Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|5 years 31 weeks ago||I like it||
I typically am not a big fan of trading draft picks, but the Corey Williams trade I really like, and addressing another huge need for a corner who is proven seems smart.
There was talks earlier today about a CB from STL, I think Jonathan Wade visiting also.
Overall a 5th round pick for a potential starter is great value. I am not used to this thinking in Detroit.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||@ UM Indy||
Must have been nice to have the Michigan infield for the Reds:
1B Hal Morris
|5 years 33 weeks ago||While I don't understand the||
While I don't understand the Tig's offseason moves, bringing Damon in and playing him in LF would be a defensive upgrade over Guillen. I am not sold on giving him a 2 year deal, but whatever. While his power numbers will go down as a Tiger, he does hit really well there.
He would be the stop gap at lead off until Jackson can develop or we discover another option. FTR, I actually like Raburn leading off last year as opposed to Grandy.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||If I may make one suggestion,||
If I may make one suggestion, make sure the carpeting is blue. My basement is the Michigan man cave with 1800 sq. feet and we had a light brown when we moved in, then changed it to navy blue and it looks a lot better. We have a blue ping pong table, blue pool table, blue card table (flips over to be a regular dining table).
Overall, just take a day and go shopping in A2, find things that are custom/original and things that you like. You are the one spending the time and money in there, so find a theme and roll with it.
Some ideas are:
Have fun with it, it is a blast to add to it and enjoy it!
|5 years 34 weeks ago||While I agree with most of what you wrote||
The one part that is incorrect is the BCS money. They now can only accept what any other team can take. In the grand scheme they technically *could* make more since they would not split it within a conference, but on the other hand, the revenue sharing should be more, especially if two Big 10 teams go to a BCS bowl, which happens somewhat frequently.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah, I guess your right.||
Yeah, I guess your right. Boxing would be the biggest loser, but like aamichigan said at the bottom of this thread, this could be just hype for the fight (and I hope that is the case).
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Let me rephrase my response:||
Let me rephrase my response: Manny won't submit to "any test" within 30 days of the fight. I do understand that he would take one at the press conference, 30 days prior to, and immediately after the fight, with as many urinalysis as wanted.
No argument from me about Floyd Sr. and ignorance in the same sentence. My point being is that Floyd's camp has made a claim, and they want assurance, through olympic style testing, that Manny is 100% clean when they fight. Manny's camp is vehemently protesting the gold standard in testing because mainly it is random and he doesn't like needles/blood drawn (which how can he be superstitious when he is tatted up?).
So now the onus of proof is on Manny to prove Floyd Sr's allegations are bogus (and they very well may be). Perception is reality, especially on the stage these two perform on, and the perception that, at least for me, is radiating is that Manny will not agree to these tests and may be hiding something (Note: not accusing him of PED's, but the suspicion grows).
If you were fighting the biggest fight of your life, and you suspected your opponent of possibly using something illegal to give him an upper hand, would you want to use an independent firm to do testing where your opponent essentially dictates which dates he will be tested? Or, would you want to use the best of the best systems, where both you and your opponent could be tested randomly, and you had full confidence that your opponent could not cheat the system in any way shape or form? I'd take option B.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||In regards to the weight||
In regards to the weight class jump comment, both fighters started fighting in the mid 90's (Manny - 95, Floyd - 97), with PacMan starting at about 107 lbs and Floyd about 130 lbs. PacMan fought his last 3 fights at 145, 140 & 145, that is a lot more of a weight differential than what Floyd has done over his career.
One of the agreements in the articles mentioned that if Floyd weighs in 1 lb over the limit, it is a $10 million dollar fine, which is a heckuva concession to make for negotiating a contract, and very well was made in order to make their testing demand.
Both sides are playing hardball, but this fight will happen, too much money is at hand for promoters, fighters and their camps for this not to happen.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I read the article||
Personally I wouldn't want to give blood IF it was 24 hours before the fight, but the amount that is withdrawn is so minute and the body would replenish that amount very quickly, that it would have zero impact physically on Manny. Mentally, well maybe a different story, but I thoroughly doubt that something of this nature would derail him, and if it does, then I question his mental fortitude.
Manny, it sounds like, wants to be tested but underneath the guidelines his camp sets out, which voids out "random testing", and I have to question what there is to hide because this superstition BS is just that.
Obviously you are a PacMan fan, so I can understand where you are coming from on this, but the ball is in Manny's court and he has more to lose from not fighting than Floyd does.
Also, boxing needs this fight moreso than anything else because they have fallen a distant 2nd to MMA, and there is very little big name attractions for them to rely on like this fight has the chance to.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||That is the problem, Manny||
That is the problem, Manny won't submit to "any test" before the fight. How in the hell does Floyd look bad when he isn't the one refusing to be tested.
There is way too much push back out of PacMan's camp on this one. I'm not saying he is juicing, but the onus of proof is now on Manny to conform to these tests in order to clear his name. In the court of public opinion, you are guilty until proven innocent.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||I am not following your logic||
By setting up testing 30 days before the fight, in which both fighters would partake in, how is that Mayweather pulling a Spinks?
It screams to me that Manny is scared of getting caught with a banned substance in his system.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Comcast in the A2 area...||
had the Michigan game on the regular BTN, with the OSU-PU game on the overflow channel 692, just as announced on the BTN web page.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||He will have his full 5 years||
The clock doesn't start ticking until you essentially start your classes. Think of the mormon missions that are taken (our own Tyler Ecker did this) and when they come back to play they are seniors as 24 year olds... The QB at BC (Shinskie I think) played minor league baseball, got cut and now is something like 25.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||They are way too busy||
to get their hand dirty with SC. I mean they have to spend all this time interviewing Dez Bryant and suspend him for telling a lie. The NCAA has bigger fish to fry than USC!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I hate having all these New Year's Big 10 Bowls||
Playing on New Year's was something to be proud of showing you had a good season and made it to a worthy bowl. Now it is diluted, and heck Michigan State could play regularly on New Year's.
I do enjoy having multiple games, but I would like to see all Big 10 bowl games, and this makes that impossible.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||The part that intrigues me is the PT||
Like you said, they are stockpiling 5 star recruits, but only so many get to see the field. As a star, you don't get to shine unless you are making plays on the field. Either Carroll's selling strategy is convincing or...
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Yes he was||
Russell last year, TP the year before, and in 2007 you had Tyrod Taylor and Cameron Newton. 2006 was just Tebow.
Overall, they are very tough on placing dual threats as 5 stars.
If you look at the class of 2006, Rivals did a darn good job of nailing their 5 star players.
EDIT: I included the 06 Rivals ranking, but their link doesn't work, so I had to remove it.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||No Problem||
I thought about making a sarcastic remark about walk-ons, but I don't think the sarcasm technician has fixed all the detectors yet, so I'll refrain.
We could really use a Luc in our lineup.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Rivals claimed it was become of his productivity||
or lack of it I should say. From what they had to say, which wasn't a whole lot, they made him sound like a 3 star prospect with 5 star potential/ability, so they moved him to a 4 star.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||About the kick||
I initially didn't like the call, but agreed with it afterwards. If you kick off to Iowa, lets say they get the ball around the 20, run their 3 plays and advance it to the 28 and punt. Odds are we will get the ball back at around the 30 yard line (making it a 42 yard punt). As it turned out, when we got the ball back, we started at the 19 (I believe), so a difference of 11 yards. I'll take the chance on the onsides kick to get the ball back for Denard with more time.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I agree with that post||
I think most of us realized that Tate is not invincible, and that he MAY get dinged up/injured where we would need Denard to actually carry us at some point. Now our last 3 games have not been ideal to get DR some work, but the last throw I think he was determined to pass it because Rich Rod was emphasizing to hurry things up (I am not criticizing that action, we had to hurry up, but DR may have read that as throw the ball don't run). As a result, I wonder if it took DR out of "his game" and running it on 2nd a 2. Get to the sidelines, stop the clock and settle things down.
Realistically they only had to get to around the 30 yard line to give Olesnavage an opportunity to hit a 47 yard FG, which would be 29 total yards from the 2nd a 2 placement (UM 41 yard line).
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I remember when he had a few hundred points||
I think he is jealous of Section 1's neg-bang he received for the whole stand up/sit down topic, and is trying to rival it.
|6 years 2 days ago||Thanks for the link||
That answered my question(s). The only player he is recruiting that is not committed that looks like we are in real good shape with is Grimes.
Does anyone find it unusual that Hopson is our LB coach (I know he coaches the inside), while only serving as a secondary coach (for position) and a few years a D-Coordinator.
|6 years 2 days ago||Who would Luther Van Dam be??||
Who would Luther Van Dam be? Lou Holtz without a lisp/spit problem?
|6 years 2 days ago||Does anyone know who Hopson has snagged||
for this years recruits? Or who else besides Thornton we are in on due to his recruiting efforts?
|6 years 3 days ago||Nice work on the post||
While I see what you are saying, the need to make that tackle and force MSU to make the FG (on a wet surface mind you) should have been the play. Swenson is a real good kicker, and probably makes it, but we would have forced them to MAKE PLAYS.
|6 years 3 days ago||But at FS||
But at FS is size as important as SS? What is Woolfolk playing at?
|6 years 6 days ago||BUT||
Wayne Larimie is a former ESPN announcer who bounced over to the Big 10 (He used to call many Big 10 games).
The worst parts for me, some which were already mentioned, were that the HD signal would freeze up every 30 seconds (I missed the 1st INT and had to catch the replay to see what happened), and missing plays because they do not understand how to time their commercials to gameplay.
I missed an entire MSU possession when they had it in our red zone. Next thing I know they come back from a T.O. and MSU failed to convert 3rd down and sent out the FG unit.
I never want to see a Michigan game on that network again.
|6 years 1 week ago||I believe there is some dirt on Kelly||
I am unsure of the details, and maybe someone with some knowledge can enlighten us all, but there was a reason Kelly was never considered for the Michigan job, and it wasn't due to his ability to win.
Possibly that is what may scare (I hope) ND off as well. They ride their high horse better than any other school. Also, yes they deserve to have Weis and the remainder of his contract!
|6 years 1 week ago||Just a question||
Didn't Rich Rod lose Pat White during that Pitt game? I may be wrong, but I thought he incurred a hand/wrist injury.