No word on what color all the hot air is that's emanating from the folks slamming Hoke before he even steps foot on campus.
Raising Money for a Good Cause
Got the following email below from loyal longtime reader BP on the west side of the state:
I have volunteered for Friends and Families of Cystic Fibrosis the last couple of years which has been very rewarding. Our largest fund raiser is coming up in a few weeks, Bid for Bachelors and Bachelorettes, here is the website for the event: www.bidforbach.org
It is the 14th year for BID and our goal is to raise $50,000 this year. Last year's event we raised over $35,000 and our expenses are lower this year, not to mention we have more people participating as bachelors and bachelorettes.
If there is any Michigan football home game that you would be willing to donate for the cause, it would be greatly appreciated. With eight home games in 2011 there could be a non-conference game or two you would be willing to donate. Attached is the donation form with our charity's federal tax ID number for your gift. If you do donate, the tickets would be included in someone's date package or as part of our silent auction.
The date for BID is Feb 5th--if you can make the trip to Grand Rapids and attend the event, I think you will be impressed. The event will be at Thousand Oaks Country Club, it would be great to see you. We are offering some couples packages this year as well.
BP also stated that any Michigan sporting event tickets that one could donate (Wings, Tigers, etc.) would be appreciated.
A Few Good Wolverines
As you can tell, I'm a sucker for a good movie or TV parody. Reader SC put up the post below on his blog, Crocker Chronicle.
On completion of his comments, Brandon jumped from behind the podium and attacked Mitch Albom.
* ED. NOTE: SC sent this piece before The Announcement, hence the Hatter ref. My bad just getting to it but my inbox is pretty swamped this week.
Baton Rouge Does Seem Like a Place You'd Hate to Leave
Finally, reader SG claims THIS is the real reason Les Miles stayed in Baton Rouge:
ED. NOTE: I'm pretty sure we used this pic during The Original MZone (represent!). But, surprisingly, I had no problem with running it again.
Da Plane! Da Plane!
Finally, since it might have gotten buried when the Hoke selection broke yesterday, here's the post and video of Brandon's last coaching search trip which ultimately broke our coach to A2.