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06/13/2018 - 7:56pm I think they are already on…

I think they are already on to us. Take a look at your property value over the last 3 years

05/16/2018 - 1:54pm Unpopular opinion

I think the state (taxpayers) should be on the hook for some of the cost of this.  MSU is a state institution with oversite by elected officials.  Those officials act as representatives of the people who elected them.  When the peoples representatives screw up there is a cost to the people they are representing.  I don’t think some consequences for the voters making poor decisions in who they elect is necessarily a bad thing.

Possible alternatives such as only allowing individuals who suffered harm from a state institution sue the individual responsible (which would severally limit the amount they can recover while also acting as a strong deterrent to having qualified individuals work for state institutions) or blanket immunity for all state institutions seem like less attractive alternatives.  

05/11/2018 - 9:01pm Seems like they would have a case

Regardless of the likelihood they could be competitive in the basketball market. Adidas we pretty clearly running a competitive strategy that involved under the table payments to high school and college athletes to secure them when they went pro. That unethical and maybe illegal business practice would injure any other company trying to enter the market.

Not a lawyer so would need an mgo lawyer to tell me if I am crazy on this.

04/28/2018 - 12:56am I know it’s the internet

But really? Are you that much of a piece of shit?

04/21/2018 - 12:25am More

Automated design and engineering then people think. The more complex professions related to medical and data analysis are all in range of advanced AI in a 20 to 50 year timeframe.

In the end we are left with art and leisure by 2050 to 2070.

04/21/2018 - 12:21am In the longer term

In 20 to 50 years labor could be a thing of the past. Trucking, shipping and receiving, manufacturing, farming are not that far from full automation being feasible.

Autodesk and others are aggressively working on 3D printing for construction. They are also further along on

04/13/2018 - 4:32pm Excitement Level and Expectations

My excitement level about recent Michigan Football peaked at kickoff of the game at Iowa in 2016. Since then it, and the team’s performance, has seemed to be in steady decline.  This is the least excited I have been about Michigan football since the late Hoke era (though not nearly that bad).  At this point I expect mediocrity until some evidence appears of improvement. 

6 or 7 wins.

We really need to start to turn things around this year.  If we lose to ND and then blow a game before Wisconsin this will get ugly quick.

04/02/2018 - 2:52pm Progress is slow

I did get to a good laugh when John (Deepak) called from the IRS office in Louisiana (Ahmedabad) to tell me that the IRS home office in Washington (Mumbai) had placed serious charges against my name.  I let him know how relieved I was that the charges were only against my name and not me.  Later he let me know that he has grown used to working nights and that he does not tell his family what he does for a living. 

If you are bored and want to harass some scammers they are currently using the number 337-516-0707.  They may have insights on the best way to slow down the Villanova offence.

04/02/2018 - 11:07am Even after 29 years

The end of that game is still the most nerve-racking sporting event I have ever watched.

03/23/2018 - 10:36am Your best bet

Get on plane > drink > sleep > wake up > read about Michigan victory > celebrate> plan to watch final four game

03/22/2018 - 11:02pm Other interesting facts

Apparently a flock of crows is known as a murder

Even more can be found here

03/19/2018 - 7:55pm Need more commitment

You can fly down Thursday around 1, watch the game and be back at work by 9:30am the next day all for $250 plus the game ticket cost.

03/19/2018 - 1:53pm Hyatt

I was there a few years ago on a short work trip. I believe the Hyatt has a nice bar with direct tv which should have TBS. The area around there was very secure. The rest of the country not so much.

I got the impression that the leaders of the company we were doing work for were also essentially running Trinidad. They provided a driver who none of the sketchy individuals hanging out in front of the airport had any interest in messing with, which was entertaining

03/16/2018 - 12:23am We are going to need a special prosecutor

To figure out all the charges needed to punish this crime against the game of basketball

03/11/2018 - 6:19pm At least it can’t last forever

Hits guide.........two hours ...for Christ sake

03/11/2018 - 6:11pm This broadcast

Is one sleepy son of a bitch

01/28/2018 - 10:45am PSU

Seems like the part of the PSU story relevant here is that everyone got fired. I expect the same to happen at MSU. A new president and AD from outside MSU are not going to want to spend their time and effort defending Izzo and Dantonio.

01/27/2018 - 10:56am I doubt they survive

Their strongest allies, president and athletic director are gone. The BOT has zero credibility and political capital. Many of the big contributors, those with businesses and reputations to protect, won’t want to be associated with them.

It sounds like they will bring in a new president from outside the school who will be tasked with restoring the schools reputation and finding a way to move past this. It seems like step one would be get rid of anyone with any connection to a previous sexual abuse/assault/misconduct scandal.

Why would someone take the president job if the have to start off by defending Izzo and Dantonio?

01/22/2018 - 3:34pm Billing Error

Many have noted this was a billing error and an automated system.  While this is true I think it illustrates where MSU has been focused.  If the focus was on, "how do we support the victims" then the leaders of the University would have a group focused on this support which would have likely identified things such as not billing for Nasser's services or attempting to collect on previous bills from over a year ago.

The true focus is of course on how do we not get sued for millions of dollars and get fired.  

01/19/2018 - 6:02pm Somebody at MSU needs to step up

Clearly no amount of calls for resignations will do the trick with the trustees and the president. I saw the student government called for her resignation but where the heck are the faculty and alumni association?

The students should call a strike and ask the faculty, unions and alumni association to support them. Force the groups that matter to pick a position and quit releasing BS statements. While they are at it call for the sports teams to join as well. I suspect Izzo and other coaches don’t want to be fielding questions about why they are not supporting sexual assault victims. If they shut the place down for a day or two the president and the trustees would be gone.

01/07/2018 - 12:54pm To be fair

It’s only 500 miles from Lincoln to an interesting part of the country (sorry Omaha and Des Moines). It is also a lot more sunny there. If you hate people there are counties with less than five people per square mile within a 20 minute drive of Lincoln as well.

I also could be wrong on the nothing interesting within 500 miles claim. If you head a couple hours West on I80 you run into this across the freeway near Kearney

It is interesting in a what the hell is this doing here kind of way.

01/01/2018 - 3:07pm Maybe the offense

Maybe the offense will not hand off on 3rd and 15 next time

01/01/2018 - 1:21pm Is it half time yet?

This is like watching paint dry

01/01/2018 - 1:13pm Most boring bowl game

I think we are in the running for this years title

12/08/2017 - 7:08pm It’s not their money

The president of MSU takes home 750k per year. The school pays for the millions in lawyers including those that defend her if necessary. If it drags out for a few more years the president and others can sit back and collect their checks. Once the heat gets too high they can retire and leave the mess to the next person.

12/03/2017 - 9:18pm I don’t get it

Is the holiday bowl worse than the outback bowl? Outside of the playoff and Rose, Orange, sugar and fiesta why care? I get that the bowl is a nice experience for the team but it does not matter. It’s basically an exhibition.

Outback or holiday bowl champion does not really change my view of the seasons success. If your some second rate team I guess the random bowl is a big deal. For the big time programs it really is irrelevant in my opinion

12/03/2017 - 11:50am It is working fine

The three teams that are in deserve to get in. OSU or Alabama both are justified to not get in. Alabama could have not lost to the one good team they played all year (play a 9th conference game instead of a November cupcake) and OSU could have not got their butt kick by Iowa. It is not a travesty if either team is left out.

12/01/2017 - 6:21pm It’s 2017

So it would not surprise me if the next development involves Fulmer going down to some type of scandal involving past inappropriate behavior

12/01/2017 - 11:04am We have a new gold standard

In coaching search disasters. Is there another example that is even close?

11/26/2017 - 8:12pm Schiano

I took a glance at 11 warriors board. Apparently Ohio State looked at all aspects of Schiano’s connection to the PSU scandal and they proved there was nothing to it. Also, Tennessee fans are idiots for not wanting a great coach who will soon land the head job at a top school.

11/21/2017 - 4:39pm Not a fan of this plan

I can see always making sure he has 4 years left on his deal to limit negative recruiting but lifetime would seem to create unnecessary risk. Why increase the cost if you have to move on beyond the industry standard?

I believe Harbaugh will succeed here for many years to come. Nothing is guaranteed though and many well thought of people have gone off the rails for reasons that were completely unexpected. It’s the same reason it’s generally a bad idea to build statues of people while they are still alive

11/20/2017 - 9:32pm No

The big ten is a significant part of who we are as Michigan. As noted in other post the connections between the schools go beyond athletics. There is a shared history and cultural connection between the schools that has value in addition to the non academic connections.

The main thing wrong of late is that the leaders of the universities did not value this culture enough and let in Maryland and Rutgers who are not a fit.

The big ten is a great conference made up of some the finest public universities in the world. The midwestern nature of the member institutions also made the conference unique. I have always been proud to be a member of the conference. Now if people could just leave well enough alone and quit trying to add members. It’s a great conference. Leave it the heck alone (and kick out Rutgers and Maryland)

11/14/2017 - 2:59pm Is this linking the wrong article?

This story seems to say a lawyer talked to someone who says there is some sort of verbal agreement that the SEC won’t get in the way of Florida considering Chip Kelly. Seems like there is a ways to go before this is a done deal.

11/11/2017 - 5:46pm Zero points

It can’t be that bad

11/07/2017 - 11:46am Not that I have noticed

I have had it up to 90 or so and it was smooth.  When towing the trailer at up to 80 it did great.  

11/07/2017 - 11:34am 2017 Colorado

I am really happy with my Chevy Colorado.  It fit my rather specific needs.  Tow a 4,000 pound camping trailer (it has a 7,000 capacity), decent off road capability and comfortably seat a family of four (kids are small).  The lower cost and more reasonable size compared to a full size truck is nice.  It also is surprisingly fast (0 to 60 in 6.1) and fun to drive.  The computer does a good job towing in the mountains relative to shifting to maintain consistent speeds which was a nice surprise the first time I took it up there.

The ZR1 package has a decent amount of features but it does seem like Chevy is a bit behind Ford on offering the latest technology in their top trim packages.  Specifically things like adaptive cruise, lane assist, park assist, etc are not offered. My last car was 10 years old so I would have liked to have all the newest tech in a new truck. 

Ford is bringing back the Ranger so the mid-size market is going to get more crowded in coming years.  It will be interesting to see if the added competition leads to more innovation and updates in the market.  As an example,  the Tacoma has always been a strong player in this segment but it really seemed like it needed an update when I checked out the 2017 model.

10/29/2017 - 2:16pm What the hell are you trying to say here?

You seem to be upset about something for some reason but this essay fails to convey what and why. Maybe try some basic structure next time.

10/24/2017 - 9:09pm Or the life of almost every fan

More than 95 percent of fans are not going to see a championship in any given year. That’s what makes winning one so great. It’s really about how bad not winning hurts each year. Last year hurt bad as that was a team that had a shot.

This year it wont hurt that bad. Even with a lot of luck this team did not have the potential to win it all. A loss to OSU this year, even a close one, is just not going to suck as bad as that loss did last year

10/24/2017 - 1:14pm Limited on USC

But the bit on the boosters wanting to hire Jeff Fisher was entertaining

10/21/2017 - 9:53pm Way better

This team is just way better than we are.

10/14/2017 - 1:46pm Most boring

Michigan team since.........?

10/07/2017 - 10:59pm Harbaugh gives up

Won't change QB, won't try to call anything different, draw play on critical 3rd down. Complete bullshit.

10/07/2017 - 8:59pm Complete shit show

Team is not good. Receivers suck. Line sucks. Play calling sucks

09/26/2017 - 4:44pm Competition

I think the primary federal concern is probably that you have Adidas committing illegal acts as part of a competitive strategy to build their brand in basketball.  Of course it is likely that Nike and others are up to the same but that should not matter.  If we did not at least try to police this type of behavior you end up with a free for all with businesses committing all kinds of illegal behavior in order to compete.

09/23/2017 - 6:15pm Abandon all hope

You will feel better

09/23/2017 - 6:14pm Seems like

The only option left

09/23/2017 - 2:04pm Didn't

That team make the western conference finals?

09/18/2017 - 11:59am ND

The correct order of hate is 1 - OSU, 2 - MSU, 3 - ND.  There is your answer

07/15/2017 - 9:34am The Rock

For some reason this came to mind when I read the title of the post

03/08/2017 - 5:19pm Depends on how they stopped

You are assuming it slowly slid to a halt.  Once the gear hit the grass it could have stopped very quickly.  30mph to 0 mph in 5 seconds is no big deal.  If it happened in 1 second it would be like a car crash. The comment that people were banged up implies some amount of force was exerted on the passengers.