March 28th, 2012 at 10:46 PM ^

I don't speak twitter but if you read in between the lines of Brandon's comment it reads like this. "I told that second rate bitch that he better not step out of line again. He will not and from now on he will sit whenever he pees." 


March 28th, 2012 at 10:49 PM ^

Naturally Hollis, being a Sparty, doesn't grasp the difference between "is" and "are." What a yokel. Probably drank too much shine tonight.

might and main

March 28th, 2012 at 11:11 PM ^

Maybe I misunderstood something, but I thought Hollis just encouraged Trey to follow his own heart. I thought it was a sign of respect from Hollis that he tweeted at all, especially given the #respect. But Brandon has to control the universe, so I'm sure the emperor feels better that he has announced to world that he is back in control again. I know I feel safer again.


March 28th, 2012 at 11:14 PM ^

What good could possibly come from allowing rival AD's to contact our athletes? Actually, Hollis committed an NCAA violation when he Tweeted Burke, nothing major, but it was against the rules.

Beyond the weirdness of it (can you imagine Brandon Tweeting Draymond Green?), Hollis should be the last person offering Burke advice, any advice.

might and main

March 28th, 2012 at 11:27 PM ^

I think there is room for that in the universe. But i agree it was wierd, probably shouldn't have happened, esp. if it violates the sacred NCAA edicts. So ultimately, I agree with you, it's just that i'm more irritated by the emperor's need to dominate every effing aspect of life. Did he really need to assure all the little people that it won't happen again? PHEW!! Thanks Dave, for responding so thoroughly to the bat-call!! Martial law by Brandon is like a warm blanket.


March 28th, 2012 at 11:34 PM ^

I'm thinking that was directed more at Hollis personally. Either way, Brandon is paid (in part) to play guardian to, what, 500+ athletes? I'd be overly defensive at something like this if I was in his shoes, as well. Given the disparity in status (student-athlete vs. high ranking university executive), Burke can't very well say anything, and it's Brandon's job to intervene.

I think Brandon did a great job handling this. There's nothing MSU can say publicly other than agree, and he's made it clear that he won't overlook behavior like this from his peers.


March 28th, 2012 at 11:40 PM ^

There is also the possibility that Brandon was receiving many (dozens?  hundreds?) of complaints from concerned UM students, alumni, fans, etc.  Maybe he felt the need to publicly respond given all the complaints he got?

But I guess you don't need to consider that possibility when it seems you have such direct & inside access to Dave Brandon's psyche, and therefore know all his motives.

Bando Calrissian

March 28th, 2012 at 11:17 PM ^

If you ever read Hollis' twitter eed, the guy is an absolute child with that thing.  It often veers way into mouthbreathing-fan territory when, realistically, this guy is the professional face of a major D-1 athletic department.  It's about time he acted like it.  You'd think he'd have figured out the gravity of his position, you know, the second he took the job.


March 29th, 2012 at 12:02 AM ^

Hollis has done a few things now that make me think he isn't up to the job of being AD for a major university. When you screw up bad enough that your colleagues from a rival institution call you on it, you know you screwed up.


March 29th, 2012 at 1:00 AM ^

I still can't for the life of me see how he thought this was a good idea.  He had to be drinking or something.  He is an AD at a somewhat major University :)  and you just can't make mistakes like this.  This makes him look really, really bad.  Dave Brandon on the other hand.....looks like the man.