Please down-vote me so my shame can be hidden.
"Michigan has somehow created a world where loyalty is punished with price hikes, and disloyalty is rewarded with freebies."
Please down-vote me so my shame can be hidden.
If I'm Burke and the MSU AD tweeted me, I would slap him with my heat-seeking love missle.
WTF is up with ADs these days? Why can't they just administrate like administrators do and stay the f-ck out of the public eye? I'll tell you why - they are egotistical maniacs who crave attention. Here's some advice to all you ADs out there: Do your jobs like everyone else and shut the f-ck up.
um. Dave Brandon is on twitter.. he and hollis tweet at each other alot too.
My statement applies to all ADs.
With things like this, I definitely agree. Time and time again, Hollis comes across as a child.
The Roy Roundtree thing wasn't allowed because the kid was a recruit. Coaches aren't even allowed to say a recruits name to the media until LOI's are in. NCAA has some weird rules, because i know that twitter thing happens all the time.
Burke tweeted that everyone is trying to tell him what to do, and Hollis said to listen to his mind and seek the help of people he wants. I dont understand the outrage over it? Maybe its the rival school thing, but Hollis's job is to make money for the school, and a better Michigan team means more money coming in for the game against michigan. also hollis loves to help the state of michigan (like scheduling home and homes with CMU and EMU to help them out. sigh)
My job around here is to keep things civil, so it's really challenging for me not to point out the bat-shit ridiculousness of your logic.
I'd be embarrassed. The only exceptions being if it were congratulatory or well wishes on recovering from an injury. Something like this? Inappropriate at the very least.
Never said he was a not a good person, but this is wrong on so many levels. Just sit back and think about this one and if this was another AD saying this to your athletes.
I did, and if Dave Brandon tweeted this to say, Jerel Worthy, I wouldn't mind. Telling him to follow his heart and don't listen to everyone else. It's classy to support a young kid who's making a tough life changing decision, all rivalries aside.
When he's "supporting" a guy who basically JUST said "Holy balls please leave me alone," it's a little out of place.
Besides, if you think he's doing this for the best interest of the State of Michigan, you've inhaled too much couch smoke.
I promise that if Worthy was on the fence and Brandon was sending him unsolicited, rather cryptic tweets about his NFL decision, MSU fans would be up in arms about it. And rightfully so. it might not be evil, but it's awkward and inappropriate. Hollis is there for MSU athletes, his services aren't needed for ours.
Odd for AD to tweet to Burke? Yes
Good advice? Yes
Don't u think u is bein hard on him?
Know eye dough knot.
Let's stop with the "it's good advice" thing. It's not. Burke needs to hear the voices that have some idea about his draft prospects.
It's no coincidence that Hollis wrote this shortly after a whole bunch of experts advised Burke to stay in school.
If his heart is telling him to go to the NBA even though he'd go undrafted, it's absolutely shitty advice.
you don't see the utter absurdity of approaching Burke to tell him to ignore people who approach him, as the TITLE of this post points out?
The things that come out of this guys mouth are ridiculous, he's worse then Gordan Gee.
Hollis doesn't get when to talk and when not to talk. There's this, and then I think sometime last year he said somthing like "I'll take a better program over a better season any day" after we beat them in basketball. There's been one or two other occaisions where I wondered why the MSU PR team doesn't shut down his twitter
He said that after last season, not after the michigan game. Then tweeted next "im dissapointed with our season but proud of our program"
Incorrect. It was closer to that which was posted above. A dig at our basketball team and his football team.
I don't always offer unsolicited advice, but when I do, I tell them to ignore unsolicited advice.
Well, because you're dumbasses.
read the tweet again. .. this time VERY carefully. You might get what at least half of the posters here are trying to tell you.
I get the hypocrisy, I get the grammar issues, and I get that people think what he did is unprofessional. Forget the semantics. He's trying to be friendly to a rival and I respect that.
Note: My post above was a response to a troll, not the other guy.
Let's just call it what it is. He is trying to convince Trey to leave because if he does, then that makes Michigan less dangerous. He's afraid of us and what we can do to that program with more head to head wins and a few more good recruits. He's afraid if Michigan keeps winning, then Michigan State becomes 2nd best in our state. He'll do whatever he can to prevent that.
Things with which you should NOT make contact:
2) Other schools' athletes.
Not for the sanctions, which would be nil, but for the embarrassment over the mind-numbing stupidity of it.
Lack of institutional control!
He's joing the NCAA men's basketball committee next year. So get ready for 4 years of crappy seeds out West.
I'd advise Draymond to just skip the nba draft and head straight to Europe. They all end up there anyway.
I don't know if it's just me but I have a hard time seeing Dave Brandon ever doing something like this. Frankly I don't have a problem with it as a Michigan fan but it seems so inappropriate and... lame. Lame is the word that comes to mind.
I laughed out loud throughout. Thanks to all, especially the trolls who kept the thing going.
Want to know whats funny? We are your "2nd rival." Yet, you talk about us more than tO$U and yourselves combined.
Let's get it straight. Round here it goes:
1) U of M
3) what to name your dog and how to take care of its anal gland infections
I think actually "3rd Rival"
Respectfully, what you posted is not true. Even if it was, it would not be funny.
Also, you don't help us when you type things like "tO$U."
I agree there's a lot of contradiction around here. And there are sharp distinctions to be drawn among M fans (some of whom are honest). Believe me - I draw them. But it doesn't mean we should or need to come here seeking flames, or even say sincere things to those we know will be thoughtless about it.
U is wise, Sparty.
I would love to see your distinctions sometime. This obviously isn't a good place for it, but I would probably pay a small gold coin (get it? maybe it's been too long...) to hear your thoughts on that topic with internet examples included.
JGB - I used the plural. There are distinctions that I draw. But the primary distinction is right there in the parenthetical. There are a tiny few who are honest, and then most who are not. I may draw other distinctions, but honesty is the primary one for me.
As for examples, I don't get personal with negative examples. Suffice it to say that negative examples are absolutely everywhere.
I'll say that some who I respect as having some honesty I also suspect of being multiples. I'll also say that I like jmblue a lot. I wish we had more of his type on our side. Though spartandan and lesmanalim at TOC are right up there at the very top as well.