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I am the lizard king


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I go to the UM game every year. My favorites are a tie: Gonzo's catch in 2005, Wil Allen interception in 2002; seeing Bo and Woody on opposite sidelines in 1978, the singing of Carmen Ohio in Michigan Stadium after JT's first win in 2001; Brian Robiski's end zone catch in 2006; Troy Smith entering the field for his final Michigan game in 06; Evan Turner's shot; Beanie's long TD run in Ann Arbor; Art the Dart dancing into the end zone in 81... there are more....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, michigan killer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, michigan killer
  • NFL TEAM: Bucs and Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Caps
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs and Heat (unlikely combo that it is)
  • MLB TEAM: Rays and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: DC United

Recent Activity

Comment 25 May 2016

If was underwhelmed. There were some painfully slow scenes. But I will give it another shot because the potential is there.  But comparing it to th best stuff on TV? It's not Fargo. 

Comment 23 May 2016

This is the kind of early game we should be scheduling. Much has been said about how much tougher our conference match ups are this year and Oklahoma as a fantastic OOC game. But BGSU and Tulsa were great adds to the schedule. They may not win, but both will challenge us in ways last year's non-conf games could not. 

Thanks Eric. 

Comment 19 May 2016

Couple of thoughts after reading DJ's post:

1. Just as you watch with the sound off, the way we watch everything in 5 years will be different "Siri, find  a Big Ten game"  I do not think ESPN Matters and it matters a helluva lot less if they don't have the B1G. The reason the ACC needed them was because that's where all the cool kids were. We are the cool kids.   

2. Maryland had to cut its SWIMMING team. $8m would certainly help the athletic dept there. .

3. This is brilliant and I think it would be a better rcruiting tool for the conference than any tv exposure: 

Instead of lining executives' pockets, creating hockey teams, or building another palatial athletics lounge, I think the Big Ten should help create a medical fund for players of past eras whose bodies are betraying them. It would display the same kind of vision Delany showed with the Big Ten Net...

Comment 12 May 2016

A good wish for EVERY SEASON. I will be at The Game for the 35th time this year. Nothing is more important. 

Outside of beating Harbaugh (I was certainly there in 1986), Chris was channeling me with this list.   Brown, Hubbard, Webber, Sparty, Fun: exactly what I am looking for. 

Comment 12 May 2016

For the love of Woody, why would we give Kansas a slice of the pie? Honestly, each BiG school is now going to be making around $50m per year and have plans on spending it,  so the new guy needs to bring 50M more to the tv table. Texas and Notre dame do that. Ga Tech (Atlanta) and a Florida or Carolina school do that. Not sure about most of these others, but Houston makes more sense than Kansas or Virginia.