The Colts are set to announce that they are releasing Peyton Manning tomorrow. It's an end of an era, and sad to see—despite the fact that I am not a Colts fan. That being said, I think it's probably the right move for the Colts in the long run.
As for where Peyton lands, I'm not sure, but ESPN has predictions. My guess is Miami (sadly, I hate to see Henne get ousted, even though he has struggled there), but we'll see.
Being in the state until May, my co workers are always trying to get me to try things that are uniquely Michigan. That being said, my co worker today had me listen to Mike Valenti, because he knew how low my opinion of MSU was. "He really knows his stuff, he's constantly crushing Wal-Mart Wolverines", he said. (By the way, after everyones thoughts, can someone please explain wal-mart wolverine to me?) So I was curious, so during our drive between offices, he turned the station on. Apparently I was lucky, because my co worker said Mike was on one of his classic rants. Today some writer I've never heard of, said that Michigan had caught up to Michigan State in B-Ball. This seemed to infuriate Mike, and he started screaming out nosensical absurdities.
I'm not going to bother getting into a breakdown of what he was spewing out, because he's clearly a shock jock out for ratings. Having grown up listening to Paul Finebaum, I've had more than my share of loud mouths with an agenda. What makes it worse, is what I deem to be a complete waste of space, his partner Terry. After 10 minutes of nonsense, I could take no more, and we turned it off. Having spent a few hours going through the board on the 247 MSU site, a guy like Mike is hardly surprising. If I wanted to listen to radio hosts from schools with inferiority complexes, I'd move to Knoxville.
Needless to say, my opinion of MSU remains as low as it did before moving to the state. Hey Mike, America is on line 2, and it doesn't give a good God D**n about MSU. Thanks.
Cue the "Come at me Bro", and "You mad, Bro?" meme's.
they start talking about Michigan recruiting around the 23 minute mark...
Although we got a nice summary of ostensibly the same talking points from the Michigan version of this, here's a horrifically shot hour long video of Hoke's presentation (audio is decent though). Enjoy:
This from McCray's commitment article on 247 (Free). Interesting to hear, and definitely negates what a lot of people think. I'm still not sure that if Gedeon committed, the coaches would not take Levenberry. It will be interesting for sure.
“I just told them how I’ve been feeling and that I was committing to the University of Michigan and they got really excited,” McCray said, adding that the coaching staff told him they’re only taking two linebackers.
Eddie Lacy, Alabama's new starting running back, will miss spring practice while recovering from surgery on his turf toe. While it's only spring practice, any less practice for Lacy is fine with me. I'm obviously not wishing him harm, and he obviously still has the summer, but Lacy is another beast at running back, and less practice is almost never a good thing.
Also missing spring practice for Alabama:
|Player||Position||Reason for Missing Spring Practice|
|Arie Kouandjio||OL||Knee Surgery|
I really wonder what the suspended players did to warrant suspensions. With Saban, it had to actually be something pretty bad.
Anyways, the Crimson Tide graduated their top 4 leading receivers this year and having 3 WRs missing spring practice isn't a good thing.
RDT, I expect you'll have somthing to say about the significance of this, if there even is any.