and... i like them? I think I like them.
- Member for
- 1 year 41 weeks
- Rick Leach
- Anthony Carter
- Chan Henne/Mike Hart
- Charles Woodson
|28 weeks 7 hours ago||Was there myself||
Tha draconian metal stadium rising out of the mist. Dadrion Taylor's caree-ending hit on a PSU receiver. Total defensive domination.. The muddy 'parking lot'. The best road game I ever went to.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Another "best"||
While there wasn't anything to take away in punt coverage, the kickoff (and there was a large sample) coverage was significantly better. I don't recall seeing anything returned beyond the 25, except for the one which wound up back at the 10 by dint of penalties. I know it was CMU, but everyone was pushing it out past the 30 last year. More good use of burnt redshirts.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Section 12, row 52||
The play came at us. AC was the best offensive threat I ever saw in the winged helmet. You held your breath when he touched the ball. Bo used to run him on a delay 15 yard crossing route, and opposing safeties would play deep, he would get the ball running loose because the corner could never stay with him.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||At least the media was on top of the story...|
|41 weeks 1 day ago||With regard to 'Camp vs. Game' evaluation,||
It seems to me that there is a component of evaluation accuracy which relates to position groups. I think that positions which are biased towards one-on-one matchups in a game setting are easier to replicate in a camp setting. This would make WR/CB evaluation at camps a more realistic proposition. The closer you get to the box (linemen, QBs, linebackers) or the more your position is intrinsically reactive to line play (FS/SS/RB), the harder it is to recreate the game speed and teamwork in a camp setting. So, I feel pretty good about Canteen and Watson.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Alas, it is true||
Jim Smith dropped the ball right in front of us, he had 5 yards on the cornerback, and the safety had no angle. Leach put it over his right shoulder (he was running down the left sideline), and the ball went right through his hands. The image is burned in my memory. We had been battling all game against a Purdue offense featuring some running back named Dirking (Scott?), who ran for like 200 yards on us, and Jim's catch was going to put is all right. Sigh.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Also - 'E' for Elliot, Pete||
Also - 'E' for Elliot, Pete and Bump
|50 weeks 5 days ago||How 'bout some old-timers?||
'B' - Bennie (Oosterban and Friedman)
'G' - Germany (Schultz)
'N' or 'S' - Neil Snow
'W' - Willie Heston or Wistert (too many to list)
'K' - Kramer
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Almost never fumbles the ball...||
I remember a terrifying stretch of "Gallon back to receive the punt..."
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It isn't about a 'Man Card'||
It's about how you spend your precious time as a collection of (mostly) coherent molecules. I avoid watch anything that features:
- people who in no way resemble a normal group of people
- people doing things that in no way are what people normally do
- overt manipulation of the viewer's concept of what consititutes 'desireable'
- people collected for purposes of artificial games or public humiliation
While I am a sucker for action movies (violates the first two groundrules), overall, I'd have to say I'm pretty boring. But, at least I retain my self-esteem.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||He was a friend of my dad's||
My father was a pretty good diver in college, and he got to know Mr. Kimball when we moved into the area in '59. He taught us trampoline moves when we were kids. I was pretty young, but I do recall being frightened by his intensity.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Even an old guy can learn||
/would doff hat if wearing one....
I know when I got out of Michigan, I wanted to make a buck, pocket some cabbage, you know, earn a living. I was pretty self-centered, as were most of my associates. Mr. Odoms is giving and leading right out of school, and that is something the Michigan Football family can be proud of. If he can instill just a part of that in the lives of the people this project will touch, who knows what blossoms? Visit the desert after a rainfall and see what just a little water can do.
I made my contribution, but consider it fair payment for the lesson Mr. Odoms would teach.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||What the civilized man will be doing||
A couple of us will be in the back of parking lot #4, but I have no more specifics than that a pick-up is involved and my buddy's preferred location is in the back. Man, am I looking forward to this. Win or lose, I'm betting I'll be proud of Team 133 when all is said and done.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Here's to old luxury||
I have driven a lot of different units over the years, ranging from domestic to Japanese to European. All have their qualities and will suit someone's purposes, but that is the trick, isn't it? Buy a car you want to drive, since you're going to be sitting in it for thousands of hours. Life is too short for anything else. Cost is less of an issue if you dip into the used car pool, which has become my favorite swimming hole. I have come to love used Mercedes, particularly E-class sedans (I'd love a wagon, but they are hard to come by and relatively overpriced). Buy one with 60K on the clock, find a local mechanic, and be happy every time you get behind the wheel.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Perspective is a good thing||
What's up with all this recruting hyperventilation? (F5, F5)? I love the class that Hoke is putting together (F5), but when, and if, and of them play as freshman, the sense of euphoria is going to be replaced by the realization that they play like Freshman (F5). How many Freshman have come in and light it up?
and probably a few others. This is out of, what, 800+ freshman who came in since 1975. (5? F5!) We would do well to remember that for every great play a rookie makes, you will see 10 instances of missed reads and confusion.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Passing Judgement||
The capacity to convert reality lies within all. Your keen observation concerning authoritarian personalities might be extended to judgemental people, e.g. homophobes. Binding what could eventually described as a form of self-loathing to passing judgement is a common enough practice, e.g. "you hate in others what you most hate in yourself"
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Tough guy behind the wheel||
Juan Manuel Fangio was the greatest F1 driver of all time and he drove in an era when drivers were as important as technology. The machines were harder to drive, both tracks and vehicles were dangerously unsafe, and the physical stamina required to compete was far higher. He won five championships, with the last one while driving an underpowered Maserati 250F "birdcage" that was 4 years old when the 1958 season began. He is, of course, highly regarded in racing circles, but largely unrecognized in the sporting world.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||What is this 4th of July, anyway?||
Our day of independence does not celebrate storming a Jail, starting a civil war, or any act of violence. we honor a magnificent statement of human asperation. That's what separates us from the rest of the world. Well, that, and the fact that we are fucking awesome.
America, all others are second place or lower...
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Who was "JoePa", anyway?||
For the most part, everyone love their grandpa or father figure. Joe filled that role well. The fact remains that no one knows crap about public figures, and public figures become such by knowing how to present an image. "JoePa", whether or not the real Paterno liked it, became a brand over his years of tenure. Who knows what the motivators were when the moment of truth regarding Sandusky's behavior knocked on JoePa's office door.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||UTL should be represented||
"Greatest Moments" should reflect crowd reaction as much as football plays. I've been to lots of games, but the UTL crowd was totally electrifying. Beating Sparty in triple overtime was similar, but a bunch of people took off by the time the game amped up. Carter's catch was also put the crowd in a frenzy, but it was one play and we were mostly nervous and quiet up to that point. Mario's and Desmond's catches lit up the stadium, and almost any Ohio game generates a unique level of intensity, but nothing in my experience, including the '69 Ohio game, approaches UTL for the way the crowd raised the level of excitement.
Personally, I would put Gallon's catch and run ahead of Roundtree's...
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Set the Wayback machine to 1976, Sherman||
1976 Orange Bowl against one of the great Oklahoma teams, lead by the Selmon brothers (Leroy and Dewey). This was the first non-Rose Bowl postseason game for the wolves, as well as Ricky Leach's freshman year. What a defensive struggle, but we lost in the fourth quarter. I was quite proud of just how hard we tried, and how evenly matched the two teams were when it came to hitting.