Twas the night before The Game

Twas the night before The Game

Submitted by mfan_in_ohio on November 27th, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Twas the night before The Game, and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.

The M flag was hung by the front door with care

With hopes that a victory soon would be there.


The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

Dreaming visions of Denard and his dreads.

My wife in her pj’s and I in my M cap

Had just settled down for a November night nap.


When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang to the window to see what was the matter.

Did I have a sickness? Some sort of bad fever?

It looked just like Greg Robinson’s beaver!


Behind this rodent arose such a sight,

A winged helmeted vision in the night.

More rapid than eagles the players they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:


“Now Denard, now Daryl, now Junior and Vincent,

On Martin, on Roh, keep stunting and blitzin’,

On Kovacs, on Kenny, on Roundtree and Tate,

Tomorrow we knock off Ohio State!


The players charged right off with a shout,

And the beaver followed them to the south,

And I heard him exclaim, and I swear this is true,

“We’ll beat those Bucks.  Let’s Go Blue!”



This all just happened.

Ron Simpkins interview, grab a drink first

Ron Simpkins interview, grab a drink first

Submitted by iawolve on November 26th, 2010 at 11:18 PM


I was reading this the other day and it was just like gaahhhh. I honestly felt awful since this is not the guy bitching at the end of the bar, but someone who has fought the battles and gave to the program. We have sat here on the board and argued perception vs reality, but man this thing has to change soon. Reading this was damn depressing. It is behind the paywall, but here is the link anyway if you have the subscription


Here are a few quotes, turn some Morrissey on:

On the excitement over this week: "What excitement? I talk to a lot of former teammates and I watch the news and read the papers but there really doesn't seem like there's much buzz. It's like it's just accepted that this is Michigan's last regular-season game and what everyone is actually looking forward to is the bowl game because it should be a favorable matchup.


On his impressions of the Wisconsin game: "I felt like I was a little kid being punished by having to watch that. I honestly don't know how many Michigan guys watched the whole thing. 


On his expectations for Saturday: "I'm always going to look forward to this game but my expectation is not that we're going to beat Ohio State - I'm just hoping we don't get embarrassed. It's hard for me to say that. It's devastating to say that. You hope the kids can play the game of their lives and make Michigan proud but you're really concerned that you're going to feel humiliated on Saturday."

Moving Picture Pages - Swallowing Kenny Demens

Moving Picture Pages - Swallowing Kenny Demens

Submitted by Chris of Dange… on November 26th, 2010 at 11:09 PM

This is another illustration of how the positioning of the MLB so close to the line of scrimmage in Michigan's 3-3-5-that-isn't-really-a-stack renders him more vulnerable to being eaten alive.

In other news, I don't know if it's the prospect of the upcoming bludgeoning by Columbus Community College or the fact that most of these are of a play that didn't go well, but these are starting to get hard to do.  "Here's how we screwed up again, in excruciating detail."

Anyway.  Wha'hoppon: Wisconsin has second and three at their own 32 on their second drive of the day.  Michigan plays a stack over Wisconsin's I-formation.  The play starts out as an iso to the right. Martin stands up a double team and then slants playside, and Ezeh takes on the FB to close the playside hole.  The blocking works much better on the other side, with Mouton being erased by the backside guard, RVB being kicked out, and the playside guard releasing off Martin to devour Demens.  Avery fills the hole between the guard and tackle, but the blocks on Demens and Mouton leave a cutback lane open to the inside of the tackle and Montee Ball rolls through it for a ten-yard gain before Vinopal can chop him down.

Brian's Trip to Columbus

Brian's Trip to Columbus

Submitted by bluebyyou on November 26th, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Last year, I read a story that Brian wrote about a trip to Columbus several years ago.  He went with several friends, including "Cripplesticks", his term of endearment for his med school friend who used crutches. 

I would love to find the story.  I have searched for an hour, but keep coming up with blanks.

If someone can find a link, I would really appreciate reading it...if you haven't read the story, you should.

Go Blue!  Let's kick some Buckeye ass tomorrow!

Late Night osu Hate Thread/Online Bonfire

Late Night osu Hate Thread/Online Bonfire

Submitted by jhackney on November 26th, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Well, here we are. The night before the biggest game of the season. The outlook does not bode well for us. The hell with outlooks and the hell with osu. Let's build the most hate for them in one post that the negative energy travels to Columbus to see Justin Boren curl up into the fetus position and Terrell Pryor learns math.

Friday night. This will be our little bonfire pep rally.

To start:

The way osu students receive their degrees:


Now let it rip boys and girls....

MICH win will cause me to...

MICH win will cause me to...

Submitted by Aamoldini on November 26th, 2010 at 8:35 PM

So Brian always comes up with funny "win will cause me to:" statements

What are your best "win over OSU will cause me to"s?

I'll start:

WIN will cause me to: stay up for all of next week and trawl OSU blogs while hoping the collective

disbelief of the 100,000+ truck drivers sucks the entire city into the 12th plane of torment soon after M fans leave.