mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Rivals released its initial Rivals 250 for the class of 2014. Michael Ferns is a 4-star.
Here's a list of Michigan offerees on the list:
I was feeling a little verklempt this morning, thinking about Denard's final two games, and hoping he gets to play his last one in the Big House this weekend. I found this video on Youtube, and it's all Denard. If someone wants to embed this, that would be great.
Last week certainly simplified things. The leaders are done and in the legends we're left with:
- Iowa 84%
- Ohio State 38%
- Minnesota 91%
- Iowa 83%
- 2-0 32%
- 1-1 58%
- 0-2 10%
- 2-0 76%
- 1-1 22%
- 0-2 2%
Probability of winning the division: Nebraska 91%, Michigan 9%. That may sound grim but I'll bet it's a lot better than Mathlete's odds of winning on Saturday after NW got that last first down.
For what it's worth, Nebraska would be a one-point favorite over Wisconsin and Wisconsin would be favored by two over Michigan. At Sagarin Nebraska would be favored by half a point and M/W would be a toss-up.
Since we are giving out Legends' Jersey Patches this late in the season to seniors like Kovacs, what say we give Roy Roundtree the #1 jersey for the last three games of his career (maybe four if something crazy happens)? Is it an insult to Desmond and the 21 patch to do so?
I'm always baffled by fans who walk out of games early when the result is still very much in doubt. Saturday after the Cats made their first down with a little under 3:30 to play, I started looking around and sure enough I see hordes of folks making for the exits. After all the miracles Michigan has pulled off over the years, why would you leave when hope still lives? Granted our odds of winning at that point were less than shitty, but I was pretty certain we'd get the ball back and we'd have a chance to run a play or two and I was going to stick around to see those plays.
Myself, I've only bailed out of one game early because I had to go to dinner with my future in-laws and that game was the 2008 Toledo game, so it proved fortuitous to not be around for the end of that.
So I put it to the masses; anyone want to cop to bailing out of a game early because you were convinced it was over only to miss a glorious finish? How much of an ass did it make you feel like when you're in your car listening to the finish on the radio and realizing, "I could've been there for that....damnit."
Made another every run/pass play for DG this week, sans hiccups (except for first Gallon pass) and extraneous Rawls runs.