Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Okay, so I missed out on Nosce Te Ipsum's "Posters of Yore" thread (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/posters-yore#comment-1877663) about the most missed old-timers over the weekend and I'm feeling a little bummed out about it. So I decided that it might be fun to have an MGoFeelGood moment and throw some praise around: Who is/are your favorite current poster(s) and for what reason(s)?
I'll refrain from revealing my list because of my high-ranking position as moderator - wouldn't want to feel guilty for sending one of them to Bolivia for disagreeing with one of my opinions. Plus, I like to keep my favoritism on the down-low. But, since I didn't get to participate in Nosce's thread on Saturday, I will just say that I miss FormerlyAnonymous and Geaux Blue, two of my favorites and my MGoMentors.
(P.S. Whoever lists me as their favorite will get special treatment and maybe even extra MGoPoints in return. Kidding, of course. But not really.)
So while we're stuck waiting for the NHL to come back, the KHL is still playing. This silly goal took place in their recent all-star game on a penalty shot and I thought this shot was brilliant. I kind of feel bad for the goalie, who gets massively embarrased in this clip. Can anyone think of a sillier goal on a penalty shot than this one?
Apologies for the lack of an embed, but video streaming sites are banned here at my office, and I do not know how to embed from a Droid phone (which is how I watched the video). If someone could embed this clip I'd appreciate it! Also, I sent the link to Ace in the hopes that he would turn this into a GIF, maybe if we collectively guilt trip him he will.
EDIT: Thanks to user Trauber19 for linking to this GIF of the shot. I still think its worth it to watch the video though, because it has it from a couple angles.
Your long nighmare can now be over.......
1) go to WTKA podcast page
2) click on the "subscribe" button
3) copy the URL
4) open Itunes
5) under File, select "subscribe to podcast"
6) paste URL
the podcast now will be called "Michigan Insider".
Hope this helps!
For those who need a bit of distraction before whatever it is that's happening in an hour or two, a good time to note that both men's swimming and women's gymnastics are currently ranked No. 1 nationally.
Men's swimming & diving won 10 of 13 events to beat Purdue 153-90. Not a big surprise, considering their depth (each individual event victory came from a different athlete) and that M is 56-0 against Purdue in dual meets.
Women's gymnastics was pre-season #10 and zipped (flipped?) up to #1 with their high-scoring victory last week in the three-team Cancun Classic, their first #1 national ranking since 2000. Yesterday, they beat Nebraska, pre-season #7 and 2011 Big Ten Champion, 196.900-196.300. The women currently share #1 with Florida (identical scores last week), but their score this week is higher than Florida's, so...
Men's gymnastics is preseason #1, not surprising considering their Olympic experience. But having several members on the U.S. National Team may affect their ranking after their first meet (Jan. 19), which is apparently the same time as a required U.S. team camp. Every team should have such problems. A good test of their depth and experience for their rookies.
We return you now to revenue sports palpitations.