all.

01/13/2018 - 4:06pm I don’t think this is OT. RIP

I don’t think this is OT. RIP Mr. Jackson

01/08/2018 - 11:06pm If this game can't get

If this game can't get dramatic enough....yikes.