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|2 days 5 hours ago||Well, we know what Average Joe's can do...||
|5 days 17 hours ago||The injury happened hours||
The injury happened hours before our draft. My veteran money league (which a bunch of us former SITES Fishbowl computer consultants started while in undergrad and has continued to this day) usually drafts after the third week of preseason. Not sure why it got moved up this year as it was out of my hands. That all said: I was able to get Davante Adams, so that should be helpful.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I'm slightly disappointed||
I'm slightly disappointed with Sark: I expected him to drop an Armenian f-bomb or two when I first heard about his rant. There are plenty of USC Armenian alumni who probably would have loved that.
|1 week 7 hours ago||It helps to have contacts||
It helps to have contacts with Comcast accounts back home aka family (and a VPN as well).
|1 week 1 day ago||It's been a hot zone in terms||
It's been a hot zone in terms of the weather being consistently above 100 degrees every day this summer, but in terms of the regional/global level, it's pretty calm and not near any of the crap going on in the rest of the Middle East (lots of Syrian-Armenians though are fleeing and setting up shop in Armenia). There was that Electric Yerevan protest, but that died down. Plenty of Michigan alumni/supporters here too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Armenia||
Setting the alarm for 4 a.m. Friday for the 4:30 a.m. kickoff. Yerevan's 8 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone. Thankfully the noon kickoffs for UNLV and Oregon State means an 8 p.m. viewing time here in Yerevan. But likely going to do the 4 a.m. wake-up call for the Maryland game again. Hoping for a noon or 3:30 kickoff for BYU.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||I didn't know UM provided a||
I didn't know UM provided a VPN. I'll have to look into that.
I've been using Private Internet Access for my VPN when I came to Armenia earlier this year. Works great (also highly recommend if you want to see what Netflix streams in different countries). I'll be using it (along with connecting to my brother's Comcast account) to watch the first month-plus of the season here before I head back to the States.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||All we're going to hear from||
All we're going to hear from this team over the next few weeks is one ping only.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Downer summer for diehard Lions fans||
Charlie Sanders and Mel Farr gone...ugh.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A good friend of mine||
A good friend of mine (Michigan alum...all of us guys in the wedding party were Michigan alums) got married in LA the day of the 2010 Michigan-MSU game. During a break in the pre-wedding Armenian traditions at the bride's house, we all whipped out our cell phones to check out the score and get updates. At a certain point, we realized it wasn't worth checking the score anymore.
Also had a wedding the day of the UTL game in 2011 in Dallas. The two who got married were Maryland and North Texas alums though--was able to catch the last 2 minutes of the game at the hotel bar.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Two I can think of...||
2007 Ohio State: The offense never showed up and neither did the offensive line at the point of attack.
I almost lost it at the Michigan bar in DC at the end of the game. Plus, it was the end of a season that saw The Horror and Oregon--Carr's unfortunate sunset, so a lot of frustration came out.
2014 Minnesota: Concussion-gate. When I watch games on TV with friends, I'm OK. When I watch by myself...I'm yelling and screaming. A lot of yelling and screaming, a lot of pounding the coffee table, happened that game. The fact that nobody on that staff could figure out Morris had a concussion or even attempted to take his helmet away was unconscionable.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Went to the Maryland-MSU game last year||
My buddies (MSU grads) and I first thought about taking Metro from Northern Virginia, but we knew between construction and just the system's complete unreliability that it could take us almost 2 hours to get back late at night. That said, if you want to take Metro, UMD has shuttle busses that will take you to campus and drop you off near the stadium (or wherever you may are tailgating).
What my friends did was drive to the College Park Metro stop, parked there (it's free on the weekends), and took the shuttle bus to campus. We ended up walking back to the Metro station from campus after the game, which ended up being a 30-minute walk (but doable).
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Just my opinion but...||
I'd love it if the university seal came back on the shoulders. They were worn on the jersey during my undergrad years. Unfortunately, the complete de-emphasis of the seal across the university pretty much means that won't happen. Note: I was not a fan of the "shiny" maize jersey options during those years (nor the use of the Colorado Avalanche lettering/numbering). But definitely bring back the script Michigan.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks...I was a big BB fan||
Thanks...I was a big BB fan growing up watching the local Detroit channels for news. I was fairly bummed when he got canned in January 1995, but it was understandable--he just couldn't control the drinking habit. When WXYZ put the compilation of best commentaries out and the one with him railing against college football and Michigan-OSU...until the twist at the end, it was worth making that an avatar haha.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||One of my favorites...love the scene when they're||
One of my favorites...love the scene when they're watching the Michigan vs MSU game and Bo makes a cameo appearance on the TV screen.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I was at the Yerevan Republic||
I was at the Yerevan Republic Square (aka their ancestral Armenia homecoming) concert back on April 23 and SOAD absolutely rocked. They still have it. If the set list is anything similar to their European tour, it will be most of the stuff off their previous albums...plus a couple covers of some patriotic Armenian songs and a 3-4 part political cartoon on genocide (which is why they're doing the tour first place).
|19 weeks 1 day ago||McHenry lost her cool, no||
McHenry lost her cool, no question.
But that towing company, Advanced Towing, in Arlington (VA), is notorious for predatory towing and I'd go far as to say they're one of the most unscrupulous companies on the planet. This article says that she may have been rightfully parked when she was towed. That said, she lost her cool and definitely should have known better and could have handled it better since now Advanced Towing likely gets away scot free. The fact she continued her tirade after looking up at the security camera was a facepalm moment if there ever was one.
I know a few people that got towed by Advanced and shouldn't have, but they don't give a damn. They want your money any which way they can.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I'm watching the Runnin'||
I'm watching the Runnin' Rebels HBO documentary right now and I didn't realize Tark and Smith coached against each other in the 1977 Final Four. Both now gone. Sad day for basketball and my fellow Armenian-Americans who really looked up to Tark (and Tark was proud of his Armenian roots).
|29 weeks 2 days ago||This||
In the interest of full disclosure (even in the danger of getting flogged on this forum): I used to work at USA TODAY in the sports department (my boss was an ex-Daily editor who initially wrote "Go Blue!" when he responded to my CV/resume for that gig). In fact, at one point there were quite a few ex-Michigan Daily writers/editors employed by the paper. If I were still there, I probably would have had to publish this article since I used to work with the college sports desk.
The National sports media won't delve deep into this stuff--they only write what they can see. Like a few others have mentioned, they won't think about what the future may hold. Only that "Michigan lost out on Clark and Marshall...UCLA grabbed a whole bunch of highly-ranked players...etc." It's very superficial and I'm not a big fan of it either. But like stated before: It's all clickbait to rile up the fanbases. We know better--Harbaugh can develop these guys to play like studs. That's all there is to it.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||SI also put Michigan in the loser column||
Sports Illustrated put Michigan in the loser column as well.
Let's be honest: We won't know if we're a "winner" or "loser" for another 2-3 years when this class develops and shakes out. So I take these recaps with a grain of salt just like the NFL draft grades that come out one day after that's all said and done.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Jim Harbaugh will flip these recruits for real||
He'll flip ya for real
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Legend of Dave Bergman video embed|
|31 weeks 1 day 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.
|32 weeks 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.
|34 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.
|34 weeks 5 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.
|38 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.
|40 weeks 5 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.
|41 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.
|41 weeks 5 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.