Football Display Case
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Like this kid treated Ohio State and Michigan. Your favorite changed.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
If you could care less about his Buckeye snuggie and Brutus stuffed animals then I want to know how much we're talking.
Edit: I actually disagree with your post. People are intitled to their opinions, but if they're being assholes and sending him messages then it shows that this football thing is way too important to them. It's probably time to find a new hobby when you're a grown ass man and you're sending a high schooler hate filled messages. Anyway, what if some of those messages are coming from Michigan fans who are in high school. I say bring on the vitriol. Who better than your peers to degrade you and the comments you made?
Omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis.
I mentioned this in yesterday's thread:
It will work itself out. If the kid works hard and buys into Michigan's program, it will all work out and he'll be a Michigan Man. If he slacks off because he truly doesn't buy into what the Michigan program stands for, then he'll ride the bench for four years and say sayonara.
It's not about who he is now. It's about who he will be in four years.
Twitter - Recruiting Update: May 20
...that this kid even had a make a statement.
Some people need to get a grip.
“True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise — the other, loyalty.”
He's not from Ann Arbor now, he's from Ohio. Just because he's a Wolverine doesn't mean he has to swear off any ties to "the Buckeye state," or that he can't be proud of being where he's from.
"Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football." - John Heisman
My heart dropped a little when I saw this thread. Honestly it sucks that what should be one of the happiest, most important times of his life is partially ruined by a dumb comment and douchebag fans. It makes me embarrassed to be a part of the same fanbase as some of the clowns who make twitter comments or whatever that caused him to do this.
Honestly when is it going to become socially taboo for people to say cruel shit to one another in anonymous or semi-anonymous forums online? I think as a society people need to decide that acting like bullies online, even when it's anonymous (especially when it's anonymous?) just shouldn't be socially acceptable.
Call Mr. Plow, that's my name, that name again is Mr. Plow
Unortunately, they remind me a lot of the devisive RR days. Most of us here embraced the Hoke hire because of its unifying effect on the Team and fanbase. I honestly wonder what Bo would say about the situation; I suspect something about "The Team."
Give the kid a break, he is just being an 18yr old, and so what if he likes Ohio, give him a year around Hoke and the team, and will see what happens then..he will prolly never go back to that shitty state lol
But true. Michigan fans aren't better. I would say Michigan fans just think they are better. I often find myself embarrassed by Michigan fans because they take sports too serious. Sports are a pleasant distraction from life. They spend too much time trying to prove they are better then"insert teams fan base" much like race both have good and bad. Michigan isn't immune to the d-bags
And your comment proves your own point Cornwallce.
"Everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
I think he was misquoted. He said he loves the state of ohio and it got reported as loving ohio state. But it really doesn't matter. A teenager shouldn't have to feel bad for saying he loves something. Even if that thing is OSU. It's ludicrous reading this statement from a kid apologizing from the bottom of his heart because his love hurt our feelings.
I think a good movie would be about a guy who's a brain scientist, but he gets hit on the head and it damages the part of the brain the
This is the reason moron fans should not get upset by every little story. Because as often as not, the story is largely made up by moron reporters.
The kid's not even a freshmen yet; it's ridiculous that fans are holding his feet over the coals for a misquote, or even for a misstep in communication on his part if thats what happened. But questioning his loyalty to the team, such that he feels the need to say this? Awful. He signed his LOI with us, and he was obviously seen to enough of a Michigan Man by coach Hoke to get that scholarship, and that should be enough to satisfy all of us.
"Long time listener, first time caller."
No problem Reon. Enjoy your time in Ann Arbor and just ignore the less than 1% of Michigan "fans" who are hasseling you.
I look forward to seeing you in the Big House next year.
Congrats on your signing.
The M Block also talked to Reon today. Here's some further stuff from him:
Basically we were just talking a lot and I said a lot of stuff including some things that I shouldn't of said in a way I shouldn't have said it. I talked to Mr. Fogle, our athletic director and he used to be a broadcaster so he knows how it works, he knew the reporter who interviewed me and it was all just really out of context. I didn't know what we were talking about would even be in his news segment. First of all, I don't like attention, I'm like a humble guy and I don't talk a lot. All of my teammates will tell you that I don't talk much so I really don't know what all this is, at the end of the day I just want to play football. It is something I have to live with because I said it. I really wasn't even talking about Ohio State, I was talking about the state of Ohio.
You can read the full quote from him here: http://www.themblock.com/2013/02/reon-dawson-clears-air.html
I really feel bad for him. What is funny to me is why people here believe someone from Ohio, who probably dislikes Michigan, over a guy and his best friend who are coming to Michigan. That makes a lot of sense to me. Why does the reporter automatically get a pass here?
I feel bad for that kid and I would never associate myself with anyone that results to insulting a kid on twitter or facebook. I think it is very immature and I find it embarrassing that there are actually michigan fans that do this.
Reon, if you read this blog just know that 99% of the Michigan fans are great people that are excited at the possibilities that your unique size and speed could bring to the CB position at Michigan. If anything use the stupidity of the few Michigan fans that said things they shouldn't have as motivation to become the best CB you can be (and especially better than your former teammate Cam)!
It's tough being Blue in Columbus!!!
I grew up in California yet attended UofM. I know what it's like to "turn on your school(s)" in the eyes of the locals. Sure, I was not a D1 athlete (therefore I give Reon a lot of credit), but I went against the grain to travel to Ann Arbor for school. I am proud to be a Michigan Man, and so should Reon be. I give him the utmost respect for not only being proud of where he came from but also for reaffirming his commitment to the school where he'll play some awesome football. Michigan fans; be proud!
Can people stop proclaiming to be Michigan Men? It's worse than giving yourself a nickname. The ultimate douche move.
This kid shouldn't have to defend himself. Grown people need to leave him alone. He's a kid. Besides, he'll b all blue once he hits Ann Arbor;) Welcome to Michigan!!!