(Contributor's Note: Readers from Wyoming might not find this diary entry interesting. Recommend that they move onto other threads.)
These past few days have been one beautiful Roman Holiday for me as I troll the other fan sites. I personally loved this exchange between "is it Saturday yet?" and "Matt" on 11W:
is it Saturday yet?:
I think we are all tired of losing the big games and there is only one cure for any of this, and that is win.
Wait–the cure for losing games is winning them? Well SHIT, why didn’t you just say so?!?!?!?
is it Saturday yet?:
Am I just being a deaf, dumb, and blind homer?
If that doesn't sound like wheels coming off the wagon, I don't know what does. (My answer for IISY? -- "Yes, but I don't mean that in a bad way."). I haven't had this much fun since I learned to fart "Hang on Sloopy" after a bean-and-scrambled egg burrito eating contest a few years back. Had to do it over a scarlet-and-gray cooler, though, just in case I pushed a little too hard on those last "notes". Did that for a group of OSU grads who thought I was paying them the ultimate complement.
I've noted that the number of UM fan posts on opposing team sites have been increasing. Therefore, its only a matter of time before "tit" becomes "tat", and we've got a war of words on our hands. I figured I'd just get the issue out there sooner rather later and maybe nip this in the bud.
Non-UM trolls, we read your caca as much as you read ours (although I'll say that ours smells like roses). I take particularly fiendish delight when one of you posts something here to rile us up. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Better still when one of you joins this site just to post. Maybe you're hoping some of the aura that surrounds our beloved University, (queue the sweeping, majestic orchestral music bed). We have a big tent, so welcome.
A bit of guidance about posting there, though. Nothing too big a deal, mind you, but I just sayin', seeing as how I've learned a few valuable lessons in just the past few days that I thought I'd pass along. Some of our membership gets easily bored, and even a little touchy. Here are the generally accepted best practices for the site:
- Whatever you decide to write, keep it interesting.
- Make sure that any contributions you provide are clearly marked with their purpose, relationship to U-M Athletics.
- Topics should be carefully delineated from others on the site.
- Please be respectful of others; disagreement is okay, being disagreeable is not.
- All posts must include the familiar "Go Blue", "Yours for Michigan", or similar expression of affection for our University and its athletic programs, (pause for the background music to crescendo).
Bear in mind some of our members, unfortunately, tend to the pejorative and use profanity when they respond to a post. If you violate these rules in any way, they may get on a rant and start to cuss. This is a family site and we don't want that. And, for cris'sake, don't respond to them directly. It just makes matters worse.