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|29 weeks 1 day ago||Free pizza?||
What is this "free" you speak of?
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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."
|34 weeks 2 days 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 3 days 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.
|1 year 29 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?
|1 year 30 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.
|1 year 30 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.
|2 years 35 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.
|2 years 35 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 6 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 7 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.
|3 years 23 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).
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Grasping||
What if JH wants to come to Michigan, but insists he be paid market (NFL) value?
|4 years 3 weeks ago||AM 1300 in GR has||
AM 1300 in GR has Brandstatter and Beckman for the games.
|4 years 4 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.