Multimedia Potpourri: Michigan Hype and QuintCast

I usually keep things neatly aligned, just like the pleats in my boxer shorts. This is an exception.

I don't know why I like that Michigan video. It's only 14 seconds long, all it shows are some guys getting hyped up for their game against Army at Sun Life Stadium (a 12-1 defeat for the Wolverines), and it's not particularly shot well. When you think about it that way, I guess, the video is pretty much wasteful garbage. Here's the thing, though: Even though Michigan is running through a pretty miserable start to their season -- you can make an argument that the Wolverines have played at a level concomitant with the worst half-dozen teams in the country -- they're still getting pumped to hammer the brick.

It's this resilience that I think makes the video interesting (that and the yelling). The fallacy of youth is that it's silly and unwise because it doesn't have experience to lean on. Or, at least, that's the fallacy that old people that never leave their house because the television gets lonely like to proffer. For me, and for Michigan (it appears), they're more inclined to adopt the principle of Winston Churchill: If you're going through Hell, keep going.

Keep going, Wolverines.

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Quint is back with the latest iteration of his ESPNU podcast. (The unfortunate downside to a podcast from Quint is that we can't critique the size of the knot in his tie. For shame, podcasting. For shame.) This week Kessenich talks to Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese, Syracuse's Luke Cometti, Pennsylvania head coach Mike Murphy (who is, incidentally, a tempo-free disciple), ESPN analyst Mark Dixon, and the hardest working man in lacrosse media -- Inside Lacrosse's Terry Foy. Turn up your hearing ears, college boy.

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