Groban mocks Rodriguez

Submitted by BlueinDC on December 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Singer Josh Groban posted this on his (verified account) Twitter page this afternoon:

Coach Rodriguez, I'm very flattered but crying to You Raise Me Up is SO five years ago. #playwelcometothejungle

Update, 3:22 p.m.: Posted intentionally without comment. Readers can draw their own inferences.



December 3rd, 2010 at 4:10 PM ^

Rodriguez obviously took the song to heart. To the uninformed observer, the whole situation sounds a little bit funny. When did we get to the point where we can't have a chuckle at our own expense every once in a while?

Oh, wait, our fan base has always been that way. 


December 3rd, 2010 at 4:26 PM ^

Fuck Josh Groban. If you can sing that song the last thing you should do is go about mocking someone for listening to it. This shit has me about ready to fight. 


December 3rd, 2010 at 4:46 PM ^

Its just gotten absurd. The hatred for this man is something that just disgusts me. The twisting of everything and the shit he has been handed is so frustrating. I feel like I have been there with him through it because I have been so attached to this team since childhood. I think he is a good man and regardless if people like him as a coach or not does not excuse this garbage. Like Terry Foster today. I just want to go off on this guy. Anyway, it is what it is. Go Blue


December 3rd, 2010 at 4:52 PM ^

I think the mass would view Dantonio as a good guy if he did that. I also agree we as a fanbase would joke about it. But I think the reasons are different. I think Rod is genuine. But people have an agenda from this picture that has been painted. Dantonio would be mocked by us because he is a fake douchebag that nobody but those suckers in east lansing take seriously. And thats not a biased statement. Dantonio is a fraud. His actions on player misconduct this year proved it once again among other things. . 


December 3rd, 2010 at 7:25 PM ^

You hate Dantonio, cause you want Dantonio.  Just like Bo.  Tough, down to earth, and trust me, he'd never have guys swaying on stage singing a song like that.   :)   Say what you will, but it is what it is.  RR has done the impossible, he's made MSU (not your rival---LOL) and OSU fans WANT Harbaugh to come to Ann Arbor.  This is getting pathetic.  Kind of like Izzo vs. Tommy Turtle neck.  You guys need to start giving your Rivals a game again.  (now here's the part where you drive the car and look in the rearview mirror and say how great you used to be- let me have it)


December 3rd, 2010 at 4:46 PM ^

Jim Rome just piled on to our coach on his show taking this thing nationwide. But if our own fans do it, then how can I bitch about Rome.  Man, this is getting ugly beyond belief but it's really a disgrace the Michigan fans started the pile.

For what it's worth, Rome said.. "what top recruit worth his salt would want to play for him?" When is the fanbase gonna say ENOUGH?  The display by Michigan fans is disgraceful. Good thing his players show more loyalty than on here.


December 3rd, 2010 at 4:46 PM ^

I've heard Groban is one of those guys that doesn't really care for the type of music he makes. But you can't really blame him for doing it since that terrible music has made him millions of dollars.

I've also heard that Groban likes his ladies to pop.

skunk bear

December 3rd, 2010 at 5:04 PM ^

If Groban is joking, it isn't clear to me what's so funny.

BTW, I made the mistake of listening to Groban do a duet with someone (Celine Dion?). Instead of trying to create harmony, Groban just drowned her out.

Not that I was ever a fan.


December 3rd, 2010 at 5:30 PM ^

RR says something nice about the dude's song and he thanks him by  kicking him when he's down.  Classy.  Like we don't don't have enough dickheads making pop music.


December 3rd, 2010 at 6:26 PM ^

That song is one of the most cheese-ball lame things I've ever heard in my life.  I'm not as down on RR as some are, but I bet Harbaugh listens to way better music than this, fwiw.

might and main

December 4th, 2010 at 12:27 PM ^

I've said it numerous times here, I loved that we had a real intellectual philosopher-coach in Lloyd. That was awesome, and a perfect fit for Michigan. He's gone. I don't give a crap that RR ain't Lloyd. RR has proven himself to be an absolutely upstanding guy who invests everything he has to help his players. He works his ass off, and he is humble despite getting dumped on continuously. What the fuck difference does it make if likes crappy music? That's what I'm saying.


December 3rd, 2010 at 8:48 PM ^

How can he possibly show emotion like this if he is a win-at-all costs guy? - which people were accusing him of being after the Dorsey and Feagin nonsense.

Now he shows that he really does care about the kids under his wing, and the UNACCEPTABLE crowd flips out.   Now they think he's too soft or something.

I'm not happy about the losing records and the NCAA violations, but this is just getting to be too much.   RR can't do anything right in the eyes of some people. 

At this point, I hope RR stays and I hope he goes 12-0 next year just to shut these haters up.


December 4th, 2010 at 1:01 AM ^

I think that we have to keep RR no matter what now.  How fun will it be when a Groban-listening, tear-shedding, no-defense-having, West Virginian turns the corner with the program and starts walloping some of these schools that have been enjoying our struggles?  Beating our rivals again will be fun.  Beating them with a coach that they had previously branded as a moron will be even more fun.