|4 hours 25 min ago||I count my blessings||
|7 hours 31 min 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.
|10 hours 28 min 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.
|1 day 9 hours ago||My new favorite typo||
Compain. Perfect for this discussion.
|2 days 22 hours 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.
|4 days 9 hours ago||She was honoring the bye-week.||
Took some time to do the laundry.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sound Cloud Pronunciation||
On Asiasi's Roster page:
How did Des pronounce it?
|3 weeks 2 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."
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 1 min ago||Fortunately SF won't take any Michigan players||
That would confirm the coaching talent of the guy they got rid of.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He can still put it on his highlight reel||
Nobody has to see that it was taken back.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They cut to an ad just as Armstrong reenters the stadium?||
Who's running this show?
|4 weeks 1 day 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?
|4 weeks 1 day 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:
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Also on Nat'l list for Ray Guy Award||
and MGoBlue article discussing his comeback from the field goal struggles.
|5 weeks 2 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.)
|5 weeks 6 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!
|6 weeks 2 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 ]:
|6 weeks 2 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."]
|6 weeks 6 days ago||A friend of a parent||
A friend of a parent is part of a protected class.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||whew||
There is justice.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Is that always your avatar?||
Or is it just for the occasion?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||3-0||
How nice to see on the scoreboard.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Stopped OSU||
Now moving nicely. 3rd down... Oops.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Grocery shopping||
That's what I did. What did I miss?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent||
|7 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Chariots of Fire?||
Chariots of Fire.
|7 weeks 3 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.)
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Extra Credit||
Wow. What's her major?
|9 weeks 13 hours 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.
|9 weeks 4 days 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.
|12 weeks 5 hours 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.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Definitely after||
Finally watching the tape, and the Notre Dame revival hope was just a couple minutes ago.
|12 weeks 1 day 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!"
|12 weeks 4 days 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.)
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Was he called for targeting?||
Or was Mom the ref?
|12 weeks 6 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.
|13 weeks 2 hours 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.
|13 weeks 3 hours 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.
|13 weeks 3 hours 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.
|13 weeks 7 hours 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!
|13 weeks 7 hours 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.
|13 weeks 8 hours 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.]
|13 weeks 17 hours 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.
|13 weeks 2 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.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Rudock Highlight Videos||
HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS on the NFL.com game page. Including his 16- and 17-yard scrambles!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Plus Mobility||
Add in 4 rushes for 31 yards, with a long of 17.
|13 weeks 3 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.)
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'm shocked||
to find out that guys can make a living blogging about something they actually love.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||What's Xfinity?||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||So that's it!||
I couldn't figure out why he'd name his kid after Esiason. This makes much more sense.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||That picture is absolutely gorgeous!||
Good choice! And good work!
|13 weeks 6 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?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||The Jets 3rd-string WRs are being kinder to Hackenberg||
First preseason appearance, 4 of 6 for 75 yds and a TD.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Any Ojemudia sightings?||
He's #53, and playing the same position as Brennen Beyer (#45).
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 3 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...
|14 weeks 6 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.)
|14 weeks 6 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.)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know...||
Brian seems to have had a great time disagreeing.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|15 weeks 2 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.
|15 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 5 days 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.
|17 weeks 46 min 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.)
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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'.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||He chose his moments carefully||
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 5 days 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.
|17 weeks 5 days 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.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||How unbearably sad.||
In so many ways.
|21 weeks 4 days 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.
|21 weeks 5 days 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.
|22 weeks 5 days 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.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Early Charlie Rose interview on CBS This Morning||
Just as I saw this post, but over by the time I finished typing.
|22 weeks 6 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.)
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Don't confuse me!||
Okay. Brian's spelling agrees with Andrew's Twitter account. I guess I'll go with that.
|23 weeks 1 day 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.]
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Helpful spelling hint: The Team, The Team, The Team.||
Solomon, not Solo-man. Wise man Aubrey gets it.
|24 weeks 1 day 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.
|24 weeks 6 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.
|25 weeks 2 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.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||What's that you say?||
|25 weeks 6 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.
|25 weeks 6 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.
|25 weeks 6 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.
|26 weeks 2 hours ago||this is a test, this is only a test|
|26 weeks 1 day 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:
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Fortunately Kona is known for its coffee beans||
Just in case you have trouble with the time change.
|26 weeks 3 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...
|26 weeks 3 days ago||One doesn't bother||
Areas to improve: Injury future.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Bravo!||
Justice is served.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Appreciate the thought, but please don't do it on our account||
The photo itself requires a double dose of Lipitor.
|26 weeks 6 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.]
|26 weeks 6 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. ]
|26 weeks 6 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.
|26 weeks 6 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.
|27 weeks 3 hours ago||Bobsled is winter olympics||
and I'd guess rugby would be summer. So conceivably he could do both.
|27 weeks 10 hours 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.)
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Well, we already have the offspring of a cheerleading coach.||
If only people would stop running over him.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||But how is he now?||
Fort Schembechler? Privacy laws? Or just none of our business?
|28 weeks 12 hours 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.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Bravo Ladies!||
Thanks, WD, for the update, and thanks also to Wolvie for the reminder schedule.
|30 weeks 10 hours 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):
|30 weeks 1 day 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.)
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 2 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.
|30 weeks 3 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.
|30 weeks 3 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.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Current Data - Lots of work to do!||
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Three freshmen pitchers give up a total of 2 hits||
(And obviously no runs.)
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 6 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.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||So happy for him!||
And now he gets a chance.
|31 weeks 1 day 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.
|31 weeks 1 day 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!
|31 weeks 1 day 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.
|31 weeks 2 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...
|31 weeks 3 days ago||
|31 weeks 3 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.
|32 weeks 12 hours 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.
|32 weeks 2 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.
|32 weeks 2 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.
|32 weeks 5 days 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.
|32 weeks 5 days 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.
|33 weeks 10 hours 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.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Love the name Scrap Yard Dawgs||
But where is that specific scrap yard located?
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|34 weeks 3 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!
|34 weeks 4 days 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.
|35 weeks 1 hour 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.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Predecorated, no doubt.||
|35 weeks 1 day ago||I think it was spaghetti for the Blue.||
You'd think they'd know the losers need more protein.
|35 weeks 1 day 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?]
|35 weeks 6 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.
|36 weeks 7 hours 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...
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Inspired by a beloved elderly uncle in Brooklyn||
whose much younger sister settled in a small town in Michigan. Mishigas being Yiddish for craziness, he got a lot of mileage out of finding out that residents of the Great Lake State called themselves Michiganders. And we had so many of the younger variety, way back then.
As for the avatar, I'd just bought a pair of those booties for a far-away gosling of the next generation to help her remember her roots.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||B1G Gymnastics Dominance & M Gym Development||
All seven B1G men's gymn. teams are in the top 10 nationally, as usual, being by far the strongest conference in men's gym. So you figure at least 6 schools in the conference are more invested in the championship than what they'd consider a local spring practice. Not saying it's even on the radar for majority of sports fans, but there's no way the B1G would bump it.
As for Michigan's team, it's a great study in coaching and development (a topic that's come up a lot during bball season). They've lost their top seniors to graduation in the last two years, but even with a roster of more than 50% freshmen and the top all-arounder a sophomore, they're still in the top 10. [Rankings are by scoring rather than wins & losses, and their regular season was stacked with meets against the other perennial powerhouses who haven't lost so much to graduation.]
We've got some extremely talented youngsters, many coming from the US junior national team, but their level of difficulty isn't going to be close to that of the top senior-filled teams. And when they raise the difficulty, they raise the risk of crashing and burning. All scores count, and no one can come off the bench if someone flies off the high bar. But just last week they beat Penn State (also a traditional powerhouse) by a substantial margin in what was by far their highest scoring meet of the year. Managed to watch it, and was amazed at the progress from the beginning of the season, even from the week before, in difficulty and execution, and consistency. These kids are getting really good.
Of course, I'd also like to watch the spring game.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||So maybe James I had a brother Josh||
who had a son Josh II, but Josh II didn't have a son, so in honor of beloved uncle/great uncle...
Or maybe it was just damned autocorrect.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||As a female who's never searched for a bride||
of any kind, I seem to remember getting those ads after I'd visited Touch the Banner...
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I've got PrimeSport both above and to the left||
Only because I did a search for Barclays tix a couple of days ago. Fortunately they were sold out.
In case anyone's curious, $70.70 ticket for Soldier Field in Chicago, 7:00 pm Tues. 6/7/16. If any of you know what's happening that night, go for it.
|37 weeks 13 hours ago||I was able to at 1:00 am (12:00 ailing blog-time*)||
from my Luddite desktop.
*It is now 11:57 am EDT. Post should show up at 10:57 am.
|37 weeks 13 hours ago||Yup. Read your post on the hockey thread||
So figured I'd give it a try on my desktop. But despite the Blog not recognizing daylight savings time in its current time of crisis, it was actually past 1:00 am, so I figured the headline was enough for now [then] with the MGoBlue link. Thanks for adding detail.
|37 weeks 14 hours ago||True. Nicole had to drop out of last week's competition||
and the team ended up 3rd of 5 in their "Big Five" meet, the place-finding prep for the conference championship. I wasn't able to watch, but from the scores it looked like Nicole had fallen on two of her best events, and she didn't compete for the others (a big deal for the top all-arounder). Coach Plocki confirmed in her WTKA segment that Nicole was injured enough to be questionable for the championships. A lower leg injury, and in gymnastics if you can't land safely you're in big trouble. And if you can't land without pain...
But she was there, lower leg wrapped, competing again in the all-around. Nebraska was finished and in the lead before Michigan went into their last rotation, floor exercise. It was clear that they'd scored enough to pull it out with the first five scores (only five of six are counted), even with a non-regular on the event just in case (soph Nichelle Christopherson hitting her career high), so...
Leg still wrapped, smile still shining.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Here's a photo in the meantime||
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Forgive me||
but I stupidly joined Facebook with my real name, thinking it would actually be a private endeavor, and when I link to the vote page and see my face and real name already on their voting page, I just can't do it. Hope you're right about the fan vote meaning little, but I'd encourage the rest of you to make up for my lapse.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I wasn't confused when we were all Anonymous Cowards||
But Drupal's not on Daylight Savings Time!
And now it's tied.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||No break in antenna feed Manhattan||
Sometimes it's nice to be a Luddite.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||That was last night||
when the reporters approached them at 4:00 am when they'd just flown in from Dayton. Beilein thought getting his guys to bed was more important than an interview.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Won't be as much maize as usual in the stands||
because Michigan was the only team that didn't know it was playing when the tix went on sale, and the seats are for both games in the session. But the M crowd is making noise.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||On the MGoBlue twitter feed||
it suggested that the football dept. was tweeting video on Vimeo. Those who tweet and/or aren't at work and have up-to-date browsers can check that out and report back.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Kindergarten comes before first grade||
but they're both called going to school.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Comparing basketball recruiting vs. football...||
It's a given that Michigan isn't going to recruit academic ineligibles, and it seems that football has an easier road than basketball, with the one-and-done mentality of its high school superstars. Bball only needs 5 guys on the floor at once, and if they have speed and athleticism their innate talents can do a lot more for their team without worrying about learning how to play as a team. And why do they need to spend time studying when they don't have to worry about passing prerequisites for a course they'll never be around to take or a degree they care nothing about?
A football coach has more time to train and educate his players, learn and perfect his specific system, because he can count on having his guys around for more than a few minutes of afterschool playtime. Intelligent players who know how to learn and willing to put in the time can contribute more to a team's eventual success. It still hurts when a star gets injured, but not as much when you have 22 starters rather than 5.
And maybe it's only me, but don't those high-achieving bball teams have starting freshmen who look years older than our [injured] seniors?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Pure speculation...||
Didn't hear the interview or read it yet, but wondering if the question had to do with treating the recruits as little gods, demeaning oneself and bending over backwards to let them know how desperately they're wanted. And Harbaugh would go, "Huh?"
|37 weeks 5 days ago||A few more details in the MLive article||
on which the 247 thing is based, including where and when, drops a few names of others involved that might be of interest to those on campus, if not to national recruitniks, and that Jim Jr. is a freshman: LINK
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||How nice of whatever CBS director let him bitch about Michigan||
and then cut to the video of the team right after hearing on national TV that they were worthless.
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||B1G Disrespect||
I had hopes when there were two teams in the first region, but none in the West? Bad sign.
|38 weeks 10 hours ago||Smiles all around.||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||MGoAudio|
|38 weeks 1 day ago||And stand in line to do so.||
And stand in line to do so.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Holding steady at 61-27||
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I was never so amused by a computer crash with 1:01 to go.||
Audio only on an aging computer (good excuse; no lectures please), having the audio stream and Gametracker on at the same time. Only two earlier crashes... Then of course right at the end, when Indiana had finally stretched their tiny lead.
Knowing how surprisingly well the M guys had played and how close it had been, I somehow didn't mind not listening to them not quite making up the 5-6 point difference. When I got the Gametracker back it had what it called a final score. Excuse me? Fortunately the audio is always a bit behind, so it came back on with the broadcast's "Are you kidding me!?!?!!!!" (And someone giggling maniacly in the background.)
Great listen. Great game.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Um... Apparently we do.||
Sometimes twice a day, if you look off to the right. (Still up 59-28 at 7:28 pm.)
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Love how open he is about learning||
Despite his coaching experience, he's eagerly open about apprenticing himself to everybody on the field, even the son of the head coach (who's probably younger now than some of the kids he'd coached in his previous gigs). And thrilled to credit them all with what he's learned
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Now 57-29||
So some of the guys below the top two must have stolen a few votes from Matta.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Confirming 54-33 at 7:47 am||
Fortunately there's a link at the top of the page now which was even working when the ghost version of the website loaded occasionally during yesterday's apocalypse.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||52%-35%||
At 2:32 pm.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Now 48-38||
And in an hour we can vote again.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||It's my fault||
I just tuned in and the bases were loaded. Now they're not loaded. Mea culpa. Signed off immediately. Just to be safe, I won't even look at the softball game.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Ours is not to reason why,||
Ours is but to read and sigh.
[PS: Downvoter calls himself "Sean Ornery." Suspect reason not part of his gig.]
|39 weeks 5 days ago||You speak for me too||
and saved me a lot of time by doing so.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||He's listed on the roster as a WR||
So for the time being we're good.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||It's probably not even legal.||
It's probably not even legal.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||The PSU brother (Brad) must be older||
Watched him as an undrafted rookie (DE) for the Giants last preseason. He made the practice squad and was activated at the end of the season.
So Blake obviously has enough info to make an educated decision. Best of luck to him.
|40 weeks 6 hours ago||Must be contagious||
Walks killed the baseball team yesterday. Six walks and no hits in the first two innings,
|40 weeks 6 hours ago||Harbaugh's Daughter Effect||
She plays water polo. Figured he'd leave California so she could play in a quality program.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||After the breast stroke, with no M swimmers in the A final:||
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 18 1. Michigan, University of 1301.5 2. Indiana University 1163.5 3. Ohio State University 1091 4. University of Minnesota 746 5. Wisconsin, University of, Madi 738.5 6. Purdue University 598 7. Iowa, University of 448 8. Northwestern University 379 9. Pennsylvania State University 293.5 10. Michigan State University 216
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Priceless.||
|40 weeks 1 day ago||The legendary M diving coach got a doctorate?||
Guess I'm paying too much attention to the swimming tourney and thinking of the days of Michigan diving glory.
So to you, Doc, congrats for moving past your personal tragedies to a new and blissful adventure.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Link to Live Results||
Also live on BTN2Go.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||There are 3 Cass Tech alumni on OSU's 2016 roster||
All of whom are freshmen or sophomores, and when DPJ mentioned the lure of playing with his former teammates, it was right after mentioning OSU.
Yes, he says M has moved up on his board since the star QB commitment, but that means it was not the leader and implies it hasn't [yet?] become his leader. It'd be great if we moved up to the top, but until then...
Rashan Gary says he was torn until the very end, and playing with friends was also a lure to playing further from home (here). RG also chose being part of a program on the rise rather than going to one that's currently on or near the top. Sounds like DPL has similar choices, and he may choose differently.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Who says fullbacks aren't handsome?||
As long as fullbacks vote, we're fine.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Just started watching on a TV marathon and now Youtube!||
Had met two significant contributors to the original series (one a star and one a writer) through two separate friends. Unfortunately the writer passed away long before I had a chance to tell him I'd become a fan, and the other seems to have lost respect for me now that she knows I've become addicted.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||He worked with DBs as Stoops' grad ass't||
So many great quotes in the article, but here's some from the Sooner DBs:
Sounds like a great pick-up, a new sprout on the coaching tree.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||The men's gymnastics team...||
Who'll be competing in the B1G championship team finals at 7:00 pm in Columbus (YTC). Yes, they're in a rebuilding year (with lots of talented freshmen who are getting better every week), but they won't be able to watch the spring game should they choose to.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Not an expert...||
But one person to ask is President Schlissel. An exception to the Johns Hopkins unemployed homeless rule, he can probably compare the programs as well as anyone. And he's in the neighborhood.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||But-- but-- the Cowboys?||
Bad enough he has to leave, but to the Cowboys? They never have Michigan players,* so there's no reason to follow them besides that there's no reason to follow them.
*At least as long as I've been tracking. One quasi-exception was Ray Vinopal, who might have slipped by because they didn't notice he'd spent time here. [Briefly on the practice squad, but after a stint on the IR he was cut anyway and picked up by the Steelers just last month.]
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Probably considered conflict of interest||
Imagine if SEC fans thought Woodson was favoring the B1G. ESPN wouldn't stand for such impartiality.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly my reaction||
And I'm rarely that terse and direct.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Benadryl?||
Isn't that one of the antihistamines linked to increased dementia in the elderly? Has anyone done any studies of Alzheimer's in the canine population? Thesis opportunity.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||You don't make a commitment on Valentine's Day* unless serious||
And I can't imagine a McCaffrey being a tease.
*EDIT: Or immediately after Valentine's Day, either.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I come out of the closet periodically||
(my avatar seems not to be as obvious as i thought it would be) and feel this is as good a time as any to say hi to my fellow (can that be the right word?) MGoGals, and to thank all you MGoGuys.