I'm sure there will be a YouTube or BTN video clip of it soon enough, but head coach Rich Rodriguez addressed the crowd at halftime of the Michigan-OSU basketball game. It came off of an alumni weekend and a Friday event that had 300 plus in attendance. From the Sporting News:
During his remarks, several hundred Ohio State fans seated in the upper bowl of the arena began chanting "Tressel," referring to Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel, and held up a sign that said "1,548 days," which referred to the number of days since Michigan had defeated Ohio State in football.
Rodriguez turned to the Ohio State fans and told them, "I hope you guys up there enjoy your seats." Wolverine fans than began counter chanting, "Beat the Buckeyes." To that, Rodriguez said, "Amen. I hear ya!"
1548 days? Just threw up a bit in my mouth. Further quoting fun from the Detroit News...
"When you come in the Big House, when the maize and blue come out of that tunnel, I guarantee you they will play hard and they will play physical," said Rodriguez amidst cheers.
What if I just want them to be really really fast?
Michigan Hockey is on a serious roll. They swept Lake State over the weekend, solidifying 1st place in the CCHA and their #1 National Ranking. To summarize, I give you The Blog That Yost Built, which covers hockey like I cover Southern Omlettes in sausage gravy:
Michigan is now 5 points ahead of both Miami and Michigan State with all schools having 4 games left to play. Notre Dame is nine points back and has been officially eliminated from contention. That means that Michigan needs only split their last four to win the CCHA title outright, and can finish no worse than 3rd in the conference.
According to a Freep article, Amani Toomer isn't very friendly with Lloyd Carr:
The last time I heard a word from Lloyd was when I was playing in a (Michigan) game; it was my last play of my senior year. I caught a touchdown from Brian Griese, and I was walking off the field and Lloyd looks at me, looks at Griese, looks at me again, and goes, "Good throw, Brian." And that's the last thing he ever said in my direction.
Uhhhhhh. OK. Of note...is that a painting of Amani Toomer attached to this article?
Bullet points, baby, bullet points...
- Michigan's first recruiting class under Rodriguez gets an 'A'. Unfortunately, it's from a magazine/website that uses the team nickname for the title of its periodical. (Ask the Expert - Freep.com)
- You know what you can do with your stupid gold pants? Wear them to the NIT, bitch. (OSU Goes For Four Year Sweep... - The Plain Dealer)
- Good content with a condescending title. (Michigan, finally, Beats Buckeyes - Freep.com)
- Reason #1 why chicks and sports don't mix. (...Maryland Coach Gives Birth - ESPN.com)