...it probably isn't great to start your thread by calling everyone "paranoid pussies"
Paranoid "Young Female Kittens"
at my awesome point total. For god sakes keep your blinders on at all times!
Makes one wonder how you achieved it.
I didn't see whatever thread got you this low, but I'm not even angry/incensed. I'm impressed. How did you get that point total without the ban hammer?
After a horrible post in my drunken sence I called Geaux_Bleux Napoleon...BOOM!!!!!
No but seriously... gutsy
The legendary 10,000 point drop. I thought it was just a myth... I feel as deceived as when I found out how babies are actually made.
I'm just chocked full of Family Guy today
I logged off after a couple comments and locking the rr has lost me as a supporter thread. I didn't bomb you (and have never bombed anyone who publicly criticized me... because I don't care)
used to be -100,000.
I did it because you started an emo whine thread.
What I was about to add on to my post is that you can get away with most any opinion as long as you do it calmly, logically, and respectfully. Saying "I think Demens has better reactionary skills and can identify the gap better than Ezeh, and therefore should be given a shot at meaningful playing time" is much different than "OMG I've WATCHED this time since I was FOUR FUCKIN' YEARS OLD and I have NEVER seen a MLB as bad as Ezeh. Demens is SO good why aren't we starting him I'm SO FED UP, the coaches MUST BE DUMBASSES" in the same way that saying "This blog is highly critical of dissent from the coaching style" is far different from calling everyone "paranoid pussies". While the MGoBoard is here to promote debate/polarizing opinions, there's a right way to argue, and there's a wrong way to argue.
The point in those prefaces is that you can not want to fire the coach but still complain about his decisions. Most critique threads dissolve into For/Against rhetoric.
CAPS LOCK IS ON BABY!!!! GO BLUE!!!!!!
we are not true michigan fans because we see the facts and we say enough
Who cares about your opinion. I want to know about the recruits!
for me to give the OP any credence.............................................
I negged you despite being in agreement that that RR should be let go. Calling everyone on this board "pussies" is a bit much. This website/board has higher standards than the rest of the internet, therefore that kind of language is unacceptable.
Way to utilize your 100 points into a sure fire banning. Not bad, and thank you.
To go out and personally attack the entire blog; diary posters, writers, creators, editors, contributors, etc. was mor ethan just a terrible decision. It is the type of decision that makes me hope he has lost his privilage to come here and contribute. Come back anytime and read, but you have proven yourself far too immature to continue to add anything. Oh, and last I checked this isn't a fucking democracy. The last thing I want is to have a young kid come here and see a thread title calling everyone a sexist term. Kthxnxbai.
A) Kill yourself
B) No chance in hell you aren't a Wal-Mart. Also, you sound like a Spartan fan.
+1 from a "Real Deal" Wolverine for the sentiment. No Wal-Mart here...not that there's anything wrong with that.
-1 for the foul language. I would think any elite Michigan person, just by association, should be able express their thoughts in an appropriate way without having to resort to obscenities.
I still agree with the sentiment, though!
I don't think your title is really going to impress anybody into reading your opinion though.
I actually think "fans" that refuse to give or acknowledge honest and fair criticism because they "support RR" are just as bad as "fans" that refuse to acknowledge that some of the problems aren't RR's fault.
I also can't believe this fan base has been battered enough to seek out moral victories (see "we really beat ourselves thread" in which there are 60 posts saying how we would have won if not for several things that actually happened) in games where we trail by 21 in the 4th quarter.
So you want to be a negative nancy and bitch and moan everytime the O or D makes a mistake. Get over yourself! I am so tired of all the fans that have nothing good to say and just want to bitch. IF you think you could do a better job then lets see it...otherwise just read what the knowledgable people have to say and keep your comments for your buddies at the bar.
Knowledgeable as in the tripe you just posted? Pot - meet Kettle.
I read your title and thought...
I agree people do have the right to critisize but you can't just say, "are defense sucks" or 'fire Rich Rod" these are the type of statement's that upset me/most. As Michigan fans where better than that. I actually love this team and where it's heading, especially the defence. For the next two plus years we have Floyd (59-tackles) Kovacs (61-tackles)+ 6.5 tfl...The Gordon's have a combined 69-tackles and I truely beleive Cam is going to be a beast when they are able to put someone with alot of speed next to him, (hopefully Wolfolk next year). I thought Demens was and upgrade yesterday in the run. I feel like I could go on an on but I don't want to take your post hostage. Guy's I know the last two weeks have been hard but I truely beleive this team has a solid chance at being 8-2 hosting Wisconsin in the Big House, so let's stop all the b.s. and take this off-week to rally around are team, they need/deserve us...Don't be a part time blue bleeder, bleed blue 4 life.
As a booster, I feel like I have some say in RRod's job security. Just sayin'.
I have never knocked somebody for voicing his or her opinion coherently, but I will neg away on people who post stuff like "this team sucks and you guys suck, fire everybody" or who are clear trolls. This is your opinion, and I get how this blog can be insular at times. But at the same time, most of the negativity is directed at new posters who come in with "crazy" ideas like having a better defense, letting Denard just do his thing, and blaming the losses on refrees/bad luck/etc. without anything else substantial.
The team lost the past two weeks because they made mistakes against good teams, but maybe everyone should give credit to those other teams for, you know, creating some of those turnovers, false starts, etc. UM put up 28 on a defense that only gives up around 11 points per game, but still recorded 4 turnovers that were at least partly due to Iowa playing well defensively. There were mental breakdowns and system breakdowns that need to be addressed, and the talent "excuse" only goes so far when guys are making dumb football decisions that they should have picked up years ago.
But right now, this is the team UM is going to field. Some weeks it will win, some weeks it will lose. But creating posts calling out the entire blog or attacking a minor contigent is unnecessary, even if it needs to be said every once and a while. We get that fans are irrational; that is why "fan" comes from "fanatic." But don't post something like this if you don't expect some backlash.
You did a good job of phrasing the present situation
My question is, does being a fan of a team give you the right to complain or be critical, especially if you have no idea what is going on beyond the knowledge that fandom provides? Not aimed at anyone in particular, but it is easy to complain about the taste of an apple if the only apple you have tasted was delicious. I see this on the board a lot. Let's call it an unwillingness to feel inferior for a short period of time because you have never felt inferior before. I don't think people are given a hard time because they don't support RR, I think it has much to do with the argument they present when being critical, in that, this apple tastes bitter and they just don't know how to deal with it, so they lash out and make awesome claims with no backing from reality. The pussies seems to be the ones that can't tolerate losing, because historically there hasn't been much. But I say, a bitter apple makes a delicious apple even more so. Instead of critical complaining, embrace the process, otherwise it won't be any fun at all.
You can criticize any coach, I think most people are okay with this... but it's all about how you do it.
From what I've seen on this board the last two or so weeks, people seem so aggravated as if RR himself is throwing games just to piss you off. No one should hold this team to the standard of perfection. Mistakes will be made. We hadn't turned the ball over much or even at all the first few games, we're just regressing to the mean.If you can't see progress (primarily on the offensive side of the ball) then you're not paying attention.
What's more, you're not able to respect and enjoy the process of transforming this team into a national contender. Someone on this board said if he were Brandon, he'd look for an offensive performance with 5 TDs in one game against a good B10 D. Is Four TD's enough?
Seriously, why bicker? It doesn't make losing any better. If you want to point out areas where improvement is needed, or how this can be done, fantastic. If you're looking to strike up genuine conversation to learn or teach something, fantastic. If you're looking to vent, that is sometimes acceptable, but do realize when you vent, you ought to be careful, as you're going to strike a nerve with folks on the interwebs.
I love you,
Since most of you are still reeling after yesterday's loss, and the bickering will likely continue until Penn State, I'd suggest the following to relive the tension*:
Go home, rub one out, kill some terrorists on MW2, Medal of Honor of Bad Company 2 if you prefer; rub another one out, take a massive dump and go to sleep.
Then later today, rub one out and ask God for forgiveness to cure your serial masturbation. Problem solved.
* Results may vary. Seek a doctor for an erection lasting more than four hours.
"relive" or "relieve?"
You see, I have fat fingers and tend to mash the keyboard when I type. Also, as you yourself are fully aware, my spelling leaves a lot to the imagination.
I have fat fingers and tend to mash the keyboard when I type.
Probably just hard to type with only one hand. :-)
I don't like it when people post their opinions on the game because I don't care. Besides, think about if everybody on this blog posted a new thread with their opinion on the game. I never really understood where people find the audacity to think people actually care what they thought about the game.
No one on here has been a coach or player at Michigan. How then can anyone speak to anything on here?
Besides, people flap their gums about a million things that they know little about.
Seems you like to "comment" ... alot... on things you don't care about. I guess you value your opinion more highly then the rest of us.
I don't start new threads on how I feel about a win or loss because I'm not a coach, player, recruit, or random football genius. I'm an average fan, just as most of the people starting threads that hold no purpose whatsoever, if not all of them, are.
If you would've been around for more than a week you would know that I rarely post my opinion on a game, and when I do it's more of a "calm down, the world isn't ending" type of post. I don't give a huge rant about crap that everybody knows. Go away.
isn't the war still going on? Oh, but someone different is in running it. Got it. Shhhhh.
/ political stuff
is still incorrect. Paranoia or the state in which one expereinces paranoia ie.. paraniod is when you believe not think but believe someone or something is after you spying on you ect.
I really don't beleive anyone is really after anyone on this board, but I can be delusional in that respect. disbelief in spite of evidence to the contrary?
Comment on the Iowa loss we are a young team, with some grea talentt, middling talent and some average talent that says to me we will lose some we are not supose to and win some that we are not suppose to. And believe RR we are not good enough to make mistakes and win, like some senior laden teams.
I think it's OK to be paranoid sometimes.
Over the last five years, we have been Appalachian State-ed, nearly Les-Miled, Mallett-ed alligator armed Boren "family valued," Free Press-ed, Stretching/Practice-Gated, Feagin-ed, Cissoko-ed, Demar Dorsey-ed, "But he's not a Michigan Man"-ed, Angry Michigan Hating Safety God-ed, and had two of the worst football seasons in the last 30 years. And that doesn't even discuss a virulent Sparty outbreak, which has been otherwise dormant since the 1960's and that always klassy team in the worst state ever (Badger-ed!).
We all watch the games and we realize that the D and special teams need a little work. But when you say "I think the ___ sucks," it's probably not a groundbreaking observation and does not provide any solutions. There is a distinct difference between "I think we should run more midline because X, Y, and Z" and "Blar Blar Angry I Win at Everything This Losing Thing is BS."
Also, if the worst thing that happens to you by voicing your criticism is losing imaginery website points, you are OK. It's not like Brian is keeping a special bad person list of individuals to be sent to the gulags (at least not yet, right?).
this was going to be about a new band called Paranoid with a new album entitled "Young Female Kittens", so I google "Young Female Kittens" so I can sound all hip, and get a bunch of lolcats. Then I figure the OP was trying to be safe for work in his wording, so I google "Young Female P&$$^". Well, don't google that with kids around or at work. Next thing I know the Feds kick in my door and seize my computer all the while making remarks like "They're gonna love you in prison". Come to find out I'm not going to white-collar resort prison. No, no, no. I'm going to federal POUND ME IN THE ASS prison.
Great Office Space reference.
you realize if kovacs holds onto the pick six he drops. Were up 14-0? But Im sure its RRods fault he dropped the ball.