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|2 years 3 weeks ago||Dr. Harris||
When Michael and Martellus Bennet played for Texas A&M, their jerseys read, "Mi. Bennet" and, "Ma. Bennet."
I think Da. Harris and Dr. Harris is even better.
But actually, I fail to comprehend why players put Jr. or III on their jersey. Tim Hardaway, is your father on the current Michigan basketball roster? No? Then you're Hardaway. Same for you James Ross III.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Tom's Head||
Why does that expanding head gif remind me of Beavis and Butthead?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||This||
Gah! Finally found this post again... wow this thread blew up fast.
Anyway, I coudn't have said it better myself. And actually, Bacon's (or Brian's?) point about minor leagues is illustrative. If there were a farm league or minor league of feeder teams for the NFL and they sucked up talent that would have otherwised played for college teams... I would still care about college football infinitely more than pro sports, because I would still want to see Michigan beat ohio and Notre Dame and the SEC.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I think Dragon is pretty||
I think Dragon is pretty clear here, and your response is simply deliberately missing the point.
The point is that Brandon's end-goal is to turn a profit. That is the wrong end-goal. And his behavior clearly demonstrates that his primary motivation is wrong-headed.
I think Dragon said it best: we want to make money to the extent that it helps us win, but winning, for the sake of pride, is the goal.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||And graduate students make||
And graduate students make about $20k
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Wisconsin Schadenfreude||
I know some will disagree, but I generally agree with McGary and pull for other Big Ten teams in the tournament or bowl games (even Ohio, mostly because of family connections). I was rooting for Illinois and Minnesota, and would love to see an all Big Ten Final Four.
That said, I was looking for vindication that Wisconsin's success in Big Ten play is partly/mostly/entirely due to Big Ten refs. But I didn't see the Wiscy game. Do we has vindication?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Vince Young||
I would love to see Devin give us flash backs to Vince Young as he destroys So Cal in the Rose Bowl. And to avenge New Year's Day 2007. Devin FTW!
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Third Coast Offense/Ale||
Dude, Third Coast Offense [roll over tag text: the Great Lakes are sometimes referred to as the Third Coast, as in Bell's "Third Coast Ale"]
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Mone == Dhalsim||
Is it just me, or is Mone in the process of seriously damaging his left ankle in that photo?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Post touches||
Srlsy. We can haz post touches for 6' 4" 340-lbs. center?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Scramble scramble||
I'm seriously looking forward to watching Devin Gardner devastate the morale of opposing defenses with his scrambling, a la Vince Young ca. 2005. Don't get me wrong, I love Denard whole-heartedly, but his refusal to scramble drove me friggin' nuts. This year, I want me some Gardner Scramble!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I guess that is a reasonable||
I guess that is a reasonable fear. Watch out for Dave "Slippery Slope" Brandon.
I've been reading MGoBlog for years, but my strong feelings about Uniformz finally convinced me to contribute.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Uniformz||
First, I'd like to share that long before I became a Wolverine, I had a deep respect for the university and what it represented. Tradition, and continuity, and a no-nonsense attitude were a big part of that. To me, back then, the culture of the university was embodied in the t-shirt that seemed to dominate the fanbase, even in Texas: maize, block MICHIGAN across the chest of a blue shirt. Straight across. Not even curved. You know who are.
MICHIGAN didn't need a loony-tune character or a snarling, befangled bearcat with flames shooting out of its eyes to draw attention. It was MICHIGAN, fergodsakes. Look it up.
To me, it seems the parade of jerseys (and other attempts to monetize everything) is out of character. It cheapens the Michigan brand. It's trying too hard. It's the difference between calmly walking off the court after draining the game-winning 3-pointer and jumping up and down and shrieking and peeing your pants. We've done this before. In fact, we wrote the book on how to be a successful "public ivy" university. Our attempts to grab attention in the football uniformz fashion contest is cheap, and out of place.
That said, I have to seriously disagree with those who oppose the "new" helmet. A matte finish does not a new helmet make. Helmets have changed dramatically in the 100+ years of Michigan football. It's the Maize wings and three stripes on a blue background that make it the same. It's not like we're going to insist on wearing leather helmets in 2013 just for the sake of refusing change.