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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Just a rant...

As you've probably noticed, my blogging has been very erratic of late. Between work and, quite honestly, being burned out on blogging during the long off season, it's been very hard.

Plus, I have to say, I'm a little disgusted with sports right now. Between Barry Bonds tainted chase of Hank Aaron's hallowed record, the gambling scandal going on in the NBA and the revolting charges of dog fighting against NFL QB Michael Vick, it's enough to make the biggest sports fan cynical.

And it's not just the pros. Throw in such off-the-field college transgressions as the Minnesota Gopher football player who allegedly ejaculated on the face of a woman while she was passed out - and taped the incident on his cellphone! - and it goes beyond cynical. It becomes hard to invest time finding the funny in sports.

Ok, off my soapbox now. Just tired, grumpy and, as stated, a little burnt out.

21 comments:

j said...

Yost, I've got the perfect remedy to pull you out of this slump. First, we take some steroids and then take in a bitching dogfight. Add in some betting action on the dogs, then take home some drunk, unconscious women, and finally we can go over to the Blackwell Inn and steal some towels. What do you say....are you in?

Killing My Liver said...

I was wondering what was up.
I bet the McGuffie blueball is not helping. I know it's really wringing me out. If you would have asked me 2 years ago what recruit I'd be worried about, I would have definitely not said a six foot white running back from Texas. Yee haw. Let's hope he comes through. If not, so be it. We still have a great season to look forward to.
Chin up, old chap, you've only got 38 days until you feel alive again, dammit.

Andrew said...

Yeah, we have reached the dog days of summer and there are not many sports topics worth discussing. I suggest you switch to the other topic used to distract guys from their normal day to day lives, women. Isn't it time you had a Big Ten tournament for hottest coed?

Scott said...

I check this blog every day. When I see no update I think; 'Good for them. I hope these guys are out havin' fun and not just swamped with work.' I think this blog is great, but it would ruin it if I thought it was a burden to you guys.

...and I wouldn't mind one bit if you kept the advertising...even the OSU advertisements. I'll even click them before leaving the site. I know it just gets you a little beer money at best, but it's better than nuthin'.

mhentz said...

No mention of Vino getting bounced from the Tour for receiving an illegal blood transfusion before winning the Albi time trial? It's an outrage! An absolute outrage!

OnWisconsin! said...

Hey relax, it's only July.
It should be a great season in the Big10!
Are you guys coming to Madtown for the game this year?
Hopefully it will be as meaningful as all the magazines predict.

zen wizard said...

The only untainted "sport" is (gasp!)...soccer!!

Hope somebody digs up some dirt on Beckham or something. I would hate to actually have to start watching it.

Killing My Liver said...

I think the reason that America doesn't like the beautiful game is we get to see MLS , which is crap. Then, the world cup, we only get to watch the USA team(read: almost real soccer), and the teams that are more mechanical(Germany, etc.). If we could actually see the EPL live, I think it would sway a large group. The premier league is just that, freakin' stellar. They play on a plane far above anywhere else.

Da Braylon said...

Week 1: East Carolina @ Virgina Tech Live from Blacksburg, VA Week 2: Virginia Tech at LSU Live from Baton Rouge, LA Week 3: USC at Nebraska Live from Lincoln, NE Week 4: Penn State at Michigan Live from Ann Arbor, MI Week 5: Auburn at Florida Live from Gainesville, FL Week 6: Oklahoma at Texas Live from Dallas, TX Week 7: Wisconsin at Penn State Live from University Park, PA (Happy Valley) Week 8: USC at Notre Dame Live from South Bend, IN Week 9: Nebraska at Texas Live from Austin Texas Week 10: LSU at Alabama Live from Tuscaloosa, AL Week 11: Louisville at West Virginia Live from Morgantown, WV Week 12: Ohio State at Michigan Live from Ann Arbor, MI Week 13: Georgia at Georgia Tech Live from Atlanta, GA Week 14: UCLA at USC Live from Los Angeles, CA

Da Braylon said...

The information above is supposedly the ESPN gameday schedule. It is subject to change though, of course.

beast in 'bama said...

The current state of sports in this country has also driven me to the EPL the last couple of years. Good stuff, that. I don't know about their off-the-field problems, and I don't care.

While nothing will replace college football as #1 in my sports viewing preferences, I have to admit that professional sports in this country is just about dead to me. I don't even watch the NBA playoffs anymore, or the World Series. I still watch some NFL, but only late in the season and playoffs - and ONLY the games themselves.

I have stopped watching ESPN altogether - except for college football games.

But look on the bright side, Fielding Yost: at least you're not married to that psycho Sissie Yost on "John from Cincinnati."

TitleIX said...

Yost--
you really are fried if the notion of a guy jacking off on the face of some passed out chick recorded on his cellphone is disgusting to you....I mean, really, I thought you'd post that shit in a second!? I mean, hell, you might have a new Friday segment...what can we do to the passed out co-ed????? (male or female)
ok, ok--maybe I misjudged you :-)

Don't worry about us, we too are awaiting football...even if it does mean the end of summer.

Erik said...

The thing that keeps me going with it all is that of those four examples, three of them concern folks who have been removed from their respective sports (Vick isn't official yet, but we all know it) and are facing prosecution.

The Big Picture said...

this time of year's been tough for all of us, and as a CFB only site, I can imagine the frustration of finding adequate content and making some jokes about it.

Stick in there. The season's coming soon and CFB without the M Zone would be a bit incomplete.

Out of Conference said...

You don't have to wonder why kids no longer idolize professional sports players. As a kid, who didn't do Pete Rose slides into home evetry chace they could, who didn't lay the Lawrence Taylor wood in "Kill the Man", what kid didn't think they could fly like Dr. J or shoot bombs like Bird. Some of the largest, most well known, dynamic figures in each professional sport is surrounded by controversy right now (or has been in recent times). I blame cats. I'll figure out a link one day, but it's got to be kitty-cats. They're just so cute, luring you in to your demise with their mesmorizing purring, soft fur, playful antics. Then they put the spell on you and you end not really wanting to kick them like you first considered. Then they give you drugs, make you cheat to make more money so you can better cater to them, and their hatred for dogs rubs off on you. They ruin society.

beast in 'bama said...

OOC - much like the character played by Rebecca DeMornay (Sissie Yost) on "John from Cincinnati." At the start you think, damn! That's a grandma? It's Rebecca DeMornay! Where's she been?

Then you watch the show awhile and the fangs and claws and weird behavior come out, just like your cat analogy. You wouldn't want to be within 10 miles of this woman in real life.

But it's Rebecca DeMornay...

Matt said...

Bukakke Gopher!!

Out of Conference said...

BiB - you really know how to make someone feel old with your Rebecca DeMornay story. Damn... I'm old. I'm glad I don't watch John from Cinci. If I saw her as a grandmom, I would have thought the blackout scene in The Sopranos finale was really me slipping into a wormhole and falling out 20 years into the future.

beast in 'bama said...

You might be old, but at least you haven't done anything silly like go out and buy a minivan or anything like that. Oh, wait...

Out of Conference said...

No doubt. it does have a sunroof though... not that I would know.

god of the whoppers said...

OOC (cats)- was watching the news last night and there was a story about a cat that can predict when people are going to die. he just walks in their room and plop sup on the bed, then the nurses/caretakers start calling family members because they usually don't live much past 4 hours after the selection.