I feel sorry for the people who actually have to be around you daily.
Our recoord over the last 3 years is a disgrace and RR needs to be held responsible.
I've never heard of this stat before. What has been our recoord the last 3 seasons? Does it have something to do with recruiting? Turnovers? Taste in music at banquets? Someone please advise, because it may be a very important thing to talk about in the next 1000 threads about RR/JH/DB/HBO/WTF/IDK/NTTAWWT/NSFMF/HOWEVA.
Also, somebody please make the voices stop.
Man, FUCK. YOU. Who in the fuck do you think you are disrespecting someone's kid. IMO getting at someone's kid or wife is grounds for getting your face caved in, and you can try to spin it all you want to, you dissed a 13 yr old kid. Hope you feel better about yourself douchebag. Neg on sight status is way too good for your troll ass, and yes you are a troll. I can tell by your cheesy assed, I'm trying way to hard to fit in user name, and your attention whoring posts. Luckily for you, you hide behind the anonymity of the internet because I really think the OP would have no with problem putting you through a wall.
Is your son available to file my taxes this year?
Granted, this blog isn't responible for that, yet the crazy and disheartening media/fan reaction likely are.
I don't know, man. Where do you think people go to gain insight on "fan reaction"? MLive? This blog has become pretty well-known and respected, and I can't think of anywhere else a person would go to take the pulse of the Michigan fanbase.
I love reading this blog and being an occasional participant. But frankly, outside of TomVH's informative updates and Tim's "Friday Night Lights" series, I think message board banter about recruits should be banned. And in fact, until the coaching issue is resolved, I would have no problem with Brian shutting the message board down completely. (Yeah, I know... go start my own blog, right?)
Great story, I was going to share one as well but didn't want to be put off by the Jack asses on the board, but you have shown me the way (and I am far enough down the thread it won't get much reaction).
I was traveling back to Michigan from the OSU game last week (in my rented car with Ohio plates so that it was left alone) when my phone rings. It is my 6 yr old son (7 next week) and he is just checking to see that I am OK. He tells me that we have everyone back and we will "get them" next year.
As I hung up the phone I was struck by the innocence of his UM fandom, no sense of entitlement, no overvaluing of being consistently good, no ego run amok. Here was a 6 yr old who cries his eyes out when we lose and he is still more worried about me than the loss. More hopeful than hateful. He knows, because I have taught him, that UM is the greatest football team ever and yet he doesn't act like a spoiled kid when we come up short. I was listening to the complaints of my car full of UM grads and decided right there, I had had enough. My kid is a better fan than 90% of the UM fans I come across and that is sad. He is a better fan than me.. He wants a Denard Robinson jersey for xmas and I have had second thoughts because I don't know if Denard will win his Heisman playing for UM... my son could give a rip
I couldn't be any more proud as a father, and any more sad for the state of a fanbase.
I feel like I just traveled back in time to last summer after reading the comments on this thread. Don't worry OP, this isn't your fault.
I always wondered if, when RichRod started winning games, the haters would bow out and hop back on the bandwagon under a different name. With 3 new trolls on this thread alone, I guess my question was answered. Haters gonna hate.
..trying to tell a 3 year old how to act and it is quite apropos.
The 'UNACCEPTABLE!!!' segment of the fan base that plugs their ears and goes 'nah, nah, nah, I'm not listening,' when any factor not blaming RR is considered as cause for the current state of the program, or the constant refrain of something like, 'I want my WINS and I want them NOW,' repeated incessantly while rolling on the floor and kicking their legs and pounding their little fists. They pretty closely resemble the behavior of a 3 year old, so your son is dead-on right.
Do you mean that he wins when MSU plays UM? too soon?
I have a 13yo son too. He still dreams of playing LB at Michigan.
Field Goals? He is 13 so start training him now so he can get a scholarship to this great university and score us tons of points. Sounds like a very intelligent boy, thanks for the post
Maybe it's over simplification of issues, but it can often offer clarification.
Except that, in the words of own athletic director, "Rich Rodriguez is our football coach for this season."
Brandon has never said anything about our coach for next season.