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|1 day 23 hours ago||I feel like the Josh Smith||
I feel like the Josh Smith signing happened because of Gores' "win now" ultimatum and the fact that Dumars had the money to spend. It was a poor signing.
Darko was high on many draft boards that year and, yes, history shows that was an awful pick. But let's not forget Darko was also a primadonna who let all the hype get to his head. That hype let him think he had the right to play regular minutes each game from the start of the season. When he didn't get regular playing time under Larry Brown (another factor you have to throw in because Brown wanted Darko to play more a traditional post game instead of the inside-outside shooting big-man Euro style Darko was used to on top of the fact this was an NBA Finals bound team with a strong, tight starting nucleus already forged), he sulked. The sulking affected his attitude which affected everything else. He was talented--perhaps not at a No. 2 pick level--but it's not like the guy didn't know how to play hoops. He had a crappy attitude.
I mean...look at his choice remarks after this EuroBasket game in 2007 that didn't go Serbia's way. Talented kid, horrible mindset.
|1 week 4 days ago||Here's the link to his||
Here's the link to his Youngstown State coaching bio.
There's also a "mic'd up" video on the bio...embedded below.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Minnick on Harbaugh from Dec. 2011||
This is from December 2011 from the 49ers' "Harbaugh Interviews" ... some very cool Harbaugh anecdotes if you click on the link.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||My best explanation of what went wrong||
In case anyone cares, I talked to a former colleague of mine from a "sister" paper of the Freep. (Full disclosure: I worked at a Gannett paper for five years on the online sports desk with at least one other Michigan alum--it was NOT the Freep).
He said that Gannett, the parent company, has been centralizing page/photo/copy editing at regional "design centers" for the local papers they own (Freep, Indy Star, Louisville, Arizona Republic, etc) except for USA Today.
So it's quite possible somone not in Detroit AND not well-versed in sports (which the latter has to be the case IMHO) picked the faux photo and edited the page. It's still a massive failure and ultimately falls on the Freep editors for not getting it right, but this is another sign of the downfall of the old-school newspaper business: Local papers that aren't produced locally for the sake of corporate economic efficiency.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Not only that...last I||
Not only that...last I checked, you can actually run the ball out of the spread and pistol and any other spread type of offense. Heck, we ran the ball pretty well in the 2008 Capital One Bowl game vs. Florida when we went to that spread-style design for that lone day.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I hate to say it but this game could very well be||
I hate to say it but this game could very well be M00N II: The M00M.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I believe it was mentioned in||
I believe it was mentioned in Three and Out that Bill Martin had Dungy on his initial wish list. The man is not coaching football again, period.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||My post on Diggs went up probably the same time as this one||
Here's a link to a Baltimore Sun article that details what happened. I hope he gets well soon.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Go Back to the future for bowl sponsors||
Bring back USF&G for the Sugar, Sunkist for the Fiesta and Federal Express for the Orange.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||NY beers||
In Manhattan to run the NYC marathon Sunday ... First beer was St. Lawrence Liquid Gold, now on the Kuka a Pumpkin Dubbel.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Re Harbaugh being viable||
I think he is based on other track records. UCLA hired Jim L. Mora in 2012 and he had last coached college in 1984 as a GA at Washington and obviously was never a college coordinator. It's worked out OK for them so far.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Before Jaws...he was Kanamit||
In the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man" ... and yes, it's still a cookbook.
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||I'll let the gif do my venting.||
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||Olympic Stadium||
Montreal's Olympic Stadium back when the Expos were around. Went to a game there in 2002. The seats were awful and you could just tell the ballpark was awkwardly converted for baseball...Not to mention the issues they had with the roof for years and the financial boondoggle it was for Montreal, among other things.
|23 weeks 2 hours ago||I would rather have been in Armenia doing what you||
I would rather have been in Armenia doing what you were doing (and visiting the motherland in the process) then watching the game at the Michigan bar in NYC. When you get sympathy from random Miami (YTM) fans in Manhattan ... It's bad.
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||(No subject)||
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Usually I don't believe in||
Usually I don't believe in coincidences, but this for this purpose it is...especially since I didn't make the connection that Bo indeed looks like Clancy here. I love those photos of Bo wearing those sunglasses in the 80s. Heck, I wish I owned a pair.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||"This business will get out of control"||
Although I was in diapers, this has shades of 1983 with the Korean Air disaster where the Soviets shot down the airliner after it strayed into Russian air space, killing everyone on board.
That all said, my only comment for this disaster can be summed up by Admiral Josh Painter from The Hunt for Red October.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Decommitment announcement on video||
Campbell spoke with WXYZ in an exclusive interview...2:16 is the decommitment admission. Video link is here.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||The Art of Film||
FilmVid 236 (In what is now the Screen Studies Program but was previously the Program in Flm and Video Studies) taught by Hugh Cohen. Yes, we watched movies...lots of them--especially Martin Scorsese films since his films were the focus of the class that semester. I decided to major in Film and Video Studies after taking it. Films watched included Chinatown, GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Mean Streets, Cape Fear (1991), Annie Hall and Terminator 2, among others. We were supposed to watch High Noon the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, but that was cancelled for obvious reasons.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||No other way to say it: That||
No other way to say it: That sucked. This team needs to take a long good look in the mirror.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Nice to see a Troy native||
Nice to see a Troy native (even if he went to Athens) back on the Michigan roster.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You got me.||
Meant McGary. Anger + forum post venting = name mishaps.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||That nickel/dime foul call on||
That nickel/dime foul call on McGrady pretty much sealed the game for Arizona. That leaves a more bitter taste in my mouth than blowing an 11-point lead because it's not like the team completely imploded at any one point of the game.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Not sure about the student wait list||
But there are always tickets being sold all the time. I will say the best bet for now in terms of buying football tickets (and probably basketball tickets at this point in time) is to check out the message boards, Craig's List, etc., and put out feelers to friends. Tickets always turn up so I don't think it should be a problem for you--even in the student section's brave new world.
Congrats on getting into Michigan Law...Go Blue (and Hoya Saxa from here on the Hilltop).
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I hope it won't take that||
I hope it won't take that long to find a spot, renovate and re-open. In the meantime, I'm thankful I can get one last triple or quad when I'm back in town visiting this weekend.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Jack approves of BBQ Commitapalooza||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Matt Godin also tweeted this photo out||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I was part of the graduation||
I was part of the graduation class that heard David Davis speak (2004) and I thought he was fantastic. No one had heard of this guy and he came out being pretty funny and not condescending at all. While he did talk about his experiences (the man lost half his face in a race car accident!), he did point on the key fact that we should live our lives and take other calculated risks while we can. Heck, he even called out a graduate by name because of his angry Michigan Daily letter to the editor griping how Michigan State got Condoleeza Rice as its speaker and Michigan got a no-namer guy. And he ended the speech with the "If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans for the future" quote. He got a long, loud ovation for that speech, so I think it was pretty darn good.
Now the student speaker that year on the other hand was awful. My friends and I were rolling our eyes and tuning her out after about the first three minutes. All she did was talk about discovering herself and had zero message for her fellow graduates.
My one brother had Bill Clinton in 2007 and he was fantastic. My father is not his biggest fan but admitted it was a pretty darn good speech and liked what he had to say.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Writes for GoBlueWolverine.||
Writes for GoBlueWolverine. Here's his twitter page.