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  1. UNDfaninMICH

    How do you pronounce NCAA?

    I always felt that N-C-Double-A was for oldsters.
  2. UNDfaninMICH

    2018 Season

    While I hear you about the offense, I’d have much more concern if all 3 those guys were still playing football somewhere. Two weren’t lost to other football teams, right?
  3. UNDfaninMICH

    2018 UND Recruiting

    Huh?
  4. UNDfaninMICH

    What do you think of the logo now??

    The vomit or the shirt?
  5. UNDfaninMICH

    2018 UND Recruiting

    Yeah, well he’s going to play for a team that has a hostile and abusive nickname. So there.
  6. UNDfaninMICH

    2017 Season

    From Wikipedia: "The libero is a player specialized in defensive skills: the libero must wear a contrasting jersey color from his or her teammates and cannot block or attack the ball when it is entirely above net height. When the ball is not in play, the libero can replace any back-row player, without prior notice to the officials.
  7. UNDfaninMICH

    Former Players

    An update on Kenny Golladay with the Lions. http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2017/07/after_tough_first_practice_ken.html "A third-round pick out of Northern Illinois, Golladay comes in with the expected rawness of a midmajor athlete who's transferred schools."
  8. UNDfaninMICH

    Here comes the Merchandise

    Also, where did you find it for sale?
  9. UNDfaninMICH

    Defensive 2 Deep Guesses

    His rows might end up straighter, and he'd probably think clearly enough to realize that there is no need in this world for rutabagas.
  10. UNDfaninMICH

    Defensive 2 Deep Guesses

    It stands to reason that more teens will use marijuana if it is legal. Some of the stigma is removed, it seems like it's safe, and it may be more available. I think what many of us struggle with is the fact that alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. In 2010 there were nearly 100,000 emergency room visits by people ages 12-20 for a primarily alcohol-related diagnosis. I do understand that prohibition was a failure, but I have no doubt that if alcohol was made illegal and therefore harder to obtain, that number would drop, too.
  11. UNDfaninMICH

    Defensive 2 Deep Guesses

    If it were legal, I don't think you'd see people secluding themselves or hanging out with their "pot crew" only. I suspect that even though recreational use remains illegal in ND and most other states, using marijuana is not as socially isolating as you are making it out to be. Remember when we were 14, and the kids who drank or smoked cigarettes were on the fringes, judged by most of us to be making poor decisions? Those kids hung out with their "alcohol crew", devoting substantial resources to obtaining alcohol. As we got older, more and more people started drinking underage and it became something acceptable within more and more social circles. I think the same is happening with weed. Not because as teens get older it becomes more acceptable, but just because it has become more acceptable in general. I think we need to be concerned about this player's arrest, particularly if my thought that marijuana use is not so socially isolating, because that may mean plenty of other players are using it and are at risk for being arrested as well. In the 2014 NCAA survey of athletes, 23.5% of football players reported using marijuana within the previous 12 months. They have data showing that D-III athletes were the most likely to have used overall, but that's not broken down by sport. http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/Substance Use Final Report_FINAL.pdf I found this article rather enlightening: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2486218-banned-but-bountiful-marijuana-coveted-by-nfl-players-as-invaluable-painkiller Here's an excerpt: "It's at least 60 percent now," Anderson said. "That's bare minimum. That's because players today don't believe in the stigma that older people associate with smoking it. To the younger guys in the league now, smoking weed is a normal thing, like having a beer. Plus, they know that smoking it helps them with the concussions." That's from an interview with Jamal Anderson, formerly of the Falcons, discussing marijuana use in the NFL. *edited because I screwed up the number of months in the NCAA usage study.
  12. UNDfaninMICH

    Defensive 2 Deep Guesses

    I agree with you, however until and if the law changes in North Dakota, people who possess it are going to be charged with crimes. Even if I don't agree with the law, I think there needs to be a hard and fast rule for student athletes, that criminal activity gets you suspended, at a minimum.
  13. UNDfaninMICH

    Defensive 2 Deep Guesses

    Color added, you say? I had to look at his Twitter page to see what state that is.
  14. UNDfaninMICH

    The Nickel Trophy

    While I agree that the legislature should probably stay out, I think the Heritage Center is probably the best place for it. Trophies like this are designed to be played for forever. Since this one won't be, it would be unfair to either school to make up an arbitrary final game for it. It is part of state history, so the Heritage Center is a great fit for it.
  15. UNDfaninMICH

    UND to cut women's hockey

    And here we have the "boutique" statement in quotes. I really have no problem with that characterization, because it's true, but has it ever been sourced?
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