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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Snakes on a Car

As some of you might already know, much has been made in cyberspace about an upcoming film from New Line Cinema called SNAKES ON A PLANE. For some unknown reason, the obvious B movie has become a cult phenomenon even though the very title alone lets you know the quality of the flick.

In a nutshell, Samuel L. Jackson plays an FBI agent who is escorting a former mob member to testify in a big case. But, on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles, a hitman pays airport security to sneak a time-release crate of 400 snakes onto the flight in order kill the witness (swear to God. Unlike Pat Robertson, we're not making this up).

So what does this have to do with college football and a sports blog? Well, apparently, somebody in the Ohio Valley Conference got the idea this was a good way to send a message to conference rival Eastern Kentucky University.

EKU assistant athletic director Dan McBride was at the league baseball tournament last week when he got in his rental car to find a 2-foot-long python draped across the car's console. Thinking it was a rubber snake somebody had put there as a joke, McBride touched it as he put the car in drive. But...

As he drove toward the exit, the snake lifted its head. McBride hit the brakes, then started to get out of the car. However, the snake was on the gear shift, forcing McBride to keep his foot on the brake.

You know, folks, I hesitated to put up this post. Last thing I want to do is give fans in Columbus any ideas. I mean, Michigan was already subjected to bomb sniffing dogs two years ago at the 'Shoe. Then again, I'm sure the Tosu faithful are already way ahead of me on this one. Dare I say Snakes on Team Bus?

5 comments:

Benny Friedman said...

Boy, those guys in the Missouri Valley Conference are pretty competitive. You know it was those Murray State dicks who did this to this EKU guy.

Eric S. said...

I can't exactly speak for all my fellow Ohio State brethren, but if someone ever did that to a rival (this is football, not...well...war, for lack of a better choice), then they deserve to be cut up with dull blunt rusty knives.

On an unrelated note, that sounds like the worst movie in creation. It's like someone watched Airplane stoned and tried to come up with a better idea. And failed. Amazingly miserably.

Yost said...

So true, E. Sounds awful. But for some reason, it's caught on in cyberspace. I guess one of those "So bad it's good" things.

Anonymous said...

It'll still be better than Soul Plane.

Reed4AU said...

After I saw this post I had to find out more about this future blockbuster. Found an interview with Sam(apparently i'll do anything for a check) Jackson where he discussed his latest movie. The funny thing is the producers wanted to change the name to "Ocean Flight 121" or some thing like that. Jackson said hell no! He says he chose to be in the movie just for the title. Who needs to read a script? Shit man, it's Snakes on a Plane!!!

By the way 20+ great posters for the movie: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1949081&thread_type=voteresults