Semi OT - WTKA Caller and Tate's behavior
As soon as Denard went down, Tate put his helmet on and started warming up. That much I remember.
Yep, Tate was behind the bench passing a ball, while DG was on the sidelines taking snaps from Molk.
damn double post
(1) Whatever this is, it's not OT. It's about Tate Forcier, a Michigan football player.
(2) What this is, I'm afraid, is road-rage directed at an anonymous caller. Unfortunately, he probably does not frequent these boards, and those that do gain little from this.
When you hear those callers (the misinformed, perpetually angry, and denizens of underbridges), take a deep breath and revel in the fact that the proverbial bandwagon is now slightly lighter in the waist.
Maybe he was trolling, I don't know. The combo of me watching the game and seeing the evidence contrary to what the caller lied about within like, 2 minutes of when he said it, set me off. Gotta go, I'll check on the thread later.
Enough with the Tate threads already. I've heard more about Tate this week then I have about our excellent win against a BCS caliber team.
Can we agree not to post anything about talk radio anymore? Actually, can we also not post anything about columnist X "dissing" the program by not picking Michigan to win? I'd like that.
Wait, someone didn't pick Michigan to win? Can we boycott his/her newspaper and/or magazine and/or radio show and/or website?
I suggest everyone enforce this boycott by frequently posting this person's work on the board. Multiple times a day, if possible.
From what I remember in the game as soon as Robinson went down both Gardner and Tate were at the sideline. However, as soon as it became evident that Gardner would be the one going in the cameras showed him warming up and Tate kind of pushes his way through the team to the bak of the sideline. I don't remember them showing him at that point on the bench alone or anything. To me he looked a bit upset but what competitive athlete wouldn't be.
I listened to Sam and Ira this morning and I think Sam said it best when he stated that no one knows these players better than the ones around them and a snapshot is not telling the whole story. It was near the end of the game and the camera didnt focus on him right after Devin went in. He was with the team as they sang the Victors. This is just the haters going off, because there wasnt much to hate on Sat.
(watching TV at home) you couldn't make any judgements of what Tate was feeling at the moment Denard got hurt. I will admit that everyone around was a bit surprised that Tate was not the back up coming in to relieve Denard. This caller was obviously jumping to conclusions. I wouldn't be surprised if Tate is going through some feelings of disappointment, having got beaten out for the starting position he used to have; but that's just sports. However, I really didn't see any evidence of a "pouty" kid on the sidelines. I think i speak for most Michigan fans when I say that I have no resentment for Tate or the way things have worked out. Tate got us through a tough year last year doing his job the best he could, and for that I am greatful. All three quarterbacks deserve praise for working as hard as they did in the off season to get us to 1-0. GO BLUE!!
It's a...jump to conclusions mat.
I have people skills!
Some guy sounded to be almost in tears claiming the Spread wasn't going to work in the Big Ten. I wasn't going to post this but as long as we're posting worthless comments, by worthless fans, I figured - "why not?"
I'm amused by the large number of Spartan fans who assume any coach who runs a spread offense is the clone of John L. Smith.
It's only because they can't spell Rodriguez.
You do know that anyone can call in to a radio show right? Like, ANYONE. Osama Bin Laden could have been calling in to talk about Tate's emotional state from a satellite phone in the middle of the Afghani desert. Billy Mays could have been calling in from beyond the grave. It could be that teacher you hated in elementary school or that one guy in that one movie that you saw that one time.
Don't let it get to you.
Justin B from Columbus, Ohio, Hello!
Like I said when it happened, most viewers had a 2-minute lingering shot of Tate on the sideline and presumed that he was totally giving up on the team. Personally, I saw it more as a kid watching the field at the end of the game, realizing that he lost his position and needed to work hard to get it back, and taking stock of how he got there. Maybe a bit naive, but I fully expect Tate to be 100% for this team going forward and for him to save this team at least once during the season.
I was sitting across the field from our bench and thought I saw Tate starting to warm up when DR was down - looked he was expecting to go in. Not really surprised he took to the bench when he found out otherwise - that's a tough spot to be in. Hopefully it all blows over - we need him.
You have to realize how embarrassing this must be for Tate. He was kind of a rock star after the first 4 games last season. He started all our games. To go from that to 3rd string has to be a difficult pill to swallow. All his friends and relatives (and girls) must be texting and calling him and asking him about it all the time. I know I would have a hard time dealing with it and I'm 30 years old, I can't imagine what it would've been like at his age. Now that he was caught on TV for a moment sulking or being disappointed, the amount of feedback he must be getting has to be insane. I really feel bad for him, but only if he's using this as motivation to bust his ass and bring his skills to this football team on a daily basis. I hope that TV moment was really just that, a singular moment, and completely out of context, and that Tate's mindset is very different from what the media want(s)(ed) to portray.
Sam and Ira also mentioned something about a sentence being expunged from Rothstein's article on Tate leaving his team and not singing The Victors at the end. Apparently that was in the original article but there is video of Tate singing The Victors with the team. Sam and Ira were too polite to mention it, but I will: Why do "journalists" like to JUST MAKE SHIT UP?
Next time there's a symposium on why newspapers are dying, I'd like someone to point stuff like this out.
They are basically lazy, only know half the story, and add 2+2 to fill in the blanks. Somehow, their answer is always 5.
..should get tickets, go to the games, and watch. And cheer for Michigan, if they are so concerned about the team.
I saw him as soon as the injury happened, and he was on the sidelines with the coaches. Even after Denard went back in, he was on the exercise bike losening up.