So kinda OT, but I'm at Kansas State University right now and I've been hearing their marching band for the last 40 minutes or so. It seems they have practice in their Old Stadium (yes, that's what it's called) on the south end of campus by their student union. At first, I thought it was some sort of pep rally because it's homecoming week, but turns out it's just practice.
This is really cool to be able to walk around campus and hear the band play. Granted, KSU is MUCH smaller than U-M, but I never once heard the MMB practice because they were way down at Elbel and I was generally on central or north campuses. Didn't have too much reason to go down there during the week in the middle of the day.
I know the people who live around there must get a lot of it which is awesome. Anyone else experience anything like this on other campuses? I'm listening to the K-State band as I type this. It's pretty cool.
Al Alburquerque? As a Tiger fan I would feel real good about this series if I had any faith the bullpen could protect a 4 run lead in the 9th, unfortunately I don't.
Quadruple header today leading off with Reds v Giants in deciding game 5
Who is your Tiger tonight?
Tonight is the night we find out if JV is worthy of being mentioned in the same breath with the incomparable Jack Morris.
Sabermetric over analysis warning: JV is 29 years old. Jack Morris was 29 in 1984.
I'm going with Justin Verlander as player of the game
Or at least harass the worst commish in sports.
The NHL office's number is 212-789-2000, let it ring. Extension 2101 is Gary Bettman himself. Be Civil, no profanity, and tell him and his penny pinching owners to end the lockout.
This hangs in the balance.
EDIT: Title changed to help with reading comprehension
My sister, a recent M grad, is currently working in American Samoa for WorldTeach, which is similar to Teach for America except that it takes place all over the world. Somewhat surpisingly, Samoa puts a lot of guys in the NFL for such a small country, and Samoans are pretty fond of football. One of the classes that my sister is teaching is grades 3 and 4 combined, and they were stunned when they found out their teacher went to the same school as Tom Brady. Well, the class was assigned to create a song about Manu'a (their Island) and Fitiuta (their village). Here's what they came up with (lyrics below):
Hail! to Manu'a People
Hail! to Fitiuta Students
Hail! Hail! Our school will never rest.
Hail !to Manu'a People
Hail to Fitiuta Students
Hail! Hail! Level 3 and 4 is the best.