Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 day 4 hours ago||Yeah, I could understand||
Yeah, I could understand putting Iowa at #3 in the Big Ten if their record actually was 25-5 and 12-5, but that is Wisconsin's record. Iowa is 20-9 and 9-7 and is probably the 4th or 5th best team in the Big ten.
Wisconsin is not 13-5 in the Big Ten, they are 12-5 and still have a game left against Nebraska on Sunday.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I'm over 50 and down in ACC country.||
The ACC tournament is on every radio and TV when it is on. It is a big deal down here, and I think it goes back to when the only ACC team to go to the NCAA tournament was the ACC tournament winner. This has never been the case for the Big Ten.
So, I really don't think it is a generational thing, it is more of a geographical thing.
What is interesting is that there is so little emphasis on Michigan winning the Big Ten tournament on the blog, including Brian.
During the 1980's, other than Indiana, the Big Ten teams underperformed in the NCAA tournament. This was across the board, with Michigan and Purdue the biggest flops. This includes the Michigan's undisputed Big Ten champion of 1986 - they lost in the 2nd round, as always.
What did most people blame back then? Not having a conference tournament to sharpen the teams and get ready for the pressure of the one-and-done format (the ACC always excelled in the NCAA).
|5 days 5 hours ago||Thank you kindly, LSA. I||
Thank you kindly, LSA. I knew that you'd have that info in a matter or minutes.
If Nebraska gets the 4 seed, then I actually think that the chances are decent for Michigan to actually accomplish this - maybe 1 out of 3, maybe even a little better.
It would be a great accomplishment for the team and Beilein.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Do you know how many times a||
Do you know how many times a team has won the regular season conference championship (untied) as well as the Big Ten tournament?
|5 days 5 hours ago||I'd like to see this team win||
I'd like to see this team win the Big Ten Tournament.
I am pretty sure Michigan has never won both the regular season as well as the Big Ten Tournament, and I suspect that it has happened on only a few occasions (LSA usually has this kind of info at his disposal).
Winning the Big Ten tournament would also probably get Michigan a 2 seed, just about regardless of what happens the next 2 games. But winning these would likely indicate that the team is playing very well.
|5 days 5 hours ago||I think the Big Ten is very||
I think the Big Ten is very good top to bottom, maybe the best in the country, but it does not have a dominant team.
I think the conference's overall record in the NCAA tournament will be over 500, but it wouldn't surprise me (and I actually suspect) that there will not be a Big Ten team in the final four.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Not if you don't like the||
Not if you don't like the cedar flavor imparted on the wine from the American Oak they use for barrels.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My wife has been in the wine||
My wife has been in the wine business (as distributor and importer) for almost 30 years, and I have been drinking wine for about that long. Been to California wine countries as well as Australia and New Zealand. Been a while since I've been, but here are my thoughts.
Close to the Bay Area:
Napa - Very impressive wineries, no free tastings, the people pouring are not involved in the wine-making and tend not to be all that informed. Very impersonal. Great to go once, many don't go back after visiting other areas. The base cost of tasting usually does not include reserve bottlings, single vineyards or dessert wines, and, if available, will cost much more. The one time I we were able to go to about 10 wineries in a day, but surprisingly the wines were uniformly dissapointing.
Carnaros - Actually closer to the Bay area, and there are some great wineries (I've always liked Carneros Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays like those from Acacia, Whitford and Ancien). For whatever reason, people tend not to go to Carneros and continue on to Napa and Sonoma, so you can have a very good, personable experience there if you choose the right wineries.
Sonoma - Much more rural than Napa, all wineries used to have free tasting, but that has probably changed. If you go to the smaller ones (like say Everitt Ridge) that are family owned, you probably will have someone from the family or the winemaker pour in the tasting room.
Mendocino - Much further north and near the coast, but beatiful with state parks and the such. Very rural, and can be relatively affordable. Most if not all tasting rooms are free. Sparkling wine house Roderer Estate is there, is huge and very nice, with a big tasting room, free, with few people typically there. There are a number of small wineries up there like Claudia Springs that make very good Zinfandels.
Amador and El Dorado - Near the border with Nevada due east of Sacramento and not far from Lake Tahoe, this is probably my favorite area. Most if not all tasting rooms are free. This time of the year should be beautiful. Known for Zinfandel, most wineries make many other varietals. Many of the wineries are relatively small and very, very friendly. The small town of Sutter Creek, where the gold rush started, very quaint and looks like an old western set. Many of the restaraunts support the area wineries. Rural, beautiful and affordable.
If you go to a small winery that is relatively unknown and show knowledge, interest and enthusiasm, there is a chance that they will take you back to the barrel room and give you a couple of barrel samples. This wont happen in Napa, but could in Mendocino or El Dorado.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't doubt that you had||
I don't doubt that you had conversations with someone who worked at NASA at the time, and what he believed were NASA concerns. But I don't believe the gist of the story, that NASA believed there was a possibility that the moon was made of soft dust.
Not buying it.
Given that we pretty much understood what asteroids were made of (solid stuff), and given the nature of the moon's surface (craters), it gravitational field and thus its implied mass versus it size, its pretty clear that the moon is solid, even back then.
This friend of yours - is he the same guy who thought the photoshopped MTV commercial with the planting of a big M (for MTV) flag was a real Michigan flag actually on the moon?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That is what a lot of people||
That is what a lot of people thought back then, and like you, were wrong.
Guy was the 23rd pick of the 1st round, so its not like the Raiders passed on OJ Simpson or Joe Namath. Davis' response to his critics was that Guy was worth 30 yards (or some such similar number) a game. He was that much better than all the other NFL punters. The NFL is a lot different back then, as the games were a lot more defensive oriented. A lot more 3-and-outs resulting in a lot more punting.
Guy often flipped field position (and the field battle was big back then) with 1 punt.
So yeah, he was worth the 23rd pick of the first round, and deserving of the hall of fame.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||and Burke and Hardaway,||
and Burke and Hardaway, Jr.
It is amazing how much was lost from last years team and how good it still is. I just wish they were a little better defensively.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||That list of college coaches||
That list of college coaches outperforming expectations in the NCAA tournament is, up and down, quite the list of coaches. The fact that Beilein tops it is incredible.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Or was the "daam pasta the||
Or was the "daam pasta the 8th grade level?"
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Kerrigan forgiving Harding would make no sense.||
Harding has never admitted to any knowledge nor participation in the scheme, and has never asked for forgiveness, let alone attempted any restitution. But yes, like you concluded, Harding might very well have changed her life if she did take responsibility.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||I totally agree with you||
I totally agree with you regarding Kate Smith and Tanya Roberts... but what were they thinking when they brought Shelley Hack in?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Not a lot of Shembechlers,||
Not a lot of Shembechlers, Hayes, and Bryants out there these days. A guy like Frank Kush (or in basketball, Bobby Knight) would never be tolerated today. Its a different era and there is too much stuff being caught on camera.
Bo also shunned individual awards, particularly the Heisman trophy. The AD never promoted the player for it and it seemed that Bo tried to keep some of the stats down for a few of the stars. Keeping the entire team on the same plane.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, the players were always||
Yeah, the players were always in the back. Gyros were good there, the "Italian" type food, not so much. I'm not familiar with De Longs, though.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know about Sam||
I don't know about Sam Sheppard, but Sam Elliott in the above scene works pretty good.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||That wasn't a freak game,||
That wasn't a freak game, Loyola Marymount was good and they played the most up-tempo game possible. Every game.
And Michigan's players couldn't wait to play that game, and play Loyola's tempo.
But Loyola was the best conditioned team in the country by far and was used to all of the running, and Michigan was not.
They played right into Loyola's hands and got deservedly stomped.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I witnessed that on a several||
I witnessed that on a several occasions. About one of the worse-kept secrets in town.
It was about a block off State Street on Liberty as I recall.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||If you look at him during and||
If you look at him during and just after games, there he is all sweaty with a towel draped over his shoulder. Looks like he just recovered from a panic attack.
Prior to 1989, Michigan had other teams that were just as talented. Perhaps even more talented. But always lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament, to much less talented teams.
One year Michigan almost lost their first-round game against Farliegh Dickenson.
Frieder always looked panicked at the end of a close, important game, and so did his teams.
I'll never forget guard Gary Grant's statement after yet another poor performance by both him and Michigan in the NCAA's "the NCAA tournament and Gary Grant do not go together." He was a reflection of Frieder and his teams.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I guess I see your table a||
I guess I see your table a little different.
Six or seven we win quite nicely would have to include Minnesota (7.42) and Penn State (7.67), yet you refer to 3 games that are "lean loss" which would be Ohio State (-13.87), Michigan State (-15.54) and Notre Dame (-5.96).
Seems like someone has a strong pair of Maize and Blue colored glasses.
Given the data, there seems to be 2 absolute wins (yeah, and with this team and staff, there really is no such thing as sure or absolute, but whatever), 2 very likely wins and 2 very likely losses, 1 lean loss and 5 lean wins.
To me, that looks pretty close to 7-5.
Given the team, coaches, schedule etc., it sounds about right to me.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Well, Ohio State use to have||
Well, Ohio State use to have a guy the referred to as Ole' 8-3 Earl.
I think we have 7-5 Hoke. Well, I hope that Michigan can get to 7 wins next year.
Hoke's first year was an abberation, and no, not because he had Carr's seniors.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Just because things "seem||
Just because things "seem very odd" doesn't make unfounded conclusions any more true. Carr's imminent retirement was widely speculated before the season began, but really heated up after the Appalachian State debacle. That game and Oregon probably did have an effect, though, and that was to all but guarantee an external hire. Debord and English were not going to be considered.
And to the allusion to Mary Sue Coleman's drinking before speaking at half time - you do realize that this has been attributed to her not being aware of the few second time delay between her words and when they are broadcast over the stadium. This apparently can have a great affect someone's speaking pattern.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I think the one with 100%||
I think the one with 100% ignorance is you. It is well documented that Carr wanted to retire and had to be talked in to staying for his last year by Martin and President Coleman.
Regardless of what would happen that year, Carr was 100% going to retire at the end of it. Appalachian State had nothing to do with it.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||And the answer is|
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hockey doesn't count anymore?||
Hockey doesn't count anymore?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry for your loss.||
Shouldn't be so apologetic, this is better than a majority of posts that appear on the board.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||No doubt.||
I had an uncle that was a dermatologist and, in his spare time, was a researching herpetologist. Published research papers and a book, and donated many snakes to various zoos throughout the country.
But what we didn't know until shortly before he died was that he was also in the 8th Army Air Force as a gunner in B-17s. Flew several missions over Berlin. Didn't like to talk about it, though (obviously).
Everyone should not take advantage of the time they have left with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, but also think about recording (voice or notes) some of the stories they have, particularly those about their parents and grandparents, and how life was "back in the day." My wife and I are grateful that we have done some of this, just wish we had done more.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think the data||
I don't think the data presented has much to do with whether Hoke keeps his job or not. Hoke is Dave Brandon's guy, and as long as Brandon is AD, Hoke will have a lot more latitude than he would otherwise. It would probably take a couple of 7-win seasons for Brandon to pull the trigger, and even then I doubt he would.