November 30th, 2012 at 5:31 PM ^

Unequal bet. One Brady wearing Ohio is infinitely more valuable than one Brady wearing Michigan. It should have required everyone in Vrabel's graduating class to don a winged helmet for a day. Because who gives a shit about Vrabel?


November 30th, 2012 at 6:01 PM ^

I have an urge to defend Vrabel. Bill Belichick called Vrabel one of the smartest and the most versatile player he has ever coached. Vrabel was able to play OLB, ILB, DE, and TE for the Patriots, and is the only player in NFL history to have more than 6 receptions with a 100% TD rate (12 receptions for 12 TDs).

When they asked Belicheck what he thought about Vrabel's potential coaching career, he said that Vrabel could regurgitate defensive schemes the Patriots hadn't ran for 6 seasons. Also, that Vrabel's football knowledge was just downright impressive.


November 30th, 2012 at 6:30 PM ^

And thanks, I didn't know that. He still seems like mouth-breathing brah.

Regardless though, Brady wearing an Ohio jersey is ESPN/national newsworthy. If Vrabel lost, his wearing of a Michigan jersey would be news in Columbus. I doubt it would even be carried in any Michigan markets, because so few people would know who he is.


November 30th, 2012 at 7:00 PM ^

I get what you're saying, but it's probably balanced out by a loss absolutely killing Vrabel.  I have a feeling Vrabel and the OSU faithful would go far more nuts with him wearing an M jersey than what is happening here.

I equate this to me making a bet with Bill Gates, where he has to pay a million if he loses and I have to pay 100k.  Sure, the bet looks unfair on it's face, but losing 100k would hurt me a lot more than the million would hurt him.


November 30th, 2012 at 5:43 PM ^

Is the only way you would get a person of such talent and character to don the scarlet and grey, so, I consider this equivalent to volunteering at a soup kitchen. You may not want to do it, but the world is a better place for it.


November 30th, 2012 at 6:22 PM ^

He instantly becomes the best QB to ever wear a buckeye jersey.

EDIT: I was beaten to the same sentiment. Not like I would have read through each comment anyway....


December 1st, 2012 at 3:12 AM ^

Did Griese lose a bet too?  On Thursday's stuido show for the Louisville-Rutgers game that tie was awful.  Scarlet and grey stripes.  Yuck.


December 1st, 2012 at 7:59 AM ^

Tom Brady is awesome. IIRC he made similar bets with Charlie Wies about M-ND games. I hope some day he comes back to coach at Michigan once his playing days are over.