So in light of the Tunsil news where a coach went "above and beyond" (the rules) to help a student, this post that came across my feed was pretty cool. A Michigan alum who's teaching in *
one of, if not the, highest poverty areas a definitely underserved part of Chicago has named her classroom "The University of Michigan" and has a giant block M on the wall. She's working towards getting some more technology for her students and it seems like a cool thing. Trying to stay out of the politics of school funding in the US (NPR had a cool series right now) it's always good to see a Wolverine doing good in her community and instilling the love of Michigan in some youngsters.
In light of how many of us became Michigan fans (Parents, Football, Education, Harbaugh http://mgoblog.com/diaries/how-i-became-michigan-fan) it's awesome to see an alumna engraining the Maize and Blue a few kids along the way.
*corrected the post based on comments re: neighborhoods, etc. As a Chicagoan I can definitely say that education in our city needs help, which is really the main point of what I was trying to say above.
In the thread about NJ WR Bo Melton, someone mocked Rutgers because a team of Rutgers alumni beat the active team in 1996. I was curious how Michigan alumni would stack up against the current team. Here are some possible guys who are former Michigan players. Some of them are active in the league, some of them are retired, but still in decent shape, afaik. I think they would make the nucleus of a pretty good team. Curious who you would pick to win.
- QB - Tom Brady (backup - Chad Henne)
- WR - Devin Funchess
- WR - Devin Gardner
- WR - Jason Avant
- RB - Denard Robinson
- RB - Fitz Toussaint
- OL - Taylor Lewan
- OL - Michael Schofield
- OL - Jake Long
- OL- David Molk
- OL - Patrick Omameh
- DL - Alan Branch
- DT - William Campbell
- DE - Frank Clark
- DT - Mike Martin
- LB - Brandon Graham (backup Brennan Beyer)
- LB - David Harris (backup Cam Gordon)
- LB - Jake Ryan (backup Kenny Demens, LaMarr Woodley)
- S - Stevie Brown
- S - Jordan Kovacs
- CB - Leon Hall (backup Charles Woodson)
- CB - Ryan Mundy
- P - Matt Wile
- PK - Brendan Gibbons
I love what Coach Harbaugh is doing, and I love the current team, but I think they would get whipped by Michigan alumni.
EDIT: I think it should be clear, but I'm asking, if the game were played RIGHT NOW, not when players were at their best, but today . . . say a month from now, who would win?
I know we have several MMB Alumni (i.e. Bando Calrissian) on this board but wondering who is coming home this weekend to participate in the "Blast from the Past". I am making the trip in from Denver and looking forward to seeing old friends as it has been over 17 years since I last went on the field with the Alumni Band.
Which other MMB-MGoBloggers are making the trip in this weekend, where are you coming from, and how long has it been since your last performance with the Alumni Band?
EDIT: I played trombone from 1979 to 1983. First Schembecler Rose Bowl Victory amongst many favorite moments in the the Band.
The Habs elected Max Pacioretty as captain today. Fantastic respect for a guy who is still only 26. Based on replies on the Twitter it appears most fans were expecting PK Subban, but seem happy with the choice.
Looking for Wolverines in MT! Figuratively, I know we have them literally... But I moved to SWMT in June and I'll be living in Helena soon so I'm hoping to find a place and/or some alums to watch games with. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and Go Blue!