I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 day 12 hours ago||I am sorry, as are you, that||
I am sorry, as are you, that Richard Harrow . . . missed his target from the balcony
|1 day 12 hours ago||You're really being obtuse.||
You're really being obtuse.
|1 day 12 hours ago||The recent solemnity from you||
The recent solemnity from you is amazingly funny, but unintentionally in some ways. I love your posts. I'm not even kidding.
I like turtles?
|2 days 39 min ago||And Gary wears a midget||
And Gary wears a midget dressed as a troll dressed as Jim Rome on his. Gary definitely has an ass for a hat as well. He is far worse than Verne (2006 Florida hyping during game when they beat Arkansas; I care not for arguments about Florida jumping M and validating jump by waxing OSU 5 weeks after we played them, as I wanted another shot at OSU for the MNC).
|2 days 43 min ago||This is fun to watch. I get a||
This is fun to watch. I get a sort of RR-era West Vrigina vibe from Mizzou in the way they are seemingly hybrid-type guys, really fast and agressive and athletic on defense especially. And the way they both check and re-check to defensive/offensive calls while at LOS...makes me envious.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Thank you||
Thanks for this post, Brian. Clarifying your position and reasoning and doing so by communicating directly with the readership was/is the way to go. Cheers.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Well played, Dave, err||
Well played, Dave, err Jabrill.
|6 days 4 hours ago||I've seen the phrase used||
I've seen the phrase used just as the commenter to whom you responded in real life. Not that it's proper English (it's not if we're going Merriam-Webster/College english paper; we are if we're going college creative writing or cultural or anthropological paper, I bet, if used in the context described below), but it's definitely colloquially/dialectically utilized in that manner, precisely, and I've heard it utilized in that manner precisely to describe getting a football team "pumped up" (to use a phrase circa 1995) by the high school football players I tutor currently in Chicago. I.e., "We was/were gettin' hype before we ran out." They live on the west side, if you're curious.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Brian, +1 for the title||
Brian, +1 for the title alone. Excellent.
|1 week 2 hours ago||This decision is disturbing.||
This decision is disturbing. It means that Hoke values loyalty more than he should. It also means that he is willing to accept the product that Borges and the offense have given the program. That is what is really depressing about all of this.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Wow. Yeah, I was reading back||
Wow. Yeah, I was reading back then. That was a trip down memory lane.
As an aside, I get why Brian is upset; as someone who's read for that long, and can say that this is the only "online community" I've ever felt a part of. He created this out of nothing, basically, and, most importantly, he's right that he doesn't owe any of us a damn thing. I don't get how and why some posters don't seem to understand that.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's both. They are not||
It's both. They are not mutually exclusive.
|1 week 2 days ago||True re Urbz and his||
True re Urbz and his intensity; their offense is a death machine. We will need 42 to win, minimum.
|1 week 2 days ago||Really?"Coaching matters.||
"Coaching matters. Good coaches make a difference. Although I think Brady has more class than RichRod, I also think he has too many barbeques."
Just stop, Mouth-Breather. Don't you have a library carrel to camp out for so you can watch the game online later today? Or are you planning to watch it through a window of a department store?
Please try to restrain your natural inclination to reference someone's mother if you respond to this. Dude.
|1 week 2 days ago||So...you'll use the letter||
So...you'll use the letter "m" throughout your posts, but omit it when spelling Michigan? Why not go all out and just not use the letter at all this week? Seems like you need to up your swaggg, brah, lest you be a "Fake Buckeye" like Kirk Herbstreit.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mealer? Mealer. But I like||
Mealer? Mealer. But I like the sentiment, and agree.
|1 week 2 days ago||Call me crazy, but I actually||
Call me crazy, but I actually found some solace in this transcript. As in, I don't think Al is the man for the job, but reading this made me feel a little better because he was seemingly pretty candid about the shit storm that he and the offense are in. And I can't help but root for the slim chance that he IS the man for the job and that we will see that in a completely shocking but awesomely good offensive performance against OSU. I know- that's the irrational fan in me. But whatever, beats the (far more likely) alternative. Let's Go Blue.
|1 week 5 days ago||Cosign completely. Seriously,||
Cosign completely. Seriously, there are websites that I used to like. Either I changed, or they changed, but, hey, I moved on and found other websites. That's the beauty of the internet. If you don't like this one, gtfo. I mean, I remember reading this blog when you couldn't create your own content, and I'll be damned if I wouldn't rather go back to that right about now for a week or three (with apologies to bronxblue and the ST3 guy who do the day after recaps that are top notch). Humorously, some in the readership who deride Brian are guilty of some of the same behavior they accuse Brian of exhibiting toward the Michigan program. Life is funny like that sometimes.
|1 week 5 days ago||You're right in tthat he||
You're right in that he needs traffic to continue his existence running the blog. I think, though, that this is also by nature a creative endeavor for him, and he's willing to alienate a percentage of his audience to remain true to his own sense of mission, etc. So there's push-and-pull between commerce and "authenticity" or some other nebulous such concept. I can't speak for the man; I've never met him. But I sense that he would be willing to lose traffic, to a point, if those who read can't stand what they deem to be the "double standard." And I get it. I'd probably be the same way.
|1 week 6 days ago||I do not, and will never get,||
I do not, and will never get, the concept that you, the user, believe you're entitled to the same "rights" as Brian, the creator of the thing you are bitching about. You are not entitled to those rights. It is, in fact, his ball, and he can go home if he wants.
As such, I would kindly instruct you to start your own Michigan blog, where the commenters and the creator have the same level of freedom. I surmise it would go the way of all the other Michigan blogs that people tried to start. WLA, I'm looking at you (though you guys had some great stuff- the Barwis writing was incredible, I'll say that, and the fact that I even remember who you are means you did a much better job than the others who started M blogs in the halcyon days of the late 00's and falied miserably.)
So, please, start your blog. I can't wait to not read it. Your only agency here, really, is with your clicks. Please use them and click on another blog if you can't stand the "double standard" that is entirely logical and, I dare say, right. If you didn't like a brand of car, you would stop buying that brand, right? Then do that here.
(This is intended not just for you, but for all of the others who like to harp on the "double standard" vis-a-vis how commenters are treated vs. how the proprietor is treated.)
|1 week 6 days ago||I despise Borges, but side||
I despise Borges, but side with Mr. Carson here. For all we know, this is like when the media reported that RR said the fans all need to "get a life," and then we read what he really said and it 1.) was true, and 2.) was not what the media spun his words into. Let's just take a couple-hour breather till we get the full transcript, can't we? If, after review of the transcript, it looks as bad as it looks now, then we can resume our fire-breathing, me included.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes. A Steve Sharik, Space||
Yes. A Steve Sharik, Space Coyote, BCook podcast on X's and O's is something I would listen to religously. Like, drop everything I'm doing and say "F THIS JOB FOR THE NEXT HOUR" and fire up the ol' podcast and just sit back and let the sweet waves of football strategy wash over me.
|1 week 6 days ago||The 1993 banner isn't there,||
The 1993 banner isn't there, and we paid a 10 year price. You pieces of institutional garbage circled the wagons, over and over again, and were allowed to basically benefit from it because the NCAA is completely ridiculous. But its rules? You agreed to abide by them. You haven't, and it's given you a competitive advantage. Bragging about it as a cherry on top? Bringing Tressel back IN 2012? So OSU. So you guys keep doing you, while the world laughs at you and shakes its head. You are like the shameless, slutty, white trash cousin in the typical Ohio family.
|1 week 6 days ago||This is phenomenal. Didn't||
This is phenomenal. Didn't you post something like this last year too? Ha. Phenomenal because I'm laughing at you, not with you, I should add. But still funny.
|1 week 6 days ago||Forgive me: which players on||
Forgive me: which players on Michigan's team are convicted felons? And, really, you don't want to get into a contest of who has had dumber players over the years. You won't win. We don't have a Maurice Clarett national flameout over here. Granted, our closet's got skeletons (Larry Harrison, for one), but come on now.
Also: Is Kirk Herbstreit a "Fake Buckeye," or is Terrelle Pryor a douche who thinks "everybody murders" and (took) 350 mile test drives in different cars on the reg? I'm curious as to your opinion on that intramural spat.
Don't you have your own blogs? Eleven Warriors is quite good; you should hang out there.
|1 week 6 days ago||Cool. We can do that with||
Cool. We can do that with just about any coach we hire, no? Anyone reasonable? "That" being "run a clean program." What we are all arguing about here is the other 75-90% of coaching. So we don't need to pontificate about it, do we?
I don't think BILG (or anyone) has ever suggested we should not continue to uphold the traditions and run a clean program; it's just that too many people think that those traditions also include neanderthal offensive football and blind loyalty. The latter two are unnecessary relics and are NOT intertwined with the former automatically.
So a "Michigan Man" can come from anywhere. And whether or not one is a "Michigan Man" is immaterial to whether or not one's offense is completely and utterly putrid and the man at the controls- the OC- is likely not the man for the job. He isn't. He has demonstrated that his celiing is below this level. Look at what happened at Auburn. And for many, if Hoke doesn't pull the trigger, than that's a massive indictment on Hoke. We shall see; I can say that if Borges is still OC next year, I'll have much less confidence in Hoke than I do now.
|1 week 6 days ago||BILG, you made me laugh out||
BILG, you made me laugh out loud- that was excellent. And that's all we can do now: Laugh maniacally like Walter White in the crawlspace, because that's all that we've got left.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||You bring up a great point. I||
You bring up a great point. I think his best writing can come when he is full of hope-- i.e., the piece he wrote before The Game in 2006 that ends with "Go. Fight. Win. Please," is probably his best piece (I've been reading since then) link: http://mgoblog.com/content/eleven-swans. However, when he is sad, which unfortunately has happened more often in the past 7 years, he can really turn something great out as well (i.e., the post after the OSU game in 2007 where he discussed waiting for a man named "Skeeter" or something, etc) link: http://mgoblog.com/content/empire-fallen; references this one (also excellent): http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/michigan-2007-part-i-offense.html
I think, really, he's at his best when he's his most emotional, and I count "going numb from overload of negative emotions" as "emotional."Also, this is a hell of a piece he wrote in 2008, along those lines: http://mgoblog.com/content/age-miracles
Those four pieces are his best writing, IMO, and are, still, impressive as hell and sets the proprietor on a higher literary plane/plane of thought than the mods over at Rivals and Scout. This here's a thinking man's blog. Was. (Damn n00bs/lack of voting)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong guy's wife, my friend.||
Wrong guy's wife, my friend. Think farther back.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What allegedly happened is||
What allegedly happened is the kind of thing that you don't forgive someone for, ever. I'd like to be more explicit, but it would get deleted.
Hypothetical: You and I work together in a pressure environment. So does Jim. Jim is both of our bosses and is our mentor. You and I work together for years. We are all close.
You have relations with Jim's wife. Jim then gets drunk, an incident occurs, and he resigns.
I would not ever forgive you, and you shouldn't be forgiven. If at some point, decades later, you are in a position to do something that encroaches into my employer/company, and, in this hypothetical, I'm in a position to have influence over whether or not you're allowed to "come aboard," so to speak.... I will do everything in my power to block that from happening, out of respect for 1. the employer, 2. loyalty to Jim and his family, 3. the fact that you are a piece of shit and likely should have had your ass kicked 25 years ago. I wouldn't ever let it go, for so many reasons, but mainly because, again, you'd be a piece of shit and Jim, in this hypo, is my mentor and someone I think is a good man. You are not, in this scenario, and I don't want your grubby immorality and fake bullshit near my employer, lest I be tempted to give you the ass-kicking you never got.
Get it now?
I'm sure this will get deleted.