I told jamiemac this evening that I didn't have time for a post to my blog. Given that I have exactly none so far this year, that is stunning news. However, after rereading several Internet previews of Michigan, I got irritated and banged out some insanity. Due to a couple graphics, I reproduce a paragraph here as a tease.
The Bears are obviously fixated on Michigan’s denuded offensive line and walk-on quarterback, areas of concern, certainly. But let’s put Lloyd Carr back at the helm and add back Ryan Mallett and Justin Boren along with one or two other beefalo lineman who threw in the towel after their third Barwis sprint. SI and others would then be typically Bullish on Michigan, citing their seasoned defense and five-star QB before bestowing a top 25 ranking on the Wolverines. Excuse me? Boren, Mallett and Lloyd Carr do not elevate this current squad from 54th to the top 25. Yet, in the Lloyd Carr version of 2008, pundits would place Michigan in a more traditional pre-season slot citing better athletes, a stout defense and the simple fact that the schedule features largely inferior competition. They would grumble and mumble that Michigan is overrated, but they would never drop them down amongst the unwashed.
(I misposted this as part of a thread, greatly diminishing my credibility for classifying The Fort posters as idiots. Oh well.)
Well, I have been away a long time. I still read here daily, but had not bothered to figure out the new format, which I used to yell at Brian to implement. I spent some of that commenting energy over in The Fort at Rivals, but that experience has dragged my IQ dozens of points (which I can't spare) and I ran screaming from that forum over the weekend.
What makes that forum so bad?
There is this juvenile allocation of status by number of posts with 20,000+ guys strutting around the forum as if we are unaware that posting "nm" 30 times a day doesn't represent either expertise or authority. In fact, the opposite. Anyone who posts more than an average of twice a day should be regarded with suspicion as they likely lack a life.
Whenever one posts something longer than two sentences, it sits on the board like a lump of undigested meat, clearly too cerebral for a crowd that specializes in updating their signature with the latest hot chicks.
So, I am back. Dex will be unhappy, but at least he can string together two cogent, if depraved, paragraphs.