I don't know about you all, but I'm terribly excited to find out what the big news is supposed to be. Any intel on when its supposed to happen?
Big Michigan Football Surprise Open Thread
And it has sharks with fricken' laser beams attached to their heads!
That's in the basement of West Engineering. The NAME majors use it to test their submarines, boats and electric surfboards.
I hope you don't take this the wrong way but I'm guessing your Valentines Day didn't go as well as you wished. Creating accounts on online message boards and all.
said to look for a tweet from Ferns around 2 or 3 I believe. He hinted that it has to do with Ferns recruiting hard for this class. Maybe a visit set up by a stud, hard to imagine that Ferns would be announing a commitment......
I would love to see Damon Webb has de-committed!
It's been confirmed by multiple outlets that it's not a commitment or a visit.
not sure of his schedule, but how about governmentclass , math class or basketball practice
brady hoke- "kids need to be kids"
im guessing its a new facility / redoing schembechler hall
Michael Ferns, a HS JR, be the one to announce that facilites are being updated? That would be great. Facilities are great recruiting tools. However, it would be odd for Ferns to be the one to make this kind of announcement.
and future players benefiting from it.
We can't start a thread just because a recruit or commit says "something big is going to happen."
Maybe mid-terms are coming out. Maybe another kid is coming on "super visit weekend," Maybe mom made pizza rolls, Maybe the McRib is coming back for a month.
Let's just wait until there's actually something more than a tweet before we start making "watch" threads.
It's not just Ferns who tweeted this. Some people like the speculation and the anticipation of such news. It's the off-season so get over it and maybe not read it. No need to comment on what you approve or disapprove of...
...because never voicing disapproval makes perfect sense on a blog site that is largely self policed in regards to what type of content is tolerable.
FTR, the OP does not bother me, but telling people not to comment if they don't like a topic is an over used (and not well thought out) response.
If people disagree with the response, moderation will provide adequate warning.
Too much well thought out dissent gets moderated out as flamebait, trolling, off topic or redundant
policing the forum. When a mod does it, you won't normally have a thread to post to.
I think "something more" was when Tremendous said "it's not a commitment but it's still pretty sweet though."
DG gets his redshirt?
I hope it's this.
It would be like getting a 5* QB commit for 2014 (albeit, a one-and-done). It would go along nicely with the one-and-done OL 5* we just got for 2013.
This post isn't that bad.
It could be worse, like...oh I don't know. Starting a thread about the pope stepping down, locking the thread from all comments before anyone could comment, and saying "i'm just trying to get ahead of the inevitable" and then when it gets downvoted to hell removing the upvote/downvote function from it.
about Hoke sitting on his ass and not doing any recruiting?
Yeah, that was bad.
- That thread was started after one had already gone 170+ comments and needed to get taken down. What the Pope does has virtually no bearing on the purpose of the site, and stuff got way out of hand in the first thread. BiSB and his opinions on MGoBoard having nice things may never be more applicable than the first OP and many of the comments.
- I did not (and cannot) disable any user functionality. Here's a link if you would like to neg the post, since there seems to be some confusion on your end.
to down vote it twice... because once just isn't enough.
would be more understandable.
Okay, I'll admit when I'm wrong.
I thought I was on the site the whole day when your second post (which I thought was the first) popped up. Apparently it got bumped to the second page before I started lurking.
All I saw was your second post and thought you tried to hedge a bad post from ever popping up on a really off topic subject.
I now look like an ass, but I do apologize.
Sorry if that came off as overly defensive, but I did want to get things straight.
Nope it was perfectly fine. I had my facts wrong and called you out on something without knowing the whole story.
Meh. Wake me up when it's 99 cent McDLT combo with New Coke time.
Ahh, those were the days, when the Hot stayed Hot and the Cool stayed Cool!
McRib is coming back?!?! Sweet! That is great news, can’t believe McD’s holds them hostage as they do. Bringing them back only when they need to increase sales numbers. What month? /s
That McDonald's made every MdRib they sell back in the 80's and they have to ration them out so they can only bring them "back" for short periods at a time. So I hope you like you "meat" extra aged because each McRib has about 30 years of aging on it.
The McRib's appearance is based entirely on the prices of pork in the U.S. I'm not sure of the exact number, but when pork is sufficiently cheap, the McRib makes a comeback and when prices rise again, it is taken off the menu. Simple, really, and fascinating.
Quite the McRib lover myself.
More than a tweet. It's a hashtag.
Funniest thing I've seen here today.
Maybe another kid is coming on "super visit weekend"
...still, the pizza rolls would've been an awesome choice as well.
"We can't start a thread just because a recruit or commit says "something big is going to happen.""
Isn't that EXACTLY what fanbase message boards are for? Speculation and discussion as to what the current team/staff/players/school is excited about doing?
... and saved 15% on his insurance
Why would a recruit be announcing a new facility? Seems unlikely.
Ferns is coming to M to play LB and be an Assistant Athletic Director? By all accounts he's a very smart dude......
Could it be the announcement of another home night game? Is ND confirmed for 2013? Maybe it would be the UTL game for 2014?
Not to be a buzzkill but from what I am hearing, it's not something worth creating a thread for.
Hey everyone, I totally know the secret but I'm not telling you.
Okay OP. Let's play a game. I'm going to tell you that you are going to be horribly disappointed with a 90% chance of being correct.
Please let me know how you feel after the announcement comes out. Thanks.
That sounds like the 'let's see how fast you can clean your room well' game I used to play with my kids when they were younger.
Effective, but the final result was 'that's a game'?
/I like it
Ferns is going to announce that Hoke told him he's going to the NFL and that Gruden will take over as head coach.
Nah man. I read on the Twitters that Gruden has property in Rome.
or was it Urban Meyer? ..... Okay what is the point of this thread?
That's MSU's new recruit. He had to hitch a ride on the meteor to get here for spring practice.
or was it Urban Meyer? ..... Okay what is the point of this thread?
Neg him! Neg him to Bolivia!!!
Why would Brandon or Hoke let Ferns (just a verbal commit) make a big announcement about UM football?
Just expect Ferns to say something like he and Wilton are creating an annual recruiting comp between O and D with the 1st commits as "captains". Fits with Shane and Dymonte pursuing kids last year.
I doubt that. I don't think they would really only recruit kids on their side to win that and they wouldn't turn away kids on the other side to keep their lead, so it'd be a worthless competition. That's hardly newsworthy anyways.
"Something like" refers to a concept and not an exact approach. Restated conceptually: some unofficial designation of roles/awards for each class.
Second, do you have a guess?
I have no guess. I'm just waiting to see what it is. I was just saying that the concept you were suggesting isn't newsworthy in my opinion and from what we've heard it's pretty cool (not amazing by most accounts but at least worth a small announcement). For the record, I didn't tag your comment as flamebait. I don't know why anyone would think it was.
I hate the off season more than anything in the world....it is 9:30 a.m. and I am anxiously awaiting a tweet release from Michael Ferns...what is wrong with me.
Maybe it's an announcement that we're dishing Adidas and going back to Nike! Im pretty sure recruits would dig that
5 or 6 pm
Committments vs alumni flag football at Spring Game?
Michigan and Ohio Secede from the B1G, form a new conference with Texas, Oklahoma ... looking to add 8 additional schools...start picking.
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in response to it's Sparty cup has launched a Michigan cup. The war is on.
I think they already have Michigan cups.
tough crowd. I didn't want to ask the question in another thread for fear of being labeled off-topic, so I created a thread about any intel on it. If I knew there was so much criticism out there on this, I would have just kept on knitting.
Your post was fine - you clearly labeled what it was about, so if anyone was uninterested, they didn't have to click. Those that did, and then posted, essentially are saying nothing more than: This is a stupid topic and wasted my valuable time. My time is so valuable that I come on a sports blog in the morning, click on threads that absolutely do not interest me, and then take more of my valuable time to comment on how I don't like the thread, or perhaps even try to post a comical reference that is so clever that only 4 other posters made the same joke.
Personally, I would take this topic over some of the random OT threads.
You didn't explain what you were talking about. Not everyone follows Michael Ferns on Twitter. Next time you should give a little more context about where the story is coming from. "I'm excited about a big surprise" isn't very informative.
It was informative if you were paying attention yesterday. But if you're relatively new or wasn't on here yesterday, then yes it wasn't very clear.
"funny" for your knitting comment. Does that help??
I was hoping someone would notice that subtle attempt at humor...if for no other reason but to indicate that I really wasn't taking all this too seriously.
And I for one am fine with this thread. A surprise for football, yes please! Certainly beats "Fire Al Borges" any day.... We've had a rough week, we can use a nice surprise.
He's going to MAN UP
I was driving by Schembechler Hall this morning on the way to work and I saw a man from UPS delivering a big package to the main door. Hmmmmmm.
It's a major award!
I hope its a bowling alley!
Fraaaahhggzzheeee-lllaayyyyyy. Must be Italian.
Was the package in the shape of Urban Meyer's head?
WHAT'S IN THE BOX!?!?!
Has anybody read that awesome Jordan article yet?
It's just spectacular.
by all means...hijack my thread. I don't care.
Sorry, I know it's off topic but I really love the article and this thread will be going on for awhile.
I'm just venting.
Being so defensive is just making it worse. Anyone who starts any sort of OT thread takes at least some abuse. Just let it roll.
I am letting it roll. The gif is sarcasm, a favorite source of humor of mine, and the response to the other guy was to let him know I'm fine with it and that I was just voicing frustration. If I really was being defensive, my response would have been a lot longer and more involved, but I'm just making a statement here. It really isn't a big deal.
See? Now you've got me waxing poetic about it when I really didn't want to. I realize that going on and on and on doesn't improve things. But when someone tells me to "relax" is the precise time that I am not relaxed. So...yeah.
You don't seem so fine with it.
I never used the word relax. I agree; I hate it when people tell me to relax. It makes me less relaxed.
By let it roll, I meant that you should just cease responding and commenting.
Maybe knitting will help?
Thanks for linking that article. It's a really great read
"It's an addiction. You ask for this special power to achieve these heights, and now you got it and you want to give it back, but you can't. If I could, then I could breathe."
I'm glad you liked it.
Asteroid DA14 will actually hit Columbus, according to University of Michigan scientists.
After turning the city into a smoking pile of rubble, it will be an actual improvement.
It actually causes the land mass supporting Cedar Point to shift into Michigan...leaving nobody any reason to ever visit Ohio again.
The Wright-Patt aerospace museum is pretty sweet. Canton has that pro thing too.
The Michigan scientists only told Trey Burke's family of their discovery.
Dave Chappelle reference (Diddy/Making the Band sketch. "Breast miiiiiilk, you make my daaaaaayay!")
We just started a thread because a 16 year old kid said something cool is about to happen.
Big, if true.
I'm sorry, but I just don't see a kid who has yet to sign a letter of intent or is not yet in any way officially affiliated with the University of Michigan making any sort of announcement concering UM facilities, game schedules, or any matters that you would generally hear about from DB or Hoke directly.
In all likelihood, it probably has to do with with having a recruits/commits only get together later on in the process.
Wonder if it is related to Alvarez's announcement about the FBS scheduling...ie that it will have to do with us scheduling some stud teams for non-conference games.
that Ferns has convinced Kyle Berger to visit next weekend.
Most seem to think Berger is all OSU. OSU is after much higher regarded (at least by rankings) LBs in McMillan from GA, Clifton Garrett, and Booker from OH.
Maybe if Michigan gives a hard push and Berger doesn't like not being at the top of OSU's board, they could make up some ground.
And those other guys too? So, what do you know about who is the top of OSU's board right now? Is this Urban Meyer on mgoblog???
Kyle Berger definitely has an OSU offer and some who claim to have solid sources claim that Berger is 100% OSU.
I was simply pointing out that OSU is also hard after 3 other LBs who recruiting services currently have much higher. Ohio State fans seem to place them in the order of McMillan, Garrett, Booker, Berger, but some say that Berger may be higher than Booker because Booker may grow into a DE. But hey, Berger seems to not have gotten much of a look from recruiting sites yet so who knows where he will end up.
I was just observing that OSU has a smaller class next year and was wondering if something could change with Berger if OSU manged to get McMillan, Garrett, and Booker.
I am going to guess that the news itself will be less than hype.
Exactly, I think too much is being put into this.
john is a special teams guy..
I just dropped my phone from laughing so hard. Nice Christmas story reference.
Posts like this is why I can't wait for the old system to be reinstated. 5 does this no justice. Well played, well played.
After being released from the Greenbay Packers, Charles Woodson has decided to coach the secondary for the University of Michigan.
A man can dream!
Wait, doesn't he have a year of eligibility left?
Technically, yes he does. He would though have to convince the NCAA to sign a waiver disregarding his pro athletic career and any income that he might have had because of his athletic ability. Also, since his 5 year window has closed he would have to receive an extension to that. Hey, the way the NCAA is operating, anything's possible.
Fingers crossed that that's the surprise.
TOOL IS COMING BACK TO THE PALACE.
He will also announce that opening for Tool will be Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. This would certainly be the best case scenario.
Krusty - We have to stop selling the ribwich becuase the animal it was made of is now extinct.
Homer - Cows?
Krusty - Think smaller, more legs.
Full of win right here...
I heard the news was that Ferns has been named to the all-plant-name team, and the selection was unanimous.
Ferns said on twitter it has nothing to do with jerseys or the big house, he also stated if you get #project135 trending in twitter he will give a hint, if not 5 or 6. I think this ways blown way out of proportion, it looks nothing more then a recruiting tool. hope it works
I have a good idea of what is happening, but I don't want to ruin any of the surprise. It won't be too big of a big "shock" to most...
come from electricity. Electricity powers lighbulbs. Lighbulbs are screwed in with your hand. Hand is the name of . . .
It checks out.
I will never understand these types of post , Why tell us you know but won't share?? Are you craving attention? Want to be the in guy on the blog?
Project 135 is an initiative to establish an actual B1G caliber supermarket in Detroit.
so no updates on this?
Nope. Nada. Zilch
leak of his big news? Maybe it's not such big news ...
His eggo is preggo.
Picture or I don't believe it
Charles Woodson jumped on the first plane from Green Bay and is being introduced as a special assistant. Maybe more of a dream.
Meteor hit the Horseshoe? Sorry The Horseshoe.
Not sure it has been mentioned on the board but Ferns is up to 6'3" 240lbs and maintaining his speed.(allegedly)
announcement supposed to occur around 3 today? Where is the big news?
If Ferns is up to 6'3 and 240 with top-tier speed at LB, that's better news than 95% of the guesses in this thread.
I'm pretty sure he said between 5 and 6.
I'll give him 18 min ...
New Nike contract perhaps???
Commence project 136!
It's a shirt ferns just tweeted it
It does show a true dedication to Michigan to go all in as to invest in shirts to give out to spread the word. High character fellow, that guy.
A high school kid did not announce that the University of Michigan is dropping Addidas for Nike?
this is going to end poorly...there are already people tweeting him offering to buy one of the shirts. i dont think a recruit selling shirts to fans will fly with the ncaa.
Just because people have offered to buy them doesn't mean he'll go for it. I'm guessing he has gone over this with the coaches, or the coaches have reached out to him about it. I agree with you that if he turned it into a business there would be an issue, but if he gives them away to fans randomly there shouldn't be an issue.
He has told some of the people asking to buy that it's only available through a contest. So he won't sell them.
...or he could tell those fans no.
Love the shirts, but more importantly, love the effort and dedication. Seemed like a special kid.
Agreed. Love how our recruits go out and recruit so hard.
But still, Hoke should go out and recruit guys himself, if he doesn't already.
It's going to be hard to beat that thread this year, for worst thread of the year.
Looks like it caught George Campbell's attention already, although I'm not exactly sure how twitter works so I could be wrong.
Campbell and Cole have both given him props for the shirts. He even set aside a 2XL for Cole after telling him he would if he let him know his size. Fun idea by Ferns. He is going to fully enjoy his time building this class.
That's actually kind of cool and can't do anything but help land recruits. Awesome job by a soon-to-be fan favorite.
Hope he helps snag a great class ... the guys from Tarpon Springs would be a big boost!
Ferns' upcoming giveaways sound like fun. Michigan and Project 135 will probably trend on Twitter during the contests.
Doesn't love free t-shirts.
I hope Ferns makes Shane Morris look like a chump. I mean that in the nicest possible way.