here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
As we near the upcoming season I always use the weekend before to brush off my tailgating gear and make sure everything is in good shape. Just wanted to get the Mgoblog community's take on some good tailgating music while a make a new play list for this year.
I know this was discussed ad nauseum a few months ago, but I wanted to revisit it. Sometimes, when faced with something we don't like and given no options to resolve, we actually warm up to an idea. Whether it be complacency or a shift in opinion, I'm starting to think the Leaders and Legends conference names aren't as bad as we initially thought. Am I wrong?
As an example, my wife and I named our son Hudson. I got the feeling that a lot of people didn't like that name as it wasn't really common and sounded kind of funny the first 20 or so times we said it. Almost two years later, everybody loves the name and doesn't see him as anything but Hudson.
In retrospect, some names are beyond salvagability. Beaner's Coffee was a stupid idea when it was created. It was still a stupid idea when it was finally changed.
So, am I suffering from some weird sort of Stockholm Syndrome (or Chicago Syndrome, as it may be) for feeling like these names are growing on me? Or did we all just overreact a bit when the conference names were released?
I'll pose one last question - What if the Big 10 had ALWAYS had the Legends and Leaders divisions? Would you have accepted them as tradition, or thought of them as an embarrasing representation of the conference?
Lee Corso just predicted 5 wins for michigan, saying we have a tough schedule. Kirk and Desomnd both agreed on 8 wins.
Everyone needs to give Corso an extremely hard time now on Septemer 10th.
My highschool's football team played Allen Gant's Sylvania Southview Cougars yesterday. Because of a season-ending torn meniscus, I was up in the box doing stats (side note: the game was at the University of Toledo's Glass Bowl. The boxes are sweet). As far as Gant was concerned, there was nothing special. I only did offensive stats, but I know he had no interceptions. He plays offense too, and he had one catch for 5-ish yards and one jet sweep-like substance for around 7. Nothing else. Although to be fair this isn't really his fault, since Southview was running QB draw after QB draw after QB draw; they threw 5 passes all game. My team (Toledo St. Francis de Sales) went 4-10 passing, with 3 drops and a touchdown.
Also, Southview won, 23-21. I kicked the table with my bad leg. Agonizing pain.
A heads-up to anyone who is in the Ann Arbor area and wants to check out a lot of 2012 commits at once:
Farmington Hills Harrison takes on Cass Tech tonight at 8pm at Eastern Michigan University's Rynearson Stadium. Notable players include:
Farmington Hills Harrison: Mario Ojemudia (UM), Devin Funchess (UM), Aaron Burbridge (MSU, consensus 4*)
Cass Tech: Royce Jenkins-Stone (UM), Terry Richardson (UM), Laron Taylor (Iowa, 2* rivals, 3* scout, 3* 247sports), Ruben Lile (uncommitted, consensus 3*)
It should be a good game, as Cass Tech was unbeaten until it lost to Lake Orion last year in the Division 1 semifinals, while Harrison is the defending Division 2 state champion following a 14-0 season.