no, YOU'RE off topic
Throughout this whole coaching search (and the last one) and Rich Rod's tenure, Brian has usually seemed to touch on the heart of the issues as they affect us, the Michigan fan base. I understand this is a sympathetic crowd (as I'm writing this on his blog), but I think that Brian is this generation of Michigan football fans' Bob Ufer.
Yes, unlike Ufer, he doesn't really have a job with the university, nor does he broadcast games, but he does have a connection with the younger (I'm 27) Michigan fans that remind me of how my dad talks about Ufer. Most of us have probably never met the guy but it seems like we know him. It is this way because he feels the same way about Michigan, and things relating to Michigan tradition (anti-rawk music, disgust at losing to our rivals, nerdily examining football and basketball) that we do. We call him by his first name as though he's a friend or at least acquaintance; to me this seems similar to Ufer. However, instead of hearing him broadcast Michigan games over the radio (a relic of Ufer's time) we read him on our computers, smart phones, and every other modern medium of communication.
Thought this was something to think about while we clamor for the scraps of information and crash his servers waiting for a new update on our odyssey to find someone to coach Michigan besides a guy who's best finish was second in the MAC one time.
In all our understandable coach obsession, I think this week's Bill Simmons article was passed up, and it's his usual fun featuring the rivalry between Peyton Manning and our own Tom Brady. As a Manning vs. Brady debate is always fun, and he breaks down the things that make it a good rivalry, it's worth discussion, and worth a read at the least if you missed it.
Two things that stood out, as a tease-
Winning Percentage of QB's with at least 100 victories:
Brady: .776 (125-36)
Montana: .711 (133-54)
Bradshaw: .684 (121-56)
Manning: .664 (150-76)
Unitas: .653 (124-66)
Young: .650 (102-55)
Elway: .645 (162-89)
Starr: .644 (105-58)< br> Favre: .618 (199-123)
Marino: .601 (155-103)
And an old story most of you already know, but I love it:
Brady's favorite story happened when he was playing at Michigan: Someone asked equipment manager John Falk which of his championship rings was his favorite -- between Big Ten titles and national titles, Falk had something like 14 at that point -- and Falk quickly responded, "The next one." Brady loved that. He steals it whenever someone asks him, "What was your favorite Super Bowl?"
Saints/Seahawks, then Jets/Colts.
(changed from needless afternoon thread)
I am sorry as I don't have a link, but when I was looking at yet another CC thread I happened to read one of the Progessive ads at the top of the screen. It just told me that Brian saved $500 by switching his insurance.
I thought a Congratulations was in order!
Also, anything is better than more CC crap...
Lions drive to the 6 inch line, fumble. Why do I watch this shit.