alternate headline: man does job
So when I was making a smart-ass comment on the Chris Wormley thread below, I got to thinking it might be a good use of our creative energy (or at least a moderately enteraining way to kill some mid-August time) to create a montage of Fred Jackson-esqeue priase quotes. You know, make up some ridiculous comments about player X, comparing him to players Y and Z from the past. I'll get us started with the comment that I was typing when I had this moment of clarity:
I heard Chris Wormley is like a cross between a more powerful Ndamukong Suh and a quicker Jevon Kearse. /fredjackson'd (/fredjackson'd stolen from dennisblundon)
A bonus entry:
Drew Dileo is really looking good out there. He actually reminds me a lot of a young Wes Welker, except with better route running ability and a little bit more grit. /fredjackson'd
It's a slow week with football not quite going yet, so I thought I'd pose a question to the board that has been occupying my brain since this whole OSU thing began and media members began talking about whether the NCAA was obsolete or not. Here goes:
In the not-so-distant future, schools run amok. Programs realize that after OSU got off with a wrist-slap, their program can do whatever it wants, as long as they deny knowledge of it. College athletics descend into anarchy. Teams no longer follow NCAA rules, making the NCAA obsolete.
Schools begin joining a separate entity from the NCAA, a new governing body of college athletics. While the NCAA was formed on the basis of amateurism, the new regime is only interested in one thing—money. None of the old rules will apply, including being allowed to pay players, and boosters are allowed to run amok.
Slowly schools pull away from the NCAA, beginning with those on probation, and moving through the SEC, spreading northward. Not all schools decide to leave—some of the more academically oriented schools want to continue to do things the right way. They decide to stay with the NCAA. The fear is that these programs will dissipate into oblivion when the new, money-laden, high-octane counter to the NCAA gets up and going.
The dispute moves north to Ohio, where OSU decides that they can be a lot more successful if they are able to pay players up front without worrying about tattoo parlors or car dealers blowing the whistle. Ohio U, however, does not have the money or prestige to make the move. The new governing body continues to leave small schools in its wake.
After picking up most of the SEC, Big 12, and a few schools from the Big 10, they move on to Michigan. State has already caved, moving to the protective wing of the new structure, and hopes that Michigan will follow suit so that they can keep getting blasted by Blue on a yearly basis. The commissioner calls Dave Brandon, and tells him if he wants to stay relevant in sports, and not turn in to an Ivy League school, UM must join the new governing body. He asks the fans what they would prefer through an on-line forum.
So, gents, here is my question: if the above scenario did occur, and Michigan had to choose between these 2 options, which would it be:
1.) Stay with the NCAA. This forfeits any sort of possibility of future championships on a national level, but will allow Michigan to continue to do things the right way. They become the equivalent of an Ivy League school with regard to sports.
2.) Drop the NCAA like it’s hot. We begin paying players, working with boosters, and forfeiting our century-long heir of superiority over other schools. We continue to be relevant in the national landscape, but our academic reputation takes a huge hit.
would love to see a pic of the new south scoreboard from the 18th tee at UM Golf Course - one of the most iconic views of AA you can have.
with the new "Block M" on the back it should be an epic pic. local? - please post.
Although we may despise Notre Dame there have been some valuable contributions by Notre Dame football blogs. One of the best was the Pick Six contest that the now defunct Notre Dame blog Blue-Gray Sky used to operate. Before the season you pick 5 ranked teams and one unranked team that you think will end the season with the highest rankings after the bowls are done.
I enjoyed entering the contest when Blue-Gray Sky was still around so with Brian's approval we're bringing Pick Six to MGoBlog.
- A: Oklahoma, Alabama, Oregon, LSU, Boise State
- B: Florida State, Stanford, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Nebraska
- C: Wisconsin, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, TCU, Arkansas
- D: Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, Georgia, Mississippi State
- E: Missouri, Florida, Auburn, West Virginia, Southern Cal
Coach Hoke announced at his presser today that the voting for team captains would take place this Sunday.
On that, a couple things...
- Anyone know how many we'll have?
- Who do you want to see as captains?
I'm guessing there'll probably be 4. That sounds about right for football, I think. I'd like to see:
- Martin and Molk - both senior leaders and anchors of the DL and OL. Both show up to play with intensity.
- Denard - The obvious leader of the offense... By all accounts really worked hard in the off-season getting everyone together for 7-on-7's.
- Kovacs - The guy's work ethic, determination, and persistence, to go from being a walk-on to a multi-year starter is exemplary.
If there's a fifth, I'd want it to be Woolfolk, for battling back from that injury and putting in the work to bounce back strong.