at least it's not just us?
Anyone else really happy with the way Tate acted today? Starting with the hug with RR during the pregame, and constantly congratulating Denard as he came off of a drive/score, he seemed to handle this week a lot more maturely than the last. I was really pulling for him to get some downs in when Denard came out, especially in light of how he was behaving. I'm assuming either his dad or RR sat him down and told him to act like an adult or he wouldn't see the field, but either way, he seemed like a much better teammate this week. Hopefully he'll get some time to shine in the next few weeks while Denard gets some rest against these cupcakes.
You can, you know, like, enjoy it. For at least one evening. I mean, even the staff and players get the night to enjoy it, and when they start worrying, their worries will ACTUALLY AFFECT THE TEAM. Yours do not, so are doubly silly. Don't have a completely miserable life, and maybe, just maybe...have some fun with beating a big rival at their place, for the 4th time in 5 tries. And being 2-0. Because if you continue to worry about Cam Gordon, Tackling, Running Backs, Personal Fouls, Defensive Fronts, and, horror, WINNING while playing bad, you'll be unhappy when we win....and unhappy when we lose. Which will pretty much leave you unhappy. Isn't it glorious to have to worry about not playing perfectly, and still winning? If it's all fool's gold, shouldn't you maybe enjoy it while you can, and be miserable if we go 1-7 like last year (since we have so many problems, it's inevitable, I guess)? How about you take your mind out of suicide watch, have some fun tonight, hug a woman, and spend the next 3 weeks worrying about fixing things. Because that's how long we have before all these problems could bite us. So we have a good bit of time to worry about them. And fix them.
Great win for the young men.
**Note: Sorry if some of this is redundant with any other posts/diaries. I'm short on time**
I was able to attend the Alumni Association Tailgate before the Michigan-ND game today (great game)! AD Brandon did a Q&A session at it. I thought I'd pass on a few of his thoughts/answers. Nothing to earth shattering, but probably of interest to at least a few folks. I'm trying to provide the answers as quotes, but this was transcribed on my phone as he was talking, so it's bound to contain some paraphrasing.
From his opening remarks:
Sorry this isn't really 'original' from the perspective of me creating it, but it seemed kind of long to put in a Board.
Anybody else catch the ESPN highlights of the Notre Dame game where the commentator says "Meeeeechigan, honk honk honk!" as a shoutout to Bob Ufer? I can't find the video, since they haven't put up game highlights on their site yet, but I thought it was a fitting tribute.
In case anyone cares, the Sportsnation poll on the ESPN college football front page asks the nation's opinion on the "Cap One Cup Impact Performance of the Week". Denard Robinson's performance against ND is on the list along with the following:
- Ohio State's Cameron Heyward INT stops Miami drive.
- South Dakota's Dante Warren 3 passing TD, 2 rushing TD in win vs. Minnesota.
- Oklahoma's Landry Jones throws for 380 yards , 4 TDs vs. Florida State.
The numbers for Denard (in case you live under a rock) are 258 rushing yards and 244 passing yards (not even a mention of his TDs, WTF?!). Denard is the obvious winner with 64% of the votes (currently). Dilithium is indeed impressive, and it's always good to see him getting some love outside of the Big Ten and the Michigan fan-base.
Also, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, and Go Blue!