frank beamer #1
I purchased a tailgating truck a month ago 98 Dodge Ram 4x4 with about 120,000 miles. Nothing special just something to tailgate with, ran pretty well when I first bought it. Replaced the brakes and rotors. Then after the test drive after I finished the brake project. I went to back the truck into the garage. I then stopped and turned the truck off so I could clean out the garage. I then came back to the truck about 10 minutes later and the truck wouldn't fire up. I went into the house tended to some business and came back out about 15 minutes later and she fired up. I backed the truck into the garage and has not started for a while. I have replaced the battery and no luck. It just wouldn't fire up. So today I went and checked spark. I have a spark. Checked for fuel pressure got nothing. So I had the wife pump the gas about 8 times. I then came back out about 15 mins later and she fired right up. Any ideas as to why its an inconsistent start? I do want to note that after it started I went back shut it off and re-checked the fuel pressure and it's about 4.5. any ideas would be appreciated!
Anyone who can help me with a diagnoses is welcome to my tailgate anytime. Thanks in advance!
Condolences to his friends and family.
In thinking back before Carl Grapentine took over the public address announcing responsibilities at Michigan Stadium in 2006, Howard King was the man behind the mic for 33 years.
Does anyone out there have an audio or video clip of his announcing? I appreciate Grapentine, but I'll always think of him as the MMB announcer and King as the guy I grew up listening to. I'm getting nostalgic and just need to hear him behind the mic again.
I don't have the patience to look through clip after clip on youtube of game footage to get a great clip of either pregame introductions or postgame announcements.
Thanks in advance if anyone knows of something on the interwebz.
As I read through this list on ESPN about the "Greatest Individual Seasons in Big Ten History", I started to think about who may have had the best individual single season performances for the Wolverines.
In my lifetime, obviously Charles Woodson is right up there, but there are many others who may make the list. Mike Hart, Chris Perry, Anthony Thomas, Steve Breaston, Braylon Edwards, Tacopants, Lloyd Brady, the list could go on and on.
Therefore, my question to you, MGoCitizens: what are some of the best single season performances by an individual Wolverine over the past 50 years?
Chantel Jennings, over at WN, wrote up a nice piece on Al Borges and how he enjoys recruiting for Michigan. Here's the link. The good parts:
“It’s Michigan -- that’s the bottom line,” Borges said. “We’re going to make people understand the advantages of coming to this university, and they go way beyond playing football. We just completely embrace that concept as a staff, and I think it resonates with the kids.”
“I love recruiting here,” said Borges, who has coached at Auburn, UCLA, Indiana and Oregon, among others. “Because it’s the best sell of any place I’ve ever coached.”
There are a few other money quotes in there, so it's worth the read, but it basically confirms what we already know about this staff: they love Michigan, they're honest, they genuinely care about the players, and they do a great job of letting the high points speak for themselves.
Also, how gorgeous does he look in these sunglasses?
(The answer: of corges Borges looks gorgeous)
Since I was bored today I thought I'd throw up a board post showing off my burgeoning collection of Michigan cards and autographed memorabilia. I've been collecting since I was a kid, and in the last 10 or 15 years I've really focused on my alma mater. These Picasa albums (which I'm always updating, so please check in every now and then!) include my Michigan autograph/relic collections from the four major sports, plus important rookies, and finally my autographed memorabilia collection I've acquired over time (either in-person or via the internet).
I'm also curious to see if there are any fellow MGoCollectors around here that would like to show off their collections and/or trade. From time to time I pick up doubles that I don't need and would be happy to get some trading going.
For now, here are links to my collection albums, which I hope some of you enjoy!:
To give you a little taste, here's a sweet card I picked up after winning a bet with a Virginia Tech fan thanks to Michigan winning the Sugar Bowl:
Bennie Oosterbaan 1955 Topps All American RC