"I don't know if my gut-feeling has changed."
Basically he hasn't spoken to Hart yet. This is basically "I have no new news."
But... he's already hyping Rawls.
Thanks for wasting my time. Can we raise the point-level for starting a thread?
Sam Webb saying that his gut feeling hadn't changed is noteworthy. I'm glad the OP posted this.
Ok, yours is a voice I highly respect around these parts; thus, I'm gonna hold back on the hair trigger critiquing from now on.
By 'knew news' did you mean 'new news'?
of course he did. because if it said "no knew news", that would be untrue, since we all knew this news already.
he meant know knews.
Reports indicate nothing to report!
I wonder if this is what Al Gore had in mind when he made this thing.
asking about Sam Webb's gut feeling and whether it would change this morning, so any update on Hart from Webb seems relevant and board worthy, no?
There is no conclusive video evidence to overturn the call. Therefor it is what it is. Stand by.
Wow, and a self-upvote to boot. Jolly good show ol' chap.
Am I reading that wrong? Looks like a self-downvote.
Looks like the douchy board police are out in full force this morning. If someone asks Sam Webb about an important recruit, I think that's worth the five seconds it took me to read this.
What was there to read? Nothing changed.
It isn't an update. Sam didn't have any new information (hence the "I don't know"), and neither does the OP.
This was just Sam stating that to his knowledge, Dee Hart didn't commit to Auburn this weekend, thereby negating the
silent commitment to strong interest in Michigan that is denoted by Sam's "gut feelings." This is not new. We knew this.
I like to listen to the recruiting roundup on WTKA. But, I work at 7:30 on Mondays, so I don't get to hear it on the way in. After reading the Hart thread last night, I figured someone would ask what Sam thought. Sam didn't have a real answer, but that doesn't change the fact that it's something I would have been listening too and have been interested in.
Given the level of tiny detail, rumor, and speculation that gets discussed on this board, I think jumping all over this guy for this post (especially in the "look at me" way people were doing it) is unnecessary and uncalled for.
Perhaps I should have clarified; the info wasn't necessarily the problem. There is already a thread active and discussing this topic: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/hart-loves-auburn-visit. This would have made a wonderful comment, but it makes a shitty stand-alone thread.
To start a new thread based on Sam Webb admitting he doesn't have any new information is a little, shall I say, Burgundy-esque:
I think the OP probably meant well, but the information in his post is small enough that he probably could've let everyone know the content of his post in the subject line. Something along the lines of: "Same Webb hasn't talked to DHart"
Then, the rest of his post could've been about "gut feeligs" and what not, and nobody gets hurt.
This board has one of the biggest collection of pricks on the net. If you don't like the post simply ignore it.
Yes but then where does it stop? The entire point of having rules and regulations on posting is to increase the signal:noise ratio. If the "pricks" on this board don't set someone straight when they post something incorrectly, then the board starts to devolve.
The best part of MGoBlog is that usually we don't have to worry about "ignoring" very much.
but you get 45 replies with smartass remarks. It's unnecessary.
but what if you have 45 smartasses that want to post just one thing?
There's waay more than 45 replies in this thread.
Couldn't agree more in fact.
As if 200 meme-oriented graphics, innuendos, co-signs etc. are substantial contributions. While I agree with the sentiment, I really don't need 50 permutations of 'haters gonna hate' graphics.
To post that Webb, who typically has a finger on the pulse of M recruiting and had previously indicated a positive gut-feeling with regard to Hart's status, did not have any new information at a time when said recruit wouls seem to be waivering, is useful to me.
as if 15-20 snarky replies telling the OP the same thing are somehow more productive. If you are so worried about the wasting of your time......
The irony of it is, while I understand the concerns of those that seek to enforce the rules and mores of the board and their paranoia that it not turn into M-live, the zeal with which they do it and the condescing manner in which they approach it only serve to make it more like M-live in terms of vitriol.
In this case, a single, helpful reminder to a realtive newbie poster to perhaps maske the thread title more informative is all that is needed.
This blog has some of the most pretentious and self-important jerks on it that i have ever seen. No...its not MLive.....but its close sometimes.
I have read this blog for a very long time before registering to post. Not sure why i bothered.
This whole points system has led to some real asses thinking that their opinion is somehow much more important than anyone else's based just on their point total. And its usually the same jerks over and over. I have no doubt some good posters have been chased away just because they did not want to deal with the massive ego's we have at this site.
Just because you have tons of points does not make you smarter than a poster with 44 points. I have read some really asinine comments from posters with 15k points....and some really good comments from people with almost none.
This constant negging of people and talking down to them is pitiful. Yea...neg the trolls...but stop trying to show everyone how smart you are because you have 20 thousand points. All they really mean is that you have lots of free time to make posts. Nothing more.
He said he would not change his gut-feeling until he talked to Hart. HIs main hope is rooted in the passage of time between Hart's visit and his decision time; the longer he delays the decision, the more the glow of the Auburn experience will fade, or so he hopes.
Don, you beat me to it. The atmosphere at the Clemson-Auburn game had to be incredible with a night game with an overtime win. All big time for a big time recruit to see. What's not to like. Michigan just needs to continue to take care of business on the field. The one thing we have going for us is that his family has visited here and they all loved the Michigan coaches and felt good about him coming here. I didn't hear or see anything about his family visiting Auburn with him. Give it a week or two and the shine of the Auburn game will have faded a bit.
I was at the AU-Clemson game this weekend. No question it was a great atmosphere. When Clemson jumped out to their early lead I was pretty pumped because I thought it would be a good thing for the crowd to be "out of the game" when it came to Hart's experience. Of course Auburn clawed their way back in, and Clemson's crappy reciever dropped a TD pass to seal it and the crowd was pretty wild in OT. They have another tough game against South Carolina in Auburn this weekend. I'm sure Hart will be following this one closely. Hopefully the ol' ball coach and Marcus Lattimore can lay the wood and take some of the luster off Auburn.
I wish I taken the time away from tailgating to go down the the Tiger Walk and give Dee a "Go Blue" when he walked by...assuming they let the recruits walk w/ the team. Oh well.
but could the atomosphere compare with the rededicated Big House, flyovers, Brock, Denard's breakout, etc?! I'd be more concerned with what Auburn does to lure him away from the whole sideline night game experience. Cash, women, parties- just good ol, down home SEC recruitin'.
Everyone knows that Dyer is a big time frosh TB for AU. But I didn't realize that McCalebb was only a Sophmore. And McCalebb is a more shifty back like Hart.
Webb said that some reports indiciate that a decision could be made this week. I doubt that will happen. Impending Hart commitments has been the norm. If this goes 2-3 weeks, we look better and better (so long as we win..).
Don to the rescue - if the OP had said that Webb sounds less confident, that his overall impression of Webb this morning is that he might want to, but cant change his gut feeling "yet", then he would have provided something of interest. It seems that there is something to take away from Webb's show, it's just that the OP did a poor job communicating just what that was. Don saved the thread.
His condition remains unchanged.
Nice SNL reference.
If I recall correctly, I believe that Dee has said he almost committed to Michigan several times in the past. Why should we look at his comments about Auburn any differently. The kid is 18 and probably just enjoying the process. I have no idea where he will end up, but I think we quickly forget that he has done this before.
Dee must be blue so he can join the Michigan Denard Robinsons! GO BLUE
Oh I get it, because weed.
Sorry, I'm not in high school and I've got shit to do.
"I don't know if my gut feeling has changed?"
Dude - maybe you could ASK yourself.....
and sausage for breakfast. Now thats news
Hart broke the Dr. Phillips career rushing mark that held for 20 years, and rushed for over 200 yds. So congrats to D Hart.
Whether he does it in a new thread or the old one is his choice.
Sam Webb saying anything about Dee Hart (yes even that he doesn't know anything new) is something I (and others apparently) want to hear. If you do not, feel free to not exercise your right to NOT CLICK ON THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE.
I've been around Brian's site (haloscan and here) for a long time and the "old school" douchebaggery is getting out of hand. Simmer down, YOU don't own the site. YOU don't get to decide what other people want to share.
First, the title suggested there was news from Webb about Hart. But only by clicking on the thread, and reading it, is one able to tell that it contained zero information. I am not sure how you and Lloydfrown do not get the simple progression required there.
Second, you argue that we should just let everyone post as they like - that it's their choice. If you feel so strongly that everyone should have free range unless the site's owner says otherwise, then perhaps you should not criticize our critique of the OP, don't you think? Who are you to say we can't critique a post? You are not the owner, right?
I agree with that too. You are both right.
I just said his logic for posting it is not as retarded as you are making it out to be (making you look like a d-bag).
Why is everyone so harsh to other people on here? If you don't like the post click on another. There really is no need to tear people down just to make yourself feel better. I for one thank you for the update, Sam wasn't very informative but that is on Sam not on the OP.
You know the board is edgy when there is 41 replies to a Dee Hart post that says, "No new news to report".
must every thread devolve into a neverending, revolving discussion of the posted information and its thread-worthiness?
From your keyboard to God's ears.
Tiring is my description. The recruiting info is gold so we end up scrolling through all the griping to find the nuggets and good thoughts.
That old saying:
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to simply ignore."
The otherwise really smart people here get way too bogged down being critics of other Michigan fans' posting skills.
Readers like us have to ignore the critiques mostly because those critics refused to simply ignore what they consider to be a substandard post.
Again, the people on here are way too smart for such waste.
Thanks. I guess..
one more reason for my continued advocacy for the "are you serious" button to pop up after you hit "save"