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|4 hours 34 min ago||geez||
I don't know that site, but that comment makes me believe I wouldn't enjoy it.
|4 hours 45 min ago||so true||
and it seems when they bring in those asshats, that really don't "get" the culture and identity that they are marketing, *this* happens. In this instance that article and the one in MLive, point out all the f-ups (imo) that were done in the name of "branding." The legend patches, the sky writing, the pricing, all the stupid shit that was done over the past couple years seems to be tied to this particular jack-ass.
So, thankfully he made those comments, and we can be done with him. He needs to go back to the NBA where his true talents in side-shows can be appreciated.
I also keep remembering Dave Brandon on that special that was talking about branding in athletics. While I get what all that extra revenue does for the athletics program, it compromised exactly what the "Block M" stands for. Tradition is not a bad thing, and a lot of people associated with the school embrace the tradition. Our athletes are part of it--and thankfully, Mr. Lochmann is not part of that.
|1 day 1 hour ago||whew||
|1 day 6 hours ago||I'm no expert||
I'm just making an assumption that I'm older than WolvinLA.... Pretty sure I have a good 2 or 10 years on him.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I seriously don't know how I missed this.||
Carlos? He's saying the time is near! Finally.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Hi honey..||
|1 day 17 hours ago||Just because the rumors||
are coming up with numbers, does not mean he will accept.
Everybody needs to slow down....no jinxing.
|1 day 17 hours ago||It isn't||
happening if you speak too soon.
|3 days 5 hours ago||"A source" said it||
but not necessariily a source who knows what they are talking about.
|3 days 5 hours ago||That is verbatim||
what he posted in a RUMOR BOARD on GBW. He created that board when the rumors floating around were contradictory and he wanted to control content because he didn't want stuff that was unsubstantiated on the other board. He wanted to make sure sources were legit before posting...so there was a huge uproar from people who thought he was sensoring other GBW contributors. The result was the Coaching Search Rumor Board--with disclaimers that their were primarily rumors that are not to be posted elsewhere. If it is posted here, there are disclaimers that the information is RUMOR only--someone said something--validity is really not known. So, people read this stuff, hear this stuff, and it's like a bad game of "Telephone".
|3 days 6 hours ago||we are all here||
looking for morsels of anything because the fact is, thing that include actual information, or even well sourced information are pretty non-existant at this point.
This is just another thing--like throwing us a friggin bone--a rumor, from who knows who. I don't know if it was anywhere else, or only on the newly created "Rumor board" on GBW. Which is a board specifically for unsubstantiated rumors, to keep them separate from well vetted sources.
So, posting this is fine because we all want to read something--but I'm not sure it's legit, and people dismissing Sam are ill informed and probably only getting headlines or soundbites from someone else regarding what Sam is actually saying. Did Sam actually "say" this, or is it only posted on that rumor board? Honest question--because that's the only place I read it.
|5 days 51 min ago||"Us and Notre Dame"??||
I'm no English major..but aint that improper?
|5 days 2 hours ago||Or..||
if they don't know, they should stop pretending they do; but in that case they wouldn't have a job.
|6 days 1 hour ago||I think he has||
standard answers, or talking points sort of. and that is one of them. I would think he knew/now knows the questions are coming and needs to know what he's going to say. so they are planned out. If it were me I would have my bullet points crystal clear in my head. They would be sincere, and I'd be able to fit them in in any circumstance.
|6 days 19 hours ago||It is a loss, for sure.||
But, nothing to slit our wrists over. We have bigger fish to fry--and we actually have some hope at the position, at least some hope, plus some actual college experience. If it were Malzone, then, well.. that would be higher on the freak out zone.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Lululemon pants||
and garlic plants for my new house. We moved this year and I had to kill a rattlesnake that was too close to the house. I've heard that snakes don't like garlic, so I am getting (I hope!) some to put in near the house. My M gear is out of control, so I don't have any on my list.
|1 week 1 day ago||#1||
smh... that should not have happened.
Good luck Devin.
|1 week 1 day ago||I kinda get both points||
because Tom's posts were awesome, because I wanted to believe them. However, if someone's livelihood is dependent on their reputation, Sam's position is completely understandable, no matter if it isn't popular. It's getting to be like he's refereeing a physical soccer game--when things get too physical, everything gets called, to keep things under control. I think he's just trying to protect his reputation and do damage control as well. And the pissed off people just aren't letting it go.
|1 week 1 day ago||THIS is the best||
post on this topic yet. +100
So funny. I didn't know that background, but my take is the same as far as it being Sam's reputation that is of concern, and it should be. People are complaining because they want the information--regardless of the validity--it because it's entertaining. I enjoyed it too, because it was mostly positive for JH, and I want to believe positive JH news. But I get that Sam needed to dial it down.
Clearly, I did not cancel my subscription. I enjoy the credibility that Sam has, and the others, so if all that stuff was only BS, I would definitely change my opinion of that site and those contributors.
|1 week 1 day ago||you're posting it here||
because there are 5,000 threads over there on this very topic, and nothing else to talk about.
Ask yourself...how many discussions regarding this do you really need to have?
Apparently, one more. Hey, freedom of speech and internet and all, but geez.
|1 week 2 days ago||HELLO??||
Angelos? I don't see it mentioned yet.
|1 week 2 days ago||I heard||
...tragically...that Afternoon Delight was closing soon. True? That would be really sad. It's a staple.
|1 week 2 days ago||I am||
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm a huge fan of Jim Mora.||
and would be thrilled if we got him (if JH doesn't happen). I just don't think he would come, and that isn't a knock on Michigan. I think all the noise is because his agent is floating him out there to get him a (well deserved) raise from UCLA. He had an opportunity for a higher profile job (Texas) and I believe Washington is his alma mater, and he turned that down too, just last year. So, with no connection to Michigan and considering all that, I just don't know why he would leave Westwood.
I hope I'm wrong. I think he's a very good coach, and that the fans would love him too.
|1 week 2 days ago||he's doing his part||
to end the niner's season to help us out.
|1 week 3 days ago||woah!||
that hasn't even happened yet.
|1 week 3 days ago||these headlines||
are just showing how "journalists" are whores for getting clicks.
He may not be interested in coming back, but I find it really tough to believe if that was an absolute truth, he would have made that clear to Michigan, and this would be widely known and accepted. If JH loves Michigan like it seems, why the hell would he drag this on at the detriment to the coaching search, and put the fans through this pins and needles stuff.
So, that some dude's sources say he's not interested becomes the headline, insinuating some announcement has been made, is bullshit. Jason La Confora would have totally lost any credibility with me..IF I actually knew who he was.
|1 week 4 days ago||la la la la||
i can't hear you
|1 week 4 days ago||ACE!||
Get better and know you have support from all of us!
|1 week 4 days ago||offer||
that only comes after multiple discussions. even if a phone call was made, there is no way it got to the point of an offer.