wow. who would do that? seriously.
Interacting With Recruits
Do not be too suprised, i see a lot of off the wall comments on Anthony's Facebook wall. It shouldn't amaze me, but it does. Some of the stuff grown adults put on his wall. They post video links and makes abrasive comments to other teams fans. Though Iowa fans seem to be the worst on his FB wall. I had to tell one to back off and leave him alone. That he was only a HS student and didn't need to be told where to attend college. It makes me sick that "fans" can be so damn intrusive. You could say it is his fault for accepting their friend request, but thats not fair to him.
You're just as creepy as them.
You're entitled to your opinion.
Like this quote from The Dead Pool movie says:
Harry Callahan: Well, opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.
I am not telling them where to go, or trying to contact them on their walls. The comments are posted on my wall, in the newsfeed.
vos postulo aspicio vestri mendum , pro vos iacio calx procul alius.
That is horrible. Are the Michigan fans or are they doing this to make us look bad.
Is this where we see the grand revelation of the UCONN conspiracy to destroy Michigan? Who would be at the game specifically to make Michigan look bad?
Fans do stupid, embarrassing things. Believe me, I know. Sometimes you just have to keep your distance from them and hope that their self-immolation fireball isn't large enough to burn you. As they say, "Not everybody gets to be smart."
Those geniuses from the Northeast. Damn them....
I'm going to the ND game tomorrow. Should I dress up as Freakbass and flip off their recruits? It only seems fair.
I think you should dress up like Freekbass anyway, just to remind the ND fanbase of the godawful atrocity that
Fans do stupid, embarrassing things. Believe me, I know.
Some buckeye fans really make you and Redneck Rocker look bad, huh?
Just unbelievable. I guess there are bad apples in every fanbase.
who happen to like Michigan Football. They are not Michigan fans. They don't care about the university. The term 'student athlete' holds no meaning for them. They don't see any difference between the team they root for on Saturday and the one they root for on Sunday. By doing things like bad-mouthing a recruit, they demonstrate their fandom for all to see.
This is absolutely pathetic. If anyone in the Zettel or Ross family happens to read this, please be assured that those actions are not indicative of the Michigan Family as a whole. Hopefully one bad apple doesn't spoil the bunch, so to speak, and you can look past the ignorance of a few classless people.
EDIT: Beat out by mere seconds on the "bad apple" reference.
It's tough to imagine. What would even be the point? As if there isn't enough mis-information floating around out there. If they could be led to believe that kind of stuff is representative of how things get done here that would do everyone involved a disservice.
Read some of the posts on this blog and then ask yourself that question again. The vast majority would never consider doing something like this but it only takes one to leave a bad impression. Hopefully their parents help them see the UM experience as a whole and not judge on an isolated incident.
Want Rich gone right? So why not attack recruits make us look bad in the process...
These Dbags don't realize that they are hurting the Maize & Blue.
I doubt there are many Michigan fans who would deliberately try to drive off good recruits in order to get Rich Rodriguez fired...
I'm guessing these fans are simply pissed off that Zettel hasn't committed and that Ross was wearing OSU colors. They're stupidly pissed off and immature, but in their drunken/stupid state, they probably think their verbal attacks will spur Zettel into committing to U of M.
I'm guessing these fans are simply pissed off that Zettel hasn't committed and that Ross was wearing OSU colors.
This happens more than you'd think. My wife got harassed on USC weekend for wearing Cardinal and Gold, even though she was just repping her Iowa State roots with a cyclones shirt.
I'm sure your wife is a very nice lady, but she should have been harassed - when you go to a football game, you should represent your fanship (whether it's for the home team or the away team).
If I were an MSU fan, I wouldn't go to a UM game in East Lansing wearing Clarkston colors.
Oh we weren't at the game, we were just walking about with the dogs (and it was Iowa-ISU weekend). I hear what you're saying, though; she wears OSU swag when we're at the 'Shoe.
I get pretty lucky living in the Toledo area. There are a TON of M and OSU fans, with a descent smattering of MSU, ND, PSU and a few MAC schools mixed in (namely UT, obviously, but also central, western, Miami (NTM), etc). As such, everyone is usually really cool about other teams colors except during the week of the game, because you HAVE to interact with them. I never have to worry about getting crap for wearing Maize and Blue.
Well . . . that's stupid then.
I can't believe that. I for one am embarrassed and apologize as a Michigan fan. Just don't judge us all by these jackass' actions. Take your time make sure Michigan is where you want to win at.
But from the Scout article on Ross, it said that he was impressed with the passion of Michigan fans for being so offended by the colors. That's no excuse, but we got a pass with at least Ross. So hooray for an understanding kid right!
Stupid is what stupid does.
Those people that would do this kind of thing are not Michigan fans...can't be...just can't be.
That is crazy. No amount of wobbly pops is excusable. As a Michigan fan, I apologize. That is not something I'm proud to be a part of. I'm proud of Brock walking, I'm proud of the way our team won yesterday.
Glad to hear they still sell tickets to complete assholes. Go cheer for another team if that is the way you feel.
I came across this fan made video on youtube a with "Demetrius Hart" search. Towards the end of the video there is some fan interaction with Dee Hart on a much different scale. Great Video btw!
Dude chugging beer at the 1:44 mark clearly made a party foul.
This deserves its own thread. "Do you have uhhh, my notes, for statistics?"
And, good to know Moustaches for Michigan are becoming a national trend. Thanks for the endorsement Mr. Berman.
3:30 games. Nothing like those extra 3 hours of pregaming!
Not for me, 12:30pm game time here
Win for Michigan.
This is unbelievable, honestly if I would have seen this happen in front of me there would have been a fight. How fucking ridiculous and embarrassing, just no excuse for this type of behavior at all. And especially to the kids and their families that we are recruiting. Wow, just wow.
It's unconscionable that someone would do that. They're fucking high schoolers. Way to represent the school you root for.
This is really bothering me. Is there security or university personel around. Someone should have shut these guys up. I am sick the more I think about it.
This is pretty fucking terrible. I really really wish those people hadn't been wearing maize and blue.
If recruits or fathers of recruits read this, sorry.
Not much else I can say, but that this makes me really frustrated.
in the 1950's we stoped at stop lights in the country and waited and waited and waited for the green even if there was no one coming in either direction for miles. Now we run the stop lights and shoot guns (paintball or otherwise) as we drive through. In the 1950's no one cheated on taxes, now the guy running the IRS gets caught cheating says he is sorry and still keeps his job. It is a different time. Too bad even at a great school with great tradition there is decline. Great for those of you that would KICK THAT GUYS ASS!!!!
Is this serious?
wasn't there an assassination attempt on Truman in the 50's... and a shooting at the Capitol building... there were plenty of crimes in the 50's, School shootings, Not to mention good ol'd fashioned racketeering and bribery.
I've talked myself into the idea that the first and last lines are so over the top that this has to be a joke.
read Halberstam's The Fifties. You need some perspective 6t6.
Word to my obsession of late with recruiting...keep it real...very disturbing news.
has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberst(r)am. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut.
I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.
@ the "no one cheated on taxes." We have that generation to thank for the current complexity of the Internal Revenue Code. The top marginal rate under Eisenhower was extreeeemely high, like 80-90%. However, very few paid this rate because so many shelters and other shady business was going on behind the scenes. The tradeoff came in 1986-lower taxes generally, but about 2 linear feet of regs to deal with to make people stop evading taxes.
Die in a fire, all of them.
This is possibly the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Who could possibly think this would be a good idea? It's so over-the-top idiotic I almost wonder if it was a fan of a rival team wanting to make us look bad.
I know these shitty fans are a minority, but I hate hearing crap like this. And yeah, I know this type of thing happens all over the country but it really makes me sick and makes us look so terrible. These people do in fact need to jump off a cliff.
Zettel seems smart enough to be able to say, "A few drunk morons I encounter a couple times a season aren't going to effect my college career, the vast majority of fans are awesome, and every school is going to have drunk morons."
That said, if I ever encounter some asshole berating a high school kid for being unsure where he wants to go to college, I will punch him in the face. Shoot, one punch on a drunk guy isn't even a misdemeanor, I'm pretty sure. I believe it goes down as petty and is punishable by a stern talking to.
"I am threatened by a drunk's comments and actions therefore I will attend Michigan State"
Glad to hear they still sell tickets to complete assholes.
They sell them by the hundreds.......just check out Ford Field tomorrow.
Man that makes me absolutely sick. I really didn't think Michigan had fans like that, but obviously I was wrong. Whoever was involved in that should have been escorted from the game. I'm sure RR would be absoluely disgusted with fans treating a potential recruit like that. Hopefully in the future if anyone see's anything like that happening a 'real' fan should step in and shut the idiot(s) up. We don't need to lose recruits because of a drunk idiot.