Big Michigan Football Surprise Open Thread

Submitted by GoWings2008 on February 15th, 2013 at 9:09 AM

I don't know about you all, but I'm terribly excited to find out what the big news is supposed to be.  Any intel on when its supposed to happen?


O Fo Sho

February 15th, 2013 at 9:13 AM ^

said to look for a tweet from Ferns around 2 or 3 I believe.  He hinted that it has to do with Ferns recruiting hard for this class.  Maybe a visit set up by a stud, hard to imagine that Ferns would be announing a commitment......

I would love to see Damon Webb has de-committed!

Mr. Yost

February 15th, 2013 at 9:19 AM ^

We can't start a thread just because a recruit or commit says "something big is going to happen."

Maybe mid-terms are coming out. Maybe another kid is coming on "super visit weekend," Maybe mom made pizza rolls, Maybe the McRib is coming back for a month.

Let's just wait until there's actually something more than a tweet before we start making "watch" threads.


February 15th, 2013 at 9:24 AM ^

It's not just Ferns who tweeted this.  Some people like the speculation and the anticipation of such news.  It's the off-season so get over it and maybe not read it. No need to comment on what you approve or disapprove of...


February 15th, 2013 at 10:13 AM ^

...because never voicing disapproval makes perfect sense on a blog site that is largely self policed in regards to what type of content is tolerable.

FTR, the OP does not bother me, but telling people not to comment if they don't like a topic is an over used (and not well thought out) response. 

If people disagree with the response, moderation will provide adequate warning.


February 15th, 2013 at 10:25 AM ^

I hope it's this.

It would be like getting a 5* QB commit for 2014 (albeit, a one-and-done).  It would go along nicely with the one-and-done OL 5* we just got for 2013. 



February 15th, 2013 at 9:28 AM ^

This post isn't that bad.

It could be worse, like...oh I don't know. Starting a thread about the pope stepping down, locking the thread from all comments before anyone could comment, and saying "i'm just trying to get ahead of the inevitable" and then when it gets downvoted to hell removing the upvote/downvote function from it.

Just saying.


February 15th, 2013 at 1:16 PM ^

  1. That thread was started after one had already gone 170+ comments and needed to get taken down. What the Pope does has virtually no bearing on the purpose of the site, and stuff got way out of hand in the first thread. BiSB and his opinions on MGoBoard having nice things may never be more applicable than the first OP and many of the comments.
  2. I did not (and cannot) disable any user functionality. Here's a link if you would like to neg the post, since there seems to be some confusion on your end.


February 15th, 2013 at 6:07 PM ^

Okay, I'll admit when I'm wrong.

I thought I was on the site the whole day when your second post (which I thought was the first) popped up. Apparently it got bumped to the second page before I started lurking.

All I saw was your second post and thought you tried to hedge a bad post from ever popping up on a really off topic subject.

I now look like an ass, but I do apologize.


February 15th, 2013 at 1:55 PM ^

"We can't start a thread just because a recruit or commit says "something big is going to happen.""


Isn't that EXACTLY what fanbase message boards are for?  Speculation and discussion as to what the current team/staff/players/school is excited about doing?


February 15th, 2013 at 9:24 AM ^

Okay OP. Let's play a game. I'm going to tell you that you are going to be horribly disappointed with a 90% chance of being correct.

Please let me know how you feel after the announcement comes out. Thanks.