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directpressure
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Location: Detroit
ZIP: 48185
Gender: Male
Member since: July 18, 2005
Last visit: September 08, 2011

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Sports Bio

Fan of ALL the Detroit teams, lucky enough to have witnessed 3 Stanly Cups, 3 NBA titles, 1 World Series victory, 2 national championships Football & basketball by U of M.
Bleed U of M blue & was in the Big house last year for the Comeback & win against MSU. My son & myself did not leave to beat the traffic!
May take awhile to support the NHL.

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Think you are having a bad day?: I am the Coach of the Michigan Mustangs & I was on the bus that had the accident. Luckily my son was not injured in the crash. I posted this story as an inspiration, when you think you are having a bad day……. I just talked to Mo and he is doing great. He deserves the award he got from MDA. Mo holds a Masters Degree from Michigan Sate University & works there currently helping students with special needs. Check out the Wheel Chair Hockey League; www.thewchl.com or The Calgary Tournament; http://www.powerhockey.ca/phc2006/ We are hopeful to bring the Power Hockey Cup to the Michigan in 2010, & we plan on playing some exhibition games in Toronto summer 2007. We will also participate in the PHC 2008 location TBD. (Either Toronto or North Carolina)

posted by directpressure to hockey at 12:35 PM on September 11 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

NHL's Musical Chairs

Bettman will never let the Wings move into the East. He will say we need the "draw" of Detriot to help grow the game & retain fans our West. The Wings are the most travled team in the NHL over the last 10 or 15 years. I think they could have won more Cups between '97 & '11 had they been in the East & always played 7 or 7:30 starts!

posted by directpressure at 10:05 AM on May 19

Where's the Flag on Heath Miller's Beheading?

The NFL reefing is way too inconsistent. The Lions Su get's a personal foul for a phantom elbow to the head of a (or a push down) QB & the hit on Miller & the double punch to the face of Roethlisberger, don't get a flag . WTF!!!!!!

posted by directpressure at 09:32 AM on December 07

Football Team Attacks Spectators in Ontario

The players that were in the stands should not ever play again if they participated in the brawl. Some were trying to make peace. I didn't see any coach or team reps trying to stop it. They should be held accountable too! Shouldn't need a complaint -every picture tells a story, & every video allows you to slow it down & identify!

posted by directpressure at 03:02 PM on October 20

Neurosurgeon: Don Cherry is Hurting Hockey

After the latest NHL lock out the "rules" were changed. I notice a big shift in how youth hockey was officiated. There was a focus on hits to the head; it took the kids a little while to understand the "new" rules & they adapted. @ That time I had a Midget & Mite playing. Now my midget has "retired" & my mite is a First year Pee Wee, which is the 1st year of checking here in the states. I am appalled at the lack of protection afforded to the youngster's heads! I too love tough physical hockey, but as I sit & watch 3 to 4 games a week I just don't see the emphasis on blows to the head that I saw just a few short years ago. This is very easy to fix. Anything to the head is a 2 minute minor, get 3 in a game & you get a game misconduct. Singling out Don Cherry is easy, but miss-placed.

posted by directpressure at 03:58 PM on December 14

High School Football Star Saves 22 lives from Armed Student

Great kid, great story. Many thanks to this young man. He prevented a tragic ending. Sounds like he can tackle too! Gun control laws have nothing to do with it. Criminals don't follow laws. Stricter gun laws would have done nothing to stop the girl from getting on the bus with a gun. When seconds count, the police are minutes away.

posted by directpressure at 04:50 PM on September 02

Mavericks Fans Declare Open Season on Nuggets' Families

"You [expletive] better cut the [expletive]," he shouted, as team personnel tried to pull him back to the huddle. "You're going to get [expletive] up."

Martin then said to his mother: "Somebody do something to you, you better tell me. I'm going to [expletive] somebody up."

If this is a real quote, isn't it playing right into the Cuban quote?
You can't go "on the road" & talk trash & not expect the hometown fans to respond. His mother brought it on herself. Doesn't make it right, but it would happened @ a little league game, if you sat amongst the other teams fans & started talking sh!t, not to metion an NBA playoff game.
I find it funny that a guys goes out of his way to portray the thug life, then gets upset when someone says "you're a thug"

posted by directpressure at 11:44 AM on May 15

Defending Cup champs go unrepresented in All-Star game, and lose 2 stars for a game because of it.

One other quick point I forgot-If the league wants the ASG to be a showcase of the top talent in the league, for that year, they need to get system that does that. The "All Star" roster this year is a joke. I can think of a half a dozen (Metric conversion 6, JK!) players that don't deserve to be an "All Star".

posted by directpressure at 08:20 AM on January 26

Defending Cup champs go unrepresented in All-Star game, and lose 2 stars for a game because of it.

Apparently the rule states that you must be out one game prior to the ASG, in order to avoid the "show up for the event clause", well, Pavel Dattsyuk left the last game before the ASG in the 3rd period., when HE GOT INJURED! He should be exempt from this rule. If the NHL wants to "showcase" it's best talent how about coming up with a television contract that allows people to actually see the game? Here it the states the game was on VS., which is a premium cable channel. It goes to something like 2.5% of homes in the US, if that many How about the CBJ fans that have "paid" & are true hockey fans? They get punished by not being able to see 2 of the games stars..

posted by directpressure at 08:06 AM on January 26

9 year old with a 40 mph fastball, gets the boot.

To me, it just goes to show how far we have gone with political correctness. This kid can't pitch because he is too good. Are you kidding me? The message needs to get out- There are losers in life, not everyone succeeds, but hard work & in this case practice, (i.e. go to the batting cage) should be the message to the other players in the league., Not take the kid off the mound because he's just too fast. This is one of the most ridiculous kid's sports stories I have ever read. If you read the article, it sounds too me like this kids team was winning & the former champions didn't like it (Plus he choose not to play for them), so they shut him down. Thats what I get from reading between the lines. The right thing to do is let him finish the season & move him up a league next year.

posted by directpressure at 08:51 AM on August 26

Yanks' Shelley Duncan Crushes Poor Child's Hopes, Dreams, Future, Then Laughs And Sacrifices A Black Goat To The Dark Lords

Poor judgment on Shelly's part, but I see it as a part of the Red Sox/ Yankees rivalry. I would expect that the IRS has already contacted the family (As it has with fans that now own milestone home run balls) demanding their cut. I thought it was mandatory to chant "Yankees Suck", "Red Sox Suck" depending on what team you root for? Maybe Shelly falls into the realm of dumb jock and just wrote the last thing he heard? EBay it & take the money, use it for the required therapy because of the emotional scaring!

posted by directpressure at 10:31 AM on September 18

Hockey patch checks kids' injuries

this does work. Kids tend to pull out of thier check when they can see the "STOP" sign (patch) Long over due in youth hockey. Great post, with the start of youth hockey season here. My youngets skated with his new team a couple of days ago.

posted by directpressure at 02:13 PM on September 10

2007 NFL Draft.

Let’s remember that the Heisman Trophy is for football accomplishments at the collegiate level. It has very little to do with what the NFL sees in a player or what the player will become at the next level. Eric Crouch anyone? A perfect example that the HT doesn’t have any relevance to the NFL. How bout Andre Ware? Please don’t blame the Lions for Mr. Ware; he just wasn’t an NFL talent. I am sure there are other trophy winners that didn’t do much in the NFL & some that did, my point is this; The Heisman trophy doesn’t mean anything for draft position or success in the NFL.

posted by directpressure at 01:18 PM on December 27

The NHL to realign?

How about an Original Six Conference + Ottawa? I am a long time NHL fan and that idea appeals to me. Why not cater to your long time fans a bit? Usually a staple of this type of discussion has Detroit moving into the East. Maybe Put 3 Original Six teams in a divison but in the same Conference then there would be a greater chance of Original Six playoff match ups? I am all for a “major” realignment of the NHL. All Eastern Time zone games are a plus, but Detroit would have to change Conferences.

posted by directpressure at 07:43 PM on December 22

Tigers Win 3-1 in World Series Game 2

OK I watched the video. They do have 3 separate times you can "see” something on his hand. Last night & 1 other time same spot, once on the index finger. I am not familiar with rosin (I know what it is & what it is supposed too do) but is it possible that the use of rosin & dirt could be the cause? If not let me know, as I said I don't know rosin very well! This could be a cause/effect, which falls completely with in the rules. Or he could have been dabbing the pine tar on his hand. It wouldn't be the first time an athlete tried to gain a competitive advantage. I just hope the league doesn’t suspend him too long. Oh, wait the Ump didn’t throw him out of the game for violating the rules.............

posted by directpressure at 02:32 PM on October 23

Tigers Win 3-1 in World Series Game 2

Hey I just saw a picture that supposedly show it was shit on KR hand, I guess that’s "proof” too? Still haven't seen this photographic proof from 3 strait appearances showing some substance on the same part of the hand as was seen last night. Can it really be proof at this point? I am sure some folks in St. Louis are handy with the old Photoshop! Now I have read & heard lots of stories today, that most MLB pitchers use some type of doctoring method usually pine tar. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't what he had on his hand last night. An undeniable FACT is he went on to pitch 7 more innings of shut out ball. He would have to be a LUNITIC to continue doctoring the ball AFTER it was brought to light. I feel that the media is just itching to find someway to discredit this years Tigers. Hell I can hardly believe "The Detroit Tigers take the field in the 102nd World Series" myself! Maybe that’s what KR brought to The Motor City, the ability to teach all the young kids to doctor the ball. Not Gold Glove pitcher fielding or veteran leadership. No doubt in my mind IF the umpire thought he was violating he would have been inspected & tossed. From the umpires perspective it is usually pretty easy to see the ball's movement & unusually movement at that.

posted by directpressure at 12:49 PM on October 23