October 5th, 2010 at 8:50 PM ^

The canoe was half full of water, but he capsized it, then tore the bottom out of it and lost the paddles down the river then ran it over a waterfall and broke it into a thousand pieces. 

It was in bad shape before he got there, but when he was done with it, it was destroyed beyond all hope of reasonably easy salvage. I don't think the Lions can be a decent team next year. I think it'll still take another 2 years with the hole they are still digging out of. 


October 6th, 2010 at 1:34 AM ^

I would agree with you but that canoe was what.....a field goal from missing the playoffs.  It was consistently winning at least 7 games per season and could be counted on to be a contender.  Then Millen took it over and turned it into a team that can barely win 2 games a season.

Sgt. Wolverine

October 5th, 2010 at 6:37 PM ^

Yeah, that's me.  That photo is from four years ago, but I still have the helmet, the beard, and the pasty white skin.

It's been a little while since the photo has popped up anywhere, but it was oddly popular among Spartans looking to mock the M fan base.  Somebody on RCMB posted about raiding a meth lab, and somebody else posted that photo with the query: "Two of the perpetrators?"  (Elsewhere in the thread, somebody decided I looked like the lead singer of the Spin Doctors.  That's actually pretty accurate.)


October 5th, 2010 at 7:35 PM ^

Honestly, its kind of an honor for them to have saved a picture of you just to bring it out once a year.   Spartan fans are just all around strange.  You do look like the lead singer for the Spin Doctors. 


October 5th, 2010 at 4:32 PM ^

I think he does fine, even though I don't like him. Plus, with Millen comes Sean McDonough, who I find excellent at his job.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:52 PM ^

Exactly. McDonough called the ND game last year and I'll never forget the signature "Caught!" when Matthews scored that TD.

So when Denard leads us down the field with a minute left for a win, it'll be McDonough doing the play-by-play and that's what we'll hear when we youtube the game for years to come.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:37 PM ^

I guess you had to be a Lions fan to hate Millen as much as a lot of people on this board seem to despise the guy. Personally, I find his comments to be pretty funny ("Studbolt", "There's a jockstrap on the field...", "That's six.") and, occasionally, insightful.


October 5th, 2010 at 5:21 PM ^

Maybe it's because I lived in Boston for most of the Millen/Lions debacle.  That whole era didn't really exist for me as I turned a blind eye to it and watched the Patriots instead.  I really don't mind his announcing for Michigan games, especially compared to most of the yahoos we're usually hearing.  But I do admit I might have the same visceral reaction to his announcing as a lot of people on this board (also heard the WTKA guys complaining about it this morning) had I been living in Michigan for the last decade.

Maize n Blue

October 5th, 2010 at 4:34 PM ^

They had a discussion on the radio of "Things you'd rather hear than Matt Millen announcing the Michigan-MSU game."

I'd like to continue that here... my favorite was "Gary Bettman saying 'Sydney Crosby come get the stanley cup'."


October 5th, 2010 at 4:35 PM ^

I don't know what his record is annoucing Michigan games, but I'd rather him than Herbstreit and Musberger.  When I think of those two, I instantly think back to the '06 OSU game.  I'll take any positive numbers heading into the game.

A Real Toe Tapper

October 5th, 2010 at 4:54 PM ^

Anybody is better than Musberger.  I will never forget when he put up that chart comparing UM and Florida's schedules and went on a totally unnecessary rant about how much better Florida was.  Ugh.

Also, Millen is one of the few college commentators that I actually kind of enjoy.