|1 day 10 hours ago||My fear is that the site will turn into those white-space things||
I understand why people complain that our common addiction isn't always available when we most need it, but I love the layout.
Too many other sites I need to use have switched to lots of white space and pale text floating there with too much space between lines, requiring constant cursoring and difficulty reading. Is it that they're designed for phone-readers? As someone who likes to see lots of text at a glance... On an actual computer... that's easy to read and kind to the eyes...
Please say that's not in the plan!
|6 days 3 hours ago||A moral victory!||
Or at least a moral 4th place. Glad you had a place to put it in writing.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Caris was there!||
I finally saw him play just last night in Bklyn! (A couple highlight-quality assists.)
Radio guys said a few alum players were there (Tim Hardaway & Josh Bartelstein?), maybe to watch Walton's record-breaking night? Spoke to the team before the game. Posbang them all.
|1 week 1 day ago||Puh-RAM-uss||
I live across the river from NJ, but I hear about them on the news a lot. Weather, traffic, stuff like that.
|1 week 1 day ago||Two more success stories (out of the only two I know about)||
A friend's dad recently passed away "naturally" in his mid-90s, years after his (quadruple or quintuple) bypass surgery. He was still going to Yankee games with his sons only a couple years before, when the long trip into the Bronx and the stairs in the stadium just got too much (for the legs, not the heart).
My own dad had completely successful bypass in the early days of the surgery, after surviving two separate heart attacks, both times lucky enough to be either in the hospital (where he worked) or surrounded by other MDs at a medical convention. Being a doctor he knew the risks, but was willing to take the risk rather than "live like an invalid." When he eventually passed away (from something else), his heart was the strongest in the ICU, proudly pumping away. We didn't want to lose him even then, of course, but we had him years longer than without the surgery.
It is so much more routine today, and well worth the trouble.
All the best to your dad and all of you who are there to cheer him on.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Forgive me for benefiting from your distress||
Since my primary NFL interest is following our alumni, preseason is when I can get cheap seats on Ebay and see our rookies get playing time, even those who might be UDFAs. With both the Jets & the Giants here, that means at least 6 other teams coming in to play them, and the number of guys in the picture, the odds are pretty good this year there'll be at least one game of interest.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly||
I knew nothing about draft status, recruiting, or much of anything about what goes into football or coaching, but I was already in NYC, watching the few Michigan games then broadcast nationally, and I'd see Brady pulled for this kid who didn't seem to play any better, and wondered why Brady had to wait two years to get on the field and this kid with no experience couldn't wait his turn.
Then there was the Ohio State game, broadcast nationally of course, and there was a feature of Steinbrenner leading the cheers at the OSU pep rally the night before the game. No wonder Steinbrenner was so eager to get Henson off the field at Michigan, and no wonder Carr felt the pressure to get him ON the field to keep him from jumping ship for baseball. No proof, but sure made sense to me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Steinbrenner Effect & Baseball||
Henson was Yankees property, Steinbrenner was an OSU booster...
Carr was quoted years later that Henson was put in because he needed some on-field time in the games because his summer baseball commitments didn't allow enough off-season football. Conspiracy theory given credence when Steinbrenner gave then-starter Henson a now-or-never $1,000,000 come-to-Yankees after his junior year.
Did the platooning affect Brady's draft status? Then the other Drew got injured...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You made your point||
To you he's a random source. But enough reputable sources have by now vouched for this particular reputable source as being a highly reputable source. He doesn't post guesses, and knows what he can share and what he can only hint at. Time to move on.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Too late for me to edit, but eager to learn from my mistakes||
So does it make a difference that it's "cool story, sis" [or, apparently, "un-cool story, sis"]? Which might reflect on the type of details I wasn't actually privy to and, if I had been, would of course only be girl-talk details like, "Golly, were you a freshman or sophomore? Did you meet him in a class? Did you go out for pizza? Did he know you don't like football?")?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Watching with a friend who has a friend who dated Belicheck||
long ago in college. [Sorry, sworn to secrecy on details.]
Friend's friend wasn't really interested in football, but we did go out with her and her now husband to watch one of those other Tom Brady superbowls and weren't allowed to bring up her pre-husband history, though it was eons ago. The husband likes football and the excuse for the get-together watch was that I was from Michigan and obsessed with Brady.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Moonlight, Lion...||
Very different kinds of movies, obviously, but more involving to me. (Both of these have incredible child actors, by the way.) Arrival, especially if you miss "intelligent" science fiction...
I know a couple of people who hated LaLaLand, thinking it phony. But then one is a musician and the other a former Rockette. For me it eventually paid off, but took a long way to get there.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Considering he's from Columbus, Ohio||
It's a legitimate reference. Fortunately he's already answered with his choice.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Seth had trouble with iTunes too?||
I feel so much better! Not that I don't have sympathy. Just thought it was my dreadful software karma. Two 2-3 hr sessions trying to register with iTunes to get a free limited-time movie download, the sessions divided by the totally unresponsive "help" e-mail that came 48 hrs later: "We understand you're having trouble signing in on your new iTunes account. So sorry. To solve this problem, first sign into your iTunes account..." [Honest.]
Actually, the guy at the Apple Store was the one bright spot. He helped me redo everything I'd done, but this time it worked. So I could go home and sign on. But that's all I could do successfully without using the rest of my evening dealing with their help lines. Will spare the rest of the saga/rant. Suffice it to say I'm reluctant to trust a software company with such abysmally designed software.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
Hadn't heard anything about her in a while, so wasn't sure.
So maybe that's her in the pool? Suppose it doesn't hurt that the up-and-coming women's swim team beat OSU last night 212-88... (The men's team won too, of course, for those curious. But this might be the first time the women are ranked higher than the men, #7 to #9. Someone in the know feel free to correct me.)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He actually is a swimmer||
And isn't his sister joining the M swim team?
[EDIT: Talking about Martin, not Frey. Unless Frey & Harbaugh also jumped into the pool.]
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Appreciate the M-related play-by-play||
Or at least highlights, being NFL-network-deprived.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Roster Numbers (etc. from official roster||
Our guys on the North Team. [Apologies for the funky formatting in transfer; those aren't really links.]
43 Chris Wormley DE 6-5 297
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Big Brothers Big Sisters||
When I was a senior in high school, this was our congregation's youth group project. The local branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters paired each of us with a child (checking their national website, I see the age range for the kids is 6-18). They describe it as mentoring the child, but for me at 18, it seemed more like simply being there as a friend, being able to share experiences they wouldn't otherwise have access to, letting them know there was something else out there.
My strongest memory was when my best friend and I took our girls out for an activity and had milk and cookies afterwards. My charge, generally quite shy and quiet, said, "We have milk at home, too. But it's for the baby."
The downside for me was that only a few months later I had to leave for Ann Arbor and felt I was abandoning my girl. But she sent me a lovely note wishing me well "up at college." Something I've never forgotten. (And this post makes me wonder if I'd be able to track her down years later through BBBS and see what became of her.)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||From Senior Bowl tweets||
UM WR Amara Darboh only Top 5 total workload player to increase workload every day over 3 days of practice
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fortunately Rodd... Rodi...||
Last year's transfer QB was already here before we learned that we couldn't remember how to spell his name.
|4 weeks 49 min ago||Speaking of truly missing out... I missed seeing him Monday.||
In Sunday's "Current Wolverines in the NBA" thread, with videos of recent Caris highlights, I posted how giddy I was that I was going to my very first NBA game the very next night just to see Caris play! A nor'easter on both ends of the subway, heavy winds and rain, but who cares? It's worth it to see Caris, our rookie star-in-the-making.
I admit I was a bit concerned that I didn't spot him in warm-ups... The pregame announcers focused on "the youngsters"... They mention two... (pause)... then, quietly: "Caris Levert is being held out tonight. They want to rest him." [They missed him, believe me. But if it's best for the longterm...]
At least I could see him on the bench, and when he stood to high-five his teammates at breaks he was smiling, so I figured they were telling the truth and not covering for an injury set-back. Pretty snazzy boots he was wearing over his warm-up pants... Here's hoping that was simply a fashion statement.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||The guys behind him are enthused||
But they look a little small for our needs...
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||And maybe his mentoring will lead him to coaching||
when his playing days are done. More branches to the tree.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Postscript no one will see||
All the way to Barclays Center in the noreaster, and they do an intro highlighting a couple of players, then close by saying, "Caris LeVert won't play tonight. They want to rest him."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Wasn't talking about StubHub||
Was joking about the secret society, but it's not that well known outside of NYC. These aren't re-sales but almost-comp tix that are offered to members of TheaterMania's Gold Club, with last-minute tix provided by producers of events that aren't sold out and not likely to become sold out, preferring to have bodies in the seats and hoping the viewers will spread the word. [But they probably don't want too much spreading of the word for specific events.]
You never know what's going to be offered. Think it started for theater, often for new shows or shows on their last legs, or off the beaten track, but they have other offers, including museum admissions and tourist events. Members pay an annual membership fee, get e-mail notices of tix available (which go quickly) and pay a small per-ticket fee when purchased. I'm lucky to have a buddy who keeps checking.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Nice timing. Going to my first NBA game tomorrow.||
to see Caris! Live!
A friend belongs to one of those secret societies that offer unsold seats, usually for theater, but he's recently gotten [excellent] Islanders seats and invited me to the next one. (They're in Brooklyn temporarily, with most of their fans out on Long Island.) I told him if he got them for a game playing against Michigan alumni, I'd join him.
Lo and behold, they suddenly offered Nets tix. I had previous plans for tomorrow night, but this trumps that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But the multi-syllabic poetry makes up for it||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So they didn't read the press release?||
(Forgot about it and went to bed, so can't testify to their tone of voice.)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Players are human too.||
Especially young ones. And their bad feels/feelings can influence their output. New coaches, new players, not knowing what to expect. Brooklyn was a surprise, then it seems like a fluke. The players start doubting themselves (and their coaches), just as we doubt them (and their coaches). They start thinking too much (white collar) until whatever magic (or coaching, or handwriting on the wall) changes things around, makes things fun again and lets them play (blue collar).
Fun to watch when it works.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||They're both on today's roster (dated yesterday)||
Is it possible they can play at both, or is it just that Synder's tweets use both "Senior Bowl" and "East-West Shrine Bowl" as if it's the full name?
Just in case, I started an open thread for the Shrine Bowl so people knew there was a game today with plenty of our guys. [The audio broadcast has already started.]
|4 weeks 4 days ago||TODAY is the EAST-WEST SHRINE BOWL||
3:00 pm on NFL network. [OP should change the the title, unless Kalis is also in next week's bowl.] See post below for roster.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||To avoid confusion: officially the East-West Shrine Bowl||
[Next week's game is officially the "Reese's Senior Bowl," and we have several guys on that one.]
Here's today's Shrine Bowl roster for the East Team, with a link to audio of the game for those who don't have NFL Network. Our guys:
Kyle Kalis #67
Erik Magnuson #77
De’Veon Smith #2
Channing Stribling #31
Matt Godin #98
Dymonte Thomas #23
“Lano” Delano* Hill (S) #39
Also on the East Team: Cooper Rush (QB, #10) from Central Michigan. Western's QB Zach Terrell (#11) is, of course, on the Western team. Because Western.
*In a previous post some of us wondered why he suddenly became Lano post-school. My new theory: Pre-emptive move so commentators who know not Michigan wouldn't assume he was related to FDR.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats on your first post.||
And sounds like a helpful one.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Delano to Lano?||
When did that happen? I think that's the second time I've seen it post-school, so maybe he chose to nickname himself for the NFL? Or maybe it's a typo that went viral? Can't be another NLF player with the same name who's claiming rights...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Someone in Management? I was accidentally right.||
I was accidentally right. Tom Coughlin, former coach of the Giants and original coach of the Jaguars (when they were really good), was recently in Ann Arbor speaking to the basketball team, with a grandchild running around the court in Michigan gear. The MGoBlue.com article mentioned that he has a [son & daughter-in-law or daughter and son-in-law?] who are Michigan alumni. And he was just named Exec. VP of Football Operations of the Jaguars a week or so ago.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||With their roster, he might feel right at home.||
There were 5 former Wolverines on the Jags roster this season, I think more than any other NFL team. Denard, Henne, Omameh and rookie Jarrod Wilson, and Richard Ash was on and off the practice squad until the Cowboys borrowed him in late December.
No way of knowing who'll still be there next season, but seems someone in management is aware of Michigan.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you for getting started||
And for keeping us tuned.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Despite the questionable comparison||
It's a great excuse to post that great picture.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever happened to Mike Francesa?||
Or do they just shuffle last names?
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Just concerned that they're too big||
Won't be enough room for all the awesome accomplishments expected.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||And then there's this full article on Dawg Nation||
that seems to have been posted just a few hours ago, that features him talking about how close he got to the Georgia commits during the all-star game week, how very close with Najee, and that his current #1 is "Alabama (by a lot)" and #2 Michigan "(that education)"-- #3 Georgia and #4 USC, where he's going to take an official in a few days. [Says Auburn and Florida will NOT get a visit, but MAYBE Georgia.] Etc. Make of it what you will.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||So was Harbaugh before he came to UM.||
So was Harbaugh before he came to UM. [Or something like that.]
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I remembered reading Richard Ash's Jaguars bio||
where his college is listed as Western Mich (where he finally got to play), but it also listed him as a Michigan grad. So earlier posts may be correct, that you can transfer to play your 5th year and count the class credits to complete your Michigan degree, or still take some classes at Michigan? Somehow working things out.
Unfortunately*, he was just picked up by the Cowboys from the Jags' practice squad a day or two ago, and the bio info isn't on the Cowboys' website.
*for research back-up only, possibly better for Ash, as much as I dislike the Cowboys.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||They also play "Let's Go Blue" in the film||
And it's actually credited! (Whatever color they translated it to.)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Me three (or is it four by now?)||
I know we had one Jordan among the new commits, but this Merch guy was completely off my radar.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Cesar's was brilliant!||
And charming! And shows a very natural acting talent! So there.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||He called the phone # to order before the doorbell rang||
And the adorable big smile was confirmation that it was his choice, although the delivery was impossibly immediate so he couldn't be sure what was in the box (despite the give-away ribbon colors).
|9 weeks 3 days ago||While showing Daddy McCaffery up in a broadcast booth||
Pats-Broncos game. (That would make sense. Colorado.) While they had the camera on him upstairs broadcasting for whomever, they talked about what he and his brilliant/talented sons are up to.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Also correct that you don't have to be Polynesian||
Note that time of the game is 6:00 pm Hawaii time. Middle of the night for most of us, but worth a little insomnia.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||That's really depressing||
Especially that I kept reading all the way to the end.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Guest appearance filling in for injury at Atlanta||
But obviously an impressive audition for Arizona.
Also of note, with M's reputation as a hotbed of legendary holders:
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'd actually like to get his hockey tale||
for my toddler nephew (though his parents dress him in the Montreal garb, since that's where they live), who's not quite old enough to read it.
Tangent: Wanted to paste in the cover (featuring a Red Wings player) for those who haven't read the article, but ever since I got a new, high-tech computer, I can't paste in images anymore. Is it the browsers, or the technique? I always get a Latin paragraph in the preview box and can't get rid of it. The Hateful "Edge" won't even give me a "properties" selection in the drop-down menu. It was so easy on my primitive older computer.
[If anyone reads this far down, advice would be appreciated.]
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I'm still laughing||
Brilliant. The entire cast.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Even when I don't have a busy day||
As a fellow non-Tweeter, I appreciate Tweeters doing the dirty work, scouring through the masses of tweets and sharing with the Luddite crowd.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Remember Richard Ash?||
He and Rawls were actually pre-grad transfers. He was also signed as an undrafted free agent, and in his second year he's 2nd on the Jaguars depth chart at DT after spending some time on the practice squad.
Maybe someone more in the know can answer a question about his college history. His Jags bio says he was a 5th year senior at Western, that he played at Michigan from 2011-13 and at Western Michigan in 2014 with 12 starts. But it also says that he graduated from Michigan in 2014. Is that a typo or were his Western credits transferable and he chose to go there for a chance to play? Wasn't he injured a lot at Michigan? So maybe this was a joint opportunity to get him a degree and a chance at playing time?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I count my blessings||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for the explanation||
Same in NYC. I had the TV on because Tom Brady. I was doing something at the computer, actually paying attention to what I was doing, and suddenly I looked up and realized the Lions on the screen weren't part of the half-time report.
Don't get to see them that often either. Nice game to pick.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Any Big 10 opponent?||
You are aware that Spike Albrecht is a beloved former Wolverine from not-so-long-ago? Like from last year? Who transferred for his 5th year to have a chance to play after being injured much of last year?
Far from OT.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||My new favorite typo||
Compain. Perfect for this discussion.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||But we can discuss team's points...||
Five players in double figures, including Jillian Dunston with a double-double.
Going into the game the gals were ranked first in the nation in 3-point % (45.5%) and 2nd in field goals (51.8%). Saw an early game on line. They're not just good, they're fun to watch.
|12 weeks 10 hours ago||She was honoring the bye-week.||
Took some time to do the laundry.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Already off the front page.||
So without this post still active i would've missed it. (Could've sworn I looked at the front page this morning.)
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Sound Cloud Pronunciation||
On Asiasi's Roster page:
How did Des pronounce it?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe there's too much sun in California||
You're in academia and yet you're making vast generalizations based on your personal experience.
On a lighter note, a friend of mine was in line to vote here in NYC wearing her M cap. Cardinal Dolan happened to be standing behind her in line and said, "Go Blue! Except when you're playing Notre Dame."
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||Buffalo Ballerina||
Glad you said it first. As someone who did some ballet at more than a foot shorter and more than half his weight, I was blown away by the grace and height on that little hop, skip and jump. To say nothing of avoiding all those goons trying to stop him.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Fortunately SF won't take any Michigan players||
That would confirm the coaching talent of the guy they got rid of.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||He can still put it on his highlight reel||
Nobody has to see that it was taken back.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||They cut to an ad just as Armstrong reenters the stadium?||
Who's running this show?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Sad to say, I have the same problem with MGoBlue video||
On both of my browsers. (New computer.) Yes, MS Edge is weird and quirky and unreliable. But it stops in the same place when I try it on another browser. Am I alone in that?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't know his wife danced for Alvin Ailey||
I know my big brother saw Cazzie play, but considering the number of times my big sister and I saw Ailey's company perform, we might actually have seen her dance. [EDIT: checking the dates, probably not.] The Ailey Company was as legendary to her as Cazzie was to the big bro.
Mrs. Russell a/k/a Myrna White, the one without the umbrella:
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Also on Nat'l list for Ray Guy Award||
and MGoBlue article discussing his comeback from the field goal struggles.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||But you make up for it by not needing a car.||
Or the gas or the insurance or the garage space.
(Three subway stops to MSG, and a couple more blocks to the pub.)
|17 weeks 2 days ago||3-Starts: Fortuitous Typo||
It's not how they start, it's how they finish.
Look forward to seeing what happens once our coaches get their hands on them. Welcome, Kwity, and may you flourish!
|17 weeks 5 days ago||"Either you define yourself, or others will define you.”||
Apparently that's what he did.
From Jeff Seidel's tribute to his colleague [ LINK ]:
|17 weeks 5 days ago||The obit says cause of death not yet determined||
Jeff Seidel's article is interspersed with the number of times he'd been with him in the last couple weeks with a running chorus of "He looked fine, I keep thinking. He looked fine."
[Random weirdness: autocorrect changed "weeks" to "wakes."]
|18 weeks 2 days ago||A friend of a parent||
A friend of a parent is part of a protected class.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||whew||
There is justice.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Is that always your avatar?||
Or is it just for the occasion?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||3-0||
How nice to see on the scoreboard.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Stopped OSU||
Now moving nicely. 3rd down... Oops.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Grocery shopping||
That's what I did. What did I miss?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Excellent||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Mentioning Chariots of Fire again||
because no one else has, with the excuse that it has an 83% Rotten Tomatoes score. And 4 Oscars.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Chariots of Fire?||
Chariots of Fire.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Remember the Titans gets extra credit||
because they play "Let's Go Blue" and actually give it a credit. (Which is not an extra credit but a legit one.)
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Extra Credit||
Wow. What's her major?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Saw that video||
But only after seeing he wasn't listed on the post-game player participation list. Hope it's just that he's working back from something and still in the picture for the future.
|21 weeks 15 hours ago||I, for one, thank you.||
Just wanted to check the board quickly before getting to stuff I'm actually supposed to do, and saw the link. A story I know about and was happy to click before being responsible.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||So the missed xtra point was just strategy?||
Got home in time to watch the Giants pull out a victory in the last few seconds in time for them to switch to the Lions game while reading this thread. They're going to lose because of a missed extra point?
Who'd a thunk it.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Definitely after||
Finally watching the tape, and the Notre Dame revival hope was just a couple minutes ago.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||It's a way cool story for a young'un in way-off California||
(Just assuming he's from California...)
"Hey, Mom! I met a total stranger who knows who Devin is!"
|24 weeks 16 hours ago||Agree. Until he said "Hi, Mom."||
Then that huge smile to the camera gave him away.
(He definitely looks slimmer and healthier. Wonder if his torso is all taped up to give more protection to his spine.)
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Was he called for targeting?||
Or was Mom the ref?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Higher than the OP tweet suggests||
9 tackles (3 1/2 for a loss), 2 sacks and one forced fumble.
Considering he hardly got on the field since he got here, kept having to look at my roster. Who's this #9? Oh. Of course. Grant Perry.
He was zipping around so un-LB-like, looked so slender, I forgot we were on defense. Add another great feel-good story.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||No, but Richard Ash is||
He made the Jags as an UDFA last year after his post-Michigan year at Western Michigan, spent most of the year on the practice squad but was put on the active roster near the end of the season. They probably have enough depth currently on the D-line but like him well enough to continue developing him on the PSq this year and have him handy in case they need to activate him during the season.
PS: They still have 3 spots for their PSq, and many teams haven't yet finalized their squads so there's still a chance for some others who were in the final cuts. Brennan Beyer made the Ravens' squad for the second year.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||He had to retire from the Rams because of injury||
He'd been placed on IR by the Rams, but never was able to come back and retired "because of injury" in 2014. Apparently he tried to come back and was invited to the Falcons camp earlier this year, but they never signed him, so I'm assuming he never completely returned to his pre-injury ability.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Both he and Woodley were playing LB for them||
But both were put on injured reserve, just a month apart, late last year. Neither's on the current roster.
However, Larry Foote became the ILB coach for AZ, so there's that. And Harold Goodwin, former M O-lineman, is their Offensive Coordinator.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Just listening to the replay of the radio broadcast||
while reading this, and they're reporting the Taco injury. "Taco Charlton took a really nasty blow." "Looking for anything positive..." Would so hate to see him miss playing time in his last year, with all the preseason hype.
Angry M-hype-hating Gods!
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Saw him on the sidelines of the game yesterday (on TV)||
smiling happily with a current player, so I was hoping he already had positive news.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||The theory by some who expected this||
was that Orlovsky, who's only on a one-year contract, would be there to mentor Rudock under the system so he could become the official #2 the following year.
[Sort of a variation of what 4Life said above.]
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I'm worried about Charlton||
Not necessarily more than Mone, but Taco looked like he was in much more pain on the field, and though some said he wasn't limping coming off the field... I rewatched the film, and by the time he got to the sidelines (and maybe thought no one was watching), he was definitely being gingerly about putting weight on the one leg.
Worried that it's the MGoBlog Preview-Hating Gods at work. Certainly hope I'm wrong.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||But if he's also visiting Harvard||
it sounds like he also wants to play school. Serious school. (Yes, Duke's there too.) And the crystal balls are before he's seen Ann Arbor. Not a sure thing, but not entirely an unsure thing either.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Rudock Highlight Videos||
HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS on the NFL.com game page. Including his 16- and 17-yard scrambles!
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Plus Mobility||
Add in 4 rushes for 31 yards, with a long of 17.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I was going to complain about the red Meijer taking over||
Too much red on a Michigan playing surface. But now I see the Flagstar was red before. Somehow the prominence of the big block M and the maize Health System block M makes the red less noticeable. (Trying to avoid the ad hate discussion to focus on the red. Which unfortunately makes the ads even more blatant.)
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I'm shocked||
to find out that guys can make a living blogging about something they actually love.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||What's Xfinity?||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||So that's it!||
I couldn't figure out why he'd name his kid after Esiason. This makes much more sense.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||That picture is absolutely gorgeous!||
Good choice! And good work!
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Our noon game v. Hawaii in Hawaii||
I keep worrying about my dear Michigan-born friend in Hawaii who'd probably want to watch the game, but unless it's on tape-delay it'll start at... What time is dawn in Honolulu this time of year?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||The Jets 3rd-string WRs are being kinder to Hackenberg||
First preseason appearance, 4 of 6 for 75 yds and a TD.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Any Ojemudia sightings?||
He's #53, and playing the same position as Brennen Beyer (#45).
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Turning this into the M-alum preseason thread...||
The Jets & Giants used to always have M players, but this year they're down to only one each, both 9-year vets and stars, and both went out with injuries in the first half.
Leon Hall for the Giants, in his first year post-Bengals IR. Injury was after making a great tackle, but word is he may have had a concussion. David Harris has been with the Jets his whole career, still a starter, still playing at his best. Don't remember him ever having injury issues, but he looked like he was in pain. [Just reported that he has a shoulder injury. Saying he wouldn't have played in the 2nd half anyway. Some consolation.]
If it makes you feel better about the Lions, the Giants look awful, and apparently did so the last two weeks.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Sending his young kids to school...||
And don't they have another one on the way? So you figure he's added at least another 18 years to the commitment, not to mention not daring to go back on uprooting his parents so they could babysit...
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks also for the chance to praise your current avatar||
The perfect profile for the heads side of an MGoBlog coin toss.
(Suggestions open for the tail.)
|26 weeks 2 days ago||How Brady happened||
Bledsoe got injured, unheralded low draft pick lifetime-backup goes on as understudy. And never leaves. (Football air issues are an unrelated data subset.)
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know...||
Brian seems to have had a great time disagreeing.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Um... They're still playing on TV.||
Thought it was live and turned here for what I thought would be a live thread, while Carlson was 1 up. But now... (Is a spoiler alert needed for others?)
I'll answer my own question: Yes. On TV they just squared up on the 14th. A lot of excitement left for the TV-watchers who don't know the end.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||As one of the unknowledgeable ones...||
I posted the link above before watching the video. That's where I learned the spoiler info, stunning enough for me to edit it in, while you must have been posting your very fine choice of last word.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||MGoBlue.com's breakdown + highlight video||
Spoiler: Carlson is the first Michigander to make the semifinals since 1956. Detailed description of Carlson's route to the semifinals, along with video:
Mention of the large turnout of enthusiastic Wolverines cheering him on. His own enthusiasm pops up in the video.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Geez, you're right.||
I admit I started doubting my data, and was about to check when I was distracted by another gold-medal event. But time is speeding up. Seemed like Bottom just took over as coach. And thought Bowman was here for much longer.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||NBC opens a window during the race||
to interview men's coach Bob Bowman, but of course it's about whether Michael Phelps is really going to retire. Considering Bowman coached Jaeger when he was a kid here at Michigan, I'm assuming the interview was prerecorded. You know Bowman would be with the rest of the US team yelling and screaming as they watched his protege get his first medal.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Partial Clarification Below||
that starting next time only four on a team. But the primary reason was that the Godmother of the female gym dynasty, longtime coach Marta Karolyi, is retiring. So they wanted to honor her, as HER final five, as well as the final five-member team.
But it was a bit weird hearing them say that before we knew the reasoning.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||BTW: Katie Ledecky's coach is a former Michigan Swimmer||
Bruce Gemmell, who swam for Michigan from 1980-1983, and is also ass't coach for the women's Olympic team (joining the M-connected men's coaches). And it was Michigan coach Jon Urbanchek who convinced him to give up engineering and become a coach.
Just in case we need another rooting interest, this time for the female swimmer who's supposed to win lots of medals. (SPOILER ALERT: She already won a gold tonight. And broke her own world record. More events to come.)
|28 weeks 4 days ago||California or Hawaii.||
Was just e-mailing with a California friend about the damage from the fires, but my good friend in Hawaii looks forward to the hurricanes (when they know about them in time) because they're forced to tie up their boat and she gets to stay in a hotel.
The tsunami wasn't as pleasant for her, because they were told to stay in the boat and move further out into the ocean where the waves can move under them. Supposedly safer, but pretty scary with all the lights out in the middle of the night and not knowing for sure when they were allowed to move back in.
And wasn't today a pretty day in A2? Heard storms are flitting around and was concerned.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm. 4 Hudson crystal balls to Michigan in less than 24 hours||
Was going to reply to "the first crystal ball of the day to Martin" that the linked 247 page showed at least one c.b. earlier today, for Hudson. Another just after midnight, one yesterday and now a 4th from just about an hour ago. While he's in Ann Arbor. Don't know a thing, but just sayin'.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||He chose his moments carefully||
|28 weeks 4 days ago||400 IM semis: Phelps' "little brother"||
Nice finish for Chase Kalisz in the 400 IM semi-finals, catching up from two body-lengths behind the Japanese star to pull it out at the end. (Idolized Michael Phelps as a kid and now trains with him.) Both in the finals tonight.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the heads-up||
I'll check to see if I can stream live with CBC and/or BBC.
I already expended my free 1/2 hour of live streaming on NBC's website watching 1st session of men's gymnastics prelims, so will have to wait until primetime to watch NBC-edited Mikulak & Co. (For those who aren't antenna-lovin' Luddites, you can stream their session live at 1:30 pm.)
Terribly sad to learn that John Orozco, former Olympian from the Bronx, who was moved to tears when he made the US team after being away from the sport with serious injuries, tore his ACL in training a week or so ago and is off the team.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Not just a tribute to your brother||
but a tribute to the two of you together, that you could find and make that bond while there was still time to cherish it, and time to forge the memories that you'll cherish forever.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for having the courage||
I agree with you completely,* but then I've never forgiven Nike for trademarking Maize.
*Almost completely. Was never a pro basketball fan, so didn't have the specific animosity toward Jordan. But seeing the samples that have a commercial basketball logo completely unrelated to Michigan, representing a basketball player who had nothing to do with Michigan, given equal billing with the block M? And after we gave our former AD such a hard time for trying to commercialize everything...
At least the logo seems subtler than in the promos. It still represents bought and sold.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||How unbearably sad.||
In so many ways.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Brooklyn Cyclones & Staten Island Yankees||
The Cyclones play in Coney Island, right off the Boardwalk, home plate facing the ocean. I went their first season in honor of a late uncle who was one of those Brooklyn old-timers who turned his back on baseball when the Dodgers abandoned them for LA. My best memory is the cap I bought. Didn't even realize it had Brooklyn spelled in tiny letters across the brim until someone else noticed it.
Then a good buddy, a Yankee fan all his life, started going to the Staten Island Yankees when the uptown version got way too expensive. (Also easier for him to get his 90-something Dad out there than all the way up to the Bronx.) He started celebrating his b'day there, renting a "luxury box" for $20 per person, including free food, AC indoors and 20 seats outside. The free food is what you'd expect for free, but you can also order other stuff if you want to defeat the mood of the minor league experience. Gorgeous stadium, looks like something from a small town from another era, and the outfield is the view of downtown Manhattan. (Occasionally blocked by a slow-moving trawler.) A short, easy walk from the Staten Island Ferry (now free both ways).
Got to go to the game when Mike O'Neill was playing for the SI Yankees (the "Baby Bombers")and Pat Biondi for the visiting Cyclones (though he didn't get on the field that night). But also have been there on Irish night (bagpipe & drum team and teenage stepdancers), and almost every night has a special commemorative cap and fireworks after the game.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Current NY Times article with lots of links||
Including videos and graphics, and lots of quotes from Dr. Bolton. LINK. For those of us who can't get enough.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||There are actually several kinds of dementia||
And when old people show dementia, most people (including too many doctors) assume it's Alzheimer's and there's nothing you can do. Some dementias in the elderly are from reversible causes, like medications or interaction of meds, so it's good to find out.
They're learning more about Alzheimer's, but as of now no effective treatments. But the original "Alzheimer's" was early-onset dementia as described by Alzheimer and named for him. The name is now used for what used to be call "senile dementia" -- because the brain findings are the same. But why it shows up in younger people is still in question.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Early Charlie Rose interview on CBS This Morning||
Just as I saw this post, but over by the time I finished typing.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Did anyone see the ad with the Michigan olympians?||
I was sitting at the computer and managed to look up when I heard Michigan. Figured there'd be others featuring other schools, like with the NCAA men's gymnastics ads, but only saw a replay of this one. (A car sponsor.)
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Don't confuse me!||
Okay. Brian's spelling agrees with Andrew's Twitter account. I guess I'll go with that.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Since you're in Cbus, maybe you can answer this question||
How many recruits with Harvard and Yale offers get invited to OSU's camps? Just curious.
[I hear the best O-linemen are smart. Along with size and strength and coachability and other stuff, of course.]
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Helpful spelling hint: The Team, The Team, The Team.||
Solomon, not Solo-man. Wise man Aubrey gets it.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||But is it wise to drink and drive?||
The discussion here seems mostly about what's legal or not or why it should be legal or not. If you are a truck driver for a living, an employer or prospective employer might be worried to hire someone who was heavy drinker, not trusting the person to drive sober. (Don't know the legalities of the hiring process here, just for discussion.)
I also don't know enough about the science behind the "altered state" that makes weed so attractive, but what about a kid's responsibility to his team? Can an athlete compete effectively in said altered state? Are his reaction times and concentration diminished? They're supposed to keep up their physical training so they're fast enough and strong enough to compete. Why shouldn't they be required to keep their mental state crisp and ready as well?
Food is legal, but a coach has the right to advise a player with a weight problem to work on controlling it, to choose what and when and how much he eats. If a player doesn't show an effort to change behavior that might be detrimental to the success or chemistry of a team, or his own success as an athlete, it doesn't matter that it's a free country and over-eating is legal. If the kid chooses food over team, he has chosen it over the privilege of playing.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Sense of humor and a sense of history||
Michigan and Ohio had to fight over Toledo, after all. So nicely subversive choice for a sub.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Why Gordie Howe is close to my heart||
Not that I ever knew him. In fact, I knew nothing about hockey growing up (in Michigan), and I knew almost nothing about professional sports when I first moved to New York.
I was at a party playing Trivial Pursuit, on a team with two guys, so I planned on deferring all sports questions to them. The lawyer missed a question about a famous lawyer. The painter missed a question about an artist (I think he was a bit plastered by then). Our next question was "What team did Gordie Howe play for?" The two guys, both New Yorkers, looked at each other blankly. But I, a silly girl knowing nothing about hockey [then], recognized the name and somehow knew he played hockey. So he must have played for the Red Wings, right? How else could his name be embedded in my brain?
I got the question right. The entire table turned to me in shock. I had established some legitimacy and respect in my new home, and I loved all things Gordie Howe ever since.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||What's that you say?||
|37 weeks 2 days ago||So true||
Unfortunately, Hilton is the sponsor of the national team training program, so he has to wear their uniform now that he's a non-student team member and trains there full time. At the actual Olympics, they'll get to wear USA.
I admit I almost pulled the sign in the OP when I noticed that big Hershey sign. But I liked Sam's smile. So I kept it.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Fortunately the event scoring is tons better than it used to be||
What I was talking about above was only the point system for making the US team which is matter of fact based on the placement. The scoring of events themselves used to be so subjective it was like a strike zone moving from pitch to pitch or somebody being called for targeting and kicked out of the game, and we can see from replay they're full of-- But I digress.
Skating and gymnastics used to be as frustrating, and now known to be pretty corrupt in the past. They've made great efforts to make it more scientific, which is still pretty weird with skating when there's "artistic" score as well as "technical" score. People have different theories of what's artistic.
In gymnastics (at least for men), they've made great strides for objective judging, with two separate panels: one judges the difficulty and one the execution, and the two scores are combined. Execution means he got over the bar, but were his legs completely together when he was in the air with his toes pointed, did he stick his landing or do a hop, skip and jump? (Demerits for stepping out of bounds are separate.) Did the guy on rings do the difficult skill while managing to keep the rings still? Yes, he did the skill, but he was swinging and that lowers the execution. They have all the routines on their laptops and can look for those little tiny things that take off a mini-point or two and discuss and compare.
It's hard for most of us to watch and determine why one guy's routine looked perfect but was scored much lower than someone else's, but that's because we don't understand that their skills were much easier. There are standard points for each skill, and the judges have the planned routine in front of them and can see if it was completed or only partly completed or totally f'd up. The difficulty score goes down from the posted possible total. Now that I've watched more gymnastics and listen to the commentary, I wouldn't be able to score myself, but I can get a pretty good idea of the range of the score, and the comparison between routines seems pretty fair. (Coaches can always challenge, and the judges go back to the laptops and look for evidence.) Sam's high bar routine above had some glitches, so he didn't get the full possible execution score, but it had such a high start value that he was still happy. His first day he was way ahead of the crowd going into his last routine, one that had lots of beautiful execution and difficult, but he made several very uncharacteristic (and obvious) oops-es and ended the first day in second.
PS: Seeing it live makes it all make more sense. And more exciting. These guys are scary good on a simply scary level of competition. And all of them fall now and then, and all of them can ruin a great score by a big step on the landing.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||They have a complicated method of scoring||
but yes, the results of this competition carry over to the trials. The all-around scores determine the winner of an individual competition, but there's a separate points total that figures into team placement. Not sure of the exact number, but points are given for being in 1st, 2nd or 3rd in an event. I think if you're 1st or 2nd in 3 separate events and finish high enough in the all-around you're an automatic lock.
The first 18 in the points total from this competition made the national team and move on, but there are guys whose all-around totals may have been higher than some who made the team because they didn't place high enough in individual events to get the necessary points.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||this is a test, this is only a test|
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Yup, and it's deja vu all over again on this board||
Can't remember the specific thread where we educated somebody else, but found something new this time: It's also the name of a documentary about Berra. Website says the VHS is discontinued (what would Berra say about that?), but here's the description:
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Fortunately Kona is known for its coffee beans||
Just in case you have trouble with the time change.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||He just tweeted that he was sitting next to Jim Harbaugh||
and all those answers! From his mom, from the girl he has a crush on...
|37 weeks 6 days ago||One doesn't bother||
Areas to improve: Injury future.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Bravo!||
Justice is served.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Appreciate the thought, but please don't do it on our account||
The photo itself requires a double dose of Lipitor.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Primanti Bros.?||
Article says it's been "a sandwich mainstay in Pittsburgh since 1933."
[But maybe not. Research says they're known for their "Italian-bread meat sandwich stuffed with slaw, tomatoes, and fries." Could be at a sports bar that's more known for burgers. Maybe a Pittsburghian knows.]
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Hmm. Was going to move this now that there's a thread...||
But I wouldn't want to endanger another segment of our population. [Ah, I did it anyway. ]
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Too late to delete this from the other thread...||
But Hagelin fans may be interested to know that his 3rd line has become so popular that a Pittsburgh eatery named a sandwich after them.
Ham, Bacon & Kielbasa. And white bread. (Apparently that's the eatery's tradition, not a statement on the line's make-up.) For those in Pittsburgh with a note from your doctor, here's the article.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Since you noticed...||
I'll post this here: Carl Hagelin's 3rd line has become so popular that a Pittsburgh place has named a sandwich after them:
The H also stands for ham. The article, for those who have a doctor on call.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Bobsled is winter olympics||
and I'd guess rugby would be summer. So conceivably he could do both.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||My computer crashed just as it starting looking possible...||
I was watching on Gametracker (which is hardly watching)... Just as... Is it possible? Could it happen? Crash.
I checked the evidence of miraculous happenings when I booted back up. I thank you all, because now I can go back to the game thread and live those last few moments with you.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Was it? Here?||
I did a search, and only found the posts I mentioned above. Not quite sure how I stumbled on the info (the same page you linked to)... But I live in abject terror of posting something redundantly.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Congratulations to Mason||
for joining the ever-growing ranks of Michigan champions. Greg Meyer would be proud!
(If it weren't for Ferlic's success and the astute contributors to this board, some of us wouldn't have known about Meyer and Sullivan and Diemer. Now we do, and are quadrupely proud.)
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||Well, we already have the offspring of a cheerleading coach.||
If only people would stop running over him.
|39 weeks 15 hours ago||But how is he now?||
Fort Schembechler? Privacy laws? Or just none of our business?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Rooting for him, even if it's not here||
This is one case where the back-story makes it so clear why he'd want to play for IU, and the speculation of his being bothered by the M pecking order moot. The home his grandparents gave him, the support from his school, his younger brother still playing in high school-- If this isn't a case of playing close to home being important, I don't know what is. He'll thrive, and his family will be there to watch it. And glow with pride.
PS: For those who haven't read the article, do so.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Bravo Ladies!||
Thanks, WD, for the update, and thanks also to Wolvie for the reminder schedule.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Coherent English training||
Whoever wrote it, we cannot speculate as to the quality, or even existence, of the coherent English training noted above, or even to assume it came from an education at PSU, but we can instead refer to actual evidence for said quality or lack thereof, evidence easier to find in the press release itself than in years-old accusations of long hidden-and-denied actions:
Can a story be incredulous? Or is it the readers of this press release that can be incredulous? For help in this determination, you may refer to the evidence below (Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary):
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Think there was some problematic weather on the first day||
Maybe that's why 8th-ranked Northwestern (by-the-Northern-lake) beat out the higher-ranked Southern teams by such a large margin? (#1 Alabama came in 4th in their own regional.)
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Though we'll probably never know||
and can't prove it, it's one of the most plausible explanations. Without being able to cite any studies, and not wanting to Google for info or for the correct name of the Man-Boy-Love group or whatever it's called for fear that will send my browser history into the same level of hell, for centuries there have been cabals of powerful men who can share their particular illegal, unethical or downright evil tendencies and cover for themselves both because of their power and their knowledge of the activities of their buddies.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Actually, I think he was someone in Sports Management||
Hand wanted to be an engineer, but with the customary warnings that the demands of M's engineering program made it hard to balance with football, his other interest in Sports Management became a legitimate lure after being blown away with the Sports Management prof.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Two medical men in my family from a century ago...||
Both served in WWI. Don't think my maternal uncle was a doctor yet, but was already in medical school. He's the one I knew well, an elderly physician who had broken feet, had broken his back, but refused to take even a single aspirin. He defended himself by telling us the story of being in a war-front clinic post-injury, and when he realized he was looking forward to the arrival of the doctor with the morphine, he decided to refuse the dose. He said that from that day he wouldn't touch a painkiller of any kind, because it was already well known how easy addiction could be. But an aspirin? He could be stubborn, but he felt he just had to draw the line.
The other was my dad's father, terribly charming to some, but my dad confessed he was "difficult." Figured it was just father-son issues, but then I hardly knew him. It wasn't until long after his death that one of my older sibs, also a doctor, said she was pretty sure that our grandfather was "difficult" because he was a morphine addict. So common among medical men of that era (and still today). They have the access, and it's too easy. And if you're both a soldier and a doctor, you know how to treat your injuries. You just don't know how to stop.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Let it flow||
My Dad died years ago. I seemed to hold it together, probably focusing on my Mom. But three weeks later I had to go to another funeral, of an elderly cousin, as the surrogate for my Mom, and the view of the coffin, just being there, set off some kind of delayed reflex. I couldn't stop weeping. People stared, but even the thought they were thinking I was a drama queen ("She hardly knew the guy!") couldn't stop it. I knew I was weeping for my Dad, and obviously needed to.
That's what's great about this community. We can share anonymously with our virtual friends, but can weep behind closed doors.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Current Data - Lots of work to do!||
|42 weeks 1 hour ago||Three freshmen pitchers give up a total of 2 hits||
(And obviously no runs.)
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Correct. Music School.||
Opera student, but pursuing a different major on the Voice.
EDIT: Didn't read the post below before answering. Late to the party.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||I remember stumbling on a similar statement once..||
But I don't remember it limited to public courses, simply highest golf acreage per capita. Is it possible that either version could still be true? (Jackson native, but still have friends and family there.) I know the population has gone down, but curious to know if the number of courses has stayed the same.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||So happy for him!||
And now he gets a chance.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||There's still time||
They usually take a few days to pick up their post-draft free agents. Some of the ones on their list are probably on others' lists as well. Expecting we'll have a few more.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Yes!||
I was listening to the NFL.com guys going on and on when a fullback was drafted near the end of the draft, and I thought "What about Joey!?!?"
Congrats to him!
|42 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it was meant to be snide.||
The wording was that she was the only one in the line-up who was batting under 300. In other words, complimenting the team as a whole.
Of course, that didn't make the grand slam any less delightful.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||My humble apologies||
Considering this particular article was dated yesterday, I can't imagine the tale was told in quite this quirky way, but if it's over-kill...
|42 weeks 6 days ago||
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Link takes to a Seattle times 404 error page||
So was the post a joke or the article pulled? Did the article spur outrage or lawyer calls?
Also intriguing: the Seattle Times' error page:
You’ve come to a dead end.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||There were no women in the band at all until the early 70s.||
Even the twirlers (and the cheerleaders) were all male. As I heard it from one of the early bandspersons of the female persuasion, the powers that be (or had been) had very good reasons for defending the status quo:
1. Uniformity is paramount in look of a marching band. Men wear pants, women wear skirts. So obviously.
2. The Rose Parade is really long. All that strutting for 5 miles would be too taxing for the ladies. (To say nothing of carrying those heavy instruments at the same time)
3. They'd have to build separate bathrooms.
I don't know how the bathroom issue was worked out, but apparently the other stuff was.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Kitniyot discussion in Washington Post article linked above||
for the embedded Thriller Seder video. So here's the link again for the surrounding article.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||May All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat||
Not at my place, of course. This computer is on what used to be my dining table.
But here's a virtual seder, performed (of course) to Michael Jackson's Thriller.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||And all those Wanglers!||
Guess I was thinking of Harbaugh and Wheatley because they're really throwing it in our faces, both generations on the field at the same time.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Getting old very fast||
Ah, WD. Don't worry. Just a younger brother. Remember, many of your blog-mates have to face the father-son pairs on the team, having cheered on the Wheatley and Harbaugh formerly known as youngsters.
Not just a coaching tree for M, but the genetic tree is producing fine fruit.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Don't forget Dimitri as All-American in the all-around!||
That was a major accomplishment, considering he's only a sophomore and most (maybe all?) of the guys ahead of him have been around for 3-5 years waiting for 3-time champ Sam Mikulak to graduate! They're all close to Olympic caliber now, and Dmitri is the only all-around competitor for UM who's competed most of this year, taking it patiently, working up his difficulty while trying to avoid crash-and-burn.
The other star recruit of Dmitri's year (Marty Strech) was injured early and out most (or all) of last season and slowly working his way back this year. What's exciting is that he and BOTH star freshmen this year (McCallum & Emyre Cole) competed in the all-around in the NCAA qualifying. Obviously their all doing the all-around shows how little depth there was this year, but the coaches probably figured the experience at the NCAAs was worth it to them for the future. And all four made it to the finals in one or more events.
The only departing seniors have all been "specialists" -- i.e., only doing one or two events per meet. Doing the all-around is obviously exhausting, and I noticed this year's top teams didn't have any guys doing the all-around in the qualifying round. They have enough depth that they felt certain to make the finals, so they spread the events around to guys who could compete in only one or two events and rested their AA stars. (Like swimmers for top teams doing the qualifying rounds for relays and letting the fastest guys save some strength for the finals.)
And don't forget the injury bug. Doesn't show up in the individual meet results but contributes to the loss of depth and experience. One of the few juniors, Tristian Perez-Rivera, a member of the Puerto Rican national team, was out all season with an injury, so hopefully he'll be back and able to contribute. The other top junior, Anthony Stefanelli, terrific in vault and floor (making the podium in both at the B1Gs), apparently broke his toe warming up for the NCAAs. He still competed with wrapping, amazingly making the finals in floor and was doing terrifically, but he collapsed after a landing near the end and had to be helped off the floor. Hope his grit didn't cause further damage for the future.
A rebuilding year for sure, but it looks like the rebuilding is happening.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Love the name Scrap Yard Dawgs||
But where is that specific scrap yard located?
|45 weeks 14 hours ago||I was worried that Ace was ill again.||
Now I simply feel deprived that Brian and Ace are having these private conversations away from the Board. Thanks for letting me in on the serious OT debates.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||May I quote you?||
I always thought that would make sense, but, not having a respected authority to back me up, I often took the coward's way out and rewrote the sentence. Thank you, Professor Muttley!
|46 weeks 14 hours ago||Wish it had been different.||
So true. And that beautiful picture of his smile in the midst of the jubilant crowd only makes the tinge of sadness more than a tinge.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Don't forget Elvis Grbac & Todd Collins||
Depending on your definition of recently... Grbac - 9 seasons (with SF, KC & the Ravens). Collins famous for going almost 10 years between starts, but he had a steady gig the whole time in between as a back-up.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Predecorated, no doubt.||
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I think it was spaghetti for the Blue.||
You'd think they'd know the losers need more protein.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||A little editing of the tweet...||
"While in Bloomington, Hutchins becomes all-time winningest coach ANYWHERE."
[And didn't the commentators say she's the all-time winningest coach at Michigan in any sport?]
|47 weeks 2 days ago||The one game I saw streamed looked pretty empty||
I believe it was the 2nd. A shame, because that was only the second of the three blow-outs before tonight's come-from behind.
Raoul, as a regular follower of women's bball, can you tell us more about the competition? I didn't see any seedings on the original bracket, but I was pretty amazed by these scores three rounds in.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||And were you able to leap and hop and run and twist?||
Sounds like you must have had a strong and healthy back and arms, and could wear strong supportive shoes or boots giving you a stable base for bending and shoveling, so bravo for your grit and dedication. [I could probably type well with a broken back, seated with my back in a sturdy brace, but I certainly couldn't shovel and bend and tote.]
But a basketball player doesn't simply stand solidly on his feet. At least not one who's expected to play at this level. Unless he's a free-throw specialist...