here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
1 Week of no WTKA podcasts on iTunes. When will the madness end?
Last week I was grinding my hands at a stop light listing to SportsRadio (pick one) and the "clown with the Mike" stated. "I really don't like Wings chances winning 4 of 5." upon the Wings return for game three. Seven Game series are so limited on their analysis, so whether or not the Wings can make it or not is yet to be seen. Through 12 months of sports I cant get through the sporting calendar without hearing "Tackling In Space" or "Walk Off Homer."
Whether it is "Boo Ya" or whatever I would like your input on what terms and phrases need to be eliminated for the goodness of all sporting mankind.
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The Michigan Softball team won again today aganist Minny 8-1. This comes off a lack-luster 4-2 victory yesterday. Game-time temperature was 64 degrees under sunny skies.
Jordan Taylor got the start today. Hutch is starting the "tourney run" today by pitching JT in back to back games. I suspect JT will get the ball from here on out. Hutch has been very good at not over pitching JT this year. JT has 205 IP and SS has 120 IP. Hutch has given Stephanie an equal amount of innings so that JT doesnt get burned out. Now, with JT all tuned up, JT can begin the chase for the NC.
JT finished the day with 6 innings pitched. She gave up 1 ER off 6 hits, with 10Ks, 3 BB and 1 HBP. Stephanie Speierman came in the 7th to close it down.
With her 10 strikeouts today, senior RHP Jordan Taylor has registered double-digit strikeouts in four of Michigan's last six games. She is the only Michigan pitcher in program history to surpass 250 strikeouts in each of her collegiate seasons.
Amy Knapp was the offensive hero today by going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and 1 run scored. Amanda Chidester went 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Bree Evans went 2 for 4 with a RBI and run scored.
We dominated this game from the first pitch. We came very close to another mercy rule win. We play 2 against Lil Sister next weekend in a home and home series. The Tournament pairings should be out Monday 16th or Tuesday the 17th with the tourney starting on Friday the 20th.
The Buckeyes just won the mens NCAA volleyball title.
The Michigan Softball team eeked out another close victory today at Alumni Field. The girls battled every inning and took the lead in the 5th inning by scoring 3 runs. Game-time temperature was 60 degrees under mostly cloudy skies with zero wind.
Bree Evans could not extend her 19 game hit streak, going 0-3 on the day. The Michigan consecutive game hit streak record is held by Nicole Sappingfield who completed this task earlier this year at 20 consecutive games with a hit.
Jordan Taylor was on the rubber today and pitched very well despite getting behind early. She finished the game with 1 ER off 6 hits, striking out 5, 2 HPB and walking none
Dorian Shaw was the offensive hero today by going 2 for 3 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. She recorded the game winning RBI in the 5th inning with a double off a 3-2 pitch. Colie Sappingfield scored from 1st. Dorian scored later in the inning.
Colie went 1 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Amanda Chidester went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Lindsay Doyle went 1 for 3 and scored the tying run.
Today was a fun game to watch. Minny was up 2-0 and had all the momentum. But the karma was with us today and a nearly sold out crowd. This weeked is Veteran's Appreciation Weekend.
In other softball action, #1 ASU beat Washington earlier today 6-4. #3 Texas was bitch-slapped by Texas A&M yesterday. #4 Florida spanked #5 Tennessee.
This loss by Tennessee could mean that we will be paired with Tennessee in the Supers. Many think the NCAA has a "love-fest" with Michigan-Tennessee matchup. I dont think Tennessee will drop enough to warrant a #15 national seed. I still think it will be ND.
via DetNews, but a long time coming:
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will visit Detroit and New York on Monday to make major high-speed rail funding announcements.Last month, Michigan applied for more than $560 million in funding - including joining three other states as part of a joint request. Michigan officials expect the state will receive significant funding for some grants sought.The state sought track improvements in Detroit and a new transit terminal in Ann Arbor, and new trains are part of Michigan's pitch for more federal money for high-speed rail after Florida said it didn't want $2.4 billlion.