“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
Thank you. This is great on a night when there hasn't been much, "great".
he's applying joint compound to drywall. Having just spent the last month on an extension ladder painting my house, this photo gave me the willies and made me laugh at the same time.
very glad to hear
It did seem that too much was being inferred from that tweet.
He did say in his post that at first he was really insulted but changed his mind after reading the respect thread.
Hope something like this never happens again, but I think with more and more interviews going up more and more comments like these will pop up
I don't really see why you put this post up. It won't change how people feel on the "stop talking to 15 year olds without their parents permission" tangent (and actually more likely to get them riled up in this post as well) that the other thread got off on and it won't change the reactions to the "new policy" that Brian declared.
That being said, I am happy he is not offended.
his post contained some actual recruiting news. Correct me if I'm wrong, but his job on this site is to post recruiting news.
Plus, I think we all saw the post in the previous thread. I agree with several posters above, in that this either needed to be locked or wasn't needed at all.
I personally am not a fan of reports going around on Twitter and saying "follow me back" because it seems like begging to me. That being said, if the kid falls into the trap of letting any Tom, Dick, or Harry from the internet interview him, then he'll likely soon learn how much of a burden it can be. At that point he can continue giving interviews, or he can stop. I've seen kids do both. There are some kids who fall off the recruiting radar as they get ired of the process.
I also think some of these kids work on playing football well, attending camps, etc. for the notoriety. They like being interviewed. They like having their pictures plastered all over the internet. It's affirmation of their talent and hard work. They might not all make it to the NFL and get rich, but the "fame" is perhaps half the fun. For all we know, Teryn Savage is going to be a fairly highly touted recruit, and then he's going to fall to the bottom of the depth chart or get injured or just be mediocre (or, of course, he'll be great) and perhaps high school will be the highlight of his athletic life.
I e-gree to a certain extent, however...
The reporters, in this instance, are adults.
The 15-16 year olds are kids.
Why are we putting the onus on the kids when have supposedly have adults in the room.
That seems like an abdication of responsibility, and it's one I'm not comfortable with.
I understand interviewing 15 and 16 year olds is looked upon as being a necessary evil in the context of obtaining recruiting information.
However, twitter spamming and facebook stalking are not.
Sorry to double post but I feel like this point deserves it's own post...
Also, imagine if MGoBlog covered women's sports and women's high school recruiting.
How would most users feel about an adult male contacting 15 and 16 year old girls on Twitter, writing "follow me....follow me," and facebook stalking them for information, sans parental consent?
Followed by slapping their picture up all over the internet?
Just something to think about.
Maybe I'm sexist or stupid, but I think that's a whole different ball game. [I think] women are more sexually exploited, at least in American culture, so that would and should be a bigger concern. There are going to be negative things that would happen in either situation, but the vast majority of men can be interested in boys' high school sports without it being sexually awkward. I do not think the same could be said for girls' sports, where softball players, volleyball players, etc. are objectified and coveted for their looks.
I just want to throw it out there that talking to a recruit on a message board or tweeting at him, especially with "GoBlue" could be considered a secondary violation under NCAA contact rules. I say this because we had a recruit visiting the 11W forums and getting lots of upvotes and comments and it raised a call from the compliance office. Just something to keep in mind, I know there is a fine line.
The greatest value out of reading this thread is the +1 I just acquired from hitting save.
Might I remind everyone it was three short years ago we were discussing the entrails of three of the longest seasons anyone with a heartbeat can recall.
This must be how the chocolate cake tastes if grandma didn’t first wash her hands after mucking out the horse stall.