"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
This was just posted on one of the Facebook groups I monitor. Back in 1981, when the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum opened in Grand Rapids, they held a huge Bob Hope TV special to kick it off. The Michigan Marching Band opened the show - and it's phenomenal. Everything about this clip is golden, but the best part comes at about the 2:00 mark when we see Jerry Ford singing "The Victors" and Ronald Reagan clapping along.
This made me smile this morning.
Eggs? We're out. Pancakes? We're out. Hash? We're out.
Saw a couple of people ask about this, so as an international Michigan fan I'm always streaming the games, especially on the go. I would recommend the following sites for fans who are either traveling or living abroad (these streams apply to Michigan Football and Basketball):
1- if on ABC or ESPN : ESPNPLAYER.com - PAID service where u can just subscribe for one game or week if u want
2- if on BTN : http://international.btn2go.com - PAID service same as espnplayer
4- If you have a cable subscription in the US, e.g. Comcast, you get online access to thier feeds, now usually those work only from US based IPs so you will have to do an IT work around for those to work internationally.
Now your other issue is internet speed, if hotel or apartment internet is good enough then just use that, otherwise i recommend you buy a dongle and sim for your laptop (from any mobile provider), or just buy a 4G data sim for your ipad or smartphone and download the app of espnplayer or btn2go (note I usually have issues with accessing free streams on mobile browsers!)
The only games I ever have a problem viewing are those on Fox TV and that was only this season with the UTAH game!
On the other hand when it is a game at Notre Dame (which won't happen anytime soon) those are provided as a free stream on NBCsports.com
Hope this helps..
See Embeds. Sorry for being late this week, I was having trouble getting the torrent.
In his weekly article for Yahoo!, Pat Forde predicts the following things will happen:
• M will end Northwestern's undefeated season this weekend
• M will end MSU's undefeated season on 10/17
• M will end OSU's undefeated season on 11/28
• M will have a chance at making the playoffs
He goes on to say:
The Wolverines have allowed 14 points in the last four games, and if they win what could be a three-and-out-a-thon against Northwestern on Saturday they will likely come into Oct. 17 against Michigan State playing better than the Spartans. Win that game, and Michigan State will taste a defeat most bitter at a time when it assumed it had the upper hand in the state. Keeping winning from there, and Harbaugh-Urban I could be the stuff of legend. The Michigan man-crush hero worship already in full effect over Harbaugh would reach screaming-teenage-girls-over-One-Direction levels. It would rival the Saban idolatry in Alabama, perhaps even exceed it.
I mean, sure, NSFMF, but it's a fun read.
Think I'll do this weekly since I do the work anyhow for my own viewing, so I think the "numbers guys" on the board like this data. Of course the game is played on the field but knowing the opponents strengths and weaknesses is always helpful.
I've added a few columns on the right this week - the category that best coincides with Michigan's stats if applicable. i.e. Opponent total offense vs Michigan total defense.
I've also broken the stats into 3 categories for easier digestion - offense, defense, misc/special teams. NW grades out really impressive as a disciplined, defensive powerhouse with good special teams and a nice running attack. Tressel of Chicago. NW has no major statistical weakness outside of their offense - talk about a 180 from Maryland. That said their top 10 ranking in 3rd down offensive conversion was a shocker.
|Natl rank||Value||UM rank||Value|
|3rd down conversion||10||49%||3rd down conversion||1||20%|
|Rushing offense||14||248.8||Rushing defense||5||71.4|
|Sacks Allowed per game||13||0.8||Sacks||45||2.2|
|3rd down conversion||2||20%||3rd down conversion||46||42%|
|Fumbles recovered||10||5||Fumbles lost||55||3|
|Passing Yds Allowed||7||130||Passing Yds||96||191.2|
|Rushing defense||26||117.4||Rushing offense||35||201.4|
|Total defense||5||247.4||Total offense||77||392.6|
|Red zone defense||6||60%||Red zone offense||12||94%|
|Scoring defense||1||7||Scoring Offense||74||27.8|
|Misc / Special Teams|
|Kickoff returns||3||31.6||Kickoff returns def||19||17.9|
|Punt return defense||2||-1.6||Punt returns||62||8.7|
|Turnover Margin / game||28||0.8||Turnover Margin / game||84||-0.4|
|Natl rank||Value||UM rank||Value|
|Passing offense||118||142.2||Passing yds allowed||3||112.6|
|Passing yds per comp||94||11.1|
|Scoring offense||89||25.4||Scoring defense||2||7.6|
|TFL allowed / game||100||6.8||TFL / game||17||8|
|Total offense||79||391||Total defense||2||184|