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12/28/2009 - 3:42pm Holmes/Ali

The Holmes/Ali one was my favorite just for the Larry Holmes song that is playing while he drives his Cadillac in the beginning.

12/17/2009 - 11:52am Condolences

RIP Chris Henry; yet another reminder that being young is no guarantee that you'll have the privilege of growing old.

11/12/2009 - 9:39am Pellet Gun

The article claims a search of one of the suspect's cars turned up a pellet gun, those come from Wal-Mart or Dick's Sporting Goods.

10/27/2009 - 11:24am B

I think we're on the right track, but his grade would go down significantly with a loss to the hapless Illini this weekend. So far, I don't feel that we have lost to any teams with inferior talent, and we need to keep feasting on the cupcakes in Champaign.

10/27/2009 - 11:22am Was your friend...

Brandon Graham? That would explain the fear.

10/22/2009 - 4:20pm Zingerman's

I can't believe the only mention of Zingerman's is the Road House. I only get to one game a year, so I'm definitely planning on going there this weekend.

I understand that $12 sandwiches aren't everyone's idea of a great time, but it's uniquely Ann Arbor and the food is outstanding. Corner of 5th and Kingsley. (Edit: didn't read the last line closely enough, if you mean meet friends for beers, than Zingerman's is a no go. Maybe Sunday for lunch?)

10/16/2009 - 10:16am My last three

Were Colonel Sanders, Pee Wee Herman, and a judge. All can be assembled by combing your local thrift stores, with finishing touches provided by Meijer.

Each went over well, but Pee Wee Herman was a little bit dated for some of the younger folks.

10/06/2009 - 4:57pm Wayne Larrivee

Please don't let him be announcing our game. He actually said last week "His running has literally killed Michigan on this drive".

I checked, but apparently Glen Winston didn't actually commit a homicide during the game on Saturday.

10/06/2009 - 12:54pm I don't know...

ESPN has them as the 10th team in the East right now,…

Looking at the teams above them, maybe if the Wizards don't gel or the Bulls regress, they could sneak into the playoffs, but right now I don't think they're a playoff team.

10/06/2009 - 12:41pm Actually...

The Knicks are on pace to have the most cap space ($21M) heading into the summer of 2010. Whether they can sign LeBron or not, they will have some cap room to work with and the allure of playing in one of America's premier cities. Also, they have a proven general manager and coach in Donnie Walsh and Mike D'antoni.

So...the people of New York humbly decline your sympathy.

09/28/2009 - 4:12pm CBS and Fox split doubleheaders

CBS and Fox split the weeks they have doubleheaders, so since yesterday was a CBS doubleheader day, there was no early Fox game. If you want coverage maps for Pro Football, as well as announcing schedules, I highly recommend Awful Announcing, found at

09/24/2009 - 10:12am Knee jerk reaction

Yeah, it didn't appear to be thought out very well

09/23/2009 - 5:25pm You might be right

But if that is the case, doesn't it imply that there was not a framework in place to handle these incidents? Doesn't it speak poorly of the Big Ten to not have anticipated this situation and to have to come up with something on the fly to deal with it?

Otherwise, if this had been in place from day one, there shouldn't be any inefficiency which would cause the suspensions to be announced at different times.

09/23/2009 - 4:24pm Conspiracy theory ignition in 3 2 1...

Why did they announce this suspension on Wednesday when they waited until Friday to announce Mouton's?

09/23/2009 - 3:28pm Quick turnaround

I got my shirt three days after I ordered it, and I'm also out of state.

09/22/2009 - 4:54pm Downstate

I know the comment only referred to Chicago, but downstate Illinois has produced some solid hoops talent as well: Frankie Williams, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston were all NBA first round picks who played downstate within the last ten years.

I think the difference is that Illinois is more of a basketball state. Bruce Weber almost gets fired for one bad year, whereas the Zooker is going on three bad years out of four and everyone only remembers the good year.

09/22/2009 - 4:47pm +1

Thanks for the Caspari reference. I forgot I took that class.

09/22/2009 - 4:41pm 2005 loss to OSU

Not to split hairs, but I remember when Lloyd did the "line up for a field goal, direct snap to kicker who punts" in the fourth quarter and I knew Michigan was going to lose.

09/18/2009 - 3:22pm That's what I suspected

Often when quarterbacks take a step back it's because of line play. Looking strictly at a team's W-L record doesn't take into account changes at other positions. Chad Henne's statistics in the 2005 season weren't significantly different from the preceding or following seasons, but the W-L records are night and day.

09/14/2009 - 9:57am Oh, Wide Open

Since I wasn't able to attend either game, I have to take 2006 just for Tom Hammonds' signature Manningham call.

08/27/2009 - 9:57am Awesome

Great way to finish the contest. Thanks for all the hard work.

08/06/2009 - 10:52am Not to be Debbie Downer...

but the offer is for only a half year of SI. However, since Madden would cost $60 by itself, it's still a good deal.

04/16/2009 - 3:06pm The (Artist Formerly Known As) Big Ten Wonk weighs in

This is my first post, as I usually find that others have expressed any thoughts that I might have. However, I have also wondered about the ceiling of the program, and took the occasion to ask John Gasaway about it during a Basketball Prospectus Chat. My apologies if reprinting part of a chat is considered unethical. (asked on the morning of the Clemson game)

jbuofm (Peoria): As a Michigan alum, I am extremely excited about tonight's game. However, do you think John Beilein is capable of building a national championship caliber program, or are his teams destined to be scrappy over-achiever types who might make an occasional final four run, but be out classed once they get that far? Don't get me wrong, at this point I'm excited about anything positive in Michigan basketball.

John Gasaway: You can be a bright guy with a sophisticated offense and still recruit well and get to the Final Four, I dare say. Georgetown in 2007 comes to mind. I say you are right to be extremely excited.