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|23 hours 24 min ago||Michigan Drill times||
His times are from the full-length Day 21 Countdown to Kickoff video which had 26 seconds of Karsch time at the beginning. Just subtract 26 seconds from everything for the youtube video times.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Youth football is great||
My cousin's kid played for grades 5-7 and I worked the chain gang most games. Beats doing lawn work or some other dumb crap around the house. It's fun to cheer when a kid actually manages to kick an XP or complete a pass. In three years, they only had one kickoff where the kicking team recovered the ball because the KR kid let it roll dead like it was a punt, so that's pretty good.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Which was about all that a lot of people could do||
even if they didn't have adverse situations. It was BTN's first game and Bright House Networks in Livonia hadn't finalized the deal with BTN yet. I think Comcast did the week before, so you could see it if you weren't in the Livonia/Farmington Hills area. I didn't see a single play and had to resort to radio, and I didn't listen too intently because I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. Listening to football on radio is such a disconnect that it's hard for me to pay attention much.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I have a question for the football folks||
I'm watching the safety play at 3:28 of the 2nd video, and after the DL shifts, Miller decides to release downfield and block air. After looking at the Hokepoints of IZ, is there ever a time that the C releases downfield? Seems like the C is always covered, and the line shift from the DL shouldn't have changed that.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Geek story from U-M||
A friend of mine wanted to put the sandperson cheer on his computer for his error sound. Why, I have no idea. Back in 1996, this involved multiple steps which took us the good part of an evening to figure out how to do.
1. Wiring the sound from VCR into his roommate's computer
2. Recording the sound using the default Windows recorder
3. Outputting it as some kind of sound file
4. Transporting it via floppy disk to friend's computer
But holy shit, once he fired up that error sound, it was epic
|1 week 20 hours ago||Clark's a wildly inconsistent player||
The Michigan Drill video (Countdown to Kickoff Day 21) is an interesting look into his abilities. He absolutely explodes Braden back 2 yards in one matchup, and gets easily handled by Williams in another. I think for Big 10 media days, anonymous opposing players/coaches said he is one of the best DEs for about 6-7 plays a game; the rest of the time, he's just kind of there.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm guessing Kalis is injured||
He's been in zero practice highlights so far. The Michigan Drill video from a couple days ago had 30 matchups in it, including a bunch of walk-ons, and zero Kalis. Every OL except him showed up in that video. The dude's probably hurt.
|1 week 5 days ago||I keep refreshing to find Page Not Found||
Stick with a title OP
|1 week 6 days ago||Here's last year's Michigan Drill video||
seems really subdued compared to this year's.
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't know anything about football||
so this is just a guess on the winners/losers.
1. Bunting vs. Marshall -- close call here, go with Bunting since RB got by
2. Braden vs. Hurst, Jr. -- Hurst sheds the block here and makes the tackle
3. G. Glasgow vs. Pallante -- Pallante gets pancaked
4. Bosch vs. Godin -- Solid control by Bosch here
5. Norfleet vs. Watson -- Norfleet got a great initial burst here, but Watson still gets off the block and forces a cutback
6. Williams vs. Clark -- looks like a win for Williams here. Clark can't shed the block.
7. Magnuson vs. Pipkins -- Solid push by Magnuson, Pipkins sheds the block and makes the tackle a little downfield
8. Pliska vs. Morgan -- Some distance apart at the snap; Morgan breaks even on the initial burst and sheds the block and plugs the hole
9. Dawson vs. Henry -- Dawson gives a lot of ground right at the beginning. RB technically gets by, but doesn't really mean much when Dawson gives 2 yards at the snap
10. Miller vs. R. Glasgow -- Miller does an OK job, RB gets by
11. Bars vs. Bolden -- Bars totally owned, ends up on the ground. Bolden strips the ball and runs it the other way
12. Chesson vs Thomas -- Thomas on rollerskates here; much cheering from offensive teammates
13. LTT vs. Hurst, Jr. -- LTT owned here, Hurst sheds block and makes tackle
14. Fox vs. Wormley -- Wormley sheds the block pretty easily
15. Samuelson vs. Ross -- Some distance apart at the snap; Ross sheds the block but gets trucked by Isaac.
16. Bunting vs. Poggi -- Bunting's head is down here and Poggi sheds him no problem
17. Braden vs. Clark -- Great burst by Clark here, sheds the block no problem. Much cheering from defensive teammates.
18. Heitzman vs. Beyer -- Beyer owned here and left knee hits the ground. Cheering for Heitzman
19. Cole vs. Charlton -- Cole gets pushed back, great burst by Charlton. RB gets by, but see #9
20. Bosch vs. Godin -- Bosch controls him pretty well, Godin doesn't get off the block
21. Kugler vs. Henry (I think?) -- Henry gets an arm on the RB, but doesn't completely fly off the block. I'd call this a push.
22. Dever vs. J. Clark -- Good intial burst by Clark, forces a cutback, but Dever doesn't stop either and pushes him to the sideline. Chippiness ensues.
23. Dawson vs. Pipkins -- Pipkins sheds the block easily and makes the tackle. Cheering and chestbumps for Pipkins.
24. Miller vs. Pallante -- Miller controls pretty well, starts to hold at the end
25. Bars vs. Ferns -- So #51 is Ferns, right? Because that guy is tall; he almost looks even with Bars. He sheds the block and makes the tackle.
26. Jocz vs. Charlton (?) -- Just guessing it's Charlton, hard to tell number here. This one's a push, Charlton doesn't fly off the block or anything
27. LTT vs. Mone -- Mone easily get off the block, but doesn't quite make the tackle. Still gets the RB out of bounds. He gets some chestbumps.
28. Miller vs. Henry -- Henry sheds the block to get an arm on the RB. Push like #21
29. Pliska vs. Winovich -- Some distance apart at the snap; Winovich seems to do an OK job and would make a tackle a few yards downfield
30. Chesson vs. Watson -- Chesson has good initial burst, RB gets by, but Watson does fight back and plays through the whistle to put Chesson on his back
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Shots of Marcus Ray giving the sideline report||
from 50 yards away
plenty of Bo Denvers and Delante Hills to go around as well (less Delante Hills because of the injury, obviously)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||3x Wheel of Doom||
easily the most clueless Michigan defense I've ever seen
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Braden got beat on that play||
Clark went around him, but you can't expect Braden to win every one of those battles. Devin still had ~3 secs to make a throw and he didn't; he's got to get rid of the ball quicker. The OL is still young and we are not going to be a team where the QB can just sit back, have s'mores around a campfire, and casually throw to his 5th option. I don't think Nuss is happy with the protection on that play (unless it was intended), but he wants Devin to speed up his progression, too.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||For me, it all comes down to production against MSU||
Total points scored in regulation against MSU for the other Legends teams, 2011-2013
1. Nebraska, 24+28+28 = 80
2. Iowa, 21+13+14 = 48
3. Northwestern, 17+23+6 = 46
4. Minnesota, 24+10+3 = 37
5. Michigan, 14+12+6 = 32
Just completely inept against that team
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That Colorado game...||
I forgot about the ploy to run the clock out on 4th down, only to end up fumbling and giving them a hail mary chance at the end. That's why you punt the ball outta bounds, folks.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I love the Michigan Daily-esque "gridder" term||
I still have no idea why cager = basketball
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Weird shit happens||
After not getting in a car accident for 14 years, I got in 2 in 3 days this week (neither were my fault). I pondered whether the first accident caused me to be tentative, drive differently, and get in the second one, but there was nothing different with how I drove. Sometimes people are going to rear-end you while they're on their cell phone or run a blinking red to your blinking yellow and plow right into you and there's nothing you can do about it.
Things you think are impossibly rare actually happen fairly often, you probably just don't notice it. Another example is a very geeky one from probably 9 years ago. I used to play World of Warcraft, and there used to be a talent for warriors called sword specialization. This ability gave you a 5% chance to get an extra swing (double damage). That extra swing could also chain into another 5% chance to get a third swing, and so on. A friend of mine once had this chain 6 times for 7x damage. That's 1 chance in 64 million.
It was a moment like the scene from Pulp Fiction where the guy missed all six shots from close range and Jules thought it was divine intervention. I told him that God didn't make your sword swing 7 times, it's just really rare, and of the billions of sword swings that happen in that game any given day, I'm sure it happened probably 100 times a day, but the people didn't care; they probably just said "whoa, that's a lot of damage" and never bothered look in their combat log to realize what happened.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||I had a moment like that growing up||
My dad used to race cars as a hobby, so our family was always into racing. Dad took me to the Indy 500 when I was 9, which was 1986. This was when the Indy 500 was a big deal and NASCAR was nothing; Tony George wouldn't permanently fuck up Indy cars until the mid 90s.
Anyway, we went down there for the race, and it's raining. It rains on-and-off all day and the race gets postponed. We spend the night and it rains all day Monday (Memorial Day) as well, and we have to go home so I can go to school on Tuesday, probably never seeing the race as it would probably be run during the week. The powers that be decided that they weren't going to run during the week and they were going to postpone the race until the next weekend. Hurray! We still get a chance to see the race. I was so happy.
We go down to Indy for the second time, and race day is beautiful. Tom Sneva crashed on the pace lap. I was a HUGE Rick Mears fan and desperately wanted him to win. When you're at that age, fandom has no rationality. I don't know why I wanted Rick Mears to win, he could have been a serial killer for all I knew. I never met the guy. But Rick Mears winning was the most important thing in my entire life at that exact moment. He led with about 14 laps to go, and I almost pissed myself I was so excited. He got passed by both Bobby Rahal and Kevin Cogan in one lap, though, and ended up finishing 3rd. I was devastated and had a very similar reaction to the Brazilian soccer kid.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Dutch should have saved a sub for that other goalie I guess||
what a wipeout in the shootout
|6 weeks 3 days ago||So many goalscorers||
that the graphic on the screen has to scroll down to show them all
|6 weeks 3 days ago||It's tough to lose a parent at a young-ish age||
My dad passed away of a heart attack in 2004. He was 65 and I was 27. His passing was especially shocking because I'd just seen the guy 4 days previous for Mother's Day. My dad was a tough man and difficult to please, and for most of my childhood acted more like a demanding boss instead of a dad. It wasn't until I started getting older that I began to understand the guy better, and when I started working full time and bought my first house, I could tell he was really proud of me and just smiled a lot more every time I saw him. We were on more even terms and could connect with each other a lot better; we would talk about lawn care, fixing stuff, or corporate politics/bullshit. Things that college kids don't talk about. Unfortunately, that time was fleeting and only lasted about a year. It was a great loss and I'd lost both a parent and a mentor.
I know it's a difficult time and you have my sympathy.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Haha, the soccer ball physics are fantastic||
It's rare to see an Atari game where a projectile just stops after a short distance; usually, they are always constant speed, flying all over the place
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Makes sense||
I can imagine it being very difficult to execute that volley (I couldn't do it in a hundred tries, I know that much), and it did have certain things going for it in that it was basically served up on a platter for him and he was in a perfect position to put power behind it and place it where he wanted to. It just surprises me that there aren't "volley specialists" or something along those lines that can execute that more regularly; it was an incredibly efficient move that the defense had no way to respond to, which makes it seem like the ideal form of attack.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||So I just saw the Cahill goal||
Not a soccer person, but I always wonder why more players don't hit balls on the fly like that. You see so many wait for it to hit the ground and then fart around with touches, and by that time the defense closes on them and it's over -- is that volley just really hard to do? In my limited viewing, it's very rare for someone to do that.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Russian goalie Hagerup'ed it||
what a mistake
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I remember the Brazilian soccer name generator from 2010||
Roy Roundtree = Roundtreundo
I called him that for the remainder of his career here
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I hate these uniforms||
we're not Russia
|9 weeks 4 days ago||This sport is so funny||
4 years of prep and qualifying to have your team pretty much take a dump right on the field. The teams are so self-combustible and the wheels come off so quickly and openly for all to see, it's amazing. I can see why so many flock to the sport just for the drama aspect of it.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||They're talking about Germany-Portugal||
needing the US to beat Ghana is kind of a given
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Just want a 1-0 winner||
A high-scoring draw is basically the nightmare scenario for this game