Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Funchess||
Worth the wait.
|6 days 21 min ago||At least we know why he seemed so uncomfortable on stage||
If he's from a town where that's the highlight, sitting behind Harbaugh with all the legends and cameras and hooplah must have been pretty overwhelming.
He'll feel better in front of Michigan crowds with a helmet and something to do.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Is the show in NYC?||
Heavy snow and a giant crane collapsed downtown.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Only time I ever called in to a radio talk show||
was when Victor Hobson was drafted by the NY Jets in the second round, and Francesca didn't seem to know anything about him. So I tried to help.
PS: Thanks for the heads-up.
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't need the disclaimer||
Don't know who on this blog would NOT want to read it. We like being proud of our guys.
|1 week 3 days ago||Schlissel leaned heavily on Hackett||
No need to question your sources. It's what makes Schlissel so good for his job.
When he first took the job, he was very open about what he needed to learn about the university, so it wouldn't be surprising that he'd have Hackett heavily involved, as an advisor and sounding board at the very least. The Major Sports thing was new to him when he came here, and rather than dismiss it as unimportant, he took it upon himself to learn what it meant to Michigan and why. Impressed with how he worded his conclusions at this press conference after his first year on the job.
|1 week 3 days ago||Jeter was also on Saturday Night Live||
And really good, if I remember.
Oh, and so was Tom Brady!! Not at the same time, but at least that gives them some legitimate celebrity cred.
|1 week 3 days ago||Go blur should be a thing.||
Our hockey guys skate so fast...
|1 week 4 days ago||I think the last couple bball games were at Barclays||
And the last Michigan game I remember going to at MSG was the hockey loss against Cornell.
|1 week 4 days ago||Word is they're going to Carmine's||
One of those big family-style places with huge platters of food to share. No subs, but It'll still be crazy.
|1 week 5 days ago||Acronym theories||
The one I remember hearing about was For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and the abbreviation was on the stocks where convicted villains had to face the scorn of their neighbors. Here's a wonderfully titled essay that says both assertions are false (or at least conspiracy theories):
The just-a-word defense:
But don't ask me what the fu-- heck that last sentence means.
|1 week 6 days ago||And you can always add a layer or two of clothes||
But there are only so many layers you can take off. (Not that such things matter to college-age men. Hence cheerleader reasons for picking warm-climate schools.)
And all that damn sun! Palm trees may be pretty, but they don't give you any shade. Better to stay indoors to protect your eyes and delicate skin.
|1 week 6 days ago||Starting to understand why the kids didn't want to wait||
to commit. Usually signing day focuses on them, instead of all these... celebrities? Most of whom have no discernible connection to M football. Unless... Wait. Are they committing too?
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||But looks like he took the time to change his picture.||
It's one thing to be the face-painted outlaw rebel amongst friends, but now that the little whippersnapper might start tuning in...
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||From a school with a big basketball team||
Actually two big basketball teams. Wiki'd the women: 10 NCAA nat'l championships (39-0 record in their 6th championship season in 2008, 39-0 again for their 7th in 2009), plus 16 final fours and a record winning streak of 90 games.
Local paper (Hartford Courant) does some "comparison shopping" between the two schools to see why Manuel might want to return to his alma mater.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||A virtual contribution||
(Dang. Can't figure out how to untie it.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Pats' top two runners starting the season are on IR||
or so the commentators said.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Unfortunately Demens & Woodley are both on IR||
But Larry Foote came off IR to become an ILB coach.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In fairness to those of us who read in the wrong order||
it being the Panic Period Before Signing Day, the title of that thread wasn't descriptive enough to trump the Uche/Elysee announcement post, because based on yesterday's information it speaks to our panic mode and requires immediate attention. "NSD Commits/Extravaganza" sounded like yet another post telling us what's happening on signing day (events, timing, expectations, speculation). Many of us figured that if there was new info as to time, place, expectations-- we could get that after our panic attack was served.
Now we can relax. For another few minutes.
EDIT: I think this was meant to respond to the post below.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fortunately they're not at the same time||
For those of us who celebrate the full holiday: WTKA's signing day special is from 3:00-6:00 [live at the Sports Bar Westside for you locals, audio stream for us exiles] and the Players' Tribune live stream from 11-1. I think this one's video, probably to replace what used to be the live streamed press conference.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He may have already done so||
Now that he's gotten the assurance he can use a fax machine that's silent.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Is NJ even still there?||
I can usually see a sliver of it from my apartment windows, but it seems to have disappeared completely.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Don't they also have the highest malpractice insurance rates?||
Have no idea why I would have heard that. Ah yes, a retired anesthesiologist told me that was why he retired.
|3 weeks 59 min ago||If she didn't set an official announcement date||
she's simply chatting among friends.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Let's hope he turned the Bengals down||
rather than the other way around, because he was so excited about coaching that stable of talented new DBs bound for M. And the word will get around to the rest of the NFL so they'll leave him alone. (For a while, at least.)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Caught me.||
Your double negative trumps my double negative.
But I had to read both over 17 times to figure it out. Guess it's time for bed.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, in the sense that most of their routines scored higher||
Michigan swept the event titles, came in 1st & 2nd in the all-around, as well as scoring higher as a group in each of the four events.
On this level, most scores are over 9 points, so the differences are in the 1/10ths & 1/100ths. A fall usually means almost a full point off, which is huge, but women are allowed to use only 5 of 6 scores, so a single fall won't destroy you. But steps and wobbles and assorted imperfections add up with little deductions, and the more difficult the routine the higher starting value.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Woodley & Demens are on IR for the Cardinals||
But Larry Foote is coaching the LBs who aren't on IR. Does that mean we can still root for the Cards? Or does JMFR trump that?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||A Stanford legacy family||
would have noticed Stanford's turnaround under Harbaugh, and what happened to the 49ers under Harbaugh and after. Wouldn't be surprised if Harbaugh didn't have a lot of contact with the McCaffrey family while out there, or at least with Dylan's Dad. And who would he rather have to tutor his QB son?
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Pretty impressive high school record||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Also This||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not gonna do the dust-in-the-room thing...||
The headline alone brought on the wet-eye phenomenon. Bravo to all concerned!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not||
Have some soap opera tapes to catch up on.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Semi-related: Richard Ash activated by Jags||
Unfortunately won't make the play-offs, and probably didn't see the field, but he was activated from the Jags' practice squad last Friday due to a starter's injury. Kept him on the PSq all season, so they obviously have been happy with what they've seen. Saw him in preseason and was pretty impressed, playing the full 4th Q at nose tackle, looking strong, svelte and happy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The redshirt issue||
I thought the story when Shane was redshirted was that he was in fact #2 coming out of camp, but since Rudock as #1 could only be a one-year starter, they decided to redshirt Shane and let Speight, who'd already burned his redshirt and had more future time, take the kneel-downs, and only burn Shane's redshirt if absolutely necessary. So maybe Shane has been progressing enough with the current coaches that he legitimately feels he can compete next year?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Google Image Search||
Don't know why it kept showing Snoop Dogg* and Brady Hoke, but finally: The official Twitter profile picture of one Derron Montgomery:
[Can't copy in his Twitter banner picture, but it's pretty impressive, obviously in-game with Jay H. on one side of Coach Jim and and Derron on the other.]
*Full disclosure: This is Derron's picture from his college playing days.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||PFF NFL alum side-link - B. Graham Praise||
Speaking of players teams and fans may have given up on working into dominance, noticed the PFF side-link to an article featuring Brandon Graham in their Giants-Eagles ratings:
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Jotted these down a day or so ago||
[Will try to find the link after posting*; caveats in the meantime.]
In no rational order, without team assignment:
Jean Delance - #74
Terrance Davis #65
Rashan Gary #55
Dontavious Jackson #8
Kareem Walker #6
Ben Bredeson #77
Devin Bush #11
Jacob Mathis #10
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Not so fast...||
If you check the posting times, I believe the first Michigan goal came right after Wolv/Iowa's companions told him to change channels.
EDIT: Sorry, it was the tying goal. But of course that was the more important one.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||And maybe Beilein's coaching||
and encouragement reminded him he really could be what he thought he was.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||TWJ - holding up AJ Williams.||
Fortunately he's got a couple assists there, or we might have to worry about his future health.
Good to see Juice 84 smiling "& keeping things interesting on his last ride."
|6 weeks 3 days ago||For some of us a social club of sorts...||
Now I get it! This is your anti-social club of sorts.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's times like these that make it worthwhile||
to be an antenna Luddite.
Wait! Is that you, LSA?!?! Welcome back! Hope this means you're feeling better, and that the techies on board can assist you in having a very Happy (and healthy) New Year!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Love the subtitle in Sharp's article||
[which is screen-shot embedded in the article linked in the OP, so no Sharp-clicks necessary]:
"DREW SHARP FINDS COOK SEES MORE TO LIFE THAN WINS, ACCOLADES."
Yeah, just happened to "find" it. How fortunate for him.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||That is so brilliant!||
Must see with the photos.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||But we'll always have his T-shirt||
...next to our hearts.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||How can one choose?||
So many spectacular shots. Keep 'em coming, guys. And thanks for the memories.
|7 weeks 15 hours ago||How can they possibly have not pulled them by now?||
You pull a player who's off his game, why can't you pull a uniform that's an embarrassment? I feel so bad for the guys having to wear them.
At least the player can improve and helped to get his confidence back. But the only way these uniforms can improve is to put them in a big vat of dark blue dye.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||Damn Graphics Software Spellcheck||
(That's really embarrassing, though.)
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Not wanting to disturb that beautiful 100 up-votes to the OP||
I'll simply add my best wishes down here. To a speedy recovery and return to our midst!
EDIT: The 100 didn't last long, so what the heck. Let's go for it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||And 60 ain't as old as it used to be.||
Or so I've been told.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||He's so classy that the tie makes a nice accent||
Showing a little whimsy in his incredibly mature persona.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I hate paying money too.||
So I don't have cable and am thrilled to be able to watch on ESPN3 (although its sound drops out now and then). I suppose I could do an anti-BTN rant that it's a money grab...
But I'm smiling because I enjoyed watching the entire crew get on the floor and contribute, get experience and timing (yes, against a lesser foe), and show the wounded are healing nicely. (Although Wilson looked like he landed funny after a particularly lovely play... But he was still smiling.) Also nice shots of Albrecht looking taller and terribly mature wearing street clothes.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The Other Carr||
From two of Seth's columns from 2012, comparing past D-line stats with the then new group, the second titled:
I have a feeling he's going to do more good things for D-lines in the future.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'm confused by your avatar/screen name||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||So was your Dad the guy interviewed for NYC Ch. 2 late news?||
He was wearing a blue T-shirt with a prominent maize M, and said he was there with his son (who was shown going up an elevator).
|8 weeks 50 min ago||Semi-OT: WTKA podcast problems?||
Since you listened this morning, did they say anything about technical difficulties with the website or an intern calling in sick? Yesterday's podcasts still aren't posted, and not being an early riser...
There's some very loud street work going on outside, and I desperately need some addictive audio to drown it out.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||"The future ain't what it used to be"||
One of my favorites too, but the graphic version on the image page had "The future isn't what it used to be." Couldn't possibly be authentic, so I deleted it.
So there you are. One of those things they said he said that he didn't say. At least not that way.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||What made it funny||
was that he didn't seem to realize he was being funny.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Just a few of his gems||
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Since you're from Sydney||
I suppose it's possible that you've never heard of Yogi Berra...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wait a minute...||
He's from Mississauga, Ontario and he doesn't play basketball? What's his problem?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Agree, but not just the stache||
Very grown-up bone structure.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Had the problem this morning||
But since it happened before (for several days), I wasn't surprised that it was back to normal later in the day. Fine now.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Now that's the dab that sounds familiar||
Not that I ever used it, of course.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||Out West||
Didn't he get the offer from Cal the day after he decommitted?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||And not to mention that he most clearly qualifies||
per the description of the award. Versatility much?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Caught up in the moment||
Part of the moment is being handed a trophy by someone who's a legend in your field.
The Oscars. [Okay, they're actors. So maybe they've studied human nature enough to know how they should be reacting in the role of young and up-and-coming honoree.] But if you are a young actor who only dreams of this moment, and as a kid have watched that legend earn his/her status, and is now honoring you... That's a big moment.
And you hope your family is in their seats sneaking out the cellphone to capture your blushing acceptance.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||That's really disturbing to watch||
I wasn't watching too closely at the end, but I remember being surprised there was a trophy named after Archie Griffin, and that he was there and then suddenly he wasn't. Watching this... Poor Archie is showing his class by still smiling. And Cook... Wow.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||And he's got someone to root for||
Played with these guys for years and probably still friends with most of them. Made the right decision for himself, and now he can have fun rooting for his (other) boys.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure if serious Part II - but just in case...||
Threw for 15 TDs, rushed for 25 TDs, and as a LB had 74 tackles (including 10 TFL), plus 4 forced fumbles, two sacks and an interception. Could be up for that Peppers all-purpose-guy award if he keeps it up in Minne. Also: His 53 total touchdowns as a junior set a state single-season record.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Bredeson||
[LINK] I'm guessing it's a plus for a tackle to have good hands.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Also meeting people with other interests||
You reminded me of one of the reasons I originally joined. I realized I needed to meet people outside of my narrow field (besides that few of them cared a hoot about college sports; why I hang out here so much), but I also was eager to meet people from other fields, with other lives, with other stories. I did, some of whom have become good friends, and there's always someone new discover, some older, some younger, many you'd never cross paths with otherwise.
Having Michigan in common helps break the ice, and allows you to meet those who weren't in the same major, in the same dorm, with the same pursuits and goals. Makes life more interesting.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Live in NYC, which has a very active Alumni Assoc.||
Haven't used any of the "grown-up" benefits (e.g., discounts on rental cars, which I know how to get directly), but besides the opportunity to watch games with other alumni in crowded rooms with many screens and food and drink options, other recent events: book launch with John U. Bacon, events with alumni Dana Jacobson (telling her ESPN-to-CBS saga and answering questions) and photographer Cynthia Carris Alonso launching her book Passage to Cuba.
And this upcoming Saturday: the launch of In the Name of Editorial Freedom, a history of the 100 years of the Michigan Daily, featuring many of the well-known writers whose careers started there.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Thought L&B was talking about Rudock||
with the spring practice availability, not Glasgow. Knew [Ryan] Glasgow had another year, but can't keep my torn pectorals straight from my unspecified shoulder injuries. Sorry for the confusion.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||He sounded that way on the audio cloud||
even without the view. Interestingly, the players' interviews seemed more reflective and positive, while admitting how badly they felt about the loss, and the enormity of the loss.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||And since he'd have used up his availability for spring practice||
we'd have seen the last of him. Sad for him and for us. Wonder if someone's redshirt will be burned for a bowl game.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||In memory of a long-gone great-uncle from Australia||
I offer my upvote as a counterpunch.
Even though I'll be watching on a TV a few states away, I enjoy reading the local report. Dressing and cocoa-ing vicariously. (And maybe Fan in Sydney is just jealous that he/she didn't show up for fear of sleet, snow & hurricane winds?)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Speculation on a Steelers website||
that they activated Touissaint (and cut the other RB they'd just signed when Bell was injured) because there were rumors the Ravens were about to steal him back from Pitt's practice squad.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Of course not||
That's an MSU major. (For you 5th-year transfers who don't want to sit out a year.)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||As long as you brought him up...||
And since Fitz's Steelers will be meeting the Seahawks this week, here's Rawls meeting the press on the Seahawks website (article as well as video).
Great inteview, including taking about Flint, the observation that he's had three Fred Jacksons as his RB mentors, and getting a lot of use of his dimples.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Guess I'm lucky I'm listening to the M audio||
But you've made me really curious about this guy's sunburn.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I had the same reaction when I checked in before half-time||
See my post above. Gametracker is on LSD.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Recruiting violation?||
Shoot. I was going to offer my avatar. But I'd need to post twice, since I assume she has two feet...
Congrats to the proud parents. Good work!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Gametracker must have been infected by AXS||
On the live calendar coverpage of MGoBlue.com, Charlotte is ahead of M 86-41. The full Gametracker, with all the gorgeous team graphics, has all these guys playing for Charlotte that oddly have the same names as the guys who played for Michigan the other day.
The game's been going on this long and no one in charge has noticed?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I was just going to post "Now I know who Big Sean is!"||
Not one of the posters who asked, nor one who googled, but I learned much more by actually seeing him perform, actually hearing the lyrics (once they fixed the sound glitch), and seeing the kids look up to him.
Not a hater, just a [formerly] ignorant oldster.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Glad to hear it's a legitimate award.||
But that makes me even more willing to put in my 1/17 cent's worth.
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Especially since the tire tracked through a puddle of pigments||
that don't even match the shirts.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||See Beveled Guilt Above||
It's been there so long, it's probably become part of the woodwork and we may forget to use it.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The problem is we can't upvote them||
once they're on staff. And then I feel I can only symbolically upvote by praising my favorite line, but then I feel I'm being unfair to all the other favorite lines.
So here's a woman with a broom and a cat.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Is it the non-Nike company taking pre-departure revenge?||
I couldn't decide if they looked more like diapers or tutus, and the colors of the diapers don't even match the tops. It's as if they pulled one piece from column A and one from column B and didn't care if the blues [blacks?] and yellows [maize?] came from different dye providers.
Hoped they would have fixed it after the first game. Really embarrssing, and feel bad for the guys who have to wear them.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe it's the Greenwich, CT high school cheaters?||
A very wealthy community from what I understand. Who knows what tricks they have at their disposal?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure the OP is grateful||
for your picking up his wonderful typo in a timely manner, while allowing us to figure it out anyway.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Heiko for a start||
In yesterday's Punt/Counterpunt, along with comments pro and con.
Not surprisingly, those who agreed with his caution are in the minority. Even less surprising, even they hoped for victory, but were aware that IU's won-loss record didn't mean they were a pushover.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Are they playing favorites?||
Or is Great Ibe really the Eastern linebacker's name?
Congratulations to Jake. Also amazing that the last Michigan player to be honored was LB Brandon Herron (September 4, 2011).
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for that.||
Now I have a reason to pay attention to those games. Will definitely be rooting for Indiana. We know what it's like to play really well and lose. A bowl would be a nice consolation prize.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I must have had to do work at work today||
I don't even know what you guys are talking about.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||And all this time I thought you were||
one of those sweet little boys in the picture. Or both of them.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Still trying to figure that one out...||
Does that mean when Harbaugh gave Rutgers the NCAA-required play-by-play game plan before the game he left that little wrinkle out?
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Heartbreaking||
His last post was responding to the comment that he should take all the time he needs to recover, that we'll wait to watch him play. And then he described his son's playing so beautifully:
I feel like my heart is breaking along with theirs. So very, very sad.
|14 weeks 3 hours ago||...was to mock the thread, more than the person.||
Well, it did not come out that way.
So I'm guessing that your avatar name is meant to be ironic?
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||I probably should have responded here rather than above||
So I'll only add it often takes much longer than expected. I remember having college friends who "got to go home" with mono for a week or two for a "mid-semester vacation." I don't think most of us respected how serious it can be, and the long-term effects that can develop without full recovery.
A lot of us think we're soft to give in to the early symptoms, probably athletes in particular. But it can get worse and it does take time, and to someone so young and so eager to perform, that time may seem like an eternity. Glad you're all there for him, and he has a doctor who knows what he's talking about.
Tell Charlie we're all patient enough to wait to cheer him on the field. We're cheering for him now.
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||Wise decision||
As someone who had mono when I was already a couple years out of college, I may have been walking around with it for weeks or even months, and once the symptoms became serious enough to know that it wasn't something temporary, it was another 10 days or so to get correctly diagnosed. When I finally knew what it was (struggling even to hold up the NYC phone book to call the hospital to get my test results), I realized I had to go back home to live with the parents for however long it was going to take.
Best wishes for his full recovery, and his return to school and the team when he's completely ready. It'll be worth it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know...||
Even Tom Brady didn't transfer until after his sophomore year.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Plus Harbaugh knew Speight was the real story||
How many of us thought the game was over when we saw him put in? And after going 0 for whatever, to get rid of the jitters and make those incredible, confident throws to win the game? He answered the questions we all had. "How did you do it?"
We saw the coaches on the sideline encouraging him, treating him with respect, and he could tell us how that helped him. "They prepare all the QBs like we're starters, and they told me to go out and have fun."
|14 weeks 3 days ago||And Darboh flying in the picture right after his||
Quite a pair. (Great catches, both for the photog and the players.)
EDIT: And then I see the flying Butt. Guess I should look at the whole gallery before commenting.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN isn't bad with human interest stories||
They probably hire writers with actual human interest for this kind of thing.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||What if you put something in your cart and||
don't check out until the next day? I'd hate to think MGoBlog didn't get their share because of my extended inner debate.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Did she get fired for being too objective?||
Then you can understand her trying to learn from previous mistakes
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||As I see the Hoke no-punt advice post on the side-bar||
A bloke can drown in history,
so I use this rule of thumb.
The best of times? The worst of times?
I'll look toward what's to come.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||He had a torn ACL in his first season||
Was on the PUP for a while entering the second, switched to linebacker after playing end at Michigan and apparently had trouble with the position switch. (Something about coaching and/or scheme change in there too, but don't remember the details.) Since the Eagles traded up to draft him in the first round, the "bust" term came first from Eagles fans.
If he's still using the term, it means he's taking responsibility himself instead of blaming fate. Great to see him finally coming into his own.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||He was injured 2-3 weeks ago||
but wasn't put on IR. Good to know he was back playing again this weekend.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||A contract as a self-help guru||
"Conquering Laziness in 12 minutes or less"
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com chimes in||
from his CFB rewind:
[Posted this elsewhere after looking for an objective assessment. Solomon's pre-CBS gigs were as a Clemson beat-writer.]
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you for giving me the opening||
The Targeting thread must be on page 4 by now.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||An opportunity to post this||
From an objective observer* on CBSSports.com:
*Jon Solomon, whose pre-CBS background seems to be S.C. beat reporting.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||The giveaway||
No helmet-wing fur.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||My fear too||
From my view, the emergency staff was covering all but his lower legs, and it seemed his feet were bent at an unnatural angle, besides being absolutely still. Never so happy to see the boards being carried off the field almost as quickly as they were brought in.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||As another of the UM women on the blog||
I could write several essays on this topic. But having gone through the classic Cinderella weekend at the age of 17: Non-Midwestern looks, grew up in a very Midwestern town. Had to get glasses and was amazed at what I'd been missing (visually), so couldn't understand why certain "pretty" girls would hide their glasses until there was a film showed in a class. I was "respected" and well-liked (a "brain"), but nobody asked me out. At 17 I went against my principles and took off my glasses at an occasion with more urban guys who still had never seemed to be interested other than to talk. Suddenly they were throwing themselves at me, some not even realizing I was the same person (and allegedly there was at least one broomstick fight, with only one broomstick).
At Michigan, where certain male persons seemed to see past the glasses, I told one the story and how I couldn't understand the drastic difference when they already knew me. He smiled. "Biology."
There are different standards of beauty around the world, U of Michigan has a more diverse population with more varieties of beauty, and when women go to a challenging university, they do have more pressing issues than putting on the contacts and make-up and hair products and slathering on sunscreen so they can bare their bodies and still have lovely skin when they're old[er]. But they can take the time when they so choose, and they can keep the glasses on when they realize it helps filter out some of the shallower members of the male species.
And, to defend the women who happen to have the more typically "American" beauty, as defined by some in the days of a less diverse America, they can be intelligent too. So vive la difference.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm so busy reading this||
that I missed Thomas Rawls making his first TD for the Seahawks. I think it was a long one. [Replay looks like it was almost 70 yards.]
EDIT: 69 yards, 2nd-longest in NFL season, and I think they said it was Seattle's first rushing TD this season (but don't quote me).
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Confirmed for 22, row 79||
Incredible sound for most. But it's true that the other side of the stadium loses out when in concert formation. I remember feeling sorry for them. Acoustics.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
But maybe only in the post-game.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Was sitting in that area, Row 79||
next to a lovely couple there for the wife's 50th-year reunion (the husband's was 4 years before), and though they weren't yelling and screaming, they stood every time the rest of us did without complaint, even when the knees weren't making it easy. (I suspect that may be why they left at half-time. Happily sated but needing PT.) The husband had been to the Maryland game last week (lives in that area), and wasn't quite convinced the team was quite there yet. That opening TD return brought a huge smile on his face. Which stayed.
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||he would still be playing.||
Actually, Gardner is injured.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||The one-two punch||
Drake can leap over players with a single bound, and De'Veon has that transporter/invisible cloak thing going on.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Missed The Gerund's Stribling||
Glad he's back to strible some more.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Positive Note #2||
The medical staff knows how to rehab. [see Drake Johnson.]
|18 weeks 2 days ago||O'Jemudia?||
Took me a minute to figure it out. Plus 1, besides agreeing with everything you said about one of our favorites.
Will definitely miss seeing him play, and he'll obviously miss playing. But also on board with those who trust that this coaching staff will get his name and reputation in the minds of their NFL buddies so that this is only the end of his college career.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Lyons & Thomas||
Not true. Both played Saturday, each credited with a solo tackle, and add a pass break-up for Dymonte. Lyons is learning a position he's never played before, and the two of them are listed as the co-back-ups for Peppers. So doing pretty well in their limited (but increasing) time.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||The official M radio broadcast is available live and later||
Live and "on demand." (Today's 12:15 press conference will be live at... 12:15.) And free.
Dan Dierdorf and Jim Brandstatter with the (very enthusiastic) call, and there's usually a streamed pre-game show, including pre-taped interviews with coaches/players, etc., and a postgame show with live interviews.
It's usually not a long wait for it to be available for replay after the postgame has signed off. The link above takes you to the live page. If it's no longer listed there, click the On Demand tab to listen later. Lots of good stuff to be found.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Thomas & Lyons||
I remembered noticing Thomas too, so I looked up the stats sheet: Had one solo tackle and a pass break-up. Sounds pretty good for not being on the field all the time.
As for Lyons, in a recent interview he was talking about being asked to change to a position he'd never played before, that there's a learning curve and he feels he's gradually making progress. He and Thomas are the "OR" backups to Peppers. Lyons also had one solo tackle this game, and Peppers had two. Considering Peppers seemed to be always out there, I'd say Lyons and Thomas are doing pretty well for their limited time, if tackles were the only measurement of a DB's effectiveness.
Speaking of the stats sheet for the game, Ojemudia was third on the list, behind Morgan and Bolden. His loss is going to be big for the defense.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Practicing and learning||
There's a lot of season left to go, and maybe he's practiced and learned enough to start contributing on the field. And learning from the game experience to be even better down the road.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||A turtle neck?||
So he's going to Maryland?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||On the basis of no direct knowledge,||
I'm going to speculate that Stribling had an injury in practice, and Harbaugh's saying he'd comment after the game was because he wanted to hear from the medical folks to determine how long he might be out, and he had this game thing to pay attention to first.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Did anyone tell them about the time change?||
Incomplete prep for a game without them.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Listening to radio pregame with my coffee & bagel||
Interview with Jeremy Clark-- says he's getting more comfortable at corner and that Jourdan Lewis is the most talkative DB, helps him when he's down by talking trash to him.
Cloudy outside the NYC window... Hope you guys all have a great time outside!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||His CV shows he's known for writing and history||
Along with lots of writing, among other things:
-- Lecture at OSU: "Writing History"
-- Current book (also his Ph.D. dissertation): "The Benching of Willis Ward" (the Michigan football player and teammate of Gerald Ford who wasn't allowed to play against a Southern team, but later became a judge), and he worked on the educational film "Black and Blue" which brought this story to the attention of most of us who now know about it
Also got his Master's at Eastern Michigan, Bachelor's at Morehouse College.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||She thought meeting the President would be the hard sell||
rah-rah kind of stuff which she wasn't interested in and gets everywhere. She didn't realize he was all about the education until she met him, learning he came from Brown and Johns Hopkins, which aren't known as hotbeds of football. And she was very impressed.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I'm assuming you didn't listen to Webb's podcast||
Rashan's Mom wasn't interested in the usual rah-rah athletics approach to recruiting, and seemed most impressed with the interviews with the academics, the support folks, and, a surprise to her, with Pres. Schlissel. "Why do I need to talk to the President?" She understood why after sitting down with him. Sam added it's not that she didn't enjoy the 5-star dinner, but that wasn't what the trip was about for her. And Rashan has said he's listening to Mom.
Having heard Schlissel at an alumni event when he was first hired, he said one of the things that drew him here was the diversity of the University, and he wasn't just talking about ethnic & religious & international diversity of the students and faculty, though that was obviously part of it, but the diversity of educational opportunities. I'm sure Mom heard that too, and was apparently impressed. Not to say he's a sure thing, but it doesn't sound like your qualms are a concern.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||If it weren't for the Lions game, I would have missed it (NYC)||
Planned to do the moon-watch, but got involved in something on my computer with the Lions game on in the background. The highlight of the game was the shot of the moon in action over Detroit. Got me out of my seat.
Ran outside, a friend just coming home said she'd seen it (the first stage, that it was "very dramatic"), but that "it would come back." Saw a bit of the crescent stage before clouds moved in, then a nice view of the full thing with a muted red glow. Various neighborhood folk clustering, chatting with strangers, advising each other what we'd seen or missed, calculating where the moon would have moved by the time the clouds passed again, and whether it would be hiding behind one of the buildings and we should move to the next block...
Went home before it came back out the last time, but felt I'd gotten my money's worth.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Student Section stands out on TV too||
I understand having a maize-out now and then, but as long as it's a full house, the generous sprinkling of maize throughout and then the full-bore sunny student section is a good look.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Eight B1G teams in the top 50||
Seems strange that MSU isn't one of them.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Well, you figure it'll take at least one game||
to forget everything Harbaugh taught them...
Oh, dear. NBC is just showing the highlights.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty sure he took classes||
but never actually played for Michigan.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||UCLA is currently up 42-14 at Arizona||
Still in the first half.
TV guys just made comment about last week being difficult for UCLA because Mendenhall kept changing their looks.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||It's possible||
In a DetNews article about Blake O'Neill:
Seems reasonable a kid from New Zealand could train there too.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Reasons 492(b) and (c)||
When I enjoy a reference even when it turns out I'm missing its roots, somebody will explain it for me.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Just belongs in a different kind of lyric.||
You got your French names for your love ballads, you got your Hippenhammers for your hippen-hop.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Both pix are wonderful||
But the one on the left could be emblematic. Simply beautiful.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||As a first-generation American||
I've been following Amara's and Jehu's stories from when we first heard about their recruitment. It never gets old to see their success here.
Congrats on making it official, Amara!
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||Typos can be fun.||
So let it be written, so let it be done.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||The fork in the road||
Knew the quote, but didn't know the explanation until I read the Times article posted in the OP. The other thing I didn't know (and didn't know that I didn't know it), was the origin of his nickname:
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Hollywood smile? Naw, he was born with it.||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||He had an early run in this week's game||
but hurt his knee. (The report at the time. Haven't checked the follow-up.)
|20 weeks 2 days ago||It's like the ridiculous statement||
that "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." The big egos who need the most money, the most toys, the most media coverage simply can't understand that there can be more satisfaction elsewhere.
Even if you watch Harbaugh at the press conferences and compare with him sitting down with Brandstatter on Inside Michigan, you can see how much more humor he shows, relaxed and with friends, and how much more joy when he's simply on the field with his guys coaching (and tacking a snap or two).
|20 weeks 3 days ago||There's wind, and there's wind.||
Yesterday's prediction from MGoWeather:
It's not an excuse, but it doesn't make things easier. Giants* Stadium is notorious for its swirling winds, so teams hope not to have to kick and probably hang onto the run game as much as possible when they see the stadium flags are going wild. A learning experience, right?
*formerly known as.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just having my coffee||
I'll let you guys do the serious work.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||You can listen via UCLA Bruins' website||
This link should take you directly to their player:
UCLA didn't get anything from their first possession, and BYU was going strong, but Mangum was just sacked twice in a row.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I second that!||
Any public interest lawyers out there want to take the case?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Let's see if ABC's halftime report||
still says, "Harbaugh sure loves his tight ends!" after their highlights of three TDs-- one by a WR, one by an RB, and one by a FB.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||In case this is the media snowflakes thread...||
ABC has its problems too. Watched the highlights at the halftimes of their games, and each time they showed the Michigan highlights-- Three Touchdowns! Showing Two of Them! And whichever idiot commentator says, "Harbaugh really likes his tight ends!" Umm... TDs by a WR, an RB and a FB.
This is on the writers, of course. It was the same comment for both the early and late games. Can I stand listening to USC's irritating band charge long enough to see if they still compliment Harbaugh's TE's in an hour or so?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I was reading this thread after our game but while OSU's||
was going. I so resisted interspersing things about OSU's situation, just in case someone was reading the thread after having missed our game. They had QB problems too, and they supposedly had so many good ones they couldn't choose between them. Then they had to bench their starter. Michigan didn't start the season as the unanimous #1, and either NIU is really, really good, or Michigan's moving along fine for a new system with new coaches and a new QB. Lots of teachable moments.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Jansen does the M Audio pregame||
Where he was congratulated for his nomination for the Hall of Fame.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||If it's still running, guess he'll miss the 100th anniversary||
of the Theatre Dept. on homecoming weekend.
When I was in school, he was in town to get an honorary doctorate. The Dept. held a "tea" for "Jimmy" -- but before that he sat down with our small acting class and told us stories that he didn't share with the big group. Wonderful, generous man.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks. You beat me by a second or two.||
Feel free to delete my dupe.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||This is a test. This is only a test.|
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Great story||
Focus on the moment, never give up...
Not a Red Sox fan, but hope there are more good chapters to come.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Add the suprise big play from A.J. Williams||
Of course now the secret is out, that the big bruiser can get open, catch and run. Three tight ends opposing defenses will have to keep an eye on.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||They caught it||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Why would anyone go to Rutgers?||
They have openings.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||His graphics typo makes you even.||
Your money is on the ladder. His ladder is on the money.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Geez. If I'd have known....||
I could've watched. Was too busy avoiding the work I had to do by "warming up" on here.
Congrats to Nick!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||He's plateaued?||
He reduced his interceptions by 2/3.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||There was a nice shot of Wheatley||
giving a big hug to Smith after he made one of his TDs.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||So did the commentators||
Both on TV and in the M Booth. Can't remember who said it in the booth, but he added to the statement that they agreed with Harbaugh, "But he's not going to get the call."
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Well, the field is the right color||
Guess they don't want to blend in.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Fortunately Heiko is in medical school (aren't you, H?)||
so maybe he can help your* wife out with her problem, or at least connect you with the appropriate expert.
Good to have you back, Heiko. And that you stayed, RoUMel.
*obviously meant to be a reply to J.Fresh.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Your wish is his command.||
Gave it to Harbaugh before the postgame presser.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||My sister was there.||
Fortunately she'd taken the subway early, as most doctors do. Said there was a plastic surgery convention in town so all the surgeons came down to St. Vincent's to assist the injured who never arrived. One of the hospital doctors came in after injurying himself in routine surgery and all the visiting surgeons' hands went up to volunteer to help him.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Don't even need the app||
WTKA has a podcast page that can be used on old-fashioned computer-type things. Can even listen live, if you're up early enough for Sam 'n Ira and MGoRoundtable.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't recognize the hair either||
But it'd be nice to know Mone is smiling.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||At a polling place in Harlem||
Volunteer work for the primary election that was canceled a couple hours later. Reassured my friends and family from across the country that outside a housing project in Harlem, I was probably in the safest place in the city. And it felt that way, even before the crossing guard told us the truck driver who'd just stopped at the light reported what he'd heard on the radio.
And yes, it was a spectacularly gorgeous day in Harlem, the parents walking their kids to school. And yes, like when JFK was killed, people can't help remembering where they were and all the details.
After we figured out the election was canceled, I walked down to our campaign quarters, just to be with the others. A guy came in nervously and asked to see the candidate. Turns out he worked at the WTC but was late to work because he went to vote for our guy. Didn't have to say that he was convinced that voting saved his life.
One of our volunteers was a policeman who had just finished law school and went down to Police Plaza to hand in his retirement papers. Heard what was happening and ran down to help. Never returned. He was also an actor, and the soap where he occasionally played a policeman hung his photo in the fictional police dept., with the camera picking it up every 9/11 until the show was canceled.
Another volunteer showed up at the campaign office, hours after having gone to her job downtown. She walked all the way up there, ashes and dust on her shoes and purse, seemingly in shock, later saying her feet just took her there. Our candidate took money out of his pocket to find her a cab home. There weren't any, but fortunately the buses had started running again by then and I got her a seat. She stared out the window the whole time, clutching the dusty pocketbook. When I got her to her door and asked if she needed anything, she only said "A shower."
|21 weeks 6 days ago||The full text is in the OP, but here's the link||
Fund for Keeping Newsprint Journalists Employed (even from these obscure outlets)
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Link in his signature line||
and find yourself connected.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||He's actually off Michigan's site||
Quick work updating the roster.
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||Виктор||
Slavic form of the Latin word we hail in the plural.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||Small, fearless PGs||
And who's that funny little guy who couldn't get into practice because the security guard didn't believe he could be on the team? I think he's still on the roster...
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||I wasn't disagreeing with you||
Just adding to what you were saying, and post the link to the related article.
We saw both Hoke and Harbaugh supporting their players in the midst of games. We can only guess at what goes on behind the scenes, except for these little reports. [And these reports weren't comparing one coach to the other.]
|22 weeks 23 hours ago||And there's a difference with encouraging someone in public||
during a game so they're not demoralized, and holding them accountable in the [semi] privacy of the practices and film review, in front of their teammates and competitors. Support vs. teaching moments.
There's another very good Mlive article and interview with De'Veon Smith, being able to take criticism, recognizing and facing your errors and fighting to keep the #1 spot. (And while he's working on improving his vision, add him to the Smart Man/Good Voice Team.)
|22 weeks 23 hours ago||Hold on there.||
I have it on good authority that there are some places outside of the Midwest that think Mary, merry and marry are pronounced differently. So you never know. No?
|22 weeks 23 hours ago||That's not eucalyptus in the Odoms pic?||
/northern-city indoor girl.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||He's got the Ball Hawk shirt!||
Wearing it in the interview.
In the MLive article about the stickers, there was this as well [I've edited what I think was a typo]:
I'd be curious to see Ross's "specialized fleece."
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Great! Thanks.||
And they took a RB off the practice squad to make room for him.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Suppose the keyword is "allegations"||
Probably have to await confirmation, legal advice, perhaps negotiating a rehab/support treatment stay...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I guess it's too late to ask, but||
I guess it's too late to ask, but how was Hutch in the booth?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Good to hear [EDIT: Maybe not.]||
Hasn't shown up yet on the Transaction Report, but there should be more changes in the next couple days as other teams check the waiver wire.
EDIT: Guess that was premature. This article on the Steelers website (posted a few hours ago) talks about their process of finalizing the roster, which unfortunately doesn't include him. They mention considering things like injury history/health, and they did just add an RB from another team, so it's possible they brought him in for a try-out.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Mundy says hello from IR||
A hip thing in pre-season.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Ash wasn't alone to make a practice squad||
The Ravens signed Brennen Beyer to their P.Sq., but otherwise the final cuts weren't so happy. The only rookie UDFA to stick with an active roster (so far) was Thomas Rawls. Raymon Taylor was cut from the Colts, but he wasn't put on their practice squad. Unfortunately Fitz Toussaint was cut from the Ravens and Will Campbell from the Bills. Both had been on and off practice squads, so that's not a good sign. Junior Hemingway was cut from the Chiefs, but the next day they put him on IR. So maybe he'll have another chance next year.
As for Richard Ash, as I posted elsewhere in a preseason thread, I was lucky enough to see him play nose tackle for most of the 4th Q at the Jags-Giants game. Sitting in the first row mezzanine end zone (Ebay can be wonderful, especially for preseason seats cheap), I had a good view of his jersey number and could focus on him (Denard & Henne were gone by then), and so I wasn't surprised that he made the practice squad. (Relieved, of course.) Still over 300 lbs, but it looked like really good weight and he showed strength and energy taking care of the gaps. Being there live, I could also see him pulled over by the coach with the rest of the D-line, and something made me feel that they liked him. I'm rooting for him.
PS: Since I was with a PSU alum, I discovered Blake Bars' PSU brother, Brad, was playing for the Giants. He made their P.Sq. So congrats to the Bars family.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for bridging the great divide||
Nice to have another team and fanbase we can respect and root for. What sports should be about.
Whatever the final score, as our new coach said, "That was a football game!"
|23 weeks 20 hours ago||What bulletin boards are for.||
Taking things out of context. I believe this was from an article/interview/press conference that showed the great respect Utah and its coach have for our program and history, how excited they are about opening with this nationally prominent game, but then specifically answering questions posed about it being the biggest game of their year. What is he supposed to say? That his conference foes are chopped liver?
Not sure this is the article (from the DetNews), but it's probably covering the same press conference. So let's pick and choose what we'll post here: