This is a good discussion to kill time on a Wednesday. Which is better/do you prefer? NHL or NBA Playoffs. I personally prefer the NHL playoffs and it is not close. The games are more entertaining, there is more real drama (NBA has fake drama), and the grind it takes to win shows just who is the best. But that is just my opinion, what is yours?
I note that a UM alum -- John Miller -- has recently written a book about the early history of college football. It's called "The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football". I intend on picking it up; if it's any good I'll paste my thoughts in the thread below.
The #2 Michigan Softball team spanked Western Michigan today at Alumni Field 6-1. It pushed our record to 36-3. Game time temperature was 56 degrees under sunny skies with a slight north wind. Hutch had the girls in the road unis today.
The game could have been ugly early but Hutch put the brakes on. She made changes early to allow the reserves players some reps.
Colie Sappingfield went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Ashley Lane was 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Bree Evans went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored.
Stephanie Speierman was given the ball today and gave up 1 unearned run while surrendering 1 walk along with 2 Ks and 4 hits. She went 5 complete. Hilary Payne continued to administer the pain as she was brought in to pitch in releif and picked up the save. Payne pitched the final 2 innings. Payne gave up no runs, 1 hit and recorded 3 Ks with no BBs.
We play Central Michigan University tomorrow at Alumni Field at 6pm.
The Michigan Softball team is now ranked #2 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. We picked up 6 first-place votes as well. This jump in ratings is due to losses by #1 Alabama and #2 Georgia.
Arizona State is ranked #1. We beat ASU 1-0 earlier in the year. Texas is 3rd, Georgia is 4th and Alabama is 5th.
Congrats ladies. Keep up the good work.
For those of you not making the trip over to Pioneer HS to see Braylon's all-star basketball game, apparently the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights will make its network debut Friday night at 8pm EST.
Bottom of the eighth, Jackson leads off with a pinch hit single. Peralta, Avila and Inge are the next three hitters and literally only Cabrera and Jackson have gotten a hit to this point in the game. Why did Jackson not attempt the steal or at least get put in motion in a hit and run? Can anybody explain to me why this is? The best explanation I've been given is that "no manager would ever run in the eighth inning of a 2-0 game".