Desmond Howard reached a settlement with the photographer of his Heisman Trophy pose after his punt return TD against Ohio State. The photographer will transfer the copyright over to Howard in exchange for a cut of the financial benefits from its future use. The photographer's lawsuit against the other defendants for the photo's unauthorized use still remains. Good for Desmond.
Matthew Stafford recently got engaged to his longtime (HOT) girlfriend. The ring he bought her is gigantic. This impacts the salary cap as Stafford has requested to restructure for more upfront money in the form of a signing bonus in order to pay for this extravagant ring.
she might need an assistant to help her carry around her left hand from now on.
That's for sure.
Born April 1, 1929.
12 Big Ten Titles, 5 outright
10 Rose Bowls
Yes, duh for everybody in that mood. But there was talk in the last few weeks from several sources that Malik McDowell may be leaning toward Michigan. Sam Webb was one of those, and recently had been saying if something happened before April 1, it would probably be Michigan.
Alas, today is April 1. In his update Webb indicated that he talked to moms, and McDowell will likely be attending Sparty, even if he was to walk-on. Ira insisted he couldn't get a scholarship until he's 21, Webb says there are things they can do with a Big 10 tender or financial aid, but didn't really want to get into it. Upshot is that he likely won't be coming to Michigan. The M coaches set an April 1 deadline, and wouldn't pursue this beyond that, so it appears to have come and gone.
On a personal note, Webb said he wouldn't be shocked if the mother relented and signed the loi, even though she still does not want her son there. Hopefully that all gets worked out, wish the kid and the family the best.
In other news, Florida OT Jake Fruhmorgen really liked his weekend visit, seemingly much more than Ohio State. Got along great with the coaches. Clemson still seems the leader, M may have a chance if he comes for another visit in the next few weeks before deciding. Grant Newsome from New Jersey is the other likely OT prospect.
IL PG prospect Jalen Brunson, per his dad, did not mean to flip off the crowd in a recent game. He was waving his arms in frustration, photograph caught his hands at the top. He appears to really like both Michigan and Sparty. Articles forthcoming on gobluewolverine.com
Consume Mr. Webb's product: http://www.wtka.com/page.php?page_id=87
Another issue I just noticed about this years Spring Game is the 2 pm start time. Check out the event schedule for Saturday.
• Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game (Michigan Stadium), Noon
• Mott Spring Football Game (Michigan Stadium), 2 p.m.
• Women's Tennis vs. Northwestern (Varsity Tennis Center), Noon
• Baseball vs. Minnesota (Wilpon Complex), 2 p.m.
• Softball vs. Ohio State (Wilpon Complex), 2 p.m.
• Men's Lacrosse vs. Fairfield (Michigan Stadium), 4:30 p.m.
A noon start could have increased attendance at baseball and softball. I don't get it. It's not really that big of a deal to me but it seems like a poor decision.
Welp, with another amazing Basketball season in the books and having 24 hours to reflect on it, I'm ready to move on and have the spring sports quench my thirst for Michigan Athletics.
The warm weather today in SE Michigan has caused me to bitten by the Football bug.
Yesterday I was dreading the fact of going to watch a glorified practice on Saturday, but the weather looking good (knock on wood) for the day and the Lacrosse game after have me in good spirits on the matter.
What do you want to see out of the spring game to send you home happy/make you happy?
- NO INJURIES
- Run the football for positive yards
- A good OL combo that can keep me from waking in a cold sweat during the summer worrying about this upcoming 2014 season.
- An effing pass rush. PLEASE?! (no hitting the QBs, obviously)
- Catch the football
For those who ask the annual question "will this be a spring game?". Nope. Hoke said it's going to more of a practice. Again. For the 13th(?) year in a row due to depth issues.
I'd like to see some kind of scoring system. RR's spring "games" had a way where the defense could score points, but nobody could figure it out since the ADept didn't bother telling us.
I'd like to see some kind of scoring system so I can be more entertained.