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|22 weeks 6 days ago||"Billions and Billions..."||
"Billions and Billions..." ... of points.
|24 weeks 4 hours ago||Brian touched on it earlier||
Brian touched on it earlier in UV, but basically: MAC::B1G as B1G::SEC
|24 weeks 2 days 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.
|25 weeks 2 days 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.
|26 weeks 9 hours 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.
|26 weeks 9 hours 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."
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I am suspicious of my own||
I am suspicious of my own Brian.
|1 year 11 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?
|1 year 17 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.
|1 year 17 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.
|1 year 22 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.
|1 year 23 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?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||nice pic||
Lloyd was all over the broadcast today.
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 30 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...
|2 years 18 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.
|2 years 18 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.
|2 years 25 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.
|2 years 26 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.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I don't think anybody's||
... no one except everyone in the MSM.
|2 years 26 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.
|2 years 26 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.
|2 years 26 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.
|2 years 26 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.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||the future, Conan?||
Within the next five years, writers like Sharp will be moved to the blogosphere where their worth will be measured democratically instead of through tenured entitlement. Without any credibility, their audience will fade away... and so will they.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||love women's college soccer...||
...for their athleticism, of course.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||you're right||
Brandon shouldn't care. But constant negativity from the MSM will affect recruiting, which in turn, will affect wins and losses. I'm simply saying we're at the point where even wins are covered negatively. So where does it end for the MSM? 8-4 record? 9-3? Big Ten championship? National Title?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||my bad||
I guess I never heard him say that, but I believe it.
In the meantime, that sounds like a perfectly reasonable thought from East Lansing's equivalent of Jesus.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||no kidding||
What continues to make me worry isn't how this team is doing but how the MSM reacts to everything. Between DetNews and MLive, I counted 4 stories about the Michigan win against Purdue and all four of them were negative. There wasn't this much garbage in the local press after the App State game and that was the most embarrassing loss in college football history; and Rodriguez continues to have a target on him because the team failed to cover the spready by 1 point in lousy weather!
And the chasm between what I see with my own eyes and what I read in the local MSM continues to widen...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||"it's third and seven, we||
I believe I said something like this out loud during the game.