here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
So, I usually hate Dinardo, but today he was spot on. Both C-Mart and the other guy (NW alum) stated that more pressure was on us this Saturday rather than ND. Dinardo blows the thing up stating that this is the 3rd most important rivalry game for Michigan (I don't completely agree, but I would much rather beat osu and msu than nd right now, not historically, but this year for sure). C-Mart then carries on about needing this for RR's job security and needing 8 possibly 9 wins to save his job. I know that this is a common theme amongst MSM, but I am starting to wonder about conspiracy theories. Anybody want to make predictions on their analysis of Denard, I am thinking we might hear, "He will get hurt if he runs 29 times a game" and for an encore C-Mart predicts that the Big Ten will adopt a championship game now that they have 12 teams in 2 divisions.
We all debated whether UConn was a good choice for the first game in the new Big House. Many of us expressed disappointment. Now how do you feel about it in hindsight? My take - good choice.
As per ESPN/SI - ND's backup center Dan Wenger has suffered another concussion and will likely not play against Michigan. He was supposed to be the starter as per Irish's breakdown of ND Offense here on MGoBlog - but he was passed over because of the first concussion in practice. The second concussion essentially eliminates him from considertation against Michiagan.
Obviously, hope Wenger recovers and there are no long term ill effects. Though you do have to think that in an already inexpeciened O-line, missing a fifth year senior is not very good for ND.
Thoughts on how this will affect the game?
Didn't get a chance to see any of Purdue Notre Dame. Just wondering what people thought of the new Irish, Crist as a QB, etc. I'm too impatient to wait for Brian's scouting report.
The game summary only says so much.
Way to go Akeem!
Ed: originally titled "OT: Spotted. Detroit Sports Media member who gets it."
Don't get pissed for the subject line.
It was Brando. And I know he hosts our coaches show, has for like 30 years, and has done play by play on the radio broadcasts since forever; BUT he also has done the Lions for a long time too, used to produce sports on Detroit TV, and is married to a Detroit TV anchor. He is a fan but he is no kool aid guzzler.
So I am stretching it out to the breaking point and calling him Detroit sports media. They should include him with honorary membership or something. Those yutzes could use him.
If you aren't buying my argument, no problem. I don't know if I do entirely either.
Anyways, he was on Huge today and it was mandatory take the longest route home listening. He said avoiding turnovers makes a win this week very possible. He also adeptly batted down Huge's theory that there had been no clutch defensive plays under Rich until the Floyd/Ozeh fumble against UCONN. Then capped it off by crediting Rich with doing a great job in practices of reinforcing the lessons from last year and not believing hype after early wins.
He basically said that the players have a handle on not letting down this year, because of the struggles after the good start last year.
Between Frank and Brando, we are really lucky to have guys like this handling the games, and doing these appearances getting out the word about Rich and the job he is doing. A lot of good Michigan fans, especially older ones, will never be on this blog. They will listen to the radio though.