I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Many of you saw my post prior to the Notre Dame game regarding the bet I made that Michigan would win the game. For those that didn't: I'm in a band and we were on tour and playing in the Chicagoland area the week before the game. My friend and I, who is also in a band and is a Notre Dame fan, agreed that the loser of the bet would get the winner's band's logo tattooed on him.
To be honest, I was so incredibly bummed after the game, but it really didn't have anything to do with the tattoo. I don't think I've ever seen a more glaring example of the phrase "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory" than this particular game. I know, I know, Big 10 goals all still in-tact, etc. etc. etc., but that one seriously stung.
Anyway, true to my word, I went to get the tatt this week. His band's logo is a roughed-up looking circle around a fairly generic capital W, and I found a way to work it into my sleeve (an full arm of tattoos, for those who aren't familiar). It's only about an inch and a half tall, so it isn't like I'm rocking a cow brand or anything. Many on the original thread seemed to think this was one of those things that would "SOOO not ever happen", so here is the evidence, albeit a bit bloody as I took this immediately after it was finished:
I really needed something to ease the sting of the lost game and, to a lesser extent, the lost bet. So while I was at it, I treated myself to this gem of a tattoo, which now resides on the back side of my upper arm and leaves my sleeve nearly completed except for background/filler material:
Anyway, there is the conclusion of my "cool story". The logo tatt will serve as a lifelong reminder of the ever-present war between head ("this bet is a bad idea!") and heart ("my team will come through for me!"). The mario tatt will serve as a lifelong reminder that anyone who grabs a floating red leaf before it hits the ground can immediately sprout furry ears and a tail. Go Blue, beat the Boilers.
I'm trying to update the MGoBlog iPhone app to support the taller iPhone 5 screen, but I need some new artwork to take up the extra space. The current iPhone splash screen was kindly provided by Six Zero, but is currently "iphone 4 sized".
What I'm looking for is an image that:
- is 640x1136
- Doesn't infringe on any University trademarks
- Can be used as the splash screen
- or.... can be used as the app background.
- Splash screen needs have "MGoBlog" clearly visible.
Any input is appreciated and will be credited in the app and/or description.
Any other suggestions are also welcome (I'm aware of the "embedded movie is crazy tall" issue).
I am a big Doctor Who fan and this weekend's episode featured this New York Times headline.
I don't know how to embed (they don't have the internet where I'm from), so here is the link
So with the ND series coming to an end, and ND trying to make it so they have more home games in this round of the series than Michigan by having the series start and end in South Bend, would you want to see the game take place at a neutral site?
Notre Dame is playing Miami (YTM) this weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago. The largest chapter of the UM Alumni Association is based in Chicago, and it's a far more entertaining city for night life than South Bend. So, would you want to see the final game in the series be at Soldier Field instead of South Bend? Or do you want it to be in Indiana?
I personally would love to see it in Chicago. No matter where it is I'm going to try and get tickets, but I'm sure they're going to cost an arm and a leg for this final game in the series.
Anyone like this idea? If it is at a neutral site, is there a better venue than Chicago you'd like to see?
With conference season finally in full swing this week (10/12 playing, no OOC games), and the Big Ten looking wide open, let's take a look at who is favored and by how much. All lines are from Caesars.
Michigan State v. Indiana (+16)
Illinois v. Wisconsin (-14)
Nebraska v. Ohio (-4)
Northwestern v. Penn State (-3.5)
Michigan v. Purdue (+3)
Iowa and Minnesota have byes.
Vegas has Michigan playing the closest game this weekend, with Wisconsin and Michigan State expected to win easily. Is Purdue's DL that good/is Denard going to have another five turnovers? Can State put together a seventeen point win against an IU defense allowing twenty-seven points per game? Can Ohio pull off its second victory over ranked Legends teams in consecutive weeks, and by more than a field goal?
I'll take my own quiz: No, no, M covers. Yes. Yes, I don't know (Lincoln is still a mystery).