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05/10/2016 - 11:43pm I can third the call for

I can third the call for P90X, or even P90X2. I've really loved how they've worked out for me. Can't recommend it enough. 

11/29/2014 - 7:56pm Too soon?

Too soon?

09/28/2014 - 1:11am I worry that Brandon will

I worry that Brandon will fire Hoke in-season to save his own job.

08/18/2013 - 1:04pm Have any oline coaches or

Have any oline coaches or defensive coaches noticed that Glasgow tips when he is pulling? 

08/05/2013 - 4:15pm I bet there will be a

I bet there will be a regional broadcast. 

It looks like WTEV will have it. I'm sure there will be a stream of it one way or another, plus an NFLN replay. 

10/06/2012 - 8:20pm Repost

Probably shouldn't post this again after our own Yakkety Sax-esque performance two weeks ago, but those jerseys...yikes. 

08/17/2012 - 10:16am Yakety TechFit

08/16/2012 - 5:22pm This is the soundtrack you were looking for

12/28/2011 - 1:12pm posted from iPhone

Bet we'll get Arizona.

11/27/2011 - 9:23pm I think you could apply all

I think you could apply all of the same logic of past trends and records, recruting, ppg averages and so on to Hoke before he was hired. Oh...wait...I think someone did do that...And yet; 40-34, 10-2, potential BCS bowl, outside shot at number 1 recruiting class, etc. What statistical analysis would have predicted this before Hoke was hired?  

Meyer can coach. He's won everywhere he's been. TSIO will spare no expense to support him. It's gonna be fun. Two coaches with an intense understanding of the rivalry will hopefully restore it to the competitve balance of it's glory years. Or at the very worse a 1990's redux. 

(And I'm not against statistical analysis in general, I just don't think that parsing numbers looking to allay fears of a number one rival hiring a great coach is the best use of it.)

11/27/2011 - 9:02pm I know that he is a popular

I know that he is a popular target here, but I'll give him credit for coming out and making a genuine and sincere statement almost immediately after he lost his job.

Illinois is handling this coaching transition better then Akron did with Rob Ianello. 

09/06/2011 - 3:57pm Ben Braden

Braden did not play this week, as he was recovering from the effects of a concussion from week one.

08/22/2011 - 1:51pm Brand

The word "brand" is used 13 times in that article. 

06/29/2011 - 2:31pm His weight and conditioning

His weight and conditioning coach at Rockford is former UM player Brent Cummings. 

03/24/2011 - 10:24pm Awesome

I'll tell you, Rockford's coach is a MASSIVE UM guy. He's coached at their camps for years, and was/is very close to Lloyd and heavily influenced by Bo. I'm more excited for him that he has one of his players commit than I am for Blue to get their first player for 2012. Great news all around. I hope Ben has a great career!

09/12/2010 - 8:59pm Your link and your avatar

Your link and your avatar make for an interesting juxtaposition. 

09/04/2010 - 9:18pm Piped-in music?

I think it was during the second quarter that they showed portions of Brock's walk, and then interviewed him on the sideline. The ABC coverage didn't start until 3:30, and I think the team was on the field at that point. 

During the latter stages of the game I realized that I hadn't noticed any piped-in music. Your mention of a Journey song was the first evidence that there was any. How was the mic-ed band? Was there a drop in piped-in music?

09/03/2010 - 9:57pm I'm going to guess Adobe

I'm going to guess Adobe Premiere (or whatever the current Adobe video editor is called) since the Adobe Universal Header is present as the players are massing early on in the clip. 

09/03/2010 - 8:31pm (No subject)

I totally agree. This was my favorite of all of the hype videos that were produced this summer. Fantastic track, great editing. Really sums up the past few years nicely, and hopefully points to what the future looks like. 



09/03/2010 - 8:28pm I'd just like to nominate

Sorry, submitted a link that was previously posted as a url. 

08/29/2010 - 11:24am I think the mistake was for

I think the mistake was for him to "assume that the guys behind them would have been at that level." Seems pretty straightforward. 

08/27/2010 - 2:00pm Strange

Earlier in the clip it's like watching an alternate reality Barry where he briefly displays emotion after scoring a touchdown. 

08/13/2010 - 9:31am Spot The Ball

I remember after he was hired a WVU offensive playbook made the rounds. "Spot the Ball" was terminology for the offense to line up ready to play at the spot of the ball and start of the 25 second clock. If I recall correctly, "Spot the Ball" was one of the phrases that went up in the weight room back when the upgrades came together in early '08. 

02/28/2010 - 8:42pm Getzlaf, Rosby, Yzerman et all...

Getzlaf is that douchey guy at the bar who thinks he is the shit cause he is making seven figures, even though he is balding with faux-Ohno facial pubes. His post-NHL role on Jersey Shore is calling. That he is going bald is scientific evidence of karma if ever there was any.

Rosby is Rosby. Versus and NBC pull out their kneepads early and have their storyline for the next six months; it's Rosby's world, we just live in it.

Yzerman FTG. Can't argue with that. Sacrifices taste to assemble a gold medal winning team. Super hard to root for the Western Conference A-Hole All-Stars, but at least he got it done for his county. Bad news is that now he'll probably leave the Wings to take a GM position with another team this summer.

02/01/2010 - 9:46pm Opinion from the Planetary Society

I don't know what the reputation of the Planetary Society is around here, but they are very enthusiastic about today's announcement.…

(Carl Sagan was one of the founding members of the Planetary Society, FWIW.)

09/04/2009 - 6:07pm Ernie

When I was in middle school, my family would leave early for spring break to go stay in Lakeland for spring training. We stayed at the same hotel as the Tigers and everything. I have distinct memories of Willie Hernandez wearing a three piece suit to breakfast at the hotel restaurant, Cecil Fielder and his Nissan Pathfinder, and seeing Mike Henneman just about everywhere.

My brother and I were total autograph hounds, and we'd arrive early to meet the players and get signatures on cards and balls. It felt like Ernie was just about everywhere. Always super gracious with his time and talking to everyone who was around. I remember him spending a lot of time talking with my mom and dad, while my brother and I chased Tigers with Sharpie's, cards, and baseballs. He chatted with everyone who was there, and I couldn't imagine how many people he spoke to during the course of spring training.

I had one ball in particular that was riddled with signatures. Mostly it was covered with second and third tier players, but here and there you could find Trammell or Sparky written in there. Forget about Cecil. He was impossible to get, although my 5-year old sister somehow managed to get a 5-year old Prince Fielder autograph.

But right in the sweet spot was Ernie. While he signed he asked us how school was going, where in Michigan we were from, what positions we played, and so on. Even as a snot nosed middle school puke, I could appreciate what a great guy he was. "Michigan's Grandpa," indeed!

This was about the time of "Bo Don't Know Ernie." (I still have that bumper sticker packed away somewhere.) Bo was also everywhere around Lakeland, more often than not, sitting in the stands with the fans at Joker Marchant Stadium. I remember that conventional wisdom around West Michigan was that Bo had lost it. Here he'd just fired Ernie, and there was a lot of chatter before his retirement that he needed to go so that UM could compete for more national championships under Mo. There was a LOT of that chatter after Mo coached them to a bowl victory in '88.

I remember my dad nudging me in Bo's direction and telling me to go ask him for an autograph. Heck, I was TERRIFIED of Bo. I'd seen enough games to know his demeanor. Plus, he reminded me of my grandpa, and I didn't like badgering him with requests, either. Eventually I summed up the courage to go ask him to sign my baseball, and he did, right in the sweet spot. He didn't bark or growl at me, and instead gave me that look that my own grandpa gave me which was somehow reassuring and slightly unnerving all at once.

In the three years that our family went down there, and with all of the signatures on that ball, somehow the second sweet spot had never been signed. Not until Bo put his pen there that humid night.

To make a long story longer, I have a baseball signed by both Bo and Ernie, in opposite sweet spots, from the height of "Bo Don't Know Ernie" era.

Later that summer we flew to Boston to watch the Tigers at Fenway and to tool around Boston for a weekend. Through a complete accident, we ended up at the same hotel as the Tigers. We didn't realize it until we walked into the lobby and heard, "I haven't seen you guys since Lakeland! Glad you could make it out here for a game!"

It was Ernie.