Wow, it's been an eternity in MGoBlog time since I posted a wallpaper. I've had a busier schedule than I could have ever imagined. My wife and I welcomed our 2nd child, a beautiful baby girl named Norah. I've also had to adapt to being a parent to children, not just a child. Let me tell you, that is a much different beast.
All of that to say this - I'm sorry that it's been so long. I'm hopeful that too much hasn't changed in my favorite corner of the internet. I haven't missed much other than 12 or so "redshirt" threads, it seems.
This wallpaper is going to be hit or miss with you all, I'm sure. When trying to decide what type of wallpaper I'd go with for the Chippewas, I came up with several non-PC options (indian casino, putting Brady Hoke's face on a Chief, etc.) and then landed on the dreamcatcher design. Believe it or not, I like to incorporate some depth/history into my wallpapers (HEY, that Zombie Toussaint wallpaper was totally cerebral..get it? Brains?...anyway...), so I did some research on the Chippewa people. One big cultural/artistic piece I came across being attributed to them was the dreamcatcher. Now, I'd made one back in elementary school and it was cool then, but I was stoked to make a 2013 Michigan Football theme for my new catcher of dreams. I used that as my base and threw in a picture of a random Michigan field for good measure.
I wanted the wallpaper to have the schedule on it, so that's why it's there. I did add a texture to the overall wallpaper to give it an interesting feel, so it's not as clean-cut as some in the past, but I like it (and in the end that's really all that matters, right?).
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and will use it or perhaps my Scenic Michigan Stadium wallpaper until Notre Dame week arrives. One week, ladies and gentleman! Let's Go BLUE!!!
Enjoy and GO BLUE!
Came across a piece about the 5 key players for Michigan's 2013 season. I won't ruin the rest of the article for you, but the obvious #1 is Devin Gardner and his health.
Who's play do you think is most important for us to win the B1G?
Behind Gardner sits true freshman Shane Morris and redshirt freshman Brian Cleary. Because neither of them are ready to take the reins, Gardner’s durability will be the overwhelming factor of Michigan’s success throughout the year.
SportsTalk313 just posted a season preview piece that quickly outlines each game. Not a ton of in-depth info in this one, but it predicts 9 wins minimum and says "anything over that will be a successful year." I'm inclined to agree...I think we should win more than 9 if everyone stays healthy.
Also, I had no idea Nebraska is off the schedule until at least 2017(!)
I am attending the Chicago Football Preview featuring our very own Brian, Sam Webb, and Gerry Dinardo. Does anybody have any questions they want asked?
Getting excited for the season hope you all are also. Closer than you think.
Article on SI about Michigan recruiting on an elite level and mentions this very site.
Yesterday new Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman decided not to retain former Michigan OC and Bears TE coach Mike Debord.
Debord is officially on the market.
FWIW Marc Trestman was a Golden Gopher QB in the late 1970s.