Michigan & MSU
So here we are, the morning after. Unlike your midnight romp with that cute girl wearing the nicely fitting Brady jersey that one night, there is no pill to fix what happened yesterday. This morning's pill maybe harder to swallow than that one as well, seeing as how it's been a while since Sparty beat us. But here is my point, it's going to be alright.
I will not say anything to try and excuse what happened yesterday. We got beat, everyone from the coaches to the players made bad decisions, hell even the refs had a questionable call in our favor. But it's not the end of the world or the program.
Many Michigan haters are having a field day, and it sucks. I hate trying to go to a message board about college football and constantly seeing everyone from East Lansing down to South Bend over to Columbus talking shit about how bad we have been this year. Let it go, everyone is entitled to a bad season, unfortunately our last one was 41 years ago, so everyone that has been quiet for all those years has recently found a voice.
It hurts to lose to a team that, to be honest, I hardly remember the last time we lost to (not because of age, but because it was 7 years ago). It happens, we couldn't go on for the rest of existence without losing to MSU. It doesn't help that Mike Hart (God love him) made some inflammatory (yet hilarious) comments last year, and that Brandon Graham (played like a monster yesterday) guaranteed a win. It also hurts that Dantonio has become a harbinger of anger for many UofM fans because of his pissing match with a 5'9" player.
This season has been tough, and it won't get any easier. But some of the namecalling and pissing and moaning about the system and the coaches and players needs to stop. It's not the coaches fault that they don't have players for their system, and it's not the fault of the players that their ability doesn't fit the system. Calling for the heads of 18-19 year olds because they made a bad decision is low class and Columbus-esque. It needs to stop. Criticizing the coaches is funny to me, Rich Rodriquez makes millions of dollars to do what he does, you eat pretzels and drink beer while neglecting the lawn work.
The end result will pay off, if you can bear with the means. Give it time, and for the time being, take deep breaths, and remember that no matter what, it will always be great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
Beginning in 1968, unranked Michigan teams are 5-0 against MSU.
1968 Michigan over #12 MSU 28-14 in AA
1980 Michigan over MSU 27-23 in AA
1982 Michigan over MSU 31-17 in AA
1998 Michigan over MSU 29-17 in AA
2005 Michigan over #11 MSU 34-31(overtime) in EL
These stats come from the weekly release pdf at MGoBlue.com
I need some help!
This Saturday our local Michigan Alumni club, along with the local MSU Alumni club, will be hosting a game time party. Unfortunately (for me) our entire board of directors and a large part of our club is going to the game, leaving me as the lone voice to defend the Maize-N-Blue! Now don't get me wrong I can generally hold my own when it comes to verbal sparring, however the MSU Alumni spokemen has been doing this event for several years and will undoubtly be throwing out the one liners left and right. Not wanting to dissapoint I figured this would be a great place to turn to, to find the latest and greatest one line zingers, rebutles, and just all around good natured MSU rib ticklers! So... lets hear them! Also any good Trivia tid bits, and or awesome Stats that I can use as filler during comercial breaks will be more than welcomed!
Thanks for all your help!
I want to reach out too all of the fans of this great program. All I ask of you is that you support Michigan football. We all know that this weekends game against MSU carries major implications for the future of Michigan football both for the remainder of this season and the next. So SHOW UP! Be loud, be proud let the players and coaches and especially the recruits know that win or lose we are still going to be there. This season has been a worst case scenario for all of us but are we so arrogant to expect that Michigan should never play this bad? I dont like it, im mad im disappointed I had so many great hopes for this season and even though the team doesnt owe me anything I still feel let down. But I refuse to give up I wont ever give up on this team so my only viable option is to cheer even louder.
I hope that you decide to follow suit. Ill be there Saturday, at the "Victors Walk" cheering them on, in pregame warmups cheering them on and during the game I plan to make so much noise that by the end of the game I wont be able to speak. I know that there will be someone there who doesnt want to stand up doesnt want to cheer and bitches about the playcalling insesintly but I gaurantee you that will not be me
With their recent verbal commit of the massive 6' 8" OT from Iowa, MSU and dantonio are putting together one hell of a recruiting class. With some research, MSU has (according to Rivals):
- (3) four star OT's
- (2) four star RB's
- (1) four star QB
- (1) four star WR
- (1) four star OLB
Yes, ratings this early really don't mean much, but come-on, "Little Brother" is going through puberty and looking to take a couple of swings at ol' "Big Brother" for pushing him around for the past few years.
This rivarly is really going to start to get interesting ......finally.