Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||UM 24 - NW 16||
UM 23 - NW 16
|3 years 50 weeks ago||That is correct. Kind of.||
That is correct. Kind of. His actual salary goes up each year and includes bonuses, but the cap hit (the average) is 662.5k/per year while he's in the NHL.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I agree, Norm is hilarious,||
I agree, Norm is hilarious, he's just not for everyone. Dry anti-humor is tough for most people, but it's a great craft and Norm is a master at it. People always seem shocked when they hear that the best comedians in the business find him very funny. His Saget roast was classic Norm; hilarious, ballsy, and over the head of most people. I feel sorry for those who couldn't appreciate that set.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I found this part kind of||
I found this part kind of funny....
--- Titus Young, on being called a "poor man's DeSean Jackson'':
"I've never been poor. I've never been another man's nothing. I've always been Titus Young from day one. My mother named me Titus Demetrius Young, she didn't name me anything else. I know people will compare me to other people but God made me to be me. He made me to be Titus Demetrius Young. My initials are T.D. Young. Touchdown Young.''
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I didn't expect a whole lot||
I didn't expect a whole lot more than what the Yotes showed. They lack depth and have a shady defense. The one thing that was worse than expected was Bryzgalov.
What was really surprising, though, was Detroit's team defense, which was horrible during the regular season. The Wings often "flip the switch" going into the playoffs, but the team defense this year was the worst since the lockout, so I was somewhat skeptical about that switch being flipped this year. We ended up seeing a Wings team firing on all cylinders though, and without Zetterberg to boot. Made for a boring, albeit satisfying, series. If they continue playing this way, they'll be in line for a real strong run indeed.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Is this what we are looking||
Is this what we are looking for?
(video about a quarter of the way down the page)
|4 years 12 weeks ago||PAAAAAIIIN. So much pain.||
PAAAAAIIIN. So much pain.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||"Ron, did ya notice maybe you||
"Ron, did ya notice maybe you clipped me a little there?"
Haha, I too loved the CareerBuilder ad. Probably my second favorite after the Chrysler/Detroit spot. Loved the Volkswagen/Vader commercial too. Those were probably my top-3.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Ok, that was awkward.||
Ok, that was awkward. Staubach having to carry the trophy through a mass of grown, sweaty men while they all reach out and molest it. Looked like Staubach was a little scared.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Nice, I had some Schlafly's||
Nice, I had some Schlafly's for the first time over the holidays when I was in Wichita. Good stuff.
I'm currently drinking a Bell's Porter.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Oh hell, this Chrysler ad||
Oh hell, this Chrysler ad getting me pumped! Detroit baby!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Autotune! I know I shouldn't||
Autotune! I know I shouldn't have been surprised, but man, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||A bad acid trip.||
A bad acid trip.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I tried, but I couldn't mute||
I tried, but I couldn't mute the TV fast enough. BEP made my ears bleed again.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||The CareerBuilder commercial||
The CareerBuilder commercial with the chimps deserves some props, that was a good one.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Did anyone notice Christina||
Did anyone notice Christina Aguilera mess up the national anthem before the game?
Edit: Nevermind, already discussed, my bad :(
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Me too. I was expecting to||
Me too. I was expecting to be enchanted by another one of his drunken adventures.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Moreover, it was a bad team||
Moreover, it was a bad team culture in San Jose for a long time (and probably still is). Poor leadership led to a directionless team and their lockerroom failed to exude a winning attitude. That team was a paper tiger in the playoffs that could not overcome adversity. Nabokov was not the primary culprit, and the knowledgeable Sharks fans I've talked to know this.
On the ice, San Jose's biggest problem in the playoffs has been their big scorers disappearing and, subsequently, their offense drying up. Not sure how Nabokov can be blamed for that.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||That's simply not true. Not||
That's simply not true. Not only has it been the defense in front of him, it's been the entire team, starting with Thornton. He has struggled and made mistakes of his own accord, no doubt, but his "lol biggest choke artist ever" reputation is overblown. He has never lost a playoff series in which the team in front of him has managed to score 2 or more goals per game. Not a stat his biggest detractors expect to see. It is the team that folds.
His problem isn't that he is a choke artist, it's that he lets in occassional soft goals at a rate that is higher than most goalies of his ability. On the other hand, he's one of the quickest and most talented goalies in the world. Enter inconsistency. With Nabokov, you get both extremes, never knowing which one you'll get at any given time.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Who was the Superfan in 2000||
Who was the Superfan in 2000 and in 2004? The same guy, or two different ones?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||They are on the 10th||
They are on the 10th Superfan? They have a new one every year now? The hell? When did that start? Do they pass the costume along each year, or is a new one made?
I done got old!
|4 years 19 weeks ago||At least the direction of the||
At least the direction of the jets is pretty much correct, as the closest F-22s would be coming from New Mexico. *shrug*
|4 years 28 weeks ago||The plans must have changed,||
The plans must have changed, as I could have sworn the original announcement (before the season started) was that it was going to be F-16s. T-38s will look good though.
For those who aren't familiar with the T-38, well, look it up on Wikipedia lol. A couple fun facts not included on Wikipedia....
- Mostly because its wings are so short and stubby, it has the highest roll rate of any aircraft in the US inventory; 720 degrees/second. Two complete rolls in a second.
- Along with the F-5 (a single-seat variant), it was used to portray the "MiG-28s" in the movie Top Gun (there is no such thing as a MiG-28).
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Seems strange that Donald||
Seems strange that Donald Brown is actually younger than Hart.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Eh, I've seen better||
Eh, I've seen better costumes.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Illinois-Purdue..... that was||
Illinois-Purdue..... that was one of the best onside kicks I've ever seen. And it was an accident. Probably the quickest recovery by the kicking team ever too. Not sure why the kicker ran directly off the field right after he kicked it, that was a bit strange. Just a weird play all-around.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||486||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Negligence and lack of||
Negligence and lack of training. Whoever was responsible for the use of the lift should have made all operators (including this kid) aware of all safety warnings and cautions. Having been an aircraft maintenance officer in the AF in Wichita, KS (windiest damn city in the world), I always made sure my troops knew the limitations for all lifts, stands, and ladders in the wind. From that perspective, this is especially frustrating. Condolences to family and friends.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Don't worry, I'd still hire||
Don't worry, I'd still hire you on at my PR firm.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Dallas with the same record||
Dallas with the same record as Detroit, ha!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Not sure why I got negged,||
Not sure why I got negged, I'm genuinely interested in the source. I verified that at least three of those rankings are not correct.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I agree with the overall||
I agree with the overall sentiment, and I certainly wouldn't be opposed to having Beltre instead of Inge. Afterall, there's no salary cap and it's not my money. That said, I'm fine with keeping Inge and spending elsewhere too. We'll probably have to wait and see what else the Tigers do by next season before we have a good assessment though.
Btw, how are you defining "old player skills"?
Lastly, I'm not sure Beltre really has much of an advantage, if one at all, in durability. I know Inge has played a lot of games while injured, but he is playing them. Games missed due to injury per year:
2005 - 0
2006 - 0
2007 - 5
2008 - 15
2009 - 1
2010 - 15
2005 - 6
2006 - 5
2007 - 10
2008 - 5
2009 - 49
2010 - 2
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Ah, I love fangraphs, but||
Ah, I love fangraphs, but I've found their fielding statistics to be less reliable than their hitting and pitching numbers. For example, Fangraphs has Inge behind Jose Lopez in fielding which is, quite frankly, laughable. Fielding is more of an inexact science than hitting or pitching and can't be quantified as easily. I haven't examined all of the deficiencies in the fielding numbers, but one example is the points players get for turning double plays, which are largely a function of the pitching staff and the number of ground balls they induce. The large fluctuation in each of the numbers from year to year is also suspect.
Having watched a lot of games from both teams, Inge has slightly better range than Beltre. He gets to balls Beltre doesn't get to. And yet, at least this year, he still maintains a higher fielding % than Beltre. He also has more accurate throws when off-balance. They are two of the best in the AL though. Longoria is probably in the mix too.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||The story seems to||
The story seems to demonstrate that it is not a widespread, or even common, phenomenon. However, it doesn't rule out any individual case from being an example of it being true.
And while I agree that ballparks can have a significant effect, it doesn't rule out other factors. For example, how do you explain his 2004 season?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Do you have a source||
Do you have a source for those numbers?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||The irrational Inge hate is||
The irrational Inge hate is definitely worse than the irrational Inge love.
Btw, aside from being one of the two best defensive 3Bs in the AL, Inge was 5th in OPS last season among AL 3Bs.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Nothing, he's a solid 3B.||
Nothing, he's a solid 3B. The Inge hate is silliness. People who don't like this signing are out of touch with the FA market this year.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||How do you know it's not||
How do you know it's not causation?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I wouldn't state as fact that||
I wouldn't state as fact that Beltre is the best in the AL defensively. Inge has something to say about that.
Inge is more bang for the buck when you consider salaries. Paying over 100% more for Belre to get the difference in offense is not worth it.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||He's better than decent||
He's better than decent defensively. Perhaps the best in the AL; him or Beltre anyway.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Several 120s? That's a||
Several 120s? That's a pretty gigantic beer to have several of. Personally, I prefer the original, the 90 Minute IPA. In fact, when in Ann Arbor, I love nothing more than rolling into Ashley's and ordering a cask-conidtioned 90. Yay for the firkin.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I think he was also||
I think he was also manipulating lines that deployed the American flag that was between him and the parachute.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||A bio of his stated that, in||
A bio of his stated that, in his time as a paratrooper, he has never missed a target. Probably a bit subjective, but impressive nonetheless.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||You pretty much nailed it.||
You pretty much nailed it. By angling himself so that he is facing the ground, he loses altitude more quickly. The spinning is incorporated during such a maneuver to both help keep him stabilized and to maintain his path toward the stadium.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Well, he does have over 1000||
Well, he does have over 1000 jumps under his belt, so he's probably used to it. That said, I did meet a paratropper who had over 3000 jumps and was still terrified of heights. Said his legs shook uncontrollably before every jump. Some people just run on adrenaline, it's a pretty enjoyable drug after all.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Why is Comcast getting more||
Why is Comcast getting more games this year? It sucks they have the 2nd-round of the CCHA playoffs.
Also, that schedule probably isn't final. ESPNU typically picks up a couple games, but they don't usually have their schedule set before the season starts.
For us DirecTV users, I currently count 15-18 games reaching our TVs. That seems like a normal amount, yeah?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Here is my attempt.....||
....how bad is it?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I'm not giving up on||
I'm not giving up on Campbell, I just don't see him starting next season, unless he shows huge improvement and/or Martin leaves school early. I don't think that's a big deal either, if Martin stays and Black continues his pace of progression that we've read about (might be a big if, I admit).
Beyond that, we'll probably really need Campbell come his senior year (unless Richard Ash explodes onto the scene), so I hope he puts everything together.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I really wonder about||
I really wonder about Campbell. I was thinking it would be more likely that Van Bergen slides over to Banks' spot next season and Black takes over Van Bergen's spot, leaving Campbell as Martin's backup, if he's deemed ready enough to do even that. At this point, I really wouldn't be surprised if Campbell never becomes more than a goal-line substitute, which would of course be disappointing.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||He is. I haven't seen any||
He is. I haven't seen any updates on him from camp, but I expect he'll again be frequenting the AHL/NHL shuttle.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Gomez will likely be||
Gomez will likely be centering their 2nd line. It will probably be Gionta or Andrei Kostitsyn who ends up playing with Cammalleri and Plekanec.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I met Dr. Soderstrom last||
I met Dr. Soderstrom last season during a stadium tour (where I made a 22-yard field goal, boo yah). Real swell guy who really knows his history. Was happy to purchase his book and am glad I did, it contains a lot of great stories and factoids.
Thanks for the post and the link, Shoe.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Touchback. The Cardinals got||
Touchback. The Cardinals got the ball at their own 20.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Yep, the 2004 Rose Bowl was||
Yep, the 2004 Rose Bowl was the best flyover I've ever witnessed. I also have pics somewhere, but here's a youtube video I found (kinda grainy).
From a technological standpoint, the B-2 is the most stunning, and menacing, aircraft in existence. A modern marvel. Toss a Raptor and a 117 on its wings and that's a helluva flyover. Thanks for the post, Shoe. Class of '04 - AFROTC Det 390
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Tiny correction: The A-10||
Tiny correction: The A-10 actually uses the GAU-8 Avenger, a 30mm cannon. The Vulcan is a 20mm cannon used by most other fighter aircraft (F-15/16/18).
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Alex Marston should lose his||
Alex Marston should lose his 100 mgopoints for saying, in reference to the UofM tie he was wearing, "I'm sporting the blue and gold."
|5 years 4 weeks ago||I fully expect Yzerman to||
I fully expect Yzerman to land a GM job somewhere outside Detroit within the next couple seasons. The timeline for him to take over for Holland just doesn't work, given where the two of them are in the business right now. I seriously doubt he'll be going to Florida though.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Aw boo hiss, that's sad. I||
Aw boo hiss, that's sad. I didn't know he was ill. Guru was one of my favs, he will be missed. A true hip hop emcee....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Forgot about Pharcyde, def||
Forgot about Pharcyde, def should have had them on my list. I'm not familiar with Mistidious Misfits, but I like that track. I'll check them out, thanks.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I met Marty at a UM alumni||
I met Marty at a UM alumni game back in.... 2004 I believe it was. He was sitting out a period so that Shields could play 20 minutes, and just hanging out by the door to the ice surface. I grabbed a puck, asked him to sign it, and then just chatted with him for the period. I agree, nice guy.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Brian's Hockey Question||
"Question: Summers has a two-year deal, but Mitera signed for three. Both waited until after their seniors years to do so. Why are the contracts different lengths?"
Brian, it's because Entry Level Contracts are not dependent on what year of college a player leaves, but rather on the actual age of the player. Kids 18-21 are required to sign a 3-year contract, while kids 22-23 are required to sign a 2-year contract.
Mitera was 21 when he signed his deal with Anaheim.
Summers was 22 when he signed his deal with Phoenix.
You can reference this in the NHL CBA, in article 9 (specifically, 9.1(b)).
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Some of my favorite hip hop,||
Some of my favorite hip hop, off the top of my head.... Beastie Boys, Ugly Duckling, Binary Star, Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Styles of Beyond, A Tribe Called Quest, Dream Warriors, Run DMC, MC Chris, Eric B and Rakim, Gang Starr, KRS-One, Biz Markie, ahhhhhh, more but that's all I got for now.
Ugly Duckling is awesome btw. Current group, but with an old school, upbeat feel. And they take a lot of jabs at the mainstream garbage. I always try to pimp them because the talent, originality, and hard work embodied by Ugly Duckling should get them more fame than it does. And Young Einstein is a sick DJ. Reminiscent of the Beastie Boys with their silliness....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I'm a hip hop head. Old||
I'm a hip hop head. Old school hip hop. Lyrical hip hop. Soulful hip hop. REAL hip hop. Binary Star is probably my favorite underground group ever. One Be Lo is one of the best lyricists I've ever heard. Masters of the Universe is one of the most solid hip hop albums ever. Amazing from beginning to end. I can't drop enough praise on Binary Star.
I never got to see Binary Star live, but I've seen One Be Lo a couple times here in Chicago. Small shows, but he was pretty good.
By the way, Binary Star has reunited for shows on occasion in recent years, so keep an eye out. I heard they are also working together again, but I'm not sure if that's true.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||One Be Lo used to go by||
One Be Lo used to go by OneManArmy and was one half of Binary Star. He has some really great solo stuff, but I still prefer Binary Star myself.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||"I'll hit the brakes, he'll||
"I'll hit the brakes, he'll fly right by."
WHAM! *shoves throttle into AB-2*
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I don't care what anyone||
I don't care what anyone says, that is Andy Samberg. Went back in time, was frozen in carbonite, whatever, that's him. What a talented young man.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Oh yeah, I also got a little||
Oh yeah, I also got a little into OK Go, but that's probably mostly because of their sweet videos....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I don't know if they are||
I don't know if they are still considered new or not, but, besides The Gaslight Anthem, the most recent band I got into was Cage the Elephant....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Glad to see him touch 94||
Glad to see him touch 94 today. That's somewhat encouraging, hopefully that speed can become more consistent. When he started off the game with a walk on four straight balls, I was worried. But he battled and put up a decent line, good for him.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||6-1 now, with 5 minutes left.||
6-1 now, with 5 minutes left. Game over.
Well, Michigan can't get the chance they rightfully deserve, but with Miami getting blown out and denied a shot at the national championship, at least justice was half(?) served. Nothing against Miami, normally, but since they shouldn't even be in Detroit, they deserve to lose, them sumabitches.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I did a google image search||
I did a google image search and this was the closest I could get....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Awesome story, thanks for the||
Awesome story, thanks for the link! Anyone who has played any kind of hockey in the last 14 years has at least tried that move. Fun stuff.
I had first learned of Bill Armstrong and some of the history behind the goal in John U. Bacon's book, "Blue Ice," which is about the history of UM hockey and was published in 2001 I believe (great book btw). However, this article, with it's abundance of quotes, is even more extensive. Nice to see my buddy Matt Trevor get a special thanks at the end. Way to go, Matt!
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Ditto. I like Willis and am||
Ditto. I like Willis and am hoping for the best, but my expectation is 5 starts, 12.57 ERA, history. His spring numbers may look good, but he once again had too many walks, and his velocity was pretty low. That translates to regular season struggles.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Man, this thread got me going||
Man, this thread got me going on hockey commercials. I loved the Nike series with the goalie....
By the way, is that an up-and-coming Jim Gaffigan in the backseat? I do believe it is. Never noticed before.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||and done.||
|5 years 6 weeks ago||For the Tracey Morgan fans,||
For the Tracey Morgan fans, like me, this is a classic....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Here ya||
A guy on one of the Wings boards made his own, and it's pretty good....
|5 years 6 weeks ago||The Wings could still very||
The Wings could still very easily finish 7th. As far as the 5/6 spots, they no longer control their own destiny. If Nashville and LA manage to win out, or at least lose no more games in regulation than Detroit does the rest of the way, the Wings will finish 7th and likely face Chicago or SJ.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||5 days from now is actually||
5 days from now is actually the final day of the regular season. The playoffs are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, the 14th, 8 days from now.
The Wings boards are flooded with threads about potential playoff match-ups, and who is preferable. Count me as one who doesn't care. They'll play who they'll play. I just hope they get to 100 points to keep that streak alive!
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Matt and Kim.... I don't know||
Matt and Kim.... I don't know what it is about them, but they are kinda fun. I enjoy their peppy peculiarity.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I wasn't familiar with The||
I wasn't familiar with The Gaslight Anthem until I saw them at Lollapalooza last year. I really enjoyed them and decided they are pretty good. Still enjoying their album.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Dale Hunter... the man who||
Dale Hunter... the man who used Steve Yzerman as a chair. A chair that took a slashing penalty for being sat on. I'll never forget that. NO ONE SITS ON OUR CAPTAIN! I said at the time.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Good for Chad, that's||
Good for Chad, that's awesome. He was one of my favorite Wolverines when he was in Ann Arbor. Hopefully he gets a real shot to make the lineup next season.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Pujols with a HR in his first||
Pujols with a HR in his first AB, dude's a beast.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Matt Wallace at Take 75 North||
Matt Wallace at Take 75 North does a good job tracking Tigers prospects, if that interests you.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||PBR is better than Bud,||
PBR is better than Bud, Miller, Old Style.... that's about the best thing that can be said about it. If that's what's meant by "quality," then I'll agree.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Saw the thread title and||
Saw the thread title and immediately thought, 'Ben Folds, The Luckiest.' Good choice. It was my pick for my wedding song, but the wife vetoed it, so we went for some song she wanted that I don't even remember now. *le sigh*
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Fangraphs, using the||
Fangraphs, using the nerdification, says we should expect Granderson to have a .311 wOBA against lefties this season. We shall see. I'm not saying that won't happen, so I'm not necessarily in disagreement with the nerdification, but the problem with the nerdification is that it doesn't take many factors into account; factors that cannot be statistically represented. Like changes to a swing. Forgetting stats for a moment, if Granderson works hard with Kevin Long to improve his lot against lefties this season, I submit that he will likely do better against lefties than if he didn't. That factor alone could be the difference between Granderson staying closer to his career average of .270 wOBA and reaching his expected .311 wOBA.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I think in the case of||
I think in the case of Granderson, having myself watched a vast majority of his games as a Tiger, his numbers against lefties are an accurate reflection of his current abilities against lefties.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I like a lot of the||
I like a lot of the nerdification of baseball. It's proven to frequently be effective from a statistical evaluation standpoint as well as a useful tool for prediction. Baseball is a slow game in that it happens one clear step at a time, and so it is obviously a good candidate for this nerdification. However, I don't need to consult the nerdification of baseball to know that Granderson struggles against LH pitchers, and will continue to struggle against LH pitchers unless he makes changes to his swing. No one does. Some things are just obvious.
To reiterate, I love Granderon. One of my favorite players. I think he is a very good centerfielder. I wish him the best in NY. But the reality is that very few players are fault-free, and Granderson is not an exception. That's all I was saying in my original post.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||The 619 is 24% of his total||
The 619 is 24% of his total career ABs. Seems like a meaningful sample size.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Are you by chance a hipster?||
Are you by chance a hipster?
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Lots of comments about||
Lots of comments about Grandy's K rate, but lets not forget about his complete inability to hit lefties.
0 for 1 with a K tonight.
.183 last season.
.210 with 169 Ks in 619 ABs lifetime.
I love Granderson, always will, but he has obvious deficiencies.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||#14 in the programs now.||
#14 in the programs now.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Group of 53 of us got||
Group of 53 of us got tickets. Going to be a sweeeeeeeet tailgate.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||+1 to yours as well!||
+1 to yours as well!
|5 years 8 weeks ago||RE: Winnett on the PP point||
I don't know for sure, but my guess is that Winnett is playing the point because he's a right-handed shot. A lot of coaches in the upper ranks prefer to have both a LH and RH shot on the points (it's why the Wings used Samuelsson there for years, and now Williams). This makes cycling the puck easier, saves time and space, and can open up more options.
UM's RH defensemen include Kampfer, Pateryn, and Vaughan, if you want to count him. Well, Pateryn and Vaughan are not very good options for the PP, and while one can argue that Winnett isn't either, I would submit that he is the best of the three.
If this is indeed the reason, then next year Berenson may have some tough choices to make. With Kampfer graduating, the RH shots will be....
F Ben Winnett - SR
Winnett would definitely be back on the point in this scenario. Red would have to either pick another off this list, or go with two lefties on one unit.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Not to be another "that guy,"||
Not to be another "that guy," but isn't David Scott's affiliation with UM a little flimsy? Only attended UM for one year and was given an honorary degree only weeks before the mission in order to give the crew the "all-Michigan" distinction? That said, the only people I've ever heard bring that up are a couple of obnoxious Spartan fans, so screw it. Rock on. Nice shirt!
Mooninites, bitches. Mooninites.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Was that Coner rapping at the||
Kinda sounded like Coner rapping, from 0:36 to 1:22.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||It's 2010, man. Invest in an||
It's 2010, man. Invest in an HDTV already!
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Well, by the time the UM-OSU||
Well, by the time the UM-OSU game was played in 1945, WWII was over; the Germans and Japanese had both surrendered. However, your point is nonetheless valid.
cjm, sorry to hear about your loss. While I still have both my grandmothers, I have lost both my grandfathers in recent years, both sudden, and it was real tough. They both served and were a big reason why I served, so thanks to your grandfather as well. All the best.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Michigan stuff....||
I got a mug, because I already have everything. Including a mug. So now I have two mugs.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I'll be teaching more people||
I'll be teaching more people the joys of Edward Fortyhands.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Not a fan of the film about||
Not a fan of the film about EOD troops, huh?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||His locker will read "The||
His locker will read "The Hurt"
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Yeah, I completely agree.||
Yeah, I completely agree. And before Sweden, the Wings had a nice head-start in Russia too.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||(1) There is certainly a||
(1) There is certainly a correlation there, I agree. The older the team, the quicker they tire. However, in this specific case, I will say that, given the amount of games they've played the last few years, ANY team would be tired. I think they are either the oldest or second oldest team in the league this year, and they may or may not get significantly younger next year. But I still don't think they are too old to win. Their '98 team was about the same average age, if I remember correctly. And their '02 team was actually older (though, granted, they had a near-All Star team that season).
(2) To clarify on my 'down and out statement,' I just think there have been a couple seasons since the mid-90s where, going into the year, they weren't expected to be strong contenders, whether it was because they had been trounced in the first couple rounds for a few years in a row, or because Dave Lewis was the coach, or whatever. I think there's already more optimism for next year than there was for a couple seasons in the recent past.
And yeah, good hockey discussion, always fun to talk about.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Oh man, I'm tiring of Leino,||
Oh man, I'm tiring of Leino, and fast. If he doesn't show significant improvement by the end of the season, he should be trade bait. The thing I dislike most is that he's, more often than not, lazy. Doesn't move his feet, half-hearted backcheck attempts, no puck pursuit. I had high hopes for him going into this season, but what a disappointment so far.
I agree on a demotion, if he's still playing the same way when guys get healthy. As a top-6 player, he's behind Hank, Dats, Mule, Flip, Homer, Cleary, Bert, and Williams. As a bottom-6 player, he's behind Helm, Eaves, Abdelkader, Miller, Draper, and Maltby. Hell, probably May too.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||No, I didn't miss that. But||
No, I didn't miss that. But the coverage by NHLN and Sportsnet was more thorough. Bettman announced that the cap IS going up, and that it COULD be by as much as $2M, which is all I'm saying. Bettman has the most pertinent numbers on the matter and is relaying this info to the league's GMs so that they can plan for next season. This happens every year and his announcements have always been fairly accurate. I don't understand why anyone would be surprised or shocked if the cap goes up at this point. Is there someone more credible saying that the cap will not go up? Most writers who say such things are basing their opinions on speculation or flimsy evidence. Or, most often, are just parroting.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I draw a distinction between||
I draw a distinction between too old and too tired. They may be too tired. They have been too tired in the past when they failed to win the Cup. But I have not seen a quality argument that supports the idea that they are too old.
And I don't mean this in a rude way, but I really couldn't care less where they finish in the standings, because that factor has zero bearing on the future of the team. Especially when their position in the standings is in very large part due to the massive injuries they have suffered. The Wings are in fine shape, I'm confident that they will rebound next year and be serious contenders again. They've been more down and out than they are right now, and for longer periods of time, and still maintained the "era." They have the best front office in the league with Holland, Devellano, and Nill. With Hakan Andersson, they have one of the top group of scouts in the NHL. We'll have to agree to disagree on the end of an era.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I was, which is why I used||
I was, which is why I used the qualifier 'obvious.' It's tough to find those other guys, who drop lower but still make it to a team's top line. Takes some luck too. The Wings have accomplished the feat on more than one occasion in the past though.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||No, I'm not kidding. It was||
No, I'm not kidding. And yes, there is a way. It was announced by Bettman at the GM/BOG meetings on December 15th that the cap is expected to go up, by as much as $2M. Reported by Sportsnet. Also was talked about on NHLN. I can't find the original article I read last week, but it's mentioned on this Pittsburgh site: http://insidepittsburghsports.com/story/salary-cap-to-increase-by-2-mill...
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Nothing delusional in my||
Nothing delusional in my post. Every year people say the Wings are too old and that their era of winning is over. I'm saying neither are true. They are even laughable at times, given some of the reasons people cite. It was clear in my post that I did not agree with them, so I'm not sure how you extrapolated the idea that I did. Agreeing that they are old does not mean I agree that they are too old to win. And admitting that this year is a hiccup does not mean I agree that their days of winning are over (unless one believes that every year they didn't win the Cup was the end of a winning era, in which case they had no winning era to begin with).
As for "the argument," the two that I addressed were made by others in this thread, and I chose to respond to them. So that is what the argument was about in my post, as far as I was concerned.
As for the argument about this year, I agree, they most likely won't win the Cup, but it's not because they are too old and it's not because an era is over. That's my position.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I'm not worried about||
I'm not worried about Zetterberg and Datsyuk. I believe they'll come on and be dominant. Hank started the year a month late and so had a slow start, and both have had to play with guys like Leino and Miller in the top-6.
I think the Wings have drafted pretty well the past several years, actually. They have at least 2/3 prospects in each of the last 5 draft classes performing very well right now, including two Hobey hopefuls (Smith and Nyquist) and the youngest player in the AHL going nearly point-per-game (Tatar).
They ARE lacking top-line prospects, I agree, but that can almost completely be attributed to their annual draft position. Forwards with obvious top-line potential seldom make it out of the top-15 picks. I really like the potential of Tatar, Nyquist, and Mursak as future top-6 players though. Ferraro, Nestrasil, and Emmerton are also intriguing.
I think the Wings will be sure to sign a solid top-6 winger this off-season. Frolov is the most obvious candidate, which means it will probably be someone else lol.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Ah, the annual "end of an||
Ah, the annual "end of an era" and "they're too old" talk. Like clockwork.
The Wings took a dip going into this season, thanks to the salary cap. They lost Hossa, Hudler, and Samuelsson, and were forced to settle for guys like Bertuzzi, Williams, and Eaves. Meanwhile, the Hawks assembled a beastly roster (and simultaneously set themselves up for cap hell), and won the match-up on paper. However, the Wings still have the experience advantage and the Hawks have yet to prove themselves against Detroit. These are important, often over-looked, factors.
Then, partly thanks to playing 11 playoff rounds in the last 3 years (nearly 4 seasons in the last 3), the Wings suffered multiple casualties, most of them heavy. The result are games like Sunday's. The odds are heavily stacked against Detroit winning the Cup, but if they can get healthy, the Wings will still hold serve against the Hawks, and could cause some damage in the playoffs.
The age argument is over-rated, imo. It's been used countless times against the Wings over the years, and it is always turned on its head. Part of the Wings proven winning philosophy is having a large amount of experience. That often goes hand-in-hand with age. The only player I can say is going downhill from last year because of age is Lidstrom, and he's still a top defenseman in the league.
Osgood is again pulling his regular season disappearing act, but there's been no better playoff netminder over the past two postseasons. As frustrating as he can be to watch during the first 6 months of the season, I'm confident in his playoff performance.
As for the Wings era of winning, it's not over, much to the chagrin of the jealous. This year is just a hiccup. Cap-wise, the Wings are in good shape going into this off-season. If the cap goes up, as expected in recent reports, then the Wings will easily have enough to sign a solid top-6 forward, to go with Hank, Dats, Mule, Flip, and Cleary (or Homer or Bert if they are re-signed), and they'll be an improved team. The only significant UFA they have is Lidstrom, and if he does retire (which I wouldn't bet on), they'll have the cash to throw at another top-4 guy.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Lots of great brews||
Lots of great brews mentioned, including a few I still need to get my hands on and a couple I've never heard of (so thanks for the mentions!).
Another good one is Founders Breakfast Stout (Grand Rapids brewer).
|5 years 24 weeks ago||He said he's probably going||
He said he's probably going to decide before his results come back.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||LOL @ Polanco's new contract.||
LOL @ Polanco's new contract. That's going to look ugly real quick.
Polanco was a solid player for Detroit and I'm grateful for what he contributed to the organization. That said, he's old and declining. He has no range in the field. The Tigers couldn't afford to offer him salary arbitration; had he been awarded $9M and accepted, the Tigers would be screwed.
I'm excited to see Sizemore. My two favorite prospects the past couple years were Avila and Sizemore. Got Avila this year and now Sizemore next year. Yay!
Also agree with those excited for the next offseason. With Mags, Bondo, Willis, and Robertson coming off the books, that's $52.5M coming off the books. Enough to get payroll down to where they want it AND give them room to sign a good free agent or two.
I'm really hoping they hold onto Granderson though.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Haha, I heard a similar thing||
Haha, I heard a similar thing from the guy behind me right before Michigan's second play of the game: "No huddle.... nice!" I laughed. Loudly. In an outward manner.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Still my favorite hockey||
Still my favorite hockey game. 'Screw Lemieux.'
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Tim Conboy.... played for St||
Tim Conboy.... played for St Cloud State and was kicked off that team for doing the nose candy, if I remember correctly. Getting the boot appears to run in the family.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I didn't think that the first||
I didn't think that the first UM hockey game I'd be able to watch this year would be against the Purple Eagles, but so be it.
Name of the game (if he plays): Bob Martini, Niagra defenseman
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Yo gnrgoblue, I'm really||
Yo gnrgoblue, I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but Redneck Rocker had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!!!
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I didn't realize that Lewan||
I didn't realize that Lewan and Schofield were legitimate threats to start at LT next year. Good to know. Hopefully a healthy competition drives someone to lock up that spot.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Ha, you named the two I was||
Ha, you named the two I was going to mention. I'm lucky to live across the street from Hopleaf =)
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I'll try to describe it....||
I'll try to describe it.... when the puck bounced off the end boards and came to Lessio, he was basically standing on the goal line, right next to the net, and facing said end boards. The average player is going to try to take the puck, spin to his left, and get a shot off that way. But that takes time and space to do. Lessio (and Nash before him) took a short cut. He let the puck come to him and then go between his feet and behind him. At the same time, he essentially took his stick, turned it completely around (while keeping his hands in position), and stuck the blade between his legs in order to shoot the puck. The shot came from behind his body with the stick between his legs. This is much harder to do, but it takes less time and ice to execute, assuming you can actually do it.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||When did Superfan sell out?||
I guess I missed that. And what'd he do to sell out? Curiosity, nom nom nom.
Also, is Rust hurt?
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Good to see Austin White||
Good to see Austin White abuse my HS alma mater. South Lyon used to be good, we even went to the state championship back in the 90s. Guess the split into two high schools hurt the program, since both teams are 0-4 right now, lol.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Oddly, I won in fantasy||
Oddly, I won in fantasy football this week because that WASN'T ruled an interception. My fantasy team thusly thanks the replay officials for getting the call right =)
|5 years 34 weeks ago||"Right now, Michigan is an||
"Right now, Michigan is an Easter egg dropped out of a window during an engineering competition. It's small. It's moving extremely fast. It's brightly colored and looks like it contains a good time...."
Once again, well done, Brian. I laughed loudly, in an outward fashion.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||You'll have to point out||
You'll have to point out where I made egregious assumptions. And I still don't see how this thread "begs the optimistic assumption that the first two games of the season represent our QB consistency, and that the last very freshman performance out of Tate Forcier was an anomaly." Who has said that? I don't think the first three games are the end-all, be-all, no one should, but they are certainly valid events that can be used to judge our two freshmen quarterbacks. Do you get mad at ESPN when they say, "this kid looks like the real deal!" No one is saying there won't be inconsistency or freshman mistakes, but unless you are prepared to posit that Forcier will eventually prove incapable of running this offense, then I don't see a problem with predicting that he will continue to be the starting quarterback. You're trying to curb an enthusiasm that simply isn't present in this thread.
What this thread really boils down to is, "what do you think of the quarterbacks so far?" And there's nothing wrong with that question. It's not requiring people to say, "[Player X] will definitely do this or that, or definitely become this or that." If someone wants to go ahead and say Forcier will win the Heisman this year, then, by all means, reign them in. Until then, I think you're off-base.
We'll have to agree to disagree it seems.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Ah, yes, that's exactly what||
Ah, yes, that's exactly what I was looking for. I guess I did miss it with the new site format. Thanks, Tim. Here's the link for anyone who hasn't seen the page:
Looks like this week's release/depth chart will probably be coming out tomorrow or the next day.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||It's valid because it's a||
It's valid because it's a question regarding Michigan football, players already on the team or committed, and the future of said quantities. No need to analyze Merriam-Webster definitions and get into semantics. Does this line of thinking require predictions? Sure, but that doesn't make this an inappropriate topic. We have data to base those predictions on, if we want to get into that much detail. If the question had been, "OMG how awesomez do you think the Force will be?" then I'd agree.
"Self-regulating the blog and tempering enthusiasm with realism and smart content" does not apply here because there is no enthusiasm requiring tempering. Why are you assuming that the question forces "incredibly optimistic inferences about player development, health, commitment, etc.?" If Forcier and Robinson were both struggling, the right answer might be different. At some point one would have to essentially say, "hopefully Gardner comes in and performs as a true freshman, since Forcier and Robinson aren't cutting it and I don't expect them to get much better." The point is, "realism" can be, and should be, applied to the question. Forcier seems to be the real deal and Robinson brings an element that makes him a good backup, or 1b. Personally, I see them as a good tandem for the future, and so, at this point, it looks like it'll be a good idea to redshirt Gardner, especially since he needs to work on his mechanics anyway.
Your post in no way riled my sensibilities. I don't see anything in my post that would have given you that indication. And I'll have to respectfully decline to heed your lecturing in regards to the context of this thread, since it is based on what I view as a false premise; that this thread is an example of what Brian wants self-regulated. As someone who posts regularly on a Red Wings site that is centered around prospects and often discusses predictions based on what we know of those prospects, I find the criticism of this thread topic rather funny. Someone who is asking a question about opinions on the future of the QB position simply does not warrant a "just chill the f*$# out" response.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||This thread doesn't "force"||
This thread doesn't "force" anyone to do anything. I think you've misunderstood it since much of your post doesn't really apply to it. It's a valid discussion on the future of the program and its players. Self-regulating the blog and tempering enthusiasm with realism and smart content does not apply here. Is the topic a gray area? Maybe for some, but like I said, ignore the thread if it isn't your cup of tea. It's not out-of-bounds or breaking any rules, written or otherwise. I can't see anything written in the OP that deserves the "just chill the f*$# out" response. The only thing that that seems to apply to is the posts going off the deep end about this topic being somehow unreasonable.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||If you have a wife who is||
If you have a wife who is less than enthralled with you spending $300 on a gaming system, but who does want a blu-ray player.... you only have one choice =)
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Was it||
Was it these?
|5 years 34 weeks ago||I haven't read any of the||
I haven't read any of the diaries about the future of UM's QB position, but I don't see a problem with this thread. UM football and the coaches surely think about these things, so they seem to be legit topics for discussion among fans. If it's not your cup of tea, why not just ignore the thread?
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Setting aside any bias fans||
Setting aside any bias fans may have toward one QB or another, and based on what we've seen so far this season and what we know of college football, scenario #1 is the only choice here. People who pick another either have an irrational stake in Robinson or Gardner, or irrationally dislike Forcier.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Who's most likely to start||
Who's most likely to start for Moosman? Ferrara?
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Now BOTH of my favorite||
Now BOTH of my favorite Chippendales dancers are gone =(
|5 years 35 weeks ago||It's definitely good. I||
It's definitely good. I don't buy the idea that being ranked gives the players big heads or has them looking past weaker opponents (I'm confident Rodriguez will have them ready), so I don't see anything bad about being ranked. If anything, it gives this younger team some confidence, and it can help with future recruits. And of course we fans love it. Two thumbs up for being ranked.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||While I'll certainly root for||
While I'll certainly root for whoever is playing OSU or ND, or in other circumstances where the opponent losing helps Michigan, I don't think that was the point of this thread. So.... no one. I'm happy to say that I cheer for no other particular team. Go Blue!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I'm in your neutral zones,||
I'm in your neutral zones, eating your heads.
*EDIT* Damn, Blue in South Bend beat me to it!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||It's cliche to say there was||
It's cliche to say there was holding on every play, but.... wow was there a lot of holding by ND in that game. I'm glad we won, otherwise this would sound like sour grapes, but I consider myself a pretty objective observer when it comes to this stuff (I have no problem pointing out when Michigan is getting away with stuff too, though, admittedly, it's harder to notice). ND held A LOT, and Graham was the most frequent victim. I thought the refs would eventually catch on, but they did not. Or, more likely, they did and for some reason didn't care.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I think your guys' take,||
I think your guys' take, combined with Brian's, is spot-on. Yes, Cissoko was lined up against a great receiver, but his problems seemed to go beyond the fact that Tate is exceptionally talented, and I think UFR will bear that out. His attitude is also disconcerting, as noted. I want a guy to be charged and excited, but the timing of his trash-talking/motioning left me scratching my head.
I'm willing to give Cissoko a few more games to prove himself, but, at this time, I do not count myself a Cissoko fan. How close is Turner to being ready for the big time?
|5 years 35 weeks ago||"Even when Michigan was up||
"Even when Michigan was up eleven, it seemed like they needed one more touchdown to win, and it appeared Rodriguez thought the exact same thing."
Boom, nailed it. This is a line of thinking that appeared to often be absent with Carr. Rodriguez seems to have a good sense of what direction the rest of the game will take, and then plans accordingly. I like it.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Best wishes for Phil,||
Best wishes for Phil, hopefully he pulls through!
That was one of my favorite Michigan Stadium moments as a student. I think Brabbs only went 3 for 9 on field goals that year, but that kick was simply awesome!
|5 years 36 weeks ago||The distant future? The year 2011?||
Will the humans be dead? Asses poisoned?
|5 years 37 weeks ago||I can't wait for the duo of||
I can't wait for the duo of Moundros and Koger this year. I expect these two to be huge factors, albeit often working in the background, so to speak.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Alright, I'm late to this||
Alright, I'm late to this party, I know, but I feel the need to comment, since I've invested a lot into that tarnished old M. As an ROTC cadet during my four years at UM, I spent countless hours polishing that thing, which was fun, since it only took two days of people walking on it to undo the work, haha. Then I proceeded to propose to my then-GF on it, which worked out great since, now, I score free points every time they show it on TV while we are watching a football game (win!).
All I can say is that I'm very relieved that the vandals failed to pry it completely off and steal it. I may have had to go on a personal man-hunt. I look forward to seeing a repaired and polished-up diag M on TV this Saturday!
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Is this a G-rated version of||
Is this a G-rated version of an earlier Barwis-Boren conversation? "Flair" being a code word, of course.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||I don't know what the other||
Crap, double post, my apologies.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||I don't know what the other||
I don't know what the other reason is he was talking about, but I would guess that it's because of Carr's perceived dislike for Rodriguez. That may prompt one to ask, "well isn't defending the program against sensationalist BS from the freep more important than watching Rodriguez burn?" The rational answer is, of course, "yes," but we all know how stubborn Carr is.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||These "former players" needed||
These "former players" needed a little more Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in their lives....
|6 years 4 days ago||Are you thinking of In & Out||
Are you thinking of In & Out Pizza? They were on University. Backroom Pizza was on Church. Backroom was better.
Listen to me use past tense. Ridiculous. I'm getting old. It's ridiculous.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||An AFA grad owes the AF 5||
An AFA grad owes the AF 5 years of service after graduation. I know there's a route for some players, in special cases, to essentially apply to have their service commitment shortened or waived, but that is an exception. One of my best friends played for AFA through 2004, and he was still committed to 5 years of service, along with the rest of his classmates.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||LLP....||
How about 19?
|6 years 20 weeks ago||After watching all 5 US||
After watching all 5 US games, I noticed....
Palushaj had a good tournament, 2 goals and 3 assists in 5 games. He was a little inconsistent, but he played well with Rust. When things were clicking, he was very noticeable. Rust, meanwhile, had a great tournament. 3 goals and 1 assist in 5 games along with being USA's best defensive forward. He never stopped skating and he played the corners very well. I think he'll have a real good 2nd half for Michigan.
McCollum was better than his stats indicate. In the Slovakia game, he had no chance on 2 of the first 3 goals (I missed the 4th goal) and the 5th was an empty netter. In most of the games he saw very little action and had long breaks in between shots. He certainly could have played better, but he wasn't as terrible as some people are saying and USA did not lose because of him. They lost because Jaroslav Janus played like vintage Dominik Hasek for 60 minutes and USA was Sloppy McSlopPants on defense.
USA gets one more game, on Sunday against the Czech Republic (whom they already defeated, 4-3), to try to win the coveted 5th place title. I'd guess USA will start Josh Unice in net.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Caporusso||
After watching this kid last year, I told people he'd be Michigan's 2nd most dangerous player this year, offensively, after Max Pacioretty. Well, Patch left, so Caporusso became #1, and here's why.
Louie succeeds for four reasons:
1. Vision. Louie sees the ice very well. His hockey mind is a second or two ahead of most players, which gives him a huge advantage. Not something that can be coached. You have it or you don't.
2. Willingness to go to the net. This kid has no fear of traffic, despite his diminutive size. If he sees an opening, a lane, or a flat-footed defender, he's making a b-line towards the crease and will create something 9 times out of 10.
3. Soft, soft hands. The shot itself is good, though not great. It's his hands that make it work. It's his hands that enable his deft puckhandling and his ability to roof a shot three inches from the goalmouth.
4. Speed. He's a quick son of a bitch (see: Leopold Buttery Stotch), which is a force multiplier for items 1-3.
No other player on the team (and few in the NCAA) has this combination of offensive skills. Sure, maybe Palushaj has more vision. And maybe Hagelin has more speed. But no one has that entire skillset.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||All praise be to the FSM....||
during this holiday season. May his noodley appendage touch all of you, even the non-Pastafarians.
Oh yeah, and I hope Beaver doesn't de-commit. Which he won't, FSM willing.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Holy hell what a horrendous||
Holy hell what a horrendous performance by Stevie Brown today. Please start Stewart next week.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||UFR||
Thanks for the work, Brian.
With Matthews out, will we get a look at Clemons this week?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Smuggling in more booze is||
Smuggling in more booze is indeed the secret to avoiding a painful 2nd half. Well, painful in regards to your person and vicinity, not necessarily the game.