Monthly Archives: May 2008

DickRod’s real response to the “Gentlemen’s Agreement”

Obviously DickRod is Christian. Can you figure out who else is around the table?

Drum Major Pawnage

There are many things I associate with game day in Ann Arbor from my youth: 

1) Waking up to my uncle BLARING The Victors at first light

 2) Little old ladies waving pom poms while they sit on lawn chairs trying to herd potential parkers into front lawns on Main St.

3) The Mud Bowl on Homecoming weekend (yes my parents took me to this annual event even when I was a little tot)

4) Buying Michigan apparel at Steve and Barry’s like we’d never have the opportunity to purchase a Michigan shirt again…

The list could continue for awhile, but you get the idea.

Despite my random memories, there was one game day tradition that I was adamant about never missing (well, until pre-gaming took priority) and goes above and beyond all other schools in the realm of pwnage:

THE INCREDIBLE FLEXIBILITY OF THE MICHIGAN MARCHING BAND’S DRUM MAJOR! 

Going…going…going…

DOWN!!!!!  WOOHOO!!!

In these pictures from the OSU pregame show, Michigan’s Man Up Front, Cody Martin from Plano, TX, continues the Michigan tradition* of bending backwards to touch his head to the ground.

One of the most infuriating things from tOSU’s current cough success cough  is their self-proclaimed “Best Damn Band in the Land” bullshit.  While the band from “that school down south” conducts a spelling lesson, our drum major does a back bend and puts his head, not plume, not hat, but HEAD on the motherfucking ground.  Pwnage at its best!

This gets me so psyched for fall I can barely contain myself!  At least the Big Ten Network is good for something!

*Apparently a Drum Major back in the day fell one week while attempting his back bend.  The following week he returned, removed his hat and touched his head to the ground to the student’s surprise and delight, and set a new precedence for the future MMB Drum Majors.  If any readers are band alumni, please feel free to add detail or clarification to this in the comments!

Michigan pwns college football fashion

No surprising news to Michigan fans, but apparently some Heidi Klum-esque guy at Fox Sports has declared Michigan the sole keeper of College Football’s best uniforms. This is a pretty big prize, as countless teams spend wads of money re-vamping their uniforms every year. Michigan, intelligently, has stuck to the basics and out-performed them all.

This summer, Michigan will be switching over to Adidas sponsered jerseys. We imagine the design won’t be too far from this:

However, Rich & Co. may pull a good old-fashion West Virginia coal-train robbery on Michigan and give us:


Word on the street is that Ohio State is bringing in Rami Kashou (last year’s Project Runway runner-up) this year to drape even more “buck-nuts” stickers on their uniforms. We expect it’d look something like this: