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12/11/2017 - 11:03pm I really do not care for the

I really do not care for the "didn't want to compete" narrative. Whenever someone says something like that I wonder if they've ever competed for a job. I don't mean in a vague sense like "I had to get good grades in school," and I don't mean for something low stakes like whether you made the varsity team in high school. I wonder if you've ever had the experience of being one of two people fighting for one spot, where failure means you have to reconsider your career. If you have had that experience, then reflect on what that was like.

09/22/2017 - 11:04pm I'm sure you're joking, but I

I'm sure you're joking, but to give you a sense of what it actually costs I usually spend between $50 and $60 (including food and tip) per football Saturday at the Michigan bar I go to in Manhattan.

05/09/2017 - 9:18am I've dropped over 20 pounds

I've dropped over 20 pounds since January without meaning to. I didn't need to lose any weight.

Started counting calories to figure out why and turns out was only eating around 1200 calories a day. I don't understand why I wasn't hungry.

I did the same thing for a year in undergrad and my parents got very concerned about my health.

05/08/2017 - 4:23pm Which is worse: (1) people

Which is worse: (1) people falsely believe Michigan lost out on a recruit, or (2) people falsely believe there's something wrong with this kid?

I think 2 is worse. Maybe you should take it easy speculating about his ability/ character.

05/02/2017 - 4:26pm Would we even have division I

Would we even have division I men's lacrosse without John Paul? Maybe this is best for the program moving forward, but celebrating this feels wrong to me.

04/11/2017 - 11:15am This is more a question than

This is more a question than anything, because I don't know how college hockey coaching searches typically go (you know, never having experienced one). If this was football, I'd be pretty confident in our ability to swoop in and poach someone from a smaller school. Michigan has so many advantages over small schools (money, facilities, playing in a P5 conference, etc.) that it makes sense to come to Michigan.

Does that apply to hockey as well, though? I don't think that resources are as lopsided. This is a sport where small, otherwise no-name schools can and do compete at the highest level. Does it make sense to leave the program you've built for Michigan when you can win just fine where you already are?

02/14/2017 - 5:03pm What kind of discussion do

What kind of discussion do you imagine this post generating? Can't take a position on this one way or the other without involving politics. It's inherently political.

01/31/2017 - 11:00am The question wasn't whether

The question wasn't whether Flint or Dearborn doom you to a life in poverty. The question was whether it's the same degree as Ann Arbor. Whether it holds the same value.

01/23/2017 - 12:12pm 4 / 12 is over 30%

4 / 12 is over 30%

01/23/2017 - 10:54am I think the rule is you can't

I think the rule is you can't have competed in more than 30% of the regular season.

01/23/2017 - 10:44am Even if that is true, it's

Even if that is true, it's still a different inquiry from the Davis case, isn't it? I think people are confused about Clark because of Davis, when the two aren't the same. 

01/23/2017 - 10:39am Sure. But note you're saying

Sure. But note you're saying that he wasn't injured. The issue for Clark wasn't whether he was injured, it was when. Completely different question.

01/23/2017 - 10:35am The issue with Davis was

The issue with Davis was whether you can have a medical hardship and yet participate on the scout team.

The issue for Clark was when in the season the injury occurred.

Completely unrelated.

01/23/2017 - 10:30am Because his injury happened

Because his injury happened too late in the season for him to qualify.

01/16/2017 - 4:56pm I like Speight, he did better

I like Speight, he did better than I expected this season.

He gets a ton of criticism I don't think he deserves.

01/12/2017 - 5:22pm You thought that this season?

You thought that this season?

01/05/2017 - 4:30pm New coaches get a recruiting

New coaches get a recruiting bump, and Georgia seems like it'd be a cool place to play football.

12/27/2016 - 8:41pm Mgoblog isn't frequented

Mgoblog isn't frequented exclusively by virtuous warrior poets. There are a ton of RCMB level posters here.

12/21/2016 - 3:57pm I hope this one stays up

I hope this one stays up despite being posted later because the first one comes across a bit celebratory to me.

12/13/2016 - 11:51pm Yessss. Look into getting a

Yessss. Look into getting a glass rod too. 

12/09/2016 - 12:44pm I don't know how this works-

I don't know how this works- does prep school cost a year of eligibility?

11/26/2016 - 5:09pm There's really no pressure to

There's really no pressure to fix it. It's not like people are going to stop visiting over it.

11/17/2016 - 12:24am He's been banned 10

He's been banned 10 years......he was before my time, but as much WH style highlight videos as I've seen and having read his super guide multiple times, I can't help but wince when November 17th comes around every year. I can't believe it's been 10 years. I remember where I was when I heard. Being dropped off from 5th grade at home. Didn't truly understand what we lost that day, but I figured it out pretty quickly seeing the mourning that took place all over the internet. His impact and legacy is still felt at mgoblog. There will never be another WD.

11/16/2016 - 6:27pm Waters Demos

Waters Demos

10/26/2016 - 3:34am I'm a Michigan alum, and I

I'm a Michigan alum, and I generally agree with most of what he said. I disagree with many of your answers.

I'm getting frustrated with people assuming their views represent Michigan fan/alum orthodoxy and anyone who disagrees is a troll.

10/19/2016 - 5:08pm In response to more than one

In response to more than one comment up-thread:

Presumably, the revenue that NFL teams bring in is partly due to brand goodwill as well. Which might be why the article above used the 47% standard from the NFL's collective bargaining agreement. Obviously this won't be exact given the huge differences between the NFL and the NCAA, but it's a workable enough heuristic in place of employing an army of accountants to figure out precise figures.

10/19/2016 - 5:04pm Note: the comment you

Note: the comment you responded to didn't put forth an argument about whether players ought to be paid. It put forth an argument about valuation.

10/19/2016 - 4:42pm I think we're getting star

I think we're getting star happy. Might be experiencing star dilution. I get that our "stars" would be unquestioned stars on other teams, but the star system becomes unhelpful as a means to evaluate stand-outs if they're all starred.

For example, what happens if we played a loaded offense? It would be a team of stars v. a team of stars, which would defeat the purpose of stars altogether.

Stars.

10/03/2016 - 2:23pm He said "drop," not commit.

He said "drop," not commit. As always, I will assume the least exciting thing so I don't have a chance at getting disappointed. He's announcing he's going to Arby's for lunch today.

10/03/2016 - 1:44pm Would you say you trust him

Would you say you trust him to do the things a cornerback should be doing? Maybe we could come up with a title for a player like that.

Like trusted player. Or trusted football guy. Ah, shoot- none of those quite sound right.

10/03/2016 - 12:48pm I demand greater Stribling

I demand greater Stribling recognition in the KFaTAotW Standings. What does the man have to do!?

09/21/2016 - 2:56pm Just gotta execute . . .

Just gotta execute . . .

09/19/2016 - 1:15pm I am a Michigan fan who

I am a Michigan fan who graduated from Michigan.

What's with your complex that anything not according to the party line must be attacked?

09/19/2016 - 1:12pm Here, I'll post again so you

Here, I'll post again so you can double up. He hasn't coached since the 80's, I wish we'd stop talking about him so much.

09/19/2016 - 1:08pm Fun fact: an MSU grad was on

Fun fact: an MSU grad was on the short list to replace Rehnquist.

09/19/2016 - 12:07pm "We should honor his

"We should honor his wishes."

Bo is dead, I don't care about his outdated wishes.

09/13/2016 - 1:21am 1. This is hilarious
2. I

1. This is hilarious

2. I might not think so if I had a kid getting run over like that- that kind of physical mismatch probably isn't safe

3. Reminds me of Penn State trying to tackle Pitt

09/12/2016 - 1:51pm I'm not sure how to read you.

I'm not sure how to read you. Is this faux combativeness because an us-vs-them mindset is fun for you, or do you genuinely think we shouldn't accommodate opposing fans?

09/12/2016 - 1:36pm I don't understand how this

I don't understand how this looks bad for Oklahoma. Playing a football against them doesn't mean you have to be petty and difficult to deal with. It's a pep rally that won't affect the game, and they're just being hospitable hosts.

09/10/2016 - 9:25am Using nicknames for players

Using nicknames for players weirds me out. It's overly familiar.

09/06/2016 - 1:31pm US News & World Report. To be

US News & World Report. To be fair, I would have downvoted that one too. Or at least rolled my eyes really hard.

09/06/2016 - 12:38pm Nope. LS&A class of 2014.

Nope. LS&A class of 2014.

09/06/2016 - 12:30pm Because I don't think it's a

Because I don't think it's a very good ranking, I'm skeptical of the utility of college rankings to begin with, I don't like how often we (as a fan base) bring up academics when talking about football, and it's kinda lame to post this ranking over and over again when there's a more widely accepted ranking that doesn't list us as high (it feels like cherry picking)

09/06/2016 - 12:20pm Hi! I would (and did)

Hi! I would (and did) downvote this. I downvote these ranking every time I see them posted.

Feel free to downvote me back.

02/06/2016 - 5:30pm I don't understand why people

I don't understand why people do JD/MBAs. The people in my school's JD/MBA program have enjoyed pretty good law firm placement, but so have the regular old JDs. No idea what value the MBA adds to the JD.

The JD adds even less value to the MBA, I'd bet.

11/30/2015 - 8:45pm I don't know, I watched a lot

I don't know, I watched a lot of track and field at like 2 in the morning when I was in undergrad. 

11/24/2015 - 12:26pm "Dont just guess . Dont say

"Dont just guess . Dont say what you want to  happen "

11/24/2015 - 12:23pm OSU wins by 10
 

OSU wins by 10

 

10/08/2015 - 9:13pm I'm not an economist so I

I'm not an economist so I don't have very sophisticated views on this. I don't think it's such a foreign or controversial idea that sometimes what's most economically efficient isn't always what's best from a moral perspective, though.  That's not emotional mish mash. Minimum wage might be an example of what I mean.

10/08/2015 - 8:39pm It only always comes down to

It only always comes down to economics if you accept that the market price is automatically where the price ought to be.