Thursday, October 30, 2014


 Here's a slightly reworked version of that previous trailer with an extra scene at the beginning from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday night:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Phase 3

Marvel made a ton of announcements today:

-Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6, 2016. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. will star.

-Dr. Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016. The current rumor is that Benedict Cumberbatch will star.

-Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been moved up to May 5, 2017.

-Thor: Ragnarok comes out July 28, 2017.

-Black Panther premieres November 3, 2017. Chadwick Boseman (played Jackie Robinson in 42) has been cast as the lead.

-Avengers: Infinity War will be two movies. Part 1 releases May 4, 2018 with Part 2 following a year later on May 3, 2019.

-Captain Marvel debuts July 6, 2018. There have been a number of characters that have used the name but the film will feature Carol Danvers.

-Inhumans releases November 2, 2018.

That's a lot to react to. Outside of the potential of having Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and the fact that the GotG sequel is going to be slightly earlier I'm not too excited about any of these announcements. I have a lot of faith in Marvel, but I see a lot of ways for them to screw things up with this slate. Hopefully it all works out.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"It'll never be over here."

What were the Wolverines thinking planting a stake in the turf at Spartan Stadium?

When you're in their position you need to hope the other team isn't as enthusiastic as you are, maybe looking forward to the next game against OSU. Now, that's not likely because because you've got a guy coaching on the other sideline that said this (emphasis mine):

I find a lot of the things they do amusing. They need to check themselves sometimes. Let’s just remember, pride comes before the fall. ... They want to mock us, I’m telling them, it’s not over. They want to print that crap all over their locker room, it’s not over and it’ll never be over here. It’s just starting. ... I’m very proud of our football team, and I’m very proud of the way our football team handled themselves after the game as well. You don’t have to disrespect people. If they want to make a mockery of it, so be it. Their time will come.

Does that sound like a guy who's going to allow his team to be unfocused? I guarantee you if Dantonio coached the Spartans for 50 more years and never lost another game against Michigan it wouldn't be enough for him. So you give that guy and his team another reason to be jacked up for the game? That's madness.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


This is every lineman's dream. But how crazy is the coach to draw up that play?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Age of Ultron


In case there's any question, I don't support this type of behavior. After all the attempts on Sparty over the years I don't exactly have a lot of sympathy for the folks in Ann Arbor but it's still classless.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I am shocked that Brian Kelly is whining about the (correctly called) pass interference penalty that took the winning touchdown for Notre Dame off the board. He's usually such a class act.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Matthew Stafford was interviewed on SVP & Russillo today. There's a good bit where SVP asks if he should drop Stafford as his fantasy quarterback so he doesn't feel as much pressure to perform.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

"You're expecting to get screwed over."

This is a great rant from Ryen Russillo.

Friday, October 10, 2014


Does it seem to anyone else that the sports media really, really needs Andrew Luck to be good? No doubt he has great talent, but I find it annoying how he gets a pass on everything that goes wrong, even more than proven guys like Brady and Manning. What's the deal?

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Rich Rod

I wish I could remember my thoughts the day Rich Rod was fired from UM. I'm pretty sure I was more happy than disappointed, more glad than upset. I don't remember ever being a Rich Rod "hater." But, I know I HATED his defense. I loved his offense. The guy was a genius how he moved the ball and Denard was awesome to watch.

The guy could flat out coach and recruit. I know for sure I gave him a free pass his first two years because Lloyd Carr absolutely set the program up for failure. I know Mallet was supposed to be the next QB under Carr's system, but other than that, the cupboards were empty. But knowing what he did at West Virginia, you had to give him at least two years because of how different his program was run.

I think the part that bothered me the most was the defense NEVER improved in his 3 year era and his Special Teams apparently didn't practice much. The wins and offense gradually improved, but the defense didn't show signs of progress. Apparently he was never able to get his Defensive Coordinator from West Virginia to come to UM. But, he now has him in Arizona, which certainly helped limit Oregon to 24 points at Oregon, something the MSU DC could NOT do. The problem I had is at a program like Michigan, the name on the jersey should get you all the recruits you need to beat anyone not named OSU, MSU, ND, and Wisconsin. Then, with a last name/track record of Rodriguez, that should get you the rest of the recruits you need to beat those teams. Is that arrogance? I don't intend it that way, that's just how it goes. However, with the Michigan brand and the Rodriguez name, he still couldn't beat the rivals (or cared to beat them?). After 3 years of recruiting, the program and your name should be better than 7 wins. It shouldn't take 3 years at a Michigan, OSU, Florida, Alabama, etc. to get 7 wins. Shoot, you get 3 from all the home games against the MAC!

I believe Rich Rod didn't always do his part to keep people happy, especially since he wasn't a "Michigan Man." He ruffled some feathers and got a lot of heat. But, I also believe there were some behind-the-scenes stuff going on, whether that was orchestrated by Carr or not, to make things miserable for Rich Rod. I wonder though, what if the plug was pulled too soon. What would have a 4th or 5th year looked like?

Would I be having these doubts if Hoke wasn't stinking up the program or if Rodriguez wouldn't have just beat Oregon? You're always glad to break up with your girlfriend until she starts dating one of your enemies or she acts like her life is better without you.

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Not-So-Mighty Joba

 I'd say this is a 38 second summary of the Tigers game this afternoon:

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Catch has a great article up about Jim Harbaugh. It doesn't really make me think he's not crazy, but it is an interesting read.