[eDebate] CSIS Bloggers and Coaches' Poll

michael hester uwgdebate
Tue Sep 29 00:49:59 CDT 2009


i didn't have any concerns. i was just poking fun of the CSIS
controversy earlier, and giving an indirect shout-out to my fellow
ATLien JWard (hooty-hoo J-Dub!).

i love the poll, anonymity and all. Seth rocks. Warden rocks. the 'Nooch rocks.

most of all, DethKlok Rocks.

hester

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:34 AM, Michael Antonucci
<antonucci23 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm personally not that worried about Warden getting bounced from the
> casino.  (Who is the mean unibrow in this metaphor?)
>
> The route from his publicly available, institutionally constrained blog to
> direct victories for any one team seems circuitous at best.  I also don't
> see how he's any more or less invested in the community as a result of his
> blog.  He's surely very supportive of Northwestern, but that's true
> regardless of his public writings.
>
> That said, Hester may have a very valid concern.  If the coaches' poll is
> going to be a thing, maybe it could be transparent?  Any form of competitive
> ranking in this community is potentially contentious, and public
> accountability seems the easiest fix.  If you want a vote, you should be
> able to defend it.
>
> I have no problem with the game, but it's probably best that everyone keep
> their hands above the table to avoid accusations of rigging.
>
> Of course, it's informal and Seth's thing, so he can do it however he
> chooses.  Just an idea to boost its legitimacy and avoid backlash.
>
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