this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 years 17 weeks ago||Cole Luke's middle name?||
Please tell me it's "Hand."
|3 years 32 weeks ago||It's maybe tough to boil this down into a category...||
But yesterday the Raiders (vs. Lions) did what Charlie Weis did against Michigan in the 2009 game. Up by 6 with 2:30 left on 3rd and 3 and the Lions with no timeouts, the Raiders tried to throw deep to ice the game. Incomplete pass, clock stopped, letting the Lions throw over the middle to start their drive from the 2 yard line because they had a free TO with the 2 minute warning. If the Raiders had run the ball, even without getting the first down, they take the clock down to 2:00 and take away the chance for the Lions to stop the clock.
Right after that happened, my friend and I both texted the message "is Weis moonlighting as the Raiders OC?"
|3 years 48 weeks ago||NCHC||
|4 years 20 weeks ago||analysis from a quasi-legal perspective:||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Rosenberg's methods||
After I read Spencer Hall's takedown, I had to go check the SI article itself to see if Michael Rosenberg had written it since he's now at SI. But it just looks like he has spread his brand of "investigative" journalism to the other writers at SI. The methods are shockingly similar.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Detroit MLS team||
I've been to two MLS games. I went to a Seattle Sounders game last fall. They play at the Seahawks' Qwest Field, and only open the lower level for seating. The atmosphere at the game was incredible, and Sounders FC are known for having great fans. After the game (against the LA Galaxy), Beckham said that this was the first MLS game he'd played in that felt and sounded like a game in Europe. I think it helps that Qwest is a great stadium and naturally loud, so it amplifies and reinforces the crowd.
I've also been to a DC United game. While DC had a decent number of loud, die-hard fans, the game was at RFK Stadium, which is possibly the worst large structure ever built except for that unfinished hotel in Pyongyang. I'd be worried that the Silverdome would be much more like RFK than like Qwest - muted, and visibly too cavernous to re-create the necessary atmosphere.
It's too bad they couldn't have saved the infield portion of Tiger Stadium and then built new stands around the outside of a soccer field there. That could have instantly been the best stadium in MLS.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||The greatest trick||
The greatest trick the devil pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||The two-tone "B1G" logo||
In all honesty When they do the two-tone logo, it actually looks like a 10. But it seems like they will rarely use that logo. Unfortunately, it's redundant and subtle to a fault when they include the word "TEN".
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Seconded||
Brian has once again provided the go-to resource on Michigan football. Many thanks for your hard work through a less-than-rewarding season. Just like the kids on this team, you've earned your trip to the bowl game.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I saw this at the UConn game, too||
After Denard got hurt, all the fans around me (Sec. 31, concourse ~Row 75 (presumably freshmen/sophomores) were talking about how they hoped it was Gardner and not Tate coming into replace him. It seems like EVERYONE forgot about the Notre Dame and Indiana games last year, when Tate was the BMOC and the future of the program, and forgot about him playing through injuries.
I was happy to see him play well today, especially since his experience will be valuable in the Big Ten season to continue to push Denard and Devin and as a replacement or change of pace for the offense if anyone gets nicked up.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks||
I wasn't aware of the ongoing thread about Michigan-friendly bars. Unfortunately it doesn't look like there as anything listed for the Princeton area. I'd have to think that there are enough Michigan alumni there for grad schools and Michigan fans there for undergrad, but it also doesn't seem like a very sports-bar-y type of town.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Dumbest rule in sports||
the dumbest rule HAS to be the "when the ref intended to blow the whistle" rule. That one has overturned goals that happened before the ref could have possibly intended to blow the whistle.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Charlie Sheen||
I saw it and was reminded of the time when Charlie Sheen bought an entire section's worth of tickets for an Angels game in the hopes of catching a foul ball.
It didn't work.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Wait||
so i'm unclear on who is the hot chick in your analogy: Kiffin? the recruit? USC?
If anything, it seems like the recruit is the guy who gets called back by the hot chick (USC/Pete Carroll with an offer), then finds out that the hot chick is taken, but now Kiffin is the hot chick's friend who is available and got the dude's number from the hot chick.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Conspiracy||
Feagin may have been over-charged by the prosecutors, but it looks like the final agreement is fair. He arranged to act as a middleman and procure drugs for somebody else to sell. This is well within the definition of conspiracy.
I also have issues with the reach of conspiracy law (and the criminalization of drugs for that matter), but this is not a controversial application of the law.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I had a feeling||
when I saw TCU's hat on the same table as Tennessee, UNC, and one other big state school, that the kid would pick TCU. It seemed so out of place that it had to be the one he would pick.
I'm sure he had his reasons for going there, but it seems like academically and extra-curricularly(?) the worst of the four schools.
And yes, I think he'll be a diaper dandy for TCUROTC.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Mike Komisarek||
Komisarek is also playing for the team, I believe.
Analysis of the USA team:
AP report on the USA team:
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Brodie||
you beat me to it.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Boston College||
Brian's previous post (below) mentioned BC as a somewhat attractive dark horse possibility. Unlike Pitt, it would offer a new market for the BTN and the Big Ten in general. The distance involved probably isn't a dealbreaker either. And though it's not an AAU member, its academics are very strong. My entirely uninformed opinion is that BC would have a stronger fanbase than Rutgers, and at least on par with Pitt.
Is BC no longer considered a possibility?
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Drafting at the bottom of the round||
Drafting at the bottom of the first round every year doesn't help. This is also the problem that shows up with the Pistons. After so many years of success in the regular season, it's really tough to find good young players that can make an impact on your team when you draft in the bottom half of the first round.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Scholarship question||
Can any of the early enrollees' scholarships be applied to last year's class, thus allowing us to take more than 25 commits? I have a vague understanding that there are ways we can do this, or grayshirt players, or something.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||18 million reasons not to resign||
Resigning would mean turning his back on at least $18 million. I have a feeling that he meant it when he said he wouldn't resign.
Although he might "resign" in combination with a buyout to make it look noble.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||ND Nation expectations||
Don't forget that at least one aging former member of the ND coaching staff expected the Irish to lose no more than 1 game and be in the BCS Championship game.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Strength of schedule ratings||
I've checked a few strength of schedule ratings and they all put Florida's schedule strength ahead of Texas.
According to Sagarin's SOS ratings, Florida also has a tougher schedule than TCU and Cincinnati, and FWIW isn't too far behind Alabama's schedule.
This is obviously all academic at this point, as either Florida or Alabama will be a clear number one after the SEC Championship as long as both win next week.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Woodley > Stanton||
I'm pretty sure Woodley would still have been a valuable player on the Lions, considering the state of their front 7 last year and his contributions to a Super Bowl winner.
Just like DeMarcus Ware or Shawne Merriman would have been better than Mike Williams in 2005, even though they both play 3-4 OLBs as well.
Speaking of Matt Millen, it really sucked that he, as a Penn St. alum and epic destroyer of the Lions, came to Ann Arbor to call the game yesterday.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Where to get unpasteurized cider||
The federal government requires most fresh cider to be pasteurized before sale. The only exception is for sales directly from producers to consumers (so no middleman like a grocery store). Therefore, the only way to get real, authentic, unpasteurized cider is from a local cider mill - fairly common in Michigan, probably much less common in Texas and Florida.
Around Ann Arbor, I like the Dexter cider mill in Dexter and Parmenter's Cider Mill in Northville. Parmenter's has the best cider donuts, ever.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Sarcasm Meter||
Please check yours before you give me a negative point.
Thanks for the comments so far.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Law Student at UM||
|5 years 50 weeks ago||D-Rob probably gets the nod.||
His state championship time was 10.44. Woolfolk's best time (listed on his mgoblue track bio) is 10.58.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||That video is ridiculous||
But what's more impressive is how he made NFL defenses look like that throughout his career. Reggie Bush might be the closest college comparison to Barry, and he hasn't come close to replicating that success in the NFL.