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Title: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 25, 2015, 08:04:38 PM
Question 1:

What goes through Josh Gordon's head before he screws up?

What type of drink(s) did he have to earn his next suspension?

Question 2:

Why did they have to wait until 8:00 to kick off this turd of a Pro Bowl game?

I want to see how Tate, Quinn and Stafford do, but man - they won't play till late - and I don't want to stay up watching this turkey.

 8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 25, 2015, 08:13:12 PM
I thought it odd they made the suspension announcement Superbowl week - when it was from an incident back in July  8* (from what I just heard on a sports radio show)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 25, 2015, 08:16:11 PM
He did it way back in July?

And they still let him play last season?

Seriously?

You have got to be kidding me!

All I did was read the blip on the bottom of the Pro Bowl Pre game.....

 8*

To think I tied up a roster spot on him.....

I assumed this was a NEW incident.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 25, 2015, 08:26:16 PM
This ad was classy of Max.

(http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=CICAgKDjx5fiPBABGAEyCN5XEyeup5bI)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 25, 2015, 08:30:29 PM
Harbaugh is already paying dividends!

3 commitments this weekend.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2015/01/24/florida-de-reuben-jones-harbaughs-first-commitment/22292533/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2015/01/24/florida-de-reuben-jones-harbaughs-first-commitment/22292533/)

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2015/01/25/ohio-ot-nolan-ulizio-becomes-ums-third-weekend-commit/22315651/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2015/01/25/ohio-ot-nolan-ulizio-becomes-ums-third-weekend-commit/22315651/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 25, 2015, 08:41:05 PM
This ad was classy of Max.

([url]http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=CICAgKDjx5fiPBABGAEyCN5XEyeup5bI[/url])


Now that's something that is rarely found in today's athlete!

Hope we get the chance to play against him someday inter league or WS... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 25, 2015, 08:50:54 PM
Stafford is tearing them up!

I can go to bed early.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 30, 2015, 05:32:43 PM
I'm thinking I can shoot better than Tiger Woods my next time on the course...  82!     and that's after getting off the plane and driving straight to the course.

Some speculate he'd rather be at the Superbowl with Lindsay than playing this Sunday anyway :-)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 30, 2015, 07:10:05 PM
I'm thinking I can shoot better than Tiger Woods my next time on the course...  82!     and that's after getting off the plane and driving straight to the course.

Some speculate he'd rather be at the Superbowl with Lindsay than playing this Sunday anyway :-)

I bet you that is his strategy?

Lose at golf and watch some football?

That is what I would do.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 30, 2015, 10:24:32 PM
I'm sure his former swing coaches that he "fired" are watching with interest...   
Will he dare go back to those that helped him with success?

Otherwise he can kiss his chances at beating Jack's records - which drives him.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 31, 2015, 02:15:44 PM
I think his chances of beating Jacks records are pretty well gone - unless he does something very drastic.

He had no staying power like Jack.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 31, 2015, 09:40:11 PM
I'm hoping that next year I find someone who has super bowl squares for sale... 

Its boring to watch the game without some form of gambling... 

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 31, 2015, 10:20:37 PM
Shoot Prof - if you would have let me know I would have hooked you up....

Let me know how many and how rich next year.

As Homer Simpson said - Gambling makes a good thing better!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 02, 2015, 08:40:10 AM
I wonder how long before 'deflate gate is back in the news ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 02, 2015, 09:55:44 AM
deflate gate is over.  It was only a diversion before the super bowl to take the heat off the incompetent refs and rigging by the NFL execs.
And it worked
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Collegekid on February 02, 2015, 10:23:52 AM
Still can't believe those last couple of plays last night. Wow!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 02, 2015, 11:08:06 AM
deflate gate is over.  It was only a diversion before the super bowl to take the heat off the incompetent refs and rigging by the NFL execs.
And it worked
I'm glad the blown call by the ref's on the first punt by NE didn't come back to make a difference in the game...
defense player made contact with the plant leg of the punter... 
 is roughing the kicker - not running into

NFL needs to address the fight at the end - as that was a huge distraction and did more damage to the image than a deflated ball ever would...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 02, 2015, 03:21:43 PM
...   someone asked what was   XLIX and why where they advertising it on the Superbowl
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 02, 2015, 03:45:36 PM
LOL.......I tried to save Mrs. Fuzz the embarrassment of asking that out in public!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 02, 2015, 07:24:38 PM
I wonder how long before 'deflate gate is back in the news ??? ??? ???

Hopefully never?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 02, 2015, 07:33:21 PM
Only two more days to one of my favorite days of the year - and we will get to see if Jim Harbaugh reels in a couple of 5 star players to "save" this class and propel U of M football back into relevance.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 04, 2015, 06:55:32 AM
It sounds like OSU is taking a class of recruits that is larger than they have spots for.

That is classic SEC style recruiting. 

Now some kid gets "grey shirted" or some current kid gets "cut" for a "medical" reason, or they "decide" they want to transfer.

Classic SEC tactics from Urban Liar.

I am curious what the B1G will do about Urban doing this over and over again - I suspect nothing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 04, 2015, 03:33:30 PM
The Big 10 Commissioner works for Ohio State didn't you get the memo?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2015, 07:28:51 PM
I'm thinking Seattle did a lot to further damage their image during the last 5 minutes of that game.  They were always considered cocky, but talent was recognized nonetheless. 

Now they will be known as arrogant, poor losers, cocky, and poor sportsmen with a bone headed man at the helm calling the dumbest play in professional football.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 04, 2015, 08:20:35 PM
I never liked their coach.  He's an arrogant ahole cheater, at least in college.  That's why he got run out of USC
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 04, 2015, 08:45:13 PM
I never liked their coach.  He's an arrogant ahole cheater, at least in college.  That's why he got run out of USC

And he runs a good time team with no discipline! 

You saw it a USC - and you now see it in Seattle.

All sorts of BS going on all the time.  Reggie Bush.  Harvin fighting Golden Tate before the Super Bowl.  Harvin getting traded away.  Etc etc etc etc.

This is a marquis coach?  I think not.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 04, 2015, 09:23:52 PM
I was never a Pete Carrol fan either, and why I find it enjoyable that he called that bone headed play.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 05, 2015, 06:43:36 AM
I was never a Pete Carrol fan either, and why I find it enjoyable that he called that bone headed play.

Do you find it humorous that Bill Bellichick is defending the play calling?

I do....

I sure would have been criticizing Bill if the Seahawks would have scored and Bill would not have used a time out.

As it is he looks like a genius. 

Why did he have all those corners in?  Very strange goal line defensive formation to me.  Its like he was expecting that play.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 05, 2015, 07:30:53 AM
I think Bill or any other coach would have called a fade to one of the corners of the end zone where the match up looked inviting, not up the middle where all the congestion was on an anticipated goal line formation.  It's all speculation now......funny though, and deserving seeing how they displayed their sportsmanship near the end of the game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 05, 2015, 07:33:10 AM
It just adds to the Lore of Belichick - the coaching genius

His game plan was spot on - out coached Carrol - and was able to overcome the fluke catch with what many analyst are calling a brilliant move to force Seattle to think quick - and likely pass.

What was it that Bo n Woody used to say about the forward pass?
Three Things Can Happen When You Pass and Two of Them Are Bad  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 05, 2015, 07:42:23 AM
I hope the Runyan and Wheatley that are entering U of M this fall are close to the players that their dads were.

I kind of feel sorry for Tyrone Jr. 

I'm not sure I'd want to play college ball for a team where my dad was on the coaching staff.

I was kind of surprised to see him commit to U of M because of that.

Runyan's dad is just the sideline reporter.....  not so bad.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2015, 08:49:04 AM
I was never a Pete Carrol fan either, and why I find it enjoyable that he called that bone headed play.


I agree...   just always rubbed me the wrong way with his attitude...

but I'm sure he cares about as much about what you and I think about him as the man in the moon!!!

He's still got pretty good number$$$:

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/sports/the-8-nfl-coaches-earning-over-six-million.html/?a=viewall (http://wallstcheatsheet.com/sports/the-8-nfl-coaches-earning-over-six-million.html/?a=viewall)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2015, 09:02:53 AM
Article from The Blade yesterday on Harbaugh's recruiting effort!

http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/474545?referrer_id=878183 (http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/474545?referrer_id=878183)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 06, 2015, 10:24:06 AM
Tiger woods - quits again?

Sad to see that he has resorted to quitting when he has a bad round - in  several of his last tournaments
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 06, 2015, 01:12:43 PM
Perhaps the memory of a shapely blonde swinging a golf club at him is causing flashbacks during his back swing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 06, 2015, 01:31:50 PM
Does the game come with a part where you are attacked by a golf club wielding Swedish swimsuit model / wife while you tool out of your mansion in your SUV?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 11, 2015, 02:17:40 PM
There have been a couple of interesting trades in the NFL.

I kind of like the trade for Jimmy Graham if you are a Seattle fan.

The trade for Sam Bradford - I am not sure what Philly was thinking there.....

The Lions Trade....  well, I guess that is just conceding you can't pick past the first round anyway.  I personally think it was a terrible trade - but with our lousy GM and President, whatever.


 8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 11, 2015, 03:52:16 PM
Rumor has it the Ravens were going to cut the guy because he wanted to much money.  But they conned the Lions
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 12, 2015, 01:01:18 AM
While not a great deal..   it is a lot cheaper than Suh,   and they have some extra $$ left over from not doing the franchise tag...

Will be interesting to see if they go after a RB or just draft one.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 12, 2015, 06:15:50 AM
All Kiper keeps saying is how deep the draft is with RB's.

With that said Mayhews track record picking RB's is dismal.

And Kipers knowledge.....  well - he LOVED all Matt Millen's draft classes - just saying.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 12, 2015, 11:27:26 AM
I'd say it's 60-40       WR over RB  for the Lions first pick...

Unless they trade it away for 2 second round picks or something goofy
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 12, 2015, 03:04:10 PM
At the end of last year I wanted O Line with the first 3 picks.

Now I want D Line.

Sad.

I just don't understand why they won't look a Fairley on an incentive laden contract.

He was better than Suh when he wanted to be.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 12, 2015, 07:37:05 PM
Demarco Murray is an Eagle......

How ticked off must you be if you are a Cowboys fan - having him sign in your division?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 19, 2015, 08:15:29 PM
I'm watching the B1G hockey tourney from Joe Louis Arena.

There is no one there for Michigan Wisconsin.

Why did we have to take apart the CCHA for this?

What a joke.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 29, 2015, 10:23:00 PM
I see MSU has done something that no other school - not even the SEC... 

4 consecutive sweet 16's and 4 consecutive bowl wins  in basketball/football
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 30, 2015, 09:06:36 AM
Is that what happens when you hire an AD instead of a CEO from a bad Pizza Company?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 30, 2015, 09:49:28 AM
Some of it is just luck - some of it does have to do with coaching... 

Funny that usually a school good in one or the other - rarely is good at both - if this is the first time for 4 years of both.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 30, 2015, 11:13:54 AM
True.

Most schools get tagged as being a basketball school or a football school.

There have been plenty of exceptions though for periods of time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 31, 2015, 09:16:59 AM
You mean  like Kentucky or Duke - although I think Duke's football team did win two years ago


Curious why no one is calling the Big 10 a strong conference now after winning the National Championship and having 2 teams in the final 4?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 31, 2015, 09:55:25 AM
because most sports writers with the most pull love the south and east.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 31, 2015, 10:46:13 AM
Is anyone planning on going to the Michigan Spring game this weekend?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 04, 2015, 08:27:17 AM
What a nice looking day to watch some Football!

I wouldn't have thought this was possible a few weeks ago.

Can't wait to see Harbaugh trot out of the tunnel, see how the many QB's look, how the O Line blocks, how the RB's do, and what the D looks like.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 16, 2015, 07:50:08 PM
Woo Hoo!

Adrian Petersen is reinstated to the NFL!

Oh wait..... 

The Fantasy season has been over for some time now.....

Never mind.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 16, 2015, 10:20:57 PM
LOL...   

So the big question next season is what star is going to screw up and cost someone a chance at the fantasy title 

Will be interesting to see what they do to the player that was found guilty then paid off the girl to dissapear...  Harding I think that Dallas sold their sole to pick up...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 26, 2015, 08:21:49 PM
Man this Ottawa - Montreal NHL Playoff Series has been entertaining hockey to watch.

I almost hope it goes to Game 7 - just to have another game to watch.

The Wings I hope finish theirs in 6.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 27, 2015, 09:29:00 AM
Was nice to see the Wings return and handle TB 

funny to see the shoe on the other foot -
Wings used to be the high power offense that sputtered in the playoffs
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on April 29, 2015, 07:07:01 PM
Trying to find a bar in St. Louis to watch the dreaded Wings game may be a challenge this evening.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 29, 2015, 07:22:03 PM
LOL.....  I can watch it by changing a channel, and I almost don't want to after the turd they laid out Monday.

Kornwall being out doesn't bolster my confidence.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 29, 2015, 09:40:20 PM
Shoot.  1-0 TB.

I should go to bed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 29, 2015, 09:43:35 PM
Hey the Tigers came back from worse today ...   

But yep It doesn't look good
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 29, 2015, 09:48:35 PM
What the heck....  give it till 10......

If they lose I find it easy to root for Montreal.

They have Max Pacioretty, my favorite former Michigan Player.

He once got a 5 on 5 fight going in college hockey - and that is an accomplishment.

Everyone ended up in the penalty boxes or with game misconducts.  It was fantastic.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 30, 2015, 06:58:57 AM
So is Mike Babcock going to be back?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 30, 2015, 08:03:07 PM
Will the Lions take a WR in the first round  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 30, 2015, 08:48:40 PM
You know they will!

Is Mike Williams still available?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on April 30, 2015, 10:41:31 PM
Thinking about what the Baltimore ball team thought about playing a game in an empty stadium....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 11, 2015, 07:02:56 PM
That Brady got screwed over and this will mess up some fantasy draft choices.

http://news.yahoo.com/nfl-suspends-brady-4-games-deflated-footballs-214036072--spt.html (http://news.yahoo.com/nfl-suspends-brady-4-games-deflated-footballs-214036072--spt.html)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 11, 2015, 07:53:27 PM
It is getting close to that time ...   

NFL is only cutting their own throat for letting the mess start up in the first place... 

What other sport lets the teams pick the playing "ball"... ?

Baseball the umpires hold them -
Why don't the umpires in football hold them?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 12, 2015, 07:05:29 PM
NFL rewarding the Patriots?   

LOL   the team makes money and lowers their salary cap this year - to get another key player.   Better jersey sales, 

===================================================
Despite $1M fine, Patriots reap profit from Brady suspension
By JIMMY GOLEN

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- A four-game suspension.
A $1 million fine.
The loss of first- and fourth-round draft picks.
The numbers were flying after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were hit with a trio of penalties for tampering with the footballs in the AFC championship game.
Here are some other figures to follow in the scandal that has been dubbed "Deflategate":
$880,000
That's how much the Patriots will save - that's right, save - as a result of the punishment handed down by the NFL on Monday. Sure, owner Robert Kraft will have to pay a $1 million fine. But the team would also save four of Brady's game checks, which are $470,588.23 for each week of the 17-week season - about $1.88 million.
Even better: The Patriots get a salary cap credit for the money they don't have to pay Brady, according to the players' union. Some of that will have to go to the player who replaces the three-time Super Bowl MVP on the roster. But the team could spend the rest of it elsewhere, perhaps on a cornerback to bolster its secondary for the entire season.
Player fines go to charity, but the $1 million from the Patriots will go into the NFL coffers to be distributed on a case-by-case basis. Look for it to pay for part of the probe, which lead investigator Ted Wells said on Tuesday cost "in the millions of dollars."
THREE DAYS TO APPEAL
Brady has until Thursday at 5 p.m. EST to appeal the suspension, and agent Don Yee leaves no doubt that he will. The league would then have 10 days to set a hearing. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the appeal would be heard by Commissioner Roger Goodell or someone designated by him.
"If the hearing officer is completely independent and neutral, I am very confident the Wells Report will be exposed as an incredibly frail exercise in fact-finding and logic," Yee said.
The team also has a right to appeal, and that would also be heard by the commissioner or someone he chooses.
WEEK 7
If Brady's suspension holds, he will miss the league's showcase opener on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and won't play in front of the hometown crowd until Oct. 25, when the Patriots host the New York Jets. A group of fans is hoping the team will refrain from unveiling the Super Bowl championship banner until he is there to see it.
The hashtag NoBradyNoBanner generated more than 15,000 tweets in the day after the suspension was handed down, according to social analytics website Topsy.com.
Elsewhere on social media: The Patriots changed their Twitter avatar to a shot of Brady's jersey. Four men wearing Patriots jerseys were arrested during a sit-in at the NFL offices promoted by the Boston website Barstool Sports. And a GoFundMe account to pay the $1 million fine levied against Kraft, a billionaire, raised more than $8,000 from almost 600 people in its first 24 hours.
One man donated $5 and added the message:
"There was a huge Earthquake in Tibet today. Maybe your donations should go there?" wrote the donor who identified himself as "Y U Stu Pidpeople." "Worth 5 bucks to tell you that."
NO. 12 to NO. 3
Since the suspension was announced, sales of Brady's jersey have doubled, according to online retailer Fanatics.com. He is the third most popular jersey on the site (up from sixth) since the Wells Report was released, behind only the top two picks in the NFL draft, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. The Patriots have spiked from fourth to second, behind the Dallas Cowboys.
And the jersey fever isn't just in New England: Sales have been registered in 22 states, Fanatics president of merchandising Jack Boyle said.
"Fans are rallying behind Brady, the Super Bowl MVP, to show their support," he said.
ONE-HALF GAME
The over-under on how many games the Patriots will win this season dropped from 10.5 to 10 after Brady's suspension was announced, according to Kevin Bradley, sports book manager at Bovada.lv. The team is still the second favorite behind the Colts in the AFC, and New England's odds of winning the Super Bowl fell from 7/1 to 10/1.
One reason for the minimal movement is because an appeal is still pending. Bettors might also remember that the Patriots went 11-5 in 2008 - but missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker - when Brady was injured in the first quarter of the opening game and missed the rest of the season.
Or perhaps they remember that the Patriots went 16-0 in 2007, when coach Bill Belichick and his crew responded to their punishments in the videotaping scandal by steamrolling their way to the Super Bowl. (They lost to the New York Giants, spoiling their chance at a perfect season.)
"We are not over-adjusting too much on the Patriots odds," Bradley said. "Despite all the hype, it did not affect our odds as much as one would have expected."
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Follow Jimmy Golen on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/jgolen (http://www.twitter.com/jgolen) .


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBN_DEFLATED_FOOTBALLS_BY_THE_NUMBERS?SITE=MIMON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBN_DEFLATED_FOOTBALLS_BY_THE_NUMBERS?SITE=MIMON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 27, 2015, 08:13:00 PM
........that it was a hard pill to swallow for JH, but kuddos for coming out and saying it.  Hoke tried resting on the laurels of the university and you can see how successful "We're Michigan" was in AA.

Jim Harbaugh: MSU is the big kid on the block, not U-M

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2015/05/27/michigan-football-michigan-state/28038295/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2015/05/27/michigan-football-michigan-state/28038295/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 27, 2015, 08:26:31 PM
I like that he said that he wanted them to come so they could educate them, make them into better people, and help them succeed too.

I think that if that is the message Jim keeps spreading - then we will get back to the top - along with his ever competitive character and drive to succeed.

I think being humble goes a long ways right now in winning these guys back - especially coming from him - when he doesn't necessarily have to be.

Honestly - from reading and listening about the guy in SF - the person I am watching doesn't look like the guy that got ran out of Frisco.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 27, 2015, 08:39:24 PM
Watched the NCAA women's golf -  an actual National Championship with a field and playoffs...   

Baylor was 2 up with 2 to go and lost to Stanford...   great ending to a good match
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 28, 2015, 08:21:23 AM
Is it okay to root for LeBraun James now he is back in Cleveland?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 09:09:00 AM
I seldom watch NBA games, but tuned in on the Cleveland game a few nights ago.  James in a leadership, and rather arrogant about it I thought, just doesn't appear to fit him.  Can't argue the guys talent or success though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 28, 2015, 09:48:37 AM
I only watch the finals...   and used to root against James just because of the whole hand picked team that was supposed to be so dominate - and the whole staged announcement thing.

I'd rather watch beach volleyball -  but we don't have that around here  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 28, 2015, 09:48:55 AM
I lost interest in the NBA about 20 years ago.  I'm not a fan any team and could care less who wins.
But in a way it was nice to see LeBraun come back to his home town, Cleveland and try to put some live in the basketball team and the city.  Players usually don't do that.
If they win it all and he leaves again i doubt the fans will care this time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 04:29:26 PM
Harbaugh is on the cover of this month's Sports Illustrated with that serious, stern look of his.  The quoted words from him on the cover......."You have enemies?  Good, that means you've stood for something some time in your life."

Pretty profound!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 08:20:34 PM
Just read the story.......he was quoting Churchill.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2015, 08:24:58 PM
I like that he took the time to look up the quote.

The more I read about Jim and his tendencies, the more I think he would be a hoot to hang out with.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 08:32:01 PM
Yea, he appears to be a very solid conversationalist, and well read.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2015, 08:42:18 PM
Makes me laugh that I was on the idiot side of the Lions / 49ers Schwartz / Harbaugh Handshake / Backslap.

It kind of makes the Schwartz look like a mental midget he made such a big deal of that....

He should have known it was a possibility - and had a death grip ready to go.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 08:45:03 PM
I wish he would have manned up and took a swing at JH.......that would have been one for the archives better than his whining.

I'm just waiting, and hoping to see the day when he puts Meyer down to the ground with that back slap.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2015, 08:48:47 PM
I can't wait for that day that Urban gets the death grip handshake and backslap.

I am pretty sure that will bring back his heart pains he felt in FLA.

Did you see that the Urban - Harbaugh matchup made #1 on the SI anticipated list? 

Jim was all over the list. 

I think this year may be a little too early to anticipate that matchup - but who knows.

Harbaugh is playing it awfully humble for me to have high expectations for this year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2015, 08:56:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X89MhrkfuvQ&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X89MhrkfuvQ&feature=youtu.be)

I like it.

What - 98 more days?

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2015/05/26/harbaugh-vs-meyer-tops-espn-wish-list-for-2015/27976591/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2015/05/26/harbaugh-vs-meyer-tops-espn-wish-list-for-2015/27976591/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 28, 2015, 08:58:49 PM
Who will win more games?  (percentage wise since they don't play the same amount of games)

the Wolverines with Harbaugh
the forty-niners without Harbaugh

I'm looking forward to at least SOME halftime coaching adjustments that Lloyd Carr was at least good at!   (didn't see if from his successors)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2015, 09:00:04 PM
Wolverines with Harbaugh.

Heck - I would take Wolverines with Hoke over 49ers without Harbaugh
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 28, 2015, 09:11:49 PM
I don't know how many big games Michigan will win this year.  Maybe none but I think we can expect the players to play hard and play like they know what they are doing. Harbaugh will develop players.  They won regress like they did with Hoke and the guys he had coaching
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 09:18:17 PM
I'm thrilled to see the anticipation and excitement him coming to AA has brought.

I think there will be one, perhaps 2 surprise wins.......and a level of effort that has been missing from Michigan football for a few years now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on May 28, 2015, 09:22:22 PM
For what it's worth, I think he's over-hyped, and over-rated. Time alone will tell . Michigan State; THE university of Michigan!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 09:25:41 PM
Over-hyped is the media coverage of what is actually a good story......young boy returns home kinda deal.

Over-rated......not sure about that sammy, even looking at it objectively I believe he stands on a pretty successful record.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on May 28, 2015, 09:33:04 PM
Over-hyped is the media coverage of what is actually a good story......young boy returns home kinda deal.

Over-rated......not sure about that sammy, even looking at it objectively I believe he stands on a pretty successful record.
Successful records only stand as long as every following season is successful. They will kick him out like a red-headed stepchild if he  has three unsuccessful seasons in a row.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 28, 2015, 09:38:45 PM
Successful records only stand as long as every following season is successful. They will kick him out like a red-headed stepchild if he  has three unsuccessful seasons in a row.
So without the defensive genius  "narduzi"  how will MSU fare this year?

A:   The talent will still survive for one more successful year
B:   The team will win enough for a bowl game
C:   The "coach" will have to fight for his life in a few year
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2015, 09:42:50 PM
Successful records only stand as long as every following season is successful. They will kick him out like a red-headed stepchild if he  has three unsuccessful seasons in a row.

Yes, he will be scrutinized for 3 unsuccessful seasons in a row.......most programs and fans of any other team would as well.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on May 28, 2015, 09:43:23 PM
So without the defensive genius  "narduzi"  how will MSU fare this year?

A:   The talent will still survive for one more successful year
B:   The team will win enough for a bowl game
C:   The "coach" will have to fight for his life in a few year
A at least, and C, maybe. Or not.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 28, 2015, 10:04:27 PM
Harbaugh is only the head coach. He has been nothing but successful and a master motivator.   He has assembled some pretty good  position coaches.   Time will only tell Sammy..  once Michigan blasts sparty for a year or two their talent pool will dry up.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 29, 2015, 06:51:33 AM
Successful records only stand as long as every following season is successful. They will kick him out like a red-headed stepchild if he  has three unsuccessful seasons in a row.

Successful records come from the work and preparation that you put in before game day.

I see him assembling a more impressive staff then I have seen in Ann Arbor - ever.  He clearly isn't intimidated by having talent under him - and talent wants to work for him.

I see him out there hustling for recruits.  The Satellite camps in the south, the QB camp he is putting on, the number of QB's he has brought in.

I see a number of older players leaving the program - and I ask myself - why is that?  The only thing I can come up with is he is challenging the comfort level of what they are used to - and some of them just aren't willing to put forth the level of competition that he is demanding.

Everything you have read about this guy is he works tirelessly, nights - weekends - holidays - to put his program together - because he is relentless wanting to compete.  He expects those around him to share that drive to compete.

Unless he loses that inner motivation and desire - I'm not worried about him being tossed out in three years.

I would be more worried about him getting the itch to take on a new challenge - but I bet if he does that - there will be someone on his staff ready to step up. 

You didn't see Stanford fall off when he left.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 29, 2015, 08:01:10 AM
He can challenge Saban in the near future as he was successful in both Pro and college...
Saban failed in the Pro's - and with the playoff system - the SEC can't sit back and groom one team for one game anymore.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 30, 2015, 02:16:28 PM
This wouldpissmeoff in the first inning after getting in my seat!

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/rangers-fan-wears-nacho-cheese-thanks-to-prince-fielder-foul-ball-224918866.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/rangers-fan-wears-nacho-cheese-thanks-to-prince-fielder-foul-ball-224918866.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma)

Prince Fielder Foul Ball Lands in Woman’s Nachos, Cheese Explodes in Her Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WNQyAYQagVc#)


Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 30, 2015, 02:30:12 PM
If this is the right thing and what is good or bad for college football?

Someone is going to make the money, there's a market and it's obviously out there.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sec-generates-ncaa-record-455m-revenue-2014-15-183540217--ncaaf.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sec-generates-ncaa-record-455m-revenue-2014-15-183540217--ncaaf.html)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 30, 2015, 10:58:51 PM
Saban is all riled up cause he can't do satellite camps - so how long before he gets his way?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 09, 2015, 06:39:09 PM
Anyone happy with the Wings new coach?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 10, 2015, 08:10:21 AM
It was a curious choice...  no pro experience - but recycling the old coaches may be done and new blood is needed.   
I still have faith in Holland
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 10, 2015, 12:58:49 PM
It was a curious choice...  no pro experience - but recycling the old coaches may be done and new blood is needed.   
I still have faith in Holland

I don't know - they have been grooming him in their system for a long time.

He has won wherever he has been.

I would rather have Yzerman than Holland at this point!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 21, 2015, 10:31:08 PM
Interesting finish for the US Open (golf)

I like Spieth and he ended up winning it - with a birdie on the last hole

The interesting thing is that D. Johnson lost a playoff chance by 3 putting that last hole -

He has the worlds most expensive rabbit  (a three putt)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 21, 2015, 10:35:16 PM
i usually don't watch golf but this one was interesting.  though for sure they were heading for a playoff.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 26, 2015, 09:34:20 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/teamrank/2016/all/all (http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/teamrank/2016/all/all)

Michigan is sneaking on up the rankings for the 2016 Football Recruiting Class......

Up to 6th right behind the MSU "Dream Class."

Not bad for Harbaughs first year - and he hasn't even played a game.....

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 27, 2015, 09:44:24 PM
Watched the Brady 6  ESPN 30 for 30 this afternoon (well most of it)... 

Was interesting to see his composure as a young athlete at Michigan - and his drive,

The 6 QB's taken before him - and the story of how he ended up at NE 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 02, 2015, 04:32:58 PM
Have not heard about that one......gotta check that one out.

Watched a good one of those the other night about Shaq and his college coach, Dale Brown.  Well done.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 02, 2015, 06:46:23 PM
He was a great guy.

I got to meet him several times at a local fundraiser for Scholarships for High School Students.

He came early, and stayed late, and had time for everyone.

I found out he was sick when he didn't make our fundraiser last year.  I was hoping he was going to beat it, but it was not to be.

I never got to see him play - that I really remember, but a true gentleman.

He will be missed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 02, 2015, 07:44:11 PM
Think of the money this kid will save due to his lifetime ban....

Its almost like a reward!

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/07/lions_fan_gets_lifetime_ban_fi.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/07/lions_fan_gets_lifetime_ban_fi.html)

Quote
DETROIT, MI -- Marko Beslach, the teenage fan who used a laser pointer at an Oct. 5 Detroit Lions NFL game to distract Buffalo Bills players at Ford Field, was banned from the stadium for life, but his punishment didn't end there.

The Detroit Free Press this week reported on the criminal punishment served to Beslach following his guilty plea to disorderly conduct.

According to online Wayne County 36th District Court records, Beslach had to pay a $235 fine in February and was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service within 120 days of his Nov. 21 sentencing.

Beslach, now 18, was 17 at the time of the incident. His conviction was delayed, meaning if he complied with the terms of his sentencing, the misdemeanor charge wouldn't appear on his permanent record.

Lions team president Tom Lewand told WJR 760 AM's "Frank Beckmann Show" after the incident he wished the NFL franchise could've done more to penalize Beslach from a legal standpoint.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 02, 2015, 07:52:05 PM
Was Harbaugh screwing with this guy?

http://cdn2.streamable.com/video/1a9b91c0200011e5bb0963ae3962b5c5.webm (http://cdn2.streamable.com/video/1a9b91c0200011e5bb0963ae3962b5c5.webm)

Or was he just really distracted?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on July 02, 2015, 08:00:50 PM
 Bad smell coming from Comerica Park after this series...   :P
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 02, 2015, 08:07:27 PM
Back to 500 baseball.......90 wins may be tough for this team the way it's going.

Was Harbaugh screwing with this guy?

[url]http://cdn2.streamable.com/video/1a9b91c0200011e5bb0963ae3962b5c5.webm[/url] ([url]http://cdn2.streamable.com/video/1a9b91c0200011e5bb0963ae3962b5c5.webm[/url])

Or was he just really distracted?


My guess.......Harbaugh just didn't like the guy and wasn't going to give him much.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 02, 2015, 08:29:40 PM
Who does like Cowherd?  I doubt that his mother watches
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 02, 2015, 08:31:57 PM
I thought the questions he was asking were terrible.

I wouldn't give him much either with those questions.

I never watched his show.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on July 02, 2015, 08:32:31 PM
Who does like Cowherd?  I doubt that his mother watches

 ;D

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 04, 2015, 09:29:49 AM
Since his sidekick left  - on that TV show - he's not been much,  even Michele Beadle wanted to get away from him...

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150324023602/prowrestling/images/9/97/Michelle_Beadle.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 05, 2015, 07:55:34 PM
Does anyone really care that the US Women are winning the World Cup in Soccer?

I find it harder than watching paint dry.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 05, 2015, 08:30:46 PM
I didn't care when the Men were playing, nor would I care if they fielded a tourney with LGBT from around the world.  Just not a soccer fan.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 05, 2015, 08:33:13 PM
Can't get into it.  I enjoyed it in Germany because of the fans involvement.  They were fanatic
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 07, 2015, 05:23:17 PM
I see that NIKE is returning to U of M next season...     
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 07, 2015, 05:24:23 PM
Season after this one....... 

One more year of Adidas Gear.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 08, 2015, 11:54:18 AM
uneffingreal!

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-cancellation-redskins-trademark-registration-143253810--nfl.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-cancellation-redskins-trademark-registration-143253810--nfl.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 08, 2015, 06:58:31 PM
uneffingreal!

[url]http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-cancellation-redskins-trademark-registration-143253810--nfl.html[/url] ([url]http://sports.yahoo.com/news/judge-orders-cancellation-redskins-trademark-registration-143253810--nfl.html[/url])


Wasn't there a South Park episode on this?

http://youtu.be/NVq4mynRV50 (http://youtu.be/NVq4mynRV50)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 09, 2015, 10:17:17 PM
Going to miss Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders great QB. Dead at 69 from Colon cancer.  Died listening to his favorite music..Sweet Home Alabama.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 10, 2015, 07:51:10 AM
Yea, I was shocked by the news too.  I was a huge Steelers fan back in the day when Stabler was their nemesis.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 10, 2015, 08:44:52 AM
WTH?

Two NFL Players Lose Fingers in Firework-Related Accidents

[url]http://www.newsweek.com/two-nfl-players-lose-fingers-firework-related-accidents-351661[/url] ([url]http://www.newsweek.com/two-nfl-players-lose-fingers-firework-related-accidents-351661[/url])


Can't imagine how drunk or stupid you have to be...     

they do make long handled lighters - and if you have their $$   you can hire people. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 10, 2015, 11:08:52 AM
At least they didn't launch off their heads - I'm guessing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on July 10, 2015, 10:26:00 PM
I'm thinking I'm retired but I worked every day this week and I have to go to Cleveland tomorrow morning in a big truck and bring another back to Toledo.  Retirement is grand...  Then the shooting range on Sunday after I change the oil in my buggy.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 10, 2015, 10:28:23 PM
I only have to change the oil in my buggy tomorrow. I got tired of the trips to Cleveland when the wife was going to Cleveland Clinic
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 10, 2015, 11:34:26 PM
I'm thinking that besides the alcohol charges - these are some bad student athletes!

and this is only going back one month...


Police Blotter

7/9/2015 — Central Michigan defensive back Brandon Greer charged with assault and attempted kidnapping.

7/1/2015 — Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield arrested investigation of aggravated robbery.

6/30/2015 — Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson charged with misdemeanor battery.

6/27/2015 — Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil charged with domestic violence-simple assault.

6/24/2015 — Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.

6/23/2015 — Arizona State defensive tackle George Lea arrested on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary in the first degree and unlawful imprisonment.

6/22/2015 — Purdue defensive end Gelen Robinson charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage.

6/18/2015 — LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

6/18/2015 — LSU defensive tackleTrey Lealaimatafao charged with simple battery and simple robbery.

6/17/2015 — Indiana defensive back Antonio Allen arrested on multiple felony drug charges.

6/13/2015 — Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd charged with driving under the influence.

6/13/2015 — North Texas wide receiver D’Aundrey Bradley charged with misdemeanor theft of over $50 and under $500.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on July 11, 2015, 08:26:45 AM
I'm thinking that besides the alcohol charges - these are some bad student athletes!

and this is only going back one month...


Police Blotter

7/9/2015 — Central Michigan defensive back Brandon Greer charged with assault and attempted kidnapping.

7/1/2015 — Utah defensive back Dominique Hatfield arrested investigation of aggravated robbery.

6/30/2015 — Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson charged with misdemeanor battery.

6/27/2015 — Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil charged with domestic violence-simple assault.

6/24/2015 — Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip charged with possession of cocaine and driving under the influence.

6/23/2015 — Arizona State defensive tackle George Lea arrested on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary in the first degree and unlawful imprisonment.

6/22/2015 — Purdue defensive end Gelen Robinson charged with operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more and illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage.

6/18/2015 — LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive lineman Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

6/18/2015 — LSU defensive tackleTrey Lealaimatafao charged with simple battery and simple robbery.

6/17/2015 — Indiana defensive back Antonio Allen arrested on multiple felony drug charges.

6/13/2015 — Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd charged with driving under the influence.

6/13/2015 — North Texas wide receiver D’Aundrey Bradley charged with misdemeanor theft of over $50 and under $500.


Another popped into the news overnight:

http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/07/10/florida-state-dalvin-cook-battery-investigation-charges (http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/07/10/florida-state-dalvin-cook-battery-investigation-charges)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 11, 2015, 09:56:14 AM
There are hundreds of incidents maybe thousands occurring on college campus's that go unreported.  It's bad for recruiting students.  Probably the only reason colleges all have their own police forces.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 15, 2015, 09:41:55 PM
I'm thinking ESPN went too far trying to play the trangender    PC card... 

No one in actual "Sports" this year was deserving of the Arthur Ashe award?

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 16, 2015, 06:49:34 AM
I'm thinking ESPN went too far trying to play the trangender    PC card... 

No one in actual "Sports" this year was deserving of the Arthur Ashe award?

There were.

Wasn't the word on the streets that was the price that ABC paid to get the Jenner interview with Barbara Walters?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 16, 2015, 07:43:10 AM
There's a whole generation that doesn't even know who Barbara Walters is - and who is going to watch that anyhow?

I see its not the year of the Tiger... both are in decline.

Woods is going to be lucky to keep his tour card - if he has to earn $$ from playing. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 16, 2015, 01:07:58 PM
There's a whole generation that doesn't even know who Barbara Walters is - and who is going to watch that anyhow?

I see its not the year of the Tiger... both are in decline.

Woods is going to be lucky to keep his tour card - if he has to earn $$ from playing.

Nike isn't going to have any money to give to Tiger after that Michigan deal....

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 16, 2015, 03:11:32 PM
Love to see St. Nick taken to the wood shed by a former player of his!

Trying to blame his players for the loss to Ohio States  3rd string QB

Claiming they were more interested in NFL positions and $$... 
All the things he did as a coach!     The irony is that it took Burress to call him out on his own actions.

=====================================================
Alabama coach Nick Saban quietly but clearly blamed his players and the NFL for the Crimson Tide's loss to Ohio State in last season's Sugar Bowl.

The Tide suffered a 42-35 loss to the Buckeyes in a national playoff semifinal game, prompting Saban to say his players were distracted after the NFL's draft grades were revealed. From Saban's perspective, those players were too concerned about injuries and the NFL to worry about trying to win a national championship for him.

"So we're trying to get ready for a game, and all of a sudden a guy finds out he's a first-round draft pick or a guy that thought he was a first-round draft pick finds out he's not a first-round draft pick, and we're trying to get ready to play a playoff game." Saban told reporters during the SEC Media Day. "We had six guys in this situation this past year and 11 the year before.  I think it would be better not to submit that information to a player until he was finished competing in college."

Apparently Saban has no sympathy for a player who is thinking about his future along with trying to help him burnish his legacy. Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who played for Saban at Michigan State, called out Saban's hypocrisy.

Now Nick Saban goes on tv saying that kids are distracted by NFL projections. Well, the kids are just chasing a dream that you were. $$$

— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) July 15, 2015
N Saban looked his players in the face at the Duf, said he wasnt leavin, I'm committed to the program" and was gone the next day. Tru story

— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) July 15, 2015
Now Nick Saban players are being distracted by the NFL and chasing a dream, haha tell your story Nick. LSU showed you $$, you was GONE! Ha

— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) July 15, 2015
Saban should be crediting Ohio State for winning the game instead of making up excuses.

http://www.oregonlive.com/collegefootball/index.ssf/2015/07/plaxico_burress_blasts_nick_sa.html (http://www.oregonlive.com/collegefootball/index.ssf/2015/07/plaxico_burress_blasts_nick_sa.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 19, 2015, 09:01:00 AM
It is nice to read that Michigan Games are getting sold out or close to sold out, and that Michigan Games are very active on the secondary markets.

Now we just need to start winning again.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 19, 2015, 10:39:27 AM
There isn't much doubt in my mind MN that Michigan will be winning again.  Michigan will always get the players.  They just happened to have the very worst coaching in the history of college football for the last 7 years.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 19, 2015, 12:42:54 PM
I hope you are right!

I don't take anything for granted anymore.

I can name too many good programs that got bad and stayed bad.

Harbaugh hates losing, and he doesn't have a track record of it, and he doesn't seem to be taking it for granted - so I do have reason to be optimistic.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 31, 2015, 03:24:43 PM
This is outrageous and the football team should be disbanded over this!

http://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/30/ohio-state-marching-band-holocaust/30918723/ (http://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/30/ohio-state-marching-band-holocaust/30918723/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 31, 2015, 05:22:31 PM
Say what you will.... and I don't like that school from "Down South...."

But Waters did one heck of a job with that Marching Band.

They were doing stuff WAY beyond what the Michigan Marching Band was doing - and it was creative, and it was fun.

I can't speak to the raunchiness and inappropriate things that might have been going on - but he put a great Marching Band product on the field.

I don't like saying that by the way - but it is the truth.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on July 31, 2015, 10:10:52 PM
Never watched the band much, was usually hitting the rest room during their halftime show.  Never much interested me, but could see the coordination skills it must take.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 31, 2015, 10:37:10 PM
I feel bad for Waters. Most of what went on was before his time.  He met a lot of resistance in making changes from the rowdy stuff.  I don't know him personally but I know his family well.  I hope he gets a million or so from the university.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 01, 2015, 04:46:08 PM
I see Urban handed out some one game suspensions to his star players.

Good to see that he has learned that he has to be tough from the Hernandez situation.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on August 01, 2015, 05:25:21 PM
.......That all conferences should follow Big 10 lead eliminating FCS teams from their schedule.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/big-ten-touts-plan-tougher-schedules-playoff-push-172635527--ncaaf.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/big-ten-touts-plan-tougher-schedules-playoff-push-172635527--ncaaf.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 02, 2015, 06:36:10 PM
LOL   the SEC wouldn't know what to do without their November Patsies - while the other leagues are playing each other
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 02, 2015, 09:03:38 PM
Football camps are opening up!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 13, 2015, 10:04:06 AM
More on the 'hack jobs' yesterday on some of the Michigan Sports Facebook pages:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlvKOEORfKk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlvKOEORfKk)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 13, 2015, 09:02:48 PM
Pre-season Football SUCKS.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 16, 2015, 07:44:35 PM
God I don't miss this clown.....

 8*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJa-nqFPld0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJa-nqFPld0)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 23, 2015, 05:11:10 PM
Man - I think this editorial is a bit harsh on the fans.....

I mean I am genuinely said that Kramer tried to shoot himself, and I'd like to see them make changes to the game to make it safer - but I think less equipment might be the answer - not more.....

The thing is - what do they want us to do about it?  Quit going to games?  Quit watching it?

I got a torn up knee from Football - and I'd play it again given the chance.  Everyone I talk to that played would do it again - despite suffering from long term issues because they played for a few years.

Those that play college, and the fewer that play pro - they get more torn up.  It goes to figure - but even there the ones I have talked to wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

So is it my fault because I go to games, watch games, and applaud a big hit?

I don't think so!

Quote
On the same day most of the national sports media focused on a New York City courtroom and Tom Brady's role in deflating footballs, we were learning that former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer reportedly aimed a gun at himself and tried to take his life Tuesday.

Thankfully, Kramer survived and is recuperating at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Kramer's former wife, the onetime John Burroughs High of Burbank and Los Angeles Pierce College standout has been struggling with depression the past few years. Undoubtedly some of that is related to the death of his 18-year-old son, Griffen, from a heroin overdose in 2011.

But Kramer's former wife also insists Kramer's troubles are directly related to the physical damage he endured playing football, specifically to his brain.

We should be angry, concerned and downright frightened.

Across the country, professional, college, high school and youth football teams have begun the process of training for the long, grueling, dangerous seasons ahead of them.

We should be asking more questions and demanding answers as to the exact dangers the thousands of athletes strapping on helmets are facing every single time they step on the football field.

Chose to ignore

Instead, there is indifference.

Instead, we turn the channel to watch the latest developments from Deflategate, as if the NFL vs. Brady matters in the least.

It doesn't. But we've convinced ourselves it does.

And hell, if it can take the attention away from a story we really don't care to think about, all the better for the NFL.

Anything to not shed some light on how the sport we love so much might be causing too many of its participants irreparable brain damage.

So while the Brady story continues to play out like a soap opera, the minimal amount of reaction paid to the Kramer story makes it obvious we just want his story to quietly go away.

We're selfish like that sometimes.

One story checks off all those meaningless entertainment boxes.

The other is another scary reminder that America's beloved sport might be directly linked to the sort of long-range mental issues that would lead an otherwise healthy, vibrant human being to want to take his own life.

Former USC and San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, one of the greatest linebackers of all time, killed himself in 2012 by shooting himself in the heart.

The brain damage he suffered playing football is cited as the cause of the depression that convinced him dying was the better alternative to living.

Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson also killed himself by pointing a revolver to his heart and pulling the trigger.

The note Duerson left behind offered poignant clues as to what led him to suicide. He wrote about pain and depression and memory loss and severe headaches. Also in the room with him was his 1987 NFL Man of the Year trophy.

Longtime NFL safety Andre Waters killed himself. So did former lineman Terry Long.

And while the official cause of death of former USC and NFL linebacker Scott Ross was extreme hypertension with alcohol poisoning, his family believes the devastating effects of football played a role.

Depression link

In every case, depression linked to football careers was mentioned as links to suicides and deaths.

And then Kramer tries to commit suicide in a Calabasas motel room, and where there should be anger and exasperation we pretend not to notice.

We remind ourselves football has taken great lengths to reduce the violence and head injuries the past few years. From the professional ranks to the youth levels, practices have been shortened, rules have been tweaked and safer tackling techniques have been stressed.

And we cross our fingers and hope the changes lead to a safer sport and a healthier future for the players.

As for the ones who came before them like Kramer? Well, all we can do is hope for the best.

That is little solace to the families of Seau and Duerson and the former players who complain of insufferable pain, frustrating memory loss, excruciating headaches and dark battles with depression.

Yet all we're talking about is New England's Touchdown Tommy and the four-game suspension he is appealing.

It's about as important and meaningless as the air supposedly let out of those footballs.

Yet we eat it up. Can't get enough of it, really.

The Kramer story, well, we just want it to go away.

We say we care. We offer our support. We hope everything turns out well.

Deep down, we mean all of it.

But, well, can you do it away from all the cameras and microphones?

Anything not to further remind us the most popular sport in America is also the most violent and dangerous.

And that's just sad.


http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2015/08/21/commentary-kramers-attempted-suicide-ignores-unconvenient-truth/32113439/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/2015/08/21/commentary-kramers-attempted-suicide-ignores-unconvenient-truth/32113439/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 28, 2015, 06:41:40 AM
It's nice to see that the Wolverines have passed up the Spartans "Dream Class" in the 2016 Football Rankings.

I was happy to see a WR commit - especially since it was between us and the Buckeyes.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/teamrank/2016/all/all (http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/teamrank/2016/all/all)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 03, 2015, 11:23:16 PM
Hopefully the Wolverines have another QB...   they played good enough to win if the QB didn't have 3 interceptions - two drive killers and one score for the defense...

Games not done he may have one more INT in him... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 03, 2015, 11:25:17 PM
So Ruddock is the safe QB that won't make many mistakes?

Morris must BLOW then!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 04, 2015, 09:02:10 PM
One of the sports radio shows today said last year he threw 5 interceptions over like 250 passes or something in that neighborhood.

Maybe just 2 more.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 04, 2015, 09:03:44 PM
I still saw more signs for hope yesterday than all of last year combined.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 04, 2015, 09:06:31 PM
I saw a team that didn't give up......can't recall that happening much last year.

I thought the defense looked pretty damn good.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 06, 2015, 07:39:59 PM
Interesting read.

It is time for Major League Baseball umpires to stop calling balls and strike

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/time-major-league-baseball-umpires-161100258.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/time-major-league-baseball-umpires-161100258.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 08, 2015, 11:53:53 AM
How proud the parents of these girls must be.

http://news.yahoo.com/serena-venus-braced-us-open-blockbuster-103001750--ten.html (http://news.yahoo.com/serena-venus-braced-us-open-blockbuster-103001750--ten.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 08, 2015, 01:31:34 PM
So Ruddock is the safe QB that won't make many mistakes?

Morris must BLOW then!
Heard that Harbaugh said two of the interceptions shouldn't have happened - which sounds like  other players ran wrong routes...  he didn't throw anyone under the bus as there were 3 interceptions however :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 08, 2015, 05:10:29 PM
I'm thinking Goddell is taking lessons on "how not to do your job while in office lessons" from Randy Richardville.

http://news.yahoo.com/goodell-ready-step-back-discipline-cases-204209420--nfl.html (http://news.yahoo.com/goodell-ready-step-back-discipline-cases-204209420--nfl.html)


Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 08, 2015, 05:54:21 PM
Heard that Harbaugh said two of the interceptions shouldn't have happened - which sounds like  other players ran wrong routes...  he didn't throw anyone under the bus as there were 3 interceptions however :)

I did hear him give credit to the Utah Defensive player for one of them......
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 09, 2015, 06:00:02 PM
Was just watching the Women's US Open Tennis quarter finals.  The gal playing now sounds like with every stroke that she is having a nice little orgasm.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 11, 2015, 10:56:20 AM
Who is going to be the Tigers next Manager?

and will Ausmus ever manage again?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 11, 2015, 11:54:02 AM
The FP had a good clip.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/2015/09/11/brad-ausmus-detroit-tigers/72057878/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/2015/09/11/brad-ausmus-detroit-tigers/72057878/)

I bet he winds up as a 3rd base or dugout coach somewhere.  He is young and will work his way back up.  Gonna be hard to overcome having a team of that talent and not being able to even compete in this division.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 15, 2015, 09:51:01 PM
http://mgoblog.com/content/one-frame-time-oregon-state#more (http://mgoblog.com/content/one-frame-time-oregon-state#more)

I have to agree......  I love this man!

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Frenchfry on September 15, 2015, 10:39:28 PM
[url]http://mgoblog.com/content/one-frame-time-oregon-state#more[/url] ([url]http://mgoblog.com/content/one-frame-time-oregon-state#more[/url])

I have to agree......  I love this man!
I bet you meant that literally.  ;)

But it's okay to come out of the closet.

Hell, anyone with an iota of sense could see that anyone that patrols the forum 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, must have lost interest in their spouse.

My guess is she doesn't have the equipment you find exciting.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2015, 06:46:02 AM
I bet you meant that literally.  ;)

But it's okay to come out of the closet.

Hell, anyone with an iota of sense could see that anyone that patrols the forum 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, must have lost interest in their spouse.

My guess is she doesn't have the equipment you find exciting.

Fry -

That was partially a test for you - and you did exactly like I thought you would.

You never fail to take the opportunity to live out your homo-erotic fantasy's.

While it is politically correct for me to say there is nothing wrong with that, I would prefer you keep your fantasy's to yourself.

Thanks for your consideration in the future.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 19, 2015, 05:23:24 PM
Enjoying watching Northern Illinois hold their own through the first half...

I'll be surprised if they can hold it together in the 2nd but wouldn't that go down as a MAC upset ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 27, 2015, 09:57:12 AM
I'm thinking there has been improvement - something we haven't seen in a Michigan Coached team in a few years now!   

Hope that we may beat either MSU or Ohio St  still not at the level of comfort - but at least it appears we may have a chance!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 10:00:32 AM
They appeared yesterday to be about as focused and disciplined as I have seen for a while.  The defense looked pretty damn solid.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 27, 2015, 10:09:22 AM
Hard to believe - but you see it after changes in both sports and business -

The value of a leader's ability to bring together a group that has a goal and remains focused...

Many of the same players - much different results!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 27, 2015, 10:19:25 AM
Quote
Hard to believe - but you see it after changes in both sports and business -

Wouldn't it be grand to be able to throw "Government" in there as well?   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 27, 2015, 09:28:08 PM
I love it how my State friends are telling me that Michigan hasn't played anyone.

Didn't we just shut out a ranked team, for the first time since......  I don't know when?

And both OSU and MSU doesn't look that invincible to me.  I guess they could be taking it easy - but they haven't exactly been walking over their easy opponents.

What is their marquis win this year?  Barely getting by Oregon?  Virginia Tech?

Didn't they notice that a Utah team - that we played a close game on the road against - just decimated Oregon?  And Virginia Tech doesn't appear to be a contender.

Michigan just keeps getting better, and man I love watching this coaching staff working with the team.  Those kids are getting coached from the time they leave the field to the time they go back on the field.  They are coached by a staff that wears headsets - and seem to know how to make adjustments. 

I hope recruits are noticing what is going on - so Harbaugh can get the guys in here he wants!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 30, 2015, 10:19:25 PM
Just was listening to a former player commentator on Ndomkin Suh and how he is doing nothing in the Miami Scheme/Defense... and is not very happy there.
They were laughing how he didn't know what defense that they ran in Miami compared to his position in Detroit.     Soon he will be a forgotten player as his performance and stats are dropping faster than a Matthew Stafford pass to a wide open receiver...

Maybe the Lions can get him off their hands next year - With Miami paying a portion of that 60 million guaranteed $$
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 01, 2015, 07:47:03 AM
Just was listening to a former player commentator on Ndomkin Suh and how he is doing nothing in the Miami Scheme/Defense... and is not very happy there.
They were laughing how he didn't know what defense that they ran in Miami compared to his position in Detroit.     Soon he will be a forgotten player as his performance and stats are dropping faster than a Matthew Stafford pass to a wide open receiver...

Maybe the Lions can get him off their hands next year - With Miami paying a portion of that 60 million guaranteed $$

I would love that....  but with the way the salary cap is structured - I don't see it happening.

More likely that Miami hires Austin to get something out of SUH.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 02, 2015, 08:37:21 AM
I see the governor of Maryland has just issued a 'state of emergency' for the entire state and they are in the process of cancelling several 'events' for the weekend!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 02, 2015, 09:50:55 AM
Heard some sports shows laughing about the "preparedness" announcements -

Maybe they forgot backlash for not doing "enough" when Katrina landed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 03, 2015, 06:16:58 PM
U of M - A 28-0 Win over a Bad Maryland team on the road.

I'll take it gladly!

And two shutouts in a row!

And.....  Little Brother struggled against a bad Purdue team at home.....

And.....  Indiana is giving OSU a run for their money......

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: John Kopke on October 03, 2015, 08:29:59 PM
U of M - A 28-0 Win over a Bad Maryland team on the road.

I'll take it gladly!

And two shutouts in a row!

And.....  Little Brother struggled against a bad Purdue team at home.....

And.....  Indiana is giving OSU a run for their money......

 ;D

I think MSU better look out for U of M. Both MSU and USU have not lived up to their ranking. Not even close.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 03, 2015, 08:50:15 PM
I'm thinking that as touchy as the Soviet / US involvement is over Syrian airspace, I could go to bed and get up in the morning and be at war with the Soviet Union.

We need to get the hell outta there....

As long as I wake up in the morning and see UCLA beat AZ, I can live with that till the Nukes fly!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on October 03, 2015, 09:03:31 PM
As long as I wake up in the morning and see UCLA beat AZ, I can live with that till the Nukes fly!

 ;D

.....ooops, wrong thread....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 03, 2015, 09:14:17 PM
.....ooops, wrong thread....

I was wondering - but I decided to go with the flow!

Happy to see Clemson is up 14-3 on ND.  I hope there is no comeback there.

There is no joy in Mississippi tonight!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 03, 2015, 09:58:55 PM
None at all, surprised too. 

Just saw on the crawler where Max Scherzer through his second no hitter of the season.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 04, 2015, 08:22:31 AM
This popped up on Twitter during the game yesterday...

under 'The Harbros'!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQZ5Q7YUsAATecf.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2015, 08:40:17 AM
I caught that view live on the broadcast yesterday.

Jim has the Wolverines playing to their potential now it appears, something the previous 2 coaches could not seem to get done.  Now it becomes a matter if at playing to their potential will win them some games against their Big10 schedule.

Great to see it once again, fun to watch.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 04, 2015, 10:20:08 AM
Back to back shutouts...   not even the mighty SEC schools have done that this year - against the patsy schedules   ;D

And one against a top 25 ranked team at the time!

Georgia laid an egg against Alabama-  didn't they get the memo you can't smashmouth Saban's teams - it takes a up temp offense to beat his style...

ND fans will be relinquished to another year of being left out of the Championship...   their own fault for wantingU to stay out of a conference that would have allowed them to have one loss and still make it.

This weeks shakeup with losses by
Ole Miss
ND
Georgia
UCLA   
Mississippi St

Will be interesting to see if UM is rewarded  or if MSU/OSU are punished for the performances
   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 11:41:32 AM
Is it wrong of me to be happy when Arizona gets plastered?

I still don't like Rich Rod.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 04, 2015, 02:37:43 PM
Is it wrong of me to be happy when Arizona gets plastered?

I still don't like Rich Rod.
I like to root for him when He's playing USC or UCLA
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 04, 2015, 03:12:30 PM
I like to root for him when He's playing USC or UCLA

Not even then.

I'd root for OSU if they were playing him.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 05, 2015, 11:59:24 AM
Well it appears the coach at Miami was fired...   

wonder if the lack of Suh's effort/production had anything to do with it?
I'm pretty sure the next coach's defense will utilize him to his strength...

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 05, 2015, 01:41:37 PM
I had to laugh when I saw Jim Harbaughs name on the list of coaches that could replace him!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 05, 2015, 01:56:32 PM
Another former Detroit standout, Max Scherzer, had his coach fired too.

CC Sabathia is heading into alcohol rehab and is going to miss the playoffs for the Yankees.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 06, 2015, 07:57:45 AM
I'm reading Three and Out.  It really ticks me off that Les Miles told them several times he would never say no to Michigan - and then they run out and hire Rich Rod.  Thank Lloyd.

Sports Illustrated did a spoof cover letter for Harbaugh's resume to get the job.  It has some good lines in it for sure.

One of my favorite quotes:

Quote
There's also been a lot of talk about bringing back the helmet stickers. We're not gonna be handing these out for potty training or reciting the alphabet like they do down in Columbus. You want a wolverine sticker on that famous winged helmet, you gotta do one of the following things: hit someone so hard his eyes switch sockets, catch a pass with your junk, tell Mrs. Harbaugh she looks lovely in the regulation sized football earings I bought her, or make such a spectacular play I start to cry. That's the list.


http://www.si.com/cauldron/2015/09/30/jim-harbaugh-michigan-football-cover-letter?xid=nl_siextra (http://www.si.com/cauldron/2015/09/30/jim-harbaugh-michigan-football-cover-letter?xid=nl_siextra)

I guess its okay we had to suffer through Dick Rod and Hoke so I can truly appreciate Harbaugh and the beauty of the I Formation again, but man - we could have had the Mad Hatter, and he wanted to be here, he just needed to wait until after the Championship Game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 08, 2015, 07:51:50 PM
LMAO....now THAT is a great quote!  He has such a great sense of humor.

I had oft heard about the rift between Carr and Miles.......what was the deal?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 09, 2015, 08:02:32 AM
LMAO....now THAT is a great quote!  He has such a great sense of humor.

I had oft heard about the rift between Carr and Miles.......what was the deal?

Wouldn't you love to know that?

Think Lloyd will ever say?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 09, 2015, 08:09:29 AM
Yea, I'd like to know....for sure.

I thought that perhaps it was coming out in that book you were reading.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 09, 2015, 08:16:45 AM
That is a mystery that Bacon didn't reveal.  He said there was a rift, but the source was unknown.

Here is another Lloyd mystery I don't get.

Lloyd was the first one to call Rich Rod to ask him if he had ever considered coming to Michigan.  That would imply that Lloyd was okay with him being the next coach at Michigan?

Then after he got the job - Lloyd turns around and has a team meeting and tells them that he will sign the transfer papers of anyone who wants to leave, and he encouraged some to go Pro. 

Now - was that Lloyd being a nice guy to his team, or was that Lloyd sabotaging Rich Rod - who he just helped to recruit for the job?

I mean - if you call someone and get the ball rolling to get them there - wouldn't that imply you want them there?

The only thing I can think is he didn't want Rich Rod - but he wanted Les Miles even less.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 09, 2015, 08:34:49 AM
I just googled "what was the rift between lloyd carr and les miles".

Some interesting discussion on this board:  http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/coaching-changes-board/what-is-the-riff-between-les-miles-and-lloyd-carr-about/6124117/ (http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/coaching-changes-board/what-is-the-riff-between-les-miles-and-lloyd-carr-about/6124117/)

Another decent read...references the book you are reading: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201110/new-book-les-miles-would-never-say-no-michigan-michigan-men-said-no-him (http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201110/new-book-les-miles-would-never-say-no-michigan-michigan-men-said-no-him)

LOL......there is even one on that search that implies the rift was because Les Miles was doinking Gary Moeller's wife.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 09, 2015, 08:52:20 AM
I just googled "what was the rift between lloyd carr and les miles".

Some interesting discussion on this board:  [url]http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/coaching-changes-board/what-is-the-riff-between-les-miles-and-lloyd-carr-about/6124117/[/url] ([url]http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/coaching-changes-board/what-is-the-riff-between-les-miles-and-lloyd-carr-about/6124117/[/url])

Another decent read...references the book you are reading: [url]http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201110/new-book-les-miles-would-never-say-no-michigan-michigan-men-said-no-him[/url] ([url]http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201110/new-book-les-miles-would-never-say-no-michigan-michigan-men-said-no-him[/url])

LOL......there is even one on that search that implies the rift was because Les Miles was doinking Gary Moeller's wife.


Sleeping with Moe's wife?  Maybe that was why Moe got a little unwound with her that night?

Why would Moe keep him on his staff if that was the case - but then he wouldn't go onto Carr's staff?

I also don't buy it was over a single recruit - they would have gotten over that I would think....

I have a buddy that goes to the same church as Lloyd.  I wonder if he would ask for me?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 09, 2015, 08:55:27 AM
LOL, I thought the same thing about the Moeller evening with his wife.  Not sure, it was a UM Blog site but didn't give any details.

I don't think there is any doubt about it though, Carr blocked and manipulated to keep Miles out.  The "why" may never be known.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 09, 2015, 09:28:30 AM
Miles would have been an interesting fit...   

I'm laughing at the Stephan A Smith commercial that calls out the owners of San Fransisco... They had Harbaugh -  they didn't have to suck this year

Glad they did what they did!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 09, 2015, 10:21:10 AM
Miles would have been an interesting fit...   

I'm laughing at the Stephan A Smith commercial that calls out the owners of San Fransisco... They had Harbaugh -  they didn't have to suck this year

Glad they did what they did!

I think what San Fran owners did to Harbaugh is proof that there is a God, and he is a Michigan Man.

It couldn't have worked out better had we planned it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 10, 2015, 10:29:07 PM
I was thinking about posting something I was thinking about from six months ago...   ;D

Actually pinch me - I must be dreaming that UM has a defense after all the shuffling of coaches. 

Brady Hoke is to be commended for talent that he couldn't handle.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 11, 2015, 07:10:47 AM
It really is amazing how much of an influence just one man is when it comes to getting a group to play as a team.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 11, 2015, 08:37:59 AM
And I would feel totally comfortable if either Drevno or Durkin had to step into his role - that they wouldn't miss a beat.

What a difference from Lloyd's staff - where there was no one you would even want to interview for the job.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 11, 2015, 12:37:07 PM
Hopefully they will remain with Harbaugh a few years at least before some desperate team like San Fransisco tries to lure them away!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 13, 2015, 09:00:41 AM
Interesting to see schools getting rid of coaches this early in the season... 

Maryland, USC, S. Carolina the big names on the list so far.

Think Brady Hoke will get an early interview now that he has some experience on Sirius with Headsets  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 13, 2015, 02:46:04 PM
LOL at the headset comment.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 15, 2015, 09:20:39 AM
Funny how Sparty's are so quiet this week... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 15, 2015, 09:44:10 AM
Funny how Sparty's are so quiet this week...

They've very, very quickly gone from the 'hunter to the hunted'!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 15, 2015, 02:24:38 PM
I'm Blue as can be, but I am not paying any attention to the way Vegas has this one picked!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 16, 2015, 07:57:34 AM
Pure Michigan 8) 8) 8)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h82kFMEvfZM&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h82kFMEvfZM&feature=youtu.be#)

If the video above doesn't auto start this then here's a pretty good 'hype' video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvaYKFynIYE&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvaYKFynIYE&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on October 17, 2015, 08:54:41 AM
Go Green! That is all.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: CatLady on October 17, 2015, 09:29:32 AM
On the banks of the Red Cedar,
 There's a school that's known to all;
 Its specialty is winning,
 And those Spartans play good ball;
 Spartan teams are never beaten,
 All through the game they fight;
 Fight for the only colors:
 Green and White.
Go right through for MSU,
 Watch the points keep growing,
Spartan teams are bound to win,
 They're fighting with a vim!
 Rah! Rah! Rah!
 See their team is weakening,
 We're going to win this game,
 Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight!
 Victory for MSU!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 17, 2015, 09:43:02 AM
Go Blue!!!
looking for my cold weather clothes
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 17, 2015, 10:25:54 AM
I'm in Sparty country wearing
Maize and Blue!

And no I don't have a can of gold paint in my Lincoln
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: CatLady on October 17, 2015, 08:13:20 PM
Victory for MSU!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 17, 2015, 08:36:18 PM
I feel violated.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: eriemermaid on October 17, 2015, 09:20:34 PM
I feel happy!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: CatLady on October 17, 2015, 09:25:46 PM
I feel victorious!   8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 17, 2015, 09:35:37 PM
I feel like the "Targeting" call involving a LB getting shoved into the ground on top of a QB laying on the ground by his Offensive Tackle that caused our best LB to get ejected for the game was complete crap.

How can you "Target" someone when you are getting shoved into the ground?

Was that really the intent of that rule?  Our LB should have changed the trajectory of him getting shoved down by a 330-350 pound tackle?  Is that what the intent of the rule was - or was the intent that you not LAUNCH yourself at an opposing player where you contact their head?  He didn't launch himself - the tackle launched him.

By the way - all the commentators pretty well agreed with me on that call.

I think it changed the game - and set up the miraculous circumstance for you to feel victorious.

I think you are in for a rough future little brother.

You got a taste today - and it gets worse in the future.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on October 17, 2015, 09:36:30 PM
Well now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 17, 2015, 09:40:41 PM
Of course in the past little brother was never happy when he beat us - unless there was some controversy....

So I guess this is just par for the course.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on October 17, 2015, 09:43:19 PM
I feel like the "Targeting" call involving a LB getting shoved into the ground on top of a QB laying on the ground by his Offensive Tackle that caused our best LB to get ejected for the game was complete crap.

How can you "Target" someone when you are getting shoved into the ground?

Was that really the intent of that rule?  Our LB should have changed the trajectory of him getting shoved down by a 330-350 pound tackle?  Is that what the intent of the rule was - or was the intent that you not LAUNCH yourself at an opposing player where you contact their head?  He didn't launch himself - the tackle launched him.

By the way - all the commentators pretty well agreed with me on that call.

I think it changed the game - and set up the miraculous circumstance for you to feel victorious.

I think you are in for a rough future little brother.

You got a taste today - and it gets worse in the future.
As my old Italian boss would say, "don't get egasites". When your mastermind, who is the very future of Michigan football, leaves to rejoin the big leagues, you will be wailing and gnashing teeth over every new coach who is touted as the savior of the maize and blue, and lasts only one or two seasons. Rumor has it that big Jim is headed for Baltimore next year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on October 17, 2015, 09:44:11 PM
Of course in the past little brother was never happy when he beat us - unless there was some controversy....

So I guess this is just par for the course.
WAAAGH!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 17, 2015, 09:53:27 PM
MSU take the gift - and see if you can beat Ohio St...   

I'll still take Michigan's defense in a fair fight -but when you have the refs against you...   "targeting?" and the miracle catch out of bounds...  changed the game.    and the National broadcasters saw the same thing!  no homers there...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 17, 2015, 09:58:07 PM
MSU take the gift - and see if you can beat Ohio St...   

I'll still take Michigan's defense in a fair fight -but when you have the refs against you...   "targeting?" and the miracle catch out of bounds...  changed the game.    and the National broadcasters saw the same thing!  no homers there...

+1.

The National Broadcasters were all over inconsistencies.

When Chris Spielman is calling things out in Michigan's favor you know it is wrong!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 18, 2015, 08:07:47 AM
Not sure which has been more interesting to watch...

the 'buildup' over the last week to 'the game' yesterday...

or the non-stop chatter about 'the play' after the game...

Both were pretty much non-stop in every media form :) :) :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 18, 2015, 08:43:41 AM
The Ref's coming into the Stadium...

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/7367659caedc17a4ce2583c4f3bbfce8db1220b1/c=0-42-1998-1544&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2015/08/18/DetroitFreePress/DetroitFreePress/635754888546005851-DFP-0814-msu-oline.J-1-1-QD4SKG2P-L271427215.JPG)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 18, 2015, 09:11:16 AM
No doubt some calls didn't go the way they normally go in The Big House, but my God, what a great game and the future outlook of many more good games down the road for this in-state rivalry.  This just fuels it and shows me just how much Michigan really has improved.

Great game, with just a stunning ending.  I watched the game with 4 other Michigan fans in a sports bar in St. Louis and one of them said before the snap.......I wouldn't punt it, short hike it to one of the kicker protectors and run out the clock. 

This shows up as a loss in the MI column, but to me it showed MI could outplay State......and they did!  Good times to follow.....can't wait for the OSU games.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 18, 2015, 09:14:38 AM
The targeting call was baffling...  and removed the captain of the Defense -

Inexcusable decision from the video evidence -

I didn't like how the punter runs to the right then kicks - and thought that was a glaring weakness... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 18, 2015, 09:22:06 AM
The targeting call was baffling...  and removed the captain of the Defense -

Inexcusable decision from the video evidence -

I didn't like how the punter runs to the right then kicks - and thought that was a glaring weakness...

Soccer style punting!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 18, 2015, 11:40:44 AM
They did...golf cart type vehicles blaring sirens going thru walk ways..People move over surprisingly.  ambulance moves down Greene street from stadium toward Hoover when both streets wall to wall people and they move out of way too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 26, 2015, 08:49:44 AM
Curious how long they will hang on to Stafford...  or the GM front office staff
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 31, 2015, 10:45:00 PM
Go  Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 31, 2015, 10:47:27 PM
Almost turned it off...  I'm thinking there may be some that did.

Nice defensive stop at the goal line with 2 seconds left...  and a Minnesota team that had nothing else to play for but the win.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 31, 2015, 10:58:10 PM
How many of those greet catches do you think they'll make against the suckeyes?  Suckeyes will crush them
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 31, 2015, 10:59:46 PM
How the heck we have 2 LB's thrown out over 2 games for "targeting," and then they have a player take our QB out of the game when he is sliding feet first leading with his helmet - and no flag, no targeting.....

Then later they throw a flag for us tackling their QB cleanly?

It is BS!

I guess all the other QB's are protected - but it is open season on ours.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 01, 2015, 07:03:18 AM
And actually on the play where they initially flagged us for tackling their QB one of the Minn blockers grabbed a Michigan player by the facemask that was closing in on the QB.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 01, 2015, 09:08:45 AM
I like the Harbaugh Protegee QB that took over...  Speight

I figure Morris must be really bad if they put in this guy who never completed a pass in the situtation of being down in the 4th.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 01, 2015, 09:27:28 AM
Hoke probably ruined any confidence Morris would have had in himself in order to succeed.  I missed the 4th quarter of the game and just caught the highlights.....the new kid looks like he may become a good one.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 01, 2015, 10:42:13 AM
God the Lions suck, and they have absolutely no pride whatsoever.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 01, 2015, 11:05:00 AM
I saw a news clip the other day about trading Calvin to the Patriots for a second round draft choice and initially thought how silly of an idea was that.......then later thought what a great gesture that would be to let him go there and enjoy success as one of the most skilled athletes I have ever seen a Detroit team let just go to waste.

The issue with this team, I believe, is Stafford......and they aint't gonna let him go or give up on him.  Hell, I'm not sure who would take him,,,,,there may be a few teams buy my guess is his marketability is relatively low.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 01, 2015, 11:32:49 AM
You would need more than a second for Johnson.

Name me the last second round pick we got right.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 01, 2015, 02:48:06 PM
It's been done before, and this clip is where I saw it.  Some don't think, and for the reasons stated, that it is the bad possibility you seem to be in the opinion of.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/10/30/detroit-lions-calvin-johnson-patriots/74880672/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/10/30/detroit-lions-calvin-johnson-patriots/74880672/)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 01, 2015, 03:47:18 PM
If they do it I will dump my tickets.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 03, 2015, 03:06:20 PM
55 more minutes........

Come one Mayhew......

Don't do something stupid.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 07, 2015, 01:49:41 PM
55 more minutes........

Come one Mayhew......

Don't do something stupid.
LOL  Mrs. Ford must have come to the same conclusion... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 07, 2015, 01:50:28 PM
Interesting to see how Phil Mickelson handled this as opposed to the way Tiger used to...

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/11/phil-mickelson-fired-his-swing-coach-in-the-classiest-way-possible (http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/11/phil-mickelson-fired-his-swing-coach-in-the-classiest-way-possible)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 07, 2015, 08:13:12 PM
LOL  Mrs. Ford must have come to the same conclusion...

Or I wonder - did he NOT get something done she told him to do????
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 07, 2015, 09:32:59 PM
As a rule I never post on this thread...  For one, I never watch football.  IMO, the actors are overpaid and underworked for the compensation received, much like NASCAR.  Paid big bucks to drive in circles and crash ocassionally.....  and act like spoiled children, but whatever, not my thing and I don't find foorball or NASCAR to be at all entertaining however, that picture of Ms. Ford in the paper, her facial expression, said everything (at least to me).

Don't pizz me off.

They did..

She fired them.

Oh well.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 08, 2015, 07:47:45 AM
I'll bet it was a long quiet flight back to New Jersey last night!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 08, 2015, 09:11:54 AM
Sparty is 1-1 in the lucky ending category...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 08, 2015, 09:40:57 AM
LOL......wondered how long that would take!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on November 08, 2015, 12:51:23 PM
Karma is a *****...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 08, 2015, 03:47:30 PM
 I hear ya Fritz, but I've seen dozens of replays and it looks to me as a blown call!

Like some of the ones we get at The Big House!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 08, 2015, 04:39:03 PM
If I read enough versions of the rule the defensive guy doesn't have to physically push the receiver out.  Just forcing him out by cutting him off is enough to still consider the receiver eligible to catch the ball
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 08, 2015, 06:52:21 PM
I would be willing to accept that as true, but I have yet to read in looking it up that said the call was incorrect other than local media.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 08, 2015, 07:32:34 PM
I feel so bad for Sparty.

Now they have NO hope of ever making the Playoffs!

Ever!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 08, 2015, 07:51:32 PM
Shows how important Narduzzi was to MSU... 
the defense dropped off significantly this year.     
And his Pitt team is doing well his first year
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 08, 2015, 08:33:24 PM
Shows how important Narduzzi was to MSU... 
the defense dropped off significantly this year.     
And his Pitt team is doing well his first year

Doesn't matter.

They were never going to get past big brother anyway.

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 10, 2015, 01:39:26 PM
Interesting to see the Missouri football team - or half of it- get political... 

I wonder how many were willing to give up their scholarship over their political stand?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 11, 2015, 08:01:25 AM
Someone at the calendar company goofed...

big time!!!

http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/washington-nationals-calendar-fenway-park-on-cover-111015 (http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/washington-nationals-calendar-fenway-park-on-cover-111015)

That cute little blonde sports reporter sure seems to be enjoying this ;) ;) ;)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTUVIToWsAAGxk4.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 11, 2015, 09:00:08 AM
LOL.....isn't that Fenway?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 11, 2015, 12:27:08 PM
Think anyone in Columbus is nervous about the possibility that if Michigan and Ohio State both win out till that matchup they could be playing for a potential spot in the National Championship if they can then beat Iowa... 

Figure may as well go in that direction since the sparty's all went home after last week
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 11, 2015, 01:01:24 PM
Think anyone in Columbus is nervous about the possibility that if Michigan and Ohio State both win out till that matchup they could be playing for a potential spot in the National Championship if they can then beat Iowa... 

Figure may as well go in that direction since the sparty's all went home after last week

If?

When!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 11, 2015, 01:03:05 PM
Think Kirk Ferentz has had any second thoughts yet about letting Ruddock transfer to Michigan?

I mean - it wasn't like they were EVER going to play us!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 11, 2015, 03:48:05 PM
Tomorrow morning will find us headed to Montana for a long distance meat run.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 11, 2015, 06:18:28 PM
Tomorrow morning will find us headed to Montana for a long distance meat run.....

Can I have some antlers for the dogs?

They would be grateful.

They would wag their tails for you and everything.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 11, 2015, 07:13:47 PM
Tomorrow morning will find us headed to Montana for a long distance meat run.....

Good luck and happy hunting!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2015, 07:10:57 PM
Here's some video from TMZ that I'll bet is a lot more popular in Ann Arbor and E. Lansing than it is in Colubus ;D ;D ;D

http://m.tmz.com/#article/2015/11/12/jt-barrett-drunk-driving-arrest-video-dui/ (http://m.tmz.com/#article/2015/11/12/jt-barrett-drunk-driving-arrest-video-dui/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 12, 2015, 08:08:08 PM
Here's some video from TMZ that I'll bet is a lot more popular in Ann Arbor and E. Lansing than it is in Colubus ;D ;D ;D

[url]http://m.tmz.com/#article/2015/11/12/jt-barrett-drunk-driving-arrest-video-dui/[/url] ([url]http://m.tmz.com/#article/2015/11/12/jt-barrett-drunk-driving-arrest-video-dui/[/url])


Actually I thought Barrett conducted himself very well.

Even the cop complimented him on being polite.

OSU should make that into a public service commercial on how to conduct yourself with the police.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 12, 2015, 10:50:44 PM
Probably not far from the truth...

(http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/cb111015dAPC20151110104516.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2015, 09:19:54 AM
Gee who'd ever have thought the Russians an East Germans were cheating with doping an steroids during the cold war - and now the Russians continued that strategy to win at all costs to make them appear as superior athletes

(http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/c8ed412/2147483647/resize/534x/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F98%2F73%2F46fa44074ed19dc7bad8cf2ff9c3%2Fthumb-2.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 13, 2015, 09:44:28 AM
The Olympics are joke anymore.  The hosting country loses money.  Olympic committee members and TV networks get rich.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2015, 10:59:00 PM
I see the stress of health and probably losing your team to politics has caused the coach to retire at the end of this year

(http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/Car/b/lb1113cd20151112055934.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2015, 06:58:55 PM
Indiana may be one of the best teams in college football to not go to a bowl game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 15, 2015, 06:26:28 AM
Indiana may be one of the best teams in college football to not go to a bowl game.

Definitely not the team I remember from the last 30 years or so!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 15, 2015, 06:58:07 AM
No defense...Rudock could have thrown 10 TD passes if Harbaugh wouldn't have been so stubborn about running the ball.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 17, 2015, 07:06:28 PM
David Ortiz is expected to announce this is his last year.  Certainly has been a joy to watch him play over the last decade.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 17, 2015, 07:13:26 PM
He's still dangerous but numbers are down.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Mayonnaise on November 18, 2015, 12:17:01 AM
When I saw the picture of Holly Holm on the right, it made me think of the girl from Jurassic Park. Grown up, changed her name and become a boxer. - Not her though but a strong resemblance. In my opinion at least. 
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu235/jjmj63/JP%20and%20Holly%20Holm_zpsqwny82jo.jpg) (http://s651.photobucket.com/user/jjmj63/media/JP%20and%20Holly%20Holm_zpsqwny82jo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 18, 2015, 08:19:12 AM
LOL    nice catch Mayo!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 19, 2015, 09:39:40 AM
I think the SEC bye week schedule should be recognized for what it is and punished when the playoff committee selects the ranking order next week!

Florida plays Florida Atlantic

South Carolina plays the Citadel

Auburn plays Idaho

Alabama plays  Charleston Southern

Georgia plays Georgia Southern

Kentucky plays Charlotte

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 20, 2015, 12:08:37 PM
A nationwide search - and they hire a family friend.

Right.........

Next stop - a nationwide search to find the best GM in Allen Park.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 20, 2015, 01:31:15 PM
A nationwide search - and they hire a family friend.

Right.........

Next stop - a nationwide search to find the best GM in Allen Park.

Hope they got my application

I've got a few years experience as the commish!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 20, 2015, 05:17:19 PM
Hope they got my application

I've got a few years experience as the commish!

LOL!  They would probably hire Brian.

Yahoo would endorse him.

I would hire Excelsior.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 21, 2015, 08:42:41 AM
I see the Lions decided to not renew with 97.1   because they couldn't get them to change "content"  (fire who they didn't like)...

The DJ taking credit is Mike Valenti - who at times can be irritating - but then again who isn't irritated at how the Lions org is being run...   I think the final straw was hiring a family friend as President of the org...   in a season where they have 2 wins and fired the president and GM.      This after last year making the playoffs and having a defense that is going to waste...

CBS stood up to the Lions and said no...   (probably a win for them as who really listened to the Lions broadcast anyhow)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2015, 10:11:09 AM
I thought this was pretty neat...

The Delta Charter that the Wolverines took to PA yesterday was piloted by a former Wolverine quarterback...

both of the Harbaugh brothers remember him from when their Dad was coaching at Michigan!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUR_o1PWwAAwmhD.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUR_rucWsAAfUqK.jpg)

I'll bet there are not a lot of teams that have that distinction ;) ;) ;)

From Twitter:

https://twitter.com/umichfootball/status/667799037844848644/photo/1
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 21, 2015, 11:33:44 AM
A very gifted young gal ;) ;) ;)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jaden-newman-basketball-sixth-grader_564f41c1e4b0258edb311110?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jaden-newman-basketball-sixth-grader_564f41c1e4b0258edb311110?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067)


Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 21, 2015, 07:26:37 PM
Shows you how big the suckeye hype machine is.  They haven't played a decent team and writers are ready to put them in the NFL.  It happens every year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 21, 2015, 08:48:54 PM
Shows you how big the suckeye hype machine is.  They haven't played a decent team and writers are ready to put them in the NFL.  It happens every year.

I like that.  Wonder if that applies to Kaisch as well?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 21, 2015, 10:13:22 PM

I am amazed that Michigan State took down Ohio State with their back up QB.
What was more amazing was the RB calling out Coach Meyer after the game for his play calling... 
... and announced he is leaving the team for the draft.

One loss and they are ready for a mutiny!

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2015, 06:29:57 AM
This is interesting:

Quote
Michigan State beat both Ohio State and Michigan despite not leading for one second of game time

They trailed for 52:59 of 120 minutes

Quote
MSU outgained OSU and UM by a combined 680 to 362 yards.

Above both from although the yardage stat is from another poster:

https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/668241507653017600
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2015, 06:35:00 AM
Just in case you missed the end of the MSU-OSU game here's a pretty good summary...

the look on Urban's face is absolutely priceless 8) 8) 8)

The filed goal kicker is from the Toledo area...   

Perrysburg or Ottawa Hills maybe... 

I can't remember but 13ABC did quite a nice interview with him last night after the game.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/11/21/michigan-states-michael-geiger-broke-out-an-epic-celebration-after-his-kick-toppled-ohio-state/?tid=sm_tw_ps (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/11/21/michigan-states-michael-geiger-broke-out-an-epic-celebration-after-his-kick-toppled-ohio-state/?tid=sm_tw_ps)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2015, 06:38:54 AM
Found it...   

he's from Ottawa Hills (which if you've studied your history you would know 'should' belong to Michigan ;) ;) ;)

They named a road after him out in Ida ;D ;D ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUX7amnUEAA99du.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 22, 2015, 11:39:29 AM
More to the Ohio Mutiny - the QB star from last year also is joining... 

Classy to see them announce in the middle of the season

(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss208/havsummfun/There-is-an-I-in-TEAM_73688c54-07a7-41de-be61-0576cd5d83fb_zpshg41trzt.png)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2015, 07:11:50 PM
Sounds like Les Miles just may be 'available' soon ;) ;) ;)

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/21/9776408/les-miles-hot-seat-lsu-tigers-ole-miss (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/21/9776408/les-miles-hot-seat-lsu-tigers-ole-miss)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 22, 2015, 07:15:14 PM
Sounds like Les Miles just may be 'available' soon ;) ;) ;)

[url]http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/21/9776408/les-miles-hot-seat-lsu-tigers-ole-miss[/url] ([url]http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/21/9776408/les-miles-hot-seat-lsu-tigers-ole-miss[/url])


LOL!  Don't need or want him anymore!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 22, 2015, 07:21:06 PM
Article on Jim and his jacket peeling yesterday...

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/21/9775666/jim-harbaugh-angry-jacket (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/11/21/9775666/jim-harbaugh-angry-jacket)

I saw on Twitter that John had a similar 'angry moment' during the game today :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 23, 2015, 11:17:39 AM
Anyone know if the MHSAA will let an 11 yr old play varsity sports in Michigan (I assume they are the decision makers on that) ??? ??? ???

As long as she stays healthy I'm guessing we will be hearing a lot more about this little gal in the future!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jaden-newman-basketball-sixth-grader_564f41c1e4b0258edb311110?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jaden-newman-basketball-sixth-grader_564f41c1e4b0258edb311110?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 23, 2015, 11:27:15 AM
Girl looks for real.  But so many times you see young kids that are superior to others at that age.  Then when they are 16 or older not so much.
Although this girl plays against HS girls already but you wonder about the level of competition.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2015, 01:59:39 PM
Its nice to see the star RB at Ohio State sniping at the Coaching Staff for the play calling last week.

Nothing like unity to hold a team together.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 23, 2015, 02:00:05 PM
I see a few more Coaches are joining the coaching carousel... and Les Miles is rumored to be next!

I can see Miles going to USC...   
and really hope that Strong leaves Texas as they need someone to wake them up and tell them they aren't as important in their own State let alone conference anymore!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2015, 02:03:29 PM
I see a few more Coaches are joining the coaching carousel... and Les Miles is rumored to be next!

I can see Miles going to USC...   
and really hope that Strong leaves Texas as they need someone to wake them up and tell them they aren't as important in their own State let alone conference anymore!

What about TX for Miles?

I have to think he will be in demand if they are dumb enough to let him go.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 23, 2015, 02:14:04 PM
What about TX for Miles?

I have to think he will be in demand if they are dumb enough to let him go.

Texas is so desperate they are claiming the entire university's worth will be up for grabs to get St. Nick

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/alabama-crimson-tide-texas-longhorns-lsu-tigers-nick-saban-charlie-strong-111915 (http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/alabama-crimson-tide-texas-longhorns-lsu-tigers-nick-saban-charlie-strong-111915)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2015, 02:19:28 PM
Texas is so desperate they are claiming the entire university's worth will be up for grabs to get St. Nick

[url]http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/alabama-crimson-tide-texas-longhorns-lsu-tigers-nick-saban-charlie-strong-111915[/url] ([url]http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/alabama-crimson-tide-texas-longhorns-lsu-tigers-nick-saban-charlie-strong-111915[/url])


They failed once. 

Nick has take care of Nick though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2015, 02:33:58 PM
http://michigantoday.umich.edu/galleries/wolverine-a-photographic-history-of-michigan-football/ (http://michigantoday.umich.edu/galleries/wolverine-a-photographic-history-of-michigan-football/)

http://michigantoday.umich.edu/how-we-went-blue/ (http://michigantoday.umich.edu/how-we-went-blue/)

Very cool!

Go Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 24, 2015, 09:52:07 AM
What a relief!

My request for B1G Championship Game Tickets has been APPROVED!

Go Blue!

 8*
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 27, 2015, 06:01:46 AM
What have they done with our Lions?

Is this really the same team that we started the season with!?!?1?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 06:43:59 AM
Agreed BRD, and I'm asking the same thing about my Packers. I lost 5 large on them a couple of weekends ago  :'(  and ain't bet on them since.

I really don't understand why Aaron Rogers didn't scramble it into the endzone during their final possession in last night's game.  >:( He appeared to be fairly clear and had nothing to lose.



Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 27, 2015, 07:09:40 AM
I wish he had, I have him as my QB in fantasy football and that would have put him up to about 20 points.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2015, 08:16:15 AM
Man - the Packers fans must be getting just a little bit worried!

Losing to the Lions and the Bears at home in the same season!

When is the last time THAT happened?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: arpydave on November 27, 2015, 08:21:19 AM
Worried? Hell, I'm sweating! Like I said, I can't afford to bet on them no more. :'(
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2015, 10:38:21 AM
Worried? Hell, I'm sweating! Like I said, I can't afford to bet on them no more. :'(


I'm worried no Packer fans will buy my tickets for Thursday Night - and I'm going to have to go!

Wanna go?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 27, 2015, 12:28:15 PM
It appears to me that Ms.  Ford is (should be) happy with her front office purge.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 27, 2015, 12:56:10 PM
LOL  was wondering how many others would notice the correlation between the surge and purge of the last remnants of the Matt Millan era!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 27, 2015, 02:00:32 PM
I think the better question is how the fans feel about the purging, I for one, adios MF!

At a professional level this is really what it takes to get serious?  Shame on these guys, or is it just another Lion's fluke?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 27, 2015, 07:04:03 PM
Not a big sports fan (unless it's hunting), but I was watching the Lions on my BIL's big screen TV waiting for Thanksgiving dinner and they looked good, real good.  Dinner was good too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2015, 08:28:00 PM
I am not enthused that the President hired after the "nationwide" search is a Ford insider.

I am terrified that the next nationwide search will determine the best candidate is in Allen Park and is also from the Millen Regime.

The fact they have been winning just makes me think that is even more likely.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 28, 2015, 09:07:59 AM
I hope we get more stories of Ohio quitters after today's game...   

Nothing like a good mutiny to show who's running the ship
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 28, 2015, 09:53:03 AM
Had to laugh at this!

Jim Harbaugh Smashes Buckeye On Bo Schembechler’s Grave

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/11/25/jim-harbaugh-smashes-buckeye-on-bo-schembechlers-grave-photos/ (http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/11/25/jim-harbaugh-smashes-buckeye-on-bo-schembechlers-grave-photos/)

GO BLUE!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 28, 2015, 09:57:52 AM
I'm guessing that enthusiasm and tradition was missed by him at the Pro level...

The national sports writers are still laughing at the San Fran ownership for the self destruction of their own team...    It comes up again under the "be careful what you ask for" topic of firing coaches that have long term proven track records of success.   

LSU is considering this self destruction
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 28, 2015, 01:52:13 PM
Go Blue!  Hard fought first half.....MI needs to kick up the running game, and D needs to tighten up.  Good first half though.

Had you asked me 6 months ago what the score would be at half......OSU up big.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 28, 2015, 07:06:33 PM
Michigan's offensive line has been horrible for 4 years.  Harbaugh inherited the guys Hoke had that couldn't block and still can't.  Kalis is about the most overrated offensive lineman in the country.
The defensive line lost their best to lineman to injury during the year and that really hurt. 
The linebackers are to slow to make a difference.    They are what the are.  When you can't run in big time football you aren't much good to anybody.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 28, 2015, 09:25:01 PM
well out of the games I wanted to see teams win - I'm not doing well...   

Penn St
Michigan
Navy
Auburn


So if that holds true - Bet the farm on

Denver
Seattle
Minnesota
San Francisco

I'm wanting their opponents to win.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 29, 2015, 08:16:05 AM
MI was too thin on Defensive Line talent - and it finally caught up to them.

The Offensive Line played better this year, but we still couldn't run on good teams. 

I have no doubt these deficiencies will be corrected in the future.

I'm looking forward to a good bowl game, and to next season.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 29, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
Michigan's offensive line has been horrible for 4 years.  Harbaugh inherited the guys Hoke had that couldn't block and still can't.  Kalis is about the most overrated offensive lineman in the country.
The defensive line lost their best to lineman to injury during the year and that really hurt. 
The linebackers are to slow to make a difference.    They are what the are.  When you can't run in big time football you aren't much good to anybody.

That is the primary reason I thought Michigan would have a .500 year at best this year, and reinforced to me that one man in the head coach position can make all the difference in the world by just getting the best out of the cards he was dealt.

This year is nothing to be ashamed of, hell of a job!

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 29, 2015, 09:59:10 AM
That is the primary reason I thought Michigan would have a .500 year at best this year, and reinforced to me that one man in the head coach position can make all the difference in the world by just getting the best out of the cards he was dealt.

This year is nothing to be ashamed of, hell of a job!


It's funny what a taste will do -   

We've known the coaching brilliance was there...
We've seen it at two levels NCAA and Pro

We had that taste with a nice run - even without his preferred type of team/roster

Recruits are noticing this as well and next year should be even more enjoyable again for Michigan Fans.

If you'd have told anyone at the beginning of the season would you like 9-3 record and a bowl game   some would have laughed at that high of a reach.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 29, 2015, 10:17:29 AM
A New Year's Day game on top of it! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 29, 2015, 10:47:02 AM
It's funny what a taste will do -   

We've known the coaching brilliance was there...
We've seen it at two levels NCAA and Pro

We had that taste with a nice run - even without his preferred type of team/roster

Recruits are noticing this as well and next year should be even more enjoyable again for Michigan Fans.

If you'd have told anyone at the beginning of the season would you like 9-3 record and a bowl game   some would have laughed at that high of a reach.

Should have been 10-2!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 29, 2015, 01:56:10 PM
Not being a football fan, I actually enjoyed the games over the last couple days.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 30, 2015, 06:02:38 PM
I'm thinking the Ref's are getting paid off with all the "Errors" they seem to be making this year in the NFL...   

If they keep this up we will have instant replay for penalties!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 02, 2015, 06:15:31 PM
I see that Michigan's D.J. Durkin is the new head coach at Maryland. 

I guess it's no surprise that someone would be talking to him sooner or later.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 02, 2015, 07:07:08 PM
That may just end his career.  Maryland sucks and never will have a chance in the Big Ten..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 02, 2015, 07:57:35 PM
That may just end his career.  Maryland sucks and never will have a chance in the Big Ten..

I'll welcome him back if it doesn't work out.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 02, 2015, 10:24:56 PM
Won't be the first or last position coach that tried head coaching and was welcomed back...

I see Alabama lost their D coach as well - going to Georgia
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 03, 2015, 07:35:54 AM
Won't be the first or last position coach that tried head coaching and was welcomed back...

I see Alabama lost their D coach as well - going to Georgia

And Georgia's old Coach landed in Miami in record time.

I think that is a little easier division than the SEC?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2015, 08:33:35 AM
I'm tired of the NFL Refs screwing over my team.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: arpydave on December 04, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
If I wasn't a Packers fan I'm sure I'd feel the same. And no, I'm not gloating. If the tables were turned I'm sure I'd feel the same way.

Many are observing that the Refs seem particularly goofy this season.  :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 04, 2015, 09:15:58 AM
It's almost unwatchable - the way refs are deciding games at random by errors and phantom calls and missing obvious calls
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 04, 2015, 10:06:48 AM
Well yeah the refs are bad really bad.  But according to the rules if you only touch a face mask it's a penalty..Pretty bad rule if you ask me
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2015, 12:33:13 PM
Thats fine - call the face mask.

How does that make it okay to tackle all the defenders on the field on the next play?

There is a reason Rodgers had all the time in the world to throw that ball - and there was no Lions around the Packers in the end Zone. 

They were all tackled long before the ball was launched.

No flags.

The Packers knew the fix was in.

If they didn't complete that ball there would have been another flag on the Lions so they could have tried it again.

It is a joke.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: pkrbkr on December 04, 2015, 01:43:26 PM
Did You Even Watch The Last Play ??  No Lion Defender In The End Zone Was Touched Until AFTER The Ball Was Caught By Richard Rodgers. To Say That The Defenders Were Tackled In The End Zone Before The Ball Was Thrown Is A Misstatement Of Facts (Watch The Replay If The Facts Actually Matter To You) ... If The Fix Was In Why Wasn't The Blatant Pass Interference Called Against Detroit On The Play Prior To The Facemask To Put Green Bay In Field Goal Range With Time Still On The Clock ??
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: T-M-T on December 04, 2015, 02:59:51 PM
Did You Even Watch The Last Play ??  No Lion Defender In The End Zone Was Touched Until AFTER The Ball Was Caught By Richard Rodgers. To Say That The Defenders Were Tackled In The End Zone Before The Ball Was Thrown Is A Misstatement Of Facts (Watch The Replay If The Facts Actually Matter To You) ... If The Fix Was In Why Wasn't The Blatant Pass Interference Called Against Detroit On The Play Prior To The Facemask To Put Green Bay In Field Goal Range With Time Still On The Clock ??

Lol!  I wouldn’t worry about it.  Not sure if you’re familiar with that poster, but his crybaby post is par for the course:

Waaah!  Obama’s the President!
Waaah!  The woman Daddy and I don’t like won the election!
Waaah!  The officials have it in for the Lions!
Waaah!  Fuzz was mean to me!
Waaah!  Hillary might win in 2016!

And on and on………..at least several times a day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2015, 09:09:54 PM
Lol!  I wouldn’t worry about it.  Not sure if you’re familiar with that poster, but his crybaby post is par for the course:

Waaah!  Obama’s the President!
Waaah!  The woman Daddy and I don’t like won the election!
Waaah!  The officials have it in for the Lions!
Waaah!  Fuzz was mean to me!
Waaah!  Hillary might win in 2016!

And on and on………..at least several times a day.

Look at yourself in the mirror TMT.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2015, 09:36:07 PM
Did You Even Watch The Last Play ??  No Lion Defender In The End Zone Was Touched Until AFTER The Ball Was Caught By Richard Rodgers. To Say That The Defenders Were Tackled In The End Zone Before The Ball Was Thrown Is A Misstatement Of Facts (Watch The Replay If The Facts Actually Matter To You) ... If The Fix Was In Why Wasn't The Blatant Pass Interference Called Against Detroit On The Play Prior To The Facemask To Put Green Bay In Field Goal Range With Time Still On The Clock ??

The 3 linemen got mauled and were down on the ground.  No holding.  Hence the ability to step up and launch.

I did watch the game.

Funny - the radio show I listen to in the morning saw the same things I saw.

I guess Sam Webb isn't as educated at Football as you are.  Who knew?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on December 04, 2015, 10:06:17 PM
I will never understand the mind-set of sports viewers. If you don't have a nickel invested, why get so worked up about whether one bunch of millionaires beats another bunch of millionaires in a meaningless game? It's not like any of them will keep us safe when the boogeyman comes calling.Their striving is about as meaningful as two five-year-olds arguing over who gets to go down the slide first. Fifty years from now, no one but statisticians will care. And right now, neither do I.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 04, 2015, 10:08:14 PM
It is all about the $$ and the refs have an agenda - probably paid for... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: sammy on December 04, 2015, 10:11:08 PM
It is all about the $$ and the refs have an agenda - probably paid for... 
Well, you'd have to prove that, wouldn't you?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 04, 2015, 10:14:59 PM
Well, you'd have to prove that, wouldn't you?
It's that or incompetence...    can't prove either - but seeing is believing.

I recall a few years back the NBA refs were caught in some scandal - so it's not out of the realm of possibilities.    The ref's can easily affect the outcome of "ANY" game, as certain penalties can be called almost every play. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 06, 2015, 07:53:12 AM
Congratulations to the Spartans.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 06, 2015, 09:23:32 AM
Never been, never will be a football fan...  I just have other things to occupy my time...but, I watched the game last night with CL...

Have to say, it was exciting.  Have to say that both teams (in my humble opinion) were very evenly matched.

Unlike most football games...  I enjoyed it.

The Fart'in Spartans did good.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 06, 2015, 10:27:35 AM
I only watched parts of it with the opposite opinion.  Very boring teams and very boring game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 06, 2015, 11:45:15 AM
I only watched the last 5 or 10 minutes.

I watched a much better Hockey game in Ann Arbor.

Go Blue!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 06, 2015, 07:42:35 PM
I only watched the last 5 or 10 minutes.

I watched a much better Hockey game in Ann Arbor.

Go Blue!

 ;D

I have no fascination for hockey either.  I played hockey for many years.  Still have my Bobby Hull CCM Pro-rocker skates somewhere with beat up cups and probably a few Northland pro hook sticks in the garage if I didn't use them for kindling.  IMO, hockey basically blows.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 06, 2015, 07:43:48 PM
You see, I'm a shooting sports fan....and participant.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 06, 2015, 07:47:37 PM
Michigan vs Florida

Michigan St vs Alabama


Who do you think has the better chance to win?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 06, 2015, 07:51:18 PM
Michigan vs Florida

Michigan St vs Alabama


Who do you think has the better chance to win?

LOL!

I'll take Michigan.

They have our old Offensive Coordinator.

They are challenge to score points.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 07, 2015, 09:56:06 AM
Interesting...

on their final ballots...

Harbaugh had OSU at 4th...

Meyer had them at 5th :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 07, 2015, 10:10:51 AM
Starting to look like there might be a slim chance we'll be in Florida on New Years and about 80 miles from Orlando!  Too early to grab tickets yet...   I doubt they'll sell out anytime soon. 

We were there on New Years back in 96-97 and I took the two older kids over to Tampa to the Outback Bowl.  We spent a couple of days over there...   took them to Clearwater beach and got to mingle with the Michigan and Alabama players frolicking on the beach...   there might have even been a cheerleader or two around...   I should go look for those pictures...  I had my first digital camera by then 8) 8) 8)

We went to the parade at Ybor City and that was fun although it got a little bit 'R' rated at times...

made me want to go back there some year for New Years ;) ;) ;)

It was the last time we went to the old 'sombrero' stadium in Tampa...   had been there to a couple of Lions games prior to the Outback Bowl visit. 

They were working on building the new stadium when we were there and we had to walk for a long way to get from the parking to the stadium. 

Good memories!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 12, 2015, 05:43:20 PM
Could this be the year that the Army Black Knights beat the Navy Midshipmen?
Navy has beaten Army in the last 13 meetings.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 12, 2015, 06:45:51 PM
Could this be the year that the Army Black Knights beat the Navy Midshipmen?
Navy has beaten Army in the last 13 meetings.

Nope.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Mayonnaise on December 12, 2015, 06:48:07 PM
Nope.
I was just about to post Nope too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 12, 2015, 06:58:18 PM
I was just about to post Nope too.

Close, but that only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and tactical nuclear warfare.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 13, 2015, 10:26:34 AM
Starting to look like there might be a slim chance we'll be in Florida on New Years and about 80 miles from Orlando!  Too early to grab tickets yet...   I doubt they'll sell out anytime soon. 

We were there on New Years back in 96-97 and I took the two older kids over to Tampa to the Outback Bowl.  We spent a couple of days over there...   took them to Clearwater beach and got to mingle with the Michigan and Alabama players frolicking on the beach...   there might have even been a cheerleader or two around...   I should go look for those pictures...  I had my first digital camera by then 8) 8) 8)

We went to the parade at Ybor City and that was fun although it got a little bit 'R' rated at times...

made me want to go back there some year for New Years ;) ;) ;)

It was the last time we went to the old 'sombrero' stadium in Tampa...   had been there to a couple of Lions games prior to the Outback Bowl visit. 

They were working on building the new stadium when we were there and we had to walk for a long way to get from the parking to the stadium. 

Good memories!!!
Just returned from Clearwater Beach...    great area lots of entertainment in the area.

It's amazing what you can see walking along the beach - and the entertainment is great at various places with live music.    Rode a bike from friends house (yeah a grueling 10 miles - round trip) but didn't have any problems with parking!   Only challenge was getting over that darn causeway bridge.

I know the area looks forward to the festivities at the beach for the visiting teams. 
Title: The 10 Worst NFL Head Coaches Since 1990
Post by: BigRedDog on December 13, 2015, 05:34:10 PM
Before you start how many do you suppose were with the Lions ;) ;) ;)

Also, there's an annoying (at least to me) Starbucks video ad that is actually in two different places!!!


http://www.answers.com/article/30726569/the-10-worst-nfl-head-coaches-since-1990 (http://www.answers.com/article/30726569/the-10-worst-nfl-head-coaches-since-1990)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 13, 2015, 05:43:50 PM
Just returned from Clearwater Beach...    great area lots of entertainment in the area.

It's amazing what you can see walking along the beach - and the entertainment is great at various places with live music.    Rode a bike from friends house (yeah a grueling 10 miles - round trip) but didn't have any problems with parking!   Only challenge was getting over that darn causeway bridge.

I know the area looks forward to the festivities at the beach for the visiting teams.

I'm trying to think of the restaurant we went to a few times back when we were going to that area...

actually I can't even remember exactly where it was but has to be in the Dunedin, Clearwater, Indian Rocks Beach area or over across the Bay at Bradenton maybe.

It was right along the intercoastal and the entire dining room turned slowly so every guest had a decent view of the scenery (at least from time to time).  It didn't move fast enough that you could sense it was moving but it was strange to walk in one direction and then get up and leave going a different direction.  Must have been a little strange for the wait staff too.

Seems like it might have a 'Captain' in the name...   I remember watching all the pelicans in the water while we were there.

Our oldest daughter was just down there and spent a few days with a friend that lives right on one of the canals off the intercoastal.  Her and her husband both thought they could get accustomed to living down there 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 14, 2015, 08:57:57 AM
Not sure how summers would be - as I enjoy them here... but I could become a snow bird

I don't recall a rotating restaurant but will ask my friends who live in the area.   Dunedin is a fun little town - and with the Irish heritage a great visit on St. Patrick's day!   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 14, 2015, 09:34:49 AM
Not sure how summers would be - as I enjoy them here... but I could become a snow bird

I don't recall a rotating restaurant but will ask my friends who live in the area.   Dunedin is a fun little town - and with the Irish heritage a great visit on St. Patrick's day!

Never been there on St. Patrick's day but I'd be willing to give it a shot (or two)!

I started going to visit at Dunedin when I was just 4-5 years old.  My Mom had family that ran an orange grove there.  The Jerry Lake Grove...   the Lake is still there and shows on the map.  Someone was still running the fruit stand there well after the grove itself was all developed. 

We would go in the summer and it was hot for sure!  Lots more AC now so probably the worst heat is on the beach or the golf course.

As a teen we went to spend a couple of weeks at Indian Rocks Beach in July / August!!!  That was a hot stretch even for down there and we just literally lived 'IN' the Gulf!  Of course it's a lot easier to tolerate the heat when you're just a teen!!!

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 14, 2015, 10:00:25 AM
I'll be there this year -   They shut down all the streets and you are allowed to wander with your beverages... (check points at the exit/entrances to make sure you don't leave with a drink in hand)   live entertainment and many food vendors along with the local businesses.   

(how about that - a government that is friendly and open to businesses)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 14, 2015, 12:40:47 PM
I'll be there this year -   They shut down all the streets and you are allowed to wander with your beverages... (check points at the exit/entrances to make sure you don't leave with a drink in hand)   live entertainment and many food vendors along with the local businesses.   

(how about that - a government that is friendly and open to businesses)

You talking about Monroe?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 14, 2015, 03:39:09 PM
I guess Bill Cosby was a role model for Young Black Men after all... 


====================================================
BOWLING GREEN – Bowling Green State University defensive lineman Mike Minns has been suspended indefinitely, the school announced today.

Minns allegedly put a controlled substance in a female student's drink, according to BG police, who arrested him late this morning.

http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/589322 (http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/589322)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 15, 2015, 07:49:43 AM
Saw this on the early news this morning...

a guy 'ski flying' off the world's tallest ramp up at Ironwood...

no big deal...   thousands of people have done this over the years!

Except he went off backwards!!!

http://www.tetongravity.com/video/ski/skier-sets-new-world-record-on-the-largest-ski-jump-in-america (http://www.tetongravity.com/video/ski/skier-sets-new-world-record-on-the-largest-ski-jump-in-america)

I've been to Ironwood (snowmobile races) and seen them jumping (or is it 'flying'?).  The camera does not do justice in this case.  I'm guessing this is a lot of 'drone' video footage.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 18, 2015, 05:14:43 PM
I see QB's are leaving Texas A&M like rats on a sinking ship... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 18, 2015, 06:49:42 PM
Which team will be boned by poor officiating this week?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 18, 2015, 06:56:08 PM
Which team will be boned by poor officiating this week?

Let me guess.

The Lions.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 19, 2015, 04:36:35 PM
Let me guess.

The Lions.
I wonder if its because they get the second team refs?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 19, 2015, 06:44:36 PM
I watched the first part of the 'inaugural' edition of the 'Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl' this afternoon...

there are definitely just too many bowl games now :( :( :(

http://wjtv.com/2015/12/19/alcorn-falls-in-wild-first-edition-of-air-force-reserve-celebration-bowl/ (http://wjtv.com/2015/12/19/alcorn-falls-in-wild-first-edition-of-air-force-reserve-celebration-bowl/)


http://espnevents.com/celebration-bowl/news-and-updates/air-force-reserve-joins-inaugural-celebration-bowl-as-title-sponsor/ (http://espnevents.com/celebration-bowl/news-and-updates/air-force-reserve-joins-inaugural-celebration-bowl-as-title-sponsor/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 21, 2015, 07:42:53 AM
You know the officiating is bad when the president steps in with protections! 
 ;D ;D ;D


Obama Administration Enacts Protections for Lions

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-administration-enacts-protections-lions-35882244 (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-administration-enacts-protections-lions-35882244)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 22, 2015, 10:06:47 AM

Obama Administration Enacts Protections for Lions

[url]http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-administration-enacts-protections-lions-35882244[/url] ([url]http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-administration-enacts-protections-lions-35882244[/url])


See how easy a win is when the President is on your side!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 23, 2015, 09:28:12 AM
Congratulations to the Toledo Rockets Football team...

they won their 10th game last night against Temple in the Boca Raton Bowl.   

A perfect end to a great season...   

they did fall short of a MAC championship but it looks like they may contend again next year ;) ;) ;)

http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/592241 (http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/592241)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 23, 2015, 09:44:17 AM
I try to take in a game a year down there while visiting my youngest.  Great place to see a game I always thought, and they have been exciting to watch the last 4 years or so.  Glad to see that next year looks good too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 23, 2015, 09:47:46 AM
I try to take in a game a year down there while visiting my youngest.  Great place to see a game I always thought, and they have been exciting to watch the last 4 years or so.  Glad to see that next year looks good too.

Seems like the MAC as a whole is getting stronger...

must be all that 'head to head' competition with Big 10!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 23, 2015, 10:03:27 AM
Did you catch the comment at the bottom.......Nice start coach, now stick around for a while.

The MAC certainly does appear to be a Coach garden.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 23, 2015, 10:08:56 AM
Did you catch the comment at the bottom.......Nice start coach, now stick around for a while.

The MAC certainly does appear to be a Coach garden.

Sure does and I doubt it will change any time soon.

Bowling Green plays in their bowl tonight...   just saw that...

down in Mobile Alabama!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 27, 2015, 08:53:25 PM
Think anyone from San Fran stopped in to visit Harbaugh when they were in town?

Thinking how much the fans gotta be moaning now how bad the team is and why the owners ever let him go...   

All while we laugh and thank them every day!

Oh and BTW the Lions beat them - nuff said
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 27, 2015, 09:57:55 PM
Think anyone from San Fran stopped in to visit Harbaugh when they were in town?

Thinking how much the fans gotta be moaning now how bad the team is and why the owners ever let him go...   

All while we laugh and thank them every day!

Oh and BTW the Lions beat them - nuff said

Isn't  Harbaugh in Florida with the team?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 28, 2015, 05:42:35 PM
Was there ever any doubt?

It's Ohio State - of course he will play....

 ;D

Beat the Irish!

Quote
Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor car accident on Sunday and was cited for three violations, USA TODAY Sports confirmed.

Elliott told police that his car hit a puddle and he lost control as his car before it hit another vehicle Sunday afternoon.  Elliott was not injured, but The Columbus Dispatch reported one of the two passengers in the car Elliott hit suffered minor injuries.

According to court documents, Elliott was cited for driving with a suspended license, operating a vehicle without a license and failure to control his vehicle, all misdemeanors. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 26.

"He was cited and released," Columbus police spokesperson Denise Alex-Bouzounis told USA TODAY Sports.

Ohio State spokesperson Jerry Emig said the incident won't be affect his status for Friday's BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl as No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 9 Notre Dame.

"He'll play," Emig told USA TODAY Sports in an email.


http://www.freep.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2015/12/28/ohio-state-ezekiel-elliott-car-crash-cited/77970898/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2015/12/28/ohio-state-ezekiel-elliott-car-crash-cited/77970898/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 31, 2015, 10:28:20 PM
Roll Tide!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 31, 2015, 11:50:16 PM
A good case why they need to pay college athletes more. Elliot only able to afford a 2014 Camaro
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 01, 2016, 08:45:17 AM
What a strange bowl year..... 

I'm rooting for teams I normally don't like just due to the matchups.

I normally would have rooted for Sparty, but there have been way too many Sparty fans telling me about how they beat Michigan the last couple of weeks, and they are the powerhouse.  I watched that game, and they certainly didn't beat us.  The Refs beat us, but Sparty certainly didn't.  Sparty needed a good beat down to put them in their place.  I enjoyed watching Alabama put the thumping on them - 38-0.  That score seems worse than the 41-14 loss we had to them a few years ago in the same stadium.  At least we were able to score.  Thanks Saban for wiping that smug *** grin off of Dantonios face.

Now I want to watch my friends from down South sodomize Notre Dame.  I want them to do to Notre Dame what Alabama did to Michigan State.  Ohio State needs to go out and show who should have been in that game last night.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 01, 2016, 09:48:20 AM
Roll Tide!

Tide my butt...  I'm allergic to Tide.  Makes me itch.....lol

Not a football fan but I watched the game last night (better than playing dodgem with the Nyears drunks on the highway by a long shot.....

The certainly got trounced.  They looked poor.  Sometimes a reality check is good.

'Bama has some big players... with pot guts too.  Must be the Cajun cusine...... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2016, 12:52:07 PM
I didn't see the game - but watched the gamecast - it appears that Sparty was out done all around - and toast after the last minute interception of the first half where they actually had a chance to only be down 3...   they never came out of the locker room for the second half - which is telling.    Ohio State wasn't afraid of them last year!   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2016, 10:34:50 PM
I'm thinking the playoff committee bowl matchups pretty much sucked this year...   too many blowouts ...   probably going to see it in the ratings!

I didn't even watch last nights games - (brilliant timing for the committee as well) - 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 03, 2016, 10:11:50 PM
Gee San Francisco fired their coach for finishing 5-11

What did they think they were going to do this year?
Wish I knew some SF fans to hear how happy they were that Harbaugh was fired last year...

Anyone think Chip Kelley will be heading there?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 04, 2016, 09:05:10 PM
Gee San Francisco fired their coach for finishing 5-11

What did they think they were going to do this year?
Wish I knew some SF fans to hear how happy they were that Harbaugh was fired last year...

Anyone think Chip Kelley will be heading there?

Didn't they get rid of Harbaugh because they thought he was too much of an ego versus the owner?

How would Chip Kelley be an improvement on Harbaugh?

More Ego - only he never proved anything.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 08, 2016, 09:54:34 AM
Curious why as well...   

Is it because of the "source" (Al-jazeera)  that the NFL isn't investigating this with the full force and effect they spent on deflated footballs?

or it Peyton above reproach - while they still attack Brady


https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/01/07/nfl-media-looking-other-way-peyton-manning/sT9wGiXzvanBbH2sLW8xqN/story.html (https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/01/07/nfl-media-looking-other-way-peyton-manning/sT9wGiXzvanBbH2sLW8xqN/story.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 11, 2016, 03:52:49 PM
I was so amazed that the Lions hired Quinn.

I was convinced they would hire someone in Allen Park.

I was ready to dump my season tickets in protest.

Now I guess I have no excuse but to keep buying them for a few more years....

I think Martha may be smarter than her husband was.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 11, 2016, 04:00:14 PM
I think you are right about Martha...Although I hear it's the older daughter that thinks her dad and brother have been doing a lousy job and she with her mother are going to fix things.  They'll have to get Goodells approval first
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 11, 2016, 06:36:54 PM
Sure isn't a lot of chatter and media about College championship game tonight. I think the NCAA and the networks got to greedy with all these playoff games.  People lost interest. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2016, 08:18:47 PM
Probably cause everyone knows the hand picked team is going to slaughter Clemson... 

They manipulated the polls and games all year so this would happen to appease SEC fans who were left out crying last year...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 12, 2016, 12:43:39 PM
Probably cause everyone knows the hand picked team is going to slaughter Clemson... 

They manipulated the polls and games all year so this would happen to appease SEC fans who were left out crying last year...

Probably because the games in Wildcard Weekend were more interesting and important.....?

Why would I care who wins a game with Alabama and Clemson?  I really don't.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 12, 2016, 01:11:01 PM
I'm just a fan of the game, more college that professional though.  I thought it was a good game, and was fun to watch for the first 3 quarters.  Looked to me that Bama was the better conditioned of their front fours.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 12, 2016, 04:49:53 PM
I see Harbaugh will be at the State of the Union Address tonight...   

Then a 12:01am start on Thursday for the Top K recurit...   he's going to spend the day with that recruit and attend classes with him as well. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 15, 2016, 07:55:18 PM
I am glad to see that Quinn is not afraid to clean the house at Allen Park!

More to come I hope!

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/01/report_gm_bob_quinn_fires_lion.html#incart_river_home_pop (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/01/report_gm_bob_quinn_fires_lion.html#incart_river_home_pop)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 17, 2016, 10:23:50 AM
The AZ GB game has been fun.
Can't believe Rodgers did another hail mary with success... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 17, 2016, 12:32:36 PM
Can't believe Rodgers did another hail mary with success...

I can't believe they left Fitzgerald uncovered and let him trot on down the field like that.

Go Cardinals!

I couldn't have handled GB hosting the NFC Championship Game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 17, 2016, 02:06:00 PM
Nice to see the players that all didn't play during my critical "Fantasy" playoff are playing to the levels I expected...   

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 17, 2016, 09:15:01 PM
Nice to see the Seahawks GONE from the Playoffs.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 18, 2016, 10:07:45 AM
I'm sure the USC faithful were rooting for Carroll
Title: Report: Lloyd Carr to join College Football Playoff committee
Post by: BigRedDog on January 21, 2016, 07:04:48 AM
http://saturdaytradition.com/michigan-football/carr-cfp-report/ (http://saturdaytradition.com/michigan-football/carr-cfp-report/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 21, 2016, 01:24:05 PM
[url]http://saturdaytradition.com/michigan-football/carr-cfp-report/[/url] ([url]http://saturdaytradition.com/michigan-football/carr-cfp-report/[/url])


And a great communicator -
will have the time needed as well...  good choice
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 21, 2016, 02:03:44 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14619202/seat-license-holders-sue-los-angeles-rams-access-la-seats (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14619202/seat-license-holders-sue-los-angeles-rams-access-la-seats)

Interesting tact...  those silly "SEAT LICENSES" that owners extorted out seeking more money, may come back to bite them for a few years...

The fans that own the licenses may be the ones able to sell them at the new facility...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on January 21, 2016, 04:47:01 PM
And a great communicator -
will have the time needed as well...  good choice

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZRPi0yWEAA178-.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 22, 2016, 08:25:18 AM
Sheridan Ohio  Basketball team fans created a distraction for the free throw shooter of the other team that worked to perfection...   

Sheridan Student Section "In-Game Birth" Free Throw Distraction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wckZNnC8zkc#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 25, 2016, 10:31:30 PM
Anyone notice the great improvement in Peyton Manning -    yet no one wants to address the elephant in the room...  that Al-Jazerra report of the PED's getting delivered to his house...

What a great recovery his body has made!   
   
<Crickets chirping in the commish's office - while he awaits persecuting Brady again for air in footballs>
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on January 26, 2016, 06:30:48 AM
Anyone notice the great improvement in Peyton Manning -    yet no one wants to address the elephant in the room...  that Al-Jazerra report of the PED's getting delivered to his house...

What a great recovery his body has made!   
   
<Crickets chirping in the commish's office - while he awaits persecuting Brady again for air in footballs>


(http://movies.mxdwn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/CHEMIST.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 26, 2016, 08:26:47 AM
Seems like last years Hype of air in footballs got the attention

Curious why the NFL is mum so far

Performance enhancing drugs have great healing/restorative effects
 -   thus why many Athletes in the past have gone down that path...

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on January 26, 2016, 07:34:43 PM
It was nice the Wings and Pistons both won on the road last night.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 26, 2016, 08:25:20 PM
If you are a Michigan football season ticket holder don't forget your seat license is due by the end of Jan
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 27, 2016, 08:57:33 AM
NFL says it began ‘comprehensive’ investigation of Peyton Manning-HGH claims ‘weeks ago’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/01/26/nfl-says-it-began-comprehensive-investigation-of-peyton-manning-hgh-claims-weeks-ago/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/01/26/nfl-says-it-began-comprehensive-investigation-of-peyton-manning-hgh-claims-weeks-ago/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 27, 2016, 03:32:24 PM
If you are a Michigan football season ticket holder don't forget your seat license is due by the end of Jan

Paid a long time ago.....

Can't wait to get the #1 Recruiting class all tied up.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on January 27, 2016, 03:50:02 PM
Paid a long time ago.....

Can't wait to get the #1 Recruiting class all tied up.

And this fall you can get that #3 spot in the B1G East division nailed down again!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on January 27, 2016, 03:52:08 PM
I love you like a brother MonroeNative, but you WalMart Wolverines need to chill!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2016, 07:31:38 AM
I love you like a brother MonroeNative, but you WalMart Wolverines need to chill!

Fry,

I graduated from U of M.

I have a genuine degree hanging on the wall to prove it.

I'm a member of the Alumni Association and everything.

Did you graduate from College?

A Wal-Mart Wolverine is a fan that didn't go to the College.  Hence - I am not a Wal-Mart Wolverine.

Thanks for playing though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on January 28, 2016, 08:52:39 AM
Fry,

I graduated from U of M.

I have a genuine degree hanging on the wall to prove it.

I'm a member of the Alumni Association and everything.

Did you graduate from College?

A Wal-Mart Wolverine is a fan that didn't go to the College.  Hence - I am not a Wal-Mart Wolverine.

Thanks for playing though.

Why are you calling me Fry?  So you went to UM Dearborn? And yes I did graduate from college. A college [one of the two] that has beaten the team you root for 7 out of the last 8 years! Enjoy winning that recruiting season and I'll enjoy watching you with your head down walking out of our stadium again this fall!

But don't worry I still love you because your my republican bro!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 28, 2016, 09:56:37 AM
LOL   Fry is so coy about his alter ego...  the nice friendly guy - no homosexual innuendo's

Problem is they both pretend to be something they aren't... and there's the tell

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2016, 12:25:41 PM
Why are you calling me Fry?  So you went to UM Dearborn? And yes I did graduate from college. A college [one of the two] that has beaten the team you root for 7 out of the last 8 years! Enjoy winning that recruiting season and I'll enjoy watching you with your head down walking out of our stadium again this fall!

But don't worry I still love you because your my republican bro!

Fry,

You didn't do any of that stuff.

You tipped your hand far too often.

Quit pretending.

You work at Micky D's.  You are an Ex-Con.  You live in the beach.

Be proud of it.  Embrace it.  Live it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2016, 12:26:30 PM
The troll will go away if you don't feed them.

This Troll has a name.

That name is Frenchfry.

Frenchfry also has a name - and we know that too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on January 28, 2016, 01:18:42 PM
The troll will go away if you don't feed them.

Stop talking bad about my buddy MonroeNative!  He has 17000 posts so I don't see him going away any time soon so there!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on January 28, 2016, 01:21:47 PM
And why are we talking about Frenchfry?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: T-M-T on January 28, 2016, 03:15:09 PM
Sorry, but I don’t think TPP is FF.  Look and see how many posts FF has made in the Sports subjects.  I don’t look in on the forum every day, but I can’t remember one ever.  If TPP is FF, he’s gone to pretty great lengths to antagonize a few people on the forum. I’d bet TPP isn’t FF, but whoever it is doing a pretty good job of baiting a few of you. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 28, 2016, 03:45:05 PM
LOL......a Scubby Doo mystery.  Those damned pesky kids.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2016, 05:56:40 PM
Sorry, but I don’t think TPP is FF.  Look and see how many posts FF has made in the Sports subjects.  I don’t look in on the forum every day, but I can’t remember one ever.  If TPP is FF, he’s gone to pretty great lengths to antagonize a few people on the forum. I’d bet TPP isn’t FF, but whoever it is doing a pretty good job of baiting a few of you.

It is Frenchfry.

He tipped his hand.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 28, 2016, 07:58:46 PM
If I got antagonized by anyone on this forum, I'd have to be a lot thinner skinned than I am..  I get on here, make some comments and go elsewhere.  no biggie.  I can agitate or not agitate, depending on my mood....  and I really don't dislike Fry, I just think he's am a'hole and a looser.

What transpires here means little to me.  It's all fun and games.

.................

I'm thinking if the economy takes a dump, at least we have professional sports to watch (so long as the electric bill is paid..........
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 28, 2016, 08:09:34 PM
If I got antagonized by anyone on this forum, I'd have to be a lot thinner skinned than I am..  I get on here, make some comments and go elsewhere.  no biggie.  I can agitate or not agitate, depending on my mood....  and I really don't dislike Fry, I just think he's am a'hole and a looser.

What transpires here means little to me.  It's all fun and games.

.................

I'm thinking if the economy takes a dump, at least we have professional sports to watch (so long as the electric bill is paid..........

I totally agree!

I kind of like old Ash, I mean Toilet Paper Patriot, I mean Frenchfry, I mean Bagger S.

I'm not sure the feeling is mutual though - not with some of the shite he has tried pulling - and you know what I mean.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 31, 2016, 08:00:08 PM
Nice to see Tom Brady and Derk Jeter joining Harbaugh for National Signing day...

The others on the list are not slouches either!

previously announced major guests including wrestler Rick Flair, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, former NFL coach Mike Shanahan, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, singer Josh Gracin, former college coach Lou Holtz, rapper Migos, former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and former U-M players Jon Jansen, Desmond Howard and Denard Robinson.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/01/31/michigan-wolverines-derek-jeter-tom-brady-signing-day/79609594/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/01/31/michigan-wolverines-derek-jeter-tom-brady-signing-day/79609594/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 31, 2016, 08:04:29 PM
Did you get your invitation Prof?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 31, 2016, 08:24:17 PM
Globetrotter 90 anniversary spl on ESPN2HD. Same stuff. Still funny
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 31, 2016, 08:38:57 PM
Did you get your invitation Prof?
Had to turn them down - I'll be in Florida for this years festivities...   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 01, 2016, 11:05:53 AM
Had to turn them down - I'll be in Florida for this years festivities...

LOL!  I'll be in Mississippi.

Sounds like fun though.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 01, 2016, 01:16:36 PM
Nice to see Tom Brady and Derk Jeter joining Harbaugh for National Signing day...

The others on the list are not slouches either!

previously announced major guests including wrestler Rick Flair, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, former NFL coach Mike Shanahan, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, singer Josh Gracin, former college coach Lou Holtz, rapper Migos, former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and former U-M players Jon Jansen, Desmond Howard and Denard Robinson.

[url]http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/01/31/michigan-wolverines-derek-jeter-tom-brady-signing-day/79609594/[/url] ([url]http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/01/31/michigan-wolverines-derek-jeter-tom-brady-signing-day/79609594/[/url])


I would enjoy hearing Lou Holtz...   great motivational speaker
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 01, 2016, 01:25:11 PM
He is actually a hell of a motivational speaker.......saw him several years ago and was super impressed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: T-M-T on February 01, 2016, 03:07:44 PM
Now I have this picture in my head now of Lou walking into the room:

"Hi Fuzsh!  You schon of a bisch!"
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 01, 2016, 03:10:53 PM
LOL......I was sitting close enough to see that if any closer I would have needed a "splash" shield.  He has an uncanny intellect and speaking mannerisms to hold your attention. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 03, 2016, 07:20:22 PM
It's Great....  To be....  a Michigan Wolverine......

 ;D

Man I was entertained today listening to the whining from the Mississippi State fans.

The Ole Miss fans were pretty quiet and content all day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: ckirish on February 03, 2016, 07:57:09 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michigan-s-jim-harbaugh-showing-his-true-colors-and-they-re-ugly-20160121-column.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michigan-s-jim-harbaugh-showing-his-true-colors-and-they-re-ugly-20160121-column.html)

I'm glad Swenson got a scholarship, after getting the shaft from Harbaugh 2 weeks before signing day. Harbaugh pulled the same crap while he was at Stanford. Harbaugh can go undefeated for the next decade and he will still be a loser.Congrats M you have sunk to the level of the SEC.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on February 03, 2016, 08:10:07 PM
It's Great....  To be....  a Michigan Wolverine......

What exactly did you win today?  Hoke had a better first season than  Harbaugh and followed it with a top ten recruiting class remember? Also without the sleazy recruiting tactics and the circus. When you beat MSU or OSU maybe you can brag but that may be a few years away if ever.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 03, 2016, 09:52:06 PM
[url]http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michigan-s-jim-harbaugh-showing-his-true-colors-and-they-re-ugly-20160121-column.html[/url] ([url]http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michigan-s-jim-harbaugh-showing-his-true-colors-and-they-re-ugly-20160121-column.html[/url])

I'm glad Swenson got a scholarship, after getting the shaft from Harbaugh 2 weeks before signing day. Harbaugh pulled the same crap while he was at Stanford. Harbaugh can go undefeated for the next decade and he will still be a loser.Congrats M you have sunk to the level of the SEC.

While he won't admonish players in public - sources have said the scholarship was revoked for grades and other issues...   but hey unless it's made public he has to take the heat.

No problems here with his work ethics - or standards. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 03, 2016, 10:23:31 PM
What exactly did you win today?  Hoke had a better first season than  Harbaugh and followed it with a top ten recruiting class remember? Also without the sleazy recruiting tactics and the circus. When you beat MSU or OSU maybe you can brag but that may be a few years away if ever.

Whatever Fry.

Sleazy recruiting tactics?

I guess you know all about sleaze.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 03, 2016, 10:24:42 PM
[url]http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michigan-s-jim-harbaugh-showing-his-true-colors-and-they-re-ugly-20160121-column.html[/url] ([url]http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-michigan-s-jim-harbaugh-showing-his-true-colors-and-they-re-ugly-20160121-column.html[/url])

I'm glad Swenson got a scholarship, after getting the shaft from Harbaugh 2 weeks before signing day. Harbaugh pulled the same crap while he was at Stanford. Harbaugh can go undefeated for the next decade and he will still be a loser.Congrats M you have sunk to the level of the SEC.


LOL!

Your statement just shows that you know NOTHING about how the SEC operate.

We have a long way to go if we want to get to the Bama level.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on February 04, 2016, 01:09:11 PM

We have a long way to go if we want to get to the Bama level.

For sure! Losing to your two biggest rivals year after year isn't the way to get there. But you finishied second in the conference in recruiting yipeee!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 04, 2016, 01:25:06 PM
For sure! Losing to your two biggest rivals year after year isn't the way to get there. But you finishied second in the conference in recruiting yipeee!!

Way to change the subject Fry.

You know what?  I think you must have some lead in your pipes.

Have you tested lately?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2016, 06:56:39 PM
Did Professor H build this 'hole in one' robot?

First robot in history to ace No. 16 at Waste Management (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVURQdFILk#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 07, 2016, 07:57:19 PM
Watching the Super Bowl pregame and all the former MVPs being introduced...

There was a lot of talent standing in that small group!

Got me to wondering how a team from 50 years ago would compare to the current teams (note:  the Lions don't count :( :( :( ) :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 07, 2016, 08:07:58 PM
So far Manning is looking way sharper than Newton!


Watching some of the 'stress level' on some  of those coaches on the sidelines...

I'm surprised there aren't more heart attacks in some of these games!
Title: 50 reasons the Lions haven't made the Super Bowl yet
Post by: BigRedDog on February 07, 2016, 08:43:31 PM
Some interesting thoughts...

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/02/06/detroit-lions-super-bowl-50-reasons/79956146/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/02/06/detroit-lions-super-bowl-50-reasons/79956146/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 07, 2016, 10:30:04 PM
Peyton was an idiot for not retiring on the spot.

I guess he wants to stay in the limelight longer.

If he tries to play next year he is a total idiot.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 07, 2016, 10:45:19 PM
I can't imagine why he would want to play anymore with the injuries he's had. And especially with the problems a lot of retired guys are living with. Same with Brady. Give it up
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 08, 2016, 06:18:50 AM
They're just talking on ABC13 about the coin toss to start the game last night...

Over 49 years there had been 25 'heads' and 24 'tails'...   

last night it was tails so after 50 games the coin toss is '50-50'!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 08, 2016, 11:15:14 AM
I can't imagine why he would want to play anymore with the injuries he's had. And especially with the problems a lot of retired guys are living with. Same with Brady. Give it up

I'm wondering if Peyton is taking his time so he can re-sign with the Colts - and retire a Colt.

That would be a classy move on his part.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 09, 2016, 11:44:19 AM
Did Professor H build this 'hole in one' robot?


They did copy my swing I'm told...   :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 09, 2016, 11:47:34 AM
Cam newton - showed he has no class...   
wants to showboat while winning - then pout and cry as a loser.

Tom Brady will seek out the other team and congratulate the other members after a loss - Cam just pouted

Wonder if they will make him participate in fumble drills this spring?
That sissy move of looking scared and not diving on the football will be his legacy until he erases it...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 09, 2016, 12:45:52 PM
Cam newton - showed he has no class...   
wants to showboat while winning - then pout and cry as a loser.

Tom Brady will seek out the other team and congratulate the other members after a loss - Cam just pouted

Wonder if they will make him participate in fumble drills this spring?
That sissy move of looking scared and not diving on the football will be his legacy until he erases it...

I can understand he had a rough night - but pretend to have sportsmanship - then go and lose your mind in private.

Now you have that baggage for the next how many years?
Title: Feds Finally Take Action on Crumb Rubber Turf
Post by: BigRedDog on February 13, 2016, 08:18:02 AM
I've wondered about this for years...

if you've even burned a tire (or watched them burn on a vehicle that's on fire) you know there is some nasty stuff in them!

Just because they've ground it up and taken out the steel belts doesn't mean they've 'cleansed' the raw material.

Maybe we should put our collective genius together and figure out a spray treatment to seal the crumb rubber.  We could go around the country spraying down the fields...

maybe even volunteer to give a 'just before gametime' spraydown at the big major college and pro games...

stay on the field during games so we can do a quick 'halftime' touchup 8) 8) 8)

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/artificial-turf-debate/feds-finally-take-action-crumb-rubber-turf-n517726 (http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/artificial-turf-debate/feds-finally-take-action-crumb-rubber-turf-n517726)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 14, 2016, 10:13:03 AM
I've wondered about this for years...

if you've even burned a tire (or watched them burn on a vehicle that's on fire) you know there is some nasty stuff in them!

Just because they've ground it up and taken out the steel belts doesn't mean they've 'cleansed' the raw material.

Maybe we should put our collective genius together and figure out a spray treatment to seal the crumb rubber.  We could go around the country spraying down the fields...

maybe even volunteer to give a 'just before gametime' spraydown at the big major college and pro games...

stay on the field during games so we can do a quick 'halftime' touchup 8) 8) 8)

[url]http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/artificial-turf-debate/feds-finally-take-action-crumb-rubber-turf-n517726[/url] ([url]http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/artificial-turf-debate/feds-finally-take-action-crumb-rubber-turf-n517726[/url])

I guess another novel answer to this

Go back to playing on dirt/grass... and weather permitting Mud!

So many injuries have been caused by artifical turf and now this hidden hazard
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 14, 2016, 05:17:23 PM
It was harder to get the big speed up on grass with unsure footing and mud that you can on field turf.

Just my opinion.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 14, 2016, 05:21:21 PM
It was harder to get the big speed up on grass with unsure footing and mud that you can on field turf.

Just my opinion.
Yep and why all the schools needing "wins" eventually switched...   

Games would likely slow down a bit - less injuries to follow... but the product from the 70's wasn't that horrible to watch.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 14, 2016, 08:01:20 PM
What surprises me is there are still PRO teams that haven't made the switch, and their fields look terrible at the end of the year.

It seems like one or two a year make the switch, so probably in a few years they will all be gone.

Heck - even the "rich" High Schools are on field turf now.

I remember the joy of the indoor / outdoor carpet over concrete at the Silverdome  with no padding.

Talk about a "fast" surface.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 20, 2016, 09:02:12 PM
Spring Football on Friday Night - April Fools Day.....

Really?

Is that a joke?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 20, 2016, 09:35:58 PM
Makes a great way to wrap up Hash Bash.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 20, 2016, 09:43:20 PM
Makes a great way to wrap up Hash Bash.


If they had the game on Saturday......  around 3 or 4 it would be a great way to wrap up Hash Bash - since Hash Bash is at High Noon on the Diag.....

(http://fineartamerica.com/images-simple-print/images-medium-5/a2-hash-bash-art-lance-graves.jpg)

(http://www.hashbash.com/images/hash-bash-t-shirt-back.png)

I guess it can KICK OFF Hash Bash.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 20, 2016, 10:44:29 PM
Darn ... I'll miss this year   but if you do go   a L size T-shirt for me - I'll pay you when I get back...  I'll be at the Masters Tournament in Augusta that week.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 21, 2016, 09:51:58 AM
For the Spring Game, Hash Bash, or both?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 21, 2016, 10:03:07 AM
I think "both" on one shirt would be a collectors classic.  "I saw the 2016 Spring game at night with squinted eyes after the bash"
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 21, 2016, 11:16:53 AM
For the Spring Game, Hash Bash, or both?

 ;D
Hey if you can get both - I'm in! 

need something to replace this one that's getting worn out
(it's on a t-shirt but easier to read here)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6d/4b/58/6d4b582789a66fd15c241bfa6e9fe12f.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 27, 2016, 07:38:59 AM
I never understood Soccer and now just laugh as ESPN is putting a whole segement on the "ELECTION"

they just voted in a president ---  FIFA

(isn't this the same organization that just went through corruption)

A Bunch of pre-school kids kicking soccer balls around is about the most interest I've seen in my travels...   But then again we have Baseball, Football and Hockey which those other countries don't...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2016, 08:29:59 AM
One of the events on our Florida visit 'to do' list is a trip up to Lakeland to take in a Tiger's game... 

looks like things will be making some major changes there after spring training is over this season!

Might even see Kate Upton keeping an eye on Verlander while we're there 8) 8) 8)

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2016/02/25/tigers-unveil-plans-upgrade-tigertown/80958094/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2016/02/25/tigers-unveil-plans-upgrade-tigertown/80958094/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 28, 2016, 09:14:58 AM
Both Uptons will make Verlander much better this year I hope!

Kate Upton
Justin Upton
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2016, 09:31:18 AM
Both Uptons will make Verlander much better this year I hope!

Kate Upton
Justin Upton


Yes...

but I enjoy watching Kate soooooooooooooooooooooo much more 8) 8) 8)

Maybe Justin will have a new license plate by the time we get there.  I wonder what his new truck is?

http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/mlb/tigers/florida-man-steals-verlanders-paper-license-plate-tag-off-his-truck-as-part-of-crime-spree (http://www.clickondetroit.com/sports/mlb/tigers/florida-man-steals-verlanders-paper-license-plate-tag-off-his-truck-as-part-of-crime-spree)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 28, 2016, 08:03:14 PM
It's about as far from Lake City to where we are as it is to Bradenton...

definitely would have gone to see this if we were there this week!

http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/617743 (http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/617743)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 28, 2016, 10:05:10 PM
It's about as far from Lake City to where we are as it is to Bradenton...

definitely would have gone to see this if we were there this week!

[url]http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/617743[/url] ([url]http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/617743[/url])

Just living the dream ...    Nice to see!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 01, 2016, 04:27:32 PM
The best Mulligan ever!

Interesting to read how close he came to dying on the course during a professional round he just qualified to earn money in...   and how Paramedics saved his life by interpreting the EKG and taking him to the hospital.

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/bohn-suffers-mild-heart-attack-honda-classic/ (http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/bohn-suffers-mild-heart-attack-honda-classic/)

http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/14872504/jason-bohn-thinks-got-one-hell-mulligan (http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/14872504/jason-bohn-thinks-got-one-hell-mulligan)
Title: Jim Harbaugh fires back at Tennessee's Butch Jones
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2016, 10:04:07 AM
http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/03/jim_harbaugh_fires_back_at_ten.html#incart_river_home_pop (http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/03/jim_harbaugh_fires_back_at_ten.html#incart_river_home_pop)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 04, 2016, 11:13:32 AM
Love to see the SEC coaches get rattled and off their game...   

Of course they never travel north of Tennessee - so they wouldn't know how to play up "North"
Title: Peyton Manning makes call to retire after 18-year career
Post by: BigRedDog on March 06, 2016, 10:51:34 AM
No real surprise but at least now it's official!

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14913587/peyton-manning-announce-retirement-monday (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14913587/peyton-manning-announce-retirement-monday)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 06, 2016, 12:03:13 PM
And what do you think Calvin is up to?   He either wants to play or he doesn't.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 06, 2016, 12:15:46 PM
No real surprise but at least now it's official!

[url]http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14913587/peyton-manning-announce-retirement-monday[/url] ([url]http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14913587/peyton-manning-announce-retirement-monday[/url])

Well it's not official until he comes out for the press in his Budweiser gear eating a Poppa Johns pizza -    and tells the audience he's going to Disneyworld   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 06, 2016, 06:07:53 PM
And what do you think Calvin is up to?   He either wants to play or he doesn't.

I have to think if the doesn't announce before free agency starts - he is playing.

He wouldn't Barry us - would he?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 06, 2016, 08:52:55 PM
Well it's not official until he comes out for the press in his Budweiser gear eating a Poppa Johns pizza -    and tells the audience he's going to Disneyworld   ;D


Peyton Manning‘s branding power was expected to take a hit after the recent allegations that he “teabagged” a Tennessee Volunteers female trainer while being attended to in the locker room during his college football days.
http://www.totalprosports.com/2016/02/16/peyton-manning-chamomile-tea-bags-picture/    embedded in case my troll is reading...

It appears that only lead to more sponsors!

(http://dailysnark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/lipton-500x500.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 08, 2016, 11:58:02 AM
I guess you'd have to be living under a rock with all the social media today to not know that Calvin Johnson made it official today that he is retiring.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 08, 2016, 12:45:27 PM
It was nice of him to make it official before Free Agency opened.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 10, 2016, 10:29:25 AM
I'm thinking Denver might not make the playoff's next year... 

Too many key pieces gone from the D and no QB...

I think the Benching of Osweiler was the main reason for him going to Texas - he bid his time and Benched Denver when it was his turn...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 10, 2016, 11:04:49 AM
What QB would want to play in the aftermath/shadow of Manning's retirement?  Only Brady comes to mind that could live up to the expectations.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 10, 2016, 12:04:09 PM
What QB would want to play in the aftermath/shadow of Manning's retirement?  Only Brady comes to mind that could live up to the expectations.
He only played for 3 years in Denver I believe... so its not like anyone is following a career leader for them... 

Osweiler was the heir apparent until they threw him under the bus after Manning's (Drug enhanced) miracle recovery...

They took a gamble on him - and meanwhile found a Defense (those are what win championships)   Now they are hoping they can take a gamble on another QB that is cut from another team... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 10, 2016, 12:49:21 PM
I wonder what they would give us for Stafford?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 10, 2016, 07:14:04 PM
They wouldn't give Osweiler anything - why would they pay more for Stafford?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 10, 2016, 07:41:47 PM
Denver proved what Seattle did a couple years ago. You only need an avg QB to win if you have a great defense.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 12, 2016, 11:00:57 PM
Stafford is a little better than average.....

An average QB in the NFL is awful.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 18, 2016, 09:43:22 PM
Sparty laid an egg today - Easter isn't for another week  ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 19, 2016, 12:13:50 PM
Go Blue (Raiders)!

Poor Sparty!

They just aren't any good at Playoffs anymore!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 19, 2016, 08:19:19 PM
1 B1G Championship Down.

1 To Go.

Lets go Hockey!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 19, 2016, 10:26:29 PM
It's Good....  To Be....  A Michigan Wolverine!

2 Big 10 Championships in 1 Day!

Our new AD is having a pretty good first week on the job!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 07, 2016, 06:27:30 AM
Wore my Michigan shirt to the Masters...  lots of people happy with the New "Michigan"

Ran into John Daly - he loves Harbaugh
Lots of "go blue's"...  (they guy I was with was from Clemson - he got just a few more "go Tigers")
a few sad San Fransisco fans wished us luck as they were still talking about how he got away... 

Then-
It was as if some magical presence was at the par 3 contest --- 
 soon as we walked over people started getting hole in ones all over the place
;D
(I believe there was a record 9)

We watched 3 of them and just missed the 80 year old Gary Player's!   
Was cool to see him Tom Watson and Jack Nicholas playing together.

============================================================================
The Masters Par 3 Contest produced a record nine holes-in-one on Wednesday, smashing the old record of five. For a recap of all of the action, scroll through the live blog from this afternoon below.

But here are the three coolest moments from Wednesday's action.

1. Gary Player records hole-in-one at age 80: Player set a new record for the oldest player to record a hole-in-one in the Par 3 Contest and now has the most aces in the event's history (4). Not too shabby.

2. Jimmy Walker sets record with an 8-under 19: The lowest score in the event's history, and Walker had an ace of his own on No. 2.

3. Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler go back-to-back on No. 4: Back-to-back aces! Something few have probably ever seen before, and the shots caused the whole group, including Jordan Spieth, to lose it.

http://www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/25544154/masters-par-3-contest-2016-live-blog-results-how-to-watch-live-stream (http://www.cbssports.com/golf/eye-on-golf/25544154/masters-par-3-contest-2016-live-blog-results-how-to-watch-live-stream)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on April 07, 2016, 11:04:37 AM
Good for you Prof......it has always been a strong desire of mine to do what you are doing now.

So cool!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 07, 2016, 06:53:58 PM
Do it while you can walk the course - it's pretty, but it's also pretty hilly!   TV can't show the elevation changes.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on April 07, 2016, 07:24:26 PM
Prof. Is the field across the road from course full of private aircraft?
The year I was there I couldn't believe how many planes were there
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 07, 2016, 10:39:08 PM
Prof. Is the field across the road from course full of private aircraft?
The year I was there I couldn't believe how many planes were there
Didn't see that side - we came in from the other direction I guess...   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 08, 2016, 12:17:40 PM
Can the Wings beat the Rangers?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 09, 2016, 01:24:55 PM
Can the Wings beat the Rangers?
Good thing I have some popcorn...  if only I can stay awake after a long weeks vacation :)

and I loved the 4:00am greeting of the snow storm in Ohio - Deleware Oh to Monroe seemed to take forever.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 09, 2016, 09:48:06 PM
That was a big NO for the Wings.

Thanks to our Canadian neighbors for the help.

Looks like ESPN is showing Sparty no love.

I still don't understand how Michigan is favored in the B1G.

I would say the Spartans and Ohio State until someone beats them.

Quote
11. Michigan 10-2.4

17. Ohio State 8.8-3.6

25. Nebraska 8.9-3.5

31. Wisconsin 7.5-4.8

34. Michigan State 7.4-4.7

35. Penn State 7.7-4.5

38. Iowa 7.7-4.5

52. Northwestern 5.7-6.3

62. Indiana 5.4-6.6

65. Minnesota 6.0-6.0

66. Purdue 5.6-6.4

73. Illinois 4.4-7.6

74. Maryland 5.3-6.7

75. Rutgers 4.8-7.2


http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2016/04/michigan_state_football_34th_i.html#incart_river_home_pop (http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2016/04/michigan_state_football_34th_i.html#incart_river_home_pop)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 10, 2016, 12:49:36 PM
With the consideration between them - Coaching/staff/talent -   I'd say the deciding factor is QB...

Looks like Sparty took a page out of the SEC ...  Schedule a cupcake  (Furman) then a bye week  then play Notre Dame

Should have a QB picked by then with a little experience
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 10, 2016, 01:52:47 PM
I would think the QB that won against OSU would be the pick?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on April 10, 2016, 08:07:33 PM
I have tickets for tonight's Tigers game.

Glad they postponed it. BRRR
Title: 16 years ago today, Bill Belichick turned 48 - and celebrated his birthday by...
Post by: BigRedDog on April 16, 2016, 11:07:39 AM
Oh how time flies ;D ;D ;D

Quote
16 years ago today, Bill Belichick turned 48 - and celebrated his birthday by making best draft pick in NFL history:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgKPeVGWsAAhiUt.jpg)

From Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/721296641773449216
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 02, 2016, 09:14:56 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/04/28/michigan-football-partnering-with-sec-school-georgia-satellite-camp/83679538/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/04/28/michigan-football-partnering-with-sec-school-georgia-satellite-camp/83679538/)

Interesting that one SEC school has seen the power of Harbaugh and wants to learn :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on May 02, 2016, 08:33:43 PM
[url]http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/04/28/michigan-football-partnering-with-sec-school-georgia-satellite-camp/83679538/[/url] ([url]http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/04/28/michigan-football-partnering-with-sec-school-georgia-satellite-camp/83679538/[/url])

Interesting that one SEC school has seen the power of Harbaugh and wants to learn :)


Just saw something on Twitter about Dantonio commenting on the pluses of the camps.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 02, 2016, 09:14:00 PM
Dantanio made a name for himself while Michigsn was floundering with Rich Rod and Hoke.  His days in the sun are over..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on May 02, 2016, 09:18:39 PM
Just saw on Twitter that Justin Verlander is engaged to marry Kate Upton...

hopefully he can focus on baseball now ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 03, 2016, 08:58:28 AM
ESPN didn't pick Spartans for any of the Prime Time games....     They must figure since Connor Cook is gone so is Sparty?   
No one was clamoring for him in the NFL..   but that doesn't mean anything until game day (remember where Brady went in that draft)

Didn't anyone tell Verlander what happens after you get married ;)
( guess that means he will have lots of time to focus on his baseball)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 03, 2016, 09:32:18 AM
Congratulations Kate and JV
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on May 03, 2016, 09:46:11 AM
Congratulations Kate and JV


I can only guess what JV is focused on!!!

(http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/201642/rs_1024x759-160502155618-1024-kate-upton-engagement-ring.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on May 16, 2016, 08:18:42 AM
Our oldest daughter played softball in high school and college (Owens CC)...

I've watched a lot of softball and never ever seen a play like this.

By rules the runner can't go outside the the baseline to avoid a tag...

and she obviously stayed within the baseline ;) ;) ;)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15543755 (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15543755)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 16, 2016, 10:24:51 PM
Had a visit to an SEC school's golf course (of course)...   was probably funded by their basketball revenues.   Nice practice facility with heated driving range and two nice courses.
University of Kentucky...  SEC  Basketball perennial power
 
Only thing that was bad about it was the cold rainy weather  that turned into cold windy weather...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 19, 2016, 09:50:21 AM
Alabama had two players arrested with drugs and stolen guns... 
1 misdemeanor  and 2 Felonies

Question:
Is that a one game or two game suspension?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on May 19, 2016, 10:09:55 AM
Is it time for the Lions to field cheerleaders?

Doesn't sound like Martha is opposed!!!

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/18/detroit-lions-cheerleaders/84566792/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/18/detroit-lions-cheerleaders/84566792/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 19, 2016, 10:34:51 AM
Is it time for the Lions to field cheerleaders?

Doesn't sound like Martha is opposed!!!

[url]http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/18/detroit-lions-cheerleaders/84566792/[/url] ([url]http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/05/18/detroit-lions-cheerleaders/84566792/[/url])


I say we put Fuzz in charge of the selection committee
Why waste years of research  ;D

Replacements Cheerleaders ~ Best Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrQKMe1rMM#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 19, 2016, 03:23:49 PM
Gladly accept!

I will keep it local by holding tryouts at Alcatraz and one of those hotels along Telegraph just north of the state line.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 19, 2016, 05:43:51 PM
Gladly accept!

I will keep it local by holding tryouts at Alcatraz and one of those hotels along Telegraph just north of the state line.

Not 8 Mile?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 19, 2016, 08:55:55 PM
Gladly accept!

I will keep it local by holding tryouts at Alcatraz and one of those hotels along Telegraph just north of the state line.
I did some scouting in KY in case you are willing to have that southern drawl enter into the conversation ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 26, 2016, 09:18:23 AM
http://www.mlive.com/golf/index.ssf/2016/05/40_must-play_michigan_golf_cou.html#0 (http://www.mlive.com/golf/index.ssf/2016/05/40_must-play_michigan_golf_cou.html#0)

I've played 12 of them...  Guess I have more work to do!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 28, 2016, 10:03:34 AM
I did some scouting in KY in case you are willing to have that southern drawl enter into the conversation ;)

A southern drawl out of a little bell results in my belt buckle hitting the floor...........damn they can bat their eyes to0 with that sweet little drawl. Charming to the point of being hot!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2016, 08:36:34 PM
My trip to MS in a few weeks is going to be interesting with the Ole MS football program starting to meltdown under their NCAA violations that are starting to come home.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 28, 2016, 08:40:47 PM
Well when you want to compete with the best in the SEC you have to do what they do.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 28, 2016, 08:48:33 PM
Maybe Ole Miss hasn't done as good of a job of separating the duffle bags full of money from the school staff as the other SEC schools....

I know my MS State fans aren't amused by it all - mainly because their alum can't put enough money in the duffle bags to get the 4 and 5 star players - even from their own backyard.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 28, 2016, 10:52:12 PM
And it appears they wrote a check from the athletic department for one of the infractions - how dumb can they be to leave a paper trail!

Must not have taken a page from the Clinton playbook - destroy, delete, deny  ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on May 29, 2016, 08:48:08 AM
I'm sure the check was to cover consulting services, or brownies they bought at a bake sale?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 29, 2016, 09:46:45 AM
Sorry to hear of a death - but it appears it saved his girlfriend from being assaulted (which the media won't say - or hasn't put two and two together)

His friends talk of his anger issues - and then he kicks in two doors of a strangers apartment - cause he was either intoxicated or that angry he couldn't see?   His agent says he was going to confront his girlfriend who lived in the same complex

He picked the wrong place to go crazy - and paid the price for it.
Hopefully the person who's apartment was invaded can live in peace

http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/bryce-dejean-jones-death-dies-shot-pelicans-player-nba-brice-new-orleans-report-052816 (http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/bryce-dejean-jones-death-dies-shot-pelicans-player-nba-brice-new-orleans-report-052816)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/28/us/nba-player-fatally-shot/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/28/us/nba-player-fatally-shot/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 02, 2016, 10:38:36 PM
More problems in Mississippi State. Big defensive lineman listed as best freshman on the team video taped beating up woman.  Charges basically dropped and he can't play first game against a cupcake opponent.  School officials say that was uncharacteristic of him.  I say bullcrap.. Most guys don't go around beating up women.  He belongs in jail.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 03, 2016, 08:01:49 AM
These "football" first schools of the SEC and Big 12 will be learning soon that Title 9 and the Federal Government will give the abused women a greater voice...   
Just ask Baylor how it worked for them to sweep it under the rug... 

the days of football thugs beating women should be over...   
it's a privilege to play - not a protected right
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 03, 2016, 01:07:19 PM
More problems in Mississippi State. Big defensive lineman listed as best freshman on the team video taped beating up woman.  Charges basically dropped and he can't play first game against a cupcake opponent.  School officials say that was uncharacteristic of him.  I say bullcrap.. Most guys don't go around beating up women.  He belongs in jail.
It took a while for the firestorm to hit other programs that did this -
and after Baylor -
I can't imagine the higher ups will let it slide or they could be out of their jobs.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 04, 2016, 07:01:22 AM
RIP, Muhammad Ali.......probably very near the top of my list of all time favorite sport figures.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 04, 2016, 09:37:07 AM
He took a hit for awhile for refusing the draft but overcome it.  I recall staying up late, really late sometimes listening to his fights around the world.  Only on TV the week later.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 04, 2016, 11:35:52 AM
Same here man........I went to an arena where his last fight (Larry Holmes) was shown live on closed circuit TV.  I felt bad for him after watching that fight.

Yea, he was looked down on for refusing induction (which I supported him on because of my belief's of the war), and suffered the consequences by not being able to box during years that was really his prime for a boxer.

Some of my favorite quotes from him:

Quote
"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."

Quote
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

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“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called **** people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 04, 2016, 11:24:06 PM
My personal opinion only...  Boxing is a barbaric sport and should be eliminated.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 05, 2016, 06:58:58 AM
I agree......it's right up there with hunting and tractor pulls!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 05, 2016, 09:30:38 AM
I agree......it's right up there with hunting and tractor pulls!

Why?  Tractor pulls don't induce physical harm on an opponent and hunting only culls the animal population to a slight degree while boxing inflicts physical harm to someone for enjoyment and betting purposes of non-participants..

To put it another way, you can participate in  tractor pulls by obtaining a tractor or building one and the same applies to hunting, but, do you want to participate in a boxing match and get your face (and other body parts hammered) for the arcane enjoyment of the crowds?

It's barbaric and it's debilitating.

I don't think so.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 05, 2016, 09:35:17 AM
Like NASCAR.  I cannot see going round and round and crashing..  Of course I believe the crowds go for the crashes, not the round and round stuff.  Myself, I find it boring.

Now LeMans style racing is another thing, that takes skill.  Going round and round on a kidney bean shaped track takes little skill except avoiding other cars (crashes) and staying on the track at over 200 mph.

None of it blows my dress up.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 05, 2016, 11:05:38 AM
Flip.....I was obviously being facetious about the tractor pull.  LMAO......you thought I was serious about that?  Hell, look at all those horses that had to die to give those tractor pull vehicles that kind of horsepower.

No big NASCAR fan here as well, although I will watch the first several laps at the super speedways where they can enter turns 3 and 4 wide.....that takes some skill and gonads.  There are a lot of folk out there that think hunting and fishing is barbaric.....opinions I respect and don't think less of them for.  I'd consider big game hunting more of a sport if they could use weapons to fire back.  I gut shot an antelope when I was around 17 years old and that haunted me.....never hunted big game again, but totally understand culling of the herd to avoid starvation and disease as humane.  Just not my cup of tea, nor blows my dress up either.

Boxing and MMA......I love it, and I know some don't.  Again, I respect the opinion of others and generally just keep comments to myself as personal beliefs don't necessarily make them a bad person.  Ali was one of the greatest fighters I had ever seen in the sport, and yes, I consider it a sport of skill, endurance, conditioning, and strategy.  Loved the guys who spawned off of him too.....Hagler, Hearns, and another one of my favorites.....Sugar Ray Leonard.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 05, 2016, 11:18:06 AM
I always like boxing. I followed Ali to the point of staying up I the middle of the night to listen to his fights in other countries.  No live TV then. 
I do not watch the cage stuff today where they seem to beat the blood out of the opponent until they cart him or her off to the hospital. Pretty tought guys and gals but not my idea of entertainment
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 05, 2016, 11:57:40 AM
Yea, same here....I don't watch MMA or UFC stuff much anymore.  The MMA stuff when it started I thought was some neat stuff, UFC spawned off of that and is much more brutal, but the MMA events were more style and controlled through submissions.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 05, 2016, 12:30:43 PM
The Lions are getting no Love.

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/06/worst_team_in_the_nfl_pro_foot.html#incart_river_home_pop (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/06/worst_team_in_the_nfl_pro_foot.html#incart_river_home_pop)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 05, 2016, 01:12:07 PM
The Indians outfielder got no love either.....  He's done.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 05, 2016, 01:52:10 PM
I missed that story Flip.......what's that about with the Indians' outfielder?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on June 05, 2016, 04:34:39 PM
Was in the Blade the other day.  he got a 162 game suspension without pay for testing positive for some drug....  second time.

not too bright I'd say.  His professional ball playing is over.

I just happened to catch the story, it was with an article about the Hens.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 05, 2016, 05:15:57 PM
Ah, ok.....I heard the tail end of the story on Sports Radio but didn't know who he was.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 06, 2016, 04:02:37 PM
We learned why Mississippi State handed out that "harsh" pre-season game penalty to their top incoming freshman - that only beat a woman as she was on the ground... 

Jeffery Simmons seen punching a woman on the ground during fight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJRz49n1s-0&feature=youtu.be#)
http://heavy.com/sports/2016/03/jeffrey-simmons-mississippi-state-football-recruit-beat-fight-punch-woman-video-watch-youtube-apology-facebook-noxubee-county/ (http://heavy.com/sports/2016/03/jeffrey-simmons-mississippi-state-football-recruit-beat-fight-punch-woman-video-watch-youtube-apology-facebook-noxubee-county/)
They were afraid another SEC team would take him -    so they couldn't punish him.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 06, 2016, 06:13:49 PM
We learned why Mississippi State handed out that "harsh" pre-season game penalty to their top incoming freshman - that only beat a woman as she was on the ground... 

Jeffery Simmons seen punching a woman on the ground during fight ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJRz49n1s-0&feature=youtu.be#[/url])
[url]http://heavy.com/sports/2016/03/jeffrey-simmons-mississippi-state-football-recruit-beat-fight-punch-woman-video-watch-youtube-apology-facebook-noxubee-county/[/url] ([url]http://heavy.com/sports/2016/03/jeffrey-simmons-mississippi-state-football-recruit-beat-fight-punch-woman-video-watch-youtube-apology-facebook-noxubee-county/[/url])
They were afraid another SEC team would take him -    so they couldn't punish him.


Is the State Lineman in the Red T Shirt and Grey Sweats?

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 10, 2016, 05:26:47 PM
Wow.

Gordie was one of the true Hockey greats.

He will be missed for sure.

That new arena should really bear his name......
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 11, 2016, 07:23:36 AM
Heard there is some discussion about that on Sports Radio......perhaps the first year under his namesake, or the ice floor permanently named after him.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 12, 2016, 12:12:05 PM
Heard there is some discussion about that on Sports Radio......perhaps the first year under his namesake, or the ice floor permanently named after him.

This would be a chance for the Illitches to be classy.

Mike could leave a legacy - and not just bad pizza.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 13, 2016, 12:23:06 PM
Gordie Howe's ESPN commercial...   ;D

Gordie Howe This is SportsCenter commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWKFmrp9HSY#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 20, 2016, 12:34:54 AM
(https://aaronmoore22.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/img_4872.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on June 20, 2016, 09:15:48 AM
Cleveland sport's fans are having a grand time overnight and into today!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 20, 2016, 10:25:26 AM
Cleveland sport's fans are having a grand time overnight and into today!!!
The NBA Commissioner made sure Lebron brought success to Cleveland... 
Can't recall any other time in history when a suspension occurred in a fashion that changed the flow of a game - giving cleveland a free pass.

I'm not a baskeball fan - but just thought it curious that the suspension and then timing/flow of the series changed.   (If I was a gambler - I'd say the fix was in)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 20, 2016, 04:55:05 PM
The fix was in)


 :o ;) ;) :(
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 20, 2016, 06:15:27 PM
2 Alabama football stars caught with drugs and illegal guns have charges dropped   The DA says not enough evidence.  And he feels sorry for them because they slaved away in unconfortable conditions while the rest of us set around in air conditions.  Really?
Mich St basketball star (Appling) stopped for speeding and legal gun in car.   He'll get off too.  Says gun wasn't his..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 20, 2016, 09:46:07 PM
Apparently athletes are still given special treatment in the legal system...

Rape - 6 months in California

SEC land -  Stolen guns and drugs - no charges - because you might be good enough to win a few games for the football team

Wonder how much the payoff to the prosecutor was?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 22, 2016, 10:03:19 AM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:16419424 (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:16419424)

Apparently us non-athletes who sit around in our air conditioning aren't going to be afforded the special treatment in this Louisiana Parish... 

The time of day/location/drugs/guns...  mean nothing -    apparently the "evidence" was mishandled (I'm shocked) or lost...   

Would be nice to see an ESPN 30 for 30 on special treatment of athletes in our legal system... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 24, 2016, 06:29:30 PM
HELP WANTED..
Caddys needed for July 11 and 13 for LGPA.
I can put you in contact wit op dir if interested
Professor H???
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 26, 2016, 09:09:23 AM
HELP WANTED..
Caddys needed for July 11 and 13 for LGPA.
I can put you in contact wit op dir if interested
Professor H???
Thanks for the thought - but I don't think I could be a proper caddy - unless i played the course and knew it...   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on June 26, 2016, 09:59:22 AM
Thanks for the thought - but I don't think I could be a proper caddy - unless i played the course and knew it...   

Come on Prof!

Plenty of time to get down there and intensively study the course!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 30, 2016, 10:18:22 PM

Congrats to Coastal Carolina - a Cinderella team that beat the Big Teams from the power conferences to win the college Baseball World Series

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/16655037/coastal-carolina-once-life-road-college-world-series-ends-history (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/16655037/coastal-carolina-once-life-road-college-world-series-ends-history)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on July 07, 2016, 01:35:08 PM
Go Blue!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmxijRKWIAAk67H.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: T-M-T on July 07, 2016, 01:38:16 PM
Glad to see that rivalry renewed, but would rather Michigan hadn't caved and rewarded ND with two home games in a row after they were the ones that bailed a few years back.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on July 10, 2016, 08:58:05 AM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1262/4637/products/DynamicImageHandler_cda90eda-0da2-44f0-a89b-ac646eb50795.png?v=1467121671)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 10, 2016, 11:47:23 AM
Glad to see that rivalry renewed, but would rather Michigan hadn't caved and rewarded ND with two home games in a row after they were the ones that bailed a few years back.

+1.

It also makes for an extremely unbalanced home schedule in 2019.

In the words of Bo - To hell with Notre Dame.  I would have rather kept Arkansas on.
Title: Jim Harbaugh says 'uptight white people' dislike his rap
Post by: BigRedDog on July 26, 2016, 09:14:55 AM
I'm thinking this will be quickly forgotten by all those "uptight white people" as long as he's winning!

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/07/michigan_notes_jim_harbaugh_sa.html#incart_river_home_pop (http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/07/michigan_notes_jim_harbaugh_sa.html#incart_river_home_pop)
Title: Re: Jim Harbaugh says 'uptight white people' dislike his rap
Post by: Monroe Native on July 26, 2016, 11:06:50 AM
I'm thinking this will be quickly forgotten by all those "uptight white people" as long as he's winning!

[url]http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/07/michigan_notes_jim_harbaugh_sa.html#incart_river_home_pop[/url] ([url]http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2016/07/michigan_notes_jim_harbaugh_sa.html#incart_river_home_pop[/url])


I guess I'm officially not "UPTIGHT."
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 26, 2016, 03:35:48 PM
There is Rap and there is Rap that the ignorant spews out
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 26, 2016, 05:32:31 PM
There is Rap and there is Rap that the ignorant spews out

I don't know.

I'm starting to get very fond of XM channel 47.

Check it out!

 ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on July 26, 2016, 05:52:51 PM
Isn't that a 90's
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 26, 2016, 08:08:01 PM
90s.....  Some 80s....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 04, 2016, 12:29:54 PM
It's just now sinking in how great the trade was for Detroit and how bad it was for Texas :)

Kinsler for Fielder  will go down as one of the best deals the Tigers have made

the best deal was
On December 7th, 2007 the Marlins agreed to trade Miguel Cabrera and Dontrell Willis to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Cameron Maybin, pitcher Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and minor league pitchers Eulogio De La Cruz, Dallas Trahern and Burke Badenhop.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/marlins-trade-miguel-cabrera-revisiting-the-worst-trade-in-professional-sports-history-6533411 (http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/marlins-trade-miguel-cabrera-revisiting-the-worst-trade-in-professional-sports-history-6533411)

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2016/07/27/detroit-tigers-texas-rangers/87607338/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2016/07/27/detroit-tigers-texas-rangers/87607338/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 08, 2016, 08:55:18 AM
I love that sexy ankle bracelet ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 08, 2016, 12:50:13 PM
10 birdies and an eagle - led a famous golfer to the PGA record -

No not myself or Brian - but   Jim Furyk 

http://www.pga.com/news/news-feature/jim-furyk-shoots-58-travelers-sets-pga-tour-all-time-record (http://www.pga.com/news/news-feature/jim-furyk-shoots-58-travelers-sets-pga-tour-all-time-record)
Title: 6 Notre Dame football players arrested in 2 separate incidents
Post by: BigRedDog on August 21, 2016, 08:35:50 PM
I am curious how they charge 3 out of the 5 in the vehicle with possession of a single weapon :-\ :-\ :-\

http://www.mlive.com/irish/2016/08/5_notre_dame_players_arrested.html#incart_river_home (http://www.mlive.com/irish/2016/08/5_notre_dame_players_arrested.html#incart_river_home)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 21, 2016, 09:31:42 PM
I am curious how they charge 3 out of the 5 in the vehicle with possession of a single weapon :-\ :-\ :-\

[url]http://www.mlive.com/irish/2016/08/5_notre_dame_players_arrested.html#incart_river_home[/url] ([url]http://www.mlive.com/irish/2016/08/5_notre_dame_players_arrested.html#incart_river_home[/url])

Two were Starters?  ;) 8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 21, 2016, 09:32:40 PM
LOL   lots of sex but no medal at the Olympics 

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2016/08/16/marathon-sex-session-leads-to-falling-out-between-pair-brazilian-synchronized/ (http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2016/08/16/marathon-sex-session-leads-to-falling-out-between-pair-brazilian-synchronized/)
Title: Big Ten schools lead the way in athletic revenue at Michigan colleges
Post by: BigRedDog on August 24, 2016, 09:52:08 AM
Just follow the money trail...

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/big_10_schools_lead_the_way_in.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/big_10_schools_lead_the_way_in.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 24, 2016, 11:49:49 AM
I'm thinking the folks in Lincoln Nebraska are enshrining the deal makers that had them leaving the Big 12 to join the Big 10

Big 12 has the Longhorn Network - quashing any Big 12 network deal...  only 10 members and scrambling for relevance. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on August 24, 2016, 01:40:22 PM
No doubt.....Texas really screwed that conference over, big time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 24, 2016, 04:54:34 PM
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17383258/san-diego-chargers-pull-offer-unsigned-draft-pick-joey-bosa (http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17383258/san-diego-chargers-pull-offer-unsigned-draft-pick-joey-bosa)

It appears that Ohio State star Bosa thinks he is special and wants more than other rookies in the NFL... 

(he was guaranteed $$)  and now will sit out a year or take a pay cut
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 03, 2016, 10:09:35 AM
Michigan women's soccer team supports the football team:


GO BLUE
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrWvVYnXEAAIKJZ.jpg)
Title: Badgers upset # 5 LSU at Lambeau Field
Post by: BigRedDog on September 04, 2016, 10:11:48 AM
Glad to see college football back again...

Other than Michigan's first play from scrimmage it was a fairly 'ho-hum' game...

I was scanning for scores once M got the steam roller out and saw that Bowling Green was up on O How I hate Ohio State by 7-0...   obviously that didn't last long either.

The big shock of the day was Wisconsin sneaking out a 2 point win over Louisiana...

there have been more than a few upsets in Lambeau over the years ;) ;) ;)

If W plays like this all season it could make for an interesting finish in the Big 10 at least!!!

http://host.madison.com/wsj/sports/college/football/badgers-football-rafael-gaglianone-s-late-field-goal-helps-wisconsin/article_972c4866-fa2b-51a3-8bb2-8de5ea459a1c.html (http://host.madison.com/wsj/sports/college/football/badgers-football-rafael-gaglianone-s-late-field-goal-helps-wisconsin/article_972c4866-fa2b-51a3-8bb2-8de5ea459a1c.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 04, 2016, 10:22:49 PM
Nice win by the Badgers new coach in his first game out.

Hopefully his AD will leave him alone to do his job?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 05, 2016, 12:22:13 PM
HUGE win for Texas last night.....the kind that puts a talented team and program back on the map.  These guys are young too, best be watching these guys.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on September 05, 2016, 12:23:15 PM
Neither team has a defense
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 05, 2016, 05:22:55 PM
Huge win for Texas - but the win was over an perpetually over rated fraud.

Too bad for Sparty that the fraud was exposed before they got their shot.

Now if they win - no big deal.  If they lose - oh my.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 05, 2016, 07:59:22 PM
I don't post on this thread as a rule but...  The 49'ers QB scandal is growing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 05, 2016, 08:03:49 PM
I don't post on this thread as a rule but...  The 49'ers QB scandal is growing.


Barry is in his corner.

I guess if the Prez was in my corner I'd keep being an idiot too.

http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/obama-defends-kaepernicks-national-anthem-protest/ (http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/obama-defends-kaepernicks-national-anthem-protest/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 05, 2016, 08:10:26 PM
I read that.  Talk about rank stupidity from Obama, there it is, but then he wants to own a sports tram in his next life....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 06, 2016, 08:51:17 AM
I don't post on this thread as a rule but...  The 49'ers QB scandal is growing.

Curious how many other "workplaces" allow people to express their political views to the extent it takes away from the actual job at hand?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 06, 2016, 09:04:15 AM
Curious how many other "workplaces" allow people to express their political views to the extent it takes away from the actual job at hand?

What is a quarterback's job during the national anthem?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 06, 2016, 09:08:15 AM
Regardless of personal opinion on his actions, it is a Constitutional right to have freedom of personal beliefs and expression within the limits of the law.

That is what Obama said, and he is right......I think what was missing is that patriots in this country wanted him to say although what he is doing is a freedom he has, that as President he personally doesn't support it or just come out and say that he did....which would create an uproar.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 06, 2016, 09:08:46 AM
Curious how many other "workplaces" allow people to express their political views to the extent it takes away from the actual job at hand?

It appears his 'protest' is playing right into the hands of masses...   his 'cause' has gotten more 'free' air time on TV and radio and more discussion on internet chat boards than a lot more current 'issues'! 

I thought I saw somewhere that another player on another team was going to follow his 'lead'!

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on September 06, 2016, 09:53:57 AM
There were two guys at the Michigan game that sat during the National Anthem.  They were near my nephew.
They made a point to be standing before but then sat when the PA asked to stand.  Not a person around the 2 made a comment so I'd guess the two weren't happy about the outcome.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 06, 2016, 11:23:27 AM
What is a quarterback's job during the national anthem?
Apparently draw attention to yourself  :o

I'm not saying he can't protest - but the issue he chose and how he worded it is causing my protest!

Cops leaving bodies on the street -

Cops getting paid time off for Murders -

Sounds a little like a drama queen who doesn't care about Cops but only his girlfriends radical ideals
(we call that power of the P*ssy)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 06, 2016, 11:40:48 AM
What is a quarterback's job during the national anthem?

I would say the QB's job during the anthem is to do whatever the OWNER of the team and the LEAGUE Commissioner tells them to do.

If the Owner of the team and the League Commissioner don't care - then it is a free for all.

However - I am going to guess - from what I have been hearing at the NFL Preseason Games I have been to - that this is not sitting well with the vast majority of the ticket paying fan base - including the African Americans who are STANDING in the stands during the National Anthem. 

When the people who pay your salary - even the ones who may agree with your cause - start not coming to games over your QB's stupidity - then your QB better do what he is told - if he wants a place on the sideline during games.

I am pretty sure at the end of the day he is a at will employee.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 06, 2016, 12:35:52 PM
I will buy that.......personal beliefs and liberties many times get bottled up from what a governing body (League Rules) or owners (boss) dictate.  No different than drug policies I suppose.

Reminds me a little bit of the 30 on 30 I watched a few days ago on Brian Bozworth.  He stood up to the NCAA regarding his beliefs of which he had the liberty to do, but the governing body pretty well said you are done in college.

Great story BTW.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 06, 2016, 02:27:41 PM
I would say the QB's job during the anthem is to do whatever the OWNER of the team and the LEAGUE Commissioner tells them to do.

If the Owner of the team and the League Commissioner don't care - then it is a free for all.

However - I am going to guess - from what I have been hearing at the NFL Preseason Games I have been to - that this is not sitting well with the vast majority of the ticket paying fan base - including the African Americans who are STANDING in the stands during the National Anthem. 

When the people who pay your salary - even the ones who may agree with your cause - start not coming to games over your QB's stupidity - then your QB better do what he is told - if he wants a place on the sideline during games.

I am pretty sure at the end of the day he is a at will employee.


That may be...

but there doesn't appear to be any requirement that players stand...  only that they are 'encouraged' to stand!

Quote
“Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem,” the NFL said in a statement issued Saturday, in response to the controversy that emerged when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted not to stand during the playing of the national anthem on Friday night in Santa Clara, prior to a game against the Packers.


Above from:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/27/nfl-players-are-encouraged-but-not-required-to-stand-for-national-anthem/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/27/nfl-players-are-encouraged-but-not-required-to-stand-for-national-anthem/)

There were two guys at the Michigan game that sat during the National Anthem.  They were near my nephew.
They made a point to be standing before but then sat when the PA asked to stand.  Not a person around the 2 made a comment so I'd guess the two weren't happy about the outcome.
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I doubt they expected any immediate 'objection or comment'...

what they were counting on was 50 of the fans that were in attendance posting about observing their 'protest' on a local forum somewhere...

objective attained ;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 06, 2016, 02:35:49 PM
Here's a follow up to the above article:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/02/players-cant-be-disciplined-for-not-standing-for-anthem-but/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/02/players-cant-be-disciplined-for-not-standing-for-anthem-but/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: T-M-T on September 06, 2016, 02:45:12 PM
If his goal is to get attention for himself and his cause, he's doing a pretty darn good job.  His jersey is now the #1 best seller of all NFL jerseys.  Unless people are buying them to burn, looks like he has plenty of support:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/06/fans-buying-colin-kaepernick-jerseys-in-big-numbers/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/06/fans-buying-colin-kaepernick-jerseys-in-big-numbers/)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 06, 2016, 02:53:44 PM
For what such 'early polls are worth ;) ;) ;)

Quote
Michigan moves up two spots in the AP Poll, now ranked No. 5.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrsI35pXYAAom7U.jpg)

From:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/773222237096779776
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 06, 2016, 04:33:39 PM
And since they are student athletes - this list is pretty important as well! :)


ANN ARBOR, MI -- The University of Michigan once again is the highest ranked public university in America, according to the QS World University Rankings for the 2016-17 year.

Coming in at number 23, U-M made a jump in the rankings after finishing at No. 30 in 2015-16, earning the distinction as the only public university to be rated in the top 25.

Based on six performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance in areas like research, teaching, employability and internationalization. Rankings are determined by academic indicators (40 percent), employer reputation (10 percent), student-to-faculty ratio (20 percent), research citations per faculty (20 percent), international faculty ratio (5 percent) and international student ratio (5 percent).

"There is something for everyone here," the ranking's description noted. "Michigan's programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research and practical applications; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation and leadership."

U-M's ranking marks the fourth time in five years it has been included in the top 25. Michigan State University finished at No. 160 in the rankings.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/09/u-m_listed_as_top_public_unive.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/09/u-m_listed_as_top_public_unive.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 06, 2016, 07:17:27 PM
Little Brother.....

The league will change their tune if it clearly starts costing them money.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 07, 2016, 07:27:53 AM
The football players Union has no power - I wouldn't believe anything they said -

Bow down to the Commish - because he has ultimate decision making power - the courts have said so.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 07, 2016, 08:55:47 PM
A little de-ja-vu!

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2016/09/04/barry-j-sanders-resembles-dad-oklahoma-state-debut/89864766/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2016/09/04/barry-j-sanders-resembles-dad-oklahoma-state-debut/89864766/)
Title: Why is Michigan the No. 1 football team in America? Voters explain
Post by: BigRedDog on September 07, 2016, 08:56:59 PM
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/09/07/michigan-football-top-25-rankings/89942288/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/09/07/michigan-football-top-25-rankings/89942288/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 08, 2016, 10:50:52 AM
(http://cdn.barstoolsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07/628e0286e0be9ec1-822x512.png?e760d8)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 08, 2016, 11:26:29 AM
([url]http://cdn.barstoolsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07/628e0286e0be9ec1-822x512.png?e760d8[/url])


So, if 'all' or a 'majority' of the team members decide to protest does he then just forfeit the game?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 08, 2016, 12:30:23 PM
So, if 'all' or a 'majority' of the team members decide to protest does he then just forfeit the game?
Doubt you'd find that a majority of a team would want to disrespect the US - let alone not want to play.

This was a Hockey Coach -  they still have control over their players unlike the spoiled overpaid athletes in the NBA and NFL
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 11, 2016, 07:51:15 PM
Who are these Lions...   

I thought same ole with the missed extra point -

Then Stafford showed his leadership!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 12, 2016, 07:39:50 AM
He was the Trump of the Lions?   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 12, 2016, 08:37:17 AM
How about those Chip's... 

Just because officials didn't know the rules - doesn't take away they made a great play...  and it was against Barry Sanders team ;)

A little de-ja-vu!

[url]http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2016/09/04/barry-j-sanders-resembles-dad-oklahoma-state-debut/89864766/[/url] ([url]http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2016/09/04/barry-j-sanders-resembles-dad-oklahoma-state-debut/89864766/[/url])
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 15, 2016, 09:02:17 PM
Didn't know if this should go here or in the sports jokes thread?

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/lions_rank_31st_among_32_nfl_t.html#incart_river_home (http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2016/09/lions_rank_31st_among_32_nfl_t.html#incart_river_home)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on September 15, 2016, 09:07:38 PM
Not a lot exciting going on in Detroit and Buffalo..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 16, 2016, 10:06:10 AM
What a great lineup of college football games this weekend.  Looking forward to vegetating on the couch in front of a TV.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on September 16, 2016, 10:34:13 AM
Hoping not to see a repeat of the Michigan Colorado game from the 90's
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 16, 2016, 11:25:20 AM
No doubt......that was my second game at The Big House!  Total shocker.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 16, 2016, 01:17:09 PM
I think the Tigers know when I have tickets to the game. The last 3 times they only scored one run. (Sunday, Tuesday, and yesterday)   :P
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 16, 2016, 04:05:55 PM
Tell sparty fans you have tickets to their game...   :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 16, 2016, 06:12:02 PM
Maybe we should chip in and buy him some Spartan Tickets?

I wonder if he is a Green Bay fan too?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 12:10:06 PM
A familiar face in the 'bighouse' this week...

https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC/status/777155116906475520
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 17, 2016, 01:44:04 PM
A familiar face in the 'bighouse' this week...

https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC/status/777155116906475520

Probably again soon as he does have a few more weeks of vacation ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 02:48:07 PM
Probably again soon as he does have a few more weeks of vacation ;)


Brady was for sure here on Friday...

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/09/17/tom-brady-michigan-stadium/90576728/ (http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/09/17/tom-brady-michigan-stadium/90576728/)

While he's on 'vacation' is he allowed to practice with the team or does he have to completely avoid that too?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 02:53:40 PM
And now he's on the field playing 'catch' with Harbaugh...

https://twitter.com/MonroeBlade/status/777216155744337922

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Csk59xtXYAQyi_u.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on September 17, 2016, 08:06:19 PM
Michigan's 'slow start' looked like games of yesteryear :( :( :(

but they came back and it's the final score that counts ;) ;) ;)

#10 Louisville thumped #2 Florida State soundly...

#1 Alabama 'held on' for a 5 point win...

Oh how I hate Ohio State is just starting!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 18, 2016, 11:28:31 AM
I'm tellin' ya, that Louisville team is solid!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 18, 2016, 08:24:32 PM
I see our Lions returned to their normal bumbling self...
Title: Toledo to Play at Notre Dame in 2021
Post by: BigRedDog on September 19, 2016, 01:05:35 PM
Is Notre Dame lowering the peg a little with this one?

Toledo will be only the 2nd MAC team to play ND in 96 years!!!

Congrats to the Rockets :) :) :)


http://utrockets.com/news/2016/9/19/football-toledo-to-play-at-notre-dame-in-2021.aspx (http://utrockets.com/news/2016/9/19/football-toledo-to-play-at-notre-dame-in-2021.aspx)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 19, 2016, 09:33:40 PM
I wouldn't put it past the Rockets.....

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 25, 2016, 10:20:45 AM
That ND isn't who they thought they were...   so anyone counting that as a "Big" win shouldn't...  (Texas,  MSU)   heck I'm hoping Navy beats them this year!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 25, 2016, 05:36:20 PM
I wonder if Les Miles wishes he had a time machine so he could bail on LSU on the eve of their National Championship shot - and take his dream job?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on September 25, 2016, 06:01:14 PM
I'm so glad it worked out that way in the end.......he is kind of a goofball, and no clock management skills whatsoever.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 25, 2016, 06:08:13 PM
I'm happy were we are at too, but it would have been nice not living through the Rich Rod and Hoke years.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 25, 2016, 09:49:20 PM
I wonder if Les Miles wishes he had a time machine so he could bail on LSU on the eve of their National Championship shot - and take his dream job?
It will be interesting to see if LSU get's what it wants -   a rookie coach and no 10 win season
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 25, 2016, 09:50:36 PM
May everyone enjoy an Arnold Palmer in remembrance of a great golfer. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 26, 2016, 07:16:04 AM
It will be interesting to see if LSU get's what it wants -   a rookie coach and no 10 win season

It kind of reminds me of not being happy with Lloyd.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 26, 2016, 07:16:39 AM
May everyone enjoy an Arnold Palmer in remembrance of a great golfer.

And a good drink inventor?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 26, 2016, 09:23:21 AM
And a good drink inventor?
A brilliant Businessman!    He made 40 million last year...  only Micheal Jordan and David Beckham made more as retired athletes.

He connected with Mark McCormack years ago - too bad many of today's "star" athletes can't figure out how to grow and expand - but instead spend it on lavish lifestyle and posse's 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 26, 2016, 02:06:39 PM

On the very weekend that Miami, under new head coach Mark Richt, rose to No. 14 as Georgia, which fired Richt after he averaged a 10-3 record for 15 seasons, got humiliated at Ole Miss and fell out of the polls, LSU fired Miles so that it could hire someone more successful.

Miles had a record of 114-34 (.770) with the Tigers. If you're looking for context of how good that is, consider that a career record of .600 makes a coach eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame. Consider that it's better than the record of his predecessor, Nick Saban (48-16, .750). Or just consider this: Miles began this season as one of five active head coaches who had won a national championship.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17639364/lsu-tigers-fans-miss-les-miles-more-realize (http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17639364/lsu-tigers-fans-miss-les-miles-more-realize)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 04, 2016, 08:45:27 PM
Wondering if the approaching hurricane will have any impact on the Michigan-Rutgers game on Saturday ??? ??? ???

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct9uqyKWEAQUwE6.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 06, 2016, 03:58:46 PM
It's not affecting Atlanta Golf...  :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 06, 2016, 04:10:21 PM
BRD I just read on MGoBlog they think the storm is track east of Rutgers
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 08, 2016, 10:12:45 PM
BRD I just read on MGoBlog they think the storm is track east of Rutgers


The hurricane fell way short although there was some rain...

but there was a storm that hit Rutgers :o :o :o

I really kind of feel sorry for them on the mauling they're taking :( :( :(

A lot of the fans gave up and left but the team has to stay until the bitter end!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 09, 2016, 09:25:40 AM
Peppers appeared to be in prime form for the 'home' fans last night!!!

Highlights - Michigan vs. Rutgers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgftsTNJ-nA#)


Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 22, 2016, 11:26:14 AM
Looks like a nice day for some Football!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on October 22, 2016, 05:26:01 PM
Illinois isn't going to win today
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 23, 2016, 07:46:43 AM
Wow....PSU knocked off OSU!  Looks like MI will move up to #2.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 23, 2016, 08:29:47 AM
Wow....PSU knocked off OSU!  Looks like MI will move up to #2.

I have mixed emotions on their loss...

would have been nice for them to be undefeated until the Michigan game...

but, like other things in life...

better take it when you can get it :o :o :o

I wonder how far they will fall?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 23, 2016, 08:31:57 AM
An 'all Great Lakes' World Series...

first time since 1945! 

Anyone have a prediction?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 23, 2016, 09:07:17 AM
Wow....PSU knocked off OSU!  Looks like MI will move up to #2.

It's funny that a few weeks ago people were talking about if James Franklin should be fired after Michigan ran over them.

Probably all that talk is gone now.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 23, 2016, 09:58:06 AM
Cleveland is going to go .500 in the 4 professional sports this year...      Chicago is putting too much emphasis and pressure on their long drought.

Ohio State's "offensive line" was finally exposed...  they were lucky last week can't survive that long on luck  (just ask Tennessee)

Now for the fun week -   after sparty blew another lead and sealed the deal that they won't go bowling for a while
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 03, 2016, 10:33:44 AM
Stayed up to watch game 7 of the World Series last night.  Wasn't sure I would be able to make it all the way through but it got pretty exciting in the last couple of innings.

Lots of theories running around about what helped the Cubs break 'the curse' but I kind of like this one:

https://twitter.com/justinroh92/status/793993165388673024

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwTUkA2VQAAsfec.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 03, 2016, 11:40:52 AM
We were just talking about this Saturday while we were watching the game.

Wireless headsets are too similar to cell phones and when you have over 100K phones that close you're going to have issues.

But a cord takes care of that!

See, maybe Hoke was onto something ;D ;D ;D

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/11/02/cord-guy-shadows-harbaugh-keeps-um-coach-connected/93222786/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/11/02/cord-guy-shadows-harbaugh-keeps-um-coach-connected/93222786/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 03, 2016, 11:49:15 AM
And on another sideline note the guy that runs the down box on Michigan side is a friend of mine.  Boy does he have some Harbaugh stories..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 06, 2016, 04:12:33 PM
Touchdown Lions!

Take that Bitchessssss!!!!!!

Heck of a game by Stafford and Company.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 06, 2016, 09:05:39 PM
Curious what SEC school will creep up the list - so they can keep it looking like they are a tough league...   

The Big 10 or SEC will likely put two teams in as the Big 12 is a joke - and the Pac 12 has one team left, but not likely to escape.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: ussoccer26 on November 06, 2016, 10:54:52 PM
I don't really see a lot of moving pieces in the Top 10 this week. I think the CFP committee will only drop A&M a few spots due to that good ole SEC bias.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 12, 2016, 07:36:32 PM
Pitt just upset #2 Clemson!!!

Go Blue!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2016, 02:41:02 PM
Harbaugh got out coached... sad to say

1:36  left and all he needed was a first down - and they went into Bo Schembechler mode -   so predictable I could have called the plays.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 13, 2016, 02:48:02 PM
Play calling was really poor. He knew Speight was struggling and kept going to passing plays hoping he'd snap out of it. He should have come out running everybody but Smith.  He dances to much and doesn't have the burst.  He should only play on passing downs and when the game is in hand.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 14, 2016, 05:36:03 PM
Turns out Speight has a broken collar bone - I guess that might affect your throws... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 16, 2016, 05:34:00 PM
Never saw that coming?   Its a do over for Michigan -   the Iowa game meant nothing! 

Now hopefully the backup QB  can provide the lift we need
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 17, 2016, 08:28:09 AM

Sounds like the Stanford Band is the one to join... 

Sex, alcohol, drugs,  yep all the stuff college kids preparing for the real world need to explore


http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18069744/stanford-cardinal-marching-band-banned-big-game-vs-california-golden-bears (http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18069744/stanford-cardinal-marching-band-banned-big-game-vs-california-golden-bears)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 18, 2016, 08:18:29 PM
Bedford girls VB won the first game in state semifinals.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 18, 2016, 08:34:46 PM
Girls now up 2-0
Now 2-2. This is it
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 18, 2016, 10:12:22 PM
Lost last game 11-15
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 18, 2016, 10:41:41 PM
It looks like Michigan might have a good basketball team this year.

What a pleasant surprise!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 20, 2016, 09:34:35 PM
After all these years of riding the Lions rollercoaster I cannot find myself watching the entire game any longer. I enjoy the kickoff and tend to view as the tempo of the game and I find myself judging the outcome by that standard. If I watch the game into the second quarter I shut it off because I'm guessing I read that book before. I usually am right, but this year has been difficult to predict. All these late game wins ... I find myself wondering if this is the same ole Lions.

The Lions have their destiny in their own hands this year.

It will be interesting to see if this team is the same old harbinger of gas and heartburn of previous Thanksgiving games or if indeed this is something special. There are no marquee players any longer. No Barry Sanders, No controversial distractions the likes of Ndamukong Ngwa Suh, or quiet unassuming stars like Calvin Jonson. Just a bunch of players some would argue mediocre players with a strange sense of purpose in Lions uniforms these days ... I can't figure it out. I guess we'll find out soon enough.     
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 21, 2016, 12:30:22 PM
Will make the game interesting to watch!  I agree.    I'm hoping they play more than the last few minutes of each half with effort.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 21, 2016, 02:35:58 PM
After all these years of riding the Lions rollercoaster I cannot find myself watching the entire game any longer. I enjoy the kickoff and tend to view as the tempo of the game and I find myself judging the outcome by that standard. If I watch the game into the second quarter I shut it off because I'm guessing I read that book before. I usually am right, but this year has been difficult to predict. All these late game wins ... I find myself wondering if this is the same ole Lions.

The Lions have their destiny in their own hands this year.

It will be interesting to see if this team is the same old harbinger of gas and heartburn of previous Thanksgiving games or if indeed this is something special. There are no marquee players any longer. No Barry Sanders, No controversial distractions the likes of Ndamukong Ngwa Suh, or quiet unassuming stars like Calvin Jonson. Just a bunch of players some would argue mediocre players with a strange sense of purpose in Lions uniforms these days ... I can't figure it out. I guess we'll find out soon enough.   

Stafford is starting to flirt with being special this year.

When it comes time to win.....  he is ready to go.

There are also some youngsters playing that are fun to watch.

I think our new GM might be a keeper - but it is early.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 22, 2016, 04:46:52 PM
I watched about 10 minutes of the OSU / MSU game, I was sitting in Rick Nugent's game room drinking a coffee and warming up a bit.  Was pretty cold and windy out hunting.

10 minutes was enough to reassure my belief that college sports in general are boring.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 23, 2016, 07:39:07 AM
One typically has to have an interest in something to enjoy watching it, and we all have different likes and dislikes.  I'd find watching a hunting show for 10 minutes to be boring....that excludes fishing, I could watch that for great lengths.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 23, 2016, 09:13:40 AM
I don't watch hunting shows either.  I find them dull.  I prefer to actually do it instead.  The thing I don't care for with hunting shows especially is all the commercial hype about this and that.  You don't need all that crap to be a successful hunter.  You need patience and basic equipment, firearm or bow, clothes to stay warm in and a place to hunt and that is about it.

With hunting, the work begins after the kill anyway.  That separates the hunters from the wannabe's You can kill it but can you gut and clean it and thats something you never see on any hunting show..  the real nitty-gritty of hunting, getting those guts out without busting the pizz bag and/or cutting your fingers off while removing the organs...

Taking any animal is a small part of hunting unless it's on TV and then it's all fun.  It's not by any means....Which is why I find hunting shows not entertaining...  and the constant pandering of un needed  equipment.

I find televised sports to be dull, especially NASCAR, basketball and college football.  Never been a sports fan except for hockey and only at the amateur level, but then I played hockey when I was a kid....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 23, 2016, 11:26:42 AM
Good point about the barrage of advertisements and in-action endorsements......they ruin a lot of good outdooor shows IMO.

I used to hunt a lot when I was younger.....squirrel, rabbit, quail, pheasant.  Went pronghorn and mule deer hunting trips to Wyoming, Alabama for wild boar, and whitetail hunting in Missouri.  Did my share of field dressing, butchering, and cleaning....you're  right, a skill set and not easy work to do.

When we moved up here the hunting pretty well came to an end.....knew no land owners, and small game is just not that plentiful in this area based on what I see along the roads.  My passion was always fishing, and Michigan is a fisherman's paradise.

Sports TV.....I will watch the first 5 minutes or so of the beginning of a NASCAR race if I happen to catch it.  The competitive driving and bumper to bumper diminishes as a race goes on.  I watch a lot of hockey in the dead of Winter, but Fall is my favorite......College Football, by far my favorite spectator sport.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2016, 12:45:07 PM
College Football Rocks.

College Hockey is great too.

College Basketball - not so bad.

The first is an event.  The other two are going to a game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 23, 2016, 01:12:16 PM
I used to just love going to a game too, that all changed as the kids got older and the only time they could make it to my hacienda was Saturday or Sunday.  Nowadays with all the travel, I prefer the comforts of home when I can get here.

And yes, college hockey is up there for me......in general, with the exception of baseball, I prefer the NCAA version of sports.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2016, 01:31:43 PM
My wife will do football, and the occasional hockey game - but she doesn't like basketball at all - and she has a strict NO LIONS policy.

My favorite person to go to a hockey or basketball game with is my daughter.

I know one of these days she isn't going to be as available as she is now - but if she is around I hope she will indulge me.

I'm hoping some of the buddies will become more available once the kids are out of the houses and on their own.  I figure their wives will welcome the peace and quiet.

Stub Hub makes it easier to sell tickets to games you don't want to attend - usually at a profit - when the teams and match ups are good.  There have been Michigan Basketball Seasons I only went to a handful of games - the demand was just too high, and I didn't want to go that bad.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 23, 2016, 03:10:16 PM
My wife will do football, and the occasional hockey game - but she doesn't like basketball at all - and she has a strict NO LIONS policy.

My favorite person to go to a hockey or basketball game with is my daughter.

I know one of these days she isn't going to be as available as she is now - but if she is around I hope she will indulge me.

I'm hoping some of the buddies will become more available once the kids are out of the houses and on their own.  I figure their wives will welcome the peace and quiet.

Stub Hub makes it easier to sell tickets to games you don't want to attend - usually at a profit - when the teams and match ups are good.  There have been Michigan Basketball Seasons I only went to a handful of games - the demand was just too high, and I didn't want to go that bad.


Smart wife there, my wife will watch or listen to the Lions if I'm watching it ... otherwise she has no interest. I think a lot of people have been burned so much by this team we tend to look for own personal ways of dealing with the ebbs and flows and up and downs we've come to expect from the Detroit Lions.

They need help at linebackers and running back ... maybe they find a premier position player in the coming draft.


Who will win the Thanksgiving Game?  Detroit +7   

They’re playing at home with hometown advantage. Stafford has flourished into a bonafide leader and he is hot, this team feeds off his confidence and they are extremely loyal to him. The team smells blood and rarely discuss playoffs publicly rather choosing to focus on the game at hand instead.  Minnesota has the better defense but Detroit has learned to overcome their Defensive weakness with a shell shocking offense that draws down the clock and leaves the opposing Defense panting in exhaust with their tongue's hanging out. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2016, 04:26:25 PM
I'm hoping the Thanksgiving Magic helps the Lions get past MN again this year.....

They need to sweep the division at home if they are going to win the division.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 23, 2016, 07:56:52 PM
We shall see ... It would be nice Monroe, it would be the best year ever if that were to happen. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2016, 08:27:13 PM
I remember a magical 12-4 season back in 91, and they won a playoff game, and got wiped out in the NFC Championship Game.

I would put that as the "Modern" pinnacle of Lions Futility.

I don't see them matching the 12-4 this year.....  nor do I see them getting to the NFC Championship game.

A home playoff win would be nice.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 23, 2016, 08:35:56 PM
The offense can't move the ball or score TD's except the last 2 min.
They'll never beat good teams until they get a coach
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 23, 2016, 10:25:08 PM
Yea I think about that too Blue, but I have say that good teams also find ways to win. Now I'm not ready to call this group a good team there are some glaring weaknesses that need to be addressed, but in the moment I am willing to ride wave even if it's just for the falsetto.

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Monroe was that before Mike Utley was hurt? They had some good players in 1991, and everyone went to see Barry Sanders run and "juke" the defensive linemen ... man he was something special to watch ... and I am glad I did several times.

Rodney Pete was a nobody sometimes quarterback surrounded by a good left tackle and Mike Farr at wide receiver. Wasn't he the son of Mel Farr, the star Detroit Lions of another era and current Ford dealer for whom all the goofy commercials are owed? 

Let's there were Marc Spindler, Chris Speilman (always my favorite) Jerry Ball, and Mel Gray the sometimes return man.

So when you compare 1991 with 2016, it's a no brainer. Barry Sanders was the team. They had an average nothing spectacular quarterback, a ferocious inside linebacker in Chris Speilman and free safety Bennie Blades ... other than that everyone was average ... am I missing something?

In 2016, there is no premier running back, there is a good quarterback, a young decent but improving offensive line, Ansah at defensive end and Kerry. The rest seem contribute in a myriad of ways to win and that's what counts.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 24, 2016, 12:09:12 AM
Las Vegas has Vikings by 6 points

UPI – prediction Vikings 23 Lions 21

Detroit Free Press Lions +2 ½

Heavy Sports Lions 23 Vikings 17

Athlon Sports Lions 24  Vikings 21


* So, I say Lions it's Lions by 7 *


Lions Win it! 

Detroit Lions all alone in first place NFC North:  Lions 16   Vikings 13
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 24, 2016, 06:14:27 AM
That was the year Utley went down, and they rallied.

That team had great WR's - Moore was a rookie, Perriman, Farr - who was Mels kid, Clark.

Kramer at QB was my memory, but Peete played some games too.

We had some playmakers on defense too.

It's only been 25 years since the last playoff win.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 24, 2016, 01:29:01 PM
I already admit to making a grave error in calling the for Lions, I forgot this was nationally televised and Detroit isn't supposed to win and there are playing against Minnesota Vikings and Referees exactly the way it occurred with Dallas.

I overlooked that in making my pregame prediction and I should have taken that into considered that and taken into count referee angle.

If there is a fumble recovery call a penalty on Detroit, if there is an interception call it a penalty and give the ball back to Minnesota so they can score.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 24, 2016, 02:55:12 PM
Looks like a tight game going into the 4th.

We got them right where we want them.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 24, 2016, 04:02:15 PM
Detroit Lions win it: Lions 16 - Vikings 13, and this team is all alone on top of the NFC North.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 24, 2016, 09:13:22 PM
I hope the Packers keep losing....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 24, 2016, 09:58:18 PM
They should get a pretty good draft pick this time around and look for them to be strong contenders once again in 2017. They are nothing this year ... a shadow of what they use to be. They are no threat to the Detroit Lions 2016. The Lions are their biggest foes now ....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on November 26, 2016, 07:45:42 PM
Lol Michigan!  Looks like yet another Outback bowl. Always choking on the big one. ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 26, 2016, 10:08:20 PM
I see you are out from under the rock..  how nice.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 26, 2016, 10:58:47 PM
Lol Michigan!  Looks like yet another Outback bowl. Always choking on the big one. ;D

I see State got their azz kicked by Penn State.

How does that make you feel?

What bowl game is Michigan State going to this year?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on November 26, 2016, 11:34:44 PM
Lol Michigan!  Looks like yet another Outback bowl. Always choking on the big one. ;D


Michigan and State got a good thrashing today ... Ah well, a couple more years and they'll be right back on top. When the sophomores are seniors they'll play one good year and go onto draft and the cycle starts all over. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 27, 2016, 09:12:18 AM
You apparently didn't watch the game - 

Michigan was dominating the game -    had the QB not pissed it away with two interceptions and a fumble on the 2 yard line...   

then there's the homer refs -   it's hard to beat the refs when they are blatantly biased as they were in that game...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2016, 09:12:35 AM

Michigan and State got a good thrashing today ... Ah well, a couple more years and they'll be right back on top. When the sophomores are seniors they'll play one good year and go onto draft and the cycle starts all over.

I wouldn't call it a thrashing.

I would call it bad officiating.

Next year we will get them, but State will just still be Little Bro.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 27, 2016, 09:53:50 AM
I see State got their azz kicked by Penn State.

How does that make you feel?

What bowl game is Michigan State going to this year?


'Toilet Bowl'........ ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 27, 2016, 11:21:50 AM

'Toilet Bowl'........ ;D

And it looks like IZZO isn't going to deliver a great Basketball team either.

There is no joy in Spartyville.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 27, 2016, 11:48:57 AM
Ain't a fun place to be......kind of like AA for a longer than normal period of time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on December 04, 2016, 01:01:31 PM
may I say "Go Lions!"
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 04, 2016, 02:37:08 PM
Just hang on for awhile
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2016, 03:04:33 PM
Just hang on for awhile

New Attitude Blue2!

Glad I picked up more GB tickets!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on December 04, 2016, 04:18:51 PM
Congrats to the Lions ... next the Chicago Bears!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2016, 06:06:04 PM
8-4.  Not bad!

Beat Chicago.....

Giants on the road I think is a coin toss - we can play with them.

Cowboys on the road - that could be a tough one - but not impossible.  MN played them to the wire.

GB at home - that could be for the Division - depending on how the other games fall.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 05, 2016, 09:03:11 AM
Division champ is looking better and better
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on December 05, 2016, 12:11:45 PM
Division champ is looking better and better

It is indeed! I think Monroe Native summed it up quite well and I agree with summation.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 05, 2016, 04:32:00 PM
For our diehard golfers

A little humor in the Giant Oaks monthly email
A husband and wife were playing on the 9th green when the wife collapsed from a heart attack.  Please dear I need help she said.
The husband ran off saying "I'll go get some help."  A little while later he returned, picked up his putter and began to line up his shot.  His wife on the ground raised up her head and said "I may be dying and you're putting?"
Don't worry dear.  I found a doctor on the second hole who said he'd help you.
The second hole?  When is he coming?
Hey I told you not to worry he said stroking his putt.
Everyone has agreed to let him play through.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on December 05, 2016, 06:46:52 PM
Good one
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 06, 2016, 11:36:42 PM


Thank You San Fransisco AGAIN!  for dumping Harbaugh... 

You're doing so well at 1-11   :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 17, 2016, 04:50:25 PM
Fredie Bishop Nr 56 from Airport HS playing for NY Jets tonight..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 19, 2016, 01:16:37 PM
So it appears the season will boil down to the Lions vs Green Bay...     

I still like the way the Lions finally have some of those no-name players  who are producing  (kudo's to the GM - he learned in NE)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 19, 2016, 06:39:15 PM
The collapse is on....  but this GM has shown me some talent.

I can't remember this many draft picks contributing in a long long time.

That bodes well for the future.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 21, 2016, 11:49:25 AM
And we wondered why the Lions floundered with Mayhew as GM

Take a look at the next 7 players immediately drafted after Ebron in 2014:

Taylor Lewan - Pro-Bowl 2016
Odell Beckham Jr - Pro Bowl 2016
Aaron Donald - Pro Bowl 2016
Kyle Fuller - IR
Ryan Shazier - didn't make it. But he's been playing at a PB level
Zack Martin - Pro Bowl 2016
CJ Mosley - Pro Bowl 2016
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 21, 2016, 05:11:53 PM
And we wondered why the Lions floundered with Mayhew as GM

Take a look at the next 7 players immediately drafted after Ebron in 2014:

Taylor Lewan - Pro-Bowl 2016
Odell Beckham Jr - Pro Bowl 2016
Aaron Donald - Pro Bowl 2016
Kyle Fuller - IR
Ryan Shazier - didn't make it. But he's been playing at a PB level
Zack Martin - Pro Bowl 2016
CJ Mosley - Pro Bowl 2016

Donald would have been the pick - given they weren't going to sign Fairley or Suh.....

Oh well....  WTF.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 23, 2016, 01:41:38 PM
I'll take Quinn's drafts/transactions over any other's Detroit has had -  some actually made the team! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 24, 2016, 09:24:16 AM
The bowls have been entertaining so far - no real blowout bad games!

(those will happen in the big name bowls - I'm afraid) 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 24, 2016, 09:27:46 AM
Why does the NFL have to play on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  Just set up a bye week
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 24, 2016, 09:29:03 AM
LOL - I'm looking forward to it - and glad the Lions aren't at home.

I remember the "DRY" Bronco's game on Christmas back in the 90s.

Very sad.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 24, 2016, 09:33:07 AM
Not one to follow college basketball - but noticed the standings in the BIG

Sparty is really falling apart - first football now basketball?     

Long winter for Sparty Fans I guess - while they sit on the edge of their seat waiting for recruit signing day -    Who thinks Dantonio will change his methods this year?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 24, 2016, 09:37:01 AM
I don't think recruiting day will cheer the Spartans up.

Michigan is both cleaning up in the state and across the country - but still ranked behind OSU.

The Spartans?  Not even on the map.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on December 24, 2016, 11:36:31 AM
Jimmy is loading up.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 27, 2016, 09:28:32 AM
The Lions are who I thought they were.
When 8 of your 9 wins come via heroic 4th quarter comebacks, and 7 of those comebacks were against teams with losing records...your team isn't really very good. It means that you're 8 plays away from being 1-14
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 27, 2016, 11:10:05 AM
The Lions are who I thought they were.
When 8 of your 9 wins come via heroic 4th quarter comebacks, and 7 of those comebacks were against teams with losing records...your team isn't really very good. It means that you're 8 plays away from being 1-14

One more chance at it Blue2.

They looked good for one half.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 27, 2016, 11:19:50 AM
Yeah, then the refs took over
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 27, 2016, 11:25:56 AM
I kind of thought the Cowboys adjusted and we didn't.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 27, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
The Cowboys adjusted and lions didn't because Caldwell says he doesn't believe in that.  The refs screwed the lions a number of times in the second half. And Stafford made some stupid decisions.
Stafford does not know how to avoid a pass rush. He tries to run away from guys faster that him. The QB step up and deliver the ball letting the rushers run past them
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 27, 2016, 01:57:30 PM
I swear.....the Lions are just a cursed team.  Did they trade Babe Ruth back in the day?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on December 27, 2016, 04:24:31 PM
 Bobby Lane... :P
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 27, 2016, 07:09:03 PM
I totally agree Stafford doesn't know how to avoid or deal with a pass rush.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 29, 2016, 11:47:04 AM
Who's "second" team is in the playoffs?

It's a given that if you are a Lions fan  you had to adopt a second team  :)

Mine has been New England...   so I have been able to celebrate superbowls!

My Grandma introduce me to this years ago - her's was Pittsburgh
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2016, 12:20:47 PM
Not mine Prof.......It would have come out had I beat BB with that team.   ;D

I knew a bunch of people who had been playing for years but just never joined in the fun.  This is a pretty fun crowd for me to play with.....except that damn MN!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 29, 2016, 01:54:30 PM
LMAO.......gotta love the bowl games.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/may-witnessed-only-justified-nut-150648427.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/may-witnessed-only-justified-nut-150648427.html)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 29, 2016, 03:49:07 PM
New England and Tom Brady.

I have often wondered if I will stick with them once Tom retires....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 29, 2016, 03:50:15 PM
Not mine Prof.......It would have come out had I beat BB with that team.   ;D

I knew a bunch of people who had been playing for years but just never joined in the fun.  This is a pretty fun crowd for me to play with.....except that damn MN!

LOL - face it - you CIRCLED the weeks you played me.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 29, 2016, 03:59:47 PM
New England.  I've been fan of all Boston teams as my dad was born there.  I became a Lions fan before Boston had a football team. I became more of a NE fan when Brady started playing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 29, 2016, 10:55:20 PM
It is amazing how many QB's at the time came from UofM...   

 Elvis Grbac, Todd Collins, Tom Brady, Jim Harbaugh, Brian Griese and Chad Henne

There are others but it seemed like these were back to back to back... 

And Brady could prove to be the best ever if not already.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 30, 2016, 07:00:01 AM
Yea.....that was neat, you forgot that short lived kid out of Brighton though, Drew Henson.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 30, 2016, 08:36:02 AM
No love for the big torso - John Navarre?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 30, 2016, 11:50:13 AM
There were so many - until  Steinbrenner's wife (an Ohio State fan) had her hubby offer that baseball contract to Henson...   that broke the long string.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 30, 2016, 06:17:40 PM
There were so many - until  Steinbrenner's wife (an Ohio State fan) had her hubby offer that baseball contract to Henson...   that broke the long string.

I thought Stenbrenner had solid OSU ties too.

Was that just his wifey?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 30, 2016, 07:52:25 PM
Go Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2017, 10:35:46 AM
Michigan went dumb on 3 plays that cost them the game...     they looked bad but were competitive

Ohio State looked like last years Sparty...    Spanked and not competitive
(probably because they had to play with unbiased ref's)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 01, 2017, 10:39:09 AM
First time EVER that Urban Liar was shut out.

I wonder if the 49ers will still want him?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2017, 10:51:15 AM
I want to again thank the owner of the 49'ers! 

I smile when I hear about how well they succeeded until they fired one of the best coaches around because they wanted to show him who was boss...

Saban,   Meyer....    doubt either will take that trip to the NFL   
Saban tried and failed once    Meyer - doubt he would take the $$ and run but after that beating he might!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 01, 2017, 10:53:59 AM
I wonder if the 49ers ownership is thinking Urban Liar - because they think it would bother Jim Harbaugh?

Kind of ironic if you ask me.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2017, 11:05:51 AM
I wonder if the 49ers ownership is thinking Urban Liar - because they think it would bother Jim Harbaugh?

Kind of ironic if you ask me.

That would mean the owners had a smidge  of football smarts...   

SF is doomed to failure for years because of their blunders
After all their QB is running the show with all the media hype and they let him
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 01, 2017, 11:30:25 AM
The 49ers are doomed to failure due to the egos of their owners.

Harbaugh got to leave for Michigan because the large ego of the owner and GM. 

Now the Owner is going to fire the GM - for not having success without Harbaugh.

When is the owner going to fire himself?

That is a job I wouldn't touch with a 10 foot pole if I was a person who wanted to be a head coach or GM - but then again there are only 32 of each job on the planet.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 01, 2017, 11:59:22 AM
Nice article!

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/12/31/14137554/ohio-state-fiesta-bowl-clemson-2016-memes (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/12/31/14137554/ohio-state-fiesta-bowl-clemson-2016-memes)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1DezcRUcAAvDMe.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 01, 2017, 08:41:18 PM
funny video of Clemson player checking to see if OSU players had balls....   

OSU vs CLEMSON #42 GRABBING a little more than the football last night. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPnXmyA2xGE#)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 02, 2017, 01:18:50 AM
That Lions game was super fun.

Man the Packers are good.

They never commit any penalties, but we do them left and right.  Anytime they need a first down - there is a flag to give it to them.  Anytime they can't stop us, there is a flag to help them out. 

Their coaching must be better than ours is the only logical conclusion I can make.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Newport-Bill on January 02, 2017, 09:53:51 AM
I think the better team won in the end last night.  The Lions played only played the first half of their last 3 games and it bit them each time.

I do want to ask does Aaron Rodgers whine and cry to the officials every time he has an incompletion or get sacked?  Sure seemed that way when they showed him last night.  The worst was when he was looking for a facemask on  a sack and the reply showed no hands anywhere near his helmet.

Lastly if you told me the Lions would end up 9-7 and be a wild card at the beginning of the year I would have been very happy.  Unfortunately being 9-4 three weeks ago I have to say there is some disappointment.  Would have felt much better if they were 7-6 and won 2 of the last 3 to end up 9-7.  Don't see them beating the Seahawks next week.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 02, 2017, 09:57:27 AM
Rodgers did get some flags through his whining last night....

And you could tell the Lions were afraid to hit him - because they didn't want a flag for touching the great Rodgers.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 02, 2017, 10:12:05 AM
The Packers receivers whine and cry every time there is an incomplete pass too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 02, 2017, 11:09:38 AM
It must be great coaching - because they get the flags, and the flags help them, and we don't get flags.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: T-M-T on January 02, 2017, 11:16:16 AM
Final Game stats:

5 penalties against Detroit for 30 yards
10 penalties against Green Bay for 75 yards
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 02, 2017, 11:42:59 AM
Final Game stats:

5 penalties against Detroit for 30 yards
10 penalties against Green Bay for 75 yards

Care to analyze how many penalties were turned down T-M-T?

Care to analyze how many penalties were for an automatic first down?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 02, 2017, 12:04:50 PM
Better second half adjustments is what I saw...   and the fact that they couldn't get the holding calls which allowed Rogers to scramble around for days and run free... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 02, 2017, 12:09:49 PM
Better second half adjustments is what I saw...   and the fact that they couldn't get the holding calls which allowed Rogers to scramble around for days and run free...

That is what I saw too.

Same thing in the Giants game.  Same thing in the Dallas game.

I think you are seeing the best it can be with Caldwell.

GB came out in the second half doing different things on both sides of the ball, and we were doing the same things.  We couldn't counter.  Same **** different week.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 02, 2017, 11:06:46 PM
Was thumbing through the bowl scores... 

Did you realize Michigan scored 32 points

Ohio State, Michigan State, and Notre Dame combined scored  Zero! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: ckirish on January 03, 2017, 03:13:32 PM
 A 3-7 record for the Big Ten in this years bowl games, and Nothwestern and Minnesota accounted for two of those wins.. I think Wisconsin and possibly OSU finish in the top ten....I thought the Big Ten was the strongest conference in the country this year but they didn't show it in the bowls....Alabama better be working on the offense this week. Clemson's defense man-handled a young but talented OSU.

Rambling thought.....There is no other bowl game like the Rose Bowl. The Stadium, the view. Last nights game was fantastic.
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Post by: The Fuzz on January 03, 2017, 03:17:20 PM
No question about the Rose Bowl......just has that environment and tradition.

Big10 performance kind of surprised me this bowl season too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 03, 2017, 03:26:52 PM
I agree with you on the Rose Bowl. The last time I was there was 1997/98. Michigan beat Wash St and was National Champs. And the weather in LA was almost perfect for the 8 days I was there. We toured a number of barns where they were making the floats.  Game day we went to the parade.  I haven't been to a bowl since. Just couldn't beat that experience..I had opportunity for free lodging in Tampa for bowls but never went.  The second half with the sun setting over the mountains was a site to see.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on January 03, 2017, 06:37:03 PM
10 penalties against Green Bay for 75 yards and the hapless broke finger quarterback and the lowly Detroit Lions still cannot find enough fortitude to win ... I've given up on them. This team cannot win or loose right.

They started the season sucking ... why can't they learn to loose the rest of the season? At least they would a some top draft picks ... They are stuck in this annual mediocre standing that only allows them left over second string players nobody wants through the draft.

They wasted a good opportunity to build around Stafford, Suh and Calvin and the Lions did the same with Barry Sanders ... I am convinced the Ford family doesn't care what the results so long as it makes them money and they will loose in Seattle this week too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 03, 2017, 06:59:44 PM
I wonder if what happened to the B1G is they got 1 team in the Playoffs and then 3 other teams got into the "group of 8" or whatever they called it.

That slotted up all the other teams into unfavorable match-ups, and the dominos just fell on down.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 03, 2017, 08:21:30 PM
Win or lose the Big Ten made a fortune.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 03, 2017, 09:23:29 PM
two bowls pitted BIG against home teams...    Only one bowl game was non-comptetitive that I saw
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2017, 11:24:04 PM
Glad to see Clemson win - it was an entertaining game and now we get to listen to Bama Fans whine for a year!

To bad it was late on a monday -   Sunday afternoon would have been better than any of the playoff games
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 11, 2017, 11:46:41 PM
Harbaugh had his 7th kid...   so he won't be retiring for at least 18 years  :)

I also see in the NFL that San Diego is losing their team to LA     not that anyone cares about it - but the owner must think he can make more money in the LA market with a losing team with no roots?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: ckirish on January 12, 2017, 01:40:44 AM
The Chargers started out as the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960 and moved to San Diego when Balboa Stadium expanded in 1961.If nothing else they have some of the best uniforms in football. love their powder blues.

Hopefully a new baby will help him forget another 3rd place finish in the Big Ten East.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on January 12, 2017, 09:32:09 AM
Harbaugh had his 7th kid...   so he won't be retiring for at least 18 years  :)

I also see in the NFL that San Diego is losing their team to LA     not that anyone cares about it - but the owner must think he can make more money in the LA market with a losing team with no roots?

Must be a good Catholic.... ;D
Title: !
Post by: Monroe Native on January 12, 2017, 07:13:21 PM
Must be a good Catholic.... ;D

Indeed!

Those boys can swim!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 12, 2017, 10:09:32 PM
Those LA chargers will be playing in a small collegiate stadium (30,000 seats)  for 2 years...  goes to show the money is really just in having a team that can put on cleats -   and the TV money will pour in!     

3rd place eh?   someone thinks sparty is going to find a team next year?   or is there a Penn State fan out there?   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 22, 2017, 11:53:51 AM
I'm thinking Bill Belicheck was behind this!   ;D

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/01/22/boston-hotel-steelers-fire-alarm/ (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/01/22/boston-hotel-steelers-fire-alarm/)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on January 22, 2017, 11:56:15 AM
That hotel stuff happens all the time.  Even at college level.  Happens to Michigan every year in colonumbus.  They even turn the hot water heaters off in the hotel.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 22, 2017, 12:41:58 PM
Funnyshitman!  Gotta love gamesmanship!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 22, 2017, 05:33:52 PM
Haven't watched this game in detail to see where GB messed up, suppose by looking at the store that the offense sputtered out.

No idea Atlanta was so prolific.....an oldfashionedasskicking.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on January 22, 2017, 06:47:23 PM
I sure hope the NFL double checked the air pressure in the footballs before the AFC Championship Game!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 22, 2017, 10:09:08 PM
Funnyshitman!  Gotta love gamesmanship!
Heck Brian did that on a golf trip... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 23, 2017, 08:32:43 AM
Brother......that does not surprise me much, especially if a money game was to be played the following day.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 26, 2017, 09:50:33 PM
Will they bring the footballs out in a locked and sealed container for this years superbowl?

  I feel sorry for Atlanta - having to play Brady on any day is tough,   
But this year he has a mission...   make Rodger Goddell hand him that Trophy so he can tell him where to shove it  :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 03, 2017, 09:40:56 AM
Will they bring the footballs out in a locked and sealed container for this years superbowl?

  I feel sorry for Atlanta - having to play Brady on any day is tough,   
But this year he has a mission...   make Rodger Goddell hand him that Trophy so he can tell him where to shove it  :)

He certainly seems to be on a mission
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 03, 2017, 06:25:17 PM
Will they bring the footballs out in a locked and sealed container for this years superbowl?

  I feel sorry for Atlanta - having to play Brady on any day is tough,   
But this year he has a mission...   make Rodger Goddell hand him that Trophy so he can tell him where to shove it  :)

Big article in the Blade last week about the footballs and Ada, Ohio.  2 employees in the factory are dedicated and do nothing but make the footballs for playoff games and the Stupidbowl.  Interesting article.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 03, 2017, 06:27:46 PM
Hockey fans will have a tough time returning from Detroit for the next 2 years.  SB 75 will be closed for the Rouge Bridge rebuild starting this Saturday.  NB will be unaffected.  I suspect NB will move to the SB side when the SB bridge is finished.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 07, 2017, 06:14:32 PM
Well that was a great finish to a SB...      and I'm glad I didn't do like many and turn it off - thinking the blowout was on.

Brady no question sealed the "greatest" QB - for years to come, as 5-2 in Superbowls in the salary cap era is going to be hard to top! 

(Also noticed the large line of trucks/traffic leaving Metro - all going to I-275 S...  Thats'all I need is more traffic on 275 for my last leg of the trip back from Livonia)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 07, 2017, 06:52:43 PM
Most interesting 4th quarter I have ever seen.  Watched it with a group of gringos down in Toluca to the story book ending.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 08, 2017, 08:15:54 AM
I see Atlanta is blowing up their coaching staff after that failure...   

OC  leaves to coach that wonderful owners team in SF that thought getting rid of Harbaugh was the right direction :)     

DC  has been demoted to another staff position at the moment

Guess the head coach watched the game over again and said  WTF? 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 08, 2017, 07:26:59 PM
I see Atlanta is blowing up their coaching staff after that failure...   

OC  leaves to coach that wonderful owners team in SF that thought getting rid of Harbaugh was the right direction :)     

DC  has been demoted to another staff position at the moment

Guess the head coach watched the game over again and said  WTF?

Yet the Lions go with continuity after a 9-7 season - with lots of bad losses at the end.

WTF?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 08, 2017, 08:13:15 PM
Yet the Lions go with continuity after a 9-7 season - with lots of bad losses at the end.

WTF?
But they are getting better at "evaluating" needs and talent...   only 20 more years for that superbowl!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 08, 2017, 09:48:34 PM
But they are getting better at "evaluating" needs and talent...   only 20 more years for that superbowl!

So you are saying we might just see it?

Are you teasing me?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on February 12, 2017, 08:52:25 AM
I'm thinking this was a pretty good sports snip......I'd like to see the same for each of the Big10 teams.

http://sports.yahoo.com/m/2b182e22-c07b-3717-a87a-70f47119fa0f/the-10-best-alabama-crimson.html (http://sports.yahoo.com/m/2b182e22-c07b-3717-a87a-70f47119fa0f/the-10-best-alabama-crimson.html)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 12, 2017, 03:51:20 PM
Nice win at Indiana today
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 15, 2017, 10:40:41 PM
Announced today a $100 million upgrade to Ford Field. I wonder if taxpayers funding that. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 16, 2017, 08:57:59 PM
Another great win by Michigan Men's Basketball!

3 in a row!

Maybe this team has turned the corner?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 16, 2017, 09:47:48 PM
Maybe, but with all the love Michigan gets around the country they will get matched up against a Nr 1 or 2 seed
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 17, 2017, 05:28:46 PM
It all depends on what they do in the last 5 games?

Win out and I don't think they would be a bottom seed.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 20, 2017, 08:59:16 PM
Awesome draft pick Lions.....

 8*

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/02/19/naked-ex-lion-arrested-breaking-house/98130768/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/02/19/naked-ex-lion-arrested-breaking-house/98130768/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 22, 2017, 05:20:26 PM
Awesome draft pick Lions.....

 8*

[url]http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/02/19/naked-ex-lion-arrested-breaking-house/98130768/[/url] ([url]http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/02/19/naked-ex-lion-arrested-breaking-house/98130768/[/url])

I believed it until they said cornerback...  Didn't they only draft Wide Recievers during the Millen Error?

Then I was confused - is he a habitual naked house breaker?   Shot only once!   must be picking liberal neighborhoods. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 22, 2017, 08:17:10 PM
I believed it until they said cornerback...  Didn't they only draft Wide Recievers during the Millen Error?

Then I was confused - is he a habitual naked house breaker?   Shot only once!   must be picking liberal neighborhoods.

LOL - He must have gotten a high Wonderlic Score with analytical thinking like that!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 23, 2017, 09:04:30 AM
http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/02/22/tom-brady-releases-list-jersey-thief-suspects (http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/02/22/tom-brady-releases-list-jersey-thief-suspects)

Tom Brady having fun - while trying to find that jersey now valued at 500K! 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ0iXp3BTJe/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ0iXp3BTJe/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Newport-Bill on February 23, 2017, 09:35:13 AM
In a legit sale its worth $500K realistically if you were trhe person who bought it you couldn't show it to anyone and how do you sell it to anyone else?  From an investment view you might be better off buying 500 phonies, dip them in a pool of dirty sweat water and then sell them at a grand apiece telling the seller they are the one and they can't tell anyone else.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 23, 2017, 09:52:39 AM
I think the person was hoping Brady would put up a reward... for the safe return.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 23, 2017, 10:36:59 AM
It very well could have been a practical joke but then it got out of hand and now what do i do with it type of thing..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 24, 2017, 10:30:58 AM
If you are a Brady fan this is so cool.  10-12 min video

https://www.facebook.com/NEPatriotNation/videos/1266885480068710/ (https://www.facebook.com/NEPatriotNation/videos/1266885480068710/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 25, 2017, 08:57:43 AM
If you are a Brady fan this is so cool.  10-12 min video

https://www.facebook.com/NEPatriotNation/videos/1266885480068710/ (https://www.facebook.com/NEPatriotNation/videos/1266885480068710/)

I enjoyed it - like how they did the montage of other events/games as well
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 25, 2017, 09:59:06 AM
As you can see i pulled it from Patriot Nation off Facebook.
they give credit to
all credit to Joseph Vincent, check him out on youtube = > https://youtu.be/DOZS4YwqNMU
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 26, 2017, 08:29:46 AM
How in the world does a person who is taking hormones to become a boy get to wrestle against girls who can't take hormones?



https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/meet-the-texas-wrestler-who-won-a-girls-state-title-his-name-is-mack/2017/02/25/982bd61c-fb6f-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?utm_term=.56fcd2bf6a46 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/meet-the-texas-wrestler-who-won-a-girls-state-title-his-name-is-mack/2017/02/25/982bd61c-fb6f-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?utm_term=.56fcd2bf6a46)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 26, 2017, 11:03:42 AM
In the PRO's the Hormones would get you booted?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 02, 2017, 07:31:35 PM
This guy NAILED it!

I can identify with all but 2.

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/09/15_reasons_im_a_lifelong_hopel.html#0 (http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/09/15_reasons_im_a_lifelong_hopel.html#0)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 02, 2017, 08:18:25 PM
Every time I see a clip of Barry Sanders in action I just grin and think to myself, wow.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 02, 2017, 08:27:24 PM
I think Barry probably still has a few good seasons left in him!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 02, 2017, 09:46:51 PM
What an amazing talent, wish I could have seen more of his games.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 07, 2017, 11:34:23 AM
The Lions have a sideline reporter who took it to a whole new level! 

She ran the 40 in heels... I can see the challenge now to the men - can you beat her time in heels?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/video-lions-reporter-records-impressive-40-time-while-wearing-heels/ar-AAnUqx6?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp (http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/video-lions-reporter-records-impressive-40-time-while-wearing-heels/ar-AAnUqx6?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 07, 2017, 11:37:56 AM
You think it was the heels that slowed her down?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on March 07, 2017, 03:05:51 PM
Got my Tiger season tickets today!

 :) ;) :D ;D :) :)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 07, 2017, 04:58:10 PM
Cool......Go Tigers!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 08, 2017, 01:00:42 PM
Unreal!

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/07/ncaa-rakes-in-nearly-1-billion-still-books-400-million-loss-in-2016/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs&yptr=yahoo (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/07/ncaa-rakes-in-nearly-1-billion-still-books-400-million-loss-in-2016/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs&yptr=yahoo)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 10, 2017, 05:57:39 PM
Go Blue!   seems to be peaking at the right time
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 10, 2017, 06:05:56 PM
And State just sucked it up today!

I really wanted to beat them again.

I thought Izzo was going to have a coronary on the sideline.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 12, 2017, 07:35:27 AM
Go Blue!   seems to be peaking at the right time

I saw them play a few games early in the season and thought it may be a long season for them.

They seem to have gelled and playing well together now.

Go Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 12, 2017, 10:11:48 AM
Wiscy going to be a tough game.  Mich has to hit their 3's to stay in
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on March 12, 2017, 01:10:24 PM
Win or lose it shouldn't change their NCAA seeding.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 12, 2017, 01:50:35 PM
I can't wait to see this Lions O Line in action!

The fact that we got better - and the Packers and Vikings got worse in the process - that is PRICELESS!

Is it August yet?

The Kool Aide might taste sweet this year.

Go Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 12, 2017, 04:58:40 PM
Go Blue!

B1G Mens B-Ball Champs!

B1G Womens Gymnastics Regular Season Champs!

Maybe Hockey can pull an upset at the Joe next week?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on March 12, 2017, 05:03:07 PM
SWEET
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 12, 2017, 05:56:07 PM
I've been wearing the same Mich BB hoodie for 4 days. I'm afraid to wash it now until NCAA tournament over
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on March 12, 2017, 06:11:53 PM
I've been wearing the same Mich BB hoodie for 4 days. I'm afraid to wash it now until NCAA tournament over

Don't
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 12, 2017, 09:12:48 PM
Win or lose it shouldn't change their NCAA seeding.
Michigan finishes a 7   while Wisconsin an 8    Could have been the tournament!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: whispers on March 12, 2017, 09:39:17 PM
Detroit Lions improved their Offensive line with two blockbuster signings that brings big pro bowl TJ Lang (Green Bay) and big Rick Wagner (Ravens) to protect Detroit Quarterback Matt Stafford. Some argue this free agent move makes Detroit one of NFL's top ten offensive lines if not, top three.

Detroit lost Riley Reif to the Minnesota Vikings and Larry Warford to the New Orleans Saints both good offensive players but Detroit picks up two players much better.

TJ Lang set aside an offer from Seattle to return home to his native home here in Michigan. Lang is a former Eastern Michigan University graduate.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 12, 2017, 10:04:05 PM
If Swanson can stay away from concussions and Decker and Glasgow continue to improve the Lions OLine might just be the best in the NFL..
The big obstacle is how the refs view them. Some teams do nothing but hold and never get called.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 13, 2017, 06:36:14 PM
Michigan finishes a 7   while Wisconsin an 8    Could have been the tournament!

And MN and Purdue both higher than that.

Go figure.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 16, 2017, 06:50:00 PM
LOL  and Mn left the dance early...   Too bad they didn't give the higher seed to Michigan! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 17, 2017, 08:39:30 AM
LOL  and Mn left the dance early...   Too bad they didn't give the higher seed to Michigan!

No thanks - I like making the little brother Middle TN Jokes.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 17, 2017, 08:42:40 AM
I wonder if I watched Red coach his last game Thursday.

They called a time out with a minute or so left, down 4-1.  Why bother extending it?

After the game Red was the last one off the ice for us.  Not sure if I am reading too much into that, and the time out, but it seems like he stayed around just a little longer then he usually does.

Class act, too bad it was such a disappointing season.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 17, 2017, 10:41:19 AM
I'll interpret for the non- hockey fans...    Red is the coach of UM Hockey team
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 17, 2017, 10:58:06 AM
I remember Berenson playing for the St. Louis Blues along side of Barclay Plager.....hell of a tandem. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 17, 2017, 02:31:59 PM
Nice win by the Wolverines Basketball Team!

Bring on the next round!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 19, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
Go Blue........I swore that the bad in-bound pass was going to cost them the game.

Excellent game, great one to watch................GO BLUE!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 19, 2017, 05:56:35 PM
Go Blue!

Bring on Rhode Island or Oregon!

I wouldn't even mind beating Sparty again this year, but I doubt they get past the two in front of them.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 19, 2017, 07:39:49 PM
Sparty quit at the end... 

Something you rarely will see from a Michigan Coached team!

Go Blue
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 19, 2017, 08:13:09 PM
3 Big 10 teams in the Sweet 16.

Not bad for a "down" league.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 20, 2017, 07:23:36 PM
Fuzz - Are you going to cruise over to KC next weekend?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 20, 2017, 07:49:28 PM
Naw......I got deported to Toluca again.  LOL
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 20, 2017, 07:56:31 PM
Well - try to make the best of it and find a local sporting event.....  like a bull or a cock fight?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 21, 2017, 10:32:18 AM
I have heard about the cock fights......really not that attractive to me, and probably not a safe crowd for a gringo to be at.  Not sure about the bullfighting......too brutal for my liking.

Baseball will be starting, or maybe already has, I may go see a game or two.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 21, 2017, 03:27:43 PM
Saw on news this morning they broke up a big cock fighting ring in Detroits little Mexico..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 21, 2017, 07:44:24 PM
I heard about the bust last weekend of the Cock Fighting ring in the D.

Someone complained there were too many cars parked everywhere - which is what tipped off the cops that something was going on.

Funny.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 10, 2017, 08:10:38 PM
Thank you Red!

You will be missed!

Go Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on April 14, 2017, 10:42:33 AM
I like the new Away uniform.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/13/detroit-lions-new-uniforms/100446496/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/13/detroit-lions-new-uniforms/100446496/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 29, 2017, 12:18:10 PM
I like the Lions Draft though 3 rounds.

Not spectacular - not going to win the Mel Kiper award - but I think they are getting solid players that will contribute in areas of need.

I am thinking we finally have a GM?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 30, 2017, 09:58:30 AM
I like the Lions Draft though 3 rounds.

Not spectacular - not going to win the Mel Kiper award - but I think they are getting solid players that will contribute in areas of need.

I am thinking we finally have a GM?
Best move they made - someone that had experience under NE who also can evaluate talent or have people that can!   

as a side note - I feel sorry for Peppers...  lost in Cleveland where he will get plenty of opportunity as they play a lot a defense there  ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on April 30, 2017, 10:28:32 AM
as a side note - I feel sorry for Peppers...  lost in Cleveland where he will get plenty of opportunity as they play a lot a defense there  ;)

I love it that the OSU fans are losing their mind that Cleveland traded down - passing on the OSU Safety - to take Peppers that they consider a fraud.

Time will tell if "Moneyball" works in football.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on April 30, 2017, 10:57:48 AM
After seeing all the UM draft picks selected...  I was worried we might not be able to put a team on the field this year  :)   

What I did hear was how many of those players were "coached up" to their success!   as they were not his recruits.     One of the best coaches at that... 

I gotta keep remembering to thank SF for their decision to fire him  :) 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on April 30, 2017, 01:26:01 PM
Michigan in Rome. Weeks recap from the Blades Kyle Rowland
http://www.toledoblade.com/WheninRome (http://www.toledoblade.com/WheninRome)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on April 30, 2017, 01:49:18 PM
That's a very good read, and the videos.....thanks for posting, I sometimes forget to browse through The Blade coverage on occasion.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on April 30, 2017, 04:56:44 PM
I started following Kyle Rowland on Twitter.  I think he might actually be a Michigan fan that works for the Blade. The other dorks say they are but they sure seem to love  the suckeyes
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on May 04, 2017, 04:21:41 PM
If it keeps raining, water polo will become a favorite sport....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 29, 2017, 05:01:48 PM
The guy sure knows how to hit The Self-destruct Switch.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christinebrennan/2017/05/29/tiger-woods-mug-shot-suspicion-dui/102291650/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christinebrennan/2017/05/29/tiger-woods-mug-shot-suspicion-dui/102291650/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 31, 2017, 11:38:24 AM
Later saw that the Tiger deal was maybe an adverse reaction to prescription drugs.  Still, the guy must be a head case.

Saw this clip and found post-worthy......I agree with Jake Arrieta about refreshing, I really miss it in hockey and think it is part of that game as well.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/05/31/cubs-jake-arrieta-says-nationals-giants-brawl-refreshing/102340572/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/05/31/cubs-jake-arrieta-says-nationals-giants-brawl-refreshing/102340572/)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 31, 2017, 03:10:20 PM
The media sure did a hit piece on Tiger..  Wonder if they would have done that when he was on top of his game?
I bet he is a Trump supporter..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 31, 2017, 03:17:23 PM
LOL.......I didn't expect that post to generate a political response.  I slapped my knee a laughing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on May 31, 2017, 04:39:25 PM
 ;)
LOL.......I didn't expect that post to generate a political response.  I slapped my knee a laughing.

thin skin...
 ;)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 31, 2017, 05:40:41 PM
It's still puzzling how the media, mostly ESPN is all over Tiger Woods. He was the best golfer ever a few years ago and worshiped by most.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on May 31, 2017, 07:07:08 PM
;)
thin skin...
 ;)

LOL, thanks for pointing out the skin gets thinner with the aging process Fritz.   ;D  I had to laugh at the political response though, it just tickled me.

It's still puzzling how the media, mostly ESPN is all over Tiger Woods. He was the best golfer ever a few years ago and worshiped by most.

Yea, doinking in the trailer park is frowned on by most golf elitist.  His game obviously was never the same, which goes to show that a lot of the game is in your head. The game must also take a toll on the back, look how long he was swinging a club.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 04, 2017, 11:37:28 PM
The guy sure knows how to hit The Self-destruct Switch.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christinebrennan/2017/05/29/tiger-woods-mug-shot-suspicion-dui/102291650/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christinebrennan/2017/05/29/tiger-woods-mug-shot-suspicion-dui/102291650/)


(https://pics.me.me/tiger-woods-nobody-could-screw-up-their-career-the-way-22092846.png)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 19, 2017, 08:37:56 AM
I'm thinking this is why he hasn't found an NFL team to take him


Colin Kaepernick Compares Police to Slave Patrol After Philando Castile Verdict
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2716363-colin-kaepernick-compares-police-to-slave-patrol-after-philando-castile-verdict (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2716363-colin-kaepernick-compares-police-to-slave-patrol-after-philando-castile-verdict)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 19, 2017, 11:52:12 AM
I'm not sure any owners want his baggage provided they have options.  I believe that's how his Seattle prospect for employment got nixed.

Lots of folks out there who just don't know when to shut their mouths.....hell, look at this forum.   ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on June 19, 2017, 12:19:02 PM
I'm not sure any owners want his baggage provided they have options.  I believe that's how his Seattle prospect for employment got nixed.

Lots of folks out there who just don't know when to shut their mouths.....hell, look at this forum.   ;D

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 20, 2017, 10:38:36 AM


Lots of folks out there who just don't know when to shut their mouths.....hell, look at this forum.   ;D
Spit my coffee out on that one!  LOL
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on June 20, 2017, 04:34:30 PM

Lots of folks out there who just don't know when to shut their mouths.....hell, look at this forum.   ;D

Fuzz, this is why you are my hero....     ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 29, 2017, 01:38:35 PM
LOL  SEC "tough" guys - isn't Vanerbilt supposed to be the SEC's Northwestern

Going all OJ - this guy decided to bring some muscle (and a pellet gun) to a gun battle
Can't imagine who lost...   


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2718689-vanderbilt-suspends-3-players-after-involvement-in-shooting-at-target?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=college-football (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2718689-vanderbilt-suspends-3-players-after-involvement-in-shooting-at-target?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=college-football)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on July 07, 2017, 05:20:57 PM
Vanderbilt typically has a pretty good baseball team - and believe me - that is much respected in the SEC.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 06, 2017, 09:44:04 AM
Impressed with the reload at Michigan vs Florida

Why did Sparty take the week off?

(only the big teams were showcased?)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 06, 2017, 07:49:29 PM
You didn't find Sparty hanging out on ESPNU?

They made BG look good.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 25, 2017, 09:07:10 AM
Sparty looked pitiful against ND... 


Was enjoyable playing golf instead of watching the millionaire crybabies disrespect our flag/anthem
They decided their fairytale rise to riches wasn't good enough so they killed the golden goose...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on September 25, 2017, 11:09:49 AM
Well Professor, from comments i see on social media there are a lot of fans dissapointed in their pro teams.  And with all the costs of going to games the owners are likely to see a cut back on next years season tics if it continues.  In a number of cases professional athletes are causing some of the problems in society today.  How many of them do we read about fathering kids on one night stands and not supporting them, leaving them for the government to take care of.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Newport-Bill on September 25, 2017, 11:57:27 AM
The irony of it all to me is they are protesting "social inequality" while they are making millions for playing a kids game when people who contribute so much more to society (ie: teachers) are struggling to make ends meet and often contribute their wages back to provide classroom resources.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on September 25, 2017, 07:21:59 PM
I don't care if they protest social inequality.

It is a topic we need to talk about - especially after the last eight years.

What I have a problem with is why would you chose to offend so many people while you do so?  How is that winning anyone over to your cause?

I think it is just showing people that you are disrespectful, perhaps uneducated, and just don't give a shite about those that have sacrificed so you can have what you have and do what you do.

How can I respect your view - when you don't respect others?

And oh by the way - your salary is based on TV Ratings, Ticket sales, Merchandise Sales - and ya'all are killing them.

You may want to rethink your approach.

The poster child for it is unemployed.  That should tell you something?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on September 25, 2017, 08:51:11 PM
Snowflake Fairy Tale time -     please read us the story about killing the golden goose! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on October 02, 2017, 03:10:18 PM
Take the Spartans and the points.. Better yet take them straight up with the money line and make some big$$$$. Michigan cant run the ball and has no QB. Easy money!Can't wait to see them wreck Michigans season at night in front of 100000!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 02, 2017, 03:30:20 PM
Things might have changed a little. Speight out multiple games.  The running game just got better because O'Korn can pass..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 02, 2017, 08:33:30 PM
Rumor is Speight has a cracked vertebrae. 

I feel for the boy - and they didn't even flag the dirty SOB that did it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 03, 2017, 05:44:22 PM
Take the Spartans and the points.. Better yet take them straight up with the money line and make some big$$$$. Michigan cant run the ball and has no QB. Easy money!Can't wait to see them wreck Michigans season at night in front of 100000!
LOL  I remember them stellar picks from last year
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 03, 2017, 05:45:41 PM
Rumor is Speight has a cracked vertebrae. 

I feel for the boy - and they didn't even flag the dirty SOB that did it.

From the hit - it is likely-   also why they were upset that primitive equipment was around the stadium, but they got a nice van to take the injured player a few blocks to the hospital I guess...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 05, 2017, 02:50:17 PM
They asked a toddler to rate all the mascots in Major League Baseball...

The Tigers' Paws finished quite a bit higher than the Tiger did this season :o :o :o

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/list/mlb-mascots-ranked-by-a-toddler/rb8rq0eghxd010yuc1u1vcsli/slide/28 (http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/list/mlb-mascots-ranked-by-a-toddler/rb8rq0eghxd010yuc1u1vcsli/slide/28)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 05, 2017, 03:49:20 PM
Paws was entertaining!  Wonder what PETA's position on that is?   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on October 08, 2017, 08:41:59 AM
Things might have changed a little. Speight out multiple games.  The running game just got better because O'Korn can pass..
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! How did that work out for you. You got outcoached again and outplayed. Made some big$$$$$ but nothing better that walking out of the big house with all those soaking wet Wal Mart Wolverines last night!!! We were soaked to but loved every minute of it. They need to play this game in the big house every year.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 09, 2017, 10:25:55 AM
6 turnovers = 4 point loss....   

Defense will be hoping the next QB up can play! 

Still can't fathom how a dirty hit on Speight hasn't mustered anything from BIG10...   
Fractured Vertebrae is a life issue not football! 
Hope he recovers and enjoys his education From Michigan
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on October 19, 2017, 09:33:33 AM
Spartans WILL still be leading the B1G after this weekend. Michigan not so much. Dantonio owns Michigan as usual. My lock of the week take the under in Michigan Penn State. Neither team will come close to 20 points.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 20, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
Spartans WILL still be leading the B1G after this weekend. Michigan not so much. Dantonio owns Michigan as usual. My lock of the week take the under in Michigan Penn State. Neither team will come close to 20 points.

I see the Spartans are going to play LJ Scott.

The courts must be more lenient than the East Lansing Police.

The Spartans are a classy bunch for sure.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on October 20, 2017, 07:01:32 PM
I see the Spartans are going to play LJ Scott.

The courts must be more lenient than the East Lansing Police.

The Spartans are a classy bunch for sure.


7 charges in a year for driving without a valid license is impressive.


Scott has been charged for driving without a license or on a suspended license at least six other times in Ohio and Michigan since last year, according to court records.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2017/10/19/michigan-state-footballs-lj-scott-arrested-faces-7th-driving-charge/779633001/ (http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2017/10/19/michigan-state-footballs-lj-scott-arrested-faces-7th-driving-charge/779633001/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 20, 2017, 09:14:43 PM
7 charges in a year for driving without a valid license is impressive.


Scott has been charged for driving without a license or on a suspended license at least six other times in Ohio and Michigan since last year, according to court records.

[url]http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2017/10/19/michigan-state-footballs-lj-scott-arrested-faces-7th-driving-charge/779633001/[/url] ([url]http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/2017/10/19/michigan-state-footballs-lj-scott-arrested-faces-7th-driving-charge/779633001/[/url])


Yep.

But he has a license now - with no restrictions!

Put him in!

It is a football miracle.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 20, 2017, 09:36:27 PM
I had a lot more respect for Dantonio until this came out.  Disappointing!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 21, 2017, 05:44:19 PM
I wondered how the NBA would express themselves, I didn't see this one coming.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/singer-takes-knee-while-performing-national-anthem-during-044402355--abc-news-topstories.html (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/singer-takes-knee-while-performing-national-anthem-during-044402355--abc-news-topstories.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 21, 2017, 10:24:02 PM
I wondered how the NBA would express themselves, I didn't see this one coming.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/singer-takes-knee-while-performing-national-anthem-during-044402355--abc-news-topstories.html (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/singer-takes-knee-while-performing-national-anthem-during-044402355--abc-news-topstories.html)

I guess they want to finish off their league too.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 22, 2017, 08:05:09 AM
Glad to see JV will get another shot at a World Series ring, I'd sure like to have a shot at his little Kate!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on October 22, 2017, 08:47:04 AM
Either JV or Grandy will get their ring.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 22, 2017, 10:37:42 AM
Oh yea, I forgot about Curtis.......he is deserving as well.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 23, 2017, 12:46:28 AM
Its funny watching scattered FB - with no Fantasy drive to see who's performing...   

I did watch tonight's super bowl rematch...  and Atlanta looks pitiful - its like they never got off the mat after the devastating loss in the superbowl.

The fans were having fun wearing their shirts -   First half winner  and other creative ones
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on October 23, 2017, 10:24:17 AM
What an enjoyable day of college football action on Saturday.  Watched the first place Spartans roll on a beautiful day in East Lansing, then home just in time to watch the second half of Michigan getting torched by Penn State.  Michigan defense was even worse then I thought. Harbaugh exposed for the fraud he is! Michigans bad defense cost me $$$ but it was worth every penny to watch! How long till Harbaugh goes back to the NFL! 8-4 if he is lucky this year and maybe Motor City Bowl.  lolololololol
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 23, 2017, 11:45:01 AM
I'm thinking Outback Steakhouse bowl -   ready to book my flight! 

Funny at the beginning of the year everyone said - Its a rebuilding year - then they saw the progress the defense made - and Speight was managing games...   Dirty hit took out QB and Defense can't play the entire game - needs some balance!

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on October 23, 2017, 11:47:09 AM
I'm thinking that someone was correct in saying the Judge allowing the woman beater from Ohio State to play for dallas - Must have him on his Fantasy team!   

They have clear cut power (the NFL) ceded to them by the players association - as proven in the Brady Case...  No evidence needed they can do what they want!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 23, 2017, 12:19:21 PM
Ever since I moved here, except for the RR and BH years, Michigan football is overrated generally ---- and I say that as a fan.  They have a way to go to compete on the level year after year as say like a Ohio State.  Jealousy aside, now that is a top notch program and led by a great coach in Urban Meyer.  Take the off-field issues out of it.

Dantonio has been a breathe of fresh air to the Big10 and a damned good coach; taking MI State to where he has over the last 7 to 10 years is a job very well done.  Again, take the off-field issues aside.

This year....I kept thinking to myself UM is not deserving of the rank considering graduation and players taken in the NFL draft.  Well, as much as it pains me to say it, and with their starting QB out (both of which suck IMO)......they are a Top 20 to 30 team. 

Harbaugh has some development work to do and I wish him the best of luck, but this team is just average.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 23, 2017, 06:15:41 PM
Its funny watching scattered FB - with no Fantasy drive to see who's performing...   

I did watch tonight's super bowl rematch...  and Atlanta looks pitiful - its like they never got off the mat after the devastating loss in the superbowl.

The fans were having fun wearing their shirts -   First half winner  and other creative ones

I have to say.....  it's nice not watching stupid games cause you or the other guy has a player going!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 23, 2017, 06:19:27 PM
Harbaugh has some development work to do and I wish him the best of luck, but this team is just average.

They are young - but generally entertaining.

No off field issues (knock on wood.)

I am still watching with great expectations that the O Line play will improve, and I expect next year we will have a younger QB - who should improve that play.

In the meantime - it could be worse!  We could be having the everyone is going to jail MSU year - or Rich Rod could be the coach again!

I will take this situation and enjoy it! 

At the end of the day you are watching kids in college play a game.  You can't take it too seriously.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 23, 2017, 06:25:12 PM
I agree.....still disappointing, but that's just from being a fan and following the hype.

I good clip I read today.....https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-fine-jim-harbaugh-apos-141311418.html (https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-fine-jim-harbaugh-apos-141311418.html)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 23, 2017, 06:35:16 PM
I agree.....still disappointing, but that's just from being a fan and following the hype.

I good clip I read today.....https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-fine-jim-harbaugh-apos-141311418.html (https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-fine-jim-harbaugh-apos-141311418.html)

It would be nice to win a B1G title, or another National Championship - but I think it will come.

Everyone at the beginning of the year had them at 8-4.  Looks about right now - unless things start to click in a major way.  I guess I thought that was low - but I was hoping for a reload - not a rebuild.  That probably wasn't going to happen at this stage of the program.

The main thing I am happy about is they appear to be doing things the right way.

Kids are taking real majors that require studying - which wasn't the case a few years ago.

I am pretty sure that Harbaugh and his staff are putting out Michigan Men - as does Beilein,  Mel, and the other coaches.  We have a great AD at the helm - finally - who is focused on his student athletes.

This glass is half full! 

Honestly what would really disappoint me is if we had a player arrested during the week - and a football miracle happened and he played him on Saturday.

I don't think that is going to happen.

It might win football games - but it doesn't accomplish the goal.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 24, 2017, 06:40:25 PM
Was just wondering about a statement I just read on Yahoo Sports.............Verlander is not quite a HOF pitcher just yet and need at least 2 more years of performance to get there?    Hummmmmmm, I think he may already be there.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 24, 2017, 06:45:06 PM
Was just wondering about a statement I just read on Yahoo Sports.............Verlander is not quite a HOF pitcher just yet and need at least 2 more years of performance to get there?    Hummmmmmm, I think he may already be there.

No World Series rings......
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 24, 2017, 06:50:48 PM
I may pick it up for some airport reading.

https://sports.yahoo.com/m/1f07ad2e-6e73-371c-8a7b-50478d915317/colin-kaepernick-signs-%241m.html (https://sports.yahoo.com/m/1f07ad2e-6e73-371c-8a7b-50478d915317/colin-kaepernick-signs-%241m.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 28, 2017, 09:09:49 AM
Finally.....  A Fall Football Saturday where the weather FEELS like Football!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on October 28, 2017, 09:35:02 AM
There are some damn good games on tap for today.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 28, 2017, 01:03:39 PM
Michigan is making Rutgers look pretty good so far :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 28, 2017, 01:20:07 PM
Michigan is making Rutgers look pretty good so far :-\ :-\ :-\

And as I hit 'post' on the above Michigan put in a 'new' quarterback which seems to have inspired both the offense and the defense!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 28, 2017, 05:40:41 PM
And as I hit 'post' on the above Michigan put in a 'new' quarterback which seems to have inspired both the offense and the defense!

The youngster looked pretty good - and I think he will get better as he plays.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 28, 2017, 06:04:04 PM
It was pretty cool up there today.  Probably wasn't that bad but it came so fast i haven't adjusted yet..
last night HS was worse as it rained all night in Wyandotte.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on October 29, 2017, 09:07:03 PM
Nice to see Barry Sanders on the field with the Lions again...   even if he's not playing.

I wonder how competitive he could still be?

When our oldest daughter was still in high school and playing basketball her team (like many others) had traveled up to SVSU (Saginaw) for summer basketball camp.  Just so happened the Lions were there that same week for a camp too.  One morning she skipped breakfast and just went down to the gym to just 'shoot around' by herself.  She'd been at it a few minutes when she heard someone ask if he could shoot a few with her.  She turned around and it was Barry Sanders.  I'm sure many don't realize that basketball was his early favorite sport even though he wasn't real tall. 

I'll skip ahead here to when she was telling me about the 'experience' after they got home...   I asked her "so what did you say"...

she replied "I was too nervous to talk...   I just tossed him the ball".

Anyway, they shot around for a bit before their scheduled activities for the day took over.  When the rest of her team showed up Barry just kind of drifted off to wherever someone like Barry Sanders disappears to ;) ;) ;)

She said it's one thing to watch his moves on the football turf but something else to see him play on the hardwood and 'up close' like that. 

There was a commercial just before kickoff tonight showed him on the floor with a young girls' team playing basketball.  I thought I'd read somewhere that he is actually coaching maybe a high school team.  Anyone else know for sure about that?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 30, 2017, 05:47:15 PM
It was pretty cool up there today.  Probably wasn't that bad but it came so fast i haven't adjusted yet..
last night HS was worse as it rained all night in Wyandotte.

Are you looking forward to Prime time Game Number 2 - in November?

I am NOT.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on October 30, 2017, 06:22:26 PM
I do not like night games period. The next one could be brutal.  It was cold enough last sat, only because it’s been so warm. 
Teams have no option when TV says you’ll play when we tell you or you aren’t on TV.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on October 30, 2017, 07:19:57 PM
I do not like night games period. The next one could be brutal.  It was cold enough last sat, only because it’s been so warm. 
Teams have no option when TV says you’ll play when we tell you or you aren’t on TV.

I agree.

I hate night games in general.

I sold the Lions Sunday night.

I am really thinking about selling the MN game.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 01, 2017, 07:51:20 PM
Poor Cleveland can't even make a trade for a QB  the right way - no wonder they can't win!   They could have gotten NE backup  for a 2nd round draft pick -   

As a side note I see sponsors starting to drop the NFL - I just may have to get a Poppa Johns to celebrate the breakthrough -   citing lack of direction from the top.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 02, 2017, 11:05:44 PM
Isn't it time for the troll to show up and tell us how poorly Michigan is going to do this weekend - and how the Spartans will be in first place when it is over?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on November 06, 2017, 09:09:55 AM
Isn't it time for the troll to show up and tell us how poorly Michigan is going to do this weekend - and how the Spartans will be in first place when it is over?
Turns out it was a great time for you to show up and do that for us! First place in the B1G feels great if you were wondering since you havent been there in over a decade. Enjoy your wins against the also rans before you get exposed big time in your last two games. #V4MSU
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 06, 2017, 08:00:51 PM
Turns out it was a great time for you to show up and do that for us! First place in the B1G feels great if you were wondering since you havent been there in over a decade. Enjoy your wins against the also rans before you get exposed big time in your last two games. #V4MSU

LOL - You are a such a chickenshite. 

You are absent when you lose - and boisterous when you win.

The definition of a Sams Club Sparty troll.

If you are going to talk trash you need to learn how to do it win or lose.

However - since most Spartans are like you - it is no surprise you are like this.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 06, 2017, 08:10:57 PM
I'm sure everyone has been caught up Buckeye fans and their ability to know at least 2 of the letters it takes to spell OH IO..
The new response I heard about today to the initial OH would be from a buckeye hater. IO WA.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 06, 2017, 08:27:10 PM
There is nothing like a road trip to Iowa to ruin your day!

Been there done that!

Great place to see a game though - if you ever get a chance.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 06, 2017, 09:15:02 PM
I have a friend that went to the game sat. The highlight of her trip was waving to the kids in the hospital.   There wasn't much else to be happy about being a suckeye fan..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on November 07, 2017, 08:54:16 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d6/39/95/d63995f035b34f2c217b05d9c02ac75a.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 08, 2017, 11:38:26 AM
I'm thinking I've never liked basketball much - except college during the tournament - but with all the news of coaches taking bribes and the "shoe contracts" going to pay players...  the sport is really in trouble.

Then we have the UCLA kids thinking its a good idea in a foreign country to shoplift! 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/sports/liangelo-ball-ucla-china-shoplifting.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/sports/liangelo-ball-ucla-china-shoplifting.html)

It's not the SEC -  its China!   they probably don't care if you think you're a superstar
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 08, 2017, 05:51:22 PM
College Basketball is fun with John Beilein.

How about those Lions?

We have won 2/3 in Lambeau Field.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 08, 2017, 06:04:49 PM
I'm a little shocked the FBI investigation into a couple of basketball programs seemed to have dried up.  Lot of big money in College basketball like Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina.   There is no way anyone going to let those programs be exposed..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 11, 2017, 02:14:55 PM
Ohio State is giving Michigan State some jail house love.

Old Tea Party Patriot is going to have to become a GIANT Michigan fan if he wants any of his predictions to come true.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on November 11, 2017, 05:00:29 PM
CL was watching the game.  It was BRUTAL
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 11, 2017, 10:07:19 PM
Turns out it was a great time for you to show up and do that for us! First place in the B1G feels great if you were wondering since you havent been there in over a decade. Enjoy your wins against the also rans before you get exposed big time in your last two games. #V4MSU
I think they listened to all the bragging how good you thought they were and forgot to get off the bus today...   

old fashioned whooping - not lucky turnovers or facing a backup QB   ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 11, 2017, 11:01:52 PM
I think they listened to all the bragging how good you thought they were and forgot to get off the bus today...   

old fashioned whooping - not lucky turnovers or facing a backup QB   ;)

No rain.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on November 13, 2017, 10:49:47 AM
Ohio State is giving Michigan State some jail house love.

Old Tea Party Patriot is going to have to become a GIANT Michigan fan if he wants any of his predictions to come true.
I think they listened to all the bragging how good you thought they were and forgot to get off the bus today...   

old fashioned whooping - not lucky turnovers or facing a backup QB   ;)
Whats important is that Dantonio, MSU, and me are in your heads.And soon Urban Meyer will come to the big house and humble you yet again. So we miss the championship game.  Six of them have been played and we've been in half of them and won twice.I know you arent familiar with the championship game, but its this game played in Indianapolis every year since 2011. Its a great time.  Maybe you can get there some day in 10 or 20 years after Urban and Dantonio retire.
Miley will be a grandmother before I can stop using this;
(https://coedmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/michigan-state-football-memes-1.jpg?quality=88)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 13, 2017, 09:26:26 PM
Goodell wants a new contract calling for $50 mil a year and then a private jet at his calling for the rest of his life.  Thinks a lot of himself huh.  And all this from a sport that is losing fans
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2017, 10:24:37 PM
I see the NFL is threatening to kick Jerry our of his ownership if he doesn't leave Roger alone... 

That would be fun to watch
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 13, 2017, 10:30:59 PM
I think its funny watching the coaching carousel go around again  -   seems like the ride is getting shorter and shorter for most coaches.

Ask Nebraska now how great it was to get rid of Bo Pelini  because they thought 10 win seasons was getting boring  (well you can ask many other schools like Texas and Florida the same... )   


What I found odd was that Nebraska is openly courting a current coach - isn't their any NCAA rules on tampering?

https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-scott-frost-mike-riley-coach-candidates (https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-scott-frost-mike-riley-coach-candidates)


https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-scott-frost-mike-riley-coach-candidates (https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-scott-frost-mike-riley-coach-candidates)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 14, 2017, 07:56:59 AM
Scott Frost is their loser version of Jim Harbaugh.

Besides whining for a share of a National Championship his resume is kind of......  sad.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 18, 2017, 10:29:26 AM
GO BLUE!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 18, 2017, 01:35:37 PM
Glad the defense is playing...     

7-7  half after lots of bad plays on offense/special teams
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 18, 2017, 01:47:41 PM
we'll see who the best coach staff is in the second half.  Who can make adjustments to move the ball.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on November 18, 2017, 08:02:22 PM
we'll see who the best coach staff is in the second half.  Who can make adjustments to move the ball.
....and the answer is......NOT Harbaugh!  Lol at least you can go to the bowl game this year. Short drive to Detroit for you.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 19, 2017, 08:53:25 AM
I will admit to being probably one of the biggest Walmart Wolverine fans ever.  Fell in love with the Big House and the environment on my first OSU game back in the mid-80's.

No excuses for this year, but I think a lot of media folks have forgotten what was lost on the offensive line along with almost the entire defense.  The defense clicked, the offense just never picked up.  My guess is that this year was the fault of a young offensive line......QB protection and the slow to come running game kind of make me think this way. 

Good synopsis in the Detroit News today:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2017/11/18/niyo-covering-michigans-inadequacies/107837570/ (http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2017/11/18/niyo-covering-michigans-inadequacies/107837570/)

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 19, 2017, 10:56:03 AM
Michigan is in need of running backs, at least one that is a beast like Wiscy has in their freshman.  Other than Issac the rest are little scat backs that get dinged up to much.  Issac doesn't seem to want to play either.  He has multiple injuries and is always looking to turn it out rather than plow thru the line.  Against the suckeyes I'd run the fullbacks most of the time.  The offensive line seems to be getting better the last couple of games.  And i think i read where the O-line coach changed his blocking schemes block the guy in front of you instead of standing their looking for someone/
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 19, 2017, 12:30:45 PM
I would say it is more in the O Line.....
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 20, 2017, 11:19:48 AM
Yep the O line is what got their QB's injured - albeit cheap shots - they had shots.   The "good" news is they say its' better to be knocked out than have a concussion on the brain.     They had a strong chance to win - until he was knocked out of the game...  O'Korn has no chance.   

Wonder if they will adopt the NFL review after games for cheap shots missed by officiating crews
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on November 20, 2017, 11:36:54 AM
The O-line is playing better than they have in the past few years.  There are a number of really young guys playing now.  And some of the blocking problems fall to the running backs.  I think the play that took Peters out the running back was suppose to chip block the DE but he just let him run past.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on November 20, 2017, 02:27:58 PM
YThey had a strong chance to win - until he was knocked out of the game...
You obviously were'nt watching the game. Looks like you might get lucky now and go to the bronx for the Pinstripe bowl after next weeks humiliating loss to the Buckeyes.Nothing like a bowl game in the freezing cold.lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 21, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
Michigan will get a better bowl - because they have Alum that actually travel and support them.   

MSU actually played in the Cherry Bowl - proving they don't... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on November 21, 2017, 12:11:41 PM
Michigan will get a better bowl - because they have Alum that actually travel and support them.   

MSU actually played in the Cherry Bowl - proving they don't...


I had forgot that MSU played in the Cherry Bowl.   They almost beat Army except that they didn't.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on November 21, 2017, 01:15:43 PM
Lol.  True Michigan fans talking about stuff that happened over 30 years ago.  Now do we have to hear about all the things you won when they wore leather helmets?  MSU and OSU are kicking your butt on a regular basis.  You haven’t been to the Rose Bowl in 10 years and haven’t won one in 20.You haven’t sniffed the Big 10 championship game EVER in the 7 years its existed. You are tied for 4th place in the division hanging on for dear life to stay above Rutgers.  Harbaugh gets headlines but can’t win games. You probably have a couple more years of bitter disapointment before he heads back to the NFL in shame.  Guess that’s why you just love to talk about the olden days.lol BTW take Ohio State and give the points even if it gets up to 20. JT Barett might get back into the heisman conversation in just one game after he dismantels your overrated defense. It’s a LOCK.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 21, 2017, 06:31:57 PM
i got Barrett and the points, even though I'm a Walmart Wolverine.  The youngsters (State does too) are going to be better in the future.....at least I hope the offensive line is.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 22, 2017, 09:26:39 PM
Lol.  True Michigan fans talking about stuff that happened over 30 years ago.  Now do we have to hear about all the things you won when they wore leather helmets?  MSU and OSU are kicking your butt on a regular basis.  You haven’t been to the Rose Bowl in 10 years and haven’t won one in 20.You haven’t sniffed the Big 10 championship game EVER in the 7 years its existed. You are tied for 4th place in the division hanging on for dear life to stay above Rutgers.  Harbaugh gets headlines but can’t win games. You probably have a couple more years of bitter disapointment before he heads back to the NFL in shame.  Guess that’s why you just love to talk about the olden days.lol BTW take Ohio State and give the points even if it gets up to 20. JT Barett might get back into the heisman conversation in just one game after he dismantels your overrated defense. It’s a LOCK.

No predictions on the MSU Championship for this year?

You continue to be a chickenshit troll.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 22, 2017, 09:27:29 PM
It is pretty cool that Dwight Freeny is a Lion.

I hope he has some gas left in the tank.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 23, 2017, 04:18:25 PM
FuckingLions!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on November 23, 2017, 05:00:18 PM
FuckingLions!

Disappointing. 

I don't know why they insist on spotting the other team 2 TD's before they start playing.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 24, 2017, 10:37:56 AM
Caldwell needs to make them come out 15 minutes earlier - as it seems they warm up real slow! 

Lions - a long shot now  Minn looks like the real deal

Dallas - without the woman beater looks like they are toast.  I'm guessing they will have to pay him even more after that was exposed!

NYG - kept my faith as I new they were worse than the Lions

and finally a shout out to the SEC for having three teams this year!    Let Bama slide as I'm looking forward when they actually face a team after the SEC bye week - when other conferences are playing meaningful games.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on November 27, 2017, 10:27:56 PM
Saban has the SEC all F'd up coaches fired - going to other schools all because 9 wins means little anymore.

Tennessee took it to a new low -  letting the fans vote on the coach  :)   

Who's going to work for an AD that bows to fans and second guesses his own decision?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on November 28, 2017, 11:48:59 AM
Hoping that Georgia takes out Auburn this Saturday so it blocks the tide from rising.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on November 28, 2017, 12:19:35 PM
No doubt.......had to chuckle at Saben after the loss the other day how his team deserves to be in the final 4 for what they accomplished this year (actually some truth to that), yet it contradicted his statement from last year saying that if you were not a conference champion you shouldn't be considered (him trying to block Ohio State last year).
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on November 28, 2017, 12:41:34 PM

Alabama doesn't deserve to be in the finals based on their strength of schedule and record this year.   Wake Forest played tougher teams than Alabama.

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/sagarin/ (https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/sagarin/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 01, 2017, 11:37:13 AM
Alabama doesn't deserve to be in the finals based on their strength of schedule and record this year.   Wake Forest played tougher teams than Alabama.

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/sagarin/ (https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/sagarin/)

LOL   they are the vampires of the SEC - it takes two losses to kill them

I would rule them out just for playing Mercer... 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on December 01, 2017, 02:53:19 PM
No predictions on the MSU Championship for this year?

I continue to be a chickenshit troll.
I won't predict a championship.A final four probably championship only maybe. But in football you guys still seem to love talking about that second half rainstorm.  I got news for you;  It rained on both sides of the field. You need to except the L and move on and wait for next years humbling in East Lansing to come up with next years excuse.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 01, 2017, 07:30:19 PM
I won't predict a championship.A final four probably championship only maybe. But in football you guys still seem to love talking about that second half rainstorm.  I got news for you;  It rained on both sides of the field. You need to except the L and move on and wait for next years humbling in East Lansing to come up with next years excuse.

Chickenshit.

How is you football championship coming along this year?

You got your playoff tickets booked?

I'm sure you are down in Indy this weekend?

You want to talk Basketball?  My team won the Championship last year - lest you forget.

I'm sure Izzo will have your team underachieving when it counts - again.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 02, 2017, 02:07:03 PM
I see the defenses took another day off in the Big 12
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 02, 2017, 02:22:25 PM
I've always liked Big12 football......going back as far as the SWC roots.  Too bad Texas fuckedupa damn good conference.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on December 02, 2017, 04:21:33 PM
Don't usually comment on this thread but I see NFL attendance numbers are staying down.  I like it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on December 02, 2017, 07:12:58 PM



Georgia is pounding the wooden stake through the Tigers and straight into the heart of Bama.   
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 02, 2017, 07:17:20 PM
SEC football is some good stuff.....I'm not a huge fan, but there is some great games come out of their championship games.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 03, 2017, 07:00:08 PM
I want to totally congratulate Little Brother on getting an outstanding bowl bid to the San Diego Holiday Bowl to play Washington State on December 28.

It does seem like Michigan's bid to the Outback Bowl to play South Carolina on January 1 is WAY better though.

I guess when you are the Leaders and the Best - and you have Alumni willing to buy tickets - these things WILL happen.

So sad for the Spartans!  Screwed again.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 03, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
And Suckeyes end up in Cotton Bowl
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on December 04, 2017, 09:51:31 AM
I want to totally congratulate Little Brother on getting an outstanding bowl bid to the San Diego Holiday Bowl to play Washington State on December 28.

It does seem like Michigan's bid to the Outback Bowl to play South Carolina on January 1 is WAY better though.

I guess when you are the Leaders and the Best - and you have Alumni willing to buy tickets - these things WILL happen.

So sad for the Spartans!  Screwed again.
We are happy to be in San Diego rather than be the 5th best game of 5 on new years day.Had a great time at the Rose Bowl (remember that game?  You used to play in it a long time ago)and look forward to going back to Cali.What makes me even happier is that we are in your heads so much that as soon as you get picked for your annual also ran bowl game your first thought is about us (and lil ol me).Since the original little brother comment was made we are 8-2 against you. So call yourself leaders and best or big brother or whatever you want.  We’ll just call you what you really are----our b*tch. You only got 10 months to work on your excuses for losing to us next year so get on it!!!!   #V4MSU
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 04, 2017, 06:04:15 PM
Funny.

Harbaugh congratulates the Spartans on a big bounce back season - and Dantonio with his giant inferiority complex does not accept it graciously.

What a tool Dantonio is.  Too bad he doesn't focus on things like winning CHAMPIONSHIPS.

http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2017/12/mark_dantonio_responds_to_jim.html (http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2017/12/mark_dantonio_responds_to_jim.html)


Quote
For all Spartans, “it’s not over, it’ll never be over, it’s just getting started” #SpartansWill


I think Michigan is in little brothers head.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on December 05, 2017, 12:07:37 PM
I think Michigan is in little brothers head.

I doubt the illiterate troll completed middle school much less went to Moo U.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 05, 2017, 08:23:34 PM
I doubt the illiterate troll completed middle school much less went to Moo U.

I was actually talking about the Head Coach at MSU.

However - I agree that our Troll is just about as witty as Mark Dantonio.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 07, 2017, 10:55:21 AM
Dantonio still having troubles with why little brother didn't get the New Years bowl... 

Michigan Grads/fans actually travel!   MSU is a fair weather fan base that only attends if they win.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 07, 2017, 12:04:50 PM
It's like the rest of the world......follow the money and that will tell the story.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 07, 2017, 05:34:05 PM
Dantonio still having troubles with why little brother didn't get the New Years bowl... 

Michigan Grads/fans actually travel!   MSU is a fair weather fan base that only attends if they win.

You called it weeks ago!

It was enjoyable watching all the little brothers out there blow their top.

Hope that Outback boycott is going well for them.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 08, 2017, 08:20:02 AM
You called it weeks ago!

It was enjoyable watching all the little brothers out there blow their top.

Hope that Outback boycott is going well for them.
Can't make the game - but I'll get one of those shirts just for my MSU friends...  :)   Where they playing again  LOL!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 08, 2017, 10:18:03 AM
I bet there will be at least 100 sparty fans in San Diego for their bowl..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on December 08, 2017, 10:20:03 AM
How soon you forget!! I hope you were some of those people I enjoyed seeing doing that walk of shame out of the stadium that you must be getting used to by now when the Spartans kick your butts on the field.  love that you guys don’t get it. You think big attendance is winning.You think higher recruiting rankings is winning. You think your coach getting attention is winning. You think going to what you think is a better bowl game is winning.Then you wonder why so feel so bad when you walk out of the stadium after you get beat. Ok you guys can win recruiting every year. You can win more attention from the media with your coach that can’t beat any of his rivals .You can win the TV ratings.You can win selling out your big stadium with a bunch of old fogies who sit on their hands and buy tickets no matter how bad the team sucks.A friend of mine went to the Rutgers game and said the student section was mostly empty along with thousands of other seats, but of course the attendance is always 110000.You can win having higher paid coaches. You don’t know what real winning is.Its about winning games against winning teams(you won ZERO of those this year)conference titles, and championships something you aren’t familiar with.Hell you never even won your division EVER! We’ll just keep kicking your butts on the field leaving your overrated coaches and players to walk off the field in shame year after year.  Nothing I love better and it’s been great to watch 8 of the last 10 years and sure to continue. Remember that feeling and get used to it even though you should already be used to it. I just hope you get over that loss in October someday. #V4MSU
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 08, 2017, 06:39:01 PM
How soon you forget!! I hope you were some of those people I enjoyed seeing doing that walk of shame out of the stadium that you must be getting used to by now when the Spartans kick your butts on the field.  love that you guys don’t get it. You think big attendance is winning.You think higher recruiting rankings is winning. You think your coach getting attention is winning. You think going to what you think is a better bowl game is winning.Then you wonder why so feel so bad when you walk out of the stadium after you get beat. Ok you guys can win recruiting every year. You can win more attention from the media with your coach that can’t beat any of his rivals .You can win the TV ratings.You can win selling out your big stadium with a bunch of old fogies who sit on their hands and buy tickets no matter how bad the team sucks.A friend of mine went to the Rutgers game and said the student section was mostly empty along with thousands of other seats, but of course the attendance is always 110000.You can win having higher paid coaches. You don’t know what real winning is.Its about winning games against winning teams(you won ZERO of those this year)conference titles, and championships something you aren’t familiar with.Hell you never even won your division EVER! We’ll just keep kicking your butts on the field leaving your overrated coaches and players to walk off the field in shame year after year.  Nothing I love better and it’s been great to watch 8 of the last 10 years and sure to continue. Remember that feeling and get used to it even though you should already be used to it. I just hope you get over that loss in October someday. #V4MSU

LOL.

3-9.

Enough said.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on December 11, 2017, 06:05:19 PM

@SheaPatterson_1 announced today that he is transferring to Michigan.

https://twitter.com/SheaPatterson_1/status/940281651317411840


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQyNLDpUIAAn1Ud.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 12, 2017, 09:53:01 AM
This is like the Penn State debacle - where a school put on Sanctions, must let the students out of their scholarships...   not a graduate transfer. 

Will be interesting to see if he can make the top 2 in the depth chart
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on December 12, 2017, 08:11:38 PM
can't ever have too many quarterbacks
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 12, 2017, 08:38:14 PM
I read an interesting take on Peters - and the other QB's today.

Summary:  They can't really lose.

Concept:  Malzone graduated in 3.5 years.  He red shirted one of those years.  He is leaving as a Grad Transfer this year - will probably find someplace he can play right away - and he has two years of eligibility left.

So - even if Peters and or McCaffery or Milton never play - they get the best QB degree going, and they leave with 2 years of eligibility.

It doesn't sound like a bad deal.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on December 12, 2017, 09:17:58 PM
Being a premium athlete at Michigan with a degree will carry them far, very far..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: excelsior on December 13, 2017, 10:45:30 AM

I did not realize that Shea was from Toledo.

Shea Patterson details his decision to come to Michigan

http://www.toledoblade.com/College/2017/12/13/Shea-Patterson-details-his-decision-to-come-to-Michigan.html (http://www.toledoblade.com/College/2017/12/13/Shea-Patterson-details-his-decision-to-come-to-Michigan.html)

In his first interview since deciding to transfer to Michigan, Shea Patterson said he’s coming to Ann Arbor with a national title in his sights.

The former Ole Miss quarterback told The Blade that championships, Jim Harbaugh, and the pull of his hometown all factored into his decision to join the Wolverines.

Shea Patterson practices with local football players at the St. Francis de Sales School football field during the summer of 2016. Patterson, a Toledo native and Ole Miss quarterback at the time, announced his decision to transfer to Michigan on Monday.

“I’m really not one to jump ship on anything,” the Toledo native said. “But I’m really big on setting goals and achieving them. I did that throughout high school. One of the main goals was to win a national championship. At Ole Miss, I didn't have an opportunity to do that. Things didn't shake out the way I planned — coach [Hugh Freeze] got fired, the two-year bowl ban. I couldn’t look back on it after college and say I never got an opportunity to play for something like that.”
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on December 18, 2017, 08:59:50 AM
I saw the ending of two football games yesterday -  both rushed and disorganized.

How hard is it for professionals to manage time under pressure?

That is why NE has been a Dynasty - and the others unable to reach that pinnacle I guess.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 18, 2017, 10:05:05 AM
Here's one that will probably be discussed (maybe even argued about) for a long time!!!

Adds more fuel to the fire of video review for sure ;) ;) ;)



https://sports.yahoo.com/steelers-get-robbed-controversial-non-catch-call-003343632.html
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on December 18, 2017, 10:36:49 AM
I saw the ending of two football games yesterday -  both rushed and disorganized.

How hard is it for professionals to manage time under pressure?

That is why NE has been a Dynasty - and the others unable to reach that pinnacle I guess.

Plenty of finger pointing already:

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/steelers/2017/12/17/ben-roethlisberger-fake-spike-pittsburgh-steelers/960153001/ (https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/steelers/2017/12/17/ben-roethlisberger-fake-spike-pittsburgh-steelers/960153001/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on December 18, 2017, 05:30:41 PM
Here's one that will probably be discussed (maybe even argued about) for a long time!!!

Adds more fuel to the fire of video review for sure ;) ;) ;)



https://sports.yahoo.com/steelers-get-robbed-controversial-non-catch-call-003343632.html

They weren't robbed.

It was the proper application of the Calvin Johnson rule.

Anyone who says otherwise.....  well I guess they are just sore losers.

The real question is why didn't they kick a field goal to tie the game?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on December 22, 2017, 09:22:23 AM
I always enjoyed his work because he knew sports, and had that voice that was just easy to listen to.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/report-longtime-sportscaster-dick-enberg-died-heart-attack-san-diego-054953281.html (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/report-longtime-sportscaster-dick-enberg-died-heart-attack-san-diego-054953281.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on January 02, 2018, 09:01:49 AM
Perfect day for football yesterday.Either the B1G was going to have a perfect bowl season or Michigan was going to be the one to blow it for the conference.And they chocked it away in epic fashion. So glad they got to play in that 'better" bowl game so they could let everyone in the country see how pathetic they are. Plus my parlay with South Carolina and Notre Dame both straight up paid big $$$.Only thing better is now we get to hear Harbaugh excuses for 8 months.Great coach you have 8-5.Good thing you get to play Maryland and Rutgers every year lol
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2018, 09:28:03 AM
Makes you wonder who else he's left behind in his travels...   anyone in Ann Arbor ??? ??? ???


https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2018/01/03/rich-rodriguez-arizona-wildcats-fired-claim-sexual-harassment/998822001/?hootPostID=8a637b44c74abb79c02217a63e6e08b6 (https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2018/01/03/rich-rodriguez-arizona-wildcats-fired-claim-sexual-harassment/998822001/?hootPostID=8a637b44c74abb79c02217a63e6e08b6)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on January 03, 2018, 10:27:56 AM
Buffalo made the playoffs over the weekend...

interesting article from someone who obviously has a thing for Tom Brady ;) ;) ;)

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2017/12/28/buffalo-bills-playoffs-drought-1999/983043001/ (http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2017/12/28/buffalo-bills-playoffs-drought-1999/983043001/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on January 03, 2018, 08:50:13 PM
UCF is the real national champion - not sure why the other SEC teams are playing - remember the BCS computers always said losses were bad - and they each lost to Auburn which was beaten by an Undefeated team... 

UCF is the Champion this year in my book! 
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/ucf-knights/os-sp-ucf-peach-bowl-mike-bianchi-0102-story.html (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/ucf-knights/os-sp-ucf-peach-bowl-mike-bianchi-0102-story.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 04, 2018, 10:07:56 AM
They do make a pretty solid case for that proclamation!
Title: Never forget Tom Brady's career began and nearly ended at Michigan
Post by: BigRedDog on January 30, 2018, 11:22:05 AM
A recap of Brady's college career where he perfected his 'comeback kid' image!

http://www.mlive.com/sports/2018/01/tom_bradys_greatest_michigan_m.html#incart_river_home (http://www.mlive.com/sports/2018/01/tom_bradys_greatest_michigan_m.html#incart_river_home)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on January 30, 2018, 02:33:15 PM
That was a good piece!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 02, 2018, 09:41:40 AM
With Gronk back - I like NE chances...    it makes Philly have to play more cautious against the pass, and opens up the run.    That little edge the GOAT likes to take advantage of!

But I really want my square numbers to come in :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 02, 2018, 10:20:06 AM
There was no question that Gronk was not coming back,  No doctor in their right mind would prevent him from playing in the Super Bowl..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2018, 11:49:14 AM
I just checked Zap2It and the NBC pre-game starts at 2pm...

I wonder if that is a SuperBowl record long pre-game show?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 04, 2018, 05:35:22 PM
I just checked Zap2It and the NBC pre-game starts at 2pm...

I wonder if that is a SuperBowl record long pre-game show?

I turned on NBC at about 1:50 and the pre-game was already on.

Went back to Zap2It and saw that the pre-game actually started at 1 and that they even had a pre-pre-game on at noon!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 04, 2018, 05:47:07 PM
Heard from my friend that's there that the weather is pretty brutal
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 05, 2018, 08:58:33 AM
The game was a good one if you love offense -  the Eagles were all in on gambling as they knew it was the only way they could win - and they were rewarded   

Another game where NE lost a starter from head hunting...  didn't affect the game - just curious why no call.   The reciever hadn't fully turned into a runner as they claim -  but that must be an interpretative rule and the official gave all the interpretive rulings to Philly...  as two scores could have gone either way as well...  but hey they wanted to fix the catch rule - apparentley they did last night.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 05, 2018, 09:49:23 AM
Heard from my friend that's there that the weather is pretty brutal

I saw on the pre-game show that they expected the temp at game time to be 3 degrees with a wind chill of minus 14.  That would qualify in my book as 'brutal'!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on February 05, 2018, 10:34:46 AM
You all should have known. Former Spartan QB vs former Wolverine QB. As expected #V4MSU
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 05, 2018, 10:43:26 AM
You all should have known. Former Spartan QB vs former Wolverine QB. As expected #V4MSU

How's that dumpster fire in East Lansing going?

Funny to see you claiming an Arizona QB as one of your own.  Seems like a stretch to me.  Guy saw East Lansing and got the heck out.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 05, 2018, 10:53:00 AM
On the other hand....

Congrats to Brandom Graham on his outstanding performance in the Super Bowl - including the key strip-sack of the GOAT.

And unlike Nick Foles.....  Graham actually played at Michigan.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 05, 2018, 11:02:21 AM
Wasn't Foles at Sparty a year or 2//  I could look it up but i think he was
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 05, 2018, 01:20:17 PM
Wasn't Foles at Sparty a year or 2//  I could look it up but i think he was

Yes - but he got the heck out.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 07, 2018, 01:19:27 PM
McDaniels backed our of the Colts job...   interesting

I think Belechik told him he's gone next year - and to stick around he'd give him the secrets of their success!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 07, 2018, 06:53:05 PM
McDaniels backed our of the Colts job...   interesting

I think Belechik told him he's gone next year - and to stick around he'd give him the secrets of their success!

The Colts are in the classic Lions position with egg on their face.

They had even hired assistant Coaches that the putz wanted.

I'm glad it isn't the Lions.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on February 08, 2018, 10:02:20 AM
Somebody says the Winter Olympics has started.
it's no longer an event of amature athletes.
It's a bunch of professionals that our tax dollars support
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on February 18, 2018, 04:30:46 PM
Nice win by Michigan today!

I hope Hockey can make it two!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 18, 2018, 06:57:08 PM
Zip zip in the 2nd
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on February 18, 2018, 07:00:44 PM
GOAL
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on February 18, 2018, 09:51:33 PM
When does March Madness start?   That's usually about the time I'll stop and watch college BB

At least the FBI took out the big name crooks - so hopefully the games will be more about seniors and team than about the one and done!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2018, 08:51:42 AM
Somebody says the Winter Olympics has started.
it's no longer an event of amature athletes.
It's a bunch of professionals that our tax dollars support

Then it's time to raise our Olympic tax because tiny little Norway is beating the tar out of us!

Just saw this morning that the US is currently in 6th place in the medal count. 

I couldn't sleep one night last week and I remembered the Olympics were on all night so I turned the TV on...

just my luck it was men's figure skating!

Note:  I don't have anything against men or figure skating...   just that I prefer women's figure skating ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 20, 2018, 10:16:49 AM
I have no interest in the Olympics or professional football.  Both have become political arena's and vehicles for personal gain.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 03, 2018, 11:17:01 PM
I can't wait for someone to spin that the two spankings that little brother took in Basketball from Michigan is something other than what it was.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 04, 2018, 10:55:54 AM
Michigan is going in the right direction -  Its always enjoyable watching them in the tournament.   

When was the last time Michigan beat Sparty twice in a season... 

Izzo makes baskeball painful to watch - as he seems to be in pain all the time.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 04, 2018, 06:17:01 PM
Hail to the Victors!

They are putting on a clinic.

Can't believe Teske is looking so great.

Next year is going to be even better!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 04, 2018, 06:45:35 PM
Go Blue!

B1G Mens Basketball Champions!  Back 2 Back!

And the best part - we don't have to worry about the NCAA taking it away!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on March 04, 2018, 07:40:46 PM
Go Blue!

B1G Mens Basketball Champions!  Back 2 Back!

And the best part - we don't have to worry about the NCAA taking it away!

 ;D

The Empire State Building in Maize & Blue (tonight only)!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXe4G9NWAAEZmJf.jpg)


From Twitter:

https://twitter.com/EmpireStateBldg/status/970446702384746496
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 04, 2018, 07:43:29 PM
Highly unlikely Wagner sticks around and plays next year..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 04, 2018, 07:44:55 PM
Highly unlikely Wagner sticks around and plays next year..

After the way Teske played closing out the season - and today - I think we can survive.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 05, 2018, 11:25:12 AM
It will be an interesting year for the tournament - with the corrupt coaches gone... 

Still curious how some of the players who got paid - are still playing?  or were they already gone?

I don't follow BB outside of the BIG and the Tournament - as you can probably tell  -  just glad those one and done coaches have been exposed for buying championships!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 05, 2018, 05:26:16 PM
It will be an interesting year for the tournament - with the corrupt coaches gone... 

Still curious how some of the players who got paid - are still playing?  or were they already gone?

I don't follow BB outside of the BIG and the Tournament - as you can probably tell  -  just glad those one and done coaches have been exposed for buying championships!

Supposedly MSU cleared their player in 24 hours - through the NCAA - after I am sure an exhaustive, detailed investigation.

Who knew you could be so thorough that fast.

That is what I call one whiz bang of a Compliance Department.

They all need promotions.

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on March 05, 2018, 05:39:13 PM
Supposedly MSU cleared their player in 24 hours - through the NCAA - after I am sure an exhaustive, detailed investigation.

Who knew you could be so thorough that fast.

That is what I call one whiz bang of a Compliance Department.

They all need promotions.



Engler's already got the checks in the mail...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 07, 2018, 11:12:47 AM
Supposedly MSU cleared their player in 24 hours - through the NCAA - after I am sure an exhaustive, detailed investigation.

Who knew you could be so thorough that fast.

That is what I call one whiz bang of a Compliance Department.

They all need promotions.



LOL  meanwhile Title IX compliance will take years to produce a report exonerating the U based on a powerpoint  :)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 11, 2018, 10:08:34 AM
The question is who gets the higher seed...   MSU or UM    and it appears the sparty's get the advantage as head to head means nothing in BB...

Maybe they can beat them a 3rd time on the road! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 11, 2018, 10:24:52 AM
Michigan fans travel well.  Sparty not so much. 
The tourney is all about money,,
There is no doubt Michigan will travel, probably to Atlanta.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on March 14, 2018, 01:50:46 PM
Every once in a while you read something that just makes you stop and realize what an under achiever you are in life!

In all my years I never got this drunk and had this much fun :o :o :o

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/03/michigan_football_staffer_accu_1.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/03/michigan_football_staffer_accu_1.html)

The not having the correct plate on the vehicle is interesting.  Maybe planning ahead for an evening of debauchery?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on March 15, 2018, 05:42:25 PM
Every once in a while you read something that just makes you stop and realize what an under achiever you are in life!

In all my years I never got this drunk and had this much fun :o :o :o

[url]http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/03/michigan_football_staffer_accu_1.html[/url] ([url]http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/03/michigan_football_staffer_accu_1.html[/url])

The not having the correct plate on the vehicle is interesting.  Maybe planning ahead for an evening of debauchery?


A clarification and follow up to the above story:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2018/03/15/ex-football-staffer-fergus-connolly-no-longer-employed-um/32971875/ (https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2018/03/15/ex-football-staffer-fergus-connolly-no-longer-employed-um/32971875/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 18, 2018, 06:57:39 PM
I see that Izzo did another masterful coaching job in the NCAA Tourney.

Another second round exit with his best team ever.

How is that going to raise enough money to pay off all those lawsuits?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 19, 2018, 10:17:56 AM
Lots of questionable coaching decisions this tourney... 

Are they all shook up thinking about the FBI sting still?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on March 19, 2018, 10:29:36 AM
Izzo may have other things he's worried about
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 21, 2018, 10:15:25 AM
Izzo may have other things he's worried about

While I don't do sports like you guys do, I'm on the fence with Izzo.  I think there is some 'baggage' involved.  They took a whipping from Syracuse.

I also tend to think there is no 'love lost' between Izzo and Engler, but then my opinion of Engler isn't stellar either.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 24, 2018, 11:26:27 PM
Well an Ugly win is a win...   Go Blue!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 25, 2018, 09:30:52 AM
One more win for Hockey - and both Basketball and Hockey are in the Final and Frozen Four!

It's GREAT to be a MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on March 25, 2018, 10:11:19 AM
One more win for Hockey - and both Basketball and Hockey are in the Final and Frozen Four!

It's GREAT to be a MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!

 ;D
I already tell my grandkids how we survived the dark years of one of the WV Coaches that came here to shake up Football... 
The other one has always been solid in basketball and this year is looking great so far with a great defense.

Can defense win championship in a sport around scoring like basketball?    Pistons showed it true once...

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 25, 2018, 05:26:25 PM
I already tell my grandkids how we survived the dark years of one of the WV Coaches that came here to shake up Football... 
The other one has always been solid in basketball and this year is looking great so far with a great defense.

Can defense win championship in a sport around scoring like basketball?    Pistons showed it true once...

Michigan has gotten lots of good coaches out of Wonderful Wild West Virginia.

Bev Plocki is one.

Beilein for sure.

How about Fielding Yost?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 25, 2018, 08:05:32 PM
Basketball in the Final 4.

Hockey in the Frozen 4.

Looks like 3/4 teams in the Frozen 4 will be from the B1G.

That is what I call a pretty good weekend.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 31, 2018, 11:44:07 AM
And folks wonder why college tuition is so high......forget about the fact that sports programs bring in a lot of money to the universities, but my God if common sense would prevail in settlements to college coaches than some of that savings could be passed on to the student body in the form of reduced tuition.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/03/31/baylor-paid-art-briles-15m-after-firing-him-amid-scandal/33442209/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/03/31/baylor-paid-art-briles-15m-after-firing-him-amid-scandal/33442209/)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 31, 2018, 02:51:37 PM
And folks wonder why college tuition is so high......forget about the fact that sports programs bring in a lot of money to the universities, but my God if common sense would prevail in settlements to college coaches than some of that savings could be passed on to the student body in the form of reduced tuition.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/03/31/baylor-paid-art-briles-15m-after-firing-him-amid-scandal/33442209/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2018/03/31/baylor-paid-art-briles-15m-after-firing-him-amid-scandal/33442209/)

I would say more schools lose money on Sports than make it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on March 31, 2018, 08:49:50 PM
Go Blue!

Hopefully the 3's go down better on Monday!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on March 31, 2018, 09:30:49 PM
I would say more schools lose money on Sports than make it.

Yea, after second thought probably true percentage wise.

Nova looks tough......Go Blue, great 10 minutes of basketball.
Title: Public utility Consumers Energy to sponsor NASCAR races at MIS
Post by: BigRedDog on April 19, 2018, 05:56:31 PM
I was a little surprised to see this...

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2018/04/public_utility_consumers_energ.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2018/04/public_utility_consumers_energ.html)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on April 19, 2018, 09:56:59 PM
Like they are a competitive company and need to advertise.
Prob hundreds of free suite tic for politicians
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: FritzTheKat on April 20, 2018, 09:55:09 AM
Weird Tigers season, so far, sweep or be swept.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on April 20, 2018, 02:08:17 PM
Like they are a competitive company and need to advertise.
Prob hundreds of free suite tic for politicians

They'll only have to have a 'rate increase' of a few $$$ per customer to cover the additional cost of the sponsorship!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on April 21, 2018, 09:24:52 AM
Here's an article from Crains' on the sponsorship:

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180419/news/658606/consumers-energy-to-replace-pure-michigan-as-mis-sponsor?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social (http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180419/news/658606/consumers-energy-to-replace-pure-michigan-as-mis-sponsor?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social)
Title: Watch out for geese on the golf course!
Post by: BigRedDog on April 23, 2018, 05:55:05 PM
This is from over in Lenawee County!

https://twitter.com/BlissAthletics/status/988123755078733825


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbaFEH8X0AUzQRb.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on May 03, 2018, 08:49:53 AM
LOL  I saw this on the news -

Its one reason many courses used Swans...   Swans will keep the geese from laying eggs

And you don't want a Swan coming after you either! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on May 10, 2018, 09:25:04 AM
Lions new coach Matt Patricia being dragged thru the media over a sexual assult case from 22 years ago that was not prosecuted.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on June 16, 2018, 08:45:08 AM
Lots of chatter on twitter yesterday about the new turn at The Big House having blue end zones!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on June 16, 2018, 10:22:21 AM
Lots of chatter on twitter yesterday about the new turn at The Big House having blue end zones!!!

That would be interesting to see...   


I'm thinking the US Open shows how tough the USGA can make a course - had to make up for last years "easy" course! 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on June 16, 2018, 10:51:10 AM
Lets see if the blue EZ can attract Michigan athletes more than visitors
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on June 16, 2018, 01:40:54 PM
LOL, I agree......GO BLUE!
Title: Urban Liar trending on Twitter
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2018, 12:53:03 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a6/0e/a2/a60ea22641492f3c5dd1b6197c4a20f8.jpg)



Seems he's been suffering some memory loss!

https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/urban-meyer-ohio-state-reaction-firing-survive-social-media/ (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/urban-meyer-ohio-state-reaction-firing-survive-social-media/)


Title: Re: Urban Liar trending on Twitter
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2018, 12:59:50 PM
From The Blade:

http://www.toledoblade.com/College/2018/08/01/Report-Ohio-State-football-coach-Urban-Meyer-knew-about-Zach-Smith-domestic-violence-allegations-in-2015/stories/20180801151 (http://www.toledoblade.com/College/2018/08/01/Report-Ohio-State-football-coach-Urban-Meyer-knew-about-Zach-Smith-domestic-violence-allegations-in-2015/stories/20180801151)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 01, 2018, 03:51:02 PM
i hear this is blowing up on twitter but you won't hear much from ESPN and the rest of the media.  They all love urbie..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 01, 2018, 06:28:01 PM
i hear this is blowing up on twitter but you won't hear much from ESPN and the rest of the media.  They all love urbie..

OSU just put Meyer on paid leave while they investigate!

Ohio State places Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave
https://www.yahoo.com/newsroom/vibes/sports/v-5c839b50-00d3-37e8-a68f-7c03c48d7104_c-18e9ca34-f67a-372b-9dcd-135e1e58863f_a-162c09ed-f56f-3571-8e59-525cbbc33fcf (https://www.yahoo.com/newsroom/vibes/sports/v-5c839b50-00d3-37e8-a68f-7c03c48d7104_c-18e9ca34-f67a-372b-9dcd-135e1e58863f_a-162c09ed-f56f-3571-8e59-525cbbc33fcf)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on August 01, 2018, 08:15:15 PM
I think he is done.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 02, 2018, 08:34:38 AM
I can't see how OSU admin and football fans allow him to be fired.  Football is sacred in Columbus just like Penn St.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 02, 2018, 05:46:14 PM
I can't see how OSU admin and football fans allow him to be fired.  Football is sacred in Columbus just like Penn St.

+1.

Heck - he only protected a wife beating coach - who was a relation to a previous coach.

That is just being a team player.

And can you really fire a guy whose nickname is "Urban Liar" for not telling the truth?

OSU knew what they were getting, and for Urban Winning is the only thing, and he knows how to do that.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2018, 09:26:19 AM
I can't see how OSU admin and football fans allow him to be fired.  Football is sacred in Columbus just like Penn St.

+1.

Heck - he only protected a wife beating coach - who was a relation to a previous coach.

That is just being a team player.

And can you really fire a guy whose nickname is "Urban Liar" for not telling the truth?

OSU knew what they were getting, and for Urban Winning is the only thing, and he knows how to do that.

They have already established a hand picked 'independent' team to investigate the allegations.

They've also kicked all the press people out of practice sessions for at least the next week.

Unless they find a 'smoking gun' I don't see the team recommending anything other than a slap on the wrist. 


I did check into the Tweetfest which is going strong still. 

This was my favorite tweet over there:

Quote
If the Urban Meyer situation happened to Jim Harbaugh or Nick Saban would Buckeye honk feel the same way?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2018, 09:36:12 AM
I see that his endorsement 'deal' with Bob Evan's Restaurants is also on hold. 

Not sure if I could eat breakfast with him watching me anyway ;D ;D ;D
Title: Meyer's new contract could lead to his undoing
Post by: BigRedDog on August 03, 2018, 10:10:45 AM
Dang those short little paragraphs included in contract extensions!

http://www.toledoblade.com/Ohio-State/2018/08/02/Meyer-could-face-Title-IX-issues-over-what-he-knew-in-Smith-case/stories/20180802163 (http://www.toledoblade.com/Ohio-State/2018/08/02/Meyer-could-face-Title-IX-issues-over-what-he-knew-in-Smith-case/stories/20180802163)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 03, 2018, 10:30:09 AM
Columbus and most of Ohio is Ohio State football.  They will not allow sleezy Meyer to be fired.  They knew what they were getting when they hired him.  32 players while coaching FLa were arressted.  After Hernandez fired a weapon at someone Meyer went to his defense to get him off.  We eventualy found out he wasn't the saint Meyer potrayed.  Just a great football player..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 03, 2018, 02:13:36 PM
I'm betting it will be a 2 - 4 game suspension game day only, and he will be allowed to watch the game from the press box, and he will be allowed to talk to his coaches during the game.

They will be super tough on him.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 03, 2018, 04:00:42 PM
Bob Stoops to OSU?

Bring him on!

 ;D

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2789372-bob-stoops-reportedly-ohio-states-top-choice-if-urban-meyer-fired (https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2789372-bob-stoops-reportedly-ohio-states-top-choice-if-urban-meyer-fired)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 04, 2018, 08:57:02 AM
Meyer has now admitted he knew about several incidents before this all blew up...

the question is:  "is he lying now or was he lying then.  His lips were moving so there must have been a lie involved somehow"!!!

Now I see he's doing the 'apology' press conference. 

I haven't heard just when the 'independent' committee will be meeting!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 04, 2018, 11:10:47 AM
Looking like their AD Gene Smith knew about it to.  He's part of cover up.  Maybe he'll take the fall for Urbie.  I don't know who the  buckeyes need more though.  Smith as ex director of enforcements at the NCAA does them a lot of good and Meyer is able to sell all the best football players in the country to come to columbus..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 04, 2018, 03:39:53 PM
OS an't getting rid of Urban anytime soon, because he's winning.  Now, if he was loosing, OS would kick his butt to the curb in 30 seconds.  I personally think he violated the terms of his agreement but it don't matter.  OS will sweep the whole thing under the rug anyway.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 04, 2018, 07:51:08 PM
I love that Urban Liar came out with a statement that totally contradicts his first statement - but you just have to believe him.

Which lie is he going to double down on next - or will he come up with a third version of the facts?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 04, 2018, 08:16:37 PM
Lots of speculation on who 'might' replace the liar if he does get fired!!!

http://www.toledoblade.com/College/2018/08/02/If-Meyer-leaves-Columbus-these-are-the-names-who-OSU-will-chase/stories/20180802183 (http://www.toledoblade.com/College/2018/08/02/If-Meyer-leaves-Columbus-these-are-the-names-who-OSU-will-chase/stories/20180802183)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 04, 2018, 08:35:03 PM
SI asked lots of great questions.

The phrase that comes to my mind is....

Lack of Institutional Control.

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/08/03/urban-meyer-ohio-state-zach-smith-domestic-violence-statement (https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/08/03/urban-meyer-ohio-state-zach-smith-domestic-violence-statement)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 04, 2018, 09:27:26 PM
There is just to much money involved in buckeye football to lose their recruiter Meyer. It doesn't take a brilliant coach to win when you get the best athletes in the country..
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 05, 2018, 10:42:37 AM
All gonna blow over and Meyer will still be there, liar or not.  If you are winning, all is good in Buckeye land.  If not, he'd be gone.

Just like Line 5.  Should be gone but the oil lobby greases Lansing constantly.  Grease (money) is what it's all about.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 05, 2018, 10:43:26 AM
Been said (in Websters) that a 'Buckeye' is a worthless nut.  I'd say it's true.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Monroe Native on August 05, 2018, 06:24:14 PM
Been said (in Websters) that a 'Buckeye' is a worthless nut.  I'd say it's true.

I think the saying goes it is a worthless, hairless nut.

Do nuts typically have hair?
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2018, 12:40:32 PM
Now the Buckeye nuts have a Change dot Org petition going to 'save' Meyer. 

And they're holding a rally to show support. 

I wonder if there will be any counter protesters  ??? ??? ???

https://t.co/bfrgC0kKVt
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2018, 01:04:02 PM
Meyer is trending on  Twitter today under various links...

some support him and it seems many more do not support him. 

Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 06, 2018, 01:13:53 PM
I think the saying goes it is a worthless, hairless nut.

Do nuts typically have hair?

Don't know, get a mirror and have a look-see.... ;D
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 06, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
Much ado about nothing.  Meyer isn't going anywhere because he wins.  OS is about winning no matter what the cost so he's there for the duration.  Now, if he was loosing he'd be gone already.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 06, 2018, 07:47:15 PM
So much for the 'independent committee' doing the investigating...

they passed the 'buckeye' to a law firm!

They guestimate it will take two weeks to complete the investigation.

http://www.wtol.com/story/38816849/outside-firm-will-head-meyer-probe-expected-to-take-2-weeks (http://www.wtol.com/story/38816849/outside-firm-will-head-meyer-probe-expected-to-take-2-weeks)

I've been following this on twitter and the tweets are very much 'for or against' the Liar.

OSU fans support him and pretty much the rest of the world is condemning his 'lack of action'.

Another fine example of it's not 'what' is right or wrong but rather 'who' is right or wrong!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 06, 2018, 07:57:19 PM
I don't think he's going anywhere. All though his boss may not be to pleased that he thru him under the bus by saying he told authorities about it.   But it also appears buckeye AD knew about the earlier incident because he called Smith in from a recruiting trip.

Meyer and Smith the AD both stay because football is everything in Columbus. Meyer gets all the best athletes the SEC doesn't get and Smith keeps the NCAA away
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 07, 2018, 08:53:02 AM
I don't think he's going anywhere. All though his boss may not be to pleased that he thru him under the bus by saying he told authorities about it.   But it also appears buckeye AD knew about the earlier incident because he called Smith in from a recruiting trip.

Meyer and Smith the AD both stay because football is everything in Columbus. Meyer gets all the best athletes the SEC doesn't get and Smith keeps the NCAA away

I don't think he's going away either. 

It's very interesting watching OSU pulling out the 'political trickery' to give the 'appearance' of this being an independent investigation even when it's very likely a foregone conclusion. 

At this point they can tell the offended 'side' that it wasn't their doing. 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 07, 2018, 01:22:42 PM

If they do keep Urban...

Ohio State will have to change the "core values" wall....

Can't imagine what replaces the first two...  ;)

(https://thespun.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Ohio-State-Benner-775x465.png)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 07, 2018, 07:04:59 PM
I just saw this on Twitter from the rally to support Urban Liar.

The sign painter would probably be a Michigan fan 'if' he could spell better!

Much easier to spell words with only 4 letters...   I mean...   what could go wrong :o :o :o

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkB8r7XXcAEOaQQ.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on August 07, 2018, 09:33:23 PM
LOL, that's funny!

We probably won't get canned and makes a total mockery of what Jim Tressel was fired for.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 07, 2018, 10:48:53 PM
I doubt we know everything Tressel had going on.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 08, 2018, 09:04:44 AM
I doubt we know everything Tressel had going on.

No doubt about that!!!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 08, 2018, 11:33:23 AM
I doubt we know everything Tressel had going on.

Yet he went on to become a president at another college! 

Urban if kept will ruin the reputation at OSU...   

As if they had one   :) 
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: BigRedDog on August 08, 2018, 12:31:25 PM
Yet he went on to become a president at another college! 

Urban if kept will ruin the reputation at OSU...   

As if they had one   :)

Oh, they have a reputation all right...

it's just not a good one.

Watching the trending post on Twitter has been very informative. 

I tend to think of Meyer liar and OSU as just part of the state line rivalry but when you read the nasty comments about him they are coming from around the world and supporters from many, many schools. 

They are not really well respected already so it only stands to get worse.

Again, at this point it's all about 'who' is right and now 'what' is right!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 11, 2018, 10:35:23 AM
The interesting news I heard -    "Investigators" haven't contacted the fired coach or his wife yet...  (one more week in their assigned deadline)

The AD is on "vacation"...   

Seems like no one is really worried - and they are putting in the appearances of taking their time.

I'll go 50-50 now Meyer will stay as they are looking for nothing but excuses now...
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: blue2 on August 11, 2018, 11:13:37 AM
Still a lot of people saying it was all the ex-wifes fault.  even apparently making up stories about her being a drunk DUI's etc but nobody has been able to verify that/
Also saying she only doing this now for money and to ruin suckeye football program
And the suckeye AD now of vac for a week with no ability to contact. 
He's probably under heat as the guy urbie says he told about Smith
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 11, 2018, 04:32:08 PM
The interesting news I heard -    "Investigators" haven't contacted the fired coach or his wife yet...  (one more week in their assigned deadline)

The AD is on "vacation"...   

Seems like no one is really worried - and they are putting in the appearances of taking their time.

I'll go 50-50 now Meyer will stay as they are looking for nothing but excuses now...

Told you that from the get go.  Urbie isn't going anywhere anytime soon, unless he starts loisng.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 11, 2018, 04:34:03 PM
I'm thinking some of the pro football players just don't get it.
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 13, 2018, 08:37:57 AM
I'm thinking they milked Tiger enough yesterday...   

He played well but won't win a major again.    The next gen isn't afraid!
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: Professor H on August 14, 2018, 09:22:09 PM
Too bad we can't seem to get enough to re-start the Monroe Talks Fantasy Football...   

But I guess some didn't like Losing  ;)
Title: Re: What are you thinking? - (Sports Version)
Post by: The Fuzz on August 14, 2018, 09:24:38 PM
LOL......I miss it, that league was and still is the only one I ever played in.