Mike Lantry, 1972
I was very proud of a recent exchange with a Sparty over email, so I thought I'd share. If it helps just one Michigan fan realize that civil discourse is possible with people of lower educational and moral standards, then I've made a difference in this world...
(I kid I kid Sparties... don't be so sensitive)
Anyway, Sparty compliments some of my work and requests a wallpaper of Greg Jones (?!)
I write back:
"Appreciate the request. but to be honest with you, there's no way I would ever do a MSU wallpaper. I'm sure you understand. Thanks for emailing."
"I understand. I probably dislike UM as much as you dislike MSU. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask though. go green"
See?.... Very professional and calm interaction between two people that wouldn't piss on the other if he were on fire....
My job here is done.
For anyone watching this game. I am pleasantly surprised that the first unit has looked as good as they have against Denver. I realize that Denver isn't the golden standard of NFL teams, but even with McDaniels coaching they have been competitive. This is just something that I'm not used to seeing, I'm just hoping that it's not fools gold.
I received this todayfrom BTN:
"Thank you for your email.
Melanie Collins, who does sideline reporting and other work for the Big Ten Network, has been disciplined for her irresponsible statements on Twitter. Her actions were unacceptable for anyone associated with the Big Ten Network. The network regrets any unintended consequences of this statement incurred by the Forcier family, University of Michigan, its alumni and fans.
VP/Communications & University Relations
Big Ten Network
--- ORIGINAL MESSAGE --- on 8/19/2010 - 12:14 AM
RE: Melanie Collins
So, you've regressed to the point of allowing bikini girls to tweet rumors to get traffic? Is there an actual editor onsite? Did anyone there receive a real journalism degree, or are you just . . . I really don't know . . . using the Force? Is yellow your favorite color?
Nice job doing what we used to expect from the dead tree news sources...