His Dudeness

January 15th, 2018 at 9:19 AM ^

If they win gold, is he still a bust?

Seriously though I hope he does win gold. I fondly remember the hope and excitement around the program the year he committed and RR had that fresh new car smell. My first year of grad school.

Good times.


January 15th, 2018 at 10:32 AM ^

Looking at the rankings and results from the world cup events this year, Bascue's sled is ranked 5th in the 4-man bobsled and 11th in the 2-man bobsled.  He is the highest-ranked USA driver in both events, so I guess whomever is picking the team thinks McGuffie is the top...uh...pusher (is that the term?)

Bascue and McGuffie did finish first in the 2-man world cup event in Lake Placid back in November, and a couple of other medals from other events, so I guess a medal wouldn't be completely out of the question.


January 15th, 2018 at 9:36 AM ^

Congratulations from one Sam to another!

Every since I was a kid watching the Olympics, I always thought that one of the coolest things would be to march in the opening ceremonies: flags waving, crowd cheering, surrounded by the rest of the US team, and the teams from around the world.

The coolest, of course, would be to stand on the podium with a gold medal around your neck as they played the National Anthem for you. (Knowing me, I'd probably lose it.)

Go get 'em, Sam - and Go Blue!


January 15th, 2018 at 10:18 AM ^

As noted in the thread yesterday, McGuffie will become the first former Michigan football player to compete in an Olympics in 118 years.

John McLean played football at Michigan in the late 1800s and then won a silver medal in the hurdles in the 1900 Paris Olympics.


January 15th, 2018 at 10:40 AM ^

Two-man bobsled
Sunday, February 18, 6:05 am EST (runs 1-2)
Monday, February 19, 6:05 am EST (runs 3-4)
Four-man bobsled
Friday, February 23, 7:30 pm EST (runs 1-2)
Saturday, February 24, 7:30 pm EST (runs 3-4)
Note the weird times, because South Korea is 14 hours later than the Eastern Time Zone in the USA.  This means that the 2-man races are at 8 pm Korea Standard Time and the 4-man races are at 9:30 am local time, for some reason.



January 15th, 2018 at 2:30 PM ^

Cool Runnings! Good Luck Sam! I Remember wearing my #2 McGuffie Jersey at the Mint Condition, New Edition, Ready For the World Show at Chicago State Univeristy. Bonded with my Flint Boyz Ready for the World, they were very grateful, and took this "cracker" to Cracker Barrel in Gary Indiana on the way home.


January 15th, 2018 at 5:02 PM ^

Had Sam redshirted his frosh year he could have been awesome. He was just not ready at 18 years old to take on a B1G safety coming full speed. Needed one year in the S&C program. That is on RichRod.