The Blockhams in "THERAPY, DAY ONE"

The Blockhams in "THERAPY, DAY ONE"

Submitted by Six Zero on June 12th, 2012 at 1:20 PM

THERAPY, DAY ONE

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For How bad is your fanaticism of Michigan sports?  Does it warrant professional psychiatric help like the devotion of Tom Blockham?  When I started writing this I tried to consider the type of questions that a shrink might pose to such a patient, and tried to be honest with my own answers as well.  I invite you to do the same as Mr. Blockham visits the couch for the next few episodes to analyze his devotion to Michigan.

Tom's reclamation continues on Thursday.  Don't miss it.

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OT: SCF Gm 6 Open Thread

OT: SCF Gm 6 Open Thread

Submitted by Sambojangles on June 11th, 2012 at 9:44 PM

LA is up 4-0 in the 2nd. If they hold on for the win, they will become the first team to clinch the Cup at home since 2007.

No M alumni currently playing for LA, unfortunately, so no new Wolverines will get their name on the cup. Jack Johnson has to be pissed he was traded to Columbus, even more than he was before.

EDIT: It's final, LA wins the game 6-1, the series 4-2, and clinches the first Stanley Cup in the history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise.

Euro 2012 - day four open thread

Euro 2012 - day four open thread

Submitted by snarling wolverine on June 11th, 2012 at 12:02 PM

France vs. England right now, with Ukraine vs. Sweden later.

Great matchup of the cross-Channel rivals today, who are the two favorites in Group D.  A pet peeve: announcers always say England has had "46 years of misery."  But obviously, they weren't miserable immediately after 1966, when they won it all.  It should be more like 42 years.

French Open final - Djokovic vs. Nadal

French Open final - Djokovic vs. Nadal

Submitted by snarling wolverine on June 10th, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Djokovic is going for history (a career Grand Slam, plus four GS titles in a row) but he's up against the king of clay, Nadal, going for his seventh French title.  

Nadal won the first two sets (interrupted by a rain delay) but Djokovic just won the third.  Comeback in the making?

Congratulations to Craig Forys - Steeplechase Nat'l Runner-up!!

Congratulations to Craig Forys - Steeplechase Nat'l Runner-up!!

Submitted by Born Blue on June 9th, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Craig Forys, Sr distance runner for the Michigan Men's T&F team completed a thrilling race running 8:40.66 to finish second in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Des Moines, IA!  Great job and congratulations on a guty race and fabulous career!  Outstanding Michigan Man!!

Sam Mikulak: One Step Closer to the Olympics

Sam Mikulak: One Step Closer to the Olympics

Submitted by Michigasling on June 9th, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Less than a year after breaking both ankles in competition, Michigan gymnast Sam Mikulak is in third place going into the finals of the 2012 national gymnastics competition, which airs today on NBC at 1:00 pm Eastern. As many of you know, Mikulak was 2011 NCAA National All-Around Champion as a freshman, and even after his major injuries managed to win the 2012 NCAA title in high bar. Last year’s U.S. national champion, Danell Leyva, is currently in first place (Mikulak was unable to compete in last year’s nationals because of the injuries), and 2011 world team bronze medalist John Orozco is currently in second.

Michigan freshman and last year’s junior national champion Adrian de los Angeles placed 18th overall in Day 1, and Michigan senior Syque Caesar is already set for the Olympics, competing for Bangladesh.

Links: Freep  (sorry -- only Mikulak feature I could find) and USA Gymnastics.

The highest combined scores from this championship and the U.S. Olympic trials held later this month will determine one member of the Olympic Team, after which the other four team members will be determined by committee. 

Don't be distressed if you see him in a red uni.  That's one of the uniforms for US national team (he's already a member).  Maybe today they'll wear the blue.   

UPDATE: One step closer to the Olympics.   Finishes Nationals in third.  With the smaller Olympics teams this year, not much room for specialists, so Sam's amazing consistency over the two-day competition is a major plus.  Based on today's performances, the U.S. men's team should be a serious contender in London.