...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|17 weeks 21 hours ago||Very broken||
I don't understand
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|17 weeks 21 hours ago||Beat Ohio||
Still one chance to save
A disappointing season:
Be Urban's first loss.
|17 weeks 22 hours ago||Hoke Haiku||
Year one gave great hope
But still it could be much worse
Can you say "Kiffin"?
|17 weeks 22 hours ago||Delete haiku||
Haikus are silly
But none so much as this one
Mods please delete me.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Heard on Cleveland radio||
Heard from the Cleveland announcer before Cabrera's last at-bat:
"Miguel Cabrera is in scoring position every time he comes to the plate".
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Sayre's law||
Sometimes attributed to Henry Kissinger:
"Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low."
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Cool stuff||
I'm a UM alum (x3) living in Knoxville. I didn't see the live broadcast, but glad to see it replayed on the Web. I doubt the reporter has ever admitted his Michigan fan-dom on air . . . there is a strong resentment down here (related in part to sour grapes over the Woodson heisman over Peyton Manning in 1997). Terry Fair - former UT player and Detroit Lion - was a radio host on local sports-talk here (until he took a staff position on the UT football team). He would occasionally talk about being a Lion's fan (as they gave him his first shot in the NFL), but was a UM hater.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Well said||
I doubt that I'm the only one eager to click the link to see the gifs. Disappointed in the final result of the championship game, but not dissapointed in the 2012-2013 version of UM b-ball at all, and glad to see some highlights. Thanks, Ace!
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Not stupid||
Cheater =/= stupid
|48 weeks 5 days ago||From the Princess Bride . . .||
|49 weeks 5 days ago||First SB||
So, what were the odds in Las Vegas that the first Tiger's stolen base would come from Peralta?
|49 weeks 5 days ago||3-0 after two innings||
Tigers have 3 runs in two innings. One would think that this would be enough for Verlander (if we ignore the possible closer meltdown . . .)
|49 weeks 5 days ago||There it goes||
There goes Verlander's perfect game (Cabrera 1st inning error). But we still have a possible no-hitter . . .
|49 weeks 5 days ago||First inning of the season . . .||
One inning in, the vaunted offensive juggernaut is living up to the hype. At this rate, they will score 2916 runs this season.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Desmond vs. Rudy||
Desmond either needs to go Rudy on us (capture the meme from ND)
or he has to go "Desmond" and end with the heisman pose.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure . . .||
I'm not sure whether Coke can do it over the long run. He seems like another Todd Jones - will give up some hits and walk and teeter on the edge every time he goes up. I would love to see a closer that just shuts things down with overpowering stuff. But, who knows, maybe we'll have a New Coke.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Link for Live Stats||
The link above is not updated for the Men's Meet. For the men's meet, live stats are available at:
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Other Options||
Dotel has been a closer (22 saves in 2010). He's a little long in the tooth now, but knows the closer mentality - may at least be able to keep the seat warm until Rondon is ready. Albuquerque was 1 for 3 in save opportunities this spring with a 4.5 ERA (18 strikeouts but 7 walks in 12 innings). Villarreal, on the other hand, was 2 for 2, with a 2.79 ERA, 14 strikeouts and 3 walks in 12 innings. Given how much Leland likes relievers to get the ball over the plate and challenge hitters, it wouldn't surprise me to see Villarreal either take the closer position or the setup. Benoit is a candidate as well, although he wasn't put in save situations at all in spring training (1.80 ERA). Ditto for Coke (4.09 ERA).
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Tongue in cheek . . .||
The comment is largely in jest. Any opportunity to take a jab at Meyer should be taken. I will be rooting for Florida Gulf Coast, largely for the underdog angle. And - WAIT - they are playing Florida - another Urban Meyer connection - a valid Urban Meyer hating reason to root for FGCU. All is right with the world!
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Still rooting?||
I really wanted to like FGCU. I don't know whether a connection to the '89 Wolverines can overcome the taint of a current connection to Urban Meyer . . .
|50 weeks 3 days ago||BIG||
I'm still rooting for a Big 10 Final Four. But, if MSU loses, the consolation is . . . MSU LOSES!(Just as I have been rooting for all Big 10 teams in the postseason, but I cackled with glee that the only one to lose in the Round of 64 was Wisconsin). If MSU loses, then there's no question that we root for Louisville to take care of Duke to get to the final four.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||79-81||
79-81 KU in overtime.
I hope that I'm wrong.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Hopefully . . .||
Hopefully your title is obsolete by 9:30 tonight.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Blue in Knoxville||
I am a UM alum living in Knoxville, and something of a UT basketball fan (distant second to Michigan, although my house was divided when they played in the tournament 2 years ago). A lot of UT fans here compare the Dooley and Martin hires, but I think that there is a big distinction - Martin's teams have improved over the course of the season, while Dooley's never did.
On the football situation - it's worth noting that Lane Kiffin left the football program in total disarray - leaving after one year, but still managing to bring NCAA sanctions on the school. Dooley was not a BCS level head coach, but they couldn't get someone at that level on short notice and under a cloud.
One more note on Cuonzo Martin's comments about the SEC - they might be boneheaded, but he has to come out defending the SEC a little too loudly. There's some suspicion of him here because of his BIG pedigree.
Don't feel too sorry for the Volunteers - there's always women's basketball!
|51 weeks 3 days ago||89-79 Meeshigan||
|1 year 3 days ago||They need to take a||
They need to take a highligher to their shoes . . .
|1 year 1 week ago||What happenned last time we assumed||
You're assuming that, as the 5 seed in the BIG, we beat the 12th seed in the first round game - probable, but not certain.
Thinking about NCAA tourney seeding - playing PSU again has no upside. Losing would drop us to a 4 seed. Winning still does nothing but tire us out for the second round BIG tourney game.
The difference between 4 and 5 in the BIG is, ultimately, the difference between having to win 4 games versus having to win 3 games to win the tourney. That's a pretty big difference, I think.
|1 year 1 week ago||True, but . . .||
True - but if IU loses, they still share the title and can lift a banner. For UM, it is the difference between sharing the BIG title, or not. I still think we should be more desperate.
|1 year 1 week ago||Wiscy no lock||
I don't know that Wiscy is even 80% at Penn State. PSU has won 2 of their last 3 (including one - ahem - against one of the top teams in the BIG) and have played most other teams tough. In the meantime, Wiscy has lost two straight (including home against Purdue). Watching last night's game against Staee - Wiscy looked pathetic. They were lucky to get past 40 points. I would put this game more at 60/40.
|1 year 1 week ago||Indiana has nothing to play for||
Clicking to the chart - Indiana has already clinched #1 seed in the BIG tournament, so they are only playing for pride / possible NCAA seeding. UM is playing for a bye & a significantly easier BIG tournament second round matchup. I hope that we show a desperation.