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|13 hours 28 min ago||What if it's framed as one of||
What if it's framed as one of player safety, and integrity?
|13 hours 31 min ago||Sociopaths get far in life.||
Sociopaths get far in life.
|13 hours 58 min ago||What I still do not||
What I still do not understand is this: if there was a push and pull between the medical staff ("concussion") and the AD ("probable") starting presumably on Sunday, and Brandon's investigation was well underway, why did Hoke categorically deny the concussion in his press conference? This is from the presser:
Brady, going back to Shane: how do you rule out that there is a head issue, a concussion possibly? Did he go through the protocol on the sidelines?
“Like I said, you’ll have a statement from our medical department.”
And then when he does come out of the game why is he still allowed to even have his helmet at that point? Why is he-
“He hasn’t been diagnosed- again, you’ll get it. Sometime you’ll get it.”
Brady, I was going to follow up: he has not been diagnosed with a concussion? Can you say that?
“Everything that I know of, no.”
Hoke contemplated there being a statement--and was confident the diagnosis would be negative. Had Brandon told him that getting medical sign off on a no concussion diagnosis was a fait accompli? And if he did, was it because Brandon was sure he'd provide the doctors the 'proper perspective,' or was Brandon simply misleading Hoke? I suppose it's possible the diagnosis was evolving, but not if Brian knew the facts this morning.
|15 hours 11 min ago||Rallying on the Diag tomorrow||
Rallying on the Diag tomorrow at 6 PM. You should go if you are in Ann Arbor.
|15 hours 12 min ago||Done. Alumni can get IDs||
Done. Alumni can get IDs assigned by filling out link.
|15 hours 16 min ago||Finally!!!! Ranting on the||
Finally!!!! Ranting on the Internet, and signing petitions is one thing. But THIS is what will move the needle.
|15 hours 26 min ago||Belated, and released at a||
Belated, and released at a curious time, but this message does three important things: (1) accepts responsibility for what happened, (2) provides details regarding why Morris was unexplicably allowed to take the field, and (3) presents a basis to believe that it will not happen again.
I suppose it is possible that something like that may happen in the 'fog of war' by mistake and not intentional. This is still absolutely negligent, in my view, and unacceptable.
Brandon did Hoke no favors by not informing him he was conducting an investigation into the matter (or Hoke shot himself in the foot by speaking out of school).
Our, the AD tried to bury this, but realized that due to the flurry of media attention they had to act, and so belatedly launched this investigation.
|21 hours 14 min ago||If Bacon's source is from||
If Bacon's source is from within the AD, I am not too concerned. Unlikely that anyone in the AD would be consulted about informal inquiries. It is a bit concerning that this has hit the airwaves, however, as it will be more difficult for the Regents (or someone working with them) to operate.
|21 hours 48 min ago||Some hot chick wearing a||
Some hot chick wearing a kinky finger wrist cuff?
|21 hours 51 min ago||But aren't you old enough to||
But aren't you old enough to remember them during the 1990s? Always complaining about Coop, the officiating during the game, tearing apart their guys? Insanely defensive, paranoid, and spiteful as all Hell?
|22 hours 3 min ago||No, this is a crisis. And||
No, this is a crisis. And people on this board are not the only ones who perceive this to be the case.
|22 hours 11 min ago||Those clips are great! I was||
Those clips are great! I was walking down the sidewalk in my neighborhood yesterday (I live in SF), brooding a bit, and came accross some kids' chalking. There was hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and at the end, in bold pink and purple chalk: M GO BLUE. There is so much that is special about Michigan that has nothing to do with football.
|23 hours 12 min ago||It's Trent Balke and other||
It's Trent Balke and other Niner suits cloaking themselves in 'the players' concerns.' I think Dave Brandon would fit Niners corporate culture pretty well, actually.
|23 hours 17 min ago||Interesting, but isn't the||
Interesting, but isn't the real problem with Gundy is that he is, in fact, Slim Pickens?
|23 hours 33 min ago||Please be real||
Please be real
|1 day 26 min ago||Yes, leadership is about||
Yes, leadership is about taking responsibility (even when it may not be your fault, or yours alone), and moving on.
|1 day 45 min ago||I think you could truly love||
I think you could truly love Michigan and come out either way on the boycott question. But I agree with you: support the team in the way you think is most appropriate.
|1 day 49 min ago||I have to disagree. Fire all||
I have to disagree. Fire all responsible parties in the aftermath of the season, but until then I will support the recruits who could have gone to other schools, who practice dozens of hours a week on top of school obligations, and who love our university; the tens of thousands of other alumni and fans who will be making the trip to Ann Arbor from far and near; the marching band; the students, who have been gouged at a historic rate, and do not even have the memories that I have to fall back on; and the hundreds of others in Ann Arbor whose livelihoods depend on the game day experience.
All of the foregoing means more to me than spiting Dave Brandon and/or Brady Hoke. There is still a lot to play for, to root for, and to be proud of.
|1 day 1 hour ago||This would be so much better||
This would be so much better if Hoke would just say hey, I wish we would have caught what the cameras had caught, and taken him out of the game for evaluation.
|1 day 16 hours ago||If Gardner reverts to the||
If Gardner reverts to the mean Michigan wins. At some point this has to happen.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Yeah that is the type of shit||
Yeah that is the type of shit that got Kiffin fired and kicked off the team bus. Hoke has nowhere near that track record.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Gutsy win. Give some credit||
Gutsy win. Give some credit to Ausmus as there were several points over the last six weeks where it looked to be slipping away from them.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Staying sober during the||
Staying sober during the games and watching with the sound off. Yoga. And as for last night, two liters of German beer.
|1 day 16 hours ago||When you consider all the||
When you consider all the Niners have lost on defense, that was a remarkable win.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Yes! Each game is a piece of||
Yes! Each game is a piece of history, and has independent significance. Hoke will be fired, most likely, whether the team wins 7 games, or loses out. But those are too radically different outcomes with implications beyond the Hoke hot seat.
|1 day 17 hours ago||May not need criminal charges||
May not need criminal charges to implicate those types of clauses. Was the Texas Tech coach ever criminally charged?
|1 day 17 hours ago||High Times Harvest Ale,||
High Times Harvest Ale, mosaic hops. To me naming beers by the hops is too fussy. But this is mighty fine, and maybe the best Magnolia beer I've had.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Well this is a refreshing||
Well this is a refreshing break from the steady drumming of yearning for Harbaugh. But a major programming mining (no pun intended) from a D-II program for an HC is unprecedented, and Michigan's new AD is going to feel pressure to ink a known name.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Agree. Snooty||
Agree. Snooty self-indulgence beats "tragic, and/or criminal" self-indulgence any day.
|3 days 22 hours ago||At first blush, it appears||
At first blush, it appears accurate, and insofar as it describes the occurrence of events that nobody can debate transpired. But it's shaded.
It implies Michigan fired Rodriguez because he was a bad cultural fit, which may or may not be true, but omits mention of the NCAA sanctions (which were Mickey Mouse, but unprecedented), and the woeful defenses of 2009 and 2010.
It mocks Michigan in several underhanded ways: implies the Big Chill is a bad film; portrays Michigan fans as "snooty,"; and above-all-else it over-dramatizes our struggles which, while bad, are not anything that Oklahoma, Nebraska, Miami, USC, and Texas haven't experienced in the last 25 years.