Early Festivus - Airing of Grievances!

Submitted by tasnyder01 on November 26th, 2018 at 6:18 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have gone through a hard time, and we are all (presumably) sober by now.  Not much news, and even less to talk about.  There is little positive to say about the situation, so I say we lean into the negativity. 

We've had the airing of grievances in the past, usually about the end of the season.  It's a useful time to get our stupid pet peeves out, and to Not Think About Sad Games.  So the rules are:

1.) Try not to be a dick.  Should all be in good fun.
2.) Try not to be a wuss.  Don't take things (too) personally.





November 26th, 2018 at 6:25 PM ^

My grievances:

1.) Grammar Fools.  I am a Grammar Nazi, so buffoons who type "could of", "would of", or generally type as if they graduated OSU crayon-class annoy me

2.) Peeps hatin' on major posters.  Peeps who heckle Wolverine Devotee, MGrowOld, UMBig11, etc.  (I give Tim and Bando a pass tho.  That's just been going on too long to stop :-)

3.) MgrowOld commenting about how his Cassandra predictions are correct all the time :-P

4.) Soothsayers predicting doom. . . DOOOM! after one game.  Because that is totally sane.

5.) Drunk posters after games making drunk Statements of Absolute and Profound Truth.  Ok bro.

Also, anyone who debates with me and makes me look stupid.  That includes Space Coyote, Seth, and Magnus. 


November 26th, 2018 at 7:06 PM ^

Total Upvotes AND Total Downvotes displayed.

100 downvotes plus 102 upvotes = 2

and 2 downvotes plus 4 upvotes = 2

Two totally different categories represeted identically.

Seriously, who tf programmed this website??? (This kind of mistake would neither happen in the engineering school NOR EVEN "LS&Play"--totally unacceptable!)


November 26th, 2018 at 7:19 PM ^

My grievances;

1(/ people date use propser gramar... "This one could of been better"

2(!/ Perpetrators of not hatin them bras

3)( mgrowold being super successful in life and never being wrong. ;Aactually love this; 

4? soothsayer's not carin' about a Oxford comma!

5$. Drunk peeps not yelling at the bartender to stay open past 2.30!

6; so I pretty much agree with you on everything::::::::: !


November 26th, 2018 at 9:41 PM ^

1) Grammar Fools.  People that type out the word 'cause' when they're trying to type the short form slang of 'because'.  (Lookin at you, MGrowOld!)  'Cause' is its own word, and when you try to use it as a short form of 'because' you look like an inbred version of an MSU fan.  If nothing else, you sure as hell don't look like a University of Michigan educated citizen.


November 27th, 2018 at 5:10 AM ^

My Grammar Nazi complaint is when people use the redundancy "revert back" (as if you can revert forward.)

Think of yourself in a car. You can go in reverse, or you can go backward. You don't go reverse backward.

(Thanks to my 10th grade English teacher for that lesson that I never forgot.)


November 26th, 2018 at 6:46 PM ^

I cringe when Michigan players go into games like last week and say stuff like  “it’s a business trip for us.  Business as usual”.  Maybe we need to re-think our mindset when we head into these type of  big games not at home .  



Also,  I think Jim Costas from 96.1 is a good host but it gets old quickly with Big Drew always trying to be slap-stock funny and interruptting him to try and say something funny .  The worse is when they do their picks on the Friday show 


November 26th, 2018 at 7:38 PM ^

I cringe when fans try to parse the subtle meanings and psychological nuances of an entire team from coach-speak and canned remarks.

"It's a business trip" means "Quit asking me that stupid question, we're all doing our best to win this game what else do you want me to say?"


November 26th, 2018 at 7:20 PM ^

He averages what. . . the #2 defense in the nation while he's here?

Oh, you mean average, like "median"?  Ok, so, name the 60-some defensive coordinators better than him.  Or name 20.  Heck, name 10.

It boggles the mind how people can say "he's average" after one poor game.  Fine, 2, 3, whatever.  Say it's 4 bad games.  Over 3 years.  Name -- seriously, name them -- 3 coordinators who HAVEN'T HAD bad games.  Like, in the history of the sport.  Go.  Do it.