Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Quick Public Service Announcement for Michigan Fans

Real life interfered today, so the Run Chart won't be out until late tonight. My apologies, and I will do my best to make sure it's out much earlier than this from here on out.

Now, with that aside...

10 years ago, before Rivals and Scout and all that, recruits were, aside from the true diehards who had access to the limited recruiting services that were out there, anonymous to fans and flew way under the radar until they arrived on campus at their colleges of choice. As the recruiting services have come to prominence and become mainstream, though, nobody's anonymous anymore. Fans know who just about everybody is now, and most of the time, this is a big advantage, because these recruits are still 16, 17, 18 year old kids, and they love the limelight, and having complete strangers shouting their names and praising them makes them feel like rockstars and paints the school in a positive light.

On the other hand, it opens the door to all kinds of jackassery. So I'll be blunt and right to the point, no whimsical musing here.

If you are the person who verbally attacked Anthony Zettel after Saturday's game because he hasn't committed to Michigan yet, or if you're the tool who flipped off James Ross and his father because they wore red and white ST. MARY'S PREP SWEATSHIRTS to the game, you're a piece of shit, and I'm embarrassed to cheer for the same team as you. Go jump off a cliff.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.


Tim said...

I appreciate this.

Thank you.

Scott said...

Cosigned, agreed, etc etc.