a terrible blight on our fine country
|2 days 1 hour ago||The one-two punch||
Drake can leap over players with a single bound, and De'Veon has that transporter/invisible cloak thing going on.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Missed The Gerund's Stribling||
Glad he's back to strible some more.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Positive Note #2||
The medical staff knows how to rehab. [see Drake Johnson.]
|2 days 1 hour ago||O'Jemudia?||
Took me a minute to figure it out. Plus 1, besides agreeing with everything you said about one of our favorites.
Will definitely miss seeing him play, and he'll obviously miss playing. But also on board with those who trust that this coaching staff will get his name and reputation in the minds of their NFL buddies so that this is only the end of his college career.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Lyons & Thomas||
Not true. Both played Saturday, each credited with a solo tackle, and add a pass break-up for Dymonte. Lyons is learning a position he's never played before, and the two of them are listed as the co-back-ups for Peppers. So doing pretty well in their limited (but increasing) time.
|2 days 3 hours ago||The official M radio broadcast is available live and later||
Live and "on demand." (Today's 12:15 press conference will be live at... 12:15.) And free.
Dan Dierdorf and Jim Brandstatter with the (very enthusiastic) call, and there's usually a streamed pre-game show, including pre-taped interviews with coaches/players, etc., and a postgame show with live interviews.
It's usually not a long wait for it to be available for replay after the postgame has signed off. The link above takes you to the live page. If it's no longer listed there, click the On Demand tab to listen later. Lots of good stuff to be found.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Thomas & Lyons||
I remembered noticing Thomas too, so I looked up the stats sheet: Had one solo tackle and a pass break-up. Sounds pretty good for not being on the field all the time.
As for Lyons, in a recent interview he was talking about being asked to change to a position he'd never played before, that there's a learning curve and he feels he's gradually making progress. He and Thomas are the "OR" backups to Peppers. Lyons also had one solo tackle this game, and Peppers had two. Considering Peppers seemed to be always out there, I'd say Lyons and Thomas are doing pretty well for their limited time, if tackles were the only measurement of a DB's effectiveness.
Speaking of the stats sheet for the game, Ojemudia was third on the list, behind Morgan and Bolden. His loss is going to be big for the defense.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Practicing and learning||
There's a lot of season left to go, and maybe he's practiced and learned enough to start contributing on the field. And learning from the game experience to be even better down the road.
|3 days 16 hours ago||A turtle neck?||
So he's going to Maryland?
|3 days 23 hours ago||On the basis of no direct knowledge,||
I'm going to speculate that Stribling had an injury in practice, and Harbaugh's saying he'd comment after the game was because he wanted to hear from the medical folks to determine how long he might be out, and he had this game thing to pay attention to first.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Did anyone tell them about the time change?||
Incomplete prep for a game without them.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Listening to radio pregame with my coffee & bagel||
Interview with Jeremy Clark-- says he's getting more comfortable at corner and that Jourdan Lewis is the most talkative DB, helps him when he's down by talking trash to him.
Cloudy outside the NYC window... Hope you guys all have a great time outside!
|6 days 17 min ago||His CV shows he's known for writing and history||
Along with lots of writing, among other things:
-- Lecture at OSU: "Writing History"
-- Current book (also his Ph.D. dissertation): "The Benching of Willis Ward" (the Michigan football player and teammate of Gerald Ford who wasn't allowed to play against a Southern team, but later became a judge), and he worked on the educational film "Black and Blue" which brought this story to the attention of most of us who now know about it
Also got his Master's at Eastern Michigan, Bachelor's at Morehouse College.
|6 days 44 min ago||She thought meeting the President would be the hard sell||
rah-rah kind of stuff which she wasn't interested in and gets everywhere. She didn't realize he was all about the education until she met him, learning he came from Brown and Johns Hopkins, which aren't known as hotbeds of football. And she was very impressed.
|6 days 50 min ago||I'm assuming you didn't listen to Webb's podcast||
Rashan's Mom wasn't interested in the usual rah-rah athletics approach to recruiting, and seemed most impressed with the interviews with the academics, the support folks, and, a surprise to her, with Pres. Schlissel. "Why do I need to talk to the President?" She understood why after sitting down with him. Sam added it's not that she didn't enjoy the 5-star dinner, but that wasn't what the trip was about for her. And Rashan has said he's listening to Mom.
Having heard Schlissel at an alumni event when he was first hired, he said one of the things that drew him here was the diversity of the University, and he wasn't just talking about ethnic & religious & international diversity of the students and faculty, though that was obviously part of it, but the diversity of educational opportunities. I'm sure Mom heard that too, and was apparently impressed. Not to say he's a sure thing, but it doesn't sound like your qualms are a concern.
|1 week 2 days ago||If it weren't for the Lions game, I would have missed it (NYC)||
Planned to do the moon-watch, but got involved in something on my computer with the Lions game on in the background. The highlight of the game was the shot of the moon in action over Detroit. Got me out of my seat.
Ran outside, a friend just coming home said she'd seen it (the first stage, that it was "very dramatic"), but that "it would come back." Saw a bit of the crescent stage before clouds moved in, then a nice view of the full thing with a muted red glow. Various neighborhood folk clustering, chatting with strangers, advising each other what we'd seen or missed, calculating where the moon would have moved by the time the clouds passed again, and whether it would be hiding behind one of the buildings and we should move to the next block...
Went home before it came back out the last time, but felt I'd gotten my money's worth.
|1 week 2 days ago||Student Section stands out on TV too||
I understand having a maize-out now and then, but as long as it's a full house, the generous sprinkling of maize throughout and then the full-bore sunny student section is a good look.
|1 week 2 days ago||Eight B1G teams in the top 50||
Seems strange that MSU isn't one of them.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well, you figure it'll take at least one game||
to forget everything Harbaugh taught them...
Oh, dear. NBC is just showing the highlights.
|1 week 2 days ago||Pretty sure he took classes||
but never actually played for Michigan.
|1 week 3 days ago||UCLA is currently up 42-14 at Arizona||
Still in the first half.
TV guys just made comment about last week being difficult for UCLA because Mendenhall kept changing their looks.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's possible||
In a DetNews article about Blake O'Neill:
Seems reasonable a kid from New Zealand could train there too.
|1 week 4 days ago||Reasons 492(b) and (c)||
When I enjoy a reference even when it turns out I'm missing its roots, somebody will explain it for me.
|1 week 5 days ago||Just belongs in a different kind of lyric.||
You got your French names for your love ballads, you got your Hippenhammers for your hippen-hop.
|1 week 5 days ago||Both pix are wonderful||
But the one on the left could be emblematic. Simply beautiful.
|1 week 6 days ago||As a first-generation American||
I've been following Amara's and Jehu's stories from when we first heard about their recruitment. It never gets old to see their success here.
Congrats on making it official, Amara!
|1 week 6 days ago||Typos can be fun.||
So let it be written, so let it be done.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||The fork in the road||
Knew the quote, but didn't know the explanation until I read the Times article posted in the OP. The other thing I didn't know (and didn't know that I didn't know it), was the origin of his nickname:
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hollywood smile? Naw, he was born with it.||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He had an early run in this week's game||
but hurt his knee. (The report at the time. Haven't checked the follow-up.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's like the ridiculous statement||
that "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." The big egos who need the most money, the most toys, the most media coverage simply can't understand that there can be more satisfaction elsewhere.
Even if you watch Harbaugh at the press conferences and compare with him sitting down with Brandstatter on Inside Michigan, you can see how much more humor he shows, relaxed and with friends, and how much more joy when he's simply on the field with his guys coaching (and tacking a snap or two).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||There's wind, and there's wind.||
Yesterday's prediction from MGoWeather:
It's not an excuse, but it doesn't make things easier. Giants* Stadium is notorious for its swirling winds, so teams hope not to have to kick and probably hang onto the run game as much as possible when they see the stadium flags are going wild. A learning experience, right?
*formerly known as.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm just having my coffee||
I'll let you guys do the serious work.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You can listen via UCLA Bruins' website||
This link should take you directly to their player:
UCLA didn't get anything from their first possession, and BYU was going strong, but Mangum was just sacked twice in a row.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I second that!||
Any public interest lawyers out there want to take the case?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Let's see if ABC's halftime report||
still says, "Harbaugh sure loves his tight ends!" after their highlights of three TDs-- one by a WR, one by an RB, and one by a FB.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In case this is the media snowflakes thread...||
ABC has its problems too. Watched the highlights at the halftimes of their games, and each time they showed the Michigan highlights-- Three Touchdowns! Showing Two of Them! And whichever idiot commentator says, "Harbaugh really likes his tight ends!" Umm... TDs by a WR, an RB and a FB.
This is on the writers, of course. It was the same comment for both the early and late games. Can I stand listening to USC's irritating band charge long enough to see if they still compliment Harbaugh's TE's in an hour or so?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I was reading this thread after our game but while OSU's||
was going. I so resisted interspersing things about OSU's situation, just in case someone was reading the thread after having missed our game. They had QB problems too, and they supposedly had so many good ones they couldn't choose between them. Then they had to bench their starter. Michigan didn't start the season as the unanimous #1, and either NIU is really, really good, or Michigan's moving along fine for a new system with new coaches and a new QB. Lots of teachable moments.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Jansen does the M Audio pregame||
Where he was congratulated for his nomination for the Hall of Fame.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If it's still running, guess he'll miss the 100th anniversary||
of the Theatre Dept. on homecoming weekend.
When I was in school, he was in town to get an honorary doctorate. The Dept. held a "tea" for "Jimmy" -- but before that he sat down with our small acting class and told us stories that he didn't share with the big group. Wonderful, generous man.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks. You beat me by a second or two.||
Feel free to delete my dupe.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is a test. This is only a test.|
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Great story||
Focus on the moment, never give up...
Not a Red Sox fan, but hope there are more good chapters to come.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Add the suprise big play from A.J. Williams||
Of course now the secret is out, that the big bruiser can get open, catch and run. Three tight ends opposing defenses will have to keep an eye on.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||They caught it||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Why would anyone go to Rutgers?||
They have openings.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||His graphics typo makes you even.||
Your money is on the ladder. His ladder is on the money.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Geez. If I'd have known....||
I could've watched. Was too busy avoiding the work I had to do by "warming up" on here.
Congrats to Nick!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He's plateaued?||
He reduced his interceptions by 2/3.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There was a nice shot of Wheatley||
giving a big hug to Smith after he made one of his TDs.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So did the commentators||
Both on TV and in the M Booth. Can't remember who said it in the booth, but he added to the statement that they agreed with Harbaugh, "But he's not going to get the call."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well, the field is the right color||
Guess they don't want to blend in.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Fortunately Heiko is in medical school (aren't you, H?)||
so maybe he can help your* wife out with her problem, or at least connect you with the appropriate expert.
Good to have you back, Heiko. And that you stayed, RoUMel.
*obviously meant to be a reply to J.Fresh.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Your wish is his command.||
Gave it to Harbaugh before the postgame presser.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||My sister was there.||
Fortunately she'd taken the subway early, as most doctors do. Said there was a plastic surgery convention in town so all the surgeons came down to St. Vincent's to assist the injured who never arrived. One of the hospital doctors came in after injurying himself in routine surgery and all the visiting surgeons' hands went up to volunteer to help him.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Don't even need the app||
WTKA has a podcast page that can be used on old-fashioned computer-type things. Can even listen live, if you're up early enough for Sam 'n Ira and MGoRoundtable.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't recognize the hair either||
But it'd be nice to know Mone is smiling.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||At a polling place in Harlem||
Volunteer work for the primary election that was canceled a couple hours later. Reassured my friends and family from across the country that outside a housing project in Harlem, I was probably in the safest place in the city. And it felt that way, even before the crossing guard told us the truck driver who'd just stopped at the light reported what he'd heard on the radio.
And yes, it was a spectacularly gorgeous day in Harlem, the parents walking their kids to school. And yes, like when JFK was killed, people can't help remembering where they were and all the details.
After we figured out the election was canceled, I walked down to our campaign quarters, just to be with the others. A guy came in nervously and asked to see the candidate. Turns out he worked at the WTC but was late to work because he went to vote for our guy. Didn't have to say that he was convinced that voting saved his life.
One of our volunteers was a policeman who had just finished law school and went down to Police Plaza to hand in his retirement papers. Heard what was happening and ran down to help. Never returned. He was also an actor, and the soap where he occasionally played a policeman hung his photo in the fictional police dept., with the camera picking it up every 9/11 until the show was canceled.
Another volunteer showed up at the campaign office, hours after having gone to her job downtown. She walked all the way up there, ashes and dust on her shoes and purse, seemingly in shock, later saying her feet just took her there. Our candidate took money out of his pocket to find her a cab home. There weren't any, but fortunately the buses had started running again by then and I got her a seat. She stared out the window the whole time, clutching the dusty pocketbook. When I got her to her door and asked if she needed anything, she only said "A shower."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The full text is in the OP, but here's the link||
Fund for Keeping Newsprint Journalists Employed (even from these obscure outlets)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Link in his signature line||
and find yourself connected.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He's actually off Michigan's site||
Quick work updating the roster.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Виктор||
Slavic form of the Latin word we hail in the plural.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Small, fearless PGs||
And who's that funny little guy who couldn't get into practice because the security guard didn't believe he could be on the team? I think he's still on the roster...
|4 weeks 35 min ago||I wasn't disagreeing with you||
Just adding to what you were saying, and post the link to the related article.
We saw both Hoke and Harbaugh supporting their players in the midst of games. We can only guess at what goes on behind the scenes, except for these little reports. [And these reports weren't comparing one coach to the other.]
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||And there's a difference with encouraging someone in public||
during a game so they're not demoralized, and holding them accountable in the [semi] privacy of the practices and film review, in front of their teammates and competitors. Support vs. teaching moments.
There's another very good Mlive article and interview with De'Veon Smith, being able to take criticism, recognizing and facing your errors and fighting to keep the #1 spot. (And while he's working on improving his vision, add him to the Smart Man/Good Voice Team.)
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||Hold on there.||
I have it on good authority that there are some places outside of the Midwest that think Mary, merry and marry are pronounced differently. So you never know. No?
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||That's not eucalyptus in the Odoms pic?||
/northern-city indoor girl.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He's got the Ball Hawk shirt!||
Wearing it in the interview.
In the MLive article about the stickers, there was this as well [I've edited what I think was a typo]:
I'd be curious to see Ross's "specialized fleece."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Great! Thanks.||
And they took a RB off the practice squad to make room for him.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Suppose the keyword is "allegations"||
Probably have to await confirmation, legal advice, perhaps negotiating a rehab/support treatment stay...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I guess it's too late to ask, but||
I guess it's too late to ask, but how was Hutch in the booth?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good to hear [EDIT: Maybe not.]||
Hasn't shown up yet on the Transaction Report, but there should be more changes in the next couple days as other teams check the waiver wire.
EDIT: Guess that was premature. This article on the Steelers website (posted a few hours ago) talks about their process of finalizing the roster, which unfortunately doesn't include him. They mention considering things like injury history/health, and they did just add an RB from another team, so it's possible they brought him in for a try-out.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Mundy says hello from IR||
A hip thing in pre-season.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ash wasn't alone to make a practice squad||
The Ravens signed Brennen Beyer to their P.Sq., but otherwise the final cuts weren't so happy. The only rookie UDFA to stick with an active roster (so far) was Thomas Rawls. Raymon Taylor was cut from the Colts, but he wasn't put on their practice squad. Unfortunately Fitz Toussaint was cut from the Ravens and Will Campbell from the Bills. Both had been on and off practice squads, so that's not a good sign. Junior Hemingway was cut from the Chiefs, but the next day they put him on IR. So maybe he'll have another chance next year.
As for Richard Ash, as I posted elsewhere in a preseason thread, I was lucky enough to see him play nose tackle for most of the 4th Q at the Jags-Giants game. Sitting in the first row mezzanine end zone (Ebay can be wonderful, especially for preseason seats cheap), I had a good view of his jersey number and could focus on him (Denard & Henne were gone by then), and so I wasn't surprised that he made the practice squad. (Relieved, of course.) Still over 300 lbs, but it looked like really good weight and he showed strength and energy taking care of the gaps. Being there live, I could also see him pulled over by the coach with the rest of the D-line, and something made me feel that they liked him. I'm rooting for him.
PS: Since I was with a PSU alum, I discovered Blake Bars' PSU brother, Brad, was playing for the Giants. He made their P.Sq. So congrats to the Bars family.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for bridging the great divide||
Nice to have another team and fanbase we can respect and root for. What sports should be about.
Whatever the final score, as our new coach said, "That was a football game!"
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What bulletin boards are for.||
Taking things out of context. I believe this was from an article/interview/press conference that showed the great respect Utah and its coach have for our program and history, how excited they are about opening with this nationally prominent game, but then specifically answering questions posed about it being the biggest game of their year. What is he supposed to say? That his conference foes are chopped liver?
Not sure this is the article (from the DetNews), but it's probably covering the same press conference. So let's pick and choose what we'll post here:
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And you don't have to be in the alumni association||
to attend some things, particularly a book event like this where the idea is to publicize (and sell) a book of interest. You might check with your local club, if there is one.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||An article was posted on mgo.licio.us||
But that video couldn't have been part of it. Too funny to forget.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And for those in the NYC area||
John U. Bacon, Endzone Book Tour
Tuesday, November 3rd
Barleycorn, 23 Park Pl, Manhattan
We may have to wait a bit longer, but thanks, Bando, for the early report.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||UFR: If this is the video of this play, it's been edited||
Per my comment below, the NFL.com play-by-play of the game shows Frank Clark was not credited with the sack, but that #77 was called for unnecessary roughness. [2nd Quarter SD drive starting at 14:15]
Having seen the play, that unnecessary roughness was SD #77 going against Frank Clark. From my memory of the play, the video seems to be edited between where #77 moves to #55 Clark, who's still on the ground, and where the ref points to SD #77 (indicating his penalty). It doesn't show #77 tossing Clark around. EDIT: UFR of the UFR: I see that Clark seems to be going back into the pile, and the video may not be cut but the camera closes in so you can't really see Dunlap doing more than trying to pull him back out. But Clark wasn't penalized. The San Diego tackle was.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Had the game on in the background last night||
And didn't look up until I heard Frank Clark's name, the first time it was called. It seemed like he'd sacked Rivers, and then somebody else attacked Clark pretty brutally, not letting him get up.
Now that I remember, I'm pretty sure there was a penalty called on the SD player (#77, not Rivers). Maybe they knew Frank's off-field reputation and were aiming for him? Since the sack I saw was the first time I heard Frank's name, maybe this other play was later and retaliation for his first sack? Would have to look at the play-by-play.
EDIT: Checked the play-by-play and what I saw must have been the video posted here, but he seemed to be the victim rather than the perpetrator. Clark was credited with 2 tackles and no sacks. The sack here was credited to Seattle #97, but SD #77 was listed as penalized for unecessary roughness. So that must have been the play where #77 took it out on Clark. Looks like Clark was holding on at the bottom of the pile, but the video doesn't show the extracurricular activity that resulted in #77's penalty.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Accidentally turned it on while setting my recorder||
for something else. Guess I timed it right.
So I signed on here, knowing someone may be paying attention and could tell me if it's the team with the Michigan coach. Guess it's not, since you didn't mention it. But they seem to be doing pretty well.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Even our fingers do autocorrect incorrectly||
Can't count the number of times I've seen real-word typos in an e-mail as it sails off into the ether, too late to fix, or don't notice the typo until I see it below a response. As in the recent one when I meant to say "past" and it came out "pass." Had to admit I had spent too* much time on a certain football site.
*And I didn't see I'd typed "to much" until this was posted! See, Freddie? You're not alone! Damn these instant forms of communication!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry i wasn't home to tell you guys to look for Richard Ash||
Former Wolverine playing nose tackle for Jaguars. (Saw him last week at Giants game playing 4th quarter.)
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't the medical school in Chicago?||
And the football stuff on their main campus in Champaign-Urbana?
So don't worry. Won't reflect on you come match day.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Rosters & Depth Chart per Wojo||
My favorite quote:
|5 weeks 5 days ago||They asked him at the press conference||
But he said something about "fighting between the lines" and that "the creek done risen" on his eligibility.
Or maybe he was being coy and meant "reading" between the lines?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It seems like they test them with the guys speaking||
It seems like they test them with the guys speaking right into them, but some of the guys then sit up and their answers are too far from the mics.
Not enough practice time practicing interviews!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Makes sense||
If reports are true of Brandon's telling the coaches what to do, why would he allow anything that might give players a voice? Might tempt them to speak up.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Don't think he was ever officially moved||
Just one of those letting-him-try-a-bit-of-both-in-practice things. Developing versatility and understanding how those guys opposite them work.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Bars Family Genes & underrated (or under-coached?) linemen||
Report from viewer of Jags-Giants preseason game:
1) Genes: Blake's Penn State brother Brad got some play at D-line for the Giants. (Not OT because Genes!)
2) AND Richard Ash (!!!) on the Jaguars roster (UDFA out of WMU where he did his 5th year), got plenty of playing time at nose tackle (looking really good to my ignorant eyes), but he's since moved up the roster from "other" on the D-line to 3rd string. Listed at 6'3" and 314 lbs, and it looks like seriously good weight.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Can any of you techies fix my turntable?||
Ah, well. Vinyl is so decorative.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Funchess didn't play last night.||
Tweaked a hamstring in practice Wednesday.
But, since this could be the preseason thread: Richard Ash sighting! Went to the Giants-Jags game to see Denard & Chad (first time in memory no Michigan Giants on the roster) and Richard Ash played nose tackle for the Jags for the full 4th quarter. Looked to be holding his own (not actually holding, or at least not called for it), and recorded a solo tackle. Took his 5th year at WMU and looked svelte and physical. UDFA. I think a couple of their D-line are injured, but he got plenty of time, and definitely looked a part of the D-line gang on the sidelines. Looks like someone they could put on their practice squad if they don't have room this season.
As for others who didn't stay, Ray Vinopal was put on the Cowboys' IR. Those of us who can't possibly root for the Cowboys (they never seem to take M men), but follow teams with any former Wolverines, are relieved.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Don't worry.||
They'll find you.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Found some Costa Rican at my local NYC supermarket||
Have to confess I'm usually there for a local Staten Island roaster's pumpkin-flavored beans. (I knew they were independent & local, because the old label misspelled pumpkin.) Now they've fancied up their shiny vacuum-sealed bags, with classy artwork & graphics. So I'm not the only one who's discovered them. As for the pumpkin, even my die-hard dark-Starbucks addict sister who hates flavored coffee liked it. But she's sticking with the hard stuff for breakfast.
And though I'm told you're not supposed to freeze coffee beans, I've done it for years, grinding the beans right out of the freezer, and the flavor is terrific.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Why we love the blog||
and its fine university. Using "ad hominems" and "frontal cortex" in one short paragraph without sounding pretentious.
|7 weeks 12 min ago||Former 16: Anyone want to see Denard (& Chad) play||
this Saturday at Giants stadium? Have extra cheapie ticket for front row mezzanine (endzone, but excellent view, plus parking pass).
EDIT: Offer rescinded. Found someone. (Penn State alum, but they'll have five guys on the field to our two.)
|7 weeks 4 days ago||And, on the other side of the field, Josh Furman||
Who had two solo tackles and a sack.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||One of the better exits||
And one of the classiest. Being honest and realistic, doing what's best for him, but being completely supportive of his teammates and wishing them well in what he expects to be a wonderful year for them. Completely respectful of the program, both as it was for his two years and what it will be. Bravo, and best wishes to him.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
You saved me from searching for the proof. Thought I saw that on the stat sheet last night.
But what I did find: "NFL Front-Page Editor Gets Fired"
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Devin Still Sorta With Steelers||
Reposting, because I've posted so late on a couple of other chains that they dropped off the fast-moving front page:
After clearing the waiver wire (where he was "waived-injured"), the Steelers took him back to go on their IR list. Speculation as to whether the drops were due to being already injured, perhaps in the first couple of passes to him that were heavily defended, but it seems they saw enough of him in practice to want to keep him available for the future.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Lost in the Devin threads, Pittsburgh still sort of has him||
Once he'd cleared the waiver wire, Pittsburgh put Devin on their IR list (injury "undisclosed"). They gave him enough time in the game that they were clearly looking at him, and whether the drops were related to already being injured, or he injured himself or aggravated something in the earlier passes (which were strongly defended and/or not catchable), they must have seen enough in practice to hold on to him for the future.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||Exeunt All of the Norfleets||
The plural form is acceptable as determined by the multiple posts of his singular exit.
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Maybe there's still hope||
That could mean they want to hold on to him for the future, perhaps to add him to the practice squad when he gets healthy. And if he really was injured, maybe that had something to do with his play. (Positive thinking.)
Additional tidbit: The kicker they added to take Devin's spot beat out Jay Feely in try-outs. (Of course Feely had 14 years in the NFL, so nice to know he's still out there kickin'.)
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||That's what made me sigh with nostalgia.||
That and the result of the OSU game.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Was just posting above about him holding on in practice||
after a massive hit by Lawrence Timmons. Hope it was promising enough to give him another chance tonight.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Both.||
Listed as QB & WR, and has had snaps both ways in practice.
Article on the Steelers website about Devin getting plowed by Lawrence Timmons in practice after a reception, but he survived.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Will be a half-time tribute at the Hall of Fame Game||
Just announced on NBC, for those who aren't watching.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Karsch was moved to sideline reporter for games||
though we may not know if that's true for this coming season until the sub surfaces.
His bio on MGoBlue.com still lists him as sideline reporter.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||He's now listed as QB/WR||
But according to the team website, he made his mark (and an article) by taking a massive hit from Lawrence Timmons after making a reception. And holding on.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Two separate links||
The title is a link to the actual article. If you want to read/post comments, you have to click the highlighted comments link posted below the editor's summary/snarky comment.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Loaded quickly for me on Firefox||
But I'm writing about an hour later.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the heads-up.||
Had already put Devin Gardner on the future TV list, as the smartly comedic sidekick.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Even without the bowtie (which looks pretty classy on him)||
He was incredibly impressive. Should already be on the short list for intelligent sports broadcast commentary (if such a thing exists anymore).
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Biondi started out with the Brooklyn Cyclones||
Biondi started out with the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) the same year Michael O'Neill started with the Staten Island Yankees. A friend's a season ticket-holder with the Baby Bombers (gave up on the overpriced Bronx Boys) and invited me to the game between our two alumni. O'Neill's now in the Yankee's High A team in Tampa.
Anytime you want an update, MGoblue.com has a Wolverines in Professional Baseball page, including both majors and minors, where the guys are currently playing and highlight news of their current play.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||TwitPic by Pulitzer-Prize-winning Michigan alum David Turnley!||
Those who leave come back.
[Turnley not responsible for the squashed effect.]
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The Michigan Band originated the script Ohio||
at a home game to honor their guests. [You band historians can authenticate this, and exactly when. And whether it was to honor or troll.]
OSU's insistence on using the "The" came later, but I wouldn't want Michigan State called "Michigan" -- so I'm with adding at least the State to the Red School Below the Border. (Out of respect for The Ohio University, of course.)
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Was thinking of posting something obsessing||
about whether it means anything that Brian's taking his official visit to D.C. before his official visit to NYC.
But I had second thoughts.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||My guess is the kids are going to like him.||
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||But PeeWee was told he could stay on scholarship||
though medicaled. He transferred because he wanted to play, despite the UofM staff telling him it wasn't advisable medically.
As for believing it's "basically impossible to be to remain academically eligible and not get your degree in 4 years given that players also attend summer sessions." Isn't it true that lots of guys choose to spread out their classes and take less credits each year so they can do well academically despite all the athletic demands on their time? Of course that assumes they get that extra year to work for their degree.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Was thinking it was a rear-view Barbie Doll||
Very long-waisted torso with tiny waist and hips.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Are those guys not really All Big Ten||
Are those guys not really All Big Ten because the Big Ten really has.... Wait. How many teams are there now?
Pedants obviously have no place in the New Big Ten-or-More.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Who else feels really old||
reading WD agonizing about feeling old?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Wash-ing Keith-ton...||
Shifting syllables along with positions?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. And possibly going back||
From great article about his background, current life and future plans (well worth reading) in MLive article linked below in mgo.licio.us (oh, okay-- here too):
Two engineering degrees and the great work of his foundation promise he'll be comfortable doing something useful wherever he goes.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Another couple dos:||
1. Wear sunscreen.
2. Tell Harbaugh to wear sunscreen. Please.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Pharaohs are mere humans!||
These guys are both Egyptian Gods and Saints!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan tradition||
(see: Elliot Mealer.) Good to know it applies even to athletic injuries.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||He'd already visited Ann Arbor with a classmate||
and he was told he should come to their Prattville camp so they could evaluate him further. Apparently they liked what they saw. And he liked what he'd seen of Michigan, so he pulled the trigger (with an enthusiasm unknown to... well, more known now).
|17 weeks 2 days ago||And that's the kind of kid we can get excited about||
The diamond in the rough we watch proving all the doubters wrong. (See linked article above mentioning guys Saban thinks aren't big enough for linebacker.) And who wants to play school as well.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||This quote seems pretty relevant to this thread||
A good read.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Gosh. I feel so old and out of touch.||
In my day, the guys with big tattoos hung out with motorcycle gangs and didn't have actual parents (or at least wouldn't admit to it). The guys in the parents' basement wore dingy T-shirts and sneakers (not to be confused with athletic shoes or trainers, which were a bit too new-fangled to find their way down to the basement).
Or so I'm told.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||And no comment from the commentators||
Guess the networks can't use that protective mini-delay used for most live events due to the gambling?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Grammar/Spelling Nazi is Torn||
Dealer Camel, you are unfortunately too educated and have spelled Pharaoh correctly. (Upvoted you accordingly.)
However, the horse's name is American Pharoah as in the OP. It was accidentally misspelled when registered and now must remain as is. Will refrain from suggesting this contributes further to the dumbing down of America.
Either way, sure is a damn fine beautiful horse!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||You're absolutely right||
Guess I was just thinking that if it wasn't as serious as headlines implied , and/or that the prognosis was good, the patient or family would be eager for the public to know and give the hospital permission.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Checked for updates on her condition this morning||
From the Boston Globe:
Don't want to speculate, but it seems if she was doing better they'd say so.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Gardner switched to WR because everybody said he should||
and he thought it would give him a better chance to play. He'd switched for the good of the team at Michigan (and yes, to get actual playing time), and then switched back to the position he'd trained for. He worked out as a WR, showed he was willing to switch and work at getting better, then P'burgh says, "Hey, let's see what you can do at QB." Apparently they think enough of him and what they've seen so far to give him a shot. And he's probably thrilled for the chance.
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||I had to wait for the error message to go away to upvote you!||
I couldn't take my eyes off that! Kept wondering why the paw didn't claw the hand...
|18 weeks 4 days ago||And if you've played in the Big House||
You're equipped to deal with loud noises.
|19 weeks 49 min ago||One of my favorite players||
And now impetus for my favorite punsters.
Turns out Tai's in on the joke (for the humorless one who negged Magnus-- unless he's just a regular Magnus nemesis):
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Be sure to watch the video. Kleenex moment.||
If he can do it... Time to stop the inner debates and get down to work. Much, much easier work.
Thanks for posting.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||My dad too in WWI, but in the Philippines||
He was a refugee from Nazi Germany, got out just in time right out of medical school, getting a Master's at Michigan-- which saved his life in more than one way (long story). When the U.S. entered the war, he and his older brother, an engineer, immediately volunteered to serve, Dad in the Philippines as a medical officer and his brother in Europe (in the OSS). They both survived, but we can only imagine what they saw and experienced along the way and how many of their fellows never returned.
Our world today is dealing with the same kind of insanity that would not have ended without the men of WWII, and few of us today would have the courage and dedication to willingly put our lives on the line to fight this new version of global insanity.
So, OP, thanks to you and for reminding us that it's a good day to remember.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||All this excellence is exhausting!||
From their Facebook page:
"National Champs! ROW BLUE!"
|19 weeks 3 days ago||So, so impressive.||
Straight wins, pulling it out in the 9th... Who needs double elimination?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Is Gametracker right?||
EDIT: And several emphatic WOW!!!s. WIsh I could have seen it happen.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Softball is 7.||
Except with Michigan's team, which often gets off work early.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I'm missing more than the cussing on Gametracker||
How did the inning end? Gametracker showed lead-off ground-rule double, then an out (pop-up or strike-out?), then someone out at first, but the graphic showed nobody on base. What happened to the guy on 2nd? Didn't say double play... Only reported two outs, but the inning was over. Something like that happened yesterday too, a couple times.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Is this the one?||
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks, guys.||
Both on the field and on the blog. Gametracker's pretty boring without some emotional input.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Don't understand the flat bill||
The curve keeps more sun out of the eyes from the sides. (And it's more flattering.)
|19 weeks 4 days ago||M Softball's Tweet Caption:||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Yes about avoiding the Empire State Building||
Was posting that in an edit above while you were writing.
Also, Sadeto's comments about downtown reminded me of the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side, recreating the immigrant experience as the neighborhood itself is becoming gentrified. I've only been there for book events (since I got to NYC early enough to still buy pickles from barrels), but their tours are supposed to be terrific. They may be too pricey for all of you ($25/per) and should be booked in advance (only 12 on a tour), but here's their website if you want to explore.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Wow! How much time have you got?||
That's a pretty good sampling you've got planned already. Don't want to wear the kids out... A suggestion you don't need since you'll be taking a ferry to Ellis Island, but for those on a budget, the Staten Island Ferry is great for a harbor tour (and free!).
You probably won't want to do more than one museum on a short trip, but the Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium are great for families. And if you want something to do in the evening, as long as you're going to take in Times Square, you can get discount tix for Broadway & Off-Bway at the TKTS booth. (Just avoid those costumed super-heroes imported from L.A.) But I think your plan is great. Some of the basics, and some off-the-beaten-path. (So far the weather looks good.)
EDIT: Didn't ask the age of your kids, but if they're young, remember the children's zoo in Central Park. And skip the Empire State Building. Hours in line and in the elevator, and for an exhorbitant charge. Enough to appreciate just walking around and looking up instead of down.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Covering all the bases||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I went back to Gametracker||
And since there were two outs for Georgia last time I looked and now it said Sierra Lawrence was next to bat, I figured it was over? In a positive kind of way?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Audio available via Iowa||
There's a link to the Gametracker on MGoBlue's main page, and a link up at the top of the Gametracker to Iowa audio. If you pay the $9.95/month for the CBS-powered "premium" stuff (now called "College Sports Live") via Michigan, you can sign in with your Michigan membership info.
I was going to drop it since there was less and less premium stuff available, with what was formerly premium seems to have moved to BTNPlus (also $9.95). I'll avoid my anti-corporate rant, because I can listen to the game.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||They used to.||
But the money took over. Now that we have BTN and ESPN, they're limited as to what they're allowed to broadcast.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Went to the show courtesy of the M Alumni Club||
just last year. Found the show folk called back on my answering machine when I was out of town, on the same day that the free hotel copy of USA-Today had the headline that he'd just announced his retirement the night before. (Some friends were hoping to go in the last few weeks, knowing he'd be gone, but said it was booked solid.)
He does [did] a warm-up with the crowd (most shows have a stand-in comedian), in his shirtsleeves as you saw on the clip of a day-in-his-life, and having been there I now know why they have the close-up on someone in the audience after a sly comment in the monologue. It's a follow-up to the pre-show audience Q&A, so the writers get something out of it almost immediately to stick into the monologue. Once the show starts, the cameras tend to block him (there are monitors to watch when that happens), but one of the advantages of being live is you actually hear the band play during the commercials.
My one disappointment was the guest that night-- one of the very few comedians I'm not fond of. Knowing he's popular with a lot of people, he'll remain nameless. He's the kind of over-the-top guy who's a distinct contrast with Letterman's sly, sardonic, and increasingly human thing I was getting so fond of.
At least now I might get to bed on time.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I saw it live||
Or as live as it could be, considering they tape [make that "taped"] in late afternoon. I remember thinking Hoke was adorable. Felt so bad for Letterman when he abandoned Dave's alma mater for-- was it San Diego State then?
And I too loved the directionals. Speaking of which, was the shot-in-the-foot reference to Plaxico Burress? Did Ball State play MSU and perhaps lose to them that year?
|20 weeks 19 hours ago||I didn't||
I eventually figured out it had something to do with baseball, because I was pretty sure we didn't have an O-lineman named Victor Martinez.
I just saw a headline referring to the Securities & Exchange commission and thought it was about ESPN's favorite conference. We need more letters in our alphabet.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Very happy for him||
Was nervous for him at the Pats when I saw he still hadn't been given a roster number as of Sunday. Had read a local column (possibly even on the Pats website) only a day or two before saying the Pats had enough WRs, knew he'd be a project, but couldn't count on bringing him back to the practice squad if they cut him. They were right. He was picked up immediately, by a team that isn't such a tease with Michigan players (see Gallon and Cam Gordon; three in two years).
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||They had Foote & Woodley at the same time...||
And speaking of Foote & Woodley, they're together again with the Cardinals. Was disappointed to see Foote was cut, until I discovered Foote's been hired as an ass't coach (linebackers). Still thinks he can play, and if he gets healthy and they need depth, he may try to get back on the roster. But can't do both per NFL rules, and so far he seems to be really enjoying the coaching thing.
Maybe should be a separate post...
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||Or to betray his insider sources||
Being loyal to the end. Or as much of an end as landing at the airport seems not to be.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I thought he finally got his defensive coordinator of choice||
who wouldn't follow him from WV to Mich.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Someone explained that in an earlier thread||
But I never remember things that make no sense to me.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||My computer crashes||
and it's suddenly 8-0. Time to upgrade.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Apparently don't need to now.||
Confirming down here so the frustrated can see it.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting...||
They must have switched things up. When I tried earlier, it was looking for my cable provider (don't have one). Now it's streaming for us cable-less. Thanks!
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Not on my computer||
Unless you're just saying that ESPN3 is a streaming channel rather than TV...
But they do have the replays available after a game is over. (Small comfort.)
|20 weeks 3 days ago||If you take a nap and ignore the internet||
You can replay later on ESPN3.
I'm thinking of watching yesterday's game there while following today's via MGoPosters. (Obviously I don't care about being surprised.)
|20 weeks 6 days ago||All I Need||
|21 weeks 3 hours ago||Your avatar reminds me||
of a book I thoroughly enjoyed, and considering I'm not even qualified to participate in the what-are-you-drinking threads but have noticed how many there are...
Tom Standage, technology editor of the Economist, putting together the discovery/invention/popularity of 6 different beverages with major shifts in human civilization.
|21 weeks 3 hours ago||There are several on Youtube||
May as well start with Physics 01: Photons, Corpuscles of Light.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Making the most of his practice time||
working on two skills at once. Outside shooting and dunking. Unfortunately, he made the shot, so he couldn't practice legal rebound dunking. But you do what you can.
|22 weeks 2 hours ago||Destiny||
When I google-imaged Jake Ryan (even without using "Jake Ryan Hair"), the third photo that showed up was of Clay Matthews.
Turned out to be from an MLive article way back in 2012:
I was searching for a post-draft article about Jake already having mastered the Lambeau Leap.... Can't find the article, but I'm pretty sure this is the photo.
Lots of comments from his new fans looking forward to his also mastering the Lambeau Linebacker Look. Better fire his barber asap so he's not accused of false advertising.
|22 weeks 20 hours ago||Absolutely agree||
I usually have a problem with competitions in the arts (apples & oranges thing), but I convince myself that shows like this allow off-the-beaten-path performers to get broader exposure and the chance to find their audience.
EDIT: Did you add that 2nd paragraph? If so, I'm glad I took so long to post my reply so you'd have a chance to do so.
|22 weeks 20 hours ago||Are you his wife's brother or is he your wife's brother?||
Either way, congrats to him. A friend, who's a Michigan alum, but we didn't meet until here in NYC, is a rabid fan of the show, got me to watch, and I was pleasantly surprised to find how the singers on this show are allowed to be unique and not all bred and groomed to become Generic Big Pop. He has a wonderful quality, a folky kind of approach, acoustic guitar and all, and we're both big fans. [For those of you who don't watch the show, they've had terrific contestants this year, so making it to the top 6-- as different as they are from one another-- is magnificent.]
|22 weeks 1 day ago||"Counselors who worked with the couple"||
In the small print:
If that's true, wouldn't that have required permission from both Clark and his girlfriend? Wouldn't what the counselors told them have required an agreement of confidentiality? Or would the level of non-disclosure have been part of the agreement to allow the team to speak with the counselors?
|22 weeks 2 days ago||In the caps||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Indeed he did!||
Thanks. #16 on the current roster.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Gallon was injured in camp||
and really didn't get a chance to play. Was finally put in at the end of preseason, and didn't show enough in his few minutes of the very last preseason game for them to keep him. Wondered if he was looking to sign elsewhere this year, if he ever got healthy.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||He played really well for the Giants||
He was the main reason I was still watching them. Mike Cox was injured last season and cut a few days ago...
Interestingly, the only Michigan player left with the Giants is Thomas Gordon, who was signed as an undrafted free agent last year, injured in preseason but kept on IR, and signed to a futures contract. So they must have seen something in him in camp before he got injured. A new reason to watch.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||So it's not just Google trying to kidnap us.||
Couldn't close the page without signing up. And here I was thinking of switching to Chrome. Thinking this was a thug approach, I changed my mind.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||That makes sense, from what we know of both of them||
Beilein would have found it hard to crush Austin's dreams, but Austin's dreams have no doubt changed. He recovered beyond anyone's expectations and found his moments on the court, but what he's gone through has taught him that there's more to life than basketball. He'll retain the bonds with his coaches and teammates, and the love of his fans, and now he can turn to using the hard-won rest of his life to do even more.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I think he's already said he's changed his focus from medicine||
I think he's already said he's changed his focus from medicine and that he wants to use what he's learned from his experiences to help in other ways, I believe including public speaking (no doubt on the inspirational path).
The mere fact that he's speaking again at all, and so well, after months and months of therapy, makes this another version of a Hollywood ending.
|24 weeks 8 hours ago||It's well remembered, but I||
It's well remembered, but I don't think it started here. Wasn't the "family values" thing one of the excuses of certain players (or player) who left for the wholesome atmosphere across the border? And perhaps from parents, and players who complained to parents, and perhaps certain writers for certain papers who were observing practice and were shocked, yes shocked, at the lack of wholesomeness?
On the other hand, It's not necessarily great PR to have coaches speak like that in public, but back in Bo's day speaking like that to players wasn't made public and no one was cell-ing and tweeting and broadcasting from every corner.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Hope he treasures his last year here as we do||
Finally got a chance to shine and fill the leadership vacuum when we really needed him. All the best to him in his next stop. Time for him to be a star.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Life has so few certainties.||
A welcome addition to death and taxes.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Not surprising that he would focus on the kids||
He remembers his own childhood, and the child in him is still there in his smile. (When it comes to Denard, we can allow ourselves to get a little schmaltzy.)
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Wow. I'm sorry I didn't read this until after the late sports||
on one of the local NYC stations. Would have loved to see how they covered it.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Concur. Besides being 3-time NCAA champion||
and national champion and Olympian, he's stayed at Michigan to be a volutneer assistant coach while he continues training for the Olympics and finishing his degree. And even the other members of the national team have told interviewers of what a great teammate Sam is, and commentators always taking about his positivity and good nature.
I went to the NCAA championships a couple years ago when they were at Penn State, which was then ranked #1 before Michigan upset the home team. I read a girl's T-shirt which made it clear she knew one of Penn State's top gymnasts. Asked if she was related, she said she was his girlfriend. When I mentioned Sam Mikulak, she told me her boyfriend thought he was just the nicest guy. And Sam had already beaten her boyfriend for All-Around champion. So even his rivals like him.
As for the current gymnasts, Stacey Ervin has become a big favorite.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Utah isn't more likely to have an off-day than UCLA||
Michigan already lost to them in what was then M's highest score of the season: Utah's almost perfect 198.250 to Michigan's incredible 197.675, which they topped only at the Big Ten Championships.
But off-days happen in Gymnastics, so the game is on!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Correct||
Michigan was a #1 seed, so got to go close to home. UCLA was a #2 seed, but they were ranked only one spot below Michigan nationally, and from what I could see last night, they're really, really good. They must have just missed a #1 seed. (The two teams haven't competed head to head until last night.)
The live streams were by event, which is nice because you can switch to your own team and see everything, but you don't see the competition to be able to compare and understand the scoring. I watched UCLA during Michigan's two byes, and besides having very interesting, difficult routines, they were sticking their landings, so the half-point difference at the end could have just meant a little bobble here, an extra step on a landing for Michigan.
In women's gymnastics (unlike the men in the latter part of the season), 6 gymnasts go up on each event, but only 5 scores are counted. So you can have a big glitch and get away with it, as long as the other 5 hit. In Michigan's case, a couple of our top girls had slightly lower-than-usual scores (but on separate events), so perhaps their expected very high score instead of someone else's nicely high score could also have closed the gap.
And congrats to our neighbors! Central Michigan's team (ranked #21 nationally) lept above #18 Arizona to grab 3rd place.
|27 weeks 4 hours ago||Mo's a standard nickname for Maurice||
Especially on this side of the water, and I'd figure especially on the field in tough-man sports. (From a family that has some Maurices in their ancestry, as well as those named after them but hiding the tradition as middle names; even a newborn named to honor a late one from the other side of his family who's already getting Mo-ed.)
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I saw OT in the title and assumed Michigan wasn't his top pick||
Too many acronyms, too little space in the brain.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||The men are right now tuning up for the B1G tourney||
in an event against Illinois-Chicago in Keene. The team is currently back to #3 nationally, the highest in the Big Ten, with the B1G tourney next weekend at Penn State.
The live results page lists Stacey Ervin in the all-around, which would make this his first attempt this season, after tearing his biceps last year. I actually don't think he's ever done the all-around, but with Sam Mikulak gone and former all-around runner-up to Sam (both in Big Tens and NCAA) Adrian de los Angeles still coming back from injuries, I guess they figured they should try to have someone compete in the AA and assume Stacey's biceps is strong enough to try rings.
Great start so far for Stacey in his feature event, floor: 15.850.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks. CBS Gametracker still said top of the 1st 0-0||
Was watching the video stream on and off before the hockey game, but the Gametracker kept saying it was top of the 1st, and I couldn't figure out why all those 1st inning runs I saw didn't count.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Best of luck to all of you waiting to hear||
Have gone through this day with family members. Nerve-wracking, but all turned out well. Can this be an open thread to let us know where you all are heading?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||PIpkins is not practicing||
Has been Injured. Thinks the coaches won't take any chances with him and not put him on the field this spring.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Then how did all those guys get so many words in||
their transcripts of his segments? And different words, too. I felt compelled to listen to each of the segments, because Marcus was saying so much of what we've been wanting to hear, and so detailed in his analysis.
So what are you waiting for, BTN? Give this guy the go-ahead!
PS: He also said that Pipkins has been out injured, and he doesn't think they're going to take any chances playing him this spring.
PPS: When he mentioned a bubble screen, he actually defined it (in very few words).