I GET IT
Per ESPN, Gene Smith favors the concept that Michigan and Ohio should be in the same Division, nothing new for Mgoblogers. Not locked in stone, but leaning in that direction as DB feels similarly.
Smith said he has had informal discussions with Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon about the two teams being in the same division and that both sides were open to the idea. In an email to ESPN.com, Brandon said, "I would certainly not be opposed to being in the same division as OSU if it was in the best interest of our conference. I look forward to the discussion with my colleagues and our conference leadership."
"Going into the meetings, we would be leaning toward being in the same division," Smith said. "But there might be something that comes up in the [AD meetings] that could change our minds."
Let's get the W tonight, last time we will play Alaska in the regular season. Starting lineup for the night Copp-Treais-Hyman, Trouba-Merrill, Janecyk.
Hello, again, MGoBloggers! It's been an interesting December, full of highs and pitfalls - cliffs, if you will. One thing has been steady and true - the basketball team continues to win. To help aid in the process of defining one's life's worth through wins and losses, I've created another "calendar" wallpaper. This one is for, as the title suggests, the January slate of Michigan basketball. Before a bunch of curmudgeons (you know who you are) point it out, this is obviously not the whole team being featured. This is who I believe should be the starting crew the rest of the way. If you don't like it, well that's, like, your opinion, man. Anyway, I hope you like it. As always, constructive criticism and/or requests are welcome, as I'm always looking for new ideas to continue to hone my relatively primitive Adobe skills.
Mobile (iPhone, etc)
NOTE: Mobile version will come as I get time. Maybe tonight if I get a bout of insomnia - who knows?
EDIT: I took the easy way out for the mobile version for now. I'll ask forgiveness later, but it'll do until I can put some real effort into an alternative mobile version.
Grantland writer Shane Ryan gave Michigan high praise in his rundown of the weekend's games to watch:
5. Arkansas at no. 3 Michigan — Saturday, noon, CBS
Between the emergence of exciting freshman Nik Stauskas and the brilliant guard play of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan has quietly become appointment viewing. I like to gripe about their slow pace sometimes, but watching John Beilein's offense presents a rare case in which even a pacist like me can appreciate the execution. I'm still not sure it's the best option for a team of great athletes (the Wolverines are 327th in the nation in tempo), but it's hard to argue with the efficiency. And to be totally fair, they're one of the few slowdown teams that are actually enjoyable to watch. I might live to regret this, but if I had to pick a title team at this exact moment , Michigan would be my tentative choice.
I think he makes a good point in that such a talented, athletic team should probably not play so few possessions, but nevertheless the efficiency is nothing to scoff at. It's great to have a team that writers are now considering appointment viewing and a legitmate national title contender!
How are you dealing with your grief?
What happened today is depressing. My solution is to work out. Maybe do some cardio, watching Chizik get embarassed for the last time (guilty pleasure).
Finish work out in time to hopefully watch USC beat Notre Dame. It would make me feel better.
It's the best I can do.
This day can be depressing. Good luck coping everyone.
Partly cloudy, 34 degrees, dry but kind of windy, man.
Is this bad?
Columbus weather forecast Saturday: http://tinyurl.com/b35cgth