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|1 week 3 days ago||Chase athletes with athletes?||
So, this means a spy on JT Barrett by Peppers? Hmmm....?
|1 week 3 days ago||Reddit Account||
I am an old man without such an account. Can I just email it to them? Anyone here try that?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||other people support my view.||
Sorry you don't like that. I was just expressing my opinion. It is not important for us as fans to know injury status during prep week for a game, but it is apparently important to the team not to reveal it to the other side. No need to let the athletic department stifle spech, but you have to wonder why would you report it. Brian has a reason and it is his business. I just care about the team more than the performance of this blog right now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Why would you lose trust?||
There is no duty to disclose rumors even if Brian believes they are legit.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I guarantee you||
that Brian hides info. he hears about commits before us. He probably hears about in-flighting too. he might hear about academic issues with players... it's not a death knell.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How is this different?||
It isn't really different. Let's say Harbaugh planned to move Peppers to full-tme wildcat against OSU. Or Harbaugh decided to use OKorn as a running QB even if Speight was cleared to play.
Reporting insider information about who will play where and what plays Michigan will run includes both trick plays from practice, injury news, etc.
Just because it relates to sitting someone because of injury as opoosed to choice doesn't matter.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Um....||
We are talking about the depth chart here. Nothing more. Not errant leadership. Not important issues.
SInce it isn't important, then, yes, Brian should consider how it affects Michigan football. He is not protecting any rights, public or private, in addressing depth chart issues.
You said "The minute that he decides to run his content through the prism of what might be best for the coaching staff, Brian might as well hand his blog over to the athletic department and have them produce the content themselves." That is so over-eimplistic and "black and white" that it is meaningless. Life isn't like that.
Fans have no "right to know" about injuries any more than we have a right to know about which broadway actors are sick on a given day or which starlet is dating which pro athlete. (The only ones who really need to know are bookies....but are we concerned about their rights?)
Be a fan, not a chamption of applying important concepts about rights to entertainment gossip.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||???||
No one is saying Brian broke the law. I think you need to re-read all these comments and focus in on the discussion.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Confusing...||
You are confusing "journalism" with entertainment. All of what you said would matter if this was news about human rights, legal developments, politics, etc. Those things require a free and critical press. It is important to our society.
Covering entertainment and depth charts do not.
Plain and simple.
P.S. - If you want an analogy, try this one: The law gives you a fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. It is an important right. However, that does not mean that your wife has to accept that when you refuse to answer questions. Important rights and duties do not translate to unimportant contexts.
And, my handle is Peter, not Petr. I am not a hockey player. It's a story I have explained before...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Woops...||
You're right. Thanks.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Your two paragraphs||
As to your first paragraph, The readers of his blog are his consumers. But, they care more about Michigan football's performance than this blog. Brian should too. It is the backbone of this whole thing.
It is not to be reverred to the point that it harms any individual, but we are talking about depth chart games here. Nothing more.
As to your second paragraph, obviously Harbaugh and co. think it is important from a game planning standpoint. You can assume whatever you want about what will help the opposition. I will stick with the coaching staff's position on the same and they think providing depth chart information causes more problems than it solves. I agree with them, not you.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How can you not....||
How can you not see the difference between reporting important things about academics, assault, etc. versus tactical information about the depth chart.
Brian should vigilently report news important to people's rights. Depth chart info is an entirely different ball of wax.
MGoBlog can and does excersize its own discretion. I care about this blog. I just care about the football team more. Just me, I guess.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You are right... and wrong.||
Brian was the one who "broke" the story. His scoop.
You are right that scoops are good for business and that this is a business.
The question is whether it benefits his business to give out tactical information that could hurt the very thing that his readers care about.
How would the dynamic change if he was reporting trick plays he saw in practice? What about sections of the playbook? Maybe secret strategies for dealing with certain opposing players?
The line needs to be drawn somewhere and I just don't think breaking a story about Speight is as important as whatever Harbaugh is tying to acheive.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Speight Report||
I wonder what the wisdom is behind reporting a Speight injury when the coaching staff clearly doesn't want it known for their own reasons.
What is the upside? The only upside I can think of is being able to brag that this Blog broke the story. That is purely for the benefit to this blog and no one else. This is not a website about "importnat issues." This is about sports and entertainment. There is no journalistic duty to keep the public informed about injuries. There are no public rights involved here.
So, what is the downside? I imagine the coaching staff sees a downside or they would openly discuss these things. They are attempting to gain an advantage for the Michigan football team.
I love this blog, but where reporting information only benefits this blog to the detriment of Jm Harbaugh and company, I have to side with this coaching staff. Especially, since this all just seems tactical for helping the chances of winning games at no detriment to anyone. I'll take a slightly better chance to beat OSU over knowledge about Speight's injury (about which I can do nothing).
Brian's may vet sources and report news. But, should he ask himself why he is reporting it and whether it helps the team we all come here to be entertained by?
I think Brian fumbled the ball here. But, he has done more harm than good over the history of this storied blog.
P.S. - I assume that such decision-making was undertaken before reporting the crass nature of Dave Brandon, but that was done for the BETTERMENT of the Michigan football program.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks.||
That is indeed a silver lining....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
What would have happened in a 3 way tie (without the loss to Iowa)?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Hey Brian||
I don't know how to email.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Does anyone know what this means?||
The thread refers to a drop in cable subscribers, to which I say, what does that matter. I dropped cable this year BUT ONLY because I knew I could get ESPN as part of SlingTV. They are still bundled with a bunch of other channels, but now I pay only 20 bucks a month for 20 channels... instead of 100 bucks for 700 channels. it seems like this shouldn't hurt ESPN too much... nor the B1G network. There is too much money and control to allow a complete ala cart model.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||So, Dantonio is 14-7 since||
So, Dantonio is 14-7 since Harbaugh became coach here and Harbaugh is 18-3. Wow.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||WOW!!||
This article made me look a little more into Brown's past. I don't remember how much detail this site got into when he was hired (aside from BC is #1 in defense!!), but a couple other things caught my eye:
1. While Defensive Coordinator at Yale, he was also interm head baseball coach. He led the lead to a rare NCAA tournament appearance and their ONLY NCAA tourny win since he was there.
This reminds me of something a former college player told me was a sign of the greatness of Lombardi. Lombardi taught himself basketball and then lead a HS team to its only state championship. Some people are just great coaches, regardless of sport. The teach motiveate and pay attention to details all with the purpose of simply winning.
2. He did GREAT at UMass as a Head Coach. I wondered why a guy his age had not landed a good head coach gig, but apprently he had a good (enough) one, but was hired away for more money to be at Maryland as DC. I wonder why didn't get the Maryland job? I hope he harbors some ill will towardsthem for that. :)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Sucks for the kid. On the||
Sucks for the kid. On the football side, he is very young and raw. Without practicing and the lack of bowl practices, he won't be able to grow. Throw in an early (first?) road game next year in very early October, and he still should be plenty raw when we see him next.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||According to||
Based on recruit rankings, this team has more talent and upper class talent then previous teams.
Personally, I think they miss their former top recruiter and emotional leader... Narduzzi. His players kept his teachings alive for a bit, but those guys who he influenced are leaving
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe||
Maybe. Maybe not. Their team has said repeatedly that their team identity is beating Michigan. They build confidence from it. What happens if they play their hearts out a couple years in a row and realize their best isn't good enough. Will they have confidence to win other games?
Also, if you think Narduzzi left and his influence instantly left his upperclassmen leaders, then you are crazy. Narduzzi was the fire while Dantonio is the head of state.
I guess we'll see.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||you guys made a difference||
I could tell they lacked a home field advantage today. nice work all!!!!!!!!
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||session ales||
I think those are made for drinking all day long. Enjoy!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Mobile up vote||
Mobile up vote
|5 weeks 1 day ago||exactly this||
I stopped reading there. Malpractice by Brian.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Great||
You're helping (in a small way) to yake away the one thing MSU has going for it in this game.... home field advantage. Every seat counts!!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Good question.||
I am wondering too. What I can tell:
1. Michigan ususally shows well in EL. Just look at pics of the crowd even during Hoke/RR years.
2. Someone here said it is typically 10K Michigan fans.
3. Lots of anecdotes that MSU fans selling tickets. Lots of anecdotes.
4. According to someone on the internet, apparetly a Lansing sports radio guy (Staudt) said that at least 40 members of the MSU football booster club have sold tickets on the secondary market.
5. Weather looks good enough.
So, I would expect that maybe it s about 15K to 20K UM fans. Pure guess. But, that would be nearly a quarter of the Stadium, if it happens.