So I'm currently in NJ doing an internship for a Civil Engineering company. Being the intern, I am out in the field a lot doing inspection for roads and in the process come across a lot of police officers. In talking to most of them I am asked where I go to school and after I reply the University of Michigan they go "Ohh, Big Blue right?!" After hearing a few recruits mentioning "Big Blue" and then hearing most of NJ calling the Maize and Blue incorrectly I am just wondering it's origins.
"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."