The Superiority of the Athletic Mind

 

Earlier this week, the University of Michigan canceled a showing of American Sniper, arguing that the film advanced “negative and misleading stereotypes.” How did Michigan’s new football coach, Jim Harbaugh, respond? See below.

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P.S. Since this tweet went out, the university has reversed itself, deciding to permit a showing of American Sniper after all.

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  1. user_44643 Inactive
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    @MikeLaRoche

    EThompson will be very happy to read this!

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  2. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte
    @Charlotte

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Mike, I was just going to say, “EThompson in 3…2…1…”

    :-)

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  3. Kay of MT Inactive
    Kay of MT
    @KayofMT

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Me too! I was about to write them a nasty letter.

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  4. Ryan M Member
    Ryan M
    @RyanM

    Kay of MT:

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Me too! I was about to write them a nasty letter.

    I’m sure someone still will… for different reasons.

    • #4
  5. Frozen Chosen Inactive
    Frozen Chosen
    @FrozenChosen

    Go coach!  No wonder he left San Francisco…

    • #5
  6. Misthiocracy Member
    Misthiocracy
    @Misthiocracy

    Unless Dungeons & Dragons and Nintendo count as “athletics”, I resent the subject line!

    ;-)

    • #6
  7. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    For those that can’t see the Member Feed:

    Paddington Sniper

    • #7
  8. user_82762 Inactive
    user_82762
    @JamesGawron

    Peter,

    Just amazing! The Rolling Stone fiasco advanced “negative and misleading stereotypes”. American Sniper was unique in that it didn’t advance negative and misleading stereotypes. This is something that the left can not abide.

    Talk about the Eloi from H.G. Welles ‘Time Machine’.  The infantilization of the American College Student has reached a zenith. Maybe it’s time to come back from the edge of the precipice.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  9. DocJay Inactive
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    @DocJay

    The right kind of stereotypes.

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  10. JimGoneWild Coolidge
    JimGoneWild
    @JimGoneWild

    If they mean “negative and misleading stereotypes.” of our military personnel, I agree.

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  11. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    Charlotte:

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Mike, I was just going to say, “EThompson in 3…2…1…”

    :-)

    Just off the phone with my father who is crestfallen at Michigan’s fascist decision about our favorite movie. As my dad put it, “We have so many hopes for Mark Schlissel because he’s shown such great support of the NCAA programs, but I think our boy Harbaugh will win this philosophical battle and still keep his job.”

    :))

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  12. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    Thanks for this post Mr. Robinson.

    • #12
  13. user_44643 Inactive
    user_44643
    @MikeLaRoche

    Thanks, indeed. Ricochet is preventing me from being bored out of my mind at my conference right now.

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  14. Douglas Inactive
    Douglas
    @Douglas

    EThompson:

    Charlotte:

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Mike, I was just going to say, “EThompson in 3…2…1…”

    :-)

    Just off the phone with my father who is crestfallen at Michigan’s fascist decision about our favorite movie. As my dad put it, “We have so many hopes for Mark Schlissel because he’s shown such great support of the NCAA programs, but I think our boy Harbaugh will win this philosophical battle and still keep his job.”

    :))

    Harbaugh just made a looooot of enemies in Ann Arbor, though. He’d better watch his back.

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  15. Kay of MT Inactive
    Kay of MT
    @KayofMT

    I think we have a lot more American patriots than we do displaced muslim students. It’s time we made our voices heard instead of letting them have control of the megaphone. Harbaugh has the football team behind his back.

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  16. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @EustaceCScrubb

    I’m a Niner fan. Hated to see Harbaugh go. This helps.

    • #16
  17. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    Douglas:

    EThompson:

    Charlotte:

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Mike, I was just going to say, “EThompson in 3…2…1…”

    :-)

    Just off the phone with my father who is crestfallen at Michigan’s fascist decision about our favorite movie. As my dad put it, “We have so many hopes for Mark Schlissel because he’s shown such great support of the NCAA programs, but I think our boy Harbaugh will win this philosophical battle and still keep his job.”

    :))

    Harbaugh just made a looooot of enemies in Ann Arbor, though. He’d better watch his back.

    Wait until he takes one of the greatest programs in NCAA history and restores it to its former glory. You have no idea how important the success of the football and basketball programs are at this school of the bright and brainy and intellectually gifted.

    Ever watched a game at The Big House?

    I still gasp when I walk up the ramp for my initial view of the field. It is probably what many would consider a religious experience, seconded only by my last trip to the House That Ruth Built.

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  18. Scott Reusser Member
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    @ScottR

    Great tweet. The perfect way to handle it.

    Maybe Meyer could give him one of our three All-America quarterbacks as a reward or something.

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  19. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Misthiocracy:Unless Dungeons & Dragons and Nintendo count as “athletics”, I resent the subject line!

    ;-)

    D&D only counts if you took up your DM’s challenge to compose an original song, and sing it while doing strenuous exercise, in order to gain the blessing of the Celtic goddess Brigid.

    And knowing that makes me a hopeless nerd, doesn’t it.

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  20. Douglas Inactive
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    @Douglas

    EThompson:

    Douglas:

    EThompson:

    Wait until he takes one of the greatest programs in NCAA history and restores it back to its former glory. You have no idea how important the success of the football and basketball programs are at this school of the bright and brainy and intellectually gifted.

    Ever watched a game at The Big House?

    I still gasp when I walk up the ramp for my initial view of the field. It is probably what many would consider a religious experience. (Seconded only by my last trip to the House That Ruth Built.)

    Never been to the Big House, but I’m very familiar with the power of top-tier football. I’m an Auburn fan. Jordan-Hare is pretty big itself. We have some special traditions ourselves :)

    Auburn-War-Eagle-Flight[1]

    BTW, Harbaugh really has the two in-state coaches in a froth with his football camp here at Prattville High School (And in the town that I live in!). Saban especially has been making lots of grumbles about it.

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  21. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @ArizonaPatriot

    EThompson:

    Douglas:

    EThompson:

    Charlotte:

    Mike LaRoche:EThompson will be very happy to read this!

    Mike, I was just going to say, “EThompson in 3…2…1…”

    :-)

    Just off the phone with my father who is crestfallen at Michigan’s fascist decision about our favorite movie. As my dad put it, “We have so many hopes for Mark Schlissel because he’s shown such great support of the NCAA programs, but I think our boy Harbaugh will win this philosophical battle and still keep his job.”

    :))

    Harbaugh just made a looooot of enemies in Ann Arbor, though. He’d better watch his back.

    Wait until he takes one of the greatest programs in NCAA history and restores it back to its former glory. You have no idea how important the success of the football and basketball programs are at this school of the bright and brainy and intellectually gifted.

    Ever watched a game at The Big House?

    I still gasp when I walk up the ramp for my initial view of the field. It is probably what many would consider a religious experience. (Seconded only by my last trip to the House That Ruth Built.)

    Except that U Michigan has shown that it does not deserve football glory, hasn’t it?

    • #21
  22. EThompson Inactive
    EThompson
    @EThompson

    Scott R:Great tweet. The perfect way to handle it.

    Maybe Meyer could give him one of our three All-America quarterbacks as a reward or something.

    I was dreading a comment from you, so in my ‘faux’ sportsmanlike manner allow me to wish you good luck when Jimmy H gets his groove on …

    :)

    • #22
  23. user_44643 Inactive
    user_44643
    @MikeLaRoche

    Prediction: Washington State vs. Michigan in the 2016 Rose Bowl

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  24. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Brutal Brutus

    • #24
  25. Scott Reusser Member
    Scott Reusser
    @ScottR

    EThomp: Meyer v Harbaugh has all the makings of the new Ten Year War. It’ll be classic if they both stick around. Let’s hope.

    • #25
  26. user_44643 Inactive
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    @MikeLaRoche

    And then Washington State/Michigan vs. Texas Tech for the National Championship.

    • #26
  27. Ricochet Inactive
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    @RobertMcReynolds

    Having grown up a Notre Dame fan, I am supposed to hate the Wolverines.  But now I find myself not hating them so much.  I like seeing people stand up to the Leftists.  Hey McConnell, maybe Harbaugh should be the Senate Leader?

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  28. Ricochet Inactive
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    @RobertMcReynolds

    EJHill:Brutal Brutus

    Here’s an old joke that you probably heard before.

    What do Michigan grads say to OSU grads?  How much for the pizza?

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  29. Pony Convertible Inactive
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    @PonyConvertible

    Smart coach.  He knows his fan base doesn’t agree with the school administration, and he let it be known.  It keeps the money flowing.

    In a sense, he bailed the administration out after their stupid move.  Really, who would donate money to a school that bans American Sniper.

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