Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Today Michigan is playing Cal in the Regional Final of the Ann Arbor Regional. If Michigan wins this game, Michigan advances to the Super Regionals. If Michigan loses, Michigan and Cal play another game immediately afterwards. The game is on ESPN3.
Game's being played in a Big Ten stadium in a snowstorm on turf thats allegedly frozen stiff.
Brett Favre is starting! Adrian Peterson is out.
8:30 ET/5:30 PT Kickoff on ESPN. All the Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, and Mike Tirico you can handle. And then some.
I know this is from the paper that shall not be named, but things are sounding good for our boy. He has the right attitude. As a Bears fan, I am pleased at his chances... Greg Mathews, not so much...
So thirty minutes ago I'm tending to my tomato plants when, from the treeline perhaps 15 yards away, out comes a black bear. I just wrote and then deleted the words "medium sized black bear," reasoning that:
1.) Not being a zookeeper or park ranger, I have no idea in what percentile, sizewise, this particular bear belongs, and
2.) Does it really matter? It's not as though there is a bear size threshold below which you say to yourself: "You know what? I was going to escape, but instead I think I'll go over and kick some ursine ass."
In any case, it was a black bear, and it was too close for comfort, so I backed away. It stood up on its hind legs, looked at me inquisitively, and retreated into the woods.
Did I respond wisely? What would you do in this situation? What would Barwis do?
Of course some might say that there are plentiful resources on the web on this subject, and I would be better served by a Google search. But like a politician I see no reason to seek expertise from strangers when unqualified but like-minded advisers are so close at hand.