Hot. Hot. Hot.
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
never heard of it
The University of Michigan football program will open the 2014 season with a match-up against Appalachian State University on Aug. 30 at Michigan Stadium. This will be the second [sic] meeting between the Wolverines and Mountaineers at Michigan Stadium.
Sorry about that error in the second sentence above. Michigan has never played Appalachian State.
If you'll excuse me, I feel like having a seizure.
Hot. Hot. Hot.
That's catchy all right! Sounds like a bad burger joint jingle.
That noise is my palm smacking my face. WHY!
...people will say it doesn't matter. But I'll feel better.
I'm more worried about Western. But I am FIRED up to start the season!
There are so many fantastic parts of this video, but my favorite is the consecutive onlsaught of guitar, sax, and keyboard solos.
The honorable mention goes to the (EDIT: husky) girl who looks like she's about to throw a bottle of chemicals into a "HOT HOT HOT" fire.
Best part: Girl with hands on van de Graaf generator. Does App. State offer the newest technology to it's science majors? You betcha.
I was upset about this, but after watching this vide, I find this whole situation comical. I think it was this video. Maybe it was that I started drinking. But for now, I'm going with this video.
Sounds like a commercial from the 70's. When this game is played I hope they run up the score like there is no tomorrow.
And yet still1000x better than "We are ND"
As far as cupcakes go....
If at first you don't succeed . . .
Ya think the team will be ready to play?
You have got to be kidding me. You are right I have never heard of them either. "In college, we'd start every season against Appalachian State or some slack Division II team." That must be the reasoning behind this...
Get a F'in countdown clock
Are you sure he didn't mean a clock showing the number of days since UoM last beat App State?
I'm sorry, that's my one flamebait comment on this post. I swear. Man I wish I had photoshop skills so I could've made one and posted it here. Damn. You can close your eyes and picture it still. That's good enough.
No, thats not what I meant... But it's alright. I'm sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr. Poopy Pants?
I said I was sorry. I felt bad the whole time I was doing. I mean, I did it anyway. But I apologized!
All kidding aside, I should have left it well enough alone. I'm sure it hurts enough already. I think you have to acknowledge though that you're bring it upon yourselves, right? What was the rationale behind this? It's not like they are gonna pay you to play them again. Plus I thought it was somewhat witty, no? Totally classless? Ok, fine.
is brought upon oneself? The comments that people make to you guys about Jim Tressel.
OSU...where an un-honorable man is treated as a martyr.
Yeah, I know. Glass houses I suppose. Lord knows we live in one, that's for sure.
We are rivals, gotta still poke fun or else it's just a game played in November.
since OSU last had an honorable coach? Can you make that a clock please?
I thought that was a good one.
The joke's on you, though- infinity >>>> the 3000 or so days it's been since Michigan last beat OSU.
Front page this
what about "this has no upside" do we not understand?
Oh, and while we're at it, could I please re-live my three childbirths that I had without epidurals? Because that felt awesome as well.
Except we were something like second in the country when The Horror happened. I'd like to think we'll take this one seriously unlike last time, but by 2014, we'll have freshmen who were 11 in 2007.
/making us all feel old.
We were ranked #5 to start the season that year, but were #2 according to NCAA Footbal 08. I remember...
We were ranked #5 going into the '07 game.
I wouldn't worry about the players taking them lightly. By the time of the game, they'll have heard of the '07 game 6 trillion times, courtesy of ESPN et al.
I'm sure that whomever is coach will show the team The Horror, just to doubly make sure they're ready.
I vaguely remember that in the conference, TV revenues are split evenly among all in the Big 10. But what about non-conference games? If Michigan gets the Lion's share of TV revenues, and only pays out 600k, this game could have the potential to make Michigan significantly more money than almost any other game.
That is part of the problem... None of us fans were worried about this match up before it started last time, and apparently none of the players were worried about it either. Oh The Horror, THE HORROR!!
Unless Armani Edwards is one his 8th year of eligiblity, ASU can't be as scary as that 2007 team.
Fuck me sideways with a lunchbox.
Sense this does not make.
There is no try only do.
I just remember my cousin telling me on the way to a baseball game that summer that we were starting the season against a real cupcake. Little did we know. At least the end of that season was good.
No matter if we win by 50, all anyone will be talking about is when we lost. This is just dumb, dumb, dumb.
There are tons of halfway decent 1-AA teams Michigan could bring up- Delaware, Montana, Richmond, Villanova, etc.
Bringing back Appy State makes no sense, especially when the program just decided to make the leap to the big boys in a few years. I was at that game and whether we win by 1 or 100 it won't make the sting of the first loss any less. You know their fans won't care either way- I can't wait to get taunted even if we win. And yes, I have to say if.
App State is the only FCS opponent that makes sense. It's an actual meaningful game. Every other game we could schedule against an FCS team is a waste of time. We might as well schedule a doubleheader against Eastern. But App State, that actually is exciting. I want payback against them. The thought of a team like that being 1-0 against us is disgusting. I don't know how you can be okay with that.
And really, the idea that we'd continue to schedule FCS teams but duck out on App State would make us look pitiful.
A guy in the other thread had the best analogy I have seen for this game and why it can't possibly bring us redemption:
(Paraphrasing here) It's like getting beat up by a girl, and then going back years later to fight her again.
That is what it feels like here. If we win, no one cares, but if we lose AGAIN, we are even more a laughing stock than the first time. Bad move IMHE.
I felt this way at first as well, but now I am changing my mind. Allow this analogy from my college years to illustrate:
An friend of a friend I knew in undergrad was probably the best beer pong player I have ever known. Like scary good, never seen him lose. Also really competative. So, me being crappy, when I happened to play him for the first time, I of course won by sheer luck and him being off his game. Drove the kid crazy. So what did I do? Naturally, I never played him again. Thus I ensured I always had that crazy game when I (well I and my teammate) unseated the king.
This is kind of what I think is happening. Nothing will ever erase the Horror, but kicking their ass in a rematch does make the first one seem less spectacular when you look back at it. Just as if I would have played that guy again, and probably gotten skunked, would have made my initial victory seem less cool. So if anything, it's kind of a mistake by App St. to play us again, and give us the chance to put them back in their place.
Of course if we have a crappy showing again...well then, we have bigger problems.
Couldn't have said it any better.
The Russians beat the crap out of the US several times after the "Miracle on Ice".
Didn't matter one bit.
That's a good counter-point, but I'm pretty sure those wins matter to the Russians. Imagine if the miracle were the last game that US and Russia ever played against each other. But it wasn't, Russia returned to their acendancy (although, again, the international hockey landscape has changed since then), and I'm guessing no really cares about that game much outside of the US much anymore. Just like no matter what happens in any subsequent game, App St will always celebrate that win, as they shoud. But it will help our healing process.
The Russians beating the US and nobody caring is significantly better for the Russians than it would have been if they ducked the US after that and whined about there being no upside so they wouldn't play 'em.
Not interested, do not want, will not go, am not enthused.
Not Not Not.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not eat them in the rain.
I will not eat them on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I will not eat them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them ANYWHERE!
Hot water already burned baby. Don't need to try again.
I am incapable of finding it myself, but if anyone can locate a .gif of Dustin Hoffman freaking out in Rain Man while screaming the dialogue above and simultaneously hitting himself, greatly appreciated. And, I think, relevant to ALL our interests on this day of days.