Scouting Report: Da'Shawn Hand

Scouting Report: Da'Shawn Hand

Submitted by Magnus on February 16th, 2013 at 10:23 AM

As I go through the positions for scouting reports each week, I reached defensive end . . . and I figured I would start off the DE position with everyone's favorite recruit, Da'Shawn Hand.  Since Michigan is in his top five, he's a legitimate player for Michigan fans to follow.  It's hard to imagine anyone beating him out for the #1 spot in 2014.  The kid is a beast, and he supposedly spent quite a bit of time playing nose guard because that's where his team needed him, so he's versatile and a team-first guy.

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2013/02/scouting-report-dashawn-hand…

OT: woman pulled over because OHIO sticker looks like drug symbol

OT: woman pulled over because OHIO sticker looks like drug symbol

Submitted by team126 on February 15th, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Jonas-Boggioni and her husband, Giorgio Boggioni, 66, of Plano, Texas, were driving home through Tennessee from Columbus, Ohio, where they had attended a funeral for Jonas-Boggioni's mother.

The two were pulled over a few miles east of Memphis, along I-40, and were greeted by a pair of black SUVs containing officers wearing "body armor and guns," Jonas-Boggioni told Joe Blundo of The Columbus Dispatch.

"What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?" one of the officers asked.

 

Link:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/02/15/ohio-state-fan-pulled-over-sticker-confused-for-marijuana/1923475/

 

Michael Ferns and #Project135

Michael Ferns and #Project135

Submitted by Son of Lloyd Brady on February 15th, 2013 at 7:02 PM

 

The speculation is over as Micheal Ferns has revealed the news everyone was speculating about yesterday. It may have been blown out of proportion by unrealistic expectations but still a pretty cool idea IMO.
 
 

The colors look a little off because of my camera, trust me when they’re right on #Project135pic.twitter.com/XqTbunVh

10:54 PM - 15 Feb 13 from Richland, OH, United States
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OT: Help former player with his research project

OT: Help former player with his research project

Submitted by notYOURmom on February 15th, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Hello mgbloggers:

I have in my research class a former Wolverine football player who is doing a project on fan reactions to alternative uniforms.  Could you help him by answering a few questions on this wikisurvey?  The wikisurvey format asks you to choose between two alternative statements based on which you agree with more strongly.  You can answer as many or as few questions as you like, and quit anytime you tire of the task.  Click the link below.

He writes:

Michigan football fans and players, you are welcome to answer as few or as many questions as you would like, and quit anytime. The purpose of this survey is to gain insight as to your preferences for the alternate jerseys that we have used for the Outback Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Under the Lights game, Alabama game, and the MSU away game.

 

http://www.allourideas.org/umich

 

He does not have enough points to start a thread himself; thanks for helping him!

 

Edited to add:  the survey engine keeps putting up pairs until you decide you are ready to stop - it doesn't have a fixed number of questions and will not ever tell you "that's all folks".  So just stop anytime BEFORE you are feeling like you've done too much.  

Gopher student section very audible "F*ck Bo Ryan" chant, most despised?

Gopher student section very audible "F*ck Bo Ryan" chant, most despised?

Submitted by iawolve on February 15th, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I was watching Wisc gag away their game last night wondering how in the hell this same team shot so well against us while going something like 11 minutes without a FG in the second half when I heard a very audible "F*ck Bo Ryan" chant coming from the what I assume was the student section in The Barn. Admittedly, it is kind of catchy, easy to dance to and was pretty clearly heard so I assume there were many, many people participating. 

This got me to thinking. It takes a special kind of coach to get the opposing fans worked up enough for a large scale eff-you chant. I can't imagine Beilein getting the same treatment or Matta or basically the rest of the B1G coaches (maybe Izzo, not sure), but Ryan obviously got the Gopher fans going, is not popular on this board and was ranked most hated bball coach in an informal poll of some fans for other B1G teams.

Would you put Ryan as most hated bball coach? Who ranks right behind him? 

Chengelis Article on Fitz's Injury

Chengelis Article on Fitz's Injury

Submitted by MGoBrewMom on February 15th, 2013 at 1:15 AM
More good work from Angelique, and a good read IMO. I have not seen a lot written about that day, just saw his foot on backwards. Detroit News Link http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130215/SPORTS0201/302150342/1131/s… Forgive me if I failed to do this correctly. It is my first attempt to start a thread.

YouTube problem (Response from ZEFR) EDIT: We're screwed. We're all screwed.

YouTube problem (Response from ZEFR) EDIT: We're screwed. We're all screwed.

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on February 14th, 2013 at 9:36 PM

I have some great news regarding the thread posted yesterday by WolverineHistorian. I emailed the guy who made the claims on my videos and this is what his supervisor had to say to me-

Hi Mike WolverineDevotee,

 
My name is Chris Marshall and I am a Content Manager here at ZEFR (movieclips is a small branch of our company), managing our relationship with T3 Media, the legal owner of premium footage and licensing for Big Ten Basketball and Football. I wanted to follow up with you in regards to your question on copyright claims on your video.  T3's corporate policy across the board states that the allowance granted to outlets like yourself to upload Big Ten Basketball and/or Football content to your YouTube channels does not allow for claiming ownership on or monetizing content.  T3 alone reserves the right to claim the content they own.  
 
I understand its a bit confusing as the ZEFR name shows up as the claimant of the content, but in reality, the claim is made on behalf of T3, the rightful owner of that content.  The claims made against your channel do not harm your channel in any way.
 
If you have a question about a specific video, or have any other questions at all, please let me know.  I would be happy to answer. 
 
I then emailed him back and asked him about us (WH, goblue16, Thorin and myself) who post highlight videos, if we would be able to continue to do it. And that we are not YouTube partners and making money off of our videos-
 
Yes you will be able to continue to post clips.  T3 may claim them and monetize, meaning ads will appear, but your clips will not be removed from YouTube.  If that ever happens let me know, as clips and highlights should not be blocked or taken down.
 
So it appears that we can continue our hobbies and continue posting videos. It may take awhile to rebuild and reupload videos but they will be fine.
 
This really is a huge relief for myself being that I spent over $500 on future projects for YouTube, getting video highlights and audio from non-televised games from the 70s. As I'm sure it is for guys like Thorin who has mgovideo and WH who has spent countless hours editing, chopping and uploading for our enjoyment.  

 

OT - Who you got? Dan Roushar a candidate for Saints (NFL) RBs coach gig

OT - Who you got? Dan Roushar a candidate for Saints (NFL) RBs coach gig

Submitted by Butterfield on February 14th, 2013 at 4:57 PM

MSU OC Dan Roushar, whose game plans are less innovative than Kleenex, is one of three candidates for the New Orleans Saints Running Backs Coach position.  Let's hope either of the other two candidates, former KSU HC Ron Price or ex-NFLer Maurice Carthon get the job.  If Roushar is hired, MSU is the clear winner. 

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130214/SPORTS0202/302140436/1004/sports/MSU-offensive-coordinator-Dan-Roushar-to-interview-with-Saints 

OT - CYO Philly ends 11 year old girl's football career

OT - CYO Philly ends 11 year old girl's football career

Submitted by Blazefire on February 14th, 2013 at 9:50 AM

So, I'll get to the link really quickly here, so you all have a chance to read it.

CYO Philly tells 11 year old, only girl in program, football is "boys only".

This has been rehashed several times now, but I feel that it never really comes to a clear answer, in part because of some extenuating circumstance (the girl only plays kicker, and has a no contact rule for her, opposing players complained, etc). In this case, this 5th grade girl, pretty good sized at over 5 feet and 110lbs, plays defensive end and is evidently pretty darn good at it.

Where does everyone come down on this issue. I think it's stupid to ban her for the following reasons.

1. CYO's have women's locker room facilities available. She can dress and then they can hold pre-game meetings in one of the facility's multi-purpose rooms, no problem.

2. She's playing defensive end. She's not asking for any special treatment. She wants to hit, and be hit.

3. At the 5th grade level, the girls are often BIGGER than the boys. This is not a safety concern right now.

4. There is not enough girl's interest in football to start a girl's only league,

The nature of football as a contact sport is such that if you are small and weak enough to get seriously hurt playing it, you're gonna be too small and weak to actually see the field. Let her play until puberty takes over and she can't compete well enough to keep her spot.  That will happen long before there's an injury risk more appreciable than for any other player.