Football Display Case
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
If I could give RDT one piece of unsolicited advice it would be to ignore all unsolicited advice. I'd also mess up the subject verb agreement, and inadvertantly commit a minor NCAA infraction while doing it.
That awkward moment when you reply to something with a joke, and then realize that it's the exact joke being made by the person to whom you are replying.
But in all honesty RDT, we all appreciate what you do, and I personally love getting recruiting analysis from an outside perspective (one without maize tinted glasses). However, your choice is your choice, and you are in no way obligued to post the updates here, especially with a legitimate reason like that one, but they will be missed. Thanks for the info man.
But damn. With Aquaman and gobluegr MIA, RDT no longer posting his recruiting nuggets, there go two of the board's best informants for recruiting. Who will step up? Who is the hero that the MGoBoard needs?
USING GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF CAPS LOCK SINCE APRIL 2011
Did I miss something?
How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up 2 cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point? -Mark Harmon
Forget them. Do you son.
"It's the only place to get the inside story on Wolverine football, so blee bluhh tahh!" - Bo
What kind of person shares their thoughts on a team other than Michigan on this board?
Oh wait. Shit.
Syracuse '03, Michigan G'05
Space bitches, space.
This is an internet message board. Scout, 247, Rivals...they're wrong all the time. Everyone reports on rumors and "what they hear from friends." That's what this business is all about. If people read this board expecting everything to be fact, they are: 1) Idiots 2) Disappointed
I appreciate every bit of information you've shared and I am begging you to post more. Not just because I am Michigan Football addict, but because I appreciate getting the southern point of view.
Basically, if you stop posting, the terrorists win.
Thank you, Coach Hoke, for bringing Michigan back.
I agree with RDT. The trolls on this site ruin it. The neg bangs for honest questions or comments and so on are what drive people away. It even drives away hardcore UM fans and perpetuate the notion that UM fans are full of themself.
Get rid of the TROLLS
Grab a tissue and get over it.
Dang it I just read this on Rivals so I came here for confirmation. Nice picture, btw...
You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four. ~Dan Birdwell
It's truly amazing how much you are now quoted. That's actually kind of cool.
I was the first to complain about your posts getting picked up by the AP newswire...but it was only because you spread an incorrect rumor that reflected badly on our coaching staff and you also suggested we were full at DT which made absolutely no sense.
Nonetheless, this is a blog, you can say whatever you want, and I don't believe in censorship. Ok, so Brian is the only censor.
I too like your posts and your sharing the rumors you collect from your Bama high school buddies (your stated source I believe).
If you make a couple changes to how you post you won't have to worry about being mis- or over-quoted. So here are the top four recommendations for under-stating your posts and predictions.
Option 1) State your sources or how bad they are. If they are good then understate them. These are all just one rumor told to another guy and told to another guy from what I can tell. For example: "Just a bunch of bull from my Bama buddies!"
Option 2) Pretend your a credentialed reporter and verify your posts first. For example your "we're are not recruiting anymore DT" conflicted with all the pay sites and cw. Ty Isaac potentially committing over the next few weeks actually has a reasonable chance of happening (until he doesn't).
Option 3) Attach probabilities (really low ones) to your predictions. Folks always believe predictions more when they have numbers next to them ... even when the numbers are BS. For example: "Ty Isaac is committing this weekend with a 8.32% probability" (Note: really accurate numbers are even more believable)
Option 4) Start your posts with "Hi I'm RDT and I don't know s%#t! No one will pick that up. :-)
Of course we will all read past the understatements and still take them as gospel!
...just one man's opinion.
But I don't want to look like I'm happy you aren't posting anymore. This is like some kind of infinite loop.
I wish you would reconsider posting your recruiting updates, both the ones that are about Michigan and the ones that aren't. I thought they were interesting. As long as you weren't just blindly making things up (which it by no means sounds like you were), then I think it's fine as long as people take it with a little grain of salt. It's the people that blindly throw crap at a wall and see what sticks that are the problem.
So hopefully you will see fit with all the outpouring of support to continue. If not, it's understandable though.
4/23/13 - Denard Robinson's NFL Future, Part II
I will trade you some of my good ol' "up north, thick skin" for some of "y'alls down south recruitin news." DEAL???????
About you roll your tide once a month like a good lady and stay on the bama boards. Sec fans can't take any criticism because they are too busy rooting for each other like a nice little Mormon family.
I posted this in your previous post attacking RDT but I'll put it here too in case you didn't see it: Your points will return next month. No personal attacks.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
I enjoy your updates. Please reconsider posting something even once a month.
APRIL FOOLS! You're quite the trickster, RDT.
*three days off, but here's to hoping you just woke up from a drunken coma completely unaware of what day it is*
Your updates are good and me like too.
"Everyone gets dumped Gabe. Let me give you some advice: a little coverup on your Adams Apple will make it appear smaller. Which will make you appear less like a transvestite."
I've personally lost faith in humanity a long time ago, but some people believe since we are die hard fans to the same team that we all will like each other. The reality is that I hate a good portion of people I meet, so that being said it correlates that I hate a good portion of people that root for the same team as I do. The point I'm trying to make is to individual such as rolldamntide and ace who do a hell of job of getting information to the rest of us, do your best to not let some of the assholes who are on this board get to you. Your work is appreciated by the vast majority of us. Rolldamntide I hope posting recruiting updates becomes fun to you again soon and I look forward them in the future.
Just open another account and call yourself RoarDamnTiger and post whatever the hell you want.
Or BrutusDamnBuckeye and say every stupid thing you've ever wanted to say in your life.
Don't bother with SpartyDamnOn, nobody will even read it.
I also enjoyed reading the updates. Who cares if you are wrong once in a while. The 4-letter network became famous by throwing out as many rumors as possible because chances are one would be right...I vote that you keep going!
And yes, I realize that there isn't really a vote happening :)
Having the number 1 recruiting class means nothing without good coaches to mold the players into champions!
105 votes - Keep it rolling!
4 votes - Sorry to see you go
Too many stuck-up wanna-be witty dudes that bitch about everything is posted here.
We're not teaching them about sports, we're teaching them about life!
Wow! A Meriod!
This coming from a contributing member of the same group of "stuck-up wanna-be witty dudes that bitch about everything is [sic] posted here." You stay classy.
"so I will remain and be happy to share my thoughts on all things Alabama" .
Other than football, what other things are in Alabama?
RDT, I hope that you'll reconsider. I really enjoy your updates.
As far as recruiting, no one is right all of the time and my measuring stick is: (a) whether their information is more that I could pick up myself with just a little effort on the internet; and (b) whether that information is right more often than they're wrong. Your updates fit those criteria.
Don't let the trolls get you down
Why and what r u apologizing for? Quit being such a polite southerner, your contributions to this board are great.
My advice to you:
Follow YOUR heart and mind
I can see how you wouldn't want to negatively influence any recruits, either. Tremendous has hinted at the fact that he has to be a lot more careful with what he says now that he's more internet-famous.
Since you're ostensibly an Alabama fan first and foremost, it's completely understandable that you would prefer for your mgoblog rep (and even your internet rep overall) to be based on insightful commentary and general gentlemanliness, rather than your inside info.
It'll be sad to see your updates go, as I've read every one of them with childlike anticipation; but I get it.
dude . . . dude .... no way dude
I will fucking cunt punt the next person I hear about doing something like that, and I don't give a fuck if you SOR me, I WILL FUCKING ASSAULT YOU.
This is why we can't have nice things on the internet. Keep posting RDT.
"Wasn't that Michigan drive just great. That's like Patton riding into Berlin." ~Bob Ufer
That sucks bro. I enjoyed your updates. Hope you change your mind.
We should set up a super secret page where people can post recruiting updates that only we can see. Sounds like a great plan to me.
Greetings from Bolivia.
"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
I really don't get the obsession with RDT. Hes a good poster, but a 130-post thread about an apology he issued? Frankly, if he's just reciting "information" from his friends, he's probably right that he shouldn't start a thread about it. Stop acting like Mattison just left for Ohio.
I enjoyed reading the information, when it pertained to Michigan. Sorry to see it go, but it really isn't that big of a loss.
No need to apologize to this board, RDT. The updates were great and I am very sad to hear that we will be treated to them no more - the sort of information you were relaying bolstered this board's reputation as one of the best collegiate sports blog sites.
I sincerely hope you hang around and keep in touch with the MGoCommunity.
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
Follow the random tweets of a Michigan alum - http://twitter.com/#!/LorneEC3
He just admitted that the sort of information he relayed came from his friends.
Trolls gotta troll?
Touchdown Manningham! MICHIGAN WINS!
If Brady Hoke, Denard Robinson and Jordan Kovacs were my three best friends, they would probably give me some really juicy info. I have no idea what his fascination with "but his friends tell him that".
Who are Brian's sources? Who do reporters rely on for stories about Congress or whatever else? An awful lot of reporting is based on personal relationships, i.e. friends.
Need to apologize or stop RDT. If people are taking your notes, and running with it as gospel... then they are foolish. As you can see by the overwhelming response, people want you to continue. You have built a good reputation here.
This board is smart enough to sift through the mud, and filter out the likes of "Ace Williams". You and your sources, have proven to be more right then wrong. Don't let a few people, discourage you from continuing to provide insight... the majority here have your back. Besides RDT, you can't let these few, ruin a good thing for the rest us.
An Alabama guy fascinated by our recruiting. Man life is good.
as fun as it was reading some of your post early on, you sort of became a media whore, once people started commenting on how "refreashing" it was to get the perspective of someone we assume is an outside source... and now theirs this long spelled out apology, grabbing the attention of everyone once again! things slow down during this time of the year, as anyone thought it could be Brian's idea to create this RDT?!which i wouldnt blame him trying to increase clicks! everyone needs to relax, including all of those rich rod fans loving on this guy... if anything the freep experience should have tought you a lesson!