I first want to state that I am glad that there has been such an outpouring of condemnation for all the broken things. And there are a lot of broken things.
I know that a lot of people have expressed this opinion in other threads, but there hasn't been (to my knowledge) a thread that directly addresses this:
This movement is starting to creep into the "self-importance zone," in which it becomes less about the original offenses, and more about the reaction. Don't get me wrong, the original petition was sorely needed. I think that the Occupy Schissel movement last night was about as far as things should be taken.
I'm not advocating that anyone stop beating the drum, as the AD is PRAYING that people simply lose interest and stop. I'm not advocating that people show up to games this year. I'm not advocating we put down the swords and welcome a mascot with a sandwich board around his neck saying "EAT MOR CHIKEN!"
But I would not be surprised if the next thread to pop up on this blog is "SIGN MY WHITEHOUSE.GOV PETITION TO GET BRANDON REMOVED!!!!"
There are so many things in this world to get overly worked up about. Hong Kong, Chad Strong, among many unmentionable political and ethical issues that are common today.
The point I guess I am trying to make is this:
If you stage a hunger strike to fire the AD at Michigan, you've stopped making it about them, and started making it about you. The further this is taken, the more absurd it looks, and the less credible everyone looks.
I'm tired of feeling sad.... I just want to watch videos of Denard...
Saw this in SaddestTailgateEver's lates Diary and thought it might be better on the MGoBoard.
Someone is trying to get 10,000 tshirts made for the students to wear at the PSU game. They've only given themselve 48 hours to raise $40,000 to get them all printed.
MLive spoke with Don Canham's widow and it's obvious she's not happy with what's happening at Michigan.
Recently, the widow of the “father of modern college athletics directors” has begun to add her voice to the chorus expressing concern that the powerhouse built by Canham is in jeopardy of losing its luster.
“I’m just devastated that his lifetime at the school—he was there for 50 years as a student, a coach and an athletic director—to see that his legacy is going down the drain, that’s what I’m angry about,” Margaret Canham-Keeley said.
It's worth a read to see that even Canham, who was an innovator his time, got some pushback but obviously ended up being a pioneer as an athletic director.
As many of you know, Brian was at the rally last night and was interviewed by a few local stations. I saw him on WILX, which I have linked below (can't embed). The Michigan segment starts at 4:30 (Brian is at 6:02).
In Ace's photo it looks like he was interviewed by Fox 47 as well, but I can't find video of that.
EDIT: YouTube video of Brian