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|1 year 3 weeks ago||I think the south just likes baseball more||
I moved down to Georgia recently and my experience is they just are more dedicated to the sport. I work at an embroidery and in january and february we were mainly doing baseball stuff. The amount of money the parents invest in their kids playing far excess anything I experienced in Michigan. We kick their asses in our investment into hockey.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||All this really does is hurt||
All this really does is hurt Urban's pride a little as he didn't get the best TE available. OSU is gonna get Mike Heuerman, the 4* TE from Florida and an OSU legacy. They will just rationalize he was the TE they wanted all along and Brennerman was just gonna be the gravy.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Beilein hasn't really outrecruited Amaker with Morris||
We forget, Amaker actually recruited pretty well his first couple of years. Horton was a four star (that ranking is no longer in the rival database), Dion Harris was #28, Courtney Sims #36, Brent Petway #71, Deshawn Sims #31, and Manny #34. Amaker just couldn't develop any of that talent he got. Most were the same player as seniors that they were as Freshman. Only Horton really improved under Amaker.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||How much do we really want most of these 5 star recruits||
The majority of them leave within two years, and almost all are gone after year three. The senior class this year had 25 five star prospects coming out of high school. Seven of them finished this year still in college; Tyler Hansbrough (UNC), Greg Paulus (Duke), Byron Eaton (Oklahoma State), Tasmin Mitchell (LSU), Joe Krabbenhoft (Wisconsin), Courtney Fells (NC State), and Jovan Adams (UNLV). Of those 7, Mitchell and Adams were redshirted. I know Mitchell was injured, but have no idea about Adams. Paulus and Krabbenhoft were obviously rated higher than they should have been. In most of those cases, coaches spent year one teaching them the system and how to play with teammates. If they were actually lucky to get them for year two then they were weapons, but not many stayed that long. Now, this was the last class that could go straight to the NBA right after high school. So I also looked at the following year. There were 30 five stars in this class and 11 of them finished their junior years and almost all of them with the exception of Paul Harris, Stanley Robinson, Obi Muonelo and Brian Zoubek are expected to declare. These recruits make big splashes when they sign, but they rarely actually do much for the program. What did Texas actually get from Durant? Ohio State has had a 5 star center sign and only play on year three years running. I would rather have some players in rated in the Darius Morris range, where you can basically expect at least three years.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Vermont is my 2nd favorite team||
I went to the frozen four that was held in Cincinnati. I think it was 1996, the year Morrison and company upset BU to win the championship. Vermont was also there and they had these two fantastic little guys who were their stars. You might have heard of one; Martin St. Louis. The other was Eric Perrin, don't think he did much in hockey after college but I could be wrong. Being a hockey player of small stature myself, it wasn't hard to root for those guys. The Vermont fan base was fantastic as well, made them very easy to like.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Ferentz actually attempted to||
Ferentz actually attempted to change his recruiting strategy a couple of years ago and started targeting some more athletic and dynamic talent, a lot of it coming from Detroit. It blew up in his face when the majority of them got into trouble and kicked off the team. The coincided with the little dip in the on-field results as well. They were counting on these players and were royally screwed when they had to scramble for replacements. It looks like Ferentz has gone back to his old recruiting method of unearthing diamonds and not taking risks on character guys.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Easy Guys||
Unfortunately for Conboy, he is getting lumped into this with Tropp. He was pissed, probably at how bad his team is this year and that they are about to be swept by their in-state rival, and wanted some sort of revenge. From the looks of it, he wanted to fight. He tried to fight Kampfer and then when Miller came in he immediately started throwing punches at him too. What he did was cheap, but you can't say he was intending to do any serious harm. He didn't continue after Kampfer while he was on the ground, he went after the next upright Michigan player. Also, it may just be my opinion as it is hard to see from the video, but he looks to actually push Tropp away from Kampfer before Miller got there. He looks to have seen what Tropp did and pushed him. He is a goon, and he did what goons do.
Tropp on the other hand did worse than what McSorley did to Brashear. McSorley hit a moving target and didn't even take a windup, just flicked his wrists basically. Tropp took a windeup at a prone player and hit a stationary target. McSorley also hit the helmet, Tropp didn't have to worry about such an obstruction. Tropp should be kicked out of the CCHA basically, as all these other incidents where people attacked others on the ice would get about a years suspension and that would bring him back at the end of next year. It doesn't matter if he has a history or not. Hockey players know where equipment is on the body, and they know where people can get hurt. People slash all the time on the arms, but you don't see too many people get too handed anywhere but the hips and the shins, where the most padding is. He was trying to hurt him. Thats probalby why Kampfer's dad reacted like he did. Tropp isn't some scrub who plays men's league and runs into people because he can't get out of his own way, he knows what he's doing and he knows better.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I have||
It just tells me that my email is not set up properly.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Contacting Brian||
I was hoping to email Brian but I never set up my email to outlook. I'm pretty lazy and don't wanna do it now, so he or someone else could give me his email address that would be cool. Or if that is too much, he can email me at Jota0913@hotmail.com Muchas gracias.