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03/27/2018 - 2:14pm Detroit News improved their

Detroit News improved their headline - much better now.  Freep still says only "Ex-MSU Dean had porn on work computer"

03/27/2018 - 1:18pm Both detroit papers have

Both detroit papers have headlines stating that he had porn on his computer...I read the real story on CNN.com and Slate.com.

 

Are the Detroit News and Free Press working with MSU to cover this up now?  How can they not be covering this?

01/28/2018 - 4:13pm I assume he means that firing

I assume he means that firing a coach doesn't have to mean squandering the team that's been built.  Though I don't know how a class would hold up in this situation.

01/27/2018 - 2:52am On a non-MSU note, I'm

On a non-MSU note, I'm recalling a case a few years back where a B10 football player was accused of rape and the victim had reported it to the football coaches.  They sent some assistants over to clean up the crime scene including throwing out some bloody sheets.  And so there was no prosecution due to a supposed lack of evidence.

 

Anyone remember this?  I can't remember which school it was.

09/13/2017 - 4:32pm I got an unexected

I got an unexected opportunity to be in town for the MSU game and need two tickets.  I'm really hoping they lose to Notre Dame to put some downward pressure on prices.

09/12/2017 - 10:29am Great writing as always...I

Great writing as always...I just bought a copy.

01/20/2017 - 9:35am I'm going to guess that

I'm going to guess that they'll ban trips and not actual spring break practice. It's the most NCAA thing they could do. Funny that I see rowing teams practice in Austin over spring break and winter break. This will advantage warm weather states.

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12/31/2016 - 9:21pm No, you've been able to get back as long as I can remember

No, you've been able to get back as long as I can remember

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12/31/2016 - 2:18pm I recall a few years ago

I recall a few years ago hearing that these insurance companies have come up with some nonsense reasons to refuse to pay.   For example:

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/12429789/marqise-lee-jacksonville-ja…

 

That said, this would be a particularly straightforward situation if he needs surgery.  The injury would be in the last game of his career and not long before the draft.

 

Hoping for the best for him, what a shame for this to happen...

12/21/2016 - 1:05am Speared him? That's a bit

Speared him? That's a bit over the top, Cam began his slide after or at least at the same time as the tackle and the helmets barely grazed.

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12/06/2016 - 12:56pm They might argue that having

They might argue that having a good football team would increase revenues and close that gap more than the amount they're paying. Maybe untrue, I don't see how they move up in the world with two other power 5 programs in the same state.

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11/13/2016 - 8:15am Lol

Lol

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11/13/2016 - 8:06am No but they need Penn State to lose a game.

No but they need Penn State to lose a game.

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11/06/2016 - 12:13am Benny Joppru is one of my favorite wolverines actually!

Benny Joppru is one of my favorite wolverines actually!

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11/02/2016 - 11:24pm Man it doesn't look like this

Man it doesn't look like this is going to continue for long without a delay

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11/02/2016 - 10:10pm Is that Dickie Bennett pitching out there?

Is that Dickie Bennett pitching out there?

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06/04/2016 - 11:11am Wow, me too. I didn't realize

Wow, me too. I didn't realize they let one player rape 6 women without doing anything. Now I get why Brian is putting this in the same general category as Penn State.

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04/25/2016 - 12:20pm The courts rationale is

The courts rationale is this:

 

"These standards do not require perfection in arbitration awards.    Rather, they dictate that even if an arbitrator makes mistakes of fact or law, we may not disturb an award so long as he acted within the bounds of his bargained‐for authority.  Here, that authority was especially broad.  The Commissioner was authorized to impose discipline for, among other things, “conduct detrimental to the integrity of, or public confidence, in the game of professional football.”    In their collective bargaining agreement, the players and the League mutually decided many years ago that the Commissioner should investigate possible rule violations, should impose appropriate sanctions, and may preside at arbitrations challenging his discipline.    Although this tripartite regime may appear somewhat unorthodox, it is the regime bargained for and agreed upon by the parties, which we can only presume they determined was mutually satisfactory. "

 

Basically, it's "unorthodox" that the commissioner gets to set the punishment and then arbitrate whether his own decision was fair, but if that's the collective bargaining agreement they can't overturn the arbitration decision even if the decision contains mistakes of fact or law.

 

 

02/03/2016 - 5:00pm "Put it in the cloud" is easy

"Put it in the cloud" is easy to say but much harder than you would expect.  Just hosting the site on cloud products would be easy but the elastic part requires a lot of engineering and staff.  It's not nearly as automated as you would think.  In particular, scaling backend services is much more difficult than front end.

 

At any rate, I recall a few months back Brian had a front page post looking for a developer with Drupal experience, so I expect he's got some plans around this.  It's going to be a long-term process.

12/05/2015 - 9:36pm I think refs were told

I think refs were told several games back to stop calling targeting.

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11/21/2015 - 5:53pm There aren't enough

There aren't enough olololol's on the Internet to comment on that play

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10/30/2015 - 5:35pm Do they really use his

Do they really use his likeness?  Or just his name?  I played a little bit last year with a smaller site before these two took off and they did not use any logos or player photos that I can recall.

10/26/2015 - 4:23pm And how many of them are high

And how many of them are high school kids?

 

How many high school baseball players have died this year?

 

 

10/19/2015 - 4:16pm Wasn't she either a MSU beat

Wasn't she either a MSU beat writer or maybe a writer for the MSU student paper or something?  I remember she was an MSU columnist locally years back.

10/19/2015 - 4:14pm Twitter is half of what's

Twitter is half of what's keeping most news organizations afloat...mass casualty incident?  You can be sure one of the top headlines at CNN will be celebrity tweets.  Thankfully we can find out 120 characters worth of what Rhianna thinks about the latest foreign policy crisis within minutes now.

10/17/2015 - 10:17pm Anyone think Lewis played

Anyone think Lewis played pretty decently today despite being their main target? It seemed like Cook was really putting up perfect throws to beat decent coverage with little separation.

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10/13/2015 - 9:45am Who is harping on this? I

Who is harping on this? I wish these transcripts would have the initials of the reporter so we know who is trying to stir shit up, or who asks the incredibly inane questions.

 

Angelique was just repeatedly asking something stupid a week or two ago which kind of surprised me, it seems like what she publishes is usually pretty decent.

10/10/2015 - 5:04pm Shouldn't have been

Shouldn't have been targeting, there were two late hits....

10/08/2015 - 3:38pm 27-17 Michigan

27-17 Michigan

10/03/2015 - 1:58pm Has to be due to that guy a

Has to be due to that guy a year or two ago that only waved his arm once instead of twice, stopped, then ran after the defense turned away

09/26/2015 - 8:15pm Why does college football

Why does college football even bother with instant replay? Fucking amateurs...

09/23/2015 - 5:35pm Most of the errors were more

Most of the errors were more due to editing than proofreading.  I think they were still putting the book together and had to put it to press.  Once the book is totally edited you'd normally need some number of weeks to proofread it, and it sounds like they ran out of time.

09/23/2015 - 5:04pm Well Brandon did work for her

Well Brandon did work for her as essentially a direct report and was at least qualified for the job on paper.  Hackett is proof that a business leader with a school connection but no specific athletics experience can be good at this.

Her failure was not supervising or controlling her employee, who turned out to suck.

09/23/2015 - 4:36pm It was almost a throwaway

It was almost a throwaway line but the thing that stuck out to me the most was the description of Brandon hiring a $1000 a day chauffeur on business travel, and then calling his assistant to have the assistant call the concierge to open the door for him when arriving back at the hotel.

I mean seriously?  Hiring a car is one thing, but he can't open his own door or even wait 10 seconds for the driver to put it in park and come around?  That is the behavior of a madman.

09/14/2015 - 9:51pm But is it just streaming or did they go off the air too?

But is it just streaming or did they go off the air too?

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08/18/2015 - 5:05am Why would having a university

Why would having a university justify excluding a city from the list? Obviously communities with good education, skilled industry, etc are going to be attractive for educated people.

08/07/2015 - 7:47pm That Duncan Robinson profile

That Duncan Robinson profile is amazing and I am so excited for basketball to start now!!

05/05/2015 - 4:52pm Michigan wouldn't even have

Michigan wouldn't even have had a slot for Jaylen Brown if Hatch hadn't taken a medical scholarship.  I don't think they're scrambling to fill slots, they could have taken one more this year due to unusual circumstances but now can take one more next year.  It seems like we are not hurting for depth.

05/02/2015 - 12:28pm Why would that tweet cause a

Why would that tweet cause a silent commit to flip somewhere else? That makes no sense.

03/13/2015 - 11:34am Aren't brokers not scalping

Aren't brokers not scalping since they have an agreed upon contract with the event to sell them at higher prices? I thought the scalping law only applied to guys on the street.

01/12/2015 - 10:39pm This might be slightly

This might be slightly offtopic but how is it possible that ESPN doesn't have commercials on watchESPN other than a government recycling promo? How can they not have monetized streaming?

12/30/2014 - 1:44pm Well in the press conference

Well in the press conference Hackett said it would be based on market conditions. Sounds like they're going to give him more money and how much more depends on what it takes to keep him in the top echelon of coaches.

Clever actually -- not only does money not become the focus of this story ("Harbaugh went to michigan because of the dump truck full of money") but they also get to essentially renegotiate his salary after another year to figure out the financing of it.

I wonder if he asked them to give him less this year so he can afford any staff he wants and find more money for him in a year or two.

12/30/2014 - 12:22pm Just a few shoutouts to

Just a few shoutouts to family and other coaches. A few jokes. And a Bo anecdote. The fox Detroit stream on YouTube is great FYI and he is answering questions now.

12/30/2014 - 12:20pm Harbaugh knows how to handle

Harbaugh knows how to handle the press. That's been a partial downfall for more than one coach around here.

12/09/2014 - 2:49pm What did he do a good job of?

What did he do a good job of? Name a few significant achievements of the Brandon era that were his doing (not underway prior to his hiring)

11/22/2014 - 5:35pm They showed a video of you

They showed a video of you celebrating after the touchdown? I must have missed it...

11/11/2014 - 11:11am Schlissel is an

Schlissel is an administrator, and he is approaching this situation from that perspective.  He should.

 

The new athletic director can't simply be an empty husk that fires Hoke, he needs to be someone who can run a department with a few dozen sports, a $140 million budget, billions in facilities, plus handle the fundraising, media and business side of it.  The new AD also needs to be widely accepted by the community, boosters, reagents, politicians, academians, athletes, students, etc.  He needs to bring people together which obviously was Brandon's big failing.

 

Schlissel simply can't afford to hire a guy based solely on football.  That also doesn't mean there isn't a football solution in the near term.  Maybe Hackett fires Hoke.  Maybe the new hire does it.  Schlissel might go from "doing my homework" to "hired a guy" in a pretty short period of time.  I think these things often snowball and move suddenly.

10/05/2014 - 1:08am Well pending any offseason

Well pending any offseason chaos next season we should have even more talent than this season, and this season there's a lot of talent.

 

Which is why the results are so frustrating.  Rich Rod had some bad years where multiple positions didn't have a single guy that should make a two-deep at Indiana.  I could at least sort of understand those years... This team should actually be pretty good.  Fucking that up is why this coaching staff is as good as gone.

10/04/2014 - 7:55pm Morris is what everyone was

Morris is what everyone was screaming for

09/29/2014 - 9:22pm What was idiotic was starting

What was idiotic was starting him in the first place.  I'd like to know what was beind that decision.  Is Hoke saying that Gardner is a hopeless case and they might as well abandon the rest of the season to get Morris some experience?  Surely they didn't think Morris could be better than Gardner.

I guess an alternate theory is that they were trying to give Gardner a wakeup call.  But all in all, it makes almost no sense.