He made Domino's delicious.
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
He made Domino's delicious.
and he was feeling down? The whole media is yelling at him to make a decision, recruits are calling for it, RVB mentioned that he wants DB to say something...
Dave probably came to MGoBlog to find out why we all think he's great.
Howard Stern signs on with Sirius Radio for another 5 years!
of girls riding sibians
Not going to lie, I love the pizza tracker.
I hear Bolivia is nice this time of year...
You should be pos-banged back into the black for this comment. You have served your time sufficiently in Bolivia. Time to come home.
I wonder what he originally did to get that far in the hole?
Its all in my signature. I was drunk and frustrated after the Iowa game and started a losing faith in RR post. After sobering up I realized I deserved it.
riding solely on the back of captain piccard facepalm picture posts.
but you forgot the jiggly boob gif. posts as well.
That is an important thing to consider. He may have done something unspeakable. Maybe made fun of Brian's hair, tried to discount the "decimated defense" study etc...
When I get out of here there will be a movie deal for me like the Chilean miners.
There hasn't been such a simple reply that has made me laugh this hard in a while... kudos
I wonder if Brian is sitting at home, in front of his laptop, just fuming about these threads. Anyone know?
maybe he had a dark sense of humor and sat back and giggled for a while, then deleted the thread.
I picture him sitting there with handfulls of his own hair and clumps of it surrounding him on the couch. He has a far-away stare on his face and he has spilled his OJ on his keyboard.
More likely, he's probably still sleeping. Damn all those that get to work from home!
I picture him surfing porn, and occasionsaly checking the blog....as far as I hear his time dedicated is 80% porn, and 20%mgoblog.....thats the rumour.
The naked man with the mustache always soothes me.
That's what she said?
You know about the guy who invented it? I hear all kinds of things. Supposedly, he was born in a mental institution. They say he only sleeps one hour a night. You know about this guy? "Brian"?
to porn?! Can anyone say intervention?
That number is dangerously low. Right?
He needs our help to get that closer to 95%
Is the reconsider minimum!
an actual sketch of what Brian looks like today.....notice the big arm from all the porn.
I had no idea Brian is left-handed
that he dropped into several posts this year.
Brian, I kid because I love.
No, seriously, it got creepy.
I only been a member since the start of football season, but I have followed the blog for years. I know it is that down period where people are grasping for ideas to talk about, but really? Especially considering the majority of last week was spent talking about Brandon over and over. I always say, "I need to stop clicking on threads I think may be dumb." But, I can't!!!! It's like an insane addiction.
If Brain "fumed" about every insipid thread started on his blog, he would probably be in a hospital by now. I don't know how he has been able to take the last few weeks, but I'm glad he didn't sound any worse for the wear on the radio today.
Okay, "fuming" may be a bad word. But he must get a little annoyed. Right?
He's a saavy businessman who's main, but not only, purpose is to maximize revenue. Over time, he'll achieve that goal with many BCS Championship appearances.
Nothing to do with the above, but he took a ridiculous paycut to become Michigan's AD.
a Michigan man.
#2- He played for Bo.
#3. He has an established business track record.
#4. He understands the athletic, business and academic issues needed for an AD.
Those appear to be Pizza Hut breadsticks to me. I could be wrong though, I haven't had Dominos in years, shh don't tell DB.
Agreed, definitely Pizza Hut breadsticks. Which definitely beat Domino's (sorry DB).
Mmmmm forgot about the cheesy bread. Haven't had Domino's in a while. The taste is coming back to me just looking at the picture.
Lava Cake? I'm pretty sure this was DB's own decision.
It all goes to the same place.
So does filet mignon and spam but I'd much prefer the filet
I'm a Howie Bread fan myself...soaked in butter and covered in Parm....MMMmmm
Related to the OP, he was also a Regent for the University for some time after being a Regent (Board of Trustees?) for CMU in the 90s.
So, let me get this straight. Dave Brandon has years of experience raising money, running large companies, a degree from Michigan, a football background, a love of athletics and comprehensive knowledge of effective marketing strategies?
Why would anyone pick HIM? Didn't they look at his resumé?
haha yeah first thing I thought was, "Hm, he played Michigan football, has been successful in almost every aspect of business, loves the university, already lives in the Ann Arbor area. What is he missing?"
I guess he hasn't cured any diseases yet so there's that...?
I can't wait for future posts entitled "Coaching Change," "Player Injury" and "Team Wins"
That's too much information. Why not just "Michigan?"
Or just "OFF TOPIC" and nothing else
Let's just do "TOPIC"
Want to twist this thread into a more interesting one? YakAttack?
what should we talk about?
This game is hilarious. I always get crazy looks when I play it in class though....
come from video games right?
Its been pretty cold down here in NC this week. I had to scrape my windows this morning!
and that looks terrifying
looks like a beer bong to me.
can you tell it's my last day of finals?
I dunno if i would trust whoever was on the roof. but if it was my last day of finals... i'd probably trust them
but what is that thing coming out of his pants? I thought it was his belt, but it looks like a night-stick...
Granted... i probably shouldn't have looked long enough at this picture to notice this, but now you all will too
that it is some kind of weapon to which the ammunition is around his body.
That HAS to be the Pig Man that Kramer was looking for in the hospital. Weeeeeeeeee! Look at that snout.
I've had this deleted before...
looks, like I am stuck with it. I hope we get more CC threads to clutter the board so it just moves on down.
I could flow with the "last day of finals" comment but we've already covered finals in a previous thread. So . . . beer bongs it is!
Classiest wedding ever?
This is amazing!
mention the octabong?!
Well played, Wisconsin, well played.
But it doesn't look that moblie.
we just used a car key
Cars had winshields
and didn't need roads
(yep, my jeep)
but outstanding thread Jack Yak and Profit.
I look forward to revisiting this thread in an hour and laughing inanely
Who the F is Jack Yak?
Will I get any work done this afternoon?
Can't say yes...
FWIW, I've had to take a dump for the past 30 minutes but have been holding it so I can get updates as to the direction this thread takes . . .
Awesome... well done sir.
+1 trillion to you
I'm just wasting the next 14 minutes till my lunch hour.
And in case you really need to go take a dump:
if Hermie the elf is gay and is that Jack in the Box drunk on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
This should get interesting.
I was purposely not reading this thread. I decide to give in, and realize I was being paged.
Wait, you're one of those headcases that wallows in self-loathing and gets off on stirring up shit on message boards.
I have been thouroughly unimpressed with DB so far.
That said he was a successful (?) CEO who said it would be a dream to come be the AD at Michigan. I don't agree with the "pimp hand" meme that he can do no wrong. I think he is doing a horrible job right now with how he is handling the coaching "situation." I don't agree with putting us in a different division that OSU in the re-allignment. He does have more years to learn the job and hopefully he will end up as one of the greats. Time will tell if this waiting game was something that could have been avoided, but as of now I think it is his greatest mistake as AD.
really think Brandon could have done a ton about the division thing, even if he wanted to? Sure, he could have fought and fought, but in the end, U of M is only one team in a conference of 12.
Also, he has done a great job "cleaning house" and trying to remove some division within the department (See: Morris, Jamie).
Yes, coach search is worrisome, but he's operating with a lot more info than any of us.
Hypothetical. I like pizza. You don't like pizza. You can tell me how bad pizza is for a long while, but I will still enjoy it. Thank you for your opinion.
that you used Pizza for that analogy in this thread. Certainly not an accident, but I still like it!
I think he gets the little things right but he is batting .000 when it comes to major issues. I'd much rather have a gaffe-prone dolt that gets all the major decisions right than DB.
and I hate to add to this topic, but isn't it possible that Brandon is trying not to repeat the same mistakes as Bill Martin. You know, like not having your hand forced to the point where your first two candidates are say "No, thanks". Again, he has a lot more information than any of us, and until this ends one way or another, I think you have to reserve judgment.
In a year, he's oversaw the transition to a new stadium, installed lights into the stadium, arranged for the first night game in the history of the program, and arranged for a OOC game with Alabama where Michigan will be handsomely rewarded. And that's just football.
Yeah, I'm unimpressed too.
Seriously though, what are we going to get on him for? Not coming out and saying that Rich Rod is the coach for next year? I'm not sure RR comes back next year or not, but while there were strides made, I think the bowl game NEEDS to be part of the evaluation process. If we look great in the bowl game, then certainly RR would likely be deserving of coming back. But if we get blown out by Miss. State, do you still think he should come back? Why does DB have to be hasty with his decision? I don't buy the recruiting argument either. If DB says RR stays, then there should be no issue. If a new coach comes in, while that may turn away some recruits, wouldn't that also open up new recruits that would have a newfound interest (for example Stanford's stellar class). Remember guys like Shaw, Roundtree, and Odoms who became interested in us only after RR came in.
If DB's decided to fire RR and bring in someone else, what does announcing it do for us? If he doesn't have anyone pegged for the job, then I really don't think RR should be fired. Having an extended vacancy during which a coaching search is conducted is worst then having a coach whose status is somewhat unclear. If he's decided to hire a certain coach, and for argument's sake let's say Harbaugh, I still don't see why you can't announce it after the bowl game. The kids here like RR, and they and RR should be rewarded by getting to play for RR in the bowl game regardless. Moreover, I think Jimmy really wants to coach Stanford in their BCS bowl even if he leaves for another college or an NFL gig, and in a sense that's only fair to the university and to the kids he's coaching.
Yes, I (me, not you, but me) am unimpressed with him. I (not you, but me) place a higher value in some things (coaching stability, recruiting, the holding of the game at the last game of the year) over things like lights on the football stadium. Thanks for your opinion. My opinion is still mine. You won't change it. Thanks for trying. Again, I like pizza, you don't. Good for us.
Non-confrontational and well reasoned. This is a rational view on what DB is currently doing. I happen to agree, but this is beside the point. There is a lot of negging going on for disagreeing with other people's opinions, thereby turning this board into a popularity contest instead of a place for rational discussion. If you want to hate on people for disagreeing with you, go to mlive. If you want to read well thought out points, read mgoblog (this discounts 470000000000000 threads per day about coaching changes and other miscellaneous crap)
I'd rather talk about Dave Bandon
Nothing will make me laugh this hard again today.
Nothing will make me laugh this hard again
Thanks for the edit. That is, of course, what I meant to type.
raise me up.
there should be 500
That you are below that threshold, yet still advocate for it to be raised.
I like it!
I would gladly forfeit my right to post until I get to 500 if it means we have a better board.
this board is usually a great diversion throughout the day, but it's been so poor as of late...I would give up my right to post if it means a better board as well
Dave Brandon has more intelligence in his right pinky toe than many of the "doubters" on this thread
Then pos-bang me...just once.
Or I'll just double post
So Brandon was in charge of a corporation that generated over a billion in revenue worldwide, oversaw 150,000 employees, and you think this he has the saavy or is qualified to be our AD? On top of that, he's a former alum that played for Bo. Geez, are you being serious or are your standards just insanely high?
he was on the board of regents and knows how things get done at the university.
they've still got their jackets on. Looks like you've got a long way to go
...which means that he understands a lot about U-M processes and politics, as well as being familiar with the other Regents, and probably having a lot of trust from them.
Athletic Departments are run like a business, so they brought in a guy who knows how a big money business works. Also the fact he is a former player helped too. But we all know its because Mary Sue wanted to be hooked up with some free Dominos.
You just broke the conspiracy. Congratulations!
I'm a little disappointed that all of our hard work above was not enough to keep people from responding to the OT with an actual discussion about Brandon's credentials. Oh well. Back to work!
I try very hard. But it's like an insane addiction.
Looking at the amount of points you have, I'd hardly say you work. My guess is your a student, attending on his "Mom and Dad's" dime.
Oh, and learn how to spell and use quotation marks properly.
guessing that was Leroy Jenkins.
My guess is your a student
And judging by your grammar, my guess is that you're NOT a student.
sounds like someone is a lil testy. Loss of points hurt your self-esteem?
Bullying is not the answer.
Man that shit's good!
I'm most interest in the fact that somehow, during the last week, DB has gone from "David" to "Dave."
This thread is like pure gold in text/jpg form. I'm trying to avoid laughing so as not to lose my job.
Your job is clearly getting in the way of your MGoBlog enjoyment.
I think we both know what you need to do.
Men-3 (DB, Jessica Simpson's new husband, and Nick Cannon)
Want to see a funny reaction...ask Dave how he felt after Bo asked him for a small donation to Michigan.
i log into this thread, read interesting things on Brian. Surfed some porn, now Im starving.
by UM to hire Brandon based on his credentials, because I think he seems like a really sharp and capable guy. However, each day we do not here any updates on the coaching status of Rich Rod, I get more and more confused, because I'm having a hard time figuring out his game plan. Maybe I'm alone, but I don't see how any of his actions lately has helped the football program.