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|16 hours 50 min ago||Requisite Baby Bootee Posting||
Congrats in duplicate.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I don't have anything to add either||
except that a while ago I turned off my e-mail connection telling people I had to go to bed, and leave me alone! And then I (accidentally, of course) saw a picture of Al Borges with Heiko's by-line. And now it's 1:29 a.m.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Given how long they've played baseball at Michigan||
Excellent point. Thanks.
|4 days 1 hour ago||19?||
Have they scored that many before? This season or ever? (Non-baseball historian here.)
|4 days 2 hours ago||I certainly can't bring myself to root for the Yankees||
even though a couple of my best friends are serious fans, but since I didn't pay attention to pro football until I followed Michigan players to their pro teams, I admit to having my Giants (and even Jets) moments. Helps that the #1 Yankee fan's brother had great season tix for the Giants and let me use them to watch Tom Brady in the big [almost]-perfect season game that led to the Gints turning around and winning the Super Bowl.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Was just teasing. Seriously.||
But didn't know if "/t" would mean anything.
I live in NYC, and except for the Tigers didn't pay attention to pro sports when I was a kid in Michigan. Just found myself reading both this thread and the hockey thread at the same time.
And had just read your post above when the boys had a big inning.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Apparently they listened to you||
Since they're playing, they don't know you also root for the Hawks. Or they know, and decided to listen to you anyway.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I am too||
But I'm supposedly working on something and didn't want to admit it. Assuming the regular posters were there in the stands. Great crowd. And it's a win.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Actually, he was picked up right after the draft||
It was posted here on 4/27, then officially reported a couple days later.
Note that some of the players reported on the list haven't shown up yet on rosters or officially announced by the teams, so they were most likely not UFAs but invited to camp for try-outs. Demens, Kovacs, Mealer, Omameh, Roh and Roundtree are on the official team rosters, which doesn't mean they are guaranteed anything longterm, but they are officially on the team for now and treated as such, unlike try-out players, who aren't even paid (I believe they get room and board for minicamp).
Occasionally they get signed, including one James Rogers (yes, our James Rogers), who was invited into Chiefs camp for a try-out and was signed yesterday. Obviously he showed something in camp. (Quick! Someone tell Brian!)
|1 week 2 days ago||Boy, that was fast.||
You just can't keep a record these days.
|1 week 3 days ago||More encouraging chatter||
Will gets a positive mention In a NY Daily News article that isn't even about him, but about the two O-linemen who were drafted ahead of him (guys who actually played the position in college and before), who coincidentally played side-by-side in the 2009 U-19 Championship.
Campbell is working on the opposite side of the line, so he's not competing against them but clearly in the mix for depth and the future.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ah, so.||
“It is the purpose that makes strong the vow" (Troilus and Cressida act 5, sc. 3)
|1 week 4 days ago||From first day of minicamp||
From NJ.com (a/k/a The Star Ledger):
Reading the maize-colored tea-leaves, giving Campbell Brandon Moore's #65 suggests they have hope for their new position convert. For perspective, Moore was an undrafted free agent out of Illinois who bounced from the practice squad to the Scottish Claymores, back to the Jets, and eventually to the Pro Bowl.
|1 week 4 days ago||For purely selfish reasons||
I'm glad he's switching to O-line. The Jets play the Jags in preseason, and wouldn't want him to make his mark at the expense of one of his former teammates. (And vice versa.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Interview with Aunt of Gina de Jesus||
The main gist of the interview being a request for the media to give the families time and distance. She does say that the three girls ("...women," she corrects herself) all have positive attitudes, and are stronger than she could ever be. She give a pretty good impression of strength and wisdom herself.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So after figuring out a way to distinguish Caleb from Kaleb||
in the same recruiting class, they're both gone.
Klang, Klang, Klang goes the Bell.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The latest outrage||
If you go to the MGoBlue.com highlight video of the Men's Gymnastics Team winning the NCAA championship-- this is MGoBlue.com fergodsakes-- they have to begin it with a voiceover saying they weren't allowed to use any footage of the actual championship. So as the announcer tells you of the magnificent successes of the team members, to illustrate it they have to show footage from previous meets or practice! Now could some lawyers explain, if student athletes are not professionals, who is it who is actually forbidding their own school, which pays for their education and training, from showing highlights of their students' competition free of charge on the Athletic Dept.'s website? And what is the legal defense for this prohibition? Doesn't the University at least own its own history?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If the colors are consistent with grad school||
Here's the Rackham Page. They describe the Business color as "drab." Gold is much more impressive (and, one would hope, appropriate). White listed for Literature, so I'd guess LS&A for undergrads. But where's Denard's tassel? [Someone else can make the joke about a tassel being too much like a shoelace.]
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Unfortunately there's no moderatory phrase for "celebratory"||
But congrats on coming out of the closet.
I'd also like to celebrate my discovery that the Jags are playing the Jets in preseason, so I'll be able get cheap seats on E-bay and show up in a Michigan hat. (Season ticket-holders resent paying full price for pre-season, but we rookie-watchers love cheering on the newbies trying to make an impression. Especially when they're Denard.)
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Don't worry||
On this board, 1% refers to Brock Mealer.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Arizona, according to CBSSports.com||
Listed as signing today. And the only other Wolverine name I see there so far is Elliott Mealer to the Saints, as posted above, in the Sunday signing list, with former Wolverine Sam McGuffie also on today's list signing with the Raiders.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Makes sense||
And there's a video interview on the Jags' site where he's smiling a lot more. As was the interviewer. (Is it Eisen? It's taken from somewhere else, perhaps the NFL.com coverage, but it's obviously somebody from Michigan.) When guy-who-may-be Eisen ends the interview with "Go Blue," Denard answers "Go Blue" and then quickly adds "Go Jags!" Guy-who-may-be-Eisen's off-screen sidekick says to his partner, "You Michigan guys are so quick!"
Feeling better about his happiness both from that and the GM's interview quoted above (he's obviously followed DR intently), and feeling better about my happiness because I see the Jags are coming to play the Jets in preseason and I now have a reason to scout E-bay for an affordable ticket.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Solace from the pundits (and from Ace Sanders)||
Of course one pundit's opinion is worth... Well, I don't know enough about any of them, but since the only two I read ranked Jacksonville's draft (with a new GM) among the top, here's one opinion (Will Brinson, CBSSports.com):
They add the full tweet from Ace Sanders:
We got weapons for days!! I gotta call my boy denard!!! That's like family! Im real excited
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I hope not||
They cut RVB before the season. Kept hoping someone else would pick him up. But best of luck to Roh.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Welcome, Young Man||
We too are blessed, in Moe Ways than we can count.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Sam scored a 16.10 in his high bar routine||
It was absolutely deserving of the incredibly high score. Left us breathless. Spectacularly high-flying and, as far as I could tell, perfectly executed. Syque Caesar came in second in parallel bars behind Mikulak and third in high bar, and he and Rohan Sebastian tied for fourth in floor. In parallel bars, Adrian de los Angeles added another All-American placement to his 2nd in yesterday's all-around (on a sprained ankle), and Dylan James got his first All-American placement, in pommel horse. As for history: here's the summary from MGoBlue.com:
Sam's a junior, but he'll definitely be back next year. Today I sat with the group of maize T-shirts, correctly guessing they were family and friends of the team. Turns out the lady I asked was Sam's mother, a former gymnast herself and a truly lovely lady, and the family invited us to sit with them. Nice to be able to celebrate his highest ever high-bar score with his Mom. You can't imagine how incredible it is to see this level of gymnastics live.
For those of you who haven't, next year the tourney is in Ann Arbor. Everybody should be back but Rohan Sebastian. It's more than worth the [very reasonable] price of the ticket.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||And I was there||
My first, and probably only, National Championship of any kind. Penn State was ranked #1 all year, and this was in their house (and my tickets were in the midst of their huge and enthusiastic crowd). And Oklahoma, ranked #2, was the only other team Michigan had lost to. But Michigan was finally (supposedly) healthy and at full strength just in time for the Big Tens, and it showed. As for being happy Mikulak was finally healthy, when he was presented the All-Around trophy and after the runners-up (including #2 Adrian de los Angeles) had been given theirs, the announcer again congratulated Sam for his victory, and I do believe he added "...who performed tonight with a sprained ankle!" And Sam smiled.
EDIT: Went to the event finals today and was talking to a woman who turned out to be Sam's mother if the announcer's statement about Sam having a sprained ankle was correct. No, it was Adrian de los Angeles. We'd noticed Adrian limping a bit after his vault but forgot about it, and he still managed to come in second in the all-around.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||And to bring this thread even less OT,||
Lawrence Kasdan wrote, directed and produced "The Big Chill" - about a reunion of college friends who in one memorable scene are watching a Michigan football game on TV.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'd like to think this wasn't a coincidence||
Being the wise young man that he is, Drake suspected we could use some good news to assuage the expected pain.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||They mentioned Kaleb Ringer||
on the audio. I thought he was still injured. Was he really out there?