to play football, not to play trumpet
It looks like March 10th at the Las Vegas NASCAR race will be the final flyover at a sporting event, at least until the end of September, due the the sequestration budget cuts that trim training hours. It's too bad, as it serves as a reminder of the sacrifice that some make to provide the freedom for thousands of people to gather and root on their favorite teams. Hopefully they will be back in the near future.
Mod Edit: no nice things. [zl]
Edit: Sorry, wasn't trying to cause controversy or make this political, just thought it was an interesting topic that would be noticed by people who attend outdoor sporting events.
Here's an interesting Rivals article (link). Highlights!
- Obviously: OSU and Michigan have the best recruiters. You probably know all about Michigan's body of work, but OSU was admittedly impressive in Texas and Georgia. They secured the #1 Texan and took a 4 star running back wanted by Texas/Oregon. They also beat out 'Bama and Georgia for a 5 star Georgian linebacker.
- Also expected: Fred Jackson's recruiting prowess in Detroit is like Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, but cleaner (This is almost not an exaggeration.)
- Greg Mattison's work all over the country gets mentioned. He's credited for securing Poggi from the Crimson Temptress, but you probably knew that already.
- I think Indiana's continued recruiting successes are the most noteworthy. They pulled a couple 4 star prospects from the Hoosier State--but also a 4 star out of Georgia. Indy raiding the SEC is pretty wild.
- Jerry Montgomery didn't make the list. These things probably vary by year, and I don't think it's a strong indication of anything in particular, but it's a relevant omission for Michigan fans.
- Frosting should come in two varieties: Chuck E. Cheese-style and the kind made with cream cheese. Also, all pie crusts should be made of graham crackers.
Per Kyle Meinke, the Athletic Department has sent out a flier detailing which Block M's are and aren't right. A lot of people here knew about the Split M, but here's the official guide.
Not every block M was created equal. What is and isn't approved, per the U twitter.com/kmeinke/status…— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) February 28, 2013
What's funny is that Yost and Crisler have "incorrect" Block M's
I'm not sure how many people read the conversation we had last week (this week?) about sexual orientation and employment with the NFL, but a report from this week sheds light on that:
Prospects Nick Kasa, TE from Colorado, Le'Veon Bell (yes, that one), and our own Denard Robinson stated in interviews that they were asked, essentially, whether they were gay or straight during the combine. The NFL is going to investigate at least one team, and it stated that league policy is that sexual orientation should not be considered in the hiring process. The NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement also prohibits such discrimination, and the NFLPA may conduct its own investigation into what happened at the combine.
The NFL also said, “Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws,” though I'm not sure how much we can apply a generic statement like that to this situation.
Anyway, this furthers what I thought was an interesting discussion and has nothing to do with the basketball team. I also realize the flammability of this topic, but we did okay last time.
After last night we could all use a pick me up. So, there are...
...days until Michigan Football begins it's run to a 14-0 season.