a vitally important recap of all the dumb tweets sent during the Harbaugh coaching search
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|1 day 4 hours ago||And you don't have to be in the alumni association||
to attend some things, particularly a book event like this where the idea is to publicize (and sell) a book of interest. You might check with your local club, if there is one.
|1 day 5 hours ago||An article was posted on mgo.licio.us||
But that video couldn't have been part of it. Too funny to forget.
|1 day 18 hours ago||And for those in the NYC area||
John U. Bacon, Endzone Book Tour
Tuesday, November 3rd
Barleycorn, 23 Park Pl, Manhattan
We may have to wait a bit longer, but thanks, Bando, for the early report.
|1 day 19 hours ago||UFR: If this is the video of this play, it's been edited||
Per my comment below, the NFL.com play-by-play of the game shows Frank Clark was not credited with the sack, but that #77 was called for unnecessary roughness. [2nd Quarter SD drive starting at 14:15]
Having seen the play, that unnecessary roughness was SD #77 going against Frank Clark. From my memory of the play, the video seems to be edited between where #77 moves to #55 Clark, who's still on the ground, and where the ref points to SD #77 (indicating his penalty). It doesn't show #77 tossing Clark around. EDIT: UFR of the UFR: I see that Clark seems to be going back into the pile, and the video may not be cut but the camera closes in so you can't really see Dunlap doing more than trying to pull him back out. But Clark wasn't penalized. The San Diego tackle was.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Had the game on in the background last night||
And didn't look up until I heard Frank Clark's name, the first time it was called. It seemed like he'd sacked Rivers, and then somebody else attacked Clark pretty brutally, not letting him get up.
Now that I remember, I'm pretty sure there was a penalty called on the SD player (#77, not Rivers). Maybe they knew Frank's off-field reputation and were aiming for him? Since the sack I saw was the first time I heard Frank's name, maybe this other play was later and retaliation for his first sack? Would have to look at the play-by-play.
EDIT: Checked the play-by-play and what I saw must have been the video posted here, but he seemed to be the victim rather than the perpetrator. Clark was credited with 2 tackles and no sacks. The sack here was credited to Seattle #97, but SD #77 was listed as penalized for unecessary roughness. So that must have been the play where #77 took it out on Clark. Looks like Clark was holding on at the bottom of the pile, but the video doesn't show the extracurricular activity that resulted in #77's penalty.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Accidentally turned it on while setting my recorder||
for something else. Guess I timed it right.
So I signed on here, knowing someone may be paying attention and could tell me if it's the team with the Michigan coach. Guess it's not, since you didn't mention it. But they seem to be doing pretty well.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Even our fingers do autocorrect incorrectly||
Can't count the number of times I've seen real-word typos in an e-mail as it sails off into the ether, too late to fix, or don't notice the typo until I see it below a response. As in the recent one when I meant to say "past" and it came out "pass." Had to admit I had spent too* much time on a certain football site.
*And I didn't see I'd typed "to much" until this was posted! See, Freddie? You're not alone! Damn these instant forms of communication!
|3 days 12 hours ago||Sorry i wasn't home to tell you guys to look for Richard Ash||
Former Wolverine playing nose tackle for Jaguars. (Saw him last week at Giants game playing 4th quarter.)
|3 days 21 hours ago||Isn't the medical school in Chicago?||
And the football stuff on their main campus in Champaign-Urbana?
So don't worry. Won't reflect on you come match day.
|4 days 54 min ago||Rosters & Depth Chart per Wojo||
My favorite quote:
|4 days 3 hours ago||They asked him at the press conference||
But he said something about "fighting between the lines" and that "the creek done risen" on his eligibility.
Or maybe he was being coy and meant "reading" between the lines?
|4 days 15 hours ago||It seems like they test them with the guys speaking||
It seems like they test them with the guys speaking right into them, but some of the guys then sit up and their answers are too far from the mics.
Not enough practice time practicing interviews!
|4 days 17 hours ago||Makes sense||
If reports are true of Brandon's telling the coaches what to do, why would he allow anything that might give players a voice? Might tempt them to speak up.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Don't think he was ever officially moved||
Just one of those letting-him-try-a-bit-of-both-in-practice things. Developing versatility and understanding how those guys opposite them work.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Bars Family Genes & underrated (or under-coached?) linemen||
Report from viewer of Jags-Giants preseason game:
1) Genes: Blake's Penn State brother Brad got some play at D-line for the Giants. (Not OT because Genes!)
2) AND Richard Ash (!!!) on the Jaguars roster (UDFA out of WMU where he did his 5th year), got plenty of playing time at nose tackle (looking really good to my ignorant eyes), but he's since moved up the roster from "other" on the D-line to 3rd string. Listed at 6'3" and 314 lbs, and it looks like seriously good weight.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Can any of you techies fix my turntable?||
Ah, well. Vinyl is so decorative.
|1 week 1 day ago||Funchess didn't play last night.||
Tweaked a hamstring in practice Wednesday.
But, since this could be the preseason thread: Richard Ash sighting! Went to the Giants-Jags game to see Denard & Chad (first time in memory no Michigan Giants on the roster) and Richard Ash played nose tackle for the Jags for the full 4th quarter. Looked to be holding his own (not actually holding, or at least not called for it), and recorded a solo tackle. Took his 5th year at WMU and looked svelte and physical. UDFA. I think a couple of their D-line are injured, but he got plenty of time, and definitely looked a part of the D-line gang on the sidelines. Looks like someone they could put on their practice squad if they don't have room this season.
As for others who didn't stay, Ray Vinopal was put on the Cowboys' IR. Those of us who can't possibly root for the Cowboys (they never seem to take M men), but follow teams with any former Wolverines, are relieved.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't worry.||
They'll find you.
|1 week 1 day ago||Found some Costa Rican at my local NYC supermarket||
Have to confess I'm usually there for a local Staten Island roaster's pumpkin-flavored beans. (I knew they were independent & local, because the old label misspelled pumpkin.) Now they've fancied up their shiny vacuum-sealed bags, with classy artwork & graphics. So I'm not the only one who's discovered them. As for the pumpkin, even my die-hard dark-Starbucks addict sister who hates flavored coffee liked it. But she's sticking with the hard stuff for breakfast.
And though I'm told you're not supposed to freeze coffee beans, I've done it for years, grinding the beans right out of the freezer, and the flavor is terrific.
|1 week 2 days ago||Why we love the blog||
and its fine university. Using "ad hominems" and "frontal cortex" in one short paragraph without sounding pretentious.
|1 week 5 days ago||Former 16: Anyone want to see Denard (& Chad) play||
this Saturday at Giants stadium? Have extra cheapie ticket for front row mezzanine (endzone, but excellent view, plus parking pass).
EDIT: Offer rescinded. Found someone. (Penn State alum, but they'll have five guys on the field to our two.)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And, on the other side of the field, Josh Furman||
Who had two solo tackles and a sack.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||One of the better exits||
And one of the classiest. Being honest and realistic, doing what's best for him, but being completely supportive of his teammates and wishing them well in what he expects to be a wonderful year for them. Completely respectful of the program, both as it was for his two years and what it will be. Bravo, and best wishes to him.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
You saved me from searching for the proof. Thought I saw that on the stat sheet last night.
But what I did find: "NFL Front-Page Editor Gets Fired"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Devin Still Sorta With Steelers||
Reposting, because I've posted so late on a couple of other chains that they dropped off the fast-moving front page:
After clearing the waiver wire (where he was "waived-injured"), the Steelers took him back to go on their IR list. Speculation as to whether the drops were due to being already injured, perhaps in the first couple of passes to him that were heavily defended, but it seems they saw enough of him in practice to want to keep him available for the future.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lost in the Devin threads, Pittsburgh still sort of has him||
Once he'd cleared the waiver wire, Pittsburgh put Devin on their IR list (injury "undisclosed"). They gave him enough time in the game that they were clearly looking at him, and whether the drops were related to already being injured, or he injured himself or aggravated something in the earlier passes (which were strongly defended and/or not catchable), they must have seen enough in practice to hold on to him for the future.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Exeunt All of the Norfleets||
The plural form is acceptable as determined by the multiple posts of his singular exit.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe there's still hope||
That could mean they want to hold on to him for the future, perhaps to add him to the practice squad when he gets healthy. And if he really was injured, maybe that had something to do with his play. (Positive thinking.)
Additional tidbit: The kicker they added to take Devin's spot beat out Jay Feely in try-outs. (Of course Feely had 14 years in the NFL, so nice to know he's still out there kickin'.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That's what made me sigh with nostalgia.||
That and the result of the OSU game.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Was just posting above about him holding on in practice||
after a massive hit by Lawrence Timmons. Hope it was promising enough to give him another chance tonight.