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|6 hours 44 min ago||I totally missed it.||
I was so caught up in the poetry, the image of the despairing fan who lowers his head into his hands. But no, we true fans will continue to see the light, no matter how many heads are lowered in premature defeat.
So it was clever too. Gosh golly.
|14 hours 35 min ago||The Mothership||
as it's deemed on the link to MGoBlue.com in the "M on the Net" section to your left below, and always a good place to look for official M Athletic Dept things, considering it's the official website. The official statement:
|15 hours 51 min ago||The Young Man Respects Tradition||
Already proving himself to be a wise young man.
|15 hours 57 min ago||Trust in Sam Webb's Gut||
He's giving Mike Farrell abuse as we speak on WTKA. "Don't listen to Mike Farrell! Listen to me." "If I say this is a gut feeling, I have something tangible."
|18 hours 46 min ago||His press conference blandness is a cover||
Makes a nice contrast with over-the-top buddy-motivator reported above. He likes his guys, he likes coaching, he likes teaching. He's very coy with the media. You can see the twinkle in his eye when he's refusing to fall into their trap questions. Very talented guy to have both over-the-topness and sublety on tap, showing up when warranted.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Other NFL status updates: Cam Gordon put on Injured Reserve||
by the Pats. Neither he nor Gallon got much if any playing time due to "undisclosed injuries," but Gallon is now listed as active, so maybe he'll get some time in the last pre-season game. Cam did get practice time early, so maybe he showed enough for them to keep him on IR.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I think I misspelled my own nom de Blog||
I guess michigas would be spelled with an "a" though it's pronounced michigahs, which looks less like a digestive issue, but gosling is spelled with an "o"...
And I'm not a baby bootie.
I feel so much better now.
|3 days 15 hours ago||It's an NCAA violation||
for Angry Michigan ACL gods to get involved while he's still in high school.
|4 days 13 hours ago||A very good shot.||
As long as I'm checking depth charts: He's #2, backing up one Larry Foote. (Still a starter after all these years.)
|4 days 13 hours ago||Jibreel Black was injured||
One of those put on IR one day and cut the next. Reached an injury settlement. (Injury listed as "undisclosed.")
But better news out of Tampa Bay, Omameh is the starting left guard! They stole him off the 49'ers practice squad late last season.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Read he also showed up out of shape||
and didn't take part in "voluntary" off-season activities/conditioning. So yes, the DUI made their decision easy.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Gamebook showed he was a sub two weeks ago||
but I never saw his number on the field. Only a couple shots of him watching sadly from the sideline. This past week he was listed as "did not play." Hope he gets on the field this week if only to let other teams think about him. Or perhaps the Jets know he's not ready and are still hoping to keep him for the practice squad.
|4 days 18 hours ago||He must have been thinking in German||
I suspect publishers think we don't need editors anymore and that software will solve all their problems. Why I know Ph.D. editors who are out of work.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I'm probably thinking the same.||
Simply don't understand this insistence on believing one's own negativity despite evidence to the contrary.
I'll leave out my addendum about wanting to cast him as the star of a movie I'm not qualified to write. Besides his talents in football, he has the charisma (and looks) to be a star both on and off the field, and something more important for film: there's always something going on behind the eyes. Intelligence, humor, and holding back as much as he reveals. Of course it'll be easier for him to get that second career after his stardom as a QB. And I trust he will reach his own personal goals before I subject him to mine.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Thank you for noticing.||
And saying something about it. This wasn't even a quote or from a reliance on spell-check, this wasn't a post on a blog where people are in haste and/or texting, simply having a conversation. This is from a supposed journalist. But how are kids supposed to learn when they're raised reading as many errors as hearing them?
I despair. Yeah, I'm an old get-off-my-typewriter old fogey. [And yeah, I used "old" twice.] But maybe they'll listen to you.
|5 days 6 hours ago||They didn't wait that long||
He was cut today. (Sunday, that is.)
|1 week 20 hours ago||Brandon Graham report?||
Since the coaching change moved him to linebacker, I'd read that it's been an adjustment and even talk about him sticking with the team.
Those of us from afar can only check the postgame stats to see how he's doing: Not a starter, but he had a highlight sack last week, and this week another sack along with a forced fumble. Any local/inside news on one of our favorite players?
|1 week 2 days ago||And picked up a pizza||
instead of exploring Italy in between games.
|1 week 2 days ago||Visibly Stronger||
or at least visibly better, according to LSASuperstar's detailed analysis of the Michigan Drill practice video [EDIT: bumped to Diary from Board?]. Here's his desciption of one of Miller's reps:
|1 week 2 days ago||Miller||
So you're saying the coaches have some basis to their statements that Miller's showing improvement? Nice.
|1 week 2 days ago||Austin Hatch - the future is now (or a day or two ago)||
A preview moment that worked for me (twice): video of Austin checking into his first game with the team in Italy, and the description of the moment in team manager Devon Mulry's blog report:
Mulry was sitting next to Jim Hatch, Austin's grandfather, when a buzz started spreading in the crowd:
|1 week 3 days ago||Willie Henry article with comments by Frank||
Linked to the article above, one about Willie having had to make adjustments on the field and off as a freshman and Frank Clark mentoring him, having gone through similar things with similar backgrounds, helping him learn to trust that their coaches, like their high school coach Ted Ginn, have only their best interests at heart.
|1 week 3 days ago||I was thinking it doubles as a hockey rink||
and the glass was to protect the fans from flying pucks. So you're telling me it's the other way around?
|1 week 4 days ago||Mine too.||
Just got home, and there it was, curled up cozily in the mailbox.
|1 week 4 days ago||Also in NY, but not worried.||
Figure Brian might be bringing them to the Alumni thing tonight to hand deliver it. Too bad I forgot to tell him I can't be there this year.
I did receive the specimen kit for a medical research project I volunteered for. [Didn't fit in my mailbox, so I hope my neighbors didn't panic seeing "Human Specimen" written in such big letters on the box sitting casually in the lobby.]
|1 week 4 days ago||Not to the extent he was in jaxville||
He clearly couldn't hold on to the ball because his hand wasn't working.
And that first fumble on his first snap at Michigan was priceless. Turned into a TD if I recall correctly. So there's fumbles, and then there's fumbles.
|1 week 5 days ago||It took a long time for his nerve injury to heal||
which they now realize explained his ball-handling difficulties last season, so they'll trust him again and let him try more things. He's also spent time in the gym and looks much less delicate than before. But he can still flash that smile.
|1 week 5 days ago||The title of the other post doesn't say so||
but it also includes Hoke's post-scrimmage presser. A good listen, and recommended for the meltdown artists.
Also some tweets along the right margin with still shots and brief video clips.
|1 week 6 days ago||We all can't be in the stadium||
so we appreciate the sacrifice.
|1 week 6 days ago||When in Rome...||
Then bring it home: