landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
So, I just read maybe an hour ago a thread linking to "The Shame of College Sports" over at the Atlantic Monthly. The thread disappeared, which might mean that comments were going wild. But I went over to the moderator action sticky, and that topic is locked, and the threads aren't showing. What's going on?
I'm perusing the schedules for 2013 and 2014. The 2014 schedule definitively lists two bye weeks, even with two open dates still to be filled. It appears the 2013 schedule would include two bye weeks if the final non-conference opponent is slotted into the August 31 open date.
I don't like this. I wait all year for Michigan football. One bye week is all I can take once they start playing. I don't remember two bye weeks in any previous season, but I haven't done an exhaustive analysis.
After finally making it back to Arlington,Tx from that epic game at the Big House, I realized it was time to move on to the next week's game (even though my heart and mind continue to relive that wonderful night.) I wasn't planning on doing more wallpaper as I hate mediocrity and feel like the feeble attempts I make are just not worth it. Of course this week I doubt monuMental will sweep in and save us like he did for UTL since he has much more important things to do than worry about Eastern Michigan.
My 11 year, the homer that he is, swears that his daddy's wallpaper was better anyways (I do not see eye to eye with him on this) and wants me to pick up where monuMental left off until the game against MSU. I thought of a couple things to do for the week's look before I got frustrated with the attempts and decided to just pass on it. Then the 5 year old comes along. That's the one with those deep blue eyes and dimples that have already landed him a new car and credit card at such an early age. He looks at me and says, "dad Michigan did not give up when they were losing to the flower team (that's four leaf clovers to normal people.) How could I resist?
So the process looked something like the following. I thought about using an oversized birdcage to put Eastern's mascot, Swoop, in. I couldn't create the right look in the limited time so I moved on to more of a cell-block look. This would give the idea of a jail bird or just an oversized bird cage. This is kind of where that ended up at...
It just didn't really seem to have the pop I wanted and seemed cheesy. This is about the time my 5 year old convinced me not to give up but try something else.
I then thought more about a real eagle since I didn't have a great shot of Swoop and didn't have enough time to re-create him. Of course Swoop is a bald eagle which is probably one of my favorite animals. When I started to consider placing such a great bird in a cell or cage it caused some inner tension. Blast those people in Ypsilanti for having such a fine species as their rallying point in sports. Against the inner turmoil, I went ahead and considered some options. I took the bald eagle and placed him in a cell. Some writing on the wall and the right lighting allowed me to find a concept I liked. Now it is extremely raw and not the shadowing I really wanted. When I really step back and take a look it seems like I threw it together. Oh wait, I did.
I may try to tweak it some more but since the weekend is just around the corner I thought I would throw up the concept on this fine MGoBoard and take the beating and criticism like a man. Hope I don't embarrass the photoshop family too much. Even if I do, at least I have an 11 and 5 year old that goes to school and says "my dad can photoshop better than your dad." Yeah they get beat up a lot.
Who do you want to lose more? MSU or ND?
What's your final score?
State - 31
Domers - 28
...a heartbreaking gamewinning FG by MSU to win the game after ND throws an INT trying to get into FG position to win the game. Kelly's head literally explodes.
Anybody else sick of this guy.
This guy needs an attorney letter from Shemmy Hall.
Brian politely took down his designs based on trademark (broad def) in the MGoBlog Store last year. Chatsports is out pushing a Denard shadow dreads t-shirt complete with winged helmet.
This is futher proof he is not an insider. No insider would blatently rip off UM trademarks for their own benefit because they would know where their bread is buttered.
For the most part, we take for granted the service provided by the volunteers of the Red Cross First Aid Support Team at University of Michigan sporting events and activities around Ann Arbor, as well as the local EMS. For what it is worth, here is a quick thank you for those who participate with the American Red Cross, for those of you who serve in other EMS capacities, to the University of Michigan hospital staff and to the bystanders who thought enough to get CPR and first aid training.