Maybe, the Ohio court is sticking out for its in state sports team. Anyways, since when can you conceal any informtion at all as being a public institution.
Unverified Voracity Asks If You're Going To Stab Him
Unrelated. I tried, but there's no way to even pretend this is relevant.
Amazing. BHGP's Horace E. Cow finishes his fake pro combat series with Ohio State, and it's a doozy:
Click. It is amazing.
Basketball offers. As expected, they went out to Keita Bates-Diop and Devin Booker on Friday. Neither dropped immediately but both made encouraging noises. Booker gave various sites a variation on this quote:
Where does Michigan rank among the schools who have offered you or otherwise contacted you?
Michigan is definitely a top runner. I don’t know about an exact rank, but they’re definitely going to be there throughout the whole recruiting process. They’re up there.
I got all excited about the version of the quote($) he gave to Rivals that called Michigan "a strong frontrunner" and I took that to mean they were the front-runner, but the overall picture is more circumspect than that. Booker seemed taken aback when UMHoops asked if he was committing this summer. Booker's verging on five-star status—31st to Rivals, 23rd to ESPN, 29th to Scout—everywhere and would be a big pickup.
As for Bates-Diop, the vibe seems to be Michigan or Purdue and somewhat soon.
Brockdate. The Toledo Blade updates us on Brock Mealer's situation and recent charitable activities:
"I talk about perseverance," Mealer said. "I talk about the things that come from hard work, about accepting challenges rather than avoiding them. For me, that's about faith. Having a tragic thing happen, but remaining faithful."
Mealer and his family -- including part of the family he's come to know in the Michigan football program -- hosted and took part in the David Mealer Memorial Classic on Monday. In its third year the golf tournament has raised more than $20,000 for various charities and medical causes, and its designated beneficiaries this year are the emergency room department of the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon and Athletic Angels, a charitable foundation run by former Michigan strength and conditioning coach Mike Barwis; the charity's emphasis this year is to provide personal training for individuals with paralysis.
26 of the 120 golfers were Michigan football players, a veritable festival of shots shanked backwards off the tee. You will tear up on senior day this year when Brock is standing next to Elliott. This is a warning.
LEAVE THE FALCONS ALONE. Those Peregrine falcon chicks that picked up the first names of various Michigan football coaches had an accident:
Three of the four newly hatched peregrine falcon chicks that live atop University of Michigan Hospital are in rehab after dropping from their nest onto a landing above the second floor of the hospital.
The chicks appear to be unharmed but are in rehab so specialists can help them develop flying muscles, said Michigan Department of Natural Resources Specialist Christine Becher.
If I see them at my next physical therapy appointment I'll advise them to follow the example of Yost and adopt the last names of the various coaches. No one has actually given name X to chick Y yet, but it's logical to assume that the one who didn't fall off the building is the one who took the last name of the coach, not the first name. None of this would have happened if these chicks were named uniformly.
Fascinating, captain. Holly asks "what is the Big Ten equivalent of PAAAOWL, anyway?" And… well, what is it? The best I can come up with is saying something mean about Jim Delany.
“It’s unbelievable,” Di Giuseppe told New England Hockey Journal from his hotel room in Toronto, where he is attending the NHL Scouting Combine this week. “When you start looking at NCAA programs, one school stands out: the University of Michigan Wolverines. Growing up, I never really looked at going there, but as time went by, and I began to look at maybe taking a different route, there was no other choice for me.”
A junior year maybe? He is very young.
Was there a question about this? The GLI has been extended to 2014 under the usual format (Michigan Tech/Michigan/Michigan State/Wildcard), something I've never seen reported before. Accompanying quote:
"The Great Lakes Invitational tournament has become a long-standing tradition with our program and other schools in the state," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement. "We are pleased that this annual holiday tournament will continue for the foreseeable future."
Not to be paranoid, but does this make anyone else think the tournament might either be going away or facing changes in the somewhat near future? Of late the GLI has acted as a bridge between Michigan Tech, the one in-state school not in the CCHA, and the rest of the state. When the various Michigan schools are spread across three conferences, it seems like Wildcard should always be Ferris or Western or Northern or Lake State and at that point we might want to start talking about a larger tournament.
I've mentioned this before. It's fun to Play For Stuff and now there's a need for the Michigan schools to get greater exposure to each other. The GLI could morph into the end of that tourney.
Proposed format reminder:
- Grab either BGSU or Notre Dame for an eighth team.
- Form two groups of four with MSU and M split, Ferris and WMU split, and fill out the groups with the WCHA and honorary Michigan team. Example group: M, WMU, NMU, BGSU. Example group two: MSU, Ferris, LSSU, MTU.
- Each team plays two games against each group opponent—the WCHA teams in the same division can have an early-season conference series double as their Michigan Cup series. Top two in each group advance to the GLI.
- GLI is as is, with group winners avoiding each other in the first round.
The GLI trophy, whatever it is, now means something pretty cool. You could rescue the Mason Cup from oblivion if you want. (I'd prefer to not continue glorifying a man who spent his career trying to murder entertaining hockey no matter how nice and successful he was, but you may not be so opposed.) Michigan also has six of their 14 nonconference games set every season. The only reason not to do it is a slight amount of money Michigan and Michigan State won't be getting by loading up their nonconference schedules with the Bentleys of the world. Yay money!
To be fair, I think every school in the Dakotas has something like that on Minnesota. Maybe the new world of college football playoffs will tell us what's in the computer formulas. Mark Donnal's team won the camp championship at the NBPA thing. Athlon predicts Michigan will win the Big Ten this year. MVictors on the departed Bob Chappius. Zach Travis on M finally beating OSU.
I feel dumb and apparently my google fu is weak, but can someone tell me what the derivation of PAAOWL is? It seems to have something to do with Saban and Alabama, but dang if I can figure out what exactly.
More specifically, it's a reference to the deep abiding obsession that the citizens of Alabama have for college football and a hatred for Auburn or Alabama depending on which team you're a fan of. College football bloggers generally use PAWLLLL whenever they are highlighting and mocking anything particularly stupid or fanatical that goes on down in SEC country.
A radio show host named Paul Finebaum has people call in voicing their opinions about Alabama football and what not. The "PAAAWWWLL" comments you see would be a mockery of the people who call in. Par example: "Uh COURSE Bamas gunna go undefeated. It's more of a question of will they win every game by 10 or 20 PAWWWWL!"
What is the SEC version of PAAAOWL? What is PAAAOWL at all??
Sorry if I'm just missing siomething, but a google search did nothing at all to explain it?
Well, at least I'm slightly faster in my confusion than you are!
Is a running gag at EDSBS to mock insane Alabama fans and other listeners of the Paul Finebaum show (it comes from insane Finebaum callers, usually Bama fans, who air their grievances by saying "PAAAAAAAAAWL").
The most interesting I learned from your post is that there's someone named Finebaum in Alabama.
It's a reference to Paul Finebaum and his radio show:
Man, that Ohio stuff is awesome. The description of what is on the uniform is even better than what you can see in that hellish mess.
An expanded GLI sounds interesting, but to hell with Notre Dame!
I think the falcon chicks fell because Brian always calls #16 Denard and #32 Kovacs.
That Falcon story wasn't just for the birds
Get those falcon chicks to Barwis - he'll help them develop flying muscles!
Probably one of the 10 best things ever written on the Internet.
To make this funnier to most people, Gahanna is the Arabic word for Hell. I didn't know Gahanna, OH existed, but it totally made the joke in my opinion.
I checked and there's only one post (this one) with the tag "stabby stabby stabby."
I guess if you're a glass half-full kind of fellow you'd say, "well at least there's only one." If you're a glass half-empty kind of gal you'd say, "holy shit, that tag exists?"
Also just noticed and checked. I guess I'm glass-is-twice-as-big-as-it-needs-to-be because I said That exists? But thought it was hilarious.
A friend's late father played with Chappius on the '47 team and remained good friends for years (along with "Ox" Wistert). I had no idea his father played at Michigan until he pointed out his dad in the team picture on the new stadium promenade. So I sent him the posts and links from MGoBlog, which turned into an extended e-mail reminiscence, appropriately on Father's Day. His dad was a back-up QB who played at Michigan before and after his WWII service. He may not have made the history books, but the friend's brother turned up this practice photo:
That's the Dad (George Kiesel, #25, later beloved principal of Parkside High School in Jackson, MI) on the field with the legend. Great father's day gift to his boys.
A comment asks if this is something explaining the T-formation. The poster answers:
Good eye. The focus is on a hypothetical Michigan-Notre Dame match up for that season that never really took place, I don't think. From a 1948 football annual magazine, there is a set of 4 pics, this is the first. I should have posted them all at the same time, they are very small and I had to enlarge. Peterson hands to Chappuis who runs right and "may run end or pass"
Here's the post link, in case he finds those other pix.
From the personal to the global: A fine Chappius obit in the NY Times.
That's their slogan? Really?