First, I want to thank all the readers, friends, family, and the Michigan Blogosphere as a whole for getting the word out about bringing Guy Fieri to UMTailgate.com.  Special thanks to FryDaddy Frank who planted the seed.  The bevy of support has been outstanding, and it is a testament to the character of the Michigan fan contingency and our strong tailgating family.  Word has trickled in that some emailers have been contacted by producers of the show, which is great news.  Whatever happens, I am left with a warm heart by all of your kind words.  It makes me so much more excited for the coming season, and it drives us to create a better tailgate full of new and improved ideas, both activity and culinary based.  Just...wow.

Next, I am taking the blog in a new (read additional) direction, focusing on tailgate and food related items to create a balance with our Michigan opinions and coverage.  I'm going on vacation for the weekend, so I hope to start it when I return on Wednesday, with a chance of some scattered postings from now until then.

We are less than a month and a half from life starting again.  The stadium will be different, the uniforms will be different, and the gameplan will be different...but the tailgate family will be just as you left it in November.  Here's to things changing AND remaining the same.