If you replace Johnny with Jamie Mac in the 2012 edition, I'd pay $20. No sugarcoat.
This Was Hail To The Victors; Now It's Cheaper
Love the Hoke-pointing inset.
This year's main feature is the price, which is down to a cool $9.99 without a reduction in the amount of content. Other things:
Some guy named Brian from MGoBlog does the usual extensive preview of the offense, defense, special teams, incoming recruits, and overall zeitgeist of the program.
Johnny from RBUAS writes about Denard Robinson, prose flowing like dreads.
Seth Fisher, also known as Misopogon, goes in depth on recruting Ohio. Now more relevant than ever.
Chris Brown of Smart Football attempts to answer the looming offseason question "Al Borges + Denard Robinson == ???" Article is packed with illuminating graphs and some surprising revelations about Manball, or the lack thereof, in Borges's most recent offense.
Brian Fremeau of Football Outsiders attempts to answer another looming question about Michigan football: just how good was Michigan's offense last year and how do they become more efficient this year?
Michael Elkon of Braves and Birds finds out how much improvement Michigan's massive number of returning starters should yield.
Greg Dooley of MVictors recaps the crash-laden, ridiculously-pantsed 1911 season 100 years on.
John Kryk asks members of the massively hyped 1981 team what went wrong on a team that seemed to have it all.
Kryk also goes way back to the days when Nebraska and Notre Dame could not beat down the door of the Big Ten back when it was the Big X.
Craig Ross evaluates his fandom in the aftermath of the last three tumultuous years.
- And various authors put their reputation, honor, and even their very lives on the line in a roundtable addressing critical questions of the day: how many greater-than symbols should we place next to Greg Mattison's name in relation to GERG's? How large and smoky will the crater in Columbus be? Has Kenny Demens broken out already or is he about to? How wrong do you feel about your fuming hat-stomping in the aftermath of Brady Hoke's hire?
All this and at least six ridiculous captions await you. Shipping now; on newstands in about three weeks.
why replace a feature that many people really enjoy? the obvious better solution is to ADD a new jamiemac feature next year. you can skip johnny's feature, but lack of johnny would sadden many a panda.
Also, cover art and/or schedule centerfold by monuMental. Make this happen for Wolverines Kickoff (nee HTTV) 2012.
No Jamiemac makes me a sad panda.
IIRC Jamie couldn't do it this year for whatever reason. Either that or I forgot to email him, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't available. If he was then that was an oversight on my part.
Will this be on sale at newstands in Ann Arbor? I'd like to pick this up before vacation and don't want to wait until it can be mailed on July 27. (The link says that they are taking orders now, but not mailing for another month.)
Thanks, Brian. This looks great.
"Give money to meeeeeeeee"
And it's all MGoShirts and HTTV
And approximately three nanoseconds after I saw that shot of Denard in action, it stood up. i think I even heard it applaud.
Is it September yet?
I hadn't read the title before reading the comment...
But, then I figured it out.
Love it and can't wait for it to come out on newsstands. However, no Jamiemac also saddens me.
Awesome. This is a phenominal product. I got last years for the first time and was very pleased. I'm sad I have to wait. Unless they will be available on Iowa newstands? (sarcasm)
Last year's was my first as well, but it started an annual purchase for sure.
Purchased and feverishly awaited.
just to read another piece from Johnny.
Just shut up and take my money.
Oh thank God. I saw the title of the post on Twitter, and assumed it meant you had found a cheesy recording of our fight song that Special K was going to pump through the PA, and the accompanying press release from Dave Brandon excising the MMB.
I'd pay ten bucks just for the pic of Hoke in full pointing magnificence . . . .
I was on the fence until I saw the Hokepoint. Now there is no doubt. Looking forward to Chris Brown's article and also Johnny's for more Denard myth-making.
Awesome. This has been added to my Michigan-related vocabulary.
I will now spend the next 5-7 days camped out next to my mailbox.
Awesome Awesome. Cant wait for this to arrive in my mailbox. For anyone not sure about buying Brian's magazine I cannot recommend it enough. I have bought the last two and have been incredibly impressed with the product. Easily the best college football pre-season mag you can get as a Michigan fan. The direct analysis is spot on, and the extra articles are really interesting and in-depth.
Thanks in advance to Brian and all the other contributors for all your hard work!
RBUAS is not good. "Look at me! I'm using five descriptive words when one will do and throwing entire paragraphs in that do nothing to inform or move the point forward! I'm just like a freshman in writing class who is so enamored with word count and my own emotions that I frequently ramble for pages without saying anything! Woo!"
The other features look tremendous. Will purchase.
I think he writes with concerted effort to capture complex emotions that cannot be whittled down to a simple setence. It's a writing style, and he is excellent within that style. I can't fault you for not liking it, but I think that flatly saying he isn't good is a bit unfair.
Instead of making asinine statements about unquantifiable matters of taste, try this next time.
"Hi everyone, Desmondo here. I just logged on to say that I do not like Johnny's writing style. It displeases me. Other features of HTTV give me more pleasure than reading Johnny, who employs a writing style for which I do not care."
There, was that so hard?
I'm assuming there is no electronic version available for purchasing?
I hate photographs. They are the worst.
know much that is hidden, o' Tim.
Long time reader, first time poster.
Add me to the list that would like to see a digital version.
Keep up the awesome work.
This thing is a health hazard, often causing my legs to go numb whilst on the throne.
Quick question before I buy: is the in-depth preview that you do going to be much different than the one you do for the blog? I'll probably buy even if it is, but I still want to know.
Also, is this stuff on/going to be on Amazon?
I've read the thing cover to cover several times (I did the copyediting) -- the only 'repeat' of the blog is my article, which condensed and updated and made prettier and more readable my "Carves Up Ohio" series.
Brian's preview in The Magazine Formerly Known as HTTV is pretty different from the 2011 previews that will appear in this space around August -- the blog's are very video centric obviously. I remember thinking it was very fresh, though if you've read every word of this blog for the last three years there's not going to be THAT much new.
Personally I think the roundtable turned out the best.
Love that they are shipping right now and not waiting until after it hits newstands. I will be ready to greet the mailman like my hyper dog.
Is there a place to purchase this in a store? I'm just curious, I wanted to include it in part of a Bday present for my brother.
I bought mine at Books-a-Million last year (like a Borders or Barnes and Noble). Although it probably will be available the same time it hits newsstands and not before (pure speculation though).
Is there a centerfold? Gorgeous Al Borges maybe?
the photo of Hoke should have been captioned, "Hoke wants YOU!"
That is probably some kind of recruiting violation.
I can't wait to read this one. I read the one last year about 3 times I think.
Joyner just posted a nice piece on TPs development, or lack thereof... interesting comparison with Denard's trajectory
John Kryk did his interviews over email. i wouldn't want to ask a former football player "what the hell happened to you guys?" even if he is 50 something.
Eagerly awaiting the article from Smart Football.
has earned you a sale. Moneys for youuuuuuuuu
Imagine if we do well this year and Denard wins the heisman - that cover would so be frameable.
I think it would look pretty cool to frame a bunch of these covers and then hang them on the wall in order.
I could not bear to look at them the last few years at the end of the seasons. Made their way to the trash. So many hopes ground to dust.
Just tell us how to buy your magazine and we will pay for it!
By why would you use that guy named Brian? What does he know? (Will miss JamieMac though).
I ordered it last year, and was frustrated by the fact that it was on the newsstand WAY before I got it. So I'll have a reason to check out Borders et al. But it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.
FYI, Firefox 5 was unsatisfied with the security on MSP's site; IE had no such concern, though.