|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Problem is...||
This team will probably finish high enough where they don't make the playoffs, but also aren't in a draft position to get more than a mediocre first round pick, not a difference maker.
I can't see them competing for a Cup for at least 5-10 years.
They'll fill the new stadium for a year or two based solely on the novelty of a new arena, not the product on the ice. Then they'll have to deal with a real tank/rebuild process to get a top pick or two.
It's bleak and this is the least Wings hockey I've watched or paid attention to in 30 years.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||No direct interaction, but...||
I sat down at a random Chicago restaurant for lunch just as two people were leaving their booth. The first thing I hear, "well, they beat Michigan, so that's all I care about." Exuent.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I give up. You win,||
I give up. You win, universe.
|16 weeks 9 hours ago||I'll buy one.||
I'll buy one.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||We're way ahead of||
We're way ahead of you:
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|18 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, but I was hoping for it||
Yeah, but I was hoping for it to be embroidered into the garment to appear more like a Michigan-specific product.
As it is, it seems more like they just make a million navy colored garments and sew on "random customer logo" for every team that has similar colors. Which is probably exactly what they do, but you're paying a premium for "your team here's" cheap logo sewn on versus just buying the generic navy garment with no team branding.
I got a Cutter and Buck polo like that a few years ago and immediately sent it back for the same feeling of logo sewn on generic navy shirt that they probably reuse for 50 different teams.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||"I found the stitched-on||
"I found the stitched-on block M to look and feel a little cheap."
I agree. I got the "Elite Coaches Dri-Fit Half Zip Jacket" from fanatics.com and I thought it might be fake cuz it seemed like such a tacked-on Michigan logo. Otherwise, it's a fine piece of clothing and fits well.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||So when you say, "Chicago has||
So when you say, "Chicago has far more kamakazi cyclist than inattentive drivers," you really mean, "the ~10 square block area that I'm familiar with has lots of dangerous cyclists in it." Which is a subjective statement based on limited experience hyperbolically applied to a city the area of 234 sq miles. That is moronic.
My experience is based on 4-5 times more daily travel including a 4 mile stretch from near the lake through all areas of the loop and several miles into the surrounding neighborhoods. So yes, I can objectively state that your claim of number of kamakazi cyclists vs inattentive drivers within the city of Chicago is absurdly false and stupid. Additionally, a high number of negative mgopoints is typically indicative of someone who is prone to making false and stupid statements.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I've walked 6-8 miles per day||
I've walked 6-8 miles per day on almost every week day for years in Chicago. Several times a week I could easily be hit by inattentive drivers. Maybe once every 6 months am I ever in danger from a cyclist.
I'm guessing there's a reason for your points status.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Buy a bottle of Johnnie||
Buy a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Sure, it's blended, but it's freakin' delicious and it's something most people would never spend the money on for themselves.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||caption||
Hoke: "You clap three times, then say the magic words..."
No. 2: "You cray"
|2 years 12 weeks ago||"But he's not Dave||
"But he's not Dave Brandon."
OK, where do I buy the t-shirt?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I literally just laughed out||
I literally just laughed out loud to turn on Minnesota 48 - Iowa 7, after the numbers Iowa put up last week. BIG TENNNNNN!!!
|2 years 17 weeks ago||This is Hoke's Josh Groban moment||
This is downright fucking embarrassing.
Let Shane play so he can get his suck out this year instead of next and get this fucking thing over with.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||We know it wasn't Gardner who threw the spear...||
cuz it would have missed the field completely and hit one of the fans.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||So sad that in a game against||
So sad that in a game against State, the very best outcome I can think of is coming away saying, "well, that could have been a lot worse." sigh
|2 years 20 weeks ago||If you're happy and you know||
If you're happy and you know it...
|2 years 20 weeks ago||It's all a nefarious plan, I||
It's all a nefarious plan, I tells ya!
Hoke is so smart, he realizes that by destroying all the historical records of achievement that Michigan "used to" own, we'll have to start fresh. Michigan will no longer be the problem at Michigan.
You're a genius, Coach!!!
|2 years 20 weeks ago||At least a guy that knows the||
At least a guy that knows the history of the program is creating it. End of "no 3 losses before October" and "no 2 conference losses to start the season". Way to go coach! Way to make history!
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Congrats Rich Rod. I am now||
Congrats Rich Rod.
I am now convinced Michigan will never get better. Nothing that our team has done this season has made me feel as bad as seeing that Arizona victory.
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|2 years 21 weeks ago||ngnix||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||hAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHH||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Insurmountable!||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Srsly question, you guys.||
Srsly question, you guys. This Shane Morris fellow has actually played at the quarterback in the football before, yes? I mean, he didn't just win a radio contest or something to get the job, right?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Here's the MGoBanner I made||
Here's the MGoBanner I made when Hoke was hired just in case things didn't work out so well. I think it's probably about time...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||lol||
I logged into ESPN3 for a larff and they were showing Ave Maria at Mercer. Seemed about right.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||MAC level coaches = MAC level product||
Can we at least bring in the coaches from Northern Illinois?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Just cuz...||
STOP FUCKING LOSING TO GODDAMNED FUCKING MICHIGAN FUCKING STATE YOU FUCKING USLESS FUCKING ASSHOLES!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||On the bright side,||
Nebraska is gettin' their ass kicked...
Nope, that doesn't really help at all. :(
|3 years 23 weeks ago||LOL||
I believe this was the point in the Live Blog where I posted, "Nix is short and squat"
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Guess I'm the first to say,||
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Should've saved the REM song for next week,||
"Gardnering at Night"
|3 years 25 weeks ago||44-13 Blue||
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Drinking Ruby Redbird (comes||
Drinking Ruby Redbird (comes in 12 pack cans now!) while waiting out my 4-hour delivery window for some shelving from The Container Store. Entering hour 4 now, predicting delivery sometime around 4:59 (CT). Ugh.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Homemade fan sign||
Ah, those were the days.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||LOL||
Terrell quote on how they called him, "Toe-mas Brady"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Yeah, that missed field goal||
Yeah, that missed field goal just killed me. Those in the house with me thought I was nuts.
The elation after the missed PAT was insane.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Drinkin' Ruby Redbird||
I remember watching this game at a friend's parent's house while on vacation in the U.P.
I was a wreck as it went into overtime.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I played at Elbel all the||
I played at Elbel all the time while in school. Michigan hockey players were frequently playing with us over there.
If you know anybody who plays, let me know and maybe we can get something going.
To add to my post: up until about 6 years ago when the hawks got good, I used to go to every Wings/hawks game and there were 75% Wings fans there. With "Let's go Red Wings" chants drowning out the moronic "Detroit Sucks" chants the mouth breather "fans" are so pleased about. See, there's one difference, we actually cheer on our team rather than just denigrating the opposing team. That's the kinda thing that a Nashville fanbase does, i.e., know-nothing hockey fans.
I got a free ticket from a friend to a hawks/avs game about 10 years ago. Even though I hate both teams, I figured I'd go just to see a pro game. There couldn't have been more than 5000 people in attendence. It was disgraceful for an Original Six team. Tell me again how great that hawks fanbase is. What a joke.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I've lived in Chicago for 17 years||
I'm from Michigan and played hockey since the late 70s.
After I graduated from UM in 95, I lived in San Fran for a year as I thought of going to grad school at either Cal or Stanford (top programs for my field of study). That didn't turn out and I eventually needed to get a real job to support myself. But in the meantime, I found multiple places to play inline hockey in SF neighborhoods as well as an indoor rink there, not far from Giants' stadium.
I ended up moving to Chicago as I had some contacts here and family still in Detroit area. I was pretty happy to be moving back to an Original Six city, thinking I'd get all kinda hockey action here. Well, turns out, if I talked to anyone about hockey here, they looked at me like I was from the moon. They don't give the least amount of fucks about it unless their team is in first place.
I've only found one place to play outdoor inline hockey here and that was from some random Craigslist post I found, and they only played at 10 in the morning on Sundays on the far north side of the city. You'll never find a group of people just playing in some neighborhood here. People don't play or care about the game in the city. I did end up playing at Johnny's Ice House for a few years when I had some friends from Detroit who played here.
I realize that old man Wirzt did plenty to hurt hockey in this city, but you are full of shit if you think the people here care the slightest about it when the Hawks are no good. It is the biggest bandwagon population in professional sports.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||The Hockey Gods were happy to||
The Hockey Gods were happy to let the Wings win while no one had hope. As soon as hope was in the fans' hearts, the Gods took it away.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Well, also, after the whole||
Well, also, after the whole Te'o thing, ND pretty much has to distance itself from any player scandals.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Old man needs to go||
They need young blood. Winning with the worlds best squad by 25 points over the second place team isn't enough. Next year they'll win by 50!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||What a great final||
That play by Subotic to save a goal may have been the best defensive play I've ever seen.
Cheers to Bayern, though I could never root for them against any German squad.
I'd like to see Ribery spend 2 minutes on the ice amongst NHLers. What a flopping pansy.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||GORDIE BELL!!!||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Not to mention||
It's totally fake!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||SHHHHHHH||
No it's not, nothing to see here. Move along.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||A town in Ohio (probably)||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||In Space...||
No one can hear you scream.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||This was so awesome.||
Thanks so much, Heiko and Al.
This gave me so much joy to read at work. Getting to the Bubble Screen stuff was priceless.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Diplomat vs||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I meant to reply to michimoby||
I meant to reply to michimoby and his/her comments about a political figure.
But still, a politician was elected by some percent of the electorate. Now, go poll everyone in the universe you ever meet and find out how many actually liked the Cathy comic strip. Your argument is invalid.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Politics are verboten, bitte.||
Politics are verboten, bitte.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||This person understands this||
This person understands this game.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Ugh, this freakin' team!||
Boos and Booze (vodka water + lime)! If the duckies weren't so focused on whining and imploding, we'd be doomed.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Paging Corey Perry,||
Mr. Perry, your bag of dicks is ready.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Scores are ok, but||
I had to go $77.16 for Lewan staying and for Denard bein' Denard.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Reign in Blood, man. :(||
Reign in Blood, man.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||That Gardner floater reminds||
That Gardner floater reminds me of Trey Burke's floaters.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Jake Ryan sans flo sighting.||
Jake Ryan sans flo sighting.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Nice that we had to wait 10||
Nice that we had to wait 10 minutes for Ohio spring game overflow.
It's not freakin' live, edit that crap!
|3 years 47 weeks ago||UGH!||
Found it, but it's sold out in wearable sizes everywhere. Bummer.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Yeah,||
Exactly. Where'd you find that? Great look, particularly compared to most of the tacky team gear.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||You would think he's done,||
But it was pretty surprising that the fans really didn't go negative on the home team.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||WOW!||
That was the sweetest nil-nil draw I've ever seen.
Sure, we got some breaks, but considering the squad we were fielding, this was pretty remarkable. Beasley with a yellow 7 minutes in made me think we were absolutely doomed.
I've got to get one of those shirts that Klinsmann was wearing. That was pretty killer.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Monkey Rodeo always wins...||
Unless Mitch McGary is an option.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||When Michigan loses...||
HA! Sparty successfully trolled.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Thank you for your good work,||
Thank you for your good work, Tae.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Beat me to it.||
Everyone here should read Scorecasting.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||This reminds me why I wasn't||
This reminds me why I wasn't upset with the NHL lockout, it's painful to watch play like this. The Wings looked similar for much of the latter half of last season.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Schalke and Dortmond have a||
Schalke and Dortmond have a natural derby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revierderby, so there's that.
I was a Schalke fan before they got Jones. I don't much care for him either.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Bundesliga futbol. I was a||
I was a Schalke fan long before Brian made it cool to not like them.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||So this occurred to me after||
So this occurred to me after hearing Brent/Herbie diss the SEC for their chump schedule this week: Maryland + Rutgers = 9 game conference schedule with built-in patsies + xtra viewers and potential to play B1G championship in NY/MD.
Rutgers has to go to Ohio's division and the Turtles to ours.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I will always have a good||
I will always have a good word to say for Rich Rodriguez for bringing Denard Robinson to my alma mater.
Charles Woodson was a freshman the year I graduated.
Special players are special.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||The anti-Colorado hail mary||
The anti-Colorado hail mary loss.
Many happies are haz'd.
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|4 years 19 weeks ago||Oldie but goodie...||
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|4 years 20 weeks ago||F Me!||
Donny MF Kelly!
The Walkoff Wizard!
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Don't forget Phil Coke.||
Our "Loogey" (HT Blessyouboys.com) reliever has been killing us for months now.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Big Ten Champion Will not be||
Big Ten Champion
|4 years 22 weeks ago||We won. But then, we really||
We won. But then, we really didn't. That's sad.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Bo shoutout...DRINK!!!||
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Player introductions...||
Each team had a Wolverine directly followed by a player from Ohio.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Take the first sportbook line||
Take the first sportbook line you find v ND.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Herbstreit, "This Notre Dame||
Herbstreit, "This Notre Dame team is relevant."
Bubble popping is so sweet.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||ND ball. Clock stopped at||
ND ball. Clock stopped at 4:20.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||They can't score more than||
They can't score more than us. Their secondary is hurting so they may stop the run, but Denard will carpetbomb them.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Woah!||
Cierre Wood doing his best Mike Hart impression.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Thank you, Tae!||
I kicked in the other day when I saw Brian post about this.
I even got my mom to pledge. She's a master gardener and has done a lot of volunteering on Belle Isle. I'd love to see this thing blow up and potentially lead to something in Detroit.
Really proud to see a great Michigan Man do such good work.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Thanks.||
I saw that one with the sound turned off and had no idea what the message was supposed to be.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||HTTV FTW!||
Just got mine today.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||While I agree on the bad penalties,||
he did have 30 points last year, hardly "barely producing anything" for a bottom 6 guy.
How many of the Wings bottom 6 barely produced 30 points?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I turned on a football match...||
and a hockey game broke out!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Fantastic!||
That old man sure can strike!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Short of a flukey own goal||
Very nice half from this squad.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Oh snap!||
That was quick!
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Like cheering for Ohio in a bowl game...||
There's always some joy in seeing them lose.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||2 fantastic keepers. This||
2 fantastic keepers. This should be good.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||May be general dislike of Germany...||
You know, after that whole war thing a lot of people still hold a grudge. I know the Czechs do.
My brother lives in Berlin, everyone was pretty excited to root against Bayern in the Bundesliga championship match the other week. I haven't heard from him about the concensus on today's match.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I read an article about this||
I read an article about this match that said, "aside from fans of each team, their respective nations will all be cheering for the other side."
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Reminds me of watching the Red Wings||
They dominate 75% of possession then give up a goal on the one or two chances the other team finally gets.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I'm conflicted||
Some German friends got me interested in soccer so I've always been a follower of the Bundesliga and root for the national team (when the U.S. isn't involved).
But Bayern is the NY Yankees of the league, so it's kinda hard to cheer for them. I'm a Schalke fan.
The one thing I know for sure, Ribery is one ugly SOB!
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Hart, Graham, Long||
Hart, Graham, Long
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Raburn got his semimonthly||
Raburn got his semimonthly hit!
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I used to do MLBTV||
But got tired of connection problems. I'm sure it's gotten better since then, but it was so frustrating that I'm done with them.
Plus, I've got a big HDTV that I don't run my computer into, so it'd be a waste to watch on laptop vs 52" screen. Still don't always get hi-def games though, comcast sucks that way. Same with Red Wings games. Hockey in lo-def on a hi-def TV is awful.
I do miss Mario and Rod, though. Haven't gotten them very often this year. I think every game of this road trip has been the opposing team's announcers. These guys in Oakland are the worst.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Good old MLB Extra Innings||
Second Verlander start in a row where I've got to wait for them to switch to the Tigers game because the previous game ran long. Marlins get a walk-off grand slam off the pride parade float.
$200/season to regularly miss the first inning of a team I don't much like watching this year.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||All our mojo are belong to||
All our mojo are belong to football? Please!
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Why not go for Jeff Carter?||
Sure he's got a forever contract, but the cap hit is limited and Holland has been all about forever contracts. We need a top 6 forward to compete in the playoffs this year. We'll have plenty of money off the books to worry about defensemen next year.
He'll provide the physicality and scoring that Z isn't ever going to -- I'm convinced he's got a perpetual back problem that will forever prevent him from being a significant "offensive" factor on this team again, his defense is just swell.
Q: What do you call the area of a hockey rink below the circles and outside of the trapezoid?
A: Zetterberg's shot chart!
Q: How do you have the most shots on your team but never score?
A: Only take backhands, like Zetterberg!
|5 years 14 weeks ago||k, so now are we gonna say...||
"Rich Rodriguez could come in and not fix some of the problems on offense"
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Ugh. So many words.||
To put it very precisely and simply:
Lots of low % shots = few goals.
If you want to do the proper analysis, which I've thought of but don't know if the data is there and don't really have the free time, plot out shot location per game for the last 3-4 years.
Just watching the games I can see we are getting all our shots from the boards, from the point and from at or behind the goal line. Consistently, game in and out. Those shots don't score. End of story.
If you don't take shots from inside the dots and take the puck to the net, you don't score. Simple.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I just can't not want to explode the universe right now.||
I had given up on the game after their last score. And I felt calm and accepting about that.
But to actually come back and have that score that was a score on the play there where we scored get called a not score makes very bad things come from my mouth at a very loud volume.
Lots more booze than normal is required, and there is normally a whole lot to begin with. Amy Winehouse, we may yet meet in person.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I saw that live...||
as soon as the camera started to pan off him he went back to cheering normal, so I assume he thought he was being funny/clever. In fact, he will become douchiest guy ever around the internets for the rest of his life.
Good luck with that, kid!
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Zookered!||
Only perfect FG kicker fails when it counts most.
WTF with Scheelehouse (sic?) leaping every time he throws?!
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Here's what I see on both sides...||
Guys that want to DESTROY someone.
Not guys with wide eyes who look like, "oh noes, what do I do!"
We will be there, but we are far from there yet.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I blame the part...||
where the one guy couldn't put the football anywhere near where the other guys were at and were hoping to catch said ball.
That seems to be a recurring theme this year.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Great. Guess I'm just||
Great. Guess I'm just "lucky".
|5 years 20 weeks ago||No...||
as soon as I dialed in I got a message that they were aware of an outage in my area and that I didn't have to wait to report it, but that it should be repaired by midnight.
Was wondering if it's localized to just where I happen to be or if it's throughout all Chicago-land.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Um, yeah...it's WollfoRk.||
Um, yeah...it's WoolfoRk. Haven't we already established that meme from years past.
But Countess was an absolute champ, so t'sall goodt!
|5 years 24 weeks ago||k. so i was correct in every thing i stated and assumed.||
where exactly do you get to claim a win?!
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Wow, you are so clever, I bet you "almost" got in to Michigan.||
If your futbol knowledge comes from halftime shows, then you shouldn't be commenting on the sport.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Not sure I've heard this announcing crew before,||
but they are honestly pretty funny. I've lol'd several times. Clever, sarcastic stuff, not the usual moronic, "clowning around" stuff announcers do.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Dunno where this comment should go.||
I haven't been able to access the site with Firefox 6 since after the game yesterday. I thought it was blown up on purpose, but finally pulled out IE and I can get in.
Anybody know what's going on with Firefox?
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Thanks.||
That adds to the conversation.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Understood.||
I was going to throw out all the caveats, but they were absolutely lacksidaisical and without technique. That's been the case with virtually all US teams. That's why I say you may need to start very young to get the proper technique and mindset developed.
Regardless of the lineup, a country with the resources and population of the US should be able to dominate a team like Costa Rica and be able to at least "compete" with the best teams in all of the Americas, not just North and Central America. We have never been able to play near the level of a Brazil or Argentina, or probably Uraguay and Paraguay.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Sad.||
Forget Mexico, apparently our new greatest rival is Costa Rica.
Jurgen certainly has his work cut out for him, perhaps it just can't be done in this country without a decades' long plan that starts at the very lowest levels of footy.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I normally drink booze, but get beer for game day.||
Right now I'm doing Fris vodka + soda + lime.
But I went looking for beer for tomorrow and everything is Oktoberfests and Pumpkin Ales and such, and it's been 100 DEGREES for the last 2 days in Chicago. This don't feel anything like footbawwww weather!
My new absolute favorite booze is Hendricks Gin, I drank Bombay Sapphire for years when I would drink gin (not so often, mostly vodka), but I much prefer Hendricks.
Here's a Detroitini recipe:
4 parts Hendricks (whatever you decide a "part" equals)
1 part McClure's (http://www.mcclurespickles.com/) garlic pickle juice
Capful realime or 1 real lime
1 teaspoon giardiniera liquid
Fill shaker with ice, add ingredients and shake like Jesus was gunna judge you on that shizzle!
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Cuz there's football hurt...||
then there's futbol hurt.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||He is good...||
because he plays like a world-class player. And frankly, being a diving, douchey, pussy is the way that all world-class players play.
In general, the US is at a disadvantage because we are taught to "throw some dirt on it and get back out there," and not be a pussy and wail around until magic spray and towel comes out. We need to learn to become more douchey to be effective against the world in futbol. SRSLY.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I would imagine so.||
It's just a friendly. Their league clubs pay them to play.
If it were WC qualifying time, they would schedule it so all internationals could play with their national team.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||It's not about last year.||
It's that they've won a hypothetical NC much more recently and see our "winningest program ever" as a fluke of a bygone era.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Well done on the FEIs, thanks.||
"Moral of the story is, Florida and Texas are a ways off from being in the upper echelon on college football right now."
Sure, but isn't Michigan, also.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I don't know what the "KAS||
I don't know what the "KAS Governor's Leadership Scholarship" is. Do you have a link?
I'm interested in the Woodson ball, but I'm likely to be more generous when I can personally relate to a cause.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||That is a very good insight.||
With Coach Rod, it seemed like he was lazy and didn't work hard enough to prove that he's really a football player. At the same time, the defensive coaching motivation was about as bad as it could be for a guy like that who needs to be taught in year one that he needs to change his attitude.
It looks like the current staff is able to provide all the motivation in the world, but it may be too late to make a difference in his career.
A pity, really.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||So, a walk-on is...||
"not necessarily taking a spot from Campbell", and Campbell is "competin'".
I've said it before and taken a lot of negs for it, but I'll say it again, is Big Will just not that bright or talented, and can't pick up schemes?
Did he only get rated the way he did because he was so much bigger than his high school competition that he didn't need to develop technique or football smarts?
|5 years 27 weeks ago||This is Ryan Raburn quality,||
"zero-tool" posting right here. Well played.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I'm on MLB Extra Innings...||
so I'm getting Gary Thorne and whoever the other guy is from Balmore.
Gary Thorne is so connected to hockey and the Wings for me that it always seems odd to hear him call a ballgame.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Benoit is ass?||
Benoit is not ass?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Am I the only one who got only so far then said...||
WhoTF is John McColgan?!
|5 years 29 weeks ago||WINNING!||
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Way to know stuff...||
and ruin everything for everybody. :(
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I've always assumed that||
I've always assumed that Journey knew nothing of Detroit and since the "Southside" is rough and ghetto in places like Chicago, they figured South Detroit must be the baddest-of-all-ass places to come from.
People try to claim it's Down River, but it's Windsor.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Not only that...||
It occurred to me that Journey probably played at Cobo Hall quite a bit, basically the heart (Hart) of downtown. So if they looked due south they would have seen nothing but water and Canada.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Thunderstruck...||
Is the song they open games with at Comisky-cellular field in Chicago. Never ever need to hear that.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||k, so how many people said...||
GD Verlander! When he gave up the hit?
It's almost expected that he's going to go a long way before anyone hits him, particularly against the Royals.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||It was the equivalent...||
of the Tigers giving up Oliver, Turner AND Porcello.
K, so what's that gonna do for them?
You kinda gotta luv the deal (in the long term) as a Tigers fan.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||So Cleveland,||
who has given up some of the best pitchers in the league over the years, decided to give up their entire future of prospects to maybe contend with Ubaldo?
Whoever gets in from the Central is dead meat any way. Why give up so much?
|5 years 30 weeks ago||That was my first thought.||
I don't rememer the professor, it was the early 90s, but he had a similar quote. When I took it, it was called "Drugs of Abuse, Brain and Behavior" and was dealing with neurotransmitters and whatnot
I concentrated in Cognitive Neuroscience, but I don't think there was even a basic "Psychology" degree at the time and so just came away with a B.S. and about 40 more science credits than required.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||This is perfect for the Wings...||
because all the overspending in a poor free agent crop this year will leave teams out of the bidding for a better class next year.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||lol!||
I can live with this relatively cheap and short contract. Don't see him sticking around longer.
Hopefully this positions us to go after Shea Weber or similar next year.
We overpaid a bit for E, but have gotten by relatively cheaply with the rest. Gotta hope there's a good chunk of money left for a productive forward. However, looks like the backup goalie market is getting expensive.
...this just in! Owen Nolan wants back in the NHL. Dear God, Kenny, not him!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Being based in Chicago...||
I can't count or recall all the travel problems I've had, particularly trying to get back to Detroit for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Detroit to Chicago is a 45 minute flight. I have sat on the tarmac for 3 hours in Detroit, with someone tugging on the back of my seat the entire time.
I've had flights cancelled and had to go home after waiting for 5-6 hours in the airport. At least when I'm stuck in the airport, rather than on a plane, I can get a beer or 10.
I am almost always delayed for longer than the flight duration no matter the weather. I've also had luggage not show up and have to be delivered a few times.
Flying misery is so common that my friends and family are actually surprised when I land on time. Lots of times the flight crew just doesn't show up and we have to wait for another crew to depart.
Good times. I always look forward to what awaits me at the airport.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Heck...||
I thought it was Germany against Honduras:
|5 years 36 weeks ago||I'd buy the cap.||
I originally thought it was some stippally pattern like oregon would wear in the M, based on the leaked non-jersey image. But now I see that it's a vintage stitching pattern and it kinda works. I've seen Stall & Dean and/or Ebbett's Field Flannels use that historically accurate stitching.
The t-shirts are tacky, however.
I bought a presale customized #1 jersey. I figure if it's tacky and I don't want it, I'll double my money on ebay when they sell-out and everyone wants one after the game. Plus it comes with some commemorative coin that's supposed to be a "$20 value".
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Holland @ Brazil friendly is about to start.||
If you have whatever Mexican TV station I'm seeing it on (WXFT in Chicago for whatever that's worth). Can't tell what the network is, but I'm getting it in HD. Should be a good time killer until the US match.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I'm curious if he's just not very bright.||
Both coaches seemed to imply, or state, repeatedly that WC just doesn't grasp the concepts.
I have been wondering for a while now if he wasn't just so much bigger than any high school competition that he could move them at will and seem like a beast, but that he really doesn't have a football IQ,
|5 years 45 weeks ago||The "Intent to blow the whistle" rule||
has been around for a few years now. The Wings have gotten screwed by it several times. It's part of the game now and I knew that goal wouldn't count.
It was pretty close in real time, slowing it down just makes it look worse. You can tell the point at which the ref would say it was covered and was whistling the play based on that.
Not saying it's right, just the way it is now and you have to deal.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Even before it went to overtime...||
...I thought that it was one of the best hockey games I have watched since some of the Wings overtime playoff games from the late 90s/early 00s. Just as emotional too, that made me sad.
I lived in the U.P. for some of my childhood and saw UMD games all the time, so good on them.
Recipe for success:
1 32oz Mason jar filled w/ ice
Vodka to the top of the "Mason"
1 cap full Reallime
Fill w/carbonated water
Repeat as necessary.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Everything about basketball officiating is arbitrary.||
You have to hit your shots, and we didn't.
They will grow from this and hopefully build some pride in being "Michigan" basketball.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||With those dreamy eyes...||
who could resist Flenory?
He's a hypmotist I tells ya!
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Lloyd Brady Represents, Yo!||
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Wait, wut shirt?||
|6 years 20 hours ago||I see the entire ice surface,||
I may be missing some of the crowd to the sides of the boards. I don't care about the rink besides the ice surface.
The San Jose game with the FSND feed was just fine, did they only switch over to widescreen in the couple days since then?
|6 years 23 hours ago||I pay for the NHL Center Ice package||
and get FSN Detroit feeds all the time. FSN Detroit and virtually all "foreign" teams display a scoreboard graphic in the center of the screen. I don't think I'm missing any part of the hockey rink, they are merely choosing to broadcast their (NHL Network) graphics to the specifications of an HD TV, thus purposely excluding non-HD viewers.
|6 years 23 hours ago||That was a brutal call...||
New NHL, yadda, yadda, yadda.
|6 years 1 day ago||I'm on a CRT that weighs 80lbs,||
no "fill screen" capabilities.
I guess my point is that I'm watching the "non-HD" channel of NHL network, but they are pushing only the HD feed to both their channels, so I don't see everything.
I'm a professional web developer, for the most part I need to still code down to IE6 standards when I work for corporations today.
So, with that in mind, NHL network (who is dying for any audience they can get) is only pushing HD technology so that much of their audience will not be able to see their HD-based graphic positioning? Is that a good decision, or are they killing themselves?
|6 years 1 day ago||No,||
I don't have HD, I assume that is why this is happening, but they have both a normal and HD channel on my cable. Why would they push only the HD feed, and why would they not know that half of their viewers wouldn't be able to see <Graphic force left of wide HD screen/ ???
|6 years 1 day ago||I'm watching on TV,||
can't reformat the resolution.
|6 years 1 week ago||1-||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||doin sumthin, doin sumthin...||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||(Totally anal point,||
but apostrophe (') denotes feet and quote (") denotes inches)
|6 years 2 weeks ago||MVP! MVP!||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Thank you.||
Hey, does someone need to go check on Denarded? Maybe he fell into a crevasse during the storm.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I dunno, something tells me...||
that all this notariety may be going to his head.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Dear God, Mariotti!||
I've been in Chicago for the past 15+ years, and I read the Sun Times every day at lunch.*
Mariotti was the absolute worst! I recall his "going away to join the l33t innerwebs while you dweebs in print die off" column. Boy am I glad he's gone to die a cyber death.
*The reason I read that has nothing to do with quality of journalism, but rather because it was tabloid fold style whereas the Tribune was double fold (has now gone tabloid) and was too big to page through in a small area when you had a sandwich in one hand.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Dude, it's jokes.||
Dude, it's jokes.
(But, shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell Hackney!)
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Sure beats that Hackney||
Sure beats that Hackney asshole.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||So, you make my point for me and we are in agreement.||
The original posit was:
If someone can provide a reasonable dispute to this, I'm all ears."
I think we've clearly provided a reasonable dispute that "high population of black people does not (necessarily) = best football players"
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Per your article...||
"In the National Football League, 42% of the players are black."
That doesn't sound like a "dominance" to me.
Why aren't the best atheletes from NYC, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, or other major northern cities with large or primarily black populations?
I say it's more due to the emphasis of football as the #1 sport down south, than purely black population. The north of the country has plenty of atheletes that go into hockey, soccer, or any number of winter sports that don't exist in the south.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I was getting the Detroit broadcast on NHL Center Ice.||
Did the long camera angles look like they were from outer space?
San Jose is like that, too. The cameras are in the rafters or something. I don't get it with a Canadian team. You can hardly see the puck when it's down low.
The main camera in The Joe is like 16 rows up.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||This is a good read...|
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Now that's a good dog!||
Now that's a good dog!
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I tried...||
alas, my webcam quality is shit and between that and the web feed, you couldn't see anything happening other than the outline of the tree.
There's always good stuff going on out there, maybe I'll have to buy a quality digital video camera that could properly record it.
BTW, Dell support is absolute shit (though I do like their computers). I couldn't find my webcam software online and had to dig around to find the install disk I got with the thing 3 years ago.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I'm working on it. Signed up at ustream.||
I think I removed some web cam components so need to update, but I'll get something up if I can.
This storm isn't going to stop for at least 12 hours.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||There is a large ominous tree, like out of a Tim Burton movie,||
across the street. I'm on an alley, so the wind isn't moving down a tunnel of buildings, it's moving in all directions, like liquid. The snow is fine, so it is acts as smoke in the wind, frequently moving upwards. And it's all colored orange.
Even if I had a good still camera, it wouldn't capture what you'd see.
It's gonna get mighty cold if the power goes out.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Too bad,||
this shit is gettin' crazy and it's not even bad yet.
The streetlight is orangish, so it adds a nice creepy hue. Y'all should see this!
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Don't forget the class of cat haters, like me,||
who tend to stop breathing and die when around cat hair.
Now dogs I got not problems with.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Cats are so last week.||
It's all about bunnies, now!
|6 years 3 weeks ago||"There is not a perfect way to fire..."||
Sure there is, DB should have just set his Facebook status to "Coachless"
|6 years 3 weeks ago||So if there's no classes at MSU...||
does that mean the students are more, or less likely to be assaulted by football players?
|6 years 3 weeks ago||approved as always!||
approved as always!
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Snip Snap...||
who's on time, who's on time!