I often agree with M Man, and he often gives us very good insight into all things University of Michigan. I also enjoy the legal perspective and expertise that he brings as well. However, he could probably be less condescending, which is a trait we often ascribe to persons of similar allegiance around here.
I don't know that he should necessarily be banned for expressing his opinions, but when you get passive-aggressive with a staff member, yeah, you should expect that. But Ramzy could have gone about it more professionally (as in, sans the F word) as well.
I miss the days when we could discuss actual football with M Man. It was more fun back then.
All fair points. I'm not all that familiar with M Man's work because I don't spend very much time in the forums and barely read the comments either (i.e. if I have something I want to say, I'm blessed with a time slot on elevenwarriors dot com for that purpose - and the time I put into writing sort of eats up the time I'd spend in the forums, etc).
There are three things at play here: One is his snippy tirade in the comments of my column from last Wednesday; two is his breach of the Florida State/Winston buckshot with a continuation of that same stupid Michigan tirade which was off-topic and violated site rules; three was that this past weekend just happened to be my turn as 11W's weekend editor, which thrust me into site custodial duties, i.e. actually spending time in the forums and managing the content.
I don't know if M Man is always like that or not, but the thing is - I really don't care. If you're going to go into an Ohio State site with a Michigan helmet icon, you shouldn't act like you own the fucking place, especially toward one of the guys who literally does.
As for being professional...11W is my glorious escape from professionalism. I just can't get terribly upset over naughty words.