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|3 years 1 week ago||MRI's - devils advocate||
Brian - I wish you well with the ACL surgery, if/when it should happan down the road, and good luck with the rehab.
There is a difference in who you see in terms of specialist for the confidence in clinical exam and ordering expesive imaging studies. A good orthopedist can feel an ACL tear with his knee exam better, because he does the exam more frequently and has a better reference experience. Whereas, a primary care FP or internist will have less frequent experience in doing the knee exam, because he dealing with a wider range of patients with different problems.
If everyone got an MRI for any knee injury, the waiting time for MRI scans would much longer, and the costs much higher, since you would be scanning alot of normal knees.
Moral of the story, if you are worried about the knee, get thee to an orthopod first, since he will be more likely to pick up an abnormality on physical exam, and you can rest assured he will get the scan done in timely fashion.
I agree about going to St. Joe's vs. UM, despite having trained at UM for medicine, St. Joe's has a lot more equipment capacity for its size. UM is using its MRI scanners alot of different purposes.
I know this sounds wishy-washy, but it it is reasonable standard of care.
|3 years 1 week ago||careful about your language!||
Are you a lawyer or a sideline pundit?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Another view||
While this interpretation does not follow computer algorithms, Michigan's drop in the rankings may have something to do with not covering the betting spread, which was 8.5 - 9.5 points. So Michigan won, but not convincingly and OSU appeared stronger than Nebraska, which Michigan beat handily the previous week.
I wonder how many judge pundits use a method involving cover - not cover record, instead of win- loss ratio. I would have to go back to records to compare MIchigan record, but they have had some close games. If nothing else, our punter needs some practice catching snaps.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Fwiw steve's cancer was an islet cell cancer||
Most cancers of the pancreas are an carcinoma cell type and have a dismal prognosis. Steve Jobs had an islet cell cancer of the pancreas, which overproduced a gut hormone like glucagon or insulin. And is not so quickly lethal. Sad to hear about his death, since he has been such power influence in all our lives. It is ironic to think th web began on NeXT computer at CERN
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Polls are fine for the moment!But the real reward is in the path||
Good polls are more a symbol of expectations.
For me, the pathway to Big 10 championship is more enticing.
While every Big 10 game is valuable, I think most people are waiting for four key games:
1) MSU game - to determine bragging rights for the state of Michigan,
2)Nebraska game - not very popular, but beating Nebraska is essential to winning the Legends division.
3) the Ohio game - it just feels good to make Jim Tressel eat his words.
4) If we can pull it all together - Big 10 championship game in Indianapolis - probably playing Wisconsin, unless they make a mistake.
Also the Illinois game will be interesting after the triple overtime win last year.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Stay Hungry - indeed!||
It's good to know that Michigan got noticed by coaches and journalists after the Notre Dame game, since ND has a potent offense, when they are not using it to shoot themselves in the foot.
I will be happy for MIchigan to linger at this rank for the next three games. While I respect SDSU they are not seriously considered by pundits, and it will give Michigan fans a chance to see what we might look like on offense and defense in a couple years. While I like EMU as a small college, it is a couple quantum leaps from the Big Ten, and it will serve to only expose any glaring deficiencies and a chance for the offense to recover from the ND and build their confidence until they meet a Big 10 oppenent. Northwestern without Dan Persa should obviously be less a threat on offense than with him, but I would like to see us play NW with Dan Persa in order to develop our defense.
MSU is the first serious opponent in the Big 10 that would earn us a leap in respect amongst others and ourselves. I am tired of losing to MSU the last three years, and our defense needs to show us they can handle Kirk Cousins and Edwin Baker effectively. It can serve to show the defense, where we can meet the challenge, and out of respect to MSU, Kirk Cousins and Baker will be more popular in the NFL draft someday, when they met a strong Michigan team - win or lose. Minnesota has not been traditionally a serious threat, and right now, I hope Coach Kill gets well soon.
Right now - 4 B1G 10 teams are in the top 25 - Wisconsin, Nebraska, MSU and Ohio, and three other teams have received votes - Michigan, Northwestern, and Penn State. I would like to see 6 B1G 10 teams in the top 25 sometime this year, if the football gods deem them worthy,
I wish a restful and quite 9/11 to all!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Love the muppets!||
You can never have too much muppets!
Rest now until next week.
Watching Michigan football can be strenuous!
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Fine Review!||
Fine Review from UFR as always!
I would be interested in a chart looking at Denard's performance during the first half, when conditions were relatively dry versus the second half (quarter), when conditions were decidedly wetter. Perhaps it would be worthwhile diving that second half into two periods, one before the first lightening delay and the second afterwards - granted, the numbers are small, but Denard seemed to be more inaccurate during the wet conditions.
I will nitpick about one video - where you attempt to demonstrate a run by Toussaint for 11 yards, but it actually shows WMU offensive play for several yards againsts Michigan's defense. You can find the correct video further up the page, but it would be nice if you could fix it.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Well done scrimmage review !||
Not that we would expect anything less. If only we could bring GERG Robinson back to coach the scout team for the defense, it might raise morale for the scrimmage!
But fantasies aside, punting should be less valuable against Western Michigan.
Against Notre Dame, I would hope a little trickery would not be out of character. One begins to appreciate Tate Forcier's ability to pooch kick on demand.
I would not expect many cards of strategy to shown during the Western Michigan game; instead, just establishing fundamentals. See Denard run, See Denard pass and complete, see Denard fake run and pass, see Denard hand off to Shaw and run. A boring west coast pro offense for Denard would be a good change of pace.
As for the defense - can we get some magic dust to activate Will Campbell as a pass rusher and run tackler. Just a thought!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Block M looks great!||
Looking forward to the HD capable scoreboards for big, awesome highlights and replays. Glad to see all the work come to fruition on time!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Good Luck Tony!||
Sorry to hear he is transferring. If weight is a problem, hope he gets in better shape. He sounds very talented and should do well elsewhere!
Sorry to hear about Tim and TomVH leaving - when is the mgoblog draft?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Thanks Tom!||
Thanks for all your hard work and insight! Looking forward to your posts over at ESPN!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||fine view from Section 20!||
I've always been partial to section 20 around row 40, where I have had the privilege to sit and watch Michigan footballs for a long while. That is the virtue of Michigan stadium - having a decent view of the field almost anyplace!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Sorry to see a good receiver go!||
There are times when I would appreciate something more informative than a few terse lines, that only announce the departure of a former team member. I wish Jeron Stokes my best, and hope he lands on his feet someplace else. In the meantime, I hope everything is okay on State street.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||a tough road to hoe -||
Speaking as a physician, who has gone down this road - the first two years are usually preclinical sciences, which are done in blocks with exams for current subjects all occurring on the same day. See the michigan medical school site for the schedule of subjects.
I welcome Heiko to the site, but he will be quite busy with preclinical subjects of study for the next two years. Depending on his subject for his Ph.D. additional coursework may be required, not to mention time in the lab and library.
Note to Brian - I hope you will keep an open mind as to other volunteer pundits. Mgoblog readers have come to expect in-depth posts with a quantitative, statistical flavor. Your paternalistic tone is not unexpected, but I think you find in the clinic as well in real life, it is not lightly received. Not that you should go out and hire Greg Robinson for witty defensive commentary, since we probably are glad to be done with him.
As to USMLE exams, there are three parts to the USMLE - which begins with step 1 usually at the end of the first two years, testing the preclinical sciences. Prior to 1994, there were two sets of medical boards - NBME and FLEX, which had slightly different schedules of exams.
I look forward to your commentary and your insights.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Respect JoePa's privacy please||
As a physician, I wish you wouldn't post an x-ray image, that seems to insinuate the nature of JoePa's injuries. He seems to be doing quite well in terms of function.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||from a different era perhaps OT||
As a member from that earlier era from the 1970's, I remember that when I rowed crew, which is no less physically demanding than football, we had and still do have freshman crews for the first year and then varsity crews thereafter. Football also had a freshman team and varsity/JV teams but only the varsity played on saturday. Often the freshman teams would scrimmage unofficially, but that was held elsewhere.
I think having a freshman year of ineligibility would be good, if done consistently throughout the NCAA, not just within select conferences. For lineman and defensive players, the freshman year allows the player's body to mature and develop with weight training. The respective squad can begin to learn the playbooks, so they can be effective the next year, and no make so many rookie mistakes. I don't think you need to increase the number of scholarships, so long as things are done consistently.
Also, watching the freshman games might be extra source of minor revenue, especially for major rivalries, as a sign of what is to come in the future.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||It's probably wiser for RichRod to Caddy than actually play golf||
Consider all the kibitzers, who would jump on any poor shot or error Rich Rod could make. I just hope his friend has a decent day playing golf. Also no TinCup moments, such as breaking a golf iron over his knee, or refusing to lay up for a green surrounded by bunkers or water.
I know it is Rich Rod is in season for punditry, but I do wish him well, since he did bring UM Football Denard Robinson and an exciting offense to watch the last couple years. I just wish he had picked a better defensive coordinator and recruited better for the defense.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Kind of reminds me of Larry Bird playing at Indiana State!||
Hoosiers can be quite loyal to Indiana, and it does not suprise me that Gunnar Kiel stays withing state. If he does well there, he might end up at the Indianapolis Colts for the NFL.
Remember Bob Griese many years ago went to Purdue and helped lead them to the Rose Bowl and Big 10 Championships. I don't remember anytime recently when IU has been a factor for the Big 10 championship in football.
No doubt recently IU has been a lower tier team for football, but perhaps Kiel's early commitment to IU will attract other good talent there.
Recently, the lower tier of the Big 10 has included IU, Purdue, and Minnesota, and perhaps Illinois. It would be nice for the Big 10, if everyone could raise their quality of game, and perhaps change the current pecking order. Maybe OSU will be more humble, if they have poor recruiting season the next couple years, and thus lose some of their smugness.
Also I would love to see Indiana beat Notre Dame!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||slightly OT - who attends the BBQ at the Big House?||
Slightly OT - I was curious who attends the BBQ at the Big House?
Presumably, it is a private affair, but in addtion to michigan football staff, possibly current football players and committed and potential recruits, do any other michigan staff or journalists or general public attend?
My simple google searchs don't reveal any images or videos immediately available. Are any public photos released?
I assume recruits arrive at Schembechler Hall and then walk over to stadium via the practice field and possibly the locker room. There is presumably some michigan security to prevent unwanted guests.
Just curious, and trying to put things in context.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||oops, my mistake!||
Sorry for mistaking SJSU for SDSU, my fault!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||glad to see him find a new program!||
Too bad he has to sit out one year per NCAA rules, it would have been interesting to see play against Michigan this year. Despite his flakiness in recent past, I think still has good potential as a QB, and hope he can turn his career around at SDSU.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Next questions- national anthem||
Given that Terrelle Pryor's stock value and eligibility for the NFL supplemental draft seems in doubt, the next question will be for 2011-2012, will Pryor need to sing the USA national anthem, i.e. the Star Spangled Banner, or the Canadian national anthem, i.e. O' Canada.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||My pregame ritual||
Brunch/Breakfast at Zingerman's.
A stroll down to Sam's Store for the bandana of the day.
Walk down Hill Street and State Street to check out the frat's.
Drumline show is great, when there is time.
check out the new commemorative bricks.
Say a prayer for Maize 'n Blue, then head on in to find our seats and check out pregame warm-ups.
Please ignore the other side until it matters!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Sigh!||
Let's get this petulant nostalgia behind us. I would be interested in ten years to hear from Coaches Mattison and Hoke about the scene that they found. However, confidence and other intangibles make a big difference, and GERG seems to be on the short end of the stick there.
Let us look forward to better times and brighter fortunes.
No comment on the music, Mr. Misopogen, but far be it for me to rain on your parade. Cheers and good luck!
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Addendum - no malware warnings on mobile Safari||
P.S. - No malware warnings on my iPodTouch with mobile Safari with iOS version 4.2.1 - Not sure if they access the google malware database. While Safari, Firefox and Chrome all use Webkit on Mac OS X, this does not seem like a Webkit bug, rather a Google malware database effect.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Safari too!||
I am getting malware warnings on mgoblog.com with Safari 4.1.3 with mac OS X 10.4.11 on old iMac LCD with PowerPC G4 chip. Since I don't have an intel chip, I threw caution to the win and turned off the warning and posted here. I get similar warnings with Safari on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with intel chips.
When you click through the warning to Google entry for the mgoblog.com site, it seems benign.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Vacate wins vs. Vacate points||
I don't buy Mandel's argument that vacating the 2010 wins for OSU is sufficient.
While Jim Tressel may have made a critical judgement error, several OSU players should have ineligible for the Michigan game and the Sugar Bowl. While rewriting game history might seem strange, if you are going to vacate the win, why not vacate the points and other statistics related to the ineligible players, especially T. Pryor.
T. Pryor has been flagrant in his disregard to NCAA rules, selling memorabilia, and then dropping out from his senior year, and run off to the NFL, assuming some team will pick him in the supplemental draft.
While punishing OSU probably should include a post-season ban for a couple seasons and the loss of several scholarships. I would think some direct penalties involving the players involved is warranted.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||2012 will be better, but play it cool!||
Not worried about ESPN's rating. Middle of the pack or better is fine for the first year with Coach Hoke. It is a rebuilding first year. The defense has a long way to go, given recent history. I am not worried about the offense, but they will need to adjust to the new style. Now if we can just rely on kicker to score the occasional field goal. That would be a good change.
That would taste great, and be less filled with ambivalence.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||worthy memory for a classy guy||
great idea to remember Lloyd Carr!