I seen Tate today(still in arm sling), asked was the shoulder/arm ok.....his response was "I'm good", I then asked would he be ready for Saturday, he definitively said "hell yeah"........take it for what its worth, but the man sounded serious. If I was a betting man, my money would be on Tate definitely playing, if not starting. This is not second hand info, I heard this directly from Tate.
Tate Still in Sling
And ask him what he's having for dinner? Also find out if he uses a loufa!
The other one simply conveyed that Tate was in a sling but didn't have any information that was passed along by the man himself. Different IME.
Just for the record. You shouldn't be worried about seeing Tate in a sling. All that means is that they will have to add a sling to the Heisman trophy statue.
don't believe you.
reference a little more obvious.
I think I'm contractually obliged to respond to this post.
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When in Rome...
I simply asked how was the shoulder, its not as if I went out of my way looking for him, just happened to walk past him. Guys like you need to stop acting hard, as if the question wouldn't have been on your mind had you seen him
Secondly it was a joke, relax. And thirdly yes I think it is a bit weird for a stranger to go up to another stranger and ask him how his shoulder is doing after a football game. Maybe some people like it but I would personally never bother a celebrity/sports figure by being star struck. Mostly I would just acknowledge to my party members that "hey look it's Tate and he's in a sling" and leave him be.
But hey I'm me and you're you and that's what makes this world a special place!
I'm the same way as you. I consider it an intrusion on their lives and just let them be. Don't think you should be negged for stating that.
MGoBlog has changed man... People get points for saying stupid things and get negged for saying their opinion/not stupid things.
And yes I think that it is intrusive because I can only imagine being Tate and how many times that some schmuck he has never met before comes up to him and says
"Gosh how is your arm? I really don't care if you get better I just want to know if you can play in the game Saturday because you playing in the game makes my life complete and I live through you!"
Yeah that about sums it up
***EDIT*** Seriously I really do think that it is the influx of M-Live/Rivals/Scout posters who are really starting to change MGoBlog.
mlive or whatever posters "changing" mgoblog, but I can assure you that at least one old-timer poster also felt you were being a dick to the OP.
Nobody is stopping you from expressing your opinions, just don't be a dick while doing it.
Couldn't agree more. Well said.
Also, there's a difference, in my opinion, between the social norms/customs found on a college campus between students and generally in society. On campus at U of M, you're colleagues. If you sit by each other in class or see each other, etc, it's not the same as if you're randomly at the mall and run up to a pro athlete and ask him all about his injury, etc. At least to me it isn't. Maybe I am mistaken/was mistaken when I was in college. And you didn't get negged for what you said, it was how you said it.
precisely.. -student athletes- are students before they're athletes. There is nothing wrong with asking a fellow student about his shoulder.
I totally agree with that statement. When you see someone on campus, and say "hey how about the game" or something to that effect is way different than intruding upon the privacy of a celebrity or pro IMHO.
It's not strange to ask a fellow student if they will be ok to play.
It's because you "seen" Tate. If you "saw" him you would be okay, but since you "seen" him you are obviously a stocker. Sorry, those are the rules.
Glass house. Throwing stones.
all these guise stocking other college guise is kinda creepy. I'm not a homophone or anything though.
You obviously didn't stalk him (actually who knows maybe you did/still do), and the other guy was just trying to be funny. It didn't work out for him and he looked bad on that one. If I saw Tate walking down the street I would probably go talk to him too. I think most people would go talk to him. Totally legit question and I guess good journalism. I believe I heard that it was a bruise (Try the presser update by Brian) and that Tate was going to play. This isn't big news, but pretty cool you got to talk to Tate.
I spoke with the man myself, in person, just simply relaying what he said. Just logged on and didn't read the previous post, although the previous post didn't mention that Tate said he would play, which is what he told me, at least I didn't notice during the quick skim of that post/replies that I just looked at.
The title of your post is "Tate still in sling" meaning "I saw the previous post and I wanted to confirm that Yes Tate is still in the same sling as earlier but now it has more signatures from chicks on it!"
someone on this here site reported seeing Tate in a sling immediately after the game on Saturday.
The first poster didn't actually speak to Tate, and that thread is past the first page now. Flip a coin. Had he not actually spoken with him, then yeah not warranted.
It is pretty cool to hear about Tate's enthusiasm to a complete stranger though.
Or he could have heard or read about Tate being in a sling from a hundred different sources (blogs, TV, newspaper, etc.), then saw Tate on campus and thought, "wow Tate is still in a sling" and then came on here and posted about it.
And I would hardly consider Tate a stranger. I will give you the fact that Tate probably has no idea who the OP was, but I am pretty sure everyone who watches Michigan football knows who Tate is.
Lastly, talking to a random classmate does not make you a creeper. If so then everytime somebody randomly went up to some girl in a bar and asked her a question, they would be a creep.
Why so rude?
Did you seen him real good? Sorry, I can't stand the seen/saw swap.
You beat me to it. I live in Jackson, MI and everyone here says, "I seen ....". Drives me INSANE.
The only thing worse is the "Where are you AT?"
WHERE YOU AT?
than Jackson, MI. It is one of the prime reasons I fled the state.
We used to take my brothers kids from out of state to Meijers to look at all the ugly people.
try living in WHO DAT nation
that you just want people to not include the at on the end of that. Not sure why that one is a big deal because a large majority of people probably use that and it's not too bad. The "I seen" thing is pretty annoying, though, and I understand that one.
What was he wearing?
This is good news. Please continue to refrain from molesting the young man.
in-depth analysis we all come here for. The heck with UFR and recruiting info, if we can just get an hourly update on Tate's sling status we'll know sooooo much.
BTW, if you run into Denard, will you check if he's got shoelaces today? Thanks!
I hear he ties them for "regular" life. Its a reminder to not juke people out of their clothes and sprint through the quad on his way to class...
Denard Robinson doesn't tie his shoes? How do they stay on?
Double post fail. No idea how that happened.
A broadcaster said during the WMU game that he only ties his shoelaces when he goes to church. Of course, that was a broadcaster, so take it for what it's worth.
We haven't even heard from him in forever? Where is he asking Tate how his shoulder is?
This is totally different than the other post. He spoke with Forcier, whereas the other person only saw Forcier in a sling. This is first hand reporting. Further, what is wrong with asking Forcier if he will play if you see him on campus? Some of you people really need to go get jobs as policemen since you seem to enjoy playing cop so much on these boards.
So...you joined about 7 minutes ago to make this post? Are you Matt D's Boyfriend?
Never met Matt D. I thought the reactions were silly so I opened an account. I have been reading this blog for a while, but I don't post. I believe there are people here who should dial down the blog policing. This was a good example because this post had different information than the earlier Forcier in a sling post, so I decided to comment.
This is how it starts.
Soon you will skip homework to read UFR and wonder why your grades are slipping.
FWIW, I don't think it's stalkerish at all to ask a guy in a sling how his arm is, especially when the guy is one of highest profile celebrities on campus.
However, with the poor grammar (and I am not a grammar stickler), I now understand why Michigan's rankings keep falling in US News.
Again, thanks for the update on Tate.
and if you bump into Moosman this week at all, ask him if he's ready to snap a football to a QB, instead of playing backwards bowling on the Michigan Stadium turf kthxby.
actually i did run into mooseman at Rick's on sat night...i wanted to say "Start F-ing snapping the ball better!!!" but what actually came out was "good job today man, keep up the good work!" haha
I'm more concerned about what he does on East Lansing turf.
Fair enough, first hand info was a good addition
I didn't even catch the seen/saw thing. My grammar are going to toilet. Ohio rotting brain.
Some of you guys take these diaries way to seriously. With the negative points and what not. This guy came here with different info than what was posted before. Feel free to Negbang me as you all refer to it. If I could neg bang myself I would, just so I could be you all to it.
It's a forum topic
So you could be us all to it, huh?
If you're a student at UM and you see another student on the football team walking by it's completely appropriate to ask him how his arm is.
That's the charm of college athletics. I'm sure 99% of the team wants it that way, and so do the students.
It's the immediate posting of the "conversation" to this blog which I find laughable. I doubt 99% of the team wants their every word posted.
ask him if he has trouble unhooking all the coeds bra's who are surely throwing 'it' at him.
I don't see anything stalkerish about asking a public figure (Michigan starting QB) a question about a public injury when you see him on campus.
Stalkerish is when you scour websites, facebook pages and myspace to glean information about what high school sophomore football prospects are doing in their free time.
No wonder the economy is suffering. Ya'll are obsessing about whether it's good edict to approach an athlete or not?
Here's the man rule. You may approach a person who has more celebrity status than you ONLY if you are acknowledged by eye contact and a head bob, as if to say, "What's Up." Otherwise, leave em’ alone.
The fact that Tate's still in a sling can only mean a) he's creating a false sense of confidence for little bro, or b) "We screwed" on Saturday...that's unless Superman finds a way to Chad Henne his way through the game.
that's how this is going to roll. we're just gonna cut and paste our comments into each new version to shame.... SHAME... the reposters.
So...back say 61 years ago when the captain of the 48 team walked across the Diag and some student asked him 'Hey are you going to beat Ohio State this weekend?' that was "stalking"?
give me a break...this has been happening with Joe Cool on Campus football players since the first ball was ever snapped.
Just think, anyone who was a senior on the '48 team could have feasibly beaten both Nazi Germany *and* the Buckeyes!
Just think, anyone who was a senior on the '48 team could have feasibly beaten both Nazi Germany *and* the Buckeyes!
I found an interview with Frank Whitehouse '49, '53 MD. He was on the 150 pound and under team. He was a bomber pilot in the pacific.
Also, much like the '48 Buckeyes, the Volkssturm the Allies faced in the final months of the war was comprised of pimple-faced teens and toothless old men.
IMO Tate likes people coming up to him and asking him about his arm. He likes the attention and what 19 year old kid wouldn't. Besides it's coming from one of his classmates, not some 40 year old stalking his Facebook profile.
People on here bitch all the time about being obsessed with the daily lives of 17 year old recruits, but somehow its okay to attack some kid because he saw Tate in a sling and thought he would share. How is that any different from ripping Boo Boo for playing like crap and waving his arms after the receiver drops a wide open pass like he had something to do with it?
So you spent 2 minutes of your day reading about Tate's shoulder. You could even argue that you are creepy for taking the time to read about a 19 year old.
And no I am not the OP's friend or have ever met him, just think it's pretty hypocritical go after him.
I am sorry, mattD, for reacting meanly to your post. It won't happen again.
I was going to correct the spelling of "Loofah" but I'm not sure where I fall on the sarcasm success meter so maybe I'll give it a pass.
-1 for knowing what a Loofah is, let alone how to spell it.
EDIT: -1 to me for looking it up.