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|1 week 2 hours ago||+googleplex||
Verily, dos a cero.
|1 week 2 days ago||needed 1 more scoreless inning||
My cousin nearly set the MIAA record for ERA with Hope back in the day. 6' 4" and plenty of heat.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||While the final score in '76||
While the final score in '76 looked bad we did lead by 5 at the half. And that team was a ball to watch. That was racehorse basketball and Green was electric.
And if Hubbard doesn't break his leg his NBA career looks a lot better and longer.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Man that chart is ugly. I||
Man that chart is ugly. I count 115-333 from two-point land not under the net. Wow that's bad.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||SAT scores too am sorry to say||
Well we all know why the ACT scores are not, um, balanced.
1st GPN grad to wear the winged wheel: Jimmy Carson. Who I pitched batting practice to as a youngster.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I doubt he will be comping his HS coach any tix||
Legwand becomes the 2nd grad from Grosse Pointe North to play for the Red Wings. Go North!
You don't see those pansies from South producing Red Wings.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Every day of the week and twice on Sunday||
That right there is a pretty good sign you have a winning idea.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, that's the kind of||
Yeah, that's the kind of stuff I'm talking about. If it weren't in the context of hoops recruiting its a stunt that would attract the attention of law enforcement.
Frieder was a fractured soul that desperately needed affirmation from all the wrong sources. ASU gave him love and Frieder lost some of the drive he had here.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Many years back I happened to||
Many years back I happened to meet a guy who played ball with BJ Armstrong in HS. Would have been '86 or '87. I forget precisely why, but he had the chance to play some friendly hoops at Crisler. Just screwing around. Also got to watch a couple of practices. He described to me how the big names on the team would blatantly ignore Frieder whenever it suited them. Saw a couple of players mock Frieder behind his back. He had little control.
Freider's reputation as a recruiter is well known. Don't know if it exists online, but after Frieder left I remember some recruiting letters getting into print. I remember reading a couple. Embarassing stuff. I know coaches pump potential recruits up but some of the stuff reminded me of how shameful Nixon & Kissinger were when they met Mao. And Frieder was writing this stuff to kids in *7th* grade.
He got stars to campus and then could never rein them in. Its why his best teams often showed up well for big games but snoozed thru many.
And that '89 roster shouldn't have been a surprise to win it all. They should have been favorites. I believe 9 guys on that roster logged 1K+ minutes in the NBA. Give those guys to Dean Smith for a year and they win multiple titles going away.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Zero, zip, nada||
There is *zero* chance we win the title with Frieder as coach. Frieder's success as recruiter was directly responsible for his failures as head coach.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Great article, but its missing something||
Am a little bit surprised not to see our increase from '71 onward linked to the new auto labor contracts signed that year. This state's decline in wealth and population started in earnest then and the resultant decline in HS player quality plainly evident by '76.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Wish Pinnacle had a line on this.||
I'd bet $ against it. Outside Sochi? I'd bet $ on that.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Mormon toilets *work*||
Remember all of the jokes made about those yokels in Utah? Mitt Romney & the Mormons look pretty darned good right now.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Even the Dowager Countess||
I would think the 4th Earl of Grantham should exhibit better manners.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I feel bad||
And I'm really a fan of your posts. But fu*ar has been a thorn in my side since middle school.
My dad had an entire speech at my wedding about the name.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||You're kidding I hope||
Cromulent is my nom de guerre. Not my "real" name.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry||
I downvote any post that uses the acronym FU*AR. Too darn close to my name.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Rory Delap had many throws||
Rory Delap had many throws far better than that one. And there was a kid in these parts that had the same skill. OU product and one of my son's fave players Stu Givens.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Death to Fran Tarkenton||
To a young Lions' fan the sight of Fran Tarkenton running around was infuriating. Someday Tarkenton is going to assume room temperature and I'm going to dance a jig. I've been waiting a damn long time for that day.
When I was 6 I detested the Vikings as much as Ohio.
Though in FT's defense, how could one *not* suck on That's Incredible? At least he didn't give children nightmares, like Rhonda Bates on Speak Up America.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Beg to differ||
The new EMU coach will do better than you think.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||UK NFL = pretty good||
Actually I spent a good portion of this NFL season watching streams of a UK feeds of NFL games. Can't remember the name of the thing. They had a couple of US guys leading the studio effort in a panel of 4. The US guys were bad and the top Brit analyst was fan-freakin-tastic. I'd bring him over here in a heartbeat.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Aim higher||
I'd say more like mid-budget porn.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Which is followed by......||
There are dozens of us! Dozens!
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Ok, so maybe I haven't had my||
Ok, so maybe I haven't had my yerba mate yet and I'm not thinking straight. Seems to me that ([# of plays gaining a first down]/[# of first downs started]) is always pretty close to 1. If you gain a first down, don't you get to "start" it?
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||The '76 team was as||
The '76 team was as entertaining a Michigan squad as any that has followed since. That includes the national championship team, the Fab Five and last year's team. Give the '76 team a three point line and they'd average in the low 90s.
That year in the tournament they faced an undefeated Rutgers team that topped the NCAA in scoring average. Lots of biased East Coast media tooted their horn. Less than 10 minutes into the game we led 22-8. An object lesson in racehorse basketball.
Phil Hubbard was an all-time great Wolverine, yet he was not half the player he should have been. Never truly recovered from his broken leg. Was just a guy in the NBA and should have been more.
Great staff too: Orr on top with assistants Frieder and a certain Jim Dutcher. Though actually by '76 Dutcher had already left for Minnesota. You may remember his work - Kevin McHale anyone?
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||Frieder was not a good coach.||
Frieder was not a good coach. One of the era's great recruiters, but therein laid the germ of his problems with player development and Xs & Os.
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||You forget||
Um, no. Rickey Green had quite the 'fro in '76 and moves that Baxter could only dream of.
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||Yeah, that Indiana game I||
Yeah, that Indiana game I think was the last of the regular season. Epic stuff.
Some people would call Grote a hustler. My dad said he epitomized "leather jacket basketball". He said if Grote could get away with it he'd wear brass knuckles on the court.
My dad liked Grote a lot.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats!||
You sir, have won the interwebz.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||He had the worst luck too||
Felt bad for Rogers. After the first collarbone injury he stayed on the straight and narrow. Had a great rehab and looked fabulous in camp. Then the 2nd collarbone break and everything fell apart.