Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
Not that we need another reason to root for him, but I am reliving the Ill game by watching WolverineHistorian's compilation of the game. In the 2nd quarter (Part 1) on a handoff to V. Smith (7:57 video/10:21 2nd Q), Denard tries to cut block the backside LB flowing down the line. Just trying to give them one less defender to worry about. I think his willingness to help shows how much he and the team wants to win, and what they are willing to do. Also, just another reason we all love rooting for this team.
(formerly the thread Worst Department T-Shirts Ever.)
So a challenge for the MGoArtists out there. The University of Michigan's History Dept. wants MGoBloggers to help design a new t-shirt, presumably for alumni, faculty and current students. Because? I don't know, because we have read more Foner than you and we are are damn proud of it.
Here's how this went down. My Facebook like-ing of the History Dept. brought up the contest, which I linked thus:
The History Department is letting folks vote on which 1-minute photoshop design to use for the department's
IM softball teamofficial 2010 t-shirts.
I mean, seriously Marlett?!?
I put in a request to Kathy to let the MGoDenizens have a crack at them, because for real.
And then wouldn't ya know it: Kathy wrote me back:
Go for it! I need to be able to get them printed, though.
So here's the rules: it's like the MGoShirts. One sided, one color (maize) to be printed on a blue t-shirt.
No using officially licensed anything (unless you hear different). Submit them to me unless you hear different. It must clearly say "History" and be obvious it's Michigan. Keep it classy.
UPDATE 2: It's okay to use the official school wordmark as it refers to the school:
Read the rules. You can't alterate in any way: http://www.logos.umich.edu/usemarks.html
This from Pat Caputo:
Rich Rodriguez's "Fun Ball" is not going to win championships. It's more the stuff for Conference USA and flea bag bowl games. Rodriguez probably secured his position for next season with that goofball victory Saturday. Does that make it good news for Wolverines fans?
The Wolverines should beat Purdue, which is devastated by injuries, this week. That makes the Wolverines at least 7-5 this season, heading into games vs. Wisconsin and Ohio State. I suppose the only wild card in this equation could be an utterly embarrassing loss at Ohio State. Wonder what Jim Tressel would do in that spot. Would he pour it on? Rub it in? Or would he pull back under the guise of sportsmanship, knowing he'd keep what looks like a good thing for Ohio State going in Ann Arbor?
Now this from Pete Fiutak of Collegefootballnews.com. He is the insider for ESPN's Allnight with Jason Smith.
"If I am a Michigan fan right now, this year really doesn't matter. I mean it's nice, Michigan is going to a bowl, yeah this is fun I am really fired up. They are putting in all these guys on offense, it doesn't matter who is at Quarterback. We are rolling through everybody. If we can do anything with our defense, we go from being an also ran in the B10, to special". He closed by saying... I think there is a lot of reason to be fired up if your a Michigan fan.
Being a Michigan fan who is hoping for the best, I lean towards Fiutak. I am going on the assumption, that the steps to fix the defense will be taken. The defense going forward will be experienced and deeper. The offense will be the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Dispatching foes with ruthless efficiency, and leaving nothing but destruction in their wake.
Dear Press Conference Sound Guy, I hate you.