So on 97.1 they discussed Brandon Graham guaranteeing a victory on Saturday. This should get interesting.
EDIT: I tried fixing the title to make a better description. If anyone else has a suggestion, I'm all ears.
Maybe some other players will stand up and lay it all out there... And if it does not happen, not like it was expected...This is not a Walter Smith situation...
Just keep your mouth shut and play.
I was getting kinda tired of her endless chatter
Nothing I could say ever seemed to matter
So I took a little drive just to clear my head
I saw a flashing neon up ahead
It looked like a place to find some satisfaction
With a little less talk and a lot more action
I'm tired of the talk. It means nothing. Go out and do it.
Good! In this situation, at this point in his career, I love seeing this from BG!!!
Last time he did it, he had 3 sacks against MSU. If plays like that again then go for it.
game? I love me some BG but this seems...well stupid. Since BG is not stupid I say this is a fabrication.
I disagree that this is stupid. It's potentially his last game he is by far the best player on this team. He can gurantee whatever he wants for all I care. We know he's going to play his ass off regardless.
He can do whatever he wants. We see that every gameday. I think it is stupid bc we are obviously overmatched and I don't think an intelligent young man, like BG, would say that considering the facts.
How do we all know he is so intelligent?
How do we know you're a dick?
Oh, because you just needlessly and pointlessly challenged a football player's intelligence.
And not just any football player, but BG. Bite your tongue, sir.
emotion carries the day
I heard Graham say in the presser, "we will beat O State (pause) sooner or later". He didn't just come right out and say 'we will beat osu this year."
Taking the quote out of context just to make inane conversation. WDFN did the same thing briefly on Monday when Ryan Ermani(sp) said he "heard" that Rich Rod said Michigan can only beat osu with "a better team." What the coach actually said was "that Michigan will beat OSU when they have a better team then the one they are playing against."
The two quotes say two very different things. One throws his team under the bus and theother(the accurate one) states logically that the better team will win.
I hate it when 'journalists' take a phrase out of context and run with it like it's the absolute truth.
Wilbon's assinine comments about RR getting fired were the same way. From what I understand, his source with "an affliation close to RR says he's gone" turns out to be a former player of his from WVU. Yeah, that's a credible source. Trying to affect recruiting? duh!
If it was discussed on that station, I'm guessing it was nothing more than a fabrication by Valenti or Caputo.
Brandon Graham and all the others than have had to see their Michigan careers enshrouded in defeat, 'scandal', questions of their heart, their desire, etc deserve to come out and say something like this.
Brandon Graham guarantees that if every man on that team plays with the rage that he himself will on Saturday that this team will come out victorious. As has been the problem in many of our games this year, that just hasn't been the case.
Kudos to Graham for staying true to the colors of the jersey, not the name on the back as we have seen others do.
He can say whatever the hell he wants.
Normally I would hate this. Didn't he guarantee a win against MSU last year? This could fire up an OSU team that is possibly overlooking us. However, we can't drop any lower this season. Most are thinking OSU wins big...so if we lose, we are expected to. Maybe it will fire us up more than OSU. A win would be huge.
What's the harm? If this was 2006, I'd say it was pretty dumb.
Well in 2006 OSU was going to give it their all on every play no matter what...it was to play in the national title game.
In 2009, I can't help but think some of OSU's player's focus isn't fully there and we are seen as a joke.
Did Brandon Graham guarantee a victory? I say no, but I wasn't at the press conference.
Is it true, as our host and faithful reporter has told us elsewhere, that Brandon Graham said, "We will beat them... sooner or later. Hopefully it's this Saturday."
Explain yourself, 10th Year Senior. And explain this message thread title.
Unfortunately, they did not provide an audio bit or quote of any kind, but why would anyone expect that on the radio/freep/etc?
Seriously, though, they probably were twisting around that quote and conveniently left out the sooner or later bit. Right after the next commercial they started discussing whether Coach Rod should or shouldn't be given a 3rd year, so as always we should take what is said on the radio with a grain of salt. I just wanted to post that they were discussing it.
If you can change it, you should put "guarantee" in scare quotes like I just did, to, like, sort of signify, "He DIDN'T guarantee an OSU victory."
Here's a better thread title: "97.1 Butchers B. Graham Quote."
Good point, just changed it.
+1 for that. All in all, this was a worthwhile effort; to note yet another fact-butchering, truth-smothering, reality-mangling bit of worthless trashtalk from 97.1.
I'm sorry, but listening to that station is like subscribing to the Free Press.
Does anybody know; is there a place where these sportstalk program hosts have actually answer live audience questions, unfiltered by call screeners and without somebody to cut off a mic or a call if the questions get too hard? Really, is there a bar or a restaurant where these guys do live shows of any kind? Where you can call them on stuff that they have claimed or supported on the air? The more I think about it, the less I care. They mean nothing to Michigan. Michigan doesn't need publicity, or general sports fans to buy tickets to a half-empty stadium, or to make payroll or to bump up sagging ratings.
Valenti and Foster garbage on the radio. When I first heard them on the radio, I didn't know what to make of them. It didn't take me long to figure out how biased and hateful they are of Michigan. I swore right then and there that I would not listen to them again and I haven't. They are nothing but anti-Michigan biased scum and would like nothing more than to see RR and M fail for years to come. Valenti and Foster can kiss my Maize and Blue butt.
Also, I edited the title. If you have a better suggestion, I'm all ears.
He didnt. The clip is on youtube. He said sooner or later...hopefully saturday.
Valenti just twisting more stuff abt Michigan.
HE didn;t guarntee it but I heard Lomas Brown did.
I thought it was Rasheed.
His quote was, verbatim: "We will win, we will win eventually. And I really hope it happens on Saturday."
I will guarantee a Brandon Graham victory.
regardless of what happens Saturday.