at least it's not just us?
Prefix: This takes place in Dallas.
My family went out to dinner tonight and on the way out of the restaurant , I was ushering my kids out while holding the door for a young lady who happened to have a Michigan Wolverines t-shirt on. While engaged in general chitchat, her dad mentioned he was a graduate and former football player. His name is Daydrion Taylor.
For those that remember Daydrion, he wore #28 in the late 90's. Without going to Google, what is he famous for?
Cool thing is that his family lives a couple blocks from us. Will have to get him out on the golf course.
Since we're only 21 days from kick-off and need some football-related topics other than speculation about how our D will be and who is going to take the first snap at QB for Michigan, I thought I'd share a couple of dreams I've had recently and see if the Michigan football dreams have increased for anyone else as we inch closer to the start of the'10 campaign. I'm not claiming to be a psychic or have any foresight abilities but for context, in '06 the night before The Game I dreamt we lost 42-24. Fortunately it turned out slightly better than that but the Bucks scored 42 and we still lost; obviously.
My first M vs. UConn dream was a few weeks ago and the D-Rob led the O onto the field for a final drive before half-time. They lined up in weird formation--Molk over the ball, D-Rob behind him, the LG and LT to the top of the field with 2 WR's behind them and the RG and RT to the bottom with WR's behind them. D-Rob threw to Stokes but it was way behind him. He ran back and picked it up and got most of the yardage back but M had to punt and went into half-time trailing. They came back and won though.
Last night I dreamt that M kicked off to start the game or half and did an onside kick they recovered. They won in that dream too.
Again, not saying this predicts anything just wondering if anyone has an increase of football dreams and what happens in them.
Can't wait for Sept. 4th. Go Blue!
Dr Saturday has an article in which he makes his hyper-specific predictions about the Big 10 this year. The stuff directly relevant to Michigan:
* After posting dreadful –12 and –10 turnover margins the last two years with wholly inexperienced quarterback platoons, Michigan will roughly break even on the giveaway/takeaway scale, bumping overall scoring to more than 30 points per game despite failing to decide on incumbent Tate Forcier or spring star Denard Robinson as the full-time quarterback.
* The Wolverines will break even on the season, as well, coming in at 6-6 after giving Ohio State a run for its money in the regular season finale, sneaking into a lower-tier bowl game and (barely) saving Rich Rodriguez's job into 2011.
With the advent of the Big Ten Title Game in 2011, I was thinking about past conference title games. As a hardcore College Football fan I am always a little disheartened when a Conference Championship Game is a rematch of a regular season match up. It just takes a little something away IMO. Anyone agree or disagree, I'd like to hear.
But I was thinking about this, and I was wondering if the Big Ten might do something to combat this occurrence. I would like to see the BT institute a rule that says something along the lines of: "If one division champion wins their division outright, but there is a tie between at least two teams in the other division, the first tiebreaker will be that if one of the teams in question played and lost to the outright division winner, then that/those team(s) are removed from consideration unless ALL the tied teams have played and lost to the outright division champion." Then the next tiebreaker for that division can be head to head play, etc.
So, just to give an example, let's say there are 3 teams tied for the division lead at the end of the regular season, we'll call them A, B, and C. Let's say that A has beaten B and C, and B has beaten C. However, A and B both lost to the other division champ during the season, but C never played that team. A and B are eliminated, and C goes to the Title Game. Another example: A, B, and C are tied. A has beaten B and C, but lost to the outright champ of the other division. Beat has beaten the champ of the other division, and C has not play the other divsion champ. Whoever won the head to head match between B and C gets to go. What do you guys think?
Chengelis's feed of the proceedings in Seattle
Jim Brandstatter returns for another year. FSD at 8:00 PM starting on August 27 (Should be on BTN also -- not sure of day or time).
Set the DVRs.
EDIT: BTN is 5:30 PM on Fridays
EDIT2: Only first show is at 8:00 PM on FSD. All others are scheduled for airing every Thursday at noon on FS Detroit with re-airs at 7 and 10 p.m. as well as Saturdays at 9 a.m. when no professional conflicts exist.