...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Looks like Jewel Hampton is out for the season again, after missing last year with a knee injury.
So, we had a sorta bad, and almost REALLY bad, day. But we ain't got NOTHIN' on Iowa.
And the good folks at BHGP were kind enough to place all of their Scott Tenorman Award nominees in the same thread.
A fun game is to count the number of words they use to complete the phrase "Fuck you, _________." The list includes "offense," "defense," "special teams," Arizona," and "Alphabet," among many, many others.
Dear Michigan Fan,
I write to you right before the kickoff of the 2010-2011, my words might not be the ones you want to hear but have to be said anyways.
Thank you for being faithful to my cause, thank you for being there 110,000 strong at every home game, thank you for traveling for 10 hours to see me play away. Thank you for crying when I lose and for partying all around town when I win. We have many memories together, good and bad, whether it be Bo’s speeches, the comeback against Iowa in 1997, A-Train’s fumble against NorthWestern or Phillip Brabbs’ field goal against Washington. They are all moments that make our relationship stronger and that make us bond the way we have bonded in the past and the way we will keep on bonding in the future. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
Friend, you have been angry at me recently and I don’t really know why? is it because there are less W’s? If so is our relationship one of self-interest? I truly thought you loved me for my inner soul and not for materialistic and cosmetic things, I thought you love me for what i mean to do and not just what I succeed at doing.
Well, don’t blame anything on the coach or the players, the university or yourself, there is nothing wrong, the spirit of this team is still there, I know it. Did you see Threet running against Wisconsin in 2008, did you know that he is actually a pocket passer!! Did you see Tate trying and trying and trying last year, did you see Rich crying? Did you see that Notre Dame game, or the attempt to comeback against MSU or Iowa? Yes we do not always succeed, but it will come back, sooner or later, so don’t give up on me not today or tomorrow. Win or lose we are all Wolverines at heart, feisty and fighting till the end.
Don’t worry about that missed tackle today, and don’t worry about that broken protection, none are intentional and in return I will give you much more glory in the future, just give me a real chance to prove it and cheer for that team as much as you can.
As for the coach, give him a chance, he really needs you and his players need him, so if anything lets all stand united against all those who doubt us and lets prove forever that we are all Maize and Blue and not just Wal-Mart Wolverines! And no matter what happens today next week or in November stand by me.
Go Blue and Hail to the Victors,
The Heart and Soul of the Michigan Football Team
My vote is for the "Ol' John Deere"... too bad he graduates this year, but damn it'd be sweet to Ricky Stanzi leading the team on a tractor pull around Memorial Stadium...
feel free to include your own cheesy ideas with appropriately cheesy graphics....
For those of you with insomnia, Michigan vs Iowa from 1990 is on BTN. Watch it only if you love the old turf and gigantic shoulder pads because there is not a happy ending.
An interesting article in the NY Times about Iowa ending up with about 400 extra Freshman than it planned. Admissions is a difficult job, because inevitably, a large portion of the admitted students will choose other schools. It kind of seems similar to coaches over signing recruits attempting to predict attrition. At least the incoming Iowa students aren't having their admissions rescinded.
The university does not expect to have much trouble adding smaller discussion groups to accommodate the incoming freshmen taking big, introductory lecture courses like Rhetoric, which is essentially English 101. Housing all the incoming students, though, has been the biggest challenge. With each freshman entitled to campus housing, several hundred students transferring from community and other colleges will most likely be given beds in newly commissioned, off-campus apartments or renovated dorm lounges.