to play football, not to play trumpet
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|23 weeks 2 days ago||This was my first game at 10||
This was my first game at 10 years old as well. My dad's boss had a connection to the school and was able to get Mercury Hayes to sign a print of the catch. The ball is about 18" from his hands and you can perfectly see the scoreboard showing zeros.
Somehow my 10 year old self managed to save the ticket stub from the "Pigskin Classic"
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I would say the difference is||
I would say the difference is that Nuss at least seems to be coaching on the sideline and uses the enthusiasm to punctuate plays as needed. Hoke claps whether the players did something well, did not do something well....he just claps.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Sour Grapes||
The sour grapes don't just grow at Gong Show HQ. Down here in KC, Frank Haith (MIzzou BBall coach) just finished 3rd in their COY voting.
I would expect this from fan voting, but from supposedly rational adults?
|4 years 1 day ago||2011 Cowboy Classic - Extra Seats||
I found this little tidbit:
"LSU was initially guaranteed a ticket allotment of approximately 24,000 for the matchup with Oregon, but vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva was able to negotiate with the promoters of the game to secure an additional allotment of nearly 13,000 tickets running the total to 37,000 tickets for the contest."
I'm not sure if those extra 13k came from unpurchased Oregon tickets or what, but it seems there may be a small glimmer of hope remaining. If Joe Alleva got 13k for LSU, I'm sure DB can swing some our way as well.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Dog Training / Rosetta Stone||
I spent 30 minutes training the dog and followed up with 2 hours of talking to my laptop trying to learn German with Rosetta Stone.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Yes||
He was sitting in either section 7 or 8. I had the chance meet him on the way up the stairs. He was super friendly and I was able to chat with him for a second as we waited for the aisle to clear. That being said, he's a little unsteady on his feet and has a huge amount of work ahead of him before he'd be back to his former abilities.
I got a 'Go Blue' from him and a 'Thank you' from an older lady accompanying him.
Cool story bro I know.....
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Prep work||
The biggest difference is the amount of time girls in the South spend getting ready for even the most mundane of occurrences. Putting on a dress will give (almost) any girl at least a +1 bump from yoga pants, uggs, and hoodie.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||WMU Section 19 Row 47 2 Tickets||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||The Gap||
Perhaps Delany will make the same move The Gap did upon release of their new logo. The consumer backlash agains the logo was so bad that they abandoned the re-branding effort and went back to the original.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||High Stick||
They were reviewing whether or not the puck was contacted with a high stick. No portion of the stick can be above the cross bar when contacting the puck.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||A bit to add||
I agree with your assessment of the goals that RPI scored. I was there with my Dad and telling him about how short Hunwick is; he responded with 'how does height affect a goalie'. Approximately .3 seconds later the guy roofed it. Whether or not a taller goalie would have made the save, it certainly would have made the window to shoot through much smaller.
You barely touch on on it in your response, but I think the crux of our scoring problem is related to our shot selection. We probably would have had 60+ shots if RPI hadn't blocked so many. It seems like we always took an extra touch or made an extra pass instead of shooting. That gave RPI the chance to get their sticks or bodies in our shooting lanes. This was particularly evident on the PP; a bunch of passes around the outside and then a slap shot right into a group of 4 players.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Student Section||
One of the few things we have going for us is that the students at KU are finished with the semester. Compared to how loud Allen Fieldhouse can get with a full complement of 'lubricated' fans, tomorrow should not be too bad of an atmosphere.
The KC alumni club scored some seats so there should be about 30 of us in a group. Rumors are that the Denver and Omaha groups will be making the trip as well.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Battier||
Not to be nit-picky, but Battier played at Detroit Country Day...which is just about as far from PSL as you can be.
DCDS high school is more expensive than in-state tuition to UM.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Public School League||
It's the athletic conference for most of the public high schools in Detroit.
|7 years 1 week ago||Not superstitious...but....||
I really hope we play well enough to finish up the season to go into the Tournies with some confidence. However, a #1 seed may as well be the worst thing possible for us. Damn you terriers.....
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Jerk?||
I'll replace 'asshat' with 'jerk' if that will make the post more PG. I understand the idea behind not speaking poorly of current and recently departed M players. My point of Sam being missed and Mallet not missed still stand; from a personality level at least.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||McGuffie v. Mallett||
I'll take a million quiet guys like Sam over a single pompous asshat like Mallett around campus anyday. I think it says a lot about these guys looking at the comments about them; I don't seem to remember many well-wishers sending Mallett south.
|7 years 10 weeks ago||Physics||
It would help him not get bounced around quite as quickly. Being as a concussion is caused by the brain impacting the skull, any decrease in the acceleration someone feels after impact would help lessen the chance of a concussion. So, if he gets a little bigger, he won't accelerate quite as fast after being hit, and have less of a chance of ending up concussed.
Another option is for him to stop running so fast.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Good Advice||
These 11am games make F&H pretty much impossible. I have watched a few at 810 but never the Falloon. Planning on being at the Falloon tomorrow? I definitely want to be be within walking distance of home in case I need to self-medicate after the game.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Weird||
It was actually structural fiberglass pultrusions, but yah I should probably double-check these.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Damn.||
So checking this site compulsively while sitting at my Engineering job in a city I've only been in for 5 months and questioning whether or not I belong here....is normal?
|7 years 11 weeks ago||MM status is earned||
Agreed with you on that. My personal views are that status as a true "Michigan Man" is something that is earned and given to you by someone else. Self-proclamation of being a Michigan Man is the first sign that you are, in fact, quite far from being one.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||After the New Year||
Let's not forget that with the second semester, Laval Lucas-Perry becomes eligible, adding another dynamic scorer to floor. I noticed in the game last night the Bruins really tried to shut down Manny and luckily Stu stepped up with some nice shots. Adding Lucas-Perry should open up more dependable options for scoring.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Extra Attention||
I just hope all this extra attention surrounding him doesn't push him over the edge to transferring. He's a self-admitted introvert and didn't like all the attention he was getting. If he knows every thought and possible action he makes will be examined to such detail, he may just decide its not worth and transfer. Hopefully not though, he is one helluva exciting player to watch.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||E)||
Add in the expectations people had for him due to the YouTube videos. I think people lose perspective sometimes that these are 18-23 year old 'young men' who have more things to worry about than 85% of the people their age.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Student Athlete?||
This may not just be football related either. I grew up 20 mins. from AA and had a good friend go there with me; she wanted to attend UM for as long as she could remember. Yet, after her first semester she couldn't deny that it didn't fit for her; she transferred to a small private school in Maine and loved every second of it. While football does take up a lot of time for these guys, some of them do look at the other aspects of college. Sam may not feel like he fits very well with Michigan as a school, regardless of how the season and team have gone.