this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Big Ten Presidents are voting this Sunday on proposed divisions, division names, and 9 game schedule for 2014. It also sounds like one school is thinking about trying to ask for a change because they were unhappy with the new divisions--Rittenberg surmised that this school was Michigan State. Where's the threat?
From ESPN's Big Ten Blog:
Personally I love the NFL draft. I enjoy seeing the players dreams come true and I am hoping for my Lions to get this one right. Enjoy the event.
WR Maurice Ways has committed to Michigan— Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu) April 25, 2013
The instagram picture Moe linked:
Gotta like how mom and dad put on a suit for the visit!
Maurice Ways is currently on Michigan's campus, and as noted in Thursday Recruiting, Brian has once again offered to eat his hat in defying the possibility of an incredulous event. That event now being the believed forthcoming commitment of one Mr. Ways.
Sure this thread is likely to be short-lived, given his stated preference for Michigan. Add in the recent visit to MSU, with its gray concrete and dull green stadium, Clockwork Orange scoreboards, and I'm-so-repulsed-I'm-reminded-why-I-so-love-Michigan effect on recruits, and a commitment is likely in the offing. But damn it there's a chance. Maybe Ways waits until tomorrow. Maybe Hand, Peppers, McDowell, Marshall, Scott et al are calling so much he can't get through. Maybe Hoke refuses to take any commitments today, because Hoke is an everyman, and like us he's wondered what a man consuming his own hat would look like. Also interesting: what does the hat look like?
Maybe we get to see this idiom played out, just once in our lifetimes. It's nearly 5:00 and the work day over. Dinner awaits.
I am sorry, I do not know how to embed and can't take time at work to learn to do so. This is the funniest thing I have seen all week.
TIE YOUR LACES
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Four years. Not all of them great, mind you-- but every one of them had their share of magic. I think I already said "Okay, this is the last strip about Shoelace" or something to that effect about three times now-- but I couldn't help myself. One last hurrah, before Denard Xavier Robinson puts on the cap of another football team, and closes a chapter in his life and another in ours.
Tomorrow's Friday Fun will be a drawing that has something to do with Michigan.
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