further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
I'm not sure how I feel about the grad transfer rule one way or the other, but in the midst of all that's going on with coaches leaving programs days after signing day, this article contains an exceptional level of hypocritical BS:
After re-watching "The Fab Five," I got to thinking: What other U-M story should be made into an ESPN 30-for-30? Thus far, that's been the only Michigan-based 30-for-30. ESPN also did "The Brady Six," but that was a Year of the Quarterback documentary, not a 30-for-30.
There have also been Michigan documentaries in recent years on HBO (the Michigan-Ohio State one) and the B1G Network (the 1989 basketball team). The B1G Network also aired the Billy Taylor documentary, although they didn't make that one. And the excellent Willis Ward/Gerald Ford documentary ("Black and Blue") was on PBS.
So help me out here: What U-M story that hasn't been told needs to be a 30-for-30?
(And forgive me if this has already been a forum topic...)
He was recently followed on the twitters by Coach Partridge and Coach Singletary. Can't find him on any recruiting sites, but he was offered recently by Syracuse. Preferred Walk-On? Late 2015 flyer? MOAR attrition? What does it all mean?
Anyway, his Hudl film looks pretty solid:LINK
What say you, MgoBloggers?
All this talk of this stupid idea of a "thematic fight song to be played at University athletic events" pushed me to make this post.
The Victors is obviously not going anywhere. It is the #1 fight song of its kind. We all know the story behind it. It was penned in 1898 by student Louis Elbel on his way home from Chicago when Michigan beat Chicago 12-11 to give them their first Western Conference championship.
But what about the two other fight songs that Michigan had?
From 1900-1909, The Victors disappeared from campus. The only place The Victors could be found was on piano sheet music. It was NOT played by the MMB at football games or rallies.
Michigan's fight song pre-1898 and from that time period from 1900-1909 was "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight". If that name sounds familiar to you, Wisconsin plays their version of that song after they score a touchdown as does WMU.
Michigan's "Hot Time" had special Michigan lyrics that are as of right now lost to history. I've done some research for them and have yet to find anything. Might require a trip to Bentley.
When The Victors was eventually rediscovered, at the time, it didn't make much sense. Michigan was an independent, having left the Western Conference in 1907. So, the song you hear once a game at Football games during pregame was created to be Michigan's new fight song from 1912-1916. That's right, Varsity, became the official fight song and The Victors once again vanished.
It wasn't until 1917, when Michigan re-joined the Western Conference (now-B1G) that The Victors returned as Michigan's primary fight song with Varsity being occasionally played.
tl;dr- Michigan should play Varsity more than once a game. It's a great song that people should probably get to know. And maybe just maybe, if someone comes across our lyrics for "Hot Time", the band could play that once in awhile.
Hey, you never know. Another verse of The Victors that was eventually discovered in the 2000s.
Men of Michigan onto victory, Ev'ry man in ev'ry play.
Michigan expects her Varsity to win today!
Rah! Rah! Win for Michigan!
Varsity, Down the field.
Never yield, Raise high our shield.
March on to victory for Michigan,
And the Maize and Blue
Oh Varsity, We're for you,
Here for you to cheer for you.
We have no fear for you. Oh Varsity!
I got sick this week and missed work.
How many MGoUsers out there could honestly make the claim, "I don't get sick"?
I've met a few machines that would go on ~five year stretches without taking a sick day. Me, I usually have one or two sick bouts a year of one or two days each. How about the rest of the board?
EDIT: for MattisonMan