to play football, not to play trumpet
FuManBlue: Epic rise. Epic. From -3000 to over +1500 in less than a week. You, sir, put in the work to get where you needed to be. Well done.
Profit started the free fuman thread that got me over the hump when I was on my last 2000. Not to mention everyone else that jumped in and helped me out.
Recruiting? You don't think those kids know how to google "Michigan blog" and then see this shit insulting our head coach?
I'm sure Brian has his finger on the pulse of this! Not saying I agree with the banner. Just give the bitching about it a rest. It hasn't changed anything for the last week
....but I would like to think potential recruits would find this site awesome. If nothing else, they will know how obsessively invested we are in their future at Michigan, should they choose to come here.
Let's sell our MGoPoints on eBay and use the cash to buy a url like "www.themichiganwolverinesfootballblog.org" and then only post really flattering material about Brady Hoke (example: "he bakes cupcakes from scratch for all recruits-- even the three stars!") , Dave Brandon (example: "It was his idea to double the thickness of pepperoni slices and also to stop funneling Dominos corporate profits into radical right to life organizations!", the University (example: "OMG! I've never gotten laid so easily and by so many smoking hot women than when I was a freshman at U of M-- and don't get me started on how potent, plentiful and inexpensive the weed is!" and Ann Arbor in general ("If there's a place with more ample free parking I'd like to know!). The recruits will totally go for it! They're just stupid kids with no ability to discern e-shite from e-shinola! Oh boy this is gonna be GREAT!
Back away from the ledge ... It has changed .. carry on
I think this banner should stay up until we beat tOSU.
What's your deal?
I call dibs on the next thread to be posted on this topic. It will come out Wed.
But for realz Brian, let's change it. How about some of those banners from the contest like 8 months ago?!?
what you say I have to +1 you for the avatar
I'll qualify my +1 with.............as long as that's a chick with her back to us
No there are really bad images in my eyes! Why'd you go there!
Sorry GV .. looks like your dibs wont happen! Dammit .. was looking forward to that too!
Bo, Fritz, Fielding, and Lloyd in armor on horseback with long sharp lances leading in front of them, galloping across the field at Michigan Stadium with Brady Hoke desperately scrambling to stay ahead of them. Of course, the bloody, impaled corpse of Rich Rodriguez would be behind them.
Oh shit - this is awesome! Six-zero we need wallpaper of this!
Who sits on the pale horse than?
that Bo doesn't have a knife in his back from the LC crowd? You know he won the NC and should be the legacy of the program. I guess they forgot about the horror.
person to ask this? Make an example out of them. Who cares?
He's been vetted. Just ask FuManBlue.
Sorry I don't follow every topic that comes up on this page. I check the front two pages and didn't see it mentioned. If u want to delete the thread delete it. Or just don't reply.
I vote for keeping the banner up another week every time someone mentions it!
Then the banner will be up long after we beat Ohio State.
Hold me TomVH!
Only if you're a four-star.
I dont care if the banner gets changed or not..its a banner but it kills me that we cant even agree on that .. but i will say this..It would be a delight to my soul if all Michigan fans embrace the situation and show strong support ... show the players,staff,recruits that the Michigan fanbase IS WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE !
were we who they thought we were on January 2nd?
If you don't think recruits visit this site, then you're being naive. The banner should be changed for that reason if nothing else. If recruits see that the fans think the coach is a joke, how are they supposed to take him seriously?
Ban him! He defended a me, a repeat poster! For shame!
I'm in as well. The banner was funny during the week o fpanic / flight tracking, but now it's time to move on. Recruiting season is upon us now.
I am sorry, if I am a recruit, I am questioning the Brady Hoke hire, thinking well maybe it will work if for no other reason than he'll be supported as a "Michigan Man", and waiting to see who is staff is - just like many of us on MGoBlog.
So if I come to MGoBlog and see exactly that debate, then I start going to MGoBlog as a resource.
Now picture this from the eyes of an uninformed 17 year old. Most recruits do not follow every waking minute of Michigan football, and would see the last few years of Hoke's coaching as a pretty solid resume. There is no reason to NOT support him. We are doing the exact same thing to Hoke right now that was such a dastardly crime when it was done to Rodriguez, and all the dude did was make the mistake of getting hired.
I'm not booing him at games, or in public.
I am not writing news articles about him "winning at all costs" or requiring twice the amount of practice allowed. Nor am I feeding BS about him into the commentary of such articles.
I am not criticizing his coaching decisions, or even they way he left SDSU - and have no clue, nor care if his personal business dealings are being dragged through a law suit.
Nor have I seen anbody else doing this.
Pretty much the only thing that has been said on this web site is: "Really, this is the best, most nationally credible coaching hire Michigan football can make?" and, "If Brady Hoke was always the guy, why didn't D.B. do this earlier?"  Though I will admit, Brian has been pretty hard line on spread offense versus the return to Lloyd Ball (a point on which I am more open minded with examples of how a wide open pro-set can work).
Many, are not swallowing the kool aid, and want to see credible explanations as to why the process happened as it did, and why Brady Hoke (and his eventual staff) is the best choice in this critical time for Michigan Football? (And we don't belive D.B.'s story, because we don't see the logic behind it.)
Is whether or not TomVH has granted that kitteh's wish and held him, already. I mean, that poor thing looks like it could use some love. Come on TomVH: have you hugged a kitten today?
Since somebody called dibs on Wednesday, I call dibs on a Friday thread which I will call "Shopping For New Site Banners"
What about Tuesday and Thursday??
The banner should stay at least until Hoke has hired a full staff. Let's all prey that this happens sooner rather than later! Then we can re-evaluate the Hoke "seriously" banner.
because it reminds you that you weren't a Hoke-a-maniac about a week ago???
Last year, it was mgopoints.
This year, it's the banner.
We are so meta it hurts.
A. Someone needs to make a new banner.
B. I still find the cat on the right kind of funny every time I look at it.
Uninformative whiny thread title about something that's far less important then people make it out to be.
Must be Monday in the offseason...
Try looking at it this way:
Avid MGoBlog readers understand it to be a shot at Hoke, but what if you were a recruit seeing it for the first time? It could be interpreted as Hoke wondering what all the fuss was about. Chucky could be a shot at Gruden and the kitten, well, could maybe represent a fan base tired of it all and ready to move on with Brady.
Just sayin' ...
"I'll give you a new banner when you take the old one from my cold, dead hands!"
First thing that came to mind, was hoping someone would reference it
Well done hahahaha
Order of "important" things to worry about on this Monday morning:
- should I have another cup of coffee
- the banner REALLY needs to change
- Sandra Bullock's ensemble last night was not very flattering
This thread topic was way, way, way more fun when drunk into the Sunday morning hours than it is drinking coffee and sitting at work
That's really my only take on the subject
THE BANNER JUST CHANGED!!!!!!!!
-Didn't feel the need to start a new thread like the OP but alas there is one anyway
The new banner seems sarcastic to me.
It is simple, yet is can be either a symbol of optimism or pessimism.
So no more banner whine threads.