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|1 week 3 days ago||We did two years ago. Wasn't||
We did two years ago. Wasn't able to work out a date last year or this one. They're a pretty busy club and get a lot of requests for games, but we've discussed making something work next season. Really nice group of guys though and they have a nice home field.
|1 week 3 days ago||Vintage base ball||
Play baseball according to the rules of the 1860's. Might have seen Chris Rock recently poke fun at it, but it is a fun way to play the game and crate a "Living History" show for spectators. Been playing for six years, entering the third season with a club I started in W. Michigan.
|1 week 5 days ago||Done this a bit.....started||
Done this a bit.....started as a teacher, spent a few years as a journalist and now work in finance. If I had to change, again, it'd probably try to do something as an astronomer. I always enjoyed studying space.
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|3 weeks 5 days ago||A few for me... Football||
A few for me...
Football (College and NFL) and hockey have always been sports I could watch regardless of teams. Over the last decade I've developed an increased interest in soccer and, since I didn't grow up watching a particular club, I enjoy watching almost any soccer from any league.
Baseball has always been my first love and I would gladly drop anything I am doing to play, but if it is not the Tigers (or maybe Cubs/Braves) I have trouble sitting through a game for more than an inning or two.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||If true I think the "floor"||
If true I think the "floor" is 8 wins. Given the overall talent on the team and the believed improvement courtesy of the coaching staff I would be disappointed with 8 but think itis possible (L's to Utah, MSU, Penn St. and OSU). Rudock's add, though, makes me feel better about the chances of hitting 10 wins.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Holyfield||
I'd love to have Holyfield join the class. He runs hard, has good moves and great speed. He's #1 on my RB wish list.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||RB and WR||
I want to see what Isaac can do at the RB spot as I see him as the starter for next season. I also want to see if Green can grow into the power back he looks like he could be - and will need to be to run in the offense Harbaugh has run in the past.
At WR, I want to see if Canteen/Harris/Ways can make a splash opposite Darboh, as I don't see Norfleet or Chesson being that #2 guy.
|20 weeks 5 hours ago||I had the same mindset. Sure||
I had the same mindset. Sure made for a difficult explanation to my son, though: "Dad, I thought we are NEVER supposed to root for Ohio State to win???"
|27 weeks 1 day ago||most of the magazines||
Had that ranking. Marquise Walker was the #2 WR I believe.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The 2008 offense had reason to be bad. Young,||
The 2008 offense had reason to be bad. Young, inexperienced team running an offense 180 degrees different than what they were recruited for. This team doesn't have those excuses on offense. It hurts watching an offensive drive as I rarely see anything that demonstrates growth or improvement, both from the players and coaches/play caller.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW||
Haven't been to many games recently, but the lack of rock music was noticeable to me.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I don't mind the occasional 3:30 start or night game, but I miss the noon starts for most Michigan games.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Disappointed||
As someone mentioned above, Michigan's tradition isn't some random collection of memories but the "whole package." The uniform, the helmet, The Victors...this is what makes Michigan, "Michigan". How the home uniform looks is not a marketing opportunity but an identification of the school and team. If every nationally televised game game is just another opportunity to show a new uniform and "market" the team to a new group of high school recruits, all they will know are these special uniforms. Maybe I'm old and cranky at 31, but just give me our traditional home blues and with the band playing "The Victors" in the background and I'm good.
|42 weeks 21 hours ago||1995 Virgina game||
I saw the beginning of this game and heard the end on the radio as Mercury Hayes caught a touchdown in the corner of the endzone for the win. I was in middle school and my friends and I played football all the time in our street. After that game we had a play called "Mercury Hayes" where we would run a post-corner and try to catch the ball just before falling over the curb and onto the grass. Exciting radio call, great play and great way to end the game. Plus, we relived that moment hundreds of times on the street so I'll never forget it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Vintage Base Ball||
We just got a club started last summer in Kalamazoo and finally have the funds to order our uniforms. The order should be placed by next week and we should have them by April. I'll be working on some more fundraising as well and getting our equipment ready for year #2.
Plus no football means more weekend time for grad school homework.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I mentioned this in Brian's column yesterday but I||
I mentioned this in Brian's column yesterday but I think next year's WR corp is the best group since 2007. I think we'll see more PT from the 2014 group largely bc of Canteen and Harris enrolling early. Canteen potentially splitting time with Jones at the slot and Harris should see more PT than York/Dukes bc of his superior athleticism.
I might actually be more excited about the group next year if York or Dukes plays over Harris as this should mean that one is more advanced than expected. Either way, I love the size of the whole WR group and think the increased size will pay dividends.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I can admit to maybe being||
I can admit to maybe being overly optimistic, but I think the potential is there. Next year's WR group is the most talented group since 2007 and while you can't be sure there is a Mario Manningham in the bunch, it's not unrealistic for there to be a Jason Avant (earlier time, I know) or Adrian Arrington. What I like is the fact that there should be greater competition next year for the receiver spots, especially with Harris and Canteen enrolling in the spring.
While we have to rely on hype and recruiting rankings for most of the WR's, it's not like we are replacing several hugely impactful players. Gallon will be tough to replace, but an improved Funchess, Chesson and the return of Darboh should help as passes are spread out more among the receivers. And I don't think it is crazy to think that Dukes/York/Jones/Harris/Canteen/Ways can provide at least two contributors equal to what Dileo and Jackson/Reynolds provided this past year (26 receptions 314 yds 2 tds).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I had something longer typed||
I had something longer typed out, but it got lost in the nether regions of the internet. Here is the abridged version:
I am quite optimistic about the offense next season, largely because of the WR depth. Michigan will have more talent at WR next year than they have had since 2007. I look for Funchess/Darboh/Chesson/Harris to be the top 4 WR's and to perform admirably, with a potential quality player coming from York/Dukes/Jones/Canteen/Ways.
Borges will be under heavy pressure to perform so he either A) can run the ball next season making the offense much more effective or B) knows he can't run early in the year and goes to a heavy passing attack to save his job. This has been successful when they have turned to it in the last 1 1/2 years and should be even more so with the WR corp Michigan will have next year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||how will coaches use him though?||
From the get go I assume he's in on nickel packages and probably returning punts. But the coaches showed no creativity this season to get the ball in the hands of Norfleet - a special player in space w/o a position. I truly wonder how they can/will gameplan him in on offense based on the Norfleet experience, especially considering that Pepper's - unlike Norfleet - will be learning the defense as well.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Bright side...||
Although the insertion of two brand new Olinemen in the middle of the year is not good, could this signal that Borges will abandon the power run scheme for more spread? Both Bryant and Kalis have not proven up to the task on the stretch plays run so far - and clearly not in the power run game either - so the insertion of lighter, more agile players would make sense if we see more spread looks and runs.
With that said, I reserve the right to change my mind if Borges runs MANBALL to start the game tomorrow.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Barring new testimony, you||
Barring new testimony, you have to feel bad for him. To proceed to trial you would imagine the prosecutor would have some evidence of a physical assault or direct life-threatening verbal threats from Furman towards the victim, but if what the witnesses testified is what actually happened you know all spring he had to be thinking "I'm missing spring ball for THIS?"
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I liked his acceleration, but||
I liked his acceleration, but what I liked most from the video is the fact that the 5'9'' kid ran hard, didn't always bounce outside and seemed to always want to move forward. On many of the inside runs he did a good job of staying behind his pads and getting everything he could out of the hole that was there. Very little start, stop, bounce and outrun everyone to the sidelines.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||In the same blog entry I was||
In the same blog entry I was a little surprised to see the mention that scouts considered Hardaway Jr. a "marginal pro prospect." Apparently through just a few games now that sentiment has grown to thought of him as a "potential late first-round pick."
Regardless of their current belief, I hope we don't have to worry about that for at least one more season.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Six times inside the MSU||
Six times inside the MSU forty-yard line, 7 points to show for it. There's the difference so far.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Looking at the set up there||
Looking at the set up there are certainly other blitz packages GM can throw off of this similar look. One that jumps right out is instead of sending Gordon off the corner and sprinting Herron out, drop Gordon at the snap and loop both Demens and Herron at the RG. Lots of possible options. Hopefully we see this same package and variations off of the WMU blitzes in this game.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||One of the things I'm most||
One of the things I'm most interested in seeing tomorrow is the play and positioning of the cornerbacks. Either because of poor talent or a bad system (likely both) CB's last year played so far off the line of scrimmage they were off the TV screen sometimes. I want to see if they are still 8-10 yards off the LOS. If so, I'll be concerned. If they play within 4-5 yards to the LOS I'll feel better knowing quick hit passes are not as likely and that Mattison obviously feels somewhat confident that our CB's can handle playing that close.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I'm not sure I'd put them up||
I'm not sure I'd put them up against ANY group, although off the top of my head I have problems naming any other WR in the B1G then McNutt with Iowa. On their own I 'like' the WR's we have, but the lack of size does concern me. I put my trust in Borges to roll Denard out of the pocket or have him throw from the shotgun, but dropping back from under center with shorter (other than Hemingway) WR's is concerning. Their lack of size also presents a problem from the LOS. Given room off of the line to get going I think our wide outs could be fine getting to their spots, but any physical contact could present a problem if they can't fight through the contact and keep their timing.
With that said, from what I've heard I trust that 6 foot Roundtree and Odams/Gallon won't have plays called as if they are 6 ft 2. We'll see Saturday how they've prepared around the collective height issue.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Guess I didn't go far enough||
Guess I didn't go far enough back.
Just a reminder then: start preparing the body for a rousing Jan 1 NFC West divisional showdown at 4 pm this season.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||.||
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Most of my experiences would||
Most of my experiences would be from attending Tigers games, as I've only been to a handful of Wings/Pistons/Wolverines/Lions games.
Just to give my number 1, it would easily be Verlander's no-hitter. It was the first Tigers game for my then 3-year old son, and we weren't even supposed to be at that game. I had bought tickets to attend the 2nd or 3rd home game of the year, but it was cancelled because of cold weather and wind. Needing 7 tickets for the parents/siblings/wife/son, I couldn't get the seats I wanted for any weekend games in June, so I chose the Tuesday Brewers game b/c we were flying out of town already Wednesday morning.
I still remember to this day how angry my wife was when she returned in the 7th inning from some time at the ferris wheel with our son and, not being a baseball fan herself, had no idea why people were standing and cheering so much. She kept asking "What's going on? Why won't you just tell me!" I was deathly afraid that her or my sister would figure out what was going on in the top of the 9th and say it out loud.
A great atmosphere, a great story to tell my son when he's a little older, and I still get a little chuckle thinking about how angry the wife was when the game was over and I could finally clue her in on the no-hitter.