Frank Clark annihilating Braxton Miller is my vote lol
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Frank Clark annihilating Braxton Miller is my vote lol
If possible, in GIF mode.
A vote?? What do you think this is, a democracy? The obvious answer is Dr. Hamlet, III.
Not sure if Dr. Hamlet, III is available for anymore photos...rumors abound he became a McRib sandwich.
then, technically, he'd be a part of the team, at least several members of it. When Lewan staves off a defender from sacking Gardner this year, I'd like to think it was the Dr. Hamlet in him that gave him the edge.
Until several hours later when they use the bathroom.
I vote for Gardner dopped back with Lewan prominently in the background holding some poor soul at bay.
(surely a photo like this exists?!)
might be a better one out there, but found this quickly and liked it:
Almost exactly what I had in mind!
I thought this photo looked familiar - I used it to make some iPhone wallpapers/t-shirts a while back.
I actually think a banner with these simplified images / drawings instead of actual photos would look really cool. Maybe a basketball one as well? Or a couple of prominent football players and maybe one of Hoke (though this format would make it difficult to make a helmet-less person).
I actually made two versions of Hoke pointing in this style ... firstly, there's the Epic Double Point:
... and then a full body point:
... which I combined with my favorite football players to use as my desktop background (click to embiggen?)
There must be one from the many times Lewan held off Clowney
You shall not pass!
I vote for Hoke pointing until a front runner emerges. Hoke pointing is timeless.
with a thought balloon over Brady's head showing a BLT.
An image of Brian spooning with Jake Ryan.
Their "flows" together are somewhat magical.
injury/recovery. He looks soft and somewhat feminine. Are they sure he will be ready by October?
That is just unbelievably disturbing.
and that the idea of him playing in October was no pipe dream at all. This confidential photo puts the lie to that. He's lost a tremendous amount of muscle mass.
What's incredible to me is how enormous Brian's hands apparently are.
Well done but if I had to nitpick Jake would be the back spoon.
in the truck, with the glasses.
Heiko with Borges?
Bring back the ol mustache pose
McGary and Lewan on a twosie. Duh.
I propose a picture of Taylor Lewan and Doctor Hamlet III riding on the twosie. In the background, have Brendan Gibbons with his arms around a bunch of brunette girls, while Kenny Demens tackles Pat Fitzgerald as he hops and down on the sideline and pumps his fists in the air.
somebody needs to persuade LSU Freek to GIF it.
I thought we had discussed before
In all seriousness I think a collage of Alan Branch-waltzing-away-from-his-prey photo-shops would be awesome.
I think we stick with football. Football is the reason most of us came to this site and the the most talked about sport in this site. Though I love Trey, we should go with Lewan or Gardner
No Trey Burke? He's the biggest star Michigan has had in a decade. I think he deserves the banner until football starts.
I can't help feeling like decorating this place with basketball stuff would make it feel too much like some ACC blog. I know we love our bball here, but football is our evolutionary history - it's tied more closely to how we got here, not just who we are now.
Ugh, I'm having a hard time even agreeing with what I just wrote, because Michigan basketball has had a pretty great history too. Ok fine maybe I don't have any good logic, the basketball banner just seems odd to me somehow.
Photo of the three Trey hit on Kansas to force OT.
If ever there were a separate OT board. This should be the mini banner above it
although maybe the shot against kansas before the season starts.
I realize football is why most of us visit this website but I was stunned a Final Four run with some great plays by Burke didn't warrant his picture up there for at least a short period of time.
I don't know what's next, but maybe THE_KNOWLEDGE can tell us.
I vote hoke stomping on ohio's head
but Mitch McGary maybe?
Brian going to bring back the banner contest for this?
Maybe can incorporate Hoke-Devin-Lewan and Beilein-McGary. The biggest stars on campus.
Jeremy Gallon corner end zone catch vs Minnesota or maybe better yet the South Carolina game. But we won the Minnesota game
You could have a sound clip looping endlessly of helmets cracking: the "sound of football" according to Hoke.
I love that quote from Hoke but yes, I am being facetious. Sort of.
Here's my suggestions....
This site is first and foremost a football site. I really doubt Brian will want to put a basketball banner up, especially with football season starting before basketball season.
For the remainder of the off season we should use the (OMG) shirtless twitter pic that was featured on the front pag recently.
Trey's trey against Kansas.
Tipoff of the Final Four at midcourt?
but i do think Trey should be the banner til the start of football season.
WTH would we put the Clowney hit up there? This is not the Gamecocks football board sir. That hit and resulting fumble in all likelihood cost us the bowl game (no knock in Vincent whatsoever).
"We need more support in underneath coverage."
i love that score down in the ticker! makes me feel all good inside seeing it against the ranked Nebraska squad
It should alternate. ~6 months out of the year it can be a football star, the other ~6 months a basketball hockey or other sport star. My vote is for Trey Burke at the moment - hockey was terrible this year unfortunately. In the fall I say we switch to Lewan, Gallon, or Gardner, or some combination therof.
It should be blindingly obvious.
Don't be a coward, Brian. Do it. You know, in your heart of hearts, you want to.
Now make it into wallpaper suitable for 1366x768 and I'll be set! :)
Ooh, I'd love that Lewan pic for my phone wallpaper.
As for the OP's question, if we're going with one football player I'd vote Lewan. It's not every year a likely top 5 pick decides to come back to school.
I understand the sentiments behind calling for a Trey Burke banner, but he's no longer on the team. He is "gone", just like Denard -- I feel the banner has to be forward-looking and deal with players, coaches, and items that are current to Michigan.
Forgoing all that $$$ to come back and be a leader/teacher on this team.
Plus Devin has another year to be our banner boy.
I think it should be Hoke pointing towards Lewan stomping some poor Notre Dame guy with chickens flying in the air.
you're new, but i like you.
Has to be Lewan, he is a senior and bypassed the draft to come back and lead this team.
We don't have a national star that spans college football. Taylor is a big star, but lineman don't capture the spot light as skill players do. So, new team, new stars....needs to be a collection of offensive and defensive talent that will define success for Team 134. Lewan, Gardner, Gallon, Clark, Cam Gordon, Thomas Gordon, Countess? Throw in Funchess? The spotlight will be on generating a pass rush from the D-line this year, so maybe a bit of emphasis there. Come to think of it, the focus is on both the O-line and the D-line this year. How those lines play may very well determine if we go from an 8-5 team to a BCS bowl team. Maybe a clashing O-line/D-line image.
think we can get them all to pose in a line, maybe in the stadium, headshots with helmets on for the banner? I'm sure someone around here has some influence...
I was working on one a few weeks back, but never finished it. I don't know how to embed images on this blog, but here's what I had so far:
I always thought it worked season to season as it didn't identify anyone in particular, while it had the analytical engineering breakdown that one gets from this site. So I always thought it was fitting AND looked cool.
Mattison with some sort of wizard hat.
Borges angrily staring down Heiko for asking about bubble screens.
a collage of Wolverine greats of the past?