OT: IIHF 2015 WC Semi Final (USA vs Russia)

OT: IIHF 2015 WC Semi Final (USA vs Russia)

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on May 16th, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Semi Final game from Czech Republic. USA beat Russia 4-2 in round robin play, winner will face Canada in Gold Medal Game.

Dylan Larkin is playing 3-4th line minutes but looking like he belongs against some elite NHL talent in this tournament.

Live Stream on NBCSports LiveExtra. 

"Bo's Lasting Lessons" Revisited

"Bo's Lasting Lessons" Revisited

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on January 19th, 2015 at 10:36 PM

Over the past week during a vacation I re-read "Bo's Lasting Lessons" I hadn't read it in probably 5+ years.  If you haven't read it I think I wouldn't be alone in reccomending it.  If you have read it, but like me its been years I hope this will encourage you to pick it back up. 

I was struck by how certain names that are very relevant today were picked out of a distinguished crowd by Bo almost a decade ago. Below are a couple short clips that stood out:

Brad Bates

"Today Brad bates is the athletic director at Miami of Ohio- and they love him, there, too. They love him! He's done a marvelous job, and I'm sure you'l be hearing his name wherever a big job opens up. I would not be surprised if he becomes Michiagan's athletic director down the road. If he doesn't, it'll be our loss."

Jim Hackett

"Years later, Jimmy told me he leared a lot from that meeting, that you can have a tremendous impact as a leader just by taking a little time. Your people have to know that their value to you and your organization is not determined just by what they do, but by who they are. I cant make it any clearer than that."

Jim Harbaugh

"Jim ended up being twice as good, in my book, as the Golden Arm- Harbaugh was the Big Ten MVP his senior year, beating the other guy by a mile- and Jim's teammates liked him. Maybe Harbaugh didn't have half the arm of the Golden Boy, but he had twice the brains and ten times the heart. Give me those specs, anyday."

Jerry Hanlon 

(Jerry's words in response to a question from Jim Harbaugh "what kind of team will we have next year') "Jim, come back in twenty years, and I'll tell you. Only then will we know how you and your classmates turned out. Did you get good jobs? Are you hardworking and honest? Were you good husbands and fathers? Did you contribute to your community? Did you make the world a better place?"

 

I couldn't believe how well this book held up in the quick changing sports landscape.  It shows how much character Bo saw in these individuals and how much they learned and valued their time at Michigan.  (I know cool story bro).

WJC: Dylan Larkin 2nd straight POG

WJC: Dylan Larkin 2nd straight POG

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on December 29th, 2014 at 10:15 PM

For the second straight day Dylan Larkin was named the player of the game for Team USA. Had an assist on the opening goal by Sonny Milano then added a goal of his own to make the game 2-0.

USA went on to win 3-0 and remain in 2nd place (8 pts) behind Canada (9pts).  USA will play Canada in what should be a preview of the finals in Montreal on Dec. 31st at 4:00pm.  

Congrats to Dylan on what is quickly becoming a very impressive WJC for him. 

NCAA: Senior QB Class Schedule "Student" Athletes

NCAA: Senior QB Class Schedule "Student" Athletes

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on August 1st, 2014 at 11:24 AM

SBNation recently published an article on Marcus Mariota (Oregon) who will be taking two classes this fall during his senior football season; Golf and Yoga. This follows the trend of Matt Leinart who during his senior season took Ballroom Dancing, Denis Dixon (Oregon) who took billards, and the best of the bunch Tim Tebow (Florida) who took a single 1 credit Senior Seminar class. Tebow's class happened to conflict with Florida's Tuesday afternoon practice so he never actually attended the class, he simply "worked something out with the professor." Matt Ryan (Boston College) and Colt Brennan (Hawai'i) also had similar senior class loads.  Leinart, Dixon,Tebow, Brennan, and Ryan were able to go a combined 56-10  during their senior seasons. 

Now it should be pointed out that Mariota, Leinart, and Tebow all worked hard thier first three years and were set to graduate so it was just a matter of staying elgible their final semester. But I don't understand how the NCAA can continue the facade of "student-athlete" when you have some of the most high profile football players barely (if ever) seeing a classroom their final semester. 

Finally, it is worth pointing out the opposite side, DEVIN GARDNER! Who completed his bachelors degree in three years, and is on pace to complete his Masters in Social Work in his 5 years at Michigan.  

Marcus Mariota article: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/7/28/5945363/marcus-mario…

Tim Tebow NYTimes Q&A: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/the-quad-qa-tim-tebow-2/?_p…

Denis Dixon/Ryan/ Brennan Article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/sports/ncaafootball/01football.html?_…

OT: Detroit CC Hockey player Matt Sorisho Moves Legs

OT: Detroit CC Hockey player Matt Sorisho Moves Legs

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on January 29th, 2014 at 6:08 PM

With the help of a fimilar face to Michigan fans, Matt Sorisho is making real progress after being paralized in mid-October.

If you are unfimilar with the story of Matt's injury it can be found here:

http://www.miprepzone.com/oakland/results.asp?ID=11136


The video of his work was posted to facebook on Barwis Method's page here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152207601835909

If someone can embed, that would be great.

Michigan Hockey at the Joe Ticket Question

Michigan Hockey at the Joe Ticket Question

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on January 16th, 2014 at 9:15 PM

With next week's game (Jan 23rd) vs MSU at Joe Louis I was wondering if there was a standard "side" of the arena Michigan fans typically are designated? I assumed the band will be on the Upper Level, but haven't been able to locate where.

Looking to take my fiance to her first Michigan hockey game and want her to get a taste for the experience. She hasn't been able to make a game at Yost yet, so thought this would be a good start. 

Thanks in advance! 

OT-ish: WJC Update, Copp Scary Moment

OT-ish: WJC Update, Copp Scary Moment

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on December 30th, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Team USA improved to 3-0 with a win over Germany 8-0 on Sunday, to move 5 points clear of second place Canada in Group A. This all but assures the American's of advancing to the playoff round.  

 

In Michigan news, a scary moment yesterday when Germany's Leon Draisaitl (WHL- Prince Albert) hit Andrew Copp from behind.  Draisaitl was given a 5 minute match penalty, and is supended from Germany's game today (12/30) vs. Czech Republic. Copp did return to the game after being on the ice for a few minutes. The video is below, play begins at about 1:44 minute mark. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YsHrwOIPHk&feature=youtu.be&t=1m44s

Ohio Schadenfreude

Ohio Schadenfreude

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on December 8th, 2013 at 12:39 PM

So I guess Ohio was pretty confident they were going to win last night... So much so they had these placed on the windshields of all cars parked at Lucus Oil Stadium.

 

Aaaaaaarrrgggghhh RT @DBriggsBlade: On the windshield of my car outside the stadium pic.twitter.com/RhsdzjoRhT

— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) December 8, 2013

Edit: Photo not embedding...

OT: Mike Pouncy served grand Jury subpoena (Hernandez Case)

OT: Mike Pouncy served grand Jury subpoena (Hernandez Case)

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on October 27th, 2013 at 9:02 PM

So less than an hour after today's Miami Dolphin vs New England Patriots game dolphins offensive lineman Mike Pouncey was served with a grand jury subpoena.  The Mass State Police served him as a "material witness" and are focused on multiple transactions between Pouncey and Hernandez.

Should be noted Hernandez and Pouncey were teammates at University of Florida and were roommates during that time.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20131027/mike-pouncey-subpoen…