Monday, September 13, 2010

Pre-Gaming With Pat

To Mustachio'er Pat Stansik, may your Mustache for Michigan forever be remembered for its awesomeness.

Mustache, Pat, mustache. You are sort of our hero.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mustache Year 2... Success!!

Well, Gentlemen, I hope you've spent the Labor Day weekend basking in glory.

Because of you (but mostly the players on the team) this happened:

30-10 What?! 
Mustache, brother, mustache.

Thanks again for a successful 2nd Annual outting of Mustaches for Michigan. Ya'll rock.

Grow Blue. 

Friday, September 3, 2010

[1 Day to Go] !!!

The await is nearly over. Within 24 hours and counting, the Michigan v Connecticut match-up will be underway. And our Mustaches will be doing their thing -- which, in case you didn't know already, will be both awesome and winning.

33 Days ago we started growing our Beards. Tomorrow we unleash the Mustaches for Michigan. We fully expect there to be double rainbows and triple revenge in Year Three. As for tomorrow: Fucking Bring It, UConn.

We don't prognosticate at M4M, we anticipate. We Will Be Victorious. Count on it. Here's to your mustache and here's to mine:


Don't forget to send in those photos of your glorious Mustache on GameDay (tomorrow!!!):

Monday, August 30, 2010

[5 Days to Go] It's UConn Week!

Here's to hoping for a speedy week! No doubt you are pondering how to shape your stache come Saturday. Our rec: Handlebars are in this season.

Remember: email us your photos from GameDay to

Grow Blue!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

[9 Days to Go] Stache Out

Our series of honorable guest posts continues. Joining Misogopon is MS Paint Ninja, The Shredder of Midnight Maize.

Enter The Shredder:

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Now that's something we could get behind. Genius as always, Shreds.

And just cause, here's another Shredder classic -- Go, ninja, go ninja, go!

Monday, August 23, 2010

[12 Days to Go] Mustaches R People 2, Ya Know.

So... um, yeah. We were kinda absent last week. Here's the thing -- don't judge, ok? -- we have lives and families and work... so so much work. And sometimes, when forced with the harsh reality of our real-world obligations and penning a post for Mustaches for Michigan, the man under the beard, well he's gotta do what he's gotta do. Apologies...

But our beards still flourish!

Seriously, it's like a dammed jungle on our faces. I found a rare species of orchid that cures cancer in there. But, sadly, it was destroyed by poachers.

Theres' been a lot going on with the team. Woolfolk's injury; Tate's wings; panic; BTN Preview; birds and snakes and aeroplanes, Lenny Bruce is not afraid. And our team needs mustaches now more than ever. So continue that growth, sir. Despite our absence in posting, we are still growing mustaches for Michigan. And our faith in the power of the 'stache has never been stronger. Those whiskers on your upper lip, come September fourth, will unite with your fellow mustachers and send a current into the cosmos: each Mustache for Michigan gives our cause more strength -- we will be victorious against the Huskies! "Hail. Hail to the Victors!" says our mustaches. And goddammit, they're right.

If you were worried about our Defense (and we are too), check out Mouton's Beard. It's effing stout, man. That's very telling...

(HT: MGoBlog, of course)

Keep the faith, we'll see you in twelve days.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

[17 Days to Go] Mustaches Do A Body Good

“Got Milk?” remains one of the most famous advertising campaigns of all time.  Touting health benefits like building strong bones, preventing cavities, repairing muscles, and even maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails, there is just something about these ads that is irresistible.

But what is the real secret to their success?  You tell us.  Is it the Milk or the Mustache? 


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

[18 Days to Go] BabyStache Answers Revealed!

Thanks again to Misopogon, who heard the call of the Mustache and answered with the grace and wit which we have come to expect from a MMM  (Mustached Michigan Man).

If you've got post you'd like to submit, don't be shy.  Pick up those pens and put down those razors, then send them along to

Without further ado, here is the answer key to "Name That BabyStache:"

Monday, August 16, 2010

[19 Days to Go] Name That BabyStache

The first Guest Post of the 2nd Annual Mustaches for Michigan Movement is proudly presented here and written by Misopogon -- yes, that Misopogon of the Decimated Defense fame.

Enter Misopogon:

It takes more than a nice system, the best uniform in sports, and the biggest stadium in America to win championships, Big Ten or otherwise. There has always been one key ingredient for winning at football: talent for playing football.

This mystical "talent" comes from scouting 18-year-olds across the nation, then wooing them to enroll in your school with promises of free tuition and room and board* (and maybe the keys to any car in a Columbus dealership).

* Some schools not associated with the SEC may even honor these promises.

But recruiting is a bit of a crap-shoot. I mean, you're looking at 18-year-olds here. There are far too many instances of high school standouts becoming college flops, so much breeding-stock man-meat, so many specimens worthy of panting from grown men, who (the recruits) end up with school profiles reading "working hard to earn playing time." So how, really, can a program separate the men from the boys?

Well, sometimes there are early signs of greatness, metrics if you will. Like how fast he runs the 40-yard-dash in Faerie Dream World, or by measuring the total volume of salivation from camp attendees, or...I dunno guys, is there something about these kids that might hint there is potential for greatness beyond?

Maybe the signs are already there. Let's look at some Michigan men from before they were Michigan Men (TM), and see if we can spot anything that might suggest there's more to these guys than what excites Tom Lemming...

Of course, not every mustached high schooler ends up summarily awesome in college. From 2002 to 2009 I found five or six guys out of 40 with high school mustaches who weren't All-Americans, NFL players, All-Big Ten, or extremely valuable, or did not generally meet or exceed expectations.

Five or six....out of FORTY!

People: Imagine two recruiting classes (or one if you're Houston Nutt), in which you bring in 40 athletes, of whom all but five or six "pan out." Now imagine two entire recruiting classes with mustaches! That would be, like, a million Rose Bowls or something!

The recruiting sites can talk speed and statistics and prison abs till all of their five-stars 'go blue'**. But if you're looking for a features that will guarantee wins, take a cue from the winning-est school in college football history -- you know, the one that has painted a big maize mustache on its forehead for over 70 years: the secret to scouting is right under your nose.


** Lord willing

/ Misopogon

Check back tomorrow morning for the BabyStache answer sheet...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

[21 Days to Go] Umm... Sure?

The problem with increasingly inexpensive consumer camcorders, editing software, and the social networking culture of Facebook and Twitter is that everyone feels the need to express themselves -- nay, they feel a sense of entitlement. My voice is unique* and it deserves to be heard!

The upshot is for a low-traffic weekend post, we can type 'mustache' into the YouTube search bar and get this:

So, yeah, there ya go. Mustaches 'n stuff. How, um,  informative. Thanks redheaded YouTube girl wearing far too much eyeshadow!

*Who told you that? Your Mother! Man, you need to listen to Tyler Durden.