spoiler alert: i linked this
In case anybody's wondering, I'm Chris of Dangerous Logic here, but parkinggod pretty much everywhere else on the web, including YouTube.
(apologies to those who are familiar with MPP from last year; this is for the new folks)
I love Picture Pages, but I'm so obtuse that I usually have to replay the video as I'm reading in order to understand what's happening. Finally it dawned on me that I have the game footage, a video editor, and a little bit of free time, so (with Brian's permission) I have annotated the play with pauses, spot-shadowing, and other kindergarden video effects to make it easier to follow. I notice that Brian has also started including an annotated version at the end of his regular picture pages posts (in this case, http://mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-how-not-defend-power-part-i), but he points out different things there so I think this is still useful.
Setup: It's second and two on the Michigan 47 on Western's second drive of the day. Western runs a counter out of the shotgun against Michigan's 3-4 front with corners pressing and only Kovacs deep.
Wha'hoppon: The LT ignores Brennen Beyer to double RVB. Beyer crashes into the backfield only to get hit by a pulling guard as the RB runs by him on the counter. Demens steps up into the hole but loses outside contain, and the RB cuts outside and may well have had a TD if Kovacs doesn't make a tackle 25 yards downfield.
George Will recently wrote that when archeologists excavate American ruins centuries from now, they may be mystified by the Big House in Ann Arbor. “How did this huge football emporium come to be connected to an institution of higher education? Or was the connection the other way?”
This comes to us by way of Michigan Today, from a 1938 university-produced recruiting movie aimed at bringing more women students to Michigan. The film includes clips of Louis Elbel conducting The Victors on the 40th anniversary of the greatest fight song in college football.
For those interested in some looks at Ann Arbor and Main Campus before WWII, the Michigan Today article has the entire film available, plus some choice excerpts at http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2011/09/1930s-women.php?tr=y&auid=9456174.
For the football and marching band bits, click here
Over the past few weeks I have seen a lot of great College Gameday sign ideas come through this board. Yet, I find myself in the hotel room with a blank sign, a thick marker, and a lack of drawing skills. Any last minute ideas? For the people that are going to Gameday what time are you thinking of getting there?
Long story short, I might be in the opposite position of most people who post ticket questions on the board. Come Saturday, there is a definite possibility that I'll have two surplus tickets for this Saturday's game vs. ND under the lights...but I won't know for certain until Saturday morning/afternoon. Thus, stubhub or "legitimate" ticket brokers are not an option for me. I've sold spare tickets the day of the game before, but it's typically to a scalper because it's a random game vs. a MAC/Indiana/Minnesota type team and I'm more interested in getting to tailgating, brats, and Bell's Two-Hearted rather than trying to make an extra $10-20. Needless to say, Saturday will be a historic game and will be a very different situation. I'd be looking to cut out the middleman so I would get the maximum return for my tickets while simultaneously hooking up two M fans. They'd be primo seats: on the M sideline, section 24 or 25 ( somewhere between the two 40 yard lines, I forget off the top of my head), and a row somewhere in the 40s. In retrospect, this isn't a very short post at all, but the question remains: where is the best spot (EDIT: PHYSICAL/GEOGRAPHICAL location in or around A2) to find people (read: M fans milling about) in need of tickets for Saturday's game? Like I said, I'd really prefer to sell these tickets to good people (again, read: M fans) and not to someone who will turn around and sell them again, especially since I'll be sitting next to whoever ultimately occupies those seats.