— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 27, 2012
I don't think anyone expected anything different for the 2012 captains. These two choices were painfully obvious.
2012 Season Countdown: #4 Fitzgerald Toussaint - Fitz wins Magnus's made up Underranked Player of the Year award after coming in nearly 50 places lower last year.
Jordan Kovacs rises to become Michigan's most consistent defender - Kovacs comes in for another round of fluff.
"I like being known as a walk-on, because I think it kind of tells you about some of the things I've had to overcome," he said. "When you think walk-on, you think tough road, and that's exactly what it was. That walk-on chip is something I always carry with me.
No. 2 senior recruit Coon commits to Michigan - Before I started down the path to international fame and immense riches, I spent a couple years working in a school outside of Lansing, and while there one of the sports I coached was track and field at the middle school level. Our team had a few meets where Fowlerville was also competing, and I can vividly remember seeing Coon compete. Even as an eighth grader he had the build of a senior in high school. He was nearly as tall as I was -- and I'm 6'3 -- and probably 30lbs heavier. Still, he ran sprints and beat my fastest kids. It was obvious at the time that he would be a D-I athlete. I'm just shocked he didn't choose football. Still, its a good pickup.
To the casual observer, those career choices - to teach and coach or to help others with physical afflictions - might seem like mundane, misguided possibilities. At his size, Cronin can't escape the constant commentary: He should be playing basketball. Even his mother wonders why God made her middle son so tall, then deprived him of his rightful career path.
The Mercy Rule - Unlimited Juice - David Roth on performance enhancing drugs.
Say what you will for or against drugs, but chances are you take them. This is not so much saying something about you, but more an obvious thing about the way people actually live. In our day-to-day lives as debased and alienated servants of global capital's misery-machine/individuals endowed with free will, most of the drugs we take aren't strictly performance-enhancing. Unless it is your job to be Clammy Hallucinating Person Rapidly but Unwittingly Clearing the Room at a Party or Jaw-Grinding Person Telling a Long, Loud Story Without a Clear Endpoint—and if it is, congratulations on weathering a shitty economic climate like a champ—chances are good that drugs are not really helping you in your line of work.