Is this how Brian started MGoBlog??
(Sorry, I can't figure out how to get the actual cartoons. If someone can, great.)
According to the Internet Wayback Machine, here is how Brian started MGoBlog:
He's giddy about a couple of Juniors that Michigan was recruiting. Someone named Chris Wells (d'oh) and Brandon Graham (woo-hoo).
Well, that was interesting, thanks for the link. I started reading in the summer of '06 so that was new to me.
One thing of note, Brian's early thoughts on The Space Emperor: Punter: BEST EVER.
Just to show again how absurd it is to get so excited over high school kids who may or may not do anything in college - I was skimming Brian's old content and I came across this gem
(Talking about M's D-Line class):
"A+. Are you kidding me? Four top-100 recruits? This class is silly good, the strongest defensive-line class Michigan has ever had in the Lemming era of recruiting. No offense to the Bowmans, Stevens, and Heuers of the world, but these guys are on another level of potential."
And those 4 were: Germany, Slocum, McKinney, and Taylor. (1 for 4 - Yikes)
since most of us never actually see the kids in person. However, that is where you need to be able to "coach them up". Something that I see with other schools and not always at M. I hope that changes a with the new regime where we get what is expected or better out of a recruit.
Yeah we never get anything out of those 2 and 3 star guys Llloyd and his cronies should have spent less time reading poetry and coaching a little bit.
No offense but Navarre and Griese were average at best they just had a great defense and/or great weapons. They probably shouldn't have even been starters if UM had gotten better recruits. I'll but Hart and Edwards but those are exceptions, not the rule.
They were not the greatest but they were respectively a walk on and a converted tight end who were never supposed to be Michigan starters but they exceeded expectations. That was the other posters argument. Which I think is 1 of the way overblown arguments of the Lloyd era.
It is similar to the Red Wings need to be tougher arguments.
Not sure which schools were coaching up all this talent over Michigan I thnk most schools were the same in this regard
Actually, Navarre was always a QB. His homestate school (Wisconsin) wanted him to be a TE, but we never did. And Griese "walked-on" only because he committed after our last scholarship was taken for the '93 class. He was a regular recruited prospect, and Moeller promised him a scholarship as soon as one opened up. The legend of Griese as "walk-on who made good" is seriously exaggerated.
Navarre was NOT a converted TE.
Anyone who told you that has no idea what they're talking about.
Navarre was actually considered a better QB prospect than OH native Andy Mignery, who was in the same class and later moved to TE and played a lot on special teams.
Yeah, and it's especially ironic when you consider how much time we've spent discussing the lack of upperclass talent on the 2008 team. You really can't evaluate these classes until a few years later.
By the way, it's interesting to read that Taylor briefly had LSU as his leader. What is it about LSU and defensive linemen from the state of Michigan? Do they recruit any other positions here?
I always assumed God came to Brian in a burning bush in the Diag and sent him forth to lead the Wolverine people out of the desert and into the Promised Land of MNCs and 5 star recruits.
God asked him to kill MGoBlue.com. Instead, he killed a ram that happened to walk by. It's in the old testament.
i think it was when word of the blog spread throughout the central asian steppe. the value of such "hits" from that area to advertisers is just about impossible to describe.
There was this loud BANG and this blog just sort of appeared.
I subscribe to the Stephen Hawking theory that is was not a big bang but rather a slow whoosh.
Brian Cook said "let there be blog" and it was. and he was very pleased. On the 7th day, he rested, and watched football. (For you see, in football, Saturday is the 7th day, not Sunday.)
"And it was good..."
Technically, if you're talking old testament references, Saturday is the 7th day for the Jews as well.
Somehow referring to the Jewish community as "JEWS" seems offensive.
I find it less pedantic than "Jewish People" and certainly more appropriate than "Hebrews" or the semi-derisive slang, "Heebs." Writing it in all-caps, though, would be a bit strange.
per a Jewish friend is acceptable. "Jooos" is the bigot perfered anti semitic slur on the intertubes.
It's the Druish that I cant stand....
"Would you like something to read?"
"Do you have anything light?"
"yes, how about this leaflet. famous Jewish sporting legends."