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.
Ann Arbor — Braylon Edwards was living in Chicago last fall, in a comfort zone with so many Michigan alums in the area, when he had a moment of realization while watching an NFL game on a Sunday afternoon
“I said, ‘All right, look, I’m 33, I’ve got to get back home,’ ” Edwards said. “I knew it was time to focus. It’s time to find that drive. You’re 33, what’s going to be your final signature on this world?”
Edwards currently is taking four classes at Michigan and has an internship in the athletic department. He was 24 credits shy when he left for the NFL and is now on track to earn a general studies degree. He will complete his degree work the second week in July but will get his diploma during graduation April 29 at Michigan Stadium.
“If I was to wait and graduate in July I would have to walk (for graduation) in December at Crisler; and I’m sorry, I didn’t play at Crisler,” Edwards said, smiling.
Edwards takes classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is often on campus from morning until about 6 p.m. A dozen years after he was last a Michigan student, Edwards now sees Michigan through different eyes. He sees new construction and enthusiastic young students. He also engages more in class and is fascinated by the journey professors have taken to reach their positions.
“Michigan has always been Michigan,” Edwards said. “We are the leaders and the best, but in the last four, five years, you’ve seen the transcendence of where Michigan is going in terms of the national spotlight. You look at the football program, you look at the architectural design and obviously (Michigan football coach Jim) Harbaugh is the talk of the town on so many levels and what the Ross School of Business is doing, you’re lucky to be here.
“It’s not easy. I’d be lying if I told you my classes are easy. These kids are intelligent, they’re smart, they work hard, the professors are amazing at what they do. To be here is a special thing, and I see why people are excited and passionate about whatever they do here.
Edwards blends in on campus wearing a Michigan hoodie and hat, and when he’s not going to class or studying or attending meetings as part of his internship, he’s at the football building giving advice to some of the current Michigan receivers, including early-enrollee freshmen Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black.
“The other day I was watching film with Maurice Ways and helping him, saying, ‘Hey, this is what I see in your first step. Hey, this is what I see at the top of the route,’ ” he said. “I talked to the freshmen, and they have my cellphone number. So basically I’m just being like that old guy that’s around that they can see. They also can see me taking school serious, so they can look at the other side too. If you look at the numbers, not everybody goes to the NFL. Sometimes you have to realize that education will never leave you so you’ve got to be mindful of that. That’s what I tried to show them.”
Last year Warde Manuel said that we wouldn't have a night game as there wasn't a game big enough to be worthy of it. This year we only really have one big game at home in MSU. I see numerous advantages and disadvantages to putting the game at 7 or 8 pm. For advantages, it helps recruiting and gives the team a boost from the home crowd energy. Throttling State on primetime television would be sweet. On the other hand, it props up a 3-9 program and might lead to more issues with drunk fans but 3:30 games are already dark anyways and the SEC does these games all the time. It seems like something Harbaugh would do IMO. What say you?
Interesting list from Vegas bookie William Hill US. They list the 2017 Heisman odds for 30-some players. Wilton Speight comes in at 75-to-1, tied for 25th place on their list. He's the only Michigan player listed.
Hey, I'll bet Lamar Jackson's odds were worse than 75-to-1 at the beginning of last season, so you never know!
The hits just keep coming.
And, I do not mean to make to take this situation lightly, or disrespect the victims of these horrible acts. I hope the victims eventually find peace, to the extent possible, within the legal system.