to play football, not to play trumpet
Hey guys, a couple of points I think that need cleared up for everyone here. I understand there is a lot of tension, some namecalling, a few bad words, and an otter or two hanging around these boards. I'd like to set the record straight about Michigan Football, and hopefully clear some things up.
Some of you may have heard that some of our players have been practicing without wings on their helmets. For you that don't know, it seems to be an indication of a lack of commitment. Allow me to speculate that this may not be a positive for players involved, and can, in fact, be seen as a detriment. It is okay though, as many informed sources have edified us to the fact that these players are all third string/borderline practice squad guys. I'm sure they'll all be either kicked off the team before the scrimmage, or they'll transfer unceremoniously.
Edit: I am told one of the diseased players may have obtained wings. No doubt the cheater used Red Bull, or some other PED.
Rich Rods Future
There has been a lot of speculation about what Coach Rod should do to keep his job. Now, as an 8th grade quarterback, I have a little insight into the game of football. There are nuances that some of you 'outsiders' may not understand, but try to bare with me. It is suggested that if he wins a lot of games, he will probably keep his position. The reasoning behind this is that people like you more when you win. Like I said, this is fairly technical stuff, so stop me if I start to lose you.
My take on this is that if he wins the next two BCS titles, Brandon is unlikely to fire him, eat all the food in his kitchen, and then take his wife. Also, fans may warm up to him if this happens, but that remains a little fuzzy.
There have been a couple of events over the past few weeks that have affected our secondary. They are bad, and everyone should panic. Our freshmen will get a chance to play, though. When freshmen play in games, they develop experience, so look for some experienced freshmen. Also, T-Fork will be an even more passionate leader on the sidelines, inspiring everybody to play hard. He's such a competitor.
Justin Turner transferred from us to a football team that may have reintroduced seperate but equal drinking fountains, and is run by the local chapter leader of the KKK. That speaks volumes, right? Maybe we should all cast angry glares upon RR, as he clearly cannot coddle talent. The only plus is that if Turner is half as fat and slow as reported, we still may have time to catch him with his release papers in the parking lot before he makes it to his car.
The only positive in this situation is that athletes of all types; from the intramural water polo league to the club bowling team will have their shot at a backup CB position. Most of the softball girls are bigger and meaner than RR recruits, anyway. I'd be pulling for a male gymnast from the title winning team, except that none of them eclipse 5 feet tall. It'd only be fair if they were able to use one of those batons with glittery streamers.
So there you go. All caught up on this weeks activities.
So last night before I turned in I read a post with "insider" information.
IIRC, it detailed:
-- Who was taking snaps with first and second teams
-- Who was being benched
-- Who was fighting in practice
-- Who was kicked off the team (BooBoo)
I found the post informative. More, I would say, this is part of the reason I read the blog. To get information I can't get elsewhere. HOwever, the comments to the OP went all over the place, with offense being given and taken, and people freaking out at news they didn't like to hear. Whatever.
Apparently the post has been removed. Possible reasons:
-- The inside source freaked that the info had been posted.
-- The OP was cheesed off at being questioned by guys.
-- The mods felt the post crossed some line.
1) I'd like some moderator to comment on why the post was removed, and what is the threshold causing posts to be removed.
2) We have mocked ND & MSU & OSU boards for removing posts: isn't this the same thing?
3) Isn't this kind of stuff why we read the blog anyway? I get tired of endless speculation ("How many games will we win? Who will be the new AD? Has the NCAA found any real allegations that will stick?")
My favorite posts:
Analysis (cf Sharik, misopogen, UFR, Brian.)
Commentary (Brian, sometimes links to other blogs)
Recruiting (FNL, Tom V)
Inside Info (various folks close to the AD, Admin, or on the sideline at practice, or parents, or on the team.)
Links (Angelique, Mlive, ESPN, local papers on their hs recruits)
Is the blog readership now so large that all inside info will now be censored and removed? I really hope not. Obviously, I can wait until Sat. afternoons, and find out what is going on. But it has been wonderful to have a window to what happens behind the scenes. I would hate for that to dry up.