Pacific Rim 2 is going to be about giant robots built to fight Adam Jacobi
Two of Michigan's offensive line targets, who happen to be teammates, will be on hand for an unofficial visit this weekend at the UMass game. 2011 Chris Bryant (6'5", 330 lbs.), and 2012 recruit Jordan Diamond (6'6", 290 lbs), both of Simeon High School in Chicago will be there. I caught up with Jordan to ask about the visit, first film of Jordan at the Michigan Showcase, then the questions.
TOM: What made you decide to visit for this game?
JORDAN: I just wanted to see one of my favorite college teams play, and see what it's like to be in the Big House live.
TOM: What are you hoping to get out of this visit?
JORDAN: I want to see the tradition, I want to learn more about the offense, and hopefully talk to some of the players.
TOM: Who's coming with you?
JORDAN: My Mom, Aunt, and Chris (Bryant).
TOM: Is this your family's first time up to Michigan? What are they hoping to experience or see?
JORDAN: It's the first time for my Aunt, but it's the second time for my Mom. They're hoping for a good game, they want to meet the coaches. They want to sit in the Big House, and see that. I know they're excited about this trip.
TOM: You said Chris will be there too. Is his decision going to affect yours, and do you think he's going to make a decision this weekend?
JORDAN: It's going to affect me a little, but I'm going to make my decision based on me. If I feel like it could be my second home, then great. But, Chris is going to make his own decision. I don't think it will be this weekend, but you never know.
Jordan is also considering Arizona, LSU, Oregon, Ohio State, Illinois, Minnesota, MSU, and Stanford.
The Free Press is reporting that Mike Williams has a head injury and will miss this Saturday's game, and Marvin Robinson has a shoulder injury and is listed as questionable.
On Sportcenter tonight, after the N.C. St. / Cinci game, Holtz picked Kent St. as his "team to watch" this weekend.
That's crazy right? I mean picking Penn St. to lose to Kent St, come on?
But it's not just regular 'ol crazy, it's Lou Holtz Crazy.
Because.... Wait for it.... Lou Holtz is....
A Kent St. Alum.
So, we knew he'd never pick against South Carolina and N. D., but I guess now he's picking the Golden Flashes despite common sense too.
All respectability as an "expert" is lost (if not already lost).
So I was just thinking about how I'm not quite sure what the correct pronunciation of Molk is, and then it occurred to me that there are at least five O-linemen whose names I'm just kind of guessing at, and have not really heard pronounced enough times to have it down right. So, a little help from the boards with the following please:
Dorrestein - I'm pretty sure I've got this, but just to be sure, It's DOOR-steen, right? Perhaps DOOR-styne.
Huyge - I think I've heard it pronounced HUGH-gee (gee not pronounced like "gee whiz," but instead like Guy LeDouche from Most Extreme Elimination Challenge). This one is baffling because it relies on ignoring letters that are seemingly out of place like Dwyane Wade.
Molk - This could go either way. I've been saying Molk like it rhymes with chalk, but I think the announcers in the ND game were pronouncing it like it rhymes with James K. Polk (cue "We are the mediocre [beat] presidents! You won't find our faces on dollars or on cents!")
Omameh - This one I think I've got a handle on. Oh-MAH-may. Accent on the middle syllable. It always makes me think of the Japanese fifth taste-sense, umami.
Lewan - Before I saw the BTN's Michigan preview, I'd been thinking LEW-ən, but they were saying le-WAN. I'm guessing they had it right, because I doubt they'd make an arbitrary change like that.
That's all I can think of for now. Thank you Steven Schilling for making it easy on me. Anybody else have any player pronunciation questions? This would be the place.
[Ed: BUMPED SO HARD]
Earlier this week, BlockM made a video request for a spoof on the trailer for The Happening, implying that Denard is, in fact, The Happening. I saw the thread and thought, I have a lot of free time this week and that sounds fun, chores be damned. I am by no means a professional video editor, but I've done something like this once before and figured I'd take a shot. Here's my shot:
(WATCH IN HIGH QUALITY! AND FULL SCREEN!)
Hope you all enjoy it. And I hope this is close to what you had in mind, BlockM. Some notes:
1. I made the video unlisted on YouTube to try to avoid it getting taken down for copyright issues. You can only reach it through a link, so here's the link:
2. If you think there should be any changes, let me know. The video is easily altered.
3. Mods: I wasn't sure whether to put this on the Board or in the Diaries, but I didn't want it to get buried on the board and be missed by anyone who wanted to see it, e.g. the person who requested it be made. Feel free to move it if you must.
4. GO BLUE!!!