"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I agree, The expense of the||
I agree, The expense of the equipment, insurance, travel for 55 vs. 15 and injuries I think will pressure programs/states to move to 7on7 for younger players and only have full contact at he JV/Varsity level.
Just my 2 cents.
Even in Florida we have school districts limiting the exposure of non-varsity athletes by reducing the number of games and having games WITHOUT kicking. I did a regular season game last year, JV, with NO KICKING, offense started at the 35, "punts" were 35 yards, automatically.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||So there was a kid/player who||
So there was a kid/player who kept taunting Cam. He was from a Florida team (Miami I think), anyway he kept calling Cam out, doing a Gator Chomp (not sure why) etc...until finally Cam walked over to him (mid game) and I couldn't hear the entire conversation but the jist of it was .. there are many people here watching you, your recruiting "stock" is not helped by acting like a jerk.
Wienke also shared some college/pro stories about teammates etc..nothing earth shattering, just "hey, this one guy used to ...." kind of stuff.
An intersting tidbit, the Florida recruiting guy for 247 sports, is the guy that assembles the Team Tampa roster. So, it works pretty well for him, he selects who is on the team, then gets exclusive acces to them all summer to report on.
Also, it was Africa hot.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I just moved to FishHawk up||
I just moved to FishHawk up by Brandon/Tampa.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||It all started with Tennis||
It all started with Tennis many years ago.
This page says it all..Michigan is represented.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||This ^^||
I get around to the greater Sarasota/Tampa area all HS season long, and it's just on a different scale. Spring ball is just like college, the sport is year-round, coaching is year-round. We do clinics almost every month, with HS teams as "scrimmage" teams (games with no kicking).
Not to mention it's hard to go outside and work on 7-on-7 drills in hip deep snow.
BTW, Madden 7on7 starts in April for Regionals..Finals at IMG in Sarasota, see you there.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Better?||
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I do High School games in||
I do High School games in Florida. We have to have a Sherriff deputy on the sidelines at all times we are on the field.
My crew and I were assulted after a spring game...a friggin spring game!
What Florida FHSAA has done is at the high school level if a kid gets kicked out of a game he/she looses the next 6 games (of any sport)..so if the season is over and the guy plays basketball he is suspended for 6 basketball games.
But the youth leagues are BY FAR the worst...there is no governing body with authority. What can they do? Really.
This month's issue of Referee Magazine has a detaied article about the assult that happened in Sarasota last year, if your interested.
FWIW, I work Umpire and Back Judge.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Not in FL||
Well, it's not valid in the games my crew works. Usually you have at least 2 if not 3 covering officials in 5 man mechanics and in college they work 7 man so you have 3 to 5 covering officials. Dead ball unsportsman like 15 yards and a first down. Second offense in Florida is removal from the game...an ejection from any game results in an immediate 6 game suspension that can extend into the next year (if you have one). You can appeal but it takes 2 weeks to hear the appeal.
I hear the same meme about holding as well, but this is for a different thread.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||He can keep on blocking,||
He can keep on blocking, legally. It's only an immediate dead ball when the ball carrier looses his lid. For others the play ends then the player leaves for a play.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Are you being sarcastic? The||
Are you being sarcastic? The general language used by all participants is abhorrent. The amount of cussing rivals the US Navy.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Magnus is correct. Team||
Magnus is correct. Team Tampa was just loaded this year and Travis Johnson was eating every defense up.
Were you wearing all Michigan gear? I think I may have seen you wandering around.
Also, who is the Denny McClain look alike that was on the Max Ex sideline for each game?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Also, last year when Hoke and||
Also, last year when Hoke and company were making the Alumni rounds nation-wide he was listed as a contact for info and I have his stuff saved in my phone...so I called him. He was totally cool about the whole thing.
He also suggested the Mr. singleterry (sp?) is a better contact...FYI.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I guess so. You know when||
I guess so. You know when you see a catch when the reciever goes over the top and just snatches the ball out of the air or over the defender...what other word can you think of?
Plus I like snatch.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||http://www.mgoblue.com/sports|
|3 years 4 weeks ago||The defense was not good this||
The defense was not good this year. Last year the Max Ex defense kinda dominated.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Why didn't you stop by and||
Why didn't you stop by and say hi? Did you see the Officals tent?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||It's mostly about dropped||
It's mostly about dropped balls and no open receivers. Also looked like a few wrong routes.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Correct. This exactly what is||
Correct. This exactly what is happening.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Correct. Today is seeding day||
Correct. Today is seeding day
|3 years 4 weeks ago||It's true. Morris is||
It's true. Morris is struggling and he has nobody to throw to. Took three sacks in this last game.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Thanks for this list of||
Thanks for this list of players. IMG does a poor job of posting rosters.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I'll be there starting at||
I'll be there starting at 10:30. I will try to take video of the games I am sitting out. New format this year with more games and all new fields. Should be fun now that tropical storm Debbie has moved out.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Yes. Free admission. Park||
Yes. Free admission. Park around back by the baseball fields.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Magnus, You are correct, the||
You are correct, the 7on7 rules and NHFS rules for PI are the same. I also agree we call less PI's at a 7on7 than a HS game on average. Two reasons, one, the guys are all 4/5 star guys with speed and no pads, this leads to less banging. Second, with 5 recievers and only 3 officials we cannot possibly see everything we need to. A good official will NOT throw on a foul where he did not see the whole thing, hard to do when I have 3 guys at 15+ yards deep and I am on my own.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Maybe in MI but not in FL.||
Maybe in MI but not in FL. Two out of state games.
Laste year only one out of state...
"Scheduling FCA and Skyline means Manatee won’t get a rematch with New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep, which beat the Hurricanes last fall in Bradenton en route being named the nation’s prep football champion by MaxPreps and USA Today."
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Wasn't you per se. I asked||
Wasn't you per se. I asked perhaps stupidly about the mag's ship date, which we still don't have by the way. Then all this shit ... the reason for the alum/Army stuff was I thought incorrectly that posters/users/contributors here would give the benefit of the doubt (until identified as a phony or something) and it was perhaps a lame attempt to ask passively.."why all the hate"?
So, whatever...I did learn one thing..a 47 year old Alum/veteran/middle manager can in no way be cool, hip, funny or otherwise engaging on the internet.
I got flamed last year when I posted about Shane Morris after seeing him in person at the IMG 7on7...so..again, I lost, I'm heading back to reading and never posting.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Is the release party at UPS?||
Is the release party at UPS? So when you guys show up at the party, your taping boxes and shipping?
Ok Cool, I had no idea it was the shipping party and not an event to celebrate the release, wow, who knew?
I am certain to get flamed...LSA '92, Commanded men in combat (twice), over 3,500 hours in rotor wing and fixed wing aircraft (non-combat), now lead a business division here at the hospital and I have never got this much shit ever, ever! Not even from my gangster, punk-ass privates in my company back in the day.
Next post in 2014, I think...or maybe never, thanks for making an old ass alum welcome in "your" blog.
I wish I was going to the party just to have a chat with you.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I suppose I am just an asshat||
I suppose I am just an asshat then.
It mentions June 30 as a "Launch Party", where does that post say the mag ships on June 30? June 30 is a SAT, it's shipping on Saturday? AND he mentions a "glitch" and it slipped two weeks...
The other e-mails mention nothing of the ship date.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Thanks for the attitude free||
Thanks for the attitude free answer.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Why is everyone such a tool?||
Why is everyone such a tool? This was my e-mail. On MAY 15th.
Need your info for the sponsor page
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|3 years 5 weeks ago||Thanks, I never saw the||
Thanks, I never saw the second post you linked there...pretty cool.
I assumed I would get an e-mail or something, but on second thought that might be hard to do with all who funded through Kickstarter.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||No worries. I need to||
I need to change my Avatar (sp?)
|3 years 5 weeks ago||So I'm bored here at||
So I'm bored here at work...wondered what the delivery date is on the Kickstarter project and now EZBud is trying to "McFarlane" or "RDT" me...awesome.
Your just as bored as I am apparently.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Awesome thanks. I remember||
Awesome thanks. I remember everyone calling them Team Detroit, the Max Ex wasn't even used on the master Tourny board on the second day....the team even broke the huddle with a "Detroit" cheer.
They were by far the most "together" team, very little bickering and sniping with each other...other teams almost had fist fights.
Also, in cool story mode, Chris Wienke is a huge dude..Cam Newton not so much. Wienke is not in playing shape and Newton is but still...big difference.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||88 and sunny here...watching||
88 and sunny here...watching the NCAA's from my poolside lanai, drinking some Stella.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Might sound funny, but it is||
Might sound funny, but it is kind of an honor. This game can be much harder and it is much faster, the QB has 5 seconds to pass the ball or it's a loss of down.
Personally, I do enjoy the two days. Meeting all the scouts, players and IMG coaches and Pro's. During the break last year I talked to the Detroit team and Shane for about 20 minutes. Very nice kid..he was kinda skinny last year, but arm strength was very good.
So whatever..I enjoy myself, get to create some cool story bro content.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Actually 7on7 is really hard.||
Actually 7on7 is really hard. Fast, 3, 4 and 5 star guys with no blocking...hardest part is hand checking or arm barring down the field. What to allow, what not to.
In HS PI is pretty easy, it's the college version that is difficult. Basically, position when ball arrives, who is going for the ball. Both the defender and the reciever have an equal chance for the ball.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I have been on since sometime||
I have been on since sometime in 2009. Rarely post, read two or three times daily. So your data is poo.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Here you go sir||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||How long?||
How long did you practice that to get it right?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||How about the Commander in||
How about the Commander in Chief? Football player and President of the United States, Mr. Gerald Ford.
I would like to render a Hand Salute to all of my Brothers in Arms, especially 36 CAB, 11th ACR (Blackhorse) and 12th Cav. Allons!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Bullshit! "a young adult in||
Bullshit! "a young adult in his 20's", you mean a 28 year old man, a former player and a coach entrusted with the safety of players at PSU.
Ok, I will give you that maybe he was temorarily incapable of reacting (by stepping outside to puke), but then he saw Sandusky for YEARS after this....and did nothing? Oh wait, he was promoted to a paid coaching position and now runs the program on the field during game days.
There is no excuse, we prosecute 12 year olds for Murder as adults because they "knew right from wrong" but a 28 year old coach did not, so he gets a pass?
So, basically no-one in thier 20's should held accountable for anything, because they are young and conflicted?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Ace, I live in Florida||
I live in Florida (greater Sarasota area), I have two questions.
1. How do I find out who in Florida, Michigan is looking at without signing up for a paywall site? So, I can perhaps help out and get some local info on the kid.
2. If I see a stud (insert position here), how/who do I notify? Assuming anyone cares, of course...
Just trying to help..
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I assume he means this one.||
I assume he means this one.
Link, so more of you can use it.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||They just try to get us to||
They just try to get us to click on it...then mission accomplished.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Music/Band during play||
Here in FL, High School Bands have no such rule. They play and play loud, some all game long. It is very disruptive. Many bands play during their team's offensive series even.
Also, EVERY high school has a huge ROTC program...big difference from northern MI where I came from (no high school ROTC).
|3 years 40 weeks ago||This might not be popular||
This might not be popular either but...
Isn't the whole "Michigan Man" meme in the vain of the school is bigger than you? So, taking that further to Carr, AFTER the decsion to hire RR, he should step up and whether he personally agrees or not, COMPLETELY support RR. Completely, no questions, no qulaifiactions...this is the very definition of being part of something larger than you. Michigan made a decison and as a paid employee of this institution, you line up and be counted.
You handle internal disagreements internally, not publicly and not with a booming silence when asked for input. Then to ACTIVELY engage in activities that implicitly undermine the new coach, well...there you go.
Change the names...Bo tells his players it's ok to leave Mo's team...What? "Those Who Stay..."
|3 years 40 weeks ago||OK, so why didn't RR get the||
OK, so why didn't RR get the treatment that Bo got or at least something? Why can't Lloyd get out in front and say hey...cut the guy some slack, new system...blah, blah, blah. Why can't Martin come out and say the same...who had RR's back? His boss, nope!
The "institution", the "Michigan Men", stayed silent, left him to flap in the breeze...while others attacked.
Look, I think for many reasons it didn't/wasn't going to work but damn, you hired the guy at least give him some support. RR had many problems, but in the end most were fixable..media style, tradition knowledge, player transitions etc..again no help.
Hell Rita said it best..to MSC, "Do you want us here?" Sure, just don't tell the Regents I offered to pay $2.5M of your buyout.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I don't know..It's in my||
I don't know..It's in my experience? Just trying to point out the obvious...not real professional of Martin/Carr.
Perhaps this is the way it goes...fired guy/retired guy goes out of his way to NOT help in any way the new guy? Even when retired guy is pulling in $400+k from the same employer? Just wierd..
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Same for me...Martin and his||
Same for me...Martin and his incredible part in this soap opera is the most frustrating. At the executive level new leadership is handled very different from this, at least in the professions I am assocaited with. I find incredible, usually there is a "transition time" when the old passes to the new, I realize that major college football is a little different but Lloyd WAS ON THE PAYROLL! What were his duties if not to smooth the transition, educate and counsel the new guy and act as the Bo surrogate in bringing along the Bo/Carr faction of players and boosters? And where was Martin...sailing? WTF?
If an executive in my business acted this way...wow, jsut wow, where was MSC? She should have kicked Martin and Carrs ass when all this started breaking...
Failure all around, failure to lead, failure to support, failure to communicate....failure on the field should have been expected.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||No income tax here in FL...4%||
No income tax here in FL...4% raise right there...then you can pick up a forclosure (there are tens of thousands)...then think about beaches and skirts year round...oh and it's 80 right now, clear blue sky...just saying.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I was considering looking||
I was considering looking into the UM netowrk up there when I heard they picked up Epic. Mostly for the old MCare network is what I was told not really for I/P (hospital) use, is that correct?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Book||
Half way through the book. It is hard for me to get my head around the lack of support for RR during the transition. When I hire I take a significant amount of time to inform, educate and "on-board" my new staff. If the book is correct RR had almost no help. I find this incredible.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Desoto HS||
is in Arcadia...middle of the state, east of Sarasota.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Yup, Lame||
I am bored here at work.
I am working the Palmetto/Hardee game tonight..both undefeated should decide the district playoffs.
Many D1 guys on these teams...
|3 years 41 weeks ago||So, I only work High School||
So, I only work High School games here in Florida. Our crew does a quick team review and during our pre-game we discuss any findings. Some teams and coaches do have reputations and we discuss how we will control the game if a fight or other incident occurs.
This "enforcement" is highly variable based on the crew. I have been on crews where this has gone too far in my opinion and we have waved off penalties to prevent riots and or excessive hosilities and called questionable penalties to even out the emotions....or called offsetting personal fouls.
You have NO IDEA how scary it can get on the field...I am 6' 1" 250 and a 16 year US Army Veteran, deployments in Afganistan and Iraq among others...I have been more scared on the field than while deployed at times.
After the game we are met on the field by County Sherrifs and escorted off the field as fast as possible...
So, yes officials do discuss and sometimes "manage" games by throwin very early PF penalties to set the tone.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||This is awesome. Had no idea||
This is awesome. Had no idea these were available, thanks.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I completely agree. Also,||
I completely agree. Also, it's not just a week of reliving the Horror, it's the opening game...so we have months of "pre-views" and magazine covers and whatnot.
There is no upside at all, other than some media attention, this is attention we don't need.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
That will be interesting. The opening of old wounds won't be welcome.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I'm 6' 1" and 255 and I have||
I'm 6' 1" and 255 and I have some eligibility left...I wonder if my 45 year old body can get into shape in time for ND?
|4 years 5 weeks ago||I saw 247, Foxsports, rivals,||
I saw 247, Foxsports, rivals, scout and ESPN all over him after them game...more recruiting guys than spectators.
IMG really controls who gets in and I'm not kidding, players, coaches, media and parents only...no other spectators were allowed.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||If you mean beast as in good,||
If you mean beast as in good, I agree. If you mean beast as in big and mean looking, not so much.
The kid is lean...I mean lean. Probably has a 26" or 28" waist. Upperbody is well developed but he is not sporting huge muscles...
|4 years 5 weeks ago||In the Semi-final game the||
In the Semi-final game the IMG guy had the Max Ex coach mic'ed up and filmed Shane the whole game...so maybe on the IMG web site?
|4 years 5 weeks ago||There were teams from Tenn,||
There were teams from Tenn, Virginia, Philly and several from Florida.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||It took two games but they||
It took two games but they did it. Team Tampa beat them in the first championship game so it came down to one final game (double elim tourny).
Max Ex (Detroit) blew them out in the final. I spoke to Shane for a few minutes..he was very nice, well mannered and I asked about the Michigan coaches.."they are simply awesome, I love those guys"...then he got called back to his team.
It was all "yes sir", "no sir" all day with him and us (the officials). Very well mannered and had lots of fun with his team...the whole Detroit team was very positive and never really complained even when down...many other teams self-imploded.
So, impressive overall. I did notice that when throwing accross his body he was very accurate, when throwing to his left..(he is a lefty), he often sailed the ball some..
Man am I tired..11 games in 95+ heat on back to back days...
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Payway http://recruitin||
Scout has a bunch of Articles on recruits at the 7 on 7.
Also, the guy I was chatting with is Scott Kennedy, Director of scouting.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I have been away from this||
I have been away from this game for some time. What web sites or other resources are there to learn about recruiting/teambuilding and other "non-football" activities in the game?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Hey Tom||
Do we have anyone going to the IMG Madden 7on7? I will be there this Saturday.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||The Rules||
Additional Game Format Rules
Pool Play Tiebreakers
|4 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Teams are from all over the country.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agree||
Win and they will be "cool". Loose and and Meh...
Non Football people will take notice, Night game, ND beatdown, stripped jersey's...people will remember..so we have to win.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||The men are drinking Stella,||
The men are drinking Stella, the girls are into some flavored Rum mixology. All by the pool after some home-made taco's.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Done. I guess we will see||
Done. I guess we will see what happens. Hope I can help.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Very good. Thanks. Did they mention any assistance other than "hey I think this kid is good". I could use a standard eval/observation type of form so the information is valuable/useable.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Nope, standard non-athletic||
Nope, standard non-athletic Alum. Don't know anyone.
LSA 88-90, Persion Gulf War, LSA 91-92.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Well, the O-line had some||
Well, the O-line had some holes. The Rt Guard was about 175 dripping wet. Tough kid, but still. The TailBack was a beast and QB looks solid, fast, not super accurate with the pass. They ended up beating Southeast but kept starters in for the whole game, southeast rotated starters and did some things that would not do in a game (like 4 strait downs of their long passing game from inside their own 30).
Overall they should be ok in their division..they moved down this year. They certainly play hard and they were in better condition than Southeast...they were dragging in the 4th Qtr...but it was 90 at game time, cooled to a muggy 80 when it was over.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||They have Spring games and||
They have Spring games and Scrimmages just like college.
Also, IMG in the greater Tampa are hosts a summer 7on7 league. I am working there June 24,25 doing , 5 games each day...should see lots of 5-Star guys there.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Thanks...I was looking at||
Thanks...I was looking at Scout but not Rivals, this is easier.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I will file report on Poole||
I will file report on Poole this weekend since I am working that game. At Umpire, so I can talk to the kid.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Cool||
I should check out the cool recruiting map thingie that some dude on here made.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Could it be any worse than what we had?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Actually Mr. Baas has talked to him at least once as he is from Riverview also. I will check in with the brother this weekend for an update.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||If I donate, do I get||
If I donate, do I get points? I mean I have been reding here for a while but rarely comment, so my point total is low.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||My 2 cents. First I have||
My 2 cents.
First I have been on here longer than the Hoke hire, but I rarely comment, hence the lack of Mgopoints.
I think, it's 2 things. The former faction that wasn't "all in for RR" may have a very small amount of regret at forcing a "good guy" out of a job. It's human nature to feel bad for the guy that you had a hand ... or think you had a hand in ... getting the guy canned. Therefore, declare your over the top support now, to fell better and to show your not a "negative nelly".
Second, given the chaos, change and hoopla, we all need to rally around something, that something is Hoke right now.
Third, I think this AD is very proactice in getting the message out..."support whomever I hire" so we don't look so batshit crazy all the time. I think his message has been recieved.
Ok, what did I spell wrong?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I went through the flight logs of the Dominos plane to se if they avoided Ohio airspace all the time. After the Gator bowl it has, before that it flew through Ohio space.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||You guys don't get it. THIS||
You guys don't get it. THIS plane was in Dallas earlier and left at 2:30 ish Central time to go to Baton Rouge...then it filed and is enroute to Willow Run right now...they had to pick up LM wife and some bags is my guess.
Team metting at 4pm..this is a done deal
|4 years 29 weeks ago||There are NO terminals...a||
There are NO terminals...a private jet will land and taxi to the FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in this case Chrysler/Pentastar. They service all of the GA aircraft that land there. So just go and sit in the lounge waiting for it to land.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Plane just left will arrive||
Plane just left will arrive at Willow Run at 10:44. Someone go stake out the Chrysler/Pentastar FBO and see if Les gets of the plane.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Plane hasn't left yet||
Les forgot his bag full of hats..had to go back home and get them...flight delayed.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||You are looking live....at||
You are looking live....at MgoBlog...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||He looks like a creepy||
He looks like a creepy undertaker
|4 years 29 weeks ago||ooo good call, I didn't think||
ooo good call, I didn't think of that
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Urban||
Have you guys noticed he waers his Championship ring on hid wedding ring finger....instead of his wedding ring? I ffind that strange for a "family man".
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Is this the game with the||
Is this the game with the really good commercials at halftime?