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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Michigan wins National Title!

Damn, it felt good to type that headline. Unfortunately it has nothing to do with sports. Or the University of Michigan.

In case you missed it, Miss Michigan took home the Miss America title over the weekend in Las Vegas.

Yes, as in beauty pageants.

The winner was 19 year-old Kirsten Haglund of Farmington Hills and it ended a 20 year title drought since Miss Michigan last claimed the crown.

Twenty loooong years since Miss Michigan reigned victorious.

In fact, it got so bad in the past two decades as Michigan constantly lost before grabbing the brass ring bouquet, there were whispers that the winner of Michigan's in-state beauty pageant should no longer get an automatic bid to the Miss American contest.

Even this year, with Miss Haglund coming off impressive victories in the 2007 Miss Oakland County contest and the 2007 Miss Michigan pageant to get to the big dance...and singing...and answering important-sounding questions contest, some fans of the southern state entries thought there was no way Michigan was strong enough to win the title in 2008. That's because, for years, northern beauty contestants had a reputation of not being able to compete with the speed of southern belles.

From their choice of bad show tunes for the talent competition to outdated one-piece bathing suits in the bikini competitions, it seemed the pageant game had passed Michigan and its northern neighbors by.

Not anymore.

As Miss Michigan's winning bikini photos here show, Michigan has stormed its way into the 21st century pageant world.

Sure, as is typical for Michigan beauty pageant fans, some will complain that the state representative should have gone to the smokin' hot black two piece sooner. That recruiting drop dead gorgeous blondes with perfect legs and a killer smile instead of brunettes who were smart and could play the tuba should have been done 10 pageants ago.

But what's done is done. The past is the past. And with a new found confidence that comes from victory, Michigan is already looking ahead. To 2009. With whispers of "repeat" already echoing from coast to coast - from the coast of Lake Michigan to the coast of Lake Erie.

In a related story, Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp is said to be working on a column criticizing Haglund and her victory simply because the thought of Michigan winning a national title in anything makes him break out in hives and must be condemned.

29 comments:

phil said...

I've love to be a part of that team. "Send me in coach, Send me in!"

whetstonebuck said...

She was recruited out of Ohio.

Killing My Liver said...

Shoulda stuck with the front view on that one.

Bigasshammm said...

I look at that girl's body and think "she's going to be used up in about 10 years." I have never been a big fan of pageants nor the super fitness bodybuilding scene. She doesn't even look good to me because she already has too much muscle and her body looks about 5-7 years older than her face does.

Pageants are only good anymore when they are wrought with scandalous photos or sex tapes.

Feelin' Blue said...
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Feelin' Blue said...

Apparently Miss Nebraska's manager is retiring, so the judges might force Miss Michigan to share half of her bouquet with her.

Smitty said...

She's got legs.....

buckntexas said...

But she goes to the University of Cincinnati!

Joshua said...

Don't know what you guys are looking at, that girl is beat!

/That guy who always says women on the net aren't hot no matter how hot they are.
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And for the record, I'm still voting trombone playing brunette any day of the week. (All other things being equal).

Dezzi said...

joshua

Would that be a "rusty trombone" playing brunette??

Joshua said...

I knew it as soon as I said it. That took how long? Nice. I think the proliferation of obscure slang is the best result of the internet ever.

BSD said...

Any truth to the rumor that Michigan stole her from West Virginia?

surrounded in columbus said...

dude- warn a guy before you say something that funny.

surrounded in columbus said...

BTW- since Yost mentioned Sharp in the post, this is not a complete threadjack, but…

Did anyone notice Sharp’s column today on Michigan recruiting-

DREW SHARP: Michigan landing super recruit Terrelle Pryor would be an overrated victory http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080127/COL08/801270649

Now, I sort of agree w/ him. I think the whole Pryor mania is overwrought and the program is never going to hinge on the signing of one recruit. However, just about two weeks ago, he penned this column-

DREW SHARP: Michigan coach must beat Ohio State to nation's No. 1 recruit Terrelle Pryor http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080112/COL08/801120313/1089


So, like which is it? If landing Pryor is a “must”, why would it be an over rated victory? Or is this really just Sharp setting it up so that no matter what happens, he’ll be able to write a negative column either way?

Killing My Liver said...

Anyone get a screen grab of the person holding up the "new" (upside down WVU "W") logo behind the announcers heads during the basketball game? Classic.

harry hasselhoff said...

@Killing my liver:

I saw that too, but no screen grab. I didn't see why it was so offensive. Yes, our coaches are from WVU. Oh well.

Feelin' Blue said...

It wasn't offensive at all. The fact that they took it from a Michigan site, MZone, is hilarious and shows how unoriginal Spartan fans are.

Joshua said...

My take on Drew Sharp:

Something something ASSCLOWN something.

That's the amount of brainpower I'm willing to expend on that jackass.

Yeah, the upside down logo was kinda funny. The "Little Sister" chant at the end of the game was rather hilarious, too. I'm resigned to the fact we won't be beating them on a regular basis anytime soon, so I don't take it quite as seriously as they do with the "Little Brother" thing.

zen wizard said...

That is the best looking thing to come out of Michigan since the 1949 Pontiac Super Chief hood ornament.

Keith said...

I would eat the corn out of her turd!

whetstonebuck said...

"I would eat the corn out of her turd!"

Dude, you obviously have a fiber deficiency. See a doctor.

Joshua said...

Keith,
I'll be taking her to dinner tonight- I'll bill you for the kernel of corn.

god of the whoppers said...

it's been 20 because the big ten lacks the southern speed of course

Allison D. said...

"That recruiting drop dead gorgeous blondes with perfect legs and a killer smile instead of brunettes who were smart and could play the tuba should have been done 10 pageants ago."

Ouch!

BlueFan said...

Okay, I will concede that SEC women are faster than Michigan women....

Mikoyan said...

My thought was a headline where the joke writes itself...

For the next year at least, I'll be dating Miss America...:) :) :)

srudoff said...

you guys can beat us 6 out of 7 years for this title and we can call it a draw k?

MGoBlue93 said...
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MGoBlue93 said...

Is she enrolled at EMU?