Twas the night before The Game... Group poetry/Drinking thread

Submitted by Yessir on November 23rd, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Fuck it. I'm bored trying to pass some time before the game.  Just for shits and giggles maybe a poem while we wait out this last 16ish hours.  

Vodka/Orange/Diet 7

Twas the night before The Game to be played in The Shoe

All Michigan fans were yelling Go Blue! Go Blue!

All the stocking were bused to that Outhouse with care

With hopes that Chase Winovich soon would be there.


Ok, I gotta go make a drink. 

Anyone got anything to add?



Hotel Putingrad

November 23rd, 2018 at 7:37 PM ^

I'm sipping a nice Chianti, catching up on my Real Housewives of Orange County and New Jersey, as my wife has dibs on the TV tonight 

But I picked up a 4-pack of North Coast Pranqster for tomorrow, one for each quarter.

Go Blue!


November 23rd, 2018 at 7:45 PM ^

I'll be listening in from Chile (Fox won't let me stream The Game here, if anybody has expat streaming recommendations I'm all ears), so my alcohol options are a bit limited- probably cheap Pisco and beer if we are winning; I'll be going straight for the martinis if we're losing. 

Tyrone Butterfield

November 23rd, 2018 at 7:54 PM ^


How about this?


Twas the night before “The Game” 

and all through the land

Michigan fans were excited.

You must understand.


Wins against the Buckeyes

had become few and far between

Watching highlights from 20 years ago

had started losing it’s sheen


Names like Rich Rodriguez 

and Brady Hoke

had left fans of Ohio 

thinking our team was a joke.


But four years ago, 

folks in Ann Arbor started to chatter.

The media came quickly

to see what was the matter.


We’ve got a new head coach

reports were told.

He’s a little bit new

and a little bit old


They introduced Harbaugh

and Michigan fans

got all excited

They said “This is our man.”


“He’s had success in the Pros

and in College too.

He’s the one 

who will know what to do.”


“And he’s beat those damn Buckeyes

He’ll be just the trick.

Let’s get to The Game.

Let’s get there right quick.”


But it wasn’t that simple.

The Buckeyes were tough.

And for the next three years.

we didn’t have quite enough.


Overtime losses.

Untimely interceptions.

Michigan fans again

Started getting dejected.


“Harbaugh isn’t the answer.

He’s an overpriced clown.

He can’t beat those Buckeyes.”

Michigan fans started to frown.


Then the 2018 season

started with a loss

Here we go again!

Fans were getting right cross.


But then wins started mounting

and hope came back too

Is this the year we beat the Buckeyes?

Could it be true?


The pundits said “Yes.

This should be your year”

And Michigan fans 

gave a resounding cheer.


But the game isn’t over.

It hasn’t begun.

Given past years,

I’m not so sure it will be fun


But the team looks solid

And the Buckeyes look weak

They gave up 51 to Maryland

Only just last week.


So “On Peterson! On Higdon! 

Let’s go Peoples-Jones!”

Fans, let’s get cheering

No more moans and groans.


A Big 10 Championship 

is in our sites.

And a berth in the playoffs?

That would be more than alright.


All of these worth dreaming about

As Michigan fans sleep tonight.

So I’ll just say “Let’s go Blue!

And to all a good night.”



November 23rd, 2018 at 8:07 PM ^

while visions of touchdowns danced in their heads.

and mama in her kerchief and i in my cap

had settled our livestock for a long winter's nap.

when out in the pasture there arose such a clatter,

i ran to the window to see what was the matter.

when what did my mgoblue eyes did they see

but urban meyer, taking a ........

i grabbed the old shotgun, loaded with rock salt,

and pulled the trigger, giving urban a stinging assault.

i turned to don brown, who had come to inquire

and told him its his turn to burn ohio with fire

more rapid than eagles, the michigan coursers came

don brown whistled and shouted and called them by name

on devin, on gary, on chase, make us merry

it is a scarlet and gray corpse you will bury!

to the backfield, to the quarterback, in the shoe they flew,

now dash away, crash away in your maize and blue!

i then saw saint jimmy, with his eyes all aglow

and it was victory he was thinking, he was in the know

with a wink of his eye and a twist of his head

he soon gave me to know i had nothing to dread

he spoke not a word but went straight to his work

beating urban meyer, that lying jerk.

and laying a finger aside of his nose

and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

he sprang to the team bus, with the sound of a whistle

and away they all drove, like the down of a thistle,

but i heard him exclaim as they drove out of sight,

happy rivalry to all, and to all a good night! 




Winchester Wolverine

November 23rd, 2018 at 11:23 PM ^

I haven't been out much this season, being busy with work and all. The few times I have been out, I've seen a whole lot of nothing. Trail cams picked up on a big bodied 10 pointer that I've had my eye on though, so I'll be in my stand as often as possible in the next few weeks. My dad and I have a weekend long duck hunt planned for January, my first ever with the old man!

How about you? Any luck so far this season?


November 24th, 2018 at 12:11 AM ^

funny,  you getting old enough to hunt with your dad where you are the one who prizes those memories so much.  my kids enjoy the hunting, but i'm the one that wants the memories, they want the deer.  

put an arrow through one 2 weeks ago on the SE corner of the farm.  found the arrow covered in blood from tip to nock, but not the deer.   when shot he startled, ran 30 yds, then calmly walked away into the swamp.  i think he went into the farm next over.  was out last night with my bow and saw a few, one right under my tree stand, but none that i wanted to shoot.  there are a lot of deer around us. 

 friend/mgolurker shot a 6 pt with his rifle in nearly the same place on sunday.  get your michigan license and come up to the farm.  i can put you in a blind or a tree stand, your choice. 


November 23rd, 2018 at 8:10 PM ^

A little parody of Hamilton


Michigan is not throwing away our shot
Michigan is not throwing away our shot
Hey yo, we're just like Alabama
We're experienced, scrappy but we actually know our gramma
Michigan is not throwing away our shot
Daxton Hill ‘a get a scholarship to the University
We prob’ly shouldn’t brag, but dag, he amaze and fights adversity
The problem with Ohio St is they got no brains and no polish
Jim Harbaugh gotta holler just to be heard
With every Rashan Gary word, we drop knowledge
Uche is a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
Michigan be Tryin’ to reach their goal , their motivation is heart and soul,
Our freshmen be only eighteen but their minds are older
These Columbus hooligans every year get colder, I shoulder
Every burden, every disadvantage
We have learned to manage, we don’t have tattoos to brandish
I walk the Diag famished
The plan is hammer these BuckNuts in this game
But damn, it’s getting dark, so let me spell out the name
We will be the V-I-C-T-O-R-S we are meant to be

.... not throwing away our shot

Baba Booey

November 23rd, 2018 at 8:25 PM ^

I'm on a porter kick and just discovered Pigeon Hill salted caramel porter. I can't believe how much I like this beer. It'll be a Two Hearted kind of day tomorrow. Go Blue!