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.
Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon, playing for the Nojima Rise, lost their opener in X-League Division 1 action on Sunday 14-13 to the Obic Seagulls in Kawasaki, Japan.
The ex-Wolverine pair connected 10 times for 87 yards in the game including the first touchdown, which came on a quick slant late in the first half. On the play previous, Gardner was penalized 5 yards for throwing from beyond the LOS; he'd rolled out from the 3, and as he approached Seagull's DE Kevin Jackson he flipped the ball over his head to Gallon waiting in the end zone. Obviously disappointed, Gardner could be heard protesting, "No. No! No! No!" to no avail, as there is no instant reply in Japanese American football, and at such times Japanese officials are disinclined to remember whatever English they may have learned. Nojima went into halftime leading 7-0.
Midway through the drizzly 4th quarter on a QB draw Gardner leapt, was spun 270 degrees, yet scored the TD to take 13-7 lead. However the extra point was missed.
Obic's Jerry Neuheisal (yes, of THAT Neuheisal lineage), brought the Seagulls back to score and made it 14-13 with 3:26 left.
One eery reminder of things past occured on Nojima's next and last possession: on 2nd & long with Gardner running for his life, as he was being taken down, he tossed the ball to the side and slightly backwards. Obic was not able to recover the ball however. Gardner was hurt on the next play as he tried to scramble for the first down but was stopped a few yards short. His replacement also tried to run for the first down and was stopped short.
Gardner finished the day 21-37-1-1 and 290 yards passing and 25 yards rushing, including the first 1st down of the game. Neuheisal was 13-19 and 172 yards passing with two TDs and no interceptions for Obic.
Haven't heard much recentlly about the Battle @ Bristol Speedway but just drove thru TN and was thinking of it, the video has some actual shots...seems like its going to be a faraway view.
Personally I think its a sketchy attempt to steal the actual record in a stadium not designed for footballl, hence it should have an asterik (*) next to it. Other websites claim all tickets have been sold but I'll wait to see it before I believe it. Perhaps still mad about the '97 Heisman Trophy?
Undoubtedly this will get a little silly (as it does every year)...but for those who could questions to Harbaugh at the final presser before Saturday's game. What would you ask?
There are a number of reporters who scan MGoBlog, maybe your question will get asked?! (For those who take this thread seriously)
Also, what unanswered questions are you looking forward figuring out the answers to this weekend?
There was that thread yesterday about Harbaugh saying 10 freshmen could play.
Well, he listed more than 10 when asked by Brandstatter on tonight's Inside Michigan Football radio show. He named-
- Rashan Gary
- Devin Asiasi
- Chris Evans
- Khaleke Hudson
- Quinn Nordin
- Devin Bush
- Josh Uche
- Elysee Mbem-Bosse
- David Long
- Lavert Hill
- Ben Bredeson
- Eddie McDoom
- Nate Johnson