Gets you called an asshole. Which was probably accurate. But I was a right asshole.
RDT or WolverineInaBag Open Thread (IF YOU CARE)...
Not to sulk or anything, but can't the guy who laid out most of the evidence get some street cred? (In reply to Mgrowold)
I say this is deserving of the MGo Hall of Fame. Yay or nay?
Two points in response to your question:
1. Yes on the "street cred". At least with me - I overlooked your contribution to the "outing" and yes you are well deserving of underserved and unwarranted up votes by me no matter what you say (kidding). Nice work on your part!
2. Yes of the Hall of Fame. Given the epic ass-kissing and build-up RDT was given I absolutely love the fact he's been brought back to earth with a thud. If you've been on the board and active for any length of time we've all had our "one shining moment" when the board rebukes strongly something we say. It's part of life. How you deal with it says more about you than the event itself IMO.
I don't usually post on here, however, as an avid mgoblog follower and reader of the board, I feel the need to comment on the subject as I have some "insider" info. Also, completely sorry I missed out on the fun yesterday. I overlooked this topic or else I would have posted sooner.
I went to high school with WIAB and haven't had contact with him since maybe a year after that ('03) besides seeing stuff on facebook. He's been living in Michigan for at least the past 15 years, not counting some time in the Army, and he did have a son recently. I guess he pretended to be an Alabama fan as RDT because his dad is an Alabama fan, so he probably grew up rooting for the Tide, but he is a Wolverine fan. I guess the thought crossed my mind before that he could have been RDT as some of the posts sounded like WIABs. I have no idea why he pretended to have inside info, I never believed him to have any contacts, so I usually ignored WIAB's posts. But that would be the Alabama tie.
In a hilarious side story, he once told some friends and I that he was playing college hockey at Syracuse as a goalie. Mind you, we never knew him to be a hockey player but he claimed he was a great goalie. Naturally, we called him out on this. The real kicker, obviously for those that follow college hockey (or at least Michigan), is that Syracuse does not have a hockey program. Yet he insisted that he was their goalie and wouldn't fess up to his BS even though we all knew. I can't remember some of the other stuff, but he had a knack for making up BS like this.
In all, this completely adds up to me. I won't post names or say anything too revealing out of respect for his privacy.
Thanks for the data point! That all makes sense -- I just don't know why he is afraid to admit to it. I think a lot of us had fun with it, and I personally would have nothing against WiaB -- he'd get a lot of ribbing when he posts, but oh well. He added some good things to the discussion, so I hope he continues with his WiaB account, and doesn't instead start a new handle and start from scratch.
What's up WIAB/RDT/whoeverelseyouare! Nice attempt at smoothing things over, but it would be much better if you just came out on your RDT or WIAB account and fessed up like a man.
RDT has the exact writing style as does WolverineinaBag. This style is described as Passive, Nominalized, academic form of writing. There is another blogger on this site who has the same exact writing style...and he goes by the name Herm (MichiganMan1961). Could be a coincidence, but considering he created his MgoAccount 4 days after the Ty Isaac commitment leads to some curiosity...especially since RDT quit posting for a while during that same time frame. Just saying...
The validity of Herm has been questioned by alot of people on the blog. But, he hasn't answered to it and seems to have disapeared now, so I guess that speaks for itself.
"Michigan Man" is also a member of 247 and his one comment was to say how accurate RDT's predictions are.
So we have RDT, WIAB, and MichiganMan. Any others?