Hero With a Thousand Faces, Part I: Of Legend and Myth

Hero With a Thousand Faces, Part I: Of Legend and Myth

Submitted by Seth on August 5th, 2010 at 12:14 PM


Will Cameron Gordon bring balance to the force? Will Vlad the Impaler ever transition from psych to sang? Is Marvin the Marvelous Marvel just an empty OMG shirtless? Do 40-times matter at all? Will Misopogon exhaust his annual allotment of rhetorical questions before this deck is even finished? I dunno, but I was seriously freaking about about free safety, man, so I dipped into UFRs of yore and found….hope?

Question for you Cam: What has two thumbs, and is responsible for stopping the big play?


3-3-5FSdisguyIf you have followed Michigan this last decade, you are now well aware of what bad free safety play looks like.*

Tthere are things that concern me very much about 2010. Chief among these, and that which I would like to now give the full Misopogonal logorrhea treatment in an attempt to allay those fears in my own head (and SLEEP dammit), is the position of Free Safety.

Or Deep Safety.

Or Deathbacking D-Back of Defensive Doom.

You know what I'm talking about: the middle safety who is supposed to play Cover 1, or center Cover 3, or clean up anything that runs by Obi Ezeh and whichever lineman Obi has affixed himself to for the duration of that play.

The position which, at least in our current defensive terminology, I believe is officially called the…



* Good news is none of those links are RickRolls. Bad news is they are all much, much worse.


Heroes Alumnus/Emeritus:

To really grasp what kind of play to expect this season from the quarterback of the defense, and what kind of player tends to succeed in that position I felt it necessary to go over the kind of deep safety play that Michigan has had since, oh, 2005.

[Misopogon spends two full evenings in old UFRs]

Omigod guys, there's some seriously bad safety play in there. But I learned some things today… Fortify your stomach, then click to continue.

Braylon Edwards Charity BBall Game 6/19 @ Crisler

Braylon Edwards Charity BBall Game 6/19 @ Crisler

Submitted by MGoShoe on May 19th, 2010 at 9:03 PM

The Braylon Edwards Foundation has announced that Edwards and his foundation will host a celebrity basketball game 19 June at Crisler Arena  featuring a slate of NFL players including former Michigan stars Mike Hart, LaMarr Woodley, and Steve Breaston.  Other participants include Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes of the Jets, Ryan Mundy of the Steelers, Dante Stallworth of the Ravens and Kerry Rhodes of the Cardinals.

...[D]oors open at :7:30 p.m. and tip-off is at 8 p.m... A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the University of Michigan Women’s basketball scholarship. 

“Being able to contribute to my hometown is very important to me, and I am thrilled this year my fellow teammates from the Jets and friends from the NFL will be able to join me in helping the U of M women’s basketball team.” 

All tickets for this event will be general admission. Tickets will be $10 each and $8 each with orders or 5 tickets or more.  To order tickets, call the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office at (866) 296-MTIX (6849) or log on to www.mgoblue.com/tickets

Sounds like a great opportunity to see some Michigan heroes and other outstanding athletes supporting a great cause.  Only "all in fun" lighthearted booing of Santonio Holmes is in order.  Remember, he's raising money for Michigan athletics.

[Edit - added link to the 10 May press release.]

OT: Yards after Mundy, NFL version, part 2

OT: Yards after Mundy, NFL version, part 2

Submitted by Tacopants on December 7th, 2009 at 12:12 AM

So, we've already had a yards-after-Mundy situation this year (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ryan-mundy-leaves-his-mark-sd-pitt-game), but Mundy in this game lead with his head on Oakland's final drive, giving them an unnecessary first down. Oakland goes on to score. Pittsburgh fans weep, and now the country has been introduced to Yards After Mundy.