Weekend Roundup: "Wow It's Really Here" Edition, August 26, 2013

 Vanderbilt 2006:  Michigan 27 - Vanderbilt 7.  Rained out golf course put us at Mr. and Mrs. Tailgate Girl's college house.

Vanderbilt 2006:  Michigan 27 - Vanderbilt 7.  Rained out golf course put us at Mr. and Mrs. Tailgate Girl's college house.

How's everybody doing?  Are we ready for this?  Have you been practicing?  I brought home about 5 extra cases of premium beer that were left over from my wedding because Johnny Cleveland and Bubba weren't thirsty enough and Godfather didn't even bother to attend.  I had to buy a garage fridge to house it all, and I've done a stellar job of dwindling that pile down to a scant case or two by pouring them into my gullet anytime I need to head out to the garage for anything.  In short, my tolerance is up, my spirits are high, and I'm ready to experience a third consecutive year of undefeated home football.

It's game week Monday bitches, and the butterflies are percolating.  Here's what you missed around the internets while you attended a clown wedding...

  • Hoke and company landed a corner and a safety for 2015, both 4-stars.  That and more from the alcoholic bloggers over at Maize and Brew.
  • Bacon's new book 4th and Long, a follow-up to Three and Out in name only, follows college football for a season at Michigan, PSU, Ohio, and Northwestern.  John U assures me I'm not in this one.  An excerpt appears on MGoBlog, and Tailgate Girl adds that the cover is "textured" for her pleasure
  • The 1973 team...the one that got jobbed...addressed the 2013 team on Saturday.  Questions such as "Why did the Ohio game end in a tie instead of with overtime?" were probably fielded from the 18-22 year old crowd.  MVictors has more.
  • Isn't is sacrilege to have a Sunday conversation with Satan himself?  The worldwide leader thinks not.
  • The fact that you clamored for Drew Henson to start notwithstanding, Tom Brady spoke to the team last Thursday.  Detroit Sports Site talks about the positive impact in the era of Aaron Hernandez.
  • Darboh's out, so we're looking for a few good (Fresh) men.  Rittenburg gives the rundown. 
  • Let's take a look at the Chips with MaizeandGoBlue.com.
  • Rittenburg ranks the top 25 players in the Big 10, and Taylor Lewan is #2.
  • UMHoops says the non-conference schedule is locked down for Michigan Basketball.  See you in Durham on Dec 3.