...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
I met JT Floyd and the rest of the secondary at fan day. JT is real personable. He was always smiling and talking to all the kids (and chatted with the parents too). I'm a big fan of his now. I hope he locks down at one corner and has big success.
FYI - Marvin Robinson is ALL BUSINESS. He is going to be a monster on the field.
Mgoblue.com has some interviews up from today's media day. Includes Denard, Tate, Floyd, V. Smith, Molk, and Roundtree among others. Drew Sharp quizzes Tate pretty hard about being called out by T. Wolf. Tate does a good job to respond.
Angelique has quick summary of Tate's interview. There is also a short video of RR.
Some folks asked about a 2010 schedule wallpaper, and I'm sad to say that there is not going to be one this year (at least from me).
In its absence, please accept these new mobile phone wallpapers.
They worked out pretty good, and I'm only slightly ashamed to say that the Braylon running piece has now replaced my two daughters as the wallpaper on my iphone.
Sorry girls... it's football season.
After checking the interwebs, it's unclear if Michigan football is on XM or Sirius. The XM site has the Big Ten logo on it for sports, but Sirius specifically mentions a few marquee schools, uncluding Michigan, USC, UCLA, etc. I'm going on a cross country road trip/move on labor day weekend and I want to make sure I can get the UConn game when I'm somewhere in the Arizona desert.
Any mgobloggers out there with XM? Do I have to get "best of Sirius?" I looked on the websites and no games are scheduled for "this week." Well, that helps.
Thanks in advance!
Newspapers can engage in "smears," and they can merely "campaign." The Detroit Free Press, led by Michael Rosenberg and followed by Michigan beat-writer Mark Snyder, as well as its columnists and staff writers, and defended by its publisher Paul Anger, have engaged in "smears" of Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan football program in the past, most notably the splashy front-page headlines of one year ago. "Smears" in the form of allegations that were shown, upon investigation, to have been "wildly exaggerated if not flatly incorrect."
Today's lesson in Freepology is about the difference between a "smear," composed of inaccurate or mistaken information, and a "campaign" of one-sided information, designed to create an impression.
And so today, we have the Sunday Free Press, which is the flagship weekly print edition of our local fish-wrapper. And on the front page of the sports section above the fold, we see featured the months-old news that six staff memebers within the Michigan Athletic Department had letters of reprimand placed in their personnel files for matters having to do with the NCAA investigation.
What was "news" for the Freep was that it had successfully utilized the Michigan Freedom of Information Act to obtain copies of those letters. This week, or earlier, The Freep obtained those letters. It is clear, that the FOIA response from the University was completed many days ago. But the Freep held onto the documents, so as to make splashy headlines in the Sunday edition. This is what we call a "campaign." It wasn't and isn't really news at all. It is old information. Everybody knew about the letters of reprimand months ago. And the details of the letters themselves can't really be news in the eyes of the Free Press, or else they would have published them on Monday, or Tuesday, or whenever they got ahold of the copies via FOIA. The Free Press wouldn't sit on important, time-sensitive news. Would it?
No, the Free Press did this; on Thursday or Friday, in connection with a another print-edition, the Free Press let loose with the copy of the letters involving Alex Herron, the GA who was dismissed for lying to NCAA investigators. As teaser. They saved the letters pertaining to Rodriguez, Barwis, and the others for Sunday. Wehn, in the Sunday edition, they'd have the most print space, with the most impact, for the most readers.
It is, after all, better for the campaign against Rodriguez, to put the old-news copies of letters into the Sunday edition, even if it isn't news.
This concludes today's lesson in Freepology.