Dave Brandon Resigns: What’s Next?

Mark Schlissel

I had taken a hiatus from writing on here because let’s face it, there hasn’t been anything good to write¬†about. I won’t celebrate Dave Brandon leaving the University of Michigan because that’s asking for bad karma. That being said, this is a step in the right direction.

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Detroit Red Wings 2014-2015 Season Preview and NHL Season Predictions

Detroit Red Wings

Much like Michigan Football, I’m not overly optimistic about the Detroit Red Wings championship hopes. I think they should be a lock for the playoffs if they stay healthy, but I don’t know if I see them being capable of making a playoff run. That being said, if Jimmy Howard gets hot, you never know what can happen. Things got off to a great start with Anthony Mantha breaking his tibia and he’ll be out 6-8 weeks. This is unfortunate because it gives him no chance at making the roster to start the year and he’ll begin the year in the AHL. I would expect that once Mantha is healthy he would be one of the first guys to get called up.

Things only got worse when Pavel Datsyuk was hit by Rob Scuderi in the first preseason game against Pittsburgh and he separated his shoulder. He’s expected to miss about four weeks¬†and he’ll miss the start of the season for the first time in 13 seasons…not ideal. Talent was not the issue for the Red Wings last year and it isn’t the issue this year, it’s staying healthy. When this team is healthy, they have a very solid roster…but as we have learned, this team has trouble staying healthy now that they’re older.

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Michigan vs. Minnesota: The Sky Is Falling And Brady Hoke Doesn’t Know It

Michigan Football

A year ago I wrote that I thought that the sky may be falling after the UConn game…oh how wrong I was. I can honestly say now that the sky is falling. This program is at the point of no return it seems and it still hasn’t hit rock bottom…yet. Before the season started, I had heard that the coaches had some concerns about this upcoming season, but I can’t imagine they thought it would end up like this. I figured they would be worried they would be 9-3 with losses to their 3 major rivals, not 2-3 before October. I look at the schedule and there are no winnable games/guaranteed wins left…not if they keep playing like they have been. Could you imagine a 2-10 Michigan Football team? The thought makes me want to puke. I was thinking 5-7 worst case scenario after Notre Dame, but now I don’t even know how they will get 3 more wins.

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Michigan Football: When It Rains, It Pours

Michigan-Utah

I can’t help but look at this photo and think it’s a high school football game. After the rain delay, this was all that was left at Michigan Stadium. This certainly looks like the death of an elite football program to me.

As I sat there in the pouring rain, waiting for the game to be suspended after seeing lightning, I couldn’t help but think, this is how it all ends for Brady Hoke. Soaking wet, in a weather delay, following another offensive turnover. The offense has turned into a turnover machine that couldn’t find the end zone with a god damn GPS.

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Fantasy Football Is A Roller Coaster Of Emotions

Fantasy Football

I always try to make good on my bets. Unfortunately, Fantasy Football is not always the best thing to place bets on since you have little to no control on the outcome. Few things provide an emotional roller coaster like it and I love it.

Despite a valiant effort from the Patriots defense to help my sorry team and my poor decisions, I was bested by Nick Daigneau and his team. His running backs are heinous, but my receivers are worse…at least they were during this contest. I’ll have my revenge in the playoffs…hopefully.

And as a reminder, don’t sit your studs…damn Philip Rivers.

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Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Sickening

If you’re looking for a recap of the game, you might as well skip this post. There’s no point analyzing the porous effort on both sides of the ball. This is going to just be an unorganized, semi-coherent rant. Well, hang on, here’s a quick recap:

That sufficient enough?

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Michigan vs. App State Recap: We Can Run The Ball?

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So this took a little longer to compile than I wanted, but this week was busy (shocker I know).

Okay, yes, it’s only Appalachian State, but still. After being completely unable to run the football last year, the fact that they could run down the field without getting tackled in the backfield every time was awesome. Yes, most of their rushing yards were on about 5 big runs, but that’s what you need, game-breaking runs.

But more on that later.

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