Mike Lantry, 1972
"Will": A One-Down Play (w/ apologies to "Airplane!")
QUARTER 1, DOWN 1
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to the game, folks. The Michigan defense starts their work at the 22. Looks like the offense is in an unusual formation, trips plus tight end all on one side of the field. Split end goes into motion. . . to the strong side! Five guys on one side? I don't know if they're trying to confuse Mattison, but they're sure confusing me!
JORDAN KOVACS: Coverage Blue-18. . . Wait, it's not trips, guys! It's quints!
QUINTON WASHINGTON: Huh?
KENNY DEMENS: Denny, Will covers the slot, not the wideout!
WILL CAMPBELL: What?
DESMOND MORGAN: I'm on him! Coverage, Black-32!
JIBREEL BLACK: What?
JORDAN KOVACS: They can't all be on the line. They're forming a second row!
CRAIG ROH: Huh?
JAKE RYAN: Split your zone with Denny, Kenny!
KENNY DEMENS: Will do!
WILL CAMPBELL: What?
JAKE RYAN: Jordan, JT will cover the flanker, but can he stay with him?
WILL CAMPBELL: What?
KENNY DEMENS: Huh?
JORDAN KOVACS: Who?
what is going on?
Should I know who Denny is?
It was the best I could do.
Prolly not the most appropriate content for this blog, but if it gets a few laughs it'll be worth the downrate.
I see what you did there...
This is amazing.
If you've got four other receivers to that side, the TE has to be covered, and is no longer an eligible receiver. Watch out for the tackle eligible on the weakside, though.
In the NCAA, the tackle is NEVER eligible to catch a pass. You'd need to line up someone numbered as a tight end next to the weakside guard in order to make that position eligible. But even in that case, the (strongside) TE is still ineligible.
In 2007 Ryan Mallet attempted to hit Jake Long on an O. Tackle screen pass, only to throw it over his head and an incomplete...He would've scored too, with the cavalry leading the way (and it being Jake Long!).
Probably better served as a board post
I'm not sure how closely the rules are followed regarding diaries, but when you go to "Create content" and click on Diary, it says, "A diary entry is your own personal section of MGoBlog, to post in as you like. There is a minimum of 200 words on a diary entry." This diary clocked in at 163 words, and most of those were just players' names. It just seemed to short to be diary-worthy. That's why I down-voted. But if the OP adds some charts and cute cat photos, I'm willing to come back and up-vote to even things out.
You do realize that moving the split-end to the strong side will cover up the TE, so the D won't have to account for him?
I thought it had more of an Abbott & Costello "who's on first" bit than Airplane.
My college education is a waste, I don't understand what's going on at all.
Who's on first?
edit: FTR I do get it...its just not funny.
No. What's on second.
Surely, you can't be serious.
season really starts?
As someone with the name Will, I can say that I appreciate the humor of this post. I also often think I hear my name when people say the word "well".
I must say, this makes sense to me, Will.
For the love of god, we must not let MGoFanFiction become a thing.
I don't agree with all the hate. I was smiling the whole time I was reading it. Well done dragon.
I don't get it. After spending five minutes trying to get it, I give up.
Ref then lows wistle illegal formation offense
I just spent the last hour talking to a potential sponsor about how intelligent our readers are, and then over half of you don't get an Airplane joke?
Either I'm being totally lied to about our demographics or Airplane is way older than I realized. Anyway, baaad job buddy ghee, this is the mezz!. You be one hep cat,come creepin' out like the shadow all dicty with that solid muggin'!.
I would probably allow them to read this. Anyone who finished the posting, would buy anything. Full disclosure, myself included
Aren't most sponsors really big on the 18-24 or 18-34 demographic? Perhaps posters not knowing the reference can be a selling point, because yes, the movie probably is way older than you think it is.
With my hands numnuts! What a stupid post.
Not Mgoblog.com worthy!
this is like Airplane, but without the laughs.
Liked it. Something fresh.
I thought this was hysterical. Obviously, I am older than dirt.
Now batting for Pedro Borbon, Many Mota. Mota. Mota.
just came in off the wire.
Johnny what do you make of this..?
This diary would work better if Roger Oveur was on our defense.
Roger Oveur: Switch to the 4-3 over, Unger.
Mr. Unger: I thought we played the 4-3 under, Oveur?
See, all sorts of confusion occurs. This may be the only part I remember about Airplane II, except for the ridiculous moon colony and William Shatner's overacting.
Or if former M RB Clarence Williams switched to DB and was playing bump-and-run coverage, but a little too tightly, Oveur could say:
Roger Oveur: watch your clearance, Clarence.
Simon: Gentlemen, I'd like you to meet your captain, Captain Oveur.
Clarence Oveur: Gentlemen, welcome aboard.
Simon: Captain, your navigator, Mr. Unger, and your first officer, Mr. Dunn.
Clarence Oveur: Unger.
Clarence Oveur: Dunn. Gentlemen, let's get to work.
Simon: Unger, didn't you serve under Oveur in the Air Force?
Unger: Not directly. Technically, Dunn was under Oveur and I was under Dunn.
Simon: So, Dunn, you were under Oveur and over Unger.
Clarence Oveur: That's right. Dunn was over Unger and I was over Dunn.
Unger: So, you see, both Dunn and I were under Oveur, even though I was under Dunn.
Clarence Oveur: Dunn was over Unger, and I was over Dunn.
Now I really wish Bri'onte Dunn had come to Michigan.
And all those people such as over in the Iraq.............