I don't understand why the Shoelace T-shirt and HE16MAN T-shirt violate NCAA regulations on a likeness of Denard. This whole thing vexes me. Mostly because I didn't buy one of the T-Shirts I liked when they were still available.
I just wonder if UofM is coming down so they can corner more of the market.
I also wonder why T-shirt kiosks, which appear to be unregulated, can exist in front of the Michigan Union on game weekends. It seems a very selective application of the NCAA regs to come down on mgostore and several others out there.
I'm reading the Daily online, specifically an article titled "Athletic Dept. to apparel stores: T-shirts about Denard Robinson break NCAA rules."
The story reads "'Neither the University of Michigan nor any of these student-athletes have provided consent to use these names for commercial purposes.' Van Horn wrote that such sales jeopardize the eligibility of student-athletes." Needless to say this isn't news to everyone here, after seeing the recent changes at the MGoStore.
But here's what blows my mind -- and someone please explain this if you understand how the NCAA guidelines function in this area -- the daily has an online ad up on the very same page as the article above referencing Denard (picture below).
Am I missing something here, or is this just another case of The Daily being The Daily?
I recently won a pair of field passes for this Saturday's game against BGSU! So, after 5+ years at this wonderful University, I'll finally be able to fulfill a dream I've had since I watched my first Michigan Wolverines game: I'll be running through the tunnel with the players as they enter the Big House for pre-game warm-ups!
Now, this is not a "PRAISE ME" post. I have some serious questions, especially for those who have been on the field before during a game:
- Would I be allowed to/Should I bring a Sharpie to get signatures from the players (especially Denard since I'll be wearing my #16)?
- Should I just blend in and try not to get in the way at all, or would it be acceptable to schmooze with the players and coaches when I find an opportunity to do so?
- Is there a safe distance I should stand from Denard's dreads so as not to be destroyed by their awesome power?
Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Also, I must give props to the School of Public Health for providing these field passes.
After watching the Kovacs fumble on Sat, I was left wondering where has shin angles (better tackling) and stripping ball gone? I would think after two years of drills brought by the GERG we would be better on both accounts since they were to be stressed. What seems strange to me is the regression outside of certain contributors on tackling and ripping the ball. I can forgive the latter since you need to tackle first before ripping the ball out, but I am sort of surprised with this being year 2 in the quest to have one of the better tackling teams that also creates turnovers. We seem to do a lot of reaching, but that could be due to poor angles. Some people are naturally better than others (David Harris), but it can also be taught hence the GERG's comments when he first joined the team.
I wanted to share with the MGoBlog community a suggested new nickname for Denard. Denard Dieciseis. Kinda like Chad Ochocinco. But better. Let me know what you think...
Alright, I know everybody's discussed the Rufus v. Brutus thing ad nauseum, but I just read through the Page 2 Q&A about that, and saw the link for the Oregon Duck's fight. I posted this as a comment in the mascot fight thread from today, but I thought it was just too good to leave buried down there. If this is too OT, feel free to delete, but hopefully you all can get a good laugh.
I just love how the duck taunts him as he is beating him up. And the cheerleaders don't really know what to do.