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|8 min 23 sec ago||Rosters...||
Part of me wants to know the rosters that Durkin and Drevno put together in the draft, part of me wants to wait until next Saturday but either way, it will be interesting to see who ended up on which team. It is hard to put a lot of stock in something like this in terms of development and where players are right now, at least in my opinion, but you like to think there was a measure of confidence involved in the selections. It seemsl ike just another part of how the staff is driving competition, and by all accounts, the players were excited about this.
|1 hour 55 min ago||Wisconsin Fouls...||
I still chuckle at the look on the faces of Wisconsin players when a foul gets called on them. They tend to throw their hands up and glare as if to say, "That was NOT part of the arrangement, man!" Of course, that may simply be a jaded, slightly paranoid me, but the idea that they genuinely do not understand why this is happening is amusing all the same.
|2 hours 29 min ago||Very Funny...||
This meme will probably be in millions more threads yet, and as it should be. Well done with this particular Facebook post -
|4 hours 57 min ago||Last Few Games...||
Much of this might be attributable to the weirdness of tournament games in general, but in the last three games or so, Kentucky's defensive PPP has been somewhere in the neighborhood of 0.71 or so. The actual spreadsheet with my information is at work on that drive sadly, so I am working from memory, but on a statistical basis, it definitely dwarfs, say, Wisconsin or Ohio State, for example.
|5 hours 51 min ago||They Are Not...||
You would be correct, in my opinion - they are not cool. Actually, I think it would come to a point where you would see a helmet cluttered with "I Will" and probably just tell the player, "Don't tell me you will do it....go out there and just do it. Stop stalling." It might very well be the case that those send the incorrect message.
|5 hours 57 min ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
"We want everyone to have access to the equipment that they would have to pay a lot for or they would only have that access if they did compete in collegiate or professional athletics," Roth said. "We go through the proper channels to get you there."
If I am thinking of the right area along W. Stadium, you also get access to a Subway and a liquor store, so there is that, but more seriously, hopefully this takes off and is successful. I would imagine that there are probably people who are curious as to what the regimen is like and would give it a go at least.
Good luck to Van Bergen in this venture.
|6 hours 10 min ago||Larkin In Football...||
I believe Larkin was a starting safety on those Moeller teams of note in the late 1970s / early 1980s, but I am remembering that from an article from a few years ago, so I could be wrong there. If that is the case, Barry Larkin as a safety would have probably been an interesting sight at Michigan, especially in a Bo-coached team. Either way, I think the decision to play baseball definitely worked well for Larkin.
|6 hours 19 min ago||First And Foremost...||
First and foremost, congrats to the OP on turning 21 years old.
Second, as others have mentioned, the residential areas on the other side of the bridge have decent parking usually (not nearly as much traffic as an actual game, not usually anyway) and it isn't a bad walk to the stadium from there.
I hadn't heard much about events though - I plan to wander between tailgates / gatherings and pretend to know someone at each one, just to see how many beers I can get that way.
|12 hours 50 min ago||I Don't Know...||
It's difficult for me to speak to something over which we wouldn't have any control regardless. I guess my broader concern is what they would look like in relation to the helmet itself. As Jerry Hinnen over at CBS said in an article about this yesterday, the winged helmet is "a stone-cold classic" and I think care should be taken with both the design and the application to avoid creating clutter on the helmet. I never had strong feelings on the return of stickers, but I would like them to consider aesthetics somewhat since it is happening now.
|22 hours 54 min ago||Still Watching...||
I am through my fourth pint of Guinness and still trying to mentally piece together the UCLA-Gonzaga game, which really had moments where, well....blech.
Duke-Utah isn't getting off to anything that might be mistaken for a fast start either, but then there has been a lot of that in this particular tournament.
|22 hours 57 min ago||Very Nice...||
"Attention-Grabbing Ad" and "Apologetic Nationals Fan' were pretty funny exchanges too. I might be on this site for a while actually, but it is OK, for I can get back to Duke-Utah at any point. Well, then again, some of these exchanges are rather intricate, so perhaps I will pick it up at halftime instead.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Over Here...||
I've got UCLA / Gonzaga over here, where there has been a minor offensive explosion after a six-minute stretch that could only be considered offensive if you enjoy, you know, making buckets. On the other hand, my sister's husband - who is a Wolfpack fanatic and NC State grad - has left specific instructions not to be bothered this evening.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Very Cool...||
I still remember my sophomore year when the petition went around to make Jones the official voice of CRISP, which would have naturally brought the number of people who dared to press 7 to disenroll to zero, or at least there may not have been living witnesses to the contrary. In any case, I was part of that unsuccessful effort.
Nice to see the list of famous alums - athletes and otherwise - coming to see what's been going on in Ann Arbor lately and stopping in to see Jim Harbaugh.
|1 day 5 hours ago||The Argyles...||
Yeah, but I think they would limit the options for shoes if you're going to coordinate for work or something like that. Maybe a medium brown, but I can't see them with black. Either way, I am pretty sure they are something that my wife would make mysteriously disappear in a purge for Salvation Army items if I did indeed purchase them, and perhaps rightly so.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Great News....||
"Caoch" was one of my many "will not miss unless dire emergency" shows back in the day and I was really into it from day one as was the rest of my family. Like others, I have been rewatching it periodically on Netflix and even introducing my wife to it, although her reply was, "You WOULD like this show..."
Great to see this one being revived in some form actually.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Good Ol' ESPN...||
An ESPN story Wednesday indicated Miller quit "over concussion concerns," but he said that was not the message regarding his decision he hoped to convey.
Either ESPN just assumes that this is the overwhelming reason people leave football or they can't be bothered to get it straight. I had though Miller made it rather clear that burnout was in fact the reason in a few articles, but they are evidently slow to get the message in Bristol.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Banging Indeed...||
I see we wasted almost zero time with the posbang thread, which is fine except that those of us who had to go to bed due to the unfortunate malady of not having Friday off end up a little behind. No matter, of course, as this is an energetic group and I am sure there is some banging left in the thread yet.
The good news is that I have managed to rearrange a few things and will be at the spring game and probably in search of a tailgate. Not that I expect to find one, of course, but if someone of unimpressive build in Michigan gear complains about the weather and asks politely for a beer, be kind to him.
|2 days 21 min ago||Maybe...||
Maybe, but still much better than a poor man's Steve Alford, as that is in fact Steve Alford.
Either way, welcome to Michigan, Wayne Lyons. Very interested in the makeup of the secondary, or at least moreso now with this addition.
|2 days 1 hour ago||My Picks...||
My own picks, which now reflect only two of the pools I am in - the two I still have some hope in when it comes to winning some cash....
- Notre Dame (I had a pregame tossup feel about this one though, but not so much now)
Having now revealed my actual picks in those brackets, someone goes down. That seems to be the way that goes for me.
|2 days 1 hour ago||The Old Campaign....||
This thread reminds me....
|2 days 3 hours ago||If I Could Play...||
If I could actually in fact play basketball at a level which could not be described as "comical", I would probably go with:
1) John Beilein
2) Gregg Marshall
3) Steve Alford (just for kicks, for one game to see what that experience is like)
4) Mike Krzyzewski (not a Duke fan at all, but intellectually there would be interest due to name alone)
5) Sean Miller
|2 days 6 hours ago||My Two Cents...||
As for myself, I do agree with the people that are saying the old configuration had a nice, clean look about it - especially in aerial shots - but I also believe the renovations were much needed and that the atmosphere enhancements that came with that are positive, particularly the noise level now, which works much more in our favor, I think.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Great Gesture...||
That's an awesome gesture from Smith, and consistent with who he was widely understood to be as a person, I would think. The simple instructions he left - "enjoy a dinner out, compliments of Coach Smith" - we pretty nice, and hopefully a fair number of those players raise a glass to their former coach.
|2 days 6 hours ago||You Know...||
I saw the orginal title going into a meeting, was uneasy and a little perturbed throughout the meeting, and then came back to see the edit. First and foremost, thank you to the OP for changing this so that there was not mass panic...well, more mass panic anyway. Second, definitely be careful about reporting injuries of any kind - we've had some problems with such threads historically. Rare but significant issues, we'll say.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Great Work...||
First and foremost, excellent work, SpaceCoyote.
Above the technical details, I actually liked the brief lookback to Tressel (I didn't think about the fleeting philosophical connection before), and it is relevant really because I believe that - like Tressel - Jim Harbaugh has been / is good when it comes to getting the defense to respect the entire offense and have to worry about the entire width of the field.
They have said they'll tailor the offense - by which I assume they mean the distribution of playcalls from the broader playbook - to whoever stands out ultimately at QB. It would be interesting to see how the same basic philsophy expresses itself in that regard.
|2 days 8 hours ago||The Previous Offers...||
Taking a look at his Rivals page, and there was until just now basically a distinct lack of high-end offers. Among those listed (and this is not updated to accommodate the OP's new information) are Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Illinois State, UC Davis and a couple others. Nebraska offered him as well, according to this.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Nice....||
The celebration put on my Hardaway after that sinks is fantastic, in my opinion. More players should develop something like that for threes or otherwise difficult shots.
To the OP, well done on a first thread - like someone said, some recent game history and a little more detail and you're right there. Good work.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Welcome To Michigan...||
“We sent him film and talked for a while, and then it finally came about,” Andrysiak said. “I’ve just been watching practice with (Mattison) and he said he wants me to come in at 215 and we’ll go from there. I don’t know, he must have liked something.”
Sounds like Mattison did indeed like something. Welcome to Michigan, John Andrysiak.
Actually, I believe his father is a Cabrini grad (Allen Park), which isn't too far up the road from where I live.
|2 days 14 hours ago||By Mid Week...||
By midweek next week, they are actually talking about temperatures in the mid-50s here in SE Michigan, so hopefully the trend holds into the weekend. Actually, perhaps it gets even warmer than that, although when it gets too warm in early April, usually we get sheets of rain and the odd tornado later. Oh to be in Michigan now that spring is here indeed.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Wayback Indeed...||
I am at a point where the Nike stuff - what remains of it in the closet - fits again and I have admittedly dragged some of it out as the weather has warmed. Of course, given years and wear, there is not much which is in gameday shape but whatever. As bright as the Adidas maize looks on television (especially after my wife has decided to eff with the brightness and contrast), I do still prefer the more subdued but much more noble Nike version. If that came back, it's definitely not a bad change at all.