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|1 hour 55 min ago||So my question is: How did||
So my question is: How did the warehouse get so full of fireworks without someone lighting a match already? If the match had been lit a while ago, it wouldn't be such an explosion.
It all boils down to the same thing. Right now the program seems to be imploding, but it shouldn't have reached this point. It just seems like no one really did anything until now, and now they're doing everything within their might.
|7 hours 26 min ago||From what I've seen, the||
From what I've seen, the chances are near zero. But sometimes teams go on crazy winning streaks. The 2000 New York Giants won five straight games to make the playoffs...
This team has plenty of talent to pull it off, but it's obviously very unlikely to occur.
|7 hours 34 min ago||I guess that's kind of the||
I guess that's kind of the issue, though, isn't it? If it's bad enough to do all this stuff (rally, petition, boycott, etc.), then it's been bad enough to do SOME of it for a while. So why do all of it right now?
And if it's not bad enough to do it all right now, then let's not go overboard.
If you have a marriage going south, the logical first step might be mediation. Instead, we're jumping straight to mediation, counseling, locking each other out of the house, and calling the divorce lawyers all at once.
|8 hours 7 min ago||I agree 100% with the OP.||
I agree 100% with the OP. Thank you.
|8 hours 11 min ago||...or should the people who||
...or should the people who dislike coaches because of their style of headset?
Some people get caught up in ridiculous, irrelevant details.
|8 hours 14 min ago||You're not calling out my||
You're not calling out my opinions. You're flat-out lying about what I've said.
I'm not responding to you after this post. You've clearly got an axe to grind, and you're clearly incapable of sticking to the truth. I'm not going to waste my time with irrational people who spew lie after lie.
|8 hours 19 min ago||Regarding your first part,||
Regarding your first part, who are ESPN shows and articles referencing? MGOBLOG! And Brian Cook! That's kind of my whole point. And if ESPN picks up on it, that makes it more likely that ABC (both owned by the same company) will pick up on it. And if ABC picks up on it, then NBC, CBS, or whoever might pick up the ball and run with it.
Brian knows that he influences a lot of readers and fans. I don't necessarily think he's influencing them in a positive direction at this point, though.
|8 hours 22 min ago||That second part is kind of||
That second part is kind of the point, though. There are numerous ways to effect change. It seems like we're going for them all at once - petition to fire Dave Brandon, rally to fire Dave Brandon, calling for Hoke's firing, boycotting games, etc. We're essentially burning down the whole program instead of taking a step-by-step approach.
|8 hours 39 min ago||Not that I think you should||
Not that I think you should do it, but I would be interested to see how Shane Morris would grade out vs. Devin Gardner. That might quiet some of the people who were longing for Morris to play, if they haven't already been quieted...
|8 hours 40 min ago||When did I downplay the cheap||
When did I downplay the cheap shot? Oh yeah...you like to make things up, and you also don't like to let things go. I guess I shouldn't ask.
|9 hours 34 min ago||The 100,000+ streak is a good||
The 100,000+ streak is a good recruiting tool, and it's a promise that those kids will be playing in front of huge crowds every Saturday. I think that's one thing that plays well to kids who want to be in big-time environments. It also shows that fans will consistently stick by you.
And yeah...it's window-dressing, clearly, because fickle fans post stupid s*** on the internet all the time. Some of the stuff that has gone on, especially in the last week, makes our fan base look like a bunch of stupid chumps who will cannibalize each other, the coaches, the athletic director, and anyone else who we think stands in our way of returning to the glory days.
|9 hours 41 min ago||Yeah! Tradition! Let's go||
Yeah! Tradition! Let's go back to facemask-less helmets! Let's play through concussions because that's what the tough guys used to do! Let's make sure gay people don't feel comfortable playing the sport! Let's do away with instant replay!
|9 hours 44 min ago||If Hoke wins the next seven||
If Hoke wins the next seven games, I think he keeps his job.
|9 hours 46 min ago||Just because something CAN be||
Just because something CAN be written doesn't mean it should.
Brian has a lot of influence as the owner/editor/creator of the largest college sports website on the internet. If he starts looking at new coaching candidates, other bloggers, fans, prognosticators, analysts, networks, etc. will, too. Then the calls for Hoke's head will amplify, the distractions to the team will amplify, etc. I don't think we should underestimate the ripple effect that Brian can have.
As such, I'm a wee bit disappointed in Brian's various campaigns and statements about not going to the game, essentially trying to ruin Michigan's streak of 100,000+ fans, etc. Trying to save Michigan tradition by ruining Michigan tradition is not a quality plan, in my opinion. It's a bit too self-serving.
If "The team, the team, the team" is going to be our motto around Michigan football, then I don't see how this helps.
|15 hours 36 min ago||Wrong. MGrowOld stated in||
MGrowOld stated in another thread that there WAS a head injury.
I said that he didn't know that for sure.
That's not nit-picking. That's a direct contradiction of his statement.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Hah. First of all, it was a||
Hah. First of all, it was a joke. Second, if you think my "objectification of women" is bad, you should get to know some coaches sometime. I spend at least six days a week with them. I knew/know coaches who cheat on their wives, drink and drive, do illicit drugs, hit their players, verbally abuse their players, etc. You're going to have a very small pool of coaches to choose from if you want perfect angels in every aspect of their lives.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Agreed.||
|1 day 10 hours ago||Agreed. Sometimes it takes a||
Agreed. Sometimes it takes a situation like this for protocols to be put into place. I would be surprised if this situation does not force other programs to review how they would handle similar situations. I doubt athletic directors around the country are saying, "Well, um, we're just going to count on the coaches to see hard hits. Next up? Uniformz!"
|1 day 10 hours ago||What I asked was "Do you know||
What I asked was "Do you know there was a head injury?"
You didn't. Nobody (fans, anyway) knew until last night. That's not nit-picking. You were making an assumption. It happened to be that you were right, but even Brandon's statement says that it took multiple evaluations to reach that conclusion.
|1 day 10 hours ago||It's entirely possible that||
It's entirely possible that he didn't see the hit. You can't watch all 22 football players on the field at all times, and the ball was away and gone. Cockran was flagged for the late hit, which supports the idea that someone may have moved his eyes away from the QB and followed the flight of the ball. That's why there's a referee stationed in the backfield to watch for things like that.
|1 day 10 hours ago||On the contrary, there's||
On the contrary, there's nothing to backtrack from. At no point have I reached any sweeping conclusions about the topic. The main thrust of what I've been saying is that "We don't know exactly what happened, and there are multiple possible explanations."
|1 day 10 hours ago||You continue to misrepresent||
You continue to misrepresent what I said.
I have nothing further to say to you about the subject.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Just like many things,||
Just like many things, westwardwolverine is making things up. I have never, ever, ever said that Shane Morris did not get hit in the head. What I said was that he got hit in the lower part of the facemask, but that the majority of the blow was to the upper chest/shoulder area. The freeze frame posted in this thread supports that.
Again, I have NEVER said that he didn't take a hit to the head/helmet.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I'm going to watch the game.||
I'm going to watch the game. Because I'm not a whiny pansy like so many other Michigan fans. This is the team and the program that I root for. Not just when they're winning or when they're playing the music in the stadium that I like.
Too many fair-weather fans in the world...
|2 days 8 hours ago||But the video doesn't prove||
But the video doesn't prove me wrong. If you watch the Youtube clip (and not the gif on the front page), you'll see.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Maybe if you throw in a few||
Maybe if you throw in a few more f-bombs, you might get me to do what you want.
|2 days 8 hours ago||"The helmet, does not mostly||
"The helmet, does not mostly or really in anyway hit Morris in the chest which is what we were talking about."
...except it does. So there's that.
|2 days 8 hours ago||The difference might be the||
The difference might be the person you're interpreting as the "ref." I believe Hoke said that the actual Referee wouldn't allow Michigan to get an injury timeout. He then said the Line Judge offered him an injury timeout.
Of course, there's always the chance to use a team timeout, but obviously Hoke didn't want to burn one at that point.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Isn't that the issue, though?||
Isn't that the issue, though? It's not worth all this discussion if he's out there on a bum ankle. Plenty of people have tried to play on gimpy ankles. The big issue that's causing such a ruckus is the head thing.
If you want to insist that this would be such a big story if the limp is the only potential issue, then I think you're very misguided.
|2 days 9 hours ago||"Please shut the fuck up you||
"Please shut the fuck up you embarrassment."
It's nice to see that you're so rational.