Monday, January 21, 2008

Detroit fishwrap comment of the day

It's after 11AM, and Mlive has nothing new posted on their site. The latest dated stories are from Sunday. Taking MLK day off? Your guess is as good as mine...

Thus, I venture over to the Freep, and wade into their forums. Their forums are populated with commenters whom are balancing on the razor's edge between sanity and insanity. It's like moving from junior high to high school. It's definitely a scary step up in crazy when compared to the more mild mannered Mliver's. Wish me well... If I'm not back in an hour, call the authorities.

I struck gold at the Freep, as the lede in the sports section is the "WVU is racist" claims by Rich Rodriguez's assistant head coach, Calvin Magee, and supported by their agent, Mike Brown. As you might guess, the comments in the Freep story are mean spirited, knee-jerk, poorly researched, totally biased and borderline racist.

But one comment stood out for it's brevity (The Freep commenters write freaking novels), humor, and for being dead on point. Extra credits are given for correct grammar and spelling, which both seem to be optional at the Freep. "Michigan ex-pat" hits the proverbial nail on the head...

This is why Michigan tries to hire from within.

As they say on the tough, hardscrabble streets here in Monroe County, true dat.

This is the story that won't go away, the thing that wouldn't leave. No one on either side, WVU or Rich Rodriguez (And now one of his assistants), is willing to step back, while U of M gets muddied head to toe, thanks to their being the closest bystander.

I thought it might finally die down, till the Magee racism story hit the wires on Sunday. The agent for Rodriguez and Magee is scheduled to make the media rounds in Detroit, to give more of their side of the story. That's going to extend the pissing match, a match no one will win, for another week or so.

At this point, WVU has little reason to remain engaged in this war of words. We've heard nothing more about the supposed shredded documents. Yet they appear willing to continue undercuting the reputation of their school, as Stewart Mandel wrote at SI, by acting like a psycho, stalking ex-girlfriend in regard to their former coach.

Christ, Michigan hiring Carr crony Mike Debord is looking better and better in hindsight, for one reason only. He wouldn't win many games, but we wouldn't have to suffer through a fucking soap opera.

2 comments:

  1. MICHIGAN,

    QUIT ACTING LIKE THE BITTER EX-HUSBAND PISSED OFF ABOUT ALIMONY PAYMENTS WHO WAS CAUGHT WHORING AROUND!!!!

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  2. MICHIGAN,

    QUIYE ACTING LIKE THE BITTER EX-HUSBAND PISSED OFF ABOUT MAKING ALIMONY PAYMENTS BECAUSE YOU WERE CAUGHT WHORING AROUND!!!!

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