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.



March 25th, 2013 at 9:01 PM ^

BUT, there is a difference between being critical of the team and being a fairweather whiner. Completely ceasing all hockey coverage falls into the latter.

That's a bit of a stretch for a guy that goes to every Michigan hockey game. So he decided to not write about the worst Michigan team in many of our lifetimes. It doesn't make him fairweather. If anything it makes him realistic and a smart business operator to divert his attention to the basketball team and things like "SeedWatch" and "B10 Power Rankings of Power"

Maize and Blue in OH

March 25th, 2013 at 11:35 PM ^

This is still the worst hockey team in a long time, so if you have given up on writing about them, you don't need to write about how the season ended or call out others. Brian comes off as petulant and a bit of a baby as he seems to be writing the recap as a response to people being ok with how the team finished.


March 26th, 2013 at 12:01 AM ^

For the record, this isn't the first time he's wrote about hockey since he said he was done with regular recaps.

In fact, I believe he wrote a recap of the Western series and he's still included big news in UVs. 

Because he decided to not spend time re-capping games in detail of the not-headline-sport and then wrote a writeup on the end of the season makes him petulent?  I think some people just like finding flaws. 

Also, remember there's a reason Brian gives his press passes to Heiko and Ace.  He goes out of his way to stay a fan and not be a member of the press/beat writer.  He's a blog writer.  He has no obligation to do regular columns, especially when regular columns are becoming "another shitty effort."

Space Coyote

March 25th, 2013 at 8:09 PM ^

I don't have a dog in this fight. [Brian] does [tweets] completely free. No revenue from site clicks, no ads, nothing to make him money. Everything he does is completely free. He does it because he enjoys it. So, like I said, I don't have a dog in this fight. I appreciate that [Brian] shares stuff for free and it's not just reposting VIP stuff. So, even though I don't have a dog in this fight, I also won't let you just make up lies.