Even I can resist a snarky, football-related post after reading this:
“It’s amazing some of the things that people would say [on a message board] or yell at you of a personal nature,” [Rich] Rodriguez said Monday. “You almost want to tell them, ‘Get a life.’
“There’s a whole lot bigger problems. Look at the economy.”
Hmmm. Is this really the message the University of Michigan athletic department wants to send to its fan base? Do you want 100,000 season ticket holders pondering whether the $750 it costs to buy a pair of Michigan season tickets is a prudent expenditure in light of the current state of the local economy? And by “getting a life” does Rodriguez mean finding something to do with your time besides watching a 3-8 football team? That’s probably good advice in terms of getting people to be better human beings–but not such a good thing in terms of maintaining a powerhouse college football program.
The university may want to consider (1) assigning a “communications specialist” to work with Coach Rodriguez on future interview responses and (2) blocking his internet access to college football message boards.