good luck with that
On occasion, I will wander over to Eleven Warriors, largely because they often have something or other about Michigan. There is a decent article by Ramzy Nasrallah about the plague of fans who personally tweet at recruits.
This article is a followup to a previous article he wrote on the same topic.
Inside the article, Ramzy highlights at least one Ohio State fan who abuses twitter, with the handle Laostar7. Ramzy writes,
Don't get too upset with Laostar7. There are hundreds of Laostar7s. Rather than taking a flamethrower to Ohio State's many intrusive sports enthusiasts I chose to showcase only one. Every fan base has a sparkling collection of Laostar7s. The numbers of members enlisted in these brave militias vary by school.
I hope the number of Michigan fans doing this is slim. But earlier in the article, there is reference to at least one Michigan fan who uses twitter to contact Ahmir Mitchell, among others: John Peters.
LINK: John Peters.
Reading Ramzy's article, and then following the link to @John_Peterz and to Laostar7 is disturbing. And it reminds me why I have zero interest in twitter. Ok, there is a use to twitter, but it isn't for me. Regardless of whether you tweet or not, heed Brian and Ace and Seth and Ramzy, and have NOTHING to do with EVER contacting / tweeting / insulting / calling / talking to a recruit you don't have a prior personal connection to. It is wrong, an invasion of personal space, counterproductive, and for those of us over 30, downright creepy.
Seems like Jim Harbaugh may have just joined twitter under the name:
There have been no tweets just yet. No clue whether this is the real Jim Harbaugh, but the account is followed by the @umichfootball and @umich (2 official UM twitter accounts) which makes me lean towards it being him.
Harbaugh on twitter could be real interesting, hopefully it's real!
(Edited to add a link to the twitter account and to remove the"Maybe" from the title. This looks to be Harbaugh's legit twitter as several posters have said below).
Some of you may not even care about this, but it definitely caught my eye. The last tweet from the Michigan Football account (@umichfootball) was sposored by Cadillac.
Dave continues raking in the cash. If we don't let him put advertising in the stadium, he'll do it any way he can.
EDIT: This wasn't intended to be an indictment on the athletic department. Just was interesting to notice.
Didn't know how to more appropriately title this thread. I think more explanation is out the behind a paywall, but here are some of the recruiting items he threw out on Twitter:
- 5* CB Kendall Sheffield would like to visit
- 4* DE Kyree Campbell was waiting on an offer, already set a visit
- 5* CB Iman Marshall is friends with Canteen, very likely to plan an official
- 4* Grant Newsome likely deciding between Michigan and PSU
- 5* 2016 OL Liam Eichenberg has set a return date for another Michigan visit
- Michigan is still a factor for 5* DE Jashon Cornell
Approximately 9 million other 4/5* guys are allegedly high on Michigan right now as well, including Brandon Burton, AD Miller, whoever @_treyjohnb is, and so on. He drops updates on even more high profile guys.
How much of this is rooted in reality, and how much is a maize and blue fever dream for Lorenz? Hopefully a lot of this will be covered in the recruiting post today?
A couple days ago a hashtag made the rounds on twitter that implored users to share opinions they have that aren't the most popular. We've had some quality confession threads in these parts before:
(That one about songs you like but are embarrased about that I can't find)
so let's hear it. What do you believe despite knowing that it's not a popular opinion? Team related or otherwise (yes, many people will want to retain Borges. Be creative).
I'll go first: I really enjoy a good black bean burger and frequently order them rather than beef burgers.