OT - Will the Pistons make the NBA finals this decade?

OT - Will the Pistons make the NBA finals this decade?

Submitted by GoBlogSparty on May 13th, 2010 at 9:49 AM

What are everybody's thoughts on the current debacle that is the Detroit Pistons? In a way this team reminds me of the 2001 Pistons (veterans on the team that can possibly be replaced by younger players).
The only difference (and reason why I feel they won't make a run) is that it's a completely different Eastern Conference. Back in the early 2000s, the only legitimate threat in the East were the NJ Nets. Indiana occassionally reared its head. Both teams were relatively vulnerable.

We will see after this off-season but if the big 3 (Lebron, Wade, Bosh) get added to legitimate rosters in the East, it'll be tough to get past them.

Orlando has already established themselves as the guardians of the Eastern Conference for the next couple of years.

Thoughts?

OT: Eminem and Jay Z Concert @ Comerica Sept 2

OT: Eminem and Jay Z Concert @ Comerica Sept 2

Submitted by Rico616 on May 12th, 2010 at 8:18 PM

So announced a few minutes ago on ESPN Tigers-Yankees game, Eminem and Jay Z will be doing two shows, one in Detroit @CoPa Sept 2nd and one in NYC @Yankee Stadium Sept 13th. Eminem will headline Detroit and Jay Z headline NYC.

Should easily sell out as Jay Z and Eminem are easily the two biggest acts in Hip Hop. I might have to look into getting tickets as long as they dont get too crazy with the ticket prices!

Charleston, SC wants the Buckeyes to go back to Ohio!

Charleston, SC wants the Buckeyes to go back to Ohio!

Submitted by jcgary on May 12th, 2010 at 7:56 PM

My brother who lives in Charleston, SC and is a huge Michigan fan texted me this article from the Charleston City Paper the other day. 

The "Lowcountry," which Charlestonians refer to their area as, wants the Buckeyes to go back to Ohio. 

I found this article very entertaining and thought I would share it with you all.  I enjoyed the buckeye comments at the end of the article as well. 

Enjoy!

http://tiny.cc/v4cog

OT: Help the Bedford Mules and the Saline Hornets

OT: Help the Bedford Mules and the Saline Hornets

Submitted by RedWing19 on May 12th, 2010 at 7:55 PM
We both need your help in the Pepsi Refresh Challange. Bedford in in the top 10 the the 250K category and Saline in top 50 for the 25k category. If Bedford wins in May they will build a weight room and the first ever wrestling room. Saline will beef up their science and tech program if they win in May. Lets support our local schools and show support from the best damn college blog in the USA. Simply click on the links. Vote once per day from every email you own. Thanks you very much and go blue! www.refresheverything.com/mulemuscle www.refresheverything.com/salineprojectleadtheway

In case you didn't see it last time

In case you didn't see it last time

Submitted by UMxWolverines on May 12th, 2010 at 3:10 PM

I posted this once before, but just incase you didn't see it or vote, I'm gonna post it again.

I go to Bedford High School in Temperance, MI. Currently we're trying to build a new weight room and convert the old one into a wrestling room. Currently we don't have a wrestling room, and the wrestlers are forced to practice in a locker room. Plus our district has a multi-millon dollar debt and this project will cost $350,000. Just wondering if anyone here would like to vote for our school to get $250,000 from Pepsi. Please, your votes are much appreciated! We were in 13th place yesterday at midnight, now we're in 11th!

edit: 10th place since I posted this thread!

YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY! Please vote as much as possible.!Use all your email accounts, plus you can vote once by connecting with facebook. Thank you to all!

http://www.refresheverything.com/mulemuscle

DiCaprio wearing the Block M

DiCaprio wearing the Block M

Submitted by UMdad on May 12th, 2010 at 2:58 PM

I am not a big celeb follower so I don't know if he does this often, but apparently Leonardo DiCaprio was wearing the block M cap at the iron man opening.  http://www.showbizspy.com/wp-content/gallery/leodic/ctr-000031.jpg

Don't ask me how I came upon this, it was a yahoo link.

Love to see random people in Michigan, Lions, Tigers, etc. hats

Meta: anyone having problems with mobile posting?

Meta: anyone having problems with mobile posting?

Submitted by M-Wolverine on May 12th, 2010 at 10:45 AM
Maybe a catch all place for issues, but I've noticed since the switchover, I can't get spaces to appear to make paragraphs no matter how many times I hit return. And there's no choice between the old HTML or new, so it's just type into ridiculously long paragraphs. Embedding thusly is now a lost cause away from the computer. Anybody else having this or other problems? (Note there were 3 returns between that last sentence and the one before it).

Semi-OT: Most dominating sports performances

Semi-OT: Most dominating sports performances

Submitted by JeepinBen on May 12th, 2010 at 10:19 AM

So, recently we've seen a lot of domination in sports. The NBA had 3 second round sweeps with the Magic obliterating the Hawks, the Cavs got owned by Boston last night, the Blackhawks completely out-played the Canucks in game 6, there was a perfect game in baseball, Halak has owned the NHL playoffs recently, etc.

Got me thinking, what's the most dominating sports performance you remember? Can be series long, game, inning, whatever, scoreboard, style of play, etc. Something that gave me a "He's playing like a man among boys" feeling. A couple off the top of my head:

 

Michigan vs ND 2006 47-21

U of M's defense vs. Penn State 2006. Even though we weren't scoring, i remember thinking, no way we lose this game, this is a crushing D

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An Ali fight i saw on ESPNClassic a while ago - he used his right hand twice in the 7 round fight. got a 10 second knockdown in the 4th, and a KO in the 7th

The '85 Bears defense. Scores in the playoffs? 21-0, 24-0, 41-10. They gave up 10 points in 3 games on their way to the Superbowl. Anyone know a scarier man in glasses than Mike Singletary?

Your favorites?

(Semi-OT because some of these might be michigan sports)