this may be of some local interest
Just a reminder to everyone that at 5pm on PBS across the state of Michigan, Black and Blue the story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward & the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech game will be airing.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald Ford. It also happens to be 48 (his jersey number) days until the season kicks off. Eerie.
Does he just want the country to hate him?
I have seen this argument/discussion pop up quite a bit recently with 247 Sports making some advancements, offering free trial memberships, etc. They came out of nowhere a couple years ago to make a splash after some guys split with Rivals.
Anyway, I posted a poll asking: Which recruiting site do you prefer overall? If you follow the link, you'll see the results of the poll, and I included some pros and cons about each of the sites. Obviously, there's no magic bullet for picking the "right" recruiting site, but I thought the results were interesting and might provoke some discussion. (LINK)
For those mgobloggers in the NY tristate region, wanted to provide a heads up that the U of M Club of NYC is hosting their 5th Annual Football Kickoff Party w/ MGoBlog’s Brian Cook and ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren, Thursday August 15 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free for current students, $5 for AAUM members, $15 for non-members. Registration is online through Wednesday, August 14th at midnight. Day-of door pricing will be $20 for everyone.
Registration Link: http://alumni.umich.edu/event/?1a4e7538-eec6-4ad6-b392-130590de4924
Location: Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue, NY (2nd Ave between 13th and 14th streets). Guests must be 21 and older.
Information: The NYC alumni club is pleased to bring back MGoBlog sports blogger Brian Cook and ESPN WolverineNation’s reporter Tom VanHaaren to NYC for our annual football season kickoff event. They will be on hand to spread their knowledge of all-things Michigan football, preview the 2013 season, and discuss the future of Michigan football in Michigan’s incoming class of HS recruits.
Questions? Club leaders will be checking this thread, so post a comment if you need more info etc. Also free free to post any questions for Brian and Tom (stay on-topic please) you would like the moderator to mix in during the Q&A portion of the evening.
days until Team 134/2013 Michigan football takes the field against the chippewas of central for the first time since 2006.
There is no Michigan Man more notable than Gerald Ford (aka Gerry Ford, aka Mr. President) to wear the #48 for the Wolverines.
- two-time national champion (1932-1933)
- two time Western Conference Champion (1932-1933)
- 1934 recipient of the Michigan Most Valuable Player Award (predecessor to the Bo Schembechler MVP Award)
Off the field, well, do I really have to say it? Gerald Ford became the 38th president of these United States.
48 days comes at a convenient time. Why? Well Black and Blue, the documentary about Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech game will be shown all across the state of Michigan on PBS at 5pm tomorrow!
Another reason is that today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald Ford.
Last season, President Ford became the 4th player in program history to earn Michigan Football Legend designation.
And Desmond Morgan became the first (and current) Wolverine to don #48 since 1993 before it was taken out of circulation for retirement.
Happy 100, President Ford. American president and Michigan Football Legend.
I saw this discussed in another thread earlier this week, and I saw that the MLive guys talked more about this today. Now, I will not post the link because A) they both took the under and B) I know how much you guys don't really like MLive. Back on topic, though. I feel like the topic needed a little more attention than it got. Plus, the blog has been rather quiet today, so I thought I would spark a little evening conversation.
So the big question is, do you guys think that Michigan will reach the double digit mark for wins this football regular season? Personally, just looking at the schedule, I don't think there should be a doubt that this team should get to 10 wins. As I think about it a little more, though, we have a brand new offensive line, and once again I think we are one injury away on the offensive line from having depth issues... So I thought I would enlist the blog to help with one of the most important and most speculative questions of the season.