"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."
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I live about 3 blocks from||
I live about 3 blocks from the Big House.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It was a holiday for me every||
It was a holiday for me every year when Bim Skala Bim came and played the Blind Pig. Such a great band and show.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'd even count Pipkins as a||
I'd even count Pipkins as a third loss...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Game photos||
A few pics from the game.
Michael Onwenu dominates the line of scrimmage.
Donovan Peoples-Jones stops to let the defense slide by.
Peoples-Jones sprints downfield.
QB Rodney Hall scrambles down the sideline.
QB Sam Johnson III throws under pressure from Cass Tech.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Ha! The same descriptor is||
Ha! The same descriptor is sometime used by locals who attended school with Jim and John.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Good to know we'll be getting||
Good to know we'll be getting another recruit between now and Thanksgiving.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||No thanks. The stadium||
No thanks. The stadium atmosphere is better without alcohol.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Where? Is it behind the||
Where? Is it behind the raccoon?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Too slow moving and too many||
Too slow moving and too many storylines. The focus on bar singers is tedious. Vince Vaughn is too vince-vaughny. And so far the plot isn't compelling, but maybe that changes soon?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I have a ticket stub signed||
I have a ticket stub signed mid-game by BJ Dickey.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||I'd go with Chop House,||
I'd go with Chop House, Pacific Rim, or Sava (not Seva's).
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I've been to Old Carolina||
I've been to Old Carolina twice, so it was good enough for a 2nd try, but it feels and tastes like a chain restaurant. Not bad, but there are better options. On the plus side, they have hushpuppies.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of BBQ options in A2||
Lots of BBQ options in A2 these days with Rub, Old Carolina, Satchels, Red Rock, Roadhouse, Blue Tractor...
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, and yes. The Red Iguana||
Yes, and yes. The Red Iguana is great.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Going out into the woods with||
Going out into the woods with two horny females and trying to attract horny males.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I saw a Letterman taping in||
I saw a Letterman taping in 2005. Luckily we passed their screening test and they sat us in the front row center. Had to peer around cue-card guy, Tony Mendez, but we had a blast.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||My dad is a professor. I grew||
My dad is a professor. I grew up at Stanford with Jim Plunkett as my idol. My dad came to Michigan in '78 and I became a fan immediately as a 13-yr-old sports-obsessed kid. Before accepting the Michigan offer, my dad requested four season tickets and an expensive electron microscope. Apparently the tickets were a harder ask.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I went to Peru last May and||
I went to Peru last May and came back with the same tshirt Jim's wearing.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Guacamole with lump crab at||
Guacamole with lump crab at Isalito.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I remember rushing the field||
I remember rushing the field once or twice between 1978 and 1981. My memory is foggy but I jumped up onto the south endzone goalposts as they were being pulled down. Was that one of the OSU games perhaps?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein must issue him a pair||
Beilein must issue him a pair of Chuck Taylors... Pretty please?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. Our Arlington office||
Agreed. Our Arlington office was a couple blocks from the original (?) Five Guys. It was my favorite thing about business travel to Arlington in the 90s. The burgers seem pretty similar though, but I think the fries used to be so much better. Weren't they curly fries back in the day?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Sufjan||
I'm a big Sufjan fan and will be at the Detroit show, hopefully with a photopass to shoot the first three songs.
I've seen Sufjan a couple times and wasn't sure I would go this time, but after hearing Carrie & Lowell, I have to go. Brilliant album. If he had continued on the Adz path, I would have stayed home.
As others have mentioned, Carrie & Lowell has the feel of an early Elliott Smith album; simple, stark, passionate, and melodic, with multitracked vocals singing personal and painful themes. Illinoise has been a longtime favorite, but this one may top it.
Onstage, Sufjan and the late Elliott Smith have/had some similarities too--awkward shyness and imperfect performances (I've definitely never heard Sufjan use autotune!). Here's a video I shot of Sufjan closing the 2010 Royal Oak show with "Casimir Pulaski Day": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhZ3dPWJ6Fw
|33 weeks 4 days ago||May I have this dance?||
I kind of liked the dance team of Bushell-Beatty and Marshall Jr.
Wish there was a GIF of their little fox-trot shown here:
|34 weeks 1 day ago||No, but the upholstery was||
No, but the upholstery was overstretched.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||When I bought a Ford a few||
When I bought a Ford a few years ago, i picked the car off the Varsity Ford web site. The dealership told me it would be a few days because it was on loan to a member of the Michigan Football staff.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||"Home and Home"||
No, that's just dumb. It's "home and away." A home and away series.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Pratville, AL? Mmmmm. Fat||
Pratville, AL? Mmmmm. Fat Boy’s Bar-B-Que Ranch. That's some 5-star BBQ.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Would you prefer||
Would you prefer this?
"Buckle up, but don't get tooo excited... buckle loosely like you would for a 2-star... Hopefully better (really aMAIZING) news tomorrow. #GoodWithTheBad"
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Anyone have an extra ticket||
Anyone have an extra ticket to the Illinois game? I'll wear khakis for good luck?
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, Jim sat next to me in||
Yes, Jim sat next to me in math class at Pioneer.
|1 year 3 days ago||Worst 2||
|1 year 3 days ago||Worst 1|
|1 year 3 days ago||Gassed DLine?||
To me the Michigan defense, especially the big men up front, looked fatigued in the 4th quarter. They were getting driven backwards in those last couple drives. It made it even more curious that Henry, Pipkins, Hurst, Poggi, or others didn't get some playing time (though injuries may have been a factor).
|1 year 1 week ago||After the failed 2-point||
After the failed 2-point conversion, Michigan lined up for the on-side kick. OSU put ALL 11 men up near the kicker with no one deep. I was screaming for a pooch kick to the 25 yard line ("Oh my god, they have no one deep at all!") and Michigan likely would have won the sprint to field the free ball.
|1 year 1 week ago||Thanks for this. I agree. And||
Thanks for this. I agree.
And that photo is just too sad for words.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Do you really think a||
Do you really think a University with a "large pubic institution" deserves better than a University with a small one?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I've drafted a letter for the||
I've drafted a letter for the Regents:
"Dear David Brandon,
We suggest that you find a new Athletic Department to represent.
We will be fine without you.
Have a happy life..."
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I've watched Kelly at the||
I've watched Kelly at the last two kickoff classic games and been really impressed. Would love to have him join Michigan's recruting class!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||42-27 Michigan||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||No bags are allowed... But||
No bags are allowed... But some coats have pockets as big as bags. That's the loophole. I bring a lens on the camera and a seconds lens (fisheye) in a coat pocket.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thanks, I appreciate it! I||
Thanks, I appreciate it! I enjoy photographing sports and other events.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||SLRs are no problem.||
SLRs are fine. I've brought in lenses many times that were 4-5" without a problem.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||QAWQ?||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yeah, I was really impressed||
Yeah, I was really impressed with Weber at the Kickoff Classic last year against Southfield. He's tough and fast. With apologies if this is not allowed, but here are photos from that game last year: http://jaspersailfin.zenfolio.com/p71556617
I'm especially excited to see some of the younger kids I haven't seen yet, like Falcon, Peoples-Jones, and Hill. Also curious to see Daelin Hayes.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Prep Kickoff Classic||
I'll be at the Prep Kickoff Classic on Friday shooting photos of Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs Southfield and Detroit Cass Tech vs Oak Park.
So I'll be seeing Mike Weber, Michael Onwenu, Lavert Hill, Demetric Vance, Ostell Martin, Matt Falcon, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Donovan Johnson, and Josh Ross, among others.
The games are at Wayne State's stadium.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Photo Credit||
Hey Brian, can you add a photo credit for my Lawrence Marshall photo at the top?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Not yet. They were supposed||
Not yet. They were supposed to start mailing them out on Monday I think.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Peppers||
Jabrill was there too
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I'm Game||
Why first reaction was "why is the guy in the back holding a game controller?"
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Wish Michigan had kicked the||
Wish Michigan had kicked the onside kick deep. OSU had their 11 up at the line waiting for the squib with no one deep. A kick to the 20 would have been a race that Michigan likely wins, setting up a field goal try...
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Cowardly loss. Embarrassing.||
Cowardly loss. Embarrassing.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||There's a coach with balls||
There's a coach with balls
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Damn conservative play||
Damn conservative play calling. These coaches need some balls.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Apparently he has nine lives||
Apparently he has nine lives as a starter?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||My wife is out of town and I||
My wife is out of town and I have nothing better to do, so I'm driving from A2 to see the game. Should be fun.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sometimes, but not in this||
Sometimes, but not in this case.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||The End.||
Walt Jr's disability will slowly melt away as he flicks open a lighter, lights a cig, then strolls down the street to a waiting car... Hank's wife welcomes him into the car with a sensuous kiss.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Ever seen Mad Men?||
Ever seen Mad Men?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Michigan T||
Thanks for the trip description--very interesting to hear the details of an official visit.
Da'Shawn was wearing a Michigan t-shirt at the Gandy Dancer buffet Sunday morning, so you might have to change it to (he sometimes wears school colors on his visits)! Bryan Mone was there too and is a massive human.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Gandy Dancing||
Yeah, Mone and Hand were in the buffet line in front of me at Gandy Dancer Sunday morning. I'm surprised there was food left--Mone especially is a large human! Hand was wearing a Michigan T-shirt though, not church attire.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||All religious discussions are||
All religious discussions are at odds with "reason and empirical evidence" and have no place here.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||What about...||
Truffling the quarterback?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Devin was at the Michigan||
Devin was at the Michigan Women's Waterpolo match this evening... Studying today's practice film on his phone. Video after video--he barely even looked up at the match.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||PiHi||
I was PiHi 82 and Jim was an incredible athlete & arrogant ass. In addition to John Harbaugh (80) and Andy Moeller (82), there was also Franz Harary (80) who performed at a Super Bowl halftime!
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Isn't Joe Boisture done with||
Isn't Joe Boisture done with his redshirt decade soon?
|3 years 5 weeks ago||6) Doctors gave him some||
6) Doctors gave him some sweetass tats for one signed Buckeye helmet (broken)
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Wow||
One of the best EPL matches I've seen this year. So glad I saw this post and tuned in for the 2nd half. Fantastic final 20!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||And...||
Treais didn't score on his between-the-legs shot, but he gets major points from me for trying!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||To the left!||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||And celebrate!||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||On a roll, Coach!||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Yet Moar!||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Moar!||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Hoke has all the moves!||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Beat Ohio! I need a ticket!||
Beat Ohio! I need a ticket!
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Poole||
What's the word on Antonio Poole? People always seem to skip him when talking about next year's LBs.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||OJ||
I can see the Marcus Allen comparison, but the name that came to mind for me was OJ Simpson (minus the homicide). They both hit the hole at top speed and "gallop" through the hole, using their size and downhill speed to breeze past arm tackles.
Very impressive highlights--it seems like half of those long TD runs he isn't even touched. Poor competition, dominant O-Line, or incredible RB vision? He obviously has the speed. Hope he develops the Wolverine love!
|3 years 49 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Who is Noone and why is he making us watch?
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Wow||
He's so quickly into the backfield yet he's often the last lineman to move at the snap of the ball!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Great Kid||
I am visiting Seattle this week and happened onto this interview this morning. Man, what a quality kid! I wish I was half that mature coming out of high school. Hope to see him in Ann Arbor next year!
|4 years 1 week ago||posted from iPhone||
The refs sure do love Rivers, he travels every time he comes to a stop with the ball. Usually 4 steps. Watch the foul/time out trap near the end-- he takes at least 5 steps before he is touched.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Two weeks of prep for the coaches to do that? Were they recruiting the whole time?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Your version of what happened is entertaining to say the least. Luckily there is video evidence that dismisses your delusion.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
And for some of us who knew him earlier, he was an ass at Tappan and an ass at Pioneer.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Denard looks to running at 3/4 speed... Injured or just playing tentative?
|4 years 6 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Worst. Playcalling. Ever. Is Denard injured or something?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Ugliest. Uniforms.||
Ugliest. Uniforms. Ever.
My first reaction was: Colorado State JV team?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Big Will pushed his man 2||
Big Will pushed his man 2 yards into the backfield on that big 3rd and 1 tackle by Jake Ryan. His upfield penetration was key... And he definitely got leverage on that play!
|4 years 11 weeks ago||One Frustration||
I wish the Michigan D had changed plays when they showed the blitz before the snap and Rees then audibled. We got burned at least three times.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Pauloski||
I watched most of the fan day kicking exhibition and agree completely with a previous poster: "#93 Pauloski was the most accurate kicker and has a strong leg."
Pauloski was most impressive to me, followed by Wile. Broekhuizen looked better than last year and hopefully he has improved to provide competition. Gibbons just doesn't have it, in my opinion. His leg looks dead--the ball doesn't jump off his foot like Pauloski and Wile. It's odd because he looks so powerfully built yet he generates so little power with his leg swing.
Our kicking game will be better this year, because it couldn't be worse than last year!
|4 years 16 weeks ago||10?||
That number 10 looks so tiny on him!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Huge comeback and win! Way||
Huge comeback and win! Way to go, ladies!
That was a rollercoaster of emotions...
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Hmmmm||
Gee, I sure hope none of our current committed recruits become boosters in encouraging other kids to come to Michigan. Is Strobel a booster in recruiting Kalis? Is Chris Bryant a booster if he tweets Diamond about Michigan? Is Ross a booster for tweeting GBOD to potential recruits?
What an asinine rule and clearly not enforced (and probably unenforceable).
Where does intent come in to play? The rule posted above states:
"...they turn into a booster the moment they contact a recruit and act as a school's representative by trying to influence the recruit to attend that school."
(Not that litigation is pending, but...) Couldn't any fan say they are acting in their own interests as a consumer of collegiate football and not as a school's representative? What are the critera for being a "school's representative"? "Ticket purchaser" seems rather flimsy.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Feeling Lazy||
Chicken salad from Produce Station and Diet Coke. Yeah, I'm boring.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Size Matters||
Yeah, I saw him last weekend in Schembechler Hall and he looked taller than 6'1" to me. Of course, he wasn't walking out of a 7-Eleven at the time, so I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if 6'2" was accurate.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Poole looks like a beast!||
At the end of a long walk Saturday, I dropped in on Schembechler Hall since I had never been inside before. My visit apparently coincided with 2011 freshman class orientation (or something) because as I was checking out the trophy cases, there was a constant stream of "rookies" showing up with their families.
Antonio Poole looks like a beast. I'm 6'3" and he looked taller than the listed 6'1" to me... He has big wide shoulders and looks like he could run through a wall.
I also saw Posada, Rock, Beyer, and a couple others I didn't recognize, but Poole really stood out. Our LB crew in 2-5 years should be a terror to other teams!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||New place on Liberty||
Beware of Mani Osteria & Bar unless you really like salt and want your tongue to taste salty for 24 hours. Ice cream at Kilwin's right afterwards doesn't remove the saltiness either... we tried.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Yes!||
The "Train Wreck" at Bagger Dave's is outstanding.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Things that make me smile||
We haven't even reached those dark OSU days when the coaching change leads to dimished roles for some, doghouse for others, and disgruntled players/transferees start telling tales.
We are still at the very front end of this story and that makes me happy.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Nice||
Another quality kid with a quality family. Yes please!
|4 years 26 weeks ago||The worm turns||
Maybe Wormley with track ending?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||SI Rumor Untrue?||
SPORTSbyBROOKS reported on 5/24 that there was no SI article on OSU next Tuesday:
"Yes, Dohrmann has been in Columbus chasing down leads but no, there are zero immediate plans for a story from him about Ohio State football to be published in Sports Illustrated."
Here's the link:
|4 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
They were wearing different colored pants; one team white and the other olive.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Great White Whale/Wail||
Charlie Weiss is an offensive genius and has no ties to Tressel. Hire him now, OSU! Please!
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Yep||
Got my CW shirt on Saturday. : )
|4 years 27 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Congrats to Shane! A very impressive performance, indeed.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Capitol Offense||
Yes, the right does hate big government... buildings.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Was Clowe injured when he got||
Was Clowe injured when he got Kronwalled in Game 5? That was a nasty check!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Which way did he go?||
Man, the kid is just a blur in his highlight film. He certainly knows how to hit a hole and accelerate through it!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Woodson||
Charles Woodson came out after the Spring game but only signed autographs for kids. I didn't meet his age criteria, but was close enough to count the gray hairs on his chin.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Poor Defense||
Wow. RSL defender #4 just gave up on the play, stopped running, and let his man score. Weak.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Chest Save||
MSL team names may be a bit lame, but at least we don't have "BIMBO" enblazened across our chests.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Better Game?||
I just finished watching today's DVR'd Barcelona vs. Real Madrid match. What a disappointing spectacle. A couple brilliant Messi goals late couldn't even save it for me.
Hoping that the RSL vs. Monterrey match is better!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Deere Crossing||
This is one of my favorite pics from the Spring game and after. Still not sure why Jake left the stadium riding a John Deere... haven't heard anything about an injury.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||no||
We should be most concerned about his shoelaces. Look at that thing flapping in the wind. It could put an eye out.
No one can ever excel with untied laces...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Body Language||
As I watched him on the sideline during the Spring game, his body language told me he wanted to be anywhere else. He did not look happy to be standing there.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Autograph Heroes and Other Post-Game Comments||
I thought these three players were true autograph heroes after the game.
Mike Cox, Stephen Hopkins, Patrick Omameh.
They hung out outside the stadium posing for photos, signing autographs, and chatting with kids long after most had left. They didn't leave until everyone was satisfied. Very cool. Lots of other players were great as well, I was just amazed at the patience of those three.
Long after the game ended, Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson came out of the stadium and signed lots of autographs. Well, Desmond did anyway. Charles only signed for kids and took off when all kids had their stuff signed. Desmond, however, stayed for a long time taking care of requests.
I had fun watching Sam Webb, Alen Trieu, and others work the recruits and recent commits as they emerged from the Junge Center. Most were interviewed once or twice. The kids all looked exhausted.
Two other comments:
Why did Jake Ryan leave on the back of a John Deere trailer? Hopefully he was just having fun and not injured. It made for a great pic though!
Josh Furman has the team's #1 dreads!
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I agree with the question:||
I agree with the question: "Who are the targets?"
Tom Brady doesn't come around much, but what players/coaches can we really identify that need to be reconnected?
Woodley was at the spring game a couple years ago but I didn't see him this weekend. Could he be a target?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Sheldon Day had his Michigan||
Sheldon Day had his Michigan lanyard around his neck... and about a dozen other school lanyards sticking out of his jacket pocket. It was a pretty impressive collection! I saw MSU, Tennessee, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame among others. He said he was heading down to Virginia Tech next. I doubt it's him.
Coach Hecklinski was working Terry Richardson pretty hard after the game, telling him he needs to come to Michigan because "this is your home." Looked like it was making Terry a little uncomfortable... Doubt it's him either!
I'm gonna guess it's Bolden reserving his spot.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Good News||
After the Spring game, I was standing behind Sam Webb when Coach Montgomery walked by. In a very quiet voice, Coach said to Sam "Did you hear about Royce?" and flashed a thumbs up and a smile.
Happy to see the "Hello" post when I got home!
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Absolutely||
TP should sign up for the draft today... The 2011 Canadian Football League Draft is less than a month away!
Renaldo Sagesse is the 16th rated player in the 2011 CFL Draft!
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Hunwick was amaaaaaaazing!||
Hunwick was amaaaaaaazing! Great job, Wolverines!
|4 years 33 weeks ago||RIP||
You'll be missed, Vada.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Not on my porch!||
You'd think the couch comment would cushion the blow.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Prime Seating||
I'm in Section 1, Row 18, but only got that location when I reduced my ticket request down to a single ticket. And I reserved that ticket within 5 minutes of getting the email.
Bottom line, I'm going alone but will have a good seat!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Nice||
If that doesn't get the blood pumping on a chilly March day, nothing will!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks, Coach (and Tom) for sharing that. Sounds like a great kid who will fit in well at Michigan!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Wait for it...||
Whatever the NCAA decides, I hope they take their damn time. I would love to see that dark cloud hang over Columbus while their players, fans, and boosters sit and squirm beneath the unknown consequences.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Apropos of nothing||
I'm just excited that Michigan is being considered by an Auctavius and a Leviticus.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Name Dropping||
Cyler Miles Seaver Myers... Try saying that fast ten times.
These names are outstanding in 2012!
Win Homer, Zeke Pike, Gunner Kiel, Austin Appleby, Cole Gautsche, Noah Spence, Deaysean Rippy, Ondre Pipkins, Leviticus Payne, Maty Mauk, Pharoah Brown... Fantastic!
|4 years 41 weeks ago||BBQ||
I never thought much about BBQ until I visited my wife's family in Alabama a couple years ago... Fat Boy's in Prattville. Dayum! I could eat there every day! We tried another place in Montgomery but it wasn't nearly as good.
On the drive home I made us stop in Nashville so I could get more BBQ. Then at the Outer Banks we drove up to Sauls Bar-B-Que for some vinegar heaven. I'm hooked!
Anxiously looking forward to a visit to Satchels!
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Playing the best||
Yes, Coach Anderson definitely wants to pay the best teams. Plus, he recruits the Cali girls with the promise that they will travel to Cali a couple times so their families can see them play. And so they can escape the brutal Michigan winters.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Ha||
A conceded calamity?
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Big Announcement||
Brady Hoke will tell them that pre-season Lions games will be on channel 7.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Jones||
I'm excited to see Kellen Jones be a beast on defense.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Yikes!||
I hope our offensive line stays healthy in 2011! That is scary thin.
Hoke mentioned in his presser today: "there's the possibility that this class could grow by a few," so maybe Michigan will still sign an offensive lineman.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Wrong senior stats||
From the MaxPreps and other articles I've seen, he had 150 carries in his senior year, not 450. He averaged 10.55 yards per carry.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Hello indeed||
This power back is a welcome addition to our class. I'm thrilled he hit the books and made the grade. Welcome, Thomas!
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Thanks and goodbye||
Thanks for fixing the iPhone app. My wife really appreciates it. /s
Goodbye Soony (hadn't heard the confirmation). It was a short but fun ride!
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for all your hard work, TomVH. You've given us a lot of insight into this signing class and tomorrow should be a fun day for Wolverine fans.
Tip of the hat to RR for getting kids excited about Michigan and to Hoke for finishing strong under tough circumstances.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Great Interview||
Cooper. Barnett. I'm liking these cerebral visitors! They both sound like outstanding young men.
I'd love to have them both on our side next season!
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Super Cooper||
Glad he enjoyed his visit. Sounds like an intelligent, thoughtful young man. Hope he dons the Maize and Blue hat!
|4 years 44 weeks ago||No Recruits||
I didn't see the recruits at either Water Polo game, but David Brandon and Fred Jackson made appearances.
The matches are a lot of fun. Did you know it's a penalty if one girl pulls another girl's top off? Seriously. The officials even have a hand gesture to make the call.
I expect to see all of you at the matches on Sunday against #4 UCLA and #1 Stanford!
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Pie in Sky||
What the hell, let's make this weekend really fun and add Christian Westerman to the list!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||MD Magic||
I suspect Maryland resident Darian Cooper may have heard of him and be excited by this hire...
|4 years 45 weeks ago||The (Schembechler) Office||
I'm just glad Ricky Gervais wasn't roasting Michigan Football last night...
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Glutton for Punishment||
I keep coming in hoping to find something... anything... to raise my spirits on this ugly, gray Michigan day.
I know we have the potential "hello" to Flowers around the corner, but for some reason I have a hard time getting excited about him. Maybe it's because Lucien looked like such a beast in comparion...
Tough times in Ann Arbor... But at least the women's water polo team kicks off the season this weekend!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Devin just dominates on every||
Devin just dominates on every highlight (which is why they call them highlights, I guess).
So sad that he won't be wearing the maize and blue next year. Hoping there is a good explanation...
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Deep Thoughts||
Wow, he really planted his plant foot!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||SI Typo||
If you go to the SI story (from the front page link "Robinson admits he considered leaving Michigan," the headline now reads:
"Denard Robinson say he's staying at Michigan"
Is that what he say? What did your English teacher say?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Excellent||
Gotta love it when a recruit says: "He's someone that you would want to coach you."
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Rats||
These softening verbals and decommitments are snowballing it seems. Do recruits see themselves as jumping off a sinking ship?
What we really need is a commitment or two to reverse the trend and instill some optimism in the remaining and potential commits.
Who's it gonna be to break the ice? Chris Bryant? Raymon Taylor?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I agree||
Re-Frost that which was recently defrosted. And then get to Zetteling--PSU be damned.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Commit Touching Today?||
Did I mis-hear it, or did Hoke say that he would be contacting all the Michigan commits today after the press conference.
Is this allowed during the dead period?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Everywhere Man||
I see Fred Jackson at nearly every Michigan sporting event I attend. Volleyball, soccer, water polo, basketball... The man is everywhere and seems to have a handshake and greeting for all.
He's a Michigan treasure!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Yes||
I believe the one week "search" before the announcement was required to prevent litigation against UM.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Yikes?||
I look at his recruiting classes at Ball State and SDSU and wonder if he's up to the challenge, but I'll reserve judgement until he hires assistants and starts talking to recruits. If he can flip a Zettel or otherwise make an immediate splash, I could start to get excited.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Brandon Branding||
It certainly wouldn't hurt the Michigan brand to be discussed with a positive, big-name hire during the championsip game. Then again, if it's Hoke, not so much...
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Hmmm||
Paper or plastic?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I am so done with this||
Please just hire Hoke and get it over with. I have no desire to live through season of M fans mocking our coach for not being a "Michigan Man" and not observing every damn Michigan tradition to the tits.
Hire Hoke and give him a blank checkbook to hire the best assistants money can buy. If we can't inspire recruits with our coach, let's just dazzle with with our staff.
Go Blue, OK?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks, Coach, for your hard work on and off the field. I wish you success in your future endeavors.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Yes!||
I'm liking your list, especially the top 4.
Hoke MAY be palatable if he can pull in some major assistant coaches, but Hoke alone is not going to excite high school recruits.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Quick Draw McGraw||
The media is packin' heat down at Shembechler Hall? And only the AP guy was fast on the draw?
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Hmmm||
We are restricted by NCAA rules to 11 players on offense. The rest is up to our coach next year.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Seasonal Effectiveness Disorder||
I thought he was tired of winter and was asking you to make it summery...
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Running Game (Besides Denard)||
I felt like our season went downhill fast after Shaw got injured and we didn't have a reliable threat in the backfield with Denard.
So my biggest concern is that we a healthy RB that MSU must respect to complement Denard on the run option.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Here is a picture of my new||
Here is a picture of my new groin and what I will do to your furniture.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Yes, but...||
Here's to hoping that Anthony Zettel has "buyer's remorse" and goes Maize and Blue before signing day...
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Blais||
Yes, both goals were not played well by Blais, but he had help...
The UM defenders kept retreating instead of stepping up to prevent that first goal. There was no reason to keep backpeddling and give the man with the ball so much space. But that shot was just sick. It was struck hard, top shelf and near post, almost glancing both the post and crossbar as it went it. The shot came from well out, just right of center (not far wide), so Blais couldn't cheat too far to the near post before the shot.
On the second goal, Hamoody was marking the goal scorer but inexplicably drifted forward as the ball came in. He may have assumed (perhaps rightly) that Blais would come out to grab it or punch it away, but he still should have stayed with his man. And Hamoody was pulled from the game immediately. Yes, I think Blais was fooled by how far the kick carried into the box and he was late responding to it.
Still, Michigan had a great season and did will against a very talented Akron team. I watched the finals and think Michigan could have done well against Louisville had they gotten past the Zips.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Sec 13 Row 53||
The sightlines from halfway up in the south end zone were great. The only thing that would have made it better was if they had pulled down the goalposts. Why didn't they?
On the other hand, the sound was pretty bad. If the ice was mic'd, I couldn't hear it. And the sound from hard checks and pucks against the boards arrived a second or so after the action. It was kind of surreal.
The game and event was great though. And the sight of Curly Fries parading the field made me drool on the lady seated in front of me...
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Congrats to Both Teams||
Akron was clearly the better team. That was an impressive display of touch, skill, and close marking. The finals against Louisville should be a very entertaining game.
Still, Michigan played hard and made the best of their limited opportunities. Soony's bender against the frame was soooo close... They had a great season and should be very proud of their accomplishments. Hopefully some big recruits have a new respect for Michigan's soccer program!
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Lawning It on West Davis||
I haven't cleared this with the spousal-unit yet, but I plan on opening up my lawn to cars tomorrow. (Hopefully the yard won't look like a mogul playground afterwards.) I can fit all of 8 cars so I won't make much of a dent in demand though...
I assume other neighbors will as well, but it's probably wise to leave extra time for parking. If it rains, the parking situation could get really ugly, though less people may show up for the game.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Anxious for Akron||
I'll be stuck in A2 but glued to the TV. This team has been fun to watch all year... Go Blue!
|4 years 50 weeks ago||It's gonna be so bad ass the||
It's gonna be so bad ass the rain drops will just have to go around. Not today, rain drops... not today.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Huh?||
Is she dropping an anchor baby that can't be moved?
Did they already spend millions on a cardinal-red nursery in Palo Alto?
Does Brandon hate babies?
What am I missing here?
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Super Sophomore||
Just think how amazing (i.e., unstoppable) he will be with a consistent running attack behind him...
Love his ability. Love his determination. Love his attitude.