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12/09/2018 - 10:21pm You’ve been a member for…

You’ve been a member for like 5 minutes and you’re commenting like a troll. Not too much of a stretch. 

12/09/2018 - 4:14pm So, you want JH to make the…

So, you want JH to make the catches? This part of your comment is bad and you should feel bad about it. 

12/06/2018 - 3:29pm Not quite as fervently, but…

Not quite as fervently, but that’s because you can’t find the games on TV.  If I could, I’d watch them all.

12/06/2018 - 3:25pm Second vote for Weldworks -…

Second vote for Weldworks - they make some really nice IPAs

11/25/2018 - 7:09pm ^^^^^ This. So much this. 

^^^^^ This. So much this. 

11/24/2018 - 5:07pm Maybe...

Maybe you should…

Maybe...

Maybe you should take an internet break for a moment. 10-2 (or 3) isn’t great, but it’s a far cry from the RichRod/Hoke seasons. Are we where we want to be? No, but we’re a hell of a lot closer than we were. 

11/24/2018 - 12:06pm Incredibly Sad...

Maggie…

Incredibly Sad...

Maggie was the cog that kept the wheels turning for the MMB.  Couldn’t believe it when I heard the news this morning.  As an MMB alum, it feels like part of the MMB itself passed this morning  

 

05/13/2018 - 12:47am Seconded...

And the new cherry chocolate doesn’t suck either...

05/12/2018 - 7:27pm Boss Tweed

IMO one of the best IPAs available in the country right now.

12/01/2013 - 2:01am I don't post much...

But I love the site Brian!  Try not to let the idiots get you down...

11/30/2013 - 9:05pm It wasn't execution when the game was on the line

Check the film on the 2pt. conv.  3 recievers on 5 DBs.  That is not putting your kids in position to succeed.  If they had converted, it would have been in spite of Borges, not because of him.  And that is why he needs to go. 

11/30/2013 - 9:01pm I was ok with him staying...

Until the 2 point attempt.  How on earth do you run the same formation out there after they call timeout to see what we're going to do?  He's just got to go. 

09/02/2013 - 11:26pm Not...

If you've got Tthe skilz...

08/26/2013 - 11:14pm I was there as well...

Junior in HS at the time.  Soaking wet, and just happy to be there!  I actually thought what I was wearing was waterproof...lol

08/20/2013 - 9:28pm I'm not sure

Whether to cringe from TMI, or ask for more info...

 

06/09/2013 - 12:53pm amazingribs.com

I second the suggestions to head over to www.amazingribs.com.  If you're a fan of Alton Brown, you'll be a fan of this site.

I also have a performer and love it.  There are some suggested mods on amazingribs that can help you add smoker fuctionality to your performer (or any weber kettle for that matter) that may make more financial sense than purchasing another piece of equipment...

04/27/2013 - 10:47am I have

A Mac Book Pro retina display from this past fall. It is by far the best computer I have ever owned. Light, powerful and reliable. The only downside is the hard drive size, but the ssd drive is so fast I actually don't mind handing to carry an external.

You get what you pay for. Apples stuff is more expensive because they test the shit out of their hardware configurations to make sure it works correctly. After using windows for 15+ years I switched and il never go back. Besides, if you ever want to use windows, just get parallels or something like that. Best of both worlds.

04/01/2013 - 11:41pm I'm with you.

I may be the only one.  And I am really embarrased for this board right now. 

04/01/2013 - 11:38pm The problem

Is what people are finding funny.  Just because I think that you shouldn't laugh at other people's misforture/mistreatment doesn't make me a jerk.  And, laughing at racist/sexist jokes might just be wrong!

04/01/2013 - 11:27pm The problem...

isn't the medium with which you're voicing that opinion.  The problem is that you have that opinion at all.

04/01/2013 - 4:28pm Ummm...

Some of us don't have jobs that allow us to post a ton.  I usually only post when I can offer useful info on a topic, or when someone is posting something offensive.  Like the other poster said, you may just consider this a harmless joke, but it's not.  My wife volunteers for Safehouse here in A2.  You would not believe the things that happen to women here.  And this is an educated, low crime area!  Sorry if my response is strong, but you hit a nerve.  As a man, I'm tired of seeing other men make disparaging jokes about women.  So please don't. 

And I usually do enjoy your posts.  Just becuase I don't post a lot, doesn't mean I don't check the site...obsessively. 

04/01/2013 - 4:01pm You're usually a good poster...

Don't be a douche. 

04/01/2013 - 3:58pm Did you read the article?

Or just think, "Forbes said it, it must be true!"

03/20/2013 - 12:52pm Kid Prez is awesome!

You need to watch some of his vids...

03/20/2013 - 12:16pm No Politics

kthxbai.

02/20/2013 - 9:51am I'm not sure...

I'm not sure the whole "wall street" thing is good thow out right now if your intention is to look smart. Are all the sub primes belong to you??

02/16/2013 - 6:50pm That sucks...

Do the surgery, follow the doctor's instructions.  If they tell you not to walk on it, then don't.  Do the PT, do your exercises at home. 

Shower the morning before surgery, because you may not be able to for a few weeks after.  (that really sucked...)

As soon as you can after surgery, get Vitamin E gel caps.  Pop (as in break open) one a day and smear it all over your incision.  My doc couldn't believe how fast my incision healed and how good it looked.  Oh, and if you don't want a scar (minimize it anyway), keep the incision out of the sun as long as you can. 

You're going to build up scar tissue from inactivity, so when there's a terrible ripping noise in PT after the surgery, don't freak. 

Don't rush the PT after the fact or you'll get tendonitis and back to crutches you go. 

Hopefully your tear won't be as bad as mine was, I was on crutches for like a year.  :(  Anyway, there's a summary of my ACL tear experience.  Good luck!

02/14/2013 - 10:25am /s, right?

Maybe my sacasometer is off today. If no sarcasm:
A. Enjoy staying single or
B. i feel sorry for your significant other.

Edit: First double!! WooHoo!

02/14/2013 - 10:24am /s, right?

Maybe my sacasometer is off today. If no sarcasm:
A. Enjoy staying single or
B. i feel sorry for you significant other.

02/13/2013 - 10:06am I can't get over...

The body language and the apparent attitude of the team during last night's game.  I understand that we're young and building a toughness is going to take some time, but there appears to be no leadership from any of the players.  That is really concerning me and making me feel like we may be lucky to make the round of 32.

The other huge concern is the lack of a third offensive option when shots aren't falling and teams are shutting down the pick and roll.  If those two things get taken away from us we do not seem to have a thrid option.  To me, that is coaching.

02/12/2013 - 11:06pm Agree.

CJ Lee leaves, team lacks leadship and nose dives.  Zack Novak/Stu Douglas leave...  This slow start on the road thing is no longer a fluke. 

02/12/2013 - 11:01pm Umm..

Who's job is it to have the team ready to play?  Whose job is it to have contingencies in case the team has difficulties?  These losses are on B. 

01/27/2013 - 11:08am You're not

The only one who had that thought...

12/26/2012 - 12:57am Hang in there

My family will be thinking of yours.  I too am dreading the day our pets get sick...

08/24/2012 - 10:01am Your posts suggest

That you're ready to just believe what DB has said. I actually happen to know Prof. Haithcock personally and have family members in nthe band now. I could find out their side but then its just someone reporting their side of the story. All I'm saying to you is this is a complex situation that can't just be changed without serious planning. It sounds like there was a miscommnication somewhere and DB is misinformed or isn't clear on the specifics. It's unfortunate that he chose to speaks publicly about this instead of keeping it in house. You should be savvy enough to know that maybe there's more to this situation than DB spews to the papers.

08/24/2012 - 9:53am Well...

I do agree with your first two paragraphs, but you're pretty uniformed about what happens in band week if you think it can just be skipped or moved. About 350 students make arrangements to come back to a2 early, they have tryouts for the people to be in the group, they learn or relearn all the marching techniques, set the first performance block and learn the first show. So yes, you can't really just skip it. They are talented and dedicated, but (as a former member) they would not look or sound the way they do without band week.

08/24/2012 - 2:10am Remember:

Everything you read on the Internet is true.

Also:
Athletic directors never say whatever they have to to look good.

08/24/2012 - 2:01am Don't...

Don't be a douche. He's trying ( with correct info) to explain the logistics of moving 300 people plus instruments.

04/24/2012 - 4:32pm The whole band never goes away

The whole ban never goes away. Doesn't matter if it's MSU or the bowl trip...

03/31/2012 - 11:03pm Don't be an ass.

1. They do pay fees already.  Not that much but they do pay some fees.

 

2.  Don't be an ass.

02/06/2012 - 10:53pm Not sure if serious...

UM - top 3 theatre school in the country

Dance - top - 16 in the country I believe.

Summary - when you're going into a field in which it is insanely hard to get a paying job, your school makes a big difference.

01/18/2012 - 10:57am Who was the...

Who was the sideline reporter last night?

 

EDIT:  my bad...missed the name above...

12/31/2011 - 1:55am Eligibility for

Grant aid or federal student loans has nothing to do with the NCAA. IT's completely subject to government limitations based on cost of attendance, expected family contribution, and other scholarships the student receives. A student can't receive grant aid if their athletic scholarship covers the entire cost of attendance.

12/31/2011 - 1:47am No

State or federal grant aid has nothing whatsoer to do with athletic scholarships. A walk-on could very well qualify for grant aid depending on their economic background. Of course, people who are able to walk on and pay their own way usually have no money issues, and probably wouldn't qualify for grants in the first place, but it is possible.

12/31/2011 - 1:42am For public schools athletes....

A public school student who isn't on athletic scholarship is treated just like any other student. Their economic background may or may not be checked depending on the info they submit on their FASFA. Any grant aid they are eligible for they will receive as long as they apply on time. Those rules are set by the government for public institutions, and are constrained by the "cost of attendance" that each school sets. A basic fin aid equation is:

Expected family contribution + grant aid(if eligible) + student loans (if needed) = Cost of attendance (institution set)

For scholarship athletes:

Athletic Scholarship + grant aid(if eligible) + student loans (if needed) = Cost of attendance (institution set)

FYI, for all public schools, an athlete's cost of attendance is different than a non athlete.

AFA Private schools go, the rules for Pell or other government grants are the same. They do have more flexibility in how they use their funds for scholarships, etc .

12/21/2011 - 12:40am 2 very different points of view

Your point is that there's lots of money sitting out there that ends up in the pockets of coaches and admins, so why not give some to the students?  My point is there are 50k students at UM and an incredibly small minority should not be given even more benefits then they already receive just because our current market values certain sports as it does.  This point has been discussed ad naseum on the board before.  We are looking at this problem from completely different points of view.  You are considering them employees of a sort, and I am considering them as part of the student body.  We cannot provide this benefit to the vast majority of students, therefore no students should get the benefit. 

I do agree that there is too much money going to the coaches and admins.  I don't have a good answer as to the best way to combat that issue, but my view of the football team as students of the university keeps me from saying, just pay them. 

What we need to be considering is the athletes from extremely poor backgrounds who are really in need of more support than their normal athletic scholarships provide.  I do think there could be some solution to support those athletes more, but then financial aid officers would need to be involoved in the process and it gets complicated. 

12/20/2011 - 3:17pm Well...

If you don't like that the coaches and administrators are getting more money, why don't we put a salary cap on them instead of giving student athletes (who are already compensated) more money?  If you don't like where the money is going I'm sure there are other places it could go that would be beneficial.  IMHO, giving student athletes an additional benefit is not the way to deal with this situation.

12/20/2011 - 12:28pm ^^^ This.

Thank you!  Let's all please remember that no one makes these kids do this.  They do get compensated for their time and effort, and in more than just a degree.  Contacts, the cache that comes with having played football at a major university, etc.  I had scholarships for my undergrad at UM and still came out with 40k in debt.  And I would have killed to eat at the training table, let alone have extra academic support!

11/22/2011 - 9:30am Sorry to Threadjack...

Sorry to threadjack, but I obv don't have enough points to post this and I think it's a big deal. 

WTKA had a former fball letterman on this morning with Sam Webb.  Didn't catch who it was, but apparently DB is no longer setting aside tickets for former players.  They have to purchase season tickets if they want to come to games.  He even indicated that they were also expected to pay the seat license to even be able to buy tickets.  And if that's not enough for you, he insinuated that former players won't be allowed on the sidelines without sizeable donations going forward. 

 

Sorry if this has already been posted, but if not, could someone start a thread about this?  Not all the former letterman have the finances to buy tickets or make donations to be on the sidelines.  They deserve better than this.

 

/get off my lawn

11/22/2011 - 9:23am **

I give this post two *.