i can't wait to show clients how much money i have to waste
|1 day 19 hours ago||Agreed||
Need to do more with the jersey... However, I am glad to see they actually have "Crimson" instead of the maroon they wore for awhile.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Tie Game||
1-1 Copp with a goal
|1 day 19 hours ago||Scouting Ferris State||
In Goal- Junior CJ Motte (brother of Tyler) 2.31 GAA and .925 save percentage. Is playing better lately after a slow start.
Scoring- Sophomore Matt Robertson has goals in 7 straight games. Senior Garrett Thompson leads the team with 20 pts. (9G, 11A). Although Ferris seems to have pretty balanced scoring with 9 players in double digit points through 17 games.
Defense- Senior Scott Czarnowczan (Captain) is an offensive puck moving defenseman who can score (4G, 10A). Junior Jason Binkley is a more physical defenseman who has 15 pts to go along with 31 PIMS.
Recently Ferris has been giving up a lot of shots, but not so much "quality scoring chances" it will be important Michigan gets into scoring areas and creates traffic to disrupt Motte.
EDIT: CJ Motte is Junior (corrected)
|1 day 20 hours ago||Here for the POSBANG||
|3 days 1 hour ago||I think the question was a||
I think the question was a legitimate one. Especially with the two expeceted to battle for starting carries. Like was pointed out Smith broke a lot of tackles which may be needed again next year with a new LT and RT.
|4 days 4 hours ago||ESPN Piece||
Gene Wojciechowski did a pretty good piece on Snyder, and his impact on K-State. I can't get the embed to work, so here is the link.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Few Reasons...||
1. They won the conference, time to admit they were the best team in the conference this season.
2. It prevents Ohio State from being embarrassed in a national title game by 3-4 scores.
3. Gives the B1G a fighting chance to look good come bowl season.
4. If it wasn't Michigan in the B1G Champ game I would hope anyone but Ohio would win.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Tim Dr. Hook McCracken||
Dr. Hook would probably take out Braxton Miller with a high stick, then have Clarence "Screaming Bufflo" Swamptown scalp a few guys.
As for the media, I'd send Olgie Oglethorpe to the podium and see how things shake out.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree||
What he was able to do with Joe Flacco (SuperBowl Champ) and now Zach Mettinberger, his ability to coach the QB position is far beyond mediocre.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Cam Cameron?||
Can I make a case for Cam Cameron? First fulfills the meaningless "Michigan Man" requirement the blue hairs require. Second, has shown his offense can translate from NFL to college this year at LSU. Third, has transformed Zach Mettinberger from inconsistant and inaccurate passer to one of best in SEC. Finally, he may be able to retain Mattison since they both coached together in 1992-93 at Michigan EDIT: and again from 2008-10 with the Ravens.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agree to disagree. I think||
Agree to disagree. I think saying "execution" is all encompassing while saying that it's the "11 on the field" singles out the players and exonerates the coaches.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As Arizona is running it up||
Urban is laughing because he knows he doesn't have to game plan on the defensive side of the ball.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Seems like he's ok throwing||
Seems like he's ok throwing players under the bus...
Angelique- "Can you put your finger on what's the issue with the offense?"
Hoke- "I think it is a comination of all 11 guys out there. I think at times we hit on 11 cylinders, at imes it's 10, others it's 9. Seems to be rotating through"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's more due to how he||
It's more due to how he continues to throw players under the bus, while acting like the OC is doing his job perfectly. People say he can't call out Al, well why can he call out players then? If he's going to put it on the players, throw Al right in there with them.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He seems perfectly fine||
He seems perfectly fine calling out the players, so why stop there?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I've lost faith||
After this exchange I have changed my mind, don't think Hoke is the guy moving forward:
Angelique- "Can you put your finger on what's the issue with the offense?"
Hoke- "I think it is a comination of all11 guys out there. I think at times we hit on 11 cylinders, at imes it's 10, others it's 9. Seems to be rotating through"
NOT A SINGLE MENTION OF COACHING? If I was a player on the team I'd be pretty tired of being thrown under the bus just to protect the OC.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not same record||
Florida is 4-7
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'd say 2014 is Hoke make or||
I'd say 2014 is Hoke make or break year. We all heard that 4 years is benchmark (insert RR sympathy here) and coming off potential 7-5 season and under .500 in conference record anything less than 9 wins and Hoke might be gone.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Motor city bowl||
Here we come!!! I hope we don't get embarrassed next week but don't see any chance of that not happening.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hashes||
The hash marks are a main issue. In the NFL it condenses the field and doesn't allow for a lot of runs to a massive open wide side of the field. It's one reason the read option struggles in NFL.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Wasn't Michigan MSU game at||
Wasn't Michigan MSU game at Spartan Stadium? Or did I miss something?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Snowflake...||
I think we are winning in spite of the offensive coaching staff. It seemed when Devin improvised, the team was most successful.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||UCLA OL||
So UCLA has 3 true freshman on the OL and their offense looks 1000x more prepared and multiple than ours. Can't be youth, Jim Mora staff is COACHING!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Posted from iPhone||
Think you really forget about De'Veon Smith. He will surely be in the mix as long as he's on campus.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hey AL DAVIS, is that you||
Hey AL DAVIS, is that you risen from the grave?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm Sorry||
Who were the big physical WR's last season that were breaking jam coverage? Don't think anyone would have called last years OL "rock solid" good yes, but far from great. Also have same running back (along with bigger back in Green) as last year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Poorly worded||
Guess I worded it poorly. I would say 6-3 would be the "filler" teams. Like you said a complete division (32 teams) almost could have been eliminated by not using 5-4 teams.
Finally, good luck on your playoff run, small school playoffs are a lot of fun. D7 Espeically could be interesting with Harbor Beach moving from D8 (Defending State Champs) up to D7 this fall.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Div 9||
Division 9 is 8-man football. I can't exactly tell you when it started but it is for the uber small schools.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I thought the same thing, I||
I thought the same thing, I assume that the Fed's would become involved if it can be proven that the guns traveled across state lines, or took place when Hernandez was in Massachusetts and Pouncey in Florida. Also seems like all of this caught Miami GM/Owner off guard and they were scrambling in the locker room.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Geographics||
It's simple, cost savings you can't expect a school to travel across state (or down from UP) 2-3 times over a playoff run. The cost of buses, food, hotels (on long trips i.e. Marquette) for 80+ kids and coaches can really hurt schools who already are working on small budgets.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Big difference||
I personally think there is a HUGE difference between "Hometown Pride" and following a local high school team vs following individual minors who are being recruited. I agree it is sketchy for grown adults to follow high school kids twitter/facebook/etc. Going to watch an alma mater or following a school where you live is different.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
I would like to see 4-5 divisions this would be simply done by making 6-3 the required minimum record. Too many 5-4 teams make the playoffs. I know it's an opportunity for kids to have playoff games but honestly most of the time those teams are matched up with 8-1 or 9-0 teams and get simply hammered.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Defending Champions||
Division 1- Detroit Cass Tech
Division 2- Brother Rice
Division 3- Grand Rapids Christian
Division 4- South Christian
Division 5- Portland
Division 6- Ithaca (51 straight wins, ties National Record)
Division 7- Ishpeming
Division 8- Harbor Beach
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Safety||
I actually would go with the safety, even though in the moment most fans would be freaking out. Hypothetically gain 20-30 yards on the punt that you plan on doing anyway.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Duel- Citizen||
Not to reveal too much personally but US/Canadian citizen and well aware of Quebec's secession talks. I still don't think you can compare Quebec to Germany or Denmark.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not exactly the same||
Was more referencing the similar paths the two have taken. Werner came to the US for his Senior High School season, much like the expected path of Froholdt. Also, Sagesse is a Canadian kid, much different than European recruit.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||BBrown FSU history?||
Does FSU's history with Bjoern Werner give them any advantage in Froholdt's recruitment?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yes 2-1/2 years in which||
Yes 2-1/2 years in which means most of the kids who this staff has recruited are freshman or redshirt freshman. Also scoring 34 in regulation can't really be categorized as a failure.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Did||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Twice||
Twice they have given up successful fake punts. I do not know how many times teams have attempted but I'll guess the number is also two.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Actually it was Adam||
Actually it was Adam Stenavich's two month-old son who passed away.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Seems to be in decent spirits||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Mark just blew up a Lb||
Mark just blew up a Lb (Brown) from Ohio... WOW
|9 weeks 5 days ago||+1 I'd buy a couple for||
I'd buy a couple for sure.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Comcast = ESPN2||
According to my Comcast, the game will be on ESPN2. Just fyi if people are looking for it.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Loss of Games?||
Wouldn't think be similar to the Dez Bryant situation where an ineligble player will cost the forfiture of game?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Not to knock Porter but||
Not to knock Porter but Buffalo doesn't exactly have enormous talent at any postion. Porter has been beaten out by rookies Grigorenko and Johan Larsson. Hodgson is the only guy with any real NHL experience at centre for Buffalo.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Zach Redmond also||
Also I think the fact Zach Redmond still has a two way contract added to letting White go and Trouba stay. I for one hope Redmond can make it back to the NHL after almost losing his life on the ice last season.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Constructive vs Bashing||
I've seen plenty of comments regarding the need for certain recruits IF the commentor brings solid reasoning and/or statistcs to back their position. (i.e. "why are we bringing X number of smaller receivers in a class when we have Y already on roster with Z number returing). This is much different than the bashing of a recuit saying "this kid's film looks like he doesn't belong in the MAC why would RichRod ever think he could play at Michigan"
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Slight Difference||
In baseball and hockey though the contracts are regulated by either MLB, or NHL (Canadian Junior leagues also monitor junior contracts). If the NCAA had no collective bargining with the players than their would be no checks and balance like MLBPA or NHLPA has over underage signings.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Quick Question||
If you are having high school seniors enter into contracts with agents wouldn't parents need to be involved? Most high school juniors (when recruiting really picks up) are not of legal age. So what measures would be available to protect underage kids and or uninformed parents from business savy agents.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Solid Work||
Brandon solid work, glad to see your efforts haven't been damaged due to some idiots.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone chill||
I read this and laughed! I thought it had to be a joke, and laughed again when an actual question was posted. Take life a little less serious and you will enjoy it a lot more.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||iPhone||
You can use last years team stats because last year 59% of students didn't show up... Those are connected statistics. You had a top 10 team for the majority of the season and students didn't show up.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Different System||
I think the major problem with last years line is similar to what you are seeing this year. Guys who are upperclassmen were recruited for a completely different offense. Their skill set isn't aimed at Hoke's offense. This is why you see guys like Kalis and other young guys getting action early in their career.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||You sir win.||
You sir win.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||In Notre Dame's defense if||
In Notre Dame's defense if Michigan was losing 70% of the time to a non-conference opponent over 10 years I think we would be screaming at Dave Brandon to schedule better also.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Both starting QB's have been||
Both starting QB's have been knocked out also, doubt this is going to get any better.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||4:45 ET B1G Update||
Northwestern 7- Maine 0 (8:15 2nd)
Notre Dame 3 - MSU 0 (11:00 2nd)
Nebraska 21 - S. Dakota St. 17 (12:00 2nd)
Penn St 14 - Kent St 0 (4:00 2nd)
Wisconsin 21 - Purdue 10 (7:00 2nd)
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Which Service?||
Which weather service are you using? Both I have checked have 0% chance of rain until after 11:00 pm and only slight chance until 3am or later.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yes it's Dunn (Canton, OH) he||
Yes it's Dunn (Canton, OH) he played in 11 games last season but has obviously been passed on the depth charts. I've also seen rumors of him transfering, although he's said publicly he is staying.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Are we allowed to laugh at||
Are we allowed to laugh at other teams struggles yet? If so LOL Georgia!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan||
52-13 Hope I used the F3 correct.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Hey There is a snowflake thread||
Hey there is a snowflake thread.. You must be new.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Sad reality||
At some point I think someone has to step in and make the decision for Jerry Kill to step away from football. I in no way want to sound unsympathetic but at some point enough is enough. For his own safey I hope someone that cares about his health can connect with him and convince him that being a head football coach might not be the best for his long term health.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||WOW||
Collin really talking up the quality of people that make up the Michigan fan base and alumni. I usually don't agree with a lot of his stuff but seems like he understands Michigan Univeristy.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I can get behind that||
Now that I can get behind, he probably knew by age 16 he was turning pro in one sport or another (most likely baseball where no college would be needed) and simply was your protypical "dumb jock"
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Weeden didn't need T. Boone||
Weeden didn't need T. Boone Pickens money, he already had a nice $565,000 signing bonus from the Yankees. Plus his five seasons playing minor league baseball.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Execution vs Ability||
On the contrary I think execution is more on the OC than you are leading on. If Borges is asking guys to execute things outside their skill set than that is squarely on him. It is on any OC to put his guys into the best possible scenario for success.
Personally I think there have been games where Borges has done very well at this (read: Notre Dame) yet other times where it looks as if he isn't giving the offensive guys a chance to execute within their abilities, and therefore has taken the majority of the blame. I guess what I am saying is "you can't ask someone to do something in which they are least likely to be sucessful", and expect 'execution' to carry them.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||EPISODE 2||
Here is the link for episode 2. As others have said it's a good watch. Couldn't get embed to work so if someone could help out with that...
|13 weeks 4 days ago||SEC training||
Well since all of this took place from 2001-2007 I think the finger should get pointed squarely in the direction of LES MILES along with current coach Mike Gundy. Miles was the coach from 2001-2004 (Gundy his OC, prior to becoming HC in 2005).
Would it be such a surprise to hear a coach connected to pay for play scandal left a Big12 school for "safer" pastures in the SEC?
|14 weeks 19 hours ago||Turf Beads||
I know some people like wearing the visor to try and help prevent the black "turf beads" from spraying into your eyes when you get tackled.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Pregame||
Don't forget the Tom Harmon honoring during the pregame.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||A Lacy Bowe for my||
A Lacy Bowe for my Bush
Eddie's Royal Ditka
Ed Hocholi's Gun show
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Season Tickets||
Friends have a season RV pass for Pioneer, and I've never once seen a problem with alcohol there. I wouldn't say you can be an idiot and cause problems, but if you are reasonable there should be zero problems.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||2 Years ago||
I know they tried to restrict parking until noon two years ago but I was able to park at Pioneer at roughly 11:00 and by noon the line was 1/2 a mile long down Stadium.
As for pictures, south campus is always a good option for pictures of the Univeristy. I also think that the exterior of Crisler looks amazing.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Outfield||
Don't think the tigers will be using him at 3B. Sounds like they want to continue his development in left-field. Santiago starts today at third.
|15 weeks 17 hours ago||OP: Update||
Also tonight Akron lost 38-7 to UCF in Florida. Akron gave up 486 yards of offense while only gaining 250 yards on 10 drives themselves.
After tonight it looks like the non-conference games (outside ND) should be pretty poor this season.
|15 weeks 17 hours ago||WOW! Uconn fumbles a punt||
WOW! Uconn fumbles a punt with 3:04 remaining GAME OVER!!!
|15 weeks 1 day ago||On iphone||
How about a Desmond Morgan (48 hours) until kickoff at 3:30?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Dez Bryant||
Don't forget 10 games for lying (when you actually broke zero rules).
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Check the broadcast||
Check the broadcast maps that I'm sure will be posted on here by Thursday or Friday. If you get lucky where ever you are staying has that channel.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Ithaca & Syracuse NY||
People in Ithaca NY a group meets at Little Joe's bar. Game almost always has sound and good number of people.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||META:||
If there ever was a reason for the old scoring system I think we may have found it.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Could just be me||
Could just be me, but I liked when there were consequences for peoples posts/actions on the board. It allowed good posters to be rewared with lots of points shortly, and punished trolls to the point of Bolivia.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Glory Glory||
Glory Glory Man United!! Championship Season #21 starts now!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting||
I always thought Hand was a quiet kid who didn't really like the spotlight. This type of thing seems a little out of character from what he's shown on the recruiting trail.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Why Questioning||
Why are you questioing Kentucky? The basketball fans down there are more fanatic than most college football fans. Yes the top 4 on the list are football programs but Kentucky Basketball is a major revenue stream for that univeristy.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Correct||
In power house places like Chula Vista CA, or Robert Morris GA, they have "fed ball" or other leagues where they play against other "travel teams" then when Little League starts they have an advantage.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Completely Agree||
Footballguys.com is amazing, daily emails with loads of content. Plus if you've ever used their draft dominator tool you won't be sorry.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Since chad married his high||
Since chad married his high school girlfriend who also attended Michigan with him, I highly doubt you have any clue what you're talking about.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||No||
Known Shegos since 2004 and never seen him with facial hair at all. He is a smaller guy (5'7"-5'9").
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Sadly||
I spoke with Shegos last weekend at a golf course where he is a member. He has retired and has no plans on returning. He has told me in the past that the politics of the NCAA/CCHA became to much to handle. He did however say that the B1G Conference did contact him but he declined.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Freshman||
Everyone needs to take a mental break... This kid is a true freshman (yes very talented) but there is a ton to learn in the passing game before a true freshman is really ready to be an every down back. With Fitz, Drake Johnson, Hayes, and Rawls I see NO REASON to rush him onto the field. Get him healthy and then see if he could be an upgrade.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke on Herd||
Brady Hoke will also be on the Herd (ESPN radio, ESPNU) at 12:30pm
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Surely doesn't look like a||
Surely doesn't look like a wolverine
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Old Scoring||
I know nothing about the programing requirements or how it works... The old scoring system where pos bangs (and usually more entertaining) neg bangs were really something.
Edit: beaten to the punch!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Hockey||
Outside of the NHL it is not uncommon to see a 10 minute misconduct penalty issued. I also agree your stance on how players police the game among themselves.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Double Post||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Second match||
Second match in a row where an American sub has come off the bench and his first touch is a goal.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Suspended due to a red card||
Suspended due to a red card he received in the Semi Final.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||CONCACAF News||
In some related CONCACAF news reports are that Mexico will fire manager 'Chepo" de la Torre tomorrow.
After a bad start to 2013 and not making the Gold Cup finals this move doesn't surprise anyone.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Holden||
Man this guy can't catch a break. Looks like he's hurt his knee again.
Holden Off- Diskerud On.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Strange start||
US hasn't been using the linked passes they have shown early in this tournament. Too much playing the ball back to the keeper and then simple long clearances early.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Washington Post||
This is what I get for trusting the Washington Post... I would edit my post but can't since the replys.
So looks like Holden in, Diskerud out. Sorry again.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Starting Lineup||
A couple surprises, but nothing too crazy. Holden probably first sub.
------------------------- Rimando ---------------------------
-- Parkhurst -- Goodson -- Besler --- Beasley -----
----- Corona --------- Bedoya ------- Beckerman ---
---------------- Diskerud ------- Donovan --------------
------------------------- E. Johnson -----------------------
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Fairchild Background||
Fairchild for multiple seasons was part of what was the worst umpiring crew in the majors. It contained both Joe West and Angel Fernandez. He learned the art of self-promotion and having ZERO tolerance with players from those two fools.
Since MLB lets guys like Joe West, Angel Fernandez, and others to insert themselves into the game and become the storyline this type of situation will continue.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||True||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Pre-vote guess||
Kentucky... Their fans are about as bad as they come.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Man is Donovan out classing||
Man is Donovan out classing this Gold Cup
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Don't want to do it in field||
Don't want to do it in field view but...
Defense- Beasley, Parkhurst, Goodson, Besler
Midfield- Bedoya, Beckerman, Holden, Torrez, Donovan
Attack- E. Johnson
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Damn you sportingnews and||
Damn you sportingnews and your slideshows....
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Great Question||
Great Question and not knowing the NCAA rules well enough to know, I think it would be really hard exclude a player simply due to a meeting. I would expect a meeting with nothing exchanged (wink* wink* type deal) would be a "minor" violation. But if money, services, or any business agreement was exchanged then a "major" violation.
The question is if you are S. Carolina and it's a grey area do you play him risking violation of wins, or sit him and hope for the best.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree, I think it's Cam||
Disagree, I think it's Cam Ward or Carey Price job to lose. Crawford might end up being their goalie come 2018.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks, for whatever reason I||
Thanks, for whatever reason I couldn't get the image to imbed so I resorted to just embeding the tweet.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Josh Gracin||
Josh Gracin is a Westland MI native.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Funny||
How can anyone honestly take Gene Smith seriously with this quote?
"Swift, effective and fair discipline is the standard for our entire athletics program," athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. "I applaud Coach Meyer for his immediate actions."
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Couple Reasons...||
I think its a couple different reasons. First being needing to fill a starting pitcher spot with another starting pitcher so that eliminated Balfour. Shields was eliminated due to pitching today. As for Holland I completely agree guy has been about the only constant for Texas with all their injuries.
EDIT: Balfour was named a replacement also today during the A's / Red Sox game
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Tim Lincecum used 148 pitches||
Tim Lincecum used 148 pitches last night in his No-No. He's going to get about 8 days rest after this start so pitch count might not be an issue.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Fixed just for you!||
Fixed just for you!
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
Yes JV will still travel to the All-Star game (same with other injured or pitchers who started today) and are unable to play.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Leyland confirmed||
Leyland confirmed JV is not pitching Tuesday and is being replaced on the AL roster by Baltimore SP Chris Tillman.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||13 K's||
He had really good stuff tonight, and his 13 K's are really impressive. Although Hunter Pence's catch in the 8th was pretty spectacular.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Disagree||
First a healthy Todd Bertuzzi is a guy you play in today's NHL. He's so big and tough on the puck that he causes all kinds of problems for opposing defense. As to you other point about the Eastern Conference, I think you are 100% backwards. The common belief is that the Eastern Conference is MORE Physical than the West. Teams like Ottawa, Montreal, Philly, NY-Rangers, Boston and now Columbus all are big physical teams rather than the "speed" teams you referenced.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Only the best wax for the||
Only the best wax for the twigs!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Limited to two amnesty||
Limited to two amnesty buyouts. So Wings have to do this wisely. Bertuzzi isn't a terrible contract 1 year remaining $2.075mil. The ones that seem to be the "worst" are obviously Samuelsson 1 year $3.0 mil. Then Tootoo's contract, 2 years remaining at $1.9mil per.
Also I wouldn't be surprised seeing one or two of Tatar, Ferraro, Jurco, Sheahan being involved in some sort of trade to aquire a top pair defensman.
Edit: Also Wings already bought out Carlo Coliacovo and only have 1 amnesty remaining. So doubt it will be used this year unless Samuelsson gets healthy enough to pass the physical.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Roster Issues||
With being limited to carrying 14 forwards, along with Nyquist and Tatar being out of options (not sure on Andersson) the Wings are pretty locked into what the roster will be.
Abdelkader- Datsyuk- Zetterberg
Alfredsson- Weiss- Franzen
Nyquist- Helm- Tatar
Then the checking line would be some mash of Andersson, Bertuzzi, Tootoo, and Samuelsson (if can't part with him due to injury). This is not signing any additional free agents. The only way I see more Griffins coming up next season is if Holand can swing a trade involving multiple forwards for a top defenseman.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Would have to check||
Would have to check Nyquist but Tatar is out of options and will either be on the Wings or traded to a team who can put him on their NHL roster. I don't think you can compare Nill in Dallas to Holland. Dallas was a .500 team and NEEDED to make substantial changes moving forward. Wings are retooling not rebuilding.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Brunner||
If rumors are true the offered Brunner multiple deals. Seems like he wants a 5 year deal, and wings didn't like that. Also thought at age 27 his ceiling is about what he's already shown.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Look for a guy like Tootoo or||
Look for a guy like Tootoo or Coliacovo to be amnestied. Also could see Samuelsson if he ever passes his physical.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Kenny Allen?||
I know most thought he was strictly a punter coming in but the same Sailer's Kicking ranked him the #2 Combo kicker when we came in as a walk-on. Does anyone know of his progress since coming onto campus? I know he used his redshirt last season, but is he still kicking or just a punter now?
Here is his Hello: Post and the link to the sailer's write up.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Don't forget Kenny Allen||
Don't forget Kenny Allen (2012 walk on) who red shirted last season.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Tahiti||
Have to respect a bunch of teachers and ordinary workers playing the best soccer team in the world. I think Spain pulls back after the half and wins 8-0.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||With the OP||
Anyone but Phil. Would like to see Mahan win, if not than maybe Charl Schwartzel since I have him in a betting pool.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Two flaws in your statement.||
Two flaws in your statement. When Valverde was re-signed he had more than one pitch (forkball, fastball). Also some of the best closers in MLB history had 1-2 pitches, Eckersley, Rivera, Gossage, Billy Wagner, etc. It's not like you are facing guys 2-3 times so if you have a dominante pitch (like Valverde forkball cerca 2011) you can be an elite closer.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Agree on most points||
I agree on most points, especially the Papelbon comments (I actually think the number is $15-16 million per season).
As for Rondon, the walks situation still scares me. Even in AAA he seems to really struggle with runners on base. Also, he is a young guy who most likely needs to develop a secondary pitch to be an effective MLB pitcher. Now the question is do you let him do that development in AAA or bring him up now and use him in spacific situations where you can try and build confidence? Honestly, I don't know that there is a right answer for this.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Rondon||
Granted it's limited in limited appearances but the guy has a 42.00 ERA and and 19.3 H/9. Yes he has been very good in AAA but sometimes guys just can't make that jump. I think he's relied on a 100mph fastball in the minors and at the major league level it is "very straight"
On a side note, watching on the Minnesota Twins broadcast tonight they seemed pretty confident spreading the rumor of Jonathan Papelbon to Tigers happening.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sorry but playing Army||
I'm sorry but playing Army every year a combined 37-117 since 2000 is hand-in-hand with playing a FCS opponent. I think we all can respect the Army team but they are about as competitive as top FCS teams.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Tomas Tatar||
Tomas Tatar has emerged as a pure goal scorer this season. Even while Nyquist and Andersson were up with the Wings Tatar lead the AHL Playoffs in goals. He scored again tonight to bring his total to 13. At 22 I think he has a really high ceiling as a goal scorer at any level.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Beasley silly||
Beasley silly foul picks up a yellow card late, which rules him OUT vs Honduras next week. This is a little worrisome due to the lack of depth on the back line.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||JOZY!||
This team is so much fun to watch right now. Jozy not only attacking but his touch on balls allowing guys to run onto them is really imrpessive. Beasley rings one off the post.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Clint||
Clint mis-hit almost goes in... Almost an incredible strike of luck.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||We are going||
We are going, We are going, we are going to Brazil! Sam's Army in fine form in Seattle tonight.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||WOW Cameron with an amazing||
WOW Cameron with an amazing pass, and what a first touch by Johnson!!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I think moving to the Eastern Conference will open some Wings fans eyes. Having been to ACC in Toronto, Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Belle Center in Montreal, and First Niagara Center I honestly think the Wings will have the worst arena outside of Florida.
Best Arenas: Air Canada Center, and Staples in my travels.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Early in Playoffs||
Yes early in the playoffs the Griffins were doing well, and I agree about Jurco, really like his game. But OKC had a 2-1 series advantage with 2 home games in games four and five when Nyquist and Andersson came down. The next two games were 4-0 and 3-0 Griffin wins. I really think OKC wasn't ready systems wise to deal with what the Griffins were able to do moving Jurco on a line with Nyquist and Andersson.
The DeKeyser add for the finals will be a big help, assuming he plays as well as he did in Detroit.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Really only 2 players.||
Really only 2 players. Nyquist and Andersson. Now it could be argued that sending those players down really helped Jurco and Ferraro because OKC couldn't put their top D-pair to shut down them like they did early in the series.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||VICTORY!!||
As bad as the final 20+ mins were this is a big win for the US even if against a B-squad for Germany.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||4-3||
More bad defending by Belser and no rebound coverage...
|27 weeks 4 days ago||4-2||
Bad defending by Gonzalez again.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||WOW!!!||
Dempsey with an absolute beauty of a stirke!!! 4-1 USA!
This is the type of game they needed heading into WC Qualifying!
|27 weeks 4 days ago||GOOOAALLL!||
Clint Dempsey is a scoring machine!! 3-1 USA!
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Omar Gonzalez has to be able||
Omar Gonzalez has to be able to mark guys on set pieces. Beasley is so undersized for a leftback that Gonzalez has to be able to win balls.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The Mertesaker chance should||
The Mertesaker chance should have been a penalty. He pulled down Beasley. But could be 1-1 for sure.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||WOW!!||
OWN GOAL!!! 2-0 USA!!!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||GOOOAALLL!||
GOOOOOALLL!!! What a finish for Jose Altidore!!! Nice volley on a cross from Zusi!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I know the Bayern Munich||
I know the Bayern Munich players are not here due to the German Cup game yesterday, but are the BVB guys also not on this trip?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Elite 11 Update||
Looks like Drew Baker (Kentucky Commit) got an invite to Elite 11 Finals.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Likewise||
Likewise, I think they need to find some sort of form and confidence leading into the 3 qualifying matches this month. If they come out and get hammered again it could really hurt the confidence in qualifying.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||In the words of Hawk||
In the words of Hawk Harrelson (s)he Gone! Escobedo yanked.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||For us lay people could you||
For us lay people could you give a synopsis of the International Tie Breaker?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Living in NY||
Living in NY I watched last nights Tigers game on MLB Extra Innings, and Thorne was great. Really makes you realize how bad Mario and Rod are back in Detroit.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Mike Hart is just a bit||
Mike Hart is just a bit busy... You know coaching at Eastern Michigan.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Related News||
The Grand Rapids Griffins are scheduled to play OKC Barons tonight in downtown OKC in the conference finals of the AHL playoffs. The fans, players, and staffs were evacuated out of the arena and into the bottom level of the underground parking structure.
Edit: Just saw latest tweet saying fans are re-entering the arena and game "may not be canceled"
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
The only reason I think these two specifically "could" be different is because they are 23 and 24 years-old. Now I think the Blues would match almost any offer for Pietrangelo since he was drafted #4 overall and has proved to be worth that much and more.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Love Helm's talent and speed.||
Love Helm's talent and speed. But with a back injury you never know. I hope he returns to 100% but back injuries just always seem to come back. IF he is healthy I agree with your thoughts of him on the 2nd line.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Filppula free agency||
I think Holland approaches Filppula in a very similar way as he did Juri Hudler. Make him a reasonable offer ($3mil per for 3 years) and if a team comes in similar like Calgary did and offers $4mil for 4 seasons (Hudler's contract) you let him walk.
The problem with simply turning away and walking is there isn't a vast amount of free agent talent this summer to replace a second line center. Most of the top free agents this summer are wingers (Clarkson, Penner, Ryder, Horton) so would need to have a replacement in mind for Filppula.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Possible Free Agents||
Now a lot of this is dependant on if they re-sign Filppula (and if so for how much). But David Clarkson (NJ-Devils) should be a top priority. Dustin Penner (LA-Kings) could also provide size, grit, and PP help. Looking into defenseman restricted free agents Alex Pietrangelo (StL- Blues) and Kevin Shattenkirk (StL- Blues) along with UFA Mark Streit (NY-Islanders) should be looked at. I think Streit could be risky as he is 35 years old and wouldn't exactly provide a long term solution.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||False!||
What people need to remember is this is a salary cap era. YES WE ALL WANT HIM BACK, but remember he is 35 years old. We all see how bad the Luongo deal is on Vancouver moving forward. A contract that takes him past his 39th birthday for substantial money could be devastating to the progress the Wings have made in the youth movement.
Edit: Before everyone freaks out... I think you either give him big money for 1-2 years like the Lidstrom deals from 09-12 OR you give him less money for a 4-5 year deal (around $5.5 mil)
|28 weeks 2 hours ago||I don't follow your logic...||
I don't follow your logic... Post just above you stat "all he does is bring up guys from Grand Rapids" as if it's not doing enough. Now you are saying you'd rather he just call up guys from Grand Rapids than sign what were known NHL players.
|28 weeks 2 hours ago||I think you are forgetting||
I think you are forgetting the changes in the NHL since the late 90's early 00's. The salary cap era prevents you from paying 6+ mil for a guy at the deadline like they did previously.
I think you also are forgetting they tried to spend $198 million on Suter and Parise. It wasn't like the deal they got in Minnesota was any better than what the Wings were rumored to offer, just so happens Zach Parise wanted to play back home.
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||His address has really changed||
Look at his 1994 US amature swing, much more bent at the waist. This allowed a lot of hip rotation but really locked in the front leg and probably cause a lot of the knee damage.
Compared to 2013 where the knee/waist bend is almost minimal. This really allows his knee to be under much less stress at impact and finish. Really amazing how much his swing has changed.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Sent from iPhone||
The Bob Costas interview was pretty terrible. In Costas' defense he invited the NCAA and Freeh along with Penn State, but they did not accept. So the interview was with 3 Paterno supporters (family spokesman Dan McGinn, family lawyer Wick Sollers, and former Governor Dick Thorburgh) the resulting conversation was very one sided.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Smart kid...||
As far as public speaking goes he seems like a solid kid. I know we all loved Denard's speach this year but Cousins did a damn good job as well.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||YEAH!!!!||
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I'd insert a Howard Stern||
I'd insert a Howard Stern reference about Eric wanting "to be measured" but I think it might land me in the same Bolivia you seem to be banished to. Also, "Eric the Actor, formally Eric the midget"
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Zaire (true freshman) or||
Zaire (true freshman) or Tommy Rees.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||After 120 pitches||
After 120 pitches curious as to why he wanted to throw so much off speed... Think he would have stuck with fastball and get beat on his best pitch. What an outing either way!
|29 weeks 49 min ago||Six homeruns, one of which||
Six homeruns, one of which was in the strikezone. I don't think there is a consistant way to get him out. He hits more "good pitch" homeruns than anyone I can remember.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||Since JJ Abrams has produced||
Since JJ Abrams has produced the last two Star Trek and is producing the next Star Wars, I hope you took something positive to what he brought Star Trek.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan Roster||
A quick peek at Michigan's roster showed 20 of 31 players are Freshman or Sophomore. I admit to not following NCAA baseball closely but does this show good things to come for Michigan in 2+ years?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
Ferris State went to RPI this past season, and although didn't fair well (0-1-1) it forced them to go on a 14 hour bus trip with the new guys, and bonded the team. Also they were coming into the season after their best player broke his arm in the exibition game, so really threw the young team into a tough environment and forced them to "sink or swim"
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Actually like it||
Surprised I liked the schedule so much. Having BC, BU, and U-Mass Lowell come to Yost and still playing Ferris, and now getting to add a home weekend with Michigan Tech is great. Plus a chance to possibly play Wester in the GLI, this means Michigan could play all the major Michigan schools (outside Northern, and LSSU) while moving to the B1G.
I also think the away weekend in New Hampshire early in the season will help the team grow and test themselves early in the season.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||If network printer||
If it is a network printer you should be able to download the proper drivers for that printer onto your laptop and be all set.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||If you watch||
If you watch the video, the drug use is pretty wide spread and in your face... I know "it's just pot" but either way I don't think any school wants that type of publicity. His attitude (or persona) doesn't show a willines to stop the drug use either.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Not Safe for Work... Here is his Rap|
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Sadly Sirius is taking a||
Sadly Sirius is taking a major turn towards the worse. Scott Ferrall left Howard 101 and now is with CBS Sports Radio. He had the most entertaining sports talk show on sirius.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure I'm a fan of a||
Not sure I'm a fan of a Thursday night game in Minnesota (and Olympic ice) after an away weekend at Penn State. Might be a tough first period after short practice week, plus travel, plus ice size.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||What comes first chicken or||
What comes first chicken or the egg? Do you get a new arena hoping to attract better players and better fan base, or do you try and get a quality product on the ice and hope people come out to see a top team?
I agree that trying to play at Value City Arena isn't ideal especially for non-traditional hockey market. Like you said 4,000-6,000 seats would be ideal. Even teams like Minnesota (10,000) and North Dakota (11,634) don't play in that sized arena.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed Gwozdecky||
Agreed Gwozdecky would have been a scary hire for Ohio. What he had done in Denver is nothing short of impressive. If he was hired in Ohio it would have given them the bump in Canadian recruiting that Denver had during his time there.
|33 weeks 2 hours ago||What club is he at? I didn't||
What club is he at? I didn't even know he was in town.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Sort of.||
You have the concept correct, yes players drafted in previous years join teams later in the season when rosters are expanded for playoff races. However, if a player plays in more than 5 games this season it burns 1 year of his entry contract. This is why Winnipeg waited for Trouba to make his debut. They plan on playing Trouba 2-3 games, letting him see NHL speed and players, and not buring his contract year.
|34 weeks 13 hours ago||From Boston Globe Twitter||
|34 weeks 22 hours ago||Personally thought the||
Personally thought the previous thread was serving well enough. Didn't think we needed multiple threads to cover news that was 99% confirmed hours ago.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||WARNING.||
This video shows just how massive this explosion was. I will warn you there is a kids voice in the video but the NBC News outlet has reported him and his father are both ok.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
For some reason my computer is freaking out on MgoBlog today. Isn't loading properly, and didn't know if it wasn't embeded or if it was my computer.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Predictions||
Rock win (Cena turns heel)
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I personally don't believe it||
I personally don't believe it is an eagerness to welcome him back, or do it with complete open arms. The letter makes a solid case for "starting to mend" and making the first step in rebuilding the relationship between Webber and Michigan.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||YAGO! YAGO!||
What a well writen, thoughtful, and compelling letter. Hope this finds its way to Webber in some fashion and he is able to take it into consideration.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Kevin Ware. He is a sophomore||
Kevin Ware. He is a sophomore who averages 17 mins a game, but is not a starter.