I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Looking for MGoBloggers out here who park or tailgate in the Purple Lot/Pioneer HS Lot. I got moved out there because my old lot is closed for the next two years. I have a tailgate that involves five other vehicles and had some questions if any of you are capable of answering.
1) Where do you enter? I've seen two entrances off Main St but I always thought there was a back entrance off either Stadium or 7th. I know I used for the spring game in 2008 and ended up parked by the tennis courts? Anyone know if thats true on game days??
2) I thought purple lot is also a pay lot? Am I wrong on this? Do they send people with passes to the side closest to Stadium and allow people to buy space closer to the Pioneer Athletic Fields??
3) Thats a really big lot! Does it fill?? If so, by when? If you roll up at 10 for Noon game, where do you end up parking? Over by the school or are you still in that big empty field at the corner of Stadium and Main?
4) As I mentioned, I tailgate with several people who drive in from different parts of MI. Usually two cars get there first and hold spots for the other three. Does that happen in the purple or do they jam you in next to each other as you arrive???
a) Is there the option to park closer to the school or on some more remote part if you're saving space rather than packing in. I assume the closer to the stadium you are, the more packed in you are.
Any of you who know the purple lot and its practices well, would greatly appreciate your insight.
I don't know about you, but I lost all respect for Danny Hope after his classless comments after the Mich/Pudue game in The Big House this past year. And from what I read after the fact, a lot of Purdue fans did as well.
Since I am apparently a vengeful person with too much time on his hands until the 2010 season starts, I thought I would poll the many creative minds of MGoBlog for their input. AFTER we beat Purdue at their place next year, what could RichRod say to Danny Hope? To get it out of the way, I know the right and classy thing to do is beat Purdue by 50 at their place in 2010, shake hands at the end of the game, and wish the coach and team good luck in their game for the following week.
Having said that, let's have some fun with this! Bonus points will be awarded for any creative graphics.
Not only do they get paid to vandalize institutions, they like to take their work home:
Just a little bit of change since last week, but ESPN did tweak their ratings a bit. Action since last rankings:
5-3-10 Iowa gains commitment from Austin Blythe.
Now that Iowa has jumped into the fray, Penn State and Purdue are the only Big Ten (plus Notre Dame) programs that don't have any commitments.
|Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# of Commits||Rivals 250||Scout Average||ESPN 150|
I'll only make charts for the teams that currently have commits. Rivals 250 means that a given prospect is on the Rivals 250 to Watch, and ESPN 150 means that a prospect is on the Watch List for the ESPNU 150. Scout ratings are on the 5-star scale.
|#1 Ohio State - 10 Commits|
ESPN now deems DE Chase Farris worthy of being on the ESPN150 watch list.
|#2 Notre Dame - 9 Commits|
Nothing new for the Irish.
|#3 Michigan - 4 Commits|
Brennen Beyer goes back on the ESPN150 watchlist.
|#4 Michigan State - 5 Commits|
|#5 Indiana - 8 Commits|
Teams are going to start passing the Hoosiers once they get more commits.
|#6 Minnesota - 2 Commits|
ESPN finally acknowledges that Calvin Phillips isn't committed to the Gophers (which he hasn't been for at least a couple months now).
|#7 Wisconsin - 2 Commits|
No change for Wisconsin.
|#8 Iowa - 3 Commits|
Iowa picks up a decent offensive lineman. They're right on the heels of Minnesota and Wisconsin, passing Northwestern and Illinois.
|#9 Northwestern - 2 Commits|
Both of NU's commits are unranked to the services.
|#10 Illinois - 2 Commits|
Still just two for the Illini.
I'm experiencing the usual, May doldrums, wherein I am anxiously awaiting the start of my favorite sport, and looking for something - anything - to assuage my angst.
Nothing like a little WolverineHistorian on YouTube to scratch that itch.
But, its Saturday night, and I'm sitting at my laptop. My wife asked me what I was watching. Now, she can hear Brent Musburger's familiar voice through the speakers, and names like, "John Navarre" and "Lloyd Carr", (2003 UM vs. ND, if you must know). Its obvious I'm not watching what the rest of the world considers porn, just Michigan Football fanatics, which I'm. So, its pretty obvious that she's more than a bit incredulous that I would be - in her view, mind you - "wasting time." Its the same look and tone of voice I get when I pop Monty Python's Holy Grail, or Caddyshack, or Animal House into the ol' DVD player.
So, naturally, my question is, Should Lloyd have gone to the option look more often, like he did against Ohio State in 2003 with Navarre, in which he scored the touchdown?
*EDIT* Almost forgot to mention ... One of the comments made during the ND game by Musburger and Danielson was about Chris Perry's "great story". Lloyd had told him earlier in his collegiate career that if he didn't shape up and start playing up to his potential, he should transfer elsewhere. Now, pray tell, does that sound like a certain other Michigan coach who's been blamed for disrupting the "family" atmosphere at The Fort? Sounds like some serious "tough love" to me.
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