to play football, not to play trumpet
By now everyone has heard of the five-year-old who dared to wear a UM T-shirt to his Oklahoma kindergarten class. He has become a symbol of the the fight against mideaval Oklahoma laws that not only force five year olds to hide their Michigan logos but can also can turn kindergartners into criminals for:
1. making ugly faces at a dog.
2. taking an elephant into the downtown area
3. biting another's hamburger.
4. wearing shoes to bed
5. having the hind legs of farm animals in his boots
6. molesting an automobile OR
7. opening a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
I kid you not. These are real Oklahoma laws!
So, how can a kindergartner fight cops, who enforce such unjust laws? Is there anything we can do to help poor Cooper Barton?
I suggest a new UM jersey that says:
"Free Cooper Barton": the brave five-year-old freedom fighter from Oklahoma.
Please feel free to share your other ideas.
According to Chris Balas at Rivals (TheWolverine):
@Balas_Wolverine OL Chris Bryant out for the yr with a fractured tibia; LB Kaleb Ringer to redshirt in 2012 after successful knee surgery
Hurts depth, for sure.
[BISB - Added Ringer to title]
Sorry if this was already posted, but I didnt see this particular video posted...
Another one of those moments that's just cool to see. We've all heard about 5 yr old Cooper, turning his shirt inside out, being invited to UMass game now, etc.
A local news channel in Oklahoma did a piece on this and recorded DB calling the family to invite them to the game.
Neat to see when it happened life...
EDIT: And of course the local news station used the WRONG logo for the university. Another use of the outdated block M with "MICHIGAN" across the front. I'm still not clear on why we dropped that logo anyway... its now a maize and blue version of Missouri's gold and black M...
Back in January, Grantland published a Michael Weinreib story describing "The Big Ten's Faux Success," talking about how Michigan 2011 was "one of the emptiest 11-win seasons in college football history."
Now, there's an article by John Brandon with a letter to Coach Hoke (scroll down to see it). It starts well:
Everyone down (or over) here in non–Big Ten country is rooting for you.
Which is just refreshing to hear. The rest of it continues in a similar vein, though the author doesn't seem to consider the rebuilding of The Fort.
It is nice to see some love for Coach Hoke from a relatively unbiased observer, who even manages to sneak in some digs against the current coach of the Ohio Buckeyes.
Apparently Mike & Mike (but only one Mike, the other is on vaca) interviewed Coach Saban today. Coach Hoke is supposed to be interviewed tomorrow. I don't yet see a time posted on ESPN's website. Also tomorrow they will interview Coach "Redfaced" Kelly which will not be so much of an interview as much as they will toss out subjects and Kelly will rant and scream about them until 45 seconds after he runs out of breath.
EDIT 2: I think some people love launching hatred on other posters' tongue-in-cheek material, simply to act all superior, OR to get additional points or something. I just don't get the attitude of some posters here. Anyway, whatever, it takes all kinds I guess.
SIAP: Saints Defensive Lineman Junior Galette was trying to collect on a bounty (HIYO!) for Chad Henne but didn't plan on Chad fighting back.