Super Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by Seth on February 5th, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Here's your MGoBlog Official Rooting Guide:



  New York Giants
New England Patriots
MVP Candidates David Baas and Mario Manningham, plus RBs coach Jerald Ingram and Asst. (to the) Linebackers coach Jim Herrmann Tom Brady and Zoltan Mesko, plus Mallett if you count him.
Known Buckeye Associates Jake Ballard (TE) and Jim Cordle (backup to Baas) DL Coach Pepper Johnson (played under Earl Bruce).
Spartans Charitably Employed Greg Jones (backup MLB) and Devin Thomas (3rd string WR) Brian Hoyer, but I don't count this against them because I find a Spartan as manservant to both Brady and Zoltan (srsly: he's listed as the Space Emperor's backup as PK holder!) totally acceptable.
Suspected Domer Sympathizers Justin Tuck (starting SDE) Sergio Brown, a 3rd string safety
Other known affiliations The original Mara (current owner's grandpa) bought and disbanded the Detroit Wolverines (NFL) in 1929 just so he could have Benny Friedman Kirk Ferentz, Nick Saban, and Charlie Weiss all served as asst. coaches under Belicheck at one time. OC Bill O'Brien will become Penn State's new Head Zook after game.

Sorry to have taken over M-Wolverine's thread. I planned to have this go up at 5:30 and he beat me to it. Here's his original post:

Less than an hour away.  Should be a good game. The commercials. The halftime show featuring someone steering her kid to Michigan.  Brady, Zoltan and Mallett vs. Manningham, Baas and Herrmann. I'll be rooting for Brady to win his fourth, and get to the arguably greatest player/QB of all time level, so we can say THAT GUY came from Michigan. (And my general stance of rooting against Mannings). But if you're a diehard Giants fan, no problem.  Just remember your team has twice as many Spartans as the Pats. ;-)  Enjoy the game, the food, the family, friends, and fun!



February 5th, 2012 at 8:00 PM ^

Maybe Mario learned how to make a pipe out of an apple when he was still in high school.  If this is the case, I fully understand this move.

Otherwise it is still annoying as fuck.  I'd prefer "Fielding Yost's University of Michigan" or some other nonsense over not even mentioning the school at all.


February 5th, 2012 at 6:34 PM ^

Random question: Is there a reason why college players are not allowed to wear tinted visors? I know Charles Woodson used to wear one and they are still popular in the NFL.


February 5th, 2012 at 6:43 PM ^

That's a pretty horrible grounding call.  He threw the ball deep, and it looked like he thought Welker was going deep and out.  Yeah, it probably was a throw-away, but when he let the ball go it definitely looked like someone was in the vicinity.


February 5th, 2012 at 7:14 PM ^

That doesn't look anything like The Lorax. It was the character but not the story. I disapprove of Dr. Seuss movies that aren't the animated ones from my childhood.