further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Haloscan||
Haloscan was the commenting platform of the first iteration of MGoBlog. In 2007, during the first coaching search, a core group of us would basically spend all day waiting for Brian to make a new post on the blog, which would cause us to jump to that new post and make comments on it. There was no forum topics, and were no diaries. You just commented on Brian's posts, with the invevitable "first" attempted if you thought you were the first commentor on a new post.
It was all rather primitive, in hindsight. But man, I wish I would have kept an archive of all the comment threads on posts. Some funny, funny stuff.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||Just keep....||
Choppin' that wood.
The boats..the god damn boats.
In all seriousness, can you believe we're about to go down this road AGAIN! Haloscan were some dark days, but man, some good times.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||You realize||
You realize that companies try to recruit people for jobs everday, right? There are literally search firms that specialize in athletic director hiring.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||John U. Bacon....||
reporting that his sources say this is not true.
Yep...we're officially back in the days of a coach AND Athletic Director death watch.
|27 weeks 15 hours ago||Ahhh||
the annual Seth meltdown when someone bitches about a feature. It wouldn't be football season without it.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||My guess||
Is that someone just asked, "Hey, you want some?" I don't remember worrying about repercussions.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||You would||
Probably like Drew Sharp's article on the topic today then.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Right||
"His friend had been publicly accused of rape. Falsely, it seems, since there was no prosecution"
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Section 1||
Having spent 3 years as a sexual assault prosecutor and another 7 as a federal organized crime prosecutor, I can only say one thing to you, Section 1 -- you're an idiot for equating false accusations with lack of criminal charges.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Ummmm...||
Anyone else find it really disconcerting that the OC has never even spoken to several of the recruits with Michigan offers? Not even an effing phone call? Jesus. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Ahhh, remember......||
Haloscan? Repeatedly refreshing waiting for a new thread? The Groh mafia? Just keep choppin' that wood, man.
Those were some dark times. Made the Borges-hysteria look like a walk in the park.
/get off my lawn
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Seth...||
may well spontaneously combust over this one.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Wait...||
Your defensive? I couldn't tell by the hysterical individual responses on this thread.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Ugh||
I'd like to take a photo of this shirt and put it on another t-shirt with the phrase: "Worst MGoBlog Shirt Ever" and then sell it next to the Worst State Ever shirt, a simple idea executed well. This is just trying way too hard. Hopefully this ends up in the same bin where those dumb "In Rod We Trust Shirts" are now. Just terrible.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I will never understand...||
why MSU spends so much time paying attention to Michigan. I guess what I am feeling is what all older brothers feel, though.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||But just as bad||
As you using a "winking" emoticon in your post. Also revoked.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Of all the things...||
I've read about this team and the run they are on this is, by far, the most awful. Just terrible.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Also....||
let's get rid of the white hats. They look absurd. Regular blue hats with the Block M, a la Bo, Mo, and LLO. The white hats are so very Les Milish. Ugh. But I understand why Hoke (Ho!?) doesn't wear a hat. Dude's got a big noggin. Would look like a walking candy apple with a baseball hat on.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Thankfully...||
this exercise if over.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Rob Renes||
If he's a 1st Team All American (on the field and in academics), wins the Katcher Award twice, and is Co-Captain like Rob Renes, that would be awesome. I think you are probably underestimating Rob Renes.
/shakes fist as an old guy.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Ugh...||
This reminds me of Bill Simmons article.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Well...||
I think whitedawg's point was that the whole basis of the U.S. criminal justice system is assuming people are not guilty until proven otherwise. ALL child sex abuse crimes are horrific -- this one is just splattered all over the 24/7 news cycle. Taken to it's logical conclusion, every defendant accused of criminal sexual conduct should just plead guilty. Problem is, this isn't the Soviet Union. The state is constituationally required to prove it's case. Reilly's thesis basically undermines the whole context of the criminal justice system. Throw in the fact that he advocates prison rape at the end, and it's just asinine.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||If he takes the stand||
and testifies on direct examination to his defense counsel, he can't then assert the 5th Amendment. By testifying he is waiving that right. If defendant's could assert the privilege on cross-examination, every defendant would take the stand to tesify under questioning by their attorney and then assert when the prosecutor starts his/her cross-exam.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Ugh.||
As a former prosecutor and current white collar attorney, I get so frustrated when people, particularly the media, assume that defense attorney's make the decision on whether a defendant testifies. The attorney can only give their best advice -- it's the defendant's constitututional right and ultimate decision whether to testify.
But to answer your question, I would have strongly advised him not to testify. Dude would have been crucified.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Rick Reilly...||
is an idiot. He's now advocating prison rape. Let's just go all Stalin on their asses. Not to mention the fact that Sandusky is being tried in state court and will not be going to "general population in a federal prison." If anything, Reilly's comments about federal prison undercut his whole column advocating for prison rape for Sandusky. General population in a federal prison is a heck of a lot better than general prison in a state one. As you can tell, I hate Rick Reilly.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Man, I wish you'd come up||
Man, I wish you'd come up with a different title for this than "Michigan Museday." I realize you're desperately trying to follow in Brian's "Unverified Voracity" footsteps, but the title is just horrific. I enjoy reading this every Monday, but cringe every week when I read the title again.
|3 years 1 week ago||Patmon||
Started 10 games at SS on the 1998 squad (Marcus Ray started the other 3 at SS). He also started 8 games at FS on the 1999 squad (the other 4 were started by Cato June, another player that would, IMO, that Kovacs could not have supplanted at either position).
My point is only that Kovacs likley would not have played on most of Michigan's defenses in the 1990's. Love the guy to death, but that's just my opinion. From 1991 to 1999, Michigan simply didn't have the problems at safety that plauged the program in the 2000's.
|3 years 1 week ago||Kovacs starts on damn near every Michigan D in the past 20 years||
Maybe the past 10 years. Shonte Peoples (prior to him going on a shooting spree in A2), Marcus Ray, Dwayne Patmon, and Tommy Hendricks (all multi-year starters as SS in the 1990s) would strongly argue otherwise.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||I think you'd be surprised what...||
$550 gets you in New Orleans on both counts. And I'm speaking strictly as a former federal prosecutor, of course.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Gift Suite..||
My favorite comment from an ESPN Big Ten Blog commentator: "Gift Suite is just code for hookers and blow, right?"