Nuf said (yes I know it was in the blog post by Brian).
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Brian was great (as usual). I loved the: MGoBlog is the largest sports blog in the US (paraphrased).
EDIT: With all the exposure MGoBlog is getting, Brian better call his brother and warn him about the increased traffic that is sure to occur.
Yep, good job by Brian. Mitch was his usual condescending douche.
He's just pissed that Tuesday Recruitin' has surpassed Tuesdays with Morrie in popularity.
That's pretty much how I expected it to go. I don't think Albom is going to be a fan of the m go blog dot com anytime soon.
I would have thought that Albom would have known a bit about Brian and MGoBlog before having him on instead of asking questions like what is your day job and how do you make a living off of a blog. Maybe it was an informational setup but either way kinda strange IMHO
Guys, Mitch did that on purpose to let Brian advertise his Blog. This is pretty common place!
Love to listen to it if anyone can give me a link....
After listening to this interview, I further realize how far detached from the real world Mitch is. It's hard to look at an issue from 40,000 feet.
I'm sure he knows what MGoBlog is, but just like the Free Press, doesn't want to acknowledge it. There's no way that people from ESPN, Detroit News, and AnnArbor.com know about it, but the Free Press is on some imaginary island.
Mitch also knows that blogs, especially the biggest football blog in the country, can be profitable. That's his way of making it seem like the blog has less credibility, and relevance.
Mitch hasn't heard of your blog?
Funny, after Brian's interview was a commercial for U of M Hospital's colonoscopy program.
Is this a case of Mitch biting the hand that feeds his show?
Mitch is just following Freep policy, which requires all Freep employees to feign ignorance as to Brian's existence.
Now Mitch is pretty angry and attacking bloggers and the internet.
That the Free Press story was the old fashioned method of double checking, triple checking a question before posting and that Brian is a Google master.
He's also constantly interrupting the caller and not letting him get his points across so as to further his own agenda.
What a tool. I hope he's not one of the 5 people I meet in heaven.
Whoever the other guy is is an asshole and putting words in the callers mouth, sayin he is calling 18 year olds stupid. This is probably the worst talk show I've ever heard.
I had to turn it off because it was just The Sports Reporters on radio. Yelling on top of yelling and nobody listening to the other's arguments. I feel dummer for having listend to Mitches show.
his role on the show is to basically agree with whatever Mitch says, by which he simply chuckles and goes "hehe, yeah" for two hours a night.
Wish this lawyer would point out the irony of his MSU 2005 Final Four article?
Mitch is such an arrogant douche the way he talks down to everyone who disagrees with him. Notice how he attacked Brian and Charles (the caller/Mgoblog contributor) after they were both off the air? That seems to happen every day on his show.
With print media going down the tubes, Mitch and his sidekick are terrified of losing their jobs. They aren't even listening to the caller. They are in defense mode.
Mitch is losing credibility by the second.
Byline- St. Louis
even though I'm not here.
Mitch is defending his employer and WJR broadcasts MSU football and basketball.
Great job, I loved it when he asks "What is THE MGoBlog?"
lol....guy on right now says "I don't believe that blogger, you can find anything on Google"
and follows that up with: "I don't believe Rich Rod because he choose his words carefully in his press conference."
That's almost as lame as Valenti and Foster having "proof" that Rodriguez is lying. That proof? He was crying.
Holy shit, I can't believe what an ass Mitch is! I've seen him on the Sports Reporters several times and he seemed very reasonable. He is a raving lunatic this afternoon!
Those guys are idiots. What the heck was Ken Brown trying to even say? The attorney that called in made some pretty good comments to which those two bozo's had no reply.
I couldn't listen anymore after Mitch asked the attorney how many football players Brian interviewed. Why would Brian have to interview any? But, I will give Mitch credit; he acknowledged that he was a Freep "homer" (which pretty much caused the remaining airplay to be coated with a brown viscous substance).
Yeah, that 'Google Master' comment was very witty Mitch, very droll. Hahahahahahahahahaha not.
Could you imagine how Morrie felt having to spend every Tuesday with this blowhard. He probably couldn't wait to die.
It is obvious that Mitch never has read MGoBlog. You would think anyone with a brain, oh, wait --- never mind.
This is the same Albom, mind you, who remains adamant that Chris Webber could have never taken cash from Ed Martin, because Albom "never saw it" (and because it would have contradicted half of what he wrote in the Fab Five book). What a joke.
i wouldnt expect a newspaper man to be to friendly too the bloggers. blogging has largely destroyed the newspaper industry. case in point, the freep does investigative journalism (say what you will about the hack job rosenberg did, it still counts as investigative) and then this website takes hits off of the freep's work.
btw, it goes without saying that mitch is an arrogant, pompous, biotch who cheated far worse than anything of which RR is accused.
oops.....we haven't forgotten this Mitch:
When reading that story they make reference to the Freep's ethics policy and provide a link. When you click on the link it says,"The page you're looking for cannot be found." No shit. That's hilarious.
and look out the window. "What is Mgoblog?"-priceless! Obviously spending Tuesdays with Morrie wasn't enough!
in a bang-your-head-against-the-wall, poke-your-eye-out-with-a-stick sort of way . . . .
Are you the shadowy figure known only as "Brian"? What is this BLOG to which you refer? Does it dwell in the INTERWEBS? Does it use the GOOGLE? Do you get your money through the TUBES?
Other highlights of the post-Brian phase of the show:
(1) Shouting down MGoBlog contributor Charles to (falsely) accuse him of accusing freshman football players of being too stupid to be allowed to speak.
Reality check: Freep article says the players they interviewed (even those no longer with the program) "agreed to talk only if they were not identified because they said they feared repercussions from the coaching staff." But, of course, there's no problem quoting CURRENT freshmen Hawthorne and Stokes BY NAME in the article, without giving them any opportunity to remain anonymous (or even telling them the purpose of their interviews). And then the authors surmise that these players "apparently [are] unaware of the rules," even though their comments do not suggest that they were asked any questions that would implicate the crucial mandatory/voluntary distinction drawn by the rules. So, who exactly is belittling these players and calling them stupid?
(2) Later caller notes that Rodriguez cried and expressed concern for his players at his press conference, but supposedly never denied that rules were broken. Mitch helpfully chimes in, "I noticed that too!"
Reality check: Moments into press conference, Rodriguez says:
"[Barwis] has always complied with the rules, as has our entire staff. We know the rules and we comply by the rules. We have a very transparent program . . . ."
Q: With everything you said there, there was no implicit [explicit?] denial of everything that went on. [Uh, were you listening?]
Rodriguez: "We completely complied by the rules, the hours and all that, always have and always will. Again, you must understand, again, it was misleading. Sometimes the players, when you ask them about hours, and understand the treatments, the medical treatments do not count, study hall does not count, other aspects of the hours do not count toward your hours allowance."
Q: Can you explain your Sunday practices . . . .
Rodriguez: "I'll just say it as politely as I can - we want to talk about Western. As I said, we completely complied by the rules in all aspects."
Yeah, sounds really vague and equivocal. Can you please just answer the question, did you comply with the rules?!?!
I could go on and on, but as Brian has noted, it's easy to just make s*** up and tiring to continue to have to knock it down. Keep up the good fight, everyone!