Senior Day Haiku Comment Count

Brian November 16th, 2010 at 4:14 PM

An annual tradition. Special bonus this year: holy pants there are no seniors. Usually I skip a bunch of anonymous walk-ons who never saw the field unless they have a silly name; this year this is it.

Michigan runningback Kevin Grady runs the ball  during the second half of the Wolverine's 2009 season opener 31-7 win, versus Western Michigan University at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, September 5th.
Melanie Maxwell| Ann
  Martell Webb

It goes thump. Sometimes
it catches or drops a pass.
Mostly it goes thump.

Perry Dorrestein

Bad back, outed grades
but through it all a kickin'
Punisher tattoo

Steve Schilling

Been around forever
Witnessed the Horror up close
Football purple heart

John Ferrara

Thrown into the fire
just two weeks after switching
'08: the nutshell

Adam Patterson

One last swing hits sod
A shaft of daylight strikes down
Hello two deep

Renaldo Sagesse

Hurling hockey kids,
the largest man in Quebec came
and he was all right

Greg Banks

Took the Moosman crown
as player most likely to
impress your TA

Obi Ezeh

Why did you tattoo
"Stand around, think about plants"
across your torso?

mark-moundros-nwBONUS NOT MEAN HAIKU

Like Schilling, lived
through every last awful bit
and never complained

Jonas Mouton

The west wind in fall
brings everything, and then
takes everything

Mark Moundros

Walk-on captains are
intimidatingly bald
pretty much always

James Rogers

The last vagabond
a-wander from spot to spot:
Dread Pirate Rogers




November 16th, 2010 at 4:25 PM ^

Well done this year; I didn't engage in syllable counting but it all passed the eyeball test for me.

Bonus Rogers Haiku:

Number eighteen there
In line to buy a hotdog
His guy is open

I love these seniors and thank them all for sticking with the program through these transitory years.

david from wyoming

November 16th, 2010 at 4:22 PM ^

We get it Brian. You don't like Obi Ezeh. It's okay, but maybe we could just let him have his Senior Day with best wishes from the fan base. Like him based on his body of work or not, he was a Michigan Man for the last five years and now after graduating will forever be a Michigan Man. That is enough to get wild cheering (from the Mountain Time Zone at least) from me this weekend.


November 16th, 2010 at 4:25 PM ^

James Rogers

Stand twelve yards away

On third down six to go

You give great cushion

[edit] - like all, i appreciate the effort of every senior and admire their persistence through some tough times.  go blue.


November 16th, 2010 at 8:34 PM ^

I wasn't going to count the syllables but Brian had to go and proclaim, "Commence the Syllable Counting!"  Where do you go from there?  By daring us to count the syllables he was, essentially, admitting that he knew there were flaws.  The subconscious mind cannot let that go.  However, if you point out his flaws, you fall victim to the old "He told me to do it, and I did, so I did what he told me trick," as you so subtlely point out.  It's a total mind fuck.

By the way, I'm betting that Brian would rather not be referred to as the "Fearless Leader," even in jest.  This blog is a career path.  It is a hobby.  It is not a means to attract mindless minions. With that said, watch out if Brian starts suggesting we drink grape Flavor Ade.


November 16th, 2010 at 4:27 PM ^

Congrats to all the seniors.  You have put in the hard work and have gone through more than possibly any other class.  Enjoy the day, Go Blue, and enjoy the bowl game fellas.