Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Definitely annoyed that ESPN says they have the Twins-Tigers game on, but instead they're running ESPNews. Good thing I can watch it online.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lions Win, 19-14

I knew the day had to come eventually, but it's a bit shocking for it to finally be here.

UPDATE: Just for reference, the Lions' last win came on 12/23/2007 against the Chiefs.

UPDATE 2: Here's the what the Detroit News has to say.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The Lions are featured in the Wall Street Journal today, unfortunately it's for being horrendous at playing defense.

Sleep Apnea

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Those guys drive me crazy."

This Sears commercial restores some of my respect for Brett Favre:

If you were a Star Wars fan...'d think this was hilarious:

You can see the photographer's Flickr stream here.

UPDATE: A little context:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

So, anyone want UM-MSU tickets?

Because after the loss to ND, can't imagine that I'm going to go.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Punch Out

The Detroit News picked up on a story from the South Bend Tribune about video of UM's Jonas Mouton punching ND's Eric Olsen. Here's the video:

When Coach Rodriguez was asked about it today he said, "The little bit of the clip I saw, guys got tangled up and Jonas was trying to free himself." Now, I'm a little biased, almost as much as Rodriguez himself, but that looks an awful lot like a cheap shot to the throat to me. Thoughts?

UPDATE: Maybe I am a whiny Spartan fan, but I'm also right. Mouton was suspended for one game today by the Big Ten. This could be a big deal, except that UM is playing EMU.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Speaking of the Journal, there's also an excellent article up about the history of the Wildcat offense. The author seems to think the Wildcat could end up being more than a fad in the NFL. I'm not sure, but I'm for anything that shakes NFL offenses up.


You want a sure sign that fantasy football has really arrived? How about an article in the Wall Street Journal? Not an article about fantasy football, but an actual advice column.

Monday, September 14, 2009


As I was driving back to Iowa I listened to part of the broadcast of the DET-NO game. I can't remember if it was on the broadcast or actually from the game, but I definitely heard "Rock You Like A Hurricane" playing before kickoff. The game was at the Superdome. In New Orleans. Does that seem right to you?

And since I brought it up:

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Under the Bus

I really liked this picture, created by a reader of The Corner to be the International Symbol for being "thrown under the bus."

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Stat of the Day

Not actually a record you want.

According to Wikipedia: Damion Easley, former Detroit Tiger, at the end of the 2008 regular season, held the record among active players as the one who had played the most games without reaching the postseason (1,706 games).

But...this isn't so bad:

On August 2, 2007, Easley became the 24th player in Mets' history to hit an inside the park home run (against the Milwaukee Brewers), during a 12-4 victory. (He would have been 37 years old. I hope I can still run 360 feet when I'm 37.)

Monday, September 07, 2009

Not for the Squeamish

Don't know if you heard about this, but I hope you aren't eating anything. I'm kinda sensitive about my own teeth.

Guess you would call him a "breast man."

Friday, September 04, 2009

Draft Prep

Here's a link to the draft sheet in excel format. Here's the source at Foxsports.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


In the months since January I'd forgotten just how much I love college football.

"Those who stay really, really late will be champions."

I think Bob Wojnowski is on target with this column.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

RE: RE: Wolverines Dirty Rotten Cheaters

"Those who stay will be champions."

Who the ________ is P.F.C. Toney Clemons. This kid broke the chain of command and ratted on a former team and it would appear he can't run from here to there without collapsing from heat exhaustion. What is going on in Big Blue country.

So what should Michigan do? I think those who don't like the program can transfer. Wait, let's transfer the entire senior class off the team. Let's--on second thought, Men's Sports. Let's transfer the entire men's sports department. Bill Martin, go on out there and get those boys off the field. They're packing their bags. Judy Van Horn, associate athletic director, get President Mary Sue Coleman on the phone. We're surrendering our season.

Wait a minute Judy, don't get the president just yet. Maybe we should consider this for a minute. Maybe, and I'm just spit-balling here, maybe we have a responsibility as coaches to train these crybabies. Maybe as coaches we have a responsibility to the University of Michigan football to see that scholarship athletes are trained professionals. I'm certain I've read that somewhere once.

And now I'm thinking that your suggestion of transfering these players, while expeditious and certainly painless, might not be, in a manner of speaking, the Michigan way.

The players stay where they are. We're going to train the lads. Rich, you're in charge. If these players don't run 4.4 on their next 40-yard dash, I'm going to blame you. And then I'm going to fire you.

Do off-season training rules get broken at Michigan? On the record I tell you I discourage the use of over-training in accordance with the NCAA's directive. Off the record, I tell you it is an invaluable part of championship training. And if it happens to go on without my knowledge, so be it. I run my unit how I run my unit. You wanna investigate me, roll the dice and take your chances. I eat breakfast 100 miles from Ohio State Buckeyes who are trained to destroy us. So don't think for one second you can come to Ann Arbor, flash an investigation, and make me nervous.

1. I want to hear from the other 85 guys on the team that are either fine with the weekly practice schedule or are too darn afraid of big, bad, Rich and his conditioning coach.

2. I want to hear from former West Virginia players. I want to first give Rodriquez the benefit of the doubt. I want to assume that whatever he is doing with Michigan is the same he was doing with West Virginia. So, former WV players should be relevent testimony.

3. "Go play intramurals brotha'".

4. Do I think this goes on at all the other big programs, yes! Am I condoning it, not at all. I really hope he is respectful and responsible to the players health and well-being. If the allegations are true, I want something done about it.

5. I agree with Big Daddy. Winning cures everything and when you come off a 3-9 season and practicing longer than the NCAA rules allow...allegedly..., then I'd probably be upset too. Maybe this is their way of getting off the team, rather than going down as a quitter.

6. I understand that Coach Rodriquez is still bringing in his brand of players and selling his program. I realize he still has some Lloyd Carr recruits that may be a cause for mutiny. So, I'd like to know how many of these guys are RR guys and how many are Carr guys. Maybe they were a little soft. Give me some reason to explain the 1-6 record versus Jim Tressel.

7. What in the world are Ohio State players and Jim Tressel doing? Why would they defend their arch rival in saying that they also practice longer than what is allowed? The only answer I can think of is this: They don't want to beat their arch rival short handed. They don't want any asterisk or cheap wins. They want their opponent at their best. No excuses. So, if you want to be happy beating a suspended team, so be it. I get that for some teams, a win against Michigan is huge no matter what.

In all seriousness, I've never played a college sport, let alone Division I football for the U of M. You go there with the dreams of making it to the pros. To play for a shot to win a National Championship any given year. So, forgive me if I don't have much pitty on you when you say football is no longer "fun." Cry me a river. Everyone knows there is nothing more INVOLUNTARY than VOLUNTARY workouts.

Jerry freakin' Rice

Now this is what I love to see from Hall of Famers, especially our sports heroes (and Tecmo legends). Jerry just forearm shivered Brandon Marshall, Michael Crabtree, T.O., and Plax. MAN'S GAME!

We need more guys speaking up and speaking out in the NFL and MLB. I want to hear what Nolan Ryan thinks. I want a piece of Ronnie Lott's mind. Give me some Bill Laimbeer (who just landed an NBA Assistant gig with Kurt Lambis...the Scott Hastings of the Lakers). I love when Hank "The Hammer" Aaron tells it like it is. What does Ripken have to say?

War more legends of the game putting the primadonnas in their place.