also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
Local media flamethrower (Brian Cook TM) Jeff Moss recently posted a column on his website (www.detroitsportsrag.com) bombing Michael Rosenberg for his actions associated with practicegate and does an effective job of taking Rosenberg to task. The article can be found here:
DSR contributor and MSU alumnus Justin Spiro also penned a column from a rival perspective but reached a similar conclusion in regards to Rosenberg. His article is here:
Ok, so I knew -something- was coming sooner or later. I didn't quite know what but it wasn't like I wasn't prepared for more dumb shit. But prepared or not, I am still pissed off to the point that there is a bit of fire in my blood.
Now it's just football to some but to many it is ridiculously personal. I think I fall the somewhat over the top type as far as fandom goes. If I were out and about and by chance I ran into any of these free press clowns I would be telling a flat out lie if I told you punching one of these assholes wasn't in my thoughts and that there would be a 50/50 chance it happens.
But unlike me & my half a brain, many others take there fandom too extreme measures of action. And being that we have one of the biggest fan-bases in the entire country, it would surprise me if sometime in the future you here about a person & or a group of persons inflicting physical harm to one of these writers.
Some people are crrrAzaay. They see red when you play with their fragile emotional state. With all these bullshit problems the DFP created through manipulation of something some find more than near and dear to their heart, more like the center of their everyday existence I wouldn't feel very safe in public, especially around AA during events if I were in that circle of idiots. I am not condoning violence, but I am a firm believer in karma, and if tomorrow I woke up and saw an article stating someone mugged and broke Drew or Mike Rosenbergs nose I have to admit I wouldn't blink and eye. You reap what you sow.
The article is here, in convenient one page format. An excerpt is below; if this is still too long, feel free to call me an idiot and tell me to fix it.
This is a comparison that a lot of coaches like to make -- sometimes earnestly, sometimes defensively. They compare their team to a family. But there are fundamental differences between a college football team and a family. I mean, if my son did what Glenn Winston or Roderick Jenrette did, I would be heartbroken, but I would not kick him out of my family. (Of course, the little dude has to learn to walk before he can commit a crime.)
My family is mine. Dantonio's team belongs to Michigan State University. And he has two problems here that he needs to address.
One is that second-chance policy. He doesn't have to get rid of it, but he absolutely should tighten it. When players commit violent or otherwise serious crimes, Dantonio should err on the side of dismissing the players. He still can be their father figure, their friend, their mentor or whatever else he wants to be. But sometimes a first offense is serious enough to warrant dismissal.
This would help address the second problem: the culture of the team. Dantonio said that 20 of his 21 seniors were on pace to graduate this spring (with the 21st planning to come back for a fifth year), and that is great. But the fact is that 13 of his players thought it was OK to go to a dorm potluck to confront somebody in an ongoing feud with a fraternity.
It is unbelievable what the Free Press is doing in an attempt to take down the football program. These hacks will stop at nothing to lie and twist the facts. I think judging by this article they are scared of the backlash that will come when the NCAA finds no major violations with the program. They are now gonna try and blame the University for lack of oversight and say there is nothing the NCAA could do about it. What a bunch of idiots. Mike Rosenberg should be fired for his lies.
I was listening to NPR today, and they introduced a guest. This guest was Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press. He was talking about Tiger Woods' "incident" and apology. He said "I really don't see why the public has any right or need to see into Tiger's private life. He never presented himself as perfect, he never told people how they should live their lives, all he said was 'I'm a great golfer and I value my privacy.' "
I think it's ridiculous that he would give him such leniency. Rosenberg isn't consistent in any way.
So a friend of mine is taking a journalism class at UMD this semester, and texted me earlier today that Michael Rosenberg was going to be a guest speaker today. I joked to her that she should ask him if there's any truth to the allegations that he punches dolphins in his spare time.
The amazing thing: She actually got someone to ask.
He denied it, the bastard.