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|13 weeks 2 days 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.
|13 weeks 3 days 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.
|13 weeks 3 days 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.
|13 weeks 3 days 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...
|13 weeks 3 days 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?
|13 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||WHY THE FUCK IS GARDNER BACK||
WHY THE FUCK IS GARDNER BACK IN????
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Since when is "not a real||
Since when is "not a real fan" NOT questioning somebody's fandom?
|15 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 3 days 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...
|15 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 3 days 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?
|16 weeks 9 hours 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.
|16 weeks 9 hours 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?
|16 weeks 9 hours 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.
|16 weeks 9 hours 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.
|1 year 8 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.
|1 year 8 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.
|1 year 21 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).
|2 years 8 weeks ago||You're probably right. But on||
You're probably right.
But on the other hand, we'd probably have lost by even more because old-school Michigan never went for quarterbacks that could run like Denard and Devin can.
Most of my time at Michigan was with Carr as a head coach, and the one thing I hated more than anything in those games was when the play calling was:
10 RUN BALL UP MIDDLE
...no matter what. The single biggest disappointment about today's game, for me, is that we returned to exactly that for the second half of the game.
Smith didn't make 2.5 yards per carry. Rawls didn't even make half a yard on average. At some point, when things aren't working, you need to try something else.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||When RichRod was fired,||
When RichRod was fired, people wanted a return to the Michigan of old.
Looks to me like that's exactly what we got.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Did you stop to consider that||
Did you stop to consider that "our offense is going downhill" because our starting quarterback can't throw the ball and our starting running back has a broken leg? Those MIGHT have played a factor. Doesn't excuse the play calling in the second half, but it's not like a different offensive coordinator could have kept those injuries from happening.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Michigan lost four times this||
Michigan lost four times this year.
The first was to Alabama, currently #2 in the nation.
The second was to Notre Dame, currently #1.
The third was to Nebraska, who is #14, is 9-2 and is likely going to win the Big Ten championship game.
The fourth is OSU, who would probably be #3 in the nation if they were eligible to be.
Take a step back from the ledge. We lost to damn good teams. I'm not happy about today's game or Borges right now, but this season wasn't the trainwreck some of you are making it out to be. Could it have gone better? Yes. But we're still far, FAR ahead from the 3-8 disaster of a season that we had my senior year at Michigan.
Besides: we still get to go to a bowl game. OSU doesn't. :D
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Bullshit. There were||
Bullshit. There were definitely calls that went our way that shouldn't have, most notably that possession call with less than a minute left.
I'm all for ref bashing when it's warranted. I really don't think it is here.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||What is there to say? Even||
What is there to say? Even with the exttra help from the blown possession call with about forty seconds left, we couldn't put it away. Ohio played well, and did so for the entire game. They earned it.
There's always next year...