"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
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|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics||
I'm a stat nerd, so totally agree with your assessment above, that the initial blog is misleading. That said I've always held the position that this really just matters in basketball, and the stat I'm going to provide below is not misleading.
92% of all basketball shoes sold in the US are Nike!!!! 92%!!!!! That is why it matters. As a kid that only wore Nike until the day Michigan signed with Adidas it was a hard adjustment for me to make and I didn't have a possible shoe deal someday on the line. Kids want Nike in America, not Adidas like a soccer country. The study that needs to be done is to look at the loss revenue due to Adidas as our brand, for example I only have one pair of Michigan bball shoes since we signed with Adidas, and had every year's Nike shoe during the 90s.
Food for thought.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with you, but...||
I agree with you. As a former basketball player you are right on, but I think the other sports aren't under attack (yet) and so that is why football was the greater point. I also think that coaching today babies kids. When we grew up noone was tracking water consumption (living in AZ I agree with this one) and energy breaks. They were pushing you until your point of breaking and then showing you, you could exceed what you thought was your previous limitation. I never had that happen in my time on a baseball field but I did in basketball and I know it is a stalwart of football as well as our Seal training.
On a personal note I just had a niece complete Basic and she said it was the toughest thing she ever did. Why? Because in all her highschool sports she had never been pushed past her perceived limits. I think football does that regularly and while some coaches in other sports may also, it is not as regular an occurence anymore. I am for teaching our kids there are hard things, they don't want to do, that they can accomplish so when they get to the hardest things in life they have past physical or mental trophies to remind them that they can Overcome.
Football is one way we still do that in our kids. There aren't many others left.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Comrade||
You lost me at Russian.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Navy Wolverine||
It appears the shorts have the Navy Wolverine logo on them, and I'm a big fan of that, just would like to used somewhere a little less loud then the odd two tone. That said, kids love the next thing, and if the kids enjoy them, I'm not going to be the old man yelling for the kids to get off the grass.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Dude - Perfect!||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Those who stay... will be BWW champs?||
I hear you, and I flew out for last year's senior day from AZ just to honor Denard, and I feel the same about these Seniors. I think we definately need to do a sign for them. Good call.
All Gave Some, These Seniors Gave All.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Funny||
If she was a boy, I have no doubt we would have a million of them, but that isn't her flavor. :)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||No Shane. No Gain.||
or no Offensive Line, but that was too long. :)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||In Shane we Trust||
I just think he is the key today. Live or Die we will be talking about him at the end of the day.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||This one needs some exclamation points||
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Try a Double Double "Animal Style" w/ a fry and thank me later. See you at the game!
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|1 year 34 weeks ago||Coach's Perspective||
My buddy is an NBA shooting coach, and he has good friends in the Knick organization. He told me they aren't just a little excited, but VERY. They really like his shooting, quick release, and ability to put the ball on the court. Expectations have gone from, he could be a role player, to the next Jeremy Lin discovery for NY. They are bringing him along slow and allowing him to get used to the NBA, but especially with Carmello on the roster they think he is the perfect compliment and are plannng to see his minutes increase as the team gels.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||The last of the Slot Ninjas||
Dileo looks awesome in these videos. His ability to get in and out of breaks I thought was best in class. Sad to say, but Jackson has been here all this time, and he looks more qualified to be the mascot.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||In response||
I think there is something to playing a weak schedule so you are healthy to play in a bowl game. That is why I feel the Boise States of the world never have a justified reason to be in the BCS until they play in a real league. Playing one good team a year does not suffice.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Great job||
Seth exceptional write-up that educated the readers. In fact I saved it to compare the team later in the year. This is the kind of writing that has been missing since football season and I think you answered the critics with this informative piece. Great job and I look forward to more.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Ball machine.||
What are those two machines in the background during the interviews? Anyone know?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||what system.||
What system are you looking for?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||You the man||
I got to hear, Hoke's interview, but couldn't sit in the car for 2 more hours to hear the rest. Thank you for sharing!
|2 years 46 weeks ago||XM Radio yesterday||
I know the college station 91 on XM was on campus for 3 hours yesterday doing interviews. Was anyone able to record it, so we can share it with the rest of the blogsphere?
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Missing Email||
I either deleted or didn’t receive the Survey to complete for kickstart. So how can we fill the survey out without the email?
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Novak||
Novak to me is the only no brainer. He is what Mike Hart was to football on the basketball court. I liked Manny and at least I could say he won some must win games, and played well in others, but at the end of the day I feel you need to be the reason for your team's success, and Manny was just successful, and due to that at times his team was successful, but I never felt it was the other way around. The good news is with Beilien around we'll have more players to celebrate in years to come, but at this time, only 1 should get in.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Icon||
Your copying my pic dude. Got seniority here.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Where he at||
Other then that assist mentioned above he has been non-existent in this game. Really hard to tell his ball handling skills because he isn't the one running the point for Findlay. Looks like the 4th or 5th guy on a highschool team and they haven't looked for him once on the offensive end. Not sure how he is as highly rated as he is. Anyone know?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Wife's Facebook||
Had to ask the wife for her signin and password to facebook to vote myself. I'm with you, this facebook mumbo jumbo is just a passing phase worth a Billion dollars. Here today, gone tomorrow.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I'm with you||
Exact way I voted too.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Rivals vs. Scout||
I'm a Rivals guy also, so I appreciated you using those numbers, but the time honored debate is if one of the services is better than the other. It may be interesting to compare specifically the 3 categories that came out negligible - tackle, weakside d-end and outside linebacker and see if Scout is indeed better when it comes to evaluating the talent.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Announcement 8pm EST||
Sbnation says that tonights event at Diamond's school starts at 8pm EST and that he'll announce sometime during the hour.
It won't be Blue unfortunately.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||8pm est||
Sbnation says event starts at 8pm est and he'll be announcing sometime in the hour.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Kozan?||
This would be a huge get, that fills a glaring hole in this class
HawkeyeInsider Rob Howe
|3 years 26 weeks ago||US all American is 7th not 8th||
Sat not sun
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Good Rule||
Not only a good analogy, a good rule. My dad did it with me, and I've passed along that rule to my children. It is the Papa's responsibility to protect our house, and as long as the rule is clearly stated up front, I don't think it is hypocritical for Hoke and team. From my readings they are real clear with the kids when they commit, and many times will ask the players to wait until they are certain to avoid any confusion or 2nd guessing.