Is it great to be a Michigan Wolverine? ‘The Mood’ was created in March 2013 with the goal gauging the collective mood of the Michigan fanbase. The index is driven by a variety of factors, primarily the three major sports with an emphasis on, naturally, football. And yes, this whole exercise is a bit silly but whatever.
Thanks to Scott at The Blockhams for the artwork on the M faces; here’s the current Mood:
Here’s the 2013-14 athletic year:
Last night in the quarterfinals of the CCHA tournament my mood lifted. And it was a welcome lift, just hours after the dismal loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament. Freshman Jacob Trouba took the puck past the blue line, pump-faked a slapshot which froze both the goalie and a defender and then blasted the puck in the net top shelf. It felt good man.
Michigan went onto to win, continuing its hockey winning streak and I felt better.
How much better? A “tad” better.
I like to say that most Michigan fans would trade almost anything positive that happens off the gridiron (in anything but hoops..maybe) for a third down conversion. I took a crack at summarizing how I feel about everything that goes on down on State Street and its corresponding impact on what I’ll call “The Mood”.
Update 3/21: A revision based on feedback and a few thoughts. One, while I despise some of our rivals who seem to thrive on schadenfreude, it is a factor a Buddy from Stunt3 points out. And there’s certainly a proximity adjustment needed. Right now the NCAA tournament is driving much of the overall mood. I love the Crowd Sourcing idea, but I think that’s Mood 2.0 as noted in the comments.