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12/12/2018 - 12:10pm Only problem with that is…

Easton no longer sells hockey sticks, so that's out. 

It looks like they do make wooden bats, though, so baseball it is. 

12/12/2018 - 10:25am Especially when you see it 3…

Especially when you see it 3-9 times every thread.

(That's still a thing, right?)

12/11/2018 - 7:48pm I would say NOT a personal…

I would say NOT a personal injury attorney. Focus on finding a lawyer specializing in workers' comp/OSHA.

12/11/2018 - 3:19pm One, anyone that tweets or…

One, anyone that tweets or communicates with recruits is an idiot. 

fixed it for you

 Two, can you blame folks for thinking extra benefits?  Bama has poached our top recruit in 3 of the last 5 years (Hill, Ekiyor, & Harris).  Add to that major leans in Wilson with UGA who's a former Saban assistant, Herbert to Miami, Treadwill to Ole Miss, etc.  It's hard to not think that as a traditional blue blood strong recruiting program who always starts strong and finishes weak and/or looses guys and the southern schools that do the opposite. 

Alabama, Georgia, and Miami as just as blue blood (maybe not Miami, historically, although the young kids would think that, what with their 80s and 2000's runs) as Michigan - Alabama, especially. Honestly, even without bagmen, I could see them getting these recruits to flip. 

Ole Miss is the thing that is not like the others and I think the bagman theory was all but proven there. 

12/11/2018 - 2:49pm One very small lemon-sized…

One very small lemon-sized bag of lemon. 

12/11/2018 - 1:09pm So Michigan recruiting does…

So Michigan recruiting does lag behind teams like nd, osu, Hopkins, and Maryland, although ahead of PSU and Rutgers, at this point.

Looking at the link, the other schools with "better" (i.e., ranked) and more talent (at this point) include Duke, UVA, Georgetown,UNC, Penn, and Princeton. Judging solely by recruiting, Michigan could certainly be competing for a conference tournament berth annually. Things are looking up?

Just for the sake of conference completeness:

5* No. 15 Owen Murphy, A, Avon Old Farms (Conn.) / SweetLax
5* No. 16 Blake Rodgers, LSM/D, Bullis (Md.) / VLC – PG ’19
4* No. 43 Tim Marcille, G, Gonzaga (D.C.) / Madlax
4* No. 68 ^Jack Ruddy, LSM/D, Hun (N.J.) / Leading Edge
4* No. 93 Jacob Angelus, A/M, Paul VI (Va.) / Blackwolf
4* No. 97 Hunter Jaronski, LSM/D, Academy of the New Church (Pa.) / Duke’s LC

4* No. 24 Connor Whalen, LSM, Bishop Shanahan (Pa.) / Freedom
4* No. 27 Brett Mallee, LSM, La Salle (Pa.) / Big 4 HHH
4* No. 29 Kelan Duff, D, Culver (Ind.) / True, SweetLax
4* No. 70 Logan McNaney, G, Salisbury (Conn.) / SweetLax
4* No. 72 ^Michael Mines, M, Torrey Pines (Calif.) / West Coast Starz, RC
4* No. 74 Danny Maltz, A, Riverside (Va.) / SweetLax
4* No. 75 Jack Brennan, A, Irondequoit (N.Y.) / SweetLax
4* No. 88 Conor Calderone, F/O, Smithtown West (N.Y.) / Laxachusetts

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS (have no ranked commits at this point)

12/11/2018 - 12:22pm So it looks like Michigan…

So it looks like Michigan must win a minimum of 2 conference matches in order to even sniff the BTT, based on last season's results (Rutgers and PSU were both 2-3, but RU had the tiebreaker). Tough slate, with every other conference team ranked. I guess best chances would be the last 3. 

I'll have to put that Marquette match on the calendar. It might be a nice day to drive up from Chicago to watch our Wolverines (for the first time ever!). 

12/11/2018 - 12:05pm Speaking from experience, I…

Speaking from experience, I see.

12/10/2018 - 4:06pm Could also have been zoysia…

Could also have been zoysia which is more common in cooler climes. 

12/10/2018 - 3:54pm Hey man, I'm all for calling…

Hey man, I'm all for calling a spade a spade, but referring to fellow mgobloggers with 4 letter words (like r**b) is just rude. :p

12/10/2018 - 3:14pm If it is deflected off an…

If it is deflected off an offensive player and never touches a defender, is a lineman still ineligible to catch that ball in college?

12/10/2018 - 3:11pm Hey guys, I have an idea…

Hey guys, I have an idea. Let's run a play with ONLY skill position players and no linemen! WCGW??

12/08/2018 - 4:27pm Airwolf all day and Street…

Airwolf all day and Street Hawk all night.

12/07/2018 - 11:05am Looking forward to this one!…

Looking forward to this one! I have it scheduled to record. Hoping for a big win. It would be a massive upset. Go Blue!

12/06/2018 - 5:21pm A football championship…

A football championship would register 100 on my whole number scale of Michigan sports fandom. Basketball championship would rate a 99. Every other sport would be somewhere in the mid-high 90s. I was somehow ecstatic when Michigan won the softball championship a decade+ ago, and I had never even watched college softball before in my life. 

12/06/2018 - 12:17pm Yeah, that "Reply" button…

Yeah, that "Reply" button does seem superfluous. I mean, not all that confusing, but certainly redundant. 

Honestly, I never even noticed it until you brought it up.

12/06/2018 - 12:16pm Also maybe move this Meta:…

Also maybe move this Meta: Commenting Issue post into the sticky for bugs.

12/06/2018 - 12:13pm Move this from diary to…

Move this from diary to board please

12/06/2018 - 11:08am This is the first thing that…

This is the first thing that came to mind for me. Don't know why there is so much speculation about who sells Russian River when it can all be quickly found on the brewers website. You can contact the distributor or any of the stores listed in your area. 

12/05/2018 - 3:19pm Love it...

Love it...

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12/05/2018 - 12:43pm Ah, Northwestern. Cradle of…

Ah, Northwestern. Cradle of Weird Coaches...

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12/04/2018 - 8:22pm I really want his child's…

I really want his child's name to be Robin F. Locksley. 

12/04/2018 - 4:14pm I think the real question is…

I think the real question is, why does the NU roster abbreviate Freshman as "Fy?" Every other school abbreviates it as "Fr."

For "first year" perhaps? 

12/04/2018 - 4:12pm NU roster still lists him at…

NU roster still lists him at 6'8", so I'm inclined to believe he didn't grow 7" since last year...

12/04/2018 - 12:59pm I wish I were going, but I'm…

I wish I were going, but I'm out of town on a business trip... 

(I would totally place-drop, but the Cincinnati suburbs aren't terribly exciting)

12/04/2018 - 12:57pm are we sure he's not…

are we sure he's not formerly a Christmas elf, what with the rosy cheeks, pointy ears/eyebrows, and clear affinity for red? 

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12/03/2018 - 11:11am sleeping in again, eh?  ;)

sleeping in again, eh?  ;)

12/03/2018 - 8:14am Seconded 


12/02/2018 - 12:44am Since it sounds like highest…

Since it sounds like highest seed will host sweet 16 and elite eight, this is how it breaks down:

Stanford Region (Palo Alto)

  • #1 Stanford vs. 16 Washington State
  • #8 Penn State vs Washington (swept #9 Creighton)

Minnesota Region (Minneapolis)

  • #2 Minnesota vs. #15 Oregon
  • #7 Nebraska vs. #10 Kentucky

Illinois Region (Champaign)

  • #3 Illinois vs. #14 Marquette
  • #6 Wisconsin vs. San Diego (swept #11 USC)

BYU Region (Provo)

  • #4 BYU vs. Florida (beat FGCU, which upset #13 UCF in first round)
  • #5 Texas vs. Michigan (upset #12 Pitt)

    All games will be played 12/7, times TBD. 

    Elite 8 games will be on 12/8. 

    12/01/2018 - 10:02pm That makes sense. 

    That makes sense. 

    12/01/2018 - 9:56pm Great match. Pitt took the…

    Great match. Pitt took the first set, Michigan responded with the next two. Pitt evened it up,. Pitt had some good momentum closing out the 4th set pretty strong, but Michigan came out on fire in the 5th and never let up. 

    Also advancing to the Sweet 16 are #6 Wisconsin (3-1 over Pepperdine), #8 Penn State (3-0 over Syracuse), and #7 Nebraska (3-0 over Missouri). 

    #3 Illinois leads Louisville 2-1 and are in the 4th set. 

    #2 Minnesota is up 2-0 over South Carolina.

    Big Ten should have 6 teams in the Sweet 16, including teams ranked 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8. They only rank up to #16 in the tournament for some reason, but Michigan is ranked #18. 

    Looks like we get #5 Texas in the next round. Good team. They've lost 4 matches - to #1 Stanford twice, #6 Wisconsin, and Kansas.

    12/01/2018 - 8:02pm Murder Wolf might say that…

    Murderwolf might say that we've always been a basketball school...

    12/01/2018 - 7:58pm They went a stretch that…

    They went a stretch that lasted nearly half of the second half without a field goal. That defense was impressive.

    12/01/2018 - 10:44am Ha, is it? Clearly I have no…

    Ha, is it? Clearly I have no idea what he looks like

    11/30/2018 - 10:01pm Trolls will troll. Member…

    Trolls will troll. Member for a whole 18 minutes :rolleyes:

    11/30/2018 - 9:59pm Alcohol can be quite the drug

    Alcohol can be quite the drug

    11/30/2018 - 2:51pm (No subject)

    Laney Boggs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Transformative "Nerdy Girl" Makeovers from Movies

    11/30/2018 - 2:48pm YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD!


    11/30/2018 - 2:47pm Is your sarcasm sensor on…

    Is your sarcasm sensor on the fritz?

    11/30/2018 - 2:44pm I gotta say, I also love the…

    I gotta say, I also love the shoes on dad (?). 

    11/29/2018 - 10:02pm I went to that site once…

    I went to that site once. Felt dirty afterward. Never been back. 

    11/29/2018 - 3:07pm Good to see Senior in the…

    Good to see Senior in the stands yesterday. But man, those were not great uniforms in retrospect. Better than the tire tread shorts, at least.

    11/29/2018 - 1:13pm MGoneBlue is referring to…

    MGoneBlue is referring to the alleged cover-up by then-AD Perles of a reported rape/sexual assault of a student-athlete in 1992. 

    Student was scholarship field hockey player, went for treatment, seen by Nassar, he assaulted her. She reported it, went to Title IX office, eventually buried and nothing happened. 

    That's the story, anyway. There are apparently enough inconsistencies to cast at least some doubt.

    11/28/2018 - 4:07pm Born and raised in Georgia…

    Born and raised in Georgia. I wholeheartedly agree with this. Playing UGA in Atlanta would be... less than ideal. 

    11/27/2018 - 11:38am Obligatory Jim Carrey Dumb…

    Obligatory Jim Carrey Dumb and Dumber "so you're saying there's a chance" gif goes here.

    11/23/2018 - 3:58pm That's three things, but I…

    That's three things, but I'll take 'em.

    11/22/2018 - 7:40am No official alumni club bars…

    No official alumni club bars in the burbs. In my younger days, I would drive from the northwest suburbs to Joe's on Weed (dating myself here) to watch games with other Michigan fans.

    11/21/2018 - 10:08pm Gets you right in Dee Hart,…

    Gets you right in Dee Hart, doesn't it?

    11/20/2018 - 7:15am  


    Mika, a brown cocker spaniel, was 'snatched by thieves' when she had been taken for a walk

    11/20/2018 - 7:11am (No subject)

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