Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
I'm not sure if this topic counts as off topic or not, so I marked it as such.
Anyways, I don't know how many times I have passed Forest Hill Cemetary meaning to take pictures of it. I finally did it tonight. I had a pretty good idea that Bo and Ufer were buried there but I didn't know about Yost. So here are some pics.
And the graves of Bo, Yost and Ufer.
( Imagine the first paragraph of this post being a conversation with a finely mustachioed, courtly civil war era Southern aristocrat) Imagine if you will, that your hopes and dreams for the prosperity of future generations being taken from you in one fail swoop of administrative bravado. To take that which you have nurtured, and cherished through its gestation, only to smother the infant while it slumbers in it's crib. This is what Mr. Brandon's war of Aggression has done to this gentility..
Contrary to popular belief, the propietor of this blog was not the last person to die on Rodriguez Hill. Though he was a stalwart in our partisan fight, he was the most hardy. I for one am still only half way down the slopes of Mt. Suribachi. Instead of infecting others with my Edgar Allen poe style melancholy. I have stayed off the board, patiently watching the enemy encampment, looking for signs that the war is over.It was not until recently that i began to question the ethics of my own fortitude. Thw hoke hire was underwhelming to me, very underwhelming.Then the pressers semed to indicate a wholesale destruction of what was building into a juggernaut of an offense. I know that some will disagree, but an offense that was ranked that high, and returning almost everyone of its starters, with a qb that has more raw talent than the next two qb's behind him the league combined. Not to mention that the guy coming off the bench is either going to be a Vince Young Clone, or an ethically intact Cam Newton, gave hope to the future. To tamper with this seemed almost blasphemous.
However, as time went by, and my insurgency has weakened, i have seen that such thoughts are not good for my fandom.So slowly I have warmed to this new staff. What the final product will be is yet to be determined, and in september, amidst the ethers of autumn we shall see if the hire was great. In my absence from these part, i have noticed an overall lack of decorum on this board. this is distressing, this board has been a beacon of light for many ships adrift in the maelstrom. It is not whining to if trading in your Ferrari for a hummer is the right choice.Sure the Hummer can haul a small yacht, but seeing a ferrari fully opened up on the track is much more impressive, even though that ferrari has crappy handling in the snow. The insurgents are now here among you, waiting to see what this is all going to be in the end. You can try to alienate us, or you could draw us out in friendly discourse to show us the error of our ways. For historical context, the War in Iraq was going rather bad with the whack-a-mole strategy, when they began to engage the factions the death tolls dropped. On the great seal of our nation, the eagle in all it's glory clutches in its talons olive branches, and arrows.A reminder that one can peace or one can have war. War has very little benfits, while peace always offers prosperity, it is time to have a return to civil discourse. Afterall this is a blog about the Leaders and the best
Set your DVR should be an intersting segment, Urban Meyer's tour of Michigan will be on Friday on College Football Live on the ESPN family of networks..
Also, check out Dr. Saturday's post on proper use of the Heisman pose....yes I'll save you some pre-outrage....Desmond was totally acceptable.
We’re a couple weeks away from the massive void that is playoff hockey and basketball. What is close at hand before then are exciting M events: Lion Kim at the Masters, the Frozen Four and the Spring ‘Game’. Sure, we have our other Winter and Spring sports at UofM to cheer, but it’s the latter of this year's ‘April Three’ that likely stirs us most. Without the winged helmets, not much else matters. Or does it?
As has been well documented here, this year’s last football practice has been dubbed the Mott Spring Game. And to boot, there’s a post today regarding the matching commitment from the Beam family – an unbelievable commitment at that.
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is a blessing to those in southeastern Michigan. It is the best insurance you can have if you have children – insurance being something you’re willing to pay for but hope to never use. As I’m sure many of you are aware, Brian Griese, Steve Hutchinson and Charles Woodson have made significant contributions to that insurance tab with donations to Mott and have collectively made it their personal missions to make a difference with the construction of the new Mott hospital.
Being ‘all in’ has become a consistent theme of late. Hopefully, we can all agree that being ‘All In for Mott’ is a great thing. And beyond the Spring game contributions and other fund raisers around Ann Arbor, there’s amazing events through Griese/Hutchinson/Woodson Champions for Children campaign. The fund raising events for Mott (http://champsforchildren.org/) include tailgates at multiple locations around the country and an annual event in Ann Arbor.
Personally, I have been fortunate enough to never need Mott. Neighbors of mine have needed the services of Mott for 2 of their children, as has our AD. I appreciate that we’re all in different positions to give and subsequently, we all can’t attend events like those in the Champions for Children campaign, but given how important Mott is to kids, and to our legacy as a Michigan community, I hope you’ll spare a few bucks at the Mott Spring Game.
Its not too special (4 minutes, low quality), but ill watch any kind of footage from practice. I cant embed, so heres the link.