landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Rest in peace Dan Hicks.||
Nobody ever been quite like Dan Hicks. Saw him in Austin on a road trip. Actually, I was seeing multiple Dan Hicks before that particular evening was over.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Thats a good thing||
You say it like it's a bad thing.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Smart move||
He's their best shot for a National Championship.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||The Pistol||
LSU was on TV a little during Maravich's career. I saw him have a real good game in conference, against Tennessee, maybe. Then he had a bad shooting night on national TV in the NIT at the Garden.
We made it a point to see him when he came into town for the Pistons. I saw The Pistol light up Dave Bing and Chris Ford pretty good on a couple of occasions. Everybody talked about the ball handling skills which ..... of course ...... but his first step and his release was so quick. Pete could get a mostly good shot off on anybody, big, quick or both. He is underappreciated for being just a pure athlete to begin with.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I loved Steve's||
Especially after Steve became oriental. Mrs. Steve was good company, she always had something positive to offer that actually made some sense ..... regardless of the conversation. I ate breakfast there 7 days a week.
Of all the places that have gone away, i miss Joe's Star Bar and the Old German the most. The Urbations were always good, but they were at their best at Joe's. The Old German with my dad whenever he came to town.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Not crazy about it, but my kids liked it.||
For what it's worth.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Verbal Contracts||
Not worth the paper they're written on.
Kids decommit, offers get withdrawn.
Kids also have an obligation to both the school and themselves to be in an academic position to sign a letter of intent or scholarship papers (I have come to find out at this site that those are two very different things).
While I do believe this to be a dumbass system, I'm not sure what would be appreciably better.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||What are they counting?||
Are they running an actual survey for determining how many people sat and watched, or are they somehow counting screens.
I ask because, while it's always fun to laugh at the dumbassedness of the NCAA. It is likely that the games were on at most parties. They for damn sure were on if the party was in Michigan.
Maybe fewer screens were showing the game, but still viewership in excess of 36% down seems likely to me.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||He seems like a very well spoken young man||
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||Butt first down signal||
i liked it.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Hospitality major.||
|23 weeks 14 hours ago||I dunno||
I still like him.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I love Chase Allen||
Just for starters, you don't get to see many 6'7" inside linebackers in this life. He makes you think of "The Stork" running around out there.
Then, he is sincerely interested in blocking.
Finally, he can catch.
I want him. I'd play him all over the place.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Derrick Green||
"Try moving up a little closer to the line ..... just a little bit closer again."
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Bulls in 5||
6 if they can't handcheck.
The Badboys would maul GS in cruel fashion.
The Celtics of that era would have done the same. DJ sends Curry home muttuering to himself.
Lakers? ..... Yup.
I like Golden State and love Stephan Curry, but this league ain't even in the same league with that league..
|24 weeks 6 days ago||He would have to stop breathing||
And then, only maybe.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Who do you think was most offended?||
Actual members of the Sioux tribe.
White, gender studies majors.
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||Not the worst idea of all time or even the day||
Kids need to learn to bring it down with their chest anyway. Limiting it to punts and goal kicks makes more sense as set pieces and service goes up there pretty soft by compparison anyway. Kids also need to be able to score with their head from the corner.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get the angst||
Football is the most emotional of all games. We have all seen teams rise up on the back of some thing that inspires them and take on a team that under ordinary circumstances mops up the field with them in 2 1/2 quarters and then runs in the third team to a draw.
Minnesota was outside of their mind motivated and sharp. The stadium was on fire. That team will never function at a higher level relative to talent ..... ever. And we still left town with the Jug.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||The Rollercoaster|
|34 weeks 1 day ago||David Reece||
What am I missing here, why would you not want Reece enrolled early?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Rest in peace, Yogi||
There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
|38 weeks 4 hours ago||It took me almost 10 months to read Three and Out||
Because it made me so mad about every three pages that I would put it down and walk away.
It is my expectation that I will pick up Endzone and will subsequently accomplish not one other thing until I have finished it.
|41 weeks 5 hours ago||Anybody who names Gordy Bell among his all-time favorites||
gets an automatic upvote from me.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||No, No. I am not intrigued||
|43 weeks 15 hours ago||Dick Butkus||
I had a friend who sold cars for Mel Farr for some years. He would tell me about Farr's stories about Dick Butkus. Evidently, Butkus liked to call Farr out in pregames from the other end of the field and never quit until the game was over. He liked to start with "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU FARRRRR!!!!". It would go downhill from there.
Some years later, I was at some DIA fundraiser down in that little courtyard restaurant thing that they have and was introduced to Mel. I told him that my friend had told me about his relationship with Butkus and got to hear Farr tell some of the stories himself. I don't even care if it's true, it was side splitting funny and one of my all time favorite memories.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||The look of luv||
Soup Campbell appears to be seriously smitten.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||You can observe a lot by watching.||
Harbaugh quoting Yogi. I'm not sure how it gets much better than that at a presser. How can you not just love the guy.
|46 weeks 15 hours ago||Old guys||
Donny Dufek. Archie Griffin likes to tell people he always got his hundred yards against us, but Dufek beat the snot out of him doing it.
Waymon Britt. It's no mistake that the basketball award for defense is named after Waymon. At 6'2" he played a 6'11" Hughes twin to a standstill ..... repeatedly. He about made Adrian Dantley cry.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||If you have women with you||
Hit Allen Michigan. It's an easy, pleasant drive about 50 mins west and south of Ann Arbor on the edge of the Irish Hills. Beau Coup antique stores.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||The only feature of the Brandon horror that i like||
The dayglo yellow, "maize". Especially with a real Navy Blue.
I've been around since Bob Timberlake, I don't know what the hell Maize is supposed to look like
I don't think anybody does, check out the following link.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Sigh||
A good rule, and I freely admit, one I have not always followed to my own detriment, "Scroll and read before you type."
See Magnus below.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I'd offer him a preferred walk-on spot||
Stanley has been succesful in this life. He can afford in-state tuition.
If the kid can go up and get it like brother Braylin, we'll talk. Especially if he skips some of the drops.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||"Very humble people"||
Try telling that to Daryl Rogers.
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||Change of direction?||
Did the morons over at Scout actually watch this kid's tape? If his change of direction improves one iota, he's Barry Frickin Sanders.
Clearly, Magnus is a significantly nicer, more diplomatic person than I am.
|51 weeks 3 hours ago||Not as hard as you think||
I tell people all the time, horses are just like everybody else. They get fat and soft just like we do.
To the extent that you have two horses of equal ability and training, the one working out 5/6 days a week is gonna kick ass on the one that has been standing around in the pasture or worse yet a stall everyday. You see it sometimes in the pasture where a new horse comes in from a real program somewhere and this creates a need within the herd to reestablish the pecking order. The new horse by virtue of being maybe fitter and thus quicker, slides into a higher slot for a while.
The other thing you'll see is some doormat of a horse, usually a colt, that gets put into a training program, starts getting fitter, stronger and feeling like he might be somebody as a result and he starts giving it back to some of the others that have been dominant in that particular pasture.
Fitness counts, regardless of you genus and species.
|51 weeks 4 hours ago||I can't agree with that one||
The level of conditioning between race, show and timed event horses as compared with back yard/couch potato horses is profound.
Trainers, depending on the event have added strength building excercises and suppling excercises that have dramatically improved conditioning and athletic performance over what any backyard horse is capable of.
The thoroughbred by virtue of selective breeding at the top may have topped out in terms of speed over a given distance, but horses competing at the professional level are world's removed from your generic bred by accident or four generations from one shot of greatness backyard horse.
Here's an example of a real good, maybe borderline great one. I turn down the sound on this vid, you don't need it.
Your garden variety backyard horse would blow out multiple joints attempting this.
|51 weeks 5 hours ago||You don't have to feel too badly for Alydar||
He had a much more succesful breeding career than did Affirmed, being considered an all time great sire within the industry ..... with all that implies.
|51 weeks 5 hours ago||Man O War||
isn't a triple crown winner mostly because he didn't run in the Kentucky Derby. His owner Samuel Riddle though that a mile and a quarter was too much for a 3 year old colt to run on the first Saturday in May. He caught the race on the radio like most of the rest of America.
His only loss to Upset, led to a new definition being applied to that word which stands to this day. In that loss Man O War gave up 15 lbs. of weight to the winner as he carried 130 lbs. to Upset's 115 lbs. His jock, Johnny Loftus and the winning jock Willie Knapp were both suspended after that year without explanation which has promoted speculation that the race had been fixed.
He blew the doors off the Triple Crown winner from the previous year, Sir Barton in a match race held in Windsor, Ontario, winning by 17 lengths having been pulled back to a near lope the last 16th of a mile.
He was retired because handicappers were packing him at 138 lbs and threatening to add weight going forward. Riddle was afraid they'd break him down. As it was, he was never opened up in any race really, with the possible exception of his only loss as a two year old, trying to catch Upset in a futile late drive.
The first and best "Big Red".
American Pharoah has a shot at getting himself into the conversation with Man O War, Secretariat and Citation if his ownership come through with their promise to bring him back. They have nothing to lose except the horse having already sold his breeding rights while maintaining control over his racing career. Although to lose the horse would be beyond heartbreak.
|51 weeks 6 hours ago||Secretariat vs Man O War won/lost records||
Secretariat went 16 wins - 3 places - 1 show in 21 starts.
Man O War went 20 -1- 0 in 21 starts.
|51 weeks 7 hours ago||That's a bit of an exaggeration but mostly true.||
An average heart on a horse is around 9 lbs. Racehorse hearts tend to go larger in general.
Dr. Thomas Swerczek, head pathologist at the University of Kentucky, estimated Secretariat's heart upon his autopsy at 22 lbs. The largest heart that Dr. Swerczek had seen prior to Secretariat's was that of Sham, Secretariat's Triple Crown rival and one of the greatest racehorses of all time. A fact that almost nobody is aware of because Sham unfortunately, came the same year as Secretariat.
Here's a link to a conversation about the genetics.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I loved Dave Brown||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Ann Arbor/Saline/Dexter/Whitmore Lake||
If you're working in Dearborn, stay close to work and Ann Arbor, what could be better?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I like him.||
While he is playing against competition that is far from elite, I'm sort of believing the 4.35 thing as he makes slow high school safeties look really, really slow ..... way, really, really slow ..... borderline extraordiarily way, really, really slow.
This would be a kid for sure that I'd give the chance to pick his position coming in.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Wait a minute ........||
..... are you sure that this is legal?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||John Kolesar or Tony Boles ... I can't decide||
Only Denard made more huge plays in big moments than Johnny Kolesar.
Tony Boles was a man among boys, posessing just an incredible combination of acceleration and strength. He would likely have made the argument about who's the greatest of all time had he not blown out his knee.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Play-off Hockey||
The refs start practicing swallowing their whistles sometime around the second week of March and play-off hockey subsequently breaks out.
Cooper knows this and his boss for damn sure knows it. He's just working the refs some in advance of the game.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'm taking Glen Rice because .....||
Glen Rice in a John Beilein offense would be a carpal tunnel threat to scoreboard operators everywhere.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'd have a higher opinion of Funchess||
If he had blocked somebody, anybody on some, any running play ..... pretty much any year, injured toe or not.
Great hustle demonstrated on the Gif notwithstanding. Can you imagine if he had had Tae Odoms heart?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Your top two guys ..... arguably go down.||
At minimum they're your best and third best players in a game where you only get to play five at a time.
And we have people around here whining, while calling it constructive criticism, about the year JB is having.
I would say, "Unbelievable!!!!!" Except that, it's not.
Sons and daughters of the morons who were hot to fire Saint Bo the year he went 6 and 6.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Among the issues with Burns' tournament run||
was that the Saad brothers were effectively rentals. Two decent kids for the most part that hardly bothered to even pretend that they were in school, especially Soony.
I don't think Chaka is hitting the state clubs very hard, which is ignorent as the state of Michigan routinely has a third or more of the the regional pool players at ODP, even with the Acadamy kids sitting it out. There are now four real tough clubs from top to bottom in the state of Michigan and the next tier can be very tough also depending on the year. Nova's U-17 team which bouncess between 5 and 12 in the state rankins forever, went to Indiana last fall for a showcase and pounded three top ten Indiana club teams, two in their top 5. They won by a cumulative 10/11 to 2/3 one of those goals given up was an own goal.
Burns' camp was never great, Chaka's isn't notably better which is a shame as both Indiana and Notre Dame run big time camps that are full of Michigan club kids. We have never seen him or even caught a whiff of him at the Spring tournaments, even at the Diamond or Fve Star divisions, we do see and hear about the MAC guys. Clearly he's pulling some of the national kids, but if they are playing .500 soccer and then not sticking, what's the point?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Canadian Oil Sands||
COS on the Toronto or COSWF on the pink sheets. A not brilliantly led company with the one asset that is almost impossible to screw up, proven oil reserves in the ground with infrastructure in place to mine it. Oil is beat down, the idiot neocon/libs want to start a war in the hope of covering up the fact that they are theives and fuckups, It has traditionally paid a nice dividend that has recently been cut dramatically in the face of falling prices but will likely be restored in the reasonable future. It is at or near it's historic bottom going back even to it's days as a trust. Posiibly, the one buy and hold stock that's out there presently.
With regards to that global warming thing people are worrying themselves over and as anybody in the East will tell you lately, warm is better.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I would think that this team is embarrassed||
And were getting after it in a big way before Tolbert was even hired. No bowl practice meant extra time in the weight room. And while there was no officially hired S&C coach in there, they were being supervised by someone for sure, it might have even been Wellman retained for purposes of running the weight room while we were in between coaching staffs. I don't recall one way or the other if he was told to empty out his desk with the football staff.
It's no suprise to me that people improved and I'm seriously doubtful that Tolbert had a lot to do with it in the short time he was here.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I like it.||
SunTzuBall, a term that's time has come.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Montezuma Georgia||
I feel bad for this kid. I've been to Montezuema Georgia, it's barely a dusty, wide place in the road. There is no doubt in my mind that this kid was seriously believing in Ulbrich in order to commit to UCLA. I guarantee you he is flipping between terrified and hard-on every time he thinks about LA. He announces and 30 minutes later finds out the guy is on his way to the NFL. There's no doubt in my mind that his world got rocked and then some.
Ulbrich is telling the kid how sad he is that the kid had to hear it from somebody else. College football really is a shitty business.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Nice work, Ace.||
That is all.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||A moment of reflecting on Kevin Dudley||
Damn, that was good!!!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The 1-3-1||
For a guy who claims to not like it much, Beilein can sure coach up a pesky zone.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||John Morton||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||He did a great job||
Said absolutely nothing as pleasantly and professionally as is humanly possible.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The Catholic League and magnet schools||
Have always recruited hard. they were recruiting hard in my day which was barely post leather helmet. They are recruiting hard as I type.
When you were in high school Seth, you just didn't notice.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Mattison's knees are jacked up.||
|1 year 42 weeks ago||We're both pretty damn lucky to just be out here?||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'd up vote Brian on this one if I could||
Quote of the day and in contention for quote of the year.
Brian Cook says, "The problem with Dave Brandon is that he is a mediocrity in a suit with one skill, which is wearing the suit."
I say Brandon is starting to make Tom Goss look competent.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Gangly might not be the best adjective for Dolyle||
I've watched much if not all of his video. Gangly didn't come to my mind. My concern with Doyle revolved around the word lumbering, as I thought him to be stout but slow, but that he had a chance to be a wall rather than a mere screen.
If he can shoot it in, life could be real good.
I guess I've just come to the point where if Belein wants him, that's good enough for me.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Not just pedigree but .....||
Pedigree and HOPS!!!
The HOPS of course being a function of pedigree as Johnny Dawkins at 6'2" or so and having way hops of his own, routinely finished above the rim. I have a distinct memory of Dawkins getting a step on Isaiah Thomas and just exploding to the rim, forearm high and so fast that Laimbeer couldn't get there to hack him.
It was all good, being Bad Boys they got him later.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Despite lacking much in the way of evidence,||
I'm taking Dawkins on the strength of pedigree and hops.
Hops being one of those things along with speed and quickness that can be improved upon in the weight room, but not taught.
I consider Johnny Dawkins to be a cut above nearly all of the great point guards in NCAA history, as he just plain dominated from the point in much the same way Trey did. We're doing pretty well with second generation prospects. Unless he manages to somehow alienate everyone in the program over the course of a two day trip, I say sign him.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||You are probably thinking of Bobby Hanson||
Who was a much better player than either Michael Payne or Greg Stokes, both of whom had pro careers mostly in Europe. Hanson had a decent NBA career.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I didn't say they always lost.||
I said they always played scared.
To be sure Frieder had some big wins in the conference, as well he should have. Tarpley, Rellford, Joubert, Wade, Henderson and Grant, among others were bigger, stronger, faster (excluding Antoine Joubert on that faster thing) and just plain better than the talent everybody else was running out there including Knight for a nice run of years. Frieder never got anything approaching the potential that that group had to offer.
In February, Frieder would grind you up with defense and rebounding, but in March, you'd look at him over there sweating like a pig with his towel hanging over his shoulder and that tormented look on his face and you just knew it was gonna end badly. So did his teams.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||The 1989 Team||
Does not win the National Championship with Frieder at the helm. Bill Frieder was a tight little man whose teams ALWAYS played scared in big games. That team changed dramatically when Bo sent Frieder packing. Frieder would have never allowed Glen Rice the freedom to just bomb away that Fisher did. The result would have been just another Frieder early exit.
Frieder was a great recruiter, a decent guy and a piss poor basketball coach. The basketball genius during Frieder's time here was Orr, who in the middle 70s ran one of the most innovative offenses I have ever seen. And unlike Beilein's teams, Orr's teams played just plain nasty on defense.
I am mildly chagrined to confess that I supported John Barahal's run for student government on a dump Orr platform. What we didn't know at the time was that Orr's 1971/72 teams were in part populated by idiots. When the idiots left and were replaced by Campy Russell, CJ Kupec, Wayman Britt, Joe Johnson and Steve Grote, Orr blew everybody's doors off with an amazing cut through approach that rotated the entire team inside out until your bigs were outside chasing our best shooters Camy Russel and CJ Kupec around the perimiter, and your guards were attempting to guard the rim and rebound, but what they were really doing is getting the living shit kicked out of them on the boards by Wayman Britt and Steve Grote.
I well up at the memories.
Apologies for forgetting to mention Lionel "The Maintrain" Worrel.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Water and Global Warming.||
I wouldn't go hanging my hat on either.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||A nice dream||
"The best way to manage them is if the thought leaders, i.e. the journalists, maintain a high level of integrity and investigation, focusing on facts, providing context, and discouraging over-speculation."
Yeah that'll happen ..... never.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Nuance||
First of all I did it just to piss you off.
Second, I know more than a few women who have claimed rape, all of whom I believe to this writing, having nothing but their word and my belief in their honesty. One of whom spent two days hiding out at my house because she was too sick to go home after her trip to the abortion clinic.
Everyone likely knows someone who has bee raped. That they are discouraged from seeking legal redress by women and others who claim that they abhor rape in favor of a system where an accusation provides a "hugely certain" outcome causes me to question both motives and morals.
Nuance is where lies and liars hide.
I got it right, Grow a pair. Be a man.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Rape||
Rape is a heinous crime.
Lying about having been raped is an equally heinous crime.
If women want to punish a rapist, they need to go to the police, swear out a complaint and pursue a criminal prosecution, as rape is against the law.
That their behavior leading up to the alleged rape will be called into question is as it should be. We have ample proof in this world of of two distinct things, men rape women and women lie about having been raped.
It is weak and gutless for a woman who wants to punish some man for having injured her, to seek to make anonymous accusations in an effort to evade questions about her own behavior and thus reduce the burden of proof required to convict a man in a court of law.
Worse yet in this case if it is true that a rape occurred, thanks to the efforts of this and other women a rapist remains on the street.
Stand up there girls! Grow a pair! Be a man!
The good new here is that thanks to the efforts of most likely, some other gutless woman who in her personal fit of pique, selectively dumped these documents onto the public, which dumping is likely in violation of some equally gutless confidentiality agreement entered into by the University, the girl and Gibbons, this mess will hopefully land the University in court for some number of millions. At which time we can have a thorough conversation about rape, prosecuting rape, the brutal nature of men, strong women, personal accountability, alchohol, Taylor Lewan and keeping your mouth shut etc.
It should be wonderful theatre.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Joliet Jake Blues||
That is all.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||The slow motion play||
I'm putting on Fitz. He missed a real nice seam at 1 o'clock, turned left and drove straight into contact.
You gotta see the cuts that are there or there's no point in blocking for you anyway.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Two words||
You might not be old enough to remember, but I was there and will never forget.
One of the greatest classes in Michigan football history goes 30-2-1 and never plays in a bowl game.
Fuck that guy.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I love Trey Burke but .....||
I'm taking Cody Zeller all day long if he falls to the eighth pick.
The NBA is a big man's league especially in the East.
I'd rotate my bigs until I found the two I like best and if I'm liking all three, life is good.
Guards, even great ones, you can get especially if you have a gang of bigs that can play.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Nuncupatory||
Starting up on a new word a day program?
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Canteen and Watson Offers||
Seemingly the coaches learned something from the Laquon Treadell fiaso last year.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||D should go to Dufek||
Brothers Billy and Don who was/is arguably the single best hitter from the safety position during my lifetime.
Not to mention just lights out awsome on the kick team.
No rhyme, I know.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Indians||
Several lives ago, I used to do a lot of drinking on Lake St. Clair, especially at a couple of the bars on Harsen's Island where occasionally one would run into a table full of Indians either from or somehow related to the Indians that live over on the Canadian side on Walpoole Island. One sunny summer morning I blew off work, jumped in the boat and headed out to the bar with some buddys and girls where we ran into a table full of Walpoole Indians and proceeded to get blind stupid together.
Long story short, one of the Indians is wearing a Cleveland Indians hat with Chief Wahoo on the front.
Flash forward 12/15 years and I walk into a restaurant on the American side not far from there and the same guy is sitting there wearing the same now beat to shit hat or at least one just like it.
After reminiscing some about how jacked up we got ... it was a clearer memory for me than it was for him as despite my thinking I was doing this a lot, he was doing it a lot more ... I ask him about the hat. He loves the hat, loves the chief, loves the Indians and wishes a few asshats with big mouths would just STFU.
So, offensive? This guy was offended at the idea of the Chief going away. Who the hell knows.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||We have another new verb||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||We need a t shirt||
It'll be crazy
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Spike (Magic Johnson) Albrecht||
Nah, more like Spike (Ernie Digregorio) Albrecht
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Chris Webber||
While I understand Jalen wanting Webber back in order that he (Jalen) can more fully bask in the good feelings he is entitled to concerning his stellar career here, Chris Webber embarrassed everyone associated with the University.
I'm disinterested in an apology and would simply prefer that he just stay away.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Dickie Vitale||
I like Dickie V. Ok, but will concede positive prejudices going back to his U of D days having gone down to Callahan Hall to see Dickie coach his Terry Tyler, John Long and Terry Duerod teams many, many, many times.
So senility is a possibility.
On the negative side, Dick took Greg Kelser #1 during his short lived stint with the almost unimaginably inept Pistons and then engineered the second worst trade in Piston history. In which trade, having already lost M.L. Carr to Boston in a signing and entitled to compensation, Dickie sent two #1 picks to Boston in addition to Carr in exchange for the injured and aging pariah, Bob Mcadoo. Boston turned those two picks into Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. So one does have to wonder just a little bit how much Dickie V. really even knows about Basketball.
As an aside, the worst trade in Piston history was Ray Scott for nobody. It was supposed to be Rudy LaRusso who, rather than play for the Pistons, retired on the spot. They finally ended up selling his contract for a #1 pick that became Otto Moore.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||All the proof you need that your University just doesn't care||
As previously discussed, given the choice, I'm going to Pizza Bob's for a Favorite, a Chocolate Rasberry Shake and the ambiance. However, I am always delighted to be seated in front of a Blimpy Burger.
This is terrible news and further proof that your University doesn't care in the least about you. Hopefully, this heartbreaking loss will be mitigated and quickly via a new location.
As an aside, whoever it is above that takes his on an Onion Roll with a fried egg and bacon has it exactly correct, although 5 patties is a bit much for me.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I'm just dying to hear that argument uncle Fred||
I might buy Anthony Carter from Johnny Wangler maybe changed Bo's view of offensive football since if you notice the famed "Just Get Me The Ball Wangs" touchdown against Indiana was off play action because Bo didn't even have a straight dropback pass, or more likely John Kolesar from Jim (You'll never play a down at Michigan) Harbaugh who might maybe have given Bo pause.
But most likely it was Mo, who probably damn near killed an already ailing Bo Schembechler at home or hospitalized for the 88 (I think) Outback Bowl by throwing at the endzone from somewhere beyond the twenty on fourth and short yardage in the fourth quarter to beat Alabama, who finally helped Bo warm up to the forward pass.
As for Rick Leach who by the way I saw every game he ever played at Michigan Stadium along with two more in Columbus, two others at Camp Randall (I think, one of the Camp Randalls might have been Steve Smith), once in West Lafeyette and one more at Spartan Stadium. He was spectacular running the option, but he ran a very similar offense to that which Dennis Franklin ran. Any differences were mostly wrinkles.
Leach was a career 45 or so percent passer who threw a lot of touchdown passes on very few attempts because it was all play action with a backfield just full of great runners. Leach himself was a pretty shifty and physical back who could knock you on your ass, Gordie Bell and Rob Lytle were both great backs, Gil Chapman could run like a deer. Safeties were always coming up to stop the run, Leach would fake the handoff and then throw it deep looking for somebody to run under it. BUT when we needed to complete a ball into a coverage scheme, or come from behind with limited time, Ricky Leach's balls came in on one bounce.
I'm not blaming Leach, frankly I blame Bo since he was the guy who hired the QB coach. But "Blocking and Tackling" was Bo's thing, he didn't know nothin bout throwing the football.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I remember Ricky Leach like it was yesterday||
A great option QB, as good as Jack Mildren or any other name you care to mention, but with the single worst throwing mechanics of any QB I've ever seen ..... bar none.
That God awful long strided baseball throw of his is burned indelibly into my memory, and not in a good way.
I also remember Gordie Bell, the 'greatest cutback runner I ever coached" according to Bo and to this day my all time favorite Wolverine tailback who among other things despite splitting time with Rob Lytle outgained Archie Griffith in conference rushing in 1975 and iin doing so helped in a big way toward making Rick Leach the Michigan Legend that he is.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Stabler Interceptions||
A lot of those picks had to do with Oakland's "Vertical" passing attack as Stabler would throw it up multiple times a game. Oakland had some pretty snarly defenses in the 70s and viewed a long interception like a punt.
Marcus Allen as great a back as he was and alleged to be one of the greatest inside runners in professional football never saw much eight in the box.
After a Wolverine, I've always been a Raider as it has mostly really sucked to be a Lion.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Ricky Leach||
I have enormous respect for Leach both as a guy and as a Michigan Man but as a QB Rick was a great Right Fielder.
I'd prefer Morris take the number of someone who completed his passes in the air and not on one bounce.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||The Snake||
Lefthanded Kenny Stabler was one of the most accurate passers of his time and one of the few QBs in the history of the game to have out partied Joe Namath both at the collegiate and professional level.
Sparty pisses and moans to this day about getting screwed out of a national Championship in 1966 after Ara Parseghisn gutlessly ran out the clock int the 10-10 tie with Notre Dame, but the real screwing was taken by The Crimson Tide quarterbacked by Kenny Stabler who went a perfect 11-0 and finished third in the polls.
The next year Bear Bryant kicked The Snake off the team for cutting classes and partying until he discovered he didn't have a QB that could even begin to replace him.
Among the great moments in the history of Alabama football came in that season when the reinstated Stabler went 53 yards for a touchdown in Alabama's 7-3 victory over Auburn. Which run will be forever known in the state of Alabam as "The Run in the Mud".
As a pro the Snake replace Darryl Lamonica in the "Immaculate Reception" game and put the Raiders ahead late on another run only to lose on the Steeler miracle
He mostly held the starting job for the Raiders until 1980 winning a Superbowl. I believe he holds many or most of the Raiders QB records to this day.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Waiting period||
Should be waived if you won a Rimington or your name is Zack Novak.
Aside from the above small change this is an outstanding idea.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Outdoor hockey||
Novelty or not, I look forward to more Hockey in the Big House.
I'm hoping for snow.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Canada||
Could be a good place for Odoms. Downfield blocking is big with Canadian coaches what with the 3 downs thing and the resultant need for big plays. Big field, wide open game and with that Michigan degree, he shouldn't have too much trouble securing that day job.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Two words for whiny little brother||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Awwwww||
Look how nice Brian and Thunder play.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Nicely done||
That is all.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Nope||
I was in my preferred seat in the end zone dead between the uprights where you can see what's going on.
It was just all very, extremely, exceptionally important to me back then and as such is burned indelibly into the same brain that struggles periodically to come with the names of my kids.
Hey .... yeah you ... the youngest one ... yeah you, what's your name again?
As an aside I was the first person in the world to know that Lantry missed.
G&$ D^$% M&*^%&% F&$%^*&^ M*&$%^ F**$%^& G(^ M(^&*%^ F*##%^&
|4 years 36 weeks ago||The Sainted Bo Shembechler||
Slanted his defensive linemen relentlessly.
This is how he got away with 210 lbs Timmy Davis and the even smaller walkon white kid who's name I can never come up with at middle guard on some of his best defenses.
There were a couple of years where Bo didn't have a defensive lineman on the field within 10-15 lbs of legendary Buckeye fullback Pete Johnson. We had guys slanting into gaps on every play and getting into the fat boy's knees before he could get his feet moving and his pads down. This worked out nicely on most plays as they ran the option two out of three downs (I'm exaggerating, but not much) out of what I call the Power I.
We usually caused enough pile to force Cornelius Green to bend his path slightly away coming down the line of scrimmage with Archie which gave Donny Dufek and whoever had Corny another instant to get there and hit em.
Among the idea's behind the 3-3-5 that Gerg seemed unable to grasp was the notion that your three down linemen slant on every play, the linebacker behind them reads the slant and steps into the other gap, making the slanting lineman "always right" ... "correct".
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Pizza Bobs||
Yes I know, an Ann Arbor cliche'.
Still, some 40 years later there are still those days when only a Favorite and a Chocolate Rasberry shake can satisfy.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||With regards to young Katzenstein||
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I think this kid ends up at tailback||
That is all.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I'm with 2plankr on this one||
I'll not read this post.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Two Words Re The Proper Level Of Recruiting Giddiness||
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Frick/Frack||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Yost||
I'm envious of such lucid memories of hockey at Yost.
My hockey memories are blurred some as a result of the obligatory pint of Old Crow that always accompanied us to the game.
Security was practically nonexistent in the day.
I caught the post with the photo of Cazzie dribbling toward Yost's portrait, 64-65 ish. My dad took me twice to see Cazzie, Bill Buntin, Larry Tregoning et al play.
I saw that photo and thought, "Damn."
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Nate Volk||
Is completely correct in his analysis.
In addition to being a real good looking hunk of woman.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Since you asked||
Temptation and because you can't have one without the other, The Hawaiian War Chant have been played by the Michigan Marching Band after games at least for 40+ years and as such are nearly as beloved around here as The Victors.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Powerhouse in the 80's||
Michigan was a powerhouse from the 60's during a period where you could make the argument that from top to bottom, the Big Ten was the toughest basketball conference in the land.
Played in finals games in both the 60s and the 70s, won conference championships around and playing against the nucleus of Indiana's 32-0 national championship team, losing to them in the 1976 national championship game.
Chris Webber, Ed Martin and Steve Fisher are absolutely to blame for the joke our basketball program has been this century.
If Chris Webber stays honest, no Brian Ellerbe.
He is dead to me.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||It wasn't all schoolyard||
The Fabs did it with defense and rebounding, that's the thing that gets missed.
They were big, strong, long and athletic to be sure, but what set them apart was the degree to which they bought into Fisher's double down scheme, and then pounded the boards. They absolutely were not gonna let you play inside out on them.
They were about as ugly as it gets on offense because there really wasn't an honest outside shooter in the bunch once you got past Juwan from around the free throw line. Sure, Jimmy King and Jalen Rose would take the open shot, but the real game was going on underneath, lots of those shots were about having rebounders in position, make or miss. Everybody on both teams was hanging around the paint most of the game. Webber's inside passing was about the only pretty thing they were capable of.
Then they'd go back to the defensive end and make you look even worse.
Go ahead, throw it in, then watch your big man lob soft passes out to nobody because he couldn't even see over Webber, Howard and Rose.
Go ahead and jack it up there all you want, but start on back to your own end whether it goes or not because one shot is what you get.
It looked helter skelter because they were such a nightmare to have to run your offense against.
One of the greatest defensive teams in the history of Michigan athletics, any sport.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Lionel Worrell||
LIONEL, LIONEL THE MAINTRAIN WORRELL
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Since you asked||
The 1973-4 Basketball Team was picked in the preseason to finish eighth in the conference after losing 3 starters from a very disappointing 72-73 team. That 73 team was so disappointing that at least one kid ran for student government on a dump Orr platform, I voted for him.
They ended up 22-4, tied for the conference championship with Indiana, then beat Indiana in a tiebreaker game at Illinois to get into the NCAA tournament where they took out a very good Digger Phelps coached Notre Dame team in a game where Wayman Britt completely demoralized freshman Adrian Dantley while holding him to 2 pts, 16 below his average, it was wonderful.
They started Campy Russel, CJ Kupec both at about 6'7". Wayman Britt and freshman Steve Grote at 6'2" and Joe Johnson at point at supposedly 5'11". I had played a little against Joe .... maybe with the Fro.
My single favorite Michigan team of all time (any sport) did it with a very, very tough, nasty and mean spirited defense that they ran from, along with a very strange motion offense wherein they would rotate a couple times through until Russell and Kupec our best shooters were on the wings and Grote, Britt and Johnson were taking turns inside beating the snot out of the other teams 1, 2 and 3s. If they went to switching, Campy and CJ would post em up. It was a thing of beauty.
I'll cop to being prejudiced, bit in a lifetime of playing and watching team sports I have never seen better team play and chemistry.
I love that team.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Zack Novak||
Reminds me of Wayman Britt covering the Hughes twins (one at a time) and Steve Grote blasting Bruce Parkinson in the face, only ..... you know, not black ............... or blond.
Brings a little tear to my eye
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Denard under center?||
I'll be honest here, I stopped paying attention about the time "the process" began.
So I'm gonna have to ask the stupid question.
With regards to Borgess putting Denard under center?
I'd have to rate that move far more ridiculous than anything GERG came up with, including Roh at linebacker.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Agreed||
ChalmersE gets it right.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||The AD||
needs to pay a visit to the Monday presser and say while looking that fat bastard Wojo right in the eye, "'Rich Rod will complete his contract as head coach of the University of Michigan. As a matter of fact, I am far more inclined to extend his tenure here than I am to fire him."
We will review the performance of our defensive unit and special teams this year and make some decisions based on that review, but I repeat Rich Rod will coach out his contract, and I am more inclined to extend him than not.
We are not interested in Jim Harbaugh, or any other coach at this time and are unlikely to have any interest in Jim Harbaugh or any other coach for at least two years, if ever."
Recruits all around the country will hear it.
I wish Brandon would go off a little on Rosenberg et al at the Freep, as I believe that would help.
It would at least help me feel better.
My opinion is that he's too professional to go there.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Three quarterbacks||
Whoa is all I gotta say.
Whimsy, not sarcasm.
If you can't be in a good mood after a blowout like that, when can you?
|5 years 37 weeks ago||And just to make things perfectly perfect.||
Slippery Rock 30 - Cheyney 0
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Divisions||
Wisconsin and Illinois to the west.
Spartans and us to the east.
Two pretty tough geographically sensible divisions filled with natural rivals.
How is that so tough to understand
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Austin White||
in the Michigan segment of The Big Ten Network's camp special, Austin White makes a noticeable run through the Wolverine drill.
Noticeable both for some pretty good vision and decision making while picking his way through, and also for a lack of wings.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Custer at Gettysburg||
"Come on you Wolverines" means something
If Custer and the 7th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry (Grand Rapids) and then the 1st Michigan Cavalry (Detroit) don't stop Stuart on the East Cavalry Field, the fishhook collapses on itself, and the Union forces that ground up Pickett unmolested would have had Stuart on their backs while Pickett attacked from the front.
You can make the argument that the Union army would have been destroyed, and Lee could have taken Washington.
Custer was indeed reckless in the extreme and dangerous to work for, but he was the hero that third day at Gettysburg.
Among those describing the events of that day was a Pennsylvania soldier who witnessed Custer's second charge of the day, this time with the 1st Michigan.
As the two columns approached each other the pace of each increased, when suddenly a crash, like the falling of timber, betokened the crisis. So sudden and violent was the collision that many of the horses were turned end over end and crushed their riders beneath them.
This was after Custer led the 7th in an attack that resulted in sabres and point blank firing along the fence line of Rummel's farm.
The Michigan 24th and the Iron Brigade were as crazy as Custer. On the first morning at Gettysburg they stood between ten and twenty yards apart from the North Carolina Brigade across an unfinished railroad bed within opposing stands of trees. They gave and took fire for the better part of three hours. The 26th North Carolina lost some 627 of 839 men killed or wounded that morning, the highest percentage loss of any regiment in any battle of the Civil War. At the end of three days, the Iron Brigade had lost some 60% of it's men, killed or wounded.
I've been to Gettysburg 3 times and have noticed the same phenomenon each time. When people stand at "The Angle", that point on Cemetery Ridge where Pickett momentarily broke the Union line, everybody whispers. That place is powerful.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Yost in 1973||
I can't speak to what went on at Yost in the 80's, but I was there at the end of Al Renfrew's career and the beginning of Dan Ferrel's? in the mid 70's.
And I can say proudly, without fear of rebuke, we got the place rocking.
I was there both nights, probably in 73-4 when Robby Moore stood on his head all night long, two straight nights, to sweep a loaded Michigan Tech team which featured Mike Zuke (130+ career goals, maybe 300+ career points). Donny Dufek was flying around knocking guys on their ass.
I wish I could remember the guys who got our goals.
We went ape-shit, and had big time home ice advantage.
Robby, Dufek et. al. did it again the next year, and so did we.
Some of us on only one pint of Old Crow ..... each night.
We did let some Spartans get in when they came to town, but we drowned them out good enough.
We could and did get into games at their place in those days too.
Those were a little better than .500 teams.
We got our wins at home.
|6 years 1 week ago||What is Touch the Banner looking at?||
"I haven't seen a single de-cleater. All of his tackles seem to be him falling on a player who's already going down or grabbing a runner and letting his 220-225 lbs. drag down the ball carrier. He doesn't have the aggressiveness I would like to see in a kid that size at the linebacker position, but he was suffering from a wrist injury, so that might have made him a bit tentative."
I watched the highlight film, the kid decleated a bunch of guys, a couple of them head on.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Big Ass Hands||
I'm really liking the last kick return.
If your the kid's coach, you might want to have a talk with him about maybe using both hands to catch a bouncing football on a kickoff, but .............
The kid damn near realed it in one handed.
Then, better yet he just reaches down as calm as can be and plucks it right of the ground with that same big ass right hand.
To have that kind of confidence in your hands, makes me think this kid's hands were big even when he was little.
You don't even think about doing stuff like that unless you've been doing it for a good long time.
And, he didn't think about it either.
His hand just reached down there and grabbed that football because it knew it could.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Ray Vinopal||
Having watched the two highlight vids, Im giving him points for running up in there and hitting somebody.
Wishful thinking causes me to assign a Donny Dufek quality to the kid.
Yes, that does make me pretty old.
|7 years 1 week ago||Yossarian-worthy"?||
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
This kid is only a Catch-19.9.
What was AC?
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Stefani says nice things|
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Deaver?||
As in, "Ward, I'm worried about the Deaver"?
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Beilein recruiting||
I believe Beilein will enjoy significantly better success recruiting at Michigan than he has ever had before for the following reasons;
1. It's Michigan. I know you don't get a helmet, but it's still cool to be a Wolverine, and they'll take your calls.
2. New practice facility. We're taking basketball seriously again. Which is as it should be. Our facilities for basketball have been a disgrace for years.
3. Beilein has a system which is identifiable, explainable, and will be attractive to a kid who fits. You couldn't look at an Amaker or Ellerbe team and discern any philosophy, style of play, or even clue, to be unkind about it. To be just downright mean about it, you couldn't look at an Amaker or Ellerbe team.
Fischer's teams played pretty consistent D, doubled down and made you shoot threes.
Orr and early Frieder ran attacking defenses, and that cutter thing where your guards ended up underneath defending and rebounding against our tough guys who were more accustomed to being there. While your bigs chased our bigs around the perimeter. The 74-76 teams with Campy Russsell, C.J. Kupec, Wayman Britt (Wayman and Grote being my personal all time favorite Wolverines) Steve Grote, and Joe Johnston being the best example.
Long kids with good shots will gravitate our way.
4. Long kids with good shots have NBA careers. This means more, better long kids with good shots heading our way
|7 years 7 weeks ago||The Bird||
I was in school the summer of 76.
And because sports were always significantly more important to me than my performance in the classroom, I saw many of The Bird's home starts, including the Monday night game against the Yankees.
I would mostly sit in the bleachers on an almost direct line through the pitcher to the catcher so I could call balls and strikes.
The Bird handcuffed the Yankees all night long, throwing strike after strike after strike; low and inside, low and outside, all for weak ground balls.
I believe the game only went for an hour and 51 minutes.
The place went ape shit crazy, nobody would leave until the Bird came out. I will never forget it.
Rest in peace Bird.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Negative boding||
I'm not sure stuff can bode unwell.
I always thought that bad stuff did not bode well.
Ah, what the hell, living language.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||Green smiley happy guy||
Can we please lose the green.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||Threet||
It seems that I am one of the few who thought Threet could play. Certainly when compared to Sheridan (damnation by faint praise, I know)
|7 years 37 weeks ago||DFW||
|7 years 42 weeks ago||Rick Leach||As much as I hate to admit this..... I was there And I can assure you that as a QB, Ricky Leach was a great Right Fielder. Were it still a completion if caught after one bounce, his numbers would have been triple.|