game may never end... Screw softball
Did anyone actually see Peppers' announcement?
much as most people; however, I am a wee bit frustrated.
Not happening till this dumb NB-Oregon softball game ends. They'll air it then
actual college athletes competing for the chance at a championship?
I'm a thrilled as all of you about this commit, but get a grip.
Sooo... Who won the big game?
So go watch it.
Hopefully Peppers has his second best game of the year against Neb every year and they rue the day they let this softball game run into extra innings.
Judas Motherfucking Priest. It's been almost an hour since ESPNU was supposed to air Peppers' announcement.
I never had a reason to hate Nebraska/Oregon softball before today.
Its almost mind-numbing at this point. I'd like to start the grill or work on my garage, but no...I don't want to miss out on the announcement that has already been announced. I could DVR it, but watching it "live" means something at this point....thus the torture goes on
Knocks it to the wall and gets thrown out at second? Settle down kids, we could be here for a while -.-
Must be a good one.
Is he considering making it a career?
...and it really annoys me that I'm supposed to be enjoying this announcement more, but softball is pissing me off! I need to see footage of Jabrill choosing Michigan!!!
Apparently, he wrote a rap for it
straight up hosed my man. And this damn game is still going on?!?! I finally get to see a top flight prospect pick Michigan with the little hat thing and couldn't watch because of a softball game. Life isn't fair.
an hour after they said it would be on... This is so stupid... Go screw yourselves ESPN...
Stay tuned folks- the Jabrill Peppers announcement will come following the Oregon Nebraska softball game!— ESPNU (@ESPNU) May 26, 2013
WTF!!! TEN INNINGS!??!?! Dear God just END this fucking softball game!!!
I will say this girl from Oregon is pitching really well. I put the majority of the blame on her because she has so many strike outs. I hope Nebraska's coaching staff gives a good lecture to their players btwn innings or at the half inning.
to the victors go the spoils!
The people in this thread sound like a bunch of crybabies. Just be happy he committed, they'll show the video once the game is over.
obviously don't understand the magnitude of the situation
Who else is going to watch this god forsaken game until it's over just to see how he did it?
He will be running out of the tunnel an touching that banner, before this game ends.
No. But I did envision it...
Why the hell did ESPNU air a softball game knowing that it could run over its alloted time? I know the game has gone 10 innings but it was still in the 7th inning at 5:15 PM and sportcenter U was supposed to start at 4:45 PM
I can't take another minute. I'll just have watch the youtubes when it finally airs. This is more softball than I planned on watching for my entire life.
There is an executive at ESPN right now saying, "look at the ratings for softball, I told you this was a good investment!"
The Nebraska girl has thrown every pitch in this tounament, thats pretty impressive.
That may be true but there is one rule in softball that I cannot stand. You are allowed to take the pitcher out of the game for pinch running, and than the pitcher is allowed to return to pitch. I forgot what game I was watching, but the pitcher was outstanding at pitching, was a great hitter, but was horribly clumsy and slow on the basepaths. She had 3 doubles in the game, one of which that would have been a triple if she had even been a decent baserunner. If this were to be the case in baseball, the pitcher's lack of baserunning ability could possibly play a major factor in a close game. Softball totally takes this element of the game away, and I think it is ridiculous.
BTW I just realized how long this post was, so I apologize.
Coaches don't want their pitchers hurt from sliding, since one great pitcher is enough for a national championship run (or whatever goals your team has). Also I'm almost positive there isn't a baseball team in the country that only carries 3-4 pitchers, which is the norm in softball, so that magnifies the importance of keeping any one of them healthy. Not saying it's a good or bad rule, but that's got to be the reasoning.
The real dumbest thing in softball is calling the designated hitter the "designated player". That's both stupid and redundant. That and allowing organized cheering the entire game, I hate that too.
is unique to softball. When I first started coaching, I did not allow my girls to to any organized cheers. They were loud and distracting. Then my 10 year old daughter said, "Dad, can I transfer to that team, because they have a lot of fun cheering?" and that was that. Botta Boom, botta bing.
Now I enjoy it. Especially the M cheers. They do a great rendition of "cant turn you loose- Michigan Style" It is fun to cheer along with the girls.
I just think that it's dumb. In baseball, coaches have to worry about their pitchers potentially getting hurt on the basepaths, but that is why it is all a part of the game. And if you are that bad of a baserunner but good of a hitter, your team should have to take the good with the bad, not take the good and a very cheap way out with the bad.
And I agree that is pretty dumb, but I guess this is just more reasons why I stick to baseball anyway.
Subbing for a pitcher is crazy?
Read it closer. I never said subbing is crazy. Subbing and then letting them come back in is crazy. Subbing is a part of the game. Imagine this rule in the MLB. NL teams could pinch hit for their pitcher and put their pitcher back in the game next inning. It's a dumb rule. But I clearly never said subbing is crazy, i said that subbing and letting them return is crazy
I think your mind has to be in the gutter more than it is now.
In this case you just have to read his username.
Oh look. Another bunt.
actually made me cry
Now that I know the outcome, don't particularly care about seeing it.
OMG A RUN!!!!!!
For Nebraska errors
FINALLY OREGON SCORED.
That was stupid how long it took
Please make it stop........I don't care who wins...just please get this over with...I want to see the video!
One of the best programs in the nation and has had more consistent success than most UofM programs over the last 25 years...
Yeah, fuck softball. We want losers here at Meeechigan. #toofewchormesones #mgoidoitalert
and you were doing so well too
Can we ban this guy please?
This must be the most attention a non-Michigan softball game ever has and ever will get here...not to mention much higher TV ratings for the game too.
Demar Dorsey JC team is stacked http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/databaseresults/_/class/2013/jucoId/457 .
At this point, it has been OVER AN HOUR since ESPNU said they would air his announcement. I don't blame Peppers for not waiting.
I don't know who to hate more: ESPNU for making the derpy decision to air a softball game so close to Peppers' announcement, or the Nebraska-Oregon game/teams for going on as long as they have. It is now 6:30, and they are still going. Peppers announcement was supposed to be at 4:45 or 5:00.
1 more to go...don't blow this ducks
I overslept on my nap and woke up and thought "oh shit, I missed it!" ...nope, I didn't. For MGoBlog's sake, I wish I did.
Well, technically we all missed it. Peppers still made his announcement, hence the "Hello" posts. ESPNU just has not aired his announcement yet.
Is on espn now i just don't know how to post it sorry..
ABOUT DAMN TIME
The game is over
Fuck this shit, ESPNU...turn on what we came to see.
That was torture.
Oh good. Nebraska nad Oregon get to play again.
...that I am actually sitting around watching a HS kid make a decision that he's already made. But I don't feel bad in the least. #sports
And then they cut to more softball highlights, then to commercial...damn you ESPN, damn you all to hell!!!!!
Stupid commercials hurry up and end!!!!!!
What a cool guy... Happy for him
OMG He picked Michigan!!!
Watching the announcement FINALLY.
I'll say this for Jabrill: he's definitely well-spoken.
OH WINGED HELMET REVEAL!!!!
He's literally EMOTIONLESS.
this espn guy is the worst
That dude is terrible at his job
He called him a Quarterback and that whole Ohio thing was just stupid. It sounded like a buckeye fan trying to troll Peppers.
Not gonna lie, the boy has talent. That was a dope little rap. Never seen anything like it.
I liked it but I really did want to see him pick a hat from five different Michigan hats.
Yup, the video is up on Wolverine Nation for those who have access. FWIW I have given some criticism to his motivations in a few threads. I would like to say that I really liked what I heard in his announcement video and talking about God, thanking people for the opprotunity to announce on ESPN, smiling and seemingly down to earth. I like what I'm hearing. And, he's already referencing "the team down south"!
...Academics were a HUGE priority in his committment. His finalists were widely to be considered Michigan and Stanford. He only writes "clean raps." He clearly states that football is the priority. What's the problem?
(Oh, and have you ever been in a football locker room? 50% of the guys in there think they can rap...at least a couple guys think they can SERIOUSLY. Usually 0 of them are any good or as focused as Jabrill...again, what's the problem?)
I said I liked what I heard! Yup...been in many a college football locker room. They're also big fans of rapping in the weight room to the music often accompanied with some awful dance moves. Although basketball players do this even more!
A last message from Peppers: Buckle Up!
That was AWESOME!!!
William the conquer?
The announcer sucked that's for sure. I know some people have commented that Jabrill seems cocky in his highlight films, but his interview shows that he's a great kid who's focused on his future. All the best to him while he attends UM.
...I hope Peppers brings back the "shoulder pad shimmy shake." #2 is a legend and that was his signature move.
He's the No. 2 rated prospect...and his measurables are almost identical to Chuck. GASP, Woodson 2.0! (I'm joking, but I'm also praying)
He isn't Woodson 2.0.
He's Peppers 1.0
I don't like 2.0 comparisions either. But it (1.0) didn't go along with my little rant about the number 2. That said, if someone in this history of earth could ever be better than Charles Woodson, God Bless that individual.
That was a sick rhyme yo
wow. that was an impressive interview by Peppers - he does come across as exceptionally confident, but also well spoken and with an amazing smile. He seems very self-aware.
This guy has star written all over him.
Only fitting after we lost Denard...
Lose one track star, gain another. :)
I like it. I like it a lot!
I like it. I like it a lot!
Peppers did a little rap segment to announce his choice. He ended his announcement by putting on the "winged" helmet. Can't wait for this kid to get to A2
Keep in mind, those guys are all going to be true freshmen. The 2010, '11 and '12 classes will be doing most of the heavy lifting that year.
we get to watch it all unfold. Well, not Heiko, he gets to chat with his pal Al about it!
I was super impressed by everything. This kid is going to be a star...
and that ESPN talking head might just be the whitest of them all. He made Andy Griffith look like Tupac.
"Who let the dogs out?"
And Jibreel was going to awkwardly say "uh, yeah" while tugging at his collar.
Seriously, that ESPN dude made this dude:
Look like this dude:
He made this, uh, dude:
Look like this dude:
In fact, I'd go so far as to say that dude made this dude:
Look like this dude:
Going to take me a while to get used to that one as I'm so used to seeing Jibreel. They're both anglicized to "Gabriel" if memory serves. Anyway, I reiterate my point. Damn, ESPN white dude. The Brady Bunch thinks you're awkward around people of color.
^. Couldn't stop laughing after reading this post.
Yes OP, I did. It was awesome.
Kid is serious class, funny, has perspective at too young of an age and seemingly pretty smart. Great commit video...combined with his tapes...oh my...this one is going to be huge!
...the freestyle was spectular. dude is phenomal at everything hoke can recruit. BOOM. *passes out drunk* go blue
that Jabrill has swag like Mike Hart. He seems like he's not afraid because he knows he's good AND he raps. I really hope he recruits more guys into this class, namely Hand. What a pickup.
He's planning to be Cornerback correct? All of his highlights of him on ESPN were either running or catching on offense.
He's planning to play CB at Michigan. I know, it is quite interesting that all his highlights are from offense. But scouts say he has the footwork to be an elite CB. If I'm not mistaken, Woodson played mostly offene in high school as well.
From prolonging his announcement, so teammates could get exposure, a denard-esque grin, to hearing the song he put out on youtube, you can tell he's an all around great kid. I know he'll make an impact on the field, but you can tell he's the type of person that will make a huge impact off the field. Saturday's are going to be even better watching him wear the winged helmet!
Nebraska won the 3rd game, so the game we all watched didn't even matter.