...for those 2 birds.
MGo rumor starting: 97.1 the Fan
Are they really that dumb?
No rhetorical questions allowed on Pos-bang Friday.
It's not rhetorical because it actually has an answer:
Yes, they are indeed that dumb. It is ohio, after all.
They aren't reporting it as fact, just gave the context of the rumor. Still funny to know that they drop in on this site from time to time. I always had a feeling that they got material from here.
Aside from the whole Buckeye fan thing, Common Man is a really good sports talk host. I think the show took a downward turn when it got popular, as they lost some authenticity trying to be caricatures of themselves to boost ratings. When the Torg was on, though, they were one of the most listened to sports radio teams in the nation.
Agreed. Common Man and the Torg was one of the funniest/entertaining sports-talk shows I've ever listened to. And honestly, most of the time they weren't even that homerish. It's gotten worse in both ways since the Torg was canned. Jonathan "T-bone" Smith is a major homer whose favorite things are Brady Hoke fat jokes and worshipping everything Buckeye. He's the worst thing that's happened to the show.
Please tell me we deleted that rumor? Unh we didn't -- doing that now.
The #1 thing the university gets pissed at us for is stuff readers put on the board that we miss.
That's a crappy job of reporting on their part to not know the difference between something someone puts on a message board and a rumor.
You guys have a weird position in sports media.
On one side, you are pretty mainstream, having access to a lot inside stuff due to the site and posting a lot of good topics that pertain to Michigan spors.
On the other, you run a highly speculative message board that routinely has posters swooning over OMG shirtless! pics of recruits and using phrases like "XYZ just committed to Michigan. Yummy!" while posting pictures of Kate Upton dancing around.
That's a pretty wide gap to reconcile.
I second this.
Preemptive -1 flamebait
Can we conflate those two things, and get.... OMG shirtless! pics of Kate Upton dancing? Or even, not to be picky, OMG shirtless! pics of Kate Upton doing anything?
I have never seen a poster "swoon" over shirtless pics of teenage boys or use the phrase "yummy!" in any context.
Your flame is weak, sir or madam.
You know you've made it when the University notices when your crazy-ass followers say stuff. I don't envy you; balancing the "Y U NO remove ridiculous rumors?" calls from the University and the "Y U BE BOARD NAZI THIS IS AMERICA" calls from your customers.
'MERICA! Hellz yeah!
I thought this was America!
This is insane. Some guy posts a message about an alleged rumor about a Tressel getting a job and they get chastized. Meanwhile, millions of people document my alleged handling of six, I mean, five prostitutes and I have to spend tens of thousands getting it removed. There is something seriously unjust about this.
"handling" prostitutes? Allegedly?
When they're dead, they're just hookers.
Archer references should never be downvoted. Shame on whoever did that.
that you and Lane Kiffin were rumored to have killed?
ReWhen it was mostly just brian. The day when you have to shape this site to bend over for the powers that be at the U is a sad day.
I understand the relationship with these people can affect revenue stream, but grow some balls boys. How the hell does a rumor about tressels career opportunity hurt anyone
once you acquiesce...
This just shows how difficult it can be to fill hour after hour of sports talk radio with relevant or even intereresting information. Sports talk radio can become almost unspeakably inane when football season ends.
Sports talk radio is almost unspeakably inane at all times.
Unless it's Bob Uecker's talk show. I could listen to that all day long.
so we should be expecting Craig James to be arrested for a quintuple murder any minute now...
I cant wait for these recruits to come to Michigan this weekend.
So what you're saying is Hoke is selling jerseys AND MGoBlog is taking over Columbus radio stations? Our world domination is slowly continuing.
So sorry if I missed the answer, but doesn't Tressel have a show clause attached to him?
debated the implications (would all the OSU sanctions stick to MSU) and recent NCAA neutering (Miami fiasco has tainted every recent case and opened the door for appeals).
Show-cause in effect until 12/2016 so 4 more seasons if the NCAA rejects a "show-cause" appeal.
Is anything clear with the NCAA?
Isn't this the same piece of shit station where one of their on-air "talents" said they hope Desmond Howard dies because he ruins college gameday?
Dude was probably still emptying his diaper from when Desmond did play here since Michigan went 4-0 in that period.
I was at a meeting last night with Dantonio's brother, Frank. He didn't know anything about Tressel to MSU. He texted one of Marks kids, who didn't know anything about Tressel to MSU. Not sure why he didn't just text Mark. Anyhow, the folks down here are real interested in this story, would easily root for the comeback of the senator. They ain't playing Sparty for two years. Also, Go Blue tonight against Ohio hockey! Anyone else going?
They must have seen my "Still got a chance" meme and said this ND fellow knows what he is talking about.
your credibility by a couple of Columbus jack-a-lopes. You da' man.
I was in an insider meeting last night with the voices in my head. They confirmed to me that Dantonio wanted a decided schematic advantage over Michigan, and hired Charlie Weiss. Those voices are never wrong, so BKFinest it.
Holy crap, lol. That is incredibly irresponsible reporting.
Just another stake in the coffin of journalism and 97.1 "the fan" should be embarrassed for using a blog as a source. Just like others who cite Twitter or that time the Freep cited RCMB for their Pro Combats, these people should be ashamed.
Even if it happens and Tressel was hired, which I can't believe is a real possibility, they should not be citing mgoblog as a source of information to break the story on their show.
In their defense, they absolutely reported it as rumor.
But at the same time, if being posted on the internet is all it takes to be reported, CNN/Nova really need to check out Jose Canseco's gravitational theories; or timecube for that matter.
Ground breaking science rumor!
Perhaps you shouldn't tar the field of journalism based on something called "Common Man and Torg."
Common Man and Company. Big homer Tbone is the "company"
Quick. Somebody post a rumor that Urban Meyer is going to announce his retirement from coaching football after the 2013 season to pursue a career in his favorite sport - curling.
What you are saying is that crazy rumors we post here get announced on the radio in Columbus? Well, I am just glad that no one here would ever take advantage of that by creating crazy, baseless rumors just to screw with Buckeye fans.
I guess the positive we can take away from this is the blog is getting pretty damn popular. Wow?! Haha
...an anonymous source told a friend of a friend of mine in Meyer's inner circle that Urb is fielding offers from NFL teams for a head coaching position.
How can two 97.1 FMs suck at the same thing so much, and in neighboring states no less.
I heard from an insider that there was a big wig meeting at McDonald's today and that during it, Ronald Mcdonald, The Grimace, the Hamburglar and Mayor McCheese made a serious push to make the McRib a permanent menu item. Fingers crossed!
Yeah right. I saw that on Burger King's Twitter feed, which I'm sure is where you saw it.
This topic was also posted in "The Den" at ESPNs WolverineNation.
Crazy Ira... and THE DOUCHE!