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Happy to unveil some new designs for the MGoStore? Pretty ashamed to have them within earshot of anything involving Jerry Sandusky?
Yep, that's me.
I just think it's appropriate to distance them from all of... that. So please feel free to steer any conversation, questions, and commentary about the new shirts here.
Below is Brian's write-up from the front page concerning the new designs:
Forget with consumption. Now that we've talked about horrible crimes you're probably in the mood to buy a shirt. I know I am. You are in luck, as three fabulous options have been added to the MGoStore:
I find it odd that people want to commemorate a concept that means Michigan's quarterback is throwing the ball five feet over his receivers' heads, but commemorate away. Also I'm going to pitch Underground that all MGoShirts should feature someone pointing at something.
There is nothing more that's needed to be said, right?
Things that point at things are awesome.
Jason Avant just called me and ordered fifteen of these. Srsly.
These are simple, fun, lighthearted fare. And they just don't seem to fit in with a story like that. I'm sure you can't blame a guy for wanting to display these independent of the whole PSU thing, right?
Thanks again everybody and GO BLUE
Per Twitter, Brandon Graham is coming off the PUP list tonight to play against Chicago for his 2011 season debut after his bigtime knee injury last year. A lot has been expected of him since he was chosen 13th overall last year, but hopefully this year he'll ease back into the game after fully recovering and set himself up for a breakout 2012 season.
The game, as usual, will be on at 8:30 EST on ESPN. Make sure to watch and root for one of the best guys from the 2009 team along with teammate Jason Avant. (But hopefully not Tacopants.)
I know a lot has been made of losing Wolfork..er..woolful...um...T-Wolf from the secondary this year, and how he could have really helped this defense. I also have heard a lot about Turner, and Dorsey, and hence why our defense was so thin and weak. I disagree that this is why we only were able to meet our 7-5 expectations rather than win a national championship.
I think our greatest loss was a transfer on the offensive side.
Wait what? what you talkin' about Hail storm?
I'm talkin about the transfer earlier this year of Tacopants. I know he transfered because he thought he couldn't work in this spread system, and although it was a slim chance to keep him, I think RR should have done anything try to get him to stick around. I think RR's failure to keep him around is the best reason to get rid of him.
You could see where he could fit in on many accounts when Denard (obviously used to training with Tacopants, and not used to the short and slow (in comparison) recievers he had to work with) over threw wide open recievers on multiple occasions.
Just wondering what other's thoughts were.
Sorry in advance to those wishing this was another thread about RR staying or going.
As even casual followers of the blog are aware, Tacopants is an imaginary player of infinite eligibility who stands eleven feet tall and is able to keep pace with even the fastest of Michigan's annual crop of receivers, striding imperceptibly beside one on almost every play. (Though, dovetailing with the sister-topic below, he may have recently been granted a release from the team). Our QBs have tended to target him from time to time.
Although urban legend suggests that Tacopants has been on the team since the introduction of the forward pass, it is commonly believed that the first sighting by a keen-eyed observer came during the Henne era From the MGoFAQ:
Tacopants is Jason Avant's eleven-foot tall imaginary friend. Chad Henne spent much of 2005 hitting him between the numbers, which are unfortunately eight feet off the ground and made of dreams. Blessed with infinite eligibility and the ability to sneak on and off the field without alerting the referees -- made of dreams, remember -- Tacopants has taken a lesser role in the offense as Henne matures but still pops up at inopportune times. The term has its genesis in this post.
"This post" refers to an article drafted on or about March 30, 2006, and marks the discovery of the player's true name. Up until roughly five years ago, most observers erroneously believed Michigan's QB simply overthrew the ball from time to time, oblivious to Tacopants' pervasive presence.
Speculators on these boards frequently place the first sighting in the Henne era, though occasionally have speculated that he may have burned his redshirt during the Navarre years. This morning, Brian referenced an article I recalled reading the better part of a decade ago, which he authored in 2002. From John Navarre Blamed For Offense, Defense, Kicking Game, Iraq, 9/11, Everything Else:
[O]therwise... goddammit, Navarre, would it kill you to throw it TO him instead of his imaginary eleven-foot-tall friend?
Emphasis added. This is perhaps the first-recorded referenced to Michigan's visually-elusive but very real 12th man, and a notable breakthrough in the epic of Tacopants. Tacopants was, indeed, on the field during Navarre's tenure.
Citing the change in offense under Rich Rodgriguez, which places a higher emphasis on running the football and underneath passing, Tacopants has decided that it was in his best interest to pursue other opportunities. Current speculation is that Notre Dame's passing attack has grabbed his attention.
Wow... LSU's defense has really started getting on Mallett's ass. He's made some god awful throws including an Interception with zero Razorbacks within 15 yds of the pick... overthrows... etc.