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|18 weeks 2 days ago||Great to see the defense improve||
Great to see the defense improve. That was my biggest concern after watching the U of D game.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||Too many good looks for UD||
Even when UM was up 4 in the beginning and looking like they might blow it open considering they were winning all of the face offs and were controlling TOP, it was a very uneasy feeling that everytime UofD got the ball they seem to get a real good opportunity if not score. That really concerns me against teams with better FO guys. But you have to give them credit for finishing off the game since last year they got out to some good leads, but weren't able to hold them
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone fill me in on how the OT went?||
Anyone fill me in on how the OT went? (I know they won, but not much else)
Was at the game with my 2yo and 3.5yo sons, and left with 1:30 left on the clock with Michigan holding the ball. I hate leaving games early but I figured it being past their bedtimes was a good reason. Bad decision.
Michigan was pretty much dominating the faceoffs, but after the first 8 UM goals, UD's defense really tightened up and kept Michigan from getting many good looks until later in the 4th Q.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Going to the game||
It is at Ultimate Sports in Pontiac and tickets are $10. They look to be still on sale at UofD's ticket website for home printing. If there are any left they will sell them at the door, but the sold out by game time 2 years ago.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Reminds me I need to purchase my season tickets.||
And for anyone interested, you do get a priority point for your $35 season ticket.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I would love to posbang you all||
I would love to posbang you all, but my lowly self does not have enough points.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||And we all thank you Mr. Butterfield...||
And of course how can we forget the grattitude we must offer to Mr. Butterfield for his well timed, intentionally dropped pass that made the victory possible.
|1 year 4 days ago||Oh no,||
Oh no, the norovirus is spreading!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Guy in an OSU hat||
I ran the half marathon today. A guy was running in an OSU hat. There was a point where you had to do a 180 degree turn with a volunteer pointing where to go. The person there to direct you was just heckling the OSU guy, and never said anything to him about where to turn. The OSU guy just kept going and never did the 180. I heard him talking after the race and he said he went another half mile down the road before he realized he screwed up, adding an extra mile to his race. I thought it was hilarious.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Another associate member in lacrosse?||
New associate member in lacrosse? It would surprise me if that happened. Actually, I wonder what Hopkins would do if more Big Ten lacrosse teams were added? I know it isn't likely that any of the current Big Ten schools sponsor lacrosse in the near future, but who knows what happens with expansion. Wasn't one of the reasons that the Big Ten made a great fit for Hopkins was because, with only 6 teams, that allowed an auto-bid and the ability to schedule its existing rivals with the non-conference schedule. Maybe one team wouldn't be that big of an issue, but more than that could be if they aren't teams that Hopkins would already be scheduling.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It says they talked about Big Ten Lacrosse also...||
Would be really interested to hear the conversation around Big Ten Lacrosse. The article says, "Loh and Anderson needed to hear about plans for lacrosse in the Big Ten, where the sport isn’t a mainstay as it is in College Park."
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Caught Chad Smith's drumstick||
I caught Chad Smith's drumstick at the Detroit show a couple weeks ago. I didn't realize that I should display it with my Michigan memorabilia. I wonder if there is a good pic out there that I could find of Chad Smith in Michigan gear from the Columbus show to go with the drum stick.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||In general I am against it||
My gut reaction is that a shot clock would be a terrible idea. I really enjoy watching an offense moving the ball with good passes, even if they have difficulty finding an opening with for a good shot. It seems like a shot clock could almost kill the good patient offense that is still fun to watch.
on the other hand, a team sitting behing the cage playing keep away in the second quarter is grueling to watch. I find myself thining that maybe a shot clock wouldn't be such a bad idea in those cases.
Like others have said, if there was some way to adjust the stall rules to invoke a shot clock after the ref calls to keep it in, or something like that, I think it would be better.
How would the rule be written to not allow the shooting team to get the ball back after a shot if a shot clock was implemented? If it was a 40 second shot clock, if you shoot in the last 5 seconds then it has to be on goal? In that case I tell my guys to shoot over the net with 6 seconds to go if they don't have anything.
It just seems that a shot clock would be difficult to implement in a way that would not hurt the game.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Just got back from AA and the game today...||
It was a frustrating game today. As you alluded to, faceoffs are a pretty big part of the game, as possessions are a big part of lacrosse. Of course you can still win a game without winning the majority of your faceoffs, but if you have troule clearing and don't have the best performance on D, ot will be a long day if you are losing your faceoffs too. (UM was 7 of 23 today, although I musty say that I coached the Mount St. Mary's faceoff guy his first year in 8th grade. He was a faceoff machine then too as he was quick and never gave up.)
Next year hopefully that will change some, as Michigan has the #1 2012 Faceoff recruit committed according to ESPN Rise (typically a team will recruit guys to only take faceoffs, called FOGOs, or "Face Off Get Off" players). Of course, unless the faceoff guy is good enough to always win it by himself, the team still needs good wing play to help pick up the ground balls after the faceoff guy wins the draw and directs the ball to the location that he wants it to go.
The clears today were another dissapointment. The team was 7 of 13, and the worst part was that 2 or 3 of the turnovers on the clear were due to Failure To Advance (taking too long to get the ball into the offensive box), not because of the great ride of Mt St Mary's, but because of the lack of urgency of the Michigan clear. It seemed like they were taking their time, when a little extra hustle would have gotten the ball into the box in time.
Still have to be proud of Team 1, but was hoping for a little better showing to impress the visitors in the Big House.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I took my son at 5 months old||
I took my son to his first game against UConn at 5 months old. We had an extra ticket (which they require for even babies, supposedly a Big Ten rule), and he was in a Baby Bjorn happily sleeping for most of it.
Of course he won't remember, but I have the ticket and a picture of him in The Big House framed. It was pretty easy - but I did have mom there to feed him at half time.
I took him last season to the Minnesota game, at a year and a half - definitely different than the easy Baby Bjorn experience the year before. Since he wanted to walk around a lot, we didn't stay in our seats for very long. But again, I had an extra ticket and assumed it would be a blowout so he really enjoyed watching all of the people - even if much of that time was walking around the concourse instead of sitting in our seats.
I have a 2 month old now, and plan to take both of the boys to at least one expected blowout game a year.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Exactly, I think we should be in Banner Collection Mode||
Exactly, I think we should be in Banner Collection Mode.
It makes me sad looking at the rafters in Crisler and seeing it look so empty, especially knowing that there used to be more (I miss the NIT one too). Replacing the 1998 Big Ten Tournament banner would mean a lot to me.
Although, we still need to replace a couple Final Four banners, so if the tradeoff was BTT Champion and Elite 8, or lose the BTT and make the Final Four, I would take the latter.
But why not go for them all?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Exactly what I just said||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Going to Sudden Victory Overtime!||
Going to Sudden Victory Overtime!
|2 years 20 weeks ago||GOOAAAAALLLL!!!!||
M ties the game!!
|2 years 20 weeks ago||1:30, need a goal||
1:30, need a goal
|2 years 20 weeks ago||3:23 left, still 8-7||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Still 7-7, 8:54 left in the 4th quarter||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||7-7||
Yealy with a goalthat I missed due to the choppy feed
|2 years 20 weeks ago||After a reboot and about 50 retries||
After a reboot and about 50 retries the website finally loaded. If anyone else is having the same problem just keep trying.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Is the stream working for you?||
The mail Laxx.TV page seems to be working (but loaded slow for me), but clicking on the link to the Michigan game is not loading. Did it work for you?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||UDL? Under 'Da' Lights?||
Is UDL Under 'Da' Lights? (as my Yooper relatives would say)
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Great News||
That is great news to hear, thanks for posting that.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Michigan Lacrosse Twitter...||
The game is almost over, but since the Gametracker isn't working you can see periodic updates at
Latest tweet is:
4:38 to play in the game. Meter scores on no-look shot facing away from goal. 16-8 PSU.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Thanks for the lacrosse content||
I want to thank you and others posting lacrosse content. It is exciting to see others interested in the sport also, enough even that a recap of the game gets bumped to the front page.
I am envisioning myself oneday sitting in a sold out M&T Bank stadium watching Michigan in a Lacrosse Final Four with thousands of other people in maize shirts.
(For some reason this same post was triggering the spam filter earlier)
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Testing||
For some reason have not been able to post after yesterday.