I've been in favor of most decisions of the pimp hand and the athletic department. But finally joing the ranks of the idiotic phone mascots is something I can't get behind.
I've told the pimp hand to talk to the, er, Hand
Sweet! Two football tickets!
Tickets to which game? EMU? If they were ND tickets I'd consider it.
Read the FINE print. This contest is not affiliated with the University of Michigan.
I realize this idea has been discussed but Brandon is a PR machine. He will wait for more feed back from fans and others before making a move. Is it really a big deal one way or the other?
It's not even fine print. It's right in the middle of the story.
BTW, for those who want to get in their two cents about a mascot, the Detroit News has an online poll on the sidebar here:
The entries will be judged by the sports department at The Detroit News. This contest has no affiliation with the University of Michigan.
If Dave Brandon was a REAL Michigan Man, the Detroit News wouldn't be running this contest.
1) I have no idea what a "phone mascot" is. Care to enlighten me?
2) Has anyone said "talk to the hand" since 1998?
just posted it. I'd imagine its part of his hip vernacular.
Lovin the signature, my friend. I don't know how they do it at ND law school, but where I go we are taught to say that to the judge after every statement. Works really well, I'm told.
It means good. You know, like "Man, that Michael Jordan is so phone!"
He said this wasn't under active discussion.
Can someone please set up a a survey monkey? Let's deal a death blow to this mascot b*llsh*t right now. No, Dave Brandon, no!
P.S. My seven-year-old heard my bellows of animal pain and asked what was up. When I told her she said she would for sure get one with her allowance. I would probably feel pressure to get one FOR her, but I am still against it.
When Brandon said that it wasn't under active discussion, he meant it wasn't under active discussion by anyone associated with the athletic department. He didn't necessarily mean that no private profit-seeking entity anywhere would discuss it.
It's a pimp-hand... not a universal gag order.
around here today, or someone has zero sense of humor. Oh, sorry--those would be pretty much the same thing. Hoke Uber Alles!
wait I thought kids hated mascots?
Until anything concrete is announced by the AD beyond "no concrete plans", I intend to start nuking these threads when they appear. Here is the warning siren, and the all clear. This is your final warning.
Now, please shut the heck up.
Other than I know ZL/M would hit the"ban" button on me, your post makes me want to link a Bleacher Report sideshow about why RR should stay/go. That or write an OP about why Denard should play special teams/ WR next year.
I guess I'll have to write a sonnet starting with the words "How did Michigan beat IU? Let me count the ways." Then I'll give everyone who posts in the thread a kitten hug regardless of content, and maybe a few Yakety Sax clips while I'm at it.
Also, since I did mention Bleacher Report and we're talking other B1G schools, one of the funniest things I've seen all year was 11W's April Fools post where it was something like "10 Reasons Why Jim Tressel is the Same as Jesus" and one of the reasons was something like "Jim Tressel is like Jesus because...Tressel."
After the last three years, I am tempted to suggest a mascot called "Bandy, the Bandwagon Jumper." He'll be happy to represent the Maize and Blue, but only after victories.
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... a maize and blue nutcraker. He comes out for one game per year and crushes the head of Brutus leaving him in a bloody mess in the Northwest corner of the endzone. I think fans could get behind that.
The Nutcracker is a sacred children's tale with wonderful music, settings, and dancing. We use this power to crush the head of our greatest foe into a bloody mess? Deserves a beta run at least.
Please no mascot
It's simple, really. It's all part of a grand political pimp hand conspiracy.
Remember the talk about Michigan going private? It was never going to happen. But this is what's in the works up at the Capitol:
Change one thing about Michigan at a time, until it's exactly like Michigan State. Then merge the two schools (think of the money to be saved by not having to maintain two separate campuses, and OMG the revenue stream!).
Sure, it's only a mascot. That's the foot in the door. But soon it's Sparty and us in our new Maize and Green winged helmets. And then it's everyone attends the University of Michigan State at its main campus in East Bumfuck. And Ann Arbor is bought lock, stock and barrel by Domino's Pizza.
Oh, Brandon will have "customers," all right. Because I'm grabbing a pitchfork right now! Who's with me?!? It's not over! Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!