chance of bowl: 13.6%
This may be off topic but since it's the slow time of year I thought I would share.
The Silverdome has opened a high end sports bar in what used to be The Main Event Grill. My brother and I went there tonight to watch the Wings game and we were both impressed.
For those of you who remember the Main Event, the place still has an interior window running the length of the club that overlooks the field. While we were there some guys were playing soccer down on the field and it looked really cool.
According to the bartender, they've only been open a couple of weeks so they're still putting things together (they haven't hung any memorabilia nor have they filled an empty trophy case they have near the door). She said they will be expanding the beer selection soon. I can't really give you much of a food review, but we did have their Ultimate Fries which were tossed in parmesan and garlic and they were good. The menu was extensive but mostly typical bar food. The place is pretty large (I remember being pressed against the glass in that place watching a Lion's game back in '91). It has a couple of pool tables and a Golden Tee machine.
We had the place pretty much to ourselves. Aside from us there was a bartender, a cook, the owner of the Silverdome, and some friend of his. The bartender pointed the owner out and we considered saying hello, but decided we didn't really have anything to say to the guy so we left him alone.
So if you're looking for a place to watch the Wings, Tigers, or NBA in Oakland County, you probably won't have to fight a crowd.
Not sure if this embed worked - but it did bring back memories of beloved Ann Arbor
Here is the embed code anyways
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Really great article officially revealing the Solar Car team's 11th car "Quantum" to the world. There should also be a bunch more pictures of it up soon on the team's website. Quantum's first real test will be at the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Indy from May 2-7.
http://www.mascotgallery.com/vote.asp Winner gets their mascot used in a future series, and the Spartan bastards have used rcmb to pull ahead.
edit: Now we're kicking their ass, but keep voting!
Orson at EDSBS is launching a charity drive for RRISA, a refugee relocation group that resettles refugees in Georgia. It's a great cause, and comes with prizes(!) that includes a week of hypothetically Michigan-themed EDSBS content. Also, if the larger fundraiser somehow passes $50K, he has agreed to get an actual tattoo. Michigan won the post-Hurricane Katrina donation contest, so if your credit cards aren't maxed out for Mott, consider helping here too.
I normally wouldn't cut and paste, but it's for a good cause:
THE GIVING AND THE FORMAT WE LIKE IT IN: Scores, of course. Donations will go to RRISA's general fund for all services including resettlement, children's programs, employment, and family support. For the sake of competition, we suggest you give in the form of a score from a game you remember fondly. For instance, we'd suggest giving $34.31 if you were a Florida fan, or perhaps $31.06 if you were an Alabama fan, or maybe even $37.60 if you were an Iowa fan wishing to rub it in the eyes of a Michigan State fan.
VERY IMPORTANT THING: After you specify your gift, please select the "SPECIAL EVENT" tab from the Donation Detalis options and enter "EDSBS/[YOUR SCHOOL]" in the form specifying your school, and leave the address as "NA" if you don't want to send someone a letter showing off your charity. We'll keep a tally by school and update the standings for most and least charitable schools. In past fundraisers the Midwest leads the way, so step up your game, SEC-ers. The Slow States lead us in charitable giving, and this cannot stay if we are truly to be a conference of champions. (Also, they're REALLY smug about it while being absolutely right, the worst kind of smugtivity.)
THE GIVE AND THE GET: The winning school by donation will receive their own huge list--and we mean HUGE--of all the things that make them awesome, fictional and real. We'll also trick out EDSBS in their school colors for the week and build in a week of customized programming for them along the way.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE. If you, the EDSBS Commentariat, somehow go insane and raise $50,000 as a community, we will get a tattoo of your choosing. There are a few rules:
- No profanities. I'm not going around with a popular sentiment about Clemson on our bodies for the rest of our life.
- We choose the tattoo artist, placement, and size
- We will be fair about the size.
- Not on the chest, though. I'm not shaving the Selleck.
- The tattoo must be a logo or symbol, not words.
- The tattoo must not be Florida State-affiliated. Leave us the shreds of our dignity.
Edit: Trouble with embeding. Oh well. Linky