this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be out and about on||
I'll be out and about on Houghton Lake this weekend as well. Fishing Friday morning then boating and drinking the rest of the weekend.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||I went to Mayville. We've||
I went to Mayville. We've been pretty terrible at football ever since time began. Only 2 winning seasons since '87 and around 10 total since 1950.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||1. The Wire 2. Breaking||
1. The Wire
2. Breaking Bad
5. Sons of Anarchy
I threw Sons on there to round out my 5. However, I believe True Detective will easily take it over but it needs to run a few seasons first. The Wire had the single greatest TV season in my eyes with Season 4 and the Corner Boys.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Who?||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Butler did play||
Butler did play that year, at least in the semi's and finals he did. Scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in the semi's against Wyoming Park/Neitzel.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||If I remember correctly,||
If I remember correctly, Renaissance finished that year undefeated and ranked third in the nation. Pretty impressive squad. Neitzel put on a show in the semi's that year and still couldnt top Renaissance.
|18 weeks 7 hours ago||Per sources.||
I will believe the Robinson hype when I see it on the court. The jump from DIII to Big 10 hoops is huge.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||1. Insurance agent 2. Chevy||
1. Insurance agent
2. Chevy Traverse
3. Live out in the sticks, not really an option to not have a vehicle. Had a car but needed an upgrade to haul hunting and fishing gear.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||Back then they didn't want||
Back then they didn't want me, now I'm hot they all on me.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I probably missed it but has||
I probably missed it but has anyone made a Mgoblog bowl pick'em at Yahoo yet? I remember playing in years past but had not seen anything for this season.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Pick one WR and one Flex. 1/2||
Pick one WR and one Flex. 1/2 PPR
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I need some TE help. Picked||
I need some TE help. Picked up Charles Clay earlier in week and now he is listed as doubtful. Here are the remaining options on waivers:
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Saginaw High has really||
Saginaw High has really declined in enrollment the last few years. They have 667 kids now, down from nearly 1,100 in 2007. They lost to Vassar, a decent Class C school with 350 kids, in their season opener last night 58-14. Going to be a long year when they still have to play the likes of Mt Pleasant, Dow, Flint Powers, etc.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Glad to hear everything went||
Glad to hear everything went well. My father had the sixtuple (is that a word?) bypass surgery a few years back. Still remember it well, realizing how close he was to having a heart attack (all were 70% or more blocked). Best of luck on your recovery!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The Stifmeister is back!||
The Stifmeister is back!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I got the gun, you got the||
I got the gun, you got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
Great scene with Omar in the court room. Was just telling my buddy that I need to go back and re-watch the series.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I've been searching||
I've been searching everywhere and I cant seem to find Molly, Molly, Molly, Molly
|1 year 46 weeks ago||17-13 Michigan||
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Grocery is another||
Grocery is another mispronounced word. Easterners call it grow-sir-eee while Michiganders say grow-sure-eee.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I was out in Cali in April||
I was out in Cali in April and asked a waitress where the nearest party store was. After asking her coworkers, she said there was a Costco nearby where I could get party supplies like cups, balloons, etc.
That was very nice of her, but I just wanted booze.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||The reactions of the players||
The reactions of the players from both teams and the coaches was truly heartbreaking.
Had this same injury happen right in front of me playing basketball in high school. An opponent jumped for a rebound and when he landed his leg snapped in half, bone protruding. I immediately looked at their bench and waved for someone to come over. Back in our huddle a couple teammates were fighting off the urge to vomit. Something I'll never forget.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||List of some of the in-state||
List of some of the in-state talent that has escaped Tubby since he took over:
2008: Jared Berggren (Wisc); Jordan Taylor (Wisc)
2009: Mike Bruesewitz (Wisc); Trent Lockett (Arizona St.). Also Royce White ('09 Mr. Basketball) committed to Minnesota then transferred to Iowa St before ever playing for the Gophers. *Other lightly recruited players in this class include Ethan Wragge (Creighton) and Mike Muscala (Bucknell).
2010: Kevin Noreen (West Virginia, '10 Mr. Basketball)
2011: Shelby Moats (Vanderbilt); Ross Travis (Penn St.). Other than current Gopher Joe Coleman, there was nobody really of note that year.
2012: Mr. Basketball Siyani Chambers (Harvard) was only a 3* according to Scout. His other offers were CMU and Nebraska.
2013: Similar to 2012. 3* Riley Dearring is going to Wisconsin but his other offers were Drake, Illinois St. and Northeastern.
2014: Five-stars Tyus Jones and Rashad Vaughn are two of the top players in the country with offers from all the traditional powers.
Aside from a few players, Tubby really hasnt missed out on much talent because, well, there wasnt much talent to begin with, particularly 2010-2013.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Im actually looking forward||
Im actually looking forward to the Wisconsin/Ole Miss game. Will be interesting to see if Wisconsin can frustrate Ole Miss and Marshall Henderson (aka Eric Devendorf Jr) and force them into playing Badger-ball. Henderson is one of those players that can go off for 40+ every game and single-handedly will his team through a few rounds.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I think Burke will be fine||
I think Burke will be fine handling the press.
My two biggest concerns are:
1) if VCU forces the ball out of Burke's hands, how do THJ, LeVert, Stauskas and GRIII handle the pressure. Timmy is known to be careless with the ball at times and the other 3 are freshman.
2) How tired does Burke get if he has to constantly break the press by himself. Stamina could be a big issue late in the game.This is what teams like VCU thrive on. They dont necesarily force turnovers all game long, but they wear you down to where you are physically tired and thus more mistake prone in the second half. Saginaw High is a team that does this to perfection at the high school level.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Check out the article about||
Check out the article about VCU's press that was linked above.
Basically, two players were asked if Smart would call off the dogs. One responded by saying only if they were up big with a couple minutes remaining. The other said they would still press, just not trap, and that he has never heard Smart tell them to stop pressing.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||This hurts. I tore my ACL a||
This hurts. I tore my ACL a little over a year ago so I have a pretty good idea of what Jake will go through. It's not fun and can be downright depressing at times. Him being a D1 athlete at a major university makes it that much worse. Unlike me, however, he does have 24/7 access to the best doctors and trainers out there.
One bright side is that it did happen early, so the coaches will have ample time to groom his replacement before season starts.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Seems like everyone is taking||
Seems like everyone is taking Louisville vs Indiana. I think one of them will not make it to the final four. Both have pretty tough roads. Louisville has a St. Louis squad that in any other bracket would be a favorite to make a long run and then either MSU or Duke. Indiana could face a talented but inconsistent NC State team, the zone of Syracuse and then an experienced Miami team.
If I had to guess, I would say Indiana will not be making the trip to Atlanta.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Wonder what Kentucky's||
Wonder what Kentucky's freshman will do regarding the draft. They clearly arent ready for the League, but that hasnt stopped guys before them. Im assuming Calipari has signed another full class for next year, what does he do if some of these guys decide to stay? Or will he 'push' them out?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Morris has been a known name||
Morris has been a known name since his freshman year while Walton wasnt very well-known until his signed with Michigan last year. Also working against Walton is James Young. Both are in the Metro Detroit area and likely split the vote amongst the voters, while Morris likely took the Tri-Cities, Thumb and Northern Lower.
And the fact that Morris has a state title and has been to at least the semifinals in each of his first 3 years doesnt hurt. Barring any crazy upsets this week, he will likely win his second straight state title as Beecher is Class C #1 at 23-1 with that lone loss coming to Class A #1 (and undefeated) Detroit Pershing.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Im getting kind of tired of||
Im getting kind of tired of the freshman/sophomore excuse. It's just that, an excuse. Freshman all over the country are playing very good ball right now and dont make the same mistakes that our guys make. That falls on coaching.
This team takes on the same demeanor as their coach: laid back, no fire, no sense of urgency. Defense and rebounding are all about energy and desire, two things this team lacks. They'll be lucky to win a game in the tournament.