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|1 week 2 hours ago||My Top Ten||
Soccer (All Levels)
Lacrosse (All Levels)
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Baseball (All Levels)
NFL Red Zone Channel
Competitive Eating and Cooking
|1 week 1 day ago||San Jose State's Keynote Speaker's Practicing Already||
|1 week 2 days ago||NIKE Brings You . . . The Princeton Difference!||
|1 week 2 days ago||Happy National (Ann) Arbor Day MGoBloggers!||
Hope you'll celebrate National (Ann) Arbor Day with enthusiasm unknown to mankind!
If you're planting a tree today, hope it'll always have BLUE leaves! Go Blue!
|1 week 2 days ago||Wish Granted||
|1 week 2 days ago||Here He Is The Next Morning||
|1 week 3 days ago||Let's Go To The Videotape||
We can't be sure whether Winston might've had some pre-arranged contact with the employee behind the seafood counter. There's no question that he took the packaged crab legs off the counter top while there were some other people waiting for service. The employee behind the counter might've been serving another customer at the time, but it looks like he motions towards Winston after Winston takes the package.
|1 week 4 days ago||The Hatch/Donnal Conundrum||
Even if Austin Hatch has been told that he risks serious permanent injury if he continues to play basketball, or he decides that he would be of greater service to the program by accepting a medical hardship scholarship, I can’t imagine him doing anything other than continuing to be part of the team. He apparently has the love and respect of his teammates and coaches, and I have to guess that he’s very well liked among his classmates, professors and Michigan administrators and staff. Has anyone ever heard anything but inspirational comments and positive messages from and about Austin Hatch?
I never like to see college kids suffer humiliation, and I hope that it wouldn’t happen in this case; but (based in part on his not having been at that team event) would Mark Donnal be the most likely candidate to be leaving, if either Jaylen Brown or Kenny Williams tells the coaching staff that he’d like to commit AND there’s no issue with either one’s academic qualifications?
Depending on injuries and development of other players like Kam Chatman, Ricky Doyle, Moritz Wagner and D. J. Wilson, from comments and speculation on this board since the season ended, it would seem like Mark Donnal, in his third year in the system, could be going from starting the opening game last season, to being used very sparingly down the stretch run, to possibly becoming the tenth or eleventh man this coming season. It would have to be painful for him if that were to occur.
It’s unfortunate that it's beginning to sound like his poor performance during the season, afer having received raves about his practice efforts during his freshman year, as well as the performance from Aubrey Dawkins, Kam Chatman’s improvement in the last few few games and the arrival of Moritz Wagner may have sealed Mark Donnal’s fate at Michigan.
Donnal's from Ohio and had an offer from the University of Toledo before he committed to Michigan. If he would be eligible to play immediately for a Division II or III school, or if he would be willing to sit out another year just to work on his skills while practicing with a Division I team, would that become a more attractive option for him than trying to stick it out at Michigan, hoping to recapture whatever skills he showed when the coaches were raving about him during the 2013-14 season?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||First Cars||
That I Drove . . . 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 Convertible
That I Owned . . . 1974 Datsun 610
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wish Granted||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Happy National Haiku Poetry Day, MGoBloggers!||
Happy National Haiku Poetry Day, MGoBloggers!
Enjoy this day with
To mankind. Go Blue!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The "X" Files||
In order to succeed in NCAA lacrosse, it usually helps to have a good faceoff specialist, although there always are exceptions, like this year's Virginia and Marquette teams that have been ranked in the top 20 most of the season.
If he can qualify academically, get Sam Talkow from Boston University (fifth in the nation in faceoff winnning percentage for a program in its second year of varsity play) to transfer to Michigan for next season, and the Wolverines might be able to duplicate what Syarcuse has done this year with a transfer (Ben Williams from Holy Cross, like Boston University, a Patriot League school) "at the X."
Before today, Michigan was winning about 46% of its faceoffs. In today's game against Ohio State, Michigan won only 9 of 25 faceoffs. Talkow (a sophomore and former high school All American) wins around 67% of his faceoffs. Willliams (despite a rough second half against North Carolina in yesterday's loss when he won only 7 of 17 draws, after winning 14 of 18 in the first half) has been winning around 70% of his faceoffs this year for 'Cuse.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Cheers to Michigan Hockey All Americans, Hyman and Larkin!||
Congratulations to Zach Hyman (West First Team ) and Dylan Larkin (West Second Team) who have been named AHCA All Americans. As expected, Boston University’s Jack Eichel became that school’s third Hobey Baker Award winner and the first freshman since Maine’s Paul Kariya in 1993 to win that award. Eichel and Larkin were the only freshmen named to the All American teams.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry. I'm Old. Unfortunately, My Memory's Not That Great.|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This One Time . . . At Band Camp . . .||
I was practicing with this kid named Rick Astley, and he came up with the best idea for an April Fools' Prank that I'd ever heard of . . . and he swore that it would work. But I forgot what it was.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Marla Hooch! . . . Hooch!|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Is The 20th Century Almost Over?|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||They're Baaaaack|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Would You Say That Could Be A . . .||
Slam Dunk Prediction?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Patton Oswalt's "Parks and Recreation" Filibuster|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Also Heard On The Street||
You can't be a true Michigan fan if you don't have a lifetime subscription to the Detroit Free Press.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Recently Heard on the Street||
Mike Jones? Who DOESN'T know Mike Jones? EVERYBODY knows Mike Jones!
Don't you really miss those Jim Carty articles in the Ann Arbor News?
I wish that Denard Robinson had transferred when Tate Forcier won the starting quarterback job?
It'd be great if Michigan could just get a new fight song.
Of course it's safe to loan $100,000 to Jack Johnson's dad. He'll pay you back with 10% interest.
I just got the nicest email message from Dave Brandon.
Can we get a petition going to do away with night football games at The Big House?
Did you hear that Kate Upton agreed to pose for Kyle Kalis at his art studio, provided that Spike Albrecht agrees to play "Game of War" with her?
Of course Greg Garno from The Michigan Daily is right. Rick Reilly's still writing the back page for Sports Illustrated. They're just putting a different person's name and photo on the column every week.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Stand-Ups||
Leaving out sketch comedians like the Monty Python troupe, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, the Saturday Night Live players, the SCTV, Fridays and Laugh-In performers and others from TV and movie comedies, forgetting off-stage issues, and just focusing on stand-up (in alphabetical order):
Woody Allen, Jack Benny, Lewis Black, David Brenner, Albert Brooks, Lenny Bruce, George Burns, Louis C. K., George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby, Billy Crystal, Rodney Dangerfield, Redd Foxx, Zach Galifianakis, Gilbert Gottfired, Buddy Hackett, Alan King, Sam Kinison, Robert Klein, Denis Leary, David Letterman, Richard Lewis, Howie Mandel, Steve Martin, Groucho Marx, Larry Miller, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Mort Sahl, Jerry Seinfeld, The Smothers Brothers, David Steinberg, Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Steven Wright
|4 weeks 5 days ago||My Favorite Fifteen||
So many memorable moments and quotes. Hard to rank them other than in alphabetical order:
A League of Their Own, Fargo, Fight Club, Forrest Gump, Goodfellas, Good Will Hunting, Office Space, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Se7en, The Big Lebowski, The Shawshank Redemption, The Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. [SPOILER WARNING: DON'T WATCH THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN "THE USUAL SUSPECTS."]
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Those "Niche" College Sports Can Be Great||
Other than the six Big Ten hockey schools, Notre Dame and Boston College, none of the 59 Division One hockey schools play in the major college football and basketball conferences. Next season, Arizona State will become the ninth member of that power conference club to play Division One hockey.
Imagine having Butler, Davidson, Florida Gulf Coast, George Mason, Northern Iowa, Valparaiso, VCU and Villanova making the NCAA basketball Elite Eight almost every year, and then you can picture what NCAA Division One hockey is like.
But don’t get me wrong. I think that Division One college hockey (much like Division One men's lacrosse) is a great sport with some great traditions; and if you’ve yet to see a game at Michigan’s Yost Ice Arena, then THAT’s an event you should add to your Bucket List (and don't miss the between-the-periods action.)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||See Last 3:32 of Regulation of 2009 NCAA Hockey Championship||
Miami, up 3-1 in the NCAA Championship game, got burned by a team that pulled its goalie for most of the final 3:32 to play in regulation . . . and then lost in overtime 4-3 to Boston University.
On the Boston University team were nine players who would play at least one game in the NHL (Nick Bonino, Colby Cohen, Matt Gilroy, Eric Gryba, John McCarthy, Brian Strait, David Warsofsky, Colin Wilson and Brandon Yip.)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||He Also Was A Good College Hockey Player||
Dean Blais was on the All-Tournament Team in the 1971 NCAA Hockey Tournament when only four teams were in the tournament (two from the East and two from the West.) His Minnesota team lost 4-2 to Boston University in the championship game.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There's Always Room For HELL-O||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I Like Their Warmup Music|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||These Guys?||