After discussing with friends about the fan base unity in not tieing shoes in denards honor. We have since discussed not wearing long sleeves the rest of the season to work or to games and it seems to be catching on in Coach Hokes honor. Any grass roots interest from the mgoblog community?
No sleeves for the rest of the season
Fuck sleeves, I'm getting a Lloyd Brady haircut
Call it: "No Sleeves November."
Look, call me a wuss if you want, but if it's 30 degrees outside, I am going to wear long sleeves.
Wuss. I'll be wearing long sleeves too.
If it's 30 degrees out, I'm going to look like an Eskimo.
I haven't been wearing pants since the beginning of this season.
I haven't been wearing pants since JT resigned on Memorial Day!
I sweat my ass off in the summer but can't bring myself to wear a short sleeve dress shirt to work.
Just wear a regular t-shirt.
just wanted everyone to know that.
Pic or GTFO
Edit: OT question that I stopped being lazy and looked up on Wikipedia.
I made bank in school by tutoring lots of students from that high school. Rich parents north of Chicago would pay $60-$100 an hour for somebody to basically watch their kid do their homework.
It depends on how drunk I get at the tailgate.
Fuck sleeves at all.
I fucking hate vests!
Back when I was in college and broke I worked at a coffee shop. I wore shorts until it got to about 30 degrees.
Unfortunately I have a real job now that requires pants and a dress shirt.
I'm going to point at someone today though to honor Hoke.
You should get those really long shorts that look like pants.
Not signature enough?
Denard not tying his shoes is so well known that people understand the nickname "Shoelace." Do people get that Hoke doesn't wear long sleeves?
Maybe pointing constantly would be more indicative of our support for Hoke. I don't even raise my hand in class anymore, I just point to myself.
Either that or we should start calling Hoke "Ol' No Sleeves" or "Tresleevless Fergodsakes"
I'm going to wear nothing but long-sleeved red shirts for the rest of the season.
BOOM REVERSE MOJO'D
How about not tying your shoelaces for the rest of the year?
Seriously, tell your OC to call a game without gimic plays, put a headset on and be engaged the entire game. Not wearing long sleves is a gimic itself.
I love Hoke, but sometimes he misses the mark.
If only Hoke wore a headset, we would be undefeated this year!
There is precedent in Michigan history for this.
The 12-0 National Championship team in 1997 went short-sleeves (and NO undershirts) in the second-to-last game of the season, at Wisconsin -- it was a late-afternoon or evening game, IIRC. It wasn't below freezing, but it was like 30s or 40s, and a wintry mix. But the TEAM, having only two regular-season games left with tSIO looming the next week, wanted to show its mettle (or should that be "metal"?). Team came out in short sleeves, it was cold as frak, and of course they won. Bucky wasn't a great team that year but they were dangerous, and I think we won be a couple touchdowns, something like that.
So frankly, when I saw the title of the post, that's what I remembered.
Does this regularly. I'm at work so I can't look it up, but the Bears played the Falcons (and Vick) in MNF a few years ago at Soldier Field in December. I think it was the Superbowl year. The announcers were talking about how miserable it was, had pictures of Vick looking miserable in a huge parka, and the bears Defense takes the field - no sleeves on anyone. Game was over before it kicked off.
Similar scene when the Saints went to Soldier for the NFC Championship Game with Reggie Bush. Playing football at USC certainly does not prepare you for the NFL and January games in Chicago or Green Bay
in every day situations. Aimed them at my son yesterday when he refused to eat his veggies.
Posted this, I have to ask. Did anyone else notice during the Iowa game, that during a two back set (one guy on each side of Denard) that both guys did the Vince point and shoot thingy? They did it one after the other, not at the same time....We need a GIF of that put up...
Vince alerted Northwestern to our shotgun formation. I bet that's why the offense took so long to get rolling.
No, those are pistols. If anything, he was trying to confuse the defense.
It's somewhat confusing to me, my high school football coach ONLY wore long sleeves, and wore jackets and pullovers even in 100 degree heat.
You may as well go all in and not eat during gamedays as well. I'm sure that puts Hoke in a great state of mind.
I can't eat on game day. Too many nerves.
I've worn long sleeves exactly once in my coaching career, even during November games. A few years ago, my players were concentrating more on the cold than football...and they played a horrible game because of it. Ever since then I wear shorts and short sleeves to practice, and I wear pants and short sleeves to games. If I can block out the cold to stand on the sideline, they can block out the cold while running around on the field.
I've been the same way. When the coaches start worrying about cold or rain, players see that. It may not seem like a big thing to outsiders who view it as the coach showing toughness (whether they think its a stupid gimmick or cool), but either consciously or subconsciously it does effect the players how the coach handles those conditions.
Exactly. It's the same reason I didn't like Rich Rodriguez's sideline behavior. The slumping of the shoulders and the grimaces on the sideline, I think, send a negative message to the players. You've got to lead by example.
...Brian Kelly then. And Ditka when he went nutso on Harbaugh. /s
That sounds suspiciously like Tuesday Morning Quarterback's Immutable Law - Cold Coach = Victory
I was a receiver in high school, a fellow receiver and I would rinse our hands in cold water and go out to practice or pregame on cold days. Specifically our Thanksgiving Day game, we played in PA so it was usally pretty cold. It definitely got me to block out the cold.
Guess who originally made wearing short sleeves regardless of the weather famous?
Wayne Woodrow Hayes.
Justice Hayes' grandfather, no doubt.
You know who else made a statement with regards to inadaquate clothing and weather conditions?
William Henry Harrison.
My cool story bro moment.
4 years ago I went into the Campus Den in the local mall in West Michigan. I picked up a shirt that said "MSU is a drinking school with a football problem". I wore that shirt 4 years in a row on game day, even when I had to go to a wedding. I wore it as I was tailgating at MSU this year. After the loss I took it off and left it in East Lansing to end the curse.
Michigan can now resume winning.
wouldnt that be an MSU shirt?
no it was maize and blue.
translating to something like all east lansing is good for is partying.
Make green and bronze and I could see the MSU faithful adopting it as a slogan
This news will undoubtedly inflate our Sagarin rating. Well done, sir.
let the guns blaze son
Shirt and tie gameday tradition will live on. But sweatshirts are for squares
"Hey Dad, how'd you get that scar on your chin?"
"Well son, when I was in college, we all vowed not to tie our shoelaces for the last three weeks of the regular football season. One day I tripped walking up the steps of Angell Hall and split my face open; ended up needing 6 stitches."
"So I guess you were sorry you did that, huh?"
"Hell no, we beat OSU by two touchdowns that year."
Am I the only one who was hoping this would be about an official announcement that there wouldn't be any more surprise deployments of the bumblebee shoulder "special" jerseys?
Hoke, rest of the season...no sleeves plus a headset. Please.
Well, OK, but if I end up with a cold or sinus infection, my meds are on your Visa.