Mike Lantry, 1972
Rubber capital of the world, this.
"Akron" is Greek for "pinnacle" or "high place" (I'll take the latter definition for $500, Alex). It is home to about 200,000 people who live there either for the cheap rubber or because Cleveland was just too nice. It is one of many mid-major schools—Bowling Green, Toledo, Miami (NNTM), Cincinnati, Kent State, and of course OHIO!—which make up the fabric of this nation's worst state.
How this works again:
This Week's Game:
Akron Zips versus the Michigan Wol's
And on the Line…
Model: Steve Everitt
Your AMERICAN APPAREL version of the Worst State Ever shirt. If you are Brady Hoke it comes with a Pet Viking. Don't fall for the knockoff versions that we're too lazy to sue; this is the original, on a 50/50 cotton and polyester blend to make it really soft.
At the Marlin & Friends event last week local realtor Tammi Ebenhoeh gave me tickets for six couples (one a little bent out of shape from being in my pocket) to tomorrow night's MEECHIGAN FOOTBALL PARTY in German Park.
For those who haven't been, it's a private combination tailgate/pep rally that gets up to about 2,000 people, with food and beer served out of the kitchen, and a band. Jon Falk is almost always there as well as several former players, and some of the guys from current teams might show up. A couple of years ago they had the Heisman trophy.
To win one, put your best rivalry joke in the comments below with your answer by 7pm tonight, at which time I'll judge my favorites based on my particular (not quite normal) sense of humor. Sample:
Q: Why did O.J. Simpson drive his White Bronco in the direction of East Lansing?
A: He knew it was the last place they'd look for a Heisman winner.
Winners will can pick their tickets tomorrow afternoon at the UGP store on 2248 S. Main Street (next to Buschs). Each ticket is good for 2 people. Don't bring the kids.
UPDATE: After much deliberation (I read them all then asked my dog which were his favorites) I have picked my five winners. Mostly they were the ones you couldn't just go down to Austin and hear about A&M etc.
Winners should have emails in the account you used to sign up for MGoBlog.
If you can read this you don’t need glasses:
One entry per user. First user to choose a set of scores wins, determined by the timestamp of your entry (for my ease I prefer if you don't post it as a reply to another person's score--if you do it won't help or hurt you). If nobody gets the score, this week's prize carries over to the following week's. Deadline for entries is 24 hours before the start of the game (since I won't have time to pull them on gamedays). MGoEmployees and Moderators--anyone else with moderator privileges--are exempt from winning because you could change your timestamp. If you choose the score that Brian published in the official preview and it actually ends up the final score, well, that would be pretty amazing because Brian picks scores like 29-11 all the time. We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. The algorithm is just a regional rivalry. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus. This is not the algorithm. This is close.
52-6, Michigan wins
UM 69-3. Great game to eval younger guys. Give up late FG.
Joe Montana will throw for 297 yards and 5 TDs, three of them to Jerry Rice.
What does the "N" on Nebraska's helmets stand for? Nowledge.
Michigan - 41
Akron - 10
Michigan 69, Akron 0
42 - 13
What do you say to an Ohio State football player dressed in a three piece suit?
Will the defendant please rise.
56-7 good guys
Mac Snack: 10
What's the fastest way to own a small business? Start with a large business and put a Spartan in charge of it.
66 to 6 UM
Michigan wins. But it's closer than the experts think.
So the Spartan fan asked the Michigan fan, "Does it suck not having a mascot?"
The Michigan fan replies, "It's better than having one that wears a dress."
45 - 17 Michigan
Michigan 48-13 Akron
What do a cold beer, a ham sandwich, and a turd have in common?
They are all staples in the average OSU fan's cooler.
What did the beer say to the sandwich?
It's pretty shitty in here.
Michigan 66, Akron 7
Michigan 62, Akron 10
Michigan 72 Akron 6
No love lost here as Cheaty McSweatervest is hanging around the arkon tire factory. Michigan shows no mercy: DG and Sugar have 4 tds apiece and the RBs account for 3 more. Then Norfleet and the D each get one and we send Wile on for a 60-yard FG as time expires. 94-0 Michigan.
63-6... Michigan. To clarify.
Michigan goes up 31-0 by early in the second quarter, and Brady empties the bench so he doesn't humiliate an Ohio MAC school. Cleary is at QB for much of the 4th q. Deveon and Green both rush for 100+ yds, but also fumble.
50/50 cotton/poly blend t-shirts make as much sense as plaid vinyl liederhosen at German Park.