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  1. MichiganCardinal

    2018 Michigan Football

    I chose Stanford Psych over Michigan LSA does that make me part of the problem?
  2. MichiganCardinal

    2018 Michigan Football

    Officials shouldn't be letting that play go when the QB is wrapped up like that - D needs to finish sure, but if a second guy had come and lowered his shoulder into Ramsey we would have been flagged in a heartbeat.
  3. MichiganCardinal

    2018 Michigan Football

    Ohio State is not a good team. Beggars can't be choosers, but it sure would be nice to win comfortably in Columbus for the first time since Y2K.
  4. MichiganCardinal

    Potential Democratic Candidates for 2020

    I think the 2020 election for Dems is a tricky one, and unless they have learned from their mistake, can be easily lost. I'm reminded of John Oliver's piece when Trump first became president, urging everyone to remember that "this is not normal". I feel like a lot of people, especially moderate Rs, have fallen into exactly that, a sense of normalcy with Trump's rhetoric, and that the people who may have stayed home will have no problem voting for him in 2020 as, "I guess this is the R party". This was mentioned earlier in this thread, so I know I'm not new to this thought. That's certainly beatable, as can be seen by the midterm results, but at the same time it's not a slam dunk. If the Dems go up with a 2020 version of Hillary, they will lose - possibly even worse than they lost in 2016. If they can find a 2020 version of Bernie, or a national version of Beto (of which I don't think is Bernie or is Beto), I think they'll pick up Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, lose close in Florida, lose by a fair amount in Ohio, and pick up the same states they picked up in 2016 (maybe with the addition of Arizona) for a narrow win. I don't think this ideal candidate is extremely public or obvious yet - it's not a Biden or Warren. I could see a Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, or Tammy Duckworth filling this role, or someone who is completely off the radar at the moment.
  5. MichiganCardinal

    The Marijuana Issue.

    I would agree with this. I think employers were already trending downwards with regards to testing - in that generally speaking, they started realizing no one cares, and it doesn't matter, so long as workplace performance doesn't suffer. I've had three jobs in the past that have required drug screening. One was my first job at a grocery store that had you take a saliva test (the kind that you'd pretty much have to be high at that moment to fail), and never again. Which was comical because I had coworkers who would literally show up in the clouds. One was with a nonprofit, where I was occasionally required to drive kids - they had me take one before I was hired, and had the policy of randomly testing, but hadn't had an agency wide test in years. They'd test you in a heart beat if they thought you were impaired on the job, and required it if you were involved in any workplace accident of any severity. The last was driving a school bus, which was subject to strict DOT requirements - pre-hire, any form of leave or injury, and randomly through the year. Always thought I'd be pulled to test (I would have passed without a problem), but I was never called in my two-plus years there. Truly random testing - some people pulled every time, some not once in their ten year career. I think generally we will see the trend continue towards that second job. Give them a reason and they'll test, but otherwise what you do on your time is your business. Jobs like DOT and government will remain strict as strict gets.
  6. MichiganCardinal

    2018 college football thread

    I've always thought an eight-team playoff where #1-4 are the conference champs of the B1G, SEC, PAC12, and ACC (Big 12 folding or completely restructuring), #5 and #6 are at-large wildcards from those four conferences, and #7 and #8 are the two top mid-major schools, with most conferences going to 16 members at that time, is the best possible scenario given the drive for more money. Play every team in your division every year, and every team in the other division once every four years, plus three non-conference games. ACC Atlantic - Clemson, Boston College, Syracuse, NC State, Florida State, Wake Forest, Louisville, Notre Dame ACC Coastal - Pitt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Duke, Miami, Central Florida, South Florida B1G East - Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers, Purdue B1G West - Wisconsin, Northwestern, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Kansas PAC 12 North - Stanford, Cal, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah PAC 12 South - USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State SEC East - Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, West Virginia SEC West - Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Baylor SOL - Iowa State and Kansas State tl;dr would be none of this matters because of the collaboration it would require. But this has really been a good way to avoid studying so thanks for the space. 🙃
  7. MichiganCardinal

    2018 college football thread

    I think it's more likely they add two than subtract any. All about the money.
  8. MichiganCardinal

    2018 Michigan Football

    I'm not sure I would put Clemson on the same level as Alabama this year. Alabama seems to be a once in a generation team, but I'm not sure Clemson has proven their worth. I think they're a top-five team, but when your best win is either a close call against Syracuse or a blowout against NC State, with another close call against what is now a 5-4 Texas A&M, I'm not sure how they'll fare against a Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia, or Oklahoma. We'll probably find out though come January. They could very well prove me wrong.
  9. MichiganCardinal

    2018 Michigan Football

    I had this issue when the stream was working - I found something on Reddit now, so I'm live again. Team is looking good.
  10. MichiganCardinal

    2018 Michigan Football

    Anyone watching on Watch ESPN have an insanely terrible feed? It cuts in and out at will, and I've missed both scores.
  11. MichiganCardinal

    2018 college football thread

    It will be interesting to see where this goes. Durkin's career is effectively over, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him take this to the next level and sue Maryland for the remainder of his contract. He wouldn't have had an argument 48 hours ago, but now - who knows.
  12. MichiganCardinal

    2018 college football thread

    It was a PR disaster. I'm sure the students had something to do with it, but I'm sure that state legislatures and executives, multiple university officials, national news headlines, donors, alumni, and so on also had to do with it. Good thing we added Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten for their superior academics, ethics, and competitiveness, right? 😏
  13. MichiganCardinal

    2018 college football thread

    And just over 24 hours later... http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25137549/maryland-terrapins-coach-dj-durkin-fired-wake-probe
  14. MichiganCardinal

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Some damn impressive journalism if it all comes out.
  15. MichiganCardinal

    Cory Booker Accused of Sexual Assault by Gay Man

    This is fair - I appreciate it.