Yeah it's fairly low on the tweeting creepiness scale, but I still wouldn't recommend it.
a terrible blight on our fine country
Yeah it's fairly low on the tweeting creepiness scale, but I still wouldn't recommend it.
Calm down old man. Yeezus says it's cool.
As long as you don't go off on him for a subpar performance I don't care
He's not exactly a recruit.
I know I'm late to this party but when I read Wolverine Devotee's post on tweeting Peppers I literally let out an audible "ugh".
And then - the very first response was you with an "ugh". Why do people insist on tweeting total and complete strangers regardless of their percieved "connection". I do not get it.
Perhaps it would be helpful if Brian and other bloggers, say from 11W, wrote articles with helpful hints and posted them on the front page for others to read.
OMW OMW OMW OMW OMW *FANS SELF* *FAINTS*
it seems marginally OK for an 18-yr-old recent HS Grad to tweet an 18-yr-old football player who is soon to begin his CFB career.
But what's to stop some 30-yr-old (or 40? or 50? or 60?, etc.) from pretending to be just an incoming college freshman is this scenerio? I just think it's best to ratchet down the "hero-worship" a little bit and show extreme restraint when thinking about tweeting a kid who is yet to play a single down at The Big House.
I could not be more ready for Michigan Football!
I...don't know how I feel about this.
I am 100% for it. He's the best player Michigan has brought in since Charles. He's a freak.
Woodson played TB in high school and wasn't that highly sought after, nationally.
I hate the legacy number thing. How will a player ever get to make his own legacy? I'd honestly want to keep my own number.
I mean if peppers wants to, he can. Initially he just wanted to keep number 5, but he started coming around to the #2 idea.
In my opinion, it's close to being the dumbest idea ever in college sports, right alongside the retiring of jersey numbers in the first place. Unless college football is going to expand jersey numbers out to 3 digits, it find it all kind of dumb.
I'm glad TB Mel Anthony wore No. 37, but I'm also very glad WR Jim Smith did too, And FB Bob Perriman after that. And LB Erick Anderson after that. And LB Jarrett Irons after that.
Each of these players were very special and made huge plays for the Michigan football team. They are all remembered for their contributions and their jersey numbers.
Anthony Carter, Greg McMurtry, David Alexander, Braylon Edwards were all spectactular too wearing No. 1 in their own way.
But what good are all these great numbers, if kids can't even play with them anymore? I think the practice kind of diminishes new players from making their own great story at Michigan, having to live in the shadow of prior giants. Screw that. Everyone knows past is important.....for purposes of tradition. But living off the past, or living in it are both ill advised.
Peppers getting No. 2 is really cool. I understand the choice.
In some ways, I wish he'd have picked little-used No. 39 or 38 or 46 at Michigan, to sort of say "screw it, I'm my own person, and I'll make my own damn legacy here, thank you".
Those players are remembered as legends because of what they did on the field. People remember Braylon as #1 as well as AC because each was amazing. If Peppers (or any other player using the same number as a former M legend) has an amazing, legendary career at M, he will likewise be remembered for his #, just like those before him. Having or not having the legends program will not change that.
I like the legends designation for #s of former Michigan players and hope that someday we have multiple players at those same numbers designated as legends. It was a bold decision by the athletic dept and it makes us stand out even more than other programs because of our history and tradition.
this drama detracts from the team concept in my mind. Let's send all the legend jersey athletes to SEAL camp and see what kind of respect that garners them. I say hand out the numbers and let the chips fall where they may (including the legends jerseys.) This will create an atmosphere where (with double digit numbers) all jerseys will be legend jerseys sooner rather than later.
The way it's going...the numbers are changing before the players have a chance to leave their own legacy. The possibility of generating additional legacy traditions is diminished by moving high performing or promising athletes to existing legacy jerseys.
I will say it again. A player will be remembered as a legend by his actions on the field, regardless if he is the first, second, third, or nth great player to don a particular jersey number.
It's wasted time evaluating players with respect to their number and not their play. They gave up helmet decal game week awards for this reason.
Honors like this are best left for banquets when a player's career is over when coaches, players and even fans can appreciate a player for what they have accomplished. I'd rather the coaches spend this time coaching instead of fulfilling legacy requirements - to assign jerseys annually, leave that to the equipment manager.
Jersey numbers resonate as in my mind when I see players on the field. I will always associate Leach with 7 and Lytle with 41 (who played as 25 as an under classmen.) If performance is all that matters - let's swap jerseys every game based on who has a better practice week.
and Derrick Alexander combined into one human being.
How do you make your own legacy? By your actions on the field. Jersey number doesn't matter
Any player is forced to wear them??
They do that for most visits.
Seriously though, that is a horrible picture. Why cut off the jersey and why not get a little more in the pic? Come on.
"Who is Number 1."
"That would be telling..."
"I am not a number, I am a free man!"
I don't care about jersey numbers.
Coach McGary sez: Win the Game!
Didn't Vincent Smith wear #2?
It's important to know whether this is an up-to-date photo or from a past recruiting visit.
IF it's recent, then the most interesting thing is what's on the photo's lefthand side. Given the evidence on the arm (that the number begins with a "1"), chest numeral (the number ends in a 1), and chest numeral placement (alignment precisely under the adidas logo tells us this is a #1 jersey and not a #11 jersey), it would appear the jersey was recently hanging for either (a) no reason at all or (b) because someone got it.
Earlier in this thread, I wrote about how it doesn't really make sense for any of the receivers to be getting a #1 jersey right now (Funchess, Chesson, Darboh, Harris, Canteen). But it isn't strictly insane to wonder whether the coaches might change their minds about Funchess's jersey.
Maybe it doesn't make sense for him to have a TE legacy jersey now that he's switched positions. A tempting hypothesis compels us to ask whether the #87 might have been freed up by a Funchess move to #1 (by far the most deserving player on the roster). In such a world, Jake Butt could be a fitting wearer of #87.
I agree. My first thought was that this must be from a recruiting trip.
In the locker room, don't positions sit together? That's how we were in HS. If so, it wouldn't make sense for #1 (WR) to be next to #2 (DB)
Unless Jabrill is splitting duties already... /rumormongering
The locker room is not in position groups.
I went on a stadium tour in 2012 and Bill Austin (longtime tourguide at Michigan Stadium) said one of the first things Hoke changed was breaking away from the position "groups" and into regular numerical order.
Story checks out boys
that Hoke went away from numerical seating and to position group seating. It was some kind of mini-story about the difference between his approach and RR's. A couple quick Google searches didn't turn up anything relevant but it's been like three and a half years, so that's not too surprising.
A certain #2 once said after a mediocre season the year before: ''How about we just win?''.
This is a mistake. Better to make your own number than live in a shadow of another. I dont like this at all
Uh oh. Have you notified the coaching staff?
good one. i actually laughed. Ill take it further and say that i cannot stand the patch. btw where in nyc r u ? Im in rvc on long island
Ha, well thank you for taking my snide comment in stride.
I'm up in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. I was out in Long Island not that long ago, and I hadn't realized how much I miss things like free standing homes and trees.
If you're going to wear that number, Peppers, then make sure you do it justice. Normally I'd say pick your own number and forge your own legacy, but many great linemen have worn #77, and the same goes with receivers and #1. Why not allow the great corners to wear #2?
I know I'm way late to the party, but the "How do you post pics?" just reminds me of this
I don't worry about his number, but i certainly hope he carefully follows the washing/drying instruction label, that jersey looks like it would almost fit my 10 year old daughter.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I think getting worked up about jersey numbers is kinda silly. Guys will wear numbers. Most of them will be different from other ones.
Maybe they can just give each player his own unique alternative jersey. Shoulder stripes for you, piping for you, some kind of foam latex body suit for that guy.
The #1 jersey use to be the only one that received special attention and was given to our top wide receiver. Now the jersey number situation has gone a little overboard with the fan base and the school. I know #2 isn't a legacy yet. Though Some kids are going to feel pressured into accepting a legacy number, when they would prefer to wear another jersey number.
Though they’ll probably feel it’s disrespectful to turn down a legacy jersey. Many people fail to realize that playing sports is part psychological. Some players do get mentally connected to wearing certain jersey numbers… some to the point of superstition.
Shane Morris looks real nice wearing #7 and he may feel comfortable with that jersey. Though he’ll probably be asked to give it up, and run around with a big 98 on his back. Something that could mess up his psyche and disrupt his comfort level.
Tom Harmon was a great player and a statue should be built along with his jersey being retired. Though lets be honest, in today’s game, #98 is an awkward looking number for anybody other than a defensive linemen to be wearing. The other legacy jersey numbers at least fit their respective positions.
Agreed. They should be used on a rotating basis. We don't need a new #21 every year. Let it happen once every 5-10 years.
It's a terrible qb number. Though an honor to wear it will never look right in today's game.
I was hoping he'd choose π