Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber was one of the midwest's most intriguing storlyines on National Signing Day. Most fans know the story by now: Weber was originally a Wolverine pledge before decommitting last fall before committing to UM's perennial bully, Ohio State.
And then Jim Harbaugh, Super Bowl loser, descended from the NFL heavens. Would Mike Weber flip to Michigan? According to Michigan media members with subscriptions to push, that answer was "oh hell yeah, brother."
So, it was of no surprise yesterday when a lot of Michigan fans woke up feeling good about their chances. In fact, thanks to 11W reader BuckNutChicago, we now have a capsule of how at least one Michigan Man viewed the affair:
Mmmmmmmmm, that's the stuff.
Allow me to break this "comic" down for my Buckeye brethen who may be too simple to understand: Michigan fans, represented by the milquetoast #dad wearing a hat and a hoodie, would be cool and chill if Weber went to Ohio State.
On the other side of the equation is us, Ohio State fans, who are dumb, bad, have messed up teeth, and spend 80% of our disposable income on tattoos — which are also dumb and bad. We're also obese, which... well, you get the point.
Since we now know where Weber ended up, let's turn to Twitter to see how that milquetoast dad actually reacted to being spurned by a #teen:
@mikeweber25 says he picked Ohio partly bec M got a 3* RB commit today. No competition at Ohio?! Good luck.— Tracy Withey (@TDub_19) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 good for you on making ur own decision. Clearly not a Michigan Man if your worried about competition at RB in ur own class— DRosenthal (@theReal_D_Rose) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 you're soft and afraid to man up.— Brian Kinne (@BKWolverine) February 4, 2015
(Brian Kinne even looks like a living embodiment of the dad from the Michigan Man comic.)
Mike Weber decides on OSU, contributing factor is that Michigan signs Higdon. I'd love to have Weber but I wonder...#Competition— Carl Embry (@BigCbo94) February 4, 2015
@Balas_Wolverine Chris Clark and Mike Weber scared of competition. That's what Harbaugh is all about!— Cornelius Maximus (@cee_dee_jakes) February 4, 2015
Fuck you Mike Weber— Won Ton Tade (@T_Reckz) February 5, 2015
@mikeweber25 enjoy the bench fam— Anthony DeGalbo (@italia_ad) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 from Detroit and picks OSU.... Smh— Joe Borghese (@JoeBorghese1) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 congrats on losing all your friends— Nick Beery (@beerynick25) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25: I'm a loser too harsh on yourself bro— Dave Rushlow (@d_rushlow) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 You suck ass have fun bench player— Mike Weber (@NotMikeWeber) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 "I have a really good relationship with Zeke Elliott. "He told me he's leaving after this year." Scared to compete to play?— Thomas Troyer (@Troyergun36) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 that's unfortunate— Andrew (@AndrewMeehan30) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 congrats Michigan boy going to stand on the sidelines to watch Elliott carry the ball— Janet Wines (@JSWcoolmom) February 4, 2015
ih8osu@goblue (@goblueforce) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 scrub— Michael Varlese (@michaelvarlese) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 nooo your a bad decision maker.— Daniel Turner (@dangoblue33) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 nice bio... You made the wrong choice— BT (@bilaltaleb23) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 you should've gone to Michigan you scumbag— Dave Rushlow (@d_rushlow) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 just put a huge target on his back— Gregory Wallace (@greg_wally) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 hairless buckeye nut— Scott Underwood (@374Scott) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 you're a disappointment.— Brendan Hall (@BrendanIsTheGuy) February 4, 2015
*throws HAZMAT suit into a dumpster behind the nearest Papa John's* Wow, I tell ya... that really makes you think, especially after being told, by a Michigan Man, that Michigan Men are above this kind of petty abuse. (And this is all stuff people are comfortable putting on social media. Imagine what Weber's dealing with in real life.)
But don't fret, Michigan fans, you weren't 100% embarrassed on the day. Allow some of your more sensible fans to show your idiots how it's done:
@mikeweber25 I'm a UM fan but I have admired your play for years. Rep the D down there in Columbus. Great job!— Norton Spencer (@Bignort34) February 4, 2015
@mikeweber25 I'm a big Michigan fan, but also a Detroiter. Congratulations on getting a full-ride scholarship to OSU. Now make Detroit proud— Rick Sperling (@RickMosaic) February 4, 2015
In the mean time, I'll be over here drinking this tea until the spring game.