this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 weeks 1 day ago||Reebock ---> Reebok (x2)||
There may be some insider snark that went over my head, but I think these are just typos in the post (which poked fun at "Adidas" v. "adidas" copy errors).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Warrior||
I believe that Warrior, while still headquartered in MI, is now a subsidiary of New Balance (not kidding). If so, that's not going to fly with the swoosh.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||ump conversation||
I understood the mic'd ump conversation to be something along the lines of:
Third base up who made the call: "Hutch was asking for obstruction, but I did not have obstruction. Did you have obstruction?"
Home plate ump: "I did not have obstruction."
First base ump: "I did not have obstruction."
I didn't hear any of the umps indicate they saw it as obstruction (all wrong, but all in agreement). Did I miss that or is the summary in the post off? I've already erased it from the DVR.
On the "Its great. . . to be. . ." chant, I was an undergrad from '89-'93 and the first time I heard it at M was after the '97 OSU football game.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||May 1||
So today's the first day after April for IU hoops?
I'll see myself out.
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't have the answer||
I don't have the answer either, but I just don't see how the helmet-with-no-facemask could work today.
|14 weeks 13 hours ago||Crown = top||
It's pretty common to see a defender drop his head and light someone up with the very top of the helmet--the part that would still be there if the facemask was removed. I know that is what we/they are trying to get out of the game, but it just seems like allowing the possibility of someone taking a shot like that to the bare face is a nonstarter.
|14 weeks 13 hours ago||Remove face masks?||
I don't get the argument to remove the face masks, but keep the helmet. Doesn't that mean the other guy is going to use his helmet to smash your now unprotected face?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Graph correction||
Based on this response alone, I think you need to move the Star Wars picture higher in your chart.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||First TD||
Q: First wolverine to catch a TD pass from Rudock?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Ed Kengerski||
He was the sports guy for the CBS affiliate in Kalamazoo (WWMT-3) for quite a while. Is he now at U if M full time? Is he in addition to, or in place of, Doug Karsch?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||He's ecstatic||
He's ecstatic about the new situation.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Free pizza?||
What is this "free" you speak of?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Not sure||
I've erased the recording, but I thought it was one more syllable than that. "City" was the only thing I could come up with.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Angry Morgan||
It was definitely an interaction with a manager - not a coach or McGary - that was picked up on TV. I rewound several times to try to figure it out, but it was too brief of a shot to get the context. The manager's expression instantly went from a celebratory "you da man" to an anxious "please don't hurt me, Mr. Morgan."
|1 year 21 weeks ago||"Neutral" scoring official||
Funny reaction by the scoring official in the background during the handshake line. Right after Beilein shakes hands with the second assistant after Painter.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||payback for late hit||
The defender that Butt demolished on the long Funchess run (second picture of the post) is the same guy who had received a personal foul for hitting Gardner late in the endzone. The television coverage had a pretty good view of the block, too.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Bill Self's expression||
Self's expression said it all when he signaled that he wanted a "full" timeout after Burke hit the bomb at the end of regulation. It looked like he was wondering if the refs had something longer than a full timeout to offer. Maybe an intermission? A power outage? An adjournment?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||bench order||
I think the "stumbling white guy dance" is Bielfeldt. He seems taller than the guy to his left (camera's right), who I think is Vogrich.
It's grainy, but I'd put the order, left to right, as: Horford, LeVert, Stauskas (sans yellow top), Morgan, Bielfeldt, Vogrich, McLimans, Bartelstein, Akunne (not as demonstrative), Person.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||McGary Smash alternate ending||
On the McGary Smash play, I was hoping Trey would dump it down to McGary on the roll. At Trey's release, McGary is at about the free throw line, building a head of steam to the rim. As McGary looks back to see if the pass is coming, no one else is in the paint and the only defender even close (i) is flat footed and (ii) just saw what McGary did to the other guy.
No problem with Trey taking the shot himself, but the alternate ending had some potential too.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||shorts slightly baggier||
You could have made shorts for the whole 1989 team from the material used in a single pair of the "throwback" shorts.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||off-center numbers||
My recollection is that the NCAA made a rule change around 1990 that prohibited off-center numbering and we changed the jerseys to comply with that new rule. Missouri, and perhaps others, also had an off-center design that was similarly nixed. I don't know the current status of that rule or (if it still exists) whether a waiver can be obtained for a "thowback" game. Others have indicated that we have used the throwback look recently, but I can't remember such an instance (not saying it didn't happen).
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Hemingway hates donkeys, too||
On the Toussaint TD that put us up 20-7, I got a chuckle at Hemingway doing his Lewan impersonation on the DB at the top of the screen.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||iPhone capable link?||
Is there version of, or link to, the video in a format that an iPhone can deal with? I'm getting nothing on the app and web versions of the blog. Sorry if my question betrays a lack of tech savvy.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Walter Smith 1994||
One of my favorite all time moments was Walter Smith's 1994 finale. Details fade with the years, so some of you may need to correct or supplement my memory, but my recollection is that he blew his knee out just before (or at the beginning of) his senior year. He wasn't really an NFL prospect, so that was the end of the line football-wise. He was elected captain and lead the team out of the tunnel and participated in coin-flips on crutches through the year.
By the end of the season, he had rehabbed to the point that he could lead the team out without crutches for the last home game (Minnesota). With the game in hand, Lloyd sent him out for a play in the fourth quarter. Everyone who had followed the story knew what was about to happen. He lined up as wide as possible. At the snap, he took one step forward and the QB (Collins?) hit him with an easy ball so he could fall out of bounds (right in front of the student section) before the DB got there. He needed help to get up, but made it into the record books for his senior season.
I've been a season ticket holder since 1989, when I was a freshman, and have been blessed to see many very special moments -- and a few heartbreaking ones too -- but that would be near the top for me. Not an particularly significant "football" moment, but an awesome "life" moment. For me, every bit as moving as the Mealer walk for me (taking nothing away from that).
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Grasping||
What if JH wants to come to Michigan, but insists he be paid market (NFL) value?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||AM 1300 in GR has||
AM 1300 in GR has Brandstatter and Beckman for the games.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||gray in upper left of chart?||
I appreciate the thought and effort that went into this and don't mean to nitpick, but shouldn't the gray triangle in the upper left of the chart also be white, too? I realize you can't have 4th and X if you're inside the opponent's X yardline, which explains the gray triangle on the upper right. That's not the case on your own side of the field. You can have 4th and 10 from your own 5, for example.