Mike Lantry, 1972
In my random ventures over to RCMB, occassionally I meander into an interesting OT post. Before getting completely derailed by Global Warming arguments and political stuff, they had some interesting discussions on the great lakes freezing over that I found pretty interesting. Here's a link to a random article talking about the current ice cover:
In my spare time, I randomly take some interest in the Great Lakes water levels, which the GLWLD has a pretty cool dashboard for, but they also have some interesting stuff regarding ice cover as we approach 89% of the entire Greak Lakes being covered with ice.
Of big interest to me from this ice coverage, is the potential for introducing, reintroducing, or bringing new blood to aging populations of some animal species that can cross the ice bridges from Canada to places like Isle Royale. These potential species include wolves, moose, elk, and perhaps most relevant, wolverines. Here's a link discussing the wolves of Isle Royale and the need for new blood I found interesting.
Live in NJ and just got finished shoveling 12"+ snow for at least the 6th time this winter and this stuff was by far the heaviest. Its also suppose to snow again tonight. I can honestly say this is the worst winter I've ever seen in Jersey and worse than anything I remember in Ann Arbor except maybe Winter 2005.
I encourage others to commiserate as the old saying goes "misery enjoys company."
Yes, Ray Guy is finally, after a 23-year wait, elected to the NFL Hall Of Fame. Guy was, without a doubt, the greatest punter in NFL History.
If you're old enough, like me, to have watched those Raiders teams of the 70's and 80's, you'll know what I mean when I say this: Guy was as instrumental as any player on those great Raiders teams in the success that franchise had in that era. He was so skilled in so many aspects of the game that, even though he was obviously a full-time punter, he was also athletic enough to be the Raider's 3rd-string QB during part of his career.
But back to punting skills---Guy had them all:
Hang time? check!
Net Yards per Punt? check!
Coffin Corner? check!
Tackling ability? check!
IMO, it's about time that this man was enschrined. He should have been inducted a couple decades ago.
Well, it's happened. There's no more college football until August. Sure, there's the NFL playoffs, draft, etc. but there's only a few games at a time now. There's basketball and hockey both collegiate and pro, but besides watching my teams I don't get into the national broadcasts like I do for football.
The question is: what are you spending your time on moving forward? Fixing up that old muscle car? Going to BBB & Home Depot for nice little Saturdays? Exercising per your new years resolution? New season of the Bachelor? What do you do with your newfound free time?
This video about a special member of the FSU football team brought me great joy. I hope it does the same for you. It is filled with goodness and reminds me about how great college football is. Take the leap and watch the video. You'll be a better person for it.
I hope UM can recruit a 5 star equivalent.
I have a family member who is a student at Michigan and considering the Sports Management degree program. My family has read much of what is on the program's website, but I was wondering if any posters had personal experience with the program at Michigan or the degree in general? How is the job market for new grads? What are starting salaries? Would you recommend the program to others?
Thanks in advance for your help.