i find this extremely interesting
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- 4 years 49 weeks
- Current value
|7 weeks 5 days ago||D should go to Dufek||
Brothers Billy and Don who was/is arguably the single best hitter from the safety position during my lifetime.
Not to mention just lights out awsome on the kick team.
No rhyme, I know.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Indians||
Several lives ago, I used to do a lot of drinking on Lake St. Clair, especially at a couple of the bars on Harsen's Island where occasionally one would run into a table full of Indians either from or somehow related to the Indians that live over on the Canadian side on Walpoole Island. One sunny summer morning I blew off work, jumped in the boat and headed out to the bar with some buddys and girls where we ran into a table full of Walpoole Indians and proceeded to get blind stupid together.
Long story short, one of the Indians is wearing a Cleveland Indians hat with Chief Wahoo on the front.
Flash forward 12/15 years and I walk into a restaurant on the American side not far from there and the same guy is sitting there wearing the same now beat to shit hat or at least one just like it.
After reminiscing some about how jacked up we got ... it was a clearer memory for me than it was for him as despite my thinking I was doing this a lot, he was doing it a lot more ... I ask him about the hat. He loves the hat, loves the chief, loves the Indians and wishes a few asshats with big mouths would just STFU.
So, offensive? This guy was offended at the idea of the Chief going away. Who the hell knows.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||We have another new verb||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||We need a t shirt||
It'll be crazy
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Spike (Magic Johnson) Albrecht||
Nah, more like Spike (Ernie Digregorio) Albrecht
|19 weeks 18 hours ago||Chris Webber||
While I understand Jalen wanting Webber back in order that he (Jalen) can more fully bask in the good feelings he is entitled to concerning his stellar career here, Chris Webber embarrassed everyone associated with the University.
I'm disinterested in an apology and would simply prefer that he just stay away.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Dickie Vitale||
I like Dickie V. Ok, but will concede positive prejudices going back to his U of D days having gone down to Callahan Hall to see Dickie coach his Terry Tyler, John Long and Terry Duerod teams many, many, many times.
So senility is a possibility.
On the negative side, Dick took Greg Kelser #1 during his short lived stint with the almost unimaginably inept Pistons and then engineered the second worst trade in Piston history. In which trade, having already lost M.L. Carr to Boston in a signing and entitled to compensation, Dickie sent two #1 picks to Boston in addition to Carr in exchange for the injured and aging pariah, Bob Mcadoo. Boston turned those two picks into Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. So one does have to wonder just a little bit how much Dickie V. really even knows about Basketball.
As an aside, the worst trade in Piston history was Ray Scott for nobody. It was supposed to be Rudy LaRusso who, rather than play for the Pistons, retired on the spot. They finally ended up selling his contract for a #1 pick that became Otto Moore.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||All the proof you need that your University just doesn't care||
As previously discussed, given the choice, I'm going to Pizza Bob's for a Favorite, a Chocolate Rasberry Shake and the ambiance. However, I am always delighted to be seated in front of a Blimpy Burger.
This is terrible news and further proof that your University doesn't care in the least about you. Hopefully, this heartbreaking loss will be mitigated and quickly via a new location.
As an aside, whoever it is above that takes his on an Onion Roll with a fried egg and bacon has it exactly correct, although 5 patties is a bit much for me.
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm just dying to hear that argument uncle Fred||
I might buy Anthony Carter from Johnny Wangler maybe changed Bo's view of offensive football since if you notice the famed "Just Get Me The Ball Wangs" touchdown against Indiana was off play action because Bo didn't even have a straight dropback pass, or more likely John Kolesar from Jim (You'll never play a down at Michigan) Harbaugh who might maybe have given Bo pause.
But most likely it was Mo, who probably damn near killed an already ailing Bo Schembechler at home or hospitalized for the 88 (I think) Outback Bowl by throwing at the endzone from somewhere beyond the twenty on fourth and short yardage in the fourth quarter to beat Alabama, who finally helped Bo warm up to the forward pass.
As for Rick Leach who by the way I saw every game he ever played at Michigan Stadium along with two more in Columbus, two others at Camp Randall (I think, one of the Camp Randalls might have been Steve Smith), once in West Lafeyette and one more at Spartan Stadium. He was spectacular running the option, but he ran a very similar offense to that which Dennis Franklin ran. Any differences were mostly wrinkles.
Leach was a career 45 or so percent passer who threw a lot of touchdown passes on very few attempts because it was all play action with a backfield just full of great runners. Leach himself was a pretty shifty and physical back who could knock you on your ass, Gordie Bell and Rob Lytle were both great backs, Gil Chapman could run like a deer. Safeties were always coming up to stop the run, Leach would fake the handoff and then throw it deep looking for somebody to run under it. BUT when we needed to complete a ball into a coverage scheme, or come from behind with limited time, Ricky Leach's balls came in on one bounce.
I'm not blaming Leach, frankly I blame Bo since he was the guy who hired the QB coach. But "Blocking and Tackling" was Bo's thing, he didn't know nothin bout throwing the football.
|1 year 1 week ago||I remember Ricky Leach like it was yesterday||
A great option QB, as good as Jack Mildren or any other name you care to mention, but with the single worst throwing mechanics of any QB I've ever seen ..... bar none.
That God awful long strided baseball throw of his is burned indelibly into my memory, and not in a good way.
I also remember Gordie Bell, the 'greatest cutback runner I ever coached" according to Bo and to this day my all time favorite Wolverine tailback who among other things despite splitting time with Rob Lytle outgained Archie Griffith in conference rushing in 1975 and iin doing so helped in a big way toward making Rick Leach the Michigan Legend that he is.
|1 year 1 week ago||Stabler Interceptions||
A lot of those picks had to do with Oakland's "Vertical" passing attack as Stabler would throw it up multiple times a game. Oakland had some pretty snarly defenses in the 70s and viewed a long interception like a punt.
Marcus Allen as great a back as he was and alleged to be one of the greatest inside runners in professional football never saw much eight in the box.
After a Wolverine, I've always been a Raider as it has mostly really sucked to be a Lion.
|1 year 1 week ago||Ricky Leach||
I have enormous respect for Leach both as a guy and as a Michigan Man but as a QB Rick was a great Right Fielder.
I'd prefer Morris take the number of someone who completed his passes in the air and not on one bounce.
|1 year 1 week ago||The Snake||
Lefthanded Kenny Stabler was one of the most accurate passers of his time and one of the few QBs in the history of the game to have out partied Joe Namath both at the collegiate and professional level.
Sparty pisses and moans to this day about getting screwed out of a national Championship in 1966 after Ara Parseghisn gutlessly ran out the clock int the 10-10 tie with Notre Dame, but the real screwing was taken by The Crimson Tide quarterbacked by Kenny Stabler who went a perfect 11-0 and finished third in the polls.
The next year Bear Bryant kicked The Snake off the team for cutting classes and partying until he discovered he didn't have a QB that could even begin to replace him.
Among the great moments in the history of Alabama football came in that season when the reinstated Stabler went 53 yards for a touchdown in Alabama's 7-3 victory over Auburn. Which run will be forever known in the state of Alabam as "The Run in the Mud".
As a pro the Snake replace Darryl Lamonica in the "Immaculate Reception" game and put the Raiders ahead late on another run only to lose on the Steeler miracle
He mostly held the starting job for the Raiders until 1980 winning a Superbowl. I believe he holds many or most of the Raiders QB records to this day.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Waiting period||
Should be waived if you won a Rimington or your name is Zack Novak.
Aside from the above small change this is an outstanding idea.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Outdoor hockey||
Novelty or not, I look forward to more Hockey in the Big House.
I'm hoping for snow.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Canada||
Could be a good place for Odoms. Downfield blocking is big with Canadian coaches what with the 3 downs thing and the resultant need for big plays. Big field, wide open game and with that Michigan degree, he shouldn't have too much trouble securing that day job.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Two words for whiny little brother||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Awwwww||
Look how nice Brian and Thunder play.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Nicely done||
That is all.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Nope||
I was in my preferred seat in the end zone dead between the uprights where you can see what's going on.
It was just all very, extremely, exceptionally important to me back then and as such is burned indelibly into the same brain that struggles periodically to come with the names of my kids.
Hey .... yeah you ... the youngest one ... yeah you, what's your name again?
As an aside I was the first person in the world to know that Lantry missed.
G&$ D^$% M&*^%&% F&$%^*&^ M*&$%^ F**$%^& G(^ M(^&*%^ F*##%^&
|1 year 38 weeks ago||The Sainted Bo Shembechler||
Slanted his defensive linemen relentlessly.
This is how he got away with 210 lbs Timmy Davis and the even smaller walkon white kid who's name I can never come up with at middle guard on some of his best defenses.
There were a couple of years where Bo didn't have a defensive lineman on the field within 10-15 lbs of legendary Buckeye fullback Pete Johnson. We had guys slanting into gaps on every play and getting into the fat boy's knees before he could get his feet moving and his pads down. This worked out nicely on most plays as they ran the option two out of three downs (I'm exaggerating, but not much) out of what I call the Power I.
We usually caused enough pile to force Cornelius Green to bend his path slightly away coming down the line of scrimmage with Archie which gave Donny Dufek and whoever had Corny another instant to get there and hit em.
Among the idea's behind the 3-3-5 that Gerg seemed unable to grasp was the notion that your three down linemen slant on every play, the linebacker behind them reads the slant and steps into the other gap, making the slanting lineman "always right" ... "correct".
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Pizza Bobs||
Yes I know, an Ann Arbor cliche'.
Still, some 40 years later there are still those days when only a Favorite and a Chocolate Rasberry shake can satisfy.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||With regards to young Katzenstein||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I think this kid ends up at tailback||
That is all.
|2 years 1 day ago||I'm with 2plankr on this one||
I'll not read this post.
|2 years 5 days ago||Two Words Re The Proper Level Of Recruiting Giddiness||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Frick/Frack||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Yost||
I'm envious of such lucid memories of hockey at Yost.
My hockey memories are blurred some as a result of the obligatory pint of Old Crow that always accompanied us to the game.
Security was practically nonexistent in the day.
I caught the post with the photo of Cazzie dribbling toward Yost's portrait, 64-65 ish. My dad took me twice to see Cazzie, Bill Buntin, Larry Tregoning et al play.
I saw that photo and thought, "Damn."
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Nate Volk||
Is completely correct in his analysis.
In addition to being a real good looking hunk of woman.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Since you asked||
Temptation and because you can't have one without the other, The Hawaiian War Chant have been played by the Michigan Marching Band after games at least for 40+ years and as such are nearly as beloved around here as The Victors.