UMMAN83

March 29th, 2012 at 7:47 AM ^

they always have to follow Michigan events, games, issues.  Will you ever see at Michigan coach or AD making a similar comment about sparty.  I only watch sparty when they play us.  Seems like they are obsessed with following Michigan and commenting about Michigan.   I guess they should be... since we are Michigan.

jmdblue

March 29th, 2012 at 8:56 AM ^

It seems that Mark Hollis is stupid, drinks, or both.  I wonder how many drunken phone calls lil bro made to uninterested girls as an undergrad.

Hagen

March 29th, 2012 at 9:10 AM ^

especially those in the public eye, but one would think that the athletic director of a BCS conference school would have more important and pressing matters at hand than to do this.  Nevertheless, I can't stop laughing at everyone's reactions.

Brandon-> almost everyone else -> Hollis -----------------------> and then Gene Smith

spartanfan123

March 29th, 2012 at 11:10 AM ^

Hollis and Brandon are friends. They talked about it over the phone and brandon didn't mind. Also, Hollis and Burke know each other personally. More than the hundreds of Michigan fans tweeting at him trying to give him "advice"

Vote_Crisler_1937

March 29th, 2012 at 12:00 PM ^

Hollis may be a good friend of Burke but that really isn't relevant. As someone who is truly thoughtful about the kid, the situation, and how to be a classy professional, you do not tweet him. Write him an email or text. Maybe send a handwritten note like an adult. Hollis needs to be smart enough to understand what is acceptable behavior of a professional AD and also what is in the best interest of his friend. A newsworthy story can only be a distraction for both people. You would think Hollis would know better.

jmdblue

March 29th, 2012 at 2:19 PM ^

Hollis and Brandon play golf once a year and DB does his best to play nice while Hollis seems as if he's a half-in-the-bag fan most of the time.  Friends? I don't know.  DB just gave him a public bitch-slapping via tweet.  Hollis may consider finding the sort of friend around whom he doesn't seem like an intellectually underequipped puppy.

Wolvie3758

March 29th, 2012 at 11:11 AM ^

For Sparty maybe..but NOBODY else..Looks like MSU understands that the UM program is growing each and every year and he will  stop at nothing to quash that..Including trying to lure our star to the NBA early...SHAME on him and MSU

profitgoblue

March 29th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

Is anyone else annoyed by Brandon's general demeanor?  I don't like the "end of story" statement at all.  Who the f-ck is he to tell people they should stop talking about something they obviously care about?  His attitude smacks of "my sh-t don't smell" and it comes out in all of his public dealings.

 

justingoblue

March 29th, 2012 at 11:53 AM ^

From my reading of it, he would have been better off putting a comma between "won't happen again" and "end of story". I don't think he was trying to say we shouldn't talk about it, just that another AD wouldn't Tweet a M student athlete again.

jmblue

March 29th, 2012 at 12:56 PM ^

I thought Brandon was more than charitable here.  He could have condemned Hollis for acting in a completely inappropriate fashion.  I read that last line as saying, "We'll leave this alone, but if you do this again, we'll report you to the NCAA."  If Hollis wants more "respect" than that, he should show some himself.

 

 

gajensen

March 29th, 2012 at 2:26 PM ^

I interpreted the "end of story" as a message to the public, including M fans, to not fret about the now dead issue.

Hollis herp derped and failed to adhere to a rule. David Brandon could have called for some sort of action, but chose not to with the understanding that the intent wasn't bad in nature. Now MSU's AD is aware of his gaffe, which hopefully will prevent him from making the same mistake twice. 
Nothing to see here.