Very Scientific Study on Uniformz: 56.8% Dislike, 15% Like

Very Scientific Study on Uniformz: 56.8% Dislike, 15% Like

Submitted by MGoBender on December 18th, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Michigan Football's Facebook Page posted a simple question:

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.

I went through and tallied 665 of the comments. That's not all of them, but after a while the percentages stayed the same, so I'm saying this is a SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND representation of the FB page's population. It took far too long to go through 650+ so I decided not to keep going through the now 3000 comments. Like I said, the percentages started holding pretty strong around n=300, so should be representative. I ignored trolls and unrelated posts.

Like 102 15.3%
Dislike 378 56.8%
Helmets: Yes! Uniforms: No! 154 23.1%
Meh 13 1.9%
Helmets: No! Uniforms: Yes! 18 2.7%

I had other categories as well, such as "Sarcasm" and "slappy." The former of which generally disliked the jerseys, the later of which said "anything Blue wears is good" so I did not include them in the "Like" category.

Representative "Like" Comment

SWAGG! Matt finish to the helmets!! And the jersey is to fly!

Representative "Dislike" Comment

Next thing we are going to do is make a dubstep knockoff of the Victors

Representative Pro-Helmet, Anti-Jersey Comment

Helmet ok. Jersey looks horrible. Go back to the traditional jersey.

Representative "Meh" Comment


Representative Anti-Helmet, Pro-Jersey Comment

helmet looks awful and the shirt looks a little better

BONUS: Sarcasm Comment

You want a good idea? Yellow Jersey and blue numbers

Kinda fun to laugh at. I wouldn't take this too seriously, except that the M Football FB page is usually full of slappies that will "Like" anything that is posted, so I thought this was a funny enough to share.

Tradition do you really care? Or just used against rival fans?

Tradition do you really care? Or just used against rival fans?

Submitted by DirkMcGurk on December 18th, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Ok we got the new uniforms and many have issue screaming tradition. I feel Michigan's tradition is first great academics, winning, winged helmet, block M and finally Maize & Blue. Many feel the uniforms are a tradition(though the away ones have changed many times before the past few years). My question and I ask for real honesty is if you really are about the tradition, or is it another point you make in an argument to be better then rival fans? Do you really care or just really care about winning the pissing contest?

Mod edit: Title changed. OP: If this doesn't capture what you're looking for go ahead and change my edit, but "Tradition" isn't descriptive enough. JGB.

Question on Student Bowl Tickets

Question on Student Bowl Tickets

Submitted by lilwolve4 on December 18th, 2012 at 5:07 PM

I just received my bowl tickets for the game against South Carolina and I have a question for some former and current students with bowl experience. How easy is it for one to move around. I'm a senior and got placed into the upper deck and was curious how easy it would be to move to a lower section. Any feedback would be great.

A Full Eleven Warriors Blog on Rodriguez

A Full Eleven Warriors Blog on Rodriguez

Submitted by StephenRKass on December 18th, 2012 at 12:58 PM

So, I haven't been to Eleven Warriors, one of the better Ohio blogs, for about a month, or before the game in Columbus. I happened to run over, and whaddaya know, they have a full column by Johnny Ginter focusing on Rich Rodriguez and Michigan.


I guess this is what you can expect when they are going through a bowl ban and have nothing to write about in terms of Ohio football. The piece has been up for a day or so, is about Michigan, and actually references mgoblog and Brian several times. For some of you, it will be an interesting read.

I'm not going to put a whole bunch of quotes in:  if you're interested, go to the link. If you're not, well, I didn't waste your time. Basically, Ginter goes through the whole thing of Rodriguez being a decent coach who made some missteps, was never given a real chance by Michigan, being both mistreated and having some rotten luck.

However, I'll put in two quotes that were intriguing.

So now you have a choice, Buckeye fans. Do you root for the guy, knowing that each successive victory angers the Wolverine fanbase in a vague, irritating way? Or do you root against him, forcing him to walk the earth as a shadow, forever branded with the mark of Cain that is Michigan football?

You can link to see which way Ginter goes.

The other quote is from a Michigan fan in the comments, regarding our blog:

You could send MGoBlog into a complete meltdown with this post.  Not because it is in any way inflammatory; it isn't.  But because anything related to Rodriguez now seems to divide Michigan fans.  Through no fault whatsoever of Brian Cook (always fair to Rodriguez, and sometimes critical of Rodriguez such as when Brian Cook was about the first person anywhere to doubt the wisdom of Greg Robinson), the mostly anti-Rodriguez MGo readership -- with many notable exceptions -- sort of convulses in a denial of service attack whenever Rodriguez's name comes up.

I kind of agree with this analysis, and can see why Brian wants to just roll his eyes, disappear, and put his fingers in his ears when RR comes up . . . "LA LA LA LA LA LA I Can't hear you LA LA LA LA have you gone away yet LA LA LA LA LA."

Hopefully we'll be able to have rational and non-meltdown discourse on RR at some point in the future.

One thing for sure (unrelated to the Eleven Warriors Blog) is a terrible legacy of RR:  his recruiting, even for the different "spread" scheme, has set Michigan back, and left Hoke at a disadvantage. It irks me to have heard the "cupboard bare" complaints about Carr, when Hoke and Mattison and Borges have not complained once (that I've seen) about the players they inherited, but have made do and coached them up.

OT: Scoring The Deal

OT: Scoring The Deal

Submitted by Ron_Lippitt on December 18th, 2012 at 10:20 AM

So proud of my good friend Jason Abrams.  A Detroit kid whose new show on HGTV "Scoring The Deal" premiers on HGTV next month featuring Michigan alum Cato June.  For those of you who haven't seen the preview, it's basically House Hunters meets Jerry McGuire.  The dude has the most fascinating career I've ever heard of, and obviously ESPN and HGTV seemed to have agreed.  Check out the promo: 

Not bad for a Farmington Hills kid who never went to college.

Hagerup apologizes, admits it was weed.

Hagerup apologizes, admits it was weed.

Submitted by yoyo on December 18th, 2012 at 1:38 AM

He delivers a sincere apology for his mistake and it really sounds like he hopes to be back next year.  I really like the part where he describes the coaches as nice people who aren't yelling at him but rather concerened with his well being.  That's one of many signs of how great a coach Hoke is. 


"Without offering details, Hagerup said he lapsed into "old habits" and blames no one but himself. He was suspended the first four games of 2011 for violating team rules, and missed the 2010 Ohio State game for the same reason."


"Hagerup has been meeting with the staff and said he hopes to meet again with Hoke today. Hagerup added there has been no "screaming or yelling" from the coaches, and they have had good discussions."



Derrick Green reportedly down to two

Derrick Green reportedly down to two

Submitted by MGoVoldemort on December 17th, 2012 at 8:47 PM
@NeylandNews: Per Brent Hubbs, it's down to UT and Michigan to land highly coveted '13 VA RB 5* Derrick Green, with his mother... Never heard of this guy, and Mike Farrell has usually had the best info when it comes to Derrick Green, and he hasn't reported this yet.

Crowdsourcing Request for 1993-1999 M Recruiting

Crowdsourcing Request for 1993-1999 M Recruiting

Submitted by Seth on December 17th, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Looking for help, links, information and memories on Michigan recruiting prior to databases and the like. I thought I could trust my memory but then realized I completely forgot things like James Taylor (apparently a 2000 WR we stole from Sparty who didn't qualify).


I highlighted the boxes I need help with. This is for an upcoming Hokepoints.