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07/16/2018 - 11:06am If ther’s a post about them…

If ther’s a post about them daily, they are the #1 issue on the site.....just maybe not to you.

07/15/2018 - 3:24pm I second the advice on color…

I second the advice on color/clarity. I got my wife's ring from a jeweler in Chicago in the diamond district who talked me OUT of paying more for a higher clarity ring. He put the loose stones on his saleswoman's hand and said that if I could pick out the higher clarity stone, he'd let me buy it....couldn't do it so I walked away with a bigger diamond, slightly less clarity. No one to date has every looked at it and guess it wasn't a VVS stone.

07/13/2018 - 5:36pm If they do a good job, sure,…

If they do a good job, sure, why not? Even something like $20 to "go get some beers" would be appreciated I'm sure.

 

07/13/2018 - 12:05pm What are we willing to do…

What are we willing to do for them? All sorts of stuff......apparently.

Let's bang!

07/11/2018 - 4:19pm To hell with these guys…

To hell with these guys....the NCAA gave them the win, they can take it away. 

07/06/2018 - 11:45am Switch to the 4 hour body by…

Switch to the 4 hour body by Tim Ferris....did it for a while a few years back and it really worked. You get a cheat day once a week where you can eat whatever you want. That, and they allow you a glass of red wine nightly is what allowed me to keep going on it because it's boring as hell.

07/03/2018 - 7:16am Brian, at one point you said…

Brian, at one point you said you would consider running for council. Is this a precursor?

07/03/2018 - 7:13am It’s by design. Local…

It’s by design. Local politicians dont want students to vote because they would sway things greatly and politicians don't like having to cater to young and most importantly, temporary, voter bases. 

They dont like flip flopping. Better to get an older generation with massive numbers that never changes their mind about anything.

06/29/2018 - 3:16pm At first glance I thought…

At first glance I thought you said: "polish accent".....and it got me wondering what that would sound like? Probably better than a posh english accent if I'm honest.

06/13/2018 - 1:55pm This transfer rule is going…

This transfer rule is going to be VERY interesting. I it benefitting us but also costing us down the line until the kinks get worked out....

06/12/2018 - 1:27pm I wish my car had ventilated…

I wish my car had ventilated seats with A/C....it's hot as a m'fer out here and i have to park my car on the street.

Also, wish I could go back to the old site. Not really enjoying this one very much.

06/08/2018 - 12:02pm I can't shake the feeling…

I can't shake the feeling this would be tied to some medication he was taking. I have no basis for this thought other than the endless ads I see on TV that say "suicidal thoughts" as a common side effect of many, many, many medications. 

Sad for his loved ones and upset his journey is over. 

06/06/2018 - 11:17pm @I'm Batman - I was able to…

@I'm Batman - I was able to upvote you but can't seem to upvote anyone else.

05/25/2018 - 12:50pm I would say if he can beat

I would say if he can beat last years 9 TD passes we'd be in good shape....like if he could avrage 2TDs a game I don't see how we lose with our D.

05/25/2018 - 12:04pm If inflation is the concern

If inflation is the concern you could always buy TIPS....

05/23/2018 - 8:51pm Treasuries are guaranteed by

Treasuries are guaranteed by the gov't...

05/22/2018 - 11:17am Oh boy, never heard that one

Oh boy, never heard that one before...

05/21/2018 - 3:46pm Am I the only one who thinks

Am I the only one who thinks 15 yards of mulch isn't that much at all? If you're supposed to go 2-3 inches deep you're not covering that much space.

05/20/2018 - 7:51pm Obviously here looking for

Obviously here looking for the turf management position.

05/20/2018 - 7:49pm What do you mean? Looks

What do you mean? Looks totally natural to me.....

05/17/2018 - 10:43am Either cut 45 minutes or

Either cut 45 minutes or split it into two movies....felt like they were jamming too much in there to try to get it all in before the Infinity Wars movie came out. Would have benefited from more time to get the full story done right or, like you said, take out 45 minutes and tell a different story alltogether. . 

05/16/2018 - 7:27pm We have an incredible stable

We have an incredible stable of TE's that seem to be much better suited to WR......why not use them as such? Gentry should be a beast but almost none of our QB's last year targeted him when doing so would have resulted in big positive outcomes. 

Along those same lines, why couldn't our QB's hit the relief valve AT ALL last year? Many times you'd have a guy WIDE OPEN in the flat and they would try to force the ball down the field or just eat a sack. If our HC is a QB guru, why can't we fix that problem?

And what the hell happened to recruiting OL? Why have we had such a problem there going on 10 years?

05/16/2018 - 7:09pm I had a hard time following

I had a hard time following BP because everyone was talking in a super low gritty voice (like Batman) and then they threw in accents that I couldn't track. The only ones I could understand consistently were the female characters. I also felt like the lighting was off....needed to be brighter - same complaint I have with all the DC movies.

Why so dark, I can't see shit anymore now that I'm old!! Get off my lawn!

 

05/15/2018 - 1:32pm My Audi screams at me if the

My Audi screams at me if the engine isn't shut off and I open my door. So, so loud but also a good thing apparently.

 

05/14/2018 - 6:47pm Sterile is a great way to

Sterile is a great way to describe the class experience at Michigan ..... 

05/14/2018 - 6:41pm So in your son's case I would

So in your son's case I would ask: "what does he want to study in undergrad" and then make the decision on where to go based on that one issue. If it's anything you would get in LSA then I would say look at getting schlarships at "lesser" schools where he would not only get less in tuition costs but also a chance to shine against his peers. 

This would be especially true if what he wants to be career wise requires going to get an advanced degree. I'm sure Western would be a great place to spend 4 years kicking ass.....especially if they give any scholarships. 

05/10/2018 - 12:06pm If I recall though, free

If I recall though, free agency didn't really exist back then, right? So he couldn't hop around and it also let the Bulls bring in great players around him and then keep them. 

05/09/2018 - 12:40pm Or...their spines have

Or...their spines have compressed from all the crashing around the field and into other huge men running full speed in the opposite direction over the course of 4 years.

was going to put "/s" but now I'm not so sure ...

05/07/2018 - 10:05pm I'm also in the business and

I'm also in the business and have advised on a few endowment fund allocations and I don't have a problem with VC activity. Especially when you hit $11b, the endowment should be invested as an entity that has an indefinite timeline (i.e., lives forever) so I'm in favor of having a decent chunk (5%-10%) in PE or VC type activities that take a long time to develop but have potential for outsized returns. 

I understand your point on concerns for alumni but I don't see a breach in fiduciary duty if you select a qualified professional who also happens to have a degree from UofM. There are MANY such qualified individuals on wall street right now and cutting yourself off from access to those individuals seems like a mistake and bad investment decisions happen to ALL managers anyway. 

Endowment funds don't have to be invested purely for rate of return scenarios....it's possible to invest ways that further the mission of the University and supporting alumni could, emphasis on could, be one of those reasons. A lot of endowment funds are now investing in socially conscious companies (green energy companies especially) that I would argue are not financially sound but they are doing it for social reasons more than economic ones. 

05/07/2018 - 8:38pm I grew up in NYC surrounded

I grew up in NYC surrounded by filthy animals...the human kind, unfortunately. 

05/07/2018 - 5:20pm Depends on your definition of

Depends on your definition of "rural" but, as a quick example, a sibling of mine is a thoracic surgeon who went to med school and trained in NY but moved to Omaha because they offered a hefty increase in her salary 10 years ago. A major hospital in NYC just tried to poach her they offered her a little less than what she makes currently and that's without factoring the cost of living differences....just straight compensation comparison, she makes more in Omaha then she would have in NYC.

Another friend (also a surgeon) just left a major hospital here in Denver to take up a job in Salt Lake City after they made him an offer he couldn't refuse but you could argue SLC maybe is not a rural area.

Maybe it's specific to the specialty? Both of my examples are surgeons. 

 

05/07/2018 - 4:34pm We ride or die with the

We ride or die with the OL... 

05/04/2018 - 4:55pm That's why I'm sending my

That's why I'm sending my sons to USC....fool proof.

05/04/2018 - 4:50pm I have read his comments and

I have read his comments and still think the Freep is wrong. You have a lot of people who have no idea how complicated these things are opining on what should be done. It’s clear neither Sclisswl nor the reporter know what an audit actually is or how to apply that to the endowment ..... Putting it into an index fund is fine so long as you are happy only ever getting what the market will give and that seems odd to me when you have a sophisticated group running a very large endowment...PE and VC opportunities should be a part of the portfolio and you can do other things with that money that would benefit the university and current students that aren’t possible if you invest it in a straight s&p index. For example, if i donated a large sum of money i would want a portion of it to go into VC/angel investing of student created companies as that would be a huge selling point for the business school which would attract high quality students,etc.

Anyway, the University should be free to invest however it wants and PwC gave its blessing via external audit. That should be enough. Just because some people don’t like that the endowment is chummy with alumni investors doesn’t mean there’s any wrong doing or fraud.

05/04/2018 - 4:13pm You’d be surprised.....rural

You’d be surprised.....rural area hospitals can be fantastic because in order to attract talent they have to pay really, really well which is an attractive perk for a lot of people who have massive debts to pay off.

05/04/2018 - 4:13pm You’d be surprised.....rural

You’d be surprised.....rural area hospitals can be fantastic because in order to attract talent they have to pay really, really well which is an attractive perk for a lot of people who have massive debts to pay off.

05/04/2018 - 3:30pm You can do a back of the

You can do a back of the napkin audit, you don't have to wait for the University to open the kimono....just look at the endowment size every year as listed by the Univesity in their annual financials which they are required to file. I believe it breaks out beginning balance, additions to the endowmnet via donations and then the year end balance. Using those 3 numbers you can come to a reasonable conclusion as to how it's being run....if it lags the over all market, that's when you raise the alarm. If not, who gives a shit if alumni who donate to the University are ALSO running the endowment.

 

 

05/04/2018 - 3:13pm Also, as long as they are

Also, as long as they are qualified, there's zero inherently wrong with placing endowment money with alumni investment managers. I would even say it's preferred over other strategies as they have some skin in the gane with regards to institutional reputation and harm. A UofM alum will most likely be MORE careful when managing UofM money than other people will.....

05/03/2018 - 12:30pm This is exactly why I don't

This is exactly why I don't like bringing in pro coaches down to the college level. They haven't had to teach the basics and are used to guys who can quickly pick up schemes and new ideas without having it drilled into them over and over. 

A first year pro is MILES ahead of a 5* FR and pro coaches don't seem to know how to downshift very well to adjust for that difference in experience and talent.

05/02/2018 - 9:44pm I would say just making it as

I would say just making it as a pro in two sports renders the argument moot. It's incredibly hard to be a pro athlete in ANY sport, so making it in two sports is something special.

05/02/2018 - 11:51am There was zero implication

There was zero implication that what we are saying on here affects how the team plays in my comment. Just that we as a fan base seem way too confident in our favorite teams ability to get it done against MSU. Maybe we, as a fan base, should stop doing that until the team beats MSU a few times.... because you look stupid when you talk shit to an opponent who regularly beats you even when their team, on paper, is vastly inferior.

05/02/2018 - 11:41am LIkewise....I lived in West

LIkewise....I lived in West Quad and it was amazing. The student union was attached as well which was a nice perk but the best was easy access to the South Quad food (best around) and quick bike ride or walk to anywhere on campus. Would highly recommend the area.

05/01/2018 - 7:31pm We said the same shit last

We said the same shit last year and then lost to them at home......we should probably stop underestimating them.

05/01/2018 - 7:31pm We said the same shit last

We said the same shit last year and then lost to them at home......we should probably stop underestimating them.

05/01/2018 - 3:06pm If I recall, there was a time

If I recall, there was a time when Drevno had a very young USC line performing at an above average level. That's where we need impact FR. And considering we play young OL, it would be nice to have a 5* rated one or two to throw there even if they are FR.

04/30/2018 - 5:56pm I can't wait for the day when

I can't wait for the day when we don't need a 180 word explanation as to why we should be ok with a recruits ranking.....thought we would be there by now, honestly.

04/30/2018 - 2:59pm We need players that can make

We need players that can make a quick impact....not need time to develop and "probably" be a solid player. This is year 4, we need to win now and we need to recruit at the level of our competiton to win. We aren't doing that currently.

04/30/2018 - 2:35pm yea...no.

yea...no.

04/30/2018 - 2:26pm 1998 and 2004....best memory

1998 and 2004....best memory is the team rushing our corner of the stadium after winning the whole shebang in '98. I was a student at that time and those memories will stay with me forever - I hope anyway.

04/30/2018 - 2:07pm Yes...never enough 3* lineman

Yes...never enough 3* lineman apparently.