at least it's not just us?
OK, to my knowledge this has never come up:
That is the video for Coolio's single "1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New)" from 1996. When I saw it, I immediately noticed Mr. Ivey is wearing a 1995 Nike Michigan home jersey #18, which would make it Amani Toomer. It would also make it one of the earliest Nike Michigan replica jerseys to feature the swoosh. (He looks to have the tackle twill model rather than the screenpressed.)
But wait, at both 0:27 and 0:54, we see that one of Coolio's posse is rocking a #21 white Michigan road jersey. I do not see the swoosh on it, so I am going to presume that this is a Howard homage rather than a Biakabatuka, although the video would have been likely shot post-1995 Ohio State game, so perhaps it is a 313 shout out.
Anyway, since it had never come up to my knowledge, here it is. Enjoy your Thursday afternoon. Because there ain't no party like a Big House party because a Big House party don't stop.
So there was some definite angst here when Desmond spoke out at a conference and used Denard as an example of the entitlement that the fans and media give to athletes (paraphrased as to what I hope/think he meant)
Desmond's twitter feed shows that the two of them are just fine:
On a very quiet Easter Sunday, here's a little humor for you while you watch the Tigers
attempt to sweep the ChiSox.
Desmond Howard was innocently doing his thing on Twitter earlier today:
desmond_howard How do you judge the character or a person? Give an example or a quote that best describes your feelings/thoughtsdesmond_howard One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
To which Desmond replies:
Desmond's new buddy comes back with this attempt to smooth things over:
Moral of the story: You will lose if you mess with #21.
Disclaimer: The excellent Michigan's First Night Game! thread prompted the following. While this topic is highly related to the previous post, I believe it deserves its own thread.
A highly respected Michigan blogger and MGoUser passed to me an email exchange he had with Dave Brandon regarding this year’s Michigan – Notre Dame game and authorized me to create this thread. Back in January, this MGoUser sent an email to DB recommending that Michigan should:
- Work with ESPN to have ESPN College GameDay in Ann Arbor for the game
- Recognize Desmond Howard at halftime for his recent enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame
- Potentially “retire” Desmond’s “21” jersey
An excerpt of Brandon’s response (the return email was sent within three hours at 12:56 am, BTW):
“This was all arranged last Fall when Desmond was announced. You will get your wish….we are all over it! It is going to be a special night for Desmond and for Michigan!”
Since Brandon did not specifically address each of the email’s recommendations, I think it’s safe to say that recommendations one and two are a go. I evaluate that recommendation three is merely a possibility. The bottom line is that the entire day and game will certainly be one of the most special occasions in Michigan athletics history (no hyperbole).
Desmond seems to be in Ann Arbor tonight and he seems impressed with Coach Hoke:
May have taken longer than some expected but I believe @DaveBrandonAD got the right man. After speaking w/Coach Hoke, I wanted 2 play 4 him.
He also visited with his "twin" as he said:
So yeah, good to see.