this may be of some local interest
Now, granted, I'm not a very smart man. I'm an easy going redneck-type. I use duct tape a lot for things like fixin' my radiator, reparing a a crack in my windshield and hanging Christmas decorations. So take this with a grain of salt.
I use to be a Rivals member; three weeks or so if my memory serves me correctly. I didn't like the forums too much as they talked a lot about things that just weren't pertinent to Michigan football. Maybe is was just me, but I just couldn't justify 50% of my monthly pay check to talk about the Detoit Lions.
So I moved on to GBW, or as some like to call it, Go Blue Wolverine. It seemed to me to be a pretty good community. A lot of good, hard working, blue collar folk like me. So, I stuck with it for a while but began to see that it was a little too cult-like for me.
Seems to me there were only a few posters who would throw random posts together and were worthy of POD (post of the day for the novice) nomination. At first I guess it didn't bother me so much, but as time went on I started to question the worthiness of the POD nominations.
I think at this point in my diary it might be helpful to give an example.
coachBT: in order to beat msu here are the 3 things that have to happen...
1) we have to contain their running game.
2) we must have more rsuhing yards than msu.
3) I can't stress this enough, we must score more points than msu. If you look at past games with the spartans, 99% of the time the team that scored more points won the game! Coincidence? I don't think so.
random poster: GREAT POST!!!!!!!!! POD!!!!!!! Thanks coach!
random poster: This is the reason I pay my 9.95 a month. Thanks coach.
ripnice: I make a lot of money.
random poster: Thanks coachbt! You are the man.
erocwolverine: if i was msu and there was a lot of time to prepare for michigan and it was there and a lot of people was going to pass if it was there was too. visit me on my michigan blog cause it was a lot of fun.
random poster: couldn't have said it better myself coach! Damn good post.
willisdick; anyone disagree with your post coach you just let me know cause i'm one tough m'fucker. oh, and i clean carpets.
ripnice: good post willis. did you get my message? ;) Did i ever tell you i make a lot of money?
random poster: coachbt is the best. I was going to post the same thing coach but I could never get my message across like you do. POD!
bdabney: Oh boy! Gonna be a board meltdown of epic proportions. Maybe we should just let this thread slide on down the board.
SKWDCOP: Dick Dickameyer says he'll take a mich visit, www.dickdickameyervisitsmichiganandotherteams.com
bdabney: maybe i should start a poll on who agrees with you coachbt. Better not, could be a major board meltdown.
jls: still don't understand why RR didn't recruit Tavon Austin. No excuse for that.
Suame: my crystal balls says good post coach. I'm a sparty grad but I hate sparty football; all though I do like Dantonio and the sparty program and everything about sparty football. But I digress, can't stand the fuckers.
coachBT: tomorrow I will post about why it's important to tackle the oposing team.
random poster: can't wait coach!!!!!!!!!
random poster: I can see it now, another POD coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ripnice: i make a lot of money.
Anyway, you get the picture. Now I'm not saying there's anything wrong with rivals or gbw. Just not my cup of tea.
Thanks for listening.