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|19 hours 35 min ago||Ernie Harwell used to recite||
Ernie Harwell used to recite "Song of the Turtle" to inaugurate each Tigers season. Brian's "The Story 20XX" is our version. The season officially begins. Now.
/Inserts MMB CD and bathes in the beautiful noise
|1 day 11 hours ago||There's still a genuine core||
There's still a genuine core to this team, especially offensively. Big questions:
Is the Nick Castellanos of the past few weeks the real Nick Castellanos. If so, that's a huge burden lifted. He's been tearing the ball to all fields recently.
Is Gose the answer in CF? If he can hit .275, that's sufficient combined with his glove and speed. But I just haven't seen enough consistency to believe this is possible.
Do they have a realistic shot of resigning Cespedes? This is a longshot, I believe. But he was a pleasure to watch this year. I would love to see him in LF again.
Pitching is a complete crapshoot. JV, Sanchez, and Norris could be a decent top 3, but this is not like the golden days of 4 solid starters - 5 if Porcello was in a groove. Another proven arm would be a bonus off-season signing, but they're not cheap. It would be great if Norris and another young arm could step up.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Thursday debut this year,||
Thursday debut this year, though. Must see TV.
|3 days 19 hours ago||He didn't specify 1st team.||
He didn't specify 1st team. :)
|3 days 19 hours ago||Peaty Poo||
I'm going to name my first batch of homebrew "Peaty Poo". You'll get royalties for generating this idea. I promise, mate. G'day.
|3 days 20 hours ago||QB's?||
Mallett was 5* future NFL pick. Sure, he was a headcase. But he would've been a sure-fire 2-3 year starter if not for the Rich Rod transition. I'll take a QB string of Brady, Henson, (Gutierrez), Navarre, Henne, Mallett any day (not counting Dreisbach and Griese since Lloyd "inherited" them as HC).
|3 days 20 hours ago||2016 > 2015||
Once we work the kinks out of Marsupial Monday in 2015, this thing should really take off in 2016. Mates.
|6 days 2 hours ago||STandard fare. Tomatoes,||
STandard fare. Tomatoes, cukes, beans, greens, onions. Also weeds. I love digging in the dirt.
|6 days 12 hours ago||1. New Glarus Totally Naked||
1. New Glarus Totally Naked (my go-to summer Wisconsin brew)
2. Coax more vegetables out of the garden. Enjoy the late summer weather by watching the sun set every evening from the porch. Get pumped about my son's impending football opener that happens to share the same evening with Michigan-Utah.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Bad, bad memories of this||
Bad, bad memories of this sordid affair.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Done.||
|1 week 2 days ago||Engadine||
|1 week 2 days ago||Teske||
That dude's a human vaccum around the rim. He also seems to move real well. It will be exciting to see a true rim protector in the lineup.
|1 week 2 days ago||That one dude has "Siemens"||
That one dude has "Siemens" on his jersey.
Sorry, couldn't resist.
Also, these unis are a joke.
|1 week 2 days ago||It would be criminal to see||
It would be criminal to see any Original Six uni plastered with ads. Absolutely criminal. The thought of a garish orange "Hot and Ready" emblazoned on the Wings jersey makes me ill.
EDIT: I guess my intense, dripping sarcasm was not properly digested by all in my post above.
|1 week 3 days ago||Did a grad school stint at NC||
Did a grad school stint at NC St., too. I rarely attended athletic events, except for free hoops tickets to see NC St play UNC in Chapel Hill. My passions were not stirred enough to justify it. Televised Michigan games were always the priority, and were fun to watch with the local UM alum crowd! Raleigh and the RTP region were generally nice, especially the extended spring and fall seasons.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think some Little Caesars||
I think some Little Caesars orange would look great on the Wings home jerseys.
|1 week 4 days ago||ABC/ESPN/BTN absolutely needs||
ABC/ESPN/BTN absolutely needs to bring TV back player introductions circa 1974. Those were brilliant.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||John Kolesar||
John Kolesar wore #40. Not #41, but close.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bring back the||
Bring back the lumberjacks!
Best thing I've heard in a long time. I loved those lumberjacks.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Upvoted OP for divulging||
Upvoted OP for divulging pertinent football information.
Assuming Wheatley sticks at TE, it looks like our roster is now stacked deep with TE's. Poggi has TE roots, and if 'Bama recruited him as a TE, he must possess the requisite skills. Harbaugh roster juggling has commenced (and remember that all roster juggling is good).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I remember Omar Olivares as||
I remember Omar Olivares as our #1 starter.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Mauling||
This was an absolute mauling. Ole Miss didn't stand a chance.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Why not 66 teams?||
Play-in games are all the rage these days.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Great stuff||
I like this guy. I love the story about how all of the Jays prospects, after getting their signing bonus $$$$ deposited into their accounts, went on a shopping orgy. Norris bought a t-shirt...that's all. His signing bonus money is tucked away in an investment account. That's music to my ears. This guy's a tad eccentric, but he's got his priorities straight in so many ways.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I will be marginally happy if||
I will be marginally happy if some trades happen. I just don't see a major 10 game winning streak in this team over the next month. JV looked great today, but the previous 3 games were turds.
This has been a bad team since May. This could be an atrocious team during August and September. I'm supposed to see my first Tigers game at Comerica in late August. I might as well save some money and watch West Michigan play (definitely not the Mud Hens...they suck, too).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Well done! The food looked||
The food looked great, the house and famiily looked great, but your beard ruled that show. George Foreman never had a chance...you were the showstopper.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Son is playing||
I never played organized tackle football. I played almost every other sport beside football. I was a basketball junkie. I know basketball, but I love to watch football. Michigan football has always been my #1 spectator sport. One of the reasons why I love this site is that I learn so many nuances about football (also, lots of snark on this site).
I have encouraged my son to participate in every sport possible to see if he likes them. He's hated everything. I had him on skates by age 3. He was a great skater, but didn't like hockey. He hates baseball. Soccer, too. He despised basketball, which broke my heart. We allowed him to try football in 4th grade. HE LOVED IT. We're letting him play because, well, he loathes all other sporting options. It's the only form of exercise he gets without us forcing him to do it (and forcing him to do it equates into him hating it). We have decided the risks of him getting injured in football outweigh the risks of him sitting in front of a computer 24/7 during his younger years.
Good news...he tried lacrosse last spring and really liked it. So we have another sporting option for the future.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||But he's an alum. (Remember||
But he's an alum. (Remember that thread?!)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||How about a stadium halo ring||
How about a stadium halo ring of honor? I'm envisioning a nice maize halo ringing the top of the stadium, with huge retired numbers floating on the halo. I'm sure I could drum up some grass roots support for this idea.