further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Last night after the game we congratulated the Michigan players leaving the stadium and getting on to their buses.
I shook hands with or patted the backs of all our favorites (including Tate), but that all paled in comparison as Denard passed by and I reached for a quick pat and his dreads brushed my hand ... it was magical. (ok, ok, sounds creepy, yes ... but still cool!).
BTW, Tate was in a great mood ... even signed a quick autograph (1st time I have seen him do that after a game).
Rich Rodriguez' UM team and Denard Robinson are to college football what the iPhone, iPod & IPad are to Apple Computer.
They are expanding the UM Brand.
What was the viewership of NBC on Saturday? I bet NBC was thrilled with this game.
What network would not LOVE to carry Michigan football? They must be drooling.
Will UM give a boost to the Big Ten Network, or what?
How many more seats will sell in the Big House? UM branded clothing? We are certainly getting our money's worth!
What post-season bowl will be fortunate enough to carry this team? They will be figuring that out Monday.
These are rhetorical questions, but from a marketing standpoint, DM and RR's Michigan team are HOT.
Even non-football fan family members get excited watching Denard...and his radiant smile! My wife loves him.
I think Bill Martin (With Dave Brandon whispering in his ear at the time) was a genius for hiring RichRod....for more reasons than one.
Which brings up another question...How much of a puppet master was Brandon (behind the scenes) when RichRod was hired?
He was a trustee and the CEO of a huge sales organization (Dominos) at the time.
Do you think maybe Brandon knows something about branding and marketing?
He leads the country in rushing with 455 yards, which is 41 more than second place Kendall Hunter. This includes runningbacks; the next quarterback on the list is Taylor Martinez with 284 (171 yards behind Denard).
Over/Under, We win by 45
Over/Under, D.Rob plays 1-1/2 quarters
Yes/No, Devin plays before Tate?
Yes/No, ND beats MSU?