that is nice bonus change
Holy MGoBlasphemy! This nugget from his livechat on ESPN.com.
Mo (Canada): They took back Reggie's Heisman, can they take back Charles Woodson's and give it to Peyton?
Ivan Maisel (2:38 PM): I'm with you on that one. That, to me, was the greatest Heisman injustice of the last 25 years. In second would be Tommie Frazier losing to Eddie George in '95.
So I have ventured out of my MGoBlog bubble into the internet masses to laugh at how people are responding to Michigan's success. Before the season, it was hard to get by without hearing the MSM rant about RR's job security, his lack of fit, and how he just isn't getting the right players for Michigan. For the last two weeks, the MSM has done what they do best, and totally switched their position on him, talking about how this is what his system is supposed to look like with his players. They are suddenly acting like they knew all along that he could coach, and this was going to happen. Again, par for the course.
Then there are the haters gonna hate crowd, who, before the season began, told us UConn was a quality team with a lot of experience coming back that we couldn't handle, and that ND was obviously to good with their passing and genious coach (our's obviously can't coach) before the season. We would lose these games because our secondary sucked, and we didn't even have a QB. I mean obviously, a team with two (three) QB's means we have none. Anyone who attended the spring game and made the tried to reason with them that we don't have two QB's cause they are bad, we have two QB's cause the others are good were easily laughed off as homers.
Two weeks later, and the haters do what they do best, and tell us UConn was no good, and ND obviously isn't either, and we have to wait some more to see if they really are that good, which is pretty standard for opposing fans arguments to our success. The funniest part, to me, is the response to DR's success. Before the season- "You have no QB" now- "QB is all we have". This, despite the fact that there is ample evidence of the improved O-line play, the improved downfeild blocking, route running, and catching, and the monster blocking coming out of the backfield.
I know there's no use in reasoning with these folks. I don't bother to set up ESPN or Detroit News accounts to bring reason. I don't call into the radio shows expecting that they allow me to get on air. So I sit back and laugh, and come back home here to my bubble. As has been posted before... Haters gonna Hate
From UMass blog, http://umass74.blogspot.com/
"I know he's going to be there, he's staying there, he's not going anywhere. I can see that already within the team,'' said Graham, who was a first-round draft pick by Philadelphia this season. "I don't see Coach Rod leaving. They're taking it one game at a time and lot of people are going to have a different perspective when they talk about Michigan.''
Nothing groundbreaking, but really nice to see a former star speaking so definitively on Coach Rod's future. Graham still is and always will be one of my favorite Wolverines. I might have to head down to Ford Field this Sunday just to watch him play.
He also talks about his thoughts on how Denard has improved.
Edit: My work tends to block embedded videos. If a commenter could please let me know if it worked.
Edit edit: Thanks. I'm gonna be lame and just supply a link. Feel free to embed if you're of a mind.
ESPN under their sidebar of "Heisman Watch" has a little blurb about Denard (surprise!) whic is followed by this line: "Welcome to Mr. Robinson's neighborhood." For those of you who didn't watch SNL from Eddie Murphy's tenure, this isn't as funny. I'm not saying they meant for the reference, but it is humorous:
I know these kinds of questions are asked all the time, but I really want to watch the Michigan game live on Saturday and need some help doing so.
I live in the Eugene/Corvallis, OR area. I have Comcast. I have BTN (only $5.99/month!).
BUT I don't have the alternate channels. Now the BTN Gamefinder says I will be getting the Michigan game on my primary BTN channel. However, when I look at the Comcast guide it says I will be getting Ohio State (which seems more likely because of the high ranking and non-1AA opponent).
So my next obvious move is to go to a bar right? Well the only problem is that Michigan kicks off at 9am out here, leaving very few if any options that are both open that early and would have the game.
So what can I do? Is there a way I will be able to watch it online? What are torrents? Seriously, I always hear this torrent thing but have no clue what it is. Can you watch games on torrents live as they are happening? I don't care about watching a game on my computer, as long as I get to watch it.
Anyways, I appreciate any help I can get here. I apologize again for this thread, but I can't be the only one in this situation, so hopefully it will help some others out as well.
EDIT: After some very helpful comments from you guys I was able to track down some bars in both Eugene and Corvallis that open early on Saturdays and will probably carry the game. Sam's Place in Eugene as suggested below opens at 9am and will carry the game. Villard's near campus opens at 8am. In Corvallis, Tommy's 4th Street and the Peacock Bar and Grill both open early and will more than likely have the game. Thanks for all your MGoHelp!