"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|2 years 38 weeks ago||Plz delete||
Sorry, hit save on the first post, but it timed out. Didn't realize the first post had gone up. If a mod can please delete this...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||The sample is all Michigan||
The sample is all Michigan voters, in both instances. The February survey - not this one - was conducted during the GOP primary, and had a subsample of GOP primary voters.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I'd look for one soon||
Given Ohio's primary is a week later, on Super Tuesday, I would expect PPP to get in the field in Ohio. I believe Quinnipiac's tested sports in Ohio, too, specifically amid the Tressel scandal.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||I can try to do that once the||
I can try to do that once the new Congress is sworn in come January.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||I posted mine in a more||
I posted mine in a more journalist-y fashion (my professional background). Yours is an absolutely great read, too. Really enjoyed this.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Jared, I'd point out that the||
Jared, I'd point out that the actual numbers on RR are drawn from a subsample in the poll self-identified as Michigan fans.
|5 years 2 days ago||I'd hone in on this quote||
I'd hone in on this quote:
|5 years 3 days ago||Wish I could lay claim to||
Wish I could lay claim to being a regular viewer, but the vid came along on Twitter, so I thought I'd listen to it (benign crush on Hathaway). And then she said that.
|5 years 1 week ago||Didn't know that about||
Didn't know that about Sprint. I'm a Verizon user, but I'll see if any of my gameday companions are with Sprint.
|5 years 1 week ago||It's one of these new-fangled||
It's one of these new-fangled destination games. Much like the games at Wrigley and Yankee stadium, the teams are trying to expand their footprint.
I believe this is also a home game for Indiana, thought it will almost certainly be more full of PSU people. It helps them boost the attendance average they need to keep to remain D-I eligible.
|5 years 1 week ago||I refuse to believe||
I refuse to believe there's been a Big 10 football player to love America more than J Leman.
|5 years 1 week ago||Great journalism||
Not only good to hear from T-Woolf, but this was just a well-done piece in general. Pumped to see this kid back on the field next year.
|5 years 1 week ago||I need this win||
I need this win. I have a family wedding I have to go to next weekend, which will take place an hour before The Game. For the love of God, let's get some momentum going into next week. Wish me luck.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Here's hoping||
There are many great years ahead for Coach Carr to watch the Wolverines take the field. While some might have soured on him by the end of his tenure, his enduring legacy of winning us a national title earn him a spot among Michigan's greatest.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||False||
We criticize each other all the time, especially in D.C. journalism. Every journalist worth his or her salt knows the Freep report was BS. That's not to say if they were all aware of it, but, if made aware of the facts, I'm confident they'd willingly criticize those reports.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I work for one of the Hill||
I work for one of the Hill rags, fwiw (would prefer not to say which one). But re: the comments below -- yeah, this guy sucks, but I'm maybe still naïve enough to think there are enough good reporters out there to save the business.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||As a journalist||
As a journalist, I'm pissed off more than ever at how much hacks like Drew Sharp give the rest of us a bad name.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Take it from someone sitting||
Take it from someone sitting in a newsroom right this moment: Things don't exactly break down that way most of the time.
You can have your copy editors write all the headlines in the Land of Theory, but you're kidding yourself if you think other editors don't weigh in sometimes, if not often.
It happens more often at online-focused publications, toward which the Freep is drifting more and more.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I hate headlines, too (I have||
I hate headlines, too (I have to write my own). But our obligations as journalists are to at least be faithful to the content of our own damn stories. It's like writing a story on the stimulus package, then headlining it "Obama saves economy" or "Obama kills economy" as a teaser headline.
FWIW, the DetNews's hed on this is much more responsible (hold your shock).
|5 years 51 weeks ago||This is nothing, correct, but...||
This measure's likely to go nowhere. Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee's chairman, may allow a full committee vote on this, but it's highly unlikely that Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) or Majority Leader Hoyer (D-Md.) would schedule a vote. Essentially, this bill by Barton is highly symbolic only.
HOWEVA: It's important to note that this isn't the only political force at play here. The Playoff PAC founded by Sen. Hatch (R-Utah) has hired some serious guns in the PR world, who are shopping around anti-BCS stories to political journalists. (Full disclosure: I have a good source who's solicited me with said stories. I haven't written anything -- yet.) On the other side of things, the BCS picked up former WH Press Secretary Ari Fleischer to handle their PR.
The takeaway is that people in DC are stirring up noise mainly to gin up public pressure against the BCS, and Barton's measure is just one facet of that effort.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||Says something about Mikey||
Says something about Mikey that for as many times as they've cut him, he's the one they're first to bring back.
|6 years 3 days ago||The award's for guys who come||
The award's for guys who come up big in clutch situations. Can anyone really say Gerhart hasn't met that basic criteria after watching tonight's game, and his previous performances this season?
|6 years 1 week ago||Uh...||
I'm from Toledo originally (lifelong U-M fan and alumnus), but I don't think its proximity is a reason for the fandom. The city is split between OSU-Mich (maybe even with a slight M tinge).
I don't think geographic distance is key to the truly disgusting sight on display on Saturday. The factors above and a willingness for M fans to sell to the Enemy are probably more apt explanations.
|6 years 1 week ago||NYT in Ann Arbor||
This is sort of an unusual snub by the NYT toward Ann Arbor. In their sports coverage, they usually tilt toward a bias in coverage toward Michigan and ND (two schools that are actual football powers with a substantial alumni base within the NYT's readership demo).
The NYT actually has one of the highest circulations, per capita, in Ann Arbor. If you pick up a copy of the Times in Michigan, Ohio, etc, it's chock full of advertisements for UMMA and soforth.
So it's sort of unusual (and surprising) to see them take a sharp edge toward M in their story, a traditional feature they do in the run-up to The Game.
|6 years 1 week ago||Sorta rare for columnists to||
Sorta rare for columnists to be so open about their partisan hatred for another school in a rivalry. Most columnists like to see themselves as above it (despite the fact that they're, uh, opinion writers). Good for WoJo.
|6 years 1 week ago||This is exceptionally tough||
This is exceptionally tough for me. I work in a newsroom (NOT the Freep or DetNews), which is basically a wide open space with desks scattered about. My desk is in a corner, and I face the wall - i.e., I cannot see anybody come up behind me, and anyone can see what's on my computer screen.
There have been sooo many times when an editor's walked up behind me while I'm reading MGoBlog or watching a football video or something.
Thank God all my editors are sports fans, otherwise I would've gotten canned a while ago.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||This week's slogan: Remember '69||
This week's slogan for the team should be "Remember '69."
We've come into The Game expecting to be crushed before. And you know what, we've shocked the world before.
RichRod, defensive recruiting, 5-6, whatever. It's time to rally around the team. Maybe it's hopeless optimism, but, like I said, it's all we have. Even if we lose...well, we tried.
P.S.: That's what she said.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Single dumbest thing...||
Hi, I'm late to this, so forgive me if I'm retreading anything.
The single dumbest thing about this thread is it just says "Fire RichRod" next year. Well, as long as we've made up our minds, why bother playing the 2010 season? Why not fire him now?
Posts like this make it abundantly apparent people are looking for a reason to fire him - they're not looking at on-field results.
If we fire him, keep him, whatever -- make it because of the results! (with context)
|6 years 4 weeks ago||A lack of understanding||
This has been said in some form throughout the thread, but those who are calling for Rich Rod's head put M at risk for becoming something more like Sparty, or, worse, latter-day ND.
I get the frustration; I'm frustrated, too. But some of you *really* want a coaching change? After a year and a half??
Think about the repercussions - some poor schlub comes in facing another situation where he's got another coach's players trying to fit into hypothetical new coach's system. What happens then? We fire him, too?? Not to mention: what coach would come to M when it would seem that some its fans are willing to kneecap his chances at winning before he even gets a chance.
The reality is that continuity and an opportunity to grow are necessary elements for a coaching change to succeed. People calling for Rich Rod's firing, IME, lack a fundamental understanding of why we're losing, as well as an understanding of college football in general.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Well, we all get complaints||
Well, we all get complaints (from politicians, etc) about our objectivity, but we do our best to live up to professional obligations. This is my news organization: http://thehill.com/