A Lord Acton quote for Jo Pa on the occasion of his retirement.
As we have made a point of explaining in the past, we're guys around here and as such we like football.
And to paraphrase somebody, as nobody around here can remember who came up with the original schtick, "If it wasn't for football, we would not be watching football today."
So anyway, we had an idea for a post having to do with our strongly held opinion that football is the single most competitive activity/endeavor/business within all of modern American life.
We pestered our friend Thunder who runs one of our two favorite Michigan football sites Touch the Banner and has forgotten more about football than most people are likely to know for some links/thoughts.
We did our homework and wrote, rewrote and wrote again 53 different posts without even sniffing a satisfying result.
Yesterday our other favorite Michigan site MGoBlog posted the following what we consider to be brilliant layman's analysis of the inside zone read play as run by the Oregon Ducks that was originally posted at FishDuck.com.
We just compile the stuff around here, we don't name it.
About which all we have to say is ..... "It is our strongly held opinion that football is the single most competitive activity/endeavor/business within all of modern American life."
That is all.
Tall Paul called about Friday's post.
He must have liked it because he had nothing to say about it except,
"Why make the big deal about Michigan grads?"
"I went there ... I'm proud."
"Did you graduate?"
"Really? I didn't think you were that smart."
"The standards were lower back then. You didn't have to be that smart.
You just had to be arrogant."
Paul blows right past my pique and says,
"You want to check out Wolverine Historian he does great stuff."
"No really, you'll like it."
Really, the guy does a good job.
Ok, you win.
Here's about 10 minutes of great Michigan running backs behind great Michigan offensive lines, doing their thing.
From Michigan Historian. Who does a great job ... really!!!
And while I'm at it, MGoBlog is an outstanding site if you care about Michigan athletics.