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|1 week 10 hours ago||Before That, There Was "Tate for Heisman?"||
|1 week 3 days ago||I Hate When Baxter's Kicked||
When that happens, I find myself in a glass case of emotion.
|1 week 3 days ago||Why? Is Quinn Nordin A Witch?|
|1 week 3 days ago||Information Embargo||
It's fair to protect the privacy of these students, so it's reasonable for Michigan's coaches to shelter the media and the public from details that the students don't want disclosed.
During fall camp, Drake Johnson was interviewed, and I believe he said that he was feeling fine after that forklift injury. However, he has yet to see any action, and I don't know whether he has dressed for any game.
Has there been any further mention of Noah Furbush and Wyatt Shallman since before the Hawaii game?
|1 week 4 days ago||Some Forgotten Men -- "Wha Happened" to Them?||
This was the first game where you could see the impact of Michigan’s missing Jourdan Lewis, Taco Charlton and Bryan Mone on defense. But there are others who might’ve been contributing to the team depth this season, and while they’re missing in action, they seem to have been forgotten.
In his pre-forklift-injury life, fifth-year senior Drake Johnson seemed to be in line for regular work at running back this season. During fall camp, future aerospace engineer Noah Furbush, a junior, had received some positive reviews for his work at linebacker. Redshirt junior Wyatt Shallman also might’ve been used at linebacker this season, but he has yet to play this season, and I don’t recall reading about his being injured. In the words of Mike LaFontaine, owner and founder of High Class Management, “Wha happened?”
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Two Blocks North of You That Morning||
In a client meeting after working through the night in my office. When I heard that the bridges and tunnels to and from NYC were closed and that vehicular traffic was bumper to bumper throughout Manhattan, I had no choice but to stay in the office, rather than trying to walk over 30 miles home.
By the time I closed my office a little after 5:00 PM, the other 150 or so people in my firm's offices had left hours before then. Walking east from Lexington Avenue towards the 59th Street Bridge, to the garage where my car was parked, at what should have been rush hour in midtown Manhattan, the only other people I saw on the streets were police officers and military personnel, and almost all of the vehicles on the roads were from police and fire departments, the military and medical first responders.
It brought back sad memories of sitting in a high school biology class on a Friday in November 1963 when a public address announcement was made that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I Think That It's A U-24 Team from the USA and Canada||
LINK to Team North America's roster. It seems like Team North America and Team Europe were added to the World Cup in order to have two eight-team groups. Team North America is in Group B with Russia, Sweden and Finland. USA and Canada are in Group A with the Czech Republic and Team Europe. Top teams in each group go to cross-over games the semi-finals (A1 vs. B-2 and B-1 vs. A-2.)
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Did You Stay at A Holiday Inn Express Last Night?||
If so, you're qualified to provide "the same uninformed speculation that has already flooded this thread."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Slippery Rock - 31 University of New Haven - 28||
Like Michigan, The Rock started the season with a victory at home!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Nice to See Michael Dwumfour and Rashan Gary Playing Together||
I believe that New Jersey residents Rashan Gary and Michael Dwumfour have been close friends for many years. Although they came to Michigan from different high schools (Gary from Paramus Catholic; Dwumfour from DePaul Catholic), it was nice to see that yesterday they got to play together in a game. LINK
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry; Forgot to List Ron Johnson Among Those Who Didn't Play||
According to the post-game notes on player participation, Ron Johnson was one of the scholarship freshmen who did not get into the game.
There was a moment when Ron Johnson appeared onscreen walking into the tunnel. Looked like he was wearing number 17.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Player Participation per MGoBlue.com||
Scholarship Freshmen who played (16): Devin Asiasi, Ben Bredeson, Devin Bush, Kekoa Crawford, Kingston Davis, Michael Dwumfour, Chris Evans, Rashan Gary, Lavert Hill, Khaleke Hudson, David Long, Eddie McDoom, Sean McKeon, Josh Metellus, Michael Onwenu, Josh Uche
Scholarship Freshmen who did not play (9): Nick Eubanks, Devin Gil, Nate Johnson, Carlo Kemp, Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Quinn Nordin, Brandon Peters, Stephen Spanellis, Kareem Walker
DNP: Ben Braden, Noah Furbush, Zach Gedntry, Maurice Hurst, Drake Johnson, Jourdan Lewis, Jon Runyan, Wyatt Shallman
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Excitement Level Is High - Go Blue!||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't Reserve QB Garrett Moores Going to Be The Holder on Kicks?||
If Garrett Moores (number 15 on the roster) is going to be the holder on kicks, then that would prevent DE Chase Winovich (also number 15) from being on the special teams for field goal and extra point attempts . . . unless there's going to be a change in Garrett Moores' number. Let the uniform number intrigue continue!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||In Australia, Aren't All Sports Announcers Named "Bruce?"|
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Ten Freshmen on the "Two Deep Lists" . . . Not Surprised||
Two Deep includes multiple sets on offense, multiple sets on defense and multiple special teams units (kickoff return, kickoff coverage, punt return, punt coverage, field goal attempt, field goal defend, extra point attempt, extra point defend.) Based on pre-season comments and taking all of those units into consideration, these players seem to fit the “ten freshmen on the two-deep” lists:
The Two-Deep Locks (5): Rashan Gary, Ben Bredeson, Chris Evans, Quinn Nordin, Michael Onwenu
The Two-Deep Likely (5): Khaleke Hudson, Kekoa Crawford, Eddie McDoom, Devin Bush, Jr., David Long
Here's hoping that whoever those ten freshmen may be, they'll all succeed. Go Blue!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Easing into Retirement; Getting Back to Reading||
APOLOGIES FOR THE LENGTH (TL:DR - Recommended Reading)
Jack Kennedy; Elusive Hero by Chris Matthews - The first biography that I've read of President Kennedy's brief and impressive life. I was surprised by some of the revelations about his struggles with debilitating back problems and other lifelong illnesses that might have held back a less-determined man. LINK
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach - The first novel that I'd read in many years, thanks to the recommendation of a fellow passenger on a flight between New York.and Florida. A reviewer said that “The Art of Fielding is mere baseball fiction the way Moby Dick is just a fish story.” By using references to Moby Dock throughout the novel, I found that Harbach weaved the lives of five very different people brought together through a baseball team at a small Michigan college in a much more satisfying way than Herman Melville’s tale about the passions and struggles of those aboard the Pequod to catch the elusive white whale. LINK
Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock and How It Changed a Generation by Pete Fornatale - I've owned this book for several years and I met the author (a well-known New York City FM Radio DJ) before he died, but every year during the anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Exposition, I like to re-read the book as a reminder of what I missed by having turned down the chance to go to Woodstock. One of my life's great regrets. For those too young to have known about this event and to those like me who vivdly remember the event, it's a great look at one of the seminal music events of the 20th century. LINK
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - The book that led to the HBO film about the 2008 Presidential election. Interesting read. There are many more details in the book than the film could reveal. I suspect that their book about the 2016 Presidential election will be quite different. LINK.
The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams by Michael Tackett - Through his summer baseball team, Merl Eberly of Clarinda, Iowa helped to mold Ozzie Smith into an MLB Hall of Famer and improved the lives of hundreds of young men who played for the Clarinda A's. Eberly might've been cut from the same cloth as Bo Schembechler. An easy read that I read in a day when I didn't have any distractions from Olympics and presidential campaign coverage. Recommended for every member of the Michigan baseball team. LINK
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth - Remember how President Charles A. Lindbergh managed to keep the United States out of World War II with his isolationist, anti-semitic "America First" movement and his alliances with the Nazis and the Axis powers? Roth takes reminiscences from his childhood in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, along with actual historical events and a fictional account of a popular demagogue's ascendancy to the presidency and invents a story of what might have been. I found it hard to stop reading. LINK
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Never read it in high school; college pre-med courses limited the amount of literature courses I took; professional career limited the amount of time to read much more than non-fiction. One of my favorite films. About time that I read the novel. LINK
1776 by David McCullough - My first choice in reading is historical non-fiction about the United States, and I sadly admit that I've never read any of McCullough's books. Time to correct that mistake. LINK
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (due to be released on September 27) - Having spent a large part of my life in the metropolitan New York City area, and having grown up listeing to FM radio during it's earliest free-from days, it has been hard to escape the influence that Springsteen and his band have had on rock music and live concerts. This will be his autobiography, so I'll be curious to see what he'll reveal about his life and his music that I don't already know. LINK
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||Happy National Dog Day, MGoBloggers!||
Happy National Dog Day, MGoBloggers!
Here Comes The Weekend!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa, Kenneth|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting Things . . . Anticipate Learning 'Bout Those Things||
All THINGS are interesting . . . and the reactions sound good. Looking forward to finally learning the truth about all those THINGS . Go Blue! . . . And now for some music about THINGS.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Just Like Adidas, "Countdown to Kickoff" Is So 2010||
But it's always nice to see "Shoelace" running the offense in pre-season practices.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Apparently, Word's Out on the Costanza Break-Up Line||
Now it's spreading to college football recruits.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||The Losing Bidder for the Bowl Game Sponsorship||
Outbid by just a penny.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Finished Off with A "Wafer Thin Mint." Right, Mr. Creosote?||
Finished Off with A "Wafer Thin Mint!" Right, Mr. Creosote?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||So, Does This Mean That "The Kids Are Alright?"|
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|6 weeks 3 days ago||Studying LAW at Michigan -- Mandatory for Defensive Backs||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not Really An Upset; Last USWNT Win vs. Sweden: June 16, 2012||
Former USWNT Heach Coach Pia Sundhage just knows how to beat her former team. Since she left the USWNT on September 1, 2012 to become head coach of Sweden’s Women’s National Team, she hasn’t lost to the USWNT in four matches.
Here’s how the USWNT has fared against Sweden since March 11, 2009:
August 12, 2016 - 1-1 Draw; Loss on PK’s 3-4 in Brazil (Olympics Quarterfinals)
June 12, 2015 - 0-0 Draw in Canada (World Cup Group)
March 7, 2014 - 0-1 Loss in Portugal (Algarve Cup Group)
March 11, 2013 - 1-1 Draw in Portugal (Algarve Cup Group)
June 16, 2012 - 3-1 Win in Sweden (Sweden Invitational)
March 7, 2012 - 4-0 Win in Sweden (Algarve Cup 3rd Place Match)
November 19, 2011 - 1-1 Draw in Arizona (Friendly)
January 21, 2011 - 1-2 Loss in China (Four Nations Tournament)
July 17, 2010 - 3-0 Win in Connecticut (Friendly)
July 13, 2010 - 1-1 Draw in Omaha, Nebraska (Friendly)
March 1, 2010 - 2-0 Win in Portugal (Algarve Cup Group)
March 11, 2009 - 0-0 Draw; Loss on PK’s 3-4 in Portugal (Algarve Cup Final)
FUN FACT: The coach with the highest winning percentage for the USWNT is Greg Ryan at .900 with 45 wins, nine draws and one loss from 2005-2007. Look where he coaches now.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Is That Heaven? . . . Wanna Have A Catch?|