Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|1 week 2 days ago||Parallel with Michigan?||
So you're saying that you support a product that peaked in the early 20th century and has, for the most part, been on a steady decline for the last 100 years while it's chief competition has seen markedly increased success; particulary recently?
On a Michigan football blog I just can't buy into that logic
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||SLC||
Been in SLC for over 2 years now. Love it. Have friends in DEN as well and wouldn't mind living there. If you like to ski, hard to argue with SLC's proximity to the resorts. I live downtown (sugarhouse area) and I can be on a lift within 30-40 mins door-to-door. Alcohol laws can be a pain, but you learn to deal. Really a non-issue for me now.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Mden||
I've been trying to track down some 7" Mich running shorts for the last few years. Since the Adidas switch I haven't found anything. Wife is a Gator and hasn't had an issue...just saying...Nike.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||You realize that Michigan is||
You realize that Michigan is in the United States, right? Sorry if that offends you, but you could always just stay in Canada.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||A 5-2 loss during round robin||
A 5-2 loss during round robin and an OT win? You can brag if you want, guess Canada doesn't have much else going for it, but that's not exactly a resounding victory. Especially for a country that hangs it's hat on one sport.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Ding Ding||
You hit the nail on the head. Having read the whole thread, seems we have a debate between those that have played and/or watch a lot of hockey versus those that watch hockey highlights.
Played my whole life from AAA (Caesars!) to Junior A (Compuware...minor, I know) and can say without a doubt that those that play the game understand certain elements that casual fans will never. The fighting comments are a perfect example. I recall the first fight on a team I played for at around age 14. I have seen line fights involving high school age players. It happens. Hockey is a unique game, good and bad. If you don't like it, don't watch.
PS- I wonder if some of the posters believe that Suh should be "thrown in jail for a few years" for some of the antics he pulls on the football field. Perspective.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||???||
For those of us not patched into what Wayne State is up to these days you might want to actually say what you are wishing them luck in.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||BCS vs. Pre-BCS||
I agree with most that a rematch would be upsetting at some level. However, I wouldn't blame the BCS for this one, as it does happen from time to time. In 1996, the defacto championship game was in fact a rematch. In which the winning team (Florida) had lost to the losing team (Florida st) earlier in the year. Doesn't excuse the Mich/OSU vs LSU/Bama rematch inequity, but just saying...sometimes it happens.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||True||
St Louis is still a gamer for sure. However, there is no debate that for the first half of last year, Stamkos was the only player on Crosby's level (though I dislike his brand of hockey, can't deny his skill). The fact that the OP can't recognize this...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Don't you have to actually play to be on a players ranking list?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Double post||
|3 years 28 weeks ago||NHL readiness||
Though this has started to shift recently, most top notch players still view the CHL as the best North American road to the NHL. The numbers seem to back up that perception. Ice hockey is just such an unusual sport in that there are numerous paths to take depending on your ultimate goal. Some players matriculate through their AAA prep teams wanting (or knowing) to player Junior A somewhere and climax in the NCAA. Others want have greater aspirations that require facing the best competition and preparation. This may require the CHL. Like I mentioned, the tide has shifted a bit in the last 5-10 years, but for the majority of kids, the CHL is still the best way to prepare for the NHL.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Orlando, FL||
For anyone living in downtown Orlando, check out Whiskey Dicks on Central (full address is listed below). Owner is a Mich grad from waaaaay back. His son is a huge fan and runs the day-to-day operations. You'll notice a full size winged helmet gracing the actual bar along with a hat signed by none other than Hoke. I don't make it there for every game, but I know that Mich is always on, and gets jumboscreen preference for any big games. For those of you in Florida, you know that knocking the Gators/Noles off the TV is no small feat.
50 East Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Not trying to show you||
Not trying to show you anything junior. Just making the point that when you come on here pounding your chest about a team most on this board dislike, don't act surprised when you get called out. And this "envy" you speak of comes from the feelig that pitt was gifted a team their fanbase doesn't deserve because they didn't support the team when they needed them the most. Add to that your lack of hockey knowledge and you're asking to be mocked. Sedin, zetterberg and datsyuk overrated? Pitt "develops" players? Didn't know top 2 picks needed development. Guess the wings should learn from pitt and stop turning late round picks into superstars (datsyuk, zetterberg, lisdstrom, fedorov....).
|4 years 14 weeks ago||So you're the one||
Ohhhhh. So you're one of the six fans Pittsburgh had between 2000-2006 when the team went bankrupt. You know, when they were the laughing stock of the league? I'm sure you are seeing as how you're such a hockey expert. Guess that's what should be expected from a fan base that only has a team due to ONE dedicated person (Mario) and a lottery (top 2 pick for half a decade) but I'm sure you already knew all that.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Thanks||
Well that works out as I am 6'1" 195lb. I don't like baggy shirts either so maybe a small is the way to go. I usually wear a medium.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||BCS Games||
Something that I haven't seen mentioned yet is that by keeping UM/OSU in the same division you not only protect the once a year tradition, but you also make is more likely that both make it into BCS games. Living in SEC land now, it seems rare that BOTH teams from their title game go to BCS games. Last year seemed to be the perfect storm with 2 undefeated teams, but often times it seems like the title game loser does not get selected for a BCS game, while the best team that was "left out" ends up going. Putting UM/OSU in the same division keeps the importance of the game in tact, but could also increase the number of times BOTH go into BCS games in the same season. Seperating them essentially eliminates that...assuming they still play in the regular season each year and both play at their historical levels. Just a thought.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Avoiding bigger issue||
Could be that security was just trying to avoid a bigger issue that may have eventually happened if either he (jersey wearer) or the hecklers were not removed. Easier to just remove the jersey wearer. Not fair, sure. Unreasonable, don't know about that.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Or...||
Also reminds me of a Chappelle or Rock (can't recall) stand up joke.....You may not be a "woman of negotiable affection", but you're wearing the uniform.
If you don't want trouble...don't look for it.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Maybe||
That may be true, but I certainly noticed a difference from my time visiting friends at the AA campus v. my time attending class at the D campus...and later in graduate school. I would wager that students at traditionally prestigious universities tend to be more focused than students at traditional commuter schools.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||You Get What You Put In||
Having graduated from the D campus, I can honestly say that you get what you put in. My best friend also graduated from there and we both went on to graduate from Med/Psyc PhD programs ranked in the top 10 in our fields. I received a presidential fellowship competing against students from schools more highly respected than AA. Meanwhile, another of my good friends who went to the AA campus is working as a night watch for a local museum. We decided to put in the work, he decided that going to AA meant that he was already successful. Would I have loved to go to the AA campus....EVERY student at the satelites would (if they are being honest). For my financial situation and major, I thought it best to graduate without debt so that loans (if necessary) could be taken in graduate school.
That being said, from my experience it is clear that these examples are the exception at the D campus, not the rule. Generally speaking, most honest people would admit that many (if not most) D students glide through their 4 years. Not everyone (don't get upset), but I found that most students were of the "well I guess I'm supposed to do this after high school" variety.
Wish more students looked at college as a means to becoming successful, not a measure of success. Just my two cents.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||That....and seven generations||
That....and seven generations of large family breeding.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Beat me too it...||
Beat me too it....however...just googled it and the game that they showed was ACTUALLY the 1992 game that ended in a 17-17 tie. Impress your friends.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Think it was ND||
Think it was ND/Mich...not sure who won
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Perhaps||
You might be right, but from looking back at the list from the last 4 or 5 years there seems to be a ton of movement in NHL teams. Lone exception is the Wings in this case. Three years ago, Buffalo was #1...on the entire list (not just NHL). Four or five years ago, Edmonton was ahead of the Wings. Just have to see how consistent Pitts can be I guess (hopefully not very). Not easy to keep a loaded team together these days....see Chicago 2010.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Yeah, must be nice having||
Yeah, must be nice having such a wealth of talent right in your backyard (all but one of those guys are from florida, or have a florida tie in haden's case). I remember watching an interview that Bear Bryant did years back and he said that if Florida could ever get a decent coach they would be one of the most powerful programs in the country due to all the in state talent.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||That would be a nice addition, but||
That last line in the article from the Dean doesn't seem to show any interest in fielding anything more than a low level team. Too bad, I have been to that campus a few times to visit friends and it would be a nice road trip.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I like Belch||
He wears those negative pts like a badge of honor. Just living the dream.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Same here..||
I have wondered the same thing. I am high on the idea of using him as a Harvin type hybrid position. With his speed and running vision, it would be hard not to keep him on the O-side. That being said...2 years is a loooong ways off. No way of knowing how he develops as a QB, how Gardner pans out or if Gardner even stays. I know one thing though, having to debate what the QB situation will be 2,3,4 years from now is a nice luxury that I didn't expect to have so soon.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Florida carries it...||
Alum in Florida and can vouch that Brighthouse carries the BTN. You have to pay an extra $4 a month for the sports pack, but they do carry it.