Twenty minutes before Lloyd Carr’s tearful presser today I heard a caller into WTKA ask what the host thought about Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron. As any sane person would do I started smashing my head against my steering wheel until I felt better.
So continues the non-stop parade of radio talk show hosts & callers, punits, bloggers, journalists and anyone else with a pulse that will speculate on a replacement. This death march will drag Michigan fans through the holidays and most likely beyond the BCS Championship in early January. The beauty in all this is that no one really will have a clue what’s actually going on inside Bill Martin’s head until we get close, and maybe not even then. Have fun with those out of town relatives peppering you with takes on this. Prepare yourself man.
To combat the stupidity of the next few months I’ve decided to fight fire with fire: a tired old radio show stunt to determine the next coach. It’ll be fought out in the blogosphere amongst my fellow nerds, which is where it belongs. The results will be as meaningless as the opinions of the talk show callers (except for maybe ‘Caller Marcus’). Should you chose to participate in Death March Madness you may actually feel yourself getting dumber as a result. A few details:
The Bracket: Bill Martin has stated he has a list of about 20 viable candidates for the job; I found about 24 names. Each candidate was seeded by a variety of considerations (starting with the 650 votes in an MVictors poll from early September), and they were placed into one of 4 regions. The bottom eight seeds will play first round games to form the final 16.
The Top Seeds: We gave Miles the top seed in the Yost region, Tedford in the Bo, Brian Kelly in the Crisler and updated, put Kirk Ferentz in the Kipke.
The ‘Games’: Every few days I’ll post a new ‘game’ featuring one candidate versus another, break down the match-up and issue a poll to determine who moves on. Just like your morning team’s idiotic pursuit to find the best candy bar/condiment/sitcom.
UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER!!