So assuming Will Hagerup is the punter on opening day (pretty safe to say) do you think he will get the "hand Z"? May just out of habbit fans give him the Z? How long will this last if it happens? I like the idea on having the powers of Zoltan being passed on.
Will Hangup get Z hand signal?
Is there a Z in his name? If not, probably not.
Indeed there is! But alas it is silent, so we usually just drop it.
zWill Hagerup, follow in Zoltan's footsteps!.. Please
I actually made a hand symbol resembling an "H" that I was thinking I would hold up when we first punt. It's hard to explain how to do it in text. I thought I would do it half for laughs and half because it would be a good replacement. However, I would be all for the Z.
Second thought, Z is for Zoltan, which was his first name, not his last... so we could do W for Will, right? a W is easier than an H... let's do that!
/ just messing with you.
I think the H is very do-able, even though the Z might be easier, time to start another tradition...
Wu-Tang maybe? haha.
At the risk of inciting a shootout, everyone could give the 2pac Westside handsign
Women, if they remember from last year, could easily have no idea why we did "Z" for Zoltan. It's conceivable that at least 2-3 of them will put it up.
don't let CleverMichiganReference see this.
She'll either get mad or completely agree with you
If they're paying enough attention to do the Z without being told, they know why. They may or may not know our Space Emperor has moved on, but really, you could say the same for some casual fans too.
"Respectfully disagree" wasn't one of my two options
I agree though, and I think a combination of love for Zoltan and frequency of punts last year might result in some Z's going up unintentionally. Not just casual fans, I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up putting the Z up without even thinking about it, and I'm not exactly a casual fan.
Though, I used to put the Z up when Carl Grapentine said "Zoltan Mesko to punt the ball" so "Will Hagerup to punt the ball" might confuse me for a moment and cause me to put up a W (or H)
That dilettante fandom and thoughtlessly following the crowd was restricted by gender among the fanbase. I mean, Maize Rage was still doing the tired "we own Penn State" chant last season when it was no longer true and that is primarily male.
Despite two terrible years, MIchigan is still 10-5 against PSU. Call me a homer, but I think that still qualifies as "ownership." Also, because of PSU's QB problems and RR's pattern of improvement by the third year, count me in among those who aren't giving Michigan an auto-loss against PSU this year.
If Michigan does turn PSU's humble abode into "Unhappy Valley" this year, the chant will once again be appropriate.
You're a homer.
I always enjoyed watching the drunken sorority girls trying to figure out it was left hand above right hand or vice versa for the Z.
Throwing up a "W" (either Wu-Tang or Westside) would be the way to go, IMO
yes Hagerup will get Z hand signal. Z hand signal from rich rod to go out and punt on fourth down. hopefully zat hand signal wont come very often.
I'll be showing my respect for the new punter with a W for sure! I hope the student section does it too. It's cool to give props to the kickers, especially when they're so freaking awesome at what they do.
I will not give Will a "Z" as that is for our space emperor and is blasphemous indeed. All Hail the mighty Zoltan.
Also, I will not give Will Hagerup any premature hand signal. If we want to do a "W" or a "H", fine, but he needs to prove his worth first. I will not anoint him just because he's the punter. Nobody to my recollection before Zoltan got special treatment, so Will will have to earn it.
Goddamnit this is a stupid post.
I mean, really? Will fans give a Z to Will Hagerup? Hmm...
This thread deserves an "i".
Grrr, middle of the night MGoCrack fix leaves me depressingly unsatisfied.
Fans wont give him any hand signal, because our offense will be so powerful that we will never need to punt.
I'd like to see the "W" handsignal after the game to show the W in the word Win.
Maybe we'll have some other players good enough that we don't have to adulate the punter this year!
Don't get me wrong; Zoltan was a great punter (aside from his arguable game-losing run against MSU last year) and has a great backstory. But the punter is the last guy you want to see take the field. Hopefully we see limited play from Hagerup during his career.
I've always been one for traditions, so I think we should throw up the Zoltan Z, only rotated 90 degrees. This results in an H-like symbol. The only danger here would be people mistaking it for the Z, and throwing that up anyways. Wu-Tang W works for me as well.
no hand signal- we shall never need to punt!!
and then i woke up.