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|5 days 35 min 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.
|5 days 19 hours 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.
|5 days 19 hours 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.
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Nice grab by Lawrence||
Nice grab by Lawrence
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Nope. Megan's pitches have to||
Nope. Megan's pitches have to be over the plate.
|16 weeks 3 days 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
|16 weeks 3 days 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
|16 weeks 4 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"?
|16 weeks 4 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
|18 weeks 4 days ago||- A Rose Bowl that UM is||
- A Rose Bowl that UM is playing in
- Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final
|18 weeks 6 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?
|18 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|23 weeks 4 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.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Madden||
Well, he holds the NCAA record for most short-handed goals in a season, he's won 3 Stanley Cups, and a Selke Trophy. I'd say that Madden is kinda hard to forget ... but he wasn't drafted.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Hopefully Nike won't put||
Hopefully Nike won't put those mostly-clear stripes on the collar. What is the purpose of those? And if they have to put them on, why can't the lines at least be parallel?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Officiating for College||
Officiating for College Hockey as a whole is generally poor.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Grew up a Michigan fan, went||
Grew up a Michigan fan, went to school at Syracuse. The missing "e" in WolvErine is because it's my old AIM handle, and it wouldn't let me have enough letters.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Admittedly, I haven't seen||
Admittedly, I haven't seen many games this season, but at least from this weekend's games, it looks like what Michigan is missing is a gritty role-player type. The CCM line is great when they can get things going in the zone, but I didn't see a lot of folks filling the "not necessarily a scoring leader, but willing to play as hard as they can to get the job done" ... someone like a Botterill, Shouneyia, Rominski or Ortmeyer.
I feel like the players that stood out to me the most this weekend were Werenski and Kile. They seemed to have a hustle that most of the rest of the team was lacking.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||So, apparently the issue was||
So, apparently the issue was DirecTV ... had a storm earlier, and even though I wasn't watching at the time, apparently the receiver "lost" the HD signal during the storm, and had to be restarted (yay, 10 wasted minutes) to get it back.
Can't wait to ditch DirecTV.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||ESPNU Broadcast||
According to ESPN's website, this game was broadcast in HD. However, to me it didn't look like it. Anyone else notice this, or was it just me?
Nice win tonight, hopefully another one tomorrow!
|37 weeks 6 days ago||UCF doesn't help with market share||
Adding UCF won't do anything for the Big Ten TV market. UCF may be a big school, but in terms of fan support, they're #5 in the state, behind UF, FSU, Miami, and USF. They do have a fairly new stadium (8 years, IIRC), but even discounting this past season, they don't tend to fill it.
On the plus side, UCF football wouldn't have to compete for fans with an NFL franchise, but on the downside, Orlando isn't really known as a sports town (unless you follow MLS ... the Orlando City Lions draw surprisingly well)
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Halko||
According to Wikipedia, he's a financial advisor in North Carolina.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Faded memory||
From my recollection, the hatless back-bend started when a DM missed touching his plume to the ground (by about 2 or 3 inches ... enough to be clearly seen from Row 68) one game, and the next week came out and took the hat off and performed the back bend without the hat.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||That's a good one ... I also||
That's a good one ... I also like the ESPN announcer who called the UM-Minnesota game in the '96 NCAA Hockey tourney: "I don't believe I just saw what I think I just saw!"
|49 weeks 17 hours ago||Sodexo||
Sodexo took over running the employee cafeteria where I work. As soon as they came in, food prices rose about $2 per item, with no appreciable increase in quality or quantity. Doesn't surprise me at all that they jacked up the prices when they took over UM Athletics.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think I saw (and bought)||
I think I saw (and bought) something like that at Steve and Barry's when it still existed.
Personally, I (and I'm probably the only one) would like to see a return to the "dazzle" mesh fabric for the hockey jerseys. I'd also like to see the script Michigan reappear on the maize hockey jerseys.
And please, no highlighter yellow goalie pads with a blue that forms the block M when they have their legs together. Don't remember who wore them, but they were awful.
I kinda like Hunwick's pad design in this picture:
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Admittedly, I didn't click||
Admittedly, I didn't click the link, but it was my understanding that KRACH stood for "Ken's Ratings for American College Hockey", which would seem to be somewhat irrelevant when predicting the College Football playoffs.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Annual review||
I always have a meeting with my boss to discuss my annual review. I haven't been fired at one of those meetings yet. And the boss can't finish the annual review until after the year is over.