Behold the Wolverine's Comments

Posted Saturday January 11, 2014, About: James Franklin's contract tied to $31 million facility
Gotta disagree. TN is not a jurisdiction I'm licensed in, but did go to Vandy law school. The contract could be structured with a 3rd party beneficiary, such as the contractor on the building. More likely, tho, if this clause DOES actually exist, it would put Franklin on the hook for the pro rata payment of the amount remaining (the release of liability would work similar to a land contract). Vandy benefits from knowing it means Franklin would have had to really improve the program (and likely spent more than 1-2 years) and thus the money isn't being "wasted", while Franklin knows the school is willing to give him the facilities he needs to succeed. It's actually a brilliant concept by both parties; if the coach bolts toward the end of the contract everybody wins...program is succeeding, coach is winning, remainder of buyout not so bad on a dollar-basis for poaching school.

Why would Vandy care if Franklin declares bankruptcy? Besides, if he knows he's getting a few million per year at the next gig, the Bankruptcy Trustee will know that too. What other debts will he have that the new salary won't cover? So the facility contractor collects 50%+ from Franklin and Vandy steps up for the rest? Still good for Vandy.
Posted Tuesday September 10, 2013, About: Michigan QB showcasing NFL skills
ACC field crew (Big 10 replay crew). Not a good welcoming committee for the Domers.
Posted Tuesday September 10, 2013, About: Michigan QB showcasing NFL skills
Gracias. Would love to claim that point, and associated Thread #, were done as a tribute to Mr. Harmon, but that would be pushing it (and wrong position for this thread).
Posted Tuesday September 10, 2013, About: Michigan QB showcasing NFL skills
That's not necessarily a function of the QB's ability as it is play-calling and coaching attitude. Bo and Mo were old, old school (i.e., 3 things happen when you throw, and 2 of them are bad). Lloyd open until he got the the NC in 97 and then noticeably became more conservative. Goal tended to be if we lose, we lose in the trenches, and not because of sacks/INTs. There's a reason all those guys got drafted, going back to Harbaugh.
Posted Tuesday September 10, 2013, About: Michigan QB showcasing NFL skills
Only one also has a national championship ring.
Posted Sunday September 08, 2013, About: Brady Hoke: I'd start Devin Gardner over Johnny Manziel
"Ah yes, the mighty Michigan Wolverines who were pwned a few years ago by that dynastic powerhouse, Appalachian State. So Michigan finally scheduled a rematch after giving themselves 7 years to rebuild. Courageous group."

That's right. Because it is totally realistic to expect that the Number 1 team in terms of victories over the entire history of college football won't have slipped. Guess you've never been married, champ...
Posted Saturday September 07, 2013, About: Brady Hoke: I'd start Devin Gardner over Johnny Manziel
But apparently not a rivalry.

ND sucks. Enjoy the victories against MSU, Purdue, and Navy. You might catch UofM in a century or so...
Posted Saturday September 07, 2013, About: Brady Hoke: I'd start Devin Gardner over Johnny Manziel
Yes, there were 2 problems with that idiotic comment...
Posted Saturday September 07, 2013, About: Brady Hoke: I'd start Devin Gardner over Johnny Manziel
I think you left out the "h" in "winer". And Manziel isn't the Heisman winner; he's last year's Heisman winner. Before all the negative publicity in the off-season, before the NCAA non-investigation, before getting pulled for taunting against Rice (really, you feel you need to taunt cereal grain?).

All you Hoke-bashers, just how SHOULD he have answered? Michigan's mantra has been "The Team, The Team, The Team" since the 1960s. Wolverines have a huge game tonight, and this answer reinforces the team theme, instills more confidence in the quarterback, and takes a backhanded slap at the icon of another ranked program. Had Johnny Football just spanked Bama a 2nd time that would be different, but for less than a half against Rice? Sounds like the perfect response to me.
Posted Monday September 02, 2013, About: Kelly underestimating Michigan rivalry?
Maybe for your age. Michigan is the oldest of those rivalries. 8% longer than the MSU rivalry, for those keeping track of such things. While many may argue that length isn't the most important thing to consider, it does have value. As does the breadth of coverage, which a more national program like UofM brings.

This is about trying to gain on the all-time victory list, and jettisoning the stronger Big 10 team to give the Domers a better shot at a full return to national glory.
Posted Monday September 02, 2013, About: Kelly underestimating Michigan rivalry?
Then this may be as well. Can you name the school with the most wins of all time? How about the second most wins?

Every time they face off they have the chance for a 2-game swing. Domers don't like the way that has worked out for them, and so they concoct stories about their other rivalries, even though UM is easily as important as their others.
Posted Sunday February 17, 2013, About: Penn State's Jerry Sandusky scandal costs at $27M and counting
Absolutely not. And a critical reading of my comments would verify that, on both points. I suspect that PSU will pay 100s of millions.

But my momma did teach me to respect my elders, regardless of their literacy levels.

You win. Cuz logic doesn't seem to be able to.
Posted Sunday February 17, 2013, About: Penn State's Jerry Sandusky scandal costs at $27M and counting
Looking for sympathy?

Penn State hasn't lost anything in court, civil or criminal, and at this point in time they don't have to pay anything to anybody that Sandusky took advantage of.

Your grasp of the facts is frightening. I'll get off your lawn now...
Posted Sunday February 17, 2013, About: Penn State's Jerry Sandusky scandal costs at $27M and counting
Then don't you think it is a bit silly to be commenting on a thread that is solely about Penn State's finances? There are plenty of columns and blogs dealing with the ethical and social aspects of this atrocity.

Are you really just an oldtimer who doesn't understand how this works, or are you a troll trying to turn every single mention of Penn State into a discussion of the administration's shortcomings (pun NOT intended)? I don't know anybody outside of Penn State's lawyers or people named Paterno who aren't outraged by what happened. We get it. Seriously. These comments are supposed to be in response to the article, which is ONLY discussing the financial aspects.

Didn't momma teach you it is rude to change the subject? Rant over. Peace out.
Posted Sunday February 17, 2013, About: Penn State's Jerry Sandusky scandal costs at $27M and counting
I know that Penn State receives State subsidies, and has some reporting obligations as a public university. I know that as part of that they are required to provide updates as to costs associated with what the financial reporting world terms "extraordinary" events. I know that if I was a student or parent or donor associated with the university I'd want updates so I could decide whether or not to pull a kid from PSU and transfer to a place where tuition wasn't likely to increase to cover these costs.

I know that as horrible as Sandusky's actions, and the inactions of certain university personnel, were that the Trustees have an ongoing obligation to the university and it's students, and that includes updates on the finances of the university.

Maybe you knew that too, but by your comments it appears unlikely.

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