"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
His reason for picking UM in this game, IMO, is right on the mark. If this team is as bonded and "All In For Michgian" as reported the last few months, then there is no way they don't play pissed off and angry right out of the gates.
I love teams with chips on their shoulders.
Another questionable outdoor activity weather driven and family dominated Labor Day weekend gathering is upon me. Currently outside are now football-like conditions with winds howling, dark gray looming clouds and sprinkles are in the air. My voting question is, does one stay home with creature comforts to watch a full day of, most importantly the 3:36 kickoff game, college football from the couch or does one find a single ticket and drive Southbound four hours to tailgate with a couple friends who will be at the game?
… with family consensus permission of course with an immediate return to the Labor Day weekend events the following day.
Here you go.
I didnt make this one but i love it! [audio NSFW]
Seen it a hundred plus times. To me it hasn't become worn or trite. I saw a video of a pregame at WV with Rich and he had me pretty fired up too.
I am having a hard time concentrating on business today and going back through and reading Brian's breakdowns of positions and the UCONN stuff on the net. Then trying to get back to business; and back again to screwing off.
I gotta think:
When you work like these guys work in practice, learning all this new uncomfortable stuff to precision over the last two years, sometimes getting your face rubbed in shit by more experienced opponents, belittled by the know it all media, and you bust ass like many of them have worked in the offseason to get bigger and better, and you chased off the guys who weren't up to the challenge: you have a TEAM that poses a lot of danger to opponents.
That big ball of controlled more mature frustration has got to count for something. What it counts for will be proven starting tomorrow.
I doubt Rich will have to top Al in any pregame with this group. I can sense the energy in the practice videos and interviews I watch on this team.
Nothing like an old friend returning just in time for the college football season to start! I give you ND Creeper (aka Damefan1). Live from his mother's basement in Columbus, OH.
Also well known for his 2009 Michigan Prediction
There have been some previous threads about this, but now that the games are about to begin I can confirm that ESPN3 (formerly ESPN 360) will be showing all ABC and ESPN games live. I live in Ibiza, Spain, so this is manna from heaven for me. The cost is 100 euros for one entire year (including basketball), and they will carry many bowl games including all five BCS games. Big Ten Network games are also streamed in Europe but on a per game basis and last year it was a bit pricey considering the quality of the games offered - we shall see what they do this year.
Sorry for you wolverines in bella Italia as for some reason that country is excluded from ESPN3.