Wow. Even though I never really read TSN much, it is still kind of sad to see a publication that old close it's doors. Just a sign of the times I suppose seeing as how Borders Books store (an Ann Arbor based company) closed it's doors last year and now the print magazines are starting to go by the wayside.
Further to the Mathlete's post, here's another way to look at luck this CFB season, per Football Outsiders:
unluckiest teams: http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8720311/michigan…
both links are $. so a quick summary - luckiest team was OHIO, followed by LSU and Stanford. ND came in at 5. Unluckiest was our beloved spartans, followed by okla st. and michigan.
Looks like Braylon is headed back to the Jets. Good luck to him and kind of amusing considering he called members of the Jets organization "idiots" just a week ago.
An eyewitness at the crash scene is reporting that the driver Josh Brent had to be coerced into pulling his "friend" from the burning wreck:
"I didn't know Jerry in life. I never heard of him, I didn't know who he was," McWilliams added. "But I want people to understand that Josh Brent is not a hero. I keep hearing reports of how he was there to pull his friend from the fire, but he had to be coerced and pushed and begged and pleaded to get his friend out of the fire. And when he pulled him out, he just left him in the street. He didn't tell him 'Hang in there, help is on the way'. Nothing. He just left him there and I want the magnitude of that to be understood."
This report was made public shortly after the mother of Jerry Brown announced she wanted Josh Brent to sit with her at her son's funeral. I cannot imagine how on earth that could possibly take place now.
Some of these pictures are pretty funny, and the feature also includes our own Brady Hoke:
Congrats to Taylor Lewan for being named to another All-America first team, this time AP. From mgoblue.com release:
University of Michigan football senior/junior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) was named today (Tuesday, Dec. 11) to the 2012 Associated Press All-America first team.
Lewan continues to receive accolades for his play in 2012. The Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and an All-Big Ten first team choice by the league's coaches and media, Lewan also was named to the All-America first team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, ESPN.com and Athlon Sports and second team by CBSSports.com.
See this AP page for the full list.
All of those empty seats we saw in a large number of non-Big House games this year were no mirage. College football attendance is at its lowest levels since 2003. It also seems that our students are not alone with respect to their attendance "issues" of the last few years.
I also thought this piece was relevant in view of yesterday's PSD increases noted on an Mgoboard thread.
Five of the six BCS conferences reported attendance decreases, and per al.comreporter Jon Solomon, the only exception -- the Pac-12 -- was an exception only because Cal left its temporary limited-capacity stadium setup in 2011 for its newly renovated Memorial Stadium.
Note - this was not OT because BIG football was discussed.
I guess this is on the up and up, but it seems strange unless Ark AD Jeff Long and Bret have known each other for a while. I am not sure on that one. I can't imagine Hoke sending a similar note or even considering that fact he should send a note to an AD in a different conference who has fired a coach. FWIW, Long mentioned the note when he annouced Bielema as the HC so it clearly had an impact on him getting a new job.