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|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Have brain scans done, be diligent||
My son just started high school freshman summer training camp in Northern California. Being a former trainer at UofM in the 80s, I have seen the effects first hand, especially when i see former players at reunions now and how much better I am compared to what they endured. But CFB is a totally different ballgame than HS football. My son has been a hockey and lacrosse goalie for many years with no concussion or injury problems, outside of of some minor things like patellar tendonitis. He's had worse injuries in pick up basketball. But still the concussion issue is big concern of mine and my wife who is a doctor.
The local high school here has every player have brain scans done and also we had a CT baseline taken as well (sorry i am not the doctor, but my son stayed up all night and then goes to clinic, has probes attached to his head and takes a series of tests to monitor his brain functions/response times/reactions, etc...)
So now we have a baseline, we made a deal with my son, if he gets one concussion and the doctor says there is any impact whatsoever, he is done with the sport. He wants to play badly, so that's the deal. Now i have to be diligent about making sure he is not covering anything up on the injury front. He has a legit shot to a QB, so i think its going to be a bit easier for me to track him if he gets dinged. Playing other positions is not as easy to track and they have much more head contact during practice.
I still believe football is one of the best team sports invented and think that there are major benefits for my son to learn and experience by playing the game.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||There is no apples to apples comparison||
THink about Carr's last bowl game in the Citrus Bowl....i was there and saw how the FLA fans said we had no chance, ESPN fan poll had "90%" of America picking FLA to beat us in the citrus bowl...and then we proceeded to kick their ass....if not for Hart's 3 fumbles in the red zone this was a 60+ to 30 ass kicking vs a 2 score win for Michigan.
Each game is unto itself and there is no transitive theory in CFB. This would explain why M could kick the living shit out of every team in 1986 and lose to Ricky Foggie and Minnesota on Senior day....everyone said M had no chance against Mr righteous, Mr perfect heisman winner and we ran his ass all day and he cracked....M got healthy and with a killer LT, Henne back, Hart back, Mario and Arrington, we took it to 'em...
If we beat OSU in the Cesspool in '06, i truly believe the National Championship game comes down to the wire, no matter who we played....
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Go elsehwere, you no good, unappreciative POS.....||
If you don't recognize progress, go cheer for another program. The Team had a bad day, it happens. Show some respect for a bunch of college kids that worked their asses off this year and deserve some respect. Those who stay will be champions....perhaps you can start cheering for the Huskers in Omaha....
Coach Yost said it best: "True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty."
BTW, my son's name is Yost.....and he was still cheering for the Maize and Blue until the clock read :00.
|35 weeks 17 hours ago||21-20 taken...will go with 22-21...||
Mike Jolly with the fake extra point to make it 15-0 circa 1976....OSU comes back, takes the lead 21-15 and M scores the goal ahead TD in the last minute...Jake passes them down the field and JP scores the TD from the Wolverine formation!
|35 weeks 17 hours ago||21-20||
21-20, Fightin' Harbaughs!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Thanks for all the great suggestions MGoFaithful!||
My wife just landed from San Fran, she went to Tulane for grad school, so we are headed to Frenchman street now for some killer live music,....looking forward to some more merriment on Saturday.... I'll send out the post game review on Sunday!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Dude, let it go...||
You should take the high road from now on...don't respond and leave it at that....any response makes you look like a douchebag....right or wrong, take the high road, at this point in M Go Blog history, you should have figured it out by now....
Jimmy Harbs or bust.....and yes, i grew up with him and got killed by him in baseball and football for many years...us River Rats were very happy to see him move to palo alto!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||This is one we should win by 10-17 pts||
A win is a win and we don't know who is going to play (ie Funchess). But if we can't beat a bottom half Pac12 team at home, i am done with this head coach. My ND hangover has finally ended, but we didn't see improvement from this team until the 2nd half last wk vs Miami, a truly dreadful football team. Let's get this one behind us and chalk up ND as an anomaly and hope we can continue to improve each week and compete for B10 championship.
If we lose this one, Hoke is done. I actually don't want that to happen, as he is building a real program again from the bottom's up. But if he can't beat teams like this at home, we need a head coaching upgrade.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||LIke i said before, once i power up the old phone i will send||
you the "homey" picts you want to see....
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Its nice to see we actually agee on something||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I'm the one sitting next to Jim and his wife...||
you can also see me as the first training staff on the field when he has his arm broken in the MSU game in 1984, look it up on you tube, douchebag....... you may not like the truth or the facts, but stfu with the big guy internet bs.....
|1 year 46 weeks ago||MGoBrewMom, you are simply an idiot||
end of story...i will post some pictures and then politely telll you to F*ck off.....
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Fair ask Corundum, i need to forward from the previous phone and||
will do so....sorry i don't take pictures while drinking a glass or wine with him and his wife...last pict I have with him is at the Super Bowl....
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Douches you say? Reality, that's the truth...||
Sorry that i have a job and dont post every other day to get my "point" total up on M Go Blog....you need to face reality...this team has some talent. Has some challenges and needs to get the benefit of the doubt. But they were totally unprepared. Any reasonable and sound person can see that after tonight. Time to take off the blue colored glasses and face reality....
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Since Harbaugh is a neighbor and friend of mine||
and classmate, you can piss and moan about my 118 pts all you want, but he is definitely considering it. He hates Balke and he has not signed the bs offer they gave him before the start of this season. At the end of the day, Hoke is over his head and he is not going to be anything other than a .650 winning coach at a premier school. I wish i was wrong, but tonight proved it soundly.....Let's see how it plays out. Luckly for Hoke, the B10 is awful this year, so 9-3 is possible. But you and I both know that this team was unprepared tonight. He needs to go...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||So fuck me because i speak the truth?||
Grow up...you need to look in the mirror. The team was totally unprepared and ready to compete tonight.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Yeah, defend Hoke after he was a total embarrassment||
You can defend the head coach after he was totally unprepared? Really? Come on, let's look in the mirror kids. You can slam me all you want, but this was a total and unmitigated joke tonight. They were not prepared and they looked like shit in all phases of the game.
Blame me, fine. But this was like Rich Rod vs Toledo tonight....
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Just Fire Hoke already ....||
He is not a premier D1 coach...plain and simple...
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Though we know it shoulda been 3 in a row....||
Why oh why couldn't we have run that Copper Bowl 2 point conversion vs Ohio....what coulda been. Thank goodness 2013 is o-vah!!!!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Why they don't have a Wildcat pkg with Denard and MJD||
is beyond me...just for a change of pace at least...less opptys for the pass pro to not break down and result in sacks and INTS...the other team would actually have to prepare for it as well...what a waste of a real talent in Denard...
|3 years 19 weeks ago||We were a #6 seed in1989||
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Wolverines turn 'Cocks Blue...||
South Carolina 30
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Horrendous call in Husker game,,,,,thats a||
TD!!!! Nice corrupt officials in Lincoln.....
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Hoke fist pump at the end...||
That was priceless and could give the double finger point a run for its money!
Go Blue! Those who stay will be champions.....
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Delusions! Should be your topic header||
what the hell were you watching?
A total domination by a better team and a better coaching staff. To watch Borges try and turn Shoelace into Tom Brady was a disgrace. What was the ONE THING THAT BAMA WAS WORRIED ABOUT? Denard's legs, and Borges did nothing, nothing to use this to his advantage...no spread option...multiple handoffs to arguably the slowest RB in the stable....at least Norfleet showed he has some wheels and i would have liked to see him carry the ball. I guess they were worried about fumbling, so giving Smith the ball over 10 times to gain a yard or two was an acceptable compromise.
Here's the rub...we want to avoid the tomato can games, but it sure looks like it would have done team 133 some good to play easier competition in game 1.
So be it, they lost, they learn and hopefully have that cliche'd improvement from game 1 to game 2. Of course the competition next week doesn't hurt. But its the triple option, so some additional frustration will happen next week.
The topper is that injuries happen, but they are less likely to happen against inferior competition in earlier season games since most of your ones don't play the whole game. Just unlucky for Countess and Moore to get hurt, but playing Lewan with 4 mins left in the game when its 41-14 is plain stupid. The back ups should have been in and there is no one that can reasonably argue this fact.
I find it a bit ironic that Arizona is losing to Toledo right now...could Rich Rod lose to Toledo twice in his inaugural seasons at a new program at home?
I guess the saving grace of today is that the B10 looks abosolutely awful (save OSU) and there's a lot of football to be played. Let's hope Countess and Lewan are available for most of the conference schedule.
Go Blue! Those Who Stay Will Be Champions!
|3 years 48 weeks ago||First name, family name...middle name go with M legend||
if the wife will go for it! My son's middle name is Yost and he has a family first name after his great grandfather. I have a very cool wife and it helps that we all went to Michigan and her parent's are retired professors as well. We call him Yost. He's also a hockey goalie here in NorCal and I didn't push the sport on him...go figure. He had a great time at Red's hockey camp in July and needless to say, Red was very complimentary about the name to my wife.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Do you know Jim Harbaugh personally?||
Sorry, but you are misguided....whether you like to admit it or not, most schools, including Michigan, DO steer players to majors that are less rigorous so they can concentrate on as much time as possible to football. Yes it hurts to admit it, but I was a trainer for the football team for 3 years when Harbaugh was there and challenging majors were the exception, not the rule. Players who come to mind were Stefan Humphries and Ken Higgins (a fraternity brother), who were excellent students and quite frankly destined to success outside of pro football. While Stefan ended up being a very good lineman for the Broncos, he is better known as a doctor now and Higgy is a venture capitalist after getting his law degree from Harvard (he still notes to this day that law school at Harvard was easier than undergrad B School at Michigan, when coupled with the demands of football). So get off your high horse.
I played sports against Harbaugh growing up in Ann Arbor and there was no question that he was a stud and a leader and was destined to go to Michigan and be successful there. It all came to fruition and he has quite the resume to attest to his excellence and stature as a Michigan man.
So spare me your bs about how Jim Harbaugh is not a Michigan man because he criticized his alma mater. He loves Michigan as much as any other Michigan man and deserves the respect and honor affored them with his proven dedication to Michigan. You can piss and moan becuase he doesn't kiss your ass and tell you what you want hear 24/7, but them's the facts and sometimes the facts hurt.
And BTW, hoping he is a failure in his career endeavors is quite the noble position. Grow up and save the whine for your next cheese party...
Go Blue! Those Who Stay Will Be Champions....
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I am all for your idea...||
but i think that the thought process Brandon has shared with the public tells us otherwise.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Stanford, 11-1, 4th in the BCS||
this is my future under Harbaugh?!? Orange or Fiesta Bowl? I'll take it...
|5 years 35 weeks ago||It's all about the team, the team, the team||
unfortunately, the team today only consistents of a very good offense that can move the ball between the 20's against good defenses and can't score points. When was the last time you saw a team going for it on 4th and 8 at the 35yard line? When the special teams were so damn embarrassing that they can't expect to pin them inside the 20 yrd line on a punt or make a 45 yard FG more than 50% of the time. When 2 facets of your team are so god awful that you throw all caution to the wind, you know your team is ill prepared and not ready to compete in a major conference. The gig is up. Sorry I can't help you here, as you cannot expect the O to score every time unless they are playing U Mass......