As the title indicates, WDIV is reporting that Drew and Mike of 101.1 WRIF will be replaced by Dave and Chuck the Freak, formerly of 89x. Drew and Mike's last broadcast will be May 17th. As someone who really enjoyed Dave and Chuck's show on 89X, this is great news. Unfortunate, though, for the Drew and Mike fans.
Stephen M. Ross – Michigan grad and owner of the Miami Dolphins – has signed his name on the Giving Pledge with the goal of donating half of his wealth to charity. As many may know, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates started it a few years ago. Ross along with others were announced recently as new members in the group.
Prominent in real estate, Stephen M. Ross founded Related Companies and today is the owner of the Miami Dolphins. In his pledge letter, he says "I turned a 10-page business plan" -- created after he'd been fired by a New York financial firm -- "into over a $15 billion business." Formerly private in his philanthropy, he says he joined The Giving Pledge hoping to inspire others to give.
Good for him and all the others. Great to see people willing to make such sacrificies in this world.
But it's nothing new, and it could be way, way, WAY worse.
Although, actually, in a way, I like this little guy. I think it's because it's embarassing to the Buckeyes and also because in the modern day, somebody would see this and scream RACIST! (Seriously... it's like the head of a Black character from a 1930's cartoon).
EDSBS is running another charity drive for the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta. For those who aren't familiar, donors are encouraged to list their favorite team with their donation, and the team with the most given gets a dedicated day on EDSBS.
Michigan won handily last year, and I think won the year before.
My suggestion: If you decide to make a donation, choose Slippery Rock as your school. This way, we can still have a tremendous impact, and if we win again, Spencer will have to do some real research for Slippery Rock's day.
The EDSBS page for the "Charity Bowl" is here: http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2013/5/6/4304556/the-edsbs-charity-bowl-2013-is-on
JuniorCooper posted this link in another thread and I thought it was realy good and hadn't known about it before. I didn't want it to get lost at the bottom of that thread, as I think it's good for others to know too.
Apparently there is a "Back-to-school fund" that helps former student-athletes finish up their degrees that left before they finished. This year, Greg Mathews, Shawn Crable, and former UM Women's Basketball player LaTara Jones are all earning their degrees as well. Good article and great support from former alumni. I love how James Hall is an instrumental part of this and understands how great it is for these former players to earn their degrees and complete goals that they maybe didn't realize were so vital to their future (and their kids' futures) at the time.
Thanks Juniorcooper for posting. And congrats to these former athletes as well.