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09/04/2018 - 1:26pm Upon watching the game a…

Upon watching the game a second time, something really stood out. We all know single plays can lead to wins vs. losses. This couldn't be more true from the ND game. I counted 5 individual plays that determined the win, sadly ALL 5 WENT TO ND.

1. 1st Drive DB (Hall) drops INT, drive continues and results in TD (ND +7)

2. 2nd drive Hawkins short arms INT and gives up arm punt TD. (ND+14)

3. Winovich roughing the passer after 3rd and goal stop, results in TD vs FG attempt (ND +18)

4. UM first and goal from 2, OL and play call result in sack 8 yard loss. Results in FG vs TD (ND +22)

5. UM 2nd and 1 from mid field (3rd quarter) OL/RB fail in pass protection. Shea makes bad decision instead of taking sack. Result INT and ND gets ball, killing promising drive. 

So in 5 plays the point differential was +22 for ND. 

08/19/2018 - 12:48pm Michigan actually playing…

Michigan actually playing Hawaii.  This is one of the first times no team from California is at Williamsport. "Shoddy defense" is the norm at that level.  11-13 year-olds typically aren't seeing the ball hit with the speed/height that they are seeing for the first time.  Combine with crowds larger than they've ever been playing in front of, and a field no one is used to being on. 

Now the Purify kid from Grosse Point is a pure athlete. That kid baseball, or other sport is a talent.

06/13/2018 - 8:40pm I use YouTubeTV through my…

I use YouTubeTV through my Samsung Smart TV and rarely if ever get buffering. I've recently watched NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs, Champions League Final, and Tigers games with no issues.  I think a lot is dependent on your hardware/internet connection. 

06/13/2018 - 8:37pm Not sure about in Florida,…

Not sure about in Florida, but BTN is available in Michigan on YouTubeTV.

05/21/2018 - 9:02pm Didn’t Man City lose at home

Didn’t Man City lose at home to Man United? Saying Liverpool is only team that can play with “you” seems wrong.

05/05/2018 - 7:41pm As a head coach of a varsity

As a head coach of a varsity hockey program, this is appalling. I would say most schools are very on top of hazing in today’s climate. As a coach you will never know 100% of what your team is doing away from the rink (field, court, etc) but I would hope a good coach is paying attention close enough to stop something like this.

04/11/2018 - 8:35pm I can’t agree with this

I can’t agree with this enough. I attended MTU, and summer in Copper Country is amazing!

03/21/2018 - 7:51am Edit:

Actually lost to Traverse City West in quarter finals (1-0) not to Heritage

03/21/2018 - 7:50am WO

West Ottawa Hockey team also made the state semi finals this year. Upset Grandville before losing to Saginaw Heritage in the semi finals.

Sounds like the group of athletes in that school is deep.

02/19/2018 - 9:59pm The US draw is amazing

The US draw is amazing though... having the Fins, Swedes and Canadians all in the top half of the bracket. Have to find a way to beat the Czechs to get to medal rounds.

02/17/2018 - 1:50pm Canadians

Canadians (if my family is any indication) also feel outside of the Russians have an advantage sending non-NHL players. Canada has by far one of the biggest, fastest teams in the tournament and is filled mostly with guys who went over seas when NHL career wasn’t going well.

A lot tougher for a team like Slovakia or Swiss to field a dangerous squad without their 8-10 NHL players.

12/29/2017 - 7:05pm I haven’t really listened to

I haven’t really listened to him, but he was interviewing a West Michigan high school AD that I admire. Huge called him the wrong name at least a half dozen times. I said something via twitter about being a professional and being prepared for guests... I was quickly blocked by Huge.

12/27/2017 - 3:36pm Been looking at the

Been looking at the Springfield MOD2.0 (4” barrel).

12/27/2017 - 3:35pm Offset smoker

Got a new vertical smoker… via @amazon

11/17/2017 - 10:16pm Dakota Allen

In second season it was good for them to show a kid like Dakota Allen. By all accounts one of the few who takes school and his grades seriously. Yes, he was in a bad situation and got in trouble, but was really glad to see him pull his life back together.

Recently watched a Texas Tech game and was happy to see he made it back to their program and is playing.

11/08/2017 - 10:53am Japan Trip

His story on his back and forth to Japan 3 times in a matter of days was a great example of how extreme his life was at times.

10/28/2017 - 8:52pm You are a true friend of the

You are a true friend of the crown! Dilly Dilly!

10/17/2017 - 12:37pm Voted

At 12:37 currently is up 50.03 to 49.97

07/31/2017 - 1:00pm Valenqar

Heard a Euron as valenqar theory, surprisingly made a lot of sense. Could end up going that route.

06/06/2017 - 11:05pm I know 3 of the 4. Army, Utah

I know 3 of the 4. Army, Utah and USC. The fourth I would assume is a team we haven't played in a long long time. Maybe Ivy League school, I'll guess Yale.

12/11/2016 - 3:43pm Thankfully went with

Thankfully went with Cousins...

Simply because Philly defense has given up the most fantasy points to QBs the past 6 weeks. Cousins at least keeping me in the game.

12/11/2016 - 11:59am Cousins or Rivers

Cousins vs terrible Eagles defense or Rivers at Carolina who also have struggled.

09/26/2016 - 8:59pm See Gordon crying as he

See Gordon crying as he crossed home plate. Can't imagine the emotions playing tonight.

09/19/2016 - 3:31pm Props to Brian

Don't we all wish we reach that level of career success, to no longer have to go look for the trolls of the internet.  Congrats to Brian on such success (and no I'm not being condescending).


09/18/2016 - 10:28am Don't think the AP will be

Don't think the AP will be anything like this, but based on resume and best wins (especially road wins)...

1. Bama

2. OSU

3. Louisville

4. Clemson

5. Stanford

6. Houston

7. MSU

8. Michigan

08/14/2016 - 11:44am This year vs next year

I think the OP knew this... He didn't say "this year" as in 2016. Rather "next year" referencing 2017 season.

05/27/2016 - 11:28am Very true regarding world

Very true regarding world football transfer rumors.  The player I think that could have the most impact is Varane, and also Krychowiak. He would be that DM who can hold the ball, and also fill in behind a Shaw/Darmian who like to get forward. 

I am also not high on Jon Stones but it seems like everyone who knows football is, so I guess I'm in the same boat as you in regards to him. As to Pogba, he was at United prior to Juve and they obviously sold him too soon. Hopefully, United put in a request that can win him.

05/27/2016 - 10:29am Very smart hire

I think people get caught up in the name of Jose. But tactically this could be very good move for United.  Jose's very structured system of defense could prove very benefitial for some of the young defenders currently on United, and those rumored to be joinging the club.

Assuming the addition of Zlatan, Pogba, Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla) and either Jon Stones (Everton) or Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).  You then have a great crop of both defensive-minded and highly skilled young players, to compliment what could also be a great attacking club going forward.  

Ideal Starting XI for Jose next season would be:

GK- DeGea

LB- Shaw CB- Smalling CB- Varane RB- Stones/Darmian

DM- Krychowiak/Scheiderlin CM- Rooney CM- Pogba RW- Rashford

LW- Martial ST- Zlatan

05/27/2016 - 10:02am Tend to agree

This will surely help the rivalry moving forward (even if just in a the short term). 

05/20/2016 - 11:28am 1. ManUnited game from the

1. ManUnited game from the Stretford End of Old Trafford (hopefully next January while in England)

2. Michigan at Rose Bowl

3. Red Wings Cup Finals game in new arena 

05/17/2016 - 1:14pm Agreed

The $80m a year that ManUnited and the Glazers are getting from General Motors is exactly why big name teams (and small ones also) can generate more revenue than any down turn in jersey sale. The owners know fans will always buy jerseys, how many of us will be buying the new Nike jersey this fall? Now a small portion may not buy a jersey with a sponsor logo, but no nearly enough to stop them from taking the major pay day.  

Look at a team like Leicester City their current kit sponsor is the team owners... You don't think after their storybook season they won't sign a huge deal with a sponsor to help them spend to remain competitive. They likely will lose many players but if they get $30-50m a year for putting a company on the front of their jersey they likely can re-sign some of their best players.

05/07/2016 - 11:18pm As much as I think Canelo

As much as I think Canelo should walk through Khan, Canelo tends to struggle with guys who can really move in the ring. Canelo never seems to do a good job of cutting off the ring and getting guys in tight quarters where he does his best work. If Canelo allows Khan to use his hand speed and length while moving around the outside Canelo could end up looking a lot of rounds.

Prediction: Canelo (while behind on points) via stoppage in 10th round.

04/25/2016 - 6:37pm I can't wait

I can't wait to see what the Premier League script writers have in store over the next couple weeks.

What I am also excited to see is Arlo White (NBC Sports lead play-by-play) who was born in Leicester get to call the game. There is no way he ever thought his team could ever be in a position to win a title, let alone him be able to call the game and have his "do you believe in miracles" type moment.

04/25/2016 - 6:34pm "Lester" like a mans name.

"Lester" like a mans name.

04/18/2016 - 8:59pm 9 wins in 4 years...

I think he was saying he would be 9-43 over 4 years at Rutgers

04/16/2016 - 4:06pm Saying no lacrosse player

Saying no lacrosse player looks like a football player, is like saying none of the hockey team look like basketball players. The athletes are trained for their sport specifically, you wouldn't want a 275 lbs football DE as long stick defender on the lacrosse team. Same that you wouldn't want a 5'9" attack man as your starting strong safety.

Having grown up in Michigan, and then moving to central NY, I can attest that elite athletes definitely choose lacrosse. I was shocked when I moved to NY how many kids you see walking to school with a lacrosse stick (even inner city kids).

04/02/2016 - 1:24pm Great start

Michigan currently up 3-1 at the end of the 1st quarter.

03/12/2016 - 5:01pm Thank you for providing that

Thank you for providing that detailed breakdown of the 35% chance. I'm sure you couldn't have found a place to voice this important information in the OPEN THREAD just below this.

02/23/2016 - 11:05pm Diaz presser

We all know Diaz doesn't show for media events... It would be Connor sitting on a stage without him. Which would also be entertaining.

02/18/2016 - 5:30pm Not tech savvy

I'm not as tech savvy as many on this board but my question (which I personally don't have a stance on yet) is does it matter the phone was owned by the local government? This was not a private citizens phone, should someone have an expectation of privacy on a company (in this case city) provided phone?

The local government did not object to the FBI request which is one reason the judge granted the request.

02/16/2016 - 11:54am Easy there

That quote was from Cherry Creek Coach, not Valor's coach. I'm sure his coach is more than happy he was able to make his choice and not have any distraction next year.

01/31/2016 - 6:24pm First 16 mins were typical

First 16 mins were typical All-Star game. Zero actual hockey, but last 4 of the first game were good. Guys actually breaking up passes, not giving up breakaways.

Overall better product that previous years so far. I think the "championship" game should be 10-12 mins of good 3 on 3

01/08/2016 - 1:16pm Regularly skate at Munn as

Regularly skate at Munn as work has relocated me to the area. Since the recent renovation the rink is 100% better (not saying much, I know). The new lighting, boards, and glass make it at least better.

As for the benches, it is a big home ice advantage. One your penalty box is next to your bench, opposed to across the ice.

12/31/2015 - 9:47am Double negbang

Double negbang, working and it's my birthday.

12/24/2015 - 12:01pm Obligatory

Row The Boat

12/13/2015 - 5:33pm No that would be his brother

No that would be his brother

12/10/2015 - 11:09pm I also think there were some

I also think there were some rumblings of him being a candidate for the BYU head coaching spot. Could be happy he isn't landing at a rival school.

12/04/2015 - 11:42am 200 down

200 down. Only 25k votes for our guy, that isn't typical of our fan base.

12/01/2015 - 12:51pm Also work on campus

I won't give too many details but I work for a company doing major work on MSU campus. There wasn't a Friday this year I didn't wear my UM gear.

12/01/2015 - 11:22am Just voted 15 times

Peppers was down 290 votes