OT: To Sum up my Weekend: When a Wolverine Converts to the Dark Side.

OT: To Sum up my Weekend: When a Wolverine Converts to the Dark Side.

Submitted by WingsNWolverines on May 12th, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I've personally never encountered a friend or family member who switched from Michigan to tOSU as a fan so I had no idea what the feeling would be like should it happen. This weekend I sadly experienced it. My friend Patrick has been a close buddy through high school and I've know him for 6 years now. He's been a die hard Wolverine since I first met him with a block M on his hockey helmet and a Michigan jersey during game day on Saturdays when we would watch the game. He's been away in USAF basic training and just returned not too long ago.He's leaving to base soon. It was great to finally talk to him again and hang out like we use to. I called him this weekend and since he has Verizon he's got a ringback tone but this one was different and what I heard through my speakers made me drop my phone and not pick it up for a good 5 minutes I was so shocked.

A song came over the speakers that I never would expect him to have or listen to. Some hip hop song with the words "buckeye nation" "ohio state buckeyes" and "oh-io" escaped into my ears. I couldnt call him back because I was so stunned and pissed off at once. The only words that left my mouth was WHAT THE FUCK?. I sent him a text saying "what the fuck is with that ringback?" he like always was cool and texted back "I'm no longer in Ohio bro I gotta represent." Represent? Represent a hated rival as YOUR college when it never was? I was in shock and I'm still in shock. What would make a person do this? I know it seems silly that this is an issue but when you know a person for 6 years and cheer GO BLUE with them then they decide to be scarlet and grey the next day?

I felt betrayed. Seriously I gave him one of my old Michigan jerseys. Should I ask for it back because I'm seriously considering it. I can understand wanting to represent Ohio but representing your once hated rival as Ohio?! He couldn't of picked the Browns, Bengals or hell even Bobcats for God sake. I'm pissed. I'm sorry but I'm really pissed. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Bo and Woody photo

Bo and Woody photo

Submitted by SagNasty on May 12th, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I want to get some opinions on a photo I have considered purchasing. The photo is of Bo and Woody talking before a game. I have always thought this was a great photo. I hate Ohio more than anything, but I think the photo is great and would be awesome in a michigan man cave. I am not sure about having anything ohio in my home but I love rivalry    

247 Sports looks at the Legends division

247 Sports looks at the Legends division

Submitted by rockydude on May 11th, 2012 at 7:33 PM

The people at 247 Sports have a brief free article evaluating the Big Ten Legends division teams. Also, they give their picks on who wins both divisions and where the various Big Ten teams land in the bowl season. You're too impatient to go read the article? Ok, Michigan goes to somewhere where there is a rose parade, if 247 has it right . . .

http://247sports.com/Article/Big-Ten-Legends-Spring-Wrap-Up-73497

Woolfolk at Detroit Lions Rookie Camp

Woolfolk at Detroit Lions Rookie Camp

Submitted by MGoDubs on May 11th, 2012 at 4:56 PM

http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2012/5/11/3014651/detroit-lions-rookie-minicamp-tryouts?ref=yahoo

Title says it all, but Troy Woolfolk was invited to the Detroit Lions rookie camp this weekend as a try-out to compete for a spot on the team. Wish him the best luck! Go Blue!

 

 

BTN Survey Shout out - Brian #1 (sort of)

BTN Survey Shout out - Brian #1 (sort of)

Submitted by jiāyóulán on May 11th, 2012 at 4:41 PM

The BTN is the best way to watch games live here in china. At least when they aren’t on a real network with, you know, real announcers. So I figured why not throw them a bone and answer some survey questions

Lo and behold the survey actually listed mgoblog, which really surprised me for some reason.

Although it is nice that by listing us first they obviously consider mgoblog the “leader and best” among the Athletic Blogs (and rightfully so), it also means they are aware of us, watching our every move... and just maybe planning to………………….

 

7. Where do you get information on your favorite Big Ten team(s)? (Check all that apply)

1.     National Sports sites (ESPN.com etc.)

2.     BTN.com

3.     BIGTEN.org

4.     Team fan sites (Rivals.com, Scout.com etc.)

5.     Athletic blogs (MGOBLOG.com, LAKETHEPOSTS.com etc)

6.     School Athletic Websites (MGOBLUE.com, OHIOSTATEBUCKEYES.com, etc)

7.     Alumni Associations

WSJ Says B1G and PAC12 Should skip playoff to Save Rose Bowl

WSJ Says B1G and PAC12 Should skip playoff to Save Rose Bowl

Submitted by Hoke_Floats on May 11th, 2012 at 2:06 PM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304203604577396102303663334.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

Basically it states the best thing about college football is the rose bowl, and a playoff system would make it less special

I agree

Why not just play for the B1G championship then go play against the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl?  What does UofM really lose?

Sporting News ranks nation's best coaches... Hoke #24

Sporting News ranks nation's best coaches... Hoke #24

Submitted by sheepdog on May 11th, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I get really annoyed when I see people put SIAP, so I won't do that.  All I will say is that i used the search function and only found the Big 10 rankings.

 

So I was listening to the radio on the way in to work this morning and I heard the locals blubbering about Saban being the #1 best coach in America. So I found the article and saw that Hoke comes in at #24.

Other noteworthies/travesties:

Urbs #3

Les Miles #4

Bret Bielema #12

Mork #13

Mack Brown #16

Brian Kelly #18

RR #39

LINK

Alabama column on how Delany's words will be used as motivation against Michigan

Alabama column on how Delany's words will be used as motivation against Michigan

Submitted by Leaders And Best on May 11th, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Alabama columnist on how Jim Delany's statement about how future playoff teams should be selected (includes a shot at Alabama's team last year)  will work as motivation for Alabama against Michigan.  Things I had forgotten from last year: Alabama played at Penn State.  Although Penn State was outclassed, they may have played Alabama tougher than any other team on their schedule not named LSU, especially on defense (something not mentioned in the column).

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/expect_that_team_to_be_ready_f.html