that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|4 days 3 hours ago||Totally fair||
But the general response to people who complain about dumb topics being started on MGoBoard is, "YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO CLICK ON IT." Which I agree with.
It follows, though, that titling a super dumb topic with a misleading/semi-interesting subject is indisputably annoying (again, mildly so. This is the MGoBoard, not a United Nations Security Council vote).
|4 days 3 hours ago||Bluecrush||
1.) Typically, a player being called the "quarterback of the defense" wouldn't be threadworthy. But if you want to start a thread about it, fine. If I don't want to read it, I won't click (as many point out). You, however,
2.) Title it "QB Peppers" obviously implying Peppers might take a few snaps at QB (my thought was, "huh, is he running a scout team practicing the spread? Wildcat?")... you know you created this implication because your first word after that was, "NO"
It's this sort of shit that, in my opinion, clutters the board with nonsense. Not a big deal, but mild annoyance. Hence, the downvotes.
|4 days 3 hours ago||You know how people respond to angry replies by saying,||
"Yeah, well you didn't need to click on the thread when the topic obviously didn't interest you."
Wordplay and misdirection in a subject is always downvote worthy, particularly when the topic turns on a banality.
|1 week 4 days ago||Odd to see how many people think it's Brown and "not even close"||
I'd always take the guy who has done it at a top level (enough to be widely considered a fringe lottery pick until his injury)... not to mention he's been in Beilein's system for years (ask Kam Chatman how that matters).
I'd consider Brown because, frankly, it'd be nice if Beilein could grab a top 5 kid as it might continue some recruiting momentum (we all know top kids look to see where other top kids go)... but Levert seems to be more of a known quantity and won't have to adjust to the college game or a new system. I'd take Levert.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That last email was totally unrealistic and ridiculous.||
Except the part of Izzo injurying his team with cricket bats if he goes down big to UM. 100% buy that.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||"Unofficial" 40s for Taylor/Hollowell are||
Under 4.40... That sounds pretty unofficial, but who knows.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Blue Leprechaun makes me feel really old||
It wasn't around when I was in undergrad or Law School (99-06), and will forever be "Touchdowns" to me. (It is in the space of the old Touchdowns, right?)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||My takeaway from the story?||
That Millen called the GM of the team with the pick ahead of him to tell him who he was going to take.
Classic fucking Millen.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||All your Detroit-area Catholic League QBs belong to us.||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Gerhart how?||
Get a little "Heisman finalist" out of him or a little "white RB" out of him? The latter is probably more likely ;)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||First of all||
It's not being homery to be a little skeptical re: Michigan's "lie..." UM offered 3-4 RBs the weeks leading up to NLOI day, all while recruiting Weber. Higdon visited the same weekend Weber apparently did. And as the OP points out, Michigan accepted Higdon's LOI first thing in the morning, hours before Weber's decision. Hardly seems like a program trying to swindle a kid.
But -- even if you accept it was a lie... and man, as I said, that's the worst executed lie ever ("you'll be our only RB" "what about the RB who just committed, Higdon?" "NEVER HEARD OF HIM NOW TURN OFF YOUR INTERNET"), talk about false equivalency.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly, I think people are too sensitive to rival fan trolls||
I don't know a single Michigan fan that doesn't think this was a really solid effort. Frankly, the MSU and few OSU fans I know think so, too.
I've seen many MSU/OSU trolls on the internet saying otherwise, but man, that's just the internet.
Harbaugh had 3 weeks, flipped kids from Iowa, Texas, UConn, Nebraska, and Northwestern, and beat FSU head-to-head for a Florida kid. He got last-second visits from a host of big time kids (Marshall, Smith) or kids already committed to other programs (Lockett, etc.), and tried to microwave 2 years of relationship-building in 3 weeks.
Honestly? We're lucky this was a small class and I can't wait to see how next year goes: on the field and in recruiting.
|14 weeks 1 hour ago||Y'all are reaching here.||
There are 1000 more pathetic ways to get attention than this; and Dave Brandon tried them all.
Honestly, who cares if MSU takes an ad out purportedly to thank their bowl game city hosts? Yeah, their real motivation is to advertise the program and steal a tiny bit of attention... but... this is a pretty smart way to do it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||BRIAN: Good mailbag, but re: attrition/transition||
I think the emailer meant the transition from Carr-to-RichRod. Would make more sense given that he previously referenced moving from Hoke to a spread guy... and also because the Carr-RR transition saw heavier attrition (Mallett/Boren and a raft of other "non family values"/early entry guys).
|21 weeks 6 hours ago||You say John, I say Lombardi||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Ravens DL coach in two years.||
Just a guess.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||The only case you can make||
is based on "making decisions is hard, firing a coach and hiring a new coach involves a lot of decisions, therefore, let's retain him."
That's pretty much it. Every time I hear a rumor that UM would like to keep Hoke on, all I hear is, "MAN, firing/hiring a coach seems like a lot of work!"
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Great job, Brian.||
Brian, per usual, knocked this out of the park.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I WANT TO HUG ALL OF YOU!||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Got all the way through. Where do I go to pick up my||
Fandom Endurance merit badge?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I first read this as "Dantonio AD?" as in "Dantonio for AD."||
And I just shrugged. Could be worse. Is worse.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||This is bummer news||
But I think y'all are overstating its likely meaning. A med hardship would typically be for a 4th yr Jr., not a young player who has plenty of time to try to rehab something. It'd have to be a pretty bad injury to a young player to get a hardship (or you'd have to be a low performing Frosh/soph at Bama... zing).
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Explosion||
To each their own, man. Winning certainly has a way of brushing systemic problems under the rug. Not sure I think that's a good thing, or suggests more rational thinking about the underlying problems, but so be it.
For what it's worth: I gave up 14 years straight of season tickets before this year's shit-show, despite there being quite a bit of optimism about a 5th-year Devin, Nuss, etc. My issues were/are with the department, not (at least not just) the Ws Ls.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I get the back and forth on this.||
Those that think this is totally positive -- you're right. This is great. I hope the FB team got a boost from the energy it provided them. Lord knows they could use it.
Those that are complaining about it -- or like me, not necessarily intending to complain about it but identifying what rubs them the wrong way -- I don't think are saying it's a "bad" thing. It's just that it further cements what I guess has already become obvious: Dave Brandon views his job solely as supporting the student-athletes (good), a few big-time donors (Ok, fine), and no one else (students, alum, regular season-ticket holders) (Bummer). A further bummer when you see student-athletes sounding off with the same "us against them" mentality; as if criticism of Brandon is criticism of them.
That this thread seems to have elicited those criticisms is only because it'll be hard to comment on anything Dave Brandon-related for the next few weeks without seeing those fault lines.
But yeah; the send off was great. I'll bet you $1 if Brandon showed a touch of empathy to regular season ticketholders (rather than dismissive, "find another team to root for" attitude -- and yes, I've seen these emails elsewhere, dating back to 2010), he could fill Michigan Stadium with a send-off for the squad.
Oh well. Go Blue.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Freddie - that's exactly my issue with this, too||
Brandon's lack of empathy for the alum/fans/seasonticketholders/students is a straight bummer. By pushing this false internal narrative that the former are all out to get the student-athletes and he's protecting them? Ugh.
I fucking love Michigan athletics. I watch all UM-related things on BTN, and even pop in for non-revenue games when I'm in town. What I don't do? Enjoy Brandon crapping all over me and telling me it's just chocolate rain.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I think this is awesome. BUT||
Creating this dynamic that insulates student-athletes from the effect Brandon's decisions have on the rest of the Michigan community is potentially destructive.
This false "SUPPORT THE KIDS" backlash is troubling.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||3-3 at Halftime||
31-10 Rutgers at the final bell.
I'm tired of watching our D carry all of the load before getting their backs broken late (with the aid, likely, of a Rutgers defensive TD). But oh well. My opinion doesn't matter anyway.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I like this||
Lower Manhattan has a plurality of UM fans.
My last zip code in Chicago (60657) has UM leading... my new zip code is tied with Illinois and ND. No wonder I like it around here.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Never mind.||
Why bother. The man is tonedeaf.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||At least he's pledging more transparency...||
By conditioning his interview with Channel 7 that they don't promote it...
At least it's not rolling at 1:30 am? Progress....