Wolverine of the Week

Well this week was a much easier decision than I thought it was going to be. Although he had only one catch, Mario Manningham has been named our Wolverine of the Week. Super Mario has a touchdown in each of the Giants Playoff games (vs. Falcons, @GB, @SF). I mean f*ck that Buckeye piece of Sh*t Cris Carter, Manningham is the one that only catches Touchdowns.

Manningham beat out our Honorable Mention pick, Tom Brady, who helped lead his team to victory but did not have the best game of his playoff career, but good enough to win (what matters the most).

As for the Super Bowl, the Wolverines will be well represented:

Of course on the Pats you have Tom Brady, along with Punter don’t mess with the Zoltan Mesko. The Giants will suit up Super Mario Manningham as he tries to continue his post-season TD streak, and David Baas at Center. The Giants also sport two Wolverine alumni as coaches: linebackers coach Jim Herrmann and running backs coach Jerald Ingram.

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Buckeye Fail of the Week

There were a number of good choices this week but we don’t give enough love to hockey here so had to go with the sweep this past weekend. That school in Ohio was suppose to be one of the top teams in College Hockey… well the wolverines went to Columbus and put down a beat down. Then played them 2 days later in an outdoor game in Cleveland and did it again.

Via Yahoo Sports

Michigan cools Ohio State in outdoor hockey game

CLEVELAND – There was the usual tailgating and taunting.

And when Ohio State’s tuba player bowed to dot the “i” and the crowd roared, it felt and looked like a football Saturday in Columbus or Ann Arbor.

Except it was January and the band member was standing directly on the blue-line — outdoors — on a spot normally occupied by a second baseman.

Ohio State and Michigan took their heated rivalry to the ice Sunday, playing the first outdoor college hockey game in Ohio before 25,864 fans who downed hot chocolate and other beverages to combat plunging temperatures at Progressive Field, seasonal home of the Cleveland Indians.

Derek DeBlois and David Wohlberg scored 28 seconds apart in the second period to lead the No. 15 Wolverines to a 4-1 win over the No. 2 Buckeyes, who were the “home” team despite being a two-hour drive from campus and were outplayed for three periods by their nemesis from the north.

However, the outcome was secondary to the event, which was deemed a huge success.

“A great spectacle,” said Michigan coach Red Berensen, who has led the Wolverines to 21 straight NCAA appearances. “It was a special event.”

Especially for Michigan, which beat Ohio State 4-0 on Friday in Columbus.

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Buckeye Fail of the Week Part 2

Just my luck, I hand Buckeye Fail of the Week yesterday and this story is released today. I just couldn’t wait until next week. Good to see Urban Meyer getting a jump start on his player arrests before he even coaches a game.

Via NBC Sports

Just as the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker climbed into double digits, a member of the Ohio State football program has come to the rescue and hit the reset button.

According to Marcus Hartman of BuckeyeSports.com, cornerback Dominic Clarke has been cited for three traffic offenses, including operating a vehicle while impaired.  Clarke was pulled over Jan. 7 in Franklin County (OH) for running a stop sign and speeding.  Following the stop, it was found he had no proof of insurance as well.

There were no details as to what led to the OVI citation.

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Sugar Bowl Preview Part 4 The Conclusion

The Maize and Blue will be taking their talents down to NOLA for a Battle with Virginia Tech, a team that has been known for their Running QBs. But who has the edge in this matchup? What type of team will the Wolverines be facing? All these questions and more have been answered over our 4  posts, so without further ado let’s Finish the Sugar Bowl preview with our final thoughts:

Conclusion:

Today is Gameday and the Sugar bowl is upon us. After writing the last 3 preview posts, I’m more confident and excited about this game than ever. This season and this Michigan team have been special and started what will hopefully be a winning renaissance in Ann Arbor. And today is the final piece of the 2011 football puzzle and I know the Maize and Blue will be prepared. Coach Hoke has had our Wolverines ready for battle in all the big games this season and this game will be no different. On top of that we are coming off 2 insane performances against Nebraska and O$U. On the matchup side (for more detail see Preview 1-3) we should be able to stop the Hokies vaunted run attack, forcing turnover prone QB Logan Thomas to deal with Michigan’s Blitz schemes and lockdown corners all day. On the other side Michigan will score and score and score some more, shredding the Virginia Tech defense on the ground(as well as a few big plays through the air). VT will have no chance, Michigan comes out and dominates all facets of this game and cruises to an easy victory putting the seal on a memorable 2011 season!

Go Blue!!!!!!

 

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Buckeye Fail of the Week

Easy decision this week. As always, it’s so much fun to do a simple google search of “Buckeye Arrest.” You will always find gold.

via NewsNet5

CLEVELAND – Former Buckeye Troy Smith was stopped in downtown Cleveland Friday night – and it wasn’t for an autograph.

Cleveland Police say that Smith was stopped at W.9 th and Main Avenue for a traffic violation.

Officers found out during a check that Smith has an outstanding warrant for Driving Under Suspension.

Police placed the Heisman Trophy winner under arrest.

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/former-buckeye-qb-arrested-in-cleveland#ixzz1hy2k4bAb

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Sugar Bowl Preview Part 2

the Maize and Blue will be taking their talents down to NOLA for a Battle with Virginia Tech, a team that has been known for their Running QBs. But who has the edge in this matchup? What type of team will the Wolverines be facing? All these questions and more will be answered over our 4  posts, so without further ado let’s continue with the Key Matchups for the Wolverines:

Key Matchups

The Michigan Front 7 Vs. David Wilson- David Wilson is a great Running Back, there is no way around it. Wilson finished the season with 1627 rushing yards(thats 5th in the nation), Wilson also rushed for over 100 yards in 10 out of 13 games and Rushed for 150 yards or close to it 4 times. His got talent but Michigan’s front 7 playing in the Big Ten has seen some good and great 1000 Yard + RBs(Ronnie Hillman 1711 yards #2 in the nation, Marcus Coker 1385 yards, Rex Burkhead 1268 yards, and Cierre Wood 1042 yards) and of those many spectacular rushers we have shut down most of them or their teams. We did let a few of the rushers go for big games but the rushers that went big on us all had teams with balanced air and rush attacks(See ND and Iowa) and the great rushers that were part of rush only teams like VT got destroyed by the Michigan Front 7(See SDSU, EMU and Neb). This fact alone makes me feel very confident about Mike Martin and the big men upfront, for VT we will focus entirely on stopping the run and allow the the Turnover prone Hokie QB Logan Thomas to test are much improved ball hawking secondary. If we can stop the run in this game it will be a super long day for Virginia Tech.

Tune in Tomorrow for Part 3 of our Sugar Bowl Preview Go Blue!!!!

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Surprise Wolverine of the Week

As you know during football season we reserve the Wolverine of the Week to NFL stars and usually shift our focus to Basketball/Hockey players for this award after the NFL playoffs. We are going to have to put that practice to the side because of the play of a former Wolverine in the NHL demands it.

The NY Rangers’ Carl Hagelin was the NHL Compuware First Star of the Night last night after a 2-goal performance against his team’s heated rival the NY Islanders. As reported by @umichhockey “Hagelin has 9 points (6g, 3a) and is plus-11 in his first 16 games with the Rangers. That includes two shorthanded goals and one game winner.” The superb play by Hagelin has earned him Wolverine of the Week.

Honorable Mention:

Jeff Backus help lead the Lions to dominate the SD Chargers, 38-10,  to clinch an NFC wildcard spot and first playoff berth for the Lions since 1999. This will also be his first trip the the playoffs

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Sugar Bowl Preview Part 1

I would like to start this series of previews by saying how proud I am of this Wolverines team for bringing Michigan football back to prominence\a BCS Bowl. This team really had a great season on both sides of the ball and would give any team in the country a hard time. But we will not be playing just any team we will be taking our talents down to NOLA for a Battle with Virginia Tech a team that has been known for their Running QBs. But who has the edge in this matchup? What type of team will the Wolverines be facing? All these questions and more will be answered over the next 4  posts, so without further ado let’s begin the preview with an overview of the Hokies:

Overview:

  • Like many Virginia Tech teams of the past this is a Run first team. But unlike many VT teams of the past it is not the QB who Runs but rather Star JR RB David Wilson.
  • And boy can this guy run the ball. Wilson finished the season with 266 carries for 1627 yards and 10 TD’s(one was a receiving TD)
  • Although Wilson is almost all the offense VT SO QB Logan Thomas has had a pretty good season as well throwing for 2799 yards and 19 TDs(but also threw 9 INT’s).
  • To go along with the Hokies solid offense is a “very good” defense which is ranked 8th in the country with 17.2 points a game.
  • Why do I put quotes on very good? Because VT has mostly played poor offenses in the ACC and when they went up against the best of the ACC(Clemson) they got blown out allowing Clemson to beat them by 20 in the first matchup and allowing Clemson to drop 38 points on them in the championship game.
  • The only other decent teams Virginia Tech has played also easily scored on this defense with Georgia tech and Miami(actually awful) scoring 26 and 35 respectively.
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Buckeye Fail of the Week

First let me say as many Wolverine faithful have said, I think Ohio got off easy. Especially when you compare it with USC. Even though it was just a slap on the wrist it still feels good to see yet another example of Urban Liar. The last couple weeks he told every recruit who would listen that they would not be facing any more sanctions or bowl ban. And Surprise! That turned out not to be the truth, which was obvious to anyone that was paying attention. There simply was not a way the NCAA could let Ohio get away with everything they did with out at least a year bowl ban. So what I expect to be the first of many I give you Urban Meyer, your Buckeye Fail of the Week.

Via FoxSports

Ohio State players broke the rules and got to play in the Sugar Bowl anyway. Jim Tressel knew about infractions and let it all happen.

Now the Buckeyes and new coach Urban Meyer will pay for it next season.

The NCAA hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties Tuesday for violations that started with eight players taking a total of $14,000 in cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/12/20/ohio-state-gets-bowl-ban-other-penalties/#ixzz1hDYHf3qO

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Columbus Fail of the Week

You stay classy Columbus…

Via 10tv.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A rash of car break-ins on The Ohio State University campus promoted campus police to issue a safety alert to students heading off for winter break.

CrimeTracker 10′s Jeff Hogan reported that police have been dealing with an increase of car break-ins where thieves have smashed windows to grab items in plain sight.

According to police, thieves have even targeted parking lots that are well patrolled.

“It wasn’t like we were seeing one car in one lot; we would see several cars that were broken into,” Ohio State campus police Detective Pete Dragonette said.

Police have seen more than six or eight vehicles broken into in one lot, Hogan reported.

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