landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
event sponsored by UM Club of Greater Detroit
any net proceeds go to the scholarship fund
Our next Monthly Meeting will be held on THURSDAY, February 12, 2015
(I guess Brian, Seth and Ace are out)
NO MEMBERS OF PRESS ALLOWED at this event.
at Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150. This is a special Dinner Event. Our featured speaker this month is bestselling author, writer, public speaker, and college instructor, John U. Bacon. Along with John, our special Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be former U of M running back and host of “View from the Backfield”, Jamie Morris. After the program, John will be available for book sales and signings.
The cost for the event is $35 per person (general seating) or a Table of 8 (reserved seating) @ $260. Cost includes full dinner buffet with soda, beer and wine included in the cost. A cash bar for mixed drinks will be available.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, and our speakers.
Payment is available by advance sales only!!!
Register at https://www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org/events/Feb2015meeting, please click the "Register Now" button. Credit card and Paypal payments are accepted.
Please Register no later than 5:00 PM by Monday February 9th(**one week from now).
With all the current negativity going around, I thought it would be a nice time to bring up something positive! I have a good friend in Ann Arbor that has helped organize a chili cook off event for a good cause and I wanted to spread the message to the mgoblog community.
It's called the Ann Arbor Chili Chowdown and it is being held in observance of domestic violence awareness month. Former Michigan running back Jamie Morris will be the event's MC and he will be joined by John Navarre as well as other former Michigan Football players. It will be hosted at Ron's Roadside Barbeque at 5850 Pontiac Trail on Sunday 10/12, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. There will be live music, entertainment, and a ton of local restaurants contributing (Zingerman's, The Brown Jug, Charley's, Black Pearl, Grizzly Peak and more).
100% of proceeds go to the SafeHouse Center of Ann Arbor, a shelter that provides support for women and children impacted by domestic violence or sexual assualt in Washtenaw County.
Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door. Link to the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/791739284211770/
So here it is, the highlight of my 6th grade winter vacation. Michigan recovered two fumbles and blocked a punt to set up three scores and spark an improbable 3rd quarter comeback. Jamie Morris (22 carries, 156 yards) and Mark Messner were named co-MVPs. Michigan was voted #2 in both final polls, Schembechler's highest finish in his career. It was almost enough to make me forget the 2 point loss at then #1 Iowa on a last second field goal that knocked Michigan out of MNC contention.
Since the ability to read David Brandon's mind is not one of my superpowers, I figured I better start dumping my Harbaugh porn now. Michigan came into this game with the #2 scoring defense (6.8ppg) and Harbaugh leading the nation in passing efficiency. The first half was a complete disaster and it seemed inevitable that Bo was going to lose yet another bowl game. Tune in tomorrow to see if he can rally his troops in the 2nd half.
Sam asked him directly about his interview on a Columbus radio show. Jamie cleared it up. He said he is 110% behind Rich Rodriguez.
He explained that during the interview, he had to take a long pause when asked about Harbaugh becoming the Michigan football coach and he tried to avoid saying something he might regret. He said it made him angry. He completely supports RichRod and he hope Jim H. does well and goes to the Rose Bowl, but he is absofuckinlutely behind RR.
U-M football players to miss Heroes for Kids fundraiser
"The fourth annual Heroes For Kids golf benefit likely still will take place Wednesday at Apple Mountain Golf Club, but not as originally planned.
Larry Preston, one of the directors of the event which raises money for Saginaw youth recreation, said he learned today that no University of Michigan football players are able to take part in Wednesday's benefit.
Preston said U-M officials told him first-year U-M football coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff have scheduled a mandatory strength and conditioning workout for the players on Wednesday.
"It's a big disappointment for all of us," Preston said. "The (U-M) players always have said how much they enjoy Heroes For Kids, and the strength and conditioning coach (Mike Barwis) said he wants to work with us on this next year.
"But this workout is mandatory, and all players must attend. It's coach Rod's call on that. This is his first year (at U-M), and he's doing everything he can to make sure his team is successful."
Preston said he worked with former U-M running back Jamie Morris, who was serving as a liaison to arrange for U-M players' participation. Preston said Morris was gone on vacation last week, and the two communicated Monday in an effort to secure commitments from U-M players for this year's event. Preston said Morris talked to the U-M coaching staff Tuesday and learned of the scheduling conflict.
Preston said MSU plans to bring extra players, and U-M will send three student-athletes from the Wolverines' gymnastics and women's basketball teams. Preston said he also expects former U-M and NFL free agent Roy Manning Jr., a Saginaw High graduate, to participate."
So apparently U-M football players won't be attending a planned charity event involving the childrens due to a mandatory workout. Comments on the original news site point the finger at RR, but it sounds to me like Jamie Morris is the culprit here (bad communication and bad scheduling). Either way, more "bad press" for RR, who can now add "Dream Crusher" to his list of titles.