here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
I remember watching the original Cosmos starring Carl Sagan when I was a kid. My family watched the "new" Cosmos last night, with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Although there were a few cheesy moments (e.g., "look at that asteroid... No, not that one... The one on the left"), overall I thought it was very interesting.
I can say this, my 17 and 13 year-old boys, and my 10 year-old daughter were absolutely riveted. There aren't many shows on prime-time TV that we can watch together, and enjoy healthy dialogue.
Knowing the education level on this board is a bit higher than others, I was wondering if any MGoBloggers watched, and if they liked it, or disliked it. Thoughts?
P.S. Please bear in mind the "no religion" tenet of this board... Thoughtful, tasteful dialogue is the goal.
Fox Sports Detroit has a viewer form on their website asking people what they would like to see in place of live Red Wings games if the lockout is real.
Select the bottom option "live college hockey games from our region"
Then in the box below tell them you want Michigan hockey.
I know they probably already plan to show a handful of Michigan games but the more Michigan hockey on TV, the better. Would be good for people who don't have CBS College Sports who can't see the 3-4 games on that network this year.
Mike Huguenin of Yahoo! Sports lists his picks for the best game each week in 2012 season. UM is listed twice, after the opener against Ala; surprisingly (to me at least), the other game is not the Hoke-Meyer opening clash, but the UM-MSU game. Only one other B1G game is listed: MSU-Wisc, (but Wisc-Neb is listed as an "Also of note").
Week 1 - Alabama vs. Michigan in Arlington, Texas The reason: This is the best nonconference game of the season. Two of the most storied programs in history meet for just the fourth time; the three previous contests were in bowls, with the most recent coming in the Orange Bowl following the 1999 season. This will be the third time in five years that Alabama has opened the season in a neutral-site game; the other two were in Atlanta. A Michigan win would be a huge boost for the national perception of the Big Ten – and for Wolverines coach Brady Hoke.
Week 8 - Michigan State at Michigan The reason: Michigan State fans always will have a soft spot in their hearts for former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez; he was the losing coach in this rivalry in all three of his seasons in Ann Arbor, and the Spartans also won last season, giving them four consecutive victories over the hated Wolverines. That ties the Spartans' longest winning streak in the series. Last season's victory also helped Michigan State win the Big Ten Legends Division title, and the winner of this one likely takes the division this season.
It's the off-season, it's getting pretty late, and I'm bored. I thought I would start a discussion of Summer/Fall TV shows you were excited about.
Personally, I am most excited about Breaking Bad starting next week (July 15th). It's the final season, so I'm expecting some fireworks. Hell on Wheels, another well-made AMC show (August 12th), is another one that I am looking forward to. It's a bit more of a slow-moving show, but it definitely got me hooked during the first season.
Dexter will be starting back up in the Fall, probably around the end of September. Community starts back up in October, though it is being mvoed to a Friday night slot, where shows go to die. The League will be back in early-ish Fall.
Any shows you are all looking forward to resuming this Summer or Fall?
Anything else you guys feel like talking about?
The game will be televised on Comcast Detroit, Altitude and Time Warner Upstate (N.Y.). Additionally, ESPN3.com will provide a free live HD web stream and the game will be shown on tape-day at 11:30 p.m. EDT on ESPNU.
Comcast Detroit is obviously on comcast networks. Altitude is the rocky mountain sports network... it's available on Direct TV and Dish Network in expanded sports packages. So if you want to watch and you have a dish (or a bar with a dish), pay the one month upgrade to get the Altitude channel.
Altitude is in the Sports Pack on Direct TV ($12.99/mo) and is channel 681. On Dish Network it is Channel 410 and is included in some higher end programming packages.
Stumbled across this:
Did anyone see these guys at the Michigan / Iowa game? Nice to see that Michael Raymond-James is a huge Michigan fan, as well.
Also, here's an obligatory "you're missing a great show" to all those people -- i.e., everyone -- who's not watching "Terriers".