to play football, not to play trumpet
If you're much of a Michigan hockey fan, you know Chris Brown. He hits hard, takes penalties galore and sometimes makes the CCHA Play of the Year by undressing the Miami (NTM) captain.
The Daily deployed its Massive Profile Machine on Brown today, and it's a good one:
The click of cowboy boots follows Chris Brown everywhere. Find him in any sort of weather — rain, snow, sun — and he’s wearing those boots, trudging through the long Michigan winters wearing something that was intended for a climate more than a thousand miles south.
Around Ann Arbor, he drives a massive black pick-up truck with Texas license plates slapped on it, a not-so-subtle reminder of the Division-I hockey player’s transplanted background.
And there is the music he listens to before games, so different than the hip-hop and electronic beats that usually flow in the locker rooms of Yost Ice Arena. Chris prefers country artists like Kenny Chesney and The Casey Donahue Band, whose most popular song is called “White Trash Story.”
As Brian said earlier this week, March means massive Daily profiles, and the second one came out yesterday. This one's on Mac Bennett's music-making.
(Berenson) turned to Bennett.
“What are you studying, Mac?”
“I think I’m going to major in musicology,” Bennett offered.
Then he caught Berenson’s stare.
Bennett’s major, outrageously different from his coach’s business degree, took about 10 seconds for Berenson to process. And when he finally did, he didn’t mince words.
“What the hell is that?”
And here's the profile that went up earlier in the week on Luke Glendening: LINK
Just getting the word out...
But there seems to be a lot of tickets still available for the Mich/BGSU game Friday and Saturday. I will be heading down on saturday night. I know BGSU is the doormat of the CCHA but $20 after taxes and fees seems decent for center ice tickets if your in the area.
BC's OT winner last night vs. Boston Univ in the finals of the Beanpot had a negative impact on UM's pairwise standing. The win allowed BC to move ahead of UM in the RPI - which broke a tie with Michigan and thus won a comparison. Long story short, UM is tied for 5th with UMass-Lowell for 5th (a #2 Seed in NCAA's).
Bottom line, take care of business vs. NMU this weekend and the RPI should raise back up. If you are interested, here is the current Pairwise Ranking.
According to mlive.com - here's the LINK. Michigan Stadium will hold the 2013 Winter Classic. Yes, we know it's been coming, but it is now official The NHL will announce tomorrow.
Also learned in this link above is the GLI will be played outdoors at Comerica Park. So, Michigan Hockey will now play outdoors AGAIN....
I think I'll wear my David Harlock game worm Toronto Maple Leafs sweater to the game. He was afterall the first 3-time Captain at UM....
BTHC looks to be changing the conference tournament from campus sites to a neutral site, single elimination tournament...in Minnesota.
As Brian has pointed out in the past, Wisconsin's bitching for no legitimate reason probably has a lot do with this. While in the old format, the #2 seed kind of gets screwed, the campus site idea was unique and also seriously rewards the regular season winner which is always a good thing. This now allows for one team to have a horrid regular season, and to get hot for three games to get in the NCAA Tournament. At least in the current CCHA format, you have two rounds of best of three series to really make you earn the birth at Joe Louis. There have not been too many teams stealing bids.
Also, of course this goes into Minnesota and Wisconsin's back yard. Why at least try to center it in Chicago where its a decent drive for everyone? Its much better to screw the fan bases of Michigan, MSU, OSU, and PSU. (say what you want about each school's fan base and how they travel *cough OSU, MSU cough*, but the ones who would have gone, might not drive 11 hours to the Xcel Energy Center) Here is another crazy stupid idea...rotate it between venues so its close for each fan base at some point.
This is bull shit, but I can't say that I am totally surprised.