“I’m way more comfortable,” Gardner said. “Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity. A lot of adversity I fought through, and I feel like I did a really good job of never giving up, never giving up on myself and my teammates. I feel my teammates recognized that, and my coaches recognized that, and I feel like that will help me.”
Dr. Hamlet was a very intelligent pig. One day he and his friend StephenRKass went to the Midwest Coach's Tour and met Brady Hoke, and heard Dave Brandon explain the annexation of Maryland and Rutgers as a population-grab, which any Europa Universalis player can appreciate. Dr. Hamlet and his friend cornered Laura Hoke, and Laura Hoke read all about Dr. Hamlet, and they became quite fond of each other. That adventure was front-paged and the whole town came out to enjoy it, because he enjoys all UM Alumni Club events (upcoming: John U Bacon in Columbus a week from today).
Several weeks ago I asked in this space if the Photoshoppers could produce a full Alan Branch rampage. We were passing the phone around and refreshing the entire ride down to Kentucky over Memorial Day as they provided. We salute his victims: Anthony Morelli, Kikko Haydar, Patrick Roy, Maximus, Pablo Escobar, a Pamplona bull, Joe Frazier, Titanic, Kyle Larson's car, Mufasa, Claude Lemieux, Pisa's tower, the Death Star, and Morelli again on the rolling hills wallpaper.
Brandin Hawthorne jumped on Vincent Smith's account to do his own hello to the board. We learn things like the difference between old coaches and new:
Hoke staff's just more on the coaching and teaching the players and with Coach Rod's staff it was hard to relate at times--and this tradition we speak of I'm curious to know what it is—yeah there were so new things that we did differently with the new staff but for the most part it was pretty much the same in that aspect
Hoke and Mattison do more teaching, draw from the well of Michigan: a pattern emerges. Also who on the team does the best Hoke impersonation and how fast Pahokee's rabbits are.
So fast that one of my high school teammates go by the name Jackrabbit in the NFL and i would have to say we've all caught rabbits except Richard.
But I mean, you don't have to go to my blog, you can just go to Maize n Brew. Just trying to get a little pub out of it until it gets some traction. In the future I'll just link to Maize n Brew though. FWIW, you can also post comments at my blog or at Maize n Brew. You could also post them somewhere else, but I probably won't answer you then because that would just be ridiculous.
Part II (link directly to Maize n Brew) is up as well, by the way. And because of that I had changed the title of my board post, and now you have a dead link in your post. I'm just trolling the hell out of you right now.
With your mention of Pahokee I was reminded of something. Anyone watch The Glades? I just started watching it on Netflix and there's an episode that takes place in Pahokee and opens on a bunch of young aspirint football players chasing rabbits. The story revolves around a player named De'Andre and when the women of the town are discussing all the schools visiting to recruit him one of them says 'I really hope he goes to Michigan.' It brought a smile to my face, the writer had to be a UofM grad or at least fan.