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04/20/2018 - 10:08am Hmm

I feel like I’ve been to that pr sensation before in exchange for a “free” vacation.

04/06/2018 - 1:10pm Great news for Mo!

 

03/03/2018 - 12:38pm My point is I could go

My point is I could go through and get ten points, just like you did, countering you’re narrative, by cherrypicking studies. Part of intelligently and reiably sourcing information is getting an accurate representation of what it is actually saying, even if it doesn’t agree agree with your point.

And again, the source offers no support for the claim the original poster made, that guns save more lives than they take.

03/02/2018 - 8:12pm "Violence prevention

"Violence prevention programs, legislative reforms, and declines in firearm availability may contribute to decreased firearm violence (Dowd and Sege, 2012). Some studies identify an association between increased firearm legislation (including firearm purchase background checks) (Sumner et al., 2008) and lower rates of fatal firearm violence (Fleegler et al., 2013), while other studies have not found this correlation (Hahn et al., 2005)." (pp. 35)

 

K. I'll read further, but it took me ten seconds to find a point that counters your narrative, which you failed to bring up in your nice little run-down above. Part of reliably sourcing material is representing it properly, not cherry-picking random studies that support your beliefs.

Also, nowhere that you cited supports the original, unsourced claim that "guns save more lives each year than they take."

I'm not in this to get into a gun debate. I'm in this to get into a "do your research before spouting off claims" debate. We ALL could stand to be more informed.

03/02/2018 - 3:10pm No, don't you get it? Saying

No, don't you get it? Saying they exist is sufficient. You should just take him at his word.

 

Don't be an idiot and think critically about sources! 

03/02/2018 - 2:11pm I would love to read those

I would love to read those studies, do you have links?

02/27/2018 - 6:06pm This simultaneously sparks an

This simultaneously sparks an existential crisis and is incredibly freeing.

02/21/2018 - 3:17pm IMNAL, but I'm wondering if

IMNAL, but I'm wondering if they're doing this in the hopes that they are unable to hire counsel. This could make them withdraw their statements in exchange for the lawsuit being dropped.

It probably never makes it to court.

02/14/2018 - 10:33pm Well...

It would have died if he just chuckled and said, “haha that kinda looks like me.” But when dude got super defensive, he was the one who made it a big thing.

I can both laugh at the joke AND like this hire.

02/13/2018 - 12:42am Oh boy

You missed some fun earlier. This years OT season is gonna be... interesting.

02/08/2018 - 1:23pm Ugh.

This is such a tired line of thinking. I really can't even read the comments anymore with all the HOT TAKES. I've been here since the Haloscan days (different account at that time) and this place is just becoming an echo chamber for the lowest common denominator of the fanbase (and trolls).

Am I happy with where this offense was? No. Is Harbaugh happy with where this offense was? Hell no. Do you think you're more upset than he is? Get over yourself.

To assume you know more, after watching, what, 13 games, than Harbaugh does after interacting with them on a daily basis for years plus and watching them coach dozens of practices (for Drevno, hundreds), is ridiculous.

It is it possible that there was more going on than "hurr hurr Drevno and Pep are awful?"

No, because that wouldn't fit your narrative.

01/26/2018 - 4:20pm Keep posting. More

Keep posting. More opportunities to downvote.

01/10/2018 - 1:33pm (No subject)

12/08/2017 - 11:03am Hmmm

Want to hear from the other 11 lawyers to confirm.

11/17/2017 - 2:17pm (No subject)

10/05/2017 - 12:54pm Florida State has a similar

Florida State has a similar set-up. It was weird when, on my first day of Grad School, I had to go to the Financial Aid office. I asked someone, and they told me to go to the stadium. I was so confused. The administrative offices are literally centered around football.

12/31/2016 - 11:23am I mean, Dymonte ran down

I mean, Dymonte ran down Dalvin Cook. We need more speed, especially at LB, but the defense is not entirely devoid of it.

12/08/2016 - 11:36am I will not get my hopes up. I

I will not get my hopes up. I will not get my hopes up. I will not get my hopes up.

Ahhh fuck it. Let's go, Najee!!!

10/26/2016 - 1:37pm That's really one of the

That's really one of the under appreciated aspects of blowing out every team. The young guys taking over next year will already have almost a quarter season worth of snaps before they even become starters.

10/22/2016 - 6:48pm 10-5. That might be the best

10-5. That might be the best final score all season. Aside from 78-0.

10/20/2016 - 2:30am Can confirm. Tallahassee

Can confirm. Tallahassee sucks.

09/03/2016 - 12:12am Oh god we made it.

Oh god we made it.

08/13/2016 - 6:59pm Apparently was tricked by a

Apparently was tricked by a troll in the app who doesn't show up here. I'll take my licks.

08/13/2016 - 3:06pm Your mom must have been bad

Your mom must have been bad at parenting. How do you teach your kid it's ok to speak badly of people they don't know and have never met?

07/12/2016 - 3:24pm Love when you show up in the

Love when you show up in the comments. Always nice to get your direct take on things.

07/09/2016 - 2:02pm MGoBlog is an escape from all

MGoBlog is an escape from all that shit going on in the world. We're all aware that we're in a point of transition in our country. We get it everywhere we turn. TV, radio, conversations, Facebook, Twitter, even fucking snapchat. MGoBlog is a place where we can go to NOT think about how fucked everything is. If you wanna talk about that stuff, go to CNN, Fox, or whatever echo chamber you want. I'm going to be here, arguing about whether Serena Williams is GOAT for a few minutes before I'm inundated with depressing, horrifying news for the rest of my day. I get where you're coming from, but I think sanctuaries are few and far between, and I couldn't be more grateful that Brian maintains MGoBlog as one.

06/28/2016 - 10:26pm Currently planning a trip

Currently planning a trip from SF to LA along the PCT. Anyone in the Bay Area interested in joining?

05/11/2016 - 7:55pm I didn't go there, but they

I didn't go there, but they have a pretty highly regarded Sport Psychology program. Dan Gould is one of the brightest minds in the field. Had a talk with him at one of our conferences. He's brilliant, despite being a Spartan.

04/13/2016 - 1:10am Additionally, affect can mean

Additionally, affect can mean outward expression of emotions, as in "his affect was very positive/negative"

04/05/2016 - 2:00am Just have a camp stop in

Just have a camp stop in Columbus. Problem solved.

03/21/2016 - 3:58pm I read it as each person has

I read it as each person has one horse, and he is saying he did his part. Now the rest of us have to "hold up" our ends.

02/25/2016 - 10:56am Good song choice.

We bust some Buckeyes, yeah they fucked for life.

Plus SEC tryna see me, their weak games I rip

Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio, some mark-ass bitches.

We keep coming while we running for your crystal ball

Steady running, keep on comin after all a y'all.

02/24/2016 - 12:09pm Bacon addressed this. Fixed

Bacon addressed this. Fixed in later editions. It was an issue with the editor, I believe, using an earlier iteration with more typos.

02/19/2016 - 1:01pm Bowls are ok because their

Bowls are ok because their kids get to stay home for de facto home games. Duh.

02/16/2016 - 2:48pm Let's try this again...

Your point was uninformed and lazy, not you. It was not a personal attack, but I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit (see that? That was a personal attack. Consider it even after the "prik" comment (it's spelled "P-R-I-C-K", by the way)).

You said "The whole psychology of sports piece you did sounds a little wierd and makes you think about influencing the future decisions of impressionable minds. It seems calculated and with one goal in mind.  Sign here." That is absolutely a negative comment on my field, and assumes our professional interest lies in the good of someone other than the athlete. The first tenet of our work is the athlete comes first.

I'm well aware this is a sports blog. I've been coming to MGoBlog since 2006. What makes this place great is the wide range of areas of knowledge from contributors. Everyone brings something different. I was trying to share some knowledge that I posess that some might find interesting. I couldn't care less if you don't find it interesting. Move along. 

Your "quite a few psychology courses in undergrad" make you no more informed than watching "a few fotball games" make me equipped to discuss football with a real coach. But I guess we're all armchair quarterbacks, so it makes sense that you place yourself in a position of knowledge, when you have absolutely none. The internet makes us all geniuses.

I don't care if you care about my profession/job/studies. I do care that you're trashing an entire field based on your ignorant notion of it. Wouldn't you expect someone from literally ANY field to defend their field when someone makes false assumptions and attempts to spread misinformation about the work they do. 

Since you obviously didn't do the research I suggested, let me inform you, so that maybe you can stop spreading your bullshit "knowledge" any further. Sport psychologists (also known as mental skills coaches, performance coaches, etc, are more than just a "shrink." They actually refer out to a licensed psychotherapist for real issues, unless they have their clinical degree. They have an ethical obligation to not "tinker with a kids brain." Our focus is on performance.

Instead, they teach them skills such as goal setting, leadership, stress management, visualization and imagery, grit, mental toughness, motivation, overcoming adversity, relaxation, mindfullness, communication, teambuilding and cohesion, overcoming injuries, and countless other topics.  Which, as I said, is why I preferred working with kids. We also train cognitive processes of sport (how to better learn, recall, and utilize information). Things that they can use in academia, sports, music, art, business, and anywhere else they have to perform.

I was calling your response ignorant and lazy, but after reading your rebuttal, I may have given you too much credit. I feel bad that your kids have a parent that is willing to make decisions that could impact them in life based on ill-formed ideas based on contrived "knowledge." Please teach them to do some research before jumping to conclusions and talking about something they know nothing about.

02/15/2016 - 7:24pm Uninformed and lazy

First, I don't believe IMG Academy is for the athletes at all. I'm not naive. It's obviously a business venture, and they don't deny it. But they do give their athletes the best chance at success, which is why they can claim the 90% figure. We all know how unreliable rankings can be, but they are able to get the most out of the athletes that attend there. That point cannot be denied.

Secondly, your ignorant and ridiculous criticism of my field is uninformed and lazy. How about you try to learn about something (to wit, a growing field of academic study) before you claim that it is "calculated with one goal in mind." Sport psychology works with athletes of all levels (I preferred the work with kids, where they can apply the skills outside of the sport domain) and is focused on improving performance, and has a total focus on the athlete and team.

Sport psychologists work with fields ranging from sports, dance, academia, military, police, business, and any other field that requires "performance." How about you read something, anything, about it before talking about it. For example, even reading Wikipedia (we all know how thorough that is) gives you a better idea of what we do than whatever misinformation you can concoct. APA (yes, the American Psychological Association) explains further.

For those interested, here is another article about the Seahawks, who have been working with a Sport Psychologist for years.

02/15/2016 - 3:17pm I visited here as part of my

I visited IMG as part of my Sport Psych grad program. It's very difficult to get in the doors, as it's a well-protected gated community. But we got to spend a weekend there, see what they do, explore, and take it all in.

They have an in-depth sport psychology/mental skills training program that everyone participates in once a week, at least. It's really unheard of at that level, and a great opportunity to expose athletes to the benefits of a mental skills training program. They even have a vision training protocol that the kids do, as well as professional players from all different sports (I scored above an MLB pitcher but significantly below an NFL QB.

We also got a chance to view the academic side. It is true that it's a training facility with a school attached. Classes are after a full day of training, conditioning, and practice. Their life, while there, is sports. That's why they charge so much, and why people pay it. They give you the best chance you can get to become an elite athlete.

Their facilities are unmatched. They have a Gatorade Sport Science Institute, where they perform cutting edge research in sport and exercise. Their weight rooms are incredible, and their tennis courts/golf course/sports fields are professional quality. The quality of instruction is so good that daily they have some of the world's best athletes coming in to train. MLB, NFL, NBA players, not to mention the golf and tennis. When I was there 3 of the world's top 25 tennis players were there practicing. 

During the visit, one of the mental skills coaches told me that something like 90% of attendees get D1 scholarship offers, or go pro right out of school (where they can do so, in sports like golf and tennis). Granted, there is a bit of a selection bias from their recruiting. But it's the paying students that keep the lights on there. There are enough of those, especially in tennis and golf, to keep it running. And the 90% success rate includes them.

 

01/27/2016 - 11:22pm Thing is, in Ann Arbor, it's

Thing is, in Ann Arbor, it's NOT criminal. That's what decriminalized means. No more than parking illegally, which is the level it's on as a citation. Archaic rules need to keep up with the times.

01/26/2016 - 12:23pm I've been caught off guard

I've been caught off guard with it before, gave them a funny look, and shouted "Go Blue" back at them when I realize what they said. When someone shouts at you in public, your first response isn't usually "I must be wearing a Michigan shirt."

01/13/2016 - 9:23pm Who pissed in your Wheaties

Who pissed in your Wheaties this morning? It's definitely relevant that all early enrollees, in fact, enrolled. I have a feeling you're not going to be around long. And you won't be missed.

01/06/2016 - 11:59pm That's correct.

That's correct.

01/06/2016 - 11:52pm Coaches. Hook one kid, get 4

Coaches. Hook one kid, get 4 years. Hook a coach, start a pipeline.

01/05/2016 - 10:31pm Subtraction by addition. One

Subtraction by addition. One division is UM, Minny, MSU, OSU, Wiscy, Purdue, Indy, Illinois, and Iowa. Put in NW in place of some team if you like. I've been championing for this since the addition of Maryland and Rutgers. Just makes too much sense. Conferences get so big they effectively shrink.

01/01/2016 - 10:32pm Good hire. He was one of my

Good hire. He was one of my top choices to take over for Durkin.

12/30/2015 - 4:46pm Did Shane Morris have sex

Did Shane Morris have sex with your mom or girlfriend? That's the only thing that can explain the pure vitriol you're spewing towards a kid who has given more to the University and football program than you ever have or will.

12/28/2015 - 8:53pm Listen to the first season of

Listen to the first season of Serial, a true story podcast going into a similar case. Started listening to it on the commute home and couldn't shut it off.

12/19/2015 - 4:25pm I feel like it should be

I feel like it should be reserved for rivalry games, otherwise it it becomes overdone. But I do like it for USC-UCLA, BYU-Utah, etc.

12/17/2015 - 11:05pm Don't underestimate FAMU and

Don't underestimate FAMU and TCC. Elite institutions of higher learning.

12/17/2015 - 12:09am It's one of Kluneberg's

It's one of Kluneberg's greatest works of art.

 

12/15/2015 - 2:54am Can confirm. The further

Can confirm. The further north you get, the more southern it is.