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|4 weeks 3 days ago||Times||
Are times comparable across competitions in crew? Or do the conditions of each race make a big difference? That is, could one plug in the times from the race Michigan won and compare to the IRA final?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Most irreplaceable typo||
in mgoblog history has to be "noise tackle"
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Agreed||
I think later in the voting we'll get an upset alert there. That flat, full-handed clap is subtly fantastic.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Chalk||
People out here voting all chalk. Weak.
|11 weeks 6 hours ago||IMPORTANT SOFTBALL-RELATED QUESTION||
Tomorrow is my first game as coach of my son's little league team. Is there a gender-neutral term for first baseman? I've never thought of it before, but I don't want to subliminallly crush the dreams of the girls on the team--especially because one is like our best player. In women's softball how are the players who play 1B, 2B, and 3B referred to? Help a sensitive Michigan Man out!
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||one-credit geology classes||
Do they still have Dinosaurs and Other Failures? If you aren't sure, ask one of the hockey players; they'll know for sure.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Whateva Man||
I think Redman could at least recruit well in Jersey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUuQwFvhSpk
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Fab Five II||
There was another class in those intervening 20 years, that had much less success than the Fresh Five: https://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1343962 Yet another reason, regardless of what you think of recruiting since then, to count the blessings of the last few years.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Really surprising||
I'm blown away that harbaugh was not only the only sucessful NFL player, but really the only one on the list with any sort of NFL career at all.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm...||
Remember when Beilein survived longer than another former WVa coach because he scrapped his system and adapted? http://mgoblog.com/content/known-unknowns-hoke-and-guys-west-virginia
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||Winter sports||
I was on a winter sports team. I was home for Christmas once--and that was when our winter break practice location and schedule allowed us to fly home for a weekend. I had two spring breaks, but most of my teammates had none. I got to go home for Thanksgiving twice. There were classes I wanted to take but couldn't because they overlapped with practice time. I got up for practice on Saturday when kids on my dorm had only just gotten home. The point is, no D-1 college athlete has a normal college experience. And none would trade any of it for a week in Cancun.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||TV?||
Where is that screen shot from? Is this being televised already?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||and||
manage to make honoring a scholarship offer sound like a horrible thing
|25 weeks 15 hours ago||"written"||
The pieces on the Players Tribune are glorified press releases. Regardless of who actually wrote them, it's kind of a joke http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/09/derek-jeter-kevin-durant-deputy-publisher-players-tribune
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Travel||
When I was in school the athletic department flew our team to Australia, Hawaii, and Colorado for training. It was allowed so long as we had a competition before we got back home (not necessarily at the destination and often perfunctory; once it was against one high school student). I don't know the language of the rule, but I imagine that's why the trip is allowed.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||sidebar||
Is he playing against the Kowboys with a K in that picture? Obviously endorsed by Krusty the Klown, right? How was this questionable level of competition not addressed in the write-up?
|31 weeks 4 days ago||So close||
I really wish the title of this post was Where to Watch The Game in Denver When You're Dead
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Air Force scholarship offer||
There are no scholarships to service academies--because there is no tuition.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Manufactured rivalry||
My brother went to Penn State, and it has been hilarious to listen to him complain about Maryland trying to manufacture a rivalry with Penn State.
|36 weeks 15 hours ago||Disappointing||
Needs more Nefarious Eduardo, IMO.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||YOUTUBE KNOWS IT IS GAME DAY||
On the season finale of Mr. Robot last night there was an Alabama Shakes song. I looked it up today so I could listen on YouTube. Great song, so I just let the rest of the play list go while I'm working. I looked at the play list, and naturally there's some Black Keys and Lumineers and Mumford and Sons. But tucked in the middle of all that, there's the end of the 2011 UTL and a hype video called "The Team! The Team! The Team!." That is to say, EVEN YOUTUBE KNOWS WHAT DAY IT IS!
|43 weeks 2 days ago||The Embassy?||
If you know someone at the Embassy, that would be your best bet.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||On Amazon now||
Keep an eye on Slate for assistance with watching as unintentional comedy
|1 year 6 weeks ago||level of competition||
Someone suggested Plocki over Golder because there is more competition in women's gynmastics. I'll second that and suggest Jon Urbanchek over Matt Mann for the same reason. The Ivys and B1G dominated swimming when Mann was there. Urbs (and yes, he is Urbs--not the football coach down south) winning a national title and keeping Michigan in the top 10 nationally is much more impressive when he was doing it, when all of the sprinters (who win in college) went to warm-weather schools--just like what Hutchinson has done in softball. (That's also why Bottom was such a great hire for Michigan. He is one of the best sprint coaches in the world, and Jon was able to stick around to help him "install the spread offense.') Jon's record internationally--putting medal-winning swimmers on national and Olympic teams--is also even more impressive than his college record.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Jersey Update||
Did anyone else instinctively recoil and expect someone looking like a bumblebee under the "More Jersey Updates" heading? Dave Brandon, look what you've done.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||NIT environment||
I sat a few seats down from Robert Traylor's grandmother when Michigan played Oklahoma State, I think, in the NIT ages ago. That was a fantastic basketball environment.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Laettner vs. Hill||
Grant Hill was the one who blew up when the Fab FIve doc first came out and wrote an whined in the NYT: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/grant-hills-response-to-jale...
Laettner wasn't so upset when he didn't have his own movie to promote: http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-basketball/christian-laettner-responds-to...
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Relays||
Relays being double means that sprinters are really important to college swimming. That was traditionally a weakness for Michigan, until Bottom--one of the best sprint coaches in the world--showed up.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||IU swimming||
In the 1970s, Indiana dominated. Mark Spitz went to IU. Their coach, Doc Councilman, was one of the all time greats. I think they were on probation for awhile--using scholarships from other sports for swimmers. But they were loaded.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||sprinters?||
I'm still blown away that we scored more in the 50 than the 500.