[Please forgive our tardiness with this monthly feature, but we simply got caught up in the Rose Bowl, and then carrying on a bit afterwards. Sorry about that. Not really!]
Still, it's time to announce the "chUMp-of-the-month" for December 2013. Before identifying the winner, let's give discredit where discredit is due, and mention the runner-up.
How about BRADY HOKE, the guy who claims a broken foot is actually a case of "turf-toe". Forget the donuts and the headsets and the assistant coaches and all of that stuff, what about outright LYING TO THE PUBLIC? Devin Gardner was on crutches, in a walking-boot, and not practicing for weeks, but Hoke kept telling everybody it was all due to a case of "turf-toe". Then, practically at the last second before the bowl game, word comes out that Gardner broke his foot against Ohio State. In other words, not turf-toe. So it's fair now to say that Brady Hoke is a big fat liar.
But Hoke still finishes second to the man-boy who has earned the dishonor in true Michigan style - - - by mouthing off endlessly, regardless of circumstances, about how great they all are who wear the yellow and blue. The December 2013 "chUMp-of-the-month" is..........
Mister Big Pretty Boy ended the month by losing to Ohio STATE at home and then carrying on about how nothing matters pretty much at all except for "being Michigan". Okay, ugh, what a doofus. Like we haven't heard all that claptrap before.
But it turns out that Mister Bloody Forehead decided to meet up with a few Buckeyes after the game, as in, way-y-y-y-y-y after the game. Like after midnight, the first day of December. Not actual players, mind you, just some fans of Brutus. And he might just have beaten one or two of them up. Maybe a little stomping. He might have had some police protection. Then he went ahead and played in the bowl game. That Hoke is such a strict disciplinarian!
Either way, the Ann Arbor Police Department is conducting a formal investigation into whether or not Taylor Lewan did, in fact, commit assault on December 1, 2013. And that's enough to earn "chUMp-of-the-month".
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