Posted on: September 6, 2012 11:43 am
One has to wonder why all the uproar? ESPN wrote a MAJOR piece on it. Every sports rag has it and they are still writing about it.
Dantonio took care of it.
Yes, the MSU players should have, as Dantonio so elegantly phrased it, kept their mouths shut.
Still. Such an uproar?
Go tweet/twitter yourselves.
Where was the uproar when, on national TV, little Mike Hart made his infamous trash talk?
No one scolded him on his lack of maturity or told him he should keep his mouth shut. He pulled his stunt (and you can see it in his shifty eyes that he knew EXACTLY what he was doing) when any kind of retribution/revenge would happen after he was gone. Lack of stature. Lack of character.
Yes, the MSU players should have, as Dantonio so elegantly phrased it, kept their mouths shut.
Immature, true, but the Michigan players get a chance to get even THIS YEAR.
So where was all the media criticsm of Hart?
So, Coach Hoke takes care of twitter for UM. Good for him. But, just maybe he should spend a little more time keeping his upper classmen, star players out of court.
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:20 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 10:43 am
The following preface is added with the intent to mitigate the risk that certain individuals may jump to false conclusions because they skim or partially read what was written (as they have done all too many times in the past), a risk generally present with the message boards.
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Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:42 pm
Again this year, we will be running the "You Make The Call" contest.
Posted on: December 4, 2010 4:05 pm
Affiliated Press -- Dec. 2, 2010 Ann Arbor, MI
Crisis in Ann Arbor Continues
Continuing on the situation first made public on Oct. 9, 2010, the Crisis in Ann Arbor worsens.
As reported in October, there critical shortages included paper bags, mortuary makeup and resorative wax. Obviously connected in some way to the State of Michigan's economic woes, the list of shortages is growing longer.
Mayor John Hieftje has confirmed reports of a total absence of facial tissue in the city and surrounding areas.
"These are serious shortages. We are considering a declaration of a state of emergency."
As if to confirm the reported shortage, The Department of Sanitation reports a significant increase in the number of empty Kleenex boxes being recycled.
Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez allegedly has a cache of tissues, at least 20 cartons, stashed away, according to an anonymous graduate assistant.
Off the record, Mayor Hieftje was heard to say that there are a lot of snotty noses in Ann Arbor right now.
Byline -- Jack Piooma
Posted on: October 27, 2010 11:04 am
Affiliated Press -- May 11, 2010 Chicago, IL
Big Ten Expansion Completed!!
AP: In a late breaking story, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany just announced the addition of a twelfth school to the Big Ten Conference.
The new addition will not exactly be new. Former Big Ten school, University of Chicago, has agreed to be reinstated in the conference.
The University of Chicago, which is a member of the University Athletic Association in NCAA Division III, will begin immediately to elevate its varsity sports to Division I caliber programs according to Tom Weingartner, Director of Athletics.
"The University of Chicago is pleased to rejoin the Big Ten," commented university president Robert Zimmer, "and it has been too long in the coming. This reunion makes a tremendous amount of sense given Chicago was a founding member of the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives, which is what the Big Ten was called when we created it in 1896. Also, since Chicago is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and most importantly a founding member of the Committee on Intercollegiate Cooperation, an exclusive research cooperative that includes Chicago and the 11 excellent universities of the Big Ten, we all agree that the University of Chicago is the perfect fit. We are very excited to return to the fold."
In an off the record comment, Delany said that splitting the pie 13 ways was not very agreeable to the current arrangement, referring to the 5.6 billion dollars in research funding shared CIC members.
Conference realignments for all of the varsity sports will be worked out over the next several months. Chicago's varsity sports will be transitioned over the next 3 years due to scheduling issues, with basketball to begin in 2011 and football in 2012.
In a separate interview, University of Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez is quoted as saying that he was pleased to be able to schedule Chicago as it would allow him to pad his schedule with something other than a cupcake Division I-AA school, such as Appalachian State or a doormat MAC team like Toledo..
-- byline Jack Piooma
Posted on: October 25, 2010 7:30 am
Affiliated Press -- Oct. 9, 2010 Ann Arbor, MI
Posted on: July 11, 2009 10:21 am
Let's examine this exemplar, this role model.
He "somehow" managed to get an offer from Alabama, but turned it down saying how much he loves West Virginia and wants to continue coaching there until he retires. He got a fat pay raise.
And the best for last...
In a recent article, the second letter of resignation written by Dr. Dirty Dikrod was discussed. Would you like to know what was listed at the top of the list of reasons why Dirty Dikrod left WVU?
Was it because WVU failed to follow through and give the assistant coaches an annual pay raise?
The number one reason Dirty Dikrod left West Virginia University as listed in his letter of resgnation is the university refused to allow him to violate NCAA regulations.
He stated, first on the list, that he left WVU because the university would not allow him to let his players keep and sell their scholarship issued textbooks.
He should have taken the Alabama job. He would have fit right in.
There is no excuse, no rationalization that gets Dr. Dirty Dikrod off the hook. Every coach, especially head coaches had better know the rules, all of them. It is part of the job. If Dr. Dirty Dikrod was unaware of the rules, well that just does not say much in his favor.
The title of this blog is Dr. Dirty Dikrod, Snakeoil Saleman.
Snake oil. Look it up.
You Skunkbears think this is a compliment. You poor, ignorant fools.
"Snake oil" is an insult.
In the 1870s through 1890s, there were self-proclaimed Doctors who went around what was then the west, selling their Elixors, which were primarily based on snake oil, along with whatever other ingrediants they could scrounge. These bottles of Elixor would be sold as cures for colds, age, infertility, llack of verility, youth enhancers, and whatever else the travelling snake oil salesmen could fabricate.
So, it is with the greatest amusement that I read skunkbear posts that brag about Dr. Dirty Dikrod's "snake oil."
Dr. Dirty Dikrod is the consummate snakeoil salesman. The fans have bought into this completely. The poor, pathetic fools.
You now own a stain that is bigger and yellower than the stripes on your mascot.
Enjoy your humiliation, skunkbears.
Why do I use "Dikrod?" It is an obvious play on RRod. Dick is one diminutive of Richard. I spell it Dik, leaving out the "C" because I see no championship in that name.
Posted on: June 24, 2009 11:01 am
Edited on: June 24, 2009 11:02 am
This piece was originally posted on the Spartan Message board as Lest we forget (part 3).
For the past several weeks, I have been engaged in a large research project (NCAA football). As often happens during research, interesting things are uncovered that are not directly related to the thesis being investigated. Such curiosities are often worth a digression, so I spent a little time looking at what follows.
First, a little background.
In the Forcier vs. Paulus, who cares ? Gotta Love It!!! on May 3, 2009 10:59 pm, Michwolverines1 posted:
So once again I have proven that you do ABSOLUTELY NO research before you post. Dont throw a hissy fit because RR is going after top talent in speed states like FL and TX. Dont get mad that Dantonioioioio cant compete with the Floridas and LSUs of the nation for recruits.Given the above comment, Florida, Louisiana St., Michigan, and Michigan St. are assessed.
Dantonio adapts to May's recruiting rule changes
That is a membership link that can be accessed via Yahoo Sports.
The revelant passages:
Other programs get a lot of mileage out of their camps, too. But its crucial at Michigan State, where recruiting within a five-hour radius is paramount. In the past two years, 39 of the 44 players who have signed with Michigan State lived within five hours of East Lansing.
Dantonio said he wants to branch out more to Florida. He signed two from the sunshine state in February. He had five assistants scouting Florida in May. Hence, May film evaluation isn't limited to just inner-radius prospects. But the first obligation and responsibility for Dantonio and his staff is to know as much as possible about all of the prospects within the five-hour radius, where the Spartans have a better chance to get commitments.
An interesting, related article: Programs must go national to find system-fitting players