I wish Coach Whitt wouldn't announce to the press though that he's going to get 30 touches a game. It's not like he's a secret anyway, but no point in arranging an opposing team's defense by telling them who will be getting the ball 2/3 or more of the time.
ESPN Insider Article - Why Michigan Will Win 10 Games This Year
by SeaTacUte 2015-05-20 10:28:34
I think most of you have ESPN Insider access that came with the cheap subscription rate I posted a couple of times. Interesting article here. Definitely a must-read for Ute2004 who keeps claiming Michigan will be a nothing opponent:
Bummer they didn't make it to the regionals, but for a team that was picked to be bottom of the conference, they did exceptionally well including in the playoffs.
Utah fans have a lot to look forward to. This is a team whose two best pitchers are freshmen and they had a lot of success. In softball - more than in baseball, good pitching will always beat good hitting.
And Amy Hogue gets every bit of effort out of her players. Enough this year to win "Coach of the Year" honors.
Next year I expect all you Utah fans to fill the stands and support this team - it'll be a good one!
..was the wildest movie I have ever seen in my life. Unbelievable action and stunts. The craziest characters, makeup and costumes. A couple of people actually stood up during the movie because it was like they couldn't believe what they were seeing with their own eyes.
I'm not going to spoil it by saying anything other than GO SEE IT. And watch it in 3D if you can - I did.
P.S. I predict that this Halloween's fad will be Steampunk. Go see this movie and you'll find out why.
Seattle is well known for it's over-polite population. People will go out of their way - WAY out of their way - to be polite. I've seen a near multi-car freeway accident because someone slammed on their brakes to let someone into their lane to let in a car who turned on their turn signal 1 second earlier.
But 4-way stops are something else. Someone could make a mint setting up a camera and uploading to Youtube. A Seattle typical 4-way stop goes like this:
1. 4 cars near simultaneously approach a 4-way stop.
2. But there is always one car that got their first. Their job is to go first to start the chain which is the immediate car to their right goes next, then the car to their right goes, etc.
3. BUT..in Seattle, all 4 drivers will look around at the others, then inch forward "just in case" then stop when they see someone else move, then inch forward again. They'll repeat this about 6 times not wanting to appear impolite.
4: Finally, all 4 people will start waving at the others, "You go! No, you go!"
5. All 4 cars will go, then slam on their brakes.
6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 several times.
7. Finally someone will go, but the person to their right doesn't know the rules so sits there. The other two start inching forward and waving at the others. Eventually someone gets on their cell phone and sits there no matter what ignoring the others.
8. A new car pulls up meaning 4 cars at the 4-way stop again. The process repeats.
9. If someone goes first - even if it's right they go first, the other 3 people look at them with a glaring "how rude!" look.
The game Insurgency is on sale right now (limited time) for a whopping $3.75. It's an online shooter that is quite good and I play with friends frequently. It's not like a CoD or Battlefield game where you can get hit 20 times and still keep on running. It's a lot more realistic than that, so caters to a more mature gamer who has the patience - no 13 year old foul-mouthed kids playing. Almost more military simulator than game. Check out the Steam and Metacritic reviews on it.
Best commentary I've seen so far on the Brady cheating...
by SeaTacUte 2015-05-12 11:53:37
"Instead of asking yourself if he knew the balls were under inflated, ask yourself, how could he not? He's arguably one of the best quarterbacks of this generation. He has 15 years experience throwing these balls for a living. He probably touches a football upwards of a thousand times each and every day of practice. He plays under a three year $27 million dollar contract. Tom Brady is a professional athlete. A. Professional. Athlete. It is part of his job to know whether or not his equipment is functioning properly.
I believe that Michael Jordan could bounce a basketball one single time and tell you within a pretty narrow window whether or not it's inflated correctly. I believe that David Ortiz can pick up a baseball bat, swing it and just from the feel of it tell you whether or not it's longer that 42 inches. I believe that David Beckham can with one kick, tell you if a soccer ball is inflated right to where it needs to be. And Tiger Woods can tell you whether a golf ball is heavier than 1.6 ounces. And Tony Stewart can take one lap tell you if the tires are too hard or too soft. And Wayne Gretsky can tell you if a hockey puck is exactly 6 ounces. And Serena Williams can tell you if a tennis ball is fresh or worn out. Hell, even Lance Armstrong -- steroid jokes aside -- can squeeze his bicycle tire and know if it needs more air. Why? Because it's their job to know. Because they are all professional athletes.
Tom Brady is one of the 130 quarterbacks in the NFL right now, and he is paid many millions of dollars to perform that job better than anybody else in the league. So yes, he knew that football was not right the moment he picked it up and gave it a good firm grip. Maybe for a split second his mind was puzzled, but after a subtle nod and wry smile from the equipment handler, Brady was throwing for his first of many end zone passes.
Of course Tom Brady knew. He's paid $27 million dollars to know. The Pats cheated. They got caught."
Was in one of my favorite sports bars tonight and Fox Sports 1 did a bit on Harbaugh and his transition from player to college coach to NFL coach back to college coach and emphasizing his ties with Michigan.
I looked for a link to the video cast, but no luck. If you happen to catch it, it's great.
I have no love for Harbaugh - he's been a nemesis for years as first a Stanford coach than a 49'ers coach, but there is no denying his coaching ability. He is without a doubt one of the top in the nation both in college and NFL. This guy knows what the hell he's doing.
For those who think Michigan is going to be a Weber State re-run (looking at you Ute2004), you'd better think again. These are still Michigan recruits - who are significant - who now have a coach who is going to mold them into a perennial winner.
And they are going to approach that first game of the season in front of a national audience as a "must win for our entire season." This is their chance to show everyone (especially Ohio State) that they are back in the ballgame.
It will be a battle. I expect Utah to win, but it will be no easy task. Anyone who thinks differently simply isn't paying attention.
He just doesn't have it any more. More often than not he's broken physically (or so he says - funny how it only comes up when he's in the middle of a tournament, doing awful and quits), and he's mentally broken.
In the meantime, all of the major sports reporting agencies are still trying to keep him relevant. Time to call it quits, guy.
For those who think Oregon is going to take a step back with Mariotta leaving...
by SeaTacUte 2015-05-04 09:10:45
...during their spring game on Saturday, Jeff Lockie (junior) threw 9 for 9, 223 yards and 3 TD's.
Wanna know what the scary part is? He's not even expected to be the starter. All-American Eastern Washington phenom transfer Vernon Adams is. In 3 years at EW he threw for 10,438 yards, 110 TD's at a 64.8% completion rate.
I know it's just a spring game and you can take those with a grain of salt. But Oregon is one of the top 3 premier programs in the nation. They're just like Alabama - they reload with blue chippers after players leave.
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