I did not make this headline up
I laughed out loud (yes, I'm old) so many times while reading this beautiful piece by Ryan Nanni over at EDSBS: http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2014/10/3/6901217/week-6-as-previewed-by-dave-brandons-email
My favorite bits:
RE: Texas A&M-Mississippi State
If you think football's more important that handbell choir syncopation, by all means. Those bumpkins couldn't jangle out a rudimentary version of "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming" if their miserable lives depended on it
P.S. Kevin Sumlin eats burritos with his hands. It's repulsive.
RE: LSU at Auburn
Have we considered a second disinformation campaign spreading negative rumors about Leslie Miles, and thus eliminating any insurgency campaign supporting those who wish to see him reigning o'er Schembechler Hall? This is spitballing, but consider:
--Waited three hours in an 18th century wardrobe just to slap Lloyd Carr at an antique store
--Engaged in sex with Gary Moeller's wife, AND did not fill out the appropriate paperwork with the Big Ten Conference prior to the liason
--Is from Ohio (we have documentation to support this, I believe?)
--Has only read the prose version of The Iliad. No, this is too far. Forgive my momentary lack of scruples.
Does not wear a tuxedo while enjoying games of chance such as "bin-go" or "swim-ming"
Is that true about Les Miles only having read the prose Iliad? That IS terrible. Les didn't take Great Books as a freshman? Give me Lattimore's translation or give me death.
There is something both tragic and comical about Dave Brandon's immense douchiness. I therefore conclude that
we need a Dave Brandon photoshop thread.
Could someone please hook it up? I really need this. Badly. Something to dull the pain.
Cliff's Notes: Basically, see the statement Brandon put out the other night. Timetable of further discussion is "in the weeks and months ahead." Sounded like some audible laughter in the mix at the end.
Confidence in our administration: Waning
WARNING - This is a Freep article. I will put link at bottom but have copied a few relevant quotes from their story just published.
Not trying to bombard the board but this was just posted and wow. Presented without further comment.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said today that Brady Hoke had no fault in the handling of his quarterback's brain injury and that the ensuing firestorm will not affect how he evaluates the football coach's job status.
Brandon placed the blame on the school's medical staff for not quickly diagnosing the injury to Shane Morris and relaying the information to coaches, which led to the concussed quarterback staying in for another play and re-entering the game a few minutes later for yet another play.
"I don't think Brady deserves any blame for what happened on the sidelines," Brandon said. "Because Brady is responsible for coaching.
Who do you think has handled their respective controversy better?
I would argue that Goodell has done a worse job at handling his issues: First, he chose to allow a star player to get off with a light punishment for knocking out his fiancé, after, he claims to not have seen the video or even been aware of its existance.
After talking with knowledgeable people, I am more convinced that Brady Hoke will survive the season, and less convinced Dave Brandon will.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 1, 2014
Of course, there's always the Brandon Exception: He might decide to depart on his own. Still more questions than answers, however. We'll see— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 1, 2014
To clarify, as things now stand, I believe UM's Hoke will remain and be evaluated in December. Brandon's future less certain.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 1, 2014