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|34 min 49 sec ago||a bunch of yes men and brown nosers.||
In my experience, the CEOs with the large egos (male and female) will, over time, surround themselves with the yes people and brown nosers because they can't abide anybody disagreeing with them on anything. It's a rare leader who has subordinates with the confidence to tell them when they're wrong about something and not get their asses thrown out the door at 5pm on Friday.
|1 hour 51 min ago||It seems to be coming from every corner.||
If the football team had been more successful the last three seasons—say a conference championship or two with more victories over OSU and MSU—do you think these folks would be as pissed off?
|1 hour 53 min ago||if he was on the team & practiced he played for Bo||
To be honest I agree with you. I'm not a huge fan of DB in some ways, but I don't see any justification for demeaning his standing as a player, any more than any other guy who rode the pines. If nothing else, DB was at practice every day getting his brains beat in and yelled at by Bo just like any other guy.
|1 hour 58 min ago||that's where he gets into trouble||
For a guy with his experience in marketing and PR, Brandon has sometimes displayed a remarkable lack of understanding of his own customer base. Anybody in his position should have known that:
• Not taking the band to an away game he was selling as sort of a "bowl game" was going to piss Michigan fans off bigtime, especially given the fact that many of those fans have been clamoring for home-and-homes with teams like Alabama. The fact that the band eventually went didn't eliminate the bad taste left in the mouth.
• Charging for water was bad enough; trying to extort money for seat cushions was a PR disaster of the first order, and completely unnecessary to the financial health of the department.
• Skywriting and the Noodle might be relatively insignificant by themselves, but on top of the first two items, they were further irritants that were unnecessary to the health of the Athletic Department.
• The student seating disaster of 2013 was a dumb response to a simple problem: too many tickets were being sold to too many students who didn't care enough to show up on time, or at all. The simplest and most direct response to this lack of demand should have been a reduction in the size of the student section, without screwing around with the seating priority system that had been in place.
• A continuing escalation of ticket prices in the face of arguably the worst home schedule in many years while the department is millions of dollars in the black is never going to sit well with any fan base, especially when the team is struggling. A more prudent action for the long term would have been to hold the line on ticket prices for 2014.
|2 hours 17 min ago||Strong coffee||
Working late tonight dammit. Or trying to when I'm not looking up fucking etymologies.
|2 hours 18 min ago||A lecture on the word||
and still more:
and yet more:
|3 hours 2 min ago||WHY was Brandon hired to be athletic director in the first place||
Maybe it was a Machiavellian ploy by the Democrats on the Board of Regents to keep him from running for statewide office.
|3 hours 3 min ago||big-time donors who are major-league pissed||
I'm not asking for names, but just out of curiosity, how do you know this? Through your folks?
|3 hours 5 min ago||Brandon did not technically "play" for Bo||
DB was on the team from '70 through '73... did he not see any game action at all? If he did, he played for Bo.
|3 hours 9 min ago||amount of money beyond which you're just gilding the lily||
If Brandon isn't careful, he'll end up gelding the lily.
|8 hours 8 min ago||We do not have "much stronger" guys than MSU.||
I'd still like to know what Nussmeier was referring to when he said at the Women's Football Academy that he "...did have some changes he wanted to see out of the weight training and they have incorporated those changes (we didn’t get specifics on that)." (maizemama's diary)
It's possible that the changes Nuss was referring to were real minor, but then why would he mention them at all? I've wondered all along if our issues on offense, particularly the OL, were partially due to S&C stuff, and the fact that Nussmeier saw the need for some changes would support that.
|8 hours 21 min ago||IF, God forbid, things go so badly over the next 2 seasons||
that Hoke is let go, Brandon is going to be roundly criticized for hiring a coach many opined from the outset as not qualified. In that scenario, I doubt that Brandon would hire a guy like Narduzzi with zero head coaching experience to replace Hoke.
Narduzzi's first head coaching job will either be at MSU or some lesser program to get his feet wet.
|9 hours 9 min ago||Just why I can't stand a good portion of our "fans" at times.||
If my depressing DD scenario plays out, the yammering about headsets is going to be painful to endure.
|9 hours 15 min ago||10-3||
Losses @ ND, MSU, and OSU. Win a mid-level bowl game. Team demonstrably better than in 2013, but fan base still very unhappy and "hot seat" stories about Hoke during offseason increase by several orders of magnitude.
|9 hours 32 min ago||FWIW, ESPN's BIG blog talks about run D as key to championship|
|12 hours 24 min ago||Pat Massey had 5 pass breakups in his career.||
For a guy with his size and wingspan who lettered all four years and started 32 games on the DL, a total of five pass breakups seems pretty paltry to me, especially considering the number of passes thrown during his career.
|12 hours 40 min ago||most batted balls I can remember came from our 6-6 QB||
What was even more frustrating was that one of Navarre's teammates was 6'-8" DE Pat Massey, and I swear I cannot remember him ever batting down one pass himself. He never seemed to be able to even get his arms up in the air.
|12 hours 43 min ago||How does an article get published with a headline misspelled||
AA.com or whatever the hell it is has horrible editing/proofing, if it has any editing/proofing at all.
They're not the only ones, though—I see obvious typos and grammatical errors everywhere on the internet. It's like they just don't give a shit, or the writers and editors working online simply don't know any better.
|1 day 8 hours ago||He can coach from a freaking toilet stall on gameday,||
Yes but what if he wears a pink tu-tu?
|1 day 8 hours ago||Ondre Pipkens||
We need interior DLs to assert themselves.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Your father did a great job raising a son||
and no doubt he was proud as hell that his values were getting passed on to his grandchildren. He'll live on through them, and through you. Condolences.
|1 day 13 hours ago||MGoBlog exists largely because of UFR,||
I agree that Brian's UFRs and all the other data-heavy analytics are the intellectual core of MGoBlog, but if they were literally the only content available, MGoBlog wouldn't be half as popular a website as it is. This popularity is due in no small measure to the reader-generated board posts covering such cerebellum-busting topics as "What are you drinking tonight?" or "Damien Harris will visit for BBQ" or "The definitive Nik Stauskas compilation" or "Rank order of prospective victory goodness 2014 against MSU, ND, OSU." or "Am I Complicit" or "2014 Women's Football Academy."
This is in addition to all of the recruiting updates regularly posted by MGoBlog staff writers, which normally generate a great deal of commentary. I love following recruiting as much as most Michigan fans, but you can't call it intellectually demanding.
I am not criticizing any of these posts; they're simply representative of much of what's posted here every day, much of which attracts a good deal of attention, whether it be negative or positive.
|1 day 14 hours ago||This is trolling? Give me a fucking break.||
If it's trolling, then every sports bar, man cave, and neighborhood saloon in the world is a hot bed of trolling. The type of questions posed by the OP have been a staple of sports discussions and arguments since organized sports developed in human culture. If nobody cared enough to get into heated arguments about who is better and why, websites like MGoBlog wouldn't exist and media titans like ESPN wouldn't either.
|2 days 40 min ago||Jeebus. Recruiting is hard.||
Isn't this the postscript to "Waiting for Godot?"
|2 days 5 hours ago||It's not just a "coordinator leaving" that upset things||
Borges is apparently friends with Damien's HS coach. Who knows what stuff Al might have told this HS coach after he was let go?
You keep recruiting until the bell in early February, but I'd be real surprised if Harris doesn't commit to OSU well before then. If he signs with UM, that would be a significant recruiting achievement for Hoke & Nussmeier.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Roseboro is tabbed as an SDE already.||
Thanks... I wondered after I posted whether this was the difference.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Sorry this is off-topic, but a link on that page caught my eye||
"Self-serve beer stations make debut"
"The machine allows a customer to use the card to pour up to 48 ounces of beer every 15 minutes."
Nope, nothing can go wrong here at all.
|2 days 9 hours ago||the top option there remains 5-star CA prospect KL-S||
From what I've gathered, Darian Roseboro is just as high on their list as Lucier-South.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Can people just STFU about gawdammed headset already?||
I sympathize with your frustration, but unless we beat both OSU and MSU this year the constant yammering about headsets will continue, if not get worse. I've even heard idiot callers on the radio say he should wear a headset even if it's not connected to anything.
|2 days 11 hours ago||"Sorry some of you are so thin skinned."||
An excellent display of playing the victim. Kudos.