Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Maybe I'm not reading it right, which is possible based on excitement level for the big game tomorrow. But if the 49ers were up by 7, and took a safety (which would increase the lead to 9), how in the world would it be possible to lose in 48 seconds?
Either way, Jim shook up Vegas a bit last night with the line being 7-8.5
My boss just left so I have the huge decision of whether or not to try and duck out early on a Friday afternoon. Would be a no-brainer except last time I got the dreaded phone call while in the car. To pass the time let us create some 5-7-5 poetry in honor of East Lansing Veterinary College. Here are a few to start the ball rolling:
Last year staee coaches
Proved it wasn’t just Rich Rod
Hoke understands now
My hot ex girlfriend
Went to this shitty ag school
Who is Thom Gholsthon?
Bonus World Series haiku:
Outside in the dirt
Yankee batters swing away
Ilitch deserves this
What the title says. An excellent read and well worth your time.
Kruger bent down, pushed away the grass cropped over the edge of the stone and brushed off the dirt to unveil the forgotten name: Willis Franklin Ward. The name means something different to everyone. For Gerald Ford it meant his closest friend at Michigan. For Jesse Owens it meant his fiercest competitor. For the man himself, it meant being etched in Michigan lore as the only player banned from Michigan Stadium for the color of his skin
Article by Washington Post today on #1 recuit in the nation for 2014, DE Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, VA, about 20 min south of Wash DC). This will provide some insight on why he might be high on Michigan -- he wants an engineering degree. Look at all of the top football programs, none East of the Mississippi are quite at our level of engineering too.*
The Post, at least, makes this kid sound like the kind of quality recruit we fancy would see us as a cut above Bama and tSIO.
* I would say these are the competitive engineering programs at BCS conference schools on somewhat of the same plane as Michigan: Illinois, Penn State, Ga Tech, Auburn, Virginia, VaTech (well VaTech likes to think they are on this list). If you go further west, then Stanford (obv), Cal, TAMU, and Washington come into play. If you look at which ones are going to be football powerhouses turning out DL guys to the NFL, well, only Auburn and possibly VaTech would be real competitors. If i were a 2014 recruit, I'd worry about Beamer not being there in 2018. Same with Auburn's coach, who might not be there in 2014, frankly.
EDIT: Forgot the obvious engineering school Purdue, as has been pointed out. UT-Austin sometimes is said to be a good engineering school, but I'd be interested in those in the engineering field agree with that. Somewhat like Va-Tech, some schools claim to be good at engineering but, out in the market, companies don't necessarily see it that way.
I am driving up to the game now from Pittsburgh. Has there been a ton of rain in Ann Arbor this week? I see it is supposed to rain most of the day today, and chance of rain on Saturday morning as well. Has anyone heard if the golf course will be open? If not - what is the next best place to tail-gate?