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Stuff You Must Read Right Now
MGoVideo State Week Hype - Caution, has sound. Also, contains disturbing images of Spartans in their natural habitat. Final caution - viewing this will reduce your productivity to zero today. You have been warned. via MgoVideo and mgoblog dot com.
SUPERBREAKING News - Lynn Henning discovers winning better than losing, and that Rich Rodriguez does not eat babies, contrary to popular belief. Does get points for use of "fraught".
Did we dodge a bullet, or what? Remember when everyone was clamoring for Les Miles to coach Michigan? Yeah, here's the thing. HE CRAZY! Time has no meaning to him. Read Spencer Hall's Alphabetical (which is must read material every Monday) to experience the crazy. I like our guy better.
Defense - Not really our thing. - Angelique Chengelis from the Detroit News talks about U-M's "issues" on defense. Your humble editor submits that the defense looks worse than it is because of a variety of factors. Do these factors include lack of talent, and football acumen? Yes, they do. Thankfully, we have Denard Robinson.
Caveat Emptor - If you don't have tickets in hand for the big game on Saturday, be careful where you get them. There are fakes going around, and it would suck hard to spend the money, and then not be able to get in.
TRAVISHAMOCKERY - Yeah, the world's largest walking turd is announcing the Michigan-Michigan State game. I mean, really? Hasn't this state suffered enough?
It goes WAY past 11 - Continuing a theme, the guys from the M Zone consider the intersection of depraved gambling, and string theory. Stephen Hawking always takes the over.
Big Ten Football
Good news, no matter who you support - Glad to see Coach Dantonio out of the hospital. The toll this job takes on these guys' health really is amazing.
Smarter is better - Even though it goes against everything in my Maize and Blue soul, I have to give credit to the guys at Along the Olentangy. They do a nice job dissecting Tresselball, and the current OSU offense under Terrelle Pryor. /grudingly tips hat, returns to haterationing/
Pants on fire? Coaches on the hot seat. Includes the Big Ten's Very own Try! Fight! Win!, Tim Brewster at Minnesota. Although, Zooker? Probably real estate is not something in which you should invest. Rent, don't buy.
Bama on top. They are methodical, mean, and efficient. Saturday was an impersonal demolition of Florida.
It's not like you had other plans on Thursday - Nebraska v. Kansas State Thursday night. See whether the Huskers are for real. (Next year, this entry goes in the Big Ten!)
An educated consumer is a smart consumer - Don't call us when you want to return that Big East to the store.
I'd like to thank MnBDave for turning the reins over to me today- this has been fun! - [Glad to have you! - MnB Dave]
And remember, GO BLUE!