at least it's not just us?
I know that Mike Hart got us started on the "little brother" analogy, and as much as I am a Mike Hart fan, I just don't agree with calling MSU the little brother. Here is what I think of when I think of a little brother:
- Someone who you hope has success
- Someone you would cheer for
- Someone you can sympathize for
- Someone you (probably) have a few things in common with
To me, Sparty isn't any of these things. I hate MSU, for all the reasons here and more. I hope they lose every game except maybe ND. I hope they tie ND. And I will never feel sorry for them no matter how badly they get embarrassed. MSU is more like the evil stepsister to this year's somewhat-cinderalla Michigan team.
I am hoping to tag another team as "little brother." Namely, the EMU Eagles. Back to the above little bro characteristics from before. I hope Eastern does well for the remainder of this season and in the future. Remember Mike Hart's comments about playing one-on-one basketball with your little brother? I don't recall it verbatum, but it had something to do with letting him hang around in the game, giving him a little confidence before ultimately you beat him. I don't want to give MSU any confidence. I want to blow them out. Eastern, on the other hand, I looked at and thought, "aww, I hope we win handily but I dont want to embarrass this team." That has a little more "little brother" sentiment to it, don't you think? I felt bad for the Eagles when they lost to Northwestern on that last FG. Lastly, we have more in common with EMU. Ron English is their coach, and thought I don't disagree with RR deciding to let him go (differeing philosophies sure I get it), I think he's a good coach and I wish him success anywhere he goes that isn't OSU, MSU, ND, USC or any SEC school. And who here isn't a Tyrone Wheatly fan? He's coaching EMU running backs. Now that makes me feel less terrible about Dwayne Priest running wild in the first half last week. They are our little brother, we had to let them stick around and build some confidence, just like Mike Hart described.
So, to me:
EMU = little brother
MSU = Evil stepsister
So my question to the MGoCommunity is this: Are you happy with calling sparty "little bro?" Or is eastern a better fit?
The 2009 Eastern Michigan at Michigan HD MP4 torrent has been uploaded to MGoVideo. I didn't upload it, I just figured I'd let everyone know since I didn't see a thread on this already.
There is also a DVD version up as well.
On second down in ND's previous series, Jimmah faced a heavy rush, appeared to "turtle" (crouch down and tuck) and was down after the play. On replay, it looked like he turned his ankle which caused him to crouch instead of trying to evade the rush.
He was taken off, Dave Chryst (sp?) threw a screen pass and the offense punted. ND also just got back to back 15-yard penalties on defense.
I have been amazed at his ability to stay in the game after the poundings he's taken the past two years, but he is still being looked at for this one.
Topic: can an emu turtle? Talk amongst yourselves.
Is Fred Jackson being considered for the Eastern Michigan job? I know Carr is aiding in the search for a new Head Coach, but that would really suck to lose Jackson. He has coached a lot of good, if not great, backs here at Michigan. Not to mention his recruiting, that would be a huge lose for Michigan.
Is he interested in being a head coach?
Has he coached anything other than RB's?