"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
Article by LZ Granderson on ESPN.com argues Verlander should get the Cy Young and MVP. Isn't this a bit of a stretch to give a pitcher the MVP also? I do agree with him though that there's no way the Tigers have the record they do without ...
Big game. Big series. I like the Tigers chances with Jason Kipnis out of the lineup, that guy scares me, shit the Indians scare me, they have a nice team.
Voting is open from now until September 9. People may vote once per day, and the most popular blog receives a $50 Amazon gift card. Nominations are MGoBlog, UMHoops, and a laundry list of Detroit-related sports blogs. Given the content on this blog regarding my favorite school and sports teams, it's really a no-brainer. Thanks to Jerry for finding this and posting it in the MGoShirt diary.
Now cue the Michigan bots to deliver Brian another wedding present!
Unexpectedly early Donovan Warren sightings in the Steelers-Eagles preseason game, sent in a few times with the Pittsburgh starters. Camera time included an appreciative pat on the bum from Coach Tomlin as he ran to the sidelines, and he shared a sack of Michael Vick with James Harrison. Pretty heady company for an undrafted rookie who didn't even get to play for the Jets in preseason last year due to early injury. Pittsburgh ahead 24-0, and with their depth on defense it says something about their opinion of Donovan that he was already playing in the first quarter, and kept in for much of the play afterwards. He's currently leading the defensive stats with less than 6 minutes to go in the game. (Just heard he made another play, but I missed it for obvious reasons.)
In other alumni news, Lamarr Woodley gets his requisite big play, plus a sidelines interview about his salary. He confesses that he gets teased because he's still a cheapskate. Larry Foote made a beautiful interception with the second team.
Soony is with Sporting KC, and just got his first goal... a defender for Portland did most of the work though...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion and FOX networks has agreed to a 7 year deal that partners the # 1 MMA Promotion in the world with the # 1 television network in the Country,
UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization and No. 1 Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, finds its perfect media match in FOX, the No. 1 television network in the country. FOX Sports Media Group, the umbrella entity representing FOX Networks Group’s wide array of sports platforms, has reached a multi-year, multi-media rights agreement with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the UFC brand.
The first live event airs Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT.
Additional programming on multiple FOX networks launches January 2012 and includes live fights, pre and post shows, countdown shows, UFC Unleashed, UFC Primetime, the UFC Knockout series, Best of Pride, weigh-in specials, and much more original content from extensive Zuffa archives. The agreement also provides for developing robust mobile and authenticated online offerings to exploit a vast array of digital platform rights.
Also, the UFC's reality show Ultimate Fighter will move from Spike TV to FX in 2012.
Spike TV will definitely take huge hit with the loss of the partnership they previously held with the UFC.