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|44 weeks 2 days ago||Nobody cares... Except for||
Nobody cares... Except for the people you're replying to, anyone who's driving during a game, the people who bring radios and use them tailgating or in the stands...
Oh, wait, maybe it's just you.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||"Blew out of proportion" my||
"Blew out of proportion" my ass. The guy's got a history of racist, sexist and homophobic comments going back years, the kind of statements where any one of those comments would have gotten you, me or anyone else fired instantly. Whether or not you personally were offended it shouldn't be that hard to see why a lot of people were upset when he, say, invokes Hitler when he's talking about Germans.
I'm amazed at how many people online are passionately defending him today. The man is a bully and a jerk, and being entertaining on TV doesn't and shouldn't give him free reign. He's also an idiot, given that the BBC has publicly told him he'd be fired if he had one more incident after the last time around. He tested that, and here we are now.
Mostly, I'm impressed that the BBC had the guts to do this even though it means likely killing one of their most popular shows.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Given the ONLY thing Bell's||
Given the ONLY thing Bell's says they're asking is that they can't trademark the phrase (which would necessitate changing all those "bumper stickers and delivery trucks") I'm really not seeing the issue. Seems plenty reasonable on the surface...
|46 weeks 1 day ago||jusy because someone here||
What, pray tell, makes your interpretation somehow more valid or correct than the prosecutors filing the charges? Because given the choice between believing the official investigators or a guy on a message board with a clear agenda...
|46 weeks 1 day ago||The same material as||
The same material as yesterday, even after it was explained to you yesterday the bankrupt part is completely irrelevant?
We need a better class of trolls here. Or at least ones who can manage better than a broken record spiel.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Dude, I know blatant lies in||
Dude, I know blatant lies in these threads are your thing, but what orifice did you pull "defunct business" out of?
EDIT: I thought we were still talking about the ski resorts which ate most definitely not "defunct". Are you talking about another incident?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Sorry, but no. You pretty||
Sorry, but no. You pretty much have to be looking for some conspiracy or to assign Bacon malicious intent to think that's true. Journalists typically don't make a habit of completely misrepresenting their sources like that, especially when they name them and it'd be easy to verify.
WD aside, Brandon has a history of being a snarky ass in other old, time-stamped posts people here dug up.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You're right! After all, John||
You're right! After all, John U. Bacon has a long history of risking his reputation and career by fabricating the quotes and anecdotes in his articles about Michigan.
...no, wait, scratch that. He doesn't and you're an idiot.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||And that is relevant||
And that is relevant because...?
I mean, if Bacon was Rodriguez's boss you might have more than a false equivalency.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||...and I think everyone||
...and I think everyone making comments like this is delusional. What POSSIBLE evidence has this team given us to think that they can compete with, let alone beat, an MSU that's not only Top 10, but much more emotionally invested in the game as they always are?
"Rivalry game" and "anyone can win" are tropes that sound great but when that's literally the only way you can claim optimism...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Wait - so you post a bunch of||
Wait - so you post a bunch of reasonable explanations, then completely contradict yourself and say you still think it's fake based on seemingly nothing? Really?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Who knows? All I know is that||
Who knows? All I know is that the language is awfully ambiguous. If the email didn't exist I'd have come right out and said that if I was responding.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I know - but Morris was not||
I know - but Morris was not only dressed but taking warmups last weekend at Rutgers without any kind of visible brace or impairment. That doesn't necessarily mean he was game ready, but it's hard to imagine his ankle was worse than Gardner was last night.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Funny... I distinctly||
Funny... I distinctly remember Morris wanting to be out there too, and everyone saying that the coaches should have overruled him.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||WHY THE FUCK IS GARDNER BACK||
WHY THE FUCK IS GARDNER BACK IN????
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Sure. IF he's on his home||
Sure. IF he's on his home connection instead of somewhere else. Or IF he has a cable subscription.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I feel like 110,000 is overly||
I feel like 110,000 is overly optimistic given the past few weeks. I know, the supposed marquee game, but I don't see the stadium as full tonight.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Since when is "not a real||
Since when is "not a real fan" NOT questioning somebody's fandom?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||If you start with the premise||
Problem is, that view falls apart once you remember the increasingly desperate emails, Groupon, the Coke promo...
The athletic department is desperate to fill seats and maintain the streak.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Oh look! It's someone else||
Oh look! It's someone else telling me I'm not a real fan because I have legitimate issues with the program and its leadership! I guess the fact I care about this team enough to have those opinions is meaningless...
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You can't just separate it||
You can't just separate it like that. At this point it's all so intertwined there's no way to. And the Diag protest did get coverage outside of Michigan circles so I'd argue your first point is wrong. That said...
Isn't that enough? The Morris situation was botched horribly and THAT got a lot of national play. So did the team's dreadful play this year, and their huge regression under Hoke. Anyone should be able to look at those ALONE and understand why so many fans are upset. Even if the recruits have no idea who Brandon is the performance on the field alone tells a story that explains the anger.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Athletes draw motivation from||
That's great... Except we've all seen these teams lay a colossal egg in front of full, energetic stadiums before. I'm not going to deny that home field advantage is a real thing, but it's an extra push over the edge. We're so far from that edge I can't blame anyone who chooses to boycott or not go at all.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||If recruits aren't aware of||
If recruits aren't aware of the "dynamics of the situation" when it's been a lead story on practically EVERY national news source, sports or otherwise, then do we really want them here? If they're THAT ignorant about the school they may be committing to?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"Michigan was known for being||
"Michigan was known for being a passionate and proud fanbase."
Based solely on the reaction to the past few weeks, we absolutely still have that fanbase. They just have bigger concerns than the results of teh games right now.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"Michigan Football||
"Michigan Football (pressers/articles/quotes/strategies/solutions/general football talk)"
You DO realize that no one nationally is talking about or cares about the team on the field any more, rght? We're a 2-4 team that is a contender to go 2-10. What is there to discuss there that hasn't already been said?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Bad Idea||
Reddit does this to "clean up" their NFL subreddit. You know what the end result is?
News gets hidden when it gets stuffed into a thread that's difficult or impossible to sort or search. Let's say something incredible happens with Brandon - there's no way you're going to know it's in post 673 of the sticky unless you manually check it repeatedly. All a collected thread does is sweep things under the rug.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This argument is, to be||
This argument is, to be blunt, complete garbage. This site doesn't represent "all students, alumni, and fans", never has, and never will. It's a private blog run by ONE GUY - what Brian says goes.
And I don't know if you've noticed from the home page, but Brian is in favor of both (a) a coaching change and (b) a potential protest at a home game.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||This is the happiest I've||
This is the happiest I've ever seen the fanbase after losing to OSU.
It's a nice feeling.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||With an injured Gardner and||
With an injured Gardner and Wile in for Gibbons? I think it was the right call. And based on this thread and my Facebook feed, that seems to be the majority opinion.
Shame it didn't work, but it was a hell of a game. This is the best I've felt after a Michigan loss in a long, long time.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Which browser are you||
Which browser are you using?
At least in Firefox, it's as simple as right click -> "This Frame" -> "Open Frame in New Tab/Window" (depending on your preference).