McGuffie Off and Running at OIympics

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on February 18th, 2018 at 9:03 AM

The first two runs in the two-man bobsled took place this morning, and Sam McGuffie competed for the first tme as an Olympian. He's now officially the first Michigan football player to compete in the Olympics since 1900.

I don't want to put any spoilers here, because it looks like NBCSN will be broadcasting the bobsled at 1:15 p.m. today. We can all DVR it and switch over during commercials in the basketball game.

The final runs are tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. McGuffie also competes in the four-man bobsled later in the week.

Comments

Eng1980

February 18th, 2018 at 10:00 AM ^

You left me hanging with 1900 reference so I looked it up.

John McLean - All-American halfback for the Wolverines in 1899.  Won the silver medal in the 110 meter hurdles in 1900 Olympics in Paris (24 years beffore Chariots of Fire (showing my age)) with time 15.5 seconds according to wikipedia.

I enjoyed watching Sam play football.  I hope he does well.

LSAClassOf2000

February 18th, 2018 at 12:08 PM ^

Well, historically, if the subject of a post has crossed paths with the University Of Michigan at some point, then it isn't regarded as OT. Then again, bobsledding probably would be an off-topic post, but the fact that it is about Sam McGuffie supersedes the whole bobsledding thing. 

Blue_by_U

February 18th, 2018 at 12:52 PM ^

Sam left by choice to find a better fit closer to home. He had a sweet highlight reel jump and left without disgrace to the program...he's now in the Olympics in a sport commonly recruiting football types so yeah...it's relevant yeah he's a former Michigan football player so go bitch about something else...I'm sure it won't take much. Thanks OP appreciate the info.

Blue_by_U

February 18th, 2018 at 12:52 PM ^

Sam left by choice to find a better fit closer to home. He had a sweet highlight reel jump and left without disgrace to the program...he's now in the Olympics in a sport commonly recruiting football types so yeah...it's relevant yeah he's a former Michigan football player so go bitch about something else...I'm sure it won't take much. Thanks OP appreciate the info.

ldevon1

February 18th, 2018 at 11:28 AM ^

Because at the time I was a subscriber to Scout, and wasn't on this site, but all the posters over there thought he was gonna save Michigan football and win the Heisman. Another example of the services falling in love with a kids highlights and YouTube videos. Although, Sam did have a great Sparq score.

blueblueblue

February 18th, 2018 at 12:08 PM ^

"He was our 2nd leading rusher behind Minor"

Is that really saying anything? 

"If not for concussions" 

Which were both bad luck and due to his awkward upright running style. 

"And I think Sam still cherished"

Ok.

You sure do have a lot of "what ifs" and suppositions in your argument for McGuffie's relevance to UM football.

I'm not saying he is not interesting to UM fans for having played here, for he obviously, and legitimately, is. But you do him a disservice when you base that interest on quite questionable evidence. 

JBE

February 18th, 2018 at 1:07 PM ^

McGuffie played his ass off for that team that year. His concussions were more due to getting killed on routes out of the backfield. Anybody that doesn't think he's a former Michigan player can fuck right off. I don't blame him for transferring that year. RR used him incorrectly, and too much. 

BursleyHall82

February 18th, 2018 at 12:24 PM ^

Nobody's making him out to be Tom Brady or Charles Woodson in terms of importance to the program. We're watching the Olympics and we have no clue who any of these dudes are. This is at least one dude we know. That's it.

Warm Cockles

February 18th, 2018 at 11:54 AM ^

He's off? And now he is running? So many questions.

What exactly, is off about him? Is he escaping on foot? How long will He run? Does the know the area surrounding the Olympic village? Why did he start running in the first place?

Keep us posted.