The cream always rises.
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
The cream always rises.
This thread is about TomVH, not the CC subject. No need to insert that discussion here. Just start a new thread . . .
I'm not the only one who finds this comment funny/dirty right? I guess I'll find out later, off to take my last exam.
Mac: It's like cream always rises to the top.
Charlie: Dude, and you're like made of cream, dude, and you're cream is all over his face, man, you know what I mean?
Mac: That pisses him off.
Charlie: And he hates that shit, dude. He hates that shit.
Mac: I'm always putting my cream all over his face and it pisses him off.
Charlie: Dude, you're like all up in his face.
Nope. You are not the only one. It sounds like a great title for a porno.
it is also interesting to note the significance of Angelique Chengelis, the News' beat-writer for Michigan sports, choosing to quote Tom.
I suspect that it will be a cold day in Hell before Detroit's other newspaper seeks quotes from anyone associated with MGoBlog.
Never pass on an opportunity to make everything about the Freep...
What's your position?
You've made your position clear?
I must have missed it. In every thread on the MGoBoard for the past year.
Yeah, because you've kept us all in the dark about your ridiculous opinions over the past year.
I'm pretty sure you've made your viewpoints abundantly clear over the same span, just a different angle/etc..
but B's post have been IOS for me for over a year.
I thought the same thing you did when I read the article.
Angelique gets a lot of love around these parts. It doesn't surprise me one bit to see some of it come back - MGoBlog is too big for local (and some national for that matter) sportswriters to be unaware of it.
Book it-- one day we'll all be watching mainstream media sports programming and saying 'yeah, I used to blog with that dude.'
Congrats, Tom... just keep doing what you do.
That will be my claim to fame for sure.
Congrats TomVH for much deserved recognition.
..I'm going to ask my wife to name it Tom. The best part is, she'll have no idea who I'm talking about and agree, thanks for having a generic name Tom!
Why not TomVH? The VH are silent...
You could say I have a gut feeling about them.
on naming my kid Thor...but this could change things.
We all do at some point in our lives. But so very few of us actually pull it off.
That's like 10,000 manpoints if you can actually name your child after a Norse god.
A friend of mine had this huge shepherd mix and named him Odin and I know how much it sucks having an uncommon first name*, so I wouldn't use it for a kid. But I could see Thor as a good middle name.
*side note: My mom is no longer allowed to name things. Not because she made my initials spell BEEF on purpose (thanks Mom!), not because she made my little sister's spell AS IF, but because she named the dog Rio. Yes, after the Duran Duran song.
I guess it could have been worse for me. My parents intentionally gave me the initials ABC, though they worried if it would cause problems for me.
but my brother has two sons, and he gave one the middle name Maximus and the other the middle name of Braveheart.
...what more could a kid want than the tradition, helmets and education? I mean, c'mon!
Palm trees and oodles of smoking hot girls?
There's plenty of time for that after you graduate. (Says to self with high degree of wishful thinking...)
Maybe Tom wouldn't mind sharing his experience doing this interview with us. How did the DetNews contact him? Is Angelique a big fan of the blog? Does she visit the site for breaking news/fan reactions? Will the DetNews continue to source mgoblog for news stories? (What took them so long?)
Chengelis and Tom tweet (?) at each other all the time
is she a member of the site?
If Tom is going to be out and about chatting with the press, maybe we should ask him to sign a limited confidentiality agreement or some sort of agency agreement that requires him to break all important news about Michigan on MGoBlog first. I'll draft something for your review this week . . .
We all need to make some donations this holiday season to keep MGoBlog prominent and pay our respect to TomVH and the others that provide us with the most current Michigan sports information and related entertainment.
I am in complete agreement. That said, I fully expect ChitownWolverine82 to jump down your throat. If he does not, then I am going to change my signature line . . .
P.S. Congrats to your son!
profitgoblue already laid that guilt trip on all of us...
/kidding /but not really
But I agree... and congrats to your son. What tremendous accomplishment!
PS... I hear that the Industrial and Operations Engineering dept. is the finest in the country /hint hint
But Georgia Tech has only been ranked #1 in Ind. Eng. for 15 years running. Just sayin'..
Analyst? I thought Tom was a reporter. There is a difference.
TomVH, trusted source for Michigan recruiting...
I feel as if I owe TOMVH a Christmas present or something for all the work and insight he gives me. At least a Meijer gift card.
Does he have many leather-bound books? Does his house smell of rich mahogany?
FWIW, I think Brandon's decision to defer his decision on Rodriguez hasn't had the impact that I thought it would have on recruiting. There were a couple of commitments this month; virtually none of the possibles have gone elsewhere; and for the rest of the period through the bowl games, contact isn't permitted so there won't be any major changes -- if Rodriguez is retained. If he's not, all bets are off.
BTW, separate topic: remember all the angst there's been about de-commits. I noticed in Tim's B10+ recruiting roundup that there were six decommitments around the Conference just last week. This should serve as a reminder that we're not the only school that loses multiple commitments every year.
was using the word commit to describe this process. If it had been termed the "another somewhat gifted and talented 17 year olds early take on here is what I am thinking for this 5 minutes, I'll make up my mind later and sign that paper thing, and oh by the way,can I take another trip somewhere" it would be a lot harder to quote. I long ago stopped thinking of these as commits. I have found balance.
I'm not picking on the players. If I had the opportunity, everyone would hate me by the time I signed. This is the fault of the media and the fan base. We take 'em to the circus, and then twirl when they get excited by it.
TomVH - I never get excited until TomVH tells me it is safe to get excited. Good work, Tom.
Did you also notice that three of the decommitments were from Minnesota and Indiana - teams that had a coaching change? (A fourth was from a kid who decommited from NE 2 days after he committed.)
I think we have held on to some recruits is what’s the worst that can happen I play for RR or a coach that teams in the NFL and college want JH. Not like before where nobody had an Idea who might be here.
You, of all people, are criticizing the clarity of someone's comment?
I think the dude is trying to say:
Recruits probably realize there are two likely scenarios, RR is coach next year, or JH is coach next year. When Lloyd was retiring, there was tons of speculation, no one knew who would be coach.
Don't be so fast to criticize - its fun watching a pot and kettle go at it! (Just teasing - seriously, I have no idea what the initial poster is saying. I think he is trying to live up to his avatar's example.)
I surprised we haven't seen more regional papers try to commission semi-regular articles from local events bloggers as a trend. Passionate amateurs + professional editors seems like a winning combination (even though, in this case, MGoBlog generally has higher content and editorial standards than most major newspapers).