Sorry if this has already been posted, but I couldn't find it anywhere on the site. The 2014 Winter Classic logo:
EDIT: First link broke. Trying again.
Seriously, is Josh Reddick human? Perhaps he's more of a neadrathal than a modern man.
Staying in tonight watching the game with my first Oberon of the season - trying to recoup financially from the many spirits that were consumed during the final four.
Title says it all. For anyone curious, MSU is sitting alone in second place, M alone in first. If MSU can pull off a victory (unlikely, IMO), they'll share first before Saturday and Sunday's games determine the leader the rest of the week.
A big congrats to the Michigan Cheer squad. Even though it's not a varsity sport, MGoBlue still covered it on their site. They won the NCA National Championship down in Daytona.
Always a great day and an amazing accomplishment when any Michigan team wins a national championship. Especially for a first time!
April 12, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The University of Michigan cheerleading team claimed the national title at the 2013 National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship completed today (Friday, April 12). This is the largest college cheer and dance championship in the world.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for our team," said cheerleading coach Pam St. John. "I'm extremely proud of everyone's hard work and effort. It paid off with a flawless performance on the big stage. I couldn't be happier for this group of student-athletes."
The Wolverines won the national championship in the Intermediate Coed I competition after placing second to James Madison University last season. There were 14 institutions in Michigan's division.
This is the first time that the Michigan cheerleading program has claimed the national championship.
After a rain delay, the tigers/blue jays game is under way. Tigefs lead 2-0 in the top of the third but rain is picking back up.
Today, as I drove up I-75 with my car decked out in my M gear, I kept a close eye on that pesky roving M-Hater called the ohio State Trooper. I was anxious to get home to collect more data on the game. It was reported in the second half that the NCG attendance was 74,000+: an all time record. I could not help but wonder if there was a direct correlation to Michigan being in the NCG.
The crowd was probably 40/60 Maize to Red. I commented to a Cards fan that I was surprised that more Card fans did not attend the game since L'Ville was so close (compared to AA). He responded, "This is all of us. UL has a little over 20,000 Students and the Alumni dont care about the school after they leave. It is not like UM at all."
I was very interested in the TV ratings. I have posted previosly that M Football has the highest TV ratings of any team during bowl games. I wondered if the M Magic carried over into basketball as well. Nielson reported today that the TV ratings were the highest since 2005.
The 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has delivered the best overall tournament-to-date ratings since 2005. The overall tournament average-to-date rating/share is a 6.4/13, up 8% fromlast year’s 5.9/12. The 6.4/13 is the highest average rating for the NCAA Tournament through the Final Four in eight years (6.6/14; 2005).
I guess the M Magic is omnipresence. We certainly love our teams.