I do find it annoying that they feel so much love and 13 year old girl, boy- band worship for him that they will come onto a rival fan board and feel the need to do the same there.
First off, I do understand that Michigan fans have been excited about Harbaugh being our new coach, and it has the extra benefit that he was already connected to the program and is coming in after 7 tough years. I would think someone that has already gone through this type of excitement would understand. I mean Urban Meyer was hailed as the savior of the Buckeye program when he was first hired, much like Harbaugh was for Michigan. Quote below.
Buckeye fans are treating Meyer as if he's the second coming of our lord.
In Ohio State's current situation, Meyer may just be the program's messiah — in a college football manner of speaking.
That is just one quick example from multiple articles that had similar references when he was first hired. That mantra was so ingrained in the press that it was still being sung in 2013. I'm sure if I look, I may be able to find it being rehashed after the national championship this year. The truth is, you can't hold the fans accountable for the press's choice of words to sell papers or gain clicks, and you can't hold contempt for a fanbase that is optimistic with a new coaching hire.
What you can do though is choose to stop subjecting yourself to all of the Michigan coverage if it annoys you so much. Don't you see that you are the one that is subjecting yourself to what you are most annoyed about? You can choose to stop going to Mgoblog and reading every bit of Harbaugh and Michigan related coverage you can get your hands on. I guess that would mean you couldn't come on here and give it your own twisted spin. The difference between you and I is that what I attempt to do here is give the forum a constructive Michigan fan's perspective, but your purpose partly appears to be going to Michigan sites so that you can come back here and give a tOSU perspective on Michigan happenings. I do hope that I'm hitting the mark on my intended purpose here, but given your comments, I will bow out for the day to start the weekend to reflect and let you guys commence with what is supposed to be a no Michigan day (which I usually honor by not commenting on anything on Fridays if I can help it ;) )
Before I leave, I do want to answer your question you directed to me.
Blue Bayou, you don't find it inappropriate that an adult college coach, in the process of recruiting two HS students, asks them to get down in a 3 pt. stance in a public restaurant and make a spectacle of them?
First, No, I don't think it is inappropriate. The use of the word inappropriate almost implies some level ill intent, or that Harbaugh harmed them in some way. It definitely was a pretty innocent interaction. Now, Would I have done what Harbaugh did? No, I wouldn't, but I've learned that not all people handle situations the same way. This has greatly played out in my role as a parent. I've found many times I can't have the same expectations for my kids, that they are going to have to do things there own way sometimes, so I am not going to expect someone like Harbaugh, or Urban to act like me if I can't get my own kids to. They have to be themselves, and apparently how they are has lead them to be successful in their careers to this point, so I am not going to question it. The thing with leadership, is that it comes in different packages, and sometimes you have to be willing to put yourself out there and look ridiculous.
Have a great weekend everybody!