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|1 week 3 days ago||For poster 1930: Garbage||
Tweeting at a player that the team is 'garbage' is not the same as saying that the team played like 'garbage'.
If you don't understand the difference, sayonara!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Eisenreich||
Eisenreich was a good outfielder; his condition is known as 'Tourette's syndrome".
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yips are well-known, though uncommon||
Getting a case of the 'yips' is a well-know malady especially in baseball, although not that common. Other than the players already mentioned in this thread, known cases go all the way back to Hall-of-Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander taking a short of bourbon between innings of his starts to help with them, to more recent cases like former pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Hall-of-Fame outfielder Dale Murphy started his professional career as a catcher but turned to the outfield after he couldn't make the simple throw back to the pitcher. Throwing to the bases was okay, he just got the yips throwing it to the pitcher, and sometimes resorted to rolling it back to him! Other known cases are second baseman Steve Sax, pitcher Steve Blass, and others. The problem can be dealt with behaviorally; most remedies have the subject focus on a particular point with their eyes before releasing the ball, causing their mind to concentrate on the point and not on the throwing motion itself. The problem is that this type of therapy can take months and is no sure cure, what might work for one player might not work for another. It is a very real illness, and I wish Stave luck in trying to overcome it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To Jon06||
Most of us believe that Brian should eat a lemon. But do you have to be so crass about it?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Faber College||
I graduated from Faber College School of Law..
And Knowledge isn't always Good.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Barrett replacing Miller||
Anyone thinking the Bucks won't miss Braxton Miller are being silly. He is the 2-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the year! Barrett hasn't seen live game action in over 2 years. There will be a drop off, and it will be momentous.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Tickets for 2014||
My daughter, a current student at UM, received an e-mail a few days ago from the Ath. Dept. informing her that since she is a student season ticket holder, she has the opportunity to buy 2 additional tickets to every home game this year. $20 for App st. and $40.00 for all the other home games. They can be transferred to anyone without validation fees. So basically you can get 2 season tickets for a total of $520.00! ($20 x 2 + $40 x 6) x 2= $520.00. The only issue is that they are not always in the same sections, but they are 2 together for each game. I had to take advantage of that opportunity.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||# 59 Steve Strinko||
Excellent middle linebacker from the early 1970's.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||He's a great outside shooter...||
Like the old joke says, Craft is a great outside shooter. Too bad they play their games inside.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||More than just a 'local kid'||
I have seen Malzone play numerous times, and I think he should be offered but not just because he's a 'local kid'. I also saw Shane Morris play numerous times in HS as well. and IMO Malzone was the better and more productive QB. True, he doesn't have a lot of foot speed, but what he does extremely well is move around in the pocket under duress. Side to side and up and back he will find a way to get out of trouble. He doesn't have Shane's cannon, but his arm is strong enough and more accurate. He's also very tough physically, last season he took some vicious hits against Orchard Lake St. Mary's and got up every time. The other thing that I like about him is that he will audible out of a bad play call once he previews the defense at the line of scrimmage. This is rare at the high school level and speaks to his game intelligence and trust from his coaches. Some college offensive coordinators don't even allow this (see Borges, Al). Don't be fooled by his 3 star rating; as Bo once said he'd rather have a lower-rated recruit who wanted to be at Michigan than a higher-rated recruit who wasn't fully committed. Just for the record I have no affiliation with Brother Rice (my son plays for a different team in the Catholic League). This kid's a winner, and if he's not winning for Michigan he will be winning for a different school.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Dan Dickerson||
Why not Dan Dickerson for play by play?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Probably not...||
Probably not. But Usain Bolt doesn't own any records like passing for 2500 yards and running for 1500 yards in the same season either.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||John Beilein as M head coach||
I've been a Michigan basketball fan since the mid 1960's. I've seen every one of our coaches since then: Strack, Orr, Frieder, Fisher, Ellerbee, Amaker, Beilein (have I missed anyone)? Since Beilein became our coach, there are three things that I have never had to worry about:
1. Going into any game worrying that we will be outcoached.
2. Going into any game worrying that his team will not give maximum effort.
3. Going into any season wondering if his players improved in the off-season or whether they will get better during the course of the season.
Not too shabby.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Hot 7-11 girls?||
Dude! What 7-11's have you been shopping at?
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||Beautifully written article||
That is one beautifully written article, one of the best I've ever read on mgoblog. And Jordan Morgan deserves ever word of it.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Saw Yzerman, Gordie, and Lidstrom||
I personally saw Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, and Nick Lidstrom all play for the Red Wings. Every time Gordie was on the ice, he was the baddest. Every time Nick was on the ice, he was the best. Including when he and Stevie were on the ice at the same time.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||"The Big O"||
Along with Cazzie and Buntin, don't forget 'the Big O'...Oliver Darden.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe you haven't seen them play but I have||
Realfootballfan-Have you ever seen any of these players play: Cazzie Russell, Henry Wilmore, Rudy Tomjanovich, Campy Russell, Rickey Green, Roy Tarpley, Gary Grant (not going to mention players in the last 25 years; I assume that you have seen them). Webber was great, but one dimensional on offense, most of his points came on dunks and tip-ins. I'll take the players I've mentioned as I have personally seen every single one of them play, including Webber.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||You must be kidding||
Buccaneer-9: you must be joking. I can name at least ten players who were more talented than Webber or Rose. Rudy T., Glen Rice, Cazzie...just to start with a few.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Webb||
I don't have a problem with what Webb said about 'the better program'. OSU's football program is better RIGHT NOW. It's up to Michigan's football program to change that.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Exact same thing||
My wife was watching the game with me and said the exact same thing! However, I just said that Izzo is a whiny little bitch and left it at that.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Pistons||
You must not have watched the Pistons last nite.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||On tape||
I have the entire 1989 NCAA Championship six game tournament on tape. Glen Rice was fantastic, but people forget that 7 of the top 8 players played in the NBA (except Mike Griffin). Very talented team.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Bo's Ego?||
It wasn't Bo's ego that ran Frieder out of town. Frieder's shady recruiting practices and blindly allowing the players' excess during those years is what did it. How do I know this? I've known him since he was a high school coach in Flint...even then his 'palm-greasing' was legendary.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||34 seniors in 1999||
I was recently cataloguing my collection of Mich football videos and during the 2000 Orange Bowl, was struck by the comment that Mich had 34 graduating seniors after the 1999 season. 34! When Hoke reaches comparable levels, ask me then if he's still not developing players.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Guiton||
Kenny Guiton is a fifth-year senior.
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||Amaker||
Excellent write-up Bando. Also see Amaker, T.
|44 weeks 8 hours ago||Simple answer: ALA||
Simple answer: ALA will do or say anything to get Hand on campus. Once there, if his Engineering classes prove to be too much, he will then be 'steered' to less challenging ones fairly quickly. MI was honest with him from day one...their engineering major is extremely difficult for regular students, much less football players. Which approach is better? You decide.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Coach of the Year||
You're right, he is in 'over his head'. However, he was Coach of the Year in three different conferences in three years...including the Big Ten. But just keep spouting that he's in over his head. Eventually someone might believe you.
|1 year 2 days ago||What about the linebackers?||
I agree that the DB's seemed out of position too often, but the linebackers were very slow to react to the passing plays in front (and to the side) of them. They also did not get good depth on the pass plays over the middle (esp. Bolden). For some reason, the entire game the LB's seemed that they were playing with their feet in cement.