spoiler alert: i linked this
This coming May 14th my company is getting something known as the "Manny Award" here in Northern Ohio. I have been asked to accept the award for my firm and because of that I will be sitting at the podium for the dinner and award ceremony next to the Keynote speaker Jim Tressel. My question is if you had the opportunity to sit next to him for the evening what would you ask him?
I might add I have had the opportunity to meet Tressel on two other occasions and found him to be extremely personable and friendly (and yes he knew I was a Michigan alum) so I don't want to say anything extremely offensive but I do want to take the opportunity to talk to him a bit about what went really went on at OSU during his tenure. Any suggestions on how to word it so I don't cause a scene but still get him to open up a bit? Any other topics you guys think I should broach while I've got him cornered for the night?
And yes, I plan to wear a yellow dress shirt, navy blue sport coat and my best Michigan tie for the night!
If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
The spring game is in two days. It think somebody posted the scrimmage highlights already, but I wouldn't blame anyone for missing it amidst the Final Four hoopla.
Statistically Speaking put out it's Standard Deviation Power Index rundown for the 2012 B1G season. This is a pretty good blog. Unfortunately it looks like Matt - the blogger pasted the 2011 chart into the 2012 discussion. No worries... still a good post...especially for his dig at the Buckeyes undefeated season that wasn't.
Here's his summary of SOS and margin of victory with the 20 modern teams that have finished a season undefeated. The parens show the national ranking. OSU was the worst of the bunch.
From the same post...
Any team that struggled to put away Cal and Purdue at home, and Indiana on the road was probably not worthy of gridiron immortality.
I like this guys blog... thought I'd share this link. Unfortunately another reminder of just how bad the B1G was last year.
Does anyone know how much it costs (or if it costs) to park behind Michigan Stadium where the tunnel is? Usually that lot is for high ranking Victors Club members during the season.
But since the game is free of admission, will the parking behind The Big House be free? Anyone know that has parked/tailgated behind there at past spring games?
Also for anyone interested, I'm using my mad skillz making a Spring Game program. Will be available tomorrow or Friday (in FREE .pdf form) depending on if I can process it in time.
I'm one of those losers who make depth charts for spring games and organize who is on what "team". The format of the spring game is yet again a controlled scrimmage.
Maize: 1st team offense & 2nd team defense
Blue: 1st team defense & 2nd team offense
Per Joe Schad's twitter. I guess we'll play him afterall.