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06/15/2018 - 10:00am Speaking of walk-ons, I…

Speaking of walk-ons, I wonder if Matt Brown is going to pan out? He was a preferred walk-on who was the Ohio defensive player of the year in 2017. Early in his high school days he committed to Quinnipiac for LAX and then sort of exploded his senior year in football and last year took a preferred walk-on at Michigan.  

04/15/2018 - 8:29am In 1987, Bo lost in that same

In 1987, Bo lost in that same stadium to IU and the following year won a Rose Bowl. 

04/15/2018 - 8:15am If Michigan had even

If Michigan had even reasonable luck it would be 3-3.

2013 and Gardner's broken foot 2 point conversion attempt.
2016 game we all know about
2017 game when Barrett when down

You could even throw in the 2012 game with Michigan leading 21-20 at the half and then losing 26-21 and unable to cross the 50 for the whole second half. 

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than one of the good guys. 

 

04/15/2018 - 8:01am The Wilton Speight myth

The Wilton Speight myth continues about the fumble at the 1 yard line. Yes Speight did fumble but Ohio State marched all of the way out to the 19 yard line and on a 4th and 6, Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston tried a fake punt and was stopped 3 yards short of a 1st down. 5 plays later Speight hit Khalid Hill for an 8 yard TD pass. That fumble didn't change anything. 

09/03/2017 - 6:18pm Scenic Route

I love the scenic route as much as the next guy but when you turned down Dombrowski memory lane you definitely made a wrong turn. If there is one myth that Tiger fans hang onto it is the Doug Fister great pitcher myth.

After leaving Detroit, Fister had another top season in 2014 posting a 16-6 record, a 2.41 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. From there it was all downhill. In 2015 he was 5-7 and in 2016 there was an attempt of a comeback with the Astros followed by the next season of a minor league deal with the Angels.

What did the Tigers get back in return? Steve Lombardozzi a utility infielder who most likely resembles that stale bag of BBQ potato chips, Ian Krol a below average relief pitcher and a young left hander named Robbie Ray. Because Ray didn't develop as fast at the Tigers liked he was shipped off to Arizona for Shane Greene. Ray made the All Star team this year from Arizona.

Had Ray been allowed to come along slowly his left arm would be a great in the Tigers rotation. Instead because he wasn't ready as fast as everyone wanted him to be he was shipped out.

The Tigers did have a great rotation but there is no way the Tigers could have afforded Scherzers 7 year - $210 million deal, plus David Prices 7 year - $217 million deal. Remember the Tigers did try and hold things together giving Anibal Sanchez 5 years and $80 million.

Dombrowski was right with Fister, he bought low, sold high but the win now mentality moved Ray out to soon.