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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The poll numbers are in, the people have spoken and...

Last week, we put up this post asking people their thoughts on the song, IN THE BIG HOUSE.  We wanted to get a sense of how our readers felt since yours truly actually likes the song, but Brian over at MGoBlog - in his attempt to banish it from the earth (or at least A2) - recently declared that "everyone hates" the tune.

So we put up a poll, still visible in the upper righthand corner of the MZone's main page.  And the results are in.  As you read the results and the crack MZone team's analysis of said results, we suggest you click on the video below to hear the CNN election result theme music in order to give this post a little more gravitas.

Here we go.  We're getting the final numbers from the MZone headquarters deep beneath the Michigan Union in A2 and...

In a contest close enough to be worthy of a disputed Florida election, 50% of you replied "Yes" to our question "Do you like the song IN THE BIG HOUSE?" and 49% of you said, "No."  The reason for the "missing" 1% is due to the raw count being so close, with 182 Yeas and 175 Nays.

Bottom line according to our scientific poll: some people like it, some people don't.  Thus, in true American fashion, we at the MZone are calling this an overwhelming victory and declaring a mandate by the Wolverine faithful.  As such, we will immediately push for In The Big House to replace The Victors and Pop Evil to take over for the MMB since that's what the people seem to want.*

No word yet if Brian will demand a recount.  But our hanging chads are ready if he does!

*Please note what blog you're on before rushing in a panic to the comments section after reading that sentence.


GoBlueBob said...

Just a bit of a stretch to conclude that this song should replace "The Victors" based on this data. If that is the potential outcome than I want to change my vote. :>}) Please stay with what you are good at, finding any reason to post photos of scantily clad young women.

Shorty the Beachcomber said...

Fallacy: Jumping to conclusions!

Just because a majority said that they like In the Big House does not mean that ANYONE wants to replace The Victors. That is an entirely separate poll.

Did you go to the buckeye school of logic, c'mon man.

Yost said...

Oh, Bob and Shorty, did you guys REALLY take that seriously? Really? How long have you been reading the site? That hurts me, gentlemen.

MGoShoe said...

I guess you should have added /s to that sentence since it's such subtle sarcasm. /s

Yost said...


I guess I (erroneously) believed that no one could honestly think I'd advocate replacing the greatest fight song in college football with, well, anything.

Bigasshammm said...

I got it. But I'm pretty much a sarcastic smart ass anyway so that's my first reaction to anything.

wingedhelmet said...

@ Yost..
Perhaps MZONE should have a new warning text box.

Warning from the Blogger General :
The Mzone contains satire, sarcasm, cynicism, witicism, and funny shit. These contents may upset, frustrate or in extreme cases completely confuse those individuals missing the " that is funny receptor." ( also those educated at TSIO or MSU.)

GoBlueBob said...

Yost... I took it as a joke and was being sarcastic back but maybe it did not come across that way. That is why I put the smiley face with a mustache after my comment about changing my vote. And it also gave me a chance to mention scantily clad women.

Shorty the Beachcomber said...

I get it most of the time, however, The Victors is a VERY touchy subject. It's like making a Hitler comparison on The View.

Michigan Girl said...

I didn't vote in the original poll, but I'm with Yost - I like In the Big House.

bigGexpress said...

I voted no, however it's not totally terrible. FYI, you should put up more music for in-post reading. Excellent effect.

Yost said...

Maybe that could be our thing, big: The MZone -- the only blog that comes with a soundtrack.