Could some kind mod format this for me, the I phone mgoblog app won't allow it.
Tom Kowalski Wins Pro Football Writers Award (My Tribute To Killer)
Are you WolverineInABag and RollDamnTide?
Normally only the OP would ask for a mod to format his post and state that he couldn't make the edit himself. Obviously you wouldn't be able to edit somebody else's post.
Ohhhhh shit, cover blown?
I'm being a smart ass, because the I phone app does this to me as well. Sarcasm never works on the Internetz.
... nor do terrible excuses.
I don't know what the big hubbub is about. It was clearly sarcasm, and everyone jumps on his back like he's some big fake. He's just an Alabama fan who likes posting on MGoBlog.
Nice try, RDT.
I never appreciated his ruse / cunning attempt of trickery.
/ you're not allowed to rent here anymore.
I really thought that you were TomVH but had to come up with this alter ego to be able to come back here and post without getting in trouble at your "real job."
Well whomever you are I really enjoy your posts and look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Nice try, RDT!
/No one who compliments him will ever be free of suspicion now
RollDamnTide was great while it lasted. I just spent the last 15 minutes going back through RDT's and WolverineInABag's comment history, and they perfectly match up -- not to mention that each account refers to the other's comments/stories a whole lot more than normal. This whole time I've thought that RDT was a creation of Brian/Ace/Seth/etc, and I can't help but feel a little vindicated. Nonetheless, great job WolverineInABag -- really well played.
If there's any particularly incriminating or hilarious evidence, I say this is thread-worthy. Most people on this site won't click on a Tom Kowalski thread.
Well, as one user posted an example below, RDT has referenced WolverineInaBag a few times, and WIaB has posted in awe of RDT a few times as well (for example, he suggested RDT in the thread about "Favorite MGoUsers").
Additionally, if you go back through their posting histories, you can kind of tell when the user signs out of one account, posts using the other account for a few days, and then signs out of that account and switches back to the first. If you look at Wolverine's posting history, you'll see that he hardly has posted in the last 11 weeks, but RDT has. Over 11 weeks ago, you see cases of WIAB posting a half dozen posts a day for a couple days, then RDT posting a half dozen posts a day for a couple days, etc. If I wanted to act lawyeresque I could put together an argument that would convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt, but I don't think that's necessary.
I'm not going to start a separate thread because I don't think it's THAT big of a deal, and if RDT/WiaB wants to continue the charade, I say go for it. It's kind of like Santa Claus -- we'll know what's up, but I'm not going to ruin it for the less-informed readers.
I've already emailed Brian. It'll be front page mgonews tomorrow morning.
Something tells me that Brian will really, really, really not care about this
EDIT: OR I missed really obvious sarcasm
Every other post was WIAB. Now some of them were quite good....but it did go from ridiculous volume to none.
They don't need to know.
Wow. It must be June
RDT/wolverineinabag, it's time to be funny & adult about this and admit to your split personality.
I'm Roll Damn Tide!
What's that you say? Wrong thread?
We need to make this into an episode of the old gameshow "To Tell The Truth":
On left: I am RollDamnTide.
Center: I am RollDamnTide.
On Right: I am RollDamnTide.
The guest panel will then ask deep,probing, sometimes personal questions to decide who the real RDT is.
I'M Brian, and so's my wife!
I don't think most people thought that RDT was actually for real. He told the blog what the blog wanted to hear and the board adored him for that, ignoring the evidence and downvoting the people who said otherwise. There were a lot of red flags: the number of times he posted, his need for attention, the generalities of his predictions, and his lack of knowledge about Alabama football. Farewell, RDT.
His overcompensation for being a "born and raised Alabama fan" and always posting that pic of what we now know is some random kid in a Bama shirt.
RDT shoulda stuck to the Bear Bryant pic
I don't know....seemed like there were a lot of guys all "why are these people being a dick to RDT?" and "we still value another viewpoint RDT, keep posting please, don't quit for the fourth time." I mean, someone was up voting all his posts to 5. (Though now we know that at least one of every vote he got was himself)
OH CRAP, MAYBE HE HAS 200 ACCOUNTS. ARE YOU ALL RDT?
In HTTV. That's a lot of Brian photobomb t-shirts.
...but who specifically would you like to single out?
I was very skeptical of him from the character from the start and when I said so and challenged this whole angle, I got negged.
By the way, the next time someone (Aquaman) tells me I don't bring anything to the blog, I'm adding this to my MGoResume.
1. Clickable panic button.
2. Assisted in running The_Big_House_500th, Bouje, and several other MLivers off the board.
3. Uncovered the truth about RDT.
4. Terrible Gifs.
How'd you run them off?
The_Big_House500th threatened to fight both me and 'David from Wyoming' during one of his regularly scheduled Red Wings meltdowns. Bouje was just Bouje. Half the board can take credit for that.
Have to say Bouje was remarkably resilient.
ahhh, the good ol days...
There hasn't been a good meltdown in a while. I miss the neg-bang :-(.
Still here friend. :-)
I like your community avatar. That was a great episode.
F that panic button, I could never resist clicking it and getiing those annoying unicorns everywhere
That's quite a resume. Pretty impressive. I vaguely recall that you also assisted me in cutting my posts down, both in frequency and post length. And I haven't bothered posting new content for several months.
WTF? Next someone will tell me Santa Claus is not real. Is no fairytale sacred anymore?
is more newsworthy about RDT than anything posted this weekend.
Regarding the original topic, I missed having Kowalski's voice - both spoken and written - during the Lions (very eventful) season. It's a shame that we lost him right before the Lions turned into a contender. Hopefully he can enjoy this run from a nice seat somewhere.
You had such a nice OP there buddy...it's too bad that it's all lost due to your secret being let out of the bag...R.I.P. Killer
but it's hard to believe a word you say anymore.
I'm not rehashing anything, but it's funny that the one person I've ever accused of doing this split personality thing (you) just posted in this thread. Any chance that you're also RDT and WolverineInABag?
06/24/2012 will go down in mgoblog history as the day the guy with a million accounts was busted.
Thats funny, but i know HELLE personally. He isn't anyone else. and no, im not RDT, Wolverineinabag, HELLE or the guy you originally said HELLE was. Yes im waaay to lazy to go back and look. Anyway, as you were.
It's funny how people have these crazy thoughts. What if I created Turd ferguson years ago, just to bash myself today ( Great Scott!!!)?
You actually remembered the thread!! You definitely need a hobby. Lol
Now you guys will never believe I'm a real Auburn fan.
Hey welcome to MGoBlog! Great to have some people from other fan bases hear! I love how much you respect Michigan and think we're going to win every recruiting battle against Auburn! You're a great guy! Here, have all my posbangs!
I am going to spend a ton of time on MGoBlog because that is totally normal for non-Michigan fans! I am totally not a Michigan fan in disguise!!!
Not to mention that WolverineInABag actually interviewed RollDamnTide at Hoke's Mad Magicians. Self interviewing self:
@WolverineInABag My interview with the one and only RDT. http://hokesmadmagicians.blogspot.com/2012/05/hokes-mad-magicians-interviews-rdt.html
Reading that now, makes some of those questions even funnier.
Welp, this is rather damning for the credibility of that blog. But as someone who doesn't read Hoke's Mad Magicians and is something of an RDT hater, I'm rather enjoying it.
I never understood why everyone loved this guy in the first place. All his posts were just ass-kissing BS from the start but because they were always pro-M, everyone ate it up.
Because my vague memory is you're being consistent, but I wonder how many people who just lambasted everyone for questioning him are now going to be "I knew it all along."
had absolutely no clue. But I did kinda wonder how this new guy waltzed in and was so popular so quickly. The next thing someone will find Herm is a fake.
I'm pretty sure Herm is all a lie, I just refuse to believe it, because either way he's absolutely hilarious.
I'm more concerned about finding out TPryor wasn't actually Terrelle Pryor.
Just to clear something up real quick, WolverineInABag, or whatever you prefer to call him, was a member of our blog for about two weeks, made a grand total of about two posts and has been gone for well over a month. He in no way is a reflection on HMM or our current situation/direction
I appreciate the sentiment but there is no way you can claim he isn't a "reflection" on your blog. You trusted him, published his content, and it was some bullshit. That is a very negative reflection on your blog.
And after he published said content, we split ways. I remind you that you are criticizing our blog for somebody that made two posts, I repeat, two posts almost two months ago and is no longer on the site. Our working relationship didn't work out for a reason and it has now ended. This is equivalent to criticizing Hoke for something Stonum does. They split ways for a reason and shouldn't be related much anymore, which is the same for our blog and this individual.
Great job on this! Thank you. I miss RDT and wish he would keep up his updates. At the Spring game there was an Alabama Fan who was in Michigan for work - and I was like - "Are you RDT?!" He was like, "uh, what?" BOOOO.
So this was a pleasant surprise when I opened your site.
I am fine with it.
Didn't that Sarah Hughes work for Hokes Mad Magicians. Is RDT her?
This interview is when I completely abandoned Hoke's Mad Mag. The idea that they though he was news worthy even if he was a real Tide fan.
Sorry, you all have it wrong. They live together and are lovers.
Can we get a mod to change the subject line this thread? A lot of people on this site would enjoy this, but (1) they won't click on a Kowalski thread and (2) I doubt that RDT/WolverineInABag will change it himself.
I'm envisioning some users looking at the sidebar tonight and wondering "How the heck does a Tom Kowalski thread have 50+ replies?", and then opening the thread and being like
Wee Bey a soldier. He walked into Jessup a man and isn't to be mentioned in the same post as a cat, Kramer and some downtown suit.
Naw, this is for the MGoNerds who click on every topic no matter what it's about
Hey. I'm no nerd...wait...no...nevermind.
I know right, I feel a little sad that I know this... I have other interests and hobbies and stuff...well shit...F5.
She said that they are called 'puppets' on her sewing websites... so, apparently lame ass people use multiple names on message boards to have excitement in their life... I can't believe that at all...
wait, people puppet post on sewing websites? Maybe it's just me, but that's far crazier than WIAB-RDT on here. I had no idea sewing forums even exist. What do they argue about, whether the spread thread pattern can work, or if MANCLOTH is better?
Jo-Ann Fabrics FTW, bitches. Hancock Fabrics blows. Their argyle designs will never sell in the Great Lakes region.
RDT is a fraud
The guy running a Ponzi scheme that finally gets caught. He's been at it for so long and is tired by the lies and all the covering up. I bet whoever this is feels quite relieved. Or he's legit crazy and is pissed at his other half for blowing his cover.
He's just here to prey on the morale of wolverine fans...i know them (rdt and w-i-b) personally.
Nice try RDT/WIAB
Roll Damn Tide is a lie.
A damn lie.
...we apparently need to have this conversation about investing in a lie detector:
I'm glad this has finally come to end and I don't have to listen to everyone sticking up for him whenever his "inside sources" are wrong.
How does Herm fit into all this; there has to be a connection.
I will refuse to believe Herm is not real. Herm lives.
I don't typically look at each poster's name to see who is saying what, but I know RDT developed a quick cult-like following in a short period of time
Him outing himself doesn't stir any particular emotions one way or the other, but it's provided some entertainment on a slow Sunday night.
RIP Killer Kowalski.....and RDT/WiaB
Leave RDT alone already! There's no real evidence that he is anything other than a legitimate poster. I, for one, loved his insightful and legitimate posts.
It's a conspiracy
I don't even know what's real anymore.
So, which is the sock puppet? RDT or WIAB?
It's one of the mysteries of nature.
This morning I checked the board and sighed; the offseason is soooooo boring. At least last year we had the Pryor/tressel show to watch, but this year, the best we've got is a bunch of playoff prognostication for 2 years from now. Blech.
But then, this happened. Ahem, someone pass the popcorn please...
I'm so bored I'm watching American soccer AND I clicked on this thread.
Perhaps I should just go play with my kids.
I came here to talk about Killer Kowalski and found out RDT's doppelgänger/real identity. Yes!!!!!!!
What do we make of RationalBuckeyeFan? And GoBlogSparty? And WatersDemos?
I can assure you I am truly a Buckeye fan and student with any sort of information into OSU as an institution.
Is that there are no rational Buckeye fans
He's got you Rational Buckeye.
The nickname given to the parking lot on Cannon Dr? You can never be too sure...
Haha I live on South, so I wouldn't know that... or I'm RDT...
I have a question: If I wanted to re-route all the raw sewage from my house directly to the Olentangy River, what the most direct route?
I'm looking to buy a new car, but I'd really like to get to know a car before putting down money. know of any places that allow extended test drives?
Everything I've ever know is a lie.
Not sure what's going on, but reminds me of the Sarah Phillips fiasco. Hoke Magicians interviews him/herself and ends up being the same person. Gets out of the game and ends up getting a job with another M website. I think RDT is this Sarah Hughes character.
It is going to be hard to trust again after this.
wtf. I felt dirty reading this.
Other stuff notwithstanding, a tribute to Killer is a tribute to Killer.
I think Killer would have loved this thread
I feel used. It's like I've been modding an MGoPotemkin village
Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich Malkovich.
This whole thing feels like a Tyler Perry movie. How many characters is RDT dressed up as?
RDT for Vendetta?
This has been enjoyable to read.
Respect to Brown Bear here who i recall telling him to shut up even back then. For all the "I knew it all along" claims, i can verify this one. Consider a career with the FBI?
there, Brown Bear.
What an incredibly strange thing to do.
Hey guys, I don't have enough points to start a thread but apparently use rolldamntide is a phony! Check it out:
Also, I have insider knowledge about recuiting and Florida State football if you're interested
I worked with Killer for about a year before he passed. He was a quality guy and one hell of a beat writer. No one knew more about the Lions than he did and no one did a better job interacting with readers and keeping them updated than Tom.
MLive misses him dearly.
What the hell is going on!?!
Herm signs with a ~ not a -
I'm pretty sure this was intentional. And we're all (myself included) fawning over him way more than he deserves. Yuck.
Also, I'd like to state for the record that i'm 100% ok with Herm being a fake, if indeed he were one. That much character and personality is rich, no matter if it's contrived or not.
I'll go ahead and be the jerk to bring some perspective...Isn't this whole thing extremely lame? Pretending to be someone you're not on the internet? Hurry! There has to be a medal, trophy, or some certificate we can give for such trickery. If we continue to let this go on in the future, people may start lying about the size of their dick, or worse, making up fake Hello posts. God that one cracks me up every time.
Not to mention that the guy was already posting as "Wolverine in a Bag," which presumably is not his legal name to begin with.
If you've got to run away from the internet moniker you came up with, maybe you need another hobby.
I am just so confused... So WiaB posted this long thing, then logged out, then logged in as RDT, and then tried to perpetrate like he wasn't WiaB?
He must have accidentally switched accounts, then tried to cover it up.
he was logged in on Iphone for OP, then went to desktop which was logged in to other account.
+ a zillion for this use of the word perpetrate. I feel so 1989'd.
Killer died? You gotta be sh!tt!ng me! I've spent the last couple of months following this RDT character and just recently came up for air. Wow! Can't believe he's gone.
that ~Herm has downvoted the OP's post.
Entertaining because of real-life parallels around trust, needs for admiration, mentality of the masses, etc. Wonder why he didn't just edit the post.
/ctrlc's and ctrlv's the post just in case he actually does
Like other people have stated, I would not have clicked on this thread, but after seeing the number replies, I just knew something went down in this thread.
That being said, I have no problem with admitting I fell for the charade. It really wasn't the outsider being respectful on our blog thing, I thought he had some funny posts. I started to wonder about him later on down the road though.
Because of this, I wonder if his credentials are true and if he really knew Killer, or if this was his way of dropping the charade
This is the best thread hijack ever. There are over 150 posts and 95% have nothing to do with the topic in the headline.
I think MIKE JONES and UTL jersey sales might beg to differ
I... I'm not actually Stephen Hawking. I'm so sorry.
I'm also sorry that my posts aren't even good.
Well, I'd go so far as to say that this thread is one that will live in infamy (to abuse a quote by the man who was president of this country during my early teenage years).
And I can assure you that I am very real.
Hrmph, can someone tell me how to log in and out of this site?? I have the hardest time with these new-fangled computers. Used to be that you would talk to people face-to-face, play cards together, and drink coffee.
~Who am I??
Speaking of ending every post with a signature, what happened to Chet?
Are Herm and Chet the same person?
RDT is a NEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRDDDDDDDDDD!!! HA HA HA HA HA !