I apologize for the source, but it is what it is . . .
fair point that
I apologize for the source, but it is what it is . . .
I still refuse to click on the link though.
I don't expect anyone to click on the link but if I didn't post the link, people would gripe about not posting the source. Damn, Catch-22 Mgoblog etiquette!
Here's the Detroit News Link: http://www.detnews.com/article/20091027/SPORTS0201/910270439/1361/Corner...
And here's my post about alternatives to the Fr--p: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/alternatives-freep-michigan-messenger-and-more
Cant be good... In reference to the source or the context... Please, No Michigan DB hating God, NO!!!!!
Damn it. Missing class and workouts is an idiotic thing to do. What was he thinking?
He probably already had made his decision so why go to class and workouts
(actually I'm not sure if this works 100% in terms of stiffing the Freep from pageview $$)
edit the new link into yours if you can....
Most ad services just count the number of times that their ad shows up on a page and the number of times the ad is clicked on. So, fear not little MGo...uh...Goer, your conscience should be clear!
Forget about whether or not to click on a Fr--p link based on their ads and revenue. It's about trust. Why on earth would you trust that garbage site to inform you about anything?
Because a lot of posters here live in the Detroit area, and the Free Press is the biggest and best resource for local non-sports news. It's a bit moronic to demand people give up quality local news because the sports department shat the bed.
The guy seems to have gotten plenty of chances but insisted on continuing to act like a knucklehead. It sounds like his high school coach was among the many folks trying to steer him in the right direction but for whatever reason nobody could get through to him. A real shame to see a kid blow such a wonderful opportunity.
I just refreshed that article 15 times to make up for you fuckheads who think you're actually fighting the power, then feel the need to remind us with a dozen posts in every thread that vaguely mentioned the Free Press. Cue negging.
Now that wasn't very nice.
Nicely done sir!
are a BIGOT
There are at least 3 ND boards that have linked to the same article, betting they might get a few more hits.
I remember when TKoB set the record for most negged post with I think a -97 on 1 post post Iowa game. I'm surprised this hasn't gotten to that point, yet I'm sure it will.
this would be a bad loss at a position of need
from Wilcher, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's true. Could this be a Carson Butler kicked off the team type of thing where he's allowed back on 6 months? I don't know, but for now I tend to think Wilcher is telling the truth.
And Wilcher certainly wasn't coming to his defense at all, which is also interesting.
there goes our Cass Tech pipeline. [/sarcasm]
I wonder if they had any thing to do with it.
...doesn't work on the interwebs.
its a bummer that Cissoko didn't go as we hoped.
It's a shame that a kid would squander an opportunity like this.
It's also a shame that the kid came in so highly touted and had underperformed so greatly.
Perhaps this could mean his performance would have been better had his heart been in it. At the end of the day perhaps it is better for the team to rid itself of players whose hearts are not fully in it.
But still a shame.
I hope he doesn't pull a ,Boren or O'neil like move, (I know the situations are different) and go away and instantly start bashing the program. I don't think we could afford anymore of that.
Wasn't is Wermers who bashed the program, not O'Neil. IIRC, O'neil handled his departure with class.
My bad...For some reason I was thinking that I remembered something about O'Neil saying something but yes it was for sure Wermers and Bored
Word of advice to people who care about their points; don't call people "fuckheads".
Gee, and I thought I was being nice.
We could care less about the fuckhead. The negbang comes from clicking the refresh button. Fuckhead. [positive points for proof].
Oh, sorry that I don't pretend to stage another lunch counter sit in on the Free Press
and getting negged is appropriate if you are deliberately trying to provoke IMO.
HOWEVA, I have to say IMHO the Freep boycott is overblown. To each his own, and if you don't want to read them that is understandable and cool with me, but to me they are like any source--you read them and understand the perspective, and if you still find value then good for you. I have never stopped going to them as one source for M articles, and it will take more than an idiot reporter to change that--for me anyway.
And one more controversial statement: the fact that the NCAA has moved to the next phase, far from being "nothing," is in fact a sign that they believe there is enough evidence from the investigation so far to continue the process. That means there is something to the allegations--it DOES NOT MEAN we have committed major violations. But it does mean that the lead NCAA investigator believes it is worth continuing, after interviewing people for more than a month.
We have a recent rash of posters trying to make themselves the center of attention on threads.
"Rash" is a good word for it.
I would wish the guy luck, but I don't like him.
As a player or a human? Or both?
Do you know him personally?
Nope. I didn't like him as a player (except as a kick returner), and I haven't heard anything good about him personally.
This probably is not the time to be stating your dislike of a 20 year old kid who you have never met. This issue goes well beyond football. Missing class, workouts, and whatever isnt the problem. The problem is what caused him to do so in the first place. He could be a really troubled kid right now. And thats just what he is a KID.
He is just a kid.
I didn't realize I was required to like every 20-year-old just because he/she is young.
I saw enough in 38 secs to draw my own conclusion
He's just a kid. You're not allowed to dislike him, even if he acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, acted cocky when he didn't do much, got in trouble with the police, got suspended from the team, and then got kicked off the team. You know, because likable, good kids get kicked off major college football teams all the time...
I never said you cant dislike him. What I am saying is that voicing that sentiment publicly after he was dismissed for the team is probably not the best idea and shows more of your character than his.
He is 20 years old and is clearly not making good decisions right now. However, that does not mean that he is a bad person or anything. He is young and we have no idea whats going on in his life right now.
One person gets kicked off a football team...
...another person says he didn't like the aforementioned person...
...and my character is more in question than his?
I won't apologize for not liking a Michigan player. I know my opinion isn't popular, but I'm not a follower. I voice my opinion and you can do what you want with it. But the kid got kicked off the team. It's not a stretch to say that he might have character issues.
Hes also still a kid trying to figure out life and still in the developing stages.
You are more than likely older than say 25 or 30 and therefore you publicly saying you dont like a kid who made a bad choice is more an indication of your character to me. Cissoko still has room to grow and mature.
Are you serious? Every 20-year-old has the chance to grow and mature. Does that mean nobody can dislike a 20-year-old?
If I said I disliked LeGarrett Blount, who punched a Boise State player and then went after some fans, would you (the general "you", not the individual "you") be so offended? I mean, he's just a 22-year-old kid. What about the douchebag housemate I had in college? He was only 21. Can I not dislike him?
Yes, speak truth to power. Nobody else has the courage to talk bad about an expelled college student. You brave, brave man.
This is not the only time I've gone out on a limb on here. And this is not the only time I've gone out on a limb in my life, either.
I'm not saying it takes courage to say what I'm saying. I'm saying that I'm not going to just go with the flow because I'm afraid of what any of you will think of me or support him blindly just because he plays for Michigan.
The helmet he wears has no effect on my opinion of him. Many Michigan fans are blinded by the winged helmet.