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Yes, Dear Diary
The Sartorialist. When it comes to Wife Week, we put the 'M' in Marais
Hi everyone. This is Seth's wife. I am writing your blog entry today because "Misopogon" (how do you even pronounce that?!?) is not allowed on the Internet again until you stop with the threads about Gholston, and Lewan and Gholston, and dirty plays, and penalties on Gholston, and hate, and media coverage of Gholston, and how neither MSU or their coach disciplined Gholston, and respect, and similar plays, and suspensions for Gholston, and for Rush, and why this will make recruits prefer Michigan, and '08-'10 in-state recruiting, and taunting, and if late cheap shots injured Denard.
Got that all out of your system? Okay here's your blogger back; remind him he still needs to pick up dog food.
Hey. So you can wade through all of that, or just visit RationalMSUfan's thoughts and the ensuing comments. There's two points of derp in there (he mistakes four flagrant personal fouls in a game for one, and believes Gardner should start). But give him some credit for coming here sane when his blogosphere looks like this------------(HT Mgrowold)-------------->
He followed Derp 1 with a good point: Dantonio probably didn't see more than the punch and the piling on; maybe he would have pulled him if he saw the arm-bar and the facemask twist too. He sat on the video for four days until the Big Ten issued a suspension so probably no.
Off the board things were a little more under control. Gonzoist jhackney thinks this kind of behavior is something to be proud of, yada yada dick in a mason jar, pass the asparagus.
Like junkies hooked on a drug, Michigan fans in withdrawal began lashing out with a bowie knife everywhere and on everyone. Some of the slashing was justified, but some was just pent up rage left over from three disappointing seasons previous.
Nonnair found MSU averages about five personal fouls, roughed passers or unsportsmanlike penalties in the three games MSU has played Michigan in East Lansing under Dantonio, before devolving into into an unfair comparison with Erickson-era Hurricanes.
I mean this with all possible double entendre: let's move on to…
Wife Week 2011
Do you think these uniforms make me look like a sell-out'? Cause I was going
for all like, 'lets get the team fired up!' -DB
Last year Six Zero won the Internet for previewing his bye week spousal shopping excursion. It inspired an Opponent's Press Conference, a post-game flame war on the boards, and a movie! This year Vasav has asked for a wallpaper. But that's about it.
What's up board? You care more about your Little Brother than me? Okay fine, don't mind me; just sit there and talk about football with your friends.
As the lady says, hey did you see that new defense?
With our D getting gashed recently by MSU the question has been asked “Why not play more 46?” In this diary I hope to go over the strengths, weaknesses and a little history of the Bear Defense.
JeepinBen is your diarist of the week for breaking down the forty-six. MichFan1997 has taken up the mantle of FEI projecting, but after three straight years of dropping way down in the Big Ten season I'm hesitant to believe Michigan's got the 17th best defense in the country just yet. THE_KNOWLEDGE has settled into a new role as kind of a predictions wrangler, like Moe but without the awesome free stuff. Of Logic, Chriseous Dangerous makes the latest picture pages move.
After the jump, the weeklies, the best of the board that wasn't about Gholston, and a six-part series on the Solar Team's bronze performance.
The above is the only known photograph of Pix Six commander Jeff. The leaderboard are people who put Ohio State or Michigan State for their Group D; hope you can live with yourselves. The rest of the weekly section, in short:
Big Ten Recruiting Update shows M still way ahead, big gains by Purdue in guys named Cameron, and Nebraska having a rough time in the new neighborhood, by Ace.
Inside the Box Score shows Michigan got six first downs from MSU penalties. ST3 liked the jerseys, though after standing outside the changing room for 25 minutes with a shopping cart and a dead iPhone I said I liked the brown pajmeenah [It's a PASHMINA!]
Hoke for Tomorrow gives the seniors credit for not retaliating, by Lordfoul.
Turnover Analysis as you probably guessed, says MSU's pick six was worth more than the two MSU fumbles in their own territory. ARGH SWEAR WORDS CAT VIOLENCE BACKWARD PASS ARGH. Enjoy Life.
Upset Watch has an against-the-spread chart for the Top 25. Maize_in_spartyland likes Wisconsin over MSU by more than a TD. I was until last week part of a small segment of the fanbase who rooted for State when they weren't playing Michigan. I think that segment is pretty much gone now. On Wisconsin!
Ugly Game of the Week moves from last week's Goliath vs. David's Mother in Law to teams with silly names, by stubob.
Best of the Board (No Gholston)
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL (IF YOU'RE A CREEPY EMO SUBURBAN DRUG DEALER):
To orobs it pretty much sums up last week.
NOBODY CHOSE A SUBARU?
Brian answered a mailbag about which offense he'd most like to have and went with Oregon's finely tuned roadster or Oklahoma's turbo-charged Porsche. Eye of the Tiger started a thread to ask the board the same; he went with Wisconsin's dump truck approach or Mike Leach's DeLorean. Related: snoopblue thinks the Devin-Denard packages could bring back the transcontinental. Not sure; that play only works because the defense ignores the quarterback once he has gotten rid of the ball. If it's Steve Breaston throwing to John Navarre or Woodson throwing to Griese it makes sense, but Devin's a guy you leave a guy on.
HERE'S 142 PEOPLE YELLING 'NO' AT THE SAME TIME
Hey guys should Devin start against Purdue?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A 2-YEAR-OLD WAKES 'YOST' UP AT 7
Things You'd Rather Be Doing Than Shopping
Racing Solar Cars. Bronco648 has been reporting back all week from Down 'Undah' where Michigan's solar car overcame some major challenges to finish 3rd overall and 1st among the American cars. Follow the team from Qualifying, to Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and the concluding Day 6. If you get through all of that, the payoff is the team singing a really nice song while standing in the Three Rivers Fountain of Adelaide.
Hockey. The icers start their quest for the last CCHA banner tonight versus Northern Michigan. Yesman2221 has the preview. Michigan commit and national prize horse metaphor Jacob Trouba has a monthly blog at NHL.com.
LAX. Sorry doesn't start 'till February, but here's the schedule for your first varsity, ECAC-member Michigan lacrosse team, courtesy of Alton.
Hoops. My little brother went to a school that used to lose football games to their in-state rivals all the time--like four in a row is nothing--and said it helps if you go talk basketball after.
I just want to know why he hates beards?
How do you pronounce Misopogal anyway...?
Love you on those roasts, man.
Fall family day this year... probably going to be a great Saturday event for me, but not that great of a Friday read for the rest of you.
I only ask that, like last year, you respect my amazing wife. Even Misopogon's thread tag bristles my mane a little bit, to be honest.
But thanks for the interest, and sorry if I disappointed anyone. Enjoy the weekend, everybody, and pray that Borges gets back in town early enough to work some real magic in his secret offense lab.
Last year's preview was so epic that a sequel would not do it justice.
My first ever board topic got "Dear diary" love from misopogon. Granted, it's cheap heat, whats not to love about a go blue pumpkin, but still.
Where MGoBlog meets Project Runway.
And while it looks like I told people to stop going to GoDaddy and linking, though I didn't, I still fully endorse this message.
And right now I think I'd say Wisconsin is more of a bulldozer than a dump truck.
I'm in NYC for a conference and a visit to OWS. My spouse shops online.
Get dog food!