I was going to say the 2013 class, but softball works also.
NSD is over, now we can focus on...
Shane Morris....Dymonte Thomas!!!!!
Diamond and Kozan for this class still!
I thought this thread was going to be about spring practice.
I think they are related to me, they are smaller and share some physical characteristics. Not sure who they are since I spend so much time on mgoblog
this works too i guess
I just watch to see how hot the girls are.
although we have some very lovely ladies playing for us this year.
lacrosse, first game is in 10 days!
But I thought Yuri Wright was visiting?
No, it's Diggs.
Who wouldn't visit Michigan?
you could throw like a girl!
Chiddy has a rocket for an arm.
PTI was right, College Basketball is getting zero love...
Who covers sports (well, NFL mainly)? ESPN. Who is good in college hoops? The Big Ten.
There's your answer as to why.
This would make sense if ESPN and the B10 didn't have multi-million dollar contracts that make it their shared interest for the league to get positive publicity.
What is the "Adidas curse"?
2008 was the first year under Adidas. We went 3-8. Ipso-facto, wearing Adidas caused us to experience a 3 year slide. It's simple statistics.
But really, I just think the jerseys they supply Michigan have looked really cut rate. With the exception of what ever jersey model (it's not TechFit) it is they made the UTL and Sugar Bowl jerseys out of. Those looked normal.
Definitely gonna have to go with Icefin on this one. ESPN basically has the broadcasting rights for all of the other conferences, obviously except the Big Ten. So why would they push business to a rival network?
yuri visitin then do check out the pu**y on our bad ass white chick softball players
show some respect.
I would imagine that most people here have a lot of respect for you; I certainly do. As for the troll, don't worry; I have a feeling that we are about to see some pretty amusing moderator action.
dont get some guys. I understand saying some women are hot (that is almost disrespectful), but to lower them to a sexual symbol status shows lack of class.
I'll admit I don't follow softball that closely, but my impression has always been that the B1G's main purpose is to be fodder for our team's easy victories. This is one of those sports (like hockey, swimming, maybe gymnastics) where the goal every year is a National Championship!
of our leader, "the B1G is the goal. You cant expect to go to the next level if you dont win the B1G".
The B1G is improving overall in softball. Illinois is a top 20 team. Indiana impressed a few people last year and Penn State is always good. Last year Ohio State was last which is a surprise. Typically ohio is in the top tier of the B1G.
Don't forget the newest member of the B1G--the Cornhuskers. They are going to bring up the level of play in the conference as well.
Of course, Michigan has a ridiculously easy B1G schedule this season, skipping Nebraska, Northwestern and Iowa in the new 24-game slate (3 games against 8 of the teams, 0 games against the other 3).
IIRC, they've been pretty tough the last few seasons.
And, by the way, thanks for bringing the start of Softball to my attention.
Why do you like softball so much? Just wondering, because it's not the usual sport to be a huge fan of. Hopefully we can score lots of goals this year. Right guys?
I have 2 daughters and no sons. I was a baseball nut in my youth so I taught my daughters softball. As my daughters grew and got better, I grew with them. I attended every camp that I could (Hutch's, CMU, Wayne State). I then went full bore into softball by coaching the area's first Travel Softball team. As my daughter moved into college, I coached her D1 Club Team.
I still coach travel softball at the High School level. It is a real treat to see the ladies improve and play at such a high level. There are a few of us softball lovers on this board. SouthBend Wolverine, Anton, and Blue Dragon to name a few.
I try to get to as many SB games as I can. I am not taking any classes this semester so it will be difficult to get to AA for SB games but I will make a few of them.
l spent an afternoon in New Orleans with my avatar, MGoSoftball and his better half watching football, drinking beer and eating wonderful (but deadly) bar food at Cooter Browns and I can attest that nobody know's more about softball than he does. He has a passion for the sport (and all things Michigan I might add) which is one of the cool things about this blog and the people you meet on it. You find people with interests across all sports which keeps the conversations lively and topical.
Let's face it - Michigan's softball team is a national powerhouse and has been for a while. And without our friend MGoSoftball we would not have the board coverage we enjoy thanks to him.
A tip of my Michigan hat to you sir.
and tell your lovely avatar that me and my better half says hi, and we look forward to having another beer with you guys again. Hopefully on a crisp, fall Saturday afternoon.
Wow, that is a pic of your better half in a Michigan bikini?? Hats off to you man!
Softball is cool and all..hope they win a title blah blah (i really like softball but blah)
Its beautiful outside ... LETS HAVE THE SPRING GAME NEXT WEEK !
Im excited about the football team ...and thats a big deal considering the 3 years we went through.
The correct answer is...The Frozen Four
Not sure if our schedule will work out to catch any games in person, but will certainly watch for U of M on BTN. Team will certainly miss those outgoing seniors - will they leave the scoreboard forever broken to remember the Class of 2011 (that was Dorian, right?)?
is the softball team. Most associate Candrea as the best college sb coach ever. Hutch may not have the nc titles yet, but her record both in the big and against top DI schools is rarely paralleled. The last 15-20 years is scary successful. We have had some brutal match-ups in the super regionals for the last five years, but still a title and ws appearance.
Dorian. She hit that blast in her Junior year. Ashley hit one this past year just as hard into the pine trees in center field. I could not find any damage though.
I was thinking the celebration of NSD... Drinks all around!
I like all our teams (softball included), but let's not forget about our winter teams playing right now.
volleyball gents. you every see the maize and blue ladies in those volleyball shorts? not sure how/why those girls are required to wear something so tight and short, but god bless whoever made it up
...Texas and Alaska, ahem.
Do you think Carol can get a commitment from Diggs? I think he'd be a strong lead off bat.
cant seal the deal then they will have to bring in the master recruiter. The warm weather schools sell themselves for softball.
Most of our girls come from warmer states. So what do you think would draw them to oaver 10 feet of snow per year? Skiing? I think not. Its the opportunity to play for Coach Hutch and to get the best education in the world.
I just may be able to get my fiancee to make the trek for the weekend... nothing like a matchup between M and LSU to test out the strength of our bond. And we all know this is going to be tough for her. :)
La. Tech on Friday. On Saturday we play LSU and then La Tech again. On Sunday we play Penn State. So you will have your pick of game to watch.
If you go can you do some scouting for us and take some pics? The key is how is the Stephanies are playing. Is S. Spiereman pitching well and is S. Kirkpatrick back to her old self? Check on Colie for us too. Her knee should be 100%.
I wish Michigan had a home series during Spring Game weekend. I could have a 3-sport weekend (Lacrosse, Football, Softball).
Hopefully the ladies can bring home a 5th straight B1G Championship and make a run in the NCAA tournament. Really thought they were gonna win it all last year.
I noticed they have a freshman pitcher (Sara Driesenga) who is pretty tall and I have heard good things about her. Returning Bree Evans is a good thing because she was an automatic hit almost everytime she was up to bat.
As for lacrosse, it's gonna be a rough season since they're transitioning. But don't just think they are gonna lay down and die because they're playing national powers like denver and north carolina on the road. This team has good players, and they know how to win big games. If the lax program follows the model the men's soccer program has, a B1G Championship and a National Semifinal appearance by year 10 as an NCAA level program? I think we'll be in good shape. Hell, they might even do it sooner than that IMO. Very successful history in the sport dating back to 1940.
The mid-winter through spring is a very exciting time for Michigan athletics and for me. Hockey and Basketball will be in the postseason, Baseball and Softball season beginning and especially Lacrosse now being unleashed upon the NCAA.
Brunettes. Now we can focus on brunettes.
Thanks for the reminder about the season starting soon. Love watching them play. Should be an interesting year. The could be better offensively and defensively, but losing Taylor is huge. She was such a competitor,
Great preview, MGoSoftball! Could easily have been a diary. I look forward to another fun season keeping MGoBlog up to date as our ladies (hopefully) run their way to a 5th straight B10 title. A few reasons to be nervous in there, but a lot of stuff to be excited about as well. As always, I'm desparately hoping that we get a super-regional in Ann Arbor so I can join y'all to cheer the team on!
What about count down to kickoff? How many more days do we have until the season starts?