Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Jonathan Chait weighs in on the topic of the moment (Rivals, free):
With all the recent pimp slapping we've been getting, I'd like to know why the conference needs to be split into divisions in the first place. There are 12 teams, so a conference championship game is going to be played regardless of what fans want. If we really want to conserve as much about the Big 10 as possible, why couldn't we just keep the one conference and send the top two teams to the conference championship? Same Big 10, just with an added conference championship game between the regular season and the Rose Bowl. This way we could still play OSU at the end of the regular season, and if in the aftermath of that game the top two teams are us and the buckeyes, then so be it; if not, the top two teams in the conference play.
Why so much love for divisions?
As a Bears fan, I hate the Packers, but they're on MNF (on a Thursday) and Woodson is getting all kinds of love from the announcers. he made a real sweet tackle breaking up a bubble screen, and that lead to Gruden talking about how amazing he is, followed up by a story from Mike Tirico about Woodson's offseason, the $2M donation to Motts (The University of Michigan's Children's Hospital according to Mike) and also his outing with Greise and Hutchinson and how they donated another Million.
Tirico said it's a great time to be Charles Woodson, and I just have to agree. As it must be always.
Got any other alumni making moves? Guys trying to make squads? Haven't seen Hart yet this game...
EDIT: Hart just got a Carry, and sure enough, Tirico let it be known that he had more carries and yards than anyone in M football history. Way to go Mike(s)
I have decided to write a haiku (5,7,5 syllables) in anticipation of Michigan's season. If you would like to submit a haiku as well it would be most welcome. Here's mine:
Hard wait for Marvin
Huskies fear the new Big House
Pray for healthy Molk
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So, apparently the first week of the Rich Rodriguez Radio Show is this week from the Pizza House in Ann Arbor.
Would it be completely douch-esque to stage a mini protest on the Ohio State - Michigan rivalry obliteration? I'm not thinking an obnoxious one, just make sure we are heard and grab a hint of WTKA press :)