he grew a beard
Michigan made a strong showing this weekend at the ACRA National Championships. I went down to watch my niece (UC Davis) (She took home GOLD BABY!!!). Great event. The participants had a difficult time with the heat & humidity but the teams from MI (UofM & GVSU) were strong.
The MI coach gave the play by play from a boat at the start to the point the finish tower could make the call. Did a really nice job, better than the announcer in the tower.
Salute to our Vets, those in Uniform, their families... and especially to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Andy Oliver put up a quality start in just his second MLB start and against the best lineup in baseball. Tigers were able to claw back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the first game up, which is where it's at after 7.5.
Also, it seems ESPN and/or MLB is lifting the exclusivity ban and will let FSD show the nightcap featuring Verlander v. Beckett. I guess some big wig finally decided the little bump in ratings the ESPN game would otherwise get is not worth having a premier pitching matchup go un-televised. Good for them, I can't wait to watch!
We're a little more than 2 hours from kick off of the World's Superbowl. It's a matchup of the '08 (Man U) and '09 (Barca) champions.
Two years ago when these two met in the Final the game outdrew the Superbowl world wide in TV ratings. I think that was on ESPN, though, so the build up was certainly bigger. This year it's on FOX, so we may see similar numbers b/c of the wider reach of network TV.
I'm expecting a similar game to the '09 one. Barca is the superior team and Man U will need to play at its absolute best to stay in the game.
Biased prediction: 2-0 Barca. Cheers to the Catalans!
From where I'm sitting, this seems like a pretty terrible move. Sizemore, to this point, has been a thoroughly mediocre (at best) second baseman, but he's young-ish, and the Tigers have no talent at second.
David Purcey is a 29-year-old lefty reliever with a career ERA of 5.17, a career FIP of 4.49, and a career xFIP of 4.79 in 162 innings. His career k/9 is 6.00, and his bb/9 is an ugly 4.2. I know the bullpen has been bad, but Purcey isn't actually good, and the Tigers gave up a potentially useful piece at a thin position to get him.