September 20th, 2017 at 1:13 PM ^

Translation: there is no way Harbaugh would burn down his house, literally or figuratively, is service of only moving forward in life and banishing nostalgia. We know from the Harbaugh family podcast and many other sources that he is very much a family man, and nostalgic and sentimental about Ann Arbor and the other important places in Harbaugh's past.

Oregon Trail

September 20th, 2017 at 5:56 PM ^

As much as the guy ruined Michigan football, the Toys R Us bankruptcy is happening because private equity funds did a leveraged buyout a few years ago and saddled the company with tons of debt that it can't service.

If you look at the disclosures, Toys R Us is actually making a ton of money! Like, a lot of it! The company will be fine (probably) and Dave Brandon will not get fired (he'll probably even get a bonus!).

That said, Dave Brandon is bad and he should feel bad for how he ran the athletic department.


September 20th, 2017 at 12:55 PM ^

Can somebody please find the three minutes or so I just spent reading that?  I'd like them back please.

Anybody think writing comedy (like Oponent Watch) is easy should read this.  It's clearly not for everyone.

Edit:  Well after reading the other comments apparently everybody but me liked the damn thing.   Must be an age thing cause I found it really stupid.  Oh well......


September 20th, 2017 at 2:16 PM ^

I completely agree. Not everything is meant to be a joke, especially when we're talking about three hard working guys who have all achieved excellence in their respective fields.

In fact, I think we should lay off the jokes about Mr. Brandon altogether. For years, he made sure the water in the opponent's locker room was perfect. Who else is going to do that?