I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I was listening to the podcast today with Bacon and I heard him say something I thought was interesting/sad and I wondered what you guys thought he should have done and how that conflicts with his role as a journalist.
He recounts a story about the Purdue game and how RR was talking with his family on what he should say at the press conference. Bacon is on the side thinking to himself that it is a bad idea to bring up. RR brings it up and it turns into another media fiasco.
My thought was Bacon is sitting right there and could have saved him from himself in this situation. Has anyone heard Bacon talk if he was conflicted by this? Obviously spending all this time together RR and Bacon form some sort of relationship and it seems like Bacon likes RR. It seems like he could have helped RR thru the Michigan mine field with some tidbits without changing his objectivity, but didn't appear to do so.
Do you think he could steer RR a little bit without effecting his objectivity or does he need to stand mute no matter what?
Nothing short of great does it justice.
*Don't Care If It Has Already Been Posted
Coming into Ann Arbor for the night.
Any useful suggestions for dinner? I checked and tried to reserve at Zingerman's Roadhouse, but it was booked until 9pm.
Any suggestions for a great time Saturday night for those not familiar with Ann Arbor's nightlife?
And for bonus points: Suggestions on taxi service?
Thanks for planning my night out ahead of time. Hopefully see some of you MGoBloggers out there!
Am I missing a Meta post for this? If so, delete and I will move it. Plus I want to dicuss some of the spoiler type hot-points of the story. Where can we do that with the MGoCommunity?
I am writing because I just finished reading the comments to Brian's post today regarding the excerpt. The folks around here who are questioning RR's attitude from that excerpt need to actually pick the book up and read it cover to cover. The folks who think that RR is an angel and just a poor guy screwed from the start; pick up the book and read it cover to cover.
I put it down last night at 1am with many, many more questions than when I started but the most pressing question I have is - Could there be a counter-argument to this books' perspective? If so, who would write it? (not that it is really arguing anything) But as an objective reader I thought that this is just one man's story.
Those of you who have read it, what do you think? As an MGoBlogger I already knew 80% of the material. The other 20% was shocking. THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK BRIAN....and it is clear from that hard work over the last 3 years, Bacon respects you cause there is a clear MGoBlog undertone.
OSU's Jamal Berry is being sued by a Columbus man for an unprovoked assault last week.
The lawsuit, filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, accuses Berry of an unprovoked attack in which the 21-year-old man suffered injuries to his head, face, neck, back and hand that required immediate medical treatment. He is likely to incur additional medical expenses in the future, the lawsuit says.
Luke Fickell and OSU have summarily dismissed him from the team after his second assault allegation in two months. Of course by that I mean OSU is going to let him play tomorrow against Wisconsin:
“The legal process is going to take its time, and we’re going to go with that,” he said. “That’s all we can do as a team and a program right now. Legal issues-wise, we’ve got nothing from the prosecutor.
“Like I said Tuesday, we take everything we do seriously, whether it’s on the field or off the field. Nothing goes unnoticed. Ultimately, we’re working at what’s best for this program, for this team — whether it’s a coach or a player. Those things are taken very seriously.”
As for Berry’s status on Saturday against Wisconsin, Fickell said, “We’ll see. There are still things going on, but there’s no change right now.”
There's something not right about him. Hopefully he is able to figure out what that is.
I haven't had the time to write a diary this time around due to classes but I still thought it'd be interesting to see how Brady Hoke's teams have done coming off of a bye week.
Bottom line: Brady Hoke is 6-4 coming off of bye weeks. That's a .600 winning percentage. The national average is .480 and the Big Ten average is .350. As can be seen, Brady Hoke is outperforming both the national and Big Ten averages.
He was 6-2 coming off of bye weeks at Ball St. and he was 0-2 coming off of bye weeks at San Diego St.. Interestingly, in his first year at both SDSU and at Ball St. he lost the games coming off of a bye week.
Caveats abound regarding a small sample size, different conferences, quality of athletes, quality of opponents, etc.
P.S. If I have time I may write all this into a Diary later today, but I don't know how likely that will be.