UM Hockey Twitter war...mgoblog vs childrenof yost

Submitted by winterblue75 on March 25th, 2013 at 5:45 PM
  1. the forced niceness on various Michigan hockey twitter feeds is getting grating.

  2. @mgoblog Almost as grating as whiny tweets from people who forcequit on their hockey coverage midseason.


@ChildrenOfYost let's let the smouldering corpse of the tourney streak cool before telling each other how awesome we are maybe.

  1. @mgoblog sounds like you feel strongly about it, maybe you should publish an article on an internet weblog so others can read and discuss.

  2. @ChildrenOfYost I will. I suggest you continue to do... nothing.

  3. @mgoblog Doing nothing will have to wait! Gotta go throw some water bottles at fellow spectators who aren't spectating properly.

  4. @ChildrenOfYost I am of course mortified that reaction has come to light in a front page article I wrote on MGoBlog. Sick burn.


Michael From TC

March 26th, 2013 at 3:05 AM ^

"giving up on the team" which to be honest, this years team was the worst I have ever seen and was hard to watch, any different than those of you that were openly calling for our football coach to get fired midseason then hoping we lose the bowl game to seal his fate?


The difference I see is that instead of openly bashing this team, that set themselves up to be bashed all season (save the last month), he simply chose to not write about them. I say props to him for holding back the public display of disapproval every game for the team.


March 25th, 2013 at 5:56 PM ^

Unsurpisingly, I agree w/ C of Yost. Brian doesn't come of as someone I would happily cooperate with due to his penchant for giving up and losing hope. He's so utterly sensitive. As a matter of fact, he also got into it with Stephen Nesbitt on twitter. He acts like a complete child.


March 25th, 2013 at 8:17 PM ^

Because saying he doesn't want to write about a team == losing hope and being a whiny person. 

And my gawd, he disagreed with someone else on twitter!  Hide the children and close the hatches, the world is about to end!

I don't agree with Brian on everything - I think he holds a more pessimistic view on the teams during a season than I would - but the fact that anyone is arguing an 18-19-3 team (that was 10-18-2 before a late-season hot streak) is somehow redemptive because they lost in the finals of a tournament completely ignores the fact they had no business even getting that far.


March 25th, 2013 at 6:12 PM ^

Normally I when I see these threads I think to myself that if I wanted to follow twitter, I would follow twitter, and then the OP posts some great drama!  Does this mean I should create a twitter account?  What's a guy to do?


March 25th, 2013 at 6:13 PM ^

I'm sorry, but what's there to be positive about?  This is the worst Michigan hockey team since I was a toddler. Sure they made a decent attempt at salvaging the season, but when, by all accounts, you underachieved and did not bring effort for a significant portion of the season, I would say you're not exactly begging for positive reviews.


March 25th, 2013 at 6:41 PM ^

How do you know that? I don't think Brian boo'ed the team and I don't think he ever wished for their demise.  There is certainly no evidence of that.

He quit writing articles about them during the year - fine. You can support a team without doing that. He called the team out for their underperformance. Fine. But he never didn't support them.

Jack Daniels

March 25th, 2013 at 5:57 PM ^

Well, Brian also ended up getting into it with Nesbitt on twitter....seemed like Nesbitt had no quarrel with him but Brian just wanted to bitch him out


March 25th, 2013 at 5:59 PM ^

Everyone is just frustrated that the season had such a disappointing outcome.  You are allowed to be a fan and be upset with the object of your fandom.  Saying otherwise is like saying that you can't love your spouse if you're occasionally upset with them.  

I seriously hate arguments over "true fandom" and CoY is using just that type of argument here.  


March 25th, 2013 at 6:20 PM ^

If you can become a hero (Novak, Hunwick), you can become a villain.  I'm willing to say that there's a limit here, but I don't think we should be in the habbit of never saying anything critical of a college athelete.  As far as the 'disease' comment, that's probably toeing the line, but not wholly unacceptable.  

Wolverine Devotee

March 25th, 2013 at 7:51 PM ^

Honestly wouldn't surprise me at all if it's you who is my serial negger. Having multiple accounts upvoting yourself and downvoting others. 

Quite ironic how I get negged in things such as game threads where I'm giving updates and normal people on here find no need to neg. 

You seem like "that guy".  

Now go on. Run along and sic your 3 accounts on me whilst you upvote yourself. 


March 25th, 2013 at 8:04 PM ^

Sorry, man, but this is my only account (IP access record would confirm this).   I only downvote people when they write something I disagree with (and if they come up with a valid argument, I even upvote them (e.g. Owl)) -- and in general I'd guess that 90% of my moderation is positive, not downvotes.

Hate to tell it to you, but you accumulate the downvotes because of your trip to Bolivia and your bigotry.  Once the old system comes back, you'll see that you most likely are getting dozens of downvotes -- the current system just places a floor at -1, so you have no idea how many (or how little) downvotes you're getting.

But who cares about mgopoints?

Wolverine Devotee

March 25th, 2013 at 8:12 PM ^

I guess if we're going off tweets, I'm a bigot.........what's gonna happen now? Am I gonna be banned? I did nothing on this site to warrant one. 

You have an obsession with following me around and posting tweets of mine like the fanboy that you are. I pray for you and have a nice day sir! 


March 25th, 2013 at 8:25 PM ^


I did nothing on this site to warrant one.


Weren't you sent to Bolivia because you made some ignorant statements connecting Arizona, immigrants, etc.?  That's the definition of bigotry, and that's why you couldn't post threads for a while.  FYI I haven't downvoted any of your posts in this series of responses, scout's honor.

Wolverine Devotee

March 25th, 2013 at 8:31 PM ^

I'll save you the time just in case you don't have it bookmarked-

"Fiesta/BW3 Bowl is still in AZ so you have a risk of that with the illegal trash living in AZ."

Bolivia time was served back in January. Not a ban. Again, get over it. 

I've never seen someone so obsessed with something someone posted on the internet. 


March 26th, 2013 at 2:01 AM ^

You are a complete disgrace of a Michigan fan and epitomize why people like me stay the hell away from Yost. You're not important enough to spend any time looking into this, but I doubt very much such a hateful bigot as yourself ever attended here. They really should ban your ass from campus. Now go talk more shit on twitter and get yourself fired.


March 25th, 2013 at 8:20 PM ^

I don't think I've ever seen someone so concerned with imaginary numbers as much as you are. Who gives a fuck if you're downvoted or not? Does it take away from your ability to post? No. Does it hurt you in any way? No. Does it prevent people from seeing your opinions? No. Does it take away some of the all important MGoPoints? No.

You're just bitching and whining about an imaginary number

To steal a line from OMG Shirtless, "If I could, I would neg myself every post because it's funny that some people take it seriously."


And seriously? Accusing someone of having 3 accounts, just to neg you? Does it get any more MGoEgotistical than that?


March 25th, 2013 at 6:12 PM ^

As some who totally fights with his spouse, I agree.  And this year's hockey season was pretty pathetic.  Why is it that Michigan fans are allowed to be jubilant when our teams do well, but we aren't true fans if we're upset when they don't?  

Wanna know why I'm not pissed about the season?  I honestly stopped watching it less than halfway through.  So maybe I'm a fair-weather M hockey fan.  

To keep the analogy alive, Brian is at least still fighting with his spouse.  I've stopped fighting because I stopped caring, which is far worse.


March 25th, 2013 at 6:17 PM ^

I understand CoY's stance. They're the student section. They support the team blindly, as they should.  As a former serious Maize Rage member, I do the same for basketball.

But it doesn't mean the season wasn't a failure. It was.

Just like I can admit the 2010 basketball season was a failure while still supporting the players, CoY should be able to just support the players and accept that there will be (rightfully) criticism of the season.

Wolverine Devotee

March 25th, 2013 at 6:20 PM ^

It was the way Brian was putting them down like that. Like they didn't nearly just pull another 2010. 

If they won, the post on the front page would be muppets AND OH LAWD JESUS STEVE RACINE IS THE SECOND COMING OF SHAWN HUNWICK!!!!!1!

But to dog them for going on a playoff run and almost doing the impossible, again. Doesn't sit well with me. But what does my opinion mean? I'm just some bloke who posts comments on a board. 

I Bleed Maize N Blue

March 25th, 2013 at 6:34 PM ^

Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and nuclear weapons.

Winning would have been great.  Losing means no NCAA Tournament, incredible streak ended.

If Hoke can call an 11-2 season a failure due to no Big Ten Championship, then this hockey season was certainly a failure.  If anything, I would object to Brian's saying "The scarlet F is branded in this team."  I would only say the season was a failure, not the team.


March 25th, 2013 at 6:37 PM ^

Putting them down like what?  Also, I think there's a difference between 2010's mediocre (by UM standards) talent making a run and 2012-13's team full of future NHL'ers giving away half the season.

A: I don't think Brian was overtly negative, or at least not personally demeaning.

B: I don't think we should form opinions based on what we think Brian would have posted had we somehow pulled a miracle upset of Notre Dame.

Again, it's the worst team in a very, very long time. That's by objective standards. Thanks for the kids that worked their asses off and especially thanks to the seniors. However, they'll be the first to tell you that their season was shit.

Bando Calrissian

March 25th, 2013 at 6:38 PM ^

Except the Children of Yost are not the student section.

The Children of Yost like to think they're the student section. Some of them may even be students.

But the more and more they try to subjectively declare who is and isn't a true fan, the more and more they use their Twitter feed to declare beefs with individuals and groups within their own fanbase, the more and more I begin to think the CoY don't speak for anybody but the shadowy people with the password. 

And, honestly, given the fact many of their staunchest defenders around here have spent at least one stint in Bolivia, I'm inclined to appreciate Brian's contributions to his own blog and his decade and a half of institutional memory around this program more than their constant childish backbiting and negativity.