|3 hours 22 min ago||The T-shirt with this on it||
Suitable for wearing around friends who can't believe I like football. I explain that Woodson was recruited by the City Ballet, but he opted for an education and went with Michigan.
|5 hours 38 min ago||and his brother Honus||
[Made more sense when I thought you were talking about that other BBall.]
|1 day 12 hours ago||No.||
The new coaching regime has opted for something called physicality. Different strokes for different folks.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Yeah, that's the problem with attracting the best in the world||
Five of M's six individual championships are courtesy of Dylan Bosch, who swims for South Africa, and Bruno Ortiz, who swims for Japan. But the sixth, Paul Powers, is from Georgia and has already competed for the U.S. in junior international competition. And he's only a freshman.
It's fun to root for them all internationally, even if we're the only ones who know they're sort of Americans.
PS: We should still have former M swimmers on the next Olympic team, some of whom have already won medals.
|2 days 9 hours ago||This was originally posted by the father of a recruit||
which is why there was the controversy above. Besides the basic question of privacy and offending coaches of other schools, it makes sense that having his name (and his son's) in this public forum might have resulted in coaches being less willing to allow him into practice in the future.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Interview with Bolden on MGoBlue.com||
should answer your question. LINK
Also posted here earlier: See "Bolden speaks of Harbaughing..." Says he loves Hoke, so trying not to make value judgments, talking specifically (and enthusiastically) about the differences in practice.
|2 days 14 hours ago||And the Durkining and the Peppering...||
Great fun. [The authorized version from the Mothership!]
|2 days 14 hours ago||And much prettier than your avatar||
And much prettier than your avatar
|3 days 40 min ago||His life was as a blessing||
|3 days 13 hours ago||Congrats.||
As I read this, you have amassed 126 points. You now have your upvoting license.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Never heard of Randy Moss until he played for the NFL||
Tyrone Wheatley, on the other hand... Yes, it was with TJ Jr. that I felt I'd crossed the border.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I think his point was that he DOES know the difference.||
and was listing how different days can have the feeling of "a new year" and thus "a new beginning," New Year's Day being the obvious, and that to many (and he was very careful with his wording here to avoid the no religion/no politics issue), Xmas is that new year/new beginning, and that to us here, the first day of practice is that new year/new beginning. (Which in football, he says, you get to have twice a year, so that's a bonus doubling the chances of starting out fresh.)
|6 days 23 min ago||The team, the team, the team!||
All make their contributions for the good of all.
|6 days 30 min ago||Yeah, but what do you do with those changing borders?||
What about those towns that were in Poland one minute, then in Austro-Hungary, and then you try to track an ancestral one down and find out it's now in [the] Ukraine?
|1 week 24 min ago||Surprised about the #81list||
Until I realized that the two Michigan receivers I associated with #81 wore it in the NFL: Amani Toomer for the Giants, and Jason Avant managed to get the #81 in all three of his NFL teams: the Eagles, then the Panthers and now the Chiefs. (Avant wore #8 at Michigan and Toomer #18.)
|1 week 11 hours ago||Very impressive interview.||
How he used his redshirt year, balancing student teaching with football this year, and more. Looking forward to seeing him back on the field.
|1 week 12 hours ago||I have a serious traditionalist fan friend||
who has the same problem with The Big House. "It's called Michigan Stadium!!! The Big House is Southern Michigan Prison!" [We're from Jackson.]
Must say I haven't heard the complaint lately... Maybe the realization has sunk in that Michigan staff and announcers and players (and recruits) also use the term.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Best of luck to him.||
Hope he can carry some good memories of his time here, along with his degree.
It would be great to see him get a fresh start on the field and a chance to enjoy the game again.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I was prepared not to like it because it was a gimmick||
But I was surprised at how engrossing it was. , and the kid they found as the boy was incredible (too many incredibles, sorry, it's late), gradually his hair would grow, gradually his voice would deepen, and all the way through he was believable and very, very good.
Other than that, I saw all the nominated films but American Sniper, and they were all good. The apples & oranges thing. So I watched Downton Abbey and watched the end of the other thing.
Agreed with all the acting awards. [Wait? Who was supporting actress? I was watching Downton then. And that was the only one I wasn't sure about. Good performances, but.... ]
Thought JK Simmons in Whiplash was a shoo-in as soon as I saw the first few minutes of the movie. Some people I told not to see it, because it would strike too close to home. That teacher/professor/coach who "teaches" via humiliation, plus a few extra doses of psychopathology. And realizing later he's the same guy who plays the nebbishy professor of that insurance company's mythical college... [People who've watched Oz were less surprised. I've only seen him play nice guys.] Hoped Julianne Moore would win, and she did. All the lead actors were terrific in terrific roles, but Eddie Redmayne had the good fortune to be given the role of a lifetime and the challenge of playing someone who's still alive, and believably showing the gradual changes as his disease takes over (not a spoiler) without it becoming grotesque or a joke. I really thought I was looking at Stephen Hawking. And now when I see Stephen Hawking I think he's an imposter.
|1 week 1 day ago||And for us it's a title of honor||
and affection. We love our weird guys.
|1 week 2 days ago||Women chasing all the Big Boys (so to speak)||
In the midst of the Big Ten Tourney, the women swimmers are setting records. Currently #2 going into the finals.
#15 Women's tennis upset #6 Baylor 4-1, and Emina Bektas tied a Michigan record with most singles wins.
And #6 Women's gymnastics was 8-0 going into last night's meet with #1 Oklahoma (defending national champs) and almost upset them, closing the score to lose by less than 2/10 of a point (197.375-197.250). They've already beaten several ranked teams, and lead the B1G in 3 out 4 events. The 4th is vault (where they're only 2nd in the B1G), and if they'd only stuck a couple more landings on their spectacular vaults, they could have had the upset. Now they know they belong in the NCAA picture as well as being the favorites for the Big Ten.
Sophomore Nicole Artz (whose picture below seems to say it all), got a 10 from one judge in beam, winning the event with a career high 9.950. In contrast to the description of the SEC commentators for softball, the analyst for this meet was Olympic champ Shawn Johnson. Giving Oklahoma its due respect, she became very impressed with Michigan and wasn't shy about saying the other judge should have given Nicole the 10. Considering Shawn won the Olympic gold in beam, she should know. Below she's on floor, with almost as almost-perfect a score: 9.925.
EDIT: The picture is much better un-thinified.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wait a second!||
I've stared at that PeeWee Denard picture over and over again, and it was only now that I noticed the connection!
Denard and Jordan were destined to be together in our hearts!
|1 week 3 days ago||Ah, don't listen to Carlos.||
Although I wouldn't go so far as to get married to see an away game, I am a female and there are times I can't admit that I'm turning down comp tix for something because I have to sneak away and watch a Michigan sports event. And that sentence he obviously missed? Good sign for the marriage.
|1 week 3 days ago||I have the same problem.||
So here it is again. Works for me every time.
|1 week 3 days ago||Currently #44 on the active roster||
Whether he's still there after the draft and camps and preseason cuts is another question. But he wasn't one of the cuts after this season, isn't one of the 10 guys signed to their "futures/reserve" group, has been back and forth from their practice squad a couple of times, and I think this last time he was taken from Philadelphia's P.Sq. to move back on to their active squad. Sounds like they like him, so here's hoping.
|1 week 5 days ago||They're both from hot-climate schools||
where you work up a sweat just getting up in the morning. So maybe they're imagining what the AC would be like for summer work-outs.
|1 week 5 days ago||The MMB actually has an arrangement of "Monster Mash"||
Part of a monster-themed half-time show back in the early-to-mid-70s. (Just checked with the arranger to confirm.)
[It's possible you knew that, but just in case.]
|1 week 5 days ago||Parentage||
Griese was son of an NFL player who had a little success in his time and probably had no problem with his son's tuition, and Sheridan's dad had coached at Michigan and around the NFL, now back home as Lions linebackers coach. Not the standard walk-on profiles.
Update: Nick is now (or at least starting in 2014) an offensive graduate ass't at Tennessee.
|1 week 5 days ago||And didn't he just have an intense||
And didn't he just have an intense pre-draft ethics coaching session with Harbaugh?
|1 week 5 days ago||Thank you so much.||
Carry on, gentlemen.
|1 week 5 days ago||So who's the guy with him?||
I assume he's a recruit, and he's smiling. All the way down the board and no one's identified him or even asked. Guess our obsessions are getting diverted.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I remember getting grades then...||
But penmanship and citizenship* brought my GPA down.
*not political. I think it had something to do with giggling.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||The top three are tied at 15%||
with Beilein close enough at 10%... For those of us who need reminders, can we ask the OP to remind us every day?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thought so too||
Even though I first saw it on the official M team twitter (shocking!). Fortunately the warm-up photo tempted me to look further. Here's the LBSU website with the official history, plus quotes from team alumni-- including a couple MLB pitchers you may have heard of-- giving it their personal spin. [As posted below, it's the baseball nickname only. Their other teams are called the 49'ers.]
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's tricky [warning: broadcasting/corporate greed rant]||
I subscribed to the CBS sports thing on the monthly plan, primarily to see gymnastics (both M & W, though the men were rarely covered), and when I signed up this year it turns out that with the burgeoning conference networks the CBS thing is almost useless.
I've been able to watch a couple with BTNPlus (including the recent men's home meet upsetting #2 Stanford, with the bonus of Syque Caesar & Sam Mikulak commentating), but the women's recent meet at Georgia required belonging to the SEC network (via ESPN). And though I was able to see the men's meet at Penn State, it turned out to be a dual meet, with the Penn State women (against Maryland I think) competing as well as the men, so there was almost NO coverage of the Michigan men's routines. Yes, it's their home meet. But the Stanford men were given full attention and commentary at the Michigan home meet. Very frustrating. They might introduce a Michigan gymnast waiting for the cue to begin, and then move the cameras to Penn Staters competing, whether women or men. They even seemed to feature more of the Maryland women, probably because they're, you know, women. (So am I, in case that seems prejudicial.)
I especially wanted to see the men's meet this weekend at #1 Oklahoma, and I was thrilled to see a ""video" link show up on the MGoBlue listing only a day or two before the meet, but the link took you to Oklahoma's Fox-based pay network. Yes, Michigan lost, even with their highest score this season despite a couple falls, but Oklahoma, with its 7 returning seniors, set an NCAA scoring record, and it would have been nice to actually see what gave them such incredible scores.
Rant of Outrage: If some corporation is making money for showing our amateur athletes, whether or not at the home of the other team, shouldn't we be able to see them without paying fees to join every one of these competing networks? You'd think the conference networks would at least collaborate with each other to offer complimentary access to the fans of another conference's visiting team.
If you're reading this far, the women's M-MSU meet was not televised, but their Oklahoma meet will be available on BTNPlus. Good luck!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Last night was a replay of the 1975 premiere||
Just posted about it above. (Out of the loop myself, but I noticed it in the TV listings. Don't usually watch it these days, so would have missed it.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Last night's regular SNL slot was a reply of the premiere||
episode with George Carlin a shost and Janis Ian and Billy Preston as musical guests. She was a revelation, singing "Seventeen." Beautiful. Billy Preston was with his band, and wearing a disco-sequined wide-lapel black suit. Nice contrast to Ian's simple folk look. What a great combination. I assumed they always had only one musical guest, but there was no studio band for this episode, so maybe this wasn't so unusual in the early days?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Being the "odd man out"||
is the classic training ground of the comedian.
Nice to have proof of her cred.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sunday Update - They win again||
Run-rule 10-2 over Georgia Tech. Driesenga gets the W.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Since I'm late to the party||
May I request your now-gone-but-well-reviewed title?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Men's Update - #1 Oklahoma next for them too [edit - TODAY]||
Thought of writing an update last week after they upset #2 Stanford, but may as well give it in a preview to their upcoming meet in Norman, which should be a another good one.
Oklahoma, long a powerhouse in gymnastics, is currently #1 for both men & women. Their men's team is undefeated so far this year, with 7 returning seniors and only one freshman.
The Michigan men, like the women, are currently #5, but they're not undefeated, having a rebuilding year after the graduation of our Olympians. With talented youngsters and a few upperclassmen coming back from injury, they're gradually working in more competitive routines, debuting some riskier moves to upset #2 Stanford last week here at home. (The two teams they've lost to, Penn State & Illinois, are currently #3 and #4. With Oklahoma, Michigan will have already competed against all the teams in last year's NCAA finals.) Their only current all-arounder is a true freshman, Dmitri Belanovski, who capped the Stanford meet with a stuck landing in his new high bar routine, clinching the victory for the home team. Stacey Ervin, with three events scoring above 15.000, was named co-B1G gymnast of the week.
As for those graduated Olympians, 3-time NCAA Champ Sam Mikulak and Syque Caesar, one of the highlights of the Stanford meet was that they were the commentators on BTNPlus. They've stayed at Michigan as graduate assistants while they continue training, and now they may have an alternate career. They were terrific (in my completely unbiased opinion). Besides being incredibly knowledgeable and knowing most of the top men on the other teams, they were obviously enjoying themselves, helping us neophytes understand what makes one routine higher scoring and which positions on rings are inhumanly painful even when done correctly. Hope they get another chance.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
Have a couple non-Mich friends who were interested in seeing it. (And are willing to invite me over.)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"Are there any details on why now?"||
He was fired for telling too much truth.
EDIT: I was hoping I'd get away with a "/not politics, really" disclaimer. It was mean to be a joke (re: Brian Williams). But my failure only emphasizes why so many of us signed on to this thread: "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard." We salute those who do it so well.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||CBS Morning Program||
Also appreciate its courageously breaking away from the "Entertainment This Morning" model and eliminating the screaming crowds and manic hosts. I'm one of those who'd rather not wake up to high-decible, high-pitched noises other than my alarm clock.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Link! Please!||
Appreciate it. Thanks.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Actually saw it written somewhere||
That he and Brian Williams should just change jobs.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Confirming something I was thinking||
That beyond the 5th year being good for him, his worth as a mentor for the younger kids would be a bonus for the team as well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||A guy who actually coached in the NFL||
wouldn't need to be a graduate assistant. Makes sense that a player who's experienced the NFL (in whatever capacity), who's smart enough to have graduated from Northwestern and one could guess smart enough to decide to turn to coaching, starts out as a graduate assistant under some very experienced and successful coaches while getting an advanced degree at another high-quality university.
Anyway, nice to have a smart former lineman help out on the line, and get on that coaching tree.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Isn't that the shorter version?||
Which I understand was on College Gameday when they were in A2? Isn't the ESPNU one a full half hour?
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Speaking of the Jewett thread||
Someone posted there that he had no idea Michigan had black athletes before 1960. He was negged a bit, but I think it's great that he made the admission. The thread obviously opened his eyes, and if nothing else that's a reason to post things like this periodically for those youngsters who aren't aware of this history.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds like a bit of both||
Kids who choose Stanford or Michigan are usually smart kids who want a good education. Stanford AND Michigan is a very good reason to follow Mom and get his Master's in a slightly different Architecture concentration than his Stanford Bachelor's. Seems a good investment in his future as an architect. Not exactly taking potholder-weaving 101 to get into the NFL. (Nothing against potholder-weaving of course.)
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He's on vacation||
Catching up on some WTKA podcasts today, and Sam wasn't on the show, taking a delayed vacation day. So Ira was the one weighing in on this latest Weber info.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps you're more against what the phrase became||
which isn't applicable here. Here it's used to mean someone we're proud of, someone who represents what's good about the University. That other use of the phrase, over-used in a period we'd like to forget in a way we'd like to forget, meant prejudicial exclusivity. George Jewett's story is a reminder that prejudicial exclusivity is not a part of Michigan's tradition.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||As long as they get the lyrics right||
to show they know what the song's about, they should have some freedom (get it?) to make it personal.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Both Schilling & Gordon are on IR||
But they still count in our hearts.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||As someone who prefers the sun through my northern window||
I can't agree with you more. One of my best friends lives on a boat in Hawaii and desperately misses Michigan winters, always going home to spend Xmas with her Michigan family. A few years ago she sent me a holiday card bragging about the new winter gear she got for her trip, so I joked that she should take a little detour to try it out, offering my extra ticket to the end-of-December Pats-Giants night game that ended up becoming historic. Have parka, will profit.
[Of course, as I write this I see the headline that Burnett tweets he hasn't committed. Not that it has anything to do with a little snow.]
|4 weeks 1 day ago||"Not as cold as I thought it would be..."||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds more like||
Californian's dream is of a gorgeous winter day.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Did you read the full link?||
There was more to Bellomy's instagram:
|4 weeks 5 days ago||But I do that too!||
Okay, I'm hopeless.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Depends on where you are||
Manhattan yesterday was pretty clear after a few inches Monday night, but the Eastern part of Long Island got substantial snow-dump. Fortunately the city being closed down meant that streets could be plowed in the areas where the snow stopped early. It's clear for the second day here, so I assume at least LGA's open for business. Can't speak for CT.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||James Earl Jones must have been lampooned||
or at least that character with the long cape. And Derek Jeter has been on (and was quite good), and has probably been lampooned in skits. (He didn't graduate, but he considers himself a Wolverine.)
And UofM grad Andy Kurtzman was another UofM SNL writer (from the semi-old days).
[And I have to stop starting sentences with "and" (and using so many parenthetical phrases).]
|4 weeks 5 days ago||am I the only one that thought this was Re: Sam Webb?||
No. But then I went to the RC, and any other use of SAM would have been Greek to me.
On the other hand, I thought it was Sam Webb discussing deflate-gate. Guess I'm behind on my scandals.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It's a major story||
Tom Brady was actually allowed to comment on something other than deflation.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Detroit up to 50%||
As is the snow on my NYC window ledge...
But gotta support the blooming of Motown.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Very true, but makes life fun in the city||
I made a new friend last year while waiting for the bus when the light dusting began for a predicted blizzard and all the offices shut down early. An Australian, she was new to NYC, but she too thought the escape panic was a bit silly. Turns out she'd lived in Chicago for 20 years, and I being from Michigan...
Wonder if my physical therapist will show up for my appt. this morning? I need it so my ankles hold up for the skis/snowshoes I'll need to get home...
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||How could I forget?||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hi, TJ!||
Was hoping you'd drop by.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||And you can't blame the S&C dept.||
for players looking confused on the field, looking slow because they're not sure what they're supposed to do or where they're supposed to go.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The BTN guys (yes, Wisconsin fans) said||
that none of the kids playing in that game tonight was alive the last time Michigan swept Wisconsin. Can that be true?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||"i don't want to come off as being a jerk"||
Well, we don't always get what we want.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And home visits with mothers who have||
And home visits with mothers who have fed and raised D1 O-linemen.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Tearing up the ice||
Or at least thinking about it...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And to think it took him 2-3 years||
to re-learn how to talk like that, and months to re-learn how to talk at all.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Dakich was supposed to redshirt||
But they burned it tonight.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||I like the idea he looks so comfortable in it.||
Wearing it indoors, knowing he can't look so swag in one of those hot-weather T-shirt-round-the-year schools.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Financial Engineering?||
Is that like stock manipulation?
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Hmm... Could make it easier to grip.||
Anybody measured Blount's hands?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||How do we know this is a reliable source?||
But just in case, congrats. (Unfortunately, I think my avatar's out of stock.)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Who's that hiding under the OSU helmet||
and behind the poster?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||They're maize khakis||
EDIT: Oh, you meant Harbaugh's.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Spike was out with a respiratory infection||
and they let him sit with the team on the bench, putting him in a nice suit without a mask? Then to hear Doyle was taken out because of a respiratory infection, and now someone else? Doesn't the training staff have an infectious disease specialist?
Ah, well. Maybe they all got it at the same time. Get better, guys.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||They just hired a new DC||
who's also coaching the secondary. See post and link above.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Silent commit:||
Eventually the truth comes out.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Manning's new DC is a former DB coach||
Washington State just hired a new defensive coordinator, Alex Grinch, who will also be coaching the secondary. He's been coaching DBs at Missouri, Wyoming and elsewhere, apparently with success. If Manning's going to learn more about other positions while coaching his own, this seems like a terrific opportunity.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure the coaches gave him great recommendations||
Or at least I assume so. Didn't have to wait long for a job.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Jerry Montgomery||
Wasn't Jerry Montgomery a lineman himself in his playing days? It seems it would always be easier to coach the position you played. (Or for a DB to coach WRs, or WRs or QBs to coach DBs, because they have to learn while playing how to beat and confuse their opposites.)
Manning was a linebacker. I always got the feeling that Manning was being groomed for being a head coach, perhaps even on the high school level to start, by given opportunities to learn different positions on the job. But wasn't Mallory the DB coach? Were we that successful the year before with DB development? Perhaps Mallory wasn't the best mentor for a young coach to learn and teach that position.
As much as I'd love to see him develop here, I agree with you. This move is great for Manning. More experience teaching his own position and learning from others.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Where the smile went||
Must be the headset.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Is Madden visiting?||
Considering his preference changed so suddenly....
|6 weeks 2 days ago||In case anyone's confused...||
This was their third game (and victory), but the first was an exhibition at EMU. Georgia was ranked #7 nationally when Michigan beat them last week in their official opening. They're always one of the top-ranked women's teams, but the Big Ten is huge in gymnastics, both for women and men.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||For those of you who thought the tweet was about seeing the||
current QBs on the roster work out and didn't click the link... This is what went with it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Does the NCAA allow sending a pro-team video to recruits?||
Besides showing what a great guy he is, this pretty much outlines what you need to succeed.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I honestly thought it was something from Saturday Night Live||
Loaded the page, went to do something, and heard the sound go on. Wondered what kind of ad popped up.
EDIT: Read further down and see I wasn't alone.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Semi-OT for this thread, but OT re: O-line coaching||
The article linked in the OP also has some interesting words about O-line coaching not preparing O-linemen for the NFL due to the proliferation of spread offenses and the focus on zone defenses. (Details from a former NFL O-line coach in the article.)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The Pats did||
but if I remember correctly he was injured most of camp and they threw him in the end of the last preseason game. Wasn't able to show his stuff in that limited try-out.
Or maybe he photobombed Belichek.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||But Alaskans think Michigan is the tropics||
Texans think Michigan is Alaska.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||My nephew teaches at CC!||
Does that mean we're related? (If he reads MGoBlog, I've outed myself.)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Come on-- there's no pass rush!||
I can just picture him saying that. Turning on the charm and humor. Glad he's getting looked at for the NFL, but if he doesn't get looked at for a post-NFL media career, I'll eat a lemon. (Okay, I like lemons. Nevertheless...)
And then he'll use his social work skills in his spare time.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Came to look for a place to post this article||
Interesting read about his apprenticeship trajectory, wanting to work with his Dad eventually but wanting to forge his own path first. (Like working for his uncle.) (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
From a couple years ago, but the newspaper says it's the third most e-mailed article today.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||And what about Mallory?||
I got the feeling Manning was being groomed for the future by being given jobs in a variety of positions. Wasn't Mallory, a former DB and coach of the position, coaching the DBs by himself the year before? Was he successful doing it by himself? Seems dividing up his role was a bit of a demotion for him, and if Manning was in a way his apprentice to learn from a more experienced DB coach, the lack of success with the DB development shouldn't be completely put on Manning's shoulders.
I'm not a coach or an insider, so I really don't know the answers. I just feel bad for Manning. A very impressive young man. Trust he'll get good recommendations and we'll be hearing more from him as a coach.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Vote for ironic||
I think the last time "Surely not" has been heard without a touch of the facetious was in the drawing room of a pre-1930s British country estate.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not judging an attitude by its cover||
If 247 has this picture in its stash:
"A Michigan education? Wow. I'd be so fortunate to become a part of this class, look forward to meeting my teammates and coaches, and am so grateful for this opportunity to learn and improve."
Why does it put this one on the top of his page?
"What? I have to go to class too?"
|6 weeks 6 days ago||"Getting your rings soon."||
But even before that, you get your lockers, your jerseys, and that damn fine one-of-a-kind helmet. So it's a win-win situation. (Feel free to add as many wins as your hard work and dedication will allow.)
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Data is plural [but...]||
You don't say "twelve data don't" because nobody says "twelve data." Maybe they'd say "twelve collections of data." [That doesn''t mean it's singular.]
But these days of non-Latin use you can connect it with a singular or plural verb depending on whether it's a "count" or "non-count" noun. LINK for explanation.
/grammar nazi's distant cousin
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh AND Barnes Arico!||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I will cherish your comment...||
Until this thread disappears into oblivion. And perhaps beyond.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Barnes Arico!||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I was waiting for him...||
Should have had faith.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'd vote for swimming counting twice||
Even though they now share a head coach, the women's and men's teams are separate, and they both won yesterday. Actually, we could call that 4 victories, because each team beat two other teams in triple-meets.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's on ESPN3 replay.||
Guess that comes from their agreement with SEC. LINK. (Other things that used to be streamed free or even with the "premium" video membership on MGoBlue.com have been moved to BTNPlus. Fie on their marketing-from-amateurism houses!)
/frustration, not politics
|7 weeks 1 day ago||And his parents obviously knew what they wanted him to want.||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I was confused by the recent post about the 2033 commit||
thinking he was maybe making a joke about a future coach or assistant coach since that's been the recruiting we've been focusing on the last few days. Then I remembered it's now 2015. And did the math. Egad.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The balance beam is cruel & unusual punishment||
That's why I quit "tumbling" (as we called it then) after about three weeks. Also because my stupid little brother was better at it and didn't have to get up on that stupid beam.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Glad I could help.||
Though I now recognize the big font sounds like typing in caps. Unintentional plethora of pixels due to direct copy/theft from on-line dictionary.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||We are permitted to like John||
because his dad coached here, and he too played around here as a kid (though reputedly not as naughty as little bro), and he believed in Fitz enough to promote him from the practice squad.
But we still have permission not to root for him against Our Tom.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||How very sad||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He can probably recruit the West Coast too||
Seem to remember he played for a pro team out there for a while.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Alabama seemed hopeful||
But that was all of three days ago in an article about him and Damien Harris. Let's hope they're only right about one.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Since we come here to play school:||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It's chocolate?||
I thought it was chalk. Or maybe a plaster tile. Trying to refit a corner of a patio.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Wasn't Hoke the first J. Ira Etc. Family Coach?||
I think some of the discomfort we have comes from not being used to naming people after other people. Buildings we're used to, and Al Glick is lucky to have two terse syllables, gives euphonious character to "Field House."
It's also that we're not used to this in college sports, whereas lots of professorships are endowed, in fields where money is harder to come by and full names with titles aren't spoken aloud so often over national media and at press conferences, except for that one big day at the Nobel ceremony, if you're lucky.
[OT: Jeopardy just came on in the background. First contestant from Ann Arbor. Have to sign off now and listen.]
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Wasn't Drake Johnson also a late offer?||
Both cases of coaches taking for granted what's close to home, or recruiting sites ignoring their high schools?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Sam Webb answered that on one of his WTKA podcasts||
When talking about his personal relationship with Wheatley Sr. and having information about the interview process that he can't share because of his personal (& trusted) relationship, someone called in and asked if Senior can talk to him about Junior's recruiting during the dead period. "Of course!" Sam said, "He's his dad!"
Dead periods don't apply to parents.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||If the list he/she was typing from was handwritten||
the l-i (or LI) could have looked like a u. And way back then in the days of actual manual typewriters with ribbons and courier, the typist may have been an innocent young thing who didn't realize that particular spelling was unlikely to be a name.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||He was not alone.||
Suspended with another player (guard Zach Hodskins).
|7 weeks 5 days ago||That answers one question||
about why he'd leave USC with all those titles and that salary for what could seem to be a lateral move. But seeing as he went to high school in Chicago, maybe he has family in the Midwest and has that additional lure.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Maybe he wanted to give his former teammates and classmates||
a heads-up so he could say goodbye.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||If one can read from the exclamation mark||
He's back and he's happy to be back. That's good news anyway you look at it.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Hoke was a beloved assistant coach||
and apparently successful at that. A lot of his former players loved and respected him enough to support his return as a coach. No, he didn't succeed, but that shouldn't wipe out what he contributed to Michigan football in the past.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Out of curiosity||
I saved the URLs of some of my posts to see how much the number increased in between. (Quite a bit, and quite quickly.) But of course that's only the number of actual posts and not the traffic itself.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||and for links to audio streaming and Gametracker||
Do enjoy hearing the actual Michigan guys calling the action. But disappointed that the website itself has gone the way of more white space and less instant info and clarity, along with switching to a really tacky font (IMHO). Wonder if it's the CBS connection. They're responsible for the Gametracker, which is much uglier too.
/personal rant; tempered for general consumption.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Any ideas why this appeared in the Seattle Times?||
In such detail? I see it was from the Detroit News, but unless we had a big rivalry then with Washington or Moeller had a history there, seems curious, especially so far from football season.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Aren't there still laws against monopolies?||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Physics||
So it really is all about pad level.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Only third victory against them||
in the last 26 games!
Time to post Goree picture. Requisite haircut for Michigan bigs.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Suppose this'll get lost the day after...||
But Will Campbell was signed by the Bills after their season ended. He was on their practice squad, so he must have shown them enough to hold on to him. (Wonder if that was before or after their coach signed off?)
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Only third V against MSU in 26 games!||
And one of those was the last time they played.
The tide is turning. HAS turned.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Huh? Who would neg that?||
Or Magnus' post above?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Numbers for a couple we've heard contact rumors about||
Mike Weber - #21 (West)
Keisean Lucier-South - #16 (West)
Interesting or just a slip up, but the full roster on 24/7 doesn't list a commitment for Weber, although his page still has him as OSU commit.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||That's 12:00 Central, 1:00 Eastern...||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Tempering expectations||
Wonder if it's because our freshmen in the past had more experience around them.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Think that was also in OP's link||
At first that seemed odd, until I read his players know how to block.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Yup. In his KY bio||
Can't imagine why he'd leave a childhood friend. Heck, why would Harbaugh leave the NFL for some college gig?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||You just taught me something about non-synonyms||
Certainly hope he doesn't overlook his DLmen or LBs. But if he oversees them as well as sharing his old title...
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks.||
And I obviously haven't been reading thoroughly enough. Or in the wrong order. The front page recruiting page says Chris Clark is #2 tight end.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||And I thought Chris Clark was the #1 TE||
But that's only from what I've been reading here.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||If Durkin is still coaching a bowl||
He probably can't make it official. Possibly also why poster above's contact was told Michigan hadn't even contacted him. (Sound familiar?)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Water Polo shout-out in his press conference!||
Didn't he say his 14-yr-old daughter is good at water polo? You think he didn't know that M's water polo team's last three games were victories against California teams? (I didn't either.) You think he didn't research their coach before he accepted his new job?
Too bad the 4-year-old was in the bathroom, or we might have learned where her athletic talents lay.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Top scorers omitted in OP||
Cyesha Goree had her 5th straight double-double (20 pts, 12 rebounds, 5 assists), and freshman Katelynn Flaherty was high scorer with 21 points.
Cyesha's other credits include having Kam Chatman's haircut before he did. (Or at least before he was here.)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Alejandro Never Sleeps||
Also updated his website page.
Was at first concerned to see his picture was in some foreign stadium... Then read he interned this summer at the Baltimore Sun. Aha! The Harbaugh Family connection!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't||
But my ex-boyfriend invited me to his wedding. Fortunately, Higher Power of your Choice intervened and I couldn't get there. True story.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Reading the posts about the new O-line coach||
Made me immediately feel bad about Devin's time here. (A lot of recent posts made me think about Devin's time here.)
There's a skeptical response to the Tweet in the OP, suggesting that he's more likely to get a job with ESPN. As much as I want him to have success first in the NFL, I think he'd be real find for a broadcast booth. He has so much charisma and charm, so smart and knowledgeable... (I'm female, so I can also say he's got a killer smile.)
But particularly happy right now that he's in an all-star game, in whatever position.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not surprisingly, ESPN asked the same question then||
But reading the article made it even more interesting that he'd actually leave USC for Michigan after only one year. His answers sound eerily like Harbaugh's coming here, on a far less directly connected scale:
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Link to article when Drevno left SF for USC||
With a congratulations/love letter from Harbaugh as the prologue. With him for ten years.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Also at Grand Rapids CC||
From his SF bio page (yep, still up):
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Hence his motivation to keep the NFL idea alive||
An agent is useful when you're looking for a job. They do the legwork and negotiations and then take their 10% (or whatever the current rate is) of the income from that job. If you want a specific job and know the job wants you, a lawyer takes care of the actual negotiations (after the input from the client) and charges his hourly rate for time spent. And then gets the perks of watching Ann Arbor celebrate and maybe taking in a sandwich at Zingerman's.
[More boost to the A2 economy. That and the world-wide shout-out to Moe's.]
|8 weeks 5 days ago||And it's totally on topic with the current obsession||
The recruiting prowess of legendary coaches.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Looking forward to the time||
when Harbaugh and RR can shake hands and smile at each other at the Rose Bowl. (Sure, I'd like Harbaugh to have the broader smile, but you get the idea.)
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not just celebrating:||
Ojemudia: "Now that it's official, let's get back to work!"
Pipkins: "Today marks a new era!!! Time to put this block M back on top where it should be." (Yes, but how is his Harbaugh impression?)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Denard||
And all the other players he brought in who put it out on the field and still love Michigan.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Coaching!||
The GLI wins were without those four scrubs who are off playing for the undefeated US Team in the Junior World Championships.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||But it was John Harbaugh||
People are always getting them mixed up.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||And then||
"And these kids have a basketball game to play!" (Though of course he'd say "young men.")
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Wondered if anyone was paying attention||
I watched the first game on line, and the Michigan guys definitely got notice, but I guess those who would post were otherwise distracted. Or the posts moved too fast for one to last long enough to notice.
Congrats to Larkin.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||To ease your confusion:||
The title of the article linked in the OP begins: "No. 1 Prep QB is Jewish Kid on Catholic Team" (teammate says he's very respectful at mass). And his mother is a Quaker.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Worth two posts||
EDIT: And even this phrase was a dupe, as I see below, but a well-deserved phrase.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||One of the coaches mentioned* as one he might bring||
with him from SF, Reggie Davis, was his tight ends coach there for 3 years, and moved to O-line coach this season. Also played tight end alongside Harbaugh for the Chargers, and coached for him at USD.
*No direct knowledge of veracity, only mentioned in one of the previous threads. So wouldn't know if he would be considered for TE or O-line. Full SF bio linked at his name above.
Nevertheless, in case Chris is listening:
|9 weeks 2 days ago||It's pretty standard at two-game events||
True here in NYC at Madison Square Garden for the NIT and the recent games at Barclays. Otherwise fans of one team can sell their tix after their game to fans of the second game's teams.
As it is, scammers pick up the tix of the departing fans (whether by buying them or by picking them up from the ground) and sell them to incoming fans looking for last-minute tix. The victims can't get in because the tix have already been scammed. (I mean, scanned.)
|9 weeks 2 days ago||And if Harbaugh is half as competitive as he's reputed to be||
Wouldn't he be chomping at the bit to prove he can make something of the guys we have?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Woodson may not be a Raider Official||
But he's an Official Raider, and he might want to stop by to say hello.
That must be what he meant. Damn auto-inverting correct.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Their pay site has a headline||
for an article I can't read ($) that suggests that maybe Weber's already scheduling a visit to Alabama. Spreading unsubstantiated hints at rumors, but maybe he's already giving signs that OSU isn't that solid? Just in case something changes hereabouts?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Can one of you put that comment on the WSJ article?||
The only two comments there (so far) are using the last paragraph as ammunition against Woodson's character. Maybe someone who remembers their timing playing together? Or knows the quotable context of W's comment?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Besides Harbaugh being the Colts QB for a while||
before they drafted Peyton Manning, who'd lost the Heisman to Charles Woodson, who plays for the Raiders... It's all connected.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Hmm... They grow a lot of maize in Kansas...||
To say nothing of their fetish for maize mazes.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||But Ross leaked it to Brian||
(Do they go to the same gym?)
[Canaries: Is that where the phrase "tweeted" came from?]
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I saw a front-page link-inducer on AOL.com last night||
with the lead of some "surprising" Harbaugh possibility that no one's talking about! It mentioned of course the Raiders, but then... Wait for it, the Bears! Nobody's been talking about that, of course. And yes, hints of some JH back-tracking...
I didn't post it because who the hell knows if it's based in fact and why ruin the season for so many.
Also didn't want anyone to know I still use AOL.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe the alleged signing was of his Fedex receipt||
when he accepted the tickets for the Illinois game.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah.||
Was just waiting for Haxkety Sax.
Amazing that these new-fangled phones can be so clever.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Ties.||
Lots of ties.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm... That could be a problem here.||
"Enough of this walk-on crap! Give the guy a damn scholarship!"
|9 weeks 5 days ago||And he pays attention to special teams?||
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Billy Pilgrim Has Come Unstuck in Time.||
Bravo for finding your way.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||Very short article||
But very big picture.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Oh.||
So you're telling me Peter Griffin isn't a congressman and I didn't have to worry about crossing over into politics?
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||This actually goes up there||
But I couldn't decide between "Obligatory" and "Mott" - so I'll go with the T-shirt section.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Brady sitting in the pocket||
Guess you weren't watching the NE-Jets game today. Every time I looked up, poor Brady was on his back. The Pats still eked out a win (by a point) over the 3-win Jets, but the O-Line didn't seem to helping much. (And yes, Edelman was out.)
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Checked the post-game stats on NFL.com||
and saw the Gametracker had a picture of Fitz, as he'd made the last play of the game.
Last Play - 00:34 Q4
(:34) (Shotgun) F.Toussaint up the middle to BAL 40 for 5 yards (K.Jackson).
Actually made the last two plays: The penultimate a 15-yard reception (most of it looks like yards after the catch). His long rush was 12 yards, but the total of 11 yards rushing on 4 carries implies he got pushed back for a couple.
Nevertheless, pretty nice to see for his first actual playing time.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||As the Pats go to Gronk for the TD||
David Harris with a lot of highlight tackling early in the game. Their unsung hero, but hard to watch him laying into Brady with such force.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Article suggests the studies are at least licensed||
and approved. But looks like they're private companies:
Apparently the stem cell clinical trial is held at Novastem, "a licensed distributor of Stemedica’s products" in Mexico. And...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Keweenaw Peninsula in the NY Times just a couple days ago||
An article about hockey in Houghton. Thought of posting it, but it quotes a former Michigan assistant coach who doesn't say anything about returning to Ann Arbor.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||They've already talked about some job offer||
and a dollar amount and pundit saying some grass is always greener warning kind of thing...
They've got to talk about the actual game once it begins, right?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I think that's a "roomie."||
I believe a roomer is someone who pays to stay at a rooming house (a "boarder" implies they get board as well, a/k/a vituals). Rooming houses were often found in towns such as those where transients specculated for gold and stuff-like.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Actually, all of the above make it possible.||
The "Wandering Jew" wandered all over the place. Sometimes people know there's a Jewish ancestor somewhere, sometimes people have no idea because hiding was part of survival.
But whether or not there are some genes hiding in there somewhere, have some latkes on us. (My Jewish roots include Spanish, Middle Eastern, German and Polish, with relatives in France, Australia, South America and who knows where else, but even I never had sour cream with my latkes! So you've got one up on me.)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Forgive me for skipping the basketball stuff||
Just wanted to celebrate your getting this health thing figured out. Controlling it is next, but what a relief having the doctors know what it is they're trying to control!
Not nearly as serious as what you've been dealing with, but knowing what you're dealing with can be medicine in itself. I had food intolerances all my life but didn't know it until I started asking questions at the UofM Allergy Clinic back when not much was known about such things. What a relief to find out it wasn't all in my head and was so simple to fix! Yours may not be as simple, but boy, knowing is good.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Someone had posted another tweet from Stonum||
Don't remember the thread or the exact topic, but it was recent and supportive of the team. I remember wondering where he was and what he was up to now, but I'm not surprised that he would think highly of Hoke. He was supportive of Daryl in the way a good father would be, helping him face his problems, but insisting he paid penance, hoping he'd learn, giving him chances, but making it clear where the extra chances would stop.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Um... Did you notice when he joined the board?||
It wasn't just today to flame. Have you ever considered that someone could be sincere and decent AND be an OSU fan?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Bench Mob Restrictions?||
Does a redshirt have to wear a suit and tie to be allowed Bench Mob performance under NCAA rules?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||From what I saw on TV||
he wasn't smiling while he was talking on the phone but after he saw it was being televised, perhaps out of embarrassment. He did look quite serious in the conversation before that. (Maybe it was the person on the phone who told him he was being watched?)
|13 weeks 2 days ago||This picture in itself can be iconic||
and if that's his legacy for his time here, it may be worth more than all the stats and wins he might have accumulated.
May it go viral.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Ah. Mixed it up with BTN2GO.||
Obviously I have neither.