Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
I am on my annual summer trip to Vegas and checked the odds for UM to win the BCS Championship. UM and some other teams of note:
- OSU - 18 to 5 (pre-season favorite to win)
- Alabama - 4 to 1
- UM - 50 to 1
- MSU - 100 to 1
- UConn - 100 to 1
I LOVE that even though the team is a long shot it is still favored over MSU and UConn!
UM is also favored by 3.5 points over UConn.
So assuming Will Hagerup is the punter on opening day (pretty safe to say) do you think he will get the "hand Z"? May just out of habbit fans give him the Z? How long will this last if it happens? I like the idea on having the powers of Zoltan being passed on.
Haven't seen him in yet - hopefully in the 2nd half. Also, waiting for Greg Matthews. Wishing the best for both of them.
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.