...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|27 weeks 2 days ago||27-21||
Michigan wins 27-21.
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||The Ballpark Tour||
I actually finished my 30th park on opening day this year - lots of great memories not just of the games/stadiums, but of the cities you'll visit, as well. I did the East Coast driving tour with my father in 2006 and can share some insight, if you'd like. Definitely helps to have more than one driver, as the nights can get unexpectedly long on I-95 if there's traffic (and there always is).
|42 weeks 6 days ago||16-5 in Top of 8th||
Crazy stat they just announced on BTN - Michigan scored 14 runs without an extra base hit until a 2-run double in the top of 8. Barry Larkin will be proud.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Alumni Section||
Amex presale starts tomorrow at 10am, as well.
Anyone know whether the Alumni Association has a section? If so, please let the board know where it is. Really looking forward to this as last year was a blast.
|51 weeks 7 hours ago||Need to Hit Open 3s||
This is painfully obvious, but GRIII/Stauskas will likely have a LOT of open 3-point attempts if we break the press and get the resulting 2 offensive players with 1 defender who tries to keep from getting dunked on. If we can hit a few of these early, it might take them out of their gameplan.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||New York Teams||
I submit to you, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They don't even know where they're from!
But seriously, the New York Jets/Giants don't even play in the state of New York. It's probably about the same time in transit at "Detroit" but the different state is funny. The Tampa Bay Rays play in St. Petersburg (in a crap hole, I might add), but that's a bit closer to TB.
|1 year 2 days ago||Glad to be Gone||
I was born and raised in Worthington, Ohio (Columbus suburb) and went to Michigan. Growing up there was great - schools good enough to get into UM out of state, safe community, good youth sports scene, plenty of activity - but after Michigan became a huge part of my life, it felt less and less like home. My allegiance to Michigan is extremely important to me and I felt like it was difficult to "be myself" and feel comfortable when I was at home for breaks. Sure, good-natured ribbing from my family doctor (OSU M.D.) and certain neighbors (most of whom were graduates) was exactly that - good-natured. The people that went to OSU (and were over 35 or had families) seemed to be proud of their school, respect the rivalry and go on about their business.
The problem is that, as Bob Ufer so eloquently said, Columbus is filled with OSU fans who just care about the sports, or worse, just football (Ufer: "10,000 alumni and 72,000 truck drivers"). These people honestly made it tough to go "home" to visit family during breaks. Going for a run in Michigan shorts would be met with yells from passing cars (once, I was even passed, and then someone turned around to throw a BP cup of soda at me). Going to Kroger in a jersey on game day would be met with taunts ranging from a playful "Go Bucks" to "Go back to Michigan" to "You suck" to "Fuck Michigan" to "Fuck you." The gas station attendant story above doesn't surprise me.
Not everyone respects the rivalry, which makes it much more difficult for those of us (including the OSU fans who, I'm sure, hate to be lumped in with the "truck drivers") who DO respect the rivalry. As much as I enjoyed my hometown, I would never move back there and being a Michigan alum is the only reason why. I don't want to feel unwelcome in my own home city.
This is not to say that you shouldn't move to Columbus because many OSU fans are deplorable. Just making sure you have another perspective and know what you're getting yourself into. I turned out okay and love Michigan having gone through all of that, but I also wouldn't choose to do it again.
Best of luck and congrats on the opportunity.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||What about||
the "Friday Frame." It's usually a one-frame drawing but it's now a fully-baked version. Also announcing "Stay tuned for The Friday Frame" sounds pretty good...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||YES!!||
UPTON! MUPPETS! MUPTON!
Bring 'em on!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||They should get a brain.||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Fantastic Analysis||
This three-part series has been awesome to read. I understand that three consecutive plays in a game rarely have such an impact on the outcome, but if they do in the future, I'd love to see these "sequence" picture pages return.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Mattison on Denard||
Leading up to his final home game, I'm sure we'll see hundreds of words written about Denard, his impact on the Michigan program these past four years and the type of person we all perceive him to be. But Greg Mattison summed it up perfectly:
"You want everything possibly good that could ever happen for him to happen."
|1 year 22 weeks ago||55-17 Good guys||
Let's do this.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Video Edit||
I guess they edited this part out:
Doug: Jeremy, this is an interview, you don't have to pay me. This is $800.
Gallon: Soooo what, man? You earned that buck like a mothaf***er. Keep that s**t.
Gallon = Snoop Pearson still gets me every time I see Jeremy without a helmet.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||RUBAS||
I'm hoping hoping hoping that Johnny from RUBAS will write something "eulogizing" Denard's career. I'm sure Brian's tribute will be great, but Johnny's work during the 2005-07 seasons (specifically his handling of Mike Hart) was some of the best-written, most touching Michigan-related work I've ever read. If there is a bat signal for him, Brian, would you mind checking the light to make sure it works when we need him?
For the newbies, check him out here: http://umichedme.blogspot.com/
There's some Denard stuff on there now, but it's not enough - if there's one guy I want to capture and regurgitate Denard's career, it's Johnny.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I don't know you, but I'll||
I don't know you, but I'll probably see you on the plane for the same reason.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more.||
I picked up a slug of tickets this morning for Iowa just so I could be there with some friends for Denard's senior day. That will really not be one to miss. He's an incredible ambassador of the program. His senior year reminds me of Red's speech in Shawshank Redemption after (spoiler alert) Andy escapes. "Some birds aren't meant to be caged; their feathers are just too bright... but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone."
There will be others, but I don't think there will be another Denard.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It's Crazy Zewski.||
It's Crazy Zewski.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Excuse me, sir:||
I have Notre Dame fans on line two. They'd like a word...
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Senior Day||
The only problem about handing out legends patches against Ohio (or Iowa this year) is that, as the final home game of the season, it's Senior Day. It seems like Coach Hoke really makes Senior Day a big deal, so I don't know that he'd want to have another ceremony potentially upstage Senior Day. Mid-season ND or MSU seem like the right time to me, or potentially during the home game of the Pac-12 home-and-home series we are about to begin.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Sauer||
How fantastic must Sauer have felt after getting run over, looking back and seeing JMFJ beating the living shit out of that dude? Talk about having your goalie's back. I don't tire of watching that clip.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Laugh, but who else?||
Sure, Brady had an unreal NFL career, but he wasn't as great a Wolverine. Re-read Brian's "Lionized" article that he links in the post above.
Not only is Hart as the greatest all-around Wolverine since Chuck Heisman a serious argument, it's a winning one...
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Hart absolutely has to be in.||
Mike Hart was the only thing standing between the 2007 team and it becoming the 2008 team. When asked if he regretted coming back to M, he said, "No way. This is my team. When we're losing, it's my team, and when we start winning again, it will be my team."
No hyperbole, Hart is the greatest all-around Wolverine - talent, production, leadership, fantangables - since Charles Woodson. He's the all-time leading rusher and he doesn't make the top 3? No way. All others on this list are deserving, and will eventually make it in all likelihood, but Mike Hart earned inclusion in the inagural class.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Jake Long Fantangible||
When Ryan Mallett was a frosh subbing for an injured Henne in 2007 against Penn State, he went into celebration after a TD and Jake said, "Man, just hand the ball to the ref."
Mallett replied, "Sorry, Jake, don't hurt me."
That's all I need...
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Re: Scarbrough||
Ace, you'll be shocked, like, LEMON BET shocked?
I just miss recruiting prognostication without citrus-consuming consequences...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Venom.||
Nothing like some ice cold venom to get the week going. Can't say I disagree, though. It'll enhance the "brand" to be playing in such a marquee game, but the game would probably be just as notable on the national landscape if it was played in Tuscaloosa or Ann Arbor. It seems like the Jerryworld location and "Opening Day" nature of the game is the only "value add" that might be worth taking a haircut on. Difficult to quantify such value, but it does seem like we are getting screwed...
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Huge Props for Calvin & Hobbes||
+1 for the C&H post.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||No Official, Then?||
I know he and Mathis were planning on taking a joint official during the fall. I'm assuming this means that this is no longer happening. Any insiders know if he's giving Michigan another unofficial before 6/6?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Really appreciate the heads up on this. Very cool that our University is providing such a useful free service; selfishly I've been out of school a few years and miss the mental stimulation that comes with learning something new that isn't directly related to work. I will definitely be taking a course - thanks again!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Kickers||
I'm sure this section was tongue-in-cheek, but I think it will be interesting to see whether Will Hagerup is able to hold onto the punting job this spring/fall. In addition to his part-time residence in the Animal Sciences dormatories for last year, he was underwhelming (despite having a leg cannon and drawing comparisons to Zoltan) and was actually lifted for Wile. Just an addition to the "That is all." That is all.