Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Cam Chambers announcing today. Here's to Ohio people saying that Urban didn't want him and MSU people wondering why no one wants to play for them.
The 1984 game is a great, treasured piece of college football history.
And it has as much to do with the history of the Big Ten as the Wars of the Roses have to do with the history of the United States. Pity, too--I would have loved studying 15th-Century Plantagenet feuds in AP US History in high school. No beef with Maryland, but this seems a bit hard to adjust to.
We always have a league of guys from the board compete for bragging rights.. and have some spots left on yahoo site...Who is in ?
Couple of interesting bits:
One of those challenges is the freedom to change offensive line protection schemes. One offseason emphasis from Nussmeier has been to call plays quickly, allowing the offense to break the huddle and get to the line of scrimmage with plenty of available time.
With that time, Nussmeier wants Gardner to evaluate the opposing defense and assure that the offensive line is correctly assigned.
“He’s given me the opportunity to protect myself before the play starts,” Gardner said. “If I see something the offensive line might not see, I can make the change to make sure I’m protected.”
Was that an option a year ago?
“Not as much, no.”
It sounds like two of the (related) things we've been clamoring for are going to become reality this year. A) Gardner having some more freedom to audible at the line and B) getting out of the huddle and to the line fast enough to have time to make those changes. At the moment, only protection scheme is mentioned, but reading between the lines, I wonder if Gardner will have more freedom to check out of plays as well.