ESPN 1000 Radio: Adam Schefter

ESPN 1000 Radio: Adam Schefter

Submitted by Michigan4Life on February 8th, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Apparently, I've been told that they were talking about Super Bowl odds for next season(assuming that there is one). Schefter said I would not pick either of those teams, and they asked who he would predict.  He paused for a good 10 seconds and said the DETROIT LIONS!

 

Interesting, nonethless. I can see it if the Lions can draft well once again and other players progressing.  If Stafford can stay healthy, I can see that happening. After all, the Lions beat the Super Bowl Champion with a 3rd string QB(Stanton) starting for them.

OT: Kansas uses senior citizens to make sure athletes go to class

OT: Kansas uses senior citizens to make sure athletes go to class

Submitted by Blue_Sox on February 8th, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Interesting--and somewhat humorous--article from the Wall Street Journal about a new wrinkle to a pretty widely used strategy. I hadn't heard of this before, but athletic departments have long paid other students to follow around student-athletes to make sure they attend class. Problem with this is students can be rather impressionable when dealing with peers:

Case in point: former Jayhawk star Greg Ostertag ended up marrying one of the female students that had been hired to spy on him his freshman year. 

So now Kansas has turned to senior citizens to be on patrol and monitor with more of an iron fist. This has not been a flawless system either:

Being an elderly class checker does have some downsides. Senior moments can be inconvenient: Jerry Robinson, a 67-year-old retired child psychologist, says he has waited for hours outside eerily quiet classrooms only to realize later he was in the wrong building or had confused the days of the week.

There is also some debate over whether this is the best use of AD resources. Pretty interesting read overall. Anyone know if Michigan has a class-checking system like this? 

EDIT: Crap. I read the front page article earlier, but I guess I missed Brian linking this in the "Etc." section. Mods, delete please.

OT: Chrysler commercial blasted

OT: Chrysler commercial blasted

Submitted by KrisGoBlue on February 7th, 2011 at 10:02 PM

A conservative collumnist (not taking any political stance myself, merely stating his) sat in for Rush Limbaugh today, on his radio show, and his this to say, about it, and Detroit itself.

 

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110207/METRO/102070426/1361/Chrysler-s-Eminem-ad-zinged-on-Rush-Limbaugh-show

 

Good to see some things never change....

OT: Super Bowl streams?

OT: Super Bowl streams?

Submitted by XxNoRemorsExX on February 6th, 2011 at 5:39 PM

With the recent crack down of the sports streaming sites it might be difficult to find I imagine.  Does anyone know of any sites streaming the game?  I am going to miss the first half thanks to work and the crew following me will miss the whole thing unless we can find one.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

I've already tried all the (new) usual suspects.  (atdhenet.tv , channelsurfing.co, etc....)  We can't do p2p streams at work either.

OT: Pro Football HoF Announcement

OT: Pro Football HoF Announcement

Submitted by MGoShoe on February 5th, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Airing on the NFL Network.

Finalists:

  1. Jerome Bettis– Running Back – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Tim Brown – Wide Receiver/Kick Returner – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Cris Carter – Wide Receiver – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
  4. Dermontti Dawson– Center – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
  5. Richard Dent – Defensive End – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
  6. Chris Doleman– Defensive End/Linebacker – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
  7. Marshall Faulk – Running Back – 1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams
  8. Charles Haley – Defensive End/Linebacker – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
  9. *Chris Hanburger– Linebacker – 1965-1978 Washington Redskins
  10. Cortez Kennedy– Defensive Tackle – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
  11. Curtis Martin – Running Back – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets
  12. Andre Reed – Wide Receiver – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
  13. *Les Richter – Linebacker – 1954-1962 Los Angeles Rams
  14. Willie Roaf– Tackle – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs
  15. Ed Sabol– Founder/President/Chairman – 1964-1995 NFL Films
  16. Deion Sanders – Cornerback/Kick Returner/Punt Returner – 1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens
  17. Shannon Sharpe – Tight End – 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens

* Senior Candidates

First cut:

  1. Demontti Dawson
  2. Richard Dent
  3. Marshall Faulk
  4. Cortez Kennedy
  5. Curtis Martin
  6. Andre Reed
  7. Willie Roaf
  8. Ed Sabol
  9. Deion Sanders
  10. Shannon Sharpe

Second cut:

  1. Richard Dent
  2. Marshall Faulk
  3. Ed Sabol
  4. Deion Sanders
  5. Shannon Sharpe

2011 HoF Selectees:

  1. Richard Dent
  2. Marshall Faulk
  3. Chris Hanburger (Senior Candidate)
  4. Les Richter (Senior Candidate)
  5. Ed Sabol
  6. Deion Sanders
  7. Shannon Sharpe

On a personal note, I'm really happy to see one of the greatest Redskins of all time, Chris Hanburger, receive this recognition. The man was a beast MLB and a 9 time pro bowler. He was my football hero when I was a little boy growing up in Northern Virginia.

#12 Michigan Wrestling smashes #6 Wisconsin

#12 Michigan Wrestling smashes #6 Wisconsin

Submitted by MichFan1997 on February 5th, 2011 at 1:03 AM
174 -- Justin Zeerip (U-M) dec. #12 Ben Jordan, 2-1 U-M, 3-0
184 -- #3 Travis Rutt (UW) dec. Hunter Collins, 6-3 Tie, 3-3
197 -- #2 Trevor Brandvold (UW) dec. #10 Anthony Biondo, 4-1 UW, 6-3
Hwt -- #10 Ben Apland (U-M) dec. #11 Eric Bugenhagen, 5-2 Tie, 6-6
125 -- Sean Boyle (U-M) dec. Tom Kelliher, 3-1 U-M, 9-6
133 -- #3 Tyler Graff (UW) dec. Zac Stevens, 8-5 Tie, 9-9
141 -- #1 Kellen Russell (U-M) major dec. Shane McQuade, 10-2 U-M, 13-9
149 -- Eric Grajales (U-M) major dec. Shawn Perry, 11-3 U-M, 17-9
157 - #20 Brandon Zeerip (U-M) pinned Kalvin York, 4:40 U-M, 23-9
165 --#19 Dan Yates (U-M) dec. Ben Cox, 6-0 U-M, 26-9

Michigan is now 10-2 on the year at 5-0 in the B10. Three more tough as hell matches with Penn State, Iowa, and Minnesota followed by a should be win over MSU. Looking good boys!