Three and Out in WSJ

Submitted by Farnn on October 13th, 2011 at 11:54 PM

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204002304576629182093236092.html Excerpt from Three and Out in todays Wall Street Journal.

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Comments

Bando Calrissian

October 14th, 2011 at 12:03 AM ^

It's funny, reading that in the book, the first thing that came to mind was "This chapter is tailor-made as a newspaper feature."  Really fantastic piece of writing by Mr. Bacon here.

Nothsa

October 14th, 2011 at 11:10 AM ^

First half (hour):

Denard is rushing his answers.... Penmanship mechanics are poor (-1).... Picked up bonus points improvising on question 3, then gave it all back with a shoddy response on question 5....

 

Second half (hour):

Robinson simply nailing the responses now.... threads an answer into the zone (+2).... Decision-making is 180 degrees from earlier... Question 24 tried to trip him up, but Denard sidestepped the potential trap and scored easily....

UMAmaizinBlue

October 14th, 2011 at 12:29 AM ^

I could think of while reading this was how proud Denard's parents must be of him. I'm not much older than he, and I feel an overwhelming sense of pride just to have him as a member of our team. Just imaging the smiles on his parent's faces to know they raised him to be an amazingly humble and kind human being lifts my spirits.

mgoblue52

October 14th, 2011 at 1:02 AM ^

I have an excerpt from "There is Indisputable Evidence:  Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Crucible of the Infractions Committee"

 

"The Buckeye players got up at 11:00 am and headed out to their 2011 BMW on their way to the tattoo parlor."

M Fanfare

October 14th, 2011 at 2:07 AM ^

Mike Martin drives an incredibly crappy car. If my memory serves correctly, it's a late-90s green sedan with like half of the front bumper and quarterpanel ripped off. On the one hand it's a bummer to see, but it's also quite comforting to see star players driving terrible cars.

Sugaloaf

October 14th, 2011 at 1:18 AM ^

"At 10:34 p.m., they finally walked out of Schembechler Hall for the last time that day—to be met by middle-aged autograph seekers."

And I'll bet you Denard still had a smile on his face for them. The kid's a gem.

jmblue

October 14th, 2011 at 12:38 PM ^

It's weird to read that Gardner, a true freshman, was living off-campus.  I'm glad we're not allowing that anymore.

This also caught my eye:

Like most teams today, Michigan hits only on Tuesdays

I could be wrong, but I think a lot of schools go in full pads on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays.