that is nice bonus change
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's mindblowing to me||
that we are somehow going to be one of the youngest teams in the country for what seems to be the 12th year in a row.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I kind of fall in this boat too||
My only issue is that Oregon manages to run out 57 different combos every year that are, at worst, mildly ugly, whereas everyone that we have run out there range from hideous to "What in the holy hell is that"
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Not 100% sure on this||
but seems to me that there didn't used to be lines on games between 1A and 1AA teams, of which "they" were a 1AA last time.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'd settle||
for us blocking a fucking a gap blitz once or twice this year
|9 weeks 1 day ago||that should be required celebration for every||
that should be required celebration for every goal
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I wanted 6-0||
but this is even better
|9 weeks 1 day ago||6-0 Netherlands||
I don't think that's an unreasonable request.
It's not worth winning if you can't win big.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||as a dad of a 4 and 2 yr old||
there is no such thing as quiet toddler fun :)
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Just take my upvote||
Such a great scene in that movie.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||It's not worth winning if you can't win||
It's not worth winning if you can't win big
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Love the My Cousin Vinny reference||
"Dead-on balls accurate"
|15 weeks 1 day ago||holy shit||
wow, what a game
|18 weeks 6 days ago||dinwiddie tore his knee up||
late in the season, I'd be surprised if he came out
|19 weeks 3 days ago||what a great game||
playoff hockey at its finest
|22 weeks 1 day ago||mindset...||
Win the game. End.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||game is at Lucas oil stadium||
not bankers life fieldhouse
|23 weeks 1 day ago||won't be announced til tonight||
my guess is that they will have msu and our games at opposite times. if it's msu/Virginia, I bet they get they get the 7 pm slot and we play the late game
|23 weeks 2 days ago||my favorite was||
the one they got back when an airball caromed off Morgans shoulder
|24 weeks 3 days ago||the internet||
you win it
|24 weeks 4 days ago||The thing that stands out to me||
Is how often he starts the dances before or as the shot is going up. The force is strong in this one....
|24 weeks 5 days ago||that gap gets larger||
if you stretch it to the point where we beat msu at the breslin in 2011, finished that season 8-3 I believe
|25 weeks 9 hours ago||not sure dakich could be a wr||
he didn't make much effort to keep 2 feet in bounds and he did not make a football move before flipping it to the ref, gotta make sure to complete the process
|25 weeks 12 hours ago||It's Wright State, not Weber State||
Weber State is in the Big Sky conference, I believe.
|25 weeks 14 hours ago||I think this has to be an error||
Lunardi normally goes with either the leader of the conference standings or the highest RPI rating if ties are in place. As you said, WMU is the #1 seed in the MAC tourney, so my guess is this is supposed to be Western instead of Eastern.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||this game||
this is a fantastic effing game.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||this thread||
should end well.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||saw on ESPN bottomline||
that cuse's loss dropped them to the 3 line in lunardi's mind, lunardi disclaimers not withstanding.
seems to me that as long as michigan makes the B1G final, the only thing keeping them from jumping to the 2 line would be duke and Virginia meeting for the acc title.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||all that needs to be said||
is Illinois shot 54% for the half and is down 22.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||not sure what u consider||
top or bottom end of the bracket but if msu ends up as the 5 seed, they would slot in against the 4 seed in the quarters, assuming of course they win the 5 12 game on Thursday. They'd be paired with the 1 8 matchup, making up the top half of the bracket.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||if msu is the 5 seed||
they would be in the top half, playing whoever ends up as the 4 seed in the qfinals.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||tiebreakers are determined by win %||
so 2-0 is considered tied with 1-0.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I laughed at the thought||
of 5 maize ragers out there chucking balls at crean like the Vince Vaughn dodgeball movie.
even better, they should let meyer do the use thing.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||im going with joey king||
he'll probably have double digits at the half.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Wisconsin....||
Single plays against MSU, M and OSU. Granted, 2 of them are on the road, but seriously, how does this happen EVERY EFFFING YEAR.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||has a bit of an impact||
has impact on M's potential B1G tourney semifinal opponents. Nebraska still in the running for a 4/5 seed, though they likely need to beat wisconsin at home to close the regular season to have a shot at that now.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||if Iowa doesn't beat iu||
on thursday, they could finish 10-8 and maybe fall to 6th place if Nebraska wins 3 of their last 4, giving us a potential semi matchup of OSU/nebraska and putting msu wisky and Iowa all on that side of the bracket
|27 weeks 1 day ago||weird thing||
the weird thing is that there have only been 4 or 5 years we could have met before the title game.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||that sound you hear||
is the whistle of the izzo excuse train pulling into the station. can't wait for troll Sharp's article about how this loss also sets up msu better for the future
|28 weeks 2 days ago||those socks||
those would be a top seller in the mden store.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I'd love to see the reaction||
of the blue hair contingent of the m fan base rooting for a qb named messiah deweaver.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Is this parity or||
does everyone outside a healthy msu and maybe michigan just kind of suck?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||a lot of people thought||
there was slim chance of replicating last year's offensive efficiency this year without Burke and hardaway and look where they are.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||best comment ever||
|32 weeks 5 hours ago||*ranked team at home||
|32 weeks 5 hours ago||Nebraska bball has been a raging dumpster fire||
for a long time, 0-5 in the b1g this year and beat a ranked team on the road. I think court stormings happen too often but this one is okay by me.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||I've been anticipating this column||
since the buzzer sounded and was not disappointed.
|33 weeks 15 hours ago||That's correct||
Those games will be an either/or, dictated by television. This mostly happens when there are potential games that CBS/ESPN want to poach that weekend, which would change where these games would slot in. Michigan had the same thing on last year's schedule for the home finale against Indiana.
|34 weeks 9 hours ago||should have watched them at Wisconsin last night||
were up 11 at half, close 2nd half, then McCafferty went apeshit costing his team a 5 point trip on 2 technicals, lost by 4.
Iowa is a legit top 25 team.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||you can't use the phrase||
|42 weeks 5 days ago||I laughed at this re: Iowa||
|45 weeks 6 hours ago||I predict||
Eastern Washington water polo gets the death penalty so the NCAA can show how upset they are with Miami.
|45 weeks 13 hours ago||I knew it||
I'm surrounded by assholes
|47 weeks 1 day ago||the loss of posbangs||
is tragic for a post like this
|1 year 4 days ago||The NCAA is so mad they didn't find anything||
The next school that allows a volleyball player to use university water to wash their car is going to get the death penalty.
|1 year 6 days ago||Surprised to see no mention of penn st 2009||
In the 40s, windy and started raining in 1st half. M scored td to go up 7-0, psu ran off 35 of next 38. Graham zug and andrew quarless combined for 4 receiving td's, 3 of which were flat blown coverages down the seam
|1 year 1 week ago||Not sure about Houston Baptist||
But I only count 2 in an 11 game non-conf schedule (excluding the 2 exhibitions), not exactly HBCU heavy.
With a remaining schedule that includes road games at Iowa State and Duke, home games with Arizona, plus neutrals with Stanford, Florida St/VCU in Puerto Rico, then a likely 3rd game in Puerto Rico of G'Town or K State, I think that's a more than acceptable non-conf. schedule for a team of what Michigan's caliber should be this year.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Too late for this year but||
Guy I work with ties their draft order into the Kentucky Derby, kinda similar to the NASCAR one above. Each guy in the league gets 2 starting positions assigned at random. They use the highest finish of the 2 horses for each person and rank the draft order as such.
Side bonus is that he also hit the trifecta this year using his 2 numbers and a 3rd he picked, won $4,000.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I might be one of the few||
Cmu grads that cant effing stand fire up chips. I had an r.a. my freshman year that said it all the time and it pissed me off.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If he manages to convince both to come to Michigan||
Give him the #1 jersey. Braylon will understand....OK, maybe not.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'm a bit of a soccer newbie as well||
but from the limited experience I have watching games, I salivate over the prospects of the 4 midfielders you list there playing together, especially the center mids.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Nice to know Wojo reads MGoBlog||
From his column in the Det News today http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130315/OPINION03/303150334#ixzz2NcJF6NiM, this sentence leads the third paragraph:
"It's the noise Michigan needs to hear, the guttural sound of a large man grabbing a rebound or powering to the basket."
I'm sure it's complete coincidence Wojo uses the same not exactly common word, guttural, that Ace used in the opening sentence of his game recap.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Yo tommy||
Tell me how my a** taste
|1 year 28 weeks ago||State wins||
On an 80 foot granny shot by nix at the buzzer
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You are so dominate in this||
You are so dominate in this thread.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Completely missed that part||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||This first part of this||
"He does it the right way -- clean -- and he adjust to his personnel. Before he had Burke, they didn't ball-screen a ton. They also used to play a ton of 1-3-1 defense and now he just sprinkles it in. He's a really good coach."
Just reeks of being from Izzo.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Indiana 86 Michigan 81||
Hopefully no one has this one yet, not going to look it up.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||If those boobs||
Still looking like that, I'll be Elton Brand for 3 or 4 minutes.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Sweep the leg||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||ohio st and penn st||
are mostly to blame for this.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||No he's not||
The contracts on their face are both 5/$80 but Verlander's was structured at $8 and $12 the first two years, then bumped to $20/year the last 3 years so Verlander is making $20 million this year. Unless Sanchez' deal is structured to be getting more than that this year, and teams very rarely frontload contracts, he won't be making more than JV.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Don't forget||
Only beating Boise St. by 4 and Louisiana-Lafayette by 3, both at home.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||88-78 M||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||82-67||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Home schedule so far||
Pretty hard for a crowd to really get up and into any of these games when the closest margin of any of these games was 28 points. You'll see a much different atmosphere tomorrow night.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||he's been playing more minutes||
than vogrich so far anyway so him not starting isnt really that big a deal. i think beilein likes him as an instant offense guy off the bench.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||kind of a misplaced||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||ct/lo||
is at troy athens hs
|1 year 41 weeks ago||lamb and tuna fish?||
lamb and tuna fish?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||in the mac||
western already played central. awesome analysis though
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Albion, MI||
Home to bball asst. coach LaVall Jordan.
Graduated a year ahead of me. Lost to Battier era Country Day in state finals their senior years. That team had 4 guys that should have played at least D1 college ball but LaVall was the only one that had his shit together.
|2 years 2 days ago||brutal stretch in the middle||
at iu wisky and msu, home to osu but get repaid with 2 of 3 after at being against psu plus finish with 4 of last 6 at home
|2 years 4 days ago||coke||
he just gets lefties out
|2 years 4 days ago||From UMHoops.com||
"Irvin jumped 37 spots from 68th to 31st in the rankings while Walton rose 13 spots, to 44th up from 57th. Donnal saw his stock drop but only minimally as he fell from 103rd to 104th."
Irvin had a huge summer and is now the go to guy on his HS team with his teammate Gary Harris now in East Lansing. A lot of rumblings from Indy BBall people have listed him as the best player in Indiana. With a good HS season, I could see another jump from him to near 5 star status similar to the leap that GR3 made last year.
|2 years 1 week ago||my wife teaches at oxford hs||
this was actually done outside of the actual school district. once the voters turned down the bond issue, the school dropped it and it was actually the sports booster club that undertook and did the financing for this.
obviously the school had to give its permission but the truly idiotic was done by non-school district people.
i would bet you'll see a large donation made by the detroit lions charitable foundation then an 11th hour refinance of the remaining portion of the unpaid amount, too much bad pr all around for the bank to just take peoples houses for something that "benefitted the kids", regardless of how monumentally stupid these peoples initial decision was.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Been on flights with Mike||
Been on flights with Mike Tirico (Dallas) and Jason Richardson (Charlotte, NC) on separate occasions.
My best one was from just a couple of weeks ago. Went to Pittsburgh for Tigers games and after a night of baseball, drinking and the casino, my buddies and I ended up at the same bar as Verlander and Gerald Laird. My buddy and I beat Verlander and one of his boys at pool. Verlander closed the bar down and left with a very fine young lady. I'm sure she was a close friend from high school and his longtime girlfriend knows all about it.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||must be blocking out the pain of...||
the dontrelle willis experiment.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||In a twisted way, I hope all of the 4 go pro after this year||
That would most likely mean we are celebrating a 2012-13 Michigan basketball season that ended in Atlanta.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||never fails to make me laugh||
never fails to make me laugh
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Not necessarily favorite, but moment I remember the most...||
was Butler/Florida from 1st round in 2000. I was the only one in my dorm tourney pool that picked Butler to win (I know, cool story bro), but the memorable part is that LaVall Jordan graduated from Albion HS a year in front of me and while we weren't more than acquaintances, we knew who each other were. It was heartbreaking to see a guy I knew and an 85% free throw shooter miss 2 and Miller go the length of the floor to beat them.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||State has an agreement||
where they are going to play road games vs all 3 michigan MAC schools in the next 8ish years. 1st one is this year at CMU.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I don't know..||
There is a big difference in 1st round matchups between the 2 and 3 seed. Assuming higher seed wins in 1st round of BTT, 2 seed gets winner of this weekend's Iowa/NW matchup where winner gets 7 seed. The 3 seed gets loser of IU/Purdue matchup. This of course assumes no upsets in Thursday 1st round BTT games. HUGE difference in playing IU/Purdue vs. playing Iowa/NU
Fun Big Ten Tourney facts: In the 14 year history, the following matchups have never occurred:
I'm sure everyone knows about MSU/Michigan never meeting. However, there has only been 1 year (2001, UM 10 seed, MSU 2) where they could have even met before the semifinals. Including this year where they can't meet until the finals, 11 of the 15 years of the BTT, the only way MSU/Michigan could have met was in the finals. That is crazy to me.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||We play 18 conference games||
So we have 11 conf. games plus arkansas left. We are currently 15-4 so if we win 5 conference games plus arkansas, we would finish at 21-10 overall.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I'm actually impressed...||
that it took until the bottom of the 1st page of the OP's link for someone to mention "getting no help from the whistle" and the bottom of the 2nd page for someone to call the over and back "complete homer BS"
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Big Ten schedule||
EDIT: Nevermind, Raoul types faster than I do.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Another correction...||
Farmington Hills Harrison does not have a bye this week. Their conference (Oakland Activities Association) has a crossover week this week between 2 of the divisions. Harrison is playing at Lake Orion H.S. this week.
I live just south of LOHS and was thinking of going.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Even though...||
Nashville is in Central Time Zone, the better fit geographically is Nashville moving to the Southeast.
I don't think you'll see the Wings moving east, leaving only one original 6 team in the West (Chicago). My guess of the most likely moves are moving Nashville to the Southeast, Winnipeg moving to the Northwest with the other Canadian teams + Colorado and Minnesota moving to the Central.
Hopefully, the NHL uses this as the time to examine the schedule as well and change it so that each team plays the other at least once every year. It's ludicrous that it takes 4-6 years to get to see some teams/players from the opposite conference.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Funny...||
That was EXACTLY what I did. As soon as he went up, I yelled NO, NO...WOOOOOOOOOO.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||The team's response after Wisconsin game...||
and how they played in the Minnesota game, as well as how they jumped on State from the get go after a full week layoff, makes me confident that we will see Michigan's best effort against Illinois on Friday.
They very easily could have come out flat for each of these games for very different reasons and didn't.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||SMU's leading rusher is from Oxford..||
so you can root for someone from Michigan at least.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Have the contact rules changed that substantially...||
in the 10-ish years since Braylon was being recruited? It seems like the father of a very highly recruited player would have some memory of how the process went down.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Just imagine to possibility||
Just imagine to possibility of Denard and Dee running the "Annexation of Puerto Rico"
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Sheppard||
Sheppard is the raido play by play guy for Michigan basketball, so if anything, he'd be biased TOWARD michigan.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Discussed this same possibility with a buddy last night...||
We both felt RR has to have been keeping something up his sleeve for Sparty. The offense hasn't had to show many wrinkles due to the sheer dominance of Denard, but I would be SHOCKED if there aren't a few plays that involve more than 1 of the QB's. My favorite would be Denard and Gardner in the backfield, maybe trying to get Gardner isolated on a LB on a wheel route or a jumpball play near the goalline similar to the one that tOSU ran for Pryor a couple of times when Boeckmann was there.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||The U.S. plays a friendly against Brazil...||
on August 10th in New Jersey. Given the World Cup and most players beginning preparations for their respective club seasons, it's debatable how many of the recognizable names for either side will be there. I would think the U.S. or Mexico based players would likely be there (Donovan, Buddle, Findlay, Torres, Gomez), but I would question if the guys that play on European club teams (Onyewu, Dempsey, Holden, etc.) will be there. Maybe we could see the return of Charlie Davies to the USMNT.....
|4 years 8 weeks ago||93 OSU game...||
was the first game I attended at the Big House. I doubt my experience is any different than any others' first game. Truly, one of the more memorable sporting events in my life. The epic beatdown on TUOOS that day was icing on the cake.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I went to Albion High School with LaVall....||
and he is an outstanding person. The phrase "nicest guy you'll ever meet" is thrown around a lot, but it's true with LaVall. So pumped he has gotten the opportunity to come back to Michigan.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Looks like the Iowa fans are bringing out..||
all the original plays on Michigan's name.
"Make Michigan" on the front and "Our Bichigan" on the back.
Also have seen an "Ann Arbor is a Whore" shirt.
All they need is a "Wal-Mart Wolverine" one to complete the cycle.
I know Iowa is really bad, but Lickliter should really have trouble looking his team in the face when he gives his munchkin son 7-10 minutes a game
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Is he....||
Is Antwan Boldin any relation to Anquan Boldin from the Cardinals?
I know what you meant, but couldn't pass this one up.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||The Rule 5 rules also allow a||
The Rule 5 rules also allow a team to offer a selection back to the team the guy was originally selected from for $25,000. Not sure if you can then just cut him if the original team doesn't want him back either.
You haven't seen Bloom this year because he was terrible in spring training and the Tigers offered him back to the Pirates and the Pirates accepted because they apparently didn't have enough terrible pitchers.