A Note of Thanks

Submitted by wlvrine on November 24th, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Well, the 2008 campaign is finally/thankfully over. I watched or listened to all the games this year and the list of things that caused my blood pressure to soar would make for a very long blog entry. So I will just say that fumbles, more than anything else moved me to apoplectic rage. I do not feel angry anymore. In fact since I left the hospital people say my gurgling laughter and obscene smile more than offset the spit bubbles I blow from the good side of my mouth.
But I digress.
What I would really like to say, more than anything else, is, Thank you Brian. Thank you for creating a blogsite that is not populated with enemy combatants, trolls, flamers, and haters. I cannot comprehend the psyche of someone who would antagonize a large group of people. Their thought processes are completely foreign to me. To me they make about as much sense as a suicide bomber. I just don't get it. If you hate Michigan, all you have to do is drop by your local buckeye website and flame out loud about, Michigan this and Michigan that, and instant fame is sure to follow. Cult hero status awaits the spartan poster who forecasts 10 losing seasons for Michigan. Prophecy against Michigan in a notre dame blogsite and you will be carried off to South Bend, be annointed with crisco and served to Charlie Weis as a living sacrifice. o.k. I made the last one up. But you get the point. Why go out of your way to be despised when you could be universally loved? I don't get it. I never will.
But this site. This wonderful site. When I read anothers critical opinion about players or coaching, I can at least read it with an open mind. I don't have to wonder if what the person is saying is just another hatchet job by someone posing as a Michigan fan. Even some of the fans who do a little ranting do not bother me in the least. As long as I have faith that you are a true blue fan I can at least relate to your pain, even if I don't agree with your rationale.
I know how you feel. This season hurt. It hurt alot. Especially for people like me who operate only on an emotional level while the game is on. It is only after the game is over that I can rationalize WTF just happened. That is where MgoBlog is so helpful. Here I can find objective analysis. Here I can find reason to be optimistic. Here I can find wit and humor sure to make me smile. (however crookedly) Here I can find what I want. Conversations about Michigan football, with fans of Michigan football. It is a simple concept. But it seems yours is the only website that has the oversight needed to make this happen. Thank you.

Comments

Glen Masons Hot Wife

November 24th, 2008 at 1:49 AM ^

Well put. Usually Diary entries this long start off something like I saw my first Michigan game in 1986 with my three cousins and remember Jim Harbaugh... and a life story later, there's a weak question or point (yawn).
At least your story remained amusing and in the end, made a nice point.

octal9

November 24th, 2008 at 3:23 AM ^

Why go out of your way to be despised when you could be universally loved?
Unfortunately, this is their mantra:

"Ask any troll, any real troll. It doesn't matter if you get flamed or praised. Lulz are lulz."

Route66

November 24th, 2008 at 9:06 AM ^

My first entry was about my U of M experience so lick 'em. While I will agree that sometimes diary entries can get long and annoying, don't rip what others have to say. We all deserve to show why we are fans. Okay, I am done now. (I am not really as mad as this sounds...just being defensive as my first game was with Harbaugh and one cousin)

As for this entry, it was very well put and enjoyable to read. Pretty much sums up how I feel about this blog also. Thanks Wlvrine, and thanks Brian.

Ernis

November 24th, 2008 at 11:03 AM ^

"Prophecy against Michigan in a notre dame blogsite and you will be carried off to South Bend, be annointed with crisco and served to Charlie Weis as a living sacrifice."

Is this your bid for the instant love you are talking about? If so, mission accomplished.

wlvrine

November 24th, 2008 at 3:38 PM ^

thank you,
that is absolutely what I am talking about. I would never go out of my way to post that comment at a ND website. It would not be very well received by the target audience. But take that same comment and post it where Michigan fans dwell and there is a good chance someone will laugh and think that it is funny. Given the choice of either posting where I would be ridiculed or posting where I would be praised.....the choice seems obvious to me.