if you seek an image of the most Wisconsin OL ever, enter here
|2 days 11 hours ago||The first one is the||
most difficult. Let 'er rip.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Now with 1:30 left||
|2 days 12 hours ago||MSU is||
favored but is losing. Fairly simple.
|1 week 1 day ago||I am||
not in favor of this. Unintended consequences will surface.
|1 week 3 days ago||I have||
coached travel softball for 15 years. One game we were leading 22-2 and I had all my girls bat left handed (all were RH hitters). How does a cosch tell his girls "Not to hit the ball?"
My daughter hit one down the RF line and she motored it all the way around home. I had one of the team captains coaching 3rd and she waived her home. I still was critisized by the opposing team. You can never win.
I like the soccer technique where the coach can tell the team to play "keep-away". But I would not tell a girl to strike out on purpose and let her BA suffer when she busted her @ss all season to improve.
This is a very difficult situation for all involved. However, suspension??? I guess it depends on the coach. If he says, "I want blood and I dont care what the score is" versus "Girls, I am putting in the third team and I want them to have fun and play hard"
|1 week 3 days ago||Never let the||
facts get in the way of a good story. That is not even close to the truth. There was NO ONE getting molested on UM Campus. There was no COVER UP.
But I see what you are trying to do, tell lies that mask as the truth, Not going to work here.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||I should||
NEVER underestimate the power of the Block M. I would have put us around 10th place due to the disaster of the last 6 or 7 years. But to see us at #2, a close #2 I might add, just goes to show that we have something special here that we all can be proud of.
This makes we want to jump up and give DB some more money.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Someone||
said we can have nice things in 2015. Who has it better than us?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats swimmers||
We like it anytime a varsity team wins, let alone against ND.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I have to pull||
for Tom in this one. If he wins the ring this year, he will be considered the best EVA by many.
Then, in the previous post, come back home to become the OC/QB Coach. WOW.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Great post||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Both deserve this||
wonderful accolade. The softball team has a great chance of making a run in this year's tourney. This year's team is stacked with talent, probably better than the Jordan/Dorian combo.
Shall I make reservations now?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Same here.||
I waited until the Presser to renew. I probably would have renewed anyway due to the schedule.
Now I will try to get 2 more in the end zone as an investment. Last year, I was offered 2 in the end zone because I bought a 3 game pack. Hopefully the AD continues and offers additional tix to Season Tix Holders first.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I would also||
guess that we lose a few more guys before fall camp begins. I hope that all the current guys "hang tough" and stick it out. Isnt this what being "coached up" is all about?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||The first row||
behind the basket is empty. Is there a snow storm in UnHappy Valley?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||FSU is||
imploding. Well it was a nice run while it lasted, aye Jameis?
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Good luck||
to him. Hopefully he gets his life in order and does nice things on the gridiron.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The ladies seem||
to have that "extra energy" today. Go Blue!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmmm...||
what can this possibly mean? Maybe nothing?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||10-3||
with a win against either OSU or MSU for a good win. We will also have a bad loss that will cause Jimmy to stroke out.
New Year's Day Bowl game win as well. Shall I make the reservations??
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No,||
stickers or numbers please. The wing is all I need.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No, its Roll Damn Tide||
wait....that sounds familiar. Doesnt it?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Can we now||
expand the playoffs to 32 teams to end this debate?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Tennessee Juice||
followed by JW Blue Label. Can it get any better than this?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||There is no question||
that Harbaugh will help with recruiting in ALL the varsity sports. He is, after all, a rock star.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He is||
always negging softball. AAAMich negs too. Most others are appreciative of the SB Team and their success. SB has been the "best" varsity team for the past few years, maybe the last 10 years.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Agree JGB||
This should be our year to make a run. The infield is solid along with the pitching duties. The hitting should be as good as or maybe even a smidge better than last year.
Overall: this year >>>> last few years.
Should I make my reservations for Oklahoma City now?????
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I paid||
my PSD plus kicker during the presser as well. Lets see if we can get another set in the end zone.
The guys that did not renew last year must be feeling sorry today. Hopefully they kept their points active.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||too late||
Must be a Sparty.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I have this||
watch. I love it, although I have a 2-toned band. I would recommend this to anyone.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ditto for me||
I waited until just after the presser started to make my PSD. I kicked in a little some-some as well. I hope Hackett gets the message. I will get a second set of tix in the end zone as well.
We have a very good home schedule this year so I might as well try to score extras. I can always re-evaluate after the season; however, I think we are now going in the right direction.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||eye c wat choo||
r do'in their.
Let us not forget "accurate".
|3 weeks 6 days ago||During the last||
few hello posts; a few people complained that I did not identify which team, so the "(sb)" designation.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Well what is taking||
so long? Come on Jim, lets get cracka-lacking.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||I bought a 1.5L bottle||
in Japan for only $195. They even cracked a bottle and gave me a few shots in order to "seal the deal". I almost bought two after I was half drunk.
This is some very nice juice. I am a single malt kinda guy but Blue is awesome.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Me too.||
I wanted to see who was coming. I had a list with 5 names on it. I will wait for the presser before I pay up. Hell I will get 2 more in the end zone as an investment.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Just the rumors||
of JMFH coming home scares the shit out of OSU. I cannot wait for this season. Hell I just might snatch up a couple extra pair from those who dropped their tickets this year.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What a difference||
a few weeks make. At Thanksgiving, we were all "2014 is the worst year ever". Now we have something to believe in.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||He must||
be a troll. Move along, nothing to see here. On his Bleacher Report profile, he "likes" Iowa Hawkeyes and dare I say; Notre Dame.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Its all about||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I see||
what you did there.....and I like it.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||NIce work||
PS can do wonders.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Wow,||
this internet thingy is wonderful for spreading the news.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well I have||
been in South Korean and China so I have been out of it. However, I heard a rumor that someone suggested that Jim Harbaugh would make a great coach for us next year.
Did anyone else hear that?
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||Not a very||
good Block M, I must say. UG Printing is having a meltdown.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||I have my||
short list down to 5 HC. If Hackett does not secure any of them.....me gone.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I posted something||
similar in a different thread. Gamesmanship is alive and well.
I am not a certified Coach. However, I declined The Job as well. I just cannot leave my current position.
BTW: I love you tag line. I was at the DMZ (JSA and Dorsan Station) last week. The North have some crazy SOB's. I toured tunnel #3 and the North Koreans actually thought they could dig tunnels (4 in total) to invade the South.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is||
a great story. Take your daughter once a year and make it a tradition. She will be applying to UM before you know it.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||That has||
been the problem all along. I would prefer the old system pre BCS.
The BCS ALWAYS had #1 vs #2 but we did not like that.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||me 3||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Im in Gangnam||
trying to keep up with the latest. Do we have a leader for HC yet?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Im in Gangnam||
trying to keep up with the latest. Do we have a leader for HC yet?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||"I, MGoSoftball,||
am removing myself from consideration for the Head Coaching position at the University of Michigan. I have one of the best jobs in the world. I wish the University good luck in their Coaching search. I know Jim Hackett will find the best person on this planet in order to bring Michigan back to elite status. Good luck to all and Go Blue."
/s of course. But I find it humorous that random Coach XXX has to put out a statement when they were NEVER in consideration. ie Patterson, Jones. Hackett has not the time nor inclination to counter these, except for mine of course.
Now if this was JH or LM, then I would be worried.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Brady Hoke||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I like our||
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||Great support||
from the crowd. Its Great, to be, a Michigan Wolverine.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||The crowd is definately||
overwhelming Pro-M. Great support from our NY Brothers.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||What a team||
effort. Great job guys.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||A BA of .613||
is between 2 and 3 sigma. So, ya, pretty damned good.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Hi Wendyk5||
email me at email@example.com.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Lauren and Becca||
are Seniors this year. This leaves Lauren Connell who is a Jr and Morgan Swift who is a Fr. It never hurts to have an extra catcher or two.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||IIRC||
the announcer pronounced her name as "Sob-check".
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Hi JGB||
In the softball world, we just call them "The Finesse". This Team is well known in the state of Michigan for delivering 4 and 5 star talent.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry||
I should have used the /s
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Give Brady||
a contract extension.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Great pass||
errr, it worked.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Now Dave will||
run as a write-in candidate for Regent and probably win. The night mare continues.........
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I have||
no problem with it either. We have owned msu for years. Now we are down, marky mark has his opportunity. Congrats to them. We still are a much better school and own them in every other varsity sport save mens and womens bb.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Not in||
mid season, but after the ohio game before he leaves the field.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||this really||
should be revised.
|15 weeks 9 hours ago||"Why must I feel like that||
why do I have to chase the cat?"
Now this is f'ing funny. Ear muffs for those under 18.
|15 weeks 17 hours ago||People said||
the same thing last year before the ohio game. Look what happened.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||What is there||
not to understand? He is a kid who loves playing the game, loves Michigan and loves to perform. I don't understand those who don't understand that.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I agree.||
I never liked gloating or taunting. However, this is a clear case of a player having some fun. I approve.
I did hear Dierdorf say he did not like it and "players should just play". Brandy shut him up with, "You are such a dinosaur. Let the kids have some fun."
|15 weeks 1 day ago||No MSU,||
please. There is not enough police or jail space.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||One of||
the best shows that I watched. Last night's show was probably better than "The Wizard"; during the 2010 Illinois game.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||A CC||
is still needed. One hard-fought win cannot change things. Now if we beat msu and osu.......maybe he stays.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I did not care||
for the unis. The players did not wear the same shoes so that was annoying.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||The seats||
in rows 60 and up were empty at kick off but filled quickly. It was slightly more empty than a normal noon game, but it filled quickly.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
a few thousand, at most, did not show.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I quit.||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Signed...||
There are over 6500 now.
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||Thanks H2TB||
I could not make it up there this weekend as I usually do. I had to search far a wide for the scores. Thanks so much.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Now that||
is just plain nasty.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||The real question is....||
will you have a Coke and a smile?????
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Well, let's look||
on the bright side, Fall Softball is almost here. That is Michigan's only consistant winning team.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||SC is a funny||
guy. People will march on State St if this happens.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Herbie is||
a reasonable guy. I do not think he picks against us just because we kicked his ass. I honestly believe that he is giving his honest opinion. Everyone else picks M in a close one.
I will be home today working on yard stuff. Momma said I have to get some things done if I want to go to Penn St. Sold my tickets for face on Stub hub.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I would guess||
that our ranking with High Times is very....err.....High.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Keep in mind||
that USNWR uses many factors for their rankings. Academics is only a small portion of the ranking. Quality of life, tuition cost, setting and many other factors are included.
Higher Times is a more reputable ranking in terms of pure acedemics. Compare that to High Times ranking which I would think we rank very high as well but I have not data to support this.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||What are you||
talking about? Mary Sue retired in June. We have a change.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Lets do this||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||34-27||
Us. Funchess and Greene combine for 200 yards.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I have an ATT and Sprint||
phone. ATT was lightning fast. I could not believe it. I was able to read the live blog in real time. No question an upgrade.
Sprint had no service. I thought Sprint and Verison used the same technology and equipment. I was in row 14.
So I guess I will use my ATT phone and take an external power source moving forward.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Dude.. You aint right||
I laughed out loud at this one. Good catch.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Well you||
make a good point here with the younger players. I suppose that Hoke may be thinking of playing the younger players against Appy St. This sounds reasonable to me.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||So a reverse||
psychology type thing? I might be inclined to buy this. Only show base packages that everyone has anyway. Nuss is not new to college football. Everyone knows his style and scheme.
I just wonder if the risks (injury, OL embarrasment, tipping your hand) are worth any potential reward.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I read that too||
but I dont buy it. There is too much risk and not enough up side in my opinion.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||WATCH IT!!!||
I posted the air fare from Detroit to Oklahoma City after the first game win at Florida State last year in the Supers. When the wheels came off, I had MGo Protesters picking my house.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I never want||
to take ANYTHING for granted, but the Big Ten schedule is fairly easy next year. This year we had too many "brain farts" where one simple error cost us the game. We should have had 4 or 5 more wins than we actually had.
Coach will work on these with the younger players and this will get fixed. The key is going to be how much the defense will improve. Pitching and hitting will not be a problem.
Like I always say, "Sometimes even the better team loses". This is why we actually play the game. This drives coaches crazy. When your team gets beat by a superior team, and your team played well, then all the coach can do is work harder. However, when the defense makes errors, batters look at 3rd strikes, or pitchers walk too many batters; a loss is more difficult to take. Overall next year will be better than this year.
BRING ON FALL BALL!!!!!!!!!!!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Better yet||
why have the scrimmage open? Did Hoke think the OL was\is better than the performance? Does Hoke know the OL is bad and wants to put undue pressure on them?
Or is this an attempt to calm down the natives for the otherwise, lack of respect to the most loyal fans?
Overall I just do not see the logic for an open scrimmage this close to the start of the season.
Or should I also give up the liquid lunches?
|23 weeks 9 hours ago||I had||
to laugh out loud at this. I remember when Gore said he "invented" the internet. The worst part is people actually believed him, now that is scary.
Thanks for the chuckle.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Freep is||
not worth reading on any given Tuesday, let alone anything about M.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I would||
|24 weeks 15 hours ago||Devin, Jakey, Blake||
that is all. No more to see here.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto for me||
never have, never will. Although I have been high twice in my life. Once was a few years ago at Pine Knob at a Kid Rock concert. There was a blue haze everywhere and it smelled like skunk. I should have worn a gas mask but that would have impeeded my dranking ability.
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||Maybe, but||
one needs to look at the criteria. Money used educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings. Maybe Yale took a hit because of affordability? tuition is $182K for Yale vs $82K for BYU when both schools have $50K for salary after 5 years. BYU is a better bang for the buck.
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||I agree with this assessment.||
I am a White Collar Automotive Engineer. The reputation of Michigan is very high. Many HR Managers have a very high opinion of Michigan even though many of these HR Managers did not attend Michigan.
One HR Manager told me that all he needed to see was a Degree from Michigan and that person was hired regardless of position. I know of several Michigan grads with non related (History, Art) degrees working in the technical side of the Automotive Industry.
He avoided MSU and EMU grads like the plague. He had a postive opinion of CMU, Ferris, NMU and Lake State. I am not sure his rationale was reasonable though.
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||The Times Higher||
ranking (not to be confused with High Times) is heavily focused on acedemics. I think it is a better measure of how well the school educates its students and how that education is perceived world wise. I wonder what ranking High Times would give us?
The USN&WR's rankings are a joke because they factor in such things as quality of life, access to public transportation, the number of pizza places within walking distance, intermural sports etc. Now these things are all important but the #1 reason to go to school is to get educated. Partying should be #21 on the list of priorities (IMO).
This is the first time I looked at Money's rankings. It seems reasonable to me but East Coast schools will be heavily favored. I will have to spend a little more time on this list.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone should take||
Dr. Susan Murphy's statistic class(es). Luck is another word for randomness.
|28 weeks 15 hours ago||Hi MGO||
I live in Port Huron and I have done this trip a few times as a passenger, never as a Captain. EZ Bud is correct. It is all basedon the weather. Bad weather = unhappy Momma.
The Customs and Immigration issue is quite simple. If you are going to be registered at Canada immigration and the vessel departs from Sarnia, you can traverse the waterway without any issues. Techically you will NOT leave Canada as the waterway is dual owned.
The issue becomes when you step on land in the US. If you have a mechanical or medical issue you MUST call US Coast Guard Station and identify a problem. They will give you direction but your Captain should know this. You never want to stop at Sans Souci Bar on Harsen's Island or Gars in Marine City for a few. Has it been done before without any issues? Sure. Have I stopped in Canada for 1 or 10 without declaring???? (5th Amendment protection here).
As long as the vessell meets the regulation for life jackets, navigation lights etc and everyone has passports; you will be golden. Make sure to take your jacket, even in 80 degree heat because she can get cold very quickly.
If you have a few minutes, give me a shout and I will buy you that beer that I owe you. Have fun nonetheless.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||You are right||
about one point. Narduzzi gets more out of 3 star players than most, if not all, DC. Once Narduzzi leaves for a HC position, Danni will take msu back to where they belong.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Yea but||
you miss the entire DB Game-Day Experience.
All kidding aside, there is nothing better (IMO) than a fall afternoon, throwing the pigskin around on the golf course, with ribs on the smoker and cold beer in the cooler, with family and close friends.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Great point||
Michigan fans are very loyal. Carr was significantly less than 50% in covering the spread. Vegas adjusts the line based on how people are betting. There were several times where I took the opponent and the points against a rabid Michigan Fan. I still rooted for my team to win, and I made some money along the way...classic win-win.
I would like to see the data for the past 25 years. What percentage of games did we cover (or not cover) the spread? My guess is about 35-40% but that is just a guess. I dont have time to crunch this data. I am working on another data collection project currently.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||This might||
be a slight over-statement.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
for the post. I am ashamed to admit that I did not know about this.
Aidan will be a beast for sure. I bet she bats 4th behind Romo. I cannot wait to see her this fall.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Ditto for me||
As a history buff, the first 2 episodes were dry. I did some independant research on Woodahl and the clan, which kept my interest. I committed to all 6 episodes.
So far it has been historically accurate save the romance with Anna but it is plausable.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys history. Simcoe is a little over the top but his portrail may be accurate.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Is this a "Title says it all" Thread?||
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Done!||
Thanks MGBM for this. Romo is at 24% now but is not likely to beat the lovely Ms. Beard. Wow.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||There are||
a few good seats left in the Victors Section. I scored 2 extra seats for PSU. I plan on dontating the Miami tix to charity.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Well I||
was more on the "Title Says It All" Mantra.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
Had we won, Romo would have received many more votes.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Again, I accept||
|35 weeks 2 days ago||MgrowOld...Are you still||
in Alpena? So am I. Lets hook up for a beer.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I take||
|35 weeks 3 days ago||thx.||
who is pitching for both teams?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||score please?||
|35 weeks 3 days ago||this is||
no problem. we can do it.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||keep posting||
scores please. I am traveling now. thx.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||The pressure||
is certainly on FSU. They are down from this ass whopping. Softball is a fickle game. The blow out could actually affect their game tomorrow. They could give up just as easy in game 2.
I will be traveling tomorrow so I will not see the game.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Actually no||
I will have to look it up but I bet it has been years since 3 Big Ten teams were in the WS. Maybe never. B1G has improved its softball. We can now be compared to Big 12 and SEC.
The PAC 12 still dominates however.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Hell I want some love||
too. Great job by the Lovely Ladies in Blue.
Now Coach will not let this get to the girls heads. Lets come back tomorrow and win 1-0.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Nebraska 4-2 over Bama||
in the second.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Great mercy rule win||
for the Lovely Ladies in Blue.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Softball is not an||
"in your face" sport like the men's sports. Once you have the mercy rule in effect, the winning coach is expected not to steal or send a runner home on a passed ball or ball in the outfield.
Now of course if the batters keep hitting there is not much Coach Hutch can do. But on that hit to the outfield, she held the runner at third when the runner could have easily scored.
Gotta love Coach Hutch
|35 weeks 4 days ago||From the SB Rule Book||
10.1.1 The pitcher is considered to be in the pitching position when with her
10.1.2 The pitcher may not take the pitching position on the pitcher’s plate
The pitcher did not have contact with the rubber. I had to re-wind the DVR to re assure myself.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Oh ye of little faith||
come on man. /s
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Great sportsmanship by Hutch||
she held the runner at third. No need to rub it in.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Come on Lauren||
Lets go deep and long.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||What a great||
way to start. Flights from Detroit to OKC are $330. Book them early.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Rookie pitcher||
She has only pitched a few mop up innings. She is not keeping her foot on the rubber. I saw it earlier but the umpire must not have.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I bet she||
is thinking if she should sell the Tesla stock and buy some Muni's.
My advice: keep the Tesla Coach.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Not yet Hoss||
lets not get all giddy just yet. FSU to bat.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Correct.||
The is no balk in softball. It has only been in the past 5 years that the runners advance.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Controversial call||
but the right call
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Abby HBP||
another run scores. One for for the potential mercy rule win.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||This UMP||
has a more consistant strike zone.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Bloop single||
based loaded with no outs. FSU pulls Burroughs. Their #3 walk on pitcher is in the circle now.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Come on ladies||
Mercy rule win.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Silo lays||
down an awesome bunt. Great job.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||At the end of 5||
Its Michigan 9 and the other guys 3.
Megan still going strong.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Nebraska leading||
Bama 2-0 in the first.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I actually||
met MGrowOld and his lovely wife in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. We had a few but he did not puke that time. haha
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Middle of 3||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||ROMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!||
2 runs score. now 8-3. How about a MERCY??????
|35 weeks 4 days ago||if she keeps hanging it||
high for Romo, watch for another jack. Romo will break the M record for grand slams.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Lacey is out||
Jessica is good but not nearly as good as Dallas or Lacey. We need to run it up bigtime.
This is good for Romo to get POY.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Sure you can.||
What would happed if a batter fouled off a pitch and broke her foot? The new batter would assume the pitch count. The batter could re-enter on defense and the sub would be spent.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Another walk.||
Bases loaded again for us with no outs.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Sure. I will.||
Typically LH batters start out deep in the box with their left foot on the back line. The box in softball is larger than the box in baseball.
When the batter runs and "slaps" at the ball, they are 3-4 steps closer to first base. The slapper will try to punch it between 3B and SS or slap down at the ball to make it bounce very high. Quick batters will usually beat a throw unless it is hit directly at a fielder.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||LAUREN!!!!!||
single drives in 2. 5-3 US
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Bases loaded||
no outs for us.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Damn it||
two FSU runs score. Now 3-1. Base hit with runners on 2nd and 3rd. Just over Romo's glove. I thought Romo jumped high engough to get it.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||No doubt||
Chats starts at the T-Ball level and progresses.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Shit FSU scores||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||COLIE!!!! Great throw||
to get the runner out at home.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
It is one of the unique aspects of softball.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Pam Ward||
just brought up Haylie's back injury. I was told about this last year but it was told to me in confidence. It was very bad and some wondered if she would pitch again.
She recovered very well if I do say so myself.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Come on Haylie||
lets do this.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||A hit by Lauren||
would have been huge. Oh well. Great start ladies.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||SILO!!!!!!!!||
RBI for Silo......Romo scores 1-0 us.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Silo steals second||
runners on 2nd and 3rd.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Lacey is||
a much better pitcher than Dallas.
Great job baserunning. Heads up for Romo.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Romo vs Lacey||
Round 1 goes to Romo.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||65 MPH is not||
elite speed. It is fast but not elite like others at upwards of 70 MPH. Lacey has more pitches than Dallas so this will be interesting.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I noticed that.||
Now that is how you do it. This is FSU's first Supers in school history so they really show the nation they love their softball. I see a lot of Blue in the stands too.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Come on Lyndsay||
you cannot take a thrid strike.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Say what??||
"Romero did not have her best game in Tempe" Are you F'ing kidding me? The kid was puking her guts out as much as an MGrowOld on a bender. Then she still played her @ss off.
I really despise softball announcers and color people.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I predict||
we win games 1 and 3. then I will be on a plane to Oklahoma City. I almost went last year. Former Player Brooke Ward and I were debating on going; however, the severe tornado last year kept me in Michigan.
Lets hope there is not any severe weather ANYWHERE this softball season. Well maybe in the tundra or Siberia. I supose severe weather is the catalyst for the planet.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||No Offense||
First come, first serve as my Grandmother used to say.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||USNWR||
has a completely different rating. They factor in quality of student life, access to arts, campus setting and many trivial items.
Most of the respected ratings has ND about 30. We are in the top 10 in every college and many in the Top 5.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||"Excellent"???||
I would classify ND as a very good university, not excellent. Just saying.
Maybe it is just a matter of definition but aside from Ivy League schools, Michigan, Northwestern, dare I say Duke, and maybe Stanford and USC. These schools are "excellent"
|35 weeks 5 days ago||And I thought||
I was the only one on this entire board, save MGrow Old, that thinks we have one rival.....ohio state university.
No to ND, no to Northwestern, no to staee, no to Illinois, no to Wiskey. Although they all think we are rivals when we are not.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I guess we||
will agree to disagree. You must have forgot that last year Oklahoma pitched Michelle Gascoigne (not Ricketts) in many games including the final game She pitched a three-hit shutout and top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA softball championship by beating Tennessee 4-0 in Game 2 of last year's WS.
In 2012, #2 pitcher Amanda Locke pitched some innings in the Regionals and Super Regionals for Alabama. This gave much needed rest to Jackie Traina to really come on strong in the Finals.
So, again, the best teams have a #2 pitcher that can soak up innings to relieve pressure on the #1 starter. Coach Nicholson gambled on Dallas as the #1 and rode her arm like a horse. I dont blame Coach for doing this as he could not rely on Mackenzie. Dallas was forced to pitch all the innings for the entire month of May and it caught up to her. The entire nation watched her "huff and puff" while in the circle. ESPN had several close-ups of Dallas and it was obvious that she was tired in the second and third inning of the final game.
We won this series in the first game on Sunday.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Great analysis||
are you a softball Coach??? I agree with just about everything you said here.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Keep in mind||
that we lost to Florida in the 7th inning. We dominated the Gators for 6 innings then the wheels fell off and we lost. Ok it happens (moreso this year).
Against lowly Houston, we laid an Easter Egg. We are certainly a better team but we lost. OK. Nothing to see here, lets move along.
FSU is more consistant which is NOT necessarily BETTER. This is why we play the game. Pound for pound, in a 7 games series, we win because of our pitching and Romo.
In a three game series, anything can happen.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Well you are certainly||
entitled to your opinion and I respect that. However the data does not support your opinion.
Most successful teams will have a 1 - 2 combination in the circle. Just look at the previous NCAA Champions: Oklahoma, Alabama, and even ASU. They all had a good #2 pitcher to take innings away from the #1.
This year ASU did not have that "good" number 2. Mackenzie Popescue is ASU's number 2. She pitched about 34% of the innings during the regular season. Her record was a very respectable 20-3 with an ERA of 2.05.
In the final 2 series of the PAC 12, ASU faced Oregon and UCLA. Dallas pitched the entire game and won 4-2 versus Oregon. Mackenzie started the second game against the Ducks and was pumelled for 8 earned runs in the 2 inning. Dallas came in and shut the Ducks down but ASU got mercied 12-2. Dallas pitched the third game which ended in a tie 2-2.
In the final series against UCLA, Dallas pitched the first game and ASU won 4-2. Mackenzie started the second game and was rocked in the first 3 innings which ASU lost 9-5. Game three saw Mackenzie start and get tagged and then pulled in favor to Dallas. ASU lost 9-2.
So Mackenzie bombed in the previous 3 starts and did not make it past the 3rd inning. This fact forced Coach Nicholson to abandon the 2 tiered rotation in favor of a single pitcher: Dallas.
Now Dallas is a great, maybe elite, pitcher; however, she is NOT superman. She cannot carry the entire team on her shoulders. Coach Nicholson took a gamble and lost. As I said during the Regional; if we can force an IF game; we win. Dallas pitched the entire tourney. Hell Coach Nicholson did not have any faith in Mackenzie to start her against Dartmouth. What does that tell you about his confidence in Mackenzie?
Coach Hutch, on the other hand, has 3 #1 pitchers in Haylie, Sara and Megan. Coach Hutch pitched Megan against SDSU in the semi-final game. Megan did awesome. This one game rest was the difference. Haylie was able to get a rest for almost a complete game (Haylie came on in the 7th for a few pitches).
So if we really want to expose the truth, Megan deserves almost as much credit as Haylie because Megan was able to get a game in and relieve Haylie from the heat. ASU just was not as deep as us.
On offense the teams were a little closer. We had a higher batting average but they had a higher slugging percentage. So overall the offense is a push and it all came down to pitching.
So when you break down the facts and take a deep dive into the statistics, you will see that Michigan was the better team.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
with Massey's probability. This factors in our loss to last place Illinois plus losing to Minny in the B1G Championship game. However, we know we are better than this. So while I agree on paper FSU is better, they are not "better" on the field.
Our best game vs their best game = Wolverines Win every time. I would not say this vs Oklahoma, Alabama or even Oregon. Although I think Oregon is over rated as well.
Keep an eye on my dark horse Tennessee. I had the chance to see some of their game this year in Knoxville. They have it all and are the real deal. They are a lot like us. They can lay an Easter Egg on occasion too.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||My point is that||
all things being equal, we are better than ASU overall. We have 3 legitimate starting pitchers; ASU has one. We have the best player in the country in Romo.
The wheels came off down the stretch for us. We lost to Illinois and then Minny in the finals of the tournament. We are certainly better than both of them. Rankings, especially softball rankings, can be misleading.
In any one game it is 50/50 with ASU. However with a tournament style format, ASU did not have the pitching to go all the way. This is why we won.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Yes you have.||
You have been a good poster IMO. You have to take a lot of crap if you are fans of ND. That school is a mess. It takes someone special to stick by them.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I have Directv||
and 42 inch LCD along with 2 propane grills and 3 tables. I have a 10x12 tent. it can get a bit crowded if we are parked too tightly. Usually i pair up with my neighbor. i take up his space and he can watch tv with us.
|36 weeks 17 hours ago||Hutch is||
usually stone faces. But this reaction highlights the thrill of M Softball this year. Its about time the softball gods gave us one.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I never lost||
faith in our ladies. Now lets get healthy and bring on the Noles. We can beat them for sure.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Last chance ladies||
lets do this.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||great D||
for the tood guys. Now lets get some runs.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||DAMN!!!!!!||
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Who said||
we were going to have a BIG 4th inning?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||We can still||
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Another bad pitch||