further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
The women's gymnasts (ranked No. 4) beat No. 11 Illinois today.
You know, we kick butt in the Olympic sports.
I was going to begin this post, "While we're waiting for the next Hello post..." I was too late. But the dynasty of U of Michigan students in national (and world) ice dancing continues. Reigning Olympic champs Charlie White & Meryl Davis are sitting out this year, so our own Evan Bates & his partner (non-UM-alum-but-Michigan-dweller) Madison Chock won this year's US championship...
with the Shibutani Sibs (Alex & Maia) taking the silver. (They're the ones who aren't Charlie & Meryl in the picture below, chosen for those new to the board who are skeptical of their credentials.)
ESPN is reporting that Kobe Bryant is done for the year, having torn his rotator cuff. I wonder how bad of a record the Lakers are going to finish with this season. They are already 12-31 and nearly in last in the West. With 39 games to go, how many more wins do you think they'll get to? 20 total tops? Here is a link to ESPN reporting it: LINK
EDITED: Back in my office, so updating post I'd originally done on mobile to include link and contain more facts.
This Boston Barstool Sports Blogger says it's a conspiracy. An excerpt from his article:
"But rather than do that the Colts risked playing at a disadvantage. Why? The answer is twofold. 1. Deflated balls don’t make a lick of difference and #2 the Colts knew they had no shot beating us anyway. This was their only weapon. Not to win on the field, but to tattle on us after the fact. That’s how pathetic they are. They just did it because that’s what kids who get shoved in lockers do. They can’t stand up to us on the field so they wait till there are tucked safely in their beds in Indy to open their mouths. They hate us cause they ain’t us."
That's the paragraph that that got me.
Link to full article: ***WARNING--COMMENTS NOT SAFE FOR WORK***
I thought some of you that aren't 100% tired of deflate gate might enjoy this off the wall take on the situation. If there is anybody that isn't tired of it.
My first MGoBoard post. Feel free to let me know if I suck or not.
Thanks and GO BLUE!!!
I just watched a report on the Today Show where 81% of viewers in a snap twitter poll said yes to the question "if guilty should the Patriots be banned from the Super Bowl?" Leaving aside the silliness of the question, which isn't on the table as a possibility, the rest of the discussion was about how there is "growing outrage" over this. Is there? I'm probably in the minority, but this is nothing but a yawner to me as a scandal. I'm shocked, shocked, that there is gambling in this establishment. Scuffing balls happens in baseball, as does stealing signs, as does trying to get any edge possible. You catch a guy or a team, you punish them under the rules, you move on.
But I could be wrong, what do you think?
to this thread of nerdy Michigan football fans."