spoiler alert: i linked this
|3 days 23 hours ago||The story of Leicester's top scorer - Vardy||
Jamie Vardy dreamt of being a professional footballer, but at the age of 16 he was released from the youth academy of Sheffield Wednesday, a team now playing in the Championship. Nevertheless Vardy kept playing semi-professionally for minnows Stocksbridge Park Steels, a team in the seventh tier of English football. He would spend 7 years there, working 12-hour shifts at a factory to support himself and playing on the weekends for £30 a match.
After some impressive displays, he was signed by Halifax Town, a team then in the sixth tier. He finished as the league’s top goalscorer and helped his team win promotion before signing for Fleetwood Town, now in the fifth tier. Again he finished top scorer, and again he helped his team win promotion. His impressive performances got him a call from Leicester. Finally, in 2012, at the age of 25, when most players would expect to have a few years of experience behind them, Vardy could call himself a pro.
Vardy’s first season was poor, but in the 2013-14 season he paid off, and his 16 goals helped Leicester to get back into the Premier League. Early on in the next season, he turned in a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester United, scoring one goal and setting up the other four in that 5-3 win. Along with the rest of his team, he would fail to make a mark for the rest of the season, but came to life at the crucial moment, playing a key role in Leicester’s miraculous escape.
Like Leicester, Vardy got off to a blistering start to the 2015-16 season, scoring in the first match of the season. Failing to net in the next two games, he then scored again in the fourth match. And in the fifth. And in the sixth. Twice in the seventh. He scored again in the eighth. Twice in the ninth. And in the tenth. By the twelfth match of the season, Jamie Vardy, who five years earlier worked in a factory, was the top goalscorer of the most competitive league in the world, and he had now scored nine games in a row.
The Premier League record for goals scored in most consecutive matches, 10, had been set in 2002 by Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy, one of the greatest attacking players since the new millennium. Could Vardy match the great van Nistelrooy?
[Hint] He could: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKsTmDjEb0
Having equaled the record, there was one more challenge left: could he BEAT the record? Well, what better opposition to go for the record than against Manchester United themselves?
Not that it matter's too much, but Vardy did all of this with a broken wrist.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||BC's offensive drive summary vs Clemson||
Was at the BC game in Clemson this past year and it was 100% the fact that BC's couldn't keep up with all of Clemson's steller WRs. BC had a bunch of TFLs, but were getting bombed on when Clemson had time to throw.
Also, this was BC's offensive drive summary vs Clemson:
3 plays (1 yard) 2:07
4 plays (20 yards) 1:52
7 plays (13 yards) 2:18
6 plays (18 yards) 3:19
3 plays (1 yard) 1:02
3 plays (0 yards) 1:31
6 plays (39 yards) 1:14
5 plays (20 yards) 3:06
5 plays (42 yards) 2:14
3 plays (3 yards) 2:40
5 plays (20 yards) 2:34
3 plays (-4 yards) 0:40
9 plays (68) 3:16
No wonder why the defense struggled...
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Leaders and Best||
Truely an amazing article and I really hope that Adam can one day play hockey again. Most people don't understand just how important a sport can be to a person, but it's clear that hockey is essential in Adam's life.
Dr. Kutcher sounds just like the type of person who makes me proud to say I graduated from UofM. Go Blue.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Have you ever been to Clemson?||
I went to UofM for undergrad but have since been to Clemson numerous times since graduating due to friends who attened school there. I can see why Clemson is attractive for football players - but didn't appreciate it until I was there.
It is a beutifull campus, near a lake, has stunning girls, but mainly football is life there. Seriously, it's hard to describe but the atmosphere at Clemson is unlike any other I've ever seen.
Walking around on game day - every family has a tailgate spot next others that have been there for years. Random people will offer you food, drinks, ask you to play cornhole as you walk by. It is so wholesomely family friendly it's almost sickening.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||That would be a hell of a first down chant!||
Asiasi catches a ball for a first down...
Half the student section scream, "ASI-ASI-ASI"
and the other half responds "OY-OY-OY"!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sooo sick of the Bama||
I'm sooo sick of the Bama quarterback story line... He had so many NFL players around his privileged ass. Get off their ass ESPN
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Graham Glasgow||
I actually watched that kickout by Graham multiple times in the first clip. Holy hell that was a great response to the perfectly timed blitz... just used the Florida guys momentum to divert him away from the run instead of trying to stop him.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||If you've really managed to||
If you've really managed to not know the outcome of this game then kudos to you sir. Enjoy!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Houston has a hell of a||
Houston has a hell of a coaching staff. They really hit a home run with Herman and Orlando. Mix in the fertile recruiting ground and they could really be a force the next couple of years...
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Even the refs couldn't win||
Even the refs couldn't win the game. Fuck USC - they're the OSU of the PAC 12.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Hahaha. Idiots||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Gary and Celmson||
Clemson is who I'm worried as the Darkhorse. They are a powerhouse in an easy conference and Dabo sure has that wholesome family feel that Gary's mom might like. Also known for not being the cleanest recruiters...
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Just use Incognito Mode (Chrome)||
Any "private" browser will allow you to vote multiple times.
|21 weeks 5 hours ago||No offense, but what else||
No offense, but what else would he say? "We're going to get someone almost as good as Durkin. But not to worry, it'll be close".
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
Hasn't Missou turned out defensive line players to the NFL like it's their job. I seem to remember a ton of major players over the last couple of years.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Saw this on /r/cfb||
Copy-paste from a GT message board:
|22 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|24 weeks 2 days ago||It's not a good Search||
The mgoblog Search feature is one of the least helpful searches on any site I've been to.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Does...||
Does that lady still have a face?!
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Incognito Mode!||
Just a reminder -
Voting with Incognito mode (or the equiviliant) will allow you to vote more then once. He's down by a LOT and needs all the votes he can get.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Never called.||
The "Bush Push" is pretty much NEVER called.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Follow Up||
Because everyone likes a story with a happy ending!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Ohhhhh boy.||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||One thing's for certain||
Only one thing's for certain with football recruiting and Harbaugh...
|27 weeks 5 hours ago||Oh man!||
I can't see him getting caught from behind quite like Houma and Kerridge. So many possibilities with that kid!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Meh||
Have Jumpman. Don't care.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
This is the same person that was a coach of Higdon.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||48-14 Michigan||
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Mrs. Glasgow||
She da real MVP.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||*I H8||
I h8 8pm games. Get with the cool kids old man.
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||Lol||
|31 weeks 5 hours ago||Disagree||
It's a great city for a young professional. I've lived all over the US and am plenty happy staying in Atlanta for the forseeable future.
The woman are beautifull, there's tons of lakes within a couple hours drive to rent houses on for weekends, I can play golf basically year round, different areas of the city are completely unique from one another, resturants are the best of any city I've been in, there's ton of sporting events and concerts monthly.
The housing market is great and the cost of living is extremely low compared to other major cities I've lived. I was able to purchase a small condo in the middle of the city, in a fantastic area (avg house listing of $1.2 Mil) so there is no crime whatsoever near me.
huge mosquito problem - You've got us on that one. They suck.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||hallelujah||
Music to my ears.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||So PUMPED!||
|34 weeks 1 day ago||da, da, Da, da-da, Da, da-da,||
da, da, Da,
da-da, Da, da-da, Da,
da, da, da,
|34 weeks 3 days ago||OSU is going to be scared!||
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing new...||
Kids choose their college based on "ridiculous" factors all the time. What is important to one person could mean nothing to another.
While everything on this list would probably be less important than academics and cost to the average person, they all play a role in the overall package of a school. For kids that grow up in a world where "status symbols" are important, wearing the new Jordan's before they are released to the public could play a very big role. I mean, for athletes, the Nike/Jordan deal essentially dictates what clothes they will be wearing for the next 4 years.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Something like this...||
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Call to the parents...||
I really, really like the fact that Harbaugh made a call to the parents to talk it over with them. Seems like a smart move all around to make sure everybody involved (cause let's face it, these are still kids) is onboard.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||As someone with multiple ACL surgeries...||
This is correct.
From a previous post of mine...
> I've (unfortunately) been through 2 ACL surgeries, so I have quite a bit of knowledge on the subject. The first ACL replacement was a cadaver allograft, while the most recent one being a patellar autograft.
My surgeon, a lead orthopedic surgeon for an NFL team, chose to use a cadaver allograft the first time due to an almost similar recovery time and research at the time suggesting they held up as well as a patellar or hamstring autografts. However, that was about 4 years ago and after the wave of cadaver allograft use, more and more research is showing that there is a significantly higher retear rate with the allograft over either of the autografts. Last reports I've seen say that the retear rate of ~4% for autografts and ~ a 4 to 5 times higher rate with the allograft.
My surgeon (the orthopeadic surgeon for an NFL team) says that pretty much unanimously across the board of NFL player's - patellar or hamstring autografts are used now. Patellar is a bit more common though as there are generally less side effects with the harvested tissue. It's really just a preference of the surgeon.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Dam||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting.||
I'm not sure whether to be excited that AJ caught a 50-yard pass... or concerned that it was AJ who caught a 50-yard pass.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Ehhh...||
I can't think of another way to say this, but Manningham was just a silky smooth runner. Like he slid through coverages. I feel like Grant's tape is more of start, stop, precision type of player. Just my 2 cents.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Where?||
I've seen a post on about the cover of ESPN mag, but no mention about this specific article. Prove me wrong.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Getting Better (Good but not great)||
It's my understanding that we are continually getting better classes, but still not on the elite level.
Michigan has the name recognition in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic which is king for lacross - what we don't have is the historically good program at a varsity level. In time we'll get there.
|45 weeks 5 hours ago||Didn't know that.||
Kozen was exactly the type of recruitment that I was talking about in my question. Not so much a "shaddy" recruitment, but one where the player seemed to 2nd guess his choice over and over.
|45 weeks 9 hours ago||My personal favorite moment at a trial...||
|45 weeks 9 hours ago||Serious Question||
Has there ever been a player that had a "unique" recruitment (as in multiple commits/decommits) that has gone on to be a star player in college? I can't think of one and feel like most of the high profile players who go through lot's of "strange" happenings during recruitment end up just fizzling out.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||There are rumblings of a||
There are rumblings of a decommit happening on Twitter. A pay walked link from Sam and a bunch of responses to it. The players name in question is on a visit to Louisville and if I had to compare his name to a snack it would be Reese's peanut butter cups.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||The real story...||
Harbaugh found some old footage of Vicious Vic as a kid and simply had to offer him.
|46 weeks 3 hours ago||Magnus||
You don't sounds very high on him as a player.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||I cannot wait until Michigan||
I cannot wait until Michigan can simply impose their will on other teams. It's going to be gloriously fun to watch.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||What the hell?||
This is a sports blog, not a marketing center for Michigan Alumn's and their new businesses. Good luck to your buddy, but I hope to never see posts like this again.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Daelin Hayes||
I assume he was referring to Daelin Hayes based on his physical stature and athleticness.
|47 weeks 23 hours ago||Money, money, money...||
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Oh yisss... Commit party has started.||
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Yep, that's exactly what I do||
Yep, that's exactly what I do now - data analytics for retailers. And I feel like the field is still in infancy. Sort of lucked into this consulting niche, but it's worked out well and I feel with an IOE degree you can just go so many directions.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Went IOE and wouldn't change||
Went IOE and wouldn't change a thing. Most of my good friends in the major are at major consulting firms. I get to travel a bunch and am making over $100k at 25. Honestly, I'm very happy with how things worked out but had to just my ass and network like hell to get here. I just feel like IOE from michigan opens a lot of doors if you take advantage.
|48 weeks 8 hours ago||I honestly wish I had more of a unique name...||
I have just about one of the most basic guy names of the last 20 years, but wish it were more unique. Think about when you meet someone with a cool name (not an absurd one) - you instantly remember that person.
I feel like this could really be benificial throughout life - having poeple immediately remember you from a first introduction. Names like Fletcher, Cortland, Bo - all good in my book.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||According to Gary Battle,||
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong... but wasn't there a rumor that Bacardi's mouth has gotten him into some hot water before (specifically with Jaylen Brown)?
Maybe he should think twice and speak once from now on.
|49 weeks 2 hours ago||Wow...||
Today I learned - I'd get owned in a drawing contest with a 7 year old.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||In hindsight||
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Same.||
I read the headline as "Guy going to play quarterback at ND gets call from J(ohns) H(opkins) and switches to lacrosse."
And my first thought was - Good. To hell with Notre Dame.
|1 year 4 hours ago||Atlanta||
|1 year 6 days ago||Too good not to share again.||
|1 year 6 days ago||This explanation of events from another site had me in stitches.||
|1 year 1 week ago||To the OP, I really don't||
I just think that it would be a cool cultural clash and in no way meant this in a negative way. I grew up in the Mid Atlantic region, went to Michigan, and now live in the deep South. I just find the traditions and practices of each region to be cool in their own way. Imagine the Big House scattered with some southern girls in dresses and cowboy boots!
|1 year 1 week ago||In a perfect world, yes!||
I would love for our WRs to become great. But I would think that would be harder to do with a coaching carousel. Additionally, I feel like WR is one of those positions where a kid can just have "it" and you know that their skills will likely transition well to the college game. Think Treadwell, Speedy Noil, Diggs... all kids that you could tell would likely be very good in College.
|1 year 1 week ago||Almost definitely told to leave it out...||
There is no way that question get's asked and you forget about the "accused" rape incident. All politics asside, that would be an event that I would NEVER forget if I were a kid.
|1 year 1 week ago||I like Jedd||
I like Jedd and his brunt personality. Everything I've seen from interviews makes it seem likes he's a straight shooter. Now I have no idea how good of a coach he is, but he's had a lot of them even at the highest level.
I just wonder how long he is going to stay around. I would think that it has the potential to hurt WR recruiting, knowing that Jedd has never stayed in one place for too long. I seem to remember even Brian mentioning that this is likely a stepping stone for Jedd during the coaching interview. Because damn... we need some quality WRs to get on board.
|1 year 1 week ago||Agreed.||
DeMatha, Good Counsel, and (recently) Bullis are all strong prep schools that put out D1 prospects every year in MD. Nice to start a pipeline there.
EDIT: They are all very strong academic schools too. I knew kids from each who went on to Ivy's.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||aussie aussie aussie oy oy oy||
I would love to hear 110,000 people chear "aussie aussie aussie oy oy oy" when he punts at the Big House.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I'm fucking ashamed at some of these comments...||
Brady Hoke is a great man by all accounts, but was in over his head here at UofM. So he's taking a tour across the country and learning from a wide veriety of coaching philosiphies. Good for him.
It would have been just as easy for the man, who was fired from his DREAM JOB, to lay low for a while and not do anything to better himself. This constant making fun of OUR previous coach who's a true Michigan Man through and through needs to stop.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Two major things from this article..||
Wilkinson is the coach at Cocoa High School in Florida, a talent hotbed that includes Ohio State 2017 oral commitment Bruce Judson, a top-20 player in his class.
Dean had a second opinion from noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Wilkinson said Andrews' opinion was that Dean needed continued rehab on his knee and should be ready to resume full activities this summer.
I would assume this turns Bruce Judson off quite a bit. And sure looks like you're lying when arguably the best knee surgeon in the world says he should be good to go by summer.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||This could be 100% literal||
Had a friend in college get an MIP and Drunken Disorderly... this was his punishment. Unfortunately for him, he didn't have a car on campus either, so many times he had to ride his bike over somewhere near State Street (I believe) to get breathalyzed. Twice a day.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Serious Question -||
What makes you think he's under the radar? He apparently attends a monster FB school in AL. If anything I would think he has had plenty of exposure.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Yeah, It's funny.||
I kept thinking to myself here is a boulder of a man who isn't that fast but has good balance and is hard to take down... but then there were times he just outran some defenders down the stretch. I'm not really sure how to take this.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Actually...||
I believe this would be an even bigger recruiting coup as we were in on Jaylen very late in the process and he has risen up the rankings his senior year while McGary fell a bit during his.
But I get your point!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Works||
I didn't have any issues.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I blame Hoke. Seriously||
I blame Hoke. Seriously though, KJ wanted to commit at camp and Hole told him to hold off.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Serious Question...||
Is he getting paid more money and therefore able to put in more effort, or has he just gotten better? Cause I agree that this years edit's are on a whole other level.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I thought the same thing.||
I really hope that he had approval from the recruit before sending this letter. Otherwise, I am not a fan of this tactic at all. It definitely would have to be for the right person.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Maybe they'll be different stickers?||
Harbaugh seems to "travel the path less taken" so to speak... maybe the stickers will be different then the past? Just a though.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||100% Agree||
It really seems like Mattison is happy in his new role. I assume he knows he's getting older, has accomplished pretty much everything a defensive coach could ever want, and probably enjoys a bit more time to spend with family. I really like how things have played out with the staff.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Oh SHIT! Where'd the week go!?!||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||LOOK OUT!||
MileHighWolverine's jock-strap just dropped.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I understand why he stayed in AA...||
But damn, he sure sounds like a guy you'd want sitting in a recruit's living room, talking to the parents about academics and accountability.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Lighten up man...||
I don't think he meant his post in a negative way at all. Kovacs was a hell of a player, and an obvious choice to compare to; being a walk-on and all.
Football season (and wins) can't come soon enough so everyone's damn jimmies can stop being ruffled so easily.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Dibs...||
Dibs on calling Denver
|1 year 8 weeks ago||STOP!||
I'll take zero flips and ZERO torn ACLs this season thank you very much!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Wow...||
I never new that fact. Thanks for sharing - that's pretty unbelievable.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Not true at ALL||
It completely depends on the severity and the area of tear on the meniscus. I've (unfortunately) had multiple knee surgeries, but only had minor tears of the meniscus which were easily reparable. My orthopedic surgeon (an NFL team doctor) was emphatic that I was lucky with the meniscus as ACL’s can be replaced, but meniscuses can’t.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Injury at 1:24 in the Video?||
Was that snippet of him taking a low shot and limping at 1:24 in the video his season ending injury? Was that a clean (allowable) move on the WR?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||"Big Blue"...||
I hate this saying so much and cringe whenever I tell someone I went to Michigan and they say, " Go Big Blue".
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Southern culture?||
If I had to guess I'd say that the SEC (and southern culture) appeals to Michigan kids while still being close enough for families to visit for the weekend and games. Granted, it's a 7 hr drive from Mich, but it's more doable than say LSU or UGA .
Having only been to Tenn campus for the first time last year, it is really a fun college town, Tons (TONS) of cute girls in dresses, a finatic football culture, huge stadium, and just a very laid back feel.
Again, just a guess though.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I was thinking the opposite...||
I know Suh is a large man, which is why I was expecting him to tower over Harbaugh. He actually looks smaller than I was expecting in this picture.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||"After speaking with his||
EDIT: Removed my question as it's not important anymore.
Thank you for sharing the story and can't wait to see this kid carry tthe rock on Saturday's at the Big House. GO BLUE.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Wow||
This is a very telling statistic and is more lopsided then I had hoped.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Help||
Is there a place I can tune into Sam and listen online? Thank you.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The real question...||
Would he walk a 1000 miles
If he could
da duda duda da doo
(I'll see myself out)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I doubt it||
It may have not been "an ugly divorce" for you, but anytime a man is fired from his dream job there has to be some animosity and guilt. I truely feel bad for Hoke as a person and would more than understand if he takes some time away from the program.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thanks...||
Coffee literally shot out of my nose and onto my keyboard at work.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||S&C Couch is soooo important||
I agree this miss hurts bad. That staff position is right behind the HC and DC in terms of importance (I would argue not so much OC in our case).
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Probably||
Didn't they just lose their (very unhappy) DC and currently have a vacency there?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Just Started||
Jim's segment just started.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yeah...||
I was just thinking the same thing. I assume there is no sort of wavier he could receive if Mora were to leave? You'd have to feel for the kid if this were to happen.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||http://m.memegenerator.net/instance/57450145||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Swelling||
As @GoBlueInIowa mentioned, you have to wait for the swelling within the knee to go down before surgery. Typically 3-4 weeks is the sweet spot for surgery.
Here's to hoping that it was a clean ACL tear and that there are no issues with the meniscus or any other ligaments.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yep...||
I pretty much agree with everything you stated and think that's a pretty fair assessment. I think the UM WR group was greatly hindered by the QB play in general, but can't argue that statistically OSU WRs did better this year.
This doesn't mean that I like you.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yep...||
I pretty much agree with everything you stated and think that's a pretty fair assessment. I think the UM WR group was greatly hindered by the QB play in general, but can't argue that statistically OSU WRs did better this year.
This doesn't mean that I like you.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeahhhh Buddy!||
Glad to hear the good news, Ace. Keep the chin up man!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Year of the Jim's?||
Jim McElwain to Florida
Jim Tressel to Nebraska
and last but certainly not least...
Jim Harbaugh to Michigan
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I don't get it... Are they||
I don't get it... Are they only allowed to name captains that will be back next season? Otherwise, what's the point?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||This!||
I think that this is exactly what you want in a permanent AD. I don't pretend to know whether he really would be more qualified then some of the other permanent AD names thrown around here, but I like him.
You want an AD that will stand behind the curtain so to speak and let the coaches and teams represent the school in good light.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||BOOM!||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Compassion||
I hope this fanbase is mature enough to realize that a man just got fired from truly his dream job (albeit a warrented firing). I feel sad for Hoke, but happy as a Michigan fan.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Lol, same crappy stuff?||
Like score tons of touchtowns and set records?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Biomechanics and Rehab||
I too was told that a replacement ACL is physically as strong as, or stronger, than the original. The thing to keep in mind though is that an ACL tear has as much of an effect on surrounding muscles as it does the knee.
The general practice is to wait until the swelling of the knee has gone down before performing ACL surgery. This can (as it did in my 2 cases) take a few weeks. By that time the muscle atrophy can be visually seen and will only worsen after surgery. The Vastus Medals takes a huge hit from a torn ACL in the sense that generally the body compensates for the torn ACL by walking and functioning in a way that does not trigger this muscle. Because of this the outer thigh muscles take over... not a good situation when you are trying to prevent your knee from rotating inward during a planting motion.
My guess, though I'm by no means a doctor, is that the combination of a person’s bio composition and the lack of really rehabbing the leg muscles back to balance is the reason for a large portion of ACL retears. Some people are just function in a way that is more likely to tear the ACL.
An aside note - I could not believe the stupidity taking place at Clemson in the form of jeopardizing a young player’s career by playing him against South Carolina game with a torn ACL.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Oops! You found my mistake.||
I said "cadavor autograft" when I meant to say "cadavor allograft". Good catch.
autograft = tissue from one point to another of the same individual's body
allograft = tissue from one individual to another
|1 year 21 weeks ago||You do not want to use a cadaver allograft.||
I've (unfortunately) been through 2 ACL surgeries now, so I have quite a bit of knowledge on the subject. The first ACL replacement was a cadaver autograft, while the most recent one being a patellar autograft.
My surgeon, a lead orthopedic surgeon for an NFL team, chose to use a cadaver allograft the first time due to a quicker recovery and research at the time suggesting they held up as well as a patellar or hamstring autografts. However, that was about 4 years ago and after the wave of cadaver allograft use, more and more research is showing that there is a significantly higher retear rate with the allograft over either of the autografts. I believe that the retear rate of ~4% for autografts and ~ a 4 to 5 times higher rate with the allograft.
My surgeon says that pretty much unanimously across the NFL patellar or hamstring autografts are used now. Patellar is a bit more common though as there are generally less side effects with the harvested tissue. It's really just a preference of the surgeon.
EDIT: To answer the question about likelihood of a potential 3rd ACL tear- "the overall rate of another injury within 2 years to the ACL—on the same or the opposite knee—is six times greater among athletes who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery and return to sport than among those who have never had an ACL tear." – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
I asked my surgeon this very same question about 2 weeks ago and the answer I got was that with proper rehab (which I assume Drake will get) there is nothing structurally weaker about the autograft ACL. However, people almost always tear their ACL by performing a motion of the knee bending inwards with stress. Some people just have biomechanics which puts their body in this position more than others. This is actually the reason that ACL tears are anywhere from 2 to 10 (depending on the source) more common in girls than boys.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||As someone with multiple ACL tears...||
Those non-contact knee injuries just make me cringe. Hope it wasn't a tear for Drake as he's been by far the best RB this year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Deep 50/50 ball to Funchess||
About. DAMN. Time.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Agreed||
That was a great block, hands down great play, but the game only got this close due to other terrible calls.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Replay foul||
Glad the replay showed another missed foul...
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Terrible refs||
Haven't seen refs this bad since the championship game.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Meh|
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I guess this is good...||
Too much oversight could be bad though.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Artificial Turf||
I am convinced that artificial turf plays a large roll in the increase of ACL tears we see. I haven't done the reaserch to back it up, but I that has been my first hand experience.
I've played soccer at a high level for most of my life. I've played just about everyday from elementary school through college without an issue. I've now torn my ACL twice on turf within the last 3 years. Out of roughly a total of 15 soccer games played on turf in my life... I've torn my ACL twice.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Money.||
If he is pushed out instead of resigning then it comes with a fat check. Not a very smart question my man.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||This run by Green should alone remove him from #1 RB||
I really hope that Ty will not be performing like this next year...
|1 year 35 weeks ago||This should be it's own post.||
Someone become an OP and make this it's own post please. Losts of stuff to discuss.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Nice save.||
Almost as good as the all time best save...
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Me Too||
I have a copy of the Michigan Daily when this picture was the cover. It is curretly framed and hanging in my main room. Get compliments all the time :)
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Steve Elmer||
Steve Elmer is a guy I really wish UofM would have been able to keep in the state of Michigan.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Unofficial Stream?||
Unfortunately it is times like these where I wish I hadn't gone internet only from Comcast. Anyone have a link to an unofficial stream? I don't have an account to use ESPNgo. Thank and GO BLUE!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Not diminishing your recovery at all...||
As it takes an awful lot of dedication and hard work to get back to that kind of strength in 8 months - but running a half marathon is a lot different than playing a contact sport with constant cutting. The sheer force exerted on the ACL playing football with 250+ lb guys flying around is 1000% greater than running long distance. It's the sheer force that you really have to worry about with ACL.
Not sure how it was for you, but for me the box jump landings and balancing movements on the leg were much harder mentally and physically then the running.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||This.||
So much this. The mental aspect of ACL recovery is with out a doubt the hardest part. You body naturally learns to stop performing functions that will strongly effect the ACL and you won't even realize it. You will jump and land differently, run with a altered stride, and cut at a different angle. It is very, VERY hard to return back to normal from the mental aspect. I tore my ACL 2 years ago and still catch myself sometimes.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Please don't come back to bite us...||
Horford and Morgan really need to learn to just let the other guy take a bad shot and NOT FOUL throughout the game!
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Congrats to him!||
I'm curious as to why it has taken so long to offer?!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Just make sure to tailor expectations a bit...||
Can a new OC invigorate an offense, hell yes. Look at Auburn this year. Does Nuss showing up on campus automatically add 30 lbs to each of our (very, VERY young OL), hell no. It will take time to turn into a grinding offense, but it certainly seems to be going in the right direction.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Agreed...||
I believe I read somewhere on mgoblog before that his High School coach and Borges were very close. I hope that bad blood doesn't trickle down to Harris (if there is any). We can only speculate until we hear something.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I have been critical as well.||
This is great content. Reminds me of the old days. +1 sir!
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Serious Question||
Do we expect this to affect any of our commited recruits? (but YAY!!!)
|2 years 17 weeks ago||:(||
Me too buddy. The only redemption is that I didn't quite grasp how monumental a loss it was at the time.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I'm ready for some -||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Mobile Stream?||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I'm not really||
Concerned about my posts being hidden or missing out here because of this, my general point was that when the voting comes back it should be made apparent that you shouldn't down vote something just because you don't agree with the viewpoint. The point system should be used more so to hide the useless trash.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||However,||
The one thing to be careful about with neg's is that it can definitely lead to group thinking. I've seen plenty of valid counter arguments (respectful disagreements) that get completely hidden because the majority doesn't agree. The arguments are what make for great debates. Brian and Space Cowboy's back and forth views were great (although I still disagree with Brian completely calling him out, but hey - it's his site).
Neg's should only be used for personal attacks, useless replies, or harmful information posted.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Small request||
Placing the players numbers next to their names on the chart would REALLY help out users like myself who are not as familiar. Love the UFRs though.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||You've captured my thoughts perfectly.||
I could not have stated this better myself.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Don't make mGrowOld's||
Wife come beat you up. She's in really good shape!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Without a doubt...||
To me at least, that is the ideal offense. Not gimmicky but diverse as hell.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Stream?||
Anyone have a stream that would work on mobile?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Obviously my response isn't going to add much...||
but it's not a whole fucking new thread. That's the point. This whole thread you started was dumb - "Well I was right about my theory with kids talking to me, but I didn't listen to my theory this time around. I'll do better next time guys."
And you still haven't given your thoughts as to why he went quiet and chose Bama, which would have been a 100% better topic to discuss.
Edit: I'd like to say that I appreciate what BB does. And he has been right in the past (most of the time). This downward sipral of MGoBlog is sickening though and threads like this don't add anything. Look how many "appreciation" threads there are. Hell, there is an "appreciation of the Appreciation Appreciation thread) there.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||?||
So what's the point of this post? To say you were wrong but you'll not let your heart get in the way the next time? That's what I'm not getting? It adds nothing to the board.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Seriously...||
So BB created a post of "I knew it all along guys"? Awesome. Internet pat on the back. He could have least given us his honest opinion on why he went quiet.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yes||
This would be very helpful.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Personally,||
I took it as Brian feeling threatened. This whole post could have perfectly supported his views about putting players in positions to not suceed without naming SC.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I admire your dedication.||
Typing all of that on a DROID - impressive my man.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Does this seem||
Creepy as hell to anyone else? - "my family and I will see you when the team comes to So Cal."
|2 years 24 weeks ago||If you really are a mom...||
I feel so sad for your child's teachers.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||This board...||
has reached an all time low in the 7 years I've been following it. It really is just sad at this point.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Denard was just listed as #2 RB on Jags||
Thought it was worth sharing. I wonder if it will mean anything.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Something that would be really interesting...||
Would be if you could do follow up interviews with players once they have commited. Assuming that players are ok (i.e. you ask permission) I'd love to hear about why they specifically chose Michigan over other schools, or the opposite. I get the normal "good academics" and I get that sometimes it's something that can really be described, but... I'm sure sometimes it can be one thing.
For example: "After talking with Michigan Offeree X, I feel that he chose School X because it was too important for the players family to watch him play every Saturday in person".
"Player X said flat out that he thought Coach X at the other school spent more time with his players and prepares them better for the NFL".
Afterthoughts are something that I think people on this board would really enjoy.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Dumb Question||
But wouldn't Lewan be a super right tackle in this formation?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||This is our OL tenacity at the moment|
|2 years 32 weeks ago||If we are talking about admission to the University itself||
Then I would agree with you. Frats and sororities place MUCH more emphasis on social interaction and ones personality than they do GPA. There were plenty of very smart and rich kids who rushed my frat at UofM and were rejected because they were entitled, socially awkward, or strange.
These are individuals you will be living with and who you expect to become your best friends, not people who you are hiring to run a business.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Simple.||
Wine Her, Dine Her, 49er.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I'm amazed...||
I continue to be amazed at the quality of kids this coaching staff has managed to bring in. Mone is going to be a great ambassador of our school.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Could someone with enough points, please start a new thread?||
Recently came across this great article on Mone and the type of character he has. I can't wait to see what he can do on the field. Truly will be a Michigan Man.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Well played man...||
This made my afternoon. Luckily for us, I have to agree!
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Correct||
I didn't see this before my other post but I have heard the same thing. It sounds like he is Clemson's version of Frank Clark and expected to have serious playing time this year.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Incorrect on Jones||
Jone's is currently playing for Clemson and is expected to make a significant impact this year. Clemson message boards have been raving about him all summer similiar to what we've been hearing on Frank Clark.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||THIS!||
This card is great. The $50 is what you would pay for a Costco membership anyways (a must in my family). Last year I did quite a bit of traveling for work on the card and got $600 cash back. CASH! You just go to Costco and at the cashier you exchange your end of the year coupon for cash. Between Amex Costco and Amex Blue Perfered (6% cash back on groceries and 3% gas) you have likely over 50% of your yearly purchases at at least 2% cash back or higher between these cards (6% groceries, 3% gas, 2% resturants, 2% travel). I've done extensive research on this in case you can't tell :)
Never had a single issue with Amex either. The one time I went over my spending limit and realized it, they called me to let me know, and then RAISED my spending limit on the spot!
Edit: A nice little trick too - grocery stores have gift cards for everything. So if you know you are going to spend a certain amount somewhere, buy a giftcard at the grocery store. 6% cash back on EVERYTHING this way!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Shameless top plug...||
Magnus, I am dissapointed in you.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I like.||
This Robinson kid. He could be good!
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Hamstring ACL reconstruction||
Don't even consder this.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I guess that we are just||
I guess that we are just going to have to disagree. I know that there is literature out there stating that using ones own patella is better. There is also plenty of literature stating the opposite. I don’t mean to sound smug, but I was lucky enough to have family connections in the medical world and consulted multiple Professional Team Physicians before my surgery (NFL, MLS…). I was told pretty universally the same thing each time – using ones own patella used to be hands down what was considered the gold standard. Then about 15 years ago things started to shift and using Allograft (donated tissue)started to gain momentum. Fully recovery to 100% form takes a month or two longer, but in the end has almost exactly the same chance re-tearing.
Spero Karas was the MD who performed my surgery (http://www.sperokaras.com/).
I don’t think that you can go wrong with either one, but if I were an older man (I’m 23) I would definitely want the less invasive surgery and would go for the allograft.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Was in your shoes a year ago||
I'm 23 and tore my ACL playing soccer. It was a completely clean tear (kind of unusual) where nothing else was damaged at all (e.g. meniscus, MCL). Tear was from a noncontact, but instead an unlucky turn of the knee.
Get the surgery otherwise your knee will never be the same. ACL not only helps keep you knee aligned, but also provides cushion on impacts. Arthritis at an earlier age is very common in people who do not get the surgery. Also, get the surgery done by a doctor who has specialized in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Many professional sports team doctors also have a practice where they perform surgeries on ordinary guys like you and me (NFL docs are normally at the top of the list). You want the surgery done by someone who does a lot of them... hence the sports docs.
Patella vs Cadaver: there are benefits to both. Patella is the tried and true gold standard, but obviously is more painful as you are taking your own muscle. Cadaver takes a bit longer to heal (1-2 months) but also keeps your patella in tact. More and more pro athletes are going the cadaver route and there is no real evidence to state one is better than the other.
EDIT: As I was able to take an extra month to get back to sports, I chose the Cadaver route. I would do this again if I had the choice. My surgery was done by doctor of an NFL team and he said that it is almost 50/50 now in the NFL when choosing between patella and Cadaver.
Surgery: Do pre-op physical therapy. This is where I really skimped and it made it sooo much harder to recover. A week of muscle atrophy takes about a month to recover. Muscles right above the kneed and hamstrings are what take the hit. Trust me, you need to work these out before surgery!
Pain: Surgery sucks. No way around it. You will be basically handicapped entirely for a week (at least in my experience). You will need someone to help you do ordinary tasks. It hurts like hell and was the worst thing I've ever had to go through. But you get through it.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Look at my sarcastic response internet!||
I'm not sure why you would respond like that? This was rumoured a couple days ago, but only confirmed by Aurburn earlier today. And being that this will directly affect the (potentially) highest ranked recruit Michigan has gotten in the past 5-10 years... I'd say it's worth mentioning.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Hijacking this thread -||
Auburn just lost its running backs coach to the NFL. TomVH is reporting that Rich Bisaccia is officially gone.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||This needs to stop on mgoblog.||
People need to stop reposting every top sports story from Reddit.com to mgoblog. Just about every OT post I have seen here over the past few weeks has appeared within 5 hours of the exact same post appearing on Reddit.
I understand that some things are great, and should be shared with the mgoblog community... but not every sports link. Create your own content people! A plea from a long time mgoblog and reddit user. Thanks.
Edit: link to top (ORIGINAL) reddit post: http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/16lsyk/no_shot_required_goal/
|3 years 16 weeks ago||So you took a gamble...||
to save some money and it didn't pay off? Therefore your 'experience sucked'? I don't mean to sound rude, but that just sounds very childish. Your title should read - "Scalping tickets at the Outback Bowl sucked".
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Sorry for the late reply.||
Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. The original ending (with a ?) sort of suggested that there are beginning reports of his commitment.
Good link though. Thanks for the post.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Need a title change.||
Otherwise this will not end well.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||That rappin kid at the end...||
is just so damn annoying in every one of these videos.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Good week for Michigan and ESPN||
That's the second time this week a UofM Football article has made the front page. Certainly can't hurt our national exposure.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||but... But...||
the SEAL training!
|4 years 1 hour ago||Well...||
Let's hope that this was somewhat of a wakeup call (even if it wasn't really justified) for him in the sense that opportunities like playing for Michigan is not guaranteed. I bet he comes out with an invigorated drive to perform well this next season.
EDIT: By no means do I think he should have been in trouble, In fact it sounds like he showed very good control during the incedent. I just think he'll be happy to be back to playing football and may appreciate it more.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Sadly, I've had the experience twice||
Beside the exact location of the infection hurting like hell, the whole area around it also is very painful to touch and has a burning sensation. Also, the infection normally comes with a mid to high fever ( I think mine was roughly 102/103) and flu like simptions, which kind of sinusoidal until you get the proper medication. One hour I'd be fine, and then the next I'd have that high fever.
All I can say is when I had one on my hip, it hurt to even walk (and I was never hospitalized). I would imagine this to very likely have affected Denard's throwing.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||COME ON MAN...||
You say the same exact thing every time. Why even bother? It's getting old and moving to annoying.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Please!||
Can someone summarize this in a concise fashion.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Atlanta||
Official Alumn Bar is Chennye Grill in Buckhead. Just got new owners recently and is supposed to be real good.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||ATL Alumn bar||
The new Atlanta Alumni bar is Cheyyene Grill in Buckhead.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Welcome to the club! (just realized that horrible pun)||
Anyways, I would focus on teams if you are looking for good soccer. As mentioned above, la liga and the Premiership are arguably the 2 best leagues in the world. UEFA Champions League being the number 1 tournament in the world.
But more specifically, try and catch Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich... and then go from there. Those will be the best quality soccer games, but sometimes it's the lower level Premiership games that I really enjoy becuase the players just try so damn hard, where some of the more "premier players" tend to feel entitled to getting every call from the ref.
Oh, and I almost forgot about Footytube.com <- by far the best way to quickly see the highlights of recent top level games. Just wait a day or two after the actual game is played, and there is always a top quality highlight of the game with commentary and everything.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||TomVH has been gone for how long?||
And all hell has already broken loose...
Just messing around. The ever elusive back to back to back to back threadtastrophy had to be shared.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I actually saved that news paper||
And have it proudly displayed on my wall framed. Now if only I had thought to get Denard to sign it while I was still at school...
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Damn double post||
Well... here is a pic of the t-shirt I am wearing: