This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
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|2 years 2 weeks ago||incredible.||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||SO dead on.||
agree times a thousand. is this about a double standard for RR and Hoke, or just our diminishing passion as a fanbase? i hope it's not the latter...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||missed reference...||
i'm confused... could someone please explain brian's reference to dave brandon throwing mike martin, martavius odoms, and denard robinson under the bus? that doesn't ring a bell...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||ooooohhhh||
so it's not just the "40 to 50" people who spread rumors on this particular site, and there are actually many other reasons for why this fanbase is "god-awful." will you share? based on the argument you've made on this thread, it's those who spread rumors and those who want to fire Hoke who you are aiming at. both are very small minorities of the fanbase. so can you explain why you would refer to the whole fanbase as "god-awful"?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||you haven't even SEEN fickle...||
I think Brian nailed it-- the calls for Hoke's head have been low relative to how agonizing many games have been to watch recently, and what little flack there has been he should take with class because hey... you're the coach at Michigan, guy. Job comes with some stress and some criticism. Don't call us "fickle," because we're not satisfied with a team that is dead last in the NCAA FBS in TFL allowed. Don't be surprised that when you combine Dave Brandon's ticket prices with a team that is absolutely torturous to watch, fewer fans show up. Seats for the OSU game for around $60? That sounds great... wish I hadn't spent $260 to see ND in row 91, which limits how many games I can afford to attend. The last decade has been pretty rough on the fanbase, and we're still trending downward. And I have to say I don't like having a coach who snaps (a bit) the first moment he feels like he's on the hot seat.
I admit to being frustrated and angry that in three years we have made so little progress in returning to a program that regularly plays to go to the Rose Bowl. I would like to one day see us win the Rose Bowl as well, but I will accept slow, steady progress. There has been none. It is frustrating. Part of the frustration is because a good chunk of the highlights from the last three seasons (Sugar Bowl, MSU '12, NW '13...) have been teeth-grinding anxiety attacks that were obviously unsustainable paths to big-picture success. There's nothing wrong with a lucky win... unti they all start seeming kinda lucky. I do believe Hoke should get a chance to coach in 2014 regardless of how we finish out the year, but I hope he appreciates the high expectations EVERY Michigan fan has when it comes to the long-term trajectory of the program.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||that many?!?!||
40 to 50. this is a blog with a wide readership. there will be 115,000 fans in the stadium on saturday. there will be millions watching on tv. and "40 to 50 posters" (numbers pulled from ass) constitutes a "god-awful fanbase" to you?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||bad comedy?||
I can't tell if this is tongue-in-cheek or just... dumb. this is what you focus on after that game? and are you not familiar with the term "Bronx cheer"?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Amazon sales for these ten||
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