The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
Approaching the noon hour, just wondering what everyone's beverage of choice will be tonight to usher in the Harbaugh era? I'm generally a beer guy on game days but might have to kick it up a notch for tonight's special occasion.
Or should we abstain so as not to dull our senses?
What say you? Or should I say, what ales, you?
Now for a cheer they are here, triumphant!
Here they come with banners flying..
In stalwart step they're nighing...With shouts of vic'try crying..
We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now, HAIL!
Heard Jon Jansen on the radio yesterday. He thinks the Utah game will be low scoring with defenses being dominant. His final prediction when time expires tonight:
Mod edit: No clickbait titles, see the FAQ. JGB.
Since time is crawling along here at work and I'm not going to be productive anyways...I got to thinking what's going to be the first playcall for the offense tonight?
My guess just on tendency...inside Power O to the left.
Then again I'm not creative...does Harbaugh dare run PA on first down just because everyone in the stadium will be thinking..."He's gonna try and jam this down our throats?"
When Michigan announced it would be the first major football game of 2015 for its opener, and that that meant playing on a Thursday night, my initial reaction was: 'That's not Michigan. Dave Brandon creates the future, etc.'
As the game approached, I talked myself into thinking that even though Michigan football belongs on a Saturday afternoon, I would be pretty appreciative that the Michigan football season started two days early.
Now that it is here, I am realizing that I really, really dislike it. The 'favorite gameday traditions thread' made me realize that 95% of us cannot have the usual Saturday/gameday that we are used to. I'm at work, and have to pretend I am working for the next 9 hours, which is the worst possible way to spend the hours before kickoff.
I'm just curious what everyone else's opinions are.
Today marks the official first day of the college football season. I can't remember an offseason more fun than the one we just expirienced, but I think we are all ready for some football games.
The last few seasons have been very depressing. Last year most of us were ready to move on to basketball before the season was halfway over (I even celebrated an open practice with a wallpaper). This year has to be different, right?
Here's a wallpaper to celebrate the return of football, complete with the official shades of Maize and Blue.
Jim Harbaugh is back. Football is back. Go Blue! (click to embiggen)
Photo via Bryan Fuller