META: Come back, Brian

Submitted by Larry Appleton on February 15th, 2018 at 8:00 PM
We’ve had a new OC since the beginning of the day, and not a peep of it on the front page. Come back from the ledge, Brian! We all know you’re down, but fercrissakes this is big news that this site should be covering!



February 15th, 2018 at 10:36 PM ^

Or maybe we're on a sports blog and don't really feel like it's the place for gay sex?

Just out of curiosity, as a straight male am I obliged to pretend that the idea of gay sex doesn't gross me out to avoid being accused of hating gay people?  Because I don't hate gay people at all, yet the idea of being with another man grosses me out. 

Any guidance you can provide on this subject would be appreciated.

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February 16th, 2018 at 12:27 AM ^

So is it just sex between men that you find objectionable? 

Is heterosexual sex okay on a sports blog?

Oh, and as another straight male, I think you're fucking disgusting for being grossed out by how other people love each other.


February 16th, 2018 at 7:59 AM ^

One, a sports blog isn't really the place for stuff like that, hereto- or homo-. In fact, the blog has a ban on posting sexy pics. I think it's pretty well established at this point what is NOT supposed to be on this blog.

Two, don't conflate being grossed out by the thought of gay sex with thinking that gay people are somehow wrong to love who they love. I don't hold that position. I am not trying to tell anyone how to live, I'm simply saying that thought of being with another man grosses ME out.

Three, I don't have any patience for virtue signaling tyranny. I have just as much right to my opinion as you do to yours so long as I don't try to force others to live by it. Your attempts to bully me for not sharing your opinion are just as loathsome to me as someone trying to bully a gay person for being gay.


February 16th, 2018 at 9:20 AM ^

know that not all of this, or really any of it, was intended as funny, but man, this is a really funny back and forth.  I'm just curious how many times the phrase "gay sex" can be uttered before this thing wraps up.


February 16th, 2018 at 1:05 PM ^

To everyone reading this:
We have a problem in our country with both sides of the aisle straw-manning their idea of the other side in order to avoid reconciling more well thought out positions. Regrettably those straw men do actually exist on both sides and through their idiocy reinforce our divisions.

I'm just saying... I know not all republicans are self-declared nazis even though there were a handful of nazis marching for trump. also, this guy for liberals.


February 16th, 2018 at 12:38 AM ^

I played baseball with his older brother Lauren in the summer between 8th & 9th grade.  One day I went over to Lauren's house, and for some reason, little Danny got out his cassete tape player.

Back in the 70s, it was common to tape songs off the radio.  Little Danny has taped one by The Knack.  But what I most vividly remember was that just preceding the track on the tape, little Danny had recorded himself announcing it "My Sharona".


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February 15th, 2018 at 8:15 PM ^

I wonder if he is planning his approach right now because he knows that in real life, he has substantially influenced the Michigan football fan community on the hilarity of the shark incidence.  Maybe he is being cautious to not double down too hard since this guy is literally going to be a coach here (although hearing the roundtable, this seems unlikely).  The shark thing is the funniest meme related to UM football in recent memory, and Brian raised it to a new level with his accurate and hilarious take on why it has become such a huge thing. 

Here is one of my favorite shark jokes:

A shark's body structure is made entirely of cartilage.  Only one bone has ever been found in a shark, and it belongs to Jim McElwain.


February 15th, 2018 at 8:44 PM ^

Sad Brian has the the board sad and posting shit like this thread

Some yet to named user keeps creating new screen names for the seeming sole purpose of exacting his revenage on the board for some idiots being mean to him

Shark jokes, which werent funny when they were (relatively) fresh have come back and are as stupid and non-funny as ever

The football team has somewhere between 17-19 coaches responsible for calling plays - all of whom everybody here want to see working somewhere else

Mello, sad, somber (pick an description) Harbaugh has everybody worried

Our recruiting class was barely better than Minnesota's and half the board thinks this is a signal that all is lost while the other half think it's no big deal (pro-tip: both sides are wrong)

I feel like a visit here these days is about like the scene in any disaster movie right after the big disaster hits and everybody is running around in panic and chaos reigns.


February 15th, 2018 at 9:48 PM ^

If someone had a witty shark joke, I’d agree with you. But most are in the ilk of “shark fucker” “shark humper” or some stupid derivation thereof. If we want to embrace those types of jokes, then I guess the days of high brow humor on this blog is gone.

So yea, the shark jokes are overplayed. JM is part of our team right now, so welcome him as such and save the shark shit for when he moves on or totally fails.


February 16th, 2018 at 9:56 AM ^

No.  Not anymore.  They were funny a couple days after the drama transpired.  Now they're dumb and vapid.  If your doppleganger was photographed naked on a shark and a large segment of your field shoved it down your throat for a few months you'd care.  If it affected how people perceived you at your subsequent job... you'd care.  May will be a calendar year.


The worst part is that he alluded to the fact that it upset him that net jockeys would keep bringing it up and hounding him with it, affecting him personally.  Which is basically what this blog has done, moreso than any other websites I frequent.  For the most part, everyone has let it go... except this blog.


Why do fans and readers of this blog have to tell you how stupid your shark vigil is?