August 30th, 2014 at 10:02 PM ^

They need to do more of it because they are only up 3 on a 5-7 FCS team.


Coach Creighton trying to re-brand EMU. It looks ridiculous,  but then the ridiculous is normal at Michigan State Normal College.

Red is Blue

August 31st, 2014 at 9:53 AM ^

You take him to task for not being specific and explicitly stating what is clearly implied (5 -7 last year) and yet make the statement that you have no idea a team could have already played 12 games this year without clearly stating what type of team to which you refer. Lots of teams have played 12 games this year. The Tigers for one, is a team that has already played 12 games. In fact, they've played many more than 12.


August 30th, 2014 at 10:02 PM ^

Eh, they're looking for some identity. They can't compete with a B1G team 20 minutes down the road. Let them have some fun, if the coaches like it and the players buy into it, there's no harm.


August 30th, 2014 at 10:12 PM ^

It was just off camera, but the wall actually held the pocket long enough for a stray brick to get a screen pass off for the first down. Masonry is driving and currently at the EMU 34-yard line. 

I had to chuckle at the Chaplin-esque music that ESPN chose just because it seemed to fit the moment in all of its stark lack of glory. 


August 30th, 2014 at 10:13 PM ^



We all know that EMU put in a gray field and call it 'the factory'.


My first thoughts were that it was a ridiculous gimick that would fail.


I opened up to check out the EMU vs Morgan St game after seeing that it was in the 4th qtr, under a weather delay, and a 3 pt game.

The Factory is very cool.  Remember when colorizing classic black and white films became a thing?  (WD please ask your parents).  The films tended to still seem black and white with a smattering of color.  That's what this looks like.  The colors on the uniforms accent the drab field, which looks a bit like the street some of us grew up playing ball on. 'Car!' ... move to the curb.


I like it. A lot.  Looks way better live during a game (on tv/internet) than just a photo of the field.






August 30th, 2014 at 10:50 PM ^

you know, if EMU decided to become FCS football and put their money into basketball, they could have a really good basketball program.  If they did this a decade ago, when um was down, they could hae been a tourny team like Oakland was.  Unfortunatly, this school is run by about a half dozen morons in Ypsi.

Red is Blue

August 31st, 2014 at 8:16 AM ^

Number 12 needs a little shot of Your avatar and tag line speech.

"...we’re going to win it as a TEAM. ...there’s going to be one team that is going play solely as a team. No man is more important than the team. ... THE TEAM! THE TEAM! THE TEAM! And if we think that way, all of us, everything that you do you take into consideration what effect does it have on my team? ... We’re going to play together as a TEAM. We’re going to believe in each other. We’re not going to criticize each other. We’re not going to talk about each other. We’re going to encourage each other! "