(re-posted from thread)
Just got back. Great time.
The judges were: some hater from the media (a Michigan grad) named Ryan, who was the Simon Cowell-esque bad guy. Seriously, that is the exact role he played. Softball coach Carol Hutchins, who gave out only decimals (8.2 for example). A little girl, 8 years old, and former Mott's patient, who gave out 10's to every act (but one), and Woodson, who was a reasonable judge.
You got your usual "let's wear tights in flamboyant colors and rub up against each other with glowsticks acts" (men's tennis, men's swimming and diving)
You got your AWFUL acts. Women's tennis tried a magic show and it stunk. Men's lacrosse attempted a rap about..lax bros. Being a bro. It didn't work out. And Women's Water Polo parodied commercials. Yeah. They brought out the Aflac duck, for example. It was so bad, even the host made fun of it.
Women's rowing attempted "I'm on a Boat!" That SNL skit. It was pretty good, funny in some parts. The level of costume detail was incredible.
The athletic trainers had their own skit, which was cool to see. Themed "Athletic Trainers after hours". They had a song and dance, with props like medicine balls, huge balance balls, etc. But they got a 8 from the little girl, which like WTF haha. The entire crowd gasped.
But women's cross country/track stole the show. They performed a Mo-town skit, a la Soul Train, and took us through some 70's funk. The Temptations, Jackson 5...etc. I loved it, and it got first place.
Let's see...mens track did Toy Story, which was pretty cool..one of the judges claimed to have never seen Toy Story. WTF.
Marching Band, lead by my friend D-Hinez (drum major) took it to another level. They created an Alice in Big Ten Wonderland Skit, about a girl trying to decide where to go to college between us, OSU, MSU, PSU.
featuring the Mad Hatter and the PSU crew, who like to party all day..
Two little, Sparty-gear donning twins who Alice said to "Aww, you're so cute! Like my little Brothers!"
...and the Queen of Hearts as the "Queen of Buckeyes", who got a hearty boo. Then they danced to "Poker Face" by lady Gaga.
Men's soccer was probably the funniest. Contemporary Dramatic Readings + Britney Spears lyrics = HILARITY. Something like this
Football? They just hopped around to this song
Their performance was alright, but nothing special. It got a 10 from a clearly biased Woodson, who admitted as much.
I kept waiting for the men's basketball team to burst out onto the stage...It didn't click till more than an hour in that they were in Iowa.
*EDIT* How could I forget? The sheer awesomeness of Men's Rowing Star Wars skit! Luke! Yoda! X-fighters and Tie-Fighters! a Death Star! Han Solo, R2D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader.. Lightsabers...and a narrator.
P.S. I had my own geekout session when I walked out and saw the Brandons (Graham and Minor) talking to Greg Robinson and his family. That was cool. I mean, they're normal people and all...but still awesome.
I've been thinking about this for a while.
Lots of sites have this. Over the years Brian has been running this blog, there have been some truly epic posts/moments in time to go along with it. There have been highs and lows, times both hilarious and nostalgic.
I'll try to start this off...My favorite ever posts have been:
(most of those were on the old site, by the way, here is a link to it: http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/offseason-roundtable-2.html)
The New Math post : http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/new-math.html
The Florida Preview/ Open Thread post (for its epic comment thread): http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/preview-florida.html
The Northwestern 07 Game Review post (Debord throws rock!) : http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/thirty-minutes-of-hell.html
The Mike Hart for Heisman post: http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/09/lionized.html
The Game 06 Preview (when it was all that mattered): http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/eleven-swans.html
OMG WE HIRED RODRIGUEZ! : http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/its-peanut-butter-jelly-time.html
Obviously, you come to this site for a reason. What have your favorite posts here been?
(and I need more words to conclude this with, so....JEDDAH – Pakistan International School - English Section defeated American International School in the opening match of the My Care Under-17 Inter-School Championship at the Eskan cricket ground last week.
The championship is being organized by Western Province Cricket Association as a part of its 5-year development plan of Saudi Cricket Center.
The eight-week contest will feature eight international schools with 15 matches in total. The event is sponsored by My Care Polyclinic under its awareness program of common diseases. My Care Polyclinic will offer free medical checkups to all participating students and will organize awareness sessions with schoolchildren. Ejaz Sheikh, representative of My Care Polyclinic, formally opened the championship. During his opening speech, he declared that “Healthier Youth” is the basic theme of this competition.
The match was off to flying start as Abdullah Khurram of PISJ (ES) hit the first four on the first ball of the match. The stunning firework by both the openers, Abdullah and Hamza, led to a brisk opening stand of 105 runs.)