Surprised this hasn't been posted, but the East-West Shrine Game is on the NFL Network right now. Currently at halftime the East leads 17-14.
Representing Michigan on the West team are Kevin Koger (#86) and Junior Hemingway (#82). So far Koger has 1 catch for 8 yards.
Hey guys, I was fortunate enough to catch up with Nick Stauskas this week and among other things, discussed the reactions of his fellow Canadians when he left to play in the United States: Nick Stauskas
Having a lot of friends in England, I always get into a debate with them about rugby vs football. Their claim is that rugby is of course the sport with tougher men, because they don't play with pads. To which I always reply "Do you know why they use pads in Football? Because if they didn't, people would start dying! Would you enjoy being blindsided by Nadamukong Suh without pads(Which Sports Science proved had the impact of a 35 mph car crash)?" That argument always goes on for a while, and then we get into an even more heated debate about which sport has the better athletes. I've always, and will always say that American Football players are the greatest athletes on Earth. To piss them off further, I'd semi jokingly say "Give me a team of even College Football all stars, and give them 3 months to learn Rugby, and they could probably give the best Rugby team a hell of a game". Nothing would really piss them off more than that.
This point is always harder to prove to them, and the debate is endless and pointless. No disrespect to rugby players, they are indeed great athletes, and the game of rugby is difficult to play. But American Football, when it comes to size, speed, and overall athleticism, is un matched by any sport on the planet.
ESPN is reporting that for the second time since the firing of Jim Caldwell, the owner of the Colts has spoke to Jim Tressel about their head coaching vacancy.
I'm not sure how I feel about it. I care about the NFL very little outside of the Lions and fantasy football, but maybe if Tressel stupidly gets this job, it may make me interested again (at least in the fact that I'll have a team to root against).
Any thoughts from big NFL fans here, or even better, any (possibly soon to be ex-) Colts fans?
For all the talk about RoJo (whose only picture, AFAICS, was the one where his head was tilted thirty degrees toward the camera) and what he might have meant to UMich football, here's a local player that almost certainly would have helped: