From Portage Northern.
Looks like Winter Break is coming a week too late (though those Ann Arbor School District kids are already off...)...8-9" in the Ann Arbor area. This one didn't stretch across the Country as much as the last one, but hit the AA area worse. It's deep, and it's the wet heavy stuff. And while (of course) the U is open, apparently as of early this morning, they haven't bothered to clear their sidewalks. No of the hype, but even more pain.
Wow, I can't believe what a downer the site has become...it's like we've accepted there's no joy left in Michigan Athletics. Well, after 2 OT wins, to go along with WBB and Softball wins, I'd say yesterday was a pretty good day for Michigan. You know there's something wrong when "I'm" the upbeat member of the site. So, without further ado-
But also in the positive news, and not to add multiple threads for more nice news, AnnArbor.com had a great long article on Phil Brabbs and his family. We're still rooting for you Phil! Go Blue!
When MGoBlog last left the Toomer's Corner poisoning story, Harvey Updyke Jr. had just been taken into custody on charges of Criminal Mischief for poisoning two live oaks (thanks Marvin) on Auburn's campus. He proceeded to call a syndicated radio show and brag about his actions, while giving his real name and town and calling from an unblocked number. He faces up to ten years in prison and up to 15,000 dollars in fines if found guilty.
Since then, several things have happened:
- It has been revealed that the suspect is a former Texas State Trooper, retired after 18 years. Link
- He has since denied poisoning the trees to police after being taken into custody.
- He petitioned the court for an appointed attorney, and that attorney has filed motion to withdraw, stating a conflict of interest (he is a part-time Auburn professor). A new lawyer has since been appointed.
- His son claims he suffers from kidney failure and diabetes, and is on 21 different medications. (Same link as State Trooper above.)
- He has been released on 50,000 dollars bond, and flipped off NBC cameras as he was driven away.
- Alabama has stated that he is not an alumnus nor a season ticket holder. Alabama AD Mal Moore has stated that this was "an awful act, a terrible thing to do."
- Alabama fans and students have begun fundraisers to replace the Toomer's Corner trees, which are said to be valued at around 30,000 dollars each.
- Updyke family members have received death threats from all over the state, causing grandchildren to be pulled out of school. (Same article as Texas Police and family death threats.)
Just thought I'd keep the MGoCommunity informed; this story is an interesting one for me because it really is a sad attack on college football traditions. Thinking that one man, obviously with serious problems, can cause that much damage to an age-old tradition is scary.
Also, if anyone can tell me how to do the links where it can just be one word, like Brian and a lot of the other posters do, I would be happy to go edit for readability. Edit: Fixed, thanks to Tim.
Mods please delete if something like this already exists.
I thought it would be a good idea to create a single thread to post all the specific bugs everybody's encountered on MGoBlog post-meltdown.
I'll begin with the MGoBoard thread titles becoming a bulleted list after a pos/neg bang. I'm in Chrome on Win7.
I had a new one tonight at BWW in Monroe.
Arcadia Sky High Rye, on tap. It's a rye pale ale with really intense grapefruit flavors, but very smooth so they're not offensive. The notes said a variety of flavors were present, but all I could find was grapefruit, with a hint of peach in the nose. This was not unpleasant. In fact, it went exceptionally well with the carribian jerk wings, and I would highly recommend it. I've not had anything from Arcadia brewery before, but I'll be on the lookout for some other stuff.
I'll start. The wife is away on a business trip. I am listening to the iPod with a concentration on Radiohead, and also Del Amitri- Scottish band from 90's, very good. Drinking Flying Dog Pale Ale, alternating with Hofbrau. Nice. What about you guys?