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|6 days 19 hours ago||I saw OT in the title and assumed Michigan wasn't his top pick||
Too many acronyms, too little space in the brain.
|1 week 18 hours ago||The men are right now tuning up for the B1G tourney||
in an event against Illinois-Chicago in Keene. The team is currently back to #3 nationally, the highest in the Big Ten, with the B1G tourney next weekend at Penn State.
The live results page lists Stacey Ervin in the all-around, which would make this his first attempt this season, after tearing his biceps last year. I actually don't think he's ever done the all-around, but with Sam Mikulak gone and former all-around runner-up to Sam (both in Big Tens and NCAA) Adrian de los Angeles still coming back from injuries, I guess they figured they should try to have someone compete in the AA and assume Stacey's biceps is strong enough to try rings.
Great start so far for Stacey in his feature event, floor: 15.850.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks. CBS Gametracker still said top of the 1st 0-0||
Was watching the video stream on and off before the hockey game, but the Gametracker kept saying it was top of the 1st, and I couldn't figure out why all those 1st inning runs I saw didn't count.
|1 week 2 days ago||Best of luck to all of you waiting to hear||
Have gone through this day with family members. Nerve-wracking, but all turned out well. Can this be an open thread to let us know where you all are heading?
|1 week 3 days ago||PIpkins is not practicing||
Has been Injured. Thinks the coaches won't take any chances with him and not put him on the field this spring.
|1 week 3 days ago||Then how did all those guys get so many words in||
their transcripts of his segments? And different words, too. I felt compelled to listen to each of the segments, because Marcus was saying so much of what we've been wanting to hear, and so detailed in his analysis.
So what are you waiting for, BTN? Give this guy the go-ahead!
PS: He also said that Pipkins has been out injured, and he doesn't think they're going to take any chances playing him this spring.
PPS: When he mentioned a bubble screen, he actually defined it (in very few words).
|1 week 6 days ago||Heck, he is just now building relationships||
with the kids on his own team! Fortunately, that seems to be going quite well.
|1 week 6 days ago||What was interesting about this meet||
was how many seniors there were competing today. Guys that have been on the team but rarely competing because they were behind now-graduated Sam Mikulak and Syque Caesar, and current senior stars Adrian de los Angeles and Stacey Ervin who have been out or battling injuries since last year; now have had a chance to step up, gain experience and confidence, and they're doing very nicely. Sophomore Tristian Perez-Rivera also didn't compete today, apparently an injury in training, but is thought to be returning for the Big Tens.
One of the two former National Jr. champ freshmen (Marty Strech) hasn't competed in a couple weeks (with actual commentators today, they said he'd been "out", but no word whether he's out for the season), and the other, Dmitri Belanovski, had been the only member of the team doing the all-around this season. Now Dmitri's only competing in a couple events, so it's possible that he was training as an all-arounder because he can, but his difficulty levels aren't yet high enough to pay off in the 5-up-5-down scoring the men use at the end of the season. So now some of the senior "specialists" who are capable of scoring higher on their individual events are taking those spots.
Unrelated to the age of our team, Illinois was definitely off its game today. Their senior star, CJ Maestas, was competing with recent injuries, and several of their top guys (including him) had major glitches and falls. So I doubt the the big difference in total score tonight is predictive of tourney results. But Michigan's "understudies" are getting better, and some of the injured guys getting stronger, so that's a good sign for the future.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Also set a record for largest crowd in NCAA history||
for a regular season gymnastics meet. Saw the broadcast. The place was packed. Utah is very big on gymnastics, their team was favored and they were very, very good. But Michigan showed that they belong in that company.
Hmm. Just went to their website to check the facts about the attendance record (whether or not it was for regular season or including tourneys). Discovered that the Utes lost to Georgia today, a ranked team Michigan beat earlier in the season. Interesting.
Maybe we can set a record for attendance for the B1G tourney in Crisler next weekend.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||The video's been privatized||
They used to post the videos of the press conferences on MGoBlue.com. Guess they don't want them seen anymore. Maybe afraid of that Harbaugh stare. (Happens with the linked one below as well.)
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||The embed also now says "This is private."||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Still very much involved: New Duties as of last May||
More info in 2014 press release. Plus he still has other regular gigs, mostly radio I believe. (Wikipedia says he "was said to be" one of the finalists for the play-by-play spot that went to Dierdorff. But who knows who said it.)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Given the bad cards he was dealt...||
And kept working and smiling. C'Mon, Magnus! Where are you? Prove our point with your avatar!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||For a brief moment they seemed to have won an extra 3||
The headline on MGoBlue.com tonight said that Men's Lacrosse had beaten Penn State, Temple and the Puerto Rican National Team. It was actually Men's Gymnastics that won the Puerto Rican invitational tourney. Fortunately softball's victory moved that story out of the top spot so that somebody noticed and corrected it.
Highlights of the actual gymnastics competition included Michigan beating #2 Penn State, which had beaten Michigan in an earlier meet, and Michigan's own Puerto Rican gymnast, Tristian Perez-Rivera, competing in his first all-around in front of his home crowd, and impressing the coach of their national team to solidify his chance to compete for his country.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Harris was the solid under-the-radar guy||
here in NY. Terrific player, always showed up but never sought the limelight or drew attention to himself. Sometimes wondered if the non-Michigan fans even noticed. Nice to know that those in charge are still noticing.
On another front, since you mention Foote, he was cut by the Cardinals a week or so ago. Maybe he did such a good job of mentoring Kenny Demens in the same position that they figured they could stick with the youngster. (Also the Raiders cut LaMarr Woodley.)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Shear Terror||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||One dose of Amoxi was more than enough for me.||
Went to bed after that first (and only) dose, knew I was in trouble when I starting feeling warm. Ended up looking like I'd fallen asleep in a tanning machine. A beautiful even pink color over my entire body, but add the swollen legs and the feeling that I was on fire... Needed a course of corticosteroids to get rid of it. (The dermatologist said Amoxicillin is "famous" for its rashes.)
But, hey, I'm not allergic to peanuts. So there's that...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The T-shirt with this on it||
Suitable for wearing around friends who can't believe I like football. I explain that Woodson was recruited by the City Ballet, but he opted for an education and went with Michigan.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||and his brother Honus||
[Made more sense when I thought you were talking about that other BBall.]
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||No.||
The new coaching regime has opted for something called physicality. Different strokes for different folks.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Yeah, that's the problem with attracting the best in the world||
Five of M's six individual championships are courtesy of Dylan Bosch, who swims for South Africa, and Bruno Ortiz, who swims for Japan. But the sixth, Paul Powers, is from Georgia and has already competed for the U.S. in junior international competition. And he's only a freshman.
It's fun to root for them all internationally, even if we're the only ones who know they're sort of Americans.
PS: We should still have former M swimmers on the next Olympic team, some of whom have already won medals.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||This was originally posted by the father of a recruit||
which is why there was the controversy above. Besides the basic question of privacy and offending coaches of other schools, it makes sense that having his name (and his son's) in this public forum might have resulted in coaches being less willing to allow him into practice in the future.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Interview with Bolden on MGoBlue.com||
should answer your question. LINK
Also posted here earlier: See "Bolden speaks of Harbaughing..." Says he loves Hoke, so trying not to make value judgments, talking specifically (and enthusiastically) about the differences in practice.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||And the Durkining and the Peppering...||
Great fun. [The authorized version from the Mothership!]
|4 weeks 1 day ago||And much prettier than your avatar||
And much prettier than your avatar
|4 weeks 1 day ago||His life was as a blessing||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats.||
As I read this, you have amassed 126 points. You now have your upvoting license.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Never heard of Randy Moss until he played for the NFL||
Tyrone Wheatley, on the other hand... Yes, it was with TJ Jr. that I felt I'd crossed the border.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think his point was that he DOES know the difference.||
and was listing how different days can have the feeling of "a new year" and thus "a new beginning," New Year's Day being the obvious, and that to many (and he was very careful with his wording here to avoid the no religion/no politics issue), Xmas is that new year/new beginning, and that to us here, the first day of practice is that new year/new beginning. (Which in football, he says, you get to have twice a year, so that's a bonus doubling the chances of starting out fresh.)
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The team, the team, the team!||
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