This week was wholly necessary. A rough week for the Maize and Blue culminated in long-thought Michigan lean Da'Shawn Hand's commitment to Alabama. And not many folks were surprised. Three losses in four games will do that to a fanbase.
But then Keith Olbermann stepped in to save the day, and we were reminded exactly what Pac and Biggie Week means here at MnB:
This is what it's all about. Our mission statement here at MnB can be summed in the first 40 seconds of this song:
First off, fuck your bitch and the clique claim/
>Westside when we ride, come equipped with game/
You claim to be a player but I fucked your wife/
We bust on Bad Boys, n----- fucked for life
It wasn't all fun and games this week during Pac and Biggie week, though. As if losing Hand and losing to Nebraska weren't enough, there was this: RapGenius, flame and muse for most of MnB's content, could be taken offline, thanks to some record company lawsuits. Here's Nas:
We gave a lot of thought about how we could close this week of celebration at MnB. Mashups were bandied about. There was talk of declaring a winner in the Pac-Biggie showdown. Talk of endorsing one side. But Zach feared for his life. And with a cloud hanging over some of our number already (#BlameMammel was trending nationally for three days) we figured we'd end on a lighter note - featuring Keith Olbermann spitting maaaad game at Biggie.
And of course - it wouldn't be YFD if we didn't give you some drinking instructions for the weekend. For the first time in our storied history, we're actually recommending something nonalcoholic. Why, you ask? Why would we, your trusted guides, abandon you in such a week of chaos and despair? Simple. Because Biggie would have wanted it.
Your Drink of the Week: Pepsi.
Oh fine. If it's beer you seek, stick to Arbor Brewing's excellent Ypsi Gypsi Pale Ale - available all over the Mitten. I wouldn't let you down like that. C'mon. But I would be remiss if I didn't include this nugget of wisdom from Old Man Dave, who should change his handle (Zach - let's have SBN do that to Dave please) - which rings just as true as it did before.
Thanks, Dave. This one's for
you Biggie. Just remember, if there's one thing this glorious week of celebration has taught us :
Damn right I like the life I live
'Cause I went from negative to positive
And it's all...
It's all good...
/drops mic on the floor, walks out of room. Fade to black./