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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Beer Bong Friday? Screw That! Welcome to BIKINI Friday

Let's change things up a bit this week, shall we?

Below is a clip I (thankfully) stumbled across on YouTube of a Hooters Bikini Contest in Charleston, SC earlier this month. Keeping with the college theme of our site, the young contestant in the clip is a 3rd year nursing student at South Carolina (or at least I think that's what the emcee said over the howling from the guys in the audience).



Boy, this almost deserves some sort of caption contest with all the nursing jokes everybody's thinking of right now, doesn't it?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Two-Minute Drill

* Gerd at the O-Zone has put up his list of the 100 things he's looking forward to in the upcoming college football season. Good stuff.

(HT: LM)

* Scout.com has their preview of the 2007 Wolverines posted.

* Looking for a cool college football gift? Check out RIVALSFlag.com.

Coincidentally, one of the final "Michigan" things Bo signed prior to his passing last year was one of their items, shown below...


The caption under the picture above on the RIVALFlags.com site reads, "One of the most prized possessions in my collection. Signed by Bo 11/16/2006, mailed from Michigan Football Offices on 11/17/2006 the day Bo passed away."

* Finally, Huskerpedia.com picked up an old column by BaggyPantsDevil praising Nebraska fans. Reading the thread, what I found interesting was this post by a Big Red fan who apparently works for Fox Sports Radio - XM 142...

"while it sounds like he's bagging ohio state to bag them... i was at the michigan-ohio state game in columbus last year (2nd time for me, was at OSu-San Diego State but that wasn't this obviously) and have never NEVER seen a fan base that rude... ok, short of Boulder... but Boulder is pretty much only the stoner students.. it was the entire OSU fan base! I'll bet I saw at least 100 t-shirts that said F*** Michigan... If I ever see a Nebraska fan with a shirt like that you can bet I will get as many people around me to back me up to get that fan to get that shirt off immediatelty... (not just because it's offensive.. but more because it demeans us as a group) and these Buckeye people not only wore them but were chanting "Blow Big Blue and "F" you too"sheesh!!!!!!!! even my producer said wow....

not saying all buckeyes fans are like that... they aren't BUT I saw more angry crazy, out of control fans in Columbus than anywhere I have ever been...

and for the record.. I have seen, called PBP or covered college fb games at 74 stadiums across the country... so I've seen pretty much all of it.

And OSU was the worst. A shame really, I like the people at the AD's office in Columbus and I have a few strong friends in that town... I like the city.. but the fans there have to work on their demeanor... the whole show is beneath them."

ESPN GameDay to Open Season at V-Tech

ESPN's College GameDay will open the 2007 season in Blacksburg, Virginia on September 1st when the Virginia Tech Hokies host East Carolina.

The choice has added meaning after the tragedy last April when a lone gunman killed 32 people on the campus.

"Virginia Tech is a special place, and the community is one of the most respectful and passionate we have visited," ESPN vice president Norby Williamson said. "Our coverage will be considerate of the emotional day facing the students, faculty, and people of Blacksburg and the country."

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Where is the common sense here?

Folks, this has nothing to do with college football but, after seeing the pictures below and reading the linked story, I'm still shaking my head.

While out for a medical appointment, the prison inmate shown in these photos stole the gun of a corrections officer and killed him. He then carjacked an SUV, leading police on a high-speed chase before being captured at a fast-food restaurant.

And it only ended there when, after firing a shot at the Arby's where he was finally arrested, a customer in the restaurant somehow managed to grab the gun from him.

Now, what really gets me about this story is that it all started after the inmate had been taken to the University of Utah medical center where he was "awaiting an MRI for back pain."

Uh, are you fucking kidding me?! What the hell was this this guy doing at the local hospital's examination room with only one 60 year old guard assigned to him?! He should have been strapped to a dolly with a cage over his face ala Hannibal Lecter, deep in the bowels of some prison's medical facility - not at the community orthopedic center!

Yeah, Yeah, I know one shouldn't judge a book by its cover but would you look at this guy's "cover?!"

Unfortunately, such stupidity cost somebody their life. And it could have been much, much worse.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ultimate Tiger Toilet

Okay, so the person behind the video below, who turned their shitter into an LSU shrine, is a big Tiger fan. I get that. What I don't get is the USC logo in the bottom of the crapper. That's not still about 2002 or 2003 or whenever the hell it was, is it?

Auburn Charts

The folks at the Auburner have been doing a lot of important research as the charts below indicate...





(HT: Jen)

Two-Minute Drill

* Wanted to welcome Saturday Sound Offs to the blogosphere.

* Brian had a good post up yesterday on what players from opposing teams he'd like to "draft" for the Wolverines.

* Lion in Oil reports that some in Congress think Jim Delany and the Big Ten Network are a crock of shit, too.

(HT: Deadspin)

* So, how hard is it to break into the big leagues of blogging? Check out this great article in New York magazine.

(HT: DW)

Ed. Note: After reading the New York article above, I beseech each and every MZone reader into passing our link on to a few friends today so I can further build our readership and someday make some good any money out of this time-suck of an endeavor and finally move out of my mom's basement.

Now THIS is art...

MZone reader Title IX sent us the following pix of the new paint job The Rock received yesterday...




Damn, I miss A2.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"I'm gonna whoop his ass so bad, his mama gonna cry."

Sometimes the YouTube gods smile on you. Case in point: the clips below. I stumbled across some videos of somebody who calls himself "Tha Greatest Gamer Alive" playing a little EA NCAA '07 football on Xbox.

Listen to his, uh, "play-by-play" of cyber-Southern Cal taking on Texas. Simply classic! Eat your heart out, Keith Jackson.



Yes, I said clips. As in plural...



Folks, this guy has posted - get ready for it - 117 clips on YouTube, all of them, best I can tell, him playing (and giving play-by-play for) video games. Who said video games aren't an addiction?

I smell regular feature.

P.S. Ok, I'm still looking through these damn things, laughing my ass off. For those of you who value special teams play, well, take it away "Greatest Gamer Alive"...

Spartan Countdown

The clock is already ticking for the MSU-Michigan game on November 3rd...at least in Spartyville.

To keep MSU focused on their in-state rival (whom they haven't beaten since 2001), the new Michigan State coaching staff has installed not one...not two...but three "countdown clocks" - in the Spartan weight room, locker room and meeting room - ticking down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the Maize and Blue face off against the Green and White...


Now, the first thing I'd be interested to know is if the clocks are actually correct. I mean, we all know there is a history of problems regarding keeping track of time in East Lansing. Then again, we're just happy Spartan Bob was able to find another job in the MSU athletic department.

And you have to think these clocks are better than the one's they used to have around the football facilities when Bobby Williams and John L. Smith were there...


Ed. Note: Ok, the pic above is probably funnier if I spelled "ass-raped" correctly. Although, I'm assuming if you've had your ass "rapped," that's not too pleasant either and thus, works for the bit as well.

(HT: SG)

Monday, June 25, 2007

When you REALLY want a coach gone

Sure, you're serving in the most dangerous place on earth for a U.S. soldier, but what's really on your mind is...college football?

Below is a pic from Bruins Nation showing a member of the military - and obviously big UCLA fan - stationed at Sather Air Force Base in Baghad sporting a "Save Football Dump Dorrell" t-shirt.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Event Equality for Big Ten Network: Good Idea or Just PC?

On a media teleconference yesterday outlining the progress of the Big 10 Network, Commissioner Jim Delany announced that the Big Ten Network will become the first national network to commit to "event equality" for men's and women's sports on all network-controlled media within the first three years of launch. Basically, this means the network will broadcast an equal number of men's and women's events by the targeted date.

Politically correct? You bet. Good for sports fans? Nope.

The fact of the matter is - in general - most men are bigger sports fans than most women. Are there exceptions? Absolutely. Are there women who are not only bigger fans than most men and know more about sports? Absolutely.

But they are in the minority. And most men - and even most women who are sports fans - don't care about the sports that will be shown in order to have this "event equality" on the Big 10 Network.

Look, when the women's softball team made their run at the NCAA title a few years ago, I not only watched but was glued to the set. In fact, I'll watch any U-M team playing for a title. Hell, if we had a women's hopscotch team and they were in the NCAA tournament, I'm setting my TiVo.

But that doesn't mean there is "watch equality" that justifies "event equality" for the Big 10 Network.

Hey, is there an important women's basketball game being played? Put it on! Is some female tennis player in the conference shooting for some record? Air the damn thing! But for the Big 10 Network to arbitrarily say that they're going to put on an equal number of men's and women's sports is silly. It's a PC solution that ignores reality. Which is:

Men and women aren't equal in their lust for sports. And, for those of each gender that are equally passionate about sports, the agreement comes in the college sports they watch more regularly - and those happen to be sports played by men.

Suppose the BTN proposed that they were going to have "event equality" of a different sort: instead of it being based on gender, they said that there had to be "event equality" between college football and men's basketball (the two most popular collegiate sports) on one side and all other collegiate sports, male and female, on the other. Folks would laugh and say, "How silly." Why? Because those other sports aren't as popular. The fan bases aren't equal.

Or what if we were talking about something called the Big 10 College Basketball Network and they said they were going to show a 50/50 split of men's and women's college basketball games. Would that make sense? Of course not. More sports fans - male and female - follow men's college basketball. It's not sexist, it's just a fact.

Look, I personally don't care about men's gymnastics or women's gymnastics. I, along with most people, don't follow the sport, male or female. It's not about gender, it's about the sports people watch.

Now, I'm sure those that disagree with me are going to not only disagree strongly but, as is the way "debate" occurs in this day and age when someone offers a differing viewpoint, probably call me names. C'est la vie...in 21st century America.

Then again, maybe I'm preaching to the choir. Because while we have some fantastic, smart, female sports nuts who regularly read the MZone, the overwhelming majority of our readers are male.

What do you think of the Big Ten Network's "Event Equality?"
Great idea!
PC police run amok
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And leave your thoughts in the comments section. Would love to know what people think on this one.

(Pic HT: LaughNet)

Michigan Blitz

For some reason here in the middle of the off-season, a wealth of Michigan info has come down the pike for your perusal...

* Steve Breaston signed a 3-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. Breaston, a 5th round pick, was an All-Big Ten selection last year as an all-purpose back.

(HT: S2)

* Former Fab Four basketball player (I no longer count The Cheater), Jalen Rose has awarded $50K in scholarships to five Detroit HS students for the 5th straight year.

Oh, and in the article, here's something I didn't know -- Rose, who left Michigan after his Junior year, ended up getting his degree - not from Michigan - but from Maryland. Hey, at least all that "M" gear can still be worn.

(HT: S2)

* Michigan lands top softball recruit.

Ed. Note: My apologies that I have two male stories above and only this one female-centered story. Looks like we'll never get picked up by the Big 10 Network.

(HT: BK)

* Finally, as many of you wrote to tell us, the Big House is officially on its way to getting bigger. Yesterday, the U-M Board of Regents approved the $226M renovation plan. The work will be completed in 2010 and raise the total seating capacity from 107,501 to over 108,000. The "new and improved" Big House will include 83 suites and 3,200 club seats.

$226 Million. Wow. Pretty amazing, especially when you stop to consider the entire stadium was built in 1927 for $950,000.

You know, I must say, I was pretty opposed to the renovation when first proposed but I've softened in the intervening months. Maybe I've just become a big pussy. Or maybe, just maybe, I want to believe that the newfangled design will help trap sound and turn the Big House into the Loud House. Thoughts?

Even ESPN Colleagues Rip Cowherd

Been meaning to put something up on this...

MZone reader Dave sent us a link to a recent Bill Simmons ESPN Page 2 article. In it, he had this to say about our favorite radio host:

"While we're here, my ESPN colleague Colin Cowherd mocked my seven trade scenarios for Kobe on the radio last week without reading the entire column or even attempting to understand its premise, namely, that the trade options for Kobe were limited because (A) he needed to go to a big market for a team that could contend right away, and (B) nobody pays 100 cents on the dollar for a team looking to unload an unhappy superstar.

And if that wasn't bad enough, Cowherd embarrassed himself by not understanding basic NBA trading principles like "it would be valuable for L.A. to swap Vlad Radmanovic's contract for Bobby Sura's expiring contract in a T-Mac/Kobe deal because Sura's contract expires in 2008, which would buy them some cap space down the road."

Look, I know the radio business lends itself to hosts lazily skimming other people's columns and blogs ... but seriously, Colin, in the words of Mark Jackson, you're better than that. Your show's on for three hours a day and you get four giant commercial breaks per hour. That leaves you plenty of time to research your segments so you don't come off as misinformed. No offense."

Damn, that was beautiful.

"Look, I know the radio business lends itself to hosts lazily skimming other people's columns and blogs." Nope. Didn't enjoy that line one bit. What on earth could Simmons be talking about?

My only bone to pick with Mr. Simmons comments regarding Cowherd Schrutebag was his contention that Schrutebag was "better than that."

Uh, no, no he's not. And he keeps proving it again and again.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sad news to report...

Indiana football coach Terry Hoeppner died early today due to complications from a brain tumor. He was 59.

Hoeppner had two brain surgeries in the last 18 months and had been on medical leave the last four months.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Hoeppner's family.

I'll take Hail to the Victors for $200, Alex

Last Tuesday, the gameshow Jeopardy! had a bit of a maize and blue feel to it with the following categories - University of Michigan Football and Hail to the Victors (click on the link above and scroll down to the Double Jeopardy round).

Not to be outdone, MSU fans noted that their school has been on Wheel of Fortune each night since the show began in the form of the "bankruptcy" spoke.

P.S. Any Michigan fan missing any of those Michigan football questions should really re-think their fanhood.

(HT: JS)

Caption Contest: MHT Linkage Edition

Our pal, DevilGrad, sent us a link to Miami Hawk Talk which was having a caption contest featuring this, uh, interesting picture...



My favorite off the MHT board was, "I hope Carl Monday can't see me."

That could be hard to top. But if feel free to take a swing and leave your best in the comments section.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Google Adsense Didn't Make Any

As you might have noticed, the Google Adsense display on the right side the MZone page is now gone. After giving it a little test run the last couple of weeks, I've decided to do away with it.

While I am a fan of Google as they've made running this site an easy (and free!) endeavor, for the buck or two a day the MZone generated, AdSense didn't make any - especially when any post on "Ohio State" generated an ad for Ohio State tickets or something like that due to whatever keyword logarithm the program used.
And apparently the MZone wasn't/isn't alone with these sorts of AdSense issues. In checking a wide variety of other sites to see what sort of ads were generated, I noticed the same sort of "problems." For example, when I looked recently, the main AdSense ad on the liberal DailyKos was something promoting right wing firebrand Ann Coulter and getting her column sent to you for free each day. Oops.
While I know how/why it happens, it doesn't seem like AdSense ads reach the right audience. And I felt the same here at the MZone.
Now, don't get me wrong, this wasn't strictly some moral choice. If AdSense was generating a thousand bucks a day, you'd be looking at the smiling face of Woody Hayes right under our logo. But at $1.32, I can't even stand to see the single line with the word "Ohio State" in it.
Oh well, no more steak dinners at the MZone office parties.
Free Business Idea to Smart MZone Reader: I have to think if somebody could come up with a program to solve this "glitch," there could be some big money involved (probably more than $1.32 a day). There has to be a way to figure out that just because, say, a pro-life site mentions a abortion, it doesn't mean you try to advertise family planning clinics and NOW memberships to its readers.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Traveling for work...

Will try to post as best I can.

OSU: Not as well endowed as first thought

Folks, to be honest, the only reason for this post was to be able to use the cheap, easy, double-entendre title above.

As for the actual story, apparently the ex-OSU treasurer had a few ethics lapses and ignored university policy which lost the school $3.8 million in its endowment fund.

When asked if the allegations were true, the ex-treasurer said, "Maybe yes, maybe no...but we still own Michigan! 1-5, motherfuckers!"

Unfortunately, he's right.

But at least we're more well endowed!

Thank you, goodnight! I'll be here all week.



(HT: DevilGrad)

That Was Pathetic

I watched the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night, and I saw something so pathetic. No, it wasn't the Cavs' three-point shooting. And it wasn't the fact that it was the second-lowest scoring game in Finals history. It was what the scoreboard operator at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena did.

Let me set the stage. The Cavs, down 2-0 and desperate for a win, trailed San Antonio by 10 midway through the 4th quarter. But they scored eight straight to give themselves a chance. With 1:32 left, the Spurs Tim Duncan was fouled. A miss or two by the notoriously poor free throw shooting Duncan could open the door for the Cavs to pull out the win.

So what does the scoreboard operator put up on the big screen at the arena? A Michigan logo.

Yeah, that makes sense.

The scoreboard guy made the same move in the previous round when the Cavs were playing the Pistons. I saw them put up the block M when former Wolverine Chris Webber shot free throws. Though still pathetic, that was at least logical.

But while Duncan, a Wake Forest grad, was shooting?

I know Cleveland fans don't have a lot of experience cheering their teams in championship games, but I would hope that with a minute and a half away from a possible victory against San Antonio, that they weren't thinking of Michigan.

That would be obsession.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Two-Minute Drill

* With the uncertainty surrounding the health of Indiana University Head Football Coach Terry Hoeppner, Cobra Brigade takes an in-depth look at what has happened, what should happen and what might happen.

* "Pulling a Brady Quinn" is now part of the lexicon? At least to these HS baseball players it is.

(HT: DW)

* It's never too early to learn what it means to be a Buckeye...so start by serving gin to elementary school kids.

(HT: Jeff)

* And finally, Frank sends us the picture below taken by his buddy in Florida. Feeling his car begin to vibrate from the cranked-up-to-11 stereo in the vehicle behind him, the guy looked into his rearview mirror to see the "babe machine" below. When the guy pulled into his driveway, allegedly spitting tobacco as he went, Frank's friend with a death wish ran up and snapped the photo.


Yes, as his friend even says, this is right up there with the Pussy Wagon from KILL BILL.

P.S. And notice the truck right in front of the "Panty Dropper." You mean he's got two of these things? Shocking.

We're back...


Between Benny being out of town and my non-blogging responsibilites (yes, there are one or two), the daily grind of the MZone has been a little tough for us of late.

Our apologies. Trying to get back to normal here shortly.

Ed. Note: Okay, we admit the problem for nothing yesterday was that we were too busy watching - then bitching about, then pondering - the final episode of THE SOPRANOS Sunday night. Thoughts?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Worst Interview Ever: Can you spell D-O-R-K?

With college football news of any real importance still a bit thin this time of year, we turn our attention to America's other national pastime - the National Spelling Bee.

Check out this excruciating interview with the youngster who just won the title. Tell me the woman doing the interview didn't want to just smack the living shit out of this kid.



My God, this is like a warning video against home schooling your kid.

Two Minute Drill - Actual Michigan Sports Stuff

* It was Nearly Sonny Elliot's Fault - Ryan Mallett was seriously considering transferring after getting sick and tired of the shitty Ann Arbor weather.

* We Might Have to Re-Do Our #16 Jersey Entry - Adrian Arrington has returned to the Wolverines. And all he had to do was run the stadium steps.

* Nice Beaver - Oregon State has eliminated Michigan from College World Series contention.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Mr. Toad's Wild (Wheelchair) Ride

Oh...my...God. This has nothing to do with college football, but I'm still shaking my head: A 21-year-old man was pushed down the highway at 50 mph for several miles after his electric wheelchair got stuck in the grille of a semitrailer while crossing the street.

Yes, you read that correctly.

According to the AP story above, the man, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, was crossing at an intersection in Paw Paw, Michigan, (which is about 140 miles west of Detroit) when the light changed to green while he was in front of a semi. The semi started moving, the handles got stuck in the grille...and the next thing the poor guy knew, he was hurtling down the highway like some stunt out of JACKASS III.

Thankfully, the story has a happy ending.

A couple of undercover cops happened to see what was happening, pulled over the truck and told the "disbelieving" driver. The man was unharmed although he was taken to the hospital as a precaution (and to clean the massive doody stain out of his underwear).

Can you imagine driving down the freeway with your wife or girlfriend and seeing that?!

REALLY COOL MZONE READER: "Holy shit!"
FORMER ASU CHEERLEADER WIFE/GF: "What?"
R.C. MZONE READER: "I just saw a man. In a wheelchair. Doing 50 on the highway. Stuck to the front of a semi."
FORMER ASU C. W/GF: "Damnit, Paul! What have I told you about drinking and driving?! That is the last three-way we're having with my old sorority sisters if you keep that up!"



P.S. Uh, what the hell are undercover cops doing in Paw Paw, Michigan?

Friday, June 08, 2007

Uh, that's still overpriced

Matt at The Futon Report was at a souvenir store near Greektown and snapped this picture...


As Matt points out in his post, whose bright idea was it to stock a rack full of Buckeye gear at a souvenir shop in downtown Detroit?

He also noted that EMU apparel, while not pictured, was 25% off. Which begs the question: who the hell buys EMU gear anywhere?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

That Bastard Benny

Benny had the audacity, the unmitigated gall, to go on vacation this week and leave me to mind the store here all by myself. So I'm doing my best to balance blogging with a busy week at work on my end.

Our readers have been sending in some great stuff the last couple days, I'm just a little behind in getting it up. So bear with me and I'll get it up asap.

Yost

More Buckeye Rappers: Keeping it (ce)Real

Ok, this made me laugh.



(HT: MES)

Today, we're all ASU fans...

Folks, I am really growing fond of all things Sun Devil. Case in point...



(HT: Oxford Square)

New College Football Site

Got an email from Kieran who has just launched his new site, CollegeFootballFanatics.com which, as the name implies, is all about the greatest sport around.

Welcome to the blogosphere and best of luck.

What took them so long?

Some things just naturally go together -- Paris Hilton and jail. The Captain and Tennille. Phil Fulmer and a box of glazed donuts. The MZone and Penthouse magazine.

Uh...huh?

Last week, we got an email from the columnist doing the 2007 college football preview for Penthouse magazine. He had suggested to the magazine that they rope in some of the top college football blogs and fan sites to spice it up a bit and be different. They agreed and, due to our obvious expertise in the art of merging college football and porn, he contacted us.

Now, like many of you, my first thought upon receiving his email was, "Penthouse has a college football preview?" (which came right on the heels my first first thought which was, "Penthouse has words in the magazine?"). But they do and we were asked to give our answers to five predictions/burning questions for the upcoming season which we'll share if and when we make the cut.

More importantly, I want to know if Penthouse has a photo shoot for its All-American team. We all know Playboy does but I have to think Penthouse's shoot would be a tad bit more, shall we say, risque ("Hey, is that Darren McFadden with the cock ring and the nipple clamp?").

In any event, we sent our responses in and will let you know what happens. This may be the best chance some of you have to justify the purchase of a porn mag to your significant other: "What pictures, honey? I just want to see that hot Asian girl-girl action on p. 46 what they said about this blog I read. When I'm not thinking about you. Only you. And me. Making romantic love on a bed of rose petals. While listening to your Norah Jones mix CD."

Yes, folks, the long, slippery slope towards the (S&)MZone has begun.

Ed. Note: To those readers who are offended by the above, our apologies: we promise to never mention Captain & Tennille on the MZone again.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

M Go Baseball

Michigan's baseball team beat overall #1 seed Vanderbilt Monday night when pinch-hitter Alan Oaks homered and off the Commodore's ace reliever in the top of the 10th inning. The 4-3 victory advances the Wolverines to the NCAA tournament's super regionals next weekend against the winner of Charlottesville Regional title game between Oregon State and UVA today.

Vanderbilt, the #1 team in the land most of the season, also won the SEC's regular season and tournament titles. But the Wolverines beat Vandy for the second time in three days on their home turf to remind U-M fans what it feels like to win a big post-season game for a change.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a drunk soccer fan!

Even Tosu fans must think, "Damn, those fuckers are crazy!"



(HT: DiscoTech)

Most Valuable College Football Teams

Recently, Forbes ranked the top 15 most valuable college football teams and U-M came in 4th. Not surprisingly, because they're an independent and don't have to share revenue and have their very own network deal, Notre Dame was "ranked" #1.

According to the link above, to come up with the ranking, Forbes "calculated each football program's total revenues from tickets, sponsorships, premium seating and broadcasting. Then we subtracted expenses to derive the football program's profits. Next, we measured how much of each team's profits went for non-football scholarships and toward other sports, and was shared by other teams in its conference. We also looked at how much additional money the county generated when the team played a home game. In our scoring system the first two factors were given the most weight, while county revenue was given the least."

Here's the list:

1. Notre Dame
2. Texas
3. Georgia
4. Michigan
5. Florida
6. Tosu
7. 'Bama
8. Tennessee
9. Oklahoma
10. LSU
11. Auburn
12. Penn State
13. South Carolina
14. Texas A&M
15. Wisconsin

(HT: DW)

Two-Minute Drill

Dennis Dodd wrote a nice piece on Carr and Michigan football for SportsLine.com. Worth a look.

(HT: CD)

U-M Football to host Carr's Wash for Kids to benefit C.S. Mott's Children's Women's hospitals this Saturday, June 9th. It's at Michigan Stadium and goes from 12:30-2pm.

Good cause. Check out the link for more info and stop by if you're in the area.

(HT: DW)

Finally, a 43-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after he fell off a second story balcony during a spitting contest. No word yet if the accident was a result of the man preparing to move into a condo at the new Houndstooth development in Tuscaloosa.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Two-Minute Drill

* Maybe we were too harsh to criticize the condo complex that used spitting on Phil Fulmer as a selling point.

Brian at MGoBlog rebuts Phil's latest broadside aimed at Michigan and the Big 10.

* Yes, I'm a Detroit Pistons fans, but even I have to tip my cap to Cleveland stud LeBron James who scored the Cavs' last 25 points in their 109-107 2OT win over the fading hometown team. That was simply unreal.

* And in today's "I think I'm going to vomit" section, some folks need to remember that "MILF" should never, EVER refer to one's own mother.

(HT: DA)

Bent-Over Buckettes: The Sequel

What is it with Tosu girls who like to take some of their clothing off, scrawl anti-Michigan stuff on themselves then pose for the camera?

Last year, we brought you this post showing the only "Fuck Michigan" picture we approve of here at the MZone...



Now comes the photo below...



Please know, we don't really mind that the girls are doing it. We're just curious as to why it seems to be so popular on the Tosu campus.

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled blog for another edition of Yost's Fantasy...

KNOCK, KNOCK.

Amber: Come in, it's open.

A beautiful brunette enters.

Amber: Hi, Debbie.

Suddenly, Debbie drops her pants exposing her perfectly-shaped ass.

Debbie: I was wondering if you'd write "Fuck Michigan" on my tight, 21 year old buttocks with a Sharpie, one word on each cheek.

In response, Amber rips off her top revealing her firm breasts.

Amber: Only if you'll write "Ann Arbor is a Whore" on my supple cleavage before kissing me gently.


Okay, maybe that's not exactly what happens but I hope pray imagine it's pretty close to the way it works there in Columbus.

Oh, and if any other Buckettes want to strip and write anti-MZone stuff on their semi-naked bodies, we'll suck it up and post those pictures too if you send them our way.

Please.

(Picture HT: DW via LWS)