Throw in a hashtag or an @ and DB will be all over it
it's a major award
Throw in a hashtag or an @ and DB will be all over it
Nope, I think the green carpet really ties the room together
Woohoo! The manifest destiny of cost-benefit analyses!!! Yea! Let's change everything! Let's replace the Michigan Stadium flood lights with black lights, body paint all the players as Maori tribesmen with phosphorescent paint, and play half-field night games while Thievery Corporation rents out the south endzone for a rave! Is there any way to rent pandas on leashes; I feel like this would be superior yet with three pandas on six leashes.
Having gone off the deep end, please allow me to come back. Nothing makes a young fellow feel older than the realization that whereas he used to mock those who resisted change, he joined them before he had the sense to notice. Listen, I have no interest in watching Michigan stand shin deep in stagnancy while competitors pass it by. I care deeply about our success and wish to capitalize on every competitive advantage. But our institution, this football program, is itself a natural advantage. I admit, in some ways, Michigan may need to change. Further, I admit it's difficult to tease out that which is best off unchanging versus that which is best off changing. But concrete signs exist to separate the change-worthy from the unchangeworthy. Pointedly, good change comes with good reason--a story and logic lending a solution. Good change happens never for mere change's sake.
Michigan as a realm of real-life fantasy named football is both strong in brand and rich in character. It doesn't need your sparkle. Blue endzones. Matte-finishes. Canned music. It's just glitter. Please stop the gimmicks. I was born in 1983 and, yet, so as to help balance the extremes in conversations like these, I find myself longing for the era in which the bowl on Stadium & Main held a six-feet-thick residue of suitcoats, bowler hats, and sun dresses. I long for this far more than is reasonable and productive. Help me help myself, which i promise will help you too. Please quit this nonsense. This isn't simply directed at the O.P. This is directed at every purveyor of a new idea designed--not to address some fault, but--to make some classic something "POP!"
Stop effing with our ess!
Damn. You had me excited about those pandas.
i say a fiber optic block M on the 50 that lights up maize at night.
How about glow in the dark lines on the field and glow in the dark uniforms, and ball. That way we can play nights games and don't have to even turn the lights on.
The disco ball.
Phineas T. Brandon any ideas.
I think it looks decent, but I wouldn't change it permanently. Perhaps once a year, for the ND game or something.
And maize and blue strips on the goal posts to match the shoulder pads. Maybe even strobe lights at the top! And neon!
I mean if we're doing the night game thing, why not the Boogie Nights Game thing?
We need a dancing bear!
Navy blue end zones would be bery cool.
Stay off my green lawn!
This is just like the day you argued against 3:30 games because of how much you love the tradition of noon starts. Then the same day decided that you wanted Michigan to join the Big 12.
of your idea, and it will be taken up at the next board meeting of Domino's--whoops, the UM athletic deparment.
Dave Brandon just got a hard on looking at that third one, and is set to announce Capitol One as a presenting sponsor - MOAR advertising plz
It's not that hard to compromise y'all. Let the old guard have their tradition 10 out of 12 games and allow the creative people to do their thing the other two. Everyone is happy. This stuff sells. It sells for the U. It sells to recruits. I'm not saying to go crazy like Maryland did a couple years ago...just liven things up twice a year fir God sakes!!!
Compromise . . . good idea.
There's a Fiscal Cliff debate in Washington that needs your help.
I always liked the look at the Rose Bowl.
...it looks cool and all, but how do you monetize it?
You start selling endzones at the MDen.
Deep Thoughts . . .
Thank you. Sometimes people here seem to get so worked up over stupid, inconsequencetial things. I think the bowl unifroms are ugly too, I think if putting blue in the endzones would be ugly too, but at the end of the day I don't really care. I enjoy watching Michigan football with Michigan players, and if they so happen to be wearing ugly uniforms on an ugly field, I really won't be to bothered about it.
Sooner or later people are going to have move out of the stone ages. If you don't run with the times, you'll get run over.
The kid couldn't hold onto the ball. All I knew about him in '94 was that he was from Florida and wore #1. So I figured that would equal stud. How wrong I was. But thanks for that "drop" against Virginia!
Brandon has plans for the "wow" factor:
At halftime, Bigfoot will be introduced to the crowd and given a Legends jersey.
Madonna will be wheeled out on a stage for a Super Bowl style halftime show. When her performance is over, she will fight gladiators with a light saber while the Band plays themes from Star Wars.
The grand finale will be the landing of an alien spacecraft.
I don't care if we wear maize n blue tutu's. I want wins. Winning is all that matters. Stay traditional and win - OK. Change to all the goofy uni's and win - OK. The tradition of winning and staying the team with the most wins in college football is the tradition I care most about.