landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Without much time left for OT threads, and with profitgoblue taking a temporary hiatus from posting these threads, I thought the time was right for another. What's everyone up to at work? At home already? Big plans tonight? Let's have some fun, it's Friday at four (for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone).
You may not believe it, but we are almost out of OT time for 2012! Pretty soon, all threads must be on topic!
Don't miss out on your last chance to just completely flip out:
Instead, come with me on a magical journey into total OT-ness. You'll feel like you have superpowers! You'll feel like you've got a hand full of vertebrae and a head full of MAD!
The mods want to silence you! The mods want to tell you not to use this thread and put in whatever you want.
Do not listen. You're almost out of time! Flex your OT gunz!
Get in there, post some entirely OT content, and FIGHT!
User mgobleu's comment in the Big Ten basketbally championship ring thread (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/michigan-basketball-2012-big-ten-championship-ring) got me to thinking - did you guys and gals get class rings when you graduated HS and/or college?
Honestly, I don't remember if many people in my HS class got rings, but I did not.
I did, however, get an awesome unique super-special mystical-powered M-emblazoned class ring when I graduated from Michigan (thanks, Jostens!). I used to wear it pretty often the first couple of years out of school, but haven't in a long time. I'm still glad I got it, but don't wear it. Don't regret not getting a HS class ring. School colors were green and white, so that actually sorta worked out... ;)
Also never bothered getting a ring when I graduated from business school. Do people get rings upon completing their graduate degrees, too?
Pretty awesome website that shows the visaul footprint a website has within the internet universe. Take a look and zoom out to see where we stand, Very simple computer program - but pretty awesome.
Today (barely) in 1936 Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals under the nose of 20th century supervillain Adolf Hitler.
Today athletes talk about proving themselves, or showing their "doubters" what they're made of. There's a lot of empty pride, a lot of commercialism, and a lot of media. It's the nature of sport today.
But Jesse Owens genuinely proved something in Berlin. In the most dramatic possible context. His was one of the few moments in sports that genuinely exceeded the boundaries of the playing field to impact the entire world. Along with Eric Liddell (for personal reasons that one may discern by reading my signature) his accomplishments are the most significant to me in Olympic history.
This is only semi-OT, because Owens achieved his greatest heights in purely athletics terms at Ferry Field in 1935. As a Michigan fan, a sports fan, and an American, I am proud that one of the few memorials to any athlete on Michigan's athletic campus is the plaque honoring Owens at Ferry. As Rothstein says:
"Ferry Field still stands. Outside the track a plaque commemorates Owens' record-shattering day. It is, perhaps, the ultimate compliment in college sports that a University of Michigan athletic facility continues to honor the achievements of an Ohio State Buckeye."
Some things are more important than rivalry.