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|1 hour 30 min ago||Long List...||
Admittedly, I only skimmed it but there was some great creativity here, especially by those who obviously knew it was a non-starter:
"Fighting Boys Named Sue"
"Mentally Ill Horses"
Oh yes...."Children Of Yost" - wrong school, of course, but I like where their head is at.
|13 hours 19 min ago||Just A Guess...||
I am just going to assume that we can get an archived photo of Jim Harbaugh defending Little Round Top against the 15th Alabama Regiment at Gettysburg. That would probably be an awesome photo indeed actually.
Either that or Harbaugh spray painting "Irgendwann fallt jede Mauer" on the Berlin Wall.
|19 hours 18 min ago||A Few...||
I have a few examples of the many that I could put down...
From the late 1960's, "Windy" by the Association
Some 15 years after that, "Der Kommissar" by Falco, also "Vienna Calling" by Falco.
More modern stuff - "You Get What You Give" by the New Radicals
Truly modern - "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner
|22 hours 7 min ago||Well Then...||
Well then, congratulations to both you and Boliver on the additions to your families as well as the ever-growing Michigan family.
The day I became a dad was one of the happiest yet even though I had every single emotion racing around in my mind in the moment. Almost nine years now after my daughter's birth (and almost eight after my son's), that memory is still clear and still awesome.
|22 hours 13 min ago||Yet Again...||
....the blog comes through and we shall be treated to another edition of HTTV. I will say, I rather envisioned a lot of people choosing their donation level like this:
Good news though and I shall be intrigued to see what they come up with for year one of Harbaugh.
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|23 hours 32 min ago||As I Recall...||
She had very short scenes in Star Trek III and IV too, the first being non-speaking and just shaking her head as a battered Enterprise docks, and then working at Starfleet's Operations Center in San Francisco in "The Voyage Home", I believe.
One lesser known fact about Whitney is that she spent a good deal of time in her life helping people battle addiction in its various forms (she had become hooked on amphetamines during filming of the original series).
|1 day 2 hours ago||Here We Go...||
Han Solo at least attempting to take on stormtroopers with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind...
|1 day 14 hours ago||Hometown Indeed...||
That's actually kind cool for him really, to sign with the hometown team (Hollowell is from Detroit, after all), and congratulations to him. Actually, I didn't even consider Hollowell as someone who would be signed because there just wasn't enough data really for him, but a nice pro day later and hopefully he sees the field on Sunday.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
To be fair, anything that makes the other team wonder what the hell is going on....I think some team would be willing to try it out...
|1 day 21 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Aced the football one, as have others.
I bookmarked the basketball one - will definitely attempt that either today or tomorrow. There are a a good number on the list (I gave it a quick look) that I am sure I know offhand mainly because of their appearances in the tournament and the obligatory discussions that go on, but quite a few where I would be guessing outright.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
In an interview at CMU Pro Day, Rawls mentioned Seahawks All-Pro running back Marshawn Lynch as someone he models his style after.
Lynch would be a tough act to follow, of course, but kudos to the people starting threads for those with Michigan connections so that we might stay informed of how their career in the NFL might unfold as well. I just wanted to thank folks for keeping us up on all who have worn the winged helmet.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Connections...||
There might not be a lot of folks on this blog that know the person behind katiecandraw.com, but if you do, that's my sister. She's reasonably well-known and I can always see what I can arrange. This is a busy time of the year for her, but she usually can find time for some one-off requests. I'll just have to provide some shots of Harbaugh, but that's easy enough. Let me know, OP, if you want me to put in a request.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Same Here...||
There's a lot we could say about Gardner's time at Michigan as a blog perhaps, but I think that - here again - we have something to celebrate in that Devin is getting a shot in the NFL and with the team that employs one Tom Brady, no less. It will be interesting to see if - even in one game - Brady-to-Gardner becomes a thing. I have a feeling it might be an interesting display, and in an excellent way.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Congratulations To Him...||
“Because of the coaches not really knowing him, it made them kind of put Josh in that category of, ‘Oh, he’s one of those kids’ … because you do come across kids who act bad and that’s a habitual action,” said Woolfolk, who had since graduated when the incident took place. “Unfortunately for him, from having a new coach come in, they really don’t have the same loyalty to you as a person.”
If it is the case that the staff in place at the time just put Furman in a box like that, then.....I don't even know what to say about that except "UGH".
Josh Furman could be fun to watch in the NFL, I think, if his season at Oklahoma State is any hint at things to come perhaps.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Congratulations To All...||
From a representative of the class of 2000 (who wouldn't have guessed?), congratulations to today's graduates. You shall always be part of the Michigan family, and forever and always, Go Blue.
It's hard to believe that it has been 15 years now for me, but still, I look back fondly on those days in Ann Arbor - they were some of the best I've experienced.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Congratulations To Him...||
Like others, the Michigan fan in me enjoys this and is very happy for Jake Ryan. The Lions fan has...well...feelings about the Packers in general, of course, but he is definitely going to a place where he'll be able to compete and succeed and there's certainly nothing bad you can say about that. Hopefully, he has a nice, long NFL career.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Felt It Here Too...||
Furniture and shelved items vibrated for about 5-10 seconds here in Romulus per my wife. I was outside, but you could definitely feel the vibration and the patio furniture started to rattle a bit as well. Per the USGS, that was centered south of Galesburg, which explains why the folks on the western side of the state felt it the most.
Anyone else remember the one we had in 1986 or 1987, somewhere in that timeframe? That one was closer to Detroit, I think.
|3 days 9 hours ago||I Could Be Wrong...||
Someone who knows more than me can probably answer this a little better, but I think the staffing levels for basketball are - by NCAA definition - lower and for most teams it is easier to have one of the assistants handle this particular function, if indeed we're talking about a full-time coordinator as most football teams seem to have.
|3 days 10 hours ago||OK, Folks...||
Jaylen Brown to Kentucky (maybe)
I get it. Sometimes, we're pressed into jumping the gun in the weird world of recruiting, but then you get....
Beilein Can't Recruit
|3 days 12 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
I'll be honest - this is not where I would have seen Clark going, but I was cued in on Twitter to some of the high marks he got from a couple teams and indeed it looks like his draft stock made some late jumps in the eyes of some. In any event, good news for him and we'll probably be seeing him on Sundays at some point. I imagine we might see Jake Ryan go tomorrow - rather interested to see where he goes too.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Almost Forgot...||
I almost forgot about Harbaugh's somewhat brief stint with the Panthers, although as I recall he dressed but didn't play. It was also the year where he was with the Lions for a time before the season and assumed by many - until we cut him - to be the probable backup to Batch.
|3 days 14 hours ago||NFL Draft Tracker...||
For those who might want to follow it online - the link will take you right to Round 2 - Draft Tracker
The Lions pick (for now - obvious we're seeing some wheeling and dealing already) at 22nd in this round (54th overall) and 24th (88th overall) in the 3rd round.
Donovan Smith to the Bucs, and the Raiders already have their 2nd round pick in. Quick start this evening indeed.
|3 days 14 hours ago||True, But...||
Danny White told us that they aren't just for coaches anymore...
|3 days 16 hours ago||The Article Is Right....||
It definitely is not that helmet. I had nearly forgotten about that helmet. Blech.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Beyond That...||
Beyond that, I am just going to go ahead and assume that he was not arguing with the ten people who follow Akron football on Twitter that were - for a few brief, fleeting moments - stunned but for them in the best of possible ways. Arguing with angry Ohio State fans on the Internet probably has never ended well.
|3 days 18 hours ago||In No Real Order...||
For me, my top five (in no real definitive order as I watch them all rather voraciously) would go something like
1) March Madness
2) The second half of bowl season
3) NFL playoffs
4) World Cup
5) NHL Playoffs
|3 days 19 hours ago||The One Thing...||
The one thing I would like to see one day is a jockey attempt to get back on mid-race - not necessarily at the Derby, but in any race. It looks something like this in my mind (not what is happening here, of course)....
|3 days 19 hours ago||Quick Question...||
First and foremost, very interesting analysis. Thanks for sharing it. It is rather amusing to see ESPN late to this party and yet still try to cobble together rankings when they don't really have to do so from a revenue standpoint.
Second, it would be interesting to see this for several rounds just to monitor the variability of rankings across sites as you get deeper into the draft. I am not sure you would find too much that would be of note, but the question might be a worthwhile one. Any further plans?
|3 days 22 hours ago||Some Numbers...||
From 1990 to 2014, 827 Big Ten players were selected in various rounds of the NFL Draft (this excludes Nebraska until 2012 and does not yet include Rutgers and Maryland, as this will be their inaugural year as members). In that period, that's an average of about 33 players per draft with a peak of 45 in 1991 and minimum of 21 in 1993. In the last ten years, the maximum was 41 in 2012 and the minimum was 22 in 2013.
For Michigan specifically, in the period 1999-2014, we sent seven players to the NFL twice - 1991 and 2007. We had one year where we sent one player - 1994. In the last ten years, we send an average of three players per year to the NFL through the draft (not counting UFAs there).