it's a major award
There is debate about what the word "Hoosier" actually means, but about this there is no debate: Indiana is known for being good at basketball and tragically bad at football. This week's schedule wallpaper explores the idea that after all these years, the University of Indiana is still just trying to figure out football. I love the idea of an Indiana shooting guard about to be trucked by a Michigan running back.
The image below is a preview only. You can get this week's widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.
How it was made
This wallpaper was created using parts of 9 different images: a closeup of a red cushion, a scrapbook that was stretched to fill the screen, a vintage photo frame, a Life image of the 1955 Michigan vs. Army football game, an Army football helmet cut out of a different photo from the same game, a basketball player from an unidentified school, an old photo with water spots and other features to give the base photo a distressed appearance and two scans of watercolor brush strokes that were sampled and repeated to form the Michigan and Indiana logos. I made color and contrast adjustments to just about every element to accomplish the final look.
All of the 2010 Schedule Wallpapers
I think we win, but that seems REALLY high considering IU's offensive power.
Let's hope the money is right.
Let's assume for the sake of argument two plausible scenarios for next week: MSU gets their hat handed to them by Wisconsin, and we beat Indiana on the road.
What kind of psychological condition is MSU in when they travel to Ann Arbor a week later?
a) they don't give a crap; they're our little brother and they want to kill us
b) their egos are dented and they play with less conviction/confidence
c) they're more dangerous still
d) something that I haven't thought of
P.S. If this kind of looking ahead or conjecture is not your cup of tea, that's great; you are not required to respond
My friend and I are planning on going to the game at IU this year, and this will be our first time in Bloomington. We've both taken trips to EL for an MSU-UM game before to sit in the student section, but other than that, we have no experience in other stadiums in the Big Ten.
We were planning on buying tickets through the UM ticket office in order to sit with other Michigan fans, but we were told that the seats were at the mercy of the IU Athletic Dept. I don't mind having "bad" seats if it means I sit with fellow Wolverines, but we can easily get "bad" tickets from other sources for a cheaper price.
I guess my question can be both general and specific:
- Can anyone who has gone to a game @ IU comment on the seating of opposing fans?
- How "nice" are other B10 seats for opposing fans?
If anything I'm curious to know how other B10 stadiums seat their opposing fans, especially given that our own athletic department seats many opposing fans in the top rows in the SE corner of the stadium.
Does anyone know of a bus company that will charter people for the away games? I saw quite a few charters at the Notre Dame game and figured that there would be one for Indiana, Purdue, Penn State or Ohio State. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Without giving too much boring information, I live in South Carolina and my parents are big Clemson fans. I miraculously became a Michigan fan after seeing Desmond strike the pose in 1991. I was 6. I've been obsessed ever since.
I've seen the 1979 highlights countless times but growing up in SC and not being able to attend my first Michigan game until 2006, I don't get to talk Michigan football history with many people, aside from MGoBlog, forums, etc.
Was there anything significant about the Indiana game of 1979? I realize how ridiculously awesome Wangler to Carter is by itself but is there any storyline behind that game? I've just always wondered if that game had more context or if it was simply a great moment in Michigan football history. Can anyone help?