mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
The swimmers and divers went a little crazy at Jack Harbaugh's old school:
The Big Ten Conference released their weekly awards yesterday. Pitcher Megan Besta was named Conference Pitcher of the Week, while SS Abby Ramirez was named Co-Player of the week. She shared this award with Indiana's pitcher Michelle Huber.
Megan threw 2 Complete-game shutouts at Rutgers over the weekend. She now leads the Big Ten in lowest ERA at 1.45. We had some discussion in the Open Thread questioning who is our #1 pitcher? This should answer that question.
I understand that honoring Seniors is a time-honored tradition for all Michigan Varsity teams. However, I am a firm believer that the play on the field should decide these important questions.
Abby has been on a terror of late. She had a .750 BA over the past 4 games. She reached base in every AB against Rutgers including 2 powerful HRs. All from a player who stands about 5-2 1/2 and weighs about 110 pounds. Coach Hutch will have to re-think her strategy of having Abby slap-hit and possibly lead-off next year. Maybe Abby gets moved into the #3 or #4 slot next year if she keeps up these shenanigans.
We play at MSU tomorrow then host Huber's Indiana Hoosiers this weekend. These next 4 games should be explosive for us. It will be fun to watch.
OT-Report that former Nebraska Running Back Lawrence Phillips is being investigated for murder in prison
Are they the greatest team of all-time or just the greatest of the past 100 years?
Is Miguel Cabrera actually a long-lost relative of Harbaugh?
Has Harbaugh been seen doing any 3rd-base coaching in the D?
Can the bullpen actually hold it together?
In light of the whole Brandon Gibbons situation at Michigan and the Rasheed Sulaimon situation at Duke this year, as well as a somewhat similar situation at my graduate institution, I thought this was a pretty interesting read: http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-campus-rape-tribunals-some-men-see-injustice-1428684187?mod=e2fb
Basically, campuses across the country have been directed to change their standard for sexual assault from roughly a 75% standard to a 50%+ standard, thus changing the outcome in many of these "gray area cases", where alcohol played a significant part in events, and it's hard to figure out what happened either way. It seems a bit strange to me that colleges have to figure this out independently of what the legal system decides, as I'm not necessarily aware of other crimes where that's the case (e.g. robbery,murder, etc.)
Comcast customers, for the remainder of this week you can access the content of the movie channels OnDemand for free. I have posted this in the past and people seemed to appreciate the heads up. Anyway, I am looking forward to catchin up on House of Lies and Ray Donovan. Any other recommendations are appreciated.