landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Addresses numerous straw men in seeking to critique hire
Attempts to demonstrate how hiring the best possible candidate is a negative
Schefty is breaking the news right now!!!
Edit #1: We're now front page of ESPN.com as well!
Edit #2: ESPN's Grantland weighs the pros and cons of Harbaugh: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/michigan-wolverines-jim-harbaugh-hire-big-ten-implications/
Throughout the search process, there were SO many different stories written by so many different outlets. Each of them contained some level of truth and some level of bias. Some were more truthful than others, while some were FAR more biased than others. Some (e.g., all ESPN NFL reporters, etc.) were just up their own ass.
By the end, I wasn't looking at anything but the Searchbits. I appreciate Brian and the blog for wading through the garbage to find the gold. And for presenting the useful information in a relatively non-biased way. Each Searchbits showed the good and the bad, and gave supporting and logical evidence for the good and detracting evidence for the bad.
As the search hype ramped up, I had so many people randomly telling me about shit they read, which was usually ESPN or some other major news outlet, and was usually wrong/stupid. I was constantly regurgitating the Searchbits from memory in order to explain how dumb those writers were and I probably sounded like a total homer duche. But I was right. And so was the blog.
tl;dr: Props to MGoBlog on its excellent reporting of the coaching search. And thanks.
The 1st thing I did when I read everything yesterday morning was make my annual PSD, which I had been putting off until a coach was hired along w an additional donation (reminder-due Jan 31st and Dec 31st for tax purposes).
I wonder if all PSDs have been made in the last 36 hrs and how many additional donations have been made.
Return of the Wait List?
"Jim was their first choice," the source said. "(The Raiders) are disappointed."
What will the NFL say now?