I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 days 20 hours ago||Just to be clear||
My original post was pointing out the threshold one has to pass to actually get a rise out of me—the anonymity thing was a side note about how I deal with the rest. If I actually took the stuff on here personally, I would've quit in the first month.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Oh, IT'S ON|
|3 days 20 hours ago||Absolutely—I totally||
Absolutely—I totally understand why people don't put their real names on here, and that the freedom provided by anonymity cuts both ways (allowing several genuine contributors to post while working other jobs, namely).
That doesn't change the fact that, if a person hiding behind anonymity starts saying things on here that they wouldn't say to my face—and I've never been insulted in person like I have been on here—that I have very little reason to respect their opinion, and a whole lot of reason to want them off the site. I welcome intelligent discourse from any source if it's reasonable and avoids personal attacks; I have no idea who Space Coyote really is, for instance, and I have a great respect for what he brings to the discussion.
|3 days 20 hours ago||As one of the writers in||
As one of the writers in question, here are the two comments I've taken personally.
1. A guy who'd repeatedly called for my firing posting a comment referencing my mother in the most despicable, offensive way possible. I banned him with pleasure.
2. A poster trying to accuse me of plagiarism without actually coming out and saying it. I defended myself in the comments and didn't ban the guy.
That's it, and if you've read the comments/boards enough you know that there's plenty more out there that I could take personally. I think the writers here have plenty thick skin and take solace in the fact that we're actually willing to attach our names/reputations to what we write, in stark contast to the commenters.
|1 week 5 days ago||If you're going to be so||
If you're going to be so intentionally dense, I'd recommend not doing it to somebody with admin powers. Like I said before, there was no need to leave that comment—how hard is it to just not read a post and move on with your life? It literally takes doing nothing. This shouldn't be difficult.
This one's a freebie, since if I blocked/Bolivian'd everyone who's been a buffoon this week, we'd start running out of active posters; I understand that people are generally pissed off right now. Next time, though, I might not feel so forgiving.
|1 week 5 days ago||Do you think that 11W should||
Do you think that 11W should let me do a weekly Q&A over there? Because I do, in case you hadn't noticed, and it's actually pretty popular—us homers, when we acknowledge our allegiances, can still be quite objective. I mean, Ross' prediction gives Michigan more of a chance than most Wolverine fans do at this point.
Also, you can always skip over a post that a lot of other people clearly enjoy. This comment is pretty unnecessary and, considering Ross has a full-time job that isn't blogging and did this simply as a favor, quite ungrateful given the quality of the analysis.
[EDIT: I tried as long as I could. This thread no longer makes sense because a certain poster refused to stop posting about a post he didn't even want to read. This was not a reply to Gandalf, but a post that should no longer appear here.]
|1 week 5 days ago||Yes, there will be a||
Yes, there will be a corresponding Q&A up at 11W tomorrow; I'll be sure to post a link, as I have another Q&A with 11W's Johnny Ginter that'll go up here tomorrow. (I'm also the guest on 11W's Dubcast, which will be posted at 4:15 today, for those of you who are interested.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The earlier games went long,||
The earlier games went long, so the Michigan game will come on as shortly after FSU/Northeastern is over. Best guess right now is between 7:15 and 7:30 EST for tipoff.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||There's a laughable rumor||
There's a laughable rumor on The Site With Zero Credibility by That "Insider" suggesting that Michigan will pursue John—not Jim—Harbaugh, the coach who won a Super Bowl last season and then inked an extension. You can give up any hope of that happening now. It'll be less painful that way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I got a lot less nice||
I got a lot less nice when he tried another half-apology on Twitter, if that makes you feel any better.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's true.||
I also write under the monikers Greg Dooley, Tom VanHaaren, and—to switch things up and troll—Jason Whitlock. The conspiracy deepens.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I thought Walton did a very||
I thought Walton did a very nice job running the back end of the 1-3-1, actually. That spot requires a player who's quick enough to cover the entire width of the court, and Walton certainly fits the bill; McGary being smack in the middle of that zone makes it tough to exploit any size issue underneath. Also, Walton's displayed a knack for grabbing defensive rebounds, which is an unexpected bonus.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Cripes, man.||
The reason I said the thing about writing an FSU preview before is that I didn't have any need to look at someone else's FSU preview. The reason I said the thing about Dylan and I being friends is that I value that friendship and certainly wouldn't steal content from him; that would put quite the strain on our friendship, not to mention the fact that I'm good friends with Joe Stapleton (of UMHoops) and our assigned seats at Crisler are right next to each other.
I appreciate you admitting your error in judgment; I'd also recommend trying a little less hard to hold onto any possible point in your favor when you're clearly in the wrong here.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's entirely possible that||
It's entirely possible that could happen, though I'll say with certainty in this case that it didn't, since I wrote so much in the last couple days that I didn't get the chance to read what was posted on this site, let alone any other. (Tonight's job is catching up on the defensive UFR.) Also, I'd already written an FSU preview for HTTV Hoops; I didn't exactly need any help today.
I do appreciate the response; I don't appreciate the "I'm not saying, I'm just saying" tone of this post or your original post. If you see an issue like this again, a much better way to handle it would be to email me or Brian, wait for a response, and then make such a serious accusation if and only if you think it's warranted.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
I appreciate that. Basketball/football overlap can get crazy but I do enjoy the opportunity to post this much copy about actual games.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I should have access to full||
I should have access to full game film of this one sometime over the weekend, and at that point there will be many GIFs, that one included.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fixed||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Are you accusing me of||
Are you accusing me of plagiarizing Dylan? Because Dylan and I are friends, the VCU press is both "vaunted" and called Havoc, and that's quite an accusation to drop in such a manner. We happened to write very similar sentences about a thing that happened. That's going to happen every once in a while when we write about the same topics.
EDIT: Also, I'd have to be quite the idiot/asshole to link to the post I'm "plagiarizing" in the very same post in which the offending quote appears. I'm both of these things at times, certainly, but I'd hope at this point I'd get more benefit of the doubt than that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This official site provides||
This official site provides this link for live audio; it isn't working yet, though hopefully that's because the game hasn't started. It's also on 950 AM (Detroit) and 1050 AM (Ann Arbor), as well as Sirius channel 85, though that'll be the FSU broadcast per the game notes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I learned my lesson (again).||
Not going against KenPom for the rest of this lifetime.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Honorable mention; click the link.||
Honorable mention; click the link.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||If I edited the podcasts||
If I edited the podcasts instead of Brian, this would've been deployed weeks ago.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Given that they were one of||
Given that they were one of my most time-consuming posts—those take forever—and the 247 Composite basically rendered them entirely redundant, we decided before the season that they weren't worth putting together, at least not on a weekly basis. When the football/basketball overlap ends I might throw something together, and I'll definitely do a signing day update.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Zero, according to the depth||
Zero, according to the depth chart by class. That assumes no attrition and every fifth-year getting renewed, however, which never happens. My guess is they'll take 2-3 more players.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||He's one of the "two new||
He's one of the "two new guys" Yost mentioned. Obviously a target at this point.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||The two Glenville prospects||
The two Glenville prospects (Marshon Lattimore and Erick Smith) keep mentioning Michigan; they're presumed Buckeye locks and definitely longshots but the Wolverines are at least in the mix. CO RB Kalen Ballage is still a possibility; the coaches have been contacting him more as of late. OK S Steven Parker keeps mentioning a potential trip to Ann Arbor, though we'll see if that materializes.
Other than the prospects mentioned above (and the three you mentioned), any additions to the class are likely to come from more late offers at this point.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He's gone.||
Email account he signed up with revealed he's a guy who spends time starting some epically stupid flame wars on Howard Stern message boards. No thanks.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Incorporates program success||
Incorporates program success from previous seasons, returning personnel, and consensus freshman rankings. Full explanation is here.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't execute.||
I didn't execute.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||SHOTS FIRED||