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|5 days 6 hours ago||The first goal is one of the||
The first goal is one of the biggest weaknesses of the butterfly style of goaltending - you can't defend against a pass from behind the net to the low slot. With the more stand up style that was common until the early 2000's, a goalie could keep their pad pressed against the post but facing mostly forward, which allowed them to defend the wraparound but also be in position to make the save on a quick pass to the front.
(of course, they have to make sure that they stay on the post long enough, or else you let in a Josh Langfeld on Scott Clemmensen '98-type goal)
Marty Turco makes that save.
|1 week 5 days ago||Happy Pi Day||
To celebrate, here's a picture of (Steve) Pi(otrowski) reffing an NCAA championship game between Minnesota and Maine.
|1 week 6 days ago||Dancing in trooper armor||
Evidently, it IS possible to do
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Keith Jackson Al||
Ken Kal - homer vote here. Some people find him annoying, but I grew up listening to him call Wings games, and I like his enthusiasm and his delivery.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Melifonwu||
"While everyone prefers bigger names ..."
Melifonwu is at least 4 syllables. How much bigger of a name do you want?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like Knuble should||
I feel like Knuble should switch teams at intermission ... Aaron Ward too, if he plays.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||There have been cowbells at||
There have been cowbells at Yost since at least the late 90's.
I also remember taking a road trip to Omaha in the early '00s for a hockey game ... I had a cowbell with me, and we ended up sitting with a bunch of folks from the UM club of Omaha, who didn't have a cowbell, but they had a frying pan, which worked equally well.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Jed was a class act all the||
Jed was a class act all the way. A great example of the type of athlete and individual that we want to see on our favorite teams.
(With that being said, it saddens me that you felt the need to put "(former Michigan hockey player)" in your title. I would hope that the fans on this board would know that just by seeing his name.
|17 weeks 6 hours ago||The refs were terrible but...||
Yes, the game was terribly officiated. Yes, there are several examples of blatant missed calls. But I think the calling for a blanket ban on officials working games in their home state may be misguided.
Matt Shegos is a UM alum. Steve Piotrowski graduated from Ferris. Both of them were widely considered the best in their sport at the time, by coaches across the nation, regardless of whether they are working a game involving their Alma mater.
The real problem is that all the big ten refs are in their 60's, and are not able to keep up with the speed of the game anymore. The big ten needs to promote some new officials and establish a rigorous and public evaluation program. Can't make the grade? You're not assigned to games anymore.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I would love to see the||
I would love to see the Shegos brothers and Pi, even though football's not really their sport. Although, when compared to John O'Neill, even Mark Wilkins starts to look like a quality referee.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Is Red working on Reitmaier's||
Is Red working on Reitmaier's younger brother?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The coworker who has been out||
The coworker who has been out sick the past 3 days is back today. Yay for not being the only one on my team that is working today.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Dr. Fear was the oral surgeon||
Dr. Fear was the oral surgeon that pulled my wisdom teeth. (Coincidentally, I also went to Huron High with his daughter, who was a competitive swimmer)
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Not necessarily RCMB, but I||
Not necessarily RCMB, but I think it was last year that "Interview with a reporter from the opposing team's blog" was a semi regular feature
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Hail hydra?||
|26 weeks 2 days ago||On the plus side, it's Friday||
On the plus side, it's Friday and there's football tomorrow. On the downside, I am at work and playing catch up after being out sick yesterday.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Great writeup, and Morrison||
Great writeup, and Morrison is deserving of all the honors and accolades. That being said, I would argue that his GWG in the championship was the 2nd most memorable goal in Michigan hockey histor, behind the Mike Legg goal earlier in that playoff run.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||It's not just Howard, but all||
It's not just Howard, but all the Michigan announcers I remember have had the same understated, even tone in their announcements. Howard and Carl for football, Glenn Williams and Scott Spooner at Yost, Percy Stamps who did a lot of the non revenue sports, all of them believed that the game was more important than the announcer. I dislike going to arenas with an announcer that thinks they have to be the show, probably because I'm spoiled after all the hours at Michigan events, listening to wonderful announcers.
When I went to Syracuse, it was the first year they had an on campus ice rink. One of my friends from the Detroit area was on the club team and mentioned that they needed an announcer, and would I be interested? I had never done PA announcing before, but I just tried to emulate what I had heard from Glen for years. I must've done something right; after the game, my friend mentioned that the announcing made him feel like he was at Yost.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||For Texas||
Marty Turco had a pretty good career at UM and was well respected when he played for the Stars. Harbaugh is promoting the entire University, may as elk throw an NHL nod in as well.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Nice grab by Lawrence||
Nice grab by Lawrence
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Nope. Megan's pitches have to||
Nope. Megan's pitches have to be over the plate.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||So apparently a foot off the||
So apparently a foot off the plate on either side is a strike now. The strike zone is wider than nhl goalie pads
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Already this inning she has||
Already this inning she has said that "Sydney Romero" had a base hit, and that the "Sooners" just scored 3 runs in the B4. The announcers are almost as bad as the strike zone
|42 weeks 2 days ago||First called strike three of||
First called strike three of the game.
Out oof curiosity for people who played or coached, how much of Betsa's pitching motion (bounce, twist, bounce, rock back, bounce, then throw) affects the throw, and how much is just "routine"?
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Some of them also have a||
Some of them also have a small green sticker on their helmets or a patch on the jersey with MLE. No clue what it means, and Google didn't offer any enlightenment
|44 weeks 2 days ago||- A Rose Bowl that UM is||
- A Rose Bowl that UM is playing in
- Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final
|44 weeks 4 days ago||You've been to Munn, and yet||
You've been to Munn, and yet you still claim that every team in the league has a decent arena?
|44 weeks 4 days ago||And before that, the first||
And before that, the first round of the CCHA playoff was a two-game total goals series. That lead to some interesting finishes. Not necessarily a format I want to see return, but interesting nonetheless.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Pickup Hockey||
Played a game of pickup hockey with Bobby Hayes when he was student teaching at Northside and I was working as a rink guard when they froze part of their soccer field in the winter.
Not athletics, but I also "murdered" Eric Nystrom in a high school film class project ... really bad mafia script, I was the corrupt cop.
Both of them were nice guys.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Grapes||
I've heard that Don Cherry was a hoot when he was coaching in the NHL ... Listening to him on TV, I can see him being a handful as a coach.