"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
I would normally not even think to bring a subject like this to the board, but there are several mgoparents on here and I feel like I could use a bit of advice. So......
I have a child that has played soccer at the select level for 3 years now, and the team that he's been playing with is not setting records, and they are notgoing out and getting their butts kicked either......they have been competitive.
A group of the kids are now going to a Premier League......i however am not naive enough to think that my child is "premier material" Nor do I really want to travel to such far locations for a 60 minute soccer match........ Not to mention the HUGE price difference. All clubs around my area are either in limbo right now because of this premier team that is forming, and a big part of the age group is going into 7th grade so they can start playing school soccer. So Iam looking at options (and not seeing many) that we may have that doesn't involve me driving to the east side of the state 2 -3 times a week just for practice & games. Like I said, my child is not a world beater in soccer, but I do think that if he takes the step back from select to Recreation league he may just fade away from his favorite sport.
Any suggestions from the board? Mods if this does not belong , please delete
I'm heading out tomorrow from Swartz Creek MI to compete in a Half Ironman in Raleigh NC and of course the fastest route is right through Columbus, OH. Of course I have a license plate with the block M on it and VCTRS2 spelled out; what are the chances folks are going to give me crap just driving through the state?
I was thinking to myself, "Oh great, I might find myself in some 'Deliverance' situation and then I realized I'll be driving through 'By God' West Virginia next, lol. So just gas up before I hit the state line?
And the Swiss are evidently playing along with plans to extradite them to the US. Right now we don't know if Blatter is among the indicted. Jack Warner's name unsurprisingly pops up.
At the least, this is a nice black eye and extended middle finger to Sepp Blatter.
At the most hopefully the World Cup moves out of Qatar.
Links (the NYT article is a little more in-depth)
Edit: damn, doesn't look like they nailed Blatter
sources tell me sepp blatter is not among the fifa officials who are being arrested— Michael S. Schmidt (@MichaelSSchmidt) May 27, 2015
Tip-Don't look too hard for khakis...
The softball team left for Oklahoma City and the WCWS today, ahead of their Thursday match up with Alabama (7:00 pm ET, ESPN2). The ASA/USA Player of the Year award (softball Heisman) will be announced tonight and Michigan's Sierra Romero -- already the recipient of ESPNW's POY award and MGoBoard's Chick that Knocks the Fuck Out of the Ball award -- is one of three finalists. Here are some tweets and reading material for those interested.
— Carol Hutchins (@UMCoachHutch) May 26, 2015
— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) May 26, 2015
- Inside Pitch with LC: Eight Things That Led Team 38 to OKC: Catcher Lauren Connell provides a view from inside the team on the Super Regional and the preparation for the WCWS.
- 5 Questions Heading Into Women's College World Series: ESPNW's Graham Hays writes a great primer on the WCWS and what to look out for. Touches on Romo, Christner, Betsa, and the Michigan-Alabama game.
- Sierra Romero is Michigan's Derek Jeter: Angelique Chengelis bio piece on Romo, details Hutch's comparison of her to Jeter.
- Dancing helps Michigan softball boost energy, maintain chemistry in push for national title: Justin Hicks covers the most important key to the team's success. This one is from before the Super Regional, but still a fun read.