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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Drew Sharp Watch: All Assclown All The Time

We're sure some folks outside the Metro Detroit area must have thought our Drew Sharp Watch 2006 -- in which we keep track of the Detroit Free Press columnist until he writes just one positive piece about Michigan football -- had to be a semi-joke. He couldn't really be that anti Michigan, could he? I mean, we had to be exaggerating about how unfair his coverage always is, didn't we? Because no (allegedly) professional writer could be so obviously biased.

If you thought that then, well, you simply don't know the level of assclownishness we're dealing with here.

Here we are, the season already a third of the way over, Michigan undefeated and ranked in the top 6, having already avenged two of its five losses from last season, it's defense one of the best in the nation and still Sharp has yet to write one positive piece about the Wolverines. Instead, in his "college football column" last Saturday, he again rips on Michigan.

The article was about how teams today can't simply win, they have to make a "statement" that has nothing to do with the game (at least we think that was his point because, as is typically the case with Sharp's "writing," it usually makes about as much sense a David Lynch movie). He compares such classless "statements" of today to the 1966 clash between the top two teams in the country, Michigan State and Notre Dame, which ended in a 10-10 tie -- a result for each team and college football fans across the country that was about as satisfying as a case of blue balls.

Yet Sharp holds up this game of collegiate football interruptus as the pinnacle of the sport calling it "the one and only true 'Game of the Century.'"

And just what does Sharp use as his first example of these "crass" statements being made today? Was in the Miami Hurricanes stomping on the Louisville logo (or any of the other 400 tacky 'Cane moments)? Was it Michigan State planting their flag in Irish turf last year? Was it any of the pre or post game team-on-team fights from seem to happen all too often?

Nope. None of the above.

For Drew Sharp, the example was Michigan and the Wolverine team pouring Gatorade over coach Carr after beating the second ranked team in the country on the road for their first win in South Bend since 1994 and their first opening road victory in September since 1999.

It would almost be funny if it wasn't so head-scratchingly ridiculous. Who is the Free Press sports editor and what illicit tape of him participating in some donkey show in Tijuana does Sharp have of this guy?

Does the Free Press have absolutely no journalistic integrity or pride? Apparently not. And for those of you keeping score...

DREW SHARP WATCH 2006

Articles about/mentioning Michigan football and/or Lloyd Carr - 5

Negative - 5
Positive - 0

12 comments:

phoennix10 said...

Dude,

I used to read Drew Sharps columns in the mid 90's and I thought to myself, "who is this ass?" Even the WDFN boys ripped this guy...he's a total assclown...nothing ever positive ever came out of his column. No one actually reads it.

p.s. A couple of buddies and I went to Tijuana a few years back and we on the hunt for the urban myth. We were actually LOOKING for donkey shows. We kept asking the bouncers, "Do you have donkEEEE's?...No donkeee's NO BUENO..."

Yost said...

LOL, Phx 10.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! I remember Assclown cereal. It had chocolate anuses, strawberry dingleberrys, blueberry balls, and pineapple taints. WAY better than Count Chocula.

surrounded in columbus said...

Yost,
you have to give the skid mark credit- he found something negative to say about our win @ ND. probably took him the whole week to come up w/ the idea.

Pat Mobley said...

He didn't just hold the dousing up as a "crass statement," he made like 4 other "jokes" about it. And they weren't funny.

I don't like this Drew Sharp guy.

Matt S said...

He's also the first one to pull out the race card all the time.

Anonymous said...

I hope drew's house gets carpet bombed while he's eating his assclown cereal

CHRIS WEBBER said...

This guy is an assclown in the true sense of the word.

Hey Yost, you want me to get some boys from Deetroyt to thump on him a little?

Wait wait, TIMEOUT , I'll just do it myself.

I hate Drew Sharp

Jack Fu said...

Isn't Sharp a Michigan grad? I swear I read somewhere that he is.


But yeah, "assclown" pretty much sums it up. He's made a career out of pissing off readers and deriving joy from the misfortune of Detroit's hometown teams...

Yost said...

JF,

You're right. He is. I just want to know what happened to him while he was there to make him hate the school that much.

Anonymous said...

Yost, you know that at this point in the season of season's, Drew Sharp is beginning to sound more positive about how good Michigan is than you seem to be. Just remember, it isn't last year any more.

Yost said...

Anon,

Get off the drugs. I'm the one who has stood by Lloyd and the program even after last year's 7-5 season when everybody else seemingly wanted him fired. Yet that doesn't mean I can't have doubts about certain aspects of the team.

There is positive then there is blind faith.