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|1 week 1 day ago||Hmm....MGoBlog season preview||
Hmm....MGoBlog season preview in NYC or continue apartment setup process in Hoboken.
|1 week 5 days ago||Devastating||
This is devastating. I would imagine many people who are active on this blog watched him on a regular basis on college football Saturdays and other halftime/pregame shows for hoops, hockey...and The Sports Reporters (if you were able to get up early on Sundays).
One moment that sticks out is a halftime show clip with Craig James and Doug Flutie circa 2007 of the USF-WVU game where James was yelling about being aware of swarming bulls on the pasture (USF's defense was doing well in that game) and Saunders deadpanned "especially if you're a cow," and everyone lost it for about 20 seconds after that (
The hits, unfortunately, keep coming this year. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends--he was one of the good guys at ESPN.
Edit: Found the clip!
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Ditto||
Three years ago, I flew Delta from IAD to ATL for the NCAA championship game vs. Louisville. I booked a mid-morning just in case something funky happened, which did: The aircraft we were supposed to use suffered a bird strike when landing at IAD and damaged the wing (yeah, I know--not a great omen for the game).
It took 3 hours for them to finally cancel the flight and rebook us (I made it to ATL in time for the game, but couldn't pregame as much as I wanted to), but in the meantime, they brought out a cart of refreshments: I think mainly snacks and drinks. First time I saw anything like that with any of the airlines I flew up to that point.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fixed||
Edited...my eyes failed me this afternoon. Thank you for catching that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm looking forward to||
I'm looking forward to watching events on CBC instead of the edited commercial fest that is NBC.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I was still undecided on the||
I was undecided on the helmets because of the dark lighting in the photos that came out yesterday. But after seeing these photos, I'm sold. Nice job, Nike.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Safe by the skin of the||
Safe by the skin of the replay. Talk about a cardiac comeback (that could have been avoided).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, it will always be||
Oh, it will always be Children's Television Workshop in my mind. The overemphasis of Elmo is probably what started the downfall. They also got rid of a lot of puppets, some because the muppet performer passed away and others for who knows why.
Also, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and Square One Television (with Mathman wearing the winged helmet) will always be CTW productions, not Sesame Workshop.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I have to wonder if their||
I have to wonder if their ages were the primary reason they were let go. Bob is 84, Gordon is 72 and Luis is 76. But yeah, when you have continuity for that long and let go of three main characters, it's rough. And the 5-year-old in me that watched Sesame Street says this is dumb.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||For those who don't know,||
For those who don't know, Bernstein is on the Board of Regents...and for the non-Detroit locals, son of attorney Sam Bernstein whose commercials have permeated through local Detroit TV for at least the past 30+ years. They also have their name plastered on Fox Sports Detroit's studios (The Call Sam Studios). Even my avatar was a spokesman at one point in the late 00s.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||In case anyone's wondering||
Michigan vs. Northwestern during Green's 1981-85 tenure:
1981: Michigan 38, Northwestern 0
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like it was cardiac||
Looks like it was cardiac arrest...very sad news. He'll be remembered for coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in the NFL...but he also was head coach at Northwestern and Stanford in the 80s/early 90s.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||Same for NYC||
My rule of thumb when I lived in NYC (and will be again when I move there in a month) is if a movie is ridiculously advertised everywhere in Manhattan and the Subway, it probably stinks. When I was in intern in NYC in 2003, posters and advertisements for Gigli were everywhere. The movie sunk like a rock.
Hollywood is out of ideas, period. In the past 3-4 years I've gone to the cinemas maybe 2-3 times per year, max (the last movie I saw was the latest X-Men movie and I don't remember what happened because it wasn't memorable). I never thought that would happen, but this is what happens when mainstream production is crap and movie ticket prices are inflated.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Variety of schools||
For me, it's Syracuse since I have cousins who live there and one received a Master's degree (rooted for them in hoops as a kid unless it was against Michigan); Georgetown (worked there for four years...of course, that complicated things with Syracuse family); and Columbia (got my master's degree there...at least the basketball team's been decent for the last decade unlike the football team); BU for hockey (a good friend went to law school there). As a kid, I loved UNLV because of Jerry Tarkanian (Armenian power).
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Explosions rocking Turkish Parliament||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||This guy loved talking Turkey||
This guy loved talking Turkey
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I honestly couldn't tell you,||
I honestly couldn't tell you, but they sure look like that. This link takes you to a video that clearly shows protestors ducking for cover when shots ring out in Istanbul.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Crazy situation. A couple||
Crazy situation. A couple friends of mine are in Turkey right now and they're OK in Istanbul and Antalya and I have many friends who have relatives in Istanbul. The live video feeds that are popping up from people's phones and social media feeds are surreal...like this one:
|6 weeks 4 days ago||1986ish on...||
My earliest sports memories are from the late 1980s. I remember my dad was BBQ'ing during one of the 1988 NBA Finals games and I kept running in and out of the house updating him on the score and if the Pistons were winning or losing. I also remember watching random Tigers games from 1986 on WDIV when they'd preempt Wheel of Fortune and/or Jeopardy! for games. I remember when the Red Wings lost to Edmonton in the 1987 conference finals (my youngest brother was born at the start of the series) and watched the Oilers celebrate the Stanley Cup soon after that on CBC. When it comes to Michigan, I remember being intrigued by the Rose Bowl and seeing the Wolverines on New Year's Day and Bo's face and voice. I don't know why, but I couldn't help but laugh at hearing Bo talk--maybe I saw a grandfatherly thing in him (aw shucks exterior to kids even though he was rough and tumble when it came to the business of coaching players).
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Arkansas game getting cut||
SI's Ryan Krasnoo (a Michigan alum, according to his Twitter page) also citing sources that the rivalry is back on. Krasnoo adds that the Arkansas game will get cut and the athletic department will take a $2 million loss.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||If Harbaugh's going to visit||
If Harbaugh's going to visit the Armenian Tavern, he might as well just visit the Armenian Quarter. Of course, I'm biased about this since I'm Armenian and my dad's side of the family lived in the AQ for decades.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It is indeed Billy||
It's Bill Bonds from the mid-1980s at the end of his commentary on the Michigan-Ohio State game. It's worth watching for the twist ending after his rant.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty sure Stan Van Gundy||
Pretty sure Stan Van Gundy said that whoever the Pistons draft won't be an immediate contributor, but if they provide solid minutes over the length of their rookie contract it's a win in his book. Pretty much he's drafting best player available (although they do need a backup PG and a stretch PF). I almost feel like they'll need to deal for a veteran backup PG instead of relying on a rookie to handle that duty.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||My top 5||
My top 5:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Coen Brothers version of True Grit
Once Upon a Time in the West
|10 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN commercial||
Here's an old ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial with Howe teaching Keith Olbermann how the game was played in the good ole days. RIP Mr. Hockey
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Ackerman-Canham 1984 interview||
WDIV just posted a clip of Ackerman interviewing Michigan AD Don Canham during the 1984 season. Ackerman pushes Canham pretty hard on the subject of whether or not Michigan should accept the Holiday Bowl bid with the 6-5 record. Canham closes the interview with probably a classic line that gets Ackerman to laugh.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing beat Channel 7 in the 70s|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Ali is one of those cultural||
Ali is one of those cultural icons of the last 50-60 years that had a huge impact on American society, not just sports. And like stated before, his torch lighting at the 1996 Summer Olympics was one of those moments you never forget. I had goosebumps watching that at my cousins' house in Los Angeles while visiting for the summer.
Below is a clip of Ali's appearances as a mystery guest on the old game show "What's My Line" (one from 1965, the other 1970).
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Baby steps through the summer||
Baby steps through the summer time...baby steps to September.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder if Billick will||
I wonder if Billick will teach the Rutgers camp players how to play the Match Game.