Not quite sure how to tackle this topic, so here goes...
Amidst the flurry of optimism since Harbaugh has been hired, there are still those that are skeptical, have "given up", or simply don't believe in Michigan anymore.
Before we get too harsh with them and saying "don't want", or "#NeedLessBlueHairs", and "they must not have been a REAL Michigan fan", etc. etc. - I share the story of someone I met today.
I live in Toledo, Ohio on the Michigan border - already a hotbed of mouth-breathing, Bucknuts fans. I work in Findlay, Ohio - even closer to the cesspool that is Columbus and my interactions with Unsavory Unwashed "Urbanites" increases exponentially.
My Michigan screensaver (thanks Jonvalk!) is often commented on, and my Michigan lanyard is often the focus of ridicule and disparaging comments. Therefore, when a woman walked by my desk and said: "Oh a Michigan fan!", I thought for sure I would be in for it...
However, she proclaimed herself of being a Michigan fan - but one who has given up. She was a 30-year season ticket holder, who gave her season tickets up after last season.
To me, she seemed to be the product of the last 10 years...poor product on the field (minus the Sugar bowl year), DB missteps, significant cost increases and seat licenses, and even the human element....treatment of the players (a la Shane Morris).
I guess I bring this to this forum as I was taken aback at what a toll the last decade had taken on someone who'd been faithful to the program for decades.
When asked "is there anything that will bring you back to Michigan football?", she replied: "I don't know. Michigan just isn't the same to me anymore."
I guess if you yourself have been beaten and downtrodden...and skeptical of the program...but are again optimistic - I want to ask:
What brought YOU back?
TL;DR Version - why are YOU optimistic about UM football?
Saw this mentioned in one of the night game threads.
could Michigan have more than one home night game in 2016? the home schedule-
- Sept 3: Hawaii
- Sept 10: UCF
- Sept 17: Colorado
- Oct 1: Wisconsin
- Oct 15: Penn State
- Oct 22: Illinois
- Nov 5: Maryland
- Nov. 19: Indiana
would you be in favor of this? the ones that obviously jump out as potential night games are PSU and Wisconsin. Maybe even Colorado?
This is my first post on here. With that being said Jim Rome aka A-Hole on the face of the earth slammed Coach Harbaugh on the Jameis Winston sitauation that we all seen on Draft Academy on ESPN.
I figured this loophole might only last 3-4 years but it might be even shorter than that. Anyhow, it's getting serious attention it seems.
The entire idea of visiting a satellite camp comes from taking advantage of an NCAA loophole that prohibits schools from hosting football camps more than 50 miles away from its campus. However, the rule says nothing about attending camps as guests.
But now, per USA Today, the NCAA's football oversight committee will put the examination of these camps and whether or not they should be allowed -- or shut down -- in the future at the top of their list.
NCAA president Mark Emmert addressed satellite camps one day after Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney came out against the idea of schools attending camps in other areas of the country.
Emmert on satellite camps: FB oversight committee will have topic "on the top of their list... I think they have to address it nationally."— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) April 23, 2015