The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
[Ed-M: Read the FAQ people!]
So I was at a football game last weekend and I was speaking to someone who happened to be a Michigan fan as well.
We quickly learned that we're both into every facet for Michigan Football, blah, blah, blah...he asked me which message board I liked most. I told him that I've done them all, but there is one that is head and shoulders above all of the rest. MGoBlog.com
He responds, "yea...I like there stuff, but I can't understand it half the time because of all the acronyms and slang terms...and WTF is taco pants?!"
I first explained taco pants because that was most important. And then I thought to myself, you know what I should start? An MGoBlog Glossary...an MGoGlossary.
So here it is, please add your MGoBlog acronyms for our newer folks, older folks, and people who've just let the orginal explanations fly over their heads like a pass to Jason Avant back in the day.
UFR = Upon Further Review
In a great feat of not paying attention to my wife, I managed to be surprised by a birthday copy of Three and Out, despite the fact that she asked me for its title several times in the days leading up to my birthday. In addition, and not at all to emphasize that she makes way more money than I do, she gave me a note for an MGoBlog donation of some yet-to-be-determined amount. I don't know how much to tell her to donate, so I thought I'd put it out there for the MGoCommunity to weigh in. (Please keep in mind that, while she is outearning me like its the alternate reality 50s, neither of us is making bank, so keep it reasonable.)
I recently began applying to graduate schools for a PhD program in sports psychology. While writing my personal statement, I was forced to think about what sports represent and mean to people, specifically myself. Trying to put "what sports mean to me" into writing led to a long, winding road trying to explain something that has always been inherent in me, but I have never even considered trying to define.
For some people, sports is an escape from the monotony of everyday life-- an escape from the world. For others, it represents past unfulfilled dreams. For still others, it is just something fun to do at night.
For me, it goes beyond that. To me, sports are one of the most primal, real things about life. They can bring out the best, and worst, in people. Sports transcend time. The achievements of a player, or team, live on long after the game is played. Sports are a connection between generations. They are a bridge that allows father and son to share something they otherwise may never have. They bring together entire cities under a singular purpose. They allow for people with nothing in common outside of sports to share an equal footing.
From the times of Jackie Robinson, sports have also been an engine for change. Often social reform takes place only after the same lines have been crossed in sports. If not for baseball, and Jackie Robinson specifically, evolving race relations may have taken even longer to improve.
So, I'm done rambling, and now I leave you with one decievingly difficult question: What do sports mean to you?
BlueIndy, cjm, have either of you got anything planned for the upcoming WifeDay? I think the MGoCommunity could use a pick-me-up. You know, keep everyone in good spirits to better defend against the furniture and women's apparel, while replicating last year's successes in entertainment.