Title says it all
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Why would I want to watch us lose in the first round to a MAC team again?
oh boy.... brace yourself
thanks a bunch, mr racist frog from the wb.
The frog isn’t racist. I understand where your comment comes from, but the frog did Vaudeville and Ragtime, not Minstrelsy. Many contemporary cartoons did depict such racist caricatures. If Michigan J. Frog (the name of the character) was meant as another nod in that direction, I believe they would have been more explicit with it (which is the pattern they followed in all other actual instances of racism, which I don’t deny).
Yes, it's not like frogs have ever been known to represent minstels in cartoons...
I hate to break it to you, but Michigan J. Frog is a minstrel. The song he sings actually contains lyrics from a well known minstel tune. It's also no coincidence that Michigan J, Frog was chosen as the mascot for the WB (a channel that marketed itself to blacks) and that the first time blacks are featured in a Disney movie, frogs are involved.
That being said, I'm a black guy, and I honestly don't care. I'd rather not look into it too much because I think Michigan is a pretty funny cartoon character with an even more awesome name. I just want to make sure you knew a little truth behind your avatar.
Not trying to get into an argument here but when did WB market towards black audiences? All the shows I can think of that have been on there were about white teenagers. I'm outnumbered by women in my family and they were always watching that channel. It seems to me that UPN was more geared towards the black audiences, at least since I've been around.
Very early on in the channels first few years they were not hiding what ethnicity they were targeting. The first shows on it were Parent 'Hood, Sister Sister and The Wayan's Brothers, all 3 of which featured all black casts. But yeah, they ended up going the waaay opposite route in the end.
...but delicious all the same.
I always appreciate the heads up.
The INT wasn't necessary. It was just icing. And, boy, did it taste good.
Oh but it was...it was. Don't you know that they were one overthrown pass away from beating us? They were also only 7 wins away from an undefeated season. God they were so close...
Yea and Fitz was one blown call from putting it away. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, buckeyes.
It always makes me happy to think that it is Avery making the interception too for some reason. It tickles me in just the right way. I just love seeing the unheralded guys come up big. Maybe something to do with quality depth returning to the Maize and Blue.
One of my supervisors is good friends with the Averys and was in the stands with them at the game. He said his Courtney's father was just beside himself with joy.
I got Michigan winning. I am enjoying a grey goose with soda water and lime. What an evening in gorgeous Nebraska. Thank you BTN! F ohio.
Ohio just scored, but I feel like we got this. Man coach had the team well prepared. The ohio team was 100% at this point and we kept at it. Hi five!
Yep, watchin it now. Need my fix.
Golly, I sure do wish we win!
put Speilman on another Michigan-Ohio game, I quit. He's a fuckin joke-as an analyst and a nfl linebacker!
I still don't understand how they overturned Fitz's touchdown. Call on the field was TD, one angle showed him in, one angle showed him out.
I completely forgot about that play... this and the red wings game last night remind me why I will always hate refs. always.
They were about to let it stand but then WolverineBlue had to go and post this diary:
Well I think the spread was 8.5. So that touchdown comes off the board and Michigan only wins by 6. Just sayin.
No BTN. I send a request every month. Wth.
Most men do.
you had it right the first time.
A mod change
I want to dip this game in gold.
Can someone look up the link of the Notre Dame announcers before the last drive where they say Denard is "not a good thrower"?
Can't find it and my fiancé doesn't believe me.
Thanks ahead of time
I can watch this game over and over and over and over again
This was my first ever game at the Big House. What a truly amazing experience it was. I can't wait to get back up there!
1997 game is on right now. Such an awesome game. The defense is just all over the field. Can't wait until Mattison gets the D back to that point. I was lucky enough to be at that game. What a great day.
My favorite parts of the 2011 game:
1) Crowd response with Avery's pick
2) Hoke's response. He is really all business and rarely shows emotion (including UTL), but you coulld tell he was so damn happy to win that game. The celebration between Fred Jackson and Hoke is priceless.