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|8 hours 8 min ago||Calling Brian, Calling Brian||
Why no first hockey game write-up / preview? Is Ace's Skaband mystery taking up all the time to talk about hockey?
|8 hours 20 min ago||I wouldn't trust any sweeping generalizations||
of the Pac-12 this year, especialy with Arizona's key LB being hurt / recovering. The Pac-12 is going to be a bloody mess by the end of things.
|8 hours 22 min ago||And since Woodson||
is still in the NFL and is recently kicking ass, this is all the more important. He understands what the younger players in the locker room like, and that will translate to the high schoolers and middle schoolers of today.
|8 hours 39 min ago||This just confuses me||
I really thought Tennessee had righted the ship when they hired Butch Jones and now it seems like he's ready to make UT a bigger tire fire than Dooley's tenure. What the hell? And I HATE Tennessee with a passion due to Manning, but Jeebus, this is flat embarassing.
|8 hours 45 min ago||Cringe?||
I found them facinating insights into Canadian consumer culture.
"Kick save, and a beaut!"
Or how about the Gretzky Ford Canada commercial where the new Taurus's played the HNIC themesong with their horns?
|9 hours 34 min ago||I'll tell you||
Mel Farr Superstar, that's who!
|9 hours 35 min ago||What? No love for the Lighting Boutique?||
Or how about this classic from 90's CBC Channel 9 in Windsor:
|9 hours 43 min ago||Obligatory||
Question for UM Alums from Chicagoland:
If two hurricanes ran into each other which one would win? The complicating factor is that one is named Hurricane Ditka, the other, Hurricane Harbaugh.
|9 hours 55 min ago||I thought Power was boring||
If you're Tom Coughlin, yes, it is. If you're Harbaugh, not.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Politics aside||
I'm a hard core right winger and I always appreciated when dingell would do an interview on paul w Smith's show on WJR. I disagree with his politics but he was entertaining in an interview and you never doubted he was sincere and cared about his constituents. I'd listen if Brian and ace interviewed him.
|1 day 8 hours ago||OREGONOFFENSE||
OREGONOFFENSE has a broken MARIOTA. You have no spare MARIOTAs in the wagon. Do you?
A) Attempt to trade for a new MARIOTA with other pioneers passing by?
B) Walk back to the previous fort to buy a new MARIOTA?
C) Attempt to mend the MARIOTA with a VERNON in the wagon?
Your attempt failed. You must wait until other pioneers are willing to trade with you.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Jackson||
looks like he "runs tall" to me-- for some reason I keep having visions of Eric Metcalf when I see him run. He just looks skinny in the legs and I doubt he'll be able to run through tackles. I'd put dollars to donuts NW tries to run a lot of misdirection toward Ojemudia's side to see if his replacement(s) take the bait and get Jackson some free runs into the second level.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I'm also really liking||
that the defense is showing sound principals and "smart" playmaking. Examples are from the last two games, watching how the defense is reacting to screen passes. There was one screen pass from this game where the DL ID'd the screen almost immediately from the snap, they all disengaged from the OL and found the RB, but by the time the QB threw the screen pass, there was a LB, a S, and Peppers in his hybrid spot all there to wall off forward progress while the DL was screaming toward the RB leving him no place to go but backward or out of bounds. It was like a classic flanking maneuver from some historical Napoleonic era battlefield. When the RB caught the ball, you could just see he was thinking "I'm dead". Previous years good defensive play seemed to me to be a product of superior 1 on 1 play (i.e., "Jake Ryan/Mike Martin/RVB/Frank Clark completely blew that up"), not a defense schematically and tactically schooled up to kill all the fools like we're seeing this year.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Exactly||
This is why you have "constraint" plays. If the normal stuff isn't working, you're still setting up the opposition to be hit with a single play that can bust for big chunk gains. Whether its on a 12 play drive or a 2 play drive, 7 points is still 7 points. People talking about "if you take out X play from the stats" remind me of Lions fans who complained about Barry Sanders and "if you only took out his 3 runs of 60+ yards"...
|1 day 9 hours ago||Dantonios NFL time is expired||
His (legitimate) health concerns would scare off NFL guys, and he's not leaving MSU unless he wins a national title, and even then I don't think he leaves. I think he's a lifer.
Urbz, James Franklin, and Brian Kelly I would think are all more likely than Dantonio.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Drake is running||
like a classic Denver Bronco from the Shanahan era RB. One cut and boom into the second level. That gif Brian highlighted in the writeup is a perfect example. No surprise he's 2nd string now that it looks like he's gaining confidence in the knee holding up.
|1 day 10 hours ago||OMG NOOOO||
Brian, why, why??? WHY DID YOU GIVE DANTONIO SOMETHING TO FEEL DISRESPECTED ABOUT???
"Damn Internet bloggers complaining about our fans staying at the game in obstinent weather... I'll show them. They can't DISRESPECT SPARTAN PRIDE! Pride comes before the Fall, which is when we play football. Yeah, I'll get that scummy SOB before he leaves his mom's basement" - Mark Dantonio, after hearing second hand that MGoBlog has criticized MSU fan attendance at last weeks game against Purdue
|1 day 10 hours ago||Sounds like full season if successful||
DetNews article just posted indicates Wings are going to waive Daniel Cleary to make room. That to me indicates that Larkin isn't just holding a spot until Datsyuk comes back. Blashill also said in the same article that plan is to put him on the #1 line with Zetterberg and Abdelkader for now.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Take my advice||
Friday wedding in the fall (get all the color/splendor w/ a significant price discount), watch Michigan football on Saturday as an "afterparty", honeymoon on a bye week. Worked for me.
|1 day 11 hours ago||If M wins this weekend||
I'm guessing it's the highlight game nationally for ABC at 3:30p with an A-list announcing crew.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Upvoting all your posts||
Thanks for the info.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Taco may be an option against run heavy teams||
that use non-spread formations like MSU & Minnesota. For more spread-y type teams, RJS should be the more useful provided he can set an edge consistently.
|1 day 12 hours ago||My problem with Green in one play||
See the short yardage carry he got in the second half. Line play is basically a stalemate, need a RB to hit any hole with authority and just push through for a yard. Green sees the hole closing and instead of going full bore and trying to knock a LB back for one yard, he shuffles his feet, takes a second to decide where to go next, and by that time the LB has disengaged from Houma and grabs Green for everybody else to bring down behind the LOS. I don't know if he would've gotten the first down if he didn't stutter step, but that killed any forward momentum he had. Green's a big back with supposed speed. He needs to ge tthe ball and just drive with authority into 1 of 2 holes and either try to jump over the top to get the yard or stick his head down without losing a step.
|1 day 12 hours ago||So when||
Helm gets back one of the two (Pulk / Anderson) get sent back to GR, and when Datsyuk gets back, the other? That's a lot of young talent going on waiver wire-- I'd hope we make a trade instead of having one of those guys get poached by Florida / Buffalo / Edmonton.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Tune in radio||
So I've used Tune in radio to listen to some sports talk shows in the morning, and at times have hit the pause button, then came back after a couple hours and was able to listen in on all the show I missed (it continued to cache in the background), but I don't know if you could do that for an entire game for an entire day.
|1 day 12 hours ago||If that holds||
Then we're looking at:
1 line: Abdelkader, Zetterberg, Larkin
2 line: Nyquist, Richards, Franzen
3 line: Miller, Glendening, Cleary
4 line: Jurco, Sheahan/Andersson, Tatar
|1 day 12 hours ago||Just read DetNews article from weekend||
And it sounded like at that time if Larkin was going to make the team, he was going to be slotted at least 3rd line minutes. So I'd pencil him in for 3rd line and 2nd unit PP. Also, with 16 NHL forwards on the roster before Larkin, I'm thinking there's going to be a trade or two in the works so as to not lose a forward to waivers for nothing.
Based on the linked pdf (http://redwings.nhl.com/v2/ext/pdf_files/Red%20Wings%20Make%20Roster%20Moves4.pdf), looks like the wings need to cut 4 more to get down to 23. Guessing 1 defensemen, so that means three more forwards. I'm thiking Miele, Callahan, and then 1 more from Ferraro/Sheahan/Cleary/Andersson/Pulkkinen.
|1 day 12 hours ago||It was becoming more apparent||
That Larkin deserved a spot on the big team. I'm still guessing he's either going to play 3rd line / 4th line minutes with 2nd unit PP time, or if they really think he's worth it, he'll play 2nd line minutes with a veteran C and LW.
|4 days 10 hours ago||29 points you say?||
I'm going with a safety, 2 FGs, 3 TDs (1 missed XP, 1 made 2-pt conv). Yeah, that should do it.
2+3+3+6+8+7 = 29 (!)
</puts down pencil>
|4 days 14 hours ago||Ron English is really good||
His insight into the x's and o's are great and how he viewed recruits and game planning as a coach (even at Eastern) is refreshingly honest. I'm learning a lot. I'd love to hear an offensive coach with similar honest insights. I don't mind the lingo or terminology heavy-- that's what makes it fun for me.
I need to check out the Shutdown Fullcast. Do the BGHP guys have a podcast? I've looked and don't see one on their website. I'd imagine it'd be pretty MGoBlog-esque if it mirrors their writing.