Brick in The Wave

October 1st, 2015 at 11:38 AM ^

The biggest impact this will have is when Harbaugh spits his chew.  It is really hard to control your spit in 20 mph winds.  Needs to make good decisions otherwise chew spit could end up on half the team.  

Short spits close to the ground would be best in these conditions.

By the way anybody know what his brand is? I would like to try it and see if it makes me tougher.


October 1st, 2015 at 12:06 PM ^

I'm pretty sure Harbaugh and numerous assistants were squirreling away chew during the spring game.  I guess the tobacco rules don't count for practices?

I tried chew once, it was horrible.  I always figured baseball players picked up the habit because they were so doesn't seem like football players would do it too but what do I know?  I'm a pencil-necked geek.




October 1st, 2015 at 12:15 PM ^

Harbaugh absolutely still chews during our games. No doubt about it. The NCAA will probably let it slide because...well...Harbaugh.

I used to chew a bit back in college when I was pouring concrete as a summer job. It definitely gives you one hell of a head buzz. No idea how ball players can stay coordinated with a big chomper in.


October 1st, 2015 at 12:52 PM ^

One of my biggest fears is that Harbaugh doesn't drop that nasty habit. 

Northwood University in Midland County lost its football coach and associate athletic director, Pat Riepma after 21 years with the university. He was just 54 years old.  He had throat and mouth cancer that eventually spread to his lungs and killed him.

Yes, he chewed.

Bando Calrissian

October 1st, 2015 at 2:13 PM ^


I know it's irrational, but I feel the same way about Harbaugh as I do about anyone I see with a dip in: you're going to either lose half your face before all is said and done or be killed by cancer before it gets that far. And it's going to be disgusting either way.

I'd say ask Tony Gwinn, but we already know how that one ended up. Gone way too early for a completely stupid reason.


October 1st, 2015 at 1:31 PM ^

You only say that because you've never seen anyone with most of their jaw removed, or major gum surgery to repair their massively ravaged soft tissues.

I know, that stuff only happens to other people, right?

Sorry, I have the best intentions when I say I used to chew seriously and I HIGHLY recommend you ask yourself if its worth the risk of spending your last 10 years eating out of a bucket.


October 1st, 2015 at 11:24 AM ^

MD throwing picks every 10 passes, and they've yet to face a secondary or DL like UM's. Weather is potentially an equalizer. I think this time, it hurts MD more.

Mr. Yost

October 1st, 2015 at 11:27 AM ^

Man up and go play football.

There have been 20mph gusts in Michigan Stadium this season. If it's a sustained wind, that'll be a little tougher, but it's tougher for both teams. Lock in, win your battle, do you job and go home with the W.


October 1st, 2015 at 11:28 AM ^

Thats good news.  We have a perfect QB for screen passes and passes inside 10 yards.  20 MPH winds only serve to help our #2 ranked defense.  Add to it our running game and I see nothing what so ever bad about 20 MPH winds.


October 1st, 2015 at 11:32 AM ^

Damn, this means Maryland's passes that would've normally been thrown right to our CB's for INTs will probably fall way short/long. Some of them might actually end up being completions