RAWK & RULE Issue 1 Vol. 1

Submitted by BleedingBlue on March 18th, 2010 at 10:33 AM
Welcome to the inaugural issue of RAWK&RULE! Around here, we're inspired by things we consider purely awesome. In the first issue, we're exploring changes to the Michigan Stadium gameday experience, a discussion brought forth by the news of a potential night game between the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and your very own Meeeechigan Wolverines. Possible night game @ The Big House 


First, a checklist of things that are pure awesome we would like to see at games: RAWK music? check 
Night game? check 
HYP-P-P-P-PE VIDEOOOOOOOOS!!!(with annoying announcer guy)? check 
MAIZE JERSEYS 
SMOKE MACHINES 
FIREWORKS?? 
A GIANT WOLVERINE HEAD TO RUN OUT OF? 
We look to the Chicago Bears introductions for inspiration: 





As for the Wolverine to run out of, we have two choices for the "style": 

First Example: The full snarling/attack position wolverine. In this configuration, the players run out from underneath the wolverine. This type of wolverine intro would imply the players are protected by it, like, "Don't mess with us...we've got this ANGRY wolverine backing us up." Which...ok, it looks frightening from the front, but from the sides or back, not so much. This is a big issue for me considering the position of the tunnel at Michigan Stadium. See picture below. Note: Maize jerseys provide maximum intimidation factor (like the Orange jerseys pictured definitely achieve.) 

 
 
Second Example: The head of the Wolverine appears to be coming out of the ground. In this configuration, the players run out of the mouth of the Wolverine. This implies, "We're so TUFF even this scary-ass wolverine couldn't eat us. We're gonna destroy you!". I prefer this method, as the visual is better from all angles, the giant teeth would be pretty scary, and it would achieve maximum intimidation for opposing players and fans. 

 

Stay tuned: In the next issue of RAWK&RULE, we'll discuss the awesome power of intimidation with eye black.... 









Comments

UMFootballCrazy

March 18th, 2010 at 12:49 PM ^

I agree. Not diary worthy. If we are looking to classify the type of writing in the OP, I would put it in the category of parody rather than sarcasm.

From Answers.com's dictionary:

Sarcasm:
1.A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
2.A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.

Parody:
1.a.A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridicule. See synonyms at caricature.
b.The genre of literature comprising such works.
2.Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty: The trial was a parody of justice.

V-Link

March 18th, 2010 at 11:35 AM ^

so instead of jumping up and slapping the banner, will they players give the giant inflatable wolverine a dongpunch?

So proud to be a Bears fan right now.

bjk

March 19th, 2010 at 8:38 PM ^

According to UMAlumni.com:

On big football days, two of these wolverines were brought to Michigan Stadium and carried around in cages.

However, the animals grew larger and more ferocious, and as Yost states, "It was obvious that Michigan mascots had designs on the Michigan men toting them, and those designs were no means friendly." Therefore the practice of bringing wolverines into the stadium had to be discontinued after only one year.

AMazinBlue

March 18th, 2010 at 4:33 PM ^

and I find out later it is, I'll have an opinion, or at least voice the one I have formed. But, for now I'll go with Sarcasm and let it be.

Not Diary-worthy, but does show how silly-looking some teams can be when "marketed" poorly. They chose...poorly.

Mr. Robot

March 18th, 2010 at 5:09 PM ^

I am going to assume this is a joke, made to take advantage of the night game we're playing and its changing of tradition to jokingly suggest we should take a wrecking ball to everything that makes us Michigan.

With that assumption made, I'm still not amused. Even a joking thought about something like a wolverine head makes me want to go into the corner and rock in the fetal position.

Mfan1974

March 18th, 2010 at 6:09 PM ^

1. enemy team takes the field first,and we split em old school style
2. dump all jurasic rock
3. more coke zero
4. wrap around video boards aka. texas longhorn style
5. onions on the philly cheese steaks
6. pick up after your damn self, you ever seen that mess on sunday morning?
7. victories in the double digits
8. can we for the love of god, beat tOSU football program this year, my kid is 7and doesn't know how it feels.