Sports Thread

August 31st, 2012 at 2:37 pm by under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather

  Whew, Michigan got thumped!  41-14 Alabama.  Tigers win 5-1.  Scherzer rules! One game back now. Interesting Fact:  The Green Bay Packers will travel the fewest miles to their away games this season, 5,774 miles.   Michigan State wins!  …a 17-13 victory over Boise State! None of the usual wimpy pre-season openers for the Wolverines and Spartans this year.  #8 Michigan is taking on #2 Alabama in Arlington, Texas right now.  You can watch that game on WOTV4.    Notre Dame scored 50 points in their game against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.  Brian Kelly’s has a tough schedule this year, but the Fighting Irish were rockin’ today.  An estimated 35,000 people from the U.S. went to Ireland for the game.  That game started at 9 AM EDT.    Dublin is a cool place in the summer.  The warmest high temperature this summer in Dublin has been 75.  On the other hand, the coolest temperature last winter was 21.  Western Michigan was in Champaign-Urbana to take on the Univ. of Illinois, my wife’s alma mater.  The rain temporarily tapered off, but they had 1.28″ of rain this morning and the dewpoint there is 74.  Illinois won that game 24-7. WMU had negative rushing yards and four turnovers.  North Park visited Hope College.  Hope comes away with a 42-24 victory.   GVSU made a long trip to Western Oregon for a 4 PM game, which they won 48-20 (I watched that game when the Wisconsin game ended).  The teams played close in the first half, then GVSU took over in the second half.     The Whitecaps are out of the playoffs now.  They finish up with 3 home games Sat., Sun., Mon.  Also, don’t forget the annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon on WOTV4 Sunday evening (link has station list for those of you who read the blog but are not in our TV viewing area).

39 Responses to “Sports Thread”

  1. Mark says:

    Close, but MSU plays tonight and U of M plays tomorrow night.

  2. Jack says:

    Hey Brother, Bill…..I believe M.S U. Plays TONIGHT, and Michigan Plays Saturday, You got it Flip- Floped….Just Saying….Peace and….GOD BLESS… ;-)

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      I changed it…sorry about that.

  3. Dan says:

    Go Blue! They’ll have a tough time without Fitz Toussaint to help the offense. You’ve got to respect Coach Hoke for his decision!
    I say, if Michigan can hang with Bama until late in the 4th then, they’ve got a shot to pull the upset. Give the ball to Denard and let him go get the win!
    MSU wins over Boise by a Touchdown. Tigers are fading. I don’t think they’ll make the post season. I really hope I’m wrong and they can begin by taking three from White Sox!!

    1. Jack says:

      Dan I agree with Ya , On your Takes on M.S.U. and Michigan, However I Disagree with The TIGERS Fading…TIGERS WILL BE IN THE POSTSEASON…….. Go TIGERS…. Soxs Suck…. ;-/

  4. Hugh near Ada says:

    I’m still miffed about tigers. Where’s the hitting – where’s a win? Skipper, send them to Toledo or a local high school for training and/or explusion…

    1. Jack says:

      Ha, Hugh….Maybe Skipper should call RAYBURN Back… Just Kidding, Of course Jim L. Does need Someone to smuggle his SMOKES……Lol…. Sure don’t Feel like Football Weather….

      1. Hugh near Ada says:

        Have you heard the rumor that Terry Francona wants JL’s job?

  5. Brian(Grandville) says:

    Fire McClendon, DH Boesch, and tell Young to shave the 80′s mustache. Might be a formula for success.

    1. Jack says:

      3 Run…Shot By 80s Mustache…… Delmon Young !, Don’t Shave it …. Keep Hitting..D.Y…. ;-)

    2. Jack says:

      The Mustache Man… Delmon Young… Does it Again Tonight…Don’t Shave Mr. Young….. Go TIGERS….. SWEEP SOXS…!!!!!!!…. :-)

      1. Jack says:

        Home run ..!!!!!! By….. THE MUSTACHE MAN….. DELMON YOUNG……..DON’T SHAVE IT BABY….!!!!! GO TIGERS….. ;-)

  6. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Bill, why is it so windy?

    1. Jack says:

      Nathan it’s Windy Because of all The POLITICAL CRAP……POLITICAL HOT- AIR….. Lol….. ;-)

      1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

        I don’t politics, I like the weather!

  7. INDY says:

    MICHIGAN!!! MICHIGAN !!! MICHIGAN!!! What a great week’nd up coming 4 sure don’t for get Jerry Lewis’s telophane!! INDYY..

    1. Jack says:

      Indy Is There A Football PARTY…At The YARD of. BRICKS ????? GO- Blue… ;-)

  8. Jeff (Fremont) says:

    I’m pretty sure after getting swept by the Royals, the Tigers are due for a winning streak. They’ll be at home for this series, so hopefully they can win at least two. It wasn’t until last Semptember that they realy started making it happen. We will see.

    1. Jack says:

      Jeff…This Tiger Team Has Not Clicked on All Cylinders Yet This Year…. Now ,or In The Postseason it’s Bound To HAPPEN!

  9. michael g (SE GR) says:

    Fire Leyland. I’ve been saying that since he refused to start Kenny Rogers in game 5 of the World Series against St. Louis. He used the Leyland logic “we need to win game 6 too”. Of course, there WAS no game 6. Last year they won in spite of him, not because of him.

    1. Jack says:

      Who Shall We Get Then??……….. Al Kaline…?…

      1. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

        Tom Brookens would be my pick….

        1. michael g (SE GR) says:

          Or hire Gibson away from Arizona.

        2. Brian(Grandville) says:

          Or make all the starters in the line up watch video of Cabrera batting before each game.

  10. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    I’m seeing some leaves change color already! It has to be because it’s so hot and dry… There is no way it’s fall yet.

    1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

      I hope! :)

  11. Brenda says:

    Not much deviation from Ireland’s hottest and coldest temperatures of the year so far.

  12. Jack says:

    Let’s See…Lions Won Last Preseason Game Thur. , M.S.U. Wins Fri. Night, Tigers also Beat The Soxs Fri. Night, All We Need Now Is a MICHIGAN Win Sat. Night, Along With 2 More Tiger Wins this Weekend….. That Would Be Glorious…For Michigan Sports…. Go- BLUE….Go TIGERS……PEACE and ENJOY….. :-)

  13. Tom L says:

    Michigan State….
    Do they HAVE a football team???

    GO BLUE!! :)

    1. 04 GTO (gaines 68th & Kzoo) says:

      just remember lil brother has to play dirty to win.. its just what lil brothers do… let big brother show them how its done… GO BLUE!

    2. Mark (Okemos) says:

      Looking forward to the UofM/MSU game this year. Looks like Blue is finally back and may break the four game losing streak against Sparty.

  14. Dan says:

    Almost time for the Michigan game! LETS GO BLUE!!! They have a shot to pull the upset! Also, Tigers could be ONLY a game back after tonight. Its Lariano vs Scherzer in the pitching match up. Lets go Tigers!

    1. Jack says:

      Tiger Victory…. What Up with BLUE……. J.V. Tommorow….GO TIGERS….!!!!

  15. Ned S. (Now in South Holland) says:

    Unfortunately the Tide is eating the Wolverines’ lunch at halftime. Dennard does not look like a Heisman candidate; hopefully he’ll get it together. The Tide could be almost a pro team the way they are playing. Wowza!

    1. Jack says:

      More Like, Breakfest, Lunch, and Dinner… Wowza….Great Word….Peace… :-(

  16. Dan says:

    Cannot figure out why Borgess didn’t game plan to let Denard run? Alabama looks like a pro team. They just man handle you and beat you in every phase of the game. Michigan was clearly over matched. They do look to have some nice wrinkles that have put in. We will have to see how they do in the Big Ten! I’m thinking, They’ll be FINE!
    How about the Tigers? Scherzer was wheeling and dealing! Lets see if they can be tied for lead after today. Verlander needs a GREAT outing!

    1. Jack says:


  17. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

    I was at the tigers game Saturday :D

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