I want to thank everyone who contributes to the Michigan blogosphere for helping me sham my way through the workday. That said, I hold Brian personally responsible for the 2005 season and now the WLA shows up and ruins RR's first year. Please! No more Michigan blogs!
This season has been rough for everyone. Water bottles have been thrown back and forth. Hopefully, a win against MSU will reunite the fan base for a while. Until then, I find myself somewhere between this strange divide. As a sarcastic asshole, the WLA holds a certain appeal for me, but then a few minutes ago I read that poguemahone, their token friendly and surprisingly literate OSU fan was born in 1989. I was at the '89 OSU game and I'm not sure that I have much to say to an OSU fan who has no recollection of the Cooper years or pre-Lloyd Michigan. I know there are a few oldsters who hang out in their clubhouse but this still made me feel like PC Guy.
The following are some differences I've noticed. Feel free to correct me or add your own.
Michigan football is...
MGo: A long and storied tradition.
WLA: A blog started by Brian like 3 years ago which featured Haloscan, a top-end commenting system.
“Watching the game” involves...
MGo: Avoiding familial responsibilities, drinking scotch, yelling at the TV.
WLA: Avoiding homework, drinking Zima, yelling at the live blog.
Lashes out violently when...
MGo: McGuffie, McGuffie, incomplete, punt.
WLA: Someone is wrong on the internet.
Favorite UM player
MGo: Willie Heston
MGo: Scarlett Johansson
WLA: Matt Damon/unicorns