stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
My grandmother died a couple of months ago and it's sad, but she was a Michigan fan. So it's one less to listen to come November.I like comedy but this goes a bit far. Can't even say its typical!
Over at Eleven Warriors, there is an article entitled LINK: The Clucking Up North. The column is about Molk's comments dissing OSU Center Brewster, Wisconsin's Konz, and other comments from Michigan recruits. (Pipkins on Schutt, and Magnuson's tweet. (**** OSU. It doesn't matter who their coach is, we will continue to whip their ass, and enjoy doing it.)
While I don't care for Ohio, Byrnes has a point. Sometimes it is better to shut your mouth, and let your play on the field do the talking. In my way of thinking, Michigan's record against Ohio over the last 10 years doesn't warrant a lot of trash talking. Hoke gets this, and actually, he must have conveyed it to the team. The guys doing the yapping are either done (Molk) or haven't started yet (Magnuson, Pipkins, even Dymonte Thomas.)
When we have flipped things, and dominate Ohio for multiple years, I'll feel better about guys talking.
Ohio's 75 - 73 win against Northwestern last night keeps Michigan's Big 10 regular season title hopes alive.
EDIT: This isn't true, as graciously pointed out by several posters below. Michigan's title hopes depend on their winning out, and Ohio beating Michigan State Sunday.
It also makes the Michigan - Illinois, Michigan - Penn State and Ohio - Michigan State games this Sunday completely meaningful.
While I would prefer that Michigan control its own destiny fully, how can you not be pleased? To be in the running for a shared championship this year is stunning. It has been almost 30 years since Michigan had a Big 10 Basketball title.
The biggest question mark for me is Ohio. They barely won. Northwestern scored to tie the game with a little more than 7 seconds left, but Sullinger managed to pull out a win for Ohio with only 3 seconds left in the game. And Shurna's desperation three hit the front of the iron.
Ohio will have to play out of its mind on the road Sunday, and Michigan State will have to lay a stinker at home in order for Michigan, Ohio, and Michigan State to share the title.
Does Pomeroy re-calculate percentages of winning with each game? i.e., the computers gave Michigan a 15% chance of winning the Big 10 title yesterday. I assume that percentage goes up slightly with Ohio's victory last night. And would go up more with a Michigan victory tonight.
What the headline says.
University of Michigan men's lacrosse head coach John Paul announced in conjunction with his counterparts at Ohio State (Nick Myers) and Penn State (Jeff Tambroni) the establishment of the Creator's Trophy, which will be an annual award among the three Big Ten schools that sponsor men's lacrosse.
A team that earns a 2-0 record against the other programs will take ownership of the trophy each spring and have its name and the year inscribed. If all teams earn a 1-1 record then no team or year will be recorded on the trophy and it will reside with the most recent team to win it outright. Following each game, a player of the game from the winning team will be selected.
Ohio is a conference rival at the moment, but Penn State is not - they play in the CAA. But this essentially cements a nonconference game against PSU every year, as if we didn't mostly expect that already. A neat idea.
I would give Penn State a slight edge over Ohio this year, but it shouldn't be long before U-M is competitive with these two schools. I think by 2014 - the program's third year - we could be in contention for this thing.
I know there are a lot of other issues involved with Cicero releasing info and client confidentiality but, still... The board is saying he should have his license suspended for 6 months - hopefully he learns the Herbie lesson and realize that if you in any way condone anything negative about Central Akron State you will be punished/harrased.
This afternoon, as our children were playing in a park, I brought up to my cousin the story about Urban Meyer's recent press conference in which he plans to refer to Michigan as "That Team Up North". My cousin is a journalist, formerly a full-fledged sports journalist, and he currently writes for a major South Florida paper. He is a UFlorida graduate, and he actually broke the Urban Meyer Utah-to-Florida story for the Palm Beach Post. There is some discussion whether it was them or the Florida Times-Union who broke the story first. Nevertheless, he was able to break the story because he had become close to the Meyer family during the preceding month of his arrival at Florida, often dining with them in their home. He broke the story because Urban Meyer's wife called my cousin directly to tell him.
My cousin, as someone who sees Meyer as a liar (b/c he was also intimately involved in the media coverage during his tenure at Florida), says that the name change of a rival is a common theme for Meyer. He says that Meyer did it at Bowling Green, at Utah, and then again at Florida. Apparently Meyer chose FSU as the rival-du-jour, and just designated them with just a crimson bar on their schedule. So he sees this as Meyer stirring the pot of a rivalry, which he says is his MO. However, he doesn't believe he called a press conference at any of his other stops. Also, he thinks (as most of us do) that Meyer saw the writing on the wall with Saban/Alabama dominating the next several years of the SEC and bolted.
I just thought this information, from someone who closely followed Meyer since his leaving Utah, would be interesting to the Board.