October 4th, 2014 at 2:53 AM ^

Was that email confirmed to be true? If it is and now it's on Espn that might do him in. The president has to be sick of all the negative press that follows that guy.


October 4th, 2014 at 3:12 AM ^

Oh my fudging goodness he cited that fucking email thread. Wow.

Bad press for Brandon? Cool...but I'm not sure that was the way to go about it. That was just, weird.


October 4th, 2014 at 3:27 AM ^

Olbermann is even worse than we are..."Lithuania?  I wonder if he meant to say "Bolivia?"  After all, he did have a few MGoBlog references there.


October 4th, 2014 at 4:03 AM ^

Did ESPN just use WD's post, the veracity of which has yet to be confirmed, as evidence of DB's problems at Michigan?  Brandon has enough strikes against him; they don't really have to use something that could very easily be photoshopped, but it's probably just as difficult to disprove as prove, so they aren't worried about looking stupid.


October 4th, 2014 at 7:49 AM ^

At the very least, it certainly expresses the attitude that a number of his actions have already communicated towards UM fans and alumni. For the ESPN viewers who are watching from the outside, it conveys the message quite simply and directly.

On the other hand, if it was a photoshop, WD must be at least a tad enthused to have his work featured on ESPN.

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October 4th, 2014 at 7:52 AM ^

No, that would be fine.  This is one of those things that, even if not actually true, probably should be true.  It resonates with the general truth.

However, the legitimate concern is that someone might use this against MGoBlog.  As Brian pointed out in his tweets, this was NEVER reported by MGoBlog.  It was only discussed in a comment thread.  However, the critics may be conveniently unable to distinguish these things (probably because they have no idea how blogs work).  I would hate to see Brian falsely accused of anything if this story turns out to be less than true.  He and the blog had nothing to do with pushing this story.


October 4th, 2014 at 8:03 AM ^

I'm trying to think of the negative consequences for Brian. What could happen?

Firstly, he didn't endorse it, and seems to have made himself clear about the unverified veracity of the email.

Secondly, the current MGOcommunity seems to understand what's going on here. If so, that wouldn't wane.

Furthermore, those with no clue how the blogosphere works don't seem to be potential readers; if a few more noses peeked at the blog because of it, that couldn't hurt.

I'm assuming the worry here is that other media outlets or the AD itself might not take the time to sort out the details and just ostracize Brian & the fine staff of actual sports journalists we have here as a knee-jerk reaction to a pretty strong allegation (especially if spurious). We all know the kind of slop that can be passed for journalism out there, and bad-mouthing another source could provide them with drama and clicks.

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October 4th, 2014 at 9:23 AM ^

I see Brian as Luke and Ace as Wedge. The rebel alliance around here can take a beating and keep coming back. They all know this is where fans love to be. Shit every year we all raise money for a kickstarter. ALOT of it. The support here will never die as long as Brian keeps putting out quality content. Even if they get attacked by the school, pretty sure that will boost the site even more.


October 4th, 2014 at 9:42 AM ^

I don't think anything would actually HAPPENn to the Blog.  I just mean that I would prefer it not to get any bad press, regardless of how stupid that press would be.  On the other hand, I would love the blog to get credit for all the good things it does and have that recognized.


October 4th, 2014 at 10:50 AM ^

I AM NOT OK WITH THIS.  MGogBlog did NOT "report" this.  This is on ESPN for using those words.
I am not of the Ends-justify-the-Means on this.  There is plenty to accuse Dave Brandon of.  This does not need to be included if nobody knows if it is actually true.  Because if the media will do this when it benefits us, they'll also do it when it hurts us.
This is absolutely despicable to report somethning like this.


October 4th, 2014 at 12:54 PM ^

Olbermann is a douche, and this is just more confirmation of that fact. It's one thing to say it was posted to a blog, but to say it's "reported" by MGoBlog is an outright lie and as journalists, he and his staff should (and I'm sure do) know better.


October 4th, 2014 at 4:18 AM ^

... Sir David Brandon, Michigan Gentleman, gives a pip less about the peons...

To satisfy the Michigan Men Stand By their Michigan Men cohort, I suggest that we, the Michigan Men Don't Leave Men on the Field crowd, take up the proposition of judging Hoke on his W-L record at year end.

Post-OSU, when Hoke is judged, and subsequently relieved, all the Hoke supporters can follow Hoke out the door.... After all, if Hoke is their man and is a "great coach, great man" then surely they have no use for a Michigan institution which believes Hoke isn't fit to coach the UMich football team.


October 4th, 2014 at 6:22 AM ^

When he wakes up and sees this I think he's gonna faint.
Man I'm jealous - I wish I had come up with some really cool unsubstantiated rumor and got on national TV too.
By the way-this is going make his YouTube kerfuffle with Wolverine Historian and Thorin look like small potatoes......