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General Off-Topic Board / Fun Things To Do in Baltimore?
« on: May 03, 2008, 02:39:09 PM »
Any takers?  I'm sure there's a Maryland student lurking here somewhere.

I think I'm correct on this one in all instances.  Yes, all.  You hear me -- pre-law students still in school?  Take a year off.  I don't care if you have to work for a pizza place while soaking beer cans in grease.

There is a world of difference between the callow college graduate and the smart student who has had a year to scan papers in an office.  And I'm sure that you could always have an interesting work related story or two for firms or anyone who cares to ask you about your life.  It's a win-win situation.  In fact, I'm not sure why so many people are intent on doing law school out of college, unless they're non-traditional students.

Anywoo, good luck.   :P

General Off-Topic Board / Why?
« on: May 02, 2008, 10:55:07 AM »

Incoming 1Ls / ?
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:39:53 PM »

General Off-Topic Board / -
« on: April 29, 2008, 05:03:03 PM »

After their two offensive acquisitions in the last two drafts, I'm going to go out on a limb and say a cool 8-8.  The defense is still filled with holes, and their offensive line and WRs could use some work without a Moss lodestar, but I predict an exciting and competent year for them.

Can anyone explain it?  I've heard the phrase in a variety of unrelated contexts.


Leaf may have been a draft day bust, but that was partially the result of wasted potential.  His athleticism and gusto reminds you of what might have happened to Brett Favre had he ended his career after that catastrophic stint with the Falcons.  Moreover, while it's true that Peyton blossomed almost immediately, and Leaf wasn't as friendly with the press, the latter is a prime example of pinning a team's fortunes on a young QB without franchise-building patience.  Coaches pushed him to produce instant results, an unrealistic goal for any young quarterback.

I think that the Chargers wisely drafted Leaf, but failed to, well, follow up on that decision.  I wish there was some game footage I could use to demonstrate my point.

General Off-Topic Board / Why Did the Dolphins Pick an OT?
« on: April 22, 2008, 07:26:37 PM »
With the notable exception of Jason Taylor, that team needs help in virtually every category.  It's possible that they have the next Orlando Pace on their roster, but I still think they could have adequately beefed up the line with a few well-picked free agents.  I'm of the opinion that it's a bad draft decision from a chronically troubled organization second only to the Raiders in sheer incompetence.

Did they make a mistake?  Will they continue their losing?  What do you think?

I don't have much to say about the subject which can't be summed up with that simple, reductionist statement.  I read a lot of information about law schools, but, when I walked into the buildings, it seemed like most of that information quickly felt irrelevant.

It's the equivalent of reading hundreds of books on Japan and driving into downtown Tokyo.  Which would you think is more effective in helping you make a decision about whether you want to live there?  My point isn't that you shouldn't use the USNEWS as a proxy for reputations and employment prospects, or that you shouldn't check whether the school is located in Ann Arbor or Miami, but simply that all of this pales in comparison to a visit.

Lecture over.  Best of luck with your decisions.   :P

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