On Coverage And Commentary Of Dantonio And Harbaugh...

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On Coverage And Commentary Of Dantonio And Harbaugh...

A Detroit news outlet addresses how Mark Dantonio and Jim Harbaugh have different levels of achievement in games of significance. In other news, the temperatures in the Midwest will begin to cool a bit as September inches closer to October.

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I saw a headline in a Detroit newspaper’s online sports page today.

It reads:

MARK DANTONIO WINS THE GAMES JIM HARBAUGH HASN’T.

Far be it from me to question the integrity of the editors of the Detroit news outlet – but –

Isn’t that a little like running a headline that reads like this:

U.S. ECONOMY MORE ROBUST THAN VENEZUELAN ECONOMY

With people starting to catch up to what some of us have been saying ever since UMAA’s J. Ira and Nikki Harris Head Coach arrived in Ann Arbor and was awarded rivalry trophies, Big Ten Championship trophies, College Football Playoff appearance rings, and National Championship trophies before the new coach had even overseen a practice, it’s humorous for us to see how there are stories about how Mark Dantonio has won games that Jim Harbaugh hasn’t been able to.

Here’s a question that might be hard to answer quantifiably –

Did any of the Detroit papers ever run a headline that said this:

SCHEMBECHLER WINS THE GAMES PERLES HASN’T

If an editor of a Detroit paper wanted to run that headline in, say, 1986, he or she probably would have been laughed out of the 3:30p editorial meeting since running a headline like that would be pretty silly.

How about the comedy of this hypothetical headline –

LLOYD CARR WINS THE GAMES BOBBY WILLIAMS HASN’T

(except for the one we all remember, of course)

How many times does it need to be said?

Mark Dantonio has won three Big Ten Championships and Harbaugh has  3rd place, 3rd place, and 4th place finishes in his DIVISION.

I love ya, @Farmdog – but this is what I’m talking about and it’s why we continue to address what has to be addressed since the coverage of it is humorous to some of us.

I’ll say this – we’re only one game into the 2018 season.

I’m well aware of the fact that there is a long, long, long way to go and that Mark Dantonio’s own words need to be remembered and recognized by Green & Whiters – pride does come before the fall.

But as of right now – on this very day, September 7th, 2018 – why is it newsworthy or poignant or even credible to point out that Mark Dantonio wins the games that Jim Harbaugh hasn’t since it’s about the most obvious thing in all of college football, let alone in the state of Michigan?

If Harbaugh’s arrival wasn’t met with the immediate – and laughable – hype and attention and assumptions and nonsense but was, rather, met with a normal type of coverage and focus, there wouldn’t be the intensity of the scrutiny that he and UMAA now facing.

If Harbaugh didn’t build tree forts with recruits and didn’t run around with his shirt off and didn’t complain about supposed slights after every meaningful loss, maybe there would be less schadenfreude than there is right now.

On top of all of the nonsense, UMAA is a .500 football team over its last 18 football games.

And in three+ seasons, Harbaugh has led UMAA to exactly zero truly meaningful victories.

These are all facts.

And just for the record – if UMAA defeats Michigan State this season, SpartansWire will be the first to tip its cap to the victors.

But in the meantime, yeah – Mark Dantonio wins the games Jim Harbaugh hasn’t.

And the American economy is more robust than the Venezuelan economy.

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