...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Mike Wallace.||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||One of the reasons I sought||
One of the reasons I sought out and found this site was due to my mounting frustration with ESPN, and specifically with "Entertainment Tonight for Sports" (I think they still call it Sportcenter, though). I agree with Doc - the network will artificially create a firestorm, feed the firestorm for days, if not weeks, and then instantly drop the story as soon as a hotter storm is created. The Tebow stuff was a real embarassment.
I do still enjoy PTI very much, and the 30 for 30 series is almost as good as what HBO Sports produces. I don't bother with much else.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I was hoping that he was||
I was hoping that he was going to Michigan University. Damn.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||K State was reputedly a||
K State was reputedly a terrible defense against the run. I was exprecting to see a ton of Green, and was every bit surprised with how little he played. The bowl game should have been his time to show what he's capable of.
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Yeah, that pretty much sums||
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||... from the department of||
... from the department of redundancy department...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Bad enough to drive like an||
Bad enough to drive like an idiot, but these people are taking chances with other peoples' lives.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't be able to turn my||
I wouldn't be able to turn my radio off fast enough if I heard Gus Johnson calling a Michigan game.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Champion is a wonderful play||
Champion is a wonderful play by play guy, and already has chemistry with Brandy. Seems like a no-brainer.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I never ended up attending||
I never ended up attending Michigan, but I can remember exactly when I became a fan:
I had a buddy in the sixth grade back in the late seventies, and I used to go over to his house often. He and his family were huge Notre Dame fans, and I remember them talking all kinds of shit about how ND was going to detroy Michigan all that game week. Since I was just a kid and had no allegience to any university, I considered jumping on the ND bandwagon. But then I thought "Wait a minute... I'm not Irish, I'm not Catholic, I don't live in Indiana, and that blue team represents my beloved state of Michigan. Screw Notre Dame!" I've been a lifelong Michigan fan ever since.
And I refuse to spend one cent at Walmart.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Lewan suffered from||
Lewan suffered from lackluster play from the interior. Two negative yard rushing games against MSU and Nebraska definitely hurt.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||With his recent "health"||
With his recent "health" issues, he better be careful eating that crap.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Big deal. Why should they or||
Big deal. Why should they or RJS be suspended? Isn't this supposed to be football? Should Woodson and Boston have been suspended?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Will miss Frank. Now get||
Will miss Frank. Now get Mark Champion.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||OSU offense could not be||
OSU offense could not be stopped. It was the right call. Very proud of how they played today.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||My only concern with Hoke is||
My only concern with Hoke is that he will stick with Borges out of loyalty and/or stubborness. The offense plays in a ten yard box, and the players seem lost. I still support Hoke, but unless there's a change with the OC he's doomed.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||The Michigan and Notre Dame||
The Michigan and Notre Dame uniforms define college football, but I also really like the Clemson, LSU, and Auburn uniforms.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||The best ever. By a mile.||
The best ever. By a mile. Oh, what I wouldn't give to hear Keith call one more Michigan/OSU game from the Big House.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||USC for sure. Great fight||
USC for sure. Great fight song, and those tight white sweater-wearing cheerleaders are not bad either. And they don't actually cheer... they just sort of stand there and look hot.
|42 weeks 9 hours ago||Harbaugh. Guaranteed victory||
Harbaugh. Guaranteed victory over OSU and delivered.
|42 weeks 14 hours ago||Amen.||
|46 weeks 6 days ago||The man calls himself Huge.||
The man calls himself Huge. I can't take such a man seriously.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Summerall and Madden we're||
Summerall and Madden we're the best NFL crew ever. Really enjoyed his work.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Sexual Chocolate!!! [mic||
Sexual Chocolate!!! [mic drops]
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Fantastic. I was hoping that||
Fantastic. Nice to see the national recognition for Bo's influence on the Harbaughs.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yeah, I wasn't expecting to||
Yeah, I wasn't expecting to see McMurtry on this list.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I also hated to see John Anes||
I also hated to see John Anes leave after that great freshman season.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I got Drew Henson. He showed||
I got Drew Henson. He showed flashes of absolute brilliance while at UM, but ended up being remembered more for getting in Brady's way early and leaving Michigan for the Yankees (which I understand).
He stated recently that he would have come back for his senior season given the choice again. I think he could have gone down as one of the greats had he stayed and concentrated exclusively on football, and would most likely have been a top-five draft pick.
What could have been...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Only Buckeye I ever truly||
Only Buckeye I ever truly liked was little Antoine Winfield. Great, great player. I'd take him any day.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Agree. Weaver was a great||
Agree. Weaver was a great manager, and there was nothing more entertaining than listening to those tirades when they had him miked.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||When I think of the pantheon||
When I think of the pantheon of baseball, the name Musial is always included.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Good call. Sportcenter =||
Good call. Sportcenter = Entertainment Tonight for sports.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Damn. Dish is already in a||
Damn. Dish is already in a contract dispute with The B1G Network 2.
By the way, The B1G has also announced a name change to "The Dos", in hopes that the hip name will bring in younger viewers.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The 2010 class is yet another||
The 2010 class is yet another reminder that we need to be patient with Coach Hoke and Co. He's still coaching mostly RR's players (Ryan and Gardner are more the exception than the rule), and it will take another year or two until his recruits take over the team. I can't wait.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Colorado was a great program||
Colorado was a great program not so long ago, and has a ton going for it, other than that pesky record. I'd take that job in a heartbeat over Purdue.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Or Cal. Seems like a great||
Or Cal. Seems like a great fit there, too.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Good opportuntity to improve||
Good opportuntity to improve our already impressive record against the SEC.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||He might like Bama (I think||
He might like Bama (I think it's more a respect thing for how they play), but I wouldn't call him a "homer". Danielson was born in Detroit, went to school at Purdue, and covered state of Michigan sports for years before making it to the national stage, first doing B1G with ESPN/ABC, then moving over to CBS, which happens to conver the SEC.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||A former classmate of mine||
A former classmate of mine played for him at Ball State the year they almost took down eventual national champion UNLV in the 1990 tourney (69-67). UNLV was considered invincible, but Majerus almost did it with Ball State players.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Cannot, and will not, ever||
Cannot, and will not, ever root for ND. Ever. They're almost as loathsome as OSU. Almost.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Using players during my||
Using players during my lifetime. No disrespect to the old timers.
QB- Harbaugh. Leadership
FB- Floyd. Beast.
RB-Biakabutuka. I got to see him destroy OSU in '95.
WR- Carter. The legend of my youth.
DL- C. Hutchinson
CB- Dave Brown
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Kramer wore #87, but I agree||
Kramer wore #87, but I agree with.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Hypnotic.||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Fitting that he got two||
Poetic justice that he got two years.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Berkley ended up at Minnesota||
Berkley ended up at Minnesota - doesn't justify Hoke's evaluation? If he ended up at Alabama or USC I might wonder.
I realize that some kids slip through the recruiting cracks (Kovacs), but I would think that Hoke gave Berkley every benefit of the doubt, given the Braylon connection, and still wasn't impressed enough to extend an offer.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I hope so. Man was he fun to||
I hope so. Man was he fun to watch.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Based on the early schedule,||
Based on the early schedule, I see UM at 7-0 going into the MSU game. ND plays at the Big House, and they will have lost a ton of talent from this season, so I see M getting the victory. The final five games will be tough, but I see no reason why we can't go 3-2 down the stretch at worst.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||,,,not to mention all the||
,,,not to mention all the extra practice time the team gets for going to a bowl.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Well put. Play, the second: I||
Play, the second: I don't understand why M didn't simply punt here. There was no reason to go for it at that stage in the game on our side of the 50. I think this was the single biggest mistake of the game.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||We get ND, Nebraska, and OSU||
We get ND, Nebraska, and OSU at home next year, so who knows.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Yeah, talk about a murderer's||
Yeah, talk about a murderer's row, but I'd much rather be playing the #3 team in a New Years bowl than a tomato can in the Jiffy Lube Bowl.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Still in full support of||
Still in full support of Hoke, and I agree that Borges should be given more time, in large part because I do not want to see the coaching carousel that hampered the team under RR.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Isn't Morris a playmaker?||
Isn't Morris a playmaker?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hard to argue with this.||
Hard to argue with this. Almost no imagination on offense today.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Count me in. Hate ND almost||
Count me in. Hate ND almost as much as ohio.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You have to wonder how long||
You have to wonder how long he and the school can keep going on like this. Might be time to get out for his own health.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I think they were just||
I think they were just relieved to get out of there with a win.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Does anyone really think ND||
Does anyone really think ND is the best team in the country, for that matter?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Yup. I'll be stewing over||
Yup. I'll be stewing over this one for a long time. Coulda shoulda woulda kind of game.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Part of the problem has been||
Part of the problem has been the lack of overall talent with the offense. The line minus Lewan is mediocre, and there is no real vertical WR threat. For that matter, we havein't had a consistent guy at RB all season. Without the two dynamic QBs, I can't imagine where this offense would be.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My greatest concern||
My greatest concern offensively is at WR. Gallon and Dileo are slot guys, and I have little faith in Jackson or Robinson. The younger guys will have to step up.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Spielman. Great. Should be||
Spielman. Great. Should be real neutral.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hideous uniforms.||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Little known fact: Michigan||
Little known fact: Michigan is north of Columbus, and is a school.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||His disdain for Michigan is||
His disdain for Michigan is more creation than reality. He had Michigan in his contract out-clause.
Real hatred, sure.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I voted. McGloin is up big||
I voted. McGloin is up big right now.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Who has the biggest upside of||
Who has the biggest upside of the three, in your opinion? And is there interest from Michigan in any of the three?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My 1-10 list is similar to||
My 1-10 list is similar to many others. Some of my favorites and their numbers:
#42 Tony Boles
#7 Chris Floyd
#20 Ian Gold
#25 John Vaughn
#40 John Kolesar
#66 Mike Hammerstein
#80 Alan Branch
#58 Rob Renes
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Can't argue with Huckleby.||
Can't argue with Huckleby. The guy I'll always remember wearing the jersey is
#25 John Vaughn.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||#7 Chris Floyd. The beast.||
#7 Chris Floyd. The beast.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My grandpa lied and cheated||
My grandpa lied and cheated over tatoos, and all I got was this stupid tee shirt.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You guys laugh, but Terry||
You guys laugh, but Terry Glenn said Ohio's got this one in the bag.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Perhaps he's just going to||
Perhaps he's just going to visit his future Wolverine teamates. I'm fighting the urge to overreact.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||That creep can roll, man.||
That creep can roll, man.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||No. Nothing against||
No. Nothing against Maryland, but this does not make sense.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I don't care about bringing||
I don't care about bringing in viewers from the east, but then again I'm not in this for the money.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||He's had it out for Michigan||
He's had it out for Michigan ever since his dad told him he couldn't go there.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Can't imagine him going to||
Can't imagine him going to either UT or Auburn with their current situation.
Coming down to UM or Oregon, IMO.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||On a positive note, he's got||
On a positive note, he's got a ten page paper for that English class.
I understand that these things happen, but the right thing to do was to bow out gracefully and quietly.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||OSU -3, because of their||
OSU -3, because of their homefield advantage. We're winning, though.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I know how much the two||
I know how much the two states dislike each other, but I am centering my list primarily on football. Wiscy-OSU has been far more compelling the past several years. Minn. just sucks in football, and is not taken seriously by Wisconsin, despite how much they love to spank Minn.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Here's my list:OSU -||
Here's my list:
OSU - Michigan
Michigan - OSU
Indiana - Purdue
Purdue - Indiana (or ND)
MSU - Michigan
Wisconsin - OSU
Nebraska - I would say Michigan now, but Oklahoma historically
Iowa - Iowa St.
Minn. - Iowa
Penn St. - OSU
Illinois - Northwestern
Northwestern - Illinois
|1 year 16 weeks ago||... except an eye for||
... except an eye for fashion.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||It simple: the students||
It simple: the students deserve to be given first crack at those seats - it is their university, after all, and their peers on the field. However, the students that don't show up are making it clear that going to games is not a priority; therefore, something must be done to get the tickets into the hands of those who want them.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Agree. He looked like he||
Agree. He looked like he wasn't even trying, which is how the truly great ones play.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I can't wait to see Gardner||
I can't wait to see Gardner perform after he's taken snaps with the "ones" next summer. It's amazing what he's done the past three weeks, particulary since he spent the whole season at WR.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Gardner's a man among Iowa||
Gardner's a man among Iowa boys today. Man he looks good.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Ever feel like ESPN is more||
Ever feel like ESPN is more concerned with plugging anything but the game their covering? Let's send it to Reese........
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Moeller was pretty damn||
Moeller was pretty damn creative. Loved those offenses.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Looks like a serious injury.||
Looks like a serious injury. Sucks.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Good opportunity for Ross||
Good opportunity for Ross today, who finished strong against NW. Hope Morgan's okay.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Agreed, and probably by 15 or||
Agreed, and probably by 15 or more against ND.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I know it's semantics, but||
I know it's semantics, but I've always considered the PAC teams to be western, neither southern nor northern. That said, if we can claim Oregon as a norther team, I'll take it.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Very nice story. My dad||
Very nice story. My dad never liked football, so I missed the opportunity to bond at the stadium like that. You're lucky.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Business of college||
Business of college football...
Not sure how I feel about this. Anytime the word "business" is thrown in with college football the story is rarely positive.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||When Kovacs originally took||
When Kovacs originally took the field as a walk-on, I viewed him as the very symbol of a coaching regime which could not recruit effectively enough to, well, keep a walk-on off the field. I was utterly wrong, of course. He's been the leader of what turned out to be a very strong D.
Kovacs is the senior I'll miss the most, after Denard.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Vincent SmithToo Small for||
Too small for the game
I laugh when he takes the field
Cleat marks on my chest
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I read it a completely||
I read it a completely different way: "Stayed through some things, and we needed him to."
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I just can't see Gruden||
I just can't see Gruden ending up at UT, when he turned down his "dream job" at Notre Dame. UT is a good gig, but he could have his pick of just about any NFL opening this off season. He also has a pretty good thing going with MNF.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||A blue armored god Slicing||
A blue armored god
Slicing through a scarlet wall
... his laces dancing
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I would give Iowa a greater||
I would give Iowa a greater chance of beating Nebraska at home than I would have given Texas A&M of beating an outstanding Alabama on the road.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I agree, with the addition of||
I agree, with the addition of the #98 jersey.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I was thinking that Funchess||
I was thinking that Funchess would be the perfect candidate for Kramer's #87 jersey. I would think that Carter, Alexander, and Edwards would rather keep the #1 for a receiver. I also think that the #2 should be reserved strickly for a DB.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I can't see them giving two||
I can't see them giving two Legends jerseys to the same kid in the same season. Getting the Howard jersey was honor enough.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I was there for the beatdown||
I was there for the beatdown we took fom Syracuse in '98. It was painful, but I did get to see McNabb vs. Brady, and got to see Drew Henson make his freshman debut. Michigan made it somewhat exciting toward the end, so that helped somewhat. I was also there at the end of the UTL game, which was going the same way as Syracuse till the last ten minutes. As you may have heard, the game turned out somewhat interesting.
I never leave early, because I couldn't live with myself if I left a game like UTL and heard how it ended from my car radio.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Agree that Gardner should||
Agree that Gardner should have been ready and inserted at QB after Denard's injury. Bellomy could be a really good quarterback, but he just wasn't ready. Disagree with the Borges stuff, though.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||... followed closely by||
... followed closely by in-state tuition.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||No chance for Minn., but||
No chance for Minn., but Kinnick is a tough place to play, and Iowa will be out for blood after their spanking in Ann Arbor.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I just can't get over how||
I just can't get over how well Gardner has played, and I wonder why he wasn't given reps at QB all season to provide insurance for Robinson. Gardner = win over Nebraska, IMO.
If Robinson can't go next week, I think that Gardner should get the start against Ohio State, even if Robinson is healthy for OSU, if only because Robinson will likely be too rusty from all the misssed time.
I haven't heard anything about Bellomy's status lately. I saw Kennedy warming up with Devin pre-game, but didn't see Bellomy all game. I know he's listed as injured, but havent' heard anything more. I wonder if there is something else going on. At this point, Bellomy's gonna be the odd man out, with Devin being the man next year and Morris as the man in waiting.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Oh... that must be||
Oh... that must be exhausting.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Improve the construction and||
Improve the construction and it's gold.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Whatever the reason(s), empty||
Whatever the reason(s), empty seats at the very least gives the appearence to outsiders that the stadium is not selling out. None of us wants that. Huge crowds is one of the many things Michigan is famous for.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I love Kovacs, but he's never||
I love Kovacs, but he's never going to get a Legends patch. Think of all the "legendary" Michigan players over the decades that never got one.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I still get the feeling that||
I still get the feeling that Alabama wins out and gets a spot in the NC game, though I'm rooting against it.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||That's what they get.||
That's what they get. Probably the same people I saw leaving the UTL game.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||That tackle was even sweeter||
That tackle was even sweeter than his porn 'stash, which is saying something.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Bummer, but I don't feel as||
Bummer, but I don't feel as anxious as last week after Devin proved himself. Thank God for Devin.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yeah, I remember that too.||
Yeah, I remember that too. Several of the players, including Howard, said that they could never play for Ole Miss after seeing all those rebel flags. The flag was very prevelant back then at Ole Miss games.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||The defense has been great||
The defense has been great this season, including (and maybe especially) against Nebraska. A lesser defense might have allowed another 30 points after Denard went down.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I think we'll appreciate him||
I think we'll appreciate him most next year, when he's gone for good. The new starter (whether Shane or Bellomy) is bound to have significant growing pains next year. I was hoping that Devin would be the guy stepping in with some experience to run the offense while Morris developed as his backup, but that doesn't seem likely anymore.
Gardner was a 5-star coming in, and we were set up to have a much smoother transition than what we're likely to have now.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||RR's a good coach, and he's||
RR's a good coach, and he's obviously done a good job down in AZ. Looks like everything worked out for both parties. No regrets with Brady.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||You can never have enough||
You can never have enough good cornerbacks, so I hate to hear this.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Hopefully we can get Joel in||
Hopefully we can get Joel in a package deal.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Classy move. I'd say JV just||
Had me fooled, too.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||They look a little like Penn||
They look a little like Penn State's uniforms.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Truly magnificent play. I||
Truly magnificent play. I still, after all these years, check to make sure that foot came down in bounds.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Baller.||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The ranking doesn't really||
The ranking doesn't really matter at this point in the season if you're out of the national championship hunt. If UM takes care of it's schedule it can expect to make the Rose Bowl trip in the top ten. A Rose Bowl victory will assure a top five or six finish, I would think.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Yeah, I saw it. I have it on||
Yeah, I saw it. I have it on DVR and have watched it several times. You are correct - Denard played his heart out for the win. I couldn't agree more. That's why I said that Denard deserves all the praise he gets. You need to read a little more closely before commenting.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I am easily most impressed||
I am easily most impressed with the defensive turnaround, which was on full display last night. It seems impossible, since it was a national laughingstock just a couple years ago.
Denard deserves all the praise he gets, but the defense is the heart of this team.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Ann Arbor reports a spike in||
Ann Arbor reports a spike in Keystone Light sales after win.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Ole Bennie Ryan is our best||
Ole Bennie Ryan is our best player on defense since Graham, IMO. A dynamic presence.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||It's good to be the king.||
It's good to be the king.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'd like to see Kovacs get||
I'd like to see Kovacs get it. Can't think of a more deserving kid on the D other than Bennie Ryan.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||He's bouncing too many runs||
He's bouncing too many runs east and west, often giving up a couple yard gain in the process of losing a yard near the sideline. Sometimes you gotta take the two yards.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Going out on a limb... Jake||
Going out on a limb... Jake Ryan's a baller.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yup. Very frustrating.||
Yup. Very frustrating.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I've never been comfortable||
I've never been comfortable ripping college kids; especially the ones who chose to represent the team and the school and the state I love.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||On the field so little I||
On the field so little I can't even get the spelling of the name right.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The Mad Magicians are back.||
The Mad Magicians are back. The quad option sounds interesting, and I'm in favor of anything that will get Northfleet on the field.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Thanks for the advice. My||
Thanks for the advice. My wife just got off the phone with Dish and, after getting a fabulous initial offer of $5 off our bill for three whole months, we got the 10 bucks off for the next 12 months. Small consolation, but at least we were able to get something out of those pricks.
The customer service agent thinks the impasse will be over within the next 24 hours. We'll see.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Yeah, I'm sure that Howard||
Yeah, I'm sure that Howard approved it. It's nothing against Roundtree; I just believe that these numbers should be worn only by exceptional players. If you're going to un-retire legendary jerseys (as in Bennie's case), the players must have earned the priveledge, both on and off the field.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||In my opinion, no one this||
In my opinion, no one this season. It should go to a Woodson, Howard, Carter-type player. I'm not saying that no one should ever get it, I'm just saying that it should remain shelved until someone proves he deserves it. I also feel that Howard's #21 should not have gone to Roundtree, who has been just average.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The silver lining for me is||
The silver lining for me is simple: there were a bunch of fresh-faced freshmen who got to see how the gold standard in college football (right now) performs on the national stage in a bowl-like setting. I'm sure they learned a lot - much, much more than a drubbing of a MAC team would - and this experience should serve them well going forward.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Brent's still a big fan of||
Brent's still a big fan of the redshirt sophomore linebacker out of Westlake, Ohio; Jake Long.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I agree, but the talent is||
I agree, but the talent is lacking at certain positions, and I maintain that once freshmen like Ross get acclimated to the speed of the college game we'll see a change or two. Not wholesale changes, but changes nonetheless.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||No one looked particularly||
No one looked particularly good, but I was keying on Morgan most of the second half, and he was getting blown out pretty much every single play.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||No thanks. I just ate.||
No thanks. I just ate.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The Arizona game was eerily||
The Arizona game was eerily familiar to a three-year stretch of games up here. I don't know how many times Arizona was on the verge of blowing out Toledo, but for a series of inexplicable fumbles, drops, misreads, and missed tackles.
Success is measured much differently at AZ. RRod will be fine as long as they're a slightly better than average.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||He broke my spleen and broke||
He broke my spleen and broke my knee... and then he really lays into me...
|1 year 29 weeks ago||That's good news; it's one of||
That's good news; it's one of the few things ESPN does that doesn't make my stomach turn.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||After being a 4WD truck owner||
After being a 4WD truck owner for years, I now drive a '09 Legacy and love it. Subarus are quirky and fun to drive, and very reliable. FWIW, Consumer Reports ranks the Impreza as their number one compact car, and ranks Subaru as the most reliable brand this year. The new Impreza is getting great reviews, and the all wheel drive is a definite plus.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Purely from a football||
Purely from a football standpoint, I'll miss him. One of the more exciting players I've seen in some time.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I live in Norton Shores, just||
I live in Norton Shores, just north of Grand Haven, and love Lake Harbor beach on the north side of where the Mona Lake channel meets Lake Michigan. Nice walking trail along the channel to the beach, picnic tables and grills, and about a mile of essentially untouched Lake Michigan shoreline. You'll have the beach you yourself, essentially, if you want to get away from the crowds. Might be worth the 15 minute drive from GH to get some peace and quiet.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Brought to you by the network||
Brought to you by the network more concerned with boo-ya than integrity.
Ask any real fan for a list of the top five college football stadiums, and ninety percent of them will include Michigan Stadium. This list is laughable at best.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||... and never even wore the||
... and never even wore the "throwback" uniforms.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I can picture my all-time||
I can picture my all-time favorite player, Alan Trammel, rockin that uniform while turning two with Sweet Lou.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Have seen the Peppers four||
Have seen the Peppers four times: at Pine Knob for Lalapalooza (with Ice Cube, Ministry, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden), and three times at Van Andel in GR. IMO, they are not the same without Frusciante - and that includes their stint with Dave Navarro, who fronts one of my all-time favorite bands (Janes Addiction). Frusciante is an absolute genius on guitar, and was the main architect of that unique Peppers sound from Blood Sugar Sex Magic though Stadium. Still love them, but even they'll admit that they're not the same without John.
Best concert for me has to be the Metallica/Guns show at the Silverdome.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||So hard to listen to Cowherd.||
So hard to listen to Cowherd. I know he's ESPN's bad-boy-loose cannon and all, but I would rather rip my ears off than listen to him. Cowherd's also the guy who said that Michigan was done forever as a national power a couple years ago.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||So much for the future "Shane||
So much for the future "Shane Morris, #12" legend jersey.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||The Number 1 should forever||
The Number 1 should forever be reserved for an All American-cailber wide receiver, in honor of Carter. Similarly, the Number 2 should forever be reserved for an All American-caliber cornerback, in honor of Chuck. #1=Carter, #2=Woodson. Period.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Anthony Carter made the #1||
Anthony Carter made the #1 jersey what it is. The great WRs since had the priveledge of wearing Carter's jersey, plain and simple. If AC had worn the #88 jersey then Braylon, David, Derrick, and Greg would have wanted that to wear #88.
It's hard to ignore Carter's off the field issues, but I would still argue that the #1 jersey will forever be his. I would also argue that if not for those issues Carter would have received the "legend" honor before Howard (who is my all-time favorite Wolverine).
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Gave heart and soul to||
Gave heart and soul to Michigan, and became one of my all-time favorites. Very happy for him.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Yeah, it was Stanton over||
Yeah, it was Stanton over Harris, but what did Harris ever do? Way to go Millen!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I think a mascot could really||
I think a mascot could really help us sell out some football games. Lord knows what a struggle it's been without one.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Greatest interviewer that I||
Greatest interviewer that I have ever known, and the standard by which all investigative reporters should be measured.
|2 years 1 week ago||If it works out that way,||
If it works out that way, great. Can't ever bring myself to root for OSU, though.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||... and not one lesson.||
... and not one lesson.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Cowherd is the "bad boy" at||
Cowherd is the "bad boy" at ESPN. You never know what he'll say next. He's a real loose cannon, that guy. Don't tell him he can't wear jeans with a suit jacket... he's a maniac!
Just another ESPN talking head who has nothing to say, and the biggest reason why I swore off sports talk radio in favor of blogs like this.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Really enjoyed the read,||
Really enjoyed the read, aquaman. Keep 'em coming.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I've always wondered if some||
I've always wondered if some coaches warn kids about how tough UM's academics are as a way to steer recruits away. I'd imagine a degree from Auburn would be somewhat, ah, easier to attain than one from UM.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||"We don't have gold pants to||
"We don't have gold pants to pawn from the 2011 game".
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Love lists like these, and||
Love lists like these, and enjoyed your's, though it's incomplete without Oosterbaan and Erick Anderson as starters, in my opinion. And Harbaugh or Fiedman would be my starter at QB.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Bummer. Hope he's happy||
Bummer. Hope he's happy there. Stanford is a great school.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||UM's uniforms are the best in||
UM's uniforms are the best in college football just the way they are. This may be the wave of the future, but I'm not a fan.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Certainly a blow, but at||
Certainly a blow, but at least this wasn't announced on the eve of the season opener. The team has time to adjust, and the opening might just compel a cerain WR recruit to make a commitment.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Man, did Pipkins skyrocket.||
Man, did Pipkins skyrocket. Great to see, since he will be so heavily relied upon from day one.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Love the Stripes, and while I||
Love the Stripes, and while I think we have a bigger claim to the song than PSU (with Jack's and Meg's Detroit roots), I can't help but think that UM is copying Beaver Stadium every time I hear it played at the Big House.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Michigan has the most iconic||
Michigan has the most iconic uniforms in college football without the helmet numbers. It was cool for a season, but I'd like to see them go, along with those damn alternate uniforms.
I would like to see the helmet stickers return, though.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Not sure what to make of||
Not sure what to make of that. I can't believe that ND was in any danger of losing him.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Don't think he'll lose his||
Don't think he'll lose his job next season unless the team totally implodes. Kelly is a lot of things, but he can coach, and I think the brass at ND is growing tired of the coaching carosel the past few years. If not for their -424 turnover ratio, they'd have at least two more victories this season. The real test will be 2013 IMO.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Well put CRex||
I agree. In the span of 12 short months, Hoke has built Bo-like credibilty. Not comparing Hoke to Bo, but Bo had complete and utter autonomy with his program, and NO ONE ever questioned that it was Bo's program, not even Canham. If Bo decided to take a chance on a player, it was understood that Bo knew what he was doing with his team, and that it was in the best interest of the team. Hoke has been able to gain the same type of trust.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Michigan became "Quarterback||
Michigan became "Quarterback U" in the nineties and 2000s, sending Collins, Brady, Grbac, Henson, Griese and Henne to the pros (and Mallett was next). While it's been a great ride with Denard, it's exciting to see UM going back to the pro-style offense, and recruiting pro-style QBs like Morris.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Speaking of Dorsey...||
"I'm in the same state!" Dorsey said. "Why would you miss out on your best shot in the state? C'mon, Brady Hoke!" From a Nov. 17 Detroit News article.
Not saying that it'd be a good move for UM to take Dorsey, or that he's even eligible, but he sure does seem determined on playing for the boys in blue.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||One thing's certain - UM will||
One thing's certain - UM will deserve it should it run the table with that murderous 2012 schedule,
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Like it or not, the southern||
Like it or not, the southern states by and large have an enormous advantage in HS football talent. It's hard to honestly compare the Midwest talent base to that of the deep south when it comes to football. SEC schools have talented rosters. Couple that with the win-at-all-costs mentality of most SEC schools, and this is the result.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||With NE needing a win to sew||
With NE needing a win to sew up home field, I expect Brady to get those 188. Amazing that one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL was a primarily a platoon player at Michigan.
Easy to take it for granted now, but there are three shoo-in NFL Hall of Famers from Michigan playing right now in Brady, Woodson, and Hutchinson. This will give UM 11 in the HOF, which will surpass ND's 10 and will tie USC's 11 all-time. Keep going, Jake Long!
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Nice story||
I love reading about guys like Dileo, and am surprised more columnists don't dig a little deeper for stories like this.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I just hope Brandon doesn't||
I just hope Brandon doesn't see this... might get ideas.