I don't know if she is "an" Michigan fan, but she may be "a" Michigan fan. I doubt it though.
Is Beyonce an M fan?
When you say just the letter 'M' the 'an' is appropriate there.
This is all well and good. But do you say RBI or RBIs?
RsBI, of course.
I say RsBI.
Everyone knows the Rapid Shallow Breathing Index is simply one part of weaning from a mechanical ventilator. Other factors are equally as important.
The answer is and will always be "RBI." The people who say "RBIs" don't really know what that acronym means or are simply incapable of understanding the clear difference (one being right and the other wrong) between "RBI" and "RBIs." Mike Greenberg the moron comes to mind.
"RBI" isn't an acronym (unless you pronounce it like "ribby"). This is at least the half-dozenth time (and the second in this thread!) I've seen you being condescendingly pedantic about something that you don't understand yourself.
"RBI" isn't an acronym.
Bingo. It's an initialism.
Everytime I look on here I see your idiocy shining bright.
... he is a idiot?
but he would.
He's at least an moran.
The letter M is pronounced "Em," so it is "an," not "a." So, not only are you a douchebag as per usual, you are also wrong.
Actually YOU are wrong because no one in their right mind reads that as "em" when reading it. They read it as "Michigan," so yes, saying "an M fan" is incorrect. When you see "NC" for "national championship," I'm 100% sure you read it as "national championship," but go ahead and deny that to make me look wrong, but I know no one reads it literally as "NC" as opposed to "national championship."
Keep telling yourself that.
I read it as "em"
I'm quite sure you don't. Brian uses "M" a lot in his posts. Don't even tell me you read his sentences like this (and this is just an example of course):
"M is going to need to stop the run in this game. Whenever the M defense allows more than 150 yards rushing, they're not performing well enough."
You're telling me you read that as "em?" I seriously doubt that.
MichiganGoBlog. And neither have you.
Whatever you say, University of Michigan, 1987.
That is because the name of this blog is MGoBlog and not MichiganGoBlog.
How is this difficult to understand? It's not "an M," rather it is "a M."
Seriously, man. You are a gaping asshole. It seems that you are trying to cover some deep insecurity about your intelligence by pretending to know more than everyone else. You're not fooling anyone.
*fdsn. quit picking on grammatical errors. take the message the poster is stating and do no more with it. and in that vein, you were incorrect in placing the comma after me above. you created a runon sentence when a period would have sufficed.
I think your brain reading device needs to be recalibrated.
Why, because when I see "M" on this blog, used by many people on this site, including Brian and me, I read it as "Michigan" and not just a plain M? Your comment makes no sense.
No, that's fine that you read it that way, but I don't, and apparently a bunch of other people don't either. Your insistence that your personal reading of it must be the correct way to read it makes you an asshole.
I doubt she cares about college football TBH, she was just being nice. I'm guessing that clip was filmed during the summer.
It sounded like she was reading it from a card, but she was at least very pleasent about it. So thanks!
Wasn't @ game....can someone post the vid?
You seriously can't type the word "at?"
Can we just ban this fool already?
Ban me for asking a simple and harmless question?
Ban him. You make these threads unreadable, argue points to the death that you're wrong about, and are just a dick all the way around. And that's coming from me.
Guy still thinks Seven Nation Army is a song from the 70s...
And she has also taken money from Gaddafi. Clearly a whore.
Yep. I bet Brandon paid her a lot of money. She'll perform or lend her music for the right price to anybody.
I was looking around for the logistics of the deal and couldn't find anything. Doubt she is a fan.
From behind the Rivals paysite, I think it was Doug Karsch's article that mentioned that Brandon was able to use his connection to Dominos eventually leading to the Nets bball team, Jay Z, etc to get to Beyonce. NASCAR was mentioned as well somehow.
I've been around various UM circles enough (sorry can't be more specific here) to be pretty sure she was asked to come (as evidenced by her apology for not being able to make it) but it is not a pre-req for VIP celebs to be UM fans to be asked to help make appearances at some high profile events....
Don't ask me about some famous celebs who have turned us down..I'd violate some NDA :-)
She was 100% invited to come, but she has some tour starting I believe so she couldnt make it.
She has a traveling picture of Bo in her dressing rooms on the road, and has "the team, the team, the team" tattooed on her lower back.
That would be awesome...
I see what you did there.
You had me at the picture of BO
I'm going to assume that our marketing people went to her, told her the band was doing a Beyonce-themed halftime deal, and she was nice enough to smile and say "Go Blue".
Would love great in maize and blue.
The Destiny's Child song "Lose My Breath" samples the MMB drumline cadence that is used to march to the stadium and onto the field. When I was in band (despite not being on drumline) we always joked that Beyonce should "give us the money!"
Apparently Beyonce and Michelle Williams heard only the drums track and loved it, and signed on to make the song.
Anyhow, this may be the connection we're looking for, or it may be coincidence.
Relevant links here:
Lose My Breath: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqeIiF0DlTg
MMB Cadence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew5goDQgZ9c
For my money, Beyonce loves M for giving her song such a wicked drum part.
That drum cadence is actually from HBCU's. They've been doing that cadence for years before the MMB did it.
Fair enough. My knowledge of drum cadences is limited to my own experience, and for "Lose My Breath" I checked the wikipedia page for confirmation. A critical research error of laziness if I ever saw one.
The way I heard the story in the immediate aftermath was that someone from the Destiny's Child camp called Revelli Hall to talk about getting the sample rights for the cadence, there was some misunderstanding/someone who wasn't authorized said something they shouldn't have/etc., and it ended up being the beat to a huge record without the MMB ever seeing a dime. Just a simple misunderstanding on all fronts.
isn't her daughter named blue something?
Blue Ivy Carter
M meaning money.
She sampled the drumline on "Lose My Breath" and there was a little controversy there because I don't think she asked for permission. I guess somehow, the controversy turned into a friendly a relationship with Michigan and the marching band. I can't believe no one could even google this to figure it out.
I remember the first time I heard that song on the radio and when it first started and I heard the drum cadence, my mouth dropped. I half expected to see the MMB drumline when the music video for that song came out.
I heard it about a week before the ND game for the 1st time. I thought I had a CD of the band in the car, but it was the radio. weird
Dave Brandon told us he was looking for that "wow factor"(TM). Now he has delivered.
Jalen Rose is friends with Jay-z and Beyonce he might have helped out some.
but i'm totally jealous of msu. I hear they're getting snookie to intro one of their games!!
It's simple. Michigan emanates a swagger that few programs can match.
Maybe. Another nugget: Michigan was invited last year and invited back this year to play in Jay Z's arena.
Yeah that's Jay-Z's all right.
Beyonce is one half of a power couple -- the other half is trying (very successfully) to get a sports agency up and running and increase its number of football clients. Beyonce's video appearance at the marquee college football game of the week is a savvy marketing move, especially if Beyonce was paid to make it.
Dynamic pricing model? Hmmm, more like, DB wanted to blow away 2011 and forgot that Beyonce and Jay-z are a corporation themselves and won't do jack without $$$.
Jay-z only singings about money in every other song, and Beyonce still is waiting for another ring. She wants him to put a ring on it.
Beyonce, can't watch video on my phone, here's your answer maybe...
She has a tramp stamp that says "those who stay will be Champions"
I'd like to inform you that I lol'd
When is downvoting coming back again?
for the right price
Dave Brandon is friends with the CEO of the Nets, who is a Michigan fan/grad. He called in the favor. I know this to be fact.
Although there's another connection in that the Director of Admissions for the Med School has a brother who is a record executive for Beyonce's label. I remember this tidbit from my days in the Pre-Med Club years ago.
So while I doubt she's a fan, or cares much about college football at all, I know she has a few degrees of separation that might make her more fond of Michigan than say, Ohio State.
"an M fan". DID YOU NOT PAY ATTENTION UP ABOVE!!!! Jeez