"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
- Member for
- 7 years 21 weeks
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Lydia Loveless - for the record||
The Eagles (or in her words "suing ass motherfuckers", for not letting her record it) song was Boys of Summer. The show was indeed awesome.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||W00t hockey post!||
Keep 'em coming.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Is there any way to buy a shirt on Friday?||
Is so, please let me know.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Enormous, profligate fountain||
If it makes you feel any better (not that it will), the water in that profligate fountain and the lake surrounding it is 99.99% sewage effluent.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Hagelin is awesome, but...||
... tossing around the "D" word might be a bit of a stretch.
Please, prove me wrong, Carl.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Well done, Sir||
Possibly the best article I'll ever read that devotes a paragraph to dong punching.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Are you telling me my hatred has been misdirected?||
I've always assumed that he was the cause of the end of the dancing by the hockey pep band director. If not, please elaborate. Unless, of course, and I'm quoting Mr. Formal Communication Haithcock here, the reasons are "to numerous to elaborate".
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Speaking of urinal neighbors||
I once used a urinal next to Ernie Harwell, and still regret not striking up a (post-leak) coversation. Back on topic, Keith Bostic broke my finger sliding into base when we played city rec softball together.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||What a fine job this does of||
What a fine job this does of tearing open emotional scar tissue. Reading the first two was enough anguish for the day.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||You pretty much wrote my comment for me||
Great write-up, Brian.
Great effort, team.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Indiana Alpaca Invitationa||
We were wondering about that, too (although not enough to actually look it up afterwards). Is a race, a shearing, or an ultimate fighting-type contest? And how does one earn an invitation?
|5 years 35 weeks ago||FYI those wanting tickets to Fort Wayne||
As of this morning, the Michigan Ticket Office had a two ticket maximum on orders for the Regional. That cap has now been lifted. You can order them by phone from the ticket office, sit in the Michigan section, and avoid the Ticketmaster "service" charge.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Yep. From what I've heard,||
Yep. From what I've heard, Hogan's not all that close to being ready so questioning the goalie decision is moot.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Luck||
Re: "Assuming 'luck' is essentially random, the pendulum should swing back the other way"
If luck is indeed random, having bad luck this year has no bearing on whether we will have good or bad luck next year.
Other than my one over-analytical nitpick, nice review.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||I'm interested in three||
|5 years 44 weeks ago||JJ responds to Lombardi's comments|
|5 years 44 weeks ago||What makes Lombardi's idiotic comments all the more damaging||
is that there is a small sliver of fact in there, so they can't be rejected out of hand as 100% BS. I saw Jack lead the rush up the ice more in his two years here than all of the other defenseman combined in the 25 years I've been watching Michigan hockey.
He was certainly the exception, though, in terms of the amount of freelancing that Red has allowed.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Not to nitpick, but Morrison||
Not to nitpick, but Morrison was a junior when he scored the national championship-winning OT goal.
Re: Brian's comment "With Lee Moffie playing very well, I'd scratch Llewellyn again." Moffie's been playing quite a bit lately. The more relevant question may be Llewellyn or Pateryn? Or, Red could revert to rotating among five defensemen, as he did for most of the Wisconsin game.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Drew Palmisano --> Kyle Palmieri?||
Llewellyn's slow, but not that slow.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Good enough...||
... to remind me that I haven't made a donation to this site in a while. Bravo.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Onward and upward||
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Pucks bounce...||
... but zero visits to the championship game in over a decade is starting to seriously piss me off. At least my lust for Jeff Jackson as our next coach was somewhat tempered by Notre Dame crapping the bed in Grand Rapids.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Still debating between The||
Still debating between The Arena (better crowd) and Aubrees in Ypsi (better viewing/sound).
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Grand Rapids||
I'd greatly prefer the team be placed in the Grand Rapids regional, but primarily for selfish reasons (i.e. more convenient to attend). The quality of the competition is the dominant consideration regarding their success. They made it through a relatively weak Albany regional with ease last year; our last trip to Grand Rapids, not so much.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Controversial early whistles from the referee||
So, when they go against us (i.e. the end of the Notre Dame game), they contribute to our getting "completely hosed".
But when they are in our favor, they're "something that's inescapably part of hockey".
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Between the histrionics over||
Between the histrionics over Conboy/Tropp and the kvetching about the (admittedly) bad calls, I feel like I'm on an internet message board here.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Stifling creativity||
Mr. Cullen certainly didn't pick the best night for seeing free-wheeling, college hockey. Jackson is a helluva coach and he has a great team, but that tight-checking style certainly doesn't lend itself to creative play.
It would have been better if he would have explicitly pointed out that this wasn't a typical college game, but he gets partial credit for the "at least on this night" comment, as well as alluding later on that it is Notre Dame's style that suppresses the entertainment value.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Seems reasonable to me||
Suspension for the remainder of the season strikes me as a fair penalty. Brian, your assertion that the severity of the penalty should be tied to the quality of the games missed ("This is not a penalty. State's season is over.") doesn't sway me. By that logic, no suspension of a Western player could ever be long enough.
Besides, State's new coach next year will still have the ability to extend the punishment.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||Your goalie comparison left||
Your goalie comparison left out the fact Sauer made the NCAA all-regional team last year, and was likely the scond choice for MVP in Albany behind Porter. Of course, then came Denver. My hope was that Billy was going to continue the maturation process this year and keep playing well further into the tournament. That scenario is looking less likely now.
I'm perplexed by how the team can play so much better in front of Hogan, but there appears to be sufficient data to indicate that it's not just a statistical anomaly. I still think we need an on-his-game Sauer, along with team playing as if Hogan is in net, to make any noise in the tournament this year.
|7 years 9 weeks ago||In regard to Sections 44 and||
In regard to Sections 44 and 1, there is a wide swath now bisecting the M for (I presume) handicapped seating. The painted M doesn't look so hot now when the stadium is empty, the t shirt idea would look equally fractured.