this may be of some local interest
Read an article of guys to watch this spring and im interested to hear more opinions.. So, 3 players who you want to see and feel will carve out a spot for themselves this year.
1. Ty Isaac - I am not big on comparing these guys to proven stars but i must here.. Isaac has a Matt Forte build and skill set in my opinion.. Tall, thick, hands that can allow him to split wide, and deceptive speed and power.. I like the talent of our RB group and think all of them can bring production if the OL improves.. Isaac is the one who can do it all though and i have a feeling he will be a huge addition to the offense.
2.Maurice Hurst - Showed some real flashes of the quickness we heard about last year.. This team desperately needs a pass rush and if it can come from the inside of the line that is even better.. Another year of weight room may be the final move in taking a leap from seeing flashes to consistent production from Mo Hurst.
3.Jehuu Chesson - I say this in part to believing the OL improves with the coaching of Drevno.. I felt last season we were hesitant to setup deep routes because the confidence was not there with the OL.. Chesson plays hard and if the offense can click in a Harbaugh way that means the running game is churning and the TEs-HBacks are moving the chains.. That can open up some deep shots and Chesson has the ability to make plays.
Excited to see spring ball and the hope is strong
Most here probably missed it, but the LA Dodgers took the NL West divisional lead overnight by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1, Clayton Kershaw getting the "W" in a game played 'down under' in Australia.
The two teams play again tonight, this one at a more normal time for us to watch west coast teams play, at 10pm EDT. It'll again be broadcast on MLB Network, in case anyone needs a break from wall-to-wall NCAA Tournament action.
(edited @ 3:38pm to fix thread title)
With the general mood around here today being just "slightly" down, due to the bad news involving things like Jake Butt's ACL injury and the latest bad winter weather, let me spread a bit of cheer, a veritable "light at the end of the tunnel", if you will:
Doesn't matter, either, if you're a fan of some team other than the Tigers (gasp), as most other clubs likewise have or will have their pitchers and catchers report by the end of this week and full squads in Florida or Arizona next week. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks have already been at work for several days now, getting ready for an early start to the regular season with a trip down under for a pair of games on March 22nd and 23rd:
while most of the rest of MLB starts playing games that count (and no, NOT the All Star Game)on or around March 31st.
Go Get 'Em, Tigers!
(edited title @ 9:57 pm)
Was just driving down State, and noticed the ESPN bus barked in front of Schembechler Hall. Anyone have a clue as to why the ESPN football crew would be in town right now?
I didn't take a picture of the bus, but it was the same on as in this pic.
I brought my camera to the spring game. I was limited by not being able to move for different angles, a not so pretty sky/lighting, and only a 300mm lens. Regardless, I think some of these came out pretty nice. I put all my photos at my photography page on facebook:
Some of my fav's:
/\This is where I sat
I take a lot of photos at air shows too, so feel free to go through some more of my photos if you're interested. Lemme know what you think.
Brothers and sisters, the bright warmth of summer stands gloomy, cold and damning before us. Whilst our neighbors, our friends, our kin celebrate the harvest, feast, drink, and are fattened, we shall waste away, like a field untended. Our purpose removed, our souls set to restless nothings, we shall wander the earth like cursed dead. Our heads shall carry no thought, and our hearts hold no song. Lo, in the land of our tribe, our music shall not be played, nor shall our people gather, chant, and bring war upon the neighboring tribes. The coliseum will see no games.
And this shall not be a passing thing! No! For many months, our warriors shall slumber! For countless days the beer will not flow! It will indeed be a sad time.
Fear not, for we shall not be tortured. How can you torture that which does not feel? Fear not, for we shall not be subverted or put to labor against our will. That which does not think, but only dreams, has no will to subvert. He who has nothing joyful with which to fill his time cannot waste it on other tasks, but simply use it up. And even so, the suffering will be great.
I think it would be better to be dead than this waking, walking death of the coming summer. Already the memory of what drives us fades away. And so let us spell ourselves, steel ourselves from want, and steal away from nothingness. Let us put ourselves to rest until our trial is over. A Requiem:
Oh Lord, thy name is Yost, thy name is Crisler, thy name is Bo. Grant us peace and a quickening of time. Grant us a restful slumber, until the month of your returning. Grant us dreams, skin of swines and the crossing of lines. Grant us Touchdowns in our dreams. Grant us a swift passing through the desolate times.