Really Freep? Really?

Submitted by Augger on August 2nd, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Oh dear oh dear oh dear.  I am trying so so hard not to hate the Free Press these days, plus I know a growing segment of the Mgopopulation hates any mention of the paper, but I had to mention this...using Tim's awesome notes from the hallway press conference we get this question regarding Mike Shaw:

"What is Michael Shaw's eligibility status?

Well we're still waiting on some - we don't comment on our guys' academically, and they still have two weeks of summer school left. Uh, which for some of our players, uh, we'll keep in touch with them."


Here is the top of the page headline on right now:

U-M's top rusher, Michael Shaw, not yet eligible


While this may or may not be true, leave it to the Free Press to cast the information in the worst possible light.  Is Shaw our leading rusher by yardage, yes, but was he the most liklely #1 choice at RB this year, probably not from the information I have maybe he is eligible right now, but his current grade could drag him under the limit who knows...I just don't understand why the Freep continues to show every bit of U-M information in the worst possible light, its nuts.







August 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 AM ^

How do we know he isn't eligible? What if he's eligible unless he does poorly, and RR knew he wasn't doing well so he didn't know if he'd be eligible or not? What shitty "journalism."


August 3rd, 2010 at 12:48 AM ^

"It is standard e-blog protocol to post a link to an article you are discussing. I understand if you don't want to click on the link, that's cool, that's your prerogative. All I was doing, this time, was providing the link for those that are interested."

Honestly? It is common knowledge that a majority of the people here are anti-FreeP. With 5000+ points I'm going to assume that you have been around long enough to know that. Those who really want to read the actual article are smart enough to go and get it on their own. Thanks, but no thanks.


August 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 PM ^

"It is common knowledge that a majority of the people here are anti-FreeP."

Is that really reason to not post a link?  By the same logic, that same majority should know that if they don't click the link, they aren't supporting the Freep.  And by the same logic, the majority should know that there are others that aren't full-out RAGE against the Freep.  Why can't we keep the conversations civil instead of spitting vitrol the moment someone doesn't proclaim the Freep as an evil kitten hating Nazi regime?

As a community, should we really be attacking each other on our opinions?  I choose not to boycott the Freep.  I know I'm in the minority.  Does that make me right or wrong?  No.  But just because I'm in the minority doesn't mean I should be punished for it. 


August 3rd, 2010 at 7:01 AM ^

If you say their name 3 times they show up with something bad about us. We need a code name for them like the crap rockets or something so they go away.


August 3rd, 2010 at 8:17 AM ^

In case we forget.

Rosenberg went on the Huge Show before this article was written and said that he wanted Rod fired.

Rosenberg is then allowed to do his 1st piece of investigative journalism, which is written in a dishonest way.

Rosenberg refuses to answer any of the serious questions about the lack of ethics in his article.  Rosenberg on another appearance on the Huge Show said he "forgot how many players were still on the team" that he interviewed for the article and couldn't take a guess.  Leaving us to believe that the only players were the 2 freshman that he ambushed and took out of context.

The guy has went out of his way to dishonestly attack his alma mater and the football program turning a mole hill into a mountain through dishonesty.

How could the Freep let a sports writer do his 1st investigative journalist piece after saying he wanted the subject of that investigative piece fired beforehand?


August 3rd, 2010 at 9:24 AM ^

Yes, before the article Rosenberg went on the Huge Show and said that he thought coach Rod should be replaced.

After the article came out he went back on the Huge show to defend the article and Huge brought the above up.  Rosenberg admitted that it probably was a conflict of interest for him to have written the article after stating that Rod should be fired beforehand.

Elno Lewis

August 3rd, 2010 at 8:18 AM ^

things to be angar about in this world.  the freep doesn't even make my list.

but i am so glad people are pointing out every single percieved transgression against the totally humble and altruistic U of M.

Tha Quiet Storm

August 3rd, 2010 at 10:07 AM ^

else just not give a damn anymore?  I've been beaten over the head with so much superfluous negativity over the past 2+ years, starting with the whole buyout fiasco, that I've completely given up paying attention to any Michigan coverage that isn't on here or on WTKA's morning show.  If the team does well this year, I'll be happy, if they do poorly, I'll be disappointed, but I'm done letting anyone in the media affect my mood.


August 3rd, 2010 at 10:34 AM ^

Not only is the media coverage getting old but hearing from other fan bases is as well. I understand that is the name of the game by taking shots at a down program right now but I'm over it.

I can't wait to we start wining again because in the past I just held my head up high but my smack talking is going to come out in full force soon.


August 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 AM ^

But since we have Freep bashing here, on their mobile site, the headline for the an article is:

"Expansion won't harm MSU-OSU Rivalry".  Thinking they heard something that MSU wouldn't not be separated from OSU, but wondering how it could even be a "rivalry", the actual article says "Big Ten Expansion won't dampen Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry".  And it's still up there that way. Somehow, their slant is even having them make freudian slips.

Bobby Boucher

August 3rd, 2010 at 12:49 PM ^

They're anti-Michigan, so of course they're going to lie and make up stories that discredit a storied program.  That's exactly what a Sparty would do.  So my question is: why is everyone so shocked when they write this stuff?