Was just watching Around the Horn when the entire Around the Horn crew ripped on Rich Rodriguez for his "You wanna hang me from a building?" comments. They said he needs to stop making everything about him and the wording bothered them. First of all, it bothers me that it seems like you can't say anything these days without offending someone. Second of all, all he is doing is telling people to calm down and things will be okay because it is just one loss. He isn't making it all about him. It's the media that always makes it about him and tries to come for his head at the first sign of trouble. Give the guy a break.
Around the Horn rips Rodriguez for postgame comment
i love sports shows, but we don't need the opinions of 4 people to set a negative image about our program. Shows like this were cool at first, but they do make things way too personal. heck the comment wasn't meant for them as they probably aren't fans, so i wouldn't even consider them relevant for comment!
Is Mariotti even on the show anymore since he has been convicted of woman beating?
beat women he was a zero. He used to write for the Chicago Sun-Times, the best comparison I have for him is that he was to Chicago what Drew Sharp is to Detroit. Nobody liked him, I've heard his daughter used to get booed in the hallways at Stevenson HS. And she probably deserved it.
Anything relating to ESPN generally pisses me off. First of all, Denard takes a solid drop in the Heisman poll because of the MSU game. Whether it was deserved or not, I hate the hype that organizations like ESPN (and others) place around one athlete so early in the season, then they have one bad game (sorry they are HUMAN), and all of a sudden they fall off the radar. Give it up already.
Second, I hate the way they fricking analyze every word that rolls out of the lips of a coach. Like it was already said, RR wasn't trying to make this loss about himself; he was simply trying to say that the fan base (and others) shouldn't come down on him because of one game. And that's a fair statement.
Can't stand Around the Horn. They're loud and think they're witty when they're not. The show is filled with rejects just waiting to get called up to the majors on PTI when one of their guys is on vacation.
Mariotti, Woody Page. These are the sages of our age.
They're like a modern Plato and Socrates.
Play Doh and SoCrates Johnson.
Who's Kool-Aid are you sipping?
Forgive me Lloyd.
Can anyone read the word sage and not think of Zelda Ocarina of Time? Cause I cant.
Newsflash - Around the Horn blows.
Pun intended. Zing!
But really, that show is terrible.
Even Tony Reali probably agrees with you that Around the Horn is terrible.
I really like Reali too. Wish he wasn't on that show.
He doesn't have a choice......you saw Mickey with the Jonas Brothers in that South Park episode. That guy is crazy!!!!!!!!!!! Reali won't cross the boss.
Too funny, thanks for the laugh. Though i do agree they are nothing but a group of douche bags.
Opinions are like __________________. Everyone has one, but some are more ________________ than others.
Ya know, I don't mind PTI and Around the Horn, but I have this sneaking suspicion that it's just the male version of NBC Today and The View.
Bwak bwak bwak bwak.
Where's the spit flying in all directions? Where's the drool?
ATH is like the farm team for PTI which in turn is a farm team for Sports Center. Basically someone from PTI goes on vacation, they call up some ATH regular. Sports Center has a guy goon vacation or have some time they need to fill, they get a PTI guy to rant about something.
If you meant to type go on, instead of goon, but it works better that way.
That show doesn't work unless RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION!!!11!
Doesn't surprise me, honestly.
I'd rather know what Drew Sharp thinks than those yahoos.
as he doesn't go around slapping himself in the face during a postgame press conference we should be fine
ATH sucks but I do like the PTI guys.
Shouldn't that one fag on that show be off getting arrested again? Why don't they use that as a topic on that dumbass show.
Fag doesn't mean what it used to mean anymore.
Tell that to all the gay kids who've been killing themselves.
It used to mean a bundle of sticks or some cigs. But I'm pretty sure he meant what you thought he meant, so, while technically correct, it's kind of like he used the wrong formula but still came out with the right answer.
E-FACT: Broken clocks are right twice a day.
That right. Doesn't it mean "biker" now?
It's really mean to gay people to associate gayness with Jay Mariotti.
Wow. Wish I could neg more for bigotry.
By my calculations, you can neg 735 times.
While Jay Marrioti is a douche, im pretty sure his arrest was due to a domestic disturbance with a female.
Hmmm.... maybe she was putting moves on his man...
I read this as just an immature comment...not a bigoted one...like all the fans that just say 'ass' 'shit' or who make attacks on player like Ezeh who works hard every week with his only 'salary' being a scholarship. I mean if a football player killed himself from all the crap we say on this board, would you feel guilty. The F** word rarely is invoked to mean actually homosexuality, ala the south park episode. I will not read bigotry into this...just a childish immature comment.
Not really the appropriate place to delve into it, and points are doing their job so I'll keep my opinion on this as short as I can:
I think that's a total cop out. It's a deragatory term for a gay person. The fact that people have co-opted it to use it as a term which means "bad" just shows how horribly ingrained (and wrong) it is. He called the guy that word in an attempt to potray him in a negative light. Plug in the N-Word and it has the same effect. And I hardly think if he used that word instead anyone would call it "immature." The only difference is( for some reason which is still lost on me) the use of "fag" is way more socially acceptable today.
Just an observation: I speculate that the co-opting of the F** word has been accelerated because it is easier (than other bad characterizations) to use as an adjective to describe particular actions that people see as 'girly'. I suppose if I am on the dance floor, someone might say that I am dancing awfully 'white'. But it seems like calling someone a 'girl' tends to be a bigger smack-talk among guys. I am not saying that is right but I have definitely heard that context being abused the most. (BTW...I am not defending this guys stupid comments)
I would agree that these comments are prevalent and not always intended to be hurtful. We need to change the connotation of that word and if it takes a few overreactions and a few hurt feelings so be it. To quote Dan Savage,
Gay kids are dying. Fuck feelings.
To use a slur like that is totally unacceptable in any circumstances.
I kind of agree.. It was a stupid comment yes, but I don't really care that much about being politely correct. IMO, the comments I read about certain M Players in the MSU Live Blog were much more disheartening and pissed me off more than this one.
It's just annoying that it's so hard to find any reliable sports sources these days. The members of this blog, specifically those with a ton of MGoPoints, are the only ones I can really rely on these days for good information. Heres a thank you to all of the blog for keeping me (and im sure many others) sane.
Hate to be a commercial, but about the only sports radio that doesn't induce vomiting. Has sense, entertaining.
I switch over there when Drew and Mike are calling up an old person or someone who was caught jacking off at work
THAT SHOW IS TERRIBLE
P.S. That show sucks.
...almost nobody watches ATH on a regular basis anyway. It's like that ages-old zen koan:
If somebody rips RR and nobody is around to hear it, did he really get ripped at all?
Is it a television version of sportstalk radio? If so, I know as much about it as I care to...
It's a show on ESPN, where four sports writers from around America basically argue over different sports subjects and score points based on their argument from the host of the show.
I'm sure Dave Brandon is distraught at this news.
Damn straight he is. He's got Harbaugh on the line now.
Did they say anything on Saban cursing at his press conference?
That's a negative Ghost Rider.
the thought never crossed your mind?
It bothers me that you're bothered by other people getting offended by something that somebody said. Especially when said offendees are paid to have opinions that they may or may not actually hold for the sake of a television show.
Around the Horn : "rips X for Y" :: Vanna White : turning the letters. It's both their MO and sole purpose in life.
Whenever I hear someone state a stupid or douchey sports opinion, I always think to myself, "Wow, you're pretty sharp, you should be on Around the Horn buddy".
ATH is probably where they heard it in the first place.
You mean to tell me that Woody Paige, J.A. Adande, and Tim Cowlishaw do not agree with something a coach said? On a show predicated on talking heads generating 22 minutes of conflict a day?
Kids in the Hall gets an upvote for sure.
Dumb show. Too bad we can't neg them.
Coach Rod can't catch a break from the media. All the guy has ever done is care about young men, be a stickler about going to class, run a tight ship regarding keeping kids on the straight and narrow (very few discipline problems), and make a mistake that most teams have made regarding practice time.... and for his reward all he gets is demonized at every opportunity. The guy has to live up to an impossible standard - perfection.
When I look at what he looked like when he took this job (youthful and vibrant) vs. what he looks like today (vibrant but hardly youthful anymore), sadly, in 3 short years Coach Rod's face has become a roadmap which shows the enormous pressure this guy has been under.
He is a good human being. He deserves better
It bothers me that it seems like you can't say anything these days without offending someone.
So it offends you when someone is offended?
/sarcasm - I am also getting tired of it as well
I think RR should be taking the heat. He is the head coach of this team so when they fail he should be called on it, when they win he should get the credit. I don't think he should be getting railed for one loss, but with the 24/7 sports media they are constantly looking for something to talk about.
not that i take what they say seriously but i have always loved the idea of scoring debates
I like the premise, but the fact that they're all sensationalist, unoriginal, loud, and critical hacks makes the show inane and unwatchable. If ESPN scored a rational debate on a legitimate question (like the stipend for athletes question), they'd have a great show.
I don't recall any follow up questions at the press conference that shared their sentiment. RR was clear in the context that he wasn't going to let the loss bring him and the team down. They are moving on, and so are we.
tk47 rips the stupid fucks on Around the Horn, and any moron that takes anything they say the least bit seriously
he's allowed to be uptight sometimes, or maladroit. Hell, catch me around the house at certain points of any given day. Living under the microscope can't be easy; he's handled it pretty well, given. . .
I don't want to hang him from the building yet. Greg Robinson..yes. There was some poor coaching the defense doesn't make any strides and at this point I think we all know it's not going to get any better any time soon. It must really suck for our guys on offense going into every game knowing they have to score 40 to win it. Someone start a website or something please. FireGregRobinsonandhisatrociousdefensiveschemes.com
The next time there is anything interesting or even remotely insightful on Around the Horn will be the first time.
That show really, really sucks.
consider yourself lucky.
This coming from the same source (Woody Page specifically) that said in Jan/Feb 2008 that RR should be suspended because of his buyout drama and the fact that he was on the sideline for the bowl game against Florida? Surely you jest.
Around the Horn is a short segment from 4 idiots that don't know anything more than just that comment. They my as well put Drew Sharp on there and have him talk negative about the Chilean minors coming out..........everything with them is negative.