Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|6 days 16 sec ago||Didn't Realize That||
I didn't know it was a trade -- just read that he was called up from Hershey. Good info. I never understood Erat's problem. Initially, he was unhappy with his ice time, but it seemed like that problem was resolved. Anyway, I hope Brown sticks with the Caps.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Chris Brown - Caps||
Not sure if anyone else noticed, but the Caps called up Chris Brown the other day. He played last night against the Bruins. As a Caps fan, it's nice to have another Wolverine on the roster. There haven't been any since Knuble left. At one point, the Caps had both Knuble and Morrison. I went to a practice with my M hockey jersey during this time. At one point, Morrison skated over to Knuble and pointed to me with a nod -- pretty cool. Knuble was also a super nice guy in the community, often helping coach the Mites teams at the Caps' practice rink when he was in town (his kid was on one of the teams).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||New Invention||
There's also this cool new technology, called the Digital Video Recorder ... I highly recommend it for these types of situations. Also saves you hours of your life in missed commercials. /s Thanks for sharing the schedule.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Props||
Yes, he gets major points for having a (self-depricating) sense of humor. I may not root against him in the NFL now.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Kelly/Bo||
You know, I agree with you in general. I don't appreciate coaches who embarrass their players on the sidelines by screaming at them. At the same time, I have/had incredible respect for Bo and he would go off on his players from time to time. I feel like Kelly is a prick, but I can't quite put my finger on the difference between his sideline antics and Bo's. Thoughts?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||No tickets in DC||
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I was starting to get worried because my brother in Farmington Hills got his last Wednesday.
|43 weeks 23 hours ago||Wisconsin||
I'd rather be Wisconsin right now than Rutgers. I'd rather have a few high quality recruits at this point than lots of 2/3* guys. At some point you need quantity, but I'd put Wisconsin around 4th/5th at this point.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||YRPR||
I enjoyed the post and I think you make a strong argument. However, I'm a little suspicious of the metric you site (YRPR). Fundamentally, why is the % of your team’s targets you receive so important? This seems to favor receivers who play on teams without other good receivers. If you have Desmond Howard and Derick Alexander on the same team (that was awesome), Alexander is penalized for playing with Desmond, isn't he?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
This is pretty much the same point I made about 10 minutes after you did...
|52 weeks 3 hours ago||Tip Off||
Technically, there is not tipoff in the second half, but I get your point. I may sneak out to a sports bar this afternoon...
|52 weeks 4 hours ago||'89 Bball Story||
Thanks for bringing back all of those great memories (except the Rocket Ishmail part -- still remember standing in the rain, pissed off about that one). I was a freshman in 88-89. I went to the final game of the regular season against Illinois with my brother that year. Illinois didn't just beat us, they blew us out in our own gym. As we were walking out, I said to my brother, "I think we just saw the national champs" ... of course, I was right, but about the wrong team.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Desmond's Academics||
Interesting article. It reminded me of my (albeit limited) interaction with Desmond when I was in school. When Desmond's parents said he was serious about academics, I believe that. I had a class with him in '92 -- mass media communications I think it was called. He had already won the Heisman trophy, so he was like a superhero in that class. When he walked in to the room, a hush came over the class. Occasionally, people not even in the class would come in and ask him to sign some jerseys. He was about to be a first round pick in the NFL draft and a millionaire. Despite all of this, he never missed a class. That impressed me and I bring it up any time a cynic says that D1 football players aren't really student-athletes. Some are.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Denard option||
If Denard can't throw against Ohio, I wonder if the coaches consider putting him in the backfield/slot? He could hold the ball with his left arm and preview his NFL career. Thoughts?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Goalie Helmets||
Goalie helmets are custom fit/made and very expensive. I'm sure there wasn't time to have one made for last night. Perhaps it won't be worthwhile for the 5 or so games remaining, but if he sticks I imagine he'll get a new one.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Finishing||
Excellent post, thanks. I'm no expert, but I play hockey a bit and watch a ton of college and NHL. It seems to me that our biggest shortcoming this year was a lack of guys who could finish. We had a lot of talented skaters and guys who could create opportunities, but not much in the way of pure goal scoring. I'm hoping some of the incoming freshmen and/or the younger guys will develop and fill that void.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I have no trouble rooting for||
I have no trouble rooting for Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue, but Ohio and Sparty are a much different animal. I'm only able to root for those two if there is something in it for Michigan (e.g., a share of the B1G title).
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I'm picturing Denard to||
I'm picturing Denard to Devin, back to Denard for 6 ...
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Imagine how silly good that||
Imagine how silly good that '97 team would have been with Manning at QB. Griese was good and all, but that would have been a team for the ages.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||If Sparty wears their combat||
If Sparty wears their combat uniforms, this could be visually the worst game ever.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Man Crush||
I have a man crush on Greg Mattison, man boobs and all. I love this guy ... so glad Spring Practice is here, if for no other reason than the interviews.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Fulmer||
Great analysis, thanks. It would be interesting to tie this to wins and losses. Guys like Phil Fulmer seemed to produce tons of NFL talent, but had very inconsistent results in wins and losses. Two components of coaching skill are certainly player evaluation and development, but who are the best at producing results with limited talent? Maybe this analysis has been done before.
|2 years 5 days ago||Good sign||
When our complaints focus on the shade of maize on the uniforms, this is a good sign that things are going well with Michigan athletics...
|2 years 2 weeks ago||As a B-School graduate ...||
... I am extremely impressed. Maintaining that level of academic success while (essentially) working a full time job is an amazing accomplishments. Congrats to Zack.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||My Perspective||
I was a senior at Michigan when the Fab 5 were freshmen. I had lucky timing, having experienced the National title as a freshman in '89. That Fab 5 first tournament run was an AMAZING time to be on campus. Needless to say, I was a huge fan. I gave Webber the benefit of the doubt when the accusations started surfacing. I did not believe such a seemingly, nice, intelligent, talented kid would do something like that. I didn't want to believe it.
Now, I still love the rest of the Fab 5, especially Juwan and Jalen, but not so much Mr. Webber. Why not forgive?
1) He never admitted what was proven by a federal investigation;
2) While accepting the money, he was also crying poor, talking about all of the money Michigan made on his jerseys -- hypocrisy!
3) He DESTROYED the basketball program, along with the others. Only now is it coming back, after almost 20 years.
4) He never showed remorse for what he did to the program, his teammates (tarnished image, banners taken down, etc.), the university, future players, fans, etc.
5) What happened to Chris? What was his "punishment"? Make millions in the NBA? Sorry, but 10 years ban from the university was hardly a punishment. Of course, this is always true: players like Reggie Bush, Webber and Pryor never pay for hurting their schools.
So, no, I don't welcome him back with open arms. If he ever came clean, I might soften a bit, but I'll never think of him in a positive light again.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||My favorite line ...||
... was, "when I sat there thinking it really just came down to Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Wisconsin, and USC. I just took all the places that I'd seen and thought about me waking up there, would I be happy, and the one I would be happiest in is in Ann Arbor, so that's when I decided to commit." That's a pretty good endorsement.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Must Win||
I think this game is a must win (10):
1) It's the most winnable of the remaining games, at least on paper;
2) Losing will cause panic, loss of confidence and potential downward spiral; and
3) Recent history (2009 & 2010) will magnfiy #2, with the media and fans freaking out about coaching, Denard and any other possible skape goats.
This seems like a game that we win if we play well, but lose if we beat ourselves. I really hope it's the former.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I know that there was a||
I know that there was a caveat about complaining, but I got about half way through this podcast before it was too "sky is falling" for me. I was frustrated after the game as well, but the response here seems a bit of an over reaction. It seems like we went from "Hoke poops gold, Borges is a genius and we should win the Legends division," to "we have a terrible line, our QB can't throw, our system is terrible and we're doomed to 2-3 more years of misery" in the course of one game. There's still a very real chance at 9-10 wins this year, which is more than most would have expected.
Having said that, I'm a huge fan of the blog and the podcast. However, I think sometimes there is too much deference to Brian's (albeit insightful) opinions.
Thanks and Go Blue!
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Could be||
My wife does that too...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Best Line of the Day||
"I know what I’m saying. You don’t.”
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Isn't it nice...||
to laugh at teams that are bad, when it's not Michigan?
P.S. Please please please beat Moo U.