Random Thoughts - College edition

Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby mister bacon » 21 Feb 2017, 13:23

what is with the Michigan Man thing? and why don't we clown it more often? :cryingdavidterrell:
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby JT99 » 21 Feb 2017, 13:26

mister bacon wrote:what is with the Michigan Man thing? and why don't we clown it more often? :cryingdavidterrell:


Ohio State guys clown it all the time, but since people hate Ohio State too, (looking at you, Yokel), people are hesitant to jump onboard.

It is really the very worst thing about that crew.
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby mj3528 » 21 Feb 2017, 13:28

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mister bacon wrote:what is with the Michigan Man thing? and why don't we clown it more often? :cryingdavidterrell:


Ohio State guys clown it all the time, but since people hate Ohio State too, (looking at you, Yokel), people are hesitant to jump onboard.

It is really the very worst thing about that crew.


Since he was not a Michigan Man the fanbase did not like the RichRod hire. Conversely, since he was a Michigan Man, they like the Brady Hoke hire> :beatsme:
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby God Shamgod » 21 Feb 2017, 13:43

I remember a few years ago some ex Michigan player was a in a stand off with the cops and they were trying to get him to come out of his house. The negotiator was telling him "be a Michigan man" and do the right thing and surrender.

So weird.
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby JT99 » 21 Feb 2017, 13:50

What does it mean to be a Michigan Man?

Everyone knows the values it’s supposed to stand for: honor, sacrifice, pride in your program, and humility in yourself, all in one.

But ultimately, to define it, I have to resort to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s description of pornography: “I know it when I see it.”

Pardon the comparison, but when it comes to the phrase, Michigan Man, I know it when I see it, too.

They might be Big Men on Campus, but they don’t act like it – in college or afterward.

They become the kind of adults you’d want to hire, to work for, to be your neighbor, or your brother-in-law. And they really are different than the players I’ve met from other schools.

A small example: a few years ago the football alums of Ohio State and Michigan were invited to an event in Columbus. The Buckeyes showed up wearing everything from sport coats to jeans. But all the Michigan alums wore coats and ties. No one told them what to wear.

They just knew, if you represent Michigan, this is how you do it.

When I speak at Michigan events, I often end with a quote from Fielding Yost.

At his retirement banquet, he said:

“My heart is so full at this moment, I fear I could say little else. But do let me reiterate the Spirit of Michigan. It is based on a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways. An enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan Men to spread the gospel of their university to the world’s distant outposts. And a conviction that nowhere, is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours.”

It gets me every time.

But what really gets me is the response from the people in the audience.

None of them ever met Fielding Yost.

And yet, when they hear these words, they nod, and get choked up.

Despite the best efforts to kill it, the ideal of the Michigan Man is still alive.

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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby Gregs Kite » 21 Feb 2017, 13:50

God Shamgod wrote:I remember a few years ago some ex Michigan player was a in a stand off with the cops and they were trying to get him to come out of his house. The negotiator was telling him "be a Michigan man" and do the right thing and surrender.

So weird.


Was this in your apartment complex, too?
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby TheWolf » 21 Feb 2017, 14:27

My boss (a Michigan alum) has this super-douchey catchphrase he uses from time to time: "That's the Michigan difference." I don't really know what the fuck it means, but I want to punch him in the face when he says it. Is that what this Michigan Man shit is, too?
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby JT99 » 21 Feb 2017, 14:38

TheWolf wrote:My boss (a Michigan alum) has this super-douchey catchphrase he uses from time to time: "That's the Michigan difference." I don't really know what the fuck it means, but I want to punch him in the face when he says it. Is that what this Michigan Man shit is, too?


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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby the cheese » 21 Feb 2017, 14:40

I mean, say what you will but Michigan didn't build statues of a guy who protected a child molester for forty years. I'll allow it.
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby TheWolf » 21 Feb 2017, 14:40

So the moral is that everyone who goes to Michigan is a cuntface and thinks they're better than everyone else?
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby JT99 » 21 Feb 2017, 14:50

TheWolf wrote:So the moral is that everyone who goes to Michigan is a cuntface and thinks they're better than everyone else?


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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby the cheese » 21 Feb 2017, 14:53

Michigan does appear to be full of cuntfaces. Although Harbaugh appears to be a delightful nutjob.

The good thing about football south of the Mason Dixon line is that nobody is under any illusions that it's about anything other than winning. There's none of this high moral character bullshit (except at Clemson (fuck Clemson)).
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby mj3528 » 21 Feb 2017, 14:56

the cheese wrote:Michigan does appear to be full of cuntfaces. Although Harbaugh appears to be a delightful nutjob.

The good thing about football south of the Mason Dixon line is that nobody is under any illusions that it's about anything other than winning. There's none of this high moral character bullshit (except at Clemson (fuck Clemson)).


Harbaugh is a strange dude. He is having his honeymoon in Ann Arbor, partly because he is a Michigan man, but I will be curious to see how long that lasts.
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby the cheese » 21 Feb 2017, 14:58

mj3528 wrote:
the cheese wrote:Michigan does appear to be full of cuntfaces. Although Harbaugh appears to be a delightful nutjob.

The good thing about football south of the Mason Dixon line is that nobody is under any illusions that it's about anything other than winning. There's none of this high moral character bullshit (except at Clemson (fuck Clemson)).


Harbaugh is a strange dude. He is having his honeymoon in Ann Arbor, partly because he is a Michigan man, but I will be curious to see how long that lasts.


For a second I thought that you were saying he actually took his honeymoon in Ann Arbor after he got remarried. That is the definition of a delightful nutjob.

He's following what, seven years of RichRod and Hoke? Any level of competence is going to skate for a while. He'll beat Urbs one of these days and make the playoff.
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Re: Random Thoughts - College edition

Postby SouthernYokel » 21 Feb 2017, 15:36

yeah i think harbaugh's honeymoon will last as long as he wants it to. he seems to get bored fast, that would be my hope were I an OSU fan (shudder).
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