Why no front page Muppets?

Submitted by mGrowOld on October 7th, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I haz sad.

Football team wins and wins big on the road.  Denard does his Denardy thing and runs for hundredry jilliion zillion yards, Gibbons puts it through the uprights (even when he misses), D is dominant, gets a pick 6 and wins the turnover battle for a change this season.

Yet no glorious front page muppets.  No "you can't have one without the other" glorious, wonderful, lovely, Muppets.  

Does anyone know why?

Edit:  And now I know - it's Purdue (not a Muppet-worthy win)



October 7th, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

Are we being muppet rationed?  We were a mere 3 point favorite and every talking head (save Desmond) on ESPN picked Purdue, every analyst on the B1G network picked Purdue, and we not only won we throttled them on the road.

Not muppet worthy?  


October 7th, 2012 at 9:39 AM ^

The fact that anyone thinks that beating purdue is a remotely big win shows how much the past 4-5 years have diminished our expectations. It wasn't too long ago that purdue was viewed as a gimme game akin to umass. I know that they were getting some media love for beating up on the blind step-sisters of the poor in their non-conference shedule, bit that shouldn't change the fact that they are purdue, a perennial middling big ten school.

This is Michigan, fergodsake!


October 7th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

As part of the guidelines for in-season posts, there was this bullet:

"Muppets are for BIG THINGS only. Beating Alabama is a muppets thing. Beating UMass is not."

I don't think Purdue fits the criteria.



October 7th, 2012 at 10:08 AM ^

I am more worried about Nebraska than Sparty this year (though Burkhead is looking more and more quetsionable).

OTOH lets face it, the B1G may suck so bad that maybe Ohio, the B1G Championship and the Rose Bowl are only muppet worthy.

Then again, a for serious beat down of Sparty might make me feel like we should bring out some muppetry.


October 7th, 2012 at 9:37 AM ^

We've come a long way.  This isn't 2010, where the muppets use reached an all time low with the unleashing after beating UConn


October 7th, 2012 at 9:47 AM ^

FWIW it's not like we've been this dominant road team against anybody lately (see all games 2008-2010, Iowa & MSU 2011 and  this year's Kick-off Classic) so I was kinda hoping for this game to get acknowledged - more so in the complete ass-kickingness of it.

But I understand why it wasn't.


October 7th, 2012 at 2:00 PM ^

Here are items that would be Muppet worthy.

  • Wins against Ohio, MSU (this year,) ND next year.
  • Win the Big10 Championship.
  • Wins against a BCS opponent in a BCS Bowl.

So, for the balance of the year, I would expect Muppets on the following occasions:

  1. Beating MSU
  2. Beating Ohio
  3. Beating Wisconsin (in Big10 Championship Game)
  4. Beating opponent in Rose Bowl.

In basketball, the following might qualify:

  • Winning NIT pre-season Tournament;
  • clinching the Big10 Title
  • winning the Big 10 Tourney
  • Making it to the Final Four.
  • Winning the Final Four?

In Hockey, winning the championship, and winning the NCAA.


October 7th, 2012 at 2:04 PM ^

Even if it's not muppet worthy, how about something about the game on the front page??  I've found myself starting to ogle other blogs... and I feel dirty.