Weekend Roundup, We're Gonna Live Forever Edition: 8/31/2010

Here's what happened around the internets while Columbus made plans to kill Rittenburg for suggesting that Sweatervest might be done after this season....

I always operated under the assumption that the life expectancy of a tailgater, particularly people from our group, is significantly lower than that of your average Joe.Then I read this...

But a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren't entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase one's risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers' mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers.

That's right pussy! Keep refusing me when I try to hand you a beer....and you'll DIE.

I have a triple-linkfest from the Freep, which in much of the Michigan Blogosphere is sacrilege, but The Godfather wants content, and they don't deliver any papers to his house anymore except the South Bend Tribune, which he needs to find out what the good deals are down there for groceries. But I digress... Mitch Album spent 90 minutes with Coach Rodriguez, and there's some pretty good stuff in there...

I wish every one of our fans could spend a week in Schembechler Hall. If they spend a week here just hanging around with the coaches and the players -- they'd know everything is OK -- and they would probably be surprised it's not what (the perception) is out there.

The staff of the Freep gave their predictions for the season. Telling me that Michigan is going to go 6-6 is one thing, telling me Michigan State is going to go 10-2 is another. Damn you Rosenburg.

Also, Shanon Shelton gets bold, making the call that two Big Ten coaches will be fired, and neither of them is Rich Rodriguez.

AL.com, the official site of...um...the state of Alabama?  Kinda like Mlive I guess, only with a dash of illiteracy.  Anyway, they have an all encompassing article on college football 2010 that provides the double whammy of UCONN being a sleeper pick for the National Championship and Rich Rodriguez as the #1 coach on the hot seat.  FUN!

It's probably time for you to start to get to know your opponent.  Boston.com profilesthe slow and steady rise to success of Randy Edsall's UCONN.

Michigan State and Ohio State are dirty and poor.  And that's why all of their dorms are filled with bedbugs.  MATW has more.  Nasty bastards.

What's more amazing than Maurice Clarett joining the Omaha Nighthawks?  The fact that Jeff Garcia is their quarterback.

4 days people.....4 days.