Below is a video on ESPN.com with Jessie Palmer talking about Michigan.
I would like to see a Big Ten Championship but I am not sure that will happen this year.
Late-night MgoBlog topic time!
So, you are walking down the streets of AA, when you notice an old, dusty water bottle lying on the sidewalk. You pick it up and shine off the dust, after all, who can't use another water bottle? The bottle starts emitting an odd smoke from the top, which forms into a genie who bears a striking resemblance to Tim Donaghy. He tells you he can grant you one of 4 wishes involving sports this week.
1. A Michigan win over state
2. A Tigers win in either Robertson or Bonine's start
3. A Lions win against the Bears
4. A Prather commitment to the Wolverines
He explains that your choice will not affect the other 3 outcomes, only guarantee a positive result in that one. Which matters most to you? Which are you least confident in?
I would have to go with a Michigan win over MSU. College football is so crazy, I don't want to risk seeing that bastard Dantonio have even an ounce of happiness this year. I wanna watch him squirm, I want to watch RichRod put his foot on his throat and stomp the life out of that son of a bitch.
Okay, so I decided to stop being lazy and post my thoughts here (neg me if you want). I understand a lot of people, especially here, are sick of hearing this. But, as long as it is in the "news" it's still news. I am going to post my thoughts about a recent FreeP article as I typed it in my minor fit rage" (please excuse the typing errors):
"I have sat back and watch this story unfold, just knowing that it would go away. But, once again the FreeP has failed the general public. The FP continues to publish biased, off-based 'non'-news. First off, I am a former Division-I football player. I played and started many games for a Top 25 program. We won 2 Bowl Games while I was in school. With that I know exactly what it takes to play and be successful on the that lever. In addition, I also know the rules. I know that as a player there were many days that felt like we were at the Stadium ALL DAY...especially Sundays. A regular Sunday goes something like this...lift at noon (about 1 hour of actual lift time), meet at 2 (yes, it takes about 3 hours to watch the entire a game film), go to practice probably at 6 (quick practice about 1 hour only to get legs going again, walk through for upcoming week, and run for the errors in the game), dinner at 7:30 or 8 (home by close to 9 or 10). Yes, for 4 years I watched no NFL!
(cont.) But, I didn't care...I was winning football games! Now, that seems like a long day, but only a few of those hours actually count towards the weekly limits. As for off-season conditioning program, I can't think of one big-time University that wasn't not required to be there in the summer. In fact, I have dozens of friends that played college ball (yes, it's a small circle) and all had to be at there respective schools during the summer months. When my friends that played at UM would tell me that they could work out on their own, it was unbelievable (about 4 years ago). As players we would joke and call the reuirements "MANDATORY, non-mandatory". Yes, they always made sure to explain to us that everything was non-mandatory, but at the same time we knew it wasn't. Why? B/C, we wanted to be good, we were accountable to our teammates, our parents, our fans, and most importantly our university. In addition, we were refused to be out-worked. Heck yes, we did a lot of things
(cont)...that would be virtually unbearable to the average student, fan, out-of-touch news reporter, and 2nd rate scholarship athlete looking for a free ride. As a great coach used to say to me, "There is no such thing as free ride." College football should be taken as and treated as a full-time job. A scholarship equates up over $40,000 per year for many of these athletes.
I have so much more to say, but I sick of typing. I only hope that no one here is ignorant enough to think that RR is running a unethical program, b/c he EXPECTS (not require) his players to put in hard work. That is a sign of a good program. Some of his past players said it best, "The workouts aren't mandatory, but neither is playing time." Those who are there and putting in the work the coaches tell them that they should do if they want to be the best player that can, will be the ones you see Saturday afternoons playing and the ones walking across that big stage in April!
So, Sporcle is pretty much one of my favorite places to waste time on the internet that does not explain offensive philosophy with rock paper scissors analogies. Anyway, beginning today, Sporcle allowed users to create their own quizzes with their own content. So with this in mind, I present to you my first Sporcle quiz creation, Michigan Football Coaches since 1901.
And if you're good with that, then try my NCAA Hockey Champions quiz.
Angel was on WTKA's Michigan Insider this morning talking Michigan football and plugging her new book 100 Things Michigan Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.
Has anyone out there picked up a copy? Is there a good deal of substance in the book or is it heavy on the list and light on the background and detail?
As the owner of No.9 Hamburgers, I wanted to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone that stops by our burger stand on the way to the game. I also wanted to say THANK YOU for waiting in line patiently. We love cooking for you guys!