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|26 weeks 4 days ago||The Lumberyard||
I hit up the Lumberyard a few times on gameday. There are usually quite a few Michigan fans there, and during the big games they sing Hail to the Victors after touchdowns!
|2 years 16 weeks ago||It is a very quick fake||
You will notice that after receiving the snap, Gardner fakes the bubble screen to the receiver in the flat. Thus, the Borges troll. I caught it live during the game and about died from laughter.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I'll have to agree with Delany||
Sure I'll be sad that we aren't getting the 5* recruits any more, and perhaps the talent will take longer to develop. However, I just can't get on the "pay these kids" bandwagon. College is expensive, so is room & board, as well as the training facilities, etc. The entitlement culture could certainly ruin college football. I'm glad this is they tone set by the Big Ten commisioner.
Hockey and Baseball are the two sports that come to my mind regarding kids being drafted out of high school and having the ability to choose to go to college or sign with a semi-pro team that will get them ready for the big leagues. Basketball is still trying to find its way... I suspect Football will probably be like Basketball is today in 5 years.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||SNYHD - 639||
639 (SNYHD) SportsNet New York HD:
It might get blacked out... will have to see on Saturday. If so, there is always the one day GameDay purchase.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Not 396 - ABC East||
The Sports Pack is mostly the 600 digit channels like Fox Sports. The channel I see the game playing on that prompted me to purchase the Sport Pack right away is 639 (SNYHD) SportsNet New York HD:
My only worry is that I'll have to purchase the one day GamePlan showing of the Michigan game for $35 anyway. I know that Pro sports are usually blacked out on these Sports Pack channels, though "some" college games are available regardless. I'll see how it shakes out on Saturday.
I was going to purchase the Sports Pack anyway since the Red Wings season has started. I always record the replays of the games (again, live games are blacked out) and only watch them if the Wings won.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||ABC NYC||
While this channel is listed on my guide, I can't watch it. I live in AZ. How are you able to get it?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I have DirecTV||
While I have the Ultimate package, it does not include ABC East (I live in Phoenix and due to law I cannot view that channel since I have a local ABC channel). Therefore, I added the Sports Pack Premium Channels... that way I not only get to watch Michigan defeat Conneticut, I also get to watch the rebroadcast of Red Wings games on Fox Sports Detroit. WOO, my favoirte time of year! I love having DirecTV.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly||
If you are releasing guys downfield before the punt is away, then they aren't back there blocking for your punter.
No matter how your guys line up (old school or new school), they need to block until they hear the thump from the punters foot and then stay in their lanes down the field to make the tackle. Don't do that... you are asking for it.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Defense||
I just want to see the D Line get some sacks. I'm going to get really tired of all the talk about how bad a job the D Line is doing if they go through another week without much production.
I'd also like to see Ross making some plays. I really wanted him to make that interception agains ND last Saturday.
If they get a shutout, that would be great too. However, I'm not going to count on it since I fully expect a lot of the young guys will be playing due to the big lead.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Correct||
Borges and Hoke refer to it as NASCAR
|2 years 22 weeks ago||When I watched it live||
I thought he jumped higher than that during the game. LOL
Shaun Rogers who once played for the Lions was able to dunk the ball during the early part of his career. No joke:
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Many ways to skin a cat||
In your diagram above, I think that looks about right. It seems to me that it would be much more leathal if Funchess does indeed release downfield as a receiver. If the SAM crashes down in an attempt to tackle Fitz, then the next time you run this play you can instead use play action (believing the SAM will crash down again). If he realizes the ball was not handed to Fitz then perhaps Gardner can shake him and run for yardage, or if he does follow Funch or Fitz, Gardner could hit a different receiver or run. The way M was running that play gives you multiple ways to attack the defense.
During the ND game I was wondering about blocking assignments as well. I'm no expert, but I feel like Miller is a mobile lineman, why not move him around the two guards more?. I felt like the guards stood up OK when blocking Nix straight up. When they ran those outside zone runs, Nix would just hop in Miller's back pocket and crash through his gap. Especially at the end of the game when they ran the ball left twice in a row... Nix got two TFLs. It seemed impossible to me that Kalis was going to be able to manuever around Nix even with help from Miller. Why not have Glasgow crack back to the right on Nix and pull Miller around to pick up one of those blitzing LBs? Doesn't matter since Gardner was able to run for the 1st to seal the game.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Disagree on blocked kicks||
I recall Lloyd Carr mentioning something about Garret Rivas not getting the ball up high enough for his kicks, resulting in blocks early in his career. Sure, blocking is a huge part of kicking, but it is that way for all facets of football. You can have a wide open hole and a running back will still run into the backs of his OL.
I'm glad that Gibbons has turned it around. I feel confident in our kicking game going into this season. Can't wait for it to begin!!!
|2 years 33 weeks ago||No to Bianco||
Besides the fresh toppings, I find no value in this establishment. The dough is hard. Maybe I am just too hung up on Chicago style pizza... I like lots of toppings - including cheese.
Then again, you mentioned going to the spa... so obviously you and I probably will never agree on anything.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I'm also in Phoenix||
Too bad you didn't ask BEFORE your time off. I highly recommend a couple days in Denver/Fort Collins/Boulder. So many breweries. Plenty of outdoor activities. A flight from Phoenix is not bad, and it sure is nice to get out of this heat.
You could always take a trip up north to the mountains to get out of the heat. Hang out in Sedona or Flagstaff if you need city streets and activities. Have you visited Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, or Lake Pleasant. I've rented boats out on Lake Pleasant plenty of times.
Since you are sunburnt, I'll skip the hiking spiel. So you are then left with indoor activities. Bowling, movies, try a new restaurant. Some of the museums around here can be entertaining.
As for me, I like beer. I highly recommend taking a cab to a location that has numerous beers on tap. I like the Hungry Monk in Chandler, the guy who runs it is from Livonia I believe. I also like Four Peaks brewery... they always have an interesting food special. Wednesdays they have cask conditioned ale, my favorite. I swear I'm going to get out to Ashley's in Ann Arbor next year.
I wish I had some extra time off. I feel like all I do is work. One of these days I am finally going to get out to Lake Havasu, down to Rocky Point, and out to Monument Valley.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Michigan wins Saturday||
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Yeah, it's Friday||
I'm drinking coffee... on my way into the office now.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Love this one||
Well done all of you, but this one is my fav
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I went with||
Home of Ohio Scandal University
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Add Another Bar in Southern Cal||
I visited the Tavern at The Lumberyard in Encinitas, CA (North of San Diego) for The Game, 2011. Prices were a bit high, but they play The Victors after touchdowns and the whole bar sings along. It was a great experience, and I would recommend it to other fans. It is an Alumi Association meeting place.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||TRANSCONTINENTAL!||
With Denard?!?!?! Please let this happen at some point in his carrer at Michigan!
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Girlfriend was worried there fore a bit, was ready to call 911||
That was a hell of a game! I almost had a heart attack!!
Game was so exciting, I made my upstairs neighbor end up watching the game. That was one hell of a finish.
Thank you Mark May for talking to Borges at half and suggesting "Unleash Denard!!!". Although, I feel as if Denard was always unleashed, it was simply a matter of execution (recievers dropping balls and Denard off the mark). Can't wait for this UFR. That was one hell of a game!!!!
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I LOVE MICHIGAN||
Congratulations Brady Hoke. I love this TEAM!!! That was so amazing. My mind is BLOWN!!!!!!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||The QB for Wis||
Wilson does not look good. Consistently missing wide open men.
The running game however will likely pick up where it did last year.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Thank you||
Was hoping that would be available soon.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Sad||
That is a tough loss for this Lions fan. 'The Killer' will be missed.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Too many prospects available to narrow it to only three||
I just want to see the DT, S, and SDE positions filled with big time recruits. The following prospects will fit the bill:
DT - Aziz Shittu or Ondre Pipkins or Danny O'Brien
If the coaches can talk more than one of those players to commit, I'd happily take them. After that, I'm hopeful for some of the following players (in order):
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I recommend Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon||
Love never running out of bullets. Always plenty of action, lots of upgrades, tons of weapons.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Thank you!||
Always happy for an extra $20 to spend at Amazon.com
|5 years 2 weeks ago||My Thoughts on the Updated Depth Chart||
I like most of what I see, especially on offense. Although, I don't agree with everything on defense. I suspect the coaches will run a 4-3 the majority of the time.
1.) I don't believe RVB will be moved to DE. He is needed at DE because I don't see anyone other than RVB and Roh being a dependable starter. I'm not sure about Black staying at DE. He looks more like a DT to me most of the time. He needs some work before he is going to be able to hold up against the run at DT though. It's possible a true freshman gets some time at DE in 2011.
2.) I suspect that Ash, Campbell, Talbott or Washington will be able to step in as the second DT to Martin. I like Ash's chances.
3.) I suspect C. Gordon and Furman will play WLB with Jones as the starter. C Gordon will be an asset when blitzing LBs.
4.) I suspect C. Johnson will start at SS over Kovacs
5.) FS is a HUGE question mark... as is CB. I suspect it will be Robinson over Vinopal at FS, with Floyd and Woolfolk as the starting CBs (Avery as the Nickleback)
The 2012 recruiting class may be Michigan's most highly rated class in a long time... as long as Hoke can pull off 7-8 wins in 2011.