“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
|1 year 1 week ago||house is on postage-stamp sized property||
Yes, lived in Beaufort, SC, and The Big Chill was filmed there, (partly because it is Tom Berenger’s hometown). The house; which was depicted as being on this massive plantation-sized piece of property large enough for a football game, is actually located on a corner in a residential area, surrounded by a swamp on other two sides and butts up to the road with iron fence on two sides. Amazed me how the cropped everything out for the movie.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Nah, keep it. It's perfect,||
Nah, keep it. It's perfect, kind of a retro-70/80's thing.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Take that back, Blackshoe!||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Know what... I just don't||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Isn't that TD #33, right in||
Isn't that TD #33, right in front of Lytle? Great Pic!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||It would suck if we lost Jordan||
It would suck if we lost Jordan now. Yes, it would be a strong pull for them. Many 'M' big men have stated what a strong pull Jordan was to them.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Um, sounds much tamer than||
Um, sounds much tamer than the version I heard… /s
|1 year 4 weeks ago||No UM offer?||
I know we were in pursuit of this kid last year. Didn’t we offer?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Strong QB pack for next NFL draft||
True. On the other hand it should be a strong year for QB’s next year (Manziel, Miller, Boyd, McCarron, Lynch and Bridgewater). Draft stock would probably increase the following year.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Truthfully though, there was||
Truthfully though, there was that guy with somewhat UofM ties that actually was in the front office of one of Detroit’s sport teams, the Tigers I think, some guy named Bo-something. /s
|1 year 4 weeks ago||UofM – Ole Miss in Chicago||
With all the recent attention and recruiting issues from the state, I think a UofM – Mississippi game in Chicago would be just the ticket in a year or two.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Cell phone use = Irate passengers||
Am not an electronics guy, but friends in the airline industry inform me that near or current technology will allow cell phones to safely be used on aircraft in near future PHYSICALLY. There have even been initial discussion between the fed and airlines towards the ban removal. HOWEVER, the current sticky point is not safety but rather customer service issues the airlines would have dealing with 20, 40, plus passengers all engrossed in their phone conversations surrounded by others within a limited, confined aircraft cabin. Imagine sitting within a gaggle of teens all discussing their latest relationship issues while trying to wind down on a coast-coast flight; or someone so engrossed dropping F-bombs constantly near your kids.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yea, I hope Ace wasn’t busy today;||
Yea, I hope Ace wasn’t busy today; because he sure is now. 1 down and 2 hellos to go. haha
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Also a muscled pyramid laborer||
Also a muscled pyramid laborer.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Gee, wonder why, Wolv, just a quick jaunt down I-5.||
Gee, wonder why, Wolv, just a quick jaunt down I-5. /s
Personally, I’d like it better than the Kraft Bowl. Football in December/January can get windy, wet and cold up here. Although when it moves to Santa Clara it should be warmer, but less to do than San Francisco.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Yep, not camping = Don’t want to go there.||
Yep, not camping strongly suggests he'd rather go someplace else.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Disagree||
Disagree. Could they both be lesser known players that develop, possibly, but there the similarity ends. I have been following their QB search quite closely. They got him as the 6th or 7th option after several others had turned them down for or favored other schools (Watson, Heard, Allen, Harris, Kizer, Darlington, Peavey). His offer didn’t even exist until the last two made their decisions. Stribling was offered long before we got bypassed by other DBs last year. Also, as I remember, a vocal group of us were worried that he’d use a spot a higher rated DB would need.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Really?||
Really? Have also heard that some people think Columbus is a better place to attend school than Ann Arbor. /s
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Small dive, good food||
Also one of my favorite, a small local bar/restaurant in downtown Portland. I think it was called J's Oyster. Place was a local hangout on the piers between some massive very "touristy" white ship converted to Italian restaurant (don't go!) and the Harbor Fish Market. It was recommended by the locals and is literally that just a bar with great food. The view is nothing to rave about, just a row of tables along a window and U-shaped bar. Wife had a cup of lobster stew and a classic lobster roll. The stew, much like chowder, was thick, and full of large chunks of lobster. The roll had a toasted bun and large perfectly chilled lobster chunks. I had the seafood bouillabaisse, very tasty with huge chunks of sea scallops, clams, mussels, shrimp and lobster over just enough pasta shells. Last ate there a couple of years ago and still judge seafood soups/chowders/bisques against it.
Also, if you get a chance head up to Acadia National Park with a pair of hiking boots and if you are an art lover I highly recommend a quick stop at the Wyeth center-Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME and Olson House, in Cushing(of Christina's World fame) Wonderful selection of eastern painters including all the Wyeths, Homer, Inness, and Bellows. (Then you can always hit any of the "Lobster Pounds" on the way back. Had never had as large a lobster before.)
Edit: Yes, enjoyed grace and loved fore street also, but have always had a fondness for local divey places with good food.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Have a family condo in San||
Have a family condo in San Clemente, CA. In Orange County so the wife loves the shopping and I enjoy that it is just a short jaunt from San Diego or north to the sports in LA.
What is it with UofM dentists? My brother is one and also headed to vacation in South Carolina all the time. /s
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Seattle Pilots||
It'll be the Pilots. /s
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Numbers matter||
Another factor of what is called a “pipeline” is being overlooked here. The high school has to produce a decent number of big time recruits over the years either by sheer size or prolific sports ability/coaching to get the reputation. CC, Cass, Harrison, etc. all get looked at as being pipelines while other schools don’t because they don’t consistently put out 1 or more quality 4+* each year. Several other larger schools that don’t have as a strong a focus on football (ie, Southeastern, Denby) or smaller schools that don’t consistently produce Div 1 talent (Riverview Richard, Lumen Cristi, DH-Robichaud.)
I submit there are numerous “pipelines” though not as notable, ie AA Pioneer, Inkster, Saline, Birm. Brother Rice, that though they may not have strong talent consistently; when they do they tend to head to certain schools (in these cases UofM)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||gone.||
Q: How many Berkleyites does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 15. 1 to change the light bulb and 14 to share in the experience.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||going||
Q: How many Californians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 36. 1 to change the light bulb and 35 to do the environmental impact study.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Keeping the light bulb chain...||
Q: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Just one, but the light bulb has to want to change.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Maybe belongs to a mohel.||
Maybe also a mohel.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Good point, and I'd suppose||
Good point, and I'd suppose this is a bit OT.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Ya' suppose?||
Yep, could be well thought out, dual-purpose by a female SCarolina fan. Or not. /s
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Yes.||
Yes, I can attest to that as I’ve been called one most of my adult life, eh. (and the shortened familial form is “Hose”. /s)
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It works for me||
I’ll just chalk it up to you being in the know and roll with it. It works for me! /s
|1 year 6 weeks ago||None of the sites list him||
None of the sites list him as having an OSU offer. Which makes sense as they want a more mobile dual-type QB.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Frankly, just a plain STUPID,||
Frankly, just a plain STUPID, LAME, or HEADupARSE choice would be satisfying at times.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Well, is she?||
Well, is she? /s
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Oh, so that’s where Marcus||
Oh, so that’s where Marcus is. Too bad, as he would know exactly who was scheduled and also the probables to show at the BBQ.
Someone ask him when he returns from deflowering in valley, eh.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yes, Yes, and YES !||
Yes, Yes, and YES ! I will take ALL 3, thank you!!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Turd, you are in rare form||
Turd, you are in rare form tonight! /s
|1 year 6 weeks ago||MI-UConn||
One more at #20:
20. There hasn’t been a lot of interest in Connecticut football under Paul Pasqualoni, but the school gave fans some compelling reasons to buy season tickets this year. First is the Edsall Bowl, as former coach Randy Edsall brings Maryland in to face his old team Sept. 14. A week later Michigan visits for what surely is the biggest game in the august history of Rentschler Field. And then a potentially undefeated Louisville arrives for a Friday night game Nov. 8.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Annapolis||
Will give the nod to USMA, however, us marine and navy types would feel that scenes of sail boats and crabbers heading out to sea, the sea air, the quaint town of Annapolis and the historic structures and landscape surrounding Chesapeake Bay makes USNA very appealing.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Spot on, Wolv||
Spot on, Wolvie. Always fascinates me how Pepperdine garners such high ratings. Malibu is awesome scenery however there is nothing else there. (Have spent several years on South Pacific islands and scenery alone wears on you after awhile. “Island Fever”) UCSD with Scripps right there and other places of interest plus the beach and UCSB just as awesome. Both are better IMO.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||2 women follow up||
This is awesome! Now for a true wifely portrayal, you have to include a video of her complaining to a girlfriend (both with nails) and how all I said was to take the nail out, and the gf relating and saying how much she understood!! /s
|1 year 7 weeks ago||hammered at 9am||
Even more awesome, that looks like the state of Oregon to me and if that’s the case it’s 3 hours earlier here on the west coast.
So try that statement as: “Starting at NINE on a Friday…”
You did originally post someone was getting “hammered”, didn’t you? /s
|1 year 7 weeks ago||a brief anomaly, very transient and may never occur again||
So it’s not really a rivalry, just a blip; a brief anomaly, very transient and truthfully may never occur significantly again. Just go home relax and don’t worry about it. /s
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Plus with Stanford-Cal even the band has gotten involved.||
Yes and if you include BYU-Utah, Utah leads 59%, Stanford tops Cal by 51%, and Texas leads TAMU 64%; so any of those are better rivals by that logic.
(Plus with Stanford- Cal even the band has gotten involved.) /s
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Personally, I think they hit the mark on the top 3||
Personally, I think they hit the mark on the top 3. AL-AU is definitely number one and USC-UCLA, and FSU-FL are neck & neck for 2nd / 3rd depending on teams and prominence as schools ebb and wane.
The next two are all perception as they have called OR-OSU “the civil war” and I know now, living close to Oregon, in and near the state it is ALL that. I totally dismiss OklaSt-OK favoring BYU-Utah as I have known people involved and it truly is a “Holy War” with almost all LDS in the USA. Utah has long been where the non-LDS attended and each school really dislikes the other equally.
I am surprised Cal-Stanford was not mention as it takes on a rather bizarre, surreal twist with all that has happened. TX-TAMU should be in the discussion also, yet with the recent events IMO that should grow and land squarely in the Top 3 within 10 years.
UofM-MSU would fall in a similar category as OklaSt-OK; big in the state involved, yet no real concern nationally and one of the schools as has been said “has bigger fish to fry”
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Appears you answered your own question, doesn't it?||
Appears you answered your own question, doesn't it? (and could even throw in TN and to a lesser degree MO. Pitt and Syracuse.)
|1 year 7 weeks ago||U of D-M||
Cornell as an affiliate? Nah, they are an Ivy, and it’s stable. Actually it’s U of D-M, they are leaving the MAAC in Lacrosse for the B1G. /s
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Darrion Owens report?||
I enjoy your reports. Thanks for the all the work. I'd love to see one on Darrion Owens. Do you think that is possible this summer?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Oh Canada||
Was Tim number one in his country or ours? /s
edit: Too slow. Don't cha' know.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Down year for talent in Ohio||
IMO the more accurate question is who would you really want from OH? Seems like a down year for talent in the state. Of the rivals top 10 from there; Berger is the only one I’d really want to add over what we have already. Lattimore would be nice on offense (NOT giving up Drake!!), also not on defense if it cost us Peppers or Westphal. Booker would be great, but same position as Ferns and I’d rather have Michael. I prefer everyone we are in on the OLine and rest of the offense and same with DLine and most of the defensive side. (Although I guess I concede Horton would fit nicely, but doubt he would come following Green and the couple of great backs we are strong with in 2015.)
|1 year 9 weeks ago||That's why they are going to State!||
Oh, you mean it's really Benidict Arnald? #MSUBound /s
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Gordie is an Indians fan,||
Gordie is an Indians fan, don't ya know.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||He actually is known to have||
He actually is known to have a very good glove and reactions, just his range is lacking
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Stanford first, 2nd choice Cal or UCLA||
I could go for that if a couple Bay Area teams are included. First choice would be Stanford, otherwise my regional pick would be Cal-Berkley. Think we could beat on ‘em 3 out of 4 years and get good strength of schedule from it.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||And Fact; it may have added||
And Fact; it may have added but we already had an east coast port in Philadelphia (PSU). /s
And wolv: Isn’t it lame how native CA’s contest you if you point that out? I can’t believe the responses I get: “…well it’s not really salt water, …or a large ocean is it?”
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Va Tech and a North Carolina school||
Everything I heard while in the south was focus for SEC was primarily in VaTech and one (or two at the time, pre-MO) of the North Carolina schools. (Maybe selling NCState to pull a TexasAM and become a bigger in-state player to UNC). They are very against expansion in states they already reside and have shown that throughout the years rebuffing discussions on GaTech returning. So South Carolina and Flodida expansion should be out for them also.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||ACC grant of rights, AND a forced stability right now in PAC12||
Personally, IMO the present stalemate has TWO huge obstacles to overcome before expansion can continue. The ACC grant of rights, AND a forced stability right now in PAC12. They really have no where to expand that isn’t a step down (short of Texas and Okla of course.) Unless the PAC12 gets into the picture you have one less large factor influencing the move towards further expansion.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||UND Athletics states the same.||
Good point, and to make it even stronger we have UND.COM (The Official Site of Notre Dame Athletics ) adding even more significance to the historic value of the series prior to the 2012 game. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041912aab.html
The 2012 Notre Dame-Michigan game at Notre Dame Stadium will feature special recognition events based on Irish football history dating back to the first Notre Dame game in 1887 against Michigan.
The Notre Dame-Michigan relationship qualifies as the original and oldest Football Bowl Subdivision rivalry.
It's just the official site of Notre Dame athletics saying it is the first game they ever played and is the "original and oldest FBS rivalry". But what do they know?!?!?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||ND can't justify Stanford over Michigan game.||
Actually, Stanford is the one series that ND can’t justify keeping on their schedule over Mich. Right now, ND current spin to deflect “chicken” comment is to bring up that the other series’ are more “storied” and have been played longer. Stanford/ND is the one continuing series that is less on both counts when compared to Mich/ND. The other games have been played more often.
Series Start Total Games
Stanford/ND 1925 27
Mich/ND 1887 40
I understand why they would want to keep it over us, It gives them more marketing, recruiting and overall general “presence” on the west coast and also has a historically greater chance of ND victory. Now they get the presence on the east coast and south by beating up on the ACC and Navy, west coast through USC & Stanford, and Midwest with MSU and Purdue, without having to face the Big Brother who could slap them around and knock them out of contention! So in effect it really is some "chickening" by them.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||with enough kegs||
Give it time; you will get to a “plus-sized” Mike soon enough. /s
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Agree, Fencing and Men’s Volleyball.||
Agree, Fencing and Men’s Volleyball. Both could easily become UofM strengths. Volleyball they could clean up on eastern recruits, and Fencing there is already a strong draw to the state because of the programs built at Wayne State and Detroit area.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Actually, the toughest in the||
Actually, the toughest in the B1G may be the newest. Rutgers would yield a sword wouldn’t it? /s
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Victoria Secret shoppers||
Not talkin’ about the plastic grannies in Palm Springs. They meant all the Victoria Secret shoppers in every mall I've seen in the Bay Area, the Valley, or San Diego. /s
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I had thought UVa and GTech||
I had thought UVa and GTech were prime previously, but doesn’t the assignment of rights clause the ACC is adding pretty much negate any availability of their schools to future B1G inclusion?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Great MGoShirt!||
This nose art would make a great MGoShirt.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Started his pirate already.||
No he doesn't.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Agree. Whatever definition||
Agree. Whatever definition of cool you use or whatever generation you are in, I can’t think that having the quintessential exhibit A for sex symbol that Marilyn Monroe was as a wife wouldn’t qualify you for an upper echelon berth. Especially when you throw in the Pulitzer, plays, screenwriting, and New York and Hollywood “A list” parties he could attend.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||97.1 goes off @ 2pm||
Am not in the area now, but whenever I was the radio was immediately tuned from 97.1 to another station @ 2pm after Karsh & Anderson as I couldn’t stand the way they played their audience to incite people to call in. I have to admit even I was duped @ the very beginning of their show’s run 5-6 years ago.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||McRib is coming back||
McRib is coming back?!?! Sweet! That is great news, can’t believe McD’s holds them hostage as they do. Bringing them back only when they need to increase sales numbers. What month? /s
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Eddie Vanderdoes||
Doesn't really count as a "poach" technically, but of prior USC commits I'd sure like to pick up DE Eddie Vanderdoes.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Great for east coast exposure and recruiting||
Disagree. This would be great for east coast exposure and recruiting. Will make UM a much more recognizable name to eastern recruits and it would be easier for them to be viewed by family and friends back home.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||ND more a rival than MSU||
Agree, personally, I think the Irish are a greater rival than MSU. (And I grew up in MI) Thought Hart summed up my feelings fairly accurately as they are and have always been “The Little Brother”.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Glasgow brothers||
There is also Ryan Glasgow he was a preferred walk-on last year as was his brother Graham the year before.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||La Jolla is great!||
La Jolla is great! Beaches of all types for miles right down to the San Diego city line, totally coastal and my favorite, clothing optional Blacks beach. Football sucks though, except for the football-sized chests in bikinis! /s
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Good and Done.||
Good and Done.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||UNC loves them some ACC||
Agree, though as nice a fit as UNC would be, they are too entrenched in the ACC to leave at this point. Most of ACC officials are from UNC and their allegiance is very strong. Right now, if the ACC folds UNC will be the one “turning off the light as they leave”.
GaTech has everything the B1G portrays as important for an added school; save one - geographic contiguity. This would not be too great if UVa is added though and the plum the Atlanta TV market brings is huge. I think everything awaits and hinges on what results spring from the ACC/Maryland buyout negotiation/lawsuit.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||ND?||
Right, I get it. He meant Notre Dame.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Yes. Even with a medical condition, you are not able to utilize||
Yes. Even with a medical condition, you are not able to utilize NCAA specified pharmaceuticals or therapies and still be eligible to compete. This policy is often confronted by physicians treating asthmatic athletes, as many effective therapies are banned by NCAA and international athletic agencies as they are steroidal in nature, provide a stimulant or increased lung function. They need to find something else to control the condition, that may be less effective, or the athletes realize they are not eligible to compete at some levels.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Already have one in my house.||
Ugh, Just what I need. Another one. I already have an expiration date sensing device,… called my wife. She not only won’t touch anything minutely past a “best by” date, but I hate waking up to the phase, “You have to run out for milk for your coffee. It expired today and I threw it out!” Arrgh!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Interesting and thanks for||
Interesting and thanks for the post OP.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||WarDamnEagle||
What about the poser WarDamnEagle
|1 year 28 weeks ago||*Unsure what Cameron rhymes with?||
*Unsure what Cameron rhymes with?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||*pneu-||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I have often wanted the same||
I have often wanted the same thing. Just a BS tag, Verbal Diarrhea, or just plain ole’ STUPID!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Best sushi is at the Detroit Metro Airport||
Believe it or not, but some of the best sushi in the USA is at the Detroit Metro Airport. Right on the main terminal concourse in the middle of the airport. They have such an influx of Asian travelers to serve and please, all the ingredients are flown in continuously on the flights. Japanese businessmen traveling for the auto companies rave about it. Even some here in the Bay area prefer it to the locals. I have even seen favorable reviews about it in travel magazines in Japan.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Must be why State has||
Must be why State has offered a good kicker from Toledo this year.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||My understanding is that he has an offer to Air Force Academy.||
My understanding is that he has an offer to Air Force Academy. It’s a full ride, but with a price. If we lose to them, I’m ok with that and wish the young the best of luck.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I never like to hear the terms “premature”||
I never like to hear the terms “premature” and “Friday” night in the same sentence.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Bay Area, C'mon down!||
I’m onboard the Bay Area Bowl train! Fursure!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Here you go.||
Not that I'm fond of it, but here you go.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Gotta give the place credit||
Gotta give the place credit a smart advert for a watering hole for locales in Columbia, SC.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||To repeat what seems is the||
To repeat what seems is the general consensus, Am happy for you, but sad for the rest of us. Good Luck and Fair Winds.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Jehu Chesson (So.) ?||
Thanks, and well done, but are you sure about Chesson's status?
I thought Chesson got a red shirt, didn’t he?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||77 Déjà vu, all over again.||
Yep. As I said “77” should be made a legend number! You have to love those number 77’s!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||NOT “was”… IS!!!||
NOT “was”… IS!!!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||77 should be made a legend||
Yeah, but that “don’t get hurt” can be an ass-biter. Ask Matt Barkley. Taylor definitely has a set of Iron Q on him. “77” should be made a legend number after this.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Calls for some Kate!||
Calls for some Kate!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Amen to that! Can I have an||
Amen to that! Can I have an AMEN!!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Oh happy day!!||
Oh happy day!!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Graham Glasgow?||
Anyone have further info on Graham Glasgow? He was a OL walk-on in 2011 with several offers elsewhere and was supposedly doing well according to comments last season by Lewan, however, I never noticed him on the field.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Iowa ahead of Nebraska???||
I found it surprising that the 3rd rated B1G team was Iowa #11. Surprised they were ahead of Nebraska, which was listed #13.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Good answer, may also wish||
Good answer, may also wish to throw in trying to keep a desired recruit by talking them into a “preferred walk-on” role rather than going to another school.
But generally believe it’s just someone trying to throw a term on the process Seth has outlined. Now come the rigors instead of the ballyhoo.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||12-2 overall||
I feel your assessment is good and possible. I think between the Huskers, ND and Buckeyes we lose one, and then another loss in either B1G championship or bowl game. It all comes down to whether we have a strong passing game or not. A still substantially unproven QB and unknown at RB and whether there is any elite or two really good receivers on team 134 in my mind that could be the downfall.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Why not have an ex-buckeye?||
Why not? If he wins, Detroit would be more than happy to have him. Seems to me we had a LB who personified the franchise for years and was a total buckeye from head to toe plus never let anyone forget it. He was loved and still is for his grit and passion.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Welled up here also. Thanks,||
Welled up here also. Thanks, for that! Watching that video I remember the feeling all over again and sent chills through me in a huge sense of pride! Thanks for finding it.( I'm downloading and keeping it.)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||To be fair to Mr. Hunt, he||
To be fair to Mr. Hunt, he did lose the head coach that recruited him. So in essence his coach “de-committed” before he started entertaining the idea.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I am jealous, I love those.||
I am jealous, I love those.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||One is fairly mundane from bowl trip||
One is fairly mundane from bowl trip search, but got lucky with the other from a grocery delivery service and seems to fit right in with the trip
|1 year 32 weeks ago||NBD. Just wanted a clearer||
NBD. Just wanted a clearer understanding what you meant. Trust me, my job I get yelled at constantly by the frantic people.
Still love your avatar, turtle.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||How about Barkley, he may||
How about Barkley, he may have dropped out of top 10, would have been top 5 last year.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Hoke knows linemen||
Let me get this straight; You are criticizing Hoke about potential and what qualities are best to make good lineman? Dude, that’s hysterical.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Ok, 1 = Happy, 2 = Ecstatic,||
Ok, 1 = Happy, 2 = Ecstatic, and all 3 is the best holiday present EVER!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Why would you be surprised||
Why would you be surprised if we took Treadwell? I understand surprise to GET him now, but do you seriously feel if he would be turned away? I disagree. Think coaches feel he would be a perfect fit.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||If three of those last names||
If three of those last names are in Green, Treadwell, and McQuay I will be very happy.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Bingo! Turd, you sir, have||
Bingo! Turd, you sir, have probably hit the nail on the head. I totally believe it is a money grab. After watching Les Miles do it several years in a row, other coaches have to say to themselves “I can do that.” I’ve wondered when others would start it.
Miles has honed it to perfection. Every year or other year he lets his name get floated for one job within realm of possible; then goes and negotiates a new contract with LSU.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Love it, but it won't play in Maryland or Minnesota||
From a UM Football purist point of view, I like it also. I’d love this to be the final divisions. Also preserves many rivalries and trophies.
Politically, however, I can’t see this flying. Schools in the “outer” would complain that they have far greater travel expenses and fans having to travel greater distances.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||You know people that don’t think Depaul is an actual school?||
You know people that don’t think Depaul is an actual school? Seriously? What do they do during basketball season? I really find that hard to believe.
If it is solely athletic notoriety that’s to be justified, isn’t that argument rather redundant? Of course athletic notoriety is higher at schools with more popular or higher echelon athletics. Just like musical notoriety is greater at school with better music programs, or medical schools, or business programs. (Dartmouth is a lousy football team, but they have some pretty killer academics.) Yet, I believe a school’s notoriety and acumen isn’t solely tied to what division they participate in football. Anyone in a HR or other hiring position knows the value of a specific institution’s degree in his or her field. I submit to you that someone holding a degree from Washington-STL, Wayne State, Depaul, TJU, UnivChi or JohnsHopkins will garner greater prestige at hiring time than the other div 1 programs mentioned, including most of the MAC, ConfUSA, and many others in most areas of study. (Of course, none come close in agriculture, horticulture, or packaging to MSU. /s)
Yes, I listed W&M in error as an urban, and meant it as a smaller, academically prestigious institution. (Wife went there.) However, Washington-STL is also in a more suburban area of ST Louis, much like UCLA in Westwood.)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||UVa and GaTech.||
For the B1G, my bet is still on UVa, and if they can swing it around some possible “contiguous” rule GaTech. Can’t see Delaney letting those markets get away from him, plus they are both AAU members. (UNC would be nice but they are too tied to Duke to be solo and too tied to ACC to jump ship if it isn’t totally sinking.)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Sure there is, its called money.||
Sure there is a force, its called money.
Big conferences lock up more television markets = bigger TV/Internet/Mobile demand = Bigger negotiation power = Greater Brand = Recruiting advantages = More Money/conference member.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||So? If you have it, of||
So? If you have it, of course, you want to protect it no matter the size. Doesn’t matter if its an earthworm farm by a remote fishing lake in Medicine Hat, Alberta or supplying hot women to a brothel. If you have the monopoly, you do your best to keep it.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Could be sarcasm, but ...||
I think OP just made a mis-typed and the last paragraph was supposed to read, “...but I know I would definitely NOT pass up an opportunity to be a top-10 overall pick, a hefty signing bonus, and risk injury...” Wasn’t it?
Edit: beaten to post the wrong answer then. (Speaking of which, wonder how far Barkley is going to drop in comparison to last year?)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||The ACC will always be on shaky ground now||
The ACC will always be on shaky ground now as they got caught napping when the music started without a strong dance partner. They now find themselves the “fifth wheel” or solo single friend at a couple’s party.
At one time several years ago, I seriously thought the Big12 would be the next to go “boom”. However, they pulled off the greatest coup pairing up with SEC in the SEC-Big12 game. That ensures their survival and firmly established them as “one of the 4 pre-superconferences”. ACC will now always be on the outside looking in; subject to break-up talk and continued departures until “super-conference equilibrium” is met.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||How about the WAC?||
How about the WAC? I wonder if it would reform to some degree if BigEast folds. Probably not. Its too late for them.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Not sure how much credence I||
Not sure how much credence I give to your examples, Herm. Washington-St. Louis has an excellent academic reputation, as does Wayne State along with increased notoriety; much better than the schools you used as comparisons. Both include upper-mid medical schools and law schools. You can also cite renown and prestigious urban-area schools without D1 football to disprove your examples, including John Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson, Univ of Chicago, Depaul, William & Mary, NYU. Or any of the numerous urban programs that do very well for themselves in an city setting including; USC, Washington, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and Cal-Berkeley is very urban, right next to Oakland.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Dude, Kate is always worth||
Dude, Kate is always worth it. Good Job!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Snowball||
Neither. Wiped out to form a massive snowball down the mountain.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||protect the sanctity of THE game||
Agree with you. IMO you have to protect the sanctity of that game. It has to always be valid. UM and OSU have to be in the same division…ALWAYS! Otherwise, long term it will lose much of its luster. Just not worth the money to me. Its even ok to split off MSU and set it up as protected yearly cross-game. Let lil’ brother grow some and either sink or swim. I am ok with that and also that it would most economically for all parties be better with a “regional” division, (east-west, north-south, etc) so agree probably best for travel costs to have UM/OSU/PSU fight it out yearly. (For competitive balance I feel IU/Purdue together vs split. Could be reversed but feel it would be lob-sided easterly.)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I currently have another 2||
I currently have another 2 years here in Ionia after I overheard someone proposing that. /s
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I think you forgot to close||
I think you forgot to close with “Get off my lawn!”
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Whew! When I first read the||
Whew! When I first read the title I thought it was another of our recruits visiting someplace, another Dawson-Conley situation. doh!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Technically Louisville is||
Technically Louisville is moving to ACC, so it is ACC > SEC > B1G/Pac12 > BigEast > Big12. So ND did the right thing and joined THE power conference. (But then Maryland went and screwed up the entire hypotheses.) /s
(Still love your avatar.)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||To paraphrase Sheldon Cooper:||
To paraphrase Sheldon Cooper: "This is sarcasm, isn't it?" /s
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Escanaba in da Moonlight||
Yea, especially in da moonlight. /s
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Nah, as Bull Halsey would||
Nah, as Bull Halsey would say, “This is just a good ole ass-whoopin’!” /s
|1 year 33 weeks ago||UM naval engineering - GO NAVY!||
Considering we have one of the most renown naval engineering programs, all of UM should support NAVY!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Go Navy! Semper Fi!||
Go Navy! Semper Fi!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||New Orleans Rising Suns||
New Orleans Rising Suns come to mind. (or Redlights?)
/love your avatar, btw. one of my fav pics.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Nevermore||
It was to honor Edger Allen Poe’s, The Raven, as it was written while Poe was in Baltimore. Poe’s Raven can be quite menacing.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||No worse name would have been||
No worse name would have been Hurricanes .
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You realize Krewe is a very||
You realize Krewe is a very popular term there. It is what they call the “crew” or club that sponsor and make the Mardi Gras celebrations. Many join one and are also constant social clubs or party.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Makes me see red!||
My thoughts EXACTLY! The B1G is a joke this year!! The 3 time Rose Bowl bound Conference champion won’t have a coach because he feels an SEC also-ran is a better coaching job.
Well he can keep the same colored shirts without logos.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hate to admit, but UNC/Duke & ND mesh well in a conference||
I see UNC/Duke as the perfect foil to ND forming the bedrock for a conference or sustain a new “ACC”. ND would dominate in football with occasional success from UNC maybe Miami(FL). Duke/UNC dominate a strong basketball conference during the winter. The ACC is headed and pretty strongly supported by UNC so it will take almost a complete collapse to have them depart (and they still would probably be the ones that “turn out the lights” if it does close shop.) They will keep the leftovers from ACC (NCState/VaTech to SEC, FSU/Clemson to Big12) and from the Big East merging a conference of ND, UNC, Duke, Wake, BC, Pitt, Syracuse, Louisville, Miami(FL),UConn, Cinci, Houston, Navy, Memphis. (The last 5 are variable and I doesn’t account for new Big East like USF, Boise, SDState, SMU, Temple, etc.)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||May just want to throw that||
May just want to throw that Topic up as a MGoBlog discussion point; Does OSU want to be in same division as UM? Or is it a one-sided thing?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||All I ever get is an abject||
All I ever get is an abject hatred for UM in all things - which I just don’t get. I have been born and raised a Wolverine fan, and alum, my HS coach moved on to there, as did relatives. "OH How I Hate" is something I’ve espoused, but I also respect their teams and I don’t ALWAYS want OSU to lose at EVERYHING. Actually, I want them to win except once a year, and especially during bowls. I want all the B1G to do well. As a strong OSU/B1G is good for us.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Do the Buckeyes want US in same division or is it one-sided?||
I like it also. Most here favor having OSU & UM in the same division. I have always wondered if the other side feels equally fervent. Anyone have a true feeling how Buckeye fans or university in general feel about it? I have tried searching a couple of OSU fan sites but don’t get a clear picture. What I find runs the gamut between ability to meet up in the championship game and the effect a re-do of the game will have on long-term rivalry.
Do the Buckeyes want US in same division or is it one-sided? Anyone know?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||After GT & UVa||
If you do go 20 (after ND?), only other teams that make the Presidents happy would be Kansas or one of UNC/Duke (AAU members). UNC/Duke may be forced to re-eval how badly they want to stay together. Current trend on conference growth is all about “new markets”. They don’t base it on competition or rivalries, and won’t add two schools from the same state (Although UNC/Duke may just be the one time a conference does.)
Personally, I think ND is not an option. They will stay by themselves as long as they can find a “conference” they can put together to give them some games during the meat of the football season and house their other sports. (I foresee a conglomeration of Big East & ACC leftovers.)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Actually, Wahoo, I’d be||
Actually, Wahoo, I’d be interested in your take on the dismissals.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||As did I. I always thought||
As did I. I always thought Purdue was a 2-horse race, Doreen and Butch Jones.
Looks like they got Jones'ed. /s
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Agree, Narduzzi has to||
Agree, Narduzzi has to leave this year. His stock has reached its zenith. After sparty’s finish this year he could be starting to tarnish.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Should amp up the in-state||
Should amp up the in-state battles between Purdue and ND.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Dawson, Lacy, Rodgers, and Conley all visiting Dec 14||
Also, it looks like Dec. 14 will be quite an interesting day with recruits David Dawson, Kenny Lacy, Na'Ty Rodgers, and Gareon Conley all scheduled to visit Ann Arbor.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Being a bit generous with||
Being a bit generous with the “sometimes” aren’t you?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Only point I would contend||
Only point I would contend is they may feel Boston has never really supported college sports, especially any specific one. The market tends to be segmented fairly equally between BC, BU, Harvard, Holy Cross, MIT(some degree), and UMass. So you take what market you did have and essentially watered it down even more, support-wise.
I know a similar contention could be made about NYC, but it’s also the overwhelming size/prestige of the market and Rutgers is still the major collegiate sports presence there and you also get NJ in the bargain. (If you call it a bargain. /kidding)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Actually that is not||
Actually that is not correct. The VA politicians just wanted UVa to use it’s influence to get them in a more secure conference (ACC) when it looked like the BigEast was crashing. (Correct me if I misunderstood, Wahoo.) They don’t have the leverage now. With both in the ACC they may have to fend for themselves; as I doubt one of the stronger conferences will take on both. IMO UVa will go to the B1G and SEC (which has already said it wants into VA) will take VaTech.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Vanderbilt is going NOWHERE||
Delaney would love to have the Nashville/Memphis market, but Vanderbilt is going NOWHERE. It’s all about money and Vandy couldn’t make enough new money to justify it. B1G and SEC are both stable conferences and will make comparable amounts so why would they move.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Personally, I see the SEC snatching up VaTech and NCState||
Personally, I see the SEC snatching up VaTech and NCState now, and Big12 pulling in FlaState and Clemson. (I would have added Miami(FL) but their present issues may put a merger off. Only if it is mandated by FSU addition.)
ACC could asphlode!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||None? Don’t be too sure.||
None? Don’t be too sure. Access to a major and growing media center like Atlanta makes total sense with what Delaney is doing. I believe he covets that sort of media exposure in the south. My contention if it is true is UVa is next. Only bad part is we will fill before we get into NC. This is not about head-head competition with the SEC. SEC would never take GT. Major conferences will now only add one team/state to open new cable markets = more subscribers = more money.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||True, not sure if that is a||
True, not sure if that is a factor in assessing revenue but it could. (Heard it was just a poor contract negotiated by ACC.) One thing I am learning here on west coast, if UofM plays the early game I have a better chance to watch it than later as it doesn’t compete with the local teams. So ACC would suffer nationally there also, as it would be competing with all the Eastern Time zone games, which includes the B1G and SEC. The Big12 has less competition in the Central and Mountain Time zones.
Have to remember with bowls also; they select teams that provide loyal fans to fill their stadiums as well as TV revenue. The fervent fans tend to travel more often, which tend to be in the south/Midwest.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||SEC won't touch UT, Pac12 and B1G would.||
SEC won’t touch UTexas. What will UT give them that they haven’t already got with the addition of TexasAM? Mark my words, in 10 years TAMU is just as large as UT in branding and prestige. That was an incredible move for the SEC. They have access to the recruits, notoriety, and viewers in all of TX. With the unfurling of the SEC network they don’t want the argument they would have with UT and the Longhorn Network. They got all the favorable ability to advance their brand and siphon off the TX media dollars, WITHOUT dealing with the demi-god mentality of UT. UT won’t leave until forced, they have it made right now. Nope, don’t ever see SEC taking on UT. They may go after Okla if they get the chance. Pac12 and B1G are the only ones that would benefit from a UT addition. (And I see the Pac12 getting Texas Tech first in a similar play as SEC | TAMU)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Doesn’t mean it is over, could return.||
Doesn’t mean it is over, could return. Sounds like coaches and Conley agreed he needed a breather, be free and explore. (Sounds like that what the Amish do.) /s
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Couldn’t have forgotten, as||
Couldn’t have forgotten, as an elephant never… /s
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Keep 'em down on the farm with TV||
Sorry, Wolv, love ya’ but have to disagree with ya’. It is also the level of the support. I lived in Iowa, Midwest, southeast, east coast, and now CA. The thing to remember is it is not the casual fan we are talking about here. It is the die-hard, support-your-team-at-all-costs, and the-week-revolves-around-the-game mentality. They ALL watch the games in those areas, men, women, children, grandpas, grandmas and even animals!! (ok, only the domesticated ones. /s) That is what they live for. (Also, many of those mid/southwest schools tend to keep their graduates at home and more local.) They buy the tickets, watch the games, and buy the merchandise. They don't have the variety for entertainment. All of which generates revenue, fan base, and TV viewer-ship = $$$. That doesn’t happen here on the coast, and not on the east coast for college much north of the Carolinas.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||IMO this next year could be||
IMO this next year could be very pivotal for conference alignment. What happens with the MD exit fee from ACC, could be the lynch-pin. If it is lessened to any significant degree it could induce a Florida State/(and whoever) departure. And personally, if I had any input into Big12, I would continually court Florida State and do whatever it took to bring them onboard. With FSU in the fold, Big12 is assured a major role no matter what ensues.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I like Kansas also, but what||
I like Kansas also, but what does it give us we don’t already have. We already passed on Missouri, which would have given us better markets. All I want from the Big12 is Okla or TX but that won't happen.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||If the SEC expands it will be into Virginia and/or North Caroli||
If the SEC expands it will be into Virginia and/or North Carolina. Bank on it! (I am excluding ND in any discussion.)
They have a rule to only pick up on school per state and have long coveted the hole NC leaves in their foot-print. They have wanted UNC for a while, but the Tarheels don’t want to leave the “Tobacco Road” clan. They may take NCState if pushed. They don’t want Texas, not now they got all they wanted from the state with TexasAM. If they take VaTech, watch for UVa to eye the B1G longingly.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||1. Doubt if Texas goes||
1. Doubt if Texas goes anywhere, at least within next 10 years+. It will take that long to realize the fruits of Longhorn Network, etc. They have developed an almost demigod-like mentality, similar to ND. They have virtually complete autonomy over what they do and are in a conference that will support it.
2. If there is ever a “falling-out” between TX and Oklahoma that could be significant and may cause the Sooners to reevaluate and leave, other wise I can foresee Pac12 picking off maybe Texas Tech in a next round, strengthening their access to the fertile recruiting ground, and divvy up the football crazed state again, (maybe lessen UT influence for a future union). It is really the Pac12’s only real play.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||“Could”, maybe, but||
“Could”, maybe, but doubtful; you may wish to rethink your statement. You have to use a perspective other than “fan’s view”. This is a university president speaking, someone appreciative of income, endowments, grants and other fiscal concerns to keep an institution operating. He’s not looking at athletic competition or quality, and I am sure he sees the profits B1G is generating. So I doubt he really thinks the B1G deteriorated much by strengthening their presence in the east coast TV market.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Denard isn’t on defense… yet||
Denard isn’t on defense,… yet. But who knows on Saturday!?!? /s
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Great job. I love the||
Great job. I love the emotion you’ve captured here with each individual. It would just be awesome if the title were in fact realized. M-wins, Neb loss, and winning the B1G champion game. Each man here would hold it with them forever!!
Again GREAT JOB!!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Agree. I am not saying LT||
Agree. I am not saying LT won’t commit and would love to have him. Just used it as an example of the offer. I have no inkling either way with him. As everything I’ve heard indicates it will go down to the wire on NSD. Was there a time he came close; I hear there was; but IMO that doesn’t mean he moved on. I think he is a smart, thoughtful kid and wants to make the best decision on a major choice in his life. I think he has his own timetable and will make the choice when he is absolutely certain and hasn't burned any bridges behind him.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||UM-30 Ohio-27||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||If upfront, believe always a way back.||
Totally agree it is not a punitive issue and though I have never been in the situation of hearing Hoke’s last discussion with a recruit as he commits (have been for another B1G), I do believe his policy is made clear. Which in my understanding you have enumerated: If you take another visit, you are no longer considered a “committed” recruit, doesn’t mean you can’t recommit and as Marcus mentioned the outcome of Conley will be interesting as I believe he has informed the coaches.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||he may just have to wait it out||
I agree with mGrow above, if he really wants it, he may just have to wait it out and see if there is an opening at or just prior to NSD. It could come down to holding an offer or two for a select recruit (read LT, Green, etc) and if that does go south (or west /s) then he may get another chance.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Hope it’s true. As it’s||
Hope it’s true. As it’s going he may end up with an opportunity on the offense in the future. Which to my understanding is what he’d like.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Coaches could look at it differently||
A coach could also view it: if a recruit doesn’t listen or respect coaches while being recruited; could signal a warning how he’ll respect the coaches or follow direction while in the program?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||More like Texas/TAMU or most other "State"s||
IMO a more accurate example of the relationship would be a Texas/TAMU, and sure looks like that is working out for TAMU. Maybe Sparty to the ACC would benefit them also.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||THANKS! GOOD WORK!||
Love the line: “A loss to the Gophers will leave the Spartans at home.”
A loss to the Gophers and the Spartans DESERVE to stay at home! /lol
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Wish it was the Cavs coming||
Wish it was the Cavs coming aboard instead of Rutgers.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Switches to MSU v Maryland||
Heard it switches to MSU/Maryland.
Illinois picks up a “border-war” with Indiana as a crossover and Northwestern gets Rutgers. (ChiTown is none too happy.)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Well Played!||
lol I spit my soda out with this line, Well Played!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Countess v Diggs?||
If it happens soon enough could also get to see Countess on Diggs.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Bunches of Funchess||
I love whoever came up with “Bunches of Funchess”. Even the kids say it here, “Look, it was caught by Bunches of Funchess!”
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Blake must be happy.||
Plus you forgot to mention if it happens soon it will make Blake Countess happy.
And welcome back to Stefon Diggs and Wes Brown.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Always. Don’s counter-points||
Always. Don’s counter-points are always spot-on.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Illinois to Legends ; MD & Rutgers to Leaders||
Sorry, I don't like it either, but my information is that Illinois would move to join Northwestern and both Maryland and Rutgers would be put in Leaders. The new crossover guaranteed game pairings would be Illinois-Indiana, Northwestern-Rutgers, and MSU-Maryland.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||YES||
Yes, I love the potential of what Maryland brings to the table, lesser sports included LAX, Soccer, Baseball, etc. (and maybe even hockey)
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Yahoo! Sports story link||
Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel has a story that Delaney is in concentrated talks with them today. Summating: money in the form of cable viewers is all they bring to the table.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Yeah, That's why the UI/ISU Trophy is a joke.||
Totally disagree! Iowa State is a wayward step-sister to the Hawkeyes. Even the trophy sucks and is lampooned. (see Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Trophy) Went to Iowa for grad school and except for Floyd of Rosedale most Iowa students and staff members consider us to be their main rival and big game each year even basketball. I never understood it and was amazed at the number of students that would tell me what a great rivalry Iowa and UofM were and the joy they had when they beat us. I remember thinking how we didn’t even know they existed until the later stages of Hayden Fry or Lute Olsen/BJ Armstrong. (Although being in the stands next to Scarcelli’s dad when Houghtlin kicked that field goal was one of the suckier days of my life.)
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Yes, it was just … (wait for||
Yes, it was just … (wait for it)… Amazing!! /s
|1 year 36 weeks ago||That is always appropriate!||
That is always appropriate!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||What I like is... it sounds||
What I like is... it sounds like a wonderful conundrum for the Tigers to be in. “Where do we bat a great defensive outfielder and leader with decent pop and hitting skills?”
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Don, Don, Don,… what are we||
Don, Don, Don,… what are we to do with you? /s
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Disagree. Torii is a perfect||
Disagree. Torii is a perfect fit for the Tigers at the 2-hole. He will be a cat-bird just like Anaheim, between Jackson, Cabrera, and Fielder. Even considering a .280 BA is more plausible, he clobbers left-handed pitching, and the Tigers need that. When you consider the financial side that seals it. Bourn, Pagan, Swisher and others all are going to want long contracts, which the Tigers should avoid right now. He’ll come with a 2 yr contract & maybe an option, just long enough to cover and not be saddled with another prolonged aging contract. He is great defensively, and can tutor Jackson as he did Trout. Has some pop, and enough speed. Plus is a strong, vocal, veteran leader in the clubhouse. An asset the Tigers needed desperately after losing Vmart. (My only concern is I hope they don’t clash, but doubt they will) As soon as I heard the Angels didn’t offer Hunter, I was knew he was the perfect get at the right cost.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Now he’d REALLY be good get,||
Now he’d REALLY be a good get, if he likes Detroit so much he wants Torii Jr. to switch and be a Wolverine WR. /s
|1 year 36 weeks ago||No Free Agents for Miami foreseeable!||
No way! Miami wouldn’t get Hamilton. Not unless they guarantee him all GROSS stadium receipts of the next few years. Would have to be front-loaded, not back, because Loria would never be trusted again to not have another fire sale. (I hear Giancarlo is livid about the trade.)
Miami has shot themselves in the foot. The only way they EVER get significant free agents is with Tony Montana included on their negotiating team. Otherwise, they will always have to include a massive premium to induce a signing or there has to be something significant detriment to the player signing elsewhere. (maybe a Melky situation)
Jays fans have to be dancin’ in the streets as this addresses most of their needs with quality not just band-aids. Including swapping out Escobar. Makes them a huge player in AL East.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Women enlisted on subs||
I don’t believe she will have as much shipboard sea duty as you state because of her rating. She should only get Tender or Asst duty, as the Navy doesn’t allow enlisted women to be assigned to submarines yet. Also, I believe the commitment is longer for nukes, isn’t it?
Personally, I am medical, but know several ex-nukes (3 EM and an MM). They got some great jobs afterward and engineering degrees. Good luck. Fair winds!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yea, what an asinine action||
What an asinine action for a coach! One thing to be happy about a call, but he celebrated as though he had just squeaked out a score. Poor example and sportsmanship to revel in the other team's mistakes rather than his team's actions!!
Hope Hoke kicks his behind yearly and always points that out to him!!!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Buckled Up, Baby!!||
I’m buckled up. Good thing I was after that finish!!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Feelin' much better about QB next year.||
Whoop, whoop, whoop!! /dancin’
(ps. Also am feeling much better about QB next year. Great poise. Would love that redshirt to come through.)
PSU! PSU! PSU!! Let's go Lions!!!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yeah, surprising how many||
Yeah, surprising how many people just don’t know when to duck while deployed or in the field! /s
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Make even better corpsman!!||
Make even better corpsman!! /s
Semper fi, guys! Took care of my 1st marines for over 8 years, through hell and back. Congrats, always proud, and stay SSD!