i've felt this way for a while. good post. i'll be there saturday screaming my head off. keep up the good work
Its time to get behind our guy.
___I miss Lloyd Carr. You look up the word integrity, there is a picture there of Lloyd Carr. When the players heaved Lloyd onto their shoulders after that win over Florida I will admit that I bawled like a little girl. Whatever you thought of Lloyd as a football coach(and he was far from perfect), you had to admit that he was(is) a tremendous Michigan man.
___I have been critical of Rich Rodriguez on many occasions. I've complained about the defense. I've complained at length about the quarterback situation. Mostly though, my complaints stemmed from the fact that he is not Lloyd Carr.
___It's time we all got over that. Lloyd isn't coming back. And whatever you think about Rich Rodriguez as a man(And I myself see no indication that he is not a very good man) he has shown himself to be a very good football coach. If we give him four years, I can gaurantee that Michigan will be playing in BCS bowls every year again, facing the #1 or #2 team every three or four. If we do not let him do it here he WILL do it somewhere else, and we will be back to square one watching a less talented coach and less talented recruits try to rebuild this program from scratch.
___Now the program is facing attacks from all sides. The former entity known as the Ann Arbor news tries to invent an academic scandal that does not exist. The local FM radio station is pushing 24 hour spartan propaganda, talking about a "lock down" of the state recruits--well, the ones outside the rival top 100 anyway. Now MSU's program is dominating the state, what with their second win over UM in this decade. Those idiots at 97.1 probably haven't had to refill their viagra prescriptions for the last year. Now the Detroit Free Press is seeking out disgruntled transfers and preying on over-trusting(dont want to call them naive) freshmen trying to build another scandal. Now the Free Press is trying to equate a pay for play basketball scandal that occured before some of these players were even born with the horrible possibility that Michigan practices too much.
___It's clearly compromising their educations, what with the team recording the higest grade point average ever.
___The most troubling thing about the most recent attack is the likelihood that some coward drawing a check from the University is actively working to sabotage the program trying to get Rodriguez out. It looks like someone within the athletic department is feeding the Free Press these stories and telling them which former players they can milk the most venom out of.
___In the face of all these attacks from within and without there is only one thing we can do. We need to get behind our guy. Whatever you think of Rodriguez's style or personality, he is the man that is leading our guys against the group of retards and assholes otherwise known as the local media. He is the man that is leading them against our hated rivals. Rodriguez needs and deserves our support, and we all need to fall in line behind him.
___We need to get out to that Western game and make noise like that stadium has never seen. Win or lose, we need to get out and do it again for Notre Dame. We need to start buying those All In For Michigan towels like they are going out of style. I dont care what you do with them all. Some superglue and a certain publication's building comes to mind. Or some superglue and a certain reporter's car.
We need to get after the Free Press's largest sponsors--Varsity Ford, Belle Tire, JCPennies, and Kroger. They've all got phone numbers and email options under "contact us" on their websites. I will post them if you like. We need to let them know that we will not stand for their continued financial support of these irresponsible sensationalists. Let them know Briarwood Ford, Kohls, Meijer and Discount Tire are just down the road.
___Mostly though, we've just got to get behind our guy. And give him the time he needs to bring this team back where it belongs. Shoulder to shoulder with the best teams in college football.
I live in Atlanta and can't make it back much for games...so cheer extra loud for me and all the other Michigan men that will be rooting from afar.
buy the All in towels and shirts, scream with pride, show up to the Victors Walk, and support our team.
Also, send RR an letter if you wish.
I'll be there! He IS our coach! He IS going to win eventually! Let's have him win the the University of Michigan! See you on Saturday and GO BLUE!
I haven't been the biggest RR fan over the past 18 months. I haven't thought that he was the best fit for Michigan for a variety of reasons. All that being said, it's definitely time to get behind him. The media (local and national) have been piling on. It's not acceptable.
Why is this front page news at the Freep? Why is it a lead story at ESPN? If the same situation at was brought to light at MSU, do you think that ESPN would even mention it for more than a day?
I wish RR and the Michigan team all the best for the upcoming season. Success is the best revenge.
On the list of "the games that I wish I could have attended", this one is extremely close to the top. The Big House needs to show RR that it has his back.
As one other coach who's also currently under fire said: "Lloyd Carr isn't walking through that door! Gary Moeller isn't walking through that door! Bo Schembechler isn't walking through that door!"
It was the right thing to do. I think RP is a guy who made a mistake and it had nothing to do with basketball so he wanted to clear the air. Maybe RR should publicly call out Rosenberg if the investigation comes up squeeky clean & say something that lets him and all potential journalist know that careless journalism will not be tolerated nor will it be taken for anything more than a grain of salt. And I been a Celtics fan since before I knew what basketball really was because of my uncle, so I remember all those years they sucked and when they hired RP. He gave the fans an instant dose of reality. They were all pissed but it was the truth. Those legends were gone. It was time to move forward. Thats definitely what a lot of M fans need to do. Embrace the now and enjoy this ride.
I didn't have to write this and your version gave me goosebumps! This attempt to run him outta here, may be backfiring, bringing everyone closer together and I love it! Go Blue!!!
If there is a golden nugget in this pile of crap, I am hoping Rosenberg has managed to directly attack and piss off most of Wolverine Nation out there.
I am hoping that on Saturday 100 thousand or so stand up, and do exactly what you're asking. Be there for the Victors walk. Stand up and cheer for Rich and the team as they are announced. Buy the towels. Scream and yell like crazy during the game.
I am totally of your frame of mind: we need to stop putting up with this stuff. So here's hoping that Rosenberg has just brought the rest of Wolverine Nation "All In"!
but agree 100% that those who have not been need to either go root for OSU or stop their negative remarks and get behind the guy who is going to lead us back to national prominence. I live in Nova Scotia Canada, so I won't be there, but I can tell you this: When UM wins you will hear me all the way in AA I will be screaming so loud. GO BLUE!!!!
All In !
I am so there, and coming from Boston. Can't wait to be there. Thanks for this post!
that's what she said
We are in the vanguard of the revolution against the MSM. Let's hear the band strike up Life During Wartime on Saturday. You don't need melody when you are at war.
this thread title plus "all in" is the worst combination in fandom history.
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