"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Quick note to let you know we'll be having a liveblog tomorrow, getting started around 10 (or so--bloggers sleep late you know) and continuing into the afternoon to whenever we get bored of it.
To keep things interesting and make our jobs easier, you are welcome to add questions for us to roundtable about on there, because surely you love the keystrokes of our voices as much as we do.
Brandon Williams, onetime cornerback for UM and some NFL teams nobody cares about, now executor officia of the Go Blue Then and Now charity network for Wolverines, will be joining us to share his blatherings on defensive backing, as if anyone couldn't do it.
Join us. Pants optional.
Starting yesterday afternoon you may have noticed some pictures of incredibly swank, Block-M'ed watches bracing your MGoContent. To just insert a little more information, these are very high-end, officially licensed watches, and very few are made of any one series. Friend of the blog Shashi Mara (see Brian's writeup on him last month) is the man who created them, and how they came to be is an interesting story itself.
Note that these are not at all normal every-guy watches. But for those of you on the other side of many successful seasons, and who can bear witness to just how great it is to be a Michigan Wolverine, then maybe it's time.
Attention. Captain Alvin Mercer leaves for a honeymoon in Tokyo at oh-nine hundred hours. Any nurse wishing to be the bride please contact the captain. No experience necessary
--M.A.S.H. 4077 PA announcer
With Major Cook honeymooning in Seoul, your friendly officers Misopogeye Pierce, RadarVH, and Trapper Tim will be getting a bit more liberal with the Bump buttons.
With that in mind, I'd like your help in generating a list of topics you'd like to see covered over the next few weeks. If you've got an idea you want help developing, we can help with that. Otherwise let us know what you'd love to read...I'll publish what we come up with on the main page and see if we get any takers.
Good and Bad Examples:
- Do early commits work out better than late ones?
- Which recruiting site has been the most accurate with M players over X years?
- What happens in the event that figure 'A' is attracted to figure 'B' and wants to get married, but figure 'A' is already married to figure 'C' and figure 'B' is engaged to figure 'D', but figure 'A' can't keep his hands of figure 'B' because she's got such agreat figure?
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Brian, et al:
You did an absolutely outstanding job this week. The season preview - all 13 glorious parts of it - was fantastic and above and beyond the great work you've done in the past. You did that, and also dealt swiftly, effectively, and truthfully with an unexpected and unjustified assault on the program by a publication whose days are numbered and that, as a result, was willing to cast aside any semblance of journalistic integrity in order to stave off its coming execution. HAIL!
If you've read the tens of thousands of words this week, you've received an invaluable benefit, free of charge. Now is the time to let our friends know that their hard work is appreciated. Support the site, whether your donation is large or small. Every little bit helps and you know you would pay something for what you've read here this week. Just because Brian is picking up swanky sponsors (yay MDEN!) does not mean he and the rest are adequately compensated for the hard work they do for us and for the program.
Once again, HAIL! I can't wait for tomorrow.P.S. I'm under the required 200 words, but I wanted to ensure this was as widely disseminated as possible. Those that have consistently worked so hard on this website are not going to beg for help. I don't know how much they need it, but I assume they are not compensated in a way that reflects their talents or dedication to doing what they do so well. So, there you go...