Submitted by Brian on February 11th, 2015 at 11:15 AM


I mean:

“The Victors” could soon have a modernistic younger sibling.

If a resolution presented to the Central Student Government on Tuesday night passes, the body will provide funding to a group of students looking to develop an additional thematic song to play at University athletics events.

Central Student Government.

I don't know who you are. If you're looking for jobs I can tell you I don't have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired from the internet. Skills that make me a nightmare for people who will be in job interviews with people who have googled you. If you vote this down unanimously, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for your facebook photos. I will not scour your instagram. But if you vote for this, I will find your linkedin. I will find your whole internet. And I will kill your search results.


dude annihilated his twitter page two seconds after I found it

The patient zeroes:

Business sophomore Adam Weiss, a representative on the CSG Assembly, spoke on behalf of the song campaign, which he called “Hail and Unite.” He said his friend, LSA senior Mike Weinberg, conceptualized the project.

“This project is meant to be, number one, extremely unique,” Weiss said. “The goal of this song is to get a lot of big names that are associated with the University.”

"Extremely unique." #expelAdamWeiss



February 11th, 2015 at 11:40 AM ^

I never talk to recruits, or kids or basically anyone I dont know personally on twitter except for a few questions to some recruiting analysts. I SERIOUSLY contemplated sending this kid a message after seeing that picture. Bummer he deleted his twitter.......this will go no where


February 11th, 2015 at 11:43 AM ^

This kid is a tool but this post is so over the top its not even funny.  Brian might need to take a few deep breaths on this one.  The biggest issue here is that they want fucking student government money.  That money is supposed to go to student organizations and philanthrpic efforts not to fund some dumb shit promotional video.  This is what CSG is though, 50% greek life and b-school kids convinced they know what they are doing because they got their frat to vote them in and mostly allocating funds to their friends.  

Also how the fuck is eminem associated with the university?  Growing up in Michigan =/= being associated with the university.


February 11th, 2015 at 11:44 AM ^

Look, the kid is doing something stupid, and people have the right to be upset with it.  But linking to his Twitter and LinkedIn and harassing this kid is equally wrong.  Brian tweeting out his twitter handle was wrong and is encouraging the mob mentality to attack him.  I expect better from the owner of this blog.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:11 PM ^

So, is twitter public or not? Has not Adam Weiss put up his own website?


His own Linked account? His own facebook account?

Wasn't he quoted, by name, in a Michigan Daily article?

You know, us crabby old people keep on hammering, "nothing on the Internet is private." If you choose to go public, if you choose to post all kinds of stuff on the Internet, you have INVITED this kind of scrutiny. You can't have it both ways. I am 100% with Brian on this one.


February 11th, 2015 at 1:14 PM ^

It's a grey area to me. Just because it's all public doesn't mean he deserves this kind of attack and public ridicule. It feels a bit like Brian leveraging his position of authority to attack someone who has no power (and I understand the post is pretty much 100% humor/sarcasm). It's one thing to do it to Dave Brandon...but to some random kid with a bad idea? Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive, I don't just makes me uncomfortable that's all.


February 11th, 2015 at 11:47 AM ^

I have read this blog for years and this is probably the best general (non-sport specific) post I have ever read.

Thank you.

(Strong, Accurate, HIlarious, Effective, Etc.)


February 11th, 2015 at 11:46 AM ^

I didn't go to Michigan. I probably dressed and made mysef look just as bad in college. That said, when I saw the article, I figured Brian had just googled 'Douchebag stock photo'. 

Perkis-Size Me

February 11th, 2015 at 11:46 AM ^

I guess this dolt took a page out of good ol' Dave Brandon's book: If it ain't broke, break it.

Isn't one of the first things they teach you in business school to know your customer? I don't see how this would go over very well.


February 11th, 2015 at 11:48 AM ^

hail and unite

hail and unite

fight fight fight
the university of michigan is out of sight
hail and unite
hail and unite
fight fight fight
the mighty wolverines have all the might


February 11th, 2015 at 11:52 AM ^

This is so Brandonesque that it makes me want to hurl.  I hoped this stupidity would stop.  I must trust in Hackett to stop this.   Please stop this Jim, never let it see the light of day!



February 11th, 2015 at 12:11 PM ^

I sure am glad social media wasn't around 20 years ago.   Just about every idea I had was terrible and would have been mocked.  In fact anybody who is under the age of 30 and is reading this is full of terrible ideas, you just won't realize how terrible they are until much later.....when you finally realize your ideas are bad you don't stop having terrible ideas you just stop telling people about them, which is how I've maintained steady employment.




February 11th, 2015 at 11:57 AM ^

Brian you should be ashamed of yourself, literally attacking an innocent kid on the internet for things he enjoys doing and cares about for absolutely no reason. You are a coward who hides behind a keyboard. Hope you feel better about yourself for this...


February 11th, 2015 at 12:08 PM ^

I can't not comment on this ironic statement.

Brian is not hiding behind a keyboard. Brian is a well-known person who uses his blog as a meduim to reach a larger audience. You can email him, or find him easily in public since he shows his face at most major U of M sporting events.

MGoBubbler, on the other hand, is not likely your real name. We don't know who you are. You are the one hiding behind a keyboard.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:09 PM ^

While I may not agree with the manner that Brian approched this with, how is your comment to Brian/MGoBlog Community any better?

If you truly are trying to get your point across to Brian and convince others that follow this blog that Brian did something wrong, I suggest not calling people cowards or telling them they should be ashamed of themselves.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:35 PM ^

try to implement a very stupid idea in Michigan Stadium.  The height of its stupidity is well described elsewhere in this thread.  I don't know whether U of M student government is real or not, but he's certainly using it as real.  If he gets his way there will be real consequences in Michigan Stadium.  Therefore, he pays real consequences like any other politician.  


February 11th, 2015 at 11:58 AM ^

'The Victors' already has a younger sibling in 'Varsity.' 

Along with middle child 'Yellow & Blue,' half-brother 'I want to go back to Michigan,' and cousins 'Temptation' and 'Hawaiian War Chant', the family reunions are already going to be crowded. 

I suspect 'Hail & Unite' would kind of be like adding cousin Oliver to the Brady Bunch.  


February 11th, 2015 at 11:58 AM ^

Reading the first excerpt, it didn't seem like such a bad idea, and I wasn't sure why you'd be so against it -- seemed like a good project for the School of Music.  Then I read the second quote.  Good god that sounds awful.  I hardly think getting a "bunch of big names" together would generate something even close to timeless.

This too:

"While the song’s lyrics and tune are still undetermined, Weiss said it is the organization’s aim to involve big names in the music business and University alumni to contribute to the song. For example, he said Weinberg wants to get Eminem involved. Weiss also said that David Banner, a rapper and music producer, has already agreed to produce the final product."

"Rubberband Man" might have a decent amount of marching band feel to it, but Banner laid that track a dozen years ago.  And present-day, fallen-off Eminem would just make it more silly.

I'm pretty sure there's no way this Adam Weiss dude got accepted on merit.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:10 PM ^

I don't understand why everyone is taking one sentence from the daily comparing it to The Victors as gospel truth. It sounds more like something to play when the lights go down for basketball intros or pregame football while the band is walking back around the field. They use modern music in these spots anyway, what would be so terrible about having something unique?

Even if this way of going about it seems self serving.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:37 PM ^

I don't know, "let's get some famous people together" just sounds stupid and superficial.


I agree.


Problem is - it's also the basis for many, many, many of the recent high selling albums. It's stupid and superficial.... and it works.


For a crystal clear recent example - see: The Grammy Awards


February 11th, 2015 at 11:59 AM ^

Thank you for the object lesson I am teaching my children about what they themselves post, and allow others to post via social media.  If you don't want it out there, don't put it out there.  That said, going nuclear might not necessarily the best choice in pointing out the jackassery that is his proposal - but hey, it's your website.  I just rent space.