I've been a little quiet lately, just happy to read and gather info about the team and to some degree suppressing the typical need to offer 2 cents that add nothing to the conversation and only clog the pipes around here. But while reading all the latest on OMT (Our Man Tate) and especially during the Paulus fiasco, I noticed something...
There are a ton of new people around here-- people who are either new or have just been silent up until the spring. In many ways, I feel surrounded by strangers in a very comfortable place. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all-- Hello, I'm 60 and it's a pleasure to meet you. I love UM football like a kid loves dinosaurs, and I'm also really into sports branding and uniform design. I don't at all want to seem like I'm alienating anyone.
But what's happened to all the old regulars? Aside from Magnus, Glen Mason, the Chris's, WolvinLA, the Other Brian, Michigan Student, and a handful of others, I don't really recognize a lot of the names. And maybe I'm just not here as much as I used to be-- after all, it's offseason. But it's almost like going back to your old college bar in your late 20's... Like there's this brand new regime in here, and that's totally cool-- just wondering where some of the old guard has wandered off to.
And for the love a' Lloyd, what the hell happened to ChiTown???