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07/18/2018 - 10:30am Curious to hear people's…

Curious to hear people's thoughts on securing tickets.  I'm in CT,  and hoping to host some alum friends and make a trip out of it.  (If that doesn't work, we'll just have to try basketball at Mohegan Sun the next weekend.)

07/16/2018 - 5:15pm Just as long as it all gets…

Just as long as it all gets straightened out in time for Draftamageddon!

07/16/2018 - 1:58pm I feel like years of…

I feel like years of watching "highlight" tapes of interior lineman recruits prepared me well for that Pulisic reel.

06/13/2018 - 4:57pm On the other hand, did you…

On the other hand, did you read the threads/posts of the past few months -- since the end of bball season anyway?  I'm beginning to think this is exactly what they wanted, and they knew exactly what they were doing . . .

06/01/2018 - 11:13am Obligatory

Rick Leach!

Also Tarik Black

05/30/2018 - 6:47pm Good first name

Good last name

Let’s go!!!

05/27/2018 - 7:47pm Cambridge/Newton

I’ll lived there n Cambridge and Newtown for about 4 years, and liked it well enough. But much of what has been written above is spot on. Apparently it takes about ten years before your not an outsider. Everything is expensive. Traffic sucks and drivers are bad. But it’s a cool town with decent public transportation and lots of interesting stuff within a three hour radius. Perhaps it should one down to this: if you love Little Rock, you’re probably not going to leave Boston. If you don’t really like Arkansas, and the finances aren’t too tight, it’s probably worth a try.

05/01/2018 - 10:12am '18 vs. '19 by position group

QB18 >>QB17  Even without Shea, growth would offer a single '>' over a low bar with which to compare.  Drink the Shea koolaid and it starts to look like '>>>'

RB18>RB17  Same guys, more experience among run-blockers in front of them.  Walker at rb3 a drop-off from Isaac, so only one '>'

WR18>>WR17  What did Bo say the best thing about Freshmen was?  (Plus health)

Blocky-Catchy18>Blocky-Catchy17  Underutilized last year, McKeon coming on to be the force Bunting didn't turn out to be. Will miss Khalid Hill, but that was already true for OSU and SoCar games.

OL18>OL17  Yes we'll miss Cole, but growth and experience across the board

DL18 -push- DL17  Can't replace Mo Hurst except we probably did with Gary.  Solomon ascendent and Winovich back = Yay.

LB/Viper!18 -push- LB/Viper17  Losing McCary leaves a question mark, but Bush is back with AA asperations

DB18>DB17  Same guys, more experience.  Ambry adding depth.

So no area is worse, and most are better.  Am I being too optimistic?

 

04/19/2018 - 6:57am Burying the lede?

Hadn’t seen the news about new papa Adam elsewhere— so congrats to him!

04/16/2018 - 1:45pm NEI

Not Enough Information

04/11/2018 - 12:28pm Then again

It looks like the team won’t be at the spring practice – I mean spring game – either…

04/11/2018 - 6:24am Dime for a dime

M had 585 assists this year. At ten cents each, I gave $58.50.

04/06/2018 - 8:46am True

But also very rational. And in this thread. So . . .

Crap. Now I’m confused.

04/05/2018 - 7:34am ‘Better’

... in the sense that UMD topped Minny in the pairwise thanks to a 0.0001 advantage in RPI.

03/25/2018 - 12:10pm Root your pool picks

They’re all good teams on that ride of the bracket, bring higher seeded than any of our opponents on our side. We’re in the privileged position to be able to worry about ourselves and out immediate opponent first, and to have the confidence that we can take on whomever else they put in font of us when it comes to it.

03/04/2018 - 9:34am Favorite line

“First of all, I don’t sweat, I perspire...” [note: pronounced ‘pres-PIE-ahh’] “...second, I don’t perspire.”

02/26/2018 - 3:05pm au contraire

These Olympics were awesome.  My trick:  never watch the figure skating.

Also, I loved watching the internet feeds without announcers, when the Olympic network would just be panning the crowds, or showing the Olympic debut of a 16-y.o. skiier form Madagascar.  

Also loved the international friendships on display.  Just about everyone (minus the Canadian Mikayla Malroney on the hoskey team) behaved true to the Olympic spirit in whatever holding area they had to wait for their times, placements, seedings, etc. after their respective runs, often with the competitors whom they'd just beat, or had been beaten by.

My only complaint:  not enough snowboard cross.  Easily the most watchable racing sport in existence.

02/26/2018 - 2:59pm Funny

That is exactly what I was going to say when I read this story and logged on to comment about it.  But yes, well done Iowa!

02/11/2018 - 2:56pm When I grow up…

When I grow up I don’t actually want to be Ethan Happ. But I wouldn’t mind if I got to have the Ethan Happ Rules apply to me when I play ball.

02/07/2018 - 4:04pm Twias

This week in ...

Autoschadenfreude?

02/05/2018 - 3:42pm They’re actually pretty good

2 legit scorers in Bryce Brown and Mustapha Heron, plus a ++ rim protector in Anferee “don’t call me Penny” McLemore”. As good a bet as any to win the conference.

02/02/2018 - 9:23pm Great player but also dirty

Just as he later broke Joe Theisman’s leg, he damaged John Wangler’s knee in the 1979 gator bowl with an unnecessary extra exertion of force while completing a sack. I’ll always hold that against him.

01/31/2018 - 8:19pm That’s my first too, as far as I can remember

As I mentioned, it also leaves an impression when you’re learning your multiplication tables.

01/31/2018 - 2:16pm Ann Arbor memories

Moved to Ann Arbor at the age of 2, where my dad took a teaching job at UM.  We lived in the Old West Side neighborhood, and I remembera few years later watching a game with my dad on our black-and-white TV in the basement (My guess is that it was Michigan-Missouri in 1975, in part because I have a vague memory of trying to process what a "tie" was around the same time, and the internet now tells me Michigan had tied its two previous games).  At any rate, when Michigan scored, we'd rush outside to hear roar of the crowd, and the loudspeaker off in the distance.

Needless to say, those were simpler times.

I'm not sure if I saw a game in person that year.  The first one I remember seeing was a 70-14, second-half romp over Navy the next year.  I was the first kid in my class to learn my 7's on the multiplication table.

Also saw some great basketball (Ricky Green, Phil Hubbard) and hockey (Dave Debol!) teams and players.  Favorite baseball memory was actually when the Reds held their post-strike, mid-summer edition of spring training at Fischer Stadium.  I was 11, and just hung all out all day there, catching foul balls and trying to get autographs..

01/17/2018 - 11:46am And,

Ideally, using Chinese characters

01/12/2018 - 11:19am the guy in the maroon singlet

I love how he's in third before the collision, but by the last frame of the gif he appears to be accelerating like "sweet!  I got this now."

01/12/2018 - 8:31am I’m putting in for that

If only we could think of a snappy, 2-word catch-phrase for the 20K push...

01/10/2018 - 12:53pm How

How open is Wagner in that gif, though?

01/09/2018 - 8:06pm Thanks

..for the courage to share this.  No reason for me to think it's not as miserable as you've described it, but damn I wish it weren't  (Yes, there were 3 negatives in that sentence)

Another wish, a selfish one: that this episode is short and that Alabama docs bring massive relief quickly.  Ok, that would be good for you, too, but primarily I'm selfishly motivated because you bring so damn much to this blog, and I want you at full strength for the bball strech run.

01/05/2018 - 8:33am The F’in Irish

Are 10-0-0 in B1G play. Time to hand them their first ever conference loss.

12/25/2017 - 6:05pm What’s my gnome?

My son got me a Hail To The Victors gnome. The three of us will be watching the Outback Bowl together.

12/24/2017 - 7:07am Lower back pain

Hatin’ it. Wish bourbon cured it. Will spend today pretending it does anyway.

Also autofill: yo Apple— you don’t know what I’m trying to type so just effing let me type it myself

12/20/2017 - 8:16am He’s with the Heat now

Scored his first NBA points in a triple in the second quarter on Monday night

11/23/2017 - 4:27pm I gotta say

Pinot Noir is a helluva drug

11/22/2017 - 1:45pm Alternatively

The entire fan base of his current team could deride, belittle, and ridicule O’Korn to the point where he is one PO’d SOB and takes it out on the opponent on Saturday.

Oh wait . . . You mean that’s ALREADY the plan?

11/20/2017 - 7:35pm Waters

Here in CT there was a lot of head-scratching when Tremont Waters dropped Georgetown and committed to LSU. (I mean, wouldn’t Patrick Ewing be an even better coach for you than JTIII?). Here’s the scouting report, though, based on two in-person views: first he’s a lights out shooter. Saw him make 10 in a row from 3 in a workout — one-handed. Second, he’s vulnerable to pressure. In the state championship game I saw him play, he got shut down by a high school kid (I mean, they all were, but this guy, Pops Douglas, wasn’t going to be playing on Saturdays, so to speak). waters looked just average when he had a guy I in his jock all game long. Long and short of it: don’t let him get open looks, and he won’t burn you off the dribble.

11/19/2017 - 4:47pm UCLA?

They probably want an experienced HC

11/15/2017 - 3:39pm on the Higdon catch-and-run

Watch Bredeson whiff on a block at the 47, just as Higdon is starting his cut back across the field.  Guess who ends up forcing Higdon oob, and looks to have been the only one with the chance of keeping him out of the endzone?  The guy Bredeson whiffed on.  

But hey, I'll still take the 30 + 15 yards.  Just sayin' it was one seemingly inocuous missed block from being a TD.

11/14/2017 - 10:52pm well then

let's get you some points!

11/14/2017 - 4:19pm wait what?

You created an account on this board for the sole purpose of posting a crypitcally captioned picture of the QPac coach in a USA Hockey jacket?

I'm not sure what you're game is, but I admire the passion you are bringing to it.

 

 

11/14/2017 - 2:26pm 5+GM for Boarding

It's not hard ot imagine that the boarded Cornell player was at risk of a severe injury.  It is indeed a classless asshole move to whine that your player's penalty was too harsh when it's not clear how badly hurt the other guy is.  (Granted, it is always possible for there to be an egregious dive, but seldom is can one side be certain in real time).

Living in ECAC territory, I've been impressed with the quality of hockey for the last few years.  But sadly, the fanbases are a mixed bag, and generally well behind.  Here's hoping the fans at RPI, Clarkson, or Cornell --the best prospects for picking it up-- can start a proper "F'ing Classless A-hole" chant the next time Q-Pac visits their respective buildings.

11/14/2017 - 10:20am MAAR

There will be games that will hinge in Abdur-Rahkman creating shots and (by) getting to the rim. While I’m not sure he can be Derrick Walton 2.0, he’ll be very good at it. Much more than ‘role player’ status.

11/14/2017 - 10:15am Mostly agree

I️ absolutely loved his contributions yesterday. In terms of re-making his body, though, he’s a work in progress. At the line he looked like a 7 ft. version of Pro Combine Brady.

10/30/2017 - 8:53am Careful what you wish for

How does soccer maintain a big television contract without long stretches of commercials throughout the game?

Answer: Go Etihad Airways! Beat Yokohama!

10/25/2017 - 11:22am Can't imagine the pain

So sorry for your family's loss. As a community, we'll always be here for you.

10/23/2017 - 10:59am Hudson

Am I wrong in thinking that having Khaleke Hudson be the one responsible for a speedy back who occasionally lines up in the slot is a better idea than putting McCray or Bush in that position?

10/20/2017 - 3:39pm No

Four safeties and a figgie. Duh.

10/19/2017 - 3:14pm too much analysis, not enough logic, man

1. Michigan scored 49 points on these chumps a year ago.

2. "Penn State brought back a large portion of last year's . . .  defense"

I'm kind of shocked they're even making them play the game, right?  Am I missing something?(besides the loss of Darboh, Chesson, Braden, Kalis, and now Speight -- but hardly the 5 horseman, with all due respect).

(/half-serious)

 

 

 
10/18/2017 - 1:34pm good

but 'troglohard" also works

10/18/2017 - 1:32pm Oh come on

Huard was terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible last week.  From claiming that Michigan "has been moving toward" highligher yellow "in recent times" (in fact we've moved back to maize since Harbaugh got here) to pretending to be Tony Romo by calling for run-only drives, and then later criticizing Michigan's O for being one dimensional in the second half, it was awful.