Unlike her brother, Henri, Henriette, the otter of énergie, is so excited about the return of The Fort that she can't stop dancing.
We missed the first broadcast of FS-Detroit's Michigan preview but we should get the noon replay and the BTN preview tonight. I'll post them here as soon as they are up on YouTube.
Not sure if I should be irate or not, please inform me.
Notre Dame boosters are essentially paying big bucks to send a bunch of elite high school kids to Ireland to play in a tournament the day before their game against Navy. This tournament is halfway across the world, but it's just the BIGGEST coincidence that ND plays the next day. These kids all have the option to attend the game. It's legal in the eyes of the NCAA, but is it okay for us to rabble a bit?
It's an away game for ND, so they're not allowed to have visitors. So these kids can still be flown out to the Dome to catch a Fighting Irish game again, free of charge.
Program is here: http://www.mgoblue.com/hail/
The rewards page is down but it can be viewed by clicking on the Rules page.
STUDENT PROGRAM ONLY
2 pts per event attended
1 pt if check in doesn't occur 20 minutes prior to start
Check ins will be via a mobile app, or ipads at venues.
Rewards: Vary based on tiers/grand prizes including swag, food vouchers, money and priority access to other tickets. Grand prizes exist from a drawing of people earning 100+ points.
My issues: What is to to stop people from leaving early if? IThis is mentioned as a goal but i didn't see an explanation for it.
How accurate can this app be to prevent someone from checking in "early" from the golf course/parents tailgate?
Is it really fair (or if not fair a good plan) to make every event worth the same points?
According to reporter Tim May for the Columbus Dispatch, Storm Klein has been reinstated by Urban Meyer and will be with the team this year.
The Dispatch has learned that, barring a late complication, Storm Klein has been reinstated to the Ohio State football team.
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune has a nice article on Denard in this evening's Tribune.
We are starved for news, and there is nothing much new. However, it is nice to see an article about MIchigan and Denard Robinson in the Trib. A few points:
- Denard has developed leadership skills.
- Denard is more vocal. "If you have to come down on somebody hard, you do it."
- Denard has a great smile. Says Lewan: "I don't know if he's too nice. He has a damn good smile. But Denard has done a great job of balancing being fun and being a leader."
- Denard has humility, and is quick to acknowledge he has thrown too many picks.
- Denard has worked on not throwing off the back foot, and after a year, he knows Borges' offense.
LIke I said, this is a fluff piece that doesn't add any content to a rabid mgoblogger. The primary reason for posting this is to highlight that MIchigan is getting good press and publicity outside of the State of MIchigan. I'm counting the days til real football.
So I just moved to Jacksonville and thought I'd rely on the trusty Michigan Bar Locator to find a bar to watch the game. However, it appears as if there is not a Michigan Bar within a 2 hour drive and Jacksonville does not have a local alumni chapter.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good spot to watch the game? The specific area I moved to is Jacksonville Beach. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated.
And yes, I made sure to get this post in before the season OT rules begin.