this guy evidently hired to work for AD
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|1 week 5 days ago||he is in need of a front||
he is in need of a front tooth. you should offer yours.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||i just went through his||
i just went through his entire post history on reddit, spanning five years.
aside from being incredibly misogynist and inflammatory, nothing about his posts indicate that he has any special connection to the Michigan AD. Never makes a mention of his brother at Michigan in any of the hundreds of posts on r/cfb. the guy lives in tempe arizona (may or may not have graduated from ASU), married, works for a backend financial services outsourcing company, is 31 years old, and never gave any indication that he (or his supposed brother) have an in at the Michigan AD. his only inside connection to football seems to be a cousin who played football for Northern Arizona University in the late 80s and 90s, but he is only mentioned once and not having anything to do with inside information.
in fact, judging from many of his past posts, he has a real disdain for michigan - talks a lot of shit about michign during debate about the rematch running up to the bama-lsu national title game, and his dislike of michigan pours through elsewhere.
for such a prolific poster on r/cfb its a bit strange that he doesn't know the name of stephen ross, which has come up numerous times on that board this year (and previously).
i would take this post with a HUGE grain of salt. his prediciton may be right, but i really doubt he has any inside information.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||trade would be red berenson||
trade would be red berenson for harbaugh. mike babcock then fills the head coaching vacancy at yost. michigan defeats ISIS. half life 3 is released.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||those two have been eerily||
those two have been eerily silent since yesterday. same with brian and ace.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||it was almost disinterested||
it was almost disinterested and indifferent. maybe im reading too much into things, but its clear he doesn't really give a shit about the 49ers anymore.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||where can i get some of them||
where can i get some of them soundcloud likes?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||as much as i despised||
as much as i despised brandon, the student athletes sincerely loved him (so it seems); clearly brandon wasn't doing everything wrong - he took care of his primary charges (athletes) - but he failed to understand that the athletic department/athletes is/are just one parcel of the michigan community.
if brandon can gain the trust the athletes, i am hopeful that at the very least hackett can gain their trust as well. and from everything ive heard and read about him thus far from his time at Steelcase and his time on the football team, i believe that he will bring to the table that awareness and sensitivity to the concerns of the larger michigan community that brandon lacked.
that being said, im willing to give hackett a chance, despite his lack of an AD background.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I think hoke will announce||
I think hoke will announce his resignation shortly after the MD game, effective after OSU. avoids the ugliness of a firing and gets his team motivated for OSU.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||its the michigan difference.||
its the michigan difference.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||what a bunch of entitled||
what a bunch of entitled asshats. schlissel was right, the department does really need a culture change. i'm actually paying tuition to this university, perhaps i should have more of a say about how my university is run than a bunch of sneering freeloaders. fuck them.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||We handed out 1200 of them||
We handed out 1200 of them today in the diag; there are another 800 we will be handing out tomorrow before the game aroundish the stadium if you still want one.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||SHIRTS CAN BE PICKED UP IN||
SHIRTS CAN BE PICKED UP IN THE DIAG ON FRIDAY FROM 2-4 PM. I WILL BE THERE DISPENSING.
FOREVER GO BLUE.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||maybe; or he could be trying||
maybe; or he could be trying to send a message to bolden about leadership. or both.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I saw a tweet from one of the||
I saw a tweet from one of the daily reporters who said DB was in the room for Brady's post game press conference and "looked pissed"
|9 weeks 3 days ago||i had class and couldn't go.||
i had class and couldn't go. zeid (who authored the petition) was there and gave a pretty great speech, however. zeid is in the ford school fwiw.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||you haven't been keeping up||
you haven't been keeping up with ace's recruiting posts have you
|10 weeks 6 days ago||half life 3 is released.||
half life 3 is released.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||was at the hockey game||
was at the hockey game earlier tonight (had to leave early for a meeting at school), and the vitriol aimed at brandon permeated the student section - resounding chants of 'fire dave' came often, particularly when ads played on the video board. even more encouraging of my beleif that student fans would get behind this protest.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||im going to talk to some||
im going to talk to some people I know at CSG tomorrow to see if they are willing to help us in any way. if there are any other student volunteers who want to help me champion this cause, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
also shoot me an email if you have any other ideas about how we can make this a reality. i'm certainly open to suggestions and to calibrating our strategy to make this work effectively.
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||if we start campaigning now||
if we start campaigning now and making the seeds of this protest visible amongst the michigan community, we can get in front of the message and everyone in that stadium will know exactly why we aren't there for kickoff - to demonstrate our discontent with brandon's incompetence as athletic director.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||fair point, but i really||
fair point, but i really don't think the football team can be embarassed any further. we keep talking about how disgruntled the students are about ticket prices, lackluster home schedules, etc., but all i hear are complaints and no action. A rally will get quick notice from fans and the media, but we need something more than 500 students milling around the diag. brandon has to go, and he's been clever to craft these protests as abberations and deflect public outrage at the handling of concussion gate by countering that it not an indicative baromoter by which to gauge support for him and his policies. and even if you think this may 'embarass the team', we should not embarass ourselves by reinforcing brandon's own discordant beliefs about his relationship with students, and his piss poor treatment of a very VERY serious health issue. instead of taking the lead (promoting research at the university, testing concussion sensors, etc.) on this concussion issue, brandon has decided that giving the trainers walkie talkies (why didn't they have them before?!) is going to prevent further miscommunications. something needs to be done to effect change around here, and signs and rallys aren't going to cut it. i strongly believe that if the message of this protest is molded correctly and publicized pervasively, it will NOT be construed by anyone - fans, players, announcers, etc - as a slight against the players and the team itself. this is about brandon's mismanagement and stupefying rationalizations for his despicable behavior.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||re: concerns||
it sounds like people are concerned that no one will notice if we are not in our seats just before kickoff. if we are succesful and the student section is empty, it will be MUCH more noticable than some of the poor student showings earlier this year.
But more important than that, is the publicity. If the campus and media, etc. are AWARE of this protest prior to the game, the story will write itself. That's why to make this work we have publicize this as best we can and get as many students on board. If it gets as much attention as say the rally did, media outlets will be talking about it well before the game, and - if the broadcasters are aware - may even mention it beforehand.
I'm up for extending this to regular ticket holders, but that's probably going to be difficult to organize effectively. The student section is small(ish) and manageable in that regard. But if you want to protest with the rest of us then by all means join us!
And finally, I understand that this can be construed as disrespectful to the players. But if we are serious about change in the AD we need to make a statement and I believe this is the best possible option. Everyone is going to filter back to their seats after kickoff (there will likely be a TV timeout anyway, giving more time for the student section to fill back up). We can also help mitigate this perception if we publicize this and get our message and intentions across before the demonstration itself, and emphasize that this is not a slight to the players, but is aimed squarely at the AD.
If this is managed right, it will work.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||respectfully disagree. we are||
respectfully disagree. we are not boycotting the whole game and will filter back in after kickoff and will support our team.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Explanation||
Proposed Penn State Kickoff Boycott:
|11 weeks 1 day ago||i think the subsequent rallys||
i think the subsequent rallys at the regents meeting or whatever are a great idea, but its likely to have only about 1000 students (at most) and brandon, the regents, etc will likely treat this as just another abberation; not representative of the collective opinion of all michigan students. and another rally, while great, will be seen as a bit stale - we NEED something more creative, somehting more impressionable.
the optics for such a campaign to oust Brandon need to be right. nothing will be more attention grabbing than a boycott of kickoff at PSU. with those overhead shots the image will be burned into the eyeballs of television audiences everywhere and is likely to be replyed on sportscenter and other news programs. the announcers will likely start talking about and will be a running conversation throughout the game. the regents will have no choice after that game but to fire brandon.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||i dont think the logistics of||
i dont think the logistics of a boycott of kickoff at PSU would actually be that hard. if we publicize, through this blog and elsewhere (remember, the national media is already looking at mgoblog and the forums! and things are definitely bound to heat up this week), I think most students would be aware of the protest. For those that arent, thanks to the bottleneck at the section entrances, it would be very easy to voice our intent to those who didn't get the memo - im thinking having 'volunteers' stand outside each section with large signs imploring students not to enter the stadium until after kickoff. We can also have same volunteers run down the stands right before the game kicks off and round those up who want to partake in the protest. This. could. work.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||i think a campaign to have||
i think a campaign to have students show up 20-30 minutes late for the PSU night game would be devastating for brandon. imagine a completely empty student section at kickoff, the aerial shots that will dominate the opening of the game would be the death knell for brandon - he has kept saying that his relationship with the students is "outstanding" based on the fact of the success of the the UTL games. Nothing will hurt more if we don't show for the PSU game.
Now I know that there are going to be quite a few vacancies in the student section regardless, but if we can effectively organize the students to not enter the student section until after kickoff... my god. it would be brilliant.
And by not boycotting the game completely, the students can't be called out for not supporting the team. If we were to boycott the game in its entirety it could be construed in the media and elsewhere that hte fans are turning their backs on the team. This will hit brandon where it hurts (his baby, the UTL games) while foreclosing any argument that the students have given up on the team and players.
the more i think about it the more this HAS to happen.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||pretty sure "deployment of|
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Just walked by the Fleming||
Just walked by the Fleming administration building; lots of lights are on for 11:30.....
|15 weeks 5 days ago||well, there is a ticket||
well, there is a ticket exchange section of the website (upper right tab) so i dont think its a no-no per se. just to be safe. let me rephrase: i have a white envelope that i am selling that comes with a free notre dame ticket that is conveniently located in the visitors section. email me if interested. email@example.com