Football Display Case
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Wambach hits the frame!
Michigan Resurgent? Michigan Resurgent!
The beatings will continue until the uniforms improve!
I'm tired of these near goals
Why are Japan's blue?
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Because blue looks good on everyone?
Probably more likely that USA is the home team and so wears white and Japan has to wear their away unis (but shouldn't they be all red?)
He only got the job because he's a Michigan Man not because he was the best. Is that what Michigan is all about? You do the best, you get the job. This MM meme is crap.
Well, China has red, so Japan went blue?
I did mean uniforms: China has a red one.
The red circle and white background on the Japanese flag represents the rising sun; however, the national team also known as the Blue Samurais wear a different color on its soccer jersey, and as its nickname says it is characterized by its blue color. It all started in the 1936 Summer Olympics that took place in Berlin(Germany), when the Nipponese federation decided to wear blue for its soccer jersey and came out well, beating Sweden on the first round. It was a time that the blue color took place, but the Federation had other intentions. On the periods of 1988 and 1990 the blue color was switched to red on the soccer jersey, but after a streak of loses and poor results both for the Seoul Olympics and the 1990 World Cup, the red uniform kit was considered to be jinxed.
And knowing is half the battle.
Sounds like an X-Men villain or a Japanese Beer. Either way, cool.
I like this weird line, which sounds like it was translated by the Zero Wing guy:
It was a time that the blue color took place, but the Federation had other intentions.
All your blue are belong to us?
All home jerseys are generally white and sways are colors. So even if china and Japan played one would wear white the other would wear red...
Japan's jerseys should be white (home) and red away. Maybe blue is a special world cup only edition?
In sum (shrugs)
In soccer, the home uniform can be dark, as in American football. I don't think there are any regulations about that, other than that a team must have home/away uniforms that are in two different colors.
As far as Japan goes, I think they always have a blue uniform. Some countries, for whatever reason, choose not to use their flag's colors for sports. For instance, Australia always wears yellow and green, and New Zealand wears black and white. And of course, the Netherlands wear orange.
Ando gets behind the D, but shoots right at Solo.
Terrible shot by ando. Really terrible she had time to gather herself and put a much better strike on the ball. That was AWFUL
But again just goes right over the post. Gotta capitalize. One bounce/good strike by Japan and they win this.
in the words of jurassic park: "SHOOT HER!•
Where's the Lego raptor? Or at least it's claws?
Though in the depiction's defense, it DOES look like the point of the scene where he's already been half dragged into the cage. (I wonder if they just used the top half of a Lego Man).
And everyone be sure to set your dvr for Lego Star Wars Special on TOON pemiering Friday at 7. (*public service announcement finished*)
Ball over the top to Ando, just a little too far, and Solo gets it.
I'm so scared. Get some goals :(
USA dominated in chances/quality chances/shots on goal and hit the iron twice (really once since the other was on the outside)
The USA has to put one in though don't want this going to extra time.
As the USA plays Japan in Germany. Hmmmm.....
I'm gonna miss that ESPN World Cup music.
Get the ball on net. That keeper for Japan clearly sucks.
'Cause I Bleed Blue...
Lauren Cheney out with right ankle injury.
Alex Morgan coming in for her!
Morgan so close!
How does that *not* happen?!
Are there less whistles/calls/flops in the women's game, do they commit less penalties, or has this just been a relatively clean game so far?
There are less flops. Fouls, it depends. Nigeria had a hackfest against Germany.
US gets a break on the offsides call, which wasn't.
Abby gets a header on frame, saved by Kaihori.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
ALEX MORGAN!! ALEX MORGAN!!! OOOOOOOOOOO ALEX MORGAN!!!!!!!
This might be arrogant, and if it is, it is, but we're Michigan
If Hope Solo isn't available i'll take Alex Morgan... She's FINE!
Is working out.
US D can't clear the ball, Japan capitalizes.
These last seconds have been tense as fuck.
Why clear the ball in front of your goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
O'Reilly crosses, neither Wambach nor Rapinoe get to it.
That was fast!
"There will be blood on the field and it won't be mine." -KK
Sakaguchi from outside the box, wide left.
US pressuring, Japan defending, 2 minutes stoppage time.
Two 15-min periods, no golden goal.
here. we. go!
I've always thought soccer should liberalize substitutions when you get into extra time. Three subs is fine for a normal, 90-minute game, but now you're asking the teams to go for another 30 minutes.
Wambach finds Morgan, she shoots wide left.