Early Season Woes

Well, I have finally found something worse than the Giants two losses. Just 
kidding, but I am not pleased with the G-Men. At all. Eli is playing terrible, 
and the running game is a disaster. 

Oh, and my condolences go out to all the David Wilson fantasy owners right now. 
Unfortunately, when Andre Brown broke his leg, I decided to go after David 
Wilson in my fantasy league. Dumb move.

Anyway, when I said I'd found something worse than the Giants, I don't even mean 
the Jaguars. Now, the Jags are definitely worse than the Giants, but the Giants 
were actually supposed to be good!

I mean, how can you be worse than a team who didn't get passed their own 36 yard 
line in Week 1. Yes, you heard that statistic, it's not a typo; the Jacksonville 
Jaguars weren't able to get passed their OWN 36 yard line.

Besides that embarrassing fact, I managed to find something terrible in the NFL. 
Trent Richardson, an Indianapolis Colt? I thought it was a joke when I saw a 
headline on FoxSports, after my 2nd straight Fall Ball loss against Union.

When I got home, I checked NFL.com, ESPN, and cbssports.com to make sure I 
wasn't going crazy. First of all, it never really occurred to me that NFL teams 
make trades. Now, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but compared to other 
sports... Not a lot of trades in pro football.

My dad's fraternity brother/ESPN Analyst Adam Schefter discussing trade

My dad’s fraternity brother/ESPN Analyst Adam Schefter discussing trade



Anyway, when I saw that headline, my first thought was, "Is this a comedy show?" My 
second thought was, "If for some reason thats true, is Andrew Luck a Brown?" Of 
course, the chances of that are unlikely, but trading a young, talented RB in 
the NFL is pretty unlikely too.

I had to see who the Colts had given up, expecting a player like T.Y. Hilton or 
somebody with some serious value. When I realized how little the Indianapolis 
Colts had given up, I was shocked. 

A draft pick. That's it. Trent Richardson for a draft pick. My friend Joe, an 
unfortunate Cleveland fan, had a theory: The Browns wanted to get rid of all 
their good players to get the 1st overall pick of next years draft. 

That is preposterous, but I haven't come up with a better solution, other than 
the obvious, "They are rebuilding." 

Even so, why not rebuild around a talented young player? I don't get it. Also, 
it kinda bothers me that the Browns have given up so early. They may not have 
the best team in their division, but it is a little ridiculous to give up on the 
year after Week 2. 

Despite all this, my fantasy team is 2-0. So, I have something to hang on to. 
Hopefully, the Giants will step it up too.
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My Training Camp for Ann Arbor

It’s been real Summer 2013. My summer was great, including an awesome vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, lots of quality time with my friends, and sports galore. It was also good to have a nice break from school and the responsibilities the school year entails.

But unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. As 8th grade is right around the corner, I have come to realize a few things.

First, I actually have to wake up early.

Second, on a more serious note, I have recognized the fact that High School is only a year away. Pretty hard to believe. I mean, I am barely five foot and I am a year away from high school!

Now, I am not particularly excited for 8th grade to start, but I am one more year closer to accomplishing the big goal: To be a Michigan Wolverine.

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I have been told multiple times that it’s harder than ever to get into Michigan nowadays. I completely understand that I will have to work my tail off to get that ticket to paradise. And believe me, I will.

I might have a slight idea of what I could do for a living, but I am not even close to making that decision. I do know one thing for sure: I can’t see myself NOT being a Wolverine.

Which brings me back to 8th grade. Being one year away from high school, 8th grade has a special importance for myself. And that, my friend, is “Habit”. Getting in good habits for High school.

I see High school as a situation similar to the circumstances NFL QB Tim Tebow endured about four weeks ago. Tim Tebow was competing for the backup spot on the Patriots.

I will be competing for a spot in Ann Arbor.

Tim Tebow had a chance at earning a roster spot on the New England Patriots. If he had performed well throughout the past four weeks, he would’ve been a Patriot. That did not go as planned for him, and now he is a free agent.

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If I perform well during High School, I get the spot. So, returning back to this year, 8th grade is like practice. I need to get into good habits in “practice”, so I have more of a chance at earning that spot in Ann Arbor.

So, as much as I dread the that first day of school, I also see it as an opportunity to practice, and make correctable mistakes. Tebow was assessed in training camp as well as the pre-season, so in fairness, his mistakes (in practice) weren’t able to fly like mine will this year.

Speaking of Michigan, the football team absolutely obliterated Central Michigan 59-9. I thought our defense looked very good, and our rushing game was outstanding. I was very impressed with the way Al Borges (Offensive Coordinator) conducted our attack, and included many play makers in the offensive scheme.

I was also impressed with true freshman RB Derrick Green who had a great burst through holes, and relentless power and toughness.

I also discovered a new favorite player. Cam. Gordon. He is a boss, and so fun to watch. He plays linebacker and is all over the place. An absolute beast.

We are definitely going to contend for a Big Ten Championship, along with threatening Ohio State’s BCS Championship. The future looks bright for this Michigan football program led by HC Brady Hoke.

So bright we named our new dog “Brady” after him!

Happy Fall, and go blue!