as he precede's her. /pissed I know this
"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
as he precede's her. /pissed I know this
She is much older than him. She didn't just start singing a couple of years ago in my E-pinion. I can picture her in some swanky British pub singing her face off before Groban was even a sperm.
You must have forgotten about Susan Boyle's early recordings.
Rich Rod's speech las night is officially embarrassing; Congrats Foster for being ahead of the curve on this one. The rest of the speech was good though.
Let people make fun. Who cares? F--- them.
I agree he was probably being genuine, but the song is bad, and wasn't what i expected to hear when I looked it up. He could have picked a much better song. Or just left the song part out.
for his taste in music or inspiration?
Whatever inspires his team. And there is no doubt in my mind that these kids support him and he is their coach throughout this. They play for him and for each other.
You know I don't speak Spanish.
I'm trying to say this is the least offensive way possible, but I don't understand why RR would be talking about how hard his life is (hence the talking about Groban song). Shouldn't that event be about honoring the senior players?
He got choked up talking about raising up the young men that he and other coaches have invested in and they're committed to raising up the young men on the team. Then he turned the concept around and gave a nod to the way the players have raised and lifted up him by sharing their accomplishments (and anyone who invests in the younger generation can agree that their success lifts them up). It was a good tribute to the players and how they encourage the coaches indirectly through their own success on and off the field.
RR made jokes about the hot seat and gave a classy speech overall. He expressed a large amount of thanks to everyone and the purpose of playing the song was a tribute to the people who have been encouraging the staff and they've raised them up in all the difficulty. He also shared that the players deserve people focusing on the positive more than the negative. Awards banquets are always cheesy (and he acknowledged it was cheesy but fitting). Made a great point about all eras being unified as well - "One Michigan, Proud of Every Era". He wasn't begging for his job and anyone who claims he was is a liar.
Audio here: if anyone missed it: http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1160761
Click the "Rich Rodrigue Speech" link
Listen to the actual speech and tell me whether or not it dishonored the solemnity of the Bust. I don't think it did.
So, I'm guessing we won't see Groban on the sidelines next year at the Big House?
Damnit, did we burn the Cindarellaman bridge?
I just listened to You Raise Me Up by this Groban guy. Man, that's one sappy, shitty song.
But no offense to RR though. Whatever floats your boat I guess. At least he is sincere!
Agree with you 100%, on both points.
so what I am thinking is that she played it once and he really wasn't listening and she asked him what he thought and he was all like 'yah thats cool' and b/c he wasn't really paying attention he had no idea what song it was and now everytime she plays it he has to pretend he likes it or otherwise his wife will know that he doesn't pay attention to her
just a guess
Lighten up guys. It was funny.
Yeah, if anything, the joke is that it's an old song, not that its "girly" or "embarassing."
/Frickin' hate the jock jams/hip hop/country/deathmetal/hipster/emo/indie crowd that's cynical about anything they don't personally like.
Exactly. Why is everyone's assumption here that Groban thinks his own song sucks?
No matter how hard I try, I cannot listen to more than 5 seconds of this guys music. Maybe rich rod was crying because his music is just that bad...
Should we get Harbaugh to Punch Groban now?
should've chosen somebody who would be more appreciative of the free pub. Michael Bolton, perhaps? Surprisingly funny- I assumed Groban eschewed laughter and jokes for "good cries."
no shit if a fruit like groban is making fun of us it's bad. i think we are turning into the joke of college football. firing RR is only going to make it worse. All the fire RR people need to be careful for what you ask for.
Maybe you should sit the next couple plays out, Champ...
Let's see that pencil-necked Groban kid tweet while he's being skullfucked by Mike Barwis.
You just sealed for your fate, Groban.
With MY hand!
I need more humor. +1!
Josh Groban is a hater....of himself
Should have went with 'Drop the World' by Eminem/Lil Wayne.
everytime I talk about Michigan Football I get choked up too.
Michigan Football is the wind beneath my wings... snif
I remember the time when crying got you all the ladies, just ask my fiance.
I heart Groban's hair...(sarcasm)
Groban is making a joke. Remember those things? Someone should tweet him to use a "/s" so people won't have to be "officially embarassed" if he references Rich Rod again.
I think Mike Barwis's glare and disdain for that Groban song could have bent the soundwaves in mid-tune and morphed them into percussionist guitar riffs of Metallica's Orion tune.
But who's Josh Groban? Maybe I'm old, but I've never heard him. More to the point, why does BlueinDC getting twitter blasts from him? I don't get Twitter (too old I gues). I can't imagine giving a sh**. I just don't care.
Re. Groban - You're not missing much. He's lame. He sings really sappy songs that middle aged ladies (and apparently RR) sit around and cry to while they listen.
Re. Twitter - Also kinda lame, IMO. I don't get it either and I'm under 30. Actually, someone posted a nice little post above that explains Twitter in a nutshell quite well.
is a floppy-haired oversized moppet who uses his looks to charm women (and non-traditional men) into listening to his music. See also: Michael Buble, but without the floppy hair.
He really should be thanking RR. This is the most press he's gotten in 3 years.
Denard 4 Heisman to Josh Groban mocking our coach.
Other Big Ten schools piping in this damn song whenever they're beating us...the bright side is he could've picked a song like Puff Daddy's "Public Enemy #1"
thats that beat right here
who should I fear
throw your hand in the air
socialise, get down, let your soouulll lead the way
cause i'm that enemy that you can't see
who you wanna be, you ain't shit to me
It ain't hard for you to get to me
playa, my own dogs, they'll spit fo me
so if you want whats mine, you gots to have the heart
I've seen em come and i've seen em part
If you ain't want beef then why did you start?
Front from the light catch shots after dark
suffer duck or you'll catch these
on the spot, red dots make em all believe
ain't nobody kicking the rhymes like these
see I do the things that they can't achieve
so don't start bassin' an' i'll start pacing
bets on that you'll be discracing
more hotter than the sun,
I'm living on the run
because i'm Public Enemy number one
This is bad. It is like really bad. He really played that song and held hands with Frank Beckman? This is really bad. God bless you Coach Rod, but.......
This is bad..
And his heart is full of love for his family and the kids he has taken responsibility for?
Who is Josh Groban and why do you follow him on twitter?
Idk about that song choice RR...
my Nana really likes him.
Rodriguez obviously took the song to heart. To the uninformed observer, the whole situation sounds a little bit funny. When did we get to the point where we can't have a chuckle at our own expense every once in a while?
Oh, wait, our fan base has always been that way.
No one would be talking about it now.
And the Theatre of the Absurd that is Michigan football continues.