Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
|2 years 30 weeks ago||He hit him with the dreaded||
He hit him with the dreaded three play suspension....that's what happens when you cross the Dean of Discipline.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I thought the video as a||
I thought the video as a whole was just ok, but Cromartie hitting on the guy's wife absolutely killed me.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||That's why. POW!||
That's why. POW!
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Weren't there rumors of||
Weren't there rumors of attempted defections from the men's team in South Africa? I remember because they hung in there pretty well in their first game against Brazil and then I think the defection rumors came after that game. Considering the way the rest of their games went I'm inclined to believe something was going on there.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||The uniforms leaked earlier||
The uniforms leaked earlier were slightly different. They did not have the small numbers on the front of the jersey, which was probably done to comply with NCAA regulations. At the time the first uniforms leaked Dave Brandon probably didn't know yet whether the NCAA would allow them to do the block 'M' on the front at all. Not to mention he obviously wasn't going to screw up the planned unveiling by saying "oh yeah, that's them" like a certain coach we know.
So let's just dial back the "flat out lied" stuff a little bit eh? At least in regards to our Athletic Director...
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I just hope it's a||
I just hope it's a well-played game without any of the "theatrics" that made the Barca-Real series practically unwatchable. The key to the game might be Man U (especially Rooney) keeping their cool if Barca does start diving.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I feel like such an idiot for||
I feel like such an idiot for ever complaining about LeSeur....I would've chopped my right arm off to have had him in our secondary either of the last two years.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Luckily for the players no||
Luckily for the players no "general knowledge" questions were asked before the money was handed out....
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Well at least in this case at||
Well at least in this case at least we can be sure it isn't helping them in recruiting....
|3 years 20 weeks ago||So what do you guys think||
So what do you guys think RichRod will do with the offense this year??
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Bruce Pearl: "I was lying to||
Bruce Pearl: "I was lying to NCAA investigators before it went mainstream. Now even Tressel is doing it!"
|3 years 20 weeks ago||one that hasn't been mentioned yet:||
The 2004-2005 team was really good, at least offensively. They were crazy inconsistent all year but went into the tournament hot and absolutely smashed Wisconsin in the first round. In the 2nd round against Colorado College (who I think might have been the #1 overall seed) they got up 3-0 right out of the gate and things could not have looked better. Unfortunately as was typical for mid-to-late-00's teams defensive lapses and shaky goaltending doomed them and they ended up blowing the game.
In terms of having pure talent at forward that team was really loaded. Tambellini, Hensick, Nystrom, younger versions of Porter and Kolarik. Even the 3/4 line types on that team like Moss and Ebbett are NHL contributors now.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||How many teams has Juwan||
How many teams has Juwan played for in his career? It's got to be close to double-digits at this point.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Question for the students on||
Question for the students on the board from an old fart: Did the student ticket allotment not sell out this year? I've always thought they should expand the student section for basketball, it seems like we have much fewer students at the game than comparable schools. Maybe they're trying to and people aren't buying?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Looks like CBS is switching.||
Looks like CBS is switching. Here we go
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Hey guys.....||
|3 years 22 weeks ago||That was a fascinating game||
That was a fascinating game to watch, in a car crash sort of way. Watching both teams trade mental breakdowns and "deer in the headlights" looks was very entertaining.
Let's hope MSU doesn't figure out that Payne should be playing a lot more minutes before they play us.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||It is pretty frustrating that||
It is pretty frustrating that teams like Clemson (6-5 record in a worse conference, RPI in the 70's, and we beat them on their home floor) are included and we aren't, but whatever. The committee certainly isn't going to forget about us if we deserve to be in.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I was a big fan of the sign||
I was a big fan of the sign in the student section tonight that had Doyle's head, a stop sign and a butterfly on it. Well played, whoever that was.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Alabama would count it.||
Alabama would count it.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Didn't the Vikings try||
Didn't the Vikings try something similar with their field this year??
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Whoa full-court press.||
Whoa full-court press. Don't see that very often. Wisconsin looked pretty surprised too!
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Honestly I would've taken||
Honestly I would've taken being only 6 down with 7 minutes to play. We're still in this.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Have you seen Purdue's? At||
Have you seen Purdue's? At least Wisconsin's includes some girls.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||A brutal charge call....a||
A brutal charge call....a sudden barrage of Wisconsin 3's....this is starting to remind me of every other game in the Kohl Center
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I've said it before and I'll||
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Is there anything dumber than the "airball" chant??
Especially when they're still chanting it at a guy like 15 minutes after he shot it?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||If you can watch your team's||
If you can watch your team's game and root for them to lose, for any reason at all, it's time to pick another team.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||The SEC is staring down 0-3||
The SEC is staring down 0-3 at the moment. Might make the pre-game shows a little more bearable tomorrow if this result holds up!
|3 years 30 weeks ago||The announcer just pointed||
The announcer just pointed out that El Paso is a great place for a shoot-out. Indeed.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Can you imagine being a||
Can you imagine being a K-State fan watching this game and seeing the Tennessee guys do a salute after every frickin play?? I think I would've smashed the tv by the 4th quarter
|3 years 31 weeks ago||+1 for Moose Drool, great||
+1 for Moose Drool, great stuff.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Haha Robert Smith is soooo||
Haha Robert Smith is soooo pissed about the OSU suspensions. I think his head is going to literally explode if he keeps going!
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Well right away from the||
Well right away from the first post I can tell this blog is going to be a must-read. A Big 10 power poll...how creative! Forget the other 10 websites where I can find the exact same thing, I'm going here first! The author's biting sense of humor will certainly be entertaining as well. Can you imagine how much it burned Iowa fans when he told them to "stick to football"? Ouch! The deep thorough analysis he does will also really enhance my knowledge of Big 10 basketball; for instance I learned that Michigan, Indiana and Penn State will all make the NIT, which will give the Big 10 two teams in that tournament. So informative! Sure the post is littered with misspellings and grammatical errors, but I mean it was his first post so I'll cut the guy some slack. I'm sure all the time he spent on research made it impossible to do any editing. All in all, this blog looks like a sure-fire winner in my book!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Isn't it funny how when the||
Isn't it funny how when the Lions play a team without a huge national fanbase they suddenly don't have a big penalty problem anymore?? Just a coincidence I'm sure.
Anyone else wonder if the Lions would still be leading the league in penalties if they weren't playing in a division with the Packers, the Bears and Brett Favre?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||A couple I'd like to see||
A couple I'd like to see before I die but probably won't:
-A meaningful Big 10 game at Crisler where the place is packed with our fans.
-Another NCAA Regional at Yost. The last few were the best fan experiences I've ever had, hands down.
-A D-IA (or whatever the new name is) college football play-off game.
-Been mentioned many times before, but a Lions Super Bowl
-World Cup Final featuring the US.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Desmond is definitely a||
Desmond is definitely a first-teamer on the Reggie Cleveland All-Stars
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Why do you even watch||
Why do you even watch sports? Isn't the reason we watch to feel good when our team wins? Sure they still suck, we all know that. But my god man, the Lions just beat the Packers with Drew Stanton at qb, Maurice Morris at running back, and I think a hot dog vendor at cornerback..
You really aren't capable of enjoying this win for 5 minutes??
|3 years 33 weeks ago||There is a 110% chance that||
There is a 110% chance that had the roles been reversed the Lions would've gotten a pass interference and a roughing the passer on that 2nd down play.
Although this game has been pretty well-officiated, there's always a few plays that show the calls just don't go both ways for the Lions.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah I knew the golden goal||
Yeah I knew the golden goal part but do they go to a shoot-out at some point??
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Actual question: what's the||
Actual question: what's the over-time format for NCAA soccer?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Wisconsin getting 3 points||
Wisconsin getting 3 points against TCU is free money. Absolutely shocked by that line.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||It's the circle of life||
I actually think I'd rather see Clay than the other two. It's the life-cycle of Wisconsin running backs, the younger, quicker back-ups always seems more dangerous than the huge, hyped starter Back in '08 for instance I was much more worried about Clay than PJ Hill. Now the circle is complete and Clay is the heavily-hyped Heisman candidate.... and other team's fans are secretly hoping he is healthy enough to take the majority of the carries again them.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Congratulations to James||
Congratulations to James Rogers, really nice to see him have his "Sheridan against Minnesota" moment today as a senior.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Wisconsin looked dangerous on||
Wisconsin looked dangerous on those corners. Gotta make sure we don't give up cheap set pieces in our end.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I heard somewhere that Duke||
I heard somewhere that Duke has also gone to great lengths to keep students who have been drinking out of basketball games. As a result the once-legendary Cameron crowd is now a bit of a joke. Anyone know if there's any truth to that?
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I don't think it was||
I don't think it was particularly unfair, and definitely a little depressing to hear that their offense still is averaging more points than we are.
However that being said the guy is a terrible writer. Would it kill him to run a grammar check?
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Things to remember for||
Things to remember for Saturday:
-Danny Hope confronting Rodriguez after last year's game
-Danny Hope's comments about Michigan during Big 10 media days
-Even Carr hated Tiller
-Purdue basketball fans turning into a lynch mob and egging the refs into ejecting Manny Harris
I could go on all day. Without a doubt this is the athletic department, coaches, and school that I have the least respect for in the Big 10. I hope we hang 50+ on those clowns.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||"If this is Judgement Day,||
"If this is Judgement Day, the judge has just thrown Penn State in jail!"
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I'm taking the over in that||
I'm taking the over in that one...Bye is definitely going to rack up some passing yards
|3 years 42 weeks ago||...and people wonder why||
...and people wonder why nobody reads newspapers anymore....
|3 years 42 weeks ago||35-33 UM, the difference is||
35-33 UM, the difference is scoring the red zone. We force just enough FG's to outweigh the fact that they get more defensive stops in total.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||That's South Florida for||
That's South Florida for you. That arena will be 50% empty every night by midseason.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Did anyone else see them put||
Did anyone else see them put "#1 Stone Cold Sober Campus" in their ad? They are aware that the commercial will run outside of the state of Utah right?
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Well I know one guy that||
Well I know one guy that would be really happy if this game ended up happening:
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I dunno what Florida did to||
I dunno what Florida did to get dropped this week...they easily handled a pretty decent SEC team. They should still be ahead of LSU and Arkansas in the SEC pecking order.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Um....actually at the moment||
Um....actually at the moment I'm really glad we're playing Bowling Green rather than Alabama. Maybe it's just me though....
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Florida State is the perfect||
Florida State is the perfect example why there's absolutely no reason to schedule anybody decent out of conference. They went out and crushed a terrible I-AA team and still had all the morons in the media saying "look out, the 'Noles are back...now i know it was just Samford, but they looked good, blah blah blah." Then of course the next week when they play somebody good they get annihilated like always.
Now I know picking on FSU is really unfair considering they're playing Oklahoma and Florida out of conference this year, if anybody deserves to play a team like Samford it's them. But if you were FSU why on earth would you schedule a team like Oklahoma when you could just crush I-AA and Sun Belt teams and the pollsters would still love you anyway?? Their conference is awful so they still have just as much of a chance of anybody to win it, and they could be sitting there in the BCS championship game.
My point is, this is why college football needs some sort of play-off in the worst way, and Florida State should not be ranked.
(//get off my lawn)
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I remember back in 2006 when||
I remember back in 2006 when everyone else had Notre Dame winning at home Scouts Inc. said we were going to clobber them. They're usually pretty solid with their analysis.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||On the big fumble play ESPN's||
On the big fumble play ESPN's guys seemed to think Ezeh had made that play by occupying two blockers so Floyd could be a free hitter. Now obviously you, me, and my dog have more football knowledge than Matt Millen, but maybe a plus or two is in order for Ezeh there?
As always though absolutely brilliant stuff, UFR's continue to be the best thing on the internet.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Doesn't he know that trashing||
Doesn't he know that trashing Rodriguez is so last week??
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I'm fine with moving up Boise||
I'm fine with moving up Boise but I wouldn't drop Ohio State from #1. They were completely dominant...with a different coach than Tressel they might have put up Oregon-esque numbers.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||I dunno what our first play||
I dunno what our first play is going to be, but there's a damn good chance UCONN's first play will be a play-action bomb.
Luckily since Rodriguez mentioned it in a recent press conference hopefully we'll be ready for it.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||WE ARE.....||
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Here's a scary stat:||
Vogrich led the team in rebounding for the 4-game trip. Yikes.
Still, good to see them get a win out there against older, more experienced pros.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I'd put Iowa in the top 10||
I'd put Iowa in the top 10 even though I agree with Brian and others that they may be due for a fall this year. The fact is they're a team that won a BCS game and brings back a lot of their key guys, so that should count for something in a pre-season poll.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I don't want to live on this||
I don't want to live on this planet anymore...
|3 years 50 weeks ago||The BTN tweets singled him||
The BTN tweets singled him out from all the freshmen as a guy who "might help the team" this year, FWIW. Could have been because he was playing the best or just because he's Fred's son so they wanted to say something positive, tough to tell with those things.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I was just going to say the||
I was just going to say the same thing: how can "the Meth Heads" be somebody other than Iowa??
|3 years 51 weeks ago||The first game against the||
The first game against the Bears will be very interesting I think. Chicago talk-radio has been putting it in the win column all summer, although they"re pretty much putting the Super Bowl in the win column too (I've never seen a fan base so deluded by some questionable off-season moves...Mike Martz and a completely un-motivated Julius Peppers are suddenly going to put your team over the top, really???) I think it could be a decent match-up for the Lions though, yes our secondary sucks but so do the Bears receivers, and it's not like Martz is going to attempt to establish the run so our D-line should be able to tee off on Cutler. If the Lions manage to get some early points on the board and force the Bears to play from behind I think they can take it. Then again, maybe I'm the most deluded fan in the NFL to think the Lions can beat anybody on the road...I guess that's August for you!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I think people are confusing||
I think people are confusing your suggestion of going back to the Fab 5-era shorts with the bigger block "M" (which I agree with) vs. that absolute nightmare of a uniform we had in Jamal Crawford's year which had the block "M" on the actual jersey above the number.
By the way, how great is it that Jordan Dumars looks exactly like his old man?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||They do get back RB Jewel||
They do get back RB Jewel Hampton, who was going to be the starter until he was injured prior to the season last year.
Iowa is a team that really does not have a lot of holes on paper, although I agree that Stanzi is maybe a little overrated. The good news is we somehow kept it close last year on the road and maybe we won't give up 3rd and 10+ conversions every damn time this year??? Please????
|3 years 52 weeks ago||We better hope Crist||
We better hope Crist struggles because if he's competent Notre Dame's offense is going to be really tough to stop. Very few secondaries in the country (much less ours) are going to be able to match up with Floyd and Kamara (sp?) on the outside and don't forget they still have Rudolph in the middle. Plus they probably won't be shooting themselves in the foot with their playcalling as much anymore.
Of course our offense should match up well with their defense again this year, but with the game in South Bend it's going to be extremely difficult to get out of there with a win I think. All the more reason we really need to beat UCONN in the opener.
|4 years 1 day ago||Cedar is a great place. The||
Cedar is a great place. The Film Festival is fantastic too, everyone go check it out next year if you couldn't make it this year.
|4 years 4 days ago||It killed me that he used||
It killed me that he used actual video of a flyover to suggest the bear flying over Michigan Stadium. Well done sir.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Well considering these days||
Well considering these days every 2-star and up recruit has a big press conference to announce their decision I think Lebron having a one-hour special is pretty obligatory. At least the proceeds are going to charity.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Wasn't he the MVP of the game||
Wasn't he the MVP of the game the last time the Lions won on Thanksgiving??
|4 years 4 weeks ago||They should be on notice for||
They should be on notice for that dive at the end of the match today which drew the red card. Absolutely pathetic. Although you can't say Portugal didn't deserve to have something like that to happen to them after all the stunts they pulled in the last World Cup.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Truer words have never been||
Truer words have never been spoken...the MLS team names are just awful. There's got to be a middle ground between ridiculous American-style team names (Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew) and the sadly pathetic attempts at copying the big European clubs (Real Salt Lake, DC United) but most of the teams have not found it. LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire aren't bad, but the others....yeesh. All the good players in the world aren't going to make anyone respect the MLS with team names like that. At least the Tampa Bay Mutiny aren't around anymore, that one was probably the worst.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||What game were you||
What game were you watching???
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Yeah, the last one in the||
Yeah, the last one in the States made soooo much money and they like to rotate them between continents. Plus in the US you won't have to deal with headaches like building stadiums.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||The talent pool is fine,||
The talent pool is fine, probably unmatched by anyone save maybe Brazil in terms of athletic ability and population even with the competition from other sports. There are a lot of people in this country. The US soccer program just needs more time to develop, it really only started about 20 years ago. The sport is getting far more exposure than ever before on major networks and in the media. It's really only a matter of time - twenty years, tops, I would say - before the US is consistently on the Brazil/Germany/Argentina level.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||A few that I don't think have been mentioned yet:||
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. The book that the movie "Gettysburg" is based off of, very moving. Can even give you some brief feelings of sympathy for the Confederacy, at least until the next time you hear an SEC fan talk.
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. If you like thoughtful, intelligent sci-fi (and based off of the responses so far, I think a lot of you do.)
Hyperion and The Terror by Dan Simmons. Two great reads in very different genres (sci-fi and historical fiction) by one of my favorite authors.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Ugh.||
Very cool video, but a depressing reminder of how many OSU fans were at that game....
|4 years 7 weeks ago||One thing I can guarantee||
One thing I can guarantee you: While a few people reading this thread may not have gotten the Swift reference, not a single person reading that post on 11 Warriors did!!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I think the point where||
I think the point where Hunwick was just the starting goalie rather than the adorable walk-on pretty much already happened by the NCAA tournament. Both games in that tournament we didn't exactly have the greatest defensive effort in front of him and Hunwick was still very good. In my mind the job is his until he falters.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed...while the back-up||
Agreed...while the back-up was terrible in the Northwestern game by the OSU game he was playing great and is probably a better pure passer than Stanzi. Clayborn is much more indispensible to the Hawkeyes, he makes turns them from a respectable defense to an elite defense.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Strange that they have||
Strange that they have Michigan beating one of either Notre Dame or UCONN but have both of them ranked well ahead of Michigan?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Ricky Stanzi says if you||
Ricky Stanzi says if you don't like sausage, you can just get out!
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Well maybe old Bob knows||
Well maybe old Bob knows something about soccer after all. Count me as one of the Findlay-over-Ching second guessers that feels a little foolish at the moment.
I've got a big plate of crow warming up in the microwave, but I think I'm not quite ready to eat it yet. If Findlay actually plays like that in the real games I'll be happily chowing down.
As far as the starting 11 goes I always assumed that Dempsey would have to go up front in an effort to get the best 11 guys on the field, and gun to my head I'd still bet that's the case against England. I really wouldn't be shocked though he does put one of the forwards up front and moves Dempsey back. Dempsey's always seemed more comfortable in midfield and the fact that Bradley put 3 faster strikers on the roster over other deserving candidates indicates to me that pairing one of them with Altidore is what he ultimately wants to do.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Penn State ahead of Wisconsin||
Penn State ahead of Wisconsin is pretty surprising, and I have no idea why Iowa isn't in the top 10. Oklahoma at #1 is probably just to create controversy. Steele's research is second only to Brian but he's still in the business of selling magazines, so sometimes he's got to Cowherd/Bayless it up to create some buzz.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I'll give you a + 1.....but||
I'll give you a + 1.....but only for your avatar. Less than one month!!!
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Still reading the Free||
Still reading the Free Press? Why on earth were you ever reading it in the first place??
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Findley and Buddle over Ching||
Findley and Buddle over Ching is pretty shocking, I thought he (Ching) was the best player on the field for us last night. I guess the thinking was Ching's playing style is too similar to Altidore's???
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Have you ever read the||
Have you ever read the magazine before??? The only place you'll find a more complete analysis of Michigan or any team is this site right here.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Matt Leinart's house,||
Matt Leinart's house, obviously.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Does anyone know if espn3||
Does anyone know if espn3 will have all the games on demand after they are over?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Is Holden actually healthy at||
Is Holden actually healthy at this point? I thought his injury against the Netherlands was pretty severe.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||It's not just hockey, places||
It's not just hockey, places like south Florida and Phoenix are really just bad sports markets in general. So much of the population of those areas are transplants, they don't identify with the teams in their new areas. Plus there's a lot more to do than watch sports. Look at the Dolphins, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Heat...even in so-called "Southern sports" absolutely nobody cares about the local teams.
This goes double for a sport like hockey that isn't nearly as popular to begin with. The NHL needs to get the hell out of Phoenix, Nashville, Florida and Atlanta, Columbus, pretty all the Southern markets other than California and Dallas. Hockey will never succeed there. I'd say put one team in Winnipeg, maybe a team back in Quebec or Hartford and contract the rest. The NHL really needs about 4-5 less teams so the talent isn't so diluted.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Yes, think about recruiting.||
Yes, think about recruiting. It doesn't matter how good your reasons are, you can't sell your guy out. The #1 thing blue-chip recruits are looking at in a school is how that program can prepare them for the next level. If they think a coach might - for any reason, justified or not - speak negatively of them to NFL teams, then they WILL NOT attend that school. Michigan's recruiting will fall off the cliff it's already hanging over if Rodriguez gets the reputation as a coach who would be willing to do that.
Rodriguez should deny this to the death and pray the Bengals or another NFL team doesn't confirm Trent's story.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Peter King weekly column||
Peter King weekly column FAIL. Guess he should stick to just Favre, Clauson and Tebow to make sure something like this doesn't happen again!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I like how when Edsall makes||
I like how when Edsall makes folksy jokes about their receivers buying speed at KMART, their beat writers laugh it up. If Rodriguez makes a joke like that it probably triggers a month-long investigation over possible steroid-use from our beat writers. Can we trade???
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I'm guessing he has insurance||
I'm guessing he has insurance for a devastating random injury at this point in the process. Although we all know nothing bad will happen to him until he actually joins the Lions, just to get our hopes up. Then comes in the torn ACL in the first pre-season game.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Purdue played there a few||
Purdue played there a few years ago, it was actually a great game against Dan LeFevour's Chips. They won on a last second FG.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||another Perry game||
In his junior year in the Outback Bowl I believe he had 5 touchdowns plus a ton of total yards, mostly receiving. The screen passes were just unstoppable that day against the Fightin' [Name Redacted]'s.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Robertson was a great guy and||
Robertson was a great guy and gave us some solid years, so in that sense sad to see him go. But I think this is an great move depending on how much of his salary the Tigers are eating. Let's face it, that contract was an albatross and his best days are almost certainly behind him.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Do we know what time the||
Do we know what time the Sunday game is?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||It would be unfortunate to||
It would be unfortunate to play the only other team in the country just as hot as we are (North Dakota), but yeah we're certainly in no position to complain. Anybody other than North Dakota would be certainly be fantastic though.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||He might have been one of the||
He might have been one of the top 5 players in the league when he played for Schwartz in Tennessee, so I can understand why the Lions are interested. As was previously mentioned though he wasn't the same player post-suspension.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I would say that Dempsey can||
I would say that Dempsey can score goals at a World Cup level, he scored in '06, he scored against Spain and he scores in the EPL. I think putting him at forward is the best move if Davies can't go (although I love the McBride idea.)
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Hunwick actually looks pretty||
Hunwick actually looks pretty respectable tonight. Let's hope he gets his confidence up because I'm sure it will be a big difference playing on the road next week.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I think you're being a little||
I think you're being a little generous to Bradley and a little hard on Torres but otherwise solid analysis. I would've loved to have seen Holden play the whole game, just have a hope his injury isn't serious. Another injury is just the last thing we need right now.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Think any of the fringe guys||
Think any of the fringe guys helped their cause tonight? Certainly not Bornstein or Findley. Beaseley I thought was pretty decent, I'd bring him to South Africa if he stays healthy. That might've been it.
Also, Donovan out wide? Just never seems to work, I feel like he needs to be in the middle where he can get the ball more.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||It is comforting to know that||
It is comforting to know that even when we have our worst football team ever, our worst hockey team in decades, and our most disappointing basketball team in a while we can always count on demolishing Minnesota.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I think a guy that obviously||
I think a guy that obviously doesn't have the most pressure on the team but nobody's mentioned yet is Stonum. He showed some flashes last year (Notre Dame, Michigan State) but disappeared down the stretch. If our offense is going to be elite this year we need somebody to become that Manningham/Braylon type playmaker and I think Stonum is the best bet for that. Plus of course if he can't do it there's about 20 freshman wide receivers ready to try and take his place....
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Good list for the most part||
Good list for the most part and a really interesting read. Amazing how good these guys get at such early ages.
It did seem to me like there were a few too many strikers though, and definitely some guys that were there based on reputation rather than current skill level, Henry and Ballack for instance. I'd put Donovan over either of those two.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Ok....this might seem awful||
Ok....this might seem awful but I'm just going to ask anyway:
Does anyone else think they just gave that Canadian chick the bronze in figure skating because her mom died? She was pretty bad, especially compared to the two American girls.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Sasha (not going to make an||
Sasha (not going to make an attempt at his last name) looks really good so far....I'd like to see him make the team but it's getting to be a pretty crowded midfield. Casey is trying too hard, he needs to relax and stay onside.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||This is good to see...usually||
This is good to see...usually when there are city rankings in just about any category Detroit is always last. Sometimes I wonder if they even bother doing any research beforehand or just put Detroit in last automatically.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I dunno, the Barn is pretty||
I dunno, the Barn is pretty crappy. Feels really small, old and high school-ish. Granted Williams has a great atmosphere when the place is rocking, but it's not all that nice of a facility.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Obviously this team wouldn't||
Obviously this team wouldn't be anywhere without them but my goodness Sims and Harris just make the absolute worst decisions in crunch time.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Reportedly the deal includes||
Reportedly the deal includes a no-trade clause which is a little annoying but I guess he probably wouldn't veto a deadline deal to a contender.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I like that it's only a||
I like that it's only a 1-year deal, I didn't think he would go for that. Now we can always get rid of him at the deadline if we need to.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Those Daily hockey liveblogs||
Those Daily hockey liveblogs are even worse luck than the basketball liveblogs last year.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I disagree that this game was||
I disagree that this game was a positive for Crosby...he was invisible most the game and he only scored the game winner after missing an earlier shot in the shoot-out. There were several 5-6 minute stretches during the game when I wondered if he had even taken a shift, his line clearly isn't Babcock's main scoring line. Good player obviously but he just doesn't dominate the game the way Ovechkin does...I think at this point the debate over which one is better is hardly even a question anymore.
Have to say Brodeur was impressive though, neither goal was his fault and he was money in the shoot-out. I was a little surprised they chose him over Fleury but so far that choice is looking pretty good.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Good rebound by LLP||
Good rebound by LLP there....he made made some good little plays at the end here. Nice to finally win a close one.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Of the many things we're||
Of the many things we're inexplicably worse at this year, the free throw shooting decline is most disheartening I think.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Classic Big 10 reffing...one||
Classic Big 10 reffing...one controversial call goes against the home team and now every call will go against us in OT.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I was amazed with how the||
I was amazed with how the Gophers stuck to the press even when we absolutely killed it again and again in the 2nd half. Why not sit back and clog the middle...make Michigan beat you with an outside shot?? I still think Tubby is a great coach but his stubbornness cost them the game tonight.
Anyway kudos to Morris, as well as Douglass and Novak for stellar defense and rebounding. Maybe not a huge win in the grand scheme of things but I'm certainly less pessimistic about the Big Ten tournament/next season than I was before tonight.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||It's unbelievable how Big 10||
It's unbelievable how Big 10 officials get influenced by the crowd. The second the crowd gets on the refs we get an absolute flood of fouls called on Michigan. We've seriously gotten 5 in the last minute of play!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||What's the story with Sims||
What's the story with Sims sitting? Weird after he started the game, he didn't look hurt or anything.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||O/U on times CBS shows Archie||
O/U on times CBS shows Archie is currently only 4, that's pretty much free money right there.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Colts 35, Saints 17. Favre||
Colts 35, Saints 17. Favre sliced up the Saints pass defense easily and Manning is much better than Favre. Plus no chance in the hell the Colts turn it over like the Vikes did. I hate Manning and I'd love to see the Saints win, but I don't think it's going to happen.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||The "running from police"||
The "running from police" comment is really unacceptable, he should be fired for that. What's sad though is it's not really any worse than any number of things he's said over the years....I just wonder how in the world he still has a job?
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Here we go again....||
The Sportscenter guy was laughing while he was reporting the story, and at one point goes "are we really talking about this..."
Yup, it's going to be a loooooong off-season.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Honestly I thought overall we||
Honestly I thought overall we got the better of the calls slightly. We were really bumping their guards on their drives and it rarely got called.
A little frustrating that Manny got thrown out last year for the same thing that Lucas did today, and apparently according to the rules Lucas should have been tossed. It was clearly inadvertent though so think it's the right call not to throw somebody out for that. Just makes what happened to Manny that much more frustrating.
The grab at the end will never, ever be called. Great play call by Beilein though and executed perfectly by Douglass on the pass. Just bad luck it didn't go in (what else is new?)
Bottom line: If Michigan had brought the same amount of heart in all our bad losses that we did against MSU, UCONN and Kansas we would be in great position to make the tournament.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Douglass could've just laid||
Douglass could've just laid it in! Ugh.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||When the best they can say||
When the best they can say about a team in the pre-game intro is "upset-minded" you know they're going to get their asses kicked
|4 years 26 weeks ago||it would be funny if they||
it would be funny if they hadn't beaten us by about 70 points this year
|4 years 26 weeks ago||The problem with doing the||
The problem with doing the college OT system in the NFL is that the kickers are too damn good. Anything under 50 yards is pretty easy for most guys. It would just end up being a FG kick-off. Still better than what they have now though.
I like the idea of a 10-minute quarter, there's still an advantage for the team that wins the toss but not as much. The system as it is right now has to go. I hate Favre and the Vikings as much as the next guy but it's just so unfair that the game is essentially decided by a coin flip (unless Marty Morningweg is your coach!) Hopefully this game is a catalyst for changing the rule.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Ok I looked it up. From the||
Ok I looked it up. From the point when we went up 39-30 with 9 minutes left to the point when they went ahead 47-43 we were called for seven fouls, Wisconsin was called for 1. Ugh.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure Wisconsin||
I'm pretty sure Wisconsin didn't pick up a single foul from about 8 minutes left until 1 minute left (when the game was essentially over.) In that same stretch Michigan got called for around 8.
There's no point even going on the road to play a team with roughly equal talent in the Big 10, you won't win. Just save the plane fare and forfeit.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Another gift. I hate||
Another gift. I hate bitching about the refs but it's warranted tonight, I bet the fouls in the last 5 minutes were 10-2.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||That's one of the worst calls||
That's one of the worst calls I've ever seen. What's the point of even showing up on the road? You can't win in this league, they won't let you.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||we just can't buy a call||
we just can't buy a call right now, absolutely absurd. i guess that's the big 10 on the road.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Wouldn't have called that one||
Wouldn't have called that one a charge in the NBA, I can guarantee you that!
|4 years 27 weeks ago||That groan you heard was the||
That groan you heard was the entire state of West Virginia wishing they had thought of this first.
Then they went back to stuffing their faces full of pure lard:
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I am so sick of the Jared||
I am so sick of the Jared Allen love-fest. What he did off the field was easily as bad as Pac-Man or Chris Henry or any of those other guys...does anyone remember that anymore? No, instead he got traded to a contender and is now just a big lovable party animal! Funny you don't hear anyone saying that about Pac-Man, Plaxico and Braylon do you? No need to state the obvious truth as to why he gets a free pass. Just sickening.
But yes, yes, he is a damn good football player. It's going to be really tough for New Orleans to block him I think.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Well I just hope Manny hasn't||
Well I just hope Manny hasn't forgotten the incident either. He turned into Clint Eastwood at the end of the "Unforgiven" in that second game against Purdue last year. We're going to need that again this year!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Yeah I was a little||
Yeah I was a little disappointed not to get any Muppets today either. I know UCONN has been scuffling a bit, but its been too long.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Can I be the first to start||
Can I be the first to start the conspiracy theory about English players purposefully injuring our guys? Yeah I know, ridiculous, but stil....
Landon and Tim better keep their heads on a swivel!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I agree with the OP, we||
I agree with the OP, we really should cherish any last glimpse of Tebow we can get. After the draft is over we won't see him again until he appears on the inevitable "Sports Surreal Life" in 2015 with Eric Crouch, Jason White, Colt McCoy, Maurice Clarrett and Charles Rogers!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hart was always a tremendous||
Hart was always a tremendous blitz, er, picker-upper?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Truth be told I think we've||
Truth be told I think we've gotten the better of officiating tonight. I'd be pretty annoyed about a lot of these calls if I was a Hoosier fan.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Anyone else just see Sims||
Anyone else just see Sims pretty much shove Vogrich after he missed that lay-up? That's not what a freshman needs. Even if he was in the way...come on. Obviously I don't know and can't really speculate, but it really seems like they're missing Lee and Merritt from a leadership perspective this season.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||This game is absolutely||
This game is absolutely hideous. Let's give both team a loss and just end it at halftime so we can all watch Jersey Shore....
Kidding, but ugh what an ugly game.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I guarantee a chill went down||
I guarantee a chill went down the spines of everyone in attendance at that game after seeing an American score a goal like that.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Yeah ironic wording there.||
Yeah ironic wording there. "The program is under assault for, um, assault."
|4 years 30 weeks ago||This game is like one of||
This game is like one of those Buffalo Wild Wings ads, just refuses to end
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure I've never||
I'm pretty sure I've never seen that penalty before, didn't even know it existed.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I think last night was a||
I think last night was a compelling argument for why the Big 10 needs to move their schedule back later in November if they want to perform better in bowl games. Wisconsin played that late game at Hawaii this year, and they looked really sharp last night. Miami on the other hand looked rusty and out-of-sync on offense.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I think this is a good||
I think this is a good match-up for OSU actually. If Boise State was too physical in the trenches for Oregon then they're really not going to like playing the Bucks. I think this game will resemble that game a lot, Oregon's offense line gets dominated and the backs can never get anything going.
And if the post-game resembles the Boise State game... well then we're all winners.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Watching the Texas-MSU||
Watching the Texas-MSU game...anyone else getting annoyed by the clearly biased Texas PA announcer? I'm sure he wants Texas to win, but does he have to say "that's his FOURTH foul" when an MSU guy picks up a foul? It just sounds so amateur.
I know Crisler's guy sometimes does that ("basket by MANNY HARRIS") but I really hope he never stoops to this level. Makes me appreciate the PA guys at Yost and Michigan Stadium, that's how it should be done.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I believe that's one dollar||
I believe that's one dollar for every whiny interview he's given about the BCS over the years. ZING!!
Actually this year he probably should be begging to get left out of the Championship game, they're going to get absolutely creamed.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Well I know one thing I'll be||
Well I know one thing I'll be rooting for....Suh for Lions defensive line next year. Has there ever been a more obvious pick for a specific team? Good thing Millen isn't around anymore to screw it up.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Seriously...how is it that||
Seriously...how is it that every night the Big 10 Network has 3 games like Ohio State vs. Southwest Ohio Tech or Northwestern vs. Des Moines School for the Blind....and yet half of Michigan's games haven't been on any channel this year?
|4 years 34 weeks ago||The US still has just as much||
The US still has just as much chance as anyone of getting South Africa right? I feel like that's really all we can hope for, any of the other seven seeded teams are pretty much equally deadly now that France isn't going to be in the seeded pot. The African teams and the South American teams going in the same pot is unfortunate but fair, really.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I think he's right in that||
I think he's right in that Michigan's biggest and probably only advantage is OSU not quite playing at full intensity having already clinched the Rose Bowl. Not to mention the fact that they've won so many in a row in this series.
To me this game reminds me a bit of 2004. Michigan had already clinched the Rose Bowl and just never got going on the road. Hopefully the same thing happens to OSU tomorrow. Probably unlikely considering how prepared Tressel teams always seem to be in this rivalry, but we can hope right?!
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Buckeye talk radio...ah sweet||
Buckeye talk radio...ah sweet shadenfreude.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||That was a surreal||
That was a surreal segment...Fowler telling everyone to "behave", Edwards talking about Penn State playing in "College Station" and then putting on the Cougar head after Corso tossed it to him, the creepy horned frog head....just bizarre.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I have to say I'm glad||
I have to say I'm glad they're going to what they think is the best game of the week, regardless of what network the game is playing on. I remember a few years ago they were only going to ABC/ESPN games even if it clearly wasn't one of the better games of the week, they must've gotten a lot of heat over that. I think pushing their own agenda is one of ESPN's biggets problems - one of the reasons the Daulerio's of the world get readers - so I'm glad they aren't doing it here.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Is Niagra supposed to be any||
Is Niagra supposed to be any good this year?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I think it's on our||
I think it's on our D-line...Clark under pressure makes Clauson look like Drew Brees. If we get consistent pressure their offense is going nowhere.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I guess it's safe to say||
I guess it's safe to say Angry Michigan Safety-Hating God doesn't like Washington a whole lot either??
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Ah yeah wrong video link, my||
Ah yeah wrong video link, my bad. Too much youtube today!
|4 years 41 weeks ago||"Naga....Naga....Not gonna||
"Naga....Naga....Not gonna work here anymore!"
|4 years 42 weeks ago||They didn't even cover!||
They didn't even cover!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||We'll be fine....nice rebound||
We'll be fine....nice rebound game next week at home and Molk is on the mend. Other than OSU I feel really good about our chances of winning the rest of the games.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||My post had nothing to do||
My post had nothing to do with the Twins team, it was about their fans. Obviously I have nothing but respect for the way the Twins team won out down the stretch...very impressive without Morneau.
My point about the white guys is that they are who the fans always talk about as the "heart and soul of the team". The guys like Punto, Cuddyer, Kubel, Nathan, etc. I won't argue that those guys are very good players who had great stretch runs, but who's to say they don't go out and get drunk and fight with their wives? Twins fans, that's who. Because "Twins players would never do that. We're different."
So negbang away if you want, but I'm going to enjoy the shadenfreude of the Yankees massacre, just like I enjoy it when Utah, Notre Dame, Duke, or any of the other holier than thou teams gets crushed.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I'm not sure who to root for here...||
I have to say, at least Yankees fans know what they are.
Twins fans are like Packers, Jazz, Duke, Notre Dame (etc.) fans....they think they have this perfect, uncorrupted team. Lots of scrappy white guys, lots of fundamentals, lots of hustle. I know a few Twins fans, and the thing they all said after the Cabrera thing was "oh, a Twins player would never do that." Not to mention the outrage when the golden boy Joe Mauer was caught clearly stealing signs. "Oh no, you're wrong, a Twins player would never do that. We play the game the right way..." Ugh....
I think I'll enjoy the shadenfreude of the next two Yankees beatdowns.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Yup, except replace||
Yup, except replace "vulgarity" with "favored WCHA teams losing"
|4 years 42 weeks ago||So this is what it's like||
So this is what it's like when he plays sober....
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Speaking of Lebron and former||
Speaking of Lebron and former Michigan players, that was a Lebron-esque call Brady got this weekend for "roughing" the passer. Is the NFL turning into the NBA??
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Why Pam Ward won't get excited...||
Anyone remember the Cal-MSU game about about 7 or 8 years ago when Cal pulled a trick play that involved Kyle Boller catching a pass from a receiver? Well you may not remember the play, but I'm sure you can remember Pam Ward's description of the play, which instantly became a staple sound clip of talk radio shows throughout the metro Detroit area:
"HE'S THROWING THE BALL BACK TO BOLLER!!!"
Ever since then Ward has been refused to get too excited about any play no matter how improbable. I assume this was a direct order from her superiors after the widespread mocking of her call of the Boller play (which I think was one of her first games announcing.)
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I'm going with 45%, I think||
I'm going with 45%, I think their offense is a pretty good match-up for us but on the other hand their D-line might just eat us alive like they did to Penn State.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Well we were 3-9 last year,||
Well we were 3-9 last year, and they're 1-3 this year, so whether they made the schedule this year or last year it kind of makes some sense. At least there's no chance of Pam Ward, eh?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||It might've just been time||
It might've just been time for South America. I wouldn't argue with that.
On the other hand if Madrid wins then you have to figure something fishy is going on. Samarach (sp?) was very shady when he was in charge of the IOC and he's heavily involved in Madrid's bid.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I'm confused||
You've got Penn State as having played 5 games on defense. Typo or does that mean something??
Good stuff though, very informative. I don't like seeing MSU as the #1 pass offense, that doesn't bode well for this weekend.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Which was funnier...||
Weis' touchdown celebration or Lynch's flip-out??
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I think a few coaches have||
I think a few coaches have had the same thing on their shirts today. No idea what it is though.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I think I saw Tom Hammond out||
I think I saw Tom Hammond out of the field too. He looked pretty broken up.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Mallett is going to have a||
Mallett is going to have a looooong day based on the first few series. Hope he makes it out alive.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||What game are you watching?||
What game are you watching?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||You also forgot to mention||
You also forgot to mention the steroid rumors that have swirled around the program for years, coming during the combine last year. In the words of Terrell Owens: "Sometimes, when it smells like a rat, and looks like a rat...it's a rat."
Maybe when the Free Press goes out of business Rosenberg can try his luck out in LA??
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I was a little dissapointed||
I was a little dissapointed in that interception just because of how funny it would've been if Notre Dame ended up losing two weeks in a row in the exact same fashion: a last second drive set up by bad clock management and bizarre play-calling.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I almost hit it right on the||
I almost hit it right on the nose last week, so I'm feeling good about my pick this week. I think it's going to be close, I was glad to see our kicking game looked respectable last week. Have to figure we'll run the ball a little better this week too. 30-28 UM.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||8-5 w/ a bowl win||
8-5 w/ a bowl win
|4 years 47 weeks ago||W: 31-14||
|4 years 47 weeks ago||The Free Press is going to be||
The Free Press is going to be out of business soon anyway, facebook group or not. This is an identical situation to the Ann Arbor News academic story, a last-ditch effort to save the paper by going after the biggest sacred cow they could find.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Incoming West Michigan||
Incoming West Michigan superiority rant in 3, 2, 1....
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I got inordinately excited||
I got inordinately excited the other day when I realized we were close enough to game day that I could check the 10-day forecast for next Saturday. Unforunately, looking like we could have a little rain.