I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
As we wait for our bowl game selection in the midst of all these negative posts regarding recruits or coaches, I think it prudent to remember what it truly means to be a Michigan fan.
First an foremost, its bigger than any one man or recruit. Its being part of the biggest alumni association in the world. It's watching a home football game with more fans than any team in the country. It's being part of a program and University that's about integrity. I'm proud to know that when people talk about my school, I don't have to worry about what potentially is going on behind the scenes. The running of a clean program. We asked for more six years ago and the impact was significant. Now, however, I can honestly say I feel like things are being done the right way. No I don't like the record but I respect my school and my team and will support the leaders that our university has hired to right the ship.
I have no better memory than singing the fight song with the likes of Bo, Dierdorf, and many other Michigan alums in the hotel bar after the Rose Bowl win in 1998. That is the glory we will return to.
Once you become a Michigan Man you don instant credibility and respect throughout the country, not just as a football player, but as man. Doors are opened because you are from Michigan. Go Blue!
Desmond strongly calls out Ohio State's Marcus Hall (and Meyer and Delany) for his antics at the Game.
He made a great point about Hall not being suspended, along the lines of: "It would not have been up to my coach or the Big Ten commissioner if I had done something like that to disgrace my family and my program.
My dad, DJ would have stepped in and flat out said 'Son, you are not playing'."
Honor still lives.
It is happening, folks.
At 8PM on ESPN2, this season's ultimate MACtion will occur right here in the Detroit area - at Ford Field, as a matter of fact.
Bowling Green takes on Northern Illinois for all of the MAC marbles in just a few moments. Per TeamRankings, NIU is the favorite - 3 points, about a 60% projected chance.
If you had plans to watch football, this would perhaps be the football you meant to watch.
The man who has given us the new "MARCUS HALL EPIC DOUBLE BIRD OF THE WEEK" section of the game columns will, in fact, suffer some repercussions for his actions in the Michigan game:
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced on Friday that guard Marcus Hall will not start against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game. Meyer declined to elaborate when he’d insert Hall in the game, only saying that he’s “very, very disappointed in his actions.”
"Will not start" punishements are the best. They let you do just enough so your critics can't say you did nothing, but the actual impact on the team is minimal.
...with that said, if memory serves we've done the same thing plenty of times, so glass houses and all that.
Auburn destroys Missouri.Ohio gets a lucky win in a close,dull,controversial game (MSU gets called for a shady pass interference penalty late in 4th Qrt.) BCS voters put Auburn ahead of Ohio.A bitter Ohio goes to Rose. Urban cries to the media about Auburn being chosen ahead of Ohio and is roundly critisized for being a hypocritical crybaby.Ohio gets beaten badly by Stanford/ASU.Sparty goes to Cap1or Outback Bowl and loses big.
I had problems with Bill Martin as well, but this quote by him really says it all: ''Just because you can charge them more, doesn't mean you should.''
Staff salaries, for example, have grown from $34 million to $49 million under Brandon, including a 62-percent increase in administrator compensation. The athletic department’s spending on “Marketing, promotions and ticketing,” and “Professional travel and conference dues,” have tripled to almost three million. But perhaps most surprising is the $2.6 million the department now spends on “Hosting, Food and Special Events,” an increase of almost 500-percent
In other words, the additional millions the fans are now being forced to pay are not going to the students on the field, but the suits in the building – including almost a million dollars a year for the Athletic Director himself, three times the salary of his predecessor.
Hey Brandon, why don't you take some of your salary and put it back into the football budget where it belongs. Last time I checked the amount we spend on the football program compared to osu, texas, and others was significantly less.