Dave Brandon on CNBC

Submitted by MDisciple87 on October 30th, 2015 at 8:02 AM

If anyone wants to negbang their soul on a Friday, apparently Dave Brandon will be on Squawk Box on CNBC this morning between 8-9AM.

Presumably talking only about Toys R Us, but definitely still an opportunity for you to get dumber by listening to him.



October 30th, 2015 at 8:15 AM ^

He's going to discuss a "realignment" of the Toys R Us workforce that will involve the 'sourcing (on-, off-, and everything in-between) of all jobs but his.

The realignment will allow Toys R Us to better respond to its global customers.

Any savings from the realignment will be directed to a special, top-secret initiative managed by Mr. Brandon.

Eastern Wolverine

October 30th, 2015 at 8:15 AM ^

You can all downvote me but it's seriously time to let Dave Brandon go. He is gone. Yes, he made mistakes as AD but why do people need to continually slam the guy? It's over. You won, he lost. Don't we all have better things to do? Endzone is out for all to read. Let it die, please.


October 30th, 2015 at 8:22 AM ^

because he doesn't think he lost.  he is a smug @ss.  if he were to come out and publicly apologize for all the awful things he did then I would perhaps let it go.  

until then he ruined our football program repeatably, treated fans like shit for 4 years and fired a lot of good people for no reason other than to surround himself with his goons

Everyone Murders

October 30th, 2015 at 8:49 AM ^

My view is that a douche like Brandon will never "think he lost".  That's not in his DNA.  He's the sort of guy who paradoxically believes that the market isn't smart enough for his marketing. 

But I'm all for people pillorying (sp?) him as much as possible.  The more that there is a counterweight to his self-aggrandizing prattle in the interwebs, the better.

Because seriously.  Fuck that guy.


October 30th, 2015 at 8:59 AM ^

It was from a game played almost 40 years ago.  I was all of 17 years old when it happened and many of the players and coaches who played in the game have passed away.  And you know what?  IT STILL PISSES ME OFF TO THIS VERY FUCKING DAY. 

It will NEVER be forgotten by me and die because this play, like Dave Brandon, fucked over something I love very much and because of that I will NEVER forget the play or that asswhipe from the jaws of Hell Dave Brandon.



October 30th, 2015 at 9:12 AM ^

I'll never let that go - one of the barber shops on State St. has a picture of this play and the pic was taken directly behind the line judge. A line on the pic was drawn directly from the official's head (he's straddling the goal line and staring directly at the loose ball) to the ball, which was circled in magic marker and was clearly out - at least a yard and a half.>
The inscription on the pic read "is this man blind or what?" and was signed by Bo.

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Eastern Wolverine

October 30th, 2015 at 9:32 AM ^

I remember that game too. I can still smell the cigar smoke that filled the room that New Year's Day. I was very upset at the obvious USC fumble being ruled a touchdown. It wasn't fair. Something had to be done about it. After the game though, a funny thing happened. I went back to playing with my Christmas toys. It was over. Michigan had lost. Again. There wasn't anything I could do about it. I had to let it go. You know what? The world went on and so did Michigan.

Year of Revenge II

October 30th, 2015 at 10:52 AM ^

Some things should stay with you---this play, Pearl Harbor, Woody going for 2 already up 34 points, the smirk on the face of Scowling Jesus (Dantonio), and Dave Brandon systematically substituting the continued growth of his own ego as the most important aspect of Michigan athletics.


October 30th, 2015 at 11:40 AM ^

Also, wider shot of the injustice to give you scale of how many people saw the lie:

But the real reason Michigan lost the 1979 Rose Bowl: USC Punter Marty King #4 booming huge kicks of 50+ yards and giving Michigan shitty field position all game long. 

Without King, Michigan would have had more scoring opportunities.

Michigan ran an Option I offense, which was perfect for grinding down Big Ten weaklings in 1978, but USC had the No. 2 or 3 total defense in the land that year.

Marty King, USC Punter, #4

KO Stradivarius

October 30th, 2015 at 12:05 PM ^

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?  It's NEVER going to be over with this guy.  His fuckups will always be a black mark on our history.  How do you ever get over that?  

I may give the guy a break if he was to ever come out with an apology or accept some responsibility for what he caused.  But I doubt that he will.  He seems like the type who isn't a big enough man to ever accept that he could ever make such large mistakes, or that he actually could have failed at something.  Like the part in JUB's book when he couldn't accept that he was not a good enough player and had to go to the practice squad.