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|11 hours 4 min ago||Oddly enough I got this||
Oddly enough I got this response to the email I sent Schliss regarding Brandon:
I get so many emails like yours bitching about that asshat Brandon that I decided to respond to one, and yours was picked at random.
That's probably a good thing for you, but it sucks for me, since you're obviously as much of a dick-wad as Brandon is. As far as I'm concerned, you and all your fellow MGoBloggers can take this job and shove it. I mean it.
I'm supposed to be here to raise the standards of a university, and all that happens is that I get banged over the head with fucking football. I hate football. If I was interested in football I wouldn't have gone to medical school, gotten my PhD is whatever the fuck it was I got it in, and spent years at a real college called Brown! I'd have simply smoked more pot, and partied my way through school the way you evidently did.
I wish you and your kind would just shut the fuck up and grab your dicks and have some fun while I sort this nonsense out.
You might want to quit taking all that acid, because your incoherent ramblings convince me that you not only never attended a single class at Michigan, but that you have a real emotional problem.
***Disclaimer: this was obviously not sent by Schlissel. But wouldn't it be fun if it had been?***
|22 hours 25 min ago||I think this is a very good||
I think this is a very good reason to title this post You're-no-fun-gate.
|22 hours 28 min ago||We'll never run out of gates||
We'll never run out of gates for this guy. That's the best part! Because now there's emailgate. Last night there was I don't read blogs I'm here to get an award-gate.
He's a one-man disaster spew. It's really entertaining.
|22 hours 38 min ago||We can point to lots of||
We can point to lots of specifics as to why Brandon should be fired, but they all arise as a result of one personality trait:
He's an asshole.
I think we can all agree on that. So the question is, do we want an asshole running Michigan's athletic department?
For me the answer is, "That depends on the asshole." Brandon is the wrong asshole. Jim Harbaugh would be the right one, after he's done coaching here.
|22 hours 47 min ago||This is all very interesting||
This is all very interesting but can we get back to speculating about how soon Brandon and Hoke get fired and who their replacements will/should be?
I mean, UNC...they aren't even in the Big Ten yet.
|23 hours 3 min ago||Bo originally wanted to||
Bo originally wanted to change the winged helmet, he thought it was hideous. In fact, he commented on it speaking at the first alumni gathering he attended, and there was a stunned silence in the room.
At that point Bo was savvy enough to say that he was kidding around.
|23 hours 9 min ago||How much do you donate||
How much do you donate annually?
|23 hours 16 min ago||Wooo! Time to celebrate! Pop||
Wooo! Time to celebrate! Pop the cork on that champagne, can't wait for Jim to come and...
wait...this is a rumor? Speculation, you say? These visions of Michigan under Harbaugh kicking everyone's ass are just...dreams?
We are so pathetic. If I believed in supernatural beings, I'd say we need saving, right now.
|23 hours 23 min ago||As long as the pizza isn't a||
As long as the pizza isn't a Domino's, count me in.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Why not just crown the SEC||
Why not just crown the SEC champion the national champion and be done with it, and return to the old bowl system for everyone else?
Oh, and Arizona #12. RR has to be laughing his ass off at Brandon/Hoke/Michigan.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Larry Deitch is a super good||
Larry Deitch is a super good guy, and was so even as an undergrad. I always liked him!
|1 day 22 hours ago||Irrelevant question. The||
The point is whether it's in the interest of the University of Michigan and its image to treat people the way he did. It really doesn't matter that they're the ones who were angry for good or bad reasons.
This kind of thing is bad for Michigan.
Now as to whether fans should be treated like clients or customers, the fans are paying the freight for Michigan football, whether via buying tickets, or even watching on TV (the ratings numbers drive ad revenues for the networks, and that filters back to the school).
If they're angry - even if they're over the top - the AD of the University of Michigan shouldn't be responding this way. It is, and should be, a fireable offense in any institution. And it didn't just happen once.
This man doesn't have the temperament to run Michigan athletics.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Another "mistake" and||
Another "mistake" and "miscommunication," no doubt.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Yeah, it's wrong, however||
Yeah, it's wrong, however Brandon feels about the original emails. I'd fire an employee who did that to one of my clients.
It's unprofessional and un-businesslike.
The correct thing to do is acknowledge the email, and say something like "We appreciate the input."
To do anything else is to behave like a jackass, and that's not the way UM should present itself to the public.
|1 day 22 hours ago||The attacks on WD were||
The attacks on WD were unwarranted in any case.
|1 day 22 hours ago||An asshat even in||
An asshat even in emails.
It'll be interesting to see what happens if the mainstream media picks this one up and runs with it.
|2 days 9 min ago||I'm not going to comment on||
I'm not going to comment on the thinking behind it, but technically they did a nice job with it, and the simple musical score fits it quite well.
Also I don't think that's Brandon's voice, it's a younger voice than his.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Slippery Rock might do better||
Slippery Rock might do better against Indiana.
|2 days 18 hours ago||"I won't interfere" actually||
"I won't interfere" actually means that Schlissel had to ask his permission. Otherwise there'd have been no need for a meeting in the first place, and no need to make such a statement.
This university is not unusual; most college administrators will rush to pucker up to kiss the rear ends of the big donors.
They're all pompous intellectuals until the donor's pants come down!
|2 days 21 hours ago||The entire premise of||
The entire premise of universities playing a sport where students' concussions, torn ligaments and broken bones are the norm is theater of the absurd.
Add to this the number of students admitted who would never in a million years be accepted as part of the student body if not for football.
Football coaches are the highest paid members of the universities, and the highest paid public employees in most states.
Football players get a free education while most students pay through the nose.
Please tell me why anything related to this enterprise remotely makes sense in the context of the purpose of a higher education. It's all a mishmash of crazy traditions and priorities.
And here we are arguing over whether it makes sense to retain Dave Brandon, or Brady Hoke? None of this makes sense! So why should Michigan's Athletic Department make sense, ever? It's all madness. Now we're just joining in the fun that most of the schools in the country have to endure season after season.
|2 days 23 hours ago||With Michigan and the B1G||
Please remove, accidental double-post.
|2 days 23 hours ago||With Michigan and the B1G||
With Michigan and the B1G utterly irrelevant, I could care less about the NCG.
|2 days 23 hours ago||That one's funny!||
That one's funny!
|3 days 9 hours ago||Not all of us feel the way||
Not all of us feel the way you do. For some, this season is merely a symptom of DB being here that could have been predicted several years ago, but it's not the cause of our discontent.
I wanted Brandon gone before this season started, or last season started, because I find what he has done to the game day experience intolerable, and I have no respect for what he's done to relationships with alumni and students.
This season's football results have had absolutely nothing to do with it. I was a hater before being a hater was fashionable around here.
Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing paragraphs to the contrary, I will agree that the man has been chastened to a degree. If he were to stay, he has probably been de-fanged and declawed.
But I still can't stand him. And reading the posts over the last few months, I know I'm not alone.
Fire Brandon. Fire Hoke. And if Brandon isn't fired, elect regents who will fire Schlissel for being a pussy. They can all get bent, as far as I'm concerned. Michigan isn't about them. It's about us. Half a million alumni and 50k students. Not a few individuals and their fat cat money men.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Well it's gonna be a pretty||
Well it's gonna be a pretty bad rest of the season for me, I can see that now.
Today I got picked on by several five year old children as I walked down the street wearing my Michigan hat.
"Like, how's Michigan playing, Mr. Big Loser?" one shouted. I tried to ignore it. But it started again. "I said, how's Michigan playing Mr. Big Fat Loser?" the child continued. I wanted to run away in the face of this torment, but something made me just stand there.
"OK, well like green is a stupid color!" I retorted. "And you're all ugly."
That's when they jumped me, and began to beat me with their tiny fists. As upset as I was I finally pulled myself together and dialed 911 on my cell. When the police arrived, I said, "These ruffians insulted and assaulted me."
The police looked baffled.
"These are five year olds," he said. "And they beat you up?"
"Yes," I said. "Despite all of my training with Michigan's Strength And Conditioning coaches, these bullies beat the crap out of me."
"Maybe you shouldn't have tried to put that stake in their playground," the policeman said. "And if I were you, I'd stop wearing that Michigan hat around small children."
And they call this justice.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I think this team is done.||
I think this team is done. Great buncha guys, but there's no wind left in their sails.
3-9 highly likely.
Brandon stays. Hoke replaced by some other guy no one's ever heard of. Harbaugh to Dolphins.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Well then I'm worth 10 mil,||
Well then I'm worth 10 mil, because I don't know a thing about coaching football, and I'd be the first Michigan coach who doesn't believe in a supernatural being. That's even more modern than not being a Neanderthal.
Plus I'm a Michigan Man.
As for practicing well, there will be none of that. We might not even have practices. Think of the savings in laundry expenses.
Michigan's losses under my head coaching would absolutely be full of "Wow!" moments, too.
As in, "Wow, WTF was that?"
|3 days 14 hours ago||Take the halo with some||
Take the halo with some perspective. Goss, AD, 1997-2000.
Michigan football, 1997-2000:
12-0, 10-3, 10-2.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Yes, this tool piece was||
Yes, this tool piece was written to keep Peppers on board when his commitment wavered because of the hot seat rumors swirling around Hoke.
The fact that the AD wrote it at all under such circumstances speaks for itself.
|3 days 14 hours ago||First laugh I've had all||
First laugh I've had all weekend! Thank you sir!