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|8 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe a bit of a downer here,||
Maybe a bit of a downer here, but here goes.
My dad is in the U of M cardio center again, being admitted yesterday with an elevated heart rate. He has had 2 heart surgeries since July and spent Thanksgiving in the hospital recovering from the second. Thankfully his heart rate went back to normal early this morning and all other vitals appear normal.
I know spending Christmas at home was something he was looking forward to and unfortunately that won't happen. So tonight I want Santa to bring my dad good health and good spirits. The family will be driving to AA tomorrow to celebrate with him, and a good day with him would be great.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like a good athlete for||
Looks like a good athlete for his size.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Love McDoom's film. He's got||
Love McDoom's film. He's got speed we lack on offense currently (excluding Chesson) and among our recruits, especially if Enis leaves. Wouldn't mind seeing Stewart join the fold offensively as well.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||They update them pretty||
They update them pretty regularly. Just go check out the ncaa 15-16 roster string and there will be a last updated date on there. I downloaded one just before the MSU game and it was pretty accurate other than Bolden being the highest rated guy on the team!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||With projected points it||
With projected points it seems like a non-ppr league, so I'd roll with Coleman and D.Williams. Don't trust Gordon or Cooper to get a TD today.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||1. Michigan football2.||
1. Michigan football
|1 year 31 weeks ago||So many...as a kid I would||
So many...as a kid I would try to finish up my bowling league quickly Saturday mornings so I could be home to watch the newest X-men episode. Watched a lot of TGIF with my parents and enjoyed Family Matters, Step by Step, etc. Are You Afraid of the Dark was a must see. Batman/Superman cartoons, Animaniacs, Wishbone, GUTS, Scooby Doo, Salute your Shorts, Pinky and the Brain...
|1 year 31 weeks ago||My wife laughs at me for||
My wife laughs at me for this, but my sister and I loved Wishbone. Actually just started finding episodes online and am watching those with my 3-year old daughter to break the never-ending string of Daniel Tigers Neighborhood she likes to watch.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Fox afternoons were fantastic||
Fox afternoons were fantastic in the early 2000's. I was in college at the time and the 4pm-6pm slot in w.michigan was something like family guy/Simpsons/That 70's show/Family Guy. Unlike the rest of the day when people were spread out, everyone was packed near the TV's in the cafeteria from 4-6.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Like most I'm excited for||
Like most I'm excited for Vic...but McKeon is a close second and, if this was a "Who out of this group will be a star?" I'd probably go with McKeon full out. He's already 6'5'' 230 and displays really good speed and great balance for a TE. Playing in Massachusettes I think keeps him under-rated, but I anticipate him getting to campus at around 245lbs and potentially seeing quality time as a true freshman if Butt leaves or redshirting and vying with Bunting in 2017.
|1 year 41 weeks 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 year 41 weeks 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 year 41 weeks 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.
|1 year 43 weeks 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.
|1 year 46 weeks 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.
|1 year 49 weeks 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.
|2 years 5 weeks 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.
|2 years 7 weeks 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???"
|2 years 14 weeks ago||most of the magazines||
Had that ranking. Marquise Walker was the #2 WR I believe.
|2 years 15 weeks 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.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||FWIW||
Haven't been to many games recently, but the lack of rock music was noticeable to me.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Agreed||
I don't mind the occasional 3:30 start or night game, but I miss the noon starts for most Michigan games.
|2 years 28 weeks 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.
|2 years 29 weeks 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.
|3 years 6 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 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).
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 9 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.
|3 years 18 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.