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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If forced into the vacuum of space, which is three degrees above absolute zero, Brady Hoke might consider a light windbreaker.
Until then, he's happy with the polo shirt in a balmy October rainstorm in the Midwest.
That is all.
If the players don't get windbreakers when playing in space, then he's not wearing one either.
Honey Brady don't need a windbreaker - his natural insulation keeps him warm.
let's get rid of the white hats. They look absurd. Regular blue hats with the Block M, a la Bo, Mo, and LLO. The white hats are so very Les Milish. Ugh. But I understand why Hoke (Ho!?) doesn't wear a hat. Dude's got a big noggin. Would look like a walking candy apple with a baseball hat on.
They're all wearing white caps because of the itty bitty pink on them.
No, they wear white hats every game. If you go to MDen, they have white hats on sale that say they are the official hats worn by players and staff.
I think the white hats with pink on them look sweet. Just ordered one for myself as a matter of fact.
There's a chance the white hats are used so the players can easily spot a coach signaling in plays or formations. A blue hat amongst a sea of soaking blue jerseys, helmets, and fans might be tough to spot.
...the aesthetics appear to be all wrong, my guess is that the color (absence of color?) choice is designed to increase the visibility of the coaches on the sideline when viewed from the field. Sometimes you have to allow form to follow function and learn to appreciate the resulting outcome. It's way superior to ND's use of red ball caps for its backup QB signal relayers.
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You might be interested in revisiting my analysis of Brady Hoke's provocative decision not to sport a Michgan baseball cap, written before the 2011 season. See the post entitled Brady Hoke a "Michigan Man"? Where’s the baseball cap?
(Sorry, I don't know how to link to posts.)
I admire Hoke. I just do. For lots of reasons. He seems to be precisely who he seems to be.
Midwestern born and raised ... now living in the heat of the Arizona desert
I can confirm your assumption. My Wife's OB/GYN told me all about going to school in Kettering with Coach Hoke and his wife (while she was performing a C-section, no less). Apparently, the Doctor was the captain of the cheerleading squad while Coach was the captain of the football team. She could not say enough about what wonderful people Coach and his Wife both are. Furthermore, she said they have both been the exact same people since their days together in high school. Last, the Doc told me that even though she was an OSU alumna, she was now a Michigan fan and would be as long as Coach Hoke was in charge.
Then the baby came out and we got sidetracked. College football didn't seem to be an appropriate topic any longer.
ALWAYS remember the golden rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules
Awesome story and congrats on the little one!
"Wasn't that Michigan drive just great. That's like Patton riding into Berlin." ~Bob Ufer
don't need to be capitalized. This is starting to become more annoying than "couldn't care less".
I was an English major once upon a time, and at that time, they were capitalized, if you are referring to a specific person. If i was just referring to any doctor or any wife, then lower case is fine.
Now if they've updated the MLA in the last 15 years, well...GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!
(I have included several grammatical errors in this message for your enjoyment. Have fun!)
There is nothing wrong with couldn't care less.
i couldn't care less, and wish you could.
...Yes, Hoke seems to be turning the tide. Jersey sales.
/now downvoting myself.
"Mattison must break you. Jake Ryan is his tool."
I think it's a gyn who has told me she'll be a fan as long as brady is the coach. She's told me a couple times she went to college with him. Both times I've been in an or with her in Dublin.
Wasting away in Ohio, a Wolverine in a sea of red and grey
In the first half he had his Chuckstrong shirt on as an undershirt. He did change his undershirt for the 2nd half.
/guy who notices block M vs text Michigan on uniform back of neck spot.
//Hoke Uber Alles
"Over? Did you say, over? Nothing is over until we decide it is!"
i wish he would wear a jacket, though. we dont need a Craig Kill.
Ain't no shame in buyin' a shirt with sleeves. It's easier to rip them suckers off than to put 'em back on. That's just science y'all.
or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
If Brady dresses for success during inclement weather, he probably wouldn't be sick so often. The expectation is for taking the position of dressing properly for the weather. His mother taught him better than this. Why make your mom look bad Brady?
His "it's mid-season and so my vocal cords are scratched" voice and his sick voice are so similar, I can never tell which is happening.
Love this post.
Other coaches use up valuable time putting on longsleeved shirts and/or jackets. Brady's clothing method is more efficient and allows him extra time to coach.
I'm just surprised that Nick Saban hasn't realized this. When he does, he'll probably start coaching in a loincloth, with graduate assistants following him around with portable space heaters.
Please. No. Not that.
I would like to request a fur coat ala the opening scenes of Gladiator, if at all possible. Are we not taking requests on the future Hoke-drobe?
Eff it. I'm going with my short sleeve shirt goddammit!
Even Schembechler had the common sense to wear a windbreaker for crying out loud:
Not all coaches, however, share Brady's aversion to warmth and prefer to dress in their outside clothes....
I knew the Lions would always be soft.
Say what you will about Fontes, he's still the only living Lions coach to have won a playoff game.
I remember him looking like Nanook of the North and laughing my ass off. The man hated cold weather, and it showed.
Fontes only liked one type of white powdery substance. Snow was not it.
that pic was taken IN the Silverdome.
Even mild hypothermia can have negative effects on critical thinking skills. That said, it probably doesn't take much thought on gameday if your gameplan is to call 50 fullback dives and berate the officials.
I rushed back to the office early from lunch for this?
You know you're old (and a parent) when you find yourself thinking "self, I wish Brady Hoke would wear more weather-appropriate clothes so he doesn't catch a cold and miss practice." Eeeesh. What happened to those carefree and childless years?
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
I don't know why I care what the hell our coach wears on the sidelines, whether he says "Ohio" or "Ohio State", or that he refers to all injuries as booboos (giving the media zilch in terms of info) but I do.
Hoke really is just awesome in so many ways. Not because he wears shortsleeves in a cold, soaking rain. But it certainly doesn't hurt.
Ok...I think we lost Brian. Maybe the cold meds are taking over his soul.
Bitches don't know about my 4 pairs of long johns... and that makes me really sad.
is that I grew up in the early 60s listening to my father fulminate about what an asshole Woody Hayes was, and he specifically would mention Woody's penchant for going sleeveless and coatless regardless of the weather.
That's the sole item of resemblance between the two coaches, thank God.
Ahhh, but don't forget about Hoke only referring to OSU as Ohio. That is so Woody Hayes.
Except our coach isn't, you know, an irascible asshole
To be sure there are big differences between Hoke and Woody. Being an irascible asshole certainly being one of them. But if Hoke has a few mannerisms that are comparable to Woody, then dressing like him on the sideline and referring to your rivals without calling them by name are two that I would not be upset with. Winning a lot of football games like Hayes would be cool too.
Brady striping off his polo to reveal a big block M wife beater that he will wear through an enitre snowstorm during a game in November.