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|1 week 3 days ago||I think it was Carson Daly||
I think it was Carson Daly who said Go Blue.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm going to mis the||
I'm going to mis the Appalachian State game this year. I'm boarding a plane to Honolulu five minutes before kick-off and it appears my plane doesn't have wifi. I'm not sure that missing the App State game is necessarily a bad thing.
I've missed a couple of games over the past few years while traveling through Europe. Last year, I was able to watch the WMU game on BTN2Go. I was tempted to watch the ND game, but got dagger looks from my wife -- the game started at 2:30 in the morning. There is, however, something satisfying to wake up and check your electronics and learn about a triumph before you're even out of bed. I wound up watching the end of the Akron game in a hotel at the Frankfurt airport -- my wife thought I was going to have a heart attack. I might have if that last play hadn't gone Michigan's way.
|1 week 6 days ago||I posted the following this||
I posted the following this morning on a baseball site for which I write:
Whenever I see Fister (and to a lesser extent, Chris Young) pitch, I wonder if they actually outpitch the radar gun. By that, I mean they arguably let go of the ball six inches or more closer to the plate than other pitchers. One would think that would lessen the reaction time for hitters and effectively add to the speed of the pitch.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Came today!||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not me in Maryland. C'mon||
Not me in Maryland. C'mon guys, it wasn't my idea to put the Terps in the B1G.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||1967 versus Duke||
I came from the East Coast and had never been to the State of Michigan, never mind Ann Arbor, when I arrived at Michigan in August of 1967. When I told people I was going to Michigan, I had to fend off Michigan State references, since Staee was coming off its unbeaten, once tied season. I was, however, a big sport fan so I was looking forward to going to all the football and basketball games. The opener was against Duke, against whom Michigan has nver lost, although it was a close call: Michigan won 10-7 on a Frank Titus 27-yard field goal with about 10 seconds remaining. My most vivid recollection: asking my classmate why everyone was yelling Go Blue when we were playing the Blue Devils.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Actually it was 1971 that he||
Actually it was 1971 that he went nuts on the sideline. My recollection in 1969 was that he was in shock.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I was on the Daily at the||
I was on the Daily at the time. The widely circulated edition on Sunday headlined "M Blasts Bucks". I had a copy of the limited rhyming edition. Unfortunately it didn't survive my parents last move.
Clearly 24-12 is my choice.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Actually I think the last||
Actually I think the last couple of times, the Oceania leader got to play the fourth place CONCACAF country. Unfortunately this year Mexico's machinations led them to a fourth place -- actually a lucky fourth place finish -- so New Zealand got to play a much better team than one might expect. For example, I suspect New Zealand would have had an easier time with Honduras -- or Panama (who would have finished fourth if the US hadn't rallied to beat them in the final game of qualifying).
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The Nationals announced the||
The Nationals announced the signing of M pitcher James Bourque, a 14th rounder.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||New Lyrics to the Fight Song||
Hail to the Redskins!
Spuds on the Warpath!
Fight for old DC (and Prince Georges County))
Run or pass and score -- we want seconds too!
Whip 'em, gravy 'em
Touchdown! -- Let the calories soar!
Fight on, fight on 'Til you have won!
Spuds of Washington, Rah! Rah! Rah!
Hail to the Redskins!
Spuds on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe Les is worried about||
Maybe Les is worried about his kid's education. Recently I was at a cooking demonstration in New Orleans. The chef - a former NFL player - commented during the demo that he hadn't gone to college, he'd gone to LSU.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Another Klinsman take from||
Another Klinsman take from Sunday's NYTimes Magazine: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/magazine/how-jurgen-klinsmann-plans-to-make-us-soccer-better-and-less-american.html?ref=international
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Isn't it at Chad-Denard||
Isn't it at Chad-Denard Field?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||24-12 -- the real start of||
24-12 -- the real start of the Bo era -- has got to be hands down the choice. I was hired by ABC to assist in the production and before the game, they were worried about keeping fans interested in the second half, since they were assuming OSU would be up be several touchdowns by then.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Glasgow puts his life and||
Glasgow puts his life and other in danger and gets essentially a one-game suspension. Mitch M smokes a joint or two and gets a season. Yeah, that makes sense.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I noticed Maryland has had a||
I noticed Maryland has had a very good season this year. Is it with Bakich recruits or with players who came after he left?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||My recollection is the||
My recollection is the Gutierrez was going to start the opener, but it wasn't set in stone that he was the established starter.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||If we're talking baseball,||
If we're talking baseball, George Sisler probably trumps Larkin.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty much need to use||
Pretty much need to use StubHub if you don't already have tickets or an in.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure the same issues||
I'm not sure the same issues would apply to someone coming from a foreign country. The reasons for going to a JuCo might be totally different for someone like that.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I know someone who was an||
I know someone who was an academic advisor during the Amaker years. He couldn't wait for Tommy to go. He said that most of the guys Amaker recruited barely went to class. Conclusion: at least he could have won games if he wasn't getting players who wanted an education.
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||On Friday, Kentucky shot in||
On Friday, Kentucky shot in excess of 81% from the free throw line. The Harrison's were 11-for-12 and they were the ones most likely to be fouled early in the possession. Do we need to belabor this debate any further?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||This is going to take a while||
This is going to take a while to resolve, probably a year or two. After the full NLRB makes a decision, either side can take it to a US Circuit Court of Appeal. After that, the losing party can attempt to get the Supreme Court to weigh in. The Supremes are not obliged to take it, but there are enough sports fans among the nine justices that I wouldn't be surprised if they took it.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you for this scolumn||
Thank you for this scolumn and thank you JMo. This column literally brought tears to my eyes.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't be shocked to see||
I wouldn't be shocked to see someone transfer a la Smotrycz. With the incoming freshman and those guys back, someone may decide that he'd rather go somewhere where he can play something other than garbage minutes.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||How about NATIONAL Coach of||
How about NATIONAL Coach of the Year!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I was just going to post the||
I was just going to post the same thing. Not only is it an insight into Michigan football in the 20s, but it highlights perhaps the best qb in Michigan history and a qb who tends to get short shrift on this board.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||On the basketball side of||
On the basketball side of things you might want to consider Rudy T or Bill Buntin.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||And once again, no love in||
And once again, no love in this thread for Benny Friedman. He would have won the Heisman -- probably twice -- if it existed in the 20s.