The 2012 Michigan Football Media Guide is out (actually it's been out for a little while). I remember when the media guide was a heavy $20 bible you'd run out and get at the MDen before the season started, and you'd go through page by page, marveling at the amazing history and tradition of Michigan Football. There's probably some old timers from the tailgate that remember when the media guide was reserved for the media. Now it's a publicly distributed pdf file, and those same old timers are squinting and reading a manual to figure out how to download it and save it as a file on their "internet boxes." Ah, times they are a changin'. It's available here in all of its glory. And it's a big pdf, so be patient....especially if you're still rolling free dial-up internet from Net Zero.
Anyway, here's what happened around the internets while you sat in the fetal position in a corner wondering if the fact that Fitz was cleared to practice means he might play in Dallas.
- ESPN's power rankings discuss Michigan at #8. The have the weight of the world resting on Denard's shoulders. Denard covers some boilerplate keys to season, and the pundits talk about our difficult schedule, and O and D line issues.
- Michigan Basketball is on the map. ESPN hopes to cover a rekindling of the rivalry of the 70's and 80's between Michigan and Indiana when Gameday travels to Bloomington on February 2. I'm in. Somebody find me some tickets.
- The Shreveport Times covers the flame out and exit of the Honey Badger, who will be taking his talents to FCS football in the hopes he can make an impact worthy of an NFL draft position. I'm not sure what Musburger and Lundquist will do with all that airtime during LSU games that has been freed up now that they don't have to suck Honey Badger's nuts.
- MVictors breaks down the media guide records section, and covers the historical numbers that might be in play this season.
- Trey Burke is thinking national championship, and an ESPN blogger thinks he's not crazy.
- Ugh Ugh Ugh. Roy Roundtree had arthroscopic knee surgery and is out for the next two weeks...as in "A lot of guys come back in two weeks (from surgery like this)," Hoke said. "Our doctors did a tremendous job, we have a great medical staff." Let's hope it's as minor as everybody at Fort Schembechler says it is.