this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|8 weeks 1 day ago||How about Wagner!||
How about Wagner!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I didn't see a Go Blue from that guy. Go Blue.||
I didn't see a Go Blue from that guy. Go Blue.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Good start for Betsa. Go Blue.||
Good start for Betsa. Go Blue.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||If "Don't Stop Believing" starts playing, I'm turning it off.||
If "Don't Stop Believing" starts playing, I'm turning it off.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Guy on the sideline yelling at the ref. Love the competition.||
Guy on the sideline yelling at the ref. Love the competition.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I don't need an additional||
I don't need an additional reason to hope State loses, but not hearing these announcers giddily babble Tum Tum again would suffice.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||With grits or without?||
With grits or without?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||That's what I love about||
That's what I love about print media: no Delete Key.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I think that I shall never||
I think that I shall never see
Dave Brandon again,
So PosBang me.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||This. There is not going to||
This. There is not going to be a public decision until a new AD is in place.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Buy now, there is nothing but||
Buy now, there is nothing but upside. When we hire a new AD who no one likes who then hires a coach no one likes, AATP is going through the roof.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Was Dantonio saying he was||
Was Dantonio saying he was sick of it before or after he alluded to shoving a stake up someone's ass?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Sacrifice virgins and keep||
Sacrifice virgins and keep your fingers crossed.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I suspect the players want to||
I suspect the players want to win this game for themselves, their teammates, U of M, the fans and because it is a rivalry. I doubt they are winning one for Hoke. Hoke is not the Gipper.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||It does not reflect on||
It does not reflect on Olbermann because he stated that MgoBlog "reported that..." That was slightly inacurrate, but likely due to sloppiness by some staff member. I don't think viewers care about the difference between reported and a forum post, but I can understand why this blog does. I suspect that, at this point, we are the only ones who care about the issue. Thanks Brian for fleshing this out.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||It's the end of the work||
It's the end of the work week, we have a big game tomorrow and there are pictures of a porn star on MgoBlog. Does it get any better than this?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I do not see how this||
I do not see how this tarnishes ND or makes it seem hypocritical. What is the alternative? Do they hire an assistant coach with the sole responsability of screening players' sex partners for age, morals and existence?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I will take Brian over the||
I will take Brian over the Call Sam guy.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||21-14 Michigan||
|45 weeks 5 hours ago||Was the woman photographed||
Was the woman photographed wearing the Peterson jersey and proudly holding a tree branch one of those decent people of the gopher state?
|45 weeks 6 hours ago||Congratulations||
A diagnosis and prognosis from one news article.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Well worth waiting for; the||
Well worth waiting for; the post and the baby.
|1 year 1 day ago||Never underestimate the power||
Never underestimate the power of good barbecue.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Announcer says he had been||
Announcer says he had been nicknamed "The Cannibal". Good grief.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||One week closer to August 30.||
One week closer to August 30. WooHoo!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||My dream||
I awake and it is August 30, sunny and uncharacteristically cool at 70 degress. The Goodyear Blimp glides over my house flashing the message "The long wait is over".
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Too many moving parts||
Bacon's article moves quickly from the subject of low student attendance to (paraphrasing) 'everything I don't like about Brandon and UM football but 'it's not because I lost my press credentials". Since Bacon's article is all over the place, so are the comments. Some complain justifiably about the prices for everything, some cannot reconcile the current experience with their traditional view of a MIchigan football experience (Beyonce, etc.). Some point to the shitty home schedule and the recent records. Tossed aside by Bacon is the availablability of HD television. There are many moving parts in this problem, whether you define it as student attendance or attendance. The change away from the seniority student model didn't just come out of Brandon's ass, it was an attempt to address the problem of students showing up late, which many here bitched about. It, obvioiusly, spectacularly failed (like the sky writing over Lansing). I don't even know what goals Brandon is trying to meet or who set them. From far outside, it looks like maximizing short term revenue it the primary goal. I guess the idea is that we want to win, so we need a lot of money to attract coaches, athletes, etc. That is not the same as a goal of meeting the wants and needs of students, or alumni or television networks or televison viewers. I don't know who makes the decisions about what Brandon is ultimately supposed to be accomplishing, but it appears to be short term revenue maximization. He is satisfying that goal. I think it is the wrong goal and long-term loyalty is far more important. The students rated seating as their most important issue. That is the place to start, but it is only a small part of the problem. As others noted, many good programs (not to mention the NFL) are experiencing declining attendance. I agree that the outside-in approach is best (I forget what they called it when I took marketing classes in 1974, but it certainly existed and was promoted by professors). It might be easier to focus on these problems with a few less variables (after the sucky schedule and sucky recent record). Ultimately, however, I don't know what Brandon's goal is, satisfying students or alumni or TV audiances or just throwing anything against the wall and hoping it makes everybody happy or pisses everybody off, but gains revenue.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Is it true that poop on the||
Is it true that poop on the Great Wall can be seen from outer space?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Read the complaint||
If you know the details of this case then I am surprised you are so unfamiliar with the claims the plaintiff actually made. This is not about a war on men or the Obama administration. I have read the complaint and the gist of it is that UM failed to follow its own rules, namely it gave the plaintiff no notice of the alleged violation, considered no evidence (merely summaries of allegedly coercive interviews by the investigator/prosecutor/victim counselor), refused to consider affidavits and information provided by the plaintiff, refused to identify witnesses and offered no meaningful right to a hearing or appeal (among other things). There is a place for a university-based discipline process that addresses sexual misconduct issues. There must, however, be fair rules that afford the accused due process while treating accusers with respect and fairness, and without the conflicts of interest that appear glaring in this case. At the very least, universities need to follow their own rules. Finally, as a white male, the assertion that we are being victimized by a war on men (on campus or otherwise) is as irrational and immature as the ubuquitous whining about political correctness.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The article was based upon||
The article was based upon the complaint filed in court and an interview with the plaintiff's attorney. UM refused to comment in any meaningful way. The author has no obligation to make up a defense for UM.