Thursday, February 02, 2006

3 Games, 3 Wins

Imagine that. The NBA-leading Pistons are on one station, the Western Conference leading Red Wings are on another station, and I choose to watch The Big 10 Leading Michigan Wolverines basketball team. God does it feel good to be able to say that. Who would've thought I'd be picking them over the Wings and Pistons?

In between flipping back and forth, I was getting a little bit worried about the Maize and Blue. They started slow, got out to a comfortable lead, held it for a long time, and then it got close at the end. Once again, it would've been really easy for that team to fold (especially with Horton on the bench) but they were able to pull it out thanks to Dion Harris and a clutch shot by Daniel. Courtney was again MIA. 1 of 6 from the field, with 3 of his shots blocked, going up against a team that doesn't start anyone that is less than a half-foot shorter than him. Vagina. He was menstrating all over the court once again. Lester returned for 2 minutes and had a nice basket. Not sure why he didn't play more--if his aggravated his ankle, or if they were just testing it and wanted him to shut it down. Either way it was nice to see him back on the floor. Hopefully he'll be good to go against Iowa.

Something interesting that I learned yesterday. Jack Johnson's 7 minute penalty and game misconduct against Miami was reviewed by the CCHA and they actually apologized to Michigan, saying that it shouldn't have been called. Guess who was the ref? Here's a hint, he apologized to Michigan a couple years ago after waiving off a U of M goal that would've tied a game at Munn (that we ended up losing by empty-netter was the only other tally). If you said Brian Aaron, you're absolutely correct!!!

Over to the Wings, Kronwall made his return to action and man-oh-man did he look good. He had a huge hit, and two assists. Not bad for someone playing his first game in four months. Detroit may not make a deadline deal this year, but getting Kronwall back is even better. Adding a top 4 defenseman to the team is always a plus, especially when he's got a rocket of a shot and can make the outlet pass. He's going to love playing without the red line, since that's what he was used to over in Sweden, when he quarterbacked the team's Torpedo System. The highlights.

The Wings as a whole looked uninspired for the first half of the game, but luckily they got it going in time to salvage a win. The first goal Legace gave up was a cheapie, but he rebounded and made some big saves at the end to preserve the win.

Congrats to Tomas Holmstrom. With the injury to Markus Naslund, Homer has been named to the Swedish Olympic Team.

From the "This can't actually happen....can it?" file, a post on says--citing a post on another board citing ESPN Insider (and my best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious)--that the Red Wings will be going to a more "modern" look with their jerseys next season.

The new Red Wings home jersey will be red, and will feature a mid-weight ULTRAFIL polyester construction, as well as double layered shoulders, black interlock neck trim, reinforced stitching on the shoulders and armholes, with black cuffs and white polyester mesh gusset inserts for better ventilation. Below the gussets, the jersey will be black. The flying wheel chest crest will feature a black drop shadow, and the jersey will have black player numbers under the white player name. Piping across the shoulders will be reflective white.

My BS-o-meter is beeping away on this one. While it's been rumored for awhile that the Wings would get a black third jersey, I can't see them changing the classic look that they've got now. Black numbers under a white name? Reflective piping? There's no way.

Pistons? Another game, another blowout win over Minnesota. Think that team's happy they're done playing us for the year?

Fun story for Packer fans about Max Lane--the guy that Reggie White just abused in Super Bowl XXXI. He watched the tape for the first time in conducting this interview.

And an update on my favorite racecar driver, Andretti-Green driver Bryan Herta. Who races in the offseason, but has done a better job of not flipping his car than Tony Stewart has. It's almost racing season!!!!


Anonymous said...

Out of curiousity, where did you get the Johnson/CCHA info from? I've never seen the incident, but heard all about it.

Packer487 said...

My buddy told me about it (if he said it, it's me). Not sure if it was on the Berenson show or what, but someone asked Red about it and his reply was that the CCHA apologized and said it shouldn't have been called because in no way did Jack board the guy.

I haven't seen a clip either, but apparently Michigan Sports Mag might have had it...