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05/04/2017 - 6:55pm The Big Ten hates Michigan.

I feel like Michigan kind of got hosed with Notre Dame.  Why make that series a home and home and create all this traveling.  Not to mention they made that the last series of the season for Michigan so now senior night is on a Sunday.  That is awful IMO.  Just make the first series 2 games at South Bend and then the last 2 at Yost.  Plus the Big Ten gave Michigan a bye week for the final regular season weekend.  Some people might hate that and some people wouldn't mind it.

At least there are no stretches where Michigan is away from Yost for a long period of time.     

03/20/2017 - 3:30pm Thanks for the info.  So I

Thanks for the info.  So I was mixing up BU and BC afterall.  That sucks that BU might be one and done with their tough matchup.  I think playing in Fargo might be the toughest place to play in college hockey.  It is crazy to see that BC isn't in the tournament.  Again, I don't really know all the stats but I would guess that BC had a long streak like Michigan with making the NCAA.  

03/20/2017 - 1:36pm Wow, I don't really pay

Wow, I don't really pay attention to the colllege hockey scene outside of the Michigan and a litte bit of the Big Ten but isnt Boston College supposed to have a loaded team with a ton of NHL talent or am I mixing that up with BU?  I thought I saw that the US Junior team that Cecconi was on had a ton of BC players.  Again, maybe I am mixing them up with BU.

 

Also its crazy that Penn State finished 8th in RPI and Wisconsin 18th yet Wisconsin was #2 team in Big Ten regular season and had to win the tournament essentially to get in yet Penn State seemed safely in the field.

03/16/2017 - 9:00pm Since when do they review

Since when do they review goals for offsides?!!?  Wow, that is some BS.  

03/16/2017 - 8:44pm Transition and turnovers.

Transition and turnovers.  Watching this team and all its turnovers has been super frustrating along with transition game not not picking up players.  Pretty sure Slaker could have skated back harder to pick up his guy who ultimately scored the goal.  Can't have a guy that wide open in front like that.  That third goal was just an awful turnover that you can't have happen with less than a minute in the period.

03/11/2017 - 3:41pm I don't recall how much the

I don't recall how much the comittee chair has a say in the seeds but does anything think that Mark Hollis is going to try and screw as much as possible with putting them as far West as possible and playing as an 8 or 9 seed?

03/10/2017 - 4:17pm 2 left

2 left

03/10/2017 - 3:33pm Email sent

Email sent

02/28/2017 - 12:51pm These will only be on Nike right? Wonder if mden

These will only be on Nike right? Wonder if mden will have any of these to sell.

02/18/2017 - 2:18pm And Michigan doesn't even

And Michigan doesn't even play Goldie Gopher in B10 play which makes no sense to me as to how the B10 would make a schedule with Michigan and Minnesota not playing.  So that is even less room for error in B10 play.  

Michigan does have some opportunities in the Mary Nutter and the Judi Garman Classics to get some nice wins against some ranked opponents.  I think you even were shaky on saying that Michigan would host a Super in your preview but I would expect Michigan to host a Regional.  

I didn't watch or pay attention to the game but looking at the box score I would like to see a little more production from the 6-9 spots and turn the line up over.  I am sure Hutch is trying to figure out if Abby is best leading off or at the 9 spot where she has been the past few years.

On a completely random note, I swear Groenewegen has been at Minnesota forever haha.  It seems like we have faced her for 5+ years now.  

02/18/2017 - 1:18pm Better to learn from these

Better to learn from these game situations now than later in the season like the Big Ten tourney or the NCAA tourney.  

02/08/2017 - 12:19pm Honoring the Fab Five

Weren't the jerseys and shorts designed to honor the fab five?  You would have thought that the team would have worn black shoes and socks earlier if not the whole year. 

01/03/2017 - 12:41pm This situation reminds of Lee Corso and when he

This situation reminds of Lee Corso and when he returned to college GameDay.

12/05/2016 - 8:02pm I actually agree with you mostly

I agree with your post for the most part.  Would I say that he is deserving?  No.  I dont think he had enough "wow" plays especially down the stretch.  But would I say that he is worthy of consideration for the Heisman.  Absolutely.  When you watch him you can comfortably say "yea, this guy is one of the best players in college football.  I think there is a lot of outrage with people saying he derserves to be in NYC vs worthy of being in NYC.  I don't think anyone thinks he will win the trophy but he certainly is worthy of being invited.  Maybe I am just looking at this all wrong and people will think I am crazy.

11/29/2016 - 6:43pm Well some guy named Charles

Well some guy named Charles Woodson was a lockdown CB who took away one side from the field and I would say that it helped the team a lot.  Haha.  

I am not a defensive coach by any means but I would guess having a CB like Lewis isnt a bad thing at all and I think people will really realize how much we miss him next year.

11/29/2016 - 6:41pm I would even go as far as

I would even go as far as arguing that Peppers might not be the "best" LB on this Michigan team.  While I think Peppers is very derserving but I would say that he isnt even one of the top 3 maybe even 5 defensive players on this team.  

11/01/2016 - 2:26pm What are the chances that the AD sends out an

What are the chances that the AD sends out an email to people who have less than the 200 priority points about requesting B10 championship game tickets?

10/31/2016 - 9:06pm Losing to a rival at home and

Losing to a rival at home and then a possible concussion issue the days following...this sounds all to familiar to me.  

10/16/2016 - 10:05pm I want at least a 50 point

I want at least a 50 point win so I can possibly go to Ruth's Chris again and get half off my food.  

10/11/2016 - 10:14pm Has anyone been there this

Has anyone been there this week for the promotion?  I heard that even though they said that they are fully booked with reservations that there were a lot of empty tables.  Also I heard that they would only honor the promotion if you had a reservation.

Can anyone confirm?  Thanks

10/07/2016 - 2:56pm They also do this with the

They also do this with the UCONN's women's basketball  team every year it seems like by asking if they would stand a chance against any mens team.  Really stupid IMO.

08/26/2016 - 1:47pm My friend is the band

My friend is the band director at Alpena High School and is a huge Michigan fan.  Will have to ask him what the deal is with incorporating tempation into the music.

08/21/2016 - 12:46pm I saw on Angelique

I saw on Angelique Chengelis's twitter a picture of Michigan history with the AP poll including preseason rank, vote point totals, first place votes, and final rank.  It was interesting to see how people viewed previous Michigan teams in the preseason.  Like in 2012, Michigan got one first place vote which looking back...womp womp but I guess I can kind of understand if someone wanted to rank Michigan #1 in the preseason after 2011.  But it was crazy to me that the 2012 got 1 first place vote but so many teams before 2012 didnt get one vote.  

08/15/2016 - 11:24am For the past however many

For the past however many years they have been doing this, Gerry and Howard have always said that Michigan has a ton of talent on both sides of the line every year.  Enough talent to make them top 2/3 in the B10.  Which might be true in terms of individual talent but obviously it didnt work as a group for the O line.

They also said that Jake Ryan would be a breakout player/fresmen to watch way back in the day.  It is just good to hear from players and coaches during preseason camp.  August is the worst for me since football is so close yet so far and everyone is itching for football to start.   

08/10/2016 - 4:44pm If there is anything I have

If there is anything I have learned from sports...there is no such thing as a sure thing.

08/08/2016 - 2:35pm One sole has the block M and

One sole has the block M and the other sole has the jumpman logo.  The shoes are the same on both sites.

06/06/2016 - 12:49am And people seem to forget

And people seem to forget that she started her career at SS and ended up at  2B which means she was an All American in two different positions during her career.  That is unheard of these days.  Also you can't put it in a stat but her softball IQ was just off the charts.  She was such a great base runner in terms of knowing when to advance and stealing bases.  

Maybe I am biased because the season ending way too soon is still fresh in my mind but I can't remember a Michigan athlete who "deserved" to win a national title more than she did.  Maybe its not far to say that in general but Romo was a really special player.  

I know I will appreciate her more(if thats possible) next year when I dont see her on the field and I am sure a lot of people will. 

06/05/2016 - 3:41pm When you get to the WCWS

When you get to the WCWS rankings don't mean jack shit and Hutch preaches that to her team.  Hell, rankings don't matter when you are in regionals or super regionals.  If you play your best softball in the WCWS than you have a shot to win the national title and if you don't than you go home early.  There are no favroites so to say that Michigan "choked" as the favorite is just stupid.  They unfortunately didn't play well last night and didn't hit today.  When the margin of error is so small these things can't happen if you want to win the national title. 

06/05/2016 - 3:35pm Dude, its not like schools

Dude, its not like schools choose who they sign and the student has to sign.  Michigan recruited Sydney but she decided to build her own legacy at Oklahoma and not follow in Romo's footsteps and possibly be in her shadow her whole career.  That is perfectly fine and to be honeset I don't blame her.  

06/05/2016 - 12:50am GTFO. Betsa has pitched her heart out all

GTFO.

Betsa has pitched her heart out all season. You obviously didnt see her emotion last night when she was pitching against LSU. looked like a competitor to me.

06/05/2016 - 12:43am Really dude? How is this embarrassing?

Really dude? How is this embarrassing?

Michigan has made the WCWS 3 out of the past 4 years. Michigan is competitive every year in terms of making it to the WCWS. What more do you want?

06/04/2016 - 11:35pm No I don't know. All we know is that Falk made a

No I don't know. All we know is that Falk made a bad throw that cause the error and allowed the run to score. Only the michigan coaches know what the game plan was there.

Also I respect the announcers tremendously. Especially Mendoza for what she is doing for baseball. But they call the game as it unfolds a lot of the time IMO. What if Abby makes a great play and blocks the ball and prevent the run from scoring. What are they saying then?

06/04/2016 - 11:16pm How you do you know the

How you do you know the coaches told her to not throw it?  Maybe with zero outs and things not going well the coaches thought that they could get an out without giving up a run.  I am sure they have talked about a gameplan with 1st and 3rd situations and I am going to guess that Falk looked in the dugout to see what the coaches called.  Maybe they had a play where Abby steps in front to cut the ball off.  From the replay I saw it wasn't a straight double steal because the runner on 3rd didnt go right away when Falk threw.  It was when Falk had the bad throw to 2nd that allowed the runner to go home.  Hence why she got the error.  I also never said it was the coaches fault.  It was a bad throw by Falk and she derseved the error.  

Also I am sure if it was a decent throw and got the runner out with the runner holding at third the announcers would have praised Michigan for a great play when things werent going well.  

06/04/2016 - 11:03pm If you are talking about the

If you are talking about the double steal in the 1st inning its not a horrible decision if the coaches told her to throw it.  The throw was not very good but if the coaches told her to throw it to 2nd than you cant call it a horrible decision on Falk's part.  

Obviously the bats havent been clutch and they will need to be if they are going to comeback esp against Parker who is 1st team All American.

Betsa is just off tonight whether that be nerves, back injury, or whatever.  When you hit the batter on the very first pitch thats pretty bad.  Betsa also pitched against OK when they met earlier in the year and only lasted 3 innings and gave up 6 runs.  Michigan also didn't face Parker so this is their first time seeing her.

06/01/2016 - 10:51pm We might not see another

We might not see another player of her caliber at Michigan anytime soon.  I really hope they retire her number because she deserves every bit of having her number retired.  

06/01/2016 - 10:38pm That was a great read.  I did

That was a great read.  I did not know about her brother and that was really really sad to read.  I also did not know she was quite the troublemaker but I guess I can see that.  

I dont know who is given credit for starting riots in East Lansing but for all I know it was Hutch who started the tradition.

06/01/2016 - 10:29pm I think WD means in terms of

I think WD means in terms of accomplishments but I might be wrong.  I am with WD and think she is top 5 and arguably top 3.  

05/31/2016 - 11:21pm I guess by underrated I mean

I guess by underrated I mean that people will naturally think of all the football, hockey, basketball players, Barry Larkin, and Jim Abbott and not mention Romo.  But I might be wrong.    

 

She is def top 5 for me...maybe top 3 but that would be a interesting debate.  Haha

05/31/2016 - 10:38pm Most underrated athlete to play for michigan IMO.

Most underrated athlete to play for michigan IMO. Congrats to her and well deserved. As mentioned above she should have been a 2 time winner if not 3.

05/30/2016 - 9:10pm Oops.  My apologies on that.

Oops.  My apologies on that.

05/30/2016 - 1:12pm I know both Vargas and

I know both Vargas and Alexander have both gotten pinch hit grand slams.  But then again I believe these were blowout late inning ones fwiw.  I wouldn't mind Alexander or Vargas in the DP position for one game to see how they do.  Maybe giving Canfield a break will help her clear her mind and refocus.

05/30/2016 - 1:10pm I believe she got came in as

I believe she got came in as a pinch runner for Monte in the 7th inning but aside from that I don't remember her ever getting any significant playing time in the field.

05/29/2016 - 11:06pm Agreed.  They were also 0-6

Agreed.  They were also 0-6 before the 7th innning with runners in scoring position.  Can't have that in OKC.  Need the 3-4-5-6 hitters to come through when SiLo and Romo get on base.  I wonder what Hutch will do with the DP spot since Canfield hasnt gotten a hit in the NCAA tournament yet.  Wonder if she sticks Vargas in there just to change things up

05/15/2016 - 3:00am I agree that Coach Hutch def

I agree that Coach Hutch def has the attention of the players and that they will use this game as a learning experience.  But in terms of coaching, I just don't understand what people are saying she can do.  The girls have taken millions of ground balls in their career so its not like there is anything she can do to fix the errors.  You can't replicate timely hitting in practice no matter how hard you try.  You can't simulate a Big Ten championship or spot in the super regional.  I guess you can kind of fix the pitching but I think Betsa just had an off game and maybe she was fatigured a little bit.  

As long as the players stick to one pitch softball i think they will have a good chance to make a postseason run.

05/15/2016 - 1:44am I agree.  But people who are

I agree.  But people who are saying "Dont Start Alexander again" or "she played awful and cost us the the game" is sort of hating on her in my eyes.  She hasnt started a game all year so its not like Hutch just decided to throw her into the fire I am guessing.  I trust Hutch and if she thinks starting Alexander at catcher and moving Falk to the designated player position gives her the best chance to win than I am all for it.

05/15/2016 - 1:34am I agree with you.  Blanco is

I agree with you.  Blanco is easily one of the hottest hitters on the team and Christner has been struggling as of late.  I think Blanco being moved up has to be considered.

05/15/2016 - 1:31am I thought I heard the TV people say that Canfield

I thought I heard the TV people say that Canfield left with an injury so that's why Alexander got the start. and people who are bashing her need to cool their jets. She is a true freshmen who is getting her first start in the B10 championship game against a really good pitcher.

It's also sad to see how after one game people are saying this team all of a sudden isn't a good team. It's not like this team was just ranked #2 the while year by beating up on the big ten. they played a ton of teams non conference and beat almost all of them aside from Florida.

The team had a bad game whether it was because of weather, lack of rest, or whatever. But in baseball or softball you can't win games walking people and making errors. Unfortunately that's what happened tonight. But I have no doubt that Hutch will get this team ready for regionals and hopefully super regionals.

05/07/2016 - 7:41pm Sierra Romero is the most

Sierra Romero is the most underrated athlete ever to play at Michigan.  Can't believe that she is a senior already.

04/30/2016 - 3:57pm They can't be real.  Someone

They can't be real.  Someone who works for the football team was telling me that there is some legal aspect about Adidas can sue Michigan if Michigan shows that they have Nike stuff before the contract with Adidas is over or whatever verbaige is in the contract.  Also he thinks that there is going to be some special unveiling.  I highly doubt that something of this magnitude would be unveilied at the NFL draft in this way. 

03/09/2016 - 12:38pm I don't know the exact

I don't know the exact details but I thought that even if we beat OSU twice last week the highest seed we could have gotten was the 5 or 6 overall seed. There was no scenario we would jump into the top 4.