Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
The Penn State Nike Camp recently finished up. Michigan is recruiting a number of the big names in attendance, including camp co-MVPs Dorin Dickerson and Myron Rolle, QB Jeremy Ricker, and Woodland Hills CB Darrin Walls.
There's an informative article on the WPIAL guys like Dickerson and Walls up at PittsburgLive. Dickerson played the entire camp at wide receiver, which was news to me--I was under the impression he was a linebacker recruit--and tested in the "freak athlete" range. Apparently he's not bad catchin' the ball, too. Michigan will probably take him at either WR or LB. Walls did not test as well as Dickerson, running a 4.6 40, but played well in drills. He and Rolle are Michigan's top CB targets... both are good possibilities.
It is a rich tradition of many half-assed sportswriters to write jaunty columns full of specialized jargon of origins unknown. This document is here to clear up mgoblog's unfortunate predilection for this vice.
Acker (v): To do something so mindbogglingly badly that people wonder whether you should be mercy-killed. Origin of term. Sentence: "Boy, Jim Herrmann sure ackered the Ohio State and Texas games."
Hulkster (n.) - an offensive lineman, esp. one who is extremely good or suspected of being on steroids and having silly facial hair. Example: Kyle Turley. Origin of term. Sentence: "Returning hulkster Jake Long should be an All-American candidate by the end of the year."
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IBFC has turned it up a notch. He's taken it to the next level. He's giving 110% percent, and taking it one game at a time. In a stunning piece of skullduggery, he's managed to get INSIDE THE FORT(!) and procure an interview with embattled genius Jim Herrmann. All right, all right... a completely fictional interview with Jim Herrmann. But it's awesome.
Both teams played hard.
I point out Terry Foster's new blog for various reasons.
First, he nicknamed himself "the Truth, " which is totally unfair. You can't nickname yourself, and you certainly can't nickname yourself "the Truth" unless you're a boxer or streetball legend.
Second... good God! It's like a beautiful trainwreck over there. Blackened shards of sentences have buried themselves into the surroundings, blown free from grace and elegance by tremendous forces that render the shrapnel, well, humorous. I mean, sure, I'll throw something up with the occasionally wince-worthy typo. My sentences will have some clunk to them on occasion. But I head over to Foster's new home and I see paragraphs without spaces between them, the word "pixie" spelled "pixy," and this goofy little passage:
All of a sudden you have a Philly team that did not believe, thinking it can win at The Palace. It is a can of worms you do not want to deal with.
Hurray for extraneous commas! Hurray for sentences that sound like a robot attempting to master hoonam slang!
HELLO CARL. WE ARE TO TALK THE SLANG. IT IS A CAN OF WORMS YOU DO NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH. I WILL EXECUTE THE WHOOP-ASS ON YOUR ASSOCIATED PROCESSES. DIVIDE BY ZERO ERROR!!! NULL REFERENCE EXCEPTION!!! I AM DYING I AM DYING. WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME CRUEL MASTER?
It's just so... so... bloggy, in the pejorative sense of the word. Bloggy in the precious 14-year-old on Livejournal sense, the "you are such an amateur" sense. I'm shocked, because I actually thought his column was one of the better ones in the News/Free Press. Now I come to find that a team of editors was probably working overtime to correct his broke-ass prose. (Foster's column got axed recently. ("Axed" as in cut, Foster. No, I'm not asking you anything.))
Well, that's great... good job, Brian. Now you get to put a checkmark next to Terry Foster on your "Detroit Sports media who hate you" list, assuming that he reads this (highly unlikely).
More offseason basketball stat wonkery on the way.
I note with shame that I have not been writing on the Pistons as promised. I hope to repair this failing by pointing out "The Pistons," a fledgling blog about... uh... The Pistons.
Pros of "The Pistons":
Cons of "The Pistons":
- Orange and black color scheme is probably radioactive
- The guy who writes it is Canadian
- Insert joke about Canadian dollar here
- Insert joke about being eaten by bears here
- This is all very postmodern
Worth a visit, it is.