Sunday, January 9, 2011

A quick recap

There have been a few interesting tidbits the last few days, but nothing really worth its own post, so I will lump them all together here:

The Michigan coaching search is still a circus with Jim Harbaugh going to the 49ers. The latest rumors have them linked to Les Miles. He's batshit crazy, but has a better track record than Hoke, so I would be ok with that.

Speaking of Michigan, the first and certainly not last signs that the coaching situation is going to affect the long term success were announced on National TV yesterday at the Army All American Bowl. Three players, who were at one time thought to be Michigan leans committed elsewhere. Kris Frost, a WR/LB from NC committed to Auburn. FL S/OLB/Valedictorian Wayne Lyons declared for Stanford. Previously committed Army Player of the Year RB Dee Hart officially announced his intentions to go to Alabama. Rivals.com calls Michigan the "biggest loser" of the Army Bowl. Add to that the wavering commitments of other recruits, and, well, fuck....

On to brighter news. Lions Rookie of the Year candidate Ndamukong Suh (Vote for him here) will not be playing in the Pro Bowl due to a shoulder injury. It sucks, but I'd rather him be healthy for next season.

The Pistons are starting to get included in trade scenarios, citing their desire to shed salary. This one has Rip leaving, and Troy Murphy's expiring contract coming. I would jump on that. And if you think Detroit is giving up too much talent, add in Chris Wilcox or Jason Maxiell. ZING!!!

The Tigers are still being linked to Starting Pitchers. The most intriguing option I have heard is Brad Penny.
Verlander, Porcello, Scherzer,Penny, and Coke/Galarraga is a strong rotation. With Matt Garza going to the Cubs for a huge prospect package...umm....package of prospects, the trade market is looking expensive.

The Michigan Basketball team takes on the Semi-pro team, the Kansas Jayhawks today at 4:30 on CBS. I am receiving word that despite the recent transgressions, Kansas is still considered an NCAA team. My bad. They feature the Morris twins, Marcus and Markief, freshman guard, Josh Selby, who missed nine games for violating NCAA rules, and freshman guard Royce Woolridge. Woolridge is only averaging 3.9 minutes per game, but is the son of former NBA player and Detroit Piston, Orlando Woolridge. He was on the receiving end of a nasty posterization by Michael Jordan in 1990...



In non local news, what a crazy day in the NFL yesterday. I will sum it up with Marshawn Lynch's run...

2 comments:

  1. As a Pistons fan who can't bare to watch any games, I am all for getting rid of Hamilton. Except I am hearing that the Pistons would also have to include a first rounder which in no way should they do. Murphey straight up sounds dandy, but with every NBA team trying to lowball it's going to be hard to get of Hamilton or Prince.

    The Army All American game was quite the disappointment. It's going to be upsetting hearing about Hart as a special teams star and Frost as a wide receiver when all Michigan recruiting fans know the potential of both and what could have been.

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  2. Oh, well scratch that. Giving up a (probable)top ten pick is the last thing Joe D should do.

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