An apology to the board

Submitted by RollDamnTide on March 29th, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I would like to make a sincere apology to the MGoBlog community. When I started my "A Few Interesting Recruiting Notes", my aim was just to update you guys on the comings and goings of recruits around the country. I'd also post what my friends were hearing about the Michigan recruits, because I thought you'd like to hear it. I had no idea, however, that it would turn into something as far reraching as it has become. These threads are being referenced on 247/Scout/ and even on the Bama and SEC boards. While I stand by EVERYTHING I've written, I'm bound to be wrong about something, because my friends can be wrong. I'm not very thick skinned truth be told, and I really don't want the backlash that will result from it. 

I do this for fun, and I want it to continue being fun for me. With that being said, I'm no longer going to be doing these recruiting updates. I love this board, and I enjoy being a member of the community, so I will remain and be happy to share my thoughts on all things Alabama. 





March 29th, 2012 at 10:01 PM ^

I was flipping through the channels the other day and I stumbled upon a Sienfeld episode that I never saw before.  9 years as a series and a decade of syndication after that and I find an episode I never saw before.  It was like finding money in an old coat pocket.

I suspended all knowledge of future events and watched it like it was 1995 and brand new.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:10 AM ^

On the one hand I thought:  who cares what a bunch of nameless, faceless, internet goofs think?  If you have information, let 'er rip.  If you're wrong, well we all get stuff wrong sometimes.

Then on the other hand I thought:  You're right, this is a community.  If we all didn't give a crap   our community would turn into RCMB, or those godless heathens who spew propoganda for Ohio.  I respect your respect for our community.

ROLL TIDE.   Except on September 1, 2012.

An aside.. my brother-in-law's Dad played ball for 'Bama back in the day, so I adopted the Tide awhile ago.  Yeah, I know.... cool story brah.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:24 AM ^

Speaking of roll tide, I love that ESPN commercial where all those people say "Roll Tide" in various situations. I started using the phrase on spring break at every gas station/rest stop we stopped at as we drove through Alabama. Most of the time I got a return "Roll Tide." Not sure why I enjoyed it so much, but it just seemed to be the thing to do. I'm sure half the people figured I was making fun of them.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:10 AM ^

People on the Internet can wildly overreact at times.  Here it's no different.  I (and I imagine others) understand your reticence.  But your updates were valuable and appreciated.  In any event, don't worry about the nasty people, and be sure to stick around and contribute to the dialogue.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:11 AM ^

I have seen his recruiting updates referenced on other sites, and they seem to have gone a long way in convincing more than a few people that Ty Isaac is in the bag for the Blue.

While I don't think it warrants shutting down the updates, I can understand why RDT is afraid of the possible backlash.  Ty Isaac still seems a good deal away from a Michigan commitment, if it ever comes.  And if it doesn't come, he would be breaking some hearts.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:14 AM ^

Ahh fuck 'em. That's what I say. It hasn't worked very well for me in the past, but hey, it might work for you since you actually contribute to the board and are well liked by the mgoblog community.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:18 AM ^

I enjoy your updates moreso for the SEC point of view, than the nuts and bolts of the information. I do not post very often but I have been coming to the site long enough to know a good poster when I see one. Its not like you are pulling your info from thin air, your updates appear to be thought out and have the requisite caveats to help you avoid any persecution. I for one hope you keep us in the Southern loop. Anyone who complains later can go [email protected]#k a goat.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:21 AM ^

These things happen.  I totally understand your motivation and hope you still contribute.  Thanks for the work you put in, it was much appreciated.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:25 AM ^

I don't know that what I'm about to say is much different than what many have already said but seriously, I always enjoyed your posts.  There's a lot of pissing and moaning from time to time, but you're one of the few posters from an enemy camp that was always respectful and seemed to truly have his ear to the ground.  I don't know where the backlash is coming from or to what level, but I hope you brush it aside and continue on.  If not, it's been a joy reading your material.

Brown Bear

March 29th, 2012 at 11:26 AM ^

My advice.

1. Its the internet, don't let e-backlash bother you.

2. Grow a pair.


Magnus gets hated on every time he posts about a recruit but we still love him and he keeps coming back(he might be a masochist but don't let that stop you).





March 29th, 2012 at 11:30 AM ^

While I support your decision... I mean, shit, there's no reason that your posting here should be a source of significant stress in your life, and if it is, the simple solution is to stop posting... but, I would also say that if others are citing your posts on this board and something turns out to be wrong, that's more on them than it's on you.  I mean, come on, they're referencing an anonymous post on an electronic bulletin board fergodsake's... how reliable can you expect that kind of information to be?

Then again, if the issue is that your posts are negatively affecting your relationships with your sources... then I can see where you're coming from, and by all means do what you have to do!


March 29th, 2012 at 11:29 AM ^

Who cares what a few people think RDT, no one is right all the time. If you ever get to the Party Room or BKFinest level then I'd be worried. You're still very much appreciated on this board by 90% of us. There's a lot of negative people on here who are quick to love you one day then slit your throat the next.

Laser Wolf

March 29th, 2012 at 11:34 AM ^

Thanks for the updates, RDT. As it is with most recruiting notes, I think if taken at face value, they're very interesting. However, some people will take whatever they read, extrapolate and start a whole shitshow out of an innocuous comment.

Thanks for coming by. Hope you stick around through the Jerrydome showdown and beyond.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

Thank you for your contributions regarding recruiting.

Look forward to seeing you around in other capacities. I will miss the recruiting tidbits though.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:38 AM ^

Screw those folks who gave you crap.  However, I enjoyed your updates and you need to do what's best for you and your well being.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:42 AM ^

You were doing something that you enjoyed, added value to the community, was well-written and well-received.  Now, because some "douche bags" aren't doing their homework but instead publishing opinion as fact, we all lose.  But mostly you, because it appeared to be a passion and a nice connection to this board and to a fanbase outside of Alabama.

This just pisses me off.  Sad for you, sad for us and pissed at the blow-hards who believe everything they read on the internet.  I'm glad you'll still be around but I'll miss your updates. Roll Damn Tide!


March 29th, 2012 at 11:45 AM ^

Just keep posting under an "War Eagle."   Then Auburn can be blamed for any info that doesn't pan out :)

Roll on RDT!


March 29th, 2012 at 11:49 AM ^

I have always enjoyed your updates. Certainly you are one of the most gracious and reliable opposing fans I have seen on this site. I can empathize with your feelings. I had a rock-solid "Brian Approved" source that I have known over 10 years lead me completely wrong 3 times. The fact is, some 18 yo kids will be more than haphazardly fickle and even their own parents and coaches can't predict what they will do and say next. We always respect your efforts and appreciate the info you have.


March 29th, 2012 at 11:57 AM ^

I love your posts!!! Fuck everyone's thoughts. If you are happy with what you put out there then that's all that matters!!! I enjoy ALL if your posts!!!! Keep them coming PLEASE

Frank Drebin

March 29th, 2012 at 11:57 AM ^

RDT, you are posting on a blog. Also, no one knows your real name. Are you really so thin skinned that if someone says that someone with the handle Roll Damn Tide was wrong with a recruiting update that it will seriously have an effect on you? Just enjoy providing information as long as the intentions are good. No one should take recruiting too seriously, as we all have seen how the minds of 17-18 year old kids work. Just keep posting and enjoy both the praise and criticism that comes with it.