Confirmation: Greg Robinson Is No James Bond

Last Saturday against Wisconsin, Michigan improved its scoring defense by nearly three touchdowns from the week before. So how did the Wolverines hold the Badgers to a mere 48 points in a 2o-point blowout loss?

Greg Robinson stuffed animal

Ah, that’s for UM defensive coordinator Greg Robinson to know and you to find out.

Yes, we now know Robinson held out on us last week as he readied his 112th-ranked defense for the Badgers. During the game, after Michigan middle linebacker Kenny Demens recovered a fumble in the third quarter, Robinson was soon seen “furiously” rubbing what looked like a stuffed animal in the face of a generally bewildered Demens.

Apparently getting in touch with his inner child on the sideline is a new thing for Robinson, at least if the reax of MGOBLOG last Saturday was any indication:

From BlueinLansing:

I was watching Gerg, and I kid you not there was not a UM player/coach or staff member within 15 yards of him. He was just standing there alone.

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From Antonio_Sass:

It was the WR fumble in the 3rd Quarter. Greg Robinson was furiously rubbing a stuffed animal on Kenny Demens’ face. Kenny looked like he thought it was pretty awkward.

Funny, it isn’t awkward when Bond does it.

Greg Robinson stuffed animal

(Not that we needed any)

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Tim McCarver Does Not Pass Go, Loses $1 Million

If you saw the recent Casino Royale - so much better than Quantum of Solace - this story will sound eerily familiar: A broker (possibly with an eye that cries blood) takes his client’s money and invests it in a few high-risk ventures, despite his client urging him to “keep it conservative”. The risks don’t exactly go as planned, and he loses a vast portion of his client’s money. In this case, however, instead of a machete-wielding African mercenary, the client in question is everyone’s favorite World Series announcer, Tim McCarver.

Tim McCarver, Monopoly Guy

(Ruh Roh!)

A decent sum of money it was, too; McCarver reportedly lost about a cool million bucks on poor investments. And now he’s taking his broker, Morgan Keegan & Co., to court for “allegedly misleading him on just where his money was invested.” Even better, McCarver’s lawyer, Dale Ledbetter, is using the old Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer defense.

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Maria Sharapova Bond Girl Fantasy

SHARAPOVA SEES HER FUTURE IN BONDS….JAMES BONDS: It would appear that Wimbledon is not enough, as Maria Sharapova’s next racket is to be a Bond girl.

Maria Sharapova Bond Girl

A friend of the tennis star told the TIMES OF INDIA that Maria is a big fan of the 007 films, and she herself feels her “Russian blood” would make her perfect for James’ latest sexy sidekick.

Sharapova Sherlock

Sharapova seems to have prepared for any possible role: “I’m really good at manipulating people. And I’m great at spying. I should have been Sherlock Holmes.”

Sharapova Austin Powers

As she smashes away in England, Sharapova has been rumored to be considered for two upcoming Bonds films: “From Russia With 40-Love” and “You Only Fault Twice.”

Vladimir Putin

But if M or Q disapprove, Sharapova has a plan B to play for the other side. She’s stated that after current Bond Daniel Craig, her choice for dream tennis partner would be Russian prez (and ex-KGB officer) Vladimir Putin.