well that's just, like, your opinion, man
There's a new member of the Fictional U-M Grad Club, joining President Marshall in "Air Force One," Ari Gold in "Entourage" and everybody in "The Big Chill."
In the new all-female "Ghostbusters" movie, Melissa McCarthy's character, Abby Yates, is a Michigan grad. (Forgive the Freep link.)
Go Blue, Melissa.
I've noticed a curious phenomenon on this blog and the currently active Sparty disrespekt thread reminded me of it. Since there is exactly nothing else going on in the Michigan football universe at the moment, I have a question.
Why do you feel the need to defend OSU, and especially MSU, in every single thread about either team? I'm pretty sure that there's no one on their boards saying "Michigan is going to kick our asses this and every year now that they have Harbaugh as coach", or anything similar.
And yet, every single time OSU or MSU is mentioned here, several people show up in a thread with...
"MSU will be great as long as Dantonio is coach", "We can't say anything until we beat OSU", etc, etc.
Matt Hinton re-upped this article on twitter recently, and I dove back in with fresh eyes. Last year, when it was published, it didn't seem to have much Michigan relevance...
But this season it is very much worth checking out. I won't duplicate the content here, but these ingredients in particular were notable:
2. A First-Term Coach
Read to see just what he means. But yeah, we've got that. And it makes the importance of this season all the more significant.
3. A Defensive Line of Doom
4. A Stellar Secondary
Check here too.
It really is quite insightful and worth reading the whole thing with Michigan-tinted glasses. Also notable: Read the section on "Having a Proven Quarterback." Spoiler: It's not where you think it is at all.
Is it September yet
I just read that a third Alabama player (OL Taylor; DUI) has been arrested this off-season (yikes!) and it got me thinking about Michigan's offseason.
Does anyone have a good summary of what's happened since the Wolverines bludgeoned the Gators in January? That would obviously include recruiting, admin hires, transfers, announcements, off-field incidents, etc.
Off the top of my head:
- Butt, Lewis return
- Top-5 recruiting class
- Hackett to Manuel
- Switch to Jordan (in a few weeks)
- Green to TCU
I'm sure I've missed plenty. What else? What's your favorite thing that's happened this off-season?
They're saying 300+ items will be for sale except jerseys which will come out on 8/6. Just a heads up for those going.