ED-Seth: Welcome to our Bar Finder Sticky. The user community has kept this going since 2009 to help MGoBloggers find UM-friendly sites for their suds consumption.
We also got a big boost in curation in 2016 from our sponsors, the...
...since most of these bars are officially alumni bars. To find your club and events happening in your area, visit their website.
THE ORIGINAL POST:
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Marty Smith interviewing Wilton Speight in Rome, Italy. Nothing too exciting, they talk about the trip, meeting with and teaching American football to refugees, custom Jordan brand gear and shoes (while juxtaposing that against the difficult life of the refugees), the fabulous opportunity that Michigan provides athletes with trips like this, they're going to play paintball and watch Gladiator, Harbaugh is getting baptized, then the team came over and mugged for the camera.
Pretty much all fluff, but the fact that ESPN is doing regular segments all morning promoting their Rome trip is a nice little advertisement for what the program is doing.
EDIT: Attempted to embed ESPN video. Won't let me. If anyone has a trick for embedding non YT video here, feel free to share in replies. I know as a reader, I prefer when I can just click on an embedded video in the post, so I like to provide the same convenience when possible.
What is your favorite victory from the Harbaugh era?
I am going to go with the 2016 Capital One Bowl victory over Florida. Although many might say this was just a meaningless exhibition, I would argue against that.
41-7 over the SEC East champion, and paving the road for our future meeting versus the Gators this season. Harbaugh and staff had the team clicking on all cylinders in a very decisive blowout victory.
Although there may be more meaningful victories, this was by far my favorite game to watch,
My runners up
2015: Michigan 31 BYU 0
Michigan 38 Northwestern 0
2016: Michigan 14 Wisconsin 7
Michigan 49 Penn State 10
Michigan 78 Rutgers 0
Michigan 32 MSU 23
The two players were chosen by Harbaugh to shake the Pope's hand.
Harbaugh had the team write essays on why they should get to shake the Pope's hand.
The essays are included, and they're really impressive. Especially from Salim Makki, the Wayne State transfer from Dearborn.
There are practices planned at the home of soccer club AS Roma, but there is plenty of sightseeing, too, along with a meeting with refugees, including some who have fled Syria. And then there is the trip to the Vatican. While the entire team can look forward to a visit to St. Peter's Square, Harbaugh, his wife, Sarah, and two players are going to get a closer look at the pope.
In his essay, Makki, a defensive tackle who described himself as a devout Muslim, wrote that he grew up learning the importance of religions coexisting.
"His Holiness Pope Francis is sincerely one of my heroes," Makki wrote. "In a time where Muslims have been scrutinized and wrongly identified with violence, Pope Francis has defended Islam and stated that not all Muslims are violent."
In addition to that, the Pope will be presented with a customized Michigan helmet.
Notice the Cross on the side, the US & Italy flags on the back, the "266" decal (266th Pope) and the Francisco signature panel below the ear hole.