On a normal Tuesday, Thumbin’ Through would fill this particular time slot. A short recap of Michigan Football's exploits over the last weekend, and normally, a shorthand recap of Michigan's game against Toledo. But due to the amazing incompetence of the Big Ten Network,
Still, I can’t decide whether it was better to be pissed at the Angry Michigan Internets and Cable Television Hating Gods, or to watch the debacle live. After trolling the interwebs for two days, I think its safe to say I got off light. My frustration lasted an hour after the game, at which point my wife and I went for a walk, cooked dinner, and sat down to watch her team lose to North Carolina. If not for
So there’s still hope for a big win. Realistically though, it ain’t likely. But these things happen when transitions occur. At least that’s what I’m telling myself and my friends, whether they or I want to hear it or not.
Trolling around the Mich-o-Sphere reactions ranged from resignation to anger to despair to anger, again. One of the benefits of having such a diverse fan base is the dichotomy between the various opinions and voices. Hopefully, this little roundup will give you a little bit of insight into how everyone, in their own way, is dealing with a 2-4 season.
To me, M Victors is right. We knew this season was going to suck. They’re still giving Rodriguez and his staff a free pass on this season. Sure there are reasons to be mad, but don’t shoot the rooster because the hens aren’t producing eggs. BTW, check out M Victors’ outstanding two part interview with Jim Shand, the former WTKA morning show host and former NHL and
The Wolverine Liberation Army reminded us that great things come to those who wait, and only the true fans wait through trying times.
I’ve said it here before. Guarantees are for the weak. There is no coach, scheme, system, player, or strategy that is guaranteed to win or even be remotely successful. I believe in Coach Rodriguez and the Bad News Wolverines because I have no choice. My commitment to
was made in my youth, solidified in college, and will always remain…. Michigan
If the prospect of watching our program be[ing] tore down, embarrassed, and eventually redeemed does not excite you, then I suggest finding a new team. This is a process all the great teams have gone through. It is one we will have to go through, at some point, in order to be great again. Again – I give you no guarantee that it will be soon or that it will be Rodriguez in charge. Sometimes you just have to believe.
Brian at MGoBlog is throwing things.
Brian at Genuinely Sarcastic is calling for blood. But not from the football team. From the non believers. The Boo-ers. The people expecting the world in 8 simple steps.
Beauford at The Only Game That Matters is ready to choke a bitch if this win now at the expense of reality mindset of certain sections of the
Nut up, people. Remember the attrition that happened, because the new staff made things tougher on the players before the season? That's applying to the fanbase now. The true diehards will be revealed, and the chicken(shit) littles will be weeded out.
wasn't built in a day, and if you expected it to be, you are a gutless fool, and I am ashamed to cheer for the same team as you. Rome
Maize and Blue Nation is kinda mad and reflective at the same time. But does get class points for pulling out a Thomas Paine reference.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
Matt at Genuinely Sarcastic took a look at the season and how much Michigan football means to him and came to the same conclusion so many of us have, screw it, I’m still a Michigan fan no matter how bad they play.
Hoover Street Rag found solace and reflection in music.
Finding Humor to Keep from Crying
Mad props to Michigan Against the World for making me laugh through this one. We’re at DEFCON 2 people.
Varsity Blue probably found the best way to deal with the
Paul: i think this proves
sheridanto clemons is not effective
to X is generally terrible. mostly on account of the sheridan factor sheridan
Paul: bye bye motor city bowl
Tim: i might puke
At a Loss
The support of the boys and girls at UM Tailgate will never waver, but sometimes you just run out of words to describe what your feeling. I think this post sums that up pretty well.
Spawn of MZone is trying to find the reset button.
Signs of Resignation
My buddy Andrew over at Road Games is trying to piece things together all while living in Argentina. My hat's off to him for finding some perspective a couple thousand miles away in a country that thinks a football is round.
Bo Schemblogger is so upset he’s quoting Drew Sharp. Dude. Seriously. Dude. Zanax is available.
Holding a Wake
The Big House Blog said good bye to some history and eulogized via some pointed quotations.