Hail and Unite has launched a new website and a promo video. The hype is real! They even have an executive board. It's fitting that this comes on a day when Brian writes about the failure of Dave Brandon. I wonder who served as Louis Elbel's CFO and COO back when he wrote "The Victors."
The Hail and Unite team has started a PR Twitter account and going on the the PR offensive. They have rebranded it as a pump-up/hype song not intended to replace "The Victors," and they plan to reintroduce the song proposal to CSG next week.
I don't want to be too hard or bash these guys, but they really need to let this idea die. And if they do feel so strongly about it, they should just come up with it on their own in collaboration with other students, and if the song is good enough, it will catch on organically. Going to CSG for funding for an official project and paying someone who doesn't care at all about Michigan is the wrong way to go about this.
...because that's just what we do when we conquer Spartie!
Nice win at The Joe, 2-1 over MSU. Just as age is more or less just a number to Red Berenson, posbanging is more or less what what we do while our Michigan hockey team celebrates a win over State by singing "The Victors" in the JLA locker room!
During the Clippers-Mavericks game last night, the play-by-play announcer asked what team will Kansas face on Friday, and Chris Webber responded by humming "The Victors," which I think is a wonderful reply.
There is a clip with sound of the exchange at http://www.annarbor.com/mi/wolverines/2013/03/video_ex-michigan_star_chris_w/
Webber isn't vocal about his support of the team, like Jalen and others, so I found it interesting and somewhat surprising. Please delete and forgive a newb if this isn't thread worthy, though.
Torrent: 2012 Sugar Bowl 720p MP4 (6.18GB)
Quick and dirty highlights:
MGoBlue's usual lo-fi offering:
Holly Rowe stiffarms the competition:
Trophy presentation and Hemingway interview:
Hoke, Denard, Hemingway, Van Bergen, Gibbons:
Special teams guru Frank Beamer:
NOLA kids are fast learners:
113 years ago today, November 24, 1898, the University of Michigan defeated the University of Chicago 12-11 on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago, winning their first Western Conference Championship in the process. Louis Elbel, a U of M School of Music student who traveled to Chicago to see the game, penned the lyrics to The Victors that night in celebration of the victory he witnessed.
On this Thanksgiving Day, I'm thankful for the Greatest College Fight Song Ever Written.