Submitted by BlueLotCrew on March 1st, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I am hereby recommending a change in the MGoBanner at the top of this page to reflect the success of the Men's Basketball Program and I present this proposal based on the following...

1) Hoke Springs Eternal was perfect for last year, as he was hired in January and the Spring marked the period that he galvanized the fan base as well as started building his program.  As long as we all agree that Hoke (or hope) springs eternal, there is no need for it to spring further since eternity is forever.

2) The football program went through a 4 year period of turbulence (starting with "The Horror" and ending with Josh Groban), followed by a return to glory in 2011.  We are simply past the whole "New Hope" thing.

3) John Beilein has just done 3 amazing things tonight... A) Kept UM in contention for a B16 title. B) Snapped a 13 game, 17 year losing streak at Illinois. C) Ended Bruce Webber's career.

4) Football season is many months away, let's celebrate some Hoops and pay tribute with a new banner.  The resurrection of this program under Beilein deserves a banner... at least... if not a medal.

Please support this petition and call upon fellow MGoArtists to come up with the next graphic to celebrate Michigan Athletics.




March 1st, 2012 at 9:20 PM ^

... but, at the most I would suggest shared space between the three sports (Football, Hockey, Basketball).

Football should always be in a banner about Michigan athletics.  


March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 PM ^

Love the bloody face pic idea. Novak epitomizes all the positive changes for our basketball team and the virtues of UM. I'm a basketball fan over football so I like the idea of it in the banner with football but i get it is a football first blog so can understand why it may just be football in any future banner.
I also think athletic facilities or school buildings (union?) may be cool in a more elaborate multiple sport banner


March 1st, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

I too throw my utterly meaningless support behind this movement.

I'm saving the immense pull I have around the site for the "should we bring back the old pos/neg votes"


March 1st, 2012 at 9:33 PM ^

Remember his meta post a few weeks ago where he asked for ideas on how to raise money to relaunch the magazine?  I said put a dollar value you want to raise and if we do it, then you have to give us back the old point system.

I Bkfinest it that if he did that he would blow the doors off his fundraising.


March 1st, 2012 at 9:23 PM ^

the tournament. The team has represented Michigan very well in all respects. What greater honor than being recognized on the MGoBlog banner.

M Wolve

March 2nd, 2012 at 12:27 AM ^

What are you going to do BISB? You think that you have the power to just redact someone's points and kick them off for a while? 


What's that? You do, in fact, have such a power?  Well, have a good day then, sir.  Comendable post.


March 1st, 2012 at 9:25 PM ^

And the basketball program was down for a lot longer than the football program. Would love to see them get some banner love.


March 1st, 2012 at 9:27 PM ^

though we could keep the subheading with a slight modification, "supporting the Clint Eastwood State Fightin' John Waynes on one Sunday in March for two hours"