this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|5 years 19 weeks ago||If Mr. Plow were still here||
If Mr. Plow were still here when Gardner took the reins, he might not have left - he'd have someone to communicate with who could translate the protection calls into baby talk!
That is a great video!
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I haven't been this angry in||
I haven't been this angry in a long, long time. The 2009-2010 school year needs to end badly so we can forget it once and for all. UGH
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Cool, thanks. That almost||
Cool, thanks. That almost certainly is what I'm referring to.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I agree - Keith Jackson was||
I agree - Keith Jackson was the best ever, and won't ever likely be passed. It was awesome when Michigan gave him his own winged helmet as part of his last broadcast at the Big House.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||As far as college basketball||
As far as college basketball guys go, I think Bob Knight has to be among the best. Not only is his commentary spot on, but he's entertaining.
Musberger and Gus Johnson were the first two on my list...for WORST announcers. I can't stand listening to either one of of them. Pam Ward is pretty bad too, but if I had to mute one of them, it would probably be Johnson and then Brent, especially when he's calling a tOSU game.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Nope, your sarcasm meter is||
Nope, your sarcasm meter is working just fine. I was indeed referring to the former mayor of Detroit.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Self does sound kind of||
Self does sound kind of arrogant with some of his comments, but I don't think he's totally wrong when he says that they let us believe we could play with them. If they had really played like the #1 team in the country, then this game gets up to 35 point dominance territory. That we were able to cut the lead down shows that we have character, and there's value in that. But if you can't shoot the ball, character isn't going to get it done against a team that's as loaded as they are. (What Self didn't do, which makes him seem like a self-absorbed, narcissistic blowhard, is admit that we were part of the reason his team struggled.)
I'm disappointed in the way things have gone so far, but also still believe that we can turn things around this year. Beilein knows what he's doing and anyone who thinks he's the reason we're doing poorly should go watch another one of our many sports teams play since you're probably never going to be happy with where the basketball program is now.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Just another reason in the||
Just another reason in the long list of reasons to love Charles Woodson...that guy is awesome!
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Michigan, without question.||
Michigan, without question. And I'll probably flip over to the Lions during commercials.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I think the best case outcome||
I think the best case outcome for our the game is a Michigan blowout. Mind you, this is highly, highly unlikely, but recruits have a better time when the crowd is really into the game and the team does well. I think they've already seen how badly depleted out defense is in terms of talent and seeing them do well wouldn't deter them from coming here (especially the top guys).
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I just bought a MacBook Pro a||
I just bought a MacBook Pro a few weeks ago and love it. Was a PC guy up until now. Definitely worth it if you're willing to shell out the dough, which in the long run you'll probably be better off if all the rumors of improved performance and durability are true.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I'll be on the flight as||
I'll be on the flight as well. Should be fun - I've heard Kinnick is pretty intense.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I agree on the content of the||
I agree on the content of the channel being one that could have a better focus (college football is incomparable), but the function of the channel is the coolest and I'm not familiar with any channel that does this for college football because of the broadcasting issues associated with doing so.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Without a doubt, YES! The||
Without a doubt, YES! The only way they could make it better is to get in in HD (at least on Comcast). 7 hours of no commercials and various games is pretty sweet!
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I think it's rather ironic||
I think it's rather ironic that Tennessee is the team that has a potential two-way, primarily defensive guy vying for the Heisman (to the point that they've started campaigning for him), given that they were so pissed about Peyton not winning the thing.
Here's one person who's happy to not have to look at Fulmer on the Vols sidelines anymore!
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Does anyone have a sense of||
Does anyone have a sense of what this guy's jinx factor is? If it was Corso, I'd be nervous that he picked us, but since we're looking for any kind of positive spin related to our team given THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED, this is a good thing!
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I would buy one, even if he||
I would buy one, even if he is going to be gone soon, as it would serve as a reminder of the best punter I've ever seen in person. Plus when I draft him next year in my fantasy draft I'd pull out the shirt just for kicks.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||It was funny how Peterson||
It was funny how Peterson said something to the effect of, "We did absolutely the right thing in not suspeding (Hout)." My initial reaction was that he was trying to justify, not just to the media and general public, but also to himself that Hout deserved nothing more than a slap on the wrist (or whatever the whole "internal discipline" thing actually means).
I'm in no way defending the stupidity and recklessness of what Blount did as I was pleasantly surprised to see Kelly bring down the hammer, but I also think that Hout was a complete jerk and didn't feel particularly sorry for him when he got clocked.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I was at the game against||
I was at the game against Inkster a few weeks ago and wasn't all that impressed, but then I went back and thought about it and realized that he's only been in Pioneer's system for about a month now. So I bet he improves statistically (and in his second game apparently he did) as the season goes on.
Anyhow, screw the rankings, I trust RR's ability to bring in good players and evaluate talent a lot more than the media/recruiting sites. Would I prefer to have all 5 and 4 star players in a vacuum? Sure, but not having them isn't enough of a reason to get up in arms. We're going to be sweet soon enough, and it's just a matter of letting it happen.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I liked him originally when||
I liked him originally when it was him and Kenny Mayne who were doing the show. Maybe that was more a reflection of how sweet Mayne was (and still is) but Scott was more entertaining when he first came into the business
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I'm glad to hear that Craig||
I'm glad to hear that Craig James made the witch-hunt comment during the broadcast. I haven't seen a replay of the game and missed the live version since I have tickets, but I did hear him before the game refute the Gameday guys' assertions that there was division/dissension in the locker room.
Go Craig James!!!
|5 years 46 weeks ago||LOL that's hilarious! Zoltan||
LOL that's hilarious!
Zoltan is awesome. In one of my fantasy football leagues we pick punters and I can't wait to pick him next year!
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Nice link||
Howie Schwab is one of ESPN's longest standing (if not the first) researchers. He had his own show trivia show - hosted by the used-to-be-cool-now-totally-full-of-himself-Stuart-Scott - called Stump the Schwab on ESPN (you can still catch reruns on ESPN Classic and it still might be in new production, not sure) which is one of my favorite ESPN original shows.
I'm glad to see his take as I think he has a pretty good understanding of all things sports. It's nice to see what appears to be the rational part of the national media coming out!
|5 years 47 weeks ago||This is a great post. Thanks||
This is a great post. Thanks for the link.
Derek Bell was in my fraternity at Michigan. He's a solid guy and a hard-worker himself, so coming from him these comments mean a lot. It's refreshing to see something that isn't meant to tear down someone at all costs!
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I would love to see a remake||
I would love to see a remake of "celebrity" deathmatch wherein Forde was pitted against Rosenberg and the winner was the venue itself, which in venus flytrap form came to life and ate them both. Ahh, if wishing made it so...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Knowing Rosenberg only as the||
Knowing Rosenberg only as the self-promoting, chest bumping fool that he appears to be given the circumstances, he'd probably take the gun (or other dark object, whatever your imagination fancies) and shoot Snyder for doing a bad job from a grunt work perspective. The guy seems to be (and again I've never met him, so I only know based on what it appears he's tried to do) so wrapped up in himself and in such denial that he could very easily say that someone else is the problem and not himself.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Since I can't give Henne a||
Since I can't give Henne a +1, I gave it to you for posting that link. This makes me appreciate Chad Henne in a new way. I'm really, truly glad that someone completely outside of RR's coaching tenure has come out and said this. It makes the whole thing much better to deal with.
I don't even have anything else to say, other than to be happy that a guy who will be an NFL starter in the next few years called out the guys who are complaining about the system.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||“We know the practice and||
“We know the practice and off-season rules, and we stay within the guidelines,” Rodriguez said in a statement issued Friday to the Free Press. “We follow the rules and have always been completely committed to being compliant with all NCAA rules.”
I could be totally wrong here, but I'd trust what RR says at this point over what "unnamed" players say. This smells of frustrated players who aren't getting PT. Which, like, ok it's not ideal if you don't feel good enough to bring this up to at least your position coach, but give RR a friggin break. The man takes do much crap for what's amounted to nothing to date. (Just to be clear, if we did break the rules, we should be punished as that's fair, but I don't buy it.)
What's more, if USC can get by without a scratch with Reggie Bush's fiasco, this should dissipate. Agree totally that they couldn't have picked a worse time to publish this though. Rosenberg is a douche.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Big W, especially considering||
Big W, especially considering losing to the Orioles is a big no-no. I'm excited to see Washburn take the mound tomorrow - it will be nice to have a lefty who's (knock on wood) reliably solid!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Without a doubt it's got to||
Without a doubt it's got to be the 97 punt return. I was sitting with my dad then and he ran right by our side of the field (we were on the 10). That was a pretty surreal moment!