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07/12/2018 - 10:53am My bad - read it too quickly.

My bad - read it too quickly.

07/11/2018 - 11:24pm Tom Harmon highlights - the…

Tom Harmon highlights - the run at about 2:10, the punt return vs. Cal at about 3:30, and the run which finishes with juking the drunk fan who came on the field at about 5:00.

And Billy Taylor was a tailback, Seyferth was the fullback.  There should be some good Leroy Hoard and Rob Lytle highlights for the fullback spot.

06/13/2018 - 10:52am I confused Bob Mann with Len…

I confused Bob Mann with Len Ford and agree with the commenter below that Ford should be on the team.  Also support Ron Johnson and Tom Mack.  Tom Keating (early 1960s) worthy of consideration for defensive line.

06/12/2018 - 4:10pm Great squad!! Here are a few…

Great squad!! Here are a few that should have been honorable mention at least, if not starters.

Rick Volk - db 1964-66

Bob Mann - te or de 1946-47 (Pro FB HOF)

Bump Elliiott - hb or db 1946-47

Gene Derricotte - punt return 1944, 1946-48, 4th all time NCAA yards per punt return, held Big 10 record for most PR TD in season until 2004, 1st African-American to play in East-West Shrine game.


04/17/2018 - 10:22am His father played football

His father was an All-MAC running back for Bowling Green in the early 90s.

03/21/2018 - 2:55pm Venue offering single session tickets for Thursday

Staples Center has released some upper level seats for Thursday session only for $135 each.  Flash seats, can't be resold or transferred.


03/20/2018 - 9:48am I have 2 tickets available

Bought tickets last year, but have a wedding to attend and can't go.  Seats are section Premier 11, row 5.  I am selling them only as a full strip and will let them go for below face (face is $400 per seat). Email me using my username if interested and we can work something out. Avoid fees.

02/24/2018 - 3:28pm John Townsend

on that team is grandfather of Eric Montross.

02/13/2018 - 5:01pm Hurricanes too

Good point on Bristol.  I imagine Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had an impact too.  As for the general trend - not knowing what time the game will be until less than 2 weeks ahead of time doesn't make it easy to plan.

01/17/2018 - 8:21pm original or franchise?

have you been to the original or only franchises?

01/17/2018 - 2:18pm Pizza, not wings

The original Ledo's Pizza (in its new location on Route 1.,

11/07/2017 - 5:00pm Paris, Cannavino and Owens

Paris is 75, 41 is Andy Cannavino and Mel Owens is 53.

10/18/2017 - 12:42pm Not the Michigan swimmer

Apparently not the Gordon Downie who swam for Michigan and competed in the 1976 Olympics for GB.

10/11/2017 - 11:52am Mitch is averaging (or as of

Mitch is averaging (or was as of April) almost 200 per game in his bowling league.…

08/31/2017 - 2:44pm Time?

From when til when do you expect to be operational?

08/31/2017 - 1:26pm Also in lot 11

Will try to stop by.

08/18/2017 - 1:39pm Babe's in Roanoake

I'll fly down Friday afternoon and stay with in-laws in Keller near DFW.  Might catch a Rangers game, but will definitely head to Roanoke (northern part of the Metroplex) for awesome fried chicken at some point.  Monstrous portions served family style.  Sometimes, there can be a bit of a wait for a table. 

The Stockyards in Fort Worth are fun and, if you haven't been before, Dealey Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository are must sees.  My brother-in-law is a JFK assasination expert and gives a great tour that includes Oswald's home, the movie theatre he went to after the shooting, the site of where he shot Office Tippett, Parkview Hospital, the lockup where Ruby shot Oswald and Oswald's grave.  I have suggested he offer these tours to the public for a fee in his retirement, but he is in his late 70s and doesn't seem that interested in retiring.  He has the suitcoat that Jack Ruby wore when he shot Oswald in a framed case in his office.

08/10/2017 - 2:36pm Big Ten state with most on list

Maryland has 4 players on this list and there are two more from DC.  If Durkin continures to recruit well in DC and its Maryland suburbs, Maryland could make the B1G East even more competitive.


08/10/2017 - 12:22pm John Chaney to John Calipari

John Chaney (former Temple basketball coach) to John Calipari (UMass basketball coach at the time:

I'll kill you

07/18/2017 - 12:29pm Why Maui field is weaker than usual

Phil Knight of Nike turns 80 this year so Nike is sponsoring two 8-team simultaneous tournaments in Portland over Thanksgiving weekend to honor him.  That took out 16 potential teams, including three of last year's Final Four.

UNC, Duke, Oregon, Stanford, Gonzaga, Connecticut, Michigan State, Ohio State, Arkansas, Georgetown. Texas, Oklahoma, Butler, Florida, Portland and Portland State make up the field.


05/03/2017 - 8:59pm Blade beat writer

He was on the Rome trip with the team.  Surprised a newspaper would lay out the $$ for that in this day and age.

05/03/2017 - 4:05pm Newsome planning to redshirt

Article from Toledo Blade which also gives more background on the medical issues.


03/23/2017 - 2:15pm Re Florida

8-1 is not better than 12-1. #advanced math :)


03/21/2017 - 12:37pm My advice - go to KC and see

My advice - go to KC and see if prices fall at the last minute.  If they do, you buy the cheapest seat in the arena and then try to  move to one of the seats in lower level that are still empty because of late arriving Kansas fans.  If prices don't fall, watch game in bar near arena.

03/21/2017 - 12:32pm No shots from corner

I used to play at Waterman Gym my freshman year - 1973-74. It was the closest gym to Alice Lloyd before CCRB opened a few years later.  You could not shoot from the corner, or your shot would be blocked by the track that overhung.

In answer to an earlier comment about Yost, I attended a game there in 1967 against Purdue as a 6th grader with my brother who was a freshman.  The team wasn't very good - it was the first year after Cazzie left and the last year before the games moved to Crisler. Purdue won, as I recall, with Herm Gilliam and Billy Keller.  I had heard about the bats and birds flying around inside, but I didn't see any.  I had previously been to a wrestling meet there a few years before.

03/13/2017 - 12:49pm The same ticket is for both games, so one you

The same ticket is for both games, so one you leave the arena a buyer won't be able to get back in with your ticket.

02/23/2017 - 11:00am Individual session tickets

Tickets for individual sessions are currently available on Stubhub.  I assume they are also available on other secondary market sites.  I expect that the B1G will offer single session tickets to the public as it gets closer to the event and all-session tickets do not sell out.

01/01/2017 - 11:33pm Burke usually doesn't get that many minutes, but

Burke usually doesn't get that many minutes, but Bradley Beal sat out with an injury.

12/01/2016 - 4:43pm Donate your extras to charity

I often do that with extras I have for games with no buyer interest in the secondary market.  If you itemize your taxes, the value of the deduction for the donation (at face value) is more than what the market will pay.  I usually try the local Boys and Girls Club or Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

10/24/2016 - 3:39pm Don Zanfagna

Don Zanfagna is the only player from RI to earn a varsity letter in football at UM. 1951.

10/20/2016 - 7:03pm Rickey Green

Rickey Green did not break his hand in the second game of the 1977 tournament. They beat Dick Vitale's UD team in that game and were upset by Cornbread Maxwell and UNCC in the elite 8 in the next game. Green was not injured.

09/09/2016 - 3:56pm Adrianne Palicki

was in Friday Night Lights - attended same HS as Chris Wormley.

09/06/2016 - 5:49pm 2 of those were redshirted

Kizer and Francois (FSU) were redshirted and did not play as true freshmen.

08/31/2016 - 4:24pm Meat paste

We called it liverwurst when I was a kid.

08/31/2016 - 4:11pm 1966 starting defensive backfield was impressive

John Rowser - 10 year NFL career, 1 Super Bowl ring, six years as a starter.

Rick Volk - All American, 12 year NFL career, 7 as a starter,  All-Pro, 2 Super Bowls , 1 ring.

Mike Bass - 8 year NFL career, six years as a starter, 1 Super Bowl, All-NFC

Rick Sygar - no NFL career, starter on 1964 Michigan team that won Big Ten and Rose Bowl

No depth though.

08/29/2016 - 2:53pm If I read about Gordon Downie on a Michigan sports blog,

I generally expect it to relate to the fomer Michigan swimmer and 1976 Olympic bronze medalist of that name.  I am old.

08/27/2016 - 10:18am Koger and Wormley

are both Toledo Whitmer alumni, Kovacs was also from Toledo.

08/16/2016 - 10:23am Drew Dileo slide

for the placekick hold to allow last second FG against Northwestern to send game to overtime.

08/08/2016 - 3:50pm Others from Toledo Central Catholic

Besides Deshone Kizer and Jayme Thompson, other players to come out of Toledo Central Catholic in recent years include:

Ryne Robinson(Miami (NTM)) (1stteam All-MAC 2006, led MAC in receiving 2006, Miami career and single season receiving leader) (Carolina Panthers 2007-08)

Dane Sanzenbacher(Ohio State, 1st team All-Big Ten 2010, team MVP 2010, led Big Ten in receiving touchdowns 2010) (Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals 2011-14)

Eric Herman(Ohio U, 2nd team All-MAC 2011, 2012) (New York Giants 2013-14, Baltimore Ravens practice squad 2015)

Chris Boles (Illinois starting offensive guard 2015)

Brad Rogers (Iowa occasional starter at fullback 2010-12)

Mike Marrow (Nebraska letterwinner 2012)

Keith Towbridge(returning starter at tight end for Louisville)

Chris Green Norwood (redshirt freshman at Toledo)

Paul Moses (Miami NTM)) starting linebacker 2015, preseason all-MAC 2016

Zach Harmon (Duke) (likely starting center 2016)

Zach Sandwisch (West Virginia true freshman)


07/29/2016 - 3:34pm In this case

the minor was not aware that the defendant was a police officer, so the "position of authority" concept was not present.



07/02/2016 - 8:52pm I think replay speeds up the game in baseball

Before replay, managers would come out and argue the calls for no real benefit, other than "working the umps."  The first year of replay, the managers would come out and argue like before , stalling for time while the bench coaches would check the replay.  Soon enough, they all figured out they didn't need to go through that charade and the umps let the benches take a little while to diecide whether to challenge or not.

06/24/2016 - 5:26pm Numbers in chart are not correct

The data is not correct, though Michigan still leads for most 1st round picks.  Michigan has 25, Indiana 23 (not 21), Ohio St. has 22 (not 17) and Maryland has 18 (not 15).  I didn't double check MSU.

My source was for draft through 2011, then went to Wikipedia for 2012-16 which meant adding Alex Len for Maryland, Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller and Noah Vonleh for Indiana and JJ Sullinger and DeAngelo Russell for Ohio State.

05/12/2016 - 11:36am There are five

Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators struck out 21 Orioles in a 16 inning game in 1962.

05/11/2016 - 12:08pm Having lived in American Samoa for 3 years

I agree.  The biggest benefit will be for recruiting players in the 50 states that are of Polynesian descent.  There are very few D-I players that actually played HS football in American Samoa.  Nearly all of the Samoan NFL and D-I players went to HS in Hawaii or on the mainland, though there are a few exceptions.

05/06/2016 - 11:04am Yes

Watch to the end -


05/03/2016 - 4:44pm baseball is better choice by far

Even without CTE issues, baseball should be first choice.  Jeff Samardzifa and Calvin Johnson were all-American receivers the same year.  With Samardzija's guaranteed contract, he will make more over his entire career as a middling starter than Megatron (surefire HOF) made over his, not counting the possibility of another contract for Samardzija when the current one expires.…


05/03/2016 - 4:33pm Almost got me

Sarcasm detector didn't go off until second half of the last paragraph.

03/26/2016 - 10:36am Steve Krafcisin

Played for UNC runner-up in 1977 and in Final Four for Iowa in 1980.

03/25/2016 - 3:12pm UCLA

UCLA has everything but hockey.

03/07/2016 - 12:14pm RPI will change

after Big Ten tournament game(s).