(per mgoboard's policy, i'll try to make this post as apolitical as possible.)
michael moore, after years of sporting a spartan cap, please take the block "M" hat off. i'd much much much prefer it if you weren't in our bandwagon. thank you.
Enter to win a 3D TV, a surround sound system, and show your Michigan Pride.
With the recent shocking revelation that Jim Tressel is not the pious model of integrity that he'd have us believe, I wonder which of these three coaches (in no particular order) is the biggest hypocrite:
1. Jim Tressel - The Ted Haggard of NCAA Football
He wrote a book titled, "Life Promises for Success; Promises from God on Achieving Your Best". He quotes Wadsworth in one of his preachy books as follows, "It takes less time to do the right thing than to explain why you did it wrong." He then lied to his bosses, the NCAA, the media and the fans about what he knew, when he knew it and why he didn't act on it. Why are the preachy ones always so full of shit?
2. Mark Dantonio - The Warden
Sept 1, 2007 - He began a shit-talking spat with the University of Michigan by offering a "moment of silence" when asked for his thoughts on Michigan's loss to App St.
Nov 3, 2007, Michigan beats State and has a mock "moment of silence" on their 50 yard line. Mike Hart makes the "little brother" comment.
November 5, 2007, Dantonio complains about Michigan's "moment of silence" and personally insults Mike Hart. Perhaps he forgot that he started the entire spat.
Of course, the "Dean of Discipline" has had a little issue with doling out...discipline.
3. Tom Izzo - The NIT Mascot
Tom likes to complain. When Darius Morris broke Izzo's press and scored a lay-up to take a massive SEVEN POINT LEAD with time running down in Michigan's second win over MSU in the 2010 season, Izzo took issue. He complained after the game that Morris should not have scored those points and that Morris deserved getting a ball thrown at his head. While the players acted like adults and dismissed the situation, Izzo would have none of it. Of course, Izzo chose to forget the way he kept his starters in to hold a 50 point lead over Michigan nearly ten years ago; the way he kept his starters in to throw last second alley-oops up 17 a couple years back; and how he ran plays to pad Draymond Green's stats against PSU (getting Roe hurt in the process). Tom Izzo cares deeply about padding stats and running up the score...unless a sophomore from Michigan breaks his press in a close game. Tom, get the fuck off our court.
Curious to see who the MGoFolks deem the biggest hypocrite...
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the lawyer who contacted Tressel was former-OSU walk-on Chris Cicero, whose time at OSU overlapped with Tressl's time as an assistant at OSU. Cicero, apparently, has a history of unethical conduct, which is not remotely surprising as he probably should not have been talking to Tressel in the first place.
There are a lot of ways to interpret this information. But even if we take Tressel's word that his concern was for maintaining confidentiality, it appears that Tressel chose to keep quiet to protect his former player at the expense of the institution and with clear disregard for the rules. Now, while this is in some way understandable from a personal standpoint, it is completely indfensible from a professional one.
My condo association here in Chicago is voting on if we should become FHA certified or not. I know there are quite a few smart fiancial minds on this board and any help anyone can provide as to pros and/or cons of FHA certification would be greatly appreciated.
If we're going Paczki well, dammit, I'm going King Cake...
Anyone else order King Cakes (thanks Farmington Bakery!) or have Mardi Gras plans? Anyone? Bueller?
First year away from all the madness in quite some time and am trying my damndest not to slip into a great green, yellow and purple depression...