Detroit Sports and stuff

My ranting of sports, life, and whatever I feel like...but mostly sports. Now in the un-daily variety.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Irish Cream-ed

The University of Michigan football team took care of business today in a resounding way, beating Notre Dame 47-21 in South Bend, Indiana. U-M QB Chad Henne threw 3 touchdown passes, all of them to Sophmore WR Mario Manningham, and the defense chipped in with 5 turnovers (2 directly resulted in touchdowns). Notre Dame was held to just 4 yards rushing, and their star QB Brady Quinn turned the ball over 4 times by himself (3 int's, 1 fumble). U-M RB Mike Hart rushed for 124 yards, and U-M moves to 12-1 when Hart passes the century mark. This victory was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Wolverines, who had not won a road opener since 1999.

Speaking of what the doctor ordered, A Rx of Baltimore Orioles is exactly what the Detroit Tigers needed to find their hitting, and get a winning streak started. Last night, the Tigers poured in the runs, beating Baltimore 17-2. Detroit scored 8 runs in one inning (which equaled the total amount of runs from the last 4 games combined, and the 17 runs is 6 games of work in total). We continued our good luck today, beating the O's 2-0, with Nate Robertson finally picking up just enough offense to get him a win. The series finally is tomorrow afternoon (sadly), but our magic number has been reduced to 13 with the win, meaning a combination of 13 wins/2nd place team losses (most likely the Twins, who won today and stay 2 games back of us) will see us as division champs, and into the (insert p-word here).

So the weekend is off to a good start, but the Lions play the Bears at Chicago tomorrow, and Arsenal is at Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, so hopefully 3 more wins tomorrow (with the Tigers completing the sweep of the Orioles) will make this weekend Faaaaaaaantastic.

But we'll have to wait 'til tomorrow for the exciting conclusion of 'Best Weekend Ever (!)(?)'...


Anonymous James said...

Tigers won again (2-0).

U of M was unbelievable.

My fingers are crossed for the Lions.

Don't care about soccer.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I know you don't care about football (real football, not NFL) you have to keep saying it?

6:32 PM  
Anonymous James said...


9:43 PM  
Anonymous Josh said...

I caught the end of the Arsenal/Man U match in NYC - quite a finish - beautiful goal...too bad the Lions stink. If they don't win against Green Bay, will they be the 1st 0-16 team??

10:50 PM  

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