Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
LivingSocial (a groupon type outfit) is offereing a deal today (Sept 1) to join the Maxwell Club (the group that awards the Maxwell Award) as a silver member for $42. You get the chance to vote for the Maxwell and other postseason awards they give in addition to the chance to attend the awards banquet. I thought that was pretty cool as I didn't know that basically anyone can join these groups and vote for the awards.
Mods, please delete if this is too commercial. I hesitated on posting it since someone else makes money from it. However, I thought it was a pretty cool deal that some might be interested in.
I created a quick onnline survey in hopes that you all will take about 30 seconds of your time to fill it out when you are able. I'm curious as to how many MGoMembers plan on attending at least one game this year compared to their age and distance from the Big House, in particular. I think the results will be interesting and I plan on publishing them in a Diary entry some time after everyone has time to take the survey. Link? Link:
Thanks in advance for participating.
Sorry in advance to those that get annoyed by survey solicitations (I'm usually one of those people but I love MGoSurveys for some reason).
SI's Peter King wrote an interesting story for the NFL issue about hybrid/multiple front defenses, and how teams are confusing the hell out of opposing offenses with various fronts and attacks.It's very on-topic considering Michigan has an NFL defensive coordinator.
The stars of the article are Sean Payton and Rex Ryan, Mattison's predecessor in Baltimore.
Many teams have started doing what Rex Ryan did as coordinator for the Ravens and now does as Jets coach—flood one gap or blocker with two, three or even four defensive linemen or linebackers. That challenges a quarterback to change his protection call to keep more blockers in. On one play in that 2009 Jets-Saints game, New York showed a heavy rush on the left side; Brees kept a running back in to block ... and at the snap the Jets dropped a lineman and a linebacker from the group into coverage, negating Brees's protection call. "They rushed four but ate up six of our guys," Payton said. "They were able to double two of our receivers without leaving anyone open."
Lots of good things in this article.
On the second page of this PDF file, you can find the coverage map for saturday's game vs. WMU. For those of you who still do not have cable on the east coast, it looks like you are out of luck, as the game will be on ESPN 2
Edit: New for 2011, all reverse mirror games will be broadcast in HD. No more SD only games for this year.