chance of bowl: 13.6%
Those who have followed Michigan football for a long time may remember the days when players would get little stickers (or decals) on their helmets whenever they made a very good play. An exceptional player would have his helmet practically covered by the end of the season. Michigan was not the only team that did this; Ohio State had them too.
Does anyone recall when this practice was discontinued, and whether there was any kind of announcement or explanation at the time? (I am not lobbying for a return to this practice, just wondering when/why it went away.)
Tailgating should be fun that day...
Can anybody explain to me where the Taylor Lewan hates donkeys meme came from? I read mgoblog every day, but I can't remember, and can't find, where it came from. If it is something that will stick around for a while, maybe it should be added to the list of things like "Unverified Voracity" and "Tacopants."
There is debate about what the word "Hoosier" actually means, but about this there is no debate: Indiana is known for being good at basketball and tragically bad at football. This week's schedule wallpaper explores the idea that after all these years, the University of Indiana is still just trying to figure out football. I love the idea of an Indiana shooting guard about to be trucked by a Michigan running back.
The image below is a preview only. You can get this week's widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.
How it was made
This wallpaper was created using parts of 9 different images: a closeup of a red cushion, a scrapbook that was stretched to fill the screen, a vintage photo frame, a Life image of the 1955 Michigan vs. Army football game, an Army football helmet cut out of a different photo from the same game, a basketball player from an unidentified school, an old photo with water spots and other features to give the base photo a distressed appearance and two scans of watercolor brush strokes that were sampled and repeated to form the Michigan and Indiana logos. I made color and contrast adjustments to just about every element to accomplish the final look.
All of the 2010 Schedule Wallpapers
Indiana, from what I've been told has another 1st round caliber OT(like Rodger Saffold who did a decent job against Brandon Graham), in James Brewer. Apparently, James Brewer has been more impressive than Saffold which is a high praise considering that Saffold was taken in 1st pick of 2nd round. The pass rush has to come from the middle and the other side which means Martin and RVB has to put pressure on Chappel.
Highlights and new locker room interviews with Tate Forcier, Vincent Smith, Patrick Omameh, Devin Gardner, Kenny Demens, Jonas Mouton and J.B. Fitzgerald.