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07/17/2018 - 12:55pm My car's name is Hot Taco

My car's name is Hot Taco

07/16/2018 - 7:13pm The point is that the…

The point is that the education is not the compensation that a lot of the athletes are actually looking for. 

For one, an intensely rigorous education is less valuable to a person who has way less time to spend on academics because they are playing a sport.

For two, the academic requirements for D1 athletes is lower than the average student. There are therefore going to be many athletes that don't have the necessary knowledge base to succeed in that kind of academic situation. So for many, the education is inherently way less valuable. 

07/16/2018 - 12:53pm Hockey is a niche sport. 

Hockey is a niche sport. 

07/13/2018 - 11:39am BANG!!!

BANG!!!

07/12/2018 - 11:26am If he's 85% of Kyle Korver…

If he's 85% of Kyle Korver he'd be one of the greatest 3-point shooters in NBA history. He'll make an NBA team if he's even half that productive.

07/11/2018 - 9:57pm Can someone point me to a…

Can someone point me to a political post since Brian wrote that front page article?

This seems like a hilariously weak straw man argument...

07/11/2018 - 9:53pm If that post was political…

If that post was political to the OP, then I don’t know what to say. Talk about a straw man

07/11/2018 - 9:32pm Did I miss something? What…

Did I miss something? What prompted this post?

07/11/2018 - 4:48pm Croatia!!!!!!! Here's to…

Croatia!!!!!!! Here's to hoping they can knock off France.

07/10/2018 - 11:42am Brazil may be overrated, but…

Brazil may be overrated, but they're still better than England or Croatia

07/09/2018 - 4:41pm Argentina may not truly be…

Argentina may not truly be the 5th best team in the world (as they are in Fifa rankings), but Group D was by no means a weak group.

I spoke too strongly in saying that England has only ugly wins. They've beat who is in front of them (except for Belgium). I just think that Croatia (even though they're gassed) is much better than anyone else they've faced so far.

07/09/2018 - 4:23pm I'd just rather watch…

I'd just rather watch exciting plays. In a world cup filled with amazing goals, it's annoying that the likely winner of the golden boot hasn't had any amazing goals. 

07/09/2018 - 1:20pm I'd much rather watch Brazil…

I'd much rather watch Brazil, flopping and all.

07/09/2018 - 1:19pm True. Croatia looked great…

True. Croatia looked great in the group stages, whereas England barely eeked out a win against Tunisia and then shut down their best player(s) against Belgium. Now, Croatia seems to be sputtering to the semifinal, whereas England hasn't really been tested yet.

07/09/2018 - 1:01pm Hope: Belgium vs. Croatia…

Hope: Belgium vs. Croatia with Belgium winning

Prediction: France vs. Croatia with France winning

England's run reminds me of Michigan's run to the championship game this year. They've played relatively weak competition and had a lot of ugly victories. Major difference is that, unlike Michigan, England is not fun to watch and I don't like them.

07/08/2018 - 3:52pm I spent some time compiling…

I spent some time compiling old UFRs into an excel sheet, but I didn’t know how to write a script that could do it for me and it was mind numbingly tedious.

07/08/2018 - 3:50pm Don’t tell me what to do!

Don’t tell me what to do!

06/29/2018 - 9:22am I really don’t understand…

I really don’t understand your argument. It sounds basically like “both sides are the same,” which is an obnoxiously wrong one, but it is also mixed with “neither side matters,” which is equally off-base.

I will obviously agree that more sides has the potential to add more nuance to the political arena, but we have what we have right now, and it’s important to fight to make the best of it.

06/29/2018 - 9:10am Probably because he isn’t an…

Probably because he isn’t an avid reader of this blog and/or didn’t contact Brian asking if he could be interviewed...

06/29/2018 - 9:07am Ah the ole “both sides are…

Ah the ole “both sides are the same” argument. Classic

06/29/2018 - 8:32am If this podcast represents …

If this podcast represents “screaming stupidity” to you, I shudder to think what you believe constitutes intelligence

06/29/2018 - 8:27am Whoops, to finish the first…

Whoops, to finish the first paragraph that...having that, it shows that we aren’t too divided and that there are good people on both sides.

06/29/2018 - 8:26am I don’t understand your last…

I don’t understand your last sentence. Having political discussions on a Michigan blog where we all respect each other on a basic level because of our shared interest and love of Michigan sports and the University of Michigan.

Refusing to allow political discussions on this blog is a tacit admission that we are too divided to have overcome that.

06/27/2018 - 4:00pm you're missing out. the…

you're missing out. the quality of play, goals, and upsets is way better in this cup so far than in the previous couple, at least imo.

06/26/2018 - 7:38pm Not all opinions were made…

Not all opinions were made equally.

06/26/2018 - 12:58pm Greg is human perfection…

Greg is human perfection. Find a new slant.

06/25/2018 - 8:01pm "I’ve visited several…

"I’ve visited several schools, and Michigan will be where I’ll be playing football for the next three to four years of my life."

I like his optimism. If a diminutive slot ninja makes it to the NFL after 3 years, you know he's had a hell of a college career...

06/25/2018 - 7:48pm Hopefully Moe can provide…

Hopefully Moe can provide more of an outside shooting threat than Brook Lopez. Lopez didn't attempt any 3's his first 4 seasons in the NBA, and now he's still a slightly-below-average shooter at 34%.

Lopez had a very down year, so the need and opportunity for Moe will certainly be there. Will be interesting to watch whether or not his defense is decent enough to keep him on the court.

06/21/2018 - 10:21pm Ball, BI, Paul George,…

Ball, BI, Paul George, Lebron, Brooke Lopez, and Mo off the bench.

06/21/2018 - 10:15pm Wow Chauncey with the very…

Wow Chauncey with the very good comparison. Mahmet Okur would be a very good trajectory for Mo

06/21/2018 - 10:14pm Yesssss!!!!!! Mo to my…

Yesssss!!!!!! Mo to my Lakerssssss

06/21/2018 - 10:13pm Fuck yes

Fuck yes

06/21/2018 - 8:45pm Bridges to the Hornets on a…

Bridges to the Hornets on a very weird trade. That’s not a situation that is gonna set him up for success

06/21/2018 - 7:08pm In Russia, summer doesn't…

In Russia, summer doesn't blow. You blow summer.

06/21/2018 - 5:40pm Travel-wise, I'll be heading…

Travel-wise, I'll be heading across the country to the Jersey Shore for my best friend's wedding next weekend, and I have a long weekend planned in Vegas in a couple of months. I do want to head back to Tijuana and Ensenada to recreate Anthony Bordain's Baja episode. 

Otherwise, I'll be getting out my kayak as much as possible. It's leopard shark season around here, so I'm hoping for a nice day to ride along the shore to see them. 

06/21/2018 - 5:27pm Got my first MVP today! Wham…

Got my first MVP today! Wham bam thank you maam!

06/21/2018 - 2:06pm Kona is my favorite brewery…

Kona is my favorite brewery. That’s a glaring omission, IMO.

06/20/2018 - 5:30pm Are you going to actively…

Are you going to actively deny that you are the reincarnation of Maizen? Really?

06/14/2018 - 1:53pm The problem with that…

The problem with that approach is that Detroit used to have a much larger population, but then people fled to the suburbs. So the small population of the city proper relative of the metro area is a very important reason why Detroit is the worst city to live (for the average resident). 

The same probably applies to various degrees to many other cities on the list. 

A place like Columbus didn’t have that problem as much, so it has nicer developments on the outskirts of the city proper.   

06/14/2018 - 12:21am That’s not actually what he…

That’s not actually what he’s saying. He’s saying that the population of Detroit and St. Louis proper is a smaller proportion of the total metro population than areas like Columbus.

This does not imply that Columbus has urban and suburban aspects to it. It just means that the population of the city proper makes up a larger chunk of the total metro population. 

06/14/2018 - 12:06am That’s what I did. Don’t do…

That’s what I did. Don’t do this 

06/13/2018 - 6:12pm The point is that the living…

The point is that the living conditions of the suburbs of any city have very little to do with the living conditions of the actual city itself.

As I said, suburbs are largely interchangeable. Comparing the suburbs of Metro Detroit with the suburbs of St. Louis is a mostly pointless exercise. 

Urban cities, on the other hand, have a ton of variation in the living conditions of their residents.

06/13/2018 - 5:52pm Yep. Now that NHL/NBA…

Yep. Now that NHL/NBA playoffs are over, I will be cancelling Vue until football season. 

06/13/2018 - 4:53pm I don’t think the list is…

I don’t think the list is skewed, it just isn’t showing what you are looking for.

Suburbs, for the most part, are largely interchangeable, and definitely do not belong on a list of “worst places to live.”

This list is more to point out what places have the worst conditions, etc. 

06/13/2018 - 4:36pm I think the list is fine, it…

I think the list is fine, it’s just misleadingly titled.

These are not the worst places to live, but rather the worst places to live for the average resident already living there.

06/13/2018 - 4:27pm If you drive a couple miles…

If you drive a couple miles outside of downtown Detroit in any direction (excluding into the river), you will see that this is still very on point. And that is where the majority of Detroiters live, so...

06/13/2018 - 3:54pm As with any city, the…

As with any city, the livability for an individual depends on their income.

For me, living in Detroit (Midtown area for 1 year and downtown for 1 year) was great. I spent 99% of my time downtown or near the WSU medical campus, where most of the new development has taken place.

Living in Detroit for the average resident, however, is an entirely different experience. I don’t doubt that Detroit is the worst city in America for many people. Obviously, this discredits many of the amazing aspects of Detroit culture for even the poorest residents. But as a city, in terms of its infrastructure for the average resident, it doesn’t sound too far off.

06/13/2018 - 10:35am The issue is that the mobile…

The issue is that the mobile website is not as easy to use on a phone as an actual app. The app takes all this fancy stuff and distills it into the bare essentials, which makes it way easier to navigate.

06/13/2018 - 10:33am The new site is responsive…

The new site is responsive on mobile, but I don't think it is "optimized" for mobile in any meaningful usage of the word.

06/12/2018 - 1:24pm This has been happening to…

This has been happening to me intermittently (mostly on desktop, although fine right now) ever since the transition.