the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
|1 day 21 min ago||Given how long they've played baseball at Michigan||
Excellent point. Thanks.
|1 day 31 min ago||19?||
Have they scored that many before? This season or ever? (Non-baseball historian here.)
|1 day 1 hour ago||I certainly can't bring myself to root for the Yankees||
even though a couple of my best friends are serious fans, but since I didn't pay attention to pro football until I followed Michigan players to their pro teams, I admit to having my Giants (and even Jets) moments. Helps that the #1 Yankee fan's brother had great season tix for the Giants and let me use them to watch Tom Brady in the big [almost]-perfect season game that led to the Gints turning around and winning the Super Bowl.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Was just teasing. Seriously.||
But didn't know if "/t" would mean anything.
I live in NYC, and except for the Tigers didn't pay attention to pro sports when I was a kid in Michigan. Just found myself reading both this thread and the hockey thread at the same time.
And had just read your post above when the boys had a big inning.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Apparently they listened to you||
Since they're playing, they don't know you also root for the Hawks. Or they know, and decided to listen to you anyway.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I am too||
But I'm supposedly working on something and didn't want to admit it. Assuming the regular posters were there in the stands. Great crowd. And it's a win.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Actually, he was picked up right after the draft||
It was posted here on 4/27, then officially reported a couple days later.
Note that some of the players reported on the list haven't shown up yet on rosters or officially announced by the teams, so they were most likely not UFAs but invited to camp for try-outs. Demens, Kovacs, Mealer, Omameh, Roh and Roundtree are on the official team rosters, which doesn't mean they are guaranteed anything longterm, but they are officially on the team for now and treated as such, unlike try-out players, who aren't even paid (I believe they get room and board for minicamp).
Occasionally they get signed, including one James Rogers (yes, our James Rogers), who was invited into Chiefs camp for a try-out and was signed yesterday. Obviously he showed something in camp. (Quick! Someone tell Brian!)
|6 days 6 hours ago||Boy, that was fast.||
You just can't keep a record these days.
|1 week 4 hours ago||More encouraging chatter||
Will gets a positive mention In a NY Daily News article that isn't even about him, but about the two O-linemen who were drafted ahead of him (guys who actually played the position in college and before), who coincidentally played side-by-side in the 2009 U-19 Championship.
Campbell is working on the opposite side of the line, so he's not competing against them but clearly in the mix for depth and the future.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ah, so.||
“It is the purpose that makes strong the vow" (Troilus and Cressida act 5, sc. 3)
|1 week 1 day ago||From first day of minicamp||
From NJ.com (a/k/a The Star Ledger):
Reading the maize-colored tea-leaves, giving Campbell Brandon Moore's #65 suggests they have hope for their new position convert. For perspective, Moore was an undrafted free agent out of Illinois who bounced from the practice squad to the Scottish Claymores, back to the Jets, and eventually to the Pro Bowl.
|1 week 1 day ago||For purely selfish reasons||
I'm glad he's switching to O-line. The Jets play the Jags in preseason, and wouldn't want him to make his mark at the expense of one of his former teammates. (And vice versa.)
|1 week 5 days ago||Interview with Aunt of Gina de Jesus||
The main gist of the interview being a request for the media to give the families time and distance. She does say that the three girls ("...women," she corrects herself) all have positive attitudes, and are stronger than she could ever be. She give a pretty good impression of strength and wisdom herself.
|1 week 5 days ago||So after figuring out a way to distinguish Caleb from Kaleb||
in the same recruiting class, they're both gone.
Klang, Klang, Klang goes the Bell.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||The latest outrage||
If you go to the MGoBlue.com highlight video of the Men's Gymnastics Team winning the NCAA championship-- this is MGoBlue.com fergodsakes-- they have to begin it with a voiceover saying they weren't allowed to use any footage of the actual championship. So as the announcer tells you of the magnificent successes of the team members, to illustrate it they have to show footage from previous meets or practice! Now could some lawyers explain, if student athletes are not professionals, who is it who is actually forbidding their own school, which pays for their education and training, from showing highlights of their students' competition free of charge on the Athletic Dept.'s website? And what is the legal defense for this prohibition? Doesn't the University at least own its own history?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If the colors are consistent with grad school||
Here's the Rackham Page. They describe the Business color as "drab." Gold is much more impressive (and, one would hope, appropriate). White listed for Literature, so I'd guess LS&A for undergrads. But where's Denard's tassel? [Someone else can make the joke about a tassel being too much like a shoelace.]
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Unfortunately there's no moderatory phrase for "celebratory"||
But congrats on coming out of the closet.
I'd also like to celebrate my discovery that the Jags are playing the Jets in preseason, so I'll be able get cheap seats on E-bay and show up in a Michigan hat. (Season ticket-holders resent paying full price for pre-season, but we rookie-watchers love cheering on the newbies trying to make an impression. Especially when they're Denard.)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Don't worry||
On this board, 1% refers to Brock Mealer.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Arizona, according to CBSSports.com||
Listed as signing today. And the only other Wolverine name I see there so far is Elliott Mealer to the Saints, as posted above, in the Sunday signing list, with former Wolverine Sam McGuffie also on today's list signing with the Raiders.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Makes sense||
And there's a video interview on the Jags' site where he's smiling a lot more. As was the interviewer. (Is it Eisen? It's taken from somewhere else, perhaps the NFL.com coverage, but it's obviously somebody from Michigan.) When guy-who-may-be Eisen ends the interview with "Go Blue," Denard answers "Go Blue" and then quickly adds "Go Jags!" Guy-who-may-be-Eisen's off-screen sidekick says to his partner, "You Michigan guys are so quick!"
Feeling better about his happiness both from that and the GM's interview quoted above (he's obviously followed DR intently), and feeling better about my happiness because I see the Jags are coming to play the Jets in preseason and I now have a reason to scout E-bay for an affordable ticket.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Solace from the pundits (and from Ace Sanders)||
Of course one pundit's opinion is worth... Well, I don't know enough about any of them, but since the only two I read ranked Jacksonville's draft (with a new GM) among the top, here's one opinion (Will Brinson, CBSSports.com):
They add the full tweet from Ace Sanders:
We got weapons for days!! I gotta call my boy denard!!! That's like family! Im real excited
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I hope not||
They cut RVB before the season. Kept hoping someone else would pick him up. But best of luck to Roh.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Welcome, Young Man||
We too are blessed, in Moe Ways than we can count.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Sam scored a 16.10 in his high bar routine||
It was absolutely deserving of the incredibly high score. Left us breathless. Spectacularly high-flying and, as far as I could tell, perfectly executed. Syque Caesar came in second in parallel bars behind Mikulak and third in high bar, and he and Rohan Sebastian tied for fourth in floor. In parallel bars, Adrian de los Angeles added another All-American placement to his 2nd in yesterday's all-around (on a sprained ankle), and Dylan James got his first All-American placement, in pommel horse. As for history: here's the summary from MGoBlue.com:
Sam's a junior, but he'll definitely be back next year. Today I sat with the group of maize T-shirts, correctly guessing they were family and friends of the team. Turns out the lady I asked was Sam's mother, a former gymnast herself and a truly lovely lady, and the family invited us to sit with them. Nice to be able to celebrate his highest ever high-bar score with his Mom. You can't imagine how incredible it is to see this level of gymnastics live.
For those of you who haven't, next year the tourney is in Ann Arbor. Everybody should be back but Rohan Sebastian. It's more than worth the [very reasonable] price of the ticket.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||And I was there||
My first, and probably only, National Championship of any kind. Penn State was ranked #1 all year, and this was in their house (and my tickets were in the midst of their huge and enthusiastic crowd). And Oklahoma, ranked #2, was the only other team Michigan had lost to. But Michigan was finally (supposedly) healthy and at full strength just in time for the Big Tens, and it showed. As for being happy Mikulak was finally healthy, when he was presented the All-Around trophy and after the runners-up (including #2 Adrian de los Angeles) had been given theirs, the announcer again congratulated Sam for his victory, and I do believe he added "...who performed tonight with a sprained ankle!" And Sam smiled.
EDIT: Went to the event finals today and was talking to a woman who turned out to be Sam's mother if the announcer's statement about Sam having a sprained ankle was correct. No, it was Adrian de los Angeles. We'd noticed Adrian limping a bit after his vault but forgot about it, and he still managed to come in second in the all-around.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And to bring this thread even less OT,||
Lawrence Kasdan wrote, directed and produced "The Big Chill" - about a reunion of college friends who in one memorable scene are watching a Michigan football game on TV.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||I'd like to think this wasn't a coincidence||
Being the wise young man that he is, Drake suspected we could use some good news to assuage the expected pain.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||They mentioned Kaleb Ringer||
on the audio. I thought he was still injured. Was he really out there?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Another greyshirt rules question||
A greyshirt can't participate in football activities in his greyshirt year, but is there any reason he can't go out for wrestling that year and participate in training with them?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||And they're probably not alone||
Not to diminish the effect of our incredible fan base, but it's quite likely that the ratings spike was also influenced by the general fandom having now seen these guys play and realizing how much fun they are to watch.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I was afraid to click in today||
But this is the home to turn to. Thanks, Brian. Felt surprisingly good this morning, but even better to know I'm not alone. This is going down as one of the great championship games in NCAA history, according to commentators with no allegiance to either team. And for those of us who love this team, we can only love them more. These are little (or not so little) kids out there. Some under-recruited, some walk-ons, some privileged with NBA genes, but not a diva in the bunch. Cheering and supporting each other, passionate and driven and not afraid to work or dare. And a coaching staff to respect and admire. This Michigan place is a damn lucky U.
Okay, I'll shut up now.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||Normally wouldn't say anything,||
but in your title you might want to add the second "M" in "scrimmage." The folks that read this blog like to see as many Ms as possible.
EDIT: And compulsive over-writer means my comment is now redundant.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Highlights now posted on MGoBlue.com||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Fortunately it's also an opera||
So we can discuss it like civilized folks.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I knew it was a good sign||
when I updated the page and got Page Not Found.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Besides being a wonderfully written piece||
and insight into the guy with the perpetual smile (at least what we've always assumed from what we see on these pages), you've given us a greater understanding of an illness that is one of many that have been misunderstood, misrepresented or simply dismissed, attributed to stress or neurosis or simple malingering, before science caught up and recognized that the sufferers were really suffering. Whether they have the cure [yet], that simple recognition can be medicinal in itself, knowing that you're not insane or lazy or a weakling or narcissist or whatever names are thrown out. I've had a couple of those "weirdnesses" myself, not nearly as serious or debilitating, but just learning there was an actual cause was freeing, after years of keeping things to myself. And in those cases, once I learned the cause, I could handle the symptoms.
From what you're saying, science is catching up with yours-- a good sign that they've given it a real name that doesn't imply simple laziness. I remember early on there was speculation that the illness formerly known as CFS may have been caused by the virus that causes mono (another illness I didn't respect until I had it). Is that still being considered, or has that been eliminated as a possible cause?
EDIT: Thanks to milkman for the science update.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I was with you||
until the bit about saying goodbye to Denard. But I suppose I could skip that part...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Ah, that explains it.||
The cities have to VIE for inclusion. Truly intelligent cities wouldn't care.
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||Go Badger!||
As long as Michigan has no one in the back final, nice to see a Wisconsin swimmer have their first NCAA win since, what, 1959?!?! Is that really what they said?
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||The final 1650 heat will be tonight||
The earlier heats just ended, with the only Michigan swimmer participating, freshman Anders Nielsen, coming in 5th out of 28 (and bettering his time). Michigan has three swimmers in the final 8 tonight (those with highest qualifying times), so if the times hold, we should do pretty well. A Georgia swimmer in Nielsen's heat swam much faster than his qualifying time, so even if he and one or two others have times good enough to move into the top 8, Nielsen's time would be good enough for the top 16 (getting points) and the Cal swimmer most likely wouldn't.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Seniors Hugging||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Cal didn't make the A final in the relay||
And Michigan is first seed.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Johnson's post-game comments||
Sports Illustrated: LINK
|7 weeks 1 day ago||SI's Glockner concludes "Law of Averages"||
But doesn't skip discussion about karma. A smile-inducing read: LINK
to... Well, you know the ending.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I knew I could depend on you!!!!||
This is the part I missed when my TBS stream ended with a graphic saying I had used up my free hours, without having warned me such a thing existed. [I posted this elsewhere to wallow in my self-pity. I posted it here to thank you.]
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The streamed prelim coverage||
was far superior to the ESPN3 coverage later. ESPN didn't seem to be aware, or care, that some viewers might be interested in who finished third (or 4th-8th). [I suspected Michigan came in third in at least one event, I think two, but didn't know for sure until they put them on the boxes for their awards.] The streamed coverage is obviously meant for people who care about swimming, with graphics and audio so you know what's going on. [The prelim stream was archived, so I could watch most of them before the finals.]
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You're certainly luckier than I was...||
Watching on the stream, and just as it looked like Michigan might have a chance to pull it close at the end, it stops and a notification appears that I've used up my "free four hours." Didn't know I only had four hours. And then a friend texts me that we're in OT. So you must have gotten the part of the game I missed.
This is a true story.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Union Square from Time Square - Quick & Easy Subway Trip||
Alumni watch places for both basketball and hockey are near Union Square, but Brother Jimmy's BBQ is closer to the subway, which on the yellow line (R,N & Q) is only two stops from Time Square on the express (they change tracks on the weekend, so whichever is on the express track) and only 2 more stops on the local. Take whichever train comes first. Get out on the uptown end of the train to the 16th St. exit, quick walk through Union Square Park and it's only half a block further East on 16th St. Prof. Thom's is nearby, but a longer walk if you're in a hurry.
2012/2013 U-M NYC OFFICIAL BASKETBALL & HOCKEY WATCH LOCATIONS
Otherwise, most bars near wherever you are will have tourney basketball and you can probably request a TV if the game isn't showing. Hockey I'm not so sure. Too many teams playing basketball.
EDIT: Just noticed you gave your location. From 49th & 6th, walk one block West to 49th St. & 7th Ave. and take the yellow trains downtown to Union Square. (MTA Trip Planner estimates 16 mins. at that time.) There's also another subway line w/ an entrance probably right below your building, but it requires a transfer which would add time: taking the orange trains (F, B or D) to 34th St. and a change to the yellow trains.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Good to know that NFL Scouts were "shocked"||
that Big Will wasn't invited to the combine. So who is it who makes the determination, if not the teams and/or their scouts? [Genuine question for those who know.] And good to know that Will more than confirmed the opinions of those shocked at his combine absence.
[Nice choice of Dilithium photo as the article's illustration.]
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Not the cover picture, but the picture on the announcement page||
is a classic:
[EDIT: using more unnecessary words
to see if moving the picture down will
cancel the slimming effect.]
[Nope. For full un-squished picture that does him justice, use the link in the OP.]
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||Another Michigan alum, Andy Kurtzman||
was a writer on SNL in the mid-80s. (He also was one of the writers of See No Evil, Hear No Evil, a film starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, who was married to Gilda Radner, one of the original SNL cast.)
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Their parents will be so proud.||
Love the shot with the policeman.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I guess the race is too long for a video...||
Would love cheering them on after the fact. At least the ladies can cheer each other on.
(And I'm pissed that there's no stream of tonight's Men's Gymnastics. For those closer to home, #2 Michigan is hosting #3 Oklahoma tonight at Cliff Keen Arena. )
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Iowa's Writers Workshop is legendary||
Kind of like the Michigan football program. If it wasn't the very first MFA in writing, it was one of the first. Michigan's MFA program is relatively new, so if it's #2 to Iowa in such a short time, and even before this donation, that's pretty impressive.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think that comment was just referring to legacies||
although it includes some. More an observation that coaches and former players, wherever they played/coached, respect the Michigan program enough to send their kids there.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||How could a recruit not want to train with this guy?||
What a terrific young man. (Yes, I join the smile-watching-the-video brigade. My cheeks are still a-blush with smile.)
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Things we didn't know about Beilein||
I know the commentators think we don't know he's never been an assistant coach, but
I didn't know that. I really didn't know that.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Are Cooper and Lily your kids?||
Your desire for privacy will be fully and responsibly respected, if you choose not to answer. [See how mature we are here?]
Whatever they're named (and I do like Cooper and Lily), they will thank you for your transfer of focus. Kids take a lot of attention, but they're a lot more fun than many of us, even when they're snarky or obnoxious.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I'm even later to the party||
But that's because I thought he was already a mod.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Love the call for Hoke's "accountant"||
Kovacs CPA to the rescue.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||She's on Letterman tonight||
Of course, it's a rerun...
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Two Victories over MSU this weekend||
Women's gymnastics. In their building. (But expected.)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Fortunately we can get Sam for free on WTKA||
Don't see his [almost] daily Recruiting Roundup for today, but maybe that's to make room for his Thursday segments with our Fearless Leader.
Podcasts here: http://www.wtka.com/page.php?page_id=87
EDIT: I'm blind. Today's Recruiting Round-up is Segment 7. Talking about Campbell's visit as I start to listen...
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The many looks of Brady||
Linked in a Sports Illustrated article about Brady's contract extension is a 34-picture slide show [LINK] of "rare photos" in honor of Tom's 35th birthday. Some choice ones, including Tom on a Twosie, Tom with Donovan McNabb (and those mavens of Michigan fball history know when those two met before) talking with a third gentleman who was only a senator then, and Tom looking intellectual at the opening of the Uggs for Men store in NYC. (Oh, yes. There's at least one of him with his wife.)
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Montgomery||
Don't think anyone means to villainize him (or most, at least). Hard to imagine a better place for a young defensive line coach to learn his craft than with Hoke & Mattison to mentor him. And can't imagine that with a bit of experience and ambition, he wouldn't want to move on to where he could go solo.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Tim Rohan: Former Times Intern||
Rohan started as an intern at the Times last summer. The staff beat-writers figured a good assignment to pawn off on an intern was to cover a Mets game. (The Mets didn't have a particularly exciting season.) Game turns out to be the first no-hitter in Mets history, and Tim's by-lined article was the entire cover page of the next day's Sports Section [LINK] and earned him public kudos from quite a few well-known sports writers. A Star is Born.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||And he ran back to Pittsburgh||
as soon as he could.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||So that's what I missed.||
Tuned in a bit late to the audio stream and heard them laughing about Hoke acting like an extra assistant coach out there. Thought they said he was constantly in Beilein's ear, but this completes the picture.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting timing...||
Do you think he's sending a message to Montgomery that they've got their eyes on some recruits in his new neighborhood? Education? Cowboy boots? We've got 'em.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I guess I'm in the minority here||
But yes, Ang Lee. Incredible job.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Thought Life of Pi was incredible||
Yes, the special effects are spectacular, but it was the only way to make that film. I read (and loved) the book, and it was an incredibly faithful adaptation. Visually magnificent, but much much more. (It doesn't all take place on the boat, by the way.) The human story (and the animals are part of that), and that wonderful young man who plays the young Pi is not FX, nor are the parts of the story of Pi's childhood & family, but they're as colorful and entertaining as the middle section on the boat. Not disappointed it didn't get best picture in a year full of good choices, but Ang Lee's directing award was well deserved in another crowded field.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||And that's why I read it||
The Head Bloggers have a sense of humor (senses of humor, to be more precise, since they differ), to go along with their responsible journalism and M fanaticism. [I was actually sorry I couldn't upvote the Sing Along with Seth piece because he's a front-pager. Thought it brought reasonableness and clarity after the several Montgomery-departure threads.]
Tastes differ in humor as well as in all else, but that's another positive of this blog. It's full of posters with different brains and tastes and views. So some of the jokes fall flat, and some of the reasoning is weak, some of the grammar is... ungrammatical, and some of the taste is tasteless. Vive la difference. [And thanks for the mods for what really needs to go.]
|11 weeks 6 days ago||If even I didn't think you were one of the wittiest||
posters on here, I'd say go for whatever you want. Too many times you've made me laugh out loud (seriously, though I refuse to use the abbrev.) for me to pick and choose.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||60 Minutes tonight||
was an interview with the author of "No Easy Day." Seems the film was pretty accurate.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Not to worrry||
So I guess he's saying the Lions aren't going to take him.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for answering that question||
before it had to be asked.
He did well by us while he was here, and while he was leaving.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Just as I'm reading this||
The TV guys go to commercial with "7-0 run by the Spartans."
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Shoelaces and dreads tied||
[Picture looks better on NFL.com. Great shot with correct proportions.]
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Understood.||
Enjoyed your comment, actually, so thought it a good place to add his number so those watching would know the running order.
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||WO26||
Coverage of him getting into zone, lying down with his earphones on.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||What people seem to forget...||
And maybe I imagined it because no one ever refers to it. But wasn't another (earlier) highlight of that game when Clowney had to leave the game briefly because of some affront to his groin area? And wasn't it V. Smith who caused the offending collision (perhaps with his now-famous helmet)?
I'd appreciate someone with film replay capabilities to confirm or refute. If true, I think these two events should forever be linked in football lore.
V. Smith. Our beloved Little Big Man.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Good question||
The schedule just says "Mets." But it is spring training, so maybe a mix? (Any insiders know more?) We obviously have a connection with Wilpon, and the new pitching coach (Sean Kenny) played in the Mets organization before he started coaching.
EDIT: Beat me to it, Skip.
2ND EDIT IN SHAME & HUMILIATION: Meant to edit the OP to add "some of" (those Mets) and accidentally hit the upvote button! I will crawl into my hole now.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for asking the question.||
I turned on the Gametracker (after the baseball team won 9-1!), just in time for the hit onslaught. But since i'm supposedly working, I peaked up to see the runner on 2nd without being able to find out how she got there.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Just found the source of the rumor||
A slight misreading of headline in MGoBlue.com. Someone (not suggesting who) seems to have gotten it backwards. NFL coaches coming here, not vice versa.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Good prelude for big recruiting weekend though.||
One of the kids brings up the rumor, and Mattison breaks out in uproarious laughter. "Hoke? Leave Michigan for the NFL? Heck, I left the NFL for Michigan!"
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I guess your first post got lost in the shuffle||
But you are apparently right. Just checked the local CBS listings here in NYC for March 3: 4:00 is indeed M-MSU. So at least this part of the east coast is okay. Unless I'm missing something in the OP and it's asking for help from us lucky east coasters to feed our broadcast to the other parts of the country that are deprived...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||So, so incredibly sad.||
Just looking at his smiling face and imaging who he was and who he might have been...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||And look at their joining dates-||
Only digits are 0, 1 and 2 for both of them. Very suspicious.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Hopefully he doesn't get mono his senior year||
But fortunately, one gets over the effects of mono. Eventually.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||Thanks for bringing that up||
Because today's men's gymnastics meet at OSU was the first men's meet televised (the women's gymn. team is at least streamed on line most meets, the men's not even streamed, though they're both in the top 3 nationally), I called a local bar and asked if they got BTN and could spare a TV. I sat at the bar next to a few Columbia students, who said "You're the one who called about gymnastics!" They were there to socialize, but they watched a bit. And later I noticed a couple other guys standing in the middle of the room, just there to swig a beer or two, glued to the screen. Watching really, really good gymnastics transfixed them. And they didn't even ask why the hell the TV was showing gymnastics.
PS: I listened to the women's bball audio stream at home first, and I must say the audio was plenty exciting.
PPS: Both men's and women's gymnastics teams won today too.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||My guess was going to be||
that a beloved recent team grad or former M NFL player was going to come back to be a grad ass't/coach. But these comments don't seem to work with that, unless there's a special reason TomVH et al would leave it for Ferns to announce...
|13 weeks 3 days ago||And who cares if it's true he lets his underlings||
write all those personal letters? How's he supposed to hold a pen when he's always pointing?
EDIT: Sorry for overlapping ideas, Dutch. Hadn't read that far.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||And for those too lazy to read the link||
and for those who Google and find the post above only to start an internet storm saying that J. Hoke was fired, he was not. Flattering quote from the linked article:
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Appreciate the support||
I figured even if there were a couple people here who were interested, it'd be more than in my "real" life. (Of course if I talk about national signing day to my "real" friends, their eyes glaze over.)
I wonder if there are any of the NYC sports bars that will let me hang around and watch this week's meet Sunday against OSU after the basketball game. It's the first meet being televised (or even streamed).
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Great recap - Look forward to Game 2 report||
Are you down in Florida watching? I'll think of you (and the team) as I go out to take my walk in the snow and see if any stores are open.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||We may have to establish a 2031 recruit||
cute picture open thread!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Beilein agrees with you.||
On his WTKA interview (yesterday?), says that Morgan's contributions don't always show up in the stats but his maturity and experience are sorely missed.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Gametracker still hasn't started.||
So what else is new? Guess their techies don't get up this early.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I kept my avatar for posts such as this||
to celebrate with you vicariously. Originally came from a gift I ordered for a niece's birth, and since I was a newbie on the blog myself... But you've already learned the trickiness of getting the right fit for babies, and in my niece's case they were too small by the time the box was opened. (Feet grow quickly. I think the originals of my avatar were hung on the baby's crib as decor.)
The hats are perfect. Besides being gorgeous, they'll grow with the adorable little heads. (My esteemed but long retired professor of costume history and design would salute your wife's creativity in the color reversal.)
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Additional evidence to support your conjecture||
is that he's wearing matching overalls.
EDIT: Response to Ace. But in response to question directly above, judging from the apparent masculinity of the arm behind Tree I'd suspect that that's Overalls Guy rather than Overalls Gal.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Eddie George was Derrick's idol||
growing up, according to his interview yesterday on WTKA. (It must have been with Sam Webb... Think he said he was an OSU fan growing up because of Eddie George. So it says a lot about Mr. George that he'd give Fred Jackson props even though he works for a rival.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||In case it takes time for the power to come back on||
in NYC, at least, they're repeating the new episode at 10:00 pm as well. Or in case your VCR isn't working and you want to study the plays in more detail.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||What lovely timing for this post!||
I realized I was getting bored by that football game with players I don't really care about.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I clicked the give-it-to-the-kids button||
so I didn't even know I should be impatient. I was already getting pleasure imagining the little kid wearing it. Best of luck with the next steps, Tay. We know you'll get there.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I got a different impression||
That Poggi's father said he was getting annoyed with this rumor continually popping up and having to deal with it, implying nothing's changed. But by now you'll see the new Poggi post, if you haven't already.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Redundancy be damned.||
Love you, Denard.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||And 3rd Place! Shout out to Alex & Maia||
Probably too late to post this since it's dropped off page 1, but now that I've watched my tape of the finals, I feel compelled:
The male halves of all three ice-dancing medal teams are in the picture above (as their slightly younger selves), along with their then college roommate, Trevor Young (a pairs skater who then posted he was going to come back to do a Masters in Industrial and Operations Engineering). I believe Alex Shibutani (lower right-hand corner) and his sister Maia had been silver medalists the last two years, and Evan had been out with an injury. Now that Evan's back with a new partner, they've swept the medals, and all with exquisite routines. Congrats again. (And I love that the picture is courtesy of Meryl!)
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Wedding picture was posted yesterday||
but the wedding was actually last December. So Elliot gets a pass.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||It's a gorgeous picture||
even if one didn't know the back story. But something about the picture gives you the idea there's a great story behind it, even the imaginery one isn't nearly as miraculous as we know the real story to be.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||I guess you saved me the trouble of finding that picture||
of you and your skating roomies with all the M decor to defend your macho cred. Big fan of the whole Michigan skating crew, and was actually watching the tape of yesterday when I saw the post title. (Yes, it gave the results away, but I wasn't surprised.) [Pause to watch your short program.]
Former dancer here who wouldn't possibly have the courage to make the impossible look so easy on the ice, and with those sabers on your soles. I confess to be one whose fascination/obsession with Michigan football often requires defense of my femme cred. Yes, it's possible to be a fan of both (but certainly not required or even expected). Having a home team to root for has much to do with the depth of the fandom.
So thanks to you and Meryl and your M-related practice-mates for prompting me to learn how far ice-dancing has gone since I watched as a child, and making American ice-dancing not only a part of the international discussion but bringing it to the pinnacle. You're a joy to watch.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I was so excited that I could watch Women's Gymnastics||
streaming at 4:00 pm so I could be distracted from this tension. But damn if that wasn't last week's schedule. Maybe I should go read a book.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke/Drew Sharp Interaction||
I agree with much of what you said, including that Harbaugh can be a jerk. But I take exception with your equating his jerk-ness with Hoke's interaction with Drew Sharp. Sharp was being the jerk, and Hoke handled him with patience and class, as well as with strength and certainty. Sharp kept trying to put words in his mouth, and Hoke, with that little smile in his eyes that we've gotten used to, but was new to us at the time, simply repeated his own words. Strongly and clearly. (Repeat interaction, 2 or 3 times more.) I clearly remember that moment, because it was when I woke up to this surprising (to most of us) choice of a coach. I saw that look in his eyes and said, "Yes!" This was a guy I could root for.
I used to root for Harbaugh as a player, and he's apparently a very good coach. But I know when the final teams for the Super Bowl were announced I found myself not really caring who won. Ray Lewis is a good player too. Not equating his misdeeds with Harbaugh's, but I'm not really excited about rooting for either of them. And even though Mario could get a ring, I can't watch him play and celebrate. (Yes, I rooted for Jonathan Goodwin even back in his Jets days. But rooting for a center to make good snaps and avoid penalties is simply not enough. And he too already has a ring.)
But now that I think about it, maybe I'll root for John Harbaugh.
By the way, two of the Ravens' assistant coaches have Michigan roots: Andy Moeller is the Assistant Offensive Line and Teryl Austin, the DB coach, used to be an assistant coach at Michigan.
EDIT: Apparently MGoBlue.com is out of date. According to the Ravens website, Moeller is no longer an assistant but the real-deal Offensive Line coach.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Assumed Tennessee was out||
when he cut the orange out of his hair. But maybe that was just one of those recruits-playing-with-us gestures?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||87-76||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Actual coverage? Thank you.||
To confirm what you've heard, Detnews LINK. Kept out of contact because of same nerve injury. (If it's still a problem, will another day or two help? Certainly hope so.) Reports of good catches, but they're undefended. For some reason, draftniks want to see how he can catch when somebody's trying to stop him.
On the good news/bad news front: A WR coach praises his attitude, even without being able to play, asking the right questions, etc. Not surprising. Bad news is that WR coach is for the Raiders.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Risk management studies||
also recommend patience in save button effect. Failing to do so = double post.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Risk management studies||
recommend not playing in heels without tying your shoelaces.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Not a dig at current AD, but||
just a reminder that both gymnastics head coaches predate him: Kurt Golder is in his 19th year as men's coach (and was himself a member of Michigan's 1975 Big Ten Championship team), and women's coach Bev Plocki is in her 24th season.
Great tradition in both, and this year promises to be a special one. Injuries are always an issue, but it's nice to know that the women are healthier and the men just won their first competition, The Windy City Invitational, beating teams that were all in the pre-season top 15 (No. 1 Illinois, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 10 Iowa, No. 15 UIC), without their Olympic veteran Sam Mikulak. As we football fans know, depth is good.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||That's a nice solution||
It's like at the Olympics. Kids proudly represent their home team, but they get an opportunity to meet and play with kids from all over, and in this case, kids they hope they get to play with as pros, becoming friends until they're rivals again. In the Olympics they exchange pins, here helmet stickers. But the backpack idea is brilliant. Making friends, sharing memorabilia, and still retaining the pristine beauty of the iconic helmet.
But I wouldn't judge the kids who do otherwise. It's still The Helmet. (Disclaimer: Other rules apply to regular-season play. Yes DB?)
EDIT: Now that I see the Morgan Trent picture, I may second-think that. I was thinking cute little decals, not magna logos.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I never watched the show||
but now I feel I have to. Thanks to all for the capsulizing tidbits.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||The Kid from Deerfield Beach||
Thanks for the lead-in. I can never resist an opportunity to post this picture.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Selfish response...||
If he goes to the Jets, I'll be able to see him. I suspect the preseason seats will be going for a song on Ebay.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||This could have been its own post||
And probably should be.
Thanks for the info!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone know the name of the erudite basso?||
I know a casting director who could get him some work.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Confirmation, for those who need it,||
on the Bills website. The 10 new hires include Chuck Driesbach (one of two linebackers coaches). Anyone know if he's related to Scott? He spent a couple years as secondary coach at MSU and was DC at Western Mich for three...
But back to Wheatley. Congrats to one of my all-time favorites. And congrats to Buffalo for getting him.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Some kids are afraid of Michigan's academics||
You can't fault a kid for wanting to go to a school where he might be able to pass.
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||But certainly as exciting.||
We all love to watch a new coach bring one of our teams to (or back to) prominence. I'll have the Gametracker on while the TV's on the boys.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||But it would bring him closer to home...||
And then when Jackson retires it may not seem like a horizontal move going West on I-94.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Wheatley as Jackson's successor||
was one of our fantasies, but now with his impressive coaching trajectory, I suspect he'd be waiting for Hoke's retirement. Or maybe Borges... Hmmm. Do many OCs come from RB coaching?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks. Your link is a better indication of their health.||
My embedding makes them look like they haven't been working out.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Before the bowl, someone posted a picture Countess tweeted||
of himself surrounded by his injured compatriots (in their bowl unis), with a shout-out to an unpictured Fitz, their newest club member. Anyone remember where it was? I remember being struck by the complete absence of crutches, braces or casts.
EDIT: Found it. Bodogblog posted it on the Peach Bowl thread.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Crocheting is more economical||
You only need one needle.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Ah, that's right. Sorry.||
I knew she was giving us inside info on something... I should never test my memory at bedtime.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||She's a basketball player, right?||
And next to Lewan she looks so petite.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I agree, and I'm surprised I agree||
And nice to know he did it for a good cause. (I'd like to see the before and after picture of his sister alongside his. Wonder how much they looked alike with the flowing locks.)
|18 weeks 3 days ago||And the guy at CBS Gametracker||
fell asleep at the start button again. Anybody have the score?
EDIT: 13-12. The radio guys caught us up after commercial.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Did you plan it that way?||
|19 weeks 18 hours ago||Hutchinson and Jamison are both on IR||
and Orr's been out of the league for quite a while.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||You're supposed to be known for your artwork||
But the wording here is what makes my surroundings dusty. Perfect. Second [third, etc.] all suggestions above.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Too many Canadians opting for basketball.||
And coming down South.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I really didn't want to use a /s||
Because I don't think I was being sarcastic. I was just having a bit of fun. I can understand my humor falling flat, but flamebait? Guess we need a "lame attempt at humor" moderation. Accuracy in all things.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||So Vincent obeyed the rules by letting go of the ball.||
If he has to stop play immediately when his helmet comes off, It seems logical that the fumble wouldn't count because Vince-- being a responsible and experienced senior-- dutifully stopped play, i.e, holding on to the ball.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||With the caption||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Lack of communication||
Considering the situation with the coaching change and the attitudes of many [most?] about Gerg's legacy, it's not surprising they felt communication would be awkward. It may have been partly out of respect for Roh-- not putting him in the position of seeming disloyal to his new coaches. All parties say they want to reconnect now that Roh's Michigan football career is over.
Does anyone remember ever hearing anything about Robinson's daughter's situation when it was happening? I certainly don't. Odd that it took this long.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||With those uniforms||
No wonder the Photo Day video focuses on Beckmann and keeps the guys in the distant background. Not only ugly and painful for the eyes, but unflattering. Is it possible the shoulder pads will help?
Love the Beckmann interview. Encouraging to think all the Norfleet talk is less about DB desperation and more about Fleet himself. "Mattison loves him." And what Mattison wants, Mattison gets.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I was so blinded by their uniforms||
that I missed the important part: None of them wearing casts, braces, or even bandaids!
|19 weeks 5 days ago||You'd be surprised||
Or maybe not.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats on being mature beyond your years.||
It gives us hope for the future.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Sam Webb agrees with Tom||
In his recruiting round-up on WTKA he sounded pretty certain McQuay was going elsewhere, despite his practice appearance, but was still high on the Green chances. (He didn't mention anything about McQuay-related "shady" issues referred to below.)
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Ah, that could explain it.||
I could have sworn I'd heard them say ten. In the meantime I checked to see if it had been career interceptions, but it turns out he's not listed for any interceptions in his previous NFL stops.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Considering the Giants are currently ahead 35-7||
I'd say he and the rest of the O-Line are doing pretty well.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Well, there goes Stevie's tie for the lead||
But he still has time...
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Thanks. Will make the correction.||
Think that makes him tied for season lead. (Hard to type, listen and research at the same time.) But now I hear them say Stevie's on the ground. Will follow up.
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||The kind of mentoring that usually ends with college||
I can't believe this isn't a pretty rare situation in the NBA. The coach's creativity in designing a new role for Darius, a young unfinished player who's still willing to learn, the star players encouraging him and enjoying his progress. It's really a great story.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||Glad it was Burbridge who scored.||
Now I can go to bed happy. Poor kid wanted to go to Michigan.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Half-time for M Women||
45-20 over Niagara. 62.1% shooting, 62.5% from 3-point range.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Who thought rooting for Minnesota||
could be so much fun?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I got the right Brady,||
but the only big snow games I remembered were when Tom was a pro.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I thought it was so obvious||
that I kept expecting one of the players to sneak in behind Borges with a Santa cap and beard.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||This has been a bad month for M alumni||
in the NFL. Jake Long, David Molk and Steve Hutchinson all joining Tim Jamison on IR. And this one really hurts.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||The glossy helmets are so photogenic||
Tilting at windmills.
|22 weeks 15 hours ago||Horford and the Band||
Horford: The way he was slamming his fist on the floor made it seem that it was a re-injury, the kind of combination of pain and frustration of knowing exactly what happened, because it had happened before. So guess it looked that way because that's what it was.
Band: The pep band came to MSG back in the Amaker post-season NIT games. Unfortunatley this year's MSG games (both bball games and the hockey game) were OSU game week, so I wasn' t surprised the band couldn't be there. I was disappointed the band wasn't there tonight, but isn't it the middle of finals? They've got to schedule these games when it's good for the school and not when it's good for the venue. (Yeah, I know. Good luck with that..)
|22 weeks 1 day ago||He just looks like he has the Wisdom of a 50-yr-old.||
And besides, we all know 50's the new 18.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Considering his size,||
any hug has got to be a pretty big one to be successful.
This is one of those stories that brings out the maternal in me. No matter his size or stars, I'm so happy for him. Glad he's found his home. And had time to make sure it's the home he wanted.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Getting tickets at ALL will be an issue.||
Sold out way in advance, probably only way is to sell a child and go to a broker.
Not knowing you or what you (and/or) your lady would like, three very different recommendations for which tix are available (Google for reviews or more info): Peter and the Starcatcher, Once and War Horse (at Lincoln Center).
EDIT: Here's the Book of Mormon page on broadwaybox.com, a great place to check for discount coupons/codes and links to brokers w/tix for sold-out shows:
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I assume you mean buying from a scalper?||
Most of you probably know this, but for those who've never been to one of these one-ticket-for-multigames deals, be aware that once the ticket is scanned you can't exit and re-enter.
So caveat emptor: In my stupid[er] days, I went last minute to see Michigan at the postseason NIT (Amaker team) at MSG and bought a ticket outside. The scanning authority wouldn't let me in, looking at me with a knowing smirk but only saying "You can't reenter after exit." (The seller was probably picking them up on the street as fans tossed them out.) It was embarrassing, but I went back outside, found the guy in the crowd (he was still there trying to sell to someone else), whispered in his ear that the ticket didn't work, and rather than make a scene and/or get arrested, he gave me my money back. Went to the box office and bought a real ticket for about the same price ($21 or so), for what turned out to be pretty good seats.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Canadian-based towns||
are known to travel well.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Definitely sports-related.||
Weren't there some recruits interested in engineering? They should see this to know it's a field taken seriously. With extra points for athletic ability, at least in the promo.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Good memory.||
You beat me before my due diligence update. It was in response to a question after Hoke said he'd wouldn't mind the NCAA allowing redshirt freshmen to play in bowl games. Someone asked if he had anyone in mind, and he said, "Maybe. Maybe. We like what Drake's done to this point..."
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't Hoke mention him in the bowl||
practice press conference as one of the freshmen who impressed him? Can't find a transcript...
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting that you think it's inappropriate||
for this audience while admitting you recognized it.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Correct. I had a feeling I should have gone back and edited.||
He seemed to come from nowhere because he was in the doghouse for so long. Now they trust him again, and rightly so. Since I was stretching to make his mention relevant to ths blog, I should instead have mentioned that there was a nice shot of David Baas patting his head when he came back to the huddle.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Stevie's becoming a very popular boy here in NYC||
As is the 5'9" rookie ninja runner David Wilson who just as I'm writing this made a third TD. [To keep this from making it OT, both he and Stevie are guys who seem, to local fans, to have come from nowhere. And happily making their presence known.]
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||Too bad it's not on ESPN3||
Gametracker for volleyball is completely useless, other than seeing the score. Cartoon court with none of those little school-color golf-tee people to give you an idea of who's playing when or where, or who's responsible for the comic strip SPLAT at the end of the play.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Says he'll be out two months||
but using the time to compete with the assistant coaches for Best Suit award.
[See his blog on MGoBlue.com.]
|23 weeks 1 day ago||He got to play in his hometown||
And the 50 friends and family members who bought tickets send their thanks to his ankle for postponing its [temporary] disability.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||The guy's clearly got a sense of humor||
and she clearly appreciates it. No hidden camera here.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Could it be possible||
that he waited for the draft to see if the future was going to be any better for the team and reason for him to regain that competitive spirit and return? I can more easily buy that than accept the front office's spin on the story, that Sanders would say screw them on the way out the door rather than the other way around.
But now to find someone with NFL channel so I can barge in and watch the Cato story.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||And he wrote a blog during his time in NFL Europe||
Seem to remember it being an official blog from the NFL Europe website. (M education pays off.)
Also Jonathan Goodwin took Baas's former position as starting C for the 49ers. Drafted by the Jets, then was starting center for the Saints in their 2009 Super Bowl Season & reserve 2010 Pro Bowler. Maybe not a big star, but he's had (and still has) a very productive pro career. (Was that the third guy you were thinking of, Jasper? Drafted in 2002.)
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Now I know I've lived in New York too long.||
Because I had to ask the same question, trying to figure out what two-sport recruit with the initials WJR was wavering in his commitment to MSU. WJR was our favorite Detroit station when I was a kid, fergodsakes. Didn't it play classical music as well as Ernie Harwell? And now it's Clear Channel? How the classy have fallen.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Love these guys so much||
I'm not even going to blame the allergies. I can only imagine if I could watch a video.
Thanks, Ace, for the coverage.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Good rationalization/adjustment||
Then we can leave Illinois where it is and forget about further expansion.
|24 weeks 2 hours ago||For the who's who challenged:||
Clear optical division with Red and Pigmentally Diverse. Requires a bit of tinkering and does not protect The Game:
If we choose not to expand further, we can fudge Illinois or ask them to make their orange a bit more crimson.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||Hmmm...||
The edit of my post above is due to you prompting me to check again. Thanks, JB.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||Did you sign in with your TV provider?||
They don't accept "antenna" for "WatchESPN."
EDIT: Despite their black-out map, they seem to have changed their collective minds. Too late to edit previous post. Sorry. The sky is not falling.
|24 weeks 23 hours ago||It's blacked out on ESPN3 for the whole US||
Well, I didn't check Alaska & Hawaii.
So far all the UM games have been blacked out for most, if not all, of the country. Of course they've generously offered it in the archives, to watch on ESPN3 after the game is over.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||No mention of him in the highlights||
though they showed a TD to #8, but I see him warming up with the rest of the team. Doing deep knee-bends. Guess that's a good sign.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||See post right above this one: Webb article in DetNews||
Dawson has mended bridges with the M coaches, but he also has other official visits scheduled, including Alabama and MSU in January.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Nepostism is rarely a good thing.||
Nepostism: Supporting your family on the internet usually shows loyalty, which is a good thing, except for when you get crass, vengeful and bitter on their behalf.
Nepotism, on the other hand, can mean you may have to fire your father after hiring him.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||A person who loves the team that's losing.||
And can't bear to watch his future teammates suffer, especially when he can't be on the field to help.
Guess that clinches it.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Or it could mean||
Soon because I'm bored with all this attention.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Moving up on Monday Morning||
He's up to 2nd place now with 31%.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||Just getting ready to join you at MSG||
Admission: First live Michigan Hockey game ever. Thanks to MGoBloggers for introducing me to the sport.
Sorry the pep band can't be here. Guess they had a previous commitment.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index||
"Video quality can fluctuate based on available bandwidth and computer resources" (as this site always warns). Since the first game isn't blacked out here in NYC, I suppose you should get the M game. Kansas State over Delaware 25-23 a few minutes ago.
On my way out the door to watch the other game live. And maybe catch the end of this one. Too late to ask for rooting suggestions.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||WoW!||
Reading your title, I was thinking "Didn't he just get there?" Of course I must have been wrong. Lo and behold, I'm not.
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Maybe I'm reading a different article||
In Rothstein's defense, this article http://espn.go.com/colleges/michigan/football/story/_/id/8644437/michigan-wolverines-denard-robinson-passes-torch-devin-gardner-symbolic-senior-day
(including a video of Chantel & Rothstein reporting) seems very fair and accurate about the history behind Denard "passing the torch" -- the hope of the coaches that they could put in the two-QB system they'd tried previously without much success, now forced by Denard's injury and the desire to get him on the field, and aided by Devin's improved passing [and confidence/experience]. Rothstein didn't ignore the injury:
It was, after all the last home game for the seniors, so passing the torch is certainly the right choice of phrase. Seems to be confirmed by their choice of photo to end the article:
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||At least those were just opinions||
I got home in time to watch the ESPN-on-ABC halftime report and that guy who was both a QB and a Bachelor started the Michigan-Iowa report by saying that Denard Robinson didn't play because of an injury. Then they showed highlights. Obviously none of them included Denard Robinson, because everyone knows he didn't play.
Didn't ESPN-on-or-off-ABC carry the game? Was nobody on their staff watching?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||He hasn't changed||
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Ah.||
|27 weeks 2 hours ago||Anyone know the question Roundtree answered||
with "No, I didn't think he did..." which prompted the "That's neither here nor there" (I assume from Devin) that got a big laugh from everybody?
PS to Thorin: Did you doctor the volume a bit? If you did, thanks. I listened to the post-games on MGoBlue.com last night and couldn't believe that through a half-hour press conference no one figured out that one of the mikes was off. Seemed to hear more of some of the comments here, but couldn't hear Fitz at all. Clearly the mike he, 'Tree and Kovacs were using wasn't working.