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Top 10 Ugliest/Most Unique Uniforms

February 15, 2012 1 comment

The uniform. Every team needs one, and every player wears one. Most are your average, run-of the mill jerseys, with the team/city name on front and the name and number on the back. But some teams throughout history have claimed… artistic license on the uniform. Different times brought different styles, which clearly showed on the backs of the players.

I say ugliest/most unique because that’s exactly what they are. They may be hideous or just downright ridiculous, but that is what makes them unique. No one else has these, and no one else will. One point of clarification: these are from the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL teams only (leaves out ABA, AFL, etc.). Leave a comment, let me know what you think!

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Michigan’s Remaining Schedule and Beyond

February 15, 2012 2 comments

After a tough stretch of away games and difficult home games, the Michigan basketball team will face the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night. The Wolverines will try to stay perfect at home while knocking off their rivals. OSU may have won a couple of weeks ago in Columbus, but Michigan was able to hang in there for the most part. Saturday will definitely be different with a home crowd behind them. It should be a good game, and everyone that doesn’t have a ticket should definitely try to find one, or at least show up for College Gameday early in the morning. But if you can’t make it, there is soooo much more to look forward to with Michigan basketball.

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Countdown to Baseball Season

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” — Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby

It’s the middle of February. There is snow on the ground, temperatures are below 40, and the sun won’t poke out more than a few times until March. That can only mean one thing… baseball season?

YES!

Later this week, pitchers and catchers will be reporting to spring training, marking the official beginning to baseball’s preseason. Although the first couple of weeks are just for training and conditioning, the sight of players occupying the field is enough to pump me up for the upcoming season. Before we know it, it will be March, and spring training games will begin.Yeah, they’re not very exciting, and the pitchers don’t pitch very far into the games, but it’s still baseball to me. I love the passion in the young players trying to make their first MLB team; their dreams depend on their performance in the spring, so they will be trying as hard as possible to make it on the big league roster.

I love seeing the teams come together, the personalities mesh, and the chemistry develop. These are the guys that will spend a lot of the next 6 months together, so if they can’t become a team, then they’re in trouble.

The passion, the energy, and the excitement to get back to baseball is infectious.

The complete guide to spring training!

My Valentine

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

As seen on many Facebook pages, a tribute to the one-and-only Denard Robinson:

Super Bowl Follow-up

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

So we all know what happened on Sunday, the Giants came back in the last minute and won the game (although Brady’s hail mary at the end was really close). Some thoughts on Super Bowl XLVI:

  • Thank you Kelly Clarkson for a solid National Anthem. We didn’t need another Christina Aguilera moment.
  • Mario Manningham… where’s the Michigan pride? Don’t say your high school in your introduction…
  • Someone made a LOT of money if they bet on whether or not there would be a safety in the game.
  • Giants D-line made their presence known early and often. That was one of the biggest keys of the game in my opinion, and the Giants brought it.
  • For how the Giants offense moved the ball in the first half, it’s amazing to me that the Patriots led at halftime.
  • Madonna halftime show: not bad. I tend to not watch halftime shows, but this was a good throwback to older pop with some new artists mixed in. Did M.I.A. really need to flip the bird though?
  • Bill Belichick is so good at adjusting to his opponents. If he thinks his team is being outplayed in any facet of the game, the Patriots will adjust.
  • Similarly, Tom Brady has ice water in his veins. No fear in him.
  • Wes Welker, I really that drop doesn’t define your career. It’s been too good for it to be defined by one dropped catch.
  • Probably won’t happen though, thanks to that Denver pawn shop that dropped Butterfinger candy bars into Boston this week
  • Manningham, great catch. Where did you hone those skills?
  • Really can’t ask for a better ending. Last-second, teeth-clenching moments.

Congrats to the Giants for their last-minute victory. Better luck next year New England.

Plain and Simple

February 8, 2012 5 comments

This was the best ad from Sunday’s Super Bowl, in my opinion.

Yours?

 

The Super Bowl: Where Legends Are Created

February 5, 2012 4 comments

It’s finally here… the Super Bowl. Giants vs. Patriots, rematch of the 2007 game in which New York spoiled New England’s perfect season. If I remember correctly, there are 4 Michigan players who are playing in this game (Tom Brady, Zoltan Mesko, Mario Manningham, and David Baas). The game should be pretty good, Super Bowls usually are, but it is games like these that make careers.

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