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|10 hours 16 min ago||The Daily has Schlissel's statement only|
|13 hours 53 min ago||Doners are delicious||
|16 hours 46 min ago||Monkey Rodeo|
|17 hours 52 min ago||I don't know why anyone would neg Reader71's comment||
Totally reasonable and informative.
Mealer was presumably frustrated. Most of us would be too. And he's deleted the tweet, so maybe he's thought better of his tone.
|18 hours 2 min ago||?||
I have no idea what you mean. Agrees with me on what? I want an AD that isn't divisive. Whatever DB's virtues were, it's pretty clear that he had become divisive. It seems pretty uncontroversial (to me, anyway) to wish for there to be unity in the Michigan fanbase going forward.
Anyway, my point is kind of moot. Reader71 and others have chimed in and it seems clear that the terminology is more matter-of-fact than dismissive. His tweet was still pretty dismissive, and that's not good, but neither is he wrong. I was more worried about the tone than anything else.
|18 hours 32 min ago||Thanks Reader71||
It's better that this is a normal thing and a lapse in judgment and not some symptom of something bigger.
|19 hours 44 min ago||Sorry. Not my intent||
OP here. It wasn't my intent to jump all over Mealer. I certainly don't despise him. (Has anyone said that they do?)
I have no problem with him saying that students don't know about picking ADs. He's right about that. I'm an alum and I don't know either. He's certainly entitled to his opinion.
The tone is bad, though... and it doesn't reflect well on him or the program. And the fact that he deleted the tweet indicates that he probably understands that.
|19 hours 56 min ago||I wasn't offended by the comment -- was anyone? --||
but I think it is a bad attitude for him to have about the rest of the University.
|20 hours 4 min ago||Totally agree||
He killed it. He was great on differentiating between the educational and research mission of the University and the role that athletics (and especially football) plays in the University experience.
The difference between him and someone like Gorgon Gee is enormous.
|23 hours 20 min ago||Lot's of chatter||
|1 day 18 hours ago||It has been reported, yes||
and I assume that it's true. E.g.:
|1 day 18 hours ago||There is a feeling among some nationally||
that there is something fundamentally wrong with Michigan. I think they look at RR -- success (WVU), failure (UM), success so far (Zona) -- and the flailing around of the Hoke regime and don't understand what is happening and the suggestion is that something is wrong with UM.
Matt Hinton had a tweet about this when it was announced that we interviewed Sumlin for Hoke's job:
I should probably add that I totally disagree because I don't believe in magic or curses. I do believe in bad decisions and bad luck.
|2 days 18 hours ago||It doesn't have to be objective to be useful||
Especially when there is no method out there for evaluating coaches that is both objective and useful.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Don't think so (see my post above)||
Si quaeris blog populare circumspice.
|2 days 20 hours ago||It's blog||
or commentarii interretiales according to Wikipedia, source of all that is true and good:
Bonus: Latin 'blog' doesn't decline, so the nominative, genitive, accusative, etc. of blog are all blog. It is neuter, though, so the adjective that modifies it should also be neuter.
Note: the talk page for that entry is amazing.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Is it wrong||
that when I see "Dantonioad" my brain corrects it to "Dantoniad" and thinks it's an epic poem about Dantonio? (Like the Iliad is about Ilium, the Aeneid about Aeneas, etc.)
I'm looking into the official neo-Latin word for 'blog.' I should have an answer soon for those of you who care. I found some discussions online but most of those people seemed to have pretty weak Latin.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Apparently so||
|3 days 10 hours ago||Interesting...||
|3 days 14 hours ago||No reason not to link to 11W||
It's a good site, and has positive relations with MGoBlog.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I just sent Schlissel's office an e-mail||
...linking to the story and vouching for the accuracy of my exchange with DB reported here, and explaining how appalling I found DB's mode of addressing alumni and fans.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Disagree||
It's not selfish. Nobody who is sane thinks that his or her opinion on its own is sufficient to move the needle in the AD's office, but thousands of opinions are. Look at Schlissel's comments. He has said that he's received a lot of feedback, and while privately he's probably not that into reading thousands of e-mails, publicly he acknowledges that it's important for the University to maintain good relationships with alumni, students, and fans. Letter-writing campaigns do matter... not individual letters, but in aggregate.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Correct, which is why you DO NOT respond to them||
DB is under no obligation to respond to everyone who e-mails him. When I e-mailed him, I expected a boilerplate response sent by an assistant, like, "Thank you for your input. We here in the Athletic Department take the views of our fans and alumni very seriously and we will take your comments into account in our internal discussions. Go Blue!"
That is what professionals do. Petulant replies are unprofessional, no matter how reasonable you may find them. If DB doesn't have a thick enough skin to deal with whiny e-mails then he isn't up for the job.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I'd imagine that they hold themselves to a much higher standard||
considering that the mainstream media was reporting what was at the time unsubstantiated accusations from MGoBlog's message board.
|4 days 20 hours ago||WHEEEEEEEEEEE||
|4 days 20 hours ago||Agree but that's the path to madness||
All games (social, athletic, economic, etc.) have crazy arbitrary rules that make no sense and are accidents of history, but if you're going to play the game you have to accept the rules. Either we go Chicago and drop all varsity sports or we play the game like the rest of them.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Tempo, again||
At this point is anyone surprised that this team (1) cannot deal with tempo and (2) can't use tempo to get an edge? It's so frustrating.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Morgan will (injury) redshirt per Hoke||
|5 days 16 hours ago||That's the Michigan way||
"It's not what you did, it's that you did it and we lost."
|5 days 19 hours ago||Bennie Joppru thinks it's dumb||
|5 days 19 hours ago||Nothing is worse than Groban||