META: Worst Football Offseason?

META: Worst Football Offseason?

Submitted by UMAmaizinBlue on August 1st, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Fellow Fans,

For me this offseason has flown by and I'm chomping at the bit for kickoff. However, I paused the other day to think not-so-fondly on times when this program, this team, and this board were filled with such ennui and was reminded of the awful offseason that was 2010.

You may reclal this was the summer of lost athletes, primarily in the secondary. We saw a lot of guys lost to attrition, injury, and even admissions. Still, it wasn't ALL bad - we did get a nice and painfully funny reminder in the form of a "Never Forget" poster.

My memory of offseasons is still fairly recent when compared to the history of Michigan Football, so I pose the question to the board:

What is the worst offseason you can recall, and what happened to make it so damn shitty?


Thank the wives, girlfriends, partners, etc.

Thank the wives, girlfriends, partners, etc.

Submitted by bluewave720 on November 24th, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Right now, my wife is transporting my sister to the airport.  My sis came in a week ago from Arizona.  I had the gang over today for the game and my wife performed "damage control" for the 4 kids under the age of 6 that were at my house while my buddies and I watched the game.  Now she's driving my sister to Detroit Metro because my drunk ass cannot.  I can't be the only dude out there who got hooked up by his wife, girlfriend, partner, whatever. I am going to give her a great foot rub when the kiddo goes to bed.  

This game sucked.  No question.  But let's not make our significant others regret being supportive in these trying times.  

Next year, we will all be going to Indianpolis to watch our boys secure a spot in Pasadena (at worst).   Let's act like good people tonight and take care of those who take care of us.  

We are now bowl eligible! I am officially excited.

We are now bowl eligible! I am officially excited.

Submitted by bluewave720 on November 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 PM

In 2001, I watched a November game with a bunch of Michigan grads and we all joked about how brutal it is to get pumped over "bowl eligibility."  One of the gals said "I will kill myself if I ever get excited over being bowl eligible."  Of course we laughed, told her she was awesome, and never thought about it again.  

Until 2008.  And again in 2009.  And again in OT against Illinois in 2010.  After we won that game 700-698, I told myself I would never scoff at bowl eligibilty ever again.

This thread is an offering to the Bowl Eligibility gods.  I understand that religion is taboo on this site, and I respect that.  But I respect bowl eligibility more.  Huzzah!

Never Forget Guy Presents: Buckeye Angels Xmas Gifts

Never Forget Guy Presents: Buckeye Angels Xmas Gifts

Submitted by MGauxBleu on November 25th, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Here we are, on the eve of the game. And while we hate Ohio (State) with every fiber of our beings, that does not change the fact that many of us have misguided friends or loved ones who cheer for the Buckeyes. Obviously, dealing with these people will be easier this holiday season after a victory, but you will still have to see them. So with only 30 shopping days left until Christmas, I have setup an Etsy account to peddle cheaply made crap that you can give to your cousin's dick husband instead of the usual forties of Camo or Skoal variety packs.

As always with Etsy, each product is handmade with found materials (from in my neighbors' garbage), so quantities are limited and are priced accordingly.

Jim Tressel Angel Tree Topper


Bask in the glow of a tragic hero. Wonder at his pureness as he gazes down upon his Christmas kingdom.

Two AA batteries not included.

$164.00 USD

Terrelle Pryor Doily Angel


This is a charming small angel, about twelve inches across, that attaches nicely to a window with a small suction cup hook. It's slimness is convenient because it does not interfere with closing blinds or curtains. Light enough to be hung on a mirror for an unexpected seasonal touch. At first glance, it appears to be a large intricate doily cut from paper. That is the first impression when hung on a window and viewing it from outside. Folding the paper angel's wings forward gives a feeling of motion. This would make a great seasonal decoration for any window. Please contact me if you need a quantity.

Small suction cup not included.

$47.98 USD (Bulk Discounts available)

"TatGate: Redemption" 10 Piece Nativity Set


Celebrate in your own way, this wondrous event that is about to occur before our very eyes.   Our "TatGate: Redemption" nativity set feature finely crafted figurines, with rich colors and detailed expressions.  They are a pleasure to behold and a joy to own.  The high quality of these figurines ensure that they will be a family keepsake for generations to come.


  • 1 Terrelle Pryor Shepherd Boy
  • 1 Virgin Jim Tressel
  • 1 Devier Posey (Delivering frankincense)
  • 1 Boom Herron (Delivering myrrh)
  • 1 Mike Adams with realistic bewildered action
  • 1 Diper Dandy Savior Braxton Miller
  • 1 Urban Meyer as the wisest king of all
  • 3 sheep representing

    • NCAA Investigators
    • OSU Compliance
    • All of Buckeye Nation


$10,000+ USD (Though might be willing to barter for the right amount of autographed memorabilia, used football equipment, rounds of golf and no less than 7 heavily-discounted and/or free loaner cars.)

OT: [Temporary] Georgia Running Back Apocalypse

OT: [Temporary] Georgia Running Back Apocalypse

Submitted by ATLWolverine on November 1st, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Georgia has just suspended three running backs for at least 1 game over a failed drug test.

Their best remaining RB injured his ankle against Florida at the Cocktail Party, leaving only a redshirt soph with little experience to play this weekend against New Mexico State (good timing for a suspension).


This quote from Richt makes me remeber just how fragile a CFB team is: "I don't know about [who will start]. We'll kind of see how it goes, but everybody else who resembles a running back will be competing." Apparently cornerbacks are currently in the mix for the job.


Okay, Time to Forget: Secondary Collage of Doom Updated

Okay, Time to Forget: Secondary Collage of Doom Updated

Submitted by MGauxBleu on November 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I don't have the strength to update the key.


  • Concussed Mike Williams, #40 at ten o'clock
  • Vlad, transferred, #5, top-right corner
  • Lovable walk-on Jared Van Slyke, #31, broken clavicle at 3 o'clock
  • Newest victim, JT Floyd, broken ankle, in emo wolverine's line of site


  • No one [sigh]