Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Oh Why Not? It's Wild Wednesday

You know, I was thinking. It's been awhile since we have had a wild Wednesday so why not do it again! I think that in light of what is happening on Saturday that we stick with the topic of college football. Now, remember how this works. You ask me a question (any question) that pertains to the subject matter and I will answer it. If you ask a question annonymously, your question will be deleted. So there it is, let the games begin and of course be blessed beyond belief today.

22 Comments:

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Hawkman said...

Where will you be watching the game of the century?

 
At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Bruiser said...

Where's my email about the game? Give me the history of the Wolverine helmet design.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Hawkman, I will be watching the game at an undisclosed location that will be hosting the annual Pilgrimage fall meetings! Bruiser, what email? You know all you need to know about the secret location for Saturday, I found the email unecessary so I didn't send it. As far as the helmet design I don't know the complete history but the design was put on the helmets in the early part of last century to help the quaterback identify his receivers from the opposing team's receivers. The design was intended to be unique and to this day (with the exception of the University of Deleware who stole the design) is one of the most unique designs in college football. B4T

 
At 9:50 AM, Anonymous where's jim? said...

You know it occurred to me that if in the unforseen case the mighty wolverine smurfs lose Saturday and get the blue kicked out of them and they have to settle for a lowly Jan 1 bowl like the Rose Bowl for example and then perchance they lose again on jan 1 I want to know how all the wolverine smurfs are going to be feeling on Jan 2? Just hypothetically so to speak...IMBO

 
At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Russell said...

Can you name the only football player in history to win the Heisman trophey and a Superbowl MVP?

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Where's Jim, Michigan fans will be just fine if for some reason your fantasies come true!
Russell, your question doesn't even begin to challenge me. The answer is of course Desmond Howard who won the Heisman while at the University of Michigan and the Superbowl MVP while playing for the Green Bay Packers! Also, I didn't have to look up any of that information!!
B4T

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

You know, I just wasn't happy with the answer that I gave on the Michigan winged helmet. So I went on line to get the information. Here you go:

Michigan's famed winged football helmet dates back to 1938, when Fritz Crisler arrived from Princeton University with his penchant for detail and style.

"Michigan had a plain black helmet and we wanted to dress it up a little," Crisler recalled. "We added some color (maize and blue) and used the same basic helmet I had designed at Princeton."

There was one other consideration. Fritz thought this unique helmet could be helpful to his passers as they tried to spot their receivers downfield. "There was a tendency to use different-colored helmets just for receivers in those days, but I always thought that would be as helpful for the defense as for the offense," offered the former Wolverine football coach and athletic director.

From the Bentley Historical Library

B4T

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Russell said...

Please discuss the merits (or lack of merit) of switching from our current BCS system to a new playoff system for determining the College Football National Champion. Don't forget to include the weight of the pagentry and history surrounding the current Bowls.

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Well Mr. Hawkins you certainly bring up a very sore subject for the Pudgeman. When the idea first came up for the BCS series I thought the intent was sound but I also believed (later to be proven true) that any system that was put into place would still be subjective to those who's job it is to make such determinations. The current BCS rankings and bowls are not what I had envisioned initially. This whole thing has been used to commercialize college football even more than it already is. I long for the days when all of the "major" bowls were played on Jan. 1 and that the grand daddy of all bowls was indeed the Rose Bowl. The National Champion was determined by both the AP & UPI polls. Sometimes those polls (as in 1997) would select separate teams as National Champs. So Michigan had to share their national title with Nebraska. I was alright with that because it had been done that way for years, the system wasn't perfect but it was fine just the way it was.

In conclusion, I do not favor a college football playoff structure. The major problem would be determining who got to go to the playoffs and who didn't. The system works well for basket ball, but if we did it for football it would be April before we'd crown the national champion.

Good question Russ, B4T

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous whobody knows said...

who coached the only two time heisman trophy winner during his college career?

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Hawkman said...

...so does this mean I won't be getting an invite to the coveted Pilgrimage again this year?

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Where's Jim, if I am not mistaken you would be talking about Archie Griffin from The Ohio State University who was coached by Woody Hayes! Once again, did not look this one up.
Hawkman, if you were to have an invitation extended to you to join us on the Pilgrimage this year would you go or would you just pass on it like you did the first five? The Pilgrimage fall meeting are for those who went on this last Pilgrimage so I am sorry about your luck here brother.

B4T

 
At 1:33 PM, Anonymous where's jim? said...

Being the history buff you are, could you pontificate on the significance of the 10 YEAR WAR and its affect on the current state of affairs in the post BOWOODY era.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Where's Jim, the ten year war was one of the best ever in college football. These two men couldn't stand each other. I must say that the battles fought now seem to pale in comparison during the post BOWOODY era. Still have been some great match ups though. B4T

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger ryan said...

Doug
Why do all the tress in in southern michigan lean to the south, just wanted to know

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Ryan, most would not understand that you are indeed asking a college football question but I do! The reason that all of the trees in Michigan lean to the south is because the OSU football team sucks! B4T

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Hawkman said...

...to answer your questions, Most Honorable Pudge, is, "Oh, yeah baby!"

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Well Hawkman, I will once again submit your name for consideration on this year's Pilgrimage rookie list and if approved then you will receive a personal invitation for said Pilgrimage. I will let you know by next week where next years event will take place! You had better not turn down another invitation though, it could get rough on you if you do. B4T

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Swinging Sammy said...

Can I have a taco during the game?

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger Kodiak said...

Taco's get your tacos, get'em while the're hot. Tamales, anyone?

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger Doug E. Pudge said...

Sammy, You can have all the tacos you want during the game. Just remember that Taco Bell is less than five minutes away from you and they do have a drive thru. B4T

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Hawkman said...

...thanks for the shot coach, I won't let ya down!

Sammy,Taco Bell is committed to eliminating trans fats! Wonder how that will taste....hmmmmmm?

 

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