this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
hey! found it! here. nah, it doesn't look bad at all. i actually like it.. (and for the sake of a minimum of 25 words, here's.. WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! yum.
Now I know you may be taken aback at the title of this post, but fear not dear reader. Bear with me for a second and allow the pontification of the greatest idea in the history of the world, or maybe even ever.
I've always wondered how I could merge my two favorite things in the world, UM Football and the cinematic stylings of one Patrick Swayze, naturally you can see my conundrum. There are so many parallels between PS and my beloved fall mistress. Then last fall in East Lansing it hit me after seeing the same clip of '300' on the scoreboard some 37 times, or on every Sparty 3rd and long (zing!).
The tale of highschool students who battle communist Russians in rural Colorado, trying to prevent nuclear war. The name of this rag tag, Swayze led group of patriots? The Wolverines.
Imagine a goal line stand or a 'key' play (don't get me started on that, I get it...you are shaking your keys) where just prior to the snap one P Swayze appears on the flat screen. In glorious high definition, raises one fist and offers the war cry 'Wolverines', which causes Charles Stewart and or Stevie Brown to only give up a 20 yeard gain on an slant due to ill-angled tackling attempts. Can you see it? Can you picture it?
Now imagine you're allowed to see it, standing up at Michigan Stadium.
I’m a “longtime” reader--at least since the Season of Infinite Pain (2005)—and a former part time contributor at The M Zone. Work and family life has drastically cut into college football—and internet—time. I’ve been in the U.S. Army for a couple of decades now and this whole college football blog thing is the only way I can stay in touch with my past life as a boy growing up in Michigan. As much as I love Michigan football, last season—the Season of Unspeakable Horrors (2007) didn’t bother me too much since I was expecting the birth of a son. He and I watched the glorious 2008 Capital One Bowl when he was all of six days old and is now Michigan’s official good luck charm. He should be Michigan’s starting quarterback in 2028