Mike Lantry, 1972
From many posts over the past 2 months, I know there are quite a few of us who were F5'ing the website constantly -- often to the chagrin of spouses -- waiting for news on RR then on the CC, JH then LM etc etc.
Has this become habit-forming for anyone else??? I now find myself doing the same thing for recruiting. Like the choice of some confused 17 year old kid really should affect my life... but yet, every morsel of news is like another prick of the needle, temporarily satisfying my body's need for it.
Here's how bad it is for me: I actually was thinking about posting a forum question, "WHEN BRYANT SAYS HE IS CHOOSING TONIGHT AT 7:30, IS THAT EASTERN OR CENTRAL TIME (HE'S IN CHICAGO)?"
And I thought to myself: STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!! What have I become??? What's the antedote? When does it end?
Because I know this is going to afflict me right up to February 2, when we'll get news of every fax that UM receives or doesn't receive (anyone remember the heart palpitations when there was news that McGuff's fax didn't come in right away at dawn)... but what will keep me doing this after Feb 2? (Not hoops.) I don't know what it will be.... but I know something will.
(And, for the record, I guess officially I don't really care b/c it doesn't affect me, whether it's 7:30 ET or 7:30 CT for Bryant... BUT... if you happen to know, um, what's the answer, k thx.)
Did he just say the T word?
Last night kicked off the start to a significant 5 day stretch for Michigan Athletics.
Michigan 61 Sparty 57 - Muppets.
Pride comes bef............... nevermind.
Today: Illinois OL Chris Bryant makes his announcement at 7:30 Chicago time
TomVH seems to think we have a slight edge. Thank you very much.
Saturday: Michigan hockey takes the "Sparty Beat-down Tour" to Detroit
Crypt Keeper Comley bid fare-thee-well.
Sunday: MBB returns to the court against Iowa to continue the "Give us a tourney....any tourney" tour.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday is the last ditch effort to sign, seal, and deliver the last of the 2011 Recruiting class.
"I want you, and you, and you, and you, and you"
Let's Go Blue!
Oh, and just cuz it's worth reposting............
Suck it, Sparty!
So clearly there's no "hard news," but I'm wondering if anyone has any insider knowledge about whether we're still applying for a medical redshirt for Gardner, what the chances of obtaining one are and when we would know if he was granted one?
Why don't major college football programs (USC in the pacific islands excepted) recruit internationally? And I know what you're thinking: because it would be more expensive and nobody plays American football internationally.
My counter to these arguments is that it would require minimal effort to attract some kids from the Caribbean or South America, for example, where there is a surplus of athletes and a shortage of opportunities.
Regarding the fact that they would have no football experience, a Jamaican sprinter with not-quite Usain Bolt's speed could easily become an asset at corner or receiver with a year or two of coaching. Or a Brazilian footballer that can't quite go pro but wants to get out of the favelas.
Taking one or two fliers per year on this sort of prospect would have minimal risk and huge upside, particularly if a few guys made it big and brought the game back home.
Thoughts? Neg bangs?