RT @Rosenberg_Mike: I am leaving the Free Press to be a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
Pretty good two days w/ Inge being cut yesterday.
RT @Rosenberg_Mike: I am leaving the Free Press to be a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
Pretty good two days w/ Inge being cut yesterday.
Now if they only get rid of everyone else who had a part in that article, I'll be able to read the Freep again.
Just don't let that turd anywhere near the swimsuit edition. Somehow he'll manage to screw that up.
MAKE THAT GO THE HELL AWAY!!!!!!
That might be the most disturbing picture I've had to lay my eyes on in like forever!
NSF . . . anywhere?
Except a fat-enthusiasts convention.
not safe for life
how the 3 super obese on the left make the obese one on the right look somewhat normal, Lordy.
So you're saying you'd do her?
more cushion for the pushin
Built for comfort...not for speed.
Throw some baby powder on her and aim for the wet spot!
right? Wait how much alcohol is involved?
HOLY HELL how bad could the blurred object be if the photog left the rest??????
I've never wanted to be pepper-sprayed in the eyes so badly in my life. I mean with the military-grade stuff.
Dibs on the one on the left. She took her bottom off.
are optional when you got rolls like that.
They may still be there?
'Dibs', is that another name for 'Fork Lift'? Egads, I bet the four of them aren't allowed in the pool at the same time, it probably cost a pretty penny to fill it back up again...
M-Wolverine, that is irresponsible, and reckless use of the internet. You need to put warning labels on posts like that.
I laughed for about 15 minutes. That is exactly what Rosenberg would do to the Swimsuit Issue.
My eyeeees! My eeeeeeeyes! OH MY GOD WHY CAN'T I SEE????
...Rosenberg to much credit for his swimsuit issue. Something like this is probably that twerp's preferred flavor:
Borges is Gorgeous but this is taking it a green testicle too far.
This is the first time I actually LOL'd from someting on this blog.
Those are my kind of women!
False. As long as Drew Sharp's stink permeates their halls, the Freep is dead to me.
It is a completely corrupt enterprise, from the top down. There's Paul Anger, the Publisher. Who lied in his column defending Rosenberg and Snyder. There's Sharp; and there's Michigan beat-writer (and Rosenberg co-conspirator) Mark Snyder who is still there, still acting as the conduit of Michigan athletics for Freep readers. And don't forget Mitch "Mateen Cleaves' Sweater" Albom.
And there are the as-yet unidentified editors who signed off on Rosenberg/Snyder as they used anonymous sources and methods that appear to have been contrary to the Freep's own rules, not to mention all good journalistic sense.
There is a lot to condemn at the Free Press, apart from Rosenberg.
I thought you'd be happy.
You should have a blog.
...that the Free Press isn't just plain dead yet. Their circulation has been going down the toilet for years.
No you won't. It's not good enough that they (hypothetically) left, because they left without being fired or punished by the Free Press in any way. The freep might be a better paper with them gone, but it's still guilty.
I'm glad that he is leaving the freep, but not really happy that his douchebaggery was rewarded with a position at SI, which is sort of a "dream job" for many sportswriters.
As for the freep, I would have been a lot more impressed if he had been fired instead of leaving on his own terms. At least we still have Amazon to celebrate.
this is technically a promotion, but i will view it as a blessing for the local sports readers.
SI is probably sending him to Tucson. lulz.
yeaaaah except now he's going to be shitting on his keyboard and sending it to sports illustrated instead of the free press. Not really better if you enjoy SI.
Just cancel your subscription and tell him Rosenberg is the reason. I did. I guess they dont care, because their made him a senior writer.
I kind of like SI and try to use their site as an alternative to ESPN. I'm not pleased to hear that he is taking on a larger role there.
Its just another reason not to read SI. How is this guy still allowed to write anything besides fiction books?
Pretty good two days is an understatement for these things. Now what to complain about? Dave Brandon do something . . .
don't let the door hit you on the way out, Mike
People still read Sports Illustrated? I love reading about last weeks news! /s
EDIT: Sorry for lack of embed! Messed it up.
One of my Top 10 favorite movies... I forgive the lack of an embed
I didn't need the embed to recognize that quote. "Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died."
SI was a rag before. Just got worse. Freep still owes my school and those players an apology.
This is proof the media doesnt have to deal with reality. Great that hes gone, but a promotion ????
Great, now can we get Valenti to leave for NPR somehow?
Unless by NPR you mean "North Pittsburgh Radio" or "somethin. Then, by all means.
he would contribute to RCMB. ...or does he already??? BWAHAHAHAHA
you are missing nipple twister
It's not popular on here, but from experience, Rosenberg is one of the finest, most honest men I've ever met. Everyone's got their own opinion, that's what makes this business great, but I wish him the best of luck with Sports Illustrated.
Honest ???? Riiiiiiight
Rosenberg played a big part in putting a stain on Michigan by making allegations which had virtually no basis in fact. His reporting besmirched an otherwise clean program and cost a ton of money to resolve. Good riddance.
Really, I am still waiting for the just kidding part.
for him to get off Rosenberg's ball sack. Jeez.
I 100% agree. And the other day I met Satan, Hitler, Stalin and Charles Manson hanging out by he pool with him and they are also completely swell guys with an undeserved reputatation for evil. I sure wish people would give folks a second chance and not dwell on those little "indiscretions" the media makes such a big deal about.
Thanks for checking in to say goodbye, Mike. Don't forget to self-fellate on the way out.
I want to see Muppets, dancing with Kate Upton.
I want Muppets, with Kate Upton, dancing to the Hawaiian War Chant, with torches and pitchforks setting fire to piles of copies of the Detroit Free Press. In the middle of the diag.
Buh bye, you sanctimonious prick. Strongly-worded letter to follow.
Calling someone else a sanctimonious prick? Really?
What are you going to talk about now?
No, but I'm really happy about this. The violations story was horrible, but he does this on a weekly basis. Wrong info, lies, misuse of real info. Just bad writing
does this hack get a job at SI
Bye bye sum bitch
Remember when he cried to John U. Bacon about no one buying his book?
I can sympathize. Punching dolphins is a full-time job unto itself.
"I can sympathize. Punching dolphins and bludgeoning baby seals is a full-time job unto itself."
He will ascend to his maximum level of incompetence which will be to pen gotcha's on such notaries as RR in Arizona, Mike Leach, and now John L. Smith
Hey Rosenberg, how are those book sales going?
I was given this book as a gift for my constipated dog Messner. He circled it twice before settling down and relieving himself for the first time in days. We plan on picking up a case of these.
A: 100% Pure Colombian.
as Rosenberg got exactly what he wanted. Besides gettting RR and Martin, his other goal was clearly to parlay the story into a national gig. He now has that and once again it pays to be bad at your job as a journalist.
I am pos-ing you. Because you are right. Thoroughly, absolutely correct. And yet I am still happy about it. And, glad that you posted this.
now he's somebody else's problem.
And I wonder of his shit will work for a national audience. I am quietly hoping he gets barbecued.
The sad part is all of the Daily writers, AnnArbor-com writers, and other journalists congratulating him on twitter. Now they have to suck up to him in hopes of networking.
Pat Forde just tweeted he's one of the best. Lots of ass-smooching on this one.
that's too bad. i understand not wanting to shit on him, but are congrats really in order? especially considering the Daily has annihilated the Freep in covering M sports while Rosenberg's been there.
You could have gotten rid of Rosenberg all along...you've had the power right at your fingertips.
I would have preferred his resigning in disgrace and then, while leaving the offices with a box of his own belongings, his stepping in a large pile of flaming dog feces. But, you know, I'll take what I can get.
Nicole Auerbach tweeted this and I replied back with "so he can take his personal vendettas national?" needless to say, she asked me to unfollow her. But the guy has no respect from me after reading Three and Out.
Ignore that, she's actually a great writer and her tweets are interesting. She just has to suck up to Mike to not burn any professional bridges.
There is no need to argue with any other writers. I remember that I read this somewhere, that people know what a lie the story was. The michigan sports writers were all silent in the room after his allegations came out. They have a right to say whatever and no need to get in an arguement with them.
As a follow up, I saw your tweet and if they dont want me to follow them, I am sure they wont lose any sleep over it. I pretty much unfollowed everyone that said the best writer. Still following the ones that just said congrats.
Sportswriters in Michigan voted Rosenberg as the co-winner of the Michigan Sportswriter of the Year in 2010, and they voted Mark Snyder as the winner of the same award in 2011. Both awards are completely inexplicable, except as an expression of other sportwriters wanting to give a vote of confidence to the two guys who were getting the fiercest criticism of their profession, from people outside the profession. A union vote, to protect a member of their bargaining unit.
If someone somehow thought that Rosenberg's award was accorded him as an acknowledgment of his book (from a year earlier, actually), or as a nod to his increasing national stature, that might make some sense. But then Mark Snyder's winning the award was nothing short of "perverse." Because Snyder hadn't done anything except to keep plugging away as the Michigan beat writer for the Freep, and to keep surviving the debacle of his participation in the Stretchgate Fraud.
Snyder didn't publish a book, he didn't do anything unusual outside of his beat, he didn't take a stand on anything.
John U. Bacon should have been the 2011 Michigan Sportswriter of the Year, in a walk. They could have named the award after him, for all future years.
So let's just remember on this day when we say good riddance to Michael Rosenberg that Mark Snyder is still here.
There is still plenty of trash still there besides Snyder. I am really curious, are the votes public, do other writers know who they voted for. Were no other writers nominated?
I asked, if nominations had been somehow restricted to dues-paying members of the association (@$40/year). Answer: No. I asked how people were nominated. The answer was sort of loose; I forget the details. I asked if the voting or the nominations were public. Answer: No.
Basically, an informal vote of the regular sportswriting staffs at all of the newspapers in the state (mostly metro Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, etc.) and a few other sports reporters.
Are their no other writers in the state that deserve this award. It's depressing that he got the job, makes me think all writers need to be political to get anywhere in this world.
I met Mitch Albom about 10 years ago in NYC in a bbq place right off Times Square. I went up to him and said Mitch great job and thanks. He looked at me like I had 2 heads. I was with a big party of friends and they all said who is that. I said he was the great Mitch Albom. I guess these guys all get big heads after they have worked for a while.
Interesting that she has since deleted her tweet to you saying that (assuming that, as it doesn't appear to be be on her timeline)
I applaud this move. Magazine stock is easier on the anus than than newspaper. And it absorbs water better.
He calls himself a journalist?? dont think so!
...on this great occasion in Detroit sports media. I am forced to assume that SI has never read anything written by Michael Rosenberg, of course. No matter, however...
Finally! Now maybe RR will be a better coach and he can win some games.
and by sports illustrated he means bleacher report...
GOD I hope it's true!!!!! I'm tried of his negatively toward the University of Michigan.
I will still boycott the freep
As an alumnus from New York, I never thought to read anything in the Freep ever, and obtained all my Michigan related sports news while living in Ann Arbor from...you guessed it...mgoblog and the board. I read War As They Knew It and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was the summer before the Freep article was written. And now after having read Three and Out, I despise this man.
My question is what is the general consensus about War as They Knew It around here? Did you enjoy it and find it entertaining/informative as it gave an interesting perspective about the era? Or could you not enjoy it given the author?
Don't be too hard on his fellow print media members. They all know they part of an industry that is dying and dying quickly so they band togehter like Custer's men at Little Big Horn. Face it - Every single person drawing a paycheck through print will be out of work in the next three years and they know it. They hate it -but they know it.
Kinda like the Passenger locomotive engineers about the time jet air travel was introduced. Technology does fuck careers up.
There's an awesome animated gif in there somewhere. Someone get out the Chunkums Signal.
"Your name's Rosenberg? You call yourself a journalist, you sonofabitch?"
shit.. why couldnt it be Sharp?
got exactly what he wanted from his whole stint at the Free Trash...
1. Make a name for myself by ousting the coach at the best college football program in the country...CHECK
2. Make the best program go on probation by trapping young players into misleading quotes...CHECK
3. Completely miss the infractions that I name and have the NCAA find different ones...CHECK
4. Get a job outside of the shit hole named Detroit...CHECK
To you, the dolphin punching Rosenberg...I have only one quote from the immortal Bill Walton-"You think you're better than you are."
Good riddance you dick!
I know this board detests Rosenberg but I've forgotten why. What exactly did Rosie do to attract such scorn?
Fabricated a hit piece on Michigan football because he didn't like the coach, and then acted like a jackass after the story was published.
Oh ok thanks, not cool. What was the fabrication? Did M suffer any consequences from his lies?
I don't read books. Was M exonerated of all Rosie's fabrications?
Tell you what; find us a nice, clear, clean blockquoted summary of what the Free Press alleged (things like "9 hours of practice on Sundays"), and I'll tell you how Rosenberg was debunked.
Even you can't spoil this day for me.
Now, get to work so that you don't cause any trouble for anybody else.
Can he take Drew Sharp with him? After all, a senior writer needs a coffee fetcher, and it would be nice to finally see Sharp in a job he's qualified for.
Rosenberg's sidekick, Mark Snyder, is still at Freep and today is heaping praise on Rosenberg as he leaves. He and Rosenberg sat side by side on TV interviews and Snyder was on the by-line to reinforce what Rosenberg spewed. Somehow, I felt the Freep editors placed Snyder with Rosenberg on that 'scoop' just to try to make it credible...
Scott would approve.
the parallels are a little bit creepy.
So I see they finally found away to make Sports Illustrated even worse...
In a little known adaption of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” Rosenberg and Guildensnyder are devious courtiers who are sent to spy on the small “Hamlet” of Ann Arbor, using their claimed friendship with the city to gain its confidence. They serve as spies for the corrupt King Columbus, who usurped the hamlet’s throne through cheating.
Columbus recruits Rosenberg and Guildensnyder to escort the Hamlet’s representatives to Indianapolis, Denmark, where they are to be condemned to the death penalty at the hands of the NCAA. However, the order backfires. The corruption of Columbus is exposed; Columbus ends up hearing the death knell of the NCAA; Guildensnyder sees his career die with the bankruptcy of his publisher; and Rosenberg is exiled to a distant land called CNNSI, where he spends the rest of his natural life toiling for his bosses, making hamburgers (which he calls "rosenbergers").
Wow that really sucks. So glad to see his reward for being a piece of shit is a huge promotion.
So do I get to boycott Sports Illustrated now?
There is a real trench-war going on right now, between The Ohio State University and ESPN/SI. Lawsuits, FOIAs, lawsuits about FOIAs, personal attacks, public recriminations, etc.
How ugly could it get, if Rosenberg is made the point man in SI's Big Ten football coverage, and he turns his charms on OSU?
I'd be on the Buckeyes' side in a New York minute.
...so I could have the distinct pleasure of calling to cancel my subscription and tell them why I'm doing it.
I don't know why this is good news to anyone...the Freep is forever dead to me and now this just taints another publication AND Rosey gets a promotion.
Sounds great! For me to poop on.
I don't feel it is good news. The Free Press sucks and I have avoided it for years.
I do read SI occasionally and often visit their website. In fact, I think this news sucks becaue it kind of feels like Rosenberg has simply moved closer to my turf and that I'm more likely to accidentally run into him now.
how folks define "failing up." Now we know.
AKA the Peter principle
I just lost some respect for SI, after hiring this ass-clown.
Just another magazine to start my bonfires with.
Bet he still doesn't know what a countable hour is.
Sad panda .... Wait...no happy panda
If you look at his twitter feed, there's at least a couple of people who question his ethics (yellow journalism, vendetta, etc) and he replies with "if you have questions about my reporting Shoot me an email....mrosenberg at freepress dot com"
Sounds like a challenge to me.
I am one of those individuals he replied to on twitter.
Aside from one issue, Sports Illustrated SUCKS. And so does Rosenzwerg.
I don't understand all the vitriol he is receiving.... he only wrote about information that was given to him. He didn't trap anyone, didn't deceive anyone, he was granted interviews and wrote about wrongdoings under RR's staff. That's all.
He is a journalist, that's what they do. This board should be mad at RR's staff, not a newspaper writer.
Tell that to the two freshman whose words he twisted to suit his agenda. And the information wasn't given to him, he sought it out, as he is known to have said that he was going to destroy Rodriguez.
Jon Chait, on journalism methodologies:
Brian Cook's summary:
Jon Chait II (separate concurrence):
My own diary entry; "David Brandon and the Press":
Brian Cook some more, on the background of "Three and Out":
That's a start. There's more, of course. Maybe I should create a summer reading list for the MGoBloggerati.
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