is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
by Jim "Mad Man" Cramer
Ann Arbor, Michigan--
The asshole index is up on MGoBoard, and now would be a good time to invest - it will continue to rise throughout the month of December, as a general malaise besets the Michigan fan base.
The unemployment numbers are troubling, as rumors and conjecture about the Rich Rodriguez tenure have resulted in a selloff of recruiting futures and a run-up in Harbaugh options; expect the Wolverine Stock Market to hover somewhere between "Oh no, we're becoming Notre Dame" and "But we're Michigan!" over the coming weeks. Even the most wizened investor is likely to maintain a holding pattern in these times of uncertainty.
Meanwhile, the masses are restless. MGoBoard, suffering from an acute case of College Football Withdrawal (CFW), has devolved into a cesspool of snide commentary and douchebaggery. One poster, Timmy Timmons, said "This one guy didn't even read the posts from 10 hours ago so I negged him to Bolivian. His brother, Tommy "Repeat" Timmons, said "Yeah, this one guy didn't even read the posts from 10 hours ago so I negged him to Bolivian." When asked why they had been trolling the board for 10 hours, Tommy and Timmy pointed out that they don't have jobs because they live in Detroit.
Elsewhere on MGoBoard, nihilism: there are reports of posters complaining about worthless, vapid comments by posting their own worthless, vapid comments. Roving bands of posters attack every topic, like a band of desperate Indians circling a wagon train. Armed with plusses and minuses, they pass the time by posting the same pictures and GIFs over and over again, even when it has nothing to do with anything. MGoBoard, it seems, is anathema to MGoBoard.
No longer the "Champions of the West," the Michigan fan base is assembling at the Western Front, located just East of Palo Alto, California. Unsure of what to do next, they have begun to attack each other. Somewhere, Touchdown Jesus is smiling (just not in South Bend).
Watching Oregon and Auburn's offense had led me to question why Michigan does not motion anyone before the snap. Now I am reading, from Brian, that MissSt also runs quite a bit of motion before the snap, which ties into their somewhat pistol offense.
When comparing the mis-direction and options available, as shown by Oregon and Auburn, and the stagnant backfield from Michigan, it seems as if there is opportunity there for us that we are not taking. If we are a team of smaller-sized speedsters, compared to the rest of the Big Ten (arguable), then why are we not taking advantage of this by getting that jump and throwing off the defense with mis-direction.
It seems to me that with only the zone read that good defenses can maintain assignment and contain us more so than if we use mis-direction and pre-snap motion.
Please someone smarter than me tell me why we do not do this...
I made my first donation to beveled guilt this morning and LOOK WHAT HAPPENED! Obviously there is DIRECT CORRELATION!
So I suggest that each poster on this site donate as I did and some more good things are bound to happen for the Maize and Blue.
Moving away from the growing RR to FL threads. With Urban leaving UF, are there any UF recruits that might be open to coming up north with Dee and Dallas?
Why not? With all the crap that he's been through. No coach should have to go through what RR has gone through at Michigan. I'll guarantee you that if RR would go to Florida they would beat the crap out of everybody. He would be able to recruit just about anybody he needs for a spread offense there. If he does get fired and goes to Florida I'll laugh because Michigan will have made the biggest worst coaching job decision ever.