TheLastHarbaugh

April 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 AM ^

So you read through my member page and look at all of my posts. Creepy. Do I need an MGoRestraining order?

So you don't like the tone of my posts. Fine.

I come across are whiny and authoritative to you. Fine

Clearly my posts bother you. Sooooooooo...maybe you should just quit reading them?

See how easy that is? So much easier than starting useless arguments about why you don't like me, or how I'm this or I'm that. If I put you in such a tizzy every time you read anything I write, then maybe the simplest solution is just stop reading.

Do you think so highly of yourself that you can point out a few things that you, the all-mighty Geaux_Blue, find annoying about the way I post, and I will magically change to suit your every whim?

Is the irony of you calling me too authoritative sounding, while at the same time telling me to go to law school on another thread because I clearly don't know as much about you, lost on you? Or, do you just prefer to continue doing mental gymnastics?

To summarize what I have posted before...

You need to get over whatever fictional/kindergarten beef you have with me and just let it go.

If I'm so "tired," and you get so "tired" of responding to all of my posts, then just let it go.

If you really are tired of it, then just scroll over my posts, and quit responding to them.

Your actions don't match up with your rhetoric. You're tired of me, and yet you continue to seek out my posts (and apparently read through my member log) and comment on them, hoping to provoke a response.

You are contrary for the sake of being contrary, and often times your responses to my posts have nothing to do with the thread, and are simply just you, being a douche bag.

I'm sorry that if me conveying my thoughts in a confident manner seems too authoritative to you.

Double Nickel BG

April 20th, 2010 at 9:39 PM ^

Ill try to put it like this. Do I feel sad that BC will be punished and dealt with accordingly for his actions? No. Am I sad to see a 19 year old kid given a big opportunity and it blowing up in his face? Yes.

Its possible to feel bad about the situation without feeling that way about how the kid acted. Theres a big difference that blows my mind that people can't see both ways.

It isn't just "OMG hes a fucking scumbag" or "He was unfairly accused and he's a saint!". Its a two way street.

Trepps

April 20th, 2010 at 5:37 PM ^

its amazing to see how a kid who could have had so much going for him (i.e. free college education, D1 college football career, shot at the NFL, job opportunities galore upon graduation) could do so much to throw it all away.

Immature doesn't really seem to cover it all does it?

flysociety3

April 20th, 2010 at 5:48 PM ^

It's one thing to feel bad for him when he failed drug tests and skipped practice.. maybe he had some issues.. but then he does not get his shit together to re-join the team... then he gets arrested for selling pot in ypsi.. and now he's robbing pizza men... he's an idiot plain and simple... an idiot... probably helps our team to not have him there as a potential negative influence now...one day he may learn, hopefully it's not on a 25 to Life sentence in prison

Zeke

April 20th, 2010 at 5:54 PM ^

Lock him up. It's disgusting to see all of these posts saying how it's sad and all that. Fuck him! He doesn't deserve any sympathy. The victims do. He's more than likely going to be a career criminal. Lock him up and throw away the key.

CWoodson

April 20th, 2010 at 6:23 PM ^

If you don't think it's too bad/a shame (called "sad" by some people) that a gifted athlete and young kid squandered a great opportunity, good for you. It's not unreasonable that people wish things had gone differently for him.

He's going to jail for this, he deserves to go to jail for this, I'm glad that he's going to jail since it seems like he's becoming an increasingly serious danger to society. I was a pizza guy! But "Fuck him?" You don't know this guy. My guess is he probably wishes he had your life.

I hope your kids never head down a bad path and you have to watch as the Zekes of the world explain what pieces of shit they are.

Zeke

April 20th, 2010 at 6:59 PM ^

In that case, I feel really sad for Glenn Winston. He had such an amazing opportunity and he just made some mistakes. I hope he can get his life on track. Give me a fucking break. I wouldn't care if he got in trouble for drugs or non violent crimes but when he puts someone else in danger and takes away their sense of security then that is the point at which I have no sympathy. I will forgive almost anything but putting others in danger is where I draw the line.

CWoodson

April 20th, 2010 at 7:35 PM ^

Seriously, you said that Cissoko was likely to become a murderer in an earlier post (and you got upvoted for it, which truly baffles me).

Since that pretty much establishes your assclown bona fides, I won't waste time helping to teach you how to differentiate between "It's a shame when a talented kid wrecks his life" and "I have sympathy for Cissoko and screw his victims, who probably deserved it." Again, I WAS A PIZZA GUY, nobody cares more about the dangers delivery guys face than me. Nobody is saying forgive the guy, just that this is too bad. Again, I am something less than surprised that "Zeke" can't tell the difference.

I hope you have a long career commenting here while dropping "fucks" in every post and making prescient posts about future criminal activity.

TheLastHarbaugh

April 20th, 2010 at 7:58 PM ^

Some of the comments on this thread have been astounding to me.

Oh how quickly we turn on those we once praised, and praise those we once shunned.

I'm certain that had Boo Boo remained on the team this year, and picked off 8 passes en route to a 1st team All-Big Ten selection, these same people pontificating on how disgusted they are that anyone could feel sad that he wasted his chance at UofM would be lauding him as an athlete, and that, disgusts me.

e.go.blue

April 20th, 2010 at 5:59 PM ^

Someone should change the title...it's not armed robbery, just one count of robbery and two of larceny from a person. Not that it makes it any better, but armed robbery is something entirely different that simple robbery.

That being said, I feel bad for everyone involved in the situation. Hopefully the victims are okay, and Boo-Boo can turn it around.

wmu313

April 20th, 2010 at 8:27 PM ^

the article said that Cissoko pointed a pellet gun at the cab driver. That is definitely armed robbery. You don't even need to have a weapon in your possession to be charged with armed robbery, sticking your hand in your jacket and pointing it to make the victim think you have a gun is sufficient.

Kal

April 20th, 2010 at 6:19 PM ^

Having personally known Boubacar (I last saw him in December), he isn't really a violent person. That being said, I knew he was going down a slippery slope once he didn't have the stability of football. He was living with some bad influences in Ypsilanti and it is unfortunate. I'm just sad to see him hit rock bottom like this. I think all of you making distasteful jokes at his expense should really find a better use for your time. If every single major mistake you'd made in your life became a newspaper article I'm sure you wouldn't find it as humorous. Anyways, here is to hoping he bounces back and makes something out of his life.

aawolve

April 20th, 2010 at 6:51 PM ^

Raised in Detroit, and Ypsi brought him down, please give me a break. He was fucking up way before he got kicked off the team, which is why he, uh, got kicked off the team. Cissoko thinks the exact same way as the people who make excuses for him, and that's why he is where he is. Society? Peers? Parents? The city of Ypsilanti? Nope, this falls squarely on his shoulders. I've never committed armed robbery, got into a verbal altercation with police with drugs in the car, or thrown away a free ride at one of the best universities in the nation, but if I did, I wouldn't expect any sympathy.

Kal

April 20th, 2010 at 7:03 PM ^

For clarification, the bad influences he ended up living with in ypsilanti were his "peers" from Detroit. I wasn't trying to blame location in any way there, sorry if that came off wrong. I'm also not making excuses for him, he made the choice to do what he did. I just wanted to say something to attest to his character (or at least what WAS his character), and that he wasn't a malicious person.

kmd

April 20th, 2010 at 7:01 PM ^

"Attempted armed robbery" isn't just another little bump in the road of life that most people encounter. If you have the opportunities that he had, and your life ends up like this, you deserve some ridicule.

kmd

April 20th, 2010 at 8:21 PM ^

What facts about the case and his life could possibly make attempted armed robbery a good life decision, let alone pissing away a free ride to a top public university and potentially lucrative future as a professional athlete?

MGoJen

April 20th, 2010 at 8:35 PM ^

For Cissoko, this could be a culmination of several serious and very personal problems.

Instead of writing him off or "ridiculing" him as you suggest he deserves for under-utilizing his opportunities, our energy may be better spent hoping and praying that this is in fact his lowest point and that he will find the courage and strength to turn his life around. People have a tremendous capacity for change and I don't think it's fair to talk about his life as if it's been a "waste"; he's only 20 years old.

kmd

April 20th, 2010 at 11:23 PM ^

Again, what kind of "serious and personal problems" could possibly justify throwing away a free ride to school and becoming a petty thug? Growing up in a bad neighborhood doesn't mean you have to live in Ypsi with your friends from Detroit instead of living for free in the dorms. Having a crappy home life doesn't make you become a thief and stick up cabbies. It's purely a consequence of his own bad decisions.

dennisblundon

April 20th, 2010 at 8:09 PM ^

I have seen the word sad used to describe Boubacar's downfall and I think disappointing is the word you are looking for. Sad is losing your mother or someone else you love and disappointing is when someone or something falls short of your expectations. I take no great joy in kicking a man when he is down nor do I waste my time feeling sorry for him either. He was given many chances and was never able to take advantage of them. For his sake and those that love him I hope he gets his life together.

kb

April 20th, 2010 at 7:35 PM ^

to commit these crimes. He's obviously not very smart - robbing cab drivers and pizza delivery guys to get a small amount of petty cash is just plain dumb. If you're going to get arrested for armed robbery, the least you can do is get it right and think a little bigger.

Oaktown Wolverine

April 20th, 2010 at 7:54 PM ^

Feeling sorry for Boubacar is not the issue here. I hope that Boubacar will someday learn to stay out of trouble, which can't be hard, but if he doesn't, sir, that will be his problem, not mine, just as growing up with limited resources is his problem, just as every bum's lot in life is his own responsibility regardless of whom he chooses to blame. I didn't blame anyone for the loss of my legs, some chinaman in Korea took them from me but I went out and achieved anyway. I can't solve his problems, sir, only he can.

aaamichfan

April 20th, 2010 at 9:27 PM ^

Sorry to say, but this topic is not worthy of over 120 comments. Hopefully Cissoko realizes the predicament he is in, and snaps out of it before the multiple offenses begin to really bring serious punishment.

Good luck Boubacar.......and please get your shit together.

Seth

April 20th, 2010 at 9:50 PM ^

to Rich Rodriguez here. Cutting a kid loose has to be a really really difficult decision for any coach -- I imagine your first instinct is to see if you and your program can help him come through and put this kind of stuff behind him.

Cutting a kid loose when you have about zero cornerbacks on the depth chart because he hasn't lived up to your program standards -- that's not something I imagine most college coaches will do. RR put the program ahead of one kid, and ahead of immediate success. That's a gutsy move, and apparently we're better for it today.

jg2112

April 20th, 2010 at 11:44 PM ^

and let's not think David Brandon is naive: he probably understands the fact that RR correctly booted one of his 7 scholarship D-backs from the roster most likely cost the team bowl eligibility.

RR did the right thing. That thing cost Michigan in the short term, but proves his principles / m.o. for the long term.

SysMark

April 21st, 2010 at 12:52 AM ^

I agree with you completely on this. If this were Tennessee or USC he would not have been gone as fast - that is why I like RR for the long haul.

To be honest I don't know if losing this guy cost us a bowl but I'll go with you on it.