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10/06/2015 - 11:11am Leaders eat last. Haven't you

Leaders eat last. Haven't you heard?

07/31/2015 - 3:34pm Read what I wrote again.  We

Read what I wrote again.  We are saying the same thing.

03/12/2015 - 11:52am In Today's Market

Michigan's stock is rising!

12/31/2014 - 9:50am Renewed yesterday.  
Was

Renewed yesterday.  

Was going to anyways, but I like the symbolic nature of doing it on Harbaugh Day.

12/30/2014 - 10:57am Wow.

I seriously wouldn't have cared if we had paid him $10M/year.  Jim is already exceeding expectations.

Yesterday, I was trying to explain to my stupid friend in the office why he would take the job for less than the universe.  Non-Michigan people just can't seem to understand.

12/29/2014 - 3:49pm "This was never about money"

"But no matter what everyone said about U-M having to "sweeten the pot and outbid," etc. - they didn't. This was never about money."

I never really cared if it were.  But this would certainly add some icing to the enormous cake.

12/29/2014 - 3:34pm Was just about to say the

Was just about to say the same thing.  

I was actually excited to see the headline.  That is a nice change.

12/19/2014 - 11:51am Harbaugh.

MGoBlog. Before too long...

12/19/2014 - 10:02am Eek

There were a lot of guys in the Chamber.  None of them were doing anything inappropriate.  

Enhance your calm John Spartan.

Merry Christmas :)

11/20/2014 - 2:59pm This popped up on my Google

This popped up on my Google News feed.  I love that Denard is getting the love that he deserves...

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/59842/stat-of-the-week-denard-robinson-among-leagues-best

10/03/2014 - 2:00pm Hoke was worth $4M/yr at

Hoke was worth $4M/yr at least during his first year, when we all watched our team win the Sugar Bowl, and enjoyed the subsequent rise in our recruiting rankings.

At the end of that year, I assume that M fandom was at a relative peak. I certainly felt reinvigorated. "Hoke Springs Eternal". Sound familiar?

This was my only point. It seems as though the article excerpts can be summarized as follows:

10/03/2014 - 1:50pm Not by the time he was hired.

Not by the time he was hired.  By the time he was hired, he was the hope of the Maize & Blue, the fearless leader of the Wolverines, the head football coach of an internationally reknowned university. You pay him as such.

Regents don't get paid a salary.  But for a moment, let's assume they each get paid $1M. Brian seeks to become a regency with no prior experience, and no idea of what a regent does. But, if he were to be elected.  He would suddenly make $1M. It doesn't matter that he is an unproven blogger. You just pay him what he should be paid in line with the title/responsibilities that he has undertaken.

10/03/2014 - 1:46pm I didn't read the entire

I didn't read the entire article.  I read the excerpts provided in the OP.  And those excerpts imply that Michigan is stupid for overpaying for an unproven MAC coach. And most of this board seems to pile on to that sentiment.

It might have been stupid to hire an unproven MAC coach.  This is difficult to dispute (only in hindsight mind you). BUT! We still had to pay him commensurate with market.

I also don't dispute that the market is insane.  The HTTV2014 article explained that extremely well, and I encourage all to pick it up. BUT! That is the market. It is something that everybody controls and yet simultaneously can't control. We paid what we HAD to in light of the market at the time. We may have bought a bad apple, but the cost of the apple was set by all the other apples.

Also, we didn't know it was bad until we chewed on it for a couple years.  Whatcha gonna do.

10/03/2014 - 1:30pm This is stupid

No matter how much he made at his previous school, we would have looked like complete assholes if we had not paid a competative salary.

It's the same in any business.  When the economy sucked, we had people offering to come work for us at a 50% pay reduction.  Even if we brought a guy on though, we still paid him full salary.  You just can't undercut a person like that in any business.

We would have been a complete joke.

09/26/2014 - 3:54pm Godwin's Law

I had never heard of Godwin's Law before this article.  It might be the most brilliant thing I have ever heard.

Mind. Blown.

09/24/2014 - 7:08pm That is way sadder than a

That is way sadder than a football record.  Best wishes to the Carr family.

09/24/2014 - 3:37pm Depression; Much hurt
Timer

Depression; Much hurt

Timer expired last night

Why no Hermoine?

09/24/2014 - 2:29pm I am a lawyer, let's see if I

I am a lawyer, let's see if I can help you out.

Just about every state in the country has their own code of conduct, or rules of professional conduct, etc. Those that don't have adopted the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  

If every attorney in this country has to abide by these rules, then by your logic, no attorney would ever lie, exaggerate, misrepresent, etc. facts.  This should obviously raise a red-flag with pretty much everybody reading that sentence.

Here is the truth: Attorneys shouldn't lie, exaggerate, misrepresent, etc. facts. But then this would conflict with their duty to "zealously advocate on behalf of their clients" under those same rules.  See how it gets tricky?

Bottom line: don't believe anything a lawyer says to the public. They are just advocating on behalf of their client.  And "facts" are easy to argue over.  She said "$7M!!!" "No I didn't." Who is lying? We will never know.

Also, disbarrment is only for the most egregious violations of the rules.  There are several other wrist-slaps that BARs can take long before they revoke your license to practice law. One such popular example is to publish your name to the public so they can see how bad you are.  Have you EVER seen that publication? Neither has anyone else.

09/24/2014 - 2:09pm Just to be clear...
 
You

Just to be clear...

 

You think that a huge-name attorney became a huge-name attorney by NOT exaggerating facts and/or making them up?

09/21/2014 - 1:54pm Bravo

Despite the current state of the program, I still can't wait to get my kids to campus for a game.  I've probably got another 1-2 years.  So maybe, god willing, things will be a little easier on dad by then.

 

Go Blue!

09/16/2014 - 11:24am Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Ironically, West Virgnia and Kentucky are only as miserable as they are because they are being grouped with Ohio.

 

Figure that one out.

09/05/2014 - 4:33pm Very good article.
 
Thanks

Very good article.

 

Thanks for posting.

09/04/2014 - 10:02am 57% pick Michigan State over

57% pick Michigan State over Ohio.  That's pretty amusing.

08/29/2014 - 11:39am The boy is 2 years old now.

The boy is 2 years old now.  Human sacrifice is part of life.  It's time he learned that.

06/24/2014 - 11:14am Only for their superior

Only for their superior engineering program.  

06/21/2014 - 12:18am Deteriorating the quality of

Deteriorating the quality of the board.  One post at a time.

Clap.     Clap.     Clap.

01/30/2014 - 1:36pm I was just about to post the

I was just about to post the same thing.  The point here is that the University has released ALL THAT THEY ARE PERMITTED TO RELEASE.

People should stop harping on the fact that the University refuses to break the law to try to enhance its credibility.  Won't happen.  Shoudn't happen.

01/29/2014 - 12:50pm Excellent Timeline!  Thanks

Excellent Timeline!  Thanks for the info.

Like most, I want to believe that the University is still living up to our (my?) high standards of ethics.  This definitely helps.

01/14/2014 - 1:36pm Is there some sort of ad

Is there some sort of ad revenue for clicks that I'm unaware of?  

Brian, could you just make the check out to "EpicHoke"?  One word.

Thanks.

10/17/2013 - 8:37am she's not disinterested

she is currently a professor at Stanford.

08/28/2013 - 11:51am Ironic that somebody above

Ironic that somebody above mentioned that the other ten plays on the SC10 were the Clowney hit.  At the end of the youtube video, Clowney's hit is recommended as a follow-up video.  Sigh.

08/20/2013 - 9:36pm Please

don't call him BH anymore.

Regards.

04/09/2013 - 10:45am Go Blue!

Great year gentlemen.  Thanks for everything.

HAIL!

04/09/2013 - 10:42am  
I am apparently late to

 

I am apparently late to this thread, but I just want to say THHAANNKK YYOOUU.

Seriously, fuck these refs.

They missed/screwed up so many calls the whole game.  In the first half, it seemed like it was directed at both teams, but in the end we got the shit end of it all.

Losing a good game is one thing, but losing a complete officiating debacle is another thing entirely.  Unfortunately, we made our mistakes too.

 

02/20/2013 - 5:51pm Test

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02/20/2013 - 5:45pm am I working

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02/20/2013 - 5:43pm 2nd test

?

02/20/2013 - 5:42pm test

from galaxy s3

02/11/2013 - 10:12am  
We should also get rid of

 

We should also get rid of all fouls when there is less than 2 minutes remaining in the game.  Teams just use them as an offensive tool in the hopes of winning games. 

 

/s

 

Any rule of the game becomes a tool that players/coaches use to their advantage.  The nice thing about the charge is that it isn't that easy to pull off.  It's a gamble.

02/07/2013 - 10:26am  
Dude, Women's Quidditch

 

Dude, Women's Quidditch doesn't exist.

It's a COED sport.

02/06/2013 - 11:54am CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Congrats to the coaching staff on another great recruiting class.  And congrats to each of the recruits.  We all look very forward to seeing you in your new colors.

GO BLUE!

02/06/2013 - 11:03am  
I want to hear it from the

 

I want to hear it from the Wolverine's mouth.

02/06/2013 - 11:00am  
Cite?  I don't see it on

 

Cite?  I don't see it on MGoBlue

02/05/2013 - 11:03pm 20 seconds - tied

Take a fadeaway 3-pointer.

02/05/2013 - 1:17pm Punch?

 

NO

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/04/gif-did-glenn-robinson-iii-punch-jordy-hulls-no/

02/02/2013 - 11:11pm It's hard to be too mad about

It's hard to be too mad about this.  Indiana played out of their minds.  I thought we played very well overall, but damn.  Indiana was crazy tonight.

Tough schedule ahead.  Go Blue!!!

01/07/2013 - 9:15pm Is Brent implying that

Is Brent implying that Michigan did better than ND is doing?

01/07/2013 - 9:06pm How is it possible that AJ

How is it possible that AJ McCarron is dating miss Alabama?  Did his agent set that up?  Or is she just living off AJs salary?

01/07/2013 - 9:02pm Musburger sounds like he is

Musburger sounds like he is really pulling for ND.  Either that, or he has received substantial campaign contributions from some instant replay lobbying group.

01/07/2013 - 8:53pm I think these refs are

I think these refs are anti-Michigan.  If they keep making calls like this, we are gonna have to listen to both these fan bases for the next decade.