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.
Yet another watch list as football season slowly creeps closer. This time it is the Bronco Nagurski Award for the nation's most outstanding defensive player.
Countess included with Clark and Ryan this time.
The link includes all of the watchlists that have been released so far.
All the usual caveats apply - it is one guy's opinion, yada yada Baltimore defense won him a Super Bowl, yada yada what does he know, yada yada loud mouth, yada yada it's from an evil newspaper so don't click on the link then complain.
That said, I was unaware how into baseball young Malzone is and Dilfer seems to think he has not been able to put as much time into football due to the baseball; and the throwing motion of baseball is a bit of an issue for throwing a football.
Again, see all caveats:
- “He’s a hypercompetitive kid, a great learner, tough kid mentally and a guy that really has some unique leadership qualities,” said Trent Dilfer, the ESPN pro football analyst and Elite 11 leader. “He’s such a good baseball player that he’s played a lot of baseball, so he’s behind a little bit in the quarterback training. ...
- “When you put him in an environment like this where it’s really fast and great athletes around you and every little microsecond of timing matters, there’s been some inconsistencies. His good is extremely good. His bad has been bad at times, and he’ll be the first to tell you that.”
- One challenge for Malzone, who will be a senior this fall, is to rid himself of some baseball throwing habits. “It’s just an adjustment,” Dilfer said. “They’re both rotational movements. Obviously, the football throwing motion is much more compact than the baseball throwing motion. ... In baseball you have more time, so those long moving parts create more speed, which is good. In football, you want less moving parts — limited movements is the term we use — and with limited movements, you’ll find more consistency.”
I thought the pilot episode was pretty exciting. Was hoping to see Brock Mealer a bit more, but I'm sure they will save that for another episode. Looks like they led with Richard Sherman to drive ratings.
I felt the show was pretty interesting despite not showing much. Tough to do when everything happens in a gym. But the bits with Mrs. Babcock were cool and it was also nice to see the former U-M players, Brandon Graham, David Molk, Vlad Emilien and Carson Butler who stole the show with his catch on Sherman.
What did everyone else think? Will you be watching again? Will you be making the trek to Plymouth to lift until you puke?
This fall I'm traveling to Rutgers and possibly Notre Dame for away games. I've already been to Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Penn State, Iowa, and Minnesota (metrodome), and Arlington for the Alabama game. I want to travel to all of the big ten football stadiums and am getting close to doing that. So far my favorite away stadium was PSU and my favorite drive was probably a tie between the Minnesota and PSU. Has anyone else attempted this feat before? Which were your favorite/least favorite stadiums and drives?