Don't you wish RR would snap at one of these guys ala Lloyd Carr?
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Birkett is such a tool.
Birkett is a parasite.
But tapeworms are my secret to staying so svelte.
I'd say Burkett is more of an MGoCancer....
It's not so much an emphatic no as it is a 'get off my back' No. It's said with all seriousness, like if they keep talking about it he may call Mouton over and have him club whoever asks the next question.
To hell with Notre Dame.
.... that purse of the lips @ the end with a pause was the key.
Old RR: lash out at the douchebag, and make the evening news instead of YouTube.
New RR: let it go.
To be honest Sven, I still don't think we've seen, at least publicly, what RR is like when he truly lashes out. If RR were to lash out gameday style then I'm sure the reporter would piss his pants.
I love the fact that RR and Lloyd Carr are tough men. That's what I like to see in football coaches.
RR is one intense dude. After the WMU game last year I was down at the tunnel and watched him walk out of the stadium with his entourage and he just had this look in his face like "you better not screw up or YOUR ASS IS MINE BITCH!" Seriously it was almost scary how intense he looked. And that was just walking up the tunnel. I can't imagine having to answer to that man when you miss a block or make a bad read or only go 99.999999999999%.
Kind of makes it even more admirable the way he has dealt with the media then. The fact that the potential for explosion is there but he never goes all Meyer on somebody speaks volumes about his character that the MSM has tried desperately to trash.
Funny: Birkett would stir the pot at UM a couple more times during the season, but when the criminal gang raid happened at his alma mater on Thanksgiving weekend, he wasn't the least bit interested at getting to the bottom of it.
See post above.
I agree, Rodriguez is trying so hard to be open and accessible. One of these days one of these tools are going to push just a little too hard and RR will put him in his place.
I want to see that clip.
He works for AnnArbor.com, not the Lansing State Journal???
Is that a newspaper should only write about what is in it's city..
So the NYT should only write about New York
AnnArbor.com should only write about Michigan/Ann Arbor Stuff
The Freep should only write about Detroit stuff
Do I have that right Tim? I honestly don't see why it matters that he works for AA.com.. It was a "big" incident worse than anything we did and it got no coverage. It's bs.
Actually, a paper like the AA.com should just cover Ann Arbor and their very immediate surroundings. Thats what community newspapers do.
Birkett's job is cover UM athletics. Its not his job to drop that an investigate anything in east lansing. you get fired if you ignore your beat to cover something else without your boss telling you so.
But for AnnArbor.com to not report about the instate rivals incident is pretty stupid since you know that they report all of our stuff (as does the Columbus papers).
I think that people in Ann Arbor would be interested in what happens at MSU, OSU and ND but that's just my opinion. Birkett didn't have to do it but SOMEONE at the paper did.
I thought I cared once about what happens in East Lansing. But, I was wrong.
AnnArbor.com's mission statement is to be hyper-local. The New York Times's mission statement contains no such stipulation. The situations are not the same at all.
No, as much as I'd like to see MSU burn, their incident has no place in AnnArbor.com's coverage.
Not it's. Sorry Bouje, I can't help myself.
I can't say "It is bs" hence "It's bs".
I don't get it.. Also the english language sucks
Is that a newspaper should only write about what is in it's city. (your quote)
Should be: Its city. Not: is in it is city.
Yeah I'm kind of tired.. Working nights is getting to me and it's only been a month.
I had the same thought you did, Tater, until I took 4 seconds and looked up Dave Birkett's job description:
Dave Birkett covers Michigan football for AnnArbor.com.
Notice, Tater, that there is no "State" between "Michigan" and "football." Birkett has about as much freedom to report on Michigan State football as he does the Icelandic volcano or Bret Michaels's health.
But hey, don't let that get in the way of your obsessive repulsive Spartan paranoia.
And that's the problem.. Unless you think like Tim does where every paper should only cover LOCAL STORIES!
Let me get this straight: there was a dorm fight, it got reported, players were booted off the team, were found guilty in court, were disciplined.
I found this all out from newspapers and e-blogs. It's not as if the story was swept under the rug.
The practice story required investigative journalism. The fights did not - it was amply reported.
I'll add you, Bouje, to the list of people with an unhealthy, pathetic paranoia about Michigan State. For God's sake, get over it.
Is that group going to be named after Tater? Or is he just their inspirational leader when OB takes the day off?
Not about what Tim thinks, it's about the papers stated objective and Birkett's role there. I can't stand the guy, but reporting on Spartan football isn't his job, like it or not.
Bouje's comments deserve not the 1 or 2, but the full, stern 3 second Lloyd Carr "I want you to know just how much of an idiot what you just said makes you look" look
the RR 2 second dismissive pause followed by the one-word "you are wasting my time with your amateurish wannabe investigative journalist questions and making yourself out to look like an idiot at the same time" response
But your avatar distracted me. Completely forgot what I was going to write.
"your" a douchebag.
Birkett's an MSU grad. Enough said.
After seeing Lloyd light up a reporter during the halftime jog once, my wife and I always made sure to watch the jog from that point forward until his retirement. It makes entertaining TV and many times the response to the question was priceless.
Seriously, often you would think "Why would you even ask that question" but that is the coach's response it makes for some sweet awkward moments.
Couple of Lloyd gems here (including the one you mention):
Thanks. What year was that ND game?
Not sure which ND game, but a more knowledgeable poster here probably knows....
We've got to play 30 minutes of our best football.
The best is when Lloyd responds to a reporter's question at halftime with "Why would you ask such a stupid question?" And he does it in such a way as to make the world know that not only was it a stupid question, but the guy who asked it must be stupid, too. He may have been teacherly and sort of fatherly, but he had big balls. He really didn't give a shit.
Well, that's just a tremendous video. No question, Jim.
I didn't see a dolphin there.
A dong.... Oh, wait. The dong IS the guy.
He even flips the bird to RR at the 0:21 mark.
He even got this smirk like 'look what I'm about to do, it might even wind up on Cable TV if I time it right... he he here we go!' and then he looks at the dude next to him and he's like 'did you see what i just did?' and the guy's like 'drop dead.'
So I've never realized how ugly he is. If he wasn't such an ass, I'd feel bad for him.
Oh wait... crap.
im pretty sure that isn't rosenberg behind him. or am I nuts?
It's Snyder, not Rosenberg.