I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|3 days 5 hours ago||think uconn can get a kickstarter||
To hire narduzzi, and by kickstarter I mean large donation to UConn from Steven Ross.
As to the "beat the best" crowd, I didn't mind beating Bobby Williams, Lou tepper, ron Turner, Gerry dinardo, bob davie, or john l smith. Get over yourselves.
At this point Dantonio has proven to be a hell of a coach. I'm just hoping this is a urban meyer / dan mullen situation, where it takes a couple seasons for dantonio to figure out how to replace his top assistant.
|3 days 7 hours ago||straightening out||
Mxl is primarily run by Prof Jamie Cutler (Aero Dept, who's up for tenure this year!) and focuses on cubesat payloads primarily out of Aero. Its about 5-6 yrs old.
S3FL is mostly run out of AOSS with a focus on smallsat missions investigating electric propulsion systems and related technologies. S3FL gets advocacy from Prof's Brian Gilchrist (EECS & AOSS) and Alec Gallimore (Aero & AOSS & CoE Deans Office). S3FL officially has been around since the mid to late 90s, but hasn't flown as many missions as MXL, because they were focusing on non-cubesat missions. Lots of cross talk between faculty involved, students eh, not so much. S3FL got hurt a little by not going into cubesats right away and hitching to SPRL facilities and staff, which more and more have been shifted towards the climate change mafia in control of AOSS now.
Right now big decision is whether to transition S3FL with SPRL to a research cooperative that can take on classified research like Texas A&M, USC are doing, and leave MXL to Cutler's non-classified research.
|3 days 16 hours ago||unfortunately||
Isthereariotineastlansing.com is down....
|4 days 9 hours ago||danielson is a tool||
"I predict teams are going to copy the triple option from the shotgun "
Really? You mean like northern Illinois, Arizona,and any other number of spread running teams? Fucking asshat.
|4 days 9 hours ago||this is like||
Mizzou v Oklahoma circa 2005
|4 days 9 hours ago||gary moeller?||
|4 days 9 hours ago||this looks like a classic big12 game||
Both teams marching up and down, only defense being key turnovers.
|4 days 9 hours ago||its about in the 20s||
With a brutal wind.
Related note, anybody see ucf at smu had 1000 people total?
|4 days 10 hours ago||wow||
This game is sloppy. Oh I'm sorry Verne, "shows the sec toughness and parity"
|4 days 10 hours ago||that was a brutal||
Int by Franklin. Anybody check Vegas if he has money on this BC he straight missed about 4 key throws badly already.
|4 days 10 hours ago||question for gary||
Is the #spreadstilldead?
|5 days 13 hours ago||good for cano but||
I'm worried a little as a tigers fan. That move now frees up a lot of Yankees cash and cashmam has shown propensity to build good teams when not hamstrung by his own stupid Mega single player deals.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||i just watched the hockey clip||
And a warm tingly feeling all over. The announcers, the ass kicking of bg, the cheering of gassoff, the van ryn throwing the bg guys stick over the boards to the student section... this is why we need a time machine, marty.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||co-signed on old yost||
Was a student from 96-2002 and yeah starting about 2001 students started getting tix to be part of the experience vs being hockey fans first and foremost. The organic energy of making that midget shit goalie from western actually cry on ice, ortelling the ref he was wrong on the icing call because he had expanding ass pants didn't need a facebook page or organized group to make it happen. It just did because there were smart hockey fans there. I read an interesting piece the other day about how social media and the internet have decreased barriers but reduced the development of local communities since everyone's "so connected". I wonder if that's the case for hockey fandom at yost too. Pre-facebook, yost fans were a cult that you had to be initiated in via fire tinged battles against ron mason's skating goon circus. Now you just have to "like" something and dance so you get on youtube. Now get off my lawn.
Btw- bob gassoff is old yost fans bill brasky. "I once saw bob gassoff take his skate off during a game and disembowel a st cloud st mascot on the ice. True story."
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Appearing live on the video feed||
the Michigan Ladies' Ice Dancing team!
And now zamboni's are driving backwards across the ice. this is nuts.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Love the student announce team||
but I still miss "Back to You Guys" reporter from WCBN. .
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Confused||
"According to Dr. Jens Persson from the Swedish Wolverine Project,"....
and I was surprised to continue reading and see it was about the claws of wolverines, not Red's secret recruiting team in a safehouse in Stockholm trying to find the next Carl Hagelin. Oh well.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||wcbn...||
Back to you
|6 weeks 5 days ago||as a coworker||
Who is a BC grad is fond of saying, "it sucks to BU"
|7 weeks 4 days ago||wow.||
First two weekends of the season after we lost our top two 1st rd nhl defencemen, huge questions in goal, a suspended top scorer, and a loss to a canadian college team, and we have 3 quality wins and a tie over 2 top 5 teams with a backup goalie in net for one of them. Sounds like for this season, I picked the wrong time to give up sniffing glue.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||for those with direct tv||
Game against unh on Fri is on channel 623 (fcs)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||on a related note||
Wings down 1-0 to phx. 14:00 1st period
|8 weeks 6 days ago||ah wcbn....||
I tuned in to hear "back to you guys" guy. Alas, he is no longer part of the broadcast team.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||iwas expecting more fireworks||
And unicorn ms paint drawings, but they do have Parchesi on the lido deck, so that's cool.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||thisis what happens when you dont kill||
The commie bastards all at once. They go on a long march and only thehardiest ideologues survive, forming an ideologically pure enemy.
Or at least that's what I learned from reruns of fraggle rock on cbc.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||complaint for mgoshoe||
It still disappoints me that as a USAF member I can't play Annapolis. We let u sea slugs on our tracks. :)
|13 weeks 5 days ago||i can vouch for||
Unm and Eisenhower blue. Unm is a meticulously kept course in a notoriously arid locale. Eisenhower blue is basically mountain golf perfection. If u get a chance to play Eisenhower blue, stick around and play the silver. Shorter but more twisty.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||totally depends on your daughter||
As a hs recruiter for michigan, u want to make it awesome for HER so that she walks away with an impression that she wants to go there, not that dad wants her to go there so he can get football tix/play the golf course/visit the microbrews/etc. A couple things:
|24 weeks 5 days ago||northern michgan||
Inlaws have a big cottage between alpena and Rogers city. Lake access, good beer store in alpena (Jimmy's) and relaxation.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||sounds like your dad likes more mass friendly beer||
A good bridge into craft brewing with a michigan connection is sam adams cherry wheat. Made with michigan cherries (even in last years disaster of a cherry season, sammy adams still managed to buy enough cherries for their needs from a traverse city grower I know), its still relatively light in "beer flavor", has delicious cherry overtone, and is a great summer drinking beer. Plus with u being under 21, sam adams is pretty easy to find and your mom/older sister/uncle/aunt can easily ask for sam adams cherry wheat without getting confused.
Otherwise, find your local microbrewer and purchase an empty growler from them for your dad and tape a $20 to it so he can buy the beer for it. Plus he'll probably pass it on to u in some time :)
|29 weeks 2 days ago||for prototype pistons series||
Watch the 88 finals against la. Then watch the 89 championship video or if u can find it, just the cbs post-game mashup of the pistons winning their first title. Highlight clips set to the music of "the way you do the things you do". Last time network tv did a goood post title mashup with appropriate music that isn't. Pop song of the day.
Underrated player on those teams- budda edwards. His fade away turn around jumper was as unstoppable as kareem's skyhook. Shame no post up players in the nba have signature post moves anymore....
|32 weeks 6 hours ago||space systems engineering||
I work for DoD satellite engineering, so I read:
For career stuff, i always look at usajobs.gov and the job search engine on spacenews.com. if you are still a student, the best thing to do from my perspective as a recruiter for my company is to be available for a coop. That is the #1 thing to establish links into competitive industries like satellite engineering.
For a fun tech read, I like information dissemination (naval blog focused on military ship bldg / navy issues) and wired's danger room.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||the story of detroit pizza||
The style considered detroit pizza started at the original buddy's. After a while there were two brothers who wanted to expand the business. There was a disagreement and one bro took over the buddy's pizza and the other started loui's pizza in hazel park on dequidre s of 9 mile. The brother who stayed at buddys eventually sold out the franchise rights and after a while wasn't happy with the changes so he brought his version of the original buddys recipe to shields. Then in the 80s you had jets and little ceasars bring their deep dish sqaure to market. Thiks was relayed to me from my dad, rip, an old polack from hamtramck who loved his pizza. Btw- he still thought loui's was the best
|35 weeks 2 days ago||as an added bonus||
At the kings table location if mine or one of the two other teams with significant um alums on the team win our league title tonight, we'll be drinking from our stanley cup replica at the bar... nothing like celebrating a hoops natl title and broomball league title by drinking bells two hearted ale out of a 16-in tall hockey trophy
|35 weeks 2 days ago||dayton area with two parties||
Official umaa party @ bw3 in town & country center off stroop road.
Second party at kings table in beavercreek following end of midwest ohio broomball league playoffs approx 10p.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||double post||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Many stats are available||
But i'd go with:
"Suck it" w/ crotch chop
"Yes, but that's bc boeheim is a nazi"
"Scoreboard" even cutting them off mid-sentence
"Look u guys deserve to get fucked over after bernie fine, ok?"
|36 weeks 1 day ago||trouba was an enigma wrapped in a conundrum||
I thought he played like an nhl ready guy in the world juniors but on michigan I thought he played frustratingly meh. Flashes of brilliant skill and physical play were almost always followed by brain farting penalties or numbnuts turnovers in the defensive zone. I didn't think he was close in overall play to JMFJ or even a frosh Merrill. So, overall I'm not surprised he's leaving but I also think he could've used another yr of maturing like Johnson took advantage of.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||odds||
That belein cashes in with a happy gilmore like subway endorsement contract after the tourney run
|36 weeks 5 days ago||is this related||
To the unconfirmed but totally happened robot invasion \ destruction of north campus circa 1999?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||easy||
Detroit beer company then peoplemover from grand circus to the joe. Can also do chelis chili instead, but I prefer dbc.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||is there a way||
I can PayPal ferns $15 to send saban a #135 shirt?
|42 weeks 1 day ago||excellent post||
I've been saying this for a while and you hit the nail on the head wrt political influence on research spending. I work in the space industry and in all honesty, mikulski has been the sole reason umd and jhu have gotten such a huge chunk of space funding... umd's space program wouldn't exist without sen babs. Jhu's apl is essentially an ffrdc while maintaining univ status. If b1g were to get unc and uva, I would imagine wallops and goddard affiliated schools (re: umd and uva) would get money at the expense of marshall in huntsville and stennis in mississippi. Cic memberswith strong space programs like umich, penn st, and purdue will probably get the windfall in terms of increased funding to their state space grant consortiums by partnering with umd and uva.
And oh yeah, basketball and lacrosse would be pretty good too.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||every time i watch trouba this yr||
I compare how he played for usa at world juniors and how we plays for us and I keep thinking somewhere there's a kgb gulag with the real jacob trouba cooped up sean connery in the rock style, with the warden a russian grad from state. I just don't understand how he could be so dominant for usa and so irresponsible on the ice for michigan...
|44 weeks 3 days ago||livin the high life||
3 meat combo platter (ribs, Turkey, brisket) w/ Mac n chz, beans, coleslaw. From Ohio state fair BBQ champ hickory river BBQ.drinking my way the Sam Adams spring pack. Dessert: Sanders chocolate bumpy cake. Good day.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||livin the high life||
3 meat combo platter (ribs, Turkey, brisket) w/ Mac n chz, beans, coleslaw. From Ohio state fair BBQ champ hickory river BBQ.drinking my way the Sam Adams spring pack. Dessert: Sanders chocolate bumpy cake. Good day.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||if he runs fast||
At the combine and shows he can execute a cut block at a pro day he can easily catch on as a third down back a la Darren sproles or as a spread option back in san fran, philly, someplace else. Best case he's percy harvin, worse case he gets a chance to prove he's 2nd coming of mel gray.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||also one of||
The founding class of inductees at the American Polish sports hall of fame. A legend and gentleman if there ever was one
|48 weeks 1 day ago||This season has now gone shitastic||
tourney streak over, I would image Merrill AND Trouba gone after this year to the pros. If Red ever wanted motivation to go and reboot the program in terms of player types, recruiting, and assistant coaches, this is the year to do it. And to have this happen with Gibson f*n steal the show in Russia at the World Juniors, man, this hurts. But at least we've taken 2 out of 3 from MSU, amiright?
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Amazingly for as much as a rap that||
baseball gets as being not a physically demanding sport, the human body isn't built to do a lot of the basic movements/skills in baseball: pitching, catching, visually tracking a 100 mph spheroid 60 ft away from you and coordinating your entire body's muscle movements to attempt to contact it, etc.
Pitching injury stopped my first attempt at a baseball career (elbow damage), and then I switched to catcher and wrecked my knees.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||I drink corrected.||
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Now where do the other 3 dominos fall for football||
I imagine UConn to the ACC to replace MAryland is pretty obvious and on the way to happening. The wildcards are Cincy and SoFla. SoFla isn't ACC material in terms of academics or "bigness" and Cincy might fit the profile, but probably not. I would imagine SoFla to Conf USA and then Cincy to maybe the Big12??
|51 weeks 4 days ago||That's the thing||
If the BE7 can take the BE's basketball autobid with them as reported last night on ESPN, then all they have to get is 2-3 other Catholic city schools with a basketball focus and they're set in a conference with the same focus and general ethics for scholarships/recruiting/scheduling/etc. Add Dayton, Xavier, maybe Temple or St Joe's, and you can have the "Papist 10" (P1G)
I can make that joke, 'cause I'm Catholic.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting to me in SW Ohio||
is how Dayton and Xavier will react. Both are school the BE7 were targeting for a new conference, and with the reported ability for the BE7 to take the autobid with them, I would imagine UD and XU would sign up fast, ditching the A10 in the process.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Listen to a typical Finebaum show this week||
it would not suprise me one bit that auburn boosters would cooperate with the NCAA to get Chizik fired sans buyout even if it meant sanctions against the program. to an SEC school, sanctions are just a "down period" in the program and not a damning indictment of cultural rot at the university (see: Alabama in the "Shula years", Kentucky every other year, etc etc)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Polish Sports Hall of Famer||
All Kielbasa-ganders worldwide are praying for Iron Mike right now...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||One other aspect||
Maryland also has a strong political delegation and a lot of bureaucrats in the DC capitol region. If we all believe the B1G is more than an athletic conference (the research pooling, AAU membership preference), the addition of Maryland & rutgers gives the conference more clout in DC, and greedily for me, more access for B1G universities to Goddard Space Flight Center.
Athletically, it's a wash to me... these two schools aren't going t ochange the athletic dynamics in football or basketball that much except for giving Penn St a now natural set of rivals and probably forcing the conference to go geographic based divisions. this may be worth it in and of itsellf.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||they can by NCAA rules||
responding to Goblue1213 above....
But with the academy academic structure, he's SOL. USAFA doesn't have a 5th year program (the AF's grad school is at Wright-Patterson, not at the USAFA) unless he got a waiver from the commandant to postpone his graduation, but most cadets want to get their military careers going. There have been extremely limited 5th yr redshirts at the academies.. if that happens the cadet stays around for a 5th year in some weird post graduate status, but again this is VERY VERY rare.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||But PAAWWWWLLLLLL||
If you think that site was bad, stay away from Sirius Sat Radio Ch 91 between 3-7p this week. The 'Bam-ers are out in full force on the telephone to the patron saint of troll sports radio. I really want us to win just to hear the reaction from the callers next week that not only did they lose, but to a *GASP* Big Ten team.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||You will get it||
when you pry it from my cold dead fingers... and even then, getting to my crypt to retrieve it is going to be like that South American tomb in Raiders of the Lost Ark
|1 year 16 weeks ago||F||
1) there is no M flag on the moon (1st hand sources)
2) there is an odd rock formation that someday when resolution gets good enough on Lunar imagers or another manned mission lands there, will be undeniably recognized as a certain letter of the alphabet... (1st hand sources)
3) there have been multiple M flags on the moon & outer space, that have returned with the crewman that brought it there. I have one of the orbiting flags from a mission I was involved with.
4) there is at least one classified satellite project I'm aware of that has a block M etched in the 6061 aluminum interior electronics box surface. Not telling which one or who did it. (cousin of my jeweler's niece who knew Sammy Davis Jr's hairstylist)
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Not the only Wolverine in C-Bus||
this week I'll begin teaching at Ohio as a part time lecturer. AAE 4517, Space systems Design. I'll be Scott Lab on Tu & Th nights if anyone wants to provide protective services...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||If Merrill is the good Merrill||
then I think his potential offensive spark from the blueline will help offset the Brown loss tremendously.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||how much u charge?||
Great interview... in all seriousness my broomball team needs new jerseys for next yr's natl championship tournament. Dayton Frozen Ferrets. Montreal anadiens color scheme. Michigan alumns on my team. Go.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Not a bad move||
Considering Chicago has the most non-homestate alumni for Michigan, MSU, Wisconsin (and I bet Minnesota & Penn St aren't far behind), Detroit and Minneapolis are kind of bookends for the non-home state alumni in terms of reasonable travel. Plus Twin Cities and Detroit actually know how to host a winter sports event, so I would imagine the "event" portion of the tournament will be well taken care of. I give it a tentative thumbs up. Until Michigan gets screwed in the championship game, at which point I'll complain about bitter former WCHA or CCHA refs. Chicago would have been ideal geographically, but you gotta make sure you sell tickets, so you have to make sure you have the event in a city with multiple large alumni bases. Twin Cities and Detroit both fit the bill.
If the CCHA had survived, I would have wondered where they would tourney at (Grand Rapids?), but with the new WCHA, have they announced a location? I would imagine either Twin Cities or some other location in Minnesota.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||This is the holy grail of M video clips||
I have a still photo of the aftermath that my friend took on her camera framed on my work desk. It's of the melee with O'Malley pinning the mascot up against the glass and trying to pull the jersey over his head. I remember thinking as soon as I saw OMalley sprint skate over that this was going to be a real life "SlapShot" moment. That was the year after Bob Gassoff graduated... my friend and I just looked at each other said how much more awesome that would have been had Gassoff been on the team. We both agreed he would have taken his skate off and tried to gut the mascot with a rusty blade.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If you want to hear what it was like that weekend||
I just happened to bring a portable tape recorder with me that weekend as my last weekend at Yost as a student. I was a 6th year season ticket holder weeks away from finishing my master's, I was single as my long time girlfriend broke up with me earlier that semester and my "hockey family" was all I had at that time. So I brought the tape recorder into Yost that weekend and ended up making tracks of the chanting that happened during the UM/SCSU and UM / Denver games. Listen to the crowd still going nuts after the goal name announcements.
That weekend was a reaffirming experience. I was for my last two years at Yost one of the main chant leaders. I literally almost passed out during the "Dubleiwicz, Sieve" chant as held the last one for wayyyy too long. I remember getting the death glare of all death glares from Wade D's mom b/c I pronounced his name wrong. It was glorious.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Andddd||
no matter what tomorrow, we have our #1 seed. Woo friggin hoo.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Andddd||
no matter what tomorrow, we have our #1 seed. Woo friggin hoo.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Funny||
Commercial on Fox Sports Indiana between periods is for Columbus Crew. Apparently their motto for this year is "Dare to be Massive". Didn't know Mr Plow played soccer.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||BG goalie||
is playing out of his friggin mind. Karma's gotta end for him soon.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||So with Minny losing||
pretty much if we win tonight no matter what, we get a #1 seed right?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||PS||
Hunwick is Tiny Hasek.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||FYI||
If anyone's looking for the gameon DirecTV and are not in the Detroit area, it's also on Fox Sports Indiana alternate (Ch 661-1). I'm getting it in Dayton OH and figure people in IN, and maybe the Chi-town area would get that channel as well.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I think||
bottom expectation is a 4 seed with a bad loss today, high expectation is a favorable 2 seed with a B1G tourney championship (expecially if wins over OSU and MSU), realistic is a lower 3 seed after either a loss to OSU in the semis or MSU in the finals. B1G isn't getting a 1 seed unless Kansas and / or UNC stumbles and OSU steamrolls through the tourney (which would be wins over Purdue, us, and Mich St.. pretty good close out ot the year).
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Re; 6-6 bowl teams||
don't mind the 6-6 teams playing after the season... I think like Brian that if the NCAA licensing board (even though the bowl games aren't "NCAA games", they still have to get licensed or sanctioned or what not by the NCAA) eliminated the ticket guarantees, there would be no problem since a lot of these bloodsucker bowls exist solely b/c the force the schools to buy enough tickets to cover the cost of colored blazers and golf junkets for the EXCOM. More radically, I'd just like to see the NCAA grow some balls and say that all football bowl games have to be completed by the start of winter term for the schools involved. That way you get all the bowl games crammed in the two week period starting 1 wk before Christmas and 1 week after with a couple days after Jan 1 thrown in for the MythNCG.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I'm going to use my Sherlockian powers||
of deduction and say that the Children of Yost'ers raised enough money to get the custom "Head of Yost" flag made... it may be debuted tonight. (which is a shame since tonight's game won't be on TV)
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Um no.||
After the way the Ath dept freaked out about 3&O, the only journalist following Hoke around would be a feature writer for Hot Dog Afficianado Weekly. Good magazine, check out the expose on "Chicago style dogs... is the celery salt really necessary"
|1 year 48 weeks ago||The biggest thing I root for||
is for the Bronco's to win with this unconventiial offense. NFL coordinators are as a whole the most uncreative and inflexible grop of supposed smart guys in professional sports. As a longtime Lions fan, I miss the days of the run and shoot tearing up NFL defenses. There are so many good college players, especially QB's, that if an NFL team actually built a offensive concept around him instead of trying to force the guy into an offense that they can't run, they's have success. That's why I love what the Broncos are doing. Tebow won a shitload of games in college and was a successful player and the Broncos' OC should be given as much credit as Tebow in just accepting tebow's limitations and trying to play to his strengths. I rooting for Tebow not for Tebow, but for the Cliff Kingsbury's, Timmy Chang's, Joe Hamilton's, and Doug Flutie's of the world as well, who tebow's success is a surrogate for.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||By definition||
Broncos are a playoff winner, so yes, they're a contender for teh AFC, especially since NE's defense is suspect. I don't think they'd beat GB or NO, but hey, i with their defense, Denver could definately make it to the Super Bowl. Thing is, Tebow played well and that pass in OT was picture perfect read and throw. He makes a couple of those against NE's defense and NE's OL doesn't hold up to Denver's blitzing, Denver could pull off another upset.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||pray mgoblog nation||
That wasnt post concussion nausea by tiny jeebus.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||ahh mongolia||
Crex is my muse.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Isn't part of Jalen's||
Explanation always been that Ed Martin wasn't a booster for um, more of a Detroit godfather (ntgf) type? I agree also that a lot think maybe was the one actually getting the money and then using chris's NBA accounts to wash it after.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||And the long national nightmare continues...||
the Lions still have not had a ProBowl QB since Greg Landry. I would imagine that if one of the three drops out (Rogers / Brees in the Super Bowl?) then Stafford will be under consideration with Alex Smith for a replacement pick.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||second second||
I wanted to hear the words "scholarship reduction", "bowl ban", & "show cause" in the penalties. I did so color me satisfied from a minimal justice served, but i still feel underwhelmed. If any consolation though, columbus radio is a fire with calld for gee & smith's head, and finebaum's show is livid that they got off lite. I guess truth is in middle of that spectrum.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||He ain't Kent Dorfman||
He's a legacy, a talent, and he'll be in.
Question to ponder though as we consider upcoming running backs.... if we recruited 2012 RB Barry Sanders Jr and Fred Jackson had to comment on him, would the fabric of space time be forever damaged since Fred would have to only compare him to Barry Sanders?
|2 years 4 hours ago||Question for JUB||
(1) With Bacon's access to the players (see: Mike Martin's party), did any of them express distrust in GERG or even RR's meddling in the defense at the tail end of Shafer? I'm thinking more the Brandon Graham / Donovan Warren types who may have had enough experience to realize, holy shit is this thing not working and why do they keep putting us in positions to fuck up? the whole RVB saga this year about the back and forth with the coaches on how to change the defense and giving responsibility to RVB to make line calls and such strike me as something a coaching staff with a Brandon Graham would have trusted him to do...
(2) What really happened with Tate Forcier? Did his supposed hippie-ing up start in the middle of the '09 season after his success started to get to his head? JUB only hints at the Tate issues in between the 09-10 seasons. Did JUB have access to the players during the lengendary summer '10 workouts where Denard leapfrogged Tate and gained the confidence of the whole team seemingly?
(3) Echoing questions above.. not so concerned about the firings per se, but what went on with the *hiring* of the DC's Shafer and GERG? Was RR caught so off guard by not getting Casteel in Year 1 and having to find a scape goat for Year 2 that he bad two such poor hires in a row? If so, that speaks volumes to his weaknesses as a head coach, and probably more so that he got lucky with Casteel.... If you believe this line of thinking, it could be that RR was and is much more Hal Mumme / Norv Turner than Mike Leach / Nick Saban.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Career: Tebow||
It's the Barry Sanders v. Herschel Walker argument.
Personally, I'll take Tebow for a college game if I have to win one college game.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Point taken||
Since it's not clearly defined, I'm wondering what's going to happen... I have to think that the Sugar would do all in their power to get a SEC team in there if 2 SEC teams get in the NCG (see: T Pryor suspension, last year's Sugar Bowl). If that doesn't happen, then Michigan v. Oklahoma, Clemson, Stanford in teh SUgar.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||maybe sandusky's legal counsel||
Is from the same firm that allowed harvey updike to call paul finebaums show at least 3 times from when he admitted he poisoned the toomer corner trees.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||i heard||
Ray's mom Marie made that trophy. Frank is still trying to remember what that reminds him of...
|2 years 5 weeks ago||FYI- Donuts in Dayton OH||
If you're driving down I-75 into Dayton and need a donut fix any time of day, hit Jim's Donut Shop in Vandalia off of Exit 63, US Rt 40 (also on the way to/from the Dayton airport). Open 24 hrs, 7 days a week. Old school donut shop. And apple fritters the size of a steering wheel- on a Mack truck.
Just a helpful nugget from your exiled brother. It's on the way to Columbus if you go the I-75 to I-70 route.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Pete Worden is still alive and kicking||
he's the head of NASA Ames and has basically become NASA's go-to-guy for small satellite development. He was Gen Lord's right hand guy at AF Space Command for quirky and spooky space stuff... there's a lot of really important capability that we have now that Worden was directly responsible for.
Funny story about Worden. When he was pushing for the AF to worry about small satellites from foreign nations, he tried to prove his point by making a picosat in his garage in C-Springs then bicycling it out to Vandenberg. And yes, the pilot mafia in the AFwas NOT a fan of Pete Worden.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I would agree||
a top 14 BCS finish for Michigan to me means likely winning out the regular season. If we lose 1 more game though, i think we may drop precipitously (sp?) in voter minds. Also, never underestimate Big Ten carnage... We still could have a conference winner with 2 conference losses and a runner up with 3... I think an undefeated Houston may trump that.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||i thought for a moment||
Somehow we found a loophole during the lockout and one time michigan lean kevin garnett was going to visit, commit, and play hoops for this season. Oh well, back to the salt mines
|2 years 7 weeks ago||just make sure||
You get the correct lettering. Real wings jerseys have the letters all vertical with jusr the angle of the nameplate baseline arcing. Look at the difference between tigers jerseys and red wings jerseys to tell the difference.
And you can't go wrong with Gordie. Or harold snepts.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Al Borges can call plays||
from a boat, in a moat, with a fox, in a box. In the air, over there, Al Borges can call plays anywhere he fucking wants. I love the fact that for the first time in probably 15 years we have an OC who put his ego in a closet and actually is building an offense AROUND HIS BEST PLAYERS.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Been there, had thathappen||
see my signature. For the first time in my life, I can say I have something in common with Texas A&M.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||One other point||
This DOES NOT affect alumni ticket package offerings. I double checked with the alumni association and Athletic depart and both confirmed that alumni ticket packages (the buy an EMU, get a ND tix deal) will still be offered. This letter is only about season ticket package waitlists and the early game package buy in for people on the new waitlist. So if you're scoring at home, the order for ticket availability is:
1. Paid and existing season ticket holders for full season tickets
2. Student season ticket holders
3. 2-4 game packages for paid waitlist members
4. Single game packages for paid waitlist members
5. Alumni association ticket offers (single game & packages)
6. General public single games
Bottom line: If you don't want to pay for your name on the season ticket waitlist per the new policy, you can still get tickets through your alumni association offer in the late spring or waiting for general public single game tickets. Or pay over face value on stubhub / ebay / etc.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Re: trick plays||
the 2 QB set was the perfect example. The first time, they ran the obvious lay (Denard run out of that on an option). Second time, they run with Denard again but do the throw back pass. Third time they run a perfect naked bootleg out of it. So now if you're a D-coord from another team, you can't jsut look for the formation and then try to follow Denard. That will get you killed if you lose contain on Devin.
Thing is, this wasn't even a "trick play"... it was basically a triple option Navy/Air Force style set where the wing back was also a throwing threat. If Borges adds some other wrinkles like a TE seam route off play action, or put Denard in motion with Devin running an option, that's a set that will make "play cover-2 and hope they run right at you" DC's like at Iowa crap their pants.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||OSU's season is||
reminding me more and more of "The Program"... next week the starting MLB will say "I guess we have to score points too" before getting his knee viciously torn up.
But for the Buckeyes, Joe Kane ain't coming back mid season, and Jimmy Caan ain't mannig the sidelines... wait so I guess it isn't very much like the movie.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||2 other cincy factors||
First cincy as a city has a large presence from GE aircraft engines and proctor and gamble... they've got the industrial chops to add real research money to cincy the school. Also, wright patt air force base in dayton recruits cincy hard and since brac is bringing more research jobs to wpafb, UC with UD and Wright St are going to benefit.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Paging Jack Swarbrick||
your earthquake in college athletics in is room 2. Jim Delany has sent a fruit basket.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||If you don't have a dish||
and its a BigTen Network / ESPN game, then you're going to have to go for the over-the-web option... one way to do this:
- Have a laptop with a 3G / 4G phone service internet connection through your phone or mobile hotspot, find a stream of the game, then connect your laptop to the TV with the S-video / HDMI / VGA cable. If you have or a friend has a slingbox, this is probably easier and more reliable than trying to find a random stream on a sketchy website.
If the game is on ABC, you'll be able to pick it up just fine on a digital TV with an over the air antenna. You can pick up one of those power converters from Radio Shack / AutoZone that converts your cigarette lighter in your car to a AC outlet.. you jsut have to know how many watts your TV pulls and know hte max output of the adapter so that you don't blow either one out.
Otherwise, just tailgate before hand, and when you're ready to focus on the game, walk to a campus bar... if you're east of State St by Yost / field Hockey field, then head to one of the bars at corner of State & Packard. If you're at the Golf Course or west of the stadium, walk up Main St to one of the bars.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||seconded||
The draw sound line is my fav too. I imagine that this is what grantland rice would write like were he alive today. Mitch albom, you are no johnny./p>
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Never mind the record||
Fister is a Sabre-metrician's wet dream. The guy has all the the advanced stats in his favor, had the worst run support in the majors in Seattle, and now he's got a team that has offense to bring to his back (tonight not withstanding). The Tigers may have gotten a steal in getting this guy. He's not going to be Greg Maddux, but I think he's the dependable #3 starter the Tigers have been looking for since Bonderman washed out.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Thank You||
God willing, my 2 yr old will be sporting the "Space Bitches Space" t-shirt at Daddy's booth while he recruits during the CoE career fair at end of September...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Agreed||
IIRC, Welborne was so highly regarded most were considering him a 1st-3rd round pick in the NFL draft the following spring before the knee injury. This was spectacular at the time considering Michigan didn't put a huge number of high draft picks in the NFL during this era. Tripp was caught in the era before the Dr James Andrews revolution in ACL injury surgery/rehab so the knee innjury was basically the end of his career. He played one season with Minnesota although i think I remember him playing for the Detroit Drive or a season in NFL Europe?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Still waiting||
for my "space bitches space" in a toddler size....
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Re: "What does Bobby Lowder..."||
...have on them, other than a track record?"
Less morals, ethics. Lack of a soul.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Please please please||
uncover photos of Pryor doing lines of blow off a hooker in a sweatervest..... I know it has nothing to do with the Miami connection, but still, it'd be sweet.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Proof positive||
nothing cleans a mess like fire.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||And did you see||
SVP actually read the U story on Sportscenter? It was like he was reading a script in Soviet Russia on Pravda TV that if he said anything hat wasn't on the teleprompter he was going to be shot, sent to Siberia (i.e. ESPNNews), or mauled by a rapid ferret. Or all three.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I am not a Miami fan||
and I have hated Da U since I could remember watching college football. After reading that article, I feel like *I* need a shower right now. That's some serious shudder in the fetal position reading.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||If you play Eagle Crest||
don't bring your driver :)
The course continuously forces you to hit iron or fairway wood off the tee and is not forgiving / conducive for guys who like to actually use their $400 driver. Good course, but I like a course that demands some length off the box on more than half the holes. See Detnews.com's write up on it from a couple weeks ago if you want second hand verification.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I like Lake Forest, but it seems||
almost schizophrenic to me... is it a lake course or an "up north" forest course? Does it favor tight fairways or wide open looks? Yes the course was in good condition, but it just seemed like to me the course had two designers and I like a course that has a single underlying theme / strategy to its layout.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||If you haven't played||
Leslie Park on the north side of Ann Arbor, it's a gem. Rated top public course in Michigan by Golf Digest in 2009/10. Layout is fun, good challenging course. Tee times are a bit tricky, but if you can get on, it's the bee's knees.
Otherwise i'd reccommend Oakland University if you don't mind driving out to Rochester Hills. The regular OU course (Katke-Cousins) is a tournament grade typical Michigan forest track, and the newer course (R&S Sharf) is a links style that's pretty well thought of. I've played both a number of times and really like Katke. Playing on a Friday you should be able to get decent tee times, and the fees may be a little cheaper.
If you want to stay in the Ann Arbor area, I'd also reccommend Stonebridge GC just south of the Ann Arbor airport. Track winds through a housing community, but its challenging (#1 is a 428 yd par-4 beauty with a little elevation and a creek guarding approach shots), they have online specials, and the course is generally well maintained. Also they have yardage books on the carts which is always a nice touch.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Agreed||
the SEC is driven by football primarily (not academics, or well rounded athletic programs). The only ACC school that fits the bill is Florida State really. If the SEC wanted to make a splash with a non-football school, they'd try (but not succeed) to get UNC & Duke to instantly raise the profile of the SEC as a basketball conference (think Kentucky, UNC, & Duke in the same hoops conference would be like having Michigan, Ohio St, and Notre Dame in the same football conference). Plus without going to 16 teams, and not wanting to split up traditional rivals which the conference voting blocks are based on (Bama-Auburn, Tenn-Vandy, OleMiss-MissSt), you're looking at an eastern school to go with TAMU so as to put one in the SEC East and one in the SEC West.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I don't think OU is a option||
their academic profile is just not up to par with the rest of the B1G. Mizzou is more in line and with a 'CIC bump' would get into the range of other B1G schools. Pitt, Syracuse, ND, Maryland, Rutgers, or UVa & VT in a package deal are probably more in line with B1G culture and desires for market expansion.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||B1G Conspiracy theory: re 9 conference games||
16 teams in 4 divisions
Play everyone in your own division (3 games)
Play two out of four teams in every other division (2 * 3 div = 6 games)
9 game schedule, everybody plays everybody else at least twice in four years (home & away) with a rotating schedule.
Add a team west of Illinois (Mizzou?), add two eastern teams (Pitt, Maryland?), and a team that thinks they're an east coast school (ND? Syracuse?).. you get 4, 4 team divisions with major rivalries maintained.
Breaking news: Jim Delaney seen purchasing a white cat and a monocle....
|2 years 16 weeks ago||beg to differ||
Heard a number of Texas politicos on Rivals radion Sirius yesterday talking with Mike Leach during his show and the basic stance down there is that the whole "Texas legislature won't let Texas A&M leave" meme is a bunch of hooey since most TAMU alums are Ok with this, Houston would likely be invited to fill that void in the Big 12, and if the Big 12 really wants to reconsitute, they could invite more of the Texas schools currently in Conf USA (SMU, UTEP, Rice) to beef up the Big12 numbers wise without UTexas losing a dime. The only real political lever the Tex Leg has is restricting TAMU access to the oil field land grant fund that is already disproportionately weighted toward UTexas, and that, to most of the polticos that called in, would be political suicide for any legislator that tried to introduce that.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Don't forget||
A^2 is also buying / mandating the "green belt" to surround the city... I'm sure that's being done for free out of the goodness of people's hearts.
Actually, I'm OK with the University to pay for services rendered during "non-normal" conditions, i.e. Football Saturdays, Graduation, etc. If they wanted U of M to pay an additional fee for stop signs and traffic lights on campus for 365 every year, then I'd have an issue. If I was U of M, I'd agree but request (demand?) an accounting for every dollar spent.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Re: "We can just eminent domain up"||
When did we become Texas Tech?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||5th Sanford, Bursley, 96-97||
Got a room exchange to a single at Bursley from a multi-room at South Quad before I even moved in. Ended up being the room right across from the restrooms / showers. Nice thing is it was a co-ed hall and I always had my door open and coffee brewed in the morning for the ladies when they came. Too bad I was too much of a dork then to know how to "close the deal" as they say. Move in day was fun though as I had some upperclassmen there to help me put up my loft, and our hall instantly became friends. The group trips to Cottage Inn in the winter on Sunday nights were fun. Since I lived in a "nerd hall" (according to my Central campus friends) that just happened to have a group of 5-6 good looking females living on my hall, for the re-release of Star Wars into the theatres in early 1997, all the girls dressed as "slutty Star Wars chicks" for us going to the movie together. After that night I understood why I got all tingly as a youngster seeing Princess Leia in the barge bikini scene. Good times, good times.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||This is why Borges is such a boom/bust proposition||
with Denard, NO ONE is going to completely abandon being his shadow on any bootleg, but that means either hugely open slot receiver / TE just behind that LB shadow, or Denard 1 on 1 against a LB that the opposition coach "thinks" is fast enough to shadow Denard. One juke its "Hello Heisman!". If Borges utilizes this bootleg set correctly, AND Denard can consistently hit a 5--10 yd crossing pattern on the run, its GOLD JERRY, GOLD.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Dark horse in Super conference talk||
Don't forget that Conf USA is still out there, has some legit Div I schools including schools in the deep south football states of Florida & Lousiana (Cent Fla & Tulane) and Texas (including Houston, & SMU). I could see Conf USA prostituting themselves to the remaining Big XII schools even if UT leaves so that OU, OkSt, Kan, KSt grabs the Conf USA schools under the "Big XII" banner, keeps their auto-bid in the BCS (which would likely form the basis of autobids in a national playoff down the road), and actually set themselves up as a damn good basketball conference (think Kansas, OU, Memphis as a top tier with a second tier of Houston, OkSt, KSt, Tulane-- not half bad) that would probably get 3-6 bids each year.
At the end of the day, you'd have 5 superconferences:
ACC/Big East merger
in a 12 team playoff, that allows for 7 at-large bids (enough for 1 additional each for the superconferences and 2 throwaways to your BYU / ND / Mtn West / MAC / Sun Belt 1-yr wonders)
|2 years 17 weeks ago||VT and NC St are interesting||
Both would actually bring up the academic rep of the SEC, are second fiddles to other schools in their state (or in the case of NC St, 3rd). Texas Tech would be a nice counter with TAMU since the SEC could then move Alabama and Auburn to the SEC East (but we'd miss those Tuberville wars between TT and Auburn /s). Figure TAMU & TT to the SEC you'd get:
Florida, S Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama
Ole Miss, Miss St, LSU, Arkansas, Vandy, TAMU, TT
The official designation of "meat grinder" would shift from today's SEC West to tomorrow's SEC East.
Alternatively, scratch TT for one of the VT/NCSt teams and you'd get:
SEC East: Florida, SCar, Georgia, Kentucky, Tenn, Vandy, VT/NCSt
SEC West: OleMiss, Miss St, LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, TAMU
A litle more balanced, traditional rivalries are maintained (Vandy-Tenn, Bama-LSU) and TAMU picks up instant rival in Arkansas and VT/NCSt gets to scrap with Kentucky or SCar. Probably a better fit than the TAMU/TT combo deal.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Two thoughts||
1) Private schools with excellent undergrad academics but not much grad school academics (see: ND & BC) are going to get nailed with this metric. I would happily welcome BC in the BT if came to that, their ACADEMICS are right in line with us, but their RESEARCH is not. Their athletic programs are wide ranging and would be a hell of an addition in Basketball and ice hockey.
2) the most logical schools for us if you consider that the Big Ten's core "identity" if you will is that of large public research universities would be North Carolina and Virginia. Next on the list would fro mmy perspective would be Pitt and Missouri. If we go to 16 teams, we're going to need some Eastern reach so that Penn St has some rivals, since 16 teams likely means 4 divisions with a 3 in division / 2 out of division format for 9 games total. See below:
ERIE / APPALACHIAN Division: Penn St, Pitt, Eastern 1, Eastern 2
GREAT INDUSTRY Division: Michigan, Mich St, Northwestern, Ohio St
GREAT WOODS Division: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue
HEARTLAND: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Mizzou?
Eastern1 could be cherry picked Big East / ACC team (Rutgers/Syracuse/UVa), and Eastern2 could be Notre Dame (hell they think they're an East Coast team anyway). Great Woods preserves Minny/Wiscy rivalry and Indiana/Purdue grouping. Heartland keeps Nebraska/Iowa together, adds in Mizzou with standing rivalry with Neb and unspoken rivalry with Illinois.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Commence panic||
Begin recalculation of what our APR would be if Tate hadn't flunked out....
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Rumor's been picking up steam||
Feinbaum's radio show has had some reputable SEC reporters parroting this the past month... sounds like A&M is hedging its bets two fold:
1) realisation that UT's new TV deal is going to leave the rest of the Big12 behind
2) that TV deal may allow UT to break off and go independent, leaving the Big 12 in a heap of hurt
A&M's potential move would put it in position now to be valuable to the SEC by allowing a SEC presence in revenue rich Texas, provide another natural rival for Arkansas, and pave the way for Oklahoma to come the SEC on the SEC's terms if the Big 12 does indeed break up.
As to the odd number of SEC teams if A&M joins, adjoining rumor on SEC boards is that A&M would come as a package deal with one of the other state of Texas teams like Baylor or Texas Tech to appease the Texas legislature. You then would have probably Alabama and Auburn shift to the SEC East.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Need to back off Penny||
He's not a Cy Young candidate anymore like he was whenhe came up with Florida... he's a 5-7 inning veteran who will give up 3-5 runs... in other words, 85-90% of the time he gives your team a chance to win. I'll take that in a 4 or 5 starter. In today's game you need a dominant ace starter who gets around 20 wins, a 2 & 3 slot starter combo that will win 30+ games between the two fof them, and a 4 & 5 starter with a .500-ish record with around 10 -12 wins each. You get that, you then need 10-20 wins from your collective bullpen. That's a formula to make you a consistent playoff contender in every division in baseball except the AL East.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Last of the Frankenmuth Brewery||
6 pack I bought a week ago on my up to the UP for a wedding. it's the Pilsner. Wish I had more of the Cass River Blonde though...
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Two on-campus (ish) options||
Call the Library Bed & Breakfast on Mary St (no website, google the phone number). Small place right on Mary St by the IM Bldg. Innkeeper's a great lady. Not terribly big or fancy, but rates are reasonable (< $100/nite), includes breakfast, and she give you a key to the inn part of the house so you can go out drinking and not have to worry about being locked out. Since there's no website, she relies a lot on return business & word of mouth.
Second option is to go for one of the B&B's on teh west side past main St. Backpackers B&B is the one I remember first off. Go to bbonline.com and search in Ann Arbor.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I see a new||
Fandom Merit Badge being created...
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Shoe-- I may have a solution for you||
are you still on the military NIPRNET network?
Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Dude you're so wrong||
First, just got back from Mackinaw Island and my cell coverage was better there than in downtown Alpena. So you've got scoretracker or the Mgoblog ap for your phone.
Second, mackinaw island has shitloads of bars with TV's and Big Ten Network. You will not have a problem. Hit up the Pink Pony or there's a new sports bar right across the street from the Shepler's docks with good wings. If you're staying at the Grand Hotel or Mission Point, you will not have a problem talking the barman into switching TV channels to get Michigan on.
Do the wedding ceremony, in the interim find the nearest bar and watch the agme until the reception starts at 6 or 7p. Hopefully we should be into Jack Kennedy time at that point.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Spoiler Alert||
this sounds like the alternative beginning of the "Red Wedding" from Game of Thrones universe. It can not go well for you either way, my friend.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Why is that when I read these||
days to kickoff threads, I get the voice of The Count from Sesame Street in my head going "30 days to kickoff <thunder> ah ah ah... 29 days to kickoff <thunder> ah ah ah"
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I'm going to show my age||
Don't really like much of the new rap... give me EPMD, Erik B & Rakim, Doug E Fresh, Digital Underground, Heavy D, Big Daddy Kane any day of the week... that's why Backspin was & is my favorite Sirius XM channel.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Got married during football season||
but it was on a Friday in Ann Arbor before the away Iowa game in 2005-- poprivini (Polish day after wedding party) was a blast watching the game. Week before was the Manningham PSU game and that was a fun 2nd bachelor party weekend. Week after the wedding was the Northwestern night game and we had a flight that landed back from the honeymoon 2 hours before kickoff. all was well. and did I mention the wife was the one more worried about scheduling around the actual games?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Second second on Graeters||
but I'd go with the Coconut chocolate chip.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||A couple suggestions outside the Cincy limits||
1) National Museum of the USAF at Wright-Patterson AFB... about a 45 min drive up I-75 to I-675 just south of downtown Dayton. Awesome museum if you're a aerospace junkie and make sure you take the tour of the Presidential and Test hangar which is actually inside the base perimeter (Museum is outside the base and can be visited without a problem. they have buses that take you to the presidential wing from the main museum lot.
2) Golf. Dayton and Cincy area have some pretty amazing golf courses. For one closer to Cincy, try Shaker Run between Exit 29 & Exit 32 on I-75. US Open qualifier course. Three different 9-hole layouts (a forest layout, a lakeside layout, and a meadows / links layout). Very fun and challenging.
3) Casinos. if you take the loop highway around Cincy (I-275) toward the Indiana border, you can hit the Hollywood Casino.. not a bad gambling hall and they have a decent golf course there as well.
4) Pick-up broomball... at a couple rinks in the Cincy area, they have regular drop in broomball nights where all you need is a helmet.. they'll lend you a stick. broomball is probably the second unofficial sport of Cincinnati as Cincy has a lot of Michigan and Miami grads who still play in multiple broomball leagues.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||You got it^^^||
Bubba Smith was the epitome of Biggie & Duffy's strategy for building MSU into the power it was in the 50's-60's. MSU cleaned up the black recruits from southern states and made themselves into national title contenders. It wasn't until Texas, Oklahoma, and the SEC started ending their racist ways that the football power shifted back toward the south during Bear Bryant, Darryl Royal, and Barry Switzer's rise in the 70's into the 80's which by that time racism (at least in recruiting) had been driven out of all major college football conferences.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Regular washing machine||
on gentle cycle and put the hat on the top of the load. Don't put it in the dryer, just let it air dry, and once or twice while trying stretch it out by putting your fists in the cap area and twisting gently. Saved multiple "franchise" style caps this way.
Also, if you have a cap with the plastic backing on the inside, cut it out carefully before washing... the cap will look more broken in and the plastic netting with actually warp in the washing machine or dryer making your hat look like a permanent dimple is on it.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I appreciate your utility curve generation||
but you're missing a huge variable in all this.... do you have bacon with the french toast? if you're taking the time to make french toast from scratch, you probably can fit a couple slives of bacon in the pan with the french toast, so now your time / value curve has to have a step function increase included for the added utility of bacon to the french toast / french toast stick / cereal analysis. At this point, its so obviously weighted toward the french toast with bacon, that you must choose the french toast / bacon combo unless you are acting irrationally.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Listened to both WDFN and 97.1||
when I was home two weeks ago for the first time in a couple years... man, both stations managed to keep the worst of the two talent bases and are completely unlistenable. WDFN is a hollow zombie-like corpse of itself (sit down Mr Paterno), with Sean B now a shill, Kowalski flailing as a full time host, and other poor talent on the air. 97.1 managed to amplify the worst parts of Stoney (he needed Wojo as a counterbalance to make it work) AND continue to give a mic to Terry Foster / Mike Valenti / Pat Caputo. Sad since when both were strong, Detroit's sports talk was as good as any city in the nation.
On another sports talk front, Steve Czaban's morning show (along with the rest of the Sporting News radio crew like Tim Brando) got bought out by Yahoo Sports, so they're now Yahoo Sports radio. Nice thing is I've texted Czaban's show and got a response that they're looking at bringing on a bunch of the Yahoo Sports writer talent including bloggers like Doc Sat for regular segments. If you need some sports talk in the mornings, I'd suggest Czaban on Sirius sat Channel 94-- it a national perspective with a funny group of guys that aren't nearly as smug on themselves as Mike&Mike.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Is Burbudge still an academic risk?||
I thought I heard that he making progress but not enough to warrant taking off the "Demar Dorsey Memorial Warning Siren" list?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||If Leach goes to UNC||
they will win the ACC within two years. Raback it.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||In all honesty, WMU is set up for success||
if Mich St doesn't improve with Anastos, WMU could become the #2 choice in the state for hockey talent especially with Northern self-exiling themselves to the WCHA with Mich Tech and Western having the chance to be the big dog in a revamped but smaller CCHA. WMU could carve themselves out a niche like a Bemidji St or Quinnipiac being a consistent national tourney appearance team from a smaller conference.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||nice thing about Leach's book||
is that every claim he makes about ESPN and Craig James is backed up by documents and depositions. I feel slightly bad for Leach, but a lot of it is on himself for handling the dismissal as he did. That being said, how he handled it is what makes Leach himself. I was hoping for a little more football philosophy from him in the book, but it's still pretty chock full of football nerdiness in addition to the more salacious ESPN/James stuff. I'm hoping he lands a good major conference job after this season (Washington? Iowa St?)
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Interesting||
If your superstar theory is to come to fruition, you have to identify a potential breakout star who can instantly impact... I would propose Mike Martin is the only player with that potential on our team today. *IF* a competent 3-tech DT emerges, that might be the easing Martin needs to have a blowup year and become a Suh-like dominent force. A dominating interior lineman is the quickest way in my opinion to improve a defense as a dominating interior lineman can singly disrupt both an interior run game and timing passing game, leaving a DC to scheme around a quick passing game or outside running game. But Martin has to stay healthy and Big Will or Ash HAS to show up as a sufficient DT. If they don't, it's last year all over again where Martin gets double-teamed until his ankles break.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It's actually interesting||
I do high school recruiting fairs in the area for UofM and there's a fine line I walk when recruiting. I can talkk to any prospective student about the U and student life, but if they start asking about varsity sports teams, I have to either:
a) give them the contact information on the official U brochure for the athletic department
b) redirect them to only talk academics and admissions
Mike Shaw was one the guys who came to my table a number of years ago and I talked to him and his mom for about 20 minutes about the school in general. It was fun, and we didn't talk sports at all.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Adidas owns reebok||
and is using Reebok as their "hockey" face of the company. Think GMC/Chevy/Buick related to big GM.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Hockey thoughts, or "Enrico Blasi is evil and must be stopped"||
A couple items to comment on:
1) AF is not leaving Atlantic Hockey with Army, geography be damned. AF has essentially a free transportation policy utilizing military airlift out of Peterson AFB, so travel costs aren't really a concern for them much, even though, yes, there's Colorado College and Denver U within driving distance.
2) WCHA picking up Northern is a good move as now Mich Tech has their natural rival-- and I think the WCHA will pick up the other Alaska school provided they get some sort of dispensation from the NCAA for additional non-conference games, and yes, I think Lake St would be a target as well. WCHA now becomes almost an "Lake Superior + Alaska" conference. The Alaska home games will probably be scheduled as consecutive road trips for visiting teams-- think Sa/Su series at Fairbanks, then a Th/Fr series at Anchorage so visitng teams miss one week of school.
3) CCHA's future. I think what you're going to see is Western, BG, Ferris (& Lake St if they're not in the WCHA) try to cherry pick 2 Atlantic Hockey teams plus Alabama Huntsville. UAH will get its conference, and if you can get the two western Pennsylvania schools to join up, i.e. Robert Morris & Mercyhurst. You have a league that stretches from Pittsburgh to Grand Rapids (not too bad) with an outlier of Huntsville. And Huntsville is in northern Alabama.. we used to drive it from Ann Arbor when I was working satellite programs at Marshall SFC and it's not horrible (~11 hrs). You might see these schools though agree to a reduced scholarship number to save costs-- since they realize they're only going to be a 1 bid per season league, they're going to scrimp money to stay alive.
4) If the CCHA falls, then you'll see WMU go to the WCHA or accept its fate as whipping boy in the SuperMegaConference, and BG and Ferris try to get in a 14-team AH that now has to split into a Western Division with BG, Ferris, Rob Morris, Mercyhurst, Niagara, Canisius, and RIT; and an Eastern Div with Sacred Heart, Army, AF (to maintain Army relationship), Amer int'l, UConn, Holy Cross, and Bentley. If BG or Ferris folds / drops to Div-3, then see UAH taking their slot in the Western Div of Atl Hockey.
5) NCAA tournament: So if all the current conferences stay intact, you now have for autobids: WCHA, SuperMegaConference, BigTen, CCHA, AH, ECAC, and Hockey East. That's 7 bids. Meaning there's now 9 at large bids up for grabs. Figure a new CCHA and AH are one bid leagues, a new WCHA and ECAC would be at most a 2 bid leagues, meaning there's most years going to be 7 at-large bids to compete against between SMC, Big Ten, and Hockey East. Big Ten will probably get 2-3 teams each year (with the 3rd coming from years ECAC or WCHA doesn't have 2), meaning now there's 5-6 at-large bids to go after betwen SMC and Hockey East. If I'm Hockey East or SMC, I'm hoping the CCHA dissolves so I get one more at-large bid, so maybe Hockey East takes Notre Dame, and the SMC "helps" by taking WMU and BG/Ferris/UAH. If this happens, Rico not only has a dynasty, but has now become a full fledged Mafia Don in that he'll have the blood of a folded BG, Ferris, Lake St, and/or UAH on his hands.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||THIS ^^^^||
Let's say you get the following distribution:
Big Ten: Michigan & Mich St
WCHA: No Mich & Mich Tech
CCHA or revamped AH: Ferris & Lake St
You could stage a tourney to start every year in which the top Mich team from each conference the previous year gets to play for a trophy. A kick-ass trophy. Big Bowl of Cherries, a new F350 truck, a 5-ft sturgeon caught off of Muskegeon, mittens sewn from the hair of Ron Mason, a piece of Taquamenon Falls rock carved in the likeness of the current governor, something. Stage it in Detroit or Grand Rapids, or hell even Traverse City (you think people wouldn't drive to TC for a weekend tournament and pack that city like there's no tomorrow???). Now this would be something to see.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Double post||
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Serenity now...||
Agreed on white jerseys. The only team that ever looked good with the bigger block M concept was the Glen Rice era basketball uni's. Those need to be brought back pronto.
The white faux throwbacks from the last couple years were the BEST M hockey uni ever. Period. End of story. they were traditional while still looking sharp and somewhat unique. So is there going to be a number on the front of the jersey? Is it going to be straight blue or blue with maize trim? Bad move adidas/reebok. Bad move. The blue jersey I'm OK with and I think the maize one is OK, but preferred the rangers style as well. And call me a uni snob, but I liked the unique M with hockey sticks crossed patch. it was unique and not being gaudy and matched perfectly in blending the major U logo (the block M) with a sport specific item.
Then again, I still liked our broomball uniforms from the Michigan broomball team in the early 2000's...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Tau is horseshit||
First, they take away Pluto, then they take away 2*pi... but they will never take.... OUR FREEDOM TO INTEGRATE!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||$1M for a D-man||
who will allow Kindl to spend one more year in Gr Rap's? Sold.
So we now have:
Commodore - Stuart
Erickson - ?? (insert random NHL journeyman)
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Popcorn has just replaced||
the frozen orange juice market on the commodities exchange.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Wasn't UT also rumored to be||
the instigating source in both SMU's and Oklahoma's NCAA cases?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||"And we'd like to now introduce to you||
the new head coach of the University of Oregon football program. Coach Rodriguez, would you like to say a few words or would like us to introduce your defensive coordinator Coach Casteel as well?"
Rest of Pac-12: "Fuuuuuuuhhhhhhhcccccckkkkk"
|2 years 23 weeks ago||This is the kind of evidence trail||
I was hoping the SI article on Ohio St had.... hadn written notes, cell phone records, and a guy ready to sing on the record.
For the record, if Will Lyles was on "The Wire" he would've been shivved half way to Tuesday after the first 5 mintues of the interview. Snitched get stitches bitches.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I saw||
Coach Stew and Bill Lynch were both available.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Seger. Bob Seger.||
Think "Kathmandu"... full blaring horns, hard rocking guitars, a Michigander pointing and yelling at the top of his lungs. And no matter how old the song is, everytime you hear it, you want to run through a wall and sing along.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Doc Sat||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I've posted this before, but it's a good time||
I'm a gov't employee who has to make a lot of trips into to Washington Reagan Nat'l airport-- convienent to downtown and Northern VA suburbs, right on the GW Parkway, etc. One particular night in Feb a couple years ago, I'm flying back to Columbus OH from DCA and it's on US Air. At DCA, the US Air regional gate (35A/B) is a clusterfuck of a waiting area that looks like the airport from Casablanca. Essentially they have about 6,000 flights going through this gate per day since they just take your boarding pass and put you on a bus to a regional jet parked on the tarmac a good ways away from the terminal. So they can put through like 5 flights in 20 min from this gate.
The guy working the microphone that night is a dude that regularly works that gate. Jamaican guy with a thick accent who tried to be funny. He'll announce the Raleigh/Durham flight like "Ok, now boarding the flight to Raleigh Durham, home of the Blue Devils, Tar Heels, and Wolf-pack". Corny I know, but he like his college sports. So it's a relatively easy night at DCA with no flight delays and it's time for my flight. I like to travel to DC in the standard blue sportcoat / khaki pants and that night I happened to be wearing my Michigan tie with the little block M's all over it. Jamaican Guy announces the flight as "Now time to board for Col-lum-bus Ohio home of the Buck-eyes." Then he drops the "O-H" and the boarding area responds "I-O!". First sign I should have just skipped the flight.
So we go down the escalator to the boarding area where you get on the buses. I'm laater in line and by the time I get on the bus to the plane, there's one seat left in the last row. I'm walking back trying not hit anyone in the head and some old broad who's about 85 sees my tie and says in a voice loud enough to be heard by everyone on the bus "HEEYY! we got one of the people from that school up north on this flight". I smile and continue to walk back, but start getting elbows in my kidney area as I keep walking. When I sit down, the guy next to me asks me if I'm OK. I try to say yes, and then he looks at me with a shit eating grin and yells, "it doesn't matter.. O-H" and the rest of the bus does "I-O!" with hand motions. Sign #2 I should've taken a train home.
We get to the plane and start to depart the bus. More of what i'm sure was inadvertant kicking of my shins. Finally get on the plane and I have the window seat in the last row by teh bathroom on the CRJ aircraft. The stewardess gets on the speaker and says we're delayed by 15 min b/c of traffic onthe runway. Then she says "well I heard we have a Michigan fan on the flight with us today, and this Columbus based flight crew would like to assure you of a safe and entertaining flight." I'm like what the hell? then she gets back on, "while we're waiting i have a special musical selection to help pass the time." 10 seconds later, tOSU marching band playing Hang on Sloopy is blaring on the speakers and the rest of the plane decides to do the hand motions with the song. I now know what it feels like to be in Hell.
After the flight nothing eventful happens at luggage claim or the airport, although there is a "UM SUX" written in dirt on my window when I come back to my car in teh parking garage-- my alumni license plate h older has given me away. I end up writing a letter to US Air complaining about the experience and flight, and I got a letter back in a week. it was from US Air corporate telling me they're sorry about my experience and giving me 10,000 frequent flier miles as an apology. At the bottom of the lettter is a hand written note from the guy who prepared the letter, it said "yeah, I hate those guys too-- A Penn St grad".
|2 years 24 weeks ago||If ND moves to HE||
The rest of the CCHA Michigan schools (Lake St, Northern, Western, Ferris) + BG need to get Michigan Tech out of the WCHA and form an (almost) all-Michigan conference for the CCHA's old autobid, get a permanent scheduling agreement with UM & MSU (or OSU for BG, Wiscy for MT), and let Miami and Alaska suck eggs in AH or the WCHA.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Much like telling your wife||
she DOES look fat in that, is it wrong if it's true?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Baseball is a long season||
and the thing the Tigers have going for them is a relatively consistent starting pitching rotation. Verlander, Scherzer are good enough 1-2 punch in a weaker central division, Penny will eat innings and be about .500 or a game or two over, and Porcello has potential to catch fire. For any baseball team making it to the playoffs, it really comes down to starting pitching and I think the Tigs have the best depth in rotation of any AL Central Div team. In terms of offense, you don't need to be the Yankees... just get enough offense to win 3 of 5 games each week. Tigs will probably be in a dogfight the whole season with CLE, CWS, and yes, the Twins, but it will in all liklihood come down to the last two weeks of the season and whether Cabrera / Boesch / Martinez can get hot enough to "carry" a team for a week or so. I see 85-90 wins and a Div win by less than 3 games.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||The only trophy Neb should play for is||
a game with Iowa for a John Deere tractor, or the city of Carter Lake, Iowa, which actually sits in NE.
Mythical game: "And Stanzi is now parading around Nebraska's historic Memorial Stadium with all his Hawkeye's in tow.. literally."
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I'd have to disagree slightly||
I think the Paul Bunyan Axe between Minn & Wiscy has a good history behind it, isn't a cheesy trophy, and actually is accentuated since it replaced the "Slab of BackBacon" trophy they used to p lay for. And while the Jug is #1 in my book for trophy games by far, the undisputed #2 trophy game in the Big Ten has to be the Floyd of Rosedale between Iowa & Minny. You have the classic elements of:
1) Two good teams when the trophy was initiated (Both Minny & Iowa were undefeated when they played in 1934)
2) the governors of both states having a personal bet and incititing riots by their fan bases
3) the losing team, in spite naming the trophy after the winning governor
4) The feds getting involved as a potential violation of interstate gambling laws
Plus, the fact that after the original pig died, they made a bronze statue of a pig is a pretty good sidestory to this as well.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I used to eat at Benny's Coney Island||
same time that Phelps woul dbe eating there after working out... he had an entire booth to himself and filled the table. I would sit and watch in awe.
BTW- Benny's Western Omelet with hash browns on a Saturday morning FTW.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||FYI- Both Fed income taxes & State of Ohio||
have a field asking you if you made any money from online sales. If someone has a hard-on at the IRS they can go back and see if Talbott claimed any income from these. If reported dollar 0, all the proof they need he avoided reporting income would come from the eBay fedback comments probably :)
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Not sure||
SportsbyBrooks did a good job showing that Talbott obtained and sold autographed photos of players while they were in college. Problem is that's not a violation in and of itself. It's only a violation if:
1) any players benfitted financially from it, a violation of the NCAA amateurism code and cause for immediate revocation of the player's eligbility
2) He maintained contact and got first person access to OSU football players or staff after he was "banned" by the university's AD whch happened in 2010.
I would argue that #1 is what's being investigated with Pryor-- did he get cash as the OTL source said he did from Talbott. #2 is less sure but all the NCAA needs is one check fro Talbot for $0.01 to Pryor or a cell phone call post university ban and that's #2. Not saying the Talbott stuff isn't hot shit, but I think this latest piece by Brooks just provides more background and not is revolutionary in advancing the story. Pryor's lawyer isn't denying the Talbott connection anymore per a radio interview I heard yesterday on Sirius 94, but he maintains the contact ended in 2010 when the OSU AD banned Talbott. Talbott broke no NCAA rules on eligibility or even boosterism if he obatined the autographs in a publically available forum (post Spring Game event, etc) and then sold them for his own profit-- that happens all the time with memoriabilia dealers. The one smoking gun Brooks has is the Tressell photo from Jun 7, 2011 supposedly- but the facebook link from above that shows Talbott had that photo in 2009, before he was banned. If that's the case, then there's nothing to see here except a guy trying to hide his biz from the NCAA and state of Ohio for tax reasons. You have to have proof Talbott had first-person contact with the OSU football program after he was banned to really make a big case about this, unless of course Pryor did cash checks from Talbott at any time.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I'm still holding out hope||
that the poor stitching block M's will be on the shoulder pad area or sleeves and we'll have big maize numbers a la the mid 70's uniforms and all will be right with the universe. I mean it's not like the Mayan calendar says the world's going to end next year or something...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||CFL - NFL QB's||
guy at rutgers has a good page on QB's who've played CFL then NFL....
- the latest to succssfully make move north then south was Jeff Garcia. He played CFL for 94-98 then came back with the 49'ers to have a pretty good NFL career.
- Warren Moon, Joe Theisman, Doug Flutie, and Jason Garrett (yes, Red Jesus went North to start his career) are probably the best known modern era QB's. Joe Kapp and Tobin Rote (the last Lions QB to win a NFL Championship)
- Erik Kramer, Billy Joe Tolliver and Sean Salisbury all did the mid career CFL stops before returing to the NFL for runs of success for various times.
not a huge CFL fan, but Saskatchewan wouldn't be where I'd want to land if I was TP... I'd want to go to Montreal to play for Marc Trestman who has a great reputation for developing QB's and offenses (straight Bill Walsh-style QB development school: footwork, reads, arm mechanics). If not that, I'd thing I'd rather go play UFL for Dennis Green if I was serious about wanting to be an NFL Qb eventually and get myself ready. But that would assume TP has advisors and his own mind working FOR him and his long term interests....
|2 years 27 weeks ago||If you find the video of Earle Bruce's lawn rally||
you'll see 5-10 drunken toothless Buckeye fans on his lawn singing "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O" breaking down in tears during the O-HI-O part. The only thing missing was a friend taking a leak on a Michigan flag in Bruce's front yard. And I always thought the Spielman led headband thing for Bruce's final game was a classy way to honor their coach.... how much should we bet that this year's Buckeyes all get "Jim" tattoos on their foreheads for The Game this year?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Burlon fits in well||
in NJ's style and Lamierello (sp?) loves US college players. Provided Burlon keeps working, in today's NHL, those two way contract guys are gold since they're a miniscule cap number. If guys get hurt in the NHL and a team is near the cap limit (which NJ almost always is), the two way contract guys get shuttled back and forth a lot between AHL & NHL since they're essentially free to the NHL team based on their average cap number. I'd expect one full year in the AHL to make sure he's a competent pro, then by year 2 he'll be back and forth with NJ to see if he's a NHL'er.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||HNiC Radio||
for a while has been reporting that if the Atlanta to winnipeg went through, True North sports wants to call them "Manitoba" something to emphasize it's the province's team, not just Winnipeg's.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Depending on sanctions||
tOSU might be looking at going to Mike Shula w/ Alabama route... dedicated alum to take the sanction era job, gets blasted but gets through without more legal trouble, leaves door open for high profile coach to clean up 2-3 years after sanctions have been implemented. former coach is immediately hated for losing, but eventually looked upon with reverence as "being in over his head" and "taking one for the university"
|2 years 27 weeks ago||How is||
"Tressel 3:16" not a T-shirt in the MgoStore already?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Just read the SI article||
I disagee with ixcunicle- there's amplification of older claims wiith new details that OSU isn't going to be able to MoC with "he's a dirty guy" type claims. We now have multiple tatoo parlors, a source with photos of OSU players in the parlor who weren't listed in the OSU doc, Pryor giving a lot more than just a jersey and a sportsmanship award, a player giving bowl game tix to rife for a car (which the university now can't claim Rife isn't a booster per NCAA definitions), posible weed for tat's trades... pretty juicy stuff and through it all, the atmosphere of non-compliance and lack of institutional control is prevelent. Including an absolute prose pants-ing of Gene Smith's "isolated incident" claim. This is not good and now more reporters will be on the ground. But it's OK you know, b/c everybody gets tat's, kills people, steals stuff from universities, you know.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Don't forget one of the dark monsters in the closet||
REPEAT. OFFENDER. STATUS.
Clarett 2003, Troy Smith 2005, multiple secondary violations, and the OSU basketball scandal happened in 2002 (announced in 2006). There's a lot of sweatin' going on in Columbus right now, and it has nothing to do with 90 deg temps and lack of air conditioners.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Heard on HNiC radio||
that Caparusso will be with Binghamton for finals but won't play. A Black Aces situation.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Living in Ohio||
I can vouch that there will be kids from Ohio that will still dream to go to tOSU and play for the Buckeyes. Where this will hurt them though is that if there are sanctions with scholarship reductions, tOSU used to make a killing getting those high 3* / low 4* types that are guaranteed Big ten starters by their jr / sr year from Ohio (i.e. the "depth" guys). With not as many schollies to go around, those kids are going to get left out to get picked up by the Iowa's, Mich St's, Penn St's, Kentucky's, etc and tOSU's depth that they counted on to bridge positions between high 4* / 5* kids is evaporated.
Remember, Lavelle Blanchard still chose to come to UM during the Brian Ellerbe era...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Other custom onsies I've made for my little one||
"This is my Little Brother" with a photo of Sparty getting crotch slammed against the goal post
"ABC's of Yost" with "S is for Sieve", "B is for Black Hole", "R is for Red" etc etc
ASCII art of a Michigan football helmet made of The Victors
"My Bottle" with the M as a Block M and a photo of the Little Brom Jug underneath
Big hits at alumni picnics...
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Please please please||
make this in kids sizes. 24 mo - 2T preferably, but this is finally a MGoShirt that is HIGHLY MGoOffspring appropriate (not that I didn't make my own 12 mo old a "Space bitches space" onsie, but some people have a problem with that)
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Freep Story 2020:||
"The decision to place seating next to Michigan Stadium's GinormousTron scoreboard may have been financially good for the school, but after the 15th spontaneous combustion event occurring with people sitting near the electricity sucking icon, Michigan officials are scrambling to determine if the heat output from the board may be the cause. In a related story, Michigan physicists have announced they've found a new location for their fusion research center...."
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Best match ever||
and true story... when Steamboat got his larynx crushed by the bell, he was actually supposed to win the WM3 match AND go on a long run as intercontinental champ to build him up as a main eventer. With the injury and Steambaot wanting time off to be with his wife and newborn, and Macho becoming a Hogan foil, McMahon made the decision to force Steamboat to drop the title just a few months after WM3 and give it to the Honky Tonk Man, who then went on a still record 454 day long run as IC champ before he gave way to the Ultimate Warrior.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Don't forget||
the Big Chill jerseys actually had historical precedence to them
These supposed (that's what i'm calling now them until its official) football throwbacks have no historical precendence.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Not a big fan of the article||
It's a pretty half-assed written piece IMO. What was it that he heard post-final four? What were the details of his evaluation? those are the things I'd like to read to see what the pro scouting service was telling him, how the coach relays that to him, if Beilein disagreed with the assesment etc. This article had a lot of potential, but got the typical drive by media treatment, especially disappointing since it was by the local paper with the local writer who probably had a better chance of getting that info.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Can you comment on the eduaction package||
I'm intrigued since a lot of the OHL horror stories I read are about GMs / coaches who basically treat their kids like pros and force school to be missed, etc. Were there grade standards you had to keep to keep your education package or were you guaranteed to keep passsing grades as long as you scored enough goals? I'm interested b/c my cousin is getting to the age and skill level where he's being looked at by OHL teams and US NTDP and such. Luckily his parents are well to do and both Michigan alums (he's also a really good golfer--3 handicap-- so there's a schollie chance for him in that as well), but he really digs hockey and has the genetics in his favor to be a potential pro athlete.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I'm still hoping this is a joke||
and our "throwbacks" will be 1991 throwbacks celebrating Desmond Howard beating ND with the diving catch :)
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Thoughts||
1) The cross stiching on the numbers is very "retro"... but I'm pretty sure seamstresses in the day could sew on numbers without blue thread running across the entire width of the letter
2) The jerseys I think they're trying to emulate (not copy, emulate) are the Fielding Yost "M sweaters" as seen in the photo immediately below:
You can see the block M on the front and what may be striping on the shoulder areas, but I don't think the "M sweaters" were ever actually jerseys. And if that's the case, then we shouldn't have the winged helmets either since Crisler brought those to michigan, not Yost. (although I wouldn't mind a Yost like "point a minute" whipping of ND that night). The artwork below I think better captures the actual jersey history (credit: http://blog.heritagesportsart.com/2010/08/university-of-michigan-football-uniform.html)
althought I do think the 1964 "maize" jersey is incorrect as pointed out in a previous MVictors post.
Personnally I'd go with the early 70's style with the big long numbers, the white hip pads sticking out, white socks and maybe numbers on the helmets. But if you really wanted to go different, they should have gone with the 1891 design... beige sleeveless with a block M on the heart locale, with maize & blue striped long sleeves, brown leather-esque helmets with the "wing" design in a slightly offset brown
|2 years 29 weeks ago||So what you're saying is||
He's the Hebrew Mark Messier?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Doesn't surprise me about Petrino||
and yes, I agree with poster above that a tweak to APR regarding LOI players who don't complete a degree or go pro in good academic standing would probably give a mechanism to the NCAA as long as the teeth are put in the punishment.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||This is startnig to feel creepy||
with all the early commits... is this what it's like recruiting at Texas where you have your whole class filled before you snap a ball in fall practice and you get to sit back and eat giant steaks shaped like your state? If so, then sign me up for a Upper Pennisula Flat Iron, medium rare.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||If there's a early run on guards||
then the Knicks would be a great spot for D-Mo to land. Back-up Chauncey for 1-2 years and then have the chance to take the reigns in DAntoni's system which is a good fit for his skill set.
Otherwise I see him being targeted by OKC as a combo back up guard (think Vinny Johnson), Dallas as a Jason Kidd replacement, or San Antonio as a back-up to Tony Parker. If NJ keeps Deron Williams, then maybe D-Mo goes to them as a 2-guard, but if Deron leaves, then D-Mo becomes a HUGE target for NJ.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Sears Center / Centre||
is the old Rosemont Horizon right? You're in the Chicago suburbs which has lots and lots of shopping for the female types who might be intrigued to go and watch the women's tourney.