Adidas Invitational Update

Adidas Invitational Update

Submitted by robbyt003 on July 15th, 2012 at 12:46 PM

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/colleges/michigan/post?id=5409

It's an insider only story, but the first person they list for players that stood out is Zak Irvin.  

"He is starting to separate himself from everybody else and may be the best overall player at the adidas Invitational"

I know we are all excited about the five recruits that just stepped foot on campus, but sounds like we will be equally excited about the class of 2013 as well.  Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, and Mark Donnal seem to move up the rankings every time they update them.  While we are still unsure whether Austin Hatch will be able to play, his presence alone should provide motivation.  

1973 Michigan vs ohio highlights- The infamous 10-10 tie

1973 Michigan vs ohio highlights- The infamous 10-10 tie

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 14th, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I know I said my next video would be Michigan vs san diego state 2004, but I couldn't wait to get this one up. This is the infamous 10-10 tie from 1973. Michigan was screwed over by the big ten athletic directors who voted for ohio to the Rose Bowl.

ohio only attempted ONE pass the entire game, in the 4th quarter, which was intercepted by Michigan.

I personally am a huge advocate for Michigan recognizing and claiming 1973 as national championship. They have been recognized as national champions by the National Championship Foundation, but the university doesn't claim the title. Hopefully Dave Brandon does the right thing, and claims it.

 

OT: Paterno statue to stay for now, per ESPN

OT: Paterno statue to stay for now, per ESPN

Submitted by vablue on July 14th, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Per the below ESPN article the Paterno statue at PSU is going to stay, for now.  Personally, I think that is a huge mistake.  I have a lot of family that are big PSU fans and I understand the love for the guy.  But, I think the Trustees (ironic name in this case) is in for a bit of a shock when they realize that every televised game is going to start with them showing the statue and talking about what Joe did, or did not do.  Essentially, every time your University is put on TV it is going to be shown how they still praise a guy who at the very least enabled a child molester.  Yeah, that is just the way I would want my University represented.

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8166643/joe-paterno-statue-remain-penn-state-sources-say

 

 

James Fallows reps Mgoblog on Atlantic.com

James Fallows reps Mgoblog on Atlantic.com

Submitted by speakeasy on July 14th, 2012 at 4:27 PM

James Fallows, the excellent Atlantic writer, has been covering the state of college sports and academics this week and published a blog post consisting mostly of an email he received from an MGoBlogger, complete with a link and shout out to the blog.

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/from-a-wolverine-th…

Khalid Hill advances to finals of NFL National 7-on-7 Tourney

Khalid Hill advances to finals of NFL National 7-on-7 Tourney

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 14th, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Khalid Hill's team representing the Detroit Lions advanced to the finals of the NFL National 7-on-7 Tournament today to take on the team representing the Miami Dolphins. Congrats and good luck to Khalid. Nice to see the kid get some of the spotlight with Shane Morris and Jourdan Lewis not participating in the event.

Tom Adden @tadden7

‪#NFLHSPD @MiamiDolphins will play @detroitlionsnfl in the high school player development finals here @nflcolts facility

Chris Floyd venting over twitter

Chris Floyd venting over twitter

Submitted by Leaders And Best on July 14th, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Tremendous just retweeted this twitter diatribe by former player Chris Floyd. I am going to reserve judgment until the full story comes out, but I just don't get this.  In the last couple years, we've had similar rants demanding a job for Corwin Brown on the new staff (clearly the AD knew what they were doing), scholarships for relatives (i.e. Braylon Edwards), and ex-players injecting themselves into the head coach search process. I appreciate everything these guys did for the program and university, but this just seems a bit much.

Chris Floyd @cmikeflo

Moved back to Ann Arbor from DC 3months ago because I was promised a job in the Athletic Department.....

Chris Floyd @cmikeflo

I am a former student athlete and National Champion

Chris Floyd @cmikeflo

After a promise and 3 months of waiting and interviewing and waiting more, they go and hire someone else....Leaders and Best? SMH

Chris Floyd @cmikeflo

Still, My loyalty is with Michigan. I'll always support one of my favorite people, Coach Hoke any way I can....

Chris Floyd @cmikeflo

There is a serious disconnect between the athletic department and the athletic alumni and they wonder why we don't come back or give back!

 

Norman Sas, Inventor of Electic Football and Father of the Unforgettable Buzz, is dead at 87

Norman Sas, Inventor of Electic Football and Father of the Unforgettable Buzz, is dead at 87

Submitted by jdog on July 14th, 2012 at 10:28 AM

For those of you too young to remember (or even be aware of) electric football, it was a pre-video age, mechanical football game that "transformed a vibrating sheet of metal into a thrilling and sometimes exasperating tabletop game." 

 

Mr. Shores said Mr. Sas may have also been drawn to football because of one of the frustrations of the technology:  the vibrations tended to steer figures unpredictably, often into clumps that resembled a pileup at the end of a football play.  The unpredictability--and the effort to mitigate it--came to define electric football as much as its tiny felt footballs, which were easily lost between sofa cushions.

 

Electic football was characterized by lineman rotating in tight circles, players unexpectedly running out of bounds or dropping the ball for no reason, and defensive players unable to find--, or too slow to catch--, the player with the ball.  Its ongoing influence is known to anyone familiar with Notre Dame football. 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/business/norman-sas-inventor-of-electric-football-dies-at-87.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries

 

Dymonte Thomas in NFL 7v7 Tourney

Dymonte Thomas in NFL 7v7 Tourney

Submitted by RakeFight on July 13th, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I can't decide which 2013 recruit that I'm most looking forward to wearing the winged helmet, but S Dymonte Thomas is up there, and we haven't heard much about him recently.  He's competing in a national 7v7 tournament in Indianapolis this weekend, and here's an article with some praise.  Also includes a positive shout out to Khalid Hill.  Link?  Link.

Dymonte Thomas at Marlington