Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|4 days 5 hours ago||I am very good with this, surprised it didn't happen earlier||
Lions weren't going to replace Calvin Johnson with one guy. Boldin gives them the big strong receiver that can outmuscle a smaller CB, Jones has the speed on the outside, and Tate is still running around in zone holes made by the others. I expect a lot of 3 WR sets for Stafford to throw from this year.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Suzy Merchant, Tom Izzo, Tom Anastos||
Cue Sesame Street's "One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same..."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Mixed bag||
Good in the sense that we probably have a bunch of players who aren't threats to leave after Year 1 or 2, but bad in the sense we don't have that dynamic scoring frosh that can carry the team for periods of time like we had the last two years. That being said, we're probably looking at a class with a starting level goaltender and a bunch of 2nd / 3rd line forwards, and at least a solid 2nd pairing defenseman. Good class if you have a lot of scoring depth already or have a hyper offensive recruit coming the next year. For this team, right now, it's probably a net negative in comparison to what we lost for next year. We will need improvement from multiple returnees and maybe the frosh goalie to steal the starting job to be a B1G title contender next year.
We very well may be looking at the abyss of a Pre-season Conference Favorite.... Penn St Nittany Lions.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The United Kingdom is an association of individual "countries"||
or kingdoms that operate as a single political entity for most international purposes. The countries of England and Wales are united by an annexation of Wales into the kingdom of Great Britain which was formed after the conquering of Scotland by England (and the associated Acts of Union). The Kingdom of Northern Ireland has the same monarch as Great Britain, so the formal title of the soverign state is the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
FIFA recognizes individual nations within a confederation or soverign state concept but not incorporated territories, hence England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all having individual teams. The Olympic Commitee recognizes Soverign states and federated territories only, which is why Great Britain competes at the Olympics (not England), but Puerto Rico and the USVI are allowed separate Olympic teams from the main US team.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||One of the Men in Blazers said it best||
"Is it really a great idea to have an English team comprised mostly of Tottenham players?"
England in Euros 16 = So Spursy.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Was it that much of an embarassment?||
Seems like Bale put it perfectly bended around the wall and at the corner. I'd give credit more to Bale than blame to Hart.
The Welsh Black Knights have come to play.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||As a former member of the nation's intelligence community||
I am highly disappointed in Coach Harbaugh's misuse of classification markings. I will volunteer to assist him in this effort.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand the Wondo fascination at this point||
Sure he can score goals in MLS, but he's shown time and again he's just not a world class striker. Morris, even at this age, seems to have that dynamic scoring ability shown by world class strikers. Sure there's a different skill set, but unless Wondo is there specifically to replace Dempsey in case of injury / fatigue, Morris's skill should have won the day.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Aw nuts||
I thought I saw Morris was re-added because of an injury (Altidore's?) Oh well.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Because of the US depth at striker / forward||
I expect Klinsmann to demand the forward corps run ragged and press knowing that he has Morris, Pulisic, and Nagbe ready to insert. Because of the development of Brooks & Yedlin, substitutions won't have to be wasted on defensemen. I expect a fast attacking counter set performance, and I frankly wouldn't be surprised is USMNT wins its group.
OTOH, if the injury bug pops up and Guzan sucks / Tim Howard has aged noticably, we could be out without winning a game. Highly variable outcomes for me which makes this tourney interesting.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||FauxPellini for Baylor HC||
College football without Bo Pellini stalking the sidelines is less of a magical world to me.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Also:||
he smells like lutefisk, spoiled beef jerky, and Miller Lite. Not kidding.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Only if the player is NOT wearing broomball shoes||
Huge advantage. Huge.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I am deeply offended by the author's lack of knowledge of the||
sport of kings, Broomball, as evidenced by this post.
Former 3rd line checking right winger on UM's National Championship Winning Club Broomball Team, 1999-2002.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||The Aztec functionally was ahead of its time||
It just looked bad from the outside, but it had all the features you'd possibly want in that class of vehicle. Same with the Pontiac Vibe. They both suffered from some poor exterior finish choices and, sadly, the Pontiac nameplate.
If you want an example of the same thing, but the other way, look no further than the Ford Flex. As my aunt says, "as long as you can get past how it looks on the outside, it's a FABULOUS car and the best ride I've ever had in a crossover vehicle"
|10 weeks 5 days ago||From an economics standpoint||
I (a 38 yr old male) would take my two oldest kids (aged 6 & 3) to see Star Wars, Zootopia, or Space Jam. I would not take them to see Invincible, Race, or the high school football movie. If I'm Michigan I'm hoping for either Star Wars (widest, most passionate fan base hitting both townies and students still in town) or Zootopia (hoping for more drag along ticket sales from all the families in the area with a relatively newer popular kids movie).
|10 weeks 5 days ago||5th graders from 1993||
with their clones in tow.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||^^ THIS||
* What's with all the marble sea lions / seals near all the bathtubs / jacuzzis? Me thinks there's a fetish diagnosis there waiting to happen
* Notice how all the stuff "normal" people would want to highlight like trophies / awards, gold ball plaques, etc (and I bet his diploma) are in the small drop ceiling "basement" room. The "office" areas in the upstairs are perfectly manicured from a presentation point of view with NO personalization / character (I bet even the books are perfumed with an artificial mahogany & leather odor). Perfectly staged... just like Brandon's life.
* And along with that, there's SO MUCH GLASS in that house. Form the windows, to the artwork, to the cabinets full of glass ware and sculptures. I couldn't live there in a million years even if I had the money because I have three kids. Again, me thinks the person who lives there has a "fragile" personality...
* I'm not a civil engineer by any means, but with that house on that much of a slope near a steep drop off to the river, that place seems like an erosion disaster waiting to happen in 20 years...
* and finally, the listing said a "2 story" garage.. I only saw one. Unless the 2nd floor garage is the one that backs right up to the master bedroom suite. So that Brandon can act out his Batman fantasies.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||So then||
Let UAA, UAF, Simon Fraser, Arizona St, Air Force and Army play together in the same conference. call it a "Great Western Conference" or something.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||They're the Simon Fraser||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Hockey dominoes||
Yep, I think Bentley is the hidden dog in this fight. Anything Hockey East can do to make the conference even more tied to Boston's public transit system the league will be in favor of. You've got 7 schools right now that are on the MBTA system either by subway, bus, or commuter rail. You add one more in Bentley and I'm sure they'd jump at the reduced travel costs / room & board costs for their premier D-I sport. The only that makes more sens geographically would be Harvard, but no way they're leaving their Ivy League brethren.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, you mean to tell me||
that someone got noticed for their playing ability after going to camps that were not located at university facilities? Where was his hudl and Youtube videos though?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Conference is to announce the newest hire to the Michigan AD||
Pep Guardiola cancelling his deal to go to Man City since they won't be playing in the Champions League next year, coming to coach Michigan Mens Soccer.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Morrison, Comrie, Connor, Madden||
Morrison was the best player I've ever seen in a Michigan uniform. He was damn near unstoppable. Next on skill was Comrie, then Connor, and then I'd put John Madden next. Madden sacrificed a lot of offensive stats to be the defensive stallwart on the 2nd line with those Morrison teams, but he was able to show off his offensive skill on the PENALTY KILL. Madden was an absolute weapon shorthanded. It got to the point in his senior year that teams on the PP were passing away from his side and not even attempting cross ice passes when Madden was out because they knew he'd pick off the passes and score. His NHL career was not too bad either.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Do you have an opinion on Cole, regardless?||
or are you going to cover non D-1 coaches in a separate post?
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks Canadian||
After reading through all three parts, to me, we have Mel Pearson, and then a short list of young candidates. Leaman, Bennett, and Bergeron in that order are my preference. I like that Leaman cut his teeth at Maine when they were still a national power and recruiting the high level skill hockey guys instead of the 23-24 yr olds. I'd have to dig into Bergeron's record and history more to see what his recruiting has looked like at BG.
I also think that Gadowski would be an absolute home run of a hire, but that there's no way we're prying him from Penn St. Blasi and Jackson aren't leaving their current digs.
No love for Danton Cole, though? I'd think he'd be a short list of guys that Manuel would talk to, considering he's got the local, recruting, and NTDP ties, and has a track record of a successful in-game coach at a high level. The Sparty connection is there however, and in conversations I've had with Jeremy Dewer from the MSU Hockey blog, he thinks that *if* Anastos gets canned this year, Cole would be their #1 target.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||OK, I'll play`||
How do you pronounce her first name?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Folks, make sure you check the UM Alumni Club in Dayton website||
I'm a former officer of the club and the current regime is big on hosting game watching parties and helping folks who travel from out of town into the area. Support them. website is: http://alumni.umich.edu/clubs/dayton
And for the folks asking about football watching parties, the UM Club of Dayton routinely hosts football watching parties in the Oakwood area... Flyboys Deli has been a popular option in recent years.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Comment thread over||
Any of the baked pancakes at Pancake Pantry / The Pantry on Van Dyke south of 14 Mi Rd. Apple pancake with extra glaze FTW.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||The park across the street from Saban's lake side house||