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|6 years 9 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for adding to the conversation and negging me. Clearly I don't care, as I have more integrity than to capitulate in the face of idiocy.
Please go back to "f....ing hating people" and rooting for a baseball team that happily tore down its own legacy to make more dollar bills.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||you say||
You say that you hate people for expressing an opinion, and that is somehow supposed to be better than me stating I hated watching Sheridan throw rainbows. I don't get that, but since you are a Yankee fan I guess you don't have to make sense.
Napoleon said he would rather have a lucky general than a good one. I would rather have a coach who can retain gifted athletes (whether it is his fault or not) than one who believes that Sheridan was the appropriate choice to start as QB.
Rodriguez's failings were nobody's fault but his.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||If||
If you say it, it must be so. Not sure why everyone here is on board with the historical revisionism (must be the influence of WLA).
As I remember it (from when I was a student at the time): Mallett and Carr were on the outs, Rodriguez came in, Mallett looked like he would give the new non-carr staff a shot. Rodriguez proceeded to fire loeffler and make backhanded comments that made Mallett feel he was unwanted.
Mallett was not retained. Whether it was his fault or not, the CEO gets blamed for that. RichRod could have done more to retain Mallett. He did not. Mallett left.
Because of this. we had to watch Sheridan and Threet for an entire year. It was the worst year of my life. For putting me through that, Rodriguez should have to spend the rest of his life in hill country.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||but but||
Rodriguez was unable to convince Mallet that he would adapt his scheme to fit the personnel. Hoke, apparently, was able to convince Denard of that same thing. End of story. The players believe, why don't you?
While it is true that human coaches* are not fully in control of, and therefore not solely responsible for, players' decisions to stay or leave, but it is already clear to me that Hoke has been much better at sweet talking the current players - something that Rodriguez was not able to do. This is the reason why articles will be written comparing Hoke's first year to Rodriguez's.
*unlike the great satan: Tressel
|8 years 18 weeks ago||Into the Breach||
Or, er... Unto it.
Anyway, Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1:
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Like, was there really greyhound racing in 1415? Perhaps not, but the metaphor is apt... for McGuffie!
|8 years 36 weeks ago||Color||Will this shirt have the same terrible Florida Gators blue?|
|8 years 37 weeks ago||MGoBlog linked to by Wall Street Journal||Just wanted to give Brian a congrats on getting linked to by one of the worlds most influential papers. The link comes from WSJ's "Daily Fix" sports blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2008/07/11/why-cristiano-ronaldo-isnt-a-sl... ($) Quote: "In the interest of equal time, here’s a reasonable rebuttal from Mgoblog’s Brian Cook to a column the Fix linked to yesterday about Rich Rodriguez and his lawsuit against the University of West Virginia."|
|8 years 37 weeks ago||MGoBlog Linked to by Wall Street Journal||
Just wanted to give Brian a congrats on getting linked to by one of the worlds most influential papers.
The link comes from WSJ's "Daily Fix" sports blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2008/07/11/why-cristiano-ronaldo-isnt-a-sl... ($)
Quote: "In the interest of equal time, here’s a reasonable rebuttal from Mgoblog’s Brian Cook to a column the Fix linked to yesterday about Rich Rodriguez and his lawsuit against the University of West Virginia."