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|3 years 21 weeks ago||Without the extreme||
Are you suggesting that attacking a defense's weaknesses isn't a good offensive strategy? Not trying to start an argument, I just don't understand what this specific statement means.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||What drives me insane are||
So you admit that you're insane.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||splitting hairs||
Point taken, but the lack of interest in attending a game, whenever and wherever the ticket was purchased, speaks directly to demand. His second statement implies that the consumer shouldn't negotiate the value of the ticket (i.e. selling tickets to mitigate cost), regardless of how the consumer feels about what he is purchasing. I say (and I think part of Brian's point is), even a hardcore fan needs to draw the line somewhere.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||The athletic department||
Re-read your two statements and do the math: by dumping tickets (or not buying tickets), people lower the demand for tickets. Hopefully, you can figure out the rest.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||it has become a useless forum||
it has become a useless forum to spread anger and hate and you are the leader. every week you write about and talk about (on wtka) how displeased you are with the michigan offense.
Yeah, Brian. Sure this is a sports blog focused on all things Michigan football, but why do you have to comment on this historically bad offense?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Lions run a passing spread,||
Lions run a passing spread, much like (but not as good as) New England's.
But from the paleolithic view of "pro style", it's too novel an idea to have an RB catch passes every now and then.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||"Billions and Billions..."||
"Billions and Billions..." ... of points.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Brian touched on it earlier||
Brian touched on it earlier in UV, but basically: MAC::B1G as B1G::SEC
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Just think, Al has a whole||
Just think, Al has a whole month to draw up one half's worth of a game plan.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Oregon doesn't often line up||
Oregon doesn't often line up in the I, but they can (and do) run power, so it is possible for an OL to do both. And it's especially effective when power is run out of the same formation as a zone play (like Oregon does). Maybe Michigan's OL wasn't physically capable of running power (can't coach size), but at least the Ducks' OL doesn't look confused when doing either power or zone. Have to put OL mental lapses on the coaches.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I agree on both counts: I am||
I agree on both counts: I am cynical and ESPN should not be left off the hook.
Keeping the argument within the realm of sports, news media orgs don't have to be "business partners" with a team or a league to leverage bias for ratings/readership (the freep "jihad", for example). It shouldn't surprise anyone that ESPN spends a disproportionate time "reporting" on NBA basketball because they have business relationship with them.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||duh||
"There's still an element of [any news media organization] that does journalism and there are some people there who are really good journalists. But above all it is a business."
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I am suspicious of my own||
I am suspicious of my own Brian.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Just as evident in this data||
Just as evident in this data is the differential in regular season ad revenue. Winner: Football.
Also, there is only so much ad space in a given season, so how many more basketball games are there than football? Using quantitative numbers instead of percentages is misleading.
C'mon, where are all the math majors at?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||You're making a false||
You're making a false assumption that when Brian says "spread guy" he means "Rich Rodriguez". Or else may I assume your "USC's pro-style working out pretty well" comment means you want Lane Kiffin at Michigan?
Brian has already gone on record he's "glad" RR is gone.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||I don't||
"I don't understand the love Rodriguez's offenses get either. It seemed to me that the better B1G defenses were all over it."
Did you watch any games this season? The better B1G defenses (and VT) were all over Borges's offense, too.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Brian was right when he said||
Brian was right when he said the NCAA is stuck in the 1950s. Nowadays, $2000 will get you only so many sports cars, tattoos, yacht rides and prostitutes.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Does anyone else find it||
Does anyone else find it ironic that a piece about the "death of the sports interview" is on ESPN.com?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||nice pic||
Lloyd was all over the broadcast today.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||the spot was BS||
If his knee was down before the ball crossed the plane, the ball certainly wasn't as far back as they eventually spotted it (looked like about 2 feet out). If they had spotted the ball honestly, the tip would've been touching the endzone before the snap.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||agreed||
But it's not that the MSM "forgets" the issue. They are complicit in protecting Dantonio's image (Dave Dye wrote a piece defending MSU just yesterday).
Unfortunately, no amount of thug behavior (on or off the field) will change the MSM tune until Dantonio starts losing. Winning is all that matters. So beat Sparty next year and the year after that, and so on and so on...
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Won't disagree with you that||
Won't disagree with you that people on repetitive threads are "dopes" (myself included), but even more dopey are those who take MSM opinion (or even reported facts) as canon.
But let's take "out of touch" out of it... What's a professional reporter's job? Is it not to be skeptical in their questioning? If the reporter is writing an editorial, are they not to at least acknowledge varied points of view? I've seen virtually no skepticism or varied points of view in the case of Hoke's hire.
Meanwhile, the blogs are non-professional journos who've provided skewed but fact-based and varied points of view while the MSM provided ONE (on this topic, anyway).
And the fact you're here proves even you believe that.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Hokemania is a good thing for Michigan, but...||
... it is concerning, not only as a Michigan fan but as a sports media consumer, that I've found zero articles in the MSM questioning Hoke as a hire. Meanwhile, the only vetting he's received is in the blogosphere. Further, most of what I've read about Hoke in sports blogs is critical of his record as HC.
To be fair, I haven't read every MSM article or every blog (nor do I think it's possible), but I'd break down the Hoke-related articles I've read as such:
MSM - 100% positive
Blogs - 85% skeptical
If there was ever a doubt the mainstream media was out of touch, this phenomenon should underline it.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||For all the "This is||
Besides the roster, I'd also point to recent history: most of the "UNACCEPTABLE" crowd are the "HIRE A MICHIGAN MAN" crowd... lest they forget The Horror under Carr's watch with a stacked, senior roster.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||call the kettle black||
And some people will never be satisfied with Rodriguez, regardless of how much the team improves from year to year.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||I don't think anybody's||
... no one except everyone in the MSM.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||2 out of 7||
I'm willing to bet at least two of those upsets come true. I'll put a ham sammich on the line.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||agreed||
Griese's team had more success, but Brady trancends football and sports in general. He's a pop culture embassador for Michigan Football.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||I have a 3rd year comparison for ya...||
... the saintly Dantonio went 6-7 in his third year including a loss to Central Michigan and the MSM still can't say enough good things about him.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||it's called "main stream" for a reason||
It's writing to the lowest common denominator. Casual Michigan fans aren't hitting MGoBlog every day for their news. They're just relying on the local paper to filter important information for them.
However, with the blogosphere calling bullshit more and more on the MSM, I see these opinion pieces eventually fading away. I posted this prediction in the Sharp thread, but in case it gets deleted, I'll write it again:
Writers like Sharp will soon be relegated to the blogosphere where their merit is measured democratically and not through tenured entitlement. He'll have no editor to prop up his credibility and he'll make an effort to become more informed or his shrill screams will fade away, no one caring for the loss. You can throw Rosenberg, Henning, etc. in that group, too.