this may be of some local interest
Please be kind, I rarely post.
The Florida HS season starts Saturday, I have the Venice v. Plant game. Which got me thinking, is there a way for me to know who we are targeting in the greater Tampa/Sarasota area for 2017/2018? Then if I have them and am able to observe their play I could offer some thoughts on the player.
I am not invested in this enough to purchase recruiting paywall content, just hoping for a lazy/easy way to be superficially involved.
I get 3 IMG games this year also, I enjoy these as they are all at night (cooler) and on local TV with big-time out of state programs.
Usually as a pre-season ritural, I go back into the mgoblog archives and find some of my favorite articles. I re-read the "best and worst of the decade' article from 2010 recently, and I was wondering, which plays from 2010-2015 will probably show up on a "best of" and "worst of" list come 2020?
"Best of" -- I'm thinking...
Denard's 90-yarder against Notre Dame
Denard completing a long pass to Junior Hemmingway with a guy draped around his leg.
Jeremy Gallon cloaking device
Jehu Chesson goes bowling for Domers
Jehu Chesson sets the Florida DB's pants on fire
Deveon Smith teleporting through the pile of bodies to run for a TD against BYU
Stuffing Minnesota on the 1-yard line at the end of the 2015 game.
Hopefully, many more to come in the next four years. Denard deserves so much more but you can only have so many 50+ yard runs on the list.
"Worst of", unfortunately, has a lot of candidates...
That horrible pass play against PSU in 2010 where J.T. Floyd gets completely turned around
Gardner's pick six against ND
Gardner's pick six against Akron
Gardner's QB sneak fumble against UConn
The 10-man punt TD against Utah
2015 MSU -- duh
The failed 2-point conversion against OSU
Vincent Smith's pass getting intercepted by ND
The failed 4th down conversion against MSU in the trash tornado game.
The South Carolina QB spinning out of a Jibreel Black sack attempt that would have put South Carolina into third and very long.
What else could be on the list when all is said and done?
...days until Amani Toomer really sees the force that Michigan football is turning into.
He started his career at Michigan in 1992 and played for the Wolverines until 1995. As a backup to Mercury Hayes in 1994, Amani broke Jack Clancy's single-season Michigan record for receiving yards (1,096). He caught fifty-four passes with an average of twenty yards. His average for the season was ninety-four yards per game. He was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 1994 and earned All-Big Ten. As a senior in 1995, he was still really awesome, but defenses tended to focus more on him due to said awesomeness, which allowed Hayes to get more open and touches.
The Giants selected Amani in the second round of the 1996 draft. He set a Giants' record with an eighty-seven yard punt return for a touchdown against the Bills. Later that season, he tore his ACL and missed the remaining games. Amani became a Super Bowl champion in 2008 (the 2007 season). His last season was in 2008. Amani signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs in 2009, but was later cut from the team. In 2011, he joined MSG Varsity's coverage of "Friday Night Football. THen in 2012, he joined NBC Sports Radio to co-host with Dan Schwartzman of "Going Deep with Amani & Dan."
Someone PLEASE make the days go faster.
In preparation for the upcoming season, I reserved a spot on one of the Michigan Stadium and Crisler Center tours this week. It is really a pretty incredible value at only $20 per person for a 2 hour tour of both facilities. Here is a link if you are interested in getting more information or making your own reseration:
Consider this the official 2016 stadium tour story thread. Anybody have any "Cool Story Bro" moments from one of these tours? We are taking my 89yo grandpa (lifelong Michigan fan...grew up listening to Harmon play on the radio). He is able to walk, but we'll probably use a wheelchair to help him keep up. Is the tour pretty wheelchair accessible? Any recommendations or things that you wish you would have known ahead of time?
Go Blue and thanks for the tips!
Counterstrike guy here again. I've taken a break from counterstrike since Jordan Fuller let my video game source and I down by not committing to UofM. But now I'm back and playing Overwatch.
This offseason has felt incredibly drawn out, especially the last month or so. I know it's < three weeks to go till football, but it seems like forever.
Question -- which offseason was the most painstakingly slow for you?