B1G, if true
|4 hours 51 min ago||Legislative Changes...||
This SBNation article touches a little on what the changes would entail - HERE
Most notably, the power conferences would be able to approve rules that only apply to them, but there would also be "pemissible legislation" and "actionable legislation". Permissible legislation would mean that the "Big 5" conferences could adopt a rule that other schools or conferences may or may not adopt based on their own sensibilities. Actionable legislation would be of the variety that still needs to be voted into existence, but this is apparently the more controverisal action item.
|6 hours 6 min ago||Over On Massey...||
Hopefully, we can pull this one out - Massy is going with a 71% estimated win probability for the Bruins, and thanks to my native Chicagoan wife, I had to listen to Blackhawks this and Blackhawks that for most of last night at the Bavarian Inn - even though they are playing the Blues and it has nothing to do with this series. That being said, a win tonight for Detroit would be very, very nice indeed.
|8 hours 37 min ago||Steve Patterson...||
Steve Patterson has made quite a point of trying to make the global expansion of the Longhorn Empire a priority for his department. Indeed, earlier this month, it came to our attention that they have already scheduled a basketball game with Washigton in 2015. That might not seem so impressive except for the fact that the game is to be played in China. He also floated the idea of a football game in Mexico as well as Dubai.
|9 hours 22 min ago||Survey Answers...||
2) I have had tickets continuously since 1996
3) Two tickets
4) I have always only had the two tickets.
5) No, it did not. A late bump in some freelance income did. I seriously considered not renewing because of the price, but I made enough extra on something to do what I need to do around here in 2014 and have the tickets, so it is a reward to myself essentially.
|13 hours 10 min ago||Last I Heard...||
Last I heard, they were still thinking he was a game-time decision, and Babcock said that he was "hopeful" that he would be cleared, but didn't indicate one way or another if he would actually use Zetterberg even then. Babcock did mention that he would look to Henrik for some leadership though, so maybe we would see him. The morale boost, as someone mentioned, might be great, but I assume we'd be talking about extremely limited minutes.
|13 hours 18 min ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
Thanks for sharing that.
That would be pretty cool, I would think, to actually throw out the first pitch one night for the team you grew up rooting for as Morgan said. It is another example of how hard work and determination open the door to some pretty cool moments of recognition like that. It was admittedly amusing that he said he watched Denard's pitch on YouTube repeatedly beforehand.
|16 hours 31 min ago||The Data...||
I don't know if it has been done, but it would be interesting to see a study of college football or basketball ticket prices versus general inflation over the last, say, 20 years or so. I would have to think it would be even higher than the 20%-30% above inflation that I believe tuition alone has risen in a similar timespan. I know they did a similar study with EPL ticket prices in Britain and prices were rising at nearly 200% above inflation at one point. I wonder if some teams in college football could top that.
|1 day 3 hours ago||The Best Explanation...||
I couldn't find the specific tweet, but one sportswriter in the flurry of activity that came around at the time of this ejection posted the photo of the umpire taking a long look at Pineda's neck with a caption to the effect of, "You see what happened was...I pooped on my neck." That seemed to sum it up nicely. The only thing that is left is for Pineda to streak through the Bronx smeared in pine tar.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Massey Does NHL Games Too...||
Massey is actually predicting some close ones tonight, if anyone is interested. The favorites and estimated probabilities are:
- Pittsburgh (51%), predicted 3-2 score
- Dallas (56%), predicted 3-2 score
- Chicago (63%) predicted 3-2 score
I think the predicted score is the median of several simulations, but I don't know everything about the method used.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Interesting Schedule...||
If nothing else, we get a bye after the game in London, so hopefully more than enough time to get over any jet lag from that game. I am also intrigued by starting out the season as the MNF game, so that will be interesting too.
From about Week 12 onwards, well, whether in Detroit or elsewhere, I hope the team remembers to bring the warmer uniforms and gear - that will be a fun stretch as we get into the colder weather.
If we do well in the draft, get some early contributors and everyone stays reasonably healthy, I would hoep for perhaps a wild card spot. As a Lions fan, I could live with that.
|1 day 9 hours ago||From The Artist....||
"I'm not involved so much in the politics," he said. "I'm an artist."
Well, I would say they chose the right artist then, someone undisturbed by the nature of the controversy and in need of a commission, I would imagine. If nothing else, he was forthright about this.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Great breakdown of the 2007 class and targets. Thanks for sharing this.
I could be wrong, but I think that, of the ones that have been shared here to day, this is the list of targets that have the most varied success (from leaving the game altogether to reasonably high pick in the NFL draft), but it seems to be a theme with offensive linemen and evaluations, as someone mentioned.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Not Quite...||
The first article that was posted actually mentioned that this story was coming, as I recall, so this is simply the story that had been promised earlier. The first article was more a discussion of the immediate impact of the commitment itself and what we were getting in Abdur-Rahkman, not the "how" piece.
Speaking of this article, thanks for sharing it, OP. Excellent read about how someone from Beilein's past helped add to Michigan's future.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Other Improvements...||
Some of the other improvements slated for later this year (or next year) :
- final phase of conversion from DSL to broadband.
- extension of sewer mains to the southern suburbs
- Farmer's Market with edible goods bought with actual currency (i.e., the end of bartering)
- Zoning improvements to better separate livestock pastures from public restrooms
|2 days 3 hours ago||Based On The Sample...||
Granted, this is a small sample, but it seems like the nature of the distribution of offers here (3 offensive linemen and 5 wide receivers) is to continue building the stream which would hopefully solidify providing depth to the roster. I don't know about our relative chances with each person here, but the logic seeems clear to me - I like that aspect of it at least.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Interesting Thoughts...||
We don't know much about how 2014's offense will actually perform as we haven't seen it yet, but I sort of see the potential for a parallel if things go better than perhaps most of us expect. With the defense in 2010 and 2011, it seems as if we had the right people in the wrong places basically - a new staff implements a scheme that better suits the skills of those players and a 180-degree turnaround takes place. I don't know about the 180 this time around, but I could see a similar scenario here - right players out of place, new coach, new scheme, consistent scheme. The optimist in me says the result may not be quite as dramatic, but they have the potential to be better than we think right now. Fall camp might be telling in this case.
|2 days 6 hours ago||End Of 1st Stats...||
Well, if I counted right, that comes to eleven shots on goal for Boston compared to only four of them for us. Helm, Jurco and Andersson are all -1 right now, I believe, plus probably one or two others on the Wings right now. We look sort of uninspired at the moment, but there are 40 minutes left.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Trending Downhill...||
US Supreme Court says states have the right to a use (or not use) race (UM Admissions Case)
This had some posts in it that were taking it in a potentially downward sprial. This will have to come down for everyone's safety, I think.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
"The Dakster" was a pretty impressive shot actually, as was the "Selfie Oop". Not a bad display indeed, and as always, it is nice to see teams having fun now and again. I had to laugh about the "Trey Burke Shot" too.
Thanks for sharing this, OP.
|2 days 12 hours ago||From NBCSports...||
Running from the police is bad enough, and then there was this added detail on NBC's site:
"Both of the charges against Paul are misdemeanors with maximum penalties of 364 days in jail."
The Champaign Room is speculating that even this might (key word) not damage his roster status for next season, which is quite some distance off, but it is far too early to tell for certain.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Other Games That Day...||
Per ESPN, the only known game this would go up against in primetime thus far (i.e., virtually everything is still TBA, as you might expect) would be Michigan State vs. Nebraska, which is going to be the ABC / ESPN game at 8 PM that same evening. Other Big Ten matchups that day, if you're curious - Wisconsin at Northwestern, Ohio State at Maryland and Purdue at Illinois in the annual "Train Wreck Classic".
|2 days 15 hours ago||Looks Good...||
That preview looked very cool and I would be interested in seeing this come to fruiton. Consider this backed.
Best of luck and let us know when the completed product is available for viewing. We have quite a few Michigan people in the office here and I am actually going to forward the page to them as well.
|2 days 16 hours ago||The Presentation...||
"The Michigan coaching staff used a tried and true gameplan to make the scholarship offer. They showed young Muhammad Ali film of the Wolverines' system, then showed him film of himself and how he fit. Once the presentation was over, the offer was presented."
I don't know precisely how common this mode of presentation is in Division I, but it is a pretty cool idea and particularly so now since this is a program that is on the rise and a perennial contender again under Beilein. It gives them an idea of how they might look in that scheme and in maize and blue - I like it.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Constantly Late Myself...||
I believe someone actually posted the e-mail that some students received, although that was an e-mail regarding their status as a "SuperFan", as I recall. Like others, I was a bit of a procrastinator and mailed my renewal mere days before the actual deadline, meaning it was likely processwed well after it had passed, and managed to get tickets anyway. I assume that they used to allow some bridge time for all applications to arrive in the days of physically mailed applications.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Some Highlights...||
Some of Francois' highlights from Hudl found their way to YouTube....
|3 days 5 hours ago||Yes Indeed...||
As I recall, it is indeed the 2016-17 season and I believe Dave Brandon has mentioned repeatedly that there is no intention right now of an early exit from the Adidas contract, although I would dare say that it isn't so much about the product as the terms of the contract. In any case, the fan in me does admittedly miss the Nike uniforms, but we won't know much about the direction of the department for a while.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Fair Enough...||
I teach some of the internal courses on an informal basis here, so it doesn't really count, but even then, all I would personally do is make a histogram of rivet size in the steel in order to get some value from the obstructed view seating. That makes it sort of a strange win-win scenario for anyone who either teaches it or uses it extensively in their work.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Their SBNation Site...||
Georgia Tech's SBNation site, "From The Rumble Seat", had some very nice suggestions to boost their spring game attendance actually. My personal favorite was based on the idea that since Falcons fans will pack the GeorgiaDome for two preseason games, dress in Falcons uniforms, then find an opponent either real or made of a team collected from campus, and very few people would be able to tell the difference.
Seriously though, an intrasquad scrimmage in awful weather on a Friday in Atlanta's traffic seemed like a doomed idea from the beginning.
|3 days 14 hours ago||More On Huff Perhaps....||
Thanks to the OP for sharing this information, first and foremost.
On Friday, there was an interesting tidbit at UMHoops about how Huff wanted to possibly play the three to showcase his skills, but I would assume - as Dylan Burkhardt does - that even the four at Michigan would give him that sort of freedom perhaps. Some of the numbers from that piece:
"Huff scored 1.57 points per possession on pick-and-pop scenarios last season with a 76 eFG%, good for the 99th percentile nationally. He also graded out as a good spot up shooter. He’s a a more efficient post-up player than isolation player, but 12% of his offensive possessions were isolations last season."
|3 days 16 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
"I have to be a better leader, I should have taken some of the leadership (opportunities myself) and not anointed some of that (to just senior players)," Hoke said. "I could have done a much better job with consistency. Every day.
As someone in a leadership role, I don't mind hearing Hoke admitting to this because sometimes you do delegate tasks incorrectly or delegate too much and results suffer. He seems to be doing exactly what people in that role should do though - reassess and redistrubute the authority, or indeed, take some of it back. I believe he said something in passing a few days ago about how he has not delegated as much to upperclassmen this year (that sounds more like a structural item - they'll have a role, but perhaps a revised one), and perhaps Hoke becoming a little more hands-on is part of the broader solution in addition to the schematic changes.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Thanks For The Heads Up...||
...and the worst of it has been deleted and the offender dealt with. Yeah, there's trolling and then there is making ill-advised remarks and then blaming others for your own shortcomings. Sadly, this poster chose the latter route. Hopefully, in their next MGoLife, they will appreciate the slightly more pleasant atmosphere that we're working on here.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Good Weekend...||
If I am not mistaken, that makes the team 14-1 in the conference and 36-7 overall, which is definitely good for the top of the conference. I think this also moved Minnesota below Purdue for the second spot by conference record too, so not only do we take 2 out of 3 from Minnesota, they move from 2nd to 3rd in conference play. Between this and tennis, not a bad weekend at all for Michigan.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Platoon, I Guess...||
I would have to think that, at 37 years old, this move probably is the end or near the end for Alex Gonzalez in the pros. It was a move that I wasn't sure about only because it has been a few years since Gonzalez has had a really attractive OPS and as I recall, he had not played much at shortstop in recent years.
I am inclined to believe that a Romine / Worth platoon might be an offensive and defensive upgrade at the present, though I could be wrong there. I know Ausmus insisted publicly that Gonzalez still could handle things at SS, and maybe he saw something no one else did, but in the end, obviously Gonzalez was not the answer.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|4 days 15 hours ago||In Addition...||
There is also one on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, I believe, as well as one in Taylor, Westland and Livonia. I can't think of any others, but those are locations that I have seen in my travels. I've only heard of another mentioned in passing, but I wouldn't doubt there is one in the Novi area just because of Twelve Oaks and the population in that part of the suburbs - I don't know specifically where though.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Meanwhile....||
Over at Black Heart Gold Pants, there was this rather bitter soul:
"Frozen custard sucks."
This was, of course, followed by a defense of frozen custard and a compliment to Culver's brand in particular. A #B1G argument indeed.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|4 days 19 hours ago||This Made Me Remember...||
The theoretical probability is indeed 0.65625 as the OP says, but this made me recall that there is also a site out there where someone tries to add another layer to the analysis (by specific series record and by sport) and then provided historic probabilities of series victory as well. The table also shows the difference when the winner of the previous game is the home team or the visiting team too. The table for "Leading 1-0" is here - LINK - and the links to the other tables are on the sidebar.
For example, in the NBA, as far as this person's data goes back anyway, the Game 2 record for teams that played game 1 at home is 228-108 regardless of playoff round and the historic win probability for that team in such a series is 0.848. Interesting data.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Other Offers...||
In addition to Michigan, he has almost 30 other offers. According to 247Sports though, he is "warmer" on North Carolina State with the "warm" offers being ours as well as Auburn, Duke, Ohio State and Tennessee. Other notable offers would include Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami (YTM), Notre Dame and South Carolina. He's also got Illinois and Penn State offers.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Current Standings...||
So the board is aware, here are the current standings current as of Friday, courtesy of Big Ten Network.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Most Likely...||
I had thought he visited Ann Arbor somewhere around this time last year and I don't think we offered at that point. Indeed, a quick look at 247Sports just now - if this is current - shows that we did not. His highest interest, according to them, would be in Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, UCLA, UNLV and North Carolina. His only Big Ten offers are Indiana and Ohio State.
|5 days 11 hours ago||The Stats...||
He averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game as a senior and finished with 2,136 career points."
That sounds rather impressive for season averages, but it seems as if he's an all-arounf contributor from everything I have seen. Glad to have someone who can make an impact like that come to Ann Arbor.
Welcome to the Michigan family, Muhammad!
|5 days 15 hours ago||Good To Hear...||
It has been great to see Trey not really miss a step in his transition between college and the pros, showing that his presence and his game literally will improve a team all around. I also wonder if the level of hype would be greater if he was playing in a larger market, but the point to me is that he is getting some great recognition regardless - again, something that helps Michigan in a way.
|5 days 16 hours ago||The Icing Thing...||
I've heard more and more people say "stay warm" after workouts because icing extensively actually prevents the flushing that would reduce inflammation, which is considered the first step in healing. That being said, just as many do recommended rotating ice then heat (10-20 minutes generally with each, I believe).
There have also been articles recently that icing is not something that people with circulatory issues or high blood pressure should do much either. One recommendation I've seen and tried myself is a bath that's about 65 degrees or so - cool, but it still allows for the flushing of waste to reduce any inflammation.
|6 days 5 hours ago||As A Reminder....||
Not meant as a specific warning to you, but this particular crack means it bears repeating - one of the issues we're hoping to work on in the OT season is basic respect, so attempts to belittle or disparage people in threads such as this will potentially be dealt with and I do invite people to report things in the Mod Sticky.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Of All The Things...||
""The addition of (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier), with his resume, who he's coached, how he's coached and his own resume as a former player, has been significant and it's helped," Hoke says. "He's been positive. For both of them."
Of all the items mentioned, this one I definitely believe. It will be very interesting to see what both Gardner and Morris look like moving into August, although like others, I am decidedly wary of the coach-speak which would hint at a serious competition. It seems more like this is geared to motivate these guys, but then I could be reading it incorrectly.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Subsidies Perhaps...||
There were a couple stories about how, in addition to other incentives, Silver has floated the idea of providing subsidies for college athletes as an incentive to stay an extra year in college. This would apparently include providing for basic needs and the league covering for the attendance gap for provisions over and above their scholarship. He also brought up the idea of a more comprehensive insurance including disability coverage to mitigate the fear of injury. Granted, it has only been discussed broadly by colleges, the league and the union, but it is an interesting discussion, I am sure.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Just By The Wording...||
Given the wording of this, I have to think that this letter will also run in the ads that come with the Sunday paper, somewhere between the 3 / $6.00 sale on bags of shredded cheese and the 10 / $10 on cans of StarKist tuna. All three offers will be good until 4/25 at participating supermarkets, I would imagine.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Missed That...||
I did clean up a few of the comments. Let me know if there is anything I missed - I am a little behind as I had a rather lengthy Comcast outage to sit through last night.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Excellent Question....||
Of all of these, Mark Emmert needs to answer this one most urgently...
|6 days 15 hours ago||I Would Agree...||
The playoff organizers stipulated that the Atlanta bowl’s name would have to become more in sync with the other five in the semifinal rotation, all of which include a traditional moniker as well as a corporate sponsor: Allstate Sugar Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, AT&T Cotton Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio.
Yeah, if you read them as they are named, the format of the Rose Bowl name seems to sound better in this case. That being said, it is good to see the traditional name of the bowl somewhere in the name again, although the article seems to indicate that they could have very well gone in a totally different direction with this too.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Not Sure About This...||
I changed this thread title because I'm an idiot
This was a thread on the Slippery Rock, which was to be deleted at the request of its author since it has been covered (although not for a while now, to be fair). As for the repurposing, that's probably what the open thread is best used for, to discuss whatever.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Veggie Gardens, Etc...||
This weekend, possibly beginning with today if I can find the motivation, will be spent planning the vegetable garden that my daughter seems to want to start. We will actually sit down with some guides on things that will grow well in southeastern Michigan and I will let her select the veggies as well. I might tack on some that aren't fast-maturing so I can have a personal project, but in the case of my daughter, I an going to shoot for stuff that she can harvest relatively quickly (which, for some edible plants, is 60 days or so) so we can maximize the accomplishment here.
My other projected accomplishments are, as usual, sports, grilling and drinking with various family events built around that since it is a holiday weekend.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|6 days 17 hours ago||More On Abdur-Rahkman...||
Here's some background on Abdur-Rahkman from an article earlier in the week - (LINK)
"As a senior in 2013-14, Abdur-Rahkman averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while leading Central Catholic to the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals. He earned his fourth straight PIAA Class AAA first-team selection, becoming the first ever four-time all-state selection in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley."
He has scholarship offers from Bucknell, Drexel, Lehigh, Harvard and Rice. Penn State and Boston College have also shown interest.
|6 days 19 hours ago||That Analogy...||
Actually, you wouldn't be the first person to bring up the Rodriguez thing here, and indeed, in a sense, what Beilein does is sort of like "spread basketball" in my opinion, for the reasons that you mentioned above. Not only does he adjust the schemes to fit his personnel, it seems like he will adjust it to fit the opponent's personnel inasmuch as possible too. It's why they've been able to maintain nearly the same average offensive efficiency all year, I would think - because they can essentially morph into something which maximizes their strengths while simultaneously attacking the other team. In other words, Beilein's teams are very good at imposing their will.
|1 week 5 hours ago||The Restrictions...||
USA Today actually had a piece a couple weeks ago where he actually expressed surprise at the restrictions placed on his transfer as it essentially limited him to Big Sky and Big West schools, as I recall. Given the limits, I am pretty sure that even Horace Greeley would have told this kid to go east.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Targeted Ads...||
Because I had recently been shopping for my wife's 10th wedding anniversary gift, my sidebar for the last couple weeks has been a combination of Zales and a few other stores. I actually haven't had a dating type ad like that, although whenever it is time to renew my alumni association membership, I somehow get the opportunity to meet local singles here in southwestern Wayne County. Not sure what the connection is precisely.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Had The Shirt...||
|1 week 11 hours ago||Just Yesterday...||
According to this, Beilein was asked about health being a consideration for McGary - HERE
He indicated that it likely would not be, and according to this piece, Mitch is progressing well enough if folks are to be believed, although this article mentions him as a 2nd round pick potentially. Some sites would agree, others don't - forunately, they are mock drafts, right?
In any case, as of yesterday, Mitch's dad was only saying that he is "back and forth" on the issue of declaring and has not really made any decision either way. Brendan Quinn does bring up something I'd rather forgotten about though:
Having lost the majority of his sophomore campaign to injury, McGary is eligible for a medical redshirt to retain his lost year of eligibility. While most assume it's a foregone conclusion that McGary will not spend four years at Michigan, a redshirt would serve as a logical contingency plan should he return to school.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Interesting Move...||
I like this as well and think it might lead to some amusing interplay between two former teammates. It will definitely be interesting having two former players from the Bump / Bo transition doing the radio broadcast together. Brandstater on play-by-lay will be interesting, but the idea of Dierdorf doing the color commentary is something that I think I could get used to, I think. I look forward to hearing them this fall.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Another LSA Sophomore...||
I was an LSA sophomore too, but I was decided...
Also, someone had some select footage from the parade! I was there in the cold with everyone else...
|1 week 13 hours ago||Excellent News...||
Very cool news and congratulations on impending fatherhood to Trey Burke!
Yeah, I think we can get our foot in the door early in his recruitment, and as others said, another team of NBA legacies in Ann Arbor is definitely not to be scoffed at. Sounds like excellent long-term planning to me.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I saw the title of this thread and thought, "I did?" at first, but in all seriousness, it's a pretty cool app from the look of it - here's the video that accompanies the article. Amazing stuff:
|1 week 18 hours ago||Not Bad At All...||
I actually like these uniforms - they are very simple but also very modern and not at all overdone. The basketball ones in particular have a somewhat understated quality even, something that I always liked about certain uniforms through the years. In this case, I would have to say "Well done" to Nike.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Yes Indeed...||
As I recall, they managed to get a second shot in the first round thanks to the Richard Jefferson / Andris Biedrins trade. A few mock drafts still have the Jazz taking Dante Exum with one of those picks in the first, but the opinions seem to vary a little more on who else they would get. If we're talking Michigan products, I think the Bulls were a common theme for Stauskas in mock drafts, but of course, we won't know until the draft.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good To Hear...||
This is excellent to hear, of course, and hopefully he will take on the leadership role as mentioned in the MLive article as I think it is not only needed, but that LeVert would be a good choice. He is also probably one of the more exciting players that Michigan has had in a while (and we've had several of these lately, of course) when it comes to what he can do, not to mention one of the most productive people on the team overall. LeVert's game is already pretty good, so seeing an even better version would be very nice indeed.
|1 week 1 day ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 week 1 day ago||Plain-Dealer Article...||
The Plain-Dealer did a writeup on this (HERE) as well.
According to this, he was indeed granted his release from his scholarship and will be visiting Kentucky's spring game. The article also mentions that since OSU will be shifting to more base defense, the need for safety depth is - in their view - reduced somewhat. This also means that OSU meets their temporary limit of 82 scholarship players (Thompson played in their Spring Game, and at the time they had 83 on scholarship).
|1 week 1 day ago||Other Information...||
A little more background from NBCSports regarding Byron Wesley:
Wesley reached double figures in 26 of the 30 games he played in this season, scoring a season-high 31 in a win over Northern Arizona on November 15. That was one of two games in which Wesley scored 31 points this past season, the second of which being a win at Washington State on March 6. Wesley shot 46.7% from the field, 33.8% from three and 71.8% from the foul line as a junior.
|1 week 1 day ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 week 1 day ago||Was Wondering That...||
A quick scan of 247Sports shows that, among his offers, Northwestern, Maryland and Nebraska have offered him as well although they show as "cool". From the highlights on Hudl.com, it definitely would not be for lack of talent though. He looks pretty good, and his high school stats for the past two seasons are rather productive to date. As a sophomore and junior, he's 310-567 for 3,609 yards, 26 TDs and 9 INTs as a passer, but he also has 230 carries for 930 yards and 25 TDs on the ground.
|1 week 1 day ago||Will Try To Get There...||
Thanks for the heads up. My wife and I were going to be in that direction anyway next Friday for a dinner so we'll have to swing by and catch Jordan after that hopefully.
I still think about what he said at the presser after the loss to Kentucky - "You just hope to leave it better than you found it", said in reference to the program. He has, and in part thanks to his own presence. He is one of my favorites definitely.
|1 week 1 day ago||Dropping The Ball Indeed...||
"The detective handling the case waited two months to write his first report and then prematurely suspended his inquiry without informing the accuser. By the time the prosecutor got the case, important evidence had disappeared, including the video of the sexual act."
To me, one of the more egregious things about this. I mean, for any case, two months is too long, but when we're talking about something like what Winston is accused of doing, it floors me that someone would let it sit like that. From the sound of it, the investigation was then finally taken up on a report that was delayed two months. It definitely sounds like an all-around botching.
|1 week 1 day ago||Embed For The Board...||
Yeah, the Hoops Dreams video is a nice watch. I definitely would not mind what Dawkins could bring to the team based on that as well as other footage.
|1 week 2 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 week 2 days ago||At The Present Rate...||
Assuming the number of teams joining Division one does not, on average, outstrip the average addition of bowl games to the slate, then we're looking at close to total saturation in...oh...20-25 years, if I am guessing correctly. A bowl game between 3-9 teams seems like a strangely realistic possibility within the next 10-15 years or so now - I hope it is sponsored by One Hour Martinizing for some reason.
|1 week 2 days ago||Detailing The Eating...||
Jon Solomon of AL.com had the breakdown that apparently was on the agenda at the NCAA committee meeting - the full article is (HERE).
Among other things, it allows for meals and snacks incidental to participation in times outside the season, including vacations provided there is a reason (like workouts) for the student to be on campus. Meals and snacks are also now unlimited at all conditioning, skill training and film review so long as they do not replace meals allowed as part of the scholarship. There are other details too in the article.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's What I Thought...||
Around the time that Maryland and Rutgers joined the Big Ten, there were a few reports that between adding teams and the renegotiations of the television deals in a couple years that it was entirely possible to see a jump in conference revenue north of $100 million. As I recall, figures that were relayed to Maryland projected them making north of $40 million per year by 2017 as a full member of the conference just from TV revenue. Assuming it is comparable for the other member institutions just for that aspect of revenue, I could see the Big Ten holding onto this lead for a stretch.
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Very interesting list, although I will say that was isn't at all shocking about it is that about 60% of the people on it are either in the NFL or MLB (I counted 8 for baseball and 8 for football). Even less shocking is that all but one of the football players are QBs, come to think of it. What I didn't apprciate before is the size of the difference between top pay in the NHL and top pay in the other 3 major sports - that was interesting to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks To Them...||
It has been an enormous privilige to have Nik and Glenn represent this university over the last two seasons and a huge thanks to both of them for their time here. Their productivity will be missed, but the fact that we're sending to great players to the pros again helps Michigan's stature long term. I said it to someone last night, but NBA talent being developed in your program begets NBA-style talent coming to your program - it can only be a good thing.
Best of luck to both of them at the next level.
|1 week 2 days ago||NBC Sports Article...||
NBCSports.com talks a little about it here - LINK
The question "How desperate is desperate?" may have been answered by the Volunteers fans who were not fond of Martin actually:
But there was a push in Knoxville to let Martin go, particularly among the fanbase, who circulated a petition to fire Martin and hire Bruce Pearl that received 36,000 signatures.
Their way-too-early speculation mentions Gregg Marshall as a name to consider, as well as Mike White and Donnie Tyndall.
|1 week 2 days ago||This Record...||
Perhaps it is just me, but this is one of those records that I was hoping would stand and that we would not see snow again this season, but then I forget the state in which I was born and raised and, for some reason, still live. I sort of see it like certain records or milestones in sports where they were set and you don't want to be that person - like the .215 lifetime batting average of Mario Mendoza.
|1 week 2 days ago||Very Interesting...||
This is an interesting piece actually.
It seems to me that the relationship that the University has with the Ann Arbor area almost makes the Michigan Daily the logical successor to the Ann Arbor News in a way, especially now as regional papers like that are starting to have drastically reduced roles in their home communities. Actually, the ASU operation was something I was not aware of and found impressive actually, particularly having a Washington bureau for which journalism students get credit for manning. That's pretty awesome.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Optimism...||
For me personally, the thing that probably gives me the most optimism is simply the fact that the offensive line has been given a scheme and direction and a set of base plays to work from. They are young, but the fact that they've mentioned in interviews that they are picking up Nussmeier's scheme relatively quickly does give me a lot of hope that this unit will, given time, gel quite nicely. I don't know if I would expect a complete turnaround this year necessarily, but if it is true that they are learning as quickly as they have mentioned, then it may at least be better than we think now relatively speaking.
|1 week 3 days ago||Over On Twitter...||
There were also various tweets alluding to how he had apparently had a further meeting with the coaching staff and, upon being dismissed, lost his shit and eventually had to be escorted away by campus police. If true, that's probably not the best impression to leave if you're being dismissed for "conduct detrimental to the team".
SBNation - HERE - also suggests that, at some point after the spring game, an incident in a parking lot added to the already big mess that was apparently Kelly's weekend. Their article also links some reports of Kelly's rather strange relationship with, well, everyone and everything from the sound of it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Congratulations To Him...||
Henderson really did an excellent job covering Detroit's financial woes, but beyond that and perhaps more importantly, he did an excellent job of making the issues accessible to people who had likely all but ignored Detroit over the last several decades or were not familiar with what has happened here. The care given to the writing was remarkable and did help drive home the point locally that we share in the city's fate.
Congratulations to him on some excellent coverage of a very real regional problem.
|1 week 3 days ago||Either Way...||
If Nik does go, he goes with numerous awards and a pretty solid resume that will definitely get him some attention in the first round of the draft. If he did decide to stay, however unlikely this seems at the moment, that would be an immense help moving forward into next season. Either way, he is a great talent and definitely an incredible asset to any team as we have seen for ourselves.
|1 week 3 days ago||Regarding Statistics...||
...but there's only a 10% chance that 50% of statistics are fabricated. If we charted the problem on a Pareto, we would find that 80% of the problems arise from 20% of what ESPN flashes on the screen in the vain hope of providing insight. Also, it is quite evident that 4/3rds of people have trouble with fractions.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Unveiling...||
To be fair, the previous thread on this was before the revealing of what the "Tweak" actually was, and the speculation was actually precisely what it turned out not to be, as I recall. USA Today had talked to several players and deduced that this was in fact an overall mechanical change to their offense, if you will, and as it turns out, it was an adjustment to the behavior of one person. Interesting indeed.
|1 week 3 days ago||My Sympathies...||
Very sorry for your loss and thoughts and condolences to your family in this time of loss. It sounds like she lived a very active and full life, which is an excellent thing, and it is even better that you lived so close and had the opportunity to be that close to her and connect through that fandom too.
|1 week 3 days ago||Either Way...||
As noted above, there isn't an official announcement and supposedly will not be until the middle of the week, but even if he does go, it has been a pleasure to watch him over these past two seasons.
I wish Glenn nothing but the best - hopefully, he does well at workouts if he does indeed leave and maximizes his draft position. He was one of the more prolific scorers this year, so the production definitely will be missed.
|1 week 3 days ago||Embed For The Board...||
Here are selected highlights from this absolutely brutal performance...
|1 week 3 days ago||Very Good News...||
As someone who works for the people who supply these folks with their power, I can say that there has been an uptick in demand in Ann Arbor in the last few years as well. Actually, of all the regions in our territory, it seems like Ann Arbor is the one that suffered the least during the recent downturn and it is because of things like this.
There's actually quite a few proposed developments along the I-94 corridor from Romulus basically all the way out to Ann Arbor.
|1 week 3 days ago||To Be Fair...||
To be absolutely fair, Penn State somehow drew 72,000 for their spring game, so if any team could possibly brag a little about spring attendance (but really, why would you do that?), it would be the Nittany Lions. Either way, it seems like a bit of a reach to crack wise in this case, but then I have to remember which fanbase and fan culture we're talking about here.
|1 week 3 days ago||502 Bad Gateway...||
Just when I needed something to distract me from having to work storm duty first thing on a Monday morning thanks to the wind and what happened over the weekend, the site fails me at a critical moment. Well, at a critical moment in my job, the site fails me...or something. Either way, I am glad it is back and that there isn't too much to clean up for the time being.
Like others, I thought something announced in the small hours had finally destroyed MGoBlog.
|1 week 4 days ago||Already Posted...||
Pelini has a funny side? Him, a cat, the spring game and FauxPelini
As interesting as it was, Bo Pelini and his acceptance of all the memes did make it to the board yesterday. It was rather amusing though. It should still be on the second page.
|1 week 4 days ago||The Wednesday Game....||
I am supposed to go to the Wednesday game in Ypsilanti actually - pretty excited as I don't get much time at this point in the year, between meetings and all that fun stuff, to take a time out for Michigan athletics in person and not on the blog or what I catch on TV or on a laptop. Hopefully, it is a little warmer than they are forecasting, but such is April in Michigan. Congratulations to the team for a very successful weekend in Champaign.
|1 week 4 days ago||Very Funny...||
The part where they talk about Franceour giving encouragement to the dude with his thumbs up and saying, "Way to go! Nice job!" made me lose it. This is an awesome prank that probably took a lot of strategic planning. Also, the dinner they described - that sounds like it was pretty epic.
"How do you communicate with George?"
|1 week 4 days ago||Watching Now...||
Not a bad way to spend the afternoon - the Masters, grilling steaks on the patio and some Guinness. Meanwhile, the kids practice some game which combines golf, baseball and, from the appearance of things, lawn darts on the grass. Speaking of the grass, it's finally mostly green again, so golfing is in the air.
|1 week 4 days ago||As A Rule...||
As a rule, the "kiosk" threads typically do go after a time, and this one will at some point in the very near future, but as it is an otherwise uneventful day and not a high traffic time, I thought I might allow a few folks to offer an opinion before I removed this one. You are essentially correct though - even in the OT season, these threads typically fall on the side of "Too OT".
|1 week 4 days ago||Down It Goes...||
Supposed to be a reply in minivan thread. Ignore
The process for creating a thread is not quite like the process for merely replying to a thread, so I am intrigued as to how it would have ended up on board. All the same, it can't be moved and the text had been deleted, so down this goes.
Speaking of the minivan thread....
OT: Minican Q - New Caravan or used Sienna/Odyssey?
It's been up for a few hours now. That's enough time, I think.
|1 week 4 days ago||For The Time Being...||
Realistically, I think the change to a 4-3 Over and the hiring of Doug Nussmeier, and perhaps the position coach shifts, are the changes that should theoretically (said as 2014 is still 4 months from starting) address many of the more pressing problems. A fresh approach to the defense and an offense with a decided scheme and direction really are the two things that I think people wanted most as last season wore on and those two things were addressed. Moving forward, hopefully we're talking about tweaking and not overhauling things, so for the time being, I think I'd ride with the decisions made by Hoke to date in the offseason.
|1 week 4 days ago||Upcoming Schedule...||
Here's the list of conference softball games on BTN this season - (LINK)
For Michigan, after today the next BTN telecast will be next Saturday against Minnesota at 7 PM, followed by another game with Minnesota on Sunday at 3 PM. Actually, if you scroll through this page, the listings for baseball and several other sports are here as well.
|1 week 4 days ago||Embed For The Board...||
...of the reaction. Yeah, the dude in the glasses makes this worth it.
|1 week 5 days ago||For More Stats...||
If you want to follow the game online, here is their GameTracker - LINK
For Minnesota thus far:
- 12 shots on goal
- 0 for 1 on power plays
- 14 for 19 on faceoffs
|1 week 5 days ago||Just Today...||
Actually, just today there was an article that said he three other visits planned in the near future as well - Auburn, Alabama and Kentucky, as I recall. As someone said, he's changed it before and I suspect that he might again given the list of upcoming visits. Either way, we're still on his most recent top 10 (I believe there was a thread discussing these a couple weeks ago, come to think of it) - plenty of time yet.
|1 week 5 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 week 5 days ago||Among Other Things...||
"However, the reality is that in two of the last three seasons since we moved Commencement to the Stadium, we have been unable to produce an acceptable playing surface. " - Jack Swarbrick
Yeah, I often find that it is difficult to produce a good playing surface for Commencement. The speakers always seem to use their opening remarks to complain about the divots and generally marshy condition of the field.
|1 week 5 days ago||Very Nice...||
I will say that it is pretty funny that he made the meme come to life in a way, but then like most cats - mine included - the cat looks rather humiliated, which means that it shall meow graphic threats for the entire drive home as if it had been taken to the vet or any other place out of its "zone". Kudos to Pelini for his sense of humor here.
|1 week 5 days ago||As A Sidenote...||
I am pretty sure that Ohio State's is on BTN as well as Wisconsin's. I looked at the schedule yesterday, so I might be wrong here, but the times should be 1:30 PM and 4 PM respectively for those practices anyway. Not sure precisely when, but I think they are airing Penn State's early this evening too.
|1 week 5 days ago||Per MGoBlue...||
Here's the weekend slate for Michigan athletics...
|1 week 6 days ago||Congratulations To Them...||
...and here is a still from Twitter, courtesy of a fellow MGoBlogger.
|1 week 6 days ago||The NCA...||
As far as cheerleading, I think the NCA is the overarching organization regardless of the relative level of competition. To my knowledge, there isn't a strictly NCAA event per se, although I think they've sponsored the university level competitions from time to time. From what I understand (a friend who has been in such competitions), this same organization oversees high school competitions as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Pinkel's Statement...||
Excerpts from Pinkel's statement can be found in the Kansas City Star article here - LINK
From that statement:
“Dorial’s priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the help he needs. As we have all along, we will continue to do everything we can to assist Dorial and his family. We care deeply about Dorial and his well-being, but hopefully he can benefit from a fresh start.”
I believe that just the other day Green-Beckham had released a statement of his own saying that he would seek counseling and basically owning up to his decisions to date. The article also talks about some of the other incidents in which DGB has been involved as well as the numerous run-ins other Mizzou players have had with the law recently.
|1 week 6 days ago||The Confidence / Experience Thing...||
"The one thing I'm truly lacking, and I can admit it, is experience. From a skills development standpoint, the coaches have done an excellent job preparing me."
I don't get the sense that there are necessarily any ill feelings, as a few hinted at, but what he says here sort of steers me in the direction of what Space Coyote brought up - it's a confidence thing in the case of Horford. It reads to me like he wants a different role somewhere so he has a better picture of what does / doesn't do well, or at least a picture which is to his satisfaction.
I don't doubt that, like we would expect, Beilein has done an excellent job of skill and player development, but Beilein's system seems to be one where the Horfords of the world are only going to have so large a role (and I agree with others - Morgan was better in that role) and I think Jon gets that, if I am interpreting him correctly. All the same, he will leave Ann Arbor with a degree from Michigan, instruction from one of the best coaches out there and an opportunity to get the experience that he wants and to build the confidence that he seems to desire.
|1 week 6 days ago||Very Interesting...||
It's actually pretty interesting to read these evaluations, but in this case, it was particularly intriguing for me when it came to this line:
The fact that Michigan was so reluctant to put their best offensive lineman out on an island made it harder for me to actually assess how he played. Or, more importantly, it inhibits my ability to project how he might play in the NFL.
I think that speaks to something that was feared in a way, but here is someone actually saying it - the scheme was so convoluted that it was more difficult to make these sorts of individual assessments. It was a hopeful evaluation overall though, as White does seem to believe he would probably be a starter out of the gate.
|1 week 6 days ago||The Continuation Rule...||
"An examination of the NBA's continuation rule, and whether it should be applied similarly in college. There was not much support in the meeting room for that idea."
As it is, some NBA players have made a personal industry of exploiting the continuation rule. I can see why there would not be a lot of support for basically encouraging the further manufacture of foul shots. I do like the idea of a shorter shot clock, although it would mean several teams would have to rethink their offense quite a bit, I would think.
|1 week 6 days ago||Should Be Interesting...||
The comment thread which followed Godfrey's article, now standing at nearly 1,000 replies, got particularly contentious so I am curious as to what sort of questions people will bring to this one. A lot of people here seemed to more or less say that, while it is not at all shocking on a high level, the level of detail provided here was fascinating and did provide insight into the intricacies of what goes on. Actually, I am curious to see if people from fanbases that have been repeatedly accused of this sort of stuff show up as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Already Covered...||
Meet the Bag Man...How to buy College Football players. SBNation report
It is a fascinating read if not entirely shocking, but it is still on the first page of threads as well as in a front page story on the blog.
|1 week 6 days ago||This Weekend...||
My wife and I got an early start to the weekend last night by going out to dinner to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We would have done that this evening, but she works a shift tonight and we couldn't do it on Friday.
This weekend is probably going to involve a lot of raking. Now that the weather seems to have mellowed out for good, I have to get the mass of leaves and crap off the beds before things start growing in earnest. Indeed, the tulips and daffodils are well on their way, as are some of the lilies out front. Speaking of raking, I have decided to play chicken with the city again and rake all the leaves and trash that I find blocking the storm drain into a pile that I shall leave on the street for them to remove.
When I can, I am going to enjoy some wine on the porch too and look out on my now snow-free yard. This might be the first weekend where I have time to stop and appreciate the concept of "no snow".
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Fruits, Nuts And Bagels...||
"Is the NCAA afraid we're going to make them fat? Give them too much ice cream and chocolate cake?" he writes. "The whole thing really defies sanity."
As we have since discovered, of course, that you can provide fruits, nuts and bagels per the rules...just not cream cheese. I am guessing you can supply the cake only if the cake is made generally available to the student body though.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Here's The Official Statement....||
Courtesy of MGoBlue, here's the official announcement (LINK). In his own, very Horford words:
"My time at Michigan has been the most beneficial period of my life in terms of athletic development and overall enlightenment," said Horford. "The bonds created over the last four years are everlasting, and the memories made are truly priceless. As on all journeys, new paths must be taken and intuition must be trusted. I leave Michigan with nothing but love in my heart."
He provided some excellent leadership to the program and that will definitely be missed. I wish Jon nothing but the best in his future.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I Like This Idea...||
“I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me,” Colbert said in a statement. “Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”
According to a few articles, this is a five-year deal, but it doesn't look like any numbers are out yet. It will definitely be an interesting shift for the show, and I think Colbert (as himself) can give the show an edge. Indeed, he even got the endorsement of his Comedy Central competitor Jon Stewart:
“He is a uniquely talented individual,” the long-time “Daily Show” host told NY Magazine of the “Colbert Report” host. “He's wonderful in ‘Colbert Report,’ but he's got gears he hasn't even shown people yet. He would be remarkable.”
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Other Items...||
According to a Yahoo! piece on the same kid, he's got an eight-foot wingspan and wears a size 22 shoe. He also averaged 11.1 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in this past season, which seem a bit low for someone who is probably nearly a foot taller than most of the guys around him in the average game. They report also that his little brother, who is all of seven, is apparently already 5'9".
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
"College majors like Exercise Science and General Education have long been assailed by critics as crip-course degrees, but shadow boosters see them as a vital way to perpetuate the cycle. If a player finishes out his eligibility and has no feasible future in the pros, he might return home and become a nearby high school coach. It doesn't matter if it's junior high or seven-on-seven camps; each means a new brand ambassador for the program."
As others have mentioned, there is not much if anything shocking about this, but it was a very illuminating read all the same just due to the detail. That part above, though, was something I hadn't really thought about before - it makes sense in a strange sort of way, however, that former student athletes would be the most convenient pool of "outside sales representatives" basically.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||The Lesson Here...||
Even though it is likely that, in the end, Nik will declare for the draft in the announcement slated for early next week by some accounts, it is clear that the lesson from Goodman's reporting here is that - whether they turn out to be correct or not - there are sources and then there are, well....
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Glad He Is Coming Here...||
Beilein said when Hatch signed his national letter of intent in November. “We’ll just have to see how that all develops. The big thing is that he has a scholarship to the University of Michigan. And I want to make sure he knows that. We want to make sure he knows that.”
This is simply reiterating something that I believe Beilein said a while back, that one of the scholarships being held for this class was Hatch's, but actually that it was there for him whenever he decided he wanted it and felt ready. Such a gesture is awesome, in my opinion, and indicative of the great culture around the basketball program under Beilein's watch.
As for Hatch personally, I hope to be there the first time he steps out into Crisler so I can be part of the thunderous applause this kid deserves.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
If I remember correctly, Chris McLaurin is rather accomplished already in his post-Michigan career, up to and including a Fulbright scholarship which allowed him to help start an organization that helps disadvantaged children in South Africa, and he also attended the London School of Economics as well. I think he was even a White House intern at some point as well. If he can be at the forefront of bringing American football to China, that's a very interesting feather in an already accomplished cap.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Previous Experience...||
I could be wrong, but I seem to remember his interest in the WWE world going back a while too, including an appearance on "One Night Stand" about six years ago, I believe. I believe he attacked his opponent with a shinai or a close mockup of one, although I could be mistaken there. Either way, I think his interest in the WWE was somewhat established, althought that he would go into it full-time is still interesting.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Zeroed In...||
That was rather interesting - it pretty much zeroed in on the Detroit area, which is where I was born, raised and still live. I consciously pronounced the words in the questions that called for it too just to ensure some accuracy. I actually had my wife take a similar quiz a few weeks ago and, as her birth certificate says, she's all Chicago.
Thanks for sharing this. Very intriguing.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not Going To Lie...||
I won't lie about this - from this moment forward now, whenever we talk about Joe Lunardi releasing another bracket, this post is going to come to mind and I will probably chuckle about it for a bit. Indeed, a stomach virus may now be known as an "upset bracket" now.
ESPN only goes back as far as November, but he did have us in Milwaukee as a 3-seed even though we ended up a 2-seed, so it was fairly close. It would be interesting to take a conference like the Big Ten and compare his earliest available picks versus how teams entered the tournament.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||By Conference...||
Here's what you get if you click on Athlon's Big Ten only rankings. In order as they see it:
1) Urban Meyer
2) Mark Dantonio
3) James Franklin
4) Pat Fitzgerald
5) Gary Andersen
6) Kirk Ferentz
7) Jerry Kill
8) Brady Hoke
9) Bo Pelini
10) Randy Edsall
11) Kevin Wilson
12) Darrell Hazell
13) Tim Beckman
14) Kyle Flood
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Some Of The Details...||
CNN might have at least part of the answer regarding the high number of victims here - LINK
One of the students who was an eyewitness said the following:
"He was very quiet. He just was kind of doing it," Meixner answered. "And he had this, like, look on his face that he was just crazy and he was just running around just stabbing whoever was in his way."
Also in the story, two of the victims went straight to surgery upon arrival at the hospital with wounds to the lower abdomen. It also mentions two people currently in intensive care as well, and six who have already been treated and released.
Very sad, and thoughts go out to all the families as well as the Franklin Regional School District's staff and community.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I Laughed....||
This one pretty much sums up Indiana's sense of achievement...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Saline Grad, Eh?||
As I recall, Vince Helmuth was a Hornet. I am as well actually.
Actually, I had first heard of him when he was still at Saline because he came from that long tradition of talented track and field teams that Saline has put out there through the years. I believe Helmuth was a state champion shot put and discus thrower as well.
It was an interesting look back, Magnus. Best in a Michigan uniform would have been very cool, I agree.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting Question...||
It's an interesting idea really - if you can address the defense through a combination of acquisitions and the draft and still find a way to get Watkins, that sets up the possibility of an offense with Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Sammy Watkins as potential receivers. That, in turn, would causes defenses to behave in a fundamentally different way against Detroit, quite probably to our benefit too. As someone said above, I also would be willing to perhaps take a slight ding, if you will, on the defense if you could create this sort of anxiety on the other side of the ball.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fear Of Rejection...||
"He looked happier, stress-free, like that was the real him," Bergantino said. "Before, when he would walk into the locker room, there was this cloud around him, like you couldn't quite get to him."
Your comment made me think of this point in the article because of this observation a teammate made right before Gordon made his announcement. That second part is a little sad honestly, but it illustrates a larger problem in the culture of sports and really in society as a whole - perceived expectations that prevent honest and open communication. Hopefully, one day, nobody will feel like they need to keep that cloud around them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Striving To Be Better...||
"The ability to focus on a weakness and strive to improve is something Bradley said he values in a player. When Robinson approached Bradley late last season asking where he needed to improve, Bradley said it stuck out as a key to the running back’s chances of developing into a consistent player."
Denard's work ethic when he was in Ann Arbor was incredible and it is great to see him unchanged in that regard. What I quoted above is what I believe always separated Denard from a lot of his peers - the constant striving to be the best player he could be in whatever role he was asked to play. He did that as a QB here, and here is trying to be the best RB he can be as well. Most workplaces beyond the NFL desperately need more Denards in this respect.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Very Sad News...||
That's terrible news :-(
According to the Free Press, it happened around 3 AM. The message on her Instagram account was as follows:
Princess Lacey has achieved the ultimate victory. She now dances among angels.... The world is a better place because you were in it. Our hearts are broken. We love you Doll. Dance all night... Mommy and Daddy, Will, Mitchell, and Luke
Thoughts and condolences to the Holsworth family. Very sad indeed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Only 54...||
He was only 54 too, which is not old by any means. Very tragic.
I remember watching his matches as a kid, including his defeat of Honkey Tonk Man, which I believe was his first Intercontinental Title. As I recall, he lost it the very next year to Ravishing Rick, but those were some pretty entertaining times for the 11-12 year old me. Yeah, my friends and I would try the off-the-furniture slams a la Warrior too.
In his retirement, he was a motivational speaker, and from what I have heard, a very good one too. RIP Warrior.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Very Interesting...||
All that is missing from this is the aspect that gave me enjoyment in "Spore", where I could not only fiddle with a solar system but allow a warrior-like race of platypus-type creatures to evolve and eventually take over their local stellar neighborhood. It was fun all the same though - indeed, I have a solar system nearly at the 500 year limit (if it is a limit) at the moment.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In The Future...||
Per the article, the possible timeline for this is 2018-2019, which isn't very well established for Notre Dame, or indeed most teams, but the other teams that Notre Dame will have in that timeframe according to Future Football Schedules will be:
- In 2018, Northwestern, USC, Navy and Stanford
- In 2019, Texas, Navy, Stanford and USC
Georgia would be an interesting addition in addition to the mandated ACC games from their pseudo-joining of another conference.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If It Is True...||
If Derek's room has been discovered, I assume we're talking about something like this by now...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's Impressive...||
The part of me that works for a company that provides the thing which supplies what some students put through a window in Storrs is impressed. I mean, you would have to tug pretty hard to get the lugs and connectors in some of these installations to go ....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not Clear...||
I don't know of an interview to date where Lindsay himself has said much about it. What I remember, however, is that he actually graduated last summer and that, at least according to Nick Saban, the decision was Lindsay's not to return for his final year of eligibility at Alabama. As someone said above, generally this happens because players would like to start perhaps, and as Ryan Kelly is definitely returning and is only a junior, I believe, perhaps that's a large part of why Lindsay is looking to play his final year elsewhere. Like I said though, to my knowledge he has not said much himself, but perhaps someone has more information.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Regarding Infante...||
Yahoo! updated their story, so everyone here is aware (HERE)
"UPDATE: Infante had no broken bones and no concussion after undergoing tests. He received six stitches."
Very good news, of course, and hopefully he is back out there as soon as possible. I cannot imagine the pain and the terror that something might be very wrong in that moment though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Will Say This...||
I will say that, if you're going to make a way-too-early list for something like this, Levert has some pretty good base numbers to work from as I assume this season's performance in the metric being used. He averaged 12.9 points per game and was 43.9% from the field, including 40.8% on three-pointers. He had the third-highest total in rebounds and the second-highest number of assists, so his play has definitely been key to how Michigan performs in-game. If he even made modest improvements on some of these measures, I would think he'd be in the discussion for first-team All-American when the time actually does come next season.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Polls And Things...||
I try not to get too into the way-too-early polls typically, but it is interesting to me that we were #7 in the AP poll at the start of the tournament, but #18 and a team that was not ranked at that juncture played in the NC game. In the poll linked above, we're #17 and the teams which played last night are #3 and #10. As others have said, it might have been better later in the month because of draft declarations - in the rather unlikely event that Stauskas, Robinson and McGary all stay put, I would have to think #17 might be undercutting us a bit though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not Shocking...||
This or his firing was going to happen eventually, of course, but as someone mentioned above, it is a bit of a shame that he could not leave the Pistons as he found them, if you will. From a management standpoint, the organization has gone from a zenith to a nadir in the span of one decade and all under his watch in this particular instance. However, as we know, he participated in two of the greatest runs for the Pistons really - one as a player and the other as an executive - so it can't be said that he never made enormous positive contributions to the club. The carousel of coaches and the lack of marked improvement recently simply seemed to indicate that a fresh approach might be the best approach now.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The CBS Article...||
As mentioned above, this article contains the very quick rebuttal of the Lakers to this story, but there are a few other interesting questions that are contained in the piece - LINK
I will admit that chuckled a bit at this part:
If it is true, the big question is what Kobe Bryant would think of it. Is he on board with a coach whose first run in the pros with the Nets didn't end well, especially the part where his tream drafted Kerry Kittles over Bryant? (Calipari has maintained he was forced into that decision.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On Defense...||
Already on a few possessions, we've had the chance to see Kentucky in its "HUHWUT?" defense, but any moment where a Calipari team looks as if they are out of their element is a win for America. Also, thus far, let's talk a little about guard play - advantage Connecticut so far. Very nice indeed.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Man, 2017...||
A recruit for 2017 is definitely putting me into "old" territory in my own mind anyway as he would have been born during my junior year at Michigan, but in any case, the offers are already notable above and beyond the commitment to LSU. According to 247, he also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami (YTM), Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State and about a half dozen other schools.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Here It Is...||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||According To SI...||
According to Sports Illustrated, he actually did cooperate with the investigation when it began in January, even turning over cellphone records and giving a DNA sample to help out the police - the marijuana did not belong to Beckham, according to the article as well. Hopefully, he can get things straightened out and get back into the field - in football, he definitely has an excellent future.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Regarding This...||
I seem to recall that Peppers said in an interview a few months ago that he wouldn't necessarily turn down the #2 jersey if offered, but I've also heard what you mentioned - that he wanted to keep #5 and make that his own number.
I will say, however, that I definitely would not mind another #2 All-American (we've had two - Woodson was one, of course), but we've never had one that wore #5, I think - he really could make a legacy by being the first. Either way, glad to have him coming to Ann Arbor.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Cultural Impact...||
I really do think that is an important point anyone talks about the impact of one team or set of players - the Fab Five were a marketing phenomenon and the force behind changes to the very look and feel of the game itself.I don't think that there has ever been a Kentucky team that could say this, but I could be incorrect there.
Even now, the changes that were begun by that Michigan team resonate today. They didn't win in either 1992 or 1993, but their names and innovations live on in the game.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On Quite A Bit...||
In addition to numerous re-airings of the Spring Game, we're actually on quite a bit this week. Wednesday at 8 AM, if you're up, will showcase the 2003 game against Minnesota and at 7:30 AM on Thursday, you can relive the 1997 game versus Ohio State as well as last seasons games against Ohio State and Penn State (the second game mentioned is not recommended for repeat viewing).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Other Information...||
Per Angelique Chengelis' story in the Detroit News, this game will either be on ESPN or ESPN2 at 7 PM on October 11th, which probably would be the expected undercard to this news, I would think.
Either way, it seems like the players definitely like playing in primetime, although I do wonder if this one might be a little closer to a more standard sort of affair than the show that was had for both Notre Dame games. Of course, this merely being a night game does add a little "zing", if you will, to an otherwise "meh" home slate this coming season.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||What Hurts More...||
Even worse than what she said is the timing of it - the Star-Ledger, as the article notes, is going through some very painful layoffs and cutbacks, so to hear the AD at a school your paper covers extensively say that must be utterly infuriating. I certainly wouldn't blame the author for writing a piece on why Hermann probably shouldn't be anywhere near the pay grade she currently resides at, not at a school that so desperately needs some leadership right now.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's Terrible...||
That's pretty twisted, especially considering that the park is adjacent to Depot Town and an elementary school (Adams, I think). It's a popular park in a well-travelled part of Ypsilanti and it's sad that it has come to contemplating installing cameras and staking out the place to catch some idiot taking a dump on playground equipment. I would be afraid to know what set that person down this road really.
I don't know if anyone saw the story about that one park in Illinois where someone glued razor blades to some of the equipment and a kid actually ended up cut because of it. That was awful too. I hope the offenders in both instances are caught personally.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Regarding This...||
It would be hard to catch every instance in a place like MGoBlog, but yeah, after a few things that have happened in the last week or so, it might be time to consider the habitual and notorious instances (i.e., being rude or insulting basically) of dumping on threads simply because of one's disinterest in the topic a respect issue and therefore something that could get folks dinged if caught.
Now, to address something that Bando Calrissian mentioned in the Tigers thread, I wouldn't expect that it would happen very often, but if there is significant news or something going on which requires considerable coverage / discussion, we can definitely look at prioritizing threads. If it ends up being like last year, by May it seems like there is perhaps one for every other game or so, and of course, as the end of August approaches, they will probably disappear in the flurry of football coverage.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks For Sharing This...||
Very nice. This serves as a rather good summation of what we've been privileged to witness in the last couple years here, and hopefully these videos only get more numerous and lengthier from this point forward. This program is in an excellent place right now and the fact that we can watch tribute / highlight videos like this is evidence of that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As A Note...||
Just as a friendly reminder from a mod, we did talk about this in the Tigers thread today and this will apply to threads for "Game Of Thrones" as well. We should be respecting such threads because it is the offseason and this is something which has a considerable following and tends to generate discussion among users. As the OP noted, if you aren't a fan, that's fine, but we are going to start monitoring for "uncivil" behavior in threads like these.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||For Hoke's Thoughts...||
For anyone who would also like to hear Hoke's thoughts, the presser is also available on MGoVideo as well:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Actually....||
Actually, it was those people in your thread that started to get me thinking that this might have to start being a thing we dole out from time to time. Your reaction to this thread made up my mind for me. Nobody can help the reaction to what they post, but the folks that do go out of their way to troll such threads with rude displays of disinterest....that we can do something about around here.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||For Some More Quotes...||
For some rather intriguing snippets from the interview with Nik, go for the MLive article by Brendan Quinn - LINK
You can get the sense he is pretty torn about this really, and I don't think anyone would blame him really. He talks about what it might be like for everyone to return and the sort of run that might start, but also about the opportunities afforded players who go into the league. Either way, it has been a great, great run with Nik as part of this team - would love for him to stay, but if he does go, it is yet again a sign that we're back to producing NBA talent on a regular basis. That only helps Michigan down the road.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Now, Now...||
I know the enjoyment of such threads is not universal, but the prevailing demographic of this blog (in this case, the location or home area of a significant contingent of its regular users) supports the existence of this thread. You don't have to like it, but I think you have to respect it all the same. Responses such as this one don't help and don't add to the discussion and we may have to start dinging people who do this repeatedly as it is a respect issue.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||For Those With BTN...||
For those with BTN and if you're interested, it will replay tonight on BTN at 8:30 PM and tomorrow at 4 PM and 10 PM.
Later in the week, 2 PM on Tuesday and 4 PM on Wednesday and noon on Thursday. Going farther out, it's on at least once almost every day for a week or so. If you have access to BTN2Go, I believe they store shows for up to two weeks as well.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So Naturally...||
It is supposed to be in the mid 50s here today, so naturally I am here in the Canton Jungle Java typing on my wife's Kindle. We're actually trying to wear the kids down a bit as they seem to be extra hyper right now. Later on, I will be in front of they Tigers game and it will be a nice thing to be able to watch with more mellow kids.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hudl Highlights...||
Here are his Hudl highlights as available on the more easily embedded YouTube....
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Comparison Stats For The Board...||
Well, if anyone is interested, here's how the comparison stats look:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thoughts On This...||
I hesitate to take much away from spring practices in general for various reasons regarding sample size, and especially this year with philosophical changes on both sides of the ball (albeit perhaps more subtle on defense), any qualifier you can name for strength of conclusion should apply in the spring.
That being said, I did like the aggressiveness of the defense in the scrimmage - they were able to get to the ball, be disruptive and do some things which made me think of 2011 and that particular group of players. As the offense is a work in progress obviously, it's difficult to talk run defense, but if they can do some of the things they appeared to be doing in a real game situations and seal gaps, the run defense should be better than last year and it wasn't statistically bad at all last year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You Can't Generalize...||
As someone who manages represented employees and himself came from those ranks, I don't know if you can say this as if it were universally true. Perhaps it is simply where you work or what end of the business you're part of, but from my own experience, we have represented employees that are leading safety, engineering and other initiatives and are happy to do it - we're happy that they are that engaged too. I deal with the same issues you do perhaps when it comes to labor relations, but I think you might be describing cultural issues endemic to your neck of the woods, not something that is true of the represented workforce everywhere.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We Beat Mons...||
You are indeed correct - the summary of the trip was actually on MGoBlue, including the boxscores for each game (LINK)
We lost to Gent, Charleroi and Oostende but did beat Mons by a score of 80-74. The three losses were by 6, 30 and 15 points.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||What Massey Says...||
Well, the Massey predictions for winners for tonight are as follows:
- Florida (72% est. chance), 63-57 predicted median score
- Wisconsin (53% est. chance), 71-69 predicted median score
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The "Tweak"...||
USA Today talked about this a couple weeks ago, buildin a theory based on things that various Wildcat players said, so take it for what it is worth. If the "hints" given were at all accurate, then what Calipari did was make the practice a very physical practice, even up to pummeling players with pads, but the idea being to make them more aggressive. Kentucky also - again, supposedly - made massive changes to their approach to ball movement, which I can believe based on seeing our loss versus a couple Kentucky games earlier in the season (not much to go on, of course).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thought Of Another Way...||
If nothing else, the latter part of the article mentions something that is interesting anyway - there probably is not a better way to actually see what you're coaching than to put yourself in the play. Of course, this might be convenient for Kingsbury being younger as coaches go as well as a being a former QB himself, but thought of in those terms, I suppose I could see the value in it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Interested, But...||
I had thought Dillman was interested, but I don't think we every formally offered him. Aside from Nebraska, I think that Arizona, Louisville, Clemson, Florida State, UCLA, Tennessee and a few other larger programs were on his offer sheet as well. I believe the highlight reel ended up on this site at some point, and it was rather impressive, so this is a good pickup for the Cornhuskers.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Embed Code...||
Right-clicking on where the image should be goes to a page with some Game Of Thrones wallpapers. Does the page allow you to embed specific ones? I don't know if the conflict between certain embeds and the Durpal code for the site is still a problem either - I know that's caused spot issues in the past with this sort of stuff.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Two Decades....||
I was two decades old when this most recent hockey committ was born, but it seems like I am starting to wander into that territory for basketball, and we're at a point now where even the football recruits were born during the time I was at Michigan. I realize that I am not the oldest on the board by far, but it's strange to me to see us getting very close to classes that will have never lived a moment in the 20th century, as someone mentioned below.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Liked This Quote...||
“Last year, we lacked an identity,” senior defensive end Frank Clark said. “This year, the main talk around here has been to develop an identity, as a defense especially."
It's been discussed several times across several threads, but to hear a player say it is very interesting. It seems like we were all over the place philosophically, moreso on offense, and I think this is why players talking about how quick it has been to learn the basics of Nussmeier's offense has been encouraging. The identity comes from having some base plays that you can build from, and it seems that's where we're going.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As A Note...||
Just so everyone is aware, and particularly for those who planned to make a day of it in Ann Arbor tomorrow, I believe the announcement also mentioned that the museum will be open from 9 AM until noon tomorrow. I am pretty sure they mentioned that long lines were anticipated, so if you plan to stop there, you'll probably want to make it your first stop tomorrow.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Strangely Poetic...||
There was something strangely poetic about his 2,000th hit being a no-doubt home run over the fence in left-center, at least in my opinion. Miguel has been a huge part of the Tigers' run of success in these last several years and it has been a blast to have him on this team. His contributions are always much appreciated obviously.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So You Are Aware...||
For those watching or listening to the game, this is a minor heads up - it is raining quite hard in Belleville at the moment, which is where I am, so in about 20-30 minutes, the game might experience a minor delay if this band of weather holds up. The wind is picking up a bit too, but that shouldn't affect things too much right now.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Good News Perhaps...||
I think it was last week that Fowler interviewed him about his offers and I know that Lindsay said he would take his time evaluating them, so hopefully we can impress sufficiently, especially as his former OC is our OC now. It would be nice to have someone with the sort of experience he has on that line to provide some guidance to the rest of the unit.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||While We Wait...||
You know, if it is indeed the Manchester United / Real Madrid match, this might very well rank up there as the single most unsurprising (thanks to early press) historic announcment in recent history at the University Of Michigan if not in the region at large. At the very least, it is in the top five in this particular category. If it is something else, then this is the more cunning misdirection tactics in college athletics as a whole thus far this year.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||OT Season...||
As I recall, there was rather an informal declaration of OT season after the BBW Bowl, but I would say that even if we weren't strictly there then, it's basically here now. Of course, I could be overruled here, but I doubt it at this point.
In any case, we're more or less fogged in here at the office - you could go outside, but there is currently no guarantee that you would be able to find the building again. As we're just off a major north-south road in Wayne County, it's safer to hang around this morning.
I may or may not be at the Spring Game - we just had a conference call about how the weather could ruin the weekend for me. Rest assured, if my weekend is ruined, it will not very likely affect my judgment in dispatching crews to evaluate storm damage.Very likely. Pretty sure.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||About Early...||
Well, if nothing else, Early did manage to avoid the people in his path, and by all appearances, the ball sustained little damage in the attempt. Hopefully, he came out of that alright as well, but yeah, I am fairly certain that this was a zero-point dunk. As for Payne, those were not bad at all, and the bowling celebration actually made me chuckle.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Split The Trend...||
At least the way TeamRankings calculates this, our rushing offense when from 13th in Division I in 2011-12 to 41st and then 101st in the two seasons leading up to where we are now, Interestingly, our passing offense - in the same time - went from 88th in 2011 to 94th to 41st by their rankings last year. Splitting the offense into its requisite components makes the three-year trend even more illuminating, I would think.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Some Stats...||
SMU eFG% - 53.33%
Minnesota eFG% - 56.12%
SMU OREB% - 30.77%
Minnesota OREB% - 23.33%
SMU free throw rate - 48.89%
Minnesota free throw rate - 34.69%
Combine that with the fact that each team had 14 TOs and, yeah, it's many things that you would expect from an NIT win.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Adding A Layer To The Mess...||
Here's something that adds a layer to the story per USA Today (LINK):
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation of Florida State University into whether its handling of the Jameis Winston rape allegations violated Title IX laws, according to a letter confirming the decision that was obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Part of the reason is in the article - the contention stated here is that FSU went almost a year without requesting the help of the alleged victim despite her stated willingness to assist, according to her lawyer.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Regarding Abram...||
It's funny that Lester Abram came to mind really, because when I think about the stats he could put up when he was healthy (significant portions of his junior and senior years were lost to injury, as I recall) combined with some the players that he might have around him under someone like Beilein (possibly some of the same ones, as you mention), that would have made for something special perhaps. As it is, of course, he's still on the Top 20 lists among Wolverines in a few categories, I believe, which still isn't bad at all.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Confirmed...||
You are indeed correct. From the release:
Big Ten Network Broadcast: Matt Shepard (play-by-play), former Wolverine defensive back Marcus Ray (analyst) and Lisa Byington (field reporter) will broadcast Michigan's spring scrimmage, which will air live at 2 p.m. on Big Ten Network. The network will feature in-game and post-scrimmage interviews with head coach Brady Hoke, assistant coaches and players.
Radio Broadcasts: The Michigan Radio Network will broadcast for two hours during the spring football scrimmage. Jim Brandstatter and Doug Karsch will call the action from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The broadcast can be heard on WWJ-AM 950. For a full list of affiliates carrying the spring game, please visit MGoBlue.com.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Nice To See...||
I will say that it was encouraging to hear some passing references to the learning curve for Nussmeier's system and how it seems to be getting picked up relatively quickly. That should be a good thing for this offense definitely, especially the freshmen as they aren't necessarily having to relearn the offense.
Thanks for sharing this.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||My Own Guess...||
My own personal hope is that Brandon will announce that we are going to see the stadium filled with water and, for a nominal fee, we can see recreations of historic sea battles inside the Big House. Imagine what a novelty it would be to have Slippery Rock return AND a reenactment of, say, the Battle Of Trafalgar inside of the same month potentially.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I Can See It...||
For some reason, my mind is now changing out Eugene Levy with Nick Saban in the car sales scene from "National Lampoon's Vacation".
Saban: "You didn't order the metallic pea?"
Clark: "Metallic pea? Antarctic blue! The Sports Wagon! This isn't even the right model!"
Saban: "You know, I think you're right. I don't think this is the car. This is the new Wagon Queen Family Truckster - this is a damn fine automobile, if you want my honest opinion, beats the hell out of the Sports Wagon, but I want to make you happy, eh?"
Yeah, I think that's about the level of sincerity we're going for....
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Well Done Indeed...||
It looks like a few players were thinking that it could not possibly be real, but the stunned silence of many others was pretty amusing. I will say this - if there is a better way to make "Dawgs" become immediately apparent, you might have a difficult time finding it. When the players dropped the coats, yeah, the initial reaction was, "Good god...". Well done, Chris Petersen.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thought About This...||
It might sounds just a little more...oh....personable if it were the "David And Jan Brandon Cornerbacks Coach", I suppose, but perhaps they didn't want the title to seem too ostentatious. My question was more along that lines of whether or not it is a good idea to tell CBs to "Avoid The Noid" and skip their coverage assignments.